Scam, kidnap by South African police

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The oldest university in West Africa, Fourah Bay College is on a steep hill overlooking Freetown. Mr Melbourne Garber grew up there, and then went to the UK to train as an engineer for service to his country. But his country's economy collapsed when he was away, and then his country was sucked into the civil war of its neighbor Liberia. Mr Garber works with a team of engineers in Manhattan; one of their projects was the African Burial Ground. Mr Garber told his story at Fordham University on the 50th Anniversary of Sierra Leonean independence. Read his story, click here.
Son of Sierra Leone, Sidique Wai, is the liaison between the New York City Commissioner of Police and the communities of Africans in the 5 boroughs of New York. Consequently, Mr Wai goes to many African events, and other events for immigrants from everywhere, often several in one night.

Because he needs to know the triumphs of the tragedies of immigrants from Africa as they rebuild their lives in America, and in New York.

And he is tireless campaigner for human rights for all immigrants. Below, listen to Mr Wai speak.

Sierra Leone
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Sierra Leone Announces Arrest of 14 in ‘Attempted Coup’
The West African nation has not identified the military officials and one civilian it arrested after attacks in the capital on Sunday that left 20 people dead and more than 2,000 prisoners on the loose.

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 19:13:56 +0000

Sierra Leone Declares National Curfew Amid Security Concerns
President Julius Maada Bio said there had been “a breach of security” at a key military barracks in the capital, Freetown.

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 21:20:29 +0000

Sierra Leone’s President Bio Wins Re-election
The main opposition candidate has rejected the results, and election observers have raised concerns over the lack of transparency during the vote count.

Tue, 27 Jun 2023 22:42:49 +0000

In Sierra Leone, Clash Follows Election
Supporters and party officials from the All People’s Congress were sifting through polling data from the presidential vote when the military surrounded party headquarters.

Mon, 26 Jun 2023 11:45:35 +0000

Sierra Leone’s Election: What to Know and Latest News
In Saturday’s vote, President Julius Maada Bio is seeking a second five-year term to pursue an ambitious if unfulfilled education initiative, while the country is facing a crippling economic crisis.

Sat, 24 Jun 2023 20:10:22 +0000

One Man’s Inspiring Journey to Lift His Country Out of Poverty
We’re told education can end poverty. The truth is more complicated.

Wed, 21 Jun 2023 13:08:05 +0000

Can Free Education Transform Sierra Leone?
We’re told education can end poverty. The truth is more complicated.

Wed, 21 Jun 2023 09:00:11 +0000

In Sierra Leone, Reasons for Hope
Fewer children are starving, fewer moms are dying and terrible diseases are retreating.

Sat, 03 Jun 2023 11:00:24 +0000

To Be Gay in a Country Where It’s Still Illegal
Even in African countries that have decriminalized homosexuality, life is not easy for gay people.

Wed, 31 May 2023 22:15:07 +0000

Sierra Leone’s Education Revolution
A brilliant girl, a determined country and a model for how to make education more equal.

Thu, 25 May 2023 19:04:56 +0000
Diaspora asks for help to eliminate ebola deaths. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2014 v8n2 p0729

I received a letter yesterday from 3 friends. I visited their village of origin with members of their families in 2010, delivering protective medical supplies in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the fight for women to survive childbirth. We delivered by army trucks 99 boxes that Mrs Zainab had collected and shipped.

"Please support Amuloma Development Foundation to put together 1,000 boxes of gloves and ship it to the affected areas.

Mrs Zainab Wai-Lansana, 347-636-0362
Mr Alfred M Jamiru, 646-301-5520
Mr Albert Kallay, 347 599-9987     
Mail gloves or checks to Amuloma Development Foundation Inc, 501 New York Avenue, Suite B, Brooklyn, NY, 11225.

1 Box of gloves - $3.00
1 Case (10 boxes of gloves) = $30.00
Articles and resources on Sierra Leone click here.
Location of  Sierra Leone  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)  —  [Legend]
Above, map and flag from Wikipedia. Story about Sierra Leone International Day of Grief, click here.
Ebola resources:
- page on ebola videos, description click here.
- WHO feed to a general index page click here.
-Liberia has sent out an urgent plea for medical protective clothing for health professionals caring for patients who have ebola click here

Sierra Leone is in my heart. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2011 v4n1 p1025

I was in the audience at a townhall meeting for the African diaspora in June 2009 when I heard Mrs Zainab Wai-Lansana talk about her fund-raising efforts in Sierra Leone, click here to read the article I wrote.

Zainab wanted to raise funds to feed pregnant women so they would not die in childbirth. The appalling statistic that more women in Sierra Leone die in childbirth than in any other country grabbed MJoTA Publisher, who followed Ms Zain to Freetown in August 2010 to find out why. Cecil Samba, who is Sierra Leonean and a social worker, moves back to Freetown after some decades in New York, and works hard to stop women dying in childbirth, click here.

Stories from the time in Sierra Leone include an interview by the Sierra Leonean newspaper Unity, click here; overview of the trip to Nigeria and Sierra Leone, click here.

On the day of the 50th anniversary of independence in 2011, I listened to structural engineer Melbourne Garber talk about his life growing up happily in Sierra Leone after independence and before financial collapse and civil war. He had a happy life and you can read about it, click here.

51st Anniversary of Independence in Sierra Leone. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2012 v5n1 p0426

We have the 51st anniversary of the independence of Sierra Leone tomorrow, Apr 27 2012, and I will be celebrating with Sierra Leonean communities. And this morning I woke to headlines that Charles Taylor has been convicted of aiding and abetting the Liberian rebels who set up shop in eastern Sierra Leone and marched with Sierra Leonean rebels into Freetown, causing havoc.

Charles Taylor was the leader of rebels from 1989, and president of Liberia from 1997 to 2003. During this time Liberia went through waves of civil war that was described in the movie Pray the Devil Back to Hell, click here,

For stories on the Nobel Prizes awarded to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, click here, to Liberian social worker Leymah Gbowee, click here