Monthly Archives: February 2012

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No Progress for Women in Diaspora Political Chapters

There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole…than the one which involves women as central players. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General Women are absent in leadership positions in the political parties in Sierra Leone; unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Missing In Parliament – Women

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2012 is Election year in Sierra Leone, the second general election since the war. There are two main political parties in Sierra Leone, the All People’s Congress (APC), now in power and the Sierra Leone People Party (SLPP) and there … Continue reading

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Elitism Harms Women’s Progress

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A cockroach knows how to sing and dance, but it is the hen that prevents it from performing its art during the day – African proverb. What is preventing women in Sierra Leone from performing our art of progress? There … Continue reading

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Stop abandoning your children!

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This article was originally posted on http://www.sierraleonenow.com By Jacob Sax Conteh As many Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora, especially in the United States, return home to settle down, many are doing so at the expense of their children and spouses … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone: Conflict is NOT our Heritage

We recently read a disturbing article entitled: Confronting the Past?: Negotiating a Heritage of Conflict in Sierra Leone, by Dr. Paul Basu, a British Anthropologist.  In our view, this article fits what Dr. Basu aptly describes “…to reinforce crude, racialized … Continue reading

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Plight of women in Salone

The never-ending plight of Salone Women – Watch more Videos at Vodpod. The never-ending plight of Salone Women

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ALWAYS TWO THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT

AFRICAN VERSION OF AN IRISH POEM In this world, there are only two things to worry about Either you were born or you were not born If you were not born, there is nothing to worry about If you were … Continue reading