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Phenomenal Woman: Isha Tejan Cole-Johansen

Posted by Rujizzle on May 15, 2012 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

In this entry, I will love to show you all why I love this woman, Ms. Isha Tejan Cole-Johansen. She exudes many wonderful qualities and has the qualities of a Phenomenal Woman as described in Dr. Maya Angelou's poem.

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Saluting Sierra Leone's Women

Posted by Rujizzle on April 27, 2012 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The cabinet of Sierra Leone is  part of the executive branch of the government of Sierra Leone. Cabinet members are nominated by the President and are then proceeded to the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone for confirmation or rejections by a majority vote by members of Parliament.



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Sierra Leone: 51 Years Later

Posted by Rujizzle on April 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Bulom people were thought to have been the earliest inhabitants of Sierra Leone, followed by the Mende and Temne peoples in the 15th century and thereafter the Fulani. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to explore the land; the name Sierra Leone is derived form the Portuguese word "Sierra Lyoa" meaning "lion mountain" coined by Portuguese sailor, Pedro Da Cintra, due to the plateux and shape of the land. Mangrove swamps lie along the coast, with wooded ...

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For Mama Salone

Posted by Rujizzle on April 26, 2011 at 10:54 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear God,

Today, April 27, 2011, marks 50 years of independence in the Republic of Sierra Leone. As you already know, Sierra Leone is my country of birth and I am proud to be a Sierra Leonean. Since the days of colonization to present, my beloved country has endured several events. Some of these events have been good and some have been bad, but more importantly you have seen us throughout these times as a nation. I am ...

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Posted by Rujizzle on April 24, 2011 at 9:18 AM Comments comments (0)

I came across an article today, which discusses some things I previously talked about in my recent article about Sierra Leone. I am glad to know that I am not the only one that feels disappointed about the rate at which money is being spent on the 50th independence festivities, rather than putting it into good use. 

The ...

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Shame Shame Shame

Posted by Rujizzle on April 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM Comments comments (0)

We're few days away from the 50th independence of Sierra Leone on April 27, 2011. It's great that we've been a republic on our own for that long, however, recent news that I've heard makes me feel that the country has not made much progress at all over the past 50 years. The news I heard is that the government and event planners for the festivities are paying millions to foreign artists to come to Sierra Leone to perform. Th...

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Sierra Leone? Where's that?

Posted by Rujizzle on March 9, 2011 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (6)

So being the outspoken person that I am, most people that have met me know that I am a Sierra Leonean and very proud of it. Obviously, when I meet people I don't introduce myself as "Hi my name is .... and I'm a Sierra Leonean" but if nationality or identity comes into the conversation, I happily share it with people. In this entry, I really just want to discuss certain stereotypes and observations of people when it comes...

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Mi Salone

Posted by Rujizzle on January 22, 2011 at 8:09 PM Comments comments (0)

I came across an ad today about a documentary on the war in Sierra Leone, and just from seeing the trailer, I became very somber about the footages and also my country. From seeing the ad on a website and Sierra Leone, of course I had to check it out, it's a subconscious thing and also patriotism. The documentary is called War Don Don and it seems fairly new and was probably released in 2010. I have yet to see t...

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