They Say “Youth are the Future Leaders”, When, Where and What is the Future?

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Othman Sheriff, author Postcolonial Sierra Leone has experienced endless unenviable history ranging from dictatorship rule,  brutal civil war, military putsches to a staggering democratic system that is riddled by graft, tribal, regional and selfish interests.  Unfortunately, youth, women and children who are hardly considered in decision-making process, have always been the expendable victims. While...

Ambassador Kamara Clarifies the Smear Campaign over the Kuwaiti House Maids Issue: My Rejoinder

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Othman Sheriff, author I’m a Muslim to the bone and can read Quran without a hiccup but I find it disgusting and unimaginable, the way and manner poor African women are being treated by Arab families in the Gulf region and all intellectual pieces that are aimed to downplay or undo the negative effects, including the recent publication by the Sierra Leonean Embassy in Kuwait, are baseless.  The fact...

Ambassador Kamara Clarifies the Smear Campaign over the Kuwaiti House Maids Issue

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 Ibrahim Bakarr Kamara, Sierra Leone Ambassador to Kuwait  The issue of maltreatment of Sierra Leonean House maids in the State of Kuwait is a subject that has been circulating over the social media for some time now and the conditions reported by the House Maids themselves have been a source of serious concern not only to their relatives and friends at home and abroad but more so to the Government...

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...

Abie’s Ailment Was a Lesson for Me and You

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Othman Sheriff, author Good morning my noble readers. I disappeared from this column 3 months ago due to unavoidable reasons and I owe you apology for any disappointment. I was busy implementing development projects in remote communities in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, where I was born and raised. The lack of reliable power supply and internet facility in that part of the world made it impossible...

If Voting Changed Anything, They’d Abolish It

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You don’t need an Einstein, a Pythagoras or Darwin to figure out that western Democracy is a semantic anomaly that only works in the West. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to this. There are cultural, historical and interest based types of democracy, but not as we have been told. Even the layman in the street can summarise the tenets of Democracy as “a government of the people, by...

KKY Rebrands Sierra Leone at Global Stage as He Continue to Win the Hearts of Global Leaders

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Yumkella winning the warm approbation of multibillionnaire, Chief Elumelu Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella has been appointed as one of the commissioners of the new Global Energy Transition Commission. Kandeh is the only African to be appointed to the Commission, and joins an elite group of leaders, strategists and thinkers, including President Calderon – the former President of Mexico, Paul Poulson –...

Is the SLPP Flagbearer Contest Degenerating Into a South-East Versus Northwest Match?

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As I already stated in my yesterday’s rejoinder to the tribally motivated “verification committee” led by no other a person but Edward Soloku who is a well-known pro-Paopa top gun in the South, the date of the illegal press release published against KKY marked yet another dark day for the rank and file of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), who unwittingly are being dragged down by some...

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...

Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, What a Great Opportunity For SLPP and Sierra Leone!!

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Dr. Kandeh Yumkella speaking to the mediaKKY, as usually called by his fans, does not only possess indelible track records and success stories in countless files at the world stage, he also possess the leadership charisma and patriotic commitment most needed to retrack our derailed and futureless Sierra Leone. Few days ago, KKY began showcasing his readiness and competence to lead a broken nation...

Why Africa must cancel Economic Agreements, Political and Military with France?

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Dr. Mehenou Amouzou, author  A few months ago we published “Culture and Development in Africa”. The intent of this publication is to analyze the causes of underdevelopment in Africa and how Africa could catch up by becoming a prosperous continent and not at the mercy of all predators.  The topics that were discussed are:  Culture encompassing social development;  Culture, economic...

Andrew K. Keili’s Speech at Special Dinner in London

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SPEECH DELIVERED BY ANDREW K. KEILI AT THE DINNER AND DANCE ORGANISED IN HIS HONOUR AT FOREST HILL IN LONDON ON 18th APRIL 2015 Andrew K. Keili, Flagbearer Aspirant for Sierra Leone Peoples PartyIt is indeed a cherished privilege accorded me tonight to deliver a speech at this occasion. Such an event gives me the opportunity to talk to a disparate group of Sierra Leoneans on issues affecting our country. I...

Sierra Leone! Sierra Leone! Stop Tribal and Colour Politics!

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Sierra Leone, the country some of us are dying for is gradually reversing back to the gloomy years. Even amid the ongoing Ebola outbreak when all flights to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia were permanently grounded, some of us still had the courage and felt obliged to go home from the Diasporas where we have found safe heaven over the years after fleeing from the wrath and stinky excesses of our...

To Regain Power in Sierra Leone, SLPP Needs a Different Face

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Othman SheriffI arrived in Berlin, Germany few hours ago after 9 hectic but very successful weeks in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone. We now know that the war on Ebola is winnable but many aspects of it remain unfair and unbearable for the ordinary citizens. The most notorious one, for example, is the lockdown/stay-at-home method used by the central government as a means of cubing the virus.  I spent...

YAD and Fambul Tik e.V. Targets Niawa Chiefdom in the Fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone

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Youth In Action for Development (YAD) in collaboration with Fambul Tik  e.v. has on the 5th November  2014 donated medical equipment and a brass band to Niawa chiefdom in Kenema district. The donation ceremony which took place at Gandorhun village court bari and attended by all stakeholders of the chiefdom, was a continuation of series of donations made by the two organizations to fight Ebola...