Sierra Leonean Soul Star Azania to Spend Equal Time Between Geneva and New York in 2017

Azania shelters from the rain after an interview at Lido Restaurant in Harlem, New York
Sierra Leonean soul star Azania articulates her career move for 2017 during a recent interview in Lido Restaurant in Harlem, New York Despite the heavy rain, Sierra Leonean soul queen Azania braved the wet and cold weather last Tuesday just to keep a scheduled interview appointment at Lido Restaurant in the heart of Harlem in New York City.  Many other artists would have simply cancelled the interview...

Sierra Leone to Commemorate End of Ebola With 3-minutes of Silence, Government Spokesman Bayraytay Says

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Abdulan Bayraytay, Government of Sierra Leone Spokesperson The government and people of Sierra Leone will observe 3 minutes of Silence Monday, November 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the declaration of the end of Ebola virus disease in the country by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO said a total of 28,616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases were reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...

President Obama Extends 18 month DED for Liberians after Homeland Security Approves 6 months TPS Reprieve for Ebola Affected Countries

President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (L) listens to U.S. President Barack Obama talk as he welcomes her in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, May 27, 2010.
President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (L) listens to U.S. President Barack Obama talk as he welcomes her in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, May 27, 2010. Less than a week after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Jeh Johnson re-authorized an extension of 6 months Temporary Protected Status (TPS) assigned to Ebola Affected Countries namely Sierra Leone, Guinea...

Countdown begins for Sizzla’s return to New York

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After 8 years absence, reggae star Sizzla returns to New York for Irie Jam Media’s 23rd anniversary celebration. The milestone event on Labor Day Sunday, September 4 at Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica, New York will bring together –  reggae dancehall artists, Mr. Vegas, Richie Spice, Anthony B, Elephant Man, I-Wayne, Bugle, Jamiel and Sizzla as headliner – to what observers say is the last major...

Sierra Leonean Soul Star Azania to Deliver Shetek Conference Keynote Address

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Azania Noah After two years in Europe, singer, songwriter and producer Azania Noah returned to New York City on Thursday.  Azania will deliver the 2016 Shetek Conference on Saturday at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. Shetek Conference was initiated in 2013 in New York to further the progress of professional women in entertainment including music, television, film and technology. Panelists at Shetek...

Women in Leadership Symposium to Benefit Annie Walsh Memorial School

Annie Walsh Memorial School Student Recipients of AWOGA NY&NJ Scholarship 2015-16
Fatima Elias, president of AWOGA NYNJ Chapter The New York/New Jersey Chapter of the Annie Walsh Old Girls Association (AWOGA) will host an inaugural symposium on Women in Leadership on Saturday 9 July, 4:30pm – 10:00pm, at the Great Hall, Shepard Hall, City College City University of New York (CUNY). The symposium which is in partnership with Colin Powell School for Civic & Global Leadership,...

KONO DISTRICT DESCENDANTS WORLDWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST OCTEA MINING AND TIFFANY & CO.

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KONO DISTRICT DESCENDANTS WORLDWIDE DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST OCTEA MINING AND TIFFANY & CO. KONO DISTRICT DESCENDANTS are calling for a global demonstration this Saturday, 23rd April 2016 to protest Tiffany & Co.’s financial partnership with Octea Group.  Octea is the sole owner of Koidu Holdings Ltd, which is the subsidiary company that mines diamonds in Kono District and is the largest...

Sierra Leonean Author Kicks-off “Ebola Outbreak in West Africa” Book Tour in America

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Sierra Leonean author, award-winning journalist, political activist and human rights advocate
Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Sierra Leonean author, award-winning journalist, political activist and human rights advocate Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, the Sierra Leonean award-winning journalist, author, chair of the African Socialist Movement of Sierra Leone and human rights advocate arrived in New York City late Wednesday to begin a two-month book tour in the United States of America. Mr. Bah said the tour promoting...

Sierra Leone, Guinea & Liberia get 6 Months TPS Extension

Attorney Amaha Kassa ,Esq.-Founder, Executive Director of African Communities Together (ACT)
Attorney Amaha Kassa ,Esq.-Founder, Executive Director of African Communities Together (ACT) Leaders of Africans Campaign for TPS Renewal are ecstatic and heaving a sigh of relief over Homeland Security Secretary Mr. Jeh Johnson’s announcement Tuesday of an additional six months Temporary Protected Status (TPS) extension from May 22, 2016 to November 21, 2016 for Ebola affected countries of Sierra...

Sierra Leoneans, Guineans & Liberians Campaign for TPS Renewal

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Amaha Kassa, Esq. founder and Executive Director of African Communites Together Come May 2016, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sierra Leoneans,     Guineans and Liberians living in the United States without work authorization will expire. Unless the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authorizes an extension, thousands of people from these three Ebola affected countries face deportation. The...

Africa-America Institute Hosts Future Leaders Legacy Fund Awards Gala

From right: Mrs Geingob, President Hage Geingob, Amini Kajunju-President & CEO Africa-America Institute &  Strive Masiyiwa - Zimbabwean technology entrepreneur and philanthropist
AAIs Distinguished guest, Sierra Leonean born Mahen Bonetti, Executive Director, founder of New York African Film Festival, enjoys dinner at Africa America Institutes Future Leaders Legacy Awards Gala While the United Nations was executing the second day of its 70th General Debate, an estimated 300 distinguished guests including African and US leaders and top diplomats came together to celebrate The...

President Koroma to Address UNGA Amid Planned Protest

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When Sierra Leone’s President Ernest B. Koroma delivers his address on Tuesday at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), he will face a concerted protest by Concerned Sierra Leoneans USA (CSLUSA). In an invitation to Sierra Leoneans in the USA to join Tuesday’s protest outside the UN Headquarters in Manhattan, CSLUSA outlines the following grievances as the basis for their...

KDU Convenes Global Family Reunion

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The Krio Descendants Union (KDU) will congregate in Durham, North Carolina this weekend with Krios, Sierra Leoneans and guests for a global family reunion. This historic family reunion from September 4 – 6, 2015 comes five centuries after Sierra Leoneans first arrived in the Carolinas as slaves to work on rice plantations and as domestic servants.    “While we are thrilled...

Fariso Jordan’s Georgia ends Successful Run Off-Broadway

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Fariso Jordan and leading man Matthew Acevedo in Georgia the playWith Rolling Stone’s retraction of the UVA rape story after investigation by Columbia University, notwithstanding, actress and playwright Fariso Jordan succeeds in keeping it strictly real in her rescripted, full production play Georgia.   Fariso’s play Georgia premiered as a one-woman play in 2013 and two years...

Interview With Dr. Kandeh Yumkella on Eliminating Energy Poverty in Sierra Leone

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Dr. Kandeh Yumkella speaks with reporters at Africa America Institute’s 60th Anniversary Awards Gala. Click on the image to listen the audioAfter two decades of service as a leader in international development cooperation, promoting important initiatives for global sustainable development, Sierra Leonean born Dr. Kandeh Yumkella – former United Nations Under-Secretary General and Special...