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SALONE ELECTIONS 2018:THE MAKING OF A DEMIGOD

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Regardless of who wins the March 27, 2018 presidential runoff in Sierra Leone (Salone), a demigod will be sworn in on inauguration day. After spending five weeks in Salone and observing activities at the height the 2018 election campaign season, … Continue reading

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Salone Cabinet Ministers: Are they STAKEHOLDERS or STICK-HOLDERS?

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In a recent post on social media, one group of Sierra Leoneans who had scheduled a meeting for dialogue on social issues were criticized for inviting cabinet ministers and other unelected officials. Some of the ministers invited were widely viewed … Continue reading

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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