Cubans Visit their Ancestral Home in Africa
May 20, 2013 | | ￼ Print |
Alfredo Duquesne, Yandrys Izquierdo and Humberto Casanova dancing on their way to their welcome to Banta Mokele, the Upper Banta Chiefdom headquarters.
By Emma Christopher (Photos Sergio Leyva Seiglie)
HAVANA TIMES — There are very few good news stories to come out of the transatlantic slave trade, but there was one recently in Sierra Leone.
Around 180 years after their ancestor left...Read Full Story
David Sengeh, 26, is a MIT MEDIA lab doctorate student working to enhance the lives of amputees by designing the perfect fit for every prosthetic socket.
The prosthetic socket is the interface between the body and the prosthetic limb. It can be a major source of discomfort for amputees.
Sengeh, who is from Sierra Leone, has found a way to load MRI scans of a patient's limbs onto a multilayer 3D computer to customize the socket design -- a development that could potentially change the...Read Full Story
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, May 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Ms. Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi visited Freetown during May 8–21 to carry out discussions for the 2013 Article IV consultation and for a three-year economic and financial program that could be supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission held discussions with Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kaifala Marah; Central Bank Governor...Read Full Story
Sierra Leone, like most other African countries, is poor because that is the path its people and leaders have chosen. The governance strategy of the current and previous Sierra Leonean governments has been more of expenditure and consumption with no revenue/profit generating objective. The misconceived objective of this strategy has been to maintain a low standard of living for its people.
Sierra Leone, like most other African countries, is poor because that is the path its people and...Read Full Story
I’ll marry a Nigerian –Sierra Leonean actress/model, Kadiatu KamaraOnce you meet Kadiatu, you will get the feeling that she stepped out of Vogue magazine. The Miss West Africa UK 2008 is just like the leggy models whose pictures dominate the international monthly. In fact, she is one of those elf-like girls who make the runway burn.
Now an actress, Kamara started out as a model making it into highly prestigious events like the New York Fashion Week. She was also a catwalk activist as she was...Read Full Story
Sierra Leone Wall
A community portal about Sierra Leone with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea on the north and Liberia on the south, with the Atlantic Ocean on the west. The name Sierra Leone was adapted from the Portuguese name for...more
A community portal about Sierra Leone with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea on the north and Liberia on the south, with the Atlantic Ocean on the west. The name Sierra Leone was adapted from the Portuguese name for the country: Serra Leoa. The literal meaning is "Lioness Mountain." During the 1700s Sierra Leone was an important centre of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The capital Freetown was founded in 1792 by the Sierra Leone Company as a home for Black Britons who had fought for the British in the American Revolutionary War.