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A Story of Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai
On Saturday, April 24, 2010, sitting on a straight back chair in my verandah on Fort Street in black tight-fitting fashionable jeans with black equally trendy tight-fitting shirt, Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai, with his ‘new angel’ (the light complexioned plump daughter of celebrated lawyer/politician Osho-Williams, dressed in maxi shirt brown flowery cotton dress, with Caucasian-type hair that drape her well-fed shoulders) said that when he first came to Freetown (from Kailahun District) and started attending Bathurst Street Infant School he had to "wash people’s clothes; wash their dishes" in order to get food to eat to enable him to go to school.
Apr 26, 2010, 14:43
Empowering the poor through community-based paralegals
More than half of the world’s population are not satisfactorily protected by law or the institutions established to govern them. The poor are in a particularly helpless position- their rights are routinely violated, they are unable to access formal institutions and are incapable of speaking out. In Sierra Leone the vast majority of the population do not have access to the formal justice system. They have to rely on informal or traditional institutions which often leave them vulnerable to exploitation and discrimination.
Apr 7, 2010, 17:24
10 Misconceptions about paralegals in Sierra Leone
A few among the many lawyers I have had the opportunity to discuss the subject of ‘paralegals’ with initially seemed to have deep suspicions of paralegals and their activities. Minutes into our conversation they realise that there is really no firm evidential basis to warrant a conviction so they drop all charges. Since I may not be able to talk to every individual lawyer or person who might have an unflattering opinion about the work of paralegals, I thought it prudent to put pen to paper and correct some of the most common misconceptions of paralegals.
Apr 6, 2010, 17:20
Sylvia Blyden Writes to Sorie Fofana on Lilian Lisk & Afsatu Kabba
So it was that when Aunty Lilian Lisk telephoned and telephoned me repeatedly and persistently that she wanted to see me in August last year, I was initially too busy to make it but eventually yielded to her numerous demands despite my busy schedule. On arrival, I sat down with her for a long time at her house listening to what it was that she wanted. I was later to undertake a special assignment she gave me concerning the erstwhile Minister of Fisheries & Marine Resoruces Haja Afsatu Kabba whom is well known to be a friend of mine... Anyway, I completed this assignment given to me by Aunty Lilian Lisk in August 2009 quite successfully to her great pleasure. Aunty Lilian Lisk, in gratitude for the role I had played for her in August 2009, had sent me special small perfumery gifts through the wife of a top Police Boss and she also offered me lots of nice things and advantages which I turned down... CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE
Mar 26, 2010, 13:13
RESPONSIBILITIES OF ‘FIRST MOTHER’:Transcript of BBC Umaru Fofana’s Interview with President Koroma’s Mother.
INTRODUCTION FROM BBC’S BUSH HOUSE IN LONDON: It is not often that we hear from the mother of an African President. For the first time Sierra Leone has an elected president whose mother is alive. So when our reporter Umaru Fofana visited the northern town of Makeni, he visited Mrs Alice Rosalyn Koroma, the mother of President Ernest Bai Koroma. He asked her what the responsibilities were of being the mother of the President.
Mar 22, 2010, 15:02
Summary of Evidence versus Count1, Count2, Count9 and Count10
PLEASE NOTE THAT COUNTS 1 & 2 ABOUT $3,000 ARE IDENTICAL TO COUNTS 9 & 10 BUT SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE MENTIONS ONLY ONE ALLEGED $3,000 INCIDENT. SO, THE FOUR COUNTS ABOUT THE ONE $3,000 MIGHT NEED TO BE CLARIFIED...
Mar 16, 2010, 07:53
Sierra Leone's Fullah Tribal Headman for Western Area
The Hon. Justice Alhaji Dr. Abdulai Bapatheh Timbo was born to Alhaji Alimamy Wuroh Timbo and Haja Neneh Timbo on the 5th November 1938 in Rokulan, in the Bombali District. He got his primary education at the then Native Administration School, Mateboi and his secondary education at the Magburaka Boys Secondary School and the Bo Government Secondary School. He left Bo School in 1955, assisted his father for a while in his business, and later left for London where he took his Ordinary and Advanced Level Examinations.
Mar 11, 2010, 17:10
AGENDA 2012: REINVENTING AND MODERNISING THE SIERRA LEONE PEOPLES PARTY (SLPP)
In conclusion the 2010 SLPP Convention was a resounding success that witnessed the reinvention and continued modernisation of the party to meet the complex and varied challenges of our time and one that prepares it as a Government in waiting to successfully tackle the challenges of accountability, corruption and the global economic meltdown that has left the majority of our people impoverished with no solution in sight.
Mar 5, 2010, 18:17
Sierra Leone National Excels in America – Daniel Koroma writes a book on the Environment
Like others before him, Dr. Daniel Baifeth Koroma (Dan Koroma), has again made our nation proud by writing an excellent book on the environment titled "Impact of Environmentally Contaminated Brownfields Sites". What are brownfields you might ask? Brownfields are generally defined as vacant, idle, abandoned, underused agricultural land, industrial, commercial facilities, old mines and old ports, where environmental, economic and social obstacles hinder use and development.
Feb 25, 2010, 12:28
Conspiracy to Molest Sierra Leone's Marine Resources Minister!
CONTRARY TO A CERTAIN NEWS TABLOID CITING UNETHICAL A.C.C. CONSPIRATORS, NOBODY HAD TO BAIL OUT HON. AFSATU KABBA AS SHE WAS NEVER ARRESTED. SHE WAS ASKED UNDER SECTION 63(1) TO PROVIDE 2 SURETIES & ONE OF SALONE’S FOREMOST GOVERNMENT CRITICS, DR. SYLVIA BLYDEN SIGNED ONE OF THE HALF BILLION LEONES BONDS; WHICH ACTION IN ITSELF SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THE SITUATION AFSATU KABBA FINDS HERSELF. THE PROPERTY USED TO SECURE THE HALF BILLION LEONES BOND 100% BELONGS TO DR. SYLVIA O. BLYDEN. Click above link for Relevant Sections of the Anti Corruption Act of 2008
Feb 19, 2010, 10:55
Weh Dehn Say? Dehn Say Kapu Sehns Nor Kapu Word (Knowledge is More Than Mere Words)
This ground breaking book Weh Dehn Say? Dehn Say Kapu Sehns Nor Kapu Word, comprising a vast array of Sierra Leonean Literature, terminates a perennial indictment that Sierra Leoneans have not been seriously in pursuit of a literary and artistic tradition. This crucial appraisal of the works of earlier and burgeoning indigenous writers includes the work of: Davidson Nicol, Sarif Easmon, Lemuel Johnson, Syl Cheney-Coker and Alhasan Mansaray. However, the lineup of writers is in no way exhaustive. Their works are evocative of national pride and dignity, realizing that this tiny West African nation has made some strides, i.e., contributing its fair share to literary and cultural milieu of Africa and world literature. These analyses tunnel at the crossroads of Sierra Leone’s wonderful and exotic mélange of a rich and very diverse culture, with its artistic history and destiny.
Feb 15, 2010, 14:04
Kabala: Sign of things to Come in Sierra Leone?
The just concluded elections for a new Paramount Chief in the political indicator district of Koinadugu has been concluded with interesting results... Is this a sign of things to come?
Jan 25, 2010, 13:32
A Rejoinder from APC National Publicity Secretariat to JOB’S NEW YEAR MESSAGE
The APC National Publicity Secretariat considers Mr. John Oponjo Benjamin’s (JOB) New Year Message as a feeble attempt to create an impression of insecurity in the minds of the public.
Jan 13, 2010, 17:22
“Our hope has been restored by GTZ’s resettlement scheme”... Says Fayia Solomon
The global economic crisis is having a devastating effect on many people in Sierra Leone, perhaps nowhere more so than on under- or unemployed youth in urban centres such as Freetown and in the artisanal diamond fields around Koidu.
Jan 6, 2010, 11:18
AFRIKASGEMS Sincerely Apologises to Affected Travelers & Thanks over 600 Satisfied Customers
I apologise not only to the persons who have suffered any embarrassment or delayed trips or disappointments as a result of this contractual snafu between me, my business partners and AIR MAROC, but also to the hundreds of people who have been my loyal clients and who have expressed that degree of trust in their past business dealings with me. If I have let you down, it is not because I have been fraudulent, or have converted funds in my possession for the purchase of goods, rather a combination of factors led to the problems with the AIR MAROC group. To the other 600 plus clients that helped make this a banner year, you are ALWAYS APPRECIATED!
Jan 5, 2010, 19:26