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

Ambassador Ibrahim Kamara, Sierra Leone Ambassador to Kuwait
 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...

Trump or Thrash?

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In September David Brady and Douglas Rivers of the Hoover Institution took a closer look at the demographics of Mr Trump’s enduring coalition. They painted a picture of Trump supporters as largely older, less wealthy and less educated. They found that more than half of Trump-backers are female. About a third is over the age of 65. Only 2% are younger than 30. Half of his voters have a high-school...

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...

Calling Jimmy Carter to Islam

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US President Jimmy Cater (1977-1981) Former US President Jimmy Carter, a one-term president in the late 1970’s, is one of those American presidents whose contributions on the world stage will always be recognized and appreciated for their significance and strategic importance. The Jimmy Carter Foundation has been a catalyst in bringing peace to a number of chronic conflict areas in the world, especially...

Burkina Faso Prime Minister Released by Loyal Soldiers

Gen. Gilbert Diendere, who was named leader of Burkina Faso on Thursday
Gen. Gilbert Diendere, who was named leader of Burkina Faso on Thursday Soldiers from around Burkina Faso poured into the capital overnight in a show of force as the military has vowed to disarm the mutinous presidential guard behind last week’s coup on Tuesday, with force if needed. Meanwhile, the junta met a key international demand by releasing the country’s interim prime minister, Lt. Col....

Dozens of Dead Migrants Found Onboard a Lorry in Austria

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The Austrian authorities say at least 20 migrants have been found dead in a lorry near the eastern border with Hungary.   The number of dead could be as high as 50, they say. The grim find comes as a summit focussing on migration takes place in the Austrian capital, Vienna.  Tens of thousands of migrants from conflict-hit states in the Middle East and Africa have been trying to make...

The Paradox of American Freedom

Abdulai Mansaray, author
 The Confederate flag, a Civil War –era banner was removed entirely from the South Carolina Statehouse, recently. It followed the death of nine black church members at the hands of Dylann Roof, a white man that was photographed with the confederate flag. He has since been charged with what many call a “hate crime”. Since the birth of modern day America, there have been three...

Donald Trump: Clinton Gets Early Christmas Card.

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Donald TrumpDonald Trump appeared to be the flavour of the month and had been flying high on the American political Richter scale. But it seems that either the wheels are coming off the rails or he may have danced himself lame, when the main dance is yet to come. His early approval rating is nothing short of what some will associate with change, while others may see it as a flash in the pan. He has...

Fariso Jordan’s Georgia ends Successful Run Off-Broadway

Fariso Jordan and leading man Matthew Acevedo in Georgia the play
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...

President Yahya Jammeh Pardoned Treason Convicts Including a Sierra Leonean

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“I believe in the fear of Allah and forgiveness” Says:- Yayah Jammeh In an action that the people of The Gambia have referred to as unprecedented in the history of their country, President Yayah Jammeh last week acting within the powers conferred upon him by section 82 of the constitution of The Gambia, pardoned all those were convicted of treason since 1994 to 2013 and were serving...

NYC Mayor adds flavor and ‘swag’ to Jerk Fest

L-R- New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chef Irie and Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.
L-R- New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chef Irie and Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.Not even the scorching 96 degrees heat wave could deter 16,000 patrons from attending New York’s largest Caribbean food festival. The festival upgraded its status turning out closest to the outcome its promoters had hoped for attracting...

Interview with Addishiwot Asfawosen, curator of Roots Ethiopian Photo Exhibition 2015 Tour

Addishiwot Asfawosen & Prince Michael Mekonnen, the grandson of Emperor Selassie attend Roots Ethiopian Photo Exhibition at Fairfield House in Bath, England
Addishiwot Asfawosen & Prince Michael Mekonnen, the grandson of Emperor Selassie attend Roots Ethiopian Photo Exhibition at Fairfield House in Bath, EnglandLondon based, Ethiopian born Artist, Photographer, African Costume and Jewelry Designer, Addishiwot Asfawosen’s exhibition has brought the Ethiopian city of Arba Minch (Amharic for forty springs) and Fairfield House the...

Recruitment of Maids to the Arab World Must Be Banned

Migrant domestic workers, hold banners demanding basic labor rights as Lebanese workers, during a march at Beirut's seaside, Lebanon, Sunday, April 28, 2013. More than 200,000 workers mostly women from Asia and Africa work as maids in a country of 4 million people, many also come from places as far as Madagascar and Nepal, but the majority are from Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Eritrea. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Domestic helpers rally in support of an Indonesian maid who was tortured by her employers Generally, the history of maids’ recruitment to the Arab world has oftentimes been a source of misery for the maids themselves and a source of headache for Embassies to which such maids belong. Whosoever has been a resident in the Arab world, especially the Gulf Region, knows the facts of this matter. Hopes...

Female Genital Mutilation: Why Egyptian Girls Fear the Summer

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Cairo, Egypt Summer days: They're what childhood memories are made of, glorious afternoons of unchecked freedom to frolic with friends in the sun, unshackled from the earthly obligations of a math class that never seemed further away. But for millions of schoolgirls in Egypt, this time of year represents something much darker: the start of the female genital mutilation (FGM) season. Mona...

UNAOC and Education First End Summer School 2015 in New York

Crosssection of facilitators from UNAOC and EF
“Opportunity comes but once”, usually say many writers and speakers. But I don’t think this is true. I think opportunity can come in many forms and shapes, but what we shouldn’t do however, is misusing it and then turn to God and ask for more.   Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, United Nations High Representative for the Aliance of Civilizations  Throughout my...