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TWITTER, the Gossip (27/07/16)

MAMA SALONE AND THE ROTTEN BOMEH CHICKEN SHAME

No matter what we do now some of the rotten imported chicken scooped from the world’s worst landfill site the other day has ended up on the dinner tables of many people in Freetown and beyond. And it’s really not about social class because even the big guys can never be sure their maids bought their chicken from the normal supermarket. Most maids in the country are always looking to make some extra pennies from their masters. Cheap chicken!

TWITTER, the Gossip (20/07/16)

WHAT DIANA KONOMANYI SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PRESS RELEASES

Diana, the Princess of Kono, has been flexing her muscles really hard since coming to the Lands Ministry. We have seen demolitions and heard threats of demolitions. When people say THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY REMAIN THE SAME, this is what they mean. In Green Movement days, demolition of so-called illegal structures was popular with Bobson Sesay running around Freetown in particular.

TWITTER, the Gossip (19/07/16)

SATELLITE HOSPITALS AND THE USER-FEE WAHALA

We witnessed an incident at a satellite hospital in Freetown recently that left us thinking about many things – the principal being a big question: HOW MANY SIERRA LEONEANS HAVE DIED BECAUSE THEY CANNOT AFFORD ILLEGAL USER FEES AT OUR HOSPITALS? That’s a genuine research question for a PhD thesis, right? For good reason we are holding back the name of the particular hospital for now. We hope they don’t push us.

Twitter, the Gossip (15/07/16)

OVER DIPLOMAT’S KIDNAP: CRISIS COMMUNICATION IN CRISIS

We appreciate the safe return of our deputy high commissioner, General Nelson-Williams even though we wonder how a General and former head of a whole country’s army was kidnapped by people whom we suspect were hoodlums. We are told no ransom was paid to those criminals who held the man for more than a week. We congratulate his family for being strong at a time when many others would have cracked.

TWITTER, the Gossip (12/07/16)

THIRD TIME LUCKY: NAVO KAIKAI’S LONG ROAD TO PARLIAMENT

OK Madam Navo Kaikai you can now go back quickly to your base in London to wrap up things and return to Freetown for your swearing-in as Member of Parliament for Constituency 001. Congrats. By all indications this was a real and tough struggle.

Constituency 001 is unique in many ways: It is well known for bloody rivalries for political power between two well-established families since the days of Siaka Stevens. In fact this time, the rivalry came under the same roof.

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