Country Manager Launches the Development and Economic Journalists Association in Sierra Leone

The Country Manager, Francis Ato Brown today launched the Development and Economic Journalists Association-Sierra Leone(DEJA-SL) This is the first ever, development focused media association from both print and electronic media and from across all regions in the country. The theme of the programe was “Development Communication to Promote Social Accountability and Maximize Results for the People” In his keynote address, Ato-Brown reflected on the pioneering effort of Nora Quebral on development communication stating that; “Essentially, development communication should be participatory because, “participation translates into individuals being active in development programmes…

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Understanding Where We Came From And Where We Are Going To – A Synopsis Of Sierra Leone Politics

By Alfred Kargbo —   When Sierra Leone gained independence from Britain in 1961, the next step was how to govern the country following the exit of the colonial administration.  The battle to rule the country by a government formed by Sierra Leoneans started. Sir Milton Margai initially emerged as the first prime minister of Sierra Leone. His younger brother, Sir Albert Margai took over him instead of Dr. John Kerefa Smart whom the greater majority of Sierra Leoneans was expecting to take over after Sir, Milton Margai. This brought…

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