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Subject: Ghana Denounces Margai's Claim
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Date Posted: 14:39:03 07/05/07 ()
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Sierra Leone: Ghana Denounces Margai's Claim



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Concord Times (Freetown)

4 July 2007
Posted to the web 5 July 2007

Mariama Kandeh
Freetown

The Ghana High Commission Tuesday denied the claim made by the leader of the People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), Charles Francis Margai, in the Monday July 2 publication of the Concord Times newspaper titled 'Kabbah sold the rice in Ghana'.

This denial was made in a press release issued by the High Commission.


Margai's claim was that President Kabbah sold the controversial two ships of rice donated to Sierra Leone by the Libyan government to Ghana.


"The High Commission wishes to inform the good people of Sierra Leone that on no occasion did H.E President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah sell rice in Ghana during his tenure of office as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone," the release stated.

The release noted that the relationship between Ghana and Sierra Leone under President Kufour and President Kabbah has assumed new heights and nothing should be done to mar the cordial relations existing between the sister countries.

The Ghana High Commission expressed hope that the statement will put the rice issue to rest once and for all and that the allegations and rumors about Sierra Leone rice sold in Ghana should not create public animosity and dissatisfaction for peaceful, law abiding and good Ghanaians residing in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Ghana Denounces Margai's Claim
From: foday mansaray
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Date Posted: 14:52:48 07/05/07 ()
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RO KON GOAT NA SWEBEH, THE KIRI-BE-KA RA BA NA SWEBEH
SLPP FULL OF SWEBEH.THIS IS THE NEW SONG FOR MY SLPP FRIENDS.

BON VOYAGE.


Subject: MARGAI PROMISED US CARS AND BICYCLES
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Date Posted: 14:36:55 07/05/07 ()
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Sierra Leone: PMDC Supporters Defect to SLPP



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Concord Times (Freetown)

4 July 2007
Posted to the web 5 July 2007

Alhaji Grba in Bo
Freetown

Members of the Student Coalition of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) pledged their support for the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party Friday.

The ceremony, which took place at the SLPP party office in Bo, was witnessed by the Minister of Local Government and other important SLPP stewards.


Chairman of the Student Coalition of the PMDC Abdul Saw said that they are sorry for leaving the party to join the SLPP, adding that they were mislead by the PMDC, for failing to fulfill its' promise of providing them bicycles and cars.

"It is now clear that the SLPP is the only way forward for the people of the Sierra Leone," he said, adding that for any meeting they were holding under the PMDC, they were required to pay Le 500.


District Secretary of the SLPP J.B Allie said that they are happy to receive the students back to the party, adding that it is not the first time such developments have happened in the party.

He assured them that they will be well-secured as long as they are in the SLPP and noted that his party is the way forward for the development of the country.

He concluded by advising them to work assiduously in order for the party to win the August 11 election.


Subject: The Kambia Appeal, UK
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Date Posted: 14:35:07 07/05/07 ()
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The Kambia Appeal, UK
Achievements since June 2006


1. We have now changed the name of the charity from The Kambia Hospital Appeal to The Kambia Appeal, UK, to reflect the widening of our support beyond the hospital to some of the district’s health centres, and to allow us to support other projects beyond “health”, such as school education, if we so wish in the future.

2. The Kambia Appeal now has a new Project Manager in Sierra Leone. Mr Moses Kabba, former head teacher at Kolenten School has been working for us since September and has made great progress in working with the Ministry of Health and the Kambia District Council on our behalf.

3. We are in the process of registering the Kambia Appeal, UK, as an international NGO in Sierra Leone. Although we have been a registered charity in the UK since our inception in 1992, it is now necessary to register locally as well. As an NGO we will have automatic duty-free status on all consignments of goods we send.

4. We are also about to have a permanent base in Kambia, the house and compound previously occupied by MSF. From 8 June we will be able to offer visiting medical staff and students from the UK a comfortable place to stay, close to the hospital. With MSF leaving Kambia this week, there will be an even greater need for medical personnel to help at the hospital, so we hope to establish a rolling programme of visits by doctors, nurses and midwives over the coming years. All those who wish to apply..............

5. Our project to renovate the health centre at Barmoi, a town about 16 miles from the Kambia hospital, is now underway. The contractor has started work on the staff quarters, and the local paramount chief is providing alternative accommodation during the work so that the staff can remain close to the clinic. The work should be finished within two months. This is a £15,000 undertaking, and we are very grateful to Polly Boyd and Lizzy Pelly for helping to raise over £3,000 toward this for us at the Delrey House Christmas Shopping Emporium.

6. We now have six motorbike ambulances in Kambia. The vehicles were donated to us by the E-Ranger Production Company, and are worth a total of £32,000. The ambulances will be based at the health centres in Barmoi and Maselleh, and will provide a vital transport link for pregnant women between rural villages, the clinics and the hospital. Travelling 30km on one litre of fuel, the ambulances should provide a low-cost means of helping the poorest women gain access to healthcare. We are currently working with the communities to establish how the bikes will be used and managed locally.

7. Another new initiative for us is the running of the Maternity Waiting House in Kambia Town. Originally a Cheltenham idea, the Waiting House has been run by MSF to provide “at risk” mothers with somewhere to stay close to the hospital prior to giving birth. The House will also be used to accommodate VVF patients prior to their fistular operations in Freetown at the Mercy Ships hospital.

8. We now have two Cheltenham Scholars hard at work studying for new qualifications. Joseph Kalokoh, the theatre assistant at the Kambia hospital, is about to complete his first year at Njala University in Bo, training to become a Community Health Officer. Once qualified, Joseph will be in charge of a health centre in Kambia, with skills and responsibilities similar to a doctor. Francis Pieh, the Laboratory Assistant at the hospital is now at the Medical School in Freetown, studying for a Diploma in Laboratory and Allied Medical Skills. It is hoped that we will be supporting more scholars on the CHO course in the coming year.

9. Two medical students from the UK completed their medical electives in Kambia: Olly Harvey in November and Alison Holman in April. Three more students, Toyin Ajayi, Patrick Howlett and Robert Hughes, will be working in the district from August through to October.

10. The Appeal purchased three foetal heart monitors for use in the hospital maternity ward.


James Dowling
June 2007.


Subject: CONGRATULATIONS SAM SUMANA-NEW BLOOD,NEW GENERATION
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 14:30:28 07/05/07 ()
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Go for it,Hon. Earnest Bai Koroma and Mr Sam Sumana for a better,prosperous Sierra-Leone and to reinstate hope especially to the youths.Oncemore,Congratulations.By God's power,you will emerge victorious on the 11 August 2007.


Subject: BEREWA & SLPP ON THE RUN OF THERE LIFE
From: FODAY MANSARAY
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Date Posted: 14:46:44 07/05/07 ()
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How come nobody is standing for momodu koroma. Sources said he is sheep in a wolf clothing.Momodu hails from the south-east even though his name is momodu.Tell the SLPP were is the commitment to showsometribalbalance.
They cannot because they have inferiority complex and afraid of their shawdows.What a dam shame to our so called elite with 175 years of wisdom and education.
With all thes education,law degree and experience one will think Berewa show turn down the redrick.How do we wind up killing 24 people without the due process of the law..,Mr Attorney General.


Subject: Functionsof the U.S. Congress.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 13:39:56 07/05/07 ()
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The United States Congress is the legislature of the U.S. federal government. It is bicameral, comprising the House of Representatives and Senate. The House of Representatives has 435 voting members, each representing a congressional district and serving a two-year term. House seats are apportioned among the states on the basis of population. American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands send non-voting delegates to the House; Puerto Rico sends a non-voting Resident Commissioner who serves a four-year term; and the Northern Mariana Islands are not represented. The Senate has 100 members serving staggered six-year terms. Each state has two Senators, regardless of population. Every two years, approximately one-third of the Senate is elected. Both Senators and Representatives are chosen through direct election.

The United States Constitution vests all legislative power in the Congress. The House and Senate are coequal houses. However, there are some special powers granted to one chamber only. Article II of the Constitution gives the President "power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments." Bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, which also has the sole power of impeachment of federal officers, while the Senate has the sole power to try cases in which the House has voted an impeachment.

Congress meets in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The term, "Congress" may also refer to a particular meeting of the Congress, reckoned according to the terms of Representatives. That is, a "Congress" covers two years with the first year called the First Session and the second year called the Second Session. The current 110th Congress first convened on January 4, 2007.

Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution sets forth the powers of Congress. The most important powers are the powers to levy and collect taxes, borrow money, regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the states, coin money, establish post offices and post roads, issue patents and copyrights, fix standards of weights and measures, establish courts inferior to the Supreme Court, raise and maintain the armed forces, declare war, and "To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof."

Congress has the power to admit new states to the Union (Article Four). Other powers have been granted, or confirmed, by constitutional amendments.

Congress has the power to break deadlocks in the Electoral College. If no presidential candidate achieves an electoral majority, the House may elect the President from the three candidates with the highest numbers of electoral votes. Similarly, if no vice presidential candidate achieves an electoral majority, the Senate may elect the Vice President from the two candidates with the highest numbers of electoral votes. Several of the members of the Constitutional Convention expected that, while George Washington would be overwhelmingly elected as first President under the Constitution, selection by the House would be the normal method after him.

The necessary-and-proper clause of the Constitution permits Congress To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof. The Supreme Court has interpreted the necessary-and-proper clause broadly, to recognize the Congress has all the power and delegates it rather than being burdened with a separation of powers.

One of the foremost non-legislative functions of the Congress is the power to investigate and to oversee the executive branch. This is called congressional oversight. This power is usually delegated to United States congressional committees—standing committee, select and special committee, select committees, or joint committee composed of members of both houses. Investigations are conducted to gather information on the need for future legislation, to test the effectiveness of laws already passed, and to inquire into the qualifications and performance of members and officials of the other branches. Committees may hold hearings, and, if necessary, compel individuals to testify by issuing subpoenas. Witnesses who refuse to testify may be cited for contempt of Congress, and those who testify falsely may be charged with perjury. Most committee hearings are open to the public (the House and Senate intelligence committees are the exception); important hearings are widely reported in the mass media.

Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution places limits of congressional authority. For instance, Congress may not suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus ("unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it"), pass bills of attainder or ex post facto laws, or grant titles of nobility. Several other restrictions are specified by constitutional amendments, especially the Bill of Rights. The last clause of the Bill of Rights, the Tenth Amendment, provides that "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Among the enumerated powers given Congress are those listed in Article I Section 8, namely---

“ The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

To establish post offices and post roads;

To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

To provide and maintain a navy;

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;--And

To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof."


Subject: Re: Functionsof the U.S. Congress.
From: Candy
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Date Posted: 14:35:59 07/05/07 ()
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Subject: Re: Functionsof the U.S. Congress.
From: Alieu Sesay
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Bambay, we know you are currently taking American History- Pre. Spare us this crap and next time post something about Sierra Leone Parliament.
Yah do yah.


Subject: SWIFT TO SELL SAM SUMANA - APC
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APC are too swift to sell their running mate. His biographer is interesting. What about SLPP's Momodu Koroma?


Subject: Re-evaluation
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Congressional Research Service ˜ The Library of Congress
CRS Report for Congress
Received through the CRS Web
Order Code RL30378
Black Members of the United States Congress:
1870-2005
Updated August 4, 2005
Mildred L. Amer
Specialist in American National Government
Government and Finance Division
Black Members of the United States Congress:
1870-2005
Summary
A record number of 43 black or African-American Members serve in the 109th
Congress; 42 in the House of Representatives, one in the Senate. There have been
117 black Members of Congress: 112 elected to the House and five to the Senate.
The majority of the black Members (90) have been Democrats; the rest (27) have
been Republicans.
The first black Member of Congress was Hiram Rhodes Revels (R-MS), who
served in the Senate in the 41st Congress (1870). The first black Member of the
House was Joseph H. Rainey (R-SC). He also served in the 41st Congress. Shirley
Chisholm (D-NY), elected to the 91st through 97th Congresses (1969-1983), was the
first black woman in Congress. Since that time, 23 other black women have been
elected, including Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL, 1993-1999), who was the
first black woman, as well as the first black Democrat, elected to the Senate.
The black Members of Congress have served on all major committees. Sixteen
have served as committee chairmen, 15 in the House and one in the Senate.
This report will be updated at the commencement of the 110th Congress unless
there are significant changes in the 109th Congress.
Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Female Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Relationships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Oldest and Youngest Black Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Black Members in Leadership Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Tables and Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Alphabetical Listing of Black Members, Selected Biographical Information,
and Committee Assignments During Their Tenure in Office . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
List of Tables
Table 1. Black Members of Congress — Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Table 2. Black Members of Congress — House of Representatives . . . . . . . . . 39
Table 3. Number and Names of Black Members of Congress, by Congress . . . 45
Table 4. Number and Names of Black Members of Congress, by State . . . . . . . 55
Table 5. Number of Black Members in the U.S. Congress,
41st-109th Congresses (1870-2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
1Includes three Delegates from the U.S. Virgin Islands and two from the District of
Columbia.
2A record number of 43 black Members was elected to the House of Representatives in the
104th Congress. Only 40, however, actually served at any one time. Rep. Melvin Reynolds
(D-IL) resigned in Oct. 1995 and was replaced by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL); Rep. Walter
Tucker (D-CA) resigned in Dec. 1995 and was replaced by Rep. Juanita Millender-
McDonald (D-CA); and Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) resigned in Feb. 1996 and was
replaced by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
3Bruce A. Ragsdale and Joel D. Treese, Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989
(Washington: GPO, 1990), p. 130.
Black Members of the United States
Congress: 1870-2005
Introduction
One hundred seventeen black Americans have been elected to the U.S.
Congress: 112 to the House and five to the Senate.1 Of these, 24 have been women.
A record 43 black Members serve in the 109th Congress, 42 in the House of
Representatives, and one in the Senate.2 Freshman Senator Barack Obama of Illinois
is the first black, male, Democrat to serve in the Senate.
The largest number of black Members elected as freshmen was 17 in the 103rd
Congress. Sixteen were elected to the House, and one, Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL,
1993-1999), was elected to the Senate. Senator Moseley-Braun was also the first
black woman and black Democrat to serve in the Senate.
The first black Member of Congress was Hiram Rhodes Revels (R-MS), who
served in the Senate in the 41st Congress (1870). He also has the distinction of being
the first black Member of the Senate and the first black Member of Congress from
Mississippi. On January 20, 1870, he was chosen by the Mississippi legislature to
fill the unexpired term of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the U. S.
Senate.3
Senator Blanche K. Bruce (R-MS, 1875-1881) was the first black Senator to
serve a full Senate term of six years. Joseph H. Rainey (R-SC) was the first black
Member of the House of Representatives. He also served in the 41st Congress.
Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), elected to the 91st through 97th Congresses (1969-1983),
was the first black woman to serve in Congress. Edward Brooke (R-MA) was the
first black person elected to the Senate after the passage of the Seventeenth
Amendment, which provided for the direct election of Senators. He served in the 90th
through 95th Congresses (1967-1979).
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The majority of the black Members of Congress (90) have been Democrats; the
rest (27) have been Republicans. All the black Democrats have been elected in the
20th and 21st centuries. Five black Republican men were elected to Congress in the
20th century, four to the House and one to the Senate. One of them was reelected to
one term in the 21st century before retiring from Congress.
John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) holds the record for length of service by a black
Member (40 years). He was first elected to the 89th Congress and has served since
January 3, 1965.
Eighteen black Members were first elected to fill vacancies in the House. They
include Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL, 1973-1997), who was elected to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Representative George Collins (D-IL,
1970-1972). The others were Representatives Eva Clayton (D-NC), Katie Hall (DIN),
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. (D-PA), George Collins (D-IL), Charles Hayes (D-IL),
Bennett Stewart (D-IL), George W. Crockett, Jr. (D-MI), Lucien Blackwell (D-PA),
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Craig
Washington (D-TX), Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Alton Waldon, Jr. (D-NY), Gregory
Meeks (D-NY), Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA), Diane Watson (D-CA), and
G.K. Butterfield (D-NC). All of these Members, except Representatives Stewart and
Walden, were subsequently elected to additional terms.
Female Members
Fourteen black women serve in the 109th Congress, all in the House. A record
number of 15 black women served in the 107th Congress, all in the House. A total
of 24 black women have served in Congress. The first was Representative Shirley
Chisholm (D-NY, 1969-1983). Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL, 1993-1999) is
the only black woman to have served in the Senate. The black female Members of
the 109th Congress include Delegates Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Donna
Christian-Christensen (D-VI) and Representatives Maxine Waters (D-CA), Corinne
Brown (D-FL), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Barbara
Lee (D-CA), Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA), Julia Carson (D-IN), Carolyn
Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI), Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH), Diane Watson (D-CA),
Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), and Gwen Moore (D-WI). The other black female
Members are Cardiss Collins (D-IL, 1973-1997), Barbara-Rose Collins (D-MI, 1991-
1997), Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (D-CA, 1973-1979), Katie Hall (D-IN, 1982-1985),
Barbara Jordan (D-TX, 1973-1979), Eva Clayton (D-NC, 1992-2003), Carrie Meek
(D-FL, 1993-2003), and Denise Majette (D-GA, 2003-2005).
Relationships
Three incumbent black Members, all serving in the 109th Congress, are the sons
of former Members: Representative William Lacy Clay Jr. (D-MO), the son of
Representative William L. Clay Sr. (D-MO, 1969-2001), Representative Harold Ford
Jr. (D-TN, 1997-present), the son of Representative Harold Ford Sr. (D-TN, 1975-
1997), and Representative Kendrick Meek (D-FL), the son of Representative Carrie
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Meek (D-FL, 1993-2003). All directly succeeded their parents. In addition,
Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL, 1973-1997) succeeded her husband,
Representative George Collins (D-IL, 1970-1972). Representative George White (RNC,
1897-1901) was the brother-in-law of Representative Henry Cheatham (R-NC,
1889-1893).
Oldest and Youngest Black Members
The oldest black Member to be elected to the House, Representative George
Crockett (D-MI, 1980-1991), won his first election at 71, followed by Representative
Charles Hayes (D-IL, 1983-1993), who was first elected at 65. At age 47, Senator
Edward Brooke (R-MA, 1969-1979) became the oldest black Senator elected to a
first term.
The youngest elected black Member was Representative John Lynch (R-MS,
1873-1877, 1882-1883), who was first elected at age 25, followed by Representative
Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN; 1997-present), who was first elected at age 26. At age 33,
Senator Blanche Bruce (R-MS, 1875-1881) was the youngest black Senator elected
to a first term.
Black Members in Leadership Positions
A significant number of black Members of Congress have held positions of
leadership. Former Representatives William Gray (D-PA, 1979-1991) and J.C.
Watts (R-OK, 1995-2003), and Representative John Clyburn (D-SC, 1993-present)
were elected to the highest leadership positions thus far held by black Members.
Representative Gray was elected chair of the House Democratic Caucus in 1989
(101st Congress). Later in the 101st Congress, when a vacancy occurred,
Representative Gray was elected House Democratic Whip, a position he held until
his resignation from Congress in September 1991 (102nd Congress). Representative
Watts served as chair of the House Republican Conference in the 106th-107th
Congresses. Representative Clyburn currently is vice chair of the House Democratic
Caucus, a position to which he was also elected in the 108th Congress. Former
Representative Shirley Chisholm (D-NY, 1969-1983) served as Secretary to the
Democratic Caucus in the 96th Congress (1977-1979).
In addition, Representatives Maxine Waters (D-CA, 1991-present) and John
Lewis (D-GA, 1987-present) have served as Democratic Chief Deputy Whips.
Representative Lewis has served since the 102nd Congress; Representative Waters,
since the 106th Congress.
Black Members of Congress have served on all major committees. Fifteen
Representatives and one Senator have chaired congressional committees. These
include Senator Blanche Bruce (R-MS, 1875-1881), Representatives Yvonne B.
Burke (D-CA, 1973-1979), William L. Clay, Sr. (D-MO, 1969-2001), John Conyers,
Jr. (D-MI, 1965- ), William L. Dawson (D-IL, 1943-1970), Ronald V. Dellums (DCA,
1971-1998), Charles C. Diggs, Jr. (D-MI, 1955-1980), Julian Dixon (D-CA,
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1979- ), William H. Gray, III (D-PA, 1979-1991), Augustus F. Hawkins (D-CA,
1963-1991), George T. (Mickey) Leland (D-TX, 1979-1989), Parren J. Mitchell (DMD,
1971-1987), Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. (D-PA, 1958-1979), Adam Clayton Powell
Jr. (D-NY, 1945-1967, 1969-1971), Charles B. Rangel (D-NY, 1971- ), and Louis
Stokes (D-OH, 1969-1999).
Tables and Data
This part of the report provides tabular information on black Members of
Congress, including the Congresses in which they have served, the committees on
which they have served, and, where relevant, an indication of the committees they
have chaired or co-chaired. In addition, five tables summarize information about
black Members. Tables 1 and 2 list selected data about each black Member. Table
3 presents the number and names of black Members by Congress. Table 4 presents
the same information by state. Table 5 shows the changing number of black
Members serving in Congress since 1870, when the first black Member was elected.
Most of the data presented are from the Biographical Directory of the American
Congress, 1774-1996, at [http://bioguide.congress.gov]; various editions of the
Congressional Directory; and a broad range of Congressional Quarterly and
Leadership Directories, Inc. publications. Information on the committee assignments
of the women in the 109th Congress was obtained from the Congressional Yellow
Book, winter 2005; the website of the U.S. Senate available online at
[http://www.senate.gov/general/committee_assignments/assignments.htm]; and List
of Standing Committees and Select Committees and Their Subcommitees of the
House of Representatives Together With Joint Committees, One Hundred Nineth
Congress, prepared under the direction of Jeff Trandahl, Clerk of the House of
Representatives, April 29, 2005 (available online from the clerk’s website at
[http://clerk.house.gov/committee/scsoal.pdf]).
Note that the names and jurisdiction of House and Senate committees have
changed many times over the years covered by this report. In the interest of brevity,
this report does not identify all historical name changes. The committee names that
are listed are those that were in effect at the time a particular member served on a
panel.
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Alphabetical Listing of Black Members, Selected
Biographical Information, and Committee
Assignments During Their Tenure in Office
BALLANCE, FRANK W., Jr., a Representative from North Carolina. Born on
February 15, 1942. Elected as a Democrat to the 108th Congress; served from
January 7, 2003, until his resignation June 11, 2004.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 108th
H. Small Business 108th
BISHOP, SANFORD D., Jr., a Representative from Georgia. Born on February 4,
1947. Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through108th Congresses; reelected to
the 109th Congress; has served since January 5, 1993.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 103rd-107th
H. Post Office and Civil Service 103rd
H. Veterans’ Affairs 103rd-104th
H. Select Intelligence 105th-107th
H. Appropriations 108th-109th
BLACKWELL, LUCIEN E., a Representative from Pennsylvania. Born on August
1, 1931. Elected as a Democrat to the 102nd Congress to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Representative William Gray; reelected to the 103rd
Congress; served from November 11, 1991, to January 3, 1995.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 102nd
H. Public Works and Transportation 102nd-103rd
H. Budget 103rd
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BROOKE, EDWARD W., a Senator from Massachusetts. Born on October 26,
1919. Elected as a Republican to two six-year terms beginning with the 90th
Congress and served through the 95th Congress, from January 3, 1967, to
January 3, 1979. First black Member of Congress from Massachusetts.
Committee Assignments Congress
S. Aeronautical and Space Sciences 90th
S. Banking and Currency 90th-91st
S. Government Operations 90th
S. Armed Services 91st
S. Select Equal Education Opportunity 91st-92nd
S. Appropriations 92nd-95th
S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 92nd-95th
S. Special Aging 92nd-95th
S. Select Standards and Conduct 93rd-94th
Jt. Bicentennial Arrangements 94th
Jt. Defense Production 94th-95th
BROWN, CORRINE, a Representative from Florida. Born on November 11, 1946.
Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 5, 1993.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Government Operations 103rd
H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd
H. Veterans’ Affairs 103rd-109th
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th-109th
BRUCE, BLANCHE K., a Senator from Mississippi. Born on March 1, 1841; died
on March 17, 1898. Elected as a Republican to a six-year term beginning with
the 44th Congress and served through the 46th Congress, from March 4, 1875,
to March 3, 1881.
Committee Assignments Congress
S. Manufactures 44th
S. Pensions 44th-45th
S. Education and Labor 44th-46th
S. Select Mississippi River 45th-46th
S. Select To Investigate the Freedman’s
Savings and Trust Company
46th (committee chair)
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BURKE, YVONNE B., a Representative from California. Born on October 5, 1932.
Elected as a Democrat to the 93rd through 95th Congresses; served from January
3, 1973, to January 3, 1979. First female chair of the Congressional Black
Caucus, 94th Congress, 1976.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Interior and Insular Affairs 93rd
H. Public Works 93rd
H. Appropriations 94th-95th
H. Select Assassinations 94th-95th
H. Select Beauty Shop 94th-95th
(committee chair, 94th-95th)
BUTTERFIELD, G.K., a Representative from North Carolina. Born on April 27,
1947. Elected as a Democrat to the 108th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Representative Frank Balance; reelected to the 109th
Congress, has served since July 21, 2004.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Small Business 108th
H. Agriculture 108th -109th
H. Armed Services 109th
CAIN, RICHARD H., a Representative from South Carolina. Born on April 12,
1825; died on January 18, 1887. Elected as a Republican to the 43rd and 45th
Congresses; served from March 4, 1873, to March 3, 1875, and from March 4,
1877, to March 3, 1879.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 43rd
H. Private Land Claims 45th
CARSON, JULIA M., a Representative from Indiana. Born on July 8, 1938. Elected
as a Democrat to the 105th through 108th Congresses; reelected to the 109th
Congress; has served since January 9, 1997.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking and Financial Services 105th-106th
H. Financial Services 107th -109th
H. Veterans’ Affairs 105th-107th
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 108th-109th
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CHEATHAM, HENRY P., a Representative from North Carolina. Born on
December 27, 1857; died on November 29, 1935. Elected as a Republican to
the 51st and 52nd Congresses; served from March 4, 1889, to March 3, 1893.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Expenditures on Public Buildings 51st-52nd
H. Education 51st-52nd
H. Agriculture 52nd
CHISHOLM, SHIRLEY A., a Representative from New York. Born on November
30, 1924; died on January 1, 2005. Elected as a Democrat to the 91st through
97th Congresses; served from January 3, 1969, to January 3, 1983. First black
woman elected to Congress and first black female presidential candidate, 1972.
Secretary of the Democratic Caucus in the 96th Congress, 1977-1979.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Veterans’ Affairs 91st-92nd
H. Education and Labor 92nd-94th
H. Rules 95th-97th
CHRISTIAN-CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M., a Delegate from the Virgin Islands.
Born on September 19, 1945. Elected as a Democrat to the 105th Congress
through 108th Congresses; reelected to the 109th Congress; has served since
January 7, 1997. First woman elected from the Virgin Islands and first female
doctor in Congress.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Resources 105th-109th
H. Small Business 106th -109th
H. Homeland Security 108th-109th
CHRISTIAN-GREEN, DONNA. See CHRISTIAN-CHRISTENSEN, DONNA.
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CLAY, WILLIAM L., Sr., a Representative from Missouri. Born on April 30, 1931.
Elected as a Democrat to the 91st through 106th Congresses; served from January
3, 1969, to January 3, 2001. First black Member of Congress from Missouri.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 91st-103rd
H. Education and the Workforce 105th-106th
H. Economic and Educational Opportunities 104th
H. Post Office and Civil Service 93rd-103rd
(committee chair, 102nd-103rd)
H. Select to Study the Committee System 96th
H. House Administration 99th-103rd
H. Jt. Library 101st
CLAY, William Lacy, Jr., a Representative from Missouri. Born on July 27, 1956;
succeeded his father, Representative William L. Clay Sr. Elected as a Democrat
to the 107th -108th Congresses; reelected to the 109th Congress; has served since
January 3, 2001.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Financial Services 107th -109th
H. Government Reform 107th -109th
CLAYTON, EVA M., a Representative from North Carolina. Born on September
16, 1934. Elected as a Democrat to the 102nd Congress to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Representative Walter Jones; reelected to the 103rd
through 107th Congresses; served from November 5, 1992, to January 3, 2003.
Co-chair of the House Democratic Policy Committee in the 104th Congress.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 103rd-107th
H. Small Business 103rd
H. Budget 105th-107th
CLEAVER, EMANUEL, a Representative from Missouri. Born on October 26,
1944. Elected as Democrat to the 109th Congress; has served since January 4,
2005.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Financial Services 109th
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CLYBURN, JAMES E., a Representative from South Carolina. Born on July 21,
1940. Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 108th Congresses; reelected
to the 109th Congress; has served since January 5, 1993. Vice chair of the
House Democratic Caucus in the 108th-109th Congresses.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd
H. Veterans’ Affairs 103rd-105th
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th-105th
H. Small Business 104th
H. Appropriations 106th-109th
COLLINS, BARBARA-ROSE, a Representative from Michigan. Born on April 13,
1939. Elected as a Democrat to the 102nd through 104th Congresses; served
from January 3, 1991, to January 3, 1997.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Public Works and Transportation 102nd-103rd
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th
H. Government Operations 103rd
H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th
H. Post Office and Civil Service 102nd-103rd
H. Science, Space, and Technology 102nd
H. Select Children, Youth, and Families 102nd
COLLINS, CARDISS, a Representative from Illinois. Born on September 24, 1931.
Elected as a Democrat to the 93rd through 104th Congresses; served from June
7, 1973, to January 3, 1997. First elected to succeed her husband,
Representative George Collins. Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during
the 96th Congress, 1979-1980.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Government Operations 93rd-103rd
H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th
H. Public Works 93rd
H. International Relations 94th-95th
H. Foreign Affairs 96th
H. District of Columbia 95th
H. Energy and Commerce 97th-103rd
H. Commerce 104th
H. Select Population 95th
H. Select Narcotics Abuse and Control 96th-102nd
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COLLINS, GEORGE W., a Representative from Illinois. Born on March 5, 1926;
died on December 8, 1972. Elected as a Democrat to the 91st Congress to fill
the vacancy by the death of Representative Daniel Ronan; reelected to the 92nd
and 93rd Congresses; served from November 16, 1970, to December 8, 1972.
Succeeded by his wife, Representative Cardiss Collins.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Government Operations 91st-92nd
H. Public Works 92nd
CONYERS, JOHN, Jr., a Representative from Michigan. Born on May 16, 1929.
Elected as a Democrat to the 89th through 107th Congresses; reelected to the
108th Congress; has served since January 3, 1965.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Judiciary 89th-109th
H. Government Operations 92nd-103rd
(committee chair, 101st-103rd)
H. Small Business 100th-103rd
CROCKETT, GEORGE W., a Representative from Michigan. Born on August 10,
1909. Elected as a Democrat to the 96th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Representative Charles Diggs; reelected to the 97th through
101st Congresses; served from November 12, 1980, to January 3, 1991.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Foreign Affairs 96th-101st
H. Judiciary 97th-101st
H. Small Business 97th
H. Select Aging 97th-101st
CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E., a Representative from Maryland. Born on January 18,
1951. Elected as a Democrat to the 104th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Representative Kweisi Mfume; reelected to the 105th through
109th Congresses; has served since April 25, 1996. Chair of the Congressional
Black Caucus in the 108th Congress.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th-105th
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th-109th
H. Government Reform 106th-109th
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DAVIS, ARTUR, a Representative from Alabama. Born on October 9, 1967.
Elected as a Democrat to the 108th Congress; reelected to the 109th Congress,
has served since January 7, 2003.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Budget 108th-109th
H. Financial Services 108th- 109th
DAVIS, DANNY K., a Representative from Illinois. Born on September 6, 1941.
Elected as a Democrat to the 105th through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 7, 1997.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Government Reform and Oversight 105th
H. Small Business 105th- 109th
H. Government Reform 106th-109th
H. Education and the Workforce 108th-109th
DAWSON, WILLIAM L., a Representative from Illinois. Born on April 26, 1886;
died on November 9, 1970. Elected as a Democrat to the 78th through 91st
Congresses; served from January 3, 1943, to November 9, 1970.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Expenditures in the Executive
Departments
78th-82nd
(committee chair, 81st, 82nd )
H. Government Operations 83rd-91st
(committee chair, 84th-91st)
H. Coinage, Weights, and Measures 78th-79th
H. Invalid Pensions 78th-79th
H. Insular Affairs 78th-79th
H. Irrigation and Reclamation 78th-79th
H. Interior and Insular Affairs 82nd
H. District of Columbia 84th-91st
DeLARGE, ROBERT C., a Representative from South Carolina. Born on March 15,
1842; died on February 14, 1874. Elected as a Republican to the 42nd Congress;
served from March 4, 1871, until January 24, 1873, when his seat was declared
vacant after his election was successfully contested by former Representative
Christopher C. Bowen.
Committee Assignment Congress
H. Manufactures 42nd
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DELLUMS, RONALD V., a Representative from California. Born on November 25,
1935. Elected as a Democrat to the 92nd through 105th Congresses; served from
January 3, 1971, until February 6, 1998, when he resigned from the House.
Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 101st Congress, 1989-1990.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. District of Columbia 92nd-103rd
(committee chair, 96th-102nd)
H. Foreign Affairs 92nd
H. Armed Services 93rd-103rd
(committee chair, 103rd)
H. National Security 104th-105th
H. Post Office and Civil Service 97th-98th
H. Select Intelligence 94th-102nd
DePRIEST, OSCAR S., a Representative from Illinois. Born on March 9, 1871; died
on May 12, 1951. Elected as a Republican to the 71st through 73rd Congresses;
served from March 4, 1929, to March 3, 1935. First black Member of Congress
from Illinois.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Enrolled Bills 71st-73rd
H. Invalid Pensions 71st-73rd
H. Indian Affairs 71st-73rd
H. Post Office and Post Roads 73rd
DIGGS, CHARLES C., Jr., a Representative from Michigan. Born on December 2,
1922; died on August 24 1998. Elected as a Democrat to the 84th through 96th
Congresses; served from January 3, 1955, until his resignation on June 3, 1980.
First black Member of Congress from Michigan and first chair of the
Congressional Black Caucus, 92nd Congress, 1971-1972.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Interior and Insular Affairs 84th-85th
H. Veterans’ Affairs 84th-85th
H. Foreign Affairs 86th-93rd
H. International Relations 94th-96th
H. District of Columbia 88th-96th
(committee chair, 93rd-95th)
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DIXON, JULIAN C., a Representative from California. Born on August 8, 1934;
died on December 8, 2000. Elected as a Democrat to the 96th through 106th
Congresses; reelected to the 107th Congress, but died before the commencement
of the 107th Congress; served from January 3, 1979, until his death. Chair of the
Congressional Black Caucus during the 98th Congress, 1983-1984.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Appropriations 96th-106th
H. Standards of Official Conduct 98th-101st
(committee chair, 99th-101st)
H. Select Intelligence 103rd-106th
DYMALLY, MERVYN M., a Representative from California. Born on May 12,
1926. Elected as a Democrat to the 97th through 102nd Congresses; served from
January 3, 1981, to January 3, 1993. Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
during the 100th Congress, 1987-1988.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. District of Columbia 97th-102nd
H. Foreign Affairs 97th-102nd
H. Science and Technology 97th-98th
H. Post Office and Civil Service 98th-102nd
H. Education and Labor 99th
ELLIOTT, ROBERT B., a Representative from South Carolina. Born on August 11,
1842; died on August 9, 1884. Elected as a Republican to the 42nd and 43rd
Congresses; served from March 4, 1871, until his resignation on November 1,
1874.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 42nd-43rd
H. Militia 43rd
ESPY, ALBERT MICHAEL (MIKE), a Representative from Mississippi. Born on
November 28, 1953. Elected as a Democrat to the 100th through 103rd
Congresses. Served from January 6, 1987, to January 25, 1993, when he
resigned to become Secretary of Agriculture.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 100th-102nd
H. Budget 101st-102nd
H. Select Hunger 101st-102nd
Jt. Deficit Reduction 100th
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EVANS, MELVYN H., a Delegate from the Virgin Islands. Born on August 7,
1917; died on November 27, 1984. Elected as a Republican to the 96th
Congress; served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1981. First black
Delegate from the Virgin Islands and first black physician to serve in Congress.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Armed Services 96th
H. Interior and Insular Affairs 96th
H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 96th
FATTAH, CHAKA, a Representative from Pennsylvania. Born on November 21,
1956. Elected as a Democrat to the 104th through 108th Congresses; reelected
to the 109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1995.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th-105th
H. Economic and Educational Opportunities 104th
H. Education and the Workforce 105th-106th
H. Small Business 104th
H. Standards of Official Conduct 105th-106th
H. Administration 106th-107th
H. Government Reform 106th
Jt. Printing 106th -107th
H. Appropriations 107th-109th
FAUNTROY, WALTER E., a Delegate from the District of Columbia. Born on
February 6, 1933. Elected as a Democrat to the 92nd Congress in a special
election after the District of Columbia was authorized to elect a delegate to
Congress; reelected to the 93rd through 101st Congresses; served from April 19,
1971, to January 3, 1991. First black Delegate from the District of Columbia.
Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 97th Congress, 1981-1982.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. District of Columbia 92nd-101st
H. Banking and Currency 93rd
H. Banking, Currency, and Housing 94th
H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 95th-101st
H. Select Assassinations 94th-95th
H. Select Narcotics Abuse and Control 98th-101st
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FIELDS, CLEO, a Representative from Louisiana. Born on November 22, 1962.
Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd and 104th Congresses; served from January
5, 1993, to January 3, 1997. At age 30, he was the youngest Member of the
103rd Congress.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 103rd
H. Banking and Financial Services 104th
H. Small Business 103rd-104th
FLAKE, FLOYD H., a Representative from New York. Born on January 30, 1945.
Elected as a Democrat to the 100th through 105th Congresses; served from
January 6, 1987, to November 15, 1997, when he resigned from the House.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 100th-103rd
H. Banking and Financial Services 104th-105th
H. Small Business 100th-105th
H. Government Operations 103rd
H. Select Children, Youth, and Families 100th
H. Select Hunger 100th-102nd
FORD, HAROLD E., Sr., a Representative from Tennessee. Born on May 20, 1945.
Elected as a Democrat to the 94th through 104th Congresses; served from January
3, 1975, to January 3, 1997. First black Member of Congress from Tennessee.
Succeeded by his son, Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Veterans’ Affairs 94th, 1st
H. Banking, Currency, and Housing 94th, 1st
H. Ways and Means 94th-104th
H. Select Aging 94th-102nd
H. Select Assassinations 94th-95th
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FORD, HAROLD E., Jr., a Representative from Tennessee. Born on May 11, 1970.
Elected as a Democrat to the 105th through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 7, 1997. He was the youngest Member
of the 105th Congress. Succeeded his father, Harold E. Ford, Sr.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and the Workforce 105th-107th
H. Government Reform and Oversight 105th
H. Government Reform 106th
H. Financial Services 107th-109th
H. Budget 108th-109th
FRANKS, GARY A., a Representative from Connecticut. Born on February 9, 1953.
Elected as a Republican to the 102nd through 104th Congresses; served from
January 3, 1991, to January 3, 1997. First black Member of Congress from
Connecticut.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Armed Services 102nd
H. Small Business 102nd
H. Energy and Commerce 103rd
H. Commerce 104th
H. Select Committee on Aging 102nd
FRAZER, VICTOR O., a Delegate from the U.S.Virgin Islands. Born on May 24,
1943. Elected as a Democrat to the 104th Congress; served from January 3,
1995, to January 3, 1997.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. International Relations 104th
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GRAY, WILLIAM H., III, a Representative from Pennsylvania. Born on August 20,
1941. Elected as a Democrat to the 96th through 102nd Congresses; served from
January 3, 1979, to September 11, 1991, when he resigned to become president
of the United Negro College Fund. Chair of the House Democratic Caucus in
the First Session of the 101st Congress; later in that Congress House Democratic
Whip (through the First Session of the 102nd Congress).
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Budget 96th, 98th-100th
(committee chair, 99th-100th)
H. District of Columbia 96th-102nd
H. Foreign Affairs 96th
H. Appropriations 97th-102nd
H. House Administration 102nd
Jt. Deficit Reduction 100th
GREEN, AL, a Representative from Texas. Born on September 1, 1947. Elected as
a Democrat to the 109th Congress; has served since January 4, 2005.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Financial Services 109th
H. Science 109th
HALL, KATIE B., a Representative from Indiana. Born on April 3, 1938. Elected
as a Democrat to the 97th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Representative Adam Benjamin; reelected to the 98th Congress; served from
November 29, 1982, to January 3, 1985. First black Member of Congress from
Indiana.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Post Office and Civil Service 98th
H. Public Works and Transportation 98th
HARALSON, JEREMIAH, a Representative from Alabama. Born on April 1, 1846,
died in 1916. Elected as a Republican to the 44th Congress; served from March
4, 1875, to March 3, 1877.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Public Expenditures 44th
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HASTINGS, ALCEE L., a Representative from Florida. Born on September 5, 1936.
Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 5, 1993.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Foreign Affairs 103rd
H. International Relations 104th-107th
H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 103rd
H. Post Office and Civil Service 103rd
H. Science 104th-105th
H. Select Intelligence 106th-109th
H. Rules 107th-109th
HAWKINS, AUGUSTUS F., a Representative from California. Born on August 31,
1907. Elected as a Democrat to the 88th through 101st Congresses; served from
January 3, 1963, to January 3, 1991. First black Member of Congress from
California.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 88th-101st
(committee chair, 98th, 2nd
sess. - 101st)
H. House Administration 91st-98th
(committee chair, 97th - 98th,
2nd sess.)
Jt. Committee on Printing 95th-98th
(committee chair, 96th, 98th)
Jt. Committee on the Library 97th-98th
(committee chair, 97th)
Jt. Economic 97th-101st
HAYES, CHARLES A., a Representative from Illinois. Born on February 17, 1918;
died on April 8, 1997. Elected as a Democrat to the 98th Congress to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative Harold Washington;
reelected to the 99th through 102nd Congresses; served from September 12, 1983,
to January 3, 1993.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 98th-102nd
H. Small Business 98th-101st
H. Post Office and Civil Service 101st-102nd
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HILLIARD, EARL F., a Representative from Alabama. Born on April 9, 1942.
Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 106th Congresses; reelected to the
107th Congress; served from January 5, 1993, to January 3, 2003.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 103rd-107th
H. Small Business 103rd-104th
H. International Relations 105th-107th
HYMAN, JOHN ADAMS, a Representative from North Carolina. Born on July 23,
1840; died on September 14, 1891. Elected as a Republican to the 44th
Congress; served from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1877. First black Member
of Congress from North Carolina.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Manufactures 44th
JACKSON, JESSE L., JR., a Representative from Illinois. Born on March 11, 1965.
Elected as a Democrat to the 104th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Representative Melvin Reynolds; reelected to the 105th through
109th Congresses; has served since December 14, 1995.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking and Financial Services 104th-105th
H. Small Business 105th
H. Appropriations 106th-109th
JACKSON LEE, SHEILA, a Representative from Texas. Born on January 12, 1950.
Elected as a Democrat to the 104th through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1995.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Judiciary 104th-109th
H. Science 104th-109th
H. Homeland Security 108th-109th
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JEFFERSON, WILLIAM J., a Representative from Louisiana. Born on March 14,
1947. Elected as a Democrat to the 102nd through 108th Congresses; reelected
to the 109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1991.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 102nd
H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 102nd
H. District of Columbia 103rd
H. Ways and Means 103rd, 105th-109th
H. National Security 104th
H. House Oversight 104th
H. Budget 109th
Jt. Printing 104th
JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE, a Representative from Texas. Born on December
3, 1935. Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 108th Congresses; reelected
to the 109th Congress; has served since January 5, 1993. Chair of the
Congressional Black Caucus in the 107th Congress.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th-109th
H. Science, Space, and Technology 103rd
H. Science 104th-109th
JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS, a Representative from Ohio. Born on September 10,
1949. Elected as a Democrat to the 106th through 108th Congresses; reelected
to the 109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1999.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking and Financial Services 106th
H. Financial Services 107th
H. Small Business 106th
H. Standards of Official Conduct 107th-109th
H. Ways and Means 108th-109th
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JORDAN, BARBARA C., a Representative from Texas. Born on February 21,
1936; died on January 17, 1996. Elected as a Democrat to the 93rd through 95th
Congresses; served from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1979. First black
Member of Congress from Texas.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Judiciary 93rd-95th
H. Government Operations 94th-95th
KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS, a Representative from Michigan. Born on
June 25, 1945. Elected as a Democrat to the 105th through 108th Congresses;
reelected to the 109th Congress; has served since January 7, 1997.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking and Financial Services 105th
H. House Oversight 105th
Jt. Committee on the Library 105th
H. Appropriations 106th-109th
LANGSTON, JOHN M., a Representative from Virginia. Born on December 14,
1829; died on November 15, 1897. Elected as a Republican to the 51st
Congress; served from September 23, 1890, to March 3, 1891, after he
successfully contested the election of Edward Venable. First black Member of
Congress from Virginia.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education 51st
LEE, BARBARA, a Representative from California. Born on July 16, 1946. Elected
as a Democrat to the 105th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation
of Representative Ronald Dellums; reelected to the 106th through 109th
Congresses; has served since April 20, 1998.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking and Financial Services 105th-106th
H. Financial Services 107th-109th
H. Science 105th
H. International Relations 106th-109th
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LELAND, GEORGE T. (MICKEY), a Representative from Texas. Born on
November 27, 1944; died on August 7, 1989. Elected as a Democrat to the 96th
through 101st Congresses; served from January 3, 1979, to August 7, 1989.
Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 99th Congress, 1985-1986.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. District of Columbia 96th-99th
H. Interstate and Foreign Commerce 96th-101st
H. Post Office and Civil Service 96th-101st
H. Select Hunger 98th-101st
(committee chair, 98th-101st)
H. Select Children, Youth, and Families 98th
LEWIS, JOHN R., a Representative from Georgia. Born on February 19, 1940.
Elected as a Democrat to the 100th through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 6, 1987. A Democratic Chief Deputy
Whip in the 102nd through 109th Congresses.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Public Works and Transportation 100th-102nd
H. Interior and Insular Affairs 100th-102nd
H. Select Aging 101st-102nd
H. District of Columbia 103rd
H. Ways and Means 103rd-109th
H. Budget 108th
LONG, JEFFERSON F., a Representative from Georgia. Born on March 3, 1836;
died on February 5, 1900. Elected as a Republican to the 41st Congress after the
House declared that Representative Samuel Gove was not entitled to his seat;
served from January 16, 1871, to March 3, 1871. First black Member of
Congress from Georgia.
Committee Assignments Congress
None —
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LYNCH, JOHN R., a Representative from Mississippi. Born on September 10,
1847; died on November 2, 1939. Elected as a Republican to the 43rd, 44th, and
47th Congresses; served from March 4, 1873, to March 3, 1877, and from April
29, 1882, to March 3, 1883, after he successfully contested the election of
Representative James Chalmers. At age 26, he was the youngest Member of the
43rd Congress. First black Member of the House of Representatives from
Mississippi.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Mines and Mining 43rd-44th
H. Militia 47th
H. Education and Labor 47th
McKINNEY, CYNTHIA A., a Representative from Georgia. Born on March 17,
1955. Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 107th Congresses; served from
January 5, 1993, to January 3, 2003; elected to the 109th Congress; has served
since January 4, 2005.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 103rd
H. Foreign Affairs 103rd
H. International Relations 104th-107th
H. Banking and Financial Services 104th-105th
H. National Security 105th
H. Armed Services 106th-107th, 109th
H. Budget 109th
MAJETTE, DENISE L., a Representative from Georgia. Born on May 18, 1955.
Elected as a Democrat to the 108th Congress; served from January 7, 2003, to
January 3, 2005.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Budget 108th
H. Education and the Workforce 108th
H. Small Business 108th
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MEEK, CARRIE P., a Representative from Florida. Born on April 29, 1926.
Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 107th Congresses; served from
January 5, 1993, to January 3, 2003. Succeeded by her son, Representative
Kendrick Meek.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Appropriations 103rd, 105th-107th
H. Budget 104th
H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th
MEEK, KENDRICK, a Representative from Florida. Born on September 6, 1966.
Elected to the 108th Congress; reelected to the 109th Congress; has served since
January 7, 2003. Succeeded his mother, Representative Carrie Meek.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Armed Services 108th -109th
H. Homeland Security 108th -109th
MEEKS, GREGORY, a Representative from New York. Born on September 25,
1953. Elected as a Democrat to the 105th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Representative Floyd Flake; reelected to the 106th through
109th Congresses; has served since February 5, 1998.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking and Financial Services 105th-106th
H. Financial Services 107th-109th
H. International Relations 106th-109th
METCALFE, RALPH H., a Representative from Illinois. Born on May 30, 1910;
died on October 10, 1978. Elected as a Democrat to the 92nd through 95th
Congresses; served from January 3, 1971, to October 10, 1978.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Interstate and Foreign Commerce 92nd-95th
H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 92nd-95th
H. Post Office and Civil Service 95th
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MFUME, KWEISI, a Representative from Maryland. Born on October 24, 1948.
Elected as a Democrat to the 100th through 104th Congresses; served from
January 6, 1987, to February 16, 1996, when he resigned to become executive
director of the NAACP. Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus in the 103rd
Congress, 1993-1994. Co-chair of the Democratic Policy Committee in the
104th Congress, 1995-1996.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 100th-103rd
H. Banking and Financial Services 104th
H. Small Business 100th-104th
H. Education and Labor 101st
H. Select Narcotics Abuse and Control 101st-102nd
Jt. Economic 102nd-104th
H. Standards of Official Conduct 103rd
H. Select Hunger 100th
MILLENDER-McDONALD, JUANITA, a Representative from California. Born on
September 7, 1938. Elected as a Democrat to the 104th Congress to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of Representative Walter Tucker; reelected to the 105th
through 109th Congresses; has served since April 16, 1996.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Small Business 104th-109th
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th-109th
H. Administration 108th-109th
Jt. Library 108th
MILLER, THOMAS E., a Representative from South Carolina. Born on June 17,
1849; died on April 8, 1936. Elected as a Republican to the 51st Congress;
served from September 24, 1890, to March 3, 1891, when he successfully
contested the election of William Elliott.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Library of Congress 51st
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MITCHELL, ARTHUR W., a Representative from Illinois. Born on December 22,
1883; died on May 9, 1968. Elected as a Democrat to the 74th through 77th
Congresses; served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1943. First black
Democrat elected to Congress.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Post Office and Post Roads 74th-77th
MITCHELL, PARREN J., a Representative from Maryland. Born on April 29, 1922.
Elected as a Democrat to the 92nd through 99th Congresses; served from January
3, 1971, to January 3, 1987. First black Member of Congress from Maryland.
Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 95th Congress, 1977-1978.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking and Currency 92nd-93rd
H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 94th-99th
H. Select Small Business 92nd-93rd
H. Small Business 94th, 96th-99th
(committee chair, 97th-99th)
H. Budget 93rd -95th
Jt. Defense Production 94th-95th
Jt. Economic 95th-99th
MOORE, GWEN, a Representative from Wisconsin. Born on April 18, 1951.
Elected as Democrat to the 109th Congress; has served since January 4, 2005.
First black Member of Congress from Wisconsin.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Financial Services 109th
H. Small Business 109th
MOSELEY-BRAUN, CAROL, a Senator from Illinois. Born on August 16, 1947.
Elected as a Democrat to a six- year term beginning with the 103rd Congress
and served through the105th Congress; from January 5, 1993, to January 3, 1999.
First black woman and black Democrat to serve in the Senate. Ambassador to
New Zealand from 1999-2001; candidate for U.S. President in 2004.
Committee Assignments Congress
S. Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 103rd-105th
S. Judiciary 103rd
S. Small Business 103rd
S. Finance 104th-105th
S. Special Aging 104th-105th
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MURRAY, GEORGE W., a Representative from South Carolina. Born on
September 22, 1853; died on April 21, 1926. Elected as a Republican to the
53rd and 54th Congresses; served from March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1895, and
from June 4, 1896, to March 3, 1897 (successfully contested an election).
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education 53rd-54th
H. Expenditures in the Treasury
Department
54th
NASH, CHARLES E., a Representative from Louisiana. Born on May 23, 1844;
died on June 21, 1913. Elected as a Republican to the 44th Congress; served
from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1877. First black Member of Congress from
Louisiana.
Committee Assignment Congress
H. Education and Labor 44th
NIX, ROBERT N.C., Sr., a Representative from Pennsylvania. Born on August 9,
1905; died on June 22, 1987. Elected as a Democrat to the 85th Congress to fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative Earl Chudoff; reelected
to the 86th through 95th Congresses; served from June 4, 1958, to January 3,
1979. First black Member of Congress from Pennsylvania.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 85th-86th
H. Foreign Affairs 87th-93rd
H. International Relations 94th-95th
H. Veterans’ Affairs 85th-86th
H. Post Office and Civil Service 88th-95th
(committee chair, 95th)
H. Select Standards and Conduct 89th
H. Crime 91st
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NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES, a Delegate from the District of Columbia. Born
on June 13, 1937. Elected as a Democrat to the 102nd through 108th Congresses;
reelected to the 109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1991.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. District of Columbia 102nd-103rd
H. Post Office and Civil Service 102nd-103rd
H. Public Works and Transportation 102nd-103rd
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th-109th
H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th-105th
H. Small Business 104th
Jt. Committee on the Organization of
Congress
102nd-103rd
H. Government Reform 106th-109th
H. Homeland Security 108th-109th
OBAMA, BARACK, a Senator from Illinois. Born on August 4, 1961. Elected as
a Democrat to a six-year term beginning with the 109th Congress; has served
since January 4, 2005. First black male Democrat elected to the Senate.
Committee Assignments Congress
S. Environment and Public Works 109th
S. Foreign Relations 109th
S. Veterans’ Affairs 109th
O’HARA, JAMES E., a Representative from North Carolina. Born on February 26,
1844; died on September 15, 1905. Elected as a Republican to the 48th and 49th
Congresses; served from March 4, 1883, to March 3, 1887.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Mines and Mining 48th
H. Expenditures on Public Buildings 49th
H. Invalid Pensions 49th
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OWENS, MAJOR R., a Representative from New York. Born on June 28, 1936.
Elected as a Democrat to the 98th through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1983.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 98th-103rd
H. Economic and Educational
Opportunities
104th
H. Government Operations 98th-103rd
H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th-105th
H. Education and the Workforce 105th-109th
H. Government Reform 106th-109th
PAYNE, DONALD M., a Representative from New Jersey. Born on July 16, 1934.
Elected as a Democrat to the 101st through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1989. First black Member of
Congress from New Jersey. Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus in the
104th Congress, 1995-1996.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 101st-103rd
H. Economic and Educational Opportunities 104th
H. Education and the Workforce 105th-109th
H. Foreign Affairs 101st-103rd
H. Government Operations 101st-103rd
H. International Relations 104th-109th
POWELL, ADAM CLAYTON, Jr., a Representative from New York. Born on
November 29, 1908; died on April 4, 1972. Elected as a Democrat to the 79th
through 90th Congresses, but was not seated in the 90th Congress (excluded from
that Congress on March 1, 1967). He served from January 3, 1945, to January
3, 1967. In April 1967, he was reelected in a special election to the seat from
which he had been excluded, but he did not attempt to take the oath of office.
He was reelected to the 91st Congress and served from January 3, 1969, to
January 3, 1971. First black Member of Congress from New York.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Indian Affairs 79th
H. Invalid Pensions 79th
H. Labor 79th
H. Education and Labor 80th-89th, 91st
(committee chair, 87th-89th)
H. Interior and Insular Affairs 84th-86th
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RAINEY, JOSEPH H., a Representative from South Carolina. Born on June 21,
1832; died on August 2, 1887. Elected as a Republican to the 41st Congress
when the House declared the seat of Representative Benjamin Whittemore
vacant; reelected to the 42nd through 45th Congresses; served from December 12,
1870, to March 3, 1879. First black Member of the House of Representatives
and first black Member of Congress from South Carolina.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Freedmen’s Affairs 41st-42nd
H. Indian Affairs 43rd
H. Invalid Pensions 44th-45th
H. Select Celebration of Proposed
National Census of 1875
43rd
RANGEL, CHARLES B., a Representative from New York. Born on June 11,
1930. Elected as a Democrat to the 92nd through 108th Congresses; reelected to
the 109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1971. Chair of the
Congressional Black Caucus during the 94th Congress, 1975.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Public Works 92nd
H. Science and Astronautics 92nd
H. Judiciary 92nd-93rd
H. District of Columbia 93rd
H. Ways and Means 94th-109th
H. Select Crime 92nd-93rd
H. Select Narcotics Abuse and Control 94th-102nd
(committee chair, 98th-102nd)
Jt. Taxation 104th-105th
RANSIER, ALONZO J., a Representative from South Carolina. Born on January 3,
1834; died on August 17, 1882. Elected as a Republican to the 43rd Congress;
served from March 3, 1873, to March 3, 1875.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Manufactures 43rd
RAPIER, JAMES T., a Representative from Alabama. Born on November 13, 1837;
died on May 31, 1883. Elected as a Republican to the 43rd Congress; served
from March 4, 1873, to March 3, 1875.
Committee Assignment Congress
H. Education and Labor 43rd
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REVELS, HIRAM R., a Senator from Mississippi. Born on September 27, 1827;
died on January 16, 1901. Elected as a Republican to the 41st Congress after
Mississippi was readmitted to the union, and served from February 25, 1870, to
March 3, 1871. First black Member of Congress; first black Senator; first black
Republican elected to Congress; first black Member of Congress from
Mississippi.
Committee Assignments Congress
S. Education and Labor 41st
S. District of Columbia 41st
REYNOLDS, MELVIN J., a Representative from Illinois. Born on January 8, 1952.
Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd and 104th Congresses; served from January
5, 1993, until his resignation on October 1, 1995.
Committee Assignment Congress
H. Ways and Means 103rd
H. Economic and Educational
Opportunities
104th
RUSH, BOBBY L., a Representative from Illinois. Born on November 23, 1946.
Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 5, 1993.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 103rd
H. Government Operations 103rd
H. Science, Space, and Technology 103rd
H. Commerce 104th-106th
H. Energy and Commerce 107th-109th
SAVAGE, GUS, a Representative from Illinois. Born on October 30, 1925. Elected
as a Democrat to the 97th through 102nd Congresses; served from January 3,
1981, to January 3, 1993.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Post Office and Civil Service 97th
H. Public Works and Transportation 97th-102nd
H. Small Business 97th-102nd
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SCOTT, DAVID, a Representative from Georgia. Born on June 27, 1946. Elected
as a Democrat to the 108th Congress; reelected to the 109th Congress; has served
since January 7, 2003.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 108th -109th
H. Financial Services 108th- 109th
SCOTT, ROBERT C., a Representative from Virginia. Born on April 30, 1947.
Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 5, 1993.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 103rd
H. Judiciary 103rd-109th
H. Science, Space, and Technology 103rd
H. Economic and Educational
Opportunities
104th
H. Education and the Workforce 105th-107th, 109th
H. Select U.S. National Security and Military/
Commercial Concerns with the People’s
Republic of China
106th
H. Budget 108th
SMALLS, ROBERT, a Representative from South Carolina. Born on April 5, 1839;
died on February 22, 1915. Elected as a Republican to the 44th, 45th, and 47th
through 49th Congresses. He served from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1879;
from July 19, 1882, to March 3, 1883, after he successfully contested the
reelection of Representative George Tillman; and from March 18, 1884, to
March 3, 1887, after he was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Representative Edmund Mackey.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 44th, 47th
H. Militia 45th
H. Manufactures 48th
H. War Claims 49th
STEWART, BENNETT M., a Representative from Illinois. Born on August 6, 1912;
died on April 26, 1988. Elected as a Democrat to the 96th Congress; served
from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1981.
Committee Assignment Congress
H. Appropriations 96th
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STOKES, LOUIS, a Representative from Ohio. Born on February 23, 1925. Elected
as a Democrat to the 91st through 105th Congresses; served from January 3,
1969, to January 3, 1999. First black Member of Congress from Ohio. Chair
of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 92nd and 93rd Congresses, 1972-
1974.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 91st
H. Internal Security 91st
H. Appropriations 92nd-105th
H. Budget 95th-96th
H. Standards of Official Conduct 96th-98th, 102nd
(committee chair, 97th-98th,
102nd)
H. Select Assassinations 94th-95th
(committee chair, 95th)
H. Select Intelligence 98th-100th
H. Select to Investigate Arms
Transactions to Iran
100th
THOMPSON, BENNIE G., a Representative from Mississippi. Born on January 28,
1948. Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd Congress to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Representative Mike Espy to become Secretary of
Agriculture; reelected to the 104th through 109th Congresses; has served since
April 20, 1993.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 103rd-108th
H. Merchant Marine and Fisheries 103rd
H. Small Business 103rd-104th
H. Budget 105th-107th
H. Homeland Security 108th-109th
TOWNS, EDOLPHUS, a Representative from New York. Born on July 21, 1934.
Elected as a Democrat to the 98th through 108th Congresses; reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1983. Chair of the Congressional
Black Caucus in the 102nd Congress, 1991-1992.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Government Operations 98th-103rd
H. Government Reform and Oversight 104th-105th
H. Government Reform 106th-109th
H. Public Works and Transportation 98th-104th
H. Energy and Commerce 101st-103rd, 107th-109th
H. Commerce 104th-106th
H. Select Narcotics Abuse and Control 98th-102nd
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TUCKER, WALTER R., a Representative from California. Born on May 28, 1957.
Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd and 104th Congresses; served from January
5, 1993, until his resignation on December 15, 1995.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Public Works and Transportation 103rd
H. Small Business 103rd-104th
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 104th
TURNER, BENJAMIN S., a Representative from Alabama. Born on March 17,
1825; died on March 21, 1894. Elected as a Republican to the 42nd Congress;
served from March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1873. First black Member of Congress
from Alabama.
Committee Assignment Congress
H. Invalid Pensions 42nd
WALDON, ALTON R., Jr., a Representative from New York. Born on December
21, 1936. Elected as a Democrat to the 99th Congress to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Representative Joseph Addabo; served from July 29, 1986, to
January 3, 1987.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 99th
H. Small Business 99th
WALLS, JOSIAH T., a Representative from Florida. Born on December 30, 1842;
died on May 5, 1905. Elected as a Republican to the 42nd through 44th
Congresses; served from March 4, 1871, to January 29, 1873 (when his election
was successfully contested); from March 4, 1873, to March 3, 1875; and from
March 4, 1875, to April 19, 1876 (when his election was successfully
contested). First black Member of Congress from Florida.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Militia 42nd-43rd
H. Mileage 44th
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WASHINGTON, CRAIG A., a Representative from Texas. Born on October 12,
1941. Elected as a Democrat to the 101st Congress to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Representative Mickey Leland; reelected to the 102nd and 103rd
Congresses; served from December 9, 1989, to January 3, 1995.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Education and Labor 101st-102nd
H. Judiciary 101st-103rd
H. Energy and Commerce 103rd
H. Government Operations 103rd
H. Select Committee on Narcotics
Abuse and Control
102nd
WASHINGTON, HAROLD D., a Representative from Illinois. Born on April 15,
1922; died on November 25, 1987. Elected as a Democrat to the 97th and 98th
Congresses; served from January 3, 1981, to April 29, 1983, when he resigned
to become Mayor of Chicago, Illinois.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Government Operations 97th
H. Education and Labor 97th-98th
H. Judiciary 97th-98th
WATERS, MAXINE, a Representative from California. Born on August 31, 1938.
Elected as a Democrat to the 102nd through 108th Congresses, reelected to the
109th Congress; has served since January 3, 1991. Chair of the Congressional
Black Caucus in the 105th Congress; vice chair of the Democratic Steering
Committee in the 105th through 108th Congresses; a Democratic Chief Deputy
Whip in the 106th through 109th Congresses.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 102nd-103rd
H. Banking and Financial Services 104th-106th
H. Financial Services 107th-109th
H. Veterans Affairs 102nd-104th
H. Small Business 103rd-104th
H. Judiciary 105th-109th
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WATSON, DIANE E., a Representative from California. Born on November 12,
1933. Elected as a Democrat to the 107th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Representative Julian Dixon; reelected to the 108th-109th
Congresses; has served since June 7, 2001.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. International Relations 107th-109th
H. Government Reform 107th-109th
WATT, MELVIN L., a Representative from North Carolina. Born on August 26,
1945. Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 108th Congresses; reelected
to the 109th Congress; has served since January 5, 1993. Chair of the
Congressional Black Caucus in the 109th Congress.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 103rd
H. Banking and Financial Services 104th-106th
H. Financial Services 107th-109th
H. Post Office and Civil Service 103rd
H. Judiciary 103rd-109th
Jt. Economic 107th-108th
WATTS, J.C., Jr., a Representative from Oklahoma. Born on November 18, 1957.
Elected as a Republican to the 104th through 107th Congresses; served from
January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2003. First black Member of Congress from
Oklahoma. Chair of the House Republican Conference in the 106th through
107th Congresses.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking and Financial Services 104th
H. National Security 104th-105th
H. Transportation and Infrastructure 105th-106th
H. Armed Services 106th-107th
WHEAT, ALAN D., a Representative from Missouri. Born on October 16, 1951.
Elected as a Democrat to the 98th through 103rd Congresses; served from January
3, 1983, to January 3, 1995.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. District of Columbia 98th-103rd
H. Rules 98th-103rd
H. Select Children, Youth, and Families 98th-102nd
H. Select Hunger 101st-102nd
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WHITE, GEORGE H., a Representative from North Carolina. Born on December
18, 1852; died on December 28, 1918. Elected as a Republican to the 55th and
56th Congresses; served from March 4, 1897, to March 3, 1901.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Agriculture 55th
H. District of Columbia 55th-56th
WYNN, ALBERT R., a Representative from Maryland. Born on September 10,
1951. Elected as a Democrat to the 103rd through 108th Congresses; reelected to
the 109th Congress; has served since January 5, 1993.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs 103rd
H. Banking and Financial Services 104th
H. Foreign Affairs 103rd
H. International Relations 104th
H. Post Office and Civil Service 103rd
H. Commerce 105th-106th
H. Energy and Commerce 107th-109th
YOUNG, ANDREW, a Representative from Georgia. Born on March 12, 1932.
Elected as a Democrat to the 93rd through 95th Congresses; served from January
3, 1973, to January 29, 1977, when he resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to
the United Nations. Elected Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, in 1981.
Committee Assignments Congress
H. Banking, Currency, and Housing 93rd
H. Rules 94th
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Table 1. Black Members of Congress — Senate
Name Congress(es) Years State Party
Brooke, Edward W. 90th-95th 1967-1979 MA R
Bruce, Blanche K. 44th-46th 1875-1881 MS R
Moseley-Braun, Carol 103rd-105th 1993-1999 IL D
Obama, Barack 109th- 2005- IL D
Revels, Hiram R.a 41st 1870-1871 MS R
a. Seated after Mississippi was readmitted to the Union on Feb. 23, 1870; first black Member of
Congress.
Table 2. Black Members of Congress —
House of Representatives
Name Congress(es) Years State District* Party
Ballance, Frank W., Jr. 108th 2003-2004 NC 1st D
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. 103rd- 1993- GA 2nd D
Blackwell, Lucien E.a 102nd-103rd 1991-1995 PA 2nd D
Brown, Corrine 103rd- 1993- FL 3rd D
Burke, Yvonne B. 93rd-95th 1973-1979 CA 28th D
Butterfield, G.K.b 108th- 2004- NC 1st D
Cain, Richard Harvey 43rd
45th
1873-1875
1877-1879
SC AL R
Carson, Julia M. 105th- 1997- IN 10th, 7th D
Cheatham, Henry P. 51st-52nd 1889-1893 NC 2nd R
Chisholm, Shirley A.c 91st-97th 1969-1983 NY 12th D
Christian-Christensen, Donna 105th- 1997- VI AL D
Clay, William L., Sr. 91st-106th 1969-2001 MO 1st D
Clay, William Lacy, Jr. 107th- 2001- MO 1st D
Clayton, Eva M.d 102nd-107th 1992-2003 NC 1st D
Cleaver, Emanuel 109th- 2005- MO 5th D
Clyburn, James E. 103rd- 1993- SC 6th D
Collins, Barbara-Rose 102nd-104th 1991-1997 MI 15th D
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Name Congress(es) Years State District* Party
Collins, Cardisse 93rd-104th 1973-1997 IL 7th D
Collins, George W.f 91st-92nd 1970-1972 IL 6th D
Conyers, John, Jr. 89th- 1965- MI 14th D
Crockett, George W.g 96th-101st 1980-1991 MI 13th D
Cummings, Elijah E.h 104th- 1996- MD 7th D
Davis, Artur 108th- 2003- AL 7th D
Davis, Danny K. 105th- 1997- IL 7th D
Dawson, William L.i 78th-91st 1943-1970 IL 1st D
DeLarge, Robert C.j 42nd 1871-1873 SC 2nd R
Dellums, Ronald V. 92nd-105th 1971-1998 CA 8th D
DePriest, Oscar S. 71st-73rd 1929-1935 IL 1st R
Diggs, Charles C., Jr.k 84th-96th 1955-1980 MI 13th D
Dixon, Julian C.l 96th-106th 1979-2000 CA 32nd D
Dymally, Mervyn M. 97th-102nd 1981-1993 CA 31st D
Elliott, Robert B.m 42nd-43rd 1871-1874 SC 3rd R
Espy, Albert M. (Mike)n 100th-103rd 1987-1993 MS 2nd D
Evans, Melvin H. 96th 1979-1981 VI AL R
Fattah, Chaka 104th- 1995- PA 2nd D
Fauntroy, Walter E.o 92nd-101st 1971-1991 DC AL D
Fields, Cleo 103rd-104th 1993-1997 LA 4th D
Flake, Floyd H. 100th-105th 1987-1997 NY 6th D
Ford, Harold E., Jr. 105th- 1997- TN 9th D
Ford, Harold E., Sr. 94th-104th 1975-1997 TN 9th D
Franks, Gary A. 102nd-104th 1991-1997 CT 5th R
Frazer, Victor O. 104th 1995 VI AL D
Gray, William H., IIIp 96th-102nd 1979-1991 PA 2nd D
Green, Al 109th- 2005- TX 9th D
Hall, Katie B.q 97th-98th 1982-1985 IN 1st D
Haralson, Jeremiah 44th 1875-1877 AL 1st R
Hastings, Alcee L. 103rd- 1993- FL 23rd D
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Name Congress(es) Years State District* Party
Hawkins, Augustus F. 88th-101st 1963-1991 CA 29th D
Hayes, Charles A.r 98th-102nd 1983-1993 IL 1st D
Hilliard, Earl F. 103rd-107th 1993-2003 AL 7th D
Hyman, John Adams 44th 1875-1877 NC 2nd R
Jackson, Jesse L., Jr.s 104th- 1995- IL 2nd D
Jackson Lee, Sheila 104th- 1995- TX 18th D
Jefferson, William J. 102nd- 1991- LA 2nd D
Johnson, Eddie Bernice 103rd- 1993- TX 30th D
Jones, Stephanie Tubbs 106th- 1999- OH 11th D
Jordan, Barbara C. 93rd-95th 1973-1979 TX 18th D
Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. 105th- 1997- MI 15th, 13th D
Langston, John M.t 51st 1890-1891 VA 4th R
Lee, Barbarau 105th- 1998- CA 9th D
Leland, George T. (Mickey)v 96th-101st 1979-1989 TX 18th D
Lewis, John R. 100th- 1987- GA 5th D
Long, Jefferson F.w 41st 1870-1871 GA 4th R
Lynch, John R.x 43rd-44th
47th
1873-1877
1882-1883
MS 7th R
McKinney, Cynthia A. 103rd- 107th
109th
1993-2003
2005-
GA 4th D
Majette, Denise L. 108th 2003-2005 GA 4th D
Meek, Carrie P. 103rd-107th 1993-2003 FL 17th D
Meek, Kendrick 108th- 2003- FL 17th D
Meeks, Gregoryy 105th- 1998- NY 6th D
Metcalfe, Ralph H.z 92nd-95th 1971-1978 IL 1st D
Mfume, Kweisiaa 100th-104th 1987-1996 MD 7th D
Millender-McDonald,
Juanitaab
104th- 1996- CA 37th D
Miller, Thomas E.ac 51st 1890-1891 SC 7th R
Mitchell, Arthur W. 74th-77th 1935-1943 IL 1st D
Mitchell, Parren J. 92nd-99th 1971-1987 MD 7th D
Moore, Gwen 109th 2005- WI 4th D
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Name Congress(es) Years State District* Party
Murray, George W.ad 53rd-54th 1893-1895
1896-1897
SC 7th R
Nash, Charles E. 44th 1875-1877 LA 6th R
Nix, Robert N.C., Sr.ae 85th-95th 1958-1979 PA 2nd D
Norton, Eleanor Holmes 102nd- 1991- DC AL D
O’Hara, James E. 48th-49th 1883-1887 NC 2nd R
Owens, Major R. 98th- 1983- NY 11th D
Payne, Donald M. 101st- 1989- NJ 10th D
Powell, Adam C.,Jr.af 79th-89th
91st
1945-1967
1969-1971
NY 18th D
Rainey, Joseph H.ag 41st-45th 1870-1879 SC 1st R
Rangel, Charles B. 92nd- 1971- NY 15th D
Ransier, Alonzo J. 43rd 1873-1875 SC 2nd R
Rapier, James T. 43rd 1873-1875 AL 2nd R
Reynolds, Melvin J.ah 103rd-104th 1993-1995 IL 2nd D
Rush, Bobby L. 103rd- 1993- IL 1st D
Savage, Gus 97th-102nd 1981-1993 IL 2nd D
Scott, David 108th- 2003- GA 13th D
Scott, Robert C. 103rd- 1993- VA 3rd D
Smalls, Robertai 44th-45th
47th
48th-49th
1875-1879
1882-1883
1884-1887
SC 5th R
Stewart, Bennett M. 96th 1979-1981 IL 1st D
Stokes, Louis 91st-105th 1969-1999 OH 21st D
Thompson, Bennie G.aj 103rd- 1993- MS 2nd D
Towns, Edolphus 98th- 1983- NY 10th D
Tucker, Walter R.ak 103rd-104th 1993-1995 CA 37th D
Turner, Benjamin S. 42nd 1871-1873 AL 1st R
Waldon, Alton R., Jr.al 99th 1986-1987 NY 6th D
Walls, Josiah T.am 42nd
43rd
44th
1871-1873
1873-1875
1875-1876
FL AL R
Washington, Craig A.an 101st-103rd 1989-1995 TX 18th D
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Name Congress(es) Years State District* Party
Washington, Harold D.ao 97th-98th 1981-1983 IL 1st D
Waters, Maxine 102nd- 1991- CA 35th D
Watson, Diane E.ap 107th - 2001- CA 32nd, 33rd D
Watt, Melvin L. 103rd- 1993- NC 12th D
Watts, J.C., Jr. 104th-107th 1995-2003 OK 4th R
Wheat, Alan D. 98th-103rd 1983-1995 MO 5th D
White, George H. 55th-58th 1897-1901 NC 2nd R
Wynn, Albert R. 103rd- 1993- MD 4th D
Young, Andrew J.aq 93rd-95th 1973-1977 GA 5th D
* The number noted for a Member’s congressional district is that which is now assigned to it or was
assigned to it when he or she was last in Congress. “AL” indicates that the Member served atlarge.
a. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. William Gray; seated on Nov. 13,
1991.
b. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Frank Ballance, seated on July 21,
2004.
c. First black woman elected to Congress and first black female presidential candidate, 1972.
d. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. Walter Jones; took office on Nov. 5, 1992.
e. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Rep. George W. Collins; seated on
June 7, 1973.
f. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. Daniel J. Ronan; seated on Nov. 16, 1970.
He was subsequently killed in an airplane crash on Dec. 8, 1972.
g. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Charles C. Diggs, Jr.; seated on Nov.
12, 1980.
h. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Kweisi Mfume; seated on Apr. 25,
1996.
i. Died on Nov. 9, 1970.
j. Seat declared vacant on January 24, 1873, after Rep. Robert DeLarge’s election was successfully
contested.
k. Resigned from office on June 3, 1980.
l. Died on Dec. 8, 2000.
m. Resigned from office, effective Nov. 1, 1874.
n. Resigned from office on Jan. 25, 1993, to become Secretary of Agriculture.
o. Delegate from the District of Columbia. Elected in a special election and sworn in on Apr. 19,
1971.
p. Resigned from office on Sept. 11, 1991.
q. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. Adam Benjamin; seated on Nov. 29, 1982.
r. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Harold Washington; seated on Sept.
12, 1983.
s. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Mel Reynolds; seated on Dec. 14,
1995.
t. Successfully contested the election of Rep. Edward C. Venable and served from Sept. 23, 1890, to
Mar. 3, 1891.
u. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Ronald Dellums; seated on Apr. 20,
1998.
v. Died in a plane crash on Aug. 7, 1989, while in Ethiopia on a fact-finding tour investigating hunger
among refugees.
w. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the House declaring that Rep. Samuel Gove was not entitled
to his seat; served from Dec. 22, 1870, to Mar. 3, 1871.
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x. Successfully contested the election of Rep. James R. Chalmers to the 47th Congress; served from
Apr. 29, 1882, to Mar. 3, 1883.
y. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Floyd Flake; seated on Feb. 5, 1998.
z. Died on Oct. 10, 1978.
aa. Resigned from office on Feb. 16, 1996.
ab. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Walter Tucker; seated on Apr. 16,
1996.
ac. Successfully contested an election; served from Sept. 24, 1890, to Mar. 3, 1891.
ad. Successfully contested an election; served from June 4, 1896, to Mar. 3, 1897.
ae. First elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Earl Chudoff; seated on June 4,
1958.
af. Elected to the 90th Congress, but excluded and not seated. Reelected to the seat vacated by his
exclusion, but never took the oath of office. Reelected to the 91st Congress and seated.
Defeated for renomination to the 92nd Congress in 1970.
ag. First black Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Elected to the 41st Congress to fill the
vacancy caused by the House declaring the seat of Rep. Benjamin Whittemore vacant. Seated
on Dec. 12, 1870.
ah. Resigned from office on Oct. 1, 1995.
ai. Successfully contested an election and seated in the 47th Congress on July 19, 1882. Subsequently
elected to the 48th-49th Congresses; first elected to the 48th Congress to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Rep. Edmund Mackey; seated on Mar. 18, 1884.
aj. Elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Mike Espy; seated on Apr. 20, 1993.
ak. Resigned from office on Dec. 15, 1995.
al. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. Joseph Addabbo; seated on July 29, 1986.
am. Served from Mar. 4, 1871, until January 29, 1873, when seat was lost to Rep. Silas L. Niblack,
who successfully challenged his election. Served from Mar. 4, 1875, until Apr. 19, 1876, when
seat was lost to Rep. Jesse J. Finley, who successfully challenged his election.
an. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. Mickey Leland; seated on Dec. 9, 1989.
ao. Resigned on Apr. 29, 1983, to become Mayor of Chicago, IL.
ap. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Rep. Julian Dixon; seated on June 7, 2001.
aq. Resigned his seat on Jan. 29, 1977, to become U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
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Table 3. Number and Names of Black Members of Congress, by Congress
No. Chamber Names
109th Congress (2005-2007)
42 House Sanford D. Bishop,Jr.
Corrine Brown
G.K. Butterfield
Julia M. Carson
Donna Christian-
Christensen
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
Emanuel Cleaver
James E. Clyburn
John Conyers, Jr.
Elijah E. Cummings
Artur Davis
Danny K. Davis
Chaka Fattah
Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Al Green
Alcee L. Hastings
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Sheila Jackson Lee
William J. Jefferson
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Carolyn Cheeks
Kilpatrick
Barbara Lee
John Lewis
Cynthia McKinney
Kendrick Meek
Gregory W. Meeks
Juanita Millender-
McDonald
Gwen Moore
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Major R. Owens
Donald M. Payne
Charles B. Rangel
Bobby L. Rush
David Scott
Robert C. Scott
Bennie G. Thompson
Edolphus Towns
Maxine Waters
Diane E. Watson
Melvin L. Watt
Albert R. Wynn
1 Senate Barack Obama
108th Congress (2003-2005)a
39 House Frank W. Ballance, Jr.b
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
G.K. Butterfield
Corrine Brown
Julia M. Carson
Donna Christian-
Christensen
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
James E. Clyburn
John Conyers, Jr.
Elijah E. Cummings
Artur Davis
Danny K. Davis
Chaka Fattah
Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Alcee L. Hastings
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Sheila Jackson Lee
William J. Jefferson
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Carolyn Cheeks
Kilpatrick
Barbara Lee
John Lewis
Kendrick Meek
Gregory W. Meeks
Juanita Millender-
McDonald
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Major R. Owens
Donald M. Payne
Charles B. Rangel
Bobby L. Rush
David Scott
Robert C. Scott
Bennie G. Thompson
Edolphus Towns
Maxine Waters
Diane E. Watson
Melvin L. Watt
Albert R. Wynn
Senate None
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No. Chamber Names
107th Congress (2001-2003)c
39 House Sanford D. Bishop Jr.
Corrine Brown
Julia Carson
Donna Christian-
Christensen
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
Eva M. Clayton
James E. Clyburn
John Conyers, Jr.
Elijah E. Cummings
Danny K. Davis
Chaka Fattah
Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Alcee L. Hastings
Earl Hilliard
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Sheila Jackson Lee
William J. Jefferson
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Carolyn Cheeks
Kilpatrick
Barbara Lee
John Lewis
Cynthia A. McKinney
Carrie P. Meek
Gregory W. Meeks
Juanita Millender-
McDonald
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Major R. Owens
Donald M. Payne
Charles B. Rangel
Bobby L. Rush
Robert C. Scott
Bennie G. Thompson
Edolphus Towns
Maxine Waters
Diane E. Watson
Melvin L. Watt
J.C. Watts, Jr.
Albert R. Wynn
Senate None
106th Congress (1999-2001)
39 House Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
Corrine Brown
Julia M. Carson
Donna Christian-
Christensen
William L. Clay, Sr.
Eva M. Clayton
James E. Clyburn
John Conyers, Jr.
Elijah Cummings
Danny K. Davis
Julian C. Dixond
Chaka Fattah
Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Alcee L. Hastings
Earl Hilliard
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Sheila Jackson Lee
William J. Jefferson
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Carolyn Cheeks
Kilpatrick
Barbara Lee
John Lewis
Cynthia A. McKinney
Carrie P. Meek
Gregory W. Meeks
Juanita Millender-
McDonald
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Major R. Owens
Donald M. Payne
Charles B. Rangel
Bobby L. Rush
Robert C. Scott
Bennie G. Thompson
Edolphus Towns
Maxine Waters
Melvin L. Watt
J.C. Watts, Jr.
Albert R. Wynn
Senate None
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No. Chamber Names
105th Congress (1997-1999)e
39 House Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
Corrine Brown
Julia M. Carson
Donna M. Christian-
Green
William L. Clay, Sr.
Eva M. Clayton
James E. Clyburn
John Conyers, Jr.
Elijah Cummings
Danny K. Davis
Ronald V. Dellumsf
Julian C. Dixon
Chaka Fattah
Floyd Flakeg
Harold E. Ford, Jr.
Alcee L. Hastings
Earl Hilliard
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Sheila Jackson Lee
William J. Jefferson
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Carolyn Cheeks
Kilpatrick
Barbara Lee
John Lewis
Cynthia A. McKinney
Carrie P. Meek
Gregory W. Meeks
Juanita Millender-
McDonald
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Major R. Owens
Donald M. Payne
Charles B. Rangel
Bobby Rush
Robert Scott
Louis Stokes
Bennie G. Thompson
Edolphus Towns
Maxine Waters
Melvin L. Watt
J.C. Watts, Jr.
Albert R. Wynn
1 Senate Carol Moseley-Braun
104th Congress (1995-1997)h
40 House Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
Corrine Brown
William L. Clay, Sr.
Eva M. Clayton
James E. Clyburn
Barbara-Rose Collins
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
Elijah E. Cummings
Ronald V. Dellums
Julian C. Dixon
Chaka Fattah
Cleo Fields
Floyd H. Flake
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
Gary Franks
Victor Frazer
Alcee L. Hastings
Earl F. Hilliard
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
William J. Jefferson
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Sheila Jackson Lee
John Lewis
Cynthia A. McKinney
Carrie P. Meek
Kweisi Mfumei
Juanita Millender-
McDonald
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Major R. Owens
Donald M. Payne
Charles B. Rangel
Melvin J. Reynoldsj
Bobby L. Rush
Robert Scott
Louis Stokes
Bennie G. Thompson
Edolphus Towns
Walter Tuckerk
Maxine Waters
Melvin L. Watt
J.C. Watts, Jr.
Albert R. Wynn
1 Senate Carol Moseley-Braun
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No. Chamber Names
103rd Congress (1993-1995)l
39 House Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
Lucien Blackwell
Corrine Brown
William L. Clay, Sr.
Eva M. Clayton
James E. Clyburn
Barbara-Rose Collins
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
Ronald V. Dellums
Julian C. Dixon
Mike Espym
Cleo Fields
Floyd H. Flake
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
Gary Franks
Earl F. Hilliard
Alcee L. Hastings
William J. Jefferson
Eddie Bernice Johnson
John Lewis
Cynthia A. McKinney
Carrie P. Meek
Kweisi Mfume
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Major R. Owens
Donald M. Payne
Charles B. Rangel
Melvin J. Reynolds
Bobby L. Rush
Robert Scott
Louis Stokes
Bennie G. Thompson
Edolphus Towns
Walter Tucker
Craig Washington
Maxine Waters
Melvin L. Watt
Alan D. Wheat
Albert R. Wynn
1 Senate Carol Moseley-Braun
102nd Congress (1991-1993)n
27 House Lucien Blackwell
William L. Clay, Sr.
Eva M. Clayton
Barbara-Rose Collins
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
Ronald V. Dellums
Julian C. Dixon
Mervyn M. Dymally
Mike Espy
Floyd H. Flake
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
Gary Franks
William Gray, IIIo
Charles A. Hayes
William J. Jefferson
John Lewis
Kweisi Mfume
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Major R. Owens
Donald M. Payne
Charles B. Rangel
Gus Savage
Louis Stokes
Edolphus Towns
Craig A. Washington
Maxine Waters
Alan D. Wheat
Senate None
101st Congress (1989-1991)p
24 House William L. Clay, Sr.
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
George Crockett
Ronald V. Dellums
Julian C. Dixon
Mervyn M. Dymally
Mike Espy
Walter E. Fauntroy
Floyd H. Flake
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
William H. Gray, III
Augustus F. Hawkins
Charles A. Hayes
Mickey Lelandq
John Lewis
Kweisi Mfume
Major R. Owens
Donald M. Payne
Charles B. Rangel
Gus Savage
Louis Stokes
Edolphus Towns
Craig A. Washington
Alan D. Wheat
Senate None
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No. Chamber Names
100th Congress (1987-1989)
23 House William L. Clay, Sr.
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
George W. Crockett
Ronald V. Dellums
Julian C. Dixon
Mervyn M. Dymally
Mike Espy
Walter E. Fauntroy
Floyd H. Flake
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
William H. Gray, III
Augustus F. Hawkins
Charles A. Hayes
Mickey Leland
John Lewis
Kweisi Mfume
Major R. Owens
Charles B. Rangel
Gus Savage
Louis Stokes
Edolphus Towns
Alan D. Wheat
Senate None
99th Congress (1985-1987)
21 House William L. Clay, Sr.
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
George W. Crockett
Ronald V. Dellums
Julian C. Dixon
Mervyn M. Dymally
Walter E. Fauntroy
Harold E. Ford Sr.
William H. Gray, III
Augustus F. Hawkins
Charles A. Hayes
Mickey Leland
Parren J. Mitchell
Major R. Owens
Charles B. Rangel
Gus Savage
Louis Stokes
Edolphus Towns
Alton Waldon, Jr.
Alan D. Wheat
Senate None
98th Congress (1983-1985)r
21 House William L. Clay, Sr.
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
George W. Crockett
Ronald V. Dellums
Julian C. Dixon
Mervyn M. Dymally
Walter E. Fauntroy
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
William H. Gray, III
Katie Hall
Augustus F. Hawkins
Charles A. Hayes
Mickey Leland
Parren J. Mitchell
Major R. Owens
Charles B. Rangel
Gus Savage
Louis Stokes
Edolphus Towns
Harold D. Washingtons
Alan D. Wheat
Senate None
97th Congress (1981-1983)
19 House Shirley A. Chisholm
William L. Clay Sr.
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
George W. Crockett
Ronald V. Dellums
Julian C. Dixon
Mervyn M. Dymally
Walter E. Fauntroy
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
William H. Gray, III
Katie B. Hall
Augustus F. Hawkins
Mickey Leland
Parren J. Mitchell
Charles R. Rangel
Gus Savage
Louis Stokes
Harold D. Washington
Senate None
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No. Chamber Names
96th Congress (1979-1981)t
17 House Shirley A. Chisholm
William L. Clay, Sr.
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
George W. Crockett
Ronald V. Dellums
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.u
Julian C. Dixon
Melvin H. Evans
Walter E. Fauntroy
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
William H. Gray, III
Augustus F. Hawkins
Mickey Leland
Parren J. Mitchell
Charles B. Rangel
Bennett M. Stewart
Louis Stokes
Senate None
95th Congress (1977-1979)
17 House Yvonne B. Burke
Shirley A. Chisholm
William L. Clay, Sr.
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
Ronald V. Dellums
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Walter E. Fauntroy
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
Augustus F. Hawkins
Barbara C. Jordan
Ralph H. Metcalfe
Parren J. Mitchell
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
Charles B. Rangel
Louis Stokes
Andrew J. Young
1 Senate Edward W. Brooke
94th Congress (1975-1977)
17 House Yvonne B. Burke
Shirley A. Chisholm
William L. Clay, Sr.
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
Ronald V. Dellums
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Walter E. Fauntroy
Harold E. Ford, Sr.
Augustus F. Hawkins
Barbara C. Jordan
Ralph W. Metcalfe
Parren J. Mitchell
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
Charles B. Rangel
Louis Stokes
Andrew J. Young
1 Senate Edward W. Brooke
93rd Congress (1973-1975)
16 House Yvonne B. Burke
Shirley A. Chisholm
William L. Clay, Sr.
Cardiss Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
Ronald V. Dellums
Charles C. Diggs ,Jr.
Walter E. Fauntroy
Augustus F. Hawkins
Barbara C. Jordan
Ralph H. Metcalfe
Parren J. Mitchell
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
Charles B. Rangel
Louis Stokes
Andrew J. Young
1 Senate Edward W. Brooke
92nd Congress (1971-1973)
13 House Shirley A. Chisholm
William L. Clay, Sr.
George W. Collins
John Conyers, Jr.
Ronald V. Dellums
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Walter E. Fauntroy
Augustus F. Hawkins
Ralph H. Metcalfe
Parren J. Mitchell
Robert N.C. Nix,Sr.
Charles B. Rangel
Louis Stokes
1 Senate Edward W. Brooke
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No. Chamber Names
91st Congress (1969-1971)
10 House Shirley A. Chisholm
William L. Clay, Sr.
George W. Collins
Augustus F. Hawkins
John Conyers, Jr.
William L. Dawson
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Robert N.C. Nix
Adam C. Powell, Jr.
Louis Stokes
1 Senate Edward W. Brooke
90th Congress (1967-1969)v
5 House John Conyers, Jr.
William L. Dawson
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Augustus F. Hawkins
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
1 Senate Edward W. Brooke
89th Congress (1965-1967)
6 House John Conyers, Jr.
William L. Dawson
Charles Diggs, Jr.
Augustus F. Hawkins
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
Adam Clayton Powell
Senate None
88th Congress (1963-1965)
5 House: William L. Dawson
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Augustus F. Hawkins
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
Adam C. Powell, Jr.
Senate None
85th - 87th Congresses (1957-1963)
4 House William L. Dawson
Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
Adam C. Powell, Jr.
Senate None
84th Congress (1955-1957)
3 House William L. Dawson Charles C. Diggs, Jr. Adam C. Powell, Jr.
79th - 83rd Congresses (1945-1955)
2 House William L. Dawson Adam C. Powell, Jr.
Senate None
78th Congress (1943-1945)
1 House William L. Dawson
Senate None
74th - 77th Congresses (1935-1943)
1 House Arthur W. Mitchell
Senate None
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No. Chamber Names
71st - 73rd Congresses (1929-1935)
1 House Oscar S. DePriest
Senate None
57th - 70th Congresses (1901-1929)
House None
Senate None
55th - 56th Congresses (1897-1901)
1 House George H. White
Senate None
53rd - 54th Congresses (1893-1897)
1 House George W. Murray
Senate None
52nd Congress (1891-1893)
1 House Henry P. Cheatham
Senate None
51st Congress (1889-1891)
3 House Henry P. Cheatham John M. Langston Thomas E. Miller
Senate None
50th Congress (1887-1889)
House None
Senate None
48th - 49th Congresses (1883-1887)
2 House James E. O’Hara Robert Smalls
Senate None
47th Congress (1881-1883)
2 House John R. Lynch Robert Smalls
Senate None
46th Congress (1879-1881)
House None
1 Senate Blanche K. Bruce
CRS-53
No. Chamber Names
45th Congress (1877-1879)
3 House Richard H. Cain Joseph H. Rainey Robert Smalls
1 Senate Blanche K. Bruce
44th Congress (1875-1877)
7 House Jeremiah Haralson
John A. Hyman
John R. Lynch
Charles E. Nash
Joseph H. Rainey
Robert Smalls
Josiah T. Wallsw
1 Senate Blanche K. Bruce
43rd Congress (1873-1875)
7 House Richard H. Cain
Robert B. Elliottx
John R. Lynch
Joseph H. Rainey
Alonzo J. Ransier
James T. Rapier
Josiah T. Wallsw
Senate None
42nd Congress (1871-1873)
5 House Robert C. DeLargey
Robert B. Elliott
Joseph H. Rainey
Benjamin S. Turner
Josiah T. Walls
Senate None
41st Congress (1869-1871)z
2 House Jefferson F. Long Joseph H. Rainey
1 Senate Hiram R. Revels
a. Although 40 black individuals were elected to the House for the 108th Congress, 39 was the highest number to
serve at any one time. Rep. Frank Ballance resigned and was replaced by Rep. G. K. Butterfield.
b. Resigned on June 11, 2004.
c. Although 40 black individuals were elected to the House for the 107th Congress, 39 was the highest number to serve
at any one time. Rep. Julian Dixon, who was reelected to the 107th Congress, died before the commencement of
the Congress and was later replaced by Rep. Diane Watson.
d. Died on Dec. 8, 2000.
e. Although 41black individuals were elected to the House in the 105th Congress, 39 was the highest number to serve at
any one time. Rep. Floyd Flake resigned and was replaced by Rep. Gregory Meeks, and Rep. Ron Dellums
resigned and was replaced by Rep. Barbara Lee.
f. Resigned on Feb. 6, 1998.
g. Resigned on Nov. 15, 1997.
h. Although 43 black individuals were elected to the House in the 104th Congress, 40 was the highest number to serve
at any one time. Rep. Melvin J. Reynolds resigned and was replaced by Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.; Rep. Walter
Tucker resigned and was replaced by Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald; and Rep. Kweisi Mfume resigned and
was replaced by Rep. Elijah Cummings.
i. Resigned on Feb. 16, 1996.
j. Resigned on Oct. 1, 1995.
k. Resigned on Dec. 15, 1995.
l. Although 40 black individuals were elected to the House in the 103rd Congress, 39 was the largest number to serve
at any one time. Rep. Mike Espy resigned and was replaced by Rep. Bennie Thompson.
m. Resigned on Jan. 25, 1993, to become Secretary of Agriculture.
CRS-54
n. Although 28 black individuals were elected to the House in the 102nd Congress, 27 was the largest number to serve
at any one time. Rep. William Gray resigned and was replaced by Rep. Lucien Blackwell.
o. Resigned on Sept. 11, 1991.
p. Although 25 black individuals were elected to the House in the 101st Congress, 24 was the largest number to serve at
any one time. Rep. Mickey Leland, who was killed in an airplane crash was replaced by Rep. Craig Washington.
q. Died Aug. 2, 1989.
r. Although 22 black individuals were elected to the House in the 98th Congress, 21 was the largest number to serve at
any one time. Rep. Harold Washington resigned and was replaced by Rep. Charles Hayes.
s. Resigned on April 29, 1983.
t. Although 18 individuals were elected to the House in the 96th Congress, 17 was the largest number to serve at any one
time. Rep. Charles Diggs, Jr. resigned and was replaced by Rep. George Crockett.
u. Resigned on June 3, 1980.
v. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was reelected to the 90th Congress, but never took his seat.
w. Resigned from Congress on Jan. 29, 1873, and on April 19, 1876, after his election was successfully contested
during two different Congresses.
x. Resigned from Congress on Nov. 1, 1874.
y. His seat was declared vacant on Jan. 24, 1873, after his election was successfully contested.
z. There were no black Members of the U.S. Congress until 1870, the 41st Congress, 2nd session.
CRS-55
Table 4. Number and Names of Black Members
of Congress, by State
State Number Names Years of
Service
Alabama 5 Benjamin S. Turner
James T. Rapier
Jeremiah Haralson
Earl F. Hilliard
Artur Davis
1871-1873
1873-1875
1875-1877
1993-2003
2003-
California 10 Augustus F. Hawkins
Ronald V. Dellums
Yvonne B. Burke
Julian C. Dixon
Mervyn M. Dymally
Maxine Waters
Walter R. Tucker
Juanita Millender-McDonald
Barbara Lee
Diane Watson
1963-1991
1971-1998
1973-1979
1979-2000
1981-1993
1991-
1993-1995
1996-
1998-
2001-
Connecticut 1 Gary A. Franks 1991-1997
District of
Columbia
2 Walter E. Fauntroy
Eleanor Holmes Norton
1971-1991
1991-
Florida 5 Josiah T. Walls
Alcee L. Hastings
Corrine Brown
Carrie P. Meek
Kendrick Meek
1871-1876
1993-
1993-
1993-2003
2003-
Georgia 7 Jefferson F. Long
Andrew J. Young
John R. Lewis
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
Cynthia A. McKinney
Denise L. Majette
David Scott
1870-1871
1973-1977
1987-
1993-
1993-2003,
2005-
2003-2005
2003-
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State Number Names Years of
Service
Illinois 16 Oscar S. DePriest
Arthur W. Mitchell
William L. Dawson
George W. Collins
Ralph H. Metcalfe
Cardiss Collins
Bennett M. Stewart
Gus Savage
Harold D. Washington
Charles A. Hayes
Carol Moseley-Brauna
Melvin J. Reynolds
Bobby L. Rush
Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Danny K. Davis
Barack O bamaa
1929-1935
1935-1943
1943-1970
1970-1972
1971-1978
1973-1997
1979-1981
1981-1993
1981-1983
1983-1993
1993-1999
1993-1995
1993-
1995-
1997-
2005-
Indiana 2 Katie B. Hall
Julia Carson
1982-1985
1997-
Louisiana 3 Charles E. Nash
William J. Jefferson
Cleo Fields
1875-1877
1991-
1993-1997
Maryland 4 Parren J. Mitchell
Kweisi Mfume
Albert R. Wynn
Elijah E. Cummings
1971-1987
1987-1996
1993-
1996-
Massachusetts 1 Edward W. Brookea 1967-1979
Michigan 5 Charles C. Diggs, Jr.
John Conyers, Jr.
George W. Crockett
Barbara-Rose Collins
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
1955-1980
1965-
1980-1991
1991-1997
1997-
Mississippi 5 Hiram R. Revelsa
John R. Lynch
Blanche K. Brucea
Albert M. (Mike) Espy
Bennie G. Thompson
1870-1871
1873-1877
1882-1883
1875-1881
1987-1993
1993-
Missouri 4 William L. Clay, Sr.
Alan D. Wheat
William Lacy Clay, Jr.
Emanuel Cleaver
1969-2001
1983-1995
2001-
2005-
New Jersey 1 Donald M. Payne 1989-
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State Number Names Years of
Service
New York 8 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Shirley A. Chisholm
Charles B. Rangel
Major R. Owens
Edolphus Towns
Alton R. Waldon, Jr.
Floyd H. Flake
Gregory Meeks
1945-1967
1969-1971
1969-1983
1971-
1983-
1983-
1986-1987
1987-1997
1998-
North Carolina 8 John A. Hyman
James E. O’Hara
Henry P. Cheatham
George H. White
Eva M. Clayton
Melvin L. Watt
Frank W. Ballance, Jr.
G. K. Butterfield
1875-1877
1883-1887
1889-1893
1897-1901
1992-2003
1993-
2003-2004
2004-
Ohio 2 Louis Stokes
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
1969-1999
1999-
Oklahoma 1 J.C. Watts, Jr. 1995-2003
Pennsylvania 4 Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.
William H. Gray, III
Lucien E. Blackwell
Chaka Fattah
1958-1979
1979-1991
1991-1995
1995-
South Carolina 9 Joseph H. Rainey
Robert C. DeLarge
Robert B. Elliott
Richard H. Cain
Alonzo J. Ransier
Robert Smalls
Thomas E. Miller
George W. Murray
James E. Clyburn
1870-1879
1871-1873
1871-1874
1873-1875
1877-1879
1873-1875
1875-1879
1882-1883
1884-1887
1890-1891
1893-1895
1896-1897
1993-
Tennessee 2 Harold E. Ford, Sr.
Harold E. Ford, Jr.
1975-1997
1997-
Texas 6 Barbara C. Jordan
George T. (Mickey) Leland
Craig A. Washington
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Sheila Jackson Lee
Al Green
1973-1979
1979-1989
1991-1995
1993-
1995-
2005-
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State Number Names Years of
Service
Virginia 2 John M. Langston
Robert C. Scott
1890-1891
1993-
Virgin Islands 3 Melvin H. Evans
Victor O. Frazer
Donna M. Christian-Christensen
1979-1981
1995-1997
1997-
Wisconsin 1 Gwen Moore 2005-
a. Serves/Served in the Senate.
CRS-59
Table 5. Number of Black Members in the U.S. Congress,
41st-109th Congresses (1870-2005)
Congress Year
Total Black
Members of
Congress
Black
Members of
Housea
Black
Members of
Senate
41st 1869-1871 3 2 1
42nd 1871-1873 5 5 -
43rd 1873-1875 7 7 -
44th 1875-1877 8 7 1
45th 1877-1879 4 3 1
46th 1879-1881 1 - 1
47th 1881-1883 2 2 -
48th 1883-1885 2 2 -
49th 1885-1887 2 2 -
50th 1887-1889 - - -
51st 1889-1891 3 3 -
52nd 1891-1893 1 1 -
53rd 1893-1895 1 1 -
54th 1895-1897 1 1 -
55th 1897-1899 1 1 -
56th 1899-1901 1 1 -
57th 1901-1903 - - -
58th 1903-1905 - - -
59th 1905-1907 - - -
60th 1907-1909 - - -
61st 1909-1911 - - -
62nd 1911-1913 - - -
63rd 1913-1915 - - -
64th 1915-1917 - - -
65th 1917-1919 - - -
66th 1919-1921 - - -
67th 1921-1923 - - -
CRS-60
Congress Year
Total Black
Members of
Congress
Black
Members of
Housea
Black
Members of
Senate
68th 1923-1925 - - -
69th 1925-1927 - - -
70th 1927-1929 - - -
71st 1929-1931 1 1 -
72nd 1931-1933 1 1 -
73rd 1933-1935 1 1 -
74th 1935-1937 1 1 -
75th 1937-1939 1 1 -
76th 1939-1941 1 1 -
77th 1941-1943 1 1 -
78th 1943-1945 1 1 -
79th 1945-1947 2 2 -
80th 1947-1949 2 2 -
81st 1949-1951 2 2 -
82nd 1951-1953 2 2 -
83rd 1953-1955 2 2 -
84th 1955-1957 3 3 -
85th 1957-1959 4 4 -
86th 1959-1961 4 4 -
87th 1961-1963 4 4 -
88th 1963-1965 5 5 -
89th 1965-1967 6 6 -
90th 1967-1969 6 5 1
91st 1969-1971 11 10 1
92nd 1971-1973 14 13 1
93rd 1973-1975 17 16 1
94th 1975-1977 18 17 1
95th 1977-1979 18 17 1
96th 1979-1981 17 17 -
CRS-61
Congress Year
Total Black
Members of
Congress
Black
Members of
Housea
Black
Members of
Senate
97th 1981-1983 19 19 -
98th 1983-1985 21 21 -
99th 1985-1987 21 21 -
100th 1987-1989 23 23 -
101st 1989-1991 24 24 -
102nd 1991-1993 27 27 -
103rd 1993-1995 40 39 1
104th 1995-1997 41 40 1
105th 1997-1999 40 39 1
106th 1999-2001 39 39 0
107th 2001-2003 39 39 0
108th 2001-2003 39 39 0
109th 2003-2005 43 42 1
a. The numbers here reflect the highest number of black Members to serve in the House at any one
time during a Congress. For example, a record number of 43 black Members was elected to the
104th Congress, but only 40 served at any one time during that Congress.
John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) holds the record for length of service by a black
Member (40 years). He was first elected to the 89th Congress and has served since
January 3, 1965.
Eighteen black Members were first elected to fill vacancies in the House. They
include Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL, 1973-1997), who was elected to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Representative George Collins (D-IL,
1970-1972). The others were Representatives Eva Clayton (D-NC), Katie Hall (DIN),
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. (D-PA), George Collins (D-IL), Charles Hayes (D-IL),
Bennett Stewart (D-IL), George W. Crockett, Jr. (D-MI), Lucien Blackwell (D-PA),
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Craig
Washington (D-TX), Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Alton Waldon, Jr. (D-NY), Gregory
Meeks (D-NY), Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA), Diane Watson (D-CA), and
G.K. Butterfield (D-NC). All of these Members, except Representatives Stewart and
Walden, were subsequently elected to additional terms.

Female Members
Fourteen black women serve in the 109th Congress, all in the House. A record
number of 15 black women served in the 107th Congress, all in the House. A total
of 24 black women have served in Congress. The first was Representative Shirley
Chisholm (D-NY, 1969-1983). Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL, 1993-1999) is
the only black woman to have served in the Senate. The black female Members of
the 109th Congress include Delegates Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Donna
Christian-Christensen (D-VI) and Representatives Maxine Waters (D-CA), Corinne
Brown (D-FL), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Barbara
Lee (D-CA), Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA), Julia Carson (D-IN), Carolyn
Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI), Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH), Diane Watson (D-CA),
Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), and Gwen Moore (D-WI). The other black female
Members are Cardiss Collins (D-IL, 1973-1997), Barbara-Rose Collins (D-MI, 1991-
1997), Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (D-CA, 1973-1979), Katie Hall (D-IN, 1982-1985),
Barbara Jordan (D-TX, 1973-1979), Eva Clayton (D-NC, 1992-2003), Carrie Meek
(D-FL, 1993-2003), and Denise Majette (D-GA, 2003-2005).
Relationships
Three incumbent black Members, all serving in the 109th Congress, are the sons
of former Members: Representative William Lacy Clay Jr. (D-MO), the son of
Representative William L. Clay Sr. (D-MO, 1969-2001), Representative Harold Ford
Jr. (D-TN, 1997-present), the son of Representative Harold Ford Sr. (D-TN, 1975-
1997), and Representative Kendrick Meek (D-FL), the son of Representative Carrie
CRS-3
Meek (D-FL, 1993-2003). All directly succeeded their parents. In addition,
Representative Cardiss Collins (D-IL, 1973-1997) succeeded her husband,
Representative George Collins (D-IL, 1970-1972). Representative George White (RNC,
1897-1901) was the brother-in-law of Representative Henry Cheatham (R-NC,
1889-1893).
Oldest and Youngest Black Members
The oldest black Member to be elected to the House, Representative George
Crockett (D-MI, 1980-1991), won his first election at 71, followed by Representative
Charles Hayes (D-IL, 1983-1993), who was first elected at 65. At age 47, Senator
Edward Brooke (R-MA, 1969-1979) became the oldest black Senator elected to a
first term.
The youngest elected black Member was Representative John Lynch (R-MS,
1873-1877, 1882-1883), who was first elected at age 25, followed by Representative
Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN; 1997-present), who was first elected at age 26. At age 33,
Senator Blanche Bruce (R-MS, 1875-1881) was the youngest black Senator elected to a first term.
http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30378.pdf


Subject: Re: Re-evaluation
From: CONFUSED
To: All
Date Posted: 14:33:13 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: dan@yahoo.com
Entered From: 79-66-114-232.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com at 79.66.114.232

Message:
What is the point of this posting........BAMBAY LEF......go take you medication


Subject: WHY THE KONOS WON'T VOTE FOR APC
From: Aiah Gborie
To: All
Date Posted: 10:44:14 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.20

Message:
The konos are not fools at all! Our so-called brother-in-law never loved our sister, Sia. He dumped her in London for many years and that was why late Pa Abu Koroma never spoke to Ernest Koroma till his death.

Now that he is dead Ernest Koroma wants to fool the Kono people by pretending to love them. Sam Sumana or no Sam Sumana we will not vote for the APC.

Let him take his love to Kambia where his true love is. We know that.


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Tamba Fanday
To: All
Date Posted: 11:08:21 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ad10.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.204

Message:
We Konos will vote for the APC because our son will be Vice President and he will continue to help us.

We do not eat "love". So we don';t care about a candidate's love life. That's his business. Our business is to help our son be vice president. Lonta


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Aiah Fanday
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:49 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
we konos will not vote for the APC lonta.
Abandon our sister in london, and kicked all of us to the curb. Now that you need help you are back.
This time we will exert revenge bra.


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Jetly U. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:03:00 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-53-43.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.143.53.43

Message:
Mr. Fanday, please don't let other people laugh at us (Sierra Leoneans). The domestic issues between Earnest and your so-called sister are private matters. I presumed you are some how intellectual to determine the qualities of a presidential aspirant. Using your sister's marrital issues as a basis for electing a national figure is absolutely premature. Please be rational and proof-read your writings before you post them on cyberspace.
Thanks


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Aiah Fanday
To: All
Date Posted: 13:09:29 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
What has proof reading got to do with my message?

Is it full of gramatical errors?

If the answer is no, then allow me to exercise my right as citizen of salone yah. Do yah ar baige you.


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Finda Gbetuwa
To: All
Date Posted: 13:25:06 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"If the answer is no, then allow me to exercise my right as citizen of salone yah. Do yah ar baige you."

With all respect, sir, you do not have a right to disgrace Konos.

Me baig you.


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Aiah Fanday
To: All
Date Posted: 13:31:16 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Finda, are you saying as a citizen of salone, i do not have a right to disagree national issues?

is this the APC strategy?


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Finda Gbetuwa
To: All
Date Posted: 13:34:14 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You have a right to disgrace yourself. Not the Kono people.

So say you will vote for Berewa the killer of our sister Kula Samba. Don't say Konos will vote for the killer of their own sister.


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Aiah Fanday
To: All
Date Posted: 13:54:05 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
So you are ready to vote for one who dumped our sister in london and now parading as a good boy because he needs our help. Okay you vote for him, not te hundreds of KONOS


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Raymond Kamachende
To: All
Date Posted: 12:08:55 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
APC is our party,and if you do not want to vote for them,you can go live with PA BELLEWA. APC OYEA!!!!!!!!!
NOW U SEE WAY WE DAE DANCE FOR WE BROTHER LAW.


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: boli
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:18 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: boli@yahoo.com
Entered From: 79-66-114-232.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com at 79.66.114.232

Message:
So instead of voting for what a party can do for you, you are voting because your sister was 'dumped'. What an interesting way to choose your political party. Nice one


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: SLPP
To: All
Date Posted: 12:04:37 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Don't mind him. He is an SLPP apologist looking to distract the people of Sa Lon with salacious nonsensse (as the blind SLPP supporter, CADMUS would put it).

If he wants to talk about "dumped" women we Konos don't), let him go keep compin with Berewa so he can tell him stories from his past....


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:55 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Blama Blama, look motocar. we sha see come august 11. All this yap yap go done.


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Falmakarta
To: All
Date Posted: 13:28:19 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Nar dat we kine tell the Bumpe Killer Yoda Belewa wae ee kine boast say hee go be president. LOL

So, the SLPP has become so desperate its blind apologists are now stealing our APC slogan?

As Pa Shaki kine say to dem SLPP bella dem: You faint late!


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: Tamba Fanday
To: All
Date Posted: 11:56:40 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
We Konos want to eat. Your "sister" feelings are not what we eat.

I will tell you again. We will vote for the APC to make our brother Vice president of Salone so he will continue to help us. We will vote APC. Lonta.

As for revenge, we will revenge on the Bumpe Killer, Yoda Solomon BELLEWA FOR KILLING OUR SISTER, KULA SAMBA. And That's why we will also vote against Berewa.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: Aiah Gborie
To: All
Date Posted: 13:16:12 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.20

Message:
This is the truth. Sam Sumana paid Ernest Koroma $5000,000 to be picked as running mate. Money talks and Koroma is a cheap commodity.

How can he abandon the likes of Jalloh and Dauida for only 500,000 dollars? So has he abandoned our sister for a richer dame.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: Judge
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:22 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Untrue, Irrelevant, or Immaterial. So, your points are dismissed with prejudice.

Next time you will go to jail for perjury and on=bstruction of your senses.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: For Sale
To: All
Date Posted: 13:33:29 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
The running mate position had a for-sale sign written all over it. They sold it to the dude with the most money.

The man bribe for im position.

Now you APC guys will not accuse JL of paying for position.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: Not Interested
To: All
Date Posted: 13:36:36 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"The running mate position had a for-sale sign written all over it. They sold it to the dude with the most money.

The man bribe for im position."
______________________________________


We are not interested in ytour confession of how Momodu Koroma became Berewa the corrok's runing mate.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: For Sale
To: All
Date Posted: 13:55:52 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Bo comot nar yah. Stop avoiding the fact. You and i know that your party sold the space to sumana.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: Not Interested
To: All
Date Posted: 14:24:31 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
You would "know." I don't deal in lies. Or rudeness.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: Raymond Kamachende
To: All
Date Posted: 14:02:57 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:

"Bo comot nar yah. Stop avoiding the fact"

Provide the fact if you think the youngest elected Vice President to be in Salone history bought the SPACE.
LEADERS ARE BORN AND NOT MADE.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: Sell Pee Pee
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Date Posted: 14:30:58 07/05/07 ()
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Nor men am. SLPP -- So-so Lie Peope Party.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: kambo
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This one was not born. This is a creation of mammy Koroma.

Does he have a mind of his own( Ernest)?


Subject: The challenges of nation building
From: Onliner
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Date Posted: 10:14:24 07/05/07 ()
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Countries with large endowments of natural resources, such as oil, diamond, and gas often do worse than their poorer neighbors. Their resource wealth frequently leads to lower growth rates, greater volatility, more corruption, and, in extreme cases, devastating civil wars.

Resource curse has plagued many resource-rich societies intensifying economic stagnation, conflict, income inequalities, and political suppression. It is a complex phenomenon with diverse factors operating in each case. In oil-dependent Nigeria for example, the lack of transparency and endemic corruption has preventing billions of dollars being spent on development projects.

Looking beyond oil, diamonds in Sierra Leone have fuelled a rapacious civil war and state collapse undercutting any potential for economic or social progress. Today, after four decades of independence, the challenges of Sierra Leone still loom large.
Albeit its abundant natural resource wealth, Sierra Leone currently has a Human Development Index (HDI) ranking of 176, the second lowest among countries listed by the United Nations Development Program (2005, p. 222).
The demise of the social and political order leading to the war and the collapse of Sierra Leone as a nation can be attributed to a series of factors the most plausible of which was the nature of the relationship between domestic resources, lack of development, education opportunities, social marginalization of the youth, corruption, and unemployment reinforced by acute degree of poverty.

Getting Sierra Leone up and running requires of huge amounts of material, intellectual and other resources including large sums of money from the international community. It will also take time for a country going from chaos to order to resurrect from the ashes of destruction.

As donors design programs and initiatives to move the nation forward, future governments need to create newer opportunities with emphasis on aspects of nation-building not traditionally associated with economic development.

This strategy must effectively ensure core values such as justice, transparency and public dialogue that permeate the country’s overall social and economic objectives. This also requires the implementation of multi-faceted policies that will engage every aspect of the Sierra Leonean society.

The media, citizenry, youths, women, and civil society groups and organizations need to be empowered, engaged, trained and equipped with resources and tools that will enable them to participate in governance. The nation is now emboldened than ever before to call for good governance and hold public officials accountable for their stewardship.

The basic structure remains the same: political, economic, taxation and judicial systems; infrastructure; cultural, educational, and medical institutions; and more. However, because these institutions are so interconnected, fitting them together into a unified, organic whole may be a complex undertaking.

However, the potential exists for Sierra Leone to become a world-leading model of development where natural resources can become a blessing rather than a curse. Imagine a Sierra Leone where citizens can keep an active eye on the progress of government activities and check whether policies are making a difference.

Rather than fierce electoral competition, what a resource-rich country like Sierra Leone needs is a distinctive type of democracy with emphasis on strong checks and balance system.

Imagine a nation where people can give regular feedback on the services provided – and the feedback is taken seriously. Where, if a policy isn’t working as it should, it is scrapped and replaced with something better. Imagine this: a Sierra Leone where informed dialogue between governments and citizens leads to more effective, fair and inclusive policies from which everyone benefits.
Given the large amount of diamonds crossing borders and the ease at which they can be smuggled, high priority should be given to the endorsement of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme introduced by the international community to ensure that the diamonds leaving one country match those entering another by volume and by value.
Much can be achieved by empowering peer review mechanism groups such as industry and government representatives and NGOs to monitor the statistics and technical issues related to the Kimberly process.
The international community can also do much to assist by promoting templates such as the British-initiated ETTI program (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative), to make embezzlement of resource rent more difficult.

When transparency and accountability are weak, extractive industries may instead contribute to poverty, corruption, and conflict—the so-called resource curse. The EITI is an important step in defeating this kind of curse.

"In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty", Bob Marley once said. The people of Sierra Leone do not deserve to be poor or die from preventable and curable deceases and live in darkness.

Sierra Leone is a country potentially richer than some developed and developing nations thanks to its numerous natural resources. The central problem has always been and still remains to be the lack of upright leadership that can harness the country’s wealth in the interest and advancement of the nation.

Evils such as neglect, greed and corruption experienced by the people during the reign of the previous governments still continue prevail.

Good governance is a precondition for converting large revenues from extractive or mining industries mining into economic growth and poverty reduction.

Alas, the situation does not seem to have improved, even with the changes of governments that have taken place over the recent years. Our nation is still at the crossroads preoccupied with challenges rooted in its political culture or lack of it.

Today, the nation’s political landscape is completely different than what it used to be a few decades ago. This means that we can no longer continue to use medieval keys open modern locks. New challenges warrant new solutions, and by not learning from mistakes of the past, we are doomed to make them all over again.



Subject: Is Momodu Koroma fi to be V.P. of Sierra Leone?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
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Date Posted: 07:53:39 07/05/07 ()
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"I feel humbled." If my memory serves me well, is this the same Momodu Koroma former presidential minister who refused to grant interview to Joseph S. Sherman and Mr. Evans of Foot Prints newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone for an embezzlement scandal at the Sierra Leone Ports Authority. The two journalists contacted him several times to clarify on his alleged involvement in people using his name to evade custom and excise taxes that amounted to billions of Leones lost in government revenue. Also he masterminded the dismissal of several creoles in the treasury department through forceful retirement. With these two sensitive issues, the journalists exhausted time energy to speak with him. So two weeks later the Footprints newspaper came out with the headline, "IS MOMODU KOROMA THE PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE? The story provided evidence of the bill of ladings and documents leaked by a port employee of the deals that was done under Mr. Koroma's name. The Footprint newspaper sold like hot cakes in Freetown. That very day in March of 1997, Mr. Koroma went on national Radio, TV and private media to deny the story. The following morning paramilitary personnel were sent to Footprint’s offices on Short Street to arrest Joseph Sherman (Editor) and Mr. Evans, the proprietor of the newspaper. They were hurriedly whisked off to the Central Police station and charged with possessing "sensitive government documents." After series of interviews with the journalists not succumbing to produce the "sensitive government documents," they were sent to Congo Cross Police station where they spent the night under heavily armed guards. The Journalists hired a lawyer who with the persuasion of the government investigators decided to settle the issue amicably to save the name of Momodu Koroma. Now the question that comes to mind, is such a man who is alleged to be involved in a scandal and nepotism fit to hold the second highest office in the land? By their fruits we shall know them.


Subject: Re: Is Momodu Koroma fi to be V.P. of Sierra Leone?
From: CADMUS
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Date Posted: 11:23:38 07/05/07 ()
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SAIDU PAPHAY TURAY.

You write as follows:..."Such a man who is alleged to be involved in a scandal..."( the last line of your posting)

Mr Turay,remember the word 'alleged'? You used it so you must know the meaning of it. Sa lone, our little Country is full of people who make 'allegations' about other people, and there are many more people about whom allegations have been made. It happens all the time....it is called CONGOSARR. our favourite pasttime.

What we never seem to have in large numbers, and hardly ever do, is the 'EVIDENCE'

What ever was allaged about Momodu, since no documented evidence was ever produced, I believe it is safe to dismiss this as just another political tittle-tattle, at election time.


Subject: Re: Is Momodu Koroma fi to be V.P. of Sierra Leone?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 08:35:18 07/05/07 ()
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It is a good thing you can remember such and able to give an acurate account of your recollection. Do you know how the conflict was resolved - "...investigators decided to settle the issue amicably to save the name of Momodu Koroma". it was about this same time I got reports regarding him and others at State House confiscating good by returnees. it turned out to be baseless. Fellow, we have brothers and friends or casual acquaitances who can commit such that you described in the names of the real person - imposters. i was a victim for ten years - friends, family members and casual acquaintance used my name for their own purposes. I recall driving to Gatwick in 2003, intending to fly out for a week, when i was arrested for having fled the scene of an accident at Clapham Common in South West London. It later turned out that I had an uncle who has been carrying out these offences using my drivers licence's details which I had given to him to pick up some vehicles some time back.

No defence for momodu but what ever he may have done then, he had learnt from it and I trust he will not mess about with the country in any form of abuse. he will be a 'gonner' the sooner he starts doing that. A chance, as all are appealing, is what is needed to see the works of momodu and his abled president Berewa. Guys, if they fail us their lives and histroy is doomed. if that of their offsprings will be affected - check the others that did the same - where are thy?


Subject: Re: Is Momodu Koroma fi to be V.P. of Sierra Leone?
From: Question
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Date Posted: 09:19:22 07/05/07 ()
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"No defence for momodu but what ever he may have done then, he had learnt from it and I trust he will not mess about with the country in any form of abuse."

Chez, how do you know that?


Subject: Re: Is Momodu Koroma fi to be V.P. of Sierra Leone?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 09:23:14 07/05/07 ()
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Because we live in a global village and some in the part of the village can screw them hard if they mess about. Honour and nobility is what the two - BEREWA AND KOROMA MOMODU - seek. Asie that, and they stray from that we will hunt them and the worst in their lives will happen. i once said kabbah will face his wrath and none believe me, if I live to have the audiance, i will bring him to account for his neglect of our good country and people. Momodu and berewa will not dare mess up!!! Trust me.


Subject: Re: Is Momodu Koroma fi to be V.P. of Sierra Leone?
From: Independent Observer
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Date Posted: 09:44:08 07/05/07 ()
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"Because we live in a global village and some in the part of the village can screw them hard if they mess about."

So Kabbah and Berewa do "not live in global village?"

If they do, why have they been able to mess the lives of millions of Saloneans through that corruption that the UN, Britain, the G8, the World Bank, and EU have condemned them for?

Like some one told you, why are you SLPP apologists so blind, Chez? Have you never heard the wise saying: "Fool, me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me?"

You and you corrupt SLPPers like Kabbah, Berewa, and Momodu Koroma think the people of Salone are fools?


Subject: Re: Is Momodu Koroma fi to be V.P. of Sierra Leone?
From: Lawyer
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Date Posted: 08:07:48 07/05/07 ()
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He was a small man the, but he becomes VP or President, he will desist from such things.Give him a chance, please.


Subject: Re: Is Momodu Koroma fi to be V.P. of Sierra Leone?
From: SLPP
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Date Posted: 09:21:37 07/05/07 ()
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"He was a small man the, but he becomes VP or President, he will desist from such things.Give him a chance, please."

So, merely becoming VP or President will change him from as thief to no-a-thief?

To quote some people who have exposed you and your fellow traitors of the people of Salone: Why are you SLPP apologists so blind?


Subject: Sam-Sumana
From: Curious
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Date Posted: 07:12:58 07/05/07 ()
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When Abu Koroma decreed in 2002, that not a single APC man will be allowed in Kono (including his son in law) for campaigning, where was Sam Sumana???


Subject: AIAH SENESIE AND GADDAFI'S VISIT
From: Development Gateway
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Date Posted: 05:26:31 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: jadalie@sierratel.sl
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When I read Aiah Senesie's article on Awareness Times about Gaddafi's visit to Freetown and the pomp and pageantry he highlighted, I was left with nothing but to applaud Val Collier for sacking him as Anti-Corruption PRO. An excerpt of his article reads:

"But whilst the opposition was crying foul, thousands of Sierra Leoneans were busy lining the routes on Monday to receive the Libyan leader. They did not mind the number of hours they spent waiting for him. They did not even think of the inclement weather. When Gaddafi finally arrived, there was excitement and jubilation all over the country; the kind of excitement and jubilation that has no comparison with any other in the recent history of Sierra Leone".


What made this visit unparalled in Sa Lone's recent history. Did Senesie ever witness Sa Lone's jubilation when APC was kicked out? Was he in Freetown during Kabbah's restoration programme at stadium? Was he in Freetown in 2002 during the SLPP one million man march rally that ended at stadium?

Bo leh Senesie nor make e bin dae na bush with RUF en Ninja. Even international football matches are far better graced than the much-vaunted Gaddafi's visit. Senesie, next time write if you wan write but stop for make such unsubstantiated hyperbolical statements.Wae ACC sack you for incompetency and professional misconduct, Berewa employ u as his PRO. Oh Sa Lone


Subject: Re: AIAH SENESIE AND GADDAFI'S VISIT
From: Moijue
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Date Posted: 07:58:03 07/05/07 ()
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The guy is PRO for vp SO WHAT DO U EXPECT FROM HIM?


Subject: Elections projection. APC will win!!
From: news
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Date Posted: 04:10:44 07/05/07 ()
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As it stands now, except SLPP exercises massive rigging, the APC is poised to win the next Parliamentary and Presidential elections.
The Poll will give the red colour ninety percent of the vote in Kono. The North, comprises of Bombali, Tonkolili, Kambia and Port Loko will give the APC another gighty five percent. Western area will bring the APC ninety nine percent vote.
In Bo, the APC will nearly win three seats and in Kenema the SLPP and PMDCwill slug it out for the seat.
With the above projection, devoid of partisanship, the APC will definitely win the next elections.
There has to be vigilance among the opposition supporters to stop rigging and monitor every move of the Berewa team including security personnel. There is a feeling that the SLPP is going to stuff ballot boxes in Kono, Kailaihun, Bombali and many otehr places.
What will thwart Berewa rigging strategy is the full al3rt of all APC supporters in the Country.
What a unique way to kick out the SLPP government that has destroyed the moral and social fabric of Sierra Leone.
No magic or dirty tricks will spare the SLPP from losing. Lonta.


Subject: Re: Elections projection. APC will win!!
From: New Factor
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Date Posted: 07:33:20 07/05/07 ()
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All election observers are Nigerians!!!Looking at the way, Nigerian elections were conducted,Would it make any difference here??


Subject: Re: Elections projection. APC will win!!
From: Special Cut
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Date Posted: 06:41:43 07/05/07 ()
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You are so right buddy.I am not in support of APC because of their track record but the way things are going, SLPP should start packing up right away to usher in Earnest and hopefully a new era.


Subject: Re: Elections projection. APC will win!!
From: FORREST GUMP
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Date Posted: 06:46:10 07/05/07 ()
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YOU CAN DREAM IT`S YOUR RIGHT WE HAVE NO QUARREL WITH THAT
FORREST


Subject: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 01:16:29 07/05/07 ()
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Sierra Leone: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana - Charles Margai

Concord Times (Freetown)

2 July 2007
Posted to the web 2 July 2007

Abdul Karim Koroma
Freetown

Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) leader, Charles Francis Margai Saturday alleged that President Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah sold the much talk of the town controversial rice that was donated to the people of Sierra Leone by the Libyan leader, Muammar Qhadafi in Ghana.

Margai who made this allegation during a press briefing at his party's office, Hannah Benka-Coker Street, said as erstwhile Cabinet Minister in President Kabbah's government he was never aware of the Libyan rice donation.


The PMDC leader said he was never notified that the seed money from the sale of the rice was used to set up the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT).

"As Cabinet Minister I was not aware of any rice given to the people of this country from Libya. The Cabinet records are there," Margai stated adding that the Parliamentarians were also not informed about the rice.

He explained that if he was aware about the whole issue he would have opposed it out rightly.

On his chances of winning the elections, Margai said, he has traversed the country and predicted that the PMDC will win the elections.

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"If there is going to be a run-off it will be between PMDC and APC. The SLPP has more to explain to the people of this country than the PMDC and APC," he said.

It can be recalled that over the past days a statement that was made by President Kabbah at the National Stadium during the visit of Colonel Muammar Qhadafi of Libya has been taken out of context.

The Editor of Standard Times newspaper, Philip Neville, who it is claimed misquoted the president will today appear in court after being charged with one-count of publishing false information as provided in the Public Order Act of 1965 under Section 32 (2) and 32 (3) . On Wednesday, the Standard Times ran a story attributing a statement made by President Kabbah to the Libyan leader, Muammar Qhadafi.


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Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: GHANA HIGH COMMISSION
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Date Posted: 07:34:31 07/05/07 ()
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Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
GHANA HIGH COMMISSION: PRESS RELEASE

THE ATTENTION OF GHANA HIGH COMMISSION IN FREETOWN HAS BEEN DRAWN TO A PUBLICATION CAPTIONED "KABBAH SOLD THE RICE IN GHANA" BY THE CONCORD TIMES.


ON FRIDAY 29TH JUNE, 2007 SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT ADDRESSED THE RICE ISSUE AT A PRESS BRIEFING AT STATE HOUSE. THIS SHOULD HAVE ENDED THE RICE SAGA. HOWEVER, TO THE DISMAY OF THE HIGH COMMISSION, THE RICE RUMOUR WAS CARRIED OUT ON THE FRONT PAGE OF CONCORD TIMES NEWSPAPER ON MONDAY 2ND JULY, 2007.

IN THIS REGARD, THE HIGH COMMISSISON WISHES TO INFORM THE GOOD PEOPLE OF SIERRA LEONE THAT ON NO OCCASION DID H.E. PRESIDENT AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH SELL RICE IN GHANA DURING HIS TENURE OF OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE.


IT MUST BE POINTED OUT THAT THE RELATIONS BETWEEN GHANA AND SIERRA LEONE UNDER PRESIDENT KUFOUR AND PRESIDENT AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH HAVE ASSUMED NEW HEIGHTS AND NOTHING SHOULD BE DONE TO MAR THE CORDIAL RELATIONS EXISTING BETWEEN OUR SISTER COUNTRIES.

IT IS HOPED THAT THIS PRESS RELEASE WILL PUT THIS RICE ISSUE TO REST ONCE AND FOR ALL, AND THAT THIS UNCONTROLLED ALLEGATION AND RUMOURS ABOUT SIERRA LEONE RICE SOLD IN GHANA SHOULD NOT CREATE PUBLIC ANIMOSITY AND DISAFFECTION FOR PEACEFUL, LAW-ABIDING AND GOOD PEOPLE OF GHANA RESIDING AND WORKING IN SIERRA LEONE AT THIS PERIOD OF THE YEAR.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS US ALL. 3RD JULY, 2007


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 08:45:07 07/05/07 ()
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What has charlie 'boy' margai got to say about this. he told concord that the rice was sold in Ghana. Who do we believe - the ghana high commission or the scandalous-prone charlie 'boy' margai. charlie learn this - WHO SO EVER DIGGETH A PIT SHALL FALL IN IT - crudely translated - if you think you are planning evil or destruction for another, you better be ready as a visit will await you.

say the trruth about this saga that happened a few years bcak and believe me, you wilkl save face. You denial of knowledge of the incident casts doubt on your integrity. I am not happy with kabbah but when he has done nothing, i will not support orchestrated machinations to smear him. you could have savbe face by speaking the truth. You cannot be in cabinet and parliament and have no knowledge of an issue that was debated in parliament. You are a sick and pathetic character who needs serious psychological and rehabilitaion therapy. i do not believe ion punishing people like you - change and reality is what you need - you are nothing but a mere mortal like the rest of us. what separates the ordinary from the extra-ordinary is their integrity, a thing lacking in you.


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: PMDC
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Date Posted: 08:50:25 07/05/07 ()
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Posted by PMDC on July 02, 2007 at 16:33:46:

1. As Cabinet Minister I was not aware of any rice given to the people of this country from Libya. The Cabinet records are there," Margai stated adding that the Parliamentarians were also not informed about the rice.-----CHARLES MARGAI

Well, did we not see that the rice issue was debated in parliament? We all saw from professor pepes paper that there was a debate about that in parliament, and even parliamentarians bought some of the rice.


2. “The two shipments of rice from Gadaffi came in 2005 long after NASSIT [National Social Security Insurance Trust] had already been established”. It’s being alleged that the proceeds from the donated rice funded NASSIT, which Margai dismissed as “downright dishonest”.

I thought the shippment came in 2000?


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: PMDC
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Date Posted: 08:48:31 07/05/07 ()
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Chez,

I am no fan of kabbah or the SLpP, but Margai is a liar. He told Awoko news that the rice came in 2005 way before NASSIT was set up. The rice arrived in 200, and this man has the gut to lie about a simple issue. margai is pathetic.


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 09:04:01 07/05/07 ()
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Message:
'Small Boy' charles margai makes me sick and get unhealth prickling sensations running dowm my body - watin then cal that - creeps - spasms - charles is worse than the lot - i have alwys believed that and will remain to believe that. the man is a two-faced lying hypocritical backbiter. Such people will only have the likes like Blango, Moijue and a few fickle mings as followers. What can he ever show he has done for Sierra Leone other than my father was Sir Albert margai - you need a serious rehab. LIAR! LIAR! LIAR! guys do not get me wron - this is no party politics - it is just a matter of Charles having to have given his honest narrative of the event and gain some respect and credence. his quest for power blinded him not to see that a genuine, honest and accurate account of events could have gotten the support of people still wavering. You pathetic git!!!


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Moijue
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Date Posted: 14:13:45 07/05/07 ()
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Winston when opporunist start throwing mud they must becareful it does not hit them in the face.

What did BEREWA and Momodu do for salone before 1996?


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Farmer
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Date Posted: 07:13:57 07/05/07 ()
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Why Ghana, why not Nigeria, or for that matter Freetown???


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: CADMUS
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Date Posted: 10:52:40 07/05/07 ()
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It Just goes to show that the silly season is still here.

Its all rubbish.


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 14:20:46 07/05/07 ()
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Message:
Greetings my brothersandsisters. I am of the impression that we are jumping the gun here and so is the Ghana High Commission, if indeed, such a statement was made by that commission. As a diplomat I personally would have stayed out of it for the time being. Like any one of us, personally, I would have requested of the journalists, that is if they are not afraid of imprisonment, to investigate the matter, contact Mr. Margai to give evidence of his findings or source of his allegation. The statement was, that "the Rice was sold to Ghana." It did not specify to whom it was sold. Ghana is a huge country with big businessmen and women.The statement did not say that the rice was sold to the government of President Kufour.
The relationship between our sister states can be maintained no matter what. This relationship has been in existed since we both regained our independence and way before that. But most importantly, the relationship can be solidify if an when officials of the two sister-states stay to the interest of each other and not seen to favor a politician or politicians over the interest of the people of either countries. Knowing the problems that have existed in these two countries, my heart would bleed to see nefarious behavior perpetrated by any Ghanaian official that will exercerbate the problems of the wonderful and pleasant people of Ghana. In a position to make change for the good of the people, I will not jump into conclusion especially, when there is an allegation of malpractice until the problem is resolved. What is manifested by the alleged High Commission's reaction will not do much in indemnifying the people of Sierra Leone if indeed, the allegation is correct nor will it vilify the image of President Kufour if he has nothing to do with it. But the High Commission's swift reaction could cause him harm should the allegation be true, and will damage the image of the government of President Kufour if the government of Colonel Muamarr Ghadafi definately know that they donated rice to Sierra Leone. The truth will be hidden from Sierra Leoneans but will not be hidden from the Libyan people especially, functionaries of the government who might have had direct links with the exchange.
In that regard therefore, it is advisable that we be cautious when matters surface so that we can make accurate judgments about them. The news media must also take their oath seriously because if Sierra Leone is to change and become progressive, we must depend on their judicious reporting.
Almost late for class.


Subject: Bush Commutes Libby Sentence
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 01:00:27 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-197-104-25.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 71.197.104.25

Message:
(WASHINGTON) — President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case Monday, stepping into a criminal case with heavy political overtones on grounds that the sentence was just too harsh.


Subject: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY.
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 00:40:54 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-68-34-12-96.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.34.12.96

Message:
The dishonorable Ernest Koroma assured Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh(the only honest and faithful member of the APC)that he will appoint him as his running mate for the 2007 elections.Based on an agreement made by dishonorable Ernest Koroma and the God fearing Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh,Alhaji Jalloh came to the USA, and revived the APC and also raised huge amounts of money, which he personally handed over to Ernest Koroma.
To Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh's surprise, dishonorable Ernest Koroma has appointed Sam Sumana as his running mate.It shows clearly that Ernest and his cabal of ill-motivated people in the APC do not want Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh simply because he is the only party member with a clean public record. Ernest enjoys to be surrounded by people who conspired to destroy the country.
Let us examine Sam Sumana's record:
(1) He is the son of the late Kono chief,who stole the
biggest diamond and told Siaka Stevens to sell it
and put the money into his(Stevens)bank account,
during the early days of the APC.
(2) He is married but he loves to cheat on his wife.
He has a daughter with one of his many girl-
friends(showing that he has no respect for the
institution of marriage).He also lacks in-built
moral values(the most important leadership
quality the people of Sierra Leone are now
looking for).
(3)For a very long time,he has been involved in
the illegal mining of diamonds.Recently,he
illegally sold a lot of diamonds and gave the
money to Ernest Koroma.That is the only reason
why he was appointed running mate.
(4)The Kono people in the USA gave him a leadership
position in which he clearly showed his inability
to perform well in any high office.He was quickly
kicked out of the office.
I am sure that Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh will now understand what I told him about the most ungrateful Ernest and his gang of criminals in the APC.No well meaning Sierra Leonean will appoint Sam Sumana instead of Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh to any position in this world.
The APC under dishonorable Ernest Koroma is worst than the days of both Siaka Stevens and Joe Momoh.


Subject: Re: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY.
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 07:57:45 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
Saidu, you should be taken care of your chronic OKOBO disease and stop spreading lies on this forum.Every forumites knows that you are a CYPHER AMONG DECIMALS,so a word of advise is to go find a decent job OOOPPSS,you can get a job,because you are illegal in this country.


Subject: Re: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY.
From: Sokobana
To: All
Date Posted: 06:54:11 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Saidu you have to watch what you write about other people. You are just a midget struggling to gain recognition among giants. You know very well that your papers are not right. Very soon you are going to be nabbed and shipped out to Salone to face your opponents.You need to respect people's privacy.


Subject: Re: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY.
From: korotine
To: All
Date Posted: 07:30:13 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
"You are just a midget"

Best descr1ption I have heard so far of this pint sized big bellied red lipped bac stabing son of a bitch.


Subject: Re: As 9 Declare Interest - Who Will Be Ernest Koroma's Runn
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 01:26:08 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-197-104-25.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 71.197.104.25

Message:
Sierra Leone: As 9 Declare Interest - Who Will Be Ernest Koroma's Running-Mate?
Concord Times (Freetown)

29 June 2007
Posted to the web 29 June 2007

Ibrahim Seibure
Freetown

So far, a total of nine members of the All Peoples Congress (APC) have expressed an interest in becoming a running-mate to the party's leader, Ernest Bai Koroma.

Secretary-General of the APC, Victor Bockarie Foh, yesterday divulged to the Concord Times that Haja Hafsatu Kabba, Paul Kamara, John Yambasu, Sam Sumana, Bockarie Stevens, Balugun Koroma, Allieu Sesay, Allieu Pat-Sowe and Alhaji Abubakaar Jalloh are the nine people willing to stand with Koroma in the upcoming election.
He said Koroma's running-mate would be named by the weekend.

"I am confident that Ernest Bai Koroma will use every parameter to decide who his running-mate will be. He is competent and matured to handle that," Foh said.

He however noted that Koroma's primary consideration is to get a partnership to win the elections.
Sierra Leone



It can be recalled that Alhaji Abubakaar Jalloh, who has shown up in the list, was disqualified in the 2002 elections by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) as running-mate to Koroma after it was proved that he was not in Sierra Leone during the voter registration.

As well, his name was found on two separate voter registration lists, which is an electoral malpractice.

The nation is still patiently waiting to know who will be running-mate to the leaders of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) and APC. This, according to NEC timetable, must be done before Monday July 2, when nominations for parliamentary seats commence. This will be followed by the presidential nominations on Tuesday.
#######################################################So I heard.
You oilcon!
######################################################


Subject: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY.
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 00:40:29 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-68-34-12-96.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.34.12.96

Message:
The dishonorable Ernest Koroma assured Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh(the only honest and faithful member of the APC)that he will appoint him as his running mate for the 2007 elections.Based on an agreement made by dishonorable Ernest Koroma and the God fearing Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh,Alhaji Jalloh came to the USA, and revived the APC and also raised huge amounts of money, which he personally handed over to Ernest Koroma.
To Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh's surprise, dishonorable Ernest Koroma has appointed Sam Sumana as his running mate.It shows clearly that Ernest and his cabal of ill-motivated people in the APC do not want Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh simply because he is the only party member with a clean public record. Ernest enjoys to be surrounded by people who conspired to destroy the country.
Let us examine Sam Sumana's record:
(1) He is the son of the late Kono chief,who stole the
biggest diamond and told Siaka Stevens to sell it
and put the money into his(Stevens)bank account,
during the early days of the APC.
(2) He is married but he loves to cheat on his wife.
He has a daughter with one of his many girl-
friends(showing that he has no respect for the
institution of marriage).He also lacks in-built
moral values(the most important leadership
quality the people of Sierra Leone are now
looking for).
(3)For a very long time,he has been involved in
the illegal mining of diamonds.Recently,he
illegally sold a lot of diamonds and gave the
money to Ernest Koroma.That is the only reason
why he was appointed running mate.
(4)The Kono people in the USA gave him a leadership
position in which he clearly showed his inability
to perform well in any high office.He was quickly
kicked out of the office.
I am sure that Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh will now understand what I told him about the most ungrateful Ernest and his gang of criminals in the APC.No well meaning Sierra Leonean will appoint Sam Sumana instead of Alhaji Abu Bakarr Jalloh to any position in this world.
The APC under dishonorable Ernest Koroma is worst than the days of both Siaka Stevens and Joe Momoh.


Subject: Re: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY.
From: Some Facts about Monodu Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 10:37:52 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-243-4-125.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.243.4.125

Message:
Saidu don't even know that Momodu Koroma is equally 'Poil Hose; a woman grabber. During the early 1980's, Momodu stole a friend's fiance/wife away from him while we was a lecturer at Njala University College. He later dumped the girl only after he had won her heart. Mean while this friend of mine struggled to recoup his life from a failed affair. So there is nothing genuine about Momodu, either.


Subject: Re: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY.
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 11:01:42 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
And who is that friend? Because i was Momodou's neighbor EQ quarters.
Una too lie...


Subject: Re: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY.
From: Case File
To: All
Date Posted: 07:14:57 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Saidu Pisabade please stop talking trash.With reference to your posting about Sam Sumana's marital life, you are kind of putting Momodu Koroma in harms way. We don't want to go there because we do not want to hurt Momodu's feelings due to your nuissance. If you live in a glass house don't throw stones.


Subject: Re: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY/ U' Jerk
From: GBANGBANI
To: All
Date Posted: 02:53:49 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-69-230-183-56.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net at 69.230.183.56

Message:
U' Na Ungreatful Hubo...!! Go get some blessing from Mr. Aliue Iscandri em' papa.

Them spend all them resources en time pan useless man lek U'. Watin U' understand by the word "DECEITFUL"? if atall, nar U' the word fit...so lock U' ungreatful mot saful'


Subject: Re: Ernest Koroma next president of sierra leone.
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 00:54:57 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
The almighty has sent another moses.The pre-condition of a prophet is whenevr there is a need for a massive correction of certain condition of a state ,nation or group of people, the almighty has always send one of his slave.

GOD BLESDSD SIERRA LEONE


Subject: Re: Ernest Koroma next president of sierra leone.
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 03:12:12 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-157-221-167.range81-157.btcentralplus.com at 81.157.221.167

Message:
You wont be saying this on August 12.Your theme will be the SLPP rigged the elections.
FORREST


Subject: Re: Ernest Koroma next president of sierra leone.
From: kachim
To: All
Date Posted: 11:31:59 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I dont think slpp will have the guts to rig these elections, but you never know. If they try it, they and their nigerian friends will regret it. Sierra Leoneans are tired of this mess.


Subject: Re: ERNEST KOROMA IS A VERY DECEITFUL GUY.
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 00:46:22 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@AOL.COM
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG TO CRITISIZE BUT PLEASE BE CONSTRUCTIVE.IF YOU NEED TO CLARIFY ,LET US THAT KNOWS THE YOUNG MAN DO THAT FOR YOU.


Subject: MY WIFE'S CHOICE- SAM SUMANA
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 00:07:55 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
According to reliable sources, the APC boss did not consult with a nine-man council, he and his wife made the decision to have the wife's cousin as the running mate.

The APC like the PMDC have put the final nail in their own coffin of doom.

What a shocker...Oh Boy


Subject: Re: MY WIFE'S CHOICE- SAM SUMANA
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 00:22:48 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
This is pure nonsense and you know it.
Nar Temne, Limba, and Mende normo den for appoint????
So what if the man in wef nar Kono?

You people are a disgrace!!!


Subject: Re: MY WIFE'S CHOICE- SAM SUMANA
From: Themne
To: All
Date Posted: 00:30:11 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
We themnes are forming a new party called. TPP( Themne People's Party)
We were hoping that this time a real themne will be a choosen.
but OH yah.


Subject: Re: MY WIFE'S CHOICE- SAM SUMANA
From: DIPLOMA CONQUEROR
To: All
Date Posted: 00:12:52 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
The diploma conqueror. He has multiple diplomas that are in different fields. What an waste of education.


Subject: APC running mate-a graduate
From: New Era
To: All
Date Posted: 09:42:30 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 77.248.43.213

Message:
http://www.metrostate.edu/
The doubting Thomases, Mr Sumana is a graduate who will help bring back dignity in Sierra Leone's political parlour.
Even he hass diploma, that does not disqualify him to serve your Country. Porr Momodu Koroma who hardly earned a decent salary as lecturer enriched himself through the corridor of politics.
No amount of Libyan money or rigging will help Berewa/Momodu Koroma to win the elections. He is gearing up to fill diplomatic and civil servant posts with the Kabbah clique.
With the big support of the APC in Kono, Freetown, Port Loko, Bombali, Kambia and Tonkolili, how will the SLPP win the elctions. The SLPP still have to beat the PMDC in Bo, Moyambe, Kenema and Bonthe.
Dream to rig the elections and you will see the wrath of people's power.
Bravo to the APC hierachy for choosing someone who is not a swegbeh and he does not belong to the thievery class of the SLPP.


Subject: Re: MY WIFE'S CHOICE- SAM SUMANA
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 00:16:31 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
He is my wife's cousin.

APC don done kpata kpata.


Subject: Re: MY WIFE'S CHOICE- SAM SUMANA
From: Forward never backward ever
To: All
Date Posted: 00:17:21 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Owai, osai.


Subject: Re: MY WIFE'S CHOICE- SAM SUMANA
From: KONO
To: All
Date Posted: 00:19:24 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
How do you say OWAI, OSAI in KONO?

Any konos? Please help.

We wan begin make contingency plan in-case the temne( themne) lef the APC.


Subject: Re: MY WIFE'S CHOICE- SAM SUMANA
From: MAKENI
To: All
Date Posted: 08:58:16 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
MENEMO MUNOMO SABANOR. We are not going anywhere,cause this is our time to save our country from the impending TIFF TIFF SLPP PARTY.

YEA APC E BA KUR RUMU HO
E KARAMU KA KUMA


Subject: KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE IS ALMOST UNEDUCATED
From: HAJA MARIAM DANKAY
To: All
Date Posted: 23:35:16 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Koroma's running mate is almost uneducated. Education is not the sole factor one uses in analyzing leaders. However, the second most powerful man in any country should know how to read, write, analyze and conduct the affairs of state using academic knowledge. The APC's man cannot do that with the bare education he has.


Subject: Re: KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE IS ALMOST UNEDUCATED
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 23:47:44 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Hmmm????? You are incorrect on all counts....
Accuse the man of something else.......


Subject: NEXT VICE PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 00:40:42 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: FMANSARAY@AOL.COM
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
For all intended purposes, you have seen the strength, character and endless support from the east and south of sierra leone.The young man has already shown more
courage and ledership skills than Berewa's entire 74 years.This vice president is one even the critics complimented as the best decision to upset and send SLPP into hibernation for the next 50 years.

We do not need to labor on this point.When a man got it,he got its.

lunta


Subject: Re: NEXT VICE PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 00:56:21 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Really???/
August 11th will end all debates....


Subject: SLPP POLITRICKS/FEMI HEBRON
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 19:58:25 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I have been made to understand from very confidential sources that the SLPP goernment has effectuated a seizure of the bank aaccounts of Femi Hebron of the PMDC. My sources tell me that the timing of the seizure very close to the elections, is of great import in that it was meant to devastate the PMDC election machinery on the eve of the elections.

It is my understanding that Femi a very close friend for over 30 years, is the treasurer of the PMDC and may have been in control of funds supposedly meant for the PMDC campaign machinery.

I call upon all right thinking people within the SLPP camp to stop, cease and desist from any and all acts intended to frusrrate the efforts of the opposition.

I ask that the members of this august forum contact the slpp and its leadership with regards to this very urgent matter.

DOWN WITH THE SLPP
DOWN WITH SOLOMON BEREWAH
DOWN WITH MOMODU KOROMA
DOWN WITH SLPP INDUCED TRIBALISM
DOWN WITH SLPP TOLERATED CORRUPTION
DOWN WITH 12 YEARS OF SLPP MISMANAGEMENT OF OUR COUNTRY.


LONG LIVE THE APC
LONG LIVE THE PMDC OPPOSITION


Subject: Re: SLPP POLITRICKS/FEMI HEBRON
From: Know all
To: All
Date Posted: 07:00:47 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 41.208.135.165

Message:
I know Femi Hebron, is a close friend of Margai, and he is also one of the top fund raiser for him.However, I have no idea,whether his account has been seized.How, what for, and on what grounds???I am not a fan of Govt, but I will be very surprised for such arbitrary action.Can you please recheck the fact??


Subject: Re: SLPP POLITRICKS/FEMI HEBRON
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 08:48:23 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-198-105.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.198.105

Message:
de man dae borrow pose too much. He is in serious debts as the PMDC fundraising machinery has not been too honest with him so he continues spending other peoples money (OPM). This has nothing to do with the SLPP.


Subject: Re: SLPP POLITRICKS/FEMI HEBRON
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 10:27:40 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
The man like his boss has a bad credit. He owe every body and needs to pay.


Subject: Re: SLPP POLITRICKS/FEMI HEBRON
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 03:34:48 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Stop making a fool of yourself.


Subject: Re: SLPP POLITRICKS/FEMI HEBRON
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 05:10:54 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ad10.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.204

Message:
You should know more than anyone how that feels.


Subject: Re: SLPP POLITRICKS/FEMI HEBRON
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 02:56:38 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.156.236.63

Message:
Alieu, as sane and witty as your are, please investigate femi's debt issues. The SLPP has nothing to do with what he has acquired through credit and is unable to show any means of reducing the debts. call his creditors and they will tell you it has nothing to do with party politics.

The man don take too much waay beyond his means.


Subject: This is Moving
From: M.Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 19:32:46 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMF_24cQqT0


Subject: Re: This is Moving
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 20:59:32 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Very moving indeed!!!

Thanks for posting the link


Subject: What APC did with Power
From: Dr. Abdul Karim Koroma(AKK)
To: All
Date Posted: 19:22:52 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
What APC did with Power
By Dr. Abdul Karim Koroma
Jul 4, 2007, 20:15 Email this article
To Read or Discuss Views About This Article

What APC did with Power

The APC is using the slogan ‘Back to Power’ as we approach the crucial August elections. It is therefore relevant to have published, excerpts of the book titled ‘Sierra Leone - The Agony of A Nation. It makes interesting reading:

The years 1980- 1985 of the Stevens era were years of steady decline in national productivity and the management of the economy. Social services, hospitals and educational institutions were deteriorating, and many of their structural facilities were in a sad state of disrepair. The energy project in Bumbuna was at a stand still for lack of funds. Agriculture, employing 65 percent of the population was inadequately financed, poorly managed and thus failed to enhance the effectiveness of the private producer.

By July 1983, the World Bank Group had suspended distribution of loans to IADPS because of non-payment of arrears of loans, thus bringing to an end the much-valued ASSP. The payment for crude oil continued to impose a heavy burden on the country’s overstretched resources and this, at a time when the level of deficit was $145 million. The problems of financial control became so daunting that the Minister of Finance admitted that "the situation has taken a dimension that was beyond the scope of the Ministry of Finance alone."

In the response to the straitened financial circumstances, the government contemplated some strategies, one of which was to restructure the Foreign Exchange Allocat1on committee which is also renamed the Foreign Exchange Committee in the hope that some semblance of motion might produce progress. The committees, composed of thirteen members with the President as chairman, charged itself with the objective of identifying the country’s foreign exchange resources and increase the flows from those resources.

This objective was nothing short of ludicrous. The Minister of Finance, the Central Bank, and government officials all knew that the primary sources of foreign exchange were gold, diamonds, bauxite, rutile, coffee, cocoa palm kernels and fish. Most of these where being exploited, smuggled or generally mismanaged to the detriment of the nation. Coffee and Cocoa, for instance, were long exported by the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board (SLPMB) for substantial profit, but this profit was utilized by the Board in the manner of near total secrecy. The Minister of Trade who supervised the activity of the SLPMB knew little or nothing about the movement of these funds, and the rest of the Cabinet with the exception of the Chief Executive was just as much in the dark. The Foreign Exchange Committee proved a poor solution to the problem.

In February 1985, the Minister of Finance reported a serious shortage of foreign exchange in the banking system; that this situation was made worse by a thriving black market, uncontrolled rise in consumer prices, an escalating deficit now standing at Le196 million and the continued depreciation of the national currency.

It was in this period of economic retrogression coupled with a closed political system that had a low tolerant level of public dissent, when the seeds of the future collapse of the APC government and party were sown. The One Party system, hailed by Stevens as a triumph for the maturity of Sierra Leone and the solution of ethnic divisions and political instability was a disaster for free speech, public accountability and freedom of political association. The much acclaimed freedom to express dissent within the single party structure became a political farce. No one could express dissent not even in parliament. The Governing Council, the highest body in the APC party hierarchy took decisions that the few deemed correct in the name of the party, and, the government irrespective of their relevance to the national development. The Central committee was rarely consulted, probably unnecessary too, since its huge unwieldy membership; carefully handpicked had little chance of expressing any dissent. Parliament became a rubber stamp compromised by the appointment of a large Cabinet plus deputies from its members, while many sat in silence. Even before the passage of the One Party, the heavy hand of the APC was becoming evident as parliamentary privilege was slowly subverted.

Aside from these, there were other cracks in the making. The Justice system could hardly be relied on to protect the weak. The press was still a fledging instrument of free speech bedeviled by government scrutiny. The government controlled ‘Daily Mail’ and the Party paper ‘WE YONE’ trumpeted the official view on issue. The new independent ‘Tablet Newspaper’ quickly ran into trouble when its editor was arraigned on the floor of parliament for criticizing the speech of the Member of Parliament who turned out to be the Military Force Commander, J.S Momoh, nominated Member of Parliament. Soon after, the editor left for the United States. Other members of the ‘Tablet’ broke away to established their own press with a more compromising posture.

The Author of the above piece is

Dr. Abdul Karim Koroma of the APC.

076-312526 or 030-471431

to learn some more


Subject: Re: What APC did with Power
From: Jetly U. Kamara
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Date Posted: 00:19:14 07/05/07 ()
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Entered From: c-69-143-53-43.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.143.53.43

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Mr. AKK, Indeed you narrated many of the blonders the APC government did during Pa Siaka's era. However, I felt distressful to learn about such rigorous misfortunes about the-then APC from a former Foreign Minister of that government. Sir! where were you when all these adversity was going on? I know my answer. You were among those self-centered creatures who have been rigging our noble citizens. How would you call yourself now! a hypocrit or another corruptive element who wants to portray his impersonated character of patriotism. Nooooooooooooooooooooo! Mr. A.K.K, please don't toxicate the brain of any purposeful Sierra Leonean. A person like you should not be a propagandist for SLPP because you joined that party for selfishness. You are there to get your "hand-to-mot", not for the progress of Sierra Leone. Either Earnest Koroma nor Solomon Berewa should never consider you as an indervidual who has Sierra Leone at heart. Please find another technique to seek public office. Being a cyber-propagandist for SLPP will not get you any public table.


Subject: Re: What APC did with Power
From: Johnson Spring
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Date Posted: 05:39:56 07/05/07 ()
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Message:
Mr. Kamara that post of AKK was not posted by him. It was posted by an slpp supporter. AKK was denied an APC symbol to contest as a parliamentarian. WE in the APC are very conscious of thse who betrayed our cause and AKK was one of them.


Subject: Re: What APC did with Power
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
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Date Posted: 23:04:56 07/04/07 ()
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Dr. Koroma,

Your article is well written and articulated all the pitfalls of the past APC government. Indeed, there were failures, misdeeds and bad governance; nevertheless, the past APC government was a government of inclusion of people who didn’t have the party at heart- a sad mistake made by the leaders at the time. To me, the most discouraging aspect of the present government is the wrecking of the economy, and demoralizing a nation to its lowest ebb. We expected a man like President Kabbah-a man perceived to be internationally exposed to western politics to have made a difference. The past APC leaders were home grown and were trying to foster Africanism that has failed many African leaders. Dr. Koroma., as an intellectual, you know President Kabbah is one of the greatest failure in the history of Sierra Leone politics. His era left a divided party and made Sierra Leone a laughing stock in the international community. Sierra Leone has been labeled the most corrupt nation in the world. If you recently visited Sierra Leone you will see abject poverty and misery among Sierra Leoneans while the privileged few are identified with bloated stomachs and fanciful cars.
To me the APC government didn’t subject the citizens of Sierra Leone to the state of despair that they find themselves to day. Can intellectuals, people with international exposure be trusted to govern Sierra Leone? I think President Kabbah has betrayed those good traits of leadership. The APC is a party that is a scapegoat for past misdeeds but the new leadership of the APCis devoid of the evil that his predecessors left. As for the SLPP, V.P. Berewah is replica of his boss-old wine in new bottles. Lets give Ernest Koroma chance and see what difference he will make


Subject: Re: What APC did with Power
From: Independent Man
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Date Posted: 23:45:37 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
.............................................
You are truly a blind APC suppoter!!!!!!!


Subject: Re: What APC did with Power
From: old apc
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Date Posted: 19:33:06 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
that's old apc. tell us about ernest and sam-sumana.


Subject: Re: What APC did with Power
From: Independent Man
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Date Posted: 21:07:28 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
What is so new about Ernest's APC?
Wasn't Sam Sumana a member of APC in the old days? Wasn't Ernest an APC member in the old days?
BO DO YAH LEF WE SARFUL WITH NORSHI-NORSHI TALK
NEW APC MY FOOT!!!


Subject: KNOWING THE SLPP FLAGBEARERS
From: Brima Kargbo
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Date Posted: 16:51:17 07/04/07 ()
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Solomon Berewa has now named his runningmate, Momodu Koroma, and all SLPP members have agreed to support them solidly until victory is achieved in August.

But who are these two men and can the only serious opposition party, the APC, withstand their credentials with Ernest Koroma and Sam Sumana?

Berewa is a graduate of Fourah Bay College who went to study law later in the United Kingdom and earned a law degree. Before becoming a politician he had a long and brilliant career as a lawyer. As a politician he was Salone's Attorney-General & Minister of Justice for five years and later became Vice President for the past five years.

His runningmate, Momodu Koroma, is a graduate of Njala University from where he graduated with a BSc degree in maths and physics. He proceeded to earn an MSc degree from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom in mathematical physics and returned to teach maths and physics as a university lecturer at Njala University.

Following the victory of the SLPP in 1996 he was appointed Minister of Presidential Affairs and the Public Service where he led the Governance Reform process during the war years to reestablish governmental authority throughout the country. After the 2002 elections he became Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Co-operation and became engaged in reestablishing Sierra Leone's place in the international community and pleading for international support to rebuild the country's battered economy and ruined infrastructure following a decade of carnage and pillaging left behind by the rebel war.

My question is: can Ernest Koroma and Sam Sumana measure up against these two SLPP political heavy-weights?


Subject: Re: KNOWING THE SLPP FLAGBEARERS
From: FORTUNE TELLER
To: All
Date Posted: 19:31:45 07/04/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: at 74.8.30.110

Message:
Berewa and Momodu have not proven any leadership skill for 11 years. Better yet Berewa has proven he can become a dictator as well as a Muderer.In this age of civilization he killed 24 people including kulu- samba without the due process of the law. Now he has arrested a journalist and set a bail of $65000.00 cash cash.

Sierra Leone needs average ordinary people
who can relate to their struggle and suffering.You already have kabba and Berewa educational backgorund
totalling 175 years, what have they done.?Sierra leoneans knowns were sierra leone wants to go right now.Were is my own share of the 2 shipment load of rice stolen from the people of sierra leone.

Muderer and Executioners without any mercy for the thurst of power.Were is John Leigh the boot licker.
Show your face and loyalism now.


Subject: Re: KNOWING THE SLPP FLAGBEARERS
From: Fotune Runner
To: All
Date Posted: 19:39:55 07/04/07 ()
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Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
What's up Foday Mansary?


Subject: Re: KNOWING THE SLPP FLAGBEARERS
From: RUBBER DUCK
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Date Posted: 05:49:13 07/05/07 ()
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Entered From: host86-141-194-211.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.194.211

Message:
Foday don ready for fet he dae ask for John Leigh. hem hat wam bo duya lef JEL norto fet man de man day pan serious business na sa lon


Subject: BSL gives life to Robamba village
From: AWOKO
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Date Posted: 15:03:43 07/04/07 ()
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AWOKO

BSL gives life to Robamba village

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Robamba village, some 100 metres from Hastings outside Freetown, has been sieving mud from their drinking water in the dry season for some 24 years, according to Adama Sesay a resident of the community.
In the rainy season, they wait for the sky to open its mouth or fetch water from the wells.


“Safe drinking water has been a priced commodity and we have resigned to that situation,” she says.
Adama and hundreds of other residents of Robamba now breathe a sigh of relief, as the central Bank of Sierra Leone officially handed ten stand pipes over to that community.


Scores of people came out of their homes to welcome officials of the bank and to officially participate in the commissioning of the taps.
According to its Public Relations Officer, Beresford Taylor, the bank spent over Le 30 million to get clean drinking water to the village from the Guma Valley dam, through pipes.


The Deputy Bank Governor, Mohamed Fofanah who officially handed the taps to the community said that as part of their corporate responsibility, they were happy to give back to the people.
Another bank official, Haja Ajaratou Mahdi stressed that they community themselves had agreed that pipe-borne water was their felt need.


She said the Bank was complementing the efforts of government to bring development to communities.
The Robamba Chief, Pa Alimamy Kargbo offered a litany of prayers and blessings. He expressed his community’s appreciation.


A village elder, Osman Kamara said they had always known the water they had relied on for many years was not pure and they had been looking helplessly at their kith and kin being claimed by cholera.
With potable water, he said, lives had been saved.


Subject: Over mistaken Libyan rice 13 to appear in court today
From: AWOKO
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:16 07/04/07 ()
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Over mistaken Libyan rice 13 to appear in court today

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Thirteen people will this morning appear in court for allegedly carting away rice belonging to a businessman. The accused, among them four women, are said to have taken the rice without the permission of the owner as part of their share of the two shiploads of rice donated to the country by Libya in 2000.
They were arrested around the East End Police last week and were slated to have appeared before Magistrate Bankole Shyllon yesterday but their charge sheets arrived in court late hence they were taken to the Central Police Station.


Print


Subject: Re: Over mistaken Libyan rice 13 to appear in court today
From: APC
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Date Posted: 14:56:44 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
Hope Neville will help with their defense and if possible bail money.


Subject: HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THE STANDARD TIMES DEFAME?
From: JOINDALIST
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Date Posted: 13:56:28 07/04/07 ()
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AWOKO NEWS

Marampa Chief hands over $ 25,000

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The Marampa Chiefdom Paramount Chief Bai-Koblo-Queen II has presented twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) to land owners in the chiefdom.
The program which took place at the Lunsar Court-Barray attracted councilors, government officials and community elders in that part of the country.
Presenting the money, P.C Koblo-Queen II said that the London Mining Company (LMC) gave the Marampa Chiefdom $25,000 through the Bank of England in April this year.


He disclosed that the delay in the distribution of the money was due to the banking transaction between the Bank of England and the Bank of Sierra Leone.
PC Koblo-Queen II revealed that the seventy five million leones equivalent (Le.75 million) will be shared between three beneficiaries namely: the landowners, the community and the community administration.

Setting the records straight, the Paramount Chief debunked a publication by one of the local tabloids which alleged that he had embezzled the money.
He appealed to journalists to cross check their stories before publication.

The PC expressed gratitude to the LMC for the gesture saying that it is a step in the right direction. He urged beneficiaries to utilize the money well for the development of the community.


Misappropriation of Funds : Marampa Chiefdom Wants Koblo Queen to Account For Over One Hundred Million Leones

STANDARD TIMES

Posted by Unissa Bangura on Jun 20, 2007, 15:16



As investigations unfold into the activities of the wheeler dealer Paramount Chief of the Marampa Chiefdom, Kobolo Queen II, more shocking revelations continue to hit the public domain. Both the One Hundred Million Leones meant for chiefdom development project that was never utilized for the intended purpose and the Sixty Million Leones paid into the chiefdom by the SLPP government from proceeds realized from the sale of scrap metals are reportedly some of the millions of leones chopped by Paramount Chief Kobolo Queen II that elders, youths, and children are requesting him to give account of. There are other payments which were not reported in the previous edition that the people of the chiefdom want the public to know about including a new DSTV. This press has learnt that the executive of the London Mining Company has made another payment to the chiefdom in the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollar exclusively meant for land owners.

The report added that the money was paid by a bank draft dated April 19, 2007 issued by HSBC International Branch, and expected to be cleared within the next weeks.

The people of Marampa chiefdom are calling on the committee responsible for the disbursement of the funds not to allow PC Kobolo Queen II to collect the money on the pretext that he was doing so on their behalf. The reason, according to an elder of the chiefdom, Pa Alimamy Sesay, it would not benefit the chiefdom nor the youths, but the chief and his number of concubines.

In a related development, Standard Times learnt that the British Company (London Mining) has provided a new DSTV in addition to the 30 KVA Leister Generator, but all these items are in the possession of one of the concubines of the chief.

Further, members of the Marampa chiefdom have explained that houses allocated to London Mining Company by Paramount Chief Kobolo Queen II were built by the Senegalese Company (CSE) and after the departure of the company the houses were handed over to the chiefdom. These houses, according to some members of the Marampa Chiefdom, have been rented out to London Mining Company by the chief without holding consultation with elders of the chiefdom, and to worsen the already ugly situation prevalent in the chiefdom proceeds from the houses are pocketed by the chief while the township continues to wallop in deplorable condition.

Sadly, while the sufferings of the people continue to increase, youths remained unemployed and the Marampa Chiefdom retrogresses Kobolo Queen II is busy misappropriating funds meant for the development of the chiefdom with no sympathy for anyone. His subjects are now calling on him to give account of all monies collected on behalf of chiefdom meant for development.


Subject: Re: HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THE STANDARD TIMES DEFAME?
From: Radical
To: All
Date Posted: 20:09:46 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
I totally disaagree.Why pick on Standard Times??There are 67 registered newspapers in Sierra Leone, and name one, who does not come up with such publications, to blackmail people.Please name one????this is a challenge to SLAJ, I challenge you, name just ONE!!!


Subject: Re: HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THE STANDARD TIMES DEFAME?
From: AWT
To: All
Date Posted: 21:30:35 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-216-226-231-134.wdb.ses-americom.net at 216.226.231.134

Message:
Awareness Times. The owner is rich enough to sustain a newspaper without blackmailing.


Subject: Re: HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THE STANDARD TIMES DEFAME?
From: THEY DID IT TO OLU bECKLEY
To: All
Date Posted: 15:00:54 07/04/07 ()
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Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
STANDARD TIMES
BY PHILLIP NEVILLE

Housing director embezzles funds

FREETOWN, August 01 -- The Country Director of the African Housing Fund (AHF)- Sierra Leone, Mr. Patrick Olu Beckley is reported to have fled the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, for an undisclosed locat1on in the United States of America following alleged embezzlement of thousands of dollars from the organisation's funds.

Standard Times gathered that the Kenyan authorities have confiscated Patrick Beckley's assets including his house, cars and some personal effects.

The African Housing Fund (AHF), a Pan African organisation with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, started operations in Sierra Leone in April 1986 in the Kambia, Bo and Pujehun districts respectively, specializing in rebuilding and refurbishing houses vandalised during the rebel war and also giving out micro credit to small scale enterprises.

It is understood that the sacked director, Patrick O. Beckley, was operating the organisation as a one man's employer, serving as Accountant, Project Manager and Purchasing Officer.

In addition, all external transactions were directly under his tight control until when it became quite evident that the organisation was virtually collapsing that the Ministry of Lands, Housing, Country Planning and the Environment decided to step in in order to salvage the situation.

The ministry signed series of memoranda of understanding with the Nairobi office under successive ministers, including, Alhaji Samura, Capt. (Rtd.) Abdul Rahman Kamara, Haja Hafsatu Kabbah and Dr. John Karimu but with little success as the Kenyan headquarters had already dissolved the entire organisation's operations in Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

With the collapse of the former management, an interim management committee under the supervision of Shelter Afrique was set up in Nairobi to oversee the activities of the AHF programme and Mr. Patrick Beckley was again appointed Deputy Director leaving behind several hundreds of Sierra Leonean employees jobless and dejected.

Meanwhile, when Standard Times contacted the Director of Housing in the ministry, Mr. Murana to comment on certain allegations levied against him by some aggrieved workers alleging that he had received huge sums of money on their behalf from Kenyan, he stated out that the allegations are untrue, adding that he was on leave during the year in question, that is, between May 1998 and November 1999 and that he had no knowledge of any transaction that may have taken place in his absence.

This press also gathered that in 1999 during the term of office of former Minister of Lands, Haja Hafsatu Kabbah, the sum of $15,000 was sent to the AHF office in Sierra Leone which was reportedly received by Nazralla Kamara, Yusuf Kamara, Mr. Samura and Mr. Sheriff who failed to account to the other members of the organisation which led to a bitter quarrel, causing the minister to expel them from their Youyi Building 3rd floor office.

Documentary evidence presently available to this press confirmed that the Minister of Lands and Housing, Dr. Alfred Bobson Sesay and his Director, Mr. Murana are making frantic efforts to retrieve funds from AHF headquarters in Nairobi to pay their redundant workers in Sierra Leone.

In a letter written to a Mr. L. R. Oluanji of the interim management committee of Shelter Afrique on the subject matter of "Staff Benefit and Liabilities, AHF programme Sierra Leone".

The letter read in part: "I refer to the subject which is of serious concern to the government of Sierra Leone and the ministry in particular. As you are aware, a number of outstanding issues are yet to be addressed since the cessation of the AHF operations in Sierra Leone, principal among these are that of the payment of benefits owed to staff and settlement of liabilities incurred on behalf of AHF.

"As you are aware Sierra Leone has gone through a disastrous ten-year war which has distressed and traumatized a large percentage of the population. In such circumstances the government is anxious to avoid any situation that would cause discontent and ignite social unrest.

I thus take this opportunity to prevail upon you to use your good offices to conclusively address the growing agitation among your staff for their benefits to be paid".

To bring the matter to a close, some disgruntled workers have called upon the Anti-corruption to invite the sacked AHF Director from the states to come to Sierra Leone and face the commission, adding that Mr. Beckley's statement is unbelievable, stating that 80% of the houses constructed by his organisation have broken down. Ministry of Lands officials say they have no official dealings with AHF as all transactions were carried out by their boss, Mr. Beckley when things were going on pretty well and now that the table has turned around they've falsely maligning ministry officials to pay them some money.

Editor's note: Read in our subsequent editions the present financial position of AHF, Present assets and liabilities in Sierra Leone and the invitation of the Anti-Corruption to probe the past activities of the sacked director, Patrick O. Beckley. - Standard Times


Subject: Re: HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THE STANDARD TIMES DEFAME?
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 23:57:04 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
In his case he said nothing and did nothing. So silence means consent.


Subject: I feel humbled SLPP Running Mate - Momodu Koroma
From: Sahr Kpundema Iscandri
To: All
Date Posted: 13:50:49 07/04/07 ()
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I feel humbled SLPP Running Mate - Momodu Koroma

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The Leader and Presidential candidate of the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Solomon Ekuma Berewa has ended the long running tension and speculation within the party by naming his running mate.


Just before noon Monday July 2nd 2007 a release from the “office of the leader” stated “…I have held consultations with the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and have decided to appoint Alhaji Momodu Koroma currently the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as my running mate for the forth coming 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.”

The naming of the former University lecturer and Presidential Affairs Minister comes five days before the party goes to the National Electoral Commission to formally nominate its Presidential candidate and running mate.
Reached for his reaction Mr Momodu Koroma said “this is a unique opportunity in anyone’s life to be given the opportunity to serve in a very high capacity like this.”


He went on “ I feel humbled by the decision of the Vice President to appoint me.


I know it is his sole decision and he alone knows the criteria he used to choose me. I am therefore very grateful to him for giving me this opportunity.”



Subject: Re: I feel humbled SLPP Running Mate - Momodu Koroma
From: I dont
To: All
Date Posted: 20:20:42 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
after a lot of begging, and Kabbah armtwisting of Berewa, the man feels humbled.God!!!we are so shameless.


Subject: Re: I feel humbled SLPP Running Mate - Momodu Koroma
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 00:03:49 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Why not worry about the DAFT the APC has as the running mate.

What a POLITICAL mis-calculation.

Where is MUSA KAMARA, Alieu Iscandri, Fanusie, BFhwy, Olu(AHF)Beckley?

where were you, when Koroma's wife made the decision for her cousin to be the husband's running mate?

What a serious of cronyism.



Subject: Re: I feel humbled SLPP Running Mate - Momodu Koroma
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:49 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
"Where is MUSA KAMARA, Alieu Iscandri, Fanusie, BFhwy, Olu(AHF)Beckley?

where were you, when Koroma's wife made the decision for her cousin to be the husband's running mate?"

Unlike our Leader who made his choice in agreement with the highest Advisery body of the party (NAC),your SLPP running mate was choosen by PA KABBAH and COLONEL GHARDAFFI. So tell me who is the true leader between the two candidates?


Subject: Re: I feel humbled SLPP Running Mate - Momodu Koroma
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 13:12:33 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
NAC? What is that? A fictitious body created for the sake of incase?
That decision was never NAC's. It came from the one-maniac and power-hungry GUY.


Subject: Re: I feel humbled SLPP Running Mate - Momodu Koroma
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 13:53:28 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
NAC.NATIONAL ADVISERY COUNCIL. Now tell me EDITOR do your SLPP party has an advisery body? NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOO,because PA KABBAH and the foreign killer COLONEL GHADAFFI are the loners of your party.

HOW BA U DAE JEALOUS? NOR WORRY WE GO CALL OONA FOR CAM HELP REBUILD DI COUNTRY.


Subject: Re: I feel humbled SLPP Running Mate - Momodu Koroma
From: TOP ADVISER
To: All
Date Posted: 13:59:30 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Yes we do and we went through alot of interviews for the running -mate position and we were unanimous on Koroma.
At-least he did not buy his position like some other folks did.....

APC una lek money.....

Monehhhh ooh. Porrot


Subject: Re: I feel humbled SLPP Running Mate - Momodu Koroma
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 23:43:22 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
And who cares how the heck you feel?


Subject: The Diamnd Road
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:16 07/04/07 ()
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Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
The DIAMOND ROAD
DISCOVERY TIMES CHANNEL
TUESDAY JULY 17TH 2007

MUST WATCH FOR ALL SIERRA LENEANS


Subject: Re: The Diamnd Road
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:08 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
http://times.discovery.com/tv-schedules/series.html?paid=141.13744.112572.29396.2


Subject: SLPP RUNNING MATE: WAS JOHN LEIGH JOHN LEIGHED AGAIN
From: Investigator
To: All
Date Posted: 12:52:30 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
Reports from credible sources intimate that John Leigh was expecting Solomon Berewa to name him as his running mate. When Momodu Koroma's name was confirmed on the ticket, John Leigh is said to have ben extremely disappointed at Berewa after all the vigorous campaigning in cyberspace. Has John Leigh been John Leighed twice in two years by the same man?


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE: WAS JOHN LEIGH JOHN LEIGHED AGAIN
From: Grace to Grass
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Date Posted: 14:25:22 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
He was hoping to President, then Vice President, now perhaps Minister, and if no, then probably Ambassador, and if no, then................Osh..


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE: WAS JOHN LEIGH JOHN LEIGHED AGAIN
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 13:20:25 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Stop telling tales!!!!
You are just trying to bring John Leigh's name into the fray once again. You really miss his absense. don't you?????
You sicko....


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE: WAS JOHN LEIGH JOHN LEIGHED AGAIN
From: boli
To: All
Date Posted: 12:04:45 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: boli@yahoo.com
Entered From: 79-66-114-232.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com at 79.66.114.232

Message:
You sound like John Leigh without the fulumunku abuses


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE: WAS JOHN LEIGH JOHN LEIGHED AGAIN
From: FORTUNE TELLER
To: All
Date Posted: 17:30:04 07/04/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
I have proffessize that Ambassor Leighy will go to his
Gabri without seeing the shadow of sierra leone presidency.I have also look into what was his possibility of his ansestors and the answer is nagative.Well my Ambassador you can perform the following sacrifices.

2 ship load of rice from GHADAFFI,30 BUSES,50 TRUCKS FOR THE MILITARY AND ALL THE MONEY PROMISED TO GIVE THE POOR PEOPLE DEPOSITED IN THE ACCOUNT OF ABDULAI AHMED MUSTAPHA. please buy a one wat ticket for you, kabba and Berewa and then you can smell the door of the Vice Presidency

Call me your fortune teller on August 12th for further instructions


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE: WAS JOHN LEIGH JOHN LEIGHED AGAIN
From: Abdul Karim
To: All
Date Posted: 13:29:43 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
What makes you think the person is telling lies? You are the liar, I think.

And again, why do you think the person misses the fool called Leigh? We have you here to take his place, don't we?


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE: WAS JOHN LEIGH JOHN LEIGHED AGAIN
From: Abdul Karim Iscandri
To: All
Date Posted: 13:47:22 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
Ok, Abdul Karim Iscandri,

I hear you.


Subject: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: COCORIOKO
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:04 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 0-1pool12-206.nas32.newark2.nj.us.da.qwest.net at 63.235.12.206

Message:
CONFIRMED 12 : 30 PM WEDNESDAY JULY 4, 2OO7


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Kaitibi
To: All
Date Posted: 12:43:20 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
Who is Sam Sumana?? Sam who????


Subject: Re: THIS IS SAM SUMANA
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 14:26:24 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
SAMUEL SAM-SUMANA

Date of Birth April 17, 1962
Place of Birth: Koidu Town, Kono District
Father’s Name: Chief Sam Sumana (late)
Mother’s Name: Haja Sia Hawa Sam-Sumana
Marital Status: Married with children
Religion: Muslim.

EDUCATION:
EUB Primary School, Jaiama Nimikoro, Kono District
EUB Secondary School, Jaiama Nimikoro, Kono District
B.Sc. (Management Information Systems)
Metropolitan State University, Minnesota USA

DIPLOMA (Diamond Rough Grading, Sorting, and Polishing)
American Institute of Diamond Cutting and Polishing, Deer Field
Beach, FL, USA

DIPLOMA (Computer Network Support Specialist)
Knoll wood Computer and Business School, St. Louis Park, MN,
USA
WORK EXPERIENCE:

CEO
Aries Rehabilitation Construction and Supplies (ARCS) SL Ltd.

Managing Director
United Diamond Mining Company, Koidu Town, Kono Dstrict,
Sierra Leone

Country Manager – Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia
C-12 International
OTHERS
Vice Chairman – Kono Union Chapter, Minnesota, USA
Community development in Kono and Kenema District.
Constructed and repaired roads within Kono District and partnered with chiefdom authorities in Kono and Kenema Districts to build and repair roads.


Member of the “Five-Man Committee” and reasonable contributor to the APC in Kono and beyond.

Meaningful Contributor to the Kono District Scholarship Board.


Subject: Re: THIS IS SAM SUMANA
From: Saloneman
To: All
Date Posted: 20:13:02 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
Metropolitan Universirty????never heard of this name before, yes, I do know metropolitan Funeral home in freetown


Subject: Re: THIS IS SAM SUMANA
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 09:35:54 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
"Metropolitan Universirty????never heard of this name before, yes, I do know metropolitan Funeral home in freetown."
No surprise to your claim,because you are a blind SLPP apologist. RIP SLPP AUG 12TH.
Now check the link.


Subject: Re: THIS IS SAM SUMANA
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 14:55:18 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
What a long list of accomplishment.


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:17:09 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Sam Sumana is a competent sierra leonean business man from Kono. He is up standing honest and true APC. If you were in Sierra Leone, you would have known who sam sumana is because most people in sierra leone know who sam sumana is.

With Ernest Koroma and Sam Sumana the APC has been able to put together a team that is going to give the SLPP a run for their money (I mean all the stolen loot).

Now that a running mate hass been chosen its open season on SLPP and their 10 years of misrule. I challenge all to help the people of sierra leone to place the slpp years of leadership under a microscope and properly evaluate it for all its worth.

Sierra Leone first.!!!!!!!!!!!!


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Please
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:01 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
I am in salone, and i do not know who the heck is Sam Sumana. The mn is not known.


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:53 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Probably not known to you but that should not preclude you from trying to know him now.


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Sahr Kpundema
To: All
Date Posted: 13:41:36 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
All of the Kono people are now going to vote for the APC because it is the only party that has brought one of our own to the top spot. Now all of us Kono people should work towards making sure that the SLPP dos not win one seat in the Kono District


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Newton
To: All
Date Posted: 07:22:56 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
You say you do not know Sam Sumana because you are used to been presented with recycled politicians/Swegbe. This guy is the newest kid on the bloc. Go Ernest


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Sahr Kpundema Iscandri
To: All
Date Posted: 13:46:15 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
Ok, Sahr Iscandri, i hear you.


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 14:32:45 07/04/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Ernest and Sam! A perfect combination, as we wish both of them; the magnanimous contenders for the position of running manate, and all the APC parliamentary candidadtes sucess in the upcoming elections.

The nation will be solidly behind this charismatic; astute and well balanced team.


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Kohtoh Kamal
To: All
Date Posted: 15:02:14 07/04/07 ()
Email Address: kamal@hotmail.com
Entered From: smith2250.apsc.vt.edu at 128.173.64.123

Message:
dream-on, There is nothing wrong with that. IN your life time, APC will never again rule SL.


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Ernest
To: All
Date Posted: 15:01:35 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
My wife is KONO- My running mate is from KONO.

What a coincidence. My made this decision. Hope the APC will accept my in-law as my running mate.


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Rotten Saloneman
To: All
Date Posted: 20:17:56 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
Not again, you corrupt people, full of nepotism.In laws, Shaky was you in law, so was Momoh, and I am sure, someone would say Strasser, and Bio, and ofcourse Kabbah,and no one hesitated to reclaim Johnny Paul and now Ernet and Sam.For once, just shut up, and let democracy take its course.I think we are all rotten in there.Graw up .


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: Sam Sonsiama of Yomandu-Kono
To: All
Date Posted: 18:43:49 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.20

Message:
This is political inbreeding.. Everything Kono? Wife, Kono. Runningmate, Kono?

Troubul don fodom na apc camp.


Subject: Re: SAM SUMANA IS ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE
From: FULL ME MOT
To: All
Date Posted: 00:15:03 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
This one full dem mot.
No noise yaing yaing.

Monkey nor dae lef im black hand.

APC spin doctors, this is a tough sell for you.


Subject: For "Dr. Abdul Nahim"
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 09:58:12 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
You are living on the generosity of foreign aid.

I am reading - after listening to Alan Johnston – I’ll start my re-read of Jonathan Sacks´
” The Dignity of Difference” - I have abandoned Betty Rojtman’s “Black Fire on White” - it’s proved far too difficult for me……..

That’s one way of counting your riches……..when the time comes I’m sure that you can match my every cent with a Euro or a dollar or two…. So be happy, like me.

You are right: just the word DEVEKUT proves you are right. I shouldn’t be wasting my time here at all.

So, thank you DR Abdullah Nahim - for you too, apart from improving on your adab, you should be pursuing taqwa and Nkrumah did say seek ye first the political Kingdom didn’t he? SO follow your leader. I have a leader of a totally different order.
Cheers and hope that the best man wins and your life improves after August 11th.

The best running mate candidate so far is Hon. Momodou Koroma – a very smart man.


Subject: Chez Winakabs WAE ME YONE
From: Hungry Youth
To: All
Date Posted: 10:31:41 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-137-201-100.range86-137.btcentralplus.com at 86.137.201.100

Message:
"The youths have no right to do what they did and continue to do. We have a fragile peace and others not wanting peace in the country will seize these incidents as opportunities for them to wreck havoc on us again. Do we want this?"Chez Winakabs Europe

No! never. However, its statements like these from a man like you that really makes some of us, hungry and angry youths feel like throwing up. Winston, were you not the leader of a gang of youths who break into a rice store back home and helped yourselves during the apc days? Did it ever crossed your mind then, that such an illegal act would have send opportunist on the rampage in the whole country? Or is it a case of it was ok for you to break into a rice store and help yourself to a few rations during the apc regime. But now illegal for hungry and angry youths to raid a container full of rice? Because opportunist will use it to "WRECK HAVOC ON US AGAIN"? Oh Sa.Lone, the politics is always about WAE ME YONE. Don't worry my brother Solo B your choice for president, the honest man from a humble beginning will surely here you.


Subject: Re: Chez Winakabs WAE ME YONE
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 03:53:45 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.156.236.63

Message:
Aaaaaah! Aaaaah! Me throat they hurt me right now pan laugh. I am happy to visit my years back then. What you mentioned was an allegation and I was charged at 16, to appear in court and they matter lasted for two years into my 18 birthday. I was acquitted and discharged and legal costs paid for the malicious prosecution. What do you want me to twell you that it was done outside the law or the law let me go free? My compatriot, what happened then came to light when we were visited by disillussioned and disgruntled fellow citizens with the aid of outsiders who saw what the weak and psychotic regime we had.

I was a conscious young man who so despair in the faces of my people I mingled with everyday. i left my parents house to dwell amongs these people as I felt i was able to give them hope. I tried my best - some older than myself were able to enrol back into schools, all at my expenses - where did you get the money at that age, you may want to ask? I was doing a lot of jobs whilst a form three pupil at the Albert Academy. from school, i will go down to dock workers union and do a few filing, then go to Free Street to write letters for people unable to do so and sometimes i will work with my guru - sosoliso -(i wonder where he may be today - may God bless him for opening my eyes at that age to the corruption in the country under APC. Sosoliso was the person that made me earn the money that could pay the entire staff at my school per onth. what was he doing you may want to know? I have nothing to hide! I was very tall, at fifteen, i was 6' 2" and looked like someone in their twenties with a very high intellect. During holidays, I will travel with his mentors to Abidjan, Dakar, Niamey and brassaville for business purposes. I was a business associate to certain business people in Sierra leone. i also had the power of attorney to the businesses of very influential guys whom i later saw as irresponsible crinimals who care not for the ordinary Sierra leonean. I used my intellect to know all they were doing and decided that I will not stand this but I had to do it the right way as they were too powqerful and could even get killed. I sent so many people to study abroad and rented so many homes for young and talented fellow young men whom today have become better individuals and helped so many other people. it was my crime!! Whay else do you want to here? More? wait for the day i publish my autobiography.

Another thing i want to tell you that I am capable of surviving in the hardest and stringent conditions of life. the world is my home and its niche i have adopted and adapted to. At CKC, I survive by writing letters for passengers and other people at the lorry park along Mahei Bioma Road very close to the city centre (the name I have forgotten). Whenever, i get to visit the hospital in Bo, I will make it a point of duty by taking my writing pad and pen to this lorry park and make some change. That is why I was always with money. I am very resourceful and to this day i remain to survive under conditions the ordinary would not. is this a crime? How then can you compare that to what happened in the rice incident last week. Do justice and save me from looking back in despair or regret. i am proud of everything I did during my teenage years. i went to Pademba Road when i just passed my fifteenth birthday and spent in total seven nights. i was always coming to court daily during those seven days. It was during a weekend I spent there that I saw Bai mkari N'silk. I sometimes wonder when Alie formeh says N'silk wa executed along with Taqui. i saw him and we spoke lengthily. I met a lot of other people there during my seven days and to this day i was happy to have met them and learnt the other world - a woo tu beeruu - the world wae for fraid -.

On entering remand, I saw a writing on the wall of the remain block entrance just near the female block
that read - "NO ONE IS BORN A CRIMINAL SOCIETY MAKES HIM SO, THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE THE MAN IS TO CHANGE HIS WHOLE SOCIAL CONDITIONS". I was pleased that such existed as I was in reality changing peoples lives by changing their social conditions. i will never regret my childhood. it made me at 19 to just decide to move away from a country that cared not for its people who will be helpers, leaders tomorrow. I have seen what you ahve not and that gives me the added advantage to be able to manage conflicts and survive.


THE PAST CREATES THE PRESENT AND TO HAVE A BRIGHTER FUTURE, USED THE PAST!! Winakabs 2007


Subject: SLPP ASPIRANT THREATENS TO CLOSE DOWN RADIO STATION
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 09:29:23 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:

Sierra Leone: SLPP Aspirant Threatens to Close Down Radio station

Abdul Karim Koroma
Freetown

Hon. Ansu Kaikai of the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Friday allegedly threatened to shut down Radio Wanjei in Pujehun and have its Station Manager arrested if he allowed members of the People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) in the Diaspora to sensitize its membership about the August polls on the radio.

The SLPP parliamentary candidate for Pujehun district, who is facing an uphill task to retain his seat, ordered the Station Manager to either call off the programme or the police would arrest him.


Patrick Samu, a youth activist in Pujehun stated that after 45 minutes of fruitful discussion on the way forward for the district and why the people should vote PMDC and not the ruling SLPP, the radio suddenly went off air.

"The programme was immediately stopped and the panelists were informed that the programme cannot be continued because Ansu Kaikai said so. The group, all senior members of the opposition PMDC, had a two hour contract with the management of the station to sensitize the people of Pujehun about the elections through telephone conferencing," Samu said.

This is the second attack against the freedom of the press in less than a week, a clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which Sierra Leone is a signatory. Five days ago, the editor of Freetown's Standard Times newspaper, Philip Neville, was arrested and charged with seditious libel.

Sylvester Suaray, a member of PMDC who was one of the callers from London stated that all the programme did was inform the people what the SLPP failed do for the past 10 years.

"We reminded our people of the fact that our district was the first to be free of rebels but yet still there is no development in the district. The houses are falling down despite the fact that the SLPP promised them roofing to rebuild their houses. When several villages were flooded couple of years ago, all President Kabbah could offer them was 4 bags of rice and a bag of sugar," Suaray said.

The PMDC has lodged an informal complaint to the Director of Community Radio Network (CORNET), Isaac Massaquoi noting how Kaikai disrupted their programme.

CORNET was the organization that established Radio Wanjei.

Mohamed Lahai Jah, another resident of Pujehun, stated that he liked the programme because it was educative and that he was astonished that the station went off air.

"There's no invective used against the SLPP or its leadership. All that the panelists and our brothers overseas did was to outline how SLPP had failed the district, notwithstanding the fact that we voted for them 100% in the 2002 elections," he said.
Hon. Kaikai told Concord Times that the callers on the programme, who are based outside the jurisdiction of the country, were making wide allegations about the government and the SLPP.

"As a trustee of the station I called the manager to suggest to him if they are recording the programme.

The person in charge told that all their recorders were faulty. I advised them to use their professionalism in order to avoid slander," he said, adding that the person in charge stopped the programme.


Subject: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 09:11:34 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:

This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:

The country receives 50, 000 or X bags of rice as a food donation. This is sold at half price to people who re-sell at a higher price, to the food market and make a profit.
Delete this and you’ll have to wait for Jesus to come back because I’ll be outta here forever. You think I don’t have other things to do, than hanging out with YOU?
After August 11 you’ll still be here. Today is 4th July… a GREAT DAY!
http://www.cottontreenews.org/latest/food-aid-from-libya-was-monetized-2.html
”Mrs. Koroma further said some of the rice was given to the National Commission for Social Action for distribution to the disabled.” (Serious responses to this posting will be seriously engaged)
Was given to the NCSA for distribution to the disabled - that's pretty vague.
Was it distributed? How much was distributed, and to who was it distributed?
Could we have an accounting?
Did Ms. Koroma herself avail herself of the opportunity to get some free rice?
Did any of the hogahs get any free rice?
I remember Hon. Mr. Kamanda Bongay - in those SLPP days... wanna hear the rest of the story? Well, did SLPP ministers and higher functionaries not turn up at Indian and Lebanese merchant shops and just point with their walking sticks, so that their cars and trucks could be loaded with bags of rice and other goods? Things I have witnessed with my own eyes.
Reminds me of reports of Palestinians in Lebanon – before the Israeli invasion – people armed with their guns turning up in other people’s shops even Lebanese Christian shops and DEMANDING contributions “to the cause” – and we need look no further than Gemayel’s role in the massacres at Sabra and Shatila
About Muammar al-Qadhafi’s most generous gift of rice to the hungry we are talking about accountability for several pyramids of rice – and saying the gift was “monetized” is not a sufficient explanation of accounting for what happened. This is no laughing matter, even for those who have no sense of humour and have never cracked a single joke on this forum (perhaps because they think that the intelligence in humour is non-academic and not dignified behaviour) but in giving an accounting, we expect more precise facts and figures, not to tell the auditor- general year and after year that certain astronomical sums of money " disappeared".
Disappeared from whose custody, and from where to where?
About accountability and accuracy (in reporting) we demand the same kind of accuracy that Ms Koroma for example observes when counting her monthly salary. If a few thousand Leones are missing she demands the full sum doesn’t she?
Will the gifts of tractors, busses other equipment also be sold/ monetized – and sold to who – at the subsidized price for best friends – for what reason?
About the rice – people are hungry………….and a cock and bull story about NASSIT just wont do – the NASIT scheme provides hard cash to play with and everybody knows that “Monetization” is the surest way of converting material (e.g. oil or even diamonds) that cannot otherwise be put into the pocket, being converted into hard moveable cash .....
Looka here and check out what happened about
Qadhafi’s food donations to Zimbabwe were not monetized into a pensions scheme for disabled. There was surely ready money – through AID and other donations, to take care of that. Why should bags of rice have been “sold” to provide cash for NASSIT? Let’s be a little less wonder struck about the most intelligent SLPP government
Another take:
Qadhafi donations of food to Zimbabwe
http://www.google.se/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4GGLJ_enSE229SE229&q=Qadhafi+donations+of++food+to+Zimbabwe&btnG=Search



Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: DR. Abdul Nahim
To: All
Date Posted: 09:18:03 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
"You think I don’t have other things to do, than hanging out with YOU?"

Yes, you are an idler. You are umemployed living on the generousity of the Swedish tax payers.


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 12:05:46 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
I am one of the Swedish tax payers.......

"us lesser plebs" yes.
In the right frame of mind Johnny Ernest Leigh looking down from where he is in his heaven condescends with his local diplomatic parlance: us lesser plebs = us san-san boys (and san-san girls?)

A San-San boy is a Cameroonian Krio expression (I have Cameroonian friends like Stefan Dikanda that I talk Krio with, regularly


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:34 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
You are a doctor - or you say you are - and I wouldn’t want to be you - don't even know how to behave and obviously you are one of the most uncivilised and backward of persons on this planet.

This is the middle of the industrial holidays – most people are in Barbados or Thailand or Spain. I’m here. WE don't belong to the same segments of society obviously - you are too far away from me.

We are talking about Libyan donations of rice to your poor and starving and underdeveloped people and not about your allegations about me and argument ad hominem won't do. What I am, who I am, and my personal and material assets are beyond your reach – even if you become the next president of Sierra Leone. You’ve heard Ella and Louis sing “They can’t take that away from me”?

Are you on holidays- Alan Johnston is talking from Jerusalem on Al Jazzera in English and today is the 4th of July.


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: CORNY'S DOCTOR
To: All
Date Posted: 09:49:16 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
Please leave my patient alone. He is suffering from acute mental disorder. Mr. Hamelberg needs help instead of insults. He has lost it, and we should reach out to him. He is a gentleman, but this crase business kin mek ee change.


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 10:17:39 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
" mek" ( transliteration of your pronunciation - instead of make ( Krio) shows Mende language interference. Watch it.
I am trained.Well trained. You are not - have not received my kind of training. I would hate to completely re-rail you.


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: CORNY'S DOCTOR
To: All
Date Posted: 10:25:26 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
Check out this link, and see if the word is not spelt mek in krio, instead of make(English). You are an old fool.


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 10:39:34 07/04/07 ()
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You mother is an old fool and perhaps a whorhish old fool at that. Your dad a fishmonger - but that's Elisabethan - elegance is lost on you. I meant PIMP

I am a native Krio speaker not a freeewheeling cowboy from Bo.


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: CHIEFDOM ELDERS
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Date Posted: 10:42:03 07/04/07 ()
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You have started abusing our chief in his chiefdom. Please stop it now. Curtis-Thomas is not the one engaging you. This is the last warning to you. Any further attacks on the chief, will lead to a thorugh ass wiping for this old crazy wretch.


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 10:52:11 07/04/07 ()
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You heard about a guy called Mohammed Savage?


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: CORNY'S DOCTOR
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Date Posted: 10:59:38 07/04/07 ()
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No, but I have heard about Mohamed Hamelberg.


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 11:03:46 07/04/07 ()
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Impersonation Dr. Abdul Nahim-Holmes or is it your new undercover name? Keep on talking


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 10:34:06 07/04/07 ()
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You mother is an old fool and perhaps a whorsih old fool at that.Your dad a fishmonger.

There is a key to transliteration you know. " Dr."


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 10:30:49 07/04/07 ()
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Is this what you are worried about on this Forum?


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 10:03:25 07/04/07 ()
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Babuface Curtis you want me to get on your case in the USA?


Subject: SIERRA LEONE: New laws give women unprecedented rights, prot
From: HUMAN RIGHT
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SIERRA LEONE: New laws give women unprecedented rights, protections
04 Jul 2007 12:37:37 GMT

Source: IRIN

Reuters DAKAR, 4 July 2007 (IRIN) - Women in Sierra Leone stand to enjoy unprecedented rights under new laws making wife-beating a criminal offence, allowing women to inherit property, and protecting young women against forced marriage.

One human rights coalition said the three laws, enacted by Sierra Leone's parliament 14 June, will "help to radically improve the legal position of women in Sierra Leone." In a communique the Taskforce on Gender Bills said, "Until now the issue of redress for injustices committed against women especially in the domestic realm has been an uphill task because of the inadequacies of the law."

In the past women had no chance of justice if their husbands abused them, experts said. Generally, such matters have been kept in the family or at most presented to a local traditional leader.

"The new law gives tools to police and family support units to take the necessary steps [to go after offenders]," said Tania Bernath, a researcher with Amnesty International. "If women know they have these tools they are more likely to bring domestic violence cases."

A women's rights expert in Sierra Leone said given the stigma attached to bringing attention to domestic violence, grassroots organisations are prepared to support women in seeking protection under the law.

Defining abuse

"People have this idea that domestic violence is a private, family matter that should not be taken into the public domain," said Jebbeh Forster of the UN development fund for women, UNIFEM. Local women's groups can provide the backing women need as these laws are implemented, she said.

The definition of domestic violence in the new law is broad. It includes "physical or sexual abuse, economic abuse, emotional, verbal or psychological abuse, harassment, conduct that harms, endangers the safety, health or well-being of another person or undermines the privacy and dignity of another person."

A member of the Sierra Leonean group '50/50,' which works to increase women's influence in public policy, said the laws are likely to encourage women to be active in the political domain.

Confidence building

"These laws will give women confidence," 50/50 programme coordinator Christiana Wilson told IRIN. "If women are not confident enough, they will not come out for political positions. Women can now say, 'I'm somebody. My husband cannot just beat me up. I am somebody - and why don't I go for even more?'"

Wilson said the act giving women inheritance rights in marriage are crucial to women's empowerment. "Women here are generally poor," she said. The law "will bring women access to wealth which is a very important factor in getting political positions."

Amnesty International said in a statement, "The inheritance law ensures that throughout Sierra Leone women have access to the property they are rightfully entitled to when their husband dies, without interference from extended family members."

The third act, calling for the registration of customary marriages, introduces a minimum age of 18 years for such marriages and calls for the consent of both parties.


Subject: COTTON TREE NEWS ONLINE
From: JOURNALIST
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Date Posted: 07:02:05 07/04/07 ()
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LISTEN AND READ NEWS FROM FREETOWN LIVE.

Listen to the audio and hear the head of DFID saying that the report that was witten by Duval Smith that the british gov't was witholding aid to salone is false, and they were going to release the funds.


Subject: Re: COTTON TREE NEWS ONLINE
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 08:42:00 07/04/07 ()
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Re-
http://www.cottontreenews.org/latest/food-aid-from-libya-was-monetized-2.html
”Mrs. Koroma further said some of the rice was given to the National Commission for Social Action for distribution to the disabled.” (Serious responses to this posting will be seriously engaged)
Was given to the NCSA for distribution to the disabled - that's pretty vague.
Was it distributed? How much was distributed, and to who was it distributed?
Could we have an accounting?
Did Ms. Koroma herself avail herself of the opportunity to get some free rice?
Did any of the hogahs get any free rice?
I remember Hon. Mr. Kamanda Bongay - in those SLPP days... wanna hear the rest of the story? Well, did SLPP ministers and higher functionaries not turn up at Indian and Lebanese merchant shops and just point with their walking sticks, so that their cars and trucks could be loaded with bags of rice and other goods? Things I have witnessed with my own eyes.
Reminds me of reports of Palestinians in Lebanon – before the Israeli invasion – people armed with their guns turning up in other people’s shops even Lebanese Christian shops and DEMANDING contributions “to the cause” – and we need look no further than Gemayel’s role in the massacres at Sabra and Shatila
About Muammar al-Qadhafi’s most generous gift of rice to the hungry we are talking about accountability for several pyramids of rice – and saying the gift was “monetized” is not a sufficient explanation of accounting for what happened. This is no laughing matter, even for those who have no sense of humour and have never cracked a single joke on this forum (perhaps because they think that the intelligence in humour is non-academic and not dignified behaviour) but in giving an accounting, we expect more precise facts and figures, not to tell the auditor- general year and after year that certain astronomical sums of money " disappeared".
Disappeared from whose custody, and from where to where?
About accountability and accuracy (in reporting) we demand the same kind of accuracy that Ms Koroma for example observes when counting her monthly salary. If a few thousand Leones are missing she demands the full sum doesn’t she?
Will the gifts of tractors, busses other equipment also be sold/ monetized – and sold to who – at the subsidized price for best friends – for what reason?
About the rice – people are hungry………….and a cock and bull story about NASSIT just wont do – the NASIT scheme provides hard cash to play with and everybody knows that “Monetization” is the surest way of converting material (e.g. oil or even diamonds) that cannot otherwise be put into the pocket, being converted into hard moveable cash .....
Looka here and check out what happened about
Qadhafi’s food donations to Zimbabwe were not monetized into a pensions scheme for disabled. There was surely ready money – through AID and other donations, to take care of that. Why should bags of rice have been “sold” to provide cash for NASSIT? Let’s be a little less wonder struck about the most intelligent SLPP government
Another take:


Subject: Re: COTTON TREE NEWS ONLINE
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 08:12:28 07/04/07 ()
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" Mrs. Koroma further said some of the rice was given to the National Commission for Social Action for distribution to the disabled."

Was given to the NCSA for distribution to the disabled - that's pretty vague.
Was it distributed? How much was distributed, and to who was it distributed?
Could we have an accounting?
Did Ms. Koroma herself avail herself of the opportunity to get some free rice?
Did any of the hogahs get any free rice?

I remember Hon. Mr. Kamanda Bongay - in those SLPP days... wanna hear the rest of the story? Well, did SLPP ministers and higher functionaries not turn up at Indian and Lebanese merchant shops and just point with their walking sticks, so that their cars and trucks could be loaded with bags of rice and other goods? Things I have witnessed with my own eyes.
Reminds me of reports of Palestinians in Lebanon – before the Israeli invasion – people armed with their guns turning up in other people’s shops even Lebanese Christian shops and DEMANDING contributions “to the cause” – and we need look no further than Gemayel’s role in the massacres at Sabra and Shatila

About Muammar al-Qadhafi’s most generous gift of rice to the hungry we are talking about accountability for several pyramids of rice – and saying the gift was “monetized” is not a sufficient explanation of accounting for what happened. This is no laughing, even for those who have never cracked a single joke on this forum ( because perhaps they think that is non-academic and not dignified behaviour) but in giving an accounting, we expect more precise facts and figures, not to tell the auditor- general year and after year that certain astronomical sums of money " disappeared".
Disappeared from whose custody, and from where to where?
About accountability and accuracy (in reporting) we demand the same kind of accuracy that Ms Koroma for example observes when counting her monthly salary. If a few thousand Leones are missing she demands the full sum doesn’t she?

Will the gifts of tractors, busses other equipment also be sold/ monetized – and sold to who – at the subsidized price for best friends – for what reason.
About the rice – people are hungry………….and a cock and bull story about NASSIT just wont do.
Monetization is the surest way of converting material (e.g. oil or even diamonds) that cannot otherwise be put into the pocket, being converted into hard moveable cash .....

Looka here and check out what happened about



Subject: Re: COTTON TREE NEWS ONLINE
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 09:03:55 07/04/07 ()
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You should have deleted my first and not my second posting....but it's ok....it's your cuntry


Subject: Re: COTTON TREE NEWS ONLINE
From: DR. Abdul Nahim
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Date Posted: 09:11:18 07/04/07 ()
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Bo comot na ya. Stop your double posting. Why do you always reply to yourself?


Subject: Re: COTTON TREE NEWS ONLINE
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 09:16:13 07/04/07 ()
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CHapter two is a continuation not a reply to myself dimwit Dr. Nahim Alim nah you Sesay
Who are you anyway to corrcet my postings for me? Are you sure that you are qualified to do so or to speak on my behalf? Did I vote for you?

Bus is busss


Subject: LIBERIA: Uncontrolled trash greatest public health threat in
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Photo: UNEP
Children walking through trash in Monrovia that includes syringes and other medical waste

LIBERIA: Uncontrolled trash greatest public health threat in Monrovia - UN


MONROVIA, 3 July 2007 (IRIN) - As mountains of garbage expand in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, the UN Environment Programme has called on the government and private sector to repair the country’s broken system for collecting trash.

“Solid waste management is arguably the greatest public health threat in Monrovia,” UNEP’s Michael Cowing told IRIN. “There is virtually no waste management sector.”

Virtually no waste management sector, along with a lack of proper toilets, means household trash, human feces, and hazardous medical waste is randomly disposed throughout the city, in some areas swelling to piles large enough to block roads. Children walk barefoot through trash heaps, picking through piles that can contain used syringes and bloodied bandages.

“There is a serious problem of hygiene in Monrovia as residents throw waste, including feces, in the streets,” said Dehwehn Yeabah, director of environmental health in the Liberian health ministry. He said water accumulating at dumpsites is spilling into uncovered wells throughout the city.

Cowing, who has studied the environment and sanitation challenges in Liberia, recently met with hundreds of members of the public and private sectors, urging them to collaborate to tackle the problem of waste. “We suggest they start a national task force in part to map out a strategy for dealing with waste management in a sustainable fashion.”

Since the end of its 13-year civil war 2003, Liberia has had no comprehensive system for dealing with trash, Cowing said. “There have been a lot of short-term activities but no one has developed a cohesive, long-term strategy.”

High cost of no sanitation

Cowing called waste management a “life-saving sector,” citing the high health care costs and lost wages that are the fallout of poor sanitation. “In low-income areas people tend to say they cannot afford to pay for waste management. I contend, you cannot afford not to pay for waste management.”

The problem of waste is particularly pressing with a population that tripled to some 1.2 million during the war.

Photo: UNEP
Overflowing rubbish like this poses the "greatest" health risk in Monrovia according to UNEP, especially in the rainy season

As Liberia moves into the peak of the rainy season which usually lasts until October, health officials are particularly concerned that haphazard waste dumping and the construction of makeshift wells near ever-expanding dumpsites threaten to drive up waterborne illnesses.

Hun-Bu Tulay, head of the state-owned Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation, told IRIN that people are increasingly building makeshift latrines or building community wells near ever-expanding dumpsites. Tulay said the government would start shutting down wells found to be too close to waste sites. “This is in contravention of the public health law in Liberia to build wells near waste disposal zones.”

Lawless

While some laws are on the books, there is currently no enforcement or monitoring, UNEP’s Cowing said. “Environmental legislation and enforcement must be strengthened.” In addition, he said, Liberia must launch a comprehensive and constant public information campaign - not a one-off event; make trash collection a payable service; and - with the international community - concentrate on building government capacity for dealing with environmental issues.

Ben Donnie, the head of Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), agrees that the problem is one of infrastructure but also awareness. “Proper waste collection and disposal systems in overcrowded urban areas are lacking. And people are not fully educated on the danger of [uncontrolled] waste disposal.”

An environment and natural resources expert with the UN mission in Liberia said the EPA needs greater support. “You need a lead agency for environmental issues - including governance,” said Hiroko Mosko, environment and natural resources advisor with the UN mission in Liberia. “The [EPA], which should be taking the lead on environmental issues, is neither financially nor technically capacitated enough to do its job.”

At least 20 percent of deaths of children under five in Liberia are caused by diarrhea
She added: “We’re looking for donors and the government to place environmental protection in Liberia higher in their agenda.”

Preventable illness killing children

UNICEF says at least 20 percent of deaths of children under five in Liberia are caused by diarrhea, which is in turn caused primarily by poor hygiene and lack of sanitation.

The UN humanitarian office in a 2006 report said cholera and diarrhea outbreaks in Liberia are due principally to poor hygiene practices and the indiscriminate human waste. The report says less than 25 percent of the population of Liberia has access to safe sanitation, with six of the country’s 15 counties having less than 29 percent coverage.

ak/np/nr



Subject: GEORGE BUSH, CHARLES TAYLOR AND SALONE
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Date Posted: 05:02:26 07/04/07 ()
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THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING


Bush role in Liberia justice: too late
June 30, 2007

REGARDING THE letter by Jendayi Frazer, assistant secretary for African affairs at the US State Department ("Credit Bush for Taylor's fall in Liberia," June 17): It is a matter of public record that the administrations of the last and current US president, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, mostly watched and waited for others to take the lead in bringing the Liberian warlord-turned-president, Charles Taylor, to account for his massive and depraved crimes against the people of my native Sierra Leone.

The Bush administration had to be dragged kicking to the table by conscientious members of the US Congress, among others, before it was finally pressured enough to take action that led to Taylor's arraignment for war crimes in Sierra Leone. Congressmen Ed Royce of California and Frank Wolf of Virginia were longstanding leaders of such efforts.

Therefore, to claim that "the Bush administration was primarily responsible for Taylor's exit from power in 2003 and his incarceration for war crimes in 2006," as Frazer does, is akin to a roofer claiming that he was primarily responsible for building a house on which he was only asked to put a roof at the last stage of its construction.

MOHAMED A. JALLOH
Gaithersburg, Md.


© Copyright 2007 The New York Times Company


Subject: Re: GEORGE BUSH, CHARLES TAYLOR AND SALONE
From: Jesse Jackson, Too
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Date Posted: 06:17:15 07/05/07 ()
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Jesse, Liberia and Blood Diamonds
By Kenneth R. Timmerman
Insight Magazine | July 25, 2003


With the Congressional Black Caucus clamoring for President George W. Bush to dispatch U.S. troops to Liberia, after having voted almost unanimously against the U.S. war in Iraq, the president and his national-security team are weighing the costs of joining a multinational peacekeeping force in a nation that has ripped through several of them during the last decade. One thing neither Bush nor the Congressional Black Caucus is talking about publicly, however, is how Liberia began this latest phase of its spiraling descent into chaos.

And for good reason. The current crisis was in part the creation of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a Democratic Party activist who claims to champion the rights of Africans to self-governance. As special envoy for democracy and human rights in Africa, starting in October 1997, Jackson was President Bill Clinton's point man for Africa. It was Jackson who spearheaded Clinton's 10-day African safari in March 1998, at a cost to taxpayers of $42.8 million. And it was Jackson who legitimated Liberian strongman Charles Taylor and his protégé, the machete-wielding militia leader in neighboring Sierra Leone, Cpl. Foday Sankoh. Without Jackson's active intervention, both leaders were headed toward international isolation and sanction. Thanks to Jackson, both retained power to murder another day.

At Jackson's prompting, Clinton made an unprecedented phone call to Taylor from Air Force One while flying over Africa. Until then the United States had shunned Taylor because of his grisly past. Among Taylor's many "accomplishments" were the murder of American Catholic nuns in Liberia and the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia.

The mainstream media has resolutely ignored Jackson's involvement in the diamond wars of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and he never has been hauled before a congressional committee to account for this behavior [see Kenneth R. Timmerman's New York Times best seller, Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson (Regnery Publishing, March 2002)].

Jackson first met Taylor in Monrovia on Feb. 11, 1998, thanks to the intercession of an old friend, a Liberian named Romeo Horton who had become a close aide to Taylor. Taylor had just been elected president of Liberia after a campaign riddled with intimidation in which he sent his infamous "Small Boys Units" throughout the countryside, waving their machetes at anyone who refused to vote for their man. But instead of hectoring Taylor on human rights and democracy - after all, that was Jackson's brief - Jackson embraced the Liberian strongman, as shown in a State Department after-action memo obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

"During his 24 hours in Liberia, the Rev. Jackson met several times privately with President Taylor and appeared to establish a strong personal bond with him," the April 29, 1998, memo from the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia reads. "After Jesse Jackson's visit, President Taylor went out of his way to stress that Liberia is America's best friend in Africa, and that it was time to improve the bilateral relationship - a 180-degree change in direction from the public posture of the Taylor government before the Jackson visit."

In neighboring Sierra Leone, Sankoh and his Revolutionary United Front (RUF) militia had massacred tens of thousands of civilians and, teamed with disgruntled military officers, had driven elected president Ahmad Tejan Kabbah into exile. Jackson said in an interview that he considered Sankoh and Taylor to be like the gang leaders in Chicago, who could be "redeemed" by his careful ministrations. Rather than confront them, Jackson befriended them, over the howls of the State Department professionals.

"Secretary [of State Madeleine] Albright delegated Africa policy to [U.S. Rep. Donald] Payne [of New Jersey] and the Congressional Black Caucus," Sierra Leone's outspoken ambassador to Washington, John Ernest Leigh, told this reporter. A House International Affairs Committee staffer who followed Jackson's meetings with Taylor put it more bluntly: "The whole effort under Clinton was to mainstream Charles Taylor, and Jesse Jackson had a lot to do with it."

Just two months after his first meeting with Taylor, Jackson played host to a "reconciliation conference" at his Operation PUSH headquarters in Chicago. It was meant to drum up support for Taylor in the United States and to portray him as a modern democratic leader. Taylor appeared on a huge video screen that dominated the stage, while Jackson chirped, "It's morning time in Liberia."

Harry A. Greaves, a Taylor opponent who helped found the Liberia Action Party, called Jackson's conference "a PR exercise by Charles Taylor. The general perception in the Liberian community was that Jackson was a paid lobbyist for Charles Taylor." Jackson insisted to me that he "got absolutely no money from the government of Liberia" to play host to the conference. But Jackson had tried to exclude the opposition from the conference entirely, until Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Howard Jeter telephoned Jackson and insisted otherwise.

"If there are any adversaries who are not ready to reconcile, please leave the room," Jackson told the auditorium. He then demanded that Liberians stop using the Internet to publish information on Taylor's atrocities. "The international community frequents the Internet and takes note of whatever information is disseminated on the information superhighway," he said. "So, please stay off the Net."

In September, just five months after the "reconciliation" Jackson hosted in Chicago, Taylor's Special Security Service went on a killing rampage in an effort to track down and eliminate rival warlord Roosevelt Johnson, an ethnic Krahn whom Taylor accused of plotting a coup. When Johnson sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy, Taylor's men gunned him down in the entryway, wounding two embassy employees. The State Department was not amused, and asked Jackson to reprimand Taylor by phone. No record of what Jackson actually said was released but, in November 1998, during another visit to the region, Jesse again treated Taylor as a statesman.

With help from Britain and Nigeria (but not from Jackson), Sierra Leone's elected president Kabbah managed to return to power in March 1998. Sankoh's RUF guerrillas were forced back into the bush, and Sankoh himself was arrested, tried for treason and sentenced to death. It all could have ended there - if it hadn't been for Jackson, who intervened with Kabbah to get the death sentence against Sankoh lifted.

In January 1999, Sankoh's troops went on another killing spree and launched an offensive that brought them into the streets of Freetown. A West African peacekeeping force led by Nigeria managed to drive the rebels out of the capital and fought them to a stalemate. Again, it could have ended there if it hadn't been for Jackson's active intervention.

In May 1999, Jackson decided it was time to reinvent Sankoh, whose troops now controlled Sierra Leone's rich diamond mines. By this point, the United Nations and private investigators had published detailed reports on how Sankoh and Taylor were using "blood diamonds" to fuel West Africa's civil and regional wars, leading to international controls on the diamond trade. On the margins of a conference in nearby Ghana, Jackson "kidnapped" Kabbah, according to Kabbah advisers I interviewed for my book, and flew him to neighboring Lomé, Togo, where Jackson forced him to sign a cease-fire with Sankoh. "We had not expected or planned that agreement," former assistant secretary of state Susan E. Rice tells Insight, "or that Jackson would have a role in it." The impression among African policymakers at State was, she says, "Where did this come from?"

In July, under the terms of a power-sharing agreement that Jackson helped negotiate and which Kabbah vigorously resisted, Sankoh was released from house arrest, made a vice president in a new national-unity government and put in charge of Sierra Leone's diamond mines.

Now in government, Sankoh began smuggling out thousands of diamonds, many of which he sent to Taylor in Liberia in exchange for weapons. Jackson repeatedly raised the issue of the illicit diamond trade and the clandestine arms supplies with Taylor, who simply denied the charges, the State Department transcr1pts show. Jackson never pressed him further.

Jackson maintained direct contact with Sankoh after the Lomé accords were signed, telephoning him repeatedly with words of encouragement and promising him a "full pardon." Braced by Jackson's support, Sankoh and his RUF fighters built up their forces, thanks to the diamond trade, ignoring Jackson's pleas to disarm and give peace a chance. New fighting broke out in January 2000 in the hinterland. The cease-fire Jackson brokered lasted less than six months. By May the fighting took on crisis proportions when Sankoh's fighters murdered U.N. peacekeepers and took 500 of them hostage. Meanwhile Liberia, which produces no diamonds, reported that it had exported $300 million worth of the precious stones the previous year.

Jackson made one final attempt to halt the bloodshed in mid-May 2000. He tried in vain to cajole Taylor to "negotiate" an end to the hostage crisis, since Taylor was widely (and correctly) viewed as godfather of the RUF and as Sankoh's arms and diamond broker. In one telephone conversation with Taylor, on May 7, 2000, Jackson gushed: "Brother Taylor, word is coming through that you are playing a constructive role. Two or three wire-service stories. Congratulations! Your public leadership is important."

When challenged by African reporters during a May 12, 2000, press conference as to why he was relying on Taylor and Sankoh to get the U.N. hostages released, when in fact they had orchestrated the hostage crisis themselves, Jackson said, "There is blood on everybody's hands and no clean hands. If Charles Taylor can talk to the [RUF] commanders and they hear that, that would be positive. It would be different if he were encouraging fighting, but he is not."

Then Jackson made a blunder that would make him an object of ridicule and scorn across Africa: He compared Sankoh to former African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, who went on to become president of South Africa. On May 16, Jackson was all set to take off for Sierra Leone when an urgent message came into the State Department, warning that Jackson could be assaulted physically should he attempt to land. Foreign Minister Sama Banya even went on state radio in Freetown, urging Jackson to stay away. "When people in Freetown heard Jesse Jackson's statement comparing Foday Sankoh to Nelson Mandela, they were up in arms," recalls Sierra Leone Ambassador Leigh. "Comparing Nelson Mandela to a guy who was ripping arms off of babies was the biggest insult to Africa you could think of. Jesse Jackson destroyed the credibility of the United States."

During a conference call to leaders in Freetown, Jackson tried to retract his earlier statements but was openly attacked as a RUF "collaborator." One local journalist wrote bitterly that Jackson was known as a civil-rights leader in the United States, but that in Africa he was better known as a "killer's-rights" leader.

Arriving in Monrovia, Liberia, on May 17, 2000, Jackson declared, "President Taylor has been doing a commendable job negotiating for the release of the hostages. All the hostages should be freed and freed now. There is no basis for delay, there is no basis for negotiations." Jackson's comments would have been laughable were it not for the quantities of innocent blood that had been shed, thanks to his self-serving misbehavior.

By this point, the State Department had suffered enough of Jackson's alleged diplomacy and the failed agreement he had brokered. State Department spokesman Philip Reeker declared on June 5, 2000, that the United States was "not part of that agreement." Jackson summarily was fired as Clinton's special envoy shortly afterward.

But the Clinton State Department is not innocent in this affair. In a series of dispatches and briefing documents stamped "Secret," which the State Department declassified at this reporter's request, it is clear that Assistant Secretary of State Rice, an Albright protégé, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jeter primed Jackson with intelligence, talking points and background papers throughout the entire three-year period he was Clinton's envoy. Indeed, the entire bureaucracy of U.S. diplomacy was put at Jackson's disposal with tragic results.

However, it also is clear that Jackson repeatedly took initiatives on his own, especially when it came to forging that strong personal bond with the Liberian dictator.

The United States and the citizens of West Africa now have a historic opportunity with the war-crimes indictment against Taylor that was released in June by the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. Taylor is seeking asylum in neighboring Nigeria, but already voices are being raised among Liberian opposition politicians and their U.S. supporters that he should not be allowed to escape prosecution.

Among the first questions they believe prosecutors should ask Taylor is who he paid off using Sankoh's diamonds. U.S. intelligence officers and their assets on the ground in Liberia reported back to Washington concerning these payoffs at the very moment that Jackson was negotiating a favorable role for Taylor and for Sankoh in Lomé, former CIA officers and other sources have told this reporter.

Who received the diamonds, how they were brokered onto the international marketplace in Europe and where the cash proceeds went remain mysteries. Charles Taylor knows many of the answers.


Subject: Re: GEORGE BUSH, CHARLES TAYLOR AND SALONE
From: Analyst Jr
To: All
Date Posted: 07:21:29 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
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They create Monsters, and they have no other way to destroy him, but by termination.Charles Taylor is their creation, and they have all the rights to deal with him, anyway they like


Subject: Re: GEORGE BUSH, CHARLES TAYLOR AND SALONE
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 05:27:24 07/05/07 ()
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"They create Monsters, and they have no other way to destroy him, but by termination.Charles Taylor is their creation, and they have all the rights to deal with him, anyway they like."

Analyst, I agree with you that the U.S. created the monster Charles taylor. But I don't agree that it is only the business of the business of the Americans to decide how to deal with him. Kep in mind, it was noit Americans that Taylor killed in Salone.

Don;t you think it is Salone people who were his victims that should decide how to deal with Taylor?


Subject: Re: GEORGE BUSH, CHARLES TAYLOR AND SALONE
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 09:49:32 07/04/07 ()
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I coulnd't agree more, Analyst.

Reminds me of one Saddam Hussein. Wonder if a similar fate at the hands of Gerge Bush awaits Taylor before Bush leaves office in 2009.


Subject: Re: GEORGE BUSH, CHARLES TAYLOR AND SALONE
From: Analyst Sr
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:51 07/04/07 ()
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Why just Saddam, what about Bin Laden, Mobutu!!


Subject: Re: GEORGE BUSH, CHARLES TAYLOR AND SALONE
From: Di Yai dae Watch
To: All
Date Posted: 13:25:52 07/04/07 ()
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Did you guys read the so-called CIA "family Jewels" secret papers? They were released recently in the U.S. You will find almost all the monsters that the USA created and many it tried to kill who were not its monsters. Like Patrice Lumumba. Fidel Castro.

Here is something for you to think about Analyst. Is Nigerian playing the role of Monster-creator in West Africa? I am talking about Sani Abacha resurrecting Tejan Kabbah in SaLone and now Obasanjo "toting" Berewa on his head.


Subject: Re: GEORGE BUSH, CHARLES TAYLOR AND SALONE
From: Nigerian
To: All
Date Posted: 20:25:15 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
I will answer you.We Nigerians are all shameless thieves.We are not capable of such international conspiracy.Our President all die multi BILLIONAIRE.Abacha supported Kabba, not because , he loved him.He just made Billions, out of that phoney War operations.Nigerian Soldiers stole, Generals stole, and he stole.That is it.


Subject: Complaint of fraud commerical activity from your country
From: Maverick Chan
To: All
Date Posted: 01:04:48 07/04/07 ()
Email Address: info@masterworkjewellery.com
Entered From: at 202.126.209.54

Message:
We would like to complain the frauding activity of the company RAIKELLILY JEWELRY CENTRE:

MRS RAMATULIA JARIATU
IMPORT MANAGRESS
RAIKELLILY JEWELRY CENTRE.
28,TAILORS STREET,WELLINTON
FREETOWN-SIERRA LEONE
WEST AFRICA.
TEL:232 33 498645
FAX:232 2222 4439
EMAIL:raikellily@yahoo.co.uk

This company cheat us with fake bank Tele-Transmission counterfoil, but actually make no payment to us.

After receiving our complain, they said they sent us bank draft with fake registered mail number, but we has never received it.

They ordered US$9800 jewellery from us, but make fake shipment invoice with value only US$500.

It has been more than 2 months after delivery of goods but they cheat us with the above fake documents, and we have not received the payment.

We are very disappointed with this uncivilized frauding activity in your country, If your government doesn't take any action, people will not come to your country for investment nor doing business with you.

We will report this case to our China Government, Hong Kong Government and Hong Kong Jewellery Manufacturers Community to black list your country and this company RAIKELLILY JEWELRY CENTRE. So that other China or Hong Kong jewellers will make double thoughts when dealing with your country again.


Subject: Re: Complaint of fraud commerical activity from your country
From: Central Bank
To: All
Date Posted: 20:29:07 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

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Mr Chan,

Sierra Leone is now full of Nigerian Banks, who could even issue a draft which could bounce.Justb stay away, and forget your USD9800.You could have lost millions, as many worldwide did.Have you heard of ....419.........., which has now been adopted by ud.We sell fake gold, we sell fake diamonds, all endorsed by the Honourable Minister of Mines.A word to the wise.


Subject: Re: Complaint of fraud commerical activity from your country
From: Inspector
To: All
Date Posted: 07:24:29 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 196.207.195.162

Message:
You did not ask us earlier, and went ahead with your business.Like any other Country, we do have a lot of criminals, who have penetrated the business, particularly, after Nigerian inflitration into the Country.Whilst, I sympathise with with you, but I must say that you have paid a price for your greed.


Subject: Re: Complaint of fraud commerical activity from your country
From: SMT
To: All
Date Posted: 05:33:07 07/04/07 ()
Email Address: Sm1turay@aol.com
Entered From: cache-frr-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.60.132

Message:
Mr. Chan,
Sierra Leone has got enough Structures in place to deal with such fraudulent commercial activity. Please report your case to the CID of the Police in Freetown, the ACC and parhaps Interpol.
Your case may help us to evaluate how effective these Structures are operating in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Complaint of fraud commerical activity from your country
From: Police
To: All
Date Posted: 07:25:48 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
CID, Police,interpol.......are you joking??Mr Chan has lost enough, so let me write off this loss, and forget about us.


Subject: Even if Neville abused Kabbah, is it her business ?
From: Gbara Case
To: All
Date Posted: 00:44:36 07/04/07 ()
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Something is happening that may affect everyone of us tomorrow. Please read the article below and make your own judgements. Isn't somebody becoming too big for her drawers ? Wetin na in yone pa hog money ? Kabah can't talk for himself ? And you all are quiet about this ? We all create monsters and when she starts biting all of us tomorrow ,that is when we start complaining . Granted that Mr. Neville published false news, but what is this lady's business in all this about whether Neville received good treatment in police custody ?

Sierra Leoneans, watch out: We are creating a terrible demon that will come back to haunt everyone of us. Today it is Neville. Tomorrow , it might be you.


Subject: Re: Even if Neville abused Kabbah, is it her business ?
From: QUESTION
To: All
Date Posted: 04:39:36 07/04/07 ()
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"Granted that Mr. Neville published false news,

AND HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?


Subject: Re: Artcle-- if Neville abused Kabbah, is it her business ?
From: Gbara Case
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Date Posted: 00:46:28 07/04/07 ()
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As Neville Continues to Denounce Kabbah… Senior Police Officers Connive to Allow Philip Neville Access to his mobile phone
By Sylvia Blyden
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Canada’s Patriotic Vanguard of Sat June 30th 2007: Philip Neville, Managing Editor of the Standard Times newspaper and Vice President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists has been admitted at the police hospital at Kingtom in Freetown.

Speaking to the Vanguard this morning from his hospital bed in Freetown, Neville said he is an asthma patient and that because he was dumped three days ago in a stuffy and airless cell with common criminals at CID headquarters in Freetown, he suffered an asthma attack and had to be rushed to the hospital. He said the Kabbah government arrested him and accused him of publishing false information but he maintains that his paper published the truth.

"Bo na wetin den tork na stadium, bo" (that was what was said at the stadium), he said. #END OF ARTICLE

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Journalist Gibril Koroma based in Canada, reports that he called up Neville in the Police Hospital on Neville’s mobile number. Investigations also carried out by this paper reveals that not only was Neville in possession of a mobile but that at no point in time was Neville ever detained at the CID cells.

On the day he was arrested, he was first taken to Aberdeen Police Station where he was not placed in a cell but made to sit behind the police counter. In the night, he was given comfortable airy sleeping surroundings and was never placed in a cell. He was removed from Aberdeen Police Station in good health purportedly for Central Police Station but instead he was mysteriously diverted to the Kingtom Police Hospital and given access to a mobile phone which he used to continue to internationally describe President Kabbah in unsavoury terms. Neville is known to enjoy a very good relationship with top police brass.

We are investigating who in the police force arranged the move of Neville from Aberdeen Police Station to the Kingtom Hospital under the guise of "asthma attack" so that he could continue to insult President Kabbah and justify his libelous article against the state using his mobile phone.

Last week Saturday, AIG Chris Charley and AIG Tamba Gbekie both initially denied to Awareness Times that Neville was not in a cell.

Later on Sunday, Charley accepted that Neville had been taken to Kingtom Police Hospital but still vehemently stated that Neville would never be given access to a mobile phone to give defiant press interviews internationally whilst in police custody.

"That is impossible. The Sierra Leone Police is too professional to allow a suspect in custody to grant defiant interviews over the Internet." he said.

© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Subject: CONGRATULATIONS, ERNEST MASON ! THE LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU!
From: Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
To: All
Date Posted: 17:42:06 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
Subject: My wait is over!
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 10:06:08 +0000

Dear All,
My long agonising wait is over!
I am pleased to inform you all that finally I have got a permit to stay permanently in The Netherlands.
On behalf of my family, I want to express my profound thanks and gratitude to you all for your prayers and encouragement you manifested to me during my agonising days. I am indeed grateful and happy to have you as friends and family members.
Without your support and counselling, I would have found it difficult to endure the pain of rejection.
However, i remain steadfast and determine to move on and work towards society's development.
Best regards,
Ernest


Subject: THE CHIEF RETURNS, AND APPLAUDS "CRITICAL THINKER"
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 17:26:26 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
WAAZ-UP Y'ALL ? I have been absent from the forum for a while secondary to very pressing issues. I applaud "wise King Loggy" for his thought provoking question and also "Critical Thinker" for his academic response. I join Critical Thinker in terms of the various research studies that lend credence to the fact that it is "MORE OF NURTURE, NOT NATURE, THAT SHAPES AN INDIVIDUAL". Have a safe and memorable July 4th Holiday.
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Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!

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Posted by Critical Thinker on July 03, 2007 at 12:12:47:

In Reply to: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS! posted by Sengbe on July 03, 2007 at 11:59:13:

“"Your genetic make up", is the answer to your question, your majesty.””

...says Hitler, ...says the leaders of eugenics movement, says the KKK and so on.

Sengbe, your choice is understandable given your academic background, but there is now a wealth or social science research studies that conclusively demonstrate that "Nurture" (the environment) not "Nature" (genetics) is the more important influence on what we become.

I have to run but this is good topic to debate.


Subject: WHERE IS SAHR MUSA YAMBA?
From: RESPOND PLEASE
To: All
Date Posted: 16:43:20 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
Big fat lies!
Sarh Musa Yamba 9/8/2006

When perusing the local tabloids, as I normally do, Friday August 4 th Edition of Standard Times was one of the newspapers that caught my eyes.There was this screaming headline captioned “Nigeria recovers Abacha's US$ 700 million loot,” and another front page story captioned “Presidential Spokesman fails ‘Communication test' in Parliament…Allieu Kamara ‘Territorial Integrity' may replace Kanji Daramy.”Of course there was another story, which had to do with the just announced 2007 election date by President Kabbah, but it was no news to me. What was newsy was the Presidential Spokesman failing a “Parliamentary Communication test.”

Reading through the first paragraph of the story about the Presidential Spokesman, I sensed something very sinister, the source of the story was highly questionable to me with a journalistic eye.The story read and I quote verbatim: “Reports has implicated the Presidential Spokesman Alhaji Kanji Daramy that he has failed a communication test in Parliament. The report went further to state that the Presidential Spokesman appeared before the appointment Committee in Parliament for the Chairmanship of the Communication Commission instituted by the President Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.However, the failure of the Presidential Spokesman to get the assembly accept his appointment has been viewed by so many political analysts as something appropriate since he is not knowledgeable in such a capacity. In addition, it is the assumption of some members of the Parliament that he would rape the commission as he did at SALPOST that led to the crumbling of the nation's courier service…”As I finished reading the story I knew from my heart of hearts that it was aiming at something mischievous. I was convinced it was nothing but a big fat lie by Phillip Neville, Executive Editor of Standard Times newspaper. The key things that I asked my self were, when did the Presidential Spokesman appear in Parliament before the Appointments Committee? Was it a closed-door sitting that did not attract other journalists for it not to have the necessary coverage by the Press? If it was a Parliamentary sitting, why was no one quoted to lend credence to the story? Did the Committee sit in space? Because that would have been a story that would have spread like bush fire in the dry season. Interestingly, it was only Standard Times newspaper that carried the story. Were they (Standard Times) the only ones present in Parliament at the time of the purported appearance of Kanji Daramy? Another very critical look at the newspaper revealed there was no by-line. Mischief! I thought to my self. Another hard look brought out the unprofessional manner in which the story was written. There was no mention of the Presidential Spokesman's side of the story. Nothing! Just sources. Which source?

The issue became a subject of discussion in our newsroom. One of my senior editorial staff members, Ibrahim Seibure, immediately dialled the Minority Member of Parliament of the Opposition All Peoples Congress, Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma to substantiate the Standard Times Publication by virtue of the fact that he is a key member of the Appointments Committee in Parliament. His response, “I am not aware that the Presidential Spokesman appeared before the Appointments Committee.”I still could not accept what I heard, so I used the opportunity to call the Chairman of the Appointment Committee Hon. Fofanah who also doubles as Leader of the House, as the Presidential Spokesman's phone earlier rang incessantly without him picking it up.“Good day sir, my name is Sahr Musa Yamba, Editor of Concord Times. I want to enquire whether the Presidential Spokesman, Kanji Daramy has appeared before the Appointment Committee in Parliament and was rejected,” I asked with my ears glued to my mobile phone's earpiece itching for an answer.“Mr. Yamba,” Hon Fofanah responded, “Mr. Kanji Daramy has never appeared before us at the Parliamentary Appointment Committee.” I could not believe my ears. “Say that again sir, are you saying the Presidential Spokesman, Kanji Daramy has never appeared before your Committee for approval to the Telecommunications Commission?” I responded thinking my ears had deceived me. “Yes you heard me right. Mr. Kanji Daramy has never appeared before us.”

To say I was stunned is an understatement.

I still wanted to dig up some more about the story. So I called the Presidential Spokesman again for further confirmation. “Sir, is it true that you appeared before the Parliamentary Committee and you were rejected to become Chairman of the Telecommunications Commission?” I asked.“Standard Times' story was a blatant lie, grossly unprofessional and fallacious. Phillip Neville is a liar,” Kanji Daramy retorted. He added, “how can Parliament reject me when I have never been before them?”

So having all these facts, and as a journalist's guide, in Joe Hills' words ‘two sides to my story… Your side and my side,” I published the reaction of the Presidential Spokesman in our Monday 7 th August edition: “Presidential Spokesman calls Phillip Neville a “liar,”but not without Neville's side of the story. I had called him, as a colleague and classmate in college, to inform him the Presidential Spokesman had branded him a “liar,” and wanted his reaction before going to press. Neville's reaction was he has his “source” and started talking about Allieu Kamara going to the Presidential Lodge. He continued, “I know Kanji Daramy is your man.” I replied Phillip in the affirmative but stressed that Daramy being my “man” does not in any way influence my editorial policy. We hung up and I went to press.But much to my consternation, I saw Neville publish in his Tuesday 8 th May edition under the column One Thing and Another by Phillip Neville an article captioned “Kanji: The cat of SALPOST” some things I regard as greatly personal and not the issue under the spotlight.He wrote: “…whether he (Kanji Daramy) has special arrangements with the editor of that paper (not Kingsley Lington the owner) but Sahr Musa Yamba, an employee of the paper is really not the issue…”If it is not the issue, why does Phillip Neville mention it? If I may ask. Is this style not typical of attack journalism schemes; attack-collect, threaten-collect and blackmail-collect vampire journalism?

Neville went further to bring me in the picture, but I am afraid he missed the boat.Neville wrote: “…At any time he (Kanji Daramy) opens his mouth to speak on behalf of the President, the result is always very disastrous. But he is there in the office, surfing the Internet in search of articles on telecommunication, and would reproduce them verbatim in the pages of the Concord Times, sometimes bearing his by-line and in most cases would use fake names…”I must stress that I am no defender of Kanji Daramy and will never be as insinuated by Neville in his attack journalism piece he wrote. I only intend to put the facts straight as the age-old cliché states, facts are sacred, and opinions are free. Period! As that is the quest of journalists, not attack, blackmail and collect. It has never been my style and will never ever be.As I insist I am not a defender of Kanji Daramy, going back to the wrong insinuation Kanji Daramy writes articles published in Concord Times under fake names is not only misleading the public into a malicious gimmick, but a calculated attempt to drag my name into the mud. And it is only because of mention of me in his article that I am compelled to react. Neville did it with Pious Foray of the Democrat press, he smeared Sayo Kamara of Awareness Times, now, because I have lay bare the falsehoods in his publication, he has turned his threat-arsenal on me.

The telecommunications articles published in Concord Times have nothing to do with Kanji Daramy, the earlier Phillip Neville gets that up his head, the better. I had told him that over the phone, but why he went on to publish falsehoods is any body's guess. The telecommunication articles published in Concord Times are written by no less a person than a guru, Maxwell Massaquoi, whom I am sure Neville is referring to as a ‘fake' name. We (Concord Times) have even got emails from overseas trying to contact Maxwell Massaquoi for the brilliant telecommunications articles he writes. If Neville wants his number for confirmation, Concord Times will readily make it available. So please, please Phillip, Kanji Daramy does NOT write the said articles. Yes, Kanji Daramy is my friend. I cannot shy away from that fact. But to suggest he is using Concord Times to project his image and “using” me is farfetched. We (Concord Times) have on many occasions damned Kanji Daramy and will continue to do so when the need arises. You just need to reflect on the ‘Pa Kabbah: Man den nor gladdy oh' publication of Concord Times early this year wherein the Presidential Spokesman was given a pen-lashing for his rebuttal of that publication in Concord Times; You don't need to go beyond yesterday Tuesday 8 th August publication to read our lead story “PDL calls on Kabbah to resign” and realise that Kanji Daramy's friendship with, me Sahr Musa Yamba, does not in any way what so ever influence our publications. But that is not to say we don't give them (Kanji Daramy and his cronies) the opportunity to say their bit. We (Concord Times) do not run a hate campaign. We do not blackmail or attack to collect as suggested by the Standard Times publication of 8 th August 2006 “Kanji: The SALPOST cat,” which was highlighted as a warning at the tail end: “Caution- Kanji Dramy! Be prepared for a long and sweet battle.” Does that suggest threat? Hate? Attack and Collect later? Food for thought!

Hon. Fofanah and Hon Ernest Bai Koroma of the Parliamentary Appointment Committee have said it all; let me not waste my precious time. Phillip Neville's publication ‘Presidential Spokesman fails Parliamentary test' is nothing but a big fat lie!


Subject: Neville Continues to Denounce Kabbah… Senior Police Officers
From: BAD HART WORWORLIWOR JOURNALIST
To: All
Date Posted: 16:30:53 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 24.66.94.142

Message:
NEWS

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As Neville Continues to Denounce Kabbah… Senior Police Officers Connive to Allow Philip Neville Access to his mobile phone
By Sylvia Blyden
Jul 2, 2007, 12:30

Canada’s Patriotic Vanguard of Sat June 30th 2007: Philip Neville, Managing Editor of the Standard Times newspaper and Vice President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists has been admitted at the police hospital at Kingtom in Freetown.

Speaking to the Vanguard this morning from his hospital bed in Freetown, Neville said he is an asthma patient and that because he was dumped three days ago in a stuffy and airless cell with common criminals at CID headquarters in Freetown, he suffered an asthma attack and had to be rushed to the hospital. He said the Kabbah government arrested him and accused him of publishing false information but he maintains that his paper published the truth.

"Bo na wetin den tork na stadium, bo" (that was what was said at the stadium), he said. #END OF ARTICLE

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= AWARENESS COMMENT =

Journalist Gibril Koroma based in Canada, reports that he called up Neville in the Police Hospital on Neville’s mobile number. Investigations also carried out by this paper reveals that not only was Neville in possession of a mobile but that at no point in time was Neville ever detained at the CID cells.

On the day he was arrested, he was first taken to Aberdeen Police Station where he was not placed in a cell but made to sit behind the police counter. In the night, he was given comfortable airy sleeping surroundings and was never placed in a cell. He was removed from Aberdeen Police Station in good health purportedly for Central Police Station but instead he was mysteriously diverted to the Kingtom Police Hospital and given access to a mobile phone which he used to continue to internationally describe President Kabbah in unsavoury terms. Neville is known to enjoy a very good relationship with top police brass.

We are investigating who in the police force arranged the move of Neville from Aberdeen Police Station to the Kingtom Hospital under the guise of "asthma attack" so that he could continue to insult President Kabbah and justify his libelous article against the state using his mobile phone.

Last week Saturday, AIG Chris Charley and AIG Tamba Gbekie both initially denied to Awareness Times that Neville was not in a cell.

Later on Sunday, Charley accepted that Neville had been taken to Kingtom Police Hospital but still vehemently stated that Neville would never be given access to a mobile phone to give defiant press interviews internationally whilst in police custody.

"That is impossible. The Sierra Leone Police is too professional to allow a suspect in custody to grant defiant interviews over the Internet." he said.

© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Neville Continues to Denounce Kabbah… Senior Police Officers
From: Bassie Amara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:29:21 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-68-163-19-166.phil.east.verizon.net at 68.163.19.166

Message:
Awareness Times or Silvia Blyden-Kabba, who ever wrote this piece must be ignorant of the law. Because the man was arrested under draconian and out-of -date laws does not mean he should be denied all rights as a citizen. Even if the man comitted a capital offense, he still has all his basic rights as a citizen until proven guilty as charged. The honorable journalist has confidence in his published material, that is why he is not afraid to restate the main headlines of his story to Vanguard or any other news outlet for that matter. Maybe Dr. Blyden-Kabba should channell her energy in mounting a strong case against a fellow commrade in the news business in favour of the rotten SLPP government. After all the SLPP gave Silvia a honor this past independent day that she does not deserve an aiota of. It only goes to tell how far this reckless government can go in abusing the powers bestowed upon them. They even have the guts to pay a pussy bill with a prestigeous national honor. Please vote them out.


Subject: Re: Neville Continues to Denounce Kabbah… Senior Police Officers
From: Tu tu Party
To: All
Date Posted: 20:07:11 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
Standard Times has published a retraction yesterday and again today saying they published the wrong thing. What is on their internet webpage is different from what appears locally.


Subject: Re: Neville Continues to Denounce Kabbah…( looka here:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 19:11:35 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
Excerpts from a speech by US Ambassador to Sierra Leone THOMAS N. HULL TO THE PARLIAMENTARY CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON APRIL 18,2007:

“ Despite the progress that Sierra Leone is making, such as the recent legalization of dual citizenship, areas of particular concern remain: arbitrary arrests, prolonged detention without trial, prison conditions, and the status of women and children, to cite some examples. “

“As our Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor recently explained, “We focus our efforts on three core components of a working democracy that must be present if human rights are to be effectively exercised and protected: one, a free and fair elections process with a level playing field to ensure genuine competition; two, good governance with representative, transparent and accountable institutions operating under the rule of law, not rule by law, including independent legislatures and judiciaries; and three, a robust civil society and independent media that can keep government honest, keep citizens engaged, and keep reforms on track.”

“ In 2006, we funded projects to expand access to justice; monitor local courts, detention centers, and prisons; to publish the Sierra Leone Journalism Review, and to provide civic education through community theater to promote citizen participation in this year’s elections. “

“ ultimately progress will depend on the will of the Government and people of Sierra Leone. The implications are huge. Human rights are the foundation of democracy, and if democracy is to succeed human rights must be respected.

Thank you for your attention.”

The full speech :
http://freetown.usembassy.gov/sp041807.html

Of even greater relevance to the present situation is his earlier speech in which Ambassador Hull stresses Freedom and responsibility. Now when some of the criminally corrupt elite amass their fortunes in full public view and laugh with impunity, people like the one who calls himself Cadmus does not bray about THEM when he says ” There are Laws in Sa Lone, as there are in Sweden, and London and the USA. Those Laws MUST be OBAYED by all without exception.”

For those in Sierra Leone who might have difficulty downloading (I have 100bits) here is the full text. But at the bottom of the page is a link to other important speeches and about important activities – and that’s why there is a US embassy in Sierra Leone -: to promote cordial relations between the two countries and the standard of any relationship must depend on mutual values of respect for life and human dignity (from both sides). We must respect ourselves and our own lives and we ought to respect all the good things about the United States and the tremendous help and inspirational leadership that the US as leader of the democratic Free world has always extended to the people of Sierra Leone.

Amb's Speeches
Building Issue-based Coalitions as an Effective Strategy for Protecting Freedom of Expression in Sierra Leone
Thomas N. Hull
Ambassador of the United States of America
At the Global Rights Seminar on Developing Coalitions for Legislative Advocacy
Kimbima Hotel, Freetown
January 17, 2006

” There have been many positive developments in Sierra Leone since the end of the civil conflict that brutalized this country. Among those is the progress that Sierra Leone has made in democratization. Although the concept of democracy can be stated simply as “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” achieving democratic governance that truly serves the people is more complex involving civic education, public engagement, institution building, and professional training, not only of government officials, but also of those, like many of you, who advocate for equality, for reform and for justice.

Good governance involves more than good government. Proper performance by public officials and civil servants is obviously essential, but equally fundamental is the involvement of concerned citizens in the civic life of the country. Two vitally important elements of civil society are strongly represented in this Global Rights seminar today: non-governmental organizations and the independent mass media. Another important element would be academia.

NGO’s should monitor government performance and provide services, but most importantly should be a voice for the voiceless in society, bringing issues to public attention that might otherwise be ignored. The independent mass media is another pillar of democracy that should direct attention to important issues, expose incompetence and malfeasance, and serve as a conscience for the nation. Academia should be able to analyze independently and objectively about all aspects of society, offer solutions, and also give the next generation of Sierra Leonean leaders the capability to think critically to improve the country.

Many new democracies have the appearance of democracy having elected public officials representing political parties to positions in national legislatures and local councils. Most certainly those are important elements in the development of democracy, but true democracy requires more than the forms of democracy. It must also respect the norms of democracy including majority rule, rights of minorities, the rule of law, and basic freedoms such as the rights to dissent, to worship freely, to associate openly with others, and to protect individual privacy.

One fundamental democratic freedom, which is the subject of this Global Rights seminar, is freedom of expression. This is a very broad freedom of which freedom of the press is just one aspect. It also includes academic freedom, artistic freedom, religious freedom, and, indeed, political freedom to cite but a few examples. On the whole, Sierra Leone enjoys considerable freedom of expression, but there is an important area of particular concern that is the focus of this seminar, namely the criminal defamation and seditious libel provisions of the Public Order Act of 1965 that can constrain freedom of the press as well as other elements of free expression.

Without dwelling on the origins of the Public Order Act, I think it is fair to say that the libel provisions of the law are anachronistic in the context of modern jurisprudence. The law has been invoked rarely in recent years, but when there have been detentions and convictions, international outrage, detrimental to Sierra Leone’s image, has followed precisely because seditious libel is perceived by defenders of press freedom as a tool for media suppression, and not as a means for individual protection. I am not a lawyer, so it would be inappropriate for me to comment on the legal aspects of individual court cases, but I think the consequences of these cases should lead us all to question the value of this aspect of the law.

Civil libel laws and their financial penalties have supplanted seditious libel laws with their criminal penalties in most democratic societies. The presumption in those countries is that a civil verdict and a financial judgment will provide justice to the victim and will be a deterrent against further defamation by the perpetrator.

Is that presumption applicable to Sierra Leone? Will journalists who are quick to accuse others of violating the law respect the rule of law themselves? Can the judiciary be relied upon to dispense timely justice? Those are questions that you must grapple with in this seminar if you are to propose a modification of or a workable alternative to the Public Order Act.

The challenge you face is not merely to repeal a law, but to confront the issue of journalistic ethics in Sierra Leone. Although Sierra Leone has many highly professional journalists, it only takes few inferior editors and reporters with low standards to ruin the reputation of the profession. In the extreme, there is “checkbook journalism” that extorts from individuals whose reputations are unjustifiably threatened by pure fiction. More common is the defamatory article or malicious commentary that impugns individual reputations based on rumors and misinformation that could be avoided if the journalist made a good faith effort to seek the truth by cross-checking allegations to find the facts. I have heard journalists say that they publish half-truths to flush out the whole truth, as if the end somehow justifies the unethical means.

Those journalists who abuse freedom of the press do a disservice not only to their profession, but also to democracy. For the independent media to serve its rightful role as a pillar of democracy it must be credible. As a public official representing my own government, I frequently make the point that my credibility as an ambassador and that of my country depend on my integrity. The same principle applies to each and every journalist with respect to the credibility of the free press in this nascent democracy.

Nevertheless, I think it is fair to say that even in the best of circumstances not every journalist will adhere to the ethical standards of the profession. Only last week a local journalist commenting on the history of journalism in Sierra Leone lamented that the media had attracted “people who had no business in the profession other than using it to penetrate the corridors of power and/or to make quick money. The quest for money and other favors soon eroded ethics and professionalism.” While it may be small consolation for Sierra Leoneans, the reality is that this situation exists to some degree everywhere. Independent media, including in the United States, are not only pillars of democracy, but also commercial enterprises that sometimes succumb to sensationalism and worse to gain a edge in a highly competitive market.

If we assume that Sierra Leonean journalism can be improved but not perfected, where does this leave us with libel? Clearly there must be a legal framework to protect the rights of the individual victim who had been maliciously defamed. That framework must be workable; it must be fair; and it must be insulated from the potential for political manipulation and abuse.

This is an issue that cannot and should not be resolved by the media and government alone. The outcome has enormous implications for society at large and for the future of your democracy. Recognizing that confrontation will not yield results, President Kabbah, as I recall, issued a challenge last year for proposals for alternatives to the seditious libel provisions of the Public Order Act. This Global Rights seminar should be seen as a catalyst for civil society, including the media, to respond constructively to that challenge. You must develop a vision for the change that you seek. This must be a vision in the national interest that rises above party politics. You must be persuasive advocates for that change to overcome the inevitable resistance that you will encounter in some quarters. You must enlist government institutions and officials as your partners in a cooperative spirit. In this respect you must consider how you will engage the Parliament, judiciary, and commissions, such as the Independent Media Commission and Law Reform Commission, so they will see change in the law as being in their own interest. I am confident that if you can find a just solution that satisfies the President’s challenge, you can ultimately gain the full support of government.

The passage last year of the Trafficking in Persons law might serve as a model for how to develop a new libel law. While the situations are not precisely parallel, trafficking was addressed as a critically important issue that needed creative and immediate legislative attention. A coalition of stakeholders was formed to develop and advocate for the law. These included civil society NGO’s concerned with the rights of women and children, religious groups, international bodies such as UNICEF, and government offices with a vested interest such as the Ministry of Social Welfare and the Sierra Leone Police. The Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights consulted with civil society in preparing the legislation, and the law itself provides for an Inter-Ministerial Council on Trafficking in Persons that includes representatives from civil society. Although the council has not met yet, I expect it will do so very soon, to consider full implementation of the law.

You might also consider how to resolve libel disputes outside the courts. I find that many Sierra Leoneans feel that they do not have access to justice. People have found that lawyers are too expensive or in rural areas unavailable; that the judicial process is too prolonged; and that justice simply does not prevail. Plaintiffs say that financial judgments are inadequate and often not paid, and that reputations are not salvaged.

Considering this situation, this seminar may want to propose extra-judicial options in addition to legislative reform. Compared with my experience in other African countries, I find that Sierra Leone has too few options for alternate dispute resolution, so that if disputes do not go to court, they are too often resolved violently. A professional organization like the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists or an autonomous government entity like the Independent Media Commission may be a model that could be adapted for alternative dispute resolution. Nobody wants to see the independent media compromised, but this is not a matter of self-censorship. This is a matter of justice, and justice must prevail if the larger interests of democracy are to be served. When the legitimate rights of the individual are protected, then democracy itself is validated and both the independent media and judiciary are themselves further legitimized and less vulnerable.

As you strategize on freedom of expression during this Global Rights seminar, I trust that those of you from civil society will also learn how to network in common cause on other issues in Sierra Leone that require reform to strengthen democracy, human rights, justice, and economic development. I have already cited Trafficking in Persons as an example that has recently been addressed. The Law Reform Commission has recommended, to give other examples, legislative initiatives on the on the status of women, particularly with respect to inheritance rights; on citizenship; and on land ownership in the provinces. All of those worthwhile initiatives could benefit from civil society advocacy whether by NGO’s or by mass media.

As I close, I want to underscore the importance of investigative journalism by the independent media to hold elected and appointed officials accountable. In a democracy, government has an obligation to be transparent in its conduct. In Sierra Leone, where corruption, abuse of power, and violence have plagued the country for decades, journalists have a particularly important role in aggressively exposing malfeasance to change the prevailing political culture. Freedom of the press provides this opportunity, but with freedom comes responsibility. If the media abuses its own power, it must likewise be held culpable and accountable to the people.

In this respect, it would be in the interest of both good governance and good journalism, if ministers and other senior officials were to engage proactively with the mass media to publicize their activities and to pre-empt misinformation. Editors and reporters should likewise be more pro-active in seeking accurate information. On a personal note, I want to urge editors and reporters to contact the Public Affairs Office of the American Embassy if you ever have questions about the activities of the American government in Sierra Leone. We will always be as forthcoming as we can within our legal constraints, such as those imposed by privacy laws. It is in our interest and yours that inaccuracies be avoided. I also make myself available to the media on appropriate topics.

I want to thank you for your attention and to wish all of you a most productive seminar. The topic that you are discussing and the principles that you will be developing have the potential to make a significant contribution to Sierra Leone’s democratization. Finally, I want to thank Global Rights both for sponsoring this event and for inviting me to join you today. “
Protecting Freedom of Expression in Sierra Leone
http://sierraleone.usembassy.gov/sp011706.html


Subject: Re: Neville Continues to Denounce Kabbah…( looka here:
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Freedom of the press provides this opportunity, but with freedom comes responsibility. If the media abuses its own power, it must likewise be held culpable and accountable to the people.


Subject: Re: Neville Continues to Denounce Kabbah…( looka here:
From: Fan of Philip Neville
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Date Posted: 00:55:01 07/04/07 ()
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I hate this Sylvia Gongoli girl like my shit . She don't even know what is the legal rights of an accused and she wants to talk ? This Gongoli is looking for trouble. She is always behind somebody to bring him down. What is her real agenda ? If you here and you know this worwor baboo , tell her to be careful . That is not the way to live in this world. Power is not used like this. POLLY IN LAST WORD--O !


Subject: BabySista in that Pink dress: Worworliwor no more
From: Sengbe
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Date Posted: 15:43:43 07/03/07 ()
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Look at her oberyanda!!

In her pretty, pretty, pink dress.

With those long legs crossed, one over the other.

Sitting quietly, unsmilingly, on her face is no sign of stress.

On a seat in that old Ruskie chopper.

Flying over that estuary to prove a point, in her investigation of that crash.

A crash that killed all but one, with a nimisa losing his job.

Ever since that picture appeared on-line

No one dares call her "worworliwor" no more.

My BabySista in her pretty, pretty pink designer dress.

That is all they needed to see, to prove her claim to beauty fame.

No one dares call her worworliwor no more.

For it will put them all to shame.

The seriousness of purpose, the pink designer dress, and the green in her new politics attracts her to most.

Stay strong young one.

Your time will come one day soon.

But my email don't spam.

So reply in answer to the bloody thing.

Stay happy and be blessed.

Big Bro out in space.


Subject: ATTENTION: KABS KANU
From: ATTENTION: KABS KANU
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Date Posted: 13:04:02 07/03/07 ()
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LAWYER JOHN LANSANA MUSA ON KABBAH, GHADDAFI AND NEVILLE ( RESPONSE TO OBAI TAYLOR -KAMARA AT LEONENET )The above article is not properly display on your website can you please make the necesary correction so readers can read the article.Thanks


Subject: Declaration on press freedom in Africa
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Accept Press Freedom Declaration - WAN

Biz-Community (Cape Town)
NEWS
3 July 2007
Posted to the web 3 July 2007

By Reporter
The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) yesterday, 2 July 2007, called on African leaders who are meeting in Ghana at the African Union Summit to abolish "insult" laws and to accept the principles of press freedom set out in the Declaration of Table Mountain, which calls for the abolishment of all laws that restrict freedom of expression.
"The African press is crippled by a wide array of repressive measures, from the jailing and prosecution of journalists to the widespread scourge of "insult laws" and criminal defamation," the Paris-based WAN said in a statement. "Press freedom remains a key to the establishment of good governance and durable development in Africa, to the fight against corruption, famine, poverty, violent conflict, disease and lack of education."
"Matter of urgency"
The Declaration of Table Mountain, issued at the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, last month, calls on African governments "as a matter of urgency" to abolish all laws that restrict press freedom, to release jailed journalists, abolish draconian press laws and recognise the importance of press freedom for economic, political and social development.
In calling today for African leaders to take action, WAN and WEF documented 229 cases of editors, journalists and other media workers who have been harassed, assaulted, beaten, arrested, detained or imprisoned in 27 African countries between January and May 2007. Of particular concern are so-called "insult laws", which make it a criminal offence to "insult" presidents and other public figures and are often used to jail government critics.
The declaration, and details of the cases, can be found at { www.wan-press.org/article14354.html}}.
The Declaration of Table Mountain, named for the prominent landmark overlooking Cape Town, was endorsed by the boards of the Paris-based WAN and the WEF.
The declaration:
• calls for African governments to abolish insult laws and all other laws that restrict press freedom "as a matter of urgency."
• calls for the immediate release of all jailed journalists and the return of journalists who have been forced into exile.
• condemns the repression of African media by censorship and "the use of other devices such as levying import duties on newsprint and printing materials and withholding advertising".
• calls on governments to promote "the highest standards of press freedom" and to provide constitutional guarantees of freedom of the press.
• calls on the African Union immediately to include press freedom and independent media in the criteria for "good governance" in the African Peer Review Mechanism.
• calls on international institutions to promote progress in press freedom in Africa through such steps as assisting newspapers in legal defence, skills development and access to capital and equipment.
The Paris-based WAN, the global organisation for the newspaper industry, defends and promotes press freedom world-wide. It represents 18 000 newspapers; its membership includes 76 national newspaper associations, newspaper companies and individual newspaper executives in 102 countries, 12 news agencies and 10 regional and world-wide press groups.

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Copyright © 2007 Biz-Community. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).
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Subject: Have you seen the latest?
From: Researcher
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Date Posted: 13:03:52 07/03/07 ()
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Charles Taylor now has a Ninja-styled website.


Subject: SIERRA-LEONE GOVERNMENT IS SWIFT WHEN TO SAVE ITS FACE
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 12:47:54 07/03/07 ()
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The Government will tend to demonstrate the effectiveness of the justice system when it comes to victimise the citizen inorder to save their hideous acts.I wonder why they are not reacting at the same pace when it comes to deal with corruption and development.Neville exposed them and they want to revenge,dont give up Mr Neville,keep it up.


Subject: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: MAGISTRATE
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Date Posted: 11:25:45 07/03/07 ()
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Standard Times Editor Detained At Pademba Road Prisons
The two sureties had however presented Title Deeds of properties exceeding Le 200 million in value.
The Editor of the Standard Times Newspaper, Philip Neville, was yesterday granted bail in the sum of Le 200 million with three sureties, two of whom should be owners of properties not below the value of Le 200 million.


Mr. Philip Neville appeared before Magistrate Bankole Shyllon at the Court No. 3 yesterday to answer to two count charges of libel under Section 32 (ii) and 32 (iii) of the 1965 Public Order Act.
The details of the charges are that Philip Neville published in the Standard Times newspaper articles that libeled the President and the government of Sierra Leone, in a high profiled case in which the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Frederick Carew, is the Chief Prosecutor.


The lead lawyers for the defence, J. B. Jenkins Johnston and Melron Nicol Cole had applied for bail when Melron Nicol Cole argued that the accused, Mr. Philip Neville, had no desire and no means to flee the jurisdiction and that Mr. Neville represented no flight risk.


Melron Nicol-Cole further stated in his plea to Magistrate Bankole Shyllon that even before Philip Neville was charged to court and even though he knew he was going to be arrested by the police, he showed good faith by voluntarily surrendering himself to the police and therefore such a man should not be seen as a man to jump bail.


Melron Nicol-Cole also informed Magistrate Bankole Shyllon that the prosecution had not shown any reason to justify that the accused would interfere with witnesses relevant to the case nor had the prosecution given reason that Mr. Philip Neville had be propensity to interfere with witnesses.
The defence counsel further stated that the Standard Times newspaper Editor had strong community ties and had resided in Sierra Leone as a well known editor of a well established newspaper.


He also argued that there were compelling medical reasons that necessitated the granting of bail to Mr. Philip Neville as during his incarceration, due to illness, Mr. Philip Neville had to be admitted at the Kingtom Police Hospital.
The defence lawyer further strengthened his argument stating that the accused person had credible sureties who would ensure that he appeared in court as and when necessary.


The defence team was made up of J. B. Jenkins Johnston, Edward M. Turay, Melron Nicol-Cole, Sulaiman Kabba Koroma, Lyon Jenkins Johnston, Nancy Sesay and Cecil Osho-Williams.
The Attorney General, who was the lead lawyer for the prosecution, was also aided in court by J. Soyei and Osman Kanu.


The Attorney General had earlier objected to granting Mr. Philip Neville bail on the grounds that Philip Neville was likely to jump bail as he further argued that investigations on the Philip Neville issue was still being pursued by the police.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Fredrick Carew, however toned down when he informed the Magistrate, “if the advisers of the accused advise their client to do the right thing, then it is possible for us to take a second look at the matter.”


Frederick Carew however insisted that the bail would be stiff as a way of ensuring that Mr. Philip Neville remained within the jurisdiction.
Philip Neville, Executive Editor of the Standard Times newspaper, who appeared in court yesterday on a two count charge of felony under Section 32 (ii) and 32 (iii) of the 1965 Public Order Act did not make any plea after the charges were read to him, suggesting that he had libeled the President of Sierra Leone and the government as a result of an article he published in the Standard Times newspaper of 27th June 2007, alleging that Colonel Muamarr Ghaddafi of Libya had opposed the President of Sierra Leone and his government in an article titled “Bombshell”.


Mr. Philip Neville was bailed yesterday after the matter was adjourned to 6th July 2007.


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: Konouwah Sengbe
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Date Posted: 16:15:32 07/03/07 ()
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"...Philip Neville, Executive Editor of the Standard Times newspaper, who appeared in court yesterday on a two count charge of felony under Section 32 (ii) and 32 (iii) of the 1965 Public Order Act did not make any plea after the charges were read to him, SUGGESTING THAT HE HAD LIBELED THE PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE AND THE GOVERNMENTAS A RESULT OF AN ARTICLE HE HAD PUBLISHED IN THE STANDARD TIMES NEWSPAPER OF 27TH JUNE 2007 ALLEGING THAT COLONEL MUAMARR GHADDAFI OF LIBYA HAD OPPOSED THE PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE AND HIS GOVERNMENT in an article [en]titled “Bombshell”..."

Is it not better for the process to have taken this course rather than what would have happened under the old apc, whereby he would have been treated as Highway, [apc thug] treated Sam Bangura when Pa Shaki ruled?

I think so.

Our GoSL is run by the SLPP, and we [SLPP] believe in the due process of the law, no matter what the humming "birds" may say.

Our way is so much better than the way of our detractors, that is why we are gonna win again in August, 2007.


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: Alie Formeh Kamara
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Date Posted: 20:28:16 07/03/07 ()
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The government would have to show that the practice of selling a gift belonging to the state and converting it into money and using the money for the alleged purpose agrees with the constitutional process and accords Parliament its due rights in the decision making process.

Was Parliament notified about the gift? Can the government lawfully convert any of its properties into cash without ensuring transparency, adequate notification of its intent, and the utilization of a fair and open process, such as public bidding?
What does the constitution or related legal documents say about how government is to dispose of surplus items? Are there adequacy and or timeliness requirements that may have been violated? Can the government provide funding to any program without notifying Parliament? Can the government use funding from any of its accounts at will without parliamentary approval? Aren't there code of ethics regarding the manner of handling public moneys?

I suspect that when we get to the bottom of this matter we will find inconsistencies that shames the government's handling of the Libyan gift. This is why I think that Phillip Nevill's case is all adoo about nothing. Nothing will come out of it.

The SLPP will soon realize that they are calling attention to themselves and hurting themselves.


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: Alie Formeh Kamara
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Date Posted: 20:49:38 07/03/07 ()
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Who made the sale? Was the person a competent authority to sell government property? Was the appropriate Department and authority in charge of the sale?
Was the shipment of rice diverted to another country? Who made that decision and why? Was there a process that allowed competitive bidding to ensure that we maximized our proceeds?
How much was the rice sold for? What was the average price a bag sold for? Would it have been better if we gave the rice to the Military and saved on the money we spend buying rice for them?

There are many questions that the SLPP government would have to provide answers to?

What was Justin Musa's bail amount?
In your mind who among the following two people would you say is likely a flight risk? Justin Musa or Phillip Neville?


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: DR. KADI SESAY
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Date Posted: 20:51:54 07/03/07 ()
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FROM SALONEWEB ARCHIVES:

10 January2001: . The Chinese government has also donated a consignment of 2,850 bags of rice to the government of Sierra Leone, SLENA said. SLENA also reported last week that the Libyan government will be making a similar donation in the coming weeks.

In handing over the rice at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay, Chinese Ambassador Yu Wuzhen said the shipment was made following an exchange of letters between representatives of the two governments last year. The Minister of Development and Economic Planning, Dr. Kadi Sesay, said the rice would be sold through a process of competitive bidding, with the proceeds going to the establishment of a social security scheme. Sesay added that the scheme would provide assistance to the most vulnerable members of society, including the aged, orphans, amputees, and the very poor.


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: Alie Formeh Kamara
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Date Posted: 21:00:32 07/03/07 ()
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Was this the case on the Libyan rice issue?
I believe there are regulations governing the sale of government property through competitive bidding. Were the regulations followed?


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: Bassie Amara
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Date Posted: 17:07:10 07/03/07 ()
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Your (SLPP) way of doing things is selective rather than genuinely applied across the board for all issues needing government attention. When it comes to saving the dirty names of your masters, the SLPP government acted so swiftly, their speed of action can only be measured in supersonic units of astronomical values. However, when it comes to prosecuting corruption, they donot even move at a snail's pace, they act as if they are quadriplegic. The SLPP even succeed in corruting people like Joko Smart. The self proclaimed perfectionist is sitting on countless anti-corruption cases doing nothing but "ee dae get inh yone.

To all blind SLPP supporters, please advice your masters to treat all governemnt matters with the same speed they use to unlawfully arrest and detain the honorable journalist over the "way me yone" saga.

To all blin


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: SLPP
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Date Posted: 16:35:38 07/03/07 ()
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Is it not better for the process to have taken this course rather than what would have happened under the old apc, whereby he would have been treated as Highway, [apc thug] treated Sam Bangura when Pa Shaki ruled?

I think so.

Edmunfd Koker, that is why people say you SLPP apologists are stupid.

Was it not under the SLPP regime impunity of of the convict Kabbah that a jounalist was beaten by SLPP parkliamentarian and the case went bonfin?

Your SLPP is lwalress. It will be kicked out in August.


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 11:59:30 07/03/07 ()
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I believe that the true name of the learned counsel that you mentioned is Melron Nichol Wilson rather than Cole. A very able and capable counsellor indeed.

the bail of 200 Million leones is however excessive


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: KLA
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Date Posted: 15:29:06 07/03/07 ()
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Alieu,dis look lek buff case,but hey law na lek biscuit
you nor know oosie he go broke.


Let the Libyians produce an inventory of all gifts to Salone.

Cross check this list against what was received by Salone govt.

Discrepancies on the SALONE GOVT LIST must be accounted for.

The sale of the any of the gifts,should have been explained to the libyans. Gifts of this Nature are normally not meant to be SOLD or EXCHANGED!!

Selling the Rice to raise funds for NASSIT may be a "STREET" move,with a broke balance option. The libyians probably would not have approved of such a move. JAMMAAH RESS NAH JAMMAAH RESS, if you know what i mean.

A case of this nature could truly shed light on the manner in which Donor gifts are disbursed in SAlone.

TSTM
XX


Subject: Re: NEVILLE GRANTED BAIL
From: Med
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Date Posted: 16:24:10 07/03/07 ()
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The [slpp] prosecution should have to prove the facts essential to their case and find Philip Neville wanton, otherwise any lack of evidence, will have a boomerang effect……..

To our judiciary, please maintain your impartially and the media should keep the public posted on the entire proceedings, together we can help rid Sierra Leone of unconstitutional practices at higher quarters.


Subject: WHAT DEFINES WHO IS A NORTHERNER OR SOUTHERN
From: POLITICAL
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Date Posted: 11:11:14 07/03/07 ()
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Let me take this example to ask the question and by the answers people might give may explain this debative question. [Who Is a Southerner or Northerner]
We came from Sierra Leone to the United States. We've born many children in this country. Many never went to Sierra Leone. Are these children Sierra Leoneans or Americans?


Subject: Re: WHAT DEFINES WHO IS A NORTHERNER OR SOUTHERN
From: hawa
To: All
Date Posted: 15:58:03 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: hawal@yahoo.com
Entered From: 79-66-40-47.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com at 79.66.40.47

Message:
'We've born many children in this country' Lord have mercy.....Correct yourself before someone does.


Subject: Re: WHAT DEFINES WHO IS A NORTHERNER OR SOUTHERN
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 21:53:30 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
MAMMY HAWA. THANK YOU FOR THE COMMENT. INSTEAD OF JUST CORRECT ME YOU STARTED DANCING AROUND YOUR TAMELAY UNTIL ANOTHER PERSON HAS TO SAY THE FEW WORDS TO SAVE MY ASS. THIS IS AN INDICTIVE OF THE SIERRA LEONE MENTALITY. SO WHO IS STUPIT HERE? ME OR YOU. I KNOW I'M WRONG BUT NOT STUPID, BUT YOU SEEMS STUPID.


Subject: Re: WHAT DEFINES WHO IS A NORTHERNER OR SOUTHERN
From: Konouwah
To: All
Date Posted: 16:25:18 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Hawa, na dis we call "Krengliss"; a bit of Krio mixed with a bit of English to write or pronounce a word or sentence.

Bo do ya lef the politician, POLITICAL. Na mistake ee make.

He meant to write: "We've given birth to many children in this country", as opposed to 'We've born many children in this country'.

Hawa, "have you born many children in this country"?

Wai yo yah!! Me Mammy tiday oh!!!


Subject: Re: WHAT DEFINES WHO IS A NORTHERNER OR SOUTHERN
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:20:27 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
The U.S and other law abiding countries are not Sierra-Leone.In the U.S,the law is simple and simplified.When you are born in the U.S,you are a citizen but your parents if they are immigrants still remain to be aliens.Now it remains in one's conscious, to be loyal to the country of birth or to the home of the ancestors.I think,in most cases,sentiments overcome.As a matter of fact,it is yet to be seen a Chinese American,Russian American or Mexican American not to talk of African American to be the president of the United States.Through out their history the leader should emerge from the Island-British.However,in Sierra-Leone,a Fullah,Madingo or Maraka will enter SIerra-Leone,get a passport,settle and can even be a president as long as he or she can manage to speak a bit of creole.I am not tribalistic,because I know we have Sierra-Leonean Fullahs,Madingos,etc but I am just saying the reality.Therefore,as I have indicated earlier,people usually have sentiments for their ancestral roots.If your parents are Mende but born,bred and raised in the Temne/Themne land you still remain to be a Mende.


Subject: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:35:47 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Which one of the following has the greatest influence on what you are today:
(1) Your genetic makeup.
(2) The environment you were raised.


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:27 07/03/07 ()
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Message:
Interesting question Loggy as usual one of thsoe questions that one has to think very deeply on. Is a chinese born in the US of US born Chinese parents a Chinese or an American?

I say you are the a creature of the environment that you were raised in because it shapes your cultural awareness, your lifes values and your goal orientation.


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:29 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Say Bra!


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:59:13 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
"Your genetic make up", is the answer to your question, your majesty.

For human beings, biology precedes the environment. The environment in which we live, and experience life, is created by us, as human beings.

In the beginning, there was light, and that light was the BIG BANG.

In "big bang theory", the universe originated billions of years ago from the explosion of a single mass of material so that the pieces are still flying apart. This is in contrast to "steady-state theory".

I have inferred that you are alluding to us, as human beings, so my answer above is the correct one.

What, or who, defines who is a northerner or southerner?

Your parents, your place of birth, your "state" of naturalization, and most importantly, your state of mind.

Next question, please.


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:20:44 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Next question, please.?

Twins born of Mende parents in Jimmi Gbabo(?).
One named AI and the other Ek.
Immediately after birth, AI was brought to aL aL dnal, Usa and were raised there. EK, however, never left Jimmi Gbabo.
Sengbe, will you consider the twins Mende or otherwise?


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:33:19 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
NO SUCH TWINS EXIST.

Next question, please.


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:50:05 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Why is Oprah Winfrey being called an "African American"


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: Critical Thinker
To: All
Date Posted: 12:12:47 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: sph16-204.harvard.edu at 128.103.16.204

Message:
“"Your genetic make up", is the answer to your question, your majesty.””

...says Hitler, ...says the leaders of eugenics movement, says the KKK and so on.

Sengbe, your choice is understandable given your academic background, but there is now a wealth or social science research studies that conclusively demonstrate that "Nurture" (the environment) not "Nature" (genetics) is the more important influence on what we become.

I have to run but this is good topic to debate.


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:47:56 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
"...but there is now a wealth or social science research studies that conclusively demonstrate that "Nurture" (the environment) not "Nature" (genetics) is the more important influence on what we become..." CT/ Harvard U

And who is/are primarily responsible, in this "nurturing environment", to influence what we become in life?

Is it not our parents/ parent/ or extended family member(s)?

Are they not part of the Biology /nature/genetics?

Thus, "Nature" (genetics) precedes [is more important than] "Nurture" (the environment) in influencing what we become in life.

Genetics comes before environment, any way you look at it. Or is it the case of the age-old question:

Which came first; the chicken or the egg?

"...says Hitler, ...says the leaders of eugenics movement, says the KKK and so on..."

Hitler was a very bad man. But, simultaneously, he was very smart, and powerful. That is why he thought he could conquer the world.

Do you know why America became so great? Because Hitler's scientists / engineers/technologists, or the ones that emigrated in fear of him, made a tremendous contribution in making this happen. And of-course, our ancestors that came in bondage.

I don't want to talk about those idiots in the kkk.

Is eugenics a bad science?

I dunno, that is why I asked.



Subject: Thus,
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 15:11:13 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
And who is/are primarily responsible, in this "nurturing environment", to influence what we become in life?
(Sengbe)
------------------------------------------------
But, but Sengbe what is/are primarily responsible, in this "nurturing environment", to influence why you remain in America and not Jimmi Bagbo?

The environmentally nurturing dollar?


Subject: Re: Thus,
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 15:17:15 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
NO!!!

To practice the crafts in my professions.

How about for you?

The Benjamins?


Subject: Re: Thus,
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 15:24:00 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
"To practice the crafts in my professions"
(Sengbe)
----------------------------------------
So unlike Sengbe Pieh who returned home, you remain here to practice the crafts in your profession right?
Yu na boy pekin!!


Subject: Re: Thus,
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 15:54:00 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Yes indeed Bra Loggy.

I came here in a plane on my own free will. I shall return as I came.

He was captured, and put in a boat.

He came here, fought here, and returned home on a boat, to continue the fight he started here from the Lunsar-Peppel axis with Bai Bureh of Themene fame.

I told y'all, I don't like the sea.

I shall return as I came, in a Boeing 747, and by road to rebuild Jimmi Bagbo.

That is all you need to know for now.


Subject: Re: Thus,
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 01:41:24 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-197-104-25.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 71.197.104.25

Message:
Greetings my brothers and sisters. I am heading to watch David Leatherman and Jay Leno. Nonetheless, I thought I should put in my penny. Money is not why all who are in America stll stay for years. I know Sierra Leoneans who have stayed in the states for over forty years and have still not returned home. I know Sierra Leoneans that have never in their lives spent two months in the United States but their assets and the physical money they have established in Sierra Leone can per the amount saved by many contributing here. They live far better than most here and are still helping Sierra Leone. However, they have the security that they can live Sierra Leone on a moments notice to stay anywhere in the world should there be a problem in Sierra Leone. Not all posting here can boast of that.
Why we are here, is because the American ideal guaratees everyone reciding here total freedom, that envisioned by the founding fathers. The ideals of realising what is expected in a capitalistic and constitutional democracy is realizable in the United States but in Sierra Leone, the hope that do exist here can hardly be offered there.
Some may say that others sacrificed to make it America what it is. Yes, but when the sacrifice involves a single directional afair whereby, those who make those sacrifices are themselves offered for ritual sacrifice, blamed for the sacrifices they make, abandoned because of these sacrfices, then it becomes dificult for any to volunteer because examples are better than precepts.
By and large, colectivism will make a sense of security feasible and inviting for people to return home. One has never seen an American vehemently wish to kill another American for political reasons or to take threats out of the way for fear that the killer finds his "path blockaded should a "rival" exist.
i THINK, WE CAN DO OUR CHILDREN A SERVICE IF WE LEARN FROM THIS CIVILIZED DEMOCRACY AND BE ABLE TO USE THE KNOWLEDGE LEARNT HERE TO CHANGE OUR SYSTEM SO THAT ONE WILL GO TO BED AND SLEEP, FEARLESS OF WHO MIGHT HATE OR HUNT HIM/HER FOR HIS OR HER OPINIONS. wE CAN NOT BOAST OF SUCH A SECURITY, CAN WE?
i DO NOT HAVE TIME TO READ OVER.
lET MAN GO WATCH DEM PEKIN DEM TOYOH plus I have two quizes in a row and speeches to prepare. See Yah!


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:52:53 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
SENGBE PIEH LIVED THE REST OF HIS LIFE AS A KRIO MAN AND NEVER WENT BACK TO THE "BUSH". HIS ENVIRONMENT OF SLAVERY HAD NURTURED HIM FROM A SIMPLE MENDE MAN TO A SOPHISTICATED KRIO MAN. HAVE THEM DENY THIS.


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 14:06:44 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Sengbe Pieh defends
the freedom of the
Amistad prisoners
before the


"SENGBE PIEH LIVED THE REST OF HIS LIFE AS A KRIO MAN AND NEVER WENT BACK TO THE "BUSH". HIS ENVIRONMENT OF SLAVERY HAD NURTURED HIM FROM A SIMPLE MENDE MAN TO A SOPHISTICATED KRIO MAN."
(ALIEU)

TRUE THAT????


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:19:06 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
That is a bloody lie.

When he returned to Sa Lon from New Haven, CN, he did NOT reside in Rokiamp for long, he went to live in Peppel, Port Loko district, from where he helped Bai Bureh, to fight the Hut Tax War against the Brits.

HE NEVER LIVED THE LIFE OF "A SOPHISTICATED KRIO MAN" [whatever that means in SLAVISH MENTALITY].

He descended from a WARRIOR CLAN in MANO YORGBOR, seven miles from Jimmi Bagbo, where I was born. I should know, as a descendant.


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: so
To: All
Date Posted: 12:29:54 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
So, MoMODU kOROMA is a Mende. The environment makes the man.


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: NA SO EBI
To: All
Date Posted: 13:06:51 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: f298781.ga.unc.edu at 152.4.31.217

Message:
NA SO EBI


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: Lady J
To: All
Date Posted: 18:56:07 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
King Loggy (My favorite brother)Alieu and Konouwah will always take the opposite sides of the spectrum.

As per your question? I believe they are both partly right. There are so many studies out there, and there will be more to come in the future.

Nature endows us with inborn abilities and traits, and nurture takes these genetic tendencies and molds them as we learn and mature.

As much as we are Sierra Leoneans (Genetics), the culture (Environment) in which we are today, has a lot to do with the person we've become.

Konouwah, you should know that humanbeings are always evolving and transforming, therefore you cannot simply say we are, is Biological. If I have to find out who you are today, I will have to do a Biopsychosocial to come up with an answer.

FYI

Let's face it, when I talk to you, I'm able to bring out your Sierra Leonean side, (Genetics) unlike some of your "antics" on this forum (Environment).

You are a combination of both my dear, not just one.


Peace and Blessings


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: Konouwah
To: All
Date Posted: 09:16:39 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
"...Let's face it, when I talk to you, I'm able to bring out your Sierra Leonean side, (Genetics) unlike some of your "antics" on this forum (Environment)..."

What "antics on this forum" are you alluding to, ex-Poochie J?

Maybe if you post more consistently as you used to do there would be no "antics" perpetuated by me on this forum, because you still have that motherly calming effect on moi.

Comment va tu?


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 07:37:35 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-255-182-17.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.255.182.17

Message:
My numero uno sis:
Indeed genetics and the environment combines to make the whole of a person. However, the initial question pertains to which one of the two (generally) has the GREATEST INFLUENCE.

By the way, I am incline to agree with the following:
"Konouwah, you should know that
human beings are always evolving
and transforming, therefore you
cannot simply say we are, is
Biological. If I have to find
out who you are today, I will
have to do a Biopsychosocial
to come up with an answer."
(Lady J)



Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: Lady J
To: All
Date Posted: 08:13:42 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Long John Silver,

If I have to chose the greatest of the two? As much as our genes precedes the environment, we are social animals, and our goal is to evolve and transform.

Therefore our environment shapes who we become in life.


Lady J


Subject: Re: ANSA ME YONE FOS!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 09:24:10 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-255-182-17.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.255.182.17

Message:
"As much as our genes precedes the
environment, we are social animals,
and our goal is to evolve and transform.
Therefore our environment shapes who we
become in life."

(The Great Aristocat, circa 2007)
---------------------------------
The environment shaped Sengbe Pieh; Sengbe Konouwa, unfortunately, is work in progress.


Subject: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 08:52:28 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
To Chief Kabbah Pharaoh of Sierra Leone, the message is simple: stop the ugly: leave Philip Neville alone

All SLPP supporters and may I add the Keili brothers Andrew and Rev Dave, PLEASE talk to your president even if you don't believe in the Ten Plagues or miracles of SHOCK and AWE.

I am not yet angry, but when I do get angry, something could happen and I will not be responsible for that. I have not stated anything unusual or astounding. I am not spelling it out. I prefer that YOU think and I hope that my language is clear enough. I will try to put it as my dear friend the South African Artist and poet Lefifi Tladi says, I usually put it:” STRAIGHT.” (Perhaps like Monk, Straight No Chaser.)

What crime has Philip Neville committed that he is being hounded by the lieutenants of the toothless chimpanzee – toothless in prosecuting the high crime and misdemeanours of he himself & his nearest and dearest business colleagues of which I do not include Mr. Berewa or Mr. Momodou Koroma.

Truth says/ corresponds with what Mr. Philip Neville said: that we were not informed about the donations of rice. If indeed this was untrue all that was necessary was for the government to say – don’t be silly, here is the evidence to the contrary.

If the Western media asks “Where are the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq which intelligence allegedly sexed up – the enquiring journalists are not arraigned in Her Majesty’s Court and charged with sedition or violating the Official Secrets Act.

Yes, there are a hundred other statements that could be true or untrue and that do not demand this ridiculous high-handed and despotic power-action by Kabbah (in the name of the law) towards those who he believes are his enemies. The C.I.D. police were there even before the attorney general could say “Oi” and at whose behest did they move? Same guys that arrested Chief Hinga Norman the undecorated and let Mr. Pujeh go.

Our journalists have to learn to turn some of their assertive statements into QUESTIONS, in which case instead of saying we were not informed ask WHEN were we informed? Paul Kamara asked such a question and the question was “ Is Mr. Kabbah not a REAL CONVICT – which in Sierra Leone English , means doesn’t he deserve to spend some time in solitary confinement in his brother the late Foday Sankoh's cell? That WAS a QUESTION!

The further that this rice matter is investigated, the more the evidence will incriminate the Kabbah authorities and as my dear friend ADEL HAMZA (A Swedish resident) of El- Mansoura, Egypt has told me, “A Muslim does not tell lies.”

Muammar- al Qadhafi, out of the goodness of his heart donated some 5,000 metric tons of rice to the people of Sierra Leone – and not only were we not informed about this but there is incontestable evidence about some of the diverse places in which this rice was sold – FOR PROFIT – and where is the rest of the rice ( when not being distributed as a means of winning votes for the party – the way to the electorate's hearts being through their stomach – and I remember when there was some disaster in Pujehun – then how many bags were privately donated to residents there? That was a good - a humanitarian gesture and some credit should go to Muammar al-Qadhafi. Did the donators wish blessings on Bra Qadhafi on that occasion or even mention his name?

http://www.google.se/search?rlz=1T4GGLJ_enSE229SE229&hl=en&q=Rice+donated+to+Pujehun+residents


Mark these words: If the SLPP touches a hair of the head of Philip Neville, they are definitely going to lose the August 11presidential and parliamentary elections because their house of corruption is going to crumble and all but the diehards are going to leave them in anger and disgust. It had better start within the next two weeks. You will read about it in all Sierra Leone newspapers including Miss Blyden their decorated trumpeter’s, their chief media cock crower – ( that’s why she was decorated) but when the BBC CNN, al-Jazzira in English and of course the Independent and other British on-line and print media take up the series of scandals that will be unleashed, the 75 –year-old-Pa Kabbah will wish that he had retired in peace and not in pieces – and I further predict that should a hair of Mr. Neville be touched, Mr. Kabbah will face some serious charges that will make him repent the rest in jail which he mercifully escaped when the Beoku –Betts Commission advised with the rather mild recommendation that since he was found guilty of thievery he should never be allowed to hold public office in Sierra Leone now putting to the test the Krio Adage “ Monkey noh dae lef im black han “ / "The leopard does not change its spots “and if he is indeed as the honourable commander-in-chief or Ali Baba and the forty thieves he should get then an extradition order for me so that he will face me in court as my very first witness and he will meet some unexpected and unconventional uppercuts which will cause Mr. Henry Joko-Smart his in-law who he appointed director of the anti-Corruption Commission no alternative but to take him in to custody and put him in a place from which he will not escape until he is well over 85 years old – and he forget about that retirement house in Guinea, or anywhere else for that matter that poor Paul Kamara was alluding to.

AS we all know and as I said before, the SLPP power people have tried to pass legislation which guarantees that after they leave office they will be immune from persecution for crimes - especially economic crimes that they could have committed whilst in office. It is understandable that they should be worried about the potential dangers inherent in this possibility.

This parochial, paranoid, anti-democratic mentality and in this instance repressive move by the SLPP is to be resisted without fear and without mercy for the personal outcome for Mr. Kabbah or anyone else and their time is running out.
Word of advice: leave Philip Neville alone.

Mr. Amadu Wurie, the then minister of education expatiated at some length for me and my Literature classmate Jean McMunn at his residence one Sunday afternoon, on the meaning of this word with which I close:

LOONTA:


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: Nat
To: All
Date Posted: 19:09:16 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
Pharaoh or Pariah???


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 22:13:32 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
president with powers of execut-ive clemency


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 09:56:40 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.8

Message:
Bra Cornelius,

You never fail to make me laugh. I enjoy your dire tribe, especially when it makes you feel so important.
The trouble is you are overblowing you own self importnce to such an extend that your head might never get through the door...be careful.

I do have my own contact in the form of very senior civil servants in London. I speak to a number of British Members of Parliamnet with particular interest in Sa lone on regular basis, I therefore know what people(those that matter) think of Sa lone and the SLPP government.

The only people that can prevent the SLPP from forming the next Government are the Sa Lone people themselves. That is why SOLO B has spent his time going around the Country to seek votes,there are not that many votes on the world wide web,believe me.

There are Laws in Sa Lone, as there are in Sweden, and London and the USA. Those Laws MUST be OBAYED by all without exception. If your man Neville has acted against the law, then he must be dealt with according to the Laws of the Land.

If the laws are bad, then please make a submission as to why the particular Law must be changed...There are many people here and else where advocating changes in the Public Order Act in Sa Lone, and I respect their openions....but as long as the Law is what it is, then it must be obayed.

Bra Cornie, You still make me laugh, though, good try.

Ndor Mahi Yepia.

Ndor Slipasi mia, Nddopowoo ngor e beh huun.


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 12:26:55 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
Cadmus,

I protest about corruption and injustice, with a focus on Philip Neville your countryman and mine, and you write back:

“I enjoy your dire tribe, especially when it makes you feel so important.
The trouble is you are overblowing you own self importnce to such an extend that your head might never get through the door...be careful.”

Be careful? Be careful about what? You want to kill me and eat my flesh?

Let me ask you something less serious: How’s the practice? Any important clients yet? Some from the House of Commons and the House of Lords? BIG TIME! What cases are you working on and making big money, when you are not here on Cocorioko? Before you even tell us let me say, good for you!

Your inferiority complex speaks loud and clear YOU are the one trying to be an important man and I hear you loud and clear man, (if you are not a woman) when you say:
” I do have my own contact in the form of very senior civil servants in London. I speak to a number of British Members of Parliamnet with particular interest in Sa lone on regular basis, I therefore know what people(those that matter) think of Sa lone and the SLPP government.”
Glory be to you! Why didn’t you add that you’ve been working for British intelligence for so long now that you can’t even remember?, that you have a fat offshore bank account somewhere in one of those C –islands, that your girlfriend is an MP and that you often go hand in hand to the theatre and the opera when your not looking for some jack rabbit for cash in one of the local dive or massage parlours?
Good for you. Inferiority complex speaks and everything that you write is a psychological document.

That was your reply to my posting. Your reply is of no significance to me. You must think it’s important to reply. Why?

So you want to be a diversion. You are not anything special to me. I must have a lot of grip
to say that, you see? I don’t know anyone in Sweden, in the United Kingdom, or in the United States of America, so who am I?


This is where you hang out; this is where YOU are important. I have other places to be, other company to keep, a loving wife and family and friends and I am here because I want to be here. Otherwise I’d be somewhere else.


My beef is with Kabbah not an insignificant underling like you who do not even have the self-confidence to reveal himself under a proper name - your father or your mother’s name but must take cover under the anonymous name of Cadmus, which gives you enough leeway to hide and boast and pretend to things that you are not, to pretend to your cyber-personality status. Yes, as I told you if I had so wanted I would have got a law degree from anywhere in Great Britain, before I was twenty years of age.

This is Rev Kabs Kanu’s website, and so I try to observe the rules of the House. If there were absolute freedom of speech you’d find what you already know: that you cannot approach anything near the command of the English language which is mine and I could flog you mercilessly with it - with language – although the ideas that they convey would still be flying over your head.
I am addressing you superior your idol: Pa Kabbah, not you.

” And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded." (Acts 19:14-16 KJV)


Since you start suffering from a chronic inferiority complex every time you see my name, I understand why you think that I feel important. You are at liberty to feel whatever you want to feel, but I hope that you haven’t got to the stage of feeling for me, or feeling like me or feeling what I feel and reporting it accurately.

the anonymous, keep on laughing with your SLPP Mendeboy sense of humour. I hope that you laugh forever .What is "dire tribe"? What does it mean?

I have no sense of self importance I acculturated to the Swedish jantelagen a long time ago and my mind – is not circumscribed by the narrow, crooked and corrupt corridors and conduits of your SLPP thinking, which has no axis and no orbit but weighs heavily like the fog that sometimes envelops the Hill station of my youth and hangs even lower over your Southern parts of the country which is your ethnic base – the SLPP after all never had an ideology even during the cold war years. You heroes and your gods, Kabbah etc are of no significance in the world of moral discourse- they have fallen far under.

.

Why should I waste time with your masked cyberspace personality? You can be anything you want but not in reality.
I can also say that I have this and that contact. This has nothing whatsoever to do with Soulay Daramy, but I can tell you what Mr. Kabbah had for dinner last night, what medicine he takes, the name of his girl friend etc.
I have nothing against him personally, or against Hon. Momodou Koroma or Solo Berewa, but where I see injustice - bullying of journalists who they want to silence the free word and the spirit of free enquiry, then I will not fail to speak up – even if it’s you dangling like a worm, at the end of their crooked hook.

“Food, its production and distribution, will be the overriding social, political, economic, environmental, and moral issue of our next decade.” (Lester Brown, in “The Twenty- ninth Day”) -
And so I have always supported Mr. Kabbah’s Food Security measures.

“ Hunger feels like pincers,
Like a bite of crabs,
It burns like fire, and has no fire.
Hunger is a cold fire….

For now I ask no more
Than the justice of eating”
(Pablo Neruda, excerpt from the “The Great Tablecloth” quoted in “World Hunger Facts”)

Muslims who practice the fasting discipline of Ramadan know that it is partly to awaken and sensitize the instinct of sympathy/ empathy for the hungry and those who suffer from it.

The TANACH teaches:

“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the chains of wickedness, to undo the bonds of oppression, and to let the oppressed go free….Is it not to share thy bread with the hungry?”
(Isaiah 58:6, 7)

You know Bob Marley’s “Dem Belly Full but we HUNGRY”?

“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat.
If your enemy is thirsty, give him water to drink”
(Proverbs, 25:21)

Our Biafran brother learned the hard way of man’s inhumanity to man – starvation was used as a weapon. I know some parts of Eastern Nigeria well.)

Richard H. Schwartz devotes a whole chapter to HUNGER in his “Judaism and Global Survival.”
On page 59 he tells us that the causes of hunger “are related to a system of production and distribution based on inequality, injustice, and greed, which is at sharp variance with Biblical values.”
Muammar al-Qadhafi is a great man - look he made generous donations of food to Zimbabwe when t some 2.5 million people were starving in that country. Generous donations to post conflict Sierra Leone, where many of the farms in the North had been burned down and were out of production – so what if it was widely or not widely reported? SO what if the free gift was being sold for profit and the some of the profit was pocketed or not pocketed by private and greedy individuals - should Philip Neville pay for their corrupt deeds – not just with rice?

Do I have proof some well meaning Sierra Leonean was asking me an hour ago? If he means proof about corruption etc he should ask the corrupt some of whom have thought that the policemen were Mafioso and …..

I know who and what I am.



Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 12:44:30 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
I have no enemies and if I did, what would I want with them but that we all turn from evil and do good?

“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat.
If your enemy is thirsty, give him water to drink”
(Proverbs, 25:21)

In 1973 Ariel Sharon and his men gave water to the Egyptian soldiers who were dying of thirst.
Read his biography ”WARRIOR" - also the name of the House band at the White House in Owerri - he is sadly gone. We all miss him. May his soul live in peace and bliss in the hereafter.


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: Alieu Seisay
To: All
Date Posted: 11:01:23 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
look at the old fool.

That was the only good Sharon did in his barely 70yrs of existence and here you are praising him.

Did he mention the massacre in the refugee camp?


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: HEMOR YAPO YAPO
To: All
Date Posted: 11:52:40 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Ndor Mahi Yepia.

Ndor Slipasi mia, Nddopowoo ngor e beh huun.

so what the hell does that mean for those of us sierra leoneans who do not speak mende but would not like ot be shut out of the debate on the issues.


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: Grammar 101
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:48 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-249-138-254.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.249.138.254

Message:
"obayed"? Boy, can't you spell?


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 11:36:21 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
AS we now know, he also respects “their openions....”

It’s Cadmus the lawyer speaking: “Those Laws MUST be OBAYED.”
He misspells obey twice. Here he is again: - just the thought of law must make him nervous and jittery:
“ their openions....but as long as the Law is what it is, then it must be obayed “that’s how he writes and thinking about tribe, what else?) Diatribe becomes “dire tribe”
Usually becomes “ usualy” across becomes “across”, and as he has taken great pains to tell us, he is “doing” his “second Higher Degree at London University”.
Are we to assume that he is “doing “it in the French language?
Anyway don’t get him wrong. To impress the matter of his importance and the kind of contacts that lowly people like us and Johnny Leigh’s san-san boys do not have he has also informed us that he “ managed to go on to better things” and - his words:
“ I do have my own contact in the form of very senior civil servants in London. I speak to a number of British Members of Parliamnet with particular interest in Sa lone on regular basis, I therefore know what people(those that matter) think of Sa lone and the SLPP government. ”
He must we are to assume have a direct hotline to Kabbah himself....... and so I wonder why Kabbah has not made him his minister of Information or Chief Magistrate at Sam Margai’s Court of law, or given him national award.? Mr. Kabbah would be needing a much better lawyer than Cadmus (if Cadmic is indeed one). Mr Kabbah will be needing one who is at home in Basic English language. Perhaps, Cadmus should contact some of his important friends in the British House of Commons and his best friends (of course) who are in the House of Lords, to recommend some really good lawyers, or does Cadmus think that I won’t kick his as around, politely, like a German football if I got hold of him in a court of law?
I’ll be replying to his posting shortly.

For Dr. Cadmus the big lawyer:


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:01:20 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-148-122-149.in-addr.btopenworld.com at 81.148.122.149

Message:

Sorry...but that was not the only mistake...I was in a hurry so I made a number of minor mistakes.....I was told that I make mistakes when I am in a hurry way back when I was doing my second Higher Degree at London University, but, hey, I managed to go on to better things........I hope you got the MESSAGE I was putting accross if your pea brain is capable of that. I wonder.

There is a saying...'A person who cannot make a mistake, is a person that cannot do anything' I have noticed that very low class and low IQ people on this Forum usualy concentrate and make issues of minor MISTAKE, that is so, because they usually do not have the brains to make an original contribution or to make a sensible reply to one. You can always tell. They are unable to follow the message....but this is the wonderful Cocorioko Forum...thanks to the REV, we have all sorts here.Long may it continue.


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 12:53:56 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
"accross"?


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 09:40:19 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 81.2.90.163

Message:
CORNELIUS,
You are indeed an old fool.

I can now see where other people are comuing from.

I made mistakes and I noticed them even before you did.

You are retired so coming on the Forum is full-time occupation for you...I do have a full-time job to do.

The fact is, I made a point, and because you had no cogent answer to my point you felt your only way out was to check for minor errors.

You are a bigger idiot than I ever thought.

You should stop over blowing your own importance. You are not important. You sit at home all day copying and pasting other peoples work on this forum..that does not make you big...You are a joker, shame you dont know it. You old fool.

Next time you read what I write do yourself a favour, DEAL WITH TH ISSUES silly old man.

I can sit here and correct everyones mistakes on this forum all day long, but no, I have points to make so I concentrate in putting accross my point rather than be pedantic.

For an old man I thought you would have learnt by now.


Subject: Re: To Chief Kabbah the Pharaoh of Sierra Leone
From: RUBBER DUCK
To: All
Date Posted: 06:05:17 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-142-208-168.range86-142.btcentralplus.com at 86.142.208.168

Message:
Bra Cornie ACT YOUR AGE


Subject: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE POST MOMODU KOROMA'S CV?
From: Pa Lamin
To: All
Date Posted: 08:52:00 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
What are his educational background and other relevant experiences outside the political arena????


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE POST MOMODU KOROMA'S CV?
From: Historian
To: All
Date Posted: 19:11:44 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
Born in 1953.Master of Science in Organic Chemistry.Lecturer of Organic Chemistry in Njala University, which runs on the streets now.Minister of Presidential Affairs and then Minister of Foreign Affairs.e do so!!!


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE POST MOMODU KOROMA'S CV?
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 11:06:20 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Not Chemistry it is in Physics. MSC in Nuclear Physics from somewhere in England .
He was my Physics and maths Lecturer when i was a student at NUC in Njala.


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE POST MOMODU KOROMA'S CV?
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 22:04:45 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
That's all?


Subject: Re: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE POST MOMODU KOROMA'S CV?
From: Pl help!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 13:36:16 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.114.66.82

Message:
in addition, what are his success stories [has he effectively managed his previous and present jobs with outstanding results?] having in mind that these are authorities who ‘might’ determine the fate of the people of Sierra Leone, on the other hand from a general perspective the overall slpp political success stories have been suspiciously vague.


Subject: Housing director embezzles funds
From: NEVILLE
To: All
Date Posted: 08:01:24 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
STANDARD TIMES
BY PHILLIP NEVILLE

Housing director embezzles funds

FREETOWN, August 01 -- The Country Director of the African Housing Fund (AHF)- Sierra Leone, Mr. Patrick Olu Beckley is reported to have fled the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, for an undisclosed locat1on in the United States of America following alleged embezzlement of thousands of dollars from the organisation's funds.

Standard Times gathered that the Kenyan authorities have confiscated Patrick Beckley's assets including his house, cars and some personal effects.

The African Housing Fund (AHF), a Pan African organisation with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, started operations in Sierra Leone in April 1986 in the Kambia, Bo and Pujehun districts respectively, specializing in rebuilding and refurbishing houses vandalised during the rebel war and also giving out micro credit to small scale enterprises.

It is understood that the sacked director, Patrick O. Beckley, was operating the organisation as a one man's employer, serving as Accountant, Project Manager and Purchasing Officer.

In addition, all external transactions were directly under his tight control until when it became quite evident that the organisation was virtually collapsing that the Ministry of Lands, Housing, Country Planning and the Environment decided to step in in order to salvage the situation.

The ministry signed series of memoranda of understanding with the Nairobi office under successive ministers, including, Alhaji Samura, Capt. (Rtd.) Abdul Rahman Kamara, Haja Hafsatu Kabbah and Dr. John Karimu but with little success as the Kenyan headquarters had already dissolved the entire organisation's operations in Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

With the collapse of the former management, an interim management committee under the supervision of Shelter Afrique was set up in Nairobi to oversee the activities of the AHF programme and Mr. Patrick Beckley was again appointed Deputy Director leaving behind several hundreds of Sierra Leonean employees jobless and dejected.

Meanwhile, when Standard Times contacted the Director of Housing in the ministry, Mr. Murana to comment on certain allegations levied against him by some aggrieved workers alleging that he had received huge sums of money on their behalf from Kenyan, he stated out that the allegations are untrue, adding that he was on leave during the year in question, that is, between May 1998 and November 1999 and that he had no knowledge of any transaction that may have taken place in his absence.

This press also gathered that in 1999 during the term of office of former Minister of Lands, Haja Hafsatu Kabbah, the sum of $15,000 was sent to the AHF office in Sierra Leone which was reportedly received by Nazralla Kamara, Yusuf Kamara, Mr. Samura and Mr. Sheriff who failed to account to the other members of the organisation which led to a bitter quarrel, causing the minister to expel them from their Youyi Building 3rd floor office.

Documentary evidence presently available to this press confirmed that the Minister of Lands and Housing, Dr. Alfred Bobson Sesay and his Director, Mr. Murana are making frantic efforts to retrieve funds from AHF headquarters in Nairobi to pay their redundant workers in Sierra Leone.

In a letter written to a Mr. L. R. Oluanji of the interim management committee of Shelter Afrique on the subject matter of "Staff Benefit and Liabilities, AHF programme Sierra Leone".

The letter read in part: "I refer to the subject which is of serious concern to the government of Sierra Leone and the ministry in particular. As you are aware, a number of outstanding issues are yet to be addressed since the cessation of the AHF operations in Sierra Leone, principal among these are that of the payment of benefits owed to staff and settlement of liabilities incurred on behalf of AHF.

"As you are aware Sierra Leone has gone through a disastrous ten-year war which has distressed and traumatized a large percentage of the population. In such circumstances the government is anxious to avoid any situation that would cause discontent and ignite social unrest.

I thus take this opportunity to prevail upon you to use your good offices to conclusively address the growing agitation among your staff for their benefits to be paid".

To bring the matter to a close, some disgruntled workers have called upon the Anti-corruption to invite the sacked AHF Director from the states to come to Sierra Leone and face the commission, adding that Mr. Beckley's statement is unbelievable, stating that 80% of the houses constructed by his organisation have broken down. Ministry of Lands officials say they have no official dealings with AHF as all transactions were carried out by their boss, Mr. Beckley when things were going on pretty well and now that the table has turned around they've falsely maligning ministry officials to pay them some money.

Editor's note: Read in our subsequent editions the present financial position of AHF, Present assets and liabilities in Sierra Leone and the invitation of the Anti-Corruption to probe the past activities of the sacked director, Patrick O. Beckley. - Standard Times


Subject: Re: Housing director embezzles funds
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 08:05:29 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
"Editor's note: Read in our subsequent editions the present financial position of AHF, Present assets and liabilities in Sierra Leone and the invitation of the Anti-Corruption to probe the past activities of the sacked director, Patrick O. Beckley. - Standard Times"

Did you go back and answer as was requested by the ACC?

If No, Why?

Are you then on the run from government?

And such a person shall be termed a FUGITIVE.

Am i right?


Subject: Re: Housing director embezzles funds
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 12:35:56 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: pool-71-252-86-151.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.252.86.151

Message:
I resigned my position as General Manager of the Sierra Leone Housing Corporation with full benefits after an audit of the organization's finances by a private auditing firm.

The Board of Directors of Shelter Afrique and the African Housing Fund should have been the appropriate institutions to press charges, if the cooked up report by Standard Times had any authenticity.

The Minister of Housing represents Sierra Leone at the annual Ministerial meetings of these two Pan African organizations of 47 member countries, so one wonders why he has not come up with the information needed to corroborate the libellous article, and make the case to the ACC to invite me? Instead they appointed me as a member of the Interim Committee of Management of the African Housing Fund and thanked me for my srvices, before I officially left Nairobi. Some of my neighbors in Nairobi are Ministers in the current cabinet and should have been the front runners in making the case against me, if it had any truth.

I have not received the Government's invitation almost 7 years after the publication in question. This leaves me convinced of a much more sinister plot than meets the eye.


Subject: CONGRATULATIONS ALHAJI MOMODU KOROMA
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 07:12:19 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.8

Message:
I want to extend my heart-felt Congratulations to You Alhaji Momodu Korooma on your position as running Mate to the Great SOLO B.

You are certainly the RIGHT Man for the Right Job at this moment in time.

Now that the SLPP is so properly reflective of the Country at the very highest level, especially in terms of religious diversity, Christian/Muslim, I pray that Allah will now Bless Sa Lone, and guide you Alhaji to enable you to honestly support and advise your Boss, Solo B as he prepares to take on the affairs of our great State, Sa Lone, on the 12 August 2007.

Long live Sa Lone, Long Live SLPP.

May God/ALLAH bless the two of you.


Always remember that We only have one Country and we are all one people, some may be APC some PMDC, but we all one people.


Subject: THANKS TO JACOB SAX CONTEH
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 07:49:06 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-25-246.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.25.246

Message:
Great article buddy but they are joking to know that SLPP has already won.Berewa changed his life to the change he want sierra leone to be.He has all the good quality to rule and infact he is a better substance than all the people going for it.


Subject: Re: THANKS TO JACOB SAX CONTEH
From: FARRAH MARRAH
To: All
Date Posted: 10:49:30 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 134.113.7.100

Message:
"The party that will rule Sierra Leone in the coming years is the party that can prove to the people of Sierra Leone that it is willing to move forward. It is not the party that can steal the most marbles or have the roughest thugs. Those days are over. The elections will be free and fair. Both the people of Sierra Leone and the international community cannot afford another crisis in Sierra Leone. The time to win the 2007 General Elections is now. Only those who work hard with honesty will be in power."

Sax Conteh will EAT HIS WORDS come August 12.
Berewa and the S.L.P.P will DEFINITELY RIGG THE ELECTIONS.
Didn't Umaru Yar'Adua's PDP rigg the last elections in Nigeria? And what were the CONSEQUENCE from the locals and the international community?
I PITY MY PEOPLE'S POLITICAL COMPREHENSION?


Subject: ALHAJI MOMODU KOROMA IS A NORTHNER
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 07:43:52 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-25-246.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.25.246

Message:
HE IS THROUGH HIS DAD BUT HIS WHOLE WAS SHAPED BY THE SLPP CULTURE THAT MADE HIM TO BE WHAT HE IS TODAY,


Subject: Re: CONGRATULATIONS ALHAJI MOMODU KOROMA
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 07:34:32 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-154-62-163.range81-154.btcentralplus.com at 81.154.62.163

Message:
WELL SAID BOSS
FORREST


Subject: Re: CONGRATULATIONS ALHAJI MOMODU KOROMA
From: Neneh
To: All
Date Posted: 07:23:49 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
I second that!!


Subject: I repeat: Mr Kabbah, leave PHILIP NEVILLE alone
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 06:44:43 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
I am not yet angry, but when I do get angry, something could happen and I will not be responsible for that. I have not stated anything unusual or astounding. I am not spelling it out. I prefer that YOU think and I hope that my language is clear enough. I will try to put it as my dear friend the South African Artist and poet Lefifi Tladi says, I usually put it:” STRAIGHT.” (Perhaps like Monk, Straight No Chaser.)

What crime has Philip Neville committed that he is being hounded by the lieutenants of the toothless chimpanzee – toothless in prosecuting the high crime and misdemeanours of he himself & his nearest and dearest business colleagues of which I do not include Mr. Berewa or Mr. Momodou Koroma.

Truth says/ corresponds with what Mr. Philip Neville said: that we were not informed about the donations of rice. If indeed this was untrue all that was necessary was for the government to say – don’t be silly, here is the evidence to the contrary.

If the Western media asks “Where are the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq which intelligence allegedly sexed up – the enquiring journalists are not arraigned in Her Majesty’s Court and charged with sedition or violating the Official Secrets Act.

Yes, there are a hundred other statements that could be true or untrue and that do not demand this ridiculous high-handed and despotic power-action by Kabbah (in the name of the law) towards those who he believes are his enemies. The C.I.D. police were there even before the attorney general could say “Oi” and at whose behest did they move? Same guys that arrested Chief Hinga Norman the undecorated and let Mr. Pujeh go.

Our journalists have to learn to turn some of their assertive statements into QUESTIONS, in which case instead of saying we were not informed ask WHEN were we informed? Paul Kamara asked such a question and the question was “ Is Mr. Kabbah not a REAL CONVICT – which in Sierra Leone English , means doesn’t he deserve to spend some time in solitary confinement in his brother the late Foday Sankoh's cell? That WAS a QUESTION!

The further that this rice matter is investigated, the more the evidence will incriminate the Kabbah authorities and as my dear friend ADEL HAMZA (A Swedish resident) of El- Mansoura, Egypt has told me, “A Muslim does not tell lies.”

Muammar- al Qadhafi, out of the goodness of his heart donated some 5,000 metric tons of rice to the people of Sierra Leone – and not only were we not informed about this but there is incontestable evidence about some of the diverse places in which this rice was sold – FOR PROFIT – and where is the rest of the rice ( when not being distributed as a means of winning votes for the party – the way to the electorate's hearts being through their stomach – and I remember when there was some disaster in Pujehun – then how many bags were privately donated to residents there? That was a good - a humanitarian gesture and some credit should go to Muammar al-Qadhafi. Did the donators wish blessings on Bra Qadhafi on that occasion or even mention his name?

http://www.google.se/search?rlz=1T4GGLJ_enSE229SE229&hl=en&q=Rice+donated+to+Pujehun+residents


Mark these words: If the SLPP touches a hair of the head of Philip Neville, they are definitely going to lose the August 11presidential and parliamentary elections because their house of corruption is going to crumble and all but the diehards are going to leave them in anger and disgust. It had better start within the next two weeks. You will read about it in all Sierra Leone newspapers including Miss Blyden their decorated trumpeter’s, their chief media cock crower – ( that’s why she was decorated) but when the BBC CNN, al-Jazzira in English and of course the Independent and other British on-line and print media take up the series of scandals that will be unleashed, the 75 –year-old-Pa Kabbah will wish that he had retired in peace and not in pieces – and I further predict that should a hair of Mr. Neville be touched, Mr. Kabbah will face some serious charges that will make him repent the rest in jail which he mercifully escaped when the Beoku –Betts Commission advised with the rather mild recommendation that since he was found guilty of thievery he should never be allowed to hold public office in Sierra Leone now putting to the test the Krio Adage “ Monkey noh dae lef im black han “ / "The leopard does not change its spots “and if he is indeed as the honourable commander-in-chief or Ali Baba and the forty thieves he should get then an extradition order for me so that he will face me in court as my very first witness and he will meet some unexpected and unconventional uppercuts which will cause Mr. Henry Joko-Smart his in-law who he appointed director of the anti-Corruption Commission no alternative but to take him in to custody and put him in a place from which he will not escape until he is well over 85 years old – and he forget about that retirement house in Guinea, or anywhere else for that matter that poor Paul Kamara was alluding to.

AS we all know and as I said before, the SLPP power people have tried to pass legislation which guarantees that after they leave office they will be immune from persecution for crimes - especially economic crimes that they could have committed whilst in office. It is understandable that they should be worried about the potential dangers inherent in this possibility.

This parochial, paranoid, anti-democratic mentality and in this instance repressive move by the SLPP is to be resisted without fear and without mercy for the personal outcome for Mr. Kabbah or anyone else and their time is running out.
Word of advice: leave Philip Neville alone.

Mr. Amadu Wurie, the then minister of education expatiated at some length for me and my Literature classmate Jean McMunn at his residence one Sunday afternoon, on the meaning of this word with which I close:

LOONTA:


Subject: Re: I repeat: Mr Kabbah, leave PHILIP NEVILLE alone
From: Non-Partisan Observer
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Date Posted: 07:59:18 07/03/07 ()
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Message:
SmileyCentral.com


Subject: Re: I repeat: Mr Kabbah, leave PHILIP NEVILLE alone
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 09:30:15 07/03/07 ()
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In stitches?

Tell the Pa I am no terrorist or friend to any terrorist and tell him " a stich in time saves nine."

Why do people go into politics? In Sierra leone, it would seem mostly for profit.


Subject: Mr. Kabbah the powerful, leave Philip Neville alone.
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 06:40:53 07/03/07 ()
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I am not yet angry, but when I do get angry, something could happen and I will not be responsible for that. I have not stated anything unusual or astounding. I am not spelling it out. I prefer that YOU think and I hope that my language is clear enough. I will try to put it as my dear friend the South African Artists and poet Lefifi Tladi says, I usually put it:” STRAIGHT.” (Perhaps like Monk, Straight No Chaser.)

What crime has Philip Neville committed that he is being hounded by the lieutenants of the toothless chimpanzee – toothless in prosecuting the high crime and misdemeanours of he himself & his nearest and dearest business colleagues of which I do not include Mr. Berewa or Mr. Momodou Koroma.

Truth says/ corresponds with what Mr. Philip Neville said: that we were not informed about the donations of rice. If indeed this was untrue all that was necessary was for the government to say – don’t be silly, here is the evidence on the contrary.

If the Western media asks “Where are the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq which intelligence allegedly sexed up – the enquiring journalists are not arraigned in Her Majesty’s Court and charged with sedition or violating the Official Secrets Act.

Yes, there are a hundred other statements that could be true or untrue and that do not demand this ridiculous high-handed and despotic power-action by Kabbah (in the name of the law) towards those who he believes are his enemies. The C.I.D. police were there even before the attorney general could say “Oi” and at whose behest did they move? Same guys that arrested Chief Hinga Norman the undecorated and let Mr. Pujeh go.

Our journalists have to learn to turn some of their assertive statements into QUESTIONS, in which case instead of saying we were not informed ask WHEN were we informed? Paul Kamara asked such a question and the question was “ Is Mr. Kabbah not a REAL CONVICT – which in Sierra Leone English , means doesn’t he deserve to spend some time in solitary confinement in his brother the late Foday Sankoh's cell? That WAS a QUESTION!

The further that this rice matter is investigated, the more the evidence will incriminate the Kabbah authorities and as my dear friend ADEL HAMZA (A Swedish resident) of El- Mansoura, Egypt has told me, “A Muslim does not tell lies.”

Muammar- al Qadhafi, out of the goodness of his heart donated some 5,000 metric tons of rice to the people of Sierra Leone – and not only were we not informed about this but there is incontestable evidence about some of the diverse places in which this rice was sold – FOR PROFIT – and where is the rest of the rice ( when not being distributed as a means of winning votes for the party – the way to the electorate's hearts being through their stomach – and I remember when there was some disaster in Pujehun – then how many bags were privately donated to residents there? That was a good - a humanitarian gesture and some credit should go to Muammar al-Qadhafi. Did the donators wish blessings on Bra Qadhafi on that occasion or even mention his name?

http://www.google.se/search?rlz=1T4GGLJ_enSE229SE229&hl=en&q=Rice+donated+to+Pujehun+residents


Mark these words: If the SLPP touches a hair of the head of Philip Neville, they are definitely going to lose the August 11presidential and parliamentary elections because their house of corruption is going to crumble and all but the diehards are going to leave them in anger and disgust. It had better start within the next two weeks. You will read about it in all Sierra Leone newspapers including Miss Blyden their decorated trumpeter’s, their chief media cock crower – ( that’s why she was decorated) but when the BBC CNN, al-Jazzira in English and of course the Independent and other British on-line and print media take up the series of scandals that will be unleashed, the 75 –year-old-Pa Kabbah will wish that he had retired in peace and not in pieces – and I further predict that should a hair of Mr. Neville be touched, Mr. Kabbah will face some serious charges that will make him repent the rest in jail which he mercifully escaped when the Beoku –Betts Commission advised with the rather mild recommendation that since he was found guilty of thievery he should never be allowed to hold public office in Sierra Leone now putting to the test the Krio Adage “ Monkey noh dae lef im black han “ / "The leopard does not change its spots “and if he is indeed as the honourable commander-in-chief or Ali Baba and the forty thieves he should get then an extradition order for me so that he will face me in court as my very first witness and he will meet some unexpected and unconventional uppercuts which will cause Mr. Henry Joko-Smart his in-law who he appointed director of the anti-Corruption Commission no alternative but to take him in to custody and put him in a place from which he will not escape until he is well over 85 years old – and he forget about that retirement house in Guinea, or anywhere else for that matter that poor Paul Kamara was alluding to.

AS we all know and as I said before, the SLPP power people have tried to pass legislation which guarantees that after they leave office they will be immune from persecution for crimes - especially economic crimes that they could have committed whilst in office. It is understandable that they should be worried about the potential dangers inherent in this possibility.

This parochial, paranoid, anti-democratic mentality and in this instance repressive move by the SLPP is to be resisted without fear and without mercy for the personal outcome for Mr. Kabbah or anyone else and their time is running out.
Word of advice: leave Philip Neville alone.

Mr. Amadu Wurie, the then minister of education expatiated at some length for me and my Literature classmate Jean McMunn at his residence one Sunday afternoon, on the meaning of this word with which I close:

LOONTA:


Subject: Re: Mr. Kabbah the powerful, leave Philip Neville alone.
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 07:30:34 07/03/07 ()
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Message:
NAR U SABI. FET MAN DON BARANTA


Subject: Time to protest for Philip Neville
From: Salone boy
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Date Posted: 03:51:22 07/03/07 ()
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Entered From: 56-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.56

Message:
What we send a strong signal to Kabbah/Berewa this time round is to organise a coordinated protest to show support for Phil;ip Neville.
Freetown residents MUST take a lead in this venture. 1977 should repeat itself when all the students joined activists to challenge Siaka Stevens mal-administration.Kabbah is going down as the most incompetent and wicked leader Sierra Leone has ever got. What we need to do now is to darkwen his retirement plan. SLAJ needs to come out with an ultimatum for the releaseof Philip Neville, if the SLPP refusesd, SLAJ needs to call workers to down tools and ask every youth to come out to protest for the release of the Journalist who is always agitating for the poor.
Kabbah did receive massive support from Libyaand he fails to report to the people.
We should not allow our president to use the law with impunity. Come out Sierra Leoneans and agitate for the release of Philip Neville, This is about national pride and dignity. Weshould not allow Kabbah/Berewa to use free hand in persecuting those who challenge their corrupt tendency.


Subject: Re: Time to protest for Philip Neville
From: Cee Bah
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Date Posted: 11:21:47 07/03/07 ()
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You mean we should get the students out in the streets, when they should be writing their exams next week, to protest in the 1977 manner? do you even understand the context of what happened in 1977 when student leaders came out against the oppressive and utterly corrupt SLPP government?

I can't believe that you think we will go back into history and repeat what happened in 1977. Even SLAJ admits that Neville must be charged and allowed to prove his guilt or innocence in court. Don't you guys think that the situation is now a bit different, that we have a rule of law that we should allow to take its rightful course?

I agree that Neville must be granted bail and treated with civility. But if the students of our country should come out to protest in the 1977 fashion for every single arrest (especially when the person who arrested can not be considered exactly innocent), the we would spell chaos and disorder in our country and deprive the very students of the opportunity to pursue their courses in the right atmosphere.

Thank God, the students in our universities today know better than to jump in the streets for the freedom of Phil Neville!


Subject: Re: Time to protest for Philip Neville
From: Med
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Date Posted: 04:09:06 07/03/07 ()
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Message:
The journalist should be released, because the whole rice episode, to me looks very shady, more explanation is required and ACC’s intervention is needed than ever.


Subject: Re: Time to protest for Philip Neville
From: Amadu
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Date Posted: 04:30:31 07/03/07 ()
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Message:
So long as the crooked SLPP controls the Anti Corruption Commission, there will never be an investigation of Kabbah's baybayraybay corruption. None.

So people of Sa Lon that is why we must kick Kabbah's henchmen Solo Berewa and Momodu Koroma out in the elections this coming next month.


Subject: Re: Time to protest for Philip Neville
From: Bassy
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Date Posted: 13:00:22 07/03/07 ()
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Message:
no matter what you say about Pa Kabba, he has done some good things in our country. now any journalist can say any thing about the president without being beaten by tugs, losing your home or your life for that matter. in the days of the APC government, the likes of Paul Kamara, Philip Nevile would have been history by now. they would have been badly beaten beyound recognisition and left for dead or killed in the worst case scenario. what we have now under the leadership of Pa Kabba, is the rule of law at play which is the best that can happen in any civilise society. The president is saying that you are free to critise me but it must be done in a responsible and credible manner or else the law of the land will take its course. i cannot imagine anything as reasonable as that. so as sierra leoneans, we should be proud to have a president like that, who is not vindictive as other african heads of states.


Subject: Re: Time to protest for Philip Neville
From: Amnesia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:56 07/03/07 ()
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Message:
You suffer from amnesia, my friend. you have forgotten kabbah's list of journalists to be killed? bo lef.


Subject: Re: Time to protest for Philip Neville
From: RUBBER DUCK
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Date Posted: 06:30:21 07/04/07 ()
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Entered From: host86-142-208-168.range86-142.btcentralplus.com at 86.142.208.168

Message:
Please name them


Subject: CONGRATULATIONS to Hon. Momodou Koroma
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 17:42:38 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
Mazel Tov!

Congratulations to Hon. Momodou Koroma and let’s hope that he will give the necessary balance to the office of Vice-president and should Mr. Berewa decide to resign due to narcolepsy, then the Hon. Momodou Koroma could step in to carry on the struggle. If not, and Mr. Berewa’s position is uncorrupted till he is 74, then hopefully Mr. Momodou Koroma should have been good enough for the bee to say “I anoint him my crown prince for the sake of continuity” - and such a choice of course should be ratified at a future Makeni Convention without any hanky panky that should cause anyone to weep into his beer.

The duties of the one who holds the office of vice president is a very demanding one. It is not ceremonial:
http://www.statehouse-sl.org/vp.html

Hon. MOMDOU KOROMA?

I’ve been following his star as Foreign minister (of course in Middle East affairs, he can only take a consensual and traditional position, since Sierra Leone is so linked with OIC, Qadhafi, Arab Development Bank etc although both the OIC and the Arab League and all the International bodies to which Sierra Leone belongs could take a more creative approach to problem solving. I think it will surprise you what Tony Blair can achieve if he follows certain sequences/chronology and some degree of simultaneity is the essence of the kind of forward movements that I have in mind. )

Let me hasten to add, that as an observer I endorse Hon. Momodou Koroma as a sound choice of a good man, a dignified man, a cool, calm, collected and reasonable man who can bring to the office of Vice president, even added dignity and less controversy. Just imagine, that the Yenga issue is now solved and Mr. Koroma has been equally diplomatic in many Sierra Leone International issues, without sticking his neck out - or being egotistical and taking official matters personally – a quality that is even lacking with some of our ex and still undiplomatic ambassadors, who are still wrestling in the local mud with all and sundry, calling people names, vilifying some of his betters quite unabashedly and still seething with unfulfilled ambition, wickedness, arrogance and spite. (Leigh for example does not seem to understand that “man pas man”. Just read what he has said about Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi!)

He should be careful. They say that there is a special curse in Mali, through which a man can be made to loose his piece of wood.

For the good news it’s rejoice music and I’ve been listening to the whole album but especially to repeats of the shortest track, song number six, 6 ”SokonoBa ” from Aminata Kamissoko’s album ”MALAMINE”. You can sample some of it here:

http://www.sternsmusic.com/discography/285

Here is some advice to the opposition’s investigative team and the SLPP doctors can also pay more attention to this much talked about problem that persists during important meetings and try to cure Mr. Berewa snoring (perhaps due to the natural habit of the early afternoon Egyptian siesta, - in that Cairo heat (don’t forget that Cairo is in the middle of the desert….and it’s good to have a running mate who is wide awake and al3rt at all times, just in case……..

Caesar had the falling sickness (epilepsy) and Berewa whose name rimes with Caesar, we are told has the sleeping sickness and even if it is a sign of greatness, something should be done about it:
http://www.google.se/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4GGLJ_enSE229SE229&q=narcoleps

If it were a vice-presidential election, then at this stage I’d vote for Hon. Momodou Koroma: there’s nothing dictatorial or not respectable about him. Mr. Berewa though has had difficult times as both Attorney-General and Vice president – and has had to make decisions on controversial issues and those tough-nut actions cannot of course please everybody.

The issue of corruption remains – the level can be reduced by beginning stringent law enforcement and voila! Nigeria's Umaru Yar’adua has set a bright example by declaring his assets.

Is Mr Berewa also about to follow suit and to declare how much he’s worth?

I should like to add that detaining Philip Neville for the little that he said (I could say 1000% more and I too am no Paul Kamara) but the A-G’s course of action could unleash some other reactions that could blow the whole thing out of proportion on the international stage, just before the elections – strong opinions to BBC, CNN, etc could realign the focus…..so why not let freedom of the press and freedom of enquiry, prevail? Mr. Kabbah did not broadcast and make clear this rice business.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=Qadhafi+donates+food+to+Zimbabwe

When Muammar al-Qadhafi made his astounding food sadaka to Zimbabwe this was public news, to the extent that I responded to it in Mathaba.
http://www.mathaba.net/forum/forum.shtml?x=27247

Mr. Kabbah never made the shipments of rice public in the same way. I have followed Sierra Leone events very closely since January 2003, and if Mr. Kabbah had made the rice as public as he would like Sierra Leone, Libya and the world to believe, I would have reacted even more strongly, than I did to his sadaka to the Zimbabwean people.

He should ensure Mr. Philip Neville’s immediate release. If I were defending Mr. Neville I would attack Mr. Kabbah in areas where he is vulnerable and cannot come up with any kind of defence whatsoever and mind you, I respect the Mandinka man’s honour (my best friend is Mandinka and from the Gambia) and I do not to say that Pa Kabbah is guilty of telling a “transparent calumny”….. Freedom should be just around the corner for both Mr. Neville and Mr. Kabbah
Here we have Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar backing Bob Dylan:
http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/jokerman.html
Mr. Kabbah, I have always respected you and since January 17th you have slightly transgressed exactly once: PAUL KAMARA. Now talking about legacy, don’t spoil everything and I abandoned the task of taking a closer look at your 181 paragraphs.
It should not be that
“Freedom just around the corner for you
But with the truth so far off, what good will it do?”



Subject: Re: CONGRATULATIONS to Hon. Momodou Koroma
From: JOHNNY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:49:47 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 82-44-232-200.cable.ubr04.hari.blueyonder.co.uk at 82.44.232.200

Message:
He is just another big theif


Subject: OLU BECKLY TO BE THE RUNNINGMATE OF APC
From: krio boy
To: All
Date Posted: 22:14:11 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: krioboy@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-45-173-135.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.173.135

Message:
Good news for former director of Housing.Go for it buddy


Subject: Re: OLU BECKLY TO BE THE RUNNINGMATE OF APC
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 23:14:57 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: pool-71-252-86-151.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.252.86.151

Message:
Krio Boy,

2012 will be an ideal time to be a local government councillor. So start spreading the word, be my campaign manager and send me your invoice.


Subject: Re: OLU BECKLY TO BE THE RUNNINGMATE OF APC
From: krio boy
To: All
Date Posted: 07:37:08 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: krioboy@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-25-246.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.25.246

Message:
I guess you should be in the country to start the journey not in America.You have a long way to go.


Subject: Re: OLU BECKLY TO BE THE RUNNINGMATE OF APC
From: Waraba
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:00 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-75-19-132-203.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net at 75.19.132.203

Message:
Krio Boy! You slow lekkeh John Leigh. Olu kin grap 2011
en go reach en goal be4yu wey bigin now. You dey project you "slowness" pan Olu. Check what Psycholigist term Projections.
Waraba


Subject: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Researcher
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Date Posted: 16:42:11 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
Concord Times (Freetown)

2 July 2007
Posted to the web 2 July 2007

Abdul Karim Koroma
Freetown

Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) leader, Charles Francis Margai Saturday alleged that President Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabbah sold the much talk of the town controversial rice that was donated to the people of Sierra Leone by the Libyan leader, Muammar Qhadafi in Ghana.

Margai who made this allegation during a press briefing at his party's office, Hannah Benka-Coker Street, said as erstwhile Cabinet Minister in President Kabbah's government he was never aware of the Libyan rice donation.


The PMDC leader said he was never notified that the seed money from the sale of the rice was used to set up the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT).

"As Cabinet Minister I was not aware of any rice given to the people of this country from Libya. The Cabinet records are there," Margai stated adding that the Parliamentarians were also not informed about the rice.

He explained that if he was aware about the whole issue he would have opposed it out rightly.

On his chances of winning the elections, Margai said, he has traversed the country and predicted that the PMDC will win the elections.


"If there is going to be a run-off it will be between PMDC and APC. The SLPP has more to explain to the people of this country than the PMDC and APC," he said.

It can be recalled that over the past days a statement that was made by President Kabbah at the National Stadium during the visit of Colonel Muammar Qhadafi of Libya has been taken out of context.

The Editor of Standard Times newspaper, Philip Neville, who it is claimed misquoted the president will today appear in court after being charged with one-count of publishing false information as provided in the Public Order Act of 1965 under Section 32 (2) and 32 (3) . On Wednesday, the Standard Times ran a story attributing a statement made by President Kabbah to the Libyan leader, Muammar Qhadafi.


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Question time???
To: All
Date Posted: 19:14:10 07/03/07 ()
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Message:
Why could not he sell rice in Sierra Leone?? and atleast help in conserving Foreign Exchange???By the way, who was the Rice sold to, through His Excellency Allie Bagura???


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 06:45:59 07/03/07 ()
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Entered From: at 82.198.250.8

Message:

Sorry Charles you were not aware of anything that was going on as Cabinet Minister...The reason is that you were far too busy being corrupt, giving contracts to your wife and family to take notice or interest of matters of state.

Pot and kettle.


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 11:33:39 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 69.176.196.103

Message:
Exactly why I have always questioned the intent of charles Margai. Here he is attempting to play politics of a very important issue.

Margai, remember is a lawyer and was a cabinet minister. I was a student at FBC and we discussed the outpour of Libyan aid in Sierra Leone scrutinizing the intent and implications on our foreign policy. How can Margai claim that he did not have a clue when I did? he even goes further to suggest without producing a shred of evidence that the rice was sold in Ghana.

Why? he hopes that the people, being mostly illiterate would be so irrational and decide to turn against the "corrupt" SLPP and buy his"positive change". As a lawyer, he should know that in making such allegations and especially when specifying where the rice went, he should produce some evidence. But Margai does not have time for that, he is busy trying to be the president he has always dreamt of being, against all odds, and now using the Neville saga as a scapegoat.
God help Salone


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Minister
To: All
Date Posted: 19:15:29 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
When Charles was a Cabinet Minister, he adopted the tactics of kiss his a++.Now he is talking big.


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: D Kaitibi
To: All
Date Posted: 12:00:25 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Maggai is desperate and drowning in his over ambition. he will cling on to anything to stay afloat( On top).

FEW MORE DAYS AND ALL THIS YAP YAP GO DON.


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: DISGUSTED
To: All
Date Posted: 18:06:14 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
I wonder why he did not oppose the setting up of the special court outrightly? This guy is not trustworthy. What a freaking liar.


Subject: Re: Kabbah Sold the Rice in Ghana
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 18:50:49 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
They would like to leave legislation in place so that after they leave office they will be immune from persecution for crimes - especially economic crimes that they could have committed whilst in office. It is understandable that they should be worried about the potential dangers inherent in this possibility.

Mr. Kabbah and his government are not talking to a bunch of illiterates. He may even feed the multitude with five loaves and two fishes. We may have hungry stomachs and he himself may be an alhaji but he is certainly of no prophetic status and there is no reason why at purely face value, we should believe everything that he says just because he is speaking in the usual presidential first person or some mumblings or undisclosed secrets in his presidential website.

Earlier on I asked a question: Has he himself ever received any presents, donations, sadaka, aid, on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone, which he himself has not disclosed to the people of Sierra Leone, but which has been reported/confirmed elsewhere, YES or NO?

When the authorities receive a gift to the nation, it is proper that they inform the nation about what they have received – even if they are going to sell it to diverse people and realise a profit, all of which they say that they were going to invest in some social security schemes.

Especially in an unenlightened democracy with an over 65% illiteracy rate - which means that most of the people can be hoodwinked some, if not all of the time, more enlightened citizens and even journalists should have the right to question given or received truths and to investigate or even hire people to do the investigation on their behalf and there are many types of truths that issue from even more enlightened or even more responsible and independent and less corrupt governments.

Is the news of the rice coming to the people only sometime after the rice was sold?

You can account for the proceeds from transportation to distribution or you want me to sing a few songs about mystical numbers in Latin or Lingala?

1+1+1=3
Except it's divine mathematics

and there’s nothing divine about some of the auditor-general’s reports - not that I know anything about such things...it’s only the president himself who talks about the rampant corruption that pervades the nation from tip to top.

They (politicians) should be more assiduous about nailing those among themselves who they know (self-knowledge) to be corrupt and in possession of properties and assets far in excess of what they earn


Subject: IS MARGAI A LIAR?
From: PMDC
To: All
Date Posted: 16:33:46 07/02/07 ()
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1. As Cabinet Minister I was not aware of any rice given to the people of this country from Libya. The Cabinet records are there," Margai stated adding that the Parliamentarians were also not informed about the rice.-----CHARLES MARGAI

Well, did we not see that the rice issue was debated in parliament? We all saw from professor pepes paper that there was a debate about that in parliament, and even parliamentarians bought some of the rice.


2. “The two shipments of rice from Gadaffi came in 2005 long after NASSIT [National Social Security Insurance Trust] had already been established”. It’s being alleged that the proceeds from the donated rice funded NASSIT, which Margai dismissed as “downright dishonest”.

I thought the shippment came in 2001/2002?


Subject: Re: IS MARGAI A LIAR?
From: Question time
To: All
Date Posted: 19:18:08 07/03/07 ()
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How much did it cost to set up NASSIT???What was the money spent on, buying buildings?????NASSIT was self sufficient from the day one, and now money is uncontrollable overflowing.They are using this money for funny and phoney purposes.


Subject: Re: IS MARGAI A LIAR?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 09:16:36 07/05/07 ()
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Compatriot, if you suspect or know that they are using the money for "funny and phoney purposes" pleae let us know. You just retracted my mind to a guy in the Uk who used his worker's pension funds to float his business but ended up been caught and he disappeared from the face of this earth. tell us and we will hunt them down.


Subject: Re: IS MARGAI A LIAR?
From: CADMUS
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Date Posted: 06:57:47 07/03/07 ()
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Ofcourse, he is a big Liar....A once great man has lost it. What a shame that cherles has to find it necessary to jump on the band wagon to secure cheap publicity.

With very important elections just round the corner, one would have thought Charles will be going roung the country talking about POLICIES(if he has any) and plans for Sa Lone, but no, he wants to embark on negative campaigning on issues that will not necessarily win him votes.....But this is Charles Margai we are talking about, anything to to get publicity will do....The guy is light weight.


Subject: Re: IS MARGAI A LIAR?
From: JUDGE
To: All
Date Posted: 17:34:20 07/02/07 ()
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The ince Margai will continue his lies to get even with his condition. The man has lost it. No one will believe margai that he knew not of the plans to sell the rice for purposes geared towards funding other projects. The man is not honest.


Subject: Re: IS MARGAI A LIAR?
From: CHEAP WORDS
To: All
Date Posted: 23:14:17 07/02/07 ()
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"The man is not honest" WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE OR JUST CHEAP WORDS?


Subject: Re: IS MARGAI A LIAR?
From: 2000
To: All
Date Posted: 17:26:02 07/02/07 ()
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Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
It was donated in 2000.


Subject: Re: IS MARGAI A LIAR?
From: PROGRESS
To: All
Date Posted: 05:27:35 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: progress@aol.com
Entered From: ac8de7f7.ipt.aol.com at 172.141.231.247

Message:
POOR AND FAKE CAPTAIN MARGAI.He is a case of a cnfussed captain of a battered ship in stormy waters.All he can do is cast blames on the navigator and nature.
ALL CHARLES MARGAI WANTS IS KEEP COMING UP WITH THESE HELL OF LIES SO AS TO PUSH THE SLPP GOVERNMENT TO ARREST HIM AND SUBSEQUENTLLY CRY FOUL AND DISRUPT OUR EMERGING DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.
ALTERNATIVELY,HE IS UNDERTAKING THIS VENTURE HOPING TO BE REWARDED BY ERNEST KOROMA. WHAT A SHAME.


Subject: Re: IS MARGAI A LIAR?
From: PROGRESS
To: All
Date Posted: 05:47:56 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: progress@aol.com
Entered From: ac8de7f7.ipt.aol.com at 172.141.231.247

Message:
NAVIGATOR BLANGO ABANDONED THE BATTERED SHIP AT BONTH HOPING TO START A LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN SIERRA LEONE. MOIJUE THE DEDICATED ENGINEER WITHOUT QUALIFICATION WENT OVERBOARD AT SULIMA AND IS REPORTED TO HAVE COMMITED SUICIDE.CHARLES IS HEAD OF THE FIRING SQUARD IN THE APC GOVERNMENT.WHAT A BUNCH OF IDIOT


Subject: LOW COST HOUSING- SLPP STYLE
From: kroobaymom
To: All
Date Posted: 16:14:40 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: kroobaymom@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
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Subject: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: FARRAH MARRAH
To: All
Date Posted: 16:03:32 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 134.113.7.100

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"According to a contributor at the buzzing COCORIOKO FORUM, "Momodu Koroma was born in Telu Bonghor, Bo District and was raised in Bo Town. He attended the Bo Government Secondary School (Bo School) and CKC. Momodu speaks Mende fluently.". His parents, though, hail from the Northern Province."

The political definition of a Northerner in Sierra Leone's parlance is a Themne/Temne, and I do not disrespect the significance of the other ethninc groups Fullah, Koranko, Limba, Loko, Madinga, Susu, and Yalunka.

There is no ethnic group in Sierra Leone that signifies UNIVERSAL JUSTICE, the RULE OF LAW and ENTREPRENEURSHIP such as the Themne/Temne.

What differentiates the Themne from the Temne is the philosophy of PRIDE, "EN MONEH BENTIEH ME EN KABANEH" (I WILL NEVER COMPROMISE MY PRINCIPLES BECAUSE OF POVERTY).

Momodu has the RIGHT to be a member, a minister and a vice-presidential nominee of the S.L.P.P. But he has compromised his ethos--if he has any--of being associated with a party whose soon to be former president Tejan Kabbah had the EFFRONTERY of going to the provincial capital of his (Momodu's base) clamoring for the Themne/Temne to apologize to the Southern and South-easterners (code word Mendes) for the carnage that their son (Foday Sankoh) had wreacked in that region during the civil war.

His soon to be "boss" the next president Berewa was effusive after 24 army officers of the AFRC had been executed for the coup that had toppled their administration in May 1997.
Berewa had compared that execution with the murder that his colonial masters, the British, had justified on old men, women and children for being supporters of Bai Bureh's Hut Tax war. Berewa had said--I am paraphrasing--that "the execution was part of our colonial legacy".
Nine of those army officers were Themnes/Temnes. Former Ambassador John Leigh had crowed on this forum that ten of the said officers were from a village next to Makeni, the provincial headquarters of the north.

In the late sixties Sorie Ibrahim Koroma (S.I.) of the All People's Congress was a Themne until he was later exposed in the late eighties that his mother was a Temne and his father a Madinga. SI was very instrumental in the extermination of our TRUE NORTHERN BRETHREN, Ibarhim Taqi, Dr. Mohammed Sorie Forna, Bai Mkari N'Silk, Abu Kanu, Habib Lansana Kamara, and Samuel Lansana Bangura (the former Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone).

To his supporters, Momodu Koroma's parents are from the north, but to RED BLOOD NORTHERNERS such as US, he, Momodu Koroma is not from the NORTHERNER.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:22:17 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
My compatriot Farrah,I do agree with you.The Themnes/Temnes have been the victims of hypocrites within the north.Themne/Temne is a widely spoken language in the country,as a result,it is the target language for rogues or opportunists for their hidden agendas.When a Madingo speaks Temne,especially born and bred in the north wont differentiate him from any other Temne and in most cases we do share the same surnames.The question remains to be answered,do they actually like or loyal to the Temnes?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 22:10:18 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-68-34-12-96.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.34.12.96

Message:
Farrah,I am sure that nobody in our SLPP told you that Hon.Momodu Koroma was appointed because he came from the North.As for his right our leader,Hon.Solomon Berewa appointed Hon.Koroma only because he knows that Hon.Momodu Koroma is the most suitable member of our party for that sensitive position.
The SLPP has a national character therefore,tribe or religion are not requirements to hold any office in the party.
Finally,please,understand that a child has the right to claim his father's hometown,tribe and religion.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 02:14:20 07/03/07 ()
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Message:
But is it true that in the SLPP party's constitution there is a clause that said if the presidential candidate is from the North, the running mate should come from the South or visa viz to balance the equation. This is just a question. I am not familiar with the SLPP Constitution.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: Neneh
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Date Posted: 16:48:05 07/02/07 ()
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Entered From: at 86.157.184.187

Message:
What gives the authority to define who a NORTHERNER is?
I bit you and yours may not even be sierra leoneans.

He's the running mate and he'll become the VP of Sa Lone - get over it!!


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: FARRAH MARRAH
To: All
Date Posted: 17:01:21 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 134.113.7.100

Message:
Neneh,

I am 100% NORTHERNER.
EM SUCH MOO NTHAI?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: Magburaka Boy
To: All
Date Posted: 16:43:01 07/02/07 ()
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Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
Farrah,
I am Mende but was born and raised in Magburaka, Tonkolili District. I attended the Magburaka Boys High School. I speak both Themne and Mende but I call Magburaka home. By your definition, what I am?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: FARRAH MARRAH
To: All
Date Posted: 16:59:56 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 134.113.7.100

Message:
Magburaka Boy,

"By your definition, what I am?
You are a Mende and a Southerner.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:57:53 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
A very good question indeed.

Farrah, what is he?

Are you trying to state something political in this discourse relative to "smallboy" Momodu's appointment as Solo B's running-mate?

Tolu, please stop camouflaging your intentions in this way. Please allow the most qualified to be the running-mate. Regionalism should never play a key role in such decisions.

QUALIFICATION over REGIONALISM is my preference in this decision.

Where is Seydouba these days anyway?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA IS NOT A NORTHERNER
From: FARRAH MARRAH
To: All
Date Posted: 10:36:32 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 134.113.7.100

Message:
Sengbe

A very good question indeed.

Farrah, what is he?

"Are you trying to state something political in this discourse relative to "smallboy" Momodu's appointment as Solo B's running-mate?"

Yes, I am. Consequently, his choice is to allay the fears of Northerners such as I of the vindictiveness of Berewa and his party the S.L.P.P

"Tolu, please stop camouflaging your intentions in this way. Please allow the most qualified to be the running-mate. Regionalism should never play a key role in such decisions."

Momodu may be the best qualified but he will not have any impact on the socio-economic and political development of the North, epecially those areas highly populated by RADICAL THEMNES.


QUALIFICATION over REGIONALISM is my preference in this decision.

"Where is Seydouba these days anyway?"

He is peeping. Most probably you will hear from him after Berewa and the S.L.P.P HAVE STOLEN THE ELECTIONS.


Subject: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 15:46:49 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Seditious libel ? Kabbah better talk to his bootlickers to stop that joke. The government is heading for another big loss as it did in the Paul Kamara case.

Even if the story was not true, the government will have problems proving that :

Philip Neville had a malicious intent.

Public officials are amenable to public criticism in the newspapers without liability for libel, where (1)there is probable cause for the criticism , and (2)where there is no proof of express malice , even though the published statements are not strictly true.

From all indications, Neville had reasonable belief that the story was true (Given Kabbah's criminal record from the SLPMB case and his handling of donor funds and the country's economy ).

The government must provide sufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Neville infact entertained serious doubts as to the truth of his publication , in which case the publication would have been made with reckless disregard for truth or falsity IN THE DEMONSTRATION OF SUCH MALICE.

However, if Neville demonstrates that he had reasonable belief that some of the gifts given by Col.Ghaddaffi were not reported to the people, he may not go down. . It does not matter who mentioned the gifts . The law holds Kabbah to the highest standard of probity , as President of Sierra Leone and a journalist writing that that he had not reported certain gifts he received , in good faith, without any expression of malice, could not be found guilty of Seditious Libel.

The standard in the Pittsburg Times case of 1893 HAS NOT BEEN OVERTURNED ,where the learned Judge held that "Public officials have to prove negligence and recklessness and maliciousness as well as falsity to obtain a judgement in their favour."

Our Lady of Lumley Beach tried to link Neville's report with the acts of bold-faced thieving perpetuated by youths who grabed rice from a container . In law, establishing such a linkage is difficult, especially if people had already started rumour-mongering and complaining before the publication of the report. Rumour-mongering and lawlessness are ingrained in the Sierra Leone community and a mere newspaper report that did not incite people to go and grab rice off containers could be deemed responsible for such lawlessness.

The newspaper did not spark the story or reaction. The rumours and complaining already existed well before the publication of the report.

Neville may have written a false story , but is there reasonable belief beyond a reasnable doubt that he had malicious or subversive intent ?

I DON'T THINK SO.


Subject: Re: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: Neutral Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 02:26:41 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.78.45.163

Message:
I totally disagree that Govt will have any difficulty.Dem get di Police,dem get di Attorney General, dem get di Judges dem, so where is the problem?


Subject: NEVILLE MUST GO TO BAMBA KAYAKA THIS TIME
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 22:22:11 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-45-173-135.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.173.135

Message:
The Govt. has nothing to loose


Subject: Re: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 17:09:41 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
"...The standard in the Pittsburg Times case of 1893 HAS NOT BEEN OVERTURNED ,where the learned Judge held that "Public officials have to prove negligence and recklessness and maliciousness as well as falsity to obtain a judgement in their favour."..."

Reverend, are the laws related to print journalism in PA, USA, the same as those in Sa Lon, West Africa?


Subject: Re: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: Fan of Salone's Logician
To: All
Date Posted: 04:03:59 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-152-144-202.asm.bellsouth.net at 72.152.144.202

Message:
""...The standard in the Pittsburg Times case of 1893 HAS NOT BEEN OVERTURNED ,where the learned Judge held that "Public officials have to prove negligence and recklessness and maliciousness as well as falsity to obtain a judgement in their favour."..."

Reverend, are the laws related to print journalism in PA, USA, the same as those in Sa Lon, West Africa?
--------------------------------------

Edmund Koker, that's a stupid question. Have you heard of the word similar?

Why are you SLPP apologists so stupid?

You densely see a certain learned gentleman behind all your troubles on this forum arising from your unending stupidity.


Subject: Re: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: Prof. Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:40:36 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
You do not have the foggiest idea as to why I asked the Reverend that question bra El Stupido. Do you?

American jurisprudence does NOT prevail in na we Sa Lon.

British jurisprudence does to some extent.

So why is the Rev quoting the former with respect to a judicial process that is taking place in Sa Lon?

If you give a correct answer to that question I will not call you "Dumbo el Stupido". If not, then you are.

Bye!!!


Subject: Re: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: Fan of Salone's Logician
To: All
Date Posted: 04:36:09 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
It is obvious why you asked a stupid question. But of course, it is not to you.

Even now, you continue to show we say you nor understand di difference between same and similar. You don't understand that laws do not have to be the same to produce similar results.

Eef me nar you, I will listen and learn some sense. But you choose to continue to be stupid. And so you remain.


Subject: Re: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 17:36:08 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
They (politicians) should be more assiduous about nailing those among themselves who they know (self-knowledge) to be corrupt and in possession of properties and assets far in excess of what they earn


Subject: Re: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 15:54:10 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
The stement should have read :

"Rumour-mongering and lawlessness are ingrained in the Sierra Leone community and a mere newspaper report that did not incite people to go and grab rice off containers could NOT be deemed responsible for such lawlessness.


Subject: Re: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 17:24:32 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
Nailing Philip Neville is not a good idea and one of the reasons is simply that Sam “Tola” Neville was one of my closest friends in Sierra Leone (loyalty). I don’t know if they are related, but when I see the surname Neville, I think of Draughts Champion, Tola. When I hear the first name Neville, I think of Neville Jarrett and when I hear the name Charles Margai, I think of Albert Margai of 1967, my wrath tends to flare even though the brain child of ( biologically speaking) the chip off the old block, it seems that the PMDC is a different kettle of fish.

Solomon Berewa the Roman Catholic old CKC Master is once reported to have warned Charles Margai also an old boy of Christ the King’s College, that Jesus was crucified because he challenged the elders of Rome.

Even if Berewa once harboured grandiose thoughts about being an "elder of Rome" and wanting to crucify Hon. Charles Margai (or even eat his liver as sacrament) they should wholly abandon the idea of wanting to "nail" Philip Neville, so that they themselves do not get nailed.

As Rev. Leeroy Wilfred Kabs Kanu will readily agree, Jesus is only reported to have said, “Take up your cross and follow me” or did he say, “Take up your cross and get nailed at Calvary, like me”?


Subject: Re: Kabbah's govt. will have problems getting Neville nailed
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:52 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: sccinstr194099.scc.losrios.edu at 165.196.194.99

Message:
Greetings my brothers and sisters. This is why it is imperative we pay attention to most of the links that are posted here. If any one can recall, in 2005, while I was in Charlottesville, I posted a link here from the government web site, where President Kabba and the Minister of Agriculture posed at Yuyi Building, in Freetown with Tractors donated by Colonel Muamarr Qaddafi. In that same page, there was mention of rice donation.
During the same period, I posted a link from the same web site with a convoy from Sought Africa who came to Sierra Leone to do feasibility studies. In fact, it was indicated that some of the equipments for electricity had arrived in Freetown.
Please note that I am not in any way confirming nor denying the allegations in the Newspaper, but it is important that most or all of the topics deleted here should not be deleted for the purpose of reference and for their historical value.
Had those posts existed, there would have been no way of denying or looking for evidence because I personally make sure that I post the information by copying it in its entirety so that, should such information be deleted from the web page, as one who had built a web page but was terminated, I know for fact that it is possible to remove a link from a web page but when such information is posted on a different site, the possibility to delete the contents from such a site is difficult or virtually impossibility except in cases where there is collaboration between the web masters, sponsors or people that have direct connection with the operation of such a web page or through illegal means.
This situation is synonymous with the idea by certain people that they can generate malicious propaganda about an individual when in fact, those concerned, the ones in the highest rank have the information at their finger-tip. I wonder how spreading such a propaganda is possible in a democracy as America. I wonder what people's idea about a constitutional democracy is.
History is valuable to human, national and International development. Therefore, had these links existed, we would have had evidence to settle the matter. But because, since time, most of us have not valued history therefore, we have made tremendous mistakes or blunders if you will, and have found it extremely difficult to resolve these problems no matter how simple they might be or let them go the in our dreams. This proves it! My conviction of the significance of history is what is making the difference. You might not see the progression because your knowledge of history and your desire to overlook the potency of history has been a stumbling block to viewing this progression from a broader perspective.
Conserve History, they might be your defense in the future. As you have seen and are still wondering and guessing, conserving history is extremely important. (Smile!) I did not mean that in a bad way.


Subject: Why is this post being deleted Kabbs
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 15:29:10 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:

> THIS LITTLE PIGGIE WENT TO PARLIAMENT
>
> On Tuesday June 19th, I had the privilege of entering parliament to
> witness president Kabbah's farewell speech. Prior to this day, I never
> had any reason to enter this building before it was quite amazing. I
> must confess that I was proud to be there. All SLPP supporters and MPs
> were sporting the party colors of green while APC MPs were decked out in
> red. I was sitting up in the balcony in a section set out for bank
> executives and permanent secretaries. When I took my seat my mother was
> to my left, the Executive Director (who I had met on previous visits to
> F/Town) of Nigerian owned Guarantee Trust Bank to my right and the
> presidents two sons sat behind me.
> I sat there taking in the sights and gossiping as people took their
> seats. I asked my mom tons of questions: "who's that in the big gown?",
> "why is that man so fat?", "why are they wearing those wigs?"
> Eight High Court Justices walked in and I was surprised to note that
> about six of them were women.....beat that US Supreme Court.
> A projector was turned on with an image of president Kabbah sitting in a
> chair much like a King. Several minutes go by and a man shouts: His
> Excellency the Vice President of Sierra Leone.....trumpets, and horns
> play the first verse of the national anthem and Berewa enters with the
> Speaker of the house (wearing his regalia including lock of white wig)..
> Everyone stands up.....end of the verse we sit down.
> Next up....the man of the hour "His Excellency the president of the
> Republic of Sierra Leone Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah", as di PA enters
> behind him I notice the opposition party leader Ernest Bai Koroma.
> Everyone stands and the national anthem plays in its entirety. We sit
> down. Muslim prayers are said followed by Christian prayers. The
> president starts to speak almost as soon as he sits down.
> There is something about all the formality that made me feel proud to be
> there. I don't know what I was expecting but I was actually impressed.
> There are many things that may not work in the country but this
> definitely did.
> NOTABLE POINTS FROM THE 3 HOUR SPEECH
> --war casualties- 20,000 killed, 2 million displaced
> --SLPP govt. inherited the civil war, only regime to bring peace
> --Though donor funding for TRC Recommendations were not forthcoming they
> were implemented nonetheless
> --Pademba Road Prisions will be moved o Masankeh on the outskirts of
> Freetown. The space currently occupied by the prison will be turned to a
> Shopping Mall. 2 million dollars has been secured from the UN Peace Fund
> for this project
> --They public can purchase Shopping Mall stocks from the soon to be
> established Sierra Leone Stock Exchange
> --The dispute over Yenga is almost resolved as indicated of the
> completion of a Mano River Union Bridge
> --US Peace Corps will resume operations in September after a 30 year
> hiatus
> --Anti-Corruption has hired foreign expats to fast track prosecutions
> --SLPP govt created a minimum wage act to ensure that no Sierra Leonean
> makes less than 21,000 leones a month
> --Soon to be implemented is an Executive Senior Service to improve the
> condition of civil service with management training etc.
> --UNICEF is working to strengthen the juvenile detention system
> --The Press & Media more free during this regime and any in previous
> history (as the president said this everyone burst into laughter
> including Ernest Bai)
> --SLPP achievements in education include the construction of Junior
> Secondary Schools (JSS-form1-3/grade7-9) in 46 chiefdoms of which 25
> have been completed with the rest ongoing
> --300% increase in girl enrollment in school
> --Teachers have increased from 17,000 in 1996 to 33,000 in 2007
> --Number of children enrolled in school increased from 400,000 in 1996
> to 1.2 million in 2007
> --Creation of the CREPS program...so that over aged children and young
> adults can complete their primary education in 3yrs instead of 6
> --"Unlike the previous APC govt education is not a privilege but a
> right" (everyone laughs again)
> --The SABABU education project---has created 800 primary schools
> --Starting in September of this year, primary education will be
> compulsory
> --SLPP only regime to give free primary education
> --Government hospitals operational went from 16 to 24 under SLPP regime.
> --51% of all children are now sleeping under nets from a mere 2%
> --In 1996 inflation rate was at 66%, the govt had 10 million in foreign
> revenue, GDP was -17% and the overall deficit was -7%
> --As of 2006 GDP is 7.5%, Inflation is 11.6%, and foreign revenues stand
> at $200m
> --NASSIT, NACSA, NRA...etc....etc....etc....I had to stop listening to
> the speech as something much more interesting was unfolding to the left
> of the president
> My impression of the Speech can best be summarized by quoting my 20 year
> old cousin Mohammed ( 1st year student studying Business at IPAM) whom I
> saw reading a copy of the speech I brought home. When I asked him what
> he thought of the speech he said "Well it is TRUELIES...some of the
> things in this speech are true and others are not...so it is truelies"
>
> BEREWA SLEEPS THROUGH MOST OF THE SPEECH
> As I looked through out the room trying to not fall asleep during the
> very very long speech, I noticed that our very own VP had given up the
> ball and was sound asleep. His head slightly tilted to the back, eyes
> closed, and hands laying loosely on his thighs. I started wondering if
> anyone else had noticed but not before I shared the information with my
> mom. She smiled......
> Slowly, I realize that the police officer in white regalia sitting next
> to the VP had also noticed. He goes behind the VP's chair to whisper
> something in Senior Protocol Officer Soulay Daramy's ear otherwise known
> as SCOPE....(dare I say that Mr Daramy is one of the hardest working men
> in this country)
> Anyhoo...Mr Soulay then finds book and tries to hand it to the VP in
> hopes that this would keep him up. He taps Berewa on his hand as
> discreetly as possible (thought not discreetly enough for someone like
> me who was focused on their every move). He hands the VP the book...Mr..
> Berewa opened the book, closed it, and simply went back to sleep....this
> time bending forward so it was easy to notice his head when it nodded
> deeper and deeper into sleep.
> Noticing that the plan had been foiled, the police officer whispered in
> the VPs ear. I imagined he said "Pa, you day sleep?" The VP simply waved
> him away as if to say "Bo lef me". He leans back into his armchair and
> closes his eyes again. Meanwhile Earnest Bai sits in his seat with a
> smile on his face. I am not sure if he notices his opponent asleep.
> Did I mention that Earnest Bai is HOTT? The man is simply beautiful.
> Rumor has it that he loves the ladies....but with a face like that of
> course Ladies Gotta Love Earnest Bai....hehehe...LGLEarnest
> B.......LLCoolJ Who?? If we had to vote simply on looks, he'd definitely
> get my vote. He has creamy dark skin and a head full of distinguished
> graying hair. Ah yes, Earnest is a cutie.
> Anyway, back to my favorite VP. So I began to wonder how they are ever
> going to get this man awake. Then I saw the vice speaker of the house (a
> lady) whose name I cannot remember but had noticed because of her
> beautifully large head tie call over the police officer who was sitting
> next to the VP but had left his seat heading outside.
> A little while later the Police Officer reenters the chamber and heads
> to his seat. He hands and envelope to Vice President Berewa....WHAT WAS
> IN THE NOTE????
> A LETTER?? NO!!!!
> I saw the Vice President remove KOLA NUT from the envelope and take a
> hard bite....he chewed it down....and that ladies and gentlemen is how
> you keep a Vice President from falling asleep during parliament.


Subject: Re: Why is this post being deleted Kabbs
From: boli
To: All
Date Posted: 11:37:20 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: boli@yahoo.com
Entered From: 79-66-40-47.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com at 79.66.40.47

Message:
Wascaleh, This was a nice piece of work. I wish I was in your shoes...
Thanks


Subject: Re: Why is this post being deleted Kabbs
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 15:48:35 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ad10.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.204

Message:
The moderator just told me he deleted it by mistake while trying to install that message flasher at the top.


Subject: Re: Why is this post being deleted Kabbs
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 11:57:32 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 69.176.196.103

Message:
Very interesting piece. Nice work!


Subject: This little Piggie went to parliament (culled)
From: M. Alieu Iscandari esq
To: All
Date Posted: 14:56:56 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:

> THIS LITTLE PIGGIE WENT TO PARLIAMENT
>
> On Tuesday June 19th, I had the privilege of entering parliament to
> witness president Kabbah's farewell speech. Prior to this day, I never
> had any reason to enter this building before it was quite amazing. I
> must confess that I was proud to be there. All SLPP supporters and MPs
> were sporting the party colors of green while APC MPs were decked out in
> red. I was sitting up in the balcony in a section set out for bank
> executives and permanent secretaries. When I took my seat my mother was
> to my left, the Executive Director (who I had met on previous visits to
> F/Town) of Nigerian owned Guarantee Trust Bank to my right and the
> presidents two sons sat behind me.
> I sat there taking in the sights and gossiping as people took their
> seats. I asked my mom tons of questions: "who's that in the big gown?",
> "why is that man so fat?", "why are they wearing those wigs?"
> Eight High Court Justices walked in and I was surprised to note that
> about six of them were women.....beat that US Supreme Court.
> A projector was turned on with an image of president Kabbah sitting in a
> chair much like a King. Several minutes go by and a man shouts: His
> Excellency the Vice President of Sierra Leone.....trumpets, and horns
> play the first verse of the national anthem and Berewa enters with the
> Speaker of the house (wearing his regalia including lock of white wig)..
> Everyone stands up.....end of the verse we sit down.
> Next up....the man of the hour "His Excellency the president of the
> Republic of Sierra Leone Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah", as di PA enters
> behind him I notice the opposition party leader Ernest Bai Koroma.
> Everyone stands and the national anthem plays in its entirety. We sit
> down. Muslim prayers are said followed by Christian prayers. The
> president starts to speak almost as soon as he sits down.
> There is something about all the formality that made me feel proud to be
> there. I don't know what I was expecting but I was actually impressed.
> There are many things that may not work in the country but this
> definitely did.
> NOTABLE POINTS FROM THE 3 HOUR SPEECH
> --war casualties- 20,000 killed, 2 million displaced
> --SLPP govt. inherited the civil war, only regime to bring peace
> --Though donor funding for TRC Recommendations were not forthcoming they
> were implemented nonetheless
> --Pademba Road Prisions will be moved o Masankeh on the outskirts of
> Freetown. The space currently occupied by the prison will be turned to a
> Shopping Mall. 2 million dollars has been secured from the UN Peace Fund
> for this project
> --They public can purchase Shopping Mall stocks from the soon to be
> established Sierra Leone Stock Exchange
> --The dispute over Yenga is almost resolved as indicated of the
> completion of a Mano River Union Bridge
> --US Peace Corps will resume operations in September after a 30 year
> hiatus
> --Anti-Corruption has hired foreign expats to fast track prosecutions
> --SLPP govt created a minimum wage act to ensure that no Sierra Leonean
> makes less than 21,000 leones a month
> --Soon to be implemented is an Executive Senior Service to improve the
> condition of civil service with management training etc.
> --UNICEF is working to strengthen the juvenile detention system
> --The Press & Media more free during this regime and any in previous
> history (as the president said this everyone burst into laughter
> including Ernest Bai)
> --SLPP achievements in education include the construction of Junior
> Secondary Schools (JSS-form1-3/grade7-9) in 46 chiefdoms of which 25
> have been completed with the rest ongoing
> --300% increase in girl enrollment in school
> --Teachers have increased from 17,000 in 1996 to 33,000 in 2007
> --Number of children enrolled in school increased from 400,000 in 1996
> to 1.2 million in 2007
> --Creation of the CREPS program...so that over aged children and young
> adults can complete their primary education in 3yrs instead of 6
> --"Unlike the previous APC govt education is not a privilege but a
> right" (everyone laughs again)
> --The SABABU education project---has created 800 primary schools
> --Starting in September of this year, primary education will be
> compulsory
> --SLPP only regime to give free primary education
> --Government hospitals operational went from 16 to 24 under SLPP regime.
> --51% of all children are now sleeping under nets from a mere 2%
> --In 1996 inflation rate was at 66%, the govt had 10 million in foreign
> revenue, GDP was -17% and the overall deficit was -7%
> --As of 2006 GDP is 7.5%, Inflation is 11.6%, and foreign revenues stand
> at $200m
> --NASSIT, NACSA, NRA...etc....etc....etc....I had to stop listening to
> the speech as something much more interesting was unfolding to the left
> of the president
> My impression of the Speech can best be summarized by quoting my 20 year
> old cousin Mohammed ( 1st year student studying Business at IPAM) whom I
> saw reading a copy of the speech I brought home. When I asked him what
> he thought of the speech he said "Well it is TRUELIES...some of the
> things in this speech are true and others are not...so it is truelies"
>
> BEREWA SLEEPS THROUGH MOST OF THE SPEECH
> As I looked through out the room trying to not fall asleep during the
> very very long speech, I noticed that our very own VP had given up the
> ball and was sound asleep. His head slightly tilted to the back, eyes
> closed, and hands laying loosely on his thighs. I started wondering if
> anyone else had noticed but not before I shared the information with my
> mom. She smiled......
> Slowly, I realize that the police officer in white regalia sitting next
> to the VP had also noticed. He goes behind the VP's chair to whisper
> something in Senior Protocol Officer Soulay Daramy's ear otherwise known
> as SCOPE....(dare I say that Mr Daramy is one of the hardest working men
> in this country)
> Anyhoo...Mr Soulay then finds book and tries to hand it to the VP in
> hopes that this would keep him up. He taps Berewa on his hand as
> discreetly as possible (thought not discreetly enough for someone like
> me who was focused on their every move). He hands the VP the book...Mr..
> Berewa opened the book, closed it, and simply went back to sleep....this
> time bending forward so it was easy to notice his head when it nodded
> deeper and deeper into sleep.
> Noticing that the plan had been foiled, the police officer whispered in
> the VPs ear. I imagined he said "Pa, you day sleep?" The VP simply waved
> him away as if to say "Bo lef me". He leans back into his armchair and
> closes his eyes again. Meanwhile Earnest Bai sits in his seat with a
> smile on his face. I am not sure if he notices his opponent asleep.
> Did I mention that Earnest Bai is HOTT? The man is simply beautiful.
> Rumor has it that he loves the ladies....but with a face like that of
> course Ladies Gotta Love Earnest Bai....hehehe...LGLEarnest
> B.......LLCoolJ Who?? If we had to vote simply on looks, he'd definitely
> get my vote. He has creamy dark skin and a head full of distinguished
> graying hair. Ah yes, Earnest is a cutie.
> Anyway, back to my favorite VP. So I began to wonder how they are ever
> going to get this man awake. Then I saw the vice speaker of the house (a
> lady) whose name I cannot remember but had noticed because of her
> beautifully large head tie call over the police officer who was sitting
> next to the VP but had left his seat heading outside.
> A little while later the Police Officer reenters the chamber and heads
> to his seat. He hands and envelope to Vice President Berewa....WHAT WAS
> IN THE NOTE????
> A LETTER?? NO!!!!
> I saw the Vice President remove KOLA NUT from the envelope and take a
> hard bite....he chewed it down....and that ladies and gentlemen is how
> you keep a Vice President from falling asleep during parliament.


Subject: This little Piggie went to Parliament (culled)
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 14:27:50 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
THIS LITTLE PIGGIE WENT TO PARLIAMENT
>
> On Tuesday June 19th, I had the privilege of entering parliament to
> witness president Kabbah's farewell speech. Prior to this day, I never
> had any reason to enter this building before it was quite amazing. I
> must confess that I was proud to be there. All SLPP supporters and MPs
> were sporting the party colors of green while APC MPs were decked out in
> red. I was sitting up in the balcony in a section set out for bank
> executives and permanent secretaries. When I took my seat my mother was
> to my left, the Executive Director (who I had met on previous visits to
> F/Town) of Nigerian owned Guarantee Trust Bank to my right and the
> presidents two sons sat behind me.
> I sat there taking in the sights and gossiping as people took their
> seats. I asked my mom tons of questions: "who's that in the big gown?",
> "why is that man so fat?", "why are they wearing those wigs?"
> Eight High Court Justices walked in and I was surprised to note that
> about six of them were women.....beat that US Supreme Court.
> A projector was turned on with an image of president Kabbah sitting in a
> chair much like a King. Several minutes go by and a man shouts: His
> Excellency the Vice President of Sierra Leone.....trumpets, and horns
> play the first verse of the national anthem and Berewa enters with the
> Speaker of the house (wearing his regalia including lock of white wig)..
> Everyone stands up.....end of the verse we sit down.
> Next up....the man of the hour "His Excellency the president of the
> Republic of Sierra Leone Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah", as di PA enters
> behind him I notice the opposition party leader Ernest Bai Koroma.
> Everyone stands and the national anthem plays in its entirety. We sit
> down. Muslim prayers are said followed by Christian prayers. The
> president starts to speak almost as soon as he sits down.
> There is something about all the formality that made me feel proud to be
> there. I don't know what I was expecting but I was actually impressed.
> There are many things that may not work in the country but this
> definitely did.
> NOTABLE POINTS FROM THE 3 HOUR SPEECH
> --war casualties- 20,000 killed, 2 million displaced
> --SLPP govt. inherited the civil war, only regime to bring peace
> --Though donor funding for TRC Recommendations were not forthcoming they
> were implemented nonetheless
> --Pademba Road Prisions will be moved o Masankeh on the outskirts of
> Freetown. The space currently occupied by the prison will be turned to a
> Shopping Mall. 2 million dollars has been secured from the UN Peace Fund
> for this project
> --They public can purchase Shopping Mall stocks from the soon to be
> established Sierra Leone Stock Exchange
> --The dispute over Yenga is almost resolved as indicated of the
> completion of a Mano River Union Bridge
> --US Peace Corps will resume operations in September after a 30 year
> hiatus
> --Anti-Corruption has hired foreign expats to fast track prosecutions
> --SLPP govt created a minimum wage act to ensure that no Sierra Leonean
> makes less than 21,000 leones a month
> --Soon to be implemented is an Executive Senior Service to improve the
> condition of civil service with management training etc.
> --UNICEF is working to strengthen the juvenile detention system
> --The Press & Media more free during this regime and any in previous
> history (as the president said this everyone burst into laughter
> including Ernest Bai)
> --SLPP achievements in education include the construction of Junior
> Secondary Schools (JSS-form1-3/grade7-9) in 46 chiefdoms of which 25
> have been completed with the rest ongoing
> --300% increase in girl enrollment in school
> --Teachers have increased from 17,000 in 1996 to 33,000 in 2007
> --Number of children enrolled in school increased from 400,000 in 1996
> to 1.2 million in 2007
> --Creation of the CREPS program...so that over aged children and young
> adults can complete their primary education in 3yrs instead of 6
> --"Unlike the previous APC govt education is not a privilege but a
> right" (everyone laughs again)
> --The SABABU education project---has created 800 primary schools
> --Starting in September of this year, primary education will be
> compulsory
> --SLPP only regime to give free primary education
> --Government hospitals operational went from 16 to 24 under SLPP regime.
> --51% of all children are now sleeping under nets from a mere 2%
> --In 1996 inflation rate was at 66%, the govt had 10 million in foreign
> revenue, GDP was -17% and the overall deficit was -7%
> --As of 2006 GDP is 7.5%, Inflation is 11.6%, and foreign revenues stand
> at $200m
> --NASSIT, NACSA, NRA...etc....etc....etc....I had to stop listening to
> the speech as something much more interesting was unfolding to the left
> of the president
> My impression of the Speech can best be summarized by quoting my 20 year
> old cousin Mohammed ( 1st year student studying Business at IPAM) whom I
> saw reading a copy of the speech I brought home. When I asked him what
> he thought of the speech he said "Well it is TRUELIES...some of the
> things in this speech are true and others are not...so it is truelies"
>
> BEREWA SLEEPS THROUGH MOST OF THE SPEECH
> As I looked through out the room trying to not fall asleep during the
> very very long speech, I noticed that our very own VP had given up the
> ball and was sound asleep. His head slightly tilted to the back, eyes
> closed, and hands laying loosely on his thighs. I started wondering if
> anyone else had noticed but not before I shared the information with my
> mom. She smiled......
> Slowly, I realize that the police officer in white regalia sitting next
> to the VP had also noticed. He goes behind the VP's chair to whisper
> something in Senior Protocol Officer Soulay Daramy's ear otherwise known
> as SCOPE....(dare I say that Mr Daramy is one of the hardest working men
> in this country)
> Anyhoo...Mr Soulay then finds book and tries to hand it to the VP in
> hopes that this would keep him up. He taps Berewa on his hand as
> discreetly as possible (thought not discreetly enough for someone like
> me who was focused on their every move). He hands the VP the book...Mr..
> Berewa opened the book, closed it, and simply went back to sleep....this
> time bending forward so it was easy to notice his head when it nodded
> deeper and deeper into sleep.
> Noticing that the plan had been foiled, the police officer whispered in
> the VPs ear. I imagined he said "Pa, you day sleep?" The VP simply waved
> him away as if to say "Bo lef me". He leans back into his armchair and
> closes his eyes again. Meanwhile Earnest Bai sits in his seat with a
> smile on his face. I am not sure if he notices his opponent asleep.
> Did I mention that Earnest Bai is HOTT? The man is simply beautiful.
> Rumor has it that he loves the ladies....but with a face like that of
> course Ladies Gotta Love Earnest Bai....hehehe...LGLEarnest
> B.......LLCoolJ Who?? If we had to vote simply on looks, he'd definitely
> get my vote. He has creamy dark skin and a head full of distinguished
> graying hair. Ah yes, Earnest is a cutie.
> Anyway, back to my favorite VP. So I began to wonder how they are ever
> going to get this man awake. Then I saw the vice speaker of the house (a
> lady) whose name I cannot remember but had noticed because of her
> beautifully large head tie call over the police officer who was sitting
> next to the VP but had left his seat heading outside.
> A little while later the Police Officer reenters the chamber and heads
> to his seat. He hands and envelope to Vice President Berewa....WHAT WAS
> IN THE NOTE????
> A LETTER?? NO!!!!
> I saw the Vice President remove KOLA NUT from the envelope and take a
> hard bite....he chewed it down....and that ladies and gentlemen is how
> you keep a Vice President from falling asleep during parliament.


Subject: Testing
From: Testing
To: All
Date Posted: 14:21:54 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-249-138-254.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.249.138.254

Message:
Testing


Subject: Testing
From: Testing
To: All
Date Posted: 14:20:28 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-249-138-254.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.249.138.254

Message:
Testing


Subject: Show me whom you emulate, I'll show you your future.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:51:29 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: sccinstr194030.scc.losrios.edu at 165.196.194.30

Message:
Capitalistic Democracy.
Constitutional Democracy.
Show me whom you emulate I will tell you what future you have.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2007/53/07celebrities_Dr-Phil-McGraw_1VDD.html


Subject: Libya rice Lies:Kabbah & Kadi Sesay who's telling the truth
From: Awoko Newspaper
To: All
Date Posted: 13:27:33 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 24.66.94.142

Message:
In an attempt to seemingly clarify the issue of the Libyan donated rice to Sierra Leone government officials at a press conference at State House last Friday ended up creating more confusion over the issue. We recall that during the visit of the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi on Tuesday June 26, 2007 President Kabbah in his short remarks welcoming the Libyan leader did say to him “ … now more significantly is that at one stage of our problems in our country, there was severe shortage of our staple food rice and the price had escalated also very much to the extent that the average Sierra Leonean was not able to get our basic, our staple food.” President Kabbah continued “ so you were kind enough to send us two ships load of two not one ship load two of rice.” In the Press Conference called at State House Friday 29th June 2007 to clarify the issue over the rice the Development Secretary Mrs Kona Koroma disclosed that in 2000 they received 5.5 thousand metric tones of rice. The clearing and forwarding she said was done by the Sierra National Shipping Company and storage was done by Daklala. Other speakers like the then Foreign Minister Dr Sama Banya, Labour Minister Alpha Timbo, Secretary to the President Sheka Mansaray and Dr Ramadan Dumbuya all tried to explain the role they played and what they knew about the rice. The ‘telling’ or confusing statement however came from the Trade Minister Dr Kadi Sesay who in her remarks said “this is not a full ship load as the impression is given this is just consignments.” The confusion here is that the President in his remarks did say “two ship loads” and he did not stop there, he went on to stress that it was two and not one ship load, for which the crowd at the stadium loudly acclaimed. On the other hand the Trade Minister who may have actually handled the rice is saying that it was not even a full ship load of rice. The question now is that between President Kabbah and his Trade Minister who is giving us the true information about the true quantity of rice that was donated by the Libyan leader?


Subject: Re: Libya rice Lies:Kabbah & Kadi Sesay who's telling the truth
From: Med
To: All
Date Posted: 05:17:23 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.114.74.96

Message:
Sounds like a lot of prodigally brewed concoction. Intellectually, how can people oversee what their government officials are doing if the government officials openly lie to them, by giving conflicting views? I thing It was good that such a forum [press briefing] was summoned, this further helps to enlighten the populace of the whole truth.


Subject: Re: Libya rice Lies:Kabbah & Kadi Sesay who's telling the truth
From: Critical Thinker
To: All
Date Posted: 15:02:01 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dhcp-0000092453-28-2c.client.fas.harvard.edu at 140.247.238.106

Message:
The lessons here for Kabba are simply the following:

1. Use your speech writer as often as possible

2. Work on improving your extemporaneous performances

3. Practice your speech in the presence of your aides before going public


Subject: APC running mate
From: Patriotic Vanguard
To: All
Date Posted: 12:59:01 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:


Sam Sumana tipped as APC Running Mate

Following the recent announcement of Foreign Minister Momodu Koroma as Vice President Berewa’s running mate in the impending elections next month, a very reliable source in the APC inner circle has intimated the Vanguard that Kono business man and farmer Sam Sumana is likely to to be the APC presidential candidate Ernest Koroma’s running mate.

Momodu Koroma(photo) who has a northern background but was born and raised in the south is expected to deliver the north to the SLPP but this is doubtful considering the fact that he is not very well known and politically accepted in the north. He has however been working hard on these weaknesses over the last couple of months.

Sam Sumana, not very well known nationally, is expected to deliver Konoland to the APC and this is not a far-fetched idea considering the strong APC presence in Kono.

The running mates of the other registered and smaller opposition parties like the NDA are still a mystery.



Subject: Press Release on my Running Mate
From: SLPP Leader
To: All
Date Posted: 11:51:10 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.54.30.6

Message:
SIERRA LEONE PEOPLE’S PARTY (SLPP)

OFFICE OF THE LEADER

PRESS RELEASE

Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Running Mate for the 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections


In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of our party, the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) for the appointment of the Running Mate to the Presidential nominee and Party Flag bearer, I have held consultations with the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and have decided to appoint Alhaji Momodu Koroma, currently the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as my Running Mate for the forthcoming 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. In making this decision, conscious of the fact that the Running Mate issue has been a subject of a wide discussion and speculation, I also took certain relevant steps geared towards arriving at a consensus and maintaining party harmony. Accordingly, with the decision now taken, I wish to reiterate my appeal to all party members to continue to concentrate on activities that would enhance our success in the forthcoming elections and that success is now very much within our grip.

ONE COUNTRY, ONE PEOPLE

© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

You May Click Here To Read or Discuss Views About This Article
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Subject: SLPP HAS DONE A GREAT JOB
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 12:24:44 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-17-55.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.17.55

Message:
Thanks Pa Berewa for thinking smart. God bless you.


Subject: Re: SLPP HAS DONE A GREAT JOB
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 13:12:06 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Why do i smell victory with this ticket?
DO YOU SMELLELELELE WHAT THE SLPP IS COOKING?


Subject: Re: SLPP HAS DONE A GREAT JOB
From: SLPP
To: All
Date Posted: 04:44:03 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ad10.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.204

Message:
Because you are a blind SLPP supporter


Subject: WHY SIERRA-LEONE ALLOWED ANY JACK AND JILL TO RULE ?
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:15 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
The type of government shows the type of people that elected that government.Sierra-Leone lacks leadreship and it has affected our nation,socially,politically,psychologically and above all economically.Why should Sierra-Leoneans keep on allowing any jack and jill to rule the country?We are on a crucial period to elect a leader and with all reasonable thoughts,I hope Sierra-Leoneans will make the right choice this time.


Subject: Re: WHY SIERRA-LEONE ALLOWED ANY JACK AND JILL TO RULE ?
From: Politics
To: All
Date Posted: 11:08:58 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
The class of people is known by the leader they choose!!So, people deserve the leader, they elect.


Subject: Re: WHY SIERRA-LEONE ALLOWED ANY JACK AND JILL TO RULE ?
From: Daniel Kaitibi
To: All
Date Posted: 14:32:33 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
They will trust me and that person will be Berewa.
We have to move forward and not backwards.


Subject: Chez Winkabs, why the turn around?
From: Andrew
To: All
Date Posted: 11:23:41 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 77-96-89-146.cable.ubr04.croy.blueyonder.co.uk at 77.96.89.146

Message:
I am sure Chez a year back or so, was totally against the present government. I wonder why the turn around? The potholes are still there! The city is still dark at night! The average man is still in dire straights( living on Le 250,000 a month if lucky)!
Chez, I gather is different to most of the blind die hard SLPP supporters but I am sure if some of his articles are culled from the archives you would find him very critical. Could Chez enlighten me? With out prejudice.


Subject: Re: Chez Winkabs, why the turn around?
From: Chez winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:14 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-198-105.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.198.105

Message:
I was very critical as to the management by the regime by kabbah. Then kabbah had too much power and wa influenced by two-faced lying hypocritical backbiters. Okay most of them are gone and i was not able to get the money and the team to campaign against the leaders of my party. i made a tactical withdrawal and concentrated in trying to work with those who want to see Sierra leone a better place. Some have the will but the means to the will is lacking and that is the bridge i try to make up for. i cannot change pa kabbah - he is more or less a grandfather to me as my paternal grandfather was a colleague of his. I can talk about my country and criticise him for doing what he is/was doing. the era is draw nigh and we are opening a new chapter other the steering wheel of someone I have not tried but have seen his works and studied his behaviour. I MEAN BEREWA. i have no doubt in him for reasons personal to me. The general reason for my support to him and Momodu is that they both have similar beginnings. They worked hard in school and worked hard in their careers. i am not saying this because I want to talk but I have studied the past records of the two. Do not get me wrong - THEY ARE NOT SAINTS - but we can make them become our own saints be giving them the opportunity to prove themselves. under kabbah, they said it was berewa cvontrolling. Do you know how many times berewa nearly lost Kabbah's favour/ many times for difference in ideology and practical governance. kabbah is on his way out and we have to have an open but cautious mind in dealing with our new leader.

I have always been an SLPP and I will tell you the SLPP is a national party and its inception was the North. I see myself as a Sierra leone and then a temne. The tribal issue is what makes the whole (nation) more beautiful. I attended my primary schools in Freetown, Lunsar, Kambia and Bumpe. My Secondary school lidfe was spent in Bo, freetown and madina. i am proud that i was able to mix and got on well with all other tribes. A thing I will never forgot - just spent a year in madina and there came an election for headboyship. I asked about the laws for intending contestants. i was told and immediately jumped to register my name as a candidate. the campaigh was fearce as We only had three temnes, five krios, two susu, one madingo and the rest limba students. I started the campaign by diffusing the tribal myth and preached the national myth. I won that election by 70% and transformed the school. We got the best GCE O'levels result that year for a very long time.

Going back to what you wanted to know, my support for the current leader of my party is that he has succeeded in his career, he has not too many influential thieves who will take our money, his life was well spent in Sierra Leone, and he wants honour and nobility more than anything. i tell you because i know so.

I beleive with our help and not illogical, criticisms with malice or lies will greatly do our country the greatest service anybody has ever done to the nation.

More telling still, he is ready and willing to invest in the young minds of Sierra leone today to prepare them for Sierra leone tomorrow in governance and national affairs - a thing lacking in our previous leaders.


Subject: Re: Chez Winkabs, why the turn around?
From: Moijue
To: All
Date Posted: 03:11:15 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.243.33.170

Message:
Winston relax u are not been honest with your self.U have a right to support Berewa but not because of the reasons stated.
BTW, can you go into your archives to tell us the reason why u wanted to form ur own party.By bringing it out honestly u will know why i dont believe your reason.

U are supporting to protest your interest as was the case when u supported Torto.


Subject: Re: Chez Winkabs, why the turn around?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 06:19:23 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.156.236.63

Message:
My reason for forming a party was becAUSE BELIEVED and still do that our great minds of today running the affairs of our nation were neglecting the future of the country. I am 40 years old and have a family of nine. these children need a home to someday say they want to visit. i believed and still do that I was ripe enough, with the support of like minded Sierra leoneans we could have served our country in a more progressive way for the masses to know that there are good Sierra leoneans. What happenned? The lack in like minded people ready to put their resources in what they believe in was evident. I am a sane person and I decided to tactical withdraw and try to attempt change from within my party.

i stand by my reasons for supporting berewa. I believe he will think of tomorrows Sierra leone and make it a priority to invest in the talents of tomorrow's Sierra leone. kabbah fell short of doing that I see so many disillusioned minds.

I make no enemies of friends and friends of enemies - what matters to me most is my interes as you rightly said, though you forgot to explain my interests. My interest is the well being of our country and people.

In Torto's case he was a far better programme at his college that was supporting the IT and Basic literacy needs of so many of our people. i did not want you to jeopardise that. i stood with him so as not to be distracted by your malice. Moijue, i respect and adore you for your beliefs but to put mine at detriment means explorative reasoning has to take play.

i cannot say much as you know the persaon you are communicating with. My interests in life comes first - in the case the interests of the people is paramount. make your interpretations but my stance remains unshakeable. NO SHAKING MY GOOD FELLOW!!!


Subject: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Konouwah
To: All
Date Posted: 10:02:21 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
I wonder what serious-minded forumites think about this idea that was initially the dream and vision of Osageyfo, and now championed by the Colonel - Ghaddafi, that is.

What sort of continental government is conducive in mother AFRICA?

Bra Cornie, any thoughts on this subject matter? How about you, Bambay? I know you have to study, but please take some timeout to share your thoughts with us.

We do need to have conversations about this very important notion, and hope and pray that it bears very "nourishing" fruits in the near future.

I shall pop in from time to time to respond, and to share my own views.

No Mammy cuss, please!!


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Knice
To: All
Date Posted: 18:17:26 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-457836a6.dyn.optonline.net at 69.120.54.166

Message:
Africa was far more ready for a pan-African single state in 1957 through the early 60s than it is today. If I were a Ghanain, a Botswanian, a Malian, A South African, etc. I would not relish pooling my lot with Sierra Leone or Liberia, who likely will drag the union down.


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 10:45:56 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.84.3

Message:

...SOMALIA,CHAD,GUINEA,and the other failed and marginal African Nations may be extended probational Status,till they meet some criteria set up by the AU.

Sierra Leone and Liberia could be salvaged simply because of the International SYMPATHY being lavished on them by the BRITISH and American govts. Both Governments want to see some bang for the dollars and pounds invested thus far.

The current African leadership must be tutored in the basics of internationally accepted MORALS and ethics,so as to create the atmosphere where true AFRIKAN UNITY can prosper.

This current session of UNITY in GHANA, must be dedicated to the life and work of NKRUMAH and ITA Wallace Johnson,men who never compromised their PAN AFRIKANIST ideals.

tstm
xx



Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 10:57:04 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-67-125-22-67.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 67.125.22.67

Message:
KLA,
Please visit www.coaforum.com and click on Africa Unite Now Festival which is celebrating Kwame Nkrumah's birth day. We are having the 2nd Annual one. We had the first one in Oakland, California last year.
YYaya Fanusie-Founder, COA


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Konouwah
To: All
Date Posted: 18:29:40 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Knice, that is NOT a very nice thing to say about your own country, and her neighbour. But you may have a point, based on the performance of the citizens of these countries, or lack of it thereof - as depicted on this forum and elsewhere.

Kahui yieh na?

What do you think about Momodu Koroma's elevation as Solo B's running mate?


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Another Longer Time Forumite
To: All
Date Posted: 12:52:59 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
you are the only person that creates the enabling environment for "Mami cuss" so caution yourself first.


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 12:01:52 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 207.108.136.243

Message:
This was first initiated by Kwame Nkruma of Ghana. It is the best idea that can save Africa from the brink of collpase and mortgaging consequences. The problem with its realization lies on our leaders. They are very selfish and could not want to give up some of their corrupt powers to a single united federal government. Secondly, before this can happen, may be not in our generation, there must be some modalities to be worked with in distributing the wealth of the continent in a very fair way.
The other alternative is the AU which is already in existence. We just have to improve it status like the EU in many capacities from technology to military and education etc. Another obstacle might be the Interference from Western World who does not want to see any other continent to be competitive with these two continents; North America and Europe. However, such obstacle can be easily overcome if Africans are sincerely and progressively united.


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 17:45:22 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-67-121-125-207.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 67.121.125.207

Message:
Political,
Visit www.coaforum.com and click on Annual Africa Unite Now Festival. COA is using the festival for three objectives. One, Celebrate Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's bithday. Two, get petitions signed demanding that the heads of governments in Africa set a Commission to draft a federal constitution for the citizens of Africa to approve through a Referadum. Federations should be established in 2015. Thre, the Festival is a fundraiser for seed money to continue our project of establishing micro loans start-ups in every village in Africa. Loans going to women and we want the women enterprises to evolve out of micro-enterprises to large businesses with several employees. We want to create many thousands of african women very wealthy.
Plese join us and prganize the festival in your locat1on. Contact me.
Yaya Fanusie-Founder, Conversations On Africa.


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 12:00:07 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 207.108.136.243

Message:
This was first initiated by Kwame Nkruma of Ghana. It is the best idea that can save Africa from the brink of collpase and mortgaging consequences. The problem with its realization lies on our leaders. They are very selfish and could not want to give up some of their corrupt powers to a single united federal government. Secondly, before this can happen, may be not in our generation, there must be some modalities to be worked with in distributing the wealth of the continent in a very fair way.
The other alternative is the AU which is already in existence. We just have to improve it status like the EU in many capacities from technology to military and education etc. Another obstacle might be the Interference from Western World who does not want to see any other continent to be competitive with these two continent; North America and Europe. However, such obstacle can be easily overcome if Africans are sincerely and progressively united.


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: J. U. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:21:49 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: jetty4ya@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-69-143-53-43.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.143.53.43

Message:
In my view, I think such a messure might prevail with the corporation of the leading economic country leaders. I mean leaders from South Africa, Nigeria, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Botswana, Kenya etc. If these countries comes together to form a sigle federal government, others might follow suit. The United States was initially started with 13-states and susequently, other states joined the union. Today, we have 50-States plu the District of Columbia. I do believe that if our African leaders are serious about this issue, there is a higher potential of forming a single Pan-Africa government. The champions of Africa have to supress their personal interests and render absolute commitment to unify the continent without the intrusion of Western nations.


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 17:57:28 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-67-121-125-207.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 67.121.125.207

Message:
J.U.,
You are right the nucleus of the Federation that we are working on- Ethiopia, 76million, Egypt, 75m, Sudan, 40m, Both Congo, 60m, Nigeria, 140m, Angola, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana the rest will join. We are going to be greater than China, India, Europe, US and Brazil all combined. we are going to be the greatest global leader. I refuse to use the word Power. We will only protect our people not control others like the Europeans and Americans have done.
Yaya Fanusie-Founder-Conversations On Africa(COA)


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Konouwah
To: All
Date Posted: 12:16:36 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
I thank you kindly, J.U. Kamara, for this input.

I agree that the economic powers in Africa should lead the way in this effort. Maybe this is the reason the Libyan leader seems to be spearheading a resurrection of this noble idea.

The benefits derivable from this unification are tremendous:

1. A unified defence mechanism - 3 million-man army - to obviate civil wars, coup d'Etats, building needed infrastructure, to prevent warlordism, as in Somalia, no more Darfurs, etc., etc.

2. A unified economy to eradicate poverty on the continent; to develop a manufacturing sector on a larger scale than is now possible; to develop the transportation sector so that all parts of the continent are accessible, which, in turn, will facilitate our cultural unity, etc., etc.

With the natural resources we have over there, and their conversion into usable / marketable forms, we could convert our latent wealth into tangible wealth so that no one goes to bed hungry; everyone would have a roof over his/her head; etc., etc.

We will be the next superpower provided we harness these resources correctly for the benefit of the masses of Africans.

3. The health sector would be vastly improved so that no African dies of preventable and curable diseases as is now the case.

4. The educational sector would be markedly enhanced. And so would the agricultural sector, and the other sectors that provide a very decent standard of living for ALL Africans.

The list goes on, and on.

Furthermore, we already have a sound base as a starting point. We can extract the good from the Western powers in terms of science, technology, and engineering while discarding the bad habits that were imposed on us through colonialism, neo-colonialism, and imperialism. Our corruptive practices would be minimized through continental legislation, and Sharia laws, perhaps.

Our dignity and respect in the eyes of the rest of world would be markedly affected positively, if this unification really came to pass.

The main question that we need to concern ourselves with is; what form of governmental structure would be put in place that would be conducive to the African spirit to sustain this unity?

That is a very difficult question to answer at the present time, however if we revert to governance that is indigeneous to us as Africans, the question is readily answerable.

Will the present corps of African leaders be willing to succumb their vast powers in this arrangement?

What is the timeframe in order for this unification to be effected?

What are your thoughts along these lines?


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:55:55 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
The idea of a Pan-African Government is just perfect and will be the only way out from the circle of poverty in which the continent is entrapped.But there are stumble blocks that need great attention.The African continent is diverse in terms of people,culture or religion.The Arabs on one side and the Black Africans on the other side.Why cant we start with a Sub-Saharan African State,then we can extend northwards?


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Konouwah
To: All
Date Posted: 13:03:26 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
"...Why cant we start with a Sub-Saharan African State,then we can extend northwards?..."

That is NOT a bad idea at all.

Presently, we have regional groupings - ECOWAS, SADC, etc?

Where has that taken us?

Nevertheless, please give a brief exposition about your idea for the benefit of all.

Thank you!!


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 15:47:54 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Well,we have to start to work and sort out vital modalities like a common language.We should have a common language to interact in any way or form,either on trade,communications or cultural exchange.Take for instance,if we decide to adopt English language as a means of communication which I do support because of its popularity then,The French and Portugese speaking countries should be ready to forgone theirs.Just imagine,how language could be of moral importance to bring the people of the continent ever closer.During my studies abroad,one thing I realised is that,people speaking the same language despite the region they came from are closer and more interacted.Take for instance A Guinean may be closer to a Congolese than to a Sierra-Leonean because of the language.My brothers and Sisters,we should start with the language as a foundation to build up the super state.


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Konouwah
To: All
Date Posted: 16:34:49 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
"...Take for instance,if we decide to adopt English language as a means of communication which I do support because of its popularity then,The French and Portugese speaking countries should be ready to [forego] forgone theirs..."

Well, it is quite true that language plays a very crucial role in assimilation. I have written about this fact in many articles on on-line forums. I have even advocated that our linguists come up with an "africana" language as the ligua franca for the whole continent. I know that is going to take a generation or two to accomplish. But why should our French, and Portuguese-speaking brothers and sisters in Africa "forego theirs"? Why can't we learn all of these languages for purposes of communication amongst ourselves, and the rest of the world? Afterall, in most African countries, presently, folks speak more than two or three languages, if not four, as an average. I, myself, speak four languages fluently.

I once stated, in one of these articles, that if someone can speak both English and French, he or she can go almost anywhere in Africa with no commuinication deficiency. I still identify with that fact. We could even include Spanish on this list. That way most of the world would be a stage where that fluency would serve as an advantage. Don't you agree?

"...My brothers and Sisters,we should start with the language as a foundation to build up the super state..."

I whole-heartedly agree.

Wherever communication is monolithic, there is unity of purpose, and indeed we should start there.

Musa Kamara, for an "apc boy", you are indeed very bright and visionary. [A joke for you, so laugh it off, please].



Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 18:04:58 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: Futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-67-121-125-207.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 67.121.125.207

Message:
About language: We can not wait until everyone speak the same language before we set up the federation. The Following languages should be fostered as National languages of the federation. Swahili, Fula, Hausa, Amharic, Arabic and Yoruba about 50million speak each of these language now.
Yaya Fanusie


Subject: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A LANGUAGE AND A DIALECT
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 06:35:37 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
Bra Yayah,
"The Following languages should be fostered as National languages of the federation. Swahili, Fula, Hausa, Amharic, Arabic and Yoruba about 50million speak each of these language now".

Could you please enlighten us the differences between a LANGUAGE and a DIALECT?



Subject: Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A LANGUAGE AND A DIALECT
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 11:10:17 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-67-125-22-67.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 67.125.22.67

Message:
Hwy,
Regional variations.
I spell my name Yaya. In Senegal, Guinea, Mali and Nigeria it is Yaya. Sierra Leoneans have the tendency to spell it Yayah
I am using variation of spelling of my name to illustrate difference of Language and Dialect.
What about Mandinga and Bambara(Bamana),Jola ,Koranko
Twi and Fanti.
Yaya Fanusie


Subject: Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A LANGUAGE AND A DIALECT
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:48:07 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
Bra Yaya,
My uncle Yayah Wurie (65YRS) RIP used to tell me "U DAE TALK KRIO,TEMMNE,FULLAH,ENGLISH,RUSSIAN AND ARABIC BOT U NOR KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LANGUAGE AND DIALECT?" So Bra Yaya would you please help me out?If there are any takers on this topic,please feel free to help.


Subject: Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A LANGUAGE AND A DIALECT
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:55:03 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Buford Hwy, where the Pink Flamingo exists in the ATL, are you BADBO, or Ishmael/Bra Yayah? Please tell me.

Those guys are my friends. Badbo used to be a speedster, and Ishmael, and I worked together in Bladensburg, MD.

Or maybe you are a kin of theirs since, as you state above that your uncle is a Wurie. Are you a Wurie?

Just curious.


Subject: Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A LANGUAGE AND A DIALECT
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 20:51:11 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ad10.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.204

Message:

"Those guys are my friends. Badbo used to be a speedster, and Ishmael, and I worked together in Bladensburg, MD."

Ishmael Yayah Wurie used to be speedster at Bo School and POW during the 60s and I think he represented Salone in Track and Field.

"Are you a Wurie?"

No I am not a Wurie

.


Subject: Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A LANGUAGE AND A DIALECT
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 21:36:26 07/03/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-75-19-84-73.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net at 75.19.84.73

Message:
Bufford Hwy,
I knew you were not a Wurie. The Wuries will never become faceless in a public forum. I did illustrate the difference between dialect and language. I did it conceptually and that was my intent because I knew you would not get it. Many Africans are conceptually challenged/impaired.
Yaya Fanusie, PhD


Subject: Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A LANGUAGE AND A DIALECT
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 07:17:51 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
Bra Yaya,
"I knew you were not a Wurie. The Wuries will never become faceless in a public forum."

Wrong assumption on your part.You are a CARBON COPY of my late uncle ISHMAIL YAYAH WURIE nice but short tempered.

"Many Africans are conceptually challenged/impaired"

Since I am conceptually challenge/impaired,then I am your CAPTCHA.

BUFORD HWY
CROSS KEYS HIGH SCHOOL DROP OUT.


Subject: Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A LANGUAGE AND A DIALECT
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 13:24:00 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
According to my undergrad history prof. there is no difference.
The white-man make us think they are different. theirs is a language and ours is a Dialect.

But Prof. Luaman that spent years in GHANA- LEGON says all are organized, they are written, they have their own alphabets, they are spoken by alot of people, then they are all qualified to be called language.

Just like according to him the African continent is the largest in the world, yet we are made to believe it is the second largest.


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Foolish Slpp
To: All
Date Posted: 12:48:25 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Will the present corps of African leaders be willing to succumb their vast powers in this arrangement?

Very good issue to bring up to your present slpp leadership.


Subject: Re: The idea of a single pan-African government
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 18:11:20 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: adsl-67-121-125-207.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 67.121.125.207

Message:
The movement for the Federation-the enbgine is going to be a grass root movement. Current leaders have nothing to do with it. The people are the deciders ofn the unification of Africa. I am a member of the Coalition for the USAFRICA PROJECT and Mark Wood is the lead person on this project. visit www.unitedstateafrica.com
Do not worry about Gaddafi, he is just an opportunist. Yaya Fanusie


Subject: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 07:38:39 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I believe that Philip Neville's publication as to what Qaddafi said during his visit to Freetown was crassly iirresponsible reporting. I beg to know what was Government's press office's answer to Philip Neville's enquiry about the information he got that Kabbah and his SLPP government did not tell the people of Sierra Leone that they - the government - received such donations from Qaddafi to help our country? Did hi actually made enquries before reporting the matter he was concerned about and believe had public interest? If he did, who did he - neville - speak with?

I know our young brothers and sisters who are journalists can sometimes act irresponsibly but this has caused serious concerns all over the world. i was called today by more that 20 people asking me about the 'RICE KABBAH AND HIS CRONIES STOLE' - how untrue I lamented. i asked them to check with sources from the Libyan press offices and also search cocorioko archives to see if what neville wrote was true.

I am begging our government to have mercy on this irresponsible self-centre fellow country man. he is not a bone to cost us an already victorious election. His tactics should be ignore and a strong sanctions imposed on him by the courts, if found fowl of responsible reporting and incitement to cause unnecessary public alarm.

I implore the investigators/prosecutors to grant him bail pending the outcome of the legal proceedings to be followed.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Alisson kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:52:16 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: villyfree@yahoo.com
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Shame on you chez! you are just one of these fake SLLP supporters and an enemy of progress.Your article is just full of rubbish!Neville did the right thing and as a matter of fact He is our Hero and deserves respect from people like you who are not objective in writing.The Kabba government is a disgrace to Sierra leoneans.
Alisson Kamara, Germany


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 12:18:51 07/02/07 ()
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read my rubbish and you will see objectivity in them. i pray not to ever trade insults with an opponent. if I think you are not making a point I move on. now please answer - what 'right thing' did Neville do? is it right to just report because you believe this will cause a sensation and you report with the truth backed by facts and cross checking with the person you accuse. Allison try to know what really happened in Freetown with regards to the alleged theft of rice and other donations by Pa kabbah and his ministers - shall I say the whole parliament as they all knew of these donations.

i want nothing illigally from my country. I only pray to someday utilise my little head to help the hundreds of thousands of heads in Sierra leone. that is my prayer. what is yours ?


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 08:54:15 07/02/07 ()
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The SLPP regime is the irresponsible one in this case. It is denying bail to a journalist who stands by his story against the provisions of the law. As the SLAJ president reminded the SLPP regime, Neville should have bail, even if he is charged with sedition.

The SLPP regime is corrupt. Blama, blama, look milikiloe. If Kabbah knows that he did not steal Salone rice, let him take Neville to court. Beating up Neville and attacking his newspaper offices is the work of thugs.

The SLPP is telling the country that when it comes to democracy, it is a party full of thugs. Maybe even thieving thugs. Remember, kabbah was banned from holding any office in Salone by Beoku Betts comission for just the kind of thieving that he has again been accused of doing now. Once a thief, always a thief.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: CADMUS
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Date Posted: 11:39:58 07/02/07 ()
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JOURNALIST(how very original)

It has now come to something when the SLPP Government is accused of refusing an accused person BAIL.

To my mind, and my Under standing, and that of my six year-old niece, Bail is a matter for the Courts, not the SLPP Government. And so it should be.

You,my friends, are undermining the seperation of powers in Sa Lone.


Seperation of power goes the very foundation of the freedom that our democratic principle is built upon, within the RULE OF LAW which we all so much enjoy now as never before in Sa Lone.

The fact of the matter is that no one ia above the Law. Neville knew waht he was doing, he could have checked his stories properly, he could have requested Kabba's previous pronouncements in relation to the said gifts. It is a matter of public records. It would have taken him just a few minutes telephone call.He decided to be irresponsible, abuse the freedom so many have fought and died for. He abused his rights and he should account for the legal consequencies that follows irresponsible behaviour. He has himself to blame.

As long as the Law is the law of Sa Lone in terms of the Criminal Libel, it must apply to all.

Even SLPP senior ministers are not exempt from arrest if the are found wanting.....this is not the APC.


Subject: Re: For Cadmus. The Purpose of Bail
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:06 07/02/07 ()
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The purpose of Bail Cadmus is to ensure the appearance of an accused in court. In setting bail the court must look to different factors some of which include the seriousness of the charges against the accused, any history of failures to appear by the defendant, the potential penal exposure of the accused based on the charges and many others. There is one thing that must be made clear and it is that Bail or the admission to reasonable bail should never be for punitive purposes.

I agree with you that the law is the law and the law is an ass you would agree with me. The criminal libel laws based on the public order act of 1965 a purely slpp creation is archaeic and would be sent to the dustbin of history as soon as the APC wins the next elections.

If Mr. Nevile had been beaten by the police as I have come to understand lately from my informants on the ground in sa lone, then this is against the law and who ever represents him must present a writ of Habaes corpus so that there will be a judicial determination of his physical condition. If it is shown that he has suffered any beatings while in custody then the government inthe persn of the attorney general MUST be called to answer on the issues.


Subject: Re: For Cadmus. The Purpose of Bail
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 17:08:38 07/02/07 ()
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Alieu,

I agree with most of your legal reasoning stated above. However, two important reasons why a court may not be willing to grant bail are 1, the seriousness of the offence; 2, the accused may commit semilar offence if granted bail.
Neville has shown himself to be a serial defamer. He'll do the same thing again if granted bail...
I would only support a bail application with very strick conditions attach


Subject: Re: For Cadmus. The Purpose of Bail
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 00:39:51 07/03/07 ()
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What is the quantum of proof in the defamation of a "public official" in sierra LEONE? what are the elements of the crime?

Bail should only be denied in cases where the potential punishment is of a capital nature. I dint see this as a capital offence unless it has been made so by the slpp government. It should be proven by clear and convincing evidence that Mr. Neville may commit the same offense again in order to deny him bail. Bail should be a matter of right in every democratic society and yours purports to be such.

Your support of bail with strict conditionalities may be an acceptable way to solve the impasse regarding bail.


Subject: Re: For Cadmus. The Purpose of Bail
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 06:31:51 07/03/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Al,
I have just learnt that Neville holds and American Passport, so any condition for his bail must include the surrender of ALL his PASSPORTS.....


Subject: Re: For Cadmus. The Purpose of Bail
From: wetin
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Date Posted: 06:34:50 07/03/07 ()
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so surrender of passports will take more than three days?


Subject: Re: For Cadmus. The Purpose of Bail
From: SP
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Date Posted: 18:40:15 07/02/07 ()
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And he carries an American Passport or a Green Card as the Secretary to the President Sheka Mansaray al3rted the public during the press conference. Mansaray pointed out that Neville holds residency or citizenshoip in America and so he can easily flee and leave others in civil crisis.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 11:55:02 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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"To my mind, and my Under standing, and that of my six year-old niece, Bail is a matter for the Courts, not the SLPP Government. You,my friends, are undermining the seperation of powers in Sa Lone."

CADMUS, I am sorry to bring you back to reality (I know how much you SLPPers love being blind to it), but tell me: Where have you heard that there is separation of powers in the corrupt SLPP government of President Kabbah? and his corrupt sidekkick, Solo berewa

Who decides whom to prosecute in Salone if not the SLPP Attorney general who is also Minister of Justice?

How can you have separation of powers under such a case when the president is accused of stealing rice and the only person who can decide whether or not he is charged to court is his own Attorney General AND Minister of Justice whom the presidentr can sack any time he wants, no questions asked?

Even you, Cadmus are not that blind to call such a legal system which is blatantly dpendent on the whims and caprices of Presidet Kabban as one of a system of separation of powers.

Even your 6-year old niece, if she exists, would tell you that you can't be that blind, SLPPer or not!

What is the proof? Here check this out: Was the SLPP parliamentarian Fatmatta Hassan charged by the SLPP Attorney Hgeneral for instigating the beating of journalist Yansanneh?

I have never seeI tell you, Cadmus, I have never seen a bunch of unpatriotic Saloneans like you SLPP traitors to the people of Salone.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 09:59:01 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
I agree with you that he should have the right to be bailed to return to court having been charged or to be bailed if the police think they have sufficient information that his release will not cause furhter problems. See the artilce below and have a think again if this is how we have to solve our problems.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 10:21:29 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

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I condem all forms of illegal possession of private property.But as the saying goes"an hungry man is an angry person" If the youths were well fed and had hope for tomorrow,they would not bother to plung on someone's rice.More than 80 percent of the populace go to bed hungry,while the few heartless politicians and other government officials eat morethan enough at the detriment of the poor masses.Is it human?In such situation it is very easy to ignite riot.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:45:54 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Musa you are so right "AN HUNGRY MAN IS AN ANGRY MAN",and that is why we are going to chase the crazybald heads out of power come Aug 11th.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:37:49 07/02/07 ()
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have you seen neville's proof that the government refused to tell the people? There is on the other hand proof that these matters were presented and discussed in parliament. here is a extract from the parlaimentary questions time - exchange between the speaker and Hon. Dauda kamara. this may help you calm down and help others to better understand the issues. neville's motive, if he did not communicate with the government's office to give there version of the story or information he had, is suspect. Why will he raise such an alarm )if untrue) at a crucial time like this. We have a fragile peace and the people are been fed untrue lies by unscrupulous politicians to cause lawlessness.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 10:04:22 07/02/07 ()
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That article you referred me to misses the point. Not surprise to me becos the newspaper that publishes it is known for its SLPP sympathies.

Had the writer been objective, this is the question the article should have asked: Would Salone youths have taken the law into their own hands if their govrnment was not led by a crook who is accused of stealing rice given to the govt. for the people of Salone?

Go ahead, answer that question that the SLPP rag sheet called Awaretimes times did not answer.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 10:37:16 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Nobody in Sierra-Leone will never dream of war again as to what the country has just gone through.My compatriot,the African leaders or governments care less about the plight of their people and they seem to enjoy great impunity,because the African populace for a long time unlike the Europeans and North Americans are passive and relaxed towards their human rights.Therefore,African leaders will continue to be wicked and corrupt,unless the citizens start to take matters into their hands,and to finally put it accross that,the leaders are elected to serve the people and not themselves.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:43:05 07/02/07 ()
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I agree but let us have law and order. Without it, we might as well go back to our beginnings - the bush. We can get rid of our corrupt leaders without lawlessness. We have a world that is different from the worlds we had up to the births of some of us.

This will help you understand that this government did not hide the rice issue from the public - every parliamentarian knew about the rice and it was there responsiblity to have convenyed such, on a local, level to their constituents. We all want change in Sierra Leone but not a change by force. Force begets force!!


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 10:57:32 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"This will help you understand that this government did not hide the rice issue from the public - every parliamentarian knew about the rice and it was there responsiblity to have convenyed such, on a local, level to their constituents."

I have already warned you about relying on the SLPP mouthpeice for facts. The rice referred to in the thar newspaper's article is NOT the only rice or even the only Liyan aid at issue. So, stop confusing aplles for oranges.

Like I said, if kabbah is not guitly of repeating his theft of salone money from his last looting of SLPThe people of Salone will not be intimated either by your wolf cries of "let us not have force" or by lies from your thieviong SLPP.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:18:15 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Are you trying to tell me that I have to take your word for it or the article by Neville that Kabbah stole rice without any evidence? At least we got evidence to show that there was a discussion in parliament and a matter raised by a parliamentarian about 'some' rice donated by Libya. if you have further evidence to show us that there was more rice and not only the one Hon dauda Kamara mentioned in parlaiment in december 2006. let us help simplify matters by not carrying on an argument for argument's sakes. come out with something to help me have a plan of action as to how I will help myself in helping my country!!


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 11:41:56 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Stop trying to evade the issue. Kabbah is accused of stealing Liyan aid. That includes rice, vehicles, fuel, and money.

Talking about a discussion of rice in parliaemnt does not addrss the totality of those allegations. I am not goping to repeat my answer to your question for evidence.

I know you prefer not to get at the truth about the SLPP's latest act of corruption. That kind of unpatriotism is what allows thieving SLPP politicians like Kabbah abd Berewa and Koroma to get away with looting Salone money. That, in turen, is how billions of dollares that should have made live easuier for millions of Saloneans ended up corruptly enriching the despuicable few treaitors of the people otherwise known as SLPP leaders.

It is unfortunate that you fail to realize that ridding Salone of the corrupt, thieving SLPP constitutes an initial step for any successful "plan of action as to how I will help myself in helping my country!!"

But, apparently, your blind allegiance to the looting SLPP prevents you from seeing that truth.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:10:51 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Show me the evidence that they actually stole this rice and they did not sell the rice for the purposes of developing other sectors. I am not in denfense of the SLPP here. I saw the statement and presentation communication by Dr. Kadie Sesay and that gave me the reason not to take neville's word. Prove me wrong my compatriot.

The youths have no right to do what they did and continue to do. We have a fragile peace and others not wanting peace in the country will seize these incidents as opportunities for them to wreck havoc on us again. Do we want this?


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 10:27:01 07/02/07 ()
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My blind SLPP apologist, the evidence is in the words of the giver of the rice, Kaddafi.

It is true that the youths have no right to do what they did. But it is equally true that Kabbah had no right to lie about stealing rice given as a gift to all Saloneans including those youths.

You cannot say because you have a fragile peace and you don't want others to seize on opportunities to wreak havoc, therefore you should allow Kabbah to steal Salone people's rice. If that's is your argument, well, then, my unpatriotic SLPPer, allow the youths to steal rice, just as you allow Kabbah to steal their rice.

Afetr all, like in the case of allowing Kabbah to steal rice belonging to Salone, the youths can also steal because you want to maintain "peace." I say, you are talking nonsense, Chez.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: FACT
To: All
Date Posted: 11:41:36 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
Gaddafi gave the rice as ZAKAT (free gift) to the poor people of Sierra Leone(Miskina). It was not intended to be SOLD. The money he gave was not intended for NASSIT or nass rass(to be stolen by politicians).The money was given to the MISKINA of Sierra Leone, not to to Kabbah.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:48 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Where did you get such information from? Could you let me in as i do like to speak what i think is the truth and to out of malice.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Referee
To: All
Date Posted: 12:55:32 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
From the horse's mouth (no pun intended) Ghaddafi. That speech waa reported in Standard Times. Kabbah's press release is also a source of confirmation of then fact that Libya gave gifts to the people of Salone.

It is amazing that you are not aware of these multiple sources and yet have beena arguing about them. It is your obligation to make sure you know what you are talking about, not that of those you are arguing with.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:57:21 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Thank you for the information. my argument was based on the reporting of mr. Neville. I thought it would have be wise if he had contacted the heads concern to give their position on the story he had to publish for public consumption. Any responsible journalist should have given the government's version of the matter. in his publication such was lacking.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:31 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I refer you to the parliamentary discussion below that took place in december 2006:


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 11:09:58 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
I refer you to my reply to your diversionary point.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:34 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
My reply is directed to the reference below:


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:22:35 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
My reply to this post is directed to the reference below


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:35 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
And I will again refer you to the posting below. It should help you understand that Kabbah is not accused of failing to discuss in parliament. He is accused of stealing Liyan aid, including rice, vehicle, fuel and money.

Tryu to understand the difference betwe3en that and a discussion about a single shipment of rice. Niow, try to also undertstand this anser to your diversionary point:

Posted by Journalist on July 02, 2007 at 10:57:32:

In Reply to: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!! posted by Chez Winakabs Europe on July 02, 2007 at 10:43:05:

"This will help you understand that this government did not hide the rice issue from the public - every parliamentarian knew about the rice and it was there responsiblity to have convenyed such, on a local, level to their constituents."

I have already warned you about relying on the SLPP mouthpeice for facts. The rice referred to in the thar newspaper's article is NOT the only rice or even the only Liyan aid at issue. So, stop confusing aplles for oranges.

Like I said, if kabbah is not guitly of repeating his theft of salone money from his last looting of SLP The people of Salone will not be intimated either by your wolf cries of "let us not have force" or by lies from your thieviong SLPP.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 09:41:58 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
I am wondering why Kabbah was considered as a Presidential candidate in 1996.To start with,that was the biggest blunder by the crooks,selfish and greedy Sierra-Leoneans who placed him there with all his criminal records.Today the nation and people are bearing the consequence


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Believe Me
To: All
Date Posted: 09:59:58 07/02/07 ()
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"I am wondering why Kabbah was considered as a Presidential candidate in 1996."

The answer, Musa, is that Salone people, sad to say, are the most backward people in the world. They have allowed every kind of low life to lead them. From a dog catcher, to a buffoon "general" to a junior sojaman, to a self-promoted brigadier", to a banned permanent secretary to lead them. Now, they are about to allow the crook kabbah to pick another crook, Solo Berewa to lead them.

That tells you I am saying is true.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 10:53:21 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
IT is true my compatriot,Sierra-Leoneans are strange and unreasonable people.As you have indicated,they have allowed all forms of life to rule them from a dogcather to dcumented tiffman.It is a pity


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 11:36:02 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
ANd you are Sierra leoneans yourselves, part of the " most backward people on earth"

This is ridiculous and this is where I don't agree with feel good, think better twits like you guys. You think you are better off and the rest of the country are just uninformed because they don't agree with you. That is total bullocks and yes, the country that produced the first university in sub Saharan Africa, the first African knights, with an individual who was currently named among the most influential in the world by times magazine and the list continues can not be and is not the most backward country in the world.

We have problems, big problems and we need to fix them but it is insane and disrespectful to call the entirey of your country folks backward. That is a fallacy of differentiation. We have backward people and guess what, you are the backward ones!


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Independent Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 12:14:25 07/02/07 ()
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"ANd you are Sierra leoneans yourselves, part of the " most backward people on earth"

This is ridiculous and this is where I don't agree with feel good, think better twits like you guys. You think you are better off and the rest of the country are just uninformed because they don't agree with you."

What is truly ridiculous is your failure to understand what you read. Did anyone say he was excluded from the Sierra Leoneans who are so backward they keep allowing you every type of misfit to rule our country?

From that failure to understan what you read, you blissfully proceeded to insult others. My advice to you is if you are going to treply to a posting, at least try to understand it first. You are allowed to get someone to explain it to you, if necessary. However, you are not allowed to insult others just because you can't understand what you read.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Cee Bah
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Date Posted: 15:06:46 07/02/07 ()
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"IT is true my compatriot,Sierra-Leoneans are strange and unreasonable people.As you have indicated, they have allowed all forms of life to rule them from a dogcather to dcumented tiffman.It is a pity"

Do you notice the use of the word THEY in that posting? You guys can rain as much insult and continue to feed your misinformed egos, but whatever the situation in my country, I would not agree with you making disastrous blanket judgments like you both did, especially when it is not based on facts.

As for you Musa, again I urge you to make use of the advice that you always labour to offer others. Read and understand before you jump into the erronous conclusions that you are most often guilty of. I mentioned our merits in education and indicated that the list is long and it is! Corruption, nepotism and other vices are the essentials pitfalls of our system but they exist in many other societies and that does not make them the most backward people on earth.

If for once you think that you have superior credentials, why not proffer them to the people and allow them to make a judgment as is the case in all democratic societies (but since you refer to us Sierra Leoneans as "they", I can hardly see the possibility of that).

And for you claim of inferiority complex, that is what you two are suffering from. You see the rest of the world as being "more forward" than "you" are and so you attempt to put the whole of our country within your limited context. I don't think that I belong to the most backward people on earth, unlike you two. So who is really suffers from an inferiority complex?

Una lef bo. Na wae una nor sabi me na dat make una dae tak all dat bo bata about inferiority complex!!!


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 11:49:39 07/02/07 ()
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You are the elements in our society that are preaching false idiology of sufficiency.What the university of Sierra-Leone has to do with poverty,backwardness,nepotism,and endemic corruption?You are the folks always bragging about education and Sierra-Leone has produced a lot of them but where are we today?with all the phds.Most of you guys have inferiority complex and you tend to overcome it by exposing your educational status.When you meet a Sierra-Leonean,maybe someone like you,he will tell you who is a doctor, a lawyer etc but no constructive discussion on development towards the country.It is a pity.Try to argue on issues and not for the sake of arguement.You are the type of opportunists misleading people in the country


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 08:51:43 07/02/07 ()
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Do you have any proof that,Qaddafi did not deliver such contributions? And can you convince us with reliable source that,he did not mention about the rice and money during his speech at the stadium?You should be responsible and reasonable in drawing conclusions.The slpp is notorious for corruption and embezzling state funds from donor countries.A brighter instance is the multiple millions of pounds from Britain.Is this also untrue?You people have to think like human beings or else Sierra-Leone will never progress.Saying the truth wont deprive you from supporting your party,but it will shed light to the problems our nation is currently facing,that need immediate attention like ENDEMIC CORRUPTION


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 09:36:23 07/02/07 ()
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Rumour spread like wild fire!!! Qaddafi did mention that he has given us help in the form of Money, equipment, food, etc. the government on the other hand provided proof that these were accounted for and channelled to the appropriate authorities and those to be sold were sold and the proceeds used for the ventures which the government had in mind.
brother, if you want to know about the funds britain channelled to Sierra leone, call the House of Commons and ask for the Africa desk or the person in charge of Africa Affairs. When you get through ask them to put you to the person in charge of Sierra leone. requerst any information from them - in the UK Freedom of Information Act - gives you the right to know all these things. they will advise you and direct you as to how you will obtain the information you want. Another place to find out is throught the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London.

i am not one who will see the truth and conceal it. the kabbah, Berewa, momodu and others are born from lowly beginnings and through God's blessing, and their determination - they are able to be were they are today. Everyone of us have that right. Why should I fail to speak the truth if at all the story was true. i have spent time trying to track down information that will shed light to the current issue but nothing seems to be pointing a bad hand on the Government. they did what they as leaders were suopposed to do. they accounted for the donations and made presentations, published reports regarding these donations. I cannot exclusively say some where down the chain; no one has down wron. The heads were able to do what they were supposed to do.

I did ask about the answer the government gave to Neville prior to his publication. Do you have any information on that? If anyone knows about the issue can they enlighten us. i do not seem to have any luck in securing such an answer!


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Help
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Date Posted: 10:21:29 07/02/07 ()
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Professor PEEP!

Parliamentary Question
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SIERRA LEONE GOVERNMENT

FROM: The Clerk of Parliament
To: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry 26th July, 2006

PARLIAMENTARY QUESTION

I am directed to forward the following questions, (which will, shortly be orally asked in the House), for a written answer from the Minister of Trade and Industry. The procedure is that, on receipt of the written answer from the Minister by this office, the questions will be put on the Order Paper, and Members will her the answer for the first time only when it is orally given by the Minister on the floor of the House. Supplementary questions, arising only from the original question, may then be asked. The convention is for answers to be given within ten days from the date of the correspondence.

HOW DAUDA S. KAMARA: To ask the Minister of Trade and Industry to explain to the Honourable House: i. the status of Account No. 01-1010138-01 at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown, into which proceeds have been paid from sale of a consignment of 2000 metric tons of rice donated by the Great Socialist people of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the people of the Republic of Sierra Leone. ii. the minister if further to provide justification for the sale of the said - rice and explain the use to which the money has been put. J.A. Carpenter, Clerk of Parliament

HON. DAUDA KAMARA: Mr Speaker, Honourable Members, I rise to lend my voice to the nation's budget. A national budget is a point of meeting between Parliament, the Executive, Judiciary and the nation at large. That is the time we interpret politics into policy to see whether declarations at elections are matched by achievements. A budget tells how serious an elected government is prepared to conduct the affairs of the nation. That is the thrust of my contribution. Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, I shall make close reference to foreign relations factors. I would start with a letter addressed to Members of this Parliament regarding the donation of rice from the Republic of Libya because, in my view, it has a strong budgetary bearing. A letter was written informing Members of this Parliament that the government of Libya had donated 2,000 metric tons of rice, equivalent to 40,000 bags of rice and that 1,500 bags were allocated to Members of Parliament at a cost of Le 24,000 a bag. If this money is paid, then it would among to Le 36,000,000. If the entire stock is sold at the same price, it would total Le 96, 000,000.

Now, Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, the curious thing is that proceeds from the sales are not going to be paid into the Consolidated Fund but into the account of a government ministry. The question is: why is the money not going to be paid into the Consolidated Fund? I ask this question, Mr. Speaker, because we were in government and I was an ambassador for this country. I know the drawback after donations are converted into money. I am appealing, therefore, to my colleagues not to buy this rice (Undertones). (unedited)



Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 10:30:44 07/02/07 ()
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Thank you for such help. Our people believe in rumours and not try to find out the reality of the matters they speak about. I will appreciate any other information relating to this issue, especially why the money was paid to a ministry and not to the Consolidated Fund as deamnded by the HOn. dauda Kamara. thank you again.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Help Chez
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Date Posted: 12:57:40 07/02/07 ()
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AWARENESS TIMES

Libya Rice Saga in Sierra Leone: What Kabbah Said Exactly One Year Ago
By President Kabbah
Jun 29, 2007

However, we encountered severe resource constraints to finance this scheme. Consistent with our commitment to enhancing the social well being of our people, when we received ship loads of rice from the Chinese, French, Libyan and Italian Governments as commodity aid in 2001 and 2002, we sold it at concessionary rates to our people, with the following amounts realized: Libyan Food Aid: Le2,027,684,370 - Italian Food Aid: Le579,260,100 - French Food Aid: Le558,364,154 - Chinese Food Aid: Le961,599,184
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STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT,
ALHAJI DR AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH ON THE OCCASION OF
THE LAUNCHING OF THE SOCIAL SAFETY NET (SOCIAL ASSISTANCE) SCHEME ON
THURSDAY, 29th JUNE 2006 (Exactly One Year Ago)

SALUTATIONS!

Let me join the Chairman and other speakers to heartily welcome you all to this gathering, which has been rightly described as the first of its kind in the history of this country, and probably in many other countries particularly in Africa. In our desire to promote the general wellbeing of the people of this country, my Government is today taking another giant step forward by launching the first ever Social Assistance Programme (or Social Safety Net Scheme) in the country. We are proud to be part of this history.

Before I proceed to do the launching, let me first of all make a few remarks.

Post-conflict countries like Sierra Leone often face a range of social protection needs, which may include:

*an increase in the number of persons without work or income support;

*the emergence of vulnerable groups such as widows, widowers, orphans, disabled, etc.

Therefore, an appropriate social protection system is crucial in promoting social justice and peace that support the vulnerable amongst us.

Mr. Chairman, it is precisely as a result of these considerations, among others, that in my inaugural address to the nation during the State Opening of the First Session of the First Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone in 1996, I committed my Government to addressing the deepening poverty situation in our country, in all its manifestations. As in 1996 then, it is still my firm conviction that the most precious gift to workers and their dependants in retirement is an effective National Social Security Scheme. Those who give their best years to the service of their nation deserve a comfortable life in retirement. This remains the driving force behind the establishment of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT).

NASSIT as you may know attracted criticisms and misgivings from some quarters when it was being established. After four years of commitment and hard work, NASSIT is not only a reality today, but has become a huge success.

Mr. Chairman,

The social protection provided by NASSIT is for those of our compatriots who have contributed to the scheme during their working lives up to and until their retirement at 60. This leaves out a large number of other vulnerable persons - our compatriots who are already 60 years and above, and who never had the opportunity to contribute to NASSIT. These people, old and perhaps now incapacitated, may have, in their own little way, contributed towards nation-building. Some of these people may have lived a decent life only to be faced with extremely challenging circumstances in old age. In most cases, women, particularly widows in traditional customary settings are the most affected. Therefore, my Government had equally conceptualized the establishment of a Social Safety Net Scheme for this special category of the aged and other vulnerable persons.

However, unlike NASSIT, which is a Contributory Scheme by the active working population, the Social Safety Net/Social Assistance Programme is a non-contributory programme, which will rely heavily on Government and the support of the private sector and our development partners. My Government has already opened a separate Account for this purpose, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that appropriate budgetary provision is always made by Government for this programme.

Mr. Chairman,

The current budget basket of the scheme has been developed from several sources.

When we were setting up NASSIT, we realized that it needed to be complemented by a Social Safety Net Scheme. However, we encountered severe resource constraints to finance this scheme. Consistent with our commitment to enhancing the social well being of our people, when we received ship loads of rice from the Chinese, French, Libyan and Italian Governments as commodity aid in 2001 and 2002, we sold it at concessionary rates to our people, with the following amounts realized:

Libyan Food Aid - Le2,027,684,370

Italian Food Aid - Le579,260,100

French Food Aid - Le558,364,154

Chinese Food Aid - Le961,599,184

These funds were invested, yielding an interest of Le345,487,497.24. The Government also augmented these resources with dividends it received from the Rokel Commercial Bank in 2001 in the sum of Le571,069,200.00.

Part of the funds from these sources was later utilized as seed money to set up NASSIT as a first step in the establishment of a comprehensive National Social Security System. We thank all these friendly countries for having provided such valuable assistance. I am sure that they will be pleased that their assistance has been used in such a constructive way especially when one recalls that in the past such food aid was either shared among politicians and other government functionaries or otherwise misappropriated. Today NASSIT, being in a good financial standing, has been able to pay back over Le5.3 billions towards the establishment of the Social Safety Net Scheme. Additional support to the scheme amounting to Le5 billion will be made by government sometime in the future, as a demonstration of our strong commitment to, and faith in the value of the potential contribution of this scheme to the general well being of our people. The total amount available for the operation of the Social Safety Net Scheme is now about Le5.7 billion. Since all the money is not going to be spent at the same time and NASSIT is not going to charge administrative costs for administering the Scheme, the bulk of the money will be invested and the returns from such invested funds will be placed into the Safety Net Scheme account to ensure its sustainability.

Mr. Chairman,

Beneficiaries of the Social Safety Net Scheme comprise:

** The Disabled

** Widows and Widowers

** The Aged

** Children up to 15 years, who lost contacts with their parents during the war and are still separated and

** Orphans

The Social Safety Net Scheme will ensure that eligible beneficiaries have:

(a) basic provision for food

(b) reasonable housing

(c) access to basic health care

(d) access to rehabilitation in the case of the disabled.

Those eligible for the Programme should:

(a) have no regular income;

(b) have no other regular means of support;

(c) unable to work;

(d) must be sixty years and above except for separated children, orphans and the disabled.

Scrupulous efforts will be made to ensure that only those that meet the strict eligibility criteria benefit from this Scheme.

Mr. Chairman, my Government is finalizing plans for the construction of moderate homes in each of the 12 districts for those who fall in these categories and who may prefer to be at those homes. A number of consultants and Programme officials of the Social Safety Net programme will shortly undertake visits to the districts and chiefdoms with the view, in consonance with all stakeholders, to identifying suitable sites for these construction activities to take place.

In a bid to facilitate the effective take-off of the scheme, a nation-wide sensitization exercise was embarked upon, in all the 149 Chiefdoms in the twelve (12) districts in the Provinces and in twenty-one (21) communities in the seven wards in the Western Area. A Pilot Verification exercise was undertaken in November 2005 in some parts of the country to determine potential beneficiaries. I am informed that all stakeholders welcomed the idea and are anticipating a successful implementation of the Programme.

Mr. Chairman, in conclusion I wish to emphasize that the success of the Social Safety Net Scheme should be the concern of every citizen. Social Safety Net Committees have been established in all Chiefdoms across the country with a responsibility, among others, to identify eligible persons. I am pleased to announce that these Committees are providing voluntary service to their communities, a practice, which is very highly commendable. We all have a collective responsibility to ensure the success of this Programme. By so doing, we would have been, in diverse ways, our "brothers' keepers".

I now have great pleasure in launching the Social Assistance Programme otherwise known as the Social Safety Net Scheme, and I wish it every success.

I thank you all for your attention.

Culled from www.statehouse.sl


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Not relevant
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Date Posted: 13:05:28 07/02/07 ()
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What does this have to do with Kabbah stealing more rice than reported in his alleged speech?

Produce a speech where Kabbah acknowledged that he recieved the rice in the quantities reprted by Gaddafi and the fuel, vehicles and monies that he also said he gave to President kabbah for the people of Sierra leone.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: ?? Sir
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Date Posted: 14:25:51 07/02/07 ()
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What a job...
Everytime, a President receives a donation, he must make a speech to that effect.
Bo nor kill me with laugh..


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Help
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Date Posted: 12:29:15 07/02/07 ()
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You are quite welcome, Bra Chez.

I remain to be the humble servant that wants to eradicate ignorance amongst our peoples so that rumours are verified before being acted upon as that rowdy crowd did yesterday in Freetong.

Sengbe


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 12:57:27 07/02/07 ()
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EDUCATION! EDUCATION! EDUCATION! EDUCATION! EDUCATION!
Should be our new goverment's priority. lLike you rightly said, to dispense with ignorance amongst our people. thank you again my compatriot.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: SLPP
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Date Posted: 13:09:49 07/02/07 ()
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HONESTY! HONESTY! HONESTY! HONESTY! HONESTY among SLPP politicians. That is the most needed priority for the corrupt SLPP.

ACCOUNTABILITY (jailing SLPP thieves) is the priority for the next government.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Patriot
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Date Posted: 10:18:47 07/02/07 ()
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" kabbah, Berewa, momodu and others are born from lowly beginnings and through God's blessing, and their determination - they are able to be were they are today."

You are the one spreading lies, Chez. Kabbah, Berewa, Koroma got to where they are now in the SLPP because they STOLE salone money.

We know people who rose from humble beginnings and made good through their hard work and God's blessing. Kabbah, berewa, and Koroma are not one of those people. They are thieves.

Every major donor has said Kabbah is the head of a corrupt SLPP government. So only an idle SLPP apologist would go and file a freedom of information request to find out what the looting SLPP did to British aid. We already know because DFID has already told us what the Beoku Betts commission told the world in 1968: That Kabbah is a thief.

For once, put your country above the thieveing SLPP trio of Kabbah, Berewa and Koroma. God don't like ugly ( I am not refering only to Berewa).


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:56:25 07/02/07 ()
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Show anyone before the kabbah and co came to pwer that the following statement relates to:

"We know people who rose from humble beginnings and made good through their hard work and God's blessing."

I will be happy to objectively comment on them


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Patriot
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Date Posted: 11:01:32 07/02/07 ()
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You are now trying to change the subject. We are not talking about the people who rose from humble beginings. We are talking only about the SLPP trio of Kabbah, Berewa and Koroma.

Go ahead and deny that they are not leaders of a govenrment that has been fingered by every major aid donor as corrupt. I am waiting for you to "objectively comment on them."


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Wianakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:37:09 07/02/07 ()
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I have on numerous occasions highlighted the problem the present government has. kabbah' is not a saint and so are the leaders in previous regimes. I have criticised kabbah's appointments and other issues. i do not want to go into to that now. The day we stop spreading untrue rumours that have devastating consequencies the better our country will be. the issue of this rice or more rice needs to explained to the people and this was done. if you have any proof that government received rice or more rice from donors and did not inform parliament, then bring such evidence forward to the people or the parliamentarian who represents you - do you know the parliamentarian that represents the constituency you haile from? listen my fellow - get evidence of i will stop responding to you. i am not learning anything from you. You said nevill said that kabbah stole rice and sold the lot. Where is the evidence. the government said, this matter was brought to the attention of parliament and the matter was discussed further - evidence was presented. Show me the reason why i should contniue my learning process with you? Bring me the evidence, good fellow, and we will learn from each other. Thanks


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
To: All
Date Posted: 12:05:57 07/02/07 ()
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"The day we stop spreading untrue rumours that have devastating consequencies the better our country will be. the issue of this rice or more rice needs to explained to the people and this was done."

You are the one who continues to spread rumours. To repeat it for the unpteenth time, Presidnet Kabba is not accused only of stealing rice!

He is accused of a theft of multiple shipments of rice, AND vehicles, AND money, etc. So, by what stretch of your blindly supporting SLPP imaginatiion does a self-serving press release about a shipment of rice issued by the same government which is headed by the accused thief "explain" the multifarious acfcusations of theft?

Don't you know what the word "explains" means?

If you belive that an accused thief need only issue a press release and he would have explained his theft, why don't you ask President Kabbah to abolish the courts of law?

Then, when someone steals from your house, all you will get from him is an "explanation" that he had stolen from someone else's house, not yours!

Look Chez, like I told you earlier today, you are talking nonsense. If Kabbah believes that he has an explanation, let him present it to an INDEPENDENT legal forum -- such as an independent commission of enquiry.

Otherwise, let him stop fooling himself that he has "explained" his alleged theft. Only a blind SLPPer like you and your kind would be fooled by such foolish talk.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 09:59:25 07/02/07 ()
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I have no clue.DO you justify his arrest?Is it the only method the government should use to explain to the nation by intimidating and detaining Journalists?


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 10:05:11 07/02/07 ()
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it is wrong not to grant bail to an individual under the laws of our country. However, police have certain powers to apply to a magistrate or of similar authority for the extended detention of an individual they suspect has committed a crime. in this case the situation has caused more problems not by the arrest of Neville but by his publications. read the article below of call home and they will tell you the current situation. We do not want such. There are people who are ready to benefit from these disturbances. Are you happy that our people are reacting this way to reports by a journalist?


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
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Date Posted: 10:31:50 07/02/07 ()
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Like some forumite told you already, your article misses the boat. You don't blame the symptoms for causing an illness -- you blame the CAUSE.

Wake up, Chez and see that it is your SLPP tiffman who is the cause of this current problem. He is the one who is accused of stealing rice donated to Salone. He is the one who has refused to establish a commission of inquiry to get to the truth of the allegations against him. He is the one who, before that, tried to cover up the truth by intimidating a journalist.

So, forget the nonsense article. Look to the truth: Kabbh the thief is the cause of this proble. He should not have stolen Salone rice like he stole Salone money 40 years year and was banned for life from holding public office for his looting.


Subject: Re: FAO: JOURNALIST
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 11:06:31 07/02/07 ()
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I refer you to the following parliamentary discussion that took place in parliament in december 2006. It may help you in your judgement. Kabbah's recklessness turned self-conceit is the cause of this problem. i believe that he is not a thief but surrounded by brothers and sisters, so hungry and lacking foresight, makes all believe he has done something which in my judgement, he has not done.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 11:03:20 07/02/07 ()
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I refer you to the following parliamentary discussion that took place in parliament in december 2006. It may help you in your judgement. Kabbah's recklessness turned self-conceit is the cause of this problem. i believe that he is not a thief but surrounded by brothers and sisters, so hungry and lacking foresight, makes all believe he has done something which in my judgement, he has not done.


Subject: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!!
From: Journalist
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Date Posted: 11:06:35 07/02/07 ()
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And I will again refer you to the posting below. It should help you understand that Kabbah is not accused of failing to discuss in parliament. He is accused of stealing Liyan aid, including rice, vehicle, fuel and money.

Tryu to understand the difference betwe3en that and a discussion about a single shipment of rice. Niow, try to also undertstand this anser to your diversionary point:

Posted by Journalist on July 02, 2007 at 10:57:32:

In Reply to: Re: CLEMENCY FOR THE IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALIST NEVILLE!!! posted by Chez Winakabs Europe on July 02, 2007 at 10:43:05:

"This will help you understand that this government did not hide the rice issue from the public - every parliamentarian knew about the rice and it was there responsiblity to have convenyed such, on a local, level to their constituents."

I have already warned you about relying on the SLPP mouthpeice for facts. The rice referred to in the thar newspaper's article is NOT the only rice or even the only Liyan aid at issue. So, stop confusing aplles for oranges.

Like I said, if kabbah is not guitly of repeating his theft of salone money from his last looting of SLP The people of Salone will not be intimated either by your wolf cries of "let us not have force" or by lies from your thieviong SLPP.


Subject: Sierra leone Muslims in Somerset
From: med
To: All
Date Posted: 23:38:25 07/01/07 ()
Email Address: aminah@usa.com
Entered From: pool-72-82-202-124.cmdnnj.east.verizon.net at 72.82.202.124

Message:
How about also look into fixing the problems in the Sierra Leone Jamaats in Somerset?


Subject: Professor enters cyberspace race.
From: Salone Internet Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 18:33:28 07/01/07 ()
Email Address: see-all@three-eye.com
Entered From: 5ac87e70.bb.sky.com at 90.200.126.112

Message:
Coming soon (under construction)


Subject: Re: Professor enters cyberspace race.
From: Salone boy
To: All
Date Posted: 03:49:53 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 114-64-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.64.114

Message:
Congratulations Peep. When a nation fortune is being turned turn upside down, we need a fearless individual to rise up for that Nation. With the creation of an online news outlet for Peep, Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora will find a source for credible news stories devoid of bootlicking and sensationalism.
Bravo Peep and we will stand by you whenever the Kabbah/Berewa try to stifle your freedom.


Subject: Re: THE MORE, THE MERRIER Professor enters cyberspace race.
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 20:09:14 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Richard Gordon, you and your newspaper are welcome. I am sure many Sierra Leoneans welcome you too. The more newspapers online, the merrier. There will more news reports, different perspectives and indeed democracy will flourish ever so more.

I like your layout.Seems there are very good web designers back home.

Welcome, me man. WELCOME, WELCOME.


Subject: How to track Edmond Koker
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 11:54:58 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Edmond B. Koker, Ph.D.
Professor
418 Jenkins Science Center
Phone: 252-335-3245
Fax:
ebkoker@mail.ecsu.edu

Stay Tuned his home address and telephone number car license plate number, and other pertinent facts of this very well known "GRONIDGE" will be posted on this site. Full Exposure is the only way to curb the excesses of this base less specimen of the human race.


Subject: Re: How to track Edmond Koker
From: So tired of you two
To: All
Date Posted: 12:26:19 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
I am 25 years old with a 5-year old son and my dad is withing your age group. And as you, Alieu and Sengbe, can imagine, I am old or young enough to be your son. In as much, I expect both of you to act your age when you are not in your bedroom with your wives. Unfortunately, both of you grandpas lack the discipline necessary to socialize among younger folks like me. Honestly, I sometimes dream of kicking both of your rear ends to instil some morals in your childish skulls. Unfortunately, it is not possible.


Meanwhile, I will suggest you both talk to other forumites like Critical thinker, Kabs Kanu, Cadmus, Chez, Loggy, Alie Formeh Kamara, Bra Enviable, Farrah Marrah, Hashim Daboh and many others. What do you two think might be running through their heads about your behavior? Yet both of you want us to consider you as educated and heads of families. What families are you two heading? I really want to know big men bigfool.
Now both of you can rain mammy curses on me now. But bear in mind that those mammy curses will not hurt me as much as those I will render you because of you bigman bigfoolness.


Subject: Re: How to track Edmond Koker
From: NIGHTMARE
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:50 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
iS IT THE GREY HAIRED GUY WITH THE DOG LOOKING FACE THE SKEWED TIE WITH MANY COLORS AND THE STUPID LOOK ON HIS FACE


Subject: Re: How to track Edmond Koker
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:17:00 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
No! I am the guy in white "square checkered" linen shirt. Don't I look handsome?


Subject: Re: How to track Edmond Koker
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:06:27 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
So! why do you want to track me?

All of that stuff is general information that is obtainable by anyone, if you are important. You are not that important to me to want to do that to you.

Why are you so testy, little boy?

I never mentioned you by name in that comic relief piece I wrote yesterday. The musings must be true then. Are they?

Track me if you must. But be warned that I am very well protected.

Have a calm day.


Subject: Re: Edmond Koker IS IT TRUE THAT YOU ARE SEXUAL DEVIANT
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 12:13:11 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
EDMUND KOKER THATNKS FOR RESPONDING. WILL YOU PLEASE RESPOND TO THE GUY DOWN THER WHO IS ACUSING YOU OF BEING A SEXUAL DEVIANT? iS IT TRUE THAT YOU TRIED TO HAVE SEX WITH YOUR SISTERS DAUGHTERS? iS IT ALSO TRUE THAT ON YOUR LAST TRIP TO SIERRA LEONE THAT YOU HAD SEX WITH A BLOOD RELATIVE AND PROMISED TO BRING HER TO THE us AND SINCE YOUR RETURN HAVE FAILED TO COMMUNICATE. IS IT TRUE THAT ON YOUR TRIPS TO SA LONE YOU HAVE USED YOUR SUPERIOR FINANCIAL ABILITY OVER THE NATIVES TO HAVE SEX WITH UNDER AGE GIRLS?

pLEASE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS AND DONT ASK FOR HELP NOW ITS JUST YOU AND ME LETS SEE HOW FUNNY YOU THINK THESE ISSUES ARE.


Subject: FOR KABS-KANU: THE TRUTH ABOUT COCORIOKO FORUM
From: LongTime Forunite
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:47 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
Kabs-Kanu,


You deserve a great award for your patriotism and hard work in ensuring that a public forum that serves our diverse communities continues to click. However, I venture to state that your hard work will continued to be tattered as long as three forumites continue to post here: They are Alieu Iscandari, Sengbe Konouwah and Mohamed Jalloh. These three are behind all the rudeness in this forum. Alieu single-handedly tore down the now difunct Africaonline with his trade-mark 'mamy-cuses'. He is doing the same thing on this forum. Sengbe is in the habit of provoking other forumites while Mohamed Jalloh like Alieu resorts to 'mamy-cuses', albeit under different handles (monikers), once he sees the name Sengbe. In fact with Jalloh any posts that criticizes him comes from Sengbe and Jalloh's usual responses are laced with profanities.

Kabs, please sum up the courage to ban these three guys for life and you see how this forum will become better.
Thanks.


Subject: Re: FOR KABS-KANU: THE TRUTH ABOUT COCORIOKO FORUM
From: FORUM VETERAN
To: All
Date Posted: 16:21:22 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-166-099-181.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.166.99.181

Message:
You were doing fine until you mentioned the name Jalloh. Then your ignorance showed. That is one man who never has used profanity. Get that? Never.

So, try again. Your smear attempt did not work. It is liars like you that Kabs must ban so decscent people like Mr. Jalloh will return to this forum.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: ANOTHER LONGER TIME FORUMITE
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:42 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Long time Forumite I have been on all of the forums for the past 12 years. I was on Africa Online and Alieu was NOT the reason why africa online was closed. Lets place the blame where it must. I have been an avid reader of the things that Alieu writes on these frorums since he caused the set up of the NUP forum when he penned a very briliant letter sent around the world to John Benjamin on the excesses of the NPRC. That letter was so briliantly written that John Benjamin who at the time was running as the presidential candidate for the NUP, thought it fit to open up a forum where sierra leoneans can post their gripes.

What I have observed is that Alieu is a very tempremental man and he is bound to react to provocation from certain people. As soon as I read the post by EDmond Koker I knew that it would create problems. Edmond Koker insinuated that at Alieus Party, there must have been some drug use there by his use of the term THC consumption. To you it may be funny but to many of us an allegation such as that is defamatory. You may have reacted differently had it been you, but Alieu has a right to react in the manner he did and let the chips fall where they may.

Many people on this forum insult others and alieu is no exception. There have been insults of alieus mother by monikers believed to belong to Edmond Koker. What we must exhort Kabbas Kanu to do is to prohibit mende tribalists like EDMOND KOKER from posting and watch how great this forum will become


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: LongTime Forumite
To: All
Date Posted: 15:29:14 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
It does not seem that you have been around long enough to know the origins of the 'bad blood' between Sengbe and Alieu. Alieu has always been in the habit of insulting Mendes. He has called Mendes cannibals and has levelled all sort of derogatory remarks against them. Due to this behavior, almost all the Mende guys ( I am not one of them) have at one time or the other clashed with Alieu on different Sierra Leone forums. Sengbe seems to be the one Mende guy that has prolonged this clash by getting at Alieu any time he has the opportunity. So as long as these guys keep posting here the problem will continue. On the contrary ban them and see if this forum will not attract many sound minds.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: ANOTHER LONGER TIME FORUMITE
To: All
Date Posted: 18:28:31 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Long time, I have been here long enough and have read AI's so called controversial pieces from his days at leonenet and through all the other forums. I have read most if not all of AI's postings on the issue of insulting mendes and to the best of my knowledge I do not recall any post that could be characterized in any objective way as an insult on mendes. If you have any such documents or reference to any such documents please post it for all to see.

The unadulterated truth, is that AI has posted materials about the alleged cannibalism charges leveled against the Kamajors who are mende. He has NEVER to the best of my knowledge made any statement or written anything that categorically states that ALL mendes are cannibals. This is untrue and to characterize it as such would be unfair to AI.

The truth is that AI has been very outspoken on all issues relevant to the country we ALL love so dearly. The Truth is that some people like Sengbe cannot take it. Go back and look at the origin of the most present fracas. It was Sengbe that posted something derrogatory about AI and wants to pass it off as humour. If it were humor it was wry indeed.

If we must judge, we must do so fairly. If we want Peace we must tell the objective truth.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 19:57:56 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Damage control at its worst.

Did Sengbe mention him by name in that piece?

Did Sengbe not "roast" even his Mende people, Temene people, Bra Cornie, Bra Yaya, ex-Poochie J, Pa Kabbah, etc, in that piece?

Did Bra Cornie, or Bra Yaya, per se, take offense in such a manner and curse out Sengbe's parents in such a gross manner as a consequence of that parody?

It is a case of HATEFULNESS that you may not understand fully.

Your defence in this case is very weak, my "friend".

Go defend another [nut] case.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: ANOTHER LONGER TIME FORUMITE
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:24 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Did Sengbe mention him by name in that piece?

You did not have to mention him in that oiece for regular forumites to know who you were talking about. In fact if you had named AI, in that post it would have been overkill.

You dont have that kind of a relationship with AI where you can make stupid comments about alleged drug use at his party. Your statements were reckless. If his response as you put it, is hatefulness then you caused that hatefulness upon yourself. You are a very crude individual and you are treading on quick sand when you mess with that brother because there are many of us who would go to bat for him. As far as we see it AI is probably one of the very few forumites, not including you, who are objectively reasonable in their posts on this forum.

Cornie or yayah did not take any offense because you did not make the same stupid defamatory insinuations about them. Lets put it this way what if someone makes a pst about a certain unnamed individual who teaches at Elizabeth State in North Carolina, is a memeber of the SLPP, a supporter of kamajors, who has been accused of having sex with underage girls how would you react? Would cry foul, would you frantically call Kabbs Kanu to delete the thread? It wouldnt be funny to you would it? Why not? Might it be because the post was inherrently defamatory and untrue? Now if all of your answers to the above are in the affirmative then you would understand how AI feels and if I was he I would fht back in the way he did which is to insult your mother as a way of getting back under your nails.

So how do you feel to have the sacred name of your mother who you claim you love so much be dragged in the dirt? The same way other people feel when you drag their own mothers in the dirt under your numerous names. Do you remember the post that you made in response to someoneelse who you though was AI and you said that you had slept with the persons mother and that the persons name started with an I and ended with an I. Funny the name Iscandari satrts with an I and ends with an I were you referring to him then?

You see here are thos of us who follow this site very well and we een save many of the posts here for posteritys sake. Even when you dont see IP numbers being displayed, they are being displayed and we know who writes here.

Now go ahead and act up like you always would. Someday you may see reason and hopefully you are not too old to have figured it out.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:48:43 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
I will not waste my precious time on a MALICIOUS LIAR such as yourself.

I will let the good Lord heap everlasting DAMNATION upon you, and yours for ALL those LIES you've stated in your piece that I am NOT even aware of.

So let it.

Bye!!!


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: ANOTHER LONGER TIME FORUMITE
To: All
Date Posted: 14:46:13 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
and just as I thought you cannot take the truth and your usual response has been to act up in an infantile manner.

See ya You are not worth reasoning with. No insults from me but if you want to know why things are as they are between you and AI, Look inwards and you will see why. Who or what gives you the gumption to call anyone on this forum a drug addict or insinuate that. You think about it you education places you in a position where you are held to a higher standard much more than people like the other slpp person who writes as Alpha Saidu Bangura. You are way above that guy in education but one cannot tell by the way you behave. You are very vindictive and petty.

AI has never accused all mendes of any crimes. But he has accused Kamajors of committing crimes against humanity. You just hate him because he has been brave enough to bring these things which I am sure as a mende man like me you would want to keep secret. But should you keep secret something as dastardly as cannibalism? Dont hate AI hate those amongst your tribe who have let the "bones out of the bag" no pun intended.

You can be a great contributor to the sierra leone cause but you have chosen to be the great instigator and the great divider. Do you remember when AI made a contribution about changing the traffic laws and your contribution to that debate was to accuse him of PLAGIARISM? Now lets put the shoe on the other fot what if someone were to accuses you of being a fraud in your much touted work with utilising your knowledge of chemistry to fight cancer. How would you feel? What if that person was a sierra leonean brother whose duty it should be to uphold your achievements and your contributions rather than put them down. How would you feel then? Sometimes you may have to put you self in other peoples shoes and see how they feel.

I am going to try to bring out the reasonable you. I am determined to do that. Without Insults.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: sheriif
To: All
Date Posted: 14:15:42 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Sengbe, here is advice for you: Stop teasing people or other ethnic groups. If you dont stop it's possible that a crazy somebody from here wouldone day go to elizabeth city university in north carolina to look for you. what will you do then? Run?


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: FORUM VETERAN
To: All
Date Posted: 13:37:30 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-166-099-181.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.166.99.181

Message:
I will not waste my precious time on a MALICIOUS LIAR such as yourself.

------------------------

You should have given yourself that advice before you started spewing your malicious lies about people you don't know and will never have the privilege of knowing.

You are reaping the fruits of your lack of home training.



Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:23:05 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
LongTime Forumite, you truly know the genesis of why I do not like that guy, in return.

He HATES us Mendes.

I do NOT care if his first, second, and third wives are Mendes or not. And that 70% of his so-called "friends" are Mendes [that is what he states when he is pushed in a corner over his outright BIGOTRY against us, and I know that statement is a damned LIE].

How can anyone of S/Leonean heritage who claims to be nationalistic, and PATRIOTIC show such gross HATRED for 35% of her population? That is INSANE.

Me Mammy way born me (RIP) nar Mende woman from Daru, Jawi Chiefdom. Me Papa way born me (RIP) nar Mende man from Jimmi, Bagbo Chiefdom. Me nar full-blooded Mende man, ehn ar proud of da fact day. Ehn me nar full-blooded S/Leoneon by birth also. No one is going to constantly INSULT me, my people, and by extrapolation, my peoples (ALL S/LEONEANS), and get away with it without me fighting back.

You state and I quote:

"...Sengbe seems to be the one Mende guy that has prolonged this clash by getting at Alieu any time he has the opportunity..."

May be the rest of them are "bloody sissies". Not me.

You constantly show hate toward me and my peeps, I show you the same. I do not turn the other cheek as most of them would do in their petrified acquiescent stance collectively on issues such as this.

"Mu doe Ngewor ma" (lef am gee God), they would perhaps state. Not me.

Me na KAMAJOR. U bring war to me, ar go bett u heart out of u chest in the fight.

If u start the war with me, na me go finish ahm, standing up.

The boy too passmark.

I know it seems harsh to state these things on such a forum, but somebody needs to check that "motha" before he wrecks himself in na we Sa Lon.

Why show such gross hatred toward your own countrymen? Who does he think he is, to constantly decry my people in such barbaric terms on the www? I will NEVER stand for that.

I yearn to meet him face-to-face one fine day, so that I can really "communicate" my feelings toward him and his ilk.

HATE DOES NOT PAY, ONLY LOVE WILL.

Based on Biology, I am a Mendeman first, a SaLonMui, and an American. I am very proud of that order, because GOD made it so.

"Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER" - the title reads.

SO?

I am NOT ashamed of that fact.

My preference is to write under the moniker of "Sengbe Konouwah" on this forum to preserve communality, and collegiality on this forum.

Should my Mother be abused for that reason? Because somebody told him that I do not want my real identity to be known.

I am a FREE-BORN. That is why I became a Professor, and a Research Scientist. It affords me the FREEDOM to operate to my own tune.

I fear no one, but GOD.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 20:18:55 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
"Me na KAMAJOR. U bring war to me, ar go bett u heart out of u chest in the fight. "

"If u start the war with me, na me go finish ahm, standing up. "

And where did the Kamajors end ? Jail and the dustbin of history . We are glad for the Special Court because it is this court that stopped you from eating the hearts and flesh of your people .So your bragging about being a kamajor is disgraceful.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 21:34:29 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
But where would your country be today without them, while you languish somewhere overseas?

In the hands of Foday, and the sobels.

I guess that is what you wanted all along. But it didn't happen, did it?

"...And where did the Kamajors end? Jail and the dustbin of history..."

The ones that survived the war ended up in their towns and villages of origin.

Only two are in detention, NOT jail, as you erroneously stated.

"...We are glad for the Special Court because it is this court that stopped you from eating the hearts and flesh of your people..."

Wrong again!! They won the war for you and every conscientious S/Leonean.

"...So your bragging about being a kamajor is disgraceful..."

Wrong for the third straight time.

What is really DISGRACEFUL is waging a war of plunder on your own INNOCENT people at the behest of foreigners; committing very barbaric atrocities against them, as your folks in the sobel and ruf organizations did; and refusing to fulfill the oath to defend them as soldiers in the national army. Was it not for the brothers in the CDF you'd be wailing a different song, if you are really patriotic.

Anyway, I have to go home now. Enough of this chat with ingrates.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: Tamba
To: All
Date Posted: 06:09:13 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-166-099-181.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.166.99.181

Message:
But where would your country be today without them, while you languish somewhere overseas?
_________________________

It would be a country with no history of canibalism.

It would also be a country without people like you who see nothing wrong with killing and eating your fellow human beings just to return thieves like Tejan Kabba and his thieving SLPP to power.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: DISGUSTED
To: All
Date Posted: 17:08:53 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-166-099-181.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.166.99.181

Message:
You nar jes unbrought up porsin.

Like they say, you can take the man out of the bush, but you can't take the bush out of the man. Dat nar you. With you being about 60 years old, you too old to be acting like an illbred brat.


Subject: Re:Sengbe Konouwah is DR. EDMOND KOKER
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:06:49 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-197-104-25.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 71.197.104.25

Message:
Greetings my brothers and sisters. It is said, "examples are better than precepts." I am convinced that the examples we portray are majority a time, an expose of what we actually are. It is with this characterization sensible people view us most of the time. But it is important and intelligent to understand that no one is accountable for the act of another person. You are accountable for what you say, and sometimes what we say will have grave future impact on us especially, when we have no justifiable reason for saying or acting in a such a way.
It is evident that a gathering that constitutes the simple-minded, the out-come of such a gathering will be simple mindedness. But when a forum is comprised of greater percentage of well informed dialogue, the tendency for such knowledge-base discuss to serve as a parameter for civil discuss and better product is great. We tend to miss that guide from time to time therefore, hate or vehement disagreements ensue that result in low-down contrives. Sometimes, I tend to look at it that most of these are means of relaxation or relaxing the mind since certain people spend a good amount of time here therefore, they need to relax from time to time, sometimes at the expense of others and our nation.
By and lager, we ought to realize that images are at stake when certain words of miss characterized verbiage are employed but to a larger extent, some of these jargon or insults are considered by educators as the lack of appropriate terminology, information or vocabulary therefore, we are sometimes forced to adopt the methods sometime employed here that you ladies and gentlemen men are in reference with. It is based on this reason certain miss-characterized displays are ignored by greater thinkers who can understand concepts.
Nonetheless, the frequency of the usage of misguided verbiage is what has encouraged me to presume that as touchy as the subjects discussed here are, it is imperative that some people blow steam. But let us be mindful that regardless of the nature of these disagreements, we hold the symbol of and are obliged to exercise caution, sincerity in civility, knowing that our interest is, should be and must be our beloved nation and the future of generations to come and ourselves.
It is in this vain I sometimes wonder why some of us are aggravated when a member or members seek to push for a better future. How can one get mad about another person's desire to push for a better tomorrow especially when you have got what you considered is your best or "the best". It is evident that you were able to do so because you were fortunate to go to school, where one is trained to discuss soundly. But why should be vexed at another the way it is sometimes done here beats me. Let us be respectful of one another regardless of the difference in credentials or profession, tribe, or section, party affiliation or female affiliations. (well I don't have that problem my girlfriends are always in sight. So I am not worried about another man's. smile)
On a serious note, this forum could or be a training ground pending on how proficiently and judiciously it is employed. Here we can know who the brains of Sierra Leone are, not based solely on how articulate they deliver but their ability to conceptualize and deal with another mankind judiciously, guided by moral, ethical conduct guided by the advancement in the studies many have undertaken, which are meant to transform us to better thinkers and civil doers.
Do not have time: studying.
How ya doing!


Subject: Re: FOR KABS-KANU: THE TRUTH ABOUT COCORIOKO FORUM
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:48 07/01/07 ()
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Hello LongTime Forumite! How are you doing today?

Most of what you've written is quite true about those two guys, but I beg to differ with you when you state my inclusiveness in being "behind all the rudeness in this forum". Only those two guys are guilty of that.

On the other hand, "me day jus throw me corn, me nor call nobody, but if the kiap fit let dem wear it".

Those two other blokes are NOT witty, and articulate enough to respond intelligently in a debate, so they resort to "mammy cuss", character assasination, and libelous defamation through GROSS LIES instead. They are so limited intellectually that they have no other recourse but to operate in the mode that you have so eloquently described.

I, Sengbe Konouwah, do not curse "mammy cuss". NEVER! But those two do out of disrespect for their own mothers, I presume.

Have a good day!

I must retire to my work now.

Love you all a lot.


Subject: REV KABS KANU
From: CADMUS
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Date Posted: 07:38:07 07/01/07 ()
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REV,

When you decided to remove the entire posting between Alieu and Sengbe, you also removed postings from other people, including myself, appealing to these two guys for peace. Why did you think it right to remove those postings.

I personally wrote a piece appealing to the two of them to cool it without taking sides, and I believe others did two.Don't you think those types of postings should remain to show that you have reasonable contributors irrespective of political affiliation?

Secondly, there are now postings of selacious nature on the forum about SENGBE,these postings may well be Defamatory,since no evidence has been supplied in support of what has been said. Are you going to request the Moderator to remove them as you RIGHTLY did in OTHER CASES? If not why not?

Do you think a reason man will think you are playing a FAIR game if fail to do so?

Consistency in the adminstration of this forum will improve confidence in some of us,who may be politicaly active, but reasonable in nature.So Rev please do the right thing.

I am not in anyway saying you are politicaly bias, you are a Sierra loenean, and so you are entitled to your own political openion, but since you established this VERY SUCCESSFUL FORUM which we all hold in high esteem,and have continued to contribute to, irrespevtive of the insults and abuses, most of it gratuitous, I must say, you should also try to be fair to one and all.

I hope you please understand what I have written before you reply.It is not an attack on you it is a suggestion.


Subject: Re: REV KABS KANU
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 07:53:27 07/01/07 ()
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Cadmus, all those postings will be removed and if the writer continues, his IP may be blocked.

The point, my brother, is that we are too busy with our regular chores. We don't have time to monitor this forum 24 hours a day. It is not easy to run such an open forum. You can never be up to date in your monitoring and deleting of objectionable stuff.

About the other posting , we just took down the whole thread because of the profanities. Your message was very good and we thank you for it. People know you are one of the responsible ones here. If we delete some and leave some, readers will be confused.They won't know what people were responding to on the forum.

PLEASE JUST BEAR WITH US. wE WILL IMPOSE SANITY ON THIS FORUM.


Subject: Re: REV KABS KANU
From: CADMUS
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Date Posted: 11:59:16 07/01/07 ()
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KABS,
Thanks for that......This is a good forum, you have done a great job, and we will keep it that way...it is good to CUSS political parties,Politic is fair game, but personal and especially MAMMI CUSS should never be tolorated.

Keep up the good work..you have our support at the SLPP.


Subject: Re: REV KABS KANU
From: APC
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Date Posted: 11:11:48 07/01/07 ()
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This forum needs some RULES bra. Couple of old folks making it hard for us to meaningfully participate.


Subject: Re: REV KABS KANU
From: Truth
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Date Posted: 07:46:42 07/01/07 ()
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"Secondly, there are now postings of selacious nature on the forum about SENGBE,these postings may well be Defamatory,since no evidence has been supplied in support of what has been said. Are you going to request the Moderator to remove them as you RIGHTLY did in OTHER CASES?"

Hypocrite CADMUS, you SLPP alakitors will never stop your corruption.

Where were you when the FIRST 'selacious nature on the forum about AKLIEU" were posted by the no-mama-blessing, Sengbe?

Bo, jes clea4r out, you Mende hypocrite.


Subject: To9 an SLPPer who want to defend impunity
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 07:35:33 07/01/07 ()
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and what we call - in Krio - korokoro ADVANTAGE - SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!


http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=22757
Your emphasis is on whether the Colonel made a public or none public declaration. The public or none-public nature of the truth is what we want to know. Did the Colonel send bags of rice etc? Gifts of rice is one of the electioneering vote winning tactics is it not or can you keep such matters secret in public Sierra Leone?
Here’s my reason for not doubting Colonel al-Qadhafi’s generosity and concern:
http://www.mathaba.net/forum/forum.shtml?x=27247
Equally important: Have the Sierra Leone authorities ever been given gifts to the nation, gifts which should have been declared, as received on behalf of the nation, but which in fact up till today have not been declared or accounted for and instead been quietly transferred into private pockets (if money) or private possession and misappropriated for utterly selfish ends, for gainful utility, if material goods?
Real bags of rice cannot just disappear like that, into thin air. They did once, long ago, under SLPP custody and the guilty could only cup up with an unspectacular explanation: that RATS had eaten a whole pyramid of rice. As Emerson would say, yes two-footed rats/ human vermin:
http://www.google.se/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4GGLJ_enSE229SE229&q=Emerson%3A+two+foot-arata
I am inclined to believe that Colonel Muammar a-Qadhafi, the good-hearted, could have made such generous sadaka to the people of Sierra, being aware of the ineffectiveness of the food security programme and its shortfalls which did not allow Mr. President Alhaji Kabbah to fulfil his promise that no one would go to bed hungry by the year 2007.
This is a question for SLPP can do and has never done any wrong fanatics to answer:
Should Mr. Neville be detained for making such a statement or should a habeas Corpus come into play as he and many others are given an opportunity to prove his case?
Like Paul Kamara, Philip Neville is of some mettle and in my opinion is being unduly harassed and perhaps intimidated and his life threatened. Your SLPP monkey boy was talking about”Satire” in his self-glorification bouts. Dr. Ed, I can show you some real satire that will make the SLPP reel and keep their heads ringing and their rickety old bone legs wobble into premature collapse.
How is Omrie Golley?
Too bad that Chief Hinga Norman didn’t receive Sierra Leone’s highest honour medals for promoting peace and stability in the country, your for a few dollars more petty minded so called nationalists and intellectuals too cowardly to challenge all the lies, spin and deceit which you knowingly acknowledge as truth like other scum bags scum bags who are and will be faithful to your corrupt SLPP to the last drop of your armchair blood as you continue to bloom like grass in your wickedness.



Subject: WHY is PIlip Neville being DETAINED?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 03:55:28 07/01/07 ()
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This was the state of official Libya-Sierra Leone relations during Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi’s visit as reported in Mathaba:

http://www.mathaba.net/news/qadhafi/

After reading JOHN MANNAH‘s “The SLPP Government should
Avoid the Temptation of using a Sledge Hammer to Kill a Fly” the following questions remain unanswered even as international eyebrows a raised about

Are there any other instances of aid or monies, goods or other types of donations ( equipment etc) being given to the people of Sierra Leone , without those who received it , reporting to the people of Sierra Leone? On the face of it, Mr. Neville and Co are suggesting that donations to the nation have been privatised by people who should be investigated and detained, even temporarily relived of their portfolio juts as was done to Dr. Prince Harding, whilst the investigation is being carried out.
They should know that as they do unto others so too it should be done unto them.

For now, it all seems to hinge on the facticity of this statement:

” Government wishes the public to know that there is absolutely no iota of truth in the publication. Colonel Ghaddafi never made such a statement nor did he make any reference to donations made to Sierra Leone. On the contrary, it was President Kabbah who, in welcoming the Libyan Leader once again reminded the public about the various items Libya has donated to Sierra Leone. ”

If indeed the colonel never made such a public statement then Mr. Neville must be given a chance to explain himself about speaking falsely.
If the colonel did make such a statement, then are we to assume that the foreign press was also too afraid to report because they are also too afraid of being detained? If the Colonel did make such a revelation public, where all could hear him at the stadium, then who should be detained?

http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=68&art_id=nw20070630110706355C346761

http://news.google.se/news?hl=en&rlz=1T4GGLJ_enSE229SE229&um=1&ct=title&ie=UTF-8&q=Philip+Neville+%28+Sierra+leone&btnG=Search+News


Subject: Re: WHY is PIlip Neville being DETAINED?
From: Alisson kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:11:39 07/02/07 ()
Email Address: villyfree@yahoo.com
Entered From: dslb-088-076-196-201.pools.arcor-ip.net at 88.76.196.201

Message:
Posted by Alisson kamara, Germany.I firmly disagree with john mannah"s article.We should be very greatful to have such journalist like Philip Neville in Sierra Leone because he is not an hypocrit and he was just trying to do his job in exposing the heartless,tribalistic,corruptive,selfish SLPP government led by Tejan Kabba and his greedy cronies.
I am really disappointed with the likes of John Mannah supporting the Kabba government in their plot in plundering the nation.Achievements SLPP:no electricity supply,Lack of water supply,embezzling the nations wealth,etc etc.Dont give up the struggle Philip Nevill!! Keep up the good job! Shame on all corrupt journalists!!


Subject: Re: WHY is PIlip Neville being DETAINED?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 04:08:20 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
Sorry, the news from Sierra Leone is


Subject: I'M A SIERRA LEONEAN
From: HI
To: All
Date Posted: 22:04:45 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
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Subject: Re: I'M A SIERRA LEONEAN
From: Me Too
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Date Posted: 04:40:36 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
That bag of shame fits over the head of one porsin. Sengbe. The idiot that begins many rudeness in this forum. Lek say ee nor geh blessing.


Subject: Re: I'M A SIERRA LEONEAN
From: bayehm'lap
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Date Posted: 06:15:12 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
what else do you expect pf someone who passes for a Koker but was born by his mothers boyfriend. De man wake up normor nar morning e wan for leh dem cuss im mama. De man nor geh blessings


Subject: MODERATOR, PLEASE DELETE ALLIEU AND SENGBE'S EXCHANGES
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 20:45:49 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
Please moderator, if you have chance, delete the exchanges between Allieu and Sengbe , as well as others. Just take down the whole thread, please.

I will send personal letters to Prof. Sengbe and Mr. Iscandari.

Readers, sorry for the profanities .We will handle the situation.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR, PLEASE DELETE ALLIEU AND SENGBE'S EXCHANGES
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 20:56:38 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
The profanities were one-sided; by iscandari, so delete his postings relative to that, if you'd like and leave my comic-relief piece alone.

In fact I think that it was so funny and witty that I would recommend forumites to make hard copies of it. I shall do so myself since it is not copyrighted and just came from the top of my head.

Rev, why are you so afraid of this mammy-cussing idiot?

I hope to face him one fine day.

ee go holler "murder".


Subject: Dr. Edmund Koker is a SEXUAL DEVIANT
From: FAMILY SECRETS
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Date Posted: 06:25:05 07/01/07 ()
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EDMUND KOKER A PROFESSOR OF SCIENCE AT ELIZABETH CITY SATATE UNIVERSITY IN NORTH CAROLINA IS A SEXUAL DEVIANT. SO SAYS FAMILY SECRETS. HE IS BELIEVE TO HAVE ATTEMPTED TO SLEEP WITH HIS SISTERS DAUGHTERS.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR, PLEASE DELETE ALLIEU AND SENGBE'S EXCHANGES
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 02:02:40 07/01/07 ()
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Message:

As far as this topic is concerned
I’m signing off here – prefer to talk to Lady Sylvia live and direct and not wash any dirty linen in public.
Re Curtis Mayfield: Dirty Laundry (in the Country…….)

Your summing up of Lady Blyden's essay:

The alleged

“theft of the ballots which were in the vault at the Bank of Sierra Leone under the auspices of the then Bank Governor S.B. Nicol-Cole. He gave those ballots to the APC which enabled them to be victorious. S.B. Nicol-Cole was rewarded as the Managing Director of the Commercial Bank.”
” If there were no veracity to this issue Sylvia will not have RANTED about it.”
” Solomon Berewa and the SLPP should be monitoring these ACTIVITIES CLOSELY.”

Not that I believe for a moment what you have to say about the ignominious SLPP loss of the entire Western area in 1967. Does this mean that we should beware of Berewa and Dr Rogie of the Central Bank where the ballot papers may find their premature way out of the vault into waiting and willing and fraudulent hands of the partisan bank governor’s benefactors and friends?

I always seem to be at the top of Sengbe’s mind.
Well, I’ve given him and the SLPP he represents the LAST before his ass turns to grass.

There a guy who was to be discovered scrawling his self-praise in the Lady’s toilets.
Methinks there is too close a collusion between Sengbe and the one who calls himself Cadmus, but it doesn’t bother me at all. They can go on licking each other’s pores or soe-foot. As Bob Dylan asks in “Temporary Like Achilles”
“How come you get someone like him to be your guard?”

I‘m used to hearing him singing, “How come you get someone like him to be your god?”

I have real people and other moral standards to admire. Have my most respected teachers and mentors.

Dr Senge and his many aliases, always trying to spoil an otherwise decent forum with their adverts about themselves and thin disguises Sengbe praising himself under another handle, asking himself questions and answering as the distinguished Dr Sengbe of Elizabeth City State University.
Nothing wrong about the name Elisabeth. My better half is called Elizabeth as in blackie boy Rogie’s “MY lovely Elisabeth”.

Reminds me of these lines from Shelley’s Ozymandias

“And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'”


Subject: Re: MODERATOR, PLEASE DELETE ALLIEU AND SENGBE'S EXCHANGES
From: J. U. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:48:39 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-53-43.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.143.53.43

Message:
It is rahter unfortunate for our community, some of you are still uncivilized despite your residence in civilized nations. I felt pitty as a Sierra Leonean to see such behaviors from grown up men. Mr. Alieu and Sengbe should go back to high scool and learn about the rules related to cyberspace.
Mr. Kabs-Kanu, please get rid of those two primitive creatures. They have no understanding about the use of cyberspace.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR, PLEASE DELETE ALLIEU AND SENGBE'S EXCHANGES
From: Forum watcher
To: All
Date Posted: 06:13:01 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
JUK go back and read the original post and you will see why AI got pissed off. AI is a regularly nice guy. This act was provoked by the skaff.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR, PLEASE DELETE ALLIEU AND SENGBE'S EXCHANGES
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 21:39:49 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
Like I have warned you before asshole, you dont know me and making false statements about me will get the reaction you just got and some more. And when you do face me one day some day you better come as a man because i am about to shove some size and a halfs up your rinky dinky pemahun and gbagbay eating ass. You got that Punk?

What may be funny to you may not be so funny to me especially when you make insinuations from which others may extrapolate wrong information about me.

Keep fucking with me and see what I will do to you EDMUND KOKER. YOU BASTARD CHILD!!!!!!


Subject: Re: MODERATOR, PLEASE DELETE ALLIEU AND SENGBE'S EXCHANGES
From: Him
To: All
Date Posted: 04:46:18 07/01/07 ()
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EDMUND KOKER. YOU BASTARD CHILD!!!!!!

Yes, he sho is.

Born of out of wedlock. Nar boyfren pikin.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR, PLEASE DELETE ALLIEU AND SENGBE'S EXCHANGES
From: u
To: All
Date Posted: 22:14:01 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Yo Momma!!


Subject: Part one: GOOD MANNERS
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 19:59:24 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
And if I said “Everyone (including KRIOS) please VOTE APC!”? (Part one: Good manners)
Would I be putting Miss Blyden’s Krios in mortal danger then?
” You May Click Here To Read or Discuss Views About This Article”, she jokes. But just try posting a reasonable comment on her so called discussion forum and it’s no entry: three O’clock, Road Block.
So the only recourse is to avail myself of the democratic Forum that is COCORIOKO – not that there are not occasionally even ugly (gongorlee) fights here. But we are men enough to endure and carry on with the struggle.
This is part one of what I think will be a response in FIVE Parts – a response to what she (S: O: has written) part two three for and five are not Cornelius talking to himself but to some of my friends. who also read what I write in this Forum.
To begin with, a word that Dr. Blyden uses a word “ hateredness” a couple of times in her article perhaps to express one of her dominant passions. Strictly speaking it is not good English. Hatred, I understand, but to me “hateredness” is foreign as an expression or an emotion perhaps a neo-Krio expression from a member of a prominent Krio family?
Another misconception that should be cleared out of the way in good time is Miss Blyden saying that she and Ms Cassandra Garber “ are several generations apart” from my understanding of the Jewish concept of generation, they are not ” several generations apart”. What (how many years, is a generation? Of course Ms Blyden is being flippant as usual and wielding a word with imprecision. She studied medicine not history, English, sociology or anthropology or journalism.....
Good home training in the true old Krio sense, that which S.E. Rogers called “good breeding” in his “Advice to School girls” is something that is obviously lacking in Miss Sylvia Blyden’s rant.

Respect for elders is an essential part of Yoruba culture and if she wants to take cover in Creoledom as a sub-tribe, she’s free to do so, but respect for elders is also part of Krio culture no matter that the Krios are not homogeneous group – even if she considers herself a rebel, headstrong and determined to be wrong.

If Miss Sylvia did not call her mother and grandmother “this old woman”, then it is indecent of her to refer to Ms Cassandra Garber in that derogatory way. Mrs Garber after all has children and grandchildren, was the principal of one of the best secondary school in Freetown Sierra Leone for a good twenty four years and that school (Freetown Secondary School for Girls) produced some of the best women of Sierra Leone at that time and today. She has earned respect and so deserves it. Even if she is to be reprimanded, it should be done respectfully, decently, like one who comes from the prominent Krio family that she boasts of, and I do know Sylvia’s father. He was the president of the Excelsior fraternity started by Mr. Lynch-Shyllon who also got a decoration from Mr. President (Kabbah) this time round.

(FSSG is the sister school to POW, Annie Walsh to SLGS and St. Edwards is always traditionally mated with the houris of St. Josephs Convent (like Mary & Joseph)

Talking about tribalism and Krios/ Creoles, let me tell you a little true story involving Babatunde Edward Blyden , Sylvia’s father – who by the way is a few years my senior. I respect him and have always respected him. Short of his advocating the re-colonisation of Sierra Leone or his recommending the re-commencement of the slave trade or denying the Holocaust, it is unthinkable that I should disrespect him verbally because we have a difference of opinion. After the debate between my team and Blyden’ Jenkins-Johnston’s’ team on the subject “Should university rules be permissive or compulsory? “ in which I represented permissive – one of the senior Economics students AMIR BAHLOO a Kenyan of Indian extraction visited me in the dorm to invite me to be a member of this very exclusive Fraternity and I felt honoured and accepted the invitation.
Even before the first meeting of Excelsior, I was approached by Francis Stevens who was campaigning to be president of the Students Union and without any hesitation I accepted to be on his side …….
Sometime after the first Excelsior meeting (we had to wear the full Monty and dinner jackets to dinner, secret handshakes etc….) well Babatunde Edward Blyden also declared his candidacy and so, I was thrown into a dilemma.” You just can’t desert the president of Excelsior to go and v support Francis Stevens “one of the Excelsior members told me. So I conveyed the same to Francis – but I didn’t get beyond saying that “Francis I*m sorry that I can’t continue to support you. Before I could go on with my explanation of why, “ He had walked away “ Mumbling something about Krioman , and it turned out that he thought that I had changed horses in midstream to saddle the Krio horse, since he was a Mende horse.
IT was the first tribalistic Student Union Election that I witnessed. People brought out their Kongomas and there was a definitive divide between Krio and “countryman” on Campus (about the election” Well there are popular myths about Krio cultural habits, that Krios feel superior to “countrymen” etc – and many of the foreign students, mostly from Nigeria, some from Ghana, many from the Gambia, Cameroon, some more form Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom
(Do you remember Bruce Reynolds???) of course more than a few post-graduate and research students , and lots of e American exchange Students, mostly from Kalamazoo, Michigan, a few Wisconsin farm girls ( looked like) and some from California – none of whom I must assure you seemed particularly Creole – well some of the African Americans were more Krio and less non-Krio………
Anyway, there was a sudden proliferation of regional consciousness on campus, in the form of meetings convened by students belonging to far away places like (The South –Eastern Students Association, OBBA old CKC Boys Etc and on a demographic basis we were able to predict the outcome of the elections. (Of course the Yoruba students we were to expect would vote for Babatunde, and this probably meant that the Igbos would cast their lot with Francis. Hausa students and other floating foreigners? Well Babatunde was the better persuader as far as rhetoric and oratory goes Francis was no match for him. However Francis won. Rather too quite and mild I thought. I used to see him with a pre-formed cringe when approaching Canon Sawyer about student matters – perhaps the same pre-formed cringe that some of our politicians approached Tony Blair, Hilary Benn and certainly Colin Powell.

Whereas Miss Sylvia Blyden might complain with a surrogate voice” What is wrong with Aunty Cassan? Tink ya ee done senile or ee done craise bah?" Miss Blyden ought to take critical stock of her personal assets.
WE do not refer to out mothers and grandmothers as “this old woman” and again as ” this old woman.”

There is an adage “age before beauty” – and this is something that Sylvia Blyden should apply to her self – no matter how wonderful and beautiful or beautyful she or the late Pa Foday Sankoh thinks or thought that she was.

(To be continued)


Subject: Re: Part one: GOOD MANNERS ( for bother CEE BAH)
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 22:35:27 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
Cee Bah writes to me: “But you will not admit it, because all you want to hear about Salone from the diaspora is bad news, so you could feed you egos and justify your abandoning of you country”

There is the idea of one country one people that I subscribe too wholeheartedly. However in subscribing to the notion of one country one people as I would apply to Sierra Leone – as opposed to Israel AND the Palestinians) we must be realistic about acute differences , animosities and even in the post conflict& reconciliation situation , some latent feelings of scores that remain unsettled.
I am assuming that Sylvia Bee is familiar with all the writings of Edward Wilmot Blyden and also with the history of the Krios- not just the written histories of Arthur Ported, Leo Spitzer, Akintola Wyse – what we glean from Robert Wellesley-Cole’s “ Kossoh Town Boy “ or Abioseh Nicol or DR. Sarif Easmon’s “ Dear Parent and Ogre “ & “ The New Patriots” or from biographies of eminent Sierra Leonean Creoles and their struggles, people like I.T.A. Wallace-Johnson for example at one end of the scale and Bankole –Bright, another example of otherness.

I first heard about the Settlers Descendants Union as twelve year old. I don’t want to get into the history of their position in connection with Sylvia’s article but suffice it to say that their case went as far as the Privy Council – they were aware of a demographic threat which the possibility of one man one vote posed to their political status of self-determination as a colony a British Crown colony of what is the Western Area and a protectorate – all this similar in a developmental sense to what Hong Kong was/ has been to China. As a minority of some 40,000 (when I was last in Sierra Leone) they were also worried the social mobilisation and improved communication ( roads , railways) would wipe out their cultural identity inter-marriage would absorb them into what is elsewhere called assimilation / integration.

Sierra Leone is still on the ascendancy in developing from tribal to national consciousness.

Sol Roth’s “ Halakhah and Politics – The Jewish idea of a state” - is gold and diamond mine of ideas, insights and understandings with chapters on
Power,
Land,
Sovereignty,
Equality,
Justice and Equality,
Justice and Consent,
Justice and Dissent,
Freedom,
Individualism,
Human Rights,
Democracy,
Peace
Galut,
Social Policy,
Revolution

There are comparisons e.g. people called Settlers. Imagine if the African Diaspora West were part of Marcus Garvey’s black Zionism and Sierra Leone were their promised land (read the chapter on LAND). But Sierra Leone is not Israel, not cross culturally, not historically, especially not tribally speaking on a mission and with as sense of DIVINE purpose. That’s the Almighty’s project called Israel.

I should encourage all who I love to read this Sabbath’s PARASHAT BALAK and say no more about it …..Ball’s in your court.
Now there are some interesting definitions that are relevant to Sierra Leone, even relevant to our self definition as Diaspora:
In the preface the author mentions “Emancipation; that is the joyful acceptance of citizenship and equality in the countries to which we belong and for Sierra Leoneans the extended possibility of dual nationality means that should Sierra Leonean feels persecuted (to a more extraordinary degree) there is home to return to and home should not be where the hatred is (as Esther Phillips sang)

I think that Ms Cassandra Garber who we may call one of the Krio matriarchs, is trying to draw attention to the existence of what is now perhaps fragmented and marginalised Krio community (many of whose members have sold their lands and properties, emigrated to less troubled pastures and are scattered far and wide, mostly in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia… I have two brothers ain the UK, one in Holland and a sister in Florida.
Ms Garber is saying and saying as loudly as she can “We exist!” How should the other (SLPP /APC/ PMDC responds to the cry of “Don’t marginalise us, we have been a backbone once”? They should t not take revenge on the Kruo’s one exalted social, political, cultural and financial status. They should respond to some of the needs and some of the demands and by so doing better absorb Creoles into more meaningful and significant roles in the new modern context of – not colony and protectorate mentality, but “one country one people!” If I had stayed a little longer in Sierra Leone, I’m sure that I would have discovered the South – the only part that I don’t know, and I would have discovered that by living there, working there – contributing to the educational upliftment where it is most needed. At present that upliftment is of equally vital importance among the underprivileged, neglected and sometimes victimised Creoles, as it is with other san san boys and girls.
Perhaps the agenda of Ms Garber’s interest group is not the most inclusive and all (Krio-) embracing way of going about it – for the very fears that Miss Blyden expresses:

"Kotoku" which had as its main objective:- having all Krios gang up against the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) to ensure that the SLPP loses the 2007 Elections.
Mama Garber, at her current ripe old age, failed to think about the consequences of their unguarded and reckless boasts on behalf of us, Krios. Did she even stop to ask what could be the repercussions should the SLPP also decide to retaliate and gang up against all Krios also? “

Now it is not enough that there are some symbolic representation of power in Creoledom, people with high positions in the administration and the rest of Creoledom is neglected.
On the morning of 7th of January 1998 –the morning after my mother passed away - in London – I phoned my uncle the then Chief Justice Olu Beccles- Davies, the most senior of my mother’s relatives to inform impart the sad news. That morning there were Nigerian soldiers in his house. He was free to talk. “The Rascal”, he said, “is in the hills”. The rascal? Johnny Paul Koroma.

Such positions - Chief Justices a position now held by another Yoruba descendant Ade Renner- Thomas are symbolic and palliative. But more should be done for all communities and no community should be especially targeted because they do not support the government or are livelily to vote against the government. The situation is that Freetown has been overwhelmed by an unprecedented influx of people from all over Sierra Leone during the war. And the government seems to be lagging behind with implementable ideas of how to get people back to working the land - as part of the food security programme – and perhaps to retain them there to vote for them??

I don’t know
What I do know is that Miss Blyden accuses thus:

“ To those who are not aware of who is Arnold Bishop Gooding, be informed that Arnold Bishop Gooding was the de-facto Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Sierra Leone on December 29th 1992 when 29 Sierra Leoneans (including bonafide members of Freetown’s Krio Community) were executed here in this Freetown without due judicial process. 29 lives were snuffed out extra-judicially in a manner reported not to be with respect to even their basic human rights but yet still as the State’s Attorney General and Cabinet Minister of Justice, Lawyer Arnold Bishop Gooding Esq. from a "prominent Krio family" strode on despite the extra judicial killings!”

Who can account for the veracity of such an accusation?
Look who’s talking!
Well what was the same Sylvia Blyden doing with the people who invaded Freetown on 6th January, exactly a year after my mother passed away?
There are others who accuse HER of doing nothing less than consorting with the rebels even being the loving mistress of the old man, Pa Foday Sankoh.!

You CEE Bah, sound like one of my brothers, who, every time he gets to Lungi airport is accosted by some of the airport and Customs and passport personnel. They first accuse him of being a Fullahman (and threaten to deport him to Guinea. He confide sin me, “Corn, some people are living in the bizarre past. There are Fullahs living culturally elite lives in Paris, at a level undreamed of by some of the o9ld school who are still want to confined the Fullah man to his little trading roadside kiosks , selling cigarettes and matches, sardines and little cans of tomatoes puree and diamints……”
Well, Cee B or Uncle Cyril (Rogers –Wright) that has never been my scene or conception. And I haven’t read Aluisne Jalloh’s thesis on Fullah Traders, but consider that the three presidential candidates for the last presidential elections in Nigeria, are all Fulani: Muhammadu Buhari, Umaru Yar’adua and Abubakr Attiku are all Fulani.

Here is some food for thought, all rather abstract but see how they could apply to Sierra Leone generally and specifically.
In the introduction Sol Roth writes “It is evident that the idea of a state differs from that of a community; indeed, it does so in a variety of way………
…..” the word community will be employed here to refer, not to a geographic community but to a community of commitment. The difference between the two is clear. A geographic community is most often pluralistic; at least in democratic society, it generally encompasses a variety of groups who practice diverse creeds and adhere to conflicting ideologies. A community of commitment is homogeneous; each of its members adopts the identical creed, though the degree of observance may vary among them.
Fundamental to the existence of a community is the exemplification of certain ATTITUDES by its citizens; basic to the existence of a state is the exercise of POWER by those who govern. The community focus is primarily the cultivation of internal commitment to values by which the community defines itself. It may employ force and persuasion to accomplish its purpose – the rod in the classroom and ostracism in the public domain, for example – but its essential goal is the development of attitudes, the inculcation of commitment. It seeks to motivate and to inspire its members to adopt a common creed in order to inspire its members in order to assure the community’s cohesiveness and preservation. The state, on the other hand, relies primarily on power - indeed it is an instrument of power, and it is so labelled in the international forum of states – to achieve the values that it seeks to embrace in the social pattern of conduct. This is not to say that the state does not strive to instil commitment to values as well; what is intended, rather is that the state does not rely on voluntary obedience to rules that reflect those values, but seeks to enforce them”
Leaves you dreaming about president Kabbah’s seven national values and the ACC doesn’t it CEE B?

“The primarily values that a state wishes to achieve differ from those aimed at by a community. This is particularly the case in a pluralistic democratic society. In such a political context, whilst government pursues freedom, equality, and justice, and substantially focuses on related activities, a community within such a society will aspire as well to a whole series of other values………….

Ama tired. Johnny Mbizo Dyani gave me the name THEMBA FEZA (hope to complete), so, I hope to give you Part two of my response to dear Sylvia tomorrow and one day she will reply since it takes TWO TO TANGO.

Inspiration for jazz lovers:


Subject: Re: Part one: GOOD MANNERS (corrected for brother CEE BAH)
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 23:11:17 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Cee Bah writes to me: “But you will not admit it, because all you want to hear about Salone from the diaspora is bad news, so you could feed you egos and justify your abandoning of you country”

There is the idea of one country one people that I subscribe to wholeheartedly. However in subscribing to the notion of one country one people as it could apply to Sierra Leone – as opposed to Israel AND the Palestinians, we must be realistic about acute differences, animosities and even in the post-conflict & reconciliation situation, some latent feelings of scores that remain unsettled.

I am assuming that Sylvia Bee is familiar with all the writings of Edward Wilmot Blyden and also with the history of the Krios- not just the written histories of Arthur Ported, Leo Spitzer, Akintola Wyse – what we glean from Robert Wellesley-Cole’s “ Kossoh Town Boy “ or Abioseh Nicol or Dr.. Sarif Easmon’s “ Dear Parent and Ogre “ & “ The New Patriots” or from biographies of eminent Sierra Leonean Creoles and their struggles, people like I.T.A. Wallace-Johnson for example at one end of the scale and Bankole –Bright, another example of otherness.

I first heard about the Settlers Descendants Union as a twelve year old. I don’t want to get into the history of their position in connection with Sylvia’s article but suffice it to say that their case went as far as the Privy Council – they were aware of a demographic threat which the possibility of one man-one-vote posed to their political status of self-determination as a colony, a British Crown colony of what is the Western Area and a protectorate – all this similar in a developmental sense to what Hong Kong was/ has been to China. As a minority of some 40,000 (when I was last in Sierra Leone) they were also worried that social mobilisation and improved communication ( roads , railways, bicycles) would wipe out their cultural identity, that inter-marriage would absorb them into what is elsewhere called assimilation ( not in the French colonial sense) / integration.

Sierra Leone is still on the ascendant in developing from tribal to national consciousness.

Sol Roth’s “ Halakhah and Politics – The Jewish idea of a state” - is gold and diamond mine of ideas, insights and understandings with chapters on
Power,
Land,
Sovereignty,
Equality,
Justice and Equality,
Justice and Consent,
Justice and Dissent,
Freedom,
Individualism,
Human Rights,
Democracy,
Peace
Galut,
Social Policy,
Revolution

There are comparisons e.g. people called Settlers. Imagine if the African Diaspora West were part of Marcus Garvey’s black Zionism and Sierra Leone were their promised land (read Roth’s chapter on LAND). But Sierra Leone is not Israel, not cross-culturally, certainly not historically, especially not tribally speaking on a mission and with a sense of DIVINE purpose. That’s the Almighty’s project called Israel.

I should encourage all who I love to read this Sabbath’s PARASHAT BALAK and say no more about it …..Ball’s in your court.

Now there are some interesting definitions that are relevant to Sierra Leone, even relevant to our self-definition as Diaspora:
In the preface to the author mentions “Emancipation; that is the joyful acceptance of citizenship and equality in the countries to which we belong” and for Sierra Leoneans the extended possibility of dual nationality means that should Sierra Leoneans feel persecuted (to a more extraordinary degree) there is a home to return to and home should not be where the hatred is (as Esther Phillips sang “Home is where the hatred is”)

I think that Ms Cassandra Garber who we may call one of the Krio matriarchs, is trying to draw attention to the existence of what is now perhaps a fragmented and marginalised Krio community (many of whose members have sold their lands and properties, emigrated to less troubled pastures and are scattered far and wide, mostly in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia… I have two brothers in the UK, one in Holland and a sister in Florida.

Ms Garber is saying and saying as loudly as she can “We exist!” How should the other (SLPP /APC/ PMDC respond to the cry of “Don’t marginalise us, we have been a backbone once”? They should not take revenge on the Krio’s one exalted social, political, cultural and financial status. They should respond to some of the needs and some of the demands and by so doing better absorb Creoles into more meaningful and significant (constructive) roles in the new modern context of – not colony and protectorate mentality, but “one country one people!” If I had stayed a little longer in Sierra Leone, I’m sure that I would have discovered the South – the only part that I don’t know, and I would have discovered that by living there, working there – contributing to the educational upliftment where it is most needed. At present that upliftment is of equally vital importance among the underprivileged, neglected and sometimes victimised Creoles, as it is with other san-san boys and girls.
Perhaps the agenda of Ms Garber’s interest group is not the most inclusive and all Krio- embracing way of going about it – for the very fears that Miss Blyden expresses:

"Kotoku" which had as its main objective:- having all Krios gang up against the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) to ensure that the SLPP loses the 2007 Elections.
Mama Garber, at her current ripe old age, failed to think about the consequences of their unguarded and reckless boasts on behalf of us, Krios. Did she even stop to ask what could be the repercussions should the SLPP also decide to retaliate and gang up against all Krios also? “

Now it is not enough that there are some symbolic representation of power in Creoledom, people with high positions in the administration and the rest of Creoledom is neglected.
On the morning of 7th of January 1998 –the morning after my mother passed away - in London – I phoned my uncle the then Chief Justice Olu Beccles- Davies, the most senior of my mother’s relatives to inform impart the sad news. That morning there were Nigerian soldiers in his house. He was free to talk. “The Rascal”, he said, “is in the hills”. The rascal? Johnny Paul Koroma. I sent a Swedish friend (an official) to uncle Olu but uncle Olu was not seeing anyone. In my opinion, he too was victimised for swearing in Johnny Paul – at a time when commander-in-chief himself hopped into the nearest helicopter to be out of sight and into safety.

Such positions - Chief Justices, a position now held by another Yoruba descendant Ade Renner- Thomas are symbolic and palliative. But more should be done for all communities and no community should be especially targeted because they do not support the government or are likely to vote against the government. The situation is that Freetown has been overwhelmed by an unprecedented influx of people from all over Sierra Leone during the war. And the government seems to be lagging behind with implementable ideas of how to get people back to working the land - as part of the food security programme – and perhaps to retain them there to vote for them??

I don’t know.

What I do know is that Miss Blyden accuses thus:

“ To those who are not aware of who is Arnold Bishop Gooding, be informed that Arnold Bishop Gooding was the de-facto Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Sierra Leone on December 29th 1992 when 29 Sierra Leoneans (including bonafide members of Freetown’s Krio Community) were executed here in this Freetown without due judicial process. 29 lives were snuffed out extra-judicially in a manner reported not to be with respect to even their basic human rights but yet still as the State’s Attorney General and Cabinet Minister of Justice, Lawyer Arnold Bishop Gooding Esq. from a "prominent Krio family" strode on despite the extra judicial killings!”

Who can account for the veracity of such an accusation?
Look who’s talking!
Well, what was the same Sylvia Blyden doing with the people who invaded Freetown on 6th January, exactly a year after my mother passed away?
There are others who accuse HER of doing nothing less than consorting with the rebels even being the loving mistress of the old man, Pa Foday Sankoh.!

You CEE Bah, sound like one of my brothers, who, every time he gets to Lungi airport is accosted by some of the airport and Customs and passport personnel. They first accuse him of being a Fullahman and threaten to deport him to Guinea. He confides in me, “Corn, some people are living in the bizarre past. There are Fullahs living culturally elite lives in Paris, at a level undreamed of by some of the old school who are still want to confine the Fullah man to his little trading roadside kiosks , selling cigarettes and matches, sardines and little cans of tomatoes puree and diamints……”

Well, Cee B or Uncle Cyril (Rogers–Wright) that has never been my scene or conception. And I haven’t read Aluisne Jalloh’s thesis on Fullah Traders, but consider that the three leading presidential candidates for the last presidential elections in Nigeria, are all Fulani: Muhammadu Buhari, Umaru Yar’adua and Abubakr Attiku are all Fulani.

Here is some food for thought, all rather abstract but see how they could apply to Sierra Leone generally and specifically:

In the introduction Sol Roth writes “It is evident that the idea of a state differs from that of a community; indeed, it does so in a variety of ways………
…..” the word community will be employed here to refer, not to a geographic community but to a community of commitment. The difference between the two is clear. A geographic community is most often pluralistic; at least in a democratic society, it generally encompasses a variety of groups who practice diverse creeds and adhere to conflicting ideologies. A community of commitment is homogeneous; each of its members adopts the identical creed, though the degree of observance may vary among them.

Fundamental to the existence of a community is the exemplification of certain ATTITUDES by its citizens; basic to the existence of a state is the exercise of POWER by those who govern. The community focus is primarily the cultivation of internal commitment to values by which the community defines itself. It may employ force and persuasion to accomplish its purpose – the rod in the classroom and ostracism in the public domain, for example – but its essential goal is the development of attitudes, the inculcation of commitment. It seeks to motivate and to inspire its members to adopt a common creed in order to inspire its members in order to assure the community’s cohesiveness and preservation. The state, on the other hand, relies primarily on power - indeed it is an instrument of power, and it is so labelled in the international forum of states – to achieve the values that it seeks to embrace in the social pattern of conduct. This is not to say that the state does not strive to instil commitment to values as well; what is intended, rather is that the state does not rely on voluntary obedience to rules that reflect those values, but seeks to enforce them”
Leaves you dreaming about president Kabbah’s seven national values and the ACC doesn’t it CEE B?

“The primarily values that a state wishes to achieve differ from those aimed at by a community. This is particularly the case in a pluralistic democratic society. In such a political context, whilst government pursues freedom, equality, and justice, and substantially focuses on related activities, a community within such a society will aspire as well to a whole series of other values………….

Ama tired. Johnny Mbizo Dyani gave me the name THEMBA FEZA (hope to complete), so, I hope to give you Part two of my response to dear Sylvia tomorrow and one day she will reply since it takes TWO TO TANGO.

Inspiration for jazz lovers:


Subject: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 19:53:41 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
When we(young Ones)visit this forum, we come here to learn from the Kothors.

But what i am seeing and reading today as a regular on this forum is very distateful and unfortunate.

One thing every sierra leonean hold secred is our mother.

It is because of your mother that you are what you are today.

Moms go hungry just so that we(kids) are fed.
Moms wear rags just for the kids to look good when they go out.
Moms go all out just to save up for your school fees.
They are jack-of-all trade, farmers, petty traders, teachers.

Some of us grew up dirt-poor, yet our mothers made sure we had our heads held up high inspite of the poverty.

So Please, Please guys stop.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 21:35:01 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
kindly take your freaking speech on the virtue of mothers to someoneelse not me. You probably did not read the clearly defamatory statements made about me or in the alternative you are just as much an ass hole as he is and if you are welcome to my club.

I fix assholes for a living.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: Polygamist
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:11 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Bo fuck off you polygamist. How de two woman dae do?


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: sexual deviant
To: All
Date Posted: 11:12:15 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
one pan dem nar you mama nam im de bra dae fuck. You sabi ehn you raray mama, wae im baksie nor dae steady wan sie.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: polygamist
To: All
Date Posted: 11:14:51 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
bo you know say yours was a long step regular.
The man get two woman people nor for talk?
Lef we yah...


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: SEXUAL DEVIANT
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:10 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
wan pan de ooman dem wae de bra get nar you MAMA.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: Polygamist.
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:34 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Nope you mistake. Both belong to your family. One nar you MAMA en the other nar you 13 yr old Daughter.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: Sexual deviant
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:08 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
nope nar you en you paddy dae fallah una mama en una pekin dem dat nor dae appen nar we yone family wan day. nar dat mek AI im orda wef nar you mama way you see eee nor lef yate nar becos AI day gee am good tin way you papa nor able for gee am


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: GAY
To: All
Date Posted: 02:25:11 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Yeah we know you are a GAY. You surely right. fix ass for a living.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 02:20:04 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Growup pa. Do not go down that road with me. I am 25yrs your jr and try to hold myself to a higher standard.
Now if you think you can threaten me, Pa you are surely mistaken.

TRY ME!


Subject: Dr. Edmund Koker is a SEXUAL DEVIANT
From: FAMILY SECRETS
To: All
Date Posted: 06:28:23 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
We heard that he tried to sleep with his sisters daughters. It is part of his culture to sleep with female family members.

EDMUND KOKER OF ELIZABETH STATE COLLEGE IS A SEXUAL DEVIANT


Subject: Re: Dr. Edmund Koker is a SEXUAL DEVIANT
From: KINI JOHNNY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:05:50 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
http://nia.ecsu.edu/onr/04-05/050221rsrch_wk/three.html


Subject: Re: Dr. Edmund Koker is a SEXUAL DEVIANT
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:14:21 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Hey alieu, where am I in those pictures you posted through that link?

Bra, do not be obsessed with me, I am just an ordinary human being like any normal being, unlike you.

Be calm!!

Is your Mom still staying with you? She must spank you on your bare buttocks for misrepresenting her through your very bad manners on this forum.

My regards to your two wives.

Adieu, little boy!!!


Subject: Re: Dr. Edmund Koker is a SEXUAL DEVIANT
From: Fan of Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 13:18:39 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
I think that you are the person with the dog looking face now answer the questions posed by alieu have you ever had sex with an underage girl in BO Town?


Subject: Re: Dr. Edmund Koker is a SEXUAL DEVIANT
From: M. Alieu Iscandarai Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:15:05 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
Edmund Koker is it true that you are a sexual deviant who has had sex with the children of your very close family members. Is it also true that you on your trips to sierra leone have been known to have sex with UNDERAGE CHILDREN. Rather than ask Kabbs to delete these posts, you MUST respond to them. You don buck you kaktoe nar peperbag dis weekend.

edmond have you ever slept withy under age girls in BO.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: RBS
To: All
Date Posted: 04:53:42 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
Sengbe, you nor get shame. Wus tem you became 25 years younger than Alieu? You are almost 60 years old, 10 years Alieu's senior! Clear out, tuppit Mende lie man. Alieu done already kicked you all over the place.

Next tem, you will run from him when you want to jealous the many people who make you feel small. That is what you are. Pea brained, jealous, foolman.


Subject: Re: MODERATOR , KABS KANU AND AI
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 11:05:48 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
You need for shut you foul mouth. Who says i am shengbe?

Alieu know who dat ar be. En if he wants to go down the road i am ready.

Lets ROLL. Everytime e post nar dis forum, nar mammy cuss are dae reply am with.


Subject: And if I said “Everyone (including KRIOS please VOTE APC!”?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 19:51:02 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
And if I said “Everyone (including KRIOS please VOTE APC!”?Would I be putting Miss Blyden’s Krios in mortal danger then?
” You May Click Here To Read or Discuss Views About This Article”, she jokes. But just try posting a reasonable comment on her so called discussion forum and it’s no entry: three O’clock, Road Block.
So the only recourse is to avail myself of the democratic Forum that is COCORIOKO – not that there are not occasionally even ugly (gongorlee) fights here. But we are men enough to endure and carry on with the struggle.
This is part one of what I think will be a response in FIVE Parts – a response to what she (S: O: has written) part two three for and five are not Cornelius talking to himself but to some of my friends. who also read what I write in this Forum.
To begin with, a word that Dr. Blyden uses a word “ hateredness” a couple of times in her article perhaps to express one of her dominant passions. Strictly speaking it is not good English. Hatred, I understand, but to me “hatredness” is foreign as an expression or an emotion perhaps a neo-Krio expression from a member of a prominent Krio family?
Another misconception that should be cleared out of the way in good time is Miss Blyden saying that she and Ms Cassandra Garber “ are several generations apart” from my underestanding tof the Jewsih concept of generatuon, they are not ” several generations apart”. What ( how many years , is ageneration? Of course Ms Blyden is being filippant as usuaul and wildinng a word with imprecison. She studied medicine not history, Englsih, socilogy or likanthroplogy or joutrnalsim.....
Good home training in the true old Krio sense, that which S.E. Rogers called “good breeding” in his “Advice to School girls” is something that is obviously lacking in Miss Sylvia Blyden’s rant.

Respect for elders is an essential part of Yoruba culture and if she wants to take cover in Creoledom as a sub-tribe, she’s free to do so, but respect for elders is also part of Krio culture no matter that the Krios are not homogeneous group – even if she considers herself a rebel, headstrong and determined to be wrong.

If Miss Sylvia did not call her mother and grandmother “this old woman”, then it is indecent of her to refer to Ms Cassandra Garber in that derogatory way. Mrs Garber after all has children and grandchildren, was the principal of one of the best secondary school in Freetown Sierra Leone for a good twenty four years and that school (Freetown Secondary School for Girls) produced some of the best women of Sierra Leone at that time and today. She has earned respect and so deserves it. Even if she is to be reprimanded, it should be done respectfully, decently, like one who comes from the prominent Krio family that she boasts of, and I do know Sylvia’s father. He was the president of the Excelsior fraternity started by Mr. Lynch-Shyllon who also got a decoration from Mr. President (Kabbah) this time round.

(FSSG is the sister school to POW, Annie Walsh to SLGS and St. Edwards is always traditionally mated with the houris of St. Josephs Convent (like Mary & Joseph)

Talking about tribalism and Krios/ Creoles, let me tell you a little true story involving Babatunde Edward Blyden , Sylvia’s father – who by the way is a few years my senior. I respect him and have always respected him. Short of his advocating the re-colonisation of Sierra Leone or his recommending the re-commencement of the slave trade or denying the Holocaust, it is unthinkable that I should disrespect him verbally because we have a difference of opinion. After the debate between my team and Blyden’ Jenkins-Johnston’s’ team on the subject “Should university rules be permissive or compulsory? “ in which I represented permissive – one of the senior Economics students AMIR BAHLOO a Kenyan of Indian extraction visited me in the dorm to invite me to be a member of this very exclusive Fraternity and I felt honoured and accepted the invitation.
Even before the first meeting of Excelsior, I was approached by Francis Stevens who was campaigning to be president of the Students Union and without any hesitation I accepted to be on his side …….
Sometime after the first Excelsior meeting (we had to wear the full Monty and dinner jackets to dinner, secret handshakes etc….) well Babatunde Edward Blyden also declared his candidacy and so, I was thrown into a dilemma.” You just can’t desert the president of Excelsior to go and v support Francis Stevens “one of the Excelsior members told me. So I conveyed the same to Francis – but I didn’t get beyond saying that “Francis I*m sorry that I can’t continue to support you. Before I could go on with my explanation of why, “ He had walked away “ Mumbling something about Krioman , and it turned out that he thought that I had changed horses in midstream to saddle the Krio horse, since he was a Mende horse.
IT was the first tribalistic Student Union Election that I witnessed. People brought out their Kongomas and there was a definitive divide between Krio and “countryman” on Campus (about the election” Well there are popular myths about Krio cultural habits, that Krios feel superior to “countrymen” etc – and many of the foreign students, mostly from Nigeria, some from Ghana, many from the Gambia, Cameroon, some more form Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom
(Do you remember Bruce Reynolds???) of course more than a few post-graduate and research students , and lots of e American exchange Students, mostly from Kalamazoo, Michigan, a few Wisconsin farm girls ( looked like) and some from California – none of whom I must assure you seemed particularly Creole – well some of the African Americans were more Krio and less non-Krio………
Anyway, there was a sudden proliferation of regional consciousness on campus, in the form of meetings convened by students belonging to far away places like (The South –Eastern Students Association, OBBA old CKC Boys Etc and on a demographic basis we were able to predict the outcome of the elections. (Of course the Yoruba students we were to expect would vote for Babatunde, and this probably meant that the Igbos would cast their lot with Francis. Hausa students and other floating foreigners? Well Babatunde was the better persuader as far as rhetoric and oratory goes Francis was no match for him. However Francis won. Rather too quite and mild I thought. I used to see him with a pre-formed cringe when approaching Canon Sawyer about student matters – perhaps the same pre-formed cringe that some of our politicians approached Tony Blair, Hilary Benn and certainly Colin Powell.

Whereas Miss Sylvia Blyden might complain with a surrogate voice” What is wrong with Aunty Cassan? Tink ya ee done senile or ee done craise bah?" Miss Blyden ought to take critical stock of her personal assets.
WE do not refer to out mothers and grandmothers as “this old woman” and again as ” this old woman.”

There is an adage “age before beauty” – and this is something that Sylvia Blyden should apply to her self – no matter how wonderful and beautiful or beautyful she or the late Pa Foday Sankoh thinks or thought that she was.

(To be continued)


Subject: HEHEHE: SENGBE FOR PRESIDENT: PLEASE DON'T BAN HIM
From: Forum Veteran
To: All
Date Posted: 19:27:35 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
Rev. Kabs-Kanu,
Please don't ban Professor Sengbe. He has the skills to wake a sleeping forum up. So does John Leigh and Alpha Saidu Bangura. THESE GUYS ARE FIRST CLASS INVESTIGATORS. Salone Man say U dat get short hat nor for join kaka debul dance. HeHeHeHeHaHaHa. Long Live Sengbe, Long Live John Leigh, Long Live Alpha Saidu Bangura, Long Live the SLPP, Long live Cocorioko, Long Live Rev. Kabs-Kanu. I am still laughing my sides out HeHeHeHe.


Subject: Re: HEHEHE: SENGBE FOR PRESIDENT: PLEASE DON'T BAN HIM
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 20:37:41 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
I have just been called to come and read the postings. I will read them all and make recommendations to the Moderator and our helper, Forum Police.


Subject: Re: HEHEHE: SENGBE FOR PRESIDENT: PLEASE DON'T BAN HIM
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 19:46:15 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Thank you for those sentiments, Forum Veteran.

These folks know nothing about satire.

I hope you will still be in my corner in the year 2012 when I shall seek the leadership of the SLPP, after Bra Solo's first term.

I am only giving him 5 years before I challenge him for the presidency, if he intends to run again in that year. I want to know what his mettle is as the President of Sa Lon. Whether he is in the mold of TK, his mentor, or is he his own man?

You know both of them are lawyers, and I am a PROBLEM SOLVER, by training. I think I can take Sa Lon out of the Dark Ages with the help of my Uncle Sam.

The Brits have been in our sphere for too long with nothing to show for it. I will try my American brothers, and my progressive brothers in the Tiger nations for our development.

Again, thank you for the support.


Subject: Re: HEHEHE: SENGBE FOR PRESIDENT: PLEASE DON'T BAN HIM
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 21:01:39 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-338472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.51

Message:

You say that ”these folks know nothing about satire.”
Does that mean that you are still on course to make your bid for the SLPP party leadership AFTER you win the Nobel PRIZE for Chemistry?- or have you abandoned that idea – or is it SLPP leader do or doe Nobel or no NO belprize to your credit ( yoy could also go for the peace prize if you don’t mak eit to Chemistry between now and 2112... when ( better luck next time?)
You will have to battle it out with J.E. (JR) -the survival of the fittest. Mr. Beer will then be 74 and like Johnny Walker, still growing strong, getting enough rest, sleeping through important negotiations, when you should be by his side to wake him up to attention.
You need some political experience my dear fellow -picking up tennis balls for the Pa is not enough.
You can't just fly in from outer space and hope to knock JED out at the 2112 Makeni Conbention.
You need a basic few million dollars to buy some rice fro local distribution. The way to their electoral hearts is through their stomachs remember?
“Take the money,” said John Ernest Leigh, “take the money, but vote for your conscience” and apparently that is what they did and that is why he wept into his beer.


Subject: No escape for the rude "professor" Sengbe
From: Fan of Mohamed Jalloh
To: All
Date Posted: 18:50:17 06/30/07 ()
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Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Sengbe, We will follow you to your whore baby sister's forum , wherever you go. Runwawy from here and we will follow you. You have to learn to respect other people or no peace for you.


Subject: Re: No escape for the rude "professor" Sengbe
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 19:18:55 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
I must be a very TOUGH GUY for you guys to want to "bote" me.

Well then, let us get it on.

I shall trash, and thrash each and everyone of you.

I am Sengbe, the Conqueror of Idiots. Remember that.


Subject: Dr. Edmund Koker is a SEXUAL DEVIANT
From: SUMONGAMA
To: All
Date Posted: 06:32:34 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
UNCLE YOU TRIED TO HAVE SEX WITH MY SISTER AND WHEN SHE REFUSED YOU PUT US OUT OF YOUR HOUSE. I WANT YOU TO DENY THIS IN PUBLIC. IF PEOPLE REALLY KNEW WHO YOU WERE THEY WOULD HAVE NO RESPECT FOR YOU. HOW DARE YOU TRY TO SLEEP WITH YOUR OWN SISTERS DAUGHTERS.

THE SAME THING HAPPENED THE LAST TIME YOU WENT TO SIERRA LEONE. YOU SLEPT WITH YOUR COUSINS DAUGHTER MANY YESARS YOUR JUNIOR ALL BECAUSE YOU COULD AFFORD TO GIVE HER SOME LITTLE DOLLAR CHANGE. YOU MADE SO MANY PROMISES AND AFTER YOU RETURNED YOU WOULDNT EVEN TAKE HER CALLS TO YOU.


Subject: Re: No escape for the rude "professor" Sengbe
From: FAMILY SECRETS
To: All
Date Posted: 19:26:52 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I am Sengbe, the Conqueror of Idiots. Remember that.


NO YOU ARE SENGBE THE MENDE BOY WHO HAD SEX WITH HIS SISTERS GIRLS. DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT WE DO NOT KNOW THE TRUTH


Subject: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:41:58 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
I know quite well that the political season is upon us at home and in the diaspora, but all these political bickerings / ramblings on this forum are getting to be a bit annoying and redundant, to say the least.

In the hope of diverting attention from some of the LIES, INNUENDOES, DENSAYS, ANTAGONISMS, CUSS-CUSS, RUDENESS, BADHeART, WArMHeART, INSULTING LANGUAGE, PERSONAL JEALOUSIES, etc. that we usually encounter in gatherings, characteristic in SaLonBlia, generally, please allow me to suggest that we MUSE [to become absorbed in a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction] jovially for a moment, and forget about our frustrations as "politicians" on the sidelines.

I have some time on my hand today, so let me start.

1. Can a Yoruba man become a Jew?

2. If Prof AKB has four doctoral degrees to his credit, should we then refer to him as Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. AKB, to simply recognize his astounding achievements in academia, or simply Dr. AKB?

3. Why does my former Poochie wanna now be my 'sista'? Because she wants to put the nails in the amorous coffin you bought for her.

4. The Akarta boys are at it again. Recently, they staged a party that lasted for a whole week in the Bay Area to commemorate one of theirs becoming of age. Reminds me of the days when they frolicked in Binkolo, being up to no good. How many pounds of THC was consumed at that gathering? Only the good Lord knows.

5. Do you think the typical SLPPer would have spent ALL that money just for a 50th birthday celebration? No! He would have put that money to better use in order to save some of his people from hunger or malnutrition.

6. In the photodynamic therapy for curing certain forms of cancers, is it true that the photosensitizing molecule / photosensitizer is the gun, the singlet oxygen so produced is the bullet, and the absorbing photons at about 630nm serve as the trigger to kill tumor cells? Yes!! I am working on that right now.

7. Was Bro Moammar Ghaddafi practicing Islamism by writing that check in the name of "his brother", Hajj Ahmed, on behalf of all SaLonBlia? I dunno.

8. Why do some men behave as -itches most times do when they gossip on the telephone so much about folks on this forum? Talking about one forumite to another on the telephone, and after hearing the response, calls the person he had just gossiped about and tells him or her what the other person had said or had done, or is doing in his or her life? Would you not consider this LA technological investigator an agent provocateur? Or a LIEMAN? Or simply just a troublemaker. Take yah, tell yanda kind of fella.

9. Is it possible to acquire an MD(Hons) degree in the States? No! Probably in the Carribean. And I even doubt that.

10. I wonder whatever happened to the BORTUKID [sorry, I meant Botkidi. Mamu wan]. Maybe he posts under a different moniker nowadays.

11. I saw cousin Victor cunningly rehashing and re-shaping the APC constitution at Swarray's house in 2003 for the benefit of Ernestino. I am NOT lying.

12. Why are FAT people such HYPOCRITES? Even FAT Reverends act hypocritically at times.

13. Why did the signifying monkey fall off the tree?

14. I wonder what Munda and Sahr T/ are up to these days?

15. If Barack Obama is not Black enough for the voters in the Black community, is Hilary black enough?

16. Is it right for Aunty Cassan to perpetrate as a Krio militant in her ripe old age of 87? Talking about KOTUKU. If she is the president of that organization, is KLA her vice-president?

17. What is the difference between an Aku Creole, and an Oku Creole? The Aku prays at a mosque only in Foulahtong, and the Oku goes to church wherever he darn well pleases after the Ojeh masquerade. Aren't those people originally from Naija? Well! yes, but they claim to be Sierra Leoneans now, all 200 of them.

18. Why do illiterate Mende people pronounce the letter "R" as if it were the letter "L" when they try to speak english? "I want to get home so that I can eat some lice".

19. If Pa Kabbah said he endorsed that check to the General Accounting Fund, would you believe him? I would, but not that many people, because the rats ate the "lice" under his supervision, way back then. But he still became President. Twice. Salone peeple fool? I dunno.

20. If Bra Solo wins in August, should he consider Bra John and Bra James Jonah for posts in his cabinet? Will they accept? I dunno.

21. And the Falui would state: Sanganya walali, kulumanhufeh. Which translated in Mende means; Geh bi nyinika waja wajeh na, bi mahu gbay. Mansa beh, mansamusu beh, kulumanhufeh: Chief sef, chief wef sef, be very careful.

22. How come Temene dem nor geh social debul ba? Just lek way dem nor geh Woman Paramount Chief, or ooman chief period? Beacuse they are male chauvinist oinks. Sorry about that, folks. Mamu wan. Sengbe, ee gbarl mor torkoh.

23. Why has my BabySista not responded to my email. Because they have no electricity in Freetong.

24. And why is Freetong so dirty? Because the APC Mayor is a Yenki Man by day, and a kaka-bailer by night.

25. Has Bra Yaya moved to my other City in MD yet? Why does he have such a fat stomach. Because he drinks a lot of grape juice (wine).

26. No Bra Cornie I will not be on the Amistad when she sails to Sa Lon. I hate the sea. I can tolerate the air though.

Okay folks, that is all for now. Got to go back to work in order to save humanity.

Love you all a lot.

It is I,
Sengbe


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 00:06:20 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-338472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.51

Message:
Here too try to give some credit to TONY BLAIR for peace in Northern Ireland.
It'¨s mostly a question of identity.
Please stay in the Porro meat -etaing society.....where you feel most at home.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 00:00:59 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-338472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.51

Message:
You ask: Can a Yoruba man become a Jew?

Some of my recently German ancestors were.

Sengbe, you damn borfima idiot, don't push your luck. Whatever I am you would like to be, right? With the word too. And the guitar. And as honourable Krioman perhaps that too is too late you will probably have to be re-born or adopted.
You don't even look cute and you think that you are witty? You are as dry as a bone, boring, philistine and incompetent with the word as you are when playing with your little wee wee self.

I am not your bed mate Mrs Säng-bee and I'm not AI either. If I kick your SLPP ass so hard that it will stay kicked and never recover. That was my last warning to you. Now read this or listen to Kenny Burrell’s “I’ll close my eyes”.


Subject: Sengbe im mami sweetheart
From: Sengbes Real father
To: All
Date Posted: 19:16:06 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
aye bra you don pull you mami sara nar dis dunia dis weekend. You know very well say dem day cam cuss you mami way fork born you norto so?

aye bo nar me sweetheart you wan mek dem dreg nar dorty so. You nar bastar pekin for real. If ar bin no ar tell you mama leh ee pwell de belleh wen e bin geh you belleh. Nar wae normor da chief bin don ton okobo en you mama bin wan pekin nar dat mek ar tolerate mek ee born basta pekin lek you


Subject: Re: Sengbe im mami sweetheart
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 19:25:41 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Typical APC boys, and apc mentality.

They can only express themselves through gross lies, gross rudeness, and character assasination that is so off base no one in his or her right mind will ever take you seriously. And that is why you will LOSE big time in August.

Go ask your Secretary General about my pedigree, you COWARD.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 17:54:33 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.157.188.212

Message:
SENGBE,

THAT WAS soooooooooo FUNNY.

since I dropped all science subjects just before my O'Levels, I am very interested in the amswer to Question 6......

You should hurry and save Humanity.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: FORUM POLICE
To: All
Date Posted: 18:21:14 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
SENGBE,
If you do not stop your provocative articles aimed at others personally , I might block you from participating here, with the advice and consent of Rev. Kabs-Kanu and the Moderator.

If Allieu spent millions to celebrate his 50th birthday, that should not be any of your concern. If the Rev. is fat, that too is not your business. You too do not look any better than others.

This forum was set up to discuss Sierra Leone, not what individuals do at their homes. That is gossip and prying into other people's business and we will not allow that here.

I hope you understand when you are banned.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 18:33:16 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
If you are really the Forum Police, I dare you to block my participation here.

I wrote my comical piece without calling any names. You are the one calling folks out. Where is the provocation in that piece?

And, by Jove, where wuz u at when they were besmirching my name on this same forum you are "policing"? Eh! where wuz at? Mr. Ugly Police.

Go ahead, block me!!

I will then go to my BabySista's forum and make it more popular than your rude cock-a-doodle-do forum.

Bird sidom ee wan fly u shake tik?

Selective policing at its best.

Bi ma nyimi gway na.

Go ahead and block my participation here!!


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Forum Police
To: All
Date Posted: 19:06:43 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Mr. Sengbe, I can assure you that your sister's forum will never be up to even 10% of the standard of this forum. Go , if you want but I was trying to avoid confusion on this forum by warning you to stop provoking other people. Nobody is holding you captive here.

No open forum will beat this. You know that , so behave or get banned.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 19:14:10 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
What makes you think that I am NOT behaving?

Must I "behave" according to only your expectations?

Why don't you behave to my expectations as well, in your capacity as the forum police, and do justice to ALL those who participate on this forum in your service? That is what I am wondering about.

Go ahead and ban me now, or forever hold your piss (I meant peace).

Bi nyamu gway na kia biznessi loto ma gbole beki.

Gi yah!!


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: sengbe firr
To: All
Date Posted: 19:29:00 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
sengbe, ar firramu-rasa.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 19:32:45 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
What does that mean? Is that in Themne?

Bra ar nor feel u rasa. Ah nor even know u.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: KOMKANDA
To: All
Date Posted: 19:18:30 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Bi nyamu gway na kia biznessi loto ma gbole beki.

Gi yah!!

STICK IT UP YOUR MENDE ASS AND EAT IT WITH SOME PIMA HUN. MOTHER PHOCKER


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:49:55 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Then get the fuck outta here we have had enough of your stupid assed rantings ass hole


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:30:15 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Please do no not ban him from the forum at least not until after I tell him how his mother had him for another man and passed his sorry ass over to RB Koker the Chief. I have told sengbe once before that I will ONLY respond to a personal attack on my person. Sengbes continud insinuation of THC being consumed at my party and by etension drug use is defamatory and If it is not taken ioff the web site I am ready to stick my foot up everyones mothers ass starting with Sengbe and his Raraygial mother. Sengbe has not told you how his mother died and he maybe should start telling the truth that his mother died in a road accident after she had been laid by one of the filthy looking men that she has been to known to frolick with.

Now dont you think thats funny sengbe? I do. Now I am of course awaiting you fucking uncle KNICE to get into the fray so that I can put his fucking ass in his place also.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Kohtoh Kamal
To: All
Date Posted: 21:42:48 06/30/07 ()
Email Address: kamal@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-127-53-17.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 24.127.53.17

Message:
is this all APC has to offer? no wonder they killed people during their reign. You should apologize for this behavior.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Abu Cole
To: All
Date Posted: 04:31:47 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Look who's talking. if I rembember correct, you refusaed to apologize when someone caught lying that Wolfowitz did not partial his girlfriend at World Bank.

You and that tuppit Mende skaff with the tiff papa are the one dem wae need for apologize to Alieu. You are both rude. And not civilized, at all.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Professor Kponiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 18:44:26 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Allieu, do not bring yourself down to Sengbe's level. Sengbe is nothing but a bushman. Haven't you seen his tangains glasses ? De man nar shevon man.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 18:53:24 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Hey Prof!

What does "tangains" mean? And "shevon"?

Thanks in advance for the education.

BTW, I am a very proud "bushman" living in the greatest country for most of my life. Thank you very much.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 18:40:41 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
You should know.

That is how your Momma lives. Na dat u meet na u papa een hose.

I wrote my comical piece. I did NOT call your name. Do you have a guilty conscience?

Dem say udat ugly for go tote wata, babu begin cry. U na babu?

I will NO LONGER respond to your STUPIDITY.

I know whom I am. Do you know who you are, little boy?


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:51:42 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Yes and I got some size 11and a halfs specially suited for your freaking fat oblong ass. Damn Jackass mende boy.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Doctor
To: All
Date Posted: 02:54:20 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-160-37.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.160.37

Message:
Physical disorder


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Specialist
To: All
Date Posted: 04:33:34 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Wrong patient.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 18:57:52 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Wai yo ya, mi Mammi tiday!!!!

The aku boy don vex.

Bra u vex for nartin, me nor call u name.

You've never seen me in your life, so how can you describe me in such a manner? Bra, I don't play that!!


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe Watcher
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Date Posted: 19:00:32 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
Sengbe, how many sticks of diamba did you smoke today ?


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
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Date Posted: 19:15:44 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
None!! How about you?


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: gatemapiyongor
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Date Posted: 19:21:30 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
nor ar tink say nar you mama im wili wili ar wan for begin smoke now


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
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Date Posted: 18:18:17 06/30/07 ()
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Thanks, Cadmus. That was written just to break the monotony of our peoples sordid outlook on politics in Sa Lon.

By the grace of the Almighty God, the problem in #6 will be used as a routine form of cancer therapy in the very near future. In fact, some centers are already operating in the NYC area.

But the answer to #1 is: only if he lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Bra Cornie will "kill" me for that answer.

How are you doing, my SLPP brother?

PS:
Add the following to that list:

Is it possible to call yourself a PATRIOTIC S/Leonean if you corruptly STOLE substantial amounts of funds from a prominent parastatal in that country? Only if you "manage" a financial services firm in MD.

You know him; his signature tunes are:
"Where is the evidence?"
"Blind SLPP apologists are so 'dumb' ".
"Go back and take O'level english," as if that is his original language.
"Did you understand what you've read?" (which he stole from one of my writings on this forum - check the archives.)

The MOST stupid, and arrogant SOB on this forum, always wanting to pass off as someone who is so very clever, but he is really NOT. Look deep, and you shall see for yourself.

Kehtamia!!


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Raymond
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Date Posted: 20:09:20 06/30/07 ()
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Sengbe, are you talking about your "father" R.B.S. Koker, who stole money from SLPMB during the akata SLPP days before Tejan Kabbah casme and stole more rice money?

Word around town was that he needed money to cure his "okobo" disease that made your mother go have fun with your real father. After that, she came back saful to your "father" the SLPMB tiffman, R.B. S. Koker.

Bra, you wan tell us say your "father" after he done o stole Sa Lon money nar SLPMB, then now, he wants to call himself patriotic. That go make even your mother laugh! The man could not function! Patriotic? Nor mek ar laugh, stupid Mende scaff boy.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
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Date Posted: 20:34:09 06/30/07 ()
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"...Bra, you wan tell us say your "father" after he done o stole Sa Lon money nar SLPMB, then now, he wants to call himself patriotic..."

Bra my father died in 1982. So you see how STUPID your LIES are?

No!! Indeed, I am NOT "talking" about him. I might be talking about YOU, Tiffman on this forum, that talks and acts "big" with empty pomposity.

"...who stole money from SLPMB during the akata SLPP days before Tejan Kabbah casme and stole more rice money?..."

Let me rebutt some more of the STUPIDITY and LIES in your statement:

My father was appointed as Chairman of the SLPMB by Pa Shaki in 1970 after his stint as Chairman of SLET for a number of years prior to that appointment, in order to sanitize that parastatal from the corruptive practices that were going on. He left in 1976 to govern his Chiefdom on a full-time basis until his death at age of 70 years.

"...needed money to cure his "okobo" disease..."

There are fifteen of us that he reared into maturity. And we, boys / men, ALL look like him, and the three girls just look like our mother. Well! he must have done a good job before he got this, your so-called "disease".

How about your own parents? Do you have parents, or did you germinate from SAMBA GUTTER?

I will no longer respond to you, Coward. I just wanted to set the record straight since you folks are such incorrigible LIARS and gross DEFAMERS in order to score points that you do not have, and cannot make.

Good bye!!


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Raymond
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Date Posted: 20:59:48 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
Sebgbe, bo stop lying. Your "father" R.B. S. Koker was known all over Freetown as one of the big big Ayampi under the tiff APC junta. He was among the SLPP-turned-APC Akartas (Jlike Jusu Sheriff and Minah). Those Mende Ayampis did everything just for conitnue stealing Sa Lon money.

Your "father" was caught by Akibo-Betts stealing at SLPP. When Akibo reportede him to Sheka Stevens, that was when Sheka Stevens sacked your tiff-man "father" from SLPMB.

Let me tell you because you don't know anything about the man your mother told lies upon and said was your father.

R.B. S. Koker was a tiff-man. That is why Sheka Stevens sacked him. He was suffering from Impotence "okobo" disease. Like many other Mende chiefs, most of his "children" were born by their mothers boyfriends. The fool chiefs knew they were okobos , like your father. Others knew they were not abble to satisfy their "juvie" wives because they werew too old and feeble downn there. So, the fools like your father, they played along with their banboat wives.

You call people defamers and liars? Bo Sengbe nor mek ar laff. OOdat lie pass you mama? Nor to dat mek you lek for lie pan people dem? Born me ah feeba you.

No doubt you are your lying mother's son. And no doubt she lied to your SLPMB tiffman father that he was the father of her boyfriend's son -- you!

You can run, but you can't hide from the truth. Just ask your uncles. They know.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 19:38:24 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
My brother Sengbe,

I am well and doing fine,SLPP is doing very well.I was in the village for some ten days last month, and intend to return middle of july just to make sure that SLPP wins in my Village.That is now sealed.

We as SLPP supporters are having hard times on this forum, but we will never give up, we will continue to give as good as we get.

I would like to appeal to you, my brother,to cool it with Alieu Iscandri. Alieu is not realy that bad.....there are some very nasty pieces of work on this forum whom I would help you to wipe the floor with if need be.

You are both patriotic Sierra leoneans, highly intelligent(inspite of the abuses and political differences) and well educated. It does not tell well for the younger ones to read MIMI CUSS from poeple that we all respect and look up to.PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE.

Politics is fine, but Sa Lone is more Important

I am a Sierra leonean First and last, and I am SLPP first and Last.

I do hope you both have a good week end...Remember MONDAY is another Day.


Subject: Re: Musings, Part 4
From: Sengbe
To: All
Date Posted: 19:53:35 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
"...It does not tell well for the younger ones to read MIMI [mami] CUSS from poeple that we all respect and look up to.PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE..."

Cadmus, tell that to him. He is the one that does that, with his Foulahtong up-bringing / training [or lack of it, thereof], I suppose. Me? I just use my wits, and write satirical pieces when I am inclined to. That is the classy thing to do. U know where I am from. We don't do that.

Kehthamia!!


Subject: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Alhassan
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Date Posted: 14:52:27 06/30/07 ()
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Message:
It is rather perplexing that much emphasis has been placed on regionalism as opposed to competence relative to the presidential running mate issue in the Sierra Leone People's Party.

But even when we attempt to succumb to regionalism as a benchmark for holding the second most important position in our country, a question that must not be swept under the rug is, who is from where?

Two names that have featured prominently in SLPP circles to fill the running mate slot are Kanja Sesay and Momodu Koroma. Are these two really northerners?

Kanja Sesay was born and raised in Bo Town. He attended the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School in Bo and the Bo Government Secondary School (Bo School). Kanja speaks Mende fluently.

Momodu Koroma was born in Telu Bonghor, Bo District and was raised in Bo Town. He attended the Bo Government Secondary School (Bo School) and CKC. Momodu speaks Mende fluently.

With the above information, who do we consider a northerner, westerner, easterner or southerner in Sierra Leone?


Subject: IS THIS ALHASSAN MY NEPHEW{RABIEU}?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 23:46:53 06/30/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
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Message:
Please respond.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Neneh
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Date Posted: 19:08:15 06/30/07 ()
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Surely, the actual place of birth of a Sierra Leonean is irrelivant.

If for example a Creole person (remember they are geographically identified as Westerners), is born in Kono land, would that person cease to be creole or a westerner? I don't think so... Why then should Momodou Koroma (a Northaner, albeit born in the South) eaase to be a Northerner.

Another important reason why Momodou Koroma would be the most ideal candidate is the fact that as a muslim he will provide the balance to the Christian President, something that would be very vital in a Multi-faith society.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 06:19:40 07/01/07 ()
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Message:
Aside his faith and regional affiliation, the man has profound wisdom. the likes we as Sierra leoneans should be proud to have amongst us. I say this because I have on ocassions communicated to the office of the president regarding issues that affect aggrieved individuals in the country. His reponses were always satisfactory in terms of the way his office was going to manage the complaint. An instance was when an elderly colleague of mine was finally leaving the UK to return and reside in Sierra leone. He shipped a number of vehicles that he believed were confiscated by officers at the President's office (then momodu was there). I wrote a letter to the president and explained my colleague's grievance. A week later I received detailed information of the matter with copies of information relating to the incident. How many offices in Sierra leone will you write and they reply you within a very short time. I remember writing to Sally Koroma, whilst she was at the Administrator and Register-General's office, it took nearly two month to get a reply. That was still goood compared to the likes A.O. Conteh, Abass Bundu - they will not even bother. They were self-deluded gods. Let us congratualte Momodu and watch him serve our country. let us stop the politics of putting others down when we have not tested their competence or assessed their track records. I think Berewa has made a wise choice and Momodu will be president of Sierra leone someday if they serve us well. No electorate will want to kick-out an honest and hardworking servant. Momodu is our servant perse and we should try to respect that in the SLPP. CONGRATULATIONS MOMODU!! LONG LIVE BEREWA! LONG LIVE SIERRA LEONE! LONG LIVE THE SLPP!!


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 03:00:52 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
"CONGRATULATIONS MOMODU!! LONG LIVE BEREWA! LONG LIVE SIERRA LEONE! LONG LIVE THE SLPP!!"

How can you expect for Sierra Leone to live long if its SLPP destroyers like Berewa and Koroma live long?


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 03:09:39 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
Hi compatriot, stop this overtone. Do you really believe Berewa and Momodu will destroy Sierra Leone. if they dare attempt, it is their destruction. None has gotten away in messing about the people and the country without an absolute 'bad omen' on their entire lineage. berewa and Momodu are aspiring to restore honourability and nobility in our leadership. They prefer that to wallowing in our nation's coffers. They have seen whatever became of some of the ills of our society so entrusted in the running of our affairs. these are great lessons learnt. let us watch and see what the development institutions now in place will yield for us in the next government of Berewa and Momodu. We can never become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious. May You live long to see the transformation of our country under the leadership of these two GIANTS OF STATE.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Question
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Date Posted: 06:01:12 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
"Do you really believe Berewa and Momodu will destroy Sierra Leone."

You ask a funny question. It is fact that both Berewa and Koroma are already members of the most destructive government in Salone's history. That means your question is kind of dumb, sorry to say.

Your hope that "if they dare attempt, it is their destruction" is nothing more than wishful thinking about Berewa and Koroma. As you can see, both destroyers of Salone's future are still very much far from being destroyed themselves.

But, like a true blind SLPPer, don't let that reality stop you from imagining "figures of light" when you see Berewa and Koroma, even though in reality they are the agents for "making the darkness conscious." Salone people have been living in that darkness ever since Berewa's and Koroma's tiff-man boss, President Kabbah started ruining Salone 11 years ago.

So, keep imagining good in the face of evil corruption by Berewa and Koroma. Just don't expect me to join you in your make-believe world. Neither should you expect the Salone people to close their eyes to a "CONTINUITY" of SLPP corruption beyond August 2007.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Chez winakabd Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 07:48:42 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
Thank you Question! I will wait to have my laugh and to this I will give you my email so that I can have yours to show you in the not to distant future the works of these great minds we now lean on. I always unlock the darkness to see light. I still believe that we are on course to deliver the greatest and most prosperous nation in sub-saharan africa. Sierra Leone will become the envy of the region (like the old days - 1950s and 1960s). i will not fret under these two people from lowly and humble beginnnings. They did not come from renowned families like a great number of us on this forum. Through God's blessings and their dogged determination - they are able to be where they have been destined to be. let us pray for them so as not to be misguided and that they serve us with sincerity and profound courage. I bet you my compatriot - these two will take us to where we've always dreamed of.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Independent Observer
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Date Posted: 08:39:04 07/02/07 ()
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"I bet you my compatriot - these two will take us to where we've always dreamed of." -- Chez

You are closing to your eyes to reality. That is what I understand Question to be saying to you. Basically, he is saying that Solo B and Momodu have already taken us down the road to povert, so why allow them to continue dragging down our country?

I agree with Question: Dar marrade wae geeh for sweet, nar die bachelorsie ....

The SLPP is bad for Sa Lon. The past 10 years of their corruption and poverty of patriotism is enough proof of that. So, no need to wait to see where they will take us. We already know. And that place is bad. Very bad. I say, give them the boot in August.



Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 09:19:54 07/02/07 ()
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Independent Observer, I still believe that our country is far safer and much improved compared to the 28 years of APC rule. Our establishments are now open to scrutiny by its citizenry at all levels. Okay this may be down to technological advancement. I can agree with most non-SLPP Sierra Leoneans that kabbah should have handled the country with an iron fist. I sometimes blame him a lot but when i consider the country he inherited I tend to pass the buck around even his desk is the last stop. He had an 'all inclusive' government that was packed with 'rebodied canvassed APC turn SLPP two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters'. Kabbah's myopia was not shared by the men we are going to have. I sometimes liken the Berewa and Momodu scenerio to that of Gordon Brown's. If you are part of a government you have to stand firm and make sure all who are supposed to be working with you adhere to laid down principles and ideals. kabbbah had his henchmen who were able to mentally victimise anyone who dare see wrong in what they were doing. Those people, i will not name names, left us and the party came to someone who did not lift a spade to line its building blocks. The disarray in the SLPP party then saw individuals of self-interest controlling Kabbah. Thank God we lost many of them some time back before Berewa had his vision to serve our nation. had them been around, Berewa would not have succeeded in coming to our aid. My fellows, we do not have, for now, a strong candidate to help alleviate our problems other than Berewa.

Take heart my guys, Sierra Leone under Berewa will see enough changes. I am aware of the pact made to have Momodu serve as a running mate - I think the plan was a brilliant one. Some have called me to say that "Momodu was a begger when he was a lecturer" and all sorts of statements synonymous to character smear. I repeat again, the lowly and humble beginings of these two people is a testament that they will not want to be removed from government in disgrace and allow their offspring to senselessly suffer their seeds sown. What I envisage is that they will want to establish a legacy of honour and nobleness, a thing long lost in our community. I pray we all beseech them not to stray from the goodness we think they will bring to the country. I will keep dreaming of a lovely country and loving people. LONG LIVE BEREWA! LONG LIVE THE SLPP! LONG LIVE SIERRA LEONE!!!


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 09:55:13 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
What you fail to realise is that before those "APC turn SLPP two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters" became the tiff-man, Kabbah's SLPP's advisers and ministers, they were originally SLPP tiff man dem under Albert Margai.

So, how can you blame the APC for Kabbh's corruption when he is surropunded by original SLPP tiffman dejm?

Come on, Man, be real, for once. Was Kabbah SLPP when he stole Salone money under the SLPP tiffman, Albert Margai? Of course not!

No wonder somepeople say you SLPPersd are blind apologists for Salones' Kings of Coruption -- the SLPP government led by Kabbah. Only you and people like you who love the SLPP pass their owwn country will say Kabbah is not corrupt. But, Britain, the World Bank, The EU, the IMF, the G8,all of them have said the same thing: Kabbh is the head of a very corrupt SLPP regime.

So, only haters of Salone like you will come and tell us that the chief hencmen of such a two-time tiff-man like Kabbah, Berewa and Momodu Koroma, should continue Kabbh's 11-year corruption in Sa lon.

Try to get some shame, me man, even if you are a SLPPer.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:20:50 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
Where was Albert Margai when he had his first troubles with the SLPP? Did he form an alliance with Pa Stevens and others, initially? Do you think the 28 years of APC damage is comparable to the 10 years of relative peace, reconstruction and development of our country after a long civil destruction? Answer me Question and we can continue this beneficial and educative dialogue. I will becareful of my words as I am bred that way. I speak my mind without profane use of words.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 10:46:44 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
"Do you think the 28 years of APC damage is comparable to the 10 years of relative peace,"

First of all, it is incorrect to say that APC ruled Salone for 28 years. That is a lie that SLPP apologists try to pass off to vover their lenghty corrupt rule in Salone. More ion that shorly.

Second of all, it is wrong to insiniuate that Albert Margai committed his looting together with Stevens. Stevens was in opposition to Albert Margai's SLPP when the SLPP was looting salone money from including the current SLPP leader, Tejan Kabbah's looting of SLPMB money in the 1960s.

Returning to your first wron, the APC ruled Salone alone for only 10 years: From 1968 to 1978. From 1978 to 1992 the Salone gov. was a coalition of both SLPP and APC thieves, such as the SLPP leader, Salia Jusu-Sheriff , and opthers like Minah, etc.

So, it is a blatant lie to say when you did -- thast the APC thieves ruled Salone for 28 years. They did for only 10 years. Since then, they have not rules Salone for the past 15 years. During that time, Salone has been damaged by the returning SLPP tiffman,. Tejan Kabbah.

So, to help you with a subjheect you have difficulty with, namely, arithmentic, get this: The SLPP has ruled Salone for a total of 21 years (1961-1967 and 1996 to 2007). That is more than double the 10 years that the APC ruled Salone (1968 to 1977). From 1977 to 1992, BOTH the APC and the SLPP ruled Salone.

Now, answer my question: Since you believe that length of time in power determines responsibility for the damage to Salone, which of the two parties, SLPP or APC is more responsible for damaging Salone?



Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:49 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
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Question, APC was the only party we had in the era 1978 to 1992 under the leaderships of APC memebers. Whatever the so-called 'theiving minah or salia did was done under the watchful eye of a leader who was APC. Sometimes I do not want to talk about party politics as i see Sierra leone as such a small democracy and that these big ideologies, if utilised well for their purpose will help the whole nation. i am an advocate for a 'NATIONAL AGENDA' werein independent of partisan politics minded people assemble to map out the future progression of our country. These minds should have the mandate to deamnd accountability from a government of the day and they should see that the government is working in accordance with the 'GRAND NATIONAL AGENDA'.

My arithmetics is wrong to suit your convenience. I still believe APC ruled for 28 years and we sufferd a lot and the best minds of Sierra Leone under APC were prejudicially annihilated. Some were not even in politicians but their love for their so expressed in demonstrations were terminated.

APC did more damage to Sierra Leone than the SLPP did. Go to Kambia, Port Loko, Kamabombo, sami Town, kmabassa, makeni, Mambolo, Kankubramaiya, Linsar, Kukuna, etc, etc, etc. these places had people like pa Stevens, S I koroma, C A kamara taylor, SAT koroma, Abass Bundu, Abdulai Conteh, MK Sumah, Abdul karim Koroma, Abdul karim (One time head of Civil servants and Secretary to the president) and many many more. What did they do to their people. Question, if you are unable to go to Sierra leone to visit these places, commission someone with a video camera to get you the looks of these places. the only new developments and infrastructures you will see around are those put by the present government. Your leaders were so negligent that they died in hopeless conditions crying for forgivenness for the destruction and embarrassment they left behind. Their children cannot even visit their once proclaimed strongholds. I am so happy going all over the place because my love for my country trascends politics. Ask Abdulai Conteh's child to go to Rogberray in Gbenleh Chiefdom in the kambia district. he would not dear. ask Abdul karim's children to visit there home in kambia they will tell you it no longer exists. the chaos APC created caused the untold sufferings of many. i do not like to speak the past but your actions is pushing me to do that.

APC = DESTRUCTIVE CHAOS OF THE HIGHEST WORLD ORDER


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 14:22:14 07/02/07 ()
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Message:
"Question, APC was the only party we had in the era 1978 to 1992 under the leaderships of APC memebers. Whatever the so-called 'theiving minah or salia did was done under the watchful eye of a leader who was APC."

Chez, I am sorry to say but you rae trying to speak from both sides of your mouth. When you started on this slippery path of defending the thieving Presidnet kabbh, you said this morning that kabbah's corruption is the result of his SURROUNDING himseld with "APC turn SLPP two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters." In other words, even though Kabbah is the head of an SLPP government, you sought to blame the alleged APC advisers for the SLPP government's corruption.

Why then are you now trying to eat your cake and keep it too?

That's what you are trying to do when you deny that, even though President Stevens government was comprised of the "SLPP turn APC two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters" like Salia Jusu Sheriff, leader and other SLPP top ofiicials like Minnah, etc., that Stevens must be blamed for the corruption of the APC. However, President Kabbah can NOT be blamed for SLPP corruption because his SLPP was comprised of ""APC turn SLPP two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters?"

If what you said about5 the APC is true, is it not even more true that "SLPP = DESTRUCTIVE CHAOS OF THE HIGHEST WORLD ORDER" because by your standard, the SLPP spent more that twice the time spent by the APC damaging Salone?


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 14:20:32 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-166-099-181.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.166.99.181

Message:
"Question, APC was the only party we had in the era 1978 to 1992 under the leaderships of APC memebers. Whatever the so-called 'theiving minah or salia did was done under the watchful eye of a leader who was APC."

Chez, I am sorry to say but you rae trying to speak from both sides of your mouth. When you started on this slippery path of defending the thieving Presidnet kabbh, you said this morning that kabbah's corruption is the result of his SURROUNDING himseld with "APC turn SLPP two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters." In other words, even though Kabbah is the head of an SLPP government, you sought to blame the alleged APC advisers for the SLPP government's corruption.

Why then are you now trying to eat your cake and keep it too?

That's what you are trying to do when you deny that, even though President Stevens government was comprised of the "SLPP turn APC two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters" like Salia Jusu Sheriff, leader and other SLPP top ofiicials like Minnah, etc., that Stevens must be blamed for the corruption of the APC. However, President Kabbah can NOT be blamed for SLPP corruption because his SLPP was comprised of ""APC turn SLPP two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters?"

If what you said about5 the APC is true, is it not even more true that "SLPP = DESTRUCTIVE CHAOS OF THE HIGHEST WORLD ORDER" because by your standard, the SLPP spent more that twice the time spent by the APC damaging Salone?


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 14:20:16 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-166-099-181.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.166.99.181

Message:
"Question, APC was the only party we had in the era 1978 to 1992 under the leaderships of APC memebers. Whatever the so-called 'theiving minah or salia did was done under the watchful eye of a leader who was APC."

Chez, I am sorry to say but you rae trying to speak from both sides of your mouth. When you started on this slippery path of defending the thieving Presidnet kabbh, you said this morning that kabbah's corruption is the result of his SURROUNDING himseld with "APC turn SLPP two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters." In other words, even though Kabbah is the head of an SLPP government, you sought to blame the alleged APC advisers for the SLPP government's corruption.

Why then are you now trying to eat your cake and keep it too?

That's what you are trying to do when you deny that, even though President Stevens government was comprised of the "SLPP turn APC two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters" like Salia Jusu Sheriff, leader and other SLPP top ofiicials like Minnah, etc., that Stevens must be blamed for the corruption of the APC. However, President Kabbah can NOT be blamed for SLPP corruption because his SLPP was comprised of ""APC turn SLPP two-faced lying, thieving hypocritical backbiters?"

If what you said about5 the APC is true, is it not even more true that "SLPP = DESTRUCTIVE CHAOS OF THE HIGHEST WORLD ORDER" because by your standard, the SLPP spent more that twice the time spent by the APC damaging Salone?


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Neneh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:29 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-154-50-67.range81-154.btcentralplus.com at 81.154.50.67

Message:
Ameen Ameen Ameen!!!


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: U
To: All
Date Posted: 15:03:18 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
You!


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Kohtoh Kamal
To: All
Date Posted: 15:57:17 06/30/07 ()
Email Address: kamal@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-127-53-17.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 24.127.53.17

Message:
How about me? And Momodu speaks Temne too.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Konouwah
To: All
Date Posted: 16:46:55 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
That is real good.

"Smallboy" Momodu speaks Mende, Themne, Madingo, Krio, English, and some French too.

Okay Zainab, stay over there in Monroe City with the monkey-meat eaters, we have Momodu as Bra Solo's running mate. I revoke my support.

Bye!!


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Liberian
To: All
Date Posted: 18:24:47 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Who are you calling monkey-meat eaters ? Liberians ? Don't you eat frogs ? Should we call you frog-eaters ?


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: Konouwah
To: All
Date Posted: 18:49:48 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
They say monkey-meat is very delicious, especially with palm-butter. I have never tried it. They say the meat is very lean, clean (monkey lives up in the canopy of trees), and very nutritious. Is something wrong with that? I do not believe so. I was merely stating a fact. Please do not get angry with me.

No! I don't eat frogs, but they do eat frog legs in France. It is a delicacy for the very sophisticated. They say that they are very delicious also. Tastes like chicken, they say.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA: WHO IS A NORTHERNER?
From: gbaygbay
To: All
Date Posted: 19:41:53 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
the gbaygbay (frog in mende) is highly delicious and nutritious.


Subject: salone
From: news
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:02 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:







Salone News

Standard Times Editor in Hospital

By Gibril Koroma - Saturday 30 June 2007.

Philip Neville, Managing Editor of the Standard Times newspaper and Vice President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists has been admitted at the police hospital at Kingtom in Freetown.

Speaking to the Vanguard this morning from his hospital bed in Freetown Neville(photo))said he is an asthma patient and that because he was dumped three days ago in a stuffy and airless cell with common criminals at CID headquarters in Freetown, he suffered an asthma attack and had to be rushed to the hospital.

He said the Kabbah government arrested him and accused him of publishing false information but he maintains that his paper published the truth. "Bo na wetin den tork na stadium,bo"( that was what was said at the stadium), he said.


Subject: Re: salone
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 18:08:41 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.157.188.212

Message:
The arrest was on the authority of the Athorney general, not the President.
No one is, and no one should be above the Law.
Mr Neville,has commited an offence against the Laws of Sa lone. the Law must take its due course. untill the Laws are changed, the current Laws must apply to each and every one equally.......Not so long ago a Government ministers was thrown in that same Police Cell at CID.
So there is nothing special about that serial defamer and his hopeless RAG that passes for a newspaper.
He continues to lie and insult people in Sa lone gratuitously.

It is payback time.

He has made his bed, he should sleep in it.


Subject: Re: salone
From: LAwyer
To: All
Date Posted: 12:13:09 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-151-1-112.range86-151.btcentralplus.com at 86.151.1.112

Message:
It is not the President, but the Attorney General, who had him arrested, for subversive activities.


Subject: Re: salone
From: salone
To: All
Date Posted: 12:23:16 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
"kabbah govt.", not di kaboos.


Subject: FOR KABS
From: BORBOR BELLEH
To: All
Date Posted: 02:38:14 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
It is weird to hear that your computer is under attack by someone. Your computer must be very old with outdated security.

Cautionary note:
1. Do not open emails that you are nopt sure of.
2. Your ISP should have security software to protect you.
3. If you have a home network, try to secure it.
4. Some security softwares mistaking some images to be a threat especially if it is embeded in ActiveX.
5. Homestead is a mess.


Subject: emk we dwitt on a friday in a jah style
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 19:50:54 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Thanks to you know who. This was an upliftment in my spirit today. Rastafari!!!!!!


Subject: SLPP DON FAIL SA LONE
From: M. ALIEU ISCANDARI ESQ
To: All
Date Posted: 19:35:46 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
http://cocorioko.net/Mondayjune252007p6.html


Subject: Re: SLPP DON FAIL SA LONE
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 18:23:24 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.157.188.212

Message:
Alieu,

We have been used to Kai-Samba's boring rant about the SLPP and especially Pa Kabbah for some time now.

Kabbah is his Uncle(for real)he was criticising Kabba even when he was a member of SLPP in London.They have some family thing goin.....

He is now one of the founding members of the PMDC in London,so I would advise you to take his RANT with caution,(a pinch of salt) It is not an objective comment.


Subject: Re: SLPP DON FAIL SA LONE
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:46:21 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Cadmus,
I did take it with more than a grain of salt. I took it with two aspirins. I feel better now. Thanks for your concerns.


Subject: Re: SLPP DON FAIL SA LONE
From: Tupit Lawyer
To: All
Date Posted: 09:01:12 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
U nor go say so becos:

1. U nor sabi buk lek Yanguba Kai-Samba.

2. U nor honest lek Yankuba Kai-Samba.

3. U plain Tupit


Subject: Re: SLPP DON FAIL SA LONE
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 04:34:21 07/02/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-230-253.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.230.253

Message:
And the GOOD REV KABS KANU was asking why the SLPP supporters don't write rebuttals. ONE OF THE REASONS ABOVE.
FORREST


Subject: Re: SLPP DON FAIL SA LONE
From: London Boy
To: All
Date Posted: 18:16:17 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.157.188.212

Message:
I dont know about Alieu, but Yankuba Kai Samba has a third class first Degree, and no more.I know that for sure.

Alieu must have a bit more than that surely.

Respect the guy.


Subject: Re: SLPP DON FAIL SA LONE
From: Envy
To: All
Date Posted: 13:34:01 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Are you envious of Alieu? Atack the message not the man. I know him very well and if anyone could be called honest Alieu is but I cannot vouch for you.

I have never known alieu to brag on this forum about his education. Have you?


Subject: Re: SLPP DON FAIL SA LONE
From: Really ?
To: All
Date Posted: 15:18:27 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
You must be sick. You don't know Allieu . But what to do ? You are Allieu talking to himself.


Subject: SOLOMON PRATT IS A LOKO , SO LET SYLVIA LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE
From: Leicester resident
To: All
Date Posted: 18:31:53 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.54.155.14

Message:
Sylvia Blyden is not even a typical creole. Her grandfather, Solomon Pratt is a Loko man that changed to Creole, so why all the fuss about others endangering the creoles because they want to fight the SLPP ?

The creoles have always fought the SLPP. It is not a new thing. Has Sylvia forgotten that her aunt, Mammy Nancy ( Nancy Steele)hated Mendes with a passion and openly advocated the dismissal of all Mendes from the Civil Service when APC came to power in 1968? Was Mammy Nancy not one of those who helped the SLPP lose the 1967 General Elections.

We know that Kabbah and Berewa have been stuffing Sylvia's mouth with money to make her change colors. If she is SLPP now because of that , after all she wrote about the party in the internet when she was struggling, why not sit down and enjoy your bounties and leave others alone ?



Subject: Re: SOLOMON PRATT IS A LOKO , SO LET SYLVIA LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE
From: Historian
To: All
Date Posted: 02:56:39 07/01/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-160-37.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.160.37

Message:
Now he is Mende, and sometimes back he had some links with Limba.True Saloneman


Subject: SORBEH
From: PDP JOINS APC
To: All
Date Posted: 17:39:21 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
The Patriotic Vanguard, Sierra Leone News Portal|

Bombshell: PDP joins APC
- Friday 29 June 2007.
By Sorie Sudan Sesay, Freetown.


One of Sierra Leone’s biggest political parties, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), popularly known as Sorbeh, has joined the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party.

The ceremony which took place Friday evening at the Hannah Benka Coker Street headquarters of the APC, came barely two days after the expiration of the deadline for the submission of Parliamentary names of political parties.

The PDP whose entire executive stormed the APC offices with flying banners while singing and chanting political songs, were greeted with thunderous applause by APC supporters as they arrived at the party’s headquarters.

This is the first merger of political parties ahead of the August 11, 2007, Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, and political analysts have described the development as a major breakthrough for the APC with only six weeks to the elections.

APC leader, Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma(photo), welcomed the PDP officials saying his party is there for everyone, adding that the only way out for every politician is through the APC.

Hon. Koroma said that he was happy that people are beginning to realise that the APC is the only political party that will save Sierra Leone. Koroma said all PDP were members of the APC and if they decided to return, they are welcome. "Home is home," the APC leader said amidst thunderous applause.

APC Secretary General, Victor Foh, speaking to the Patriotic Vanguard on mobile phone described the development as a positive step towards the APC’s chances of winning the elections, saying “this is to tell the world and the nation that we are a stronger force absurbing the weaker ones.”

He said his party appreciates the fact that the people who previously deserted the APC are beginning to come back, saying, “they were part of us and their coming back is highly welcomed.”

Foh said his party will give the new members the support and coordination they needed to move the country forward through the APC.



Subject: Re: SORBEH
From: Sorbeh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:55:47 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-151-1-112.range86-151.btcentralplus.com at 86.151.1.112

Message:
I thought PDP had sold itself to SLPP in 1996??


Subject: Re: SORBEH
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 22:31:43 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Join SLPP TIDAY, JOIN APC TOOMARA
PDP BROKE LEK CHURCH OSE ARATA
DEN NOR ABLE "SELECT" NO-BODY FOR PARLIAMENT BECAUSE NO-BODY NOR WAN JOIN DEM
SO DEN DO THE NEXT BEST THING. JOIN DEN CONPIN ALAKI PARTY.....


Subject: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: Hashim Daboh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:33:35 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: Gboyama@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: 87.113.13.125.plusnet.pte-ag1.dyn.plus.net at 87.113.13.125

Message:
Reliable sources from Freetown have confirmed that Foreign Minister Momodu Koromah will be officially declared SLPP's running mate to Solo B. over the weekend. Koromah is unfortunately the choice of Kabbah.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 09:36:41 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: res-48-149.dyn.ihouse-nyc.org at 209.2.48.149

Message:
I have closely followed the runnig mate saga in the SLPP over the past one to two years since the convention in Makeni. Many prominent northerners in the SLPP campaigned vigorously for this position including Bobson Sesay, Alpha Wurie, Timbo, Kadie Sesay, Justin Bangura and his boss Kanja Sesay, Ambassador Wurie and even Zainab Bangura.

No one can deny that there are very influential and distinguished northerners in this list. There are some young, dynamic and outspoken people (not as boring as Berewa) who would have been an effective balance to Berewa's passive and usually uninspiring personality. Timbo is young and might have appealed to the youths, Ambassador Wuire and Justing Bangura are charismatic and dynamic individuals, whilst offcourse Zainab Bangura and Kadie Sesay represent the best in our female folk, bright, charismatic, experienced and definitely from the North.

Unfortunately, all these names were dropped in the preliminaries and tabloids have led us to beleive it has remained a two legged race between Momodu and Kanja whose northern credentials have been seriously and justifiably questioned. Momodu is fundametally an introvert, can hardly be refered to as popular, and widely percieved as corrupt. Kanja on the other hand is loved by the people in the provinces for NACSA (although that love is misplaced) and is far more charismatic, appealing to young people and does not have the gloom of corruption hanging over him (although some might suggest is debateable but certainly not to the extent as protrayed of Momodu).

Berewa in my opinion needed (needs) someone who could make up for where he falls short and in this case I think that Momodu is hugely inadequate. The fact that it has taken the SLPP all this time to appoint their running mate tells a lot about how cumbersome this process has been for Berewa who I am pretty sure has been in a dilenma between choosing his man (kanja) and paying Kabbah for his support by choosing the latter's protege (Momodu).

It took a trip to Libya by all of these parties ealrier in the year for this issue to be finally settled. And even then, Ghaddafi has had to comeover to the country befroe the annoucement is to be made.

For all I know, whosoever Berewa chooses (or is forced to choose), there is bound to be a fall out in the party as most of our politicians are unprincipled. Berewa has to stand up and live with it and work hard to survive the elctions.

However having said that, what amusues me is this fuss about appointing a Northerner for the runnig mate position in the SLPP and how the opposition has been playing with this issue. The APC in the last election had five aspirants for the leadership of the party, all of them from the North, precisely Makeni and when Ernest Koroma won he appointed a certain Jalloh as his running mate. Can someone please tell me where he was from and why was that not an issue?

I think the most importnat question we have to answer for our selves in lobbying for the right leadership should be "is the man competent"? and the region or tribe I beleive should be secondary. As it is currently it has been the region first and competence has been the opportunity cost. Who is APC's running mate? Do we have a short list of people being considered yet?

May God help Sierra Leone. amen.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: lieman
To: All
Date Posted: 10:33:45 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Zainab has nothing to do with your slpp nonsense. she is never slpp.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 22:32:20 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
NAR U SABI


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: NAR U SABI
To: All
Date Posted: 03:58:09 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-154-56-119.range81-154.btcentralplus.com at 81.154.56.119

Message:
Hey Independent Man nor form o dem go mean to say me nar u
NAR U SABI


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:54:53 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
wasnt Berewah the choice of Kabba, so whats wrong with the choice of Momodu being Kabba's. Everone knows that Momodu Koroma does not have a constituency in the North and if his appointment was meant to swing Norhern votes, then it is more likely than not that it would be a negative effort.

I heard that the appointment of Brewah was at the suggestion of James Jonah. I got that from a "good source" and he promised me not to tell and I aint telling no one jack.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: Moijue
To: All
Date Posted: 03:55:01 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.243.33.170

Message:
The guy is not his own man.Remember Momoh how he miss up.Let us stop solo bee.


Subject: BUT ALIEU
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 22:09:32 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-49-49.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.49.49

Message:
How can Jonah be a member of PMDC and advise SLPP or Kabba?


Subject: Re: BUT ALIEU
From: Politician
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:58 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-151-1-112.range86-151.btcentralplus.com at 86.151.1.112

Message:
Jonah now is a die hard SLPP, and expects a position in the new Government, if they win the election.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 19:08:01 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
Here you go. All these names making recommendations are the very people who wrecked sierra leone .Jonah, Kabbah both with experience and education of 180 years
still manage to dragged us into a war that will never be forgotten.My point is ,if Kabba and Jona are making recommendations that means they are going to continue the same failed economic policies they have engaged on for years. Thanks for this useful information Mr Daboh.
I will find time to remind you on August 11th 2007


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 22:59:56 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
"...Still managed to drag us into a war..."

Tell me you are not that dishonest......
Are you on some sort of medication that twists your Brain matter into liquid ......?


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: fmansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 15:41:32 07/01/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
Its pays to debate constructively.It is not my fault if you are not well informed ,please do your investigations before logging on the forum.Who dragged us into war?Who dat begin dobowusu? Was it APC.Be nice and watch your monuth.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 04:07:24 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-154-56-119.range81-154.btcentralplus.com at 81.154.56.119

Message:
Dont worry I-Man they are dreamers they will wake up with hot cold sweat on August 12
FORREST


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 18:34:13 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 86.157.188.212

Message:
Thank you Frorest Gump,

Foday Mansaray is joking.Even a six year ond kid knows that the war actually started during the APC rule.
Come on Foday, be honest.
Even Alieu knows that.


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: C'mon
To: All
Date Posted: 17:45:35 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cbl168082.sce.ceinetworks.com at 216.169.168.82

Message:
"Koromah is unfortunately the choice"

Why is this unfortunate? I don't know much about Momodu. Could someone give us some more details about this guy? I mean what's in his CV, in terms of professional and academic experience, that makes him qualified for the second most powerful office in the country?


Subject: Re: SLPP RUNNING MATE SAGA
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 19:31:53 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Former physics lecturer NUC. Has a MS in Physics- Nuclear Physics. Very brilliant and well spoken.
The rest you know...


Subject: Something fundamentally wrong!
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 14:41:25 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 69.176.196.103

Message:
The thinking pattern of most of you guys truly baffles and scares me. If the nation of SIerra leone is going to rely on you for these patterns of thinking to come up with a constructive solution to our problems, then we are in serious trouble.

The fact however is that most of you are lying down in comfort and luxury in the west, benefitting from the ruin of our country by your parents. All you wish for is for these "your men" to grab hold of power, by publishing incredulous fabrications and taking advantage of the grand illiteracy in the country (don't even ask who caused it, SLPP, APC and all the others).

How can you for God's sake say APC or Pa Kabbah should take credit for the resolution of Yenga. This was a constructive and collective effort led by the president of the country and supported by the international community through ECOWAS and the MRU. Plain and simple.

I know I am going to be branded again for saying this but one thing I admire about APC and PMDC is when things go wrong (and many have gone utterly wrong under the SLPP) the are qucik to blast and bark, but when things go right (and to be fair Yenga is one of them) they also seize the praise and take the glory. Is being fair and objective too difficult for you. I watched the democractic debate here in the US yesterday and on a few occassions the DEMS were commending Bush for the very few good things he has done, not manipulating them to look like DEMS issue. That is being insincere.

I mentioned here a long time ago that I was dissapointed not only in Ernest but also in Margai (the opposition in general) for their passive role in the yenga crisis. It only became an issue for Ernest to be vocal about when he was refused entry to campaign in yenga. And you guys heap praise on him for that? This issue has been around for the past what years and he has been opposition leader for the past ten years. Our politicians should not only be concerned with an issue when it affects their selfish desire to grab power? Something is fundamentally wrong with our so-called democracy.

Here is the equation, the SLPP is crap, full of opportunists, lack of decisive and partiotic leadership, and so far proven harldy fit to move the country as progressively as it aught to, but the opposition is hardly any thing to write home about. APC has been in oppostion for ten years and in those years they can not point to a signature thing they achieved, no clear policy, Ernest has been dormant on critical national issues and the party has been too fragmented over the years to put up any serious challenges against the ills of the current government. They failed to represent the people as a competent opposition.
PMDC, for all its messages of change is full of ex cabinet ministers of the current regime whose political agenda is predicated on lack of opportunities in the SLPP for them, not the people. They even hardly have a structure, talk less of a grand plan and policy for moving the country forward, beyond rhetorics.

Now you tell me, should I join any of these parties? I am not only saying these here using a pen name like others do, my identity as Cee bah is very well known and I have a track record of consistently advocating for a true positive change. That is why in the current dispensation, my decision is to work with the children and youth (because the adults are a lost cause), lay a solid foundation and make sure that these corrupt and incompetent bunch are made more accountable and responsive to the needs of the future of the country. Is that being unpatriotic? I am sure an idiot is going to think so..hahahah


Subject: Re: Something fundamentally wrong!
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:44:54 06/29/07 ()
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I mentioned here a long time ago that I was dissapointed not only in Ernest but also in Margai (the opposition in general) for their passive role in the yenga crisis. It only became an issue for Ernest to be vocal about when he was refused entry to campaign in yenga. ....................................

Mr. Bah the above quoted statement is a MISSTATEMENT and untrue. I am personally aware of speeches made by Ernest Koroma in and out of parliament, on the Yenga Issue. Mr. Kokromas interest in the Yenga Issue did not come only after he was refused entry into Yenga for campaign purposes, but that act in and of itself reflects the greatness of ernest koroma as a leader in that he shed light on the inaccessibility of Yenga even to sierra leonean legislators.

Do you know that the leader of the SLPP and his deputy have not ever made that attempt to Go to Yenga since its occupation. That speaks to their lack of leadership qualities. Lets face it in the category of leadership skills and bravery, Ernest Koroma is heads and shoulders above the rest and that includes the president and his vice.


Subject: Re: Something fundamentally wrong!
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 21:04:56 06/29/07 ()
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Mr Iscandri, to be "personally aware" as you claim and the real truth might not be in complete harmony. Proove me wrong and I am glad to admitt by posting a high profile speech or newpaper clip of something Ernest said about Yenga prior to his refusal of entry for campaign purposes.

You can not make me the edefender of the SLPP becuase as I maintain I don't belong to their party and do not think they are great either. I am saying let's give the dog its due.

Again, you "glamourise" Ernest's leadership in the skills and bravery but you and I know fully well that there is very much to be desired in that light from him. Tell me his major issue he championed during his ten years as opposition leader of our country. The man spent more than half of the time fighting cases against his own party members in court. Do you remember his accusations and the things the court found were true? Him and Foh forged your party's consitution. That tells so much about his leadership skills.

Look here man, jungle leader says it best, "den all na the same soup!"


Subject: Re: Something fundamentally wrong!
From: C'mon
To: All
Date Posted: 17:40:43 06/29/07 ()
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Be realistic. We are at the midst of the season for presidential politics. You can expect parties to claim credit for things like these. Why do you think there are spin doctors and almost all western governments?

A lot of issues in the country demand serious debate and attention, but fighting over who is taking credit for what is not one of them. Not at this time.


Subject: Wae Me Yone
From: Onliner
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Date Posted: 14:07:26 06/29/07 ()
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Message:
I heard that "slang" in Sa Lone has changed from "suck
air" to "Wae me yone".

What happened? Can someone please elaborate?


Subject: Re: Wae Me Yone
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:42:32 06/29/07 ()
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Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

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It was alleged that,Kabbah and the slpp didn't inform the nation about donations made by the Libya government.Donations like shipsloaded with rice,money etc.The public came to awareness of such donations during a speech made by the Libyan Leader in Freetown.To the astonishment of the populace,the issue has turn to be a mockery by saying the aabove.


Subject: Re: Wae Me Yone
From: Onliner
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Date Posted: 19:10:22 07/01/07 ()
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Thank you bra!


Subject: APC claims victory in the YENGA ISSUE
From: APC
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Date Posted: 13:33:11 06/29/07 ()
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APC comrades in cyberspace are taking credit for the peaceful resolution of the YENGA situation, eventhough millions of sierra leoneans know te Kabba government was the one responsible for the outcome.

Our President whose job includes the security of the sovereignty of salone, has used his diplomatic skills once again to get Guinea out of salone with out firing a single shot, contrary to the Beliefs and intentions of the APC leader ernest bai-posseh Koroma.

i only wish we had a leader like kabba when the RUF started in 91. We would have seen the back of the war longtime ago with minimal destruction.


Subject: Re: APC claims victory in the YENGA ISSUE
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 18:00:48 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
who brought mercenaries to restore him to power.Kabba contributed to the death of almost every last person who died in the strugggle to restore him.
This guy and Berewa knows nothing about peaceful solution.He murdered 24 people in broad day light without a fair trial.
Now,what did you say about Kabba and Berewa.?


Subject: Re: APC claims victory in the YENGA ISSUE
From: Two Fodays
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:54 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: red_dog.niehs.nih.gov at 157.98.76.127

Message:
Foday Laimpaybana is dead and gone, but it seems we have another Foday Laimpay on this forum, and he is a mansaray. Aye dunia, why salone pipul tan so ba; lie-lie ehn badheart.


Subject: Re: APC claims victory in the YENGA ISSUE
From: SLPP
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Date Posted: 13:58:01 06/29/07 ()
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Of course, the credit bel;ongs to the APC, particularly its decisive leader, Ernest Koroma. Less than two months after Koroma showed up at Yenga and demanded that the Kabbah govt. end its 5-year or so lethargy and demand that the Guineans leave, they did just that.

The Kabbah government is a govt, only in name. The international community leads it by its pauperous nose. It needed a local patriot the Apc Leader to show it how to get seized Salone territory of Yenga back.

That is why the SLPP emty suiit govt. will be sent to the dry cleaners on August 11.


Subject: TO SENGBEH AND ALL S.L.P.P: BEWARE OF THE KRIOS
From: FARRAH MARRAH
To: All
Date Posted: 12:40:31 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 134.113.7.100

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Cassandra Garber recklessly exposes Krios to danger in Sierra Leone!
By Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden (A Krio)
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I honestly do not know which Krios she claims to be speaking on behalf of but this old woman named Cassandra Garber has been making quite a lot of loud mouthed statements on behalf of a group of Sierra Leoneans (the Krios) of which I am a proud member.
Last December 2006, Standard Times Newspaper published locally and over the World Wide Web, an article written by one Ishmael Dumbuya entitled, "Krios Form Union to Defeat SLPP in 2007" in which Cassandra Garber is amongst those who spoke during the launching of a newly formed ‘something’ they termed as "Kotoku" which had as its main objective:- having all Krios gang up against the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) to ensure that the SLPP loses the 2007 Elections.
Mama Garber, at her current ripe old age, failed to think about the consequences of their unguarded and reckless boasts on behalf of us, Krios. Did she even stop to ask what could be the repercussions should the SLPP also decide to retaliate and gang up against all Krios also?
Yesterday, she published another of her recent statements purportedly on behalf of us, the Krios, in which she starts off by speaking about Arnold Bishop Gooding, a member of what she terms as "a prominent Krio family".
To those who are not aware of who is Arnold Bishop Gooding, be informed that Arnold Bishop Gooding was the de-facto Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Sierra Leone on December 29th 1992 when 29 Sierra Leoneans (including bonafide members of Freetown’s Krio Community) were executed here in this Freetown without due judicial process. 29 lives were snuffed out extra-judicially in a manner reported not to be with respect to even their basic human rights but yet still as the State’s Attorney General and Cabinet Minister of Justice, Lawyer Arnold Bishop Gooding Esq. from a "prominent Krio family" strode on despite the extra judicial killings!
Today, Cassandra Garber, the self-appointed Krio Spokesman who could not even get a few hundred Krios to vote for her in 2004 Elections, claims to be speaking on behalf of the rights of Krioman Arnold Bishop Gooding. In her disjointed statement, she promotes her ethnic divisiveness by ignoring others similarly affected like Fulas, Temnes, Mendes or Limbas.
Promoting what she claims to be the interest of her Krio clansmen over the interest of other Sierra Leoneans, smacks of her probable feeling that as Krios, we deserve preferential treatment over others. Bullshit!
Cassandra Garber has put herself to shame with that position of hers. The Krios affected are no better than the others. What would have been more civilized and more African, was if this old woman had also mentioned that Sierra Leoneans were affected rather than just isolated Krio cases as if it is only the Krios that us, the Krios care about.
To make matters even worse, Cassandra Garber has recently been making utterances that in my view are designed to incite hatredness against the Krios by SLPP partisan activists. As we the Krios only make up a very minute portion of Sierra Leoneans, if we should expose ourselves to such undue hatredness by claiming to be ganging up to bring down one of the leading (if not the leading) political parties in the country, we will numerically and otherwise, not be able to defend ourselves should such a political party decide to also gang up against all the Krios.
I honestly do not know how any sane person can expect the SLPP with Krio Ministers like Abator Thomas and with Krio appointees in very high places like Chief Justice Dr. Ade Renner Thomas to swallow the purported statement from Garber and her ilk that the Krios were going to gang up against the SLPP. What if the SLPP ganged up in retaliation against the Krios? Such reckless exposure of Krios to harm’s way by Cassandra Garber and her cohorts should be condemned outrightly.
Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, like Arnold Bishop Gooding also comes from two very prominent Krio families and this inalienable right of mine as a bonafide Krio is causing me to speak out today to publicly ask Mama Cassandra Garber to please stop promoting the reckless partisan hatredness that she is currently embarking upon, under the deliberate guise of fooling her readers that her recklessness is being perpetuated in the name of the Krios!
Which Krio gave her the mandate to expose us to the wrath of any of the nation’s political parties? Infact, which Krio has even given this old woman any mandate to speak on our behalf?
The Constituency formerly known as Freetown West III is full and overflowing with Krios. And so it was that when women of substance like SLPP’s Selwina Francis from that constituency and APC’s Rosaline Forde (APC) (Central II) were proving the respect they commanded by being mandated by their people to speak for them during the last Local Government Elections of May 2004, Old Mama Cassandra Garber contesting in Krio dominated Freetown West III could only manage to get a scattered handful of votes.
One would have thought that shameful performance of hers at the polls should have given this old woman some food for thought about her perceived popularity in Freetown or even amongst the smaller percentage of Freetownians who are Krios.
But, oh no! Old Mama Cassandra Garber thinks she has been divinely accorded the right to expose us, Krios to partisan hatredness with her unguarded statements which are the epitome of recklessness! When some six months ago in December 2006, she first took part in that reckless exercise as reported on by Standard Times, many eyebrows of Krios in the Diaspora were raised.
Infact, many concerned Krios in the Diaspora sent emails in to Awareness Times Newspaper seriously questioning the psychological frame of mind of Cassandra Garber in light of those utterances as published by Standard Times Newspaper.
The crazy claims that the Krios had formed a union to ensure the defeat of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) not only raised a lot of eyebrows but actually left concerned former students of hers who grew up under her tutelage, wondering just what has happened to their former sober minded Principal.
"What is wrong with Aunty Cassan? Tink ya ee done senile or ee done craise bah?" one of her former students who is also a Krio, wrote in to Awareness Times Newspaper’s email box.
At the time, I had also been concerned about her show of recklessness and how by claiming to be speaking on behalf of Krios, she and her handful of like-minded cohorts were exposing me and my Krio people to unwanted partisan attention! However, since the Internet Edition of that article was slightly different from what was actually published locally and knowing the well recognised penchance of the Standard Times Newspaper to distort facts, I had given Cassandra Garber the benefit of the doubt.
However, yesterday’s release as published by local tabloids in which she again pens down some opinionated release in the name of the Krios, has caused me to realize that someone from amongst us, the Krios needs to let the reading public know that Cassandra Garber does not speak for the vast majority of Krios.
Garber is certainly speaking on behalf of a group of something or the other (Kotoku?) but not on behalf of us the Krios. She is therefore well advised to limit and guide her utterances accordingly.
Please Mama Cassandra Garber, do not expose Krios to dangerous situations. You and your partisan cohorts can still exercise your constitutional right to oppose whosoever you wish and condemn whatever political party you wish to condemn BUT please do it all on your Kotoku own, representing just yourselves without bringing us Krios as a group, to face risky scenarios and outcomes.
So, to end, as we say up in the Mountain Rural District where you and I both hail from, (though we are several generations apart), just one more thing will I say here and that is our popular Mountain phrase of … Krio Man Say LONTA!

Previously, I had opined about the intentions of the APC towards the August 11 elections and this is another indication of their strategy.

Sylvia-Blyden is the grand-daughter of Solomon A. James Pratt, who wrote the Republican constitution of Sierra Leone without any debate from the masses, and was also a VERY CLOSE CONFIDANT OF Siaka Stevens. Consequently, Sylvia is APC.

The Krios were VERY INSTRUMENTAL in the landslide victory of the APC in the Western Area during the March 1967 elections. APC won the Western Area through any means necessary, which involved rigging, and the theft of the ballots which were in the vault at the Bank of Sierra Leone under the auspices of the then Bank Governor S.B. Nicol-Cole. He gave those ballots to the APC which enabled them to be victorious. S.B. Nicol-Cole was rewarded as the Managing Director of the Commercial Bank.

Sylvia's commentary is a foreshadowing of the tendencies of the APC. If there were no veracity to this issue Sylvia will not have RANTED about it.
Solomon Berewa and the SLPP should be monitoring these ACTIVITIES CLOSELY.


Subject: Re: TO SENGBEH AND ALL S.L.P.P: BEWARE OF THE KRIOS
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 14:49:12 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-358472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.53

Message:
I am very happy - I see that Olayinka Blyden the recently decorated turned sycophant has written this. I am now at liberty to answer without any restraint. I have wanted to tango with Ms. Blyden for a long time - and will treat her decently, gently, powerfully as a man should treat a Krio woman, without gloves etc on…..

Don’t go away, and you can come here. Where else should the discussion take place when I put you in your place?


Subject: Re: TO SENGBEH AND ALL S.L.P.P: BEWARE OF THE KRIOS
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 14:26:37 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I can see right through you and intuit what your scheme is.

"FARRAH MARRAH" - Marah is certainly a Kuranko name and although you call yourself "a proud member" of the Krio family, you have not called yourself by your real name and you and only know why you have not done so. For all we know you could be a man from Lesotho masquerading as a CREOLE.

Ms.Cassandra Garber has the absolute right to express herself. She also has the absolute right to express her concerns on behalf of the Krios that perhaps constitute her interest group. As do Mendes, and other interest groups. Take a look at interest groups in the US right now and I can furnish you with many examples of ongoing struggle in the world’s greatest democracy, which is the United States of America.

We know Ms. Cassandra Garber as a civilised, a very cultured and educated woman - she was the principal of the FSSG, when my wife was a French teacher there, and Ms. Garber then comported herself excellently - that is the professional view of a cultured and professional educator.

You should not attempt to scapegoat her, because she wants to champion the cause of Krios. You sound more like a Mende than a Krio and a Mende man who is distressed because the SLPP doesn’t have a ghost of a chance in Freetown and the Western area. In 1967, the APC won all twelve seats in the Western area - I think mainly through the very informative “WE YONE" which was Ibrahim Taqi’s newspaper, and it sure seems that the APC is all is set to repeat the feat this time too.
I have rapid read your posting (about 30 seconds) and will return to respond more fully to it after the Sabbath.

In the meantime please be calm. And don’t try to rake up anti-Krio feelings even if you make an unidentified claim of being Krio.
I look forward to a civilised exchange of views with you, so don’t disgrace yourself with anything (from my point of view) which could be substandard. I do not claim to be representing a tribe – although you are at liberty to identify me as an honourable Yoruba man, and you know who I am?


Subject: Re: TO SENGBEH AND ALL S.L.P.P: BEWARE OF THE KRIOS
From: Cee Bah
To: All
Date Posted: 14:50:13 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 69.176.196.103

Message:
Tribalism is your problem. All of you.

How can someone sound like mende or temne? I must say I am dissappointed in you Cornelius and in you Marrah.

You guys are all still iving in the past. Our country today (hwere you have not been in a long time) is moving beyond those destrctive tribal tendecies and becoming more integrated. But you will not admit it, because all you want to hear about Salone from the diaspora is bad news, so you could feed you egos and justify your abandoning of you country.

Una lef me ya.


Subject: Re: TO SENGBEH AND ALL S.L.P.P: BEWARE OF THE KRIOS
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 17:25:43 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
There are Irish names, English names, German names, Swedish names, Indian names Themne names Italian names, and BAH sounds absolutely Fullah.
Keep on being disappointed but let me now get down to the task of responding to Miss Sylvia - and I will not disappoint myself.
Phillip Neville is the more pressing item on the agenda - wait and you will see.


Subject: Re: TO SENGBEH AND ALL S.L.P.P: BEWARE OF THE KRIOS
From: FARRAH MARRAH
To: All
Date Posted: 14:45:54 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 134.113.7.100

Message:
Cornelius Hamelberg,

Though, I am not a Creole/Krio I have biological relatives that are Creoles/Krios.

"You should not attempt to scapegoat her, because she wants to champion the cause of Krios".
I am not reprimanding her, but most of her Creoles/Krios are responsible for the demise of Sierra Leone. I am also articulating their role in the March 1967 elections.


Subject: Re: TO SENGBEH AND ALL S.L.P.P: BEWARE OF THE KRIOS
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 17:37:40 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-358472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.53

Message:

Farrah Marrah, my sincere and humble apologies to you, for mistaking you as the author of that atrocious piece of writing.
The Sabbath was approaching and I was badly pressed for time - I identified the writer as you and my eyes jumped to the main text which I read in approximately 30 seconds. Sorry.
As far as I am concerned you are a brother and a Sierra Leonean.
How could you possibly agree with yourself "her Creoles/Krios are responsible for the demise of Sierra Leone.”?
What was "their role in the March 1967 elections"?
After sending this, I'll attend to the isssues that Miss Blyden the opportunits takes up in her unjustifiable rudeness towards Ms. Cassandra Garber( lack of good home training, and not paying attention to Rogie's/ S. E. Rogers "Advice to Schoolgirls"


Subject: Re: TO SENGBEH AND ALL S.L.P.P: BEWARE OF THE KRIOS
From: kroobaymom
To: All
Date Posted: 13:24:12 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: kroobaymom@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
Who is Sylvia Blyden to question the integrity and the inalienable right of Mrs. Cassandra Garber, Principal of FSSG 1967-1987 and President of the Krio Descendants Union to voice her opinion?

Now we know what an award can do to increase "BATOLYISM"


Subject: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 12:14:37 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS

Save for the mention of the NASSIT housing investments, no other mention was made in the President’s farewell speech of his government’s efforts in addressing the nation’s inadequate housing situation. In the last 10 years, in addition to resettlement kits given to IDP’s and a few hundred units developed by non-profit organizations, only 20 public housing units were developed.

While NASSIT and the private sector are taking advantage of a hot real estate market, policy documents are gathering dust on office shelves of the Minister of Housing with no strategies in place to address the needs of low income families. J.L.K. Muana & Mwaluma A.M. Gbegbe attribute the abysmal delivery rate to the fact that “there is no housing program to indicate how government proposes to tackle the housing problem it faces”. Sierra Leone Housing Situation and Characteristics, November 2006. The poor housing situation in most of our urban cities and towns, combined with inadequate resettlement packages leave most of the returnees with no alternative but to return and swell the slum populations of our heavily congested urban cities. In the 10 years of President Kabbah’s administration, the Ministry of Housing has not for once come up with a comprehensive plan of how it intends to achieve the objectives of the National Housing Policy. Piecemeal state land allocat1ons, and the demolition of slum settlements which government’s inaction created in the first place continue to be the order of the day.

The current rhetoric about “enablement and public/private sector partnership” is making the housing delivery process in Sierra Leone heavily reliant on the private sector as if it is the panacea to the nation’s housing problems. The continued pretence of this government that the “trickle down” and “broke ose“ strategies will create an improvement in the housing conditions is a delusion. Let us stop this madness and get some serious minds to address the people’s agenda.


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: SERIOUS MINDS
To: All
Date Posted: 12:20:30 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Who are the serious minds? You? Former Tiffy Tiffy housing director? Bo do ya, ah beg you yar.


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 12:24:03 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
Great minds discuss ideas

Average minds discuss events

Small minds discuss people. Where do you fall?


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: ADVICE
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:57 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
I think i admire your style. You are slowly coming out of the closet.

The sierra leone housing issue is because of your poor, one-maniac, warm hart, no-strategy, style of management of SALHOC.

So if you have finally decided to address an issue that can only be corrected by you, why not listen to you?

Then say: nar coco mammy nor mor know usai de coco dae.


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: Lawyer
To: All
Date Posted: 14:05:11 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
"The sierra leone housing issue is because of your poor, one-maniac, warm hart, no-strategy, style of management of SALHOC."

Now that ytou have given us your "judgement," can you give us the evidence that led you to make your baseless statement?


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:47 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
I do not claim to have all the answers, but we can start off by pointing to the abysmal failure of this government to follow up on professional advice.


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: ADVICE
To: All
Date Posted: 12:44:03 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Why don't you start by telling us where you put the LOOT?
Then we can make an honest debate out of this issue.

Until then you have no moral authority to discuss the failures of others when you are the cause/effect


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 13:00:00 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
Read my subsequent posting and you'll find out where all the state lands have gone.


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 21:49:26 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-49-49.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.49.49

Message:
His loot was all for women


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: Hit
To: All
Date Posted: 13:24:19 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Are you then saying in so many words that you do not intend to continue with this discussion?

You know you have a brilliant idea and a serious message, but the messenger is the problem.

My question for you sir is: Why did you not sue the standardtimes for making inyour words" Bogus" statemenst that are not true?

Ar jus wan know....


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 13:33:14 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
I wish I had the power to ramsack their offices as is currently happening in Freetown for their publication 'Bomshell-Colonel Qhadafi exposes government." I cross my bridges when I get to them.

If you want to continue this debate please feel free to rebutt any of my preceeding statements.


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 21:52:44 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-49-49.dynamic.mts.net at 207.161.49.49

Message:
So you are one of the people that circulate false romours as a campaign?


Subject: Re: SLPP GOVERNMENT HOUSING ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 10 YEARS
From: Hit
To: All
Date Posted: 13:44:37 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
so you believe they are capable of malicious propaganda, just to sell their issue for that day?
as they did in your case?


Subject: PROMISE BY TEJAN-KABBA IN 2002
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:56:20 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: FMANSARAY@AOL.COM
Entered From: at 74.8.30.110

Message:
To rehabilitate and construct our infrastructures. I have vowed that no sierra Leonean will go to bed hungry. We want to show the world that we as a nation are able to feed ourselves.

This was Tejan –Kabba on CNN/TIME on August 18th 2002 when ask what was his primary goal for his your 2nd term.

How will you Rate Tejan Kabba's statement and SLPP Based on this interview.
Did they try to accomplished that
Yes or No?


Subject: Re: PROMISE BY TEJAN-KABBA IN 2002
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 15:17:20 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 217.41.217.22

Message:
Foday have you ever seen an under feed person in all the pictures that you see that comes out of Sierra Leone I bet you have not so nobody is going to sleep on an empty stomach Even the raray boys are so fat that some cant even see their toes
FORREST


Subject: Re: PROMISE BY TEJAN-KABBA IN 2002
From: fmansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 18:09:01 06/29/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
STOP IT. PLEASE. 80 TO 90 % Cannot have a decent meal a day. Please this is not funny.


Subject: Re: PROMISE BY TEJAN-KABBA IN 2002
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 03:41:00 06/30/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-154-56-119.range81-154.btcentralplus.com at 81.154.56.119

Message:
STOP WHAT? THINGS MIGHT BE EXPENSIVE BUT THERE IS PLENTY OF FOOD IN SIERRA LEONE .Everywhere in the World you have a small percentage who might not have a decent a day It does not only happen in Sierra Leone I think the SLPP is keeping to its promise and the people will surely vote them in again in August 11
FORREST


Subject: Re: PROMISE BY TEJAN-KABBA IN 2002
From: GBANGBANI
To: All
Date Posted: 11:46:22 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-69-230-183-56.dsl.irvnca.pacbell.net at 69.230.183.56

Message:
All was an inspiration of his trashy element.

It was all a hokes. Once a criminal will always be one.

Below is a simple mathematical calculation of that:

(Kabba)^2(corrupt)+(SLPP)^2=criminal

if the above calculation is true, there fore they are guilty of Wrecking the country.


Subject: Re: PROMISE BY TEJAN-KABBA IN 2002
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:34 06/29/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
How about 2X