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.

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Fri, 1 Jan 2016 00:00:01 GMT


Sierra Leone Fact Sheet


Thu, 0 Aug 2014 00:00:01 GMT


A catalyst and a bridge. An evaluation of UNHCR's community empowerment projects in Sierra Leone. Claudena M. Skran, January 2012


Sun, 1 Jan 2012 00:00:01 GMT


Caritas Sierra Leone, National Catholic Development
Address: Spiritus House , 8 Howe Street Private Mail Bag 484 Freetown Sierra Leone Tel: +232 22 22 02 74 Fax: +232 22 22 94 86 Email: dank@sierratel.si ...

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:00:01 GMT


International Islamic Youth League Sierra Leone
Address: 7B Port Loko Road Lungi Freetwon Sierra Leone Tel: +232 22 338 047 Fax: +232 22 338 077 Email: info@iiyl.org Web: www.iiyl.org ...

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:00:01 GMT


Movement Opposed to Violence and Exclusion in Sierra Leone
Address: 155 Kanagbou Street Old Railway Line Bo Sierra Leone Tel: +232 78 726 161 Email: movesalone@ymail.com ...

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 00:00:01 GMT


UNHCR 2009 Annual Report Public Health and HIV: Country Fact Sheet - Sierra Leone


Fri, 0 May 2010 00:00:01 GMT
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UConn Forward Feels the Pull of the Family Name
Napheesa Collier’s rich family history has made her interested in helping Sierra Leone, where her grandfather was a diplomat.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:40:56 -0500


Miners Found a 706-Carat Diamond in Sierra Leone. Who Should Get the Profit?
The government will broker the sale of the gem, valued at as much as $50 million. But many are skeptical that all involved will get their fair share.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:35:35 -0500


A Zika Vaccine, but for Whom?
Far from being a threat unique to the Western Hemisphere, the virus is endemic to Africa. But that’s not where resources are going.

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:51:25 -0500


Ebola Evolved Into Deadlier Enemy During the African Epidemic
A mutated version of the virus was more effective at entering human cells, scientists report. The finding may help explain the vast scope of the last outbreak.

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:01:47 -0500


Inspired by the U.S., West Africans Wield Smartphones to Fight Police Abuse
Citizens are increasingly deploying social media in nations where corruption and abuse by security forces sometimes occur with few repercussions.

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:30:26 -0500


Of Prayers and Cures and Very Pretty Girls
Getting an education in science and faith while growing up in Sierra Leone.

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 05:00:05 -0500


Scottish Nurse Who Had Ebola Is Cleared of Misconduct
The nurse, Pauline Cafferkey, contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 and had been accused of concealing her high temperature from health officials.

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:39:02 -0500


Last Liberia Sanctions, Vestige of Civil War, Are Lifted
A resolution by the United Nations Security Council to lift the remaining sanctions will enable Liberia to buy arms on the global market.

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:08:39 -0500


How Ebola Destroyed Maternal Health Gains in Sierra Leone
What few gains had been made in maternal health in Sierra Leone have been undone by a health care system decimated by the Ebola outbreak.

Mon, 02 May 2016 03:00:49 -0500


‘Where Is This Flight Going?’ and Other Basic Questions About African Travel
In West Africa, getting there is way more than half the battle.

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:16:45 -0500
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