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Subject: Presidential Transition Team Draft Report
From: Town Crier
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Date Posted: 08:42:09 04/13/08 ()
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Here is a copy of the infamous transition team report that the APC does not want you to see.

http://www.thenewpeople.com/TRANSITIONTEAMREPORT.doc


Subject: Re: Presidential Transition Team Draft Report
From: Captain
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Date Posted: 09:08:18 04/13/08 ()
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As a former soldier in the finance and payroll department, I went straight to the Defence Ministry section.

I see that the SLPP raised more money for the army than I ever saw as a soldier.

The SLPP also left more Le33 billion Leones in the kitty when they left. So the SLPP may be correct after all.

I have no sympathy for the SLPP especially after they sacked us en masse after the ECOMOG invasion for continuing to serve in the army under Johnny Paul. But fact is fact: the SLPP has done more for the Sierra Leone army in terms of equipment, quarters, and quality of life than any government in Sierra Leone.

Under the APC, the army was virtually destroyed hence we were not even ready to battle the rebels in 1991.The SLPP has reorganized, retrained, and re-equipped the army and navy. GREAT JOB, SLPP


Subject: Re: Presidential Transition Team Draft Report
From: MCW Marah
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Date Posted: 11:40:02 04/13/08 ()
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Then you are an Army Jessie! otherwise you should know that it was APC Govt that expanded the Army to create opportunities for people like you.

It was APC who built housing for soldiers at Wilberforce,Teko ,Lungi and Goderich as well as creating a Naval Wing......

On the other hand it was the SLPP who subjugated the Army's authority to "Orgas" and have them supervise the mass execution of soldiers.


Subject: Re: Presidential Transition Team Draft Report
From: Captain
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Date Posted: 12:39:58 04/13/08 ()
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I was thrown out of the army after the reinstatement of Tejan Kabbah, so I am not an Oga soja. What I am saying is that the army that I joined under APC in 1986 is not as well equipped, well trained, well organised, well funded, and well-led as the army that the SLPP reorganised and left for Sierra Leoneans between 1998 and 2007.

I was in the army and stayed on during the AFRC days because I believed that my first responsibility was my oath. From an objective position, the soldiers involved in the AFRC coup did commit treason. Whether I think they should have been executed is another matter. But they were executed because they committed treason.
Some of us were thrown out of the army because we were seen as soldiers who colluded with the AFRC by staying on to serve in the army as administrators even after 98.1 asked soldiers to abandon posts.

For that reason, some of us were thrown out of the army when Kabbah was reinstated. I don't believe that I was thrown out because I am northern. 13 (majority) of the 24 executed were not Northern, so we have to stop this regional politics about it was mainly northerners who were executed.

In fact many of my Mende colleagues who stayed on under AFRC were also thrown out of the army.

I believe God has made a better plan for me and I thank God for his mercies and blessings. BUT LET US STOP THIS TALK OF REGION AND TRIBE. Let us praise SLPP for what it has done right.


Subject: Focus on Faith:How Paul aka Saul outsmarted the Romans
From: Pedrodacintra
To: All
Date Posted: 06:07:19 04/13/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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Though this may sound controversial, it is neither aimed at rewriting history nor planned to raise the sentiments of fundamentalists or fanatics.Some bigotted critics may be quick to dismiss these research findings as trash with no iota of conviction but my advice is to ponder this piece repeatedly after reading and I beleive one will learn from it.

Coming to my findings:

To start with, Jesus did not come with any new religion but preached an advanced or improved or moderate form of Judaism brought by Moses.He had many followers but not all of them were close to him.The few followers who were moving with him 24/7 were branded as his disciples.According to some sources they were only twelve but other sources state otherwise.Whether the disciples were twelve or more is out of focus of this work but one thing is for sure:Saul was a disciple of Jesus.

After Jesus' crucifixion sources indicated that the disciples were scattered all over the world spreading their master's message.But the million dollar question is:WERE ALL OF THOSE DISCIPLES ENGAGED IN SPREADING THE WORD? The answer is NO!

Saul became a rebel on the loose who took pleasure in persecuting the followers of Christ.He had a following too!He became notorious and eventually landed himself into trouble with the Roman Emperor.He became a wanted criminal with a price on his head.He went on the run with his followers and in this situation kept changing and changing his identity until he got tired.Now most his followers after realising the soup they were in plotted to betray him in exchange for amnesty from the authorities. After all plans have been made to capture him during one of his planned flights to another land.He did embarked on the journey and while he was in the midst, he got a tip-off of what was waiting for him.Wondering what to do next, an idea occured to him and told his followers to stop.There he made the most cunning U-turn that gave birth to present day christianity.

Saul claimed in three contradicting accounts that Christ appeared to him with the words "Saul Saul why are you persecuting me!". With this claim he was able to force the Roman authorities who swallowed it hook,line,sinker and all to call off the search for him and froze the wanted-man tag. He started writing letters claiming to be inspired by the holy spirit after a Paul name-change.

Now from the findings Paul made the following contradictory claims:
1-Only he saw and heard Christ.
2-Him and his followers saw and heard Christ.
3-He saw and heard Christ but his followers only heard him.

After such contradictions he went on to create a new religion called Christianity and people believed him.

The questions then remain:
1-Why did Christ not tell his followers that he came with a new religion called Christianity?
(Remember Jesus said he had not come to alter the Law of Moses by one jot or tittle but to make sure that it is followed)

2-If Paul's creation was for real why did Christ not prophecy it before he died?

3-Why should people take Paul's writings in the New Testament so seriously when indeed he was a notorious and unrepentant criminal? Should criminals be allowed to found religions?


PS: There will be more findings so stay tuned.


Subject: EL Muzay of Afro National Fame Passes away
From: E. Webber
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Date Posted: 05:13:24 04/13/08 ()
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My good friend Musa Mansaray a.k.a El Muzay, Musa Kololo, passed away in Freetown yesterday 12th April. May his soul rest in peace.


Subject: Re: EL Muzay of Afro National Fame Passes away
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 08:34:25 04/13/08 ()
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Entered From: host86-129-194-125.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.194.125

Message:
Webber, so sorry to hear of his death. My heart goes out to his family and
all his friends. Recall seeing both of you on the Walworth Road london
sometime this year - my God he looked very well.

Webber, email me details of arrangements to winakabs@rock.com. May
his soul rest in peace. Give my condolences, regards and love to Vic


Subject: Democracy and Group Identity
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:57:00 04/12/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
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In response to one of my posting, someone asked my opinion about the problems of democracy in Africa. I will try to answer the question by starting with universal problems that affect the very idea of democracy: Group Identity.
Identifying potential threats to democracy is how one may characterize: group identities. My aim in answering this question is to determine these group identities in the context of democracy, and to analyze the main problems they create for democracy around the world. Groups in democratic context are expressed through numerous means that makes it difficult to determine whether it is possible to address groups vs. democracy in some generalized context. It is important we evaluate the problems groups create for democracy, this is what I intend to do in my series of postings in the coming days. It’s impossible to reject the fact that in certain contexts groups directly threaten democracy; I will identify these threatening group identities in my next posting. Moreover, I will try to ensure that my evaluation is based on democratic theory that can resonate to our society and the sub region.
According to Lipset “Democratic rights have developed in societies largely through the struggles of various groups – class, religious, sectional, economic, professional, and so on – against one another and against the group which controls the state.”
Groups are the integral constituents of effective democracy therefore we all should recognize the need for our democracy to be supported by groups. Democratic nations are usually constituted of numerous ideologies, which are the expressions of their relationships both with the subordinate groups and between themselves. In such context, both the issues of equality and hierarchy should be addressed as both cause considerable problems for democracy.


Subject: Re: Democracy and Group Identity
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 07:14:17 04/13/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.39.5

Message:
Brother Sanpha, it's me again. Remember? We had a little tête-à-tête the other day ..... on a similar issue about democratic foundations.

This time around, let me whisper in your ears! Shhhhh!
Critics of the new government might have a field day, but this is strictly an opinion I read earlier in a newspaper during the intensive phase of the Kenyan post-election crises. It sounded fascinating and appeared to have a link with your broad approach on Democracy in Africa. In fact, I think the topic of the debate itself sounds too broad to be tackled over cyber, therefore, I believe by pinning it down to a whining starter, say, Leadership And The Concentration of Power, it could subsequently ignite and spread into other areas like political federation, economic initiatives, regional integration, security and stability, legitimate reasons for constitutional amendment, etc,

Now to the excerpts I promised, read on!

"If the US and Western policies toward Africa are to have any effect, the West will have to make strengthening regional integration a priority.

African hegemonies are often reinforced by hard-liner ruling cliques of a narrowly-based ethnic, sub-ethnic, clan, or regional nature. Their approaches to power can only be described as all-or-nothing. Forget about the checks-and-balances of an empowered parliament or internal democratization within a ruling party. These forms of political decentralization that Western countries associate with democracy are generally either absent or insufficiently developed to offset unchecked executive rule, [Sic: Like it happened during the SLPP reign] despite the veneer of elections. .............. Kenya will have to seriously re-engineer its constitution to undo the destalizing of concentration of power and resources within narrowly-based, elite backed, kleptocratic regimes. Amending the presidential system to include A PRIME MINISTER WITH EXECUTIVE POWERS LINKED TO THE OPPOSITION'S MAJORITY, is one example of such changes........"

Your comments would be very much welcomed!


Subject: Kabs, Ambassador Bockarie Stevens is Uncle to Saika Stevens
From: Mannaski
To: All
Date Posted: 23:08:03 04/12/08 ()
Email Address: mannaski12@hotmail.com
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Message:
Ambassador Bockarie Stevens is a brother from Panguma, chiefdom headquarter town of the Lower Bambara cheifdom, in the eastern province of S/Leone. He is the nephew of former president Saika P. Stevens, and not a son to him. Good job Kabs for the moral support to Boki Stevens and by inference to the nation state of S/Leone.
Congratulations Boki for your appointment to such an important position and wish you well in all your endeavors.


Subject: Re: Kabs, Ambassador Stevens is nephew to Saika Stevens
From: Culture
To: All
Date Posted: 03:42:46 04/13/08 ()
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Just a little nuance, my brother.

In mende as well as in limba culture, your brother's son is your son. He calls his father's brother 'papa'.

Bocki used to call Pa Sheki 'daddy' and not uncle.

Nar dae, nar dae now, nar dae nar dae now;now nar dae now, you sabi but you nor knowww.

Welcome to an excellently high office, Bocki. Wish you high success with high productivity. I can remember your days at Block A, Solomon Caulker Hall, at the Ports Authority in Freetown and as Ambassador to Guinea.

You must always thank the Lord for being so kind to you.


Subject: Re: Kabs, Ambassador Stevens is nephew to Saika Stevens
From: Kabs Kanu
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Date Posted: 06:03:20 04/13/08 ()
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Message:
I know that.But he was brought up by Shaki and Shaki was the one everybody knew as his father. Culturally, as CULTURE said, your brother or sister's son is your son. I don't like to make distinctions so I just go ahead and say what the situation is , culturally. But thanks, Manaski, for your correction and kind sentiments.


Subject: sylver
From: victor
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Date Posted: 19:52:49 04/12/08 ()
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Message:
Victor Sylver, the BBC’s cyber thug
- Sunday 13 April 2008.
Commentary


By Gibril Gbanabome Koroma.


From preliminary investigations we have made it’s becoming increasingly clear that the Sierra Leonean BBC photographer , Victor Sylver , has been leading a double life as far as his bosses at the BBC African Service are concerned.

While he dutifully reports at Bush House every morning to be instructed on the day’s photographic assignments in addition to some odd jobs, the former BBC stringer in Freetown, unknown to his bosses, has been operating a virulent and very unprofessional website in which he has been pouring venomous hatred on people with whom he has disgreed in the past, mostly Sierra Leonean journalists and government officials. Indeed if his white bosses could see or read what Victor publishes in Sierra Herald they would blush with embarassment and shame.

This is perhaps why Victor himself never publishes his photo on his website nor his address or phone number. He is aware that he his committing serious crimes on a daily basis and is apparently comforted by the thought that he will be safe as long as he keeps attacking fellow Sierra Leoneans.

"Bo na kontri man dem, den nor know dem right, den nor geh natin for do, ya na London," I can imagine Victor telling his friends over pints of beer in a London pub.They would roar with laughter and slap their thighs with enjoyment.

As far as he is concerned some Sierra Leoneans don’t know their rights especially in a huge metropolis like London.But Victor, I am sorry to say is about to find out that some people know how to fight back.

From our initial investigations we have heard that Victor hangs out with other Sierra Leonean journalists in London like Winston Ojukutu-Macauley, Desmond Davies and Theo Williams. He is also the unofficial photographer of the International Association of Sierra Leoneans Abroad(INASLA).I wonder why these people are not cautioning Victor over his cyber criminal behaviour.

Or maybe they dont actually read the horrible stuff on his website? We will soon find out because the best way to dig out who is behind a criminal is to take him to court. Then his friends will come out of the wood work to appear in court with him in solidarity.Then you will know them. We know that in Freetown Victor has friends like Sahr M’bayo, David Tam Mbayo, Umaru Fofana,Christo Johnson and Kelvin Lewis and that he is constantly in touch with them.

It’s possible that the people whom Victor has been brutalising on his website will be on the look out for him at the next INASLA event in London or the upcoming Sierra Leone independence party April 26 or the next Krio wedding or birthday bash where he will surely be on hand with his camera, snapping away,smiling, bobbing and weaving.While thinking about the next character assassination article on his website.

What will he do if he is challenged at one of these venues by one his victims? Run? Call for help? Right now he is not attending the meetings of the Exiled Journalists Network. I hear he is afraid of encountering certain people. Why is he afraid? Is he guilty of something? Can Victor really hide in London and peacefully continue his criminal activities without being found out? He seems to have a lot of contempt for the London police, doesn’t he?

More on this interesting character later.


Subject: Re: sylver
From: Oxymoronic
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Date Posted: 21:38:08 04/12/08 ()
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Message:
I think.. in my layed back bay life, with 1 running tap and no koroma electricity.

This is what them white boys call a spin or an oxymoron.

How can you complain about someone who is supposed to be a character assasin "BY ATTEPTING TO ASSASSINATE" his character???

See.. i wrote that without assasinating anyones character.


Subject: President Dr. E .B. Koroma should visit the Arabia
From: Soriba
To: All
Date Posted: 14:44:07 04/12/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.32.88

Message:
A leader has "long sight and wide ears", his/her actions are reflections of the people that surround him/her. In lie of this I would like to suggest to Dr. koroma, the well trusted president, by the people of Sierra Leone to join the scramble to the Oil Rich Arabian States, I don't mean to wage war as the Americans are doing, but to seek friendly bilateral ties.

Mr. President, your visit to Saudi Arabia will never be misconstrued to be a fanatic muslim, as you are devoted christian. Sierra Leone, being a member of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference)stands to gain more than anyone could imagine if Your Excellency pay visit with high power delegation, rather than sending a minister to convey your greetings.Can anyone guess what these people are doing for the Republic of Senegal? The Arabs in general respect Africans, but they respect presidents more. By our president, just visiting the area, Sierra Leone will receive unimaginable investments from the "Oil Sheikhs".

Sierra Leone is a poor but a rich country. I believe our people share a lot in common with the Arabs than the Westerners. The latter have been with us for ages and we are well aware of their contribution to our human development! Why don't we try the east to see if there will be a difference.

If the most powerful states in the east and west are scampering to forge relationship with the Arabian states, my country should not be the least to do so.


Subject: Re: President Dr. E .B. Koroma should visit the Arabia
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 07:44:07 04/13/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.38.120

Message:
Kothor Soriba, I very much welcome your initiative because, looking at it from a patriotic concept, you mean well for the country. What you know about the Arabs and their respective reaction to Presidential visits, perhaps the majority of our western-groomed folks won’t know. So, from your own little ambassadorial domain, you’re simply performing your duty as a well-meaning national. I tried it once, but the results were catastrophic! I was bombarded with heavy artillery from all angles in this forum. Some even accused me of importing ideas from Kandahar and Tora Bora etc. It was only through sheer persistence that I became inspired by a B-52 bunker-buster mentality that saw me surviving and countering with a sustained barrage of an offensive. Happy ending it was though, I mean, that episode ..... for I came to discover an old-time friend in this forum that meant so much to me .... Yes, during that fracas! Strange world, isn’t it!!!


Subject: Re: President Dr. E .B. Koroma should visit the Arabia
From: Ombudsman
To: All
Date Posted: 15:58:26 04/12/08 ()
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Message:
Soriba Wrote

"By our president, just visiting the area, Sierra Leone will receive unimaginable investments from the "Oil Sheikhs"

What do you mean? I know far a fact that the problem with African governments in the past.was their not being able to distinguish between public and private domain......and that is the recipe for corruption!

It would be good if business and investment are left in the hands of business people while government and policy remain with politicians.....

..all the same politicians can become lobbyists after and not during their political tenure.


Subject: Re: President Dr. E .B. Koroma should visit the Arabia
From: Saa Dingis
To: All
Date Posted: 18:30:29 04/12/08 ()
Email Address: musuwande@aol.com
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Message:
It is time we realised that we now have different major players on the world stage whether we like it or not the middle east and the far east control the game and for the most part the game has to be played on their own terms. President Koroma has to be pro-active in pursuit of national development.If George Bush,Sarkosy and other western leaders are going over there to sort out things in their national interest I don't see anything wrong with President Koroma going over there himself.


Subject: Re: President Dr. E .B. Koroma should visit the Arabia
From: Ombudsman
To: All
Date Posted: 19:50:47 04/12/08 ()
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Message:
Soriba suggested what I perceived as a supine duplicity of roles ...I therefore asked him to clarify what he really meant and just because he has not done so,it would be foolhardy for me to venture into this conundrum with you.....all the same have a good day!


Subject: What are they trying to prove by that picture ?
From: Alimamy
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Date Posted: 11:03:21 04/12/08 ()
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I am only now seeing the photograph taken by AT and Press Secretary Shekito and the President's brother. What are these jokers trying to show ? Politics is a real, damn dirty thing . I will remain in my own small corner, bra.Politics is not for me.


Subject: Usai Dem Tie Cow
From: This is it
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Date Posted: 14:21:33 04/12/08 ()
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Message:
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Subject: Re: Usai Dem Tie Cow
From: Power to the people
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Date Posted: 12:58:14 04/13/08 ()
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Message:
This is not a Cow.Find a beter picture


Subject: Re: Usai Dem Tie Cow
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 04:54:49 04/13/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-104.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.104

Message:
Lol.ROTFLMAO!

Who must this cute wild cow be? And from the pic one can see the intelligence in the cow. It makes all the efforts to graze as much as it can in the middle so that it can still be surrounded by green pastures.It is a wonder how this cow got the idea of a great physicist to produce a centrifugal force that keeps all the supergreen grass away from its centre of operation so as to ensure that there is still plentiful out there. Note the cows systematic grazing! It starts from the centre to the periphery and by the time it gets there it is rainy season again and there will be green all over again including the centre!
Now if most human chap-chap guys are as intelligent as this cow the word TROUBLE would never have been in their vocabulary.

THE BOTTOMLINE IS: usai den tie cow nar dae ee for eat but ee nor for eat all the grass.


Subject: Re: Usai Dem Tie Cow
From: Thaim Thaim
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Date Posted: 03:55:18 04/13/08 ()
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Message:
I think Sylvia Blyden is cute, as far as the picture goes.

Combining brain power and the other power at her command, she will go a long way.


Subject: Re: Usai Dem Tie Cow
From: Lie
To: All
Date Posted: 06:14:34 04/13/08 ()
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Message:
You call that cute ? You nor sabby fine woman for true. Besides, picturesa don't reflect the true state of somebody. Some people are photogenic.On photographs, they look cute but in real life they are very ugly and Sylvia is just that kind of person. She is ugly when you see her facially.Many people who have gone close to her , including our dear Ambassador Leigh, cannot be wrong.Sylvia is a gongoli .My problem with the picture is the unprofessionality of it.You don't put such pictures for the world to see when you hold certain sensitive positions. But we don't have standards anymore in Sierra Leone. Imagine how the late Bonor Sesay, Dwight Neale , Royston Wright, Kanji Daramy used to look in puiblic pictures. Professional. Anyway, its not my business.


Subject: The true meaning of the word-democracy.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 10:00:50 04/12/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 70-5-160-202.area7.spcsdns.net at 70.5.160.202

Message:
I am sure it will help a lot, when all Sierra Leoneans understand the correct meaning of the word "Democracy" and are willing to operate by it.
The most popular definition of democracy is the Abraham Lincoln definition which says:
A government by the people, for the people and with the people. But I will simplify it by saying that,
Democracy- is a system of government in which absolute political power is vested in the hands of the people.
For the democracy to work well, the following fundamental principles must prevail:
(1) There must free and fair elections. Meaning that the people must be given a chance to exercise thier franchises( the right to vote or be voted for). NO one person or group of people must create barriers that will take the right to vote freely from citizens.
I hope and pray that my friends and brothers in the APC will understand this point very well.
(2)Free speech rights- meaning that everybody must be allowed to express him or her self freely by any way available to them( media houses eg. newspapers and TV stations, public forums, etc.)Free speech prevents leaders from abusing and misusing the authority vested in them. It also ensures that public servants are held responsible for their actions. It also pumps into the heads of politicians, the fact that since they work for the people, therefore they must be accountable to thier people.
I know that these things are new to the APC ( the party of the most famous dictators, Pa Siaki and Agba satanic S.I.Koroma).
(3)The rule of law- meaning that everybody must be equal before the law. Nobody must be above or under the law. The law enforcement authorities and the courts must be independent, so that they can give out justice, equally and fairly.
The only time the APC spoke about the rule of law was when all their ministers who conspired to destroy every fabric of our development( a serious crime in our country) were dumped at the Pademba rd. prison by the NPRC. I am sure that was funny to all sober minded Sierra Leone because during the APC era, they were always sending innocent people to jail and when they(APC members) committed a crime against the country, they did not want to go to jail.
I wish to remind the leadership of the ruling APC that before they took political power in our country(sept.2007) the SLPP ensured that our country is well respected by the Free World. Please, APC members do not kill our democracy because the true people of Sierra Leone fought hard for it.


Subject: Re: The true meaning of the word-democracy.
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 20:24:18 04/12/08 ()
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Message:
A house
a house of parliament
could stand on such a solid foundation
as enshrined by your definition


Subject: Re: The true meaning of the word-democracy.
From: Mr. Cullinan
To: All
Date Posted: 14:54:59 04/12/08 ()
Email Address: sorrelsteak@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 63.164.47.194

Message:
To: Mr. Bangura, First a correction; of the people, the Democratic Govt. must consist OF the people that are citizens of the country in question. I completely agree with the rest of your post,(except for your last sentence; in the last few years of the reign of the SLPP our country was ranked second to last in the world on the list of economic development, living standards, etc.) especially the statements on accountability and the rule of law, (Justice). One very important point I would like to make is: the Democratic Govt. MUST serve the people's best interests, (for the people) instead of serving their own best interests; this is something both the SLPP and the APC need to abide by and show improvement in. S.L. has a long way to go to improve its standing in the world, but this improvement is not impossible; the Athens Of Africa can, (and God willing, it will) rise again. Regards, Mr. C


Subject: Re: The true meaning of the word-democracy.
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 12:33:25 04/12/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
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Message:
This is a very sensitive subject in Sierra Leone,in particular and in Africa in general.As far as I am cocerned most Afrcian leaders are not committed to the ideals of a true democracy and they lack the moral conviction to critisize the acts of some of their colleagues,when it comes to upholding the basic tenets of a democratic society which you mentioned.
Today,most elections on the continent are run unfairly,the Rule of Law is flagrantly violated and there is hardly any Freedom of Speech.
Truth is,once our leaders ascend to the corridors of power,we have no well established institutions to prosecute the crimes they commit,their abuse of power, the corruption,incompetence or just about anything.
Until we establish those institutions that hold these leaders accountable when they hold the power and even when they leave office,the democracy we are craving may continue to elude us.


Subject: Is the office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame duc
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Is the office of Dispora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame duck ?
Written by Joseph Sherman
Friday, 11 April 2008
However, one thing that continues to boggle the minds of patriotic Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora is, since the creation of the office headed by one Dr. Sho-Sawyer there are no define policies or designed programs in place to ensure that Sierra Leoneans who have the intention of returning home to contribute their respective knowledge and talents will not be left in the cold. READ THE FULL STORY :

Is the office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame duck?


By Joseph Seidu Sherman, Washington, DC


The clarion call by President Ernest B. Koroma for Sierra Leoneans to return home to help in nation building prompted the creation of the Office of Diaspora Affairs. This call was reiterated by V.P. Sam Sumana during his visit and meeting with Sierra Leoneans in New Jersey and Washington, DC Metro-politan area.

However, one thing that continues to boggle the minds of patriotic Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora is, since the creation of the office headed by one Dr. Sho-Sawyer there are no define policies or designed programs in place to ensure that Sierra Leoneans who have the intention of returning home to contribute their respective knowledge and talents will not be left in the cold.

Many times patriotic Sierra Leoneans have visited the Diaspora website to find out about what the government of President Ernest Koroma has in place to encourage Sierra Leoneans living abroad to respond to his call for nation building. Disappointedly, even those who left lofty lives and promising future abroad are yet to appall the sincerity of the president’s appeal.

While many Sierra Leonean critiques will question President Ernest Koroma’s credibility in reaching out to Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora, it is incumbent upon all patriotic and reasonable Sierra Leoneans to question the credibility and efficiency of the man (Dr. Sho-Sawyer) who has been given the responsibility to oversee the functions of the Office

In an emerging and fragile democracy like Sierra Leone, it will be counterproductive and a betrayal of democratic principles to entrust responsibilities to individuals who cannot deliver or conversant with the functions they are entrusted. Favoritism, opportunism and sycophancy should not be encouraged by any leader in Sierra Leone if the country is to

Although, people may say it is premature to judge the lame duck attitude of the Office of Diaspora Affairs because the government is young and civil servants should be given chance to plan and execute their strategies. Equally so, Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora have the right to know and be informed about activities that impact their lives rather than relying on political rhetoric that has the propensity of resorting to the same corrupt, lackadaisical and inept attitudes of the past government.

The intention of some people in the Diaspora with diverse expertise in various disciplines to help Sierra Leone should be a blessing for the country. If the Office of the Diaspora Affairs can formulate or designed short-term and long-term programs to involve Sierra Leoneans abroad to contribute their knowledge and talents in the development of the country, I believe the response will be phenomenal. However, if the entity created by the president cannot deliver or reach out to Sierra Leoneans abroad then it is a shame for the government to say, “It is the first time an Office of Diaspora Affairs is been created in Sierra Leone.” Sierra Leone has gone beyond rhetoric- we need pragmatism.

It is high time the Office of Diaspora Affairs stop resting on its oar , avoid the lame duck attitude, wake-up from slumber and implement programs that will involve all meaningful Sierra Leoneans abroad.

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 April 2008 )


Subject: Re: Is the office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame
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Date Posted: 10:03:32 04/12/08 ()
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We know that the Author Joseph Seidu Sherman is a Liberian who is Kabs Kanu's protege.....

and that alone does not make him an expert in Sierra Leonean affairs....

That said,the office of diasporan affairs is in it's formative stages so you cannot expect outcomes to be spontaneous...please allow it the time to develop and grow into it's fullest potentials.......

"Nor to Mr. Sherman im papa die, so we nor go allow leh ee cam cry pass we na wi papa im berrin ya!"......leh ee go cry but Ellen way don hand over all Liberia dem diamonds to israelis!


Subject: Re: Is the office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame
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Date Posted: 05:38:43 04/13/08 ()
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Without going into Nationalities, this article is merely saying the President should create more and more jobs for all the taxi drivers from NY and NJ


Subject: Re: Is the office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame
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Date Posted: 13:37:41 04/12/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
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En we hand over all the diamond dem to Lebanese.Ogri dae laff kainda for smell!Na war oh.


Subject: Re: Is the office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame
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Date Posted: 10:50:24 04/12/08 ()
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Sherman is not a liberian.


Subject: Re: Is the office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame
From: Li Dada
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Date Posted: 11:24:56 04/12/08 ()
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Explanation requested!.....It is a known FACT that Shermans hail from Liberia.... So where is he from and was his name acquired from matrilineal or patrilineal links or just simple migration strategies?

That aside,the era of diasporan affairs is new and it needs time to evolve into the capabilities and possibilities of what the president intended.


Subject: Re: Is the office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
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Date Posted: 17:02:25 04/12/08 ()
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What does name has to do with real issues in Sierra Leone? Do you want to tell us that the name Sawyer is not a Sierra Leonean name, since the same name exists in Liberia?


Subject: Re: Is the office of Diaspora Affairs in Sierra Leone a lame
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Date Posted: 21:45:03 04/12/08 ()
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Of course names has nothing to do with the office of diasporan affairs which needs time to evolve into the capabilities and possibilities of what the president intended......

regarding the issue of names it is quite true that names like,Bona,Sheriff,Taylor,Bright,Vandi,Sawyer,During,Koroma Johnson,etc are common to both countries..on the other hand the name Sherman belongs distinctively to Liberians.


Subject: Alieu Iscandari And John Leigh: A good read
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"Producers including India,
China and Vietnam have restricted
exports (of rice) as they try to
protect their stocks and limit inflation."


Subject: Deputy Minister Raymond Kabia
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While efforts to reach Yillah proved futile, deputy minister of internal affairs, local government and rural development Thursday accused Klin Salone of throwing dirt on the streets of Freetown.

Speaking to journalists at the ministry of information and communications conference room, Raymond Kabia said: "They decided to throw dirt on the streets because the contract have been taken away from them.

We are not making false allegations against Klin Salone. We have everything to prove that they are responsible of throwing dirt at night," he said.


He said it is not correct for the organization to go about throwing garbage on the streets just to make the entire city filthy.

Sierra Leone: Klin Salone Wants FCC to Clean Freetown



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Concord Times (Freetown)

11 April 2008
Posted to the web 11 April 2008

Mariama Kandeh and Ibrahim Tarawallie


Programme Officer Klin Salone waste management project Mahmoud Sesay has called on the All Peoples Congress government to hand over the cleaning of the city to the Freetown City Council which is the constitutionally allowed body to man cleaning exercises in Freetown.

Sesay said they are not satisfied with the current situation facing the project. He explained that the World Bank provided US$ 3 million to clean the city, claiming that the cleaning of the city, which for the past two years was done by his organization, has been given to a non existing body comprising of only five men. He described his organization as the functioning body that has been doing the cleaning of the city perfectly and much to the satisfaction of residents of Freetown.


"The project has been diverted to another company, which has destroyed our image. We employed 750 youths, these youths are now unemployed and might resort to crime and prostitution," he said.

He said Klin Salone is not against any other company but that they are a functioning body and the government should maintain them. He alleged that the new company is making use of some of their workers while the heads are being marginalized. He called on stakeholders in charge of waste management to contract them as the existing body. Sesay noted that joblessness of youths is one of the reasons for the rebel war.

He alleged that Bannie Yillah the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Internal Affairs who doubles as the government's representative in the waste management project is undermining the effort of klin Salone.

"Yillah was with us all throughout. Today he is claiming we did not do anything and that is really unfair to us," he said.

Christiana Tengbeh, general supervisor Klin Salone said Yillah is a stumbling block to their continued effort to clean the city. She said Yillah has politicized the cleaning of the city.

"Youths have been marginalized. The city is not clean and youths have been taken out of jobs. Today one can see how filthy the city is and that because of the feud the cleaning day has been stopped because the company given the World Bank contract is not functioning," she said.

Tengbeh observed that they have been exploited by few unscrupulous citizens of the nation. She claimed that according to the World Bank document whosoever was going to be in charge of the cleaning of Freetown must work with Klin Salone. She claimed Yillah is misinforming the government about activities at Klin Salone.

Abubakarr Bangura, assistant finance officer Klin Salone said efforts to get the government understand their plights have been fruitless.

Jeremiah Moses, youth leader of Tengbeh Town community said most of them who worked with klin Salone project are now jobless and have gone for two months without salaries.

While efforts to reach Yillah proved futile, deputy minister of internal affairs, local government and rural development Thursday accused Klin Salone of throwing dirt on the streets of Freetown.

Speaking to journalists at the ministry of information and communications conference room, Raymond Kabia said: "They decided to throw dirt on the streets because the contract have been taken away from them.

We are not making false allegations against Klin Salone. We have everything to prove that they are responsible of throwing dirt at night," he said.


He said it is not correct for the organization to go about throwing garbage on the streets just to make the entire city filthy.

On the privatization of the Freetown garbage collection, the deputy minister said it would help keep the city clean and that they have divided the city into 13 zones for it to be thoroughly cleaned.

"For the Freetown garbage collection to be successful, people need to pay small amount of money," he said, adding, "we are also going to engage members of parliament and councilors for the effective cleaning of the city." General supervisor Klin Salone Christiana Tengbeh said the deputy Minister's claim is unfounded and irrational. "How could we do such a thing? That is not even possible. We are agitating for us to be in charge of the cleaning once again," she said.


Subject: Re: Deputy Minister Raymond Kabia
From: SIK
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Date Posted: 11:51:48 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: sokoroma@hotmail.com
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Your name sounds stupid but I like your line of thought. A revolutionary thought comes from an individual; you could put your thoughts in more concrete and attainable goals. I am of the opinion that having 'big mouths' for any parties do not portray you as a patriot. It's just a demonstration of the very cancer that is perpetually gnawing the very fabric of what we should be: a refined Sierra Leonean that is devoid of selfishness and corruption in all spheres. WE SHOULD START TO THINK ABOUT DEVELOPING OUR COUNTRY, SIERRA LEONE. WE WERE FIRST SIERRA LEONEANS BEFORE OUR 'BLIND' LOYALTY TO THE PARTIES THAT DEFACED OUR HUMANITY.


Subject: The Rogue Trader at his Best.
From: Low Grade San San
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Date Posted: 10:51:17 04/11/08 ()
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First he brought in George Soros to prove his Business acumen. But Soros came, looked and saw all the corn men around this incompetent apc, and then disappeared. And there was yain! There was no announcement on any future investment of Soros's money into our country.

With such a snub from Georgy boy, the rogue trade had to go for broke to prove to us that he is the real McCoy businessman, not the usual tricky dickie wheeler dealer take dis you win take dis you loss insurance man that he really is. So in trying to pull another one of his red rabbit from his red kiap. He invited Aliko Dangote, the richest west African to visit him. And to keep critics like myself quiet who saw nothing in the Soros visit. He then begged Aliko to make a few announcement on ferries, electricity meters and infrastructures. To show us that he means business.

This is good news for my country, but am yet to see any modern Cruise liners plying the routes in Nigeria, Mr Dangote's country. And haven't we got any Sierra Leonean consortium that can take over the installation of the Koroma electricity meters? He talked about infrastructures, but has the rogue trader had a good look at Mr.Patrick Bockaries SLID proposal to see if it can be of any use here. Whats the point in bringing in all these high profile businessmen to show off with, and leave out indigenous Sierra Leoneans who may not have the money like the Soros and the Dangote, but surely have the business contacts to provide even better services for their own country.

Mr rogue trader, sa.lone must geh man dem wae go able bring confirm ferry, put electric meter en even build heli pad en charge we for use them. Is that not what Mr Dangote will be doing in our country? Or is he going to do everything as charity for poor sa. lone? So why not invite Sierra Leonean entrepreneurs to a business conference in Sierra Leonean and see what they can bring in terms of investment. The invitation should be made in a respectable and professional manner. Not just by holding a mic at a town hall meeting and start screaming, sa.lone don pwell oh ! oonu cam back en develop oonu kontry oh! Am sure that was not how you got the Soros's in.

You should also set up an office to deal with diaspora investors, with the head of that office answerable directly to you Mr. President. In order to save diasporans from harassment, from corrupt government officers, incompetent and useless ministers who are always asking potential investors for backhanders. With questions like, how deep is your pocket? whats my own cut? Bra you geh dollar for change, becos ar geh me man nar swizy wae im rate good.

Use your own countrymen to build our nation. Not foreign millionaires for bluff sae you geh business contact.


Subject: Low priced Rice
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Sierra Leone Indigeneous Businessmen Association (s.l.i.b.a) is considering importation of 1 ship load of rice every month, and make it available to public at low prices.


Subject: Re: Low priced Rice
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Don't be fooled Good News, The predilection of our Indegenous Rice dealers is synonymous with the profits of their trade…… I think that if SLIBA was not trifling about rice shortage in the country……they would have been exploring solutions like either micro financing of our local boli and swamp Rice farmers or investing in machinery or seedlings to boost production.

Considering that these people own capital but are not doing anything about enhancing the means, knowledge or opportunity in the production and supply of rice………

...while on the other hand proponents of land reform are busy lobbying for legislation that would guarantee foreign ownership of Sierra Leone lands…

..and paving the way for foreign owned plantations akin to what obtained during the SLPMB era …..

I guarantee you that when such purpose is accomplished in Sierra Leone, It is the Shylocks of SLIBA who will lead the charges of “Dem don tiff we Land for do mining en plant banga na im meke rice don dear so!”.


Subject: Re: Low priced Rice
From: Mensa
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Date Posted: 00:09:45 04/12/08 ()
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This is a very positive development if it's pursued to a positive conclusion. I've been watching the news! The price of rice has increased by 30%, Wheat more than 100%, Soya beans about 75% [From Al-Jazeera TV]. The increase of staple food the world over is a ticking time bomb! Positive steps must be taken to avert explosive demostrations like it is presently happening in other parts of the world! Government should encourage such life-saving initiatives.

The cultivation of rice should be encouraged and transparent, affirmative action plans towards self-sufficiency in the production of rice must be effectively pursued.

The ordinary Sierra Leone cannot do without his staple food, RICE! There is casava, foofoo, yam, Gari, but the preferred choice to all these is Rice. I guess we should learn to lay emphasis where emphasis is due!


Subject: VP Pictures
From: Sam
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Date Posted: 08:41:40 04/11/08 ()
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Thanks for the pictures. But could someone PLEASE teach Sumana's so called Aide-De-Camp, Sahr Senessie how to salute PRONTO. What the heck is he doing there? I'm so praying for the day when everything I see about my beloved country is first world, not backward.


Subject: Re: VP Pictures
From: Sam
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Date Posted: 14:00:57 04/11/08 ()
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Others have already mentioned that APCers on the board can't take any criticism and I will chuck up Ariogbo's response to that. Look at that picture man. Look how straight Sumana is and look at the only guy in a uniform coming of lek e deh mek shame shame, looking outright gay, with his head down. When you hear your national anthem is that how you stand? That is not the stance of a police officer during the national anthem. Is he a relative, because you took offense when you have no grounds too.


Subject: Constructive Criticism
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 14:32:12 04/11/08 ()
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I and others within the APC support criticism when and only when it is constructive. Where as here it is intended to put down, or denigrate the sierra leonena psyche or that of our bretheren pardon our aggressiveness but we will come down on you like a ton of bricks. DO YOU HEAR ME?


Subject: Re: Constructive Criticism
From: Sam
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Date Posted: 15:49:27 04/11/08 ()
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Alieu I understand you and hear (rather loudly I might add). However, with regards to this issue. your point is not germane. You can not have the VP's Aide de Camp, a Sierra Leone police officer who I assume must have risen in the ranks to some degree, thus having gone through all kinds of training, not know how to salute. Unless you're telling me this is how the SLP teaches its officers to salute, you are way off base.

This is not a personal put down. I did not say he is ugly. Matter of fact, a part that I left out in my post is that he looked good in uniform in another picture. But look at the one where he is saluting. HE SUCKS - Do YOU hear me? Lets stop making excuses for backwardness, for want of a better term. When you tolerate mediocrity, you get mediocrity. Is it too much to aim for perfection?

Is the front of your house filthy, your lawn a mess in comparison to your neighbors with nicer lawns? I ask because you guys are basically stating that Sierra Leone is not the west and we do things a little retarded.

I guess saying Freetown is dirty would be a put down too and not qualify under constructive criticism.


Subject: Re: Constructive Criticism
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 19:07:15 04/11/08 ()
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I believe that you have unwittingly made my point. It does not matter how he salutes. There is no one way of saluting. A salute like every other mechanical body movement is governed by numerous factors such as height, weight, length of the arms and probably some others which I cannot right now. Thus it is not a body mechanical movement that is subject to any Objective standards as such. Tell me what is so mediocre about his salute? Can you salute better? Can you post us a picture of you with the proper salute? My defense of this young officer is not based on any political affiliation and in fact do not know what his political affiliation is. My defense is based purely on the fact that your criticism of his salute (a body mechanical unique to him) was not constructive criticism. Your belief that there is somewhat a "perfect salute" is misplaced and does not take into consideration all other mechanical factors as I have elaborated on above which go into making a salute. In fact a salute is an acknowledgement of respect for a person or in this case as an officer of the republic of sierra leone, to its national anthem. BTW do you realise that whenthe VP placed his palm on chest over the heart was a form os salute?

Oh BTW the front of my lawn is always nicely trimmed courtesy of Allejandro my gardner fo rthe past 13 years.

Saying that Freetown is dirty would be a put down ONLY if the criticism was unwarranted. If it was then it is fair and I would support it.

I hope that the following links and the image will be instructive to you on the issue and will terminate this useless and denigrating assault on a sworn peace officer of the sierra leone police force.
Please see the following:
http://mw4.m-w.com/dictionary/salute
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Info/Images/Saluting02.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Info/Saluting.html&h=393&w=700&sz=39&hl=en&start=8&tbnid=lfAwyENqGoz93M:&tbnh=79&tbnw=140&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbritish%2Barmy%2Bsalute%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8


Subject: Re: Constructive Criticism
From: Sam
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Date Posted: 01:31:43 04/13/08 ()
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My brother, you just can't grab a picture of the internet and tell me that is the proper way to salute. If we want to go by that, I can get you pictures of Elvis that prove his mother was an alien. The Iraqi in your picture, as buff as he looks, looks better than the British soldier in saluting. The British soldier's salute is so bad that it looks like the whole picture is doctored. Furthermore, they both look better than the VP's man. He still needs to learn how to salute.


Subject: Re: Constructive Criticism
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 19:29:35 04/11/08 ()
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Please notice the different postures in the salutes give by the British soldier in the picture and the Iraqui soldier. Please tell which one is in your opinion the "more professional" of the two. Cant tell? My point exactley. You better give brother sahr sennessi a break or else I will give you no respite. He doesnt deserve to be put down in the manner that you and the so called low ggrade san san boy, who i suspect by the way is my friend and good Branlaw Mr. Kai kai who has also been put down on this forum because he works for the British Postal service and for whom I have also similarly stuck out my neck in defense of his honor.

Any ????????????????????'s


Subject: Re: VP Pictures
From: Ariogbo
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Date Posted: 09:13:07 04/11/08 ()
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Sam writes "...What the heck is he doing there? I'm so praying for the day when everything I see about my beloved country is first world, not backward."

Get your facts straight and right before you post. If anyone is backwards it is you, Sam. Some of us patriots are offended by your know it all attitude on this forum of patriots. Guys like you are sell out to our beloved Sierra Leone. Why is it that nothing good can come from the motherland? Once we are in the west, we tend to swallow hook, line, and sinker, everything they feed us; especially in the US. The police officer did not do anything wrong. In the USA, the salute has the four fingers closed and horizontal with the index finger touching the brim of the hat. Our colonial masters' legacy teaches us to do it the opposite i.e. with the fingers closed and vertical. Unlike the Americans, the Brits will only return a salute when they have a head gear.
In future can we engage in developmental issues sir rather that who salutes what and how? Land that we love Sierra Leone. God Bless Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: VP Pictures
From: Low Grade San San
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Date Posted: 10:47:46 04/11/08 ()
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This is where i usually lose my temper with you apc surrogates. You always try to spin things when your incompetent apc in involved. We saw Palors picture in military fatigue, and not a single person include myself made any comment about it. I even said it was good for PR. The only nonsense was about him wearing a military uniform, not the way he looked in the picture. But this police officer's hand looks very informal and unprofessional, and that also include his body language. His looks like he is either trying to stop someone from taking his picture or may be the room was brightly lite and him coming from such a dark city with all the 24hr koroma electricity he just couldn't stand the lighting in the hall. Compare his pose to that of the VP who really showed class and statesmanship in the photo. Mind you he is standing to attention for a notional anthem not a gumbay dance. Or apc sokobana ariogbo rag parade. I have just shown the picture to 2 UK police officers and they were both not impressed. Lets just say I won't tell you what they both thought of him. Even the picture of Berewa holding his head due to election migraine look cooler than this officer.Trust me ee go lef timap near Sumana den cam tiff ee briefcase en take all ee diamond go because of his shyness pan bright light. ADC my foot, even my village NA police can do better than this joker.


Subject: Leave palor out of this
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 14:16:54 04/11/08 ()
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What has Palor got to do with this? Why cant you guys maintain an argument without bring in matters that are tototally irrelevant to the issue. The issue of Palor is totally irrelevant to the issue. Now addressing the issue of the salute of officer Sennessie, It is my condsidered opinion that his salute is in comport with his training and no gaddamn English police man has a right to judge him. As a matter of fact there is a krio saying that fits people with your attitude "Ef ose nor sell you treet nor go buy you". Only God knows what pejoratives you may have used in your converstaion with the alleged English Police officers denigrating the poor officer who was only doing his job. We should learn to respect our own and I will start by not telling you "F" off with your stoopid nonsense. See I didnt say it.


Subject: Re: Leave palor out of this
From: Sam
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Date Posted: 15:54:19 04/11/08 ()
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From reading prior post, I got the impression that Alieu Iscandari is a lawyer and when I was a kid, the name Iscandari (pronounced Iscandri-might be a different family) was familiar to me. I think they were one of the well-known families in Freetown and my family was friends with them.

I am reading these recent posts and with regards to their tone and how they've deviated from prior posts, I am thinking this can't be the same guy, can't possibly have relations to the people I think he is related to and moreover, I think he much have gone crazy in the last few weeks. Paddy wetin appen?


Subject: Re: Leave palor out of this
From: Palaver
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Date Posted: 04:17:39 04/13/08 ()
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Message:
Of some little hemp I am consumed and now lie helpless, waiting for a moment to palaver. Please go away, ma man. Don't trouble an already troubled mind.

A word to the wise.


Subject: Re: VP Pictures
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 13:28:42 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
I'll chalenge you any day that your comments are baseless as your moniker. There is nothing in that photo to suggest unprofessionalism from the part of the police officer. "Even the picture of Berewa holding his head due to election migraine look cooler than this officer." My friend I think that you have some low grade san san in your eyes. Your concept of the police's posture is pedantically myopic. I made my point as a Sierra Leonean not as a party member. We are in for a low grade opposition if whenever the SLPPer is wrong then the APC has to be blamed.


Subject: Re: VP Pictures
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 09:40:54 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Thank you for bringing closure to this issue. You have said much more than I have said and all of what I had wanted to say. Here we have another imbecile who is more than willing to put down his own brother in the publics eye. When the President speaks about attudinal change, this is a fine example of some of the attitudes that we need to change. How much you wanna bet that this jerk is a member of the SLPP. Come on lets make a friendly wager. I bet 25 cents because thas all I can afford to lose on the loser attitude of these SLPP Members.


Subject: Re: VP Pictures
From: Nar u sabi
To: All
Date Posted: 12:59:28 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-146-97-206.range86-146.btcentralplus.com at 86.146.97.206

Message:
Nar U Sabi


Subject: Re: VP Pictures
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 09:03:15 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
It takes us to put us down. Please tell what is so wrong about the way Mr. Senessi saluted? Do you now how a salute should be executed? Chill me man


Subject: Re: VP Pictures
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:19 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
Afa Alieu, that was a low blow on the SLPP. Why can't it be a member of UNPP, CPP, NUP, NDA or even a disgruntled PMDCer? The one thing I hate to love about the APC is that they do not let any critism, not even the slightest, go unchallenged. And I mean they come down full force. Kudos to you guys. Only hope you can do the same when it comes to the good for all in country including the SLPP.


Subject: Sanpha Koroma is President Ernest Koroma new Mentor
From: Ejectment
To: All
Date Posted: 06:12:48 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 92.11.168.226

Message:
Changing Beliefs , changing feelings and attitude Change
Written by Dylan Sogie-Thiomas
Saturday, 05 April 2008
In Sierra Leone we look at politicians and other senior government officials as models. Our politicians and other government officials are paid between Le 500,000 –Le 3,000,000 but we have seen those politicians acquiring houses all over the country and abroad. READ THE WHOLE STORY :
“Changing Beliefs, Changing Feelings and Attitude Change”

By Dylan Sogie-Thomas of London United Kingdom

What is attitude and what does it mean to ‘change our attitude? Attitude is a manner of thought, reflections of our beliefs and feeling. Our attitude allows us to respond consistently favorable or unfavorable manner with respect to a given objects, person or idea. In Sierra Leone we look at politicians and other senior government officials as models. Our politicians and other government officials are paid between Le 500,000 –Le 3,000,000 but we have seen those politicians acquiring houses all over the country and abroad. Our president, ministers and other senior government officials have a significant influence on our attitude.

We imitate the attitudes of people we admire and respect. Attitude like perceptions can change with new knowledge, changing beliefs and changing feelings. Some of the officials President Ernest Koroma is using to influence Sierra Leoneans to change their attitude from negative to positive or from positive to negative are Sanpha Koroma ( National Development Bank and Bank of Sierra Leone), Victor Foh(voucher gate scandal) and David Carew (KPMG). Among all the names listed I think David Carew should be given more powers and control as he has the experience and knowledge to move Sierra Leone from its present state. If David Carew is given more powers he will strengthen control which is the key to attitude change in all departments. Our ministers and other government officials have served the country with negative attitude and junior officials have learned to imitate the attitude of their senior .

Every government officials are trying to imitate Sanpha koroma attitude to get rich whilst serving the public. In order for President Ernest Koroma to get Sierra Leoneans to practice positive attitudes the following questions need to be answered:-what are President Ernest Koroma strategic plans?-what direction is President Koroma going?-what is the expense or effect of President Ernest Koroma policies?-how best is President Koroma assessing the risks of pursuing his strategies-Is President Koroma lost?

Strategic Plans: A strategy is a technique specifying the resources (financial and non financial) required to achieve an objective. The objective will be set by the government and making use of resources available within a changing environment. A strategy will be about achieving goals and objectives. Strategic planning should be used by President Ernest Koroma as an effective tool for dealing with change. He should use positive tactics in order to achieve his goals and objectives. Positive tactics or attitude will be achieved by trying to fulfill the promises he made to the people of Sierra when he was in opposition. In Sierra Leone our politicians are using the illiteracy and unemployment rate as a tool to manipulate the people.President Ernest Koroma should not break the trust reposed in him .We have noticed that most of his friends now are politicians that have failed the people in the past, people who have failed in their private lives and people using politics as a means to expand their business empire.I have noticed journalist and political writers preaching attitude change in Sierra Leone.

We have heard and see commitment by President Koroma to preach attitude change by establishing a secretariat. I would like to tell the president that it is waste of tax payers fund as this money should be used on other development projects’ president there is negative attitude in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government and local government. President Koroma should target these senior officials who the general public see as model and get them to change their belief and policies.

Change will become apparent by devotion and positive policies of these senior officials .Change is a top-down approach, not down top approach by minister of Information is using. APC are using the following tactics whenever a story about unethical behavior is raised by the media.1- Get Shekito Tarawalley to issue a Press Release and warned media houses as to the Public Order Act.2-Organize a press conference and “Blame the problem on the predecessor” saying that they have only been on the job for 7 months now and had not had sufficient time to implement their own management controls. (Use the knowledge of David Carew to strengthen Internal Controls in the public sector).3-“Tell the press they are reorganizing, and need more time before the effect will be apparent”4-Prepare envelopes for media practitioners or offer them public appointment. (Bribery leads to lack of objectivity) When the issue of NEC Chief Commissioner Dr. Christina Thorpe trying to use Mrs. Daphne Olu-Williams signature on a document that she does not approve. Mrs. Hannah Kawalley was sworn in as new commissioner even though it was unconstitutional. I found it very unbelievable that Anti-Corruption was unable to advice President Koroma as to the effect of trying to forged signature. Trying to forged signature is a serious element of fraud. Dr. Thorpe should be asked to resign her position as her integrity is questionable. Mrs. Olu-Williams was asked to submit receipts for all expenses since she was appointed commissioner. It shows that NEC should be investigated as they had no proper internal control of how the funds are spent. The Finance Director should resign as Commissioner Expenses is very material and he had failed to keep proper record and ACC should investigate how much money is been laundered at NEC.

Our President should try and declare his asset and use money meant for development on developmental issues. The money now used on secretariat should be used to sensitize the people about corrupt practice, dangers and ways to report corrupt practice. These sensitization programmes should be done by the Ombudsman office and Anti-Corruption Commission. President Koroma and his team should be aware that public office should not be used to enrich them, public office should not be used to intimidate, victimize but serving the people to the required standard or quality. Sierra Leoneans voted APC because they were preaching about their dislike of corruption when they were in opposition and we do hope you will not try to explore the benefit of corruption and practice what they use to criticize.

I am looking forward to receive any comment or feedback via email: sogiethomas@yahoo.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascr1pt enabled to view it

THE ARTICLE ABOVE REPRESENTS THE VIEWS OF THE WRITER AND IS IN NO WAY THE OPINION OF COCORIOKO .WE HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK THEIR MINDS IN THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY , AS EVEN PRESIDENT ERNEST KOROMA, AT THIS CRITICAL MOMENT OF THE COUNTRY'S HISTORY, WILL PREFER HONEST AND TRUTHFUL OPINIONS TO SYCOPHANCY AND 'YELLIBAISM' . WE ARE AT THE CROSSROADS AND ONLY THE TRUTH WILL SAVE SIERRA LEONE. ALL ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE ARTICLE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE WRITER WHO HAS EVEN PROVIDED HIS e-mail ADDRESS.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 April 2008 )


Subject: Re: Sanpha Koroma is President Ernest Koroma new Mentor
From: Teacher
To: All
Date Posted: 06:01:59 04/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
I see nothing wrong with this.Sanpha is the most qualified man in this Government, and he, being an internationally respected figure, can teach a lot to the top officials of the Government.However, big one may be, but it is never too late to learn


Subject: Re: Sanpha Koroma is President Ernest Koroma new Mentor
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 07:40:40 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
We have read this umpteen times!


Subject: How the Mobile and Land phones got their new names in temne
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 02:58:44 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:

MOBILE PHONE=Enfof-a-koth

FIXED PHONE=Enfof-a-t'ma-soang

These words are new and will soon find their way to the Temne dictionary after approval by academics.

Now to the origin and motivation:

We realised that anytime we speak temne and mention the words "EN TELEPHONE" or " EN MOBILE" people especially the swedes and other nationals know exactly what we talk about. People usually ask if those words are temne words or english words and shamefully we have to try very hard to give unconvincing explanations. We did a lot of brainstorming to decide on the two words.

The method:

We thought the land phone is fixed and mainly in buildings or booths.One cannot talk through a land phone from anywhere except where it is located in that fixed manner. On the other hand the mobile phone can be placed in the pocket or in a bag while walking or travelling and can be accessed anywhere.

Taking these two explanationss into consideration we were able to agree that since the land phone is "static", the best words that can describe it are "t'ma-soang(Static)" and as it is a talkpiece the word that can best describe it in that sense too is "Enfofa(Talkpiece)" or "eh d'ka d'fofa" or "en'ka eh fofa".

Similarly, as the mobile can be taken along while walking or travelling,the word that best describes it is "En'kotha(Mobile,something that can accompany someone while walking). You will notice here that the emphasis is on walking because in temne language "Koth" is walking or travelling which is also known as "Ko ebiars". We have therefore chosen the common factor WALKING.The other part "Enfofa" is same as that for the land phone.


Subject: Africa
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 02:51:50 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-190-94.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.190.94

Message:
Are we improving? Is it that the few dedicated towards progress are
not seen.

A look at the link will explain and demonstrate the die-hard nature of
some of Africa's sons and daughters. Wake up African brothers and
sisters and stop your baseless and clueless political shenanigans!!
Wake! Wake up! Speak to yourself Africa! Speak to your vain sons and
daughters! Africa Wake up!!

------------------------------------------------------


Subject: Re: Africa
From: cornelius hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 00:59:51 04/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
power sweet


Subject: President Koroma Receives 'Best Welcome' in The Gambia
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 02:20:53 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 204.14.42.190

Message:
President Koroma Receives 'Best Welcome' in The Gambia
go to www.ernestkoroma.org/gambia.html for more


Subject: Re: President Koroma Receives 'Best Welcome' in The Gambia
From: Lungi Boy
To: All
Date Posted: 04:34:21 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
I am glad that Gambia bestowed the best treatment to HE, which he deserves.At the same time, I am compelled to say, that this is an embarrassing news to me, because can we reciprocate, if Gambian President was to visit Salone???
We are not geared to recieve Heads of States here


Subject: Real reason for VP's visit
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 02:06:30 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.146.149.157

Message:
Would Cocorioko have us believe that the main reason why the Vice
President left Sierra Leone with the delegation that he came with was
to receive an award from an obscure non profit organization?

You guys must think that every Sierra Leonean is a fool. I did not want
to believe the rumors about the house, but now I am having my
doubts.

APC has always let the people of Sierra Leone down. They screwed
the country for 23 years and led it into civil war. Now that we have two
former insurance salesmen as president and vice president, the
country appears to be doomed as throughout all my years, I am yet to
come across a honest insurance salesman.

The average Sierra Leoneans who thought they were in for good times
had better brace themselves, cause everywhere the APC top brass go
now, all they talk about is how difficult things are around the world,
meaning that the people should therefore not complain. APC has
always been a party that is better at taking from the people rather than
giving back. Sierra Leoneans, brace yourselves. If you thought you
suffered under the SLPP, you have seen nothing yet.


Subject: Re: Real reason for VP's visit
From: SEGBENDEH
To: All
Date Posted: 18:35:33 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-69-232-203-214.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 69.232.203.214

Message:
What is the big deal about the VP buying a house in NJ ?
This guy was a businessman before he became a VP so he is well placed to buy a house in the U S. Please stop being malicious and leave the guy to do his job. Slpp, leave Sumana alone. You guys did nothing for S/Leone so we needed a change and effected it so shut your traps and let the country advance.


Subject: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bikes.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 16:32:02 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.230

Message:
At the recent town meeting between VP Sam-Sumana and a cross section of the Sierra Leonean public in NJ, a deputy police chief in the NJPD, informed that meeting that he donated a large number a motor-bikes to the APC, New Jersey chapter for onward transmission to the Sierra Leone Police Force. Upon my personal investigation of that matter, I found out the the motor bikes have not yet been received by the authorities in Sierra Leone. With respect I ask cocorioko to help me investigate the matter and I also call on the executive of the APC, in NJ to tell us the where about of these bikes.
I hope to get an answer to my question within 24 hrs, if not a lot of heads will roll. More to come, by the power of the Almighty God. Amin.


Subject: Re: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bikes.
From: awoko.
To: All
Date Posted: 23:10:51 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: abu@AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
Saidu, instead onf you going around spread lies, why not contact the NJPD,by the way have you paid for the black car you are driving, what about the two pair shoes that you took from your former roommate ? saidu we have a lot on you. a dis woman no order man nor dae?


Subject: Re: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bikes.
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 06:10:42 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-187-169-100.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.169.100

Message:
Saidu, stop this nonsense. Please dont call any woman again and tell them that you are bereaved so that they will send you money like you did to my cousin. Next time, try to be at the meeting instead of causing noise. Thank you


Subject: Re: Alpha Saidu Bangura Again-liar, liar,liar
From: Brabanxx
To: All
Date Posted: 18:54:30 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: c-68-44-34-38.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 68.44.34.38

Message:
Mr Bangura, for your information,I was seated next to the deputy police chief and second from the podium. From my recollections and from my conversations with the deputy, he stated that his PD was planning to donate bikes(bicycles)to Alex Mansaray for the kids in Sierra Leone to ride to schools. The radios and vests were also pledges made by Larry.

Once again Saidu you have demonstrated your ineptness to state the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I can recall that Ariogbo had already drawn our attention to your inabilty to discern facts on this forum.

The intorsion that you so arduously spew about members of the APC is not good for nation building. We should be trying to bridge our indifferences rather than enlarge the chasm that has existed. Please Mr. Bangura can you criticize constructively?


Subject: Re: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bikes.
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 17:24:09 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.240.199.124

Message:
What was the actual number of bikes donated? and who were the receipient(s)?.


Subject: Re: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bikes.
From: ramatu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:10:35 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: wilbeforcebikers@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-66-56-76-178.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 66.56.76.178

Message:
Rev. Kabs, Chairman Nabe, Foday and the rest of the executive we need clarification. "if u na shake we go wap, we no dae pa kapu kapu" those days are over.


Subject: Re: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bikes.
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:39:49 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Except I have become deaf , what I heard the Police Deputy Chief was they are PLANNING TO send the bicycles they have seized from kids and others here to kids in Sierra Leone. But as I said , may be I am deaf now and did not hear that side of the story. I did not hear the Chief say they had already donated the bicycles.


Subject: Re: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bikes.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 18:11:25 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.230

Message:
Kabs, thanks for your response but there is more to this story that you do not know, please, please, stay back. Once again, with respect and in the interest of peace and transparency, I call on the NJ chapter of the APC to tell the public about the bikes and the bullet proof vests from the NJPD within the next 24 hrs. If I don't get the truth, a lot of heads will roll. I don't not live in NJ but I have facts and the truth from insiders in NJ. Lonta.


Subject: Re: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bikes.
From: ramatu
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:54 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: wilbeforcebikers@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-66-56-76-178.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 66.56.76.178

Message:
Kabs and others time is running out, we need clarification if after 24 hrs we do not hear from the APC Newjersey you will be suprise what this will lead to. This is not about party politic, this is about sierra leone and exclusively for the SLP. Kabs, you have been my admirer because of your love for sierra leone. a man of integrity and you have worked very heard to promote democracy in sierra leone. My advise to you, please do not compromise your personality for a billy-goat. " nor cham bread for nobody, we get for kill monkey show babu. if den nor answer we dae pull ARIOGBO nar newjersy"


Subject: Re: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bikes.
From: Brabanxx
To: All
Date Posted: 19:10:44 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: c-68-44-34-38.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 68.44.34.38

Message:
Ramatu:
It would have done you a world of good had you been present at the town meeting. Instead you hijacked Saidu Bangura's trashy recollections from a meeting he never attended. The only person here that needs a deadline is you Ramatu. You need to give yourself time to find the truth and speak of the truth. Why the smear campaign?


Subject: Re: A question for the APC, NJ chapter about the police bik
From: mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 03:34:16 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-190-94.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.190.94

Message:
You call her tantrums to have your side - "smear". That is not smear my
goodfellow.

No smoke without fire - i will wait and see. Will also try to contact the
NJPD to have their side.


Subject: Please sign this petition
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 09:46:47 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
This tragedy can happen to anyone of us in the community.

Search For Truth and Justice for Dr. Solomon Noubisse

"No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." John Donne

Dear Friends and Concerned Members of the Community:

The bell tolls because an untimely tragedy visited and awakened us to a mourning fate. It can happen to anyone and any family. We are appealing for your support by signing the referenced online petition because death does not rob a person of his or her dignity and truth does not also die to deny the exercise of justice.

On March 31, 2008, Dr. Solomon Noubisse, an African immigrant from Cameroon, was brutally stabbed to death. A 12 old boy has confessed to being his killer. After Dr. Noubisse was mortally wounded, the call to 911 did not report the gravity of the assault, which became a homicide. He did not live long enough to give his account. However, Dr. Noubisse should not be victimized twice by loosing his life and the truth of why and how he died is also lost.

Dr. Noubisse earned his medical degree from Sorbonne University, France. Like the plight of many African immigrants, he was not working in his field and was adjusting to life's circumstances. As history has it, when an African immigrant is killed, there is little or no public advocacy for thorough investigations. The case is hastily closed. Your humane solidarity will help to keep the investigation alive - the case should not be closed because Dr. Noubisse has no one to speak for him as he lies in the mortuary in the cruel condition of his tragic end. By signing the online petition you would be urging the elected officials to exercise due diligence - to leave no stone unturned and consider all the facts, mitigating circumstances, and immediate activities leading to Dr. Noubisse's death.

The accounts of the confessed killer and his mother, Ms Stamp, as they tell their side of the story to the media, are not sufficient to establish the reason for the loss of a human life. The press accounts, as narrated by Ms Stamp, do not mention relevant details and Dr. Noubissie is wrongly portrayed as a lunatic who acted out and attacked her - an innocent woman who did not understand what he was talking about. The initial police investigation contradicts her claims. Material omission of crucial facts and the unexamined circumstances constitute the missing credibility. Your signature on the petition will go a long way in search for the truth and let the facts and examined circumstances determine the nature of justice.

Please be the voice for the victim: shine light on the truth and uphold justice as a fundamental civil liberty. If you can, we would appreciate it if you contact other persons and forward the petition to at least 10 people.

http://www.petitiononline.com/Snbissie/petition.html


Your outreached arm in these trying times of grief will provide solace to the victim's family and friends because a caring community responded, united by shared humanity. The bells toll for thee.

Click the following link to sign the petition:


http://www.petitiononline.com/Snbissie/petition.html

Thank You and May God Bless You.


http://www.petitiononline.com/Snbissie/petition.html



Subject: Re: Please sign this petition
From: Where Did This Happen?
To: All
Date Posted: 19:43:20 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I feel the horror in this story. Where did it happen?


Subject: Re: Please sign this petition
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 01:56:13 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Maryland USA. Please dont forget to sign the petition. United we stand.


Subject: Re: Please sign this petition
From: New Blood
To: All
Date Posted: 15:57:27 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-203-68-228.nyc.res.rr.com at 69.203.68.228

Message:

On his " VALEDICTION FORBIDDING MOURNING"
by John Donne also said


"AS virtuous men pass mildly away,
And whisper to their souls to go,
Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
"Now his breath goes," and some say, "No."

So let us melt, and make no noise,
No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move ;
'Twere profanation of our joys
To tell the laity our love........."

Well meaning people must all say no to what is increasingly looking like a cover up.

I have been following the story since it was first reported and I cannot still come to terms how this brat of a killer can justify how the life of his mother and himself became threatened by Dr. Noubisse's actions in order to warrant the senseless murder!


Subject: Re: Please sign this petition
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 11:47:51 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 151.200.189.180

Message:
Very touching and tragic event. Will sign the petition today. Thanks for all your contributions, the brother-in-law I hope to meet one day.


Subject: Re: Please sign this petition
From: Alimamy Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 17:31:01 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178084002.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.84.2

Message:
Allieu, i always oppose your views but I know you are responsible!!!! I respect you


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Date Posted: 08:01:37 04/10/08 ()
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INSTRUCTIONS 1. Immediately send $1.00 to each of the six people on the list at the end of this letter. Wrap the dollar bill in a note saying " Please add me to your mailing list" and include your name and address. 2. Copy this letter. You do not have to type it 200 times. Simply place your cursor at the top of the page, hold it and drag it all the way down to the end of the letter. Then click on "edit" and select "copy". Now open up a notepad file on your computer and put the cursor at the top of the page in the notepad, click on 'edit' and then select 'paste' it will copy the letter for you onto your computer. 3. Remove the name next to the #1 on the list and move the rest of the names up one position (#2 becomes #1, #3 becomes #2, etc…..) Then place your name in the #6 position. Then save it, make sure it is saved as a txt. file. 4. When you have completed the instructions, take this letter and then go to (Google,Yahoo,...) and type in (Making Money Messege board,or post massege,...)and start posting your copy to 200 message boards,or more this is only the minimum, you can post as much as you like...The more copies you send the better the results. Keep a copy of this letter so you can use it a second time. Post it out again in six months, but Post it with the addresses you receive with each dollar. It will work better the second time. NOTE: This service is 100% legal - (Refer to title 18 section 1302 of the U.S. Postal & lottery laws) How does it work? When you send out 200 Posts, it is estimated that at least 15 people will respond and send you a $1.00. ($15.00) Those 15 will Post 200 Posts each and 225 people send you $1.00 ($225.00) Those 225 people Post 200 Posts each and 3,375 people send you $1.00 ($3,375.00) Those 3,375 post 200 posts each and 759,375 people send you $1.00 ($759,375.00) At this point your name drops off the list, but so far you have received $813,615.00. P.S. When your money begins to come in, give the first 10% to charity with spirit and share a good fortune! What you are doing is creating a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You are requesting for a legitimate service and you are paying for it! Like most of us, I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the legal aspects of it all. So I checked it out with the U.S. Post Office (1-800-725-2161) and they confirmed that it is indeed legal!
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2) Almeric Battiste P.O. Box 450035 Kissimmee, Florida USA 34745
3) Phonexay Khounvongsa 5003 Lakecrest Dr. Shawnee, KS, USA 66218
4) Tamara Ortiz 2471 Newsom Rd. Bellville, TX. USA 77418
5) CHRISTINE MCLEAN P.O. BOX 7818 GULF SHORES,AL. 36547
6) M.F. LEGETTE 3210 RANDLEMAN RD. SUITE 10 GREENSBORO,NC. 27406
This really really works,I tried it once and I'm doing it again, first to be honest I only posted 145 posts and I didn't recive alot only 6,689.00$ in 3 months,at least this means that it realy works ,so this time I'm posting 604 posts and I've got so far in 2 month 15,640.00$ this is realy like a dream come true. So go on and try it trust me you've got nothing to lose.... important tip - Cover money by paper fully by which it can not been seen in light , because postal employees do some cheat some times....ok


Subject: Re: MAKE MONEY SENDING SIX DOLLARS!!!
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 07:45:30 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Stop this 419 business or you are convicted!


Subject: Re: MAKE MONEY SENDING SIX DOLLARS!!!
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 09:43:27 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Using the postal services to commit fraud or financial schemes of a dubious nature is FRAUD


Subject: A must watch!
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 06:21:20 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Enjoy!


Subject: A show of Love.
From: It is all Good
To: All
Date Posted: 08:37:45 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h156.77.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.77.156

Message:
Easter at Makeni

In this photo taken at Makeni Town Roundabout is Blyden hugging Presidential Press Secretary Sheka Tarawalie and flanked by Sheka Tarawalie’s wife. Standing at the back of Sylvia Blyden and Sheka Tarawalie is a smiling Sylvanus Koroma, the President’s younger brother.


Subject: Re: A show of Love.
From: Beautiful
To: All
Date Posted: 09:19:06 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I meant to say the lady on the left. Sheka has a beautiful wife


Subject: Re: A show of Love.
From: Beautiful
To: All
Date Posted: 09:17:45 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Sheka Tarawallie's wife? The lady on the right?
She is a beautiful woman.


Subject: Re: A show of Love.
From: Eyes on d beholded
To: All
Date Posted: 09:41:20 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
So is the lady in the middle..
Nubian amazonite... all her 260 pounds.. and 6 ft 2 inches.. And size 16 feet..

I like my women.. big.. and dominant..
Whats her name...? and please passs my phone number..

915-like-mebiggyal


Subject: Re: A show of Love. Where is Fen Plaba
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:53:21 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
So is the lady in the middle.. Nubian amazonite... all her 260 pounds.. and 6 ft 2 inches.. And size 16 feet.. I like my women.. big.. and dominant..
Whats her name...? and please passs my phone number

I take it that you are new on this forum. The Name is Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Babboo oooopppppssss! Blyden. She has been taken by the erudite Fen Plaba. Notwithstanding the fact that Fen Plaba has not avail himself lately on this forum, you do not have to opt for the love of his life. I will report you to Alpha Saidu, Sheku Kallon and the Newpeople.


Subject: Re: A show of Love. Where is Fen Plaba
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 11:43:53 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.88

Message:
Ah Ariogbo! Tell the man not to mess with my succulent Amazonian. Now that she has started to slough off her horrible SLPP greens, and started to show her sweet reds, her beauty is bowling me over and over again. I am in love with Sylvia the Red!
Or waaai, Or saaai!


Subject: Re: A show of Love. Where is Fen Plaba
From: Africa Online
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:08 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ems0202onestp14.gsu.edu at 131.96.74.69

Message:
As far as I know she is the apple of Bra Enviable's eye.


Subject: Re: A show of Love. Where is Fen Plaba
From: Eyes on d beholded
To: All
Date Posted: 11:55:40 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Good to see you are in good spirit, komaneh.

Succulent..
ohhhhhhhhh the wild pictures floating in my cranium..
Darn this dastardly thoughs..me nah marrade man..

Thou shalt not think of your neighbors amazonian with succulence..

Welcome back, i knew a play on your woman would draw you out.. even if its for a minute...


Subject: Re: A show of Love. Where is Fen Plaba
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 12:59:26 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.88

Message:
Thanks a lot my friend. I was hibernating for a while and would have remained so for a long time. But when I saw you trying to take away my Beauty of Beauties, I jumped like a lepet on a rabbit, to defend the pulchritudinous Sylvia. Isn't she just beautiful in red?!


Subject: Re: A show of Love.
From: Sure you right.
To: All
Date Posted: 09:24:36 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h156.77.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.77.156

Message:
Yes indeed, and they are both young.


Subject: D-day Babu Blyden Killed the Rudderless Slpp Gbatah Gbatah!
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 07:12:32 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-154-251-40.range86-154.btcentralplus.com at 86.154.251.40

Message:

SLPP! BABU BLYDEN DAE TELL OONU ADO OH
GOD MORNIN SIERRA LEONE!
GOOD AFTERNOON SLPEEPEE!

And this is one of the good people Leigh was talking about the other day. Well, lets hear it from the slpp NINJA oops mouth piece her self.


SLPP Leaders Should Quit Now!
By Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Apr 9, 2008, 19:12


I have known Honourable Ibrahim Bundu (a.k.a Bo School) of the ruling All Peoples’ Congress (APC) for over ten years now. He is quiet and does not much like the limelight.
He prefers to operate from the background but make no mistake about his political skills. I have watched him grow from a hesitant young man deliberating about sacrificing his stable life in the USA, leaving his wife and kids behind; all to enter the unstable world of politics in Sierra Leone. His sacrifice was even more poignant when it is taken in light of the fact that unlike the recent JC politicians who landed into a fait accompli situation, Bundu left America in 2001 to become a member of an Opposition that did not stand a chance in the 2002 Elections.
Today, he is one of the most powerful politicians in Sierra Leone but you will rarely see or hear him. He practices a type of politics that is quiet but deadly in its precision. One just needs to see how he floored his elder brother, Dr. Abass Bundu in the last elections to realise we are dealing with a politician par excellence in Hon. Ibrahim Bundu.
What he did yesterday in Parliament was technically correct but morally wrong and grossly unfair to the current Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP) MPs. However, in politics, like in war, all is fair… I submit that it was the fault of the SLPP to have not seen through the Sine Die adjournment for what it was until it was too late. I also submit that if the SLPP had not been politically "fast asleep" over the last few months, there is no way they would have been muscled and bullied like it happened to them yesterday.
J.J. Saffa, U.N.S. Jah and Momoh Pujeh can deny all they like but today’s SLPP is the sleepiest opposition this country has ever seen. They are so laissez faire that they make democracy BORING. So boring…
This brings me to my point for today. The opposition SLPP needs politicians with the mindset, skills and savvy of the likes of Ibrahim Bundu in their fold right now if this Nation is to make any headway in the practice of the kind of democracy that we all would aspire towards. It is not enough to call a press conference and grumble and grumble about how you have been bullied. Oonar Hush Ya Oh… But what next?
I doubt if SLPP knows what next to do! The present crop of SLPP leadership both inside Parliament and on a National Level is quite frankly, LOST. They are LOST and have no idea as to what direction to take. Victor Foh once told me tongue in cheek that he was offering to teach them how to make themselves more viable. I submit that what is needed is not really a Victor Foh but a fresh crop of dynamic, forward looking, fast-paced, radical set of intelligent, hi-tech, YOUNG Opposition Politicians. They do not even have to be loud. Is Ibrahim Bundu loud? Nope but he is efficient! The country needs a radical, fast-thinking Opposition to keep the ruling APC on its toes and out of "trouble".
All what the SLPP needs is a few Ibrahim Bundus. The SLPP needs Men and Women who are born politicians and are ready to make the sacrifice to enter the wilderness of Opposition to make a Change in this land. But does the SLPP have such people of timber and calibre in its midst? And if we wait until November 2008 to find out, will the SLPP not have been bullied and suppressed even more into a state of fatality that will be difficult to heal from?
There has been too much lackadaisical handling of the affairs of the SLPP. Yesterday’s brazen discarding of the SLPP’s Private Members Motion was a carefully orchestrated strategy by the likes of the savvy Ibrahim Bundu. I submit such a needless technical defeat of the SLPP MPs’ position should serve as a wake-up call to the SLPP General Membership that their leaders are too sleepy for the Party’s good.
Secretary General J.J. Saffa and Chairman U.N.S. Jah should immediately realise that they are LOST and do not have any more moral authority to lead. They should call for a National Convention as soon as possible.
And whilst at it, I am calling on SLPP MPs to replace Hon. Momoh Pujeh with someone like Hon. Elizabeth Lavalie or Hon. Bernadette Lahai. Your Constituents who elected you into office deserve better than what Momoh Pujeh is offering.
If you leave the sleepy Momoh Pujeh as your Leader in Parliament, you are betraying those who elected you and by 2012, those who elected you in will remove you at the Ballot Box for giving this Nation a sleepy Minority Leader when vibrant alternatives abounded.
SLPP deserves more.
Sierra Leone deserves more.
We deserve more than this kind of ‘water-wash’ democracy we are wallowing in!
Solomon Berewa did the honourable and right thing by quitting the leadership when he was called upon to do so and it is high time J.J. Saffa and U.N.S. Jah showed some honourable muscles on their political bones.
Saffa especially should be honest enough to admit that though he is loyal and means well for SLPP, he is overworked and thus unproductive!!
J.J. Saffa is the National Secretary General, J.J. Saffa is the Publicity Secretary, J.J. Saffa is the Organising Secretary, J.J. Saffa is the Spokesman, J.J. Saffa is the this and J.J. Saffa is the that. Saffa cannot sustain this multiple roles until November 2008.
Call a National Convention now to save SLPP and by extension, save Sierra Leone’s democracy.
Stay tuned. More Anon!


Subject: Dr. Curtis needs help
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 06:12:42 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.155.190.163

Message:
Dr. Curtis I am appealing to you to seek some psychiatric evaluation as
I am of the honest opinion that you are in dire need of this sort of
assistance. I have seen your contributions ok this forum evolve from
sensible though secondhand postings to those that hint at the
deterioration of mental health.

Doctors in active practice barely have time during the day to take a
decent shower, yet you spend your whole day on this forum and most
likely on several others making nonsensical postings. You post topics
and do not even give chance for others to respond before posting
another completely different one.

With the cost medical malpractice rising, why not use the te you have
to catch up on the gigantic strides that are being made in medical
practice. Dr you need to see a doctor.


Subject: Re: Dr. Curtis needs help
From: THE TRUTH
To: All
Date Posted: 16:07:34 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 192.64.157.56

Message:
It is an affront to attempt to thwart the contributions of Dr. Curtis-Thomas and a vituperative circumspect to refute actuality, educational achievements that are exceptional and a model for all and sundry. A few of us are not as eloquent or prolific writers or in full command of the English language as Dr. Curtis-Thomas; that does not give us the audacity to pull-down a brilliant and accomplished fellow trying to do what he does best, discuss great ideas. I hope Dr. Curtis-Thomas will be gracious enough to accept with humility the recognition of “needing mental check-up”; the learned doctor is in a group of revered men of the world. Al Einstein, Aristotle, Babbage, Gauss, Sahani, Boss and ………were all referred to as “crazy”.


Subject: Re: Dr. Curtis needs help
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 06:26:29 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: c-68-44-34-38.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 68.44.34.38

Message:
What do you expect? He can not be taken seriously.The doctor studied in one of the islands or south american countries. He has all the time to practice everything else but medicine.


Subject: Re: Dr. Curtis needs help
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 08:40:59 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.88

Message:
Hee hee heehee!
Thanks Ariogbo and Reality for diagnosing the doctor. I have suspected a long time ago that the doctor had gone off the loopy end. Tssk, tssk. There's nothing sadder than a nutty doctor.


Subject: From Fen Plaba To Dryviya
From: Fan of Fen Plaba
To: All
Date Posted: 05:15:50 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
From Fen Plaba to Dryviya?
You have the right to have million names, but please let us know about each name you add to your multi million cyber names on Cocorioko. Some of us are your fans.


Subject: Re: From Fen Plaba To Dryviya
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 08:31:59 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.88

Message:
I am NOT Fen Plaba, although I am definitely a fan of his. I just started posting in order to check the uncorroborated propaganda by some of the most dedicated SLPP batoliners.


Subject: Re: From Fen Plaba To Dryviya
From: Fan of Fen Plaba The Gigolo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:44:46 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h156.77.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.77.156

Message:
But your temprament is like his and you write just like him.


Subject: Re: From Fen Plaba To Dryviya
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:08:54 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"check the uncorroborated propaganda by some of the most dedicated SLPP batoliners".

That makes you a very unbiased,justice-driven so and so !No connections with APC whatsoever...Oh! lets give it up for Public-spiritedness and sense of de-propaganda-the schoolmaster, forum police is about to whip everyone into Line.


Subject: Lie lie newpeople apologises for its slander
From: Concern
To: All
Date Posted: 04:17:43 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 8-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.8

Message:
THE NEW PEOPLE EDITORIAL TEAM apologises profusely for an error in an op-ed presented by one of our commentators, Saidu Bangura of Maryland, titled "Is the President Serious about Battling Corruption." The op-ed claims that "Recently, president Koroma also appointed his good friend, Alie Forna as head of the commission in-charge of reconstruction ( Alie was fired from "CARE" for an act of dishonesty."

In ongoing investigations, we have since discovered facts about Alie Forna that completely negate the part of the story we carried. While Alie Forna is friends with President Ernest Bai Koroma, he was never fired from or even worked for CARE. After completing an Honours degree in Economics at Fourah Bay College, he worked briefly as Project Officer at CRS. After a couple of years with CRS, they were advised by one consulant that way of the future was local NGOs, so Kanja Sesay and himself set up the Association for Rural Development (ARD). They briefly carried on working for CRS, while building up ARD, but they soon realized life could be much better on their own, so they resigned their positions at CRS.

Investigations by The New People editorial team reveal that Alie Forna is a well-respected professional, and although he is a member of the APC and friends with President Koroma, he turned down appointment as a member of the Transition Team and the offer of a cabinet position. He is, indeed, a consummate professional.

OUR REGRETS AND APOLOGIES FOR THIS GRAVE ERROR.

THE NEW PEOPLE EDITORIAL TEAM .


Subject: Re: Lie lie newpeople apologises for its slander
From: Professional
To: All
Date Posted: 07:10:12 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: door.croydon.gov.uk at 217.33.200.46

Message:
Now that is what I call professional..How many newspapers in Sierra leone will do that?


Subject: Re: Lie lie newpeople apologises for its slander
From: Kongosah Dog
To: All
Date Posted: 08:53:01 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Saidu Bangura is a liar and Kabbs was smart to get out of his way before he got him involved in any lawsuits. Sooner or later Newpeople would get just as smart. Saidu has no papers to stay in the US and he wil be arrested on the day of his wedding to that stupid RN who doesnt know what she is getting into.


Subject: Re: Lie lie newpeople apologises for its slander
From: How Do You Know
To: All
Date Posted: 09:22:23 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
How sure are you that Saidu Bangura has no immigration papers? Den boy yah lek for lie


Subject: Re: Lie lie newpeople apologises for its slander
From: kongosah dog
To: All
Date Posted: 01:44:28 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
how do I know? I just know but you will get to know on his wedding day when the INS comes pouncing at the wedding. If you dont have any papers better not be there?


Subject: Re: Lie lie newpeople apologises for its slander
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:40:24 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
How Do You Know writes - ...Den boy yah lek for lie

You obviously do not know that's why you asked the question. If Mr. Alpha saidu Bangura is honest and truthful to himself he should be wondering by now why such a private infomation became a placard on this forum. Like I posited earlier, Alpha Saidu has never been able to identify and embrace himself with the truth. The "very" Foday Manasaray he loves to attack was the one that acted as a buffer between him and the immigration official that wanted to ship Saidu back. Mr. Bangura please prove me otherwise.


Subject: Re: Lie lie newpeople apologises for its slander
From: Kongosah Dog
To: All
Date Posted: 09:45:08 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I am sure Foday is regretting his acts now. Because if he had not provided a buffer between the law and the creep, his Fu*%^&g A^^ would have been back in Africa stooling in his familys box latrine


Subject: New words for the Temne vocabulary
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 02:38:29 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
In case you speak temne-temne or krio-temne or british-temne and have been techno-savvy, add the following words to your high-tech vocabulary:

1) FIXED PHONE: Enfof-e-t'ma-soang meaning the static talking instrument or device.

2)MOBILE PHONE: Enfof-a-koth meaning the moving or walking talking instrument or device.

These words have been coined by three Temne-speaking guys resident in Gothenburg, Sweden.
You have read it here first.

Very soon there will be words for other high-tech devices.


Subject: Re: New words for the Temne vocabulary
From: al khan
To: All
Date Posted: 13:43:58 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: alhajie@comcast.net
Entered From: c-76-111-111-102.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.111.111.102

Message:
On what criteria that have made this words, to be new
temne vocabulary ? are they in the temne dictionary,I
just want to know how you come up with this.


Subject: Re: New words for the Temne vocabulary
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 02:52:33 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
MOBILE PHONE=Enfof-a-koth

FIXED PHONE=Enfof-a-t'ma-soang

These words are new and will soon find their way to the Temne dictionary after approval by academics at MMCE and FBC.

Now to the origin and motivation:

We realised that anytime we speak temne and mention the words "EN TELEPHONE" or " EN MOBILE" people especially the swedes and other nationals know exactly what we talk about. People usually ask if those words are temne words or english words and shamefully we have to try very hard to give unconvincing explanations. We did a lot of brainstorming to decide on the two words.

The method:

We thought the land phone is fixed and mainly in buildings or booths.One cannot talk through a land from anywhere except where it is located in that fixed manner. On the other hand the mobile phone can be placed in the pocket or in a bag while walking or travelling and can be accessed anywhere.

Taking these two descr1ptions into consideration we were able to agree that since the land phone is "static", the best words that can describe it are "t'ma-soang(Static)" and as it is a talkpiece the best word that can best describe it in that sense too is "Enfofa(Talkpiece)" or "eh d'ka d'fofa" or "en'ka eh fofa". Similarly, as the mobile can be taken along while walking or travelling,the best word that describes it is "En'kotha(Mobile,something that can accompany someone while walking). You will notice here the emphasis is on walking because in temne language "Koth" is walking or travelling which is also known as "Ko ebiars". We have therefore chosen the common factor WALKING.The other part "Enfofa" is same as that for the land phone.


Subject: Monkey Woke Baboo eat
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 01:10:37 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
I read Mr. Conteh's admonishment to the VP (on front page of Cocorioko) that diasporans who helped with the just completed presidental election not be forgotten. I have to say I did not agree with this mentality at all. If someone packed up and left all his responsibilities in another country with nothing more than a promise, hope, or desire, he or she is irresponsible. I think we all are aware of the unemployment rate in SL and we have our own saying in the US-a bird in hand beats two in the bush. If you had a job, house, and family, why did you give all that up for the hope of receiving the same in SL. My husband just left for SL yesterday, I begged him to stay longer than two weeks to give himself enough time to get everything done without being pressed for time. His response was that he had too many responsibilities to be away beyond the two weeks. I don't understand how Mr. Conteh could approach the VP with an expectation of those "stranded" in Freetown being helped by the government. When you plan to relocate, you go, you prospect, and you return home. I know those diasporans who travelled to SL went with return tickets, so once they saw the writing on the wall, why didn't they put themselves on planes and go back where they came from. I can't imagine that Mr. Conteh is serious with his suggestion that the government somehow has a responsibility to do something for these diasporans. He also implied that the return of other diasporans is somehow contingent on what the government does to help those who are already there "stranded". If Mr. Conteh meant his last sentence which called on Sierra Leoneans to support the president, why not start with EBK's request for attitudinal change? In other words, there will be not fat government jobs for "stranded" diasporans. Please stop promoting this expectation that those who have "suffered" for the cause are somehow entitled to eat the fat of the lamb. If you are going to leave everything behind to return to SL, why aren't you going with resources in hand to help build up the country instead of looking for a handout.


Subject: Re: Monkey Woke Baboo eat
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 14:49:02 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.230

Message:
Erica, thanks for your fine points but please dont forget that 95% of the members of the APC(eg-Foday Mansaray and Osman Conteh, to name a few) know that they do not have the capacity to hold any public office and discharge its duties efficiently but they only want to be in such office to enrich themselves at the detriment of our country.
I thank God for you pointing the truth to them, I only hope they listen to your wise words, instead of making you their target.
I also thank God that president Koroma is always listening to me when I advice him on state matters, that is what it means to an active SLPP member(when we speak, our opponent listens).I will always be ready to present thier public records for a proper examination. As long as I live president Koroma will never appoint a dead wood and gets away with it.


Subject: Re: Monkey Woke Baboo eat
From: Chimpanzee
To: All
Date Posted: 19:09:42 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-69-203-68-228.nyc.res.rr.com at 69.203.68.228

Message:
In the entire history of cocorioko this is the very first time I have to some how concur with you Alpha!

I remember the perenial days of the New APC when rumor was rife that a prominent APC official from New Jersey was gunning desperately for the deputy governorship of the Bank of Sierra Leone....

..however his credentials and experience could not match to that of President Koroma's appointee....

In his disappointment, he resorted to krio bashing and other means to register his protest and disappointment .... but The new president held his ground and pragmatically resolved the restructuring of the Bank of Sierra Leone's hierachy on his own terms....

With that experience there is one thing I know for sure, EBK cannot be bullied by simple tribalists or lightweight politicians, period!


Subject: Re: Monkey Woke Baboo eat
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 08:53:13 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
Thank you.

You have to wonder whether these stranded APCers really went to go suffer and work for the party or whether they saw an opportunity to go enrich themselves illegally. Reading the article, it does not make sense. While there might be one or two that might have been told to come home, you'll get a job only to be rudely awakened, I really can't see people having quit good jobs to go to home and the only prospect was that APC is now in power.

For one, even if you did get a job, if as the article states, they had good jobs over here, they would be making way less in SL. So how did they hope to maintain those homes over here that they've lost. Osman Conteh just basically told us there are a lot of thieves and corrupt officials currently in govt and even more bigger thieves and corrupt idiots lying in wait.

Assuming you did not get promised a job and you just went because APC is in power, my guess is either you did not just quit a good, well paying job to go home not knowing what's going to happen - you were looking to step up from your current job, or you had visions of swiss accounts in your head. So enjoy your just desserts.


Subject: Re: Monkey Woke Baboo eat
From: Joe John
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:23 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
Most of these stupid guys thinks you can just go to freetown and get a job because APC is in power. What if you dont have the requisit qualification? You still expect to get a job? Well, I dont doubt the APC, they can do more than that.They always put a squire pegs in round holes. The one problem about the SLPP is that, they always want to do the right thing. If you are dealing with APC, you dont have to be cool, so one thing I want to suggest to the SLPP is that, they have to change their philosophy of non violence if they want to remain competitive in politics in Sierra Leone. APC understands no other language but violence. The party was built on that.


Subject: Re: Monkey Woke Baboo eat
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:36:36 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.240.199.124

Message:
Stupid Joe John, here you are preaching violence. What did you not understand on this topic that made you think people are advocating gbose gbose?. If you can't understand what's being debated, stay away before you spoil this find thread initiated by one of this forum's finest writers-Erica Adams. My admiration and respect goes to you Erica, the topic you started have enough information that will serve as a reminder to all those who are prepared to abandon their homes and families simply because they've seen an opportunity to fatten their purses.

Please do not be distracted by these low thinkers from telling the truth as you see it. I've always admire your intellectual prowess and beleive you to be an outspoken person keep it up Erica.


Subject: Re: Monkey Woke Baboo eat
From: Rahmatu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:04:29 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: dainkeh192@aol.com
Entered From: 111-22.cs.bowiestate.edu at 131.118.161.171

Message:
The original poster brought up a fine point...why would these APC "big time supporters" abandon everything in the US to leave for Sierra Leone with nothing in their minds but the hope of gaining a governmental position because their party has won the elections. Whatever happened to these "stranded" APC doing what they can to help in the rebirth of nation rather than expecting to land a high-powered position in the country? If anything, this sounds like these people left with the intentions of gaining everything back (most likely illegally) that they may have put into campaigning for the party. Nonetheless, it is such a shame that these particular group of APC members really are not trying to work in the best interest of the country and I am surprised that this issue was even brought up to the Vice President during his visit to the states, when there are so many other important things that could have been discussed.


Subject: What is wrong with Curtis Thomas ?
From: Runaway Dockta
To: All
Date Posted: 01:04:15 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac872646.ipt.aol.com at 172.135.38.70

Message:
Like the Umpire, you have driven everybody away. What is happening , Chief ? By the way, how is Holland ?


Subject: Re: What is wrong with Curtis Thomas ?
From: So True
To: All
Date Posted: 05:18:57 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
It is difficult to post an interesting message for discussion when Dr Curtis is dumping trash after trash on this beautiful forum


Subject: Re: What is wrong with Curtis Thomas ?
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 05:55:13 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.155.5.103

Message:
When a purported medical doctor has so much to spend on posting
redundant articles, I wonder whether he is really in active service as he
claims. I work in healthcare and one thing I know is that doctors have
very little time to spend, let alone be on chat room forums for the whole
day. I don't know if the Many degrees he is claiming to have has
screwed up his mind, but Dr. Curtis Thomas has of late been
gruadually evolving from a valuable forumite into a complete and
reprehensible public nuisance.

Everytime you check this forum, he has a new posting and most of
these are either old postings or quotes from somebody else's writing.
The good doctor is not even original. I am not one for advocating a ban
as I find suppression of freedom of speech absolutely intolerable. I do
however crave the indulgence of the good doctor to limit the quantity of
junk he posts on this forum. Dr, as I brother from Sierra Leone I am
appealing to you to seek some psychiatric evaluation, otherwise you
seem headed for a locked unit.


Subject: Re: What is wrong with Curtis Thomas ?
From: THE TRUTH
To: All
Date Posted: 13:01:18 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 151.200.189.180

Message:
It is an affront to attempt to thwart the contributions of Dr. Curtis-Thomas and a vituperative circumspect to refute actuality, educational achievements that are exceptional and a model for all and sundry. A few of us are not as eloquent or prolific writers or in full command of the English language as Dr. Curtis-Thomas; that does not given us the audacity to pull-down a brilliant and accomplished fellow trying to do what he does best, discuss great ideas. I hope Dr. Curtis-Thomas will be gracious enough to accept with humility the recognition of “needing mental check-up”; the learned doctor is in a group of revered men of the world. Al Einstein, Aristotle, Babbage, Gauss, Sahani, Boss and ………were all referred to as “crazy”.


Subject: Re: What is wrong with Curtis Thomas ?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 01:54:34 04/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
comedy? Ill say. Thanks for giving me a good laugh this evening. Indeed Pythago Ras and socrates were also considered krazy, but Curtis and his possee of chiefdome elders, chief, and chiefdom spokesperson are reallllllllly freaking looney sometimes. when he posts issues of interest, his brilliance shines like venus on a clear sky. When he takes a toke on that Peace pipe, "me gosh" the man waxes pure silliness. I guess its people like him that Obama coined the word "silly season" for. I miss the old curtis Thomas MD, (Hons)Bsc, (Cantab), SSC (flyhade), RN (Sokoto) CNA (Portor Portor Nursing and old peoples home) Doctor of serious meresin. "Agbay mari me awo sah". Wating to dance the aykendaygbay with the chiefdom folks. No disrespect meant.


Subject: Easter in Makeni
From: Question.
To: All
Date Posted: 22:26:00 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h156.77.29.71.ip.alltel.net at 71.29.77.156

Message:
Please forum moderator, can you please tell me why my post was removed? "A show of Love."


Subject: Democracy without Accountability and Information
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:25:05 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: c-71-224-30-180.hsd1.pa.comcast.net at 71.224.30.180

Message:
A friend recommended a book to me title Does American Democracy Still Work by Alan Wolfe. In reading this book, I found parallels that exist between what Wolfe talks about in his book and the realities in Africa. I found two chapters in the book to be of great interest: Democracy Without Accountability and Democracy Without Information. Wolfe refers to the problems of voters not possessing sufficient information to make proper political choice and, as a consequence, to vote. In my opinion, the level of political accountability among African governments is too low to foster economic growth and democracy. If this is the case, I found this to be very problematic for our impoverish continent and its fragile democracy. It should be noted according to Joseph Schumpeter that 'electorates normally do not control their political leaders in any way except by refusing to re-elect them or the parliamentary majorities that support them'. Consequentially, the level of political accountability cannot be used as the criteria for assessing the effectiveness of the democracy. Democracy should not be viewed through the prism of political accountability, because the primary function of electorates in any democracy is to create a government; in the same manner electorate has the ability to evict it, and this important function is the direct display of U.S. being a well-performing democracy. The lack of equal access and political information to both the ruling governments and oppositions is an area that suggests Africa having a long walk towards democratic consolidation. Ironically in Africa, information issues are not all caused by the lack of it but also the absence of quality education. This informational vacuum is caused by the inability of our people to properly interpret available political information, analyze and uses it to exactly define their votes or their political intent. The facts that are accessible to everyone should be properly interpreted by our people; until this occurs, the notion of individual volition will remain undetermined. If our continent democracy is to be criticized, it should be not only for the lack of political information, but also for the absence of analytical and logical skills among majority African voters.
Stay tune to the daily digest of democracy
Regards
Regard


Subject: Letter of the Day: Corrupt Officials in Sirleaf's Govt. Must
From: Front Page
To: All
Date Posted: 21:36:11 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
FRONTPAGE AFRICA


Letter of the Day: Corrupt Officials in Sirleaf's Govt. Must be Fired, Prosecuted
04/10/08 - George Emmanuel , georgegew@hotmail.com

The Editor,

It seems as if corruption in Liberia is a never-ending event. Everywhere one turns, they hear of this or that Minister or government employee engaging in the act.

This president and government ran on an anti-corruption platform and promised to do everything to fight "public enemy number one" but so far has seemingly failed. One ponders and wonders why. Is corruption so deep-rooted in the psyche and culture of this nation that even those that are perceived to be even-keeled and honest bow down to its power?

A wise sage once said that drastic problems need drastic measures to resolve them. This president needs to take off her "Ma Ellen" hat and revert to her old and more appropriate title, the "Iron Lady".

Too many stories of corruption and fraud in high places need to be immediately addressed. Take for instance the two latest developments as reported on your informative website. How in the world, during this period and time in history, can the Managing Director of the Oil Refinery tell a Senate Committee that it only takes a "handshake" to consummate a contract? Are you kidding me? This arrogance just goes to show the level and length that these jokers will go to try to deceive, and in the process, enrich themselves. I was however, pleased with the remarks made by the Chairman of the committee.

The other story was that of the Information Minister kicking kids out of their school building to construct a five-star hotel. Although funds were given to construct a decent replacement, apparently he and his cronies decided to do otherwise.

Madam President must, and I emphasize must, do something quickly to show not only to Liberians at home and abroad, but the international community that she is ready and willing to take those hard decisions to rid Liberia of this menace. For too long have we heard rhetoric’s regarding fighting corruption; now is the time to actually take concrete measures to curb this mess. The eyes of the world are closely watching and monitoring conditions in Liberia. Just giving a luke-warm response or lightly slapping the wrists of those who engage in these practices is not enough. They should be fired and prosecuted for their corrupt deeds. This, in my opinion, will go a long way in serving as a signal that Liberia at last is moving in a new direction as regards fighting corruption.

As always, thanks for the space and continue the good work.


Subject: Re: Letter of the Day: Corrupt Officials in Sirleaf's Govt. Must
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:15:33 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: c-71-224-30-180.hsd1.pa.comcast.net at 71.224.30.180

Message:
Mr Emmanuel,the problem of corruption is not only a liberia issue, but an Africa issue that has become prevalence to our governments. Infact debates among Internatonal Donors and Regimes about developing countries are always focus on the question of corruption and the method of minimixing it. Even in the eyes of the American in Iraq, there has been wide spread report of corruption. If the writer follows politics in America, you will find report of corruption in Representative Jefferson with the $90,000 in the frezer. The former House Majority leader was admonished by his peers for unethical and corrupt practices. Also consider the lobby scandal in DC in 2005 and 2006 that led to the imprisonment to some House Representative members. in my opinion the problem of corruption is not only a Liberia or African issue but also global. The question we should ask as Africans is, at what magnitude do we accept corruption in our developing democracy? Another question we all should consider is what facilitate the practices of corruption, are our public officials sufficiently conpensated to avoid practice of corruption? As Africans, do we think our public bureacracies are too entrenched that facilitate easy way of corruption in the civil service system. These are open ended question that requires alot of debates among ourselves as citizens, taxpayers and our elected officials and the bureacratic system in Liberia and Africa as a whole.
Regards


Subject: Easter in Makeni
From: Apr 8, 2008, 17:17
To: All
Date Posted: 20:13:15 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.231.23.240

Message:
The Publisher of Awareness Times, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden spent part of the recent Easter Holidays up at Makeni.

In this photo taken at Makeni Town Roundabout is Blyden hugging Presidential Press Secretary Sheka Tarawalie and flanked by Sheka Tarawalie’s wife. Standing at the back of Sylvia Blyden and Sheka Tarawalie is a smiling Sylvanus Koroma, the President’s younger brother.

This Photo thus dismisses the report in a local tabloid yesterday about Presidential Intolerance towards this newspaper! President Koroma is far more tolerant than certain people with their own hidden agenda will like to portray him to the world! Stop spreading ill-will for a forgotten & forgiven matter!


Subject: Re: Easter in Makeni
From: A show of love
To: All
Date Posted: 20:20:06 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.231.23.240

Message:
Love is the answer my friends. Way to go Sylvia


Subject: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Chief in Exile
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:07 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
3)"... For the minority (and the Chief is included here) they have become "liberated", they have "tasted" democracy and consequently will screem whenever "dem savage boys dem" continue to practice "savage politics" and in short FEAR causes us to be afraid to return home. The story of Dr. Mohamed Sorie Forna's "murder" by the APC is a case in point..."
(Chief in Exile..."Home again, when shall I see my Native land, I shall never forget my home")

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Posted by kabs kanu on April 08, 2008 at 14:14:58:

Dr. Curtis,
While it is not our intention on this forum to interfere with people's right to self-expression, your thread below about the President is unacceptable. I criticised President Kabbah throughout his rule but did not use any disrespectful speech against him.

We will not allow you or anybody to use this forum to disrespect our President. You can criticise him without calling him names.

Since stakeholders read this forum and we are right now involved in getting them to develop a positive image of Sierra Leone so that they can help our country out of our desperate situation, your post is going to be removed. Moderator, please remove the whole thread.

You don't see even President Bush attacked with epithets in the most democratic country in the world. Americans criticise their President but they show respect for him.

You have no proof that the idiot you are quoting is writing the truth. He may have an ax to grind with the President. If you are going to use his article, ask your question in a respectful manner. Do not use it to abuse our President.

We hope our standpoint will be understood. We are not going to allow our forum to be used to discourage investors and helpers from Sierra Leone.

Have a nice day .

KABS KANU



Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 18:47:08 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Chief what are you trying to say? Let it out and let us go at it like hounds. No elliptical contusions please.


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Chief in Exile
To: All
Date Posted: 18:59:34 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
Chief what are you trying to say? Let it out and let us go at it like hounds. No elliptical contusions please.


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Ah, papa...nor bell me...nor cam gee me trouble nar dee Rev. en forum...mek den nor cam ban me nar dee forum. Are talk lek bigman...


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Cocorioko Reader
To: All
Date Posted: 21:08:21 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Chief, you must be really flattering yourself to think that the Rev. Kabs-Kanu has time for a good-for-nothing idler like you. If you are reading Cocorioko well, you must have noticed that the man is on the roll. Siddon dey fool you sef. You are making yourself a nuisance on this forum. That pipe you smoke, we have to look what is in it, as Allieu Iscandari insinuated.


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: The Chief's admirer
To: All
Date Posted: 21:43:50 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
In the picture of the two guys, who is the VP, is it the fat ugly dude in
the brown oversized coat or the good looking dude in the grey coat?

how can someone be "fat and ugly" and be "tangains" enough "for wear oversized coat" unless dee porsin nar scaff ?


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Long Live the Chief
To: All
Date Posted: 21:58:07 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
You guys make me laugh. FAT, UGLY, TANGAINS, SCAFF!


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Jealous
To: All
Date Posted: 01:00:56 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac872646.ipt.aol.com at 172.135.38.70

Message:
Bo, jamba chief, kabs fine pass you. Lef for make yousef small. Don't be jealous of the man.By the way, is it true that you have run away from child support and you are now living in Holland ? Da titi show you peppeh.


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Totally uncalled for
To: All
Date Posted: 22:29:24 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Chief, why are you attacking Kabs Kanu directly ?I think this is uncalled for but it is Kabs I blame.He is giving you too much fee way on this forum.When the UMPIRE was dishing out stuff here that were educative, the moderator banned him. Why keep somebody like the Chief who is a nuisance and ban the umpire ?


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:20 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-140-34-87.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.140.34.87

Message:
What was so educative in the tribal crap Umpire was spewing?


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Fan of the Chief
To: All
Date Posted: 22:35:09 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Besides, Kabs is a handsome man. I know the Chief.He looks like somebody who has just escaped from craiss yard.


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: Nar way u oparate
To: All
Date Posted: 22:01:18 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
NAR WAY U OPARATE mista man.


Subject: Re: Wetin dee Chief say Tiday, Oh ?
From: NAR WAY U OPARATE
To: All
Date Posted: 21:59:50 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
NAR WAY U OPARATE!


Subject: Justice for My Friend Tamba Ngauja
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:39:31 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Tamba Ngaujah has a similar story to tell the world, but lacks the megaphone to communicate to the international community his destitution and abandonment by the society that he once served. He had enlisted in the Republic of Sierra Leone Military Forces (RSLMF) to defend his country against all internal and external aggressions, serving his country diligently and honestly to the best of his ability. When other soldiers defected from the army, he stayed on.

It was in his line of duty that he was captured by the rebels, at the genesis of the warfare in 1991. Tamba suffered double amputation in captivity, becoming the first among thousands of amputees. After surviving his ordeal he was kicked out of the Wilberforce Barracks where he lived in the military quarters. It was during the heavy rainy season when massive flooding is common. His condition did not deter military officials from putting out an evacuation order on his apartment.



Tamba Ngaujah: ex-soldier — Sierra Leone Military Forces. (Photo: Standard Times Press, Freetown, Sierra Leone)

Tamba is now languishing in the streets with his family parading as beggars. No plans have been made to provide him with alternative accommodation. He is appealing to the international community to at least provide him a shelter, considering his current status.

Help for amputees does not seem to be moving on a fast track. There are many NGO's in Sierra Leone, but aid received through them does not appear to trickle down fast enough. It's a deplorable situation. The Human Rights Declaration and The Truth and Reconciliation do not seem applicable to them. Even though a recent United Nations assessment gave Sierra Leone high marks for keeping the peace, a nation that does not take care of its disabled or less fortunate subjects is doomed.

A comprehensive read on the Sierra Leone civil war and its effects on other ordinary people can be found in my book: "Harvest of Hate: Stories and Essays 'Fuel for the Soul'." An extract, "Harvest of Hate- Mary's Saga" has been published on Worldpress.org.


Subject: Re: Justice for My Friend Tamba Ngauja
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 19:10:51 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
54. "The Commission finds in particular that the term of government under the All People’s Congress (APC), particularly during the reign of President Siaka Stevens (1969 – 1985), was one that suppressed any semblance of opposition. The creation of a one-party state effectively neutralised all checks and balances on the exercise of executive power. The one-party state systematically closed down avenues for open debate and democratic activity.

57. There were no significant acts of resistance to the excesses of the system. Civil society was largely co-opted into the very same system. Organs or agents of the APC Government quickly crushed the few who did stand up to totalitarianism. In short,there were no real restraints on the executive. The rule of law was well and truly dead. Those in power became a law unto themselves". (SLTRCR)



Subject: Re: Justice for My Friend Tamba Ngauja
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 00:39:42 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I fail to see the relevance of your post to the original post.


Subject: Re: Justice for My Friend Tamba Ngauja
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 06:16:07 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.155.219.88

Message:
The poor doctor is losing it.


Subject: Re: Justice for My Friend Tamba Ngauja
From: Nar u sabi
To: All
Date Posted: 07:40:36 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-151-175-206.range81-151.btcentralplus.com at 81.151.175.206

Message:
Nar u sabi


Subject: Re: Justice for My Friend Tamba Ngauja
From: yankuba kai-samba
To: All
Date Posted: 05:39:53 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: y020855@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: 82-45-184-233.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.184.233

Message:
Alieu

You are absolutely right on this, what was he trying to imply in that quote? The story of this poor former soldier and many other victims of that cruel and stupid war is truly painful to bear.

I think that we should not leave the faith of our sufferng people to hand out from the international community.

The authorities in freetown must come up with a package aim at providing services and security for the most vulnerable and the disabled in our country. If we fail in this, there is nothing to be proud of.

The measure of civilisation and development of any nation is judged by how it treat the most vulnerable of her citizens.

Surely a couple of hundered thousands from the proceeds of the sale of our diamonds would could be allocated to the welfare of people like the amputees.

There is no way we can live with our individual consciences when those who have fought to give us the freedom we enjoy today are left in destitution and extreme hopelessness.


Subject: Zimbabwe practices SLPP politics
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 18:13:37 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Reports that members of the Kailahun Court barrie were seen milling around the State House in Harare with loads of advice on ghow to cheat at elections. It is understood that John Benjamin, Solo Berewah and the other "John" have applied for temporary visas to go to Zimbabwe to provide on the ground advise. Meanwhile the Tsangarai has taken a play off the APC play book by seeking international intervention and having Zimbabweans of all colors with cell phones call the rest of the world and provide updates of the elections results. See Folks they learned something good from the APC.


Subject: Re: Zimbabwe practices SLPP politics
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 15:11:57 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.230

Message:
Can you then tell the whole wide world what is APC politics? If you dont, I will.
APC politics-is the politics in which a very popular candidate, Gibril Koroma will be forced to lose an election to a very unpopular aspirant who the majority of the constituent did not want to represent them in parliament. The only reason the unpopular candidate was declared the winner was because his sister was ex-president momoh,s girlfriend (not because the majority of people of that constituency voted for me). The same is now happening in Zimbabwe.
APC politics- is also the politics in which the peoples candidates will be locked up in a jail cell while thugs of the party went unopposed. That is also happening in Zimbabwe.
APC politics- States that the only way you can hold a sensitive position is by giving the president a huge amount of money as a bribe. It happens in Zimbabwe every day.
Those of us who are very familiar with political history of our country know that the SLPP have a better record then the APC in conducting elections by democratic principles.


Subject: Re: Zimbabwe practices SLPP politics
From: Alimamy Palor Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 20:03:37 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: RUF@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Saidu we are presently reforming the party and would like you to be our spokesperson. We do not know why you changed from being our supporter to being a supporter of the slpp but anyway as they say supporter nor geh transfer, so you dont need to take a transfer to come back. You promised me personally as your uncle that you would not leave the movement. I was very concerned when I noticed from reading the archives of this site that you have also been active in your support of the slpp.

In 1999 when we marched into freetown together triumphantly you showed some braveness and were willing to help us take over the city and arrest all the slpp and apc people. Now i am disappointed in you being slpp. Please come back to your RUF roots comrade.


Subject: Re: Zimbabwe practices SLPP politics
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:57 04/12/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 70-5-160-202.area7.spcsdns.net at 70.5.160.202

Message:
Alimamy, by your post you clearly proved that you do not know me . I am sure you mistaking me for somebody else.
I encourage you to go check the records of your APC, you will see that I have never in my whole life being a member. I am sure you understand that making the mistake of blindly supporting the most satanic and useless man i had ever met( Abdul Iscandari) does not make me a member of the APC. I will never join the APC because I do not believe in what the party stands for( violence and thuggery).
I also encourage you to check all your records in the RUF, you will see that I have never being a member of the satanic and misguided group of sick people. Those who know me well, will attest to the fact that I had always condemned the RUF in many public forums(radio,TV and newspapers). If you find my name in any RUF record, please give it to the drugs addict Alieu Iscandari for onward transmission to the special court , that was what the court was set up for. If you fail to do that I will drag you to court for defaming me in public.
I was a member of SLPP yesterday, I am a member of SLPP today and I will a member of the SLPP forever because I believe in what the party stands for ( peace and true democracy).


Subject: Re: Zimbabwe practices SLPP politics
From: Momodu Cham
To: All
Date Posted: 21:31:44 04/11/08 ()
Email Address: cham_cham@yahoo.ca
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
you cant be telling the truth. This is the first confirmation of this saidus presence in freetown during the invasion of freetown. There must be some truth to the rumours then. Could you please tell us more about his activities during this period while he was in freetown.


Subject: Re: Zimbabwe practices SLPP politics
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 06:40:15 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"See Folks they learned something good from the APC".

APC cried 'wolf' as is MDC prior to the official announcement of the results..that they had won and thus no need for a run-off.This was a ploy to visit violence on the people of Sierra Leone in the event PMDC did not cut a deal and avert bloodshed.
To suggest that MDC learned anything from APC is laughable and potentially 'criminal'.Its of course an offence to seek to subvert the legitimate authority of a legally constituted govt by foul means--be they inciting persons/known and unknown to ursurp powers vested in that govt.Alieu,this is something one wagers a bet you have an idea about.Given that, would you encourage MDC to walk that path?
The SLPP is a law-abiding and democracy-respecter,unlike APC who will stop at nothing to realise their nefarious activities.That top govt officials in the person of this san san VP can sprout such arrant nonsense about they inherited an empty kitty,is reminiscient of the early days of Siaka Stevens--he used the same words to bambozzle the people and set himself firmly on the road to ruining the economy-something he done with reckless abandon.Sumana is using same.His boss EBK longs to emulate the likes of Siaka Stevens and Momoh --this spells 'dombolo' for our Land.
The people are however not fooled by constant sound-bites and increasingly dishonest mantra about 'SLPP left the kitty empty'.If only the VP Sumana had spoken to the Finace Minister before making that gaffe,his blushes would have been spared.But that dishonest APC streak is back in full force.Lets be honest, SLPP did a damn good job- Bumbuna was 95% complete ,other projects to deal with electricity were firmly on the up.Otherwise how do you explain the rapidity with which EBK keeps blerating on about "I promised and have done" XYZ.If the infrastructure was not laid where would he begin, when we are constantly reminded'bo we jis take power na for gee time'?Well my dear prezzo, you cannot have it both ways.Yours is a divisive, crooked and dishonest bunch whose ravenous penchant for power knows no bounds.His abhorence for Constitutional arrangements as in the sacking of the CJ and Bank Governor portrays.
Out-going President Kabba had this to say:
At the SLPP national convention in Makeni in 2005 President Kabbah said inter alia, "We have acted as a government for Sierra Leone, for the whole of Sierra Leone and for Sierra Leoneans without exception. In employment in the public service, our criterion has been competence and ability to perform and in the case of executive positions, we have taken into account the relevant work experience of the individual concerned. Resources have been allocated and services have been programmed on the bases of the needs of the community or locat1on concerned and the availability of resources."
Can EBK say same?


Subject: Re: Zimbabwe practices SLPP politics
From: True
To: All
Date Posted: 21:19:55 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Nar true you tok so bra.


Subject: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 16:35:04 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: shekukal@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-105-124-181.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 76.105.124.181

Message:
My correspondent sent in a story asking a question whether the VP bought a million dollar house in New Jersey based on a source in real estate. We published the story and asked for an answer from the VP after we contacted Foday Mansaray who claimed to be the PRO for answers. He did not return our emails and calls so we went to press with the story. I am just wondering why Ernest Koroma did not debunk a false accusation by his APC papers that the SLPP sold Libyan rice and kept the money when he EBK was involved in the rice transaction to raise funds for the Social Security Trust fund in Sierra Leone. EBK did not stop his papers but instead he and his team milked a false story to score cheap political points. Where was the outcry from Kabs and his APC gang? Oh they were busy spreading a false story. At least the New People asked a question and wanted answers. But instead what we are getting is charges of unpatriotism, tribalism and threats to sue us and revoke the license of a patriotic realtor (our source). Why? Bo una blow pan we. I don't fall for threats. File your lawsuit and watch me drain your stolen funds for the Local Council elections. Una jes answer di question ehn we go blow. The New People has been consistent in exposing corruption in the APC. From the $32 million dollar scam for electricity. They denied our story until the world bank stated it was not beneficial for our country. Una tell wi oda story back. Jes answer di question Mr. Vice President.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 18:07:17 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Keep spinning your rotten lies, little runt; you just might get trapped in your web of lies. So because EBK did not condemn the SLPP Libyan Rice Fiasco, it is payback time now from SLPP batoliners like you? What slimy garbage! Your 'scoops' are nothing but libellous, scatological crap. Keep exposing yourself Fatso. One day someone will drag your ass to court to defend your lies and damned lies. Remember that as you enjoy your freedom of speech, others have a right to defend their reputation from the liars and blackmailers in Sierra Leone journalism.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 18:21:37 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-194-213-250.hsd1.tx.comcast.net at 98.194.213.250

Message:
Do you have to be abusive to make your point that you disagree with Sheku? Let us hear all sides and make our minds up, folks. Come on.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 18:31:13 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Trust me bra, the donkey epithet (ass) that I rightly dedicated to the trash journalist Sheku Kallon is no abuse. The real affront to civilized discourse is Mr Kallon's serial mangling of the truth in his witch-hunt against the APC. As far as I am concerned capricious lies are just as loathesome as a 'mammy cuss'!


Subject: REV. KANU ,TAKE NOTE PL;EASE
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 18:51:49 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1302w-ad01-168-98.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.168.98

Message:
Why cant you adbvise ?


Subject: okdok, U nor go blow?
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 20:56:05 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
You, okdok, are one of the notorious propaganda disseminators on this forum. As far as you are concerned the SLPP is always right 100% of the time despite the sorry record presenting a contrary reality. Your crummy and patently false assertions about Ernest Koroma are so yucky, they make me wanna puke. Get a life bro.


Subject: THANKS
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 22:29:17 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1302w-ad01-168-98.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.168.98

Message:
kabo


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 17:44:05 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-194-213-250.hsd1.tx.comcast.net at 98.194.213.250

Message:
hy do I have a feeling that Kabs Kanu will be removing this hard-hitting comment. I am a strong APC member, but I am embarrassed by Kabs' actions to delete postings and comments that question his position. This is what we did under old APC. This is bad for democracy.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Tiff-tiff Police
To: All
Date Posted: 17:55:24 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
As an alumnus of the worst police force in the world, I am not surprised that you blithely support the goddamned trash of this ridiculous editor, Sheku Kallon.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 18:02:29 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-194-213-250.hsd1.tx.comcast.net at 98.194.213.250

Message:
I may have belonged to the most corrupt Police Force, but I can personally say that I was not corrupt. I entered the Police Force as a graduate and as a Sub-Inspector and rose to the rank of Inspector by merit.

I am not supporting Sheku Kallon. I am saying that we should not support censorship of peoples views on this forum. Let us hear all sides.

If you feel offended by that statement, then please accept my apologies.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 18:22:54 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Sheku Kallon is no warrior of free speech Salone Police. He has a paper dedicated to the maligning of the APC government 24/7/365! The Newpeople newspaper brooks no dissent as it spins and manufactures lies and other tribalistic indecencies against the Ernest Koroma government. Any article that remotely casts the president in a positive light is flushed down Sheku Kallon's toilet. And not being satisfied with the corruption of his paper by his one-sided bias, Kallon then sneaks into Cocorioko to complain with some silly schtick! What buffonery. Eversince Sheku Kallon's paper was set up with stolen funds by SLPP Agbagbas, the bra has his tongue firmly plastered on SLPP boots. Footlicker he is and no champion of free speech!


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 07:31:49 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"Eversince Sheku Kallon's paper was set up with stolen funds by SLPP Agbagbas"
Two wrongs don't make a right.Your allegations are unsupported and not a shred of evidence,anecdotal or otherwise to sustain your comments.They are outlandish and comical--Beat it!


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 08:22:09 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.88

Message:
You need to revisit the uncorroborated comedy that you've been inflicting on us for eons before you start pointing accusatory fingers pal. Tamba, you will agree with me that nothing is more outlandish or comical. Let sleeping lepets lie bra.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 08:31:20 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"uncorroborated comedy"

Boys! Shouldn't your moniker really be 'DRIVEL'? PURE AND UNADULTERATED. I am in the Santa Monica area for a week and will hook-up folks soon.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 08:55:52 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.88

Message:
I'm waiting for you tamba, to take you to task for your one-sided blusters. Can't wait buddy.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: David Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:55 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
Some peolpe dont want any body to criticise the APC. Do you want to tell me that it was APC Agba Agbas who set up Cocorioko? Because Cocorioko always bash SLPP and praised the APC.Whichever way you look at it, SLPP is by far better than APC.


Subject: Tribal Sheku Kallon
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 03:22:05 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 8-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.8

Message:
Sheku Kallon is a despicable man who shamelessly said here that he will capture a parliamentary seat in the east of Freetown. This crude tribalist must be leaving in a dream world.
This irresponsible cum journalist is nothing but a distasteful propagandist. No wonder, unlike other Africans in the diaspora, this good for nothing journalist has never been employed by the thousands of Press houses in America.
Inorder to be tagged as a journalist of good standing, one needs to be employed by media outlet in the West.
The newpeople is out to create lies and distort the true fact of economic recovery in Sierra Leone. Suffice, it to say that the newpeople wants to shield SLPP corrupt officials from prosecution after they had carted millions of dollars from the country's kitty.
The newpeople is entirely filled by tribal guys. Their sole aim is to take Sierra Leone behind through incitement to violence.
One way they are doing is to confuse Freetown enlightened residents. An APC that embraces all Sierra Leoneans will never been shunned by Sierra Leoneans in the West, North and South East. SLPP is a party for those who speak mende and it is no secret that SLPP members tie this to its survival.
newpeople writes for its few supporters in and around Kenema, Bo, and Kailaihun.
The whole of Sierra Leone is bigger than one region and the SLPP attitude to hold the South East as its spiritual home will always affect its chance to regain power.
As long as the SLPP is deeply in tribalism and it is allowing tribal misfits to hold positions in the hierachy, it stands a chance to be catapulted in the abyss.


Subject: Re: Tribal Sheku Kallon or EBK
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 08:37:56 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"As long as the SLPP is deeply in tribalism and it is allowing tribal misfits to hold positions in the hierachy, it stands a chance to be catapulted in the abyss".

Fella,you need to take a long and hard look at the composition of the APC administration.What the people have not realised is the voted in a tribal misfit a la EBK .He has already begun to 'Stevenise' us by renouncing links with Do'akeni and conjuring ghosts of Binkolo past,warts and all..Bo sickdo ba!


Subject: Re: Tribal Sheku Kallon or EBK
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 09:00:08 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.88

Message:
If you think that the SLPP was any less tribalistic than the APC, you sure need to remove your head from the hole in the ground. Say what you may about EBK, he sure is a far better leader than any of the ganders SLPP rolled out for us.


Subject: Re: Tribal Sheku Kallon or EBK
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:16:13 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"Say what you may about EBK, he sure is a far better leader than any of the ganders SLPP rolled out for us."

How many times must I tell you to change that moniker? You are DRIVEL by name,DRIVEL by nature.So in less than a year the man is a better leader but ,dare to question and we are told "Give him Time".Talk about eat your cake and have it.Bo le man dem go lapland--maybe coming up to summer, but we can organise for the dumbest batoliners-that includes you Mr DRIVEL.


Subject: Re: Tribal Sheku Kallon or EBK
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:28 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.88

Message:
Don't raise your voice; improve your argument. Tamba lef nor wit dis rarayman bizness!


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 18:27:23 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-194-213-250.hsd1.tx.comcast.net at 98.194.213.250

Message:
I am not calling him a champion of free speech, and you are free to have your views on what you think he is.

What I am saying is that we can reduce the volume of obscenities and listen to opposing viewpoints. Let us not be as dismissive as we are.

Sorry gentlemen, I think I have written too much today.


Subject: Re: Why Did Ernest Koroma Not Debunk the Libya Rice Story
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:39 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I see no obscenity here Servo! If calling out the yellow journalism of Sheku Kallon is obscene to you then I think your sensibilities are just a tad dainty. I haven't even gone gangbusters on the man yet. Just a little smack for all the garbage he has been peddling in his silly little paper.
Sorry Salone Police, your point is lost in the shuffle.

Dryviya: Don't Raise Your Voice, Improve Your Argument!


Subject: Dr.Haroun Thuray
From: Dr.S.M.Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 16:20:54 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: Sm1turay@aol.com
Entered From: e181187098.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.181.187.98

Message:
What happened to Dr. Thuray ? Can someone help me with some information ? All teleohone enquiries have been so far futile.


Subject: Re: Dr.Haroun Thuray
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 16:57:35 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Who is he bra?


Subject: Re: Dr.Haroun Thuray
From: Chiefdom Elders
To: All
Date Posted: 18:29:23 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
De man say, "Dr. Haroun Turay" !


Subject: Re: Dr.Haroun Thuray
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 09:41:29 04/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
take a chill pill and rest


Subject: I agree that the SLPP brought freedom and democracy to SL
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 15:04:39 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
Maintaining what Tejan Kabbah (SLPP) left for us
By The Editorial Board

Erstwhile President of Sierra Leone, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, left a legacy for Sierra Leoneans. The legacy is encapsulated in two words: DEMOCRACY and FREEDOM. Kabbah has done his own piece. What we now do with what Kabbah left for this country, is up to us.

Martin Luther King it was who said "a man can only ride on your back if it is bent". In other words, a Government can only brutalise and abuse its people if the people allow themselves to be brutalised and abused.

It is so easy to waive off human right abuses if it does not directly involve you. However, just as happened to a strong ruling APC party supporter like Pastor David Conteh and his relatives, human rights abuses can occur anywhere at anytime; at a time when least expected and sometimes from an unsuspecting direction.

When a society looks the other way when gross human rights abuses occur to others, then it soon becomes the ‘norm’ for such abuses to occur. When the Police and the Judiciary proceed to also allow themselves to be used like dirty rags by the powers of the day, the state of affairs of the citizenry will be one similar to what it was in March 1991. Those of us old enough remember the crime known as ‘Careless Talk’.

This was when the common man would suffer abuse of his basic rights as a human being and ‘leave his case to God’. Eventually, there existed so many of such cases being ‘left to God’ that bitterness and war broke out in the land. But this is a blessed land and we were blessed to eventually have President Kabbah, who, despite his initial failings, proceeded to either strengthen pre-existing democratic institutions or build brand new social entities like NASSIT and the Human Rights Commission.

As far as the macro framework for the proper practice of democracy, Tejan Kabbah left this nation all the tools needed for us to raise our Nation to the next level of modern day democracy. The institutions are there and the awareness exists. How we, as Sierra Leoneans proceed to use these democratic tools is the subject of ongoing debates.

We now have a Commission responsible for Human Rights and if its mandate is properly executed, this beautiful Nation will see a curtailing of the kind of gross human rights abuses such as the so-called APC Task Forcers taking the law into their hands.

Under Tejan Kabbah, Pressure Groups like the Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) were allowed to be strengthened without interference during the last regime. This is why History will never forgive the likes of Valnora Edwin and Jamesina King if they do not stand up at this pivotal point in our Nation to ensure what Kabbah left for this land (Democracy & Freedom) is allowed to not only survive but thrive and thrive and thrive…

Civil Society Groups and Coalitions are letting this country down. It sounds very self-praising but to put it frankly, Awareness Times has been practically the ONLY entity consistently advocating for specific human rights abuses to be looked into in the post-elections era.

As a result of this burden we have been single-handedly carrying, our Publisher Dr. Sylvia Blyden almost spent the night in police custody yesterday Wednesday March 5th 2008. It took a brave stand by herself to walk off out of the CID Police Headquarters that resulted in her enjoying her freedom at the time she did yesterday.

Another very significant development yesterday was the mobilization of dozens of women and youth groups who stormed the CID in solidarity with Dr. Blyden calling for the Police to arrest them all. Very prominent women, youth leaders and students’ groupings showed up in solidarity with Blyden much to the chagrin of the police officers who had never seen such a show of support for a journalist under detention.

It was spectacular and it certainly helped to stop in their tracks, Acha Kamara’s two horned devils sporting uniforms paid for by tax payers. Those women and youths who stormed the CID premises cheering support for Dr. Blyden were exercising their love for the democracy we enjoyed under Tejan Kabbah and which they want us all to continue to enjoy under Ernest Koroma.

This piece is therefore appealing to others to come onboard and join the Awareness Times in the struggle to maintain what Tejan Kabbah left behind. We don’t care what you feel about Tejan Kabbah; the fact is that under his regime, up till the point he handed over to Ernest Bai Koroma last September, we enjoyed an unprecedented level of freedom never before seen in this land. Let no-one claim it was as a result of modern day democratic trends. You just need to move to neighbouring Gambia to realize the level of freedom we enjoyed under Tejan Kabbah. It is therefore no wonder that this noble gentleman is today being sought all around the democratic world. He is reaping what he sowed in Sierra Leone.

Kabbah’s SLPP regime especially his second term (2002 – 2007) was the best Sierra Leone has ever seen as far as respect for human rights is concerned. Some people suffered abuse of their rights between 2002 and 2007 and Paul Kamara will be the first one to line up and say he is one such person although others might disagree. This piece is not meant to downplay their sufferings but placed alongside previous regimes, Kabbah’s post-war regime was almost picture perfect.

For example, President Kabbah and his Vice President were ruthlessly cartooned several times and derogatory and sometimes grossly unfair characterisation of them was made. But in the true spirit of FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY, the last regime waved it all off like water on a duck’s back. When Kabbah was incited to clamp down on musicians singing against him, he stoutly refused. Infact, he actually went and launched a musical album in 2003/2004 with lyrics of "Wu-teh-teh, Wu-teh-teh; Salone dey teh-teh".

People know that during the war years, many citizens were stringent critics of President Kabbah because they believed he was going down the wrong path as far as making Sierra Leone a land of peace. Today, many are amazed that those very same acidic critics of Kabbah are amongst his loudest praise singers. The reason for this is simple. President Kabbah tolerated criticisms and in the process, he learnt a lot and he also won many hearts over. His successor might learn a thing or two from Kabbah rather than sport such a thin skin as is evidenced now.

And what should the rest of us do? Well, let us just say that if we allow Kabbah’s successor to get away with growing horns in our midst or turn himself into another Mobutu Sese Seko despite all the democratic structures and civil society pressure groups that developed under Kabbah, we will have only ourselves to blame if some years down the line another Foday Sankoh emerges…

Stand up and DEFEND what Tejan Kabbah left for us in this hand.

Stand up for FREEDOM…!

Stand up for DEMOCRACY…!

© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: I agree that the SLPP brought freedom and democracy to SL
From: APC, you talk are wap
To: All
Date Posted: 15:07:49 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Posted by kabs kanu on April 08, 2008 at 14:14:58:

Dr. Curtis,
While it is not our intention on this forum to interfere with people's right to self-expression, your thread below about the President is unacceptable. I criticised President Kabbah throughout his rule but did not use any disrespectful speech against him.

We will not allow you or anybody to use this forum to disrespect our President. You can criticise him without calling him names.

Since stakeholders read this forum and we are right now involved in getting them to develop a positive image of Sierra Leone so that they can help our country out of our desperate situation, your post is going to be removed. Moderator, please remove the whole thread.

You don't see even President Bush attacked with epithets in the most democratic country in the world. Americans criticise their President but they show respect for him.

You have no proof that the idiot you are quoting is writing the truth. He may have an ax to grind with the President. If you are going to use his article, ask your question in a respectful manner. Do not use it to abuse our President.

We hope our standpoint will be understood. We are not going to allow our forum to be used to discourage investors and helpers from Sierra Leone.

Have a nice day .

KABS KANU


Subject: Re: I agree that the SLPP brought freedom and democracy to SL
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 06:50:32 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co,uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
Bo Kabs lef hipocrit.You nor bin dae call VP Berewah 'Yoda' pan Leonenet? Bra dis level of 'sickofancy'nor befit you calling as a 'man of God'.Step-down now from you 'lucrative' batoliner position-serve you conscience not you back-porkit.

We all know what you done last Summer!!!


Subject: I wonder if the Rev. Kabs-Kanu Ever read this!
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 13:55:57 04/09/08 ()
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Message:
75."Freedom of expression is the lifeblood of a democracy. A culture of public debate and tolerance for dissenting ideas is the sign of a vibrant and healthy democracy. Restrictions on the freedom of expression represent a FEARFUL STATE ; it reflects a State that has NO CONFIDENCE in its ability to promote and disseminate its doctrines in the marketplace of ideas.

36. The Commission found that a factor that contributed to causing the conflict was the suppression of political expression and dissent. The Commission in its recommendations emphasises that freedom of expression is the lifeblood of a democracy.A culture of public debate and tolerance of dissenting ideas is the sign of a vibrant and healthy democracy."

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: Re: I wonder if the Rev. Kabs-Kanu Ever read this!
From: Saloneman2
To: All
Date Posted: 14:14:19 04/09/08 ()
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Message:
Posted by Saloneman2 on April 09, 2008 at 10:13:39:

In a recent posting addressed to Dr. Curtis, entitled “Advice: Criticize but let’s respect our President,” Kabs Kanu writes:

“ We will not allow you or anybody to use this forum to disrespect our President. You can criticize him without calling him names.”

Further, the editor of Cocorioko states:

“We hope our standpoint will be understood. We are not going to allow our forum to be used to discourage investors and helpers from Sierra Leone.”

Kabs-Kanu,

The ultimate right of determining who should post on your forum rests with you. However, your argument above is seriously flawed in the sense that the economic literature on “foreign” direct investment ( your use of the word ‘investors’ seems to denote a contextual allusion to the term foreign direct investment) has no argument that calling a President of a sovereign nation names would “discourage investors and helpers” to that country. On the contrary, it can be argued that political formations that do not care a “hoot” about what is said about their Presidents or heads of state are likely to attract foreign direct investors since political openness and freedom of expression are determinants of foreign direct investment.

I believe that the ultimate failure of Sierra Leone to attract high levels of foreign direct investment is already embodied in President Koroma’s inadvertent promotion of political instability through his clandestine support of violence against opposition party members, his policy of ethno-regional governance and its attendant undermining of national cohesion and his seeming inability to wage a sustained war against corruption in high places.


Subject: Re: I wonder if the Rev. Kabs-Kanu Ever read this!
From: We the people
To: All
Date Posted: 14:21:05 04/09/08 ()
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Message:
Posted by Whatever on April 08, 2008 at 23:41:41:

In Reply to: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President posted by kabs kanu on April 08, 2008 at 14:14:58:


You must not be watching cable. If you want to hear Bush being
ridiculed watch Bill Maher, Keith Oberman, Cafferty, John Stewart,
Lewis Black, George Carlin, Lou Dobbs, and so on. Presidents just
need to have a thick skin and pastor, you should try to minimize this
sycophancy. We know you are trying to go back home after all these
years away. You can still succeed by using the money you claim to
have here to invest wisely in Sierra Leone. I assure you, with your
potential you do not need to lick anybody's boot. What does it pay a
man, if he gains the world and loses his soul.


Subject: Re: I wonder if the Rev. Kabs-Kanu Ever read this!
From: granat cake
To: All
Date Posted: 14:23:14 04/09/08 ()
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Message:
Posted by Granat Cake on April 08, 2008 at 23:11:11:

In Reply to: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President posted by kabs kanu on April 08, 2008 at 14:14:58:

"You don't see even President Bush attacked with epithets in the most democratic country in the world. Americans criticise their President but they show respect for him."
You must not have been watching Keith Olberman's COUNTDOWN berating Bush every opportunity he gets.
Kabs, this overload bato is over the top en pass mark.


Subject: Renters Rights (Open Letter to the Minster of Housing)
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 12:35:00 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Mr. Minister, do you have any plans to provide and submit to the legislature any new laws to protect the rights of renters in sierra leone from unscrupulous landlords? Presently in sierra leone there are no laws which fully protect the rights of renters of real property. I have seen situations where renters are forced to pay two years rent or more to rent homes, shacks "pan bodies" etc with no running water or no electricity lines. It should be the law that a landlord should provide the basics such as running water, garbage collection and electrical lines at least to the property. It should be the law that Land lords cannot ask for more than one months rent in advance as a security deposit to rent any place in freetown or elswhere in sierra leone.

I have seen places which are up for rent that have no working toilets. It should be the law that these basics should be provided and Tenants should be able to maintain actions in a landlord tenat court to uphold these rights. I have seen situations where landlords have gone into properties that the rent and cut off the utilities to their tenants without impunity. I have seen situations where landlords have collected rents (Income)without paying their just dues in taxes to the government which is unfair to government. The last SLPP government legislated one of the most stupid laws I have ever heard of which is that tenants should pay taxes to the government. This law makes no sense because it is the land lord that is in a better position to pay taxes from the income they make from rentals and it is unfair to renters. It is time to repeal this unfair law and replace it with a law that makes landlords pay income tax on their rental income. Their landlords in freetown who have rented homes in oppulent areas to NGO's and diplomatic missions, who are being paid rent in foreign currtency and who have not paid any taxes to the government on these incomes. It is unfair to the goivernment and this must be changed. I am sure that there are laws on the books which should allow for payment of income taxes to the government. It is time that these laws are enforced. With regards to the ejectment of tenants, there should be laws that should protect tenants from unlawful ejectment. It is in the Public interest to pass these laws and if you are unwilling to do soi then please tender in your resignation so that some one else willing to act in the public interest can be appointed to do the job in the "Publics interest".

We are waiting to hear from you on this very pressing issue.


Subject: Re: Renters Rights (Open Letter to the Minster of Housing)
From: Boku Tok
To: All
Date Posted: 14:17:29 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Nah Labo labo, you dae pan.

Wae dee apartment wae you don build nah salone?
You ahve those tenants who refuse to pay and who refuse to vacate when you give them notice to do so and you have to spend millions of leones to get rid of them> Think about it my friend.

You should ask the government that gave the land to people to build high priced villas against low-income homes.

By the way, I have a house for sale at Hill station where you can find so many empty villas for rent as well. Email umaruconteh@hushmail.com


Subject: Re: Renters Rights (Open Letter to the Minster of Housing)
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 16:52:28 04/09/08 ()
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Message:
How dare you denigrate an issue that is near and dear to my heart. If you have nothing positive to contribute to an issue please leave it alone and keep your negative comments to yourself. There are many people who are suffering in Freetown and its environs from the hardship imposed by landlords and all I am asking for is a set of fixed rules which will regulate the industry. I notice tyou have not addressed the issue of tax payable by those who rent property from their rental income. Do you by any chance pay taxes on the income you derive from selling homes? Are you a reghistered real estate agent? Thas going to be the topic of my next post. Its time to get frid of vermin who do not understand what a mete and bound is but want to sell real estrate. This is a job for professionals and only professionals should be involved in it not no penny earning dim wit.


Subject: Re: Renters Rights (Open Letter to the Minster of Housing)
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 19:02:59 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-457951c4.dyn.optonline.net at 69.121.81.196

Message:
A serious issue indeed, Wascalleh. I am not an expert, but i have the gut feeling that, the 16-24 male/female demographic in our society will be making a significant contribution in rebuilding the country; in the very near future. Our poor folks will once again start looking forward to living life the next day.


Subject: Temne song causes Youth to stab each other in Sierra Leone
From: kohbookoh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:51:20 04/09/08 ()
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Message:
Lovers attacking lovers, young people stabbing each other , people provoking each other and now Sierra Leone has a big prolem in its hands because of the song.

The bbc Al Hassan Fofana interviewed the singer and played a good part of the song today chem them out.

I have a house and land for sale in Freetown.


Subject: Africa and Oil
From: sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:37 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
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Message:
Are Sub-Saharan Africa oil exporting countries necessarily more Wealthy? or is the oil now a constraint on wealth and democracy?


Subject: Chaos and Beatings at Abuja Home Auction
From: Property Conscious
To: All
Date Posted: 11:02:38 04/09/08 ()
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Message:
check out bbc news
Many people were alledgedly beaten by plain clothes policemen from the State Security Servicein Abuja as they queeded to buy cheap homes in the Federal Capital Territoty. I can sell you a house and two town lot in freetown for the same price %17,000 so, why worry. Contact me umaruconteh@hushmail.com


Subject: Re: Chaos and Beatings at Abuja Home Auction
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 04:45:26 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Umaru, nar una all dae go en tiff people den land en sell dem. If ah lie show me you credentials dem before we do bizness. Anyway If ah kaytch you near me papa een land en Mensa een papa een land nar Calaba town ah go beat you tay you go die nar Connaught.Lonta ka da bai.


Subject: Re: Chaos and Beatings at Abuja Home Auction
From: NA WAH OH
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:08 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
here is the corect link


Subject: To New People & Sierra Leone Media
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:26 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
New People, you posted a rebuttal on your website to Cocorioko's article detailing the VP's schedule to show he was too busy to be out buying houses. In the article, you listed the home phone number of one of the parties mentioned, I think Foday Mansaray, who you claim states he was not with Cocorioko and the VP during Cocoriko's interview with the VP, in other words, trying to blow holes in Cocorioko's story.

My reason for this post is to implore you all to stop with this practice of listing people's phone numbers. It seems every SL newspaper is fond of this practice. You have that information, its "for your own use" and not for you to list so that the person can start getting nuisance calls. You are the one writing the story, you are the one that needs to prove your story. Your readers don't need to call up Foday Mansaray to see if Cocorioko or you is telling the truth..well unless they happen to know the man and have his phone number.

Please practice responsible journalism. Thank you.


Subject: Responsibility
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:31:29 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Accountability


Subject: Re: Responsibility
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:56 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Responsibility is not age, is not gender and certainly not bank account but maturity, self-esteem and self-assertiveness.
In comparison, how true is this?


Subject: On the determinants of investment: A note to Kabs-Kanu
From: Saloneman2
To: All
Date Posted: 10:13:39 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
In a recent posting addressed to Dr. Curtis, entitled “Advice: Criticize but let’s respect our President,” Kabs Kanu writes:

“ We will not allow you or anybody to use this forum to disrespect our President. You can criticize him without calling him names.”

Further, the editor of Cocorioko states:

“We hope our standpoint will be understood. We are not going to allow our forum to be used to discourage investors and helpers from Sierra Leone.”


Kabs-Kanu,

The ultimate right of determining who should post on your forum rests with you. However, your argument above is seriously flawed in the sense that the economic literature on “foreign” direct investment ( your use of the word ‘investors’ seems to denote a contextual allusion to the term foreign direct investment) has no argument that calling a President of a sovereign nation names would “discourage investors and helpers” to that country. On the contrary, it can be argued that political formations that do not care a “hoot” about what is said about their Presidents or heads of state are likely to attract foreign direct investors since political openness and freedom of expression are determinants of foreign direct investment.


I believe that the ultimate failure of Sierra Leone to attract high levels of foreign direct investment is already embodied in President Koroma’s inadvertent promotion of political instability through his clandestine support of violence against opposition party members, his policy of ethno-regional governance and its attendant undermining of national cohesion and his seeming inability to wage a sustained war against corruption in high places.


Subject: Re: On the determinants of investment: A note to Kabs-Kanu
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 13:35:26 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"Tell de man yah"..."sacrificing position for principle"!


Subject: Re: On the determinants of investment: A note to Kabs-Kanu
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 13:39:14 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
CORRECTION; "sacrificing principle for position"


Subject: Asset Declaration
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 09:53:28 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
So can anyone give me a reason why assets have not been declared yet. Bringing light to Sierra Leone and bring 30 year old Bumbuna to completion is a miracle. How can the President accomplish this, but can't fill out a piece of paper. Much was made about ministers siging conduct contracts, well this is just as important.


Subject: Re: Asset Declaration
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:54:26 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You are right about this. The president promised an asset declaration and it would be in his interest to do so with all speed. He sould also have his Ministers do a similar document and have that information be publically published. This would eventually protect him from the lies and untruths being purveyed by opposition rag sheets bent on destablising the nation with false information.


Subject: Re: Asset Declaration
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:50:40 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
So far Mr Iscandri,we are left with nothing but speculations.The President has not made it any easier on himself or his ardent supporters for whom every question about propriety is 'sourgrapes','lies' and moments to 'disstabilise' the Country. Utter and unmitigated bunkum.

Is this a fair and accurate representation of EBK's resources before he took office:

1. One Bungalow in Goderich

2. Some shares in RITCORP Insurance

3. A Bank Account with some small cash.

4. Two second-hand Black 4-Wheel Drives

5. Lots of clothes & household items

6. A Possible Share in his Late Dad’s House in

So how much has he amassed throughout his 'meet our neighbours' tour? How much did he make meeting Africa's Richest Man? Do we have to make a Freedom of Information request on this matter?


Subject: Re: Asset Declaration
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 10:17:28 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Sierra Leone President's Assets Declared for him
By Awareness Times
Dec 28, 2007, 18:02 Email this article

We have tried to help our dear President by investigating his assets and this information below is what we found out.

If we are wrong, we call on His Excellency the President Reverend-Emeritus Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to kindly correct us by publicly declaring the correct list of assets he owned before he became President.

Here goes:


1. One Bungalow in Goderich

2. Some shares in RITCORP Insurance

3. A Bank Account with some small cash.

4. Two second-hand Black 4-Wheel Drives

5. Lots of clothes & household items

6. A Possible Share in his Late Dad’s House in



Subject: Brides-for-sale scam ends in court for the 'wedding planner'
From: mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:20 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Brides-for-sale scam ends in court for the 'wedding planner'


By Russell Jackson

A MAN operating a "brides- for-sale" scam was dubbed "the wedding
planner" by suspicious registry office staff.
Lamin Manneh arranged for African men, who had entered the country
under a limited-stay agreement to study, to marry Scottish women in a
bid to obtain UK citizenship.

Manneh, acting on behalf of an African "Mr Big" was tasked with
bringing the various spouses together and attending at the
ceremonies, Paisley Sheriff Court

He became such a well-known face at local registry offices that staff
began referring to him as the as "the wedding planner", the court
heard.

However his repeated involvement rang alarm bells, and Home Office
investigators, working with a specialist police unit, discovered that
numerous registry office wedding ceremonies had taken place in
Paisley, Glasgow and Renfrew, between 2006 and 2007.

Yesterday Manneh, 36, of Woodley, Reading, admitted breaching
immigration law and arranging the fake marriages.

The court was told he was responsible for bringing the various
individuals, mostly white women, together with Africans whose
temporary right to remain in the UK was about to expire. Each match
had been prepared by the "mastermind" who was believed to have
been based in the south of England. Manneh was paid £500 for each
marriage.

Africans had been matched to willing partners in the Paisley area who
were prepared to go through with the nuptials in return for payments
ranging from £1,000 to £2,000.

Douglas Hamilton, depute-fiscal, said it was not clear why the Paisley
area had been chosen to operate the scam.

He added: "It may be perceived as a slur," he said, "but it seems that it
was easier and the men and women in the Paisley area were more
readily willing to do this than perhaps brighter and more honourable
souls south of the Border."

Mr Hamilton said the whole scam was aimed at circumnavigating UK
immigration legislation. After two years, if the sham marriages had not
been rumbled, the immigrants would have won residency rights.

He said the fraudulent scheme was "organised, well thought-out and
executed".

Manneh was the hands-on organiser who visited registry offices, made
the various arrangements and even attended the ceremonies.
"Members of staff became so used to seeing him that he was
lightheartedly referred to as 'the wedding planner'," he said.

Mr Hamilton said that it was intended to serve Manneh with a
deportation notice. Manneh pleaded guilty to arranging marriages in
Paisley on five occasions, Renfrew twice and Glasgow's Park Circus
Registry Office twice, all between April 2006 and February last year.

Jonathan Manson, defence agent, said: "It seems that the suggestion is
accurate that the best place to find these people – in the main women –
was Paisley"

The sheriff, James Spy, remanded Manneh in custody until 6 May for
background reports.


Subject: Police quell rising tensions at the APC Party Office
From: Peace Maker
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:18 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Police quell rising tensions at the APC Party Office


Personnel from the Police Operational Support Division (OSD) in riot gear reportedly stopped short of firing tear gas outside the headquarters of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party on Tuesday, 8 April, to quell rising tensions that engulfed on the occasion of interviewing candidates intending to contest the July Local Council Elections for the award of the Party symbol, report Independent Observer and Standard Times.

Among the reasons that angered party members and activists were the exorbitant fees for symbols and other processes such as registration and photocopying services charged by the Party’s Secretariat, headed by Victor Bockarie Foe. Angry people rained insults on him, accusing him of being “political rip off”.


Subject: Pekin Botu
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:14:17 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"Pekin Botu "

What profanity!! Hey Kabs,did you not notice this moniker? Bra,na for tok all sigh...not only when folks on Leonenet should be admonished for the perceived lewdness of their monikers.Never knew you condoned budding child-abusers...
Lets hear it for DECENCY...

What say you REVO?


Subject: Re: Pekin Butu
From: Peki Butu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:06:37 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.123.224.105

Message:
I bet you that my moniker is not a profanity. Just a typographical error.
Sorry folks


Subject: You Want Respect for Africa? Do the Right Thing
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:04:58 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
For Sierra Leoneans, we have to watch our backs. As a new democracy, we have to guard against nepotism and tribalism. Although the past elections were free and fair, the fact that most people voted along tribal lines means we still have work to do. The ruling APC party should continue to work hard to make inroads in the south. The president to hold special cabinet meetings in Bo and Kenema to let people in the south know that Sierra Leone belongs to all of us.
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Mr Conteh, your line "we have to guard against nepotism and tribalism". Should be addressed to EBK who has early in his administration made it clear that you can only serve in his govt if you hail from the North. Are there not South-Easterners who support APC and worthy of top positions in the APC?
No amount of rotational Cabinet meetings in the South or East will serve as an appeasement.Tribalism is the bane of any decent Society.If the APC fathoms it can go it alone,without carrying the whole Country, we are indeed in for a rough and potentially dangerous times.
Thousands of innocent people lost their lives because the APC monopolised power and blatantly gave jobs,contracts and everything to people who hailed from the North.
SLPP on the contrary ensured that jobs were evenly dished-out to deserving Sierra Leoneans,region notwithstanding.The last SLPP administration had Northerners in large numbers. most of the projects went to the North and solidly stood behind the idea of ONE COUNTRY,ONE PEOPLE. Ernest and his cabal have defaced this and replaced it with ONE COUNTRY,ONE TRIBE. This odious politics of exclusion must be re-visited if our Nation must not descend into anarchy sooner or later.Its time to stand together or we die seperately.Lonta...


Subject: Re: You Want Respect for Africa? Do the Right Thing
From: M. Aleiu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 09:30:43 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Are there not South-Easterners who support APC and worthy of top positions in the APC?

There are some southeasterners who do support the APC, but you will agree with me that they are "very" few and that number does not include you. BUt assuming that fact is true, what makes them so "worthy" of top positions as you so eloquently propose. Are these so called south easterners worthy of top positions only because they are southeasterners? If that is your argument then I dare say that you are tribalistic because you prefer to have southeasterners in top positions ONLY because of where the come from and not what they can do or qualified to do.

Mr. Moiwon I know that you dont speak for the SLPP but just in case you do, please tell them that you have added your voice to the cacophony of errant voices calling the APC administration tribalistic. This mantra is old and ineffective and the god Shiva does not listen to this nonsense anymore. What is happening here is exactly what I thought would happen. You guys have diminished yourselves by crying wolf so to speak, such that no one listens to you anymore except yourself.

The Issue of tribalism is a critical issue in an emerging democracy such as ours and I would very much and quickly jump on your band wagon if that were true because my sense of "justice" trancends my loyalty to my party and I think you know that. What has happened here is that the SLPP has, in its efforts to underplay and undercut the APC administratio, utilised imbecilic professors redundant intellectuals and illiterate hoi polloi to raise an issue which is a non sequitur considering the make up of the present administration. So to which of these groups do you belong?

Do you really believe your self when you make the following statement?
"The last SLPP administration had Northerners in large numbers. most of the projects went to the North and solidly stood behind the idea of ONE COUNTRY,ONE PEOPLE"

If you do then you are untruthful, demented and are more deluded my friend than I thought you were. I suggest that your doctor prescribe "NA MENDIA" for your dementia.


Subject: Re: You Want Respect for Africa? Do the Right Thing
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:20:50 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
Alieu,the batch way you don wam obviously don play havoc with you reasoning. I credit you whenever you make a salient point but on this score you have woefully bundled yourself into that pseudo-patriotic vanguard. I do not wish to assume(not make an ASS of U and ME)that SouthEasterners should be given jobs on 'affirmative cards'-far from that .I am a stickler for meritocracy and fully share the notion that its not who you know but what you know and how much contribution you are committed yto make in the grand schme of things.So its not my contention that SOuthEasterners must be given jobs merely for 'tribal balancing' matters.

Alieu, you can hoff and puff and wish that people will delete from their consciousness the manner of governance by this regime.You behave like the proverbial ostrich with head buried in the sand to suggest that your Party does not deserve the Tribalistic label.When you wake up from your self-induced myopia, you will realise what a plonker you have been.
Your perjorative references to SLPP 'employing' utilised imbecilic professors redundant intellectuals and illiterate hoi polloi to raise an issue that you consider 'non sequitur' is frankly dishonest and shows you in a very bad light to put it rather mildly.APC has taken on board free-loaders, wheeler-dealers and sleazy characters who would cateris paribus,never walk the corridors of power in Sierra Leone.
Finally my friend, I belong to that group of Sierra Leoneans who are their Brothers Keepers--irrespective of region,tribe or education or social affiliation.
The prognosis for you Mr Iscandri is a visit to your supplier and protest about the batch that conjures amnesia,albeit selective--ask for cash-back or a brand new batch on TAMPI--HOPEFULLY THAT WILL NOT OBSCURE YOUR OTHERWISE SOUND MIND. We live in parallel worlds.Have a blessed Day buddy..


Subject: Re: You Want Respect for Africa? Do the Right Thing
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:50:49 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
And this is a fine example of what the problem is. You blatant accsations that I must be on some opiate or mind bending drug that gives me the audacity to challenge your errant rants is baseless. The truth of the matter is that you guys have overplayed an issue which but for your blatant misuse of, is an issue near and dear to my heart. This issue is tribalism and you may not know this about me but I cut my teeth as a trial lawyer handling cases involved with discrimination based on race(tribe) ethnicity(Tribe) age sex and sexual orientation. The fact is that your claim of a so called "Northernization agenda" by this president and his administration is without merit and it is best that you abandon this very divisive matter. You folks are starting to sound like the proverbial child that cried wolf when there was none and couldnt get help when the actual wolf came by to haunt them down.

It is not for you to judge the qualifications of those who are appointed to the positions that the president chooses to appoint them to. I am sure that the president, his administration and the parliament, have a vetting process in place to do just that. My advice to you guys in the SLPP is to be al3rt to the excesses of this government if any, and call the nation and the worlds attention to that. What you are doing presently is making a mockery of a matter as important as tribalism in the highest places. Alos while you are at it its about time that the SLPP stop comparing its record on issues of tribalism to that of the APC because with regards to that very discreet issue on tribal appointments, the SLPP wins hands down. If you would recall and are honest enough to admit it, the APC under Siaka Stevens and Momoh for all their failings, appointed southeasterners to some of the highest positions of governance in sierra leone. To wit Salia Jusu sherriff, JB dauda, Sama Banya, and a host of others too many to name.

In order to maintain a more balanced ticket, the APC leadership chose the very able and capable Sam Sumana for its vice presidential position. Sam is a southeasterner or would you consider that he is not representative?

There are many southeasterners serving the present government in many capacities. The last time I checked sierra leones ambassador to the UN was the same Professor Joe Pemagbi who was appointed by the SLPP and so is his first secretary.

Point here is that in your misplaced zeal to discredit the APC you have made numerous untrue accusations which have become whittled down by constant repetition and it has lost its Umph. You have midirected your anger at having lost a popular election and now your actions are becoming un patriotic and divisive. Now take that to your bosses and tell them that Alieu Iscandari said so.


Subject: Re: You Want Respect for Africa? Do the Right Thing
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:41:45 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"your actions are becoming un patriotic and divisive".

Exactly my point! EBK and his caboodle have have not only ripped UNITY out of our coat of arms,but have done so with huge disregard to the very fabric of our once homogenous society.

Your name-droppings unwittingly make my exact point that there are southeasterners who have the gravitas and qualification to serve our Nation.
Who is more divisive than APC? Your partners in 'crime'-PMDC are totally disillusioned as evidenced by comments made by CF Margai--how plead you?
I am prepared to engage you another day but for now, keep your keg dry--Alright?


Subject: Re: You Want Respect for Africa? Do the Right Thing
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 16:55:59 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Keep my keg dry? Isnt that a comment for people who drink? You sound like an angry man. I wonder why? Maybe you need a political shrink? Well my friend you have come to the right place . Kindly lay down on my couch I am about to get you a nice lobotomy. You need one you are really going insane with irrelevancies and incoherence.


Subject: Re: You Want Respect for Africa? Do the Right Thing
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 07:04:41 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"You sound like an angry man".
Anger my friend lieth at the heart of a Fool.There is nothing in this exchange to suggest one is angry.If you sense anger,its only because I am exposing your party's 'dishonest behinds' that you take umbrage and throw invectives and side-tracking comments.
In your book relevance is See no evil,Speak no evil against my Party.Thats a very,very, tall order--you aint gonna get that reprieve..We go tok -you cannot stifle us-if cocorioko ban we, we go still pour bile pan dis cabal. You're on dude--let battle( in a nice non- physical sense) commence!


Subject: 300 millin Scam: Obasanjo's daughter charged to court
From: TIF TIF
To: All
Date Posted: 07:34:26 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-12-182.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.12.182

Message:
checkout the punch. Dr.Iyabo Obassanjo-Bello daughte r of former Nigerian leader was today charged to court with other accused persons.

For sale is a two town lot at Hill Station in Freetown, please email me: umaruconteh@hushmail.com


Subject: newpeople is a spent force
From: Pekin Botu
To: All
Date Posted: 06:44:50 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 213-84-242-179.adsl.xs4all.nl at 213.84.242.179

Message:
newpeople knows one thing which is to tell lies and setting fire between groups that have helped to kick the tribalistic SLPP into the political wilderness.
Who will take the newpeople serious, when its sole aim is to divide and cause confusion.
One thing they will never succeed to bring division between the APC supporters in the North and western area.
We prefer an APC that gives its supporters important positions than an SLPP that equipped one tribe from the SOUTH EAST over other tribes.

The newpeople thinks that they will fool us by writing trash and lies about the APC. We are genuinely comfortable with the APC that brings light within seven months of its rule.
Why will ordinary Sierra Leoneans turn against an APC that gives other Sierra Leoneans the rights to occupy important positions.
Ordinary Sierra Leoneans are confident with the APC because it will never allow few tribalists to take control of the country's future.
2012 is no different. We will re-echo the danger of electing a tribal SLPP and we will tell Sierra Leoneans born and bred that an SLPP governmnet always mortgaged their future to undesirable foreigners. An SLPP governmnet that killed Kula Samba and many soldiers will never occupy State House in thsi age.
newpeople gutter journalism and sensationalism will never be treated by our people who laboured in vain during SLPP catastrophic rule.
We have records of blatant tribalism perpeyuated by the Kallons, Marda Mustapha, John Mannah, Sylvester Swarray and others.
The days when the SLPP used to deny other Sierra Leoneans food who are not from the South East are over.


Subject: Re: newpeople is a spent force
From: Pekin Butu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:11:02 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.123.224.105

Message:
Correction , it is Sylvester Johnny who is among the tribalist SLPPers


Subject: Pekin Botu
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:12:13 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"Pekin Botu "

What profanity!! Hey Kabs,did you not notice this moniker? Bra,na for tok all sigh...not only when folks on Leonenet should be admonished for the perceived lewdness of their monikers.Never knew you condoned budding child-abusers...
Lets hear it for DECENCY...

What say you REVO?


Subject: Sumana's One Million Crib, Big Deal.
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 06:58:11 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-154-251-40.range86-154.btcentralplus.com at 86.154.251.40

Message:
This is just another weak jab from the rudderless slpp trying to out stage the VPs visit in the States. During the election we were told by slpp surrogates that Sam SUMANA had bribed the apc party $250.000 to become Ernest's running mate. Now if the brother is that loaded to bribed for a job with $250.000, why should anyone colay or lef face pan a million dollar unfinished house that is alleged to be his? Av got no problem with Sumana buying a million dollar house in the States as long as its with his money, let him get on with it. And now that the new people has started advertising apc ministers houses on their glossy magazine, can they also show us slpp John Karimu's house in Freetown? Because i was told the house was valued at $200.000. And Karimu is not as rich as Sumana, is he? Yes he had an international job before he became nprc finance minister and later slpp minister. And he was receiving $8,000 a month as NRA chief.

But by the time e don cut yer put yer, gee the murray man dem yone. wify Gertrude aka Lady Marcus buys her $ 6.000 Louis vuiton hand bag, her jimmy choo, manolo, blahnite shoes, there won't be much left in the kitty to even feed the fambul dem. So where did our nra chief got the cash from? Let the new people answerer this question before showing us a house that is supposed to have been bought by a diamond magnet. Bo slpp oonu sef, even if Sumana change all the eighty mill leones one day cleaning cash nar swizy befor e go usa that will not be enough for a million box. Show us Karimus house in Freetown then we shall compare and contrast both of them. Until you do that, Foday Mansaray should tell you all to EFF!


Subject: Re: Sumana's One Million Crib, Big Deal.
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 09:47:22 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
I certainly hope these are not spurious stories being printed by an irresponsible media (once again) in Sierra Leone.

On the other hand, other than the Cocorioko rebuttal which details the VP's schedule to show that he did not have time to go close on a house, the only defense that we are receiving on the board are that they VP can afford it, if he did buy a house. Of course these are just posters opinions, but hmmm!

Maybe he can afford it, but I assume if he did make a 250k bribe (of course one would ask why) and now he is spending that kind of money on a house that he most likely paid cash for, you have to ask how much IS the guy worth and where did this money come from. Since all diamond sales are basically supposed to be registered, would records of his sale show he is making that kind of money? In other words, like just about every other diamond dealer raping the country, did he under report his diamond sales and even on the ones he did report, would his tax statements show he is paying what he should be on his income?

P.S. Has Cocorioko already picked EBK's successor and the country's next leader? They called him President at least a couple times in the article


Subject: Re: Sumana's One Million Crib, Big Deal.
From: Joe John
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:57 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
Low grade sansan, you are a real low grade. what has SLPP got to do with the new people on line news paper? So when a news paper is liberal, it is SLPP news paper. SLPP do not have a news paper, it is the APC that have cocorioko news paper.Cocorioko is APC praise singer newspaper. Kabs Kanu is the head of the praise singers.


Subject: Re: Sumana's One Million Crib, Big Deal.
From: Grapevine
To: All
Date Posted: 09:25:45 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw2.dc.gov at 164.82.144.3

Message:
Heard from the grapevine that the VP had collections/donations from prospective dealers in the diaspora interested in the mining sector in our nation. Was it for then ie. him mining on their behalf and posing as a self own project or for future dealings, only the VP can say.


Subject: Re: Sumana's One Million Crib, Big Deal.
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 09:24:34 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
I am confused. Are you guys confirming that The Vice President may have indeed bought the $1 million home? I know he can afford it. But why can't the Vice president just deny the allegation and get on with his official business? He is not here to allow rumour mongers to cloud his visit. His team needs to respond even if through Cocorioko.


Subject: Re: Sumana's One Million Crib, Big Deal.
From: Reasonable
To: All
Date Posted: 08:29:55 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
VP Sumana was a diamond miner before becoming VP.If a diamond monor buys a house for 1,000,000, what is the big deal????Going by the propaganda, that he donated 250,000 doallrs to APC,the question is, if someone can afford to donate 250,000, why cannot he afford a house for $1,000,000


Subject: Re: Sumana's One Million Crib, Big Deal.
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:34:19 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
Now we have real problems on our hands. How are we to know this VP has not made deals and hence handled kick-backs? To stave off such suspicions, it would have been nice to declare assets.If this man donated $250,000 to APC were did he get the funds? Mi man na lie say he 'gave' that staggering amount of cash..Bo please!!Ena nor insult we intelligence doyah..


Subject: HOW FAR DO YOU BELIVE BEREWA HAVING A HOUSE IN THE ISLANDS
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 07:09:39 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1309w-ad05-88-55.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.88.55

Message:
Did APC supporters like you not say the same about Berewa buying a house in one of the Islands?


Subject: DID KABS KANU NOT SAY SAME ABOUT ALPHA WURIE?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 06:57:44 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1309w-ad05-88-55.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.88.55

Message:
I remember REV. KABS saying the same fals news about ALPHA WURIE to have bought 1 million pound house in England.


Subject: Who is the Vice President?
From: Gravy
To: All
Date Posted: 05:43:10 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.151.248

Message:
In the picture of the two guys, who is the VP, is it the fat ugly dude in
the brown oversized coat or the good looking dude in the grey coat?


Subject: Re: Who is the Vice President?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:15:55 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Heheheheh....

Grown men acting silly.. first thing in the morning..

E funny bad......


Subject: Re: Who is the Vice President?
From: Chiefdom Elders
To: All
Date Posted: 06:33:35 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:

"...is it the fat ugly dude..."
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ! We did not know that the word " fat and ugly" can be used together.
Well... we live to learn.


Subject: KABS KANU READY TO GO BACK HOME IN RESPONSE TO VP,S PLEA
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 07:04:55 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1309w-ad05-88-55.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.88.55

Message:
Are you going to be the first to go home ?


Subject: Re: KABS KANU READY TO GO BACK HOME IN RESPONSE TO VP,S PLEA
From: Chiefdom Elders
To: All
Date Posted: 08:58:09 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
not after being accused of the crime of "disrespecting" President Bai Bai Ernest Koroma. Folks would love to slaughter me live the did to Dr. Mohamed Sorie Forna!


Subject: Re: Who is the Vice President?
From: J.S.
To: All
Date Posted: 05:47:45 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
It is really your mama dressed in a suit. How dumb are you to not recognize her, you big dummy?


Subject: Re: Who is the Vice President?
From: Gravy
To: All
Date Posted: 05:52:13 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.242.161

Message:
Thought it was your granny you lump of crap


Subject: Another Musical Milestone
From: JBK
To: All
Date Posted: 00:49:05 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
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Subject: Foday Mansaray debunks New People Story
From: Granat Cake
To: All
Date Posted: 23:35:44 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 12-215-228-73.client.mchsi.com at 12.215.228.73

Message:
"Unless your source can authoritatively produce evidence, The "New People" must refute this story within 12 hours. This is considered a nuisance and a total distraction to the Vice President 's compassionate plea here in NJ and at the City University in New York . If the story is not retracted , we will file a law suit with the Superior Court of New Jersey for an order to show cause and will prosecute all involved to the full extent of the law within the jurisdiction of the State of New Jersey,Somerset County , United States of America."
Apparently, you do not know the ethos of journalism. The New People asked a question and asked you to ascertain the veracity of the story. Also, indicated in its story, New People believed that you were in the Veep's company, that is not libelous. Bra Foday, nor embarrass you sef na de Courts oh. As you say, the 12 hour countdown clock has begun? We're waiting to see if na opin call!

"Regretfully, this is the reason why sierra Leone is still at the bottom of the UN human Index .The VP since leaving Freetown has not had twenty minutes for himself.He has been doing so much Public Relations beyond anyone's belief including myself .Without a doubt, he brings so much vigor and vitality to rebuild sierra Leone."

And you believe yellow journalism is the reason why Salone is at the bottom of the UN Human index. Bo Bra Foday lef nor. Do you know the data collected that led the UN demograhers and economists to draw that conclusion? And by the way, that is his job: to sell Salone so as to attract investors and improve our image abroad. But why not at the seat of power, Washington, DC?



Subject: Democracy and Theory
From: sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:06:55 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: c-71-224-30-180.hsd1.pa.comcast.net at 71.224.30.180

Message:

Democratic regime is desirable not only because it produces public policies that express a widespread consensus, not only because democracy compels the leadership to attend to the wishes of the electorate, but also because it makes participating in a common undertaking intrinsically rewarding. Karl Marx came closest to advancing a view of democracy as an end in itself. The article by Adam Przeworski; Fernando Limongi "Political Regimes and Economic Growth" gives the following evaluation of democracy. “Democracy is the political realm that exacerbates this divergence by equalizing the right to influence the allocat1on of resources”. Indeed, the distribution of the consumption caused by the market and those voted on by citizens must differ as a result of democratic influence. As a result of that influence, those who are poor, oppressed or otherwise miserable as a consequence of the initial distribution of endowments an opportunity are provided with the opportunity to get power in the form of universal suffrage. However, this power may be also used by those who suffer as a consequence of private property. As a result of this suffering people will attempt to thief power to expropriate the riches. It is especially true under the circumstances of a modern state.
Ideally, a democratic regime will maintain public stages on which men can become aware of themselves and of one another. On such stages, men will feel encouraged to perform, to try out various parts and reveal their ability to master them. They will play mutually conflicting roles and seek to govern their diverse impulses in the process. Including others in the drama of their existence, meeting others on terms of equality, they will necessarily enlarge the range of their sympathies.
Let’s come to the issues of self-government and self-determination, because these seem to be more relevant to the policy-making process. Przhewoski states the following: “The conditions for democracy, can be satisfied so long as men have the opportunity to vote periodically in free elections. “It seems sufficient to control the elites that govern us. Should we reject such democratic elitism and desire more personal participation, more intimate and continuous involvement, this must occur in private groups, within associations unconcerned with the major issues of public policy. We thus come to believe that plans for extensive political participation are unrealistic” Says Przhewoski.
In fact, the society, and its great inherited deposit, are facts that could not be ignored.
we must never ignore. Equally, they are facts which we must never exaggerate. It is easy to fall into the idea that the society of ourselves, being so majestical, is something other than ourselves -higher, transcendent, a being beyond our beings. But the common thought and will which the society of ourselves precipitates is not a something above us, or in any way separate from us. We ourselves have made it, and are making it still: it is our own creation, and the work of our own minds. So far as it controls us, consistently with our nature as moral persons, it controls us from within, and not with the force of an external presence; it controls us as freely accepted and genuinely appropriated thought, which is part of our own personality. And as we must freely accept it if we are ourselves to be free, so we may also be bound, in hours of crisis and ultimate decision, to reject it freely for just the same reason. There are times and seasons when we may feel it our duty, and our true liberty, to guide ourselves by a conception of good which is beyond social thought and social will, and proceeds immediately from our own deepest self. Resistance is part of liberty, as well as acceptance. But the ground and the source of resistance is the same as that of acceptance.
The way out of the dilemma is to enable people to enjoy total involvement when dealing with such matters as economic and industrial development, urban planning, and social welfare. People should be free to create their own governments. Government by the people -- as opposed to government for them -- is regarded as wasteful and inefficient; it is perceived as a threat to our industrial order. Though not always expressed in these terms, this would appear to be the prevailing consensus.
Democratic Theory still remains to be highly stimulating in its treatment of a number of issues that are very important to modern society. That is the main reason why the democratic theory could not be lest unobserved.


Subject: Re: Democracy and Theory
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 05:34:50 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.232.147

Message:
Good first year college term paper,A C+. Revise it and try to use more
active language.


Subject: HEALTH MINISTER THREATENS TO QUIT
From: Plein Tok
To: All
Date Posted: 21:28:53 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

Message:

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - Close Confidante

Health Minister, Dr. B. Soccoh Kabia may be the first to quit president’s Ernest Bai Koroma’s cabinet.

Proceed On Leave
The minister has threatened to resign unless the Executive Secretary of Pharmacy Board, Jack Lansana, proceeds on leave immediately.
Although Dr. Kabia left Freetown last weekend without disclosing his grievances to the press, a close confidante said the test of wills between himself and Jack Lansana had angered the Health minister.
“No sacred cows in my ministry. If he doesn’t accept my instructions then I’ll quit” the friend quoted the minister as saying.

Matters In Order
Mr. Lansana said he would only go on leave when he put matters at the Pharmacy Board in order. “I’ll explain my position later” he told the press.
Dr. Kabia is also allegedly angry over newspaper accusations about corruption in the award of drugs contract in his ministry.
“He was very successful when he worked abroad; he’s not prepared to take this kind of hassle”.

Zero Tolerance
The friend said Dr. Kabia, a PMDC member, was committed to Zero Tolerance on corruption and would definitely leave if anyone tarnished his reputation


Subject: Sierra Leone Police charges Le20,000 to photograph a corpse?
From: Town Crier
To: All
Date Posted: 16:15:40 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.208.251.22

Message:
Can you believe that the Sierra Leone Police charges Le20,000 to photograph the corpse of a dead man who was reportedly strangles and the subject of their investigation.

Is this not a public service that the people have paid taxes for? What do you think about these kind of charges that exist in Sierra Leonean society? e.g Buying a pen and exercise book when you go to report a crime at the Police station.

http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_20058172.shtml


Subject: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President
From: kabs kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:14:58 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Dr. Curtis,
While it is not our intention on this forum to interfere with people's right to self-expression, your thread below about the President is unacceptable. I criticised President Kabbah throughout his rule but did not use any disrespectful speech against him.

We will not allow you or anybody to use this forum to disrespect our President. You can criticise him without calling him names.

Since stakeholders read this forum and we are right now involved in getting them to develop a positive image of Sierra Leone so that they can help our country out of our desperate situation, your post is going to be removed. Moderator, please remove the whole thread.

You don't see even President Bush attacked with epithets in the most democratic country in the world. Americans criticise their President but they show respect for him.

You have no proof that the idiot you are quoting is writing the truth. He may have an ax to grind with the President. If you are going to use his article, ask your question in a respectful manner. Do not use it to abuse our President.

We hope our standpoint will be understood. We are not going to allow our forum to be used to discourage investors and helpers from Sierra Leone.

Have a nice day .

KABS KANU


Subject: REV. KABS KANU,YOU HAD NO RESPECT FOR PRESIDENT KABBA
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 01:18:56 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1307w-ad02-71-62.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.71.62

Message:
Check yourself first.


Subject: Re: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President
From: Whatever
To: All
Date Posted: 23:41:41 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.94.68

Message:
You must not be watching cable. If you want to hear Bush being
ridiculed watch Bill Maher, Keith Oberman, Cafferty, John Stewart,
Lewis Black, George Carlin, Lou Dobbs, and so on. Presidents just
need to have a thick skin and pastor, you should try to minimize this
sycophancy. We know you are trying to go back home after all these
years away. You can still succeed by using the money you claim to
have here to invest wisely in Sierra Leone. I assure you, with your
potential you do not need to lick anybody's boot. What does it pay a
man, if he gains the world and loses his soul.


Subject: Re: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President
From: Granat Cake
To: All
Date Posted: 23:11:11 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 12-215-228-73.client.mchsi.com at 12.215.228.73

Message:
"You don't see even President Bush attacked with epithets in the most democratic country in the world. Americans criticise their President but they show respect for him."
You must not have been watching Keith Olberman's COUNTDOWN berating Bush every opportunity he gets.
Kabs, this overload bato is over the top en pass mark.


Subject: Re: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President
From: FuckpresidentKoroma
To: All
Date Posted: 16:12:47 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: fhmattury@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-5-0-4.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 24.5.0.4

Message:
Kabs, if you are working for your own press attache position, then you are doing a good job. If president Koroma does not respect himself, why should anyone respect him? you and president koroma should go to hell and stay there!


Subject: Re: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President
From: VPbuyHoseinNJ?
To: All
Date Posted: 14:19:49 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.58.198

Message:
So Kabs, did the VP buy a one-million dollar house in NJ? as reported by the NewPeople On-line paper?


Subject: Re: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President
From: kabs kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:28:49 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Foday Mansaray is ONE OF the No.1 mortgage bankers in New Jersey it is false and malicious.It is just one of the lies of the NEW PEOPLE.


Subject: Re: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 15:07:49 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
Reverend, are you saying that Foday Mansaray helped the Vice President buy this house?

I know the VP was into the diamond business before he became VP, so he must be quite loaded. Besides, in America, once one can pay a downpayment, you can afford a house with good credit. So I don't think this is a big deal.


Subject: Re: Advice : Criticise but let's respect our President
From: VPbuyHoseinNJ?
To: All
Date Posted: 14:37:56 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.58.198

Message:
No! No! I am asking about VP Sumana. Not Foday Mansaray. Please read the article again.


Subject: Saliam Koroma----Mende or What?
From: Kay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:20 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ems0202onesto13.gsu.edu at 131.96.58.146

Message:
Salia Koroma was born in Segbwema in Kailahun district. I always knew him as Salia Koroma. Do Mendes have Koromas?


Subject: Re: Saliam Koroma----Mende or What?
From: Tonyayei
To: All
Date Posted: 08:08:00 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dh212.public.mod.uk at 82.110.109.212

Message:
What are you trying to imply? Have you got an obssession with surnames or trying to open up a new "ology" department?
I advise you to read your history especially about the tribes of Sierra Leone and their origins or look at the wider picture of the realm of the free.


Subject: Re: Saliam Koroma----Mende or What?
From: yankuba kai-samba
To: All
Date Posted: 14:15:33 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: y020855@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: 82-45-184-233.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.184.233

Message:
Yes, mendes have Koroma, spelt same as koroma, from whatever tribe.


Subject: Re: Saliam Koroma----Mende or What?
From: Really? Really?
To: All
Date Posted: 16:28:48 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Really? Mendes have Koroma? I see why they also have Mandingo names like Sheku, Kallon etc.
It took me a long time to accept the fact that a Mende can be a Kallon. Kallon is a typical Mandingo name.
So Mendes have Koroma?


Subject: Re: Saliam Koroma----Mende or What?
From: Soyabondo
To: All
Date Posted: 17:11:21 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.136.42

Message:
Mende is a Mande language, just like Mandingo. Mendes like Sheriff,
Kamaras, Kannehs, Sesays, are mostly Madingos or Konyankas


Subject: Re: Saliam Koroma----Mende or What?
From: Salia im big grampikin
To: All
Date Posted: 04:50:01 04/10/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Salia nar mende-temne hybrid or a memne(meNDE TEmne) but the mende nar dem dae claim an all tem.


Subject: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: APC Must Respond
To: All
Date Posted: 12:38:00 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
I think our Vice President must respond immediately in order to clear the air. This is unsettling for some of us die-hard APC members who have risked our integrity to speak for and stand for change.

Please Mr. Foday, help clear the air immediately. Your telephone number is there. If that is correct, please confirm so I can call you.


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: So So Gate
To: All
Date Posted: 14:11:26 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.88.88.59

Message:
What do you expect from the APC Bunch?
1)Alpha Kanu allegedly involved in Pilgrimgate,airlinksgate and Healthdrugsgate.
2) Logus koroma allegedly involved in vouchergate and Kono-road-subscr1ptiongate
3) Tom Oballey Kargbo allegedly involved in selling of embassygate -------Gatecetera,Gatecetera

Don't you know that APC old and new alike own the championship as the ultimate Bombers of Corruption in Sierra leone?--------
So So Gate en chap chap!------Dem nor go taya


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:00:27 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.243.178.173

Message:
While I do not easily dismiss claims on curruption, I beg for Sierra Leoneans living in NJ to find out the locat1on of the alleged property of the VP. It is a huge task to accomplish as the Rogue New People failed to pinpoint the exact locat1on of the property since they had already been taken to the locat1on and were able to take pictures of the interior of the so-called house.

I also like to call on the New People to shed more light to this matter by disclosing the exact locat1on. Failing to do this will lead to the conclusion that, the Rogue New People are bent on destroying our country and the people.

Please all well meaning Sierra Leoneans living in the vicinity of NJ to find out the truth.


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 09:50:16 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
So So gate obviously there is a house, whether its some random house somewhere in Georgia or it is inded the VP's house. So is this really a claim so we can out the newspaper, or are you trying to hang the VP, not that you'd be wrong if he is buying a million dollar house with ill gotten gains.


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 22:23:26 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
I have read the story in the New People. I think they give the locat1on as Bridgewater in Somerset County, NJ. Where is that? Are there Sierra Leoneans there? We can cross check the information by checking real records. But the paper claims that he has not closed on the house.


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 00:56:38 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
This story contradicts itself. You can't say someone has bought a house they haven't closed on. There isn't a paper trail in terms of public records because this house is still being built and would likely still be in the name of the builder. I think this is a false story that the VP will have a difficult time dispoving because he would have to produce a non-existent paper trail to show he didn't buy a house he hasn't closed on. This is why I have an appreciation for countries that believe in public flogging. I makes one think twice before publishing stories that are illogical. I own the house that was referenced in the story too because I haven't closed on it either.


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:13:07 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Soliciting the services or a realtor and putting a down payment qualifies as intention to buy.. and waiting for the builder to complete construction before closing..

Its a simple question... DID YOU ALL NOT NOTICE THAT ITS A QUESTION....???????

Did pap Sam drop a few notes on a house and waiting construction for him to close..

Since he does nto hold a JOB in the US.. how is the house financed..
CASH...?


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 16:26:43 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
The article just seems like a bunch of crap. If the SL realtors were concerned enough to point this information out to the media, they should have provided the supporting documentation. People in the real estate industry have access to a lot more information than we do, so it should not have been a problem for them to supply the documentation to this media outlet. I just think it is irresponsible to put this kind of information out there about someone without any real evidence outside of what someone supposedly said. I have been the victim of SL gossip and I know first hand about what I refer to as the "black man story." The VP could have casually commented on how nice the homes were in Somerset and from there he may have now purchased a $1million house. The next time we read a story about this he will have a private jet and landing strip in his backyard.


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 17:48:29 04/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-194-213-250.hsd1.tx.comcast.net at 98.194.213.250

Message:
Erica:
I have read the New People story and I see that

1. It is question

2. The New people made an effort to get clarification from the APC NA PRO Mr. Foday mansaray. He did not respond.


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: Sanpha Olala Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:26:01 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: rosen_pclab18.esu.edu at 204.235.161.128

Message:
Hey,
Are accusations backed with fact?
Thanks Sanpha


Subject: Re: Vice President Buys House in New Jersey?
From: Salone Police
To: All
Date Posted: 14:48:24 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
Where is the original posting? Is this in New People, you said?


Subject: Who are the candidates rep. SLPP and PMDC for Freetown mayor
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 11:49:09 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.243.178.173

Message:
All I've heard so far is APC loyalists for Freetown Mayor ( courtsey of Awarenesstimes). I wonder if the two main opposition parties (SLPP and PMDC) have any interest at all in running Freetown.


Subject: Democratic Ideology
From: Sanpha Olala Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:47:17 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: rosen_pclab18.esu.edu at 204.235.161.128

Message:
Today the democratic ideology is in fact so pervasive that it has become easy to see mankind as having reached the end of ideological conflict. Eulogizing political equality, we readily assume that at least one ideal preoccupying previous generations of political thinkers -- the ideal of widespread popular participation in political processes -- has finally ceased to be controversial. Increasingly, we agree that men should participate in formulating whatever policies affect their lives -- at least to the extent that participation will not threaten political stability, orderly economic growth, and industrial development. And since men everywhere appear to want the large-scale industrial society (or at least the comforts it promises), the remaining political problems, so it would seem, are merely practical ones. They are problems not of principle but of social engineering. It becomes sufficient to engage in empirical inquiry, to ask how to attain a maximum of "democracy" without sacrificing the obvious benefits of industrialism.
The organizational characteristics of industrial society are widely accepted as "given"; they are assumed to lie in the very nature of industrialism, a manifestation of its inner logic. As a consequence, we are prepared to adapt ourselves and our beliefs to our industrial environment. In this paper I’ll try to look not on how industrialism might be geared to democratic ideals but rather how democratic ideals might be geared to industrialism.
Although one conception of democracy has emerged as dominant today, offering itself as the most realistic and least sentimental, its specific implications are not readily apparent.
Sanpha Kamara
Student IN PA USA


Subject: We don have to post here to make our voices heard
From: gossiper game
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:18 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 66.238.29.117.ptr.us.xo.net at 66.238.29.117

Message:
The game cocorioko is now playing on some people is to delete what ever they post in this forum. Is this a top down level order? Or is the moderator is now playing the "I don't like you" game?


Subject: Concepts and theory of Democracy
From: Sanpha Olala Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:06 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: rosen_pclab18.esu.edu at 204.235.161.128

Message:
Ideally, democracy must include among other important elements, civil liberties, rule of law, and accountability within a constitutional framework. One of the components of democracy highlighted are: “Cultural, ethnic, religious, and other minorities are not prohibited from expressing their interests in the political process or from speaking their language or practicing their culture” (Diamond, p.11). Democracy is a process, through which democratic forms come to be valued in them, even when faced with adverse substantive outcomes. Diamond describes democratic consolidation as “…the process of achieving broad and deep legitimization, such that all significant political actors, the elites and masses, believe that the democratic regime is right and appropriate for their society, better than any other realistic alternative they can imagine”(65). He understands democracy as a process of “….accumulation of legitimacy,” which implies generalized attitudes of elites, organizations, and mass public conforming to recognized democratic principles. The result is, in Diamond’s words, a “…normative commitment to democracy and behavioral compliance with its rules and limits” (68).
According to the renowned political scientist S.M.Lipset, democratic consolidation is
more difficult process in multicultural countries, especially where are group holds a position of hegemony. The reality and perceptions of uneven economic development and cultural division of labor that are used to try to justify hierarchy and access to resources lead to a disenchantment with democracy and, thus, erode its legitimacy. A particular process of democratic consolidation occurs in multicultural societies where the accumulation of legitimacy depends of the levels of inclusion/exclusion of ethnic minority groups. The wave of democratization in Latin America and Africa was one of the reasons for the broad indigenous mobilization because it opened spaces for opposition and facilitated mobilization around ethnic identities. Studies on democratic consolidation in Africa and Latin America, however, have not put enough emphasis on indigenous mobilization, which seeks the political recognition of indigenous populations within the new democratic institutions of each country.
By Sanpha Kamara
Graduate student @ East Stroudburg University
PA. USA


Subject: Re: Concepts and theory of Democracy
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:32:52 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-68-58.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.68.58

Message:
Greetings. Mr. Sanpha Olala Kamara I am highly impressed by your democratic mindset. But my question to you is, why has democracy failed in Africa?
You categorically stated that “Ideally, democracy must include among other important elements, civil liberties, rule of law, and accountability within a constitutional framework. One of the components of democracy highlighted are: “Cultural, ethnic, religious, and other minorities are not prohibited from expressing their interests in the political process or from speaking their language or practicing their culture.”

The freedom for a people to express themselves within the framework of the law can create a conducive atmosphere that can enable creativity, build self-esteem, self awareness and self-assertiveness. Moreover, it enhances independence, which we fought as a nation to achieve. However, this freedom has been denied most African people by one way or the other by either authorities or other civilians clamoring for recognition or position from political echelons?
Do you believe that a hold on individual freedom to free speech and free expression is a causative agent for the failure of democracy in Africa or is the lack of understanding and or the failure to recognize democratic practices by some governments and populace for fear of undermining their autonomy or chances that has leveraged the failure of democracy in Africa?


Subject: Re: Concepts and theory of Democracy
From: Sanpha Olala Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:05:48 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: rosen_pclab18.esu.edu at 204.235.161.128

Message:
Hey,
Question, I want to contribute in your commentary or opinion section when ever i could on issues that interest me. My interest is on the general theme of democracy that will attract debates and conversation in an educational way and not political.
Thanks Sanpha
Olalajunior@aol.com


Subject: Re: Concepts and theory of Democracy
From: sanpha Olala Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:41:22 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: rosen_pclab18.esu.edu at 204.235.161.128

Message:
Hello,
I'm just exercising my free time @ school, i found this process to be fun.


Subject: Conflict Of Interest in the Attorney General's Office
From: Attorney
To: All
Date Posted: 09:46:46 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS IN CONFLICT OF INTEREST CHARGE
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - Legal Source Close To Rafael Sanmarti

We are still investigating how and why Nigerian Guaranty Trust Bank froze the accounts of Kimax Company based on a letter from the chambers of Abdul Serry Kamal.

conflict of interest, no court order.

“This is an example of conflict of interest. The Attorney General should divest himself of any connection with his former legal chambers. In any case, only a court order is sufficient to freeze a company account. Guaranty Trust should know this” a lawyer for one of the affected parties, Rafael Sanmarti, a shareholder in Kimax told us.

Scrap Metal Deal
Sanmarti, a Spanish national, went into partnership with a Sierra Leonean, Thomas Taylor, to export scrap metal.
The sum of 166,000 euros ($200,000) was remitted to the account of Kimax, the new scrap metal exporter, late last year.

However another Spanish national, long resident in Sierra Leone, Jose Eladio Cuadros, apparently convinced his fellow countrymen to operate the Kimax Account at Guaranty Trust as a joint account.

Police Brought In
Eladio also reportedly; ‘lifted’ the sum of Le22 million from Sanmarti. When apprehended by police he was found with an unlicenced pistol and eighty rounds of ammunition.

Cladio’s lawyer wrote Guaranty Trust Bank earlier this month ‘withdrawing’ his involvement in the running of Kimax’s funds held in the bank. (see below)

Freeze On Funds
However the Chambers of Serry Kamal and Co has now written to Guaranty Trust ‘ordering’ a freeze on Kimax’s funds in the bank.
We were unable to get a copy of this letter as we went to press. Guaranty Trust officials were also keeping sealed lips on the matter.

No Right To Do So
“We will challenge this at the Supreme Court if necessary’, a legal source close to Rafael Sanmarti said.
“The Attorney General, like the Chief Justice before him, should not attempt to manipulate the legal system to serve the interests of his private legal practice” our source said.

March 5, 2008
Dear Sir,
Re: Foreign Account of Kimax Company Limited
I have been consulted and my services retained by Mr. Jose Eladio Cuadros, a signatory to the account of Kimax Company Limited and I act for and on his behalf.
My Client has instructed me to inform you that Mr. Rafael Espanol Sanmarti, a shareholder and Director of Kimax Company Limited should be the sole signatory to the account of Kimax Company Limited held at your Bank.

Additionally my Client would like you to know that he is not a shareholder of Kimax Company Limited and all decisions with regard to the operations of the company including its Bank Account held at your Bank should be taken by Mr. Rafael Espanol Sanmarti its Director.

In view of the above my Client has instructed me to kindly request a nullification of his instructions contained in my letter dated 13th February 2008.
I anticipate your highest consideration of my instructions.
Yours faithfully, Melron Nicol-Wilson.


Subject: Re: Conflict Of Interest in the Attorney General's Office
From: Chiefdom Elders
To: All
Date Posted: 10:41:14 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
"We are still investigating how and why Nigerian Guaranty Trust Bank froze the accounts of Kimax Company based on a letter from the chambers of Abdul Serry Kamal.

conflict of interest, NO COURT ORDER..."

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is called Solomon Berewaism !


Subject: Mayor Bankole Johnson Takes ‘Rebel Councillors’ To Court
From: Mayor
To: All
Date Posted: 09:40:12 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Peep

MAYOR BANKOLE JOHNSON TAKES ‘REBEL COUNCILLORS’ TO COURT FOR LIBEL
Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - Mayor vows to prosecute 25 ‘rebel’ councillors

FREETOWN CITY COUNCIL
Councillor Winstanley R. Bankole Johnson, J.P, C.O
Mayor of the Municipality of Freetown
3rd April, 2008

James, Blyden Jenkins-Johnston Esq;
Solicitors and Advocates,
Ayotunde Chambers,
Freetown.

Dear Sirs,

REQUEST FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION PURSUANT TO ACHIEVE REDRESS

In the line of civic duty, my personal and family names, reputation, pride, honour, dignity and integrity and the high level of confidence reponsed in me by His Excellency the President and the local and international community at large - including my potential to earn a decent and independent means of livelihood -stood extensively battered since 10th January, 2008 when what used to be a sustained spate of baseless, malicious and unproven libelous allegations against my otherwise credible and accountable administration as Mayor of the Freetown City Council crystallized into a series of aspersive publication sin the “Awareness Times” newspaper and internet site, and various other local print and electronic media to wit: tabloid publication and radio broadcasts.


The basis of the recent onslaught is a 19-point petition dated 9th January, 2008 addressed to the Hon. Minister of Local Government and purportedly signed by a total of twenty-five (25) disgruntled Councillors (but one of which is an outright forgery), who were passionately calling for my urgent removal from office under Sec. 12 (1) of the Local Government Act 2004.


As indicated in Para. 2 of my complaint letter dated 22nd February, 2008 to the Hon. Minister of Internal Affairs, Local Government and Rural Development, contrary to Sec. 12.5 of the said Act. I was not officially availed a copy of the said petition letter dated 9th January, 2008, and only knew about the contents from the “Awareness Times” publication and a meeting in the office of the Hon. Vice Prisident Sam Sumana on 10th January, 2008 on the mater. I have finally managed to access a copy as perattachment hereto.


Even though I have since 16th January, 2008 officially recussed myself from all Council activities in order to create an enabling environment for the Councillor-Petioners to proceed with their litigation, I have since 10th January been constrained from enjoying fundamental civic and constitutional rights and further deprived of all salaries, allowences and other pecuniary benefits due a Mayor such as supply of weekly fuel, cell phone top-up cards, settlement of all utility bills and vehicle maintenance costs, in addition to the withdrawal of my official driver and night security guards from my premises.

On the basis of the said petition letter dated 9th January, 2008, the due processes to be followed to remove a Mayor from office are as enshrined in Sec. 12 (1) (a) - (e) (excluding (f) and Sec. 12 (2) through sub-section (6).


Accordingly failure to have initiated or proceeded with the impeachment process within the limitation context of the Local Government Act per Sec. 12. (3) and (4) on teh basis of their said letter dated 9th January, 2008 requesting my “urgent removal” from office has since rendered any intention to petition void, useless and tantaount to an abuse of the due process of law.

It should be noted that in my forty-two months administration, significant inroads of profound and positive impact and benefits to Freetown in particular and Sierra Leone in general were made in the interntional fora. In addition to meeting and conferring honours and awards to one foreign head of state (Germany) and several otehr local dignitaries, I also become the first Sierra Leonean to be represented on the Board of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), which latter opportunity brought me into direct personal contracts with various heads of foreign governments or their representatives.

Some of those benefits and or commitments to assist develop Freetown in particular and Sierra Leone in general such as

. a personal GBP 3 million commitment by former Deputy British Prime Minister John Prescott to assit with reconstruction of the William Wilberforce Memorial Hall at a private meeting witnessed by Cllr. Gibril. I.B.Kanu - one of the petitioners

. a commitment by Hull City Council to provide two kidney dailysis machines plus two competent staff to train locals for a three-month period effective March, 2008

. a commitment by Cllr. Susan of Latrobe City in Melbourne, Australia to facilitate direct links between schools and hospitals in our two cities.

Apart from the visit by Cllr. Susan Lloyd, all other committed programmes have had to be aborted on account the cumulative negative impact of spurious, specious and unproven allegations of impropriety, mismanagement and abuse of office on my part, much to the detriment of our country.

I am desirous of reparing the extensive damange caused to my personal and family names, reputation, pride, honour, dignity and integrity and the high level of confidence reposed in my by H.E the President and within the local and international community at large including my potential to earn a decent and independent means of livelihood, and accordingly now hereby instruct that you commence with utmost urgency, an appropriate robust legal action to assist me achieve same through an injuction agaisnt all councillors whose names and specimen signature appear on the purported indictment letter to the Hon. Minister dated 9th January, 2008 as follows-:

1. Restricting them with immediate effect from making any further defamatory comments, publications or broadcast in the print and electronic media without clearance from a competent Court of Law, and to immediately publish and broadcast a suitable retraction and unqualified apology to me for malicious defamation, and to also pay an acceptable amount of money as damages for same.

2. Banning each and every one of them from contesting for any elective office or from holding any public office for which honesty, integrity and good character are pre-requisites for a period of five (5) years on account of having blatantly decieved the government and the Freetown electorate.
You are also requested simultaneously to seek an order mandamus for as follows-:

1. Compelling the Ag. Chief Aministrator of the Freetown City Council to restore all personal conforts accompanying my substantive status as Mayour of Freetown for the rest of my incumbency and to further reimburse all expenses personnally incurred by me to date on account of Council’s unauthorized and deliberate withdrawal of all such facilities.

2. Compelling the Ag. Chief Administrator of the Freetown City Council to avail me as a incumbent Councillor, copies of all Regular, Extra-ordinary and Emergency meetings as well as copies of all Recommendations from Council Committtees held between 2nd January, 2008 to date and until expiry of the current Freetown City Council administration.

3. Plus any other reliefs as appropriate and adquate under the law.
Highest considerations.
WINSTALEY.R.BANKOLE. JOHNSON


Subject: APC'S four decade of corruption & tribalism is troubling !
From: Chief in Exile
To: All
Date Posted: 07:57:14 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
SIERRA LEONE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC LEAGUE - Public Release Statement. - 20-11-07, 11:21 AM

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Public Release Statement.

19 November 2007.

KOROMA'S FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION: ANOTHER BETRAYAL OF
THE PEOPLE?

On Thursday 15 November, 2007, the people of Sierra
Leone saw another spectacle, a comedy of an inaugural
or investiture of a president for their country.
Interestingly the day also marked the independence
anniversary of the heroic people of Palestine.

We the leadership and members of Sierra Leone's only
truly democratic aggregation, Sierra Leone Peoples
Democratic League, PDL, are still trying to decipher
whether the gathering was really laying the foundation
of a truly democratic Sierra Leone or one of the many
smokescreens that the pliant media and their
manipulators in the State House try very hard to
convince the struggling people of our dear nation that
democracy has come and with it a guarantee of better
living conditions.
Or was the investiture one of those tricks regularly
played on the people as they are lulled into a false
sense of patriotism - flag and anthem democracy that
uses the right sound bites but behind it is a dark and
sinister plot to seek justification for the illegal
APC government in Freetown.

Our understanding was that Mr. Koroma had already been
introduced to the public as the New President and
Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic
of Sierra Leone, and on that basis he has been
operating-addressing Parliament, appointing ministers
and ambassadors, etc, etc

We of the Sierra Leone People's Democratic League
(PDL) are however waiting to know more about the
activities that took place on that eventful November
15 at the National Stadium in Freetown.

Though we do not agree with the new helmsman's
Koroma's effusions, we are very impressed with his
solemn promise to combat corruption in Sierra Leone.
We also agree with his observation that corruption has
eaten deep into both the social and political life of
the Sierra Leonean society. He agreed with that
corruption and moral turpitude was introduced in the
country's body polity by big party gurus of the same
APC (All People's Congress) that he now leads over
three and half decades ago.

We however disagree with him in toto his strategy of
exercising uprooting this evil. The PDL believes that
to tackle this social canker the root causes of the
menace must first be identified and tackled with
seriousness. As far as we are concerned its remote
causes lie in the rude tribalism and politics of
patronage that has become the byword in Sierra Leonean
politics. This has been the tool employed by the APC
and former SLPP government to oppress, marginalise,
degrade and dehumanise the Sierra Leonean nation.

This is clearly the case with the APC, a party that
espouses a strong pro-Limba ethnic hegemony in Sierra
Leone body polity since its formation more than Four
decades ago. In enforcing this primitive idea, no one
else, except a Limba man must lead that Party and be
its Presidential flag bearer in national elections.
This stupid idea has deprived the nation of the
services of a lot of her patriotic citizens many of
whom were brutally executed on trumped-up political
charges; some hacked to death with machetes for their
beliefs, and some persecuted and others hounded into
exile.

The attitude of the APC which Koroma now leads towards
dissenting views is well known; the party has a
dubious reputation and disdain for the right of Sierra
Leoneans to discuss alternative ways of governance;
and for pursuing policies of division and setting
different ethnic groups against each other. This can
be better understood if viewed against the
state-sponsored execution of Dr. Mohamed Sorie Forna
and fourteen others in 1974; execution of Brigadier
John Bangura and others in 1975; the hasty execution
of Francis Minnah, Gabriel Mohamed Tennyson Kai Kai
and others in 1989; the assassination of former
Governor of Central Bank of Sierra Leone, Samuel
Lansana Bangura in 1979; the brutal murder of the
founding father of the Sierra Leone People's
Democratic League (PDL), Dr. Claude Nelson Williams in
1989; the persecution of South-Easterners and more
during APC reigns in power and other horrific
incidents that are well known to Sierra Leoneans.

As the wise African adage posits, "when water is
polluted upstream, it is quite hopeless and futile to
attempt a clean up mid way or down stream.' That is
how we see the Koroma's government which is itself a
product of political corruption.
For Koroma and his APC to fight and win this war on
corruption then it must purge itself and start with
the current political arrangements that has created
what to all intents and purposes more of an oligarchic
state than a democratic institution.
Decentralisation of power and enthronement of the
principle of sovereignty of the people are necessary
to eliminate the power borne out of greed,
marginalisation, exclusion and disenfranchisement of
the masses.

If President Koroma's so-called war on corruption is
to succeed then he needs to answer a few questions,
these answers will inform the people how serious he is
in his so-called war on corruption. These questions
are:

. The sale of the Star of Sierra Leone diamond in 1973
by the APC.

. What happened to the Bumbuna Electric Hydro Power
fifteen years before the war, and after its
commissioned by APC.

. The missing two shiploads of fertilizer meant to
develop agriculture in the country in 1976.

. The closure of the Sierra Leonean Railway and the
dearth of its infrastructure.

. The eight hundred million dollars said to have been
spent for hosting the former Organisation of African
Unity (OAU) in 1980, by the APC.

. The Haja Dordoh Rice gate scandal in 1979

. The Vouchergate, Squander gate and money-laundering
cases in 1982.

. The rice-con scandals involving the former
Parliamentary Wives Association and the Akutay Limba
Club in the mid 1980s.

. The whereabouts of all the loans that have been
contracted from the World Bank and the IMF in the last
thirty-five years.

. The status of the Sierra Leone Oil Refinery in
Freetown; whether its still owned by Sierra Leone or
the late Sani Abacha's family in Nigeria.

Clear and convincing answers to these questions will
determine whether Koroma is serious in the fight
against corruption or we conclude that everything he
said on November 15 was just soapbox political talk
meant to fool Sierra Leoneans once more.

We will however hold him to the promises he made to
Sierra Leoneans, that is our God-given right. We
remain unshaken in our belief that true freedom will
only come to Sierra Leone when the only true
grassroots party eventually takes over.

The struggle continues and victory is certain.

Long live PDL, Long live Sierra Leone. (LONG LIVE THE "CHIEF IN EXILE"!)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"I had nothing against the emerging Limba group because, (to be totally honest), I personally gained from their nepotistic practices by getting a foreign scholarship ahead of more deserving Sierra Leoneans simply because of my connections to the Limba inner circle. I will not name names because some of the people are family members who are my benefactors. But let us focus on Ernest Koroma..." (Dr Saidu Turay


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Subject: Re: APC'S four decade of corruption & tribalism is troubling !
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 09:34:48 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
You are still living in the past!

By the way who says EBK is a limba when it is only his mom that is limba? Does it mean that if your mom is a susu and your dad a mende even though you were born in mende line you will still be considered a susu?
Please some historical research and learn for your own good.


Subject: Re: APC'S four decade of corruption & tribalism is troubling !
From: Chief in Exile
To: All
Date Posted: 09:51:08 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"You are still living in the past...! (Pedro Da Cintra)

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If we do not learn from the past(from history, that is) we will make the same mistakes again.

...And in medicine, we say," the Risk of something happening, is A HISTORY of that thing...e.g., the Risk for stroke is a history of stroke; the risk for heart attack is a history of it; the risk for prostitution is a history of prostitution; the risk to steal, is a history of stealing; the risk for using the "seditious-libel law", is a history of using this law; the risk for APC engaging in TRIBALISM AND CORRUPTION is a history of tribalism and corruption BY THE APC...NEED I SAY MORE?


Subject: We the deserving ones Never got A scholarship";I was robbed!
From: Charles Curtis-Thomas, MD
To: All
Date Posted: 06:33:25 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-232-169.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.143.232.169

Message:
"...I had nothing against the emerging Limba group because, (to be totally honest), I personally gained from their nepotistic practices by getting a foreign scholarship ahead of more deserving Sierra Leoneans simply because of my connections to the Limba inner circle. I will not name names because some of the people are family members who are my benefactors. But let us focus on Ernest Koroma." (Dr. Saidu Turay)


Subject: Leigh and Kabba, Lair vs Lair
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 07:22:47 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-154-251-40.range86-154.btcentralplus.com at 86.154.251.40

Message:
"(b) Kabbah himself told me in 2001 that he sacked Margai when Margai threatened to resign if Kabbah does not select him as his 2002 running mate." JL

"Response: I am not suprised because Kabbah has never said anything truthful. But to put the records straight, Kabbah did not sack Margai. Margai resigned, unlike John Leigh who allowed himself to be rubbished and humiliated. If you are not full of hatred for Margai you would have realized since that Margai resigned at a time when you were bootlicking Kabbah and Berewa. Shame!
You may want to cross-check with Kabbah whether he actually sacked Margai." Bonthe Pikin"


Bonthe Pikin,

You have just exposed this lying creep once again. Why should we believe a THIEF who told us in an enquiry that arata dem eat 30.000 bags of rice. Or Leigh, a man who said that he is not only corrupt but he can also be bought at a given price. A LAIR who told a FIB about a house that was never built by his dad in Bo kormende.They are both lairs. Like you rightly said Margai resigned and later challenged Kabba for the slpp leadership. He even took the slpp party to court when that ungrateful and unelectable sycophant Prince Harding the boy who told this very Lying Leigh to shut it, sit down or go home at a convention in Bo. Said that Margai was not a registered slpp member even when the slpp was collecting money from him every month as his monthly contribution. Leigh knows ALL this but because of his jealousy and hate, and with this

"Final Round. Whilst Leigh is now fighting Alpha Saidu Bangura on this forum, about who should lead the rudderless slpp in north America. Margai is back home playing squash, tennis and badminton with our President. And running things by remote control. With 10 MPs 4 CABINET MINISTERS and 2 DEPUTIES under his belt. With a lot more to come because of the good working relationship between himself and the apc, things can only get better."

He will say anything to discredit margai, he will even adopt the Tyson pattern by trying to bite Charles's head off. Shame! My dislike for this sad old bag has nothing to do with his love for his slpp. I detest him because of his disrespect to his fellow countrymen when he referred to them as LOW GRADE SAN SAN HUMAN BEINGS simply because they were supporting Margai.

And hear him with his "One of the good people he notoriously sacked, prosecuted and jailed is now the SLPP elected leader in Parliament."

You call slpp Momoh Pujeh a good person, No wonder the slpp party members are calling him useless, corrupt and a convicted criminal. Am not surprise at you because even Kabba, a discredited civil servant was once a good person in your book before he gave you the BOOT. You say you are not fighting anyone here. Well, tell us again what you told Mr. Alpha Saidu Bangura about Mr. Mathew Magoa when Saidu referred to him as the legitimate leader of the slpp north America.

Man nar sweh you get? all the man dem wae you dae diss dae win some sort of an election, You cuss Margai, ee win ten seats, you cuss Magao slpp select am for run for chairmanship. diplomatic job oh, dem sack you, you go conbention back oh, you nor get natin, den tell you for go back oosai you komot. And you think you are in Margais league?

From your post we know that you were sacked. But all you can tell us about Margai's resignation is waetin you sae kabba tell you. And why should we believe either of you LAIR vs LAIR. John Ernest Leigh the slpp joke/WATER carrier will never be a match for Charles Margai the leader a of political party, NEVER!


Subject: Re:Margai/Kabbah/Leigh Disagree
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:27:30 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
OK, let's agree to disagree. As for me, I really do not have the time or interest to reharsh old allegations and arguments. Let's go our separate ways forever. Thank you & goodbye. - JL


Subject: Re:Margai/Kabbah/Leigh Disagree
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 10:36:42 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
A very brilliant response, Hon. John Leigh !


Subject: So...Harry Yassaneh Murderers got away? AAAAH SLPP!
From: Charles Curtis-Thomas, MD
To: All
Date Posted: 06:21:16 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"According to For Di People, The Exclusive, The New Citizen, and The New Storm, Lawyer representing the Sierra Leone Association of Journalist (SLAJ) and family of the late editor of For Di People Harry Yassaneh in the ongoing coroner’s inquest at a Freetown Court have charged the suspended local unit Sierra Leone Police Commander that was supposed to speedily investigated the matter, of recklessness and criminal negligence for his failure to investigate and charge to court for assault as reported to him by the late editor.

Lawyer JB Jenkins-Johnston told Supt. Kalia Sesay that the reason why he has been suspended was because he did not investigate the matter and did not want to though he had all the statements before him, therefore he was putting to him that “he showed complete recklessness and criminal negligence on the entire matter.” (


Subject: If True, then Ernest Koroma is a dangerous crook!
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 05:48:37 04/08/08 ()
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Message:
Ernest Koroma: Beneficiary of Corruption & Intrigues in Sierra Leone or a centurion for an old APC clique?

By Saidu B. Turay, Ph.D (USA)
Aug 3, 2007, 20:39


I consider myself a member of the APC, and I still believe in the core ideals of the APC. But I do not believe in a leadership that continues to deceive the people of Sierra Leone with pretences that he is unblemished. I also do not believe that the APC leadership should make grand promises which it knows it will not fulfill in four years.

For this reason, I consider in this article, some particulars about the background of APC leader, Ernest Koroma who is, coincidentally, my second cousin from my mother’s side and who also taught me at St Francis in 1976-77. I do this because I believe that honor resides in how a person presents his/her integrity.

Ernest Koroma has been going around telling people that he is unblemished, he is new, and he is a successful business man. But the facts are that he is not new, he is as blemished as the rest of the foul lot, and he has gained ascendancy in the APC because of intrigue, manipulation, and intimidation. For me, Ernest Koroma lacks credibility, and cannot be entrusted with the leadership of that country at this time.

A Murky Background of Intrigue: RITCORP and Jamil Sahid Mohamed

I was a solid admirer of the young and smartly dressed Ernest Bai Koroma when he had just graduated from Fourah Bay College at the stunning young age of 23 and teaching us at St. Francis. But beneath that veneer of decency, I was soon to discover a murky underworld of personal indiscretions and compromised integrity.

I will not speak about his personal life because there are way too many dirty things to reveal and my purpose here is to focus on Ernest Koroma, the politician.

This was 1977 – the year of radical student militancy against the corrupt and dictatorial excesses of the APC. But that was the year that Ernest Koroma opted to cozy up to the APC leadership that was looking for its next generation of leadership praetorians that would protect the dastardly legacies of the corruption, bad governance, and the mass executions of some of the best northern Themne intellectuals and leaders like in Dr. Sorie Forna, Bash Taqi, Brigadier John Bangura, and several others, as well as the flight into exile of Dr. Karefa Smart.

Just after these pogroms, Ernest Bai Koroma, my cousin, voluntarily joined the APC and was drawn into an emerging Limba inner circle from the Bombali area. This special interest group which would later wreck the APC and Sierra Leone was to later become the “e-i-kute.”

I had nothing against the emerging Limba group because, (to be totally honest), I personally gained from their nepotistic practices by getting a foreign scholarship ahead of more deserving Sierra Leoneans simply because of my connections to the Limba inner circle. I will not name names because some of the people are family members who are my benefactors. But let us focus on Ernest Koroma.

For the APC, 1977-1978 was a period of political consolidation in Sierra Leone. Siaka Stevens had removed foreign oversight of the Sierra Leone economy, declared Sierra Leone a one-party state, and indiscriminately used the Internal Security Unit (ISU) paramilitary force to bludgeon all opposition into submission. In the face of all of this, Ernest Koroma quietly joined Siaka Steven’s maniacally destructive political project.

At this time, Siaka Stevens and Jamil Sahid Mohamed were looking to establish a Sierra Leonean hold on economic interests like the fisheries, diamond mines etc. This is when the young, impressionable Ernest Koroma was recruited with the traditional APC largesse of a managerial position in RITCORP. As Jamil Sahid’s personal protégé, he was used by the APC to displace the Indian chief executive of RITCORP.

It is credibly alleged that he cooked financial books to not reflect the large payments he made into Jamil Sahid Mohamed’s personal accounts at various banks that I will not name here. For Ernest Koroma’s alleged dishonest services, Jamil Sahid and Siaka Stevens replaced the Indian owners of RITCORP and promoted Ernest Koroma.

But this Jamil Sahid honeymoon would not last. Ernest Koroma was again at his manipulative best. With the ascendancy of Major General Momoh, the ekutay clan in which Ernest Koroma was a prominent member had started placing a stranglehold on political power at the expense of the Themne constituency of SI Koroma that had sacrificed most to keep the APC in power. Well, what did we expect?

Ernest Koroma was to continue this later when he totally sidelined and excluded Themnes from prominence in the APC even having the gall to appoint an unknown young man from Kono in spite of advice from the Themne leaders of the APC (who I will not name here). I was privy to some of those conversations here in the USA when Ernest Koroma was here on tour.

I am a family member of the late Dr. A.K. Turay whose silence or contemptuous laughter about Ernest Koroma always said a million words. He never trusted Ernest Koroma, and he would always say that Ernest Koroma is more destructive for the APC than anything.

Having captured political power in 1985, the Limba core set about installing the Limba praetorian guard in strategic places. One area of wealth gathering was the Risk insurance and management business at RITCORP. The Limba core wasted no time in displacing Jamil Sahid Mohamed and even framing him with a coup plot.

There is reason to believe that Ernest Koroma was aware of this set-up, and he benefited from it by being appointed overall boss at RITCORP. The idea had been that with Jamil Sahid out of the way, proceeds would be shared among the three key parties – who I will not name in this article because two have passed away, and one of them is a close family member.

With this history of aligning his loyalties with cliques and special interest groups, I was not surprised to hear complaints from Mr Adikali Kamara and other APC bigwigs like Uncle Birch Conteh, Uncle Eddie Turay, Uncle Yambasu, and others that Ernest Koroma had tried to use his supposed clean boy image to illegally appoint a National Advisory Council that would rubber-stamp his leadership. This is APC at its worst. This smiling con-man who hides behind the veil of decency has been neck-deep in dirty APC politics since he graduated from college and has gained from the corruption, bad leadership, and malaise that resulted in a brutal civil war. This man was part of that group that brought our country to its knees. How he can present himself as clean just beats my imagination.

He is either assuming that Sierra Leoneans are very gullible. No wonder Dr. AKT refused to re-join the APC after he returned from exile in London. He knew Ernest Koroma very well, but could never trust him. The senior APC leadership has simply buried the hatchet, but they do not trust Ernest Koroma and his rhetoric.

The man has just recently shown his hand again by appointing an unknown running mate who cannot even sing the APC party song very well. Ernest Koroma’s ungratefulness and lack of integrity shine through that again. He completely ignored those who have committed their entire lives to working for the APC for someone who is alleged to have bribed him on behalf of a foreign mining company.

Well, fellow countrymen, THE DANGER BEGINS ON AUGUST 11 IF YOU ELECT ERNEST KOROMA.


Subject: Re: If True, then Ernest Koroma is a dangerous crook!
From: Town Crier
To: All
Date Posted: 14:20:49 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.208.251.22

Message:
The poster makes no claims to decency and admits that he benefited from the nepotism and cronyism that was the order of the day and remains in place today.

The issue at hand is whether the President can debunk the allegations being levied against him. Everyone knows that the events described are similar to the modus operandi of the APC in their time in power, so just saying that this is not true or has some elements of truth in it is like saying Sierra Leone under APC was a democracy.

If the writer is serious about outing the past "activities" of the President, he should not hold back on the details, but be prepared to come out with evidence or witnesses backing his claims. Doing so against a man who is now President of our country with the vast resources of the country at his disposal can be a life changing moment and takes a lot of galls and courage.

Either way, we all know that Ernest Koroma is not the clean and guiltless gentleman he and his supporters portray him to be politically and personally and should not be surprised if allegations like these surface about him. It is just reckless to embrace or dismiss them without proper investigation or verifications of the facts.


Subject: Re: If True, then Ernest Koroma is a dangerous crook!
From: Always Corrupt
To: All
Date Posted: 12:54:30 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ems0202onesto13.gsu.edu at 131.96.58.146

Message:
At least this is not Bra Enviable. This is coming from the apc itself.


Subject: Re: If True, then Ernest Koroma is a dangerous crook!
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:47 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Obviously there must be a purpose to the posting of this crap on the site. Are you having past dreams relived.


Subject: Re: If True, then Ernest Koroma is a dangerous crook!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 08:34:18 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.100.62

Message:
If you cannot substantiate your claims, please keep them to yourself and stop confusing people. You deliberately opted not to mention names of your perceived crooks, and that made you the worst crook.

The quote below have so far exornerated the president as what he has done in just 6 months clearly showed that you are part of PHD gang aimed at destroying good people simply because they refused to dance to your tune.

......' I am a family member of the late Dr. A.K. Turay whose silence or contemptuous laughter about Ernest Koroma always said a million words. He never trusted Ernest Koroma, and he would always say that Ernest Koroma is more destructive for the APC than anything.'....

Dr. AKT is one of those old APC baracudas who uses the influence of SABANOH to oppress others. You claimed to be a close relative of Dr. AKT no wonder you were offered scholarship to study abroad when those of us who deserves but have no ties with the likes of AKT, Eddie Turay, Lamin Sidique and chief Dura could not smell an offer of scholarship.

The fact that EBK proved to possess a trait of honesty has earned him enemies of progress like you. Me man, we'll no longer go back to those days of only "who you know and not what you know"

And yes EBK is fit to be the leader of our country and he's.


Subject: Re: If True, then Ernest Koroma is a dangerous crook!
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 07:45:53 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-154-251-40.range86-154.btcentralplus.com at 86.154.251.40

Message:
This smiling con-man who hides behind the veil of decency has been neck-deep in dirty APC politics since he graduated from college and has gained from the corruption, bad leadership, and malaise that resulted in a brutal civil war. This man was part of that group that brought our country to its knees.


Ha! ROGUE TRADER.


Subject: African farmers...
From: Daily Alert
To: All
Date Posted: 04:15:47 04/08/08 ()
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African farmers are missing out on a global boom in demand for meat products because of out-of-date international regulations.

New research suggests practical options to unlock the potential of the southern African livestock industry and help millions lift themselves out of poverty through trade.

These new “win-win” options for livestock standards and market access would allow farmers to export safe, high quality products to lucrative international markets without increasing the risk of spreading animal disease, such as foot-and mouth.

The African Union is among the top level bodies preparing to make crucial decisions about the livestock sector. But practical options that respond to dynamic change in the global meat industry, market access requirements and disease control have been lacking, until now.

Ahmadu Babagana, Director for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission said of the new research:

“If the global policy commitments to support Africa’s development are to become real, the international community must understand the potential of new product standards to increase market access for developing countries without increasing risks. This requires renewed commitments from governments and a review of international standard-setting policies.

“If this is done, huge potentials could open up for Africa, particularly southern Africa, attracting new markets and trading partners, private investment for new production technologies and the provision of ethically produced and sourced foods to niche markets. At the African Union, we see a rethink of policies towards livestock production, disease management and control and trade as central to such efforts.”

Over the past 18 months, studies in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe have investigated the economic, social and political trade-offs of different scenarios for gaining market access and controlling livestock disease. The research recommends a range of options that can be mixed and matched to support the beef industry, instead of a one-size-fits-all solution for every country.

Options for market access include: trade with the European Union; direct exports to large retailers; export to emerging markets, particularly Asia; regional trade in southern Africa and domestic urban and rural markets. They can be combined with practical disease control options and a more integrated and coordinated approach at regional level.

For example, current European-led ‘zero-tolerance’ standards insist on disease-free regions, but are too costly and impractical for poor farmers to put in place. Instead, the new research advocates options based on the safety, quality and processing of meat products. Milk, butter, cheese and deboned beef can be traded safely if processing methods are effectively regulated instead of the country’s disease status.

Over-reliance on old colonial trading networks means rapidly growing new markets are being ignored. Demand for meat products is soaring, particularly in China where annual consumption of meat has risen from an average of 20kg/person to 50kg/person since 1985. While global meat and milk production set to double by 2050, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

But massive growth in industrialised production from Brazil and China (for meat) and India (for milk), coupled with Latin America’s superior regional co-ordination and market intelligence, is far outweighing anything Africa can offer: African countries contribute just 2% of global trade in livestock products. Each year Africa imports US$2.2billion more livestock products than it exports, and this deficit is increasing.

This new research advocates a more joined-up approach, linking regional and governmental support to private sector initiatives. Africa has been poor at negotiating trade standards with international bodies such as the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and European Union. A proper place at the table is needed, and needed now.

Unless changes are urgently made, southern Africa risks missing out on the opportunity to benefit from the global ‘livestock revolution’ and farmers will lose the chance to trade their way out of poverty.

“A major policy rethink is needed. If the full benefits of the ‘livestock revolution’ are to be captured in southern Africa, new responses and capacities must be developed and inappropriate and out-dated policies must be abandoned,” said research co-ordinator Professor Ian Scoones of the Institute of Development Studies, UK.


Subject: Alzheimer disease
From: Daily Alert
To: All
Date Posted: 04:10:31 04/08/08 ()
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Message:
A coffee with your doughnut could protect against Alzheimer's disease

A daily dose of caffeine blocks the disruptive effects of high cholesterol that scientists have linked to Alzheimer's disease. A study in the open access publication, Journal of Neuroinflammation revealed that caffeine equivalent to just one cup of coffee a day could protect the blood-brain barrier (BBB) from damage that occurred with a high-fat diet.

The BBB protects the central nervous system from the rest of the body's circulation, providing the brain with its own regulated microenvironment. Previous studies have shown that high levels of cholesterol break down the BBB which can then no longer protect the central nervous system from the damage caused by blood borne contamination. BBB leakage occurs in a variety of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

In this study, researchers from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences gave rabbits 3 mg caffeine each day – the equivalent of a daily cup of coffee for an average-sized person. The rabbits were fed a cholesterol-enriched diet during this time.

After 12 weeks a number of laboratory tests showed that the BBB was significantly more intact in rabbits receiving a daily dose of caffeine.

“Caffeine appears to block several of the disruptive effects of cholesterol that make the blood-brain barrier leaky,” says Jonathan Geiger, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “High levels of cholesterol are a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, perhaps by compromising the protective nature of the blood-brain barrier. For the first time we have shown that chronic ingestion of caffeine protects the BBB from cholesterol-induced leakage.”

Caffeine appears to protect BBB breakdown by maintaining the expression levels of tight junction proteins. These proteins bind the cells of the BBB tightly to each other to stop unwanted molecules crossing into the central nervous system.

The findings confirm and extend results from other studies showing that caffeine intake protects against memory loss in aging and in Alzheimer’s disease.

“Caffeine is a safe and readily available drug and its ability to stabilise the blood-brain barrier means it could have an important part to play in therapies against neurological disorders,” says Geiger.


Subject: Vaccine for Ebola
From: Society for General Microbiology
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Date Posted: 04:04:33 04/08/08 ()
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One of the world’s deadliest diseases, caused by the Ebola virus, may finally be preventable thanks to US and Canadian researchers, who have successfully tested several Ebola vaccines in primates and are now looking to adapt them for human use.

Dr Anthony Sanchez, from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia is presenting an overview of Ebola vaccine development today (Monday 31 March 2008) at the Society for General Microbiology’s 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

“The biothreat posed by Ebola virus cannot be overlooked. We are seeing more and more naturally occurring human outbreaks of this deadly disease. With worldwide air travel and tourism the virus can now be transported to and from remote regions of the world. And it has huge potential as a possible weapon of bioterrorism”, says Dr Sanchez. “We desperately need a protective vaccine”.

So far, there have been over 1500 cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in humans. Illness starts abruptly and symptoms include fever, headache, sore throat, weakness, joint and muscle aches, diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach pain. A rash, red eyes and bleeding may also occur. Ebola haemorrhagic fever can have a mortality rate of around 90% in humans.

Because Ebola virus is so dangerous, producing and testing a vaccine is extremely challenging for the scientists. One significant factor slowing down progress has been that there are only a very limited number of high containment facilities with staff capable and authorised to conduct the research.

“Ebola virus is a Biosafety Level 4 threat, along with many other haemorrhagic fever viruses”, says Dr Sanchez. “As well as the difficulty in getting the right staff and facilities, vaccines for viruses like Ebola, Marburg and Lassa fever have been difficult to produce because simple ‘killed’ viruses that just trigger an antibody response from the blood are not effective. For these viruses we need to get a cell-mediated response, which involves our bodies producing killer T-cells before immunity is strong enough to prevent or clear an infection.”

The researchers have now used several different recombinant DNA techniques, which have allowed them to trigger a cell-mediated response and produce a vaccine that is effective in non-human primates. One of the candidate vaccines is about to be tested on people for the first time, after entering Phase 1 clinical trials in autumn 2006.

“Ebola virus infection of humans can be highly lethal but monkeys rarely survive the infection and have been very useful as animal models. Ebola vaccine trials using nonhuman primates have provided unambiguous results and have allowed the development of protective vaccines to progress rapidly”, says Dr Sanchez. “Successful human trials will mean that we can vaccinate healthcare workers and other key personnel during outbreaks of Ebola haemorrhagic fever, helping us to protect their lives and control the spread of the disease”.

The US team hopes that the findings from their studies will provide important insights that will improve or accelerate the future development of vaccines for other haemorrhagic fever viruses like Marburg virus, and agents such as HIV and avian influenza.


Subject: Koroma's Vision for Sierra Leone
From: tamba moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 03:39:26 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

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"Mr. Bai Koroma has a simple but highly effective and meaningful vision for Sierra Leone. He plans to serve all Sierra Leoneans, local, regional and international regardless of ethnicity, party affiliation and devoid of regional preference, providing a safe and stable environment for individuals and families to prosper."

EBK does not practise what he preaches...He most of the time speaks from the other side of his Mouth...The above quote is a case in point...Everything in the above is mere hot air and soundbite for his most ardent and blind supporters..

"He plans to serve all Sierra Leoneans, local, regional and international regardless of ethnicity, party affiliation and devoid of regional preference" Does he now? I beg to differ--the manner of hire and fire is in sharp contrast with these pronouncements.


Subject: Re: Koroma's Vision for Sierra Leone
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 08:44:46 04/08/08 ()
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"the manner of hire and fire is in sharp contrast with these pronouncements."

Tamba, in democracy their are consequencies if you slip up. Today's Sierra Leone, there're too many expectations from the people so if one fail to select the correct team that can meet one's aspirations then one is doomed to fail.

What will you say about the past government's cabinet? or is it ok for the SLPP to select mainly those they trust but not for the APC?. My brother, we must move on from these theories of northernization and focus on development. So far, the government is doing well, better than the past government's 11 years tenure.


Subject: Re: Koroma's Vision for Sierra Leone
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 14:46:02 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
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Eddie,
The reason why people are talking about president Koroma's northern based cabinet is because he was always falsely accusing the SLPP for practicing tribalism. What sense does it make , when you were falsely accusing your opponent of doing something wrong, then as soon as you are given the chance to rule, you started doing the same wrong thing.
It makes no sense for president Koroma to assure our people that he will fight against corruption, then he immediately appointed a team that is made of people( for example, Kemoh Sesay, Alpha Kanu and the new chief immigration officer, Alpha Kolifa Koroma) who have public records to clearly show that they were properly involved in acts of dishonesty.
No reasonable person will tell us that the president wants to fight corruption with a team of some corrupt leaders.
With respect, I call on president Ernest Koroma to be honest and up front with his people.
The president will not maintain his respect by saying one good thing today and does the opposite tomorrow.
He must always match his words and his actions.


Subject: Re: Koroma's Vision for Sierra Leone
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 15:19:05 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
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Saidu,
One problem facing us Sierra Leoneans is the inability to identify our identities. I'm not defending the president because I support the APC, but because many people who're theorizing the so-called NORTHERNIZATION do so only based on surnames but not where they actually come from. We mustn't forget that for decades now we've established inter-marriages all over Sierra Leone. calling someone a northerner simply because his last name is kamara and not gbakaima or vamboi is complete injustice. And remember, Injustice anywhere is a great threat to justice everywhere. On the other claims you're making, well you may be right but can you really corroborate these? the public will be very interested in knowing the truth.

"It makes no sense for president Koroma to assure our people that he will fight against corruption, then he immediately appointed a team that is made of people( for example, Kemoh Sesay, Alpha Kanu and the new chief immigration officer, Alpha Kolifa Koroma) who have public records to clearly show that they were properly involved in acts of dishonesty.
No reasonable person will tell us that the president wants to fight corruption with a team of some corrupt leaders."


Subject: Re: Koroma's Vision for Sierra Leone
From: Soriba
To: All
Date Posted: 06:36:43 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
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H.E. Dr EBK must face the usual attacks launched to any ruler that takes the reigns of any state in Africa.

However, the blames some of us tend to cast against any of our leaders should have objective bearings, not just for blame sake. We all know and see what happens to democratically elected government in the west. The elected president or prime minister always picks his men and women to run the state. Can that be applied in Africa? To me, I said, 'NO !' because Pa Koroma will be termed as a regionalist or a partisan. But I also believe he has the full right to choose his able and competent men and women to run his government successfully in the interest of the nation.


Subject: Re: Koroma's Vision for Sierra Leone
From: Sanpha Olala Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:17:30 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: rosen_pclab18.esu.edu at 204.235.161.128

Message:
Hey,
I found myself reading more of your papers now since you wrote the follow up to my piece "Does Democracy Require Foundation" ? You seem to be very strong in your beliefs, support and passionate in your writings. But i also want you to know a strong and active opposition bring the best out of any government. Keep the good work this is very educational and good for the country.
Thanks Sanpha Kamara


Subject: Re: Koroma's Vision for Sierra Leone
From: Mensa
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Date Posted: 02:54:06 04/09/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
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Message:
Brother Sanpha, Your comments are well noted and taken in good faith. Thanks.


Subject: Re: Koroma's Vision for Sierra Leone
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:27:25 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
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Very true brother Soriba. Tamba Moiwo appears to be confusing between 'serving the country" and "choosing a cabinet"! EBK's pledge to serve indiscriminately was directed to the people and we believe he is out to honour that pledge. But his choice of ministers didn't feature in that pledge because it's a presidential mandate that has to do with trust, confidence, loyalty, dedication, patroitism etc. Above all, there's always the possibility of a quality re-shuffle down the line, and the refreshing of administrative ideas. So what's the haste in judgement when enough time hasn't been given to assessment! The motive would have to be an ulterior one!


Subject: In Response to John Leigh
From: Bonthe Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 02:38:43 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: bontilaynga@gmail.com
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e) I am told that Margai boasted in Kenema in the fall of 2005 after the Makeni conBention that I will be joining pmdc and contributing 12 SUVs to his campaign. Would he have considered such a contribution as a bribe for an appointment had he won the presidency?

Response: Bra John you? You heard that in 2005 and never spoke a word of it until date? You? Bra John take it easy. Where on earth would Margai expect you to get the money to buy 12 SUVs? Stop making good of yourself.

(f) Do you think I, John Ernest Leigh, will ever serve under Margai even if I bribe him?

Response: I have no reason to believe that you'll not serve under Margai if given the opportunity. You are an opportunist, full stop. You did not support Berewa because you believed in him, you supported him simply because you wanted to serve him after all you said about him. What more do you want us to believe?


(b) Kabbah himself told me in 2001 that he sacked Margai when Margai threatened to resign if Kabbah does not select him as his 2002 running mate. Whether Kabba's decision to sack margai is disgracefully or not is irrelevant. Africa is full of bad leaders and bad ministers.

Response: I am not suprised because Kabbah has never said anything truthful. But to put the records straight, Kabbah did not sack Margai. Margai resigned, unlike John Leigh who allowed himself to be rubbished and humiliated. If you are not full of hatred for Margai you would have realized since that Margai resigned at a time when you were bootlicking Kabbah and Berewa. Shame!
You may want to cross-check with Kabbah whether he actually sacked Margai.


Subject: Re: In Response to John Leigh
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:38:28 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
1. For your info, whatever I wrote about Margai yesterday, I have written several times prior in this very forum.

2. I supported VP Berewa in 2007 because of my committment to party unity. I did not want to split my party.

3. I am not interested in exchanging postings with you re Kabbah's record. In fact, I have no further interest in reharshing old disputes. Suffice to say, Margai and I have vastly different cultures and records. He should never have sought to recruit me to his organization. Goodbye. - JL



Subject: Interview with VP
From: great interview
To: All
Date Posted: 01:25:40 04/08/08 ()
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Kabs Kanu, I enjoy your interview with the VP and most importantly your last question about the disabled. These are the most forgetting section of out population. Thankfully other Sierra Leonean organizations like ASLAZ has taken the initiatives to help the disabled. I hope others will pay close attention in helping them. Check out their website @ www.aslazorg.com


Subject: In defence of Hon. John Leigh, I support Rev. Kabs-Kanu
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 22:58:08 04/07/08 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
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Subject: In Defence of John Ernest Leigh

From: Rev. Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-Kanu

Date Posted: 07:58:25 06/05/06 ()

Long time ago, a philosopher went through the city of Athens with a lamp looking for one honest man. He search houses , closets and under beds but he found not a single honest man. If one were to do the same today in Sierra Leone, he would find not a single honest man. All he would find are rascals and rogues.

Given this pitiful scenerio, I will not sit down and allow others to destroy one of the few honest and sincere men we have in our nation.

Our country has so many rascals and criminals and so few honest men that we must protect the honest ones from being sullied by political demagogues.

John Ernest Leigh may have his faults ( And who doesn't ). If God had found one righteous man in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, he would not have sent fire to consume those twin cities. If man was righteous, there would have been no need for Jesus Christ to come on earth.

We are making a serious error on this forum by amplifying John Leigh's mistakes at the expense of the exemplary character that the man possesses . John may be all you guys are saying but he stands out as one of the few sincere, honest and credible men we have aspiring for power in Sierra Leone. John Leigh has not committed any crime aspiring for power in his motherland where his father, mother , siblings and other family paid taxes. It is his natural right to seek power in the country just like the rascals some of you glorify.

Whenever we want to analyse the character of a public official, we should look at his record of performance the last time he held a position of trust. The last top position that John held was Sierra Leone's Ambassador to the United States. Unless you live in your own world, my friend, you should know that John distinguished himself in that position.

When he took over the Sierra Leone Embassy, it was riddled with corruption , the malaise that has destroyed our nation. Like a trojan out to remake the world, John Leigh cleaned up the whole embassy. He removed those found guilty of corruption and set stringent standards for service at the embassy. This is the main reason why some people do not like him. We don't like honest people.The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy that in the last days, men will love evil people and hate the good and just ones. This is what is happening in Sierra Leone today. We love evil more than good. We love rascals more than proven heroes.

What most people do not know about Leigh is that he is a very FRANK MAN. He likes to vent his feelings and he says it as he sees it. He does not pretend about his feelings. He does not flatter . Should we not love this kind of man who will make you know where he stands in every issue, instead of the pretenders who flatter with their tongues but their hearts are full of dead men's bones ? ! ! !

I am not minimising John Leigh's mistakes. Again, let me say it : He might be all that you guys are saying but his good character, honesty and sincerity of purpose outweigh his mistakes---And this is the crux of my thesis here. This is my concern in this issue. This is why I am defending him. We are paying too much attention to the man's mistakes. We have to also look at what the likes of John Leigh will accomplish in power.

I believe that if we give John Leigh the chance to hold political power in our country, he will help to cleanse the augean stables. He will make mistakes like all of us, but his achievements will outweigh his failures.

I am defending John Leigh as Rev. Kabs-Kanu and not as the Editor of COCORIOKO. I am not an SLPP Supporter and I don't have any plans to be one. I am different in the way I look at my country. When I look at Sierra Leone, I look at personalities and their character , not their parties, tribes or regions.

TO BE CONTINUED. I HAVE A CLASS TO TEACH RIGHT NOW. I WILL CONTINUE AFTER SCHOOL.

Forgive typos.



Subject: Re: In defence of Hon. John Leigh, I support Rev. Kabs-Kanu
From: ...And Kalos also defends Him!
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Date Posted: 23:36:33 04/07/08 ()
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Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas:
You are one of the stars in providing this forum information that is relevant to our country's baby-steps towards democracy and I am tempted to say your contribution is highly appreciated by some of us.

JL is in a category all by himself. The JL I know is smart, down to earth and very, very accommodating. Candidly, JL was destined to be the leader to bring all factions together in SL because of his background, experience and one-on-one disposition. To read JL’ writings will leave you quenching; he comes across as arrogant, angry, divisive, rude and hopeless. Yes, his days in Washington were full of mixed reviews mostly because of political leanings; JL is not a diplomat. However, JL's critics will agree he has genuine and sober ideas that will help SL. It is a shame when such ideas are generally dismissed because of the tone of his writings (in your face).

I am a northerner that is very much inclining to follow the politics of JL. I had very heated arguments with him that left some bitter taste, but I will continue to believe he has ideas that are good for SL and these ideas should not be left untapped.

I strongly recommend a re-introduction of JL to our people; to know him will convince most he is not an empty vessel, but a man of principle that is willing and has the capacity to contribute to the development of our SL. Sometime, someday I hope you will take on the task of reintroducing this fine man, DOC.


Subject: How can Sierra Leone relate?
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:48:12 04/07/08 ()
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Message:
Wow!


Subject: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:28:45 04/07/08 ()
Email Address: olalus@aol.com
Entered From: s40523.esu.edu at 192.148.218.193

Message:
The question of whether democracy requires foundation is very complex and raises considerable debate among scholars. In order to answer this question a profound research is needed. Since the late1980s and early 1990s when democracy started sweeping across the globe, thorough research has been performed regarding this theory. However, there is still a considerable gap in the research among contemporally scholars. But to better understand this concept one need to look into existing arguments put forward by democratic theorists to come to relevant conclusion.
Various democratic theorists tend to argue that democracy does need a foundation, but the foundation referred to is different depending on whose argument you take: support of groups (Olson, 2002), citizens (Diamond, 1997), or certain human rights (Ottemoeller, 1999) … etc. To grasp the implications these different foundations bring for democracy, we should first consider both sides: those which support the idea of democratic foundations, and those that reject it. We should recognize the fact that Rome was not built in a day and so it is with democracy. It does not emerge in one day and as a result the process of democratization and liberalization is long and gradual. When we take democracy for granted, we lose the relevant vision of what democracy is. Take Iraq as a prime example and you will see what they’ve have gone through in the name of democracy. They were lacking democratic institutional foundations that are required. “Only the mass public can generate the political pressure and power necessary to bring about reform” (Diamond 1997, p. 6). Thus, we initially view democracy as a set of beliefs and state activities, which cannot exist without any foundation. Moreover, the will of the masses is both the pushing factor for the democratic development and the reason of these changes.
One should not also forget, that democracy requires a foundation due to the fact that “even where democracy is firmly consolidated and its survival is not in doubt, its quality may deteriorate and the need for adaptation and reinvoration may become increasingly manifest” (Diamond 1997, p. 7). This argument is logically continued by the opinion expressed by (Dahl, 1996): it is well expected that countries face deep political and economic crises. However, as soon as these crises are faced, any democracy should be confident it would be capable of surviving them. In both politically favorable and unfavorable periods of democratic development, “an important factor in the prospects for stable democracy in a country is the strength of the diffuse support of democratic ideas, values, and practices embedded in the country’s culture and transmitted, in large part, from one generation to the next” (Dahl 1996, p. 5). The need to provide democracy with solid foundation is especially vivid in multicultural countries, as the United States. The extreme diversity of ethnic, racial, cultural, and consequentially, political backgrounds creates substantial challenge in the striving for keeping democracy alive (Brown, 1997).
However, the issue remains debatable as long as we keep to the viewpoints expressed by Dahl: in his research of polyarchies he refers to the notion of “attentive public”. In his view, “politicians tend to agree to a greater extent than the general population in their preferences on substantial manner” (Lijphart 1972, p. 423). Surely, it is possible that democracy does not need foundation, as long as this foundation is irrelevant, and cannot exist in the form of public support. While the public opinion is characterized by displaying the high level of dissent, they cannot create a solid democratic foundation. Politicians appear to be capable of supporting democracy without public support.
This argument is easily rebutted by Larry Diamond: in his view, the public dissent is nothing more than the expression of constantly changing issues. Moreover, when we tend to criticize public dissent for depriving democracy of foundations, there is another assumption:
“In every democracy, effective governance requires some restraint in the number and intensity of demands upon the state, and in the intensity with which conflicting parties and organizations press incompatible public policy agendas. When organizations that are primarily (or in theory) parochial become drawn into repeated and intense public policy debates, and when organizations in civil society become intensely and enduringly politicized along partisan lines of division, society may polarize, as the cross-cutting bonds of solidarity and civility dissolve. Such polarization may be creative and advantageous for social justice and democracy at moment of political crisis.” (Diamond 1997, p. 12)
Thus, if scholars are different in their views towards foundations of democracy, they agree in one aspect that during the periods of crises democracy cannot survive without foundations, and even public dissent is advantageous for facing the challenges of political democratic difficulties. It is understandable that public opinion and social consent are viewed by scholars as the best representations of democratic foundations, to the stability of which democratic regimes strive.
I tend to assume that democracy does require foundation. My opinion is rooted not only in the analysis of the discussed works, but in the inner understanding that citizens, society, and public consent (or dissent) are integral with successful democratic existence. I will also risk broadening the notion of foundations to the limits of polity’s inclusion and participation, as positioned by (Dryzek, 1996; Olson, 2002). In this case, not merely public consent, but the very fact of public participation in democratic processes can serve one of the essential foundations of democracy: when we discuss multicultural democratic societies, we must not neglect the importance of inclusion vs. participation of all ethnic layers in the political processes. In this case, democracy requires foundation not in the form of inclusion, which according to Olson (2002) does not increase participation, but in changing norms of “whiteness” in all areas of political and social life of the diverse society (Olson, 2002). Without these integral foundations it will be difficult to assume the existence of democracy as it is, due to its being initially directed towards equality of rights, participation, and individual freedom.
Democracy needs foundation in the form of civil society. Moreover, the smaller movements which exist within these civil societies cannot and should not be neglected. “In civil society, movements would act to redefine identities, to reinterpret norms, and to develop egalitarian, democratic associational forms” (Dryzek 1996, p. 484). In this case public dissent is the expression of the constant search of democratic ideals; public dissent, to which Dahl referred (Lijphart 1972), is in reality one of democratic foundations, as a result of which the continued movement of civil society is promoted. While Dahl (1996) related to the absence of agreement among civil movements as the basis to assume that democracy could successfully do without civil consent, he risked limiting democracy to the narrow circle of political activists and professional politicians. On the contrary, it is not always possible that “public officials would recognize the need for a lively civil society and formulate policies to promote it” (Dryzek 1996, p. 484).
In concluding, It is difficult to disagree with (Dietz, 1998) who states that “the problem with much democratic political theory nowadays is that polemics has taken over the task of determining the subject matter of citizenship, particularly in the confrontation with liberalism” (p. 115). While Olson (2002) generally supported the idea of democracy requiring foundations, he tried to suggest that democracy could possibly exist without any foundation: not the civil groups providing democratic stability, but the very political circles which decide which of these groups should be included into democratic civil society. In this case, however, the democratic government will take the appearance of constantly striving for popularity. Consequentially, if the idea were correct, it would be possible for every civil society to assimilate their interests with legitimation imperative. In reality though, the matter of democratic destabilization is the matter of democratic foundation, how contradictory this may sound. Democracy needs foundation in the support of those groups, which are capable of destabilizing it. Without active public intercourse, democracy will be a fast deteriorating political notion.
Sanpha Kamara
East Stroudsburg University
Pennsylvania USa


Subject: Re: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 19:36:21 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: tnsawyerr@gmail.com
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Hi Sanpha,
your discourse on whether democracy requires foundation made quite a good reading.I do aggree that democracy like any stable structure should be based on strong foundations. However the hasty adaptation of the western prescr1ption of democracy in various parts of the world leaves a lot of questions to be answered. even though i might not be politically savy, i will however like to post some questions:

1) What does one consider to be the foundations of democracy and are the applicable in all settings e.g. what may be considered to be freedom of expression in the USA may be referred to as an insult to elders or leaders in a typical third world country.

2)How does one define the effectiveness of some of the groups you alluded to as components of a foundation of democracy in your discourse. We know that the media can be bought to write in favour of or against a sitting government (as is the case in most third world countries), leaders of civil society are not immune to government pressure or personal interest, the juiciary is comprised of humans with questionable independence.

3) Is the definition and application of democracy universal irrespective of the culture and context of the society?

4)Are most third world countries really prepared for the western interpretation of democracy? because i believe most third world countries are being armstrong into accepting the prescr1ptions of these rich and powerful countries through the promise of aid or treath of sanctions.

5)Dont you think the implementation of the so called quasi-democracy by some of our leaders is actually contributing to some of the instability currently being expeienced in some poor nations?

6) If the west really believes in its democratic ideals, how come the double standards with respect to different countries; doe the major allies of the west in the middle east and Afrca (egypt, Ethopia, Uganda etc) really practice democray?


Subject: Re: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:14:52 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
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From the discourse, I would opt to make a little contribution on the subject I figure to be evidently the case in SL and would, in context, make reference to some of your quotations. The subject appears too broad to be tackled in one piece.

We do have democratic foundations in the form of movements like the Labour Congress, Human Rights organizations, the Fifty-Fifty Women Awareness, NGOs mostly engaged in fulfilling handouts/sponsor/project-building programs, etc and many more. But largely, these institutions only play an abysmal role in government decision-making or hardly influence government actions/reactions in the distant past. And when they do tend to opt for a contentious stand against the ruling government in matters of social justice and good governance, they tend to be vulnerable – the government can easily circumvent the heads and infiltrate the body. But from my opinion, the situation has improved significantly after the rebel war.

Ironically, one of the few indisputably positive outcomes that can be identified and attributed to the aftermath of the rebel war is the peoples’ political awareness and their unquestionable readiness to participate actively in democratic movements that has the potential of effecting change. The “Tawa” attitude [Solid Survival Instinct that Subconsciously Dispels Fear or Intimidation] which emanated from people as a result of the “near-death trauma” experience during the rebel war has emboldened the majority to come out in droves and register their support/dissent in public platforms. Leaders of religious, civil societies, NGOs have now found it much easier to pounce on a rationale for the mobilization of disgruntled people in every cross section of society.

This makes ruling a country like Sierra Leone, for the wrong or right reasons, a lot more difficult in our present times compared to the past. From the current trend of global events, there are more reasons for people to be disgruntled than there are to be cheerful. The global increase in the price of crude oil has broadly translated into gloomy economic prospects in third-world countries. Whatever economic gains a country might have accumulated, the present situation has the potential of torpedoing it all. To hammer home this point, Egypt is right now witnessing demonstrations and there were demonstrations in Senegal last week. I think the role of the goodwill media is necessary here to inform the people about global events, less they should think that the economic constraints are particularly a SL problem alone.

You wrote: “Only the mass public can generate the political pressure and power necessary to bring about reform” (Diamond 1997, p. 6). [Very true! Borbor Belleh came to mind!] Our democracy is a lot better than the brand in the Philippines where people power has taken to the habit of staging protests until a particular government is brought down. We have been able to express our people power through the ballot box. As you rightly mentioned, “Democracy needs foundation in the support of those groups, which are capable of destabilizing it!” but I think where popular uprising becomes a persistent phenomenon for changing governments, constitutional amendments would have to be made in order to cushion the rule of law.

What interests me most in this debate is not actually the quotations you quoted, but rather the quotations I quoted from you. For starters, you wrote: “We should recognize the fact that Rome was not built in a day and so it is with democracy. It does not emerge in one day and as a result the process of democratization and liberalization is long and gradual. When we take democracy for granted, we lose the relevant vision of what democracy is.” But suppose democracy as a literal word is becoming obsolete, and that certain interjections are needed to re-model its flimsy use? With that, I thought about the quotation you quoted from Diamond : “even where democracy is firmly consolidated and its survival is not in doubt, its quality may deteriorate and the need for adaptation and reinvoration may become increasingly manifest” (Diamond 1997, p. 7) [I’m not sure about the word “reinvoration” or perhaps you meant “renovation”]. To get to the point, the BBC strongly quoted EBK when he alluded to ruling the country as a “business entity” and we have now seen him sign contracts with his ministers. If this idea turns out to be successful, are we free to connect it with Diamond’s quotation above? I guess I’ve written enough. Regards.


Subject: Re: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Sanpha Olala Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:46:10 04/08/08 ()
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Message:
Hey Mensa,
I found your piece very interesting in the context of Sierra Leone in which you related my work to. I'm actually presenting ideas of democracy in my piece but not specifically addressing issues relating to Sierra Leone . These are abstract scholarly ideas about the general theme of democracy that are applicable in so many developing countries including Sierra Leone.
You can also check my other postings and i hope to see your followup's.
Regards Sanpha


Subject: Re: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Chiefdom Elders
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Date Posted: 23:24:38 04/07/08 ()
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writers should document quotations, paraphrases, summaries, and other information from sources as follows:

"Document your study throughout the text by citing by author and date the works you used in your research. This style of citation briefly identifies the source for readers and enables them to locate the source of information in the alphabetical reference list at the end of the article".


Subject: Re: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Sanpha Olala Kamara
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Date Posted: 11:21:08 04/08/08 ()
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Hello Chieldom Elders,
I have attached the citations used in the study for reference purposes together with the full text.
Does democracy require foundation?
The question of whether democracy requires foundation is very complex and raises considerable debate among scholars. In order to answer this question a profound research is needed. Since the late 1980s and early 1990s when democracy started sweeping across the globe, thorough research has been performed regarding this theory. However, there is still a considerable gap in the research among contemporally scholars. But to better understand this concept one need to look into existing arguments put forward by democratic theorists to come to relevant conclusion.
Various democratic theorists tend to argue that democracy does need a foundation, but the foundation referred to is different depending on whose argument you take: support of groups (Olson, 2002), citizens (Diamond, 1997), or certain human rights (Ottemoeller, 1999) … etc. To grasp the implications these different foundations bring for democracy, we should first consider both sides: those which support the idea of democratic foundations, and those that reject it. We should recognize the fact that Rome was not built in a day and so it is with democracy. It does not emerge in one day and as a result the process of democratization and liberalization is long and gradual. When we take democracy for granted, we lose the relevant vision of what democracy is. Take Iraq as a prime example and you will see what they’ve have gone through in the name of democracy. They were lacking democratic institutional foundations that are required. “Only the mass public can generate the political pressure and power necessary to bring about reform” (Diamond 1997, p. 6). Thus, we initially view democracy as a set of beliefs and state activities, which cannot exist without any foundation. Moreover, the will of the masses is both the pushing factor for the democratic development and the reason of these changes.
One should not also forget, that democracy requires a foundation due to the fact that “even where democracy is firmly consolidated and its survival is not in doubt, its quality may deteriorate and the need for adaptation and reinvoration may become increasingly manifest” (Diamond 1997, p. 7). This argument is logically continued by the opinion expressed by (Dahl, 1996): it is well expected that countries face deep political and economic crises. However, as soon as these crises are faced, any democracy should be confident it would be capable of surviving them. In both politically favorable and unfavorable periods of democratic development, “an important factor in the prospects for stable democracy in a country is the strength of the diffuse support of democratic ideas, values, and practices embedded in the country’s culture and transmitted, in large part, from one generation to the next” (Dahl 1996, p. 5). The need to provide democracy with solid foundation is especially vivid in multicultural countries, as the United States. The extreme diversity of ethnic, racial, cultural, and consequentially, political backgrounds creates substantial challenge in the striving for keeping democracy alive (Brown, 1997).
However, the issue remains debatable as long as we keep to the viewpoints expressed by Dahl: in his research of polyarchies he refers to the notion of “attentive public”. In his view, “politicians tend to agree to a greater extent than the general population in their preferences on substantial manner” (Lijphart 1972, p. 423). Surely, it is possible that democracy does not need foundation, as long as this foundation is irrelevant, and cannot exist in the form of public support. While the public opinion is characterized by displaying the high level of dissent, they cannot create a solid democratic foundation. Politicians appear to be capable of supporting democracy without public support.
This argument is easily rebutted by Larry Diamond: in his view, the public dissent is nothing more than the expression of constantly changing issues. Moreover, when we tend to criticize public dissent for depriving democracy of foundations, there is another assumption:
“In every democracy, effective governance requires some restraint in the number and intensity of demands upon the state, and in the intensity with which conflicting parties and organizations press incompatible public policy agendas. When organizations that are primarily (or in theory) parochial become drawn into repeated and intense public policy debates, and when organizations in civil society become intensely and enduringly politicized along partisan lines of division, society may polarize, as the cross-cutting bonds of solidarity and civility dissolve. Such polarization may be creative and advantageous for social justice and democracy at moment of political crisis.” (Diamond 1997, p. 12)
Thus, if scholars are different in their views towards foundations of democracy, they agree in one aspect that during the periods of crises democracy cannot survive without foundations, and even public dissent is advantageous for facing the challenges of political democratic difficulties. It is understandable that public opinion and social consent are viewed by scholars as the best representations of democratic foundations, to the stability of which democratic regimes strive.
I tend to assume that democracy does require foundation. My opinion is rooted not only in the analysis of the discussed works, but in the inner understanding that citizens, society, and public consent (or dissent) are integral with successful democratic existence. I will also risk broadening the notion of foundations to the limits of polity’s inclusion and participation, as positioned by (Dryzek, 1996; Olson, 2002). In this case, not merely public consent, but the very fact of public participation in democratic processes can serve one of the essential foundations of democracy: when we discuss multicultural democratic societies, we must not neglect the importance of inclusion vs. participation of all ethnic layers in the political processes. In this case, democracy requires foundation not in the form of inclusion, which according to Olson (2002) does not increase participation, but in changing norms of “whiteness” in all areas of political and social life of the diverse society (Olson, 2002). Without these integral foundations it will be difficult to assume the existence of democracy as it is, due to its being initially directed towards equality of rights, participation, and individual freedom.
Democracy needs foundation in the form of civil society. Moreover, the smaller movements which exist within these civil societies cannot and should not be neglected. “In civil society, movements would act to redefine identities, to reinterpret norms, and to develop egalitarian, democratic associational forms” (Dryzek 1996, p. 484). In this case public dissent is the expression of the constant search of democratic ideals; public dissent, to which Dahl referred (Lijphart 1972), is in reality one of democratic foundations, as a result of which the continued movement of civil society is promoted. While Dahl (1996) related to the absence of agreement among civil movements as the basis to assume that democracy could successfully do without civil consent, he risked limiting democracy to the narrow circle of political activists and professional politicians. On the contrary, it is not always possible that “public officials would recognize the need for a lively civil society and formulate policies to promote it” (Dryzek 1996, p. 484).
In concluding, It is difficult to disagree with (Dietz, 1998) who states that “the problem with much democratic political theory nowadays is that polemics has taken over the task of determining the subject matter of citizenship, particularly in the confrontation with liberalism” (p. 115). While Olson (2002) generally supported the idea of democracy requiring foundations, he tried to suggest that democracy could possibly exist without any foundation: not the civil groups providing democratic stability, but the very political circles which decide which of these groups should be included into democratic civil society. In this case, however, the democratic government will take the appearance of constantly striving for popularity. Consequentially, if the idea were correct, it would be possible for every civil society to assimilate their interests with legitimation imperative. In reality though, the matter of democratic destabilization is the matter of democratic foundation, how contradictory this may sound. Democracy needs foundation in the support of those groups, which are capable of destabilizing it. Without active public intercourse, democracy will be a fast deteriorating political notion.

References
Brown, R. (1997). Review (Untitled). The Journal of Politics 59, 1, 267-270.
Dahl, R. (1996). The future of democratic theory. Estudio/Working Paper/ 90, December.
Diamond, L. (1997). Civil society and the development of democracy. Advanced Study in the
Social Sciences of the Juan March Institute in Madrid.
Dietz, M. (1998). Review: merely combating the phrases of this world: recent democratic
theory. Political Theory 26, 1, 112-139.
Dryzek, J.S. (1996). Political inclusion and the dynamics of democratization. The American
Political Science Review 90, 3, 475-487.
Lijphart, A. (1972). Review: Toward empirical democratic theory: Research strategies and
tactics. Comparative Politics 4, 3, p. 417-432.
Olson, J. (2002). Whiteness and the participation-inclusion dilemma. Political Theory 30, 3,
384-409.
Ottemoeller, D. (1999). Review: Three schools of democracy in Africa. African Studies
Review 42, 3, 63-66.


Subject: Re: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Chiefdom Elders
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Date Posted: 12:02:12 04/08/08 ()
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Your article is a brilliant one and our comment was in no way intended to marginalize your article.

Keep up the good work, big guy, "NUFF" RESPECT


Subject: Re: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 23:08:18 04/07/08 ()
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A brilliant and edcational piece.

THE PILLARS OF DEMOCRACY

----Sovereignty of the people.

----Government based upon consent of the governed.

----Majority rule.

----Minority rights.

----Guarantee of basic human rights.

----Free and fair elections.

----Equality before the law.

----Due process of law.

----Constitutional limits on government.

----Social, economic, and political pluralism.

----Values of tolerance, pragmatism, cooperation, and compromise.


Subject: Re: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Sanpha Olala Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:53:16 04/08/08 ()
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Message:
Hello Dr. Thomas,
Thanks for your kind words, I'm just using my free time to express ideas. It's a fun exercise to write, by the way this is my first time doing it. Please check out my other postings.
Thanks Sanpha Olala Kamara


Subject: Re: Does democracy require foundation?
From: Charles Curtis-Thomas, MD
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Date Posted: 12:09:36 04/08/08 ()
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Dear Mr. Sanpha Olala Kamara:
I appreciate the sentiment expressed. Indeed "it is a fun exercise to write". You are doing a very good job at writing.

Remember: Knowledge cannot and will not become power unless and until that knowledge is applied, in other words, applied knowledge is power. There is no other BETTER way to apply this knowledge than writing and speaking...
HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A BALL IN COLLEGE.


Subject: Dr Christina Thorpe, not trusted by the SLPP ? Interesting!
From: Chief in Exile
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Date Posted: 22:02:57 04/07/08 ()
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"...A several point resolution was adopted at the end of the meet of which the strongest resolution was for the Ernest Koroma Government to immediately dissolve the National Electoral Commission and remove the Chair Dr. Christiana Thorpe and her three remaining fellow Commissioners before the slated Local Government Elections this year.

The SLPP is also calling for the United Nations to take a secondary role as far as elections in Sierra Leone are concerned and to instead allow ECOWAS to play the lead role in the provision of technical assistance and supervision of electoral processes.

The SLPP which has taken Dr. Christiana Thorpe and the National Elections Commission to Court citing foul play during the last elections, have also called upon ECOWAS to conduct procedural and systems audit of the last 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections held in Sierra Leone.

The SLPP goes further to insist that the re-appointment or fresh appointment of all high level administrative and technical staff at the Elections Office should be done in a "transparent and competitive manner" and must involve all registered political parties in Sierra Leone. SLPP registers its disapproval of the sacking and demotions of Elections Staff and urges Government to immediately institute an investigation into those actions of Dr. Christiana Thorpe. Not stopping there, the SLPP decries the "sacking of our people" from public office in selective manners..."


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Subject: Who will be the SLPP new leader ? John Leigh?
From: Chief in Exile
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Date Posted: 21:55:00 04/07/08 ()
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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SLPP Elects Leader In November 2008:


"...The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has ended its weekend deliberations of the National Executive Council of the Party. The meeting which went on successfully resolved to hold a National Delegates Conference at which a new Leader for the Party will get to be elected. The erstwhile Leader, Solomon Berewa and his Deputy, Momodu Koroma had resigned as called for by the Party’s Constitution following their loss of the last Presidential Elections.

The Convention will be held in Kenema this time. The last Delegates Convention was held in Makeni, Bombali District and saw Berewa emerge as the Leader amidst intense dissatisfaction from other contenders one of whom proceeded to split the party by forming a new, breakaway party..." (Awarenesstimes)


Subject: Re: Who will be the SLPP new leader ? John Leigh?
From: We the people
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Date Posted: 23:42:08 04/07/08 ()
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Posted by ...And Kalos also defends Him! on April 07, 2008 at 23:36:33:

In Reply to: In defence of Hon. John Leigh, I support Rev. Kabs-Kanu posted by Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas on April 07, 2008 at 22:58:08:

Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas:

You are one of the stars in providing this forum information that is relevant to our country's baby-steps towards democracy and I am tempted to say your contribution is highly appreciated by some of us.

JL is in a category all by himself. The JL I know is smart, down to earth and very, very accommodating. Candidly, JL was destined to be the leader to bring all factions together in SL because of his background, experience and one-on-one disposition. To read JL’ writings will leave you quenching; he comes across as arrogant, angry, divisive, rude and hopeless. Yes, his days in Washington were full of mixed reviews mostly because of political leanings; JL is not a diplomat. However, JL's critics will agree he has genuine and sober ideas that will help SL. It is a shame when such ideas are generally dismissed because of the tone of his writings (in your face).

I am a northerner that is very much inclining to follow the politics of JL. I had very heated arguments with him that left some bitter taste, but I will continue to believe he has ideas that are good for SL and these ideas should not be left untapped.

I strongly recommend a re-introduction of JL to our people; to know him will convince most he is not an empty vessel, but a man of principle that is willing and has the capacity to contribute to the development of our SL. Sometime, someday I hope you will take on the task of reintroducing this fine man, DOC.


Subject: Re: Who will be the SLPP new leader ? John Leigh?
From: Chiefdom Elders
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Date Posted: 23:00:23 04/07/08 ()
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Subject: In Defence of John Ernest Leigh

From: Rev. Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-Kanu

Date Posted: 07:58:25 06/05/06 ()

Long time ago, a philosopher went through the city of Athens with a lamp looking for one honest man. He search houses , closets and under beds but he found not a single honest man. If one were to do the same today in Sierra Leone, he would find not a single honest man. All he would find are rascals and rogues.

Given this pitiful scenerio, I will not sit down and allow others to destroy one of the few honest and sincere men we have in our nation.

Our country has so many rascals and criminals and so few honest men that we must protect the honest ones from being sullied by political demagogues.

John Ernest Leigh may have his faults ( And who doesn't ). If God had found one righteous man in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, he would not have sent fire to consume those twin cities. If man was righteous, there would have been no need for Jesus Christ to come on earth.

We are making a serious error on this forum by amplifying John Leigh's mistakes at the expense of the exemplary character that the man possesses . John may be all you guys are saying but he stands out as one of the few sincere, honest and credible men we have aspiring for power in Sierra Leone. John Leigh has not committed any crime aspiring for power in his motherland where his father, mother , siblings and other family paid taxes. It is his natural right to seek power in the country just like the rascals some of you glorify.

Whenever we want to analyse the character of a public official, we should look at his record of performance the last time he held a position of trust. The last top position that John held was Sierra Leone's Ambassador to the United States. Unless you live in your own world, my friend, you should know that John distinguished himself in that position.

When he took over the Sierra Leone Embassy, it was riddled with corruption , the malaise that has destroyed our nation. Like a trojan out to remake the world, John Leigh cleaned up the whole embassy. He removed those found guilty of corruption and set stringent standards for service at the embassy. This is the main reason why some people do not like him. We don't like honest people.The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy that in the last days, men will love evil people and hate the good and just ones. This is what is happening in Sierra Leone today. We love evil more than good. We love rascals more than proven heroes.

What most people do not know about Leigh is that he is a very FRANK MAN. He likes to vent his feelings and he says it as he sees it. He does not pretend about his feelings. He does not flatter . Should we not love this kind of man who will make you know where he stands in every issue, instead of the pretenders who flatter with their tongues but their hearts are full of dead men's bones ? ! ! !

I am not minimising John Leigh's mistakes. Again, let me say it : He might be all that you guys are saying but his good character, honesty and sincerity of purpose outweigh his mistakes---And this is the crux of my thesis here. This is my concern in this issue. This is why I am defending him. We are paying too much attention to the man's mistakes. We have to also look at what the likes of John Leigh will accomplish in power.

I believe that if we give John Leigh the chance to hold political power in our country, he will help to cleanse the augean stables. He will make mistakes like all of us, but his achievements will outweigh his failures.

I am defending John Leigh as Rev. Kabs-Kanu and not as the Editor of COCORIOKO. I am not an SLPP Supporter and I don't have any plans to be one. I am different in the way I look at my country. When I look at Sierra Leone, I look at personalities and their character , not their parties, tribes or regions.

TO BE CONTINUED. I HAVE A CLASS TO TEACH RIGHT NOW. I WILL CONTINUE AFTER SCHOOL.

Forgive typos.



Subject: Congrats Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai & Society for Crazy demo
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 21:51:35 04/07/08 ()
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Right effort:


Another Sierra Leonean Bags Global Award


Concord Times (Freetown)


NEWS
7 April 2008
Posted to the web 7 April 2008

By Bhoyy Jalloh


Society for Democratic Initiative Sierra Leone is pleased to announce the award of the Reagan-Fascell fellowship award to its founder and executive director, Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai.

Sierra Leone born Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai was on April 3, 2008, awarded the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Award for his exemplary contribution to the development and sustainability of democracy in Sierra Leone.


The award, which is awarded by the International Forum for Democratic Studies (IFDS), National Endowment for Democracy (NED), was established by the former President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan, to honour scholars and practitioners promoting democracy around the world. It was established primarily to support democratic activists, human rights advocates, journalists, and others who work on the front lines of democracy promotion in emerging and aspiring democracies around the world.

The award seeks to provide experienced activists with an opportunity to reflect on their work, learn from counterparts in the United States, and re-evaluate techniques for building democracy in their country of origin.

According to Dr. Sally Blair, Director of the fellowship program, in the letter of the Award, the Board "received over 400 (nominations) for fellowships in 2008-09. After a lengthy and rigorous review process, the Endowment's Board of Directors recently approved 17 fellowship awards for the coming fellowship year." She went to state that Mr Abdulai " should feel extremely proud of (his) achievements to be included in this group". "You are at the top of a truly impressive group of activists, journalists, practitioners, and scholars committed to promoting democracy worldwide", she concluded.

As the youngest recipient ever, 29 years, Mr. Abdulai would therefore take-up a five month resident with the International Forum for Democratic Studies, in Washington, USA, to engage in critical intellectual reflection on experience in July 2009.

The only other Sierra Leonean to have been honoured by IFDS-NED is Mrs. Zaniab Hawa Bangura, present Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

Mr. Abdulai is the founder and executive director of Society for Democratic Initiatives, Sierra Leone (SDI) based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He has contributed immensely in the fight for freedom of information and expression in his country. In 2005, he drafted Sierra Leone's Freedom of Information Bill and revitalised a civil society coalition to campaign for the promulgation of the bill. The bill was presented to parliament in 2006, which both ruling and opposition party Members of Parliament Supported, including Sierra Leone's present president, but got caught in the process when presidential and parliamentary elections were due. Over the past two years, he has been championing the constitutional law challenge case, at the Supreme Court, against the criminal and seditious libel component of the Public Order Act 1965 which impede freedom of expression and information in Sierra Leone.

Mr. Abdulai is a steering committee member of the International Media Lawyers Association (IMLA), based in Oxford, working on global media friendly environment. IMLA is network of global lawyers, activists, scholars and practitioners working on freedom of information and expression worldwide. He is also a member of the West Africa Media Defenders Network coordinated by the Media Foundation for West Africa, base in Accra, Ghana.

Mr. Abdulai also initiated and participated in SDI's Legal Aid program in which visitations to the main central Pademba Road Prisons resulted in the taking up of many cases, among them was the case of former ex-combatants who were held in unlawful detention for five years without trial.

During the 2007 parliamentary and presidential elections, he put together civil society network, Independent Election Monitoring Group, to monitor the elections.

Mr. Abdulai's activism span over the decade: in 1997, he was one of the student leaders that opposed the military junta of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council, after close shaves he was forced into exile for eight months. In exiles, in Guinea-Conakry, he played a leading role in the establishment and managing of exiled National Union of Secondary School Students that formed part of the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy.

At the Fourah Bay College, university of Sierra Leone, he was Editor-In-chief and later President of the Fourah Bay College Human Rights Clinic, a campus based human right Think-Tank group that provides legal aid, human rights education and research and documentation of human rights abuses in the country.




Subject: This could save your life
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 21:40:20 04/07/08 ()
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Driving tip that could save your life


I wonder how many people know about this? A 36 year old female
had an accident several weeks ago and totaled her car. A resident of
Kilgore, Texas, she was traveling between Gladewater & Kilgore. It was raining,
though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydro-plane and
literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but was stunned at
the sudden occurrence!
When she explained to the highway patrolman what had happened he
told her something that every driver should know - NEVER DRIVE IN THE
RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON. She thought she was being cautious by
setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in
the rain.

But the highway patrolman told her that if the cruise control is
on when your car begin s to hydro-plane and your tires lose contact with
the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed making
you take off like an airplane. She told the patrolman that was exactly
what had occurred.

The patrolman said this warning should be posted on the
driver's
seat sun-visor - NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE PAVEMENT IS
WET
OR ICY, along with the airbag warning. We tell our teenagers to set
the
cruise control and drive a safe speed - but we don't tell them to use
the cruise control only when the pavement is dry.

The only person the accident victim found who knew this (besides
the patrolman), was a man who had had a similar accident, totaled his
car and sustained severe injuries.

If you send this to 15 people and only one of them doesn't know
about this, then it was all worth it. You might have saved a life.

Some vehicles (like the Toyota Sienna Limited XLE) will not
allow you to set the cruise control when the windshield wipers are on.


Subject: Re: This could save your life
From: Thopas
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Date Posted: 01:24:34 04/08/08 ()
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You are known for posting very informative news not known by many. Please keep posting these kind of pieces. There is always someone out there reading and aking note.


Subject: Hats of To EBK Re Stadium
From: Sam
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Date Posted: 21:12:19 04/07/08 ()
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While embarrassing that we could not pass a simple inspection, its quite refreshing that the govt has undertaken a rehabilitation of the stadium pronto! Hope the President continues on this path of taking action where warranted - not that there is a shortage of work to do in SL.


Subject: Re: Hats of To EBK Re Stadium
From: Stadium
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Date Posted: 22:09:23 04/07/08 ()
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Sierra Leone ask for more time
By Mohamed Fajah Barrie
BBC Sport, Freetown



Fifa have banned Sierra Leone's only stadium
Sierra Leone's Football Association (SLFA) says it can improve facilities at the country's only stadium in time for the World Cup qualifiers.

Fifa banned the stadium last month, because of poor dressing rooms and a sub-standard pitch.

If Fifa does not allow the SLFA more time, then the Leone Stars' home games will be played in The Gambia.

But the SLFA says it hopes the work will be completed more than a month before the opening game.

Fifa had set a deadline of 4 April for the SLFA to come up with a neutral venue.

They have arranged to use the Independence Stadium in Banjul for the games against Nigeria, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea.

But the SLFA Secretary General says the government has agreed to fund the necessary work.

"Our government has assured us they'll foot the responsibilities and we hope to finish fixing facilities by 10 May," Alimu Bah told BBC Sport.

That is nearly a month before the first scheduled home game for the Leone Stars, against Nigeria.

"In order to show we are serious, we have invited a Fifa inspection team to look at the stadium on 10 May," he said


Subject: Re: Hats of To EBK Re Stadium
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 07:03:54 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.60

Message:
Our president should do something regarding the renovation of the only stadium of the nation.

It doesn't cost much. Import natural lawn from Germany and then ask the Chinese to do the repair. That solves the problem. By so doing, the nation will be saved from a world SHAME!


Subject: Re: Hats of To EBK Re Stadium
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 21:43:42 04/07/08 ()
Email Address:
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Before the election, this President promised to be a problem solver. This appears to be quite in synch with his promises. My hats off too.


Subject: Re: Hats of To EBK Re Stadium
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 11:08:26 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-154-251-40.range86-154.btcentralplus.com at 86.154.251.40

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You call relaying a pitch and tidying up a dressing room problem solving? Bo Alieu lef nor. What are you going to say when your man start paying wages on time, make every primary school pupil computer literate. put pamai, cassada, gari, rice en braid nar makit for sell? Don't tell me you will be nominating him for a Nobel price on problem solving.


Subject: Re: Hats of To EBK Re Stadium
From: M. Alieu iscandari esq
To: All
Date Posted: 17:08:15 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You call relaying a pitch and tidying up a dressing room problem solving?

Yes what do you call it?

What are you going to say when your man start paying wages on time, make every primary school pupil computer literate. put pamai, cassada, gari, rice en braid nar makit for sell?

More problem solving.

Don't tell me you will be nominating him for a Nobel price on problem solving.

there is no category of nobel prizes for probleming and if one opens up my first nomination would be for Ernest Kororma. I hope that answers all of your pressing questions. Any questions?


Subject: Re: Hats of To EBK Re Stadium
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 14:12:55 04/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
If he can accomplish that -- at a price commensurate with the average SL income, then I think I definitely will nominate him for both the economics and peace prizes.


Subject: Re: Hats of To EBK Re Stadium
From: tamba moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 03:06:49 04/08/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
The Road to Hell is paved with good intentions! EBK is just another 'Josephine Talker'.. I will and I have are not exactly the same --So EBK can talk till the cows come home-it means fart...Problem Solver? The Man is as divisive as has never been in Sierra Leone's history.Mek we yerri far doyah!


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