African Diplomats Shun Black Business Owners

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist — Last week I attended a very nice reception hosted by two of my friends, Rosa Whitaker and Bernadette Paolo.  Rosa is CEO and President of the Whitaker Group, a Washington, D.C. – based consultancy specializing in trade and investment in Africa.  She previously served as the first Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa in the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  In 2010, Whitaker was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. Paolo succeeded the former president and Founder of…

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As Sierra Leone Prepares to Celebrate 53rd Independence Anniversary …. Government Opens Doors for Investors

By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Information Attaché, Saudi Arabia— The West African State of Sierra Leone will be celebrating its 53rd Independence Anniversary on Sunday 27th April, 2014. The small West African nation covers an area of 71,740 square kilometers with Liberia to the South, Guinea to the North and East, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. The last national census conducted in 2005, pegged the population of Sierra Leone to 4.9 million. But according to indicators, the population is rapidly growing to 6 million. Though a small country, Sierra…

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Sierra Leoneans in USA Award Ambassador Stevens & Two Others on April 27th

By Pasco G. Temple – Information Attache, Sierra Leone Embassy, Washington DC — A cross section of Sierra Leoneans residing in the United States of America spearheaded by “Friends of Sierra Leone” have recognized the exceptional contributions made by three distinguished personalities and resolved to openly thank them to the full view of the Sierra Leonean Community on the West African Countries Independent day on April 27, 2014.(Minister Counselor Mrs. Isatu Sillah Presenting a Treasured Award to Ambassador Bockarie Kortu Stevens on behalf of a cross section of Sierra Leoneans…

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3 Years after his death… The Late Hon. Mohamed Daudis Koroma Remembered

By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Saudi Arabia— His sudden death was announced to us here in Saudi Arabia just after the Friday Muslim congregational prayers on the 29th April, 2011 – that date is still fresh in my mind. It was a shocking piece of news that fell on the ears of the nation on that day. It was the death of the former Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Mohamed Daudis Koroma. Three years have gone. I am still struggling with the pain and shock of…

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TALKING POINTS – APC versus APC

Momodu Bangura (AKA Mbangs), Atlanta, Georgia — It is indicative of African presidents to manipulate their state constitutions or their party by laws for their selfish reasons. Such autocratic and totalitarian behavior became conversant in our political institutions since the reign of the late Siaka Probyn Stevens, the first president of the Republic of Sierra Leone. The late Siaka Stevens manipulated members of his All People’s Congress, APC political party and sent fear in the minds of every Sierra Leonean, who had dare to oppose his political views until the…

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As Sierra Leone Prepares to Celebrate 53rd Independence Anniversary …. Government Opens Doors for Investors

By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Information Attaché, Saudi Arabia— The West African State of Sierra Leone will be celebrating its 53rd Independence Anniversary on Sunday 27th April, 2014. The small West African nation covers an area of 71,740 square kilometers with Liberia to the South, Guinea to the North and East, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. The last national census conducted in 2005, pegged the population of Sierra Leone to 4.9 million. But according to indicators, the population is rapidly growing to 6 million. Though a small country, Sierra…

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