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Sierra Leone News: MRU discusses border security and confidence building

Monday, March 18th, 2019
Sierra Leone News: MRU discusses border security and confidence building

Commander Hassan J. Conteh of the Naval Wing representing Sierra Leone in the Mano River Union (MRU) has told officials that the cross-border and trans-boundary institution enjoys the benefits of proximity between the four nations. He said the MRU sub-region is rich in natural resources; human and mineral resources in the sub-region that constitutes about 25%[…]

Sierra Leone News: MDAs trained on Ipsas financial reporting

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Training for accountants and vote comptrollers through the Accountant General’s Department with support from the European Union was aimed at improving the preparation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) compliant financial reporting for all spending entities. The vote controllers and accountants from across spending entities were taken through the preparation of the IPSAS financial[…]

Sierra Leone News: African media moving toward digitalization, contents sharing

Friday, July 27th, 2018
Sierra Leone News: African media moving toward digitalization, contents sharing

The recent published study that was reported by the African Media Initiative (AMI) which suggests that African Media offer ‘very little’ cross-border reporting which according to the report ‘limit’ in-depth knowledge of the continent. The report highlighted that most information about Africa comes from sources outside the continent and ultimately determines what has been called[…]

Sierra Leone News: The Dangers of Partisanship: A Reply to Kelfala Kallon

Monday, December 4th, 2017

I would like to reply to Kelfala Kallon’s response to my paper ‘Why We Need Change: The Case for a Developmental, Inclusive and Democratic Party’. He titled his reponse ‘Yes, We Need Change, But not the Fishy Type’. In my paper, I discussed the contributions of Tejan Kabbah’s SLPP government in the field of stabilisation,[…]


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

My Brothers and Sisters and Fellow Sierra Leoneans and Friends of Sierra Leone, West Africa Too often, the urge to resort to tribalism, nepotism, political party loyalty and family relationships have largely trumped patriotism in our great and beloved country, the Republic of Sierra Leone in West Africa. That being said, in my opinion, our[…]

Sierra Leone News: Pan-Africanism, Education, and Freedom of Expression in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Ismail Rashid,  Professor of History, Vassar College, New York Let me extend my appreciation to the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) and Teach for Sierra Leone (TFSL) for organizing this lecture in honor and recognition of Olu Gordon, who passed in 2011. Olu, as numerous tributes reiterated six years ago, was a formidable journalist,[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Whatever is better than spending an afternoon at a University campus? I did that the other day at the commencement (graduation) exercises of Towson University in Baltimore where over a thousand students got their degrees in various fields. It was a well-organized ceremony with shuttle buses taking guests to the event. A couple of Sierra[…]

Sierra Leone News: NATIONAL DIALOGUE SERIES 4: Wetin mek we de pay tax? Part 2

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The National Dialogue Series continued on Thursday, 11th May 2017 with the topic: ‘Wetin mek we de pay tax? (Why do we pay tax?)’ live on Africa Young Voices Television and simulcast on the Independent Radio Network across Sierra Leone. This is the fourth in the series and the second on the same topic. The[…]

Sierra Leone News: Social Safety Net beneficiaries in Kono commend ACC

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

We commend the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) for the sustainability of the Social Safety Net (SSN) Project in our communities”. This statement was made by beneficiaries of the SSN project, during outreach engagements in Toli and Mafindor chiefdoms conducted by ACC Sub-Regional Office, Kono. Chairlady of the Toli[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

It was much ado about something really the other day as many celebrated Easter in the glare of piercing heat that dribbled beads of sweat on the faces of the revellers. It was multiple years ago, many remembered, that the period of Easter had seen such sunshine; an old timer recollected adding “if we see[…]