Agony of primary school-leaving pupils in Sierra Leone

By Mustapha Sesay  

This year’s National Primary School Examination (NPSE) candidates were faced with twin-shocks at their first attempt of public examinations: Indefinite postponement and mismatch between questions and answers on their question booklets.

‘God came for his champion’

By Mohamed Jaward Nyallay

Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Floyd Mayweather are some of the greatest boxers the world has ever seen. But their individual fame, stardom and glory are nothing compared to Muhammad Ali’s; put it simple, Ali is the greatest of all times.

Foreman himself said: “He said it better than anyone else: ‘ I am the greatest!’ The man was the greatest. Forget about boxing, he was one of the greatest men to get in to a ring.”

After the Bo SLAJ triennial

By Kemo Cham

At the end Kelvin Lewis emerged winner of the weekend’s much anticipated Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) presidential race.

The process leading to the elections day on Saturday June 4 had indeed been bruising on the image of the association. The campaigns occasionally assumed an ugly shape and most of the people I had time to talk to had issues mostly with how the supporters’ of Stanley Bangura, Kelvin’s only challenger, carried themselves.

Speech: A call for Ireland to help revamp Sierra Leone’s education, fight corruption

Sierra Leonean journalist, Umaru FOFANA, who is also of Free Media Group, publishers of Politico newspaper, was invited to be the Guest Speaker at the 25 anniversary of the Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership (SLIP), a group made up of Sierra Leoneans and Irish nationals who have served in various parts of Sierra Leone as missionaries, teachers and health workers. SLIP was founded at the height of the rebel war when Irish priests started returning home as the rebel war spread and as some missionaries got killed by them.

Interview: SLAJ Vice Presidential candidate, Kasho Holland-Cole

In this edition of Media Watch, we bring you an interview with Kasho Holland-Cole, one of two people vying for the Vice Presidency of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists. 

Mohamed Jaward Nyallay caught up with Kasho and they discussed a number of issues around his candidacy in the contest that’s scheduled for this week in the southern city of Bo.