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How will history remember us in times of Covid 19?

By Basita Michael As we prepare to go into the New Year let us pause, reflect and contemplate on the moments we went through at the height of the pandemic and…

Pres. Bio Leading But Not In Charge?

Does Sierra Leone have a Chief Minister or a Prime Minister? By Basita Michael Me: Good afternoon Siri Siri: Good afternoon. Me: I’m confused! Who is in charge of the…

Taking a Trek on Freetown’s Panoramas

A unique part of human nature craves for new experiences and conquering fresh territories. Sometimes you get the feeling to do something different or visit some exciting place, or places.…

Is Feminism Un-African?

By Makalay Saidiatu Sonda When I do call myself a feminist; many people think it’s senseless because I’m a pan-Africanist too.  In the eyes of many, pan-Africanism and feminism are…

Beware: Diabetes Is Now at Our Doorsteps

There is no current data on the prevalence of diabetes in Sierra Leone. However, health professionals can attest to the fact that it is on the increase. According to the…

Female Medical Doctors Are as Good as Males

Women face gender disparities and barriers as students or working in male dominated professions. Medicine is no different, especially in the African culture where a female health worker is always…

Heightened prevalence of rape and other sexual and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone

In recent months, several high profile cases have hit the headlines in the country. The first which resulted in the death of five-year-old Khadija Madinatu Saccoh sparked momentous outrage across…

CHANGING OUR MINDSET IN 2021

Basita Michael Like most years, this coming Christmas and New Year will compel us to pause, reflect and contemplate on the successes and challenges of the year. Although compared to…

Exclusive interview

Fatima Maada Bio, the First Lady that rocked the nation Many Sierra Leoneans see her as an enigma. For some, Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Fatima Maada Bio, is a lady…