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Subject: Moijueh KaikKai suffers heavy defeat
From: PMDc
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Date Posted: 09:15:21 07/06/08 ()
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Moijueh has been rashed in Pujheun for the distrit council elections. He was soundly defeated by the SLPP candidate.


Subject: REV,WHO WON IN JIMMI BAGBO{NAME I MEAN} PLEASE
From: bagbo
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Date Posted: 11:32:04 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
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Can you please show the name?


Subject: MOIJUEH PAIED A FAMILY PRICE
From: bagbo
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Date Posted: 10:45:33 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
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He needs to learn from his mistakes.


Subject: My strategy of nullifying votes will not work this time
From: Christiana Topup
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Date Posted: 10:07:39 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
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I don't know how to rig this one. In onl 10 months the label APC has become sooo toxic. That most are now embarrased to belong.

I am struggling to rig this one...without having a serious backlash.


Subject: FAO Kutubu .......Taqi, Forna and Mina
From: Ronaldino
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Date Posted: 08:47:18 07/06/08 ()
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Taqi and Forna did not stage a coup. Ditto Minah. The accused were dragged into these coup attempts so they could be eliminated.


Subject: Re: FAO Kutubu .......Taqi, Forna and Mina
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 12:24:23 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

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The maiz of evidence at their trial pointed in that direction exactly.Also,i think the chief prosecutor in the case Abdulia Conteh is still alive to confirm the fact,that Taqi,Fornah were the ones who ropped Brigadier Lansana,Lt.Hibib Kamara and willing partners into the elaborate scheme.To be candid,i was very much supportive of efforts on the part of any one to obliterate the Steven's reign of terror by any means.
Finally,why did Fornah wrote a letter to Stevens pleading for his life?Objective truth is part of the ingredients needed on this forum on the part of any one who is going to publish something for us to read.We cannot afford misinformation,halftruths,and speculations.
In the case of Minah,Kaikai,Dowui,and others who were prosecuted by Abdulia Conteh,the prepondrance of evidence establishing conspiratorial liabilty for an enterprise which sought to usurp the executive authority of the nation by force of arms was airtight.
We should not allow our emotions to get the better pact of us to the extent we become oblivious of the truth.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: RUFism and Kamajorism: Never again to Violent Politics.
From: Uman Lappa
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Date Posted: 08:13:54 07/06/08 ()
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It seems as if some of our SLPP compatriots are mumbling about the possibility of a RUF-like insurgency if their party doesn't get its way: such a cause of action will mean the final, non-resuscitation destruction of SLPP. Conditions have changed in the neighborhood, my brothers.

1) There is no longer a Charles Taylor-like Godfather to support a RUF mercenary outfit. Compaore will not dare and other tin horn despots are too busy tackling the economic woes in their countries. Besides, the indictments and inglorious demise of some of the players in the last rebel debacle should give pause to the new breed of brigands.

2) Let's also understand that the Kamajors (the flip side of the RUF) who emerged to return the legitimate SLPP to power, were supported and supplied with materiel by Britain, through Ecomog. The tax pennies they collected from the Southeast and Tegloma were an insignificant drop in the ocean. Some of the excesses of the Kamajors were tolerated and given prosecutorial defense by The United Nations through Britain's Tony Blair.

Any attempt by disgruntled SLPP suporters to resort to Kamajorism or abother mutant RUF strain, in order to influence politics, will just be disastrous for that party. Such adventurers will be outgunned, outmaneneuvered and they will be out of their depth.
We all need to make a concerted effort to make peaceful politics the norm rather than the exception in our country. Please don't even dream about toting the guns again. The bush will definitely be too hot.


Subject: Re: RUFism and Kamajorism: Never again to Violent Politics.
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:20:28 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host86-134-236-108.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.236.108

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Now i finally have faced the enormity of ignorance in this forum. One thing i know about the RUF stuff is that had Sankoh won and rule you would have hailed him as the true northern hero and follower if not a reincarnated Gbateh Rongo of the northern soil ,but since failure in perpetrating violence is not part of your vocab, well done. I feel for salone .


Subject: Re: RUFism and Kamajorism: Never again to Violent Politics.
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 11:35:42 07/06/08 ()
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Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

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Mr.Hashim,your kind is a shame to humanity.Your slpp is an affiliate of the ruf-kamajor cannibals.


Subject: Re: RUFism and Kamajorism: Never again to Violent Politics.
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:46:09 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host86-134-236-108.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.236.108

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Well kotor that's how you've been all along. But what ways to drying the swamp for the kinds of late Sankoh . You know it shouldn't be by lynching everyone into submission . Kekeh Musa man lets be Sierra Leoneans at least for one moment and think of tomorrow.


Subject: Re: RUFism and Kamajorism: Never again to Violent Politics.
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:28:12 07/06/08 ()
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Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

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Mr. Hashim,but where is the lynching to submission?Has the APC harrassed anyone for not voting or being in the oppositon.All the rumours of violence if properly investigated is perpetrated by the very ruthless slpp caboodle in their stronghold to draw attention of the masses.This is self-destruction.In your common sense Mr.Hashim,Is it possible for the APC to orchestrate violence in the strong hold of your klan-slpp?


Subject: Re: RUFism and Kamajorism: Never again to Violent Politics.
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:23 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host86-134-236-108.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.236.108

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Ngor Musa, you're right one should never think so ,but that is the fact about the APC sierra Leone. Anyway, i know all this from you is just a face-off from limping giants like you. But again, i implore you all, to come on board and join the crowd of decent human beings and tell Ernest in no uncertain terms that our level of tolerance for bad and meek leaders is indeed very very slim and cannot be further stretched.


Subject: LATEST RESULT
From: musu koro
To: All
Date Posted: 06:39:10 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: musukoro@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 79.135.100.25

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A.P.C is leading country wide in the just concluded local elections by a staggering majority and news from kailahun indicates that the contest for the chairmanship is too close to call which have warrant an emergency meeting of all kailahun "alagbahs" chaired by Ngor Banya.However observers have describe the elections as free and fair which in my estimation is a plus to the A.P.C govt for upholding the tenents of democracy.


Subject: Re: LATEST RESULT
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 07:25:02 07/06/08 ()
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Bravo APC,His Excellency Earnest Bai Koroma and the informed citizens of our great nation.Awareness is growing just like a wild fire on the continent.No more political manipulations even the common man on the street can read clearly between the lines.Cheap and frivolous propaganda wont help the dumped ship beneath the ocean.This is the time for progress.


Subject: APC and the Politics of Unopposed
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 04:28:03 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host86-134-236-108.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.236.108

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Just yesterday ,I mistakenly thought that Sierra Leone was finally out of the doldrums: the thuggish kind of politics of the 70s and 80s whereby every Sierra Leonean was either APC or nothing and many electorial positions were filled with the UNOPPOSED candinates. At that time you could never exercise your basic rights, (human or otherwise )unless you're an APC card holder . That scheme continued until the advent of the NPRC( the best thing to have ever happened to Sa.Lone )in 1992 .
But today as most of us have been saying ,the true APC has reared its vicious head . The only place free of election violence is the APC traditional strong holds ,but check the rest and tell me what you think . As weak and corrupt was the cabal of the SLPP Kabbah ,one thing was always guaranteed : free and fair election- elections devoid of any intimidation ,harassment and violence.
The only recorded election violence has always been either when the APC wants power by every means or when it endeavours to retain power by every means. The 1967 election ,the 70s and the 80s political exercises were replete with the APC benchmark of power and kleptocracy . And as then ,the politics of the unopposed has returned just within a year in power. Eventually by the next General elections , two-third of the country will be on the unopposed listing. I wonder where're the Kabb Kanu's .
My only prediction is that ,the tactics will be a big flop and may be another immediate reason for a nasty war far more than the Sankoh RUF unless we patriotic Sierra Leoneans be temmene ,limba, mende ,Susu ,Kono ,etc ,etc stand up now and let Ernest Koroma and his caboodle understand that Sierra Leoneans have had enough and those who got the brunt of the rebel havoc are still reeling and licking their raw physical and psychological wounds . Irrespective of party I implore all progressive Sierra Leoneans to stand above pettiness and send a strong message to Ernest Koroma that election violence that reduced the opposition to nothing and pauperized the entire population will no longer be acceptable. But when people come to power by violence ,violence becomes the watchword and the APC is never short of this maniac behaviour. Sierra leonean rise and shout above the Lion mountains . Down with the Politics of Unopposed .

kehtamia


Subject: Re: APC and the Politics of Unopposed
From: olu
To: All
Date Posted: 09:54:46 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: nathan22@yahoo.com
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Here we go again with these SLPP and their misguided learned men. How could you compare this APC to that of the old? my friends the differences are very clear like a snowball rolling on a plane field. The people of Sierraleone have suffered so much under the reign of SlPP, now they see a chance in EBK and his team and they want to trust him just like they did with Kabba eventhough he turned out to be their worst nightmare. Now for people like Hasheem who wants to play "pikin" politics like the typical SLPP man, i want you to know this (fye) that when a candidate sees that he or she stands little or no chance of defeating the opponents the smartest thing to do is to withdraw and reorganise for another battle. Those candidates can not stop the hot APC machines. We all know that SLPP will never accept the facts that APC wants more good for our country, since they SLPP have failed the electorate they hope APC will do the same thing, but that will never happen. I think the SLPP should focus on organising themselves rather than engage in false accusations and ridiculous utterances like JJ blood did last week.


Subject: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 05:45:40 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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Why such early cry-babyism? Paddy take a break and wait for the results to be announced. By the way going unnopposed is no crime but advanced democracy and consciousness. If you know you cannot compete against a formidable opponent why not just withdraw to avoid wasting time and bucks? It is just pure common sense. The worst thing that deserves panning is when you know very well you cannot win and yet pretend you can and after learning about the results you start making up cock-and-bull stories of vote-rigging or thuggery.
The violence in Bo, Kenema and Kailahun perpetrated by the then incumbent SLPP in the 2007 elections has no parallels in Salone's recent political history no matter what you guys try to create in this local council elections.SLPP will never be able to wipe off that stigma and the only way you can do that is to ressurect Minah and Agba Satani which is a pipedream.

Learn to accept defeat,shun cry-babyism and stop fooling yourself.


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 06:46:10 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host86-134-236-108.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.236.108

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Man ,i love your pen ,but why not use it in a more honest way to avert tomorrow's looming disaster . You and i know that in our setting UNOPPOSED doesn't portray your lucid narration of triumph ,rather its the culmination of thuggery ,intimidation ,harassment and physical violence . Ask Mario Conteh what happened to him in his home town during the past presidential run-off . And your kind needs to be above regional politics ,but ah ! leppet nar leppet yah ! Why no UNOPPOSED syndrome during corrupt Kabbah's regime . Com. What we all need to be worried over is the trend of political development under Ernest. If Tejan had ventured that i would have unreservedly condemned him and campaign for his removal ,but your perverted bias regional view won't allow you the freedom and privilege i am enjoy as a true leonean . You and i know that the APC has had a long nurtured nostalgia for the UNOPPOSED syndrome -a sentiment for its symbol: NOW AND FOREVER. Youngman, do not be a party to this disaster. Whether Koroma is in power for decades as long as he maintains a culture of free political association and peaceful expression of such association coupled with his progressive record ,why not.
Moreover, i've no doubt that Ernest's first term,( as all before him) will be spent on how his APC can maintain power by friction not by development and stability. But again the Sa. lone of the 70s and 80s is not what you have today . In Bo or anywhere else in Sa. lone for that matter ,never again, will the masses accept that May 77 wahala . That's so because we'll all fight back home and away .
lonta

kehtamia


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 08:07:18 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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Dakay what I can't deny is the fact that the 'old APC' was indeed into dubious and diabolical activities.In yuki-yuki politics,false economics etc. you can count them in. But that was then.Now we are talking about a new, rejuvenated and dynamic APC led by a true son of the northern soil who have spent years observing trends in Salone politics and decided his homeland deserves more and can be transformed into an economic tiger if there is a new broom.

If we keep on thinking about Adolf Hitler's role in shaping world history we will ever be wary of even a baby German or blind German. But things have changed, the Germans are now positive contributors to the modern day world.

Similarly if we keep on thinking about the master-thug Kendeka of 1977 elections fame or the ruthless executioner Pa Norman who switched loyalty from the RUF to the SLPP we will hate or fear or suspect every SLPPer or southeasterner.

All the APC violence or thuggery you have been hearing of or read about was just a fabrication of the SLPPers who can't still come to terms with the August 2007 trouncing and are still dreaming of creating an upheaval in Salone that will bring them to power again.Beleive it or you leave it the new APC is totally different and will prevail in SLPP strongholds Inshallah.


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: APC
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Date Posted: 07:02:08 07/06/08 ()
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Hashim, the Sierra Leone today is different from the one you and youir SLPP destroyed. A singletribal group called the SLPP will be able to destroy our house this time. Our people were fooled by your party. Their policies led to the death of young Sierra Leoneans, Freetown became the most filthy city in the world,and many unsavoury things happened during your SLPP tenure in office.
Now we have a government that seeks the interest of all Sierra Leoneans. I hope you are reading the writing on the wall which says thatthe overall majority of Sierra Leoneans are satisfied with this APC and your lies, distortion will not help the SLPP to regain power in this age.
The SLPP is good at instigating calamity in our Country. But woe betide you this time to wage any kind of war against our poor people.
The APC is busy with its task to make our country an envy in the universe.
We are tired of your lies and idle talk.
Go APC.


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 07:36:32 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
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Young-man am a normal sierra leonean that is one fat reason why i haven't got a pen name in this forum . What your type endlessly and recklessly refuse to accept is the fact that honesty is a virtue not a vice. You can still be APC and at the same time condem any tactics that could derail the culture of political freedom of association corrupt Tejan cultivated. Brand me PMDC ,SLPP, but on thing i know is that the politics of Khalow Khalow UNOPPOSED political culture is a simple hallmark of APCism in its fullest . What would've been your gut response had corrupt Tejan cultivated the unopposed thing ? And Mr. the SLPP is not a mende thing neither is the APC a Limba stuff. The argument is about a stable, free political Sierra Leone where everyone can have there say without a fear of being gagged by hoodlums masking as any party lumpen .' Boo wunar drop dis tribal business and leh we embrace a culture for today and posterity' . But for your type APC is never wrong ,whatever they do is right, even when the party misrule and mismanage the economy it becomes a benevolent issue and sabotage . 'Wu dat you feel say go sit don again you Bo May 3 77 am and tak bla blah '. Not today not tomorrow .I hope you're aware of the awareness .


Subject: Paa Hashim please ignore Mr Dull Cadaver
From: Abass Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:44:45 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

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Hashim I suggest you ignore the Dull Cadaver and his ilk. You will be wasting your time trying to convert such unpatroitic characters that are scared of using their real names. The guilty are always afraid... they say. As a proponent of violence, he's scared he sorry behind might end in a slammer someday.

Folks like the Dull Cadaver are only happy when 'unopposed' candidates reign through violence and intimidation. People like him do not care whether Salone burns or innocent citizens needlessly die.

Read all his posts. As far as this imbecile is concerned, violence must be part and parcel of the political process... as long as it is designed to keep APC in power. What he fails to understand is that it did not work the last time and it never work. In this 21st century the APC is only exposing its ugly rear for it to be kicked come 2012.

Miscreants like dull cadaver are merely wishing that APC atays in power unopposed. We all saw how that recently backfired and almost destroyed Mama Salone. Only fools keep doing the same thing again and again... expecting different results.

My advise is... ignore the clown. The LG results will soon be announced and his sorry @$$ will start waking up.


Subject: Re: Paa Hashim please ignore Mr Dull Cadaver
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 11:56:36 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
You are intellectually challenged. You can use all the northern names in Sierra Leone but the fact remains you are Vandi Lahai a southeasterner.I don't know why you are so fascinated with northern names.Five hours ago you were Jacob Kanu, now you are Abass Sesay next you will be a Kamara and it will continue. Ragamuffins like you should always be whipped like stray okuru dogs perambulating in the Dove cot market.You need to grow up or do some crash courses on tolerance.You are the biggest imbecilic reprobate if you believe people should think like you.

Hashim is not dumb or myopic like you. He knows what he is doing.

Gbaygbay boy results have already started trickling in and much to your chagrin the APC has done extremely well and by the time all are announced you will be weeping in Torgbormbooh.


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 07:57:51 07/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Mr.Hashim,infact your statement on political violence in the stronghold of the opposition(slpp)just portrays your level of reasoning with an apt of downplaying the will of the majority of Sierra-Leoneans and propagating your malicious,frustrated and reckless mind-set.Your cheap adverts wont and will never have a place in any decent society and ours inparticular.What you suppose to do is to organise your klan(slpp)to change their code of conduct and the politics of backwardness,then Sierra-Leoneans may listen to whatever you have got to deliver.But if you decide this time around, to go back to the bush,we wont sit and wait till you reappear as a monster to brutalise or create a second mayhem to our people,instead we will take the war with you to the bush-LONTA


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:11:04 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host86-134-236-108.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.236.108

Message:
Maada lumpen now i know the thuggish mindset playing pranks in this forum . Well boy , my advise to you and your caboodle is to realise that some of us are far beyond the paucity of your APC mindset. Even if I'm a registered APC card holder ,i should consider it my sense of purpose to criticize my party and remind it that violent political machination and intolerance no longer have a place amongst decent ,progressive and patriotic Sierra Leoneans .
Keep it up boy, but, i bet you kotor ,most decent APC members today will not advocate and see things through your naive prism . Much more ,if you think illiteracy is bad ,try ignorance - it's worst as it combines bad, silliness ,malice ,naivety ,defeatism ,sheepish conclusions ,chronic myopia ,anachrostic vibracy ,mimicry ,thuggery and simple mindness which your likes manifest everytime you speak and write. Many of your compatriots within the APC are nodding in silence on my argument ,but your type can only sing one song - the Mende factor .Ba ba mende ,ba ba SLPP ,ba ba south east what you fail to do we'll do it with our thugs.
Man you can think better than that . Don't refuse to join this decent bandwagon . We're not wringing hands to vote ,our message is a stable ,progressive and peaceful salone. We do share your burden since to your like minded,APC has no obligation to anyone beside its thugs like you who preach nothing sensible rather than manifesting your simple mindness to cajole those you could.
However with natural changes in mind set much as ea rsult of the displacement during the war,those the APC have manipulated for decades knows better than you think. So Kotor ,please lets talk with sincerity ,decency ,patriotism and avoid pettiness . Forget about this Mende -Temmene or Limba thing . When the northern led rabbles came in, there was no tribal boundary , the refuge camps within and without the country spoke no ethnic language . Sankoh and his looters killed and maimed whoever they wanted to .So raise your head and think above this very narrow APC prism of absolute loyalty .

kehtamia


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 11:20:50 07/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
So,whats your point Mr.Hashim?


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:28:24 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host86-134-236-108.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.236.108

Message:
To think like Sierra Leoneans all in one boat . If the ship tumbles into the ocean we all perish .So it's high time we all start looking at events far away from the narrow prism of party ,tribe, region or name thing.
. You see what happened in Kenya ,and the current events in Zimbabwe . In fact we've enough to learn from . So why start with the unignoring tolerance of instability just because a party should maintain hold on power. If your people like you you won't need violence to get them vote for you . U see kotor !


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:37 07/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

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Mr.Hashim,your comparison of the Kenya situation is out of content and imparity.Your postings show a sign of frustration as I indicated earlier.We should move forward,the APC is in to patch,mend and hopefully put our nation oncemore on the spot light interms of human develpment.I will be on the forefront to discredit them if they shortfall.Mr.Hashim to ignite chaos and wishing anarchy for your land is a sin and you will be sub-human to continue having such a perception.I promise you as many Sierra-Leoneans do,your propaganda machine wont work and any move will be carefully monitored.Even following you in the bush will be one of the options right on the table


Subject: Re: Cry-babyism at its worst!
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:05:21 07/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Mr.Hashim,your comparison of the Kenya situation is out of content and imparity.Your postings show a sign of frustration as I indicated earlier.We should move forward,the APC is in to patch,mend and hopefully put our nation oncemore on the spot light interms of human develpment.I will be on the forefront to discredit them if they shortfall.Mr.Hashim to ignite chaos and wishing anarchy for your land is a sin and you will be sub-human to continue having such a perception.I promise you as many Sierra-Leoneans do,your propaganda machine wont work and any move will be carefully monitored.Even following you in the option will be one of the options right on the table


Subject: U.S political cartoons.
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 00:00:06 07/06/08 ()
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Message:
Here they are guys.


Subject: Sierra Leoneans as usual-NO MEANINGFUL INPUT SO SO LABO LABO
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 21:49:14 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd285163.netvigator.com at 203.218.75.163

Message:
I have been scanning through the cocorioko forum for months and all what is available is "gboto gbata." No meaningful discussion. There have been virtually nothing about technology, infrastructural development, how to lift the country out of poverty, agricultural innovations that can lead us to food self sufficiency, research and development, and how to improve the living standard of our people.

All what is mostly discussed is about politics that has done nothing but brutalized our people and launched us back into the medieval age keeping us glued at the bottom of the human development ladder.

Do you know that if we think properly we can come together to create machines that can cure our chronic disease, which is Poverty?

Whoever knows that a simple sun ray can kill Ebola virus from water for the poor Africans to drink and stay alive? Think my people, think.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leoneans as usual-NO MEANINGFUL INPUT SO SO LABO LABO
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 04:57:29 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
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Message:
MR. Sesay, True, if we think properly and do things properly ,extreme poverty can be eradicated but think about the odds against development . It is impossible for poor countries to develop and eradicate some serious problems without political stabilities. Our first responsibility is to establish a solid stable political atmosphere and drive for development. Sierra Leone has abundant human resources capable of igniting a blast for faster development, but how can this be done in the midst of unstable political situation? See what the bloody ten years did to the country and people. Think about this carefully.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leoneans as usual-NO MEANINGFUL INPUT SO SO LABO LABO
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 11:46:32 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: n218103155121.netvigator.com at 218.103.155.121

Message:
Spot on Sorie, if I got you right, the country is politically unstable, even when we had one of the best ever democratically elected president in Africa. We can never get it 100% right. What we have is enough.

I have been in a country where people shield their slums with cardboard or plywood fences leaving the beautiful structures for the public to see. Indirectly what I am saying is that our politics is good enough--let’s turn the page now to technology and other developments


Subject: Re: Sierra Leoneans as usual-NO MEANINGFUL INPUT SO SO LABO
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 04:16:16 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
Paddy we dae still wait for collect you nar Lungi Airport. How ba you nor pack don yate? Salone dae cry for somebody lek you way go cam kak chest for bil am. By de way oos kine powerful plan you don devise for kan gee Salone de best facelift way all Afrika go jelors?

Leh ee nor bee say you nar de chief of boto-bataism oh! Or prove me wrong.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leoneans as usual-NO MEANINGFUL INPUT SO SO LABO
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 04:39:36 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd285163.netvigator.com at 203.218.75.163

Message:
Bai Bureh, thanks for your complement. A dae plan sontin but a dae wait the vampires to change their mind sets first. The common attitude of hating all progressive Sierra Leoneans as it is being manifested on this forum on daily basis.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leoneans as usual-NO MEANINGFUL INPUT SO SO LABO LABO
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 01:28:11 07/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-24-208-188-172.columbus.res.rr.com at 24.208.188.172

Message:
Surely, mercy will be extended to you; however, just this one time. We need not say anymore for others have subject you to exactly what you are: A Yank.


Subject: Folks, we are about to be taken out of "gboto-gbataism"!
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 22:23:15 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Posted by Anthony Sisay on July 05, 2008 at 21:49:14:

"...I have been scanning through the cocorioko forum for months and all what is available is "gboto gbata." No meaningful discussion"
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dear Anthony Sesay (sorry, I don't)

If my dad was alive and he read your rubbish, he would have said,"look, shut-up, sometimes it is BETTER TO BE QUIET and continue to "I have been scanning through the cocorioko forum for months" and be thought of as a fool, THEN TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT".

My don't you start contributing to the forum instead of "scanning" from some cave, AND TAKE US OUT OF BOTO-BATAISM?


Subject: Re: Folks, we are about to be taken out of "gboto-gbataism"!
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 04:27:03 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd285163.netvigator.com at 203.218.75.163

Message:
I cannot respond to a masquerade.


Subject: Re: Folks, we are about to be taken out of "gboto-gbataism"!
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 22:32:05 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Mr.Freedom of speech,my professor in history once told our class,that once a man opens his mouth,people will have problem assessing him.Like you correctly said,it is always a good thing to employ the element of surprise as a good strategy than put all your card on the table.In order words allow people to think that you are such a stupid fool by not confirming it and allow them to say we said so from jump street.That is exactly what our man has done by such irresponsible claptrap on his part.I hope he takes your counsel into active consideration.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leoneans as usual-NO MEANINGFUL INPUT SO SO LABO LABO
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 22:11:08 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Mr.Sesay,there is no way you can talk of "meaningful input" without first creating the right political climate conducive to that.Why dont we lay the political edifice which will serve as the moral compass and ethical foundation for the very thing you are advocating.No developments take place in an atmosphere encumbered by the sort of violence we are hearing about in Kono and Kailahun.It is a needless distraction.Dont you think so sir?
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leoneans as usual-NO MEANINGFUL INPUT SO SO LABO LABO
From: Anthony Sisay
To: All
Date Posted: 04:24:58 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: anthonysisay@yahoo.com
Entered From: pcd285163.netvigator.com at 203.218.75.163

Message:
We are in the twenty first century. In fact where were you when we had the most democratically presidential election that was even sighted as an example to the rest of Africa and the world for that matter?

The point is democracy in Sierra Leone is already at its advanced stage. If you don't know that check what happened recent in Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe.

"If you did not sow when you were young how can you rip when you are old?" It's enough about the political bickering. CHANGE THE TOPIC YOU THICK LIP.


Subject: THE MILITARY IN SIERRA LEONE POLITICS:
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 21:41:06 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
THE MILITARY IN SIERRA LEONE POLITICS:
SECOND INTERVENTION:


The Military took political matters in their hands for the second time following the arrest of the army chief of staff Brigadier David Lansana after he thwarted the Steven’s political leadership on March 21st,1967 shortly he has been sworn in by the Governor General Sir.Henry Josiah LightFoot Boston at State House.
August Charles Blake then a Major in the former Royal Sierra Leone Military forces,announced on radio SLBS,the formation of an interim administration.Before that materialized however,the army chief following his declaration of “Martial law”,was invited to a meeting with senior staff officers at the Wilberforce base to resolve the political impasse.At the meeting,it became apparent that the chief was more interested in restoring Albert Margai to power.As he was about to depart the meeting,a gun was pointed at his head,and was arrested by his own very officers and placed in custody.
Blake went on to tell the nation on March 23rd,1967 the circumstances leading to the events and went on to say that in the interim,the army in concert with the police,have taken the reins of power to avert imminent political disaster that bordered on civil war.The announcement went further to inform the citizens of the suspension of the constitution,proscr1ptions of party activities,and a stern warning to the citizens to refrain from acts of lawlessness as the authorities will deal with any one caught threatening the peace of the nation.The announcement went on to talk about the formation of a ruling body that was named the NRC which translates into National Reformation Council.There was an unexpected twist to the leadership issue.They had invited both Andrew Terrence Juxon a Lt.Col.who was on study leave in the UK,and Lt.Col.Ambrose Patrick Genda who was on diplomatic assignment in the former USSR.Before Genda was set to return home,actionable intelligence suggested that he favoured a speedy return of power to the APC.The new guys did not want to take any chances with that so his appointed was scuttled in New York.Juxon Smith however continued on the journey home and he took over the leadership of the council.
The full compliments reflected the following appointments:
Lt.Col.A.T.Juxon-Smith,
Chairman,Head of State, army chief of staff,
Commisioner of Defence,Finance,and Interior.

Commissioner of Police William Leslie Leigh,
Deputy chairman,
Commissioner of External Affairs.

Major Sandi Bockari Jumu,
Battalion Commander,first Regiment,
Commissioner of Health.

Major Augustine Charles Blake,
Vice Chief of Staff,
Commissioner of Agriculture,Trade and Industry.

Major Bockari Idrissa Kaisamba,
Commissioner of Transportation .

Major Abdul Rahman Turay,
Commissioner of Education.

Assistant Commissioner of Police,Alpha Kamara,
Commissioner of Social Welfare.
The council instituted a rotational policy for officers of the rank of Captain who were brought on board on a three months basis,and assigned to the Chairman’s office.The first of such officers was Captain Shar James Foyah.He was succeeded by Captain Julian Sam Boma,who was also replaced by Captain D.D.K.Vandi.He was however very unfortunate as he had scarcely settled down in his governmental position when the NRC was deposed.Also,Major Abdul Rahman Turay resigned his membership from the council very early and returned to the UK where he was on study leave and was replaced by Major Mohamed Koroma.Mohamed Lamin Sidique,and Adesana Hyde were appointed Secretaries general one and two respectively.The most notable undertakings by the council were the various commissions they appointed to investigate into the entire fabric of the society with the view to righting wrongs.The Commissions were,the Foster to look into the assets of Ministers,Deputies,Permanent Secretaries,and heads of sub government agencies.The Beoku-Betts was to look into the financial management of the SLPMB.It will always be remembered for the dramatic encounter between the Chairman Justice Beoku- Betts,and Paramount Chief Kebbie.The Percy Davies Commission was to investigate into the affairs of the city municipality,and the Dove-Edwin which proved to be the most potent was mandated to revisit the March 17,general elections with the view to settling the out come once and for all.Unfortunately,it was the finding of that Commission that became the road map for the NRC’s eventual overthrow on April 18,1968.The NRC also sought to jerk the citizens from their slumber sleep by injecting into the society,a sense of discipline,and civic responsibilities.Like in the case of the NPRC where there was a palace coup that deposed the former leader Captain Strasser,there was similar plan underway against Chairman Juxon Smith by the other Council members because,it was rumored that he was not in favour of returning the government to civil rule and as a matter of fact,he was bent on declaring the nation a republic,with him as the executive president.It did not materialize afterward as Patrick Conteh ,Emadu Rogers and the rank and file of the army and police simultaneously carried out series of arrests of senior officers of both forces in the early hours of April 18,1968 with the urging of Siaka Stevens,John Amadu Bangura,and Ahmed Seoku Toure of Guinea.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: THE MILITARY IN SIERRA LEONE POLITICS:
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 22:33:59 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Mr Mohamed Kutubu Koroma:
Even though I cannot stand you and called you "old Pa", but I must admit that your "old Pa" might be an assert for you because you bring "tangains tin dem" that translates to education for us the younger generation.

A BRILLIANT AND EDUCTIONAL POSTING!


Subject: Re: THE MILITARY IN SIERRA LEONE POLITICS:
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 22:57:35 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Brother,believe me i take no offence to the name calling.I am very thankful to the good lord that he has let his tender mercies ahd grace protect me now for 59 years come September 11,2008.He has blessed me with two young ladies who are in college,and good health.
We leave in an era where young people hardly leave long enough to witness their 18th.birth days because they took the decision to be in the fast lanes of life and by the time they turned around to reckon with reality,their parents were preparing to return them to their maker.Just to show how the pepsi generation have become so misguided,this evening,some body called my wife from Ohio and reported that a youngerster has just shot his peer to death and fled to the UK.The authorities have brought him back and his own days on earth here should be considered history.When i am not at work,i am never at your parties because i have nothing to gain from frequenting them.I dont smoke or drink which i have never done in my life ,and my spear time is spent educating myself.Again,i have no problems with your name callings as it is your right to free speech which i have no intention to bridge.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: THE MILITARY IN SIERRA LEONE POLITICS:
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 03:18:26 07/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 92-233-68-169.cable.ubr12.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 92.233.68.169

Message:
Could someone please interview the remaining Army and Police officers that are still alive to obtain a first hand knowledge of these momentous times in Sierra Leone's history.


Subject: Re: THE MILITARY IN SIERRA LEONE POLITICS:
From: fact
To: All
Date Posted: 05:13:40 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: fact@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
A blood relative in the former NRC administration recently told me, that Ahmed Tejan Kabba never accounted for the surplus SLPMB cocoa to the commission of enquiry. He was central to NRC.

We should all appreciate what Mohammed Kutubu Koroma is doing on this forum. This the sort of information we expect people who had served in public offices to write their personal memoirs so that we are fed with correct information about what occured.

The late Sir Bajan Tejan -Sie use to tell me the polical history from first hand experience. I remember when he once said that Russia had sponsored a modern hospital to be build in each of the district headquarters in Salone when L A M Brewer was foreign minister. I asked him: what happened to the project? His answer was that something went wrong which he could not divulge then but that he was writing a book and I should read it when published. He passed away before he achieved that objective.

This lead me to the complain made by A SISEY that people are indulged in politics rather than discuss developmental issues. Mohammed Koroma had already responded to that complain but I would add that discussions on our political history cannot be emphasised.

How many Drs and professors in all disciplines we have residing in Sierra Leone? We have professors in Law. But look at the state of the law and the justice system in Sierra Leone. I can tell anyone for free that there is no rule of Law in mama salone. ABSOLUTELY. Drs in Chemistry, we have abundance, in engineering, we have abudance. So where is Salone today on the development league? Our problem is not the lack of trained and qualified personnel or not talking about development, but we lack the political governance and culture that creat the enabling environment and support for the highly skilled personel
to do their trade. In the absent of this , it is perfectly justified to talk, talk and talk about politics because it is via this means that people can highlight our deficiencies as a nation. Contrary to A sisay,s, I note that there has been recognisable discussions on developmental issues on this forum with some viable suggestions made.


Subject: Re: THE MILITARY IN SIERRA LEONE POLITICS:
From: Ronaldino
To: All
Date Posted: 08:32:09 07/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 92-233-68-169.cable.ubr12.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 92.233.68.169

Message:
Kabba said that rats ate the cocoa beans and the sisal bags as well.


Subject: President Koroma is cleaning A.P.C...CONGRATS.
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:34:14 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: sotie_jawara@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-141-156-216-78.res.east.verizon.net at 141.156.216.78

Message:
President Koroma is now working hard on a cleaning process . CONGRATS. PRESIDENT KOROMA, KEEP THE PACE AND REST NOT UNTIL A.P.C. IS 98% CLEAN. Leaders should not be afraid of their supporters and give green lights for them to behave indecently to non party members and non supporters. THIS A.P.C. WILL NOT BE ENCOURAGED AND ALLOWED TO BUILD UP RUTHLESS,CRUDE, SENSELESS AND BARBARIC PEOPLES' MILITIA.


Subject: ON THE ISSUE OF CANNIBALISM, JOHN LEIGH SAYS, "NO!"
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 13:56:55 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Posted by HINGA NORMAN IS A CANNIBAL on November 15, 2004 at 05:56:24:

In Reply to: Re: Why should Kabbah hate Norman? posted by L T from Kono on November 14, 2004 at 05:45:10:


Norman is a cannibal. He ate people. he must pay for it. All the noise from the Sam Forays and others will not remove this fact. Repeat after me:

HINGA NORMAN IS A CANNIBAL
THE TRC SAYS SO
THE SPECIAL COURT SAYS SO
HIS MENDE BROTHERS TESTIFY SO
HIS MENDE SONS TESTIFY TO THIS
HINGA NORMAN IS A CANNIBAL, CANNIBAL, CANNIBAL!!!!
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

...AND LAWYER HON. JOHN LEIGH SAYS:

In Reply to: "FOR REAL, FOR REAL" WAS HINGA NORMAN A CANNIBAL? posted by Freedom of Speech on July 04, 2008 at 12:40:16:

"Freedom of Speech:

The late Regent Chief Sam Hinga Norman was amongst the finest Sierra Leoneans I ever knew and came to like very much. He was a national hero who sacrificed a lot for his country during a long, horrible war. He organized the CDF on national lines and endeavored greatly to have the CDF protect all of our people from RUF atrocities.

Without the CDF, ECOMOG would have had a much more difficult time flushing out the coupligans and helping to secure the peace our people have enjoyed since 2000.

But within the CDF, there were some evil people who perpetrated abusive illegalities - including gratuitous violence, wife-capturing, home invasions, theft, etc. - against their own very people.

Chief Norman called such people to account whenever practical. Many refused to clean up their acts and continued to pursue their own agendas under false cover of the CDF. Those who were caught and disciplined resented their punishments, not to mention the interruption of their illegalities. All those culprits soon or eventually turned against him.

I believed that Atty. David Crane, the Special Court prosecutor who indicted Chief Norman, was unwittingly used by those malcontents, especially after he offered CDF’S veterans generous benefits - including cash and resettlement visas abroad - for testimony against the late Chief.

Chief Norman had nothing personal against Prez Kabbah or VP Berewa. Rumors that he planned a coup amounted to total rubbish. In fact, he informed Kabbah of the impending 1997 AFRC coup several days before the coup took place.

Chief Sam Hinga Norman was indeed interested in contesting for the SLPP leadership so he could be that party's presidential candidate for the 2007 elections. Instead, he was railroaded into prison; and the SLPP nomination process was moved up circa 24 months and corrupted to deny rivals sufficient time to campaign as well as guarantee success for the imposed candidates.

The end results were (i) the premature death of Chief Norman while in custody, (ii) the Makeni ConBention, (iii) the split of the SLPP, (iv) the September 2007 APC victory and finally (v) SLPP's shocking loss. Thank you. - JL"



Subject: Re: ON THE ISSUE OF CANNIBALISM, JOHN LEIGH SAYS, "NO!"
From: NO!!!!!!!!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 14:51:35 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
You read it wrong. John Leigh did not address the issue of Cannibalism. He stayed away from that. The only person that is brave enough to address this isue is alieu iscandari and when he does all hell breaks loose. Ask the question of Alieu and see what his answer would be. AFFIRMATIVE.


Subject: Re: ON THE ISSUE OF CANNIBALISM, JOHN LEIGH SAYS, "NO!"
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 15:18:54 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-93-107.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.93.107

Message:
"...You read it wrong. John Leigh did not address the issue of Cannibalism..."(NO)
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I KNOW THAT HE DID NOT! That is why the issue is highlighted AGAIN!


Subject: Re: ON THE ISSUE OF CANNIBALISM, JOHN LEIGH SAYS, "NO!"
From: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:27:41 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Then your headline in the Subject is WRONG. He did not say NO.


Subject: Re: ON THE ISSUE OF CANNIBALISM, JOHN LEIGH SAYS, "NO!"
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 16:00:48 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-93-107.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.93.107

Message:
"...Then your headline in the Subject is WRONG. He did not say NO."(NO)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
"NO" is euphemism for "he conveniently side-step the issue"!


Subject: Re: ON THE ISSUE OF CANNIBALISM, JOHN LEIGH SAYS, "NO!"
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:25:34 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Gentlemen,the day you know who Ambassador Leigh is and what he stands for,then you will come to realize that he does not equivocate on issues.
His no is no,and his yes is yes.He gains nothing from double speak.Finally,he is beholden to no one.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: ON THE ISSUE OF CANNIBALISM, JOHN LEIGH SAYS, "NO!"
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:24:21 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Gentlemen,the day you know who Ambassador Leigh is and what he stands for,then you will come to realize that he does not equivocate on issues.
His know is no,and his yes is yes.He gains nothing from double speak.Finally,he is beholden to no one.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: ON THE ISSUE OF CANNIBALISM, JOHN LEIGH SAYS, "NO!"
From: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 16:05:48 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
NO means that he said that Hinga Norman was not a cannibal and I dont think that he can go that far particularly since he may want to run for the leadership of the SLPP which to a large extent is made up of many mende men who are ashamed and repulsed by the cannibalism of their puple.

Next time say what he says. He didnt say NO he conveniently side stepped the issue of political expediencys sake


Subject: Re: ON THE ISSUE OF CANNIBALISM, JOHN LEIGH SAYS, "NO!"
From: Fun-loving observer
To: All
Date Posted: 17:23:22 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"...NO means that he said that Hinga Norman was not a cannibal..."(NO)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

"...Norman is a cannibal. He ate people. he must pay for it. All the noise from the Sam Forays and others will not remove this fact. Repeat after me:

HINGA NORMAN IS A CANNIBAL
THE TRC SAYS SO
THE SPECIAL COURT SAYS SO
HIS MENDE BROTHERS TESTIFY SO
HIS MENDE SONS TESTIFY TO THIS
HINGA NORMAN IS A CANNIBAL, CANNIBAL, CANNIBAL!!!!"

NEED WE CONTINUE WITH THIS DISCUSSION ?
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Subject: How moral is mocking the DEAD in our society?
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 14:48:44 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-148-213-164.range86-148.btcentralplus.com at 86.148.213.164

Message:
Freedom of Speech, is this your email address?

- cocorioko@net.com-

Are you a part of cocorioko?

In our public life a custom prevails which is very little to our credit. It
has apparently not been borrowed from any other people, and, so far
as we are aware, it has never yet been borrowed from us. It consists, in
the first place, of proclaiming war to the knife against any man who
happens to diverge, though over so slightly, from the regular party
lines. Why do we bother to have parties if we do not truly understand
how the very system that they were created for operate?

The systematic castigation of our fellow countrywo/men runs the
chorus of adulation and it was but yesterday that shameful reproaches
were pouring from MPs and Partisans on the same man.

Is there no conscience remaining in politicians?

Has it ceased to be dishonourable to traduce innocent men and only to
avow that they were traduced after their deaths? To plead for justice to
the living would be idle these days! But is it not an indecent spectacle
to see men, who aspire to be called “statesmen” pretending to weep
over the grave of one whom they wilfully and wantonly assailed when
his estimate of duty differed from others.

I weep that we continue not to see beyond the present. Yes it is true
that the present is our greatest and most special gift and that we
should live it to the full. This belief buttressed in a Dreamworks and
paramount Pictures movie – KUNG FU PANDA – depicts the Master
counselling the new “Dragon Master” PO the Panda that there are three
important things in life – the past, our history and to let go not
forgetting the strengths it brings for the present, our greatest gift;
which we should live well and not worry about the future, our mystery
to come.

I tend to believe that all things combine, we all have to account for one
another at some point, somewhere, someday!

Let us show decency by being, without a doubt, factual in our
anticipatory defenses.

We true enlightenment come upon us in every aspect of our everyday
living!!



Subject: Re: How moral is mocking the DEAD in our society?
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 15:15:25 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
WHAT IS YOUR POINT??????????????????????????????


Subject: Re: How moral is mocking the DEAD in our society?
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 15:36:13 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-148-213-164.range86-148.btcentralplus.com at 86.148.213.164

Message:
Neutrality dictates that you decode! You've read and I believe you very
well understood.

Are you not able to answer the first two questions? I clicked on your
handle and it directed me to my messenger and I saw
this:-cocorioko@net.com - prompting me to send you a message.
Cocorioko being the trade name of our superb communication organ
made me to ask if you are a part of cocorioko. just to satisfy my
curious mind. You see my point - is there a problem in satisfying my curiosity?

The rest in the post was meant for all of us to digest and a way of
conscience balancing!!


Subject: LEST WE FORGET... WE SHOULD LEARN FROM OUR TERRIBLE HISTORY.
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:46 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Widest Possible Dissemination

543."The Commission recommends the widest possible dissemination of its Report. The Commission calls upon the government and civil society to facilitate the accessibility of the report to all people, literate and illiterate, in local languages.

544. The Commission encourages the formation of dissemination committees to organise the distribution of the report at national and local level. In particular, the Commission encourages the use of the Report and its different versions to promote dialogue and debate. The Video and Children’s versions of the Report should be used in workshops around the country in order that people may learn more about the Report of the Commission."

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: THE POLITICAL DEBACLE IN 1967.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 11:46:12 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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THE POLITICAL DEBACLE THAT SIGNIFICANTLY DENTED THE NATIONAL CHARACTER OF THE SOVEREIGN NATION OF SIERRA LEONE:
March 17,and 21,will forever be immortalized in the annals of the sovereign nation of Sierra Leone for those dates altered the political landscape,and ultimately shook the political reality of the nation to the very core of its foundation.The fundamental question is how?This is precisely the mission this writer wishes to exhaustively explore so that our readers in this forum will be able to make a valid deducted arguments about the sordid state of affairs which have eaten away at the veneer of patriotism of most citizens.
Four decades and a year ago,the citizens went to the polls to reaffirm their abiding faith in the validity of the sanctity of the ballot box in furtherance of constitutional democratic governance.
The contest was between the ruling government,SLPP,and the main opposition,APC,and some Independents.The contest had significant importance to the two main parties.To the SLPP,it was a way of demonstrating to the activist judiciary that the exercise of political power duly belongs to the politicians.To the APC however,the election meant a whole lot because it represented an orchestrated effort to rid the nation of “Margaism”which they considered exploitative and anachronistic in orientations because of its perceived Mendi hegemony.There was the pervasive felling that the SLPP political leadership was anti North in general,and Temne in particular.They observed that most of the top jobs were filled by the members of the Southeastern establishments.Compendiously,the election was fought on tribalistic sentiments.
Going into the contest,SLPP had six seats uncontested with Albert Margai and Maigore Kallon those six returned unopposed.The SLPP however dug its own political grave when the party leaders unwisely decided to alienate four major candidates,namely Kutubu Idrissa,Luseni Alfred Morlu Brewa,J.B.Francis,and I think either Sahr Leonard Matturi of Prince John Williams of Bo town.I am not quite sure which one of those two guys,in any case,such was the dilemma for the SLPP.
Before the contest however,Peter Leonard Tucker who was head of the civil service and official Secretary to the Prime Minister heald a meeting of all the returning officers and it was claimed that he had given specific instructions to ensure SLPP’s Victory.I do not have any first hand knowledge of that as it was only revealed at the Dove-Edwin commission of enquiry that was established by the Juxon-Smith NRC military administration.
The day finally came on Tuesday March 17,and Freetown was in a state of electoral euphoria.There was clamor for change to the extent veteran SLPP politicians in the likes of Mohamed Sanusi Mustapha and Kandeh were soundly defeated by Ibrahim Bash Taqi,and Leslie Allen respectively.The context went on with characteristic violence and vote fraud that found practical expression in ballot box stuffing.
In the evening,the SLBS,started announcing the returns with a caveat however.From what was being transmitted,the SLPP results were always announced first and it took a while before any APC candidate were announced.The process dragged on until the next day.Like in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe,the electoral commission under the chairmanship of Ibrahim Bun Sanusi held on to the details of the result for what ever reasons he had,I was not privy to it.In any case when the details were finally released,the commission reported SLPP 32 seats,and APC,32,seats.The 32 seats for the SLPP included the six unopposed candidates.That was were the battle royal began.The APC supporters were now very convinced that there was an elaborate and carefully orchestrated attempt on the part of the Margai administration to steal the election.The Krio establishment that had enormous stake in the outcome of the exercise also weighed in with the Medical poet turned political activist Sharif Esmond as the generalissimo of resistant to any manipulation of the outcome of the contest.The academic community at Fourah Bay college with the likes of Davidson Nicol and Ralph Taylor Smith coordinated the University’s response to the political shenanigans of the electoral commission to thwart the people’s will.
As the political stalemate continued unabated,Freetown was on the very of war,as the APC supporters took to the streets,and even surrounded Government House in a show of protest against the Governor General for not moving fast enough with the appointment of a Prime Minister.The Attorney General Samuel Berthan Macauley as the chief law enforcement officer to the government wrote the Governor General advising him not to proceed with any appointment to the office as the contest for the twelve Paramount Chiefs was still pending.His take on that bordered more on political expediency than on constitutional correctness because the Chiefs by the understanding that made it possible for them to sit in parliament,clearly stated that they should sit with the government of the day.In order words,they did not have the luxury to pick and choose what political entity to support or not.My take on that is ,was meant to buy time for Albert Margai with the four candidates who refused to join the SLPP after they won as Independents.The army chief of staff Brigadier David Lansana went and saw the Governor General Sir.Henry Lightfoot Boston and suggested also that the chief of state should hold off on any appointment contending his inability to contain any riot should that be the case.The Governor General was in the meantime brought under tremendous pressure by the Krio supporters of Siaka Stevens who were the back bone of his power base.
Finally on March 21st,1967,the Governor General communicated with Albert Margai advising him of his intention to proceed with the appointment to the office and also let it be known that he will not be appointed accordingly.Before that however,he made clarion calls on both leaders to reach a negotiated settlement in the form of a unity government.Siaka Stevens under duress from his supporters in the likes of Emile Fashole Luke and others will have non of that.
The Governor General finally sent for Stevens on March 21st,1967,and appointed him Prime Minister.After the swearing in ceremony,Thomas Alexander,Leington Decker the Permanent Under Secretary ,Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was given the text of the letter of appointment to be broadcast to the nation and the world at large.Decker left the State House and headed directly for Flag staff House the official residence of the army chief of staff,Brigadier David Lansana at Hill Station.On arrival,the following people were with the army chief:Samuel Berthan Macauley,Maigore Christian Kallon,John Mannah Kallon,Sheik Batu Daramy,Peter Leonard Tucker,Ella Koblo Gulama,George Suliaman Panda,Ibrahim Bun Sanusi,A.J.Demby,Abu Aiah Koroma,and other party officials.Decker showed the letter to the army chief and he thereupon,immediately picked up the phone and called the Military assistant to the Governor General Lt.Samuel Hinga Norman ordering him to prevent any one from leaving State House pending his arrival.The APC disguised in political outfit Ahmed Tejan Kabbah was with Siaka Stevens on March 21st the day of his swearing in as Prime Minister.That explains why some of us have always maintained that Kabbah is more of a political prostitute than a professional reliable politician who loves to be at the center of attention seeking to ingratiate himself with any one willing to reward his debauchery and cowardice with high office.Lansana in the maintime was a no call no show at the ceremony which proceeded without him any way.The next time the citizens heard from him was when he made his famous broadcast announcing “Martial law”.So that was how,Stevens’ appointment was scuttled ,and the army first intervened in national politics.The refusal of the gang of four to cross over to the SLPP was the bane that drove the final nail in Abert's coffing in Sierra Leone's politics.They made it known that their return to the SLPP fold was contigentised on Albert's giving up the leadership of the party which he flatly rejected.The 2007 election and Charles Margai's conduct leading to the exercise was just a replay of the 1967 scenario.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: THE POLITICAL DEBACLE IN 1967.
From: New Historian
To: All
Date Posted: 20:47:22 07/05/08 ()
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Of course certain political missteps and some violations of democratic tenets characterized Sa Lone in 1967 political conflict.

The premise of sovereignty is certainly subjective because important matters of political power, especially those that had to do with the judiciary and military were dependent on the standards and control of colonial Britain….....

.Yes other politicians you mentioned may have played pivotal roles in progressive politics at that time ,but the history has it that the gang of the so called progressive south-eastern Four..K I Kai-Samba, L A M Brewah, C P Foray and F S Anthony were mainly responsible for SLPP downfall.


I believe that your clarion for reflections on patriotism is absolutely valid, however Sa Lone is best served if opinions are formed by exposure to nothing less than objective facts of our political history…….

Sir Albert may have lost out in his haste to address the mende hegemony accusations by Stevens and his opposition……but if you read Barrows Book ,you will agree that the Prime Minister’s decision to replace Kutubu Kai Samba with his Personal Assisant James During to represent the Hanga Constituency was blown out of proportion.

It was unfortunate that the mobilized and misguided conservative elements of the ruling party were misled into believing that “Akpata” was guilty of replacing their blood brother with a Creole for his own political purposes ……

It is true that Sir Albert Margai may have gone too far in marginalizing a charismatic political star and activist like Kai-Samba in support of his favorite henchmen James During…but does this SLPP saga not remind of the recent Berewa rise and Norman’s demise in modern SLPP.....
I the end the fact remains that In 1967 the PM’s Prefered Candidate in Hanga was a person fathered by a wealthy Creole Man from Wilberforce,with the daughter of a famous Mende Paramount Chief from the Vangahun clan…..So the question at issue was whether the candidate was a Mende Brother according to Margai or a Creole man as alleged by Kai-Samba and his group?.........


I think that SLPP Conservatives Not accepting the PM’s Choice in 1967 are akin to the racist American Democrats today who remain in opposition to Barak Obama only for reasons of his bi-racial roots....

It is true that Sir Albert Margai was indeed ahead of his times but his plans to address traditional Tribalism(Mendehism)in Sa Lone Politics were unfortunately misconstrued by the polity in 1967.

..Interestingly, his beloved son following the tradition of progressive politics in his blood, has proven to Sierra Leoneans and SLPP recently that Conservative Mendehism has no place in our modern politics.....

Charles Margai's recent conflict which led to the formation of PMDC serves as a case in point referencing the consequences that SLPP's Chronic Tribalism causes the party to suffer from within.


Subject: Re: THE POLITICAL DEBACLE IN 1967.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 22:01:45 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr.historian,i will like to thank you very sincerely from the very deep roots of my humble being for the light you have thrown on this complex issue.As you will agree with me sir,the turning point in the nation's history continues to be March 1967 following that elections and the advent of Stevens on the nation's political rader.From that time to now,everything has just fallen apart to the extent the center is no longer able to hold.The party was given a second chance but the inept and docile Kabbah screwed everything up.I really do not know how SLPP will get itself out of this quagmire.Perhaps with people like Bernadette Lahai,Elizabeth Lavalie,John Leigh,Yumkella,or Bai Koblo,the party might be able to make headway.I wonder if you care to share your thoughts with me on this which i will highly appreciate.In the meantime,your writing is very erudite and sophisticated Thank you very much sir.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: APC poised for massive win in local council elections!
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 10:23:07 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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Message:
Chest pain for 'man baboon' Jacob Kanu, Charles Fake Margai and the frustrated SLPP bandwagon. Now EBK will get the mandate he requires to make Salone an Economic African Tiger(EAT).Now the APC can sing :

THERE IS NO STOPPING US
NO STOPPING
WE CAN DO IT BETTER


Subject: Re: APC poised for massive win in local council elections!
From: Christiana Thorpe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:32:51 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
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Message:
Not so fast Dull Cavalier. I just cannot cancel all those votes from SLPP strongholds again. Besides, my abled Lieutenant Carlos Velenzuela is not here to give me rigging ideas.

I am afraid I may have to disappoint you lot this time.


Subject: THE BLOOD-THIRSTY AND SAVAGE TEJAN KABBAH WANTED FOR MURDER!
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 10:19:30 07/05/08 ()
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(New York, October 16, 1998)—

Human Rights Watch today urged Sierra Leonean President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah to commute death sentences for thirty-four soldiers accused of treason.


The Sierra Leonean government has repeatedly said it is committed to international human rights standards. These cases will be an important test for them




On October 12, a court martial in Sierra Leone handed down the sentences on the soldiers accused of treason and collaboration with the former military regime known for its flagrant violations of human rights.

In a letter released today, Human Rights Watch called on President Kabbah to allow time for the United Nations Human Rights Committee to review the cases. The Sierra Leonean military court system currently makes no provision for appeal of sentences, including capital punishment. The thirty-four face execution by firing squad.

As a State Party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as well as its Optional Protocol which provides for individual communications, the government of Sierra Leone is obliged to guarantee the right to review by a higher court. "The Sierra Leonean government has repeatedly said it is committed to international human rights standards," said Peter Takirambudde, executive director of the Africa division of Human Rights Watch. "These cases will be an important test for them."

Human Rights Watch opposes the death penalty in all cases, particularly in light of Sierra Leone's fledgling judicial system and the irreversible nature of a death sentence. The New York-based rights group further called on the Sierra Leonean government to restructure the military court system to include an appeal process.

For further information:
Scott Campbell (New York) 212-216-1839
Janet Fleischman (Washington, DC) 202-371-6592
Peter Takirambudde (New York) 212-216-1223
Jean-Paul Marthoz (Brussels) 32-2-732-2009
Urmi Shah (London) 44-171-713-1995


The full text of the letter is attached.

October 16, 1998

H.E. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
President of the Republic of Sierra Leone
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Your Excellency,

Human Rights Watch welcomes your efforts and those of your government to promote the rule of law, accountability, and respect for human rights in Sierra Leone. The May 25, 1997 coup and subsequent military rule shattered the country's infrastructure, notably that of the judicial system. With limited economic resources and amidst continued fighting and atrocities in rural areas, the Sierra Leonean government has made important progress towards upholding its obligations under national law and international human rights standards while promoting reconciliation. We similarly appreciate the efforts of your government to make public the judicial proceedings of the recent treason trials and to respect due process.

This past Monday, a Court Martial in Freetown passed death sentences for thirty-four soldiers accused of treason and other offenses. Later that day, the Minister of Information declared that in respect to the trials, "at the end of the day the proceedings will be adjudged acceptable by both local and international standards." He further stated that the Sierra Leonean government would responsibly "act within the law of Sierra Leone and the terms of the relevant International Conventions to which this country is a signatory."

The lack of a right to appeal to a higher court for the thirty-four—who now face execution by firing squad—is in sharp contrast to this and other statements by your government calling for respect for international human rights norms. As a State Party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as well as its Optional Protocol which provides for individual communications, the government of Sierra Leone is obliged to guarantee the right to review by a higher court.

In light of the lack of a right to appeal, several of those sentenced to death have submitted petitions to the United Nations Human Rights Committee as provided for by the Optional Protocol, to which Sierra Leone has been a State Party since August 1996. More petitions from those sentenced are likely to follow. We call on your government to adhere to its obligations as a Party to the Optional Protocol and allow the petition process to run its due course. To do so would send a clear and positive message to the Sierra Leonean people as well as the international community emphasizing your government's will to make human rights a priority while holding perpetrators accountable under due process of national and international law. We would additionally urge your government, as a Party to the ICCPR, to in a timely fashion make structural changes in the military court system to ensure the right to appeal.

We also draw your attention to the inherent fallibility of all criminal justice systems—even those with long histories of respect for due process—and the fact that innocent persons are sometimes executed, even when the law is respected. Sierra Leone's fledgling justice system—which members of your own government have described as totally demolished during the coup—provides all the more reason for avoiding the use of the death penalty. Executions are irreversible, and such miscarriages of justice can never be corrected. Furthermore, Human Rights Watch objects to capital punishment in all countries and in all circumstances due to its inherent cruelty.

During this particularly difficult and formative period in Sierra Leonean history, we would encourage the government of Sierra Leone to maintain national reconciliation as a priority while dispensing justice and holding perpetrators fully accountable for human rights abuses. With this in mind, if the death penalty is upheld, action from the Prerogative of Mercy Committee in accordance with Sierra Leonean law would be appropriate. In this case, as head of the Committee, we appeal to your Excellency to commute the death sentences. We would further urge the Committee to closely follow the cases of the sixteen civilians sentenced to death in August for treason and other charges and intervene at the appropriate moment if their sentence is upheld by the appeals court.

In your efforts to encourage reconciliation while holding perpetrators accountable, we thus urge you to avoid adding to the death toll in Sierra Leone by allowing the sentences to be carried out and instead seek punishments other than the death penalty. On Monday, the Sierra Leonean Minister of Information also stated that "the law should also be applied in appropriate cases as a deterrent to avert a recurrence of this nightmare and to protect the citizens and the nation itself." Indeed, the death penalty has never been proven to have a deterrent effect on violent crime.

Despite the climate of public hatred for those accused of treason and other crimes, and calls for revenge killings, the government of Sierra Leone has thus far made courageous steps to uphold its obligations under international law and to avoid people taking justice into their own hands. In no circumstances, however, should a fair trial and the right to appeal be considered luxuries, even amidst public cries for revenge. Nor should the death penalty be imposed as an alleged solution to stop further abuses or in the name of protecting the public.

We thus respectfully urge your Excellency to ensure that the human rights of those sentenced to death in Sierra Leone are respected and wish you and the Sierra Leonean people success in rebuilding a Sierra Leone based firmly on the foundation of rule of law.



© Copyright 2004, Human


Subject: WILL PRESIDENT KOROMA ALSO COMMIT "MURDER"?
From: Dr CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
To: All
Date Posted: 09:57:27 07/05/08 ()
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The Commission finds that the erstwhile Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Solomon Berewa, played a particularly conspicuous role in the conduct of both the civilian and military trials of 1998. As Attorney General, Mr. Berewa exercised his discretionary power of prosecution in an arbitrary fashion. Furthermore, Mr. Berewa sat on the Mercy Committee whose role it was to advise the President on the issuance of pardons for the 34 condemned soldiers. The Commission finds that Mr. Berewa held an inappropriate amount of power in deciding the fate of the persons he had himself selected for trial."

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

24 of the 34 soldiers condemned to death by a military tribunal on October12 were publicly executed by firing squad at Godrich Beach in Freetown. President Kabbah, acting as a "mini-god", commuted the sentences of 10 others to life imprisonment.

Heavily armed ECOMOG troops (all of them Nigerians)sealed off the execution site as the condemned soldiers were brought in, all of them dressed in black and heard chanting "I have faith in God" and "I have surrendered to Jesus." (Did I hear you say, "ah yah"?)

The condemned prisoners were then bound to execution post (like animals)and hooded. Firing squad members (again, all of them Nigerians), their faces colored with charcoal and masked with green leaves, took up their positions facing the convicts. After some brief instruction, they opened fire, shooting at random, in "execution style". After what seemed like an eternity, they stopped firing, only to start shooting again when they realized that some of the convicts were still alive!

As the execution was going on, Tejan Kabbah and Solomon Berewa were hiding in an undisclosed locat1on and drinking brandy as they celebrate the "murder" of their fellow country-men by foreigners!

The bodies of the "murdered", were placed in coffins and taken to Kingtom cemetery were they were buried in a mass grave. THOES MURDERED WERE:

**** Major Kula Samba (the first woman ever executed in Sierra Leone)

**** Corporal Tamba Gborie

**** Sergent Alfred Abu "Zagallo" Sankoh

**** Squadron Leader Victor L. King

**** Brigadier Hassan Karim Conteh

**** Lieutenant Marouf Sesay

**** Lieutenant Jim Kelly Jalloh

**** Captain Idrissa Keita Khemolai

**** Captain Simbo Sankoh

**** Colonel John Amadu Sonica Conteh

**** Lieutenant Commander Samuel Kandu-Boy Gilbert

**** Lieutenant Commander Abdul Aziz Dumbuya

**** Lieutenant Commander P. F. Foday

**** Captain Josiah Boisy Pratt

**** Captain Abubakarr Kamara

**** Captain Albert Johnnie Moore

**** Major Bayoh "Bios" Conteh

**** Major Augustine Fannah Kamara

**** Major Abdul Masakama Koroma

**** Lieutanant Colonel David Boisy Palmer

**** Colonel Daniel Kobina Anderson

**** Colonel Abdul Karim Sesay

**** Colonel Abdul Karim Sesay

**** Colonel James Max Kanga

**** Colonel Samuel Francis Yariemah Koroma.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The AFRC High Command / Supreme Council

The High Command was largely comprised of the Instigators of the Coup of 25 May 1997 and those with whom they found common purpose to lead them; designations given above each name indicate the office(s) occupied by the particular individual in the AFRC Supreme Council whilst the AFRC was in power. Ranks assigned to the soldiers in question are the official SLA ranks they had attained up to the point of the coup.

Chairman of the AFRC, Head of State and
Commander-in-Chief of the People’s Army
Major Johnny Paul Koroma

AFRC Chief Secretary of State / Secretary for Mineral Resources
Influential Ground Commander of the AFRC (post-February 1998)
Captain Solomon A. J. Musa

Secretary-General of the AFRC
Colonel A. K. Sesay

AFRC Chief of Defence Staff
Colonel S. F. Y. Koroma

AFRC Public Liaison Officer 1 (PLO 1) assigned to cover the Ministerial briefs of Mineral Resources, Transport and Communications, Lands, Housing and Country Planning and Environment
Staff Sergeant Abu Sankoh (alias “Zagallo”)

AFRC Public Liaison Officer 2 (PLO 2) assigned to cover the Ministerial briefs of Works and Labour, Telecommunications (Sierratel), Customs and Excise and Postal Services
Staff Sergeant Alex Tamba Brima (alias “Gullit”)

AFRC Public Liaison Officer (PLO 3) assigned to cover the Ministerial briefs of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Energy and Power, Lotto and Income Tax
Staff Sergeant Ibrahim Kamara (alias “Bazzy”)

Chief Security Officer attached to the AFRC Chairman
Staff Sergeant Moses Kabia (alias “Rambo”)

Secretary of State attached to the Office of the AFRC Chairman
Major Victor L. King

Under Secretary of State for Mineral Resources
Captain Paul Thomas

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Lance Corporal Tamba Gborie

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Lance Corporal Santigie Borbor Kanu (alias “Five Five”)

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Lance Corporal Foday Kallay

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Staff Sergeant Brima Kamara

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Staff Sergeant Sulaiman Turay

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Lance Corporal Momoh Bangura

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Lance Corporal Papa Bangura (alias “Batuta”)

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Lance Corporal George Adams

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Warrant Officer II Franklyn Conteh

Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Warrant Officer II Sammy Kargbo

(Civilian) Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Mr. Ibrahim Bioh Sesay (alias “Bioh”)

(Civilian) Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Mr. Abdul M. Sesay

(Civilian) Member of the AFRC Supreme Council
Mr. Hector Bob-Lahai

Other Prominent Leaders within the AFRC Faction

Comprising those who did not form part of the original contingent that overthrew the SLPP Government on 25 May 1997, nor who occupied positions of seniority on the AFRC Supreme Council, but who nevertheless had powers of directional influence or commandership in the faction at one time or another)

AFRC Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Alimamy Pallo Bangura

AFRC Public Relations Officer (PRO) / Spokesman /
later Under-Secretary of State for Information
Allieu B. Kamara

Influential Ground Commander of AFRC / West Side Boys
Hassan Bangura (alias “Bomblast” or “Papa”)

Operations Officer (Army)
Lieutenant Akim Turay

Operations Officer (Military Police)
Captain Emil Dumbuya

Miscellaneous AFRC “Special Envoys”
Omrie Golley
Steve Bio
Ibrahim Bah


Subject: Re: WILL PRESIDENT KOROMA ALSO COMMIT "MURDER"?
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:00 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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Message:
I believe like many others that EBK and Tejan Kabba are poles apart and as different as chalk and cheese.You will be interested to know why.Taking a close look at the composition of the new APC executive as well as that of the cabinet one can observe that there are no signs of bloody-thirstyness in the persons of the Attorney-General and the Vice president.There is no Berewah trait in Sam Sumana or Serry Kamal.I have cited Berewah as a yardstick for blood-thirstiness in that as both AG and VP he masterminded all the murders carried out by the then Kabba regime.

Having said that I can confidently conclude that there is no reason to believe that EBK will emulate his predecessor by murdering his fellow Saloneans to stifle dissent.EBK's regime bears the hallmarks of an unprecedented tolerant and bloodless reign that will ever remain in the thoughts of Saloneans.


Subject: Re: WILL PRESIDENT KOROMA ALSO COMMIT "MURDER"?
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 10:58:42 07/05/08 ()
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VERY REASSURING!


Subject: Re: WILL PRESIDENT KOROMA ALSO COMMIT "MURDER"?
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 10:22:06 07/05/08 ()
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THE BLOOD-THIRSTY AND SAVAGE TEJAN KABBAH WANTED FOR MURDER!
--------------------

Posted by Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas on July 05, 2008 at 10:19:30:

(New York, October 16, 1998)—

Human Rights Watch today urged Sierra Leonean President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah to commute death sentences for thirty-four soldiers accused of treason.


The Sierra Leonean government has repeatedly said it is committed to international human rights standards. These cases will be an important test for them

On October 12, a court martial in Sierra Leone handed down the sentences on the soldiers accused of treason and collaboration with the former military regime known for its flagrant violations of human rights.

In a letter released today, Human Rights Watch called on President Kabbah to allow time for the United Nations Human Rights Committee to review the cases. The Sierra Leonean military court system currently makes no provision for appeal of sentences, including capital punishment. The thirty-four face execution by firing squad.

As a State Party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as well as its Optional Protocol which provides for individual communications, the government of Sierra Leone is obliged to guarantee the right to review by a higher court. "The Sierra Leonean government has repeatedly said it is committed to international human rights standards," said Peter Takirambudde, executive director of the Africa division of Human Rights Watch. "These cases will be an important test for them."

Human Rights Watch opposes the death penalty in all cases, particularly in light of Sierra Leone's fledgling judicial system and the irreversible nature of a death sentence. The New York-based rights group further called on the Sierra Leonean government to restructure the military court system to include an appeal process.

For further information:
Scott Campbell (New York) 212-216-1839
Janet Fleischman (Washington, DC) 202-371-6592
Peter Takirambudde (New York) 212-216-1223
Jean-Paul Marthoz (Brussels) 32-2-732-2009
Urmi Shah (London) 44-171-713-1995


The full text of the letter is attached.

October 16, 1998

H.E. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
President of the Republic of Sierra Leone
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Your Excellency,

Human Rights Watch welcomes your efforts and those of your government to promote the rule of law, accountability, and respect for human rights in Sierra Leone. The May 25, 1997 coup and subsequent military rule shattered the country's infrastructure, notably that of the judicial system. With limited economic resources and amidst continued fighting and atrocities in rural areas, the Sierra Leonean government has made important progress towards upholding its obligations under national law and international human rights standards while promoting reconciliation. We similarly appreciate the efforts of your government to make public the judicial proceedings of the recent treason trials and to respect due process.

This past Monday, a Court Martial in Freetown passed death sentences for thirty-four soldiers accused of treason and other offenses. Later that day, the Minister of Information declared that in respect to the trials, "at the end of the day the proceedings will be adjudged acceptable by both local and international standards." He further stated that the Sierra Leonean government would responsibly "act within the law of Sierra Leone and the terms of the relevant International Conventions to which this country is a signatory."

The lack of a right to appeal to a higher court for the thirty-four—who now face execution by firing squad—is in sharp contrast to this and other statements by your government calling for respect for international human rights norms. As a State Party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as well as its Optional Protocol which provides for individual communications, the government of Sierra Leone is obliged to guarantee the right to review by a higher court.

In light of the lack of a right to appeal, several of those sentenced to death have submitted petitions to the United Nations Human Rights Committee as provided for by the Optional Protocol, to which Sierra Leone has been a State Party since August 1996. More petitions from those sentenced are likely to follow. We call on your government to adhere to its obligations as a Party to the Optional Protocol and allow the petition process to run its due course. To do so would send a clear and positive message to the Sierra Leonean people as well as the international community emphasizing your government's will to make human rights a priority while holding perpetrators accountable under due process of national and international law. We would additionally urge your government, as a Party to the ICCPR, to in a timely fashion make structural changes in the military court system to ensure the right to appeal.

We also draw your attention to the inherent fallibility of all criminal justice systems—even those with long histories of respect for due process—and the fact that innocent persons are sometimes executed, even when the law is respected. Sierra Leone's fledgling justice system—which members of your own government have described as totally demolished during the coup—provides all the more reason for avoiding the use of the death penalty. Executions are irreversible, and such miscarriages of justice can never be corrected. Furthermore, Human Rights Watch objects to capital punishment in all countries and in all circumstances due to its inherent cruelty.

During this particularly difficult and formative period in Sierra Leonean history, we would encourage the government of Sierra Leone to maintain national reconciliation as a priority while dispensing justice and holding perpetrators fully accountable for human rights abuses. With this in mind, if the death penalty is upheld, action from the Prerogative of Mercy Committee in accordance with Sierra Leonean law would be appropriate. In this case, as head of the Committee, we appeal to your Excellency to commute the death sentences. We would further urge the Committee to closely follow the cases of the sixteen civilians sentenced to death in August for treason and other charges and intervene at the appropriate moment if their sentence is upheld by the appeals court.

In your efforts to encourage reconciliation while holding perpetrators accountable, we thus urge you to avoid adding to the death toll in Sierra Leone by allowing the sentences to be carried out and instead seek punishments other than the death penalty. On Monday, the Sierra Leonean Minister of Information also stated that "the law should also be applied in appropriate cases as a deterrent to avert a recurrence of this nightmare and to protect the citizens and the nation itself." Indeed, the death penalty has never been proven to have a deterrent effect on violent crime.

Despite the climate of public hatred for those accused of treason and other crimes, and calls for revenge killings, the government of Sierra Leone has thus far made courageous steps to uphold its obligations under international law and to avoid people taking justice into their own hands. In no circumstances, however, should a fair trial and the right to appeal be considered luxuries, even amidst public cries for revenge. Nor should the death penalty be imposed as an alleged solution to stop further abuses or in the name of protecting the public.

We thus respectfully urge your Excellency to ensure that the human rights of those sentenced to death in Sierra Leone are respected and wish you and the Sierra Leonean people success in rebuilding a Sierra Leone based firmly on the foundation of rule of law.



Subject: Re: WILL PRESIDENT KOROMA ALSO COMMIT "MURDER"?
From: joe
To: All
Date Posted: 13:20:21 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wblv-ip-pcache-7-vif0.telkom-ipnet.co.za at 196.25.255.246

Message:
exquisite touch of selective researching mmmmm,but adding bangura , minah and others would have put the icing on the cake eh?


Subject: Re: WILL PRESIDENT KOROMA ALSO COMMIT "MURDER"?
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 13:35:48 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: cocorioko@net.com
Entered From: pool-96-255-93-107.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.93.107

Message:
"exquisite touch of selective researching mmmmm,but adding bangura , minah and others would have put the icing on the cake eh?" (joe)
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VERY BRILLIANT OBSERVATION. THE FOCUS OF THIS ARTICLE IS "THE SAVAGE AND BLOOD-THIRSTY" TEJAN KABBAH! Hopefully in a future article, the focus might be on the APC and the NPRC...patience is a virture, dude!


Subject: Re: WILL PRESIDENT KOROMA ALSO COMMIT "MURDER"?
From: joe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:12:45 07/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wblv-ip-pcache-7-vif1.telkom-ipnet.co.za at 198.54.202.246

Message:
and patience in deed i have.But let me suggest a heading for that one."Kill the father and Hail the son".How bout that punk.


Subject: IDENTITY THEFT IS ALIVE AND WELL. BEWARE!
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 07:59:00 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-93-107.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.93.107

Message:
“IDENTITY THEFT” IS ALIVE AND WELL!

In our “rat race and dog eat dog” world, there are a lot of people out there waiting for the slightest opportunity to rip you off. No part of the globe is free from such elements…from Sierra Leone to Nigeria (and a very large number of these crooks are found here), from the USA to hell, from Bogotá to Bermuda, you will find these people. They will steal your identity and “live” like you. In other words, you have a “twin partner” that you do not know of! No one, other then the Lord thy God, knows the exact figure of identity thieves that are out there. The inception of the internet has made this multi-billion dollars industry attractive to many.

Life, especially in the Diaspora, can be very busy indeed leaving us very little time to think straight. In the course of a very busy day, you can write a check at a grocery store, charge a ticket on your credit card to go to Freetown for Christmas, rent a car to “show off” at a “society wedding”, mail your tax returns, change your service provider for your cell or mobile phone, order Viagra from Canada on the internet, or apply for a credit card. Chances are you do not give these everyday transactions a second thought…BUT IDENTITY THIEVES WILL!

“SO WHAT IS IDENTITY THEFT?”I hear you ask. Identity theft takes place when someone “knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, or in connection with, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of the law”. Under this definition, a name or social security number is considered a “means of identification”. So is a credit card number, cellular telephone electronic serial number, or any piece of information that may be used alone or in conjunction with other information to identify a specific individual.

Identity theft is a very serious crime. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years…and thousands of dollars trying to clean up the mess the thieves have made of a good name and credit record. In the meantime, victims of identity theft may lose job opportunities, be refused loans for education, buying a car, or housing, or even get arrested for crimes they did not commit. Humiliation, anger, and frustration are among the feelings victims experience as they navigate the process of restoring or “rescuing” their identity. Despite your very best efforts to manage the flow of your personal information or to keep it to yourself, skilled identity thieves may use a variety of methods to gain access to your datum or data.

Now that I have put you in a perplexed state of mind, and some of you can feel your heart hitting against your ribs, and you are also sweating uncontrollably, and you are also having difficulty breathing, especially if you have stole lots of money from the Sierra Leone Government and hid it in a foreign bank, I can hear you ask nervously, “how do these identity thieves get my information?” Before I proceed, allow me to get a good laugh, hehehehehehehehhahahahahah (oh yah, me side dae art!). That was funny!

Identity thieves can get your information from business or other institutions by:
***** Stealing records or information while they are on the job.

***** Bribing an employee who has access to your records.

***** Breaking into these records by means of an “internet spy”

***** Conning information out of employees.

***** They may steal your mail, including bank and credit card statements, credit card offer, new checks, and tax information.

***** They may rummage through your trash, the trash of businesses, or public trash dumps in a practice known as “dumpster diving”.

***** They may get your credit reports by abusing their employer’s authorized access to them, or by posing as Landlords, employer, or someone else who may have a legal right to access your report.

***** They may steal your credit or debit card numbers by capturing the information in a “data storage device” in a practice knowing as “skimming”. They may swipe your credit card for an actual purchase, or attach the device to an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) where you may enter or swipe your card.

***** They may steal your wallet or purse.

***** They may steal personal information from you through Email or Phone by posing as legitimate companies and claiming that you have a problem with your account. This practice is known as “Phishing”, (pronounced Fishing) online or “pretexting” by phone.

Again, I can imagine some of you continuing to shake like a leaf and sweating like a goat, especially if you have salted Sierra Leone Government’s money in a Swiss account, as you breathlessly scream “Lordamercie oh” and ask in a whisper, “so, how does identity thieves use my personal information?”

***** They may call your credit card issuer to change the billing address on your credit card account. The imposter then runs up charges on your credit card account. Because your bills are NOW being sent to a different address, it may be sometime before you realize there is a problem…many times it may be tooooooooooooooooooo late to shout “GOD SAVE THE QUEEN”!

***** They may open new credit card accounts in your name. When they use the credit cards and don’t pay the bill (would you blame them?) the delinquent accounts are reported on your “credit report”.

***** They may establish phone or wireless service in your name.

***** They may open a bank account in your name and write “bad checks” on that account!

***** They mat counterfeit checks or credit or debit cards, or authorize electronic transfer in your name and DRAIN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT!

***** They may file for bankruptcy under your name to avoid paying debts they incurred under your name, or to avoid eviction!

***** They may buy a car by taking out an auto loan (you got it right) IN YOUR NAME.

***** They may get identification such as a driver’s license issued with their picture, in your name. This is the scary part. They may get involve in an accident and flee the scene of an accident. You might be home one Sunday morning getting ready for church and softly singing “ amazing grace how sweet thou art” while you hungrily await your “big okaylay fufu wit eat-broke-plate” as it warms up in the microwave. And before you could remove the food from the microwave the Police might kick down your door and Arrest you (falsely) for FLEEING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT! NO! You will not be allowed to sample “you fufu and eat-broke-plate” before being carted away by the police.

***** They may get a job or file fraudulent tax returns in your name.

***** They may give your name to the police during an arrest. If they do not show up for their court date (and would you blame them for not showing up?), a warrant FOR YOUR ARREST IS ISSUED IN YOUR NAME. This time make sure you finish eating your “fufu and beetass” before the police gets to your house!


Subject: Pastor in Nigeria turns water into petrol
From: Gbordor
To: All
Date Posted: 04:33:32 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.145.27.71

Message:
A pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Kaduna, a
Muslim majority town in Northern Nigeria is the latest sensation in
Africa's most populous and corrupt country. Pastor Chide Omolujawon
Opere Okeke, an igbo is able to convert water into high grade premium
petrol by the simple act of prayer.

The Pastor first noticed this astounding ability when he was on a trip to
Port Harcourt with his three young sons and third wife. They were
about 50 meters from Port Harcourt when they ran out of gas. Emeka,
the Pastor's youngest son asked his father to pray for gas. Pastor
Chide told his son that it was impossible to get gas now and they
would have to wait for a passing driver to help. The son said "dad if
Jesus was able to turn water into wine, surely his servant would also
be able to turn water into petrol" Pastor told the boy that miracles did
not happen that way.

The boy still unconvinced went to the back of the car and brought back
a gallon of their drinking water and said the dad should at least try.
The pastor decided to humor his son and pray just to keep him quiet.
He prayed for two minutes, and lo and behold the gallon of water was
converted to 5 gallons of high grade premium unleaded gas.

To cut a long story short, the pastor has now converted his church to a
fuel depot and petrol in Kaduna is now selling for 1 naira a gallon,
which about 10 cents in USA.

The US government is presently working on plans to make Pastor
Chide a US citizen and relocate his Church to Somerset in New
Jersey. Pastors in New Jersey are very worried over this development
as Pastor Chide has said that if he comes to America, all the members
of his church will be getting free gas.


Subject: Dr. John Mannah and DOCTOR Fen Plaba! who is more DANGEROUS
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 08:09:22 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-157-144-240.range81-157.btcentralplus.com at 81.157.144.240

Message:
Dr. John Mannah and DOCTOR Fen Plaba! who is more DANGEROUS to his Party?

In the Lansana Nyalley defection debate, this is what one foromite said.

"Once again, imagine what will happen to this forum if the above quoted words were said by Alieu Iscandari." Shame

You are spot on. It was here that Dr. John Mannah was savagely attacked by his own vicious slpp terriers. For simply applauding Alpha khan and the apc government on their achichunal change message at ipam and for also asking for some time to be given to the apc to allow them to fall by their weight. He was called all sort of names by his own slpp people, some even call him an uncle Tom, an opportunist who was waiting for his letter of invitation from the rogue trader all in the name of equal ops.

But immediately after his bashing for daring to be fair and balance towards the apc. Something unimaginable happened. Mammy sweh, who is currently leading the apc task force up and down this forum with his baptism sokobana name Fen Plaba, lambasted his party the apc with a scathing attack. He said almost every thing that i have accused the apc government of. He refereed to his cabinets as INCOMPETENT, a ward that he nearly put a brick through my window for, the first time i said it, he even accused them of being part of the "DORTIRIZATION" of freetown. And called for the immediate dismissal of some INCOMPETENT ministers. That coming from a man who had earlier asked me to give the rogue trader one year before we pull count was unbelievable to me.

Boy, whilst the slpp were busy tearing Dr. Mannah into pieces, for daring to say the apc should giving more time, all the apc surrogate did was to big up their brother Momoh Plaba, and made his attack on the apc look cool. Even the great Mensa, who is always there for his apc could only say ah! orman, wan taye and they all laughed it off as if nothing happened. I must admit, i was impressed with these great fellas. It shows the new apc has room for even dissenter. Keep it up guys.

As for the slpp, they have to put this defeat behind them and get a leader who can take the party by the scruff of the neck. From what i have seen so far, the slpp can win the intellectual argument hands down, any time, any day any where. But the door to door street fight? i..... don't think so, and that's where the votes are.

The Tories in Britain had the same problem with New Labour after their defeat in 97. Willie Hague and co. were winning all the intellectual debates, but out there, they were no match for the new labour spin machinery. Michael Howard took over from poor willie, and made the party electable. But they were still not able to land any killer blow on Blair and his spin doctors in the door to door street fights. Because the Tories had been in power for eighteen years and some of their front bencherns hardly knew the colour of the opposition bench, some even thought it was Blue. They wasted four good years trying to get used to their defeat an know their way round the commons. The slpp has to accept the fact that not all its members have to speak or even vote as the party leadership desires. nor to all tem man dem geh for agree with every tin insai party.

Likkle more

Low Grade San San


Subject: Re: Dr. John Mannah and DOCTOR Fen Plaba! who is more DANGEROUS
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 12:24:39 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
"Once again, imagine what will happen to this forum if the above quoted words were said by Alieu Iscandari." Shame
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Chilling and Laughing real gard at the fact that the truth is coming out on that issue. Indeed if I had said that criticism of Nyalley, they would have come out the woodworks like bo weevils and maggots to attack me. But on the contrary I like Lansana Nyalley. He proudly indicated at his confirmation hearing that he was an SLPP member. The truth here is that the SLPP and its membership are the most unpatriotic bunch of sierra leoneans if any could be described as such.

They would rather see sierra leone dissolve into anarchy rather than move forward into the next century. In fact many of them are begining to talk about going into the bush to fight again. What shall we ordinary sierra leoneans do then sit on our behinds and allow it to happen again or take the damn fight to the agressors and this time whip their arses before they regroup into another RUF/Kamajor axis?


Subject: Re: Dr. John Mannah and DOCTOR Fen Plaba! who is more DANGEROUS
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:51:22 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Kortoh lef den tok yah. Behave lek bigman. Your conclusion is rather wayward. You sound like you are in a denial phase as 'shrinks" put it. Hear yourself:

"They would rather see sierra leone dissolve into anarchy rather than move forward into the next century. In fact many of them are begining to talk about going into the bush to fight again". A Iscandri

We all know you love APC too much, but such irresponsible statements,is the perfect definition of "unpatriotism". Wishing ill for one's motherland is something very difficult to comprehend.

If you are a supporter of the current wave of violence in Salone (that only days ago you were hyprocritically complaining of... because it happened to someone you know - Aminata), please remember that APC violence can never silence the nation. Gone are the days of Highway & Agbashatanis... forever.

You cannot use Agnes's demonstrated inability to take decisions or rather his proficiency in taking wrong decisions such as empowering and legitimising the leather Boots, the Eddy Kannehs, the Task Force Boys cum Westside Boys... as an excuse for this rather reckless statement:

"What shall we ordinary sierra leoneans do then sit on our behinds and allow it to happen again or take the damn fight to the agressors and this time whip their arses before they regroup into another RUF/Kamajor axis? " A Iscandri

No Allieu, the violence is being initiated by the APC. Kortoh, the violence is perpetuated by the aforementioned folks and even the International Community is becoming increasingly aware. You should try and call home now and again, and don't only talk the APC thugs...for they will only give you what you already know - they want to violently subdue the masses. Try independent or alternative sources. Even NEC's Christiana Topup is getting concerned.

Your are savy and quite smart. Live this 'foot soja thing' for Eddy Grant, Bonthe Pikin, Dull Cadaver et al. Join Fen Plaba's mature and patriotic camp - thats where you belong!

Have a very nice day, and no ill intended. Honest.


Subject: Re: Dr. John Mannah and DOCTOR Fen Plaba! who is more DANGEROUS
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 16:56:06 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
Vandi I still need to whip your 'gbaygbay'butt until you go back to 'torgbornbooh' where you belong.Kendekah clones like you will never see beyond the SLPP and no sane thinking Salonean will allow you to contaminate the already immaculate new APC reign.

You can foment all the violence you can,fabricate all the lies but one thing is for sure and that is the new APC northern temne man is here to stay, he will rule you for 20 years and his fans and supporters are ready to kick your slim shady butts if you guys try to rock his progress boat. You either deal with it or live with it.

Actually we are missing the 'poyo-drinking' and snuff eating Berewah who knows well how to deal with restive elements like you.


Subject: Dull Cadaver.... yu see soak lepet, yu callam puss
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:43:23 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
My friend you are trying too hard to be noticed. What exactly do you want...an Agbashatan Medal of Honour or mebership in the Task Force cum Westside Boys Brigade or being overambitous... perhaps the coveted Agbshatan Title.

What ever your dreams son, Sierra Leone is no more ready to accomodate imbeciles like you. It might serve you well... to start a welding career. Ooh if you need practice start on your oral and anal cavities... it will serve you well.

I will not glorify your attention seeking obsessioin again. Good Buy Cadaver.


Subject: Re: Dull Cadaver.... yu see soak lepet, yu callam puss
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 18:21:40 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
A rump-fed wretch like you is a curse as well as a stigma to Salone. I don't need to be an animal to whip the butt of a dim-witted fool who sounds off with every posting he struggles to make.Being a car-washer, concentrate on your job because this forum is not the place for curt 'raray' boys like you.


Subject: Re: Dr. John Mannah and DOCTOR Fen Plaba! who is more DANGEROUS
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 15:15:38 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
No Allieu, the violence is being initiated by the APC.
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I dont see the evidence of that my friend and if I did, I would say so. The truth here is that we cannot blame the government for every act of non political violence. The violence and savage car jacking of Aminata Jalloh which I spoke of was done with honesty and I am appalled that you would believe that that mention was hypocritical. I have been called all kinds of names, hypocritical is not one of them.

I dont know who you are calling "Agnes" but I am almost sure that you are not referring to the president of our country Ernest Bai Koroma. Because if you are then you have joined one of those people who I call unpatriotic. You can criticise the president and his government without resorting to calling him names. When you do that you loose the umph in your criticism and you make your contributions petty. You are a brilliant mind judging from your posts here and that is a standard that is always expected of you.

Fot soja? That i am not. I have a tendency to speak to power and that is what I wish all of us would be able to do and to do that with our own damn names so that we could give some credibility to what we say.


Subject: Re: Dr. John Mannah and DOCTOR Fen Plaba! who is more DANGEROUS
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:03:13 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
No Allieu, the violence is being initiated by the APC.
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I dont see the evidence of that my friend and if I did, I would say so.
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Well Bro, checking with the PPRC's Ceasar may be a good start. Even talking to UN people or even Christiana Thorpe, might give you an enlightened picture.

Also like I suggested earlier, ask relatively independent and honest folks that you might know - Olu Gordon, Pius Foray et al. VIOLENCE IS ON THE INCREASE IN SALONE, since your revered, lacklustre Insurance Man took over.

And ooh... Agnes=EBK, and stop acting like you did not know. No Oscars for you Kortoh. Think...

Why did IB Kargbo illegally closed Unity radio and EBK went and laucnhed it a few weeeks later? Answer this honestly.

Why were opposition members arbitrally stopped at the Lungi Airport and barred from travelling by low level SLP officers... even though there was no court order... and all Agnes could say was... "ar nor bin haware".

Why did EBK give TJK a few cows and Le5M for his wedding... not to mention his infamous speech " Mr Bride and all..."

Put it another way, my friend, I would be happier if we called a spade a spade. I want Salone to succeed and so do you. The only way this can happen is not by partisan Jayliba (praise singing or ignoring weaknesses in governance), it is by making bold statements like what you did in the Peep a loooooooooooong while ago. You should do more of that.

When we eventually meet again... you will know that I am your brother and that yes... we will get along even with our differences. But please let us not allow clowns to lead our beloved country to the cleaners.

Peace


Subject: Spectrum disorder
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 17:53:35 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
My good friend you seem to have a spectrum of problems. I do not want to discuss any issues outside of the issues that brought about this wonderful debate between the two of us. I am actually enjoying it too. I dont care to know about the closure of the SLPP propaganda machine neither do I care about "Why did EBK give TJK a few cows and Le5M for his wedding... not to mention his infamous speech " Mr Bride and all..." , nor do I care about "Why did IB Kargbo illegally closed Unity radio and EBK went and laucnhed it a few weeeks later?" What I care about is whether or not the spiral of violence in sierra leone can be attributed to the president and I say NO. What do you say and tell me why you have taken that position


Subject: Evidence of incresed violence on EBK's watch
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 19:34:17 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
I strongly posit that the increased wave of violence is directly attributable to the Prexy.

First we need to agree that violence has increased since EBK took power. You can confirm this by calling Police HQ on George Street. I was reliably told that violent crime nationwide has almost tripled in the last 7 months. Unfortunately Ami J's was just one of many, nationwide.

This does not however mean that Agnes (EBK) is a violent person, neither does it mean he deliberately is perpetuating the increased violence. Rather,my position is... his lack of leadership and decision making is what is inadvertently fostering the current status quo. The examples you cited in your response are some of the symptoms of weak leadership... you may choose to disagree or you may want to analyse them further...

One cannot be in control and have surbordinates take embarassing policy decisions without one's consent. In order words IB showed no respect for EBK when he did what he did without consultation - propaganda radio or not. Same for Jnr SLP officers at Lungi.

Legitimising the likes of Leather Boot and cosying up to Blaise Campoari is definitely not a deterent to perpetuators of violence. Tell me Bro, what has Burkina Faso got to offer Salone? I am sure you know about their overt/covert roles in our decade long imbroglio. I would prefer your man got cosy with the Kuffor's, the Sirleafs, or even Yaradua or Jammeh... Blaise is too far on the violence spectrum.

Do you also know that barely two weeks in EBKs presidency, the SLP actually announced an unusual 2-week amnesty for for folks to disarm and hand in their weapons (AK47s and all). The DDR programme officially ended in 2002 and no calls for arms was made since... till your man took power. No arms were returned.

The sad truth is that APFRC had a lot of arms to distablise Salone again... had Christiana Thorpe not given the elections to EBK. By the way these arms are still in circulation .. these are facts you can check by one simple call to police HQ.

I am sure you heard about Pastor Conteh's saga in Brookfields a few months ago... nothing came of it and that officially marked the start of the lawlessness that is sweeping the country slowly. EBK's decision to protect lawless APC supporters is not helpful, period.

I would like you to think and independently research this increased wave of violence a bit more... the looting of SLPP offices, female Independent candidates being threatened with rape... this is all new my friend. Google "Sierra Leone independent Female Candidates Rape"

I await your response.

Over to you.. bro'


Subject: Re: Evidence of incresed violence on EBK's watch
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 04:37:23 07/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Now you see what I mean by spectrum disorder. It shows in this post


Subject: Kortoh....I suspected you will chicken out....
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 08:00:29 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
... I didn't however imagine you will use "spectrum disorder" as defence.

Well at least you can answer this

Violence has increased since EBK took power. Verifiable by a simle call to Police HQ.
(Whether this is his fault is debatable).

True or False


Subject: Re: Dr. John Mannah and DOCTOR Fen Plaba! who is more DANGEROUS
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:40 07/05/08 ()
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Message:
LGSS,
Thanks for acknowledging my howling academic achievements. I intend to buy my fourth doctorate very soon.
Seriously though, I believe that the only way we can get out of the thickets, as a country, is by rendering honest criticism and ideas to the powers that be, regardless of the political hue. Salone deserves nothing less. I love the APC as a party and I believe that they can still do great things for the country if they get their act together. The one year grace period is tick-tocking...


Subject: Re: Pastor in Nigeria turns water into petrol
From: Pastor Okeke-419
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Date Posted: 07:04:16 07/05/08 ()
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Yes USA and Uk are begging me to be their citizen, and they also want to offer me the position of Vice Premier or any position I want, but I prefer to come to Salone, and turn entire Lumely beach,River No 2, Lakka,Sussex etc into high grade Petrol.Can you raise USd1000.00 for me to buy air ticket, please


Subject: Re: Pastor in Nigeria turns water into petrol
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 07:00:23 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Gbordor, lef for hambug nor!
I promised myself that you were not gonna get me again...and then I read your postings and realize that I've been had yet again! Now I understand why: You really have a fine imagination and a wicked sense of humor. Thanks for bringing much needed jocularity to the forum.


Subject: Re: Pastor in Nigeria turns water into petrol
From: olu
To: All
Date Posted: 06:40:23 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: nathan25@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Bra bo you believe dat?


Subject: To Veteran Forumite: On APC vs SLPP
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:45:28 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOU:
Please can you tell us the numerous degrees or diplomas or certificates you have got and from which institutions?
If you have ever attended a university please state its world ranking.
If you are a PhD holder tell us in which area.Which research did you conduct and what was the outcome? What was your hypothesis and how did it relate to your conclusion? Did your research findings make any positive contribution to the world as a whole? How many papers did you submit and during which conferences? Tell us a website where one can access your papers or dissertation or theses.
If you are a master(MSc, MA etc)holder tell us the area and when you submitted your thesis or dissertation depending on the kind of program.Can your thesis or dissertation be accessed through the internet? If so state the address and reference number.
And finally tell us how many SLPP and APC forumites are graduates so as to know who outnumbers who.

FOR YOU AND THE SLPP:

My advice for you is to avoid making ridiculous conclusions based on forum regulars.Most APC forumites I believe have lots of important things to do and so do not have time to even visit the forum on regular basis not to talk of making write-ups.

And let me make it clear here that making lengthy,insignificant,frustration-charged and ostentatious write-ups in no way makes someone more educated.In fact I am beginning to doubt your level of education for jumping to such a naive and namby-pamby conclusion. If your observation and conclusion reflect the extemporaneous views of an absurdly-excited SLPP man then I can say (in cricket terms) you have bowled your SLPP batsmen out!


Subject: Re: To Veteran Forumite: On APC vs SLPP
From: Bormeh
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Date Posted: 04:59:12 07/05/08 ()
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Message:
Bo Bai-Bureh go sidom sarful nar U Bormeh nar Sweden. Ow bra U hart warm becos Veteran Forumite tok true. Wetin di man tok na tin weh easy for see mi man.


Subject: Re: To Veteran Forumite: On APC vs SLPP
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 05:11:12 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
Paddy ar dae nar me Bormeh wit den blonde dem way ar bin hook midsummer day.De summer ee really nice bra.You wan cam enjoy lek me wit den blonde dem?

Veteran Forumite write lek small borboh way get snort nar een nose.Nor to true ee tok at all.How ee easy for see?


Subject: Re: To Veteran Forumite: On APC vs SLPP
From: olu
To: All
Date Posted: 06:33:02 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: nathan22@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Slpp bokman dem lek boku tok, why den nor able use den education for make salone beteh? instead tin jus dey worst pan we. now we get somebody wey don show some sense of hope pan we people. Ee make de so called bookman dem look stupid. wetin den nor do for eleven years ee take APC less dan three monts.


Subject: Re: To Veteran Forumite: On APC vs SLPP
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 07:12:27 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
Paddy you don nack the nail nar the hayd.So so noise lek emty drum. Even den amputee den gbain betteh pass SLPP bookman dem.


Subject: Re: To Veteran Forumite: On APC vs SLPP
From: DR. FEN PLABA!
To: All
Date Posted: 04:41:34 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
.


Subject: Re: To Veteran Forumite: On APC vs SLPP
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 05:03:28 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
Lol.
Doctor if nar Veteran Forumite da wan dae wit boku degree den so leh ee go bil Salone. Nor to dis forum ee for cam show-off.


Subject: PRESIDENT PREDICTS VICTORY IN INTERVIEW WITH COCORIOKO
From: COCORIOKO
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Date Posted: 00:20:44 07/05/08 ()
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President Koroma predicts victory for APC tomorrow : warns troublemakers against intimidation
Written by Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-Kanu : Editor-In-Chief of COCORIOKO
Saturday, 05 July 2008

President Ernest Bai Koroma has strongly warned that anybody caught intimidating others during the Local Council Elections in Sierra Leone tomorrow will face the full force of the law. Speaking with COCORIOKO's Editor-In-Chief , Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-Kanu, this evening in an eve- of- elections exclusive interview, President Koroma said that the elections should be as free and fair as dictated by the tenets of democracy .

President Koroma expressed his strongest outrage at the political violence that had been reported in the press. He told COCORIOKO that his government does not support violence or acts of intimidation against political opponents. "My government believes in democracy and the rule of law. My government also believes that the playing ground should be free and fair for all political parties" .

He condemned those going around intimidating others in the strongest terms and warned that anyone caught in such undesirable acts will be fully punished by the law, whether they belong to the ruling APC or the opposition SLPP and PMDC.

The President , responding to a COCORIOKO question about what message he had for Sierra Leoneans on the eve of the elections, replied that he had already told the Sierra Leonean people that he looked forward to a peaceful, free and fair elections tomorrow and said that it was the responsibility of Sierra Leoneans to make this ideal possible. We have come a long way to demonstrate to the international world that we believe in democracy .We demonstrated this during the 2007 Presidential and Legislative elections and we have to demonstrate this again tomorrow. That was why I was so confident to condemn President Robert Mugabe at the recent AU Conference because I had a precedent to back me up," the President indicated confidently.

COCORIOKO : How does the APC stand , with regards to winning tomorrow's elections ?

PRESIDENT KOROMA : We stand a very good chance of winning tomorrow. Most of the Chairmanships and councillor positions will be won by the APC tomorrow. The people of Sierra Leone have profound confidence in the APC and our ability to transform the country for the better. They have seen what we have accomplished in only 10 months and they know what they stand to gain from APC rule.

COCORIOKO : The opposition newspapers are carrying on a propaganda campaign against the government using the prices of rice and fuel . How has that affected your party ?

PRESIDENT KOROMA : The propaganda has not worked and it will never affect the APC because the people of Sierra Leone know that whatever is happening is a global trend. Prices of food and fuel are escalating everywhere in the world .Infact, the people understand that despite all the price increases, we in Sierra Leone have the lowest prices of food and petrol in West Africa. My government has done a lot to ensure that we have the cheapest rice and fuel in Sierra Leone.The situation will get even better when my government achieves the goal of self-sufficiency in food production.

COCORIOKO : HOW SUCCESSFUL WAS YESTERDAY'S RALLY IN FREETOWN :

PRESIDENT KOROMA : Oh, it was very successful. The turn out was great. We had a fruitful rally yesterday. The turn -out was another manifestation of the confidence the people of Sierra Leone have in my government. The stadium was packed to capacity and the people demonstrated once again that the APC was the most popular party in Sierra Leone.

President Koroma also told COCORIOKO that his government enjoyed the goodwill and respect of the international community because stakeholders had seen that his government had a sincere desire to turn things around for the better in Sierra Leone.



Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 July 2008 )


Subject: Re: PRESIDENT PREDICTS VICTORY IN INTERVIEW WITH COCORIOKO
From: Christiana Topup
To: All
Date Posted: 08:08:23 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
EBK nor worry. Ar get for cancel all dem votes dem from Opposition Stronghold dem again. Me en me senior staff don arrange everything.

Don't forget my promised UN appointment ooh!



Subject: Congratulate me fellow forumites!
From: Dr. Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 23:52:16 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Gentlemen of the forum, it is with prideful solemnity that I hereby accept your kind congratulations for the tremendous academic prowess I have demonstrated by getting a triple doctorate in just seven days flat (Eat your hearts out Leigh, Sengbe, John Mannah, Brabanxx, Curtis-Thomas and all the other earned doctorates!).
Thanks to my ingenuity I now have a Ph,D in Aerospace Engineering (I have flown on KLM, Astraeus, Continental, Jet Blue, British Airways etc); a Ph.D in Women's Spirituality (Please don't ask me for the naughty details) and a Ph.D in Financial Diplomacy (Yep, I wanna be a Foreign Minister who can bring in the Kaffah).
In recognition of my tremendous achievements, I hereby warn all and sundry to forthwith address me as Dr. Fen Plaba! (Please don't forget the emphatic exclamation mark!). Violators who ignore my Ph.Ds or cough on academic protocol by referring to me as Fen Plaba without the doctoral prefix will be sued big time.

With academic sincerity,

Fen Plaba! Ph.D (Aerospace Engineering), Ph.D (Women's Spirituality), Ph.D (Financial Diplomacy).

P.S. And for those nosy forumites who might insist on transcr1pts and stuff, I respectfully ask you to mind your darned business or else I will just get me a Ph.D in law and sue y'all. Enti Unu Yerri ehn?


Subject: Re: Congratulate me fellow forumites!
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 07:08:42 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.230.137

Message:
Dr, Dr, Dr Fen Plaba, that was an unpatriotic act.You could have obliged us here in Freetown, and we could have awarded 3 Doctorates to you at half the Price you paid them there.


Subject: Re: Congratulate me fellow forumites!
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 02:36:50 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
Congratulations orman!

I am now eyeing a Guinness record of six simultaneous doctorates to be conferred by Nigerian universities!
Paddy ah go broke you rekord en set new wan way you nor go able broke.Begin for jelors naw.


Subject: Who spends 45,000 Pounds On a Clock ?
From: Hungry Citizens
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Date Posted: 21:31:50 07/04/08 ()
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Message:
45,000 Pounds clock for eastern tower

By Rachel Horner

Approximately Le 261m ( £45,000) has been used for the purchase of a clock for the eastern tower in Freetown , says Acting Mayor of Freetown city council Wednesday.

Herbert George-Williams, who is contesting to be Mayor of Freetown under the ticket of the All Peoples Congress (APC), made the disclosure at a debate organized by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) for Freetown city council mayoral candidates.

He said arrangements have been finalized to ensure the clock which will be singing the national anthem every hour becomes operational soon. “By the 10 th of July, this clock will be on,” he said.

George-Williams said he will construct or refurbish some markets including those on Krootown Road and Guard Street to make them bigger and ensure that people pay their taxes.

Other mayorship candidates gave an insight into their plans for the people if elected into office.

Reverend Abraham B. Sesay contesting under the banner of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) said, amongst other things, that he will be collecting garbage in small bags which would be used as manure for growing foodstuffs.

“I will see to it that markets are constructed and the citizens act be implemented with the registration of street traders,” he said adding that he will see that revenue raised in the city benefit the citizens.

To start with, Rosaline Kargbo of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) said the country's economy is in turmoil. “I will endeavor to make the hospitals very hygienic and prevent the high infant and maternal mortality rates in the country,” she said.

Independent candidate Pateh Bah said he will not walk around the city to collect tax, but will sensitize the public on upholding their civic responsibility. He said he has the initiative to attract foreign donors to come and help the council.

Another independent candidate Jonathan A. Peters, said he stands for transparency and accountability. He however added that he will construct houses, markets and create employment opportunities for youths.



Subject: Re: Who spends 45,000 Pounds On a Clock ?
From: joe
To: All
Date Posted: 03:50:24 07/05/08 ()
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Message:
Does this mean that the whole of east end police and environs will be standing at attention for 3-5 mins 24 times a day with "koboko" brandishing thugs ready to strike at any defaulter? i hope not.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Letter to the President
From: Letter
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Date Posted: 20:11:51 07/04/08 ()
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Sierra Leone: Letter to the President



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Concord Times (Freetown)

OPINION
4 July 2008
Posted to the web 4 July 2008

Pel Koroma


Dear President Koroma, Are you a tiger without a spot?

The way and manner your new APC has conducted itself since September's victory attests to the fact that there is no tiger without a spot. The metamorphosis you insisted your new party will take has left a shocking wave in the country and the international community.


For God's sake, Mr. President, what do you understand by attitudinal change? What do you have zero tolerance for? If these statements are to be properly understood, then the integrity of the APC party needs to be questioned. It is an insult that you talk of attitudinal change when you and your APC have not declared your assets to the people you are serving. People are left with nothing but to perceive that you are corrupt together with all your government officials. Who will be the pacesetter in the drive to good governance?

Some of us still basked with the expectation that your government will represent a new dawn in the country which has been languishing in abject poverty and tribalism.

Why have you not declared your assets? It is good for one's words to be his evidence. Lots of people get annoyed whenever you speak of leadership by example. There are no signs that APC intends to usher in a new slate in our political dispensation. It is frustrating that Salone politicians believe in corruption and will continue perpetuating it.

The APC government is notorious for corruption, human rights abuse and thuggery. It seems you are not serious about fighting corruption. In fact, many people believe that your recent ranting to unearth corruption was aimed at threatening political opponents. You have not declared your asset which means the concept of best practice is far removed from you and your cronies. People think you are a toothless bulldog that backs but does not bite .Others believe you have many skeletons in your cupboard so your idea of zero tolerance should be wiped off your lips.

People believe you are upholding the act of corruption. Your government is packed full of corrupt people because that is why they have denied the people the right to know their coming and going. This attitude leaves no hope for a better Sierra Leone. Many people believe you are making a mockery of the Anti-Corruption Commission drive. You and your government should change your attitudes.

Since APC took power, life has become too difficult for the ordinary man. Salaries have not been increased and new jobs were not created. Yet the 'global' issue continues to bite hard into the lives of most people. Mr. President, do you know that those families that used to have six cups of rice for a day's meal have now reduced their ration to four cups because of the said 'global' bite?

Transportation fares have increased and prices of commodities in the market have skyrocketed. Yet your emoluments, and that of your people in political authority, have not changed in any way.

APC rule is characterized by violence. Stringent measures should be taken so that gutter politicians will not drag the nation to the bad old days.

Why have people resorted to political violence of late? It is strange! The APC should try another means to rule instead of coercing loyalty which shows no semblance of trying to govern the whole nation. Justifying thuggery is an affront to good governance. APC has the ability to destabilize the peace we have enjoyed in the last eight years.

Reports of intimidation, harassment of political opponents are now the order of the day. In this way, the APC cowed political opponents. But this style is really too old and will not work. We have all seen and slept with violence but have realized that it has nothing to pay us as Sierra Leoneans.

So APC members should not bank on the idea that their old tactics will survive now. The trouble APC wants again will surely emerge as people will resist any rule other than free participation in governance and determining who should govern them.



For just eight months of APC rule, beating and raping threats have permeated the nation. It's like APC wants to plunge this country into another conflict.

The situation in Kono is so volatile, Mr. President. The innocent people in Kono are at the mercy of APC hoodlums and the partial police force. Your government is well known for falsifying evidences. Kono, Tongo, Kabala, Kambia and Port Loko people want respite. Let them have the free will to choose their leaders.

President Koroma, you should be mindful of the political build-up in the country. Remember, election results were controversial. A large number of countrymen are unhappy with the nullification of election results. Therefore, you should know the circumstance in which you are ruling. Reconciliation should have been a prime target for you. Rather, you gave all sensitive political appointments to your northern people (Bombali Eleven) which has divided the country.


Your sledge hammer even went to the extent of destroying people who had no role in political authority but got alienated for mere association.

But are these not Sierra Leoneans? You have made a lot of people destitute because they are not from your region. But you promised being the President of all Sierra Leoneans.


Regionalism is so rife in the country. Political pundits believe that it would have been better for you to have constituted a government of national unity. Please stop dividing the nation. The people want to live and think together.

It's just unfortunate that APC is not an open party. The democratization process is still going on but the new APC has brought in their old scourge of 'unopposed' in the local government elections. Mr. President, there is no 'unopposed' in democracy.

Any attempt at reverting to bad politics will not be tolerated. Your new APC should try to change their ways of doing things now that the world is shying away from violence in politics.

The APC solution to our demise is just ideal but not the reality. There was a promise of improving on the energy sector but where is the light and water? Freetown is not Sierra Leone. In fact, how many people are actually benefiting from the most-trumpeted light?

Up till now, no one really knows how the case against Thomas Koroma and his wife at Villa 55, OAU Village who allegedly stole Bumbuna project cables ended.

These people committed state crimes yet they are free men on the streets of Freetown today. Sierra Leoneans know them and will one day ask for justice. Thomas Koroma and his wife should not be impervious to justice.

Mr. President, you may leave office without giving justice to the people but the people believe that as long as these corrupt elements are Sierra Leoneans, they would be pursued and shamed. Corrupt people are seen cruising big jeeps in town while people wallow in poverty.

No wonder your government has abandoned the ACC bill in parliament. But the day of reckoning is near. Mr. President, the people are begging to know what happened with the inquest into the NPA deal that was marshaled by Haja Afsatu Kabba. Since ACC intervened, nothing beneficial has been said to the public. One day, these corrupt people will be given a run for their corrupt practices.


As we prepare to go into elections tomorrow, most people are worried and disappointed due to the trend of violent occurrences in the country. Mr. President, the people will not want a repeat of APC's diabolic political practices more so as you have promised ruling like Siaka Stevens.

May Allah guide you.

Yours Sincerely, PEL Koroma



Subject: WHY THE MENTALLY DISTURBED JACOB STILL POSTING?
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:13:47 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Having read a few of the postings of this mentally handicapped folk,I am just wondering why the MODERATOR,KABS still allow the pathetic creature to continue trashing the forum with his trash.


Subject: English Grammar, Education, Book Sense: APC versus SLPP
From: Veteran Forumite
To: All
Date Posted: 18:12:56 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
Forumites,
I have been contributing to this forum for quite a while and there is something very interesting that I have discovered. Why is that with the exception of Kabs Kanu and Alieu Iscandari APC forumites tend to be so poorly educated relative to their SLPP counterparts? My observation is based solely on the contributions made on this forum and I stand to be corrected if I am wrong.


Subject: Re: English Grammar, Education, Book Sense: APC versus SLPP
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:35:06 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-457951c4.dyn.optonline.net at 69.121.81.196

Message:
I guess you will jump off the London bridge, if you bump into a brit who speaks his/her native tongue fluently, but struggles very much when reading sentences written in English. Please free your mind.It is a terrible thing to waste.


Subject: Re: English Grammar, Education, Book Sense: APC versus SLPP
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 07:09:37 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.81

Message:
I see no sense why people should be mocked at for being incompetent to express themselves fluently in English Grammar. Those linguistic experts do not scold anyone who fails to write solid grammar. They care more about ideas.

When are you going to stop taunting on fellow country men who were not lucky to attend the kind schools you went to? I am sure you can laugh at a Chinese or an Arab, when they write or speak English. Mind you we are not from England. We are Sierra Leoneans (Mendes, Limbas, Thaim-ness, Lokos) to name only but few.

Please learn to understand the language - the intended meaning of the topics raised in the forum and not their grammatical incompetency.


Subject: Re: English Grammar, Education, Book Sense: APC versus SLPP
From: Joseph kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 05:15:45 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
"Why is that with the exception of Kabs Kanu and Alieu Iscandari APC forumites tend to be so poorly educated relative to their SLPP counterparts? My observation is based solely on the contributions made on this forum and I stand to be corrected if I am wrong."

You are not donig any better. Please read your statement quoted above.



Subject: Re: English Grammar, Education, Book Sense: APC versus SLPP
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 22:49:38 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Maybe it's because Kabba gave all those phat scholargoats to the SLPP pikins! Some of us Reds are just happy to be in the Illiterare R Us fraternity. So we're gonna exert our revenge by murdering the English language as we direct fusillade after fusillade at the Pamtik cerw.


Subject: Re: English Grammar, Education, Book Sense: APC versus SLPP
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 07:43:21 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Fen P, you nar man oh. You are simply brilliant.


Subject: FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES FOR SIERRA LEONE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:53:13 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES:

THE CHALLENGES FACING SIERRA LEONE IN THE FORMULATION AND ARTICULATION OF FOREIGN POLICY:
I THOUGH I SHOULD SEIZE ON THE POSTING “Diplomatic battle with Nigeria. Is it wise?” to engage forum members on the lack of proper facility for the conceptualization,formulation,articulation,and implementation of a cohesive foreign police for the sovereign nation of Sierra Leone.In so doing,I will be making comparative analysis with those of sister states Nigeria,and Ghana.
I have seen the compelling need for this project because Sierra Leone’s standing in the international community is a dismal failure and something urgent needs to be done to correct such imbalance.
This is not the fault of the APC party alone.It is a problem that stretches back to the days of the Milton Margai administration and it has continued to this periodwith devastating consequences on the image of the nation as exemplified by the colossal failures of Momodu Munu who appointed as Secretary General of the Ecowas,and the foreign policy blunder pronouncement on the part of the Foreign Minister the Hon.Zainab Bangura on the issue of Tibet.I am sure if the nation had had an effective tool in the formulation and implementation of its foreign policy,such disastrous performances will be averted.
In any case,Ghana had their in dependence on March 6,1957 and immediately moved to establish a mechanism whereby it will be able to compete with other nations on fairly competitive basis designed to enhance and sustain its respect as a sovereign nation.They set up institutes,and Universities that specialized in training future diplomats.The institutions were able to train even members of the armed forces in the art of diplomacy.For example out of twenty six citizens who have held that coveted position,five were members of the armed forces.They were:Lt.Gen.Joseph Ankrah,
John W.K.Harley(Police Inspector General)
Major General Nathan Aferi,
Lt.Col.Kwame Baah,
Col.Roger Felli.
In Nigeria,twenty one citizens have served as Foreign Ministers of which three were army officers.They were:
Major General Joseph Nanven Garba,
Major General Henry Adefope,
Major General Ike Nwachukwu.They were served with credit,dedication,and distinctions.Garba went on to serve as president of the General Assembly of the United Nations,while Ike Nwachukwu served two tours.I am sure Abdulia Conteh while serving in that same capacity met with them and can readily agree with my assessments of them.
An effective Foreign Ministry serves as fulcrum for foreign policy decision which should be staffed by a distinctive cadre of trained officers capable of representing the nation anywhere ,any time.The laws of the nation,confer on the Foreign Ministry,statutory responsibilities for the formulation,articulation,and implementation of the nation’s foreign policy.The questions now that comes to mind almost intuitively are how?The answers establishes factors governing that process which are,people,and the political dispensation.Let us take a close look at Sierra Leone’s Foreign Ministry since independence,with Ministers,and its senior staff and ask which of any of those people met the threshold to qualify as a diplomat in the true sense.First,those that have held the office:
John Karefa Smart,
Cyril Rogers-Wright,
Maigore Kallon,
William Leigh,
Luseni Brewa,
Solomon Pratt,
Cyril Foray,
Desmond Luke,
Francis Minah,
Abdulia Conteh,
Sheka Kanu,
Abdul Koroma,
Ahmed Dumbuya,
Abass Bundu,
Mohamed Kamara,
Karefa Kargbo,
Alusine Fofanah,
Melvin Chaloba
Shirley Gbujama,
Sama Banya,
Almamy Bangura,
Momodu Koroma,
Zainab Bangura.
Of all the ministers mentioned here,Abdulia Conteh had the strongest policy making political leadership abilities,because in the considered judgment of other nations especially Japan,he was seen as a major champion of the primacy of the legal components of Sierra Leone’s foreign policy.
The civil servants who have worked in that Ministry that I knew then were,and are as follows:
Foster,
Maurice Jones,
Lyn-Shyllon,
Donald George,
Coldridge Taylor,
Fred Savage,
Victor Macauley,
George Taylor,
Sylvanus Taylor,
Seray-Wurie,
Joseph Koroma,
Duraman Kamara,
Sheka Mansaray,
Malcolm Cole,
Charles Wyse,
Olu Harding,
Luseni Koi,
Fred Saquee,
Francis Karemo,
Moses Barley,
Bami Rosenoir,
Victor Sumner,
Tamba Korteque,
Raymond Caulker,
Chris Jasebe,
Fudia Jalloh,
Willie Bonglo,
Shar Sundu,
Shar Aruna,
Paul Sesay,
Fallah Kamara,
Cladius Thomas,
Jeredine Williams,
Dunstannet Macauley,
William Bangura,
M.B.Sellu,
S.M.Jacobs,
William Wright,
Gustavus Williams,
James Caulker,
Gustavus Williams,
Sam Nicol,
George Taylor,
Rupert Davies,
Dennis Blake.
Of all the officials name so far,William Bangura emerged as the only Foreign Service official who was able to meet the threshold of an effective diplomat.
In all the international organizations and the specialized agencies,Nigeria and Ghana have always provided greater staff members than Sierra Leone.For example,Peter Onu have headed the OAU that Abdulia Conteh has failed to head twice,Kenneth Dadzie of Ghana headed UNCTAD,and the Commonwealth Secretariat was at one time headed by a Nigerian.General Garba has headed the General Assembly United Nations organization.One starts wondering why is it that even though Sierra Leone is virtually a member of all the international organizations,yet its leadership participations is a drop in the bucket.?What the current administration should do to address such Foreign Policy imbalance is to begin somewhere by adding an institute of Foreign Policy study at the University whereby students who have completed their graduate studies will then go to specialize in one or more areas of Foreign policy issues.The Foreign Ministry like those of the Justice department and armed forces,should be considered a highly specialized body with people with the technical expertise who will help shape and implement the nation’s foreign policy.Currently,the way the Ministry operates as I have seen for very long time,people are hired and sent to work there with no formal training in the field of diplomacy,and at other times,officers are transferred from other government Ministries to the office with equally no idea of what foreign policy or international diplomacy are all about.I can vividly recall the case of Frank Bami Rosenior who was assistant permanent secretary in the Ministry of Housing and country planning under the administrative leadership of Mrs.Lenora Deigh.They had a policy clash,and Rosenior was reassigned to the Foreign Ministry.It was not long thereafter,when he was assigned to the Embassy in Morovia as head of Chancery.In effect,he was posted to a country where he had not studied,the culture,politics and any of the indigenous languages.Such people in the true sense of modern day diplomacy cannot be considered effect diplomats.That explains why there is much bungling in the implementation of the nation’s Foreign Policy.Albert Margai and Tejan Kabbah were in unique positions to make considerable differences in the art of the nation’s diplomacy but they both failed very miserably.Albert’s chance was presented by the UDI episode on the part of Ian Smith.He actually made the liberation of the Black people of Rhodesia a corner stone of his Foreign policy but fundamentaaly lacked efficient machinery to make it a reality.In other words,the Ministry of External Affairs as it was known then was hopelessly inadequate to cope with the exigencies of the unprecedented challenges of international diplomacy.While Nigeria and Ghana took the lead,Sierra Leone was just a mere spectator with role reduced to shouting from the roof top.It did not have the financial or technical means to take any embargo against Ian Smith as it too was depended on other nations for its survival.
In the case of Tejan Kabbah,this is yet another chapter to be added to his long list of unsound leadership and unaccomplishements.One will think that having spent considerable time with the United Nations Organization,he was able to cultivate the kind of leverage that could have stood him in good stead making it possible to seek the assistance of the developed nations to assist his country set up an institute that will help train his diplomats so that when comes to distributing the top posts at the international organizations,Sierra Leone will have its own share equally.There again,he failed the leadership test of vision,and strategy.Dr.Abdulia Conteh in my considered judgment and candid opinion lost the headship of the AU,I want to believe on account of the fact that he did not have enough diplomatic skills for that august assignment taking into consideration he headed a very dysfunctional Foreign Service with no known proven record of positive accomplishments any where in the world.Perhaps the APC government will now see it fit,to begin the process of putting together an agency that will train our future diplomats so that when they go to represent us,we will be very proud of them.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Re: FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES FOR SIERRA LEONE.
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 22:40:25 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Tremendous research and very sound analysis, Mr. Koroma. I am very impressed. I look forward to reading your posts. I have really learned a lot from your posts. Please continue to stay above the fray. Thanks.


Subject: Re: FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES FOR SIERRA LEONE.
From: Jonathan T. Boima
To: All
Date Posted: 00:19:04 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: jtboima@aol.com
Entered From: pool-71-178-159-226.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.159.226

Message:
Dr.Fen Plaba! You are not only great but a scholar and a gentleman all rolled into one fine Sierra Leonean patriot! Keep up the good work. Always give praise where praise is due! You may have political difference with others but always see the brighter side of them.


Subject: Re: FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES FOR SIERRA LEONE.
From: yankuba kai-samba
To: All
Date Posted: 06:23:27 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: y020855@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
As a vivid reader of news and a regular visitor to cocorioko forum, I want to add to Fen plaba's acknowledgement of Mohammed Kutubu Koroma's postings.

Fen Plaba is an APC but a southern educated. He is exactly the kind of citizens who has a diverse views and knowledge of those who may be different from him or belonged to a different organisation. Sierra Leone needs this type of citizens to foster tolerance and understansding in our body politics.

Sierra Leone do not want people who keep their mouths shot when the party they support conduct itself in a manner that undermined respect for the rights of our fellow citizens because they are different from us. We are all Sierra Leoneans with one destiny.

I am SLPP by birth but I had no problem to tell the Tejan Kabba led SLPP the unstable directions the party was heading to. I refused to sail in the same ship captained by a man who lacks political navigational skills and refused to change directions to avoid the wrath of the evidently gathering storm.

Though an APC I have observed that Fen Plaba is not afraid to critise, pointout his concerns where he felt his party is taken an unpopular directions. These are the people the APC leaderhip should not afford to ignore their opinion.

With regards to Mohammed Kutubu Koroma's postings, I cannot but admit that he has impressed me enormously. His breath of knowledge shows that he has, in many ways, an intiminate understanding of Sierra Leone political-history. For me, it is a pleasure to read his postings and I am preserving some of them for furure references.

Much appreciated and keep up the good work.

Yankuba


Subject: Re: FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES FOR SIERRA LEONE.
From: olu
To: All
Date Posted: 06:59:13 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: jonathan@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Brothers am glad that we see things from the same point of view for once without politicising the fact. The truth is Kutubu did a good job.


Subject: Re: FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES FOR SIERRA LEONE.
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 04:46:48 07/06/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.39.147

Message:
I was merely going to read through the posting of brother Kutubu, just stay put and admire, with awe, the findings and comments of such a learned brother, and perhaps, drink it al in as I normally do lately, since I now have a busy schedule in the office. But all that changed when I came to realize that, the topic that Brother Kutubu referenced was one that I posted earlier. Just thought I have to share in the good and rejuvenated spirits of a civilized discourse.... can't miss out on that, can I!

By the way, a Nigerian friend of mine sent me the information and I simply added "Is it wise?" to drum up some debate on the topic.


Subject: you took some serious beating this morning, old man
From: Fun-loving observer
To: All
Date Posted: 21:11:41 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Posted by Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas on July 04, 2008 at 06:21:16:

In Reply to: Re: Mr Koroma said that this letter is FAKE, YOU AGREE? posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on July 04, 2008 at 03:26:04:

Mr Mohamed Kutubu Koroma:
LISTEN, "PA...YOU NAR OLD PA", AND TRUST ME you do not want for "mek young boy lose you lappa nar public again". "De yap-yap way you dae pan", you just keep on running your ILLITERATE MOUTH.

This time around, I will let you keep your self esteem by not going after you.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING. The very next time you OPEN YOUR ONE-TRACK, ILLITERATE MOUTH AND WRITE SUCH TRASH, MY WRATH WILL DESCEND UPON YOU WITHOUT WARNING.

REMEMBER WHAT I TOLD YOU AT THE AWARENESS FORUM and it is still valid even here and for ever.

(1) ALWAYS REMEMBER that Both of us are not on the same level, in other words, you are below my dignity in ever capacity.

(2) Because of the above, then "ONLY A FOOLISH OKURU DOG WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AND BARK AT A FLYING EAGLE.

OH, I forgot to remind you about your problem with comprehension. Note the title of the posting,"Mr Koroma said that this letter is FAKE, YOU AGREE?" My posting was not directed to you, but to other forumites.


Subject: JOHN LEIGH FOR PRESIDENT
From: Raise your voice
To: All
Date Posted: 14:49:39 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
"I have had occasion to deal personally with Nyalley and on other occasions to observe him. My perception of him is that he comes across as an unsophisticated, not-too-intelligent, over-ambitious Mende tribal type with his village culture oozing all about him".... John Leigh.

For cutting down the insufferable Lansana Nyalley to the lowest common denominator, the ever eloquent Dr John Leigh gets my vote in the next elections!
P.S.
I am APC to the 'crawo' and I will cross-carpet and vote for Leigh if he were ever elected flag-bearer of the fumbling SLPP.


Subject: Re: JOHN LEIGH FOR PRESIDENT
From: Keep Dreaming
To: All
Date Posted: 18:15:48 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
"...if he were ever elected flag-bearer of the fumbling SLPP"

Keep dreaming.


Subject: Jacob Kanu have raised his frustration leve, its worrying
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 14:00:14 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
Please forumites follow carefully this guy's posts, you will discover some troublesome concerns in his person. Thats if anyone cares about him, for me I care soooooo much about my fellow Sierra Leoneans including him regardless of their ethnic background.

Seriously, I'm worried for this man. Someone said on this forum sometime ago that Jacob Kanu was in a battle with Junior Koroma (younger brother of EBK) over a woman well before the past elections. He woefully lost this Goddess to Junior K, since then he vowed to revenge on the entire family of Junior K and that includes EBK. So my worry is that woman palaver can lead to mental glitch, which in turn leads to craze.

But Mr Jacob K, you can avert this emminent disaster by forgetting about revenge. Don't say I never give you a brotherly advice.


Subject: Jacob Kanu has tormented APC hooligans too much
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 16:43:28 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Eddy Grant, I did not want to glorify your absurdity with a response... but then again half-baked folks like yourself should, and must be schooled now and again.

First, when you write in public, make sure your basic grammar is above primary 6... Her Majesty, The Queen will not be happy about the misuse and massacre of her language in the manner you're routinely guilty of, eg:

The title of this current thread initiated by you. It should read ...Jacob has... NOT Jacob have. This was not a typo on your part, you are just violently illiterate.

Second, if you are on strong drugs, whether prescribed or illegally purchased, please allow your tiny winy brain to clear before making a nuisance of yourself. Just yesterday you had double vision because of drug overdose... you kept seeing replications or phantom double lines that even the Forum police could not see. My friend take it easy on that 'stuff'... OK?

I have persistently asked what Burkina Faso has to offer Salone, and why Agnes is closely linked to Rebel sponsor Blaise...instead of attempting to answer this simple question, you consistently start shooting bad grammar all over the place.

What do you do for living Edward? Are you a hired APC thug or just a drugged-up miscreant wanting recognition? Either way, Mama Salone does not need your ilk ... you nar black sheep.

Agnes unfortunately, is a dull man like you, and no ranting is going to give him spontaneous knowledge to start performing. This is why violence is on the increase in Salone, his Ministers continue to misbehave and the money UK has recently given to him for water supply is being spent to sponsor illiterate thugs like youself.

Broda ar wan mek yu learn small. Politrics not to for half baked lekeh yu... you will always be a foot soja. Try go school and start for earn small tin for yu sef. Nor habop pa Bra Agnes. He is going to mess up so badly like Momoh, even you will be embarassed.

Ask dull cadavaer 'bout me.


Subject: Re: Jacob Kanu has tormented APC hooligans too much
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 17:31:56 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
Jacob Kanu,

By the way, that Campoari response of mine was a joke I can see that it got into your nerves. But I realized that you cannot figure out whats a joke and whats not well, thats your problem. I just hope you don't hold grudge against me for that because you don't know me and I don't know you.


Subject: Re: Jacob Kanu has tormented APC hooligans too much
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 17:22:13 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
Jacob Kanu,

Your intellectual prowess have nothing to do with my wisdom. People like you always crave for attention from others, your idiocy is written all over you. And for your information, I don't use any form of drugs or smoke anything, maybe you do since your subject of discussion is about drugs. I fear for your life if thats what you use as food, its evident in your recent low esteem seen on this forum. My advice to you is seek professional intervention, honestly you'll see how your mental capacity have reduced.

Furthermore, if you hold a PhD for all I know it has no bearing in my life I'm not here to score points with you in terms of literacy as long as you can read and understand what I write. I have very strong beleif in myself that if we meet in Sierra Leone I will not subdue myself to you because you have nothing to offer me with all your endless degrees. I'll whole heartedly like to invite you to Freetown in October 08 and show you a little bit of my achievements and that to further prove to you that whether you hold a PhD or more you are no better person than I am that I can proudly assure you.

There's strong evidence here, judging from your posts and responses that between you and me, you are the illiterate. You've proved this in your lack of understanding. And I challenge you that the title of this thread is correctly worded. Please if you have a PhD, use it for your benefit instead of wasting it in the production and supply of NARCOTICS they're detrimental to both you and your customers, my concern over your mental capacity is genuine and must be given serious consideration and thats only because I care about my fellow citizens and thats true.

Until then take care of yourself.


Subject: Re: Jacob Kanu have raised his frustration leve, its worrying
From: How concern
To: All
Date Posted: 14:30:25 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 207-172-203-107.c3-0.upd-ubr7.trpr-upd.pa.cable.rcn.com at 207.172.203.107

Message:
Eddie, please let Jacob Kanu be. I am sure Jacob can fend for himself. If you are that concerned about "crazed' people , there are many at Kissy Mental Home. You can adopt at least one and take good care of him/her.
How concerned are you that you have now started manufacturing lies about Jacob! The man is OK and doing extremely well, maybe better than some of us.
Jacob might be rubbing it a little harder but he is eloquent enough and seems to have a very good command of English. I am sure that's what is scaring you out of your pants. Blow. You dont to read all his postings neither do you have to respond. Again blow.Take am easy. Have a drink and if you care, a smoke of the real stuff.


Subject: Re: Jacob Kanu have raised his frustration leve, its worrying
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:03:59 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
God forbid, I never smoke or use any harmful narcotic so don't try to entice me into it. If you find it pleasurable, then you can go ahead and destroy your health but count me out.

I never mention anything about his eloquency or his grip of the English did I?. If you're responding on behalf of Jacob Kanu, then you must be very careful with your words so that you don't abuse me unecessarily as the man himself knows we always have mutual discussions. He will always try to discredit my opinion while I do the same to him, we've never resulted to insult. Anyone with a sound mind unlike you, will not beleive what I said about the guy but that's just an attempt to play the political game going on here. So please Mr. allow Jacob Kanu to respond ok, don't taunt me, 'dis nar jus gbara case', congosa sapan cova taik tem b4 ar gee u bench.

Jacob himself knows he's writing trash against His Excellency EBK, he would even be the most happiest person on earth if EBK brings meaningful developments in Salone.


Subject: Re: Jacob Kanu have raised his frustration leve, its worrying
From: How concern
To: All
Date Posted: 17:41:19 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 207-172-203-107.c3-0.upd-ubr7.trpr-upd.pa.cable.rcn.com at 207.172.203.107

Message:
Nar the word dat. Jacob don put you nar you place. So let us move on.
And stay away from that stuff. Seriously.


Subject: Re: Jacob Kanu have raised his frustration leve, its worrying
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 17:48:38 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
Jacob, stop disguising. Please post with your real monica, You'll never see me posting using a false name, because I believe in myself.


Subject: Re: Jacob Kanu have raised his frustration leve, its worrying
From: How concern
To: All
Date Posted: 04:57:39 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 207-172-203-107.c3-0.upd-ubr7.trpr-upd.pa.cable.rcn.com at 207.172.203.107

Message:
Thanks for the compliments. As you might have noticed, ya right, am just waking up from my July 4th stupor, to see poor me been equated to the noble, educated and EBK bashing Jacob Kanu.
Eddie go get a life and stop blind "batoism".


Subject: Re: Jacob Kanu have raised his frustration leve, its worrying
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 06:45:28 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.147.0.240

Message:
Jacob, if you're really educated you don't need to show off here because you have nothing to offer me.

It will interest you to know that I have a very good life. Beleive it or not my future is concretely secured I can assure you that for free. There's no need for you to be jealous of me because I don't know you and you don't know me either, we're here only to exchange ideas.

You must also be reminded that an educated person ought to know better than the way you write trash about your leader no one is saying you shouldn't criticise the presy, but you must be objective in your criticisms. Nobody knows you physically so when you paint a grim and false picture of your leader, don't forget that people who knows you in person can attribute that to you because you come from that country unless you're living in disguise assuming someone else's nationality. So you see how illiterate you're you cannot figure out what is ethical writing and what's damaging.

I know the intention of people like you, because you've failed in life we the younger ones must not enjoy what you failed to enjoy. It won't work my brother the sooner you realize it the better.


Subject: Re: Jacob Kanu have raised his frustration leve, its worrying
From: How concern
To: All
Date Posted: 08:01:15 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 207-172-203-107.c3-0.upd-ubr7.trpr-upd.pa.cable.rcn.com at 207.172.203.107

Message:
Eddie, who the hell are you to determine what is "trashy" about what Jacob says about EBK or any other person for that matter?
Get this into your brain, that is if you have one, EBK was criticised from the moment he expressed interest in running for public office. There was a whole lot of legal tussle within the APC when he organized his convention and you very well know how he became leader of APC and subsequently stole the general election a la Sister Christiana.
Nar de same blind bato bato nar spoil SL tiday.


Subject: Happy Birthday
From: sempujay
To: All
Date Posted: 13:54:14 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: softsaf@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-64.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.64

Message:
Happy birthday Man Pikin. I hope God will grant you long life to celebrate more birthdays. Once again, Happy birthday today.


Subject: HELP STOP THE THIEVES...BY SIAKA STEVENS
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:13:59 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
Entered From: pool-72-75-123-56.washdc.east.verizon.net at 72.75.123.56

Message:
"You young gentlemen have long sharp eyes and you know the thieves in my administration, but what the hell is wrong , you are not stopping them. They are your brothers and sisters, you know it and it is true. I have brought many educated people in the administration to line up with you , what else have I left undone. FIVE THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS IS A LITTLE DONATION FOR YOU TO BUILD YOUR STUDENTS UNION".
Pa Stevens was a funny old man and playing over serious matters became dondon dance for him.Investigate previous government officials is warming up , but is it witch hunt? Who investigated pa Siaka Stevens?


Subject: Re: HELP STOP THE THIEVES...BY SIAKA STEVENS
From: mboka
To: All
Date Posted: 13:22:14 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: jalloh25@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I think we should start the investigation from Sir Albert Margai down to pa Kabba, then we shall see


Subject: Why Mendes will not defend Dr. Nyalleh against John Leigh
From: Nyalima Nya
To: All
Date Posted: 12:45:17 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
"Doc:
This is the lowest of all lows and the fact that those words came from John Leigh did not surprise me at all. What is really appalling is the fact that none of the Mende forumites on this forum defended Dr. Nyalley. Can you imagine what could have happened if those words were uttered by Alieu Iscandari?" Shame


Shame,

John Leigh by attacking Dr. Nyalley was not attaking Mendes. It is left to Dr. Nyalley or his admirers to retaliate against John Leigh for this attack. Dr. Nyalley in his capacity as a Deputy Minister is representing all Sierra Leoneans and not just Mendes. So, if anything, it is the APC and other supporters of Ernest Koroma who appointed Dr. Nyalley to the position of Deputy Minister who should take issue with John Leigh.

Personally, I disagree with John Leigh's assessment of Dr. Nyalleh. I find Dr. Nyalley to be a pleasant, intelligent and non-tribalistic Sierra Leonean. Can a person who is not too intelligent achieve a Ph.D in Chemistry? To test who between John Leigh and Dr. Nyalley is conceived to be less intelligent is very simple. Let John Leigh apply to a doctorate program in Chemistry and Dr. Nyalley to Law School and see who will be rejected.


Subject: Re: Why Mendes will not defend Dr. Nyalleh against John Leigh
From: Shame!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 23:56:24 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Nyalima Nya wrote:
"John Leigh by attacking Dr. Nyalley was not attaking Mendes"


May be so but I was very disturbed by the following:
"...Mende tribal type with his village culture oozing all about him."

But this is only my opinion and I will respect yours. Thank you for responding.


I agree with your assessment; I must confess


Subject: Re: Why Mendes will not defend Dr. Nyalleh against John Leigh
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:32:02 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Shame:

You need not be disturbed by my following excellent descr1ptive phrase which applies to only one single individual - your man: "...Mende tribal type with his village culture oozing all about him" means nothing more than that my view of your man is that he comes across to me via my own lens as very much a someone who still behaves like a villager! - JL


Subject: Re: Why Mendes will not defend Dr. Nyalleh against John Leigh
From: mboka
To: All
Date Posted: 13:16:45 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: jalloh25@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I have said it before that Vicente Fox used to be a truck driver before he became prsident of Mexico.
It does not take much to know an ambitious person who wants the best for his country and also it takes less to know those who are enemies for the progress of our dear country. wheather Nyalley used to clean poop is not an issue to me, i suggest that his detractos wait and see how Mr. Nyalley will excel in his position. we have seen those who worked for big international organisations and cooperations in power and yet they have contributed the worst, eg. pa kabba james jonah Maada Bio and co. what can you say


Subject: Re: Why Mendes will not defend Dr. Nyalleh against John Leigh
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 12:58:47 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-93-107.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.93.107

Message:

"Can a person who is not too intelligent achieve a Ph.D in Chemistry?" MY ANSWER IS YES! READ, MY FRIEND.


A learning disability in reading is a condition that interrupts one's cognitive processes and mechanics of reading, forcing the individual to rely on alternate processes. There are different types of learning disabilities. Not all learning disabilities affect reading skills. For example, some learning disabilities affect skills in math or the ability to learn foreign language. A learning disability is an impairment that may make one or more life activities, such as reading or learning, slow, labored and difficult.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects one's ability to process certain types of information. ADHD can make the mechanics of reading difficult and can cause one's reading to be slow, ADHD is typically associated with impairment and can be pervasive across many activities of an individual's life. ADHD is not a learning disability. It is a disorder that affects one's ability to attend and deal with different types of information. Some have difficulty reading and taking standardized tests as a result of the impairment. An individual can have above-average or superior intelligence, reading comprehension skills (when provided with additional time), and be capable of academic and professional success, and still have difficulty with the mechanics of reading as a result of a learning disability or ADHD. There are different degrees of severity for learning disabilities and ADHD. The disability need not be "severe" for it to result in difficulty reading and the need for accommodations on exams and on the Cocorioko and Awareness times fora. Someone with a mild learning disability can have difficulty with the mechanics of reading and may need accommodations, including extra time on timed tests, and on the where NORMAL PEOPLE DISCUSS WIDE-RANGING ISSUE.

Persons with high levels of intelligence and academic achievement can have learning disabilities or ADHD. These individuals are often able to compensate for the limitations they experience by using "superior intellect" or "superior problem solving skills," or simply by working harder, as Mr Mohamed Kutubu Koroma is doing by posting 10 articles per minute! There are legitimate questions whether such individuals are appropriately identified as disabled given their ability to achieve success. - Persons can be diagnosed with learning disabilities or ADHD later in life. There are adults with learning disabilities and ADHD who are not diagnosed with these impairments until later in life. There are a number of reasons why individuals with varying degrees of learning disabilities and/or ADHD might not be diagnosed until they are adults. For example, there can be a reluctance by the individual or his or her parents to carry the disability label.Persons who are diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD later in life may need accommodations, including extra time on This forum to process certain information, as Mr Koroma is displaying on this forum.

MORE DIAGNOSTIC TEST WILL CONTINUE TO DETERMINE HOW LONG AGO Mr Mohamed Kutubu Koroma Koroma has suffered from learning disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


Subject: Re: Why Mendes will not defend Dr. Nyalleh against John Leigh
From: Nonsense
To: All
Date Posted: 13:55:16 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
Nonsense, Nonsense, Nonsense.


Subject: "FOR REAL, FOR REAL" WAS HINGA NORMAN A CANNIBAL?
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 12:40:16 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Posted by HINGA NORMAN IS A CANNIBAL on November 15, 2004 at 05:56:24:

In Reply to: Re: Why should Kabbah hate Norman? posted by L T from Kono on November 14, 2004 at 05:45:10:


his is arrant nonsense. What Canadian company? Norman is a cannibal. He ate people. he must pay for it. All the noise from the Sam Forays and others will not remove this fact. Repeat after me:

HINGA NORMAN IS A CANNIBAL
THE TRC SAYS SO
THE SPECIAL COURT SAYS SO
HIS MENDE BROTHERS TESTIFY SO
HIS MENDE SONS TESTIFY TO THIS
HINGA NORMAN IS A CANNIBAL, CANNIBAL, CANNIBAL!!!!



Subject: Re: "FOR REAL, FOR REAL" WAS HINGA NORMAN A CANNIBAL?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:35:10 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Freedom of Speech:

The late Regent Chief Sam Hinga Norman was amongst the finest Sierra Leoneans I ever knew and came to like very much. He was a national hero who sacrificed a lot for his country during a long, horrible war. He organized the CDF on national lines and endeavored greatly to have the CDF protect all of our people from RUF atrocities.

Without the CDF, ECOMOG would have had a much more difficult time flushing out the coupligans and helping to secure the peace our people have enjoyed since 2000.

But within the CDF, there were some evil people who perpetrated abusive illegalities - including gratuitous violence, wife-capturing, home invasions, theft, etc. - against their own very people.

Chief Norman called such people to account whenever practical. Many refused to clean up their acts and continued to pursue their own agendas under false cover of the CDF. Those who were caught and disciplined resented their punishments, not to mention the interruption of their illegalities. All those culprits soon or eventually turned against him.

I believed that Atty. David Crane, the Special Court prosecutor who indicted Chief Norman, was unwittingly used by those malcontents, especially after he offered CDF’S veterans generous benefits - including cash and resettlement visas abroad - for testimony against the late Chief.

Chief Norman had nothing personal against Prez Kabbah or VP Berewa. Rumors that he planned a coup amounted to total rubbish. In fact, he informed Kabbah of the impending 1997 AFRC coup several days before the coup took place.

Chief Sam Hinga Norman was indeed interested in contesting for the SLPP leadership so he could be that party's presidential candidate for the 2007 elections. Instead, he was railroaded into prison; and the SLPP nomination process was moved up circa 24 months and corrupted to deny rivals sufficient time to campaign as well as guarantee success for the imposed candidates.

The end results were (i) the premature death of Chief Norman while in custody, (ii) the Makeni ConBention, (iii) the split of the SLPP, (iv) the September 2007 APC victory and finally (v) SLPP's shocking loss. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: "FOR REAL, FOR REAL" WAS HINGA NORMAN A CANNIBAL?
From: mbok
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:55 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: jalloh25@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
That is not all about him, do you know that the late chief openly admitted to have co-found and sponsor RUF. Ask anyone who was present at Sierra Leone High Commission on April 27 1999. the former VP Joe Demby and former information minister Julius Spencer was also present at the occasion.


Subject: Critical addendum.
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 12:51:29 07/04/08 ()
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Message:
Posted by KING LOGGY on November 13, 2004 at 13:23:11:

"It seems like the complexity of the case against the Kamajor trio could not get any lesser thanks to the alleged letter published by the Democrat newspaper and an insider confirmed by Cocorioko. The question now, however, is why Mr. Norman is only now losing his cool and according to Cocorioco, "plans to muddy the waters"? Was he trying to protect President Kabba? How will his oponents translate these moves?
If Mr. Norman happens to "implicate many big people within the SLPP" could that be consider a win-win situation for the Special Court and the people of Sierra Leone."


Subject: vOLUNTARY TAX- A RUBBISH IDEA
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 08:21:42 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
Entered From: 24-181-27-97.dhcp.smyr.ga.charter.com at 24.181.27.97

Message:
It is a rubbish idea. If you wish to make a contribution to the development of Sierra Leone, I guess you would find an NGO in the country that would at least satisfy your minimum requirement of transparency and efficiency.The redcross or other local NGO's. I dont think you want your money in the hands of goverment officials or politicians in Sierra Leone.Could anyone tell me how they spend the Tax revenue that they collect. No offence to the author, I am just giving a different take.
Secondly, a Tax is when you pay for income earned(income tax) or for services provided(Airport Tax).


Subject: Paa Agnes transport fare to go see Blaise Campoari
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 09:50:20 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.205.181.15

Message:
Revenues raised will be misued by our tourist President to visit Good for nothing comarades like Blaise Campoari in Burkina Faso;
buying and fueling black 4WDs for the APC task force boys who continueto perpetuate scores of violent missions in Salone;
or to fund EBK's pepito collection (teenage girlfriends of EBK). Agnes is a serial fornicator.


Subject: Re: Paa Agnes transport fare to go see Blaise Campoari
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 10:25:01 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
My friend, you need a cerebral check because you are going off your chump. Seriously any sane person will not think the way you do, even those who're genuine opposition supporters will be disgusted by your senless posts about the leader of Sierra Leone.

Please, all those who knows this guy or are related to him get him checked properly. I recommend a psychiatric hospital, this is no joke this man used to send some meaningful posts here but he had dramatically detriorated to a low mental capacity. This is my own concern as a fellow citizen.


Subject: Re: Paa Agnes transport fare to go see Blaise Campoari
From: Cerebral Check
To: All
Date Posted: 10:36:06 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 207-172-203-107.c3-0.upd-ubr7.trpr-upd.pa.cable.rcn.com at 207.172.203.107

Message:
Now I am wondering who needs cerebral Checkup - Eddie Grant or Jacob Kanu?


Subject: Re: Paa Agnes transport fare to go see Blaise Campoari
From: Jacob Kanu nar mende boy
To: All
Date Posted: 10:41:52 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Jacob Mende boy Kanu is the one that needs a cerebral check up


Subject: Re: Paa Agnes transport fare to go see Blaise Campoari
From: Who Says Jacob Kanu is Jacob Kanu?
To: All
Date Posted: 12:15:09 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-069-134-154-242.nc.res.rr.com at 69.134.154.242

Message:
Jacob is a typical mende man hiding under a common northernan name.


Subject: Re: Paa Agnes transport fare to go see Blaise Campoari
From: mboka
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:58 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: jalloh25@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Jacob is still bitterd from last years election defeat and he is one of those who strongly believes that slpp have the moral right to rule Salone or no one else. what he does not understand is that slpp happens to have had more priveledges to develop salone more than any other political party in our history and they have successfully ruin it up either by tribalism, nepotism and cronism. I want Jacob to see how real Sierra Leoneans run a government for the benefit of all not just for one region. The idea of unnecessary insults and allegations on a seating president does not help the opposition it just in my opinion raises a lot of questions about your motives as an opposition, which you and your colleagues have done a terrible job at ths moment. you will see your grades after saturdays local election and see how the people of salone thinks of you.


Subject: Re: vOLUNTARY TAX- A RUBBISH IDEA
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 08:46:10 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: noreply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad47ccb.bb.sky.com at 90.212.124.203

Message:
So your concern is with the implementation - i.e trust, rather than the idea? Also, you seem not to like the word tax, should we call it then contribution and may I also add that I said voluntary? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks


Subject: KUTUBU KOROMA SUFFERS FROM LEARNING DISABILITY OR ADHD?
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 07:19:10 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
DOES MR MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA SUFFERS FROM LEARNING DISABILITY OR ADHD: "A LONGITUDINAL STUDY"
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

A learning disability in reading is a condition that interrupts one's cognitive processes and mechanics of reading, forcing the individual to rely on alternate processes. There are different types of learning disabilities. Not all learning disabilities affect reading skills. For example, some learning disabilities affect skills in math or the ability to learn foreign language. A learning disability is an impairment that may make one or more life activities, such as reading or learning, slow, labored and difficult.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects one's ability to process certain types of information. ADHD can make the mechanics of reading difficult and can cause one's reading to be slow, ADHD is typically associated with impairment and can be pervasive across many activities of an individual's life. ADHD is not a learning disability. It is a disorder that affects one's ability to attend and deal with different types of information. Some have difficulty reading and taking standardized tests as a result of the impairment. An individual can have above-average or superior intelligence, reading comprehension skills (when provided with additional time), and be capable of academic and professional success, and still have difficulty with the mechanics of reading as a result of a learning disability or ADHD. There are different degrees of severity for learning disabilities and ADHD. The disability need not be "severe" for it to result in difficulty reading and the need for accommodations on exams and on the Cocorioko and Awareness times fora. Someone with a mild learning disability can have difficulty with the mechanics of reading and may need accommodations, including extra time on timed tests, and on the where NORMAL PEOPLE DISCUSS WIDE-RANGING ISSUE.

Persons with high levels of intelligence and academic achievement can have learning disabilities or ADHD. These individuals are often able to compensate for the limitations they experience by using "superior intellect" or "superior problem solving skills," or simply by working harder, as Mr Mohamed Kutubu Koroma is doing by posting 10 articles per minute! There are legitimate questions whether such individuals are appropriately identified as disabled given their ability to achieve success. - Persons can be diagnosed with learning disabilities or ADHD later in life. There are adults with learning disabilities and ADHD who are not diagnosed with these impairments until later in life. There are a number of reasons why individuals with varying degrees of learning disabilities and/or ADHD might not be diagnosed until they are adults. For example, there can be a reluctance by the individual or his or her parents to carry the disability label.Persons who are diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD later in life may need accommodations, including extra time on This forum to process certain information, as Mr Koroma is displaying on this forum.

MORE DIAGNOSTIC TEST WILL CONTINUE TO DETERMINE HOW LONG AGO Mr Mohamed Kutubu Koroma Koroma has suffered from learning disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


Subject: Voluntary Tax for Diasporans?
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 06:13:06 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: noreply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad47ccb.bb.sky.com at 90.212.124.203

Message:
Should the government create a voluntary tax for diasporans? This should go towards development of the area of your choice for real projects, not salaries. Something like $10 per year or more if you so wish? So if someone is say from Makeni, he/she can pay $10 per year towards local development in Makeni (hospitals, schools etc). Is this a rubbish idea?


Subject: Re: Voluntary Tax for Diasporans?
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:46:47 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
To my view, this is a very brilliant and helpful idea. God, we really have people who can think deeply for the betterment of our country, lucky Sierra Leone.

God bless you bro.


Subject: Re: Voluntary Tax for Diasporans?
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 08:44:03 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 207-172-203-107.c3-0.upd-ubr7.trpr-upd.pa.cable.rcn.com at 207.172.203.107

Message:
Eddie,
You nar man. Please make your tax remittance to NRA and post the receipt on-line here. You kin just batto without reservation.Fellow, NGOs are out there, they might not be perfect but way better than government officials when it comes to handling your tax money. Pray, tell me what social service SLG has taken that is 100% tax money, I mean SL tax money?
Try Red Cross, CRS, World vision, heck, try Peace child.


Subject: What the SLPP must do to regain its past glory
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 05:11:52 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
1.Get rid of all mendeness from the core to the surface
2.Take the party back to its northern roots
3.Desouth-easternise the party leadership
4.Think Salone rather than south-east or mende
5.Shun the politics of non-cooperation when in the opposition
6.Effectively play the role of a responsible opposition
7.Be tolerant when in power by accepting criticism
8.Disown,isolate or ostracize all turncoats, hypocrites and bootlickers
9.Devise a sound political strategy to match APC's 99 tactics
10.Paint a positive image of Salone when in the opposition
11.Desist from inciting,inflaming and sabotage
12.Take a cue from the dynamic and progressive new APC and kick out or deactivate members of the old SLPP
13.Be graceful in defeat
14.Be patient when in opposition till elections to get back to power
15.Respect to maximum the president and his party and refrain from all smear campaigns when in the opposition
16.Change its party symbol the palm tree which is seen to be sinister since its introduction
16.Refrain from using diabolical means to get back to power especially using the record of a foreigner like Tejan Kabba who hails from Guinea and always think Guinea


Subject: There was no Past Glory
From: What Past Glory
To: All
Date Posted: 10:43:50 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
How could they gain what was not there before.


Subject: Re: There was no Past Glory
From: mboka
To: All
Date Posted: 12:28:27 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: jalloh25@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Smart Cavalier what do you mean "How could they gain what was not there before" have you forgotten that this party killed and rape innocent people in the name of democracy. set their opponents up with trump up charges and later tried them in a kangaroo court for expressing their opinions. these are the kinds of memories a lot of eighties babies have for SLPP. I hope they can learn from EBK, so that in the future if they ever get to win elections they might wanna borrow some of his leadership skills.


Subject: Re: What the SLPP must do to regain its past glory
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:49:41 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
The Smart Cavallier, you los oh wusai you bin dae bro? welcome back!!


Subject: Re: What the SLPP must do to regain its past glory
From: Shioor
To: All
Date Posted: 05:23:45 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dhcp-077-251-029-095.chello.nl at 77.251.29.95

Message:
This is a very tall order for the SLPP. They had taken blood oath to deny other Sierra Leoneans the chance to take important positions in the party.
The mende tribalistic dominated SLPP members are curse to Sierrra Leone.


Subject: Artifical rice manufactured.
From: Gbordor
To: All
Date Posted: 04:23:59 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.145.106.117

Message:
A group of industrial scientists in Melbourne, Australia have discovered
a fairly simple way to artificially manufacture rice in the lab, using only
distiller salt water, straw fibers and solar energy. Water provides the
hydrogen and oxygen components of the rice molecule. The rice straw
provides carbon and the salt adds taste.

The scientists have spent years trying to understand and duplicate the
process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process where plants
use carbon dioxide and water to create carbohydrates, using the sun
as an energy source. It was this process that was duplicated in the lab
at the University of Melbourne.

The research director Thaimu Kanu, a double doctorate degree holder
from the small West African country of Sierra Leone, said he had
always thought that if simple plants can manufacture carbohydrates,
man, with a more elaborate thinking process, could one day achieve
the fear. He said the rising cost of rice, especially in his native country
and the massive hunger in Africa has been the driving force behind his
lifelong quest to duplicate photosynthesis.

The Australian Prime Minister called Thaimu one of the most important
scientists in the world today. The Nobel committee is currently
reviewing his work to determine if it meets the standards for a Nobel
prize in chemistry. Thaimu is from Rokupr in Northern Sierra Leone and
a supporter of PMDC, a newly formed party. His plan is to set up
factories for artificial rice production in Bo and Makeni.


Subject: Hmmmmmmmm?
From: Old Man Zubah
To: All
Date Posted: 09:18:52 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.205.181.15

Message:
Dis nar other APC lie lie dis. Dem dor commot bein bulgur importation (flooding salone with bulgur)... now nar res den dae make?

Leh ar go nar me farm yah.

Osai Owai un nah lef for laugh we poh people dem. Powa go don jis nor ay!


Subject: Friday sermon:HYPOCRISY
From: The Cocokorioko Secular Imam
To: All
Date Posted: 02:53:56 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
Dear Believers:
Assalamu 'Alaikum(Peace be unto you)

Our subject today is about Hypocrisy. This topic is of extreme importance in our daily lives, as it reflects our behavior, our manners, our faith in Allah, and His teachings.
The word "Hypocrisy" in Webster's dictionaries may mean the following: an act or a practice of feigning to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; especially, the false assumption of goodness. Therefore, a hypocrite is a false pretender and dissembler to virtue or piety.
In the Islamic terminology, the word "Hypocrisy" is a substitute for 'Nifaq'. This word Nifaq has been mentioned in the Qur'an thirty-one (31) times in different forms such as: Nifaq; Munafiqoon; Munafiqat; Munafiqeen, and Nifaqan.

Dear Believers:
There are some vices prevalent in society that a person may acquire, nurture and establish within himself which affect his personal behavior. The vice of hypocrisy is one of them.
Allah hates those people who acquire this vice, and He therefore warns them that their punishment is indeed hell. Allah says in the Qur'an:

"God hath promised the hypocrites, men and women, and the rejecters of Faith, the fire of Hell; therein shall they dwell; sufficient is it for them: for them is the curse of God, and an enduring punishment." (9:68)

Allah has promised the hypocrites a heavy penalty by saying:

"To the hypocrites give the glad tidings that there is for them but a grievous penalty. Yea, to those who take the unbelievers as their leaders rather than the believers" (4:138-139)

The penalty that the hypocrites are to receive is the following: In the Hereafter they are to be taken to Hell. Allah says:

"For God will collect the hypocrites and those who defy faith-all in hell;-" (4:140)

They are to be at the bottom in Hell and no one is to help them. Allah says in this regard:

"The hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the fire-no helper will thou find for them;-" (4:145)

The hypocrites have been cursed by Allah wherever they go. They are to be captured and to be assassinated. Qur'an says about them:

"They shall have a curse on them: wherever they are found, they shall be seized and slain without mercy." (33:61)

While in hell, they request the believers to help them and to save them from the severe penalty. They are refused and kept in penalty. Allah recalls to our attention the dialogue between the two groups:

"One day will be the hypocrites - men and women - say to the believers: Wait for us! Let us borrow (a light) from your Light! It will be said: 'Turn ye back to your rear! Then seek a light (where ye can)!" So a wall will be put up between them, with a gate therein within it will be Mercy throughout, and without it, all alongside, will be (wrath and) punishment! (Those without) will call out, 'Were we not with you?' (The others) will reply, 'True! But ye led yourselves into temptation; ye looked forward (to your ruin); ye doubted (God's promise); and (your false) desires deceived you; until there issued the Command of God. And the deceiver deceived you in respect of God." (57:13-14)

Dear Believers:
One may ask why a person should act as a hypocrite? Or why he should be a hypocrite? The answer could be any of the following:
1. A person who has no faith in Allah, His Messenger, and the Day of Judgment may act as a hypocrite.
2. A person who has a weak faith may be trapped in his daily life to play the role of a hypocrite.
3. A person who lacks confidence in himself/herself may become a hypocrite.
4. A person who lacks security, morally, psychologically, or financially, may be led to be a hypocrite.
5. A person who is conceited, selfish, and who likes himself above all others, may play the game of hypocrisy so as to achieve his personal gains and to satisfy his ego.
6. A person who is not a man unto himself, and whatever he does is seeking assurance of success and gain. Hence, he plays the dirty game of hypocrite.
7. A person who seeks to please everybody even if it demands his cheating, lying or stealing. Allah says in this regard in Qur'an:

"When the hypocrites come to thee, they say, 'We bear witness that thou art indeed the Apostle of God.' Yea, God knoweth that thou art indeed His Apostle, and God beareth witness that the hypocrites are indeed liars." (63:1)


Dear Believers :
These situations, factors and prerequisites may lead a person to be a hypocrite. The only way to cure this disease from people is that they should have faith in Allah, in His Messenger, Muhammad (pbuh), in the Day of Judgment and in the teachings of Islam. Even if he/she has a weak faith, he should try his/her best to strengthen it, and to enrich it daily. Therefore, it is a matter of having faith (Iman) or having no faith. Nifaq, hence is noticed and observed in those societies, in those families, and those individuals who, either have no faith, or who are weak in their faith.

Dear Believers:
The signs of a hypocrite are many among which are the following three signs:
1. He lies whenever he talks.
2. He does not fulfill his commitment.
3. He betrays the trust that he takes.
In this regard Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:
"The signs of a hypocrite are three: when he speaks, he lies; when he gives an agreement, he does not fulfill his commitment; and when he is entrusted, he betrays the trust." (Reported by Abu Hurayrah - "Agreed.")
For this reason Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) informed us that a hypocrite is a mischievous person. He said:
"You will find that the worst person is double-faced; he meets one group of people with one side of his face, while another with the other side." (Reported by Abu Hurayra - "Agreed.")

Dear Believers:
Since this vice is most hated by Allah and His Messenger, and since the penalty is very heavy, may I request you to kindly check upon yourselves. Check your Iman, your personality, your character, your manners, your behavior and your daily activities. Then try to find out whether you are acting like a Mushrik; like a Kafir; like a Munafiq or like a Mura'i. If any of these vices is having a foothold on you, may I request you kindly to get rid of it and to remove yourselves from it as soon as possible so as to be rewarded by Allah. If you do not act immediately, remember that life is short, and who knows for how long you are to live! Death may be as close to us as a twinkling of an eye. Hence, we should be prepared to face Allah Almighty with happiness and not with sorrows or sadness.

Dear Believers:
We hope and pray that Allah guides us all to the straight path of Islam. We pray Allah to keep us all on the straight path of Islam. We pray Allah to help us erase all vices that we have acquired in our daily lives including that of Nifaq, so as to be blessed and rewarded by Allah. Before ending my talk may I remind you of the Hadeeth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) saying:
"Don't give the title of "Sir" or "Mr." to a hypocrite if he becomes master, or you will displease your Lord the Almighty." (From "Abu Dawud" and "Al-Nisai.")
May Almighty Allah bless us all. Ameen. Let us ask Almighty Allah's forgiveness.


Subject: IF ONLY KABS-KANU et. al. HAD KEPT ON "FIGHTING...."!!!!!!!
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 02:20:40 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
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"During the years of APC one-party rule, youths constituted the only viable opposition to the government. The 1970s and 1980s saw an emergence of radical groups and study clubs on university campuses,galvanising students to stage demonstrations against the APC. Acts of dissent and disobedience by students at Fourah Bay College in 1985 led to the expulsion of their perceived leaders, some of whom sought to complete their studies in Ghana. Gradually, contacts and ties from both Sierra Leone and Ghana were developed with the Revolutionary Council of Libya and a nascent movement geared towards revolutionary change in Sierra Leone took root.

63. When the Sierra Leonean delegationto Libya became divided by internal ideological and strategic differences, Foday Sankoh exploited the vacuum in leadership and devised a plan for his own, more militant revolutionary project. While in Libya, Sankoh met Charles Taylor and the two men formed an alliance.Sankoh would help Taylor ‘liberate’ Liberia, after which he would be provided with support to launch an insurgency in Sierra Leone.

(Sierra Leone Truth and reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: My "man from Havana" speaks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 03:07:15 07/04/08 ()
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Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on July 03, 2008 at 10:06:52:

HOW HINDOLO TYRE USED MY VIDEO TAPE AND SECURED HIMSELF A JOB WITH THE NPRC:
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Hindo Tyre and Lansana Nyalley,have lots in common,they both love to be at the center of folding events,love power for its sake not for any productivity,manipulative,orwellian,overwhelmed by tabernacle of hypocrisy and double speak,mendacious,and fundamentally lacking in personal moral principles who will do or say anything to get into power.
Cases in point:
From what i have been able to glean so far,there was students unrest in 1977 in an apparent attempt to begin the process of ending the endless reign of terror occassioned by Stevenism.From what i heard,Hindolo was not actually the prime mover of the events and i have it on good authority he was not the head of such august body.Some how,he managed by series of events to catapulty himself to the leadership of the cause so that the spot light will be on him.When Stevens unleashed his 'TON TON MACOUTS' against the leaders,he Hindolo reversed course,and claimed that he was under duress.A man who is principled will die for a noble cause to save his fellow mankinds.That explains why Nelson Mandela will remain forever,an icon and Statesman for the personal sacrifices he borne with characteristic understanding and cheerful fortitude for his people.In any case,Hindolo capitulated to Stevens threat and in the process,innocent students such as Olutumi Mark and others paid dearly for his cowidice.Like Karefa Smart,he Hindolo raced to the USA always basking in the spotlight for his failed mission.
The opportunistic carpetbagger he is,another opportunity presented itself and he wasted no time taking undue advantage to his credit that ultimately resulted in an appointment to political office.
On April 29,1992,Joseph Saidu Momoh and Bambay Kamara,the generalassimo of Ekutay politics and their cohorts were handed their letters of dismissals by Strasser and co,there by effectively ending nearly quarter century of plainlessness,misrule,institutionalized kleptocracy,mediocrity,mob rule,unconstitutional behavour,heartlessness,ungodliness,and sheer exploitation of the suffering masses while they swam in fantastic opulence and extravagance far in excess of their legitimate earnings.
In a show of solidarity with the rest of the citizens in Sierra Leone,the commiunity leaders organized a giant march on the Embassy and other parts of town.Hindlo was never one of those who planned the event,nor was he billed as one of the original speakers.In any case,he was able to manage his way before the microphone and stridently diatribed the APC in the harshest tone i have not heard for long time.As usual,i was on hand recording history.When the event was over,one of the organizers asked for the tape to watch it with the the hope of returning it as soon as possible for further works on it.Hindolo took possession of the tape,and rushed with it to Freetown and gave the impression to the new messiahs of how he has galvanized support for the NPRC.The next thaing we heard he was Secretary of Information and Broadcasting in the new dispensation.Those on whose shoulders he climbed to get to the top were jettisoned by him.
Like Lansana Nyalley,he is now a member of the very system which he unequivocably and irrevocably supported its destruction.The fundamental questions this writer seeks to pose why are people so bereft of personal moral integrity,principles,self respect,sheer deceny,honesty of purpose or take others for granted as he and Nyalley have done.Let no one makes any mistake.I think i have a better shot at getting a job with this adminstration than most people.Most of the folks there now are personal friends from the vice president on down who will be willing to go all out in that regard if i elect to do so.Because i do not share the ideological inclinations of the APC,and they knowing where i stand on issues especially messrs Raymond Kabia,and John Musa,i will prefer to continue being their social friend than be part and parcle of an entity that i have no faith in.That explains why Ambassador Leigh and Mr.Pious Foray will always be considered very principled who will never opt for expediency for short term gains.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Mr Koroma said that this letter is FAKE, YOU AGREE?
From: Dr CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
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Date Posted: 02:02:58 07/04/08 ()
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Posted by Alusine Jalloh (129.107.24.43) on March 12, 2005 at 04:55:38:


As a follow up to Aminatta Forna's article, "The West must own up to its part in African corruption," please find reproduced below Dr. M. S. Forna's (Aminatta's father) letter of resignation to Prime Minister Siaka Stevens in 1970.

12 September, 1970

Dear Prime Minister (Siaka Stevens),

In 1967 Sir Albert brought this country to the brink of political and economic disaster. All right thinking people realised that Sir Albert's insatiable desire for power and wealth spelt chaos and complete disruption of our social fabric. What he wanted to impose upon this nation was a one man dictatorship, shrouded by a fraudulent Republican Constitution that concentrated all powers in the hands of a single person. In view of this menace to personal freedom and economic stability, I accepted the call to service, and, left what you knew to be a very lucrative medical practice to join the fight against that political monster.
As leader of the Opposition then you spearheaded the fight against this menace. All of us who followed you accepted your profession of a deep attachment to the tenets of democracy and the rule of law. As you also know, when the Military unwarrantedly usurped the machinery of Government and imposed a Military dictatorship on the people of this country, you found me more than willing to risk life and limb to restore Parliamentary
democracy to this our beloved country.
It is nearly three years now since we assumed the reins of Government. Over this period I have had the opportunity of working closely with you. Many mistakes have been made during this period but till lately I had assumed that these were mistakes of the head and not of the heart. I now know that I was wrong. You have revealed an uncanny dexterity at manipulating weak and untutored minds both at Cabinet and Party levels. Your conduct of state affairs is in line with your Trade Union experience, a mixture of trite jokes cajolery and even violence. The introduction or the continuation of cold and calculated violence into the politics of this country poses a major threat to the social and political unity of this country. You are fully aware of the events I refer to. The shootings at the Freedom Press with the resultant death of an innocent child have never been investigated to the satisfaction of the thinking public. The wanton destruction of life and property at Ginger Hall during the Freetown City Council elections was as unprovoked as it was unnecessary. As usual the innocent, the very innocent children, were the sufferers. Again the nation has waited in vain for an explanation. More recent, but no less serious, are the dastardly events at Port Loko. The heinous crimes committed there I put squarely at your door-step. I know, as you do, that you were the evil spirit behind them. I have spared no pains both in and out of Parliament to condemn the use of force and violence as a means to power. This is one fundamental area of disagreement between us.
A Constitutional Review Commission has been set up. It is now at work. In the interval, with you presiding, a so-called National Executive of the APC passed a resolution in favour of an Executive Presidency with all the powers of the state in the hands of one man. You yourself have never hidden your ambition to be such a President. You set the ball rolling at the meeting I refer to. I vividly recall the continuous tussle between you and Protocol Officers about the playing of the National Anthem for you. His Excellency the Governor-General has on more than one occasion been subjected to serious embarrassment as to the use of the National Anthem when both of you attend the same functions. This display of infantile vanity may appear trivial, but to me with a trained medical mind, they are the manifestations of a megalomaniac syndrome. It is the top of the iceberg submerged below a sea of personal shyness. This coupled with an insatiable thirst for power can only spell disaster to this country. I now realise that no method will be too mean for you to achieve this goal. On my return from the USA and Britain I made my views on this matter very clear to you. I made it clear, that should you insist on this course of action and bring a bill to Parliament based on an Executive Presidency I will have no choice but to oppose it with all the forces at my command. As usual with you, the answer to a major issue was not enlightened discussion but the over-used joke.
I have noticed that our differences over financial policy have deepened with time. The Cabinet reshuffle of May this year was precipitated by the refusal of the then Minister of Works and myself to sanction the dumping of six million leones of the taxpayers money in the construction of a rock filled road less than two miles long. This project, as I indicated in a letter to you, had neither economic merit nor did it stand to ease the traffic congestion which was the pretext for its conception. Suppliers credit and pre-finance have a limited scope in the public fiance of an under-developed country. Its misuse and abuse led to the near national bankruptcy of 1966-1968. You yourself have condemned the practice in your radio broadcast to the nation. I have always maintained that pre-financing should be limited to a small area of projects which will contribute to the social well-being of our people. Among this category are the provision of clean pipe borne water and the expansion of our radio services. In my discussions with World Bank and IMF officials I have indicated our general agreement with them not to engage in unnecessary pre-financing. You yourself have re-assured the World Bank along similar lines. Recently I have noticed that rejected pre-finance schemes are being dusted and brought to Cabinet without my Ministry being given an adequate opportunity to make its comments on them. During my brief absence on a tour of duty you signed a contract against the advice of my officials for pre-financing the purchase of armored vehicles costing nearly Le700,000. At a time when soldiers are badly housed I wonder whether your priorities as Minister of Defence are in the right order. The Military were never given an opportunity to say yes or no to this scheme. Recently you brought forward an elaborate scheme for police and army communication equipment. If accepted, it will cost this nation Le2.8 million. What I find curious is that the communication officers of both army and police put their requirements at Le300,000, roughly a tenth of the cost of your Pye advisers. The curious combination of an unrelenting drive to an Executive Presidency, armored vehicles to be manned by a specially selected troops primarily loyal to you, indicate that you intend to impose your will on the people of this country.
You have never failed to equate yourself with Sekou Toure, Kaunda or Nyerere. Sierra Leone is a different country Mr. Prime Minister and to be frank you are not a Kaunda or a Nyerere.
In other areas, policies are equally confused. We all know the repeated use of troops and police for the eviction of the stranger elements from Kono, but as the country knows this has become a cyclical exercise. You drive them with fanfare but quietly allow them to return for reasons that you alone can understand, There is no coherence in Government policy, no definitive co-ordination of Government policies, no firmness in the execution of Government policies. Your Kono exercise cost this nation Le600,000 extra for the army and police in 1969. The bill for the latest exercise is still to come. In the meantime most of the Lebanese expelled by this exercise have now been allowed by you to return. If our scanty resources cannot be used to create gainful employment for our people, then, as I have always pointed out to you Sir, we are now witnessing in the form of highway robbery. These are problems that will not be solved by armored vehicles or over-expensive communication equipment.
I have written at length so that the nation will understand. I am painfully aware that my resistance to these schemes has not gratified me to you. Yet I owe it to myself and to my country to do my duty as I see it.
I had intended to attend the very important meetings of Commonwealth Finance Ministers at Nicosia and of World Bank and IMF at Copenhagen, but I am reliably informed of your intention to withdraw my accreditation to these conferences on your return. The honour of this country is a matter of supreme importance to me and I would not allow you to ridicule this nation now as you have done in the recent past.
Finally, let me warn the nations of the World that should their citizens allow you to embark on a pre-finance spree in the terminal days of your regime this nation reserves the right to disallow these debts in the future.
With all these strains and fundamental differences on principles and policies I realise that my usefulness in this Government under you has reached a low ebb. I cannot sacrifice principles for position, but as I always say, let history be my judge. I therefore wish to tender my humble resignation as from today.

Yours sincerely
(sgd.) Dr. M. S. Forna


Subject: Re: Mr Koroma said that this letter is FAKE, YOU AGREE?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 03:26:04 07/04/08 ()
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Sir,so you thought i will never come to this forum an you therefore attempted to reopen some thing that almost took away your humanity when i launched the unprecedented attack on your integrity and person in your attempt to make light of a nationl tragedy?
You can go on publishing this letter where ever you you wish to .I am not going to waste my time addressing a non issue as this your so called resignation.Those who are novices to the political dispensation of the country who were born when Momoh was on the verge of forcibly leaving power will perhaps be sold to in.You can be assured of the fact that some of us have at this game so long that we dont fall in love with academic fraud for populist sentiments.
That is all i have to say about your so called Fornah resignation letter.Now that i know the trashing that was heaped on you in the Awareness Times made no difference to you,i will leave this matter ipso facto.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: Mr Koroma said that this letter is FAKE, YOU AGREE?
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 06:21:16 07/04/08 ()
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Mr Mohamed Kutubu Koroma:
LISTEN, "PA...YOU NAR OLD PA", AND TRUST ME you do not want for "mek young boy lose you lappa nar public again". "De yap-yap way you dae pan", you just keep on running your ILLITERATE MOUTH.

This time around, I will let you keep your self esteem by not going after you.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING. The very next time you OPEN YOUR ONE-TRACK, ILLITERATE MOUTH AND WRITE SUCH TRASH, MY WRATH WILL DESCEND UPON YOU WITHOUT WARNING.

REMEMBER WHAT I TOLD YOU AT THE AWARENESS FORUM and it is still valid even here and for ever.

(1) ALWAYS REMEMBER that Both of us are not on the same level, in other words, you are below my dignity in ever capacity.

(2) Because of the above, then "ONLY A FOOLISH OKURU DOG WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AND BARK AT A FLYING EAGLE.

OH, I forgot to remind you about your problem with comprehension. Note the title of the posting,"Mr Koroma said that this letter is FAKE, YOU AGREE?" My posting was not directed to you, but to other forumites.


Subject: Re: Mr Koroma said that this letter is FAKE, YOU AGREE?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 06:47:26 07/04/08 ()
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Sir,finally,to you,be assured of the fact that i will never capitulate to the gutter level mentality and skulduggery that you guys were engaged in the Awareness forum which is reason why it is going through purification.
You did offered profound and unqualified apologies to me which is on record,and i fully accepted it,so what ever you do now it is entirely a matter for you to worry about.Thank heavens,i saved your note of apologies and that is the personal satisfaction i will always take from the fact that you were made to face reality .
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: now you are afraid that my wrath is about to descend!
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 07:16:25 07/04/08 ()
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PLEASE PREPARE FOR "SHOCK AND AWE"!


Subject: Curtis, there is no need for that
From: Jacob Kanu
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Date Posted: 09:04:54 07/04/08 ()
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Take it easy son. There is really no need for "shock and Awe". Lets leave that to the Neocons... the Rumsfeld et al.


Subject: Re: Curtis, there is no need for that
From: mboka
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Date Posted: 12:50:27 07/04/08 ()
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The likes of kutubu will never be satisfy as long as salone is not run by SLPP. Even though he knows that his SLPP is incompetent to turn the country in to a great one. He prefer to have SLPP in state house no matter how they perform, its sad to have these kinds of people in our midst.


Subject: your security detail is withdrawn with immediate effect!
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 06:35:26 07/04/08 ()
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In the case of Alieu Sesay vs Kutubu Koroma we the Jury...

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Posted by Freedom of Speech on July 02, 2008 at 06:17:37:

Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE


Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on July 02, 2008 at 02:30:30:

In Reply to: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE posted by Joseph kamara on July 02, 2008 at 02:21:10:

Mr.Kamara,i have come across a dishonest,unethical,immoral,inept,and down right stupid individuals,but Tejan Kabbah is without exception.The fellow is so immoral that he and Septimus Kaikai were fighting over Lydia Kutubu,the wife of the late Chief Justice.SLPP will continue to pay for their stupidity and that except providential intervention,they should forget about coming to power any time soon that is ,if they will ever be voted for.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
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Posted by alieu sesay on July 02, 2008 at 04:10:55:

In Reply to: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on July 02, 2008 at 02:30:30:


THATS MY mother-in-law YOU fucking bastard....


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WE THE JURY FINDS THAT: Alieu Sesay thinks that he is down at Kroo Bay playing "crook dice". The Jury wants to remind Alieu Sesay that he is among decent individuals and therefore should hold his tongue until he gets home. Accordingly, we the Jury thinks that Alieu Sesay owes the Erudite Mohamed Kutubu Koroma an unreserved apology.

Mohamed Kutubu Koroma, until we "go back home", know that I got your back...ALL OF IT MY FRIEND!


Subject: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT MUCH?
From: Dr CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
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Date Posted: 01:43:44 07/04/08 ()
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"...My own knowledge of Nyalley's background tells me that he has little or no professional experience of substance in the US useful in his present APC job. He might have taught School but for years after his doctorate and until he appeared to "contest" for the SLPP leadership HE DROVE TAXIS IN THE D.C. AREA.

Mark you, driving taxis is entirely a legitimate and praise-worthy endeavor and I salute all those who earn their living via honest labor. But fulltime taxi driving does not qualify one to serve as 3rd. Deputy Minister of Education in any country, especially in a struggling country like ours but, nevertheless, a country with far more superior available talents than Nyalley.

I have had occasion to deal personally with Nyalley and on other occasions to observe him. My perception of him is that he comes across as an unsophisticated, not-too-intelligent, over-ambitios Mende tribal type with his village culture oozing all about him.

APC might think that Nyalley has influence with today's Tegloma people. Perhaps, they are right. And if he still does have influence over anyone, it can only be a few like-minded unsophisticated tribal types like himself.

Please just forget about Nyalley. - JL"


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The Role of Parliament

240."Parliament, as the principal law-making body in Sierra Leone, has a special responsibility to check abuse by the executive branch. Since independence, however, Parliament has shown itself to be a servile agent of the executive, lacking courage and determination to resist tyranny and to ensure respect for democracy and human rights in Sierra Leone.

241. In 1966, Parliament passed the first reading for the passage of Sierra Leone to a one-party state. In 1978, Parliament failed to oppose the introduction of the one-party state. Parliamentmust accept responsibility for the effective entrenchment of dictatorship and bad governance that laid the grounds for war.

242. Parliament and its committee on justice affairs should be closely scrutinising the work of the judiciary and the administration of justice. Individual members of the legislature are well placed to direct questions to the relevant Ministers on the progress of reforms.Parliament should be closely monitoring human rights in Sierra Leone.Questions should be raised with regard to human rights violations and the failure of governmental organs to investigate and prosecute such abuses.

243. Parliament must pursue the best interests of the electorate. Parliamentarians should be available to hear complaints from their constituents at all times. They should open offices in their constituencies so as to be accessible to the public. The Commission calls upon Members of Parliament to provide real and active representation to the people of Sierra Leone."

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT M
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 03:49:21 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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Is it as bad as 'Diamba' smokers and drug addicts becoming heads of state?

If a group of misguided malcontents led by a krio boy can forcefully seize power and force themselves on the people (and accepted out of fear), ruled Salone for three years with high expectations, why not contri boy taxi drivers who democratically became parliamentarians?


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT M
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 07:38:32 07/04/08 ()
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"...If a group of misguided malcontents led by a krio boy can forcefully seize power and force themselves on the people (and accepted out of fear), ruled Salone for three years with high expectations, why not contri boy taxi drivers who democratically became parliamentarians?"
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY SLOWLY AND LOUDLY, THEN PERHAPS YOU MAY UNDERSTAND THE POINT AT ISSUE!

I appreciate your comment,although it was nonetheless disturbing! DISTURBING, because you failed to address the very important issues that the Hon. John Leigh raised; that is:

(1) that "OUH Doc" "drove taxis In D.C. FOR YEARS"!

(2)THAT "My perception of him is that he comes across as an unsophisticated, not-too-intelligent, over-ambitios Mende tribal type with his village culture oozing all about him."

(3)"fulltime taxi driving does not qualify one to serve as 3rd. Deputy Minister of Education in any country, especially in a struggling country like ours but, nevertheless

I can see you scratching your head, perplexed, because you still don't get it...IF YOU DON'T GET IT YOU DON'T GET IT, PERIOD!


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT M
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 10:04:40 07/04/08 ()
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I believe it is the other way round.It is indeed a pity because I tried to be as simple and as clear as possible.
Do I need to use complex differential equations to drive home my point and make it more understandable?


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT M
From: Complex Differential Equations
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If you think that you have to comeout with the Big guns and that "Complex differential equations" will make your point, then make it. I dont think so


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT M
From: mboka
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Date Posted: 09:39:44 07/04/08 ()
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Message:
If Vicente Fox came from truck driver to rule mexico, i don't see why Nyalley can't serve his country. But what i don't understand is that if Nyalley was elected to parliament under SLPP would we have this kinds of unproductive discussons in the first place? absolutely no. As far as am concern you can do any odd job and still turn out to be a great leader. we have seen people who worked with big international organisations and coperations but failed to deliver at home. with this new administration in place i believe Mr. Nyalley will contribute imensely to our country.


Subject: Curtis blow yah... Not so smart cadaver nar dull fella
From: Dull cadaver
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:05 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
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With dull cadaver, even the simplest and factual indictment of APC gets his tiny winy grey matter overheating.

I would pay not attention to this inellectual midget...if I were you.

Ask his regular whoppers - Jacob Kanu and Charles F Margai.

SC nar dull dull APC fellah.


Subject: Re: Curtis blow yah... Not so smart cadaver nar dull fella
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 10:17:42 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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Message:
Charles Fake Margai how many times have I urged you to be a man? Why don't you stop hiding under your girlfriend's bed? For this behaviour I have whipped your butt several times but it seems you are immuned or have got a shot of tranquilizers from your doctor friend. I will start whipping your butt again this time with a 'koboko' since 'ratlan' does nothing to you.
The problem with SLPP bootlickers like you is that you you want to fulfill your ambitions in your party by dissing the APC. My advise for you is to concentrate on your watchman or carwashing job which is cool and halal money. Forget about a position in the SLPP which will enable you to enrich yourself through hypercorruption. Wake up!


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT MUCH?
From: Shame!!!
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Date Posted: 02:12:17 07/04/08 ()
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Doc:
This is the lowest of all lows and the fact that those words came from John Leigh did not surprise me at all. What is really appalling is the fact that none of the Mende forumites on this forum defended Dr. Nyalley. Can you imagine what could have happened if those words were uttered by Alieu Iscandari?

If there is anything to be learned here, it is the fact that if you are Mende and you work with the SLPP, be prepared to be slaughtered by people from your very own tribe.


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT MUCH?
From: Shame!!! (CORRECTION)
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Date Posted: 03:54:20 07/04/08 ()
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If there is anything to be learned here, it is the fact that if you are Mende and you work with the APC,)(Not the SLPP as previously stated) be prepared to be slaughtered by people from your very own tribe.


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT MUCH?
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 02:49:53 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
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Message:
I appreciate your comment,although it was nonetheless disturbing! DISTURBING, because you failed to address the very important issues that the Hon. John Leigh raised; that is:

(1) that "OUH Doc" "drove taxis In D.C. FOR YEARS"!

(2)THAT "My perception of him is that he comes across as an unsophisticated, not-too-intelligent, over-ambitios Mende tribal type with his village culture oozing all about him."

(3)"fulltime taxi driving does not qualify one to serve as 3rd. Deputy Minister of Education in any country, especially in a struggling country like ours but, nevertheless, a country with far more superior available talents than Nyalley."

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WHAT IS DISTURBING IS THAT YOU SAID:


"...What is really appalling is the fact that none of the Mende forumites on this forum defended Dr. Nyalley..."

My friend, perhaps the "Mende Forumites on this forum" know that what the Hon. John Leigh said was true... SO HOW COME YOU ARE NOT DEFENDING THE MAN? IF THIS IS YOUR DEFINITION OF "DEFENDING", then "me man are bear"!

Thanks for you comment, though.


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT MUCH?
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 03:20:53 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
TRIBALISM OOOOOOH, ME FRIEND, TRIBALISM!


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT MUCH?
From: Shame!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 03:49:33 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Tribalism? Noooooo, far from it! Not me! Will never go that low. It's 'Nifaq'or hypocrisy as stated by the Cocorioko secular imam. Nyalley was the toast of Tegloma. Now he is toasted for being patriotic.


Subject: Re: Patriotism My Foot!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:18:39 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Shame:

I and others did not "toast" Nyalley because he was being patriotic.

I roasted him because he is crassly opportunistic. So opportunistic, in fact, that he is now willing to do nasties against SLPP college students on behalf of his new employers.

Nyalley is not in the APC and its government to help SLeone. Please don't kid yourself. Nyalley is in APC for purely personal benefit - and nothing else whatsoever!

Thus, if any ('Nifaq') hypocrisy is involved, such hypocrisy emanated solely from Nyalley, and not those who are now roasting him; nor can you blame his former colleagues who have abandoned him in this forum and elsewhere.

My bottom line on Nyalley is this: that shameful opportunist is still a pure villager not withstanding his exposure in the US. For him to accept the position of the Last-place deputy minister position in the education ministry and to use that position to disable SLPP students demonstrate that he is willing to sell his former party and the people of SLeone for mere coco-ehbeh.

He is just too anxious to please his new boss by bashing SLPP.

Certainly, there are education technocrats in SL far more qualified for that position than Nyalley - a non-education technocrat. Nyalley is a phool (superlative for 'fool') for allowing himself to be used as a tool to promote fake democracy in SL higher education.

Further, Nyalley may have been "toasted" by Tegloma in the early years but later he was disowned by Tegloma.
In this regard, my Tegloma friends (names withheld) told me all about Nyalley's self-serving machinations within Tegloma and how he was finally kept away from his last two attempts to recapture his former influence.

TAXI DRIVERS
By the way, many, many SLeone taxi drivers in the US are very good, harworking and responsible civilized people. I personally know some of them and deeply respect them. Honest labor in the US is a good foundation for anybody's future anywhere.

By their conduct and endeavors, many are fit for leadership positions in our country including being MPs but not necessarily technocratic offices.

So, please no one is knocking them. - JL


Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT MUCH?
From: Shame!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 03:17:34 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Dr. Nyalley was held to the highest esteem at one point right here on this forum by some, if not most, Mende forumites. His taxi driving profession was hardly mentioned. His education, successful leadership at Tegloma, and the tribe he hailed from were the talk of the forum when he decided to contest the election. Now, all of a sudden, he is unsophisticated, not-too-intelligent, over-ambitious Mende tribal type with his village culture oozing all about him." and no one defends this patriotic Sierra Leonean from a loser like John Leigh.

Once again, imagine what will happen to this forum if the above quoted words were said by Alieu Iscandari.

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Subject: Re: IF "TAXI BOYS" BECOME PALIAMENTARIANS DO YOU EXPECT MUCH?
From: hard ball
To: All
Date Posted: 13:06:53 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: hardball@msn.com
Entered From: c-71-224-131-184.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 71.224.131.184

Message:
we call that hardball. they do it in the us too. when people cross bush you see what they face. its just politics as usual. politics is a high contact sport. i perfer it should be done with words and debate and not saying personal negative attacks. but we all know thats now how life is. as long as both sides learn to use debates and not violence its fair game on both sides.


Subject: Response for Mr. Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:40:56 07/03/08 ()
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Greetings. Mr. Mohamed Kutubu Koroma please permit me to respond to the following: “The question is, unite in what when they are incapable of organizing something as mundane as free and fair elections?
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.”
Let me first and foremost, congratulate our leaders for debating the subject of African Unity at the three-day summit, July 1-3, vis-à-vis, how to push for greater unity at the “Ninth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Accra, Ghana,” which Mr. Koroma responded to that you read about in the link bellow.
Mr. Koroma, most people would say that the subject of African Unity is long-overdue while others, as was exclaimed by most representatives, it is an idea that must be approached cautiously; in other words, they believe in gradualism.
I can see your frustration. However, I would encourage you, all Africans, particularly the leaders to continue the debate regardless of the huddles that lie ahead. Your concern, Mr. Kamara is about elections however, there are other concerns beyond elections that as this talk has begun, Africans of all ages, gender, social status and what have you, should be prepared and willing to do their part to bring it to fruition by sacrifices and openness to the idea and to other Africans, their cultures and customs, otherwise, it shall hardly come to fruition.
Africa shall never unite if we do not know about each other from the grassroots level up. We have divergent socio-political platforms and cultural disparities that have to be harmonized first, otherwise, the cohesion will be short-lived and cumbersome.
I do not have time but I thought your concern is nodded by many Africans and non-Africans alike because experiences in Sudan, Zimbabwe to name a few, the wars in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopian are sad examples that is very scary to such a unity. But examples have shown that we can change and I fervently believe that we can if we work hard at it through the spread of the necessary information and education.
Nonetheless, it is important to note that there are several benefits should this unity take shape. Which includes assistance in the reduction of hunger on the continent and self-reliance and self-confidence will be rebuilt thereby, allowing the continent to effectively compete in global economy in that countries that have expertise to refine mineral resources will do so to the advantage of the continent and the countries that are agriculturally viable can produce for countries that are less agriculturally viable.
Moreover, it will reduce the brain drain that has been a huge enemy to our socio-political economy. But all these can only be achieved if there is the understanding, as I made mention of earlier, knowing each other and embracing our cultural differences, and when there is political peace within the continent.
Once again, thanks for your response.
Bambay Lans Kamara. (Pee.)
U.S.A.
Hi Armie. I love you!


Subject: JJ Saffa on Pres. Koroma's Position and Lango's Cringe
From: Kenday S. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 20:12:55 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: kenday.kamara@waldenu.edu
Entered From: at 71.237.113.153

Message:
folks, when sec. gen of slpp said that President Ernest Bai Koroma does not have the moral authority
to criticize Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, i have maintained that saffa is parochial, hidebound and unsophisticated in his approach to national politics. if there is any comparison to make, the 10 years of "bloody" slpp rule when many thousands lost their lives in the guise of defending a democracy that was never democratic, should be a better fit. their 10 years of misrule better equate to what is happening in zimbabwe today. when i think of the kula sambas, the abdul karim sesays, who were brutally murdered by jj saffa's slpp on shady grounds of collaboration is what mugabe is doing to his people in zimbabwe. the heartless misuse of aid money generously given following their brutal military intervention during which humans like the sakomahs, the sheik mustabas and many others where publicly torched in the streets of freetown is what mugabe's thugs are doing to his people today. there is no excuse for these horrible crimes against humanity perpetrated by the slpp, the reason they woefully lost the elections. saffa owes an apology to our president and the people of sierra leone for making such misplaced comparison between the clearly democratically elected and stable government of koth ernest to a sadistic government like mugabe's.

now, my leonenet umbc fellow netter has this to say at http://thepatrioticvanguard.com/article.php3?id_article=2809 - what say you???


Subject: Re: JJ Saffa on Pres. Koroma's Position and Lango's Cringe
From: Steven Samuels (MO)
To: All
Date Posted: 00:41:30 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: umolucia@yahoo.com
Entered From: mo-71-1-102-208.dhcp.embarqhsd.net at 71.1.102.208

Message:
JJ Blood does not only owe our President and apology for such unpatriotic and demeaning statement but owe the entire country an apology. This is certainly not how politcs should be play


Subject: Re: JJ Saffa on Pres. Koroma's Position and Lango's Cringe
From: mboka
To: All
Date Posted: 09:59:50 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: jalloh25@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
JJ Saffa is full of kamajor mentality, (i.e. me and my people only, should always,and we knows it better than any other group of people in this country) i wonder what example he is setting.


Subject: Agnes should be ashamed for picking a speck from his ...
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 21:04:03 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
..brother's eye and ignoring the log in his. Indeed EBK's 10-month tenure is proportionally far worse than Mugabe's. In only 10 months we have seen crime rate in Salone tripple. Pastors beaten up in broad day light, violence in Kono again and again and again, Rebels conscr1pted by Agnes into the SLP and the RSLAF.

APC mouth pieces like you should know that life is hell for the ordinary Sierra Leonean, and this ostensible increase in violence will only make the Zim crisis look like a picnic.

Agnes should be the man he claims to be and stop pointing fingers at others... he must start acting responsibly to rein in his task force boys... he must stop kissing his violent and unprogressive Godfather, Blaise Campoari's behind... in exchange for mercinary protection and potential carnage in Mama Salone.

Kenday, tell me honestly .. waytin Burkina Faso get for gee salone... apart from violence and thuggery. We dae watch all den supporter of violence dem.



Subject: Re: Agnes should be ashamed for picking a speck from his ...
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 08:30:31 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
I've always had doubts about your sanity, every now and then you confirms what I've always thought about that you're insane.

Your hatred on our president is clear that, whether this man is capable of doing well for our country or not, to you he souldn't lead our country at all. But becareful because your insanity is still in its prime it could escalate to an unbearable level if you continue like this because the APC and the President will prove they are the only ones to take our country to the level every Sierra Leonean crave for, something you dreaded.

Beleive it or not the SLPP is out for a long time so put up with it or shut up.


Subject: Re: Agnes should be ashamed for picking a speck from his ...
From: Free Town boy
To: All
Date Posted: 21:26:39 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: codfodnus@aol.com
Entered From: c-98-218-17-176.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 98.218.17.176

Message:
Saturday July 5th will be another sad day for you haters. Your party will lose hopelessly. That will show you guys that the people of Sierra Leone are appreciating the direction in which the country is going than you ten year miss rule. Papa blow, bad heart go kill una o.


Subject: Another gem of an Editorial by COCORIOKO
From: The Nationalist
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Date Posted: 18:44:17 07/03/08 ()
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Message:
WHOEVER SAID COCORIOKO was one-sided ? I have read many challenging editorials in Cocorioko, that in my mind are patriotic. And whoever writes Cocorioko's editorials is good and knows how to write thought-provoking editorials.


EDITORIAL : We denounce violence in Sierra Leone


Written by Cocorioko Newspaper Limited


Thursday, 03 July 2008


Not a day passes now without disturbing news of political violence in Sierra Leone. Little by little, the post-war gains of peace and reconciliation are being ruptured by political anarchists who do not want to see peace in our beloved country. First, it was Kono where violence reared its ugly head , turning the district into a hotbed of unrestrained chaos, and yesterday there are reports that the political misfits brought their rabble-rousing to the capital.
Whoever the hooligans perpetuating this political violence deserve to be roundly denounced by all and sundry because we do not want any more chaos in our country. Our people have suffered a lot and they need peace now.

Opposition newspaper reports accuse supporters of the ruling All People's Congress ( APC ) of perpetuating this new wave of violence in Sierra Leone . However, whenever APC officials are approached with the accusations, they blame uncontrollable youths, whom , they claim, were venting their anger on the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party ( SLPP )for years of fruitless leadership that only exacerbated the nation's problems and brought more woes to the suffering people of Sierra Leone. The Political Parties Registration Commission ( PPRC) , for their part, blamed supporters of the ruling APC for the violence in Kono.

We think that it is high time that government took positive and robust steps to nip this violence in the bud. If it is the government's supporters who are behind these new upheavals in Sierra Leone , it behoves the ruling administration to try and bring the vandals and hooligans under control. This is for the good of the government and the people, whose welfare and security it took an oath to protect and defend. The government wants to be seen as a bastion of security and protection of the masses . It certainly does not also want its image to be sullied by vagabonds and anarchists whose only concern is their own narrow and selfish political and economic interests.

More importantly, the national security of our country is under serious threat. National Security embodies the protection of the nation's people and territories and the protection of our vital economic, social, political and international interests. When law and order breaks down in a country, the people suffer most . But also, when law and order breaks down , the government , as well, suffers financial , social and international harm because no investor wants to place his money and resources in a country prone to insecurity . International stakeholders , loan sharks and financiers would also be difficult to convince that pouring aid and loans into an unstable country would reap the desired dividends. And when they withhold their funds and resources, the burden of economic collapse hits the ordinary man in the street even more. The government therefore has to do whatever it takes to bring these periodic outbreak of violence under control. Having a good international image is direly essential for the success of a government with a donor-driven economy.

The Sierra Leone Police Force does not seem to be doing its job well. With the local council elections around the corner, the Police should have by now put in place structures to ensure the protection of supporters of political parties. Lax and disinterested Policing is one of the reasons for the prevalence of violence in the country and it is robbing party supporters of the protection they deserve from the ruling government. A shake-up in the Sierra Leone Police Force is overdue.

We also want to caution President Ernest Koroma to beware of being given the wrong picture of the violence threatening to derail the gains of his government. We want to remind the President of the events that transpired in Liberia in 1989 before the invasion of the country by rebels under the command of Charles Ghankay Taylor. Before even anybody ever dreamt of an invasion of the country, the late popular Kissi Chief, Tamba Taylor , had issued warnings to the late President Samuel Doe that there were suspicious events going on in Nimba Country which were a threat to national security. But for reasons best known to himself, the then Internal Affairs Minister, Edward Komo Sackor decried the Chief , accusing him of trying to spread unnecessary fear in the country. Sackor claimed that nothing was going on in Nimba to deserve the government's attention.

Even when Charles Taylor and his band of assassins, anarchists , arsonists and looters entered the country on December 24, 1989, the Internal Affairs Minister downplayed the event and gave Doe the confidence he used to brag on radio and TV that the invaders were just a motely group of malcontents who would soon be trampled into extinction by his forces.

When Chief Tamba Taylor deferred again, the Internal Affairs Minister had been arrested and brought down to the Post Stockade in Monrovia for incarceration on accusations of frightening the people and undermining the stability of the government. As it turned out , Chief Taylor was speaking the truth after all and if his warnings had been heeded, the government would have sent a strong detachment of troops to Nimba to seal Liberia's borders with the Ivory Coast and thus prevent the invasion. But Doe, relying on his Internal Minister's false representations and reports , took the invasion lightly until the rebels captured the whole of Nimba and laid seige to Bong County . Then Doe realized too late that he had been taken for a ride by Sackor and he had a gigantic trouble in his hands. Doe drove to the Post Stockade and freed Chief Tamba Taylor ; then he dismissed Mr. Sackor and have him take the chief's place behind bars.

It is very important that President Ernest Koroma and Vice-President Sam Sumana be told the truth about who is responsible for the violence in Sierra Leone .Padding the truth is inimical to our national security and the welfare of the government. If APC supporters are the ones causing all the chaos, our leaders must be told so that they can devise moves to rein in their supporters.

We denounce this spate of violence and call on the government to move speedily against its perpetuators or else it will spread throughout the country and the nation and the international community would rethink their goodwill and support for the government.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 July 2008 )


Subject: Re: Another gem of an Editorial by COCORIOKO
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 19:40:06 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
Entered From: pool-72-75-96-218.washdc.east.verizon.net at 72.75.96.218

Message:
Cocorioco, in my short article " who are killing democracy in Sierra Leone" I held leaders of political parties responsible.Not many people are aware of devasting effects of the unwanted troubles caused by supporters. Some use it to carry out their malicious acts against others, but the buffers are within leading parties. I believe leaders should stand firm and deal with the situation effectively, law and order should be respected. If people can embrace differences in religion without hurting each other why should differences in political parties cause malice,hate and blood sheddings?


Subject: Curtis, you are free to post with your real name
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 16:18:52 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-221-73-83.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.73.83

Message:
If you have problems posting, please send us the response you received , which should naturallty have your IP number.


Subject: Rev. Kabs-Kanu on the issue of LOVE
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 17:25:43 07/03/08 ()
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Entered From: pool-96-255-93-107.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.93.107

Message:
Posted by Freedom of Speech on July 02, 2008 at 08:51:17:

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal." (1 Cor. 13:1)
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The above lines are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo familiar it is easy to merely parrot them without considering the real meaning. I wonder what the apostle Paul would say about love if he came to the forum and read The Rev. Kabs-Kanu's invitation to Dr Charles Curtis-Thomas. I am confident that "my boy", the apostle Paul, would say something like this:

If I speak and write with the confidence of Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas and sing with the ease of Celine Dion but don't have love, my words are like scraping fingernails on a frozen windshield.

If I can program NASA's mainframe computer and outsmart my organic chemistry and advance calculus professor, If I can memorize the Psalms and read Leviticus without dozing, or if I can even predict the future and tell you that the SLPP will come crashing at the last general election, but have not love, my value is equal to a pitcher of slime.(Did I hear you say, "eloquence oooh, borbor, eloquence"?)

If I can donate 10 gallons of my blood every hour to help the wounded in Iraq, or donate my limbs to help the amputated in Sierra Leone, but do not have love,my offerings are useless.

Love does not change like hairdos, love is like the Energizer bunny...it last and last and keeps on going.

In the end only three things will remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love!


Subject: Latest: APC sweeps the entire west in local govt. elections!
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 15:10:34 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
According to superreliable sources at the NEC it appears the APC is all set to repeat their past performance in the local govt. elections. About sixty percent of the north is already won by the APC while the entire west is firmly retained even before official results are released or even before election day itself.When the sources were questioned why this is so, they replied it is because of mass withdrawals influenced by the prevalence of common sense in candidates and frustrated SLPP candidates who have decided to transform themselves to APC loyalists.They believe it is now a stigma to be labelled SLPP.

Let us hope that the obituary of the SLPP is not announced after the elections or else it is one-party again due to wrong moves on the part of the OLD SLPP.


Subject: Re: Latest: APC sweeps the entire west in local govt. electi
From: Voice of the People
To: All
Date Posted: 22:51:41 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-67-244-6-35.nyc.res.rr.com at 67.244.6.35

Message:
I think that the seriousness of the local council elections is more serious than what you are calling SLPP obituary!

For the part of most Sierra Leoneans generally,they fully support a democratic process of elections to determine and establish government's legitimacy despite the contradictions or constrictions that characterize them......

Should the APC dominate in the local elections as you allege,It will assume full responsibility to prove it's mettle as a capable and responsible government of Sa Lone...

Otherwise should the party fail Sierra Leoneans again,...It is obvious that their "back to power" Slogan will easily be transformed into a "Back to Nasty" clarion in opposition to their rule.


Subject: Re: Latest: APC sweeps the entire west in local govt. elections!
From: Not too smart Cardaver
To: All
Date Posted: 16:08:35 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Ah.........the days of pass ah die.
SLPMB.
Res bag full of money.
Minah Coups.
Unopposed.
Haja Chit for ress.
No school no colledge.
City Link
Our money worth the same as Zimbabwe's.

We are almost there..
2 more years..and we will be in hell, alling it sharahleone.


Subject: Re: Latest: APC sweeps the entire west in local govt. elections!
From: Free Town boy
To: All
Date Posted: 17:19:11 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: codfodnus@aol.com
Entered From: c-98-218-17-176.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 98.218.17.176

Message:
For your info, A.P.C paint Free Town today with red. A population greater than the general election one. Una sorry.


Subject: Re: Latest: APC sweeps the entire west in local govt. elections!
From: Pana Jaka
To: All
Date Posted: 17:46:44 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
When will Sierra-Leoneans stop dancing for politicians? (APC SLPP or PMDC---selfish politicians indeed). These people do not have food to eat, FBC workers and lectures are on strike, Nurses have not yet been paid, students are been brutalized, but they are still dancing for these useless politicians?

Sierra-Leone will not change until its citizens realize that they are the masters and the president and his cabinets of yahoos are thier servants. Until the day when the ordinary man will stop calling a thieving minister the Pa or the Mammy, Sierra-Leone will not see the light of the day. What a country indeed.


Subject: Re: Latest: APC sweeps the entire west in local govt. elections!
From: Free Town boy
To: All
Date Posted: 19:08:43 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: codfodnus@aol.com
Entered From: c-98-218-17-176.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 98.218.17.176

Message:
You said it done. The people are not stupid. They are dancing because of positive things the A.P.C is doing for them despite the S.L.P.P propagandas. You can hate ,that is you business. Mind you, what your S.L.P.P party did in the past eleven years is still fresh in the peoples mind. Go A.P.C, GO Party! We go sweep de local council election on saturday! I am waiting to hear your crying on saturday. Cry Cry babies.


Subject: Re: Latest: APC sweeps the entire west in local govt. electi
From: The Smart Cavalier
To: All
Date Posted: 16:32:25 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
At least we are not going back to the days of regionalism, nepotism,cannibalism,ritual murders where virgins were sacrificed to return to power; and advanced corruption.

Gone are the days when state donations in brief cases are purportedly inadvertently left forgotten in mosques in foreign countries. Gone are the days when vice presidents attend UN sessions under the influence of snuff and 'omolay' only to sleep open-mouthed without making any contribution.


Subject: PRESIDENT KOROMA'S VIEWS ON THE CRISIS IN ZIMBABWE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 15:00:12 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Reading the front page of the Patriotic Vanguard,i perused with utter amazement Earnest Bai Koroma's views on the Zimbabwe issue.There is a saying that opines"CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME".Currently,it will be very hypocritical of him to express recurring paranoia of what is taking place in far away Zimbabwe,when is own country is on the verge of returning to the Johnny Paul Koroma/Foday Sankoh mentality injected in the District Council olympic of elections.
The reason why Robert Mugabe paid no attention to that inept,kleptomaniac,internationl show boat Fatu Tejan Kabbah has to do with the fact that Sierra Leone has not set any standard in democracy for her to dictate to other nations how to go about it.In things fall apart,there is a saying thus:"IF THE WATER TO WASH THE DEAD IS HARD TO GET,HOW MUCH MORE THE LIVE CHICKEN WHOSE BLOOD IS NEEDED TO PUT IN THE DEAD MAN'S NOSE?.In order words,if mere District Councils election have beome bones of contention,what will happen when 2012 rolls around for the presidential context?.I think for now Mugabe will do away with any lectures on democracy from Sierra Leone.
Mr.President,why dont you try to resolve the water crisis for which so much funds were made available to you by the UK administration instead of meddling in international politics only to make the nation the butt of international jokes/
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: President Koroma Lacks The Morale Authority To Advise----
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 19:49:21 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-105.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.105

Message:
Kutubu, Those of us who know the history of the APC will never listen to President Koroma condemning Robert Mugabe. Since the APC first came to power in 1967/68 up to now as we speak, IT HAD NEVER been able to win free and fair elections because the party was not founded to believe in democratic principles. All the elections conducted by the APC had been dominated by thuggery and violence(e.g. thousands of our people were killed by the APC in 1977,1982 and 1986).
President Ernest Koroma does not have the morale authority to oppose Mr. Mugabe because he became leader/presidential candidate of the APC by unlawful means( OUT SIDE THE PARTY'S CONSTITUTION). For that reason a huge number of the true members of APC took him(President Koroma) to court.
I am sure it was VERY FUNNY funny to Mr. Robert Mugabe when President Koroma( who was declared president of Sierra Leone, without counting all the votes in the last elections)was condemning him about conducting elections that were not FREE AND FAIR.
Please, rest assured that the APC will continue conducting itself in an undemocratic manner till the end of the world.


Subject: Re: President Koroma Lacks The Morale Authority To Advise----
From: Dig Dig
To: All
Date Posted: 22:25:30 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: ABU@AOL.COM
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Message:
Saidu, Robert Mugabe studied the 1967/68 Slpp play book,he is just putting it in action.

1977, 1982 and 1986 all the killings you are talking about you very well know were those killing took place'

Solo B got his presidential nod at a combention.

This past election you know were acts of thuggery and violence took place.


Subject: Re: President Koroma Lacks The Morale Authority To Advise----
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 17:22:31 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
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Message:
Alpha Saidu it seems that you are allowing your personal animous towards the President to stand in the way of giving credit where it is due.He did the right thing by condemning that old fool in Zimbabwe in his face whilst the old guards folded like cheap suitcases. It was very unfurtunate that the other courageous leader who had the guts to challenge Mugabe fell ill upon his arrival in Egypt.As someone who haS misgivings about old APC and the new APC I am willing to concede that Ernest Koroma is moving in the right direction so far. However,he may have to rid himself of some advisers very soon preferably after his party takes a beating at the local elections.


Subject: President Koroma be ware of secret dangerous deals
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:44:35 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
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Message:
Many African leaders are not aware of dangerous deals made by their representatives serving as government officials.There are so many companies looking for outlets to make profits or get rid of some serious problems.These companies have eyes on African countries, especially, extremely poor counties with hungry governments.I want to remind people about the dangerous deal, "dumping toxic waste- hazardous in Sierra Leone", the truth from the government was never told, but thank God it was revealed by Washington post and citizens stopped it from happening . This is the time african governments should be vigilant over serious matters of great concern, much time and money are used to enrich hooligans and thuggs at home for protecting party and government officials whilst the nation is exposed to so many dangers, unsafe boarders , inadequate protection of ordinary citizens in the country and foreign intruders.


Subject: Re: President Koroma be ware of secret dangerous deals
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 15:07:10 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Mr.Jawara,Ernest Bai Koroma has not yet demonstrated that he has the personal moral integrity to leave above reproach in matters of money.For example,he has never made any statement about funds from the UK government for the restoration of clean pipe born water for the citizens.Compounding that is his close association with that common thief Tejan Kabbah whose propensity for money grabbing knows no limit.You saw what i wrote how he and Lansana Nyalley took the Tegloma funds to the dry cleaners and left the organization mighty high and dry.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: A..P.C -Siaka Stevens killed trust ...in Sierra Leone.
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:36:28 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
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Message:
Trust is one important thing in human life , some people believe a human is human and complete if he/she is able to live by his /her words as uttered. The friendship between Africans and white people was destroyed when it became clear that the white friends were not friends, but distrustful people and devils.The early method used to harvest people in AFRICA is one good exmample,slave capturers did not disclose their identities , they lured many Africans in their ships and took them away . READ THE Stevens ( A.P.C. 1967 CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS).
" Fellow citizens,If you vote for the S.L.P.P. you are voting for the depletion of the countries resources...for the mass unemployment and the social evils its entails...for increased school fees....the growing frustration of our youth....inadequate health facilities,....gross ineffeciency in the administration...reckless and wasteful spending. If you vote for the S.L.P.P.....you may then be voting in the last free elections of your life time". If you vote for S.L.P.P. you are voting for a one party rule under ruthless leader ABLERT MARGAI.
" vote for A.P.C. , SAVE YOURSELVES AND OUR GREAT COUNTRY"
ALRIGHT, Sierra Leoneans trusted A.P.C. AND Siaka Stevens ,power was transfered to A.P.C. after some unfortunate events. What happened to our political journey with Stevens leading ? WAS trust kept or destroyed? It is politics so let us discuss issues freely. My position is simple, A.P.C. -Siaka Srevens killed trust and made things difficult for many politicians. I hope president Koroma and his A.P.C. will not do same, because bloody revolution is unwanted and should not be forced to resurrect , let it be dead forever.


Subject: Re: A..P.C -Siaka Stevens killed trust ...in Sierra Leone.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:47:59 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Since the politicians themselves were not trust worthy,they equally shared the chaos and disorder in the political governance of the nation.
As for the current dispensation,you do not need a don from Oxford or Harvard to tell you exactly where they are headed.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Sierra Leone In Diplomatic Battle With Nigeria (Is it wise?)
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 13:22:59 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 82.99.197.67

Message:
Nigeria and Sierra Leone are currently locked in a diplomatic fight at the United Nations Headquarters in New York over who gets one of the seats reserved for West Africa as a non-permanent member of the Security Council.

Empowered Newswire, a US-based Nigerian news agency, reports that Nigeria‘s expectation to be honoured by other African countries with an unopposed election is being threatened by Sierra Leone‘s determination to contest for the same seat.

UN diplomats normally apply the consensus route for such elections based on the principle of reciprocity and some informal rotational arrangement.

But so far, such negotiations have failed in Nigeria‘s bid to get an unopposed endorsement from the African group to seek the slot currently held by Burkina Faso.

Reports say at the just concluded African Union meeting in Egypt, African foreign ministers among other issues, tried to resolve the matter between Nigeria and Sierra Leone but the issue was left unresolved.

But the foreign ministers agreed to try again at another meeting whose date and time is yet to be disclosed.

It is believed that a country like Sierra Leone ought to step down for a regional power like Nigeria, especially given Nigeria’s support and sacrifice in Sierra Leone during its civil war.

Sources explained that Sierra Leone had been elected to the UN Security Council only once between 1970 and 1971, while Nigeria had been elected thrice in 1966-67, 1978-79 and 1994-95.

But there were views that going by Nigeria‘s status at the UN and in African affairs, Nigeria should be able to return to the council after over a decade absence at the council.

UN sources disclosed that other countries with Nigeria‘s status in their regional groups had been members of the council for several times.

For instance, Brazil had been to the council nine times against Nigeria‘s three. India had been there six times and Canada six times. Japan had been elected to the council nine times, Pakistan six times and Panama five times.

When Nigeria‘s new Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Joy Ogwu, resumed work at the UN, she announced that Nigeria was ready to rejoin the council as a non-permanent member after Nigeria‘s last membership in 1995.

The council is made up of 15 members, five of which are permanent members and do not require reelections.
But there are 10 non-permanent members elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms and not eligible for immediate re-election.

The non-permanent members are elected on regional basis and at the UN five regional grouping are traditionally recognised-Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Caribbean and Western Europe including Canada and the US.

Of the 10 non-permanent seats, Africa normally gets three seats. For now, South Africa holds one till the end of this year, while Burkina Faso and Libya hold the two others till next year.

Coming from West Africa, Nigeria is entitled to run for the seat currently held by Burkina Faso. But Sierra Leone has also indicated that it will contest the seat next year against Nigeria.

The election to replace Burkina Faso at the council is billed for next session of the General Assembly, which is the arm of the UN that conducts elections of the council‘s non-permament members regularly.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone In Diplomatic Battle With Nigeria (Is it wise?)
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:42:44 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I think the greed and graft of the politicians in Sierra Leone have permeated the diplomatic halls of international politics.This again is owed to the fact that Sierra Leone has no agency or institution where by we are able to compete with Nigerian heavy weights like Olu Sanu,Peter Onu,Olisemek,Ibrahim Gambari,Haruna,etc etc.Beyond that,if people in Sierra Leone are following international politics as i do,they will realize that Sierra Leone has once occupied that position with Davidson Nicol representing us.Why dont the country yield to Nigeria this time around even though the late Major General Joseph Navern Garber once headed the General Assembly?.The fact of the matter is that we have a Foreign Minister who has not got the foggiest idea of how international diplomacy works.Recently,i asked her two basic Foreign policy questions,she has yet to answer them.I cant talk of her major and misguided remarks about the issue of Tibet.Why Ernest Bai Koroma has an inept lady like this in charge of the nation's formulation and articulation of Foerign Policy believe me confounds me up to this day.
This is one time the nation should pass that chance in a gesture of gratitude to the citizens of Nigeria for the help they rendered during our dark days.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone In Diplomatic Battle With Nigeria (Is it wise?)
From: mboka
To: All
Date Posted: 11:16:29 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: jalloh25@yahoo.com
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Message:
Kutubu are you a Sierra Leonean? or you are just an SLPPian who believes only on party and south-eastern affairs. For God sake Nigeria's asisstance to us was also poliical, the late general Abacha was fighting to distract the international community on his dictatorial regime which was facing sanctions ranging from commonwealth to the USA, Great Britain and others.
Abacha thought that removing AFRC from power will ease international presure and also send a message that if he (Abacha) remains the head of state of Nigeria the sub region will be peaceful and free from coup detat, that is why he wanted to show an example of Nigeria's might in Sierra Leone, so that junior officers in other countries will think twice before overthrowing their governments. Now am i proud that pa.kabba alloewd them to abuse my people the way they did the answer is NO, they rape our sisters in front of us, they took thousands of them to Nigeria with the promise that their lives will improve. it turn out they suffer the most in Nigeria both physical and mental abuse. Lets face the fact Nigerian and kamajos will never have been able to defeat the AFRC/RUF on their own thanks to the Lome peace deal, it is easy to tell that Kutubu is the kind of Sierra Leonean who put poltics ahead of national pride how dare you say we back out of our former students, i wonder if you still eat cassva and potato leaves "kutubu" you sound more like someone who swallows eba and amala with no soup.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone In Diplomatic Battle With Nigeria (Is it wise?)
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:01:25 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
My friend Mboka,in life,it is essential that we face reality very objectivly as opposed to viewing it from narrow prism.
I am not sure how much interest you have in the field of national security and foreign policy issues.When it comes to international diplomacy,Sierra Leone is no match to both Nigeria,and Ghana.
We have no distinctive cadre of diplomatic experts who will represent us in the complex articulation of foreign policy.For your information,this is my next project to write about the non existence of any foreign policy instruments in the formulation and articulation of a coherent foreign policy.What you have in Freetown will never be considered an agency for such august task i.e.the "FOREIGN MINISTRY".You will not see it that way because not many Sierra Leoneans spend quality time reading about the conduct of Foreign Policy.In two of my postings,i spoke of Momodu Munu who was fired by the conference of Heads of States for mediocre performance as Secretary General of ECOWAS.It has not been too long when the Foreign Minister her self Zainab Bangura committed the most Foreign Policy pupu in the conduct of international diplomacy on the issue of Tibet.Wait until you read my coming scr1pts on the dynamics of Foreign Policy then will you actually have a fill of what is at issue here.Believe me,i understand your sense of fraustration,but once you allow common sense to prevail over opportunistic calculations,you will see my reasons.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Kutubu, you seem to have some confidence in EBK een?
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 20:41:16 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
My good brother please do not expect much from Anges. One cannot squeeze water out of stone.

Lets just continue praying for our country because frankly EBK does not know his left from his right in national or international politics. Lets face it... which serious minded person will continue to keep Zainab in that v. important position? She opens her mouth and one has to cringe till she closes it.

What a person-to-job match ...aie... only Paa Agnes can do that. But then again he apponits people who pee on runways and vomit on highways. This chap is dumb, period.



Subject: HER LADYSHIP MRS.BANKOLE JONES.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 12:15:39 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
With abiding sense of sadness,i have just read the headline in this forum,the death of Her Ladyship Mrs.Mary Bankole Jones,the wife of Sir.Samuel Bankole Jones,the second Sierra Leone Chief Justice,President court of Appeals,and acting Governor General on numerious occassions.
There is the dictum which opines"BEHIND ANY SUCCESSFUL MAN,STANDS VERY STRONG WOMAN".Her ladyship eptomised that noble concept.Like the other lady who also passed away Her Ladyship Mrs.Admire Banja Tejansie,both of these women were people of towering personal moral integrity who stayed behind the curtains while their husbands were in the spotlights.They carried themselves with an atmosphere of self respect,class,dignity,and never injected themselves in the official careers of their respective husbands.
I was never fortunate to meet Herladyship Mrs.Mary Bankole Jones in person as i met Mrs.Tejan-sie from Syke street,to State House but at one gathering when the Justices gathered to pay homage to the life and work of another Justice of the Supreme court Mr.Justice Ronald William Beoku Betts,she accompined her husband to the ceremony and i happened to be passing by when their vehicle pulled to a stop .When she emerged,can can see her commanding preesence,gently smile,and air of sophistication.She handled the waterloo in her husband's career from her sudden removal as Chief Justice by Albert Margai,to the rice deal with Haja Dordor with grace,and courage never letting her emotions to take the better of her.
OF the childen,Valrie remains my favourite among them.
She will be dearly missed by all those who she touched their lives in one way or the other without fanfare.
As she lies in a state of animated suspension to be returned to her maker,and her husband,there is nothing we can do but to render the disposition of the well being of her spirits into the hands of the indomitable reality for tender mercies and constant protection.
May she rest in perfect peace.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: HINDOLO TYRE THE CARPETBAGGER
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 10:06:52 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
HOW HINDOLO TYRE USED MY VIDEO TAPE AND SECURED HIMSELF A JOB WITH THE NPRC:
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Hindo Tyre and Lansana Nyalley,have lots in common,they both love to be at the center of folding events,love power for its sake not for any productivity,manipulative,orwellian,overwhelmed by tabernacle of hypocrisy and double speak,mendacious,and fundamentally lacking in personal moral principles who will do or say anything to get into power.
Cases in point:
From what i have been able to glean so far,there was students unrest in 1977 in an apparent attempt to begin the process of ending the endless reign of terror occassioned by Stevenism.From what i heard,Hindolo was not actually the prime mover of the events and i have it on good authority he was not the head of such august body.Some how,he managed by series of events to catapulty himself to the leadership of the cause so that the spot light will be on him.When Stevens unleashed his 'TON TON MACOUTS' against the leaders,he Hindolo reversed course,and claimed that he was under duress.A man who is principled will die for a noble cause to save his fellow mankinds.That explains why Nelson Mandela will remain forever,an icon and Statesman for the personal sacrifices he borne with characteristic understanding and cheerful fortitude for his people.In any case,Hindolo capitulated to Stevens threat and in the process,innocent students such as Olutumi Mark and others paid dearly for his cowidice.Like Karefa Smart,he Hindolo raced to the USA always basking in the spotlight for his failed mission.
The opportunistic carpetbagger he is,another opportunity presented itself and he wasted no time taking undue advantage to his credit that ultimately resulted in an appointment to political office.
On April 29,1992,Joseph Saidu Momoh and Bambay Kamara,the generalassimo of Ekutay politics and their cohorts were handed their letters of dismissals by Strasser and co,there by effectively ending nearly quarter century of plainlessness,misrule,institutionalized kleptocracy,mediocrity,mob rule,unconstitutional behavour,heartlessness,ungodliness,and sheer exploitation of the suffering masses while they swam in fantastic opulence and extravagance far in excess of their legitimate earnings.
In a show of solidarity with the rest of the citizens in Sierra Leone,the commiunity leaders organized a giant march on the Embassy and other parts of town.Hindlo was never one of those who planned the event,nor was he billed as one of the original speakers.In any case,he was able to manage his way before the microphone and stridently diatribed the APC in the harshest tone i have not heard for long time.As usual,i was on hand recording history.When the event was over,one of the organizers asked for the tape to watch it with the the hope of returning it as soon as possible for further works on it.Hindolo took possession of the tape,and rushed with it to Freetown and gave the impression to the new messiahs of how he has galvanized support for the NPRC.The next thaing we heard he was Secretary of Information and Broadcasting in the new dispensation.Those on whose shoulders he climbed to get to the top were jettisoned by him.
Like Lansana Nyalley,he is now a member of the very system which he unequivocably and irrevocably supported its destruction.The fundamental questions this writer seeks to pose why are people so bereft of personal moral integrity,principles,self respect,sheer deceny,honesty of purpose or take others for granted as he and Nyalley have done.Let no one makes any mistake.I think i have a better shot at getting a job with this adminstration than most people.Most of the folks there now are personal friends from the vice president on down who will be willing to go all out in that regard if i elect to do so.Because i do not share the ideological inclinations of the APC,and they knowing where i stand on issues especially messrs Raymond Kabia,and John Musa,i will prefer to continue being their social friend than be part and parcle of an entity that i have no faith in.That explains why Ambassador Leigh and Mr.Pious Foray will always be considered very principled who will never opt for expediency for short term gains.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Tejan Kabbah and Solomon Berewa got away with MURDER!
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 09:55:20 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Posted by CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS, RN, MD (129.22.211.103) on April 27, 2005 at 15:49:09:

" The Commission finds that the Government was aware of human rights violations and abuses carried out by the CDF, through the role of its Deputy Defence Minister, Chief Samuel Hinga Norman who served as CDF National Coordinator and member of the War Council at Base Zero. THE GOVERNMENT WAS FURTHER KEPT INFORMED THROUGH ITS SECURTIY COMMITTEE BRIEFINGS AND THROUGH REPORTS RECEIVED FRON ECOMOG , BUT FAILED TO TAKE STEPS TO STOP THEM. THE COMMISSSION, ACCORDINGLY , HOLDS THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VIOLATION FOR THE VIOLATIONS AND ABUSES OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTED BY THE CDF". ( The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report).

The Question now then becomes why should the deputy (CHIEF, THE HONORABLE MINISTER, HINGA NORMAN ) be held solely responsible and not the commander in chief and head of the Government ? If Kabbah knew and did nothing, then he bears the greatest responsibility. Also, the then Minister of Justice, "KING SOLOMON" (who by his mere name is suppose to have all this wisdom) also failed in his duty in ensuring that justice and the protection of the citizen's rights is intact should also be held accountable.

WAS HINGA NORMAN MADE A SCAPEGOAT, OR WAS HE JUST PLAIN AMBITIOUS AND REFUSED TO TAKE ORDERS ? IF THE CHIEF EVENTUALLY BECOMES A FREE MAN WHAT WILL BE HIS FUTURE RELATIONSHIP WITH KABBAH AND "KING SOLOMON"?
WILL THESE POWER-HUNGRY, BLOOD-THIRSTY, TERRORIST BE ALLOWED TO WALK AWAY FREE ?


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah and Solomon Berewa got away with MURDER!
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:04 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
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Message:
Honestly, they should be prosecuted. They should not be allowed to walk free in the streets of Freetown.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah and Solomon Berewa got away with MURDER!
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 10:15:19 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Sir,unfortunately,the chief died.Tejan Kabbah alone shares full responsibility for the chaos and disorder that was visited upon the nation for reasons i have outlined in other publications.
The guy be now should be in jail for all what he has stolen from the citizens.The mere mention of his name alone acidifys my stomach and i wish he drops dead so the nation can just forget about him.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah and Solomon Berewa got away with MURDER!
From: SORIE Jawaras
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:52 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
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Message:
The answer is simple, Justice in Sierra Leone is zero and it will be that way for along time. Some people fear devils more than God, some people respect and worship human devils .


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah and Solomon Berewa got away with MURDER!
From: mboka
To: All
Date Posted: 10:23:53 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Una get mind O' you dey tok but di pa (Kabba)lek dis. den kamajo de cam for you. ask sheikh mustaba dem (RIP)na SLPP sabi wetin na democracy, na in make we dey burn anybody wey nor support di pa. "we slpp go clean dis country" Hinga Norman go mop out den "moot moot" wey nor lek slpp. i nor care at which cost as long as i cam back na power.


Subject: ANNOUNCING: "THE WAY TO SUCCESS TUTOTIAL INSTITUTE"
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 07:51:49 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
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Subject: Re: ANNOUNCING: "THE WAY TO SUCCESS TUTOTIAL INSTITUTE"
From: Forum Accountant
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:20 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
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Subject: Re: ANNOUNCING: "THE WAY TO SUCCESS TUTOTIAL INSTITUTE"
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 17:20:40 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
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Subject: Re: ANNOUNCING: "THE WAY TO SUCCESS TUTOTIAL INSTITUTE"
From: Tyrone
To: All
Date Posted: 11:00:30 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Please send him his bill, Kabs-Kunu needs money to improve our internet
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Subject: Re: ANNOUNCING: "THE WAY TO SUCCESS TUTOTIAL INSTITUTE"
From: Well, then
To: All
Date Posted: 11:06:25 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Will he pay the bill, that's the question.


Subject: Re: ANNOUNCING: "THE WAY TO SUCCESS TUTOTIAL INSTITUTE"
From: Tyrone
To: All
Date Posted: 09:10:46 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Kabs-Kanu should start charging you guys for advertising on his internet
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Subject: Re: ANNOUNCING: "THE WAY TO SUCCESS TUTOTIAL INSTITUTE"
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 09:24:02 07/03/08 ()
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Message:
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There are hundreds of Sierra Leoneans in the Washington Metro Area who are "stuck" in the nursing "maze" and need help. Once these people realize their dreams, they can be a valuable source of development for Sierra Leone, hence posting this announcement here part of "nation building".

TRY TO ALWAYS THINK IN A THREE DIMENSIONAL WAY AS OPPOSED TO A "TUNNEL VISION" WAY OF THINKING!


Subject: Re: ANNOUNCING: "THE WAY TO SUCCESS TUTOTIAL INSTITUTE"
From: Tyrone
To: All
Date Posted: 10:58:18 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
What ever; it is for your own good, not for the good of Sierra Leone. most
of us are not going back. Including yourself.


Subject: WHY DID YOU SAY SO {TYRONE}
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 06:47:23 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
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I guess i will lern from any reason you give please? I see no reason why someone cant go back if he/she try to make it work{money no money}


Subject: APC MP invokes youths' wrath
From: Concord Times
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Date Posted: 06:48:30 07/03/08 ()
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Message:
Concord Times


APC MP invokes youths' wrath

By Alhassan Bah

Some youths at Easton Street in eastern Freetown Sunday expressed their vexation at the All Peoples Congress (APC) Member of Parliament representing Constituency 104 for referring to them as ‘idlers' in a ‘ghetto.'

Trouble started when Hon. Tunde Lewally approached these youths unnoticed as they sat opposite Bethel School arguing over their candidates in the forthcoming elections and questioned their idleness.

One of the youths said they would not greet him because since he was elected into parliament, he has not done anything beneficial to engage youths in the constituency.

While Lewally was explaining that he is not representing the youth in parliament to change their status but to advocate for important development needs of the constituency, he said he does not have time for ‘idle ghetto youths.'

“I am not idle to leave my office and join you in idle and rubbish discussions in this ghetto. I have better things to do,” he said.

Another youth, Sallu Mansaray, said it was unfortunate that he voted someone like Lewally, who cannot deliver, into office. He added that Lewally's election to parliament has not yielded any positive fruit.

“I have learnt from my mistake. I will never vote for someone that cannot deliver,” he affirmed.

However, the director of legal service of Sierra Leone Police, Superintendent Philip Wellington was on hand to put the boys under control. He advised them to vote peacefully during the elections without any fear of intimidation and harassment. He said they should be mindful that no one is above the law.




Subject: Re: APC MP invokes youths' wrath
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 08:52:06 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
What you guys went through on the part of Tude Lewally is nothing strange in the modus opernadi of APC politics.
In the APC,there is the question of classism.I recall when Fornah,and subsequently,Abdulia Conteh,Desmond Luke and those who self servingly laid claim to academia behaved.In fact that brings to mind the case of Mohamed Sorie Fornah.He lost his life because of his sense of high opinion of himself.He felt too educated to serve under a fellow like Sheku Bockari Kawusu-Konteh when he was left to act as Prime Minister instead of him.This is the genesis of the quagmire the nation faces today.These so called educated folks are so self centered and absolutistic about the correctness of themselves that they judge everything in oxbridge terms.He faild to understand that the very people he is calling with all those derogatory names are the very ones that are responsible for his parliamentarism.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Kabs, you seem to ignor my concern but I'll bring it again
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 05:54:34 07/03/08 ()
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Entered From: at 89.242.153.94

Message:
I made some important observation regarding the replication of the last words of each line to the next line. I thought you and your team will give this some consideration, unfortunately that didn't happen. But who am I? I will still like to draw your attention to the problem.

Can you please go through some of the posts and check the last few words of a line you will find that its being replicated to the next. I'm just doing my bit and hope it helps. Thanks


Subject: Re: Kabs, you seem to ignor my concern but I'll bring it again
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 06:24:53 07/03/08 ()
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Entered From: c-98-221-73-83.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.73.83

Message:
Can you give me an example ? I am very busy, bro and did not see your post. Sorry for that. Please post an example.


Subject: Re: Kabs, you seem to ignor my concern but I'll bring it again
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 10:24:42 07/03/08 ()
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Entered From: at 89.243.81.136

Message:
Examples of this could be found by opening any post that contains more than two lines. Read through and you'll find that at the begining of the next line below, the last few words of the first line in replicated. This will look like a typo error.


Subject: Eddy your computer may have a serious infection
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 20:24:17 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Can't see the replication or eror. Don't get your point bro.

Scan your computer for viruses.


Subject: Re: Eddy your computer may have a serious infection
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 08:02:05 07/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.127.0

Message:
I will check my computer thanks for confirming that the problem only affects me.

But I wish someone else can let me know that they're not experiencing the same as me.


Subject: Valentine Strasser destroyed the one party kingdom
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 04:01:22 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
Entered From: at 141.156.231.115

Message:
Historians and many Sierra Leoneans will one day give good credit to Valentine Strasser. A young man who did what many people died for in bitter shame,Vanentine Strasser destroyed the One party political kingdom of Siaka Stevens.It was not any easy battle against Stevens and many valuable people were lost . ALL attempts to destroy the "killing political kingdom" failed, Sir Albert and many people failed. Who would be appointed by God to redeem Sierra Leone from the hard grip of A.P.C. and when? No wonder news papers blasted " the country was dying the boys who saved a dying nation", Yes, disgruntled military boys suffering in the battle field walked in and kicked their boss (Joseph Momh ) out; the last batch of the five that must go ended. Valentine Strasser and his men were not perfect and did some wrong things, but history will not forget them. The boys were wrong to kick out an illegitimate government and set the nation free so some of them were cursed by Stevens, Momoh, Bambay and others, if that is correct you be the judge; that may be so, but why were some people rejoicing because freedom was almost at home? Strasser and his men were not allowed enough time to deal with the war and return power to civilians as promissed ,therefore the incalculable calamity happened due to many errors . Valentine Strasser is still a Hero despite the unfortunate situation as some people see it that way .


Subject: Re: Valentine Strasser destroyed the one party kingdom
From: Morlia L. Sankoh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:52:57 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Mr. Jawara people like you should be in politics, because you are not one
sided like the rest of cocorioko forum contributors. Your statement is
right to the point. Freedom of speech, you have to be real, we are not
praising him alone, but the rest of them like Marda Bio sold our country
for his own good.


Subject: Re: Valentine Strasser destroyed the one party kingdom
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 10:10:25 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Correct,Maadio Bio is the worst.He gave our land to the reckless selfproclaimed leader the world has never seen, for his selfish ends and his slpp affiliation.


Subject: why give credit to him alone?
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 07:09:54 07/03/08 ()
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Message:
Why give credit to him alone?


Subject: Re: why give credit to him alone?
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:49:27 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
Entered From: pool-72-75-110-179.washdc.east.verizon.net at 72.75.110.179

Message:
Freedom, the guys who made it happen all deserve credits but strasser is special because he stood for policy and as leader he was able to have some of his men stood by him. Remember ,in such circumstance the leader is credited more. Some coups failed because the leaderships were disorganized ,confused and disoriented.


Subject: Union chairman: ‘Africa must unite’
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 01:32:07 07/03/08 ()
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Entered From: pool-71-191-123-48.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.191.123.48

Message:
Union chairman: ‘Africa must unite’ PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Saeed Shabazz
Thursday, 03 July 2008
UNITED NATIONS (FinalCall.com) - “We must not fail the people of Africa and the future of our continent,” African Union chairman and president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor told his fellow Heads of States and Governments at the opening of the Ninth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Accra, Ghana.
The top agenda item for African leaders at the three-day summit, July 1-3, was how to push for greater unity, according to analysts, including the possibility of a continental government. Pres. Kufuor called it the “great debate”.

“Whatever position any of us will espouse in the debate should be guided by tolerance and critical analysis, even when we disagree with each other’s positions,” the AU chairman said, according to The Chronicle, which is published in Ghana.

The Ghanaian leader said he was speaking in the spirit of Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The importance of the meeting in Accra was not lost on UN officials. “A more United Africa would foster political dialogue on the continent and could help avoid wars and conflicts that generate tens of thousands of refugees every year, UN refugee chief, AntÛnio Guterres told Reuters, on the sidelines of the summit. He told Reuters that closer integration would help governments “prevent conflicts and have better capacity to solve them”.

Deputy UN Secretary-General Asha Rose Mirigo, a Tanzanian, addressed the summit on July 2, and stated that it was healthy for the AU to deliberate on the “modalities” and “pace” of integration in Africa. “In our competitive and increasingly globalized world, it is crucial that we come together to address the challenges facing Africa,” Ms. Mirigo said.

“The UN system is committed to working in ever closer partnership with Africa,” stated the deputy secretary-general.

Some of the African Heads of State and Government at the summit were: Pres. Abdelaziz Boutefika of Algeria, Prime Minister P Mosisili of Lesotho, Dr. Isatou Njie, VP of The Gambia, Pres. FranÁois Bozize of Central African Republic, Pres. Abdolaye Wade of Senegal, Pres. Pedro Pireriz of Cape Verde, Pres. Levi Mwanawasa of Zambia, Pres. Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Pres. Umar Yar-Adua of Nigeria, Pres. Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Pres. Sidi Mohammed Ould Cheikh Abdullahi of Mauritania, Pres. Sassou Ngueso of Congo Brazzaville, Pres. Yai Boni of Benin, Pres. Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Pres. Ahmed Mohammed Sambi of Comoros Island, Pres. Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, Pres. Moi Kabaki of Kenya, Pres. Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Pres. Omar Bongo of Gabon, Liberian Pres. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Pres. Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Pres. Muammar Gadhafi of Libya and Pres. Thabo Mbeki of South Africa.

There were 150 non-government groups representing 30 African nations that calling for restrictions on the movement of Africans across the continent to be removed, arguing that continental citizenship was essential to continental government, according the Inter Press Service (IPS).
Continue bellow:



Subject: Re: Union chairman: ‘Africa must unite’
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 12:35:48 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.comDD
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
The question is,unite in what when they are incapable of organizing something as mundane as free and fair elections?
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Petroleum found in Lunsar
From: Gbordor
To: All
Date Posted: 00:12:39 07/03/08 ()
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Satellite electroscathopographic magnetoxeneonic images shot by the
Chinese satellite Yeng Shuen Bi 11 has revealed massive deposits of
crude oil around the small town of Lunsar in the northern region of
Sierra Leonean.

Initial estimates indicate this to be the second largest deposit of sweet
crude found in Africa. News of the find is creating much excitement
among the international oil exploration community. Michael Shapiro,
head of Chevrons exploration unit states that this find will go a long
way to address the present supply crisis in the world. Exxon Mobil is
reported to be initiating talks with the new government in Sierra Leone.
A senior geologist with Exxon states that this could create thousands
of jobs in this hopelessly poor country.


Subject: Re: Petroleum found in Lunsar
From: Chinese
To: All
Date Posted: 06:13:22 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
We just realised that our satellite took the picture of a Petrol Station in Lunsar


Subject: Re: Petroleum found in Lunsar
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 04:55:39 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Gbordor, lef for joke nor. Dis nor to April fools. You nearly make ar piss pan meself with excitement. Good one!


Subject: Re: Petroleum found in Lunsar
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 05:42:26 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.242.153.94

Message:
Fen Plaba you make ar laf tae ar fordon nar gron. Very good humur bra. This shows how much you care about your country. God bless you.

But this sort of jokes are very expensive nevertheless, we hope to get there one day.


Subject: Re: Petroleum found in Lunsar
From: political
To: All
Date Posted: 00:45:31 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip24-251-6-144.ph.ph.cox.net at 24.251.6.144

Message:
Where did you get this info bro?


Subject: Re: Petroleum found in Lunsar
From: Link
To: All
Date Posted: 00:22:54 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Can you provide a link to the origin of this report?


Subject: To the Guy doing
From: Joker Joker Joe
To: All
Date Posted: 22:35:09 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
To the guy doing my wife
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Date: 2008-02-21, 1:43PM CST

To the guy doing my wife. You know who you are. Yes I know. No I am not angry, I would just ask a few things of you. After all you are giving it to my wife.

1.Please stop leaving the seat up, I keep getting blamed and it is starting to get old.

2.You may be giving me a chance to go fishing more often but please stop drinking all my beer. It is fine if you have a couple while you visit(god knows
I drink plenty before I find her attractive), but please leave me a few as I have to be there longer than you.

3.If you do drink the last one buy more or leave money on the counter I will pick some up.

4.Please replace the toilet paper when you use it all. For some reason my 5 year old son belives if its not there he does not have to wipe. We keep it under the sink, unless you can recomend a better spot?

5.After doing my wife please use something disposable to wipe off with. The basket of clothes on the right is mine and the clothes are clean as my wife does not do my washing, Irun out of time rushing to work. Last week my sweatshirt was crusty(thanks).

6.Please do not tell my children that you are their uncle, they are young not
mentaly challenged.

7.Please stop turning the heat up, You pay nothing and MUD is putting it in my a**, my wife may like it but I think it hurts.

8.When she asks "do these pants make me look fat", say no. You may think giving a different answer will make her think twice about eating a gallon of ice cream a day but all you are doing is giving her a reason to go buy more pants that she will look just as fat in.

9.Stop eating the baked goods. The brownies you ate were from my mom for my birthday. My wife has not cooked anything that good for years and if she does she will not share.

10.Try shifting your weight when you sit on my chair. The recliner that I rarely have time for (soccer games and practice, basketball camp for the kids takes much of my time and I try to help with school work too)has a grove in it that forces me to roll to the left.

Lastly I would like thank you for taking her to lunch on Valentines Day. She was not as hungry as usual and only orded one meal.I may be able to use the money I saved to take the children to a movie. I hope you can help me with these items, it may become ackward if I have to confront her. If you can do this for me I will give you a heads up on when I will be gone and for how long so that you don't feel rushed.

P.S. I am going to take the kids to the Great Wolf Lodge on the 3rd of April for four days, I have abottle of vodka above the fridge if you find yourself low on beer.


Subject: Harvest of Shame: Former Sierra Leonean Dictator, Valentine
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 22:28:21 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-100-130-84.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.100.130.84

Message:
Mr. Marke, your story is real, but APC will never forgive Valentine Strasser, because he is a krio boy. They will rather forgive Marda Bio and others than Strasser. He did a wonderful job for getting rid of Mommoh's APC.


Subject: Re: Harvest of Shame: Former Sierra Leonean Dictator, Valentine
From: Stop
To: All
Date Posted: 22:39:40 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Strasser is not the only one that weas dported. Kambo and Nyuma were also deported. Kambo has decided to go to Ghana, and he has already secured a job. He went to school to better himself while in the state.

Strasser never wanted to go to school. Na jamba nor more he wan smoke.Nobody stopped Strasser from contesting an election. Nyuma is contesting an election in Kailahun.Why is he not contesting to be Mayor of Freetown. Nobody stopped him from doing that.


The people of Freetown will definitely vote for him if he was their saviour.


Subject: Re: Harvest of Shame: Former Sierra Leonean Dictator, Valent
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 09:06:38 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Please Mr. Stop I have known him since David was a boy, he is a very
ambitious man. Please go back and read the article you posted on your
Internet news, they withdrew his scholarship, that’s why he dropped out
of law school. Why should he contest in Mayoral election? From leader of
the country to less, you most be a backward person. The rest of them
stole money from the country, Kambo cannot go back because he ran
away with a million dollars or more.


Subject: Re: Harvest of Shame: Former Sierra Leonean Dictator, Valent
From: Stop
To: All
Date Posted: 09:14:07 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Who made him leader of the country? Did the people vote for him? No. Can he win an election? No. Strasser is such a saint. All the others stole money, but him. Yeah, right.


Subject: Re: Harvest of Shame: Former Sierra Leonean Dictator, Valent
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 15:11:21 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Stop, Krio will never win a presidential election in Sierra Leone, if he was
from the provinces like Marda he will have 70% chances of wining a
presidential election in our country. Let get serious Mr. Stop


Subject: Re: Harvest of Shame: Former Sierra Leonean Dictator, Valent
From: Stop
To: All
Date Posted: 15:20:46 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
I am not into your krio-contri nonsense.You said that valentine trasser was a former President, and it will be insulting if he contests to become mayor.Was he voted in office to become President of salone? The answer is No. They seized power by force. How can it be insulting if he contest the Mayorship election in Freetown?


Subject: Illegal sale of Embassy by Kabbah and Foray.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 22:13:59 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
I wonder if the self appointed "statesman internationl diplomat" Tejan Kabbah will be able to provide information about the proceeds from the sale of the Embassy in London which he and his late friend Cyril Patrick Foray undertook.
This falls under the freedom of information act since the building was supposed to be the property of the citizens of Sierra Leone?
Word is that Foray threatened to expose Kabbah's role in the deal if he Kabbah did not allow Foray to hang around for three months to enable his son take the school leaving certificate exams.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: Illegal sale of Embassy by Kabbah and Foray.
From: Joseph kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:30:32 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Mohammed, If EBK want to expose Tejan Kabba for what a criminal he is, he can set up an enquiry to establish the truth about the sale of our Embassy building at Great portland Street and the replaced Embassy, which has also been surrounded with allegation of fraudulent deals involving Tejan Jalloh, the ex- High Commissioner that succeeded C P Foray.

You may not know this but C P Foray,s daughter Annabela Foray is a long term lover of EBK. She even tried to convince me to support APC. I met her in 2006, she was dissappointed that we did not do much to expose Tejan Kabba and protect her father's name.

By the way it was Annabela's son who was at the time studying for his GCSE and lived with his grand father CP Foray.

I know that Annabela was deeply angered and hurt for the way Tejan kKabba humiliated her Father, the effect of which probably contributed to CP Foray,s death.

C P Foray was forced to stay with his niece in a two bed room council house in Tottenham UK, with 4 other occupants following his sacking.

Annabela would certainly like EBK to uncover the truth. But would EBK do it, when some people in the SLPP believed that Tejan Kabba played a double game and helped him to win the presidency in order to save his skin.

I had mentioned, in my previous posting, that Tejan Kabba's govt had exonerated CP Foray for any wrong doing, but only after his death. So we need an explanation, in particular, the proceeds from the sale that was sent to Tejan Kabba whilst in Guinea.


Subject: Re: Illegal sale of Embassy by Kabbah and Foray.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:03:33 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
you know Mr.Kamara this Kabbah chap the brain dead and stupid SLPP people imposed on the nation ten years ago is one of the worst sub human beings i have ever come across in my life.
He preys on helpless women and i am only wondering how he may have got away with harrassment of women in the employ of the UN.HE is a modern day Robin Hood who in league with Lansana Nyalley took the finances of Tegloma to the dry cleaners.Look at the way he sacrificed chief Hinga Norman at the alter of Johnny Paul Koroma.
The guy is second only to Abacha,Babangida,Mobutu,Baby Doc,and Stevens when it comes to stealing.He is a plain thief and moral degenerate.I dont see how a president and his cabinet minister can be fighting over some body's wife.In public he gives the impression he is a factor to reckon with,while beneath the facade he is the worst sub human being this planet has ever seen.
In any case SLPP will continue to pay the political price for a very long time to come for such indecision.The party should have rejected his second bid for the leadership especially when it became apparent and very clear that he did not have the brains for the leadership of the nation.Believe me,i think Momoh did better than he did .In the Civil Service where i followed his track record,he was essentially one of those mediocre types whose major preoccupation was making money at any price especially while in the Trade and Industry Ministry where he teamed up with the Lebanese to unduly exploit the nation.
finally,this guy along with Solomon Berewa should be before a commission explaining to the nation where he and Berewa kept all the funds from the international community.For Berewa,he has his shares of the loots all in Georgia.
Kabbah is a disgrace to himself and that entity called Sierra Leone,and only those of his kin and keith will consider him an elder statesman.He does not deserve that because he is just a plain kleptomaniac.That is the Alpha and Omega about the whole thing.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Re: Illegal sale of Embassy by Kabbah and Foray.
From: Alexandra
To: All
Date Posted: 06:45:30 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
This story and Arrabella's version sound quite normal.But if it is the whole truth, why did Cyril's younger brother Pious support Kabbah and Co all the way??Has water become thicker than blood???


Subject: Re: Illegal sale of Embassy by Kabbah and Foray.
From: Joseph Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:25:14 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Alexandra, you are wrong. Pious never supported Tejan Kabba. He was very contemptious of Tejan Kabba. You tell that to Pious, he will pound you until you scream.Pious used all his journalistic skills to lambast Tejan Kabba.

If you are someone who had followed events, you would have known that in one of piou's articles to prove his brother's blameless, Pious detailed the case with supportive documents and called Tejan Kabba a "proven crook"

Piou's attack on Tejan Kabba was so devastating that Kabba threatened to take action against him. I know this for sure, but his threat propelled Pious in to more revelations about Tejan Kabba's record in public life.

In the last election Pious was a major supporter of Berewa, but he loathed Tejan Kabba's leadership and never had anything to do with him.


Subject: Re: Illegal sale of Embassy by Kabbah and Foray.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 08:58:30 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
That explained exactly why i called him a true patriot because he is very principled and if he were a guy like Lansana Nyalley and others given to expedient geasures ,he long would have had had job with the body politic.Look at that drug addict Hindolo who is my next target in the coming edition.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: Illegal sale of Embassy by Kabbah and Foray.
From: Chez winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 04:05:03 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-168-205-237.range86-168.btcentralplus.com at 86.168.205.237

Message:
I can vouch that CP Foray was the stooge in the sale. Please read the
case below:


GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE v (1) EDWARD ORMUS SHARRINGTON
DAVENPORT (2) CAPRICORN FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS SA (3)
CAPRICORN INVESTMENTS SA (4) CYRIL PATRICK FORAY (5) DONALD E
GEORGE (2001)
A freezing order concerning a defendant allegedly involved in a
property deal disadvantageous to the Sierra Leone government was
continued.
LANDLORD AND TENANT - CIVIL PROCEDURE
Ch.D (Peter Leaver QC) 11/4/2001
References: LTL 8/5/2001 (Unpublished elsewhere)
Document No.: Case Law - AC0101200

So sorry that my subscr1ption expired and cannot help as much as I
would have loved to. Good luck.


Subject: So you guys think that WE are here to take over your forum?
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 20:51:05 07/02/08 ()
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"...You disregard the fact that Mr Kutubu and others now participating here have never being (sic) interested in contributing to this forum untill there's a technical hitch on their usual site and you welcome them here with open hands, and I should commend you greatly for that..." AND BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, AND BLAH!(Eddie Grant)

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In the case of Koroma et. al. The defence calls the Apostle
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Posted by Freedom of Speech on July 02, 2008 at 08:51:17:

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal." (1 Cor. 13:1)
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The above lines are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo familiar it is easy to merely parrot them without considering the real meaning. I wonder what the apostle Paul would say about love if he came to the forum and read the attack against Mr. Mohamed Kutubu Koroma. I am confident that "my boy", the apostle Paul, would say something like this:

If I speak and write with the confidence of Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas and sing with the ease of Celine Dion but don't have love, my words are like scraping fingernails on a frozen windshield.

If I can program NASA's mainframe computer and outsmart my organic chemistry and advance calculus professor, If I can memorize the Psalms and read Leviticus without dozing, or if I can even predict the future and tell you that the SLPP will come crashing at the last general election, but have not love, my value is equal to a pitcher of slime.(Did I hear you say, "eloquence oooh, borbor, eloquence"?)

If I can donate 10 gallons of my blood every hour to help the wounded in Iraq, or donate my limbs to help the amputated in Sierra Leone, but do not have love,my offerings are useless.

Love does not change like hairdos, love is like the Energizer bunny...it last and last and keeps on going.

In the end only three things will remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love!

THAT WAS OUR CLOSING ARGUEMENT!


Subject: Re: So you guys think that WE are here to take over your forum?
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 21:26:41 07/02/08 ()
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Nobody thinks that way. The concern of forumites is that the forum does not become what THE FELLOW over there did to the other forum. Just continue contributing. We monitor this forum and there is no possibility of any one hijacking it.


Subject: IS THE SLPP REALLY A "MENDE MAN PARTY"?
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 20:24:01 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: cocorioko@net.com
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Message:
The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in Power.

"The SLPP majority party formed the first post-colonial government in 1961. The 1962 elections then revealed the depths of ethnic and regional polarisation in Sierra Leone and the superficiality of their ideological differences between the opposing parties. The SLPP retained power by winning most of its seats in the South and East of the country, which were predominantly populated by Mende people. The SLPP government was therefore labelled as a Mende government. This image polarised public opinion in the country, introduced notions of cronyism in many state institutions and laid the foundations for military involvement in politics. The period had terrible, albeit foreseeable consequences on the unity of the young state and served to deepen existing cleavages."

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP REALLY A "MENDE MAN PARTY"?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:15:55 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Freedom of Speech:

The SL TRC is wrong in its analysis when it concluded that SLPP was “labeled a Mendeman government” merely because “SLPP won most seats in the South & East” than elsewhere in the country.

For your information, SLPP used to win seats all over the country when I was a small boy growing up in SL.
In fact, SLPP was first labeled a Mendeman Party by Siaka Stevens but only after Sir Albert’s assumption of power in 1964 and only after his notorious practice of pro-Mende favoritism became obvious.

Under Sir Milton in 1957-64, SLPP was deemed a genuinely national party in which all ethnic groups participated fairly. I know for certain that Siaka Stevens, Northerners, Southerners, Easterners and Westerners were all happy under Sir Milton.

The issue then was not tribalism but a supposed lack of dynamism on Sir Milton’s part (i.e. Sir Milton was deemed too cautious). Sir Albert promised “dynamism” only to furnish us with something terrible. His so-called dynamism depleted SLPP of Westerners & Northerners and also depleted the national coffers. - JL


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP REALLY A "MENDE MAN PARTY"?
From: Shiorr
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Date Posted: 05:10:07 07/04/08 ()
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The SLPP is a mende party period! oNly fools and liars will deny thgis fact.
The SLPP uses its vast support base in the South East to tribalise the party. From the secret bush to the porch of its Chiefs, they planned wickedly how to destroy other Sierra Leoneans who cannot speak mende.
SLPP is one hundred percent Mende party and they are good at using other tribes men to do their dirty work


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP REALLY A "MENDE MAN PARTY"?
From: Analyst
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Date Posted: 06:16:39 07/03/08 ()
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Let us call a spade a spade.SLPP is indeed a Mende Party, and APC is a Temne Party.No one can dispute these facts.


Subject: Re: SLPP IS NOT A "MENDE MAN PARTY".
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:29:38 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Analyst:

SLPP is not really a Mendeman party, although some poorly informed and/or tribalistic Mendes believe it is their party and many non-Mendes believe so as well because of Mende domination of the party and they party'slast government.

SLPP is a national collegial party for all SLeoneans. I should know and I do very well. In fact, I am older than SLPP and it was my Creole father that sold me on SLPP. But since the days of Sir Albert’s leadership of the SLPP some (but not all) Mendes have benefited much unjustified favoritism/nepotism. In fact, in recent years all top positions in the party [including party leader, deputy party leader, party chairman, party S-G, parliamentary leader, deputy parliamentary leader, deputy speaker, etc.) have been held by Mendes.

One earnest Mendeman recently argued with me that all key SLPP offices are occupied by Mendes solely because Mendes are hardworking people. Such an argument does not appear sensible at all because hard work (and intelligence) is not the monopoly of any one tribe!

Remember, it was hardworking Siaka Stevens who first derisively tagged SLPP as a Mendeman Party because he believed Sir Albert and his fellow tribesmen ganged up and discriminated against non-Mendes – unlike the situation under Sir Milton who was once insulted as a Krio by his brother, Sir Albert).

Sir Milton and Stevens got along mightly well until the dispute at SL Independence Conference in London. And many Non-Mendes later concluded that with Sir Albert no matter how hard non-Mendes tried or how good their records are, non-Mendes won’t make any leadership headway in SLPP. So Stevens, Dr. Karefa-Smart accepted the leadership of the APC - taking with them a number of Mendes, Creoles and a whole lot of Northerners who felt the same way about Sir Albert’s Mende tribal hegemony.

Further, as Mendes continue monopolizing SLPP leadership offices, numerous non-Mendes have migrated to other parties so much so that the 2007 SLPP parliamentary ticket suffered a 100% loss in the Western Area and maybe 80-90% loss in the North.

Not all Mendes in today’s SLPP are happy with this situation and I believe this problem is gaining serious attention at various party levels. Enlightened SLPPers from all over SL want SLPP to return to its national roots and terminate any and all tribal favoritism. Of course, there are still pro-Mende SLPPers who still support Mende tribal hegemonistic control at all costs. Let’s see how this plays out during the next few years. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Wishful thinking
From: Ya Right
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:12 07/04/08 ()
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Not all Mendes in today’s SLPP are happy with this situation and I believe this problem is gaining serious attention at various party levels. Enlightened SLPPers from all over SL want SLPP to return to its national roots and terminate any and all tribal favoritism.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP REALLY A "MENDE MAN PARTY"?
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 14:20:04 07/03/08 ()
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The fact can be disputed for example, if you say APC is a Northern party you might just win a lot of support on that. But when you say its a Temne party thats where you're wrong because the APC is comprised of all other tribes from the North and many from the Western Area.


Subject: Re: IS THE SLPP REALLY A "MENDE MAN PARTY"?
From: This is exactly my point!
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Date Posted: 20:30:00 07/02/08 ()
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Message:
The party should be eyeing the following candidates:
Dr.Bernadette Lahai,
Mrs.Elizabeth Lavalie,
Mr.Foday Yumkella,
Mr.Obai Koblo
Ambassador John Leigh.


Subject: FOR Mr. Leigh -UNDIPLOMATIC
From: Yusif # 08
To: All
Date Posted: 19:38:33 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: makeni1@yahoo.com
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Message:
Hello Mr. Leigh,

I have for a long time followed your writings and verbal communications, and have found them to be either right on the money or offensive when addressing someone or a situation. For example, as the ambassador to Washington, DC; you came out to Sierra Leoneans rather awkwardly at a time that exceptional leadership was needed at the embassy. Instead, you were busy lambasting at the very Sierra Leoneans that you were representing, and even making inferences of tribal incitements in your writings or verbiage. Your observations and writing of Mr. Nyalley is undiplomatic at best, and if any thing, you should have reserved those comments to yourself or make them known to someone you trust, but should not be written on a public form.

On the other hand, I have to commend you on certain stands you have taken over the years based on your [right] principles and love of country. There are only a few of you in the Sierra Leone community that would not compromise their integrity for self aggrandizement. That says a lot about your character and those few.

My advice to you is: If you are still interested in pursuing the presidency of Sierra Leone, start saying very little, or hire someone to either speak or write for you diplomatically. It will serve you better both short and long-term. If Mr. Bush was to be allowed to speak what is on his mind about other people or situations, you make you wild guess. Until then, peace.


Subject: Re: FOR Mr. Leigh -UNDIPLOMATIC
From: Just Batty
To: All
Date Posted: 16:50:14 07/05/08 ()
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Message:
Yusuf, to tell you the truth John Leigh is a lunatic. He suffers from schozoprenia. That is why you see him cussing people sometimes. He just can't accept reality when he is wrong. Hiring someone to speak for him is not a cure for his foot in the mouth disease. No sane person would look at Leigh as a presidential candidate. Not even the SLPP at Makeni.


Subject: Re: DIPLOMACY MY FOOT!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:07:02 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Yusif #08:

Thank you very much for taking your time to read and evaluate my writings in this forum as well as my public statements over the years. I am grateful also for your apparently genuine advice. I disagree, however, with your following conclusions:

1. “…. as the ambassador to Washington, DC; you came out to Sierra Leoneans rather awkwardly…”

Rebuttal: I don't think so! I may have come out “awkwardly” but only to coupligans and their supporters not to the generality of Sierra Leoneans who still praise my work and my enitre attitude.

2. “….at a time that exceptional leadership was needed at the embassy…..”

Rebuttal: Correct. I was at the right place at the right time providing the right leadership to re-instate the lawfully elected government and parliament that violent tribal thugs, falsely alleging “Mendecracy” as their excuse for violating their oaths of office and our country’s constitution, had violently overthrown merely for their own illegal turn to sit in power over all of us.

3. “Instead, you were busy lambasting at the very Sierra Leoneans that you were representing, ….”

Rebuttal: Not true! I was representing the duly-elected SLPP Government of Tejan Kabbah, not the violent killer-maimer-thieving rapist coupligans. I did not lambaste the government I represented. I blasted the power usurpers and their raray rabble-rousers, thieves, rapists, killers, cut-hand butchers, arsonists, crumbs-seekers as well as their free-for-all criminal mayhem.

4. “..... and even making inferences of tribal incitements in your writings or verbiage.”

Rebuttal: I wrote correctly that the ringleaders of the violent coupligans were military Limbas originating in the Northern town of Binkolo. For your information, many, many Limbas opposed the Binkolo coupligans. All I did was to zero in on that tribal segment that was creating hatred for innocent law-abiding Limbas and other Northerners who had nothing to do with the coup.

Having said this, please allow me to express my appreciation for your attempt (and that of Mr. Kabia as well) to help me with advice about what is diplomatic and what is not. At this stage, however, I disagree with both of your other critiques as well as your suggestions as to the proper way forward.

First, this forum is not a forum for diplomats. It is a rough place of give-and-take debate for mostly SLeoneans of all political and social stripes. In discussing national issues, I believe the better approach is to lay bare the truth instead of using camouflage, cunning, deceit, deception, duplicity (having another write for me), lies and hypocrisy.

Further, if anything, I have always sought to argue only on the merits, and I generally refrain from taking personal shots at anyone until I come against an appropriate subject matter or a crazed participant – like that brilliant Dollar-Leone Parity pestilential idiot.

Second, I categorically reject the widely-practiced tactics in our country of hypocrisy, deceit, deception and duplicity which asserts that to get ahead you must deliberately hide your true feelings until you get what you seek and only upon gaining power must the public know your true self. I know of this trick quite well but I reject it because it is a fraud upon the people!

As you know, this widely-held belief has helped to deposit our people and country to last place in most categories on the International Statistics of Misery. Yet some people still persist in advocating the continuance of such wrongful tricks. I will never!

Third, I pride myself with possessing great flexibility in conducting public matters that I am involved in. I am willing to rise or sink to whatever level I deem necessary to get the job done that needs to be done but in numerous situations, I just ignore the crap.

In this connection, I am delighted that you’ve acknowledged my two different writing styles, each for different targets, approving one and condemning the other.

For your information, the attack style that you detest so much is my “No More Mr. Nice Guy” approach. I don’t give a damn if opponents dislike it. I reserve this nasty, offensive, to-the-point or in-your-face and uncompromising (undiplomatic) style for bad, incorrigible, undiplomatic people and bad undiplomatic situations that I have written off for good – unless a miracle occurs at some future time.

These are people and circumstances I deemed no longer entitled to polite dealings. Please understand the plain fact that our society is full of full-time evil people, opportunists, liars, despicable, up-to-no-good hypocrite types. My policy is not to pander or coax such trash because I deem them irredeemable. Instead, my policy is to write them off in no uncertain terms.

My right-on-the-money style (as you put it) that you wish me to continue with is reserved for dealing with reasonable people I may or may not agree with or in civilized situations with circumstances I may like or dislike. When people are definitely unreasonable – and known to be unreasonable over an appreciable time period - my certain policy is to waste no time with them but to dispatch them to Hades forthwith.

Putting the two approaches together, my combined styles is entirely consistent with the Krio wisdom that states as follows: Faul (i.e a fowl, a chicken) wey nor yeri SHE go yeri STONE.

My “SHE” style is my preferred style. My “STONE” style is reserved for despicable deeds or for a time that comes at the end of a very long period of patience but only when I deem the situation appropriate for a final write-off.

Thus, I wrote off the notorious AFRC/RUF blood-thirsty coupligan regime when I was in DC and my straight talk campaign against them was highly successful – regardless of minority opinions like yours. Why? Because no compromise was acceptable with those violent, illegal bozos and my aggressive advocacy style was exactly the leadership essential at that particular time!

Same situation with Nyalley! I have known that fellow for a long time and my opinion of him that you complained about has been internalized within me for years unknown to folks like you. Now that I have written him off for good – miracles excepted – I have no gumption in giving him and his tribalistic opportunists-apologists, a piece of my mind for whatever that is worth – no lie-lie, no hypocrisy, no double talk, no faking, no pandering!

This, my concerned friends is the case for the defense. Even so, I believe that I can do business with someone like you. Let’s fight hypocrisy and duplicity. Thank you very much. - JL


Subject: Re: DIPLOMACY MY FOOT!
From: Yusif # 08
To: All
Date Posted: 16:33:43 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: makeni1@yahoo.com
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Message:
All the best.


Subject: Re: THANKS!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:53:21 07/04/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Yusif#08:

Thank you very much for genuinely trying to help and I must admit there is a lot of sense in your advice, even though we see the way forward differently. Again, my appreciation. - JL


Subject: Re: FOR Mr. Leigh -UNDIPLOMATIC
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 12:45:20 07/03/08 ()
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Message:
Sir,that is not Mr.Leigh.He is not the type who soliloquizes infractions of principles to himself and when he sees the individual he genuflects before him as most of you are.
I have heard people say worst things about behind his back but once they see him they give him all the salutations in the world.His very conversion to APC politics was relayed by one of his closest members of the Jawi group here in the area.
By God's grace,Mr.Leigh will never substitute expediency for principles.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: FOR Mr. Leigh -UNDIPLOMATIC
From: Chez winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 06:11:53 07/03/08 ()
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Message:
Such is the true character of a sincere but cautious individual. I admire
Mr. Leigh for all the positive things that you described and hold true
your point on his undiplomatic and unsubtle character. It is not what a
man eats that defines the man but what comes out of the man's
mouth. He that keepeth his mouth well keepeth his soul (very
profound in interpretation).

I pray Mr. Leigh notes your observation, it will serve him well and
replenish that which should be history to prepare him for the
mysterious tomorrow. The gift of the present is sweet but who knows
its end game?


Subject: THE TEGLOMA ORGANIZATION
From: Syl
To: All
Date Posted: 18:50:50 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Mr. Kutubu,

Can you please post the next piece on this.

Thanks,
Syl


Subject: Higher taxes and corruption
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 15:33:32 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
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Message:
I applaud the NRA Boss Mr Alieu Sesay for his prononcement recently that higher taxes leads to corruption.A case in point higher tariffs at the ports results in corruption through bribery.Higher levies on cargo freighters and airliners leads to higher prices for goods as fewer freighters would dare go to freetown and also less airlines touches the ground in Lungi for the same reasons. Guinea,Gambia and even Liberia have more of these servise at their disposal than we do.These higher taxes should affor sierra leone the best airport and seaport,however,the contrary is true in both cases.
Our lawmakers and even the President are travelling around the world but it seems that lungi and water quay is not putting them to shame as it should. Our newly elected lawmakers are increasingly becoming selfish as all they are concerned about is their official cars that they are still waiting on,diplomatic passports which they already have in their possesion,the flags for theirs cars and also I read somewhere that they have secured their license tags for their yet to be delivered cars. Can someone remind me of any legislation of significance to the ordinary folks that has been taken up by these increasingly insignificant bunch. What is the essence of being a member of Parliament if not for the interest of the the people you represent.They should be cutting taxes across the board,granting incentives to multi- national companies,passing consumer protection laws abd reform the land aquisition law that would enable our folks to aquire land where ever they want. Recently,hoteliers were complaining about lack of guests in the hotels,well they should look no futher but to lobby their parliament to pass laws that would enable their business to thrive.
Kudos to you Mr Sesay of NRA for speaking the truth.Anyway word of caution WATCH YOUR BACK.


Subject: Re: Higher taxes and corruption
From: Shovk
To: All
Date Posted: 15:37:15 07/02/08 ()
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Message:
Is this the same NRA boss that announced that hotels will be charged an extra 10% tax to meet an IMF conditionality?


Subject: Important read me!!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 15:16:19 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I don't know if its only me that noticed this malfunction. But I would like to ask if someone else have notice the problem so that we can bring it to the attention of the Moderator.

The problem is, when someone sends a post, the last few words of the line is repeated to the next line below. Please tell me this is not the case otherwise I would like to draw the attention of the Moderator to the problem.


Subject: MOMODU MUNU'S PERSONAL INCOMPETENCE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:25:11 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
HOW THE PERSONAL INCOMPETENCE OF MOMODU MUNU AT ECOWAS THE NATION’S DIPLOMATIC STANDING IN THE AFRICAN COMMUNITIES IN THE CONDUCT OF FOREIGN POLICY:
Momodu Munu one of those fellows who rose to the top in the Civil Service of Sierra Leone through politicking and back room deals saw himself in a pivotal position in the conduct of the nation’s foreign policybut on account of personal incompetence,he did not only bring dishonour on himself,but by extension,brought the intellectual standing of the nation around the globe into disrepute.
He got the job courtesy bra “Agba Satani”S.I.Koroma’s intervention.He was catapulted over a very seasoned candidate Dan Faux who actually had the grapes of the job but on account of political expediency,he was favoured by the Stevens/Koroma cabal even though he was hopelessly inadequate to cope with the exigencies of its unprecedented challenges of the office.
His shoody,and mediocre performances were glaringly palpable to the extent that the conferences of Heads of States asked the Sierra Leone government to withdraw his official credentials.
Abass Bundu who had done a stint with the Commonwealth office in the Uk and was one of those who worked on Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980,was offered the position because it was still Sierra Leone’s turn to fill the position.
I have the feeling that Abdulia Conteh’s inability to have won the Secretaryship of then OAU,and the second try for the same position under the new designation of AU might be linked to that even though I have no empirical evidence to the effect.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: MOMODU MUNU'S PERSONAL INCOMPETENCE.
From: Syl
To: All
Date Posted: 00:33:28 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
There are way too many potential SLPP leaders out there that you have not mentioned. I will give you details after the North Amrican and Kenema conventions.
Stay turned.
Cheers,
Syl


Subject: Re: MOMODU MUNU'S PERSONAL INCOMPETENCE.
From: Nincoompo
To: All
Date Posted: 14:36:47 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Those who pretend that they know everything are the most incompetent people on planet earth. Sitting iddly and typing trash 24/7 on the internet is the easiest thing to do.


Subject: Re: MOMODU MUNU'S PERSONAL INCOMPETENCE.
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 06:18:54 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
is this a new wave of anticipatory defense engagement?


Subject: Re: MOMODU MUNU'S PERSONAL INCOMPETENCE.
From: Dr. Abdul Nahim
To: All
Date Posted: 06:28:12 07/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Mahatma is back. Hooray. Hooray. Wassup Chez? hehehehe.


Subject: Re: MOMODU MUNU'S PERSONAL INCOMPETENCE.
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:43 07/05/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I cannot hate you but will endeavour to remain tolerant - you're a real
pain but that is life - we all do have trouble waters to cross. thanks for
not presupposing to sending me to your institution.


Subject: SLPP NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:01:07 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
SLPP’s NEXT GENERATION OF POLITICAL LEADERS:
The Sierra Leone People’s Party should now be thinking of the next general of leaders following Tejan Kabbah/Solomon Berewa’s miserable performances in office.
It does not require the cultured intellect of Cambridgenean scholarship for any one to rationalize the fact that Tejan Kabbah’s leadership was an unmitigated disaster for the sovereign nation of Sierra Leone albeit it was hard surprising considering his personal incompetence both in the Sierra Leone Civil Service and the UN organization.
The party should be eyeing the following candidates:
Dr.Bernadette Lahai,
Mrs.Elizabeth Lavalie,
Mr.Foday Yumkella,
Mr.Obai Koblo
Ambassador John Leigh.
Each of these people will bring to the party much needed ingredients that were fundamentally lacking in the joint leadership of Kabbah/Berewa which among other things calls for honesty,integrity,capacity for settled work,and above all leadership.
With Tejan Kabbah,it was only a show boat leadership compromising with the likes of Foday Sankoh,and Johnny Paul Koroma,not to talk of his cash for office syndicated dragnet of collusion with Tegloma which nonetheless,he in concert with the Lansana Nyalley cabal took to the dry cleaners after he has milked the economy of the organization.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: SLPP NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS.
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:06:12 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
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Mr. Koroma, good suggestions for S.L.P.P., but the party lacks solid structural organizination, therefore,the stem may look strong but the roots are weak. S.L.P.P. AFTER Sir Milton Margai depended on hitch hike ridings. The new generation must be built on strong political foundation, deternimation,honesty, commitment and dedication . ALL politicians should understand Sierrra Leoneans are wide awake down to the village level. It is no more jolly dance and Tom blacky's freemason.If S.L.P.P. is able to identify their ERRORS and avoid others then we would be talking about a new S.L.P.P. READY TO CHAMPION A NEW COURSE.


Subject: Guinean farming in Yenga burns 14 houses in Sokoma Village –
From: Zainnabu Bangucrooks
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Date Posted: 13:57:46 07/02/08 ()
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Awoko

Guinean farming in Yenga burns 14 houses in Sokoma Village – says Regent Chief

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Fourteen houses and several other properties have been burnt down in Sokoma village in the Kissy Teng chiefdom in the Kailahun district. This was disclosed by the acting Regent Chief of Kissy Teng chiefdom in the Kailahun district Chief Falah Jusu during a two day seminar on the role of Paramount Chiefs and Councilors in the local council election organized by the Catholic mission at the Holy Trinity Parish hall along Blama road in Kenema.
Speaking to his colleague Paramount Chiefs Chief Falah Jusu explained that he is taking care of the chiefdom that host the disputed Yenga village on the border with Guinea.

He said the Guinean soldiers who have occupied Yenga are now planting permanent crops and carrying on other agricultural activities on the Sierra Leone soil. He complained that they had earlier brushed his swamp known as Teya swamp in the area they occupy.
He said last Friday the Guinean soldiers set fire to the swamp and the fire spread over into the bush and then into Sokoma village one of the villages near to the border and destroyed 14 houses and so many properties while the occupants were in the bush on their daily agricultural activities.

Some of the occupants who saw the thick smoke in the air came to the village but to their surprise nothing could be traced. He said these people have been forced to relocate themselves to Koindu and other nearby villages with nothing they could carry. Chief Jusu said the constant Guinean occupation on the land at the border is a continous hell for him and his people and that he is still continuing to appeal to the International body and the government to immediately come to their plight and alleviate them from the trouble. He said they don’t have access to their land since the Guineas occupied the land.


Subject: Re: Guinean farming in Yenga burns 14 houses in Sokoma Village –
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:32:46 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: sotie_jawara@yahoo.com
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This article is one that has to be addressed by government and many Sierra Leoneans.Why is there a problem in YENGA ? The situation is bad because our government does not care, like Kabba, Koroma is playing the same game.The people have cried bitterly but government is deaf. Yenga people received no help from Kabba and Koroma has nothing on his agenda as help for the people.What happened to all the donations? The region was destroyed by Sierra Leone rebels, Burkina bay boys and some guineans who took advantage of the situation.Why is government reluctant to place security forces in the area and help the people recover as proposed by the international communities? Are the Kissy people in that region animals or non Sierra Leoneans. Shame on Kabbah adminstration and president Koroma's administration. The people are suffering because of the malicious hate,greed and irresponsile attitude of governments. Shame on president Koroma.


Subject: Re: Guinean farming in Yenga burns 14 houses in Sokoma Village –
From: al. khan
To: All
Date Posted: 23:51:34 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: alhajie@comcast.net
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If the Govt. did not start placing the military forces in Yenga, sooner or later this is the way the Guineans will start smulging rebels in our country. I hope that does not happen, but the carelesness of the govt. will cause this. This is a very serious matter that the foreign/defense/internal affairs ministers should be taking care of, right now. Our boundaries need to be well secured. This is a matter of national
security, are you kidding me? What are they doing.They need to engage the Guineans like right now.


Subject: Who are killing democracy in Sierra Leone?
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:35:00 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
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Political hooliganism, cannibalism, thuggery and bastardization still sours our political atmosphere and gaining upper hand daily. President Koroma has condemned Mugabe and others in Zimb. for such activities. He is suggesting an interim government and decent elections, but what is he doing about the chronic dirty political activities in Sierra Leone. Is he cleaning the sores of other people ,leaving his own dirty stinking one? I believe many Sierra Leoneans will not be afraid to mention that not much has been done by political leaders to clean up the system. This is deliberate malicious stance to murder the resurrected deomcracy. Political heads are not honest about the issue, they are promoters of the dirty activities. Remember , Siaka Stevens used hooliganism etc, to justify the creation of a ONE PARTY POLITICAL KINGDOM, because (in his opinion) the dirty activities would end. What is the master plan..Kill the resurrected democracy and start another bitter bloody civil war? Shame ........shame, because the sores are fresh,bleeding and hurting many victims.


Subject: Re: Who are killing democracy in Sierra Leone?
From: Kono is a Disaster
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Date Posted: 12:44:13 07/02/08 ()
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EBK needs to understand that the world is a globval village. When he stands up to scold Zimbabwe, does he not realise he mocks himself. One finger at Mugabe and four back at himself

Remove that log from your eye before you go removing Mugabe's speck.


Subject: A case study - Dual Citizenship and the NEW APC...
From: Random musing while bored....
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Date Posted: 11:12:37 07/02/08 ()
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I was thinking the other day..
It is a strange co-incidence that a good percentage of the cabinet and parliament is made of of individuals with passports.. greencards, stay in other countries..

This is purely speculative.. and bordors on the "Been" idle boundary..

I am looking for a relationship between the interests of those who can RUN if there is dombolo.. and those who can't.. When a good percentage of the rulers have exit stratefy.. what are he chances that they will rule justly and will bother to give it thier ALL..

How is it the ones who are the mischief makers are the ones who would be on the first American Aircraft Carrier parked out by Mammy Yoko hotel.. and they are the same ones who will drag out country down..

Take for instance... Health Ministry..
An American Citizen (speculative) that would surely run helter skelter to America for ANY and ALL medical treatment..
I am guessing he would not dare step foot at connaught or take a single injection from a salone trained doctor in all his term as Health Minister unless to cut ribbons.....
HOW IS THIS MAN SUPPOSED to seek our peoples salvation..?

Minister of Mines..
Does this man even know how to hold a shovel..?
Has he even been in a diamond pit.. know what ballup is.. or what a pile of gravel looks like..?

How can he formulate policies that would help our locals tap into this 60 billion dollar enterprise for the fingers of western women..
Would he be able to create a diamond district in salone by the end of his tenure..?
Does he have GRAND ideas.. or is impossibility part of his daily mantra..?

PREZO EB & K.. please tap your lieutenants wisely...
WE NEED MEN WITH VISION...

MEN that can see sand and know it can be glass..

MEN that look at cassava and know it can be paper, starch.. bio fuel.. Animal feed, and food..

MEN that can look at Lungi and SEE a bunch of pale white people begging to get to our beaches and the quickest way to get them their and swipe a credit card or 2....

MEN that can protect our citizens especially from the POLICE and JUDICIARY..

MEN that can look at FBC and our education system and project in 5 years a system will be in place like fannie mae or sallie mae for student loans and getting an adult education scheme going..

The BUST we put up for you at cotton tree in 20 years depends on it..

Do we need another moses..??

My Candid Opinion, We Do...


Subject: The attempted Murder of Aminata Jalloh
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:19:09 07/02/08 ()
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I have received recent reports of the attempted murder of a very close family friend Mrs Aminata Jalloh and her vehicle Car jacked. This incident occured on June 30, 2008 in the Leicester Peak area. Her vehicle was car jacked and she was violently beaten, and suffered numerous fractures and left for dead. The vehicle is a black Toyota RAV 4 with license plate number ABN 538.

WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG TO LOCATE THE VEHICLE AND WHY IS THERE SUCH A SPATE OF VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST INNOCENT CITIZENS. SHOULD ARMED ROBBERY BE PUNISHABLE BY THE DEATH SENTENCE. WHEN IS THIS ALL GOING TO STOP.

Unless this government acts with a firm hand to deaal with those who commit these heinous crimes against innocent citizens, we are doomed to the abyss of violence and we all know where that took us the last time. We seek justice for Aminata and all those similarly situated. We need justice with a firm hand. Justice that is unbending and unyeilding and final with adequate punishment meted out to those found culpable. In short we need a government that does not bend or is not weak in the area of law and order. When these crimes happened under the SLPP we blamed the SLPP now its happening under our watch and wed should take the responsibility for it.

We either act now or allow citizens without criminal records to carry weapons for their own safety.


Subject: Re: The attempted Murder of Aminata Jalloh
From: One Mtaking soem more moneyan Army
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Date Posted: 19:33:23 07/02/08 ()
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I was in Sierra Leone last year and I faced a similar situation along the Hill station Grafton road. These guys blocked the road and were asking for money because they were mending the potholes during the day. This was around 10:00 pm.

I had a semi automatic 12 gauge shotgun loaded, with six shots. It was hidden under the back seat of my S U V. I suspected those guys were robbers. I offered them Le. 10,000 but they refused to take it. They told me other people were giving them Le. 500,000 to 1,000,000. So, I pretended I was taking some more money out of my S U V but came out with the gun. They all scattered into the bushes. Some of them had machetes, knives and sticks. I fired all six rounds after them and took off like a bat out of hell. I went and told the police at Lumley but left the gun out. They were going to inform Headquarters. I never took that road again.

You can rent a handgun in Freetown any time you are out there. With proper connections you can even get an assault rifle for your protection. There are lots of things you can do to protect your self. The police can give you personal security if you want. Sometimes these guys will come to your house and attack you so be ready for them.


Subject: Re: The attempted Murder of Aminata Jalloh
From: Plaba Bessie
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Date Posted: 12:10:22 07/02/08 ()
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What is President Ernest Bai Koroma's policy on violent crime and violence and what has he done about law and order in the last 10 months?

I ask this question because the incident you narrate is one of several dozens in Salone of today.


Subject: Re: The attempted Murder of Aminata Jalloh
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 10:25:15 07/02/08 ()
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The assailant does have a phone number with Commium. that phone number has been given to the police. Why is it taking so long for the police to liason with the oficials at Commium so that the cell site where the phone calls are recived from can be traced. Do we have bumbling police investigators. Are they really trained on how to do lightening investigations and get their man as quickly as possible.

The family is asking for justice and they want it NOW


Subject: Re: The attempted Murder of Aminata Jalloh
From: Joseph kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:05 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
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Alieu

you are a lawyer, fortunately for you, you are practising in the civilised west. So you most be angerred by the lawlessness in Salone. I am sure you know that there is no rule of law in Sierra Leone. Corruption is very rampant in the judiciary. The police is worst when it comes to corruption. I once have to pay 4 million to a lawyer, the court clerk, police and a magistrate to get a guy jailed for not appearing in court. I did not have to do that. But these guys made such a demand. And since I wanted this guy nicked I oblidged.The court sentensed him to 3 days in jail for contempt. Once he was taken to the police station, he bribed the police officers who released him in breah of the court order. The lawyer, who obtained the court order promised to investigate the matter. Nothing came out of it. Salone is a sad case. There is no rule of law.


Subject: Allieu dis una lie lie Government nor go able
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:50:32 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
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Poor Aminata, I hope the Good Lord gives you strength to get through this horrible experience.I honestly would not expect much investigative policing from the SLP. My heartfelt simpathy.

I have been repeatedly saying that this inept government will take our beloved Salone to the cleaners before their 4 year ends. The growing crime rate in only 10 months is shocking. Reliable sources in the SLP have informed me that violent crimes have more than trippled in the last 6 months alone.

Until the APC stops protecting the hooligans in its task force, Sierra leone, unfortunately will be experiencing more of these unfortunate incidents.

We have seen a Holy Man mercilessly mobbed by APC thugs; we continue to see unabated APC ochestrated political violence; Female candidates been threatened with rape in APC strongholds; a few Fulas being brutalised and killed; Minister Kargbo odering the opposition radio to be illegally closed; now poor Aminata...

Paa Agnes still continues singing his achichudinal change song, whilst taking no practical steps to curb this abject increase in violence. When will we take on the President for his lacklustre performance on crime? Or should we, like Mensa believe that this has nothing to do with weak and clueless leadership? Inept leadership is gradually compromising our national security.

EBK nar 4 know say nor 2 yu Papa get Salone ooh... if you cannot act to protect your own citizens, one cannot find a better reason for you to resign. Wakey wakey dumbo!


Subject: Re: Allieu dis una lie lie Government nor go able
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 14:40:35 07/02/08 ()
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Jcob Kanu,
I wish you appreciate the fact that when you're not in government, you'll find it very easy to criticise and make comments that are neither unfounded nor fair. The US of A is the world's most powerful country yet more horrific and violent crimes are being committed there than any other country in the world. Nigeria, in Africa is regarded as the most economically viable country yet it endured more violent crimes than any other in Africa.

It is sad that such situation prevails today in our country, we can criticise the government and that is perfectly right but we must do so reasonably by taking into consideration the contributing factors, and you must also refrain from hasty conclusions especially when you outline your claims in contrast to what is actually happening. This is gross injustice against the government. We have a situation which warrants the resilience of both members of the public and the security forces to bring perpetrators of crimes to justice. I believe when you were in Sierra Leone, you have in one way or the other aided a crime by either knowing who committed such crime and refused to disclose that to the authorities or even involved in the commision of crime.

You're today finding it easy and excited to levy biased blaime on the aothority. I'm not in any way trying to defend those mandated to dispense justice but only trying to let you that being a fair reporter of crime can aide in the resolution of crime.


Subject: WHY MAJOR GENERAL MOMOH BECAME PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONWHY
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 10:00:21 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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WHY WAS JOHNNY PAUL KOROMA NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR CRIMES COMMITTED BY HIS MURDEROUS REGIME BY THE KABBAH ADMINSTRATION.

I have long followed the armed forces of the republic of Sierra Leone from the sixties especially under the management of Brigadier R.D.Blackie,the last of the British GOC’s that headed it.
The army then was a highly disciplined organization with the esprit de corps as their modus operandi.The citizens did not see the army that often except on ceremonial occasions such as the Empire day or celebrating the battle of Mayoun .Also,if one was at the vicinity of State House,for the regular changing of the guards parade,otherwise,the army was confined to their bases such as Murray town the headquarters,Wilberforce,the home of the first regiment,and Juba.
Shortly after independence Sierra Leone like in Ghana,and Nigeria,embarked on Africanizing the staff and command structures of the forces.The most senior officers in the army were David Lansana,John Amadu Bangura,Anderw Terrence Juxon-Smith,and Ambrose Patrick Genda.When Brigadier R.D.Blackie finally departed along with Sir.Maurice Dorman the last colonial Governor General in 1962,Lansana who by then was a captain was made army chief of staff and rapidly advanced to a one star generalship,and Bangura was advanced to the rank of Colonel and made vice chief. Juxon-Smith and Patrick Genda were were immediately behind them in the pecking order of seniority.The army remained a highly,respectable disciplined organization that concerned itself with its constitutional obligation of the defence of the territorial integrity of the nation and nothing to do with SLPP or APC politics albeit individual officers had their political inclinations,but great care was taken to ensure no indoctrination took place as it happened in Ghana when the Nkrumah administration sought to railroad the armed forces into the ideological orientations of the CPP political machinery.As providence will happen,the politicians in Sierra Leone avoided such expediency.
All that changed however in 1966 when John Amadu Bangura and other officers from the Northern axis were implicated in a coup plot to jettison the civilian administration of Albert Margai.Before that happened,there was increased tension between Ambrose Genda and David Lansana and it was rumored that Genda harbored anti Albert Margai sentiments and was in sympathy the the APC.He was not however suspected of a coup plot.Whereupon,Albert Margai in the height of propagandistic hysterical nervousness reassigned Genda to Diplomatic duties in the former USSR.Bangura ,Tarawalie,and others were confined to the maximum prison at Pademba road pending the resolution of the matter through the military code of justice.Siaka Stevens in the mean time,sought to made a windfall out of national security disaster and demagogued the whole thing inorder to widen the embers of discord with the officer rank and file of the army.In March 1967,following the inconclusive general election,Albert was out of office,and with the new military NRC administration,they did not go forwaed with the case as the Attorney General entered to what amounted to no case submission against the accused persons.They were finally released and Bangura was reassigned to Diplomatic duties here in Washington DC as head of Chancery.
On March 21st,1967,Brigadier David Lansana made his famous broadcast in which he said,”Sierra Leone is noe under martial law,I repeat martial law”.He was countered offended by the military triumvirate of Blake,Jumu,and Kaisamba who went on to establish a military administration on Thursday March 23rd,1967.
On April 18,1968,the NRC was ousted from power by Patrick Conteh,Emadu Rogers,leading the rank and file with the active participation,knowledge,support,and approval of Toure,Stevens,and Bangura from without.
Following the restoration of constitutional rule in April 1968,Siaka Stevens dispatched Luseni Alfred Morlu Brewa to Liberia and arrange for the return of David Lansana albeit there was no treaty between the two countries to the effect.
In corresponding order,the following military personnel were held accountable for their role in meddling in national politics.
David Lansana
Samuel Hinga Norman
Andrew Terrence Juxon-Smith
Augustine Charles Blake
Sandi Bockari Jumu
Bockari Idrissa Kaisamba
Mohamed Koroma
Sahr James Foyah
Julius Marcus Sam-Boma
William Leslie Leigh.
In March 1971,John Amadu Bangura led an attempted coup against Siaka Stevens.The coup did not materialize and the following officers were also held to account for their involvement in national politics in accordance with the applicable code of military justice.
They were:
John Amadu Bangura
Abu Noah
Fara Jawara
S.E.Momoh
Kolugbonda
Kosia.
Mohamed Sorie Fornah in league with Ibrahim Bash Taqi undertook their own revolution to eliminate the APC body politic and establish a new political order.In the process,they recruited some active and non active army personnel.When Stevens’s Ton Ton Macouts over ran them,Lt.Habib Kamara,and curiously enough,David Lansana were among the accused persons were were dispatched to Rokupu cemetery in a deranged act of reckless disregard for the sanctity of human life by Sierra Leone’s Hitler Siaka Stevens.
On April 29,1992,the army justifiably intervened in the politics of the nation and got rid of the monsters that rode rough shod over their inalienable rights.When they return the nation to the civilians,no action was taking against them because the citizens were totally incapable to rid themselves of the imposers either by the constitutional democratic means because Abdulia Conteh and Bambay Kamara made it virtually impossible to do so,or through physical violence as is being played out in Zimbabwe.When Kabbah was restored to power through democratic means,he had hardly settled down to the task of governance when Johnny Paul Koroma and his criminal gang of rapists,murderers,and arsionists,went on a terror spree unprecedented in scope and dimension in the history of the country.What happened to Johnny Paul Koroma?.I will revisit that before the conclusion of the application of military justice in this review.
After Paul Koroma was routed out of power,Kabbah was reinstalled and it did not take too long when a relative of C.A.Camara-Taylor an army officer by the name of Boisie Palmer and others attempted to depose him once more.They were apprehended tried, and executed.
The central question I have is why was Johnny Paul Koroma not held to account for meddling in the political process after the citizens have voted for a constitutional democracy?I have the answers just as other observant citizens who followed Tejan Kabbah’s method of leadership.To start with,Kabbah was never destined for leadership especially in the political sphere and it was on account of SLPP’s naivety who got sold to the fallacious concept that his services with the United Nations organization will prove to be an asset.In my considered judgment and candid opinion,it proved to be an unmitigated disaster because his record when I talked to some officials who worked in Sierra Leone’s mission at the UN was never impressive.Like I said when I compared his leadership as Permanent Secretary especially in the Ministry of Trade and Industry,I wondered aloud why he was even promoted to that level because he is essentially a mediocre not withstanding his claim to terminal academic qualification.He is one person who goes by the crowd because he has no capacity for settled work.I strongly believe,Johnny Paul Koroma was let off the hook on account of a quid pro quo worked out by that calculated crook called Sanni Abacha and unstable murderer called Jerry Rawlings.How any self respecting leader will permit some one of such ilk in the person of Paul Koroma to sit in parliament purporting to represent the very citizens he viciously brutalized continues to confound me up to this day.The long and short of the argument in the case of Johnny Paul Koroma has to do with Tejan Kabbah’s weakness in leadership,uncertainty,lack of focus and political strategy,and above all his lack of love for the country.From the day he journeyed to Liberia and inaugurated electricity supply in that country while his remained in perpetual darkness was the day I lost respect for his manhood,leadership,and his very person.I have come to consider him as a grand inquisitor who made foray into the political process very cognizant of how handicapped he was .It was not surprising at all when John Moriba confronted and thoroughly dressed him down for his monumental political shortcomings.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA,


Subject: Re: WHY MAJOR GENERAL MOMOH BECAME PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONWHY
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 01:56:38 07/03/08 ()
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Message:
Good read, but how does this magnificent piece tie-in or suggest your heading? WHY MAJOR GENERAL MOMOH BECAME PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONWHY

Looks like Eddie Grant got it right Mr. Kutubu is writing faster than he can think. Great to have you though. Better to have more of anything, than less!


Subject: Re: WHY MAJOR GENERAL MOMOH BECAME PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONWHY
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:12:53 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Sir,i am very sorry,this piece fell under the wrong text in my posting.I do have the discussion on why Momoh was catapulted into the presidency .I will research it and have it posted.
Thank you for your keen eyes and smart observations which i take no offece to.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: For real though, what is Tegloma?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 09:16:38 07/02/08 ()
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Some people have told me that Tegloma is a charitable organization, founded by diasporans, that does charitable work throughout the length and breadth of Sierra Leone. I understand that Tegloma has awarded scholarships to deserving students regardless of tribe and that they have provided classroom supplies to many struggling schools. I also hear that they have been helping people from Kambia to Kailahun. God bless their hearts!

Another school of thought, however, vociferously asserts that Tegloma is a parochial tribalistic organization that is dedicated only to the welfare and interests of the Mende tribe. It has also been asserted that the membership of Tegloma is 100% SLPP because SLPP is viewed as the 'natural home of the Mendes'.

So what's up with Tegloma? Is it a force for good or evil? A rallying center of gravity for country unity or a battering ram against other tribes? A benevolent society or a secretive, esoteric cabal with a persecution complex and tribal xenophobia on its mind?

For now, I will give the benefit of the doubt to my fellow Sierra Leoneans in Tegloma. I would be hard-pressed to believe that educated fellow citizens would ever join an association that purportedly espouses beliefs that could only pour petrol on tribal fires. I only wish that these concerns will be addressed.

So will the real Tegloma please stand up?


Subject: Re: For real though, what is Tegloma?
From: Syl
To: All
Date Posted: 00:28:10 07/03/08 ()
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Message:
I will respond to your post when I have some free time.
The chair of Tegloma Delaware chapter is a TEMNE
The chair of Houston chapter is a Liberian
The vice chair of the Georgia chapter is from Cameroon.
There are APC, PMDC and APC members in Tegloma.
The Federation chair is the younger brother of Victor Foh (APC Secretary General)


Subject: Re: For real though, what is Tegloma?
From: funny
To: All
Date Posted: 11:48:14 07/02/08 ()
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Man you don't need to ask all the questions you asked in your piece about tegloma. Just read their mission statement and their political funding. Also read their constitution and decide for your self except they've changed it recently. It is not assertions.


Subject: Re: For real though, what is Tegloma?
From: Funny 2
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Date Posted: 22:33:09 07/02/08 ()
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Message:
Tegloma have the right to state whatever they wish in their mission statement yet do something else. Truth is that Tegloma funded not only the SLPP, but the Kamajors.


Subject: These guys own more than half of sierra leone
From: The Heart of the Matter
To: All
Date Posted: 09:04:19 07/02/08 ()
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Message:
http://www.pacweb.org/e/pdf/heart%20of%20the%20matter.doc


Subject: RE: A Speach Regarding Mugabe Of Zimbabwe.
From: Musa Kalawa
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Date Posted: 09:02:14 07/02/08 ()
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Below is a link for your listening pleasure.


Subject: Re: RE: A Speach Regarding Mugabe Of Zimbabwe.
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 13:40:10 07/02/08 ()
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Message:
Thats a good speech thanks bro.


Subject: In the case of Koroma et. al. The defence salls the Apostle
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 08:51:17 07/02/08 ()
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"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal." (1 Cor. 13:1)
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The above lines are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo familiar it is easy to merely parrot them without considering the real meaning. I wonder what the apostle Paul would say about love if he came to the forum and read the attack against Mr. Mohamed Kutubu Koroma. I am confident that "my boy", the apostle Paul, would say something like this:

If I speak and write with the confidence of Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas and sing with the ease of Celine Dion but don't have love, my words are like scraping fingernails on a frozen windshield.

If I can program NASA's mainframe computer and outsmart my organic chemistry and advance calculus professor, If I can memorize the Psalms and read Leviticus without dozing, or if I can even predict the future and tell you that the SLPP will come crashing at the last general election, but have not love, my value is equal to a pitcher of slime.(Did I hear you say, "eloquence oooh, borbor, eloquence"?)

If I can donate 10 gallons of my blood every hour to help the wounded in Iraq, or donate my limbs to help the amputated in Sierra Leone, but do not have love,my offerings are useless.

Love does not change like hairdos, love is like the Energizer bunny...it last and last and keeps on going.

In the end only three things will remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love!


Subject: Re: In the case of Koroma et. al. The defence salls the Apostle
From: Rev. Kabs Kanu takes the pulpit to teach about love
To: All
Date Posted: 09:05:58 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: cocorioko@net.com
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Posted by KABS KANU on July 02, 2008 at 08:31:37:

In Reply to: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum posted by Reality on July 02, 2008 at 05:19:03:

If Kutubu is attacking other people or tribes like CJ was doing, then there is cause for concern, but if he is bringing interesting political discussions, let us leave him to post. I am sure that there are peepers and silent listeners who enjoy reading his posts.

We at COCORIOKO do not want to be seen blocking people from expressing themselves. The only persons we want to block are those who launch personal attacks on others, pick unnecessary fights and who use crude and unacceptable language.

I do appreciate your concern, though, Mr. Reality.I know that you are one of the AGBAGBAS of this forum who has been contributing greatly to its success. I know that you love the forum and you don't want a CJ-type circus on this forum. We thank you for that concern . I am sure that the other AGBAGBAS like King Loggy and those who support you love the forum and want to see it flourish.

However, let Kutubu post his political articles .If we do not want to respond ,let us simply post our own articles and people will respond to what they find interesting to respond to on the forum.

Please feel free to tell me if I am wrong. I don't want to be a dictator.



Subject: Re: In the case of Koroma et. al. The defence salls the Apostle
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 14:00:51 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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There's nothing wrong with what you said Rev. Kabs, but my only concern is that, when Mr Kutubu sends several posts at a short given time, it tend to swallow others. It then becomes difficult for other posts with very important messages to be read as you would have to go through each post from the top. By the time you get to the afformentioned posts, you're already tired.

Your response shows how democratic you're. You disregard the fact that Mr Kutubu and others now participating here have never being interested in contributing to this forum untill there's a technical hitch on their usual site and you welcome them here with open hands, and I should commend you greatly for that.

But all I'm asking is for Mr Kutubu Koroma to be more reasonable and allow other posts to be read. Many people on this forum have fulltime jobs so they don't have the whole day following posts, when they return home, they should be able to read the forum without being put off by the amount of threads they would have to go through.


Subject: Re: In the case of Koroma et. al. The defence salls the Apostle
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:36:41 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

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Mr.Grant,i really dont leave on welfare.I also have a family and a job to attend to.The nexus between me and oter people is that i spend quality time at home with my family when i am not at work and i do not spend sleepless nights or hours worrying about what Job Blow did or not.I worry more about my ability to attend to mundane issues such as addressing the existential questions of bread and butter.
Again,from what i am seeing,this is how you and Jalloh got into the internecine that degenerated into the long steo Crew Bay mentalities and i am trying as best as i could to stay focused.You dont have to read my scr1pts.You can ignore them and read things that interests you.I hope Mr.Kabs Kanu will get into and address this issue before it snowballs into precipitate commitments with far reaching ramifications.My patience is not unending.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: In the case of Koroma et. al. The defence salls the Apostle
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 15:09:15 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.234.253

Message:
"Again,from what i am seeing,this is how you and Jalloh got into the internecine that degenerated into the long steo Crew Bay mentalities and i am trying as best as i could to stay focused."

I will ask you in the most civilize way to retract the statement above.

I know not that Jalloh fellow and have never involved with him. So associating my good name with that character is completely wrong. I challenge you to bring a single shred of evidence that I've at any one time been involved in discussion with that fellow, otherwise you must withdraw your statement to that effect.

Failure to do so will leave me to conclude that you write false things about others and are not only writing innocently as thought by Rev. Kabs. I have read some of your posts where you've started abusing others in this forum.

I urge you to stop associating my name with Jalloh.


Subject: Re: In the case of Koroma et. al. The defence salls the Apostle
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:29:31 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
When i say "you",it was not directed at your person.It was used in generality.You means,all those who were engaged in the kind of gutter level vituperation that was posted which i will not even bring my person to repeat.Again,this site has not issued any directives as to how many postings per person and the time line.You do not have to ready postings.All you need to to skip them and scroll to the ones that captivates your attention.The system does not say,wait a minute,there are too many postings from one contributor so yours will be on hold for a while.I will like for you and any other person for that matter not to make me an issue.Finally everything i write here i am prepared to defend it because i have 100 percent airthght proof.I do not waste my time writing things that are not correct.I amk very circumspect about what i write because i am fully aware of the impact and ramifications if they turn out not to be true.I hope i have made myself clear enough for any one to hear.Once there is protocol limiting the number of postings per person,i will have no problems complying because i am very law abiding.If people are incapable of writing much,it is a matter for them to worry about.I cannot in good conscience be held accountable for any one's inadequacies.I have not come here to engage any one in the colligiate battle of the brains.
I believe you are a gentleman who is capable of rationalizing things in there proper context and perspectives so you will consider this as a gently advice.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: In the case of Koroma et. al. The defence salls the Apostle
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:53:39 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
Entered From: pool-72-75-86-206.washdc.east.verizon.net at 72.75.86.206

Message:
Thank you very much REv.Kanu, that is correct. Mr. Koroma is not hurting anyone and some of his postings are interesting. Rev. , old man Zuba is gifted, it will be nice to have collections from him put together by you . Great education for many people.The photo of old man sends a great message. Thank you.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Political Violence Rife in Kono
From: Concord Times
To: All
Date Posted: 08:39:19 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Sierra Leone: Political Violence Rife in Kono



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Concord Times (Freetown)

2 July 2008
Posted to the web 2 July 2008

Fuad Kamara
Kono

Reports of intimidation and destroying of party symbols ahead of forthcoming local council elections have raised security concern in Kono district.

On June 15, Sahr Edison Momoh claimed to have discovered that the poster of one Princess Pratt, a Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) councillorship candidate in ward 3047, Constituency 22, was removed and damaged from the building where it was pasted.


Pratt took the poster to the Motema police station with faeces allegedly defecated by Komba Pessima of the All Peoples Congress (APC) on it. The suspect is currently at large while investigations are ongoing.

Three days later, SLPP councilor, Kumba Mary Gbandawa of ward 3092 Constituency 73 in Ngaiya town, Nimikoro chiefdom said her house was attacked by some youths who pelted stones at her house till her windows were smashed and doors damaged.

Gbandawa alleged that the youths were hired by her opponent, Tamba Fomba of APC in Yengema. But Fomba denied the allegation.

The house of SLPP stalwart, Hon. Philip Tondoneh was also vandalized. According to the care taker, Tamba Fillie, a group of men attacked the house and damaged the window glasses and doors.

Within that period, the house of SLPP Councilor Sahr Kumasi at 17, Park Lane in ward 3098, Constituency 76 in Koidu was attacked too by angry youths alleged to be APC supporters.

Considering these cases of volatility, police commander, Chief Superintendent M. S. Kambeh described the district as 'a grey area that needs security attention.' In order to police the elections in Kono district effectively, Kambeh requested for reinforcement from Freetown and it arrived in the district on Thursday.

On June 20, students of the Yengema Secondary School (YSS) and Ansarul Secondary School in Yengema converged at their respective schools to protest the beating of Tamba Gbomoh, a teacher at YSS, during a feud that took place the previous day.



According to report, the timely intervention of police personnel from the Motema police station prevented the situation from degenerating into chaos.

Gbomoh alleged that his refusal to join APC as an SLPP supporter triggered the fight. "My refusal to become a member of APC ignited my being mobbed by some APC youths from Yengema town led by Sahr Yomba of Ngaiya town," he said.

Meanwhile, police are investigating the matter though Yomba, the suspect, is still at large.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Political Violence Rife in Kono
From: Peace
To: All
Date Posted: 12:25:38 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
VP has addresses hi stalwarts, and has also condemned violence, so it will be alright.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Political Violence Rife in Kono
From: George
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:38 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.147.27.107

Message:
Yes Mugabe did the same thing. Addressed his supporters and condemned violence

The APC is busy disgracing Ernest Koroma who is trying to portray himself as an international democrat.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Human Rights Commission Cash Strapped
From: Concord Times
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Date Posted: 08:37:48 07/02/08 ()
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Sierra Leone: Human Rights Commission Cash Strapped



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Concord Times (Freetown)

2 July 2008
Posted to the web 2 July 2008

Ben Samuel Turay and Kevin Hill


The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone is facing a major financial crisis as support from the United Nation's Peace Building Fund, which supplements woefully inadequate government funding, comes to an end in July.

"There's no way we can operate. The government support is very small. The president told us that we need to understand the (financial) situation in the country," said Jamestina King, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone.


The commission is largely dependant on monies donated by the UN to fulfill its mandate of promoting and protecting the human rights of Sierra Leoneans. According to Mrs. King the government of Sierra Leone has budgeted only Le155 million for the Human Rights Commission for 2007, reduced to only Le 133 million for 2008.

"Budgetary constraints cover almost all of (the Commission's) challenges. Having the political will of the government would be our next greatest challenge", she said.

President Koroma, in his statement given at the release of the Human Rights Commission's report, said "the usual problem of financial constraint is something I hope that to some extent the Commission will understand because of the difficulties we are going through... Be assured that we attach great importance to this Commission and what it takes from us as a government to guarantee its success we will do." Jamesina King, in discussing the lack of political will, points to the need for a coherent national strategy, including a national action plan on human rights issues. King also calls on the government to increase public awareness on the definition of human rights and how these rights apply to the issues Sierra Leoneans face.

"We've signed all key international treaties, and we need to ratify the convention on people with disabilities. Government is trying to institute local mechanisms, but they fall well below international standards," said Mrs. King.



The Commission's Executive Secretary, Abraham John, explains the challenge the Commission faces. "Human rights are about changing people's mindsets. I see our operation as change management. We see resistance to change. It shows people's perceptions. We live in a society where people invoke culture to justify their actions. It's not that they really believe in it, but they use it as a tool." The Commission is in the process of finalizing a strategic plan, and once completed, will embark on a fundraising drive. Two potential funding bodies that have been identified are billionaire philanthropist George Soros' Open Society Institute for West Africa and the German government.

According to Mr. John, responsibility for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Follow-Up Committee falls under the mandate of the Human Rights Commission for Sierra Leone. Budgetary concerns are calling into question the ability of the HRCSL to be able to take on this task.

The President has attempted to reassure the Human Rights Commission that the government is "committed to setting up the TRC Follow-Up Committee...by the time of (the HRCSL's) next (annual) report the Follow-Up Committee will be up and running." The question must then become, where exactly will the funding for these initiatives come from?


Subject: In the case of Alieu Sesay vs Kutubu Koroma we the Jury...
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 06:17:37 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE


Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on July 02, 2008 at 02:30:30:

In Reply to: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE posted by Joseph kamara on July 02, 2008 at 02:21:10:

Mr.Kamara,i have come across a dishonest,unethical,immoral,inept,and down right stupid individuals,but Tejan Kabbah is without exception.The fellow is so immoral that he and Septimus Kaikai were fighting over Lydia Kutubu,the wife of the late Chief Justice.SLPP will continue to pay for their stupidity and that except providential intervention,they should forget about coming to power any time soon that is ,if they will ever be voted for.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Posted by alieu sesay on July 02, 2008 at 04:10:55:

In Reply to: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on July 02, 2008 at 02:30:30:

THATS MY mother-in-law YOU fucking bastard....

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

WE THE JURY FINDS THAT: Alieu Sesay thinks that he is down at Kroo Bay playing "crook dice". The Jury wants to remind Alieu Sesay that he is among decent individuals and therefore should hold his tongue until he gets home. Accordingly, we the Jury thinks that Alieu Sesay owes the Erudite Mohamed Kutubu Koroma an unreserved apology.

Mohamed Kutubu Koroma, until we "go back home", know that I got your back...ALL OF IT MY FRIEND!


Subject: Re: In the case of Alieu Sesay vs Kutubu Koroma we the Jury...
From: Mr Koroma takes the stand in his own defence
To: All
Date Posted: 08:17:44 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on July 02, 2008 at 07:29:31:

In Reply to: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum posted by Reality on July 02, 2008 at 05:19:03:

Sir,you are yet to rationalize the fact that posting is not done on quota basis,not does it require replies.
Significant and abiding is the fact that nothing makes it imperative on any one to raed any one's posting.It is always a matter of choice with the exprssion of free speech.In the other forum,most of you guys spent inordinate amount of time complaining about Jalloh.What you did not know that you were the causative agents that provoked and when he went after most of with the linga fraca that will have the impact,you started crying.I follwed everything that transpired.My only thing is that i will never capitulate to any of those childish conduct.Like i keep saying i am not in this forum to match wit for wit.It is very defeatist in orientation.Frankly also,no one's claim to academia impresses me,because it makes no difference to me what soever.When the Eitor in chief comes with the protocol that limits contributions and understanding that says no one should post until others have had chance to reply to original postings,we will go from there.In the meantime,i will respectfully suggest you please leave me alone.By nature,i am a very peaceful and respectful individual until you cross swords with me.I hope we dont get to that point.You do your thing,and let me do mine.There is ample space in this forum for any body to use and my copious writing should be no one's concerns.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,


Subject: Conakry far more expensive than Freetown
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 05:51:44 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.144.166.51

Message:
Thanks to Cocorioko for letting Sierra Leoneans know that though they
may be hungry, people in Guinea may be hungrier. I don't know what
comfort this is supposed to bring to the poor people of Freetown.
Maybe they can use this information to bluff Guineans whenever they
see th on the streets.

People in Sierra Leone can even view this news as a major
achievement! Who would ever have believed that Conakry would be
hungrier than Freetown? Bravo to the leaders for such a substantial
achievement.

Residents of Freetown should not fail to inform the BBC of this fact, as
they are always glad to announce that we are the poorest country in
the world. Let's announce it with pride-FOOD IS CHEAPER IN
FREETOWN THAN Conakry. Guinea Babu-yai-yo! Wu na hangry pass
we.

I even suggest a parade in Freetown after the local election. The
headline- IN THE WAR OF HUNGER, CONAKRY WALLOPS
FREETOWN; Fulas/Sossos hungrier than Mendes/Temnes. Lansana
Conte hungrier than Ernest Koroma.

Thanks to the editorial team and management of the wonderful
Cocorioko newspaper, deliverer of hope when all is lost, for delivering
this most wonderful piece of good news. The people of Freetown would
be eternally grateful to you for once again allowing them to regain that
long lost pride. For letting them know that though they may be sleeping
with hunger, the neighbors over there in Futa cannot even afford to
sleep as their hunger is of the sleepless kind.


Subject: Re: Conakry far more expensive than Freetown
From: Tyrone
To: All
Date Posted: 09:54:13 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Reality, you are wonderful. God bless you.


Subject: Re: Conakry far more expensive than Freetown
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:43 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Best read whole week..
Good Job bra...
Keeping it real..


Subject: Kutubu-Did you call Pious Foray a Patriot or PARROT?
From: Bonthe Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 04:31:15 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: bontilaynga@gmail.com
Entered From: at 82.114.74.98

Message:
Bo Kutubu u sef, you don portor bad bad wan. Even Pious would be surprise to hear someone call him a PATRIOT. I don't know if you actually wanted to write Patriot or PARROT.

Go ask Solomon Berewa s-l-o-w-l-y if PIOUS FORAY na PATRIOT, including the events leading to his declaration of support for Berewa. And don't forget to mention that TEN MILLION LEONES in the Brown Envelope. YES, TEN (10) Million. Bo Mi bra nor kill me with laff.

If you nor geh nartin for write again, ar baig go lap, en cam back wae u geh something serious for tok about.


Subject: Bonthe Pikin fen oda tin talk...Bra Pee nar decent man
From: Kortoh Sanu
To: All
Date Posted: 19:43:31 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Bonthe Pikin, Pious is indeeed a patroit that is why the few serious APC agbas call him up or pay him visits for advice. He counsels them free and fair... whether or not they implement, is beyond Pious's realm. He runs a very transparent business and earns his leaving in a very clean fashion(Ee nor ever lie par Haja dem say Abuja nar Mecca...like your Mafian Minister Alfa Kanu).

He is an exquisite and prolific writer as well... and boy such skills can definitely not be compared to the illeterate gabbage that routinely dominates the We Yone Newspaper. Look at what paa Agnes did... take a semi-literate We Yone editor and make him Minister. This Agnes fella is not only weak but very dumb as well.

Bonthe Pikin do yah lef Bra Pee saful. You get borku APC dunce dem for talk bout. Dis nar respectful gentleman.


Subject: Re: Kutubu-Did you call Pious Foray a Patriot or PARROT?
From: Morlia L. Sankoh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:06 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Kutubu is one sided Sierra Leonean like myself. He wants to write a book
and he waiting for Publisher Book Contracts.


Subject: JJ SAFFA\'S WINDSHIELD SMASHED BY APC-REBELS
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 04:08:34 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.72.123.89

Message:
The APC is NERVOUS... Last night after the SLPP manifesto, party members returning to their homes were attacked by APC thugs and severely beaten, some into COMA and others are at the HOSPITAL fighting for their LIVES..

HERE is a WARNING...and a HINT..

We will be there for on FRIDAY...this time round it is FIRE FOR FIRE...


Subject: Prezo Agnes nar real Wef
From: Kortoh Sanu
To: All
Date Posted: 19:25:40 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
This weak president Agnes is slowly dsestroying our once peaceful country. EBK is going to be worse than JS Momoh... mark my words.

The proliferation of violent attacks on innocent citizens has markedly increased during the lacklustre tenure of this weakling. If this fella nor able... leh ee go back to en nsurance scam.


Subject: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 01:19:13 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.145.47.204

Message:
I have nothing against free speech, but I'm warning you guys against
this Kutubu Koroma character. This guy and Jallohlaw combined to
bring down awareness times forum and pollute it such that it is now
closed for "sanitization"

Kutubu is definitely not as bad as the repugnant Jallohlaw, but he
posts and just keeps on posting without allowing others to reply. He
just made 9 different posts without waiting for a response. I believe
that a forum like this encourages discussions, not monologue. If you
have such long history lessons, write a book.

Please observe him for the following days and if he continues this
trend, just ban him. If he just wants people to read his own ideas
without waiting for a response within a reasonable time period, let him
open his own forum.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 01:48:19 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Mr.Reality,i really mean no offence,i can understand where you are coming from and i very much in truck with you.My problem with your defetist mentality is that there is no way i can be held accountable for any one's intellectual inadequacies.If you are unable to catch up with me,it is a matter for you to worry about and not me.In the United States of America,there is what they call "FREEDOM OF SPEECH."You have the absolute right not to read my irresponsible claptraps.However,you can be assured of one thing,my right to free speech will never be bridged by the likes of you.As for the comparison with Jalloh,that is your opinion which also falls within the citadel of free speech.You can however be assured of one thing that Kutubu will never degenerate to the gutter level mentality either in words or deeds because i am very self respecting.The types of vituperation you all hauled at each other,my humanity and intelligence are way above them and your types will never be allowed to stampede me into precipitate commitments.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.
PS:WHEN WE START DOING POSTINGS BY QUOTA,BE REST ASSURED,I WILL COMPLY WITH SUCH PROTOCOL.HOWEVER,UNTIL THAT HAPPENS,YOU MIGHT JUST AS WELL STOP READING FROM THIS FORUM BECAUSE I HAVE LOTS TO WRITE ABOUT.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 05:19:03 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.144.89.20

Message:
Koroma, your statement about my intellectual inadequacy is a matter of
opinion, so I will not bother a reply. I am simply repeating again that an
individual making about 15 different posts in a 13 hour period on a
forum like this defeats its purpose. Forums like this are made more
interesting by allowing responses. Many people may love your history
lessons, but allow them chance to respond rather than to just keep on
posting every story that comes to mind.

Also concluding that you are somehow more intellectually adequate
because you post more than another person is a fallacious and
ridiculous statement.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 08:31:37 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-221-73-83.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.73.83

Message:
If Kutubu is attacking other people or tribes like CJ was doing, then there is cause for concern, but if he is bringing interesting political discussions, let us leave him to post. I am sure that there are peepers and silent listeners who enjoy reading his posts.

We at COCORIOKO do not want to be seen blocking people from expressing themselves. The only persons we want to block are those who launch personal attacks on others, pick unnecessary fights and who use crude and unacceptable language.

I do appreciate your concern, though, Mr. Reality.I know that you are one of the AGBAGBAS of this forum who has been contributing greatly to its success. I know that you love the forum and you don't want a CJ-type circus on this forum. We thank you for that concern . I am sure that the other AGBAGBAS like King Loggy and those who support you love the forum and want to see it flourish.

However, let Kutubu post his political articles .If we do not want to respond ,let us simply post our own articles and people will respond to what they find interesting to respond to on the forum.

Please feel free to tell me if I am wrong. I don't want to be a dictator.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 12:37:32 07/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.169.79.3

Message:
As I stated earlier, I am all for free speech. I have no beef with Mr.
Koroma; just don't want this forum to degenerate into the type of circus
that existed next door. Would not want cocorioko's forum to be closed
down for sanitization.

However if he is offended by my suggestion, then he can flood this
forum with a post every minute. May God give him more ideas to write
about, case closed


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:29:31 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Sir,you are yet to rationalize the fact that posting is not done on quota basis,not does it require replies.
Significant and abiding is the fact that nothing makes it imperative on any one to raed any one's posting.It is always a matter of choice with the exprssion of free speech.In the other forum,most of you guys spent inordinate amount of time complaining about Jalloh.What you did not know that you were the causative agents that provoked and when he went after most of with the linga fraca that will have the impact,you started crying.I follwed everything that transpired.My only thing is that i will never capitulate to any of those childish conduct.Like i keep saying i am not in this forum to match wit for wit.It is very defeatist in orientation.Frankly also,no one's claim to academia impresses me,because it makes no difference to me what soever.When the Eitor in chief comes with the protocol that limits contributions and understanding that says no one should post until others have had chance to reply to original postings,we will go from there.In the meantime,i will respectfully suggest you please leave me alone.By nature,i am a very peaceful and respectful individual until you cross swords with me.I hope we dont get to that point.You do your thing,and let me do mine.There is ample space in this forum for any body to use and my copious writing should be no one's concerns.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 04:10:37 07/02/08 ()
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Mr Koroma, you're perfectly right to post here, there's no dispute over that but what I was trying to raise is when you post so many thread, the forum becomes filled with countless threads which made it very difficult to read through by people who may have just arrived from work and some threads that needs serious consideration or discussion can be missed as reading through a spectrum of posts can be as startling as it is blury.

All we're asking is for you to give consideration to others, your posts cannot be ignored by all, as they're both informative and good to read but they may not have all the ingredients needed to contribute to today's development.

I hope you get my point sir.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 02:00:31 07/02/08 ()
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INDEED THERE'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE UNITED STATES; HOWEVER, YOU ALSO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY NOT TO ABUSE THAT FREEDOM.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: SORIE Jawara
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Date Posted: 02:24:18 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
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No one is forced to reply or read postings.If one is not interested in the subject ignore it.Mr. Kutubu has not provoked any person with malicious words . Political issues, historical or not are not personal in nature unless some people are interested in creating mountains out of dust . Why should Mr. Koroma be stopped?


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: Joseph kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 02:27:53 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
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Indeed Kutubu has brought a breath of fresh air and knowledge to this forum. I have learn things I did not know before. Keep it up Kutubu.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 02:21:12 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Mr.KingLoggy,frankly,i do not wish to engage you in the colligiate battle of the brains because you appear to be very confused and self contradictory.No one has put a gun to your head,or knife to you throat forcing you to read anything.I feel your intellectual standing if any is such that you cannot abide academia.My history professor once told me that "A MAN IS QUICKLY JUDGED FOR HIS CALIBER ONCE HE OPENS HIS MOUTH".In order words,your comments on the lenght of my postings reveals your monumental stark ignorance.I now begin to see why Jalloh never relented and he told me that the likes of you started fights with him and when he took it to Mount Everest,you started calling him names.In any case,i will not descend to the King Jimmy,Saw Pit ,Moa Wharf and Long Step mentality with any one because i really pride my humanity and i will never do anything that will impeach its integrity.Finally,this is the very last time,you will be hearing from me.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 02:53:56 07/02/08 ()
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NA DIS KRIOMAN CALL "MAN PASS MAN".
OKAY MR. KOROMA, WELCOME TO THE FORUM AND HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS YOU CAN. BUT I MUST SAY, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SUBSTANCE OF YOUR POSTINGS, BUT TO ALLOW TIME TO DEBATE ONE TOPIC AT A TIME. BUT IF THIS IS YOUR STYLE, LIVE AND LET'S LIVE!


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 03:03:20 07/02/08 ()
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Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 02:58:14 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
Thank you very much sir for welcoming me,and i hope to be a team player here and respect every body's right to use this spece.
Again,than you very much sir.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: Warning to Cocorioko forum
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 03:04:17 07/02/08 ()
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Subject: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 01:09:47 07/02/08 ()
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Subject: Re: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: political
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Date Posted: 01:43:24 07/02/08 ()
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King Loggy, you just comitted the same crime you are accusing Kutubu of. Why do you have to post the same picture 5 times? Don't you think you are occupying space unnecessarily?


Subject: Re: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 02:16:27 07/02/08 ()
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I probably have committed the same crime I accused him of but if that helps to get his attention, so be it.


Subject: Re: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 22:24:23 07/02/08 ()
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Very funny!


Subject: Re: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: Forrest Gump
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Date Posted: 08:11:33 07/02/08 ()
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Also by sticking up TWO FINGERS at him ar tink say you wan fen plaba
Forrest


Subject: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 01:09:01 07/02/08 ()
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Subject: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 01:08:18 07/02/08 ()
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Subject: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 01:07:20 07/02/08 ()
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Subject: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 01:05:20 07/02/08 ()
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Subject: Re: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: SORIE Jawara
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Date Posted: 02:37:27 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
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Message:
Great picture for many politicians, pollution, pollution all the way is killing many people in Sierra Leone and in many places. We must stop political pollution. RAW gas in crude (oil)politics...stop it.


Subject: Re: TO MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 01:16:01 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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You know,i really have no use for people who do not have the cultured intellect and it appears you happent to be one of them.Perhaps you may want to see if you can use some of my postings to bridge the academic gap you have sorrowfully displayed here.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: How Alhaji Dr.Ibrahim Fofanah and i confronted bigotry.HOW A
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 00:49:19 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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How Alhaji Dr.Ibrahim Mohamed Fofanah and I confronted bigotry and academic fraud part 2.

The community still reeling from the bigotry and academic fraud on the part of Dr.Burney Williams decided to take him head on so that he will b exposed as academic fraud.
To accomplish that,Dr.Fofanah arranged with Professor Abdul Karim of the American University to host a debate between him and the author Dr.Williams.The date was set for April 5,2005 in the afternoon on campus.I was detailed to record the encounter via video which I was only happy to oblige.
Once all the parties arrived,I took the opportunity to question the moderator of the debate Professor Abdul Karim why he lent the prestige of his high office to a publication knowing too well contains information completely inaccurate and fails to meet the threshold of academic excellence and integrity.The Professor intimated me that the reference to him in the book was not with his approval and he has not given kudos to the publication as claimed by the author and having read it himself,he felt uneasy with the inherent information and inaccuracies that depicted Islam and its culture in the negative context.
The book contains information that accuses Muslims and Islamic culture in Sierra Leone for the night mare that enveloped the nation as exemplified by the decade war and its manifold consequences.He went on to assert that Islam is a very backward and violent religion compared to Christianity which majesty he lauded in glowing terms.Of Islamic women,he accused them of submitting to the physical urges of men for monetary purposes and infact repeated it in the Krio derogatory by saying “DEN NA RARA GIRLS”.Of the African Americans,he accused them of insatiable appetite for food consumtion.The visible anger on the faces of members of the audience was well too pronounced.Through out the debate,he was confused,lacking in facts to support outlandish remarks,ebullient, confrontational,and perspired effusively when put under examination.Alhaji Ibrahim Fofanah in a point by point refutations of the book,he denounced Dr,Williams as a self serving stoolie with penchant for unadulterated puerile nonsenseUsing very strong language,he accused the learned Doctor for publishing a material knowing to be false and exceedingly inflammatory for monetary predilection.
I had quietly intimated to the moderator Dr.Karim my desire to be giving the opportunity to weigh in even though I was there to record the debate.He was more than happy to give me the floor as the last speaker and needless to say that it was an opportunity I relished to the fullest.I started off by letting him know in no uncertain terms how petrified I was to hear him accuse the Muslims in Sierra Leone and Islamic culture of innuendo of collusion with the sustained law breaking in the nation that led to the civil war.In a careful lecture of him,I let it be known that since he deliberately failed to summon any plausible evidence to support his allegations and that all his abstract arguments and moral equivalence amounted to hog wash,it were best,he availed himself to the subjugation of a civic lesson on Sierra Leone from me.I let it be known in no uncertain terms that because pressure was never applied by the citizens on the self serving politicians who enjoyed the privileges of the society even as they unduly exploit their coreligionists ignorance of it.The civil war as I told the learned Doctor was not as a result of what Muslims did or lack thereof.It came about as a result of the criminal mismanagement of the fabric of the society by the political duo of Stevens and Momoh.The learned Doctor was reminded by me about the fact that except the politicians embrace constitutional liberalism,the rise of democracy will only bring about hypernationalism and warmongering which will only create a situation where leaders can be both popular and authoritarian as it seems to be emerging from the current leadership.
Taking a retrospective look at the pathos of the ceaselessly striving life of the learned Doctor,it is my considered judgment and candid opinion that the book was published to accomplish the following:
1.To create schism in the community among the various denominations.
2.to elevate ethnic hegemony to the peak of mount Everest.
3.For monetary purposes.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: How Alhaji Dr. Ibrahim Fofanah and I confronted bigotry.1
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 00:45:16 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
HOW Alhaji Dr.Ibrahim Mohamed Fofanah and i confronted the politics of bigotry and uncovered academic fraud in the process Part one:
Alhaji Ibrahim Mohamed Fofanah confronted the evils of bigotry and in the process,we stumbled upon gold mine in the context of academic fraud.The question though,how it did happen,?Kutubu Koroma is just about to explore the jaded and blasphemous comments by Dr.Burney Williams in 2005.
The Ebilleh organization inc,a group with membership of the Aku extraction from the communities of Fourah Bay,Foulah Town,Funkia,and Aberdeen met in March 2005,at a community recreational park in Maryland to inaugurate the administration of Mr.Mohamed Deeny Davies.I was there in two capacities.Firstly,as a member,and secondly,officially recording the events by way of video production.The president gave no advance notice to the membership of the pending arrival of visitors for a book tour.Mid way in the ceremony,Dr.Burney Williams and his book part materialized.They were received with all the diplomatic protocol and was given the podium to address the assembled membership.
The distinguished led off with an appreciation for the invitation,and paid warm tributes to the organization’s indefatigable services in the propagation of Islam in the diaspora.He singled out for personal tribute the president Mr.Deeny Davies,and then proceeded to intimate the membership of the purpose of the mission.
He introduced himself to the audience with references to his academic standing in the community which started in His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales School in Freetwon.He said,as a pupil in the school,he was an avid sportsman.He went on to inform the audience that he journeyed to the USA in search of the golden fleece and in the process obtained higher learning in a number of universities culminating with an award of terminal degree from Howard University.He said he has held dazzling array of teaching positions and he finally went home having objectified himself with the breast plate of integrity,the armor of discipline,and the sword of service and selflessness to contribute his share toward the task of national reconstruction.In that regard he continued,he took up employment with the Department of Education where he served for a number of years before returning to the USA.He said he has several publications to his credit in other fields of endeavor but this time around,he saw the compelling need to publish a work on Islam and Islamic culture.He took jabs at those he referred to arm chair academics with no publications to their credit.The smooth sales man he was,he presented himself in the most congenial atmosphere by flattering the passions of the membership just to obtain their financial favor.He told the audience that his book has received popular acclaim to the extent the very distinguished Reverend Dr.Roland Timity made a financial contribution of $100.toward it.He also spoke of other leading personalities in Freetown who became so enamored of the scholarship of the publication.He went further to remark that the book received great review in London and as a matter of fact,a lady professor at Maryland University was so impressed by the qualitative excellence of the book that along with her entire family,they have converted into Islam.Inother to gratify the revenge of fear of contempt of the membership of the Ebilleh organization which is 100 per cent Islam,he played the money card.Either for cynical expediency or plain tactical considerations,he got it on good authority that the organization was looking into the possibility of purchasing a building of their own.He soon capitalized on that by promising to donate a percentage of the proceeds for every copy sold.This announcement was greeted with sustained aplomb .The membership out of plain naivety did not allow themselves time to reflect on the ramifications of a Christian coming to a group that is 100 per cent Muslim to lecture them on Islam and Islamic culture and in the euphoria,bought everything that was on hand.The distinguished basking in the success of his trade mission,returned to his vehicle and brought everything that was on hand.The mission was over after every penny was snatched from the unsuspecting and gullible membership after he has entreated them to leave the lines of communications open to widen the fabric of interaction between him and the membership.Shortly there after,the distinguished visitor and the book party left,very satisfied with the successful outcome of his mission which was nothing more than money making but completely oblivious of the existential fall out to follow once the membership came to the realization that they have been hoodwinked into an elaborate scheme that defrauded them and that the book was not what it claimed to be because,several scholars have read it,and it was full of inaccuracies,misrepresentations,and half truths.By a macabre fate of an ironic twist,Alhaji Dr.Ibrahim Mohamed Fofanah secured a copy of the kiss and tell book.The Islamic community went into rage for what they considered insult to the dignity of the religion and betrayal second only to the publication by the author of Satanic version who the Mullahs in Iran placed a bounty on his head.The community marked time to get even with Dr.Williams and sure enough,the opportunity presented itself at the ecumenical gathering of the community to mark the funeral rite of Alhaji Aruna Bangura at the Jenkins Funeral Home toward the end of March.Leading the community’s counter attack was no less personality than the venerable Imam Alhaji Ibrahim Fofanah whose scatting and strident diatribe against the author left the mourning audience diving for cover.It was an attack unmatched in scope and dimension in living memory.At the end of his tirade,he urged the community to ignore the book on account of the fact that the author is bereft of moral compunction.


Subject: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 00:34:38 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS THE MORAL BACK BONE,HONESTY,LEADERSHIP QUALITIES,AND PERSONAL MORAL INTEGRITY TO BE CALLED “STATESMAN” ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD.
Ahmad Tejan Kabbah who came to power largely on account of SLPP’S self defeating sense of mission should by any thought of imagination be considered a “statesman.Any attempt to cinfer such honour on him will bring such noble concept into total disrepute and it will be self defeating.
Before I give reasons,let me name individuals around the world who belong to that exclusive club.Mahatma Gandi,Nelson Mandela,Winston Churchhill,Desmond Tutu,and perhaps Jimmy Carter.I need not waste the time of my readers listing the accomplishments of these individuals.
Ahmad Tejan Kabbah does not qualify for that honour because he fundamentally lacks the personal moral integrity and honesty of purpose such as when he was a government official in the civil service,as the commission of enquiry in 1967 revealed,he stole from the very citizens he was supposed.Also,he conspired with faceless and nameless individuals of the Tegloma organization to convert membership into his personal use even though it was meant to help the SLPP in the 1996 general elections.I am talking of thousands of dollars here.Further on video tape while in Guinea,he is receiving money that was again snatched from the poor Tegloma members.The money was intended as help for the “Kamajors” toward the civil war.We all know that it was foreign powers that financed the removal of Johnny Paul Koroma and Foday Sankoh.Apparently he and Borbor Belleh Solomon Berewa pocketed the funds.Another reason why he should not be considered a “statesman”has to to with his personal moral integrity.It is common knowledge that he and his Information Minister Septimus Moiwo Kaikai were fighting over the wife of the late Chief Justice Sheku Fomba Kutubu.The lady in question is Lydia Kutubu who is currently a member of the SLPP delegation in parliament.He and Solomon Berewa are yet to account for all the donations from the international community for the rebuilding of the nation.Recently ,he was linked to illicit mining of the nation’s mineral resources,an allegation he never refuted.
Now we look at his performance in office,for the decade he was in office,the citizens are yet to point out to anything constructive he accomplished to justify the mandate reposed on him.He was so lacking in self pride and integrity as to journey to Liberia and inaugurate electric power there while his own country continues to smart under perpetual darkness.He has embarked on a self serving mission to Zimbabwe under the pretext to ensure peaceful democratic election knowing too well that his friend Robert Hitlar Mugabe has no intention to hold an honest election because of the foregone conclusion that he will be history.The irony of all this is that he is in ben with another fellow in Sierra Leone who wants to Robert Mugabenize,Hitlaricise,Idi Aminize,ReStevenise,Pol Potize,Kibakicise,Mobutunize,and Momohnize the nation with his flagrant violation of the rule of law.Is that the sort of person who should be considered a “Statesman”?, who is so smitten by moral cravenness to the point he cannot speak against the total break down of law and order and civilized behavour?.Whether or not Ernest Bai Koroma holds him accountable for state’s funds he and Berewa siphoned makes no difference to some of us,as he will forever be considered a total failure,moral degenerate,part of the cabal that wrecked havoc on the economy of the country through rapacious conduct and plain thievery .Nowadays,the only thing that interests him is organizing lavish weddings and the question for him whose wedding is next,perharps I may bum a plane ride and go gate crashing.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE
From: Joseph kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 02:21:10 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
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Message:
Kutubu, you left out something which I know. Ahmed Tejan Kabba conspired with his former friend Pro C P Foray to enter in to some kind of deal that resulted in losing our Embassy building at Gt Portland street.

The money involved was £50,000. Pro Foray sent £25,000 to Tejan Kabba whilst there in exile.

Pro C P Foray distributed the rest amoung his staff at the Embassy because they were not getting salary.

Faced with possible exposure, on Tejan Kabba's instruction, the current Deputy Ambassador James Alie wrote a nasty letter to withdraw relief C P Foray from his post. C P Foray pleaded with Tejan Kabba to give him three months to allow his grandson to complete his GCSE in a London School. Tejan Kabba refused.

You would remember that no chrages were brought against Pro Foray for any wrong doing. In fact he was exonerated posthumously. The reason is, if Tejan Kabba had ever dared to investigate C P Foray, his involment in the sale of the embassy would have been publically and legally exposed by C P Foray. Nothing ever came out of that shady deal.

I knew all these details and many more, because I had sort of formed a romantic association with one of the female Embassy staff in London who Kabba was also eying.

Ahmed Tejan is simply a vindictive, greedy and very dishonest man. I share your view that he lacks integrity and could never have been allowed to lead SLPP and Sierra Leone. But then Sierra Leoneans have long lost their sense of moral appitute.

Here is a man whose public record was officially described by a learned Judge, in an official enquire to be dishonest and criminal. Yet the silly people in the SLPP elected him as their leader and placed our country in criminal hand.

There is nothing after 11 years that Ahmed Tejan kabba can point to as his accomplishment despite the support of donors.


Subject: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 02:30:30 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr.Kamara,i have come across a dishonest,unethical,immoral,inept,and down right stupid individuals,but Tejan Kabbah is without exception.The fellow is so immoral that he and Septimus Kaikai were fighting over Lydia Kutubu,the wife of the late Chief Justice.SLPP will continue to pay for their stupidity and that except providential intervention,they should forget about coming to power any time soon that is ,if they will ever be voted for.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH LACKS MORAL BACK BONE
From: alieu sesay
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Date Posted: 04:10:55 07/02/08 ()
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THATS MY mother-in-law YOU fucking bastard....


Subject: HOW THE KRIO DOMINATED JUDICIARY CONSPIRED WTITH STEVENS TO
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 00:29:39 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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HOW THE JUDICIARY UNDER THE SIAKA STEVENS’MISRULE CONTRIBUTED TO THE DOWN FALL OF THE SOVEREIGN STATE OF SIERRA LEONE.

In my attempt to give an accurate account of the political history of Sierra Leone post Sir.Milton Margai,I have decided to focus on two individuals namely Albert Margai and Siaka Stevens.It is only when one closely examines the policies each pursued will you be able to make a valid deductive arguments as to where things veered off course which have brought us to this point.The area to closely examine is the relationship each had with the judiciary and how they treated them, in the execution of their intractable duties.
The work of any judiciary in nations is to primarily focus on the interpretation and enforcement with the organic laws of the land uniformly,adequately,and above all,fairly.It is the bastion of the hopes of the citizens in their fight against tyranny,dictatorship,and authoritarianism.The laws must be that no one should consider him or herself too highly placed for its observance nor too lowly placed for its protection.In my many discussions with the citizens of the Unted States of America,I am often asked the question what I feel about the USA.I recall some years ago,I had the fortune of meeting then Congress Woman Barbara Boxer from Clifornia.he is now a Senator from the same state when she replace Senator Alan Cranston of the Keating Five episode along with John McCain and three others that eventually forced him out of the Senate.In any case in the course of our conversations,she asked where I am from,my mission here,and what I feel about the country?.I told her in no uncertain terms that the strength and survival of the USA dose not lie in either its military might or enormous financial resources but that simple concept referred to as “THE RULE OF LAW”.I gave as an example the case of the United States of America Vs.Richard Milhouse Nixon who was driven out of office not by Military intervention or physical violence to his person but by the application of the principles of the rule of law through the judicial process.She agreed,and commented that she hopes that the citizens of this country get to appreciate what a wonderful place this nation is inspite of its human imperfections.In any case continuing,the judiciary under the Albert Margai were strict constructionists and non partisan even though there was the semblance of APC sympathy.On the bench during the rule of Albert Margai were jurists in the persons of:
Samuel Bankole Jones
Christopher Elnathan Okoro Col
Cornelius Harding
Rowland Harding
Marcus Cole
Singer Christopher Williams Betts
Percy Richmond Davies
Agnes Virginia Macauley
Ronald William Beoku-Betts
Sam Foster
George Frederick Dove-Edwin
Remilaku Tejan
Ken Omotayo During
N.E.Brown-Mark
Samuel Beccles Davies
Richard Bright Mark
Ikoro Idogu.
These are the justices so far I am able to recall during the administration of Albert Margai.Even though there was the perception that the Justices especially the Krios showed open hostility toward Albert Margai,I do not share that at all.There were very concerned about what they considered as high handed approach to governance on the part of Albert .They felt he was fundamentally intolerant of opposition.When the Republican issue finally landed in court,they made no secret of their disdain for it because,Siaka Stevens in tandem with Raymond Sarlif Esmond have distorted the whole concept in just about the same way he Siaka Stevens came from the Lancaster conference and lied about the UK wanting to have a Navy base in Sierra Leone as though it was a crime compared to when he took money from an American company to dump toxic waste on the poor citizens whose health was already debilitating .In any case,the courts through Okoro Cole took the lead in fierce opposition to the Republican bill Albert Margai would have rammed it through the throats of the citizens because he had the majority in parliament to pass it and nothing could have come out of it in just the same manner in which Ernest Bai Koroma Shut down the opposition radio station in accordance with his whims views and caprices.The natural democratic he was,he complied with the interlocutory injunction that placed mandamus on the government to refrain from debating the issue.An act very unprecedented in political history.Albert and the judiciary were engaged in the love hate relationship until they made sure he was out of office.Even after he left office,I personally saw the mutual old suspicion based on rivalry of titanic dimension between him and the Krio dominated judiciary play itsef out especially when he abruptly reassigned Bankole Jones to the ceremonial Appeals court,and completely yanked off Okoro Cole from the bench and replaced him with his old buddy Gershon B.O.Collier who he had recalled from the United Nations and installed as Chief Justice just toward the hotly contested March 17,1967 olympic of general elections.They considered it a blatant attempt to meddled in judicial matters.It was at the same time that all the Krio Judges took time dragging him before their commissions set by Juxon –Smith in 1967.
After the return to constitutional rule in April 1968,Stevens proceeded to pay back all those Krio people who were so pivotal to his coming to power.He promoted Okoro Cole to the office of Chief Justice,and also elevated Marcus Cole,Ken Omotayo During,Livsey Luke whose subsequent abrupt sacking as chief Justice caused consternation in the Krio establishment.Whereas,they were very uncompromising with Albert Margai on the independence of the judiciary,they quickly jumped in bed with Stevens’s constitutional excesses.They remained very silent over Steven’s use of his “Ton Ton Macouts”to terrorize the citizens and as a matter of fact Abdulia Osman Conteh as I reported in my posting on him fell victim of the criminal brutality of Stevens’s red cladded mafia who had it not being for the timely intervention of a lady,Conteh would have been among the statistics of Stevens.One by one,Stevens reduced the influence and independence of the role of the judiciary through series of constitutional infractions of principles to which on account of moral cravenness they proved hopelessly inadequate to stand up to him as they stood up to the perceived constitutional excesses on the part of Albert Margai.For example,once he took power,he sought and got the assistance of the courts to rid the legislature of the SLPP representatives on all orts of frivolous law suits.Justices who refused to kaw taw to his law breaking were sent flying by yhe seats of their pants as Justices Ikoro Idogu and later Livsey Luke,and Okoro Cole found out to their eternal regret.We saw how he railroaded the country in to the Republican and one party state issues with no one in the judiciary raising a voice.On the contrary,these were the same Justices who supported the citizens rally against what they considered the excesses of “Margaism”that culminated in the famous match on the cotton tree with their song reproduced here for the benefit of the readers:
“NO MORE MARGAI,MARGAI,NO MORE MAGAI,MARGAI,OVER ME,OVER ME,AND BEFORE I BE A SLAVE I WILL BE BURIED IN MY GRAVE I WILL GO HOME TO MY LORD AND BE FREE”.
Having used the spring well of the judiciary and had no more use for them especially the Krios,he proceeded to demolish their power bases which were the Civil Service and the judiciary.On the list for retirement were George Lawrence Valentine Williams who was first Secretary to the Prime Minister and head of the Service and went on to hold the positions after Stevens became President.Of course not much readers will recall that it was the very G.L.V. who hand carried the letter sacking the Governor General Sir.Banja Tejan-Sie to the State House.He wa eventually replaced by “Kotor”Abdul Karim as Secretary to the President and head of the Civil Service albeit he took was removed from office abruptly following a lavish wedding organized in honour of one of his daughters in the Washington Metropolitan area to the borther of Dr.Shamsu Mustapha years ago.At the wedding dollar bills were tossed up the air and some one took video of the events and its seeming ostentation and transmitted a copy of the tapr back home.Stevens was apparently made aware of its existence and upon “Kotor”Karim’s return home,he was not even allowed access to State House as his letter of dismissal was waiting for him.The next victim of the excess of Stevenism was the Chief Justice Mr.Justice Livsey Luke.Along with Ken Omotayo During,the duo had been the strongest supporters of the APC and everything the party stood for.That was how Luke was compensated eventhough he was abruptly removed and replaced by Sheku Fomba Kutubu.In the case of Kutubu,he also got the job as a very thank you.Readers will recall the students riot I believe in 1977.Stevens appointed him to look in the cause of the disturbances and make recommendations which was meant for the political shelf to gather dust in characteristic fashion.He used the occasion to turn the spot light on himself lambasting the students in strident diatribe.Stevens felt very relieved because of the exculpatory nature of the report that was issued He also sent Brigadier Sam King vice chief of army staff on retirement.Readers will again recall that when Stevens was on the roaps during John Amadu Bangura’s attempt to unseat him,he was one of the three officers who mobilized the counter resistance to Bangura that ultimately restored him back to power.
In closing,I feel,the judiciary the bastion of the hopes of the citizens let the nation down terribly because they be came so compromised in the politics of Stevenism that they were unable effectively mid wife the constitutional dilemma between the citizens and Stevens.They accepted pecks from the government such a in the case when Jutice Roland Harding went with him on a tour to Jamaica.It goes to tell the citizens that most of the Justices were just plainly idle and had nothing useful to do with their time.Take the other case of Justice N.E.Brown Mark,most of the time during work hours,he will be spotted sitting in the veranda at the hotel or resturant just behind the Establishment office or directly opposite the CMS Bookshop openly drinking.What kind of example was that for a Judge to be seen sitting outside during work hours having a jolly time.?.It was the same with Dr.Akabi Davies.At the time patients will be in the hospital waiting to be seen by a doctor,he will be out drinking in public on tax payers time.One can now understand the psychological and moral damages Stevenism did to the orderly advancement of the sovereign nation of Sierra Leone.One can safely conclude that the judicial cravenness on the part of the jurists significantly gave paradoxical comfort and solace to the cynical recklessness of Stevens in the affairs of state and thus the quagmire the nation finds itself with no way forward.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: HOW THE KRIO DOMINATED JUDICIARY CONSPIRED WTITH STEVENS TO
From: kboys
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Date Posted: 10:36:53 07/02/08 ()
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Kutumbu lef dem Krio Dem!! The katakumbay boys are warming up..........


Subject: Re: HOW THE KRIO DOMINATED JUDICIARY CONSPIRED WTITH STEVENS
From: Morlia L. Sankoh
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Date Posted: 09:37:30 07/02/08 ()
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Kutubu, I have never read any of your contribution on this forum until
today. It seem as if you are a one-sided kontriman like myself. Please
wake up the world is laughing at us, we need to save Sierra Leone and not
pointing fingers. Last week the South African called us "penniless
nobodies" and we laughed. Your krio and kontriman stuff are out of style,
Go get a life.


Subject: J.J.Saffa's CLARION CALLS FOR TRUST IN THE SLPP.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 00:23:55 07/02/08 ()
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J.J.Saffa’s clarion calls for support.

The clarion calls by Mr.J.J.Saffa on the citizens to support the SLPP should be taking with a grain of salt and a pinch of snuff for number of reasons to be elaborated on.
First,I am of the opinion that most members of the party especially the so called parliamentarians are hopelessly inadequate to cope with the exigencies of the unprecedented challenges of parliamentarism.Let me say why.The constitutional understanding of the country calls for the existence of three distinctive but co equal branches of government namely,the executive,the judiciary,and the legislative.The constitution succinctly stipulates that the executive shall be the organ to enforce the laws of the nation ,while the role of the legislature shall be to enact laws.The judiciary shall be responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the supreme laws of the country which is the constitution.With this in mind,comes the fundamental question whether the SLPP opposition have in any way been able as a cohesive an organic body to prevent the Robert Mugabe Kibaki types dectatorhips in the political order?The answer almost intuitively is an emphatic no.Are there plausible evidence to support inactions,ineptiness,and lack of strategic vision on the part of the SLPP opposition?The answer again lots and lots.
Let us examine them in the broader context of the current state of affairs.The former vice president of the Republic albeit I am no fan of his was subjected to indignities on his return to the country when he was refused access to the Diplomatic lounge under the flimsy guise that he was no longer in office.Did the SLPP parliamentarians do any thing about it?Absolutely not,with th possible exception of Dr.Bernadette Lahai who promised to raise the issue in parliament.Befor that ugly incident,Alpha Kanu the Minister of Presidential Affairs,chewed Mrs Elizabeth Lavalie a constitutional officer who was carrying out the people’s business when she raised legitimate concerns about human rights abuses on the part of the APC body politic.Compounding that to my understanding is that she is or was a member of that committee.Again,out of moral cravenness,the MP’s sat in loud silence absolutely did nothing to the effect.The most egregious violation of the constitution took place when acting on the orders of Ernest Bai Koroma I.B.Kargbo deemed it expedient to put the SLPP radio services out of commission with his cocktail of patent lies about transmission impediments on the part of the station directed at the SLBS.In a parliamentary democracy where the members know its procedures,they should not only have demanded its immediate openings,but conduct hearings into the circumstances leading to its closure with the threat of recourse to judgment.What did they do,they journeyed to State House where they genuflected before Koroma in an apparent display of political appeasement.You then start wondering whether some of these folks have any business in parliament in the very first place.
The next issue I think the citizens have with the SLPP has to do with trust and integrity.I have to say on firt hand the current SLPP is no different from the Stevens/Momoh APCS when it comes to personal moral integrity,accountability,and public trust.Let me expand on that.At the end of the decade civil war and its manifold consequences,the international community generously gave technical and financial assistance for the reconstruction of the nation.From the United States prerspective,I can say with any amount of certitude that the Congress of the USA voted appropriated funds in the State Department budget request.I cant talk of the UK and other international organizations.The question I have for the SLPP in general and the political duo of Kabbah and Berewa,what happened to all those funds to the extent that for ten years,the administration was unable to restore basic electricity supply and provide pipe borne clean drinking water for the citizens?.I have some answers to those questions that will not sit well with the SLPP bigwhigs.First,we have to examine Solomon Berewa’s avrice,greed,and dishonesty.Looking at the greed and avrice factors,was the revelation as how he manipulated the process to him self especially the financial aspect of it.The SLPP membership here raised river of money to help the party fight the elections.I know this for fact because at some of those functions,I was not only in attendance,but covered the deliberations by video recording.The meeting in which a high powered delegation that comprised J.J.Saffa,and Victor what ever his last name is who wa a member of parliament was well covered by me and thank God I still have the tapes unedited as evidence if I were to be challenged to the effect.They also visited other metropolis and raised considerable funds.For Solomon Berewa particularly,Tshirts were made for him free of charge here in the USA to add to help his visibility and I have it on good authority that he became so awashed in greed that instead of giving the shirts free to the people,he went on making money spree selling them at astronomical cost.The proceeds I am sure he never donated to the party funds.Berewa as is public knowledge here in the USA has a huge financial empire in Georgia and I am very sure his own share of the loot of all the international contributions were diverted into his huge empire.From what I have been told here,his inordinate ambition to make money at any cost venture into the arena to what is called in the USA illegal alien smuggling.What I am told was that he maintained an account where those who are desirous of coming to the USA will deposit an amount agreed to,and he will take care of the necessary arrangements for the departure including the visa procurement .In the case of Tejan Kabbah,he has to detail for the information of the citizens what happened to all the fund or how were they allocated to the point essentials such as water and electricity were not prioritized thereby giving the APC field day in the campaign.
Looking at he party’s problems in an entirely different context,I think it is going to be very difficult to recapture the political leadership of the nation with the unseemly lackadaisical approach to parliamentary dutie on the part of the SLPP.As it is ,the party should seriously look into a change of leadership that will see both Dr.Bernadettee Lahai and Mrs.Elizabeth Lavalie at the helm of the party affairs.In short,because of the gross personal incompetence of the current leader of the opposition in parliament who is the nominal leader,I think the leaderhip should pass on to two ladies because the men are not jut up to the job and if anything they are positioning themselves to align with the body politic and that explains the carte blanche attitude toward the administration.I of course believe in the nobility of political compromises but not when principles are at stake.I believe in the prosecution of the nation’s business,both the government and the opposition must part with some of their demands.I believe that compromise is not only a practical approach to the nation’s teething problems but a moral one vital to its well being .I may not want to sound as one of those crusaders who stand on unwavering principles.
Frankly speaking,the current SLPP I not the panacea to the nation’s political predicaments because,it is an organization with no clear sense of mission and in dire need of self identity.Charles Margai was made an issue for the dismal failure in the last elections.Magai was never a factor because even in his home state he did very poorly.The citizens were totally fed up with plainlessness,and the fundamental lack of clearly defined sense of mission on the part of the SLPP was manifested by Tejan Kabbah’s Shakespearean approach of cold and aloofness to the nation’s teething problems.If a snap election were to be called today,I will feel compel to vote against the SLPP for the sake of the country’s progress especially with the current leadership or lack thereof.The only thing that will give the SLPP a new lease on political life.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
USA.


Subject: THE TEGLOMA ORGANIZATION.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 00:19:43 07/02/08 ()
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TEGLOMA ORGANIZATION,TEJAN KABBAH,LANSANA NYALLEY,AND APC POLITICS:
In these series,this writer will introduce the Tegloma organization to the world,its politics,and how ravenous and gallivanting members exploited the spring well of the organization at the expense of the starvation of the unsuspecting vast concourse of its membership for personal political gains.Before that,it is essential that I give a historical back ground of the organization in the context of its formation.
The history of the Tegloma organization:
Between 1965/66,a gentleman by the name of Mr.Mohamed Lungi from Kenema district who was working in the then Ministry of External Affairs felt terminally ill.A group of citizens from the Eastern axis of the country who were resident in Freetown arranged to return Mr.Lungie.They took him back but unfortunately,he did not survive,and he died.They return to Freetown,and decided to organize themselves on a self help project to be able to render assistance to one another in terms of unexpected contingencies.Albeit the movement was not called Tegloma,they continued to be involved in the mission of one another especially on the face of APC’s policy of marginalization of the citizens of the Southeastern axis.Being Mendi by extraction when APC came to power was an unpardonable offence which could cost one his or her freedom.
One of the original founders of that self help project relocated to the USA eventually.The Embassy of the republic of Sierra Leone represented the interests of every citizen from the country under the Ambassador John Joseph Akar.He fell out of the APC government over policy matters,and was replaced by Philip Palmer,a protégé of Christian Alusine Camara-Taylor .He came here with a specific mission to advance APCism.People were rendered help either on account of ethnicity or party affliation.What that meant was that you were either a card carrying Apc member,or a Limba by extraction.People who were not part of either categories were left in the cold.
In 1975,the gentleman in question whom I can only identify by initials because I do not have his permission to use his name in this project by the name V.E.S.,and another true son from the Southeastern axis also identified by initials only V.D,were able to contact few of the following citizens from those communities and they met in New Carrollton Maryland and initiated a movement designed to render assistance to any citizens from those communities resident in the Metropolitan area.Those at that session who will also be identified by initials only were as follows:
M.S.
P.E.
S.M.
V.D.
K.W.
S.J.
S.V.E.
These were the names I recalled who were at the meeting.D.M. was there in a visiting capacity and therefore could not be classified as a foundation member.Lansana Nyalley who is the subject of this project,was not even in the country when the organization was formed let alone at the initial meeting even though he always claimed to be a foundation member.S.M. suggested the name Tegloma and it was agreed to.He even initiated a song for the organization.Slowly but gradually,the organization made its way in the community and it was finally christened at a very big social event at the North West garden in the District of Columbia which was a grand success and from thence on,it became a very formidable entity to reckon with.I became a member in March 1977,at the residence of the late captain Julian Sam-Boma,and it was not long when I was elected Secretary General.Together with Mr.James Minah,now deceased,we registered the organization with the District of Columbia as a non political entity which qualified it for a tax exempt status.From 1975 following its inception to 1985 marking its 10th anniversary,the organization remained very formidable and financially healthy.The cardinal reason had to do with the organization’s ability to stay clear from partisan politics.
All that changed when the organization mistakenly elected a fellow who had been sponsored by the APC and sent to communist Cuba.He came imbued with communistic tendencies and the APC politics of disruption and violence.He mismanaged the funds entrusted to in his care to host the 10th.anniversary celebrations and after the function,he gave no verifiable documents in support of expenditure.The door to institutionalized kleptocracy opened widely in the organization to chieftains who helped themselves covetously to the funds with reckless disregard for acceptable norms.From the time of that wasteful expenditure,the organization embarked on a steady decline on the slippery slope .
In the cause of events however,a sitting administration was fired from office for unlawful use of organization’s funds and one of those involved in that disgraceful conduct is currently in Sierra Leone seeking elective office.Another member was sent to the Bank to transact business for the organization and by the time he left,he was $400. rich.He took the money without the knowledge,or approval of the membership.He too is in Sierra Leone employed in some governmental agency.
THE CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND THE EVENTUALLY BRAKE UP OF Tegloma organization inc.

The influence of Tegloma ascended in the stratosphere to the extent,branch chapters sprang up in other states and even went international.While this was going on,evil forces were hard at work to roll back progress just to advance their political agenda.Matters came to a head in March 1994 when the organization met for its annual general elections at Jones Bridge in Chevy Chase Maryland.Lansa na Nyalley’s candidate was KAB,whilst we supported PD.Our candidate PD won and immediately thereafter Lansana Nyalley and his cabal undertook to undermine the administration of PD in every possible way conceivable.For example at every meeting,one person was designated to disrupt the meeting.He told them not to pay dues,and he asked the Treasury department to with hold funds from the PD administration.Even the hosting of the annual dance,PD’s supporters had to fund it because the Treasurer left the country and he took the check books with him.The last thing now that his group did that became the bane which led to the split of the organization had to do with the microphone snatching from the president when he was talking.That was the end of it because PD’s supporters stood very firm and vowed that disrespect will not stand.The organization remained in limbo until the other chapters were invited to come and mediate the dispute that threatened the cohesiveness of the Tegloma family.After two and half days of meeting,both sides agreed to a truce but needless to say the whole exercise was a ruse for it did not materialize.Things remained in a state of dysfunction and by them most members were thoroughly fed up with the lawlessness in the organization as exemplified by people with terminal academic credentials after their names behaving just as the APC tugs at meeting.There was the instance when one of such people took off his jacket and engaged in fist fight.There were other instances of chair throwing at another member by one of Lansana Nyalley’s tugs now in Freetown,and the deliberate bumping into a very respectable member of the organization by another of Lansana Nyalley’s tugs.The incidence of lawlessness became too much for some people to endure to the extent they left and that included myself .
TEGLOMA GETS CAUGHT IN THE NPRC POLITICS.
Tegloma became ensnared in political matters with the advent of the NPRC in general,and the participation of John Karimu,John Benjamin,and Tom Nyuma in particular.Lansana Nyalley and his cabal had sought to high jack the organization for their own political advancement.Within the Tegloma organization,Lansana Nyalley and his cabal created another entity calle the “Jawi group”.That group,marginalized others who were not in tune with their ideological orientations.For example,when politicians from the East came here,they made sure only people from their communities had access to them.Lansana Nyalley used the access he had to John Benjamin and John Karimu to prepare his leap into politics.This became even more evident when the NPRC was in the process of returning the country to constitutional rule,and this is where Lansana Nyalley,and Tejan Kabbah conspired to exploit the spring well of the Tegloma organization.In 1996,Tejan Kabbah through Lansana Nyalley,got the organization to spend thousands of dollars on the SLPP for the pending election.Without adequate input from the majority of the membership,they dolled thousands of dollars on the SLPP which will ultimately result in a quid pro quo.The SLPP won the elections but when Kabbah announced members of his administration,it did not include any Tegloma member.It did not take too long for Johnny Paul Koroma and his co-horts to depose THE Kabbah administration.He took refuge in Guinea and Lansana Nyalley follwed him there too and gave him money while at the same ime the whole episode was recorded on video .Again,when Kabbah was restored,he did not give Lansana Nyalley and Tegloma any position until he left office in 2007.
This was how Tegloma went from a very formidable organization in the community to footnote.

Next installment,how Lansana Nyalley used the Tegloma to advance his political ambition and what he said about the APC party at a fundraising event designed to help him win the SLPP presidential nomination.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: THE TEGLOMA ORGANIZATION.
From: frustration
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Date Posted: 01:39:07 07/02/08 ()
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Mr. Kutubu, I realized the frustration on your piece and historical background. However, can you elaborate more on the relationship between Kabbah and Tegloma, especially in relation to Kamajors. In 2002, a lot of guys in my state joined tegloma with the conviction that this was not any other political branch. As I have been saying all along that I am bi-tribe kind of person. During the formation of tegloma chapter in our state, a group of dishonest individual misguided the sierra leoneans and claimed that tegloma was never formed on the basis of tribe or section. They even let the secretary general for the federation spoke to the people on the phone during the meeting and a lot of questions were asked. One of the questions I remembered was whether tegloma has sponsored any political party. The secretary said "No". Many answers given by the SG came to be lies. Few months after that meeting, the very Lansana Nyallay you are talking about told a radio station in Sierra Leone that tegloma had spent about $42000.00 for the SLPP. There was also a rumors which I cannot confirm, but many people did that tegloma was one of the main backers of Kamajors. These news brought tension within the chapter because 80% of members were not from the south or east. In 2003 the annual convention was held here and that was the straw that broke the carmel's back. The speakers from other states revealed the actual objectives of the organization.
The organization collapsed in this state. Today it members are less than 10.


Subject: Re: THE TEGLOMA ORGANIZATION.
From: Go ARIZONA
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Date Posted: 08:40:23 07/02/08 ()
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This must be the story of the great state of Arizona where the Tegloma organization was used to get money from northerners and the money used by the same tegloma to pay and arm the kamajors to kill anyone speaking temne or non mende. Tell the truth in Gods name.


Subject: Re: THE TEGLOMA ORGANIZATION.
From: frustration
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Date Posted: 11:53:14 07/02/08 ()
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Tegloma's manipulation isn't only perptrated in one state. You may be right but it happened in Texas, California, and other states. All these states have similary experience of tegloma deception.


Subject: Re: THE TEGLOMA ORGANIZATION.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 02:09:06 07/02/08 ()
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Brother "frustrated member",let me begin by offering my full sympathy for the fraud perpetuated against people like you who were sold on an entity with cocktail of pyramid and patent lies.
People like Lansana Nyalley and his lackeys especially those from the East mismanaged the fabric of this organization to the point it only exists in name but not substance.I was also led to believe in 1977,that it was an organization for the citizens from the southeaster axis to act as a relief in times of unforeseen circumstances.Beneath the facade of that Lansana Nyalley and his cabal had secret plans to use the financial resources to promote their political ambitions.They teamed up with that morally bankrupt ,fundamentally dishonest,and administratively inept Tejan Kabbah to defraud the organization.Some of us were vehemently opposed to either Tegloma being an extension of the SLPP,or the Satelite of the NPRC,or the appendage of the APC.I registered this organization and served as Secretary General for three years.In addition to that i have a whole year's video recordings of the activities of Nyalley and his bootlickers.He Nyalley in his bid to promote his political ambition caused division in the organization and as a mateer of fact,it is not that Tegloma that you were made to believe because it has degenerated to village level.Lnsana Nyalley and his boggermen using fraud and deception,milked the economy of this organization with the support of Tejan Kabbah because they first sponsored the 1996 elections,and when the stupid Kabbah was deposed,Lansana Nyalley took money to him in Guinea.Later,it became apparent that it was cash for job although Kabbah never gave them the job.That explains Lansana Nyalley's desperation that has pushed him over the political cliff.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: WHY WAS JOHNNY PAUL KOROMA LET OFF THE HOOK?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 00:10:31 07/02/08 ()
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WHY WAS JOHNNY PAUL KOROMA NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR CRIMES COMMITTED BY HIS MURDEROUS REGIME BY THE KABBAH ADMINSTRATION.

I have long followed the armed forces of the republic of Sierra Leone from the sixties especially under the management of Brigadier R.D.Blackie,the last of the British GOC’s that headed it.
The army then was a highly disciplined organization with the esprit de corps as their modus operandi.The citizens did not see the army that often except on ceremonial occasions such as the Empire day or celebrating the battle of Mayoun .Also,if one was at the vicinity of State House,for the regular changing of the guards parade,otherwise,the army was confined to their bases such as Murray town the headquarters,Wilberforce,the home of the first regiment,and Juba.
Shortly after independence Sierra Leone like in Ghana,and Nigeria,embarked on Africanizing the staff and command structures of the forces.The most senior officers in the army were David Lansana,John Amadu Bangura,Anderw Terrence Juxon-Smith,and Ambrose Patrick Genda.When Brigadier R.D.Blackie finally departed along with Sir.Maurice Dorman the last colonial Governor General in 1962,Lansana who by then was a captain was made army chief of staff and rapidly advanced to a one star generalship,and Bangura was advanced to the rank of Colonel and made vice chief. Juxon-Smith and Patrick Genda were were immediately behind them in the pecking order of seniority.The army remained a highly,respectable disciplined organization that concerned itself with its constitutional obligation of the defence of the territorial integrity of the nation and nothing to do with SLPP or APC politics albeit individual officers had their political inclinations,but great care was taken to ensure no indoctrination took place as it happened in Ghana when the Nkrumah administration sought to railroad the armed forces into the ideological orientations of the CPP political machinery.As providence will happen,the politicians in Sierra Leone avoided such expediency.
All that changed however in 1966 when John Amadu Bangura and other officers from the Northern axis were implicated in a coup plot to jettison the civilian administration of Albert Margai.Before that happened,there was increased tension between Ambrose Genda and David Lansana and it was rumored that Genda harbored anti Albert Margai sentiments and was in sympathy the the APC.He was not however suspected of a coup plot.Whereupon,Albert Margai in the height of propagandistic hysterical nervousness reassigned Genda to Diplomatic duties in the former USSR.Bangura ,Tarawalie,and others were confined to the maximum prison at Pademba road pending the resolution of the matter through the military code of justice.Siaka Stevens in the mean time,sought to made a windfall out of national security disaster and demagogued the whole thing inorder to widen the embers of discord with the officer rank and file of the army.In March 1967,following the inconclusive general election,Albert was out of office,and with the new military NRC administration,they did not go forwaed with the case as the Attorney General entered to what amounted to no case submission against the accused persons.They were finally released and Bangura was reassigned to Diplomatic duties here in Washington DC as head of Chancery.
On March 21st,1967,Brigadier David Lansana made his famous broadcast in which he said,”Sierra Leone is noe under martial law,I repeat martial law”.He was countered offended by the military triumvirate of Blake,Jumu,and Kaisamba who went on to establish a military administration on Thursday March 23rd,1967.
On April 18,1968,the NRC was ousted from power by Patrick Conteh,Emadu Rogers,leading the rank and file with the active participation,knowledge,support,and approval of Toure,Stevens,and Bangura from without.
Following the restoration of constitutional rule in April 1968,Siaka Stevens dispatched Luseni Alfred Morlu Brewa to Liberia and arrange for the return of David Lansana albeit there was no treaty between the two countries to the effect.
In corresponding order,the following military personnel were held accountable for their role in meddling in national politics.
David Lansana
Samuel Hinga Norman
Andrew Terrence Juxon-Smith
Augustine Charles Blake
Sandi Bockari Jumu
Bockari Idrissa Kaisamba
Mohamed Koroma
Sahr James Foyah
Julius Marcus Sam-Boma
William Leslie Leigh.
In March 1971,John Amadu Bangura led an attempted coup against Siaka Stevens.The coup did not materialize and the following officers were also held to account for their involvement in national politics in accordance with the applicable code of military justice.
They were:
John Amadu Bangura
Abu Noah
Fara Jawara
S.E.Momoh
Kolugbonda
Kosia.
Mohamed Sorie Fornah in league with Ibrahim Bash Taqi undertook their own revolution to eliminate the APC body politic and establish a new political order.In the process,they recruited some active and non active army personnel.When Stevens’s Ton Ton Macouts over ran them,Lt.Habib Kamara,and curiously enough,David Lansana were among the accused persons were were dispatched to Rokupu cemetery in a deranged act of reckless disregard for the sanctity of human life by Sierra Leone’s Hitler Siaka Stevens.
On April 29,1992,the army justifiably intervened in the politics of the nation and got rid of the monsters that rode rough shod over their inalienable rights.When they return the nation to the civilians,no action was taking against them because the citizens were totally incapable to rid themselves of the imposers either by the constitutional democratic means because Abdulia Conteh and Bambay Kamara made it virtually impossible to do so,or through physical violence as is being played out in Zimbabwe.When Kabbah was restored to power through democratic means,he had hardly settled down to the task of governance when Johnny Paul Koroma and his criminal gang of rapists,murderers,and arsionists,went on a terror spree unprecedented in scope and dimension in the history of the country.What happened to Johnny Paul Koroma?.I will revisit that before the conclusion of the application of military justice in this review.
After Paul Koroma was routed out of power,Kabbah was reinstalled and it did not take too long when a relative of C.A.Camara-Taylor an army officer by the name of Boisie Palmer and others attempted to depose him once more.They were apprehended tried, and executed.
The central question I have is why was Johnny Paul Koroma not held to account for meddling in the political process after the citizens have voted for a constitutional democracy?I have the answers just as other observant citizens who followed Tejan Kabbah’s method of leadership.To start with,Kabbah was never destined for leadership especially in the political sphere and it was on account of SLPP’s naivety who got sold to the fallacious concept that his services with the United Nations organization will prove to be an asset.In my considered judgment and candid opinion,it proved to be an unmitigated disaster because his record when I talked to some officials who worked in Sierra Leone’s mission at the UN was never impressive.Like I said when I compared his leadership as Permanent Secretary especially in the Ministry of Trade and Industry,I wondered aloud why he was even promoted to that level because he is essentially a mediocre not withstanding his claim to terminal academic qualification.He is one person who goes by the crowd because he has no capacity for settled work.I strongly believe,Johnny Paul Koroma was let off the hook on account of a quid pro quo worked out by that calculated crook called Sanni Abacha and unstable murderer called Jerry Rawlings.How any self respecting leader will permit some one of such ilk in the person of Paul Koroma to sit in parliament purporting to represent the very citizens he viciously brutalized continues to confound me up to this day.The long and short of the argument in the case of Johnny Paul Koroma has to do with Tejan Kabbah’s weakness in leadership,uncertainty,lack of focus and political strategy,and above all his lack of love for the country.From the day he journeyed to Liberia and inaugurated electricity supply in that country while his remained in perpetual darkness was the day I lost respect for his manhood,leadership,and his very person.I have come to consider him as a grand inquisitor who made foray into the political process very cognizant of how handicapped he was .It was not surprising at all when John Moriba confronted and thoroughly dressed him down for his monumental political shortcomings.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA,


Subject: Re: WHY WAS JOHNNY PAUL KOROMA LET OFF THE HOOK?
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Because he was not a fish. Ha ha ha ha.


Subject: Ronald Wilson Reagan and Margaret Hilda Roberts Thatcher.
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Ronald Wilson Reagan and Margaret Hilda Roberts Thatcher.

Margaret Hilda Roberts Thatcher came to power in 79.Ronald Wilson Reagan became president in 1981.The question is,what did both leaders have in common relative to the kind of politics Ernest Bai Koroma is dispensing with?Well,the answer is very simple.They both concluded that the single most threat to mankind’s dignity and security are not the menaces on the part of Al-qaida operatives,but the political dispensations embraced by the likes of Stevens,Idi Amin,Milton Obote,Robert Mugabe,Samuel Doe,Charles Taylor,Ignatius Acheampong,Sani Abacha,Macos,Mohamed Palavi,and now Ernest Bai Koroma.
On March 17,1967,the citizens of sierra Leone having grown fed up with Albert Margaism,decided on a regime change and in the process,commited the worst political blunder by voting for Stevens and his APC cabal.The citizens were giving a second chance to rethink the decision by sending the chief of army staff to forestall Stevens Leadership.The political atmosphere of the country was in abeyance for a while and another chance for the citizens to rethink their decisions presented itself in 1968 following the removal of the NRC military administration from power.The citizens failed to foresee the gathering threats to the citadel of their well being sould Stevens be invested with the political leadership of the country.In the euphoria,he was reappointed to office and the rest is history.
After almost a quarter century misrule on the part of Stevens and Momoh,the citizens were giving another chance to experiment at democracy at the end of Tejan Kabbah’s tenure and they repeated the same mistake that grounded the nation to total standstill.What did they do?.They permitted themselves to be hoodwinked into an elaborate web of deception by an insurance broker who used the instruments and full panoply of the constitutional process to get into office but once he got there,the very things that made it possible for that to happen are now suddenly considered pernicious not only to his person but to the very citadel of the well being of the nation and in the process,along with his aides,they have devised an elaborate plan to scuttle everything original and profound about the nation.
The question is ,what have they done in that regard?The very first order of business is to silence any opposition to the emerging dictatorship,and tyrannical rule by hauling journalists to the Gulahs,and shutting down news outlets whose steadfastly refuse to capitulate to hopeless propaganda broadsheet designed to glorify Ernest Bai Koroma.He goes about talking about “anti orruption”on one hand but at the same token never discloses funds allocated to his administrations for vital projects.
Reagan and Thatcher anticipated the rule of the “BIG MAN” mentality with no regard for constitutional prescr1ptions.They made fighting,dictartorship,tyranny,facism,and authoritarian rules an urgent national security and foreign policy priority,speaking out against governments who practiced those policies.In 1987,Reagan took a major step that saw the rule of dicactorship cosigned to the ash heap of history when he journeyed to West Berlin and in the company of Chancellor Helmut Khol,at the Brandenburg gate,he directed the following remarks to Mr.Gorbachev which I committed to memory and is reproduced here in its entirety:
“General secretary Gorbachev,if you seek peace,if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union,and Eastern Europe,if you seek liberalization,come here to this gate.Mr.Gorbachev,tear down this wall”.
I am also going to borrow this metaphor and direct an appeal to Ernest Bai Koroma suggesting that if he seeks peace,prosperity and democratic freedom for the citizens of Sierra Leone,he should open the SLPP radio station that he illegally shut down because,a free ,vibrant,professional, and fearless press is part of the democratic process and Ernest Koroma must submit to the rule of law no matter what and that all the talk about anti corruption will remain mere slogans and empty talks if his actions are not in harmony with the constitutional prescr1ptions of the nation.Finally a reminder to the nation that the Ernest Bai Koroma was allocated considerable funds for the restoration of clean pipe borne water for the health of the people,which he has yet to address .
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: How our organizations got victimized by officials
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How our organizations in the community fell victims of day light robbery by rapacious officials for political purposes.

The Sierra Leone community organized themselves in some groups reflecting geographic and cultural orientations in order to act as redress in times of unforeseen circumstances.For the purposes of privacy,I will not identify the organizations that fell victims to plain day light robbery by rapacious officials but will however give an insight of the insidiousness of what happened to the funds.
The plight of organization (A).
Organization for all intent and purposes is the oldest in the diaspora and functioned very well as a monolithic unit until they made the mistake by electing the wrong guy.He did not have the cognitive ability to rationalize the fact that leadership is all out service to fellow mankind and it should not be a situation where you have to lord it over one’s subjects.Once in office,he became arrogant,self centered,abosolutistic in the conviction of his opinion to the extent who ever ventured and disagreed with him wa met with eye fitting.It got to the point where in the sedated members had enough of his insolence and the organization degenerated into group faction.Since then,it has not been able to function a coherent unit,and the funds totally mismanaged.
The plight of organization (B).
Organization B,came into existence when a son from the same extraction died and was giving a fitting burial.It was then decided that the agenda should be broaden enough to cover other vital aspects of life.The cancer of section politics started to real its ugly head and the membership soon found themselves supporting different political candidates.The last straw that broke the camel’s back was the introduction of an insurance scheme which turned out to be bogus.One of the leading members conspired with an outsider and in the process took the finances of the organization to the dry cleaners and left the membership holding the empty while he rushed back home and ingratiated himself with the body politic.He currently holds a position in the Ernest Bai Koroma administration while the organization has vanished into sinister circumstances.
The plight of organization (C).
Organization C,was inaugurated in the summer of 1975 in the Suburb of Marland.i\It came about mainly on account of the attitude of benign neglect on the part of the Embassy directed at them.It did not take long for it to become a formidable force in the community.The APC government considered it a strategic threat to its well being.The membership did not help matters either when they clumsily referred to it as “government in exile”.Social activities by then was always done on magnificent scale.As time went by,they became more vocal,audacious,and vain glorious.Financially,the organization was well to do.At first,the organization survived the onslaught of the vicious ethnic politics in the community by staying clear of partisan matters.All that changed when the organization was infiltrated by a group of very hypersensitive members who were bent on using the levers of the organization’s financial as well as social clouts to advance their political agenda.It first tarted with the discovery of massive fraud and those responsible swiftly dealt with.On another occasion,a member who was entruted with funds to set up an account back in Sierra Leone pocketed the funds and lied that the authorities in the bank had demanded the constitution of the organization.It was dispatched to him but he never opened the account nor remit the money back to the membership.Another member was sent to the bank to transact business on behalf of the organization by the time,he left,he has already paid himself a hefty salary.One official was very fortunate in that the organization gave thousands of dollars to host a special event.The organization has yet to be furnished receipts in support of the expenditure.Another official sweet talked his way in the organization by asking the membership to embark on long term financial investment and he offered to lead the effort.He was given money in excess of $30,000 for the investments.He went home and the next thing the membership heard that he has bought himself a seat in parliament.The membership are yet to receive a big of rice or one live chicken as return on their investment since he promised he was going into the agricultural sector.The memberhip were looking at the financial record and discovered that $3,000 was not accounted for.A committee was set up to review the record.At first,the commissioner agreed that indeed there was a deficit of $3,000.He was however pulled aside and promised compensation if he can give a clean bill of health.He agreed to do so,and in the process,he became part and parcel of the cabal that engaged in conspiratorial liability to perpetuate animus furandi against the organization.Another official got his lackeys to devise an elaborate hoax designed to exploit the spring well of the organization.They capitalized on the civil war and told the membership to do something to the effect.Funds were allocated by the organization.However,when he went to see Tejan Kabbah and others in Guinea with the funds,he gave the impression that it was an effort on the part of few people.In the process,he drew up a list for government jobs from Ambassadorship, Ministerial,and Quasi government institution heads.Kabbah and others took the money that I have it on video and not one was rewarded with a janitorial position when Kabbah was restored in office.In the mean time,the Deputy Ambassador a Mr.Kamara was given money as assistance toward the refugees in Guinea.While the presentation was taking place,the whole meeting was being recorded and for just unexplained reason,he was too oblivious of what was happening around him in the process,he put the money in his pocket while the camera was still recording.The video I alo have in my possession because it was given to me when the delegation returned from Guinea.ome of the members became so fed up that they left the organization and they now function at Chiefdom levels.Another leader of an organization collected monie from the membership and kept the funds at home until he was exposed.Apparently,it was kept there for his personal use .
Organization(D).organization was a very unique entity in the diapora because it is the only one that can boast of all the indigenous tribes of Sierra Leone.Almost five years ago,they help a presidential election which I had the good fortune to witness and record by video.Since then the organization has yet to meet.Added to that is that the officer who handles the finances lives in the relative comforts of the Garden State where he supposedly banks the money while the ret of the membership reide in the metropolitan area.A delegation was dispatched with funds for the region of origin.Since the return of the delegates,a meeting has yet to be summoned,or any report presented to the general membership.The organization like all others that has been victimized by theft is in a state of animated suspension.
Organization(E).This organization also came in existence in the mid seventies,they held dances frequently at the Alpha Omega Facility in the District which attracted lots of Sierra Leoneans.One day,they committed the political suicide by electing some one from a section of the region that was not part of the establishment.The organization has since gone into limbo and matters were not helped ome very inconsiderate members felt that the only use for the organization’s funds was on a useless law suit which the lawyers were only happy to oblige them.Nowadays,the only where you see the membership are at occasional funerals.As for the funds Messrs SKand PY are yet to tell the membership what happened to it.\
Organization(F).Was one of the very first rising entities in the community because of the cultural marriage of one of their members to a person of another ethnic group.They too held very successful events that attracted members of the community.Things continued well with them until they elected a fellow who has just arrived in the country.As he was jobless,the funds of the organization became his unemployment insurance.By the time the membership woke up to reality,the bank account was red and the organization went into extinction.
Organization (G).Organization G,was part of the breakaway from a very large group who left because they felt marginalized.Out of cravenness,they elected as leader a guy who claimed he holds a medical qualification from Liberia.He was attended virtually every medical school in the USA that can admit him for the purposes of a license he has yet to graduate from one.He perfected in checking writing to himself so much that the bank had to writ and remind him that he has written too much checks to himself than the actual finance can accomodate.The membership has yet to find out his current whereabouts.As for the organization,it has died perpetual death.
Organization(H).Last by no means the least is this organization.it was a very prestigious entity because of is uniqueness in the polity of Sierra Leone.Three years ago,they embarked on an elaborate fundraising venture designed to raise its profile to the zenith of Mount Everest.The funds were giving to a very senior official in the movement for onward transmission back home where it was needed.Up to the time of writing this piece members are yet to be told what its whereabouts.
Organization (I) held a fund raising dance,gave tickets to the membership for sale.When the dance was over,every body collected their salaries and no one ever reported what was realized from the exercise.
With this type of mentality,it is very difficult to make any meaningful contribution toward the national effort in resuscitating the economy of the nation from it current predicament to respectable dignity with this degree of moral failure,and fundamental dishonesty on the part of our organization officials.For us to see the advancement of that nation,people must be prepared to change their,attitude,mentality,and perception about national service.The get quick rich mentality must yield place to patriotism,sacrifice,and personal moral integrity.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USAHow our organizations in the community fell victims of day light robbery by rapacious officials for political purposes.

The Sierra Leone community organized themselves in some groups reflecting geographic and cultural orientations in order to act as redress in times of unforeseen circumstances.For the purposes of privacy,I will not identify the organizations that fell victims to plain day light robbery by rapacious officials but will however give an insight of the insidiousness of what happened to the funds.
The plight of organization (A).
Organization for all intent and purposes is the oldest in the diaspora and functioned very well as a monolithic unit until they made the mistake by electing the wrong guy.He did not have the cognitive ability to rationalize the fact that leadership is all out service to fellow mankind and it should not be a situation where you have to lord it over one’s subjects.Once in office,he became arrogant,self centered,abosolutistic in the conviction of his opinion to the extent who ever ventured and disagreed with him wa met with eye fitting.It got to the point where in the sedated members had enough of his insolence and the organization degenerated into group faction.Since then,it has not been able to function a coherent unit,and the funds totally mismanaged.
The plight of organization (B).
Organization B,came into existence when a son from the same extraction died and was giving a fitting burial.It was then decided that the agenda should be broaden enough to cover other vital aspects of life.The cancer of section politics started to real its ugly head and the membership soon found themselves supporting different political candidates.The last straw that broke the camel’s back was the introduction of an insurance scheme which turned out to be bogus.One of the leading members conspired with an outsider and in the process took the finances of the organization to the dry cleaners and left the membership holding the empty while he rushed back home and ingratiated himself with the body politic.He currently holds a position in the Ernest Bai Koroma administration while the organization has vanished into sinister circumstances.
The plight of organization (C).
Organization C,was inaugurated in the summer of 1975 in the Suburb of Marland.i\It came about mainly on account of the attitude of benign neglect on the part of the Embassy directed at them.It did not take long for it to become a formidable force in the community.The APC government considered it a strategic threat to its well being.The membership did not help matters either when they clumsily referred to it as “government in exile”.Social activities by then was always done on magnificent scale.As time went by,they became more vocal,audacious,and vain glorious.Financially,the organization was well to do.At first,the organization survived the onslaught of the vicious ethnic politics in the community by staying clear of partisan matters.All that changed when the organization was infiltrated by a group of very hypersensitive members who were bent on using the levers of the organization’s financial as well as social clouts to advance their political agenda.It first tarted with the discovery of massive fraud and those responsible swiftly dealt with.On another occasion,a member who was entruted with funds to set up an account back in Sierra Leone pocketed the funds and lied that the authorities in the bank had demanded the constitution of the organization.It was dispatched to him but he never opened the account nor remit the money back to the membership.Another member was sent to the bank to transact business on behalf of the organization by the time,he left,he has already paid himself a hefty salary.One official was very fortunate in that the organization gave thousands of dollars to host a special event.The organization has yet to be furnished receipts in support of the expenditure.Another official sweet talked his way in the organization by asking the membership to embark on long term financial investment and he offered to lead the effort.He was given money in excess of $30,000 for the investments.He went home and the next thing the membership heard that he has bought himself a seat in parliament.The membership are yet to receive a big of rice or one live chicken as return on their investment since he promised he was going into the agricultural sector.The memberhip were looking at the financial record and discovered that $3,000 was not accounted for.A committee was set up to review the record.At first,the commissioner agreed that indeed there was a deficit of $3,000.He was however pulled aside and promised compensation if he can give a clean bill of health.He agreed to do so,and in the process,he became part and parcel of the cabal that engaged in conspiratorial liability to perpetuate animus furandi against the organization.Another official got his lackeys to devise an elaborate hoax designed to exploit the spring well of the organization.They capitalized on the civil war and told the membership to do something to the effect.Funds were allocated by the organization.However,when he went to see Tejan Kabbah and others in Guinea with the funds,he gave the impression that it was an effort on the part of few people.In the process,he drew up a list for government jobs from Ambassadorship, Ministerial,and Quasi government institution heads.Kabbah and others took the money that I have it on video and not one was rewarded with a janitorial position when Kabbah was restored in office.In the mean time,the Deputy Ambassador a Mr.Kamara was given money as assistance toward the refugees in Guinea.While the presentation was taking place,the whole meeting was being recorded and for just unexplained reason,he was too oblivious of what was happening around him in the process,he put the money in his pocket while the camera was still recording.The video I alo have in my possession because it was given to me when the delegation returned from Guinea.ome of the members became so fed up that they left the organization and they now function at Chiefdom levels.Another leader of an organization collected monie from the membership and kept the funds at home until he was exposed.Apparently,it was kept there for his personal use .
Organization(D).organization was a very unique entity in the diapora because it is the only one that can boast of all the indigenous tribes of Sierra Leone.Almost five years ago,they help a presidential election which I had the good fortune to witness and record by video.Since then the organization has yet to meet.Added to that is that the officer who handles the finances lives in the relative comforts of the Garden State where he supposedly banks the money while the ret of the membership reide in the metropolitan area.A delegation was dispatched with funds for the region of origin.Since the return of the delegates,a meeting has yet to be summoned,or any report presented to the general membership.The organization like all others that has been victimized by theft is in a state of animated suspension.
Organization(E).This organization also came in existence in the mid seventies,they held dances frequently at the Alpha Omega Facility in the District which attracted lots of Sierra Leoneans.One day,they committed the political suicide by electing some one from a section of the region that was not part of the establishment.The organization has since gone into limbo and matters were not helped ome very inconsiderate members felt that the only use for the organization’s funds was on a useless law suit which the lawyers were only happy to oblige them.Nowadays,the only where you see the membership are at occasional funerals.As for the funds Messrs SKand PY are yet to tell the membership what happened to it.\
Organization(F).Was one of the very first rising entities in the community because of the cultural marriage of one of their members to a person of another ethnic group.They too held very successful events that attracted members of the community.Things continued well with them until they elected a fellow who has just arrived in the country.As he was jobless,the funds of the organization became his unemployment insurance.By the time the membership woke up to reality,the bank account was red and the organization went into extinction.
Organization (G).Organization G,was part of the breakaway from a very large group who left because they felt marginalized.Out of cravenness,they elected as leader a guy who claimed he holds a medical qualification from Liberia.He was attended virtually every medical school in the USA that can admit him for the purposes of a license he has yet to graduate from one.He perfected in checking writing to himself so much that the bank had to writ and remind him that he has written too much checks to himself than the actual finance can accomodate.The membership has yet to find out his current whereabouts.As for the organization,it has died perpetual death.
Organization(H).Last by no means the least is this organization.it was a very prestigious entity because of is uniqueness in the polity of Sierra Leone.Three years ago,they embarked on an elaborate fundraising venture designed to raise its profile to the zenith of Mount Everest.The funds were giving to a very senior official in the movement for onward transmission back home where it was needed.Up to the time of writing this piece members are yet to be told what its whereabouts.
Organization (I) held a fund raising dance,gave tickets to the membership for sale.When the dance was over,every body collected their salaries and no one ever reported what was realized from the exercise.
With this type of mentality,it is very difficult to make any meaningful contribution toward the national effort in resuscitating the economy of the nation from it current predicament to respectable dignity with this degree of moral failure,and fundamental dishonesty on the part of our organization officials.For us to see the advancement of that nation,people must be prepared to change their,attitude,mentality,and perception about national service.The get quick rich mentality must yield place to patriotism,sacrifice,and personal moral integrity.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USAHow our organizations in the community fell victims of day light robbery by rapacious officials for political purposes.

The Sierra Leone community organized themselves in some groups reflecting geographic and cultural orientations in order to act as redress in times of unforeseen circumstances.For the purposes of privacy,I will not identify the organizations that fell victims to plain day light robbery by rapacious officials but will however give an insight of the insidiousness of what happened to the funds.
The plight of organization (A).
Organization for all intent and purposes is the oldest in the diaspora and functioned very well as a monolithic unit until they made the mistake by electing the wrong guy.He did not have the cognitive ability to rationalize the fact that leadership is all out service to fellow mankind and it should not be a situation where you have to lord it over one’s subjects.Once in office,he became arrogant,self centered,abosolutistic in the conviction of his opinion to the extent who ever ventured and disagreed with him wa met with eye fitting.It got to the point where in the sedated members had enough of his insolence and the organization degenerated into group faction.Since then,it has not been able to function a coherent unit,and the funds totally mismanaged.
The plight of organization (B).
Organization B,came into existence when a son from the same extraction died and was giving a fitting burial.It was then decided that the agenda should be broaden enough to cover other vital aspects of life.The cancer of section politics started to real its ugly head and the membership soon found themselves supporting different political candidates.The last straw that broke the camel’s back was the introduction of an insurance scheme which turned out to be bogus.One of the leading members conspired with an outsider and in the process took the finances of the organization to the dry cleaners and left the membership holding the empty while he rushed back home and ingratiated himself with the body politic.He currently holds a position in the Ernest Bai Koroma administration while the organization has vanished into sinister circumstances.
The plight of organization (C).
Organization C,was inaugurated in the summer of 1975 in the Suburb of Marland.i\It came about mainly on account of the attitude of benign neglect on the part of the Embassy directed at them.It did not take long for it to become a formidable force in the community.The APC government considered it a strategic threat to its well being.The membership did not help matters either when they clumsily referred to it as “government in exile”.Social activities by then was always done on magnificent scale.As time went by,they became more vocal,audacious,and vain glorious.Financially,the organization was well to do.At first,the organization survived the onslaught of the vicious ethnic politics in the community by staying clear of partisan matters.All that changed when the organization was infiltrated by a group of very hypersensitive members who were bent on using the levers of the organization’s financial as well as social clouts to advance their political agenda.It first tarted with the discovery of massive fraud and those responsible swiftly dealt with.On another occasion,a member who was entruted with funds to set up an account back in Sierra Leone pocketed the funds and lied that the authorities in the bank had demanded the constitution of the organization.It was dispatched to him but he never opened the account nor remit the money back to the membership.Another member was sent to the bank to transact business on behalf of the organization by the time,he left,he has already paid himself a hefty salary.One official was very fortunate in that the organization gave thousands of dollars to host a special event.The organization has yet to be furnished receipts in support of the expenditure.Another official sweet talked his way in the organization by asking the membership to embark on long term financial investment and he offered to lead the effort.He was given money in excess of $30,000 for the investments.He went home and the next thing the membership heard that he has bought himself a seat in parliament.The membership are yet to receive a big of rice or one live chicken as return on their investment since he promised he was going into the agricultural sector.The memberhip were looking at the financial record and discovered that $3,000 was not accounted for.A committee was set up to review the record.At first,the commissioner agreed that indeed there was a deficit of $3,000.He was however pulled aside and promised compensation if he can give a clean bill of health.He agreed to do so,and in the process,he became part and parcel of the cabal that engaged in conspiratorial liability to perpetuate animus furandi against the organization.Another official got his lackeys to devise an elaborate hoax designed to exploit the spring well of the organization.They capitalized on the civil war and told the membership to do something to the effect.Funds were allocated by the organization.However,when he went to see Tejan Kabbah and others in Guinea with the funds,he gave the impression that it was an effort on the part of few people.In the process,he drew up a list for government jobs from Ambassadorship, Ministerial,and Quasi government institution heads.Kabbah and others took the money that I have it on video and not one was rewarded with a janitorial position when Kabbah was restored in office.In the mean time,the Deputy Ambassador a Mr.Kamara was given money as assistance toward the refugees in Guinea.While the presentation was taking place,the whole meeting was being recorded and for just unexplained reason,he was too oblivious of what was happening around him in the process,he put the money in his pocket while the camera was still recording.The video I alo have in my possession because it was given to me when the delegation returned from Guinea.ome of the members became so fed up that they left the organization and they now function at Chiefdom levels.Another leader of an organization collected monie from the membership and kept the funds at home until he was exposed.Apparently,it was kept there for his personal use .
Organization(D).organization was a very unique entity in the diapora because it is the only one that can boast of all the indigenous tribes of Sierra Leone.Almost five years ago,they help a presidential election which I had the good fortune to witness and record by video.Since then the organization has yet to meet.Added to that is that the officer who handles the finances lives in the relative comforts of the Garden State where he supposedly banks the money while the ret of the membership reide in the metropolitan area.A delegation was dispatched with funds for the region of origin.Since the return of the delegates,a meeting has yet to be summoned,or any report presented to the general membership.The organization like all others that has been victimized by theft is in a state of animated suspension.
Organization(E).This organization also came in existence in the mid seventies,they held dances frequently at the Alpha Omega Facility in the District which attracted lots of Sierra Leoneans.One day,they committed the political suicide by electing some one from a section of the region that was not part of the establishment.The organization has since gone into limbo and matters were not helped ome very inconsiderate members felt that the only use for the organization’s funds was on a useless law suit which the lawyers were only happy to oblige them.Nowadays,the only where you see the membership are at occasional funerals.As for the funds Messrs SKand PY are yet to tell the membership what happened to it.\
Organization(F).Was one of the very first rising entities in the community because of the cultural marriage of one of their members to a person of another ethnic group.They too held very successful events that attracted members of the community.Things continued well with them until they elected a fellow who has just arrived in the country.As he was jobless,the funds of the organization became his unemployment insurance.By the time the membership woke up to reality,the bank account was red and the organization went into extinction.
Organization (G).Organization G,was part of the breakaway from a very large group who left because they felt marginalized.Out of cravenness,they elected as leader a guy who claimed he holds a medical qualification from Liberia.He was attended virtually every medical school in the USA that can admit him for the purposes of a license he has yet to graduate from one.He perfected in checking writing to himself so much that the bank had to writ and remind him that he has written too much checks to himself than the actual finance can accomodate.The membership has yet to find out his current whereabouts.As for the organization,it has died perpetual death.
Organization(H).Last by no means the least is this organization.it was a very prestigious entity because of is uniqueness in the polity of Sierra Leone.Three years ago,they embarked on an elaborate fundraising venture designed to raise its profile to the zenith of Mount Everest.The funds were giving to a very senior official in the movement for onward transmission back home where it was needed.Up to the time of writing this piece members are yet to be told what its whereabouts.
Organization (I) held a fund raising dance,gave tickets to the membership for sale.When the dance was over,every body collected their salaries and no one ever reported what was realized from the exercise.
With this type of mentality,it is very difficult to make any meaningful contribution toward the national effort in resuscitating the economy of the nation from it current predicament to respectable dignity with this degree of moral failure,and fundamental dishonesty on the part of our organization officials.For us to see the advancement of that nation,people must be prepared to change their,attitude,mentality,and perception about national service.The get quick rich mentality must yield place to patriotism,sacrifice,and personal moral integrity.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: BONTHE PEKIN YOU DA MAN!
From: KING LOGGY
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Date Posted: 23:53:16 07/01/08 ()
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Man, in todays dollar value, your suggestion to purchase my mom's airline ticket in Guinea nets me a $1,070 surplus. Moroccan Airline from Conakry, via Morocco, to New York is only $1,100 one way.
Just want to say again I really, really, really appreciate your help. Thank you my friend!


Subject: Re: BONTHE PEKIN YOU DA MAN!
From: Bonthe Pikin
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Date Posted: 04:14:13 07/02/08 ()
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You are welcome! What are brothers for.


Subject: THE DIPLOMATIC EMBARRASSMENT 40 YEARS AGO.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 23:46:07 07/01/08 ()
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40 years ago,Sierra Leone suffered the worst diplomatic embarrassments in two countries.One in the United Kingdom,and the other one in Nigeria .Since Foday Sankoh ,Johnney Paul Koroma and their collaborators destroyed vital records of the country in the cause of their megalomania,it is essential tat those of us who are in possession of useful information come forward and share it with the rest of the citizens so that steps will be taken to ensure those things never happen any more.

Here are what took place.In 1968 following the restoration of constitutional rule,Siaka Probyn Stevens appointed and accredited Victor Kanu as High Commissioner to the Royal Court of Saint James in London.The court of Saint James which most of my readers will not be familiar with,was once a Royal residence for the British Sovereign before the residence finally moved to Buckingham Palace.Today,it is where foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners are accredited.The principal resident of that magnificent Palace is the Marshal of the Diplomatic corps who is the link between the Sovereign and the diplomatic community in London.Let me also quickly explain the difference between an Ambassador and a High Commissioner.An Ambassador is a foreign representative from a non Commonwealth country to the Uk,such as the USA.a High Commissioner on the contrary,is a foreign representative from a Common wealth country to another Commonwealth nation such as Ghana.Coming back to the subject at hand,Victor Kanu along with his wife arrived in the Uk,and the Foreign and Commonwealth office that is the Foreign Ministry of the UK,put the diplomatic credentials together and in the company of Her Majesty’s Marshal of the diplomatic corps Real Admiral the Right Honourable Earl Cairns and Mrs.Kanu riding in one of Her Majesty’s Horse drawn carriages, left the Chancery which at that time was located at 33 Portland Place in the heart,for Buckingham Palace.

Having arrived at the Palace,their Excellencies were ushered into her Majesty’s presence into the magnificent Throne Room for the presentation of credentials ceremony.

Using the customary diplomatic palance,the High Commissioner began his presentation with the following injunctions:

Your Majesty,I have the greatest honour to present to you,the letters of recall of my predecessor,and at the same time,it gives me the greatest pleasure to present my own letters of credentials by which the prime minister of Sierra Leone Siaka Probyn Stevens accredits me as High Commissioner to the Uk.Your Majesty,I wish to recall the excellent relationships between our two nations and our shared values as well as our membership of the Commonwealth.In the discharge of my duties,I look forward to working with your Majesty’s government.

Her Majesty in receiving the letters of credentials remarked as follows:Your Excellency,it is with great pleasure that I receive the letters of recall of your predecessor,and at the same time,your own letters of credentials as High Commissioner to the UK.I recall the shared values between our two countries,ans particularly the warm welcome giving to my husband and I during our visit to your country on November 25,1961.In the discharge of your duties,you can count on the support and cooperation of my government.

These were not the words exactly by the Queen and the High Commissioner.They are standard diplomatic statements at presentations of credentials of new envoys.I only created them on my own pretending that I was the High Commissioner in audience with the Queen.In any case,following the presentation,the High Commissioner was driven back in the same horse drawn carriage accompined by the Marshal of the diplomatic corps to the Chancery for a small reception is normally the case.I am sure our new man here Bockari Kortu Stevens did the same thing when he was received in audience by president George Bush at the presentation of his own credential at the White House.Back to the High Commissioner,he settled down to this diplomatic task until he made the unpardonable mistake by presenting two wives to the British government.At the time of the episode,the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary then was the Hon Michel Stewart of the Labour administration.The British government will have non of that and so,the permanent under secretary of state in the Foreign office Sir.Paul Gore-Booth along with the Marshal of the Diplomatic corps recommended that Diplomatic recognition be withdrawn and accordingly,he was declared persona non grata and Stevens was left with no choice but to order his recall back home.The other woman he presented to the Uk government while still married to Mrs.Kanu was the former confidant of president Kwame Nkrumah whose name I really cannot recall for accuracy.I am wondering whether there is any one in the Foreign Ministry in Sierra Leone who will recall that incident.?

The next diplomatic debacle was caused by George Gobio Lamin a very hopeless drunkard second only to Unoka in things fall apart,Brigadier John Amadu Bangura,and president Joseph Saidu Momoh.It happened in Nigeria at a diplomatic gathering.He was so drunk,to the extent that he was too impaired to recognize where he was and in the process, unbutton his pants and eased himself in the glaring view of other guests.Those were the types of envoys Stevens sent to represent Sierra Leone.

Let me seize this opportunity to comment on the statement by the Minister of Information Mr.Kargbo at a speech he gave to prospective Press attaches about to depart for assignments abroad.What the minister said does compliment what I said in a recent posting that because the nation has no coherent foreign policy,it has become freelance diplomacy where every body decides the conduct of the nation’s foreign policy.The Minister let it be known that he will remove any press office whose activities are inconsistent with diplomatic norms.These were not the exact words he used but the implied version.This is where I take issue with the Minister.To start with,press officers to diplomatic missions are not usually appointed by a president.The only diplomatic appointments the president makes are those of Ambassadors in consultation with the Foreign Ministry.All other personnel go through the foreign Ministry because in the conduct of the diplomatic representation,it is done with single voice.What the president has done is to creat a very hostile working atmosphere because those press officers are going to go with the opinion that since they are appointed by the president,they are not accountable to any other official but the president.In a normal diplomatic setting that I know,the Ambassador is the highest official and every body working in any mission is answerable to the Ambassador.Let us assume that one of those press attaches will be going to London.The Envoy in the Uk,Melvin Chaloba whom I have known since early sixties is an SLPP appointee.He is eminently qualified for the job because he had held dazzling array of offices in and out of Sierra Leone.He was infact Foreign Minister in the Bio NPRC administration ,and Kabbah appointed him to London.He is ably assisted by J.B.Alie whom I have known since the seventies while he was working in the Ministry of development with folks like Olu Aberdeen,Bola Clerkson,Remi Hudson Cole,Manley Spain anad D.O.Cole before he was seconded to the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.Assuming there is a policy dispute between the High Commissioner and the press attaché,and the High Commissioner decided to institute discipline against the subordinate official,will there not be serious problem in the Embassy to the extent of disrupting the smooth functioning of the Embassy?.This is precisely my argument that because there is no Foreign policy direction in the country,everything is in accordance with the whims,view,and caprices.Ernest Koroma’s personal views on global issues constitutes the foreign policy of the country.

What I have decided to do in the intervening months,is to map out a broad,coherent,and objective model of what a nation’s foreign policy should be drawing on the experiences of Ghana,Nigeria,and the UK and I hope to visit officials in the respective embassies,hold very serious discussions with them with the view to helping me lay out something for the country because,it is unfortunate that after 47 years of independence,the nation has no sense of direction in global an well as national security issues.Next posting,a review of the national security of Sierra Leone with the role of the armed forces as the central theme.

Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Pious Foray:A true patriot of Sierra Leone.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 23:00:47 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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As a Sierra Leonean who follow the politics ofr the nation very closely,i have come in contact with lots of very unprincipled Sierra Leoneans.Equally also,i have met and heard of others,who are very principled,but low key and they do not grandstand issues or resort to exaggerated and irrational demagoguery.
One such individual who fits this category is Pious Foray who in the quest of ensuring a just and egalitarian society where every Sierra Leonean feels morally obligated to contribute his or her quota toward the task of nation building,has never unduly taking advantage of his social connections to seek political offices or personal gains.I am sure he is related to the late Cyril Patrick Foray who served as Foreign and Health Ministers in the Stevens administration and later went to the Court of Saint James in London.He would have cashed on the political connections then but he steadfastly refused to do any of the sort.He was one of the 1977 students leaders who stood up to the excesses of Stevenism but never grandstood his role.He carries on with his contribution to the task of national reconstruction without calling undue attention to himself.People like those should always be commended for their selflessness,principles,and patriotism.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.



Subject: SILKMEN SWOOP FOR DEEN
From: League Two
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Date Posted: 22:58:31 07/01/08 ()
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SILKMEN SWOOP FOR DEEN

Deen had spells at Leicester and Peterborough before playing for a number of non-league teams - most recently Bishop Stortford in Conference South.

The 23-year-old made his debut for Sierra Leone against Togo in a 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier.

Manager Keith Alexander told the club's official website: "He gives us extra options at the back and much like Neil Harvey is itching to prove he is capable of playing in the Football League."

Alexander also confirmed youngsters Nick Blackman and James Jennings have signed for a further year, while defender Shaun Brisley has been rewarded for his form at the end of last season with a two year deal.

"There's no reason why all three of them shouldn't go on to become permanent fixtures in the first team if they continue to work hard," he added.


Subject: JUST SHOOK BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON'S HANDS!
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 22:53:28 07/01/08 ()
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I was lounging at The Whiskey House by the pier in Yonkers at 10 p.m, trying to coax up a convo with this hottie who was more interested in a brolic chick with muscles by the pound and a wicked leer. All of a sudden there was a burst of excitement and cheers as Bill and Hillary Clinton and a phalanx of bodyguards emerged from the adjacent restaurant. I whipped out my cell phone to video the Clintons (forgot to option in night vision--darn!) and practically jumped over the lesbo hottie to shake hands with these Democratic party icons.
"2016", was all I could mutter as I shook Hillary's hand.
"Thank you", she graciously smiled before they were whisked away by the Secret Service.
I can't wait to shake future President Obama's hand! As for John McCain, it would be great to shake his hand, tell him that I honor his service to America but respectfully assert that he wouldn't be getting my vote.


Subject: Re: JUST SHOOK BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON\'S HANDS!
From: alieu sesay
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Date Posted: 04:01:42 07/02/08 ()
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AND? THEN?


Subject: Re: JUST SHOOK BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON'S HANDS! SO?
From: HISTORIAN
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Date Posted: 23:16:01 07/01/08 ()
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SO?


Subject: Re: JUST SHOOK BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON'S HANDS! SO?
From: Saidu Kponigboto Torkplajodu
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Date Posted: 05:58:17 07/02/08 ()
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Let not this Obama Mania not blind us to the fact that Bill and Hillary
are important people. I envy you Brer Plaba


Subject: SIAKA STEVENS AND THE TOXIC WASTE DEAL:
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 22:41:57 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Siaka Steven's greed,graft,avrice,and fundamental lack of conscience took another twist in his life when he secretly negotiated with an American Industry to dump toxic waste in Sierra Leone.The money was to be paid to him direct.
As God will have it,the community rose in moral outraged and did everything possible to ensure that never happened.That is the type of Sierra Leone i will live to see where the citizens are united in one accord to fight things that threatens the very citadel of the nation's interests.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS AND THE TOXIC WASTE DEAL:
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 23:10:59 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: cocorioko@net.com
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. "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.

55. By the time of the conflict, successive regimes had rendered the country devoid of governmental accountability. Institutions such as the judiciary and civil society had become mere pawns in the hands of the executive. Parliament proved itself to be a servile agent of the executive, lacking courage and determination to resist tyranny."

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report)


Subject: "MARGAI IS CORRUPT" APC Kailahun District Candidate, Solomon
From: Pikin Margai
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Date Posted: 22:31:30 07/01/08 ()
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News Story
"MARGAI IS CORRUPT" APC Kailahun District Candidate, Solomon Musa, Announces.
6.24.2008

FREETOWN: ABDUL OSAIO KAMARA: The APC candidate for the position of Kailahun District Chairman, Solomon Musa, who served several years in prison in Hong Kong for illegally selling diplomatic passports, has launched a vicious verbal attack against PMDC leader, Charles Margai. He claimed that his arrest and jailing in Hong Kong for the passport crimes wre engineered by Charles Margai, who he believes is key in the conspiracy to spring the trap on him while he was in Hong Kong. He said that he believes that Charles Margai always hated him because of his meteoric rise in the Sierra Leone Police and he feared that if he, Solomon Musa, became Inspector General of Police, he would more than likely set police on him and order his arrest.

Mr. Musa further said that he knew every detail of Charles Margai's corrupt acts while he was Minister of Internal Affairs and that he kept a dossier of information on Charles Margai's corrupt actions.

He outline Charles Margai's corrupt acts as follows:

1. Charles Margai influenced who was awarded the final contracts and most of the contracts went to his wife's company, Vivat.

2. Charles Margai inflated the amount of money to be paid to contractors, especially his wife's company.

3. Charles Margai used close friends to steal money from government coffers by giving them contracts, paying them off, and then asking them to deposit his percentage into indirect/proxy bank accounts that did not bear Charles Margai's name.

In addition to the accusation, he said that the people of Kailahun must vote for him or else they will never get development projects in the entire district as long as the APC is in power. He said that the president, Ernest Bai Koroma, has personally promised him that only if he wins will he release development funds into Kailahun because he is a man who he trusts.


Subject: Re: "MARGAI IS CORRUPT" APC Kailahun District Candidate, Solomon
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 16:58:30 07/02/08 ()
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Pikin Margai:

Thanks for the news report by Mr. Abdul Osaio Kamara regarding Mr. Solomon Musa's corruption allegations against Mr. Charles Margai. As I am privy to events leading up to Mr. Musa's prosecution and imprisonment in Hong Kong that are different from Mr. Musa's reported allegations, I thought I should share them with you.

Margai may or may not be involved in the arrest, trial and imprisonment of Mr. Solomon Musa in Hong Kong during the late Nineties. I do not know. What I do know is that the Hong Kong Police and Hong Kong Chinese holders of SL passports did contact our Washington, DC embassy during my tenure there.

Here is how the embassy got involved in the Solomon Musa capper.

Musa was reputably closed to the Kabbahs. He certainly gave that impression. However, he was a refugee in the DC Area during the interregnum but not with the Kabbahs in Conakry.

During the relevant time, two Chinese nationals telephoned our embassy from Canada asking for their SL passports to be renewed. I had our new Head of Chancery interview the first caller. Apparently, his SL passport had been fraudulently issued under the then NPRC regime at about the time when Britain was pulling out of Hong Kong and handing the colony back to China.

Since it appeared to us that corruption was involved, we declined to renew Chinese-held SL passports. Our explanation was that no one had the authority to issue SL passports to non-SLeoneans – certainly not Chinese nationals in faraway Hong Kong who have never set foot in SL. We advised them to seek refugee status in Canada as stateless persons – which they promptly did successfully.

Meanwhile, we received an international call from a top police officer in Hong Kong, inquiring whether SL Gov. had authorized anyone to sell SL passports in Hong Kong to Hong Kong citizens seeking to flee the colony as its handing over to the Republic of China approached as a Chinese crook had been arrested selling SL passports. Our answer was, of course, a flat NO. The officer later faxed us some document which the Head of Chancery signed in my office after our review and returned it to the Hong Kong Police Commissioner, also by fax.

By this time Solomon Musa, who was the substantive Chief Immigration officer, has quietly and unbeknown to us disappeared from the DC Area while leaving a minor female child behind with American friends of the embassy at George Mason University in near-by Virginia that my wife and I had cultivated to help us fight the coupligans, as well as the RUF, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Libya.

In a subsequent telephone call from Hong Kong, the top police officer told the embassy that their SL passport sting operation had been successful by arresting Solomon Musa in Hong Kong after he took US$500,000 from an undercover police officer in marked bills in exchange for a number of SL passports. He was arrested with the marked money in his possession. He thanked us for our cooperation.

Musa was subsequently prosecuted in Hong Kong and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment. As far as I know, Kabbah did nothing for him even though we filed all relevant reports with our Foreign Ministry.

I doubt whether Margai played any role in this sad matter. At no time during the entire incident did the Hong Kong police ever mentioned Margai's name. Nor was the embassy contacted by Margai or vise-vesa at any time.

And even if Margai did, Musa’s hands were soiled. He was literally caught with his unclean hands inside the cookie jar and so had no right to blame anyone, not even Margai for setting him up. Regards - JL


Subject: Re: "MARGAI IS CORRUPT" APC Kailahun District Candidate, Solomon
From: Joseph kamara
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Date Posted: 12:56:19 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
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Thank you John.

Now having read the criminal record of Solomon Musa I have to ask this question: Is there no one in the APC without a criminal recod to contest en election in Kailahun. Surely the first test to transparency and good governance is not to elevate criminal convicts to position of authority. Why are we as a nation continue with this destructive habit of recyling and empowering criminal. A nation that recycles criminals will always have problem with development. Is there no law in Sierra Leone which bar convicted criminals from holding public responsible position? If so, then Solomon Musa's candidacy should be nullified as with all other convicted criminals who are holding public office.


Subject: Re: "MARGAI IS CORRUPT" APC Kailahun District Candidate, Solomon
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 09:14:56 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Ambassador,Leigh,this explains why for some of us,you will remain our hero because,of your fair mindedness,sincerity,honesty,principles,personal moral integrity,and above all,your cognitive ability to call it exactly as you see it without fear or favour.You never equivocate on issues.That is why you will not be able to serve under any body's political leadership because you will never be so morally crevenned as not to disagree with the leader.
Thank you very much for bringing out the facts in the open so that innocent people dont get maligned by people with ill motivations.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Liberty or death; if I cannot have one, I'll have the other!
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 22:30:02 07/01/08 ()
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Freedom of Expression

75."Freedom of expression is the life blood 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.

76. A free press ranks alongside an independent judiciary as one of the most important counter forces to the excesses of both the public and private sectors. The media should be free of political patronage. The degree to which the media is independent is the degree to which it can perform an effective public watchdog function on the conduct of public officials and powerful individuals in society. Laws establishing "freedom of expression"require support and enforcement from the courts. Without an independent judiciary, press freedom cannot be maintained."

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Rpeort}


Subject: Mandela finally dropped from US terror watch list
From: Researcher
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Date Posted: 22:27:02 07/01/08 ()
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[Culled from Yahoo News]
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States has removed former South African president Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress from a three-decade old immigration watch list for possible terrorists, the White House said Tuesday.

In time for the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner's 90th birthday on July 18, President George W. Bush signed a bill Tuesday which effectively ended a system in which Mandela had to get special certification from the US secretary of state that he is not a terrorist in order to visit the United States.

Now Mandela and members of the ANC will be able to simply apply for visas to travel to the United States, the State Department said.

"Today the United States finally has removed from its legal code a vestige of that time of collective insults against human dignity," said House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman, one of the bill's supporters.

"The label of 'terrorist' will no longer be affixed to associates of the ANC -- among them one of the world's great heroes, Nelson Mandela. Our country stands with those who struggled to bring the reprehensible system of apartheid to an end," Berman said.

The measure authorizes US officials "to determine that provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act that render aliens inadmissible due to terrorist or criminal activities would not apply with respect to activities undertaken in association with the African National Congress in opposition to apartheid rule in South Africa."

Mandela won the Nobel peace price in 1993, and was president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

The measure ensures "that there aren't any extra hoops for either a distinguished individual, like former President Mandela, or other members of the African National Congress to get a US visa," said State Department spokesman Tom Casey.

He explained that the original purpose of the law, introduced during the 1980s while Ronald Reagan was president, was to fight terrorism. "So we're pleased that we could make this correction to what is otherwise a good and important piece of legislation," he said.

In April, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged a Senate committee to remove the restrictions on the ANC party, calling it a "rather embarrassing matter that I still have to waive in my own counterpart, the foreign minister of South Africa, not to mention the great leader Nelson Mandela."

When a similar bill passed the House of Representatives last month, Barbara Lee, a California Democrat who co-sponsored it, said she was "especially pleased we are taking this important step to finally right this inexcusable wrong."

Lee and others said the legislation was anachronistic and wrongfully labeled heroes and freedom fighters as terrorists.

Lee recalled that under the original legislation ANC officials could travel to United Nations headquarters in New York but not to Washington or other parts of the United States.

The United States has "moved closer at last to removing the great shame of dishonoring this great leader by including him on our government's terror watch list," Senator John Kerry said after the bill was passed in Congress Friday.


Subject: Re: Mandela finally dropped from US terror watch list
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 23:08:12 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
It was such a shame that the US government all these years kept a
noble person like Mandela on such a list. ANC should never have been
considered a terrorist organisation in the first place place, but should
definitely have been removed from this list when they became the
legitimate government of South Africa and gave up armed resistance.

This is a move in the right direction though, and represents another
milestone in the slow march towards basic human equality.


Subject: In the case of Eddie Grant vs Kutubu Koroma we the Jury...
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 22:06:15 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma is poluting the forum relentlessly


Posted by Eddie Grant on July 01, 2008 at 19:14:23:

I hold no grudge against this fine gentleman, but since he arrived on this forum, he hardly give chance to others to write theirs. He continiusly send post after post most of which are not relevant to national development.

I want to ask you to please tone down a bit, some of the history you're pasting here is irrelevant. You're a very good writer so please give if you can suggestions that can make a difference in today's SaLone Development.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
We the Jury Finds that:
THIS COCORIOKO FORUM has been set up to provide Sierra Leoneans with a vehicle through which they can express their views about matters affecting their country. It must be made quite clear that the views expressed on this forum in no way represent the position of the COCORIOKO Newspaper on these issues. Articles written on this forum solely represent the views of the writers, not COCORIOKO.


Subject: Re: KUTUBU A RUNAWAY VIRUS FROM THE AT FORUM
From: O'toole
To: All
Date Posted: 22:22:13 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: otoolekargbo@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-65-186-220-54.insight.res.rr.com at 65.186.220.54

Message:
Keep it up kutubu. The mendes/Tegloma/slpp will soon see the kind of person you truely are.
KABS KANU,FORUM POLICE, this kutubu guy is nothing but a VIRUS you see what HIM and his buddy did to the AT forum.


Subject: In the case of Eddie Grant vs Kutubu Koroma we the Jury...
From: We the Jury
To: All
Date Posted: 22:33:53 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
We the Jury Finds that:
THIS COCORIOKO FORUM has been set up to provide Sierra Leoneans with a vehicle through which they can express their views about matters affecting their country. It must be made quite clear that the views expressed on this forum in no way represent the position of the COCORIOKO Newspaper on these issues. Articles written on this forum solely represent the views of the writers, not COCORIOKO.


Subject: Again, as expected, John Leigh lands a stunning uppercut
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 21:53:21 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"Mr. Mohamed Kutubu Koroma:
If you look at SLPP today, there are turncoats from other parties/regime including NRC, NPRC, AFRC, NUP, PDP, PMDC & APC, etc.
...My own knowledge of Nyalley's background tells me that he has little or no professional experience of substance in the US useful in his present APC job. He might have taught School but for years after his doctorate and until he appeared to "contest" for the SLPP leadership he drove taxis in the DC area.

Mark you, driving taxis is entirely a legitimate and praise-worthy endeavor and I salute all those who earn their living via honest labor. But fulltime taxi driving does not qualify one to serve as 3rd. Deputy Minister of Education in any country, especially in a struggling country like ours but, nevertheless, a country with far more superior available talents than Nyalley.

I have had occasion to deal personally with Nyalley and on other occasions to observe him. My perception of him is that he comes across as an unsophisticated, not-too-intelligent, over-ambitios Mende tribal type with his village culture oozing all about him.

APC might think that Nyalley has influence with today's Tegloma people. Perhaps, they are right. And if he still does have influence over anyone, it can only be a few like-minded unsophisticated tribal types like himself.

Please just forget about Nyalley. - JL"


FREEDOM OF SPEECH POST scr1pt:

"...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..."
(Saidu B. Turay, Ph.D)


Subject: Sierra Leone: FBC Junior Staff On Strike, Again
From: Concord Times
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Date Posted: 20:59:40 07/01/08 ()
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Sierra Leone: FBC Junior Staff On Strike, Again



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Concord Times (Freetown)

1 July 2008
Posted to the web 1 July 2008

Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh
Freetown

Junior staff of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone has commenced an indefinite sit down strike action to protest the administration's failure to pay four months backlog salaries plus all incentives due them.

Member of the junior staff association Dorgie Alpha told Concord Times that several meetings have been held with the university, the ministry of education and labour congress to address their concerns.


Alpha added that the minister of labour, employment and social security promised to pay them after an investigation into the said concerns.

"Since April 2008, we still continue to wait. When we resumed work we realised that nothing has been done," he said.

Head of the association Alimamy Sesay said he represented his association at the meetings and since nothing serious was forthcoming a 21-day strike notice was sent to the authorities which expired on June 23.

A member Rosamond Thompson said junior staff members were not taken seriously by the college administration.

"This is not the first time college authorities have failed to meet our demands. It is also affecting students on campus," she said.

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A student on campus said they are finding it very hard to access the library to read as second semester examination was fast approaching.

Deputy registrar of FBC Sorie Ndigi Dumbuya said he was concerned about the strike action as it affects the operations of the college including the forthcoming examination.

He added that university authorities were working hard to solve the problem.


Subject: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma is poluting the forum relentlessly
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 19:14:23 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.55.57

Message:
I hold no grudge against this fine gentleman, but since he arrived on this forum, he hardly give chance to others to write theirs. He continiusly send post after post most of which are not relevant to national development.

I want to ask you to please tone down a bit, some of the history you're pasting here is irrelevant. You're a very good writer so please give if you can suggestions that can make a difference in today's SaLone Development.


Subject: Re: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma is poluting the forum relentlessly
From: FORUM POLICE
To: All
Date Posted: 21:00:23 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Posted by FORUM POLICE on July 01, 2008 at 20:59:27:

In Reply to: Re: APC forces 2 female candidates to step down in Kambia Distri posted by Junior Tumbu Parade on July 01, 2008 at 18:14:49:

There's nothing wrong if he is posting wholesome articles.


Subject: APC forces 2 female candidates to step down in Kambia Distri
From: Syl
To: All
Date Posted: 15:04:18 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host228.frk.com at 12.47.48.228

Message:
APC forces 2 female candidates to step down in Kambia District

Two female candidates contesting the local council in Mambolo Chiefdom, Kambia District have been forced to step down due to continued harassment and intimidation by supporters of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC). Madam Marie Bangura, one of the candidates told The News that she was not thinking of stepping down in spite of initial threat, “but when the threat became intense, especially when the pressure was coming from a government Minister, in the area, I decided to step down for my safety” she observed.


Subject: Re: APC forces 2 female candidates to step down in Kambia Distri
From: Junior Tumbu Parade
To: All
Date Posted: 18:14:49 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: baffinfe25@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
outright rubbish, she knew she stand no chance to win her hot APC opponetnt, now she is using the real SLPP tactics "den threaten me life" we are tired of SLPPians wining about the same thing they have always done to their opponents. just go home and plan for another campaign


Subject: Re: APC forces 2 female candidates to step down in Kambia Distri
From: FORUM POLICE
To: All
Date Posted: 20:59:27 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
There's nothing wrong if he is posting wholesome articles.


Subject: For Kutubu Koroma
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 14:47:31 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.133.184.59

Message:
Mr. Koroma, Lansana Nyallay went to Sierra Leone in 2006 not as a
Tegloma leader, but an ordinary citizen going back home to help in
nation building. You are aware that regardless of the effort he made
over the years to fight for democracy over the AFRC period, he was
never fully recognized by the outgone SLPP. He joined the ranks of the
unemployed in Freetown and it was the new APC that recognized his
potential and gave him a cabinet appointment.

I hope you are also aware that APC is the government of SIERRA
LEONE and there is no problem if a SIERRA LEONEAN like Nyallay
works for APC.


I also want to tell you that I was born in the interior and later came to
school in Freetown. I never felt looked down on by anybody. A lot of
my friends were Krios and some of them are the among the nicest
people you could have met.


You, Mr Koroma and Anthony from Canada should stop this tribalistic
and regionalistic interpretation of history. When you guys were growing
up, Mendes, Temnes and Limbas probably used to hate each other
very much. For those of us who grew up in the 80s we are aware of
these differences, but like each other and want to stop all this
nonsense tribalism. We are just praying for all you old farts and your
tribalism to die so that we can live as one.

I am also praying for Awareness times forum to reopen so that you
can go back there and continue your long history lessons. Call Anthony
up in Canada so that the two of you can fight over Mende and Temnes
versions of history and stop exposing us to all this bigotry.



Subject: How much corn?
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 14:39:47 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: noreply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad47ccb.bb.sky.com at 90.212.124.203

Message:
To produce 1 kg of chicken you need 1.2 kg of corn.

To produce 1 kg of pork you need 3.6 kg of corn.


Subject: Lnasana Nyalley and APC politics
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:20:59 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Sir,there again you fundamentally misses the point.
The APC is less than a year old in office,just look at their activities.They came to power using the full panoply of the constitutional process which among other things,gurantees the citadel of free speech.What happened to the Editor of the Awareness TIMES?What happened to the opposition radio station?Are you not seeing the reintroduction of the criminal lawlessness,and violence injected in the political process for the forth coming District Council elections?.I am an SLPP only on the progressive path.I have never remained silent over the misdeeds of the SLPP such as their miserable ten years of unaccomplishments.What is at issue here is principles.Perhaps if you were or are privy to the video recordings of the activities and statements by most of these fellows,you will see things from the same prism as i do.Unfortunately you happen to be one of those hard core Nyalleylites who will never be convinced by infractions of principles.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Re: Lnasana Nyalley and APC politics
From: Syl
To: All
Date Posted: 15:34:49 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host228.frk.com at 12.47.48.228

Message:
I am SLPP true and true. I am also a member of Tegloma. Dr. Nyallay is not representing anyone in the current government. The idea that he was not given a position in the last SLPP government is rather laughable at best. Dr Nyallay like many people living outside Sierra Leone wants to return to that country with everything perfect for them. If he truely loves that country and if his stay in USA was productive, he should have been providing employment facilities for others rather than waiting for someone to appoint him to a cabinet position. No one stood in his way to contest the election as a parliamentarian.
As a past student of FBC, his involvement in the SU election was as best uncalled for. Ministers should have nothing to do with SU elections.APC is currently doing exactly what I expected them to do. They lack ideas and they are blaming the global economy for all their ills. These bunch of ministers and Co do not have a clue about economic management. I feel sorry for my people.
If you are a progressive SLPP member like me, let us continue working in the interest of our people.

Cheers,
Syl


Subject: Re: Lnasana Nyalley and APC politics
From: Junior Tumbu Parade
To: All
Date Posted: 18:38:22 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: baffinfe25@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
i suggest you seat back and read your rants before you post them. you and your so called slpp have no shame at all. i am not suprised at your terrible opinion what am suprised at is that you continue to be blind folded when it comes to what party has the interest of the sierra leone people. eleven years in power for certain people and ten months in office for the sierra leone people, now i want you to do the math "student" i think somebody needs to educate you guys about what is good from bad.


Subject: Nyalley is just an oppotunist
From: Ahmed Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 15:04:47 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Mr Kutubu I agree with you entirely.

The likes of Nyalley are better just ignored. Having no principles or self control is perhaps the strongest symptom of deceipt. I frankly think Mr Nyalley has found a niche that perfectly suits his attributes.


Subject: WHAT LANSANA NYALLEY SAID ON VIDEO TAPE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:04:06 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
At one of those Tegloma Washington meetings,Lansana Nyalley once said on video tape:
"I WAS BORN SLPP,AND I WILL DIE SLPP".
Why the sudden change of heart now?
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Re: WHAT LANSANA NYALLEY SAID ON VIDEO TAPE.
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:17:58 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Mr. Mohamed Kutubu Koroma:

Please keep in mind that Lansana Nyalley is still alive. Hence he might still keep his pledge to "die SLPP" by the simple expedient of returning to SLPP later after the end of his sub-Cabinet position service - just as the numerous other SLPP turncoat-opportunists have done.

If you look at SLPP today, there are turncoats from other parties/regime including NRC, NPRC, AFRC, NUP, PDP, PMDC & APC, etc.

The excuse by "Truth" elsewhere in this thread that Nyalley switched over to APC merely because Kabbah did not give him an appointment is childish. First, membership in a political organization is for the purpose of helping to assist in achieving certain policy goals, rather than as a job-hunting exercise.

Second, many more qualified SLPPers were not given jobs but are still SLPPers. Some SLPPers even faced bogus charges, were arrested and jailed by the defeated regime. Yet they never lobbied for APC jobs.

There is simply not enough jobs to go around and unless we fix out country, job scarcity will be the order of the day. Nyalley can't do much to help fix our country as it seems to me his agenda is personal gain.

My own knowledge of Nyalley's background tells me that he has little or no professional experience of substance in the US useful in his present APC job. He might have taught School but for years after his doctorate and until he appeared to "contest" for the SLPP leadership he drove taxis in the DC area.

Mark you, driving taxis is entirely a legitimate and praise-worthy endeavor and I salute all those who earn their living via honest labor. But fulltime taxi driving does not qualify one to serve as 3rd. Deputy Minister of Education in any country, especially in a struggling country like ours but, nevertheless, a country with far more superior available talents than Nyalley.

I have had occasion to deal personally with Nyalley and on other occasions to observe him. My perception of him is that he comes across as an unsophisticated, not-too-intelligent, over-ambitios Mende tribal type with his village culture oozing all about him.

APC might think that Nyalley has influence with today's Tegloma people. Perhaps, they are right. And if he still does have influence over anyone, it can only be a few like-minded unsophisticated tribal types like himself.

Please just forget about Nyalley. - JL


Subject: Re: WHAT LANSANA NYALLEY SAID ON VIDEO TAPE.
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:06 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
Entered From: pool-72-75-115-252.washdc.east.verizon.net at 72.75.115.252

Message:
Mr. LEIGH , Are we going back to the old days of Stevens and his political theory? We saw how cleverly Stevens captured valuable politicians and mounted his one party political KINGDOM. The one party caused serious problems and " a bitter bloody war" no one wanted but no one could prevent.It is impossible to maintain a strong opposition if cross overs are encouraged.The question is simple ,Who will trust these crossover guys in politics?


Subject: Re: WHAT LANSANA NYALLEY SAID ON VIDEO TAPE.
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:32:49 07/02/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Mr. Jawara:

The days of Siaka Stevens are long past & gone and unlikely to return - except SL reverts to a one-party state at some future point. I believe that such is unlikely to happen during the next few decades.

For your information, Stevens used the inauguration of his one-party state to officially include an SLPP element into his APC-led one-party government. Those SLPPers who initially joined that government ought to be given the benefit of doubt as to why they took the bait. SLPPers then had no choice as SLPP and other parties were proscribed under the one-party law.

Besides, Stevens had strong Mendi connections and antecedents and was well liked in Mendiland as well as in the Western Area. Please don't forget that it was Sir Albert's haughtiness and childish tribalism that drove Stevens away - and many Mende and Creole SLPPers willingly followed him to the APC out of anger.

What is happening today is different. APC is simply trying to extent its base into the SLPP heartland by enticing SLPP members with cheap appointments. In my opinion, no genuine SLPPer will ever accept any of those appointments - no matter how ambitious or financially desperate - so long as SLPP is willing and ready to put its house in order and is being seen to be doing as such by the generality of the membership at home and abroad! Failing that anything could happen.

Unfortunately for the APC, only marginal or kalo-kalo former SLPPers have agreed to associate with them. Key reputable SLPPers have avoided the APC altogether like the plague.

By sucking in SLPP marginal types, APC inadvertently strengthens the SLPP! Lets see how this plays out during the next two years. Thanks for asking. - JL


Subject: HOW THE 1967 CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS WAS FINALLY SETTLED:
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:34:13 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Following the March 17,1967 inconclusive olymic of elections,the army intervened and abolished constitutional rule.
In 1967 of March,the NRC administration of Juxon-Smith appointed a number of bodies to examine various arms of governments.Tehre were foure such major bodies,the Foster,Beoku-Betts,Percy Davies,and the Dove Edwin.
Of those four,the Dove-Edwin was the most potent and as a matter of the fact,it was the road map that eventually led to the overthrow of the NRC.Without going into specifics because it has been sufficiently covered in the Awareness Times and this is just a sanitised version of it,the commission concluded that albeit the election was fought on tribalistic basis,The APC nontheless clearly won the contest.Remember that on nomination day,the SLPP with Albert Margai and Maigore Kallon,were among six candidates who were returned unopposed to parliament.The APC impeached the integrity of that and so they claimed that it was 32 seats for the APC,AND 26,seats for the SLPP.The Governor General's appeal for a negotiated settlement that will produce a national government,fell on deaf ears on the part of Stevens.The commissions' finding was passed over to another committee headed by the political activist Dr.Sarlif Esmond,who use the inaugural occassion of the committee to lambaste the soldiers for meddling in national politics.Blake,Jumu,Kaisamba,and Leigh favoured a restoration of civilian rule.Juxon-Smith on the contrary was not in favour.Word was that he was bent on imposing a republic on the nation with him as the executive head but due to providential intervention on the part of Patrick Conteh and Emadu Rogers,at the instigations of Stevens,Bangura,and Seoku Toure,the NRC was overthrown in the early morning of April 18,1968,and the commission's finding confirmed the Governor General's constitutional action in the appointment of Siaka Stevens as Prime Minister on March 21st,1967,which was prevented by Brigadier David Lansana,and Lt.Samuel Hinga Norman.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: WELL JUSTICE BEOKU-BETTS,AND CHIEF KEBBIE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 12:48:57 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
HOW THE BATTLE ROYAL BETWEEN WESTERN CIVILIZATION,AND CULTURAL TRADITION PLAYED ITSELF BETWEEN HIS LORDSHIP JUSTICE RONAL WILLIAM BEOKU-BETTS AND PARAMOUNT CHIEF KEBBIE OF THE PUJEHUN PLAYED ITSELF OUT IN THE OPEN AND THE ULTIMATE VICTOR:
======================================================
Our compatriots who were born and raised in freetown and were the very first to be privy to western civilization through academia have always demonstrated abiding contempt for us who come from upland.To be very honest,i was never subjected to contempt and disrespect and that i owe to the Aku community in Fourah Bay who did everything possible to make me feel as one of them.
It cannot be said of other less fortunate brothers and sisters fron Bo,Kenema,Port Loko,Makeni and Mateboi.Such flagrant disrespect for culture demonstrated itself in the glaring view of the public at the Beoku-Betts commission of enquiry looking into the activities of the SLPMB under the management of Suliaman Jabbati.
One of the witnesses paramount chief Kebbie a natural ruler and custodian of cultural heritage appeard before the commission decked in cultural regalia with all the assessories that included a specially designed arm band.Readers who are old enough and followed Sierra Leone politics recall Bai Kafarie and the ring that was stuck in his nose.
His lordship not amused by the Chief's ostentatious and fearful appearance ordered him to divest himself of the arm band.I think His Lordship out of stark ignorance for culture and tradition felt that the band on the chief;s wrist was panicious to his safety(Juju).
The chief took the flagrant disrespect in stride and assured His Lordship that he will no longer see the band around his wrist.The commission adjourned on Firday afternoon and Saturday,Justice Beoku-Betts went for a cricket match,returned home,and at night retired to the inner most recesses of his palatial surroundings only to expire in his sleep.The next day,it was talk all over Freetown about the encounter between the chief and the Judge,who did not leave to see the band around the chief's wrist as he promised him.The next thing that i read when i filed past his remains at constitution house was an injunction that said:"ALL THAT PASSETH LOOKETH.AS YE ARE,SO,I WAS."With that the nation said farewell to the Judge who was lying in a state of animated suspension waiting to be returned to his maker.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.BA


Subject: Re: WELL JUSTICE BEOKU-BETTS,AND CHIEF KEBBIE.
From: ...........27
To: All
Date Posted: 13:40:07 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:
kutubu lef dem krio people dem!!!


Subject: Re: WELL JUSTICE BEOKU-BETTS,AND CHIEF KEBBIE.
From: Not clear
To: All
Date Posted: 12:55:43 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: socrates.la.psu.edu at 146.186.141.163

Message:
"Our compatriots who were born and raised in freetown ...have [always demonstrated abiding contempt for [[US]] who come from upland].To be very honest,[I WAS NEVER] subjected to contempt..."

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So which one is it? You have never been subjected to such contempt, yet you so conveniently claim that [they] show contempt for 'us'???


Subject: Re: WELL JUSTICE BEOKU-BETTS,AND CHIEF KEBBIE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:10:04 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-21-144.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.21.144

Message:
Sir,sometimes,a person who lays claim to academia should be able to conjecture things without revealing a whole lot.In America,they say,"read between the lines".I purposely did not want to appear to be sounding tribalistic that was why i left it to the readers to conjucture for themselves.Any sensible person who says my nane is Grorge Dove -Edwin,whill know where you come from and what ethnic group you belong to,,.On the contrary,if i say my nane is Abu Karimu,again,they will know where i am from and where i belong.If this can not give you any notion as to what i am driving at,then you will not force me to sound tribalistic.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: HOW ABOUT GEORGE GOBIO LAMIN?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 12:13:02 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Can the readers believe how George Gobion Laminone of the lackeys of Stevens who was sent to Nigeria and in the course of a diplomatic social get together,he was so hopelessly drunk,that he forgot his surrounding,and thereup,eased himself to the shocking surprise of the other guests.Those were the types of Diplomats Stevens appointed to foreign countries to represent Sierra Leone.


Subject: GEORGE GOBIO LAMIN vs EBK'S APC MINISTERS TODAY?
From: Kakpindi
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Date Posted: 14:07:12 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
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HE Bai Koroma seems to be copying from Siaka Steven's book - One of his Ministers was literally doing worse on Mutala Mohamed Runway in Lagos - peeing in public. The other Minister getting so drunk in the US, that he vomitted on a trooper's neatly ironed uniform.

What a shame. And Mensa tells Master Jacob Kanu that the President cannot do anything about Ministers behaving badly in public.

p/s
Rev your teaser on on the book is very intriguing. Please please tease me more. Its definitely something I'll want to read. Best Wishes!


Subject: Re: KUTUBU, YOU'RE SPOT ON-- HOW ABOUT GEORGE GOBIO LAMIN?
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 12:52:23 07/01/08 ()
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KUTUBU,

You are spot on. Do we think alike ?Many of the past things you write about are issues in my mind. You have introduced a character who occupies 5 pages in the book I am writing.

Gobio was the man sent to Bo to become Resident Minister, South, who proclaimed himself GOD OF THE SOUTH. HE made a decree (verbal) that nobody should say :BY THE GRACE OF GOD. You should say : BY GOBIO'S GRACE . He was the most arrogant man God ever created. When he bought his brand-new mercedes Deluxe-GOB10 -he worshipped that car so much if you as much as touched it while passing and he sees you, he will have you detained and given a duster and bucket of water to wash it clean. You dared not overtake him in those days. He will have you arrested.

He gave a verbal decree that no vehicle must drive by The Lodge, Reservation , while he was having his siesta .A truck driver did one day. Gobio jumped into his car ,cut him off and told him to reverse all the way back to town via the dusty Police Barracks road while he drove behind his front cab. And he warned the man that if he did not reverse enough and his benz hit the truck, he will go to jail. The poor man had the excruciating task of reversing under great strain all the way back to town , while Gobio drove behind him .If he had not been a skilfull driver, he would have gone to jail.

Lots more but I want to save you the details until you read my book 'KAKPINDI' .


Subject: Re: KUTUBU, YOU'RE SPOT ON-- HOW ABOUT GEORGE GOBIO LAMIN?
From: Joseph kamara
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Date Posted: 16:32:42 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
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Message:
Kabs

I hope you wil not forget to mention that GOBIO married to a beautiful women, I think from the Hancile family in Bo. This lady was highly educated with masters degree and too refined to be in the same company with funtionally literate and a brut thug.

But there was one rumour that dubbed Gobio Lamin. People said he was an okobo. Whats is your take on that.


Subject: Re: KUTUBU, YOU'RE SPOT ON-- HOW ABOUT GEORGE GOBIO LAMIN?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:02 07/03/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Mr.Kamara,the problem with people like Rosaline Hanson is that they feel if they are not in the spotlight ,their worth will not be recognized.
When i heard that she was married to a hopeless semi literate who never functioned as a man i asked myself whether one of her senses was on vacation?I even wondered why pa Hanson gave his consent or while Cecil and Eddie ever welcomed a classless drunkard loke that in such family.They had a name for him i dont know whether you recall it.("GUAMENTI").All he did during the SLPP was to act as a foot man to top officials always carring their briefcases.The guy simply was a joke.Sheki Bangura who was the Provincial Secretary Southern Province,and Sourie Turay who is now a Lawer in London were so full of contempt for the fellow that no words of mine can adequately describe how they felt toward his person.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: KUTUBU, YOU'RE SPOT ON-- HOW ABOUT GEORGE GOBIO LAMIN?
From: Jaigboi
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Date Posted: 16:50:32 07/01/08 ()
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Joseph, I did pose that embarrassing question to Rose Mary Lamin nee Hanciles. She categorically denied it. She however did admit that Gobio drank hard liquor a lot which may have led to the many other girl friends he had concluding that he was a(n) "Okobo."


Subject: Re: KUTUBU, YOU'RE SPOT ON-- HOW ABOUT GEORGE GOBIO LAMIN?
From: Jaigboi
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Date Posted: 14:35:30 07/01/08 ()
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Gobio Lamin was indeed a colorful character. This nurse who became a resident minister epitomised all that was wrong with the Stevens era. Kabs do you remember the verbal decree he passed that chiefs in the Southern Province should provide live 'cutting grass" meat for his wedding reception? A few years ago I had the opportunity of meeting his wife and she provided me a dozzier on her late husband's life. I hope he finds peace with his maker.


Subject: HOW MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER WHAT VICTOR KANU DID IN THE UK .?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 12:05:26 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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I am wondering how many people remember Mr.Victor Kanu who was Steven's first High Commissioner accredited to the Royal Court of Saint James in London fourty years ago,and the Diplomatic embarrassment he caused the sovereign nation of Sierra Leone that led to his recall?
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: HOW MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER WHAT VICTOR KANU DID IN THE UK .?
From: Alex
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Date Posted: 12:21:00 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Victor Kanu is a fine gentleman and did nothing wrong during his tenure.He carried himself very honourable, and even now, he is actively involved in social services in Zambia.All his friends and family are proud of him.


Subject: Re: HOW MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER WHAT VICTOR KANU DID IN THE UK .?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 12:59:47 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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This tells me exactly that you are one of those who can use a little bit of help in the political history of Sierra Leone.
I also want to assume that when Stevens was leader,perhaps you were in your teens so you did not pay attention to what was going on and that is what is responsible for the monumental ignorance on the part of most Sierra Leoneans.They know everything about Mugabe but nothing about Sierra Leone.I think our BA'S.MA'SAND PHD'S will only be meaningful if we can relate to the motehrland.The intellectual campaign and moral ramification to return the nation to what it used to be starts with civic lession 101 on that entity they call Sierra Leone.Inany case when the Awareness Times forum returns,please take time to read postins under the titile Sierra Leone at 47.I revisited the political history of Sierra Leone to date and as a matter of fact,the question i raised about Victor Kanu is well documented there and i will give you the opportunity to read it your self and then you can cross check with him for confirmation of the inherent facts.Inany case,his conduct in the UK left more to be desired.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: What did Victor Kanu do?
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:16:57 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr Kutubu, please tell me what Mr Victor Kanu did in the UK.

You really are a blessing for the priceless educational chronicles you bring on Cyber space. We need some more Kutubu's to salvage the very disturbing civic ignorance of Sierra Leoneans.


Subject: Re: What did Victor Kanu do?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:31:06 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Mr.Kanu.in the Awareness Times,i have rewritten the political history of Sierra Leone,and in it i have a segment that says,"what happend in 40.fourty years ago.
What he did was to attempt to present two wifes to the UK goverment and the authorities will have non of that and Stevens recalled him back.In any case,when the forum returns,you will see it there in full details.This is just a brief synopsis of it.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Yeh yeh yeeeh!
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 15:21:55 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
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Message:
Well Mr Victor Kanu should have checked the legality of polygamy in UK.

As a very high ranking diplomat of his days, one would expect he had some basic intelligence to check whether his hosts would frown on such practice. I am sure he may have even had some 'pardon' if his name was Sheik V Kanu... do not ask me what the V means.

It was just poor taste on Mr kanu's part. Serious diplomats have to thoroughly understand cultures of host country or quickly learn to blend in.

Paa Kanu should have opted for Saudi instead, period... or he was just not cut out for diplomacy. E



Subject: Re: What did Victor Kanu do?
From: Gbordor
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Date Posted: 14:54:36 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Mr. Koroma as a native Sierra Leonean I am sure your father had
more than one wife and you saw nothing wrong with it or did you?


Subject: Re: What did Victor Kanu do?
From: Joseph Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:48:50 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
You have poor comprehension, please try and improve on it.

Kutubu was not saying that kanu should not have two wives. He merely exposed the crass stupidity of the his attempt to present two wives to the court of St James.

It is almost an unbelievable story.


Subject: HOW SIERRA LEONE'S FOREIGN MINISTER FAILED THE TEST.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:00 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Her ladyship the distinguished Foreign Minister the Honourable Zainab Bangura was asked two specific Foreign policy questions in the Awareness TIMES in May,by me.She or anyother Foreign Ministry has yet to respond.It is not hard to decern why the questions were not answered because,she presides over an entity which is everything but an institution that formulates,and articulates the doctrines of Foreign policy.The questions are still open even though the authorities are cleaning the debris in that forum.I hope the questions will be left there for all to see.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: DAUDA BANGURA AND THE POLITICS OF VOTE BUYING:
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 11:40:18 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
The new self styled "Roving Ambassador" for the PMDC Mr.Dauda Bangura and his former brother in law Mr.Lansana Nyalley have lots in common.They both belonged to the APC and SLPP organizations respectively,touted the patriotism of both entities when they were on the good side of their respectives.Dauda Bangura a member of Parliament by affirmative quota system thanks to Thaimu Bangura,and Lansana Nyalley defacto SLPP leader in waiting.They both jumped shiped very quickly when the respective organizations had no more use for them.Dauda Bangura was not given the APC symbol and cannot abide David Bai Conteh,Benneh Bangura,and Abu Bangura's parliamentarism,nor we will come to terms with the fact that Raymond Kaibia is inching up his way in APC politics,and so he had to go and look for green pastures with Charles Margai.In the case of Lnsana Nyalley the Alpha and Omega of Tegloma politics,he was outfoxxed by the political duo of Kabbah and and his cohort Solomon Berewa and since he is not sure what the future for politics,hold for him,he decided to jump ship as he saw the SLPP fortune on the decline.
The question is,did both of join their new parties out of genuine convictions?Apparently not,they did so out of political expediency,and the need to be part of the crowd no mateer what.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Zimbabwe govt.: 'UK can go and hang'
From: Ahmad Tejan Koromah
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Date Posted: 11:22:19 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: ahmedtejan@hotmail.com
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Message:
CNN; Fareed Zkaria says:-
" South Africa's president 'should hang his head in shame"

CNN: So could anything work?

Zakaria: The world should try real, foolproof sanctions that are not
directed against the country but the regime, the few hundred people at
the top. Freeze their bank accounts, make it impossible for them to
travel anywhere, revoke the visas of their children who are studying
abroad. Let them, not ordinary Zimbabweans, pay for Mugabe's crimes.

CNN: The UK has been taking a lead position in condemning Mugabe.
... Is this appropriate, given its history in Zimbabwe?

Zakaria: Absolutely. Britain has long ties with Zimbabwe and knows the
country well. I don't think it should be paralyzed by its colonial past.
As John Burns of The New York Times says on our show this week,
"Zimbabweans aren't stupid, and Africans aren't stupid." Mugabe is
trying to play the colonial card against Britain, but it won't work. Britain
is doing the right thing.
Watch Mugabe's outburst in a hallway at the AU Summit:-


Subject: Searching for Liberia's Lost wealth; Will she recover it?
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 09:58:31 07/01/08 ()
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Tubman's term is best known for the policies of National Unification and the economic Open Door. He tried to reconcile the interests of the native tribes with those of the Americo-Liberian elite, and increased foreign investment in Liberia to stimulate economic growth. These policies led to the crowning achievement of the Liberian economy during the 1950s, when it had the second largest rate of economic growth in the world. At his death in 1971 in a London clinic, Liberia had the largest mercantile fleet in the world, the world's largest rubber industry, the third largest exporter of iron ore in the world and had attracted more than US$1 billion in foreign investment.

SO WHERE DID ALL THIS WEALTH GO? ANY IDEAS?


Subject: Re: Searching for Liberia's Lost wealth; Will she recover it?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:08 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
Why dont you check in the Swiss Bank accounts of Taylor,and Doe,perhaps you may be lucky.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: NEW JERSEY MAN GOING TO SUDAN
From: Bonthe Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 09:46:16 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: bontilaynga@gmail.com
Entered From: at 82.114.74.98

Message:
Hello Editor,

You mean a man going to work in Sudan is a news to Cocorioko? In as much as I respect your decision to write whatever you like, it is complete lay-bellehism to start writing about non-issues. Hope Cocorioko does not go down the same path. I mean that PATH. Do you know how many Sierra Leoneans are working in Sudan for the UN and other agencies?

Kabs, you are my man but this is way over the top. Let us stop building mountains out of mole hills. PLEASE KABS.


Subject: Re: NEW JERSEY MAN GOING TO SUDAN
From: Joseph Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:57:32 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
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Message:
I agree with you Bonth Pekin, this is a non-issue. If every Salone man tells you to print in your medium whis employment status or where he is going to work, then you will have sleepness night. Remember, there are those whose job are so sensitive that they would not dare for anyone to know.


Subject: Re: NEW JERSEY MAN GOING TO SUDAN
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 10:11:59 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
The reason I published it is to support our own. Shamsu comes from Somerset , New Jersey, where this paper is published. We want to provide moral support and encouragement to our own. Do you know how many people in New Jersey would appreciate reading that one of their own is going on a UN assignment to Darfur ? THE NEWS MEDIA CREATE NEWS, mind you.


Subject: Re: NEW JERSEY MAN GOING TO SUDAN
From: Low Grade San San
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Date Posted: 13:26:07 07/01/08 ()
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Message:
THE NEWS MEDIA CREATE NEWS, mind you.

No Rev. Kabs, it doesn't go like that, the news media, REPORT the news, they do not "CREATE NEWS". Because the minute they start CREATING THE NEWS they will end up miss informing the public. For example, you failed to report the news on your apc Task Force going round beating up people in kono and tongo, intimidating female candidates and threatening the people of Kailahun with FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! FIRE DAE CAM! But then tried to "create news" with a doctored photo of some woman, placed shakito next to it, and then tell us its was the first lady of the US having lunch with him. And when you got busted the next day, you went for confession to father public. Kabs wae news outlet create news, den go end up for miss inform the public, but wae you report the news, there will be no need to go on your knees the next day and apologise


Subject: Re: NEW JERSEY MAN GOING TO SUDAN
From: Bonthe Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 10:40:20 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: bontilaynga@gmail.com
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Message:
Kabs, every Sierra Leonean should be your man. The TERM "OUR OWN" is not appropriate. Sorry.

The news media create news, right, but to create news just for the sake of it is not desirable. Some news are better created untouched. True, Kabs.

Give the man a call and, if needed, pray for him at home, or better still ask your Congregation to pray for him on SUNDAY. I know you'll be doing this now. Praying for him is far more worthy than splashing him all over the place just for the sake of BATTOISM.

This is already done but I'll advise, humbly so, to discuss such issues on the FORUM rather making it a headline news. Please Kabs, I love and admire your hardwork, so try not to put me off.


Subject: Re: NEW JERSEY MAN GOING TO JAIL
From: Tyrone
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Date Posted: 11:40:44 07/01/08 ()
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Message:
dem wan show off, are dae travel all the tem he nor wan dae publish am.


Subject: Is President Koroma weak or specious?
From: CHRISTIAN MONITOR
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Date Posted: 09:31:09 07/01/08 ()
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CHRISTIAN MONITOR

BY CHARLES DAVIES


Is President Koroma weak or specious?

Tuesday, 01 July 2008

When a Politician says one thing and does quite the opposite, or promises a change within a specific time limit and then does not deliver it makes one question their integrity. This is why the ever increasing u-turns and signs of dithering are beginning to lead to questions on the character, fiber and honesty of President Koroma.

Soon after winning the presidential elections in 2007, Ernest Bai Koroma said he would not be appointing members of parliament to his cabinet. His reason; he would want to see an effective system of separation of powers where the executive, legislature and judiciary maintain and perform their distinct role within the political realm of the state.

However, within days of that proclamation the newly elected president did a u-turn and appointed at least four members of parliament to senior positions within his cabinet. What changed for the President to go back on his words made a few days earlier is anyone’s guess. However, it seemed to paint a picture of a leader who cannot keep his word.

Also, within the same period, after what one will be tempted to call a careful look at corruption and the body established to fight it, our president made this pledge; ‘I have campaigned on the platform of putting up a very robust fight against corruption. We believe that has been a key problem of the past administration…I am going to ensure that we pass a legislation that will give an amendment to the act that establishes the Anti-Corruption Commission, and specifically the authority that is given to the attorney-general to determine who should be prosecuted after the investigations have been done by the ACC. That authority will be removed and will be restored to the ACC, so that the ACC will have the power to investigate and at the same time prosecute’.

Our president went further on his word of honour and assured us during an interview with the UK’s Financial Times newspaper that he will give himself between September and December to amend the ACC Act. ‘Most of the outstanding issues will have been addressed’ said the president and he will use, ‘emergency powers’ to get the bill through parliament. This, President Koroma explained ‘means it (legislation) goes in (to parliament) in the morning and it’s concluded during the course of the day’.
But, almost 10 months after that promise of a revised Act for the ACC the people are still waiting for the president to act. It is difficult to believe that there is a real commitment and the political will to fight corruption in Sierra Leone. Something that President Koroma had claimed the SLPP lacked. Changes seem painfully slow and half hearted. Current plans to rewrite large amounts of the anti-corruption legislation rather than amending a clause as originally planned can be viewed as merely ‘smoke and mirrors’. The National Anti-corruption Strategy had been in place under the past government, so is the Act and the Asset Declaration. All that was needed was amending a clause to transfer prosecutorial privilege to the ACC from the office of the Attorney General.


In time, perhaps it will become clear that the aim of the current shenanigan with the ACC Act is to procrastinate, prevaricate and deceive. It gives the president and his men excuse for not declaring their assets and putting on a robust fight, as yet, against corruption as promised. It also shields the truth of the true lack of political will on the part of the APC to actually give the Commission teeth to make it effective.


In fact, it seems as if the grand design of the president and his men is to make the ACC permanently ineffectual by establishing a parallel instrument in the form of a commission of inquiry to look into allegations of corruption by past SLPP government officials as contained in the secretive and yet unpublished Transition Report (TR).

But, the president had promised to pass the TR over to the ACC in December 2007, so that the Commission can act on it. It was in line with yet another promise earlier by the president when he said; ‘I believe that a few things are to be investigated. I think Sierra Leoneans will want an answer to a few issues, and if in the process they have to do with members of the past government, then so be it. But I think the circle of impunity should be checked and we should put an end to it. If not put an end in its entirety we must minimize it. The Anti-Corruption will be there…if anything it will serve as a deterrent’.

Setting up an analogous institution to the ACC will, frankly, be the final nail in the coffin for the commission. It does nothing to help in efforts at developing and strengthening democratic institutions to enhance governance and accountability. While the argument and debate goes on about the detail of the new ACC draft bill, the APC will go on with its commission of inquiry, in effect, looking into and dealing with cases that are definitely within the purview of the ACC, thereby rendering the Commission permanently redundant and ineffectual.

A commission of inquiry not only represents another u-turn from President Koroma ten months into his presidency, but, more importantly, it is symbolic and symptomatic of all that is wrong with Sierra Leone’s body politic. Successive governments spent huge amounts establishing such commissions and used them to extort, intimidate and coerce opposition. And, specifically in the case of the APC of old, it was used in part to dismantle the opposition SLPP of yesteryear, with threats of findings against individuals failing to comply. It helped in the creation of a one-party state. This is why the SLPP should not be tempted, or view this latest installment as the lesser of two evils, pitted against an independent and strong ACC in which a court of law will have to decide an individual’s wrong doing rather than a political figure.
Supporters of the APC and indeed the President – they are in no short supply these days within and without – might argue that it is still early days for a definitive judgment on President koroma’s leadership.

They might also point to the partial electrification of the city as sign that their leader and government are on course to deliver for the long suffering people of Sierra Leone, which after all is what is most important.
Indeed, it is right to say that a conclusive opinion cannot be formed on Koroma’s leadership at this point in time, but, surely, we can chronicle events as we see them and do not have to wait four or five years down the line to do so. Then, it will be time for the electorate to decide. Regarding the partial electrification, I believe the argument is weighted in favour of spending $35million dollars towards a more permanent arrangement like Bumbuna, to speed it up and possibly expand on it rather than the one-year temporary deployment we have that will soon come to an end. Frankly, even the most corrupt establishment can provide some form of electricity for its people for a year for $35million.

Perhaps, what worries people is the fact that the APC has got history that is neither democratic nor accountable. The APC of past times was largely undemocratic and unaccountable. Its history is riddled with violence and intimidation, corruption and recklessness. The reigns of Siaka Stevens and Momoh are still vivid in some people’s minds. Therefore, when President Koroma said his administration will ‘not be business as usual’, some of us took that to mean a complete break from his party’s unsavory past.

So, what better it would be to start the break away from that sometimes revolting past of the APC by keeping his words and sticking to the ideals the President sets for himself and his government; instead of making promises and not keeping them. Indeed, what better way is there to champion the so-called attitude change if the leader can keep his word and promises, thereby removing all doubt on his integrity and bring back some honesty into the APC and politics in general?


Subject: Remembering a true Pan-Africanist, WILLIAM V.S. TUBMAN.
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 09:30:06 07/01/08 ()
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William Tubman

19th President of Liberia
In office
January 3, 1944 – July 23, 1971
Vice President Clarence Simpson
(1944-1952)
William R. Tolbert, Jr. (1952-1971)
Preceded by Edwin Barclay
Succeeded by William R. Tolbert, Jr.

Born November 25, 1895(1895-11-25)
Harper, Liberia
Died July 23, 1971
Monrovia, Liberia
Political party True Whig
Religion Methodist
William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman (November 29, 1895 – July 23, 1971) was President of Liberia from 1944 until his death in 1971.

Regarded as the "father of modern Liberia", his presidency is marked by the influx of foreign investment in his country and its modernization. During his tenure, Liberia was experiancing a period of prosperity. He also led a policy of national unity in order to reduce the social and political differences between his fellow Americo-Liberians and the indigenous Liberians. However, further into his years in power, his way of governing became increasingly dictatorial.



Early life and ascent to power


Tubman was born November 29, 1895 in Harper, Liberia. William Tubman's father, the Reverend Alexander Tubman, was a stonemason, general in the Liberian army and a former Speaker of the Liberian House of Representatives, as well as a Methodist preacher. His mother, Elizabeth Rebecca Barnes Tubman, came from Atlanta, Georgia. His father required him and his other four children to attend daily family prayer services and sleep on the floor because, he thought, beds were too soft and therefore "degrading to character development."

Tubman, the second son, went to primary school in Harper, then the Methodist Cape Palmas Seminary, and finally Harper County High School. He participated in several miliatary operations from 1910 and 1917, rising from a private to become an officer. Tubman first planned to be a preacher and was named, at age 19, a Methodist lay pastor. After studying law under various private tutors, he passed the bar examination and became a lawyer in 1917 Subsequently, he served as a recorder in the Maryland County Monthly and Probate Court a tax collector, teacher, and even a colonel in a militia. He also attended Freemason lodges of the Prince Hall Freemasonry sect.

Having joined the True Whig Party (TWP), the dominating party of Liberia, in 1878, Tubman began his career in politics. In 1923, aged 28, he was elected to the Senate from Maryland County[2], holding the record as the youngest senator in the history of Liberia. Labeling himself the "Convivial Cannibal from the Downcoast Hinterlands," he fought for constitutional rights for the Libeian majority, its tribespeople.

Reelected to his post in 1929, Tubman became, while a Senator, the legal adviser to then vice president Allen Yancy. He resigned from the Senate in 1931 to defend Liberia before the League of Nations amid allegations that his country was using slave labor.[6] However, Tubman was reelected to the national legislature in 1934,though he resigned in 1937 when President Edwin Barclay appointed him associate justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, a post he held until 1943. An official biography speculates that Tubman's elevation to the Liberian Supreme Court was created to remove him from actively seeking the presidency.

As December 1942 arised, Liberia was faced with the question of the succession of President Edwin Barclay. Six candidates then apply, including two favorites: Tubman and Foreign Minister Clarence L. Simpson. Without much opposition from Simpson, Tubman was elected president on May 4, 1943 at the age of 48, and was inaugurated January 3, 1944.

While Liberia's ally the United States had already used Liberia as a military base, the new president officially entered World War II on January 27, 1944 In foreign policy, Tubman alligned himself with the USA (in June, 1944 he and Edwin Barclay travelled to the White House to be guests of President Franklin Roosevelt—the first African heads of state to have this happen. While strengthening ties among fellow Africans by participating in the Asian-African Conference of 1955 and the First Conference of Independent African States, organized by Kwame Nkrumah in Accra in 1958. In 1959, Tubman organized the Second Conference of African States.


Upon Tubman's succession to the Supreme Court, infrastructure in Liberia is virtually non-existent.[12] Tubman explains this situation by the fact that Liberia would never received "benefits of colonization". To remedy this problem, he decided to set up an economic policy, called the "porte ouverte" ("open door") policy. Working to facilitate and encourage foreign businesses to locate in Liberia, this policy was very successful, and between 1944 and 1970, the value of foreign investments, mainly American,[12] increased two hundredfold. From 1950-1960, Liberia experienced an average annual growth of 11.5%.

This economic success for Liberia allows Tubman to begin its modernization: the streets of Monrovia were paved, a sanitation system was created, hospitals were built, and a literacy program was launched in 1948. Tubman built several thousand kilometers of roads and established a railway line to connect the iron mines to the coast. During this period, the Port of Monrovia transformed itself into a free port.

Tubman enfranchised native Liberians and women for the 1951 election. However, this fact, although pleasing to those groups and the international community, did not change the electoral outcome as Tubman used the True Whig-controlled electoral machinery to produce fraudulent results. This, however, did not significantly harm his popularity in Liberia throughout his lifetime.

Regarded as a pro-Western, stabilizing influence in West Africa, Tubman was courted by many Western politicians, notably U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. Meanwhile, Tubman courted Amy Ashwood Garvey, and had a long-term relationship with her.

A gunman attempted to assassinate Tubman in 1955 at the behest of his political opponents, after which he cracked down brutally on any known opposition politicians.

Tubman's term is best known for the policies of National Unification and the economic Open Door. He tried to reconcile the interests of the native tribes with those of the Americo-Liberian elite, and increased foreign investment in Liberia to stimulate economic growth. These policies led to the crowning achievement of the Liberian economy during the 1950s, when it had the second largest rate of economic growth in the world. At his death in 1971 in a London clinic, Liberia had the largest mercantile fleet in the world, the world's largest rubber industry, the third largest exporter of iron ore in the world and had attracted more than US$1 billion in foreign investment. He was succeeded as President by his long-time vice president William Tolbert. The economic prosperity of Liberia at this time would unleash political dissent with the autocratic rule of Tubman and the True Whig Party, leading to the overthrow of the True Whig oligarchy in 1980 by Samuel Doe. This would also destroy the economic prosperity of Liberia's golden age.


Subject: DO YOU LIKE A "ONE PARTY" STATE? I DON'T!
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Do you like a Single-party state?


A single-party state or one-party system or single-party system is a type of party system government in which a single political party forms the government and no other parties are permitted to run candidates for election. Sometimes the term de facto single-party state is used to describe a dominant-party system where unfair laws or practices prevent the opposition from legally getting power. Some single party states only outlaw opposition parties, while allowing subordinate allied parties to exist as part of a permanent coalition such as a popular front. Within their own countries, dominant parties ruling over single-party states are often referred to simply as the Party. For example, in reference to the Soviet Union, the Party means the Communist Party of the Soviet Union; in reference to People's Republic of Poland it refers to the Polish United Workers' Party.

A one-party system should not be confused with a non-partisan democracy which prohibits all political parties.

Forms of government
Anarchy
Aristocracy
Authoritarianism
Autocracy
Band society
Chiefdom
Colony
Communist state
Corporatocracy
Democracy
Direct democracy
Representative democracy
Despotism
Dictatorship
Military dictatorship
Feudalism
Kleptocracy
Kritarchy
Krytocracy
Meritocracy
Monarchy
Absolute monarchy
Constitutional monarchy
Empire
Night watchman state
Ochlocracy
Oligarchy
Plutocracy
Puppet state
Republic
Mixed government
Constitutional republic
Parliamentary republic
Socialist republic
Capitalist republic
Robocracy
Single-party state
Technocracy
Theocracy
Theodemocracy
Timocracy
Totalitarianism
Tribe

In most cases, single-party states have arisen from Leninist, fascist or nationalist ideologies, particularly in the wake of independence from colonial rule. One-party systems often arise from decolonization because one party has had an overwhelmingly dominant role in liberation or in independence struggles.

Where the ruling party subscribes to a form of Marxism-Leninism, the one-party state system is usually called a communist state, though such states do not use that term to describe themselves, adopting instead the title of people's republic, socialist republic or democratic republic. In communist states such as Cuba, the role of the Communist Party is enshrined in the constitution, and no party is permitted to campaign or run candidates for election, including the Communist party. Candidates are elected on an individual referendum basis without formal party involvement, though elected assemblies predominantly consist of members of the dominant party alongside non-affiliated candidates.[1]

Arguments for and against a single party-system:

Supporters of a single-party state often appeal to a sense of unity, strength and commonality that a single-party government can lend a state. They argue that multi-party systems introduce too much division and are unsuitable for economic and political development. This argument was particularly popular during the mid-20th century, as many developing nations sought to emulate the Soviet Union, which had transformed itself from a backward, agrarian nation into a superpower.

A common counter-argument is that one-party systems have a tendency to become rigid and unwilling to accept change, which renders them unable to deal with new situations and may result in their collapse. This counter-argument became more widely held as the 20th century drew to a close and the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact collapsed. Finally, one-party states have often been criticized for their disrespect towards human rights, however, this is more a reflection on the ideology of the party in power, rather than on the system itself.


Democracy, dictatorship and the single-party system:

Some do not consider a single party system to be truly democratic. This is due, in part, to the perception that a single party represents a single choice for a voter, which is seen to be no choice at all. While this is often true it is not necessarily the case. For example, under Mussolini's National Fascist Party numerous candidates ran for election in each constituency, albeit under the Fascist Party.

Furthermore, the single-party system is heavily associated with dictatorship. As there is only one party, political power tends to be concentrated solely within the ruling party. As a result it is usually easy for the party in power to disregard previous laws or the constitution of the state, creating a dictatorship consisting of the party. Further contributing to the association of dictatorship and the single-party system is the fact that many dictatorships have adopted a single-party system. This may be a means of legitimizing the dictatorship under that nation's constitution, or to present a veneer of democracy to other democratic nations, or the ideology of the party may require that the dictatorship rule "by the will of the people".

Although many dictatorships represent themselves as one-party states, a one party-state is not a requirement of dictatorships. Examples of a dictatorship that is not a one-party state includes military dictatorships wherein the political power resides with the military, who exercise their authority without regard to political parties or elections.

The True Whig Party of Liberia is considered the founder of the first single-party state in the world. The party was conceived by the original Black American settlers and their descendants who referred to themselves as Americo-Liberians. Initially, its ideology was heavily influenced by that of the United States party of the same name. Overtime it morphed into powerful Masonic Order that ruled every aspect of Liberian society for well over a century until it was overthrown in 1980. While the True Whig Party still exist today its influence has declined substantially.

Many governments in Sub-Saharan Africa after independence, although all except Eritrea have converted to a de jure multi-party system.

Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola-Labour Party) 1975-1991

Benin (People's Revolutionary Party of Benin) 1975-1990

Burundi (Union for National Progress) 1966-1993

Cameroon (Cameroon National Union 1966-1985/Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 1985-1990)

Cape Verde (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde 1975-1981/African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 1981-1991)

Central African Republic (Movement for the Social Evolution of Black Africa) 1962-1979, (Central African Democratic Union) 1980-1981, (Central African Democratic Rally) 1985-1991

Chad (Chadian Progressive Party 1962-1973/National Movement for the Cultural and Social Revolution 1973-1975), (National Union for Independence and Revolution) 1989-1990

Comoros (Comorian Union for Progress) 1982-1990

Congo-Brazzaville (National Revolutionary Movement) 1964-1968, (Congolese Labour Party) 1969-1990

Côte d'Ivoire (Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1990

Djibouti (People's Rally for Progress) 1981-1992

Equatorial Guinea (Worker's National United Party) 1970-1979, (Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea) 1987-1991

Ethiopia (Worker's Party of Ethiopia) 1987-1991

Gabon (Gabonese Democratic Party) 1968-1990

Ghana (Convention People's Party) 1964-1966

Guinea (Democratic Party of Guinea) 1958-1984

Guinea-Bissau (African Party for the Independence of

Guinea and Cape Verde) 1974-1991

Kenya (Kenya African National Union) 1982-1990

Liberia (True Whig Party) 1878-1980

Madagascar (National Front for the Defence of the Revolution) 1976-1989

Malawi (Malawi Congress Party) 1966-1993

Mali (Sudanese Union-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1968, (Democratic Union of the Malian People) 1979-1991

Mauritania (Mauritanian People's Party) 1961-1978

Mozambique (Mozambique Liberation Front) 1975-1990

Niger (Nigerien Progressive Party-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1974, (National Movement for a Developing Society) 1989-1991

Rwanda (Democratic Republican Party-Party of the Hutu Emancipation Movement) 1965-1973, (National Revolutionary Movement for Development) 1978-1991

São Tomé and Príncipe (Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe) 1975-1990

Senegal (Socialist Party) 1966-1974

Seychelles (Seychelles People's Progressive Front) 1979-1991

Sierra Leone (All People's Congress) 1978-1991

Somalia (Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party) 1976-1991
Sudan (Sudanese Socialist Union) 1971-1985

Tanzania (Tanganyika African National Union) 1965-1975; Zanzibar (Afro-Shirazi Party 1965-1992; TANU and ASP merged to form (Chama Cha Mapinduzi) 1975-1992

Togo (Rally of the Togolese People) 1969-1991

Uganda (National Resistance Movement/Party) 1987-2005

Upper Volta (Voltaic Democratic Union-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1966

Zambia (United National Independence Party) 1972-1990

Zaire (Popular Movement of the Revolution) 1967-1990
many Middle Eastern and North African governments such as:

Algeria (National Liberation Front) 1962-1988

Egypt (Arab Socialist Union) 1962-1978

SO THEN, DO YOU LIKE THE "ONE PARTY" STATE? I DON'T!


Subject: Re: DO YOU LIKE A "ONE PARTY" STATE? I DON'T!
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 09:15:26 07/01/08 ()
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I think of late you have been spending lots of time with your friend Robert Mugabe so you seem enamored of such repressive method of governance.
In any case,the best form of governance is governance for,the people,by the people,and exists with the will of the people.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: REMEMBERING PRESIDENT WILLIAM R. TOLBERT, Jr.
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William R. Tolbert, Jr.

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20th President of Liberia
In office
July 23, 1971 – April 12, 1980
Vice President James Edward Greene (1972-1977)
Bennie Dee Warner (1977–1980)
Preceded by William V.S. Tubman
Succeeded by Samuel Doe


Born May 13, 1913(1913-05-13)
Bentol, Liberia
Died April 12, 1980 (aged 66)
Monrovia, Liberia
Political party True Whig
Religion Baptist
William Richard Tolbert, Jr. (May 13, 1913 – April 12, 1980) was president of Liberia from 1971 to 1980.

Trained as a civil servant, he entered the country's House of Representatives in 1955 for the True Whig Party, then the only legal party in the country. He was elected Vice president to William Tubman in 1951 and served in that position until Tubman's death in 1971.

Upon becoming president with Tubman's death, Tolbert initiated some liberal reforms and allowed the creation of an opposition party, the Progressive Alliance of Liberia, the first opposition in 125 years of Liberia's independence. Though reelected in 1975, his government was criticized sharply for failing to address the deep economic disparities between different sectors of the population, notably the Americo-Liberians, who had dominated the country since independence, and the various indigenous ethnic groups that constituted the majority of the population.

Tensions came to a head in April 1979, when hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of the capital, Monrovia, demonstrating against the sharp rise in the price of rice. Tolbert ordered his troops to fire on the demonstrators, and some seventy people were killed. Despite efforts to restore order, rioting ensued throughout Liberia, and attempts to quash the opposition by arresting its leaders failed. On April 12, 1980, Tolbert was overthrown by military mutineers in a coup d'état where the 66-year old President was savagely murdered by private soldier Harrison Pennoh, who later proved mentally unstable. Before the end of the month Tolbert's entire Cabinet had been put on trial and sentenced to death - with no right to be defended by a lawyer and no right to appeal to the verdict. In a horrific scene they were all but one publicly executed on a beach near Monrovia. The only cabinet member who escaped from being shot was the only minister of tribal origin, raised in an Americo-Liberian family that was part of the Tolbert-clan.

Tolbert was also chairman of the Organisation of African Unity from July 1979 until he was killed in April 1980. He was a Freemason grand master and an elder in the Baptist church. An ordained Baptist minister, Tolbert became the first elected black president of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) in 1965. He served as president of the BWA from 1965 to 1970. Some of Tolbert's children live in New York and Maryland.


Subject: Critical addendum.
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True Whig Party

The True Whig Party, also known as Liberian Whig Party, was Liberia's only legal political party for over 100 years, from 1878 to the coup d'etat of 1980.

It is considered the first monopoly or Single-party state in the world. Initially, its ideology was heavily influenced by that of the United States Whig Party.

It presided over a society where only Black American settlers and their descendants were citizens able to vote, and so represented them, often working in tandem with the Masonic Order. The party endorsed systems of forced labour. In 1930 they sold human labour to Portuguese colonialists on Fernando Po (now Bioko in Equatorial Guinea), leading to a five-year U.S. and British boycott of Liberia. Despite this dispute, the West saw them as a stabilising, unthreatening force and so invested heavily in the nation under William Tubman's leadership (1944–1971).

The party lost power after Tubman's successor, William Tolbert, was killed in an April 1980 coup by forces opposed to his clampdown on the political opposition and tolerance of corruption. It was then the opposition's turn to clamp down on the True Whig Party. The vast majority of its members and supporters left the party, but it struggled on as a minor party.

The party participated in the Liberian elections, 2005 as part of the Coalition for the Transformation of Liberia.


Subject: Re: Critical addendum.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 08:34:34 07/01/08 ()
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Sir,you have still not addressed my questions on the negative aspects of his misrule.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: Critical addendum.
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DO YOU LIKE A "ONE PARTY" STATE? I DON'T!

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Posted by Freedom of Speech on July 01, 2008 at 08:52:15:

Do you like a Single-party state?


A single-party state or one-party system or single-party system is a type of party system government in which a single political party forms the government and no other parties are permitted to run candidates for election. Sometimes the term de facto single-party state is used to describe a dominant-party system where unfair laws or practices prevent the opposition from legally getting power. Some single party states only outlaw opposition parties, while allowing subordinate allied parties to exist as part of a permanent coalition such as a popular front. Within their own countries, dominant parties ruling over single-party states are often referred to simply as the Party. For example, in reference to the Soviet Union, the Party means the Communist Party of the Soviet Union; in reference to People's Republic of Poland it refers to the Polish United Workers' Party.

A one-party system should not be confused with a non-partisan democracy which prohibits all political parties.

Forms of government
Anarchy
Aristocracy
Authoritarianism
Autocracy
Band society
Chiefdom
Colony
Communist state
Corporatocracy
Democracy
Direct democracy
Representative democracy
Despotism
Dictatorship
Military dictatorship
Feudalism
Kleptocracy
Kritarchy
Krytocracy
Meritocracy
Monarchy
Absolute monarchy
Constitutional monarchy
Empire
Night watchman state
Ochlocracy
Oligarchy
Plutocracy
Puppet state
Republic
Mixed government
Constitutional republic
Parliamentary republic
Socialist republic
Capitalist republic
Robocracy
Single-party state
Technocracy
Theocracy
Theodemocracy
Timocracy
Totalitarianism
Tribe


In most cases, single-party states have arisen from Leninist, fascist or nationalist ideologies, particularly in the wake of independence from colonial rule. One-party systems often arise from decolonization because one party has had an overwhelmingly dominant role in liberation or in independence struggles.

Where the ruling party subscribes to a form of Marxism-Leninism, the one-party state system is usually called a communist state, though such states do not use that term to describe themselves, adopting instead the title of people's republic, socialist republic or democratic republic. In communist states such as Cuba, the role of the Communist Party is enshrined in the constitution, and no party is permitted to campaign or run candidates for election, including the Communist party. Candidates are elected on an individual referendum basis without formal party involvement, though elected assemblies predominantly consist of members of the dominant party alongside non-affiliated candidates.[1]

Arguments for and against a single party-system:

Supporters of a single-party state often appeal to a sense of unity, strength and commonality that a single-party government can lend a state. They argue that multi-party systems introduce too much division and are unsuitable for economic and political development. This argument was particularly popular during the mid-20th century, as many developing nations sought to emulate the Soviet Union, which had transformed itself from a backward, agrarian nation into a superpower.

A common counter-argument is that one-party systems have a tendency to become rigid and unwilling to accept change, which renders them unable to deal with new situations and may result in their collapse. This counter-argument became more widely held as the 20th century drew to a close and the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact collapsed. Finally, one-party states have often been criticized for their disrespect towards human rights, however, this is more a reflection on the ideology of the party in power, rather than on the system itself.


Democracy, dictatorship and the single-party system:

Some do not consider a single party system to be truly democratic. This is due, in part, to the perception that a single party represents a single choice for a voter, which is seen to be no choice at all. While this is often true it is not necessarily the case. For example, under Mussolini's National Fascist Party numerous candidates ran for election in each constituency, albeit under the Fascist Party.

Furthermore, the single-party system is heavily associated with dictatorship. As there is only one party, political power tends to be concentrated solely within the ruling party. As a result it is usually easy for the party in power to disregard previous laws or the constitution of the state, creating a dictatorship consisting of the party. Further contributing to the association of dictatorship and the single-party system is the fact that many dictatorships have adopted a single-party system. This may be a means of legitimizing the dictatorship under that nation's constitution, or to present a veneer of democracy to other democratic nations, or the ideology of the party may require that the dictatorship rule "by the will of the people".

Although many dictatorships represent themselves as one-party states, a one party-state is not a requirement of dictatorships. Examples of a dictatorship that is not a one-party state includes military dictatorships wherein the political power resides with the military, who exercise their authority without regard to political parties or elections.

The True Whig Party of Liberia is considered the founder of the first single-party state in the world. The party was conceived by the original Black American settlers and their descendants who referred to themselves as Americo-Liberians. Initially, its ideology was heavily influenced by that of the United States party of the same name. Overtime it morphed into powerful Masonic Order that ruled every aspect of Liberian society for well over a century until it was overthrown in 1980. While the True Whig Party still exist today its influence has declined substantially.

Many governments in Sub-Saharan Africa after independence, although all except Eritrea have converted to a de jure multi-party system.

Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola-Labour Party) 1975-1991

Benin (People's Revolutionary Party of Benin) 1975-1990

Burundi (Union for National Progress) 1966-1993

Cameroon (Cameroon National Union 1966-1985/Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 1985-1990)

Cape Verde (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde 1975-1981/African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 1981-1991)

Central African Republic (Movement for the Social Evolution of Black Africa) 1962-1979, (Central African Democratic Union) 1980-1981, (Central African Democratic Rally) 1985-1991

Chad (Chadian Progressive Party 1962-1973/National Movement for the Cultural and Social Revolution 1973-1975), (National Union for Independence and Revolution) 1989-1990

Comoros (Comorian Union for Progress) 1982-1990

Congo-Brazzaville (National Revolutionary Movement) 1964-1968, (Congolese Labour Party) 1969-1990

Côte d'Ivoire (Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1990

Djibouti (People's Rally for Progress) 1981-1992

Equatorial Guinea (Worker's National United Party) 1970-1979, (Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea) 1987-1991

Ethiopia (Worker's Party of Ethiopia) 1987-1991

Gabon (Gabonese Democratic Party) 1968-1990

Ghana (Convention People's Party) 1964-1966

Guinea (Democratic Party of Guinea) 1958-1984

Guinea-Bissau (African Party for the Independence of

Guinea and Cape Verde) 1974-1991

Kenya (Kenya African National Union) 1982-1990

Liberia (True Whig Party) 1878-1980

Madagascar (National Front for the Defence of the Revolution) 1976-1989

Malawi (Malawi Congress Party) 1966-1993

Mali (Sudanese Union-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1968, (Democratic Union of the Malian People) 1979-1991

Mauritania (Mauritanian People's Party) 1961-1978

Mozambique (Mozambique Liberation Front) 1975-1990

Niger (Nigerien Progressive Party-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1974, (National Movement for a Developing Society) 1989-1991

Rwanda (Democratic Republican Party-Party of the Hutu Emancipation Movement) 1965-1973, (National Revolutionary Movement for Development) 1978-1991

São Tomé and Príncipe (Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe) 1975-1990

Senegal (Socialist Party) 1966-1974

Seychelles (Seychelles People's Progressive Front) 1979-1991

Sierra Leone (All People's Congress) 1978-1991

Somalia (Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party) 1976-1991
Sudan (Sudanese Socialist Union) 1971-1985

Tanzania (Tanganyika African National Union) 1965-1975; Zanzibar (Afro-Shirazi Party 1965-1992; TANU and ASP merged to form (Chama Cha Mapinduzi) 1975-1992

Togo (Rally of the Togolese People) 1969-1991

Uganda (National Resistance Movement/Party) 1987-2005

Upper Volta (Voltaic Democratic Union-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1966

Zambia (United National Independence Party) 1972-1990

Zaire (Popular Movement of the Revolution) 1967-1990
many Middle Eastern and North African governments such as:

Algeria (National Liberation Front) 1962-1988

Egypt (Arab Socialist Union) 1962-1978

SO THEN, DO YOU LIKE THE "ONE PARTY" STATE? I DON'T!


Subject: Re: REMEMBERING PRESIDENT WILLIAM R. TOLBERT, Jr.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 08:23:01 07/01/08 ()
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What about the dictatorship and the institutionalzed corruption that were embematic of his administration that served as the bane for his removal and execution by the functional illeterate Samuel Doe?
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: REMEMBERING PRESIDENT WILLIAM R. TOLBERT, Jr.
From: Freedom of Speech
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DO YOU LIKE A "ONE PARTY" STATE? I DON'T!

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Posted by Freedom of Speech on July 01, 2008 at 08:52:15:

Do you like a Single-party state?


A single-party state or one-party system or single-party system is a type of party system government in which a single political party forms the government and no other parties are permitted to run candidates for election. Sometimes the term de facto single-party state is used to describe a dominant-party system where unfair laws or practices prevent the opposition from legally getting power. Some single party states only outlaw opposition parties, while allowing subordinate allied parties to exist as part of a permanent coalition such as a popular front. Within their own countries, dominant parties ruling over single-party states are often referred to simply as the Party. For example, in reference to the Soviet Union, the Party means the Communist Party of the Soviet Union; in reference to People's Republic of Poland it refers to the Polish United Workers' Party.

A one-party system should not be confused with a non-partisan democracy which prohibits all political parties.

Forms of government
Anarchy
Aristocracy
Authoritarianism
Autocracy
Band society
Chiefdom
Colony
Communist state
Corporatocracy
Democracy
Direct democracy
Representative democracy
Despotism
Dictatorship
Military dictatorship
Feudalism
Kleptocracy
Kritarchy
Krytocracy
Meritocracy
Monarchy
Absolute monarchy
Constitutional monarchy
Empire
Night watchman state
Ochlocracy
Oligarchy
Plutocracy
Puppet state
Republic
Mixed government
Constitutional republic
Parliamentary republic
Socialist republic
Capitalist republic
Robocracy
Single-party state
Technocracy
Theocracy
Theodemocracy
Timocracy
Totalitarianism
Tribe


In most cases, single-party states have arisen from Leninist, fascist or nationalist ideologies, particularly in the wake of independence from colonial rule. One-party systems often arise from decolonization because one party has had an overwhelmingly dominant role in liberation or in independence struggles.

Where the ruling party subscribes to a form of Marxism-Leninism, the one-party state system is usually called a communist state, though such states do not use that term to describe themselves, adopting instead the title of people's republic, socialist republic or democratic republic. In communist states such as Cuba, the role of the Communist Party is enshrined in the constitution, and no party is permitted to campaign or run candidates for election, including the Communist party. Candidates are elected on an individual referendum basis without formal party involvement, though elected assemblies predominantly consist of members of the dominant party alongside non-affiliated candidates.[1]

Arguments for and against a single party-system:

Supporters of a single-party state often appeal to a sense of unity, strength and commonality that a single-party government can lend a state. They argue that multi-party systems introduce too much division and are unsuitable for economic and political development. This argument was particularly popular during the mid-20th century, as many developing nations sought to emulate the Soviet Union, which had transformed itself from a backward, agrarian nation into a superpower.

A common counter-argument is that one-party systems have a tendency to become rigid and unwilling to accept change, which renders them unable to deal with new situations and may result in their collapse. This counter-argument became more widely held as the 20th century drew to a close and the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact collapsed. Finally, one-party states have often been criticized for their disrespect towards human rights, however, this is more a reflection on the ideology of the party in power, rather than on the system itself.


Democracy, dictatorship and the single-party system:

Some do not consider a single party system to be truly democratic. This is due, in part, to the perception that a single party represents a single choice for a voter, which is seen to be no choice at all. While this is often true it is not necessarily the case. For example, under Mussolini's National Fascist Party numerous candidates ran for election in each constituency, albeit under the Fascist Party.

Furthermore, the single-party system is heavily associated with dictatorship. As there is only one party, political power tends to be concentrated solely within the ruling party. As a result it is usually easy for the party in power to disregard previous laws or the constitution of the state, creating a dictatorship consisting of the party. Further contributing to the association of dictatorship and the single-party system is the fact that many dictatorships have adopted a single-party system. This may be a means of legitimizing the dictatorship under that nation's constitution, or to present a veneer of democracy to other democratic nations, or the ideology of the party may require that the dictatorship rule "by the will of the people".

Although many dictatorships represent themselves as one-party states, a one party-state is not a requirement of dictatorships. Examples of a dictatorship that is not a one-party state includes military dictatorships wherein the political power resides with the military, who exercise their authority without regard to political parties or elections.

The True Whig Party of Liberia is considered the founder of the first single-party state in the world. The party was conceived by the original Black American settlers and their descendants who referred to themselves as Americo-Liberians. Initially, its ideology was heavily influenced by that of the United States party of the same name. Overtime it morphed into powerful Masonic Order that ruled every aspect of Liberian society for well over a century until it was overthrown in 1980. While the True Whig Party still exist today its influence has declined substantially.

Many governments in Sub-Saharan Africa after independence, although all except Eritrea have converted to a de jure multi-party system.

Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola-Labour Party) 1975-1991

Benin (People's Revolutionary Party of Benin) 1975-1990

Burundi (Union for National Progress) 1966-1993

Cameroon (Cameroon National Union 1966-1985/Cameroon People's Democratic Movement 1985-1990)

Cape Verde (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde 1975-1981/African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 1981-1991)

Central African Republic (Movement for the Social Evolution of Black Africa) 1962-1979, (Central African Democratic Union) 1980-1981, (Central African Democratic Rally) 1985-1991

Chad (Chadian Progressive Party 1962-1973/National Movement for the Cultural and Social Revolution 1973-1975), (National Union for Independence and Revolution) 1989-1990

Comoros (Comorian Union for Progress) 1982-1990

Congo-Brazzaville (National Revolutionary Movement) 1964-1968, (Congolese Labour Party) 1969-1990

Côte d'Ivoire (Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1990

Djibouti (People's Rally for Progress) 1981-1992

Equatorial Guinea (Worker's National United Party) 1970-1979, (Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea) 1987-1991

Ethiopia (Worker's Party of Ethiopia) 1987-1991

Gabon (Gabonese Democratic Party) 1968-1990

Ghana (Convention People's Party) 1964-1966

Guinea (Democratic Party of Guinea) 1958-1984

Guinea-Bissau (African Party for the Independence of

Guinea and Cape Verde) 1974-1991

Kenya (Kenya African National Union) 1982-1990

Liberia (True Whig Party) 1878-1980

Madagascar (National Front for the Defence of the Revolution) 1976-1989

Malawi (Malawi Congress Party) 1966-1993

Mali (Sudanese Union-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1968, (Democratic Union of the Malian People) 1979-1991

Mauritania (Mauritanian People's Party) 1961-1978

Mozambique (Mozambique Liberation Front) 1975-1990

Niger (Nigerien Progressive Party-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1974, (National Movement for a Developing Society) 1989-1991

Rwanda (Democratic Republican Party-Party of the Hutu Emancipation Movement) 1965-1973, (National Revolutionary Movement for Development) 1978-1991

São Tomé and Príncipe (Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe) 1975-1990

Senegal (Socialist Party) 1966-1974

Seychelles (Seychelles People's Progressive Front) 1979-1991

Sierra Leone (All People's Congress) 1978-1991

Somalia (Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party) 1976-1991
Sudan (Sudanese Socialist Union) 1971-1985

Tanzania (Tanganyika African National Union) 1965-1975; Zanzibar (Afro-Shirazi Party 1965-1992; TANU and ASP merged to form (Chama Cha Mapinduzi) 1975-1992

Togo (Rally of the Togolese People) 1969-1991

Uganda (National Resistance Movement/Party) 1987-2005

Upper Volta (Voltaic Democratic Union-African Democratic Rally) 1960-1966

Zambia (United National Independence Party) 1972-1990

Zaire (Popular Movement of the Revolution) 1967-1990
many Middle Eastern and North African governments such as:

Algeria (National Liberation Front) 1962-1988

Egypt (Arab Socialist Union) 1962-1978

SO THEN, DO YOU LIKE THE "ONE PARTY" STATE? I DON'T!


Subject: The day i lost total respect for Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:43:33 07/01/08 ()
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I have never had a positive opinion about Ahmad Tejan Kabbah's leadership especially his shoody performance as Permanent Secretary.Eve as president,i paid no attention to him and curiously enough,i never discussed him because to me i always felt it the nation was still under the leadership of Momoh and Bambay.
One thing that caught my attention however which caused me lose total respect for what ever was left of his person was the day he journeyed to Liberia and inaugurated electric supply in that country.It was the day i lost complete respect for his leadership,manhood,and by extension his very person.
Mrs.Johnson in Liberia came to power under very difficult circumstances having to clean after Doe,and Taylor.Unlike Kabbah,she put the funds from aids into practical use for all the citizens to see,sidelined those calculated crooks,and handed over Taylor where he properly belongs.On the contrary,Kabbah and Berewa kept the funds to themselves,went to bed with Foday Sankoh and Johnny Paul Koroma,and left the nation especially the capital city in total darkness for ten years.In the midst of such monumental failure he wants to be considered a statesman?.No way.He and Momoh are at par for failure in office.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
USA.


Subject: Re: The day i lost total respect for Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
From: Broken Record
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Date Posted: 07:48:39 07/01/08 ()
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have you been to liberia? You are sounding like a broken record. Kabbah attended Sirleaf's one year inauguration ceremony. There is no light, or pipe born water in Monrovvia up till now. Sirleaf lighted a few street bulbs, and sierra-leoneans were shouting that Liberia has 24 hrs electricity.

Did you hear about the massacre in liberia recently? Have you read the lates Un report about corruptionin the Sirleaf gov't. She has refused to clamp down on her own officials.Sirleaf is no better than Kabbah or most of the leaders in the continent, the only difference is that she is a woman.


Subject: HOW IS BUMBUNA DOING?
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 06:34:14 07/01/08 ()
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Bumbuna has pretty much been off the radar for some time. How is that project coming along? Are we near completion yet? Thanks.


Subject: Re: HOW IS BUMBUNA DOING?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 06:59:02 07/01/08 ()
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Bumbuna will always be used as a political foot ball by the politicians to fool the citizens just to be lelected to office.We saw how Alpha Kanu demagogued the lack of water and electricity issues during the campaign and those were the only things they spoke about and won.
Since they came to power and received funds from the UK government to address the water issue,they dont even talk about it let alone tell the citizens anything about the funds.That explains why Lansana Nyalley has joined them so that he can be part of the institutionalized kleptocracy.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: HOW IS BUMBUNA DOING?
From: Hopojo
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Date Posted: 06:40:29 07/01/08 ()
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Hus Excellency told us that it will be completed in June 2008 in his speech in parliament. We are still waiting. Shottttttttttt, this is July.


Subject: Re: HOW IS BUMBUNA DOING?
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 07:03:23 07/01/08 ()
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If you remember, he first disclosed that the project will be finished in 2009. He said, after removing the plug to flood the entire area to accumulate the force needed to turn the turbines that by June the water would have reached the level required to do the job. Unless I missed it, but he did not say the work will be completed by June.

He also recently disclosed that by December 2008, the country will start to receive electricity from Bumbuna and this is currently the talk of the town.

From what I've gathered, the transmitters have been engulfed by bushes so since a machine is needed to connect the cables, the will first need to clear these bushes and work is currently being undertaken.

I'm sure this is one promise this government will want to fulfill by all means so lets waite and see.


Subject: Re: HOW IS BUMBUNA DOING?
From: Funny
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Date Posted: 07:18:39 07/01/08 ()
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Indeed, we will "waite" and see, Mr. APc. Hehehehehe


Subject: HOW LANSANA NYALLEY EXPLOITED TEGLOMA'S IGNORANCE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 06:32:08 07/01/08 ()
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HOW LANSANA NYALLY EXPOITED THE POLITICAL IGNORANCE OF THE TEGLOMA ORGANIZATION,DEPLETED ITS ECONOMY,AND LEFT THE ORGANIZATION MIGHTY HIGH AND DRY.
Lansana Nyalley’s debauchery,treason,betrayal,and carpetbaggery has left the Washington Metropolitan Mendi community and beyond reeling in total disbelief and wonderment as to what motivated the 180 degrees turn around especially the stand he took when he was out there asking this community to help him get on his feet financially to go back home and change the direction of the nation.
Before I get to exam the corresponding issues,let me state from jump street,Lansana Nyalley has the constitutional right of free association.What he does not however has is the right to use the Tegloma resources to advance his political ambition and this is what has got the Mendi community on edge and therefore the basis of this project which seeks to explain the mind set of Lansana Nyalley to those who are easily fooled by his charm,political chicanery,shenanigan,and sycophancy .When he comes to irrational demagoguery he is second to none just to see him in the lime light because it is against his humanity to take a second seat.He has this delusion about himself that he is a natural born leader which for all intent and purposes he is not.He is more of an interlocutor,who delights at injecting himself in the thick of things.
Now let us examine how Lansana Nyalley was able to hoodwink the unsuspecting Gullible Tegloma membership to his Orwellian chicanery.He started of by using the instrument of the potency of Tegloma influence and clout in the community by climbing to the leadership first as president,and went on to finally entrenched himself as the chairman of the Federation of Teglomas for life.In that role,he globetrottted foreign capitals and other states in the Union of America gradually testing the political climate for a future leadership role in Sierra Leone.I recall the video tapes from London where he went for the convention and during the fund raising dance that followed,he was lying on a hammock carried by those fools singing his praise which I will reproduce here for my readers in Mendi:”LANSANA YOO,LANSANA,MU MAHEN,LANSANA YOO,LANSANA MU MAHEN.He made sure his was the star of attraction at the function.Like I said in the posting introducing Tegloma to the readers,Lansana Nyalley’s interest in the political leadership of the country manifested itself between 1992,and 1996 during the rule of the NPRC and immediately following the general elections returning the country to civil rule.
Prior to the 1996, general election,Lansana Nyally contrary to IRS rules against financial contributions by non tax exempt organizations to political groups,conspired with his group of small minded individuals,to fund the elections.It apparently became evident that it was a cash for job exercise which nonetheless was intended for few people of his choice.Needless to opine that the vast concourse of the membership was not in favour of such arrangement.When Kabbah was elected,he Lansana Nyalley sent him a list for appointments to political offices names of people that were his lackeys and were amenable to his designs.Kabbah in character fashion jettisoned the list and paid him no attention.What he rather did was give jobs from the citizens of Pujehun such as Septimus Kaikai who was made Press Secretary ,Jah,a cabinet Minister,and Ansu Kaikai leader of the House.Lansa Nyally did not take kindly into and he embarked on a carefully orchestrated effort designed to undermine Kabbah’s credibility with the Mendi community in the USA.It was not long shortly when Kabbah was deposed while the war by Foday Sankoh and others intensified unabated.The Kamajors were helping to repel them under the leadership of Chief Samuel Hinga Norman.Still trying to buy political office,he agin was able to hoodwink the organization into coughing up more funds under the pretext of helping to arm the Kamajors in the war effort.The money was allocated and he volunteered to take it himself personally to Guinea and present it to the government in exile.In Guinea,his convoluted grandstanding was totally palpable not to talk of his irrational demagoguery which I did not find amusing at all.Following that,he visited the Embassy and made another presentation to the Deputy Ambassador a Mr.Kamara and he made sure he was followed by a video camera.He returned to the USA and I was given the tapes both with Kabbah and his government officials in Guinea,and what transpired at the embassy.Kabbah was returned to power for the second time,and as in the first instance,Tegloma was bypassed for any position which sent Lansana Nyalley into total outrage and he made sure everytime he had chance to address any gathering,Tejan Kabbah’s want of gratitude was impressed upon the minds of the audience.
Finally,toward the end of Tejan Kabbah’s term,it became increasingly apparent that he had his eyes on the leadership of the SLPP and the country as a whole.
It was announced that the SLPP’s convetion will be held earlier than usual and so he wanted to be part of the process.To that end,he empanelled a political action committee headed by his trusted friend Ernest Pekayande and the ultimate result of that committee was a major fund raising dance organized in the community.As usual;,I was on hand,with the music and video recording of the event.Lansana Nyalley spent two hours articulating what he said amounted to his grand vision for Sierra Leone.In no uncertain terms he was very scatting in his diatribe against the mismanagement of the fabric of the society by the SLPP in general and the APC in particular that he castigated for the existential crisis facing the nation.He said his leadership will be the panacea to the nation’s teething problems and therefore called for empowerment of the youths to come on board and offer their share to the task of national reconstruction.Even though some of us had serious misgivings about his ability to provide the injunctive relief than was urgently needed to arrest the rot that has eaten away at the veneer of the progress of the society,we were nonetheless hard pressed to give him the benefit of the doubts.He specifically made clarion calls for change in direction of the nation’s political agenda because it was his considered judgment and candid opinion that the nation’s interest was not effectively served by members of the body politic.In the months leading to the party’s convention,he undertook visits to major cities with his message offering hope and confidence that with a change in the political climate,the nation’s best days are yet to come.He finally went home to face political reality.Either for cynical expediency or tactical considerations,Tejan Kabbah and Solomon short changed the political dynamics and in the process,Solomon Berewa was imposed on the delegates.The election went forward and the SLPP lost outright.People blame it on Tejan Kabbah contending that he collided with Christiana Thorpe to deny the SLPP victory because there were several ballot boxes that were not counted in places that were favourable to the SLPP.Even though it is largely academic argument,I find it hilariously unconvincing.If there was any party that cheated in the process,I think such party was the ruling entity.In any case,it amounted to academic argument with no empirical evidence to buttress such claim.Compounding that also remained the fact that Christiana Thorpe was appointed by both Kabbah and Berewa and so common sense will dictate to any one that she would have been more inclined to favour the SLPP than the APC.In any case coming back to the Lansana Nyalley betrayal of the Tegloma/Mendi course,he jumped ship immediately it became apparent to him that APC not the SLPP will form the next administration.
WHERE IS LANSANA NYALLEY’s PERSONAL MORAL INTEGRITY AND TIME HONOURED PRINCIPLES?
I have posed this question because a man’s personal moral integrity and commitment to principles are largely measured by the positions he takes on given issues.Like I said Lansana Nyalley has the constitutional right to free association with any group he elects to belong to.But what he did here amounts to an individual who is fundamentally lacking in the concepts outlined and who will go to any length and say anything in order to win favours.Ostensibly,Lnsana Nyally,not being the individual who believes in a democratic process as was evident in Tegloma,and also as a person of legendary demagoguery,and impetuosity,the new APC convert is now mired down by the grinding and grubby dynamics of politics of the belly and has won himself the abiding hate of the Mendi communities both here in the USA and Kailahun where his people have suffered most in the hands of APC violence,and tuggery.The fundamental question he will always have to grapple with begs to know how that impacts his self assumed role of the transcendental patriarch of Tegloma.In any case the thing he has to worry most about is the poisoned chalice he has been offered by the APC.
LANSANA NYALLEY’s FUTURE IN TEGLOMA.
Lansana Nyalley must come to terms with the fundamental understanding that politics in Sierra Leone is governed by the strivings and conflicts of a universal will whose irrational impulses cannot be understood by scientific application.In order words,politics is maximized by proportional interests.Just as no one expects the Ekutay or Sakoma organizations to be supportive of the SLPP in any shape,manner or form,so also it will be a fundamentally mistaken premise on the part of any one to expect Tegloma organization to be supportive of APC in any shape or form.Lansana Nyalley cannot therefore claim to be representing the Tegloma organization in the APC because firstly,the Tegloma organization is a non political entity as required by the registraction acts of the District of Columbia where I officially registered during the presidency of James Minah.The funds of the organization are restricted by law not to be spent on any political organization or endeavours.Two Speakers of the USA House of representatives Jim Wright of Texas,and Newt Gingrich of Georgia lost their offices when they used tax payers money for political purposes.Since Lansana Nyalley is now officially a political party member,he cannot expect funds from the organization to be spent on him because it will be an obvious violation of the registration act which confers a tax exempt status on Tegloma.In the near future,the leadership of the organization will be written and seriously warned against any attempt in that regard because of its untold consequences for the organization.Nyalley cannot expect to be transmogrified into a myth part Robin Hood and part Che Que Vera.As far as this community is concerned,is membership of the Tegloma is history effective from the time he became a member of the APC administration.
A revisit to Lansana Nyalley’s behaviour at the students union convention where he threatened to invite the police to eject a member of the union Mr.Swarray because he insisted on his constitutional right to the citadel of free speech.I think my learned friend the very distinguished Doctor has to rationalize the fact that the current political dispensation calls for the rule of law which essentially guarantees all the constitutional freedoms the constitution can confer on all citizens.For him to have resorted to threat of ejection of a student whose only crime was to insist on free speech leaves much to be desired especially coming from an individual who is on video tape condemning constitutional violations and in fact the very basis for which he sought to lead the nation.It was grotesquely wrong on his part and it is indicative of a man who is so obsessed with power to the extent he is willing to trample over the constitutional rights of the citizens to achieve his political ends.
LANSANA Nyalley’S SELF INFLICTED FEARS:
The reason Lansana Nyalley have resorted to the politics of Mugabism has to do with the fact that he is surrounded by people who he thinks are very suspicious of his conversion because they knew or know where he stood or stands in the political divide.Dauda Kamara,John Musa,Raymond Kabia,Benneh Bangura,Abu Koroma,and David Bai Conteh will continue to be seen as perceived threats to his inordinate ambition to climb on the top of APC politics .Therefore to assuage their fears and possible sabotage of him,he will have to go the extra mile to prove that he is indeed a genuine convert.Therefore,he will have to resort to draconian and Orwellian measures such as his threat to have the police remove a student in a meeting who wanted to express his opinion.Lansana Nyalley should be under no illusion about his future in the APC because when the power play begins in earnest between the Tonkolili Sakoma Temnes,and the Ekutay Limbas,he will be discarded as a waste paper and dumped just like what happened to Sorie Koroma.Except he tells me that he is day dreaming for him to hope for a future role in SLPP politics,other wise,he is done completely.The case is even so at a time when John Karimu and John Benjamin are hard at work to ensure the vicissitude and convulsions that was visited upon them in Kailahun through the APC misrule does not repeat itself.
As the Tegloma Mendi communities in the USA try to make sense out of Lansana Nyalley’s betrayal of their cause,there is a relative unease presaging the political contours in Kailahun for the forth coming District Council election because of its unpredictable nature.Lansana Nyalley the new Tamba Junnah of APC politics in Kailahun.In any case Lansana Nyalley should be reminded to be very circumspect about his utterances and activities whenever he is here because I will be paying very close attention to them and anything that smirks of anti APCism on his part will be quickly transmitted back home.In that regard,let me remind him of what happened to the late Kanji Alf Daramy the first Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the APC administration in 1968.On a visit to the United States of America as I was told by my friend Mr.Sorie Jawara,he was seen in the company of John Karefa Smart.I have it on good authority that some one took a photo of both of them and dispatched it back home to Stevens.Upon return,he was dismissed without being told the reasons why.The story goes further to say that Daramy never recovered from the shock that greeted his dismissal.So Lansana Nyalley must understand the fact that Tegloma is anti APC,and there is no way he can guarantee the APC Political establishment of bringing the Tegloma organization into the folds of the APC.He knows what befell James Minah in the Tegloma organization when he wanted to honour Siaka Stevens in the name of Tegloma to enhance and sustain his cousin’s place in APC politics Francis Minah.Tegloma remains firmly opposed to the politics of APC because they hold them accountable for the pains inflicted on their people especially from the Kailahun District.In closing,Lansana Nyalley has been officially declared enemy number one of the Mendi communities and like Charles Margai,he will be disowned by members of those communities and no matter what position he is offered,he will never be considered part of the Mendi cause.As most members have correctly opined,they are never surprise by what Lansana Nyalley do because he is not the individual with the personal moral integrity,and fundamental commitments to the norms of principles and even if it were Foday Sankoh or Johnny Paul Koroma that offered him position,he will be more than obliged to ingratiate himself with them.That is how people bereft of decency and moral character behaves and Lansana Nyalley is very typical of such mentality when it comes to power because he loves the lime light.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Thanks for the truth Kutubu
From: WAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Date Posted: 10:15:12 07/01/08 ()
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Lansana Nyalley betrayal of the Tegloma/Mendi course.

This is something that we have alwasy known. Tegloma is one of the purveyors of mende tribalism in sierra leone. They packaged it and sold it as a non ethnic, non political organization. In fact while someof us non mendes were fooled into believing the lie some others like me did not take the bait. While we were pouring into the organization our hard earned money, it was busy sending the money to the kamajors who were killing anyone and anything that was non mende.

Kutubu God bless you for the truth


Subject: Re: Thanks for the truth Kutubu
From: O'toole
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Date Posted: 21:35:30 07/01/08 ()
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Keep it up kutubu. The mendes/Tegloma/slpp will soon see the kind of person you truely are.
KABS KANU,FORUM POLICE, this kutubu guy is nothing but a VIRUS you see what HIM and his buddy did to the AT forum.


Subject: Re: HOW LANSANA NYALLEY EXPLOITED TEGLOMA'S IGNORANCE.
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
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Date Posted: 09:07:05 07/01/08 ()
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Mr. Kutubu Koroma, wrote
".So Lansana Nyalley must understand the fact that Tegloma is anti APC,and there is no way he can guarantee the APC Political establishment of bringing the Tegloma organization into the folds of the APC."

Your well written and articulated article is in place. However, the above statement seems to contradict the status of Tegloma as a non-profit, non-political entity that enjoys IRS status. If you are casting aspersions and political gimmicks on Dr. Nyalley, how can we compromise the integrity of Tegloma's political affiliation and at the same time purporting to be a humanitarian organization in the U.S., while exploiting IRS? You have to be careful how you express your frustration on the web. Dr. Nyalley probably has known that the only way to achieve his political agenda is to join the bandwagon of the APC. As you rightly stated, everyone has the right to freedom of association so it is left with die-hard SLPP members to continue to hold on to their orthodox beliefs and with those who see it prudent to take a new direction, so be it. Sierra Leone is not meant for specific tribe, region or political party, rather the citizens are looking up to a leader who will deliver and fulfil the dreams and aspirations of the underprevilege. Too much political rhetoric and ideological inclinations is not what Sierra Leone needs at this time but the socio-economic development of the nation


Subject: Re: HOW LANSANA NYALLEY EXPLOITED TEGLOMA'S IGNORANCE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 10:27:05 07/01/08 ()
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Mr.Turay,you fundamentally missed the point.I have said nothing in this piece about Lansana Nyalley's brand of politics that is not true.Here is the nexus between me and those of you who profess to be his lackeys.To his face,you genuneflect before and tell him what he wants to hear.To his back however,you have the dagger stuck right.His membership in the APC politics and the visit to Kailahun was first relayed to me by one of his Jawi brothers.I was raised in a community in Fourah Bay where we have great respect for fellow human beings but never fears to say to his or her face what we have in mind.That is how we free borns differ from you who are slaves to your own conscience.Since his conversion,most Tegloma people i have spoken with are very unhappy with him.They are however smitten by moral cowardice to the extent they are afraid to say so openly.Lansana knows me very well,and he can tell you that i have no one i have ever feard in life.Tegloma is neither SLPP nor APC in orientations.I was the one that registered the organization,and the articles of understanding clearly prohibits political partisan activities.The funds they gave to Kabbah on both occassions were very wrong and violations of the registration acts.You can be rest assured i have the capacity to stand up to any one when it comes to principles.I know some of you are having field day with this and cant wait to tell him about the letter.You have my permission to send it to him.I am holding him accountable for what he told us in this community that are carefully recorded on video and other actvities in Tegloma.Remember,i spen a hole year video recording activities in Tegloma from May 1994,to May 7,1995,and i am prepared to say Lansana Nyalley led most of you guys who are totally incapable of thinking for yourselves in the dismemberment of the organization in order to pursue his self serving belief of his leadership potentialities.From Sunday to now,i have spoken with some members and they cant make any sense out of his treason.If you are one of those hoping that he will help ypu get a job in the APC administration,you can forget about it,because he has no clout with any one.I have more friends in this current government and parliament that he does and i can say this for fact,if i were to take the phone and call the vice president today and ask for position in the adminstration be rest assured it will be forth coming because i think i have more influence with him than Nyalley which i am not prepared to disclose to any one.It is because some of us are very principled and we do not talk from both sides of our mouths that explains why we do not capitulate to expediency.
I have influence with Raymond Kabia,John Musa,and most of the folks now in parliament.
When you guys stop seeing Lansana Nyalley like a God on earth that has the solutions to your problems,the better for you.He is still considered a social friend but when it comes to politics,he is enemy one one of the Mendi cause second only to Charles Margai.


Subject: Re: HOW LANSANA NYALLEY EXPLOITED TEGLOMA'S IGNORANCE.
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 13:57:31 07/01/08 ()
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Mr. Kutubu Koroma,

Politics is a game of chance, so from the onset you members of Tegloma are doomed into believing that Mr. Nyalley will continue with your regional and divisive politics in Sierra Leone. The red light of your hidden agenda was exposed by out-going President Kabbah when he refused to be used as a stooge into ushering the evil plans of Tegloma yea the SLPP. In today's political arena, most especially where third countries like Sierra Leone are learning from the new world political dispensation, it will be a sad mistake for any political organization like Tegloma to continue fueling tribal or regional bigotry. What Sierra Leone needs now is civility in ushering any agenda that will be in the best interest of the country. Campus politics where ideology and political manipulation of the ignorance are days of the past. After all People like Hindolo Tyre and a host of other students activists who stood for what they believe in became a prey to the very political party they advocated for (SLPP). So if Mr. Nyalley many others who believed in the just cause of APC decide to take up positions in the interest of nation building that should send signals to Tegloma and other parties that this is the time to rethink and revisit your political ideology. Fanning flames of hatred on APC apologists would not solve Sierra Leone's problems instead you will be developing hypertension and ulcer in your intestines if you continue with your heart of hatred and discontent against Dr. Nyalley and the APC. Give APC a chance and see what they can do for the next few years.


Subject: Re: HOW LANSANA NYALLEY EXPLOITED TEGLOMA'S IGNORANCE.
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 11:42:18 07/01/08 ()
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Message:
"when it comes to politics,he is enemy one one of the Mendi cause second only to Charles Margai"......Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.

Mr. Koroma, pray tell, what is the Mendi cause?
I am not trying to ascribe any sinister motive to your fierce denunciation of Nyallay. Still the words you use seem kinda loaded. A clarification is in order, perhaps...?


Subject: Re: HOW LANSANA NYALLEY EXPLOITED TEGLOMA'S IGNORANCE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:59:22 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
I am now preparing to go to work so i cannot give you a detailed account of your question.The Awareness Times forum has a library of my work on the political history of Sierra Leone especially the dark days of Stevnism and Brigadier John Amadu Bangurasm.It was the period in 1968 when the two declared war on the Mendi communities in Sierra Leone.In thay very collection,i have a detailed account of Brigadier Bangura's prediction to what will happen to the mendi communities once he was done with his own brand of ethnic clensing.He said,by the time,he was done,the Mendi communities will be talked of in the past.No where in the Mendi land suffered most from the sheer criminal brutality than the Mendi communities of Kailahun.Inthe carnage and wanton destruction and its manifold consequences,the Mendi communities suffered most in the hands of the APC inspired violence.For Nyalley to use the springwell of Tegloma and find himself a position with such people,it is not anything some of us take lightly.I have library of video tapes on his views on APC.The question the Mendi community is grapling with what went through his mind when he made such desision.If he had gone home and formed his own political party,and ask us to convert Tegloma as an alternative entity to SLPP,we may have given it serious considerations.The Alpha and Omega simply is that he made a fool out of us,and believe me,he is not that all intellectually cultured regardless of waht ever claim he may lay to academia.I have more political education on Sierra Leone that he will ever have in his life time,and i have more contacts with this cureen government than he has.IF it were not not for my personal principles,believe me i will be in town by now heading a major office once i let the current Vice president know abou it.I can also go through John Lansana Musa or Raymond Kabia if i fell it is expedient to do so.The fact of the matter is that i will never stand people who are bereft of principles.Their lies my abiding comtempt and condenmnation for him.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: HOW LANSANA NYALLEY EXPLOITED TEGLOMA'S IGNORANCE.
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 07:58:01 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Wow!!!

Is this the reason I hold only a VIRTUAL membership in this organization? Since 1973?

Over-ambitiousness, greed, and, the inclination to want and desire absolute corruptive power, even by unsavory means, leads to these chameleonic approaches to politics by some of these fellas. These are the reasons why our politics would never really change for the better, thus, the adage; "nar the same soup".

New wine, new bottle nor matter. Nar the same winesoup.

I hope the new leadership will forego that dictatorial stance by seeing to it that the ideals of the Tegloma Organization are always upheld.


Subject: Problem with the activation of the access code.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 06:21:10 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mr.Editor,i am still experiencing difficulty in accessing the code perhaps you may want to tell how to go about.


Subject: As More Indictment of APC emerges, Kellie Conteh Warns Sierr
From: MK
To: All
Date Posted: 04:04:56 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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The National Security Coordinator, Rtd. Brig. Kellie Hassan Conteh under the aegis of the National Security Council Coordinating Group (NSCCG) has issued stern warning to the Police to demonstrate neutrality and professionalism in discharge of their duties during and after the up coming local council elections.

The Retired Brigadier made this statement during joint meetings with Provincial Security Committees (PROSECs) on the 25th, 26th and 27th of July 2008 in the provincial headquarter towns of Bo, Kenema and Makeni. He warned the Police against partisanship and asked them to demonstrate neutrality and professionalism so as to ensure peace and stability in the country.


Brima Acha Kamara I.G


According to the National Security Boss, the police would be held squarely responsible for any outbreak of instability following the election that might emanate from its partisanship and outright bias in favour of any political party.

Members of the NSCCG and the PROSECs at the respective meetings heard reports of intimidation and harassment of independent candidates and members of opposition parties, as well as incidents of breakdown in law and order.

In the normal situations reports (SITREP), the police could not effect any arrest of perpetrators; an act that has invariably eroded public confidence in the police. It was in this regard that the ONS Boss was emphatic in his warning to the police. He said that the Police must do more to change this public perception as it exercises its constitutional role of protecting life and property of citizens.

\"In this regard, ensuring an enabling environment for the local government elections without fear or favour is part of that role,\" Brigadier Conteh stressed.

There were reports by representatives of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), Civil Society and Human Rights groups in all three provincial headquarter towns of the ruling APC party supporters tearing campaign posters of opposition candidates. There were also reports of intimidation of independent female candidates by ruling party officials among several other reports.

The NSCCG and PROSEC viewed these acts as having the potential of undermining the peace and tranquility of the country especially when the police is seen to be reticent in responding to complaints from opposition members. Rtd. Brig. Conteh urged the police to arrest, detain and prosecute where necessary, those perpetrators of acts deemed to be undermining the current peace and quiet of the country. He instructed that such people be treated as \"common criminals on whom bright examples need to be set\".

\"The Police must act now by setting examples. We should start arresting some of these culprits to make it clear to the public that no individual or group of individuals would go scot-free for any unlawful act regardless of his or her political affiliation or status,\" Brigadier Conteh emphasized.

He said maintaining the peace and stability of the country is a responsibility of every Sierra Leonean, but stressed that the onus is on the Police to ensure that an enabling environment is created for every citizen to thrive and for a free and fair elections.

\"You must demonstrate fairness and impartiality without let or favour for any individual or group or political party,\" he stressed.

According to the National Security Coordinator, a sustainable peace in the country will serve as a prerequisite for investor and donor confidence in the country, which in turn could galvanize economic growth and development. He noted that the confidence level of foreign investors and donors which has risen following the country’s success in the 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections would erode if there is any outbreak of violence during and after the local government elections.

\"The Police owe this to the state and must do all it can to ensure that the enabling environment is created. That would give further confidence in the people and the international community. We need to send a message out loud and clear that Sierra Leone has come of age, away from its brutal past and that this country is ready for business with the world’s peoples,\" the National Security Coordinator said.

He also called on the Police hierarchy to ensure that the message of police neutrality, independence, fairness, focus and professionalism in the discharge of their responsibilities is filtered down to especially the rank and file of the force. He observed that the reason for the Police to be criticized and the apparent loss of confidence can not be unconnected with the inadequate sensitization of the lower ranks of the force of their constitutional responsibilities. The National Security Boss however assured the Police of President Koroma’s support for its operational independence, and noted that it also has the full support of the National Security Council in the interest of the State.

He encouraged the Police not to allow any longer unscrupulous people to hide behind the cloak of being members of a ruling party to hold to ransom the rights of their fellow countrymen and women with impunity.

\"Those days should be considered gone. We are in a democracy and we must be seen to practicing it. It is in this regard that I call on the police to act proactively in order to save the country from any breakdown in law and order,\" the ONS Boss said.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Inspector of Police, Oliver B.M. Somasa, acceded to the charges levied against the Police describing them as \"challenges\". He acknowledged the dwindling public confidence in the police, which he noted is due to the fact that most citizens consider the police as taking sides with the ruling APC party.

\"We are people who accept our mistakes and we consider them as challenges. But we are always ready to remedy them to restore our professionalism,\" DIG Somasa said. He called for even more assurances from the State and ruling party officials that they would not interfere with Police operations whether directly or indirectly. He also called for the cooperation of the public and requested that the public come with tangible evidences whenever they make reports to the police.

However, the National Security Boss, Kellie Conteh, insisted that no matter what the Police perceive as challenges, the responsibility of ensuring peace and stability during the local government elections is the total responsibility of the police.

\"I therefore urge the Police in this regard to be focused and professional in the exercise of their functions at least in the interest of the Sierra Leone,\" he conclusively emphasized.


Copyright- Awarenesstimes


Subject: Re: As More Indictment of APC emerges, Kellie Conteh Warns Sierr
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 08:01:13 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
I have read a lot about Kellie Conteh although i did not meet him personally like other officers such as Bngura,Momoh,Juxon -Smith,Ben Kargbo,M.D.Bangura,Sheku Tarawalie,Ahmed Toronka,Joe Toure,Sim Turay,Abdul Kamara,Lansana Turay,Morgan Kamara,Sheku Kandeh,the Jawara brothers,Modibo Lymon,Juse Gottor,Kaisamba,Blake,Mohamed Koroma,Jumu,Almamy Kamara,Sam King,Tom Caulker,Abu Noah,Akim Gibril,Amadu Mahdi,Othman Mahdi,Amadu Kargbo,Humphry Swarray,Sahr James Foyah,Julian Sam Boma,Wilfred Yamba Kanu,Modu Hanciles,James Macarthy,Josiah,Larry Boston,and others,i am informed by those who know him very well that he was a highly disciplined army officer who infact pushed for an early return to constitutional rule when he served as chief of army staff under the NPRC.He went on to be National Security adviser to Tejan Kabbah.My only fear is that his pronouncements are not considered anti APC so as to cost him his job.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: APC Violence against Female Candidates: Calling Things By Th
From: MK
To: All
Date Posted: 04:02:09 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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At last someone is bold enough to do it; to say openly that \"the King has no clothes on.\" I listened to Babadi\'s interview with Dr. Mariam Matembe on UN radio\'s teabreak programme last Friday morning with much interest. I don\'t know how many people listened to the programme or are aware of why she and some other colleagues from other parts of Africa are currently in Sierra Leone. It is to assist our women who are aspiring to political participation in governance with particular reference to the imminent local council elections.

Those women, in association with the National Democratic Inststitute have been conducting a workshop mostly for women candidates, the majority of who are independent candidates. As a follow up of what they had been discussing, they have, by various methods, been monitoring the campaign trail and the conduct of the political parties and their supporters in general and towards women candidates in particular.

Dr. Matembe expressed her disappointment and indignation at the widespread violence and intimidation particularly against women candidates. She referred almost with anger to this and to the violence in Kono and in Tongo. The reports that she and her colleagues had was absolutely deplorable and unacceptable; it was not based on hearsay, but from evidence gathered in the field. She was at pains to point out that in deed there was a difference between national politics and politics at the local level which required the participation of all, especially grass roots people.

In the end, she pointed her accusing finger at the ruling APC party, who were harrassing every other candidate, and particularly those independent women candidates who had dared the APC by going ahead with their campaign. She expressed disappointment that such was happening and pleaded with the ruling party to respect the political rights of others. But, and this is the important point, was the APC listening and if so will they pay any attention?

My dear distinguished, good lady, I have to disappoint you at once and say that your plea will definitely fall on deaf ears. Even before that interview, SLBS had reported the by now familiar platitudes of the Minister of Information at his weekly jamboree that goes for a news conference, that the government of President Ernest Bai Horoma was totally opposed to violent elections. Fine words, but with reports of the various ugly incidents perpetrated by the party\'s task forces what positive steps have been taken to curb them? By the way I see that the party\'s vocabulary has evolved. No longer do the APC have thugs; they have been replaced by task forces. Their function of terrorising and intimidation with a flair for violence remains the same. Afterall what\'s in a name, you may ask? Good question too.

This takes me back to the Tongo hooliganism. Firstly is it really true that Local Police Commander Aiah Komba telephoned Hon. Francis Konuwa who was in Freetown, and asked him to remove erstwhile Vice President Solomon Berewa\'s poster from his (Hon Konuwa\'s) residence? If so, what inexcusable impertinence.

Secondly, did those thugs, I mean the members of the task force go on the offensive because the Hon. member had allegedly referred to Vice President Sam Sumana as a liar? What if the Vice President did lie, should Hon. Konuwa have described him either as one who was stingy with the truth, or one who had no respect for the truth? But here I forget that we are dealing with members of the task force. The APC leadership may wish to borrow from me, a book by Al Franken with the title, Lies and the Lying Liers who Tell Them.

In all of this, the ruling party leadership owe it to the people of this country to have a free, fair and peaceful local government election. They should leave all other anomalies to the expert in that field, I mean the NEC boss, Christiana Thorpe, whose computer experts realising that fiddling with polling station figures was not going to prevent Solo-B from winning, suddenly advised their boss with the brilliant idea of invalidating 477 polling station results. Even with that manouver, the figures did not tally at 8.30 nor at 9.30 on that fateful Monday September 17 morning. This time, we shall be watching her with the eyes of a hawk.


Subject: Re: APC Violence against Female Candidates: Calling Things By Th
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 08:31:33 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
Political violence on the part of the APC is nothing strange because that is the very basis of the party.
In an organization that has the likes of High Way,Bunting Macauley,Sorie Koroma,Nancy steel,Tiger Bone,Abu Lako,Ibrahim Otool,Bob Allen,Alie Teletele,Abu Omole,Montey Cole,and others as policy makers,what do you expect.Now they have a new foot soldier in the person of Lansana Nyalley who has joined the mob rule to terrorize his own people in Kailahun.That is all APC is about.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Re: APC Violence against Female Candidates: Calling Things By Th
From: Shock
To: All
Date Posted: 04:53:21 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
According to a news item in the UN website, female Politicans were threatened with gang rape.I really do not want to believe this, and are we still living in the stone age??


Subject: THE COST OF AN AIRLINE TICKET
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 00:52:06 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
With the high cost of fuel and other operating expenses, a propagative increase in the dollar amount of airline tickets is a given. But when the cost of a ticket skyrocketed within the glimpse of an eye, a malignant neglect of corporate social responsibility is suspected.

This, I suspect, is the case with Lion Travel Agency in Freetown. They quoted an amount for a one-way ticket for my mother to Washington, D.C. between $1,300 t0 $1,350. To be fair to them, she was told the price could be increased by the time of booking.
A week later, June30, when she returns to purchase the ticket, she was told the cost of the ticket is $2,170. How in the world can this happen? What is the price range of a one-way ticket to Washington as of this week? Can anyone tell?


Subject: Re: THE COST OF AN AIRLINE TICKET
From: Bonthe Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 01:54:59 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: bontilaynga@gmail.com
Entered From: at 82.114.74.98

Message:
King Loggy,

Just book her ticket from Guinea and spare yourself the frustration. Or search online and see if you can find anything good. But I'll recommend Guinea. Good luck!


Subject: Re: THE COST OF AN AIRLINE TICKET
From: K.L.
To: All
Date Posted: 02:18:11 07/01/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Bonth Pikin:
The only thing I dislike about your suggestion is that I did not figure it out my self. Either way, until someone comes up with a better suggestion, I will go with yours. As a matter of fact, I have just text my brother in Guinea to check on cost. I really, really appreciate your prompt response. Thank you so much Pikin!


Subject: Such ignoranc is a disgrace. And you say u. know America!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:36:07 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Attempt laughing during church service when every one is focused on listening to the Preacher. If you are not sure, try asking those who know to avoid making a fool of yourself. Not all will get there.
Sierra Leone and America are far too different civilizations. Ask and join the civilized. There are things one can change or make an impact to change but when it reaches leadership level, you might as well deal with it or make a fool of yourself. In a any country you listen to what the government says about their laws. Take that from me, I worked at State House, where I mingled with the most powerful the rich, the wealthy and the educated. A fool has no place in mind mind. Take that from me or ask those who know.
This is America.
"Bo nar failure talk." You can never get there.


Subject: Diasporans make use of American opportunities
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 22:14:11 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
We always make appeals to our leaders in Sierra Leone to adopt
policies and institute interventions that would create an enabling
climate for development in our native country. But we do not make
these same appeals to diasporans; well let me do.

Guys I have many things I do here in America, motivational speaking
being one of them. I talk to Americans about hope. To those of them
who feel lost and are weighed down by difficulties, I talk to them about
difficulties back in my native Sierra Leone. I make them see the
opportunities they have in a new light. A guy once came up to me and
said that if all I said was true, then Africans were definitely the most
resilient people on earth: this I believe is true.

Well, I believe that Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora need some talking
to too. I am sincerely appealing to all who can, to go to school. Let
bills not be an excuse. The wonderful thing about this country is that
you can learn at your own pace. Education I know is difficult and may
represent a substantial sacrifice in current earnings; it is worth it
though, and you can always make up for any lost income in the future.

A lot of you may think that school is a drag. After all when you go back
to Sierra Leone with your dollar, you are treated like royalty. People
say Bailor Barrie and you say Davidson Nicol? Well I pray to be 1/4 D.
Nicol that a million Barries. Barrie could have been wealthier, but Nicol
was infinitely more important. Without education, people respect your
money more than you. With good education, people respect you more
than your money.

I would conclude by saying that Barrack Obama is not even among the
first 200 black Americans. The only reason he has a realistic chance of
becoming the first black president of the richest and most powerful
nation in the world is because of education. So guys leave some room
for school.


Subject: "Best posting I have read in a long time" (Dr curtis-Thomas)
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 00:40:59 07/01/08 ()
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Message:
"Best posting I have read in a long time" (Dr curtis-Thomas)


Subject: Re: Diasporans make use of American opportunities
From: Sierra leonean (Born in the US)
To: All
Date Posted: 22:38:59 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-244-053-040.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.244.53.40

Message:
You have motivated me to continue my studies . Thanks a lot


Subject: IF JALLOH COMES BACK INSULTING PEOPLE'S MOTHERS
From: The Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 21:59:20 06/30/08 ()
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Message:
I have observed that Sylvia is sanitizing her forum right now. I want to praise her for her efforts. However, I believe that Mr.Jalloh will not change. She is just wasting her time. Mr. Jalloh will flood her forum again with profanities. What we have to do is set up another forum independent of this forum where we can teach Jalloh a lesson if he continues to insult the mothers of others. We too have the ability to use profanities but since Kabbs will not allow that on this forum, let us have a different forum where we too will respond if people's mothers and families are insulted again on that forum. We can have an anonymous forum for that .


Subject: Re: IF JALLOH COMES BACK INSULTING PEOPLE'S MOTHERS
From: CHIEFDOM RARAY BOYS DEM
To: All
Date Posted: 00:30:14 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: cocorioko@net.com
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Message:

After being tortured by rebels, Chernor Jalloh is now CRAZY

Jalloh,Chernor (Male) - 1995 in Ribbi, Moyamba - Displaced and property destroyed. Forced to labour. Assaulted, tortured and stripped.

Jalloh, Chernor (Male) - 1997 in Gbense, Kono - Property looted. Abducted and detained. Tortured.



Subject: Re: IF JALLOH COMES BACK INSULTING PEOPLE'S MOTHERS
From: Idle Obsession
To: All
Date Posted: 23:23:56 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
That is like saying:the best way for mehn kraseman, nar for form krase leh the kraseman. The most rational way to dealt with him is to ignore him. Those who continue to engage him are themselves unreasonable (dumbehs). You don't need to be a psychoanalyst to understand that he would never quit as long as he thinks he is at war, real or imaginary, with anybody. Nar way you idle for go setup a forum for fight somebody.


Subject: Re: IF JALLOH COMES BACK INSULTING PEOPLE'S MOTHERS
From: Gbodo
To: All
Date Posted: 22:18:31 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
They are presently sanitizing that forum. Which means they are
cleaning it of Jalloh's trash. We will still respond to him if reemerges.
Don't worry about him.


Subject: Re: IF JALLOH COMES BACK INSULTING PEOPLE'S MOTHERS
From: Glenn A. Sankoh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:48:31 07/05/08 ()
Email Address: MajorPayne2505@bellsouth.net
Entered From: adsl-152-131-162.int.bellsouth.net at 70.152.131.162

Message:
I am happy that few people noticed the behaviour of Jalloh's insultive articles in the Sierra Leone Awareness Times Forum. As troubled as he is emotionally, his only way of venting is to attack and insult people he never met or knew regardless of intellectuals' positive views on how to improve our lives. I encountered him once with a short note addressing his unwarranted and insultive articles, and finally, I had to unsubscribe from that forum. Let's hope for his attitudinal change for the better. Otherwise, he will remain the same.


Subject: SIERRA LEONE'S VERSION OF TERRORISTS AND TERRORISM .
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 21:12:58 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
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Particular Responsibilities among RUF Ground Commanders


145. The Commission finds that the RUF Battlefield Commander from 1994 to 1996, Mohamed Tarawallie (alias “Zino” or “COMohamed”), bears a larger share of responsibility than any other individual combatant for the spread of RUF attacks into the Northern Province of Sierra Leone from 1994 onwards. Tarawallie carved a niche for himself as the commander in charge of “expanding” the RUF’s areas of operations and leading attacks on Government installations of perceived strategic importance.

146. The Commission furthermore regards Tarawallie as responsible for the policy of “false flag” operations. This policy sowed considerable mayhem and bitter distrust of the SLA. Tarawallie was the main and most frequent perpetrator of attacks in which the whole troop under his command wore full SLA uniforms.

147. Sam Bockarie (alias “Mosquito”) rose to prominence as both a Battlefield Commander of lethal prowess and a deviant of unknown quantity in Phase II of the war. He frequently disobeyed orders and committed human rights abuses with total abandon.

148. Dennis Mingo (alias “Superman”) is also held responsible for a multiplicity of violations and abuses in Phase II. He was one of the foremost perpetrators of abduction-related crimes against children, including forced recruitment and forced drugging.

149. Among those commanders who recruited child combatants for the RUF were “vanguard” commanders including Komba Gbondema, Monica Pearson and Rashid Sandi, who undertook training on the RUF base known as ”Camp Charlie”. These commanders were never disciplined for their wanton mistreatment of children.

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report.


Subject: For Kabbs and Historians ...Referencing Bash Taqi Papers
From: Givenchy
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Date Posted: 21:10:38 06/30/08 ()
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Kabbs, I know for a fact that the The originals of Taqi's manuscr1ptt were in posession of one of Sierra Leone's premier Historians,Professor CP Foray in 1981.

If you would remember,it was during 1981 labor wahala that the Tablet had published excerpts in ther famous" Mad Dog Of Sierra Leone series"

I think that People linked to the underground publishing like,Abdul Gbla,,TC Cole,Richard During,Donald Taqi,Sarah Tejan,Mannan Deen,JT Gobeh,Francis Deen,Shamsu Mustapha and Betty Mansaray Should certainly interest you in your search.

Unfortunately one has to bid eternal peace to the souls of others who had knowlege but are now silenced by death.....May God Bless the Souls of people like Mohamed Bash-Taqi,CP Foray,AT Juxon-Smith,Saba Tumoe,Cleo Hanciles,Lans,Joe Sesay,Labor Union Kabia Late Justice Browne Marke and other unknown soldiers.

I suspect that those papers are presently secured in some unknown archives in England ...awaiting future Monetization.

For Many reasons.I believe it is appropriate to describe Taqi's Papers as Sierra Leone's Givenchy Code..

Good Luck in your quest!


Subject: Building State Institutions
From: Pana Jaka
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Date Posted: 20:53:07 06/30/08 ()
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I read in one of our online Newspapers that the minister of Energy and Power donated ten bags of rice and Ten million Leones to the congo Market Women Organisation, asking them to back the ruling party's candidate for Mayor of Freetown.Yesterday, I also read that VP Sam Sumana donated some cash to youths in Kono, Kailahum and Tongo during his recent campaign tours.

Prez Koroma promised the nation that he will fight to build state institutions, but since he assumed power, things have either remain the same, or they have gone from bad to worst. Are these monies coming from the pockets of gov't officials or are they from state's coffers? If they are from state coffers, can the gov't tell us why they are spending the people's money so recklessly?

If this money is coming from their pockets, where the heck did they get it from? From their salaries, personal funds, Bank accounts etc?. It is high time we demand transparency from our state officials. It is criminal to see a minister donating money to a group of people for no justifiable reason, but to vote for my candidate. This is bribery and corruption, and it is a slap in the face of our yahoo prez who always talks about corruption.

Prez Koroma, to be fair, your first year in office has not been a success, and until and unless you look in the mirror, and start acting on your own words, the people will definitely send you parking very soon.

Attitudinal change starts from the top, and please remove the lid from your own eyes, before you start talking about the general populace.Why have an Attitudinal Change secretariat with a budgetary allocat1on of millions of dollars, when teachers are not been paid regurlary? Lecturers at our colleges are currently on strike, but your gov't is spending so much money on a useless program(Attitudinal Change) just to create jobs for the boys and a few "girls". What a disgrace.

The jury is still out, but for now, you are a big disappointment, your Excellency. You continue to amaze me every day by your callous acts and insincerity.

WAKE UP FROM YOUR SLUMBER MR. PREZ.


Subject: Re: Building State Institutions
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What do you expect them to do, campaign with empty hands? Be real
man that is Africa. Here in America you only need to spend money to
buy airtime or donate to charities. In Sierra Leone however, people are
hungry. Feed them for their votes. It is unfortunate, but that is the
reality of African politics and APC has 23 years experience of playing
that game. Keep the people hungry and feed them around election
time. They will be so grateful that they will vote for you handily.

The only thing that will save Sierra Leone is education and
unfortunately the illiterate and hungry will never let an education
focused government stay in power for long. We are in a vicious cycle
and the only advice is to treat your employers here with respect.


Subject: RANDOM MUSING: The Coming Theatre of the Absurd
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RANDOM MUSING: The Coming Theatre of the Absurd
Thursday, June 26, 2008 -

By: Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon
awogordon@yahoo.co.uk

Like a bolt out of the blues came the announcement, which in itself was unambiguous.

It simply stated that President Ernest Bai Koroma has announced the setting up of a commission of Inquiry to investigate alleged culpable individuals of government and institutions, including former ministers, in the Tejan Kabbah led government.

“We are not going to tolerate a situation that would allow holders of public offices to abuse state property or embezzle state funds and get away with it” the release stated.

Just as I was reaching for a stiff glass of brandy in celebration, came the niggling fear. Is this for real or a desperate throw of the dice?
This, was followed by a flood of questions?

It’s the announcement a diversionary tactic in the face of such extrinsic problems as the rising cost of food, oil and the credit crunch? Why was the announcement shortly before the council elections?

Is it a result of pressures from a cabal of bloodthirsty individuals bent on revenge for whatever perceived scores? Is this a calculated attempt to checkmate the opposition following its recent barrage of statements on the state of the nation’s finances at the change over of government?

Why is it selective? Will the spotlight be beamed on Kabbah himself, since the buck stopped at his desk and he never for once disciplined any of those under him thus giving a tacit endorsement to their character and whatever they may have been doing?

How can a government that has failed to let us know exactly how much it inherited, what it has earned and how it has been spending our meagre resources, resort to a non-planned investigation just when the media-trails were focussing on its own handling of the nation’s finances?

Is this a mass deception or a grand hysterical display? Is it a genuine attempt to clean the Aegean stable or is it a message to those in power now that the anti-corruption train has left the terminus?

Because the errors of analysis on the side of the government has continued to pile up like corpses, Johnny Nash’s old classics “there are more questions than answers” kept reverberating in my head and I needed the brandy more than ever.

The ludicrous decision for one, lacked clarity and its timing casts a sinister shadow over the motive and its ultimate goal.

True, the final summary report of the 2007 Presidential Transition Team, did recommend that several cases of widespread corruption and mismanagement in the last government be probed, but till now, I am yet to see, hear or read a government white paper on that confidential audit.

EBK no doubt is keen to instil a healthy dose of realism and change into the nation’s psyche; but the bizarre sequence of events might, to some, indicate a zeal for abstract ideals rather than a true compassion for the horror of the tenure of the Kabbah government and sadly enough, the previous regimes including that of the APC.

As it is, there no clear moral theme and uplifting lessons to be learnt, as the probe will only open up the inherent division within the fabric of our fragile society.

Don’t get me wrong. No doubt; the shocks of widespread corruption, recklessness and absolute disregard that characterised the Kabbah regime are still rumbling into the present.

But putting the past administration under the microscope at this point in time will simply become a courtroom drama in the theatre of the absurd and raise several questions, one behind the other, that will recede back into the darkness of our lives.

Given the intricate nature of such investigations and apart from the shock and awe that the ugly revelations of gross mismanagement of public funds will reveal at the sittings, can the government sincerely say it will give any direction as to the way forward for Sierra Leone?

If that is the goal, then this administration owes, we, the people of this great country, unreserved apology for conning us into handing our future to a clueless group.

Back to the probe issue. Once the hearings have exposed the way things were done in the past, how will the government ensure that the investigation will not move into territories beyond its mandate. How does the government plan to dispel speculations that some people are targets and that the probe is a score-settling charade.

Who will be in the committee that will not be seen as a puppet on a string?
There is no guarantee that probe members/judges, selected by government and sensing the pulse of the vociferous few and the thirst for blood in some quarters, will not start playing to the gallery with probable populist and illegal judgements that will render the whole exercise simultaneously tragic and farcical.

To me the probe is like saying it does not matter whether the cat is black or white as long as it catches the rats. And this is why I did say that EBK has suddenly found himself an instrument in the hands of some unseen political calculators. Powers guided by the cold calculation of strategic interests than by principles.

Unless the government is deliberately choosing to ignore the unmistakable signal of the can of worms at the depth of the political establishment, the whole probe issue will be drowned in the clangs and fangs of intrigues and endless legal battles.

When aiming for the skies, it makes sense to ensure that you are not doing so with a catapult because this will amount to self-deception. Any judgement handed down now will only be reversed by the next administration; no matter how long that takes.Past experiences attest to that.

If the government is not suffering from illusions of grandeur, the above and several others are legitimate questions and fears from those who harbour them. Some steps and policies just appear too populist and easy-way out; especially if wrongly timed.

Sometimes, looking backwards may not be the best way forward and while this course of action may appear to underline EBK’s resolve to tackle serious measures to build the economy and the society as well as put Sierra Leone on the path of sustainable development, the overall interest of the nation, its democratic values and the people need leadership and not pretensions.

Democracy is founded on transparency and accountability. Trying to drag those perceived to be responsible for the rot in the society and their incredible scandalous and obscene display of the past decade, before the court of public opinion, is one thing, doing it with equity and justice is another ball game entirely.

The holy book says he that has no sins, let him cast the first stone. It’s 10 months, yet the present leadership itself cannot say that it has been wholly transparent.
Because, it took a speculative report by a local tabloid to force the government to reveal that in eight months, it spent a colossal seven hundred thousand dollars ($700,000) on official junketing.

It is also common knowledge that several of its officials have been travelling on so-called government trips for ridiculous conferences that has no immediate bearings to the state of affairs in the country and attending more APC party jamborees on such trips than the so-called official duties.

The president made series of promises and set a number of targets including dates that have not turned out exactly so and even the much-touted electricity is still far from the picture conveyed in the veiled promise that he made.

Personal and institutional strategies to combat corruption should involve socio-cultural engineering and be led by the leader himself. It is nigh impossible to have a corrupt free society and the fewer the possibilities for corruption; the less likely people will choose to engage in it.

So for one, the EBK regime should do us all a favour and rather than drag us back into the past, ensure that the operations of government and its officials from now on, are rule-governed. It should walk the talk.

In almost one year, have there been changes in the way government conducts official business? Has there been any improvement, even the smallest kind, in the state of social infrastructures? Are our utilities functioning any better?
These are the challenges. These should be the goals.

Without a shadow of doubt, I believe that if there are reported cases, such as the one highlighted in the transition team’s report, that one arm of government was alleged to have lent more than one million dollars to an unspecified recipient, then let the appropriate agencies swing into action and pursue the case to its logical conclusion. This should be done in an open manner and free of government interference.

Right now, there are too many more urgent and pressing national issues fighting for the meagre available resources than wasting it on a complex, time-consuming and financially draining national investigation.

There are cheaper options with less political and social implications and complications.

If we are desirous of fighting corruption, let us focus on both the preventive and punishment of the crime. Let us address the long-delays in prosecuting corrupt people. Let us grant independence to, and strengthen a truly free Anti-Corruption body. Let us put in place a system of checks and balances that makes corruption inconvenient.

Accountability should shoot to the limelight of the new political agenda and any involvement in politics.
That way, anyone who runs foul of the law would have known from the onset, the risks involved in his acts.

Those who are blinded by the rhetoric of revolution and attitudinal change should realise that the underlying question is, what’s the point?
There has to be a clear and vibrant driving force.
In this case, ther appear to be none

The tremor of war isn’t over and the political gamble of this ‘selective’ investigation may set the tone for the rest of the life of this administration.
What the people want are measures to ensure that the past never repeats itself.
No more; no less.


Subject: RANDOM MUSING: The Urgency Of 'NOW'
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RANDOM MUSING: The Urgency Of 'NOW'
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 -

Raymond Awoonor-Gordon
awogordon@yahoo.co.uk

“After the off-loading of the rice, we will then sit and negotiate with the importers on the price, to ensure the product is available to the people at an affordable cost”

That is the honourable Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Alimamy P. Koroma, addressing a cross-section of journalists on the arrival of a consignment of rice from India.

At least, as is the trademark of this administration, the above has not been denied. The Independent Media Commission has not been woken up by the cry of the government and there are no threats flying left and right. So it is safe to assume that the quote is for real.

But since reading that and throwing my arms in the air saying: “Lawd ‘ave mercy” I’ve had a longing for clarity and absolute conviction.

Because for heaven’s sake here is a minister, the symbol of government’s sacrosanct pledge to the people, in the midst of an economic crisis and rising cost of staple foods, telling the impoverished citizens that it will take a summit with importers before their situation is ameliorated.

If I were his boss, I will send him packing for lack of tact and decorum and for insensitivity.

Sadly enough, before the ink could dry up on that last sentence I had a rude awakening, as the Presidential and Public Affairs Spokesman, Alpha Kanu in all his glory, delivered the coup-de-grace in a speech on behalf of Ernest Bai Koroma, telling the people that they should head back to the land because it is foreigners who were literarily feeding us.

Fair comment, except that since coming to power, his government has done nothing but go from place to place where foreigners live, to beg for alms while ignoring the villages of Sierra Leone, where salvation lies.

The salient point of that ‘rallying’ cry from the President, ironically contain salient points that also cast aspersions on his administration’s ability also.

One, the government says we eat half a million tonnes of rice per year and only produce 200,000 tonnes. But the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) recommendation is that every country should have reserves of 20 kilogrammes of grains per person for three months, at any time.

The fact that the country does not have that in place is in itself a confirmation that there is no real effort by the government to feed Sierra Leoneans in the event of a crisis, in the first place. And there is no point blaming the previous administration(s) because this could have been rectified in eight months since this government came to power.

Secondly, as I write, government has not decided what quantity of food it plans to produce on an annual basis, how many hectares of land would be cultivated and the mechanism to assess performance. What you hear are plans for things like Urban Vegetable production for Freetown, in a matter that requires immediate attention.

The president’s speech asks that we put our money where our mouths are but fails to give a comprehensive National Food programme for future security and prosperity.

It is pertinent to ask again : “what is the country’s agricultural policy outside ramblings that government will give necessary support and such mumbo-jumbos. Vague statements about the need to invest in agriculture will no longer suffice.
After all, attitudinal change also means setting the pace not just mere slogans.

Interestingly, just a few months ago, as the food crisis gathered momentum and began to bite , the government, including President Koroma on live television, was telling all that cared to listen, that economic and political saboteurs were responsible for the soaring costs.

Now the government wants us to believe that it can act as a shock absorber against hardship. The stomach has no room for politics.

Whether EBK appreciates it or not, one of his major tasks, to wipe away the tears of the people, is to feed them. It does not matter whether he had other things in mind as a priority. It has become essential. Sierra Leoneans might be almost inured to the sufferings emanating from lack of nutritious food but feeding is incontestably at the apex of the hierarchy of human needs. It is when our stomachs are filled that other things follow.

Truth is, without food, nothing else matters. When food runs out, revolutions often follow and the current situation has seen riots and discontent in countries such as Haiti, Egypt, Somalia, Mexico, Tanzania and Morocco; some of which are far healthier than we are. A hungry man is indeed an angry man.

African countries in general and Sierra Leone inclusive, are paying the price for failure to invest in agriculture. As a result, majority of the people do not have food security. This, coupled with poverty, has taken food off many tables.

Back to the agric minister. Amid the furore generated by the rising cost of rice, and the general hunger in the land, here is a government official telling us that importers and not government will determine the response to an impending catastrophic situation.

The question is: who imported the rice? Did government send its officials at public expense, to India, Brazil and Saudi Arabia that does not even grow rice, to negotiate rebates for importers? Between the period that the Indian government approved the consignment and its eventual arrival in the country, why were the negotiations not done and dusted if they were necessary? If the government has abdicated its responsibility to the dictates of importers, why was it recently crying foul at the onset of the food crisis? There are just too many questions than answers.

Anyway, the nation’s food problems cannot be solved by massive importation of rice and other items but by developing our agriculture.

It is rather amazing to observe the turn around in the nation’s fortunes since independence. More intriguing is that things took a turn for the worse, with everyone ignoring the early warning signals only to grapple with the festering symptoms.

The warning signals have been with us over the years but we were busy embarking on massive importation while the rest of the world, especially the India that is bailing us out now, was busy carrying out agricultural revolution, genetic enhancement and diversification.

Even now that the situation is critical, all we are hearing is what to do in the spirit of attitudinal change instead of focussing on the right priorities and ensuring careful implementation of actions, plans and targets.

Some might say there is no scarcity of food as a visit to the markets will attest. But what is clear is that the people can no longer afford to get properly fed and those who make the effort spend almost 90% of their disposable income on feeding.

Even without the warnings of an impending food crisis, the country has to work hard to improve food production and reduce prices. It is therefore of utmost urgency that we develop a framework to revolutionise agricultural production and depend less on food imports.

Leadership without vision, which has been the bane of Sierra Leone, can only ensure motion without movement. This is because leadership is about vision, projection, planning for the future and having the political will, among other salient attributes.

One of our problems has been that the focus of those in power in Salone in the last three decades has mostly been on paper without the infrastructure, drive, commitment, sincerity and the will to turn dreams into reality.

And the reality is that right now, our subsistence type of agriculture, results in low production, if at all; there are no food production statistics; credit is hard to come by; illiteracy is high; infrastructure is lacking and above all, the people somehow do not trust the government having been given several false dawns.
That last point puts the ball squarely back in government’s court.

Rather than expend energy on media razzmatazz let the government and the agriculture ministry without delay, be alive to their responsibilities.

Without much ado and even at the expense of a few necessities like the regular junketing by public officials in the name of one thing or the other, the government should modernise the agricultural sector.

It is pointless educating farmers about modern methods or even asking them to go back to the land without empowering them to do so, by having access to improved seedlings, fertilisers, tractors and even land.

Not through party henchmen who have become emergency farmers because of the gravy attached to it, but through cooperatives, credit banks, mechanisation centres and other such institutions designed specifically to encourage the return to the land.

Our appetite for foreign staples must be curbed as the tendency is to become complacent towards local food production.

Families, communities and schools must begin to establish farms to grow local food crops and we must go beyond massive rice importation if we genuinely mean to wriggle out of the food crisis and set our paths on the road to Canaan.

The arable lands are there, beckoning on us to come and use them. But the roads have to there; education has to be put right; storages, processing and preservation facilities must be made available and as for labour, there is a teeming population of unemployed. Enough of palliative measures. Let’s kick-start massive short, medium and long-term solutions, and do it without fanfare but rather with the seriousness and dedication it deserves. Proactive measures are needed.

Let there be concrete measures to indicate that government has the ability to appreciate the depth of the feelings of Sierra Leoneans. If nothing is done to rein in rocketing prices, it will lay the foundation for increasing discomfort and instability as time goes on.

For now, there is an uneasy but ominous serenity even though the conditions are not promising for continued patience on the part of those who are bearing the brunt of galloping inflation, credit crunch and disappearing food.

Serious and systematic intervention is required.

The people are saying: give us our daily bread and forgive us of our sins.

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Still on attitudinal change, government’s actions and inactions as well as the current food situation, is there anyone out there in the corridors of power who is aware of the efforts of the 4-man Lamania Group in Kormasalai area of Koinadugu and what they are up to? Outsiders and foreigners are .

Such self-help initiatives should be encouraged and form part of government’s new policy thrust. How the government reacts to this laudable initiative will give an indication of its focus as well.

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Again the SLPP has challenged the present administration on accountability and politics.

The government can continue to play the ostrich but unless it comes clean and tell us exactly what the state of the nation’s coffers was between when it took office and now, I can assure those who think that silence is golden that this action will later amount to storing up the treasure of political goodwill in a moth’s haven.

It is the ghost of tomorrow and it will come to haunt.


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Subject: Ambassodor John Ernest Leigh.A man misunderstood.
From: Mohamed kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 14:21:35 06/30/08 ()
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The name John Ernest Leigh evokes mix reactions.To his bashers,he represents every thing wrong with Sierra Leone politics.To his supporters however,he is an embodiment of everythin original and profound about contemporary Sierra Leone.
A man of intellectual sustenance!affluent but not ostentatious,highly disciplined and principled,honest,sincere,and a man with moral rectitude.
Inever had the good fortune to have met him whilst he was at the bank of Sierra Leone as I met other officials in the likes of Samuel Bangura,Salako Johnson,Ramanujam,Sarja Wright,Mohamed Turay,Fred Bannah Jones,Christian Smith,M R Tejan Cole!Fred Bannah Jones,Clude Nelson Williams,and James Cole to name a few.I however know his younger brother Evelyn Leigh who was at the institute of Marine Biology at FBC.
I got to know Ambassador Leigh when he was assigned here as Envoy by the Kabbah administration of which he significantly contributed financially and materially toward their coming to power in 1996.
The fundamental question is,why is he so misunderstood by many?
The fact of the matter first of all as I studied his modus operandi that he does. Not substitute expediency for principles.In order words,he does not capitulate to exaggerated demagoguery just to be on the good books of any one as he speaks his mind freely.That begs the question as to whether he was equipped with the exigencies of diplomatic investiture?.In my considered judgment and candid opinion,it is largely an academic question as it all depends on an individual's perception of moral correction.
The next question giving the decadence and escapism associated with the politics of Sierra Leone,assuming that the SLPP prevailed with Solomon Berewa as president knowing how fundamentally dishonest and morally bankrupt he is,will John Leigh. Would have served in a cabinet position under him without compromising the values he stands for?.This is exactly John Leigh's problem.The thought of serving a system that is totally bereft of values as we have seen in both parties.The only way forward is for the citizens to invest him with the political leadership of the nation so that he can clean the debris,decadence and escapism that has eaten away at the veneer of patriotism of Sierra Leoneans.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
USA.


Subject: Re: Ambassodor John Ernest Leigh.A man misunderstood.
From: Kalos
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Date Posted: 21:18:14 06/30/08 ()
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Ambassador JL is a leader with very raw talent that needs very unique polishing before he reenters the big league arena of
African politics. JL is gifted in many ways and he is not afraid to put forth big ideas in his efforts to help out all Sierra
Leoneans. Yes, JL was not a typical diplomat and it was a bad judgment to appoint him ambassador in the first place and
very silly of him to accept.
Few months ago I rhetorically dwell on the strengths and shortcomings of JL as a potential major political leader in our
fledgling democracy. There is an element of Machiavelli leadership style embedded in JL with special outlook of strictness
and high demands, as well as inspirational capabilities. We are in dire need of a leader that can inspire our people to
relentlessly work towards the uplifting of family and country.
It will be difficult to convince JL that he is a better person when he works in bipartisan environments, instead of the
SLPP/APC/PMDC xenophobic tendencies that continually divide us. Uncle Kutubu the southerner, westerner, easterner,
northerner, mende, temne, limba, loko, susu, krio, etc. is best suited to undertake the civic duty of re-introducing JL to our
communities. We may disagree with JL some of the time, but no doubt he has a lot to offer our Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Ambassodor John Ernest Leigh.A man misunderstood.
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"...We may disagree with JL some of the time, but no doubt he has a lot to offer our Sierra Leone..."(Kalos)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I agree with you IN IN TOTO.



Subject: Re: Ambassodor John Ernest Leigh.A man misunderstood.
From: SORIE Jawara
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Date Posted: 20:21:42 06/30/08 ()
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MR. Koroma, The only way in and out for Mr. John Leigh is simple , he should decide what to do .If he is interested in politics and reshaping Sierrra Leone ,he must look in another direction and have his political party , build up the party and challege issues. The general idea in the past said, be in the system and effect changes" , but it never worked successfully .What happened to the guys when they became A.P.C. with Stevens. What happened to the intellectuals who decried ONE PARTY POLITICAL KINGDOM? How did Mr. SALIA JUSU SHERIFF END UP IN STEVENS BAG? Examine the political activities in our Sierra Leone, ARE MANY PEOPLE DETERMINED AND PREPARED TO EFFECT CHANGES?


Subject: Sierra Leone: Female Candidates Threatened With Rape
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Concord Times (Freetown)

30 June 2008
Posted to the web 30 June 2008

Mohamed Massaquoi


Miria Matembe of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) disclosed that independent female candidates, particularly those who contested for but were not given party symbols, are experiencing intimidation including the threat of rape.

Matembe said this situation has forced seven female candidates to withdraw from the local council elections.


"It is disheartening that political parties are using youths to harass female candidates. The youths even threaten to rape them if they fail to withdraw their candidatures," she said.

NDI has pointed accusing fingers at the ruling All Peoples Congress and paramount chiefs for the continuous intimidation of female independent candidates who are contesting the forthcoming local council elections.

"It is happening in Kono and some parts of the northern province where it is reported that female candidates are molested and dehumanized," she claimed.

She said NDI and in partnership with other non governmental organizations has called for an end to all intimidations against female independent candidates.





"I see no reason why they should not be allowed to participate in the electioneering process," she said.

50/50 Group president Harriet Turay reiterated that they are not happy with the continuous harassment and intimidation of female candidates.

She called on all to work for a better Sierra Leone


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Female Candidates Threatened With Rape
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 14:15:08 06/30/08 ()
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Has this charge been corroborated? If true...what a disheartening turn of events. I don't know what is going on in Kono, but it seems as if the goblins of the past are rearing their ugly heads again.
My rule is simple and Hammurabian. If you threaten to shoot someone in political intimidation, you should be tied to a stake and shot. If you threaten to rape someone in an attempt at intimidation, you should be tied up and face a barking machine gun. You think this is too stiff a price for democracy? Imagine Sierra Leone under the next set of despicable tyrants and Rarayboys.


Subject: Sierra Leone: What Does Scrap Metal Business Portend for Tom
From: Concord Times
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Date Posted: 13:49:04 06/30/08 ()
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Sierra Leone: What Does Scrap Metal Business Portend for Tomorrow's Leaders?



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Concord Times (Freetown)

30 June 2008
Posted to the web 30 June 2008

Ben Samuel Turay


Since the ban on the activities of members of Sierra Leone Scrap Metal Association (SLSMA) was lifted few months ago, as part of newly-elected All Peoples Congress (APC) government's effort to bloom the economy, many children of primary and secondary schools-going age have took to the streets to engage in scrap metal business instead of going to their schools.

On the other hand, especially for those who come from not-well-to-do families, picking scrap metals is an easy way of making money to pursue their academic career as their means of support are limited.


Last Tuesday, the writer was in Funkia village, a part of Goderich, on Peninsular Road where President Ernest Koroma, minister of energy and power Afsatu Kabba and some other politicians reside.

Some parents in the area are not happy that their children, who ought to be in their various schools, are always out there on the streets looking for scrap metals.

Fatmata, mother of a primary school child who is engaged in scrap metal business, told the writer that her child stopped going to school in order to make little money in scrap metal business.

"Government should stop this business so that our children can learn," she said as she explained her child's daily routine. She said when day breaks, her child, who is in class four, would put on his school uniform and request money for lunch as usual for a student going to school. But she later got to know through one of her friends that her child has not been going to school for the past term. "I was shocked when I got the news. I am against this idea of scrap business," Fatmata said.

Another parent, Mr. Abdul Kamara told the writer that his child has stopped going to school because of scrap metal business. "Children's education and scrap metal business, which one is important for the future?" Kamara asked as he started his narration.

He said his child in secondary school used to attend classes until he started following his friends in the look out for scrap metals because he had 'different kind of friends.' He linked this mean of making money to peer influence on the part of his son's friends. He also feared that the move will lead to the child's engagement in unruly attitudes that could jeopardize his future. "Some of his friends are smokers and I am doubtful if my child will not be smoking soon if he has not even started," he wondered.

"What is the government gaining from scrap metal business? Who are those people that are engaged in this form of business?" he asked the writer as if he had the answers to his questions. Kamara thinks if the practice of hiring children to collect scrap metals is not stopped, many children will join in the trend and most of them would stop going to school.

A boy hinged on the fact that his parents are too poor to provide all his needs as the reason for going into scrap business. He said he does not usually have money for lunch when going to school everyday. "But now, I have Le 50,000 which I was able to raise through my engagement in scrap metal business," he said.

He admitted that he has not been regular in school since he started doing the scrap metal business last year but maintained that he has been coping with the situation simply because some of his classmates are into the same business.

Mohamed Turay told Concord Times that he discovered the scrap metal business in his first term in school on arrival in Freetown. For the sake of the money he has started making from the business, he decided to postpone his enrolment into school for another year so that, according to him, he will be able to raise enough money that would sustain him throughout each academic sessions. "I will go to school next year," Turay said.

Meanwhile, a concerned citizen, Mr. Tejan Cole, said: "We are training our children to be future leaders but scrap metal is just a business. Is it really good for our kids? I want the government to step into this matter because it is very important." He added that despite the fact that scrap metal dealers, and the association in its entirety, is creating employment for some jobless youths and help in cleaning the environment, there are still some problems with the industry. He made comparison between scrap metal business and criminality.


"We should always remember the two men that were caught at the Kingtom Bridge while trying to sell National Power Authority cables, is that all good?" he asked.

A contractor who is presently constructing a house at Kaningo Juba Hill complained of his iron rods being stolen. Mr. Alpha Conteh said some youths come and take those iron rods and sell them as scrap metals to buyers.

The finger is usually pointed in the younger ones' direction yet we talk of creating a better future for them? The government needs to wade into the situation to guarantee a better tomorrow for our future leaders


Subject: Tejan Kabbah's politics of irony.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 13:31:26 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Ahmad Tejan Kabbah is on a self serving mission designed to put him in the same class as those of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.
The facts remain that those people are citizens of towering moral authority.
£that can not be said of £kabbah for number of reasons.His record of personal incompetence is second only to Joseph Saidu Momoh.In 1967,he was found to have financially misused his position.The international community donated river of money for national reconstruction but the citizens are yet to point to anything his leasership did for the decade he spent in the political leadership to positively impact their lives.
On account of moral cravenness,he has remained loudly silent over the pervasive criminal lawlessness that seems to be simmering out of control by the minutes in his very home district Kailahun.He teamed up with Lansana Nyalley to unduly exploit the Tegloma organization.He lacks the international stature to qualify as a statesman.
Mohamed Kutubu Koromma


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's politics of irony.
From: Joseph kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:14:47 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
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Indeed what an irony. I endorsed everything you said about Tejan Kabba. He is totally unqualified to be parading his assumed democratic credentials. Tejan Kabba presided over the defeat of his SLPP whilst in power. His party claimed that the election was rigged and had challenged the election results in court. Tejan Kabba has not issued a single statement to support his party claim. Instead, he has turned the misfortune of his party in to his advantage.

He is now part of a commonwealth observers team, to monitor elections in africa, because he is deemed by the west to have conducted a free and fair election in Sierra Leone.

Back at home, his party has claimed that they won the election and that the electoral commissioner which he appointed robbed his party of victory.

In both Zimbabwe and Kenya the governing party like the SLPP lost the elections but unlike the SLPP who is out of power Mugabe ZANU and Kebaki are still in power.

Who then is Tejan Kabba to monitor other elections when the party he led to defeat cried foul but nothing came out of it.

Has Tejan Kabba got any shame, may be he is hopping to get the momohammed £5 million award for good governance in Africa. It would be a an injustice to the people of Sierra Leone if he was even nominated.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's politics of irony.
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 14:26:05 06/30/08 ()
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Bra, take it easy on Tejan Kabba. The fact that he did what Mugabe and Kibaki did not, i.e. bow to the democratic mandate, should count for something, shouldn't it? I disagreed with Kabba's mismanagement of the economy but his democratic credentials are above reproach. We should give the old man some credit.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's politics of irony.
From: Kalos
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Date Posted: 21:27:45 06/30/08 ()
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Long time, Fen Plaba. Pa Kaba may not be the best manager of our resources, but history will be very
kind to him for his innate sense of of democracy by following the will of the people. Yes, Mandela is a
natural leader that may not be compared to an acquired leader like Pa Kaba, but he is better than Sir
Albert Margai and Pa Shaki.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's politics of irony.
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 00:35:43 07/01/08 ()
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Kalos, my brother, where have you been? Always good to hear from you. I hope to enjoy your commentaries more often on the forum. Cheers.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's politics of irony.
From: Joseph kamara
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Date Posted: 16:39:42 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
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Fen Plaba

Did I not tell you before that Tejan Kabba is not a democrate. He bowed out of power because he had hurt and divided his party's power base. No one was going to fight for him anymore, because he had jailed those who restored him to power and split the party. Why should Mugabe and Kebaki bow out when they have done their homework and have the support of the state aparatus behind them. Sierra Leone is the only country on earth where the police danced on the street when the seating govt SLPP lost the election.

If you really think Tejan Kabba is a democrate then tell me why he bombed his way back to power saying that he did not care if he govern an empty country. Do you think that is the language of a democrate?

The guy is a selfish man. He has served his second and final term as president. Do you think he cared about anyone succeeding him as SLPP leader. Remember this was the guy who said he was president of Sierra Leone and not for SLPP.

Me man, you cannot defend the indefensible Tejan Kabba.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's politics of irony.
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 18:51:14 06/30/08 ()
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I still shudder when I think of Kabba's bloody rampage to power from Guinea in which many innocents perished. However I still believe that his decision to side with the people's electoral mandate in the last elctions was an act of singular courage. I understand that we may be looking at the man's legacy through different tints... and its OK, given the complexity of most politicians.
True, Kibaki and Mugabe are still tenants of their Countries State Houses, but at what cost? Internecine violence in Kenya between the Kikuyi, Luo and their sundry allies and the ensuing smoldering hostilities that could still ignite into an even worse conflagration with one false move. The 16 million percent inflation that has gobbled up Zimbabwe and has turned that wretched country into a harrowing police state is nothing to write home about. This is the kind of tragedy that could have befallen Sierra Leone had Kabbah and Berewa cravenly thwarted the democratic will of the people and held on to power.
I only hope that my party, the APC, will not attempt to hijack 2012 if the people give us the boot. Some of us will fight tooth and nail to make sure that no funny stuff obtains in those elections.
I only hope that my friends in the SLPP will not just sullenly ascribe the worst possible motives to this APC just for the heck of it. If the man do good leh we bato am. If ee do bad, leh we beat pan pan am.
This is how we keep politics interesting!


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's politics of irony.
From: Pana Jaka
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Date Posted: 15:04:24 06/30/08 ()
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It is coming close to almost a year in office, and I am not seeing anything great about Koroma's economic policies. The same economic mismanagement that characterized the former regime is just too familiar with Prez Koroma and his fellow yahoos in his cabinet.

It may be too early to judge, but from what I have seen so far, Koroma and his fellow Yahoos will do worse than the previous administration. Mark my words.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's politics of irony.
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 18:58:58 06/30/08 ()
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The ides of mars are come....almost.
We all have to assess whether the first year was a roaring success, a work in progress or a dud. We will see. Criticisms, kudos and concrete recommendations to move things forward are in order. My policy is SALONE FIRST, PARTY LAST, although I look damn good in red. I just don't do green.


Subject: "APC wii rule for 25)ears"
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 12:51:53 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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It is possible that APC will rule Sierra Leone until Hitler is elected Prime Miniter of Israel.
Just remember that the days of dictatorship in political governance have gone into oblivion and the international community will no longer put up with Mugabism,Kibakism,Stevinism,Idi Aminism,Pol Potism,.omohism,and any other isms you may think of.It is strictly the rule of law through constitutional democratic means.Finally,APC will not stay in power one minute longer thatis constitutionally prudent no matter what.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
USA


Subject: Re: "APC wii rule for 25)ears"
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 14:03:51 06/30/08 ()
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Ernest Koroma, for all the differences SLPPers may have with him, is no Hitler, Pol Pot, Mugabe or any of the other despots who have blighted Africa into a wasteland. Any African leader who tries to emulate those nastycrats will end up on the razor-sharp side of the guillotine.
By the way, if the SLPP hopes to get back to power, they should spend some time explainimg how they hope to make things better in Salone, instead of condemning President Koroma all the time. We all hope for a great debate of ideas, for such an exchange can only be good for our country.


Subject: Re: "APC wii rule for 25)ears"
From: SORIE Jawara
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Date Posted: 20:43:28 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: sotie_jawara@yahoo.com
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Mr. Koroma, unless S.L.P.P OR other rising parties can put things right within , the rising sun will be unbeatable for a long time. S.P.P.P. does not believe in re-organization for productive ends. What happened to the party after Sir Albert Margai was kicked out and Mr. Salia Jusu Sheriff took over. Kabbah , the saviour is gone , but when will another saviour come for S.L.P.P. I am sure another Foday Saybana Sankoh will not come.


Subject: How Lansana Nyalley exploited Tegloma organization.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 12:33:16 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yaoo.com
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How Lansana Nyalley shamelessly exploited the Tegloma organization along with Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and left it mighty high and dry wwhile he looked for greener pastures with the APC body politic is the story of the year to be narrated in series by Kutubu Koroma Readers are advised to stay tuned.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
USA.


Subject: Re: How Lansana Nyalley exploited Tegloma organization.
From: Kalos
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Date Posted: 21:32:30 06/30/08 ()
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I hope you will find ways to justify moral clarity in politics...in my book there is none. Mr. Nyally is just
another politician. Good luck in your undertaking.


Subject: "Who is the richest Sierra Leonean"?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 12:14:48 06/30/08 ()
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The question of who is the "richest Sierra Leonean" is academic because the miscellaneous collection of them acquired the wealth at the expense of the nation that they heartlessly exploited.
The question therefore is a complete out of place .
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Patrice Lumumba 's Independence Day address to the Congo
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 12:11:29 06/30/08 ()
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Men and women of the Congo, who have fought for and won the independence we celebrate today, I salute you in the name of the Congolese government.

I ask you all, friends who have fought relentlessly side by side to make this 30th of June 1960 an illustrious date that remains ineradicably engraved on your hearts, a date whose significance you will be proud to teach to your children, who will in turn pass on to their children and grandchildren the glorious story of our struggle for liberty.

For, while the independence of the Congo has today been proclaimed in agreement with Belgium, a friendly country with whom we deal on an equal footing, no Congolese worthy of the name will ever be able to forget that independence has only been won by struggle, a struggle that went on day after day, a struggle of fire and idealism, a struggle in which we have spared neither effort, deprivation, suffering or even our blood.

The struggle, involving tears, fire and blood, is something of which we are proud in our deepest hearts, for it was a noble and just struggle, which was needed to bring to an end the humiliating slavery imposed on us by force.

Such was our lot for 80 years under the colonialist regime; our wounds are still too fresh and painful for us to be able to forget them at will, for we have experienced painful labour demanded of us in return for wages that were not enough to enable us to eat properly, nor to be decently dressed or sheltered, nor to bring up our children as we longed to.

We have experienced contempt, insults and blows, morning, noon and night because we were 'blacks'. We shall never forget that a black [man] was addressed tu, not because he was a friend but because only the whites were given the honour of being addressed vous.

We have seen our lands despoiled in the name of so-called legal documents which were no more than a recognition of superior force. We have known that the law was never the same for a white man as it was for a black [man]: for the former it made allowances, for the latter, it was cruel and inhuman.

We have seen the appalling suffering of those who had their political opinions and religious beliefs dismissed as exiles in their own country, their lot was truly worse than death. We have seen magnificent houses in the towns for the whites, and crumbling straw huts for the blacks; a black [man] could not go to the cinema, or a restaurant, or a shop that was meant for 'Europeans', a black [man] would always travel in the lowest part of a ship, under the feet of the whites in their luxurious cabins.

And finally, who can ever forget the shooting in which so many of our brothers died; or the cells where those who refused to submit any longer to the rule of a 'justice' of oppression and exploitation were put away?

All this, brothers, has meant the most profound suffering. But all this, we can now say, we who have been voted as your elected representatives to govern our beloved country, all this is now ended. The Republic of Congo has been proclaimed, and our land is now in the hands of its own children. Together, brothers and sisters, we shall start on a new struggle, a noble struggle that will bring our country to peace, prosperity and greatness...

We shall show the world what the black man can do when he is allowed to work in freedom, and we shall make the Congo the focal point of Africa..."


Subject: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Amadu
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Date Posted: 10:48:31 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: amadubarrie@yahoo.com
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Message:
I am just wondering who is the richest Sierra Leonean and how much does he/she worth?...Please share your idea(s).


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Ibzzo
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Date Posted: 21:57:33 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: imtu71@hotmail.com
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Message:
Don't forget Tejan Kabba, he made ridiculous amount of money from illicit blood diamond deals with late Abacha and the Brits.


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Ibzzo
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Date Posted: 21:56:38 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: imtu71@hotmail.com
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Don't forget Tejan Kabba, he made ridiculous amount of money for illicit blood diamond deals with late Abacha and the Brits.


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Cbalagu
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Date Posted: 18:09:35 06/30/08 ()
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Your question should have been. Who stole the most from the SL Govt?


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Long Bortoo
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Date Posted: 22:29:09 06/30/08 ()
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Message:
Valentine Esegrabo Melvin Strasser


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 14:35:04 06/30/08 ()
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I am not trying to be flippant but the richest Sierra Leonean is a Lebanese.
All jokes aside I think the richest Sierra Leonean is Kaseem Basma of Kono.


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Ibzzo
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Date Posted: 17:47:21 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: imtu71@hotmail.com
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Message:
I'll say Mohammed Kallon


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 15:41:37 06/30/08 ()
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Don't forget Edmond Mukerzel, one of the alleged conspirators in the GREAT DIAMOND ROBBERY in 1970 at Mile 47 , about which the late Ibrahim Taqi promised to write us a book , but was executed before he did. Kassim is a newcomer , so to speak. Mukerzel was next to Jamil.


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Givenchy
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Date Posted: 21:01:27 06/30/08 ()
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Kabbs, I know for a fact that the The originals of Taqi's manuscr1ptt were in posession of one of Sierra Leone's premier Historians,Professor CP Foray in 1981.

If you would remember,it was during 1981 labor wahala that the Tablet had published excerpts in ther famous" Mad Dog Of Sierra Leone series"

I think that People linked to the underground publishing like,Abdul Gbla,,TC Cole,Richard During,Donald Taqi,Sarah Tejan,Mannan Deen,JT Gobeh,Francis Deen,Shamsu Mustapha and Betty Mansaray Should certainly interest you in your search.

Unfortunately one has to bid eternal peace to the souls of others who had knowlege but are now silenced by death.....May God Bless the Souls of people like Mohamed Bash-Taqi,CP Foray,AT Juxon-Smith,Saba Tumoe,Cleo Hanciles,Lans,Joe Sesay,Labor Union Kabia Late Justice Browne Marke and other unknown soldiers.

I suspect that those papers are presently secured in some unknown archives in England ...awaiting Monetization.

For Many reasons.I believe it is appropriate to describe Taqi's Papers as Sierra Leone's Givenchy Code..

Good Luck!


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 16:54:23 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
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Message:
What about Pa. Mackie of Mackie Building materials?


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Tyrone
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Date Posted: 16:58:10 06/30/08 ()
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Message:
Am the richest.


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 19:01:40 06/30/08 ()
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Message:
Bo Tyrone, sen me $100 nor!


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Tyrone
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Date Posted: 21:12:54 06/30/08 ()
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Message:
owna too lek beg, na dat make salone dae behind, you get for wok for the money.


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Fen Plaba!
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Date Posted: 21:28:06 06/30/08 ()
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Nar true bra!


Subject: Re: Who is the richest Sierra Leonean?
From: Tyrone
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Date Posted: 22:14:00 07/02/08 ()
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Fen Plaba you nar motal man, ar lek you comments way you kin always make, keep up the good work.


Subject: To make millions, you have to think like millionaires. See!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 10:47:36 06/30/08 ()
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This is a post from Forbes.com
_______________________________________________________
Ruthless Philanthropy
_____________________
Elizabeth Corcoran, 06.23.08, 6:00 PM ET
"Ask Bill Gates what advice he'd offer the next U.S. president to improve American competitiveness and innovation, and he gives a wry chuckle. "I tend to think more about improving the entire world as opposed to relative positions," he told Forbes.com. "Otherwise you could say, 'Hey, World War II was great because the U.S. was in its strongest relative position when that was over.' "

That kind of a quip is vintage Gates--analytically, if not politically, correct. It's also an indication that the traits that brought him success in business are the same ones he will bring to philanthropy.

So what have we seen him do in the past? If you ask his competitors, Gates has been known for the ruthless annihilation of adversaries--and a tendency to declare victory perhaps a bit early.

Happily, this is a time when we can root for Gates to decimate his foes. Instead of companies, he's going after Big Problems: diseases that kill children, illiteracy, hunger.

Of course even if the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation winds up spending about $100 billion--roughly the combination of its current assets along with the existing fortunes of the Gates family and pal Warren Buffett--the problems Gates is tackling are achingly big.

So there's that tendency to declare victory. When you're selling products to customers, it's great to announce that your product is at the top of the charts. Make the point loudly and frequently and people start to believe you. New customers buy more of your stuff.

What problems will Gates be able to declare he's solved first? And what will happen when he does? Diseases don't care if you claim that they are under control: Relax vigilance and the evil roars back to strength.

The disease that could give the Gates Foundation a great opportunity for a big press release is malaria. Everything about malaria is evil: It kills at least a million children a year, mostly in Africa. The parasite that causes the disease has been wily enough to evade eradication attempts in the past--from the Rockefeller Foundation's efforts in the early 1900s, to the World Health Organization in the 1950s. It has built up immunities to the cheapest treatments. It literally sucks the vitality and life out of emerging economies. By the early 1990s, worldwide funding on malaria research had practically dried up.

The Gates couple began handing out research grants for malaria in late 1998, even before they had formalized the structure of their foundation. Since then, they have poured more than $860 million into just malaria research and another $650 million into the Global Fund for fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Much of the money has gone for researching the kind of high-impact, high-tech solutions, such as a malaria vaccine, that attract Gates' most passionate enthusiasm. (Long-time Gates friend, Nathan Myhrvold is helping out by funding research on what is the most out-of-the-box way to deal a blow to malaria: adapting high-power laser technology originally developed for the Strategic Defense Initiative to find and zap the mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite.)

Critics argued that simpler, low-tech solutions could save lives too.

And, taking a different path than Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) had traditionally trod, the Gates Foundation took the hint.

Beginning around 2005, the foundation began experimenting with programs providing the most basic solution--bed nets laced with insecticide. It has put $64 million toward a program for distributing bed nets that started in Zambia and is expanding to other African countries. It's working with a spectrum of other organizations to raise awareness and funds for bed nets. The Gates Foundation is the biggest malaria funder on the world block, but it's trying to cooperate with the other players as well.

Perhaps the most telling indication of the change in the signature Gates swagger is how the foundation handled one of its first big "solution" announcements: About three years ago, the foundation issued a press release declaring that it had provided at least one computer to every library in America.

In the old Microsoft days, that kind of press release would have been celebrated as a gala event. Problem solved.

The foundation was more circumspect. It publicized the news, but at the same time, it pointed out the next challenge--providing computers to libraries in North America, followed by the northern hemisphere.

As Gates builds his career in philanthropy, he will want to declare victories. But if the first indications are true, the foundation that he and Melinda are building will not just declare success and move on. It will actively seek ways to continue vigilance, recognizing that the adversary can't simply be put out of business.

And in that case, we will all have reason to root for Gates--no matter how ruthlessly he goes after his new adversaries.

See Also

Giving It Away

Gates' World Of Good

Raikes To Run Gates Foundation"
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Subject: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:29 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoom.com
Entered From: c250-102.blackberry.net at 216.9.250.102

Message:
I think any suggestion of negotiated settlement between Mugabe and Tsvangirai amounts to capitulation to unconstitutional behaviour on the part of Mugabe which strkes at the very heart of democracy.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
USA.


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: Joseph kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:28:30 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

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There are 53 African countries who are represented at the cairo meeting. Only 13 of them were democratically elected. Mugabe can ask them how were they elected. Was egypt election democratic, was Nigerian election democratic, was Sierra Leone election democratic, was Algerian election democratic, was kenyan and ugandan election democratic? Why Mugabe, because the whiteman want him to give all the land to their race in Zimbabwe. And because there is no oil.Plian talk nar true.


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:15:07 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Mr. Joseph Kamara:

Your response to those criticizing Mugabe's violent undemocratic conduct is to argue incorrectly that the reason is "because the whiteman want him to give all the land to their race in Zimbabwe. And because there is no oil.Plian talk nar true."

Yours is Plain talk alright, but it is untrue!

Britain has already - long ago - conceded that the highly skewed land distribution in Zimbabwe is wrong, unreasonable and willing to bankroll reform. But Mugabe, having run-down the country wanted a popular target to whip for purely nationalistic reasons in order to continue in office.

So he rejected the reform plan as a means of retaining power and has refused to negotiate any alternative. He sole interest is to keep power!

He then went on to confiscate lands from white farmers and gave the confiscated lands to his cronies - a class of highly parasitic people always in oversupply in Africa.

Those cronies can't work the land. Why? Because they lack the education, the capital, the work ethics as well as the scientific culture of modern agriculture.

The result? From a large exporter of food (the bread basket of Southern & Central Africa), Zimbadwe is today a pathetic, starving, beggar nation. Shops are empty and umemployment is out of control. The poverty and bad governance have caused significant inflation (at about a annual rate of circa 3 million precent) and degraded the Zimbadwe dollar to virtual worthlessness.

For example, a loaf of bread that sold for 50 Zcents last year is today selling for Z$1,500,000.

The whites were totally wrong to have seized black lands and marginalized the population in penury and legal discrimination. But so did South Africa.

Lets face it, Mugabe is no Nelson Mandela. - JL


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: Joseph kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:53:09 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
JL
But can you explain why over 30 African countries whose election did not meet the AU and international democratic standards retained power. The violent in Kenya, from the stolen election was graphically more horrendous than ZIM. Why was there not such an outcry as that shown in the case of Zim, from the international community apart from the mere condemnation. You remember Nigeria?


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:33:52 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Mr. Joseph Kamara:

You do have a point but I really do not have an accurate answer to your question because many AU member governments keep power via dubious election practices and Kenya you cited, was of course, an awful case, indeed.

I suspect the AU is just beginning to wake up to its responsibilities and decided to pounce on Zim because Mugbe's brutality was egregious. We in Africa have a very long way to go to conduct official business in a manner fair to all and beneficial to our people.

Nigeria is a case all by itself. At the Federal level is was mostly lack of capacity but the bottom line is that the people were not brutalized by the Federal Government and they peacefully accepted the result, knowing fully well from experience that the governing alliance is the genuine winner in fact.

As you know, the opposition to Yar'Ardua was splintered.

At the local level, the whole thing was a money-retaliation game between locals big shots not playing straight, period! It was something like Makeni 2005!

Clearly, Nigeria needs to improve its election management! Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: Nairobbery
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Date Posted: 10:21:16 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

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One of the loudest critic of Mugabe and Zimbabwe Election is Odinga.Kenyan Elections this year, was the most fraudelent election ever know, and casued thousands of deaths, billions worth of Property looted by both Party supporters, and hundreds wer raped by aids infested Party supporters.I am not justifying Mugabe's election, but I am just suggesting that Odinga does not have any moral right to criticise Mugabe and threaten to send soldiers to Zimbabwe.


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 09:50:38 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-98-128-128.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 76.98.128.128

Message:
There should be no negotiated settlement. The whole election was fraudulent and should be held again , under UN control.


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:57:51 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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In addition to new elections under UN auspices, at some suitable point in the not-too-distant future all killings, mutilations (cut hand, cut fingers, cut ears), rapes and election malpractices must be thoroughly investigated with the perpetrators brought to justice and victims and survivors adequately compensated. - JL


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:22 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.84.3

Message:

The one Man, one vote, one time African Bigmanism is about to end. So sad to see ole Bob Mugabe becoming the butt of African jokes.......84 plus years old and still running!

Leaders must never destroy their nations!!

tstm


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: Fenthi
To: All
Date Posted: 10:58:24 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: fenthi@hotmail.com
Entered From: e182014088.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.182.14.88

Message:
Rightly so. Any other decision will simply endorse illegality. ZANU-PF`s fraudulent election and electoral practices should be condemned outright and not be allowed to go without consequences. This is important for younger Generations in the whole of Africa. There is nothing like "just a little bit of Democracy"


Subject: Re: the Zimbabwe solution.
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:50:32 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-82.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.82

Message:
Paddy you don cam ya? Welcome!

My thesis is almost complete and will find the right time to post it.


Subject: AU Observer Mission In Zimbabwe
From: ATK
To: All
Date Posted: 08:55:22 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

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Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, right, former Sierra Leone president and head of the African Union Observer Mission to Zimbabwe addresses a press conference in Harare, Monday, June, 30, 2008. African Union observers say Zimbabwe's one-candidate presidential runoff fell short of the continental body's standards.


Mugabe was sworn in for a sixth term Sunday, moments after electoral officials declared he had won the runoff. His main rival and many African and other world leaders have called the runoff a sham.
(AP


Subject: Re: AU Observer Mission In Zimbabwe
From: Joseph kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:06:03 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: jose@hotmail.com
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Did Sierra Leone election meet international democratic standards, if so why has Tejan Kabba's party, the SLPP pettioned the outcome of the result in court? The APC govt has a powerful witness to testify on their behalf.


Subject: Sierra Leone: 'APC Will Rule for 25 Years'
From: Concord Times
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Date Posted: 08:25:14 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Sierra Leone: 'APC Will Rule for 25 Years'



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Concord Times (Freetown)

28 June 2008
Posted to the web 30 June 2008

Mohamed Vandi
Kenema

All Peoples Congress (APC) aspirant for the Kenema mayorship race yesterday told AM Live, a popular breakfast show on eastern community radio, that his party "will stay in power for twenty-five years." Karefa Kanneh said after that his party would handover power to the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).

He enthused that the two are the only recognised political parties in Sierra Leone, adding that when they would have ruled for the stated years, SLPP would be given a chance to come in and continue with their good work.


Kanneh said he stood firmly by his statements and that "councils in that city would not be funded if people and the district failed to vote in APC candidates in the July 5 Local council elections." "The APC is a credible political party that can live up to the expectations of the citizenry and the international community. We have inherited several problems from the past government, so we really need some time to put the country on the development map. Our vision as a party is to redeem our people from this economic misery," he said.

However, secretary general of SLPP Jacob Jusu Saffa said "Kanneh is stupid and does not seem to understand how government works." But Kanneh continued to make claims, saying SLPP councilors did nothing to have qualified Kenema as city; a township which status apparently came with the successful outcome of the 2004 local government elections, the first in over three decades.

"Look at the terrible roads we have in this of our so called city. No development actually has qualified this town to be a city," he said adding that if elected he will beautify Kenema to the status of Freetown.



Meanwhile, Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has also reacted strongly.

Its publicity secretary, Mohamed Bangura retorted that the aspirants' statements were just too silly because there are three recognised political parties in parliament and about four parties are now contesting the local council elections.

"He is a political nonentity," he stated.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Too Much of Intimidation Mr. President
From: Concord Times
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:07 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

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Sierra Leone: Too Much of Intimidation Mr. President



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Concord Times (Freetown)

OPINION
28 June 2008
Posted to the web 30 June 2008

Mohamed Vandi
Kenema

Letter to the President His Excellency, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, I am pleased to inform you that the rate of intimidation and violence in the Eastern Region is on the rise everyday.

The latest information gathered either from BBC reporter Umaru Fofanah or other sources about the fight that erupted between supporters of the All Peoples Congress and the Sierra Leone Peoples Party could serve as a living testimony of the perpetual violence that is rocking the region. With less than ten days to the Local Council Elections, several similar cases of attack have been reported.


As record has it, the Eastern Region tasted the most of the acrimony that took place during the 1991 rebel incursion. Whoever comes to the region for the very first time would attest to the fact that houses that were shattered during the war are still in their skeleton shape.

Since the end of the Foday Sankoh-led rebel war, some people have found it very difficult to recover their damaged houses and other priceless property. This clearly indicates that violence of any nature leads to retrogression and does not yield dividend.

Your Excellency, the Tongo incident as reported by the BBC reporter has left many houses and property damaged. This incident started with the burning of Solomon Berewa's photo by angry youths believed to be APC supporters.

Local Unit Commander of Tongo Police Division, CSP Aiah Komba was accused of fueling the political uprising in the Lower Bambara Chiefdom, Kenema District by an SLPP Member of Parliament Francis Konuwa. In the subsequent week, we heard about the severe confrontation between supporters of the APC and SLPP in the same locality. This really shows that the police are not competent enough to handle situations of such nature in the chiefdom.

In Kono, there was also a report of attack on former vice president during his recent visit to launch his party's campaign for the local council election. In the course of the violence, there were additional reports of destruction of valuable property by angry youths.

In Kenema too, angry youths attacked residents of Koroma Street and pelted stones at them during the APC rally which resulted in the destruction of some houses.

This violence is becoming uncontrollable and if immediate action is not taken Mr. President, it could lead to an unfortunate situation that will have the predilection of disrupting the coming elections.

Remember you took over this country with the promise of restoring lasting peace among the citizens. Now the people you promised to protect at all times are being intimidated, molested and beaten.

Their cries are all over the Eastern Region. Even some of the paramount chiefs who should be seen protecting the people have started perpetrating gross intimidation in their localities. In Tongo, paramount chief Alimamy Farmah threatened his chiefs with dismissal if they fail to vote for APC.

"We are unprotected since the police and our local authorities who should remain neutral have taken sides politically," a sub-chief in the Lower Bambara chiefdom who prefers to remain anonymous disclosed during his visit to Kenema.

President Koroma, the people are calling on your timely intervention.




When questioned on Eastern Radio AM live programme by callers about the increasing violence allegedly perpetrated by his supporters, APC aspirant for Kenema's mayoral position, Karifa Kanneh Thursday said: "Even SLPP supporters were violent during the presidential and parliamentary elections. It was in this town that our party leader then who is now president of the republic, Ernest Bai Koroma, was brutally attacked by SLPP members after he had earlier escaped death in Segbema. Our supporters were also attacked in several places within this district." From Karifa's statement over the radio, one would have in mind that some APC members have resorted to vengeance.

But to be frank, many APC members faced similar intimidation during the last elections. It's just that the level of such activities did not cumulate into increasing violence as it is now happening in the regions of this country.

Mr. President, despite the global issue that is affecting citizens of this country, your administrative performance is commendable. So let nobody use his or her political connection to frustrate your effort. Remember that you said that you are the President of the people and not the party. Please come to the aid of your children who are presently in tears due to political intimidation and molestation.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Too Much of Intimidation Mr. President
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:02:57 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 206.53.144.24

Message:
My friend,please remember that is the modus operandi of the APC body politic.Do you recall 1968 when Stevens and John Bangura almost dismembered the Kailahun District from the rest of the nation?.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: A STUDY OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER: CALL FOR ASSISTANCE
From: Kenday S. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 03:05:41 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: kenday.kamara@waldenu.edu
Entered From: at 71.237.113.153

Message:
Dear Netters,

In my last e-mail I told you about the ‘study of presidential power and its effects on the problems of corruption in Sierra Leone’ I am going to undertake as a research project. The study is quite relevant. No such study has ever been done. And now comes word that Tony Blair is setting up a governance office in Freetown.

The purpose of this research is to determine a full range of leadership styles and behavior of our presidents that will help us better understand presidential power and its effects on the problems of corruption in the country. Data for this purpose is collected using a Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) Form 5x-Short instrument. Bass created the original version of the MLQ in 1995. Avolio, Bass, and Jung (1995) have since developed a revised version of the MLQ, Form 5x-Short, which is used in this study. The instrument is designed to measure transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership and the degree to which leaders exhibit these styles. Prospectus attached.
The research question for the study specifies the subject population as: the current and former Presidents and direct support staff at the Office of the current and former Presidents, current and former Cabinet Ministers, former and current members of Parliament, heads and direct support staff of the civil service, current and former heads of parastatals. All questionnaires will be in English because all respondents are literate in English. The sampling method for each population group is described:

(1) Office of the President: The current president, Ernest Bai Koroma, and the former president, Tejan Kabbah; and management level members of their staff will be approached to complete the MLQ instrument. Lists of staff members in the offices of the current and former presidents are obtained from the Sierra Leone Government Information Services in Freetown. Convenience sampling is used to select samples from the population based on easy availability and/or accessibility. Easily accessible staff in the current and former offices of the presidents is studied. A good number of candidates from both administrations are chosen to ensure those studied are viewed as the most representative sample of the society. The questionnaires are available in English, and interviews are conducted in English as well.

(2) Current and Former Cabinet Ministers (Including Current and Former Deputy Ministers): Again, convenience sampling will be done to select samples from this population group. A list of current and former cabinet ministers including the current and former vice presidents and the current and former deputy ministers are obtained from the Sierra Leone Government Information Service and the official websites of the current and former governments of Sierra Leone. These population subjects will be asked to complete the MLQ instrument.

(3) Current and Former Members of Parliament: Convenience sampling is again adopted to study this population group in the Sierra Leone Parliament. In addition, the Speaker of the House, the Clerk of the House and other staff in the management level of Parliament are included in the sampling. This population group is reached in person (hand delivery of questionnaire which involve costs) and via email (a cost efficient and easily managed method of gathering data).

(4) Heads and Direct Support Staff of the Civil Service: Convenience sampling is also used to recruit participants from all the line Ministries of the civil service who include the Permament Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries, and Directors and Deputy Directors of the various Ministries. A list of Civil Service personnel is obtained from the Sierra Leone Public Service Commission in Freetown. Also, a larger population will be reached in person (hand delivery of questionnaire) and by e-mailing the questionnaire to the various office holders.

(5) Current and Former Heads of Parastatals: An ideal method of gathering data on this population group is also by convenience sampling. Lists of current and former heads of the various parastatals are obtained from the Privatization Unit of the Government of Sierra Leone. Also, a number of questionnaires are hand delivered and others emailed.

(6) Heads of Civil Society Organizations (Both Indigenous and Foreign Heads): A list of heads of all civil society organizations is obtained from the non-governmental organization unit of the Ministry of Development and Economic Planning, the Ministry responsible for the registration of all NGOs in Sierra Leone. Both registered indigenous and foreign NGOs are considered. Again, a number of questionnaires are hand delivered and others emailed.

For the qualitative part of the study, face-to-face interviews with at least 5 most senior members from each of the following six population groups are conducted for deeper understanding of perceptions of leadership styles and power and influence in Sierra Leone. The interview schedule will be informed by leadership styles and perceptions items in the quantitative survey.

Help support the data collection activity for this study by making your contribution and remitting any pledges to the following account:

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As we labor to find presidents who can lead, I need your help to study our presidency. Please help me reach my goal of raising 9,400 United States Dollars to pay for air tickets, living expenses and administration. Whatever you can contribute today helps. Again, if you know of any leads of possible sources of funds for such research please share them with me. I can also be privately reached at kenday.kamara@waldenu.edu
Sincerely,

Kenday S. Kamara
Doctoral Research Project Coordinator
A Study of Presidential Power and Its Effects on the Problems of Corruption in Sierra Leone
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Subject: I would have made millions by now. Agree?
From: Bambay
To: All
Date Posted: 01:45:54 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-154-238.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.154.238

Message:
I was positive even growing-up that I would make millions of dollars and help people. It is that confidence I grew-up with but I tried not to be arrogant but firm, respectful and respectable.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/53/celebrities08_Jay-Z_WRB5.html


Subject: When Mugabe became a dictator?
From: political
To: All
Date Posted: 01:40:23 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I understand that Mr. Mugabe has rule Zimbabwe since 1980 (28 years). When did he really become a dictator?


Subject: Re: When Mugabe became a dictator?
From: Wan Ten Kemeh
To: All
Date Posted: 07:09:10 07/01/08 ()
Email Address: kemeh@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 120.89.104.3

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When he decided that african politics should be determined by africans and not some double-chin-so called Prime Minister in Downing Street. When he decided that africa is for africans and not some white hunky whose fore-fathers killed thousands of africans so as to steal their land.


Subject: Re: When Mugabe became a dictator?
From: Political analyst
To: All
Date Posted: 10:24:18 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

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When he fell out with Britain over White Men Land's issue.The man who was being projected by Whites as a Patriot, as an honest man, suddenly was branded a dictator, a brutal and ruthless murderer.


Subject: When he took land from the Muzungu's
From: Shengbe Pieh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:30:53 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Soon after the seizure of land from decendnants of Apartheid Muzungus started


Subject: You have shamed Sierra Leone; you'll find out!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 01:25:30 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-154-238.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.154.238

Message:
An intelligent man sees with his mind’s-eye.
Please contact Yusif #8, his brother and CPO. Ask them about me. They have information that none of you know about. For the henchmen who are going around misinforming you, they don’t know anything about me or such information. There is nothing one can sell here that I can buy. Yusif #8 will tell you that for fact. The fact remains that as a Sierra Leone and one who is focused, I have a job to do and will not stray from that but I cannot buy what anyone is selling on this forum because they do not know. In the United State, we have what is called the White House, the Senate, the Congress and the Law.
That is a fact. Ask. Don’t be fooled by some people’s ignorance of the American and International affairs. You know better. People on this forum have shamed Sierra Leone in a big way. You will find out!
An intelligent man sees with his mind’s-eye. Yusif #8 has seen with his mind’s eye; have you!
That is my last word on that subject until revelation time.
Lontha!


Subject: Re: You have shamed Sierra Leone; you'll find out!
From: YUSIF #08
To: All
Date Posted: 10:30:07 06/30/08 ()
Email Address: makeni1@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-65-24-65-241.columbus.res.rr.com at 65.24.65.241

Message:
Hello Bambay, how is life treating you lately? I am hoping great. My brother, I can say nothing but good things about you. I value you as a friend brother, and great countryman (Sierra Leonean) despite past and current situations. But to every success, one must undergo through the tests of the will, and that of character. And in my book, you passed both. Take care. Until then, Peace.


Subject: THIEVES AT LUNGI AIRPORT?
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 20:23:29 06/29/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-64.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.64

Message:
My sister arrived at Lungi airport last friday. To her surprised, one of her luggage was damaged and some of her things stolen. I am calling on the Minister of Transport and Aviation to put in place some mechanism to prevent such act. This is very disgraceful.


Subject: Re: THIEVES AT LUNGI AIRPORT?
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 08:37:54 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Man Pikin, this is not a new story.


Subject: Re: THIEVES AT LUNGI AIRPORT?
From: craseman
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:15 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
The matter should be reported to the Police and not the Minister.


Subject: Re: THIEVES AT LUNGI AIRPORT?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:44:25 06/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Please report to ACC..
Forward to all major newspapers..

http://www.anticorruptionsl.org/

3 Gloucester Street, Freetown.
Telephone: 022-223645
Hotline1: 077-985-985
Hotline2: 077-986-986


Subject: Whats the difference between an "anyampi" and a "chap man"?
From: Freedom of Speech
To: All
Date Posted: 19:07:56 06/29/08 ()
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Posted by John Jonathan Strong Ezzidio on June 29, 2008 at 01:59:53:

In Reply to: Re: SLPMB Wrecker Pockets US$2.5 Million in Murky NASSIT Deal posted by Olu Beckley on June 28, 2008 at 21:34:55:


First clarify whether Glass House's accusations are true. Are you a big thief,'anyampi' or just a 'chap man'?


Subject: Who is the "Scorpion"?
From: Straight Talk
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Date Posted: 16:01:19 06/29/08 ()
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Before attempting to answer the question, it is important to know what the scorpion is. According to Dawn Gouge and others at the University of Arizona, “Scorpions have long been of interest to humans primarily because of their ability to give painful and sometimes life threatening stings.” A scorpion is a solitary animal that falls in the spider family. According to Dawn Gouge and others again, “Scorpions have an elongated body and a segmented tail that is tipped with a venomous stinger.” Biologically, “Scorpions are venomous arthropods in the class Arachnida.” Scorpions are typically nocturnal animals and they are predatory. Scorpions are good at setting ambushes and are sometimes deadly with their venomous sting.

Now to my next part, who is the Scorpion? During the NPRC days, “Uncle Tom” Nyuma was known as the Scorpion (correct me if I'm wrong). He had the reputation of supposedly escaping ambushes while innocent citizens would fall prey to those same rebel traps. Before escaping Sierra Leone with allegedly stolen funds, many had come to believe “Uncle Tom” Nyuma was part of the rebel group he claimed to be fighting in the Eastern Province. How many innocent Sierra Leoneans lost their lives at the hands of Tom Nyuma? Tom Nyuma is a Predator and a killer. These are typical characteristics of a Scorpion.

“Uncle Tom” Nyuma lived in Ohio and supposedly worked as a security officer. His record in that community is “nothing to write home about.” Now he is back home trying to write another depressing chapter to his legacy. Uncle Tom Nyuma is an abuser. It is alleged that he was involved in many domestic violence incidences while in Columbus, Ohio. It is also alleged that his deportation was a result of his violence tendencies especially against women and less fortunate people (unsuspecting preys). The women of Kailahun should rise up and make sure that someone who abuses them is not elected. If elected, he would abuse the position as a scorpion abuses innocent preys. KAILAHUN SAY NO TO THE SCORPION!!!

P/S:-
Pieces written by Straight Talk are not for Kids and the faint minded. Straight Talk talks tough.
Straight Talk welcomes constructive criticism based on the topic posted without personal attacks and or offensive language. In short respond to the issue intelligently without being vulgar.


Subject: PLEASE ABIDE BY THE NO-NAME AGREEMENT
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 13:08:33 06/29/08 ()
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If anybody wants to do business or specualate about AT, please go and do it on their forum.It was agreed that both forums should no longer mention the two publishers or their newspapers by name to avoid conflict. I have warned you until my voice is already hoarse. I AM SURPRISED THAT SOME OF YOU ARE STILL MENTIONING NAMES ON THIS FORUM. I HAD TO DELETE SIX OF SUCH POSTS TODAY. YOU HAVE TO STOP.

Don't you feel sorry for our poor mothers being abused on that forum by THE MAN IN CHARGE ? As a Christian, I have ceased going to that forum because the stuff being posted there by the MAN IN CHARGE are affecting my spirit. You cannot have the Holy Spirit in you and feel at ease reading obscenities. I am sure that those of you who are good muslims too have been screaming your distastes in your minds each time you see the things on that forum.

Please have a thought for our mothers and listen to advice. Stop mentioning the names of the paper or the publisher here.

We know she is not the one responding with mammy cuss. I have been in touch with her and I know she does not approve of the obscenities being posted on her forum. She told me she was very, very , very busy and time has not permitted her yet to work on that forum.I understand that situation because I have often found myself in that position. There were times when it used to be weeks I did not have time to visit this forum. Had it not been for the excellent job being done by the MODERATOR, the same thing would have happened here. I want to thank the MODERATOR a lot...And Forum Police.

In the interim, please, please go to that forum if you have issue with them. We want to safeguard ourselves from attacks on our mothers. We nor bin pull we mama den sarah. Allah Bissau(The Lord Forbid ). I guess we are all sick with THAT SICK MAN is doing , but we can't help it and many of you are silent because you don't want your mothers to be abused too. It is DICTATORSHIP , BUT WHAT TO DO ? "Dah our own'a bad luck", as the Liberian man would love to say in our local parlance in Liberia.


Subject: Re: PLEASE ABIDE BY THE NO-NAME AGREEMENT
From: IT Guru
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Date Posted: 16:34:26 06/29/08 ()
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Just realised there is such a rule here after you deleted my post about how to access AT via www.news.sl and not www.awarenesstimes.com.

That was a post made with good intentions but your decision to remove it is respected as this is your own forum. Have a good day sir.


Subject: Re: PLEASE ABIDE BY THE NO-NAME AGREEMENT
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 17:31:28 06/29/08 ()
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Sorry about that.I just deleted the thread without reading the rest .


Subject: Re: PLEASE ABIDE BY THE NO-NAME AGREEMENT
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 00:49:08 06/30/08 ()
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Reverend KABS-KANU, I will take this time to inform you that in my class we are treating the Urinary System, Integumetary System, if you will. Just as a reminder.
In continuation, I would like to say that I find it a little hard to swallow when I read the following coming from you: “As a Christian, I have ceased going to that forum because the stuff being posted there by the MAN IN CHARGE are affecting my spirit. You cannot have the Holy Spirit in you and feel at ease reading obscenities. I am sure that those of you who are good muslims too have been screaming your distastes in your minds each time you see the things on that forum.” I cannot deny your Christianity as I am not worthy enough to do so because only God knows our hearts and He alone can judge us. Nonetheless, I would give results of my investigation through examination thus far and based on that, I would like to ask, who is a good Christian and a good Muslim? One who follows the Teachings of Jesus Christ and one who follows the Teachings of Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be on him.) Reverend, take my situation and tell me who is a good Christian and a good Muslim particularly on these forums?
I do agree that most people’s actions can be viewed by religious people as out of the norm but there are many issues that makes me a little uncomfortable about those who make condemnations of others without examining their stance on issues that impact the lives of their fellow man.
Reverend KABS-KANU did I or did I not send my college transcr1pts, my Green Card and my Virginia Police Background Check to you by 2003-2005 even before I departed for California? Well, I sent the same documents to T.V. stations here in the United States including but not limited to all CNN Programs, ABC, NBC and BBC America and in Britain I also sent such messages to participants on this forum and the Leoneclub forums.
However, though most people were writing gullible rhetoric’s about me here, falsely accusing me and though you were aware that such derogatory remarks caused insurmountable pain and disrespect for me, nearly causing my life, Reverend you never for once came to my defense; not because I have achieved anything but because I am God’s child who is a sinner that religious people must see it to defend his life, his dignity but you did not. I have done no human any pain but stand resolutely to preserve my life but you and many here were angry at me that I can respond to questions, which might have resulted in celebrities favor and the name and fame that came with it. But you know truly well that I could not have been powerful to have this entire world assemble to sing praises; and as a God-loving and God-fearing, who knows that praises belong to God who ushers it on any of his servants, the praise of any man should not have caused distaste for your relationship with such people and if you see them going wrong, it is your duty to bring them close to God and not try to create avenues where they can be disrespected or destroyed.
Reverend, can your lack of restraint to curb such hatred demonstrated on this forum that could have caused me my life any lesser than some one posting insults or what you call obscenities on another forum without even making an attempt to correct them but creating an avenue to raise an army to hate such a any lesser? I have not gone to the forum in question but what I have seen on this forum and the tactics to lore readers, the sympathy tricks played on this forum and the hate-mongering is what I detest and thought I should voice my opinion against.
Reverend you have more than once, implicitly, demonstrated here that you are not fit to talk to me, that you are better than me, how: go figure, as but I have incessantly tried to demonstrate forgiveness and stretched an olive branch to you but I have witnessed a kind of bitterness in you and a desire for fights with people that I have never witnessed in no religious person especially one who it is to change people and should follow Jesus’ Teachings in doing so but you have not. I wonder then the constitution of your congregation if what you preach here is what they are getting. You are not a forgiven person even if your actions nearly caused a man his life because I remember some of your words since 1999 when you joined the AfricaOnline Forum, the Nupe Forum and some words you were saying against women then. I never believed you were a Rev. for real. Fosizzle.
Therefore, I find it a little backward when I read statements such as “Don't you feel sorry for our poor mothers being abused on that forum by THE MAN IN CHARGE ? As a Christian, I have ceased going to that forum because the stuff being posted there by the MAN IN CHARGE are affecting my spirit. You cannot have the Holy Spirit in you and feel at ease reading obscenities. I am sure that those of you who are good muslims too have been screaming your distastes in your minds each time you see the things on that forum” blaze.
I just thought I should bring that to your attention and let you know that I am not mad at you.


Subject: Please let's abide by the agreement
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 13:00:19 06/29/08 ()
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If anybody wants to do business or specualate about AT, please go and do it on their forum.It was agreed that both forums should no longer mention the two publishers or their newspapers by name to avoid conflict. I have warned you until my voice is already hoarse.

Don't you feel sorry for our poor mothers being abused on that forum ? As a Christian, I have ceased going to that forum because the stuff being posted there by the MAN IN CHARGE are affecting my spirit. You cannot have the Holy Spirit in you and feel at ease reading all obscenities. I am sure that those of you who are good muslims too kave been screaming your distastes in your minds each time you see the things on that forum.

Please have a thought for our mothers and listen to advice. Stop mentioning the names of the paper or the publisher here.

We know she is not the one responding with mammy cuss. I have been in touch with her and I know she does not approve of the obscenities being posted on her forum. She told me she was very, very , very busy and time has not permitted her yet to work on that forum.I understand that situation because I have often found myself in that position. There were times when it used to be weeks I did not have time to visit this forum. Had it not been for the excellent job being done by the MODERATOR, the same thing would have happened here.

In the interim, please, please go to that forum if you have issue with them. We want to safeguard ourselves from attacks on this forum . We nor bin pull we mama den sarah. Allah Bissau(The Lord Forbid ). I guess we are all sick with what is going on , but we can't help it and many of you are silent because you don't want your mothers to be abused too. It is DICTATORSHIP , BUT WHAT TO DO ?


Subject: Buy and Sell Properties in Salone
From: Patriot
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Date Posted: 12:23:02 06/29/08 ()
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If you want to buy or sell properties in Salone pls visit www.saloneproperties.net


Subject: HOW INDEPENDENT IS THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA COMMISSION
From: Freedom of Speech
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Date Posted: 12:09:12 06/29/08 ()
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IMC FINDS NEW VISION GUILTY

The Independent Media Commission (IMC) on Friday 27th June 2008 found the New Vision newspaper guilty of publishing false reports that "were not only defamatory and malicious but a vicious attempt to malign the good name, character and reputation of the President, especially when he was very much concerned about zero tolerance on corruption." This decision was reached in the case of the Office of the President represented by Press Secretary Sheka Tarawalie versus the New Vision represented by its Managing Editor A.B.S. Massaquoi. In this regard, the New Vision was ordered to write a retraction and send a letter of apology to the President while at the same time the newspaper would pay a fine of five hundred thousand leones (Le 500,000).

In its Friday May 2 2008 edition, the newspaper had published a front-page lead story with the headline ‘Wasteful... President Koroma Lavished $1.02M Flying’, asserting that the sum in question had been spent on trips to African countries alone.

The Press Secretariat had denied the reports and therefore prevailed on the New Vision to do a retraction. The newspaper was recalcitrant, insisting that they stood by their story and that they had evidence to the effect. When the case was brought to the IMC however, the newspaper could not corroborate the figures, employing a last-ditch attempt to mislead the commission by presenting falsified figures that did not even add up to the alleged amount.


Here is the full press release from the IMC:


COMPLAINT BY PRESS SECRETARY, STATE HOUSE, MR SHEKA TARAWALIE AGAINST THE MANAGING EDITOR, NEW VISION

The Independent Media Commission deliberated on a complaint from Mr Sheka Tarawalie, Press Secretary State House with regard to what he termed ‘defamatory and libellous articles’ against H.E. the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. The articles which were captioned: ‘Wasteful... President Koroma Lavished $1.02M Flying’ were published in the Friday May 2, Monday May 5 and Tuesday May 6 2008 editions of New Vision.

Mr Sheka Tarawalie told the Complaints Committee that the statements were not only defamatory and malicious but a vicious attempt to malign the good name, character and reputation of the President, especially when he was very much concerned about zero tolerance on corruption. He also pointed out that the statement that the President spent $1.02 million on his African trips alone and received $20,000 per diem per trip was false and malicious. He said that for each trip, the Protocol Officer collected an imprest to cover expenses incurred by the delegation.

The Complaints Committee conducted three hearings on the matter during which the complainant and defendant were cross-examined by Committee members. Both parties presented documentary evidence to buttress their positions on the matter

On close study of both documents, it was discovered that the document presented by the Managing Editor of New Vision which he said he had received from [a] ‘very credible source’ showed that the expenditures incurred on the President’s African trips amounted to $210 USD only, while the amount incurred on the entire trips including his travels to Asia and Europe up to April 2008 amounted to $655. When the disparities in the figures published were viewed against those in the document he presented to the Complaints Committee were pointed out to the Managing Editor, he acknowledged that he had published wrong information as the document containing the figures he had tabled to the Complaints Committee fell far short of what he had published. When asked what he planned to do to correct the misleading report he had published about the President, he offered to publish a retraction.

In line with the accuracy requirement and penalty prescribed on page 12 Sections 1 & 3 of the Media Code of Practice, the Board of the IMC has ordered the New Vision newspaper to pay a fine of Le 500,000. The newspaper has also been ordered to publish a retraction on its front page giving it the same prominence as the offending article. It is also to send a letter of apology to the President copied to the Chairperson of the IMC. All of these orders are to be executed within seven days of receipt of the letter from the IMC.

SIGNED Commissioners Bernadette P. Cole (Chairman), Priestly Adewole Bell, Francis L. Davies, Cassandra A Davies, Augustine Garmoh, Christo Johnson, Abubakarr H. Kargbo, Isaac Massaquoi, Joshua Nicol, Mohamed Samoura

Meanwhile President Ernest Koroma arrived in Egypt for the 11th session of the African Union yesterday. The President will today chair the Committee of 10 on the United Nations Reforms. Among the delegation are First Lady Sia Koroma and Foreign Affairs Minister Zainab Bangura.

Sheka Tarawalie

Presidential Press Secretary

Sham Al Sheik, Egypt

29 June 2008



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Subject: Re: HOW INDEPENDENT IS THE INDEPENDENT MEDIA COMMISSION
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 16:00:41 06/29/08 ()
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But the government failed to provide the actual figure incurred on travels. The public need to know how the president and government spent the mone