After decades of slavery which later metamorphosed into colonial rule, the pronouncement of independence to African states brought joy and happiness to Africans and some non-Africans who were advocates of independence. However, such a description seems to me the best way possible of describing with what hope and optimism independence was received by Africans. [...]
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday December 3rd said no country can be truly democratic without the fullest participation and positive contributions of the disability community, the largest minority group in the nation.
He made this statement during the commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDD) under the theme: “Break [...]
Sunday 17th November 2013 marked the one year of the second term of His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone. Many citizens believe that his performance after his re-election in November last year has given them the flames of hope that would continue with the ongoing transformation [...]
It was the 25 year old film star handsome ‘Westlife’-looking Steve Grudda who broke the ‘news’ to me about a month ago – his bushy blonde hair head bobbing; his charming visage brightening into a beaming boyish smile; his sincere eyes twinkling…. I raised my almost 60 years old body from the plastic chair [...]
By Alpha Bedoh Kamara
Sierra Leone’s socio-economic transformation is being riddled with the word ‘accountability’ with loud speakers blaring the message in every part of the country with people getting the daily dose of this post-war phenomenon, but yet are finding it difficult to experience its true value.
And while the international community expect [...]
By Zainab F. Kanu
Strategic Media and Development Communications Unit
The National Fire Force in collaboration with the Freetown City Council has ended a two week fire fight sensitization in Freetown.
Speaking at the closing ceremony which took place at the Victoria Park, the Chief National Fire Force Officer, Kamanda Bongay, while addressing fire [...]
By Ibrahim Sillah, Saudi Arabia
It is now more than a half century since most of the African counties had their so-called independence, but, the painful truth is, Africans are yet to be freed from the agonizing economic shambles and shackles they have been going through for ages; and the fact of the matter [...]
By Alpha Bedoh Kamara
Some people, especially my kinsmen, will think me weird but the country’s economic challenges coupled by financial upheavals in developed countries are supposed to make us understand the importance of getting children at the right time in Sierra Leone.
Most people might argue that, before now, things were better- failing [...]