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Subject: A candid Blog about Sierra Leone - not for the faint hearted
From: Candid Opinion
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Date Posted: 10:59:29 08/27/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

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For some of us..
A fair appraisal is worth its weight in GOLD..

We contry alaki.. and it is continuing down that same abyss.. even though a NEW government was elected that promised us reform.. and we did vote for them only for them to hussle us..

======READ ON========

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Don't Eat Dem Eggs

**None of this entry is PG rated so begin non-PG section**
**This post may be offensive to readers so if you are easily offended, please log off**

Recently, Sierra Leone has been abuzz from a cocaine “bust” at Lungi airport. Apparently, a small jet coming from South America landed unauthorized in the middle of the night at Sierra Leone’s only international airport conveniently located across a massive bay from Freetown. The plane was carrying $100M worth of cocaine with some of it mysteriously disappearing after it was seized. The government has been preoccupied this entire month trying to change the drug enforcement laws ex post facto so that they can commandeer the aircraft for themselves. One of the consequences of the “crackdown” after the bust was the detaining of all non-black Africans that happened to be driving their cars that day without a passport, i.e. Driving While White. Many UN personnel in non-UN marked cars were arrested and spent all morning at immigration including some friends of mine.

But instead of rattling off my last thoughts about Sierra Leone line by line before I return home, I have decided to use this entry to spell out my Sierra Leone Bottom Ten and Top Ten.

[=Salone Bottom Ten=]

**For this list, #10 is the least irritating item and #1 is the most irritating**

10. LOCAL FOOD

Don’t get me wrong, I love all types of food. I pride myself in never failing to finish a plate of food placed in front of me. And I have eaten some interesting things. A village chief in Laos gave me the honor of eating the heart of a chicken and later the chicken’s feet. In Thailand I ate grasshoppers, water beetles, and silk worms. I eat the local street food everywhere I go and have made it a priority to eat every type of street food that Salone has to offer. But that includes about six things. There is akara (my favorite fried banana doughnut hole), goat on stick, beef wrapped in some newspaper, pork on a stick (gave me food poisoning two weeks ago since the pigs here are infested with some parasite), fry-fry (the full-on kitchen set up on the side of the road), boiled eggs (gave me salmonella last week), young coconut (the top is chopped off with a machete so you can drink all of the milk), and that’s about it. Apart from street food, everything is cooked in palm oil: a deep, red oil produced locally that is high in saturated fat. Main dishes have one of three starches: boiled cassava (sometimes molded into a giant white ball called fufu), boiled yams, or rice. And then you have a choice of one of four toppings: cassava leaves fried in palm oil, potato leaves fried in palm oil, groundnut soup, or sawa-sawa (my favorite but impossible to find). The food is somewhat spicy and definitely very filling. But there is no variety. There is a 90% chance that if you are going to be served a local dish it will be cassava leaves with rice. Forget about having fresh vegetables. Forget about having fresh fruit besides the occasional mango. Forget about cheese.

I never have fancied myself as a cheese person, but I found for the first time in SL some REAL cheese (not this UHT Laughing Cow crap) in a refrigerator at the PX at UN Headquarters. I have never craved something so much before in my life. I took the small block of cheddar outside and devoured the whole thing in a few seconds. Alex Zlotnik would not survive in Sierra Leone.

9. KRIO

It is not politically correct to say this, but then again none of this blog is politically correct. These are my thoughts and I let you read them to provide insight into my thoughts alone. What I say should not be taken any further than this post.

Krio is classified as an actual language and some have even attempted to set up a writing system for Krio. All of this is garbage. Krio is a spoken dialect- not a full language- that is essentially English without verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, verb conjugation, nominative vs. objective case, and calls upon a third grade vocabulary.

Is it politically correct or grossly inappropriate to name a pamphlet “Wetin na speshel kot?” (What is the Special Court?). I would be infuriated if my children were taught formally in a specialized dialect that enabled them to communicate with perhaps a million people instead of learning the first global language spoken by 1.8 billion people worldwide. Sierra Leoneans have their own dialect- that is perfectly fine and wonderful. But it is not a true, independent language and thus should not be glorified as one. If business in Sierra Leone was conducted in Mende or Temne or Limba, I would be much more inclined to learn these languages. But since it is conducted in Krio or poor English, it becomes quite irritating and annoying. These kids can “talk the Krio” all they want outside the classroom, but I almost had a hernia when I heard they were being taught this stuff formally.

• udat - who ("who that")
• ustem - when ("what time")
• usay – where ("what side")

It should not be viewed as a progressive approach to the way different people speak. It should be regarded as insult. If you can read "Wetin na Speshel Kot," you can also read "What is the Special Court." There is no need to stoop down and belittle Africans because their normal, day to day spoken English is different than ours.

8. TRASH

The country has no set mechanism for waste disposal. I have been working for the past ten weeks solely on trying to get a massive project off the ground that will bring together various bodies to work together in getting the entire country clean. What upsets me most is that Sierra Leone used to be best practice for West Africa regarding waste management. Now it is back at the bottom because of the APC government.

It is amazing how politics can destroy a nation. Sometimes I wonder whether the government here is actually needed to keep the country intact. Security is joke, sanitation is a joke, the roads are a joke, the schools are a joke, the hospitals are a joke, electricity and running water is a coin toss. No one pays taxes because no one comes to collect them and thus there are no public works. The government building (Youyi Building- built by the Chinese) is the only building in the country over ten stories. All of the elevators are broken, the floor numbers are scrawled on the walls in Sharpie, abandoned furniture lie in the hallways, and broken down cars and dead animals rot away in the parking lot. From the top floor you can see all of the trash that has accumulated on the awnings of the building from civil servants and ministers tossing their rubbish out of the window. Why not? There are no trash cans anywhere.

Along the streams that run through Freetown there are plenty of signs that forbid dumping. But not only do people continue to dump on the banks of the streams, they also light the trash on fire. So there are makeshift incineration plants in the water ways here. But if the government ministers who set up these no dumping signs do the same thing, why should the common citizen know any better? But statistically, only 1 in 4 Sierra Leoneans can actually read those signs anyway.

7. DOGS

Thailand also has a massive stray dog problem. But the dogs here pose a serious public health risk. They are all absolutely disgusting. The dogs get in brawls from around 1-3 AM and bark up a storm all night. In the morning you can see fresh cuts on all of the dogs’ ears that soon become fly breeding grounds. The typical dog you see on the side of the road in SL has both ears torn apart with an entire colony of flies buzzing around the dogs and laying eggs in the open wound. And then they will come to bother you at the table where you are eating. I almost threw up my food one time when a dog approached the table that had maggots exploding out from around its eye sockets.

During the civil war, the grandfather in our house told us how the dogs would feed on the dead bodies in the street. And then those in hiding had nothing to eat except the dogs that had been eating the fresh corpses. Some to supplement their income in the war would mix and match stray dog meat with beef in the street stalls. Who would ever know?

6. SALMONELLA

Referring to the title, both Vanessa and I have recently had food poisoning and classic symptoms of salmonella, which I will spare you. SFS Kenya readers will remember Ross going over the symptoms with us during orientation as a scare tactic to remember to cook the eggs thoroughly for each student-made breakfast. Let me just say that a potent sulfur compound is expelled in every way possible and in every form possible for a good 48 hours. Malaria never sounded so good.

5. TAXIS

It’s funny how most foreign aid workers here think chartering a taxi is safe and taking a poda-poda is life threatening. The opposite is true. Taking a poda-poda is the safest means of transport because 1) you are one of fifteen or so people crammed into the thing, 2) the poda-poda routes are designated and rarely veer off the main roads, and 3) the fare is universally known and consistent. With the taxis you may be alone with the driver, the route may change unexpectedly, and the fare may fluctuate once you reach your intended destination. On a number of occasions I’ve had taxi drivers renege on renegotiated fares. And though it has not happened to me, one of the girls was forced out of the car at one point. She then realized the taxi had driven off with her cell phone and wallet.

And just two days ago, we chartered a cab that was on the verge of falling into millions of tiny pieces in the middle of the road. The exhaust outlet had been rammed somehow into the boot of the car, so when the car was accelerating in first gear the cabin filled completely with exhaust fumes. And to help the situation, all of the window cranks had been pulled off. The driver had to take a pair of pliers and ratchet down each window individually to keep us from suffocating. He then lit up a cigarette. I almost passed out.

4. RACISM

Where do you draw the line between cultural acceptable and downright universally unacceptable? Take for instance female genital mutilation (FGM). This is a major public health topic that had an entire dedicated module in the health survey I helped administer. Some argue that cutting off the clitoris of a women and/or sewing up their vagina is a cultural practice that should not be interfered with. It’s not. FGM is not a long-standing tradition for any culture. It is put in place by patriarchal societies to keep women from having pleasure during sex and to make sure they do not have sex until they are “allowed.” That is a violation of basic human rights. Regardless of the cultural standpoint, it is against international law and the most extreme types of FGM should be banned.

The same with racism. Racism was a part of US “culture” for a long time, especially in the South. Now it is illegal. What about in Sierra Leone? Should racism still be heralded as a relic of colonialism or a natural reaction of Black Africans seeing a white person for the first time? I know I am not the first white person Sierra Leoneans have seen. Is it so difficult to be called something other than “whiteboy”? Don’t even start to say “Well that is just the Krio name for a white person.” It gets old really fast to be “ssssss”ed at by every local I pass. Some will even order me to stop everything I am doing to come entertain them with my whiteness. "Whiteman, come give me 5,000!"

When receiving the bill after a nice night out on the town, there have been multiple occasions where the price for the food and drinks has increased by a good amount for no reason. I know what the prices should be, but they see my skin color and change the price. "Oh, that's a government tax." B.S. No one pays taxes. If the government is too lazy to go after the millions of dollars worth of smuggled diamonds, what makes you think they care about a restaurant shack on the side of the road? I've had another table's entire bill added to mine. "Oh, they aren't friends of yours?"

3. IDIOCRACY

If you want to get a great idea about how society works in Sierra Leone, look no further than the film “Idiocracy” with Luke Wilson. Instead of Upgrayedd (“upgrade” with two D’s for a double dose of pimping), I have met people with names like Fatmata, Shamu, Yayah, Propecia, Stinky Shoe, G-Corrupt, Mosquito, Shanks, Bundor, Glasgow, Alpha Torie, and Pure Wata. I am not kidding.

Vanessa and I spent all last week at a World Bank conference as the sole UN participants. We thought it would be a huge honor to represent the UN, but it turned out otherwise. The conference was a miserable failure. Almost no one who was invited turned up to the meeting despite the three days of free food. The people that did attend had no idea what the conference was about spending the majority of the workshop using the hotel’s electricity to charge their cell phones. Some would then let their cell phones ring for as long as possible from their charging stations, walk up to where the presenter was standing to unplug the cell phone, and then answer the phone right there and continue to talk in the middle of one of the World Bank presentations. If there were 200 persons in attendance, it would not be that strange to whisper on your cell phone during the meeting. But we are talking less than fifty persons in attendance with two or three at any given moment having a full-on yelling contest over the line. And then after finishing their conversation, they would raise their hand and ask a question that had just been answered in the presentation. Needless to say, the World Bank left early from its own conference.

I almost cried the first day when the World Bank presenter asked us to count off into threes for discussion, i.e. the first person calls “One,” the second calls “Two,” the third calls “Three,” and then the pattern starts over. This is what happened: “One,” “Two,” “Three,” “Four,” “Two,” “What?” “One,” “Okay stop.”
On the second day of the workshop, the chairman began by saying, “Yesterday that whiteman from Mitsubishi talked about stuff…today we need to do some other stuff.” That is verbatim. The chair was the Director for the Meteorological Department under the Ministry of Transport and Aviation (???). As the “expert professor” in the field, he could not pronounce a single greenhouse gas save for carbon dioxide. Sulfur hexafluoride and tetrafluoromethane were living on a prayer. With that said, the ministries in Sierra Leone are a huge mess and are listed below:

• Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
• Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment
• Ministry of Internal Affairs, Local Government and Rural Development
• Ministry of Employment, Social Security and Industrial Relations
• Ministry of Transport and Aviation
• Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
• Ministry of Agriculture
• Ministry of Marine Resources
• Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
• Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs
• Ministry of Health and Sanitation
• Ministry of Science and Technology (recently axed)
• Ministry of Justice and the Attorney-General
• Ministry of Energy and Power
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• Ministry of Defence
• Ministry of Housing and Infrastructural Development
• Ministry of Information and Communications
• Ministry of Trade and Industry
• Ministry of Mineral Resources
• Ministry of Presidential and Public Affairs
• Ministry of ___fill in random subject here to be headed by childhood friend___

It is safe to say that no one in the Youyi Building can name all of the ministries. In some of my waste management meetings the ministers themselves were confused about the names of these ministries as they are always changing, splitting into two departments, or conglomerating into single entities. No one really knows how the bureaucracy works here. Seriously, what is the Minister of Mineral Resources doing all day? Sierra Leone only levies a 3% tax on its minerals (including diamonds), which is such a joke that no one pays it. I have interviewed multiple miners and they all say, “Why pay 3% when you can pay nothing at all?”

In another Idiocracy moment, I was walking though the slums in central Freetown when some older boys stacking sand bags in the river decided that I must pay a toll to cross their sand bag bridge.

And to put the icing on the cake, one of the servers at Africa Bar recently called a B.L.T. a “blit.”

2. YELLING

I have said this many times before: Freetowners cannot stop yelling at each other. It can be between friends, a mother calling her children, two people haggling over a price, or two people about the rip each other to tiny bits. You never know. The tone sounds exactly the same to me. A perfect example is with cell phones. A Sierra Leonean will pick the phone, quietly say hello and how’s it going, and then within a second there is a deafening scream: “I no say you go for pick me! He no di dae! Ida flash em jeestno but he no go for yonda! You no sabee drive! Ida blow you!”

Just two days ago, I was negotiating a taxi fare to Lakka Beach with a driver when another came up and offered me a better price. The two drivers started yelling at each other using some brutally offensive language. They started to push and shove so I ducked and jumped into one of the torn apart Toyotas. Soon the driver got in the car and started to pull away from the “station” when the opposing driver kicked the front door and then attempted to punch the glass out of the front window.

1. DRAINING

The number one spot is something that is difficult to point to and say, “Yeah, I really hate it when that happens.” But Sierra Leone I think has actually taken a few years off my life expectancy. I’m serious. Every day is such an ordeal. Trying to accomplish simple things like making an egg sandwich takes about three hours of hiking around town, haggling for prices, haggling for fares to and from the market, and then you wind up with salmonella. I think there has been one week out of the ten so far where I have not been ill in some capacity. I have vomited, had diarrhea, had joint aches, had food poisoning, and been dehydrated more times in the past ten weeks than all of my previous life combined.

The weather physically drains you. The heat and humidity keeps you sweating in your sleep and waking up dehydrated. And then the constant rains bring on boredom and depression. All plans for the day vanish once the deluge comes that is Sierra Leone in the summer. You are for the first time in your life completely incapacitated by something so simple as precipitation.

The environment mentally drains you. There is, for instance, not a single book store in the country. If you forgot a long novel in your suitcase you will go insane. There is no literature save for the local newspapers that are about as reliable as the National Inquirer. Library is a foreign word. We asked about a library in Kenema and everyone started laughing. Proper English is spoken by very few. I find myself slowly forgetting more and more vocabulary and grammatical constructions. I came home from work the other day and asked Vanessa if she would like to “go for chop” (go eat). Couple that with hot-boxing it in the taxi with exhaust fumes two days ago, and I’m pretty positive that I am now quantifiably dumber.

The people emotionally drain you. Not a day goes by where I don’t see someone punching, grabbing, slapping, or yanking someone else. Everyone is always yelling at each other. There is little sense of decency. In the government ministries I still get “whiteboy” as an address even when in suit and tie with a UN badge. There is little to no incentive to work hard in this country. The educational level is severely lacking and the work ethic is nil. The job market is small and 70% of citizens are unemployed. I’m working my butt off here to get a project passed that will create at least 2,000 jobs. But no one seems to have the willpower to change anything for themselves. Every day in Freetown is more and more disheartening. This sort of development work requires inspiration, excitement, commitment, and empathy. I’m starting to lose all of these things.

I think I may even have some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder. In the first six hours after arriving in the country, five teenage boys sprinted at me from close range and tried to steal my passport and wallet. Now whenever I hear someone running from behind me, I have a full-on panic attack. I freeze and my body goes numb. I clench my belongings and hold on for dear life. And behold it is some jogger out for a run across Aberdeen Bridge.

Your colleagues socially drain you. All of the other interns here have made it a priority in some secret meeting to exclude me and Vanessa from all social events. I have invited them all out on a number of occasions and been turned down. And then in the car rides to work, everyone talks about how much fun they had on the weekend even though they told me they were without plans. Remember that house for the interns that I was trying to get a room in from day one? Well I just now discovered that five of the rooms were up for grabs and every single one is now occupied. I was never even given a hint that spots were available until all were filled up. Give me a f*cking break. We are all trapped in this small, post-conflict, mid-reconstruction, banana republic and you can’t get off your high horse to invite some lowly American couple out for drinks. The only time we have been invited out is when we stumbled upon the girls at a restaurant where we were supposed to meet them for dinner. But they said they couldn’t make it. Surprise!

This is not a study abroad experience like Kenya and Thailand where I made friendships of a lifetime. This is the real world where friendships are solely for benefits in the workplace. All of those years at the Sorbonne, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Harvard have made everyone so plastic and robotic that they have forgotten that friends are not for networking but for basic, social interaction. And the thing that gets me is that these guys are going to go back home and claim to have lived in Sierra Leone. You all lived in a two story mansion with 24 hour security where someone washed all of your clothes for you and replaced the toilet paper in your bathroom. You lived in a hotel in Freetown and spent a whopping five days or less in the provinces. Don’t even pretend you know what it is like to live in Sierra Leone.

I believe successful development work requires 1) respect for the country in which you are placed, 2) cooperation of locals whom you are striving to help, and 3) a continued sense of hope that your work will eventually somehow make a small, positive difference. It is so hard to work in a country where locals continually disrespect each other, disrespect foreign aid workers, and have no sense of national pride, national unity, or national identity. How can you respect a country that doesn’t even respect its own citizens? How can you respect citizens who do not even respect themselves?

Sierra Leone has drained me to the point where I’m about to give up. I have never been so discouraged in my life.

[=Salone Top Ten=]

**For this list, #10 is the least awesome of the good things and #1 is most ridiculous**

10. AKARA

Most of the time street akara is horrible tasting more like baking soda than banana. But if someone knows what they are doing (like Mary or the lady that cooks in my office canteen), this doughnut hole surprise is the best thing of all time. If you want to mix it up a bit, akara can be served with chili paste. Sounds terrible, but it is fantastic: a spicy, fried plantain doughnut hole.

9. PANCAKE

Just as how the best French toast in the world is found on the island of Koh Chang off the coast of Thailand, the best pancakes in the world are found in Bo, Sierra Leone. They can range from little mini pancakes about the size of a flattened akara to jumbo pancakes that are about three inches thick and can be launched quite a distance and put a crack in a windshield. I found myself literally stealing these pancakes (simply called “cake”) from the UNICEF director’s house in Bo. We were each allotted one giant cake for breakfast, which is plenty to fill someone up. I had six.

8. PICK-UP FOOTBALL

Every Sunday you can walk out to Lumley Beach to see hundreds of Sierra Leoneans playing football (soccer) in all different sized “fields” marked into the sand. Goals are usually two sticks shoved into the sand and are very close together. It is almost impossible to score on is what is smaller than a hockey goal with a keeper guarding it. Moreover, the ball must be on the ground when it goes through the goal for the shot to count. The goalie can technically just lie down in front of the goal and prevent all shots. But there is no other way to feel more engaged with the local boys. The whiteboy moniker was finally dropped after I scored a goal playing 3v3 with some guys my age.

7. BASHA BAKERY

Going out to eat in Freetown is hit or miss. Most of the time, if you are eating out then you will be the only ones in the restaurant. Sierra Leoneans rarely go out to dinner since the jump in food prices is so immense. Consider that our meal the other day at Mamba Point cost Le110,000 for some sub-par dishes when I would pay Le150,000 to feed four people for a week breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But after trying just about every restaurant in this city, it is nice to finally find one where the price fits the quality of food. Basha is Lebanese-owned and serves fantastic and relatively cheap Lebanese food. For Le30,000 ($10) you can have a giant falafel platter with hummus and pita, shish taouk, and shawarma. I think my bias for Lebanese food over West African food stems from growing up eating Americanized Lebanese food from Whiteway’s back home in Florida. After all of the palm oil drenched food, the more healthy and tasty Lebanese food is a godsend.

6. PODA-PODA

The group taxis in Sierra Leone are a riot. They are absolutely the safest means of transport in the country if you are not privileged to have your own LandCruiser or Land Rover. Whereas taxis here are sketch ball McGee, poda-poda is a family event. These begin as crappy minivans shipped from Belgium and then they are completely gutted (air-con, seats, ceiling panels, air bags, carpet, etc. is all stripped). Multiple benches are then welded directly to the floor and thus the poda-poda is born. Poda-poda can be found in a range of guises from the one I had in the ghost town of Blama where exhaust was leaking into the cabin causing everyone respiratory failure to the bling-bling version with disco ball spinning, neon lights flashing, subwoofers thumping, hip-hop blasting, and even a portable DVD player duct tapped to the ceiling showing the music video for the song. Poda-poda can be spotted with various sayings painted all over ranging from “Allah is the One Jesus” and “Prayer Time is the Best Time” to “Smog Machine” and “Bin Laden’s On Board.” And then there is my personal favorite: “It’s On.”

5. IMATT

The International Military Advisory and Training Team (IMATT) is a mainly UK funded military presence that continues to operate in SL to 1) ensure the country’s fragile security and 2) to train local personnel on various technical and security issues. In general, IMATT is manifested as 100 Land Rover Defenders running around Freetown based in a beautiful compound up Signal Hill that was meant to serve as a miniature city. It has its own power, its own running water, its own satellite TV, its own streets, its own street lights, its own school, its own restaurant, and even its own pool and spa. The wives and children of the IMATT personnel were supposed to come live in the Truman Show-esque perfect neighborhood. But after a few months of Sierra Leone they all packed up and left. So there is an eerily creepy neighborhood full of flowers and gorgeous houses but no people. But the IMATT guys keep themselves from being absolutely miserable (like the rest of us) by hiking around the hills of Freetown every Saturday morning. Anyone theoretically can show up at the gates on Saturday and join a group of twenty to forty ex-pats and foreign aid workers for a strenuous but rewarding hike in the forests above Freetown. Technically, the tops of all the hills in Western Area (Freetown) are protected land. The group goes trekking rain or shine, which is critical since it rains everyday in SL starting in about June and lasting until September.

The IMATT hikes take the place of the traditional cricket club of ex-British colonies. Here is where real business is discussed. Once you are out of the office and trudging through mud and warding off army ants all while it is pouring rain, you can really let loose what you think about the country and the state of its government and economic development. These hikes have acted as a necessary safety valve for my frustration. I only regret not having found them sooner.

And then after the three hour trek in the forests, the group relaxes at the IMATT restaurant uniquely named Africa Bar. Here you can order ridiculous things found nowhere else in the country like Carlsberg Elephant, giant omelets with bacon and cheese and mushrooms, enormous cheese burgers, baguette melts, and the “full on breakfast” complete with bacon, sausage, ham, eggs, chips, and toast. And then there is the loaded burger topped with chicken, ham, salami, egg, and cheese. While waiting for the fabulous food you can go to the pool for a nice swim or sunbathe on one of the many reclining chairs. IMATT, once it leaves in 2012, could be a 5-star resort provided that there are more than five tourists in the country.

4. KENEMA

If I had come to Sierra Leone and spent every week in Freetown, I would come back to the States berating SL for all of its shortcomings. But Freetown is such a bad example of Sierra Leone as a whole. The provinces are so much nicer in every way. Indeed, I would not like this country whatsoever if Freetown was all it had to offer. Of the cities I had the chance to visit in the provinces (Port Loko, Makeni, Bo, Kailahun, Kenema, Pujehun, Moyamba), Kenema is my all time favorite. The weather is much cooler, the buildings and roads are better kept, the city is easily navigable, there is a defined bus station, there is Lebanese food, there is a Lebanese grocery store, there is a great “resort” (the Pastoral Centre), there are gorgeous mosques, and there are Hondas (motorcycles) to take you anywhere you want for Le1,000 (33 cents). Kenema will be the Sierra Leone I envision when I close my eyes and long to return.

3. RAINFOREST

I have already catalogued my Tiwai Island adventure in a previous entry. I just wanted to mention that I really do appreciate the amount of rainforest cover that Sierra Leone possesses. Natural beauty is one of the country’s few redeeming qualities that keep me going in the mornings. Seeing the clouds spill over the massive green hills, being able to walk just a few miles outside of the city center and get lost in full tropical foliage, and being able to get away from the anxiety and trauma that is Freetown; these are qualities I love about Sierra Leone. Even though only a very small portion of land in the country is protected, travelling around the provinces it seems like the country still has an incredibly healthy and significant portion of the Upper Guinea Rainforest. From space, Sierra Leone looks like a big, dark green circle.

2. BEACHES

I’ve already talked about the three main beaches in Western Area: Lakka, No. 2 River, and Burrey Town. They are all beyond world class. The beaches are flawless and have everything you could want including no European tourists in Speedos. Just this past weekend I took Vanessa to Lakka Beach. We were the only tourists in sight so everyone was trying to convince us to eat at their own respective beach bar. I had my heart set on Hard Rock Cafe, which is actually built upon a rock jetty that goes fairly far out into the ocean. When we arrived at Lakka it was high tide, and the sandbar you would normally cross to get to Hard Rock was underwater. We would have to swim a few meters with all of our belongings just to eat there. We thus gave into one nice man’s restaurant and guesthouse that I had been to before. He had just caught some lobsters from traps not even 100 meters from our table. He gave us two lobsters each and a complimentary platter of shrimp. Since there is no refrigeration, all of the food had been caught a few hours earlier and was prepared right as we sat down. For about twenty prawn-sized shrimp, four entire lobsters, and two plates of the best chips (French fries) I have had in SL, the bill was Le100,000 ($33).

1. INCREASED IMPORTANCE

The best quality about SL is that you are treated at times like a celebrity. If you really wanted to meet President Koroma it would not be out of the question. I decided one that day that I needed to have a meeting with the head of Sierra Leone Brewery Ltd. (SLBL) about the reuse and recycling of glass beer bottles in the country. In a few days, the meeting was set and I was escorted to meet the boss of the country’s only functioning bottling plant. I needed to meet with the mayor of Kenema one day, so I walked up to the City Council office, explained who I was and my purpose of visiting, and within two minutes I was meeting with the recently reelected mayor. I have walked straight into UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, Statistics Sierra Leone, GTZ, and government ministry offices. No one stops me and asks my purpose of visiting. I am obviously here for serious business and not just bumming around the country. If you look important then you are treated as if important. It is quite insane that within three months I have been able to meet with so many organizations, so many ministers, so many officials, and so many village chiefs. If my poda-poda decides to take a pit stop in a random village out in the bush, the head chief comes over to introduce himself, explain the entire village’s needs, and asks me to give him my word that I will make sure someone higher up hears about the issues. It is overpowering. I feel at times that I should be five to ten years older to do this job. But then again, no one else is here to stand up to the challenge so I receive the perks and benefits. I will never feel this important again for a very long time.

**End non-PG Section**

If you disagree with this blog, that is fine. But nothing here is made up- it is all completely true.

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Subject: WHEN REFORMERS BECOME HUSTLERS
From: BRA ENVIABLE
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Date Posted: 10:27:02 08/27/08 ()
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Wonders never end! President Ernest Koroma is seeking a pay raise before Sierra Leoneans could evaluate his leadership. Almost one year after marching to power with promises of a new day in Sierra Leone, Ernest Koroma has shown himself to be nothing more than a clueless man with neither wits, nor a presidential temperament. The New APC--the party Ernest Koroma was supposed to retool into a responsible machinery--remains rustic, driven by yesterday's crooks and new errand boys. Yenga, the Sierra Leonean town seized by Guinean troops and used by Ernest Koroma as a battle-cry during the elections, sits in the hands of its captors. Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs is so innocent about international relations that only a witless president could have chosen such a personality to toy with that ministry. Corruption, Sierra Leone's number one killer of national growth, thrives while Ernest Koroma looks on as if paralyzed. And now a pay raise?

Ernest Koroma was certainly not joking when he promised to take Sierra Leone back to the days of his unproductive mentor, Siaka Stevens. The only publicized skill in Ernest Koroma's resume, is his claim to entrepreneurial acumen. Now, I have my doubts about this businessman . A CEO bold enough to ask for a pay raise during a depressive downturn, should be replaced with an effective, problem-solving administrator. Sierra Leone's CEO is unfortunately asking for a well-buttered cake at a time when his country needs heavier injections of responsible leadership. Whether he gets it or not, the mere fact that he is asking for a pay raise instead of self-improvement, means Ernest Koroma is a heartless man, ready to strip Sierra Leone to the bone.


Subject: Re: WHEN REFORMERS BECOME HUSTLERS
From: Tiffi Tiffi
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Date Posted: 11:44:34 08/27/08 ()
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I wonder what the APC boys have to say about this pay hike. They talk, talk, talk and talk. What can they say about millions of leones in pay raise?


Subject: SAIDU BANGURA SLPPNA PRO IS ORGANIZING A FUND RAISING TO S
From: AWOKO
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Date Posted: 09:58:58 08/27/08 ()
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Yes it is correct, Berewa will be the guest speaker. $30.00 per person. the place will be at the kolonko club house. all proceeds will go towards saving the party office in freetown


Subject: Re: SAIDU BANGURA SLPPNA PRO IS ORGANIZING A FUND RAISING TO S
From: Somebody gave some good advice below
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Date Posted: 10:09:00 08/27/08 ()
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Posted by Alpha Sesay on August 26, 2008 at 20:01:34:

In Reply to: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own posted by Alpha Saidu Bangura on August 26, 2008 at 18:54:56:

Alpha saidu I would never join anyone in disrespecting anyones family. You can go right along and do what you want to do time will tell if you are right. The koran says in Al Fatiha "Izhna Siratal mustakeem" This is an exhortation to Allah SWA to lead us believers in the right path. As someone that profusely professes his belief in Islam on this forum and in public can you not see your actions against the Iscandari Family and Alieu Iscandari as that of a Munafeekeen?

Do you not see that you have spent your bullets and now you are shooting blanks? I was at Abass Kabbas wedding party a few weekends ago and introduced myself to Alieu Iscandari. He was very calm. One of the first things I asked him, was why he doesnt respond to you. he told me calmly that he has ignored you and that he will continue to ignore you. I told him that I wanted to attack you and he told me that he can fight his battle for himself and that he doesnt need anyone to do that for him. He said that as far as he was concerned he would rather that I did not attack you.

What i saw two weekends ago was a gentleman, soft spoken and easy to talk to. He is not the person that you have portrayed on this forum. It is clear that you have protrayed on this forum is someone that you dont know. Saidu anyone that has any respect for his own family particularly one that he calls noble will not attack other peoples families like you have attacked the Iscandari family on the World wide web. When I came to realise that you had in fact grown up in their home and that Alieu Iscandari had not only helped you to come here, but had also helped ypou to get your stay here then the depth on your ingratitude really revealed itself.

On this forum you have attacked President Ernest Koroma and have insulted his mother, the circumstances of your birth, you have insulted Kemoh Sesay, sanpha Koroma Alieu Iscandari, his parents and family. let me ask you this question are you better off now than you were prior to insulting peoples families here on this forum? Has you life condition changed? Have you become financially. let me tell you what the word is going on around here about you. People believe that if they are taking a crap they would rather sit on their crap than have you know they are taking a crap because you are the biddest gossip arpound here. People everywhere you have been to are tired of you. You had to leave Atlanta in shame and disgrace, you left New jersey in Disgrace. You have left California in Disgrace. You moved from the Washington DC metro in disgrace only to return back. What have you achieved. Do you call being married to an RN an achievement? Do you know how many of us that went to your wedding would like to see you down on your knees. You say you dont know me? Think when the doors were closed at the wedding because there were too many people there I had a brief conversation with you. You wouldnt remember me because you spoke to so many people that day and thats the way I like it. Thats the beauty of an annonymous forum. You will never guess who I am. I am someone whose house you have come and had food and I have gione to your house and had food, but I dislike you with a passion just because of your Hypocrisy. One las thing Please do not talk to me about Islam anymore because you are not of God.

I was hoping that you would give me the chance to say some things about your mother and your grandmother. I see you didnt fall for the bait. Do you remember a confrontation that you had with some Foulah Town Men at a Jinnaisa (If you dont know what that is it is when men go in to wash and prepare the dead for burial) Why didnt you speak then when one of them told you that your grandmother Isatu Agidi used to drink and drag herself home on her behind. Do you consider that act of your grandmother Noble. How did you feel then when you were told that. Were you embarassed? Do you want the world to know how your grandmother died in disgrace? I know saidu.

people are tired of these personal attacks on your part. The sooner you quit doing this the better. Your role now is to present the civilized face of SLPP North America and let me tell you those mende boys that are your handlers now would drop you like hot charcoal very soon.


Subject: Having the time of my life in Freetong!
From: Uman Lappa
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Date Posted: 09:42:15 08/27/08 ()
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I have been here a weeek for some much needed R&R. I really am having a blast: Good food, beautiful women....and actively dodging over-persistent relatives intent on vacuuming every dollar from my pocket. I'll be back in the States next week and will be contributing again to the forum. Take care fellow forumites....and stay blessed.


Subject: President Koroma is at it again
From: good man
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Date Posted: 09:05:22 08/27/08 ()
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i checked the president's website this morning and was really glad to see the new development. The website is now bi-lingual. www.ernestkoroma.org


Subject: Isn't Leaking Confidential Documents A Crime In S. Leone?
From: Retired Banker
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Date Posted: 08:55:07 08/27/08 ()
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Bra Enviable wrote below: "In democracies, those who leak scandalous information are usually punished with dismissals."

Correct.

But, there is a difference between leaking 'scandalous' information and 'confidential' documents. In private companies, such action can amount to industrial espionage etc. In state affairs, it amounts to various offences defined by, e.g., The Official Secrets Act in the U.K.

Both types of crimes are punishable by lengthy prison terms. The law recognises that private and public officals need protection of confidential material to function properly.

Now, I don't know if Sierra Leone has equivalent legislation. But it surely can't be right that letters (including one from a former President clearly marked "PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL") should be published in tabloid newspapers.

POINT TO PONDER: Why would President Ernest Koroma approve a 1000% salary increase that he knows will need the sanction of parliament and therefore become public knowledge?


Subject: Re: Isn't Leaking Confidential Documents A Crime In S. Leone?
From: Neutralist
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Date Posted: 10:35:28 08/27/08 ()
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Leaking official Government documents is the same as committing espionage. Spying/surveillance/espionage against a legitimate government of any nation is often categorized as a treasonable offense. Those who are doing it may think they are helping the opposition, but in actuality they are putting the operations of the nation at risk. The President needs to treat this matter seriously by using every available intelligence gathering means, to apprehend the responsible individuals. They are stealthily sabotaging the Government’s administrative endeavors.
If it not a crime in Sierra Leone, then laws must be enacted to make it a crime punishable by life imprisonment or other stiff fines and sentences. It may serve as deterrent against espionage in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Isn't Leaking Confidential Documents A Crime In S. Leone?
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Date Posted: 09:21:05 08/27/08 ()
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This is where the freedom of information act should be related to events like these so that civil society, the press and consequently members of the public can be able to register informed opinions and mount the neccesary protests or approval on sensitive issues relating to the states affairs.


Subject: A GENTLEMAN'S DISAGREEMENT WITH AMBASSADOR JOHN LEIGH.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 08:51:21 08/27/08 ()
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A GENTLEMAN’S DISAGREEMENT WITH AMBASSADOR JOHN ERNEST LEIGH.
Your Excellency Ambassador Mr.Leigh,this is the second time in a row I have found it expedient to disagree with your view points on critical issues.
On this forum,you added your voice to the chorus of praise singers of Siaka Probyn Stevens.I took issues with you on that and pointedly remarked that the nation finds it self at cross roads because of the cynical recklessness and planlessness of the man.
I have asked you to point to an iota of anything Stevens did that positively impacted the commonwealth of Sierra Leone.I knew very well you will not be able to,because there is nothing positive to point to.If anything,the recklessness and unconstitutional behaviour are the bane that drove the nation into the abyss of annihilation to a point of no return.
Here again,you have jumped to the propagandistic hysterical nervousness of Ernest Bai Koroma with his promise to crack down on the logic of lawlessness.
He knows who the outlaws are .Since he is so beholden to them to enhance and sustain him in power through physical violence,there is nothing absolutely he can do about it.
The fact of the matter simply is that it is one of those shenanigans designed to divert attention from his heartless hefty pay raise he has awarded himself and allow Sanpha Koroma to be his fall guy.
I have argued on times without number that this fellow has perfected in the politics of deception more than his mentor Siaka Stevens.He is now a perfectionist at manipulations and irrational demagoguery as a means of presenting himself as Mr.Congenial.
You recall his pious pronouncements when he talked about openness and accountability while at the same time,acting on his orders,his lackeys Alpha Kanu ,and I.B.Kargbo suht down the radio station of the SLPP.Ther in turn stupidly invited him to its reopening following pressure from the international community.He went there attempting to make a fool of himself under the pretext that he is for the oneness and togetherness of the commonwealth.
The guy is talk,talk,talk,and no action at all.
I wonder why some one of your uncompromising principles is allowing your self to be hoodwinked into this elaborate deception.
Frankly,Mr.Ambassador,I am becoming a little concern about the mixed messages you are sending even though it is your right to free association.The sort of high regards I have for your personal moral integrity makes me very uncomfortable when I read things written by you in support of the APC that are cocktail of lies and cynical manipulation of the unsuspecting citizenry.Koroma does not have the moral back bone to rein in on the cataclysms of hopelessness except he wants to kiss his presidency good bye.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: SLPP is bankrupt!
From: concord times
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Date Posted: 08:08:01 08/27/08 ()
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Secretary general of Sierra Leone People’s Party has confirmed that they still owe the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank a huge amount of money; a development observers say could lead to a court action against the party.

Jacob Jusu Saffa yesterday told Concord Times that there was nothing wrong for a political entity to owe the bank.

He said they were working towards payment of the debt and dismissed the possibility that the bank could confiscate their headquarters.

The opposition party had apparently taken a huge loan to sponsor its campaign activities in the events leading up to the 2007 elections. Now that it is bankrupt, a party source said a meeting of senior officials was hurriedly convened last week to explore a way out as soon as possible.

The bank could not be reached but an estate lawyer said the development may warrant a court order for the bank to take possession of the only visibly surviving asset of the party in Freetown.


Subject: THE PENDING RETIREMENT OF MR.MOHAMED DEENY DAVIES TRIBUTE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 06:56:42 08/27/08 ()
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ADVANCED TEXT OF TRIBUTE MARKING THE PENDING RETIREMENT OF MR.MOHAMED DEENEY DAVIES AS PRESIDENT OF THE EBILLEH ORGANIZATION INC AT YEAR’s END.
In a couple of months from now,the Ebilleh Cultural Organization INC will be conducting the bi-annual presidential Olympic of election.
In normal circumstances,such exercise would not have been news worthy.What is however significant and abiding is the fact that for the very first time in the history of the organization,the one name that will be fundamentally absent from the ballot is in it self what will make the exercise news worthy for a long time in the community.
In marked recognition of the significance of the event,I have considered it expedient to pay in advance,formal tribute to the individual in question,to his person as well as his leadership that spanned over a decade.
At a period particularly noted for the beginning of the reconciliation between the two Aku Mohamadan groups in the community,both groups will nevertheless be unanimous in expressing their deep regrets at the retirement of the president,and at the most appropriate time introduce suitable motions thanking him for his personal services to the organization and the Aku community at large.I though however I should set the machinery into motion.This individual in question for all intent and purposes is His Excellency Alhaj Mohamed Deeney Davies,President of the Ebilleh Cultural organization.
MR.MOHAMED DEENEY DAVIES AS AN INDIVIDUAL:
Actually,I have known Mr.Davies as way back as the sixties when he was dating Ms.Rabbie Koroma.His visits at #3 Upper Savage Square the home of the Koromas took on the appearances of the Nicodemus style always under the darkness of cover.On all those occasions,I did not meet him in person personally but always knew when he was around because I was very much part of that house hold on account of my friendship with them particularly her elder sister Ms.Assie Korona.Mr.Davies was very much loved by members of the house hold on account of his mannerisms,and friendliness.He was very reverential to every one particularly elderly people.He was the toast of the Koroma house hold for all intent and purposes.
My involvement with Mr.Davies’s family was by way of Mr.Tejan Kassim a very personal friend of mine who was a trade Union official.
Together with Rashidu Thomas who was also a Trade union worker who as a matter of fact was very instrumental in my coming to the USA,Mr.Tejan Kassim,and Albert Eku Cream-Wright,we were always guests at Diplomatic receptions.The last Diplomatic reception Mr.Kassim and I drove together to was the one hosted by his Excellency Ambassador Naftali Ben Yahuda,the Israeli Ambassador then.
Rabbie always spoke in glowing terms of Mr.Davies and I was surprised that he did not marry her considering the love she had for him.
MR.MOHAMED DEENEY DAVIES AS A NATURAL BORN LEADER:
One problem that is so endemic in the Sierra Leonean sophistication is our penchant for waiting for some one to pass into eternity and then that is the only time we begin to pointificate his or her virtues.
Whilst with the Grey Hound Bus Services working with the late Mr.Bangali Sumah,we had police officers who covered our beat and on most occasions,could stop over and in the course of time,we developed camaraderie .One particular officer always said this:GIVE ME ALL THE COMPLIMENTS NOW WHILE I AM ALIVE THAN TO WAIT WHEN I DIE AND YOU TAKE THE SWEET SMELLING ROSES TO MY GRAVE SIDE”.
I suspect the inference simply is that if a person deserves praise for any accomplishments,he or she should be honoured publicly while still living and wait for death only to resort to exaggerated and irrational demagoguery in the name of eulogy.
It is against this back ground that I have deemed it fit and proper to honour the leadership and services of this distinguished gentleman a true son of the Aku Mohamadan culture who have giving so much without asking for any reciprocity whatsoever from his community.
He epitomizes the clarion calls by the late President John F. Kennedy who once said “ASK NOT WHAT AMERICA CAN DO FOR YOU.ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR AMERICA”.
Mr.Mohamed Deeny Davies rose to the challenges of doing for his Aku community and Sierra Leoneans in general when one evening at #1439 Chapin street,#202,NW,in the District of Columbia,along with ASlpha Columbus Williams,and Alpha Abdul Salam Savage,all three of them discussed very seriously the need to bring members of the Aku Mohamadan communities together so that in times of unforeseen situations,redress will be provided.As I intently listened to the debate that triangulated between the three of themi saw in Mr.Davies,the potential for leadership.He was asked to put the logistical aspects of the arrangements into focus and perspective and in record time the organization was up and running.
In life,there are some people who in spite of impressive academic laurels,are no leaders irrespective of how hard they try to be one.Examples of such people are both Dr.Abdulai Osman Conteh and Dr.John Karefa Smart.They both went to very excellent universities obtained high sounding degrees,but are and were dismal failures,monumental embarrassments,and total disgrace to the very institutions that trained them.
Mr.Mohamed Deeny Davies on the contrary is not one that walks as if in blinkers impressing upon others his academic laurels even though he is supremely qualified in the context of academia.He rather prefers for people to think of him as an under achiever and prove them wrong than to brow beat people into submission as to who he is.His leadership capabilities, administrative sagacity,political and diplomatic skills are all skakespearean couplets suigeneris.
In the discharge of his intractable and onerous duties,he brought freshness and new dimension to leadership concept.
He first came to power in a style that was eerily reminiscent of the former Soviet union which bordered on collective leadership that was in power for seven years making it the longest serving interim administration anywhere in the world,all on account of failed leadership of the sedated membership.In the council of the collective leadership as should be expected,there were always obfuscations,big and unmanageable egos to be trimmed,convoluted grandstanding,exaggerated and irrational demagoguery .All through out the process his mantra was to provide leadership needed to enhance and sustain the vitality of the organization always bearing in mind that the overall well being of the commonwealth of the Akus far outweighed self aggrandizement.To that end,he surged ahead not withstanding the occasional internecine between the him and the rest of his colleagues .
The membership finally demanded and got a government that reflected the will of the people in a free,healthy,and competitive general election and Mr.Davies prevailed as the legitimate and the constitutionally duly elected chief executive officer with fiat to manage the affairs of the organization in accordance with the constitutional dictates established by Ebilleh.He was also give extraordinary and plenipotentiary powers.
As leader,he embraced the juxtaposition of the power of the virtues of political compromise with the opponents,as propounded by the American citizen Ben Franklyn one of the fathers of the American independence movements,and the Diplomatic niceties of Anthony Eden that became his mantras also.
To his detractors however
,he is seen as a self serving publicity seeking stoolie,and show horse who relishes the lime light for the sake of it.
Taking a retrospective look at the caprices of events,nothing could be further from the truth than that.
In the considered judgment and candid opinion of the vast concourse of the membership,he is a work horse,the best friend of the community,and effective and able diplomat,very disdainful of retrogression,articulate,nice,least likely to capitulate to the temptations of unjust and quick enrichments,and above all,the ladies man.
He took over an administration afflicted by self doubts,and a fundamental lack of sense of mission and purpose.
Through hard work and the cognitive ability to put together a dedicated team of loyal and competent staff,things returned on an even keel,and have taken a definite geometric shape in the first of endless successive terms after himself.
His detractors have often accused him of inordinately hanging on to power unduly.On that point,I totally disagree with them.Firstly unlike Stevens,Kibaki,and Mugabe who hold and held on to power without the people’s will,Mr.Davies at every step of the way have gone through the crucibles of the democratic process by submitting himself to the will of the membership in a free and fair democratic exercise.The truth of the matter simple is that those who have sought to replace have proved totally inadequate to cope with the exigencies of the unprecedented challenges of governance.It is often said that “ON EASY HEADS LIES THE CROWN”.it is onething to aspire for leadership.It is entirely a different phenomenon to perform while in office to the satisfaction of all and sundry.There is also another dynamics to that which invariable has to with the fact that most of us who aspire for leadership simply do not have the cognitive ability to discern our inability to govern.We tend to equate ability to govern with popularity of the cheapest stripe.
Mr.Davies on the contrary has excelled in two key areas.
First,his ability to impress upon his staff the need for moral propriety in making sure the fundamental principles governing the well being of the finances of the organization must at all times remain totally unencumbered by infractions of principles.It is not surprising the least to note that both messrs Llewally and Thomas have conducted themselves with the utmost respect,and honesty in the handling of the finances of the organization,in a manner that has brought credit and distinctions to themselves as well as the presidency.The financial record of the organization is available for the scrutiny of the membership and are always presented authentic and verifiable documents in support of expenditure on a timely basis.In other organizations that I know of,it is an offence to request any financial information as it will be considered a strategic affront to the integrity of the officials.At least I have had an experience to the effect.
Mr.Davies’s leadership has also encompassed the diplomatic niceties of Britain’s Anthony Eden.In that regard he has assiduously as possible pushed for the expansion and inclusion of those who albeit are not of the Aku extraction are nonetheless enamored of the rich cultural heritage and therefore share its common purpose.In addition to that,he has involved the civil and political leaders of Prince Georges County in the affairs of the organization as exemplified by the fact that those seeking elective offices now see the need to journey to the organization seeking support and collaborative team work with the organization.
In that regard,he has become the de facto Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the organization.
So,as the organization nears the retirement of the longest public official in the community,I feel that it is also fitting that his past spouse and current should be accorded a place of honour for their steadfast support of him.This is in harmony of the injunction that:”BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL MAN STANDS A VERY STRONG WOMAN”.Mr Davies has been able to achieve so much in leadership on account of the support of the late wife,current,and also the children whose interests he has sacrificed for the betterment of the organization.
As he prepares to take formal leave of his presidential duties in the not too distant future,he will be leaving on a note of euphoria with personal satisfaction that Ebilleh now stands on solid ground and that the fundamental tenets of the principles on which it was founded over two decades ago will continue to serve as the ethical foundation and moral compass in its quest for excellence no matter how rough the terrain will be.He will be retiring with lots and lots of positive achievements under his belt and the acquisition of a community center will always be the crown jewel among his record of accomplishments.
Mr.Davies’s retirement from the presidency in no way means diminished services to the organization.If anything,it has opened a new front especiaaly so when the organization will be in a state of transition for a while to come on account of the fact that the sedated membership are slowly moving toward the ebbing tide.Significant and abiding also is the uncertainty of the new leadership that will emerge because there will be plenty to follow on the part of the new leadership.
It is never an easy task to step in the shoes of an iconic leader as the citizens of South Africa found out following the retirement of Nelson Mandela.
For the continued strength and survival of the organization,it is imperative that a special role be carved for Mr.Davies such as Ambassador at large to the community.Let no one make any mistake about the potency of the influence of this gentleman and the corresponding impact on the organization.For an organization to have a leader who on a minutes’notice will drop every other thing rush out of time to represent the organization by 10 am,and be back at 9pm to participate in another function that requires the organization’s input,is totally unimaginable to say the least.Under Mr.Davies’s leadership however,such scenario are always possible.
Also,his elegant mannerisms and colorless approach to the organization’s teething problems have endeared him to the hearts of the sedated membership and the community at large.One cannot Ebilleh without Mr.Deeny Davies at the wheels.Such was the case at the inaugural festivities of Mrs.Isatu Wurie of NAMA.When it was time for the VIP’s in attendance to be recognized,it was the man who was a no show that was first recognized.That person in question was an individual by the name of Mr.Mohamed Deeny Davies.That goes to demonstrate how the man has become the institution itself.
As I come to the end of my personal tribute to this giant leader whose only competitor for moral and effective leadership in the community is another iconic lady Mrs.Sarah Bundu,the retired predident of the Bondeisia organization also a force of personality to reckon with in political governance,let me avail myself of the opportunity to than the entire membership vert sincerely from the very deep roots of my humble being for the cognitive ability to have elected Mr.Davies as the leader.By extension also,I wish to thank Alhaj Abdulai Karim Savage of New Jersey for his varied interests in the well being of the organization.
It is my fundamental conviction and firm belief that as the organization transmogrifies itself into another sphere of life after Mr.Davies’s leadership,the noble concept that brought it together will never be looked at askance or sacrificed for short term expediency.
Other organizations have fallen off the cliffs because of rapaciousness,intellectual dishonesty,gerred,graft,avrice,cynical expediency,unconstitutional behaviour,moral failure,get rich quick attitude,institutionalized kleptocracy,disrespect for authority,and above all personal venom directed at one another.
Sure,Ebilleh has had its share of ups and downs in the past but with determination,objectivity,a clear defined sense of purpose,effective leadership,oneness and togetherness,God fearing attitude,it will remain the envy of all,and of course,the premus inter pares.
Finally,in wishing Mr.Davies a peaceful retirement,I will like to render the disposition of the well being of the organization into the hands of the indomitable reality for constant protection especially for the future chief executive and staff.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Re: THE PENDING RETIREMENT OF MR.MOHAMED DEENY DAVIES TRIBUTE.
From: zakmal
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Date Posted: 11:32:42 08/27/08 ()
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MKK I'm in total agreement with your assessment of Alpha Denny Davies. I've also known him not as long as you have but long enough to vouch on his integrity,character,honesty and most of all his dedication to family and the community. I can still recall when weddings were so boring in the Washington Metropolitan until Alpha Deeny and others introduced what we call EYEH in yoruba at these weddings with songs from King Sunny Ade and Chief Ebenezer Obey.
Folks who were not familiar with these songs would watch Alpha Deeny and others take over the dance floor and in no time everyone would join us regardless whether they are missing the rythm or not. Weddings have not been the same ever since.This is a man with unrivalled leadership qualities and I,ve been priviledged to work with him closely over a long time.His wife Zainab Kumba Davies is by far the best partner anyone could ask for. She has shared her husband with the community for all these years without complaining. When Ebilleh was fromed twenty three years ago, it was meant to serve only its members but over the years Alpah Deeny has transformed the wondeful organisation to a community wide organisation.His cell phone number is open to all and as a result his monthly bill is to the tune of hundreds of dollars which he pays on his own.I must caution all the aspirants who are vying to replace this charismatic leader to be ready for the challenges ahead.


Subject: Re: THE PENDING RETIREMENT OF MR.MOHAMED DEENY DAVIES TRIBUTE.
From: zakmal
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Date Posted: 08:54:08 08/27/08 ()
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MKK I'm in total agreement with your assessment of Alpha Denny Davies. I've also known him not as long as you have but long enough to vouch on his integrity,character,honesty and most of all his dedication to family and the community. I can still recall when weddings were so boring in the Washington Metropolitan until Alpha Deeny and others introduced what we call EYEH in yoruba at these weddings with songs from King Sunny Ade and Chief Ebenezer Obey.
Folks who were not familiar with these songs would watch Alpha Deeny and others take over the dance floor and in no time everyone would join us regardless whether they are missing the rythm or not. Weddings have not been the same ever since.This is a man with unrivalled leadership qualities and I,ve been priviledged to work with him closely over a long time.His wife Zainab Kumba Davies is by far the best partner anyone could ask for. She has shared her husband with the community for all these years without complaining. When Ebilleh was fromed twenty three years ago, it was meant to serve only its members but over the years Alpah Deeny has transformed the wondeful organisation to a community wide organisation.His cell phone number is open to all and as a result his monthly bill is to the tune of hundreds of dollars which he pays on his own.I must caution all the aspirants who are vying to replace this charismatic leader to be ready for the challenges ahead.


Subject: Four Mende and Six Temnes in Cabinet
From: Olangba
To: All
Date Posted: 05:38:19 08/27/08 ()
Email Address: Olangba@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.41.142.242

Message:
Ernest Bai Koroma
President
Sahr Sam-Sumana
Vice-President


Zainab Hawa Bangura
Minister of Foreign Affairs
David Carew
Minister of Finance and Development


Paolo Conteh
Minister of Defence Abdul Serry-Kemal
Minister of Justice and Attorney-General


Alimamy Koroma
Minister of Trade and Industry
Haja Afsatu Kabbah
Minister of Energy and Power


Alhaji I.B. Kargbo
Minister of Information and Communications
Dr. Soccoh Kabia
Minister of Health

John Saab
Minister of Housing and Infrastructural Development Dauda Sulaiman Kamara
Minister of Internal Affairs, Local Government and Rural Development

Alhaji Abubakarr Jalloh
Minister of Mineral Resources Dr. Sam Sesay
Minister of Agriculture

Benjamin O.N. Davies
Minister of Lands, Country Planning & the Environment Dr. Moses Moisa-Kapu
Minister of Marine Resources

Musu Kandeh
Minister of Social Welfare Gender and Children's Affairs Hindolo Trye
Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs

Minkailu Mansaray
Minister of Employment and Social Security Dr. Minkailu Bah
Minister of Education, Youths and Sports

Kemoh Sesay
Minister of Transport and Aviation Alpha Kanu
Minister of Presidential and Public Affairs


[Cabinet Ministers were appointed in October 2007]




Subject: WHOSE IDEA WAS IT TO INCREASE THE SALARY OF THE PRESIDENT?
From: Joseph Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 03:43:23 08/27/08 ()
Email Address: Joseph.Sesay@yahoo.com
Entered From: c0566a1f.xip.worldbank.org at 192.86.106.31

Message:
The Office of the President posted a press statement dated October 22 2008 on the President’s website http://www.ernestkoroma.org/august23a.html categorically denying any prior knowledge of the president about the increase of President Koroma’s salary. This surprising denial hereby prompts 22 questions for Sierra Leoneans to ponder over:

1. How comes the presidential press release makes no reference to "Statutory Instrument No 11 of August 2008" which is the direct source of information of the salary increase reported in the media and which bears the specific information of “the salary increase of President Koroma and Vice President Sam Sumana” other than any other document else?

2. Is it because the instrument was prepared in this very month of August 2008 which indicates that the idea of increasing the salaries of the president and vice president and their cooks and messengers - at this time of massive economic suffering - is an APC idea?

3. Can a statutory instrument - which is a product of a cabinet ministry - be prepared and published without presidential knowledge?

4. Is the cabinet not an extension of the office of the president?

5. Was it not the Minister of Justice who prepared the "Statutory Instrument No 11 of August 2008"?

6. Why would the Justice Minister have championed moves on behalf of the president and vice president without their prior knowledge of such moves?

7. Is the Minister of Justice not part of the presidential or executive arm of government?

8. Why does the press release blame the idea behind the salary increase of President Koroma and Vice President Sam Sumana on an act of parliament passed in 2003 under the SLPP administration which contains no particular information about salary increases for the president and vice president?

9. Why was the idea not blamed on the "Statutory Instrument No 11 of August 2008" which is the direct source of information of the salary increase and which specifically refers to “the salary increase of President Koroma and Vice President Sam Sumana” other than any other document else?

10. Is it to blame it on the SLPP again?

11. Is it another cheap APC propaganda similar to the usual APC allegations that: (a) SLPP burnt their own office and radio station on September 17 2007, (b) Tom Nyuma and Maada Bio were responsible for the cocaine plane landing at Lungi , (c) the SLPP left the coffers of state empty? (e) The Konos are now all for APC? etc.

12. Why did the SLPP between 2003 (when Act No. 4 of 2003 was passed) and 2007 (when SLPP left power) not attempt to increase the salaries of the president and vice if the idea is an SLPP idea?

13. How comes the salaries of the former president and vice president who were in power in 2003 were not increased as a result of Act No. 4 of 2003 which was not specific about salary increments for the president and vice president ?

14. How comes the recent “APC Statutory Instrument No 11 of 2008” was made available for sale at the Government Bookshop (as reported in the media) without the office of the president being aware of it?

15. If “the APC Statutory Instrument” were a forged document why did the presidential press release not say so?

16. How comes the presidential denial release is being issued to the public on August 22 2008 just after parliamentarians had expressed disapproval of the instrument buttressed by a BBC Focus on Africa interview with Umaru Fofana depicting public outcry over the matter?

17. Is the denial and dissociation now coming only because the move is being resisted in parliament and detested by the public?

18. How does of the office of the president now convince the public that its denial of knowledge of the salary increase is not as a result of parliamentary resistance and public outcry?

19. Does the president’s office want the public to believe that its denial of knowledge of the salary increase is indicative of the president’s sympathy for the severe economic hardship Sierra Leoneans now face?

20. Was it not on Monday August 18 2008 that the SALARY INCREASE AFFAIR was first made publicly known by the New Vision newspaper headline which referred to "Statutory Instrument No 11 of August 2008" as the source of its information?

21. Why is it only now that the office of the president is denying knowledge about the affair?

22. Why could the president's office not have clearly dissociated itself from the affair when it was first made known to the public?

23. Is it not reasonable to conclude that the APC has made yet another big shame of itself by denying knowledge about the SALARY INCREASE SAGA?


Subject: Re: WHOSE IDEA WAS IT TO INCREASE THE SALARY OF THE PRESIDENT?
From: Bock Jah
To: All
Date Posted: 08:59:25 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 195.172.14.94

Message:
This drama rightly poses more questions than answers and it shows that the State House Administration is in chaos.It also shows if the explanation the secretary to the president gave in his resignation is anytyhing to go by serious lapses and unclear lines of authority on very important decisions.How can a civil servant who a letter was not addressed to assume the authority of responding on behalf of the secretary to the president without his knowledge on such matters of national importance?
If this has been the modus of opration in the Civil Service then i must say it is very worrying and something must be done urgently to put a stop to it.


Subject: Re: WHOSE IDEA WAS IT TO INCREASE THE SALARY OF THE PRESIDENT?
From: Owaiii sniff sniff ,Osaiiii Sniff achew snifff sniff, Ocokie
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:56 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
When have you ever known politicians to be truthful..
Anything they say should be put under the microscope..
Especially from the likes of Sanpha "inflations specialist" koroma and Alpha "2 mot pen knef" Kanu

Remember.. "READ MY LIPS,NO NEW TAXES"??
Well take it as this is just hogwash..
They knew, they sanctioned, they were going to implement with a skewed parliament and then the doc got leaked...THANK GOD for those who still care abotu salone..

It is not only the government in dissaray.. the freaking opposition would have towed the line and acted like they did not even notice.. had it not been for the "filth columnists" and spies at state house..

I think a law should be passed that mandates the executive should never NEVER NEVER be majority in parliament..
THAT is the only way a balance could be created expecially in BIG men and borbor belleh politics like we have in Africa.


Subject: Did former president Kabbah eradicate corruption..?
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 00:46:41 08/27/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
Entered From: pool-72-75-102-229.washdc.east.verizon.net at 72.75.102.229

Message:
Read Statement by former president Tejan Kabbah:"In the first place the question of corruption was endemic in this country.To mention the word corruption was taboo.You mention somebody is corrupt ,they will lock you up or dispose of you.That is what was here and I had to beg the British ,they didn't want to get involved, but I begged them so we can set up the ANTI- CORRUPTION COMMISSION. Pa Kabbah is just as funny as pa Stevens. Pa Stevens..."the thieves are your brothers and sisters ...Tell them to stop stealing. You young folks always talk about corruption , but what are you doing to end corruption? "


Subject: MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY.
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 22:26:57 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
Freedom of Expression

75."...Freedom of expression is the lifeblood of a democracy. A culture of public debate and tolerance for dissenting ideas is the sign of a vibrant and healthy democracy. Restrictions on the freedom of expression represent a fearful State; it reflects a State that has noconfidence 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.

77. The use of sedition and defamation proceedings under the criminal law does not bode well for freedom of expression in Sierra Leone. These provisions are the left overs of a long gone colonial era. In many countries, laws on sedition and criminal libel have been either formally or effectively abandoned. The only circumstances in which criminal sanctions on free speech can be justified is where an intention to incite violence or lawless conduct has been demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt and where there is a real risk that violence will ensue.

78. The Commission recommends that criminal sanctions in the sphere of expression should be avoided. The civil law, which permits the issue of injunctions restraining the publication of defamatory material and actions for damages arising from defamatory publication, is sufficient to protect individuals from unfounded allegations.

79. The Commission recommends that the laws creating the offences of seditious and criminal libel should be repealed. Conduct aimed at inciting violence or lawless conduct is dealt with elsewhere in the criminal laws of Sierra Leone. Until the laws are repealed, the Commission recommends a moratorium on all existing or pending prosecutions for sedition and criminal libel. These recommendations are imperative.

80.The Commission calls on the members of the media in Sierra Leone to carry out thorough investigations before publishing stories. News papers should be offering informed comment on matters of national and international concern. Some newspapers are in danger of becoming little more than scandal sheets, relying on provocative and, at times,dishonest headlines to promote sales. Reports that are inaccurate or even untrue seriously undermine the cause of freedom of expression.Journalists who take bribes and allow their newspapers to be used for party political ends or for the settling of personal scores abuse the freedom of the press. Such journalists are not fit to be members of the independent press.

81. The Commission calls on the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists and the Media Commission to be more proactive in monitoring standards of journalism practiced in Sierra Leone and to establish mechanisms for effective self-regulation. These organisations can do much to advance a culture of human rights in Sierra Leone."

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commision Report)


Subject: SO WHICH ONE IS THE RIGHT MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA?
From: General Moshe Dyan
To: All
Date Posted: 21:59:03 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
"DOC HAS FINALLY LANDED A SUCKER PUNCH"


Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 26, 2008 at 10:01:29:

“DOC HAS FINALLY LANDED A SUCKER PUNCH”
Who ever wrote my name as the author of the above captioned please be advised that I am not part of the skullduggery mentality.
I never wrote anything to the effect nor do I subscribe to those gutter level writings.
My modus operandi simply is to read what very intelligent people publish and if I can subscribe to them.
Again,I did not write that and this is the second time some very unprincipled and morally debased person has misrepresented me in such utter rubbish which I take the strongest exception to.
I hope who ever is playing the prank will desist forth with.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: hehehehehehehehehe, Kutubu Koroma VS "SHOCK AND AWE"!
From: General Moshe Dyan
To: All
Date Posted: 20:54:24 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
Doc has finally landed a sucker punch! What next Kutubu?


Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 26, 2008 at 09:46:52:

Doc has finally landed a sucker punch! What next Kutubu?


Posted by One SLPP ,Many Cannibals on August 26, 2008 at 03:22:53:

In Reply to: NUROSES (Sic) (bad English "SPOKER")! posted by CHIEFDOM CLASS SIX STUDENT on August 25, 2008 at 19:19:10:

"Doc has been a shade lucky this time to landed this sucker punch.Had it not been for absence of the letter E in NEUROSES it would have been an own goal but it seems the gods are on your side this time."
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Well, way for do...de man nar doctor...are cam wit yap-yap...and waka right pan dee man him sucker punch.

Fellow, dee man deal wit me well, well. Bo dee man disgrace me bad, bad wan. Are dae go hide nar me HOLE before ee lego other 20,000 lbs laser-guided bunker-penetrating bomb. I get for go quick, are yerri de bomb dae whistle, and dee bomb kin drop anytime.
MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
Washington, D.C. USA



Subject: Maiden Editorial From Ishmael Sowa of New People
From: Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 19:47:37 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: shekukal@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 12.172.27.60

Message:
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the first editorial from Ishmael Sowa, our new Editor in Chief.


Subject: Re: Maiden Editorial From Ishmael Sowa of New People
From: dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 20:16:32 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Hey, tell Ishmael not to write "ninetys" and other howlers. You guys at New People do a lot of good editing despite the heavy "Mende English" thrown at you on a daily basis. Ishmael seems like a good writer but hey, you guys have to put a stop to those libellous and hate-filled articles from Prof. Kallon and others. Talk to the other side before you publish! Talk to them!


Subject: DANGEROUS JOURNALISM AT WORK
From: Bra Enviable
To: All
Date Posted: 17:14:31 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Seeing the words "spies" and "fifth columnists" on Cocorioko's front page reminded me of the dirty wars between nations in which intelligence agencies penetrate and counter-penetrate each other. Lacking specificity in its alarmism, Cocorioko painted a vague picture of an APC government besieged by spies. Why is Cocorioko using the phrase "fifth columnists" to talk about an embarrassing release of information at State House? Fifth columnists essentially exist to engage in espionage against their own country, usually during warfare and other forms of hostile, interstate engagement. This kind of propaganda in which the opposition stands accused by Cocorioko, can be dangerous. With violence against the opposition becoming a sad reality in Sierra Leone, this kind of misguided journalism can only push the APC to more acts of recklessness.

I am taking comfort in the assumption that Cocorioko simply misused the phrase "fifth columnists" in its bid to talk about an inquisitive opposition intent on revealing State House blunders. If that is the case, the opposition has every constitutional right to embarrass the government each time State House tries to hide a scandal. Leaking embarrassing information to the press in order to expose scandals and humiliate an incompetent government is different from being a fifth columnist. Are we slowly introducing the language and words spoken by warring nations, military juntas and Communists in a democratic nation? Misused words like "spies" and "fifth columnists" can excite a government like Ernest Koroma's, which is led by men not particularly known for political intelligence. In democracies, those who leak scandalous information are usually punished with dismissals. On the other hand, "fifth columnists," as defined by Communists, are counter-revolutionaries engaged in sabotage with intent to imperil national security. Have we become a Communist nation with "counter-revolutionary" citizens in our midst? Know the words to use, Cocorioko!


Subject: Re: DANGEROUS JOURNALISM AT WORK
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 19:14:03 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
"Misused words like "spies" and "fifth columnists" can excite a government like Ernest Koroma's, which is led by men not particularly known for political intelligence."

For my part, I say it is IDIOTIC READERSHIP at work. I have no regrets for what I wrote and I stand by it.

If you were more politically intelligent than the APC leaders you attack, you should have known or had cause to know that I was not referring to the leaking out of "scandalous information" . DO NOT PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH , MR. INTELLIGENT. I was referring to documents like the TRANSITION REPORT , which was leaked out in its unfinished and uncorrected form by overzealous opposition spies at State House bent on embarrassing the government. All governments, including the U.S. government, have secrets relating to national safety and security and general governance. If it were not so, we would not have been living in a country where individual rights are given priority. In the same vein that your unpatriotic opposition has the right to leak "Embarrassing documents", it is in the same vein that governments have the right to protect classified information that a reckless, perverse and depraved opposition like the SLPP has the tendency to use inappropriately to endanger national security and the government's international respect and credibility.

I used to respect you, Bra Enviable , but now I have no respect for your intellectual and political judgements any more and this is why : You only care about POLITICAL AND JOURNALISTIC CORRECTNESS when it comes to the APC and COCORIOKO. You are dumb to all the violations of political correctness and journalistic standards by the SLPP newspaper , THE NEW PEOPLE and other opposition newspapers. When have you ever cried out against the bland and gutter journalism on the other side, the provocation of the opposition party and inane statements by opposition politicians ?

You will not cry out because to unpatriotic people like you, Sierra Leone has only one color ( GREEN ). Anything Green is perfect and impeccable. Anything RED is an offence.SHAME ON YOU, BRA UNENVIABLE ! ! ! !


Subject: Re: DANGEROUS JOURNALISM AT WORK
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 09:44:27 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 213-84-242-179.adsl.xs4all.nl at 213.84.242.179

Message:
Kabs, your statement is precise. These tribal maggots want to sell Sierra Leone to the dogs. But, we are ready to redeem our once proud nation, these Kailaihun barray sympathisers are spoiling.


Subject: Kabs lands a knockout punch! Humiliating to the tee!!
From: One SLPP, Many Cannibals
To: All
Date Posted: 03:06:15 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c83-248-226-102.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.226.102

Message:
It is said when gentility fails, brutality prevails.

I remember sometime back during my high school basic physics lessons the teacher's most favourite topic was Newton's laws of motion.While I was thinking the idea of statics and dynamics only apply to machines and structures little did I know that there are applications to human behaviour too. This Kabs and Bra Enviable diatribe is a classic example. How? Let us state and examine Newton's laws:

1)EVERY BODY CONTINUES IN ITS STATE OF REST OR UNIFORM MOTION IN A STRAIGHT LINE UNLESS COMPELLED BY SOME EXTERNAL FORCE IT ACTS OTHERWISE

2)THE RATE OF CHANGE OF MOMENTUM IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE FORCE APPLIED i.e. F=mv/t where mv=momentum, t=time

3)TO EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION i.e F=R where F=force, R=reaction

We can see that 1 and 3 are more applicable in this situation.How?

Well Kabs has been keeping his cool all along and would have continued had Bra E not compelled him with his provocatory or scathing attacks.As a result he acted otherwise to obey the first law.

Acting otherwise can also be referred to as counteracting or reacting.Bra E tried to humble Kabs which could have lowered Kabs' personality and standing.Kabs had to react in such magnitude as to balance Bra E's attack because we need equilibrium in the forum.It should not be a one-man show!
In a nutshell Bra E acted and Kabs reacted obeying the third law.
Kabs' reaction has been ass-kicking and sends a loud message to the clones of Bra E who think they are invincible that their butts can be kicked excruciatingly harder sometimes making them handicapped if they try to rock Kabs' boat.


Subject: Re: Kabs lands a knockout punch! Humiliating to the tee!!
From: Tejan
To: All
Date Posted: 09:02:24 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Kabs delivers best when he is angry. I love to read him when he is angry. Bra Enviable had to be put in his place. He does not know that Kabs can deliver knockout punches .Because the man is quiet does not mean anybody can walk over him.


Subject: Re: Kabs lands a knockout punch! Humiliating to the tee!!
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 10:43:52 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Hi all, my aim was not to throw a knockout punch at Bra Enviable. In the spirit of democracy, I just wanted to counteractwhat he said. Bra Enviable is a very brilliant individual. We all know that .He is one of the Sierra Leoneans we look up to for learned and valuable analyses and interpretations on this forum.

I meant no offence to him. I just had to give vent to my feelings.


Subject: Re: DANGEROUS JOURNALISM AT WORK
From: dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 19:45:48 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:

Great counter-attack, Kabs. I like it. Tell fren true nor pwell fren.It seems the SLPP is ready for battle on all fronts. I think the APC should also do the same. Let the music play, just like before the 2007 elections.


Subject: Re: DANGEROUS JOURNALISM AT WORK
From: VIA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:36:46 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
CHECK THE LINK BELOW


Subject: Re: DANGEROUS JOURNALISM AT WORK
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:55:51 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.58.164

Message:
Say what you may about my BabySista, but she is one genius of a gal.

My BabySista tore the akata deception to pieces.

My BabySista saw through their lies and deceptive practices with a vision that is unmatched by any Sierra Leonean journalist alive, both at home and in the diaspora.

I told you all that the akatas are a bunch of avaricious nimcompoops 'fronting' as politicians. They are in governance mainly to filthily enrich themselves while our peoples go hungry, and NOT to lead that country into development.

Please tell me, why does Ernest need three hundred million leones per annum to live comfortably when the taxpayers are paying for his entire livelihood?

Even the clothes he wears are paid for by the taxpayers in Sa Lon, not to speak about his place of abode, and the food he eats. Why are these people so morally bankrupt considering the adverse conditions the nation finds herself in?

Why? Why? Why?

But I take solace in the fact that my BabySista will surely hunt their thieving asses down.

Long live my BabySista!!!

Down in hell will her detractors reside.


Subject: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:10:52 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
The recent news report on Cocorioko front page, copied below, that President Koroma will son crack down on violence in SL; and that under his presidency our country will not be allowed to descend into anarchy, gladdened my heart tremendously. Particularly pleasing to me is the President’s intent to make our police operate professionally - both to prevent as well as respond to violence.

The spate of unchecked attacks against SLPP installations and people since the APC 2007 assumption of office has been most discouraging to people who want to see our country economically and socially advance both peacefully and democratically. Our national police force has been reported by eye-witnesses as doing nothing to protect people and property as well as abusing its power of arrest and detention. This type of conduct is the opposite of what we in SL need for our country to advance.

I commend President Koroma for his Declaration of Determination to better manage our police force as reported by cocorioko. But as the weeks and months roll by, I for one will be looking out for the appropriate indicia of actual improvements in all public safety matters. Hopefully, such would not be too difficult to notice. - JL

==============================================================================

"Monday, 25 August 2008

President Ernest Koroma will crack down on violence in Sierra Leone soon, State House sources disclosed to COCORIOKO yesterday. According to reports, President Koroma has vowed that Sierra Leone will not descend into anarchy under his rule.
The President is said to be putting together a comprehensive plan to stop violence between Supporters of the ruling All People's Congress ( APC) and the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party ( SLPP). This plan is said to involve more efficient policing and pre-emptive measures .
Since the APC government came to power last year, there have been frequent disturbances between the APC and the SLPP. According to opposition sources, the conflicts were caused by APC supporters who have been attacking their supporters and their offices in the country. APC supporters , for their part, accuse SLPP supporters of causing the conflicts by provoking their supporters . Another opposition party, the People's Movement For Democratic Change ( PMDC) recently blamed both the SLPP and the APC , accusing the SLPP of provoking the violence." - Cocorioko.net, Front page


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: One SLPP, Many Cannibals
To: All
Date Posted: 03:24:57 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c83-248-226-102.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.226.102

Message:
Bra why didn't you mention SLPP attacks on PMDC offices? Are they not important?

Maybe you are too far in the states consuming lots and lots of McDonald's fast food washed down with coca cola and enjoying the notorious dogfight( a recent phenomenon in American culture) to know that there has been a serious SLPP in-fighting which is leading to some supporters resorting to attacking the offices countrywide.
These disgruntled elements are disillusioned with the present leadership's acts of sabotage.This sabotage they believe will not only hurt the APC govt. but the country at large.They are attacking the party offices to show their resentment of the party's policies.
To shy away from the truth all JJ Blood does is blame and blame and blame the APC!
Your leadership needs to wake up from its political slumber or else the APC will rule Salone forever!


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: law
To: All
Date Posted: 16:17:20 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.85.3

Message:
Hope he disbands the dreaded "task force".


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: harry
To: All
Date Posted: 16:31:42 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
He is trying to find a way to close the SLPP radio station by falsely accusing them of "provoking" his Task Force to commit violence. When the radio is shut down, they say violence will end.


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 16:39:53 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
YOU ARE A "STUPID ELEMENT", WHAT CAN A USELESS RADIO STATION DO BALCKMAIL THE APC THAT WILL LEAD US TO STOP IT? WHY ARE YOU SHYING AWAY FROM THE TRUTH? YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE WHO DONOT WANT TO SEE THINGS PUSH FORWARD, BUT YOUR EVIL INTENTIONS WILL SOON FALL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
YOU WAIT........


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:42:55 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Mr. SALIFU PAPAH, please take it easy and let's have a nice and friendly discussion. I beg, please! Thank you very much. - JL


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:38:03 08/26/08 ()
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We shall all be watching carefully. Meantime, with me, Prez Koroma has the benefit of doubt. - JL


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 20:54:11 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: saigobe@lanset.com
Entered From: pool-71-179-186-95.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net at 71.179.186.95

Message:
John & Others,
I have not done a detail reading of the many reports about the violence and pushing blame on Radio broadcasts.
I want to make it clear that any attempt to close any radio stations or newspapers would be unacceptable to many Sierra Leoneans. Freedom of Speech must prevail. Those who break the law should be arrested and tried.
That is the right approach and it is reasonable.
Yaya Fanusie


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 23:10:26 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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Message:
Dr. Fanusie, thank you very much. We are excited about the official declaration of Prez. Koroma the other day to stamp out violence in our country, especially against SLPP personnel & offices.

Perhaps, I may be stop for coffee this weekend in your area, but not for sure! - JL


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 00:09:08 08/27/08 ()
Email Address: saigobe@lanset.com
Entered From: pool-71-179-186-95.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net at 71.179.186.95

Message:
John,
Would be great to have coffee with you. my cell phone is 510-290-1385. Are going in Maryland around September 19, 2008? We having the 3rd Annual Africa Unite Now Festival Celebrating Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's birthday.
check www.coaforum.com and click on FESTIVAL
Yaya Fanusie


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 22:31:29 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.239

Message:
Uncle Yaya, will you please, run a seminar where in you will teach the members of your APC about the principles of DEMOCRACY? A large number of your members believe that our country must continue with the dictatorial and tyrannic policies of pa Siaki and Joe Momoh.
You are one of the very few APC members who understands and is fully committed to the true meaning of the word-democracy. I hope and pray that all APC members will copy your good example.


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: Another way of looking at things
To: All
Date Posted: 23:20:54 08/26/08 ()
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Message:
& Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

& Brown's Law of Physical Appearance
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

& Oliver's Law of Public Speaking
A closed mouth gathers no feet.


Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS FOR SIERRA LEONEANS
From: Bravo
To: All
Date Posted: 21:34:55 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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That is the Yaya I know! Bravo


Subject: KABBAH & BEREWA SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK; SAMPHA SACKED
From: lordamerci
To: All
Date Posted: 14:16:36 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: lordamerci@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
OHGBAMI OH------KABBAH & BEREWAH SHOULD REFUND OUR MONIES

This is disingenuity and dishonestly at its highest and former Prezo and his vice should be stripped of those

If not for the timely action of HE President Kowroma, Prezo Kabba and VP Berewa were on the verge of collecting huge drawbacks dating back to 1996 and would have been smiling all the way to the bank, if they have not already done so. On Friday 22nd August 2008, it came to light that a statutory instrument No 11 of 2008 was laid in Parliament. The bill contained proposed salaries and retirement benefits for the President and Vice President.
It also contained pensions of the Ex-President and the Ex- Vice President had to be considered by Parliament under the State Salaries Pensions, Gratuities and other Benefits Act 2003 submitted by the committee of Parliament set up for the purpose.
The bill never got the assent of the sitting president and whatever transpired between Parliament and the Office of the President did so at the level of the office of the Secretary to the President.
According to Standard Times, in 2003, realizing that he was going to relinquish political power in 2007; a bill known as the Benefit Act 2003 was put together. The bill makes provision for pensions and other benefits for ex- Presidents, vice Presidents, their staffs and spouses. 40% of the total monthly salaries of Le 25 Million, Le20 Million should be paid to the ex-Presidents and vice Presidents, 75% of pension to be paid to their spouses after death for a period not exceeding 12 years from the date of death (benefit similar to the United Nations, which the ex-president is currently enjoying after the death of his wife Mrs. Patricia Kabbah)
Ex-President Kabbah, since his retirement has been bombarding the office of the Secretary to the President, Mr. James Sanpha Koroma requesting for payments of Pensions Gratuities and other related benefits. But what could be referred to as a clandestine approach was implemented by ex-President Kabbah using few individuals at state house that are close to the seat of power to realize the fulfillment of his dreams.
Leh dem cough gee we, we money back.


Subject: Re: KABBAH & BEREWA SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK; SAMPHA SA
From: Strasser
To: All
Date Posted: 20:05:21 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-98-14-200-25.nyc.res.rr.com at 98.14.200.25

Message:
Is Strasser not also entitled to receive some benefits?


Subject: Re: KABBAH & BEREWA SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK; SAMPHA SA
From: One SLPP, Many Cannibals
To: All
Date Posted: 03:27:32 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c83-248-226-102.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.226.102

Message:
Bo Strasser nar borboh. Ee too full! Leh ee suffer for een full.


Subject: Re: KABBAH & BEREWA SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK; SAMPHA SA
From: YOU ARE AN IDIOT
To: All
Date Posted: 05:23:03 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 216.150.143.18

Message:
DO YOU MEAN "FOOL" INSTEAD OF "FULL", WOW YOU PEOPLE NEVERS CEASE TO AMAZE ME!!!!


Subject: Re: KABBAH & BEREWA SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK; SAMPHA SACKED
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 14:29:37 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
I really think EBK should questioned kabba for attempted robbery. This guy is a very greedy man. His UN pension alone, without his late wife can feed a whole town for a month.


Subject: Re: KABBAH & BEREWA SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK; SAMPHA SACKED
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:53:45 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.146.141

Message:
It is just a matter of time, all will see the real Kabba. he has exhausted his tactics as most of the guys who did empathise with him are all nearly gone to the other world. He will not stop making others feel pity on him only to devour them when he is in a position of strength.

The time is near and all will see the real Kabba. You cannot abuse your fellowman and go unpunished. Kabbah will start seeing his demise on this earth for his covert treachery.


Subject: Re: KABBAH & BEREWA SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK; SAMPHA SACKED
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:34:14 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host86-164-57-51.range86-164.btcentralplus.com at 86.164.57.51

Message:
One thing i know for sure is that president Koroma and his APC will never bring to book the SLPP mehajis and their loots despite glaring evidence of corrupt practices of that Kabbah caboodle. You know why : because they're all the same crooks . If Koroma can prove me wrong and Marshall the courage to honestly investigate how the poor SLPP ministers paid for their lavished life styles before and now ,their palaces in and out of Freetown ,etc ,etc then i stand to give him my unvarnished public and private apology. Let heads roll. we need legendary leaders not popular ones. Someone needs to take charge of leadership in salone.
One simple ,but quite a savvy way Medhaji Kabbah and co looted our national coffers ,was his cunny donation of his presidential salary to whatever he said then ,whilst in reality ,his emoluments and especially his endless international travels and others expenses formed nearly a quarter of our GDP. So his cunning effort to continue his institutional abuse of lamed duck sierra leoneans is just one of many of his low 'tech' tricks he continues to play while enjoying our stolen money .

kehtamia


Subject: Re: KABBAH & BEREWA SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK; SAMPHA SACKED
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 09:53:16 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 213-84-242-179.adsl.xs4all.nl at 213.84.242.179

Message:
Hashim, if Ernest Koeroma fails to bring those who have enriched themselves at the expense of the poor masses, then he will not have peace. We will hold him responsible for the suffering of our people.
EBK be al3rt!


Subject: Re: KABBAH & BEREWA SMILE ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK; SAMPHA SACKED
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 17:17:36 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.97.190

Message:
Ndake, we will have the last laugh. We may not enjoy the remnants of the loot but for sure our granchildren will see a new Sierra Leone that has leaders of immense courage to sacrifice greed and dishonesty for the benefit of the whole.

We shall see the last days of Kabba. Those days will not be pleasant for the whole will have the last laugh.


Subject: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: Ade Laf
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:38 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ln1-50-970r981.gsu.edu at 131.96.89.181

Message:
Folks, how can any well-meaning party allow an illiterate to be its writer and spokesman? Read the rubbish below and imagine the embarrassment this idiot can cause when asked to write on behalf of the APC.
No writing skills, no creativity, and worst of all, the fellow is almost an illiterate. The nonsense he wrote the other day talked about Socialism and lots of rubbish no one understands. Some one more educated needs to take over that position before Kurugba turns the APC into a laughing stock.
_______________________________________________________


The North America APC branch Chairman Comrade Osman T. Conteh want to let all APC supporters that he is thankful, gratified and appreciative for the show of love, unity and harmony in which members of different works of lives showed at the APC Party convention, in Maryland. Again to Sierra Leoneans in Diasporas and other supporter that Comrade Conteh is also thankful for the trust, conviction and the confidence you have in him to lead this North America APC party. He further went on to say that, if there's one thing he has learned in creating the life of his dreams it is this: be thankful.

Being full of thanks for what you have in this moment which will create opportunities in your life that will bring you more things for which one had to be thankful. When you are with open-mindedness, you are friendly and nothing stands in the way of you achieving the desires of your heart. Things begin to resonate in a way that you cannot even imagine. A coincidence of events that seem related will start to pop up around every corner you turn, things once thought lost become found, joy fills your heart and so you find yourself doing things you once dreamt about. This APC party is ours and we are not going to buttress anyone to derail our national interest, progress and commitments.

The Chairman continue to say that he will let everyone to know about the easiest and best thing one can do for their selves, is to create a notebook of things for which you are thankful. Some call this notebook the Gratitude Journal, but what you call it does not matter. What matters is that you make a date with your notebook daily. When you write in your notebook with your special pen, you'll feel special. This will help you get in the mood of thankfulness. As APC members the majority of us have been taught to say thank you when we received a gift or kindness from another. But how many of us thank the universe, our god, or our source for the things in our life on a daily basis? Be also thankful to your opponents who lost the race because he made me stronger. Finally, Comrade Conteh continues to say, learning to give thanks will only add more blessings to your life. But saying it and writing it are two different things. Be happy and stay bless. God bless our political leaders, the nation and the APC Party. Thank you all.

ABOVE For Unity and Progress, APC- NA National Chairman Osman T. Conteh (left) is seeing here embracing his former rival Mr. Abu B, Bangura (right)

BY ESSA THAIM- KURUGBA

APC NA PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 August 2008 )
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Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: lawlawde80
To: All
Date Posted: 18:59:33 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: lawlawde80@yahoo.com
Entered From: 68-184-42-3.static.oxfr.ma.charter.com at 68.184.42.3

Message:
The North America APC branch Chairman Comrade Osman T. Conteh want to let all APC supporters ????????that he is thankful, gratified and appreciative for the show of love, unity and harmony in which members of different works of lives showed at the APC Party convention, in Maryland. Again to Sierra Leoneans in?????? Diasporas and other supporter ???? that Comrade Conteh is also thankful for the trust, conviction and the confidence you have in him to lead this North America APC party.

Did this guy attend school in Sierra Leone????????


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:24 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:

Stop being negative and stupid. The best writers need editors. All that scr1pt needs is a little bit of editing. Cocorioko MUST edit scr1pts before publishing them. That's the main job of an editor. If you can't edit, don't publish. Obama's books and speeches are edited by somebody. Evrybody needs an editor.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: Dehunge
To: All
Date Posted: 13:34:35 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Thaim Kurugba's writing is beyound editing. I agree this fellow is practically illiterate. I have been saying this for sometime now. I am shocked APC NA allowed this guy to win that position. There are certain positions that do not lend themselves to the dictates of democracy. For instance you can only run for the position of a Judge in my state if you are a Lawyer. To allow this fellow to hold this position and to continue to spew this half-baked boto bata is comical. SLPP just in case you are laughing, your man Alpha Saidu Bangura is no better.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 18:51:17 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
"I insist Kurugba writes well, all he needs is a little bit of editing or a secretary."

Some of you people just come to this forum to talk nonsense. No wonder some people are asking me to shut down the forum , like Blyden did, because the nonsensical comments are becoming unbearable.

Who told you that it is the duty of Editors to edit PUBLIC STATEMENTS from organizations ? Some of you know nothing about the principles of Journalism and you want to talk. Editors are not responsible for correcting PUBLIC STATEMENTS from organizations. It is the duty of organizations to ensure that whatever they put out pass the tests of good grammar , correct spellings, chronological order of paragraphs , syntax etc. etc. Why would you want the Editor to do the job for which somebody is being paid or receiving renumeration of some sort ? Do you how many articles I have to edit ? For free ? With my own responsibilities to handle ?

I can understand where A LETTER TO THE EDITOR from a common citizen has these errors. It is the duty of the Editor to correct them. I agree with any criticism that relates to such letters or articles. But PRESS STATEMENTS ? Ah baig you , ya, ma meh. Don't come and give me more assignments. Editing a daily newspaper online that caters to readers, some of whom are very ungrateful and uncharitable ( Once you don't praise their political parties ) , is already a burden .Will you pay me for doing the jobs of PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERS and PRESS SECRETARIES ?

I owe no obligation to any organization to correct their press releases. If they want me to do that, I want to be seeing the cheques in the mail. I am already doing service for which I am receiving no financial renumeration. Do you think I have no mouths to feed ? Do you think I don't have a regular job ?

You are also a citizen. Write the APC NORTH AMERICA and volunteer to be correcting their press releases.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 20:02:57 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Take it easy Kabs. Yes, public statements can be corrected. Here is what you can do: 1. Write your own story from the press release and other sources. 2. Tell all contributors that you have the right to rewrite their statements, if they don't like that, tell them you wont publish,that you will dump or spike. You have to make your paper look good. You are under no obligation to publish something that needs editing or that is libellous, insane, hateful or profane. It's your paper, man. Protect it. Again, it's your duty to help your writers to improve on their work. Heck, English is not their language, they are already doing a great job, just writing those articles. How many foreigners can write articles in Temne or Mende?


Subject: writing skills
From: On the contrary
To: All
Date Posted: 16:58:15 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-70-156-41.nycap.res.rr.com at 74.70.156.41

Message:
Bangura is highly literate, and is a pretty decent writer with a good command of English grammar. Sorry, there is no comparison between the two men's abilities to express their thoughts in writing.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:13:50 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nwplpf.nwpl.ca at 204.239.156.10

Message:
You missed the point. Cocorioko is a newspaper, not a "Citizen Journalism" medium like this forum where anything goes: no accuracy, no grammar, lots of libel, profanity etc, etc. In a NEWSPAPER, editors are paid or they volunteer to EDIT, period. A good editor can edit a scr1pt by a class 5 pupil and you will enjoy reading it. You will notice that Kabs will carefully edit what he writes on Cocorioko NEWSPAPER. I think he and his editors, with all due respect, should do that for the other writers, otherwise standards will drop dramatically on Cocorioko. He, (Kabs)normally carries the blame, the buck stops with him as editor. I insist Kurugba writes well, all he needs is a little bit of editing or a secretary. You will be amazed to know most sierra leoneans and other people whose first language is not English cannot write well. same for some "well educated" ones. Look at Bra Enviable's style, so boring, so dull.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 18:45:31 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
"I insist Kurugba writes well, all he needs is a little bit of editing or a secretary."

Some of you people just come to this forum to talk nonsense. No wonder some people are asking me to shut down the forum , like Blyden did, because the nonsensical comments are becoming unbearable.

Who told you that it is the duty of Editors to edit PUBLIC STATEMENTS from organizations ? Some of you know nothing about the principles of Journalism and you want to talk. Editors are not responsible for correcting PUBLIC STATEMENTS from organizations. It is the duty of organizations to ensure that whatever they put out pass the tests of good grammar , correct spellings, chronological order of paragraphs , syntax etc. etc. Why would you want the Editor to do the job for which somebody is being paid or receiving renumeration of some sort ? Do you how many articles I have to edit ? For free ? With my own responsibilities to handle ?

I can understand where A LETTER TO THE EDITOR from a common citizen has these errors. It is the duty of the Editor to correct them. I agree with any criticism that relates to such letters or articles. But PRESS STATEMENTS ? Ah baig you , ya, ma meh. Don't come and give me more assignments. Editing a daily newspaper online that caters to readers, some of whom are very ungrateful and uncharitable ( Once you don't praise their political parties ) , is already a burden .Will you pay me for doing the jobs of PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERS and PRESS SECRETARIES ?

I owe no obligation to any organization to correct their press releases. If they want me to do that, I want to be seeing the cheques in the mail. I am already doing service for which I am receiving no financial renumeration. Do you think I have no mouths to feed ? Do you think I don't have a regular job ?

You are also a citizen. Write the APC NORTH AMERICA and volunteer to be correcting their press releases.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: History Professor
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:22 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-70-156-41.nycap.res.rr.com at 74.70.156.41

Message:
You are quite right about the need for better editing of what goes on Cocorioko news page, but really off the mark about about your assessment of Bra Enviable's writing; he is the best writer on this forum, and his style is hardly dull or boring.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: Dumber than dumb
To: All
Date Posted: 18:27:36 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
Bra Enviable is the biggest idiot of malapropisms and verbosity.You must be teasing the idiot, aren't you ?


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: Funny Funny
To: All
Date Posted: 19:59:32 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Dumbeh, Let us NOT debate this. Bra Enviable is the best, finest and most articulate on this forum.
Even my wife likes the way Bra Enviable writes and I am worried a little bit worried about that.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: SLPP Fanatic
To: All
Date Posted: 21:41:31 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
Stop praising yourself. Let the public judge.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: BOOK MAN FORDUM,WOKE MAN TIMAP
To: All
Date Posted: 15:51:21 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
" AYYY SALONE PEOPLE DEM,NOR TO BOKU BOOK WE DAE LOOK FOR NOW, NAR WOKE MAN DEM.LOOK WAETINE DE WAN DEM WAE CALL DEM SEF BOOK MAN DEM WAETIN DEM DO NAR DIS CONTRY.DEM LOOT ALL THE CONTRY EN GENTRY EN LEF WE PAN PUNISHMENT.GOD BLESS ERNEST EN DE APC FOR CAM PULL WE NAR DEN HAN.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 14:12:48 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
Entered From: pool-71-178-202-84.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.178.202.84

Message:
You guys are missing the point. This newly elected PRO of the NEW APC in his dispatch of yesterday called for socialism, collectivism and communalism in sierra leone.This is a very dangerous development considering what sierra leone and some its called non-aligned counterparts suffered under those idiotic ideologies. I hope this PRO is reigned in sooner rather than later. They can call themselves comrades all they long as long they do that in their politburo. All communists and socialists are hypocrites and it's on record that the rules and laws they promulgate are only for the masses whilst they carry their American Express card for their secret shopping spree in the west. Sierr Leone at this point should rid itself of all vestiges of socialism, examples are abound but I will name a few. Government owned hotels Bintumani,Cape Sierra,Mammy Yoko,Oil Refinery, SLBS,SLTV,SIERRATEL,NACSA,the now defunct SLPMB and many more. All these entities were only functioning to satisfy political patronage. No accountablity from its managment as the coffers of these were converted to private wealth for individuals with political cover. Enough of this travesty.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: History Professor
To: All
Date Posted: 16:48:26 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-70-156-41.nycap.res.rr.com at 74.70.156.41

Message:
I would not worry too much about his mention of socialism, he really hasn't the foggiest notion of what it means as either a system or ideology, as is evident from the content of the statement. Besides, the repressive Stalinist Soviet system or Maoist variant are not the only forms of socialism. There is, or at least there was, such a thing as western democratic socialism, such as Britain and other Euro states enacted after WWII. I am sure this is what the PRO would have been thinking of in his invocation of socialism, though this does not really come through in his writing, which, as another poster pointed out, is beyond editing.

Socialism as a system could not be set up in Sierra Leone; it requires a large state bureaucracy to redistribute wealth, and a reliable tax base to function and deliver the goods effectively. The conditions for socialism are just not there in Salone, which is unfortunate, because I don't think anyone reading this forum would object to free universal healthcare and equal access to free higher education for all in Salone. These entitlements, plus comprehensive unemployment insurance and pensions, were the shining stars of western socialism in Europe, the closest any country ever came to democracy, in my estimation.

Sadly, the welfare states are slowly being dismantled across Europe, and capitalism winning out. Scandinavian countries like Finland and Norway still are largely socialist. Socialism is not an evil and oppressive system, for greedy capitalists perhaps who profit from exploitation of the poor, but rather a broader vision of social justice and human rights. It depends on how it is used, in correspondence with democratic political structures.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 18:24:20 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
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Prof I commend your defence of socialism as it is one of the best analysis I've read in a long time.However, the countries you mentioned in western europe who were practicing socialism has abandoned it for good reasons. London woukld not have become the financial powerhousethat it is now had it not been the determination and vision of Magaret Thactcher who dismantled all those static state enterprises.The redistribution of wealth is dayligh robbery by the government and it helps to foster class envy. In the United States fifty percent of the tax payers pay ninty seven percent of the federal taxes yet you still hear these politicians complaining that the rich doesn't pay their fair share. Free universal health care is an ideal that I subscribe to however I am yet to see the success of the British or Canadian system where the wait time for routine surgery is maybe six months. Wealthy indidviduals from these countries bypassed the system to come to the much maligned United States fo their traetment.
The problem with socialism is gives too much power to bureacrats and the end result of such power is evident.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: History Professor
To: All
Date Posted: 18:59:24 08/26/08 ()
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I appreciate your comment but feel compelled to correct a couple of your main points. Firstly, London has been an international financial powerhouse since the Bank of England was founded at the dawn of the 18th century. If anything it has lost some of its status in this regard though it remains the world's financial capital in many ways.

Margaret Thatcher was a conservative, neo-liberal enemy of social justice who delibarately undermined the national health system by depriving it of funds. She gave it a mandate to be profitable much at odds with its founding principles of service to citizens, who enjoyed as an entitlement. She was also a neo-imperialist who exploited race politics in Britain in very divisive ways and deserves no praise on this forum. I will leave it at that on her because she is very ill now with dementia and I don't want to get on the wrong side of God bashing her.

Britain's social programs were not centralized under state control but put under the governance of boards. Redistribution of wealth via graduated taxation to pay for services that guarantee basic humanity dignity for all are not productive of class envy, rather a preventative against it. Britain was a class-ridden society prior to the welfare state, these reforms were instituted to head off revolution after years of sacrifice and levelling policies pursued by government during the war.

The war showed that in order to preserve the state against an enemy, it was possible to take unprecedented controls of private capital and abandon laissez faire, etc. to make sure its citizens were energized to fight and would maintain morale. So for the nation, socialism was enacted. I ask, what is the nation if not its people? People who work contribute to the national wealth, capitalism drives down some and raises up others, there need to be some protections for the most vulnerable.

Anyway, I have the Labour Party Manifesto of 1945 which lays all this out in an e-file. I will locate and post.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 20:59:09 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
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Prof I won't mind to sit in your class but I don't have to worry about logistics as I am currently enjoying your class without leaving my library. My concern with your thesis is thus "it was possible to take unprecendented controls of private capital and abandoned laissez faie,etc to make sure its citizens were energized to fight and would maitain morale". Prof I found it hard to believe that socialism in any form would energize any populace much less increase their morale.I agree that the bank of england was intrumental in transforming the island as a powerhouse but don't forget that this development preceeded socialism. Socialism destroyed the United Kingdom and some other western nation that practiced democratic socialism.The United States took advantage of the failures of these nations and decided on a different path despite all the efforts by FDR to introduce socialism lite. For instance the social security scheme in the US is a big scam. You may think this government is sitting on a big hoard of cash it collects weekly from the wages workers,far from from it the kitty is empty and the program solely depend on present workers to pay for retirees.
There is a political party in America that is vehemently opposed to allowing individuals to invest a portion of their retirement in the stock market for good reason.It helps them win elections by playing on the fears of people who are not paying attention.In 1982 when a window was open for counties or municipalities to opt out of social security,Galveston,Texas was the first to do so and they are much better off than the population at large as their investment is growing 5-10 % thanwhat the average social security recepient would ever receive.


Subject: socialism
From: History Professor
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Date Posted: 06:29:16 08/27/08 ()
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Zakmal, I am glad you enjoy this topic of conversation as it is one of my favorites. It was not socialism that ruined the UK economy, which at its height only 20% of the economy was under public control, these being the industries and services essential to the public weal. Rather, it was the war that accounts for British decline and the subsequent loss of the empire. Britain, like the rest of Europe, was devastated by 1945, bombed out, in debt, its consumer economy non-existent, everyone living on government rations (even rich people, now that is justice!). What saved them was American capital, the largest gratis capital transfer in history in the form of Marshall Aid funding. It was this money that restored the British economy and financed socialism in the UK, Americans ought to feel cheated.

The US did not do this out of any altruistic motives of course but with the two-fold aim of halting the spread of communism in western Europe and giving European consumers the purchasing power to buy American. This is the second cause of UK decline, the rise of the US as the capitalist superpower, which coerced its allies into allowing the free flow of products into their markets, against which no one could compete.

Britain's economy though did rebound in the 1950s, referred to as the age of affluence. This was an upward global trend not specific to the UK or US, I am certain that people old enough to remember this time in Sierra Leone look back on it as a more prosperous era. A global slump in trade followed in the late 1960s through the 1970s, which battered both the US and UK economies, and reverberated throughout the world.

By 1980, conservatives like Thatcher, and Reagan in the US, blamed social programs for this state of affairs and embarked on a heartless new path of unrestrained capitalism, letting rich people off the tax hook. Anyone blessed enough to live in a country where they can make millions, or billions for themselves, should be obligated to pay some of that back to the common good. Reagan lied to Americans promising them that lowering taxes on corporations and wealthy entrepreneurs would benefit all, trickle down by creating more jobs. This has not been the overall outcome. Sure, new jobs are created all the time, low paying jobs, part-time, temporary, with no benefits or security for the future. The increased profits are used to offshore labor to countries with impoverished populations, who lack protections and rights American workers won through decades of struggle, and to line the pockets of the main shareholders.

The west has been on this road for nearly thirty years now, and we are seeing the fruits: More poverty, suffering, less job security, people losing their homes or priced out of the market altogether, homelessness, inner city hopelessness. There is unspeakable "third world" style poverty right in the US, the richest country in the world. This is a sin. So how has this shift away from socialism made things better?

I must conclude that socialism, if done the right way, would bring more benefit to the majority. All the money spent on wars, weapons, paid to insurance companies out of workers and employers' pockets, a fair proportionate taxation plan for the wealthy could easily pay for it, and society would be a better place. There would be less crime and desperation if people's basic needs were guaranteed.

If you think social security is a farce, what about the prospect of old people starving in the street after they lose their value in the labor force with no resources? This is what will happen (it is already happening) if the system is dismantled in favor of private investment. Enron showed that workers pensions can disappear in an instant. Only government can guarantee that money will be there for people later.

But I guess this view stems from my own values, rooted in Christianity since childhood, that the just society cares for and uplifts its weakest members. This makes everyone prosper.

It has been a pleasure to engage you on this important topic.


Subject: democratic socialism
From: History Professor
To: All
Date Posted: 20:00:10 08/26/08 ()
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Below is the link to the manifesto I mentioned in above post.

Let Us Face The Future: A Declaration of Labour Policy for the Consideration of the Nation, 1945
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1945labour-letsusface.html


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba Is A Public Relations Clown.
From: Alpha Saidu is a worse Illiterate
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Date Posted: 13:39:29 08/26/08 ()
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Othaim Krugbah is an Uneducated man, But Alpha Saidu is worse. He was elected by the SLPP only to attack other people. His favorite target is the Iscandari family that raised him and nutured him. His attacks against Alieu Iscandari the California Lawyer has lost him credibility ans is soon to loose the SLPP the credibility that they so much need to form a potent opposition. Alpha Saidu is the biggest Asshole on this forum.


Subject: Brotherly advice to Curtis Thomas and Mohamed Kutubu
From: Kabs Kanu
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Date Posted: 11:31:16 08/26/08 ()
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CURTIS AND KUTUBU,
This is just a friendly advice. You are free to take it or reject it.

I used to have your kind of attitude you two have --To fight my enemies to the wire.You know that. But recently, I learnt that it is all waste of time and unnecessary aggravation to fight people everyday when they won't change one bit. Why undo myself fighting people who will never change ?

Curtis, you are talking about your father advising you not to ever let up and to fight your enemies to the last stop because if you don't they will do it even when you go to heaven or hell( At least by my understanding of what you said ).I wish you had enough time in this world to follow that advice, because LIFE IS SHORT ,my brother.

Take this advice from me. If you go by that philosophy of life, you will never have peace until you die. After demolishing Kutubu, if you can, do you think you will then face a perfect world where nobody else will offend you ? NEVER, MY BROTHER ! ! ! ! When you defeat one demon, another one will arise, may be even worse. I am not referring to Kutubu when I talk of demons, but what obtains in the world out there. The advice goes to both of you. People will always get on your nerves. This is the reason :

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." II Tim. 3 1-7

Recently, I have had time to meditate on this passage for very long spells. As I did, God began to talk to my heart and made me see that, in the light of all what His Word says above, it is unnecessary and a worthless enterprise to seek to fight people all your life. People are not changing. People are getting worse everyday. Nothing will change them. You can cuss mammy cuss with them whole day and night and tomorrow they will be the same -- "boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.." .SO WHY ALL THE AGGRAVATION , CURTIS AND KUTUBU ? It is your own peace that you will be disturbing. You will not have time to enjoy the little things you have to enjoy before you die and what did you achieve ? To please people who are nothing but "...boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God..." ? NO WAY FOR ME.

I have decided to let God fight my battles for me.AND HE HAS BEEN FIGHTING THEM WELL FOR ME. The time that I should have spent fighting people I will spend that time now enjoying myself .I just returned last week from enjoying a well-deserved vacation with my family.I have 12 Getaways in my vacation package and will use all. LIFE IS TOO SHORT. I have no more time for folks who are "... boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God..."

GOD WILL REPAY THOSE WHO ABUSE ME AND MY MOTHER

"...for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." (Romans 12:19)



Subject: Re: Brotherly advice to Curtis Thomas and Mohamed Kutubu
From: Dehunge
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Date Posted: 13:37:43 08/26/08 ()
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Message:
A powerful sermon Rev!


Subject: Why a vote for Ken Kowa as Chair- SLPP UK & Ireland Chapter
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 11:31:03 08/26/08 ()
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My assessment of an individual ready to make way for a better leadership is very simple. Having the know- how to utilise the tools involved to have a strong inner circle that can create an attractive impact.
Ken is such a man with the know how to bring about change in the SLPP UK and Ireland Chapter.

We need people who are honest and can be relied on! Ken is such a man that is honest and can create the comforts of reliability.

We need a trustworthy character to lead our Chapter!
Ken is such a man who is trustworthy.

We need someone who does not just talk for talk's sakes but is an action man!
Ken is such a man with action who does not just talk the talk but indeed walk the walk.

We need someone that has skills, courage and discipline in the management and resolve of conflicts within and without!
No doubt Ken is such a man.

We need someone with a proactive thinking make-up to be able to foresee or attempt to plot what will be the consequences of a decision in the time to come!
Ken Kowa is indeed such a man.

We need a healthy financial status to address issues of true urgency and importance!
Ken has a plan to make sure that, even the 2012 General Elections will not see our party scramble for funds in the dying minutes. Ken will institute a GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND to fight any election on behalf of our party.

We need an individual who can listen and know that the dumb has something useful to say to him.
I bet Ken is such a man
Ken by many may be a late-comer. Ken knows that and privately acknowledges that the fundamental point of his candidacy is that it is happening now. In politics, timing matters. And the most persuasive case for Ken has less to do with him than with the moment he is contesting. The moment has been a long time coming, and it is the result of a confluence of events, from the removal of our SLPP led government on two occasions by unlawful means to the great loss of a general election that had the hallmarks of resentments even from members within. The legacy is a cultural climate that stultifies our politics and corrupts our discourse.
Ken’s candidacy in this sense is a potentially transformational one. Unlike any of the other candidates, he could take SLPP UK and Ireland—finally—past the debilitating, self-perpetuating family quarrel of the PMDC generation that has engulfed all of us. So much has happened in the party after the last National Convention in Makeni Convention that we can now be forgiven for focusing on the present and the immediate future.
At its best, the Ken candidacy is about ending the cold feud within the party and bridging the national —not so much the PMDC crisis, which now has a dying effect and may not propel to the next general election —but the tribal mind bug on ‘ownership’ of the party that has prevailed since the 1967 General Elections and has shown no signs of uniting the country making the party a national one. Only with the likes of Ken can the Temne and Limba men believe that the SLPP is not a ‘Mendeman’ party. In that image only Ken and Ken alone—offers the possibility of a truce.

I, without any reservation, will vote for Ken Kowa. The only person that has trust in his vocabulary. A vote for Ken will bring fair play and one country one people. Vote ken and you will not regret it. I will not forget this day that I have told you so.



Subject: Re: Why a vote for Ken Kowa as Chair- SLPP UK & Ireland Chapter
From: Syl
To: All
Date Posted: 13:02:41 08/26/08 ()
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Message:
Chez Winakabs Europe,

Sometimes I wonder if you are truely an SLPP member. Is this forum the right place to talk about candidates for SLPP UK &IRELAND?

Just curious,


Subject: Re: Why a vote for Ken Kowa as Chair- SLPP UK & Ireland Chapter
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 13:48:03 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Your grudge will never cease. Transparency my dear. there is nothing to hide. I think you are behaving in a way that I sometimes do not understand your reasoning. What is wrong with this forum that so many people are glued to everyday? What is so classified that I have no right to post on this forum without my membership being put to question. Stop this infantile behaviour my dear brother.

Check the SLPP website and you will see the same piece posted.

As you are the judge of a true SLPP, i will leave you to your demise. The likes of you are the cause of our grande problems.

You have no solution or the simple understanding of how campaigns are run. Stay in the dark corner to win your election. The light is the guide that people like us follow to win things.

next time please do not question my loyalty or trueness to the party. The same rights you have to belong the same rights i have to belong. if you have a bone to pick with me - take it on in another front and not on party matters. You cause disservice to the party by doing so. Teach yourself some manners please my brother and do not hide behind so called party loyalty. A loyal party member should have emailed ddress his concerns about my post. As you are not genuine in your intentions - you openly question my loyalty to bring laughter to your divisive character. Stop this sick and prejudicial undertones. There is nothing wrong with a forum that you, as an SLPP, visits everyday. The wrong you saw is that i visited it and posted that which should have gone to a forum that the very self (you) do not visit or contribute to.

When last did you visit the SLPP forum? Stop this hypocrisy and sickening business.

I pray you learn to look at life from others' standpoint. Your way may not be right - explore reasoning.


Subject: Re: Why a vote for Ken Kowa as Chair- SLPP UK & Ireland Chap
From: Nyanga Ti Gomeh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:29:55 08/26/08 ()
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Paddy you dae bato mende man because nar you bralor dem? Orman stop this spin-doctor business and let the guy be elected on merit.The fact remains SLPP is a mende party to the core and there are no two thoughts about it.


Subject: Re: Why a vote for Ken Kowa as Chair- SLPP UK & Ireland Chap
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:33:04 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Wan nyaemahn! It is only the divisive amongst us who will believe that the SLPP is a mende party. I do not believe the myth.


Subject: Re: Why a vote for Ken Kowa as Chair- SLPP UK & Ireland Chap
From: Nyanga Ti Gomeh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:50:04 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Wan ee gbin thorng! Ti tain teh meh fof. Laneh me.

I have followed the SLPP's policies and composition right from 1967. One thing...........no changes.It is really sad.It is kind of entrenched in the mendes and they cannot shed it even if they want to. I always feel sorry for them. Sometimes they want to change but do not know how to go about it and do not even believe in it.


Subject: Re: Why a vote for Ken Kowa as Chair- SLPP UK & Ireland Chap
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:05:46 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I still believe the prejudice within the party by the few in the party will someday disappear. Many of them have made no meaningful contribution to the progress and national image of the party. I see them as people with limited imagination. We are ONE COUNTRY ONE PEOPLE.

There was this man in my chidlhood years who suffered persecution because of being SLPP. He lived in the very heart of kambia Town. I believe the name is Banny Bangura or so. He did not give up his belief in the principles and ideals of the party despite the sufferings meted on him. Such is an honourable and noble man.

Even in your party, you have few brothers and sisters that frown upon others from other regions/tribes. Such is bad for a nation. I do not want my political affiliations to be based on the regional divide. I national interests above party politics. I get detractors everyday from my party but deal with them on an individual basis. I am a Sierra Leonean first.


Subject: Re: Why a vote for Ken Kowa as Chair- SLPP UK & Ireland Chapter
From: Who is Ken Kowa?
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Date Posted: 12:13:24 08/26/08 ()
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Ken will be running a survey of SLPP UK & Ireland members and other interested parties to inform his manifesto.

To get involved,
Please contact Kens’ campaign team on:
+44 20 8350 1823

Meet Ken Kowa

Ken is running for the leadership of the UK & Ireland Branch of the SLPP. He has been a member of the London Branch of the SLPP since its revival in 1990. He is a quiet person who is rising like the phoenix to the call for “a fresh crop of dynamic, forward looking, fast-paced, radical set of intelligent, efficient and hi-tech SLPP leaders”. Ken believes that he can be a catalyst expediting the creation of a new and revitalised Party that will be resolute in transforming itself into a party of the future. He is committed to working towards generating a consensus around a plan of ideas and actions for reviving and renewing our Party.

Kenneth Robert Kowa, Mildred and Robert Baoma Kowa’s last son was born on October 30, 1955 at the Serabu Hospital, Bumpe chiefdom, Sierra Leone. His brothers Joseph, Emmanuel and William (SoK) and sisters Etta and Anna, were all not expecting a sibling when he came along. Ken’s mother decided to return home from London especially to give birth in Sierra Leone.


Ken spent a happy and disciplined childhood in London, Bo and Moyamba. He started school in Tooting, South London, transferred to the Model School, in Bo and subsequently, to the St Columba’s boarding school in Moyamba then run by retired Archbishop emeritus Joseph Ganda. Ken was always quiet and studious.
At seecondary in Christ the King College, Bo and the Bo Government School he played tennis and volleyball and sang in the choir. His parents encouraged him to study hard and to pursue any career that interested him although his father’ wished for him to study medicine.

Ken however decided to switch to Oceanography at Fourah Bay College with his father blessing and went on to become the first Sierra Leonean graduate in 1979, with a second class upper degree. Like most undergraduates at FBC in the 70’s, Ken experienced the turmoil of the student unrests and politics. He excelled academically and participated fully in the social milieu but was not active in politics. He developed lasting friendships that transcend “tribal” boundaries and was a member of Iroko and Cyclades.
Ken joined the Institute of Marine Biology & Oceanography as research and teaching assistant in 1980 and later earned a Diploma in Applied Marine Science from the University of Wales and his master’s degree in Environmental Pollution Science from Brunel University. Over the last 25 years, Ken has worked in various roles in the UK and in the West Indies including being a partner and Project Manager in an Environmental Engineering consultancy, a lecturer, researcher and IT Trainer. He currently runs a computer club for over 50’s in Enfield.
Ken is a Director of Inclusive Solutions Community Interest Company and strives to balance family life, work, and public service. He serves on the boards of the Enfield Mental Health & Social Care Strategic Partnership, Enfield Mental Health User Group and the Christ the College King Old Boys Association, UK.
Ken met Beverley Watkins in 1990 while visiting “Leone Lodge” the Sorbah-Green’s residence at 41 Elmdale Road, in London. It was his aunt’s birthday and after reveling… a little prodding from his aunt and his cousins ... resulted in Ken going over to 39 Elmdale Road the next day bearing fresh fruits from the garden! He asked Beverley out…they became very good friends; courted for a year and they were married at the Trinity-at Bowes Methodist Church, Palmers Green, London in 1991.

Following his Father’s Footsteps

Ken’s father the late Dr. Robert Baoma Kowa was amongst the many elite architects’ of the SLPP formed in August 1951 by the amalgamation of three semi-political organizations the Protectorate Educational Progressive Union (PEPU), the Sierra Leone Organisation Society (SOS) and a Colony-based People’s Party (led by Lamina Sankoh).


Ken wants to follow the legacy of Dr Kowa who served the SLPP and Sierra Leone honourably with distinction and an unblemished record. In the day of coups and commissions of enquiry, Dr Kowa was one of the few that was never found wanting.

Ken believes the SLPP must learn from the lessons of history and ensure that the priorities of a small, unrepresentative number of people are not allowed to distort the party’s agenda.

Ken has in the past played small roles in the SLPP London branch for example working on the early drafts of a Constitution with colleagues like Columba Blango, Mohamed Coker, Augustine Navo and Thomas Legg, with whom in 2004 he co-authored the paper “The Rush to Mobimbi” which highlighted the short-comings and policy failures of the Sierra Leone Government under the pen name – Ngolobo Koma (also Dr Kowa’s pen name when he wrote articles against the British Colonial Government in the period leading to Independence).
Ken also urged the National Executive Council of the Party through former Secretary-General - Prince Harding to initiate root and branch reform of the Party and regrets that no action was taken.
“We see today the inevitable consequences of the failure to modernize our Party”. “In the aftermath of the leadership contest we saw brothers, sisters, friends and mentors turn on each other because of the perception that they were not dealt a fair hand. We must now seek to heal the wounds and mend the schism both within and without the Party to ensure that the Party never experiences an “implosion” leading to a devastating loss of power” says Ken.

Ken wants his colleagues in the PMDC to know that “enough is enough” he acknowledges their disquiet and pain but will like to let them know that he will rally to stand up to any forces from both within and without that seek to destroy that which all our forefathers’ fought so hard to establish.
Ken wants the National Executive Council, SLPP, to take notice that the “recycling cycle” should cease henceforth; its time to nurture and usher in a new generation of young elite leaders with integrity and vision who will spearhead a new political ethos not only within the Party but also in the country.
Ken is seeking out people who share these same values and are of the same mind-set. Are you one of those? If your thinking transcends tribal, regional, sectional and class divides and you wish to work towards establishing a social system that gives opportunities and advantages to people on the basis of their ability rather than, e.g. tribe or regional affinity or their seniority, join the SLPP UK & Ireland branch and support Ken now!

Join the SLPP & Support Ken…To have your Say in reforming the Party

Let your voice be heard!
Together WE can create Change

Call now to get involved:
+44 20 8350 1823 or
+44 79 6007 1431


Subject: "DOC HAS FINALLY LANDED A SUCKER PUNCH"
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 10:01:29 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
“DOC HAS FINALLY LANDED A SUCKER PUNCH”
Who ever wrote my name as the author of the above captioned please be advised that I am not part of the skullduggery mentality.
I never wrote anything to the effect nor do I subscribe to those gutter level writings.
My modus operandi simply is to read what very intelligent people publish and if I can subscribe to them.
Again,I did not write that and this is the second time some very unprincipled and morally debased person has misrepresented me in such utter rubbish which I take the strongest exception to.
I hope who ever is playing the prank will desist forth with.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: next time before you openly declare war get an EXIT STRATEGY
From: forum observer
To: All
Date Posted: 10:16:06 08/26/08 ()
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Message:
"I have thought it expedient to openly declare war on Charles Curtis-Thomas on three key reasons.
1.To continue highlighting his pattern of academic fraud through plagiarism." (Kutubu Koroma)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I need to beat this illiterate "mende boy yah" into a pulp, so that "ee go know say me and him nor dae nar dee say level"!

Let me tell you about the last advice my dad gave me before he died, he said:

"BORBOR, YOU SEE DIS WORLD YAH, IF ENEBODY FU... WIT YOU, FU... WIT AM BACK, IF NORTOSO, EVEN WAY UNU DIE AND GO HEAVEN OR HELL EEGO WAN FOR FU... WIT YOU BACK"!

And then my dad went on to give me an example about LAZARUS AND THE KING. He said, "...Lazarus use to pick crumbs that fell from the king's table and ate it. The King died and was buried. Lazarus also died. Note that the Bible NEVER said that Lazarus was buried! The King went to HELL and Lazarus went to HEAVEN. The king was thirsty and because he was use to underestimating Lazarus, the King saw no one In Heaven "to tekeh" to bring him water but Lazarus. The King said, 'Angel Gabriel bo tell Lazarus for bring me wata yah'. My dad concluded by saying, "If Lazarus bin don fu... wit dee king way dem dae nar dis world, ee nor bin for CRASE ask Lazarus for bring wata for ram way ee see Lazarus nar Heaven"!


"So do yah, allow me for beat dis illiterate mende boy yah way dae still wear PEECES PEOOTO" to a pulp!(Chiefdom police)

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I need to beat this illiterate "mende boy yah" into a pulp, so that "ee go know say me and him nor dae nar dee say level"!

Let me tell you about the last advice my dad gave me before he died, he said:

"BORBOR, YOU SEE DIS WORLD YAH, IF ENEBODY FU... WIT YOU, FU... WIT AM BACK, IF NORTOSO, EVEN WAY UNU DIE AND GO HEAVEN OR HELL EEGO WAN FOR FU... WIT YOU BACK"!

And then my dad went on to give me an example about LAZARUS AND THE KING. He said, "...Lazarus use to pick crumbs that fell from the king's table and ate it. The King died and was buried. Lazarus also died. Note that the Bible NEVER said that Lazarus was buried! The King went to HELL and Lazarus went to HEAVEN. The king was thirsty and because he was use to underestimating Lazarus, the King saw no one In Heaven "to tekeh" to bring him water but Lazarus. The King said, 'Angel Gabriel bo tell Lazarus for bring me wata yah'. My dad concluded by saying, "If Lazarus bin don fu... wit dee king way dem dae nar dis world, ee nor bin for CRASE ask Lazarus for bring wata for ram way ee see Lazarus nar Heaven"!


"So do yah, allow me for beat dis illiterate mende boy yah way dae still wear PEECES PEOOTO" to a pulp!


Subject: Doc has finally landed a sucker punch! What next Kutubu?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 09:46:52 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
Doc has finally landed a sucker punch! What next Kutubu?


Posted by One SLPP ,Many Cannibals on August 26, 2008 at 03:22:53:

In Reply to: NUROSES (Sic) (bad English "SPOKER")! posted by CHIEFDOM CLASS SIX STUDENT on August 25, 2008 at 19:19:10:

"Doc has been a shade lucky this time to landed this sucker punch.Had it not been for absence of the letter E in NEUROSES it would have been an own goal but it seems the gods are on your side this time."
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Well, way for do...de man nar doctor...are cam wit yap-yap...and waka right pan dee man him sucker punch.

Fellow, dee man deal wit me well, well. Bo dee man disgrace me bad, bad wan. Are dae go hide nar me HOLE before ee lego other 20,000 lbs laser-guided bunker-penetrating bomb. I get for go quick, are yerri de bomb dae whistle, and dee bomb kin drop anytime.
MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
Washington, D.C. USA



Subject: next time do not "openly declare war" without EXIT STRATEGY.
From: forum observer
To: All
Date Posted: 10:06:40 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
"I have thought it expedient to openly declare war on Charles Curtis-Thomas on three key reasons.
1.To continue highlighting his pattern of academic fraud through plagiarism." (Kutubu Koroma)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I need to beat this illiterate "mende boy yah" into a pulp, so that "ee go know say me and him nor dae nar dee say level"!

Let me tell you about the last advice my dad gave me before he died, he said:

"BORBOR, YOU SEE DIS WORLD YAH, IF ENEBODY FU... WIT YOU, FU... WIT AM BACK, IF NORTOSO, EVEN WAY UNU DIE AND GO HEAVEN OR HELL EEGO WAN FOR FU... WIT YOU BACK"!

And then my dad went on to give me an example about LAZARUS AND THE KING. He said, "...Lazarus use to pick crumbs that fell from the king's table and ate it. The King died and was buried. Lazarus also died. Note that the Bible NEVER said that Lazarus was buried! The King went to HELL and Lazarus went to HEAVEN. The king was thirsty and because he was use to underestimating Lazarus, the King saw no one In Heaven "to tekeh" to bring him water but Lazarus. The King said, 'Angel Gabriel bo tell Lazarus for bring me wata yah'. My dad concluded by saying, "If Lazarus bin don fu... wit dee king way dem dae nar dis world, ee nor bin for CRASE ask Lazarus for bring wata for ram way ee see Lazarus nar Heaven"!


"So do yah, allow me for beat dis illiterate mende boy yah way dae still wear PEECES PEOOTO" to a pulp!(Chiefdom police)


Subject: Returning diaspora help rebuild battered Sierra Leone
From: Pa Morlai sedom
To: All
Date Posted: 09:42:33 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Returning diaspora help rebuild battered Sierra Leone
Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:59am EDT
By Katrina Manson

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Kofie Macauley knew it wouldn't be easy when
he gave up a successful property career in Britain to join a trickle of
Sierra Leonean businessmen returning to rebuild their war-scarred
homeland.

On the dilapidated streets of the hilly, coastal capital Freetown,
crowded with hawkers and unemployed young men, the returnees
stand out.

Their smart clothes and foreign accents give them away, and wily locals
take advantage of the ignorance of the "JCs" -- local Krio dialect for
"Just Comes".

"It is not a positive thing to be considered a JC ... Everybody tries to rip
you off because they think you've got a lot of money," said Macauley,
who employs more than 20 workers in his transport company three
years after returning.

"I've encouraged a lot of people to come back but it's very, very hard.
... You have to have a passion for the country and want to see a
difference," said Macauley, who named his firm CamServ Salone, which
means "come serve Sierra Leone" in Krio.

More than half a million Sierra Leoneans are estimated to live in the
United States and Britain alone -- a tenth of the 5 million living at
home.

That represents a considerable braindrain for a country struggling to
recover from a 1991-2002 civil war: just over 40 percent of those who
get a university qualification emigrate.

Many support friends and family back home, sending an estimated $25
million through official channels alone in 2004. But the impact of the
war, which killed 50,000 people and devastated infrastructure and the
economy, has dissuaded many from returning permanently.

Macauley, who fled Sierra Leone in 1993 to study overseas, remains
part of a small group of pioneers. He hopes peaceful presidential and
parliamentary elections this month -- the first since U.N. peacekeepers
left in 2005 -- can show the poor West African country has turned the
page.

"The reason I have come back is to show others that it is possible," said
Macauley, who hopes his transport firm will one day be the country's
biggest. "Sierra Leone is definitely a place where you can make a lot of
money. Government needs to encourage people like us to come back
and settle."

FOREIGN FIRMS RELUCTANT

Five years after the end of the diamond-fuelled civil war, prosperity
has lagged behind peace. Until now, many foreign companies have
been reluctant to invest in a country which became a byword for
brutality after images of drugged child soldiers mutilating civilians
shocked the world.

Most foreign investment has been in the mining sector, for diamonds
and rutile, or in the fast-growing mobile telecoms market. With road,
water and electricity infrastructure in tatters and some tourist resorts
standing in ruins, there is no shortage of areas to invest in.

Keith Aki-Sawyerr, who lives in London, is one of five Sierra Leoneans
planning a $500 million luxury golf resort along the pristine coast near
Freetown which they hope will transform the country's investment
prospects.

"Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora are eager and willing to return and
help to rebuild their country," he said. "Most of us grew up in post-
independence Sierra Leone, or just before independence. We saw the
country's potential and cannot believe how it has failed to develop."

But both the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) and the All
People's Congress (APC), which will face off in a second-round
presidential vote next month, have promised to increase investment in
agriculture and tourism. The APC has vowed privatizations to attract
capital to public services.

Several networks of Sierra Leoneans based abroad hold regular forums
to encourage investment and an eventual return home. Among their
greatest achievements is lobbying for the right to a Sierra Leonean
passport.

For more than 30 years, Sierra Leone did not permit its citizens to hold
dual citizenship, meaning many in the diaspora gave up their national
citizenship in favor of passports for the country in which they settled.

A law this year repealed the rule, likely to encourage many more people
to return to the former British colony.

Following the legal breakthrough, outgoing President Ahmad Tejan
Kabbah moved swiftly to appeal to those living abroad to come back,
saying in April: "We desperately need more of what could be described
as 'Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment'."

Kabbah, who is standing down under the constitution having served
two terms, has struggled to create jobs: five years after the end of the
war, two-thirds of the population is unemployed.

More than 70 percent live below the poverty line in a country ranked by
the United Nations as the second least developed in the world.

"People have very little to look forward to -- not enough jobs,
industries or future opportunities," said Aki-Sawyerr. "Our experiences
tell us that if we can kick-start business and bring investment into the
country then people would be able to work and live proudly."

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Subject: A letter to the APC NA from lawyer iscandri
From: Desmond Taylor-kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:21:25 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
Comrades,
Although I have not been able to make it to the convention, due to my Trial schedule, I have been apprised of the results of the election and have been duly informed that the recently concluded elections resulted in the election of Osman Conteh as Chairman of the APC North America. I must at this point tender my objections to the elections of Mr. Conteh as being in violation of the operative Byelaws of the APC North America and that it is "Voidable". The byelaws of the APC North America as I understand it states clearly that no state chapter shall have more than two consecutive chairmanship of the party. Mr. Conteh is from the Washington DC chapter and this chapter has had at least two if not more of the immediately preceding chairmanships. This clear violation of our Byelaws must not be allowed to stand and I do believe that an immediate meeting should be called and if we cannot settle this matter amicably within the spirit of our byelaws then I shall file a lawsuit to invalidate the elections of the chairman. Any comments should be directed to me personally at aiscandari@aol.com. I can also be reached at the following numbers and address.
M. Alieu Iscandari EsqIscandari & Associates
7901 Oakport Street ste 4900
Oakland CA 94621
510-615-6000 Office
240-515-6316 Cell
510-938-6186


Subject: THE EBILLEH ORGANIZATION TAKES THE LEAD IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 07:31:01 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-241-236-103.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.241.236.103

Message:
THE EBILLEH ORGANIZATION INC TAKES THE LEAD IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS:
Way before the formation of the Ebilleh Cultural organization in the Washington Metropolitan area,there were other organizations in the community.
The mission goal as often stated to be able to provide redress for the membership in times of unforeseen situations.
To that end,monthly financial dues are levied as well as other monetary projects on occasional basis.
The question at hand begs to know the status of funds generated by all of these organizations?
It has just been reported on this forum that an organization’s meeting was interrupted for lack of payment for the facility where the gathering was held.
One start to question as to why in spite of the fact that all of the organizations are Sierra Leone oriented cannot come together to financially collaborate on worthy ventures for the use of the commonwealth?
I have answers to this vexing issues why it is never possible for anycollaborative efforts.
Almost all the organizations are plagued by:
Naked stealing of funds,
Inefficient leadership managements,
Lack of vision,and a sense of defined mission,
Over political ambitions,
Personal animosities toward one another as was and is evidenced in organizations like Washington Tegloma that went from almost two hundred thousand dollars in cash to total financial ruins as results of kleptomania,and selfish politics and eventual division of the organization.In Sakoma,fraudulent insurance scheme was introduced by one of the leaders now in office in Sierra Leone and the end result was the financial collapse and extinction of a once vibrant organization.
In the Moyamba organization,the president wrote himself more personal check than could be honoued by the bank because he exhausted everything to the extent the organization was written and advised of the fact they had no more funds available.In the Sanda organization it was the same.The president with no experience in leadership was catapulted over experienced members.On account of planlessness,the coffers of the organization was opened to him and he saw nothing immorally or criminally wrong with helping himself covetously at the expense of the organization.The Loko Masama held a fund raising dance and it became a pay day for the membership as non ever accounted for the sales of the tickets and that was it.As for the Koinadugu organization,the finance man lives in the relative comforts of the Garden state where the finances of the organization are supposed to be in a bank,while the vast concourse of the membership are residing in the Washington metropolitan area.It is not difficult for any one to figure out what he is doing with the finances of the organization.The list of financial malpractice in the organizations are endless.
It is against that background that the Ebilleh organization has emerged as the most dynamic,and well managed entity in the organization especially in the area of finance that has motivated them to own a building facility which is now the community center of the community dealing in matters of religious import especially gatherings to honour the dead,memorial services,etc etc.The membership are very prudent enough to restrict its use for ventures that are not alcohol related.
One starts wondering how all this same about.
The answers are very simple:
1.Honest leadership,
2.Dedicated leadership,
3.Vigilant membership
4.Visionaly leadership
5.Committed leadership,
6.Non political activities in the organization
7.Strategic defined sense of mission
8.The right leadership
God fearing leadership to avoid the temptations of quick and unjust enrichment at the expense of the organization
9.Allah”s blessings on the membership
The love, enhancement,and preservation of the Aku Mohamedan culture as a very unique entity in Sierra Leone of which Mr.Mohamed Deeny Davies’s leadership which has lasted over a decade have not only been indefatigable,but played such a pivotal role, that he is unmatched in qualitative leadership in this community.
In that regard,the Ebilleh cultural organization is second to none in management,and fiscal self discipline in this community and by extension the sovereign nation of Sierra Leone where things that openness,and accountability are mere pious declarations of ideological platitudes.Ebilleh should be commended for a job well done.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: THE EBILLEH ORGANIZATION TAKES THE LEAD IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
From: Jaigboi
To: All
Date Posted: 12:37:34 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wsip-24-249-249-167.dc.dc.cox.net at 24.249.249.167

Message:
Kutubu, thanks for your honest assessment of the problems that plague many Sierra Leonean organizations in the US. Let me however add that there are others like the Ebilleh Organization that continue to provide hope and material support to our people in Sierra Leone. One such organization is the Pujehun District Descendants' Association, led by a group of dedicated personalities. For your information, the Organization will have a fundraising Dinner and Dance on Saturday August 30, 2008 at the Martin's Crosswinds Hall in Greenbelt, MD. All are invited.


Subject: Re: THE EBILLEH ORGANIZATION TAKES THE LEAD IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 08:39:16 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
Entered From: pool-71-178-202-84.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.178.202.84

Message:
MKK you 've proven once again that humility is a virtue. For those of us who were present on that memorable day in August 1985 when Ebilleh was formed,remembered vividly the role you played in the formation of this organisation. You were our first Secretary General and you carried that portfolio for a very long time as your work ethic and competence were beyond reproach.As you rightfully mentioned,our organisation is blessed with the right leadership headed by the hardest working and the most accessible president Alpha Deeny Davies. His treasurer Alpha Issa Thomas's committment to the financial well being of Ebilleh is commendable. Had it not being for these two individuals I wonder what would have happened to the funds of this organisation.I hope all in the community would join us during the month of Ramadan on Fridays,Saturdays and Sundays to break fast in our building as we have been doing the past few years.


Subject: "openly declare war on Charles Curtis-Thomas"(Kutubu Koroma
From: Chiefdom Police
To: All
Date Posted: 08:10:30 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:

"...I have thought it expedient to openly declare war on Charles Curtis-Thomas on three key reasons.

1.To continue highlighting his pattern of academic fraud through plagiarism."
__________________________________________________________________________________________________
Posted by Chiefdom Police on August 26, 2008 at 00:04:16:

In Reply to: Re: "openly declare war on Charles Curtis-Thomas"(Kutubu Koroma posted by What Kind of Man on August 25, 2008 at 23:25:56:

"However, you need to reduce your speed"
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I need to beat this illiterate "mende boy yah" into a pulp, so that "ee go know say me and him nor dae nar dee say level"!

Let me tell you about the last advice my dad gave me before he died, he said:

"BORBOR, YOU SEE DIS WORLD YAH, IF ENEBODY FU... WIT YOU, FU... WIT AM BACK, IF NORTOSO, EVEN WAY UNU DIE AND GO HEAVEN OR HELL EEGO WAN FOR FU... WIT YOU BACK"!

And then my dad went on to give me an example about LAZARUS AND THE KING. He said, "...Lazarus use to pick crumbs that fell from the king's table and ate it. The King died and was buried. Lazarus also died. Note that the Bible NEVER said that Lazarus was buried! The King went to HELL and Lazarus went to HEAVEN. The king was thirsty and because he was use to underestimating Lazarus, the King saw no one In Heaven "to tekeh" to bring him water but Lazarus. The King said, 'Angel Gabriel bo tell Lazarus for bring me wata yah'. My dad concluded by saying, "If Lazarus bin don fu... wit dee king way dem dae nar dis world, ee nor bin for CRASE ask Lazarus for bring wata for ram way ee see Lazarus nar Heaven"!


"So do yah, allow me for beat dis illiterate mende boy yah way dae still wear PEECES PEOOTO" to a pulp!


Subject: Re: THE EBILLEH ORGANIZATION TAKES THE LEAD IN COMMUNITY AFF
From: Diarrhea Mouth
To: All
Date Posted: 07:54:41 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-98-14-200-25.nyc.res.rr.com at 98.14.200.25

Message:
Kutubu Wrote

."In Sakoma,fraudulent insurance scheme was introduced by one of the leaders now in office in Sierra Leone and the end result was the financial collapse and extinction of a once vibrant organization".


Kutubu,are you aware that allegations of Federal crime that you cannot substantiate upon demand may result in a case of libel against you...

It appears that the frequency of fecal evacuations from your big mouth would some say land you in big trouble...

Just because you grew up in Fourah Bay you are nothing but a pseudo-Aku or "Kambay"......Regardless of what you write to "Gbatoe" them they will neither allow you membership into their secret societies neither will they bury you at their Aku graveyards in Fourah Bay,Aberdeen or Wilberforce!


Subject: How to stop violence in Sierra Leone!
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 05:53:59 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.134

Message:
In primitive communities the only means to settle disputes with an opponent is through the use of force and violence but in civilized nations disagreements are gently and logically discussed until convincing conclusions reached to the satisfaction of both parties. My question here is 'where does Sierra Leone lie on the above notion?'

To my observation, I would like to state that Sierra Leone and the current APC government are facing an uphill task in quelling violence nation wide because of the prevalent attitude of intolerance embedded in most of our communities since tie immemorial. When you cast a look at our cultural social institutions such as Poro, Wonde/Bondo, Orjeh, Gbangbany, Hunting societies to name but a few, these groups contributed immensely to the culture of violence in the country.

The APC president and his government have to move now to address these communities to ask them for a change on their ideology of hate and violence to peace and love. In addition to that, we Sierra Leoneans want to see the Ministry of Culture and Tourism come up with practical national campaign against violence, through cultural shows, in Mosques, Churches, schools and universities. Let the patriotic educationists come up voluntarily with TV and Radio programmes that portray the negative image of violence and hate to the positive aspects of PEACE and LOVE to all Sierra Leoneans.


Subject: Re: How to stop violence in Sierra Leone!
From: Fahad Dosari
To: All
Date Posted: 06:29:28 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: kabiasheku@yahoo.com
Entered From: 213-165-36-138.zajoulnet.com at 213.165.36.138

Message:
Tolongbo the violence in our country today squarely rests on the shoulders of TASK FORCE, tribally based political parties and there mouth pieces. the remedy is to put legislations in place banning any party that will be tribally based or disturbs the peace of the country Orman honestly we want to go home but how can we everyday teargas, bullets stones

leh we pray for mama salone


Subject: Re: How to stop violence in Sierra Leone!
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 06:58:32 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.136

Message:
Fahd, could you please make this known to our people. I am sure we will talk more on that when you come back to the Arabian desrt


Subject: Re: How to stop violence in Sierra Leone!
From: Fahad
To: All
Date Posted: 07:08:39 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: kabiasheku@yahoo.com
Entered From: 213-165-36-138.zajoulnet.com at 213.165.36.138

Message:
No problem my noble brotha "salam"


Subject: Spies: What are they doing at state house?
From: Haji Med Kay
To: All
Date Posted: 01:27:25 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: inetgw-65-pri.nhs.uk at 194.176.105.45

Message:
EBK is doomed to learn by his own experience because he has failed to learn from the days of president P. Stevens. E.T. Kamara even went further to explain why some people had to be dragged and sometimes given a good kicking on the back-side. But all these don't seem to benefit EBK, A VERY BIG MISTAKE ON HIS PATH. There is enough evidence that the present government will soon be part of history if EBK continues to look for cheap popularity. He has to change his attitude now or never. SLPP members will do what ever it takes to get rid of him. I know what these guys are capable of because I lived with them in the past. For money and power they can do anything under the sun. People like Sylvia Bylden can give her birth right in exchange for contract. S.S.Banya and JJBlood will only rest the day another Brigadier Lansana, Hinga Norman or a Tom Nymah will over throw the APC.


Subject: Re: Spies: What are they doing at state house?
From: SALIFU PAPAH-warning warning
To: All
Date Posted: 05:16:02 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
"will over throw the APC"' this statement is irrelivant at this time. Let me say this, "should any one thinks they can hold power by any other means other than the balot box is just making a sily mistake. should there be any atempt by any one(SLPP SUPPORTERS) The APC reaction will a disaster that will not last long and will have plenty to write on history". we can never tolerate such nasty concept any more.

you been warned


Subject: Re: Spies: What are they doing at state house?
From: arie wutehteh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:17:43 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: srvwinisa003.wf.uct.ac.za at 137.158.152.206

Message:

They spies are enforcing the freedom of information act sir.

And by the look of things the information is not too encouraging.

Dont worry calm down.crying Wolf Wolf when there is no wolf yet is a false alarm.Too many false alarms dont make for an al3rt mind when the wolf eventually comes.


Subject: Re: Spies: What are they doing at state house?
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 15:57:58 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
" A FATHER ALWAYS WARNED THE CHILD ABOUT THE DIFFICULTIES OF LIFE BEFORE THEY CONFRONT THE REALITY"

ANY BUSH WAE SHAKE, WE DAE BURN AM.


Subject: Representative democracy is the best for APC NA
From: avp fan
To: All
Date Posted: 00:41:43 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip24-251-7-215.ph.ph.cox.net at 24.251.7.215

Message:
The just concluded convention of the APC NA is a sucess and I would like to congrat the leaders. However, we have 50 states and most of these states have chapters. I found that the new elected executives are only from two states. Is this called representative democracy? I suggest the next time they do it better to reflect a true representative democracy.
They should elect executives based on regions. For instance, west and east costs.


Subject: Re: Representative democracy is the best for APC NA
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 08:56:32 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
The by-laws should be redrafted to take care of the regional imbalance, otherwise one or two chapters will always dominate the executive


Subject: What is Alpha Saidu doing in Ebilleh 'debul 'society?
From: One Country, One Cannibal; One SLPP Many Cannibals
To: All
Date Posted: 00:34:34 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c83-248-226-102.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.226.102

Message:
Guys like Alpha Saidu Bangura are those contributing highly to defame and discredit muslims.He calls himself a pious muslim but he is the chairman of a notorious hunting society something which is unacceptable in Islam and considered HARAM.One wonders what kind of example he will set for his kids, younger brothers and sisters.This munnafiqun should be advised to get real and chose what he wants.Nobody is stopping him from being what he wants to.Islam is not a part time time religion:either you are all in or totally out.This alpha should either be a kafir and stay in Ebilleh or be a real mumeen and practise Islam to set brighter examples or else he will languish in hell fire.Lonta!


Subject: Re: What is Alpha Saidu doing in Ebilleh 'debul 'society?
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 06:19:27 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
Entered From: pool-71-178-202-84.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.178.202.84

Message:
My friend I think doing your research about the Ebilleh Cultural Organisation founded in August 1985 in the United States of America,you will find that our organisation has nothing to do with the outfit you mentioned in your post. It would be helpful also if you could research the word Ebilleh.
Please keep our fine organisation's name out of any feud you may have with Alpha Saidu. The role this organsation is playing in the washington metropolitan area is unrivalled. We are there to perform naming ceremonies,wedding and funerals. In addition prior to the aquisition of our own building,we would lease out a building for the duration of Ramadan that served as our prayer and breaking of fast venue.
I hope this misinformation would stop. Lonta.


Subject: An Appeal To My Brother, Alpha Mamoudu Williams.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 17:29:36 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.239

Message:
Alpha Mamoudu, please,please stop responding to the sick and dumb cowards who attack me under monikers. I will never respond to them because I am man proper who knows that whatever come from me is true and correct therefore, I must never hide my correct identity.
I thank God for giving the ability to serve the Ebilleh Organization in particular and my entire community(in general) in this country with distinction. I have been in public service since 1985 and I have a proven record that I and those who know me well will always be proud of.I will continue to be a very valuable person to my community till the day I take my last breath.
If the misguided and satanic elements in this forum want to attack me, I encourage them to come out off thier shells. Trust me, when I finish reforming them they will surely be productive and sensible.
Once, again I appeal to you,Alpha Mamoudu, please, ignore the cowards who post incorrect things about me.
I LIVE THE LIFE I LOVE and I LOVE THE LIFE I LIVE.


Subject: The biggest Mistake ECO would make
From: Alpha Umaru Tejan (OPWA)
To: All
Date Posted: 20:09:29 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Is to make saidu Financial secretary? You better ask Old Prince waleans, it was Pa Iscandari that interceeded to stop him from being put in jail


Subject: Re: What is Alpha Saidu doing in Ebilleh 'debul 'society?
From: Kpakpaodun
To: All
Date Posted: 11:51:50 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Then you do the organisation a discredit when you allow an ADAMADI to take charge. Look around and find the ADAMADI amongst you.


Subject: Pres.Ernest Koroma Demands a 900% Pay Raise--------
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 22:56:12 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.233

Message:
Right now, our country is going through very hard economic times because Pres.Ernest Koroma had been recklessly spending our money. Recently he asked parliament to give him a 900% pay increase.
For a little over 11 years because we had a bad economic due to the civil war, ex-president Ahmed Tejan-Kabba refused to take his salary as president. He donated it to the country. That is what a good and responsible leader will do, he made a big sacrifice for his poor and helpless people.
The actions of president Koroma clearly show that he does care about our country and its people. All what he cares about is to maintain a life style that will continue to put the country in a big economic mess because he wants our people to continue suffering.
President Ernest Koroma is the first head of a country that demanded a 900% pay increase, when his people work hard and receive less. I am sure the whole world now knows that, he is the only leader who wants to final destroy our country for his selfish needs.


Subject: Re: Pres.Ernest Koroma Demands a 900% Pay Raise--------
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 05:45:50 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-64.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.64

Message:
Alpha Saidu need to see Dr. Nahim


Subject: Re: Pres.Ernest Koroma Demands a 900% Pay Raise--------
From: DIG DIG
To: All
Date Posted: 23:59:42 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: ABU@ AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-71-191-88-235.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.191.88.235

Message:
Saidu, you talking about reckless spend, under kabbah sierra leone went for 11yrs without light, under kabbah ghost schools were created,donated monies were used for personal pleasures, under kabbah"s watch plus his security staff a briefcase full with money disappeared. bo pisser bade set you mot.


Subject: what did the Sierra Leone Parliament say?
From: Chiefdom Council of Elders
To: All
Date Posted: 23:20:52 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
"...Recently he asked parliament to give him a 900% pay increase..."
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WHAT DID THE SIERRA LEONE PARLIAMENT SAY?


Subject: Did Kutubu Koroma attend UDC (University for Dumb Children?
From: Chiefdom Police
To: All
Date Posted: 21:20:37 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dialup-4.249.102.166.dial1.washington2.level3.net at 4.249.102.166

Message:
In Reply to: JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY. posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 25, 2008 at 16:51:53:

"Kutubu,
Are you jealous that even when you postured yourself as student president for 10 years ....considering that college tenure is 4 years.... non of dem big man pekin fell for di guy in the smelly tuxedo?"

hehehehehehehehehe, "yerrie way we laugh ooooooh"!


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"AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH's NUROSES(SIC) AND SELF WORSHIPPING VANITY." (Kutubu Koroma)
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"NUROSES (Sic) (bad English "SPOKER")!"(Chiefdom Class Six Student)

Posted by spell check on August 25, 2008 at 18:47:59:

In Reply to: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH's NUROSES AND SELF WORSHIPPING VANITY. posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 25, 2008 at 18:41:09:

N-E-U-R-O-S-I-S (singular)
Vain self-worship
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Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 20, 2008 at 22:45:03:

CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS’s (sic) JADED AND PATENT LIES ABOUT SIR.ALBERT MARGAI BEING A TRIBALIST: PART ONE
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functional "right-brained" illiterate KUTUBU KOROMA, I was looking for an "elementary school" teacher to help you with "adult literacy".

YOU WROTE"...CURTIS-THOMAS'S"...."AH WOOYAH, YOU SORRY OOOOOOh"! The right way to do it is "CURTIS-THOMAS'...HOPE YOU DO NOT HAVE SHORT-TERM MEMORY LOSS AND THET YOU WILL REMEMBER NEXT TIME!

Mr Kutubu Koroma, If you want to run with the big dogs, stop peeing like an abandoned "OKURU PUPPY"! NEED I SAY MORE?
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OH...Your final charge is plagiarism:

Re: We the jury FIND Kutubu Koromas GUILTY OF PLAGIARISM

Posted by Chiefdom Police on August 21, 2008 at 09:18:52:

In Reply to: Re: We the jury FIND Kutubu Koromas GUILTY OF PLAGIARISM posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 21, 2008 at 09:04:20:

"I(sic) day i copy any body's work and pass it as mine,will be the day i will be returned to my maker.I am by far too intelligent and sophisticated for such chicanery and deception." (Kutubu Koroma)

YOU BAD ENGLISH "SPOKER"!
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Thr functional illiterate, MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA WROTE:

"On the military aspects of my writings whether on Ghana,Nigeria,Sierra Leone or the UK,I have LONG follwed those events on PAPER,or BOOKS and i made sure they became PART of MY KNOWLEDGE. For example,i was in Sierra Leone when Afrifa WROTE about the Ghana coup on February 24,1966 and also when Alex Madibo WROTE about why the Nigeria intervened..."
(The functional illiterate, Kutubu Koroma)

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I REST MY CASE!



Subject: SNAPHA KOROMA HAS BEEN PAINTED RED FOR EVER
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 22:25:33 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1309w-ad05-57-71.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.57.71

Message:
Was this he was waitinf for as a benefit from APC?


Subject: Re: Did Kutubu Koroma attend UDC (University for Dumb Children?
From: What kind of man
To: All
Date Posted: 21:51:58 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac83233e.ipt.aol.com at 172.131.35.62

Message:
Curtis-Thomas, now we know why your wife kicked your sorry butt outside and seized the home and everything.I would not have you over for dinner if you were my relative. Why don't you leave people alone ? Is that how to get fulfillment by harassing those who are better than you ? You are too much into people's business. Shaiiiiii.


Subject: "openly declare war on Charles Curtis-Thomas"(Kutubu Koroma
From: Chiefdom Police
To: All
Date Posted: 22:13:17 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h-68-166-105-15.mclnva23.covad.net at 68.166.105.15

Message:
Why don't you leave people alone ? Is that how to get fulfillment by harassing those who are better than you ? You are too much into people's business. Shaiiiiii."
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Guess you have never heard the term "self defence", have you? READ AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON:

CURTIS THOMAS'S JADED AND PATENT LIES.PART ONE.


Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 20, 2008 at 22:45:03:

CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS’s JADED AND PATENT LIES ABOUT SIR.ALBERT MARGAI BEING A TRIBALIST: PART ONE.

"I have thought it expedient to openly declare war on Charles Curtis-Thomas on three key reasons.
1.To continue highlighting his pattern of academic fraud through plagiarism."
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"...wife kicked your sorry butt outside and seized the home and everything"


OH...WE SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE ALSO NEVER HEARD ABOUT," MY LEARNING IS BETTER THAN SILVER AND GOLD(i.e. "houses and everything"). With the Doctor's education tell me what is beyond his reach?

"NAR WORD FAIL YOU...YOU FACE LEK BOARD"!


Subject: Re: "openly declare war on Charles Curtis-Thomas"(Kutubu Koroma
From: What Kind of Man
To: All
Date Posted: 23:25:56 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac83233e.ipt.aol.com at 172.131.35.62

Message:
OK, Sorry I had not read Mr. Ktubu's post earlier. However, you need to reduce your speed.


Subject: "You are too much into people's business. Shaiiiiii. "
From: Chiefdom Police
To: All
Date Posted: 00:04:16 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
"However, you need to reduce your speed"
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I need to beat this illiterate "mende boy yah" into a pulp, so that "ee go know say me and him nor dae nar dee say level"!

Let me tell you about the last advice my dad gave me before he died, he said:

"BORBOR, YOU SEE DIS WORLD YAH, IF ENEBODY FU... WIT YOU, FU... WIT AM BACK, IF NORTOSO, EVEN WAY UNU DIE AND GO HEAVEN OR HELL EEGO WAN FOR FU... WIT YOU BACK"!

And then my dad went on to give me an example about LAZARUS AND THE KING. He said, "...Lazarus use to pick crumbs that fell from the king's table and ate it. The King died and was buried. Lazarus also died. Note that the Bible NEVER said that Lazarus was buried! The King went to HELL and Lazarus went to HEAVEN. The king was thirsty and because he was use to underestimating Lazarus, the King saw no one In Heaven "to tekeh" to bring him water but Lazarus. The King said, 'Angel Gabriel bo tell Lazarus for bring me wata yah'. My dad concluded by saying, "If Lazarus bin don fu... wit dee king way dem dae nar dis world, ee nor bin for CRASE ask Lazarus for bring wata for ram way ee see Lazarus nar Heaven"!


"So do yah, allow me for beat dis illiterate mende boy yah way dae still wear PEECES PEOOTO" to a pulp!


Subject: Re: FRIENDLY ADVICE TO CURTIS THOMAS AND KUTUBU
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:51 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
CURTIS AND KUTUBU,
This is just a friendly advice. You are free to take it or reject it.

I used to have your kind of attitude you two have --To fight my enemies to the wire.You know that. But recently, I learnt that it is all waste of time and unnecessary aggravation to fight people everyday when they won't change one bit. Why undo myself fighting people who will never change ?

Curtis, you are talking about your father advising you not to ever let up and to fight your enemies to the last stop because if you don't they will do it even when you go to heaven or hell( At least by my understanding of what you said ).I wish you had enough time in this world to follow that advice, because LIFE IS SHORT ,my brother.

Take this advice from me. If you go by that philosophy of life, you will never have peace until you die. After demolishing Kutubu, if you can, do you think you will then face a perfect world where nobody else will offend you ? NEVER, MY BROTHER ! ! ! ! When you defeat one demon, another one will arise, may be even worse. I am not referring to Kutubu when I talk of demons, but what obtains in the world out there. The advice goes to both of you. People will always get on your nerves. This is the reason :

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." II Tim. 3 1-7

Recently, I have had time to meditate on this passage for very long spells. As I did, God began to talk to my heart and made me see that, in the light of all what His Word says above, it is unnecessary and a worthless enterprise to seek to fight people all your life. People are not changing. People are getting worse everyday. Nothing will change them. You can cuss mammy cuss with them whole day and night and tomorrow they will be the same -- "boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.." .SO WHY ALL THE AGGRAVATION , CURTIS AND KUTUBU ? It is your own peace that you will be disturbing. You will not have time to enjoy the little things you have to enjoy before you die and what did you achieve ? To please people who are nothing but "...boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God..." ? NO WAY FOR ME.

I have decided to let God fight my battles for me.AND HE HAS BEEN FIGHTING THEM WELL FOR ME. The time that I should have spent fighting people I will spend that time now enjoying myself .I just returned last week from enjoying a well-deserved vacation with my family.I have 12 Getaways in my vacation package and will use all. LIFE IS TOO SHORT. I have no more time for folks who are "... boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God..."

GOD WILL REPAY THOSE WHO ABUSE ME AND MY MOTHER

"...for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." (Romans 12:19)



Subject: Re: "You are too much into people's business. Shaiiiiii. "
From: FAN OF CURTIS
To: All
Date Posted: 05:53:25 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Bobs someone once complain that KU TUMBU was giong to be the straw that breaks the Cocorioko's camel's back. That he set enough chakra at AT and and it will not take him a day to down Cocorioko. Unknown to Kutubu, however, is our very own borbor ruder, the Chief himself, Charles Curtis Thomas who sits back like a prey waiting for a victim. You go Ckief!!!


Subject: Sanpha the goat
From: Scapegoat
To: All
Date Posted: 20:38:52 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.218.30

Message:
Sanpha is another scapegoat of our great Govt.Kemoh Sesay was made a scapegoat to save Sam Sumana's good????name, and sanpha has been scapegoatised to save EBK, who shamelessly wanted to pay himself a billion leones a year out of Donor's funds.My heart goes for poor Sanpha, who had to write a rubbish resignation to safeguard EBK stupidity and greed.


Subject: Re: Sanpha the goat
From: Agreement
To: All
Date Posted: 20:46:48 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.218.30

Message:
I fully agree.Prezo had agreed with the figure and even defended by Alpha Kanu.When he felt the heat of the Donor community, he realised that he is not as popular as he thought, and took a reverse stand and in the process sacrificed poor Sanpha the scapegoat.


Subject: KABS KANU VERSUS THE CONCEPT OF "FREEDOM OF SPEECH"!
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 20:31:55 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dialup-4.249.102.166.dial1.washington2.level3.net at 4.249.102.166

Message:
Freedom of Expression

75.Freedom of expression is the lifeblood of a democracy. A culture of public debate and tolerance for dissenting ideas is the sign of a vibrant and healthy democracy. Restrictions on the freedom of expression represent a fearful State; it reflects a State that has no confidence in its ability to promote and disseminate its doctrines in the marketplace of ideas.

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.


80.The Commission calls on the members of the media in Sierra Leone to carry out thorough investigations before publishing stories. Newspapers should be offering informed comment on matters of national and international concern. Some newspapers are in danger of becoming little more than scandal sheets, relying on provocative and, at times,dishonest headlines to promote sales. Reports that are inaccurate or even untrue seriously undermine the cause of freedom of expression.Journalists who take bribes and allow their newspapers to be used for party political ends or for the settling of personal scores abuse the freedom of the press. Such journalists ARE NOT FIT to be members of the independent press."

(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Report)
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Posted by KABS KANU on August 25, 2008 at 09:07:19:

In Reply to: REMEMBERING SHEKU KALLON posted by Chiefdom Council of Elders on August 25, 2008 at 08:48:31:

"Please stop posting my old articles. All of these people--Sylvia Blyden, Sheku Kallon etc. --that I once disagreed with are now my friends. The world of journalism is a humble-and-tumble world and journalists cross-swords every now and again , but there is an affinity between journalists . Do not try to make much out of the quarrels of journalists. That was how Sheku Kallon felt about me at the time and that was what I too felt about him, but we are journalists. We too do forget and move on.

I am even helping Sheku Kallon promote one musical tour. Therefore drop the matter and concentrate on something else. Your intention may not be bad but let's forgive and forget."
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Posted by Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas on August 25, 2008 at 09:28:44:

In Reply to: Re: REMEMBERING SHEKU KALLON posted by KABS KANU on August 25, 2008 at 09:07:19:

"...Please stop posting my old articles. All of these people--Sylvia Blyden, Sheku Kallon etc. --that I once disagreed with are now my friends..."
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REV. Kabs Kanu:

With DUE RESPECT, SIR, sometimes you set yourself up for mockery. DID NOT JOE BIDEN AND HILLARY CLINTON SAY VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, CRITICAL AND DAMAGING THINGS ABOUT OBAMA, AND NOW THEY ARE "FRIENDS"? Did the media destroy the critical remarks made by these people because they are now Obama's "friends"?

I think as a Rev. and an icon you should be careful about what you write...because WORDS ARE LIKE ARROW, ONCE YOU RELEASE THEM YOU CANNOT RETRIEVE THEM?

... NEED I REMIND YOU THAT THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH?

Please note that there is no love lost, SIR,...GO EASY ON THAT "DELETE BUTTON" OTHERWISE YOU ARE GUILTY OF CENSURESHIP!

ALL MY LOVE AND BEST WISHES!
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Posted by Divisive on August 25, 2008 at 09:49:04:

In Reply to: Re: REMEMBERING SHEKU KALLON posted by Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas on August 25, 2008 at 09:28:44:

"The problem with you is you are too divisive. You like to knock people's heads together. What Kabs is probably telling you is let-bygones-be-bygones.Stop digging up the past."
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Posted by Dr. C. CURTIS-THOMAS on August 25, 2008 at 17:50:48:

In Reply to: Re: REMEMBERING SHEKU KALLON posted by Divisive on August 25, 2008 at 09:49:04:

"...The problem with you is you are too divisive. You like to knock people's heads together. What Kabs is probably telling you is let-bygones-be-bygones.Stop digging up the past."
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REV KABS KANU:
As a REV YOU should know what the BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE TONGUE:" He who keeps or holds his tongue keeps his life". (I am paraphrasing as I cannot reference the exact words. Go read the Bible, which you should be doing to begin with instead of "talking of nothing", and get the exact words).

Talking about "talking of nothing", reminds me of "ROMEO AND JULIET"..."Peace, peace,peace Mercucio, PEACE OH thou talkest of NOTHING..."

Did I hear you say, " TRUE I talk of dreams, which are THE CHILDREN OF AN IDLE MIND, BEGOT OF NOTHING BUT VAIN FANTASY..."? RESEARCH THE REST!

"REBELOUS SUBJECT...ENEMY TO PEACE..."( Romeo and Juliet)

...OH, you said: "What Kabs is probably telling you is let-bygones-be-bygones.Stop digging up the past."

In medicine there is a saying, " the RISK of somthing happening is A HISTORY OF IT...".

Finally, and I do not intend to sound exhaustive, as a REV. KABS KANU SHOULD KNOW," ...AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, WITHOUT SURRENDER BE ON GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD TERMS WITH OTHERS...".

NUFF RESPECT!


Subject: By-product of the Previous Dysfunctional Government
From: Save The Children
To: All
Date Posted: 20:21:38 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-179-111-207.dc.dc.cox.net at 70.179.111.207

Message:

How could the previous government tolerate the sub-human living
conditions as those depicted in the video.
May God Almighty help Mama Salone.


KROO BAY SLUM:-


Subject: Cocaine in Sierra Leone
From: Alimamy Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 19:15:55 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: e178093176.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.93.176

Message:
For those who think they are destroying APC, please know that you are destroying yourself and the country which you claim to love.
I am student in Europe and have been following the heated debates on the issue of cocaine plane in Freetown. Just few moments ago, I was called to a business meeting in a bid to discuss ways of establishing a foundation in Freetown for the children. Could you believe it that the entire project was crushed when one individual brought up the cocaine issue? I did not lose anything but the poor in Sa. Lone continue to live in poverty. Food for thought: For those with malicious political ambitions remember that the mere act of destroying the APC would be tantamount to destroying yourself. Remember I am not APC but never in the past did the APC as opposition battered the image of SLPP! Thanks!


Subject: Dr. JOHN KEREFA SMART; WOULD HE HAVE MADE A GOOD PRESIDENT?
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 19:01:02 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h-68-166-105-15.mclnva23.covad.net at 68.166.105.15

Message:
(From the Sierra leone Club)

John Albert Musselman Karefa-Smart (born 1915 in Rotifunk, Moyamba District, Sierra Leone) is a politician from Sierra Leone and current leader of the United National People's Party. He is also an ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church.

Education
Dr John-Karefa-Smart was educated at the E.U.B. Primary School, in Rotifunk, the Albert Academy and received his B.A. from Fourah Bay College in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1936. Four years later in 1940, he received his B.S. from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio in 1940. From Otterbein, he went to McGill University in Montreal, where he received his M.D. and C.M. in 1944 and Diploma in Tropical Medicine in 1945. Finally, in 1948, he received his M.P.H. from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Karefa-Smart has also been a fellow or professor at many colleges and universities across the world, including Bunumbu Union Teachers Training College in Sierra Leone (1936-38), University of Ibadan in Nigeria (1949-52), and several American universities such as Xavier University of Louisiana (1953), Columbia University (1964-65), Harvard University (1971-81), Boston University(1972-77), Wellesley College (1974), and Howard University (1980-83).

Political career
Karefa-Smart has had an active political career both in Sierra Leone and abroad for many years, beginning with his election to parliament in 1957. From 1957 to 1964, Karefa-Smart was a Member of Parliament for Tonkolili District. He also served as Minister of Lands, Mines, & Labor; Defense; and External Affairs. During that time period, he also served occasionally as Acting Prime Minister. From 1965 until 1970, he was Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1996, he returned to Sierra Leonean politics as a member of parliament and presidential candidate. Karefa-Smart lost the 1996 and 2002 presidential elections to current President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

Status as Leader of the UNPP
It was initially reported on June 12, 2006 that Karefa-Smart had been replaced as leader of the UNPP at a party convention; however, Karefa-Smart subsequently refuted this claim and called the convention null and void.

Education
B.A., Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (1936)
B.S., Otterbein College, Westerville, OH, USA (1940)
M.D.,C.M., McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1944)
Diploma in Tropical Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1945)
M.P.H., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (1948)

Ordination

Elder, Evangelical United Brethren [later United Methodist Church] (1937)

Academic Appointments, Fellowships

Bunumbu Union Teachers Training College, Bunumbu, Sierra Leone (1936-8)
Phelps-Stokes Fellow, Virginia, USA (1945)
University of Ibadan Medical School, Ibadan, Nigeria (1949-52)
Fulbright Scholar, Xavier University of Louisiana (1953)
Columbia School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA (1964-5)
Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (1972-7)
Wellesley College, Department of Political Science, Wellesley, MA, USA (1974)
Harvard School of Public Health & Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (respectively 1971-4, 71-81)
Howard University Medical School, Washington, D.C., USA (1980-3)
Health Management International, Inc. School of Nursing, Washington, D.C., USA (1992-4)
Loma Linda Medical School & School of Public Health, Loma Linda, CA, USA (2000-....)

International & Public Health Appointments

Physician-in-Charge
United Brethren Mission, primary health care clinics, Rotifunk, Taiama, Jaiama, Sierra Leone (1945-8)

Area Health Officer for West Africa
World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo & Monrovia, Liberia (1951-4)

Member of the Executive Board
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (1962-4)

Assistant Director-General
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (1965-70)

Medical Director
Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, Boston, MA, USA (1975-80)


Professional Affiliations
American Public Health Association International College of Surgeons (Fellow), American College of Tropical Medicine (Fellow), Physicians Against Nuclear War (Member), Royal College of General Practitioners (Fellow), Royal College of Physicians Faculty of Community Medicine (Fellow), Royal Society of Health (Fellow), Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (Life Fellow), West African College of Physicians (Fellow)

Licensors
Medical Council of Canada, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Canada; British Medical Council, U.K.; Register of Physicians: Nigeria and Sierra Leone; Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA

Public Service

Military Service
Captain, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, The Bahamas (1943-5)

National Politics (Sierra Leone)

Member of Parliament for Tonkolili District - (successively) Minister of Lands, Mines, & Labor; Defence; and External Affairs. Occasional Acting Prime Minister (1957-1964)

National Leader, United National People's Party [UNPP] (1996...2002)

Leader of the Loyal Opposition and Member of Parliament (1996-2002)

Presidential Candidate, UNPP (1996, 2000)

Board/Commission Directorships
Member: Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Association for Voluntary Surgical Contraception, Basic Health Management, Inc., Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., Peace Inquiry on Nuclear Dilemma and the Churches; HMI Care International, Inc., Organizing for Development--an International Institute, The Population Institute. Past Chairman: Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Minority Populations, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; International Health Section, American Public Health Association, New England High Blood Pressure Council, World Council of Churches Christian Medical Commission


Consultancies
United Nations (Report on health status in the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands); Pan American Health Organization (Maternal and Child Health Services in the British Caribbean Islands); U.S. Agency for International Development (Evaluation of Population Training Program at the University of Chicago, Project Paper development, Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Egypt; Evaluation of Training of Health Care Workers Project, Lesotho; Evaluation of Ten Year Population Assistance Program in Ghana); The World Bank (Primary Health Care project development mission, Senegal; Background Paper on Health Policy, Nigeria; Preliminary study paper on Human Resources Development); U.N. Fund for Population Activities (Population Assistance Needs Assessments, Uganda/Ghana); African Development Bank (Development of health lending policy); U.N. Children's Fund (Rapid Assessment Report, Cameroon Immunization Campaign)

Meritorious Service Awards
Harvard School of Public Health International Health Students, Lakota Nation, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Metropolitan Boston Consumer Health Council, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes for Health, New England High Blood Pressure Council, Population Institute

Diplomatic Decorations
Republic of Liberia (Commander, Star of Africa, and Grand Band, Order of African Redemption); The Lebanon (Grand Cordon, Order of the Cedars of Lebanon); Republic of China (Grand Cordon, Order of the Brilliant Star)

Honorary Degrees
Doctor of Law (LLD): Otterbein College, McGill University, Boston University; Doctor of Science (D.Sc): University of Sierra Leone, Teikyo-Westmar University

Family
Married (since March 27, 1948 to the Rev. Rena Joyce Weller Karefa-Smart, Th.D.; Three children: Rosalee Karefa-Smart, 1949...; John Karefa-Smart, Jr., 1951-88; Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, M.D., 1955...; five grandchildren.


Subject: The Salary Saga in our poor SALONE.
From: Haji Med Kay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:44:12 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: inetgw-65-pri.nhs.uk at 194.176.105.45

Message:
From the day people like Strasser,Nymah,Bio plot and successed in getting rid of the great SAJ I realised that Salone will remain blessed in natural resources but not human resource. It does not take a psychologist to know that Mama Salone is full of hopeless sinners who will continue to rot our nation. The bastards only care about their pockets and the wellfare of their spouse whilst our people are dying for lack of basic necessities. The trouble is in our community, we don't care about whether a person is decent, trustworthy or honest rather we talk about educational qualifications. With this level of wickedness and nastiness it seems our nation is destined to be backward. How can a man like Kabbah continue to distroy the future of our children?.


Subject: Re: The Salary Saga in our poor SALONE.
From: Sheku Kabia
To: All
Date Posted: 05:02:37 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: kabiasheku@yahoo.com
Entered From: 213-165-36-138.zajoulnet.com at 213.165.36.138

Message:
Med our leaders deserve better woking conditions, we all agree 900% is excessive, if they are not well paid they will find ways and means to full thier pockets, parliament must look into there conditions of service. By the way i have a question for you, How is Kabbah destroying the country today when he is no longer Head of State?


Subject: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH's NUROSES AND SELF WORSHIPPING VANITY.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 18:41:09 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-241-236-103.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.241.236.103

Message:
AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH’s NUROSES AND SELF WORSHIPPING VANITY:
Actually,I did not attach any credence to the interview granted by Tejan Kabbah that is reported on this forum.
However,it was when he talked of himself playing the role of a “STATESMAN”that I felt constrained by sheer force of circumstance to take issues with him on number of fronts.
First his much talked about services in the civil service.
The Sierra Leone civil service that I came to know that was shaped by the legendary Huge Clerk that had individuals like then Commissioner Page,and Eric Fisher will be very uncomfortable in their graves to learn that some one in the ilk of Tejan Kabbah became an accounting officer in government departments in his capacity as Permanent Secretary in the various Ministries he served.
Kabbah for all intent and purposes was never in the excellent tradition of servants in the likes of Lenora Deigh,Murietta Olu Williams,Abayomi Tejan,Jerry Jones,Henry Lyn Shyllon,Victor Sumner,Charles Wyse,Maurice Jones,Victor Nyalender,Llewellyn Coker,Albert Joromy Momoh,Peter Leonard Tucker,John Mannah Kallon,George Coldridge Taylor,S.B.Nicol Cole,Salako Johnson,George Lawrence Valentine Williams,
Victor George Pratt,Jerry Jones,Dennis Wood,Eustace King,
Edmund Cole,William Conton,Eugene Gabbidon and the miscellaneous collection of others who distinguished themselves in the service.Kabbah was in the category of the likes of Momodu Munu,Logus,Sahr Johnny and other failed civil servants,such as “KOTOR”Abdul Karim etc etc.
Kabbah in his days in the civil service was a typical carpet bagger who genuflected before3 the politicians and did their bidding without baiting and eye lid.He was more like George Gobio Lamin who relied on unscholarly and nocturnal visits for his advancements in his career.
As a matter of fact,he was always enticing the opportunity for bribe taking.I very well recall an instance when a frien of mine now deceased and out of concern for his relatives and friends the name will be with held,wanted to go oversea.He had a scholar for Russia but was bent on going to the UK.Somebody suggested that he puts an “envelop”together intended for himself and the students secretary in the Education Ministry.He told me the family was able to do so and it was not long in coming when he was offered a scholarship to go to the UK.I was not the least surprised when he and Lansana Nyalley conspired to take the finances of Tegloma to the dry cleaners for thorough washing.The man simply is a serial bribe taker.
He claims to be an SLPP till eternity.Well,he needs to explain to us what he was doing in the company of Siaka Stevens on March 21st,1967 at State House the day he was sworn in as Prime Minister?Ii is patently obvious that once he was very satisfied that the SLPP was on the verge of defeat,he switched political allegiance so that he will be on the good books of the nascent administration.
At the United Nations,it was de ja vu all over because his friend Anan who was almost ensnared in the oil for food program was busy directing his son Kodjo how to make profits out of the program,so he was not paying attention to what he was doing at the UN headquarters.
We take a retrospective look at his leadership of Sierra Leone.Everthing he did was grotesquely wrong,and mediocre in performances.The last straw that broke the camel’s back in his leadership had to do with the disbandment of the constitutional standing army in place of his private militia he and his lackey Samuel Hinga Norman raised that wrecked mayhem on the citizens.The right to raise an army for the territorial defence of any nation falls within the constitutional authority of parliament and not the political leadership.As a matter of fact,Tejan Kabbah should have been asked in a judicial setting to take responsibility for his treason against the sovereign nation of Sierra Leone.
Now comes to the most important component of leadership which has to do with personal moral integrity.For all intent and purposes,Tejan Kabbah is completely devoid of moral back bone as exemplified by the contest between him and his Information Minister Septimus Kaikai over the wife of the former late Chief Justice Kutubu.Any body who claims to have a moral fiber in his or her being will never take advantage of such situation on account of station of life you might find your self.Because he has no moral compunction,things of those are totally meaningless to him.
So,For Tejan Kabbah to consider himself a “STATESMAN”,he should have accomplished the following:
Provide sound leadership,base on hard work,efficiency,positive results,and strategic vision.
Provide the moral climate that is worth emulation as opposed to been involved with some body’s else’s wife.
Lead an entity that could be said to be open,accountable,transparent,and beyond reproach.
In Kabbah’s services to the nation in the civil as well as the political,he was a dismal failure and thefore in no way qualifies to enjoy the status of a “Statesman” and if anything,he should consider himself very fortunate the APC did not hold him to account for all the finances received after the civil war that he helped to widen with the creation of his murderous instrument of brutality that he and his lackey Hinga Norman that he eventually betrayed called“KAMAJORS”.
Finally,for his own self respect,he needs to just fade into oblivion and leave the citizens and the SLPP to figure out where they are going.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH's NUROSES AND SELF WORSHIPPING VANITY.
From: James Mohai
To: All
Date Posted: 06:34:10 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Kutubu

The APC was ready to deal with Kabba but for selling out the SLPP.Many people believed that Tejan Kabba secretly helped the APC win the election so that EBK would not pursue him for his misdeed. But I hope, some day, the APC can still bring him to account for the muder he committed and his minister's stealing of our development funds.


Subject: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH's NUROSES AND SELF WORSHIPPING VANITY
From: One SLPP, Many Cannibals
To: All
Date Posted: 03:35:05 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c83-248-226-102.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.226.102

Message:
Paddy are you high on crack? You seem to be hallucinating a lot. It is dangerous for you!


Subject: NUROSES (Sic) (bad English "SPOKER")!
From: CHIEFDOM CLASS SIX STUDENT
To: All
Date Posted: 19:19:10 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h-68-166-105-15.mclnva23.covad.net at 68.166.105.15

Message:

CURTIS THOMAS'S"(sic) ... Kutubu Koroma "you sorry ooooh"!


Posted by Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas on August 21, 2008 at 06:51:54:

CURTIS THOMAS'S(sic) JADED AND PATENT LIES.PART ONE.


Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 20, 2008 at 22:45:03:

CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS’s (sic) JADED AND PATENT LIES ABOUT SIR.ALBERT MARGAI BEING A TRIBALIST: PART ONE
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

functional "righr-brained" illiterate KUTUBU KOROMA, I was looking for an "elementary school" teacher to help you with "adult literacy".

YOU WROTE"...CURTIS-THOMAS'S"...."AH WOOYAH, YOU SORRY OOOOOOh"! The right way to do it is "CURTIS-THOMAS'...HOPE YOU DO NOT HAVE SHORT-TERM MEMORY LOSS AND THAT YOU WILL REMEMBER NEXT TIME!

Mr Kutubu Koroma, If you want to run with the big dogs, stop peeing like an abandoned "OKURU PUPPY"! NEED I SAY MORE?


Subject: Doc has finally landed a sucker punch! What next Kutubu?
From: One SLPP ,Many Cannibals
To: All
Date Posted: 03:22:53 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c83-248-226-102.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.226.102

Message:
Doc has been a shade lucky this time to landed this sucker punch.Had it not been for absence of the letter E in NEUROSES it would have been an own goal but it seems the gods are on your side this time.


Subject: Re: Doc has finally landed a sucker punch! What next Kutubu?
From: MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA
To: All
Date Posted: 09:34:14 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
Doc has finally landed a sucker punch! What next Kutubu?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

WELL, WAY FOR DO? DOC NAR ME BRA!


Subject: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH's NUROSES AND SELF WORSHIPPING VANITY
From: Oomaan Plaba
To: All
Date Posted: 18:50:24 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-98-14-200-25.nyc.res.rr.com at 98.14.200.25

Message:
Kutubu Wrote

"Now comes to the most important component of leadership which has to do with personal moral integrity.For all intent and purposes,Tejan Kabbah is completely devoid of moral back bone as exemplified by the contest between him and his Information Minister Septimus Kaikai over the wife of the former late Chief Justice"

Seems to me like an OOman plaba inspired piece .....are you putting forth any claim to the old man's wife?


Subject: Re: AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH's NUROSES AND SELF WORSHIPPING VANITY.
From: spell check
To: All
Date Posted: 18:47:59 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 66-195-11-69.static.twtelecom.net at 66.195.11.69

Message:
N-E-U-R-O-S-I-S (singular)
Vain self-worship


Subject: SAIDU BANGURA SLPPNA PRO, MR MORALS.
From: DIG DIG
To: All
Date Posted: 18:04:34 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: ABU@ AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-71-191-88-235.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.191.88.235

Message:
Saidu please let us understand what you are saying,You stated that the APCNA was kicked out of Nativity hall in Washington DC because of non payment of rentage fee.The ambassador had to run to mirage make another arrangement for them to complete their convention. SIR i do not think they would stop a convention already in progress go back to the mirage to continue the same cnvention.
PLEASE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS HONESTLY TO AVOID PUNISHMENT FROM ALLAH.
WHY WERE YOU FIRED AT SAMS CLUB WAREHOUSE ?
WHY DID MS SAVAGE THE NURSE KICKED you OUT OF HER LANGLEY PARK APPARTMENT?
DID YOU EVER PAY MS KABIA HER ONE MONTH RENT?
THE BLACK CAR YOU ARE DRIVING HAVE YOU COMPLETED PAYING THE POOR STUDENT GIRL YOU OUT SMART AND GAVE A BOUNCED CHEQUE OF $300.00
YOUR RELATIVE IN LAUREL HAD TO KICKED YOU OUT OF THEIR HOUSE BECAUSE WHEN YOU WET THE BED YOU DO NOT CLEAN UP AFTER YOUSELF INSTEAD YOU HIDE YOU PISS TROUSIS UNDER BAYD. ALL DEN KAFTAN WAY YOU TAKE FROM HAJA SAVAGE YOU DON PAY? YOU ARAMU ALPHA.Sir i know why you were fired at sams club, you passed a fake $50.00 bill you did not know that we had you on tape and you were being monitored bacause that was your way of stealing from the register. way you been dae Atlanta you say PA BEREWA GET PINDA NAR TRUE ?


Subject: Re: SAIDU BANGURA SLPPNA PRO, MR MORALS.
From: Pissabade Jankoliko
To: All
Date Posted: 11:48:40 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Ay da man day pisabade tay tay now?


Subject: IS IT AHAMEFUL FOR REV. KANU TO SAY SANPHA RESIGNED?
From: krio boy
To: All
Date Posted: 18:11:23 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: krioboy@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1309w-ad05-57-71.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.57.71

Message:
Why not say resigned buddy?


Subject: Re: IS IT AHAMEFUL FOR REV. KANU TO SAY SANPHA RESIGNED?
From: another Rev
To: All
Date Posted: 20:33:32 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.218.30

Message:
Kabs Kanu is just a shameless politician in the guise of a reverend.The way he shamelessly deletes postings which works against his Party's interest is just disgusting.


Subject: HE WILL FOREVER BE IMMORTALIZED IN OUR CONSCIENCE.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:19:40 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-241-236-103.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.241.236.103

Message:
HE WILL FOREVER BE IMMORTALIZED IN THE CONSCIENCE OF SIERRA LEONEANS:
Samuel Lansana Bangura could be said to be one of the very few true Sierra Leoneans who stood on unwavering and uncompromising principles until death knocked him off his pedestal.
He rose from District officer in the Civil Service of Sierra Leone,and went on to other departments dealing with financial issues.
He became the second Sierra Leonean to served as the nation’s chief Banker in his role as Governor.
In his capacity as the top Banker,he brought credit,distinction,dedication,commitment,sacrifice,prudent financial management,and above all,personal moral integrity to bear upon his office.
He had the distinct honour and privilege of having a loyal and dedicated senior staff management that comprised the likes of Mr.Ramanujan who served as Adviser to the Board of Directors,Salako Johnson,Fred Bannah Jones,M.R.Tejan Cole,Christian Smith,Sarjah Wright,James Cole,Mohamed Morlia Turay and other notables.
Because of his caring attitude and concern for the financial well being of the nation,he vehemently opposed the Siaka Stevens/Abdulai Conteh white elephant project called OAU summit in Freetown,and for his supreme bravery in standing up to the excesses of Stevens,he paid the ultimate supreme sacrifice with his life for the well being of the nation in the murderous hands of the Stevens mafia.
For that singular act alone,he will forever be immortalized in the conscience of every Sierra Leonean.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma.


Subject: Re: HE WILL FOREVER BE IMMORTALIZED IN OUR CONSCIENCE.
From: Impartialist
To: All
Date Posted: 01:19:50 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-242-193-106.nwrknj.east.verizon.net at 96.242.193.106

Message:
Mr. Koroma, I think one of the names you referenced tom is "Fred Bernard-Jones" not "Fred Bannah Jones" as you stated.

Stay blessed.


Subject: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 17:18:17 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
Entered From: 24-181-27-97.dhcp.smyr.ga.charter.com at 24.181.27.97

Message:
Since 1986 when Sanpha Koroma became Managing Director of National Development Bank, He has been in charge and never took directive from anyone. I was suprised it took so long for him to quit.He is the one that used to call the shots and cannot take directive from EBK.I am quite sure he believes that he is smarter and wealthier than EBK.He is a smart guy too and may have seen the APC loosing the edge.The point here,with Sanpha Koroma is either his way or the higway.


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 20:29:37 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.233

Message:
Mohamed, what went on between Sampha Koroma and president Koroma clearly justified what I have always been saying which,let us make sure that we properly examine the past records and performances of all the people who want to hold public offices. Sampha has a record in the ministry of finance, NDB,union bank and the bank of Sierra Leone. All of his records show that he is arrogant, deceitful and worthless. President Koroma knows Sampha's record but because they all belong to the same category, he went to appoint Sampha as his Secretary.
By the power of God, all the people I criticized on this forum will all fall one after the other.First it was Alieu Iscandari, then Kemoh Sesay and now Sampha Koroma. MORE TO COME VERY SOON.
My friends on this forum, believe it or live it, I talk to GOD everyday and because he knows that I worship him sincerely, he will always accept my prayers. AMINA.


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Alpha Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:10 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Your wish that other people fall is going to come back to haunt you when you fall. I hear you still Pee in bed at your age. Your wife must be smelling of Piss. Dam Piss na badi man


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 12:42:35 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-105.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.105

Message:
Alpha Sesay, you have shown that you do not know me therefore, I will not be mad with you. Please, show me where, how and when both us can meet so that you can prove what you posted about me. You are dead wrong to believe the incorrect and hateful things the most useless drug addict and satanic criminal, Alieu Iscandari(who inherited thieving and madness from his good for nothing and very filthy and famous rapist father, ABDUL ISCANDAR) stated about me on this forum.
Since, you do not know me please, dont make false statements about me. If you do that the Almighty God will punish you on the day of judgement.


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Alpha Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 13:18:44 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Saidu Bangura, I dont know any of the Iscandaris and I dont care to know them, but you I know and I am very close to you. We see each other at least once a week and I know you enouggh to know that you have a reputation of Peeing in bed. So who did Iscandaris father rape your equally Filthy mother OJUFINI SESAY? A well known PROSTITUTE in the FISHERIES DEPARTMENT.


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 18:54:56 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.239

Message:
Alpha Sesay ,I am good with names but I don't know you.Please, make your self available to me(most preferably in the presence of a large group of people).I want us to prove our words on this forum, for the public to decide who is speaking the truth. If you let us (you and I) meet, rest assured that I will give you enough proves to show that all what I had stated about the drug addict and mad Alieu Iscandari and his "ban-boat king and rapist PAPA ,are things that are ture and correct.
After that meeting day, you will surely join me in disrespecting them because I will let you see that they are not people that are worthy to be respected by anybody who is fully aware of thier past and present actions.
I and my noble family will always walk tall with our pride and dignity intact. We have nothing to hide or run from.


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Alpha Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 20:01:34 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Alpha saidu I would never join anyone in disrespecting anyones family. You can go right along and do what you want to do time will tell if you are right. The koran says in Al Fatiha "Izhna Siratal mustakeem" This is an exhortation to Allah SWA to lead us believers in the right path. As someone that profusely professes his belief in Islam on this forum and in public can you not see your actions against the Iscandari Family and Alieu Iscandari as that of a Munafeekeen?

Do you not see that you have spent your bullets and now you are shooting blanks? I was at Abass Kabbas wedding party a few weekends ago and introduced myself to Alieu Iscandari. He was very calm. One of the first things I asked him, was why he doesnt respond to you. he told me calmly that he has ignored you and that he will continue to ignore you. I told him that I wanted to attack you and he told me that he can fight his battle for himself and that he doesnt need anyone to do that for him. He said that as far as he was concerned he would rather that I did not attack you.

What i saw two weekends ago was a gentleman, soft spoken and easy to talk to. He is not the person that you have portrayed on this forum. It is clear that you have protrayed on this forum is someone that you dont know. Saidu anyone that has any respect for his own family particularly one that he calls noble will not attack other peoples families like you have attacked the Iscandari family on the World wide web. When I came to realise that you had in fact grown up in their home and that Alieu Iscandari had not only helped you to come here, but had also helped ypou to get your stay here then the depth on your ingratitude really revealed itself.

On this forum you have attacked President Ernest Koroma and have insulted his mother, the circumstances of your birth, you have insulted Kemoh Sesay, sanpha Koroma Alieu Iscandari, his parents and family. let me ask you this question are you better off now than you were prior to insulting peoples families here on this forum? Has you life condition changed? Have you become financially. let me tell you what the word is going on around here about you. People believe that if they are taking a crap they would rather sit on their crap than have you know they are taking a crap because you are the biddest gossip arpound here. People everywhere you have been to are tired of you. You had to leave Atlanta in shame and disgrace, you left New jersey in Disgrace. You have left California in Disgrace. You moved from the Washington DC metro in disgrace only to return back. What have you achieved. Do you call being married to an RN an achievement? Do you know how many of us that went to your wedding would like to see you down on your knees. You say you dont know me? Think when the doors were closed at the wedding because there were too many people there I had a brief conversation with you. You wouldnt remember me because you spoke to so many people that day and thats the way I like it. Thats the beauty of an annonymous forum. You will never guess who I am. I am someone whose house you have come and had food and I have gione to your house and had food, but I dislike you with a passion just because of your Hypocrisy. One las thing Please do not talk to me about Islam anymore because you are not of God.

I was hoping that you would give me the chance to say some things about your mother and your grandmother. I see you didnt fall for the bait. Do you remember a confrontation that you had with some Foulah Town Men at a Jinnaisa (If you dont know what that is it is when men go in to wash and prepare the dead for burial) Why didnt you speak then when one of them told you that your grandmother Isatu Agidi used to drink and drag herself home on her behind. Do you consider that act of your grandmother Noble. How did you feel then when you were told that. Were you embarassed? Do you want the world to know how your grandmother died in disgrace? I know saidu.

people are tired of these personal attacks on your part. The sooner you quit doing this the better. Your role now is to present the civilized face of SLPP North America and let me tell you those mende boys that are your handlers now would drop you like hot charcoal very soon.


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Ni Taia
To: All
Date Posted: 23:04:43 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Bra reading your comments made me want to cry. I want to cry because for once someone honest and straight forward has come through to set the story straight. The other day we were discussing with friends here in Texas about how ungrateful people can be. One of my friends brought top the US a wifes family member and she accused him of rape. They did a test and found out that she was still a virgin. can you imagine what that person would have gone through if they had not done the rape test? This issue came up with regards to this fellow whose picture I have only seen on the New People web site. I may not be on the same political plane as Alieu Iscandari I am SLPP to the core but that does not mean that I should condone the insults on his family particularly by a man that is supposed to represent us as PRO for the SLPP. I particularly like the part where you told him that he is supposed to be the positive face of the SLPP as the PRO.

I wonder what was going on in the minds of the SLPP to elect someone like this saidu man. Can you imagine if he has inside knowledge about us and we disagree then God help us all. Those in the SLPP who elected this man may have bitten more than they can chew


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Alpha Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 13:23:13 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
and by the way, I dont think that your marriage will last for long because word around is that your wife has caught on o your games. She is aboout fed up with your nonsense, and STEALING and PEEING IN BED, and YOUR LYING. You are a DISGRACE TO HUMANITY ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA. dont you know that anyone who knows you knows your family? Keep talking and I am about to let a BOMBSHELL about your mother and grandmother.


Subject: Re: The concert govermment
From: Paul Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:15 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedbenson@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 78.41.226.66

Message:
Is this Covment or a Government, everything about this people looks like scrap, if not coaine, last week it will leakage of state house information yeterday and tomorrow.
What I advice gentlemen let go to Binkolo and try sumon all our role model like, sheki, Bambay, Momoh and see what they can tell there God to for us.

What we are noe envisaging is SLPP siting on stone whil APCA is searching for it.
The same scen that happened during AFRC Rule is what is befalling this Government.
We are going to see good people who joined with set of people resigning voluntary before the next election.


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 17:48:48 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
seen the APC loosing the edge? you are a crazy fool.


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 17:59:58 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
Entered From: 24-181-27-97.dhcp.smyr.ga.charter.com at 24.181.27.97

Message:
It shows how stupid you are.Insults is your only argument.


Subject: Re: Sanpha koroma - A man of his own
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 18:02:22 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
are pointing fingers on your father? No. I think your mother knows me and not you


Subject: JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 16:51:53 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-241-236-103.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.241.236.103

Message:
JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY:
Time was in Sierra Leone,the miscellaneous collection of men married to only women whose parents were either members of the body politic or the establishments in te contexts of social status and money.
To that end,I am constrained by sheer force of circumstance to enquire about the marital well being of the following:
Walter Nicol who married to Valrie Bankole Jones,the daughter of Sir.Samuel who was part of the establishment.
Valmudge to Christina Okoro Cole,the daughter of the first president of Sierra Leone.
Abdul Naffieu Mustapha who married Hawa Abdul Karim,the daughter of “KOTOR’Abdul Karim,one time head of the civil service.
James Levarse,who married Baby Love Lati Hyde Foster,daughter of the former principal of the Annie Walsh school.
Joe Paul Wright,who married Seedriatu Isatu Koroma,daughter of Sorie Ibrahim Koroma,one time vice president of Sierra Leone.
Olu Harding,who married Nemahun Stevens,daughter of the nation wrecker Siaka Probyn Stevens.
I hope these fellows stayed in their marriages to the end and they did not go away once the fame and money were exhausted.I want to believe they married those beautiful ladies out of true,genuine,and sincere love and not on account of the positions of the parents.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY.
From: Impartialist
To: All
Date Posted: 01:29:01 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-242-193-106.nwrknj.east.verizon.net at 96.242.193.106

Message:
Mr. Koroma, if memory serves me right both Walter and Valerie are dead nad Val-Mudge is living in New Jersey with his American wife.


Subject: Re: JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY.
From: Tuxedo Man
To: All
Date Posted: 18:39:26 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-98-14-200-25.nyc.res.rr.com at 98.14.200.25

Message:
Kutubu,
Are you jealous that even when you postured yourself as student president for 10 years ....considering that college tenure is 4 years.... non of dem big man pekin fell for di guy in the smelly tuxedo?


Subject: SANPHA KOROMA,S RESIGNATION IS LONG OVER DUE
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 17:35:09 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1309w-ad05-57-71.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.57.71

Message:
In the first place, the class of sanpha is not ment for APC or maybe he only went in to tease them and get out.


Subject: Re: JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY.
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 17:15:30 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
did i understand that you said-daughter of the nation wrecker Siaka Probyn Stevens.? Man you are going out of you senses.Anyway i conot cast any blame on you,it comes from your family background,ungratefull people donot realise the good works of a hero. you and fall into that category.


Subject: Re: JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY.
From: Tuxedo Man
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:43 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-98-14-200-25.nyc.res.rr.com at 98.14.200.25

Message:
Salifu please disregard my post which was directed at Tuxedo Joe (ie) Kutubux


Subject: Re: JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY.
From: Tuxedo Man
To: All
Date Posted: 18:38:03 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-98-14-200-25.nyc.res.rr.com at 98.14.200.25

Message:
Are you jealous that even when you postured yourself as student president for 10 years ....considering that college tenure is 4 years.... non of dem big man pekin fell for di guy in the smelly tuxedo?


Subject: Why did Kabba ask Northerners to apologise to Easterners in
From: Aiah Fatorma
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:13 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: az1956@yahoo.com
Entered From: 53515272.cable.casema.nl at 83.81.82.114

Message:
Foday Saybana Sankoh was born on October 17, 1937 in the village of Masang Mayoso, Tonkolili District in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone to an ethnic Temne father and a Loko mother. A former corporal in the Sierra Leonean army, wedding photographer, and television cameraman, Sankoh became a student activist in the 1970s. After his activism earned him a short prison term, Sankoh joined a Cold War guerilla camp in Libya sponsored by Muammar al-Gaddafi, where Muammar al-Qaddafi was preaching revolutionary ideas to West African dissidents. It is here that he met Charles Taylor, future president of Liberia and Sankoh's financial benefactor and ally throughout the civil war. With his encouragement, Sankoh and two allies, Abu Kanu and Rashid Mansaray both ethnic Temnes, returned from Libya to form the Revolutionary United Front(RUF).


Subject: Re: Why did Kabba ask Northerners to apologise to Easterners in
From: Two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 06:44:18 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
I think he was plainly stupid if not undiplomatic and worst, unintelligent statement.


Subject: Re: Why did Kabba ask Northerners to apologise to Easterners in
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 17:05:38 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
Why did you failed to include the names of Sam Hinger norman,Ahmad tejan Kabbah, Julius Mada Bio, Sam Bockarie,Solomon Ekuma Berewa, Tom Nyuma,who ploted to wage war against the APC that led to the destruction of this once and small and powerfull country?

you are byers.


Subject: Re: Why did Kabba ask Northerners to apologise to Easterners in
From: Salliu Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 18:08:36 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: Sbbah@gmail.com
Entered From: 53515272.cable.casema.nl at 83.81.82.114

Message:
The fact of the matter is that it was not Kabba, Hinga Norman, Maada Boi or Tom Nyuma that went to Libya to hatch the plan to remove the APC of General Momofh from Power but his Northern cousins (ethnic Themnes) who were so aggrieved with the Limba dominated APC. Unfortunately the Eastern region which borders where their kingpin (Taylor) was was used to launch their war. Nyuma and Stasser just grabbed the opportunity when General Momoh ran like a civil militia from Junior officers. Who will not take power handed over to you on a silver plate? If you want to know your enemy Heamo, look behind your house and stop looking at the far East. This fact can be found on the Special Court for Sierra Leone web pages. The sooner we accept the truth the better we will position ourselves to avert such reoccurrence from people we all wear the same shade with.


Subject: Re: Why did Kabba ask Northerners to apologise to Easterners in
From: de
To: All
Date Posted: 00:28:47 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip24-251-7-215.ph.ph.cox.net at 24.251.7.215

Message:
hooo


Subject: Re: Why did Kabba ask Northerners to apologise to Easterners in
From: G 3
To: All
Date Posted: 17:13:50 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wblv-ip-pcache-7-vif0.telkom-ipnet.co.za at 196.25.255.246

Message:
my friend you have enough grammatical ammo to bring down a 747 at maximum cruising speed and altitude. try first aid in english to act as your silencer.even the G 3 will be ashamed of such heavy calibre.


Subject: Re: Why did Kabba ask Northerners to apologise to Easterners in
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 17:45:02 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
man, you are too narrow minded to measure my language level. "fools always thinks others know nothing that is why they always remain fool" as long as I donot stand on your side at this very frustrating period of yours(SLPP QUILL SUPPORTERS), i will always be the worst person in this thread.
But let me give one lesseon that will take you through the night:

LETTERS: are symbols and craracters

WORDS; are characters and symbols put together,

STATEMENTS: are combination of both LETTERS AND WORDS which act as a medium of communication between two or more people.The most important thing is hence the medium of communication is establish and there was understanding amongs the two.People who use too many vocabularies in expressions thinks they are the best, but unfortunately this is not correct, becsaue you are not making proper contact with the other.and you fall omong these group.But when will you realise that, is yet to be understood, only God will tell.

"small Boy stop deceiving yourself"


Subject: Re: Why did Kabba ask Northerners to apologise to Easterners in
From: Mende G3
To: All
Date Posted: 12:13:56 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
G3 Nar mende man me fren that is their M.O. Me smart you stupid, me wealthy you broke, me sabi you nor sabi. Every time someone comes at you like that there is a 98 percent chance that that person is a MENDE MINE


Subject: Re: Why did Kabba ask Northerners to apologise to Easterners in
From: SOLO-B
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:50 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
" we are responsible for war in Sierra Leone(SLPP, i told Infa Kabba not say anything against the northerners concerning the war in sierra leone but he bluntly refused.


Subject: WHAT DOES FORMER PREZO KNOW ABOUT THE LATEST SALARY INCREASE
From: lordamerci
To: All
Date Posted: 14:46:48 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: lordamerci@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
THE STATE SALARIES, PENSIONS, GRATUITIES AND OTHER BENEFITS ACT 2003 (aCT #4 OF 2003)

"This order shall be deemed to have come into operation on 2nd day of April 1996"

Prezo came into office in 1996 and wants to max out his pension benefits; so he connives with state house officials to send a bill that will make the new salaries and gratuities retroactive so that he can collect back pay.

I understand he has cashed out already. What a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!SLPP

Le25 million per month for salary;
Le38 million for rent of home;
Le19 million for furnishing the house,
Le6 million for repairs and maintenance;
Le3 million for housemaids;
Le3 million for electricity bills every month;
Le30 million for establishing an office;
Le19 million for establishing the office;
Le3million for secretary and messengers,
Le10 million for pension;
one VIP car and Le5million for petrol every month and le500,000 for the driver; f
ree travel in first class for the president and his wife (Le39million), and economy tickets for all staff to any destination in Europe for one month (Le12million for 2 staff);
Le30 million a month in pensions or 75% of that paid to surviving spouse each month).

This act


Subject: Re: WHAT DOES FORMER PREZO KNOW ABOUT THE LATEST SALARY INCREASE
From: tchantchellor
To: All
Date Posted: 16:33:08 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wblv-ip-pcache-7-vif1.telkom-ipnet.co.za at 198.54.202.246

Message:
The question is,"What does president koroma know about the latest salary increase?"

The Answer is VERY simple and PRECISE. (EVERYTHING).

CORRECTION LORDAMERCI.

It is the 2008 act that was deemed to come into effect in 1996.

not the 2003 act.

2003 was completely silent on figures but mandated the commitee to evaluate and recommend.

it is the 2008 act that has the incredible figures.

frankly this does'nt even need a debate. all who can read will understand. the documents are privy to the world at large via the good old and reliable internet.


Subject: Re: WHAT DOES FORMER PREZO KNOW ABOUT THE LATEST SALARY INCREASE
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 15:41:05 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.152.21.30

Message:
kabba and the slpp wagon are born CRIMINALS.They had and have no interest in the nation's destiny


Subject: Re: WHAT DOES FORMER PREZO KNOW ABOUT THE LATEST SALARY INCREASE
From: two
To: All
Date Posted: 14:54:37 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
This was an attempted day light robbery. Thank god they were caught red handed. Sierra Leone is not a producing nation, it is a donor driven economy. The international donors will stop all support if they ever tried that day light robbery. And the people will chase them out of power. What a nonsense.


Subject: Re: WHAT DOES FORMER PREZO KNOW ABOUT THE LATEST SALARY INCREASE
From: loradamerci
To: All
Date Posted: 15:10:17 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: lordamerci@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
Did you read the post. The rogues are already out of power.

I guess what you mean is that we should chase the money down their throats.


Subject: Re: WHAT DOES FORMER PREZO KNOW ABOUT THE LATEST SALARY INCREASE
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 16:22:15 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Anything that can make life difficult for crooks: past or present or in the future is good for all of us. Our determination to rid salone of corrupt officials must transcend our political affiliations.

Thank you


Subject: Inviting Osman T. Conteh to this forum to defend himself
From: Salifu Janneh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:34:44 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am an APC supporter.I hail from Kambia .I am inviting my brother, Osman T. Conteh, to come to this forum to defend himself. I want Korthor Osman to answer my questions about the temnelization of the North American APC. Why is his executive full of Temnes from Gbinti and Makeni ?Do you guys think that you are the only one in this APC ? I want him to explain to me what made him to win the Chairmanship of the APC.If Osman T. Conteh does not come here to defend himself, I will start writing about him. He cannot insult my mother in this forum like he does in APC meeting. So,Korthor Osman, the forum is all your's . Kor yorneh-ay ?


Subject: Re: For Salifu Janneh
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:28:16 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
Salifu Janneh,
Let me answer for Osman Conteh. First, nobody prevented you from the elections. As long as you are a registered member you are qualified to contest the elections. If it happens that most of the winners are temnes what is the problem with that. The elections were conducted in a free and fair manner and that if you have any grudge against Osman Conteh confront him personally. Don't use the party to solve your problem with Osman. By the way, our party doesn't tolerate profanity or vulgarism. Our members and executives are decent and law abiding people. I therefore request that you pick the choice of words used on our party members and its executive members


Subject: Re: For Salifu Janneh
From: Salifu Janneh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:42:50 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Everything you have said is contradictory. Oh, APC.When will you buggers learn ? Nothing wrong with all the executive being temnes ? Nobody uses profanities in your meetings ? You must be kidding. I have no further comment.I will start attacking Osman Conteh tomorrow.


Subject: Re: For Salifu Janneh
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:52 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
I now know that you have a problem with Osman and i will help him in the fight.


Subject: Re: For Salifu Janneh
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 17:54:49 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
APC.When will you buggers learn? The day your father will teach an englishman to read and write.


Subject: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: Sidonluk
To: All
Date Posted: 14:08:33 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-137-227-214.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.137.227.214

Message:
Isn't this recipe for tribal regimes that will take Sa Lone to Rwanda/Kenya style Hutu-Tutsi/Kikuyu-Lwo tribal wars?

Osman T. Conteh (DC.)- Chairman
Leslie Allen (NY)- Vice Chairman
Abdul B. Kamara (Chief) (DC.)- General Secretary
Samuel Turay (Pa.)- Asst. General Secretary
Mohamed S. Fornah (DC.) - Treasurer
Mohamed Bangura (DC.) - Financial Secretary
Essa Thaim Kurugba Kamara (DC.) - Public Relations Officer
Banister Koroma (Ga.)- Organizing Secretary
Abdul Sesay (Oh.)- Asst. Organizing Secretary
Abu Bakarr Kanu (Ga.)- Fundraising Director
Samuel S. Turay (NY)- Asst. Fundraising Director
Sidique Kamara (N.E.Boston)- Compliance Officer

Looking at the political and economic panorama, one would be tempted to think that Sa Lone is fast belonging to a tiny exclusive club whose membership is predetermined primarily by one's genetic or ethnic group.

A random, but admittedly unscientific sampling of the prominent names in corporate, government, finance and business circles disclose disturbing criteria for membership based on ethnicity and tribe.

As a nation, Sierra Leoneans were united in their opposition to colonial rule. Although there were differences on what strategies and tactics to adopt in the struggle, there was uniform agreement that colonialism needed to be removed.

Cultural, tribal or linguistic differences did not inhibit the resolve of the people or undermine their determination to rid themselves of the evils of the RUF.

The new APC is heading down the same EKUTAY path of destruction that brought thousands of people to the streets of Freetown when the old APC cronies took to their heels at the military bluff that catapulted the NPRC to power.

By failing to resist the temptation of surrounding himself tribal cronies some of whom are notorious con artists, there clear mainfestation that sitting has not learnt from mistakes of the past.

A stitch in time saves nine, says the whitman. These and many other misdeeds are some of the shortcomings of the 70's and 80's that led to the fall of the old APC.

"A word for the wise is sufficient", old man Zuba would say.

Lonta.


Subject: Re: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 23:48:05 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
What about the new slpp executive. how many mendes are there?


Subject: Re: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: Kakuma
To: All
Date Posted: 14:20:33 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
APC is really disappointing and the North American Branch is going to reflect that hopelessness.


Subject: Re: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 14:35:26 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
If you are a mende or what not were you prevented from contesting for election? Is Victor not a mende and the national secretry general of APC. It is you that is a tribalist because you see the APC as a temene party only and not a national party.

Just to remind you that the APC is open to all: Sama Banya, J D Dauda, C P Foray, Joe Jackson, Gobio Lamin, Francis Minah and now his son, Gendeme of Kenema,etc all held some of the highest positions in the APC.

This shows that the APC is open to all and non tribalist party like your primitive kailahun court barry SLPP which is controled by few useless unknown and does not reflect the country. Lonta


Subject: Re: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: Sheku Kabia
To: All
Date Posted: 06:05:13 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: kabiasheku@yahoo.com
Entered From: 213-165-36-138.zajoulnet.com at 213.165.36.138

Message:
Was there any options for the folks you mentioned? No!!! APC was the only party around. Victor usai u dae ohhhhhhh


Subject: Re: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:01 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Yes there were plenty of options, all these folks are professionals who could have rendered their services in different capacity inside or outside the country. But they were involved in APC policies that worked against their own people and the country. Take a man like Sama Banya who took violence in Mobai in order to get elected as APC Member of parliament. What about Gendema of Kenema who used to terrorised his people on behalf of the APC.

The likes of Kutubu Kai-Samba, Dr Haji Conteh of Makeni , Dr Yilla, Manna Kpaka and many more refused to have anything to do with the APC. If trators like Sama Banya and others had stood along side our principled leaders, I am sure the life span of APC would not have lasted as it did.

I myself was approached several times to participate in politics, my response was that I do not believe in one party system and that i cannot function in a one party system. I carved myself a career outside the one party rule.

So do not give me that rubbish excuse. No one would forced me to work as a politician in a one party system especially when it is designed for me to work against the interest of my country. That was what the traitors did. And that was their achievement.


Subject: Re: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 16:32:09 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
I have not got time for less thinkers. Let me handle you in accordance with your arguement, by dismissing the APC impresive records on inclusiveness. I think that door is still open. What is stoping you from taking position in the APC. Have you applied and rejected on the basis of your tribe.

The APC is far more sensible this time, no more political prostitutes like Sama Banya etc. At present which you are concerned about you are welcome to serve the APC.

Do you want to go back in to the bush to cause war because the APC is not given you job or make you a minister so that you can again still?


Subject: Re: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: Sidonluk
To: All
Date Posted: 16:11:26 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-66-137-227-214.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 66.137.227.214

Message:
Your incapacity to discern the tribal nature of the present structure reveals you as a creature in self denial, myopic to the reality of the repercussions of the same negative recipes that brought disasters to the likes Rwanda, Congo, and Kenya, as the whole world has seen.

The present trend, if not discouraged, is prescr1ption for an all out civil war where mendes and temnes are going to confront themselves, like we saw the Hutu and Tutsis do in the past.

The sad fact taking the country aback another one thousand years.


Subject: Re: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: Angthorf
To: All
Date Posted: 06:53:10 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: soribabureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.136

Message:
Brother, wise people have it in saying "Never think of evil things about yourself, for it may fall on you". Why should Sierra Leone be like Ruwanda? Is it because the SLPP lost power and so the country should go to hell!!!!!!! I appeal to you in the name of Allah not to do. If because of power the country is to go in ruin, I am a northerner and I pray that the East and the Southern part of Sierra Leone becomes the Switzerland of Africa in terms of economic prosperity. I am sure the people there will surely have a speck of sympathy to trash their remnants of food to the poor and helpless of the North and the Western part of Sierra Leone.

It is good for all of us to use reason that the world rotates, so lets not bring stagnation to the country. If the SLPP has ruled for 12 years why not the APC to rule at least for 4 years? Those of you who pray for the wrath of God to fall on Sierra Leone because the APC is ruling, be aware that when calamity strikes the entire nation will be doomed. May Allah forbid. Lontha


Subject: Re: The Temnelization of the new APC
From: Sheku Kabia
To: All
Date Posted: 06:42:38 08/26/08 ()
Email Address: kabiasheku@yahoo.com
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Thanks a lot sidonluk, this is a recipe for disaster if not nipped in the bud now


Subject: APCNA Aug 23rd Convention
From: John Pesimah AZ.
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Date Posted: 13:51:59 08/25/08 ()
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Can someone give us details and names of the individuals that lost election(APCNA) We want to analyze their credentials and qualities. We hear block voting was the name of the game.


Subject: Re: APCNA Aug 23rd Convention
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:34:45 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
I am one of them, what's the problem? I will further give you my credentials if you care to know.


Subject: Re: APCNA Aug 23rd Convention
From: John Pesima
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Date Posted: 23:43:20 08/25/08 ()
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go head please do...


Subject: The APCNA Kicked Out Off The Convention Hall For Non-Payment
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 14:41:57 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
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John, before will examine the credentials of all the candidates in the last APCNA convention, let me point out that the manager of the NATIVITY HALL in Washington,DC, kicked the party out because they failed to pay the rental fees. The APC believes that because they are wrongly using public property in Sierra Leone for free, they will do the same in the USA.
But, thank God the manager of the hall forced them to understand that in the USA, even the ruling party pays for the hall where its convention is held. The ambassador Bockari Stevens had to run the Mirage Hall and paid of it.I only hope that money did not come from the funds the people of Sierra Leone provided for the running of thier embassy.
This is the biggest and highest form of shame and disgrace any political party that worth its salt would not like to face. But I am sure that since the APC is made up of shameless people that incident will not mean anything to them.


Subject: Re: The APCNA Kicked Out Off The Convention Hall For Non-Payment
From: Who are You
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Date Posted: 12:32:04 08/26/08 ()
Email Address:
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Why dont you give us your credentials. What school did you go to? Do you have an undergraduate degree? Where do you work? Post your resume so that we can analyse it. Jess Fork off wit you bull shitti


Subject: Re: The APCNA Kicked Out Off The Convention Hall For Non-Payment
From: John Pesimah AZ.
To: All
Date Posted: 14:59:01 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
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Good to know.. all the reason why I want to know the quality of the contestants. It seems like they are heading in the wrong direction for sure.


Subject: SANPHA KOROMA RESIGNS
From: state house
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Date Posted: 13:11:17 08/25/08 ()
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GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE

PRESS RELEASE

On Friday 22nd August 2008, it came to light that a statutory instrument No 11 of 2008 was laid in Parliament on 21st August which contained proposed salaries and retirement benefits for the President and Vice President.

The pensions of the Ex-President and the Ex- Vice President had to be considered by Parliament under the State Salaries Pensions, Gratuities and other Benefits Act 2003 submitted by the committee of Parliament set up for the purpose.

It is a constitutional requirement that any assessment made by the Committee under this Act shall be submitted to the president for his consideration and transmission thereafter to Parliament with his comment, if any.

His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma was neither consulted nor informed of the existence of this instrument and it therefore did not receive his approval.

Whatever transpired between Parliament and the Office of the President did so at the level of the office of the Secretary to the President.

His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma views this action very seriously and has regrettably accepted the resignation of the Secretary to the President, Mr. James Sanpha Koroma, with immediate effect.

His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma wishes to inform all Sierra Leoneans as well as our International Development partners that this is not the time to consider salary increments when our economy is 60% donor supported and our internal resource mobilization efforts need to be intensified in order to provide the basic social needs for our people.


Subject: New APC NA PRO being ridiculed at Leonenet
From: LEONENET PEEPER
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Date Posted: 13:08:27 08/25/08 ()
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On Mon, 8/25/08, Ahmed Koroma wrote:

From: Ahmed Koroma
Subject: Re: APC is SOCIALIST
To: LEONENET@LISTSERV.TAMU.EDU
Date: Monday, August 25, 2008, 11:42 AM


Bo Tegloma "get out" bo! I have been reading this guy's articles on Cocorioko and PV and I think he is the funniest 'analyst' on the Internet. Is he really the APC PRO? Ha bo!

Put your hands up, people, if you really understand what this guy wrote. No, seriously...

Stokes


On 8/25/08, FREETOWNBOY --- wrote:
Ha! This guy seems to be living in the past. Can't wait for a hasty retraction. Tee hee that's a true PRO. SOmeone who says exactly what is party is all about. Way to go, Salone is going socialist.

APC IS ALL ABOUT SOCIALISM, DEMOCRACY AND ATTITUDE CHANGE.
Written by Essa Thaim - Kurugba : APC North America Public Relations Officer
Monday, 25 August 2008
I hear that "in a practical ideology, members of the Judiciary panel should contribute as much as reasonably possible. Here's the kicker. Who defines what's reasonably possible and how is this socialistic method of tax collection practical? READ THE FULL RELEASE FROM THAIM-KURUGBA :
APC IS ALL ABOUT SOCIALISM, DEMOCRACY AND ATTITUDE CHANGE.
By The APC - NA Public Relations Office,
Ok! Let's say the long awaited conjectures about new executives of the APC North America are over. First and foremost, I must congratulate all members of the APC North America and in Diasporas for the love of the APC party. You gave it all for the love our leader His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Korma and the people of Sierra Leone. We all witnessed the transcendence of democracy at the APC National Convention in Maryland and put aside all the past acrimony, animosity, bitterness, politicking, media frenzy and prepare to work as a team. Once again, on behalf the our able North America Chairman- Osman T. Conteh, the entire executive of the North America branch and the Electoral Board, I am appealing to all my fellow APC comrades to let lets come as ONE, change our attitude, forgive and forget and give it all to our APC Party, the Government of the APC and for the Peoples Republic of Sierra Leone. With socialism and attitude change, I have two ideologies I have concerns about, these are: (1) - I don't have a problem with a government that gives a stiffer punishment of jail time to someone who tries to evade paying their taxes, embezzling of government funds, operating a retail store without a license, or smuggling his/her own food products across our boarders to make more profit, than they do to someone who rapes a dozen little girls. I find that with each passing month I learn more bit about my lovely country (Sierra Leone) that bring forth a feeling of more than a slight twinge of disparagement for Socialism and attitude change. I'm all for helping out others and sharing and being kind etc, but should the government really step their foot into every aspect of our lives and make giving money for the society to benefit from a chore or burden rather than something people should probably do willingly? I hear that "in a practical ideology, members of the Judiciary panel should contribute as much as reasonably possible. Here's the kicker. Who defines what's reasonably possible and how is this socialistic method of tax collection practical? For a land that is widely seen as a free nation where people can live and love at their leisure there seem to be an awful lot of restrictions to just how much freedom is appropriate, at least financially. I guess that as long as you give the government the cash they demand from you, and more, all is well. (2) - In the other hand, I have a problem with the former SLPP Government that thinks it knows how to spend the people's money better than the people themselves. Who better knows how to control the land's finances than those who work for, spend and, are suppose to, benefit from the money. If we're living in a time when the average wait at the hospital emergency room is 26 hours, perhaps we're not giving enough. Maybe taxes should be higher because the way how things were going. Today when the APC government took control of the power, I don't think government has enough funds to do things like cleaning up the city, basic school supplies and food for the nation. If the amount of money said to being left by the SLPP government during the transition was said to reflect the nation's daily lives of the people through the unremarkable health care or the ugly paved roads or the youth programs that would make the APC government seem like is poor and mismanaged government, I may not be as miffed as you think. I could at least sit back and look at an amazing society benefiting from its riches. Unfortunately, as it stands today, if I fall off a ladder and landed feet first on a rusty nail protruding through a discarded plank of wood, I have a bumpy ambulance ride me across awfully constructed and constantly crumbling roads, that resemble a suburb in shock and awed, as well as a wait at the hospital that may be very well last longer than it would take to drive from Freetown to Palm Lap to meet up wit the government's friends. Oh yeah, one had to buy gas and pay for the ambulance ride too. To the principles of monism (the philosophical theory that reality is a unified whole and is grounded in a single basic substance or principle), especially Sierra Leone and the Koroma Administration currently in power, the APC government was never being handed over a good governmental transparency. Its also looks like the infuriation of an old, crusty looking gray haired auto mechanic in dirty overalls, rocking on his porch with a shotgun in his hand, tapping the plate in his head for revenge. Well, this is not the APC's style. The Koroma Administration must be commended for taking over from a greedy, gluttonous and niggardly SLPP government whose coffers were drained and empty. Whatever while spout forth for now, they blame the APC by saying "it's the government", so I better watch what I say. If I had over exerted myself, I may end up having to pay a carbon dioxide tax for breathing too much. So, please commend APC government for their crusade in attitude change. Let's also work to the common goal for social equality and with the principles of socialism, communalism and collectivism.


--
The lion may be the king of the jungle
but he knows not to stand in the path of elephants

Leonenet Web Site: http://www.leonenet.net


Subject: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: Bra Enviable
To: All
Date Posted: 11:35:45 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
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Every history textbook I read as a primary school child mentioned that Siaka Stevens was born on August 24, 1905. Born before the Titanic took its fateful dive into the icy waters of the Atlantic, Siaka Stevens lived a relatively long life that took him through several spells in Sierra Leonean history. From colonial times when Sierra Leone existed as a British possession, to the ecstatic aftermaths of independence, Siaka Stevens lived through it all, with shaky bids for power that only stabilized after making himself an unchallenged executive. Siaka Stevens left behind a country, and indeed a legacy, that will forever torment Sierra Leone. His admirers credited him with knitting together all the ethnic groups that form a composite Sierra Leone. According to such admirers, Siaka Stevens was a brilliant tactician, a politician with a knack for surviving blizzards. The shallowness in this admiration lies in the fact that for every storm he survived, Siaka Stevens exacted a heavy price from the country he ruled. The patronage system in which loyalty is bought with jobs and opponents executed to warn future presidential aspirants, was the sole tactic in Siaka Stevens' toolbox.

I was born in late 1968, the very year Siaka Stevens lurched from one political uncertainty to another. I grew up seeing nothing but political violence, job-rationing to trick every ethnic group into compliance, and an executive president who treated Sierra Leone like a plaything. Siaka Stevens' admirers have never accounted for all the years that marked his leadership in a very rich nation. When Siaka Stevens left office in 1985, mineral-rich Sierra Leone--the country he ruled for a very long time--was as bare as a bone. Sierra Leone has no roads, the hospitals are sicker than the patients, and the length and breadth of the country is marked by poverty that defies descr1ption. How did this man become a star to his admirers? One of the greatest stunning feats of deceit performed by Siaka Stevens was his ability to retard democracy in a very unusual way. Elsewhere in Africa, popular agitations have led soldiers to either experiment with democracy, or transfer power to civilians altogether. As a civilian, Siaka Stevens did the opposite by transferring power to a soldier, a wily political act to save his own skin at the expense of democracy and Sierra Leone in particular. Without civic institutions or the political structures to keep us anchored in civility, Sierra Leone easily became afire when the gales of war were released in 1991. Revered by fans and reviled by critics, Siaka Stevens' image remains a milepost in Sierra Leonean history. August 24, 1905, should be a mournful day in the history of a nation cheated by a man with more dangerous skills than political propriety.


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:19:06 08/25/08 ()
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Bra Enviable:

Siaka Stevens was a mixed blessing to SL and, perhaps, he could have been more of a blessing and less of a pain if what some say is true.

Stevens was elected under the APC banner in 1966 in a free and fair election with Sir Albert's SLPP. Stevens was immediately arrested and jailed by the SL military. The military top brass was then swiftly overthrown by junior officers who then freed Stevens but greedily kept power for themselves. Stevens simply went into exile in Conakry as guest of President Sheku Toure.

13 months later non-commissioned officers overthrew the junior officers coup group - the NRC - and had Stevens reinstated. For the next 12 months or so, Stevens was very fearful of being overthrown mostly by invading mercenaries. It seemed to me at the time as if there was an invasion attempt every three months - until Siaka Stevens started executing/jailing long term, coupligans or alleged coupligans and mercenary collaborators.

He then adopted hardhitting non-democratic policies such as a one-party state, etc. and keeping SLPP's Sir Albert out of SL. But he employed a whole bunch of PhDs in his government but most of those people were inexperienced and from economically deprived backgrounds with unfulfilled pent-up wants.

Corruption soon expanded. Bad laws that expanded poverty was passed, e.g. the Exchange Control Act. Foreign firms shut down and sacked thounsands of emplyees. Export dried up. The mass unemployment today may be traced to Stevens' management of SL foreign exchange and exports.

Official diamond exports declined from 1.2 million caracts of gem stones annually under the SLPP to a mere 150,000 carats (of mostly industrial stones) after Stevens put Sahid Jamil in charge of Diminco.

Many thoughtful people have said had not Stevens been hounded for power by coupligans and mercenaries, he would have been a far nicer fellow.

In my view, by building up APC and keeping it in power for many years, SL ended up with a mostly two-party democracy even though such was not Stevens' objective. - JL


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 23:36:42 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
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Message:
Ambassodor Leigh,i am afraid this is one time i will have to disagree with you on what tevens meant for the nation.
Yes,he won the March 17,1967 general elections and was arrested by Blake,Jumu,and Kaisamba who went on to form a military administration that was known as the NRC which too was deposed on April 18,1968 with himself,John Amadu Bangura,and their patrion Ahmed Seoku Toure of Guinea.
Stevens was no mixed blessings for Sierra Leone.He was an unmitigated disaster for the nation.The nation finds itself at such a critical cross roads today on account of cynical recklessness of him.
Except you point to one tangible evidence of good thing Stevens did to help the nation's socio economic,political and cultural upliftments,i am afraid,there is no way any rational person will share your upbeat assessment of Stevens.
I can go on and write a whole book on the misd3eeds of Stevens if we want to get to that point but the fact of the matter simply is that Stevens was the worst person for the nation in every aspects of life.
The only people who will agree with your assessment of Stevens are his relatives.Other than them,you will be hard pressed to get an iota of support exculpating him from the mayhem he inflicted on the nation.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: Back to School
To: All
Date Posted: 16:36:08 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Bra John,

It was the diamond Industry not Stevens that chose Jamil as their proxy......so the contradictions you highlight reflect their policies and goals....and not Pa Sheki's.....

The fact is that Pa was just adept at playing their game..period!......for example he deployed minions like SHO Gborie and Bailor Barrie to conduct illicit mining in NDMC acres Kono that he planned to put in control of Sierra Leoneans.......and eventually forced the NDMC to give up those acres when illicit mining supposedly went out of control........

the difference with successive governments is that unlike stevens who aided control by locals his sucessors on the other hand abetted and enabled the perpetual hand over to foreigners......who now bear no obligation of taxes or levy to Sa Lone Government...

All Said and done Pa Sheki was neither an uncle tom nor a sell out! period!...en ee meke sa lone people en government get stake pan dem gentry wan way or di other!

However you will agree with me that the depleted natural resource kitty Pa left intact,was the undoing of administrations that had suceeded him!


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: Bottom Line
To: All
Date Posted: 15:58:33 08/25/08 ()
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Message:
Bottom Line is, are we benefiting more today or any other time from our Natural resources than when Pa Sheki was our Steward of State?


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: Back to School
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:55 08/25/08 ()
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Message:
Bra Enviable wrote..

"When Siaka Stevens left office in 1985, mineral-rich Sierra Leone--the country he ruled for a very long time--was as bare as a bone."

Now Sierra Leone has nothing on the plate...no bone fragments or marrow pulps...

Under Pa Sheki, Sierra Leone controlled substantial interests in diamond,rutile and bauxite mininig companies......

Today, the government does not even know who owns or it was that sold the interest of those companies.....they are only aware that they have no stakes or claims like they did in Pa Sheki's era!

Besides Sierra Rutile which used the cut hand en cut foot propaganda to recieve over fifty million dollars from American Taxpayers in order to resume operations ..owes Sierra Leone ZERO,NADA,NOTHING until 2015!....and "Sabi Book" Posturers like u remain mum on that issue

Mournful Indeed, that Sabi book men like yourselves can talk (Quoting Pa Sheki)"so tay wan seed rice nor go commot nar farm cam nar town".

Mournful that so called educated people like yourself cannot perform more than the pa sheki you villify....

Pa Sheki knew that your generation would need those resources for future use that is why he made sure that they remained intact until you were ready to utilize them...

But alas your generation came of age and they rushed to gobble their lunch before breakfast and come lunchtime you are all famished and blaming a dead soul for your predicament!

Regarding your comments about democracy you sound like an educated fool because even your professors from the so called bastions of democracy would attest that democracy cannot be achieved overnight,10 years,50 years,100 years or even 200 years in any society!

Mr Sabi Book go check the political contradictions in England and America that have been "civilized and democratic" for centuries and come back!

My dear Democracy alterboy! Enron,Savings and Loans,Mortgage crisis,Terrorism,FICA,lynchings, racism,drug traffiking,blood diamonds etc,etc are not constructs of undemocratic wretches like Siaka Stevens, so what is your point Sabi Book Man?


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: No Head
To: All
Date Posted: 13:19:19 08/25/08 ()
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Back To School---You really need to go back to school. What did Siaka Stevens do for democracy in Sierra Leone before you keep on talking about how democracy takes years to build? Did Stevens do anything to promote democracy or the development of Sierra Leone? Find something else to tell Bra Enviable. Bra Enviable is right on this.


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: Back to School
To: All
Date Posted: 14:18:20 08/25/08 ()
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Message:
Just because the universe is million times larger than your universities.....You and your Bra Enviable are plain wrong Headless Snake!....."Oona sabi but Oona nor Know"

Did your fathers and grandfathers not calibrate your inanity that Siaka Stevens demanded elections before Independence.....particularly from a colonial outfit which was a military administrative unit?.....

So who was the premier Champion of Democracy in Sa Lone Dumbo?

You all sound like conditioned agents of the same special interest that robbed the priceless jewels pa Sheki had intended for posterity!.....

Matter of fact Pa vehemently resented educated sell outs like u who propagated special interest at the expense of Mama Sa Lone!

Leh God Sorry for we all!.....en leh Pa im soul rest in peace!


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: No Head
To: All
Date Posted: 15:03:08 08/25/08 ()
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You are not responding to the points discussed about your lord, Siaka Stevens. Bra Enviable is saying that Pa Shaki ruled a rich country and after several years in power, there was nothing Shaki could tell us in terms of developemt. What did Siaka Stevens do for Sierra Leone? Point to one thing he did.


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: Back to School
To: All
Date Posted: 15:52:27 08/25/08 ()
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Message:
God is my Lord! ....and a Satan like you deserves no more intelligent response after this exchange............

If Pa Sheki did not develop Sa Lone as you claim then It seems like Congo Bridge, mange Bridge,Turma Bum,Magbosi,Bintumani,Cape Sierra,National Stadium Wilberforce Barracks,Lungi Garisson makeni Barracks.Seven Battalion etc,etc, were projects put in place by your own Satan!


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: The *$#*$ can rot in HELL, and please join him...
To: All
Date Posted: 16:21:35 08/25/08 ()
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Message:
Pa sheki me rass...
No greater champion of our current misery than that big nosed $#&*$&*$..
And you are here defending the greatest sell out in salone's history...

You nor get shame.. comeon.. crawl...right back under that toenail you just hailed from..

Stone gee me road..jigga dey cam..


Subject: Re: SIAKA STEVENS' BIRTHDAY: MOURNFUL OR JOYFUL?
From: Alaki en Crase
To: All
Date Posted: 16:42:42 08/25/08 ()
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Nar God Know Malaki en Shaitan!

Onna day open Oona R@s but democracy...but you quick for cuss Oodat proffer dissenting view.....and you want to condemn Siaka Stevens as Tyrant........

Go check you self in nar Crasse yard emergency if you pills don finish!


Subject: Kabs-Kanu and Forum Police:"Chiefdom" monikers pollute forum
From: Revrend Jeremy Byas
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Date Posted: 09:32:33 08/25/08 ()
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All the "chiefdom" monikers belong to Dr. Curtis Thomas. Nothing of intellectual substance comes out of these monikers. Profanity? You bet. Why the obsession about becoming a chief???

Kabs, why not just block the IP of the trouble maker?


Subject: Please read this and "eat your words"! REV ...STOP THIS!
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 09:40:34 08/25/08 ()
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"All the "chiefdom" monikers belong to Dr. Curtis Thomas. Nothing of intellectual substance comes out of these monikers."
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
INVITING Dr. C . ACHEBE(son of Chinua Achebe) TO THE FORUM .

Posted by Charles Curtis-Thomas, SECHN, BSN, RN,MD (Hons.), MPH on August 24, 2008 at 19:25:06:

Interview with Dr. Chidi Achebe


Adeze Ojukwu

adezeo@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 28, 2004


Dr. Chidi Achebe is a United States-based physician. His commitment to issues about Africa is quite remarkable. The focus of an earlier discussion with Dr Achebe was a robust review of contributions of the African Americans to the US. Just last week, Dr Achebe, who has just been appointed as the medical director of Whittier Street Health Center, Boston, granted another interview to ADEZE OJUKWU, currently in the US, on the imperatives to curb the Human Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), which is decimating a lot of African countries and communities. The profound expertise and eloquence he displayed in the two interviews bear credence to Achebe’s commitment to public service.

Dr. Achebe was educated at Bard College where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences, History, and Philosophy. He also holds two Ivy League medical degrees -- a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MD degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed postgraduate studies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. Dr Achebe is the son of world-acclaimed novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe.


Whittier Street Health Center Boston, which he now superintends, is a large Community Health Center with a solid reputation for its committed Medical staff and the provision of quality health care to the residents Of Boston. It has a staff of over 110 full time employees, and an Operating budget of about $10 million. About 50,000 patient visits are Recorded annually.


The Boston Medical Establishment is considered America's most elite And prestigious medical community. Boston is home to 3 of America's Leading Medical Institutions - Harvard University Medical School, Boston University Medical School and Tufts university Medical School, as well as numerous world-class institutions, hospitals and medical centers. It is also a city steeped in historical and civil rights milestones. The First Black Nurse Mary Eliza Mahoney, graduated here in the mid 19th century (1879, as well as several others in a myriad of medical endeavors.


It was quite intellectually stimulating to speak with Dr Achebe on his latest treatise on HIV/AIDS entitled ‘AIDS: A DISEASE OF MASS DESTRUCTION,’ where he stressed the need for government and all stakeholders to intensify efforts in fighting the disease because ‘it is an assault to our shared humanity.’


He began his treatise with an allusion to George Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple. “The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that is the essence of inhumanity.” Throwing more light on the spread of the disease in Africa Dr Achebe, elaborates his views with well-researched references.


Here are excerpts:


Q: Please give an overview of the AIDS pandemic as a health issue.


‘It is now impossible to view the AIDS pandemic solely from the vantage point of its health ramifications. Like a tornado wreaking havoc to everything in its path, AIDS has also torn the social, economic and political fabric of several societies to shreds.’


‘In January, 2000, while speaking at the UN Security Council session, James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, stated: “Many of us used to think of AIDS as a health issue. We were wrong…nothing we have seen is a greater challenge to the peace and stability of African societies (and much of the world) than the epidemic of AIDS...we face a major development crisis, and more than that, a security crisis.”


Four years and more than eight million deaths later, an equally passionate and resolute Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, said in reference to AIDS-“A real weapon of mass destruction”. He bemoaned the world’s relative inaction to combat this pandemic as “callousness that one would not have expected in the 21st century”…for which history would judge us all “harshly, very harshly”.


‘It might appear that Annan and Wolfensohn were echoing an ancient declaration of Bantu philosophers: “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu - a human is a human because of other humans.” This proclamation “represents an African communal aspiration which teaches us that our humanity is contingent on the humanity of our fellows…and that no person or group can be human alone. We rise above the animal together or not at all’, in the words of Prof Chinua Achebe.


Our collective record on AIDS, clearly suggests that we have not yet tamed this ‘animal’, and should compel us to hire many more ‘animal trainers’ to rescue the world’s most vulnerable groups from the clutches of this infectious holocaust.


The Modern Day Plague: Facts and Figures

“When was such a disaster ever seen? Even heard? Houses were emptied, cities abandoned, country sides untilled, fields heaped with corpses, and a vast dreadful silence settled over all the world”. The Italian writer Francesco Petrarch wrote these immortal words in the 14th century about the Black Death or Bubonic Plague, an epidemic that eventually wiped out one fourth of Europe’s population. He could very well have been writing about the modern day plague AIDS, a pandemic that has already claimed 21 million lives around the world and promises to decimate scores of millions more. Today, there are over 42 million people worldwide infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Three quarters of that number or 31.5 million people live on the African continent. Last year, there were 5 million new cases of HIV infection across the globe. Of the 3.1 million people that died of this scourge in the past 12 months, 2 million were African. In several Southern African countries such as Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Zimbabwe, up to a third of the population bears the burden of HIV infection. What this means is that in the absence of safer sexual interventions, a sexually active young adult growing up in this part of the world where the life expectancy is now only about 44 years, has close to 80 percent chance of dying from this dreaded disease. A recent UN policy document provides this spine chilling snap shot of the magnitude of the devastation: “22,000 people in the mainland SADC (Southern African Development Community) region are dying every week from AIDS.”


Q: What is the situation in other regions?

The tentacles of this deadly disease extend beyond the African continent. Peter Piot, Director of UNAIDS (The joint UN program on HIV/AIDS) informs us that “AIDS is traveling along social fault lines and exploiting weakness, hurting both lives and economies” all over the world. The countries of Central Europe and the former “Communist block” such as Romania stand at the precipice of a looming AIDS catastrophe. In this region, the number of HIV infections has increased by nearly 25 percent over the past 12 months! Some of the most severely affected countries include the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as the Ukraine. In the Russian Federation, estimates currently place between 600,000 to 1.5 million people infected by this virulent pathogen. More recent epidemics have been reported in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, while the dissemination of HIV continues unabated in Moldova and Kazakhstan, according to UNAIDS findings.


Asia has also recorded HIV cases leap by 10 percent. The implications are huge considering that, the two most populous countries China and India, now account for nearly 5 million of the world total. Unfortunately, several experts believe that the statistics out of ‘closed societies’ such as North Korea are a gross underestimation of the true picture of HIV prevalence in this region. In Latin America and the Caribbean, there are now over 2 million people whose lives have been forever altered by HIV. The developed world has about 1.6 million HIV cases. In the wealthiest of nations, the USA, 1 in 250 people (or just about 1 million individuals) bear this yoke, although only half of this number is aware of their condition!


Q: In your views which group is most affected?

The face of AIDS/HIV belongs to our youth, women and girls – three groups that bear the burden of the pandemic. Adolescents and young adults 15-24 in age account for half of the 5 million new cases of HIV infection worldwide, as well as a third of the world’s total population of HIV positive individuals - 11.8 million people. To place this in frightening, vivid context: 7000 youth a day or one every 14 seconds become infected with HIV around the world! Contributing to this almost cataclysmic picture is the exploding population of orphans left behind as casualties of AIDS deadly toll. Clearly, orphans represent another cruel legacy of the pandemic.’


When Charles Dickens crafted his perennial classic Oliver Twist, a harrowing social commentary about an English orphan in 19th century England, he could not have possibly imagined that a disease called AIDS would emerge, and make the difficulties depicted in his astounding novel seem like “a walk in the park”. Going by UNAIDS figures, today, there are about 13.4 million children worldwide who have lost one or both parents to the AIDS pandemic. This number is expected to nearly double to 25 million by 2010.


Sadly, Asia with 65 million orphans, 2 million from AIDS, has the greatest number of orphans. Latin America and the Caribbean are home to about half a million AIDS orphans. Two countries alone in this region - Haiti and Brazil – possess more than 60 percent of this total. Proportionately, however, Africa faces the brunt of this crisis. The continent has 34 million orphans - a number that is expected to increase to 42 million by 2010. AIDS orphans account for a third of this total or 11 million children. Over the next 7 years, in the absence of much needed assistance, we may watch helplessly as 12 percent of all the children in the continent – 20 million – join this statistic. Three of Sub Saharan Africa’s most populous nations - Nigeria, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo - will supply the greatest number of children to this pool. However, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana, are on a trajectory to witness an almost insurmountable exponential increase in the population of AIDS orphans over the next decade, as the third of their populations already infected with HIV, make the transition to AIDS, and sadly, death.


Q: What are the immediate implications of this trend?

Orphans are often cared for by extended family members such as grandparents ill prepared physically, financially and socially for this new challenge. As a consequence, these children face grim prospects. They are often stigmatized by society, live in poverty, are more likely to be malnourished, attend school less frequently than their peers, and have a greater incidence of psychological illnesses such as Post traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression, Anxiety and Behavioral problems. All this portends a bleak future for these ‘parents and leaders of tomorrow’. The Executive Director of UNICEF, Carol Bellamy believes that “we must respond to the devastating statistics by addressing the needs and rights of both orphans and vulnerable children whose parents are still living”. One novel strategy would be to shore up the treasuries of several of the more than 75 programs, NGOs and organizations in 22 countries such as Save the Children that work with children affected by AIDS.


Q: Can you comment on the recent UN reports indicating higher rates in conflict areas and high-traffic zones?

The conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia may very well be ‘life imitating art’. The international human rights groups detailed atrocities such as rape, body mutilation, and torture. New reports now indicate that child soldiers committed a number of the most violent crimes. These children, victims themselves of broken down societies, are now at the center of an upsurge of HIV cases being reported in war-ravaged countries as diverse as Angola, Sierra Leone and Cote D’Ivoire. More so, in recent years, insidious, criminal and potentially implosive practices such as Child trafficking and prostitution have gradually been mixed into this already murky, grim, pediatric milieu. Over a million children, many of them AIDS orphans, are trafficked each year and exploited as slave laborers, sex slaves and soldiers across the planet. The UN estimates this racket generates $7-10 billion annually for the traffickers. ‘This practice is endemic in certain parts of Southeast Asia such as Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam and Thailand where young women and girls are trafficked for the sex industry’. The countries of the former ‘Iron curtain’ such as Romania are particularly vulnerable. After a quarter century under the despot Ceausescu, its population of Pediatric AIDS patients and orphans has overwhelmed this impoverished nation. Some estimates place the number of orphans and street children as high as 200,000. These children have progressively become prey to an international roaster of pedophiles and pimps. Child Rights Advocates warn that child sex peddling and trafficking will destroy the social and political framework of several societies and fuel the HIV pandemic with catastrophic results!


Q: What are the gender dimensions of the pandemic?

Women now comprise 50 percent of those infected with HIV across the globe. It is even higher in Africa with a figure of 58 percent. Women and girls under the age of 24 now make up nearly two thirds of those living with AIDS worldwide. In the United States, women of color account for the majority of new AIDS cases. African American women and Latinos comprise 31percent of US female population, yet they represent 77 percent of AIDS cases in women. As of December 2000, AIDS according the Center for Disease Control (CDC), had become the leading cause of death for African American women in the 25-44 year bracket! Most of these infections occur during unprotected heterosexual intercourse; a practice that bears the risk of sexually transmitted Infections (STIs) such as Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, Syphilis as well as Hepatitis B and C. These infections in turn, can dramatically augment the probability of HIV transmission. Medically, the risk of HIV infection during unprotected sex is 2-4 times higher for women than men. Young women and girls are even more vulnerable because their reproductive tracts are still developing. I wish to emphasize this point. Sustaining tears in the tissue allow easy access to infection. Increased exposure to HIV amongst women and girls could also mean amplified numbers of HIV positive pregnancies and an escalating risk of pediatric AIDS cases through vertical transmission (mother to child) or during breast-feeding. This is already the case in many parts of Africa. Geeta Gupta, president of the International Center for Research on Women, believes that women are limited in their ability to control these infections because of their low social status in many societies and the power men yield over their sexuality. She explained: “In many countries the power imbalance in heterosexual interactions leads to a culture of silence that surrounds women’s sexuality. This restricts women’s access to information about their bodies and about sex, which in turn contributes to their inability to protect themselves against HIV infection.” It is little wonder; therefore, that marriage does not always protect women from these risks. ‘In Pune, India, a study in an STI clinic found that 25 percent of the 4000 women attending the clinic were infected with an STI and 14 percent were HIV positive and 91 percent of these women had only one partner - their husbands!’ Studies out of Kisumu, Kenya and Ndola, Zambia and released by UNICEF, indicate that ‘teenage brides 15-19 in age in these African countries are becoming infected with HIV at higher rates than sexually active unmarried girls of similar ages. The studies found that HIV rates in the husbands, who were frequently much older than their brides, were higher than in the boyfriends of sexually active teenage girls’.


Q: This is quite depressing. What is the way out of this dilemma?

Several studies in East Africa and amongst sex industry workers in Thailand have shown the precipitous drop in the rate of STIs with enhanced education of women. The race to halt the deadly march of AIDS across the globe could very well lie, in part, in addressing one of its core causes – ‘gender inequality’. Empowering our women and girls with education and the means to protect themselves from HIV – the choice of sexual abstinence, female condoms, male condoms, microbicides, routine STI check ups etc is particularly salient. Other important strategies that involve the media in this battle, as well as the funding of local women’s groups and experienced NGOs could prove not only novel but also timely. This multi-pronged effort may turn out to be a key ingredient in saving the species from this infectious nightmare.


Q: Can you shed more light on the much discussed next Wave of AIDS expected to hit Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, China and India.

It is alarming. We are in the midst of an anticipated decade long increasing in the number of HIV cases worldwide. Five of the world’s most populous nations - Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, India and China are expected to fuel this explosion. In these countries, HIV positive cases will more than double from 14-23 million combined currently, to an estimated 50-75 million by 2010. This will eclipse the 30-35 million HIV infected individuals living in Southern and Central Africa, an area considered the epicenter of the pandemic! By decade’s end, China will house between 10-15 million HIV positive individuals, Russia 5 to 8 million; Nigeria 10-15 million and Ethiopia 7-10 million people infected with the deadly virus. India will possibly be home to 20-25 million HIV positive persons by 2010, making it the highest projected increase of any country! In almost all the countries, a number of factors will fuel these projected increases. Risky sexual behavior, poor public services, complacency, misinformation and the wall of silence among the leadership surrounding AIDS, ineffectual or non-existent government policies, limited resources, and uncertain, often unstable political and social infrastructures, are among the factors that will help to drive the infection rates skyward.


Q: Can you give an over-view of the Nigerian situation.

Many believe that Nigeria is ‘a disaster waiting to happen’. With a population of about 130 million inhabitants, Nigeria is Africa's most populous country. One in seven Africans is a Nigerian as is one in ten blacks on the planet. ‘It’s total area of 923,768 sq. km, makes it is slightly larger than twice the size of California.’ Nigeria is the 9th largest oil producer in the world and the principal oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. The Nigerian economy is heavily dependent on the oil sector, which accounts for around 80 percent of government revenues, 90-95 percent of export revenues, and over 90 percent of foreign exchange earnings. I believe that the HIV epidemic threatens the social, political and economic vitality of Africa’s second largest economy and most densely populated country. The National Intelligence Council – an agency that advices the US government and the CIA – believes that “the disease is likely to negatively impact almost all sectors of Nigeria’s economy by 2010. AIDS will take a heavy economic toll by robbing the country of many key government, professional and business elites and by discouraging foreign investment, although the oil sector is unlikely to be hurt significantly.’ Current estimates place the spread of HIV in Nigeria at the rate of one person per minute! Prevalence of HIV infection in Nigeria stands at about 5.8 percent. This moderately low statistic (as compared to other African countries), which is expected to double in less than a decade, may hide the fact that Nigeria currently has over 4 million people living with HIV!


‘Heterosexual transmission of the HIV virus is the primary mode of spread in Nigeria and infections appear to be as numerous in the rural areas as in the cities.’ Like much of the developing world, the sexually active 15-24 year demographic appears to be the most vulnerable to HIV infection, with prevalence as high as 12 percent in some States. Simmering under the radar screen and shielded by a cloak of denial, is the homosexual transmission of the virus particularly in certain metropolitan areas, same sex (male) boarding institutions, the prisons, and the military. ‘The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) estimates that 15-20 percent of Nigerian soldiers live with HIV/AIDS’ which is 3 times the national average! Other studies indicate that ‘the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria is significantly ahead of that in India, China, and Russia – already advancing well beyond high risk groups and into the general population.’ In the next 10 years, it is predicted that Nigeria will have between 10 and 15 million individuals infected. Experts warn that if aggressive action is not taken to combat HIV, Nigeria will almost certainly take over from South Africa as the country with the most HIV cases on the African continent! What this means is that Nigeria will have more HIV cases than the combined total in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Uganda today!


HIV prevalence differs widely from region to region and from State to State in Nigeria. The North in general, has the lowest HIV prevalence in the entire country. At 0-2.5 percent, Jigawa State has the lowest recorded HIV positive inhabitants in the nation. However, the North Central Zone in which the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja is situated has an HIV prevalence of about 7percent. Garki, a suburb of Abuja, holds the dubious distinction as the home of the nation’s highest documented municipal prevalence for HIV, estimated at or above 10percent. Benue State, where some estimates place the HIV prevalence in certain villages and towns as high as 20percent, is believed to have the highest prevalence of HIV of all the states in the country. Akwa Ibom State also has an HIV prevalence that exceeds 10percent. Equally disturbing is new data about HIV in the 6-10percent-prevalence range or higher out of Cross River, Plateau, Gombe, sections of Rivers State around Port Harcourt as well as parts of Lagos State. Lagos, the nation’s commercial capital with an abundance of Red light districts, has an HIV prevalence of 6.7percent. According to the USAID, HIV prevalence among sex workers in Lagos rose from 2percent in 1988-89 to as much as 70percent by 1995-96! Kaduna, Bauchi, Taraba, Kogi, Enugu, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Edo, and Delta States have HIV prevalence in the 5 - 7.5percent bracket, while Imo, Abia states, the Southwest and much of the extreme north have recorded HIV prevalence of about 2.5- 5percent.


Q: Is there a correlation between International Prostitution and the augmented threat of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria?

You are aware that since 1992, Italian authorities have compiled data on the upsurge of Nigerian women and girls who have been trafficked to that country prostitution. Their documents have unraveled an elaborate scheme that has exploited these women and girls for sex, often with the blessings of their families. The scenario is captured by a Migrant Information Program Report: “Nigerian girls and women are contracted in the suburbs of cities such as Benin City, and towns and villages all over Edo, Lagos and Delta States in particular, and in the countryside throughout the South in general. Nigerian ‘business men’ in conjunction with the Italian underground controls street prostitution of Nigerian women and girls. There are 3 levels of organizations in the trafficking of Nigerian women and girls: The first centers around the ‘Mama’ living in the country of origin; the second centers around the ‘Nigerian Mama’ in Italy; and the third, the ‘messengers’, the persons (usually men) transferring the money from Italy to Nigeria. Madams act as ‘go-betweens’ for the girls and women and the traffickers. Money is sent to the madam to pay the debt to the traffickers and to the girls’ families.”


By 1996, Nigerian sex workers had become the largest group of migrant women working as street prostitutes another study posited. A confirmation of this fact was brought vividly to light in 2000, ‘when 3000 Nigerian prostitutes were reportedly threatened by Italian authorities with deportation for ‘sex crimes’, a reproach that was buttressed by the arrival of plane loads of Nigerian daughters, sisters and mothers from Italy at Nigerian airports. Despite campaigns by Nigerian authorities, international exploitation of Nigerian sex workers has spread unabated. In France and Spain in 2003, authorities in those countries smashed elaborate prostitution rings with bases in Nigerian and Morocco, which supplied a steady stream of Nigerian girls and women for prostitution throughout the European Union.’


Public health experts throughout the world have for years been concerned about the devastating social, political and health ramifications of international sex trafficking on Nigeria and its young women. A Nigerian physician based at Yale University Medical Center, vividly describes what this development portends for Nigeria: “Nigeria already has 1 million female sex workers…that is 1 for every 60 men…..Abuja alone has over 15,000…. Increased prostitution of all kinds will mean increased cases of STIs and HIV, because we are dealing with a clientele where over 60 percent refuse to have sex with condoms. Intermingled in all of this are gender inequality and exploitation issues, the breakdown of family values, and erosion of human dignity… For the HIV/AIDS projections: ‘think of it as throwing dynamite into a Bonfire’!


Q: Can you comment on some other contributing factors?

Several other factors have contributed to the rapid spread of HIV infection in Nigeria. Some of these include “high prevalence of untreated sexually transmitted infections (STIs), low condom use, poverty, illiteracy, and the dismal quality of the health system. Some others include lack of effective leadership and/or political complacency, gender inequality, stigmatization and denial of HIV risk among vulnerable groups”. In addition, it is said that only 60 percent of Nigerians have even heard of the disease. Nigeria also has one of the worst blood transfusion safety records in the world! Dr Chinua Akukwe’s expert analysis on this subject points out that “Nigeria has one of the highest unsafe blood transfusion rates in the world, at 14 percent. In some hospitals in Nigeria, 60 percent of blood transfusions may not undergo internationally acceptable screenings!”


Q: What strategies should be adopted?

Strategies to combat the epidemic in Nigeria will involve some if not all of the following: • Strong political leadership, • Effective policy and advocacy; • Improved STI intervention and treatment; • Sex worker health and education programs; • National condom program; • Empowerment of women and women’s groups; • Promoting high risk behavior change; • Improving the health care system; • Stimulating HIV/AIDS research; • Local production of Anti retroviral medication; • Increased local and international funding for AIDS prevention and treatment; as well as safer sex prevention and education programs • Effective and concerted media campaigns; • Well organized HIV surveillance and • Creation of a reliable database for HIV/AIDS programming.


Q: Apart from the current WHO-driven 3x5 initiative can you identify other viable therapies?

A lot is being done in the health community to produce and provide the vital medications for patients and the list includes the following:

 Who’s 3 x 5 Initiative Of the 5-6 million individuals infected with HIV in the developing world, only 400,000 have access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). The World Health Organization and UNAIDS have launched the laudable “the 3 by 5 Initiative” that aims to place 3 million HIV patients on ARTs by 2005”

 Local production and/or distribution of Anti retroviral medication is crucial in the most severely affected countries. South Africa, Botswana and Nigeria (not very successfully), have started pilot programs aimed at providing these life-sustaining medications to their HIV infected citizens.

 Research and development of new HIV therapies. New classes of drugs such as Non-nucleoside reverse transcr1ptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), as well as a new generation of protease inhibitors have shown great promise in the treatment of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year announced the accelerated approval of a new class of medications called fusion inhibitors. Fuzeon (enfuvirtide), the first of what is expected to be several other drugs in this class, is designed to be used in combination with other anti-HIV medications to treat advanced HIV-1 infection in adults and children ages 6 years and older.  Improved STI intervention and treatment (see above under prevention)

 Finally, the war against HIV/AIDS will require an integrated battle on all fronts - funding, leadership, prevention and treatment in order to be truly successful.


Without a concerted effort to aggressively curb this pandemic, one can expect cases of this dreaded disease to grow exponentially, leaving unimaginable death, despair and destitution in its wake. It is therefore essential that we strive to realize Dr. Peter Piot’s dream of a world where ‘the next generation, our children, are free of HIV and grow up in a world without AIDS; where those who are living with HIV receive the care and support that they are entitled to; and finally, where the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS is finally defeated.


Q: Funding is another contentious issue. What is your candid opinion on this?

It is clear that more money should be allocated to eradicate AIDS and its co-morbidity threats TB, Malaria. In the past 12 months, about $4.7 billion was spent on AIDS treatment and prevention in the most affected countries, which is a 50 percent increase from last year. This is still half of the projected $10 billion needed annually to fight the disease according to the World health Organization (WHO). America has led the way by spending more than $32 billion on AIDS in one form or the other – research and development of medications, direct aid to countries, NGOs, programs, agencies and prostates, since the pandemic began. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with its $26 billion endowment, has compassionately allocated billions towards this fight. Under James Wolfensohn, the World Bank has more than quadrupled its AIDS funding. The aforementioned $15 billion AIDS initiative announced by the Bush Administration further highlights America’s great generosity.


Having said that, much more funding is needed. The twenty-year old goal that the UN set of asking developed countries to spend 0.7percentof GNP on foreign aid annually is reasonable. It still means that the US, with an 8 trillion dollar economy, could spend $56 billion comfortably every year for this purpose. In practical terms, it means that the US could allocate several billion dollars every single year to the fight against AIDS. The European Union and Japan, countries that benefited from the US backed largesse of the “Marshall Plan” after World War II, have, up till now, a dismal record of AIDS funding. With a combined GNP of over $11 trillion, these countries could easily afford $77 billion annually for foreign aid. A fraction of this amount will be enough to fund the much-needed war against AIDS, TB and Malaria. As the G-8 meeting approaches later this year, and with the historically generous and compassionate Dutch taking over the helm of the EU, it is hoped that AIDS, TB and Malaria funding will take center stage of the global agenda. There is no better time than under these present circumstances to cancel Africa’s foreign debt. Finally, countries most severely affected by the pandemic must raise their own funds internally to fight HIV/AIDS and increasingly harness and utilize their resources efficiently.


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I was hoping that in addition to being able to read and UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE REV. KABS (oops, I MEAN A REV.) should also be able to READ AND UNDERSTAND SIMPLE ENGLISH. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THE FOLLOWING MEANS:

INVITING Dr. C . ACHEBE(son of Chinua Achebe) TO THE FORUM .

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Interview with Dr. Chidi Achebe


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Sheku Kallon's statement : NOSLINA SAYS IT IS A BIG FAT LIE

Written by Cocorioko Newspaper Limited
Friday, 25 April 2008

The Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of COCORIOKO , Rev. Wilfred Leeroy Kanu, is such a thorn-in-the-flesh to SOME envious and self-centred pen-pushers of the defeated Sierra Leone People's Party ( SLPP) that they have been all over the place looking for dirt to dish out on the well-respected , honored and appreciated journalist.
Their opportunity came this week . Sheku Kallon, the unprincipled Editor of the infamous SLPP online newspaper, THE NEW PEOPLE , had fallen out with the National Organization of Sierra Leoneas in North America ( NOSLINA), a non-political organization , which he had been embarrassing day and night with his unethical obsession for dirty politics and smear campaign against opponents of the SLPP. In an exclusive interview with COCORIOKO in January, readers can recall that the Chair of NOSLINA, the umbrella organization that has done so much to promote socio-economic and political renaissance in Sierra Leone, the internationally-reknowned professor , Dr. Don Taylor, complained about Sheku Kallon's persistent violation of the organization's policy of non-political activism of its leaders and plans to have him removed as Executive Director during the next congress of the organization.

At that time, Dr. Taylor apologised to the reading public for the political excesses of Sheku Kallon and promised that NOSLINA would solve the problems soon. Well, it looked like our man, Sheku Kallon , was ultimately given the boot ( Good riddance ). Any reasonable and responsible person faced with such a disgrace would have retreated into his shell and done a complete internal analysis of his conduct.But not Sheku Kallon, a miscreant bloated so much with the mania to belittle and degrade any body who is not SLPP. The pathological liar he has been all season, concocting lie after lie on President Ernest Koroma, Vice-President Sam Sumana, ministers of the government and other APC opoeratives ,Sheku Kallon, the ingrate, soon found a way to get back at NOSLINA,the very organization that brought him to prominence .

In his plot,Sheku Kallon would kill two birds with one stone. He would not only demean NOSLINA but would get at the COCORIOKO Editor , Rev. Kabs-Kanu , whom he hates like poison .Kabs-Kanu, incidentally, had been voted to receive the prestigious NOSLINA Award for Community Service and Leadership .Sheku Kallon, obviously did not like this. What did he do ? He went to an unblessed online discussion forum where he spewed the satanic lie that the COCORIOKO Editor did not really win the vote for the award. According to him, the Editor was given the award because he had publicized NOSLINA--An organization that has the ability to publicize itself, bursting indeed at the seams with an abundance of tenured and veteran journalism and Mass Communication professors and other PH.D holders. With the quality of its personnel, how would NOSLINA reward one website for publicity when each and every member has the capacity to set up a fantastic website through which they could promote their organization more colorfully and vigorously than COCORIOKO ?

Secondly, why would NOSLINA award its nominated honorees by pitching them against people living in their community ? They do not live in Somerset, New Jersey to know in depth the personalities of the honorees. The Editor has nothing negative to say about the other gentleman . They both live in New Jersey and are playing different but very important roles in the community. While the young man is a church Chairman, the Editor is a Minister of the gospel . As a matter of fact, he was once a member of the Editor's congregation at a Sierra Leone church Kanu co-pastored .Also while the yoing man is in the health care profession, the Editor is a teacher and a journalist. Where is the basis for comparison therefore ? It is like putting Edwin Van der sar of Manchester United and Emmanuel Adebayor of Arsenal in the same category. This is certainly bound to be lop-sided because Van der Sar is a goalkeeper while Adebayor is a Centre Forward. Both men have completely different roles to play on the soccer pitch. No comparison of them would be fair. If you want to compare how good Van der Sar is, compare him to another goalkeeper, like Peter Cech of Chelsea. That is the only way you will make a fair and congruent analysis. We are sure NOSLINA knew that.

But in the SLPP-obsessed mind of Sheku Kallon, no lie is too incredulous, once it involves besmearing a good man who unfortunately is not SLPP and is infact APC. Sheku Kallon had to lie to make it seem like the award that the APC Government -supporting Rev. Kabs-Kanu got is tainted.

Well, after remaining silent for days, NOSLINA has come out to refute Sheku Kallon's lies. They had to do it, REGARDLESS of whose ox they gored. The truth had to be told. Though members still consider the errant Sheku Kallon a brother, they had to nail his lies to the counter to preserve the respect and integrity of their awards.

HERE IS THE NOSLINA STATEMENT :

NOSLINA PRESS RELEASE: 2008 AWARDS SELECTION PROCESS


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The Board of Directors and Executive members of the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America note with dismay the publication in The New People Online Newspaper of April 20, 2008 a series of false, misleading and blatantly malicious allegations pertaining to our 2008 Awards selection process. In the strongest possible terms we jointly and collectively write to refute the several baseless assertions, lies and innuendos that purport to describe our selection process as racist and blinded by some members being operatives of the ruling party in Sierra Leone. Everyone should know that we take serious umbrage to wild and spurious allegations demeaning the quality of our process and our collective decision in granting awards to individuals we collectively deem worthy and meritorious.

In correcting the false allegations we wish to state most categorically and emphatically that we followed a process agreed to by a substantial majority of the board and executive directorate by applying procedures that were democratic, fair, and equitable. Irrespective of the number of rounds we voted, the final outcome was a decision of the majority and was protected by the principle of collective responsibility. Any other claims purported to be made by a NOSLINA source, irrespective of rank or office within NOSLINA is soundly false, egregious, unfounded and baseless.

We wish to reinforce and underscore our long held principle that NOSLINA is non-partisan and non-political and our membership is open to Sierra Leoneans and non-Sierra Leoneans irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity, or political affiliation. For example, our current Board Recording Secretary who participates at almost every meeting, (including the meetings to select award recipients), is a white American lady: Yet we are accused of voting with racist tendencies to guarantee that non-Sierra Leoneans could never win. Another active board member is a White American male. Over our ten year history, we have given our highest awards to at least three Non-Sierra Leoneans. This claim about voting on racist grounds is preposterous, illogical, baseless, and bigoted and we strongly refute it.

Similarly, our organization is accused of harboring “operatives” for the APC party: Yet our highest award recipient last year was the first Secretary General of the SLPP and later a strong stalwart and public supporter of the PMDC. We saw no public aspersions from those same “operatives” alleged to be contaminating the quality of our awards this year. Again, NOSLINA is a diverse organization and we value our approach of interconnectedness for the good of all Sierra Leoneans.
We write to reassure Sierra Leoneans, friends of Sierra Leone, and the general public, that no one is receiving an award in 2008 that did not receive either a unanimous or majority decision of the voting members during the selection.

No one functions within our organization as an operative of a political party that we are aware of, and that we have knowingly allowed, to further their goals in our deliberations. We are cognizant of the fact that each person has a right to their own political views and opinions and, as long as they do not inject their political positions to influence the organization and its deliberations, we take no offence. No one has ever articulated what is, or perceived to be, racist or tribalistic views in our board deliberations. Any claims to the contrary are malicious, incendiary, and pernicious and calculated to negatively mislabel one of the longest, finest, and most successful Diaspora organizations for Sierra Leoneans in the US.
We collectively assure the public that NOSLINA remains true to its ideals and will enter our second decade united in a common cause to help promote the development of our country and recognize the contributions so many people make to the advancement of our nation and our people everywhere.

SUBMITTED BY AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PER BOARD MEETING HELD SUNDAY APRIL 20, 2008 AND SIGNED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD BY SUNA NALLO , DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND DESMOND DECKER , BOARD MEMBER THIS 23RD DAY OF APRIL, 2008.

FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE NEW PEOPLE ONLINE NEWSPAPER AND OTHER RELEVANT ONLINE DISCUSSION GROUPS.


Subject: Re: REMEMBERING SHEKU KALLON
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 09:07:19 08/25/08 ()
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Please stop posting my old articles. All of these people--Sylvia Blyden, Sheku Kallon etc. --that I once disagreed with are now my friends. The world of journalism is a humble-and-tumble world and journalists cross-swords every now and again , but there is an affinity between journalists . Do not try to make much out of the quarrels of journalists. That was how Sheku Kallon felt about me at the time and that was what I too felt about him, but we are journalists. We too do forget and move on.

I am even helping Sheku Kallon promote one musical tour. Therefore drop the matter and concentrate on something else. Your intention may not be bad but let's forgive and forget.


Subject: Re: REMEMBERING SHEKU KALLON
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 09:28:44 08/25/08 ()
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"...Please stop posting my old articles. All of these people--Sylvia Blyden, Sheku Kallon etc. --that I once disagreed with are now my friends..."
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REV. Kabs Kanu:

With DUE RESPECT, SIR, sometimes you set yourself up for mockery. DID NOT JOE BIDEN AND HILLARY CLINTON SAY VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, CRITICAL AND DAMAGING THINGS ABOUT OBAMA, AND NOW THEY ARE "FRIENDS"? Did the media destroy the critical remarks made by these people because they are now Obama's "friends"?

I think as a Rev. and an icon you should be careful about what you write...because WORDS ARE LIKE ARROW, ONCE YOU RELEASE THEM YOU CANNOT RETRIEVE THEM?

... NEED I REMIND YOU THAT THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH?

Please note that there is no love lost, SIR,...GO EASY ON THAT "DELETE BUTTON" OTHERWISE YOU ARE GUILTY OF CENSURESHIP!

ALL MY LOVE AND BEST WISHES!


Subject: Re: REMEMBERING SHEKU KALLON
From: Divisive
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Date Posted: 09:49:04 08/25/08 ()
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The problem with you is you are too divisive. You like to knock people's heads together. What Kabs is probably telling you is let-bygones-be-bygones.Stop digging up the past.


Subject: Re: REMEMBERING SHEKU KALLON
From: Dr. C. CURTIS-THOMAS
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Date Posted: 17:50:48 08/25/08 ()
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"...The problem with you is you are too divisive. You like to knock people's heads together. What Kabs is probably telling you is let-bygones-be-bygones.Stop digging up the past."
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REV KABS KANU:
As a REV YOU should know what the BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE TONGUE:" He who keeps or holds his tongue keeps his life". (I am paraphrasing as I cannot reference the exact words. Go read the Bible, which you should be doing to begin with instead of "talking of nothing", and get the exact words).

Talking about "talking of nothing", reminds me of "ROMEO AND JULIET"..."Peace, peace,peace Mercucio, PEACE OH thou talkest of NOTHING..."

Did I hear you say, " TRUE I talk of dreams, which are THE CHILDREN OF AN IDLE MIND, BEGOT OF NOTHING BUT VAIN FANTASY..."? RESEARCH THE REST!

"REBELOUS SUBJECT...ENEMY TO PEACE..."( Romeo and Juliet)

...OH, you said: "What Kabs is probably telling you is let-bygones-be-bygones.Stop digging up the past."

In medicine there is a saying, " the RISK of somthing happening is A HISTORY OF IT...".

Finally, and I do not intend to sound exhaustive, as a REV. KABS KANU SHOULD KNOW," ...AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, WITHOUT SURRENDER BE ON GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD TERMS WITH OTHERS...".

NUFF RESPECT!


Subject: Re: REMEMBERING SHEKU KALLON
From: other side
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Date Posted: 09:01:40 08/25/08 ()
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Publisher's Voice On NOSLINA Story and New People Policy

USA: Sheku Kallon Jr:

I wanted to reach out to the readers of the New People and my fellow Sierra Leoneans as one of the publishers of the New People and the former Executive Director of NOSLINA to set the record straight on one or two stories that have appeared in the online edition. I also wanted to share a policy of the New People so you understand what is driving us.

First on the policy of the New People: The New People is an independent newspaper and is not the organ of the SLPP. Yes, in the interest of full disclosure, the New People is ideologically aligned with the ideals of the SLPP. There is an editorial team that is responsible for the articles and stories you read. As publisher, I have taken the stance not to interfere with the work of the editorial team or influence the stands they take on issues affecting the country or the stories that are published. The only guideline the editorial team has is to ensure they cross check the stories before publishing them and to ensure it does not conflict with the National Security interests of our beloved Sierra Leone. From time to time, our team will get a few facts in a story wrong but on the most part the crux of our stories are on point.

On the story about NOSLINA that has appeared in the New People I want to correct a few errors that the editorial team had wrong. For one, NOSLINA did condemn the AFRC coup that toppled the SLPP in 1998 and the organization worked tirelessly lobbying the international community to restore the democratically elected government. The second error in the report is that Cecil Blake was never an Executive Director of NOSLINA but a Board Chair. These are the errors that I am aware of and cannot speak on the other allegations made in the story. As for the reason why Dr. Marda Mustapha and myself were not elected to the NOSLINA Board, I cannot speak for the writer of the story but for myself. Yes I am an outspoken supporter of the SLPP and have made a few enemies within NOSLINA because I thought those people were politicising the organization's goals.

I happen to believe that people vote their conscience and hopefully for what is in their best interest. It is my opinion (not a statement of fact) that some people voted against having me on the NOSLINA board because I was standing in the way of their political objectives, opposed the granting of an award to Kabs Kanu who everyone knows has made Cocorioko a mouthpiece for the APC and Ernest Koroma and finally because the New People investigative team exposed the backroom deals to ensure Kabs Kanu received the award. In my opnion, a politically neutral journalist would have been deserving of a NOSLINA community service award being that we are a non political, non profit group. By giving Kabs Kanu an award it sends a message that NOSLINA condones his work on Cocorioko and I am on record during the deliberations of having opposed it.

I want to assure Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone to know that I have no axe to grind against NOSLINA and will not do anything to destroy what I and many others worked very hard to rebuild after the organization almost became irrelevant to the people of Sierra Leone after 1998. I have confidence in the current Board Chair Don Taylor and the Executive Director Suna Nallo in carrying out the objectives of NOSLINA. Due to a reprioritization of what I want to spend the precious little time I have after family and work, I chose not to continue as Executive Director of NOSLINA. I was even offered to be the Chair of the Board by a few people and I turned it down to focus on my family and partisan politics in the SLPP. I sincerely felt that NOSLINA should be non-political and my declaration to support the SLPP put me in conflict of being at the helm of NOSLINA. I did want to continue serving the organization and felt I could do so as a Board Member but mainly because I am personally responsible for recruiting over two thirds of the current NOSLINA Board. I did not want to abandon the organization after having recruited them to serve.


Subject: news
From: organic
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Date Posted: 08:35:14 08/25/08 ()
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Congratulations to the new APC-North America executive
- Sunday 24 August 2008.
EDITORIAL


We received news, on Saturday night, of the election of a new APC-North America executive headed by former Acting chairman Osman Conteh of Washington DC.

Apart from Osman, we at the Vanguard know some of the new executive members (they had graced our pages with some fine writing). There is the feisty and no-nonsense Essa Thaim-Kurugba, a very good writer well known to our readers (he is now the Public Relations Officer); there is Mohamed Forna, alias Yamba Lawyer (now the treasurer). Mohamed recently wrote for us a very politically blunt article on his home chiefdom, Gbonkolenken,in the Tonkolili district of northern Sierra Leone. We also know Abdul Kamara, alias Chief (now General Secretary) another PV contributor and fine writer in his own right. And so on.

These are not Noble Laureates, but dedicated men who love their party and their country in a way and manner seldom seen in most Sierra Leoneans. Their passion is sometimes so strong that they frequently send us very fine copy that we simply could not resist.

They are always ready to confront opponents, take blows and deliver same in the world of politics without flinching. African politics can be tough and the APC in North America seems to have full confidence that these men are willing and ready to be democratic foot soldiers to serve the party in and out of Sierra Leone. They are very dedicated and very loyal (basic requirements in the rough and tumble world of politics) and very willing to make sacrifices. A lot of them also seem to have a grassroots pedigree, one of the strengths of the ruling APC, a party that emerged, more than 40 years ago, from very ordinary and very humble Sierra Leoneans, what is commonly known as the masses.

We therefore wish them well and urge them to reach out to the other contestants who did not get elected in the interest not only of the APC, but of Sierra Leone as a whole.

Our country needs serious people to handle its political affairs. You don’t always need to be in Sierra Leone to play that role. The ball is in your court, gentlemen. Good luck.

The two major political parties in Sierra Leone (the APC and the SLPP) now have new executive members in North America, dedicated and battle-hardened loyalists ready to spring into action. Let’s wait see what they can do for party and country. The future seems interesting. Very interesting.

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Subject: Thaim Kurugba - a good writer?
From: Dehunge
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Date Posted: 08:56:01 08/25/08 ()
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If Essa Thaim Kurugba is a good writer, i am a rocket scientist


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba - a good writer?
From: Not At All
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Date Posted: 09:37:10 08/25/08 ()
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He does NOT need to be a Wole Soyinka. However, a PR officer for a political party should achieve some basic academic standards. Look at the front page of cocorioko and see the nonsense he has put there. Street language like "here's the kicker" should not be a PR's choice of words. Besides, what was he actually saying in that writing? Thaim Kurugba is an intellectual joke, and he should not be a PR for a political party.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba - a good writer?
From: organic
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Date Posted: 11:17:55 08/25/08 ()
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Okay, that's your opinion but the people who voted for him think otherwise. What about the controversial Alpha Saidu? I think he is also good in his own way and the SLPP guys voted for him.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba - a good writer?
From: organic
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Date Posted: 09:18:47 08/25/08 ()
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He is not a Wole Soyinka,but he writes well, in his own way. Good writing is in the choice of words and the passion behind them. Academics and scientists are sometimes not good writers because of that. Think about it.


Subject: Re: Thaim Kurugba - a good writer? hmmmm....
From: History Professor
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Date Posted: 09:47:58 08/25/08 ()
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Please help me find the socialist principles here?

The content of the article seems to contradict the title, unless "feeling of more than a slight twinge of disparagement [whatever that means] for socialism" is intended to praise its principles. Or, if socialists are supposed to support harsher penalties for embezzlers and tax evaders than for violent rapists of little girls (I really don't think he meant to say this, but it reads this way).
I am not sure, however, that the excerpt to which I am referring (pasted below for convenience)expresses the writer's own sentiments, or if he is addressing some popular myth about socialism, only to dispel it. In any event, it really makes no sense as written.

The title led me to expect a bold and clearly defined manifesto of socialist principles and attitude change in the APC; I found instead another piece of poorly worded, unrefined anti-SLPP propaganda that defies the rules of grammar and logical reasoning.

APC IS ALL ABOUT SOCIALISM, DEMOCRACY AND ATTITUDE CHANGE.

".... With socialism and attitude change, I have two ideologies I have concerns about, these are:

(1) - I don’t have a problem with a government that gives a stiffer punishment of jail time to someone who tries to evade paying their taxes, embezzling of government funds, operating a retail store without a license, or smuggling his/her own food products across our boarders to make more profit, than they do to someone who rapes a dozen little girls. I find that with each passing month I learn more bit about my lovely country (Sierra Leone) that bring forth a feeling of more than a slight twinge of disparagement for Socialism and attitude change. I'm all for helping out others and sharing and being kind etc, but should the government really step their foot into every aspect of our lives and make giving money for the society to benefit from a chore or burden rather than something people should probably do willingly? I hear that “in a practical ideology, members of the Judiciary panel should contribute as much as reasonably possible. Here's the kicker. Who defines what's reasonably possible and how is this socialistic method of tax collection practical? For a land that is widely seen as a free nation where people can live and love at their leisure there seem to be an awful lot of restrictions to just how much freedom is appropriate, at least financially. I guess that as long as you give the government the cash they demand from you, and more, all is well."


Subject: SAM-SUMANA IMPLICATED?
From: Cocaine in my Brain
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Date Posted: 07:39:42 08/25/08 ()
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The New People Newspaper Online Sierra Leone News and Alternative Perspectives on News, Events, and Policies in Sierra Leone .
News Story
SAM SUMANA/APC-Guinean Cocaine Links: VP Sam Sumana's Guests & Unauthorised Flights; Cocaine Kingpin in Guinea; Presidential Order Flouts Money Laundering Laws.
8.23.2008
FREETOWN: ABDULAI SAMURA-The proof is incontrovertible! The evidence is as clear as can be. Vice President Sam Sumana is neck-deep in the cocaine affair, but he has so far been spared the necessary press coverage. On December 15, 2007, at 1820hrs, a Grumman 2 from GUINEA-CONAKRY, Registration NI39CF, made an unauthorised landing at Lungi International Airport. The crew of the flight was arrested by Sierra Leonean security officials at Lungi accordingly. During interrogation, the crew told security officials that the purpose of they were GUESTS OF THE VICE PRESIDENT. Accordingly, the office of the Vice president confirmed that the crew were indeed guests of the vice president and that security officials MUST DESIST FROM searching the plane. That crew and plane departed Sierra Leone on 17th February 2008.

Then there was the second illegal landing of another plane from GUINEA-CONAKRY. It was a Grumman 4, registration N13AR. The permit (permit number 23492) for landing was issued by Mr. M. A. Bangura of Civil Aviation. The said purpose of the illegal landing was "to bring spare parts for the Gruman 2 that had landed. Like the first plane, the plane was piloted by Latin American looking males. they told security officials that they were uests of the VICE PRESIDENT and they had brouht spare parts for the first aircraft. The air controller on duty was suspended for allowing the illegal landing - although orders had come from above for him to allow the landings. In line with those "superior orders from above" (from the office of the VICE PRESIDENT AGAIN), the suspension was revoked and the air controller was found not guilty. The plane offloaded baggage that was on the first plane (the Gruman 2) and the plane left accordingly for Conakry, Guinea on 25 December 2007 at 1327hrs.

The third landing was again ultimately authorised by orders from above. It was a Boeing 737, registration number CP2507, allegedly from Ndjamena, Chad, which illegally landed at Lungi airport at 1416hrs on April 27, 2008. The reason for the illegal landing was given as "crew rest and refuelling" and the crew claimed that they were here at the behest of the office of the Vice President. When officials were asked by the senior security official who is one of our sources, he was told that "the records are with civil aviation" and that these were "orders from above." The senior security official was not satisfied with this response and he pursued the issue further. This led to the suspension of I.M. Manley (AIS officer) and M.A. Bangura (operations officer, civil aviation). Both men were subsequently reinstated again upon "orders from above" connected with the Minister of Transportation and Aviation and the Office of the Vice President. The plane continued to South America (allegedly, Brazil) and departed Lungi International Airport on 2nd May, 2008 at 1428hrs.

Add this to the VICE PRESIDENT'S CLOSE RELATIONSHIP with Cocaine Kingpin, Gibrilla Kamara (GK) and readers will be least surprised to hear about confirmed sightings of GK in Guinea Conakry where he is the guest of Osman Conte, the son of President Lansana Conte, who has been named in several international reports as being deeply involved in drug transiting and trafficking in the West Africa sub-region. Senior security officials here have confirmed that GK is indeed in Conakry,Guinea at a beachside villa owned by a "senior state official." A source close to the office of the vice president has also confirmed to The New People that the vice president has received telephone calls from Guinea, some of which are private calls. The New People is tracking telephone records which it will soon display here prominently to confirm or retract this assertion.

Recently, when Zainab Conte (nee Kandeh) the Sierra Leonean wife of President Conte was caught illegally moving more than 230,000 (two hundred and thirty thousand Euros) in contravention of money-laundering laws in Sierra Leone, orders from State House hastily ordered the security officials to release Zainab Kandeh (whose mother and Aunt are also very close to President Ernest Bai Koroma. Why the State House is quiet about Vice President Sam Sumana's drug links and his links with illegal landings at Lungi but hastily sacks Kemoh Sesay and brandishes him as associated with the cocaine trade smacks of political gerrymandering. It is all about the persecution of Port Loko Themnes all over and the sparing of the Kono "sacred cows."


Subject: Re: SAM-SUMANA IMPLICATED?
From: dumbeh
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Date Posted: 08:44:03 08/25/08 ()
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we want to hear the other side. How about talking to sam-sumana or somebody in the vice-president's office? Are you guys journalists or politicians? Chai!


Subject: Re: SAM-SUMANA IMPLICATED?
From: One Country, Many Cannibals
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Date Posted: 08:33:48 08/25/08 ()
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Take this cock-and-bull story and shove it up Sheku Kallon's black ass! Seems you cannibals are still asleep.Wake up and live in the world of consciousness and reality.It is crystal clear that the SLPP will not rule Salone for many,many, many years to come because the people have decided to say no to CANNIBALISM, TRIBALISM CORRUPTION and REGIONALISM and have therefore chosen the APC to be the ideal party to eliminate all these evil trade marks of the SLPP. No amount of stupid and senseless propaganda will stop the dynamic and trustworthy APC from taking Salone to the top of the development and progress cone.Asshole Sheku Kallon is just trying to be famous or noticed with these drivels.
To bring down the APC he has to be born again five times by a virgin or else he is not man enough.


Subject: THE APC'S LORD'S PRAYER
From: alieu sesay
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Date Posted: 06:38:11 08/25/08 ()
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PRESIDENT WHO IS IN STATE-HOUSE, BITTER IS HIS NAME,HIS GOVERNANCE IS HERE, OUR WISH IS UNDONE, IN HERE AS IF IT IS IN ZIMBABWE, LET US BE FREE AND DO WHAT WE WANT, AND FORGIVE US ALL OUR SINS, BUT WE WILL NOT FORGIVE U AS U SIN AGAINST US. YOU LEAD US INTO FRUSTRATION AND DELIVER US INTO HARDSHIP, FOR WICKED IS YOUR KINGDOM, YOUR POWER IS BRUTISH, WE'LL VOTE YOU OUT IN 2012. AMEN


Subject: Alfatiha so that SLPP remains forever in the opposition!
From: One Country, Many Cannibals
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Date Posted: 08:36:43 08/25/08 ()
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Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeen!


Subject: Re: THE APC'S LORD'S PRAYER
From: Amen
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Date Posted: 06:45:29 08/25/08 ()
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Blessed is the man who rises early to prayer. His petition shall be granted.


Subject: Re: THE APC'S LORD'S PRAYER
From: SALIFU PAPAH
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Date Posted: 09:48:18 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
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May your prayer and wishes send back fire on you and your family.Because the bible condems fulcification in the word of God. And He who disrespect the his leader will never have prosperity rains on him.Those who are busy turning around the good works of others will never have praises in waht ever they do in their life,for what so ever a man soweth, that he shall rip.May you and your family never benefit from the good works of the APC, so you will always see sierra leone like hell.

God Punnish you.


Subject: WHO IS OSMAN CONTEH (APC NORTH AMERICA CHAIRMAN)
From: Syl
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Date Posted: 20:10:58 08/24/08 ()
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My dear APC members of North America,

Elections are meant to be won or lost, let us move forward in the interest of mother Sa Lone. Can someone please tell us a little bit about the chairman elect? It will also be useful to indicate the chapters that participated in the election. All the elected officials were either from DC or GA.

Cheers,
Syl


Subject: Re: WHO IS OSMAN CONTEH (APC NORTH AMERICA CHAIRMAN)
From: CocainRioko
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Date Posted: 20:15:02 08/24/08 ()
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You do not want to know. A man of zero substannce


Subject: "MAM TO MAN IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UNJUST!
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 19:37:07 08/24/08 ()
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Q: Can you comment on the recent UN reports indicating higher rates in conflict areas and high-traffic zones?

"...The conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia may very well be ‘life imitating art’. The international human rights groups detailed atrocities such as rape, body mutilation, and torture. New reports now indicate that child soldiers committed a number of the most violent crimes. These children, victims themselves of broken down societies, are now at the center of an upsurge of HIV cases being reported in war-ravaged countries as diverse as Angola, Sierra Leone and Cote D’Ivoire. More so, in recent years, insidious, criminal and potentially implosive practices such as Child trafficking and prostitution have gradually been mixed into this already murky, grim, pediatric milieu. Over a million children, many of them AIDS orphans, are trafficked each year and exploited as slave laborers, sex slaves and soldiers across the planet. The UN estimates this racket generates $7-10 billion annually for the traffickers. ‘This practice is endemic in certain parts of Southeast Asia such as Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam and Thailand where young women and girls are trafficked for the sex industry’. The countries of the former ‘Iron curtain’ such as Romania are particularly vulnerable. After a quarter century under the despot Ceausescu, its population of Pediatric AIDS patients and orphans has overwhelmed this impoverished nation. Some estimates place the number of orphans and street children as high as 200,000. These children have progressively become prey to an international roaster of pedophiles and pimps. Child Rights Advocates warn that child sex peddling and trafficking will destroy the social and political framework of several societies and fuel the HIV pandemic with catastrophic results!" (Dr. Chedi achebe)


Subject: Re: "MAM TO MAN IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UNJUST!
From: History Professor
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Date Posted: 20:00:23 08/24/08 ()
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Yes, this is a heart-wrenching state of affairs across the world. Below is a link to an organization, founded by a young man named Kimmie Weeks, which is trying to combat these horrible effects of war on children and youths in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

http://www.youthactioninternational.org/yai/index.php/projects/sierra-leone/


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Scholarships: Youth Action International will continue to maintain two scholarship programs in Sierra Leone. - One provides scholarships to pupils graduating from the the Milton Margai School from(of) the blind and enrolling in regular secondary and high school-. THe second scholarship benefits young women in slum areas in Freetown.

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I appreciate your comment and also the link to the website. The following was taken from that website:

"About Youth Action International
Youth Action International, or YAI, is a global nonprofit working to rebuild war-torn African communities. The organization establishes safe and healthy environments for women and their children by providing for their core needs and developing new community infrastructure. YAI is run by a network of young international leaders who are defining a new approach to delivering humanitarian aid. By leveraging the use of local materials and employing local people, YAI maximizes the economic and social impact of programs which include building schools and playgrounds, as well as micro-lending.

YAI was started and inspired by acclaimed youth activist Kimmie Weeks, a survivor of the Liberian Civil War. At age nine, after nearly being buried alive as a result of disease, hunger and suffering, Weeks pledged to spend his life helping children. At age 16, Weeks successfully headed Liberia’s Children’s Disarmament Campaign, an effort to lobby the disarmament of approximately 20,000 Liberian child soldiers. Two years later, his work led Liberian President Charles Taylor and his government to attempt to have Weeks assassinated. As a result, Kimmie was forced to flee to the United States.

While in the U.S., Kimmie continues to grow his vision and invite other youth to partner in the mission. YAI focuses on post-war countries that have faced the worst situations of all - they are beyond the need of international emergency services, but not yet advanced enough to have a self-sustaining commercial economy. These countries face the daily realities of hunger, and a lack of basic needs such as clean water, safe schools, parks and medical care.

We inform young people in industrialized countries about the plight of the world’s children and channel their desire to create positive social change. We create tangible opportunities for young people to take action.

Some of Youth Action International’s current projects include rebuilding playgrounds destroyed by the Liberian civil war, being involved in partnerships to establish the first center for war-affected women in Sierra Leone, and providing long-term scholarships to encourage girls to stay in school from primary school age through college.

There are many ways to help Youth Action International. We have active chapters at colleges and universities across the United States. Donations will help alleviate the suffering of many children living in regions affected by disease, poverty, and conflict.

A snapshopt of YAI’s impact on women and children in 2007:

100,000 West African youth benefit from YAI’s youth empowerment programs.

5,000 children climb on a new playground and rediscover their youth through YAI and the power to play.

700 youth in the U.S. are actively engaged through YAI member chapters. YAI speaking tours reach 40,000 youth each year, world-wide.

400 single mothers gain work skills, receive micro-loans and claim a place of influence in their communities.

200 young women learn via lifetime scholarships and experience the strenght of education.

300 children heal from illness through medical care and receive the opportunity to grow to their full potential.

150 Ugandan families receive agricultural training and seeds to become self sustainable."


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Interview with Dr. Chidi Achebe

Adeze Ojukwu

adezeo@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Dr. Chidi Achebe is a United States-based physician. His commitment to issues about Africa is quite remarkable. The focus of an earlier discussion with Dr Achebe was a robust review of contributions of the African Americans to the US. Just last week, Dr Achebe, who has just been appointed as the medical director of Whittier Street Health Center, Boston, granted another interview to ADEZE OJUKWU, currently in the US, on the imperatives to curb the Human Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), which is decimating a lot of African countries and communities. The profound expertise and eloquence he displayed in the two interviews bear credence to Achebe’s commitment to public service.


Dr. Achebe was educated at Bard College where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences, History, and Philosophy. He also holds two Ivy League medical degrees -- a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MD degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed postgraduate studies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. Dr Achebe is the son of world-acclaimed novelist, Prof Chinua Achebe.

Whittier Street Health Center Boston, which he now superintends, is a large Community Health Center with a solid reputation for its committed Medical staff and the provision of quality health care to the residents Of Boston. It has a staff of over 110 full time employees, and an Operating budget of about $10 million. About 50,000 patient visits are Recorded annually.

The Boston Medical Establishment is considered America's most elite And prestigious medical community. Boston is home to 3 of America's Leading Medical Institutions - Harvard University Medical School, Boston University Medical School and Tufts university Medical School, as well as numerous world-class institutions, hospitals and medical centers. It is also a city steeped in historical and civil rights milestones. The First Black Nurse Mary Eliza Mahoney, graduated here in the mid 19th century (1879, as well as several others in a myriad of medical endeavors.

It was quite intellectually stimulating to speak with Dr Achebe on his latest treatise on HIV/AIDS entitled ‘AIDS: A DISEASE OF MASS DESTRUCTION,’ where he stressed the need for government and all stakeholders to intensify efforts in fighting the disease because ‘it is an assault to our shared humanity.’

He began his treatise with an allusion to George Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple. “The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that is the essence of inhumanity.” Throwing more light on the spread of the disease in Africa Dr Achebe, elaborates his views with well-researched references.

Here are excerpts:

Q: Please give an overview of the AIDS pandemic as a health issue.

‘It is now impossible to view the AIDS pandemic solely from the vantage point of its health ramifications. Like a tornado wreaking havoc to everything in its path, AIDS has also torn the social, economic and political fabric of several societies to shreds.’

‘In January, 2000, while speaking at the UN Security Council session, James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, stated: “Many of us used to think of AIDS as a health issue. We were wrong…nothing we have seen is a greater challenge to the peace and stability of African societies (and much of the world) than the epidemic of AIDS...we face a major development crisis, and more than that, a security crisis.”

Four years and more than eight million deaths later, an equally passionate and resolute Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, said in reference to AIDS-“A real weapon of mass destruction”. He bemoaned the world’s relative inaction to combat this pandemic as “callousness that one would not have expected in the 21st century”…for which history would judge us all “harshly, very harshly”.

‘It might appear that Annan and Wolfensohn were echoing an ancient declaration of Bantu philosophers: “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu - a human is a human because of other humans.” This proclamation “represents an African communal aspiration which teaches us that our humanity is contingent on the humanity of our fellows…and that no person or group can be human alone. We rise above the animal together or not at all’, in the words of Prof Chinua Achebe.

Our collective record on AIDS, clearly suggests that we have not yet tamed this ‘animal’, and should compel us to hire many more ‘animal trainers’ to rescue the world’s most vulnerable groups from the clutches of this infectious holocaust.

The Modern Day Plague: Facts and Figures

“When was such a disaster ever seen? Even heard? Houses were emptied, cities abandoned, country sides untilled, fields heaped with corpses, and a vast dreadful silence settled over all the world”. The Italian writer Francesco Petrarch wrote these immortal words in the 14th century about the Black Death or Bubonic Plague, an epidemic that eventually wiped out one fourth of Europe’s population. He could very well have been writing about the modern day plague AIDS, a pandemic that has already claimed 21 million lives around the world and promises to decimate scores of millions more. Today, there are over 42 million people worldwide infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Three quarters of that number or 31.5 million people live on the African continent. Last year, there were 5 million new cases of HIV infection across the globe. Of the 3.1 million people that died of this scourge in the past 12 months, 2 million were African. In several Southern African countries such as Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa and Zimbabwe, up to a third of the population bears the burden of HIV infection. What this means is that in the absence of safer sexual interventions, a sexually active young adult growing up in this part of the world where the life expectancy is now only about 44 years, has close to 80 percent chance of dying from this dreaded disease. A recent UN policy document provides this spine chilling snap shot of the magnitude of the devastation: “22,000 people in the mainland SADC (Southern African Development Community) region are dying every week from AIDS.”

Q: What is the situation in other regions?

The tentacles of this deadly disease extend beyond the African continent. Peter Piot, Director of UNAIDS (The joint UN program on HIV/AIDS) informs us that “AIDS is traveling along social fault lines and exploiting weakness, hurting both lives and economies” all over the world. The countries of Central Europe and the former “Communist block” such as Romania stand at the precipice of a looming AIDS catastrophe. In this region, the number of HIV infections has increased by nearly 25 percent over the past 12 months! Some of the most severely affected countries include the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as the Ukraine. In the Russian Federation, estimates currently place between 600,000 to 1.5 million people infected by this virulent pathogen. More recent epidemics have been reported in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, while the dissemination of HIV continues unabated in Moldova and Kazakhstan, according to UNAIDS findings.

Asia has also recorded HIV cases leap by 10 percent. The implications are huge considering that, the two most populous countries China and India, now account for nearly 5 million of the world total. Unfortunately, several experts believe that the statistics out of ‘closed societies’ such as North Korea are a gross underestimation of the true picture of HIV prevalence in this region. In Latin America and the Caribbean, there are now over 2 million people whose lives have been forever altered by HIV. The developed world has about 1.6 million HIV cases. In the wealthiest of nations, the USA, 1 in 250 people (or just about 1 million individuals) bear this yoke, although only half of this number is aware of their condition!

Q: In your views which group is most affected?

The face of AIDS/HIV belongs to our youth, women and girls – three groups that bear the burden of the pandemic. Adolescents and young adults 15-24 in age account for half of the 5 million new cases of HIV infection worldwide, as well as a third of the world’s total population of HIV positive individuals - 11.8 million people. To place this in frightening, vivid context: 7000 youth a day or one every 14 seconds become infected with HIV around the world! Contributing to this almost cataclysmic picture is the exploding population of orphans left behind as casualties of AIDS deadly toll. Clearly, orphans represent another cruel legacy of the pandemic.’

When Charles Dickens crafted his perennial classic Oliver Twist, a harrowing social commentary about an English orphan in 19th century England, he could not have possibly imagined that a disease called AIDS would emerge, and make the difficulties depicted in his astounding novel seem like “a walk in the park”. Going by UNAIDS figures, today, there are about 13.4 million children worldwide who have lost one or both parents to the AIDS pandemic. This number is expected to nearly double to 25 million by 2010.

Sadly, Asia with 65 million orphans, 2 million from AIDS, has the greatest number of orphans. Latin America and the Caribbean are home to about half a million AIDS orphans. Two countries alone in this region - Haiti and Brazil – possess more than 60 percent of this total. Proportionately, however, Africa faces the brunt of this crisis. The continent has 34 million orphans - a number that is expected to increase to 42 million by 2010. AIDS orphans account for a third of this total or 11 million children. Over the next 7 years, in the absence of much needed assistance, we may watch helplessly as 12 percent of all the children in the continent – 20 million – join this statistic. Three of Sub Saharan Africa’s most populous nations - Nigeria, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo - will supply the greatest number of children to this pool. However, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana, are on a trajectory to witness an almost insurmountable exponential increase in the population of AIDS orphans over the next decade, as the third of their populations already infected with HIV, make the transition to AIDS, and sadly, death.

Q: What are the immediate implications of this trend?

Orphans are often cared for by extended family members such as grandparents ill prepared physically, financially and socially for this new challenge. As a consequence, these children face grim prospects. They are often stigmatized by society, live in poverty, are more likely to be malnourished, attend school less frequently than their peers, and have a greater incidence of psychological illnesses such as Post traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depression, Anxiety and Behavioral problems. All this portends a bleak future for these ‘parents and leaders of tomorrow’. The Executive Director of UNICEF, Carol Bellamy believes that “we must respond to the devastating statistics by addressing the needs and rights of both orphans and vulnerable children whose parents are still living”. One novel strategy would be to shore up the treasuries of several of the more than 75 programs, NGOs and organizations in 22 countries such as Save the Children that work with children affected by AIDS.

Q: Can you comment on the recent UN reports indicating higher rates in conflict areas and high-traffic zones?

The conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia may very well be ‘life imitating art’. The international human rights groups detailed atrocities such as rape, body mutilation, and torture. New reports now indicate that child soldiers committed a number of the most violent crimes. These children, victims themselves of broken down societies, are now at the center of an upsurge of HIV cases being reported in war-ravaged countries as diverse as Angola, Sierra Leone and Cote D’Ivoire. More so, in recent years, insidious, criminal and potentially implosive practices such as Child trafficking and prostitution have gradually been mixed into this already murky, grim, pediatric milieu. Over a million children, many of them AIDS orphans, are trafficked each year and exploited as slave laborers, sex slaves and soldiers across the planet. The UN estimates this racket generates $7-10 billion annually for the traffickers. ‘This practice is endemic in certain parts of Southeast Asia such as Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam and Thailand where young women and girls are trafficked for the sex industry’. The countries of the former ‘Iron curtain’ such as Romania are particularly vulnerable. After a quarter century under the despot Ceausescu, its population of Pediatric AIDS patients and orphans has overwhelmed this impoverished nation. Some estimates place the number of orphans and street children as high as 200,000. These children have progressively become prey to an international roaster of pedophiles and pimps. Child Rights Advocates warn that child sex peddling and trafficking will destroy the social and political framework of several societies and fuel the HIV pandemic with catastrophic results!

Q: What are the gender dimensions of the pandemic?

Women now comprise 50 percent of those infected with HIV across the globe. It is even higher in Africa with a figure of 58 percent. Women and girls under the age of 24 now make up nearly two thirds of those living with AIDS worldwide. In the United States, women of color account for the majority of new AIDS cases. African American women and Latinos comprise 31percent of US female population, yet they represent 77 percent of AIDS cases in women. As of December 2000, AIDS according the Center for Disease Control (CDC), had become the leading cause of death for African American women in the 25-44 year bracket! Most of these infections occur during unprotected heterosexual intercourse; a practice that bears the risk of sexually transmitted Infections (STIs) such as Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, Syphilis as well as Hepatitis B and C. These infections in turn, can dramatically augment the probability of HIV transmission. Medically, the risk of HIV infection during unprotected sex is 2-4 times higher for women than men. Young women and girls are even more vulnerable because their reproductive tracts are still developing. I wish to emphasize this point. Sustaining tears in the tissue allow easy access to infection. Increased exposure to HIV amongst women and girls could also mean amplified numbers of HIV positive pregnancies and an escalating risk of pediatric AIDS cases through vertical transmission (mother to child) or during breast-feeding. This is already the case in many parts of Africa. Geeta Gupta, president of the International Center for Research on Women, believes that women are limited in their ability to control these infections because of their low social status in many societies and the power men yield over their sexuality. She explained: “In many countries the power imbalance in heterosexual interactions leads to a culture of silence that surrounds women’s sexuality. This restricts women’s access to information about their bodies and about sex, which in turn contributes to their inability to protect themselves against HIV infection.” It is little wonder; therefore, that marriage does not always protect women from these risks. ‘In Pune, India, a study in an STI clinic found that 25 percent of the 4000 women attending the clinic were infected with an STI and 14 percent were HIV positive and 91 percent of these women had only one partner - their husbands!’ Studies out of Kisumu, Kenya and Ndola, Zambia and released by UNICEF, indicate that ‘teenage brides 15-19 in age in these African countries are becoming infected with HIV at higher rates than sexually active unmarried girls of similar ages. The studies found that HIV rates in the husbands, who were frequently much older than their brides, were higher than in the boyfriends of sexually active teenage girls’.

Q: This is quite depressing. What is the way out of this dilemma?

Several studies in East Africa and amongst sex industry workers in Thailand have shown the precipitous drop in the rate of STIs with enhanced education of women. The race to halt the deadly march of AIDS across the globe could very well lie, in part, in addressing one of its core causes – ‘gender inequality’. Empowering our women and girls with education and the means to protect themselves from HIV – the choice of sexual abstinence, female condoms, male condoms, microbicides, routine STI check ups etc is particularly salient. Other important strategies that involve the media in this battle, as well as the funding of local women’s groups and experienced NGOs could prove not only novel but also timely. This multi-pronged effort may turn out to be a key ingredient in saving the species from this infectious nightmare.

Q: Can you shed more light on the much discussed next Wave of AIDS expected to hit Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, China and India.

It is alarming. We are in the midst of an anticipated decade long increasing in the number of HIV cases worldwide. Five of the world’s most populous nations - Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, India and China are expected to fuel this explosion. In these countries, HIV positive cases will more than double from 14-23 million combined currently, to an estimated 50-75 million by 2010. This will eclipse the 30-35 million HIV infected individuals living in Southern and Central Africa, an area considered the epicenter of the pandemic! By decade’s end, China will house between 10-15 million HIV positive individuals, Russia 5 to 8 million; Nigeria 10-15 million and Ethiopia 7-10 million people infected with the deadly virus. India will possibly be home to 20-25 million HIV positive persons by 2010, making it the highest projected increase of any country! In almost all the countries, a number of factors will fuel these projected increases. Risky sexual behavior, poor public services, complacency, misinformation and the wall of silence among the leadership surrounding AIDS, ineffectual or non-existent government policies, limited resources, and uncertain, often unstable political and social infrastructures, are among the factors that will help to drive the infection rates skyward.

Q: Can you give an over-view of the Nigerian situation.

Many believe that Nigeria is ‘a disaster waiting to happen’. With a population of about 130 million inhabitants, Nigeria is Africa's most populous country. One in seven Africans is a Nigerian as is one in ten blacks on the planet. ‘It’s total area of 923,768 sq. km, makes it is slightly larger than twice the size of California.’ Nigeria is the 9th largest oil producer in the world and the principal oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. The Nigerian economy is heavily dependent on the oil sector, which accounts for around 80 percent of government revenues, 90-95 percent of export revenues, and over 90 percent of foreign exchange earnings. I believe that the HIV epidemic threatens the social, political and economic vitality of Africa’s second largest economy and most densely populated country. The National Intelligence Council – an agency that advices the US government and the CIA – believes that “the disease is likely to negatively impact almost all sectors of Nigeria’s economy by 2010. AIDS will take a heavy economic toll by robbing the country of many key government, professional and business elites and by discouraging foreign investment, although the oil sector is unlikely to be hurt significantly.’ Current estimates place the spread of HIV in Nigeria at the rate of one person per minute! Prevalence of HIV infection in Nigeria stands at about 5.8 percent. This moderately low statistic (as compared to other African countries), which is expected to double in less than a decade, may hide the fact that Nigeria currently has over 4 million people living with HIV!

‘Heterosexual transmission of the HIV virus is the primary mode of spread in Nigeria and infections appear to be as numerous in the rural areas as in the cities.’ Like much of the developing world, the sexually active 15-24 year demographic appears to be the most vulnerable to HIV infection, with prevalence as high as 12 percent in some States. Simmering under the radar screen and shielded by a cloak of denial, is the homosexual transmission of the virus particularly in certain metropolitan areas, same sex (male) boarding institutions, the prisons, and the military. ‘The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) estimates that 15-20 percent of Nigerian soldiers live with HIV/AIDS’ which is 3 times the national average! Other studies indicate that ‘the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria is significantly ahead of that in India, China, and Russia – already advancing well beyond high risk groups and into the general population.’ In the next 10 years, it is predicted that Nigeria will have between 10 and 15 million individuals infected. Experts warn that if aggressive action is not taken to combat HIV, Nigeria will almost certainly take over from South Africa as the country with the most HIV cases on the African continent! What this means is that Nigeria will have more HIV cases than the combined total in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Uganda today!

HIV prevalence differs widely from region to region and from State to State in Nigeria. The North in general, has the lowest HIV prevalence in the entire country. At 0-2.5 percent, Jigawa State has the lowest recorded HIV positive inhabitants in the nation. However, the North Central Zone in which the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja is situated has an HIV prevalence of about 7percent. Garki, a suburb of Abuja, holds the dubious distinction as the home of the nation’s highest documented municipal prevalence for HIV, estimated at or above 10percent. Benue State, where some estimates place the HIV prevalence in certain villages and towns as high as 20percent, is believed to have the highest prevalence of HIV of all the states in the country. Akwa Ibom State also has an HIV prevalence that exceeds 10percent. Equally disturbing is new data about HIV in the 6-10percent-prevalence range or higher out of Cross River, Plateau, Gombe, sections of Rivers State around Port Harcourt as well as parts of Lagos State. Lagos, the nation’s commercial capital with an abundance of Red light districts, has an HIV prevalence of 6.7percent. According to the USAID, HIV prevalence among sex workers in Lagos rose from 2percent in 1988-89 to as much as 70percent by 1995-96! Kaduna, Bauchi, Taraba, Kogi, Enugu, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Edo, and Delta States have HIV prevalence in the 5 - 7.5percent bracket, while Imo, Abia states, the Southwest and much of the extreme north have recorded HIV prevalence of about 2.5- 5percent.

Q: Is there a correlation between International Prostitution and the augmented threat of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria?

You are aware that since 1992, Italian authorities have compiled data on the upsurge of Nigerian women and girls who have been trafficked to that country prostitution. Their documents have unraveled an elaborate scheme that has exploited these women and girls for sex, often with the blessings of their families. The scenario is captured by a Migrant Information Program Report: “Nigerian girls and women are contracted in the suburbs of cities such as Benin City, and towns and villages all over Edo, Lagos and Delta States in particular, and in the countryside throughout the South in general. Nigerian ‘business men’ in conjunction with the Italian underground controls street prostitution of Nigerian women and girls. There are 3 levels of organizations in the trafficking of Nigerian women and girls: The first centers around the ‘Mama’ living in the country of origin; the second centers around the ‘Nigerian Mama’ in Italy; and the third, the ‘messengers’, the persons (usually men) transferring the money from Italy to Nigeria. Madams act as ‘go-betweens’ for the girls and women and the traffickers. Money is sent to the madam to pay the debt to the traffickers and to the girls’ families.”

By 1996, Nigerian sex workers had become the largest group of migrant women working as street prostitutes another study posited. A confirmation of this fact was brought vividly to light in 2000, ‘when 3000 Nigerian prostitutes were reportedly threatened by Italian authorities with deportation for ‘sex crimes’, a reproach that was buttressed by the arrival of plane loads of Nigerian daughters, sisters and mothers from Italy at Nigerian airports. Despite campaigns by Nigerian authorities, international exploitation of Nigerian sex workers has spread unabated. In France and Spain in 2003, authorities in those countries smashed elaborate prostitution rings with bases in Nigerian and Morocco, which supplied a steady stream of Nigerian girls and women for prostitution throughout the European Union.’

Public health experts throughout the world have for years been concerned about the devastating social, political and health ramifications of international sex trafficking on Nigeria and its young women. A Nigerian physician based at Yale University Medical Center, vividly describes what this development portends for Nigeria: “Nigeria already has 1 million female sex workers…that is 1 for every 60 men…..Abuja alone has over 15,000…. Increased prostitution of all kinds will mean increased cases of STIs and HIV, because we are dealing with a clientele where over 60 percent refuse to have sex with condoms. Intermingled in all of this are gender inequality and exploitation issues, the breakdown of family values, and erosion of human dignity… For the HIV/AIDS projections: ‘think of it as throwing dynamite into a Bonfire’!

Q: Can you comment on some other contributing factors?

Several other factors have contributed to the rapid spread of HIV infection in Nigeria. Some of these include “high prevalence of untreated sexually transmitted infections (STIs), low condom use, poverty, illiteracy, and the dismal quality of the health system. Some others include lack of effective leadership and/or political complacency, gender inequality, stigmatization and denial of HIV risk among vulnerable groups”. In addition, it is said that only 60 percent of Nigerians have even heard of the disease. Nigeria also has one of the worst blood transfusion safety records in the world! Dr Chinua Akukwe’s expert analysis on this subject points out that “Nigeria has one of the highest unsafe blood transfusion rates in the world, at 14 percent. In some hospitals in Nigeria, 60 percent of blood transfusions may not undergo internationally acceptable screenings!”

Q: What strategies should be adopted?

Strategies to combat the epidemic in Nigeria will involve some if not all of the following: • Strong political leadership, • Effective policy and advocacy; • Improved STI intervention and treatment; • Sex worker health and education programs; • National condom program; • Empowerment of women and women’s groups; • Promoting high risk behavior change; • Improving the health care system; • Stimulating HIV/AIDS research; • Local production of Anti retroviral medication; • Increased local and international funding for AIDS prevention and treatment; as well as safer sex prevention and education programs • Effective and concerted media campaigns; • Well organized HIV surveillance and • Creation of a reliable database for HIV/AIDS programming.

Q: Apart from the current WHO-driven 3x5 initiative can you identify other viable therapies?

A lot is being done in the health community to produce and provide the vital medications for patients and the list includes the following:

 Who’s 3 x 5 Initiative Of the 5-6 million individuals infected with HIV in the developing world, only 400,000 have access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). The World Health Organization and UNAIDS have launched the laudable “the 3 by 5 Initiative” that aims to place 3 million HIV patients on ARTs by 2005”

 Local production and/or distribution of Anti retroviral medication is crucial in the most severely affected countries. South Africa, Botswana and Nigeria (not very successfully), have started pilot programs aimed at providing these life-sustaining medications to their HIV infected citizens.

 Research and development of new HIV therapies. New classes of drugs such as Non-nucleoside reverse transcr1ptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), as well as a new generation of protease inhibitors have shown great promise in the treatment of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year announced the accelerated approval of a new class of medications called fusion inhibitors. Fuzeon (enfuvirtide), the first of what is expected to be several other drugs in this class, is designed to be used in combination with other anti-HIV medications to treat advanced HIV-1 infection in adults and children ages 6 years and older.  Improved STI intervention and treatment (see above under prevention)

 Finally, the war against HIV/AIDS will require an integrated battle on all fronts - funding, leadership, prevention and treatment in order to be truly successful.

Without a concerted effort to aggressively curb this pandemic, one can expect cases of this dreaded disease to grow exponentially, leaving unimaginable death, despair and destitution in its wake. It is therefore essential that we strive to realize Dr. Peter Piot’s dream of a world where ‘the next generation, our children, are free of HIV and grow up in a world without AIDS; where those who are living with HIV receive the care and support that they are entitled to; and finally, where the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS is finally defeated.

Q: Funding is another contentious issue. What is your candid opinion on this?

It is clear that more money should be allocated to eradicate AIDS and its co-morbidity threats TB, Malaria. In the past 12 months, about $4.7 billion was spent on AIDS treatment and prevention in the most affected countries, which is a 50 percent increase from last year. This is still half of the projected $10 billion needed annually to fight the disease according to the World health Organization (WHO). America has led the way by spending more than $32 billion on AIDS in one form or the other – research and development of medications, direct aid to countries, NGOs, programs, agencies and prostates, since the pandemic began. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with its $26 billion endowment, has compassionately allocated billions towards this fight. Under James Wolfensohn, the World Bank has more than quadrupled its AIDS funding. The aforementioned $15 billion AIDS initiative announced by the Bush Administration further highlights America’s great generosity.

Having said that, much more funding is needed. The twenty-year old goal that the UN set of asking developed countries to spend 0.7percentof GNP on foreign aid annually is reasonable. It still means that the US, with an 8 trillion dollar economy, could spend $56 billion comfortably every year for this purpose. In practical terms, it means that the US could allocate several billion dollars every single year to the fight against AIDS. The European Union and Japan, countries that benefited from the US backed largesse of the “Marshall Plan” after World War II, have, up till now, a dismal record of AIDS funding. With a combined GNP of over $11 trillion, these countries could easily afford $77 billion annually for foreign aid. A fraction of this amount will be enough to fund the much-needed war against AIDS, TB and Malaria. As the G-8 meeting approaches later this year, and with the historically generous and compassionate Dutch taking over the helm of the EU, it is hoped that AIDS, TB and Malaria funding will take center stage of the global agenda. There is no better time than under these present circumstances to cancel Africa’s foreign debt. Finally, countries most severely affected by the pandemic must raise their own funds internally to fight HIV/AIDS and increasingly harness and utilize their resources efficiently.


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Posted by Okoru dog wae kill lepet on August 24, 2008 at 11:12:14:

In Reply to: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING posted by two brain on August 24, 2008 at 10:57:11:

"Your post reflects your lack of depth of the Geo-cultural politics of sierra leone. Poro is Politics in the mende areas of sierra leone and the FORCED INITIATION of young men into that society reflects an ominous violation of the individual rights of those who do not want to belong but are forced to do so and badly reflects on our societies lack of intestinal fortitude in protecting the innocent..."


Subject: Rascallism or scampism...who taught who...S.L.P.P/A.P.C.?
From: SORIE Jawara
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Date Posted: 14:33:53 08/24/08 ()
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In some societies it is prohibited :" Young men and women should not laugh ..ha ha ..he..he.. where elders are rubbing their heads and pulling left jaw muscles". Laughing is decoded as rudeness and lack of sympathy for elders, koboko will be used to stop the honest lip biting laughs, wah ...wah..but is this fair? Kindolo is in big trouble because he laughed when he saw president Ernest Koroma, former president Tejan Kabbah and honorable Solomon Berewa doing the kitikata rub heads and muscle pulling. A hot debate " RASCALLISM/SCAMPISM...WHICH PARTY IS THE TEACHER". Wasps, many Sierra Leoneans know about the rascallities of the past and now, so what is the rock throwing about? If S.L.P.P. AND A.P.C. cannot come together and apologize for rascallism/scampism , then justice and democracy are in serious trouble.Should there be headaches in finding who are guility? Yes, because Satan is still arguing that he did not do anything wrong in the garden and he is a victim of unfortunate circumstance.If Satan is right ,then hell to justice and democracy.


Subject: Did I hear you say, "Happy Birthday, Dr Siaka Stevens"?
From: Chiefdom Council of Elders
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Date Posted: 13:28:17 08/24/08 ()
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SIAKA PROBYN STEVENS
(1905-1988)

(The Sierra Leone Club)


Siaka Stevens was born on August 24th, 1905 at Moyamba in what is now the Southern Province. He was educated at Albert Academy and much later at Ruskin College, Oxford, where he studied Trade Unionism. On leaving school, Stevens joined the Sierra Leone Police Force and rose to the rank of First Class Sergeant and Musketry Instructor. From 1931 to 1946, he worked on the construction of the Sierra Leone Development Company (DELCO) railway, linking the Port of Pepel with the iron ore mines at Marampa. He later became Station Master and Stenographer at Marampa. A co-founder of the United Mine Workers Union, he was appointed to the Protectorate Assembly in 1946 to represent the interests of workers. Elected to the Legislative Council in 1951 as second Protectorate member, he was appointed in 1952 as Sierra Leone's first Minister of Mines, Lands and Labour. In 1957, he was elected to the House of Representatives as member for Port Loko East Constituency, but lost his seat as a result of an election petition. He later fell out with the leadership of the ruling S.L.P.P. and broke away to help found the People's National Party of which he became the first Secretary-General and Deputy Leader.
When the United National Front (U.N.F.) Government was formed in 1959, Siaka Stevens was not included in the Cabinet since he had earlier lost his seat due to an election petition against him. He did however participate in the Independence Talks in London as the Deputy Leader of the P.N.P. which had then become part of the U.N.F. On the conclusion of the talks, however, Siaka Stevens was the only delegate who refused to sign the Independence Agreement on the grounds that there had been a secret defence pact between Sierra Leone and Britain. The U.N.F. position that there would be no elections before independence may have been the main reason for Siaka's refusal to sign since this position would have effectively shut him out of the political process. Siaka was promptly expelled from the party on his return from Britain, but less than a month after his expulsion, he launched his Elections Before Independence Movement (EBIM) which was later to be transformed into the A.P.C.
Siaka Stevens successfully exploited the disenchantment of North­ern and Eastern ethnic groups with the S.L.P.P. to forge the A.P.C. with such Northern leaders as S.I. Koroma, C.A. Kamara-Taylor, M.O Bash-Taqui, S.A.T. Koroma and S.A. Fofana, and to forge an alliance with the prominent Kono political leader, PC T.S. M'briwa, and his Sierra Leone Independence Movement (S.L.I.M.).


Sierra Leone Money In the 1962 General Elections, Stevens' A.P.C. became the main Opposition Party, winning sixteen seats, while Stevens himself was returned to Parliament as member for Freetown West II. He served the municipality as Mayor in the same year. His party won the 1967 General Elections, wiih Stevcns retaining his seat in the Freetown West II constituency. He was appointed Prime Minister, but was detained by the Military and denied the Premiership until ihe over­throw of the Military Gov­ernment of the National Reformation Council (N.R.C.) in 1968 when he was reappointed Prime Minister. In April 1971, he introduced a Republication Constitution and became President of the Republic a day after the Constitution had been ratified by Parliament.

The first General Elections under the Republican Constitution were held in 1973, but the Elections were marked by so much violence that the Opposition S.L.P.P. withdrew. The year 1978 saw the introduction of a One Party Constitution, and this marked the end of Opposition Parties in Sierra Leone. Siaka Stevens survived two attempted coups d'etat, and met violence with violence. However, as he succeeded in consolidating power in his hands, violence and political tensions gradually subsided.

Siaka Stevens sought to open the ranks of the party to all sectors of the community and to maintain a rough balance between ethnic groups, academics, clerics, businessmen and traditional rulers. His later years in office saw the gradual moulding of diverse groups into a unified nation, the progessive lessening of cultural and regional tensions and the creation of a more homogeneous political commun­ity.

The overall impact of these developments was lo provide relative stability and gradual acceptance by all Sierra Leoneans of the authority of the A.P.C. Government. Il was little wonder therefore thai (here was no hilch when the time came for Siaka Stevens to pass on the mantle of leadership to a younger man. He will long be remembered for his wise sayings, and it could be said that he heard "Sh Sh . . " and, being (he wise chicken he always has been, got out of the way before a stone hit him on the head.

Doctor Stevens died on 28th May 1988 in Freetown.


Subject: Re: Did I hear you say, "Happy Birthday, Dr Siaka Stevens"?
From: man pikin
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Date Posted: 15:06:46 08/24/08 ()
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May His Soul rest in peace. "Pass ah die"


Subject: JOHN LEIGH AND THE ENGLISH PROFESSOR.
From: Bra Enviable
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Date Posted: 13:26:42 08/24/08 ()
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Mr. English Professor, please note the following. Each time a writer tries to be didactic on a public forum by criticizing someone else's grammatical ability, scholars are sure to fix their gaze on the person claiming erudition. The headline under which John Leigh is being lectured, albeit imprecisely, should read "The Reeducation of Lawyer John Leigh," and NOT "The Re-educating of Lawyer John Leigh."

Your comprehension of the words "compare" and "contrast" is fogy at best. Contrasts, in comparative terms, are made to liken things, scenarios, objects, etc, in order to reveal the similarities and differences thereof. You attempted to teach John Leigh the grammatical subtleties between "equate" and "compare," but the absolute lack of clarity in your explanation only leaves students more confused. While wishing you good luck in the "reeducation" of John Leigh, I must remind you that anyone claiming a professorial status in the Queen's language needs a fair mastery of words and their proper use.


Subject: Re: JOHN LEIGH AND THE ENGLISH PROFESSOR.
From: English Professor
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Date Posted: 15:56:28 08/24/08 ()
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Mr. Enviable, your bias is again rearing its head!

1. When John Leigh initiated the attempt to "educate" his correspondent, you said nothing. When I reviewed his claims of expertise, suddenly you discovered your obligation as a "scholar" although you had failed to 'fix your gaze on the person (Leigh) claiming erudition?!' Paddi lef dis bias bizness.

2. My explanation of Leigh's mistake was not foggy. Far from it. You were too busy repeating and expanding JL's mistake to give yourself a chance to understand my explanation.

You expanded Leigh's mistake by saying that "Contrasts, in comparative terms, are made to liken things, scenarios, objects, etc, in order to reveal the similarities and differences thereof."

That is simply not true. Contrasts show ONLY differences -- never similarities. By contrast (here I am risking you saying the folowing explanation is "fogy" :-) only the word compare involves 'the revelation of any similarities and differences.' I can't make that point any simpler than I did for Leigh.

Lastly, the title of the thread was retained for consistency. That does not mean that I am responsible for its accuracy. So your labored correction is a labor in misdirection, as you have been informed. I am nor more responsble for that gentleman's mistake than I am for your mistake in finding my explanation to be "fogy" when there is nothing foggy about it.


Subject: "is Bra Enviable a "Mendeman" like LAWYER John Leigh?
From: Chiefdom Council of Elders
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Date Posted: 17:34:38 08/24/08 ()
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"Mr. Enviable, your bias is again rearing its head!

1. "When John Leigh initiated the attempt to "educate" his correspondent, you said nothing. When I reviewed his claims of expertise, suddenly you discovered your obligation as a "scholar" although you had failed to 'fix your gaze on the person (Leigh) claiming erudition?!' Paddi lef dis bias bizness." (English Professor)


"...As they say in Mende, Jeppeh Londoh." (Bra Enviable)


We a tempted to ask "is Bra Enviable a "Mendeman" like LAWYER John Leigh? If YES, is it tribalism "rearing its head"? WE WONDER!


Subject: Re: JOHN LEIGH AND THE ENGLISH PROFESSOR.
From: Chiefdom Spokeswoman
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Date Posted: 13:46:22 08/24/08 ()
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"The Reeducation of Lawyer John Leigh," and NOT "The Re-educating of Lawyer John Leigh."
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The "Chiefdom Council of Elders" used the word "re-educting", and consequently takes full responsibility for the error. We appreciate the correction.

Please be aware that English is our FIFTH LANGUAGE!

AGAIN,THANKS FOR THE CORRECTION.


Subject: Re: JOHN LEIGH AND THE ENGLISH PROFESSOR.
From: Bra Enviable
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Date Posted: 14:54:06 08/24/08 ()
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Chiefdom Spokeswoman, Case closed. As they say in Mende, Jeppeh Londoh.


Subject: Re: JOHN LEIGH AND THE ENGLISH PROFESSOR.
From: zakmal
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Date Posted: 08:21:14 08/25/08 ()
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This is the kind of discourse we should appreciate in this forum as some of us are not as versed in the queen's language as these fine gentlemen. There is so much we can learn from our accomplished forumites. Some are paying a fortune for this previledge whilst we are receiving it pro bono.Thanks guys and stay blessed.


Subject: Re: JOHN LEIGH AND THE ENGLISH PROFESSOR.
From: Chiefdom Spokeswoman
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Date Posted: 09:12:38 08/25/08 ()
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"...Thanks guys and stay blessed."
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Don't mention...it is ALWAYS a pleasure!



Subject: THE RE- EDUCATING OF LAWYER JOHN LEIGH !
From: English Professor
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Date Posted: 11:44:02 08/24/08 ()
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Posted by John E. Leigh on August 23, 2008 at 10:18:33:

In Reply to: THE RE- EDUCATING OF LAWYER JOHN LEIGH ! posted by Chiefdom Council of Elders on August 22, 2008 at 23:03:00:

By the time of your graduation you might understand (depending on your IQ, etc.) that for comparisons to be valid, one must compare values/objects of similarities to determine genuine distictions, such as comparing an orange with orange; rather than an orange with a kola nut. The latter ought to be contrasted.
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Lawyer John Leigh, you have confused yourself. Comparing something to another means "to examine (two or more objects, ideas, people, etc.) in order to note similarities and differences."

That means you can compare any two items -- it does not matter whether they are similar or different. So, it is valid to compare an orange and a kola nut. The comparison may not yield similarities, but that does not mean the two can't be compared. It is also valid to compare an orange with an orange although the comparison may not yield any differences.

Your problem is that you wrongly think that to contrast is the opposite of to compare. It is not. To contrast is part of the process of comparing, the other part being identifying any similarities.

So, to sum it up:

To compare = to either equate and/or to contrast.

It does not mean that to compare = to equate.

I hope this helps. If you appreciate this lesson, please donate to an adult literacy charitable organisation.


Subject: John Leigh pees like a puppy, yet he wants to run with us!
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
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Date Posted: 12:00:11 08/24/08 ()
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"PLAGIARISM FOR DUMMIES" (Kutubu Koroma and John Leigh)


Joe Biden plagiarised Neil Kinnock speech(Telegraph.CO.UK.)

What's in a quote? For Joe Biden, his plagiarisation of a speech delivered by Neil Kinnock, then Labour leader, helped put pay to his own campaign to win the Democrats' presidential nomination more than 20 years ago.

The speech by Mr Kinnock, as he desperately tried to remodel and rebuild the Labour Party, was widely judged to be a dramatic and powerful piece of political rhetoric - making it particularly tempting, but also unusually unwise, for Mr Biden to borrow its most significant passage without attribution to the British politician.

NEIL KINNOCK at Welsh Labour Party conference May 1987:

"Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because our predecessors were thick? Does anybody really think that they didn't get what we had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? Of course not. It was because there was no platform upon which they could stand"

JOE BIDEN IN Sept 1987 during his first presidential campaign:

"Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go a university? Why is it that my wife... is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? ...Is it because they didn't work hard? My ancestors who worked in the coal mines of northeast Pennsylvania and would come after 12 hours and play football for four hours? It's because they didn't have a platform on which to stand."
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LAWYER John Leigh, OBJECTION OVERRULED!
Posted by Chiefdom Police,,,,copyright on August 23, 2008 at 15:54:22:

In Reply to: "PLAGIARISM FOR DUMMIES" (Kutubu Koroma and John Leigh) posted by Chiefdom Council of Elders on August 23, 2008 at 15:39:42:


LAWYER JOHN LEIGH, PLEASE NOTE:

Plagiarism is not copyright infringement. While both terms may apply to a particular act, they are different transgressions. Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of a copyright holder, when material protected by copyright is used without consent. On the other hand, plagiarism is concerned with the unearned increment to the plagiarizing author's reputation that is achieved through false claims of authorship."

HOPE YOU ARE SUFICIENTLY EDUCATED BY THE ABOVE!


Subject: How long shall we wait to develop strategies to save the fut
From: Tartaenom
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Date Posted: 10:56:13 08/24/08 ()
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I cannot be the judge of things at present, and those to come!

What I want to know is, does anyone know of a group of negroid hominoid that have set their goals to proserve and protect the future of their race?

Is the negroid hominoid a carefree hominoid?

Does the negroid hominoid really think about what the future of his offsprings may come to be?

When will the negroid hominoid start such proactive thinking?


Subject: Re: How long shall we wait to develop strategies to save the fut
From: Ruther
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Date Posted: 11:06:26 08/24/08 ()
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Many Africans are not aware of what they call 'THE FUTURE'. many live for today and think about waking up in the morning for the self only. Children are just a pride to show their fertility but not an investment to continue their race. they are content in believing that they are original and not much preparation is needed to fend for those coming to replace them tomorrow.

Just see how we are doing all over the world.


Subject: CHEZ WINAKABS EUROPE INVITES PYTHAGORAS TO THE FORUM!
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 10:22:34 08/24/08 ()
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BEING A VEGETARIAN IS NOTHING NEW


Posted by DR C. CURTIS-THOMAS (129.22.211.103) on March 14, 2005 at 21:21:31:

"THE SQUARE OF THE HYPOTENUSE OF A RIGHT TRIANGLE IS EQUAL TO THE SUM OF THE..." If you can finish that sentence, you, unlike me, must have stayed awake in geometry class, especially if you attended CKC and took "Technical Drawing" class with Brother Bernard! You also probably remember the name ( you guessed it right) PYTHAGORAS. His theorem is studied each year by thousands of high school students.


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Posted by Chez Winakabs Europe on August 24, 2008 at 09:16:17:

In Reply to: DO NOT FORGET YOUR VEGETABLES. posted by Charles Curtis-Thomas,RN, MD on August 24, 2008 at 09:01:45:

"Yes! Yes! CCT, I can answer this one although I was not present during Br. Bernard's time. Cannot remember my Maths teacher but this is what I can rember:

"the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the square of the other two sides."

What that means is, get an accurate measurement of the two angles that touch the right angle, square them and add them together then take the square root of that number and you'll have the length of the hypotenuse.
In mathematical terms it's:

A2 + B2 = C2

sadly, i did not take my GCE maths and have regretted it to this day. I was in between two skirts and forgot to wake up to go and take my maths that i had high hopes pinned on. That is life - you winsome you loose some.

How did I fair?


http://www.onlinephys.com/trigo3.gif
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In mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem (American English) or Pythagoras' theorem (British English) is a relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle. The theorem is named after the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, who by tradition is credited with its discovery and proof, although knowledge of the theorem almost certainly predates him. The theorem is as follows:

This equation provides a simple relation among the three sides of a right triangle so that if the lengths of any two sides are known, the length of the third side can be found. A generalization of this theorem is the law of cosines, which allows the computation of the length of the third side of any triangle, given the lengths of two sides and the size of the angle between them. If the angle between the sides is a right angle it reduces to the Pythagorean theorem.


Subject: Re: CHEZ WINAKABS EUROPE INVITES PYTHAGORAS TO THE FORUM!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 10:48:19 08/24/08 ()
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How did I fair CCT? I love science but was not fortunate to have taken them in my school exams. i enjoy helping my little ones.


Subject: Re: CHEZ WINAKABS EUROPE INVITES PYTHAGORAS TO THE FORUM!
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 11:15:11 08/24/08 ()
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"How did I fair CCT?"
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BRILLIANTLY! With your background, you can be an asset to the "young ones" in terms of encouraging them to take another look at MATH AND SCIENCE!


THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.


Subject: Re: CHEZ WINAKABS EUROPE INVITES PYTHAGORAS TO THE FORUM!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 11:22:04 08/24/08 ()
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Thank you CCT.


Subject: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
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Date Posted: 09:51:52 08/24/08 ()
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Police say that SLPP guns forces young men into Poro Society

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Posted by Forced cannibalism (195.93.33.8) on January 28, 2005 at 10:09:22:

"Word from back home is that Sama Banya, Paramount Chief Banya, John Benjamin, John Karimu and other SLPP kingmakers are forcing males to join the poro society in Kailahun. Even the police are complaining. This forced joining is to ensure electoral compliance in 2005 SLPP National Elections and 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The Poro Devil forces you to eat human flesh and thereafter do everything the bigmen in the Poro want you to do. The SLPP is a religion in those areas because of the fear of the Poro Devil.


Subject: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: two brain
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Date Posted: 10:57:11 08/24/08 ()
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Although this is not an issue to be discussed, I have to correct you in a fundamental way. Poro is not about canibalism. It is about the transition from a boy hood to a man hood, learning about your tradition and culture and standing up for the defence of your custum. I can assure you if Tejan Kabba was a member, the APC would never have got back to power. Our tradition normally warned a poro man not to allow a non poro man to lead you because he will lead you to a dust bin.

Poro is part of Sierra Leone's national traditional culture, the temene konos, kissy all have poro society so it is not a mende thing.


Subject: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: Okoru dog wae kill lepet
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Date Posted: 11:12:14 08/24/08 ()
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Your post reflects your lack of depth of the Geo-cultural politics of sierra leone. Poro is Politics in the mende areas of sierra leone and the forced initiation of young men into that society reflects an ominous violation of the individual rights of those who do not want to belong but are forced to do so and badly reflects on our societies lack of intestinal fortitude in protecting the innocent. However you also aluded to that in a very subtle way by the following statement:

"I can assure you if Tejan Kabba was a member, the APC would never have got back to power. Our tradition normally warned a poro man not to allow a non poro man to lead you because he will lead you to a dust bin."

So what is it? Are you too chicken to admit the truth of the negative influence of Poro in our political system. So who do you think should lead sierra leone? Only Poro men? Is that not a method of disenfrachising well intentioned people who are not members of cultural groupings that are in support of the poro? Can a member of the Wunde society lead sierra leone? How about Ojeh? how about Gbabgbani? How about Christians? Muslims?

The point I am making here is that we are limiting our leadership pool with these kinds of statements. If cannibalism were true would you admit to that? Point taken.


Subject: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: two brains
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Date Posted: 11:41:58 08/24/08 ()
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Poro, wunde, ojeh, gbabgbani, sokobana, the monday club in United Kingdom, Loge etc are all politics. why are you only concern with the mende poro? Why not the temene poro, kono poro kissi poro etc or the loge in freetown where serious political decisions were discussed.

No one is barred from contesting for the presidency but it makes sense if those that lead knew what is up there and can perceived things from a common stand point. That synergy is important for success. And that is a basis of every organisation anywhere in the world.

I told you that am a proud member of poro but canibalism is not part of poro. people who are indulge in such reprehensible acts do it for other reasons such as fetish.


Subject: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: Chiefdom Council of Elders
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Date Posted: 11:22:48 08/24/08 ()
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"...So what is it? Are you too chicken to admit the truth of the negative influence of Poro in our political system. So who do you think should lead sierra leone? Only Poro men? Is that not a method of disenfrachising well intentioned people who are not members of cultural groupings that are in support of the poro? Can a member of the Wunde society lead sierra leone? How about Ojeh? how about Gbabgbani? How about Christians? Muslims?"
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A VERY POWERFUL AND "AWARD-WINNING" STATEMENT!


Subject: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 11:01:41 08/24/08 ()
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A kind of rites of passage. The benefits from skills and tools employed for survival in extreme circumstances is one advantage any who go through the rite of passage will never forget. You become immune and invisible to any pain and condition save betrayal of trust.


Subject: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: Chiefdom Council of Elders
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Date Posted: 11:29:25 08/24/08 ()
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Is it true that the "PORO DEVIL SWALLOWS ITS INITIATES AND LATER SPITS THEM OUT"?


Subject: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 11:34:43 08/24/08 ()
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That is what differentiates the initiate and the non-initiate. secrecy is of paramount in this enclove. I am sorry CCE, I am unable to answer that question.


Subject: Chez lands a fatal and classic upper cut!
From: Rakah Fayrah
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Date Posted: 11:58:50 08/24/08 ()
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Doc behaviour oh behaviour! You nar 'gboarkah', avoid society talk or else the debull go tok insaiye you trosis jisnor!


Subject: Re: Chez lands a fatal and classic upper cut!
From: Chiefdom Council of Elders
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Date Posted: 12:12:08 08/24/08 ()
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"Doc behaviour oh behaviour! You nar 'gboarkah', avoid society talk or else the debull go tok insaiye you trosis jisnor!"
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Did you say, "gboarkah"? Lord ooooooh! ouswan dis? Did you say "EGBERE BATA"?


Subject: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: two brains
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Date Posted: 11:48:56 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Well said Chez

I can tell from your statement that you are a poroman. Trust can never be betrayed. So let them conject.


Subject: Re: SLPP, "PORO BUSH", AND CANNIBALISM; HOW TRUE IS THIS POSTING
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:53:02 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.13.202.130

Message:
That is the reality. Upholding the truth and guarding your society - no betrayal. Stay blessed fellow.


Subject: Cocaine
From: New People
To: All
Date Posted: 09:23:51 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.254.140

Message:
If the latest Cocaine story in the newpeople webiste is true, then I will support all the Port Loko people that Kemoh should be reinstated with an apology from the President, as it will appear that he has been made a scapegoat to cover up the VP and perhaps some other top people.


Subject: IS THIS WHO WILL BE WRITING FOR APC?
From: Joker As APC Public Relations Officer
To: All
Date Posted: 09:08:16 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Take a look at the lack of skills shown when the new APC public relations officer released a statement discussing what happened after a convention. Who will take such a poor, verbose writer seriously? Another "Injectment" writer at work.
_______________________________________________________

CONGRATULATION - APC NORTH AMERICA BRANCH, THE FIX IS IN
By Essa Thaim Kurugba - APC NA Public Relation Officer
Rumor mongering everywhere, in speculations about who will be the next APC Chairman in the North America . Undoubtedly, Unquestionably, Indisputably and Without a doubt, this race had just ended this afternoon at the Mirage Hall, Langley Park, Maryland.



Subject: Re: IS THIS WHO WILL BE WRITING FOR APC?
From: tit for tac
To: All
Date Posted: 00:29:57 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-235-94-197.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.235.94.197

Message:
head of mamy koss


Subject: Re: IS THIS WHO WILL BE WRITING FOR APC?
From: Naive
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:49 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.254.140

Message:
Looking at the calibre of many AP offials in Freetown, I do not see anything wrong with this comical english, and I can assure ou that this english is far sbetter than the english spoken and written in the cabinet meetings.


Subject: Re: IS THIS WHO WILL BE WRITING FOR APC?
From: Trouble
To: All
Date Posted: 09:40:30 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
Yesterday's elections has split the APC North America more , but hey, Osman has won so the others just have to accept.


Subject: DO NOT FORGET YOUR VEGETABLES.
From: Charles Curtis-Thomas,RN, MD
To: All
Date Posted: 09:01:45 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
BEING A VEGETARIAN IS NOTHING NEW


Posted by DR C. CURTIS-THOMAS (129.22.211.103) on March 14, 2005 at 21:21:31:

"THE SQUARE OF THE HYPOTENUSE OF A RIGHT TRIANGLE IS EQUAL TO THE SUM OF THE..." If you can finish that sentence, you, unlike me, must have stayed awake in geometry class, especially if you attended CKC and took "Technical Drawing" class with Brother Bernard! You also probably remember the name ( you guessed it right) PYTHAGORAS. His theorem is studied each year by thousands of high school students.

But Pythagoras was more than a Greek philosopher. He is also called "THE FATHER OF VEGETARIANISM" because he argued in favor of a fleshless diet, insisting that there were religious , physical, and ecological reasons for leaving animal products off the dinner table. For nearly 2,500 years Europeans and Americans labeled thoes who followed such dietary practices PYTHAGOREANS.

The term VEGETARIAN sprang from the British Vegetarian Society formed in 1847. There have always been vegetarians among earth's population, many choosing to maintain a plant-based diet out of neceessity rather than preference. During medieval times, grains and vegetables were regarded as animal food. Only poverty would compel a human being to include such fare.

Over time, however, meat became a status symbol. The more frequently you ate flesh (corpses, as George Bernard Shaw called it), the more elevated your position in society. One version of the English dictionary displayed this bias in its definition of oats: "OATS: a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland appears to support the people".

Vegetarianism is often linked to religion, and the strength of the tie seems to relate directly to the age of the belief system. Islam, at 1,300 years old, has no strong vegetarian heritage. Buddhists herald nonviolence and noninjury to living creatures and have done so for nearly 2,500 years. Hinduism can trace its vegetarian principles back some 5,000 years to the VEDIC scr1ptURES that eulogized the abstinence from meat and pleaded with the faithful to eschew flesh (corpses). Let's take a laughing break. A colleague of mine defined vegetarian as : " hindu for a failed hunter" (ha, ha, ha, ).

Jews cite the first chapter of Genesis as prescribing man's original diet : then God said ," I GIVE YOU EVERY SEED-BEARING PLANT( including "weed") ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH AND EVERY TREE THAT HAS FRUIT AND SEED IN IT. THEY WILL BE YOURS FOR FOOD" (Genesis 1:29). Despite this decree, Jews eventually came to view the absence of meat as a deprivation ( and I am guilty of this too, " o yah me salt pork wit me rough rice") , often abstaining as a symbol of grief and mourning( as ON GOOD FRIDAY). Early Christian, and to a large extent, present day christians, with its roots firmly planted in the Jewish tradition saw vegetarianism as a modified fast to purify the body.

Looking at vegetarianism on the health front,a study conducted recently revealed that vegetarians outlived the general population by 8.9 years. A growing number of people ( me included ) believe that a vegetarian diet is more healthful than meat eating, and millions (me included) have markedly reduced or eliminated RED MEAT from their shopping lists. The reasons for adopting the meat-free life-style range from the elimination of suffering caused to animals , health worries, and concern for the environment.

Today, a bronze likeness of PYTHAGORAS overlooks the ancient harbor of his namesake village, PYTHAGOREAN, on the Greek island of Samos. MORE THAN 2,500 YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE HE SAT ON THOES SHORES AND CONTEMPLATED MATHEMATICS AND THE MEANING OF LIFE. THE PHILOSOPHER WOULD BE GRATIFIED TO KNOW HOW WIDELY HIS VEGETARIAN DOCTRINE HAS SPREAD, BUT PERHAPS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED THAT IT IS ONLY FOR HIS MATHEMATICAL THEOREM THAT HE IS BEST REMEMBERED.


Subject: Re: DO NOT FORGET YOUR VEGETABLES.
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 09:16:17 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.243.51.109

Message:
Yes! Yes! CCT, I can answer this one although I was not present during Br. Bernard's time. Cannot remember my Maths teacher but this is what I can rember:

"the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the square of the other two sides."

What that means is, get an accurate measurement of the two angles that touch the right angle, square them and add them together then take the square root of that number and you'll have the length of the hypotenuse.
In mathematical terms it's:

A2 + B2 = C2

sadly, i did not take my GCE maths and have regretted it to this day. I was in between two skirts and forgot to wake up to go and take my maths that i had high hopes pinned on. That is life - you winsome you loose some.

How did I fair?


Subject: Re: DO NOT FORGET YOUR VEGETABLES.
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 09:21:51 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.243.51.109

Message:
A2 + B2 = C2 should read A squared + B squared = C squared (sorry no superscr1pt on this tender).


Subject: I salute this brother/sister!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 08:44:34 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.250.197

Message:
My detractor can now believe that I am not the names he continually ascribe to me.

Here is a statement from the honest noble amongst us to say s/he is not Chez:

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Posted by two brains on August 24, 2008 at 06:45:40:

In Reply to: Re: I KNOW THIS IS CHEZ{HINGA NORMAN A COINCIDENCE FOR SLPP} posted by Commission for the Advancement of Africans and African-Cario on August 24, 2008 at 05:02:37:

I swear by god/allah name that I am not Chez. I am two brains, Adu Conteh and James Mohai.

Thank you.


Subject: Reflection
From: DeBeers
To: All
Date Posted: 08:35:07 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.250.197

Message:
As a people in need of solutions to our problems, let us learn to read the suggestions and opinions of others relating to us.

Read the letter below and give your take.


Subject: Re: Reflection
From: clot
To: All
Date Posted: 13:25:25 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-98-14-200-25.nyc.res.rr.com at 98.14.200.25

Message:
Omos den pay you after den ab you r@$!


Subject: My Good Friend Foday Mansaray Is No More,APC'S P.R.O-------
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 08:22:27 08/24/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.251

Message:
With a very heavy heart, I regret to inform the general public that my good friend and brother, Mr.Foday Mansaray of New Jersey was grossly defeated in yesterday's APCNA elections for the position of National Public Relations Officer. I send my deepest sympathy to my good friend Foday Mansaray for this great loss.
Speaking to me after the elections a very senior official of the APCNA said that Foday was hand picked by the former chairman APCNA,Mr. Alimamy Kargbo to act as PRO and after a proper examination of his performance in office for over one year, the general membership came to the conclusion that, my brother Foday does not have what its takes to discharge the duties vested it that office.
When I heard that statement, I felt very bad for my brother Foday but I hope he will remember what I told him sometime ago, that "THE APC IS A PARTY THAT IS FULL OF VERY UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE".
I know for sure that my friend Foday Mansaray was very instrumental in the victory of the APC during the last elections. He gave the party the most valuable asset anybody can give, HIS TIME and he also spent a huge amount of his personal money to help the APCNA.
It pains my heart to hear that the APCNA does not appreciate his most wonderful contributions to the party.
I advice my friend and brother Foday Mansaray to stay away from the most evil people called APC. I pray that the Almighty God will console and bless my brother and very good friend FODAY MANSARAY.
Finally, let me take this opportunity to congratulate my brothers, Mr. Osman Conteh and Mr. Leslie Allen on their election as chairman and vice-chairman respectively. I wish them well.


Subject: Re: My Good Friend Foday Mansaray Is No More,APC'S P.R.O-------
From: Glady
To: All
Date Posted: 05:22:37 08/25/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.218.24

Message:
I am happy for my friend Foday.The position is useless and does not mean anything.It simply entails running around with APC officials from Freetown, and spend money on them.At times lend them money, which he will never see again.Let Foday enjoy his stay and his family life in USA


Subject: Re: My Good Friend Foday Mansaray Is No More,APC'S P.R.O-------
From: DIG DIG
To: All
Date Posted: 14:56:44 08/24/08 ()
Email Address: ABU@ AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-71-191-88-235.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.191.88.235

Message:
Saidu please mind your business.When SLPPNA elected you as pro does that mean slppna were UNGRATEFUL TO THE HOLDER OF THAT OFFICE BEFORE YOU?


Subject: Re: My Good Friend Foday Mansaray Is No More,APC'S P.R.O-------
From: Stupidity congress
To: All
Date Posted: 07:03:17 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
you nor kno say da baba day nar bikfool bobby e suck?


Subject: Re: My Good Friend Foday Mansaray Is No More,APC'S P.R.O-------
From: Stupidity congress
To: All
Date Posted: 06:55:34 08/27/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
you nor kno say da baba day nar bikfool bobby e suck?


Subject: CABINET RESHUFFLE?
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 08:16:04 08/24/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-64.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.64

Message:
Is it true that Prezo EBK will reshuffle his cabinet tomorrow? Can anyone confirm this? Thanks


Subject: Re: CABINET RESHUFFLE?
From: Info
To: All
Date Posted: 08:24:11 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.254.140

Message:
Yes it is true.Keep tuned


Subject: What is going on with Men?
From: Tufaced
To: All
Date Posted: 05:14:26 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.242.85.192

Message:
I asked my husband and a male friend this question. One answer I got, which did not satisfy me, is that “we women” tempt them with our low cut tops…seems very lame to me.
Anyhow, we have all been watching scandal after scandal on the news about men cheating, men predators, men pedophiles and men risking their marriages and careers for a piece of you know what.
I just read yesterday that one more megachurch leader was caught trying to seduce a 13 year old girl. Which makes me shocked, as if we can still be shocked. It seems that church leaders have huge egos and a big need for approval, and therefore have this feeling they are above the law and can get away with things. Maybe men who have need for power over others have a bigger sex drive? Or is it because they have more opportunities and access to younger women?
If I see a 18 year old boy who is cute, I will find him cute and it stops at that. I have no desire to bed him. So even with all the sociobiological explanations about the differences in men and women’s brains, I cannot understand why a grown up man can be so eager to have sex with girls their daughters’ age. And since I did not have an absentee father, I do not feel mesmerized by a much older man either.
Sex with prostitutes, sex with other men while they are married, sex with much younger women, sex with their secretaries or workmates, we read about it all the time. Most interesting, it is men in power who seem to be motivated to take these risks. Athletes, CEO’s, politicians and celebrities. Where money and power are involved, men feel it is ok to get off on their wildest fantasies, no matter what.
I cannot forget to add that with these Christian types, they are already lying to hundreds of gullible followers about the existence with a fantastic buddy in the sky and a connection with a man who is ever lived, did so more than 2000 years ago. So I guess cheating on their wives is not that big of a lie


Subject: Re: What is going on with Men?
From: Wanface
To: All
Date Posted: 06:27:51 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.240.96.23

Message:
Man is an explosive and luscious sought-after animal by the opposite sex. Man is a rare commodity and therefore scarce. Every man is entitled to at least six women. These women (6), to get on well, should learn to love and cherish this (1) man. They should look after him and he shall give them good products (offsprings)and these products can serve our nations well. Man should be respected! Woman means OUT OF MAN. These feminists who are in their mid-lives are the problem cause. They have reach their menopause - the time in a woman's life when menstruation diminishes and ceases, usually between the ages of 45 and 50 - and cannot handle the pressure that come after. In the olden days that is when a woman should be re-nurtured by the other wives, celebrating her menopausal stage. Greed and selfishness has come over women not to share this rare commodaity called "MAN". It is high time a movement put things right to bring our world to sanity.

You guys are too mkany and we are few - allow us to have at least six per person.


Subject: Re: What is going on with Men?
From: WOMAN
To: All
Date Posted: 06:38:27 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
This post takes the prize for most interesting ever on Cocorioko.


Subject: 6 Reasons Why Eliot Spitzer and Other Politicians Cheat
From: Fidelity
To: All
Date Posted: 05:13:01 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.242.85.192

Message:
6 Reasons Why Eliot Spitzer and Other Politicians Cheat on their Wives

The Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal has everyone asking why politicians cheat on their wives. Infidelity expert Ruth Houston gives 6 reasons why
When a cheating politician like Eliot Spitzer makes the headlines, everyone asks: Why would a successful politician like Spitzer jeopardize his marriage and his career by cheating on his wife?It’s a question infidelity expert Ruth Houston has been asked dozens of times in the wake of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal. Houston, the founder of InfidelityAdvice.com and the author of Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs
is frequently called on by the media to comment on infidelity issues in the news.
Politicians cheat on their wives or have extramarital affairs for a variety of reasons. The reasons are almost as varied as the cheating politicians themselves. Below, infidelity expert Ruth Houston gives six of the most common reasons why politicians, public figures, and other prominent, or rich and powerful men cheat on their wives.
1. A Sense of Entitlement
Politicians and public figures feel a certain sense of entitlement. They often feel that they can do whatever they want with impunity, and that includes having extramarital affairs. Since they consider themselves to be above the law, they feel they are exempt from the rules that apply to the rest of society.
2. The Thrill of the Chase
Many cheaters actually thrive on all the excitement associated with having an affair. They get the kind of adrenaline rush from cheating on their mates that they’d get from participating in skydiving or other high risk sports. Cheating politicians are no different. They get a charge from the subterfuge –
all the sneaking, lying scheming and other covert activities involved in keeping an extramarital affair hidden from public view.
3. Ego-Embellishment
Politicians and public figures also cheat for a variety of ego-embellishment reasons. Having an extramarital affair can bolster a cheating politician’s ego in two ways. It can boost a flagging ego, or it can feed the already inflated ego that many politicians have. They mentally congratulate themselves for being so clever, so cunning, so intellectually superior that they’ve outwitted everyone around them by hiding what they’re doing behind closed doors.
4. Infidelity as a Status Symbol
Many politicians and public figures view having a mistress or patronizing a high-priced call girl or prostitute as a status symbol of some kind. To many rich and powerful men, or other men in high places, the ability to afford a call girl of a certain caliber is the ultimate mark of success.
5. The Excitement of Engaging in the Forbidden
Just like ordinary men, sometimes cheating politicians engage in infidelity or extramarital affairs solely for the excitement of getting away with doing something that’s forbidden. They revel in the thought that they’re smart enough to elude detection by pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes.
6. The Knowledge that They Can Get Away With It
The main reason many politicians cheat on their wives and have extramarital affairs is because they are confident that they can get away with it. And countless numbers of them do. If they thought for one minute that they might get caught, most of them would never even take such a chance.
As a lawyer, Eliot Spitzer knew that what he was doing was against the law. He allegedly transferred funds to various places to hide the fact that he paid an elite prostitution ring for the services of a high-priced call girl. He arranged for this prostitute to commute from New York to Washington, D.C. and meet him in a hotel so he could cheat away from the sight of prying eyes. No one deliberately breaks several laws unless he’s certain he can do so without getting caught
What Can the Wife of a Cheating Politician Do?
Every politician’s wife should familiarize herself with the subtle signs of infidelity, because no matter how carefully a cheating politician tries to cover his tracks, there will ALWAYS be telltale signs. Since most of the signs of infidelity are subtle, knowing what to look for is the key. If the wife of every cheating politician owned an infidelity reference book like Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs
(Lifestyle Publications, $29.95), more cheating politicians would get caught long before their extramarital affairs were publicly exposed.
This book could spare many politician’s wives a lot of heartbreak and humiliation because it covers practically every known sign of infidelity, including the subtle signs women usually overlook. The signs are conveniently grouped into 21 major categories, so any wife can easily find the signs of infidelity that apply to her marriage, her circumstances, or her mate. For a free report entitled Is Your Spouse Cheating? - 21 Ways You Can Tell, e-mail InfidelityAdvice@gmail.com with 21 Categories Report - bz
in the subject line. This special report describes each of the 21 major categories of infidelity signs, and tells what kind of signs to look for under each category.
Having a good infidelity reference book in their personal library would help keep other politician’s wives from joining the ranks of Silda Spitzer, Dina McGreevey, Carlita Kilpatrick and other cheating politician’s wives.
For more information about infidelity, cheating spouses, and extramarital affairs, visit www.InfidelityAdvice.com or http://infidelitynewsandviews.blogspot.com

About Ruth Houston:
Infidelity expert Ruth Houston, is the founder of InfidelityAdvice.com and the author of Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, which documents practically every known sign of infidelity. Frequently called on by the media to comment on infidelity issues in the news, Ruth has been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Cosmopolitan, msnbc.com, FoxNews.com, Maclean’s and numerous others. Ruth has also been a guest on The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, Fox and Friends, The Morning Show, 1010WINS, Court TV Radio, BBC, CBC, and over 440 radio and TV talk shows worldwide. To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, call 718 592-6039 or e-mail InfidelityExpert@gmail.com


Subject: Re: 6 Reasons Why Eliot Spitzer and Other Politicians Cheat
From: bobsonmans
To: All
Date Posted: 03:19:08 08/25/08 ()
Email Address: bobsonmans69@btinternet.com
Entered From: 5ac0b0f1.bb.sky.com at 90.192.176.241

Message:
Another obvious reason is escape from monotony. Only people who are strong morally and spiritually could put up with that.


Subject: SLPP official and girlfriend flogged in Malaysia!
From: Al Barey-The guy with his ear to the ground
To: All
Date Posted: 04:07:30 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c83-248-232-195.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.232.195

Message:
If this is anything to go by then the SLPP is in for a big disgrace.It is reported that John Benjamin and his secret lover the 'careless goalkeeper' were in Malaysia in a so-called love nest to compensate for all the dating difficulties they had back home.They forgot that Malaysia is an islamic country with a strict code of conduct for everyone.It happened that the love nest was located in an hotel somewhere in Kuala Lumpur.

One evening while in the lobby they were seen hugging and kissing which is a rare sight in that country.In the twinkle of an eye and from nowhere appeared two religious policemen who threw a volley of questions at the duo.The policemen were not satisfied with some of the answers and had to ask them for a proof of their matrimonial claims.After failing to provide any proof they were ordered to lie on the floor and thrashed mercilessly with a leather whip.While crying due to the pain inflicted by the flogging, the hotel manager threw them out.They had to later get the help of some nigerian drug traffickers to relocate to another love nest.It was also reported that their backs and butts were swollen and heavily bruised that they had dificulty in seating or lying and had to seek the services of a physician.

The source of this news is an eye-witness residing in Kuala Lumpur.


Subject: Alpha Saidu Bangura exposed again!
From: Forensic Expert
To: All
Date Posted: 01:40:00 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c83-248-232-195.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.232.195

Message:
Dis guy nar case!


Subject: Re: Alpha Saidu Bangura exposed again!
From: Crime Scene Investigator
To: All
Date Posted: 04:13:31 08/24/08 ()
Email Address: kabiasheku@yahoo.com
Entered From: 213-165-36-138.zajoulnet.com at 213.165.36.138

Message:
These folks are Asian's man " Y do you intend to deceive us"


Subject: Meanwhile, What's Going On in the Parliament?
From: Larry
To: All
Date Posted: 23:21:24 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Please let us know what is going on in the Parliament. Do any of you know?

What issues are being debated? What legislation is being proposed?

Thank you.


Subject: Re: Meanwhile, What's Going On in the Parliament?
From: Awareness Times
To: All
Date Posted: 06:36:04 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
Anti-Drugs Law is now Retroactive in Sierra Leone
By Aruna Turay
Aug 22, 2008, 17:35 Email this article
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The National Drug Control Act 2008 which was tabled in Parliament under a certificate of emergency and approved on Thursday July 31, 2008 was yesterday sent back to parliament for some major amendments including making it to become retroactive in its powers.Parliament, which is presently on recess, was summoned to an emergency sitting to discuss the amendment bill that was tabled on Thursday August 21st 2008 by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Dauda Kamara. The Minister, Dauda Kamara said the bill was taken back to parliament to specify the operational time of the bill by adding the retroactive clause in it.

He added that after this amendment is made, the bill will be laid to the executive arm of the government for the approval of His Excellency the President, Ernest Bai Koroma. He assured the house of the necessity to amend the bill, stating that it will ensure good security thereby putting a stop to drug trafficking in the country. Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Member of Parliament, Honourable Dr. Bernadette Lahai said the bill is timely as it will help to control the damaging image of the country along international corridors. She emphasised on the dangers attributed to a country being used as Cocaine transit point. She stated that there are negative social, economic and political effects and that these have the potential to scare away genuine investors from the country. According to her, it also has the potential to create room for terrorism in a country.

She said citizens are expressing concern that the National Drug Act was not retroactive. She continued to explain that Section 106 (5) of the National Constitution gives parliament the powers to make a Bill retroact. She noted that albeit the coming into law of the National Drug Act, the rate at which drug trafficking is taking place has not been curtailed. She said it was either that the bill was not hard or because it had not come yet into full operation. She called on her colleague Parliamentarians to amend the bill with tougher laws. She expressed hope that government will be committed to strong Drug Control.

All People’s Congress (APC) MP, Hon. Mohamed K. Kanu said he is very confident that the APC government will not hesitate to bring to book anyone found guilty of trafficking drugs into the country. He pleaded for the Bill to be retroactive, due to the fact that the menace of drug trafficking has become too rampant in the country. After going through the committee stage with tougher inputs, the National Drug Law Amendment Act 2008 was enacted into law late yesterday August 21st and forwarded to His Excellency for endorsement. As soon as President Koroma gives it his seal of approval, those who brought cocaine into Sierra Leone on July 13th 2008 which was before the Law was passed, will now be liable to be charged, convicted and sentenced under the tougher penalties proscribed.

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

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Subject: Re: Meanwhile, What's Going On in the Parliament?
From: ACC Bill
To: All
Date Posted: 06:44:01 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Anti Corruption Bill Passes Smoothly in Sierra Leone
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The Chairman of the Legislative Committee in Parliament, Hon. Chernor Maju Bah has yesterday August 5th 2008, told Awareness Times in an exclusive interview in Freetown, that he was very proud to have steered the Bill entitled ‘The Anti Corruption Amendment Act 2008’ through all the stages until it got Parliamentary approval in the evening hours of yesterday.


One of Sierra Leone’s Shining Stars ,Hon. Chernor Maju Bah


According to the young and dynamic parliamentarian, the ACC Amendment Act was a "very good bill which was timely and much needed for the development of Sierra Leone."

The erudite lawyer, who has been severally described as one of Sierra Leone’s shining stars, told Awareness Times last night that the Ernest Bai Koroma led All People’s Congress (APC) Government was to be praised for ensuring that such a strong deterrent Bill became passed into law despite all the controversial positions that had been mounted against the Bill becoming Law.


Hon. Commissioner Abdul Tejan-Cole: Now has an unfettered mandate


When it was pointed out to the charismatic parliamentarian that by pushing for the Bill to become Law, he had entered his name into the annals of Sierra Leone’s history, he humbly responded that the praises should be poured upon the President and the Attorney General Abdul Serry Kamal for such success.

"The praise is for His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma for keeping to his promise and also for Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abdul F. Serry Kamal for playing a leading role in defending the Bill in parliament," Hon. Bah asserted.

The Bill itself passed through smoothly with minimal changes that Hon. Bah described as "mere cosmetic changes like grammatical errors being corrected."

"We passed the Bill into Law with very minimal changes. It is a good bill and it will surely see this country move away from retrogression especially with Lawyer Abdul Tejan Cole as the Head of the ACC," the Honourable Lawyer asserted confidently.

The enacted amendment now provides for and independent Anti Corruption Commission Prosecutor who no longer needs the fiat of the Attorney General to take corruption cases to court. The Bill corrects and makes provision for certain aspects that were lacking in the past Bill. It create more offences that its forerunner and establishes the ACC as an independent corporate body of the Attorney Generals office that is now designed to expedite cases of corruption.

After a long debate by members of parliament, finally shortly before 19:00 Hours GMT on Tuesday 5th August 2008, the Bill was passed and adopted by MPs.

During his chat with Awareness Times yesterday, Hon. Chernor Maju Bah also expressed his satisfaction with his colleague committee members who saw to it that major parts of the drafted Bill were not changed. This, he said, signifies the competency of the committee members.

"One thing that pleases me and the committee members is the fact that the ACC Bill was discussed as a bi-partisan issue. Parliamentarians from all sides of the aisle, left out their partisan differences and came together as one to tackle this challenge that faced us. I hope to see such a cooperation in discussing future Bills by members of Parliament," the Legislative Chairman proudly ended last night.


Subject: National Agenda?
From: Larry
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Date Posted: 22:45:29 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: bullockhl@aol.com
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I am curious.

I would like to hear what your opinion is, regarding the top five issues that the government should be addressing. What are YOUR priorities? What should the government be focusing their enegies and attentions toward?

(Just in case the GOSL is reading this forum, your responses might actually produce some valuable insight to the leadership in the Executive Department.)

Please refrain from partisan and tribalistic and regional, and blaming commentaries, and address your comments to the areas most in need of the Government's attention. Thank you.


Subject: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
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Date Posted: 19:10:42 08/23/08 ()
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Palor Conteh’s Shame is not his "Unzippable Trousers"
By Edison Thomas Yanni (USA)
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,

Kindly permit me space to give my thoughts on the ongoing disgraceful scandal involving the minister of Defence Mr. Palor Conteh and my cousin, Ms. Eunice Zizer. I do not wish to go into the salacious details of Palor’s global love affairs. Palor is alleged to be unable to keep his trousers zipped. By that, I mean he is alleged to have an addiction to taking different women to bed. He has concubines all over the place.

When he was made minister, he took my cousin Eunice to be a fool by publicly exchanging gold rings with her in Glenn Dale, Maryland in front of a large APC gathering and the next day he took her to the official APC Victory Dance as his wife.

A few months down the line after that incident, Palor Conteh who has a four year old son with my cousin, is now shaming himself in Sierra Leone.

Palor Conteh’s shame is not in his inability to keep his private property secured and zipped up inside his trousers only for prudent use.

Palor’s shame that he has brought on the APC Government is his reaction to the incident where men in military uniform holding limited release Uzi weapons, attack the mother of his son whom he has a dispute with; only for him to make flippant remarks to the press about the poor lady.

It is a shame to both Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone for the Minister of Defence who heads the ministry in charge of the military to treat an armed attack by well armed men in military uniforms with such a callous disdain.

One would have expected that Palor Conteh’s reaction to this scandal would have been one of concern for the image of the military and the Koroma Government. One would have expected that Palor Conteh would have assured pressmen that he would leave no stone unturned to find out who were the military attackers who turned to SOBELS and terrorised my cousin Eunice Zizer.

Rather than that, Palor Conteh disdainfully dismisses the attack with flippant comments to pressmen. My cousin Eunice Zizer was brutally wounded and her newfound supportive partner was also wounded and all Palor Conteh can do is to put up an I Don’t Care attitude? Shame on Palor Conteh, Mister Minister of Defence!

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Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 04:32:20 08/24/08 ()
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It is a shame that we have to dwell on the fine gentleman's personal affairs and not the discharge of the duties our nation entrusted in him.

From time immemorial great men have been victims of the opposite sex's attraction. Palor is one such great man whose finesse is undeniably a bees-puller. Do we have to bring him down for such human frailties? How discipline are the bulk of us to withstand the storms of attraction for our graciousness. With time great men have learnt to discipline themselves in this area. With time our fine Deputy defence minister will, through the help of his country men and wome, be able to fend off some of these distractions. We cannot judge his competence and ability to perform his duties based on this area alone. Extra marital sex is a common occurrence in most marriages, but old age traditions and the Bible forbids this. How can we overcome all forms of sex sin? The best strategy to me is to follow the Biblical injunction of fleeing away from all appearances of sin.
I believe this is primary. Prayers can only work if the potential beneficiary of the prayer is willing and obedient. God created man and gave him the power of self will. You have the power to choose from right and wrong.
You know about Joseph!! Joseph decided to flee from sex sin. Every man has the power to say No to sex sin and flee from strange women. Let’s look at the narrative and picture below- it shows Joseph leaving his cloak and running from Potiphar who was proposing an adulterous affair.

I believe every one has the power to say no. Exercise that power now. If there is willingness in your heart men will back you up with prayers and Heavens will also give you the grace to go and sin no more.

GENESIS 39 - JOSEPH IN POTIPHAR'S HOUSE

1 When Joseph was taken to Egypt by the Ishmaelite traders, he was purchased by Potiphar, an Egyptian officer. Potiphar was captain of the guard for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt.

2 The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master.

3 Potiphar noticed this and realized that the Lord was with Joseph, giving him success in everything he did.

4 This pleased Potiphar, so he soon made Joseph his personal attendant. He put him in charge of his entire household and everything he owned.

5 From the day Joseph was put in charge of his master’s household and property, the Lord began to bless Potiphar’s household for Joseph’s sake. All his household affairs ran smoothly, and his crops and livestock flourished.

6 So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat!
Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man,

7 and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come and sleep with me,” she demanded.

8 But Joseph refused. “Look,” he told her, “my master trusts me with everything in his entire household.

9 No one here has more authority than I do. He has held back nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.”

10 She kept putting pressure on Joseph day after day, but he refused to sleep with her, and he kept out of her way as much as possible.

11 One day, however, no one else was around when he went in to do his work.

12 She came and grabbed him by his cloak, demanding, “Come on, sleep with me!” Joseph tore himself away, but he left his cloak in her hand as he ran from the house.

We all face these temptations from those attracted to us. Men can be very understanding save some that do what these Potiphars do, to grab you and try to force you to have a sex sin with them,. If a man does such, some women will cry rape but the man will not cry rape as he will be laughed at. So many are any prison for doing what the potiphars attempt to do.

The Potiphars, when desperate and want to score their goal, can make us weak and succeed in sex sinning with them. A well balanced disciple mind and prayers can save you. Let us pray for our brothers and sisters in position to be able to withstand these storms of attraction.


The issue about his military regalia was done and dusted with and I believe such should only be used as a reference to his initial misconception of the Defence ministry discourse - the whats and whats not. That was resolved and I have not seen any conspicious display of that initial misconception.

My fellow countrywo/man, we are not doing your relative a favour by outlandishly laying bare what should be addressed within the confines of family or maritial meetings. It is a disservice to the poor relative's familiar reverence.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Question for Chez
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Date Posted: 06:15:29 08/24/08 ()
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We are talking about an armed attack here by military men on the woman the minister of defense has a love dispute with. We are talking about the response that the "fine" minister gave to the attack. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THAT RESPONSE CHEZ?


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 07:15:28 08/24/08 ()
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"...flippant remarks to the press about the poor lady."

I may have missed that end - so sorry not to have touched on the alleged burglary and aggravated assault on palor' baby-mother and partner. It is a sad incident that took place and pray they are not badly hurt. You see, what we are dealing with is a matter of feelings. Two people who once loved each other - expended all to make things work for the other are no more. it is hurtful. Hell hath no fury than the wrath of a woman scorned, Shakespear once said.

I do not have all the facts and our papers can sometimes elude objectivity putting the likes of me in a limbo. I will try to look for an independent reprot on the issue to be able to give you a take on the matter.

With regards to objectivity, if such did happen and Palor is behind it, let us find out to prove her case. Palor has no right to instigate such because he is in a position of authority. Palor has to understand that he cannot let sentiments override his sense of judgement as a servant to our nation. As I said, all fine gentlemen and women can be victims of love's destructive side.

In 2002, I was taken to court for an alleged "Attempted Murder on an unborn child". The charge was brought by the police on the evidence of an ex-relationship. My story goes: Was in a love relationship with this lady for a period of over five years. Could not marry her as i was already married (do not judge me on that). There came a period that I stopped seeing her except night times and we could spend some time talking in my car but nothing sexual happening (just about our everyday upkeep). I had decided to make friends with her and allow her to find her own love relationship as things would not change if she were to remain with me. She pretended it was okay but insisted that we see each other. This went on for over a year; we would go on holidays together in the same hotel suites, on the same bed but nothing sexual. After our last holiday she called me one day saying that she was ill. I picked her up and brought her to my pad and got her to see a doctor. She implored that i stayed with her the whole day as she was not well. i told her that I have two meetings and would not like to miss them. I suggested that she go to her mother's until my meetings are over. Dropped her by her mom's and not long she was on the phone pouring insults on me for no reason that I was aware of.

I stopped seeing her after the insults. Two months later i bumped into her in a shopping mall. She pretended not to see me. i walked to her and said hello. looking down I saw that she was pregnant. I said, how come? She collapsed on the floor. i called the ambulance service and she was taken to hospital. The family did not want me there. I left them and just kept praying for her. A month later i got a call from the police that they wanted to talk to me about an incident that happened at a shopping mall. I knew it was that relating to my ex's. I asked the police, how long the meeting with them will take - and was told a couple of hours. The day in question was a day i was to travel and the airport was only forty minutes drive from the police station. So I took my bags along with me. On arrival I was arrested on suspicion of attempting to commit the murder of an unborn child. I was shocked but did not allow myself lose the cool. i asked to speak to my legal rep. he cam immediately and we started the interview. It was revealed to us that I have struck the pregnant woman with a blade to tear open her belly to remove the baby and kill it. The police showed us photos of blade marks and some other cuts. Got my bail (very unusual in such circumstance). We set out to disprove them. the first thing we did was to get hold of the ambulance records and they showed that she had no cuts on any parts of her body when they picked her from the mnall to the hospital. We also go the hospuital records when she was first seen. No marks. At the pre-trial session the charge was dropped to Assault. they had lost credibility by then and within 12 months I got a letter from the Crown prosecution Service saying that they do not see any realistic prospects of getting a comnviction. CASE DROPPED! The wrath of a woman scorned. This incident was the last before she gave up her pretence of not able to cope without me - what she wanted was to see me six foot down below. I guess you may deduce why she faked that incident.

let us becareful of how we meddle in love relationships. men, most times commit suicide but women will hold on to unleash the vengence of their life time.

Palor is an understable man and should know that a child is involved in his case. Go easy and be good to your child's mother.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Question for Chez
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Date Posted: 12:04:04 08/24/08 ()
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Stop beating around the bush about a woman scorned and address the issue.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE ATTACK BY MEN IN MILITARY UNIFORM ON EUNICE ZIZER AND THE REACTION OF THE DEFENSE MINISTER (EUNICE'S EX-LOVER) TO THE ATTACK MY MILITARY MEN???????

We are not interested in your own scorned woman and so far Eunice does not sound like a scorned woman angry but an ATTACKED WOMAN angry. Palor sounds like the one who is jealous because Eunice has moved on with her life. If not, why did the attackers attack her and her new partner?

SO, ANSWER THE QUESTION. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE FLIPPANT REMARKS FROM THE DEFENSE MINISTER ABOUT THE ATTACK BY ARMED MILITARY UNIFORMED MEN ON HIS EX GIRLFRIEND HE HAS A BITTER DISPUTE WITH? PLEASE ANSWER AND LET US KNOW WHERE YOU STAND ON THIS.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 12:36:47 08/24/08 ()
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just as I stated, let me try and get an independent report on the issue. Until then I cannot conceive any standpoint.

Concerning my narrative, we are all victims of certain circumstances in our lives. It is the way we handle issues that makes them better or worse and makes us better off or worse off.

i can understand your standpoint but one has to hear from Palor's standpoint to be able to assess the issue. I will do my rerearch and in earnent come back to you with my take on the issue.

As it stands, it is wrong for armed men to attck the house of Eunicce and she should receive support from the baby-father. We all do it to our exs - we give them unflinching support to make us free. my understanding of life is that I want my enemy to be successful so he cannot be jealous of my success. When relationships do breakdown, the once loving parties become oppposed to each other and will wish damnation for the other. Were children are involved it is right to think the best for the other as any trouble with one will affect the child and indirectly will affect you because the child - your child - is affected. That is the way i see things - my way and so I believe the way of any altruistic character.

Stay Blessed!!


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Question for Chez
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Date Posted: 13:08:49 08/24/08 ()
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I think the Standard Times report on the matter so far has been balanced as they contacted Palor and he gave his own side which is the substance of the question posed to you. The answers given by Palor to Standard Times is what I am questioning and what I believe Eunice's cousin is also questioning. Should we accept such kind of FLIPPANT RESPONSES from our Defense Minister in an issue concerning armed attack by men in military fatigues?????

Read the article below and give me your take on the responses by Palor Conteh to the situation of an armed attack by military men on a woman he has a bitter dispute with. When responding, keep in mind that he is in charge of the ministry that controls the military in Sierra Leone. I stand to wait for your response.

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Speaking to this press, the Defence Minister said that he has no idea about the attack on her ex-girlfriend and was only unofficially informed about it yesterday morning. “If she thinks that I am involved or knew about it let her report to the police” He said and asked “Why should I organize an armed attack on her?”
Mr. Conteh admitted having relationship with her while in America, which had already ceased to exist.
On the question about whether or not he was the obstacle to her return to the United States of America, the Government Minister laughed and said “She came to Sierra Leone when she very well know that her immigration papers are correct and wants to shift the blame on me” He said, and added, “You know I am not an immigration officer, how can I stop or be an obstacle to her return to America”?


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 15:26:37 08/24/08 ()
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I am not in defense of a fine gentleman; fine, because I saw who his dogged determination to succeed paid off. I saw how he wriggled his way in this metallic hell of a road to educate himself; got working when many were on the dole (welfare); and how he led a humble life. I knew Palor when I was a student at the Albert Academy and I did not allow his power then to bully us when he comes around our area to chase girls. Her knew we were giving him hard times but never did he once use his authority to abuse us. Such is a fine character. He will come in his sports car and we will make sure we will make sure wwe dissuade the girls attention. he will stay in his car and will leave without the girl - such is a fine gentleman. Others would have caaused havoc on us. Palor did not.

What I have read is a sad story and believe that this fine gentleman may have said what he said in a poor frame of mind. It was wrong for him to have said such words even if there was an accusation that he is in the know about the attack.

The statement “She came to Sierra Leone when she very well know that her immigration papers are correct and wants to shift the blame on me”

I do not understand the above statement. What blame was Palor talking about? Did he mean to say that 'She came to Sierra Leone when she very well know that her immigration papers were not correct and wants to shift the blame on me”. Is this the case? Was palor misquoted? I still need to speak with Palor as I have noticed an element of doubt in the above narrative.

Another thing we have to look at in such situations is the love and hate signals.

Take the case of Prince Charles and Diana. When Diana died the whole world pinned the cause of her on Prince Charles and his Royal family. Many were convinced because they were the only ones that had strong motives to commit the act. The motive was that they did not want Diana staining the name of their Royalty by going out and having a child for an Arab-African. Love and hate are so powerful that hate sometimes is een to be the stronger of the two albeit incorrect. hatred may be the cause of the finger pointing and hatred maybe the reason for the Honourable minister to respond to such a very serious issue in the manner that has been reported. I believe if such did happen the minister should have initiated an enquiry into why armed men in military uniforms were seen attacking Madam Eunice, child and present relationship. The police should be on the case as we speak as this type of behaviour should be discouraged in our society.

I will try to find out from the horse's mouth.

stay Blessed!


Subject: The Government Minister laughed
From: Palor Joker
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Date Posted: 14:40:43 08/24/08 ()
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These boys in power are jokers and comics. No wonder there is a downhill trend in governance. Imagine, they even want to close down the opposition Radio station.


Subject: Re: The Government Minister laughed
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Date Posted: 16:31:52 08/25/08 ()
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I think thhis b.tch is mad as hell, and willing to do almost anything right now to get even with Parlor. Parlor is a handsome gentleman whom many grils here would love to have his company, but he generally seems to keep his pace and never looses his cool. He has a Bill Clinton kind of charm(hmmm). The allegation of armed men is yet to be proven, but if that made that b-tch scared enough to lay back, then maybe the end will justify the means. I certainly do not think Parlor is one to abuse power, but men!!!, sometimes these salone girls can be a pest if u one leave O. If love nor right then nar for lef am saful. I think the immigration quote was misquoted, if e nor able go back nar America dat nar sacrifice wae e been wan make.

Cousin or no cousin, all man dae make love, and all man dae scatter, but lef in peace, lef for harass Parlor for now. Ar lek u try tae u try, ar nor go support u pan badheart business wae love nor right. stop this sentimental bizness. I know the next battle will be on drose bizness, but leh we take am light light. Go fen orda man, leh orda ooman enjoy fors. Nar for bear, nar so fine man dem sef kin attract ooman dem. enti u know say fine man nor plenty en? so so babu woto nar den dae nar freetong, en parlo fine pas dem. bia ya!! lef harkeh for next world.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: The President is not a Judge
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Date Posted: 20:23:39 08/23/08 ()
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So What? Just because it appears to be a civil matter i will advice you and your misguided cousin to sue him in court!....

that is how the so called democracy you wish to emulate works.....(nor to for go lay complain to first lady)

and if he looses his case you have a right to call for his resignation or dismissal......

until then I encourage you to follow procedure and established rules...the business of the president and his cabinet is to formulate policies ......and legal matters involving issues like "woman plaba" are for the courts to decide......


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
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Date Posted: 06:20:12 08/24/08 ()
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It is not a civil matter when armed me wearing military fatigues attack a woman at her residence. It gets very scary to see the kind of defence you people put up for the Minister of Defence. This is not a civil matter. It is a CRIMINAL MATTER. The responses given by the Minister of Defence to pressmen is what is of great concern here. The shame is not in the love saga but in the flippancy of the responses given to the press.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: unsympathetic
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Date Posted: 19:39:11 08/23/08 ()
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It's hard for me to sympathize with your cousin when she broke rule number one. "Never pack up your life and move any where to be a girlfriend". You can be a girlfriend anywhere in the world. From your own account, your cousin and the minister exchanged rings. The exchange of rings alone does not make you husband and wife. This is especially true in the US where you report this event took place. Does your cousin have a marriage license? For your cousin to take the drastic step of moving from one continent to another with a man she is not legally married to, I suspect she was expecting to gain a lot.

My advice to you and your family is to help your cousin with her decision making. If you read what you have outlined, she has exchanged gold bands with the minister, packed up her life and relocated with or for a man she is not legally married to, broken up with this man, had to send her child back to the US, and now has started a new relationship with her "supportive partner" and is now trying to find her way back to the US. All of this has happened in less the a year's time. It takes hollywood longer to develop a story line like this, but as I always say this is why I don't watch soap operas because I have All My Sierra Leoneans.


Subject: PALOR CONTEH IS A SMOOTH SNAKE. NO MORALS AT ALL
From: AYE SALONE
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Date Posted: 06:26:29 08/24/08 ()
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You are right. This Eunice ZIZER is silly. I think Palor taking her to all those APC functions and introducing her as Mrs. Eunice Conteh is what fooled here. Check the story below from Patriotic Vanguard. Ha ha ha. Palor is a smooth snake. Silly Eunice. Click the link below and enjoy the story dated October 30th 2007 about MRS. EUNICE CONTEH. Ha ha ha. Clever snake.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH IS A SMOOTH SNAKE. NO MORALS AT ALL
From: WIFE OR NOT?
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Date Posted: 13:00:58 08/24/08 ()
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Sierra Leone Defense Minister visits the US
- Wednesday 31 October 2007.
By Komkanda Bangura.


Minister of Defense Alfred Palo Conteh departed from the United States to London on Tuesday October 23, 2007, after a brief visit to his wife and relatives. While in the United States, Palo attended a victory dance organized by the APC Washington DC Chapter.

He was warmly welcomed with a standing ovation, as his presence was recognized. His wife Mrs. Eunice Conteh, family members and friends accompanied him to the dance.

In addressing the audience, Palo stated that he would restructure the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). He seems to have a clear understanding, focus and determination with respect to his mandate and challenges.

He expressed determination to ensure that, trust and confidence within the military and among the public will be maintained.

According to the Presidential Transition Team report, the MoD is presently confronted with the challenges that are critical in enabling the ministry to execute its mandate that includes formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating strategic defense policies for the RSLAF.

If effective, they would be implemented in accordance with the principles of democratic governance. Palo promised to work diligently in confronting these challenges.

Photo: Palo and his wife, Eunice.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Grye
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Date Posted: 06:24:32 08/24/08 ()
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You are right. This Eunice is silly. I think Palor taking her and introducing her as Mrs. Eunice Conteh is what fooled here. Check the story below from Patriotic Vanguard. Ha ha ha. Palor is a smooth snake. Silly Eunice. Click the link below and enjoy the story dated October 30th 2007 about MRS. EUNICE CONTEH. Ha ha ha. Clever snake.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Neutralist
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Date Posted: 20:26:34 08/23/08 ()
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Why do we like to rejoice at the misfortunes of others? Do we know when the same fate will befall us? Alternatively, are we so sure we are safe from crisis in our relationships? It appears to me that these two are having difficulties in their relationship because of many factors. For a relationship to be consummate, you need companionship, commitment and compassion. Parlor’s position is an intoxicating one that can easily lead to the absence of all three. Instead of Eunice, his commitment may now be defending Sierra Leone. Instead of companionship with Eunice, he may spend more time with cabinet members and other military officials. In terms of compassion, many women may fake compassion for him because of his position. Likewise, other men may fake compassion for Eunice because of her potentials. Both of them appear to be people of statue and have very strong personalities. In addition, there are men and women waiting to take every opportunity to get close to both of them and destroy their stable relationship.
We should not laugh at this, but pull for Parlor and Eunice. We must pray for them. That God/Allah will assist them in working through this relationship crisis. That her return to Sierra Leone will not be in vain and that they will realize the dangers in having love triangles. There is no joy in destroying a stable relationship. I hope wise elders in Sierra Leone will intervene to help them overcome the difficulties of the current moment.
Eunice must end her clandestine relationship with Mr. Right Guy for now. She did not return to Sierra Leone to mess up in that way. She is in the fight for her future and needs to know the Sierra Leone she in today is different from the Sierra Leone she left many years ago. She should not throw in the towel. DO NOT QUIT.
Parlor needs to come back to his senses and know that his first job is to defend his relationship. He needs to end all secret affairs with other women. If he cannot secure his relationship with someone he asked to relocate, how does he expect us to trust that he is capable of defending Sierra Leone? Make mends with Eunice and take the higher ground. Sometimes, that requires humility for both the man and woman.
WISHING YOU BOTH THE VERY BEST!


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: KARGBO
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Date Posted: 06:30:32 08/24/08 ()
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Palor is JEALOUS because Eunice now has a new partner in her life. So he sent sojas to show her that he has POWER. The jealous Palor needs prayers. Not Eunice who has moved on with her life.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Chiefdom Council of Elders
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Date Posted: 21:26:18 08/23/08 ()
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"...Make mends with Eunice and take the higher ground. Sometimes, that requires humility for both the man and woman.
WISHING YOU BOTH THE VERY BEST!"

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BLESSED ARE THE PEACE MAKER FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD! WELL SAID, BIG GUY, WELL SAID!


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: BALLS PLAYER
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Date Posted: 01:32:47 08/24/08 ()
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Since we've have got it from the horses mouth(Eunice's cousin).That his cousin is messing up with another guy, clearly shows the kind of woman she is.I bet you guys that this clandestine activities of her has been going on for quite a long time, at the same time pretending to our minister that he is the only one in her love nest. Not having the slightest idea that she was something else.
Now that the minister knew who she was and decided to kick her from his life because of her deceitfulnes. She is vowing to bring the minister down by using the media.
This should be a lesson that next time she don't have to be going around spreading her legs and expecting the media to come to her rescue. Case dismissed.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: ok dokey
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Date Posted: 06:28:56 08/24/08 ()
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That case is dismissed but what about the armed attack case? Is it going to also be dismissed in APC style?


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: Neutralist
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Date Posted: 21:33:33 08/23/08 ()
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Thank you Elder. Let's keep them in our prayers.


Subject: ‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery
From: Extra Extra!!
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Date Posted: 19:19:11 08/23/08 ()
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From Standard Times Press News Paper

NEWS

‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery

By

Aug 23, 2008, 12:52






Lover Boy Defence Minister Paolo Bangura With Eunice...Good Old Days

Madam Eunice, an “ex-parlor wife” of the current Minister of Defence, Mr. Paolo Conteh is a disappointed woman. She is disappointed over everything, love, political power and even with her country of birth-Sierra Leone. All effort to transcend to another height is also another big disappointment for her. Life in her 51, Lightfoot Boston Road residence—Upper Wilkinson Road, around Motor care has not been a palatable one for her since her return to Sierra Leone.


Her plan to return to the United States of America where she has been residing all these years has is becoming very impossible every passing day.


Monday 18th August, 2008 night at around 8PM, Eunice suffered another setback when armed men terrorized her in her residence, allegedly took away the sum of S2,000 and her Mercedes Benz Jeep with registration ADM 045.


Lover Boy Defence Minister Paolo Bangura With Eunice and their Son


Under gunpoint, she was forced to hand over the ignition key and other keys to the vehicle to the armed robbers. The vehicle according to family sources was driven to the Lumley beach at the back of the Atlantic Hotel, where it was vandalized and made unmovable.


The victim, Eunice is now pointing finger at the Minister of Defence, Mr. Paola Conteh as the principal architect for the attack on her.


According to independent sources, Eunice while in the United States of America helped Mr. Paola Conteh with almost everything, from food to clothing and pocket money for his expenditure. The relationship continued until sometime last year when the Mr. Conteh was appointed Minister of Government. “He abandoned her and went into another relationship” A close friend of the two lovers remarked


Eunice, on her part has claimed that she returned to Sierra Leone after she was convinced to do so by her lover-boy and when she returned; because of another relationship, Mr. Conteh has established she was abandoned.


Speaking to this press, the Defence Minister said that he has no idea about the attack on her ex-girlfriend and was only unofficially informed about it yesterday morning. “If she thinks that I am involved or knew about it let her report to the police” He said and asked “Why should I organize an armed attack on her?”


  Mr. Conteh admitted having relationship with her while in America, which had already ceased to exist.


On the question about whether or not he was the obstacle to her return to the United States of America, the Government Minister laughed and said “She came to Sierra Leone when she very well know that her immigration papers are correct and wants to shift the blame on me” He said, and added, “You know I am not an immigration officer, how can I stop or be an obstacle to her return to America”?


Lover Boy Defence Minister Paolo Bangura With Eunice...Good Old Days


The matter about the armed robber attack has been reported to the Congo Cross police, who are currently conducting an investigation into the report.   


 






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Subject: Re: ‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery
From: Fact
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Date Posted: 20:16:27 08/23/08 ()
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So what is new, whilst I feel for you and your cousin. Your cousin is in
the same predicament with many middle aged women who in their
hearts of hearts know these men do not love them and that they are
only using them, but they continue to shower them with gifts. Many
people can narrate similar stories. There are many lonely women out
there, especially in the Sierra Leone Community. These women who
would go as far as dating married men, and taking extreme measures
to get them to leave their wives. Word of advice: your cousin will betray
you if ever she reconciles with Paolo. Please reframe from this, console
yourself and your cousin. Statistic show that the life expectancy of
men is very limited, in 5-10 years your cousin might be the one taking
care of Paolo, incase he suffers a stroke or any of the other many
health ailments that all men have to face when they hit 40-50.
There are more serious and pressing issues that needs to be
addressed. Sierra Leone, especially Freetown was bathing in filth,
squalor and darkness; remnants of our past dysfunctional government.
Some criticize this dastardly act by Paolo, whilst they have done or are
doing much worst to their significant other.
President Koroma, keep doing what you are doing, the mere fact that
you have kept the city clean from filth and brought back light is an
incentive for many to go and invest their hard earned money back
home, thereby building the economy. Whilst many of us have relatives
in both parties, we put our country's interest before our very own
families, some of whom may have contributed to the demise of Sierra
leone.


Subject: Re: ‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery
From: Fiction
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Date Posted: 06:08:32 08/24/08 ()
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You are missing the point here. The writer is not concerned with the love affair but with the brutal atack by armed soldiers. What is your take on the attack by gun men and the response given by the defence minister? What do you think would have happened in America if the Defense Secretary made such comments after an armed raid by gun-men on the mother of his son he has a dispute with? Why should Sierra Leoneans expect less of their own Defense minister? SHAME ON YOU.


Subject: Re: ‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery
From: Fact
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Date Posted: 07:54:57 08/24/08 ()
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If there is substantial evidence to show that the Defense Minister acted
in a manner unbecoming of an authoritative figure then he should be
reprimanded accordingly. At this very crucial stage in the development
of Sierra Leone this should not become a paramount agenda. I
personally believe that the President in the near future will have to
replace some appointees in order to facilitate a more robust and
constructive government. As in most democratic nation the opposition
party will go to any length possible to destabilize and even bring
anarchy to its nation. (e.g. Views spread by majority of white
conservatives regarding Obama, being labeled a Muslim and Un-
American, also do you know he is black). At this junction whilst all
normal thinking individuals might want to emulate America, lets not
forget that America has been fighting and is still fighting to correct its
mistake. Sierra Leone was in shambles, and these are minor incidents
that can be rectified and then move on to more constructive matters
that will benefit Sierra Leone and its people. One thing for SURE, is that
the Minister now knows that he is under a microscope by all nation
building Sierra Leoneans for any future foreseen or unforeseen
mitigating circumstances that may hinder the progress of the ruling
party.
In closing, I ask you the following question which pertains NOT to the
above subject matter, but I will appreciate your answer:-

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING TWO PERSONS MAY HAVE COMMITTED A
MORALLY AND ETHICAL INJUSTICE TO ITS NATION ?

BILL CLINTON, for false statement regarding his affair with an intern.

or

GEORGE BUSH, and his administration for suspected fabrication of
evidence that led to War.


Subject: Re: ‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 08:05:52 08/24/08 ()
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In my judgement George Bush and his administration committed the moral and ethical injustice to the people of the USA and the one world principles and ideals. Clinton's issued may have harmed his integrity but benefitted the democratic apparatus. It also promoted a once common intern to stardom.

Bush other the other hand has made the world an unsafe place for all of us precipitating mountains of obstacles worldwide.


Subject: Re: ‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery
From: No comparison
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Date Posted: 10:29:51 08/24/08 ()
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I agree. There is no comparison between official actions and policies based on lies that result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people and sexual infidelity by an elected official. The first is a crime against humanity and flagrant abuse of power, while the other is a private matter between the people involved. Clinton wronged his wife, Bush the entire world.


Subject: Re: ‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery
From: Worwor Boy
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Date Posted: 19:36:48 08/23/08 ()
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Nar so the Defence Minister worwor? E fiba munku


Subject: Re: ‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 04:43:39 08/24/08 ()
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Hard times and bad conditions do not favour beauty. Try seeing his pictures in the back years before the ones you've just seen belonging to the past during hard times and the present - you will see a fine man.


Subject: Re: ‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery
From: PALOR CONTEH
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Date Posted: 01:54:06 08/24/08 ()
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Am i a mungu or munku? You are going to pay for this. I will make sure i trace you address and will be coming in your bedroom to fuck your wife and daughter.


Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: STANDARD TIMES
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Date Posted: 19:17:20 08/23/08 ()
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From Standard Times Press News Paper

NEWS

‘Lover Boy’ Defence Minister Implicated in Armed Robbery

By

Aug 23, 2008, 12:52






Lover Boy Defence Minister Paolo Bangura With Eunice...Good Old Days

Madam Eunice, an “ex-parlor wife” of the current Minister of Defence, Mr. Paolo Conteh is a disappointed woman. She is disappointed over everything, love, political power and even with her country of birth-Sierra Leone. All effort to transcend to another height is also another big disappointment for her. Life in her 51, Lightfoot Boston Road residence—Upper Wilkinson Road, around Motor care has not been a palatable one for her since her return to Sierra Leone.


Her plan to return to the United States of America where she has been residing all these years has is becoming very impossible every passing day.


Monday 18th August, 2008 night at around 8PM, Eunice suffered another setback when armed men terrorized her in her residence, allegedly took away the sum of S2,000 and her Mercedes Benz Jeep with registration ADM 045.


Lover Boy Defence Minister Paolo Bangura With Eunice and their Son


Under gunpoint, she was forced to hand over the ignition key and other keys to the vehicle to the armed robbers. The vehicle according to family sources was driven to the Lumley beach at the back of the Atlantic Hotel, where it was vandalized and made unmovable.


The victim, Eunice is now pointing finger at the Minister of Defence, Mr. Paola Conteh as the principal architect for the attack on her.


According to independent sources, Eunice while in the United States of America helped Mr. Paola Conteh with almost everything, from food to clothing and pocket money for his expenditure. The relationship continued until sometime last year when the Mr. Conteh was appointed Minister of Government. “He abandoned her and went into another relationship” A close friend of the two lovers remarked


Eunice, on her part has claimed that she returned to Sierra Leone after she was convinced to do so by her lover-boy and when she returned; because of another relationship, Mr. Conteh has established she was abandoned.


Speaking to this press, the Defence Minister said that he has no idea about the attack on her ex-girlfriend and was only unofficially informed about it yesterday morning. “If she thinks that I am involved or knew about it let her report to the police” He said and asked “Why should I organize an armed attack on her?”


  Mr. Conteh admitted having relationship with her while in America, which had already ceased to exist.


On the question about whether or not he was the obstacle to her return to the United States of America, the Government Minister laughed and said “She came to Sierra Leone when she very well know that her immigration papers are correct and wants to shift the blame on me” He said, and added, “You know I am not an immigration officer, how can I stop or be an obstacle to her return to America”?


Lover Boy Defence Minister Paolo Bangura With Eunice...Good Old Days


The matter about the armed robber attack has been reported to the Congo Cross police, who are currently conducting an investigation into the report.   


 






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Subject: Re: PALOR CONTEH'S PRIVATE PROPERTY
From: he he he
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Date Posted: 19:11:12 08/23/08 ()
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Palor Conteh’s shame is not in his inability to keep his private property secured and zipped up inside his trousers only for prudent use.


Subject: THE DEATH IS ANNOUNCED OF PMDC; FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT LATER!
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 18:11:46 08/23/08 ()
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The New People Newspaper Online Sierra Leone News and Alternative Perspectives on News, Events, and Policies in Sierra Leone .

News Story

SKULLDUGGERY, Subversion, and Dissent: PMDC Sitting on a Time Bomb as Femi Hebron "blows his mind."
8.22.2008

UNITED KINGDOM: JOHN AMADU BANGURA- The facts have all been laid bare and are all here to see! Following intensive intelligence work on infiltrating and breaking down the rather tight-lipped PMDC leadership, The New People is pleased to report to its readers that it has secured a series of documents that show that PMDC is riven with gossip, chicanery, subversion, deception, dissent, and suspicion. We shall therefore release this series of documents including revealing minutes of meetings, bank and money transfer documents, stubs of used electronic tickets, insider e-mails, and two recorded telephone conversations involving Charles Margai and a senior PMDC leader in the UK as well as another telephone conversation involving one senior PMDC member in the UK and another.

The New People begins this series of blockbusters with an insider PMDC leadership meeting held in the United Kingdom on July 24, 2008. The meeting was held at the home of Mr. Dick Tucker and the meeting commenced at 6:50 p.m. Present at the meeting were the following PMDC-UK leaders: Ibrahim Bakarr, Dick Tucker, Satta Kobba, Dr Kebbay (who accompanied Femi Hebron), Yatunday Kebbay, Evelyn Nyandamoh, Agnes Macaulay, Fred Laggah, John Komeh, Femi Hebron, and Tony Sheriff.

Femi Hebron began by confirming the worst kept secret in Sierra Leone - that he is now a "passive" PMDC member and that he is not on good terms with Charles Margai, the PMDC leader.

Following are the highlights of Femi Hebron's report about the divisions, misappropriations, and dissent within the PMDC:

___________________________________________________________________

FEMI HEBRON'S OBSERVATIONS:

The Makeni Convention was followed by a nationwide consultation and the PMDC was formed with the executive being voted largely out of exigencies or as merely a means to an end.
This was due to the manner the elections were conducted citing as example the case of one now deceased Mr Manley.
There were huge problems due to lack of resources, structure and personnel from the very beginning
CM was always in the habit of postponing the resolution of problems because he felt that he needed more time to know people. This as it has turned out is the basis for CM’s distrust for people having come to know them well
FM said as far as he is concerned resources were not properly disbursed.

THE 2007 ELECTIONS

By all accounts and feedbacks on the prospects of PMDC at the forthcoming elections looked good
However SLPP thought that if they manipulate the result so that they got into the run-off then victory would be theirs.
SLPP achieved the run-off objective
SLPP had vowed to kill Foryoh, Vonjo, Suwu and planned “to eat that fat Creole boy” i.e. FH

POST-ELECTION AND RUN-OFF

CF’s declaration of support for APC at his birthday party was not only ill-thought but premature
The declaration at the birthday party was not a consensual decision
Upon EBK winning the election he genuinely wanted to work with CM and even wanted CM to be the next Speaker of Parliament
As Speaker CM would act as President in the absence of the President and VP
CM would have also been given the power to overhaul the judiciary
As a gesture of good faith EBK asked CM to accompany him on his first oversees tour
Just before the second oversees tour CM made what was deemed to be derogatory remarks following a visit to State House to the effect that “only themne was spoken at State House”. This was generally frowned upon

APPOINTMENT OF MINISTERS

CM convened meeting and announced that he will make the appointments alone
That no Regional Chair, Sec Gen or Legal Adviser will be eligible for appointment
Appointments were made to the following ministries: Lands, Marine, Health and Works
FM advised CM that he should endeavour to keep house (party) in order for e.g. by securing the Resident Ministries of South and East. But CM thought that Suwu was part of the wider problem

MONEY MATTERS AND REWARDS

MONEY:

At some point prior to the election PMDC needed about Le 300,000,000.00.
PMDC UK sent £8,000
FH advised that the UK money should not be used. As far as FH is concerned the money was embezzled (names not declared). However, Columba Blango in the presence of all wired £3,000 to Vivat Margai on CM’s orders by phone. The remaining £5,000 was embezzled
By the time of the election there was no money left and PMDC was devoid of base
Whilst admitting that at least some wrong may have been committed by the likes of Suwu FH suggested that the consequent harm to Suwu and Foryoh caused by the SLPP were far greater
Suwu was dethroned from his Chieftaincy and the government sponsored community aspect of Foryoh’s NGO was shut down by the SLPP
Suwu and Foryoh’s suffering was not unconnected with their support for PMDC

REWARD:

Those who suffered the greatest detriment insisted on getting their reward. They openly invoking the doctrine of “monkey woke, monkey eat”
They lamented that had the SLPP won matters would have been even worst for them
The final straw was the oversees appointments to the various ministries
Apart from Soccoh (financial contribution) and Kappu (winning Bonthe) the rest did not merit the recognition given to them

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Based on the esteem in which EBK held CM Chief Suwu’s chieftaincy and Foryoh’s job would have been restored by a simple phone call from CM
Chief Osayo contributed 8 cows to the PMDC based on his relationship with late Sir Albert but CM did not bother to attend his funeral. His son Dr Osayo is not amused
The cumulative effect of CM’S aloofness led to the bad local election results
The SLPP exploited PMDC’s internal strife and APC’s manifest tribalism to regain ground
SLPP also highlighted the APC’s inability to deal with the global credit crunch. FH said he had hoped that EBK would have embarked on a charm offensive PR by trying to put a cap on the situation and sensitising the nation about the benefits of national farming especially in our staple food.
A text message is now in currency called “hardship” which means that APC epitomises all sorts of disappointment and suffering
Most if not all former SLPP members have returned home i.e. to the SLPP
PMDC was hoping that Rev Johnson and Moijue would have won Bo and Pujehun respectively
Deputy Min Hassan Mansaray is currently on a resettlement programme in Australia. Moijue has confirmed this citing family commitments

THE NEW APC

Have cultivated the habit or tacit policy of converting PMDC members and/or candidates into APC membership
PMDC members are now betraying the very ticket (PMDC) on which they won the earlier elections
FH finds this unethical and lowly

CHARLES MARGAI AND HIS POST-ELECTION CONTRIBUTION TO PMDC

He has singularly destroyed the party
During the last pre-election Presidential debate CM refused to attend and when he did attend he heaped praises on EBK
Such public support for EBK was a disaster and counter-productive
FH emphasized that CM single handed approach is destructive to the party
On his (FH) way to Kono Ansu Lansana rang and informed him that APC had made offers i.e. 4 Diplomatic Missions and 12 Board Directorships. However CM had changed the scheduled time in relation to this from 3pm to 10:00am
CM had previously asked for a list to be compiled
Ansu Lansana intimated that Peter Jajua (Feima’s dad) and Agnes Macauley had been appointed to Diplomatic Missions
Without any distinction as to persons FH said the appointments by CM were flawed
However, further enquiries were made in particular about Peter Jajua by FH
CM said that Peter Jajua had worked hard for the party and contributed towards a constituency and candidate
FH asked the Kailahun District Chair who categorically denied this suggestion
FH and a handful of people have already formed a delegation and asked EBK to block CM’s nominations
At any rate FH said that the nominations will never materialise
Mohamed Bangura reiterated that it was the leader’s prerogative to choose out of his free will
CM then asked to the effect: if I was the President would you ask me such a question? To which FH said he replied: thank God you are not the President
Swabu Sowa who was in attendance was not allowed to ask questions

DUADA TOMBO BANGURA, THE RUNNING MATE ISSUE AND OTHER APPOINTMENTS

FH - as stated already any Northerner of stature was steered away from the idea of running mate by DTB
CM was always supportive of the North-Southern PMDC leadership alliance
Although CM asked for 4 names to be forwarded to him the Chair of that committee was on DTB’s payroll
The 4 names put forward were Soccoh, Osayo, Dr Abu Bakarr Kamara and DTB
FH particularly preferred Osayo but Osayo and Soccoh were excluded because they were Christians
The remaining nominees were non-starters and incapable of being President. FH believes that CM promised DTB the running mate position. In addition FH said he has now seen documents confirming the position
FH believes that it will not be surprising to note that Dr Abu Bakarr Kamara may have also been promised the running mate position
FH added that all the running mate candidates were sending monies directly to CM
To overcome the 2 non-Christians nominees CM convened a meeting at which he said that a Founding Membership card should be made for Tejan Jalloh. CM’s appointment of Dr Jalloh was a disaster
Osayo would have been a better appointment giving that he has a Loko background but CM preferred Soccoh
FH and DTB almost got into a physical fight over the sum of $5,000 which DTB had asked FH to loan the party after a failed fundraising event. No reimbursement were made to FH

WHAT NEXT AND HOW NEXT

CM will face a fierce opposition at the next party Conference but he has massive support from the grass root level
Retaining CM will only divide the party and deplete PMDC’s support base
Any idea of a PMDC branch in Kono is baseless. PMDC does not exist in Kono
There is however evidence of PMDC’s existence in Kailahun although Vonjo voted against PMDC at the last local elections because he was not consulted during campaigns
Previously PMDC has always had a good showing in Kailahun, Kenema and Bo in the form of masquerades and other voluntary jubilations
At present, those who matter in the various areas have withdrawn from the party
As far as the issue of a “brotherhood” within PMDC is concerned I (FH) handed a video tape to Ansu Lansana which clearly contained details about it. Ansu should have it

CHARLES MARGAI, FEMI HEBRON and APC

CM is not in good terms with APC because of derogatory remarks made by him which was caught on tape. CM’s comments were to the effect that “if the head is rotten then the tail must be too” . Roughly translated to mean ‘what is food for the goose is food for the gander’
FH said he is now working very closely with Foryoh, Suwu, Vonjoh, Moijue, Osayo and Arrow (John) in a tacit bid to oust CM
CM is devoid of moral authority and has failed the nation. The just concluded local elections attests to this fact
PMDC needs someone that can bring the people or the party together. PMDC is ill-equipped to deliver in 2012 unless APC performs dismally
APC has adopted wrong and unethical policy of cajoling opposition members into joining them
There is wind that CM has formally asked for the withdrawal of the Lands Min (Benjamin Davies). The view is that the Min is too pro-APC and does not conform with CM dictates

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Subject: Re: THE DEATH IS ANNOUNCED OF PMDC; FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT LATER!
From: Neutralist
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Date Posted: 19:30:50 08/23/08 ()
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PMDC looks more like a ‘protest movement’ than a formidable political party does. The protest was against the nomination of Solomon Berewa as the SLPP candidate. Members felt the outgoing leader Tejan Kabbah treated Charles Margai unjustly. The movement succeeded in denying Berewa the presidency. With that purpose accomplished, it appears the movement is struggling to redefine itself. This is natural in the evolution of movements. PMDC has lost its ‘conscious constituency’ and members will eventually align with either one of the two main parties. The Movement does not seem to have what it takes to become a viable political party in Sierra Leone. “It takes lot of years to become an overnight success.” APC and SLPP did not get to be where they are in one year. I agree the PMDC is dead. The question is, how long before the members declare the funeral arrangements?


Subject: Re: THE DEATH IS ANNOUNCED OF PMDC; FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT LATER!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 04:54:05 08/24/08 ()
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My humble suggestion is for them to come back into the SLPP. Their actions have greatly proven to us that we should not neglected the cries of the few - their harm could harm the many. I empathise with you guys in the PMDC, you fought a fight and won. It is now time we come back into the fold. This time around, we will develop startegies to resolve and manage conflict.


Subject: Re: THE DEATH IS ANNOUNCED OF PMDC; FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT LATER!
From: Dr. Charles Curtis-Thomas
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Date Posted: 20:54:27 08/23/08 ()
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"...I agree the PMDC is dead. The question is, how long before the members declare the funeral arrangements?"
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BRILLIANT conclusion bordering on being comical. Tha very interesting (I prefer the word "perplexing") question is: WHEN the members of PMDC decide to go back to their roots, if you will,will the bulk of them go back to the SLPP? IF SO, WILL IT NEGATIVELY AFFECT THE APC COME 2012?

Nice to hear your "voice", BIG GUY, HOPE IT IS WELL WITH THY SOUL.


Subject: Re: THE DEATH IS ANNOUNCED OF PMDC; FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT LATER!
From: Neutralist
To: All
Date Posted: 22:23:52 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
If the just concluded Council Elections are anything to go by, it appears the bulk have already returned to the SLPP. Yes, it will negatively affect the APC come 2012. To what degree is uncertain. That depends as to how President Koroma will lead the country. If he fails to include more Southerners and Easterners in his cabinet in order to make inroads in those regions, he will face an impressive SLPP that would be hard to defeat. Another factor is will SLPP use a unpopular and undue process to select its nominee. The truth we cannot ignore is SLPP is gaining momentum. The Party seems ready to settle the political score democratically in 2012.
All is well with my soul Doctor. IS ALL WELL WITH YOU? Are things all right with you and the family? REGARDS AND BEST WISHES


Subject: Re: THE DEATH IS ANNOUNCED OF PMDC; FUNERAL ARRANGEMENT LATER!
From: Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas
To: All
Date Posted: 23:07:03 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"...IS ALL WELL WITH YOU? Are things all right with you and the family? REGARDS AND BEST WISHES

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The GOOD LORD changeth not...He is THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER. He has been sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo GOOD to me YESTERDAY...SO THEN, USING Hebrews 11 as my GUIDE and MY GUARD, I HAVE NO FEAR FOR THE MORROW.

Thanks for caring...it is indeed well with my soul.

TAKE GOOOOOOOOD CARE OF "THEM CORONARY ARTERIES"!


Subject: Olympics Soccer Final: Nigeria vs Argentina
From: A Concerned Citizen
To: All
Date Posted: 18:07:20 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-179-108-126.dc.dc.cox.net at 70.179.108.126

Message:

Half time:
Nigeria 0
Argentina 0



Subject: Ref : APC Fears Nothing
From: Hashim
To: All
Date Posted: 16:34:05 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: 5ac477d2.bb.sky.com at 90.196.119.210

Message:
Such lumpen publications must either be consigned to the dusbin or never allowed to see the day light. How on earth would a sober minded patriotic Sierra Leonean can even imagine such a sheepish display of political sentiment . You mean the APC is so good a government and so loved by its subjects that the need for a viable opposition and freedom of expression shouldn't exist .
Indeed SLPP like the APC governments have always been found wanting on probity ,but one distinction between the two is the enviable tolerance of the the SLPP compared to not only intolerance ,but the blunt application of archaic political strategies . Anytime the APC is in power its first target and prey has always been the democratic structures that empowers both the oposition and ordinary citizens to meaningfully represent their constituents and express their views respectively . This barbaric principle of power retention will never again survive in the 21st century salone. And you really don't need to offer any white horse to prevail because it's a dead horse.
The last time the APC was in power ,it took the military to remove them. so you see why Sierra Leoneans should be grateful to Starsser and co, irrespective of shotcomings - a malaise all our governments suffers. Pa Shaki= Fornah and co ; Momoh =Minah and co ; NPRC = Bambay and co and Tejan Kabbah =Kulah Samba and co.


Subject: Re: Ref : APC Fears Nothing
From: Shameful
To: All
Date Posted: 18:08:21 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thanks Hasim. My thoughts exactly!

Frankly, that was one of the most shameful pieces to ever see the light of day in a democracy. Than


Subject: "PLAGIARISM FOR DUMMIES" (Kutubu Koroma and John Leigh)
From: Chiefdom Council of Elders
To: All
Date Posted: 15:39:42 08/23/08 ()
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Message:
Joe Biden plagiarised Neil Kinnock speech(Telegraph.CO.UK.)

What's in a quote? For Joe Biden, his plagiarisation of a speech delivered by Neil Kinnock, then Labour leader, helped put pay to his own campaign to win the Democrats' presidential nomination more than 20 years ago.

The speech by Mr Kinnock, as he desperately tried to remodel and rebuild the Labour Party, was widely judged to be a dramatic and powerful piece of political rhetoric - making it particularly tempting, but also unusually unwise, for Mr Biden to borrow its most significant passage without attribution to the British politician.

NEIL KINNOCK at Welsh Labour Party conference May 1987:

"Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to university? Was it because our predecessors were thick? Does anybody really think that they didn't get what we had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? Of course not. It was because there was no platform upon which they could stand"

JOE BIDEN IN Sept 1987 during his first presidential campaign:

"Why is it that Joe Biden is the first in his family ever to go a university? Why is it that my wife... is the first in her family to ever go to college? Is it because our fathers and mothers were not bright? ...Is it because they didn't work hard? My ancestors who worked in the coal mines of northeast Pennsylvania and would come after 12 hours and play football for four hours? It's because they didn't have a platform on which to stand."
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Subject: LAWYER John Leigh, OBJECTION OVERRULED!
From: Chiefdom Police,,,,copyright
To: All
Date Posted: 15:54:22 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:

LAWYER JOHN LEIGH, PLEASE NOTE:

Plagiarism is not copyright infringement. While both terms may apply to a particular act, they are different transgressions. Copyright infringement is a violation of the rights of a copyright holder, when material protected by copyright is used without consent. On the other hand, plagiarism is concerned with the unearned increment to the plagiarizing author's reputation that is achieved through false claims of authorship."

HOPE YOU ARE SUFICIENTLY EDUCATED BY THE ABOVE!


Subject: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: Forum Police
To: All
Date Posted: 13:56:13 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
I have personally deleted all the childish self-advertisement and self-praises on this forum by the SLPP rag. If you want to advertise your newspaper, because nobody is interested in reading it, call the CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Rev. Kabs Kanu. He will show you our rates for adverts. You are not going to use our own forum to blow your ouw horns while trying to denigrate Cocorioko's (Something you will not succeed in doing ).

Good wine does not need self-advertisement . People will drink it and praise it that it is good wine. Cheap wine and only cheap wine thrives of self-advertisement and putting down the efforts of others.

You think you can compare yourself to Cocorioko ? Do you know the high standards and success stories Cocorioko has become ? Can your despicable rag full of lies and self-praise ever reach the standard of Cocorioko ?

What a shame that the same childish attitude you have about always being the best in your fight with APC or other regions is brought even to journalism.

If you want to advertise, call Rev. Kabs. Don't steal services from our forum. Theft of services is a crime, not to talk about all the plagiarism and concocted stories.


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 15:08:38 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 70-140-20-240.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 70.140.20.240

Message:
You sound very angry. I thought you created this forum to give other Sierra Leoneans a voice?

What is the point of censorship? You guys give APC a bad name, seriously. Some of use feel bad when people like you act in such a high handed way. This is thuggery by every name. It is wrong.

If you want to, you can take me off the forum now, BUT I WILL REMAIN A SENSIBLE AND DECENT SUPPORTER OF THE APC AND OF MY PRESIDENT WHILE I DEFEND BASIC CIVIL LIBERTIES OF RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH.


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: Forum Police
To: All
Date Posted: 15:21:43 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
You are stupid. Read what I wrote a second time and see why the posts were removed. Or you want me to write it in Mende ?


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 15:28:58 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 70-140-20-240.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 70.140.20.240

Message:
I guess you can get away with abusing other people. What makes you forum Police after all.

And look at your tribalistic innuendo? You are an embarrassment for the APC and to yourself.


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: SLPP vagabonds
To: All
Date Posted: 16:33:34 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
Go, Forum Poice. We are with you.


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: wolf in sheep clothing
To: All
Date Posted: 16:26:09 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 68-243-74-20.area7.spcsdns.net at 68.243.74.20

Message:
All the time we have been reading on this forum that cocorioko and this forum are two different organs.but the postings of KABS KANU and FORUM POLICE look alike. anything morality or unity is handled by KABS KANU but anything abusive or tribalistic is handled by forum police, but with the same intensity and vigour. couple of weeks ago when THE REV. was at large i didn't notice the FORUM POLICE.


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: Monikers
To: All
Date Posted: 16:31:08 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
Plaba Bessie reverts to monikers to escape Forum Police's bombardments. HEHEHEHEHEHEHEH


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: Forum Police
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:46 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
He is "at large" again this weekend and I am the head nigger in charge, if that makes you feel good.


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: jesse jackson
To: All
Date Posted: 17:02:49 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 68-243-74-20.area7.spcsdns.net at 68.243.74.20

Message:
MY SHIELD IS JESSE JACKSON ASK OBAMA


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: Forum Police
To: All
Date Posted: 16:03:42 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h164-44-67-4.chubb.com at 164.44.67.4

Message:
APC does not feed me or pay my bills. I can't understand your obsession with them.


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: Un-understandable
To: All
Date Posted: 18:31:36 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
Neither can I understand your undue obsession with the mendes. Why were you so anti-mende and f&cking tribalistic in your response to Plaba Bessie who sounds more Creole than Mende to me anyway!


Subject: Re: Childish self-advertisement by SLPP rag unacceptable here
From: Larry
To: All
Date Posted: 23:35:23 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: bullockhl@aol.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Now, I've had it! This TOO much! You have no right to disrespect cheap wine! If it wasn't for cheap wine, I wouldn't drink wine at all! Wine is supposed to be cheap. The fools who pay too much for wine are snobs who think that the higher the price, the better the wine. While this is sometimes, and rarely true, you can get a great bottle of wine for an inexpensive price almost everywhere in the world, and you need to make a different analogy when comparing Cokorioko to other media venues. Yes, you are excellent, and there is no shortage of giving voice to the SLPP and other opposition voices, and this is to your credit. But please leave wine out of it. Thank you.... :_)


Subject: Pedro invents an instrument called the TRIBEOMETER
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 13:47:22 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-232-195.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.232.195

Message:
With this instrument one will be able to figure out a person's tribal affiliation(s).The instrument converts signals from a persons DNA to the first letters of the person's tribe or tribes incase of hybrids.It can be positioned on the heart area and on the temple to indicate a person's thoughts and acceptance level.

Even if the person is not physically present his postings on a forum or email message written by him can be used as determinants.


Subject: Re: Pedro invents an instrument called the TRIBEOMETER
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 05:51:37 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.240.96.23

Message:
I have been following your interest in cultural anthropology - especially on kinship and tribes. Still waiting for the report of the last research.


Subject: AWOKO Confirms new people's Story
From: Go New People Go
To: All
Date Posted: 13:31:00 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
AWOKO NEWS

Think Tank The president deserves a pay rise BUT…

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

Umaru Fofana

To whom much is given much is expected. Invariably, to whom much is expected, much definitely should be also be given.


The salary of the Sierra Leonean worker especially in public service is appalling. So much so that when international organisations recruit local staff here they pay them a scornfully abysmal pay.


I do not believe a decent salary is necessarily an antidote for corruption; otherwise the menace would be more common among the heartlessly-paid in society than among the big men and women. But I definitely believe a low salary nourishes the intent for graft. A good pay takes away sympathy for officials who decide to be corrupt. The poor civil servant who admits to a corrupt practice pleading that he stole to pay his children’s school fees or feed them, is bound to attract more sympathy than the minister who loots the kitty to satisfy his insatiable thirst for affluence.

I have not yet seen President Ernest Bai Koroma’s asset declaration form to know what he owns. But I definitely believe Sierra Leoneans have a bloated impression of his wealth, never mind his having been an insurance broker before entering politics. Paying him a monthly salary of Le 4 million (less than $1,500) unleashes him on corrupt businesspeople and exposes him to backhanders. And for a man who told a commercial airliner “no, thank you” when it offered to buy tickets to fly his children, he deserves a lot more.


In an apparent bid to address this travesty of reality, a bill was yesterday tabled in parliament. Among other things, it aims to increase the salary of the president and the vice president. If the bill is passed as it is, the president will get Le 25 million a month and the vice president Le 20 million. If any of them dies in office, their spouse will receive nearly Le 20 million (in the case of the First Lady/First Gentleman) and Le 15 million in the case of the VP’s wife/husband. And on, and on and on.
While I will deal with the bill in its entirety later, I do not see anything wrong in increasing the salaries of the president and his vice president from the ridiculously low level at present. But I see everything wrong in increasing their salary by 500% at a go, without regard to the salary condition of the general public service.

It was President Ernest Bai Koroma who just a couple of weeks ago lashed out at civil servants for being “lackadaisical”. How true! But how true also that one reason for that is definitely because of their laughable pay and condition of service, with some of them taking home less than $ 70 a month. Before you mistake that to read $ 700, I mean SEVENTY dollars.


The president and his/her vice president get all their bills paid for him by the tax payer – from feeding to lodging, from clothing to fuel for their fleet to telephone. With virtually no tax paid by them, it is a bit difficult to understand therefore how the same tax payer should part with such an amount.


One consideration for a pay rise is an improvement in the revenue base of the country. But ours is a country that is donor-driven. How will the donor community react if we increase by 500% the salary of the president and his vice? Adversely, of course.
Worse and more insulting is the retroactive effect the bill seeks to have. In what looks like a ploy aimed at appeasing SLPP parliamentarians to vote for the bill because it involves their own former leader, if passed, the law will take effect from April 1996 when Tejan Kabbah came into office.


Calculate that backlog for someone who is a retired UN diplomat with an attractive bank account that includes his late former wife’s pension (who was also UN senior diplomat); a pension he collected until he remarried early this year. That is surely an account that will make Bill Gates fumble.

With the passing of the Anti Corruption Bill which, hopefully, will curtail corruption and save billions of badly-need Leones for the kitty, the conventional thinking is that more and more resources can be saved to cushion the effect of such a pay rise. But there are tens of thousands of other public service workers whose survival is as blighted as their children’s future is bleak.

Who does not know the rise in a house rent these days? Who needs reminding that Sierra Leone has hardly put any mechanisms in place to cushion the effect of the current global hardship that is biting hard? Who needs to be told that we are living under reduced circumstance? And for the rest of the public service, the servants bear the brunt of the expenses, which is not the case of the president and his vice president.

Parliamentarians should refrain from being partisan. They should not vote for the bill unaltered because they belong to his political party. Nor vote against it saying he does not deserve a pay rise just because they belong to another political party. I think Le 15 million is reasonable for the president and Le 10 million for the vice president. Bearing in mind only that the current global trend in relation to their livelihood, rests more on the head of the tax payer than on their.

Alongside that, a substantial pay rise should be considered for the rest of the public service. Otherwise there will be general disenchantment against the presidency, saying they care for themselves alone. With less than one year in office, that is a feeling too costly and can only get costlier. The rank and file supporters of the president and his party will stoutly defend it.


But the middle ground voter, who may have voted the president, will be put off by it. Trust me Mr President! Scrutinise the bill MPs! But remember that we surely need a pay rise for the president and the vice president.
By Umaru Fofana


Subject: Re: AWOKO Confirms new people's Story
From: Shame
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:56 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
Is cocorioco a newspaper? Where is their investid=gatice journalism. Oh i foorgot, Prez koroma defeats 90 year old woman in squash tournament was one of their investigative news.


Subject: President Koroma LIES to the Sierra Leonean People about the
From: The New People
To: All
Date Posted: 13:26:06 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
Prezo, nar true?


Subject: Re: President Koroma LIES to the Sierra Leonean People about the
From: So what
To: All
Date Posted: 13:59:28 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 41.208.168.186

Message:
So what??It is not just for them, and if you people come back to the office in 2012 or 2017 or 2022 or 2027 or 2032, you will also join the same or similar perks.So just keep quiet,allow us to govern and wait for your turn.


Subject: Phillip Neville caught with teenage tart by wife!!!
From: Superago
To: All
Date Posted: 12:38:07 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c83-248-232-195.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.232.195

Message:
This is surely news to victims of this bad-mouth of a journalist.Last evening the 'celebrated' prezo of SLAJ rang his wife that he will be late because of a meeting he had to attend at State House.After receiving a call from the concord times editor inquiring whether the errant hubby is back home or not, the wife became highly suspicious and headed straight for the Standardtimes office unannounced.On her arrival she found the door locked and had to stand outside determined to know whether hubby is in or not.The guards tried to persuade her to leave but brushed them off.The unsuspecting cheater of a husband after taking his dose decided to let the tart leave and as he opened the door he saw the wife standing.He attempted to rush back but the tart pushed him out of the office where the waiting wife grabbed his pants squeezing his testicles.Neville was in a catch 22 situation where in he could neither scream nor keep quiet.He was sweating all over while his testicles were under sporadic pain.

The news leaked and the whole area was swarming with people on to the time of this report.
As more details emerge you will be kept duly informed.


Subject: Re: Phillip Neville caught with teenage tart by wife!!!
From: Liar
To: All
Date Posted: 14:06:33 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 41.208.168.186

Message:
Phillip is more sensible than that>if at all the story is true, he will never do such a thing in his office, and there are atleast 2 guest houses near his office for Le30,000 per night.


Subject: Re: Phillip Neville caught with teenage tart by wife!!!
From: Dull Dumbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:55:12 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
Dull caalier Bai Bureh,

Stop the lies. I thought that Neville was an APC hero? What happened?As soon as people stop dancing to your music, you start to attack them.


Subject: Re: Phillip Neville caught with teenage tart by wife!!!
From: bobsonmans
To: All
Date Posted: 15:26:21 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: bobsonmans69@btinternet.com
Entered From: 5ac57d66.bb.sky.com at 90.197.125.102

Message:
We all do have skeletons in our cupboards.That does not take away the fact that Neville is one of the most forthright journalists in Sierra Leone. He is not a system man. If you take a look at the archives of his publication you will see that he is a system basher. He and Paul Kamara are my favourite sierra Leonean journalists. I am judging him on the basis of his professionalism and not his moral judgement. If the story is true, i only hope and pray that his marital ralationship remains intact. In this age, it is not easy to maintain long-term relationships without such hiccups. Anyone who suggests otherwise is a hyppocrite.


Subject: Re: Phillip Neville caught with teenage tart by wife!!!
From: True Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 18:34:05 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
I don't think you know Philip Neville. The descr1ption of forthright does not rhyme with the real Neville. You better go and ask if you don't know.


Subject: Re: Phillip Neville caught with teenage tart by wife!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 18:33:31 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
I don't think you know Philip Neville. The word fortright does not rhyme with the real Neville. You better go and ask if you don't know.


Subject: Re: Phillip Neville caught with teenage tart by wife!!!
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 16:54:18 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
" I think philip Veville is just riping what jus saw not too long ago. You see my people, no matter what a man do in this small planet of ours, the eyes of our invisible being is watching. Remember what he was doing to Pallor fews days back?. leaders are chosen by God and decided by men, so we have to be very carefull how we treat one another.He was busy exposing parlo's internal affairs with an ex-girlfriend whislt he is working underground commuting funnication (one of the most awfull crime hell even condem)
it is understandable that men some times go out with girls as love making and sexual satisfaction,but not when you have get married. Who do you think can bring satisfaction to that material you have left at home(boyf reind?)and these types of people are sometimes the very jealous one to their wife,ver very supressive to them.It is imoral to have sex in work place andvery filthy indeed to have it with a teenage girl." philip stop


Subject: Koroma says"... PAPER,or BOOKS and I PAGIARIZE"
From: forum observer
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:50 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-255-102-206.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.255.102.206

Message:
Koroma says"... PAPER,or BOOKS and I PAGIARIZE"


Posted by CHIEFDOM POLICE on August 21, 2008 at 10:35:11:

In Reply to: SOME USEFUL HINTS FOR THE CHIEFDOM POLICE. posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 21, 2008 at 09:54:58:

"...General J.A.Ankrah,
Lt.General E.K.Kotoka,
Major.A.A.Afrifa,
Lt.General A. Ocran
Inspector General J.K.W.Harley,
A.\Deku,
B.Yakubu,
J.E.O.Nuoo.
The above information is without any reference because non is required as this information has been in the public domain for well over 40 years.I made conscious efforts to study them and made sure they became part and parcel of my knowledge so that if I were to engage in any intelligent discussions..."


You are showing your "right brained" mentality again. If your are talking about the above individuals, for example, you have to reference them. You have to ,for example, say, "according to this person, according to this book, according to this magazine, according to... etc., etc.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________pla·gia·rize

Function: verb

Inflected Form(s): pla·gia·rized; pla·gia·riz·ing

Etymology: plagiary

transitive verb
: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source

intransitive verb
: to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
— pla·gia·riz·er noun
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Thr functional illiterate, MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA WROTE: "On the military aspects of my writings whether on Ghana,Nigeria,Sierra Leone or the UK,I have LONG follwed those events on PAPER,or BOOKS and i made sure they became PART of MY KNOWLEDGE. For example,i was in Sierra Leone when Afrifa WROTE about the Ghana coup on February 24,1966 and also when Alex Madibo WROTE about why the Nigeria intervened..."
(The functional illiterate, Kutubu Koroma)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

FROM THE ABOVE, THAT IS, TAKING WORKS FROM OTHER PEOPLE WITHOUT GIVING CREDIT, WE THE JURY FIND THE FUNCTIONAL ILLITERATE, ALSO KNOWN AS "RIGHT-BRAINED", KUTUBU KOROMA GUILTY OF "MASS PLAGIARISM".


Subject: STOP LIBELLING PALOR
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:46 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 70-140-20-240.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 70.140.20.240

Message:
Gentlemen, please stop libelling Palor Conteh. Even New People has stood up to defend the man from the kind of sensational nonsense people are writing about him. In fact, Palor jointly owns the Glenn Dale Home with Eunice. New People puts the live document on their site including the value of the house and everything else. Good job New People. At least you guys are not all nasty about every APC member. It was getting monotonous.


Subject: PMDC Confirms New People's Allegation
From: Go New People GO
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:55 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Re: PMDC's Femi Hebron? What a load of Trash!Saturday, August 23, 2008 8:47 AM
From: "Agnes K Macauley"to Contacts To: LEONENET@LISTSERV.TAMU.EDU

Thanks for this publication. All I can say is that these minutes are inconclusive and I will not comment further. This is not surprising though; as we have saboteurs all over the place for various interests. An investigation as to how this inconclusive document


Subject: Re: PMDC Confirms New People's Allegation
From: Go New people Go
To: All
Date Posted: 10:37:03 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

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Re: PMDC's Femi Hebron? What a load of Trash!Saturday, August 23, 2008 8:47 AM
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Thanks for this publication. All I can say is that these minutes are inconclusive and I will not comment further. This is not surprising though; as we have saboteurs all over the place for various interests.

An investigation as to how this inconclusive document got to the Press will be on-going and the culprits will be dealt with accordingly. This propaganda will not gain anyone any political investment. I am on my way to a Fantastic Fundraising BBQ - and will not bother about this as it is no news to me.

Agnes K Macauley

Chair, PMDC UK/Ireland


Subject: Re: PMDC Confirms New People's Allegation
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Click and read the juicy details from the New people.


Subject: OBAMA'S WRONG VICE PRESIDENTIAL PICK.
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OBAMA’s VICE PRESIDENTIAL WRONG CHOICE:
Senator Barack Obama has just announced his pick for the Vice Presidency.
Ironically,he settled for one of the Belt way insiders albeit he blames Washington for the political quagmire that has dogged the nation promising to change things.
On one hand I commend him for not capitulating to the Hillarist mentality because it will be a recipe for unmitigated disaster should both of them arrive at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave on December 20,2009.
On the contrary,Baiden is the wrong choice politically and morally and his inclusion on the ticket will be hardly in consonance with the legitimate aspirations envisioned in the much touted “CHANGE”Obama has made the central issue in his campaign simply because he is bringing along too much baggage to this campaign.
I feel Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico should have been given a spot on the ticket because of the reservoir of experiences in both domestice and foreign affairs on account of the fact that he has held dazzling array of offices.His being on the ticket will make the Latino votes a slam dunk matter.His personal moral integrity will be tremendously advantageous to man who wants to clean the political debris that has permeated the political life of Washington.
It is left to be seen what Baiden’s inclusion on the ticket will achieve.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: OBAMA'S WRONG VICE PRESIDENTIAL PICK.
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You have a right to your opinion but not to CHANGE the facts!

You are deluded to believe that America is ready to accomodate two minorities(black +hispanic or woman) on a presidential ticket.


Subject: If you want to run with the big dogs, stop peeing like...
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ANOTHER 15,000 lbs BOMB FALLS ON KUTUBU KOROMA!

In Reply to: CURTIS THOMAS'S JADED AND PATENT LIES.PART ONE. posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 20, 2008 at 22:45:03:


"Mr. Koroma, I have watched with interest all your attacks on the literary credibility of Dr. Curtis-Thomas starting with when you two were at the AT forum. Let me tell you up front that I do not know and have never met either of you. however my advise to you is to carefully look at Dr. Thomas' postings and you will find that the Fornah letter was not originally posted by him but by somebody else whom he acknowledged and the same goes for the Sir Albert piece. in both instances Dr. Thomas just reproduced what other people wrote and he had the good judgement to acknowledge them. Frankly, Mr. Koroma, I think you waste too much time scrutinizing other peoples' writings and bear in mind that just because you were not aware of something does not mean that it did not happen. You write a lot of stuff on this forum and used to at AT forum. How do we know that you are stating the facts? The narratives you wrote about the coups in Nigeria and Ghana were very enlightening and interesting but I did not see you giving credit to any of the sources you got your materials from. I am sure you were not there when those events were occuring. You had to rely on somebody else's materials. Please let us all live and let live. I personally do not care whether you or Dr. Thomas "lift" materials from other people as long as it is ineresting reading.
One thing though before I run out. You are always preaching that people should not be afraid to speak their minds. However it was with interest that I watched you ignore the maniacal rantings and obscenities of one of your friends at AT forum just because he used to flatter you about how good your writings were and named you into his crazy "executive committee in exile." People like Willie Herd and Samba Deen, to name a few, took umbrage with him but you never uttered one word of critisism and your crazy friend is the reason the AT forum closed down. So, sir, before you critisize, well......." (Imperialist_
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Posted by Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas on August 21, 2008 at 06:51:54:

CURTIS THOMAS'S(sic) JADED AND PATENT LIES.PART ONE.


Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 20, 2008 at 22:45:03:

CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS’s (sic) JADED AND PATENT LIES ABOUT SIR.ALBERT MARGAI BEING A TRIBALIST: PART ONE
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functional "righr-brained" illiterate KURUBU KOROMA, I was looking for an "elementary school" teacher to help you with "adult literacy".

YOU WROTE"...CURTIS-THOMAS'S"...."AH WOOYAH, YOU SORRY OOOOOOh"! The right way to do it is "CURTIS-THOMAS'...HOPE YOU DO NOT HAVE SHORT-TERM MEMORY LOSS AND THET YOU WILL REMEMBER NEXT TIME!

Mr Kutubu Koroma, If you want to run with the big dogs, stop peeing like an abandoned "OKURU PUPPY"! NEED I SAY MORE?


Subject: Koroma says"... PAPER,or BOOKS and I PAGIARIZE"
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Koroma says"... PAPER,or BOOKS and I PAGIARIZE"

Koroma says"... PAPER,or BOOKS and I PAGIARIZE"


Posted by CHIEFDOM POLICE on August 21, 2008 at 10:35:11:

In Reply to: SOME USEFUL HINTS FOR THE CHIEFDOM POLICE. posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma on August 21, 2008 at 09:54:58:

"...General J.A.Ankrah,
Lt.General E.K.Kotoka,
Major.A.A.Afrifa,
Lt.General A. Ocran
Inspector General J.K.W.Harley,
A.\Deku,
B.Yakubu,
J.E.O.Nuoo.
The above information is without any reference because non is required as this information has been in the public domain for well over 40 years.I made conscious efforts to study them and made sure they became part and parcel of my knowledge so that if I were to engage in any intelligent discussions..."


You are showing your "right brained" mentality again. If your are talking about the above individuals, for example, you have to reference them. You have to ,for example, say, "according to this person, according to this book, according to this magazine, according to... etc., etc.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________pla·gia·rize

Function: verb

Inflected Form(s): pla·gia·rized; pla·gia·riz·ing

Etymology: plagiary

transitive verb
: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source

intransitive verb
: to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source
— pla·gia·riz·er noun
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Thr functional illiterate, MOHAMED KUTUBU KOROMA WROTE: "On the military aspects of my writings whether on Ghana,Nigeria,Sierra Leone or the UK,I have LONG follwed those events on PAPER,or BOOKS and i made sure they became PART of MY KNOWLEDGE. For example,i was in Sierra Leone when Afrifa WROTE about the Ghana coup on February 24,1966 and also when Alex Madibo WROTE about why the Nigeria intervened..."
(The functional illiterate, Kutubu Koroma)
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FROM THE ABOVE, THAT IS, TAKING WORKS FROM OTHER PEOPLE WITHOUT GIVING CREDIT, WE THE JURY FIND THE FUNCTIONAL ILLITERATE, ALSO KNOWN AS "RIGHT-BRAINED", KUTUBU KOROMA GUILTY OF "MASS PLAGIARISM".



Subject: how secretary of state General Haig illegally seized power .
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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Date Posted: 09:30:32 08/23/08 ()
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HOW SECRETARY OF STATE GENERAL ALEXANDER MEIGS HAIG ILLEGALLY SEIZED POWER IN 1980.
President Ronald Wilson Reagan was shot on March 31st,while returning from the Washington Hilton Hotel by John Hinckley who claimed he did so to impress Actress Jody Foster.
The vice president then Mr.George H.W.Bush upon hearing the news turned around headed for Washington DC.
The Secretary of State then General Alexander Meigs Haig while the president was going through surgery rushed before the world press in the White House briefing room and announced,”GENETLE MEN,AS OF THIS MOMENT,I AM IN CONTROL HERE PENDING THE RETURN OF THE VICE PRESIDENT”
Constitutional scholars challenged Mr.Haig’s assertion of that and pointedly reminded him of the order of precedence as provided by the 25th.amendment to the constitution.
It was from that moment he was black listed by Mrs.Nancy Reagan and the neo conservatives and did not rest until he was eventually dismissed not too long thereafter,only to vanish into sinister circumstances since then.
The other of precedence is as follows:
The Vice President,
The Speaker of the House,
The president of the Senate,
The Secretary of State.
This explains why the USA is very careful not to bring in military officers in a civilian administration for fear of usurpation of constitutional power as are frequent in places like Ghana and Nigerian.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Kabs Kanu talks about "keeping hope alive"!
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Posted by KABS KANU on August 22, 2008 at 19:07:53:

In Reply to: A GREAT SCOOP-----New People Publishes the Transition Report posted by COCORIOKO caught with its pants down..........AGAIN..?? on August 22, 2008 at 09:35:27:

"...COCORIOKO will rise to even greater heights AGAIN. I am trying to delink it from politics and hopefully get more reporters to provide news from all spectrums of society. You just wait and see.Cream always floats to the top not under..." (Kabs Kanu)


Subject: Re: Kabs Kanu talks about "keeping hope alive"!
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If the quote attributed to the Reverend is accurate,then we have a lot to be thankful for beacuse inorder to protect and build a fledgling democracy the watchdogs have to be impartial in their coverage of the government of the day.Absent that we are encouraging a government taht can run roughshod on its people at will.All newspapers can have their political leanings as long as it is kept in the editorial and opinion pages.


Subject: GETTING TO KNOW OBAMA'S RUNNING MATE, JOE BIDEN.
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Joe Biden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Senior Senator
from Delaware
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 1973
Serving with Tom Carper
Preceded by J. Caleb Boggs

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Born November 20, 1942 (1942-11-20) (age 65)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse Neilia Hunter (deceased)
Jill Tracy Jacobs
Residence Wilmington, Delaware
Alma mater University of Delaware
Syracuse University
Profession Lawyer, Politician
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Delaware. He has been selected as the Democratic Party candidate for Vice President in the 2008 presidential election, by presumptive Presidential nominee Barack Obama.[1] He is a member of the Democratic Party, and is currently serving his sixth term. Biden has served for the sixth-longest period among current Senators (fourth among Democrats) and is Delaware's longest-serving Senator. He is the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in the 110th Congress. Biden has served in that position in the past, and he has served as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination in the 2008 presidential election, but dropped out after the caucuses in Iowa on January 3, 2008. Senator Obama announced Biden as his running mate via a text message to supporters on August 23, 2008.


Biography

Early life and family
Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph R. Biden, Sr. and Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan.[2][3] He was the first of four siblings[3] and is of Irish Catholic heritage. He has two brothers, James Brian Biden and Francis W. Biden, and a sister, Valerie (Biden) Owens.[4] The Biden family moved to Claymont, Delaware when Biden was 10 years old,[3] and he grew up in suburban New Castle County, Delaware, where his father was a car salesman. In 1961, Biden graduated from Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware[3] and, in 1965, from the University of Delaware in Newark,[5] where he double majored in history and political science.[3] He then attended Syracuse University College of Law, graduated in 1968, and was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1969.[5][6][7]

In 1966, while in law school, Biden married Neilia Hunter. They had three children, Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, Robert Hunter, and Naomi. His wife and infant daughter died in a car accident shortly after he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972. His two young sons, Beau and Hunter, were seriously injured in the accident, but both eventually made full recoveries. Biden was sworn into office from their bedside. Persuaded not to resign in order to care for them, Biden began the practice of commuting an hour and a half each day on the train from his home in the Wilmington suburbs to Washington, DC, which he continues to do.

In 1977, Biden married Jill Tracy Jacobs. They have one daughter, Ashley, and are members of the Roman Catholic Church. In February 1988, Biden was hospitalized for two brain aneurysms which kept him from the Senate for seven months.

Biden's elder son, Beau, was a partner in the Wilmington law firm of Bifferato, Gentilotti, Biden & Balick, LLC and was elected Attorney General of Delaware in 2006. He is a captain in the Delaware Army National Guard, where he serves in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. He is set to be deployed to Iraq in October, 2008.[8] Biden's younger son, Hunter, works as a lawyer in Washington, DC, serves on the board of directors of Amtrak, and previously worked in the Commerce Department.

Since 1991, Biden has also served as an adjunct professor at the Widener University School of Law, where he teaches a seminar on constitutional law.


United States Senator
In 1969, Biden began practicing law in Wilmington, Delaware,[5] and was soon elected to the New Castle County, County Council, where he served from 1970 to 1972.[5]

The 1972 U.S. Senate election presented Biden with a unique opportunity. Popular Republican incumbent Senator J. Caleb Boggs was considering retirement, which would likely have left U.S. Representative Pete du Pont and Wilmington Mayor Harry G. Haskell, Jr. in a divisive primary fight. To avoid that, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon was invited to a meeting to convince Boggs to run again with full Republican support. Boggs ran, but Biden eventually won.[9]

Biden took office on January 3, 1973, at age 30, becoming the fifth-youngest U.S. Senator in United States history. At age 30, Biden was at the minimum age to become a U.S. Senator. He has since won additional terms easily, defeating James H. Baxter, Jr. in 1978, John M. Burris in 1984, M. Jane Brady in 1990, and Raymond J. Clatworthy in 1996 and 2002, usually with about 60% of the vote. He is now the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Delaware history. He was running for re-election as senator in 2008.

In 1974 freshman Senator Biden was named one of the 200 Faces for the Future by TIME magazine.[10]


110th Congress
Biden serves on the following committees in the 110th U.S. Congress[11]

Committee on Foreign Relations (Chairman)
As Chairman of the full committee Biden is an ex officio member of each subcommittee.
Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Antitrust Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, (Chairman)
Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law
Subcommittee on Immigration Border Security and Citizenship
Subcommittee on Technology Terrorism and Homeland Security
Caucus on International Narcotics Control (Co-Chairman)
For a comprehensive accounting of Biden's voting record see Project Vote Smart[12] and other material noted in the Reference section.


Judiciary Committee

Biden on Meet the PressBiden is a long-time member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which he chaired from 1987 until 1995 and served as ranking minority member from 1981 until 1987 and again from 1995 until 1997. In this capacity, he dealt with issues related to drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties. While chairman, Biden presided over two of the most contentious U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings: Robert Bork in 1987 and Clarence Thomas in 1991.[13]

Biden has been involved in crafting many federal crime laws over the last decade, including the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, also known as the Biden Crime Law. He also authored the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA), which contains a broad array of measures to combat domestic violence and provides billions of dollars in federal funds to address gender-based crimes. In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled that the section of VAWA allowing a federal civil remedy for victims of gender-motivated violence exceeded Congress' authority and therefore was unconstitutional.[14] Congress reauthorized VAWA in 2000 and 2005.[15][16] In March 2004, Biden enlisted major American technology companies in diagnosing the problems of the Austin, Texas-based National Domestic Violence Hotline, and to donate equipment and expertise to it.[17][18][13]

As chairman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus, Biden wrote the laws that created the nation's "Drug Czar," who oversees and coordinates national drug control policy. In April 2003 he introduced the controversial Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act, also known as the RAVE Act. He continues to work to stop the spread of "date rape drugs" such as Rohypnol, and drugs such as Ecstasy and Ketamine. In 2004 he worked to pass a bill outlawing steroids like androstenedione, the drug used by many baseball players.[13]

Biden's legislation to promote college aid and loan programs allows families to deduct on their annual income tax returns up to $10,000 per year in higher education expenses. His "Kids 2000" legislation established a public/private partnership to provide computer centers, teachers, Internet access, and technical training to young people, particularly to low-income and at-risk youth.[19]


Foreign Relations Committee

Biden gives his opening statement and questions to U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and General David H. Petraeus at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Iraq; September 11, 2007Biden is also a long-time member and current chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In 1997, he became the ranking minority member and chaired the committee from June 2001 through 2003. When Democrats re-took control of the Senate following the 2006 elections, Biden again assumed the top spot on the committee in 2007. His efforts to combat hostilities in the Balkans in the 1990s brought national attention and influenced presidential policy: traveling repeatedly to the region, he made one meeting famous by calling Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic a "war criminal." He consistently argued for lifting the arms embargo, training Bosnian Muslims, investigating war crimes and administering NATO air strikes. Biden's subsequent "lift and strike" resolution was instrumental in convincing President Bill Clinton to use military force in the face of systematic human rights violations.[citation needed] Biden has also called on Libya to release political prisoner Fathi Eljahmi.[20]

Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Biden was supportive of the Bush administration's efforts, calling for additional ground troops in Afghanistan and agreeing that Saddam Hussein was a threat that needed to be dealt with. The Bush administration rejected an effort Biden undertook with Senator Richard Lugar to pass a resolution authorizing military action only after the exhaustion of diplomatic efforts. In October 2002, Biden voted for the final resolution to support the war in Iraq. He has long supported the appropriations to pay for the occupation, but has argued repeatedly that more soldiers are needed, the war should be internationalized, and the Bush administration should "level with the American people" about the cost and length of the conflict.[21]

In November 2006, Biden and Leslie Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, released a comprehensive strategy to end sectarian violence in Iraq. Rather than continuing the present approach or withdrawing, the plan calls for "a third way": federalizing Iraq and giving Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis "breathing room" in their own regions.[22]


Presidential campaigns
Biden has twice ran for the Democratic nomination for President, he first ran in 1988, and again in 2008. Both times he was unsuccessful.

In 2003, Biden considered joining the Democratic field of candidates for the 2004 presidential race but decided otherwise, saying he did not have enough time to cultivate a sufficient fundraising base. Some thought Biden a possible running mate for presidential candidate John Kerry, but Biden urged Kerry to select Republican Senator John McCain instead.[23] Biden also had been widely discussed as a possible U.S. Secretary of State in a Democratic administration.[24]


1988
Main article: Joe Biden presidential campaign, 1988
In 1987, Joe Biden ran as a Democratic presidential candidate, formally declaring his candidacy at the Wilmington train station on June 9, 1987. In his speech, he challenged Americans to step beyond the materialism of the Reagan years. When the campaign began, Biden was considered a potentially strong candidate because of his moderate image, his supposed appeal to Baby Boomers, his fundraising appeal[25] (Biden's $1.7 million raised in the first quarter of 1987 was more than any other candidate, including the then front-runner, Gary Hart), his high profile position as chair of the Senate Judiciary committee during the Robert Bork confirmation hearings, and, perhaps above all, his soaring oratory. Biden often seemed to try to inspire the same hope and idealism associated with 1960s liberals such as Robert Kennedy, especially as related to civil rights. He received considerable attention in the summer of 1986 when he excoriated Secretary of State George Shultz at a Senate Hearing because of the Reagan administration's support of South Africa, which continued to support a system of Apartheid. By August 1987, however, Biden's campaign had already begun to lag behind those of Michael Dukakis and Richard Gephardt.[25]

Then in September 1987, the campaign ran into serious trouble when he was accused of plagiarizing a speech by Neil Kinnock, then-leader of the British Labour Party.[26] Though Biden had correctly credited the original author in all speeches but one, the one where he failed to make mention of the originator was caught on video.[27] Within days, it was also discovered that, while a first year law student at Syracuse Law School, Biden had plagiarized a law review article in a class paper he wrote. Though the then-dean of the law school, as well as Biden's former professor, played down the incident of plagiarism, they did find that Biden drew "chunks of heavy legal prose directly from" the article in question. Biden said the act was inadvertent due to his not knowing the proper rules of citation, and Biden was permitted to retake the course after receiving a grade of F in the course, which was subsequently dropped from his record when he retook the class. Biden also released at the same time the record of his grades as an undergraduate which were C's and D's with the exception of two A's in physical education, one B in a course on English writers and an F in ROTC during his first three semesters.[28] His grades improved later in his undergraduate career but were not exceptional.[28] Further, when questioned by a New Hampshire resident about his grades in law school Biden had claimed falsely to have graduated in the "top half" of his class, (when he actually graduated 76th in a class of 85) that he had attended on a full scholarship, and had received three degrees.[29] In fact he had received two majors, History and Political Science, and a single B.A., as well as a half scholarship based on financial need.[29]

Faced with these revelations, Biden withdrew from the nomination race on September 23, 1987, saying his candidacy had been overrun by "the exaggerated shadow" of his mistakes.[30] After Biden withdrew from the race it was learned that the Dukakis campaign had secretly made a video showcasing the Biden/Kinnock comparison and distributed it to news outlets. Dukakis fired John Sasso, his campaign manager and long-time Chief of Staff.[31][32]


2008
Main article: Joe Biden presidential campaign, 2008

2008 campaign logoBiden declared his candidacy for president on January 31, 2007, although he had discussed running for months prior.[33] In January 2006, Delaware newspaper columnist Harry F. Themal wrote that Biden "occupies the sensible center of the Democratic Party."[34] Themal concludes that this is the position Biden desires, and that in a campaign "he plans to stress the dangers to the security of the average American, not just from the terrorist threat, but from the lack of health assistance, crime, and energy dependence on unstable parts of the world."[34] He goes on to quote Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen as saying that Biden's candidacy might be endangered by his "manic-obsessive running of the mouth."[34] This foreshadowed Biden's January 31 remark on fellow Democratic candidate and Senator Barack Obama, frequently transcribed as, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that's a storybook, man."[35] However, several linguists and political analysts stated that the correct transcr1ption includes a comma after the word "African-American", which "would significantly change the meaning (and the degree of offensiveness) of Biden's comment".[36] Still, his comments took second place on Time magazine's list of Top 10 Campaign Gaffes for 2007.[37]

It has been speculated that Biden would accept the position of Secretary of State because of his foreign policy experience and credentials.[38] However, Biden has rejected the notion outright, saying "Under no administration will I accept the job of Secretary of State" and claimed to be focused only on the presidency. At a 2007 campaign event, Biden said, "I know a lot of my opponents out there say I'd be a great Secretary of State. Seriously, every one of them. Do you watch any of the debates? 'Joe's right, Joe's right, Joe's right.'"[39] Other candidates commenting that "Joe is right" in the Democratic debates was converted into a Biden campaign theme and ad.[40]

Biden was noted for his one-liners on the campaign trail, saying of then-Republican frontrunner Rudy Giuliani at the October 30, 2007, debate in Philadelphia, "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence: a noun, and a verb and 9/11."[41]

On January 3, 2008, during the Iowa caucuses, Biden announced that he would be dropping out of the presidential race when over half of the precincts were tallied in which he only captured 1% of Iowa's delegates behind Barack Obama, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Richardson. He was running instead for a seventh Senate term when, in late August, he was picked by Obama to be his running mate.


2008 Democratic vice-presidential nomination
Main articles: Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008 and Democratic Party (United States) vice presidential candidates, 2008
Wikinews has related news:
Biden's Georgia visit raises speculation about VP nodIn a June 22, 2008, interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Biden confirmed that he would accept the vice presidential nomination if offered.[42] The Associated Press reported on August 22, 2008 that Biden had been chosen by Barack Obama to be his running mate, citing anonymous Democratic Party sources. The choice was confirmed on Obama's official campaign website[43] shortly after AP's announcement.


Political positions
Main article: Political positions of Joe Biden


Almanac
Public Offices
Office Type locat1on Elected Term began Term ends notes
County Council Legislature Wilmington 1970 January 4, 1971 January 3, 1973 4th District
U.S. Senator Legislature Washington 1972 January 3, 1973 January 3, 1979
U.S. Senator Legislature Washington 1978 January 3, 1979 January 3, 1985
U.S. Senator Legislature Washington 1984 January 3, 1985 January 3, 1991
U.S. Senator Legislature Washington 1990 January 3, 1991 January 3, 1997
U.S. Senator Legislature Washington 1996 January 3, 1997 January 3, 2003
U.S. Senator Legislature Washington 2002 January 3, 2003 January 3, 2009



Subject: Re: GETTING TO KNOW OBAMA'S RUNNING MATE, JOE BIDEN.
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Both Obama ad Biden have something common in their names, and their names sound very very common, in the context of current world scenario.I am sure they will both attract a lot of muslim voters


Subject: Re: GETTING TO KNOW OBAMA'S RUNNING MATE, JOE BIDEN.
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I congratulate the most respectable and well experienced Sen.Joe Biden on his appointment as Obama's running mate. The selection of sen.Biden is a manifestation of Obama's commitment towards acting right and taking this country forward. I only hope the sick and misguided people in the APC will learn from Obama, he did not select Sen.Biden because he(Obama) received from Sen.Biden a huge amount of diamond blood money( as in the case of APC'S vice-president Sam- Sumana).Obama selected Sen.Joe Biden because the Delaware senator has enough experience, a clean public record and a very good character. These are the qualifies any sensible presidential candidate will look for in his pick for a running mate. Once again, I congratulate Sen. Joe Biden and I wish the Obama ticket good luck and God's guidance.


Subject: Re: GETTING TO KNOW OBAMA'S RUNNING MATE, JOE BIDEN.
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Date Posted: 10:46:15 08/23/08 ()
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It is better to keep quiet and let people THINK that you are stupid rather than open da boush and then they KNOW that you are an EMPTY STUPID BUFFON


Subject: Nooooooooooooooooooooo, "John Akinyemi", NOT KING LOGGY!
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Posted by John Akinyemi on August 21, 2008 at 09:57:24:

In Reply to: You failed to address the fact that you are an illiterate posted by Dr. C. Curtis-Thomas on August 21, 2008 at 08:24:22:

"...The most profaners I have notice are Mohamed Kutubu Koroma, Dr. Curtis-Thomas, Eddie Grant, Bra Enviable, Salifu Papah, Musa Kamara, KING LOGGY and Dr. Nahim ."


Subject: Re: Nooooooooooooooooooooo, "John Akinyemi", NOT KING LOGGY!
From: My Bad
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Date Posted: 18:35:41 08/23/08 ()
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KING LOGGY is not profane? I must have missed where he stopped being profane. My bad!


Subject: Berewa and Koroma should work on peace..talk..talk..
From: SORIE Jawara
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Date Posted: 05:28:39 08/23/08 ()
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Sierra Leone will not see peace and enjoy peace if Berewa and president Koroma are crowned as peace makers.This is ridiculous and worthless because they do not have the mighties to restore peace in the country.How can crying babies restore peace when dirty braceletts are hidden under their sleeves? If these people have control over their supporters how come indecent acts are carried out daily? Yes, they have openly warned their supporters, but are the supporters complying? No is the simple answer and the so called ressurected democracy is in great danger. What is the solution? Simple answer, stamp out law and order, law enforcement officers, military, destroy the prisons , kick out the president and send Berewa away ....they are counter productive and useless.If the simple answer is wrong and the application extreme , tell us the best way to eradicate the terrible headache ? Ooops long twisted mouths, coughing and sneezing every where. A.P.C. vs S.L.P.P. headaches!!!!!!!


Subject: Re: Berewa and Koroma should work on peace..talk..talk..
From: Impossible
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Date Posted: 06:56:09 08/23/08 ()
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Berewah will not go to the State House for the fear that they would splash urine on him


Subject: Re: Berewa and Koroma should work on peace..talk..talk..
From: SORIE Jawara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:17:14 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: soriejawara@verizon.com
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Impossible, are you sure it has reached that level? splashing urine on people?


Subject: The Most Dishonest Minister Pallo Conteh Must Go Now.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 01:51:32 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
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President Ernest Koroma's best friend and minister of defence Pallo Conteh had proved to our country that is a very dishonest person. Apart from lying to his lawful wedded wife in London and one of his numerous girlfriends Eunice Zizer(of the USA),he also falsified the declaration form he submitted to parliament. That is a serious crime for which he must be kicked out off the position of minister and thrown into a jail cell.
Everyday APC ministers show us that they are corrupt, dishonest and unfit to hold a position for which honesty and good character are a prerequisite. These are the same people who will tell us about having" A NEW CORRUPT FREE APC".
If president Koroma is really serious about fighting corruption, I call on him to give Pallo Conteh the PINK SLIP immediately. Pallo had eroded his morale standing to continue as the minister of defence,therefore HE NEEDS TO GO---NOW!


Subject: Alpha Saidu Bangura exposed!!!
From: The Forensic Expert
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Date Posted: 07:54:48 08/23/08 ()
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See the brute as an RUF rebel commander!


Subject: Re: Alpha Saidu Bangura exposed!!!
From: hehehehehehehe
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Date Posted: 10:49:19 08/23/08 ()
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true dat


Subject: Re: The Most Dishonest Minister Pallo Conteh Must Go Now.
From: Nonsense
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Date Posted: 03:49:08 08/23/08 ()
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Paolo should go, then Alpha Kanu should go, Kemoh should go,IB Kargbo should go, Sam Sumana should go and the list goes on.THen who should remain there???APC has hardly ruled 11 months, and please allow them another 4 years.


Subject: Re: The Most Dishonest Minister Pallo Conteh Must Go Now.
From: nonsense
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Date Posted: 03:29:32 08/23/08 ()
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There is rule of law in sierra leone. you dont judge people in the media. you do that in court. try to undersatnd that.


Subject: Re: The Most Dishonest Minister Pallo Conteh Must Go Now.
From: Please
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Date Posted: 05:48:37 08/23/08 ()
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You said courts? Why is Kemoh not in court, then? Come on man, the politicians control the courts. Please


Subject: Re: The Most Dishonest Minister Pallo Conteh Must Go Now.
From: 33584
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Date Posted: 05:44:39 08/23/08 ()
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what do you expect from stupid and greedy people in the slpp. This man is the attack dog of Marda Mustafa and Muana the mende tribalists


Subject: Femi Hebron reveals ALL - Blockbuster from New People
From: Plaba Bessie
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Date Posted: 01:16:49 08/23/08 ()
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This is very explosive. It explains all of what is going on in the PMDC.


Subject: New Drug Control Act
From: JOE BO
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Date Posted: 19:56:43 08/22/08 ()
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Was it passed and is it retroactive?

When is the big trial for the foreigners?


Subject: This transition report is not the genuine one
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 19:14:07 08/22/08 ()
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The Transition report published by the NEW PEOPLE was leaked by spies within the government before it was proofread and consolidated with other parts missing from this rogue copy.

When the leak took place, we attached to the government fought to get it off the internet but it was really too late. LEONENET-TAMU had already posted it. I am sure the NEW PEOPLE got it from LEONENET-TAMU.

This is not the real, finished and cerified copy. Just thought you should know.


Subject: Re: This transition report is not the genuine one
From: Plaba Bessie
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Date Posted: 21:06:55 08/22/08 ()
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Reverend, can you post the real, genuine copy on Cocorioko so we can read it for ourselves and see how informative the transition report is about SLPP corruption?


Subject: Re: This transition report is not the genuine one
From: YONGAWO
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Date Posted: 04:21:31 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: yongawomohamed@hotmail.com
Entered From: host86-144-12-245.range86-144.btcentralplus.com at 86.144.12.245

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INDEED! INDEED! INDEED! INDEED!


Subject: Re: This transition report is not the genuine one
From: Neutralist
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Date Posted: 20:13:23 08/22/08 ()
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Who is the mole?


Subject: Re: This transition report is not the genuine one
From: CocainRioko
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Date Posted: 19:25:03 08/22/08 ()
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Please hush Rev cocaine. New People has outsmarted you guys again. oona go sell oona cocaine saful. This is the real transition report. oona too fululu na APC


Subject: Re: This transition report is not the genuine one
From: The real thing!
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Date Posted: 19:48:50 08/22/08 ()
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I agree. That report is as real as the cocaine on the plane.


Subject: Re: This transition report is not the genuine one
From: SLPP Propaganda
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Date Posted: 19:51:11 08/22/08 ()
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I agree with Cocorioko. This is just propaganda by the SLPP.


Subject: Re: This transition report is not the genuine one
From: Abracadabra
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Date Posted: 19:52:52 08/22/08 ()
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I wonder if this post will disappear too?


Subject: Re: This transition report is not the genuine one
From: Forum Police
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Date Posted: 20:45:22 08/22/08 ()
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If you don't behave like somebody from a good home, it will .


Subject: RANDOM MUSING - Mirror, Mirror On The Wall...
From: Peep Magazine
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Date Posted: 18:12:02 08/22/08 ()
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Peep Magazine

RANDOM MUSING - Mirror, Mirror On The Wall...
Friday, August 22, 2008 -

By: Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon
awogordon@yahoo.co.uk

It’s good to be back after a serious health scare which, coupled with another health issue; the reported soon-to-happen influx of foreign doctors and President Koroma’s recent visit to the supervising ministry makes it inevitable that the sector will attract mention.

But back to where we left off.

In about a fortnight, the drums will probably be rolled out again in dancing and celebration as we are regaled with the scorecard of the present administration.

The Presidential spokesman, Alpha Kanu, who said in a well-orchestrated and co-ordinated interview that when Sierra Leoneans check its report card, they would find that the government has scored over 98%, has hinted at the need for celebration. (My own take is still not far from what I said in my piece: ‘SPIN AND JAMBOREE)

Kanu is a politician and speaking from the wrong side of the mouth or where the sun doesn’t shine, is typical of this breed of Homo sapiens especially when there’s nothing to offer.

While they can tell us whatever crap they want, something is terribly skewed when lies are peddled and manipulations take precedence over truth.

I believe it is the inalienable right of those who chose our leaders to serve, to also judge whether they have achieved or otherwise.

Yes; no doubt the government deserves some kudos for its initial drive and efforts but if it wants to be sincere to itself, the administration will, deep down, appreciate that it has not lived up to its own hype, the hopes, aspirations and expectations of the people.

While earlier in its life it basked in a golden hue and its stocks flourished in the realm of the unreal, the government continued to look at issues from the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe and consequently missed its way.

It failed to realise that when government has been serving for a while, the people get cynical especially when they see how promises have not been kept and excuses take their place.

Kanu, his boss and colleagues should realise that facing up to a problem is not the same as fixing it and what they have succeeded in doing, is to have managed to transform governance into something bland, uninteresting and uninspiring.
They have left our psyche with more holes than a teabag and elevated spin into an art.

Every revolution needs a great general and EBK, I believe, can still do a great job if he realises that time matters in politics but bullshit doesn’t.

The combined seismic effects of the cocaine saga; high cost of living; political shenanigans and ministerial arrogance have thus left the administration’s image in tatters. Whether EBK wants to brave it, believe the spin by loyalists or realise that for all these failures, the buck stops at his desk, is of course entirely a decision that only he can make.

However, one surety, if he is not to be forever tainted, is that right now, he needs to have a large heart in every respect – vision, imagination and the overall interest of the nation.

As he approaches his first anniversary, there can be no better opportunity for him to look at the mirror in the heart of his glass house and ask: “who among my lieutenants is synchronised with my vision? Which ones are untainted, dedicated to the cause, visionary, selfless etc?”

Rather than resort to self-denial from the pit of hell, he should begin to work towards ensuring that his legacy is not the toga of perennial lack of perspective shrouded in mere sloganeering and political sound bites.

Instead of flattering to deceive, as has been the rhythm of the first year, the plethora of negative publicity and developments gives him the opportunity to drop the shackles of political and social loyalties and take the bull by the horn.

On the surface things look prostrate but it remains to be seen whether EBK will be wise and pause, or whether with time, he would belch the desired fire and smoke that will ignite the explosion of enterprise, freedom and change.

Hard as it is to see through the woeful maze of propaganda and kaleidoscope, emanating from the coke fallout, no doubt the national psyche has been drenched by the showers of realisation that this government, like its predecessor, is also flawed.

Homespun from supporters’ clubs might want EBK to believe that his government has proved resilient to adversity and changing fortunes but to ensure a better advert for whatever is up his sleeves he needs to show that he’s not a ditherer.

That the government’s mirror image has been shattered on the ground is a degree in understatement but it is the scale of the damage, short and nasty, which leaves mysteries behind.

But here lies the challenge.

Idealism must cede to realism and the twin opportunities of the cocaine drama and the end of the learning curve, present a unique leeway to establish a new order and determination.

If this means changing personalities to suit, then so be it. But it’s EBK’s call and it needs to be made soon; especially with the eyes of the whole nation, nay the whole world, on his next move.

Until the political terrain and indeed the cabinet is awashed in one almighty ‘bloodbath’ that will cleanse it of hangers-on, Lilliputians and brainless goons, the march to EBK’s dream will continue to be derailed.

Some of the ministers and officials are wetter than August rainy season and for EBK to realise his goal, there must be fresh impetus and a sprinkle of some glitter.

I long to see a Sierra Leone solution to Salone’s problems. A time when we no longer need handouts but live in our own way and on our own resources based on our own concept of social equity.

I believe it is EBK’s dream also but some of those saddled with oiling the wheel, have cataract while others are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Right now it appears government is running on empty and those in control should realise that they need to get down to basics and fast.
What comes first should be put first because the order of your priorities is very, very revealing.

As it is, the economy, which is in the doldrums needs urgent attention. The cost of living needs palliative measures. Filling the treasury with funds to run the country is becoming as essential as air is to living.

It is not the time to be telling critics that they are playing politics. Neither is it the time to be chasing shadows in the hope that it will buy time.
Remember, shadows fall either in front or the back but never on top.

STILL ON THE ‘COKE’ DRAMA.

Because of government’s pigeon steps, going forward a little bit every time, the whispering, nudging, suspicions and innuendoes have continued over the coke drama.

Baffling though is the continued political and social threats by supporters of the former Aviation Minister to take the law into their own hands as if Kemoh Sesay is greater than the country.

And more ludicrous is the behaviour of MP’s from Port Loko.

If the wheel of governance was working, as it should, all those involved, should have been suspended for bringing the legislative arm of government into disrepute.

How sad that as usual nothing happens. Just as nothing happens when the whole world hears that our State House was turned into ‘Urine Coliseum’

While lawlessness takes a victory lap, the government, hands akimbo, watches in shameful defeatism and surrender.

So, let no one be surprised if Kemoh will have no case to answer and the 19 suspects and a few others, who will be dragged unwillingly to court, get away lightly. Others will be shielded. End of story.
But maybe, just maybe, something different would happen to show that individuals cannot hold everyone to ransom because they bankrolled the ruling party.
Even if it was just on the ground of suspicion, the law should take its course and his supporters should wait and see what happens.
Goodnight sweetheart. No; I am not sneering just snoring.

OUR HOSPITALS – MERE CONSULTING CLINICS.

Significantly, President Koroma chose the health ministry as the first port of call in his end of year assessment tour.

Every time my mind strays into thinking about the health system, my heart bleeds because health is wealth and that sector is in dire poverty.

While the reported influx of 110 foreign doctors appears a positive development, it is extremely sad and cruel that the hospitals to which they will be posted will remain mere consulting clinics.

Right now, the wife of a very respectable Sierra Leonean and a rather patriotic woman is stuck in the UK for the simple reason that our beloved country has no single dialysis machine. Not even a year after a new government that promised much has been in power.

So much as the government might flood the place with the personnel and expect applause the shine will be taken off the effort because these doctors will soon settle into the same malaise pervading the health sector as a result of the absence of cheap drugs and facilities to do their work.

They’ll end up simply prescribing panadol and sending the people to the shops of quacks that are selling fake drugs. Those who can afford it will of course, head for where salvation lies.

My advice therefore is that the government should concentrate on providing the facilities necessary for the revival of the health sector so that even Sierra Leonean doctors would be happy to jump off the brain-drain wagon and those abroad would be happy to return, knowing fully well that they are likely to survive a common cold.


Subject: Re: RANDOM MUSING - Mirror, Mirror On The Wall...
From: Doctor
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Date Posted: 18:40:27 08/22/08 ()
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110 or 1100 doctors cannot help to improve the health sector as there are no facilities or tools for them.I earnestly suggest,that all 110 doctors engage themselves in performing vasectomy on all the politicans so that their corrupt breeding stops now.


Subject: Is Ernest Koroma Really In Charge of the "New APC?"
From: Bra Enviable
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Date Posted: 16:58:24 08/22/08 ()
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Each time the word "new" is used in democratic politics, voters tend to envision an ideological shift in the political party claiming to be new. When the Labour party in England informally christened itself "New Labour" in the heat of a general election, the party "renewed" itself by moderating its leftist stance on a number of social issues. In Sierra Leone, a similar claim was made when the APC prefixed the word "new" to its name as a form of atonement for its past sins. The "New APC," we were told, will be essentially different from the old party in principle and substance. In an irony yet to be explained by the man who now heads the party in power, the "New APC" nailed its colors to the mast by letting candidate Ernest Koroma tell Sierra Leoneans that once in power, he will take Sierra Leone back to the days of Joseph Saidu Momoh and Siaka Stevens! True to his ironic statements, the leader of the "New APC" is decidedly taking Sierra Leone back to the days when "strong men" within the party remained superior to our national interests. Here are a few examples to illustrate that point.

Whereas James Bambay Kamara was president behind the scenes during Momoh's days in power, Serry Kamal is today's untouchable. A law unto himself, Serry Kamal can bend the rules, conduct seamy business transactions with crooks, and remain in his job without a whiff of protest from State House. More shocking, this man is Sierra Leone's Attorney-General, the man who is tasked with snooping out law breakers for prosecution. Point Number Two: Whereas the old APC brought the opposition to heel through intimidation and the eventual promulgation of the 1978 one-party constitution, the "New APC has chosen a similar method to weaken the opposition well ahead of presidential elections in four years' time. The tactic is simple but eerily efficient: Use thugs to attack the opposition, cry foul before the opposition yells out in pain, and claim victimhood by arresting the victim on trumped-up charges! Once exhausted through arrests and politically-instigated legal wrangling, the opposition will spend more time licking its wounds, and less time restructuring itself to contest an election.

If Ernest Kororma's intention was to stamp his authority over the "New APC," then he has so far failed in that bid. The schisms that almost denied him leadership of the party have resurfaced, and President Koroma is powerless against the diehards who still long for a corrupt and lawless APC party. The latest saying and unsaying of words, in which Alpha Kanu promised no prosecution of SLPP ministers only to retract the statement because "we were misquoted," point to a battle between moderates and exterminators within the APC. Like the old APC which rewarded scoundrels with promotions and newer venues of corruption, I will not be surprised to see Kemoh Sesay in a new position, more "oily" than the one from which he was recently dismissed. Alas, Ernest Koroma is increasingly resembling Joseph Saidu Momoh, the president who partied while villains raced the country toward peril.
PS: This writer will comprehensively discuss Sierra Leone in "Africa Confidential" next month. Africa confidential is an academic journal published in London.


Subject: Re: Is Ernest Koroma Really In Charge of the "New APC?"
From: Colonial Mentality
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Date Posted: 20:58:43 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
Why must Africa Confidential operated by foreigners become the mantra to evaluate our local standards?


Subject: Re: Is Ernest Koroma Really In Charge of the "New APC?"
From: Bra Enviable
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Date Posted: 21:25:29 08/22/08 ()
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Africa Confidential is run by Africans and non-Africans alike. Is this your first time hearing about Africa Confidential?


Subject: Re: Is Ernest Koroma Really In Charge of the "New APC?"
From: Colonial Mentality
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Date Posted: 21:59:39 08/22/08 ()
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He who pays the piper ..calls the tunes!

I will engage you further only if you can make present me with the details of their funding,ownership and interests...

You wan argue say white man way day London sabi salone pass day bobor way just graduate from fourah bay college?

With a mentality like yours, I am afraid that Sa Lone is doomed.

probing the logic of why a stranger cannot grieve more than yourself at your father's funeral is a crucial first step towards the

understanding of our hapless situation.


Subject: Re: Is Ernest Koroma Really In Charge of the "New APC?"
From: Monkey Dunia
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Date Posted: 19:28:24 08/22/08 ()
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If APC change for good, den monkey go be fine boy


Subject: Re: Is Ernest Koroma Really In Charge of the "New APC?"
From: Peeping Tom
To: All
Date Posted: 07:10:17 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: kabiasheku@yahoo.com
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Message:
Orman we back to that satanic era of the APC (They are dreaming to wake up in 2012 1 day b4 election) Una change den nor sweh una


Subject: Re: Is Ernest Koroma Really In Charge of the "New APC?"
From: David Jalloh
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Date Posted: 18:42:04 08/22/08 ()
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The new APC is the same as the old APC.
The same old crooks who challenged Ernest Koroma for the leadership of the party are the same people doing the dirty work of attacking the opposition.


Subject: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliament
From: Lover Boy
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Date Posted: 15:10:42 08/22/08 ()
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Standard Times
Phillip Neville


“Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliament
Posted by on Aug 22, 2008, 02:16

Mr. Alfred Pallo Conteh, the current Minister of Defence is becoming another embarrassment to the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the APC ruling government. His appointment as political head of the Defence Ministry in Sierra Leone is another mockery to the state; this is not because of his less than ten years service in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone or how he was catapulted to the rank of Major, but the failure on his part to comport himself in society. His sojourn to the west has not improved his intra-personal, inter-personal and love relationship with a number of young women.

Stories about maltreatment, indecent behaviour and abandonment of women in America, United Kingdom and Sierra Leone have formed part of his biological make-up.

What is however becoming very worrisome is the alleged false declaration he made to parliament when he was asked to do so before taking up appointment as Minister of Defence in the APC government.

What he probably did in darkness to deceive parliament and the Appointments Committee is gradually coming to light.

Those who took part in filling out the Declaration Form which the minister submitted to the Legislative House are calling on Parliament to take a second look at the form. “All what he declared are false and untrue” A close friend of the minister remarked.

As if the friend of the minister was just browsing over the truth, confirmed reports coming from the Eunice Zizer relationship has further exposed the Minister of Defence.

On his declaration form, Mr. Pallo Bangura stated that he owns a house in America, a flat in the United Kingdom, a house at Tengbeh Town, a Mercedes Benz Car ML500 and qualifications in the legal profession.

On the 1st May, 2008, Mr. Alfred Pallo Conteh wrote a letter to Eunice Zizer about a flat in America. “I write to inform you that I wish to relinquish my interest in the property 10804 Glenshire Drive, Glenn Dale; Maryland 20769.

This house was part of the Assets declared by Mr. Pallo Conteh to the disbelief of those who are aufait with the ownership. This house, according to family sources of the minister was mortgaged by Eunice Zizer where both of them resided while in America. The house in London is allegedly owned by another girl-lover of Mr. Pallo Conteh whom he had also abandoned.

The story about Mr Alfred Pallo Conteh’s love affair and Eunice Zizer is a comedy-tragedy. Happily, they had lived together in America for about three years and blessed with a baby boy.

When President Koroma appointed him as Minister of Defence, family sources alleged that he requested Eunice to move with him to Sierra Leone. “It was at the Lungi International Airport he abandoned her with their baby-boy” Another friend of the minister explained.

Eunice was there in a state of disappointment and shock when she learnt that her lover-boy husband had already got himself entangled in another love net in Sierra Leone.

While Eunice found herself in a state of shock at the Lungi International Airport, the minister lover-girl in London was left in astonishment when news reached her that things has taken a new love twist.

The Mecedes Benz Jeep ML500 declared on his Asset form owned by Eunice Zizer was what the minister was cruising with around town. Seeing this ugly development, Eunice decided to request for her jeep. The matter according to family sources reached the first lady Mrs. Sia Koroma who wasted no time to acquaint her husband. On the 8th May 2008, Eunice signed an agreement with Mr. Alfred Pallo Conteh, which was witnessed by PC Charles Caulker not to have any business with him as long her Benz Jeep has been handed over to her. (Read next issue to know how the armed robbery took place and who allegedly spearheaded it. What happened to their baby boy, an American Citizen and how he was sent back to the United States of America. What was the minister’s response to the robbery and his relationship with Eunice).


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: A real rogue
To: All
Date Posted: 16:15:10 08/22/08 ()
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There is an apt analogy evident here: deceitful womanizing husband and father, corrupt and untrustworthy public servant. Seems like a real scumbag. I hope he gets what he deserves.


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: Alaki en Sweh
To: All
Date Posted: 21:44:20 08/22/08 ()
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How dem jumull day abb oona backside nar so dem day confuse oona brain:

Leh God Sorry for we All.

k@k@ 0((e


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: Big Fayah
To: All
Date Posted: 15:55:47 08/22/08 ()
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I believe that Parlor's family matters are personal....

and not political as you want to make them.....

besides it does not suprise me that leading those now ganging up to PHD Parlor is chief Charles Caulker whose former wife Hannah had divorced him in the late to fall in love with the promising officer and gentlemen....

Nar wetin dar boy day get so way meke dem baby dem day die for ram left en right bah?.....

After all the facts are winnowed from the thrash you write ....say for the records what declarations you are alleging as false?.....


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: Edwards
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Date Posted: 16:09:21 08/22/08 ()
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Smart cavalier,

You said personal? Then go ask John Edwards about his personal life that is all over the news


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: APC Rogue Watch
To: All
Date Posted: 16:27:58 08/22/08 ()
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Good point, but unlike P. Conteh, Edwards is not guilty of misconduct in his capacity as a public servant, thus the public and private do not correlate in his case. Edwards simply fell prey to human weakness, and he apparently admitted his sexual infidelity to his wife before the matter was made public. His punishment is that he had to relinquish any chance he may have had of being Obama's VP; this is a loss to the country as Edwards was always a good democratic champion of the working people.


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: Osai
To: All
Date Posted: 09:41:05 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: d_wood@hotmail.com
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Message:
What evidence do you have to support the statement you have made that P Conteh is guilty of misconduct?


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: sweh-gbeh
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Date Posted: 21:46:31 08/22/08 ()
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Who Says? and who are you?


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: Colonial Mentality
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Date Posted: 16:26:00 08/22/08 ()
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There you go again! Colonial Mentality! Who says Sierra Leoneans must behave like Westerners?


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 16:53:58 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
Entered From: 24-181-27-97.dhcp.smyr.ga.charter.com at 24.181.27.97

Message:
But we want western investments, Tourists from the west and help from the west.But should not behave like the west, such as hard work, freedom of speech and movement, quality health care. You name them.When are we going to be true Sierra leoneans with no party affiliation, and tribal bias.


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: Colonial Mentality
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Date Posted: 18:54:25 08/22/08 ()
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Give me a break wannabee!
These so called civilized nations you intend to emulate have been functional democracies for centuries...but blacks and women won the rights to vote in the sixties if I am not mistaken...so educated fool what do you deduce?..DEMOCRACY CANNOT BE EXPORTED OVERNIGHT PERIOD!

Regarding western Investments It was waestern Nations that Planned aided and financed both sides in the rebel war in order to control your God given Natural rescources.. innane @55h%le!


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliament
From: COMMENTS OPINIONS
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Date Posted: 15:11:42 08/22/08 ()
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COMMENTS & OPINIONS

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Letter to the Editor :Palor Conteh’s Shame is not his "Unzippable Trousers"
By Edison Thomas Yanni (USA)
Aug 22, 2008, 17:07 Email this article
Click Here To Read or Discuss Views About This Article


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,

Kindly permit me space to give my thoughts on the ongoing disgraceful scandal involving the minister of Defence Mr. Palor Conteh and my cousin, Ms. Eunice Zizer. I do not wish to go into the salacious details of Palor’s global love affairs. Palor is alleged to be unable to keep his trousers zipped. By that, I mean he is alleged to have an addiction to taking different women to bed. He has concubines all over the place.

When he was made minister, he took my cousin Eunice to be a fool by publicly exchanging gold rings with her in Glenn Dale, Maryland in front of a large APC gathering and the next day he took her to the official APC Victory Dance as his wife.

A few months down the line after that incident, Palor Conteh who has a four year old son with my cousin, is now shaming himself in Sierra Leone.

Palor Conteh’s shame is not in his inability to keep his private property secured and zipped up inside his trousers only for prudent use.

Palor’s shame that he has brought on the APC Government is his reaction to the incident where men in military uniform holding limited release Uzi weapons, attack the mother of his son whom he has a dispute with; only for him to make flippant remarks to the press about the poor lady.

It is a shame to both Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone for the Minister of Defence who heads the ministry in charge of the military to treat an armed attack by well armed men in military uniforms with such a callous disdain.

One would have expected that Palor Conteh’s reaction to this scandal would have been one of concern for the image of the military and the Koroma Government. One would have expected that Palor Conteh would have assured pressmen that he would leave no stone unturned to find out who were the military attackers who turned to SOBELS and terrorised my cousin Eunice Zizer.

Rather than that, Palor Conteh disdainfully dismisses the attack with flippant comments to pressmen. My cousin Eunice Zizer was brutally wounded and her newfound supportive partner was also wounded and all Palor Conteh can do is to put up an I Don’t Care attitude? Shame on Palor Conteh, Mister Minister of Defence!


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: Osai Taylor
To: All
Date Posted: 09:39:04 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: d_wood2k1@hotmail.com
Entered From: pool-96-231-144-45.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.144.45

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I think it is wise to say that you cannot always believe everything you read especially after just hearing one side of the story. Has anyone thought about why this woman would wait this long to go public with all of these allegations. She has supposedly been in Freetown for about six months. What exactly is her motive? Of course people are going to disagree with Major Contehs nomination and of course they are happy to read about things like this. Again, we need to also ask, do we not expect these people to be human? If he has several relationships, does that affect his work? If she is writing all this, what is she trying to gain? lets think about it, what his side of the story? Has anyone tried to get that information. People need to behave a little better than they have. Why would he want to jeopardize his career especially with all the drama, the government is in the middle of right now. Why would the minister try to arrange for her killing or an attack on her? In the years that they allege he was living in the US, who has seen them publicly that can validate their relationship? I want to hear from actual people who know these people and can validate these statements to be factual. Salone people come on, most of us have masters degrees and doctorates, lets be real now......whats the other side of the story?


Subject: Kemoh Sesay To Be Reinstated?
From: Orwai Ococaine
To: All
Date Posted: 15:03:44 08/22/08 ()
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Standard Times
Phillip Neville


Political Manipulation.......As Port Loko Residents Want Hon. Kemoh Sesay Re-instated
Posted by on Aug 22, 2008, 01:56

Mr. Sullay Kamara, a resident of Port Loko confided in this press that a week from now, Hon. Kemoh Sesay will be reinstated as Minister of Transport and Aviation, a position he held until he was asked by President Koroma to take an exit.

Mr. Kamara said that the APC under the current leadership is obliged to reinstate the minister because of political reason; if not, Port Loko would no more be in their grip in the 2012 elections.

In a very determined mood, Mr. Kamara revealed that a resolution has already been reached by elders and youth of the township. According to him, Hon. Kemoh Sesay is not the late S.I. Koroma who was dumped by the late Siaka Steven citing his health as one of the principal reasons for refusing him the Presidential Ticket. “Kemoh is our saviour, therefore he should be reinstated” He concluded

It would appear that the revelation of Mr. Sullay Kamara will soon come into reality as it is been alleged in top political quarters that the decision to bring on board the former minister is getting solid.

What to tell the people according to a government minister as to why President Koroma has reversed is decision is what the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, police and State House are working on, and would not be too long when the news will be made public. Sources at the Attorney General’s office has intimated this press that the announcement will take the form of “No evidence against the minister” and because of that the president has thought it fit to reinstate him”

Another independent source has giving similar explanation, stating that the government will use the police to inform the public about the non availability of evidence directly or indirectly pointing at the former minister.

President Koroma is reportedly not happy with the development and he is weighing the political loss and the reputation of the country and also that of his APC government.

Already, the ground work to exonerate Mr. Sesay was reportedly laid by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Serry Kamal, a very close family friend of the Sesay Family. Reportedly during the interrogation, the justice minister allegedly ordered the investigators not to obtain caution statement from the former minister but to give him time to make voluntary statement. This instruction did not go down well with most of the officers in charge of the cocaine investigation.

In addition, it was alleged that when his file was brought to his office for legal advice, he referred it back to the police in a state of fury, telling them to prefer charges against the former minister and not him.

Further, the former minister since his exit has been enjoying what some police officers are referring to as “SPECIAL TREATMENT” He was granted police bail, unlike other suspects who are still detained at the Pademba Road Maximum Prison.” This is unfair” a police officer remarked.

The selective justice approach adopted by the APC government in the cocaine matter is fast becoming distasteful to the public and has dampened the spirit of the investigators “echoed a police officer.



Subject: Re: Kemoh Sesay To Be Reinstated?
From: Kennie L. Zoker
To: All
Date Posted: 23:41:52 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: lzoker!@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-99-221-203.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 24.99.221.203

Message:
The reinstatement of Kemoh Sesay will not be a surprise to the people of Sierra Leone.This proved that under APC there is no rule of law or can i say " Animal Farm?"
President Koroma is just another APC thug, who does nothimg but protects his coharts. The people of Sieera Leone were doomed the very day Koroma took the oath of office.
I want this worthless APC government to know that blaming SLPP for all their blunders is not the solution our people's problems. They should know that they are nolonger in opposition but they have the mantle of power and should act as one that is in control.


Subject: Re: Kemoh Sesay To Be Reinstated?
From: Neutralist
To: All
Date Posted: 16:49:27 08/22/08 ()
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The reinstatement of Kemoh Sesay whether guilty or not would create a credibility crisis for President Koroma. This is not the direction Koroma should take at this early stage of his presidency. He would simply validate the opposition’s theory that his government officials are deeply involved in the entire deal and the court proceeding is just a mockery of the legal system. It is a political risk not worth taking. If Port Loko refused to vote APC because President Koroma made the right decision, another district will step up to still secure his presidency because he took the right action. Our elders and youths need to stop intimidating and threatening politicians to compromise their values because their relative or ‘son/daughter of the soil’ is involved. “Who the cap fit let them wear it.” President Koroma should stand his grounds. There is more to gain from continuing without Kemoh Sesay. He stands to lose more if Kemoh Sesay is reinstated. I will say, do not bring him back. Move on with someone else


Subject: Re: Kemoh Sesay To Be Reinstated?
From: Fact
To: All
Date Posted: 18:07:49 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Kemoh must be reinstated, period.If no, I will view President & his new APC as ungrateful lot.Kemoh is just a victim, and vicitms should not be vicitmised further.President should know that a strong APC lobby is fighting Kemoh to the extent that even APC supporters like Standard Times, Peep and Cocorioko have started writting against the poor and innocnet Kemoh.


Subject: Re: Kemoh Sesay To Be Reinstated?
From: sory kandia
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:05 08/23/08 ()
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Message:
Your view is too shallow,i want you to know the water was muddy from the onset,the sesay family was a huge bundle any real thinking man cannot consider him for a ministerial position, let alone transport and aviation. He is not a victim ,his brother is a suspect in a case to do with his ministry.This president and this new APC is not ungrateful,you and people who want KEMOH reinstated are building a political trap for the APC government of EB KOROMA.I hope he don't dance to your tunes because it will be diplomatic suicide.


Subject: Was AT wrong on Kemoh's popularity
From: Tom Peeping
To: All
Date Posted: 07:21:56 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: kabiasheku@yahoo.com
Entered From: 213-165-36-138.zajoulnet.com at 213.165.36.138

Message:
So AT was not wrong about Kemoh's popularity? Nay sayers what do you say.


Subject: Transition report on NASSIT
From: Alie Formeh Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:57:08 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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I took particular interest on the findings of the Transition Report on NASSIT. It was Cursery at best but given the workload of the TEAM and time limitations, I understand their frustration in not been able to fully asses NASSIT.

In due course I will provide a helpful article I believe will highlight weaknesses in the administration of NASSIT.

For now Let me only say that NASSIT is a ticking time bomb and that government should exercise a little more control over it inorder to protect ordinary civil servants.
Also, Labor Unions should be proactive in assessing issues of timely compliance with benefit payment schedules and decissions issued on appeals to determinations on benefit applications, particularly those involving medical issues.
I think the hearing process needs revision and it needs more guidance emanating from statutes.


Subject: Question for John Ernest Leigh
From: Brian Tejan
To: All
Date Posted: 13:29:23 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
Dear John,

Do you think that the APC gov't is right in rewarding a wooping 75 billion leones to Wanza?

If you were the Justice Minister, will you sign such an agreement with Wanza?

For a man who was suing the salon gov't , and the very president of salone's first action was to rescind the decision of the previous gov't to grant Wanza his salone citizenship again. Why will any gov't grant someone their citizenship eventhough that individual is suing them in court?

If you were president Koroma, will you honour this deal by paying Wanza such a ridiculous amount that even the NPRC boys declined to pay Wanza?

I am looking forward to your answers, Mr. Leigh. Have a nice and blessed day.

Thanks,
Brian A. Tejan


Subject: Re: Answer For Mr. Tejan
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:54:44 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Dear Brian:

Your questions are quite relevant and I appreciate the thought you've put into them. Unfortunately, I am unable to help you at the present time because I have made a promise to myself to allow the New APC Government at least 12 months after its assumption of office before publicly analysing their key decisions.

I will, however, retain your postings in my NEW APC file (with your permission) for future attention. Thank you very much. - JL


Subject: Re: Answer For Mr. Tejan
From: Brain Tejan
To: All
Date Posted: 17:08:05 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thank you very much for the prompt response. I will wait patiently for your analysis of the gov't. Take care and stay blessed.

Brian A. Tejan


Subject: Re: Answer For Mr. Tejan
From: Fence man
To: All
Date Posted: 18:24:49 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Well said,someone who seeks favours from APC will neither say yes nor no.If they pay Wansa- good, and if they do not pay Wansa- very good.Simple as that.


Subject: WILL APC/SLPP MAKE S/L A BETTER PLACE ?
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 13:52:12 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-42-111.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.42.111

Message:
Its a shame when i look around North America developing every second and Sierra Leone loosing shape every second.Lets forget about politics but what are we doing?People who have TAKEN A LONG TIME OVERSEAS ARE THE WORST.All the bad things our people dont know of are getting into the country and are the most affected.Check some of the arguments on cocorioko to show that we are not even awere but just happy when a friend,family,tribe,regional person is in politics.We need to try.


Subject: Re: WILL APC/SLPP MAKE S/L A BETTER PLACE ?
From: Kennie L. Zoker
To: All
Date Posted: 01:39:22 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: lzoker!@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-99-221-203.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 24.99.221.203

Message:
The only thing that both APC and SLPP have done effectively in Sierra Leone is to promote tribalism. Solution? Barn both political parties and Sierra Leone will be better off.


Subject: Re: WILL APC/SLPP MAKE S/L A BETTER PLACE ?
From: PATRIOT
To: All
Date Posted: 07:43:56 08/23/08 ()
Email Address: kabiasheku@yahoo.com
Entered From: 213-165-36-138.zajoulnet.com at 213.165.36.138

Message:
Ban both parties and put in place legislations that makes it an offence for any party to be tribally based "we are all Sierra Leoneans" for GOD sake, "leh we lef dis puss en dog style any tem we see pass we fet pul blood"


Subject: Economy: John Ben battles Alpha Kanu
From: Dr. John Paul Cole
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:22 08/22/08 ()
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Presidential and public affairs minister Alhaji Alpha Kanu has insisted that the former SLPP government left a battered economy. But former finance minister John Benjamin maintains that the President Koroma has indicated that he inherited a government with a solid foundation.

Alpha Kan said: "what we inherited was a battered economy. When we came to power, they (SLPP) had no budget support from donors. We inherited nothing from them."

He claimed that government had no programme with the IMF after all support was suspended because of perceived corruption.

And as such, they were running a day- to- day cash basis budget in the country, he said.

"That's no way to run a country, which means you cannot project your expenditures and your interventions in certain areas. We have been able to restore budgetary support from DFID and we now have a programme with the IMF."

The minister noted that, that is why President Koroma would travel out of the country almost every month to inform donor partners that there was change of leadership in Sierra Leone that was business oriented.

"Within three months, we had the city lights on again. This is what a responsible government does. We are trying to fix the roads with very little money in our hands. If we have more money, in the next 24 months we will be in position to give you our report cards," he said.

But past SLPP government ministers, who argued that they came to power when things were difficult in the country as a result of the war, nonetheless said they were proud of their stewardship.

Former finance minister John Benjamin dismissed claims that they left behind a battered economy that was working on a 'cash budget.'

"I think initially the APC were too excited to accept the reality, but if you listen to the President of late, he did indicate that, he inherited a government that had laid a solid foundation," he said.

He noted that one of the main components of the very foundation President Ernest Bai Koroma would always refer to could be the solid financial base the SLPP laid.

"We also got the Paris Club to write off 100 per cent of our debts. Consequently as a result of debt relief, government now gets a minimum of over 40 million US Dollars a year as money coming directly from the freed resources," he said.

Benjamin recalled that just before they handed over to the new government the first benefit they had from the international monetary fund (IMF) because of the debt relief, translated into Le543 billion and that was deposited into the account at the Bank of Sierra Leone.

This entire amount was left in the accounts of government for the use of the new government and there was no way they could deny that, he said.

While the minister suggested that the issue of 'cash budget' should now be something of the past, he agreed that there was an IMF's agreement for them to operate a 'cash budget' to maintain a programme with the Fund.

This development was a result of a 2007 donor partners' refusal to release agreed donor support funds because they thought the elections were coming.

He confirmed that the said donor action was going to collapse the economy but his government successfully salvaged the situation by using only cash generated internally to address and not borrowing from the Central Bank.

Meanwhile, former Bank Governor Dr James David Rogers said the APC government was in dilemma and could not tell the dichotomy between economic and welfare gains.

"Now if the government were to concentrate on economic gains the people will suffer and if it were to concentrate solely on welfare gains, again the economy will suffer. That is the dilemma," he said.

Sacked on November 17, just two days after the All Peoples Congress government was inaugurated, the business executive said under his leadership the country's national reserve rose from US$35 million in April 2003 to about US$152 million in 2007.

"We reduced inflation rate from 11% to 7.6% with a stable exchange rate."


Subject: VICTOR FOH &WILLIAM SMITH ARE ENJOYING HIS LAST CHANCE
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:55:22 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
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Message:
He and his inlaw WILLIAM W.J SMITH are haveing there last cake.


Subject: Re: VICTOR FOH &WILLIAM SMITH ARE ENJOYING HIS LAST CHANCE
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:46 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
What ever you may think of these two southerners, they should be respected for their loyalty to their party. Their party was out of power for 11 years but they did not cross over to the SLPP like Sama Banya, J B Dauda etc etc who are now leading SLPP. The problem of SLPP electability finds expression from here


Subject: YOU ARE RIGHT,I KNOW EACH OF THEM IN &OUT
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:57 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-42-111.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.42.111

Message:
Nobody can tell me about them as i know them like myself.They dont pretend and are very blunt people which peole call {fiteye}They should enjoy but plese know that they are doing right.


Subject: President Stevens' Lament
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 11:12:37 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"You tief tey-tey, you nor go tief pass Victor!"
- President Stevens upon fully understanding the scope of the vouchergate scam.

Anyway, people do change for the better under the right circumstances. For example, Saul saw the 'light' on the road to Damascus over 2,000 years ago. He soon changed his ways, became St. Paul and put into practice, the principles of his new religion that has changed the whole world.


Subject: Re: President Stevens' Lament
From: Political Bomber
To: All
Date Posted: 16:21:21 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
FYI, Mr.Victor Foh is neither afflicted with "foot and mouth" disease and nor does he sh!t on top of the table where he eats like you always do.

Despite an unattractive professional track record, Mr. Foh was able to reorganize the almost defunct APC in order to win an election against your self righteous party......
And that is what I believe counts in politics today... DELIVERABLES and not EMPTY TALK TALK!

You dream of leading your SLPP Mr. Leigh, but are you able to mobilize TWENTY SLPP Members to vote for you in any capacity of your choice?....

.Are you singlehandedly able to resurrect the SLPP like how Foh reorganized the APC?....Not possible because most SLPPers cannot get along with your "foot and mouth" diseased self.

Nor Jealous Victor Ya!...Di Man Nar Political Bomber en HEAVYWEIGHT whilst you nar Labo Labo Political LIGHTWEIGHT. .....


Subject: Re: President Stevens' Lament
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:32:55 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
Sure, APC did a great job winning the election and passing the international credibility test, whereas SLPP did not win.

But President stevens was APC and he once said as follows:

"You tief tey-tey, you nor go tief pass Victor".

No one in SLPP ever made the above lamentation during the nototious vouchergate scam exposure. Again, people do change for the better and I salute the APC victors. - JL


Subject: Re: President Stevens' Lament
From: Political Bomber
To: All
Date Posted: 21:23:25 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
Of Course Pa Sheki was old APC and Victor "Saul" Foh is new APC .....we all know that!

The point is that Mr. Foh's malfeasance are cursively miniscule in comparism to the damage done to Sierra Leone's Kitty by your SLPPers who infiltrated the old APC Party in order to propagate their Kleptocratic agendas....

I mean that SLPPers like MK Suma at SLPMB, Joe Amara Bangali at Treasury,Massaquoi at Treasury or Brigadier Tarawallie of Sa Lone Army(whose questionable partners issued blank ammunition to unsuspecting soldiers during the formative years of the rebel war)...may be bigger national criminals of interest than Mr.Foh.


Subject: Re: Riddle of President Stevens' Lament Solved!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:51 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Mr. Political Bomber:

You have my heartiest congratulations and friendly respect for finally correctly producing the exact answer that I was looking for from my initial teasing posting. The whole point I was trying to get out of the supporters of the NEW APC finally came out of you very clearly when you straightforwardly declared:

“Of Course Pa Sheki was old APC and Victor "Saul" Foh is new APC”

Juxtaposing Vouchergate with Saul-St. Paul’s U-Turn was the hint. As long as we Sierra Leoneans work to improve our conduct from that of the bad old days there are great hopes for our people. Glad you've now got this point. Thank you.

But instead of going on to cuss SLPP, you could have invested further efforts differentiating the New APC from the OLD APC.

Besides, some of the SLPP people you mentioned are/were no fans of mine anymore than they are/were yours. I saw one of them with my own eyes in broad daylight, his poisonous frown as diabolic then as it is today in my memory, KAPU Delegates Badges from off the necks of legitimate SLPP delegates in Makeni in September 2005. The delegates they ripped-off were thought as too friendly to my candidacy. They then replaced the kapued badges with Observer Badges.

Such brazen switches prevented legitimate SLPP delegates from entering the Makeni convention hall and contributing to the advancement of the SLPP. In fact, such crass conduct was part of jungle democracy that produced a most notorious ConBention and helped produced the 2007 ouster! Hope I will live long enough to relive those experiences with my grandchildren!

As you may know, SUMA was a long-term OLD APC-SLPMB-Northerner. He became a millionaire while reliable, productive, proud and righteous Southeastern cash crop farmers and their families were relentlessly pushed into abysmal poverty and frustration that eventual destroyed SL’s legitimate cash crop export economy of cacao, coffee, palm nuts, piassava, kola nuts, pepper, ginger, etc. SUMA then switched to SLPP membership during the time of the ousted regime.

Please allow me to tell you as it was inside the SLPP concerning such OLD APC to SLPP switches: the policyu of encouraging OLD APC corruptors to switch to the SLPP greatly offended legitimate SLPPers but SLPPers had to swallow that bitter pill most reluctantly and kept quiet out of fear of being marginalized.

Not me. I complained repeatedly in published articles!

By the way, a lot of SLPPers who were once OLD APCers had no choice but to become APCers under the Stevens-Momoh ONE-PARTY Governments if they wanted to protect/help their people. OLD APC then was the only game in the whole country. So, please do not blame every OLD-APC SLPPer.

The NEW APC must now work to rebuild a replacement economy for the one greedily destroyed by elements in the OLD APC. Further, it must give encouragement to OLD APPers who have changed for the better. Thank you very much. - JL


Subject: Re: President Stevens' Lament
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 16:16:22 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-64.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.64

Message:
Mr. Leigh, what about Tejan Kabbah, formerly of SLPMB?


Subject: Re: President Stevens' Lament
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 19:33:49 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Why ask me? I won't be able to help. - JL


Subject: Re: President Stevens' Lament
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:33 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Iwill help JL.

I know Tejan Kabba used to be your friend and you would not like to say certain truth about him. Well I will. Tejan Kabba is a crook. He stoled the SLPMB money which he used to purchased a house in London.

An executive officer of the Juxon Smith's 1968 NRC regime told me in 2006 that Tejan Kabba never accounted for the surplus cacao when he cross examined him during the commission of enquiry.


Subject: Re: President Stevens' Lament
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 21:14:47 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-64.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.64

Message:
I thought you will know, because I heard that former prezo Tejan Kabbah was involved in a corruption scandal at SLPMB. I wanted to know whether it is true. I don't mean any disrespect.


Subject: Re: President Stevens' Lament
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 09:50:50 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Thank you. - JL


Subject: Re: President Stevens' Lament
From: Saul Paul
To: All
Date Posted: 12:37:55 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-98-14-200-25.nyc.res.rr.com at 98.14.200.25

Message:
For the record you have resorted to personal attacks!

Now unstable labo man you have become fair game!

Foul Open...No ref..no whistle!


Subject: BAD KARMA: Nigerian accused of 'juju' theft?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:37:07 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
The head of a Nigerian government agency has been charged with stealing money to hire a witchdoctor or "juju" sorcerer to bring him success.

Sam Edem, chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission, is accused of taking $6.8m (£3.4m) of state money.

He has been charged with theft and criminal conspiracy by a court who heard he spent millions on black magic.

Police allege in one ritual he burned millions of naira and rubbed the ash on his body. Mr Edem denies the charges.

The case came to the attention of the police when Mr Edem reported he had been the victim of a spell forcing him to hand over millions of naira.

But suspicions were raised as to where he got the money from.

"We believe that this is money from the Nigerian government, money that should have been used to develop the Niger Delta," Police Commissioner Ali Amodu said.

Lawyers acting for Mr Edem told a court the money was given to him by friends in order to fight an election, and Mr Edem was conned by the sorcerer.

The NDDC was created by the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to bring development to the Niger Delta.

But it has been dogged by controversy and funding problems.

Unemployment, poor education and crumbling infrastructure have angered many in the Delta region, the source of Nigeria's oil wealth.

Militant groups are demanding development for the region, but they are also embroiled in a complex world of extortion and oil theft that has shattered a region largely bereft of effective government.

Contracts

The court in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, heard how police believe he gave 480m naira ($4m, £2m) to Perebakowe Ogah, a self-proclaimed sorcerer.

Mr Ogah was arrested in June in Benin, in south-eastern Nigeria.

He was bailed after making a statement, Mr Amodu said.

According to the statement lodged with the court, the spells Mr Ogah cast were to get lucrative government contracts for Mr Edem.

Mr Ogah also told police in his statement he was given money to cast a spell that would kill Mr Edem's rival in the NDDC, Timi Alaibe.

Another ritual the sorcerer confessed to was in order to "fortify" Mr Edem.

It involved burning 270m naira ($2.3m, £1.2m) during a midnight ceremony in Port Harcourt cemetery.

The police did not give details on how the money was taken to the cemetery or how it was burned.

Mr Ogah has since disappeared.

"These people have connections with militants in the creeks, and once they get in there it will be very difficult to find him," Mr Amodu said.

Mr Edem's lawyers said he denied the charges, and the money was given to him by friends so he could run for governor of southern Akwa Ibom State.


Subject: Head of the Matter: Sins of the notoriously corrupt V Foh
From: Vocher Gate Researcher
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:57 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: mahaj@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 217.194.157.130

Message:
This is a facinating crime story about Victor Foh's thievery during the ol' APC days. I am sure anyone close to Ngor Victor knows he is one hell of a corrupt fella.

He is alleged to have once used the head of some body part (I cannot say, because this is a public forum) to thumbprint thousands of fake teacher vouchers to pay himself. A retired CID officers told me that they figured out his slimy scheme as a good number of his fake t@neprints had a what looked like a "hole' in the center.

When the quizzed Ngor Victor about the strange t@neprints, he criminally attempted to whitewash his scheme, by telling the CID guys that most of the teachers are also farmers, and the 'hole' in the middle of his t@ne prints were blisters om the thumb.

Fully convined of Foh's treachery, a very clever CID boss (Mr Shiaka Samu) asked to inspect the head of Mr Foh's banana in private. Lone behold ... it was still thorougly soaked in Stamp Ink. The meeen had used his zagalo to fake thumb prints of thousands of teachers

Legend has it that even today, 20+ years on some faint bluish colour can still be found on Mr Foh's 'head of the matter'. His pet name given by his sweethearts is Bluetooth. What a man.... aay!

No one was therefore suprised that even the daft Agnes could not afford to trust Foh with a Ministry.


Subject: Re: Head of the Matter: Sins of the notoriously corrupt V
From: Gate- ma-Piongoh
To: All
Date Posted: 22:49:52 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-98-14-200-25.nyc.res.rr.com at 98.14.200.25

Message:
The point is that Mr. Foh's malfeasance are cursively miniscule in comparism to the damage done to Sierra Leone's Kitty by your SLPPers who infiltrated the old APC Party in order to propagate their Kleptocratic agendas....

I mean that SLPPers like MK Suma at SLPMB, Joe Amara Bangali at Treasury,Massaquoi at Treasury or Brigadier Tarawallie of Sa Lone Army(whose questionable partners issued blank ammunition to unsuspecting soldiers during the formative years of the rebel war)...ma


Subject: Re: Head of the Matter: Sins of the notoriously corrupt V Foh
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:49:55 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
I feel your pain Bra!
With people like V. Foh how much more trouble will EBK entertain with a government of national unity?(:


Subject: Victor Foh comes to the U.S. and tells all
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 09:54:27 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Mr Foh, please don't tell us any thing, Just save what you have stolen from
Sierra Leone and shut up.


Subject: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: Dr. John Paul Cole
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:39 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
Former President Alhaji Dr Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has told Concord Times in an exclusive interview that he would remain SLPP until he dies.

“The only party I have ever joined in my life is the SLPP and I have made statements that I will continue to be SLPP until I die. Again that does not mean that I should go about making public pronouncements, one way or the other, about political issues.”

He, however, stated that being out of politics does mean that he was not a member of a political party.

Kabbah said he now considers himself as someone who brings people together and one who helps to sustain and solidify the peace that we have all worked very hard for.

“I have decided that I am going to be an elder statesman. And to be an elder statesman, put yourself in the position where you can be looked upon as impartial,” he said.

Outside active politics, the international diplomat said he has found pleasure in reading and that he spends a lot of time to get informed about what is going on.

“We live in a global village and I believe that you can get that feeling of belonging to the global village if you really get all the skills about getting all the information that you need from the internet. There is a lot of information there.”

At 76, Dr Kabbah thanked God that he was still going strong. He said he does some physical exercises everyday to keep fit. He said has an exercise machine right in his bedroom.

“And I have a swimming pool here too, which is also a very good thing.”

Asked what sauce he likes most, he said (laughing) ‘peela’, a Mende word for a certain dish.

About his relationship with former vice president Solomon Berewa, Kabbah said: “it is fine. But please I beg you don’t get me involved in things I will have to go and start opening up all over again.”

Dr Kabbah has five children, three boys and two girls, most of whom live overseas.

“My daughter is married to a research scientist and she herself has got a science degree. There is another boy who was teaching piloting in New York . I am trying to see how I can get them to come and help.”


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: Kennie L. Zoker
To: All
Date Posted: 23:49:33 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: lzoker!@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-99-221-203.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 24.99.221.203

Message:
To heil with Kabbah. He is nothing but a political opportunist and at best a traitor.


Subject: ALL I KNOW SLPP LOST THE ELECTION AND NOT{ KABBA/BEREWA}
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:21:24 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-42-111.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.42.111

Message:
SLPP lost the election because of Margai and Honesty they be in Democracy.They never lied to the people who belive more in bad promises.Sierra Leone will find it hard if they only like people who lie,relate or speak, the same language or regionalism factor and finally corruption.


Subject: Re: ALL I KNOW SLPP LOST THE ELECTION AND NOT{ KABBA/BEREWA}
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 11:01:54 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Mr Bagbo

Your defence of Tejan Kabba and Berewa, the two monsters of SLPP, for the role they played in costing the SLPP election is nonsensical. Please do not even try this line of argument.

As a trained social Scientist, am disciplined to distinguish between the causatives and consequences.

Without the rigged leadership conbenson in makeni the party could not have split and because the two monsters: one a vindictive megalomeniac, the other an unelectable and also vindictive rascal had ganged up to deny and marginalised Charles Margai, the party split and remained so until the election.

Like the 1967, when Sir Albert waged war on the party's illustrous sons and called an election believing that he can win without them, the two monsters of 2007 did the same to another SLPP son and look what they got.

Beside the Margai issues, there were other irresponsible policies engineered by the two monsters -Kabba and Berewa, such as the incaceration of Chief Hinga Norman which showed that Kabba and Berwa were ungrateful and vindictive and arrogant.

Consequently, these vindictiness and mistreatment of the personality the leadership feared, caused a division within the party that resulted in the SLPP defeat in the last general election. So the cause or causers of divisions are responsible for the party's defeat and not the consequencies which was the formation of PMDC.

As an SLPP by birth, I have accepted that these were the factors, and Kabba and Berewa were responsible for it, that cost my party the election.


Subject: I KNOW THIS IS CHEZ{HINGA NORMAN A COINCIDENCE FOR SLPP}
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:51:12 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-42-111.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.42.111

Message:
There was no way that party would have freed Norman.He was part of special court setup never knowing that he had a case to answer.However, with all the lost because of SLPP ungreatfulness,are the Norman friend enjoying?I guess people would have just tried to win and mend the dent.I guess Charse took more of the people that Norman affair.


Subject: Re: I KNOW THIS IS CHEZ{HINGA NORMAN A COINCIDENCE FOR SLPP}
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 12:31:09 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Bagbo

There are two issues I gathered from your piece which I need to correct. First, it was Tejan Kabba that authorised the special court in Sierra Leone. He must have known as a lawyer that the war crime jurisdiction was not going to be limited to only the rebel movement ie RUF/AFRC. As a sovereign head of state, he could have rejected it or at least negotiated a way out for those like Hinga Norman who fought on the side of restoring democracy. It was not only Hinga Norman that committed human right abuses. Ecomog troops did as well, but none was indictable.

The American, the British and other countries have declined to have those who fought for democracy on their behalf to be tried for war crime. The Liberian president refused what Tejan Kabba accepted for Sierra Leone.

The reason for gotten Hinga Norman was that Tejan Kabba's advisers told him that Hinga Norman and the Kamarjos movement could posed a strategic threat to his leadership.

The Kamarjor movement, like the kapras, carryout some secret initiation rites as a prelude to membership. Tejan Kabba is a mandingo. Mandingos and fullahs do not believe in our secret society. You remember when Tejan Kabba once said that he was not a member?

Your second point, which suggested the party could have gone in to the election, win and them mend fences afterwards is incredible. I am sorry but if you continue to argue like that I will stop responding to your posting on this suject.

Because,I have already stated that the SLPP leadership had lost the only two contested general elections because they went into that elections divided, a division that was created by the leadership. Is two of the same reasons not enough to accept that a house divided cannot stand.

The APC was more divided than the SLPP but Koroma managed to forged unity before the election. They won. Why did Tejan Kabba and Berewa not do the same. The two monsters lacks the ability to bring different factions together.

But do you know what, the monster and sell out Tejan Kabba is now saying that he wants to take a new role to bring people together. He failed to achieved that when badly needed by his party. God help the poor people to think properly.


Subject: Re: I KNOW THIS IS CHEZ{HINGA NORMAN A COINCIDENCE FOR SLPP}
From: Commission for the Advancement of Africans and African-Cario
To: All
Date Posted: 16:37:12 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.180.50

Message:
Are you Chez?


Subject: Re: I KNOW THIS IS CHEZ{HINGA NORMAN A COINCIDENCE FOR SLPP}
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 17:44:03 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
If you think I am chez then that is fine with me. I am not on this forum to convince you that I am what you think I am.

My job is to write what I know to be true. you are entitle to refute what I write, if you do not like it.


Subject: Re: I KNOW THIS IS CHEZ{HINGA NORMAN A COINCIDENCE FOR SLPP}
From: Commission for the Advancement of Africans and African-Cario
To: All
Date Posted: 05:02:37 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.242.85.192

Message:
There are accusations on Chez for some of your writings. It is damning for others to think he is posting these writings in spite of his denial. Are you part of the conspiracy to smear him? Just tell the world you are not Chez!! A honourable thing to do!! Staying silent on the issue is not doing justice to a man that speaks his mind under his own name. Do some justice and tell others that you are not Chez!

You may be ignorant of the fact that others are now using your silence on the issue to smear the brother. he is not afraid to speak out but as these writings are not his and he has been constantly accused of posting such - I it is time you do us all justice and declare that you are not Chez. you do not have to tell anyone your name.

thank you for your coperation.


Subject: Re: I KNOW THIS IS CHEZ{HINGA NORMAN A COINCIDENCE FOR SLPP}
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 06:45:40 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
I swear by god/allah name that I am not Chez. I am two brains, Adu Conteh and James Mohai.

Thank you.


Subject: Re: I KNOW THIS IS CHEZ{HINGA NORMAN A COINCIDENCE FOR SLPP}
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:30 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Thank you too.


Subject: Re: I KNOW THIS IS CHEZ{HINGA NORMAN A COINCIDENCE FOR SLPP}
From: Commission for the Advancement of Africans and African-Cario
To: All
Date Posted: 08:40:23 08/24/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.250.197

Message:
Thank you my brother/sister. You have vindicated the false accusations by many on a true brother/patriot. you are indeed worthy of high commendation. Salute of the Highest Order. God will comntinue to guide and bless you.


Subject: TWO BRAINS REMEMBER,WE ARE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND MORE.
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 13:13:35 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-42-111.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.42.111

Message:
If you dont argue,one cant easily especially when you dont want to ask.Take this from me.SLPP needs to fight hard since ther is indication that things really fell far apart.


Subject: SORRY THERE LAST CHANCES
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:15 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-42-111.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.42.111

Message:
TO ALL


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 09:35:23 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
"I really think that Kabba and Berewa
own it to the SLPP party to give an
account of their leadership, in
particular why they divided the
party and led a divided party to
defeat, knowing full well that a
divided house cannot stand."

(Dr. John Paul Cole)
-------------------------------------------------------
Bless your heart!
This is more refreshing than those who just can't handle the truth; the truth that the APC won the election.


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 10:15:13 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Dear King Loggy

That quote was from me -two brains. And two Brains is SLPP.


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:27:05 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
I should have known. But thank you for telling me, you are a breath of fresh air!


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: Three brains
To: All
Date Posted: 10:22:20 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
And Winston Kabia aka two brains is Adu Conteh Chez Bobsonnmans James Mohai SarrKom. You need help.


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 09:02:38 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
As far as I am concerned, the SLPP should have expelled this sell out long ago. He is all double talk trying to crawl his way back in to the party.

Tejan Kabba is always unaware that he talk too much and that there are people out there who get information about what he says to others.

He recently invited an MP to his home "name withheld" and told the MP a lengthy story in which he blamed Berewa for costing the SLPP victory.

Tejan Kabba is now saying that his relationship with Berewa is fine but one can deduce from his statement that he was not speaking the truth as always.

I really think that Kabba and Berewa own it to the SLPP party to give an account of their leadership, in particular why they divided the party and led a divided party to defeat, knowing full well that a divided house cannot stand.

Until that is done the party should not tolerate Tejan Kabba because he cannot be trusted after presiding over the defeat of the SLPP in a critical presidential election which the SLPP still disputes but he Tejan Kabba accepted the results as his personal achievemet in democratising Sierra Leone.

Tejan Kabba, greedy as he is , is probably hoping to win the Mo mohammed £5 million prize for good governance. Let him keep on dreaming. By the way when did Tejan Kabba joined the SLPP, since he was a civil servant in Sierra Leone before professor Foray got him the UN job.

Die hard party members who re suffering under the APC would strongly advised Tejan Kabba to stay away from the party.


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: Three Brains
To: All
Date Posted: 09:07:23 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
Winston Kabia Chex,get a life.


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: James Mohai
To: All
Date Posted: 09:07:19 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Indeed Tejan Kabba has nothing to offer the SLPP after costing the party an election win which was there for taken.


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: Kabia Detector
To: All
Date Posted: 09:08:22 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
James Mohai two Brains adu Conteh Bobsonmans Sarrkom Chez Kabia nar man,. You are one dishonest character.


Subject: Re: KABBAH- I WILL BE SLPP TILL I DIE
From: James Mohai
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:58 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
Dear Mr Kabia detector.

You will make sense to readers on this forum if you try to didpute the statements made against Tejan Kabba rather than gussing- wrongly who is behind the monikers. But you dare not because you will only provoke further onslaught on Tejan Kabba's double standards and his politics of dishonesty.


Subject: New People Publishes the Transition Report
From: Good Job
To: All
Date Posted: 07:50:04 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
The New people has published the final draft of the Transition Report. Let us now see the evidence that the cocaine gov't have.


Subject: A GREAT SCOOP-----New People Publishes the Transition Report
From: COCORIOKO caught with its pants down..........AGAIN..??
To: All
Date Posted: 09:35:27 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
When it comes to breaking news.
News.
Views..
Editorials...
And what not....

Pre Election cocorioko was tha bomb.
Post election.. Even the Maforki & Mile 91 TIMES has better news and insight.

What happened on the way to heaven, sane people are asking..

Why did the Vanguard and Cokes fomdomed in water and turned abgborlohs..???

Is this the way to the promised land.....reverend??
Or is there a NEW promised land..???
Does it has a cotton tree and law courts close...??

Your brothers and sisters in the redemption of our land want to know.

I leave you with Bobby Nesta Marley.. My ispiration for this Friday..

True lyrical prophet..

=============================

Old pirates, yes, they rob i;<<<--Victor 4 & Kamal
Sold I to the merchant ships,<<<--Wanza
Minutes after they took i
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty.<<<--talking about your PEN reverend..
We forward in this generation, Triumphantly.
Wont you help to sing <<<--(write)
These songs of freedom? -
cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,<<<--Job offerings
While we stand aside and look? ooh!
Some say its just a part of it:
Weve got to fulfil de book.

Wont you help to sing
These songs of freedom? -
cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our mind.
Wo! have no fear for atomic energy,
cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say its just a part of it:
Weve got to fulfil de book.
Wont you help to sing
Dese songs of freedom? -
cause all I ever had:
Redemption songs -
All I ever had:
Redemption songs:
These songs of freedom,
Songs of freedom.


Subject: Re: A GREAT SCOOP-----New People Publishes the Transition Report
From: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 19:07:53 08/22/08 ()
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COCORIOKO will rise to even greater heights again. I am trying to delink it from politics and hopefully get more reporters to provide news from all spectrums of society. You just wait and see.Cream always floats to the top not under.

However , The NEW PEOPLE did not catch us pants down because the report they published is not the real and full Transition Committee report. This was the leaked copy . The APC has so many spies at State House and they leaked this copy.I have it in my file.I also have the genuine copy. Dr. Lake and I fought to get the leaked copy out of the internet, but by then somebody had posted a copy to LEONENET-TAMU. Sheku Kallon is a member of Leonenet-Tamu and got it from there.

I want the government itself to post the full and genuine copy. This is not the full and genuine copy. We at COCORIOKO cannot move from behind the government and publish the copy we have. I hope you understand. We have the real and genuine copy but we want the government to release it to the public.


Subject: Re: A GREAT SCOOP-----New People Publishes the Transition Report
From: Plaba Bessie
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Date Posted: 21:10:37 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
Reverend, what is secretive about the transition report?


Subject: THE HYPE and the Truth about The Proposed APC Commissions of
From: The Transition Report
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Date Posted: 07:48:57 08/22/08 ()
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Gentlemen, please click the link to read the entire transition reports.


The New People Newspaper Online and .
News Story
THE HYPE and the Truth about The Proposed APC Commissions of Enquiry.

8.21.2008

FREETOWN: JAMES OSAIO KAMARA- THIS IS A COPY OF THE FINAL DRAFT OF THE TRANSITION REPORT: all 208 pages that are creating so much hype and heave. It was a typically confident Victor Foh on the eve of his departure for the United States of America where he will attend the All Peoples Congress (APC) in North America convention. He bragged, "We will fully investigate all SLPP ministers and when we find them guilty, we will take appropriate measures accordingly." He further continued, "nobody is above the law in this country and all criminals must be treated with the full force of the law whether they are previous ministers or whatever they were in the previous government, no one is above the law. The President has said "zero tolerance." How ironical that Victor Foh can today assume the position of self-righteous commentator on matters of the perceived guilt of people who are thought to have engaged in financial malpractices.

But this typical ebullience on the part of Victor Foh was undercut by a more sober reflection from a senior DFID official resident here in Sierra Leone who pointed out that the Transition Report falls short in every department and that the APC government failed to do what it could have done really well with a team of competent professionals and experts. "This was a missed opportunity for a brand new start. It was a missed opportunity, " the DFID official continued. "Even as a situation report, the report is not fully informative, and it clearly reaches conclusions that are unclear and illogical. The links between data are unclear; the sources of data in most cases are unclear; it is a job for professionals and it could have been written best by a team of investigative professionals with expertise in auditing and business analysis," he concluded.

Asked why the Anti-corruption commission was not taking a leading role in prosecuting these alleged crimes involving misappropriation, a very senior source in the Anti-Corruption Commission told The New People that the transition report does not constitute evidence that can be used to prosecute anybody. The source further said that in court, one had to present what the source referred to as "best evidence" - which is either original documentation indicating the commission of a crime or somebody with direct knowledge of the crime as committed. The source said that the transition report does not meet the basic threshold of best evidence because it is not orginal documentation but an interpretation and a set of opinions on a situation as seen by a few individuals who are not experts in assessing and presenting evidence. The source further noted that for the type of crimes being alleged, the evidence is normally historical and reactive and should involve original documents like original bank records, original records of transaction, telephone records, or any communication instrument that indicates criminal intent to commit the offence alleged. 'Simply put," the source concluded, "the transtional report is not that kind of document, so we have nothing to do with any investigation or prosecution of former SLPP ministers.

If the transitional report does not reach the threshold of evidence that can be used to prosecute former SLPP officials, then this evidently leaves only the one possibility. The idea of a commission of enquiry is a political ruse designed by the APC echelons to significantly smear possible leaders of the opposition in such a way as to make them unacceptable. The process of calling on the former ministers to publicly account is a strategy to publicly name and shame and nothing else beyond that. This could backfire, a commentator who is an APC supporter noted. He said that this could lead to the emergence of a new crop of leadership that will claim to not being corrupt and to be completely new on the scene. This would be a tougher group to fight against in terms of elections because people who are disillusioned may just decide to go with that new group.

The New People will continue to monitor the situation.


Subject: Re: THE HYPE and the Truth about The Proposed APC Commissions of
From: getyuman
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Date Posted: 12:01:38 08/22/08 ()
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It's still not too late for the APC government to get a team of experts to investigate these slpp ministers. They can still start their inestigations with this report. No need to hurry with this. Baniku worry.


Subject: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliament
From: Kemoh Cocaine
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Date Posted: 07:41:45 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
Standard Times
Phillip Neville

“Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliament
Posted by on Aug 22, 2008, 02:16



Mr. Alfred Pallo Conteh, the current Minister of Defence is becoming another embarrassment to the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the APC ruling government. His appointment as political head of the Defence Ministry in Sierra Leone is another mockery to the state; this is not because of his less than ten years service in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Sierra Leone or how he was catapulted to the rank of Major, but the failure on his part to comport himself in society. His sojourn to the west has not improved his intra-personal, inter-personal and love relationship with a number of young women.

Stories about maltreatment, indecent behaviour and abandonment of women in America, United Kingdom and Sierra Leone have formed part of his biological make-up.

What is however becoming very worrisome is the alleged false declaration he made to parliament when he was asked to do so before taking up appointment as Minister of Defence in the APC government.

What he probably did in darkness to deceive parliament and the Appointments Committee is gradually coming to light.

Those who took part in filling out the Declaration Form which the minister submitted to the Legislative House are calling on Parliament to take a second look at the form. “All what he declared are false and untrue” A close friend of the minister remarked.

As if the friend of the minister was just browsing over the truth, confirmed reports coming from the Eunice Zizer relationship has further exposed the Minister of Defence.

On his declaration form, Mr. Pallo Bangura stated that he owns a house in America, a flat in the United Kingdom, a house at Tengbeh Town, a Mercedes Benz Car ML500 and qualifications in the legal profession.

On the 1st May, 2008, Mr. Alfred Pallo Conteh wrote a letter to Eunice Zizer about a flat in America. “I write to inform you that I wish to relinquish my interest in the property 10804 Glenshire Drive, Glenn Dale; Maryland 20769.

This house was part of the Assets declared by Mr. Pallo Conteh to the disbelief of those who are aufait with the ownership. This house, according to family sources of the minister was mortgaged by Eunice Zizer where both of them resided while in America. The house in London is allegedly owned by another girl-lover of Mr. Pallo Conteh whom he had also abandoned.

The story about Mr Alfred Pallo Conteh’s love affair and Eunice Zizer is a comedy-tragedy. Happily, they had lived together in America for about three years and blessed with a baby boy.

When President Koroma appointed him as Minister of Defence, family sources alleged that he requested Eunice to move with him to Sierra Leone. “It was at the Lungi International Airport he abandoned her with their baby-boy” Another friend of the minister explained.

Eunice was there in a state of disappointment and shock when she learnt that her lover-boy husband had already got himself entangled in another love net in Sierra Leone.

While Eunice found herself in a state of shock at the Lungi International Airport, the minister lover-girl in London was left in astonishment when news reached her that things has taken a new love twist.

The Mecedes Benz Jeep ML500 declared on his Asset form owned by Eunice Zizer was what the minister was cruising with around town. Seeing this ugly development, Eunice decided to request for her jeep. The matter according to family sources reached the first lady Mrs. Sia Koroma who wasted no time to acquaint her husband. On the 8th May 2008, Eunice signed an agreement with Mr. Alfred Pallo Conteh, which was witnessed by PC Charles Caulker not to have any business with him as long her Benz Jeep has been handed over to her. (Read next issue to know how the armed robbery took place and who allegedly spearheaded it. What happened to their baby boy, an American Citizen and how he was sent back to the United States of America. What was the minister’s response to the robbery and his relationship with Eunice).


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliament
From: dumbeh
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Date Posted: 12:08:55 08/22/08 ()
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This is very petty of Neville. He is a disgrace as president of SLAJ. When are the next slaj elections?


Subject: Re: “Lover-Boy Minister Makes False Declaration To Parliamen
From: The jealous is behind progress
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Date Posted: 08:49:24 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
Phillip Neville will die of heartache due to envy and jealousy of APC ministers.He needs to grow up and stop making a carricature of himself.He will end up at Kissy craise yard.


Subject: Political Manipulation.......As Port Loko Residents Want Hon
From: Kemoh Cocaine
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Date Posted: 07:39:51 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
Standard Times
Phillip Neville


Political Manipulation.......As Port Loko Residents Want Hon. Kemoh Sesay Re-instated
Posted by on Aug 22, 2008, 01:56



Mr. Sullay Kamara, a resident of Port Loko confided in this press that a week from now, Hon. Kemoh Sesay will be reinstated as Minister of Transport and Aviation, a position he held until he was asked by President Koroma to take an exit.

Mr. Kamara said that the APC under the current leadership is obliged to reinstate the minister because of political reason; if not, Port Loko would no more be in their grip in the 2012 elections.

In a very determined mood, Mr. Kamara revealed that a resolution has already been reached by elders and youth of the township. According to him, Hon. Kemoh Sesay is not the late S.I. Koroma who was dumped by the late Siaka Steven citing his health as one of the principal reasons for refusing him the Presidential Ticket. “Kemoh is our saviour, therefore he should be reinstated” He concluded

It would appear that the revelation of Mr. Sullay Kamara will soon come into reality as it is been alleged in top political quarters that the decision to bring on board the former minister is getting solid.

What to tell the people according to a government minister as to why President Koroma has reversed is decision is what the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, police and State House are working on, and would not be too long when the news will be made public. Sources at the Attorney General’s office has intimated this press that the announcement will take the form of “No evidence against the minister” and because of that the president has thought it fit to reinstate him”

Another independent source has giving similar explanation, stating that the government will use the police to inform the public about the non availability of evidence directly or indirectly pointing at the former minister.

President Koroma is reportedly not happy with the development and he is weighing the political loss and the reputation of the country and also that of his APC government.

Already, the ground work to exonerate Mr. Sesay was reportedly laid by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Serry Kamal, a very close family friend of the Sesay Family. Reportedly during the interrogation, the justice minister allegedly ordered the investigators not to obtain caution statement from the former minister but to give him time to make voluntary statement. This instruction did not go down well with most of the officers in charge of the cocaine investigation.

In addition, it was alleged that when his file was brought to his office for legal advice, he referred it back to the police in a state of fury, telling them to prefer charges against the former minister and not him.

Further, the former minister since his exit has been enjoying what some police officers are referring to as “SPECIAL TREATMENT” He was granted police bail, unlike other suspects who are still detained at the Pademba Road Maximum Prison.” This is unfair” a police officer remarked.

The selective justice approach adopted by the APC government in the cocaine matter is fast becoming distasteful to the public and has dampened the spirit of the investigators “echoed a police officer.



Subject: Grim Statistics on Sa Lone, how do we change this?
From: Deemdin
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Date Posted: 07:12:40 08/22/08 ()
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Did You Know?

- Sierra Leone is the poorest country in the world.

- Life expectancy
is just 42 years.

- The maternal mortality rate is the highest in the world.

- 1 in 8 women die from pregnancy or childbirth.

- The infant mortality rate is the highest in the world.

- Only 1 in 5 people can read or write their name.


Subject: Re: Grim Statistics on Sa Lone, how do we change this?
From: Kennie L. Zoker
To: All
Date Posted: 23:54:02 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: lzoker!@yahoo.com
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Message:
How can we change this? Elect people with brains to change things but not poeple who knows nothing but corruption and political prostitution.


Subject: Re: Grim Statistics on Sa Lone, how do we change this?
From: noah
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Date Posted: 15:02:26 08/22/08 ()
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Where have been?This is not news!


Subject: Re: Grim Statistics on Sa Lone, how do we change this?
From: two brains
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Date Posted: 10:25:04 08/22/08 ()
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"- Only 1 in 5 people can read or write their name."

And we have the first university in sub-sahara Africa including Nigeria and Ghana. What a shame on all those who have served sierra leone.


Subject: Re: Grim Statistics on Sa Lone, how do we change this?
From: sarrkom
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Date Posted: 08:10:10 08/22/08 ()
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This is horrible statistics. All of us in this forum have to start doing something to change this. We have to contribute our talent and influence directly to help the people of Sa Lone. The only problem is that corruption is so rampant that we have to find credible partners to work with, and that is the challenge, but we cannot keep being at this level. Nothing has changed for better for the past decade. This is awful.


Subject: Re: Grim Statistics on Sa Lone, how do we change this?
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 07:38:06 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
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Message:
These statistics proved once again that successive governments have failed the people. I hope the present government would be able to utilize all the brain power around it to formulate policies that would reverse these horific trends. Brain power shouldn't be used to hoodwink the people as in the past but to make a positive difference in the lives of the people and future generations.South Korea was a very poor country with similar statistics,so was Malaysia,Singapore,Mauritius and even Botswana. The only diferrence was these countries had visionary leaders who believed in the potential of the people they govern.They provided the necessary environment that encourages learning,freedom and free enterprise.
Mother Sierra Leone needs a visionary and I hope this President would rise to the occasion otherwise his opponents in the next election would rightfully ask the citizens of Sierra Leone whether they are better off now than they were five years earlier. If they answered in the affirmative then the President had done his job and he would easily be reelected.Get to work Mr President by summoning the best minds at home and abroad to formulate plans that you can implement to save our country.


Subject: Re: Grim Statistics on Sa Lone, how do we change this?
From: Larry
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Date Posted: 00:23:05 08/24/08 ()
Email Address: bullockhl@aol.com
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Message:
Ladies and Gentlemen:

"Single Issue politics" is a strategy that can be used to force change in any political system.

Currently, the APC Government seems to be cruising along with an arrogance that is offensive, not only to the SLPP, and its allies, but to all thinking persons.

The idea I am suggesting is quite simple: pick a topic, and a target. Perhaps it is the misbehavior of a Minister of State. Focus energy and attention on that one issue, and that one person. Raise the level of noise and protest to the point of being unbearable for the current administration. Push back! But focus on one issue at a time. And make the protest relentless, and demand a response from the government.

The APC came to power after a period of SLPP rule which had its obvious shortcomings, flaws, and abuses of power.

This, however, will never excuse the APC from replicating that pattern in the current government. If you love Sierra Leone, you are an Independent. Your major political parties have, thus far, failed you, as a nation. I have been vehement in my disdain for the behavior of the SLPP in the previous government. I was optimistic, early on, in awaiting the deliverance of the country into a "bright new day".

However, I believe that the current government needs some guidance: something beyond the typical SLPP vs. APC partisanship and intra-party squabbling. It's time for Sierra Leoneans to speak as individuals, and "Independents"---let the government know that you are looking for good governance, and an administration that looks out for the best interests of ALL of the citizens.

Aren't you tired of the same old S#$%, on a different day? It will take the combined voices of a "radical middle" to break the stalemate of Sierra Leonean politics...individuals who are able to organize and be antagonistic to BOTH the APC and to the SLPP. To move the country forward, individuals, with independent voices must demand better governance from the party in power, and hold the opposition party to the same standard.

Sierra Leoneans are some of the most politically sophistated people in the world. However, there is a lack of organization, an inability to hold the government accountable which is frustrating, and it is because of the dominance of the major political parties, and the pre-dominance of tribal attitudes. Now is the time to think of the best interests of your country, understanding that this will most probably be at odds with the agenda of your party. So, what's it going to be? Will you put Sierra Leone first? Regardless of whether you are in favor of the APC or the SLPP, the issues facing the country require the true patriot to take up a confrontational position towards their own party: YOU must call upon your government, your Parliamentary representative, and YOU must rise up to make noise and protest against the policies of the current government, to respond to the issues that are important to you. This is not about "venting on the forum: the issues need to be raised with the elected officials. Raise Hell!


Subject: Sierra Leone Government Mini Survey Results
From: freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 07:00:22 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: noreply@freetownboy.org
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Message:
As promised, here the results of the mini-survey we conducted last week: We received 24 replies and I said before - this can't be considered representative.

75% think the government is losing focus.
66.7% think the government is running out of steam.
The top three priorities that the participants feel that the government should focus on is : Job Creation, Security and Food Security. Rest of the results in the link.

Thanks to all who took part.


Subject: OBAMA v MCCAIN
From: SGK
To: All
Date Posted: 03:42:41 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: sheku-kamara@hotmail.co.uk
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Analysis shows that Sen. Obama is losing grounds in areas where Cinton did very well during the primaries. This brings me to the conclusion that he might lose this election if he picks someone other than her.
We all know that there is no love and lust relationship between these two but for the sake of politics which is sometimes played dity in order to win, i would definitely prefer Clinton for an Obama's victory.
Sen. Joe Biden would have been his ideal match taking into consideration Obama's lack of foreign policy credentials and also Biden being notorious for his robust and aggressive attacks against opponents which Obama lacks or fails to impliment so far.
However, i cannot see him winning with that ticket at this moment whereby "water almost wan pass gari" as indicated by the recent opinion polls.
I am also speculating that John McCain might pick a female VP if Obama chooses a male one in order to get most of Clinton's supporters.
To be honest, i am really nervous for our brother who faces a tremendous uphill battle against the right wing extremists' machinery.
Let us hope and pray because an Obama's victory is not only an inspiration to our children but it is a pride to the human race.


Subject: Re: OBAMA v MCCAIN
From: A Concerned Citizen
To: All
Date Posted: 05:51:09 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
SGK Quote:-
To be honest, i am really nervous for our brother who faces a
tremendous uphill battle against the right wing extremists' machinery.
Let us hope and pray because an Obama's victory is not only an
inspiration to our children but it is a pride to the human race.
-Unquote

Rightly said: As an "Inside the Beltway" Obama supporter I join the
majority of Americans who continue to keep him and his family in their
prayers. We witnessed his visit at the Nissan Pavilion in a few weeks
ago. The overall turnout was pretty good, although almost every time
he was critical of Bush a certain part of the crowd would retort
negatively. It is speculated that the Secret Service is now spending
more on protecting Obama that the current President, a daunting task
indeed. Do not put too much credence on the polls, although things
are going to get more dicey in the coming weeks. It is also speculated
that Obama's choice of VP would most likely be Tim Kaine, the current
Governor of Virginia.


Subject: Re: OBAMA v MCCAIN
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 04:22:56 08/22/08 ()
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SGK

Good anaysis, but I still think that even if Obama were to pick Clinton as his vp, inspite of her other problems , most die hard Clintonians will not vote for Obama.

The Clinton believe that the presidency was theirs and that Obama scupered it from them. They will not forgive him for that and many of their supporters want nothing but the presidency.

It is an envidous position for Obama which ever way he plays things out. It is always not easy for anything black even if he is the best.

Politics is a cruel sport, do not be surprise if Hilary and Bill in thier quiet moment in the polling boot alone do not cast their votes for Obama.

I also have the feeling that people like Rev Jessy Jackson and some of his firebrand civil right colleagues may not vote Obama and sabotage his chances of becoming the first African American president.

Jessy and his cohort alway believe that they had worked for the civil right movements and hence leadership should come from withing that movement. They are simply jealous of Obama's achievement.

Let us wait and see how America can reject an articulate constitutional Law professor with clear vision that resonate around the world for a 72 years old McCain a war veteran and longivity in Senate but nothing else.


Subject: Re: OBAMA v MCCAIN
From: History Professor
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Date Posted: 06:52:43 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
I don't believe choosing Clinton would make a difference. A true and loyal democrat could never vote for McCain and will surely vote for Obama; of course the Clintons will, as will their supporters. But it is not the party faithful who will decide the election. It is that amorphous group of independents who do not embrace either party's ideology in any coherent fashion. These are the groups that both candidates always target as the swing voters. Many ordinary independents do not like Hilary Clinton, so I don't think choosing her will sway this voting bloc.

Joe Biden would be the best choice for VP. People are so fed up with Bush, I think the only thing that could prevent an Obama victory is the racism still nurtured in the hearts of many Americans over 40, even if they deny it. All that blather about lack of foreign policy experience is just those latent sentiments finding an alternate vehicle of expression. It is much easier for people to say he "lacks experience to be president" instead of "he is too black to be president."

There is absolutely no contest between these two men. McCain is a dangerous hawk, who will provoke a war with Russia, a rich hypocrite on the verge of senility. Obama is a brilliant and dynamic young leader, who may lack hands-on foreign policy experience, but with a vast store of knowledge of the world and how it works. What sort of foreign policy experience did Bush, Clinton or Reagan have before they were president? They were governors!

World leaders and heads of state across the world respect and admire Obama, and he will do much to restore American credibility in many hearts and minds.
The actual foreign policy experience of any president is really a non-issue as they have a team of advisers who work with them; appointing the right people to the cabinet is the main thing.

I don't agree with your assertion that Jessie Jackson and other civil rights leaders are bitter enough to obstruct an Obama victory. In NY, leaders like Charles Rangel only supported Hilary in the primaries out of deep political loyalty stretching back many years (she is the senator of course). The black leadership in the party may have differences with Obama, but they will do all they can to see him elected. They would never support McCain, even in the privacy of the voting booth.

I am more concerned that the election will be disrupted by ballot box tampering and voter obstruction along the lines of 2000, particularly in the South.

Anyway, we will know the VP choice by the end of the day.


Subject: Re: OBAMA v MCCAIN
From: Pundit trash
To: All
Date Posted: 04:40:59 08/22/08 ()
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Message:
Both of you watch too much pundit trash and I am tired 0f hearing it. Tell me something new like pollsters hardly contact people with cell phones especially college students that mostly support Obama.


Subject: Re: OBAMA v MCCAIN
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 06:15:51 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
Man you are making me sick with your too much suspition about the fate of OBAMA,I am crazy over this man, not only becaues of him been a black man but also an african decent. man let us pray that all goes on well, but i am confidence that obama will surely be the next president of the United States."INSAH_ALA)


Subject: Re: OBAMA v MCCAIN
From: Pundit trash
To: All
Date Posted: 08:02:01 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Don't get sick. Like you, I also want him to win. All I am saying try not to get carried away by all those pundits and pollsters opinions.


Subject: THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE FOR BLACKS IF OBAMA LOOSES
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:29:22 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
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Message:
There is nothing too much to talk about but trust me.


Subject: Foh motivating others
From: Haji Med Kay
To: All
Date Posted: 01:02:52 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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Alpha S. Bangura, If we were tolerant enough to give Tejan Kabba so many chances why not mr.Foh?. He wasn't given cabinet post because he is the party securetary general. May be he is/was corrupt but I know unlike others he invested in Salone. As a boy I use to admire his house in Kenema along Salia street, it was an icon in kenema and had a pharmacy along hanga road which was useful for the society. I do not condole corruption but remember all of our leaders are corrupt, so we all need to change if we want a better Salone


Subject: Saidu Bangura slpp PRO please pay your rent.
From: DIG DIG
To: All
Date Posted: 00:07:22 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: ABU@ AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-71-191-88-235.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.191.88.235

Message:
Saidu you that you still owe ms kabia her one month rent. HONEST MAN NOR DAE DO SO;


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura slpp PRO please pay your rent.
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 05:58:05 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
Entered From: pool-71-178-202-84.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.178.202.84

Message:
I think this forum was set up to enable sierra leoneans and friends of sierra leone to discuss,propose ideas and even argue over politics at times. It seems that there are some who believe otherwise that this forum is now a debt collection agency and also fityai corner.Folks let us use this priviledge to forster change in sierra leone as we are the unofficial lobbyists for the people of sierra leone.If ideas discussed in this forum are to be seriously considered by the powers that be in both sierra leone and elsewhere we have to keep the filth and vendetta out.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura slpp PRO please pay your rent.
From: Anyman
To: All
Date Posted: 14:38:18 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Zakmal anyman that attacks people like Saidu does and I am sure you know that, should not owe rent or do anything that will be called to question.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura slpp PRO please pay your rent.
From: zamal
To: All
Date Posted: 18:38:12 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
Entered From: pool-71-178-202-84.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.178.202.84

Message:
I don't necessarily agree with Alpha Saidu's penchant to be on the offensive 24/7 against his political opponents and I think I've expressed my displeasure to him personally about such.There should be time for politics which is during the campaign season and after the elections all of us should endeavour to better the lives of our people.This forum should be utilized as a platform to effect positive change in mother sierra leone. We can set up a scholarship fund ,investment funds to benefit our country. We can achieve quite a bit if we can rally all the brain power present in this forum. I firmly believe as a group we can make a big differnce in the lives of our people not to replace the role of government but to compliment it. All the government needs to do is get out of the way .I am apppealing to all to start using this forum for positive change instead of settling scores.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura slpp PRO please pay your rent.
From: sarrkom
To: All
Date Posted: 07:23:38 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: acsnho-vpn.cancer.org at 12.168.24.203

Message:
I agree. Many in this forum, sitting in air-conditioned offices sipping ice tea or drinking late coffee do not have an idea the mountain of hardship our people are going through and how even a little effort on our part can help change things. Last year a group of us just by collecting a mere twenty dollars from each other were able to pay school fees for over fifty students in one school in Sierra Leone. While there should be a light momment at times, we also want to find ways to tackle the enornmous problems back home one bite at a time.


Subject: Lord Have Mercy, Victor Foh To Motivate APCNA -------
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 23:26:21 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 68-247-55-177.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.247.55.177

Message:
The most famous voucher-gate King, Victor Foh, who as a senior government official during the Siaka Stevens days embezzled millions of tax payers money, will be motivating members of the All Peoples Congress (APC) with his key note address during this weekend's party convention in Washington,DC.
I am sure all sober minded people will agree with me that a party official with a clear record that shows corrupt practices is not a suitable person to motivate people who claim to be CORRUPT FREE.
The only motivation Victor Foh can give anybody is "HOW TO RUN A PUBLIC OFFICE AT THE DETRIMENT OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY".
Victor Foh has nothing to offer our country because he had out lived his usefulness. He was given the chance to make a difference he failed woefully. I am sure that was the reason why president Ernest Koroma did not include him in the present cabinet.
Shame on APCNA for wasting its mega resources to bring the wrong person, Victor Foh to come MOTIVATE them.


Subject: Re: Lord Have Mercy, Victor Foh To Motivate APCNA -------
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 06:38:18 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-64.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.64

Message:
What about former prezo Tejan Kabbah?


Subject: Re: Lord Have Mercy, Victor Foh To Motivate APCNA -------
From: Fan of Victor Foe
To: All
Date Posted: 06:13:52 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dhcp-077-251-029-095.chello.nl at 77.251.29.95

Message:
Have you forgoten that the SLPP also has people who were involved in the voucher gate? I wait for your response before tracking those you are shielding that have corruption all over their body in the SLPP.
Do you remember that the SLPP gave the presidency to someone who they barred from politics because of corruption.
The Victor Foe of today has all the ingredients of a true Sierra Leonean. Like Justin Musa and the SLPP thieves, he does not have house in the US or Europe.
Man,. grow up, the SLPP is in demise. No rethorics and propaganda will help you to regain power. Our people know the SLPP dirty trick.


Subject: Re: Lord Have Mercy, Victor Foh To Motivate APCNA -------
From: two brains
To: All
Date Posted: 09:24:35 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
You left out their leaders, the SLPMB racket which Tejan Kabba used to buy a house in London.


Subject: Re: Lord Have Mercy, Victor Foh To Motivate APCNA -------
From: Foe
To: All
Date Posted: 04:15:06 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: vit94-1-87-88-78-79.dsl.club-internet.fr at 87.88.78.79

Message:
Great preacher - no bribery, no corruption and nomore vouchergate, and we shall be well compensated by our brothers in Venezuela;


Subject: Re: Lord Have Mercy, Victor Foh To Motivate APCNA -------
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 06:01:49 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: at 83.229.112.21

Message:
" hey man, did you realise that you are talknig blues??? Some of must have gone out of your senses.can you please back up your alegation against MR FOH with proof? You just need to practice what you preach ok. I am warning you ok.( if you have respect for your father, you will have one kept for Mr Foh)


Subject: PRESIDENT BUSH's LAST APPEARANCE BEFORE THE WORLD.
From: Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 20:45:50 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: mohamedkoroma49@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-241-236-103.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.241.236.103

Message:
PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH’S LAST APPEARANCE BEFORE THE WORLD COMMUNITY AND HIS PLACE IN HISTORY:
In just under a month from now,President George Bush will make his last official appearance before the international community of nations at the annual session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization in New York.
The reception of course will be mixed.With a mixture of skeptical indifference,atavistic envy,and competitive protocol,the world audience listen to what he has to say.
Unlike 2001 following the dastardly attack on the USA when he appeared before the same body ready to do battle with those who are anathema to America’s values and way of life,he will not attempt to draw the sharp line in the sand with the “US VERSUS THEM” mentality.
He will poignantly remind the world of the rise in Islamic fundamentalism and its inherent cataclysms of hopelessness with Osama Ben Laden as the generalissimo leading the extremists.
He main objective will be to seek a “KINDER,and GENTLER’verdict on his leadership of the free world.
He will be less vainglorious and less bellicose in his address rather drawing attention to the fact that the enemies of freedom and democracy are active at work to destroy mankind.He will therefore entreat the international community to banner under one purpose in order to destroy the common enemies.
He will use the latest Russian invasion of Georgia to draw attention to the dangers of territorial imperialist aggressions,and starkly remind the world of the political convulsions and social vicissitudes that has rocked Pakistan a nation headed for nuclear superiority in the region.
He will use the occasion to make clarion calls for collaborative efforts in curbing the maddening arms race which constitutes a strategic threat to the very citadel of mankind’s safety.He will also talk of the success his administration has made so far in reining in on rouge nations like North Korea and others with nuclear ambitions,and expressed optimism that the talks between Iran and the EU on abandoning their nuclear program will yield positive results.
On the Palestinian and Israeli conflicts,he will express guarded optimism for a final peace accord that will guarantee the Palestinians a permanent homeland that assures Israel secured borders.
The most optimistic assessment of his address will focus on Iraq and the gains made so far with the installation of a democratic government and the hope that it will serve as a model for the region.He will say that violence has subsided gradually albeit more work lies ahead.
On the question of global warming,he will call on other nations to control emission and China particularly will be cited as the world largest polluter.He will put emphasis on nuclear deterrence which is the main reason why North Korea returned to the negotiating table.
The diplomatic reception at the end of the speech will be mixed.The long and sustained approbation that will follow the end of the speech will not be so much out of love,respect,or approval of his foreign policy toward the international community with the mere thought that it will be the very last time the world community listens to him.
The third world representatives in the audience will be hoping for Senator Obama to replace him so that a new alliance will be forged that will be anchored on international collective efforts as opposed to go it alone which in their considered judgment and candid opinion has caused so much misery in the world.They will be of the hope that with a Democrat in the White House,there will be international collaboration on issues such as the war on terriorism as well as curb on the arms race.
They will be hoping for a kind of foreign policy prosecution with emphasis on economics as opposed to war.
At the end of the speech which will be under less than an hour,the curtain will finally fall on Mr.Bush’s eight years leadership leaving historians with the daunting task of putting into context and perspective,the foreign policy gains or lack thereof after his turbulent eight years leadership based on isolationist and protectionist policies.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma,
USA.


Subject: Re: PRESIDENT BUSH's LAST APPEARANCE BEFORE THE WORLD.
From: History Professor
To: All
Date Posted: 07:23:40 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-70-156-41.nycap.res.rr.com at 74.70.156.41

Message:
It is far too late for this man to salvage his legacy in history. He is a war criminal guilty of the mass destruction of innocent human life, the total ruination of a once thriving nation, Iraq, violator of international conventions for protecting human rights, and the abrogation of constitutional rights in America.

It is the height of hypocrisy for him to criticize Russia or any other country for aggressive imperialism, as the US has been the most successful aggressive imperialist of all. At least Georgia was historically part of Russia, which cannot be said of Afghanistan or Iraq in relation to the US. There are separatists in South Ossetia who prefer independence or Russian affiliation rather than remaining a part of Georgia. I am not justifying Putin/Medvedev's policies, they are aggressive and authoritarian indeed, but Bush has absolutely no moral standing to denounce them.

This is all about the highly provocative policies of NATO (American imperialist organization par excellance) in eastern Europe. The Warsaw Pact disbanded after the demise of the Soviet Union, why does NATO still exist and expand? Russia got a raw deal for abandoning communism. A missile defense shield in Poland? How would Americans feel if Russia put defense systems in Canada, Cuba, or South America? Such policies smack of naked aggression and desire for world domination.

What is a rogue nation pray tell? The US is the main one, except that there is no other country or coalition of countries that can effectively put it in its place and call it what it is.

At least this will be the last time he humiliates his country before the UN with his ignorant rhetoric.

Obama will be addressing that international body with much eloquence next year!


Subject: Imperialist Bush regime and Georgia
From: History Professor
To: All
Date Posted: 07:34:16 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
For an alternative analysis of Russia and US conflict read below

Bush administration steps up war of words with Russia
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/aug2008/geor-a22.shtml


Subject: Re: PRESIDENT BUSH's LAST APPEARANCE BEFORE THE WORLD.
From: Black Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 20:58:14 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: wramsey32@yahoo.com
Entered From: ip72-193-141-201.lv.lv.cox.net at 72.193.141.201

Message:
MKK, Good write-up. I think most of the American people won't be sorry to see him go. The historians daunting task will be to put a positive spin on his leadership. US foreign policy over the last 8 yrs. leaves alot to be desired, not to mention his domestic policies.

I'm not to thrilled with Obama's domestic policies, but I generally agree with his Foreign Policies. I'm sure not going to vote for McCain,(McBush). Black Jack


Subject: Biggest Corruption Scandal In Liberia
From: Disagrace For Ellen
To: All
Date Posted: 20:40:18 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
FPA EXCLUSIVE: Emails Tie Key Lib. Officials to Bribery on LISCR Deal; U.S. Help in Probe
08/20/08 - Rodney D. Sieh, rsieh@FrontPageAfrica.com


WASHINGTON, D.C. -

A chain of emails obtained by FrontPageAfrica appears to suggests corruption at the highest level of the Liberian government, a bridge of Liberia's Penal Code and the United States anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

At the height of the communications are suggestions that Yoram Cohen, the head of the Liberian International Shipping Registry (LISCR) who may be on the ropes in a bid to secure a renewal for the coveted registry responsible for the activities of ships carrying Liberian flags on the international waters.
Supporting Documents:

Cellcom Invitation to President
Knuckles/LISCR Communication
GOL Press Release

The communications suggest what shows a violation of the U.S. anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA which makes it unlawful for a U.S. person, and certain foreign issuers of securities, to make a payment to a foreign official for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.

The communications also appear to suggest payments made to several Senior Liberian government officials as Cohen allegedly sought to have the contract renewed without competitive bidding. Older Supporting Documents:

LISCR Deal

BMA Communication

The Act was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on December 9, 1977 and amended in 1998 by the International Anti-Bribery Act of 1998 which was designed to implement the anti-bribery conventions of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Interestingly the messages also exposes a problem which until now has been a key issue in Liberia, senior officials allegedly taking monies from lesser-known firms to push contracts and deals without competitive bidding. Legal and political experts who have viewed the messages for FPA suggests that the contents are indeed damaging and will no doubt be a wake up call for the Unity Party government who until now have appeared reluctant to acknowledged behind-the-scenes activities by senior government officials, suggesting that it simply did not have the proof to back up the allegations.


At the peak of the controversy are alleged conversations via email between Mr. Willis Knuckles, former Minister of Public Works, the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and a key Sirleaf aide, Cohen and Abraham Avi Zaidenberg, head of Cellcom Monrovia.

Did Knuckles Act Alone? Email Draws in Prez Sirleaf

Government sources tell FPA that the both the President and the Justice ministry are taking the matter seriously. An insider told FPA that Sirleaf appeared shocked and betrayed that one of her closest aides may have used her name to orchestrate what now appears to be a violation of the FCPA. “The President is very disappointed, shocked, feels betrayed and let down by a close friend,” an aide told FPA late Wednesday night. The communications below for example appears to suggest that Knuckles, using the President’s name sought to reassure Cohen that LISCR was still in play to maintain the contract with Liberia .

On Sun, 8/17/08, Willis D. Knuckles, Jr. wrote:
From: Willis D. Knuckles, Jr.
Subject: Re: Fw: President's Invitation
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 2:46 AM
On Thurs, 2/14/08, Abraham Avi Zaidenberg wrote:

Dear Willis,
You are the man! What would we do with out our PR man.It is only prove to me again that the issue of the pr men is extremely essential. Anyways please inform Madame President that her concerns will be addressed. Yoram told me that he has already informed you that the first payment of US$1 Million will be made after our contract is signed.
Regards,
Avi

Knuckles also, according to the communications may have used his ties to Cohen to manipulate his way on a foreign trip with President Sirleaf:

On Sat, 8/16/08, Willis D. Knuckles, Jr. wrote:
From: Willis D. Knuckles, Jr.
Subject: Fwd: Per our conversation
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 5:52 PM
Note: forwarded message attached.


Dear Banke,
As per our conversation at the airport, here is the copy of the letter concerning the Israel trip. I will follow-up with you.
Willis

The letter reads:

“I have been pleased to reliably learn that you are likely to pay a visit to Israel in November. I am certain that part of your agenda would be to attract Serious Israeli Investors to Liberia . As you know, Israelie companies paid a major role in Liberia before, in the Tubman years, particularly in the construction industry(re: The Executive Mansion, The Ducor Hotel, The Ministry of Finance, The Temple of Justice and The The Masonic Temple) as well as in diamonds, mechanized agriculture (AGRIMECO and Forestry(YONA International. My information is that many of them would be willing to return to get involved in the construction of unfinished public buildings, roads and other infrastructure.


At the present time our company, Cellcom, with a 50% shareholding by Israelie citizens, represents at this time the only Israeli involvement in our economy. With Cellcom’s relative success and impact(see attached company fact sheet in the less than 3 years of existence, I think it would be expedient to include me as Chairman of Cellcom on your delegation to Israel along with one of our top Israelie managers in order to showcase to Israeli businessmen a successful investment here as a means of attracting new investment from Israel.


I would be happy to have the Cellcom shareholders pay a courtesy call on you in Israel and I believe that a short meeting between yourself and other Israeli businessmen interested in Liberia would be a good thing. That we can arrange.

I might add here that Cellcom would pay the cost of our inclusion on the delegation and that it would be at no cost to government. We would also be happy, as this visit is to our “home base” to assist with the air travel cost(Monrovia/Israel/Monrovia) of the two members of your delegation.”

Prez in-law Drawn into Picture

Further complicating the controversy are even more revelations that the President’s in-law and National Security Advisor Estrada Bernard, according to the communications was also on LISCR’s payroll. In the communications below subject Estrada Bernard, Knuckles appears to be lobbying for Bernard’s benefits.


Bernard did not confirm or deny the contents of the email when contacted by FPA.

On Sat, 8/16/08, Willis D. Knuckles, Jr. wrote:
From: Willis D. Knuckles, Jr.
Subject: Re: Estrada Bernard
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 4:35 AM
Avi Zaidenberg wrote:
Estrada continues to assist by protecting LISCR/ CELLCOM interest in Liberia .
We will start to credit his number with $200 as well as the monthly payment of $2,500 being made to him. Every time that he goes abroad and comes back it is in his responsibility to notify Sam or Tzahi about his travel plan so they can open or close the roaming service for him. Any credit above this amount will be a self credit (scratch card).
He will use the service under the call back system method.
Willis will supply us his number.
ABRAHAM AVI ZAIDENBERG
MANAGING DIRECTOR
CELLCOM TELECOMUNICATION INC
231-77777666
224-64507624
232-76485948


Further communications also appear to suggests more efforts by Knuckles to appease Cohen.

--- On Sat, 8/16/08, Willis D. Knuckles, Jr. wrote:
From: Willis D. Knuckles, Jr.
Subject: LISCR UPDATE
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008, 6:00 AM
From: "Willis D. Knuckles, Jr."
Sent:Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 3:20 AM

To: "Yoram Cohen" ycohen@liscr.com

Subject: Re Re: LISCR Update
I am working out these issues. First, meeting with Ellen to discuss finalization of your deal.
I believe this approach is better and I can follow up upon her arrival and at the Foreign Ministry even before she comes.
Question: Can we arrange for the money to be put in escrow for Estrada? He has assured
that even though he is on the board of IB he will not decieve you. Besides look at it like this Ellen has told me that Steve is not interested in the Registry.
I understand your feeling but I believe it is a bureaucratic omission at the Ministerial level and not a direct snub from her, she has promised that LISCR will get the deal. In any case, the T.Max formula is not the method to use.
Willis


GOL Response: A Full-Fledge Probe

The Government of Liberia views with grave concern and seriousness a number of emails purported to have been exchanged amongst certain persons and alleging that certain officials of the Government of Liberia had been paid amounts in connection with the current LISCR negotiations. While the government is not yet in the position to determine the authenticity of the emails, it is of the opinion that as the allegations contained there are being circulated on the web, there is need to immediately address the same; firstly, because it impugns the integrity of the Government of Liberia, secondly, because it seeks to forge a wedge against the current effots to restore Liberia’s international image and secure investments to improve the lives of its citizenry, and thirdly, because it distracts from the Government’s current committed drives against corruption, economic mismanagement and impunity, all being adverse the Government met when it assumed office.


The Government of Liberia notes that the allegations contained in the emails, denied by its officials, would indicate violations not only of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) which prohibits a U.S. person or entity making any payments to foreign officials to obtain or retain business, but also a contravention of the Penal Law of Liberia which makes such exchanges criminal. The matter is therefore merely one of a local nature but has international implications. Accordingly, the Government of Liberia intends to inform the Government of the United States officially of the allegations and to seek the cooperation of that Government in probing fully the matter, including any and all possible violations of Liberia criminal laws.

In furtherance of the Government’s desire to ensure that the allegations are expeditiously and appropriately addressed, the Government of Liberia has deemed that immediate probes will be mounted by the appropriate security and legal institutions to determine the source of the emails, the authenticity of the exchanges and the possible breaches of laws involved and those who have committed the breaches. In addition to the interviews which will be conducted of the parties, the investigative agencies will be fully vested with the authority to solicit from the persons amongst whom the emails were supposedly exchanged to agree to have their emails opened for the period in question, including by a team of designated international professional experts to determine whether in fact such exchanges emanated from their email boxes or addresses, the possible venue where they may have occurred, the timing of the occurrences.

Sayeh Sought Open Bidding to No Avail

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf confers with Finance Minister Dr. Antoinette Sayeh while controversial LISCR CEO Yoram Cohen looks on during a one-day symposium of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry.

At least one official, former Finance Minister Dr. Antoinette Sayeh appears to have been against giving the contract to Cohen without proper bidding. The LISCR contract with the Government of Liberia was expected to be renewed or cancelled in 2007, since the original agreement as reported by Moore Stephens indicated a two year notice be given prior to cancellation. Insiders inform FPA that the effort to secure bidding was a contributing factor for Sayeh’s decision to leave the administration.


In one of the communications dated February 2, 2008, for example, Abraham Avi Zaidenberg, Managing Director of the Cohen-owned Cellcom eludes to what may have been an objection by the former Finance Minister now a senior executive at the World Bank.


On Tue, 2/12/08, Abraham Avi Zaidenberg wrote:

Dear Willis,
For your approval I have enclosed the invitation letter for the President. Just a thought of concern, I have info from a reliable source that Sayeh is pushing for the registry contract to be put in an open bidding process. Is there any truth to that?? Also what is going on with putting a comrade commisioner in place? I have told you that in order for the funds to be moved around smoothly we need someone there that can be controlled.

Regards,
Avi


No comment from Knuckles, Cohen; Lawyer Clams Fabrication

EDITOR’S NOTE

TO ALL who during the last 48 hours have sought to issue legal threats via emails and telephone calls, FrontPageAfrica is n receipt of your messages As an investigative news tool, we have taken all necessary steps to ensure that the referenced reports are credible and that statements are not made recklessly or with any indifference to the truth. As you all are aware, we have contacted both Mr. Cohen and Mr. Knuckles for their side of the story.


TO THOSE: issuing physical threats and intimidation, we are simply performing a public duty to encourage and promote transparency and accountability and expose flaws and corruption. It must be noted that this report does not confer any guilt on the part of Mr. Cohen, Mr. Knuckles or any officials named in the report. They are presumed innocent under the law and will remain so until it is proven otherwise.


FPA is fully prepared for the consequences and awaiting GOL and international investigation. Let the chips fall where they may.


The Editor


FPA has been unsuccessful in getting a response from Knuckles, Cohen or Zaidenberg. However, FPA received the following communications from the Washington, D.C.- based ExecutiveAction LLC firm, claiming to represent Mr. Knuckles.


The firm’s representatives, Leo Yakutis writing on behalf of Neil C. Livingstone, Chairman and CEO, ExecutiveAction LLC writes:

“We have been retained by Mr. Jacob Stein of Stein, Mitchell & Mezines of Washington , D.C. , in connection with a forged letter sent on August 15 allegedly by Mr. Willis Knuckles to Mr. Yoram Cohen. An investigation is now underway. We wish to further state that Mr. Knuckles has unequivocally denied sending this letter. Any publication of this letter as authentic would clearly defame a number of innocent people. Thank you for your cooperation.”

The communications also appear to suggest that the current commissioner of the bureau, Binyah Kesselly was handpicked for the position of Maritime Commissioner in a bid to speed up the renegotiation process for the renewal of the LISCR contract in Cohen’s favor. In the following communications for example: Knuckles allegedly writes:

"Willis D. Knuckles, Jr." wrote:
Date: Thurs, 14 Feb 2008 11:22:51 (PST)
From: "Willis D. Knuckles, Jr."
Subject: Re: Re: Re: President's Invitation
To: Abraham Avi Zaidenberg
CC: Yoram Cohen

Avi,

Kesselly father founded our party he is now deceased. He is a little boy from america he is hungry and desperate so trust me he will do what we say. I think you should start him of with two thousand we dont want him to get greedy yet. The only problem now is the gratuity promisecd. How soon can the funds be put in the account ? Ellen has promised that LISCR will get the deal but only on the basis if the transfer is made to the account. Please advise she is depending on me and I dont have enough preliminary information to give her.

Willis

Another communication from Knuckles to Zaidenberg and copied to Cohen further reveals what Knuckles says was a strong effort by him to help land Kesselly the job.

"Willis D. Knuckles, Jr." wrote:
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 08:06:28 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: President's Invitation
To: Abraham Avi Zaidenberg
CC: Yoram Cohen
Avi, thanks for your message. It is good hearing from you. Here below are several matters for your information and consideration.
1. Im pushing for someone to assume the commissioner job his name is Binyah Kesselly. He has already been briefed and he is prepared to follow our terms.
2. Keep an eye on Keller my suspicion is that he is doing something with Morlu that he is keeping away from us. I am checking. Either way Morlu is soon to be out of our ways for good.
3. I have been assured by the President that the process will not be opened to bid. I was also told by her that at the synopsium some harsh words might be used at LISCR. But keep in mind, that in order for her to look transparent she has to be on the offensive dont take it personal its just for show. As for Sayeh, she has nothing to do with the decisions on the maritime deal.
4. Matters about me you promised to speak with Yoram and get back to me about the balance thirty thousand as per his promsie. I am overdue to return to the U.S. for my medical checkup. Any feedback yet?

Willis

Ironically, Kesselly’s predecessor was dismissed from his post in January 2007 but the the move backfired after a FrontPageAfrica revelation revealed that Morlu’s replacement, John Stewart, a Washington, D.C. lawyer was being investigated by the bar association for multiple charges. Morlu was asked to stay on until the appointment of Kesselly in April 2008, just two months after the email was allegedly written.

Kesselly, Banks Deny Receiving cash

But Kesselly is not the only official who may have allegedly received money from Cohen or Cohen via Knuckles. Another communication suggests Justice Minister Philip Banks also allegedly received monies from Cohen. Both Banks and Kesselly have denied receiving monies from Knuckles or Cohen.

In the following message for example:

-----Original Message-----
From: "Willis D. Knuckles, Jr."
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008, 6:35 AM
To: "Yoram Cohen" ycohen@liscr.com
Subject: LISCR Update
Yoram,

Wish to remind you I am having my people make the necessary arrangements to ensure our mutual goal of a contract renewal for LISCR. However, there is still a need for more payments to be made to Kesselly and Banks to secure there favorable participation. Also what is the upadate on what was promised for the President? I will expect that with this contribution we will be able see rapid movement to secure the deal. Frankly, if all of these issues in this email are not attended expeditiously and become subjected to the usual excuses and delays, we may have to reappraise the matter of my relationship with Cellcom/LISCR and, certainly, table the discussion of any new matters.


The developments come just over a year after a sensational sex scandal ended Knuckles Cabinet run. Apparently. The renewal talks which has been going on for some time may not have been moving as fast as Cohen may have wanted according to the communications. For example, in one of several emails obtained by FPA, Cohen appears to vent his frustration over the delays in retaining the contract with Liberia . Thus, Mr. Cohen in an alleged email to Mr. Knuckles vented his frustrations.

On Tue, 8/12/08, Yoram Cohen wrote:
From: "Yoram Cohen" ycohen@liscr.com
Subject: Re: LISCR Update
To: "Willis D. Knuckles, Jr."
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 8:54 AM
Dear Willis, It has been more than two weeks since I have last hear from you. I still don't have the information I have requested. After several payments made to Kesselly and others we are no further than when we began. Also I am hearing that your boss is trying to give the deal to Cashin and Pan African Capital to run it out of the Ib bank??? Cashin is a friend of her im sure she will give him a jump start.. What does Estrada have to say about this? I feel like this whole process is a game. I am not going continue any other form of contribution until I receive the formal authorization that you and Estrada have promised me.”


Best regards,
Yoram

15-Percent Decline for Controversial Maritime Program

During a state of the nation address in March 2007, Sirleaf revealed that the government’s contract with its controversial shipping agent, LISCR would be reviewed this year, but talks have either stall or lagged since the revelation.

Sirleaf said at the time that during the last review period, under the Maritime program and through its agent, the Liberian International Ship Corporate Registry (LISCR), 2,300 vessels representing 70 million gross tons and 36 million net tons were registered under the Liberian Flag. The numbers, Sirleaf said represented an increase of 135 vessels, or a 6 percent growth over the previous year. However, the president noted that despite this, there was a 15 percent decline in overall maritime revenue from US$10.4 million to US$8.8 million.

The Liberian maritime registry is an important source of hard currency for a country whose exports have waned after years of civil war. Ship registry fees and taxes generated some $18 million a year during the Taylor era, as much as 25 percent of the nation’s revenue, by some estimates. LISCR handles the paperwork and turns over the taxes and fees it collects to the Liberian Treasury. But critics say some of the money was funnelled to support non-governmental projects. At the time the international community was concerned that some people around Taylor benefited from entering in to commercial deals that never saw the light of day.

In 2001, a U.N. report found that some of payments from LISCR ended up in accounts that U.N. investigators believed were used to buy guns to help fight the civil war in Sierra Leone . Yoram Cohen, LISCR’s CEO, says that the payments amounted to “less than $1 million,” and that non-governmental payments were stopped once the company found out about them.


The emails also appear to validate the strong hold Cohen has generated on Sirleaf inner circle. According to information recently obtained from the Contracts and Monopolies Commission by FPA, Cohen’s Cellcom received a 10-year operating contract to provide cellular services in Liberia and also has been in bridge of conflict of interest violations. The European sponsored Moore Stephens audit cited a conflict of interest because it was difficult to separate the expenses related to Cellcom and the maritime programs.


Some Liberians now are convinced that Cohen leveraged the maritime funds to form Cellcom, a similar move the former Maritime manager ITC did when it created the Marshall Island Program to compete with the Liberian program. The Moore Stephens auditors called on the incoming government to amend the LISCR agreement that they claimed was hurriedly put together to the benefit of the “Agent” against the interest of the Liberian people. The “Agreement” was supposed to have been reviewed and amended in 2003 but according to the auditors the head of the BMA Benoni Urey looked the other way.


Document: Cohen Transferred Millions
upporting Documents:

BMA Communication, 2001

FPA has previously reported that in a bid to avoid being caught in violation of United Nations assets freeze sanctions, the Liberian Shipping Registry and its Chief Operating Officer Yoram Cohen transferred millions of dollars between “made up accounts” and denied Liberia millions of dollars.

A letter (see supporting document) by Louis Roberts to then commissioner Benoni Urey on September 12, 2001 implied that LISCR, the agent for Liberia’s shipping registry in Vienna, Virginia opened various operating bank accounts in the name of LISCR, LLC for the government of Liberia, representing LISCR Tonnage taxes.

Ironically, according to Roberts’ letter, the main idea of breaking away from the previous agent, the International Registries Inc. was due to the lack of full accountability and the total involvement of the Government of Liberia in the operation of Maritime related affairs, the result of which was some bitter prescr1ption to the GOL and its program which Liberia continued to swallow.

“Upon assuming responsibility we fought forever to ensure that new accounts be opened in the name of the GOL in fact there were taxes and related fees belonging to the GOL, and as such must bare GOL titles,” former Deputy Commissioner Roberts asserted.


Roberts informed former Commissioner Urey, “Please see below a few transfers effected from the Maritime Special Account #5162066414 in New York to other LISCR accounts without our participation:”

Legal experts say a few issues must be clarified before it can be determined whether a potential violation of the FCPA has occurred.

Edward Neufville, an U.S. immigration and international law attorney based in Silver Spring , Maryland , notes that in 1977, the United States congress enacted the FCPA, which made it unlawful for U.S. firms and individuals to bribe foreign government officials to obtain or retain business. Neufville explains that the United States jurisdiction over corrupt payments to foreign officials applies to corporation that has issued securities that have been registered in the U.S. or who is required to file periodic reports; any individual who is a citizen, national or resident of the U.S. and any corporation and other business entity organized under the laws of the US or having its principal place of business in the United States. The Act was amended in 1998 by the International Anti-Bribery Act of 1998 which was designed to implement the antibribery conventions of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

According to Neufville, in order for a U.S. firm or individual to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the Act, five elements must be met:

(1) First, the violator must be an individual, a firm, officer, director, employee or agent of a firm and any stockholder acting on behalf of a firm. U.S. jurisdiction over corrupt payments to foreign officials applies to.


(2) The payment must be intended to induce the recipient to misuse his official position to direct business wrongfully to the payer or to any other person. FCPA does not require the corrupt act succeed in its purpose. An offer or promise of a corrupt payment can constitute a violation of the statute.

(3) There has to be a payment or an offer to pay or provision of any of value.

(4) The recipient must be a foreign official, or a foreign political party or any candidate for political office.


(5) The payment must be made in order to assist the firm in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to any person.

Justice Minister Philip A.Z. Banks.

Binyah Kesselly, nominee for Commissioner, Bureau of Maritime Affairs, RL

The communications also appear to show Cohen’s frustration with the renegotiation process. In a communication dated Wednesday, 2/13/08, Abraham Avi Zaidenberg wrote:

”Dear Willis,

Yoram is in Conakry and prefers not to be disturbed. We will try to take care for it after he returns. Considering all of the money we have spent on the President, I was shocked to hear that they were trying to give the deal to someone else. Well like they say dont believe what you hear in Liberia ! Anyways Who is this Kessely? and should we break him in with 5 or 10 thousand???
Best Regards,
Avi

‘Zero Tolerance’- Intl, Independent, Local probe underway

The communications are also generating international attention. Peter Kaine, who represents an independent group copied FPA on a message sent to BMA commissioner Kesselly, suggesting that it too is investigating the allegations.

The message reads:

“Attn: Mr. Kesselly,

We represent an independent group investigating the allegations of bribery and corruption surrounding your oversight of the Bureau Maritme Affairs Goverment of Liberia . We are greatly concerned by these serious charges and we want to allow you the opportunity to respond. Please give us your response specifically to the implications of your acceptance of monies from Yoram Menchem Cohen DOB January 24,1956, and/or LISCR in return for favors and/or beneficial treatment/conditions paid/granted to the same.

We have independently verified that you have traveled to the US and there are suggestions that you have made these travels to meet again with Mr. Cohen of LISCR. Our independent background investigation is not, at this time, linked to any formal investigation(s) currently being carried out by US officials. We are contacting you to offer you an impartial forum in which to respond to these allegations. Please respond via return email or provide us with a telephone contact number.”

FPA has learned that both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Justice Department are already monitoring the situation. Justice Minister Banks assured FPA that government is preparing a forceful response and a rigorous move by the Ministry of Justice in the matter. “We will ensure a zero tolerance level reference any persons involved.”

Damaged Goods? Knuckles-Prez Tie May be Done


Willis Knuckles, Minister of State and Presidential Affairs, seen here with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, serves on the Board of Director of Cohen's Cellcom.]

In the wake of the recent revelation and what one aide has described as a complete shock and surprise at Knuckles behaviour by President Sirleaf, the long-time aide may have run out of his access to power.

Even through Knuckles darkest moment- a sensational sex scandal which ended his political ambitions and public service life, Sirleaf appeared reluctant to let him go, accepting his resignation with some regrets while noting that her decision was not because of demands from groups who sought to use this unfortunate situation with blackmail. “Rather, I do so because I have sworn to uphold high standards in my own behavior and I made it clear to my staff and others that they would indeed be held accountable by the same standards; second, because I am in full agreement with those who speak with authority that the behavior of Mr. Knuckles while not illegal is improper and inappropriate for a public servant,” the President said.

Sirleaf added: “I used the word regret as minister Knuckles has been an associate for many years. And we all admire his management skills. However, my regrets cannot extend to condoning a public behavior by a public servant who swore to uphold the tenants of our code of conduct and to accept the high scrutiny which comes with that role.”

While Sirleaf was reluctant to let Knuckles go, the controversial official stayed behind the scenes as a trusted aide and advisor in keeping with Sirleaf’s pledge that she would not shut the door on one of her fallen stars. The acts, Sirleaf said should not be allowed to tarnish his long years of service and commitment to our country. Sireaf said with all the things happening in our country there is room for redemption and forgiveness after penance.

Knuckles would later suffer a “mild stroke” but quickly recovered to his duties behind the scenes.

After more than forty years of service in the public and private sectors-one widely regarded as dedicated and efficient by his peers, the latest chapter in Knuckles life appears likely to shut the door on his access to power for good by a long-time friend and president, who aides say “may have finally had enough.”


Subject: Re: Biggest Corruption Scandal In Liberia
From: Good Work
To: All
Date Posted: 20:47:17 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4354f30e.dyn.optonline.net at 67.84.243.14

Message:
Can Cocorioco be like FrontPage Africa? Can Kabs work to expose corruption in the APC gov't? Instead of bootlicking the gov't, Kabs can do salone a favour if they can copy a leaf from FrontPage.


Subject: Re: Biggest Corruption Scandal In Liberia
From: TAT
To: All
Date Posted: 14:42:52 08/23/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
Awareness Times is doing enough already. Cocorioko does not need to add to the excellent investigative skills of the Awareness Times team.


Subject: Astafullai - Cocorioko Front Page nar blind bato nor more...
From: Astafulai
To: All
Date Posted: 09:50:52 08/22/08 ()
Email Address: mahaj@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 217.194.157.130

Message:
Cocorioko front page is 100% 'jayliba', all the big guy and his small boys do all day is praise sing; EBK opens bridge; EBK beats 89 year old man in Squash tournament; EBK drinks God to Man Poyo flown by chopper from Binkiolo; EBK dis and dat...

Please do not compare our Coco ebbeh news page to the the text book investigative journalism of the frontpage africa. Nar dream en die.

This forum is the only reason most people google cocorioko. Some I have heard only check what ol' man Zubs has to say.

Daddy K really needs to revisit his Hard Ball style of yesteryears. Or has he retired to become a boring Jaylibah?



Subject: View Point from standard times
From: Love Mama Salon
To: All
Date Posted: 20:27:06 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: codfodnus@aol.com
Entered From: at 205.222.248.64

Message:
Should The Opposition SLPP Politicize The Cocaine Issue?
Posted by on Aug 21, 2008, 19:53



Some questions deserve a long debate and argument before answering. Others deserve an answer before giving arguments favoring the answer. Either by inductive or deductive reasoning, the answer to the question is NO. The Sierra Leone’s main opposition party should not play politics with the cocaine issue. The cocaine issue concerns more than partisan politics. It requires a national cohesion to develop initiatives that will effectively expel the use of Sierra Leone as a transit point. The success of the government is victory for all and its failure means setback for the nation as a whole.

A common sense of nationalism is required for some issues in the development of a nation. Politicizing the cocaine issue is a dangerous trend that must come to a halt for the common good of the nation. There is no victory in the defeat of the current leadership in relations to this matter. The stakes are high and people need to stop taking cheap shot at the leadership. Some journalists have tried tirelessly to tie President Koroma’s winning of the presidential election to funds from the illegal cocaine trade. Some have also implied that he knew about the secret trade long before becoming President of Sierra Leone. The rumor mill in Sierra Leone is vicious and out rightly dangerous. Have some journalists been fair to President Koroma?

No! Some have been partial with their reporting of the issue. Their argument is that, money laundered from the illicit trade financed his campaign. Perhaps because of the size of Sierra Leone, this is big news or something shocking. In actuality, it is not strange for campaigns to be financed by illegal money. People who make illegal profits from corrupt businesses love to make outlandish contributions to political campaigns. A good example of this is the Enron Scandal that rocked the United States in December 2001. Enron Corporation was formed when two energy companies merged in 1985. Based in Houston, Enron grew to be a leading giant in the energy business. It had revenues of billions of dollars and hired thousands of employees. The corporation’s CEO Kenneth Lay, was an associate of President Bush, and other members of the first Bush-Cheney Administration. CEO Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling (Enron’s president), attended the first inauguration of President Bush and each contributed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). While fooling investors that the company’s stocks were high, executives were involved in dubious financial activities that led to the filing for bankruptcy protection on December 2, 2001. While the executives sold their stocks making huge gains, investors and thousands of employees became penniless. Despite his relationship with CEO Kenneth Lay, President Bush was seriously upset, and demanded a thorough investigation. He called for the prosecution of those involved in the scandal. Americans sympathized with the employees whose lives were changed by the deceitful practices of Enron executives. Americans empathized with stockholders who woke up one morning to find out that they were holding worthless stocks.

The Enron scandal was not politicized as a Republican or Democrat issue. It was a United States problem and the nation dealt with it as a national scandal. The nation saw how senior executive tried to influence lawmakers by donating to charities and other projects. The executive made major contributions to political campaigns. However, Americans did not call Bush the Enron Scandal President. Despite Kenneth Lay’s activities, Bush is still the President of the United States of America. If people who receive contributions from others would stop to check where the money comes from, they will lose a huge percentage of donations. The offering plates in churches would be empty and money given to the Muslim charities will dwindle. Although we have high ideals, we must be realistic to know that people do illegal things to achieve wealth. The main question is did President Koroma know where the money came from to finance his campaign? I believe he did not know. I am convinced he was fooled into believing it was genuine money from legitimate outside business. Drug traffickers are clever than we want to believe. They will go to great extreme to hide the true source of their wealth. They fool the most sophisticated systems and officials daily around the world.

Therefore, the labeling of APC as the “All People’s Cocaine” is malicious and spiteful. Furthermore, referring to President Koroma as the “cocaine president” is disrespectful and contemptuous. Sierra Leone already had an anguished image in the world, why tarnish it further with distortions and demeaning labels? President Koroma showed discontent toward those attempting to use Sierra Leone as a transit point for cocaine to the West. Most of the newspapers reported his rage and request for full prosecution of the alleged suspects. Reports state that Hon. Kanu tried to convince him to wait a little while in Banjul before returning to Sierra Leone. The President was adamant to return to his nation regardless of the security threats.

Upon his return, he ordered the police to be vigilant in arresting all those involved. He wasted no time in directing the drafting of legislation to aid in the prosecution of the suspects. But for Gibrilla Kamara, most of those who were involved are now in custody. Comparatively, the action of the police was swift. Sometimes suspects are not that easily apprehended when drugs are involved. It often takes a shootout to capture drug lords and barons. Let us give credit to our law enforcement for an outstanding job. Let us trust the wisdom of the leader God has given us. Let us say bravo to him for his willingness to purge the drug trade out of the nation. It not APC members that are at risk, it is the nation. Sierra Leoneans must close ranks on the drug issue and stop playing narrow-minded politics with the matter. It is in the best interest of the entire nation that the current leadership succeeds in establishing a front against drug dealing. It will be an image booster for all Sierra Leoneans. Sierra Leone will attract unprecedented aid and investments when it is all over


Subject: SALIFU PAPAH
From: UNAR TEL PHILIP NEVILLE LEH- E- KOMOT BIEN PALOR
To: All
Date Posted: 18:25:57 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
i still don't understand how journalism is practice in this country, i just can't immagine how senseless article could spend two days on "standard times news paper relating to the Minister of Defence(palor conteh)and his ex -girlfriend.philip neville holds a very responsible position which he would like to maintain at all cost and will not like any one trying to blacmail him. but for for goodness sake how can he emphasize on one innocent man like that?.he is moorethan putting himself to the level of a frustratted lover, even if he wants to continue the relationship with the woman that is not the way to put it. ( Na em make dis contry nor dae betteh, so so bad hart)


Subject: REV. KANU LIKES FOH BECAUSE HE APC
From: krio boy
To: All
Date Posted: 19:33:16 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: krioboy@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1308w-ad04-23-64.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.23.64

Message:
I am sure he can encourage anyone as long as he/she is APC


Subject: Re: SALIFU PAPAH
From: baloon eart
To: All
Date Posted: 18:28:30 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
"dem don use for leh dem dae bribe dem, right now game lock"


Subject: Cocaine trade existed before
From: Haji Med Kay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:21:54 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: inetgw-65-pri.nhs.uk at 194.176.105.45

Message:
Mr. Foh stop making excuses just sort the criminals out.


Subject: Re: Cocaine trade existed before
From: Black Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 21:09:29 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: wramsey32@yahoo.com
Entered From: ip72-193-141-201.lv.lv.cox.net at 72.193.141.201

Message:
Haji, I agree completely, V. Foh was attempting to make himself look good, and now it's backfiring.
Of course the cocaine trade has been ongoing for many yrs. in S.L. Due to the "plane incident" the spotlight is on this issue now more than in the past.
Sort the criminals out, and then prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. So much for a zero-tolerance corruption policy. Black Jack


Subject: SECRETE LOVE LETTER FROM HON-SLPP
From: ARATA YAES N' TONGBEH- TONGBEH
To: All
Date Posted: 17:59:00 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
I am reliably informed that you are in china doing your post graduate studies in one of the universities. Congratulation!

Will please urgently send me your full address and phone numbers (both land and cell)? My sincerest apologies for not seeing you while in Sierra Leone last year, as I was busy campaigning in my constituency. I was so sad about it. I won the parliamentary election and now an honorable serving on several parliamentary committees.

I still love you and continue to miss you. I hope to visit you in china any time I have this opportunity. Till then I know you are enjoying the Olympic games. I wish I was there with you.

Expecting to hear from you soonest.

Lots of love,
Hon. Eric B. Jumu(23276628035)


Subject: Re: SECRETE LOVE LETTER FROM HON-SLPP
From: baloon hart
To: All
Date Posted: 18:17:51 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
" lef am to God now'


Subject: Leave Dr. Sesay To Rest In Peace
From: JohnE. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:38:08 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Dear AWT/Looser/cormuel leigh/Don’t Forget/rag sheet/shameless/TAT/I concur/LEIGH FLIP FLOP/Mende Temne Krio Leigh/innocent blood/etc., etc:

I very much hate to disturb those who have passed away. Instead, I prefer that those who have passed on be allowed to rest in perfect peace. Therefore, your gratuitous request yesterday that I respond to the paid commercial obituary taken out by Dr. Sesay's widow is obscene, even if it attacked me.

Besides, the Dr. Sesay-vs.-JL matter has long been treated in Cocorioko and in the SL print media several times over and the facts are in the media archives for everyone to inspect.

The Sesay-Leigh tug-of-war is very interesting as it involves Yours Truly, Johnny Paul Koroma, James Jonah, the AFRC, The RUF, Charles Taylor, Coupliganism, Rape, Cut-hand, Mayhem, The US Coupligan Prohibition List, the Exile Kabbah Administration, Mr. Abdullai Conteh, US Immigration, PanAm, Kennedy Airport, Conakry, Foreign Exchange, Civil War vs. War of Plunder, Democracy vs. Tribal Hegemony Coupliganism, the Washington Post, CBS 60-Minutes, Mrs. Sesay, a few US-Soviet Jews, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, SL Foreign Ministry, SL State House, Civil Service Promotion, Binkolo, Limbas vs. Mendes, the US State Department, jails and detention, SL DC Embassy, passport corruption, Chinese food and cases of Guinness Stout bought with stolen visa/passport renewal fees, the Gambia, tooth brush, Death, No Job Frustration, etc., etc.

If you still wish me to rehash old items such as set forth as above, please be advised that my policy henceforth for such unreasonable requests is as follows:

1. Please obtain Mrs. Sesay's (or the opposite party's) permission for me to respond to her paid obituary for her late husband as you have requested. Only Mrs. Sesay's written permission will free me to lift my pen and counter her allegations as per your request.

2. Upon obtaining her permission, please send me $250.00 by bank check/money order for the benefit of one or more of the following charities I am presently or was involved with:

a.) The Minnesota charity centered in Kpejehwest and Kpejeh Bongre Chiefdoms, near Bunnunbu Junction to Fiondu on the Liberian border, Kailahun District and under the management of Mr. Jeff Hall, a former peace Corp volunteer in the area in pre-war times. That area was savagely occupied and devastated by the RUF.

b) The New England orphanage managed by the highly respected APC MP for Kamakwei, Bombali District, the Hon. Rev. Marie Yansanneh.

c) The orphanage managed in Wellington, Western Area under the chairmanship of Dr. Albert Tuboku-Metzger of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

No longer will I ever rehash past debates for free. If you do not wish to obtain permission and pay up, never ask me again to rehash old stuff.

And if you are idle or full of mischief, the Rokel is there for you to drink dry. Goodbye. - JL

=========================================================================

From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
In Memory of the late Dr. Philip D. Sesay from Sierra Leone
By Emma and Noel Sesay
Sep 26, 2006, 13:12
________________________________________
The following is a Supplementary Write-Up that has been paid for by Mrs. Emma Sesay in Maryland, USA. She is the widow of the late Dr. Philip Dauda Sesay who recently passed away.
________________________________________
Dr. Philip Dauda Sesay was born on August 5, 1946 in the village of .........................


Subject: Maryland Police, Looking For a Senior APC Member.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 14:26:40 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-105.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.105

Message:
It has been brought to my attention that the law enforcement officers(the sheriffs dept. to be more exact) in the state of Maryland are looking for the Hon. Raymond Kabia(president Ernest Koroma's deputy minister of internal affairs).Hon.Raymond Kabia is wanted for an act of dishonesty.It is my understanding that his children in the USA have been interrogated about the case.
I wish to draw the attention of the general public to the fact that president Koroma assured our nation that he will put in motion "A CORRUPT FREE TEAM" to help him take our country forward. But, it is now clear that a very large number of members in his team are people who have clear records to show that they have being properly involved in corrupt practices that makes them unfit to hold public offices.
It is a shame that the so called NEW APC can find pleasure in displaying bad and rotten leadership in the beloved country,SIERRA LEONE.


Subject: Re: Maryland Police, Looking For a Senior APC Member.
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 19:50:54 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-64.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.64

Message:
Look who is talking. Alpha Saidu. The person who always tell people that he is bereaved so that they can send him some money. Please dont ever call that woman again and tell her that you have a death in your family.


Subject: Re: Maryland Police, Looking For a Senior APC Member.
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 16:38:02 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
some of you quill supporters of the So Called SLPP have lost your direction since the set back you faced in the general elections. our team of political workers are serious minded people,they are farway different from your merry makers in the your past regime.See how life is improving in our beloved country despite all your "nasty" setup and black mailing, we are still moving things forward. You should atleast wait to get the full part of the story before sending any post, that shows how confuse you are.
"you wait una go soba"


Subject: Re: Maryland Police, Looking For a Senior APC Member.
From: A.Jalloh
To: All
Date Posted: 19:27:31 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 208-58-79-24.c3-0.grg-ubr1.lnh-grg.md.cable.rcn.com at 208.58.79.24

Message:
What is his crime?


Subject: Re: Maryland Police, Looking For a Senior APC Member.
From: Is this the best the SLPP can up with?
To: All
Date Posted: 16:20:45 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I hear that you are now the SLPP mouth piece, so tell us about that conversation that we had in Atl about Pa Berewahs Penda. You told us about that then tell us now.


Subject: Re: Maryland Police, Looking For a Senior APC Member.
From: sory kandia
To: All
Date Posted: 15:50:27 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 99-206-191-186.area7.spcsdns.net at 99.206.191.186

Message:
I know how you will want to score political point from your opponents.But this is a cheap shot.


Subject: Re: Maryland Police, Looking For a Senior APC Member.
From: sarrkom
To: All
Date Posted: 15:05:30 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: acsnho-vpn.cancer.org at 12.168.24.203

Message:
I am so sick of the sychophants like you roaming around this forum and elsewhere with a Hollier Than Thou attitude. Who knows how many crimes you have committed? You might even be a drug dealer or arm robber. In the US, the fact that the police are looking for someone does not mean that person is quilty of a crime. The other day my twelve-year old son was "arrested" by the police and forced to sit on the floor for hours while on a church retreat because he and his friends look like someone who has stolen from Taco Bell. I just hate the arogance being displayed on this forum. If Raymond Kabbia has a problem and is convicted of a crime, he will have to resign. So keep you saintly robs to yourself and leave President Koroma out of this!!!


Subject: Victor Foh : Cocaine trade existed long before APC came to p
From: Tyrone
To: All
Date Posted: 14:07:24 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
I agree, you are part of the long before. The trade was caught under your
watch.


Subject: Re: Victor Foh : Cocaine trade existed long before APC came to p
From: sory kandia
To: All
Date Posted: 15:42:04 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 99-206-191-186.area7.spcsdns.net at 99.206.191.186

Message:
It is shameful and dangerous to sierra leoneans for Victor Foh to defend the Cocaine saga in the manner he did.Am not sure if he know how his words matters to the people who are watching the investigations over this cocaine issue in sierra leone and what the outcome will be.


Subject: Re: Victor Foh : Cocaine trade existed long before APC came to p
From: tru hart
To: All
Date Posted: 16:42:31 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
"why did the SLPP started this elegal business in this country for goodness sake?"
(APC TENKY YAH)


Subject: Re: Victor Foh : Cocaine trade existed long before APC came to p
From: sory kandia
To: All
Date Posted: 17:16:12 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 99-206-191-186.area7.spcsdns.net at 99.206.191.186

Message:
THIS IS NOT ABOUT SLPP OR APC, IS ABOUT SIERRA LEONE AND GOOD GORVERNANCE.


Subject: Re: Victor Foh : Cocaine trade existed long before APC came to p
From: melt melt boy
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:53 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
"BUT WHY DID THEY STARTED THE "COCAIN" BUSINESS AND FAILS TO STOP IT UNTILL THE APC CAME TO POWER? SOLO-B WAS THE BEST FRIEND OF GIBRIELA KAMARA -GK(COCAIN BARON) IT WAS EVEN LATER ON WE DISCOVER THAT THE HUGE SUM MONEY HE WAS SPENDING AT HIS SPUR ROAD LODGE WAS PARTLY COCAIN MONEY EXTRACTED FROM THE 'BUSINESS'(COMMISION) MrFoh was trying to through light on that and you are turning him round."THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL"


Subject: Re: Victor Foh : Cocaine trade existed long before APC came to p
From: Great theory
To: All
Date Posted: 04:12:22 08/22/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: vit94-1-87-88-78-79.dsl.club-internet.fr at 87.88.78.79

Message:
They did it by Kilograms and hence we must do by plane loads


Subject: Re: Victor Foh : Cocaine trade existed long before APC came to p
From: SALIFU PAPAH
To: All
Date Posted: 17:54:49 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
"TENKI YAH MELT MELT BOY EN TRU TALK DEM STILL IDDLE"


Subject: SLPP HONOURABLE SWEET LOVE TO CHINA
From: bad heart kombra
To: All
Date Posted: 13:44:38 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
I am reliably informed that you are in china doing your post graduate studies in one of the universities. Congratulation!

Will please urgently send me your full address and phone numbers (both land and cell)? My sincerest apologies for not seeing you while in Sierra Leone last year, as I was busy campaigning in my constituency. I was so sad about it. I won the parliamentary election and now an honorable serving on several parliamentary committees.

I still love you and continue to miss you. I hope to visit you in china any time I have this opportunity. Till then I know you are enjoying the Olympic games. I wish I was there with you.

Expecting to hear from you soonest.

Lots of love,
Hon. Eric B. Jumu(23276628035)



Subject: Re: SLPP HONOURABLE SWEET LOVE TO CHINA
From: Sex pestJumu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:20:43 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-45-255-9.cable.ubr03.enfi.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.45.255.9

Message:
You are a sex pest, leave her alone, she is already having a fantastic sex in China. She does not need a man who earns £600 a month and called himself Hon Jumu. I am enjoying her ok. So keep off.


Subject: Re: SLPP HONOURABLE SWEET LOVE TO CHINA
From: african china
To: All
Date Posted: 13:55:04 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
"You lef dem nar yah you go po'ne nar china?.....lef for wate money bo.........


Subject: Re: SLPP HONOURABLE SWEET LOVE TO CHINA
From: What is your problem?
To: All
Date Posted: 14:19:04 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
Sabbok,
how you dey jealous? You one grain nar African China and bad heart kombra. If you want the man tell am-"You lef dem nar yah you go po'ne nar china?....." waitin' nar you problem.?


Subject: Re: SLPP HONOURABLE SWEET LOVE TO CHINA
From: marade wef pekin
To: All
Date Posted: 15:10:42 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: sabbok2003@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: s100-masq.iptelsl.net at 83.229.112.20

Message:
"Nar dem same wan dae doty dis country" The good book says "WED BOFORE SEX" but they bluntly refuse, now look what they teaching the young.
shame on you love,love love


Subject: Wild animals
From: Dehunge
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:25 08/21/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Hey Kabs you miss the clean boy!


Subject: REV. KANU,IS ALPHA GOING TO BE CHARGED FOR HIS HOUSE IN UK?
From: bagbo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:22:44 08/21/08 ()
Email Address: bagbo@limba.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1308w-ad04-23-64.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.23.64

Message:
You said earlie that Alpha Wurie has an expensive house in London with the hope that he was corrupt.


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