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Beyond Sierra Leone’s 50th Golden Jubilee Celebration
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Posted by on Apr 26, 2011, 17:16
As we celebrate Sierra Leone’s 50th anniversary, let us look back to our glory days and believe that we can shape a better future for the next 50 years. The best way we can celebrate our historic freedom is not only to invite the world heads of states to Freetown with the best champagne



Coming Back From The Brink In Sierra Leone :A Case of Selective Amnesia
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Posted by Karamoh Kabba on Apr 10, 2011, 11:38
Former President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone has written a beautifully bound 359-page volume
Former President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone has written a beautifully bound 359-page volume entitled Coming Back from the Brink in Sierra Leone, a must read for every Sierra Leonean alive for obvious reasons. For once, President Kabbah can now be credited for modesty with words. For those who are old enough to go down memory lane with me, he had actually plunged on the jagged edge.




Adieu My Godfather in Journalism : Olu Gordon
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Posted by Ngozi Obi Sesay on Apr 6, 2011, 20:24
Adieu Olu Gordon....Your Works We Will Forever Cherish
I first met Olu Gordon in 2003 while on holiday in my first year at Fourah Bay College. I noticed an advert for a reporter in his paper and immediately wrote an application which I forwarded to Peep's Savage Street office. When I eventually found the office and proceeded to climb the stairs, the first thing I noticed was that the whole place smelt of cigar




Indict Muammar Gaddafi now for War Crimes in Sierra Leone
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Posted by Aroun Rashid Deen on Mar 13, 2011, 18:47
With international pressure already mounting on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and with the International Criminal Court now in the process of gathering information on civilian deaths in Libya, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the International Criminal Court have a profound opportunity to indict Gaddafi for war crimes



Gender Barriers: An Issue in Sierra Leone Politics?
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Posted by Sanpha Sesay on Dec 20, 2010, 13:18
Women of the 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone Wins the 2007 Madeleine K. Albright Award
This article is in response to so many women and men from Sierra Leone living in the United States who wants to know whether or not women are serving the role of partners in development in our country, whether their contributions are significant to the survival of parts of the civil and physical infrastructure in our country.




That Visit of the Peace Building Commission Ambassador to Sierra Leone
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Posted by Michael Massaquoi; Coordinator, Peacebuilding Commission Secretariat on Nov 21, 2010, 01:25
Ambassador John McNee, the Chairman of the Peacebuilding Commission’s Country-Specific Configuration on Sierra Leone, will be visiting Freetown from  29th November until 3rd December 2010.  During that period Ambassador McNee



Understanding the New Decentralization Policy in Sierra Leone
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Posted by Edward Marah on Nov 13, 2010, 04:33
The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Local Government and Rural Development has developed a new decentralization policy for Sierra Leone hereby enabling the central government devolving some of its functions to the Local Government so as to achieve an effective governance of the state



West African Network of Journalists for Peacebuilding:…Origin, Mandate and Contributions into Peace in the Sub-Region
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Posted by Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya, WANJOP National Coordinator, Sierra Leone on Nov 9, 2010, 19:33

Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya, WANJOP National Coordinator, Sierra Leone
There was a time when the Institute for International Journalism of INWENT from the German Federal Government thought it wise that indeed journalists in the West African sub-region should be empowered greatly through capacity building in other to contribute to the peace and development as well as the transformation of the African continent.





The Life and Times Of A Failed Politician Dr. SAMA BANYA..As Told By Jusu Ngobeh of Kailahun
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Posted by Jusu Ngobeh of Kailahun on Oct 11, 2010, 20:52
I read with gross discontent the issues of lies published in previous editions of the Global Times and the New Vision Newspapers by no less a person than Sierra Leone’s number one joker, Dr. Sama Puawui Banya.  In response to his trash not only because his venom was directed to my uncle, Chief Lamin Vonjo Ngobeh



Old Leadership, New Leadership
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Posted by Kofi Akosah-Sarpong on Aug 18, 2010, 13:17
Leadership has become a buzz word for practitioners, bureaucrats and theorists of African development. The term   variously means a process of getting work done through people. Leadership may not be science but it is committed 



Zenith Mammy Curse’ Bank Director
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Posted by Abdul Karim Kabia (Fonti) +232 (33) 527799 on Jul 27, 2010, 20:33
The exigency to halt the new breed of attacks against journalists in Sierra Leone cannot be overemphasized. Journalists continue to face various forms of attacks in the hands of extremists or officials in government and other private institutions in the country



Africans in the Diaspora Face Economic Hardship: As Tragedies Take a Toll
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Posted by Roland Bankole Marke on Jul 25, 2010, 11:51
On July 19 2010 shockwave news of a horrible tragedy about a Sierra Leonean couple spread like wild bush fire during a severe Harmattan season, especially among the Sierra Leonean community in the United States. 52 year-old Godfrey Manley Spaine, aka Lord Bongo a popular comedian



Examine the Role of District Officers In Sierra Leone
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Posted by Amadi Abadi on Jul 15, 2010, 17:25

When the British annexed the hinterland of Sierra Leone and declared it a British protectorate in 1895, they met a very organized system of government and administration, which they did not wish to tamper with. What this





Dr. Sama Banya – Sierra Leone is Not Governed Under Jungle Law
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Posted by Sim Turay (Retired Lieutenant Colonel) on Jul 2, 2010, 01:33
I write in response to your article captioned “The Obduracy of the APC”, which was published in the New Vision Newspaper of Thursday 17 June 2010.  In particular, my focus is on your comment concerning the alleged shooting in cold blood of Lieutenant Sandi by me on the day of the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) military coup



The Government of Sierra Leone Proposed Inquest....Is No Witch-Hunting
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Posted by Brima M. Turay on Jun 22, 2010, 17:48
What is coming from some Sierra Leoneans is that we must not go back and unearth the buried because it would ignite chaos and jeopardize the peace for which we have already paid a heavy price. Let us remember that those who had been buried also have families 




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