Travel and Experience Category

I Feel Alright

The blind Ghanaian Musician simply called “Nipa Nua” did his rendition of James Browns’ “I feel Alright“. Nipa Nua was discovered legendary Faisal Helwani. Mr. Helwani founded Bibini Records in 1964 managing and producing great music and names that included Fela Anikulapo Kuti and his Egypt ’80 Band. I am wondering why as a country […]

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Zwarte Piet: Just the Right Amount of Discomfort – DutchReview

End of October and unto November the traditional Dutch media and social media become agog with the discussion about “Zwarte Piet” (I will not discuss the details here – the link and the writer have done a good job of what it is). As a black person in The Netherlands, I find it amusing given […]

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KLM &You: Conquering the Dark Continent Since 2013 | My Thoughts Were So Loud I Couldn’t Hear My Mouth

KLM &You: Conquering the Dark Continent Since 2013 | My Thoughts Were So Loud I Couldn’t Hear My Mouth.

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Mothers are Always Right

I arrived safely in the beautiful city of Monrovia, the capital of the once war ravaged Liberia. Yes the Liberia you heard because of the ills of Doe, Charles Taylor, General Mosquito (Sierra Leone) and Forday Sankor also of Sierra Leone. My contact Orlind Cooper came to fetch me from the Roberts International Airport. It […]

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Thirsty in the midst of abundance: the weird case of Sierra Leone.

All across the developing world access to water is a key issue. In places like Niger, parts of north Ghana, Burkina -Faso and the list is countless; it has been documented and and over how people especially women and children walk long distances to access water. Even then, it is not clean water. The access […]

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Week 1:Youth consultation on the experiences of youth when preparing to migrate

Following the positive experience of the 2011 WYR, the WYR 2013 will also be an online interactive publication (see www.unworldyouthreport.org for example). Starting January 15, 2013 the UN Focal Point on Youth will organize a number of interactive activities (i.e. survey and youth migration consultations, Google+Hangout with young people and experts, etc.) that will aim at allowing […]

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The Bo-Kenema Road….

Traveling out of Freetown is always exhilarating; it means leaving behind traffic, noise – caused by the many hundred impatient bike riders popularly called “Okada” and of course the commercial vehicle drivers. Leaving Freetown on the state bus also means little or no loud music for the length of the journey. You do not want […]

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Koya, A village on the hills Across my house

On sunday 22nd April, Mr.X invited me to his church. It was on the hills west of where I live in calaba town koya town. Koya town is beautiful unspoiled nature. Though its in the capital, it has the serenity of a virgin village. Palmwine is seveved in mayonnaise bottles. It is the perfect village […]

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The Matter of Young Women and Fatherless Children

I am not sure why I picked this issue to write about however, I interviewed 5 young women in the 23-29 age group and all of them have 1-3 children and by assesing their age and age of their children, one had a child as young as 15 years. While this is not news, it […]

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Sierra Leone – Unspoken Positives

Eight weeks ago, I was in the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown for 3weeks. My mission was two-fold – perform a reconnaissance for my masters thesis and to put finishing touches to my organisation: African Community Internship Placement Programme [ACIPP-West Africa]. In June 2011, I was in Freetown for 10-days to begin the paper work for ACIPP […]

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