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WAKE UP SALONE YOUTH: YOU ARE BEING “KICKED NOT STUMBLED OVER” BY POLITICIANS

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General elections are slated to take place in Sierra Leone on March 7, 2018. The whole country is abuzz now with an onslaught of candidates crawling out of the woodwork. Several of the 2018 contenders are hoping to become standard-bearers … Continue reading

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A message for Hawa Kamara: Miss Universe, Sierra Leone 2016.

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You were given the cause to post a video in response to the pornographic video put out on social media to malign you. Keep smiling girl, it looks good on you!! Without seeing the maligning video, it is nonetheless obvious … Continue reading

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Giant Diamond Found in Sierra Leone: Jubilation or Tribulation?

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The biggest news out of Sierra Leone for the past couple of days has been the discovery of a giant diamond, which the Sierra Leone State House describes as a  706 carat diamond. This precious stone was found by a … Continue reading

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WHY ARE WOMEN SO VULNERABLE TO VIOLENCE IN SIERRA LEONE?

IT IS BECAUSE OUR SOCIETY TREATS GIRLS AS INFERIOR. One morning recently, Sierra Leoneans around the world woke up to social media photos of the body of a young woman lying face up on a sandy beach in Freetown (Lumley). Her … Continue reading

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Women’s Empowerment in Sierra Leone: Sande Society in scope

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Among the Mende people of Sierra Leone, newly initiated girls in Sande are referred to as Mbogboni, girls and women who are not members of Sande are known as Kpowa. The general membership of Sande are Sande Nyaha (Sande women), … Continue reading

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Video on Teen Pregnancy in Salone

Mama Salone just discovered this video by government of Sierra Leone and UNFPA on the launching of their effort to address the teen pregnancy problem. It is a great start but more need to be done to deal with the … Continue reading

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Juvie Offensive: Sexual Exploitation of Girls

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In the United States, the term “juvie” is short for juvenile and a colloquial word for juvenile correctional facility or juvenile justice system. It is also used to refer to a young person who has served time in a juvenile correctional facility; … Continue reading