AN AFRICAN QUEEN: DEFINES THE PROMISE OF A RAINBOW BABY

Kaata Minah, wanted a second child. This was supposed to be easy, get pregnant, have a baby, raise the child. Sadly everything did not pan out as told in classic novels, it became an emotional roller coaster. In Part One, we spoke about the background leading to the story , our mission in raising awareness…

October 23, 2020
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A RAINBOW BABY STORY: AS TOLD BY AN AFRICAN QUEEN

A rainbow baby is a baby born after a miscarriage, stillborn, or neonatal death.  It is called a rainbow baby because it is like a rainbow after a storm: something beautiful after something scary and dark. Every year, Since 2002 the 9th -15th  October is termed Baby Loss Awareness Week . This aims to raise awareness about…

October 15, 2020
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KEY REASONS WHY ABUSE IS STILL A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR AFRICANS

Victims live among us like an average child or adult. Sometimes they cause attractions through drunkenness, mental illness or other vital behaviours. Most don’t tell their stories, and often time we learn about their lives through whispers and gossips. We have a trained culture of silence and disgrace in public. As Africans, we were always…

October 14, 2020
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DEAR SIERRA LEONE, LET’S HAVE A HEART TO HEART SESSION

Dear Sierra Leone, I write this letter in a complete state of dilemma. On one hand, I am optimistic about the future I perceive through the amazing young female leaders I have had the opportunity to meet and network with. And on the other hand, I am afraid that our lack of structure in all…

October 13, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD: THE KADI SESAY GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL CREATES A BIG SOLUTION FOR EDUCATION IN SIERRA LEONE

_Port Loko, Northern Province, Sierra Leone: Thursday 8 October 2020_ The  Kadi Sesay Girls Secondary School, was formally opened by The President of Sierra Leone; H.E Julius Maada Bio. This laudable venture bridges a generational divide between education and development in Sierra Leone.  The state of the art facility was funded and built by Mercury…

October 11, 2020
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WORLD TOURISM DAY 2020: DOMESTIC TOURISM IN SIERRA LEONE

  When you see or hear the word “tourism”, what imagery comes to mind? Perhaps the stunning riads and their architecture that’s connected with the past? Or maybe the majestic giraffes and robust zebras in Kenya? Or could it be the slave castles of Ghana?                    No…

September 27, 2020
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THE INAUGURAL NASIRU DEEN TEJAN-COLE MOOT COURT COMPETITION GETS HIGH PRAISE

Historical events do not just go away! They set the stage for excellence and good practice. Moot Court Competition in Sierra Leone? Unbelievable right? We thought the same and had to go past the raving reviews on twitter to delve deeper into the simulated court experience. Sierra Leone’s first Director of Public Prosecutions, Nasiru Deen…

September 19, 2020
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JNF DESIGNS: REACHING THE WORLD WITH SIERRA LEONEAN FASHION

Indeed, if fully developed – from the production of raw materials to textiles and accessories – the fashion industry would offer the African continent a net gain in prosperity of 25%. The number one priority to achieve this goal is to help the actors in this industry to move upmarket. Training, certification of inputs and…

September 18, 2020
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THE LITTLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE SIERRA LEONE A BETTER PLACE

Before writing this, I asked a couple of random questions on my facebook wall and this article is as a result of the few responses that I have gathered over time on some of these questions. You see most times, we assume that we know what is best for our country, for a given situation…

September 10, 2020
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CHADWICK BOSEMAN’S DEATH: HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF COLON CANCER AT A YOUNG AGE

So sad that my son wouldn’t grow up to know the inspirational actor of ‘Black Panther‘, the star: Chadwick Boseman who battled 4 years after being diagnosed with colon cancer. However, his death has raised a spotlight on colon cancer and its rise among the young generation. Initially, he was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer, meaning it…

September 9, 2020
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