Op-Ed: Restoring Growth in Sierra Leone After Ebola

By Dana J. Hyde 

The people of Sierra Leone have repeatedly demonstrated their ability to overcome challenges and lift themselves up. With the end of the civil war in 2002, the country set a strong democratic precedent and launched on a path of rapid economic growth. But the tragic Ebola epidemic suddenly interrupted the nation’s positive trajectory.

Opinion: To be a mother

By Khadi Mansaray (photo)

A few weeks ago pandemonium erupted in  Freetown when it was reported that a baby had been stolen. Investigations revealed the culprit was a nurse in the maternity ward and had faked pregnancy.  It’s appeared that the intention was to steal a baby when her apparent baby was due.  Understandably the mother was quite distraught. This despicable act seemed to be premeditated and meticulously planned that mental instability is unlikely.   It’s a crime and should be treated as such. However it could also be a desperate cry for help.

In love with a cripple mother of four!

By Umaru Fofana

I saw love on Sunday 9 October like I had never before seen. No better way to illustrate the biblical and quranic dictate to honour and love our parents. 

I had gone to Mile 91 in northern Sierra Leone with my colleague, Alpha Kargbo, to visit Zainab Kamara, a disabled woman paralysed waist-down. She has four children of her own, two nephews and a niece she is looking after. She has nothing but faith and a small garden with which to look after them. 


By: Francis Ben Kaifala Esq (Pictured)

Adam Smith in his work ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations’ wrote:

"When it becomes necessary for a state to declare itself bankrupt, in the same manner as when it becomes necessary for an individual to do so, a fair, open and avowed bankruptcy is always the measure which is both least dishonourable to the debtor and least hurtful to the debtor."