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...

AUSTERITY, AUSTERITY, AUSTERITY!!!!!!!Mr. President, beware of your legacy.

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Abdulai Mansaray, author This was one word I always prayed, will be banished from the political vocabulary of our country; because I saw, felt, and tasted what AUSTERITY was. This is no attempt to digest the inner bowels of the economic gymnastics that is staring at us from the barrels of extreme poverty. It is no secret that Sierra Leone has monopoly over the unenviable tag; “as one of the poorest...

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...

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

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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,...

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend; Except if You Live in Kono District,

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Abdulai Mansaray, author The Kono descendants have called for a worldwide demonstration on the 23/04/16 at the offices of Tiffany & Co in London.  According to information, Tiffany & Co is sharing a financial partnership with OCTEA; the sole owner of Koidu Holdings Ltd. Koidu holdings is known as the largest mining company in Sierra Leone. The District seems to literally subscribe to the James...

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 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...

SLPP Germany Chapter Sets to Elect a New Executive, But Many Questions Remain Unanswered (Part 2)

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The SLPP Germany chapter is poised to elect a new executive on Saturday, 7th November this year and there is frenzied campaign ongoing behind the scene. According to a WhatsApp message circulated by a Sir Sam Sonjor , who introduced himself as Director of an unverified institution named “SLPP Germany Prestigious International Online School of Sierra Leone Politics”, the election will take place...

SLPP Germany Chapter Sets to Elect a New Executive, But Many Questions Remain Unanswered

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The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is active and productive in many countries across the western world except in Germany. Even when the party was in power for more than a decade the Germany chapter never developed above its current standard. Since the ending of the decade long civil conflict followed by establishment of democratic system of governance in Sierra Leone, leadership of SLPP Germany...

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...

Ruby B. Johnson crowned Miss Eco Sierra Leone

From right to left Ruby B. Johnson, Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu and Ms. Ramzhain Suma, former Miss Sierra Leone Heritage
Ambassador Bokarie Stevens, Sierra Leone Ambassador to the United States crowns Ruby B. Johnson Sierra Leone's Queen Eco 2015[/caption]Ambassador Bokarie Stevens, Sierra Leone Ambassador to the United States crowns Ruby B. Johnson Sierra Leone’s Queen Eco 2015[/caption]Pageant Queen Ruby B. Johnson Crowned as Miss Eco Sierra Leone: Promoting Eco Tourism and Sustainable Development in Post-Ebola...

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...