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Subject: Now we can take the test.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 21:12:51 07/10/07 ()
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As we have read about Maslow and Sigmond Freud, it is time we take the test.
I am so lonely; OVER!


Subject: Who owbns the diamonds in sierra Leone?
From: M. Alieu iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 14:35:53 07/10/07 ()
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http://www.sierraleonediamond.co.uk/exploration/mineral_rights.htm


Subject: Inferiority complex (The ones who know are watching.)
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 13:23:04 07/10/07 ()
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An inferiority complex, in the fields of psychology and psychoanalysis, is a feeling that one is inferior to others in some way. Such feelings can arise from an imagined or actual inferiority in the afflicted person. It is often subconscious, and is thought to drive afflicted individuals to overcompensate, resulting either in spectacular achievement or extreme antisocial behavior, or both. Unlike a normal feeling of inferiority, which can act as an incentive for achievement, an inferiority complex is an advanced state of discouragement, often resulting in a retreat from difficulties.

Early work in this field was pioneered by Alfred Adler, who used the example of Napoleon complexes to illustrate his theory. Some sociologists have proposed that an inferiority complex can also exist at a wider level, affecting entire cultures. This theory, which is controversial, is known as cultural cringe.

Classical Adlerian psychology makes a distinction between primary and secondary inferiority feelings. A primary inferiority feeling is said to be rooted in the young child's original experience of weakness, helplessness and dependency. It can then be intensified by comparisons to older siblings and adults. A secondary inferiority feeling relates to an adult's experience of being unable to reach an unconscious, fictional final goal of subjective security and success to compensate for the inferiority feelings. The perceived distance from that goal would lead to a "minus" feeling that could then prompt the recall of the original inferiority feeling; this composite of inferiority feelings could be experienced as overwhelming. That the goal invented to relieve the original, primary feeling of inferiority, actually causes the secondary feeling of inferiority is the "catch-22" of this dilemma. This vicious circle is common in neurotic lifestyles.


Subject: Esteem needs
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 13:18:31 07/10/07 ()
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Esteem needs
According to Maslow, all humans have a need to be respected, to have self-respect, and to respect others. People need to engage themselves to gain recognition and have an activity or activities that give the person a sense of contribution, to feel accepted and self-valued, be it in a profession or hobby. Imbalances at this level can result in low self-esteem, inferiority complexes, an inflated sense of self-importance or snobbishness. There are two levels to Esteem needs. The lower of the levels relates to elements like fame, respect, and glory. The higher level is contingent to concepts like confidence, competence, and achievement. The lower level is generally considered less advanced and more external; it is dependent upon other people. Someone in this level needs to be reassured because of lower esteem. People with low esteem need respect from others. They may seek fame or glory, which again are dependent on others. However confidence, competence and achievement only need one person and everyone else is inconsequential to one's own success. It may be noted, however, that many people with low self-esteem will not be able to improve their view of themselves simply by receiving fame, respect, and glory externally, but must first accept themselves internally. Psychological imbalances such as depression can also prevent one from obtaining self-esteem on both levels.


[edit] Cognitive needs
Maslow believed that humans have the need to increase their intelligence and thereby chase knowledge. Cognitive needs is the expression of the natural human need to learn, explore, discover and create to get a better understanding of the world around them.


Subject: Abraham Maslow!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 13:14:44 07/10/07 ()
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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology that Abraham Maslow proposed in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation, which he subsequently extended to include his observations of humans' innate curiosity. His theory contended that as humans meet 'basic needs', they seek to satisfy successively 'higher needs' that occupy a set hierarchy. Maslow studied exemplary people such as Albert Einstein, Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frederick Douglass rather than mentally ill or neurotic people, writing that "the study of crippled, stunted, immature, and unhealthy specimens can yield only a cripple psychology and a cripple philosophy."[1] Maslow also studied one percent of the healthiest college student population. While Maslow's theory was regarded as an improvement over previous theories of personality and motivation, it had its detractors. For example, in their extensive review of research that is dependent on Maslow's theory, Wabha and Bridwell (1976) found little evidence for the ranking of needs that Maslow described, or even for the existence of a definite hierarchy at all.


Subject: Re: Abraham Maslow!
From: CHIEFDOM ELDERS
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Date Posted: 14:24:17 07/10/07 ()
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Bambay Lans Kamara:
Thanks for your efforts in spreading the concept of "growth and development". Hope you are well and doing fine. Are you still in California?


Subject: Re: Abraham Maslow!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 20:34:52 07/10/07 ()
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CHIEFDOM ELDERS thanks for asking. I am well and kicking.


Subject: WAS THE ARTICLE BY JOURNALIST, PHILIP NEVILLE, TRUE?
From: Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
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Date Posted: 13:06:04 07/10/07 ()
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78. The Commission recommends that criminal sanctions in the sphere of expression should be avoided. The civil law, which permits the issue of injunctions restraining the publication of defamatory material and actions for damages arising from defamatory publication, is sufficientto protect individuals from unfounded allegations.

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

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SIERRA LEONEANS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF JOURNALIST PHILIP NEVILLE

Many Sierra Leoneans have written to COCORIOKO to condemn the arrest on Thursday of STANDARD TIMES Editor, Philip Neville , by the Sierra Leone People's Party ( SLPP) government headed by President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

According to information made available to this newspaper, Mr. Neville , who is also Vice-Chairman of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists ( SLAJ) , was picked up by Police officers , following a report in his newspaper , headlined :" Bombshell : Gaddaffi exposes President Kabbah " .In the article, the paper stated that while addressing Sierra Leoneans at the National Stadium on Tuesday, Libyan Leader , Col Muammer Ghaddaffi said that he had sent shiploads of rice and millions of dollars , about which the government did not inform the Sierra Leonean people.

The government took offence and made a public statement in which it said , among other things : "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."


"It will be recalled that on every occasion when donations have been made, the President has always informed the public either through press releases as in the case of the Libyan rice, when that rice was publicly sold and proceeds used as seed money to launch National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) or as in the case of the tractors, a public ceremony was held at the Youyi Building at which the President presented the forty tractors to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. So also in the case of the twenty buses, skip trucks and water bowsers a special ceremony was held at the National Stadium at which representatives of the Libyan Government were specially flown from Libya to Freetown to take part in the presentation. All these presentations were given the widest publicity on the radio, television and in the newspapers.Apart from the public presentations President Kabbah has on numerous occasions all over the country referred to these gifts in his public speeches."

Sierra Leoneans however want the Editor released because his arrest does not augur well for democracy in the country, or President Kanbbah's legacy. One of the writers, Malcolm Sesay, said in his letter that President Kabbah was very close to the end of the chapter on his rule and it was not the time for him to create the impression that he was undemocratic and dictatorial. Another writer noted that the elections were just around the corner and it was the wrong time for the government to create disaffection over the arrest of a journalist.

ALSO calling for the release of journalist is the Sierra Leone Democratic League headed by Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh. In a statement sent to COCORIOKO and signed by its Secretary For Foreign Affairs and Solidarity, Amadu Bailor Bah , the organization wrote :

This public release statement is in reaction to
comments hired by the leader of the People’s Movement
for Democratic Change (PMDC), Mr. Charles Margai on
the recent visit to Sierra Leone by Libyan leader and
revolutionary Guide, Brother Muammar Al-Qathafi.

Much as we, of the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic
League (PDL) are concerned, Brother Qathafi’s visit to
Sierra Leone was a blessing for a country pauperised
by centuries of brutal colonialism, domestic misrule
and despair. We do note the fact that the visit came
at a time when there is no legitimate government in
the country.

While we respect opinions of other peoples, we condemn
strongly attempts by PMDC leader Charles Margai to
demonise the Libyan leader’s visit to Sierra Leone as
hollow as cypher. We do understand the frustration and
traumas PMDC leader wanted to vent out against the
moribund SLPP. We would equally want to advise Brother
Margai to either occupy himself with finding solutions
to the very issues that are threatening the peace and
stability of Sierra Leone, than hiding behind the
façade of Political Party flag bearer to settle scores
with former boss.

The issues that are threatening the peace and
stability of Sierra Leone include SLPP disregard and
emasculation of the Constitution of Sierra Leone; the
dictator Tejan Kabbah’s murderous activities; the
ongoing arson attacks and violent activities around
the country side; the illegal occupation of eastern
Sierra Leone by Guinean forces of aggression and
terror; the presence on the Sierra Leonean soil of one
of US secret prisons around the world; the secret
deployment of Nigerian dogs of war in Freetown; the
prostitution of the country’s electoral laws and
disenfranchisement of the Sierra Leonean people; the
absence of a legitimate government to steer to affairs
of the country; the SLPP unending hatreds for the
Sierra Leonean Army; etc.

On the issue of Libya’s assistance to Sierra Leone,
the Sierra Leone People’s Democratic League regards
SLPP defensive statements to media coverage on
Qathafi’s visit as reckless, irresponsible and far
from the truth. There is just no way can the SLPP bury
the truth. We all know, and as a matter of fact, the
PDL is living evidence and is ready to prove wrong the
SLPP games. We know that in 1998, Libya shipped two
ships of rice meant for our war traumatised
population. But that the said rice was diverted and
sold to business men in neighbouring Guinea and
proceeds spent on maintaining the former Kamajoor
militia killers inside Sierra Leone. The hundred
million dollar question now is, are these SLPP
brigands waging war for freedom or pauperisation of
the nation?

The SLPP claims that it sold the two ships rice and
spent the money on creating the NaCSA is lie. The SLPP
must tell Sierra Leoneans when they receive the rice
and when did NaCSA established. These are two events
that took place in two far different periods. We
challenge the SLPP to tell the Sierra Leonean people
the truth about their rice.

From abundant evidences at our disposal, and
especially the one from the ‘horse mouth’, we are
shocked that the SLPP still leaning on dirty politics
to blind fool our people. The SLPP has also embarked
on a criminal campaign intended to muzzle the
independent media and journalists for re-echoing what
Muammar Qathafi told the Sierra Leonean people during
his visit to the country. We therefore condemn in no
uncertain terms the arbitrary arrest and detention of
the editor of the Standard Times Newspaper, Mr. Philip
Neville and demand for his immediate and unconditional
release to continue his patriotic work to the nation.

Three things which came out of the saga on the Libyan
leader’s visit to Sierra Leone, and these are: First,
the SLPP forgot that it is no more a legitimate
government and therefore no longer represents the very
interests of the Sierra Leonean people. Second,
Brother Qathafi’s speech in Freetown further exposed
SLPP hatreds for the Sierra Leonean people. Thirdly,
the arrest and detention of Standard Times editor
Philip Neville is not only criminal, but also an
attempt to kill the free Press in Sierra Leone, and a
declaration of war against the people.

We call upon the international community to exert
pressure on the dictator Tejan Kabbah in Freetown to
end its murderous threats to peace, stability,
security, democracy and human rights and freedoms in
Sierra Leone. The danger in Sierra Leone today is the
silence by the international community, particularly
the United Nations on the dictator Tejan kabbah’s
arrogance despotism in the country. The PDL wants the
world to understand that the people of Sierra Leone
are tired of the mess created in their country by
Tejan Kabbah and we warn that any attempt to
dehumanise our people in whatever form is
unacceptable.

Sierra Leone wants peace and not pieces. We want
decent politics and not mafia rule.

By this statement, we call all Sierra Leoneans, ah
home and abroad to standby ready for the second and
final liberation of the motherland from the hands of
the cabal of rogues and political prostitutes in
Sierra Leone.


Sender: Amadu Bailor Bah

PDL Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Solidarity.

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Subject: Re: WAS THE ARTICLE BY JOURNALIST, PHILIP NEVILLE, TRUE?
From: Med
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Date Posted: 14:06:26 07/10/07 ()
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The court will decide Neville’s faith. However, there are budgetary procedures in any democratic Government; there should be a policy on finance, subject to approval by a competent body representing the interest of THE PEOPLE [it could be parliament etc] . The circumstances remain dark, as to what extend and whose decision was it to sell the rice and make use of such huge [billions]proceeds as claimed. The SLPP led government has still not made their position clear enough, which has continued to give rise to widespread suspicions and the need for ACC to intervene, as to throw light on this very dark issue.

The ACC is under oath to perform:-
(1) The object for which the Commission is established is to investigate instances of alleged or suspected corruption referred to it by any person or authority or which has come to its attention, whether by complaint or otherwise and to take such steps as may be necessary for the eradication or suppression of corrupt practices.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), it shall be the function of the Commission—
a. to examine the practices and procedures of Government Ministries, departments and other public bodies, in order to secure a revision of those practices and procedures which, in the opinion of the Commissioner, may lead to corrupt practices, and to advise the heads of such Ministries, departments and other public bodies thereon;
b. to instruct, advise and assist any person or authority on ways in which corrupt practices may be reduced or eliminated;
c. to educate the public against the evils of corruption; and
d. to enlist and foster public support in combating corruption.

ACC wakeup and justify your fat wages!!!!!


Subject: Re: WAS THE ARTICLE BY JOURNALIST, PHILIP NEVILLE, TRUE?
From: Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
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Date Posted: 14:15:12 07/10/07 ()
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Med:
Please accept my standing ovation for such a brilliant response to the above article. You are my kind of guy ! THANKS, AGAIN.


Subject: Re: WAS THE ARTICLE BY JOURNALIST, PHILIP NEVILLE, TRUE?
From: Med
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Date Posted: 15:33:50 07/10/07 ()
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Doc, you sound level headed. Honestly, it is disheartening, African nations do not need to suffer!! We suffer simply because of GREED; manifestation of this cancerous symptom is evident in this forum. This same factor selfishly, grievously took us [ancestors] through the slave trade and colonial era as victims. In addition, Sierra Leone has suffered a decade long senseless rebel war, the scars are still evident!!!! It is shameful, despicable that no lesson was learnt. As a matter of fact, since independence ALL the leaders that were literally forced on the people of Sierra Leone are not COMPETENT [I can lengthily justify this; perhaps you can do it better.]!!!

What should be the solution!!! we have a forum, constructively utilize it [Thanks to the host], start from hear, no bootlicking, consciously support a cause, I will suggest that ‘we put aside partisan politics, cultivate patriotisms, cry foul when you smell shit and help build a better nation for our children yet unborn. The entire Freetown is nothing less than a village; you just read that, there is allot to be done…SPEAK OUT!!!!!


Subject: Sierra Leone: The fragile case for interventionism
From: Dr. Michel Sho-Sawyer
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Date Posted: 13:04:02 07/10/07 ()
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Sierra Leone: The fragile case for interventionism
4 June 2007
The recent civil war in Sierra Leone sparked the beginning of the Blair government's lasting commitment to interventionism. The rapid success of the UK force created the template and justification for future Blair foreign policy decisions.

However, as Tony Blair returns from his last prime ministerial visit to Africa, the underlying causes of the Sierra Leone conflict - patronage networks, youth unemployment and corruption - are worsening, putting the initial success of the Blair government's intervention in serious jeopardy.

In a wide-ranging report published by Chatham House the author, Brian Thomson, assesses the degree to which the underlying causes of the recent civil war have been tackled. The report concludes that without tackling these underlying causes further Sierra Leone will become increasingly vulnerable to instability and violence as the country approaches the August elections.

Sierra Leone: Reform or Relapse? Conflict and Governance Reform

Sam Hardy
Chatham House Press Office
+44 (0) 20 7957 5739
+44 (0) 7946 642 205

Brian Thomson
Chatham House Africa Programme
+44 (0) 7740 944 503


Advance Notice:
Report on the Role of Business in Africa

On Thursday 7 June, as G8 members meet in Germany to discuss African development, Chatham House will publish a report entitled Growth and Responsibility: A Review of Business Action for Africa between the UK and German G8 Presidencies 2005-7.

The report examines one of the more significant UK initiatives to arise from the British Presidency of the G8 in 2005, Business Action for Africa (BAA). BAA is a network of 145 Businesses. The group's aims are to present a clear African and international business voice; to promote growth and poverty reduction to promote more balanced, positive perceptions of Africa; and to develop and showcase good business practice.

The report argues that BAA has the potential to be a major positive force in encouraging greater and more responsible foreign direct investment into Africa, and the international trade policies to encourage this, but that it must transcend its UK origins if it is to fulfil its promise at an international level.

ENDS


Subject: WORLD BANK FIASCO
From: DR. MICHEL SHO-SAWYER
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Date Posted: 12:58:06 07/10/07 ()
Email Address: michel_sawyer@yahoo.com
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CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney talks to former World Bank president James Wolfensohn about the best way to get aid to people in war torn countries.

How to fix the World Bank
Advice for the new chief: Roll up your sleeves and plant some seeds. What hungry Africa needs is action, not ideology, says Fortune's guest columnist Jeffrey Sachs. 06-26-07

By Jeffrey Sachs, Fortune Magazine guest columnist
June 26 2007: 6:03 AM EDT
NEW YORK (Fortune Magazine) -- The scandal-ridden departure of Paul Wolfowitz from the World Bank doesn't end its crisis. The trouble runs deeper.
It goes to the core of the bank's mission to cut extreme poverty, hunger, and disease. In the earth's poverty hot spot, sub-Saharan Africa, the bank's approach is failing.
Just when the world has ramped up its verbal commitments to fight Africa's misery, the world's confidence in the bank is at low ebb. Despite endless talk, countless "missions" by bank staffers, and expensive studies, the bank has accomplished little in Africa for 20 years.
Africans know it, and so do the bank's financial backers in the U.S. and Europe.
Africa will be the bank's test under incoming President Robert Zoellick. If it fails there, not only Africa but the bank will be in mortal peril.
World leaders have given Zoellick and his team a clear assignment: to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, a set of targets for cutting poverty, disease, and hunger by the year 2015.
The World Bank claims on its Web site that "our work focuses on achievement" of the goals, which "provide us with targets and yardsticks for measuring results."
Yet the bank's managers have not been held accountable. Senior bank officials actually whisper to African leaders not to dream about achieving the goals, since the managers don't want to be responsible for ambitious targets. They hope that the goals will just fade away.
Part of the problem has been that Wolfowitz had no background in African development and no coherent approach to it. Based on his perceptions rather than evidence, Wolfowitz decided that the best path was a campaign against corruption among the bank staff and Africa's governments.
American conservatives cheered, as this crusade played to their prejudices about the bank and about Africa. Yet the bank's problem has not been staff corruption but rather weak leadership and accountability.
And the core problem in Africa is not corruption but the lack of basic infrastructure and services. Like all poor regions (and rich nations like the U.S.), Africa has its corruption problems, but they do not explain its distinctively poor economic performance.
The causes are obvious to anyone who has spent a few days in African villages. There are almost no roads, electricity, doctors, nurses, fertilizers, high-yield seeds, and all the other things that constitute the first step out of extreme poverty.
These villages live at subsistence or below, trying to eke out survival on soils depleted of nutrients, with children dying of malaria and mothers and fathers dying of AIDS, and without the most rudimentary help of technology.
When poor American farmers lacked electricity, the U.S. established the Rural Electrification Administration in 1935 to provide low-cost credits to bring electricity to the countryside.
When India needed a Green Revolution in the 1960s, the Rockefeller Foundation brought high-yield seeds, and the U.S. government shipped massive amounts of fertilizer.
When China's countryside needed roads and electricity, the Chinese government, not the private market, did the job, and the World Bank helped with financing.
Yet when it comes to Africa, according to Washington's free-market ideologues, all those wonderful things are supposed to spring up by themselves, with markets coming to the rescue. And when those things don't arrive, since there is no way to pay for them, African governments are blamed for corruption.
As any junior IMF staffer could tell the bank in a heartbeat, the African governments do not have the fiscal means to invest in what's needed, and that would be true even if Mother Teresa were running the local treasury.
New bank chief Zoellick needs to tell his staff that their jobs depend on meeting the goals in Africa. Here are four areas where the bank can have a quick and dramatic success:
• It can help Africa raise food production at least 50 percent by 2010. Malawi introduced a voucher scheme to ensure that every farmer could obtain fertilizer and high-yield seed. This program could be implemented Africa-wide within two years. African governments are ready, and the Gates and Rockefeller foundations will provide valuable support.
• The bank can help Africa defeat malaria. By 2010 every sleeping site in malaria-transmission regions can be protected with a long-lasting bed net, and every village can be protected with first-line medicine. More than one million lives per year can be saved, with massive add-on effects on schooling and harvests.
• It can help Africa achieve electrification by 2015. It is a cruel myth that development without electricity is possible in the 21st century. Rather than helping countries ship their oil abroad and then remain dependent on wood for energy, the bank should be helping Africa develop its hydrocarbons to support regional power grids.
• The bank urgently needs to help Africa finance roads and rail upgrading, starting with a major highway (rather than a two-lane, broken- down road) linking the port of Mombasa in Kenya with Nairobi and Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern Congo. A road and rail network would enormously expand trade between Africa and the world.
Seasoned practitioners not held back by ideology and posturing know how rapidly results can be achieved. The philanthropy Millennium Promise, which I helped start, has raised over $100 million in private funds for Millennium Villages. This demonstrates how rural life can be improved dramatically from one season to the next.
Zoellick's success will depend little on his Bush administration connections and not at all on a simplistic free-market ideology. What will count are his management skills.
The goals for Africa can be achieved, but only through action, not through more talk or studies. Time is running out for the goals - and for the World Bank.
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Healing World Bank won't be easy: Zoellick
In the aftermath of an ethics scandal, the World Bank's likely next president, Robert Zoellick, says repairing the institution will be difficult.
June 18 2007: 6:20 PM EDT

BRASILIA (Reuters) -- Healing the wounds and conflicts at the World Bank will be a difficult task in the aftermath of an ethics scandal, Robert Zoellick, the bank's likely next president, said on Monday.
"My role as a potential CEO is to try to heal this institution, overcome some of the conflicts, the bruises, the wounding, the frustrations," Zoellick told a news conference in the Brazilian capital at the end of a two-week tour through Africa, Europe and Latin America.
"It's not going to be easy," he said. "There's a lot of build-up here."
Zoellick has been nominated by the United States to lead the bank after Paul Wolfowitz was forced to resign last month over a high-paying promotion for his companion that exposed deep unhappiness among bank staff.
The bank's board is expected to confirm Zoellick in the post this week as a deadline for nominations expired last Friday, leaving him as the only candidate.
He would take over with the World Bank in the throes of raising funds for its lending programs and needing broad support from donor countries, notably in Europe.
There was special concern within the bank that European nations might withhold funding for development projects during Wolfowitz's controversial tenure.
Several member countries, including Brazil, have also demanded more transparency in the long-standing practice of the United States picking the head of the bank and Europe choosing the leader of the International Monetary Fund.
Zoellick, a former State Department official, met on Monday with Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and four cabinet members, including Finance Minister Guido Mantega.
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Subject: MANY EDUCATED PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRIBALISM
From: POLITICAL
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Date Posted: 12:57:46 07/10/07 ()
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It is no secret that the deepening politcal tribalism in our society (Sierra Leone) today has been fanned, if not caused by those who we called educationists. Looking at the current political trend in the country between parties (SLPP,APC,PMDC), you will realize that the country is in a cross road. A disaster is awaiting (may God forbid it) to be exploaded once more if these so called educationists, both at home and abroad do not change their attitudes against their brothers and sisters who they perceived as enemies because of tribal differences.

When I was in Sierra Leone, I was dumb to believe that the kind of tribalism that is Plaguing our country was due to lack of education. I became aware that I was wrong with that type of perception and in fact those who are not educated or partially educated(semi illiterate) are nothing but vitctims of the devises of our top educated brasses.
When I came to the United States, I expected our brothers and sisters who are here before us have a changed attitude about tribalism and has adapted a unique sense of patriotism in which nationalism triumph tribalism. This is not the case to many of them. In fact it a reversal in which the people back home, after the war are becoming more aware that it is time to put that colonial mentality behind and work for the benefit of the country while many in the diaspora are stuck with the same attitude they left in the 60s and 70. A situation in which the temnes and the mendes see each other as enemies and the other tribes are caught in the middle. Each of these tribes uses a subversive, chronic, and disrespectful native languages against the other. For those who does not know these two languages, let me give you a hint on two words that meant bad for the other.

In Mende when ever you come across a mende group and you hear one of them says "Kuwamui" (KU-WA-MUI). This is a tribalistic word used by Mendes against non mendes meaning a lot of things. It could mean someone far away, someone that is not among us, it also mean an enemy or alien etc, depending the tone and intention of the speaker. The mendes also believe the temnes are war-like and very troublesome people. This was evidenced by the tribal war in Bo in the 70s. In the early days after colonialism, mendes believed they were more educated and therfore more superior to rule than any other tribe. This was an accusation made by the temnes against the mendes not mine. They also believe in secrecy while the temnes are lousy and want who ever they deal with should be open minded.

In temne, when you come across a group of temnes and you hear one of them says "Aratha" (AN - RA - THA). This is another word devised purposely to describe a mende man. However, it is isolated only to mendes. It could mean a backbiter, congosa, a hypocrit etc. This word comes from a descr1ption of an animal called "cutting grass" in krio. As we all know the cutting grass is always in other people's farm destroying their crops and undermining farmers effort for a better crop production in the season etc.
The temne believe that the mendes are not faithful with them and are always engaged on character assassination or undermining attitude against non mendes.
The tension between these two groups started far back during the "Hut Tax War" when the British demanded that the natives should pay taxes for their huts. According to the temnes the war was not only about the taxes, but an initial resistance to the very nature of colonialism as the then governor reported to the Queen. A lot of consultations took place in the hinterland between the chiefs of these two groups(Mendes and Temnes) to resist the British intention and prepare for a war against the British.
The Mendes did not do as plan until few months later after they saw successive attacks against the British by the temne (Bai Bureh's groups). The temnes were disappointed to the slow involvement of the mendes to the war. They believe "if we are agreed to die let us die together, but not wait to see how I'm going to die before you die".

The mendes always has splinter groups within group. These are the typical mendes who always hold secret meetings to undermine the decision of non mendes within a particular group or association. For instance, if there is a Sierra Leonean association in New Jersey comprises of all Sierra Leoneans irrespective of tribe, two or more mendes in that association can definitely form a splinter group within the association either to undermine non memde decisions or protect their brother mendes' decision. In other words, they are power hungry people and they always like to lead. Either them or no other person.

However, in any group there are both bad and good people. My accusation against the educated Sierra Leoneans for blowing the tribal trumpet does not summed up to all educated people. There are a good number of educated people who are strongly against tribalism and fighting to stop it in both sides of the isle. But there are still people in the educated platform especially within these two tribes here in the US who are intentionally or unitentionally fanning this dangerous ideology. I will not name names, but it is clear to many people even in this forum, the way people post their opinions could clearly demonstrate tribalism.


Subject: ...DOES THIS MEAN THE APC WILL AGAIN RESORT TO THUGGERY?
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 12:52:30 07/10/07 ()
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"The Revolutionary United Front Party can not contest ... the presidential and
parliamentary elections," interim party leader Gbassay Kanu told reporters
outside the locked door of the party's deserted office in the capital Freetown.

"While we continued to keep the party going all these years, we finally
discovered that we are not getting any financial support from government or the
international community to keep our party going, so we have gone bankrupt,"
Kanu added.

He said the RUFP's entire membership had joined the opposition All Peoples
Congress Party, which will participate in the presidential and parliamentary
elections on August 11.


Subject: China Executes for Corruption
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:12 07/10/07 ()
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Message:
China Executes Ex-Food and Drug Chief
By ALEXA OLESEN,AP
Posted: 2007-07-10 11:45:05
Filed Under: Health, World
BEIJING (July 10) - China executed the former head of its food and drug watchdog on Tuesday for approving untested medicine in exchange for cash, the strongest signal yet from Beijing that it is serious about tackling its product safety crisis.


Photo Gallery: China's Product Safety Crisis
EyePress / AP Zheng Xiaoyu, the former director of China's State Food and Drug Administration, was executed Tuesday for approving untested medicine in exchange for cash. His actions lead to the deaths of at least 10 people.
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The execution of former State Food and Drug Administration director Zheng Xiaoyu was confirmed by state television and the official Xinhua News Agency.

During Zheng's tenure from 1998 to 2005, his agency approved six medicines that turned out to be fake, and the drug -makers used falsified documents to apply for approvals, according to previous state media reports. One antibiotic caused the deaths of at least 10 people.

"The few corrupt officials of the SFDA are the shame of the whole system and their scandals have revealed some very serious problems," agency spokeswoman Yan Jiangying said at a news conference held to highlight efforts to improve China 's track record on food and drug safety.

Yan was asked to comment on Zheng's sentence and that of his subordinate, Cao Wenzhuang, a former director of SFDA's drug registration department who was last week sentenced to death for accepting bribes and dereliction of duty. Cao was given a two-year reprieve, a ruling which is usually commuted to life in prison if the convict is deemed to have reformed.

"We should seriously reflect and learn lessons from these cases. We should step up our efforts to ensure food and drug safety, which is what we are doing now and what we will do in the future," Yan said.

Zheng, 63, was convicted of taking cash and gifts worth $832,000 when he was in charge of the State Food and Drug Administration.

His death sentence was unusually heavy even for China , believed to carry out more court-ordered executions than all other nations combined, and indicates the leadership's determination to confront the country's dire product safety record.

Fears abroad over Chinese-made products were sparked last year by the deaths of dozens of people in Panama who took medicine contaminated with diethylene glycol imported from China . It was passed off as harmless glycerin.

Yan said she did not have any information about whether the Chinese manufacturer, Taixing Glycerin Factory, and the Chinese distributor, CNSC Fortune Way, had been punished.

"We will try to get more information from the department concerned and we will release it to you," Yan said. She wouldn't elaborate.

China admitted last month that it was the source of the deadly chemical that ended up in cough syrup and other treatments but insists the chemical was originally labeled as for industrial use only. Beijing blames the Panama traders who eventually bought the shipment for fraudulently relabeling it as medical-grade glycerin.

In North America earlier this year, pet food containing Chinese wheat gluten tainted with the chemical melamine was blamed for the deaths of dogs and cats.

Since then, U.S. authorities have turned away or recalled toxic fish, juice containing unsafe color additives and popular toy trains decorated with lead paint.

Yan said the food and drug administration was working to tighten its safety procedures and create a more transparent operating environment. The administration has already announced a series of measures to tighten safety controls and closed factories where illegal chemicals or other problems were found.

But Yan acknowledged that her agency's supervision of food and drug safety remains unsatisfactory and that it has been slow to tackle the problem.

" China is a developing country and our supervision of food and drugs started quite late and our foundation for this work is weak, so we are not optimistic about the current food and drug safety situation," Yan said.

Chinese officials have already said the country faces social unrest and a further tarnished image abroad unless it improves the quality and safety of its food and medicine.

The government has faced increasing pressure from its international trading partners to improve quality controls after a series of health scares attributed to substandard or tainted Chinese food and drug exports.

The list of food scares within China over the past year includes drug -tainted fish, banned Sudan dye used to color egg yolks red, and pork tainted with clenbuterol, a banned feed additive.

China has also stepped up its inspections of imported products and said some U.S. products are not safe.

In the latest case, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday that a shipment of sugar-free drink mix from the United States had been rejected for having too much red dye.

Last week, China 's food safety watchdog said almost 20 percent of products made for consumption within China were found to be substandard in the first half of 2007. Canned and preserved fruit and dried fish were the most problematic, primarily because of excessive bacteria and additives, the agency said.


Subject: REST IN TURMOIL (RIT) FOR THE RUF
From: Knice
To: All
Date Posted: 10:48:53 07/10/07 ()
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Ex-rebel RUF party bows out of Sierra Leone polls
By Christo Johnson
421 words
9 July 2007
14:37
Reuters News
English
(c) 2007 Reuters Limited

FREETOWN, July 9 (Reuters) - The political party born out of Sierra Leone's
Revolutionary United Front (RUF), whose rebels hacked off civilians' limbs
during a brutal civil war, disbanded on Monday admitting it could not fight
next month's elections.

The RUF took up arms against the Freetown government in 1991 under the
leadership of the charismatic Corporal Foday Sankoh, and at its height
controlled much of the West African country, including rich diamond fields
whose gems it used to buy guns.

"The Revolutionary United Front Party can not contest ... the presidential and
parliamentary elections," interim party leader Gbassay Kanu told reporters
outside the locked door of the party's deserted office in the capital Freetown.

"While we continued to keep the party going all these years, we finally
discovered that we are not getting any financial support from government or the
international community to keep our party going, so we have gone bankrupt,"
Kanu added.

He said the RUFP's entire membership had joined the opposition All Peoples
Congress Party, which will participate in the presidential and parliamentary
elections on August 11.

Sankoh died in 2003 in captivity while awaiting trial before a U.N.-backed war
crimes court that is currently trying his one-time ally Charles Taylor,
ex-warlord and former president of neighbouring Liberia, for his part in Sierra
Leone's war.

THE LION

Sankoh, known to some as "The Lion", launched the RUF as a political party
after a 1999 peace deal with the words "War is over and now we are talking
politics".

Months later his fighters disavowed the peace deal and took hostage hundreds of
soldiers serving with a nascent U.N. peacekeeping force, prompting a
high-profile military intervention by former colonial power Britain.

President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah finally declared the war "Dun dun" ('over' in Krio
dialect) in January 2002 and was re-elected four months afterwards with a huge
majority.

Sankoh, already behind bars, was barred from standing as president in those
elections, and the RUFP failed to garner a single parliamentary seat.

Kabbah, barred by the constitution from seeking a third elected term in next
month's vote, has thrown his weight behind his deputy, Solomon Berewa, who will
contest the elections for the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party.



Subject: Re: REST IN TURMOIL (RIT) FOR THE RUF
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 11:08:30 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
He said the RUFP's entire membership had joined the opposition All Peoples Congress Party, which will participate in the presidential and parliamentary
elections on August 11.

This is the saddest part that they claim to have their "entire membership" joining the APC. Frankly the APC does not need their type and I would advocate strongly against their inclusion in the APC. They shoukld be sent back to the SLPP that is where they belong and that is the party that formed the RUF, nurtured it and used it to reign pain on my people.

To hell with the RUF(P)


Subject: Re: REST IN TURMOIL (RIT) FOR THE RUF
From: Gibril Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:40:18 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
My friend the RUF is coming home. The APC is where they belong. It is the prodigal son returning home. There is nothing you can do about that because you are not counted in the APC.


Subject: Re: REST IN TURMOIL (RIT) FOR THE RUF
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:22:20 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.2

Message:
Alieu,
Is this a sign of things to come? RUF/APC team.

The fact is that the RUF feels at home with the APC, that is why they decided to Join your Party.

They are not known in the SLPP and have nothing in common with SLPP....They know what they are doing believe. They made the right choice....them go pull wuna waice nar doh.


Subject: Re: REST IN TURMOIL (RIT) FOR THE RUF
From: M. Alieu Iscandari
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:30 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
MY FRIEND THERE ARE MANY MORE ruf IN THE slpp THAN THERE WOULD EVER BE IN THE APC. JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE SLPP HEIRACHY DO A POLL AND ASSK EACH ONE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE WITH THE RUF. YOU DONT NEED TO SHOW THE NAMES AND THE ANSWERS THEY GIVE JUST TELL US THE RESULTS OF THE POLLS AND BE HONEST ABOUT IT.


Subject: Re: REST IN TURMOIL (RIT) FOR THE RUF
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:36 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
crying over spilt milk.
APC created the RUF because they were against Multi-party democracy. Your intention was to make a case for martial law so there would be no elections, but your plan did not work.

Who are the crux of the RUFP? They are all top Ex-Rebel commanders.

Since they are now in the APC why don't you check them and make it known to this BODY?

By the way here is an excerpt from the SLPP manifesto: In the words of Tejan Kabba:
"I have looked at the Manifesto and I am satisfied that when implemented, it will take this country firmly away from the poverty trap of the past. I therefore leave with the comfort that all the trials we have survived through, and all we have achieved as a nation, will now yield the results that we have all dreamed of for our future".


Subject: Sia Tiyaama is SICk in his Head
From: Bassie Amara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:11:19 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-68-82-4-60.hsd1.de.comcast.net at 68.82.4.60

Message:
Sia Tiyaama, who does not even have the guts to reveal his identity is one of those seriously dangerous tribalistic sycophants who every one must be aware of. I am asking readers of Cocorioko to not take the so-called Sia with seriousness. If he believes the nonsense he is splashing all over the place about the Honorable Ernest Koroma, then let him be a man first and write under his true name. After all education should serve every individual right by at least relieving people of whatever insecurities they may have. The so-called Sia is an educated man who teaches at a higher institution of learning in the U.S. If he did buy his credentials from some bogus online institution, then he must go by his identity if he must be treated with any seriousness.

There is a good reason though why this tribalistic black sheep keeps fouling the cyberspace with his malicious venom. He is on Berewa and JJ Blood's payroll and he has been been promised a position should the SLPP win. This is dirty politics is its highest. It is disgusting, and very alarming that some of our younger and educated folks who should be genuine enough to analyse our country's predicament without bias are the same ones who embelish sycophancy, tribalism, corruption, and blind support for a rotten system for the sake of gaining access and hence continue the wanton rape of mother Sierra Leone.

If the so-called Sia continues his one sided disrespect and hateful articles against the Honorable Bai Koroma, then I will make it a point of duty to fully reveal his identity and establish his link to JJ Blood and others in the weeks leading up to elections. The JJ blood camp's tactic is to use insecure sycophants like the so-called Sia to propagate false information about the stronger opponent so as to attempt to change the minds of undecided voters. This evil machinery will not work. I am an independent voter and I will make it my duty to dismantle any fake information been circulated by Sia and others like him.

Thank you


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaama is SICk in his Head
From: TRUCK DRIVER
To: All
Date Posted: 09:13:48 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Where is Bra Enviable when we need him to handle Sia Tiyaama?


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaama is SICk in his Head
From: ?? Sir
To: All
Date Posted: 08:18:19 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
"I am an independent voter...."
How? When you are bent on revealing his identity for the sake of Bai Koroma.
The above ranting does not pass the litmus test of an independent voter. it looks more like a ranting of a tribalist and an APC fanatic.
You, like SIA are one and the same Bro. He or she is using fake handle, and you are using fake handle.


Subject: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Sahid
To: All
Date Posted: 05:12:04 07/10/07 ()
Email Address: Sahidkanu@aol.com
Entered From: 87-194-70-82.bethere.co.uk at 87.194.70.82

Message:
This confirms it! The people of Sierra Leone are the most idiotic people in the world. While they are singing and dancing for their various political parties, have any of them considered to ask them selves the following questions:

What are the proposals and costed plans for sustained long term economic growth?
What pare the proposals to solving the power and water crisis?
What is the future inflation target for Sierra Leone?
What are the proposals to stop Sierra Leone’s dependence on foreign aid?
What are the proposals to cut the infant and maternal mortality rate?
What are the proposals to increase heath care provision for the population?
What are the proposals to raise life expectancy in Sierra Leone?
What are the proposals to stabilise and strengthen the Leone?
What are the proposals to increase the adult literacy rate?

These are just a few basic questions that they should be asking themselves, instead of singing and dancing like imbeciles, for a government that has;

Failed to increase employment,
Failed to improve health care provision,
Failed to provide universal access to clean pipe borne water,
Failed to provide regular electricity supply,
Failed to provide a stable currency,
Failed to provide better roads,
Failed to increase life expectancy,
Failed to reduce infant and maternal mortality
Failed to increase adult literacy

Sierra Leonean politics is the politics of the play ground where personality cults take centre stage but there are no discussions on policy or manifestos. None of the so called political parties in Sierra Leone have provided even the semblance of a creditable manifesto, Instead they are focused on building their personality cults, bribing the population with childish trinkets such a tea shirts, drums and a few Leones, so that they come out to sing and dance and hail one as the messiah! How sad!


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:43 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.2

Message:
Sahid,

By simple logic, you are an IMBECILE too, since you are also a Sierra Leonean.Right?

However, some of us have been doing things on this forum and else where for our Country for a very long time. We have been debating issues, and dfending policies of our various political parties.

You are new here so you would not know about the polcy discussions that have been taking place here on this wonderful cocrioko forum over the past year or so.

If you stick around you will soon discover that their are Sierra leoneans who care about what is going on in in our country and are willing to debate the issues, discuss matters , and take a stand.

Shame you can only mention, the difficulties, and not the successess of the SLPP Government. Do you want me to do that for you?. No government will ever have 100% success, not in England, and certaily not the USA, but considering the conditions and the state of the country when SLPP took over, you should be celebrating my friend, believe me.

Now there is more to come, just FIVE MORE YEARS, that is all we ask for.


Subject: CADMUS
From: Sahid
To: All
Date Posted: 17:15:55 07/10/07 ()
Email Address: sahidkanu@aol.com
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
CADMUS, I am still waiting for the list of SLPP advances after 12 years in power. Please note I am neither APC, SLPP, RUF, PMDC nor any other sub standard party in Salone! They are all of the same ilk. The same political prostitutes moving from place to place, so long as you are willing to pay them!


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Sahid
To: All
Date Posted: 14:00:33 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I have been reading this forum for some time and am yet to see any proper debate. You show me one SLPP success?
SLPP record;
Unemployment up or at pre war levels, The Leone at almost Le 6000 to the pound, Pipe borne Water supply, sporadic at best, dirty and unfit for human consumption, electricity supply non existent, Life expectancy: 39 years (men), 42 years (women) (UN), adult illiteracy at 70%. In the last 18 months I have been to Sierra Leone 5 times and each time the county has deteriorated a bit.

Please tell me what a government is for if it cannot provide these basic things. By the way I was not born in sierra Leone, yet I went there opened 2 business, employed over 20 people, what have you done to assist sierra Leone?


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:42:37 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-198-105.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.198.105

Message:
Sahid, it makes no difference if you were born in Sierra leone. The parents that had you are from there and to show your love for them - you turned towards helping in the progress of your ancestral land - Sierra leone. I know your narrative is influenced by bitter experiences in the business ventures you embarked on. Rome was not built in a day. have you ever been to Rome or the areas along the Alps? see wonders of man and it took some - more than one hundred years. i am not advocating that you wait for hundred years to yield returns on your ventures - my analogy is that you can still do it if you will adopt the virtuous principle - PATIENCE. just out of curiosity, what business were you engaged in? have hope, my good fellow - time will give you the returns you desire if you sow well.


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Special Cut
To: All
Date Posted: 16:05:57 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Chez you should not have ran away.You should have stayed in Sierra Leone preaching to people to be patient in the face of all the National odds Sahid just mentioned


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Chez winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:17 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-198-105.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.198.105

Message:
I left Sierra leone to prepare myself for a show down in a bloodless war for change. No school was ready to accept me and i needed to advance in my education. At madina i was able to take my GCE O'levels and got the best grade to seek admission at my former school - AA. During my first two weeks at the AA, i requested a refund of my fees as the standard had fallen causing a rift between self and the administration. I eventually got my fees less my registration fee.

I came back after a year and saw the worst. it was then i decided that my presence in Sierra leone will get me locked up and perish like my poor late man. i left with no money and passport, but my heart stayed with the young minds wherever i went. Sierra leone will have spring under our brighter steps - I am sure to see this happen during my life time. i will never run away - it is sometimes wise to tactically withdraw - we should learn to fight from positions of advantage.


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: SLPP
To: All
Date Posted: 16:32:26 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
" came back after a year and saw the worst. it was then i decided that my presence in Sierra leone will get me locked up and perish like my poor late man. i left with no money and passport, but my heart stayed with the young minds wherever i went. Sierra leone will have spring under our brighter ste"

NO WONDER YOU WANT OTHERS TO STAY. BUT YOU, YOU RAN AWAY FROM THE SLPP'S PARADISE IN SALONE!

You slpp have no shame. You wish for othert Sierra Leoneans what you don't wish for yourselves!


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 17:07:42 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-198-105.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.198.105

Message:
You are too swift to jump to conclusions. I left Sierra leone under the APC regime headed by Momoh. I have lived in Europe for 20 years and have tried to help my people throughout these years. This was a time - despair is all you see in every young mind in sierra leone. i never lost hope and was always prepared to challenge them - letting them know that their days were numbered and that they will not live forever. i remeber telling Abdul karim that someday when chaos comes, he will be the first to be visited - this came to pass. I am a temne and would love to see my tribe flourish in line with the others to make of for a beautiful and colourful mix of cultures in one nation.

next time ask me when i left Sierra leone and you will not be taken aback.


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Special Cut
To: All
Date Posted: 17:04:40 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Chez,I guess the late man was SLPP, right?


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Chez Winakabs europe
To: All
Date Posted: 17:16:06 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-198-105.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.198.105

Message:
My father was not a 'party politician' - he stood for all that meant Sierra Leone. he never got mixed up in party politics. he was happy bring to light the ills affecting the people without fear - it cost him his life but enlightened his children to believe in hard work and not to see evil in everyones eyes. What he also nurtured in us was the art to exploratively reason with whomsoever to see where you can all meet - COMPLEMENTARITY.

most of my paternal members are not party politicians. Only a handful have been involved in party politics. My lineage has always tried to serve the people to the best of their abilities.


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Emmanuel Jarrett
To: All
Date Posted: 21:19:38 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-024-211-220-232.nc.res.rr.com at 24.211.220.232

Message:
You stated the reasons why you "ran away". Regardless of what political party was in power, other less furtunate folks are still their in SL. We get too carried away and forget very easily the suffering of the masses that we have left behind. After 20 yrs, what have you done for the country other than hang out here at this furum and write crap whiles the true SLeoneans have been on the ground through Wars, abuse, and stupid government cannot provide the vry basic necessity of it's citizens. Shame on all of them and I pray that even though the people on the ground will not use issues to choose the correct leader, but that God will open their eyes right at the polling booth that day....What have you done to change the life of the ordinary SLeonean other than your own peeps. It's a shame....be quite whoever you are. I don't know you and I am not interested inknowing you but don't continue writing rubbish here like we are all idiot...


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 12:26:07 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
BRA/NGOR/ORLANGBA,
"Shame you can only mention, the difficulties, and not the successess of the SLPP Government. Do you want me to do that for you?"

You finally give a good response,but now that you have decided to tell us the succeses of your FAILED SLPP PARTY,why don't you go ahead and outline them in whatever sequence that you feel may help your failed SLPP party.

"Now there is more to come, just FIVE MORE YEARS, that is all we ask for."

Bra CADMUS if WE give your FAILED SLPP PARTY five more years,don't you think the LORD would put a BIG CURSE on our country? After 12yrs of MISMANAGEMENT,CORRUPTION,NEPOTISM and REGIONALISM,why would any sane person even think of giving your SLPP party another chance? Please Bra have sympathic for your country.


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Belleful
To: All
Date Posted: 05:30:04 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.206.223.12

Message:
Question the people, where rate of illiteracy is 70%???
Half the population is rebel!!


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: sahid
To: All
Date Posted: 05:57:50 07/10/07 ()
Email Address: Sahidkanu@aol.com
Entered From: 87-194-70-82.bethere.co.uk at 87.194.70.82

Message:
It’s pathetic how the population of Sierra Leone, despite all the failures of their so called leaders and the political elite, can behave in this way. There is a saying that the people get the leadership they deserve. From what I have seen, no one can complain when they go to bed hungry or their wife or girlfriend dies because of inadequate medical care during child birth, or they have no employment or prospect of employment. If they can sing and dance for these substandard political parties they deserve what they get!


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:19:30 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
sahid, it is sad to read your generalisations on issues that not all Sierra leoneans have been silent about. i was very active at a very young age and to this day pray for solutions to our insurmountable self-inflicted problems. I am not too happy with individuals who criticise without cogent remedial alternatives. The points highlighted are the thrust of our current ills and I believe the whole world knows that. A way forward is to present the past and map out a way out of our messy quagmire. Have you been very silent towards the ills you've highlighted? What, in god's name, have you done to address the issues you've raised. we cannot always depend a handful of people as the government. we are the government! Not all Sierra leoneans are supportive of what is happening. Some of us lost our parents as a consequence of not staying silent to the ills that engulf our nation. Solutions should be presented in line with acute criticisms. You are correct about the issues you highlighted but please note that we are all not supportive of the ills created by our own very few. I still have hope if only a large number of us can pool resources to support economically and mutually beneficial projects within and outside Sierra leone. As to our leaders, the begining of the end of 'substandard' politics is near. The Berewa Administration will do their utmost to strengthen party politics irerespective of ones ideology. It is sometimes sad to have a nation that cares less for the other, forgetting that a bad yield in my neighbour's farm will indeirectly affect mine.


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Special Cut
To: All
Date Posted: 07:32:25 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Sierra leoneans are sardines without no brains. Watch them dance in the street while ushering thier new phase of suffering. This is how they've been abused since the days of our political history.This is the best way to manipulate a nation. keep them uneducated and hungry.Den sorry.


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Sahid
To: All
Date Posted: 10:49:40 07/10/07 ()
Email Address: Sahidkanu@aol.com
Entered From: 87-194-70-82.bethere.co.uk at 87.194.70.82

Message:
Very true! The behaviour of Sierra leonians both at home an abroad has astonished me! No debate about policies, no solutions offered, only attacks on personalities. Even on this very board, not once have I seen what I would consider a proper political debate on the policies of each party. All I have seen is childish attacks on other posters. If this is the level of politics and political debate, we engage in, no wonder we are the laughing stock of the world. Very sad. I was not born in Sierra Leone, but my parents were, I used to feel for the people, but having attempted to do business in Sierra Leone, having encountered the attitude of the average person in Freetown, and witnessing this spectacle, they deserve what they get.


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:32:16 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I am still not happy with your 'tone' - "they deserve what they get". You may have "encountered the attitude of the average person in Freetown" - we do not know the whole story about your business venture to qualify me to disagree with your narrative. Do not believe that we "deserve what they get". When you were doing business in Sierra leone did you pay your guides/aides or they were following you around doing your own thing to make you quick buck? Whilst i await your answer, may i say that a lot of business people go to Sierra leone and use the resources of our desperate people giving them pittance. If you choose a knowledgeable person and agree on a wage/salary - i will bet you, you will succeed in doing proper business in Sierra leone - this applies every where. You cannot expect any good from an unpaid or badly paid workman.

I pray you live long to see changes in what you believe will never happen. Sierra leone will always stay and the bad people and their offsprings will disappear. Good has always overcome evil. They shall perish and be wiped out of the face of our land that we so love - SIERRA LEONE.


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Sahid
To: All
Date Posted: 15:32:38 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I have given up on Salone, I have put some of my capital to a better use and now trade Spot Forex on money markets. I will only visit from now on!


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Neneh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:21:18 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-154-51-161.range81-154.btcentralplus.com at 81.154.51.161

Message:
Sahid

you're not to blame for your baseless outburst. I hold only the likes of S Stevens, JS Momoh & the APC culpable for your ungrateful rants. Surely if you where in Lebanon you'll be speaking a different language... Alas, the then APC government (with inferiority complex) held the likes of you to HIGHer esteem whilst you use, abuse & vandalised our people/economy like vultures.

Be rest assured the pride & dignity of Sa Lone shall be restored under the leadership of Berewa/Koroma. Also true Sierra Leoneans (regardless of colour, cred or ethnicity) will see that leeches like yourself never return to Sa Lone again!


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Sahid
To: All
Date Posted: 17:38:36 07/10/07 ()
Email Address: sahidkanu@aol.com
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
Have you read the above posts? If you had maybe you would grasp the rather simple facts that I have outlined! Please tell me what the ordinary man in Sierra Leone today has to sing and dance about as they did in Freetown a few days ago. Only yesterday I had a conversation with a cousin in Freetown, who works as a civil servant, who has not been paid in months and requested my financial assistance. Another cousin has never worked and wants me to assist him to come to Europe. The biggest industry in Sierra Leone today is how to leave Sierra Leone. So bad is the situation, sierra leoneans are now going to Iraq to find work as cleaners and cooks for the US army.
I am saying that the population, do not seem to grasp the concept of democracy, as if they had, how on earth can they sing and dance for any of the parties when these same parties have failed so miserably since independence. No water, no light, no work, no heath care and early death for all! What is there to sing and dance about? If the situation were not so desperate it would be funny! SLPP, APC, PMDC, RUF or any other sub standard party you care to name should all be swept into the political dustbin. There must be better than this!


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 18:04:43 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
You seem to be laterally intelligent. tell me something Sahid, if you sweep away the parties into the "political dustbin", what will you have in place to replace it? There are forces in Sierra leone that could have changed the way the "sub-standard parties" operate. Take Steven's era, there were hardline pressure groups - th Sierra Leone labour Congress (SLLC)was a very effective group then. Although Stevens succeeded in dismantling its fabrics, we had some sense of someone other than party politics helping the people. i heard about Zainab Bangura (campaign for Good Governance)- she went on to become an emplyed with a UN agency; the new SLLC- what are they doing to help the parties and the government; and other non-governmental organisations - what are they doing? Every government on this earth has to have a grand design to be able to at best meet the needs of its people. they are sometimes lame and need the people to tell them what is needed. if weare all yesmen to our parties - we will have no progress. An iron-fisted leader like Berewa needs a conscious citizenry to help him carry us forward.

I expect much constructive reasoning from you - the negative is always good to make a positive change. Show us some ways to help the 'pathetic' situation we find our nation. let me give you a scenerio - imagine sierra leone to be your child and you continue to call that child stupid and other derogatory words. What will become of that child?


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Sahid
To: All
Date Posted: 18:25:53 07/10/07 ()
Email Address: sahidkanu@aol.com
Entered From: cache-los-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.21.132

Message:
Berewa is bereft of idea’s an iron fist is one thing, but an iron fist that has no new idea’s is useless. Whether SLPP, APC or PMDC win, they will prescribe the same old tired, outdated and failed policies of the past. If you see some of my posts on the Awareness time’s forum, you will see the radical thinking I am calling for. In my opinion, new, younger untainted and more radical political elite needs to take control of the above parties. People, who have lived their lives outside of politics, people who have an idea about the real needs of the people. Go to some of the slums in Freetown, see the poverty. When I am in Freetown, I hate to stay in the east end as everyday you see funeral after funeral going to Kissy Road, Kennedy Street or Circular Road burial grounds. Always it seems the dead are in their early 20s. To me the political elites of Sierra Leone are failures and another 5 years of SLPP, APC or PMDC will compound and worsen the struggles of the ordinary man!


Subject: Re: The people of Sierra Leone are imbeciles!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 18:43:15 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
With what shall we replace these parties? I do respect your 'radical' thinking - an ideolgy needs to find a pragmatic base. What is your short tern remedy for the problem we have? How about the long term? I am appalled by the death rate as well. I have buried over six relatives within the last two months. last year was worse. We need to embrace the better of the evils. It is better to be within and attempt to influence change than outside.


Subject: He Finally Woke Up? THE SKY WILL WEEP ON 11 AUG
From: Albert Moinina
To: All
Date Posted: 04:23:13 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.42.21.151

Message:
When did this sleeping VP woke up to declare that he will tackle poverty as reported in Cocorioko? THE SKY WILL WEEP FOR SLPP that failed the people on August 11, it may even last for a week.


BEREWA PROMISES TO TACKLE POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IF ELECTED PRESIDENT

The National Electoral Commsiion ( NEC) last Saturday confirmed the Presidetial candidate of the governing SLPP , former Vice President Solomon Berewa and his Vice Presidential candidate Alhaji Momodu Koroma at the headquarterS of the National Elections Commission ( NEC), Wellington, east of Freetpwn. Making a confirmation statement, NEC Chariman Dr. Christian Thrope, said that READ MORE


Subject: Re: He Finally Woke Up? THE SKY WILL WEEP ON 11 AUG
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 13:03:12 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 207.108.136.243

Message:
This is all what she said? READ MORE?


Subject: ‘NEC completely disqualify [or ban] a candidate’
From: Med
To: All
Date Posted: 03:38:33 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.114.74.98

Message:

The functions vested in the NEC by the 1991 Constitution include:
• The conduct of all public elections and referenda;
• The registration of voters;
• The demarcation of constituencies with the approval of Parliament; and,
• Making regulations for the efficient performance of its functions.

The Constitution further guarantees the independence of the Commission in the performance of its functions by stating that it "shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority."
Reading the front-page article in/of http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_20055946.shtml captioned ‘Big Blow for APC in Kabala: NEYA Parliamentary Aspirant Gets Disqualified’
Particularly raises concern as to the jurisdiction of NEC, assuming they have such ‘authority’, is that complete without a judicial concurrence of the subject matter???? What’s your answer????? Mine is ‘It is a big NO, NO, NO’!!!!! [Feel free to challenge the motion]
Recent developments in Nigeria left such directive of their INEC reversed by the High Court orders, despite what seems to be an enforcement of similar eligibility clauses of constitutional requirements. I personally think that members of the electoral commissions should have received professional training. This requirement will decrease cases of unawareness and ignorance performed by commission members.
To: NEC, please respect the rule of law.


Subject: Hon. Charles Margai at Chatham House in December, 2006
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 01:48:11 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-318472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.49

Message:
Levelling the playing field - Sure his chief detractor Johnny Leigh was never invited and would not be invited to deliver a speech there because he is nobody........but here's boy pikin


Subject: Re: Hon. Charles Margai at Chatham House in December, 2006
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:21:19 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Margai said, "There have been a lot of
problems between the city councils and central government because the latter have
been complaining about lack of funds to affect their responsibility."
-------------------------------------------------------

I am kind of confused - who is the 'latter' complaining? I my mind remembers correctly it was the 'City Councils' that were "complaining about the lack of funds to affect their responsibility" and not the central government. can you please help clarify margai's statement!


Subject: Re: Hon. Charles Margai at Chatham House in December, 2006
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 02:49:50 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
This is an independent


Subject: Some kind of organisation (organization.)
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:47:48 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-197-104-25.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 71.197.104.25

Message:
Some kind of organisation (organization.)


Subject: WHERE IS THE COCK?
From: POLITICAL
To: All
Date Posted: 23:29:18 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
Kabs where the cock goes?


Subject: Re: WHERE IS THE COCK?
From: RUBBER DUCK
To: All
Date Posted: 05:32:13 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
The APC thugs have taken it down killed it and you know what they did DEM PULL AM SARA


Subject: What will it be like on 11th August 2007? Rain or Shine?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 02:26:20 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
The first two weeks in August bring some of the heaviest of torrential showers.... Fat chance of a "clean sweeet" if the downpour and wind is like 2004`'s


Subject: Re: What will it be like on 11th August 2007? Rain or Shine?
From: Special Cut
To: All
Date Posted: 07:43:23 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
On 8-11-07 Sierra leoneans will stand by the shores watching the SLPP CRUISE SHIP sink at the horizons.When this time comes it has been reliably learnt that the SLPP wing of the SL Army will step in with a flimsy excuse, declaring the elections null and void. Special warnings to Komba Mondeh, Ex Maada Bio and Ex Tom Nyuma.There will be no place to hide if they let thier emotions violate human rights.Tom you should know by now that the world is a small place.


Subject: 11th August 2007 Rain or Shine? ( Re-done for Special Cut)
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 09:57:05 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-318472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.49

Message:
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Speaking from experience, the whole exercise should be approached with some caution. Incumbent governments, no matter how honest, usually have their emergency strategies or exit plans – and the desperation is understandable considering that if they lose “power” they are liable to face Commissions of inquiry and their as yet undeclared assets investigated
(even if in the names of their nearest and dearest) and they are unlikely to be indulged or treated with protective leniency and tender mercies that they presently enjoy at the hands of their own people in the ACC.
Should it ever come to the SLPP that we know losing an election to the APC and PMDC that we do not yet know, and then the mature assurances of the statesman Chez Winakabs Europe will probably come into force:
“As a fervent believer in democracy and the reformed SLPP, I believe we will accept any results believing it is the people's wish. Let the winners (hold fervent to be the SLPP) know that it is not about winners takes it all. The APC and the PMDC are our brothers and sisters. Let differences in political affiliations and ideology not alienate them. we have to come together after the elections to work out a NATIONAL AGENDA to help our rites of passage to political maturity.”
Of course in the immediate aftermath of what is now still called the post-conflict situation, in my view Chez Winakabs advice should have been the starting ground of re-conciliation: A NATIONAL UNITY GOVERNMENT.
Should Special Cut's Scenario ever come to pass, then they had better heed Special Cut’s advice. However my intuition is that even should the SLPP boat, "The Ray of Good Hope" as you say flounder and sink just off Deep Water Quay, before the storm at sea makes them sure that all is lost, the army would have long before then come to the rescue in the covert form of taking action to quell pockets of violence on election day - and then on those grounds( those areas of violence which could get out of hand and spread)either declare a state of Emergency or declare the results in those contested areas NULL and VOID.
It’s not very difficult to orchestrate violence. All you need is a few hooligans, dressed as SLPP thugs enter an APC area and start causing trouble because they think that the Police and military is on their side and they can therefore get away with anything.
The wearing of party colours on Election Day is likely to generate some trouble. Red, Green and Orange might harmonise in the rainbow but not in Bo. Party colours also identifies people and makes preferential treatment possible (Treatment of whatever kind). And when the crowds are awash in colour- different colours- colours can clash and there is something called a mêlée…..
This is likely to happen in APC strongholds. There are no given PMDC strongholds. The PMDC have the same turf as the SLPP (sayeth I, sitting at my desk in Stockholm)
The Nigerian Military – whatever their role is should be neutral and the Sierra Leone law enforcement should also be neutral.
Furthermore we do not want to see the abduction or disappearance of ballot boxes into which voters have cast their ballots, nor do we want to see any lights going out during the voting count.
As said before, the potential rigging of an election in Africa begins with A... The Census and continues with B. Voter registration. 3. The printing of the Ballot papers. Where? And the water-tight security during their every phase of transportation to the various voting centres.
WE do not want the ballot papers etc to be housed for safekeeping in the Bank of Sierra Leone (the neutrality of which place is in doubt)
WE expect utter vigilance on the part of all the parties concerned………. There’s much much more to the bag of dirty tricks ( things I have seen with my own eyes) but let me not start giving anyone any bad ideas, and let me not promote distrust or alarm, all I say is that very few politicians are angels, so we should all be at highest al3rt and VIGILANCE is the word…. But if you see something suspicious, who are you going to report it to?
I still don’t know the relationship between the paramount chiefs and their subjects don’t know to what extent they influence their subjects to vote for one party or the other.
In Sweden there are Chiefs called “landshövdningar” in all the main districts, but they are functionally and ceremonially and politically dissimilar to Sierra Leone Paramount Chiefs and they do not campaign on behalf of either government or opposition parties.
In Sweden, everyone has a unique ID which consists in the birth date plus a four-digit number after that. You turn up at the polling booth, as my wife and I did in mid-September last year; we were duly identified and placed out choice of party and candidate in the envelopes. It took less than minute to be identified and to vote. It was a very peaceful day indeed – in my area, mostly families pushing prams, the polling station was a children’s kindergarten school and within an hour of the end of voting, the results started pouring in. By midnight the opposition was in jubilation……
When are we going to be as civilised?
I should like to add that my greatest concern if for people who have registered to vote, turning up to vote and being told that their names cannot be found on the register. There may be sporadic cases like that here and there, but these isolated incidents can add up to quite significant numbers
We the people should be the people's choice. The people’s choice has to be respected even if politics is the most lucrative profession in the country……
The Sierra Leone Elections of 2007

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=the+Sierra+Leone+Elections+of+2007&ei=utf-8&fr=b2ie7


Subject: Re: What will it be like on 11th August 2007? Rain or Shine?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 09:21:40 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-318472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.49

Message:
Speaking from experience, the whole exercise should be approached with some caution. Incumbent governments, no matter how honest, usually have their emergency strategies or exit plans – and the desperation is understandable considering that if they lose “power” they are liable to face Commissions of inquiry and their as yet undeclared assets investigated
(even if in the names of their nearest and dearest) and they are unlikely to be indulged or treated with protective leniency that they presently get from their own people in the ACC.

Should it ever come to the SLPP that we know losing an election to the APC and PMDC that we do not yet know, and then the mature assurances of the statesman Chez Winakabs Europe will probably come into force:

“As a fervent believer in democracy and the reformed SLPP, I believe we will accept any results believing it is the people's wish. Let the winners (hold fervent to be the SLPP) know that it is not about winners takes it all. The APC and the PMDC are our brothers and sisters. Let differences in political affiliations and ideology not alienate them. we have to come together after the elections to work out a NATIONAL AGENDA to help our rites of passage to political maturity.”

Of course in the immediate aftermath of what is now still called the post-conflict situation, in my view Chez Winakabs advice should have been the starting ground of re-conciliation: A NATIONAL UNITY GOVERNMENT.

Should Special Cut's Scenario ever come to pass, they had they had better heed Special Cut’s advice. however my intuition is that even should the SLPP boat, "The Ray of Good Hope" as you say flounder and sink just off Deep Water Quay, before the storm at sea makes them sure that all is lost, the army would have long before then come to the rescue in the covert form of taking action to quell pockets of violence on election day - and then on those grounds( those areas of violence which could get out of hand and spread)either declare a state of Emergency or declare the results in those contested areas NULL and VOID.

It’s not very difficult to orchestrate violence. All you need is a few hooligans, dressed as SLPP thugs enter an APC area and start causing trouble because they think that the Police and military is on their side and they can therefore get away with anything.

This is likely to happen in APC strongholds.
The Nigerian Military – whatever their role is should be neutral and the Sierra Leone law enforcement should also be neutral.
Furthermore we do not want to see the abduction or disappearance of ballot boxes into which voters have cast their ballots, nor do we want to see any lights going out during the voting count.

As said before, the potential rigging of an election in Africa begins with A... The Census and continues with B. Voter registration. 3. The printing of the Ballot papers. Where? And the water-tight security during their every phase of transportation to the various voting centres.

WE do not want the ballot papers etc to be housed for safekeeping in the Bank of Sierra Leone (the neutrality of which place is in doubt)

WE expect utter vigilance on the part of all the parties concerned………. There’s much much more to the bag of dirty tricks ( things I have seen with my own eyes) but let me not start giving anyone any bad ideas, and let me not promote distrust or alarm, all I say is that very few politicians are angels, so we should all be at highest al3rt and VIGILANCE is the word…. But if you see something suspicious, who are you going to report it to?

I still don’t know the relationship between the paramount chiefs and their subjects don’t know to what extent they influence their subjects to vote for one party or the other.
In Sweden there are Chiefs called “landshövdningar” in all the main districts, but they are functionally and ceremonially and politically dissimilar to Sierra Leone Paramount Chiefs and they do not campaign on behalf of either government or opposition parties.
In Sweden, everyone has a unique ID which consists in the birth date plus a four-digit number after that. You turn up at the polling booth, as my wife and I did in Mid September last year; we were identified and placed out choice of party or candidate in the envelopes. It took less than minute to be identified and to vote. It was a very peaceful day indeed – in my area, mostly families pushing prams, the polling station was children’s kindergarten school and in within an hour of the end of voting, the results started pouring in. By midnight the opposition was in jubilation……

When are we going to be as civilised?

We the people should be the people's choice


Subject: Re: What will it be like on 11th August 2007? Rain or Shine?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 03:03:46 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-318472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.49

Message:
Ballots are


Subject: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 15:59:29 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 35b-172.umd.edu at 129.2.18.172

Message:
Posted by ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA on July 08, 2007 at 18:11:09:

In Reply to: ALLIEU ISCANDARI PASSED OVER FOR VP SPOT posted by Santigie Koroma on July 07, 2007 at 17:47:59:


Santigie,I know that Ernest Koroma is always doing dumb things but I also know that he will never think of appointing Alieu to such an important office.Because I have given him Alieu Iscandari's ugly and shameful public and private records.
If the APC appoints Alieu to any public office, I ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA will ensure that the APC faces the worst embarrassment in its whole life.To save itself from that high form of embarrassment it will withdraw Alieu's appointment quickly with an apology.
Appointing Alieu Iscandari to any public office will be an insult to all the good people of our beloved country,SIERRA LEONE.

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What a powerful statement. I wonder if Lawyer Alieu Iscandari will respond to this?



Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:14:43 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.2

Message:
CHIEF IN EXILE,

You should be ashamed of yourself. I am about to lose all respect for you....You know how sensitive this 'Family' dispute is,this is private and personal, we are not interested in it, so why bring it up again.

This is mischief making pure and simple. for a man in your position you should hang your head in shame.

you will lose your chiefdom support if you are not careful.

There is enough to discuss about Sa lone and politics, let us do that.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 12:56:12 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
THANK YOU, SIR!


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: Ya Alimamy Gbom
To: All
Date Posted: 19:58:05 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
chief in exile, cant you tell that this is a personal attack unprovoked by alieu and that has been the case all this while. why do you give it further credence? This man is going crazy right in fornt of our eyes and we are all laughing.

Yesterday he was talking about how Berewah has a sore now he is attacking Alieu cant you see the trend. Does anyone want to compatre Alieu's life conditions to the life conditions of a man who sleeps in his car, steals money from his friends, pees in bed even as an adult, has no place to stay for himself, has no decent job or no job at all, was the house boy to the berewah family in Atlanta, would be willing to sell his own mother for a pittance, lies without bounds that he is a journalist, turns around and sends an article to Cocorioko newspaper which was later pulled off the newspaper because of its outright lies and falshoods?

I would hope that Alieu does not defend against that which is so palpably fictitious as to subject the writer to Ridicule and disgrace. Many of you dont know saidu. We know his whole family even before he went to live with the Iscandaris.

SAIDU NAR NMAN WAY NOR GET MAMA BLESSING EN NAR ALAKI EE DAY ALAKI SO NAR AMERICA


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 19:44:03 07/09/07 ()
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Chief there is an African saying that he who dances to the drum beat of a crazy man is himself crazy. I have nothing to defend my self about. I will only defend myself against charges that have some air of credibility. The writer is a non entity in my books and is looking for attention which he is not about to gert from me. It is sad that you dont know me in person and if you did you would similarly ignore the rantings that you have managed to give some credibility to by reposting it.

Stay Blessed


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: FODAY MANSARAY
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Date Posted: 16:09:29 07/09/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
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Saidu, think of where you are going if you dont know where you came from.Think of all the good things Alieu did for you to be here in the USA.Even if you live for 100 years that is not enough for you to disrespect him like that.This is the reason I said use your head and not your emotions.

May the almighty have mercy on uys.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
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Date Posted: 22:27:41 07/09/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
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Foday, Alieu Iscandari did not play any role in my coming to this country.The Almighty Allah is my witness to that.When I came to this country,I lived comfortably with my sister(who bought a ticket for me)in New York.After a few months with my beloved and blessed sister, Alieu mom's kindly ask me to come live with them in Aleiu's house because of the many good things I did for them when they were suffering in Sierra Leone. At that time I had a blind love for them. As a show of respect for his mom, I went to Alieu and while I was there, I paid rent.
I ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA DO NOT OWE ANYBODY IN THE ABDUL ISCANDARI FAMILY ANYTHING. IF THEY ARE NOT UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE,THEY WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO ME.

Finally, Foday Mansaray,to avoid the punishment of the Almighty God, please, do not believe any lie that comes from ALIEU ISCANDARI'S mouth.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: Yaya Fanusie
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Date Posted: 23:48:46 07/09/07 ()
Email Address: futatoro@gmail.com
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Message:
Mr. Bangura,
Here is a great advice: If you want to be somebody go construct an effigy of yourself and then trash it.
Yaya Fanusie


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 17:12:03 07/10/07 ()
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Coz Yaya,

Tomorrow is the 11th of August!


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
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Date Posted: 07:38:52 07/10/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
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Message:
Uncle Yaya,I respect you,please,please stay away from this fight. I have heard a lot of disgraceful things about you and your maternal family from Alieu, I dont wish to make them public.
Once again with the utmost respect I have for you, I appeal to you to stay away from this case.


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: Yaya Fanusie
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Date Posted: 11:58:45 07/10/07 ()
Email Address: Saigobe@lanset.com
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Message:
Mr. Bangura:
My maternal pedigree comes from Economic Elite Families of Senegal(Ndar-Saint-Louis, Gore, Futatoro) Guinea-Dabola, Sierra Leon-Bonthe, Pujehun, Ghana(Fanti) and France(Bordeaux) and Martinique. Martenal side roots
in Islam and Catholic Church. As children growing up we were admonished many times not to broadcast family accomplishments- The advice we got was "you go do yu yone" and then broadcast it.
If Alieu ever mentioned or circulated "bad things" about my maternal side, I am certain he is/was acting from ignorance or misperceptions which I am willing to explain.
I would suggest that you make public what you alleged Alieu told you. And I will investigate not your statement but the bad things about my maternal side and if the facts bear out the allegations then; We will remedy the situation.
Yaya Fanusie
President & Owner-Saigobe, Inc.
Owner: Toadface.com, Wambara.com, coaforum.com, Americawhatnow.com


Subject: Re: WHEN WILL LAWYER ALIEU ISCANDARI DEFEND HIMSELF?
From: SP
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Date Posted: 20:19:54 07/10/07 ()
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MR YAYA DONOT BELIEVE ANYTHING THIS IDIOT SAIDU SAYS, HE IS A SETFIRE CATALYST. I AM SAYING THIS FROM EXPERIENCE WITH HIM, HE WILL TAKE AN INOCENT WORD, TURN IT INTO A SWORD TO CAUSE DESTRUCTION. HE HAS DONE IT TO ME AND MY COUSIN.
SAIDU GO GET A JOB SO YOU CAN PAY ME THE MONEY YOU STOLE FROM ME!!!!!


Subject: Ibrahim Deen
From: salone
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Date Posted: 15:46:07 07/09/07 ()
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The Patriotic Vanguard, Sierra Leone News Portal|


Sierra Leoneans ready to do battle with alleged con man.

The Patriotic Vanguard has been receiving, in the last couple of days, many phone calls from Sierra Leoneans resident in the Washington Metropolitan Area and other parts of the United States complaining about Ibrahim Deen, an alleged con man posing as a business man.

Deen, a former US branch treasurer of one of the political parties in Sierra Leone is alleged to be operating an illegal and fraudulent money transfer business under the name of MYSTIQUE. He is also said to use the name of a credible money transfer business called Afro International to entrap and dupe his victims who hand over large sums of money to him to send to relatives back home only for him to use the money for his own purposes.

The FBI, it is further alleged, recently arrested him for operating an unregistered and illegal business. The case will come up soon on Thursday July 26 at a court in Alexandria. A representative of the Vanguard will be there to cover the trial.

Deen, who has so far failed to return our calls, is alleged to have made hundreds of thousands of dollars from this scam and has invested most of his loot in Sierra Leone where he owns many properties.

We managed to to talk to Ishmael Koroma, one of Ibrahim Deen’s friends and a former school mate at the Kenema Secondary School in eastern Sierra Leone.

Ishmael said he he had heard of rumours that Ibrahim had embezzled some people’s money and that one of these people is a lady called Mamusu.

"But you know, there are a lot of rumours among Sierra Leoneans in the US, so I cannot say whether the rumours are true or not. What I know is he has a case in court which is coming up soon", Koroma said.

Deen’s alleged victims say he has been threatening some of them with all sorts of things but they say they are ready to do battle with him to recover their money.

"We will be in court in Alexandria on Thursday July 26 to expose this criminal to the American government and the rest of the world", they threatened.

The Vanguard will follow this matter closely and will bring new developments to your attention. Keep reading the Vanguard.


Subject: Rabat hosts conference to revamp energy in Sierra Leone
From: JOSEPH MOININA
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Date Posted: 15:41:31 07/09/07 ()
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Rabat hosts conference to revamp energy in Sierra Leone
Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - An international donor Conference aimed at revamping the energy sector in Sierra Leone opened here Monday under the jointly chairmanship of Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister, Mohamed Benaïssa, and his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Momodu Koruma. 09/07/2007 full text...


Subject: IS IT HYPOCRITICAL DEMOCRACY OR IS IT "SIGNS OF THE TIMES"?
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
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Date Posted: 15:21:07 07/09/07 ()
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"There were reports of disappearances perpetrated by Government forces during the year, some of which may have been politically motivated. In nearly all cases, security forces abducted persons and detained them in undisclosed locat1ons for varying lengths of time ranging from weeks to months".
(2006 US STATE DEPARTMENT COUNTRY REPORT ON ETHIOPIA)


I would have applaud the above position by the State Department if the US was not also guilty of the same acts it is talking about...but, when I think about it in my quiet moment, I inevitably ask myself, "is this hypocritical Democracy or is it "Signs of the times"?

RENDITION is the practice of bypassing due process to seize a suspect in a foreign country and transport him to another country where there is a warrant for his arrest. EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION is the practice of seizing a suspect and transporting him to another country for interrogation, even though he is not wanted for a crime. Extraordinary rendition is associated with the Bush administration, but the Bush administration actually inherited an existing rendition program from the Clinton administration.

On June 21, 1995, President Clinton signed a Presidential Decision Directive that stated, "When terrorists wanted for violation of US law are at large overseas, their return for prosecution shall be a matter of highest priority...if we do not receive adequate cooperation from a State that harbors a terrorist whose extradiction we are seeking, we shall take appropriate measures to induce cooperation. Return of suspect by force may be effected without the cooperation of the host government, consistent with the procedures outlined in (NATIONAL SECURITY DIRECTIVE 77), which shall remain in effect".

During the summer of 1998, twelve CIA agents helped Albanian authorities wiretap suspected members of the Egyptian-based Islamic Jihad and then pressured the Egyptian government to issue an arrest warrent for SHAWKI SALAMA ATTIYA. Working with US agents, the Albanians killed one suspect and captured five others, including Attiya. They were flown to Egypt at the beginning of July. Once there, they were tortued in several ways, including being beaten, having electric shocks sent through their genitals, and being forced to stand in dirty water up to their knees for extended periods. Two of the five suspects taken from Albania had already been sentenced to death in absentia and were hanged.

On August 5, an Arabic-language Newspaper in London published a letter from the International Islamic Front for Jihad, threatening revenge against the United States for the Albanian action. Two days later, Islamic terrorists blew up the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people and wounding more than 5,000.

IS THIS HYPOCRITICAL DEMOCRACY, OR IS IT SIGNS OF THE TIMES?


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Subject: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IF THE APC WINS THE ELECTIONS?
From: Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
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Date Posted: 14:38:41 07/09/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
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The 1967 Elections and their Aftermath.

The elections of 1967 were scarred by bitter power struggles based on ethnicity, personality and party affiliation. Although the APC won the most seats, the leadership of the SLPP stoutly refused to concede defeat. The resultant stand off signalled a watershed in the political fortunes of the country and ultimately led to the destruction of the multi-party system. The head of the Army sabotaged the swearing-in of the APC Prime Minister and declared martial law. When it became apparent that this move was engineered to favour the SLPP leadership,junior-ranking soldiers staged a coup. The consequent period of military rule served to narrow the political space in Sierra Leone and compelled others to seek alternative routes to power that did not depend on free and fair elections. It set the scene for multiple further coup attempts in the following decades.(Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Report)
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Since the above incident took place, Sierra Leone has not have the opportunity to witness an incumbent party lose an election. So then, if the SLPP were to lose the next election to the APC,say, will the SLPP accept the result? Will the APC carry out a "witch hunt" once in power?


Subject: Re: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IF THE APC WINS THE ELECTIONS?
From: Fact
To: All
Date Posted: 07:44:34 07/10/07 ()
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Message:
YES


Subject: Re: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IF THE APC WINS THE ELECTIONS?
From: Albert Moinina
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Date Posted: 05:04:25 07/10/07 ()
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Message:
Very good questions. But please add:

If the SLPP were to lose the next election to the PMDC, say, will the SLPP accept the resutl?


Subject: Re: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IF THE APC WINS THE ELECTIONS?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 01:29:12 07/10/07 ()
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“ However, as Tony Blair returns from his last prime ministerial visit to Africa, the underlying causes of the Sierra Leone conflict - patronage networks, youth unemployment and corruption - are worsening, putting the initial success of the Blair government's intervention in serious jeopardy.

In a wide-ranging report published by Chatham House the author, Brian Thomson, assesses the degree to which the underlying causes of the recent civil war have been tackled. The report concludes that without tackling these underlying causes further Sierra Leone will become increasingly vulnerable to instability and violence as the country approaches the August elections.”

http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/news/view/-/id/375/

Please download the paper and feel free to search for Sierra Leone-related issues in Chatham House even if you talk to some of my best friends on a daily basis:


Subject: Re: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IF THE APC WINS THE ELECTIONS?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 15:27:46 07/09/07 ()
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As a fervent believer in democracy and the reformed SLPP, I believe we will accept any results believing it is the people's wish. Let the winners (hold fervent to be the SLPP) know that it is not about winners takes it all. The APC and the PMDC are our brothers and sisters. Let differences in political affiliations and ideology not alienate them. we have to come together after the elections to work out a NATIONAL AGENDA to help our rites of passage to political maturity.


Subject: Re: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IF THE APC WINS THE ELECTIONS?
From: Dr. C. CURTIS-THOMAS
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Date Posted: 15:34:16 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
Well said, brother, well said! Please pass on the message to the rank and file of the SLPP.


Subject: Re: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IF THE APC WINS THE ELECTIONS?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 14:49:32 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
If things seem to be going bad one way or the other, the elections will be marred by violenece here and there, but before 11-8-2007 a lot of other "things" can happen. Those without concrete FACTS or imagination are talking about someone running around naked in cyberspace.....
As the saying goes, " You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think"


Subject: Re: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IF THE APC WINS THE ELECTIONS?
From: Hit
To: All
Date Posted: 14:56:35 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
Stop quoting me without proper reference. That is called accademic dishonesty.


Subject: Re: WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IF THE APC WINS THE ELECTIONS?
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 15:07:03 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I like that. I can see that you are now trying to be my friend. Good. Keep it that way.


Subject: Police brawl at Liberia's ports leaves dozens injured
From: AFP
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Date Posted: 14:20:08 07/09/07 ()
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Police brawl at Liberia's ports leaves dozens injured
AFP

MONROVIA, Liberia: Allegations that Liberia's seaport police were stealing fuel shipments sparked a brawl between national and port forces that sent dozens to hospitals Monday, authorities said.

The skirmish broke out early Monday when members of the national police force tried to arrest the suspected port officers, said National Police spokesman Alvin Jask. He said the fighting shut down the port and only abated after U.N. peacekeepers were called in.

The West African nation is home to about 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers stationed there to help the fledgling democracy return to peaceful governance after more than a decade of civil war and the harsh regime of former President Charles Taylor.

Monday's fighting was the first internal clash between security personnel since President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to power in 2006, promising to heal wounds with a strong anti-corruption platform.

"Twenty-two of our own police officers are currently hospitalized," Jask told reporters. "Eighteen of them are wounded seriously," he added.

Jask said Police Director Beatrice Munah Sieh was briefly taken hostage by the seaport officers when she arrived to make the arrests. He said the backup force she called in was assaulted by port officers throwing stones.

Port police officer Evelyn Kreyon said the national police officers were the first to get violent, throwing stones at her colleagues.

Deputy Port Managing Director Reginald Pratt said at least 12 of port workers were injured.

Blood trails could be seen in some places where the early morning clash took place. Ambulances shuttled between the port and hospitals with the wounded as hundreds gathered on the fringes of the port to watch.


Subject: TO CHEZ AND THE SLPP - WHAT HAS BEREWA DONE FOR SIERRA LEONE
From: APC Ranger
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Date Posted: 14:11:13 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
Chez was asking us what Ernest has done for Sierra leone. can he tell us what berewa has done for us and then some of us will answer to his question that has no head or tail. dr. nahim please help us with him.


Subject: Re: TO CHEZ AND THE SLPP - WHAT HAS BEREWA DONE FOR SIERRA LEONE
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 15:06:24 07/09/07 ()
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As stated before, berewa served Sierra leone in many phases. His record is readily checkable and available. he is quick-witted and a no nonesense character. He longs to give us the Sierra leone we desire. I am conscious of the fact that during his tenure of office under pa kabbah, we have not seen much that we so desired. He was doing his work and such work will effectively materialise in the coming years when he will have no hindrance. His firmness is what petrifies those that do not want to see our country move forward. Berewa only fears God and respect his law abiding people. He is magnanimous in defeat and modest in victory. We cannot, at this present time have anything better than Berewa. I say so because the others have shown nothing concrete to support their genuine intentions to deliver to us the prosperity we dream of in Sierra leone.

The excerpt below is his case for why he wants to lead our country:

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"...The Vice President and standard bearer of the SLPP Honourable Solomon E. Berewa has spoken of the need for Sierra Leoneans to have as their next President a person who did not only have the national appeal, but one that had the experience in state craft.
The Vice President was addressing a huge crowd of Sierra Leoneans at the weekend at the Brixton Recreation Centre in London, where he was a guest of honour at a cultural fiesta organised by members of the UK and IRELAND Branch of the SLPP.
In a wide-ranging speech amidst thunderous applause, the Vice President laid out his credentials for the Presidency, and humbly appealed to his compatriots not to be swayed by sentiments in the choice of the next leadership of their Country, but to put at the helm the individual most qualified to take the mantle of leadership given the challenges that confront the nation. The Vice President said with humility, he had the qualities to be the Country’s next leader.
The Vice President took time to review the turbulent history of Sierra Leone in the recent past, and identified some of the causes of the violence that engulfed our Country, and challenged Sierra Leoneans to learn the lessons of the recent past and forge ahead as a united people with common destiny. In what appears to be a glimpse of the style of the Berewa Presidency, the Vice President told his audience that rather than coming up with the traditional Manifesto beloved of politicians, he would rather have in place a system that ensured that the state machinery works.
The Vice President told his audience that a workable system would not only ensure the development and prosperity of the nation, but that it would out last individual leaders. What the nation needed the Vice argued, was respect for institutions – be they national or local, and that the very stability of the nation-state hinged on this.
Addressing the issue of youth, unemployment the Vice President recognised the fact that about 65% of Sierra Leone’s population comprised of people under the age of 35, making Sierra Leone a young nation. It was in this respect he argued that a workable system must be put in place that ensured addressing the welfare of this very productive segment of the national population. He said unless something urgent and concrete was done to address the problems of this segment of the population, there was the risk of reversing the gains of the recent past. The solution did not lie solely with government, but with the concerted effort of Sierra Leoneans. He said part of the solution lied with the need to put someone at the helm of the nation that understood not only the nature of the problems and finding possible solutions, rather than risk the future with political mavericks and simplistic solution promise- makers. He also called on Sierra Leonean entrepreneurs to return home to invest in the economy and help develop the Country.


Subject: Re: TO CHEZ AND THE SLPP - WHAT HAS BEREWA DONE FOR SIERRA LEONE
From: sleeper
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Date Posted: 19:03:04 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
send him some medicine for sleeping sickness first and then come back.


Subject: Police Director Held Hostage at Freeport - 22 Wounded, 12 Cr
From: FPA Staff Report
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Date Posted: 14:08:21 07/09/07 ()
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Police Director Held Hostage at Freeport - 22 Wounded, 12 Critical After Riots
07/09/07 - FPA Staff Report






Monrovia – Reports gathered by FrontPageAfrica today say this morning’s violent clashes between personnel of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the National Port Authority (NPA’s) Seaport Police sparked off when the police arrested one drum of fuel that was ‘allegedly’ smuggled out of the port to the former Coast Guard base area of Bushrod Island by some officers of the Sea Port Police.


Members of the National Police Force descend on the scene of riots at the Monrovia Freeport early Monday.
A community leader near the base that previously hosted the Coast Guard, Sieh Torbor where the fuel was said to have been off-loaded, said when he received the information, he al3rted the LNP Zone One Commander on the Bushrod Island to intervene.

“This morning between 4:00 to 4:30 a.m. I received a call at from my back yard (sand beach). When I got on the scene, I saw an outboard machine canoe with a group of boys on shore. The machine canoe brought fuel in drums.

“I called the Zone One Police Commander who told me that the police was coming; before long I saw the police convoy coming led by the Director of Police. All of us, along with the man that owns the fuel went to the car. When the other boys saw the police getting down from the car, the fled; but by then the people who were on the outboard motor had already left the scene,” he said.

Police arrive on the scene

Mr. Torbor said that when the police arrived on the scene, they were only able to arrest one drum of the several drums of fuel which was about to be off-loaded from the outboard motor canoe as the others fled the scene.

He stated that the police arrested the fuel and put it on board the vehicle and proceeded to the NPA to further investigate the theft. A Sea Port Police officer was identified by a civilian who was on the scene when the transaction took place. The Sea Port Police Officer had received US$150 from the fuel dealer businessman on the deal.

Two outboard motor canoes are currently being used by the Sea Port police to patrol their premises in the absence of coast guards and other vessels needed to patrol the port area against to curtail criminals and other pirates from terrorizing vessels docked at the Freeport of Monrovia. They were rented by the NPA following the disappearance of two ships from the NPA in recent times.

Community leader Torbor named the canoe that transacted the deal as “Banasco”. He alleged that this canoe was regularly being used by some seaport police officers and others for carrying items from the port.

He said in an attempt to take the suspects to the LNP headquarters that the Director of Police was stopped from leaving the port. When she called for reinforcement to get her released, all hell broke loose with the throwing of stones and other objects which was quite bloody.

So far, the authorities at the NPA and the LNP have been tightlipped over what prompted the violence.

'Give us chance'

The NPA Managing Director George Tubman said it was still too soon to know what had transpired and has commenced an investigation into the matter. “We’re not in the position to make a statement. We have nothing to say at this point. When people speculate they are likely to give wrong information. We have not yet found what is at the bottom of this. First we are trying to quell this riot. So please give us a chance. When we get to the bottom of this because I do intend to invite the police leadership together with our people in a conference later this morning,” he said.

He acknowledged that there was a serious riot at the Free Port; but could neither confirm nor deny the account given about the fuel deal.


The Liberian National Police say it is investigating circumstances surrounding the fracas.



For his part, Deputy NPA Managing Director Reginald Pratt said, ‘There was an altercation this morning at the port and we are trying to put the pieces together. We will issue a position statement later this afternoon.”

He disclosed that about 10 to 12 persons might have gotten injured, but was to sure.

The authorities said over 13 workers at the port were severely wounded in the riot between the Sea Port Police and the LNP. A few of them are in critical condition and admitted in hospital.

The LNP is also investigating circumstances surrounding the fracas, which police sources claimed the Police Director, Col. Beatrice Munah Sieh, who led the arrest team, was allegedly slapped by the Sea Port Police Officers.

However, the Sea Port Police Director Ashford Peal said that his officers were not the aggressors. He described how the LNP officers indiscriminately hit Sea Port Police Officers with batons.

However, an eyewitness Moore James on the scene told FrontPageAfrica that the melee started when the Police Director was trying to leave the Free Port after she had gone in there to pursue a suspect connected with the fuel theft and the Sea Port Police Director Peal passed a directive at the gate that she should not leave the port because she had no authority to come into the port and take someone out without meeting with him as the Director of Security at that entity. As such she was held hostage. This was when the Police Director requested reinforcement, thus the melee began with the throwing of stones.

Peal ordered Police chief hostage


Onlookers near the scene of riots at Freeport Monday
Meanwhile, the LNP spokesman Alvin Jask confirmed that the incident was the result of a tip-off on fuel theft at the NPA by Sea Port Police that led to this morning fracas.

Mr. Jask also confirmed that the Police Director was held hostage upon the orders of the Sea Port Police Director Ashford Peal. It was when she called for reinforcement from the LNP headquarters to get her released from the LNP.

He said that another officer held hostage with Director Sieh is missing.

The Police Spokesman said also flogged was the Commander of Zone One upon the orders of Sea Port Police Director Peal.

He disclosed that 22 police officers are currently admitted at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital undergoing treatment while of that amount, 12 are on the critical list.

Mr. Jask disclosed that the police have made three arrests so far.


Story will continue to be updated as more information is gathered


Subject: Today: Momodu asks for $50million for NPA
From: SUPER STAR MOMDU
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Date Posted: 14:05:05 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
AWOKO NEWS

Today: Momodu asks for $50million for NPA

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Momodu Koroma left Freetown yesterday on board an Air Maroc flight for Morocco where he will participate in a two-day donors conference organised by the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sierra Leone government to solicit funding for the rehabilitation or revitalization of the National Power Authority.


Some 36 donors are expected to attend the conference, which will start from the 9th and end on the 10th in the Moroccan capital Rabat.
The donors expected to attend include the IMF, World Bank and the UNDP.


According to the Foreign Minister who spoke to Awoko just before he left, their “objective is to ask for fifty million dollars for NPA.”
It will be recalled that Morocco has played a major role in the efforts to rehabilitate the National Power Authority.
Moroccan technicians with spares supplied through a grant from the Moroccan government have been able to install street lights along several main streets of the capital Freetown.


The aging generator machines have also been partly rehabilitated, supplying more electricity than had been available for a long time.


Subject: Re: Today: Momodu asks for $50million for NPA
From: Light head
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Date Posted: 05:27:47 07/10/07 ()
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A amn complained to his friend, that something was wrong with his wife.He said, last month she asked for 5000 dollars, and 2 weeks ago she asked for anothe 5000, and yesterday again another 5000.Flabbergasted, the friend said, did not he ask her, what did she do with all these money??Man said, he would not know, because he never paid her a cent.
So Momodu can ask for anything, why 50 million, let his ask for a billion,Belleful tok.


Subject: Re: Today: Momodu asks for $50million for NPA
From: Ideas
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Date Posted: 22:19:04 07/09/07 ()
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No he is not yet a star. He will only begin to become one when bumbuna is completed


Subject: WHAT HAS ERNEST REALLY DONE FOR US?
From: CHEZ WINAKABS EUROPE
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Date Posted: 12:03:41 07/09/07 ()
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I am in the middle of a debate and my oppnonents are dumb in demonstrating to us what the APC leader has done in terms of socio-economic development the people other than taking claimants to court because his insurance company challenges the claim as unmeritorious. Please help us in our debate by telling us what the great leader of APC has done for his country.


Subject: Re: WHAT HAS ERNEST REALLY DONE FOR US?
From: Med
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Date Posted: 14:03:41 07/09/07 ()
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The phrase ‘contribution to socio-economic development’ cannot [in most cases] be acquired or improved in isolation. The assessment of such is integrated into the entire [national] statistical system, and measures with indicators; it ranges from Life expectancy, GPD, illiteracy rate to clear and definite factors such as personal dignity and the extent of participation in civil society.

If you are referring to the tangible factors of socioeconomic development, which I have earlier mentioned as dignity and civic involvement, then the debate should be narrow as such. For the sake of sanity and attraction of a broader forum of debate, please make bear or outline just few prime participation of your candidate[s] involvement in the civil society and also the moral life.

I presume, your opponents are anxiously waiting!!!!


Subject: Re: WHAT HAS ERNEST REALLY DONE FOR US?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 14:36:56 07/09/07 ()
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Thank you for the direction. My intention was to ask our brothers and sisters supporting Ernest to simply help me in my debate at home regarding Ernest's contributions to the people of Sierra leone on a local or national level. The areas I would like answers to includes:

* Charitable contributions;

* Income generating activities assisted from profits accrued from his insurance venture;

* Any other noticeable factor geared towards strenghtening our local economies.

I am aware of his insurance business that has taken so many insured motorists to court challenging their claims. That in itself is not a progressive move. It only benefitted Ernest and his outfit.


Subject: Re: WHAT HAS ERNEST REALLY DONE FOR US?
From: Truth
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Date Posted: 14:58:22 07/09/07 ()
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Entered From: host81-152-136-66.range81-152.btcentralplus.com at 81.152.136.66

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What has Solo Bee done for salone before 1996?


Subject: Re: WHAT HAS ERNEST REALLY DONE FOR US?
From: CHIEF IN EXILE
To: All
Date Posted: 14:46:39 07/09/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: 35b-172.umd.edu at 129.2.18.172

Message:
"I am aware of his insurance business that has taken so many insured motorists to court challenging their claims. That in itself is not a progressive move. It only benefitted Ernest and his outfit." (Chez Winakabs Europe)

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The above is not unique to "Ernest and his outfit",phenomenon happens all the time even in the U.K and the USA.

Please note that I carry no brief for Ernest Koroma, and for that matter, the APC. My view is purely objective.


Subject: Re: WHAT HAS ERNEST REALLY DONE FOR US?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 23:50:34 07/09/07 ()
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In the UK and the USA, claimantsa are represented by NO WIN NO FEE LAWYERS! Show me a lawyer in Sierra leone who will embark on such a matter? Our people who have the problems highlighted do not stand a chance when Ernest's insurance company comes up with their arguments. The situation my fellow is not the same. our people stand no chance!!!


Subject: NORTHERNERS ARE LEADING BY EXAMPLES
From: BUFORD HWY
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Date Posted: 11:35:18 07/09/07 ()
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WHY SLPP, APC, PMDC EMBRACED AND DANCED
Members from the three political parties happily embraced each other on the streets of Makeni, while chanting their various political party slogans, giving members of the public great hope for peaceful elections.
John B. Sesay, a school teacher, said in Makeni last Thursday, “the nomination exercise in Makeni, ably handled by NEC’s Albert Massaquoi, is the harbinger for peaceful elections in August.”
John B. Sesay continued, “it is not surprising that supporters of three different political parties can sit together, drink palm wine together and share jokes because the Bombali District intends to tell the rest of Sierra Leone that politics is a contest between brothers, sisters and friends and not an occasion for warfare. I am SLPP, my wife is APC, but this political difference has not interfered with our marital relationship nor has it affected our domestic lives.”
The Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress party for the Bombali District, A. P. Koroma of Biriwa Chiefdom, declared the nomination exercise at NEC in Makeni as an exemplary feat which has demonstrated that NEC operates in a transparent manner.
A. P. Koroma continued, “we members of the APC are delighted that Mr. Albert Massaquoi of NEC and his colleagues have handled the nominations in a transparent manner so far, the best I have witnessed since independence.”
A. P. Koroma further stated that the level of tolerance in Makeni and in the Bombali District in general is borne out of the fact that even though the APC is the predominate party, Bombali is also the home of the APC leader who has constantly preached the doctrine of peace and political tolerance.
A. P. Koroma continued, “the Bombali District comprises five tribes and the people within the district have co-existed over the years on the basis of inter-tribal collaboration and therefore, this culture is now being extended to ensure that politics by itself does not interfere with the relationship between persons within the district.”
A. P. Koroma stated, “we must congratulate NEC for a job well done in Bombali. The people from the other districts have gone to Bombali to behold APC, SLPP and PMDC people eating and drinking together and this has been helped by the fact that Mr. Albert Massaquoi of NEC has been most objective in handling the election process.”


Subject: Official figures of registered voters for the four regions
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 08:30:26 07/09/07 ()
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Eastern region registered voters, 633,438
Western area registered voters, 605,375
Northern region registered voters, 846,557
Southern region registered voters, 536,943


Subject: Re: Official figures of registered voters for the four regions
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 08:38:06 07/09/07 ()
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Entered From: c-208472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.32

Message:
Most learned Dr. Abdul Nahim ( learned for yourself and your teachers) I am not replying to my own posting, but only expanding it.


Subject: SLPP in rigging operation
From: No rigging
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Date Posted: 07:45:17 07/09/07 ()
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Entered From: 175-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.175

Message:
The SLPP is using mind game to rig the elctions in August. The so-called large crowd it is attracting is to counter the views that it has a big support and in an event of electoral malpractices, its supporters will shout loud that it has a large following in the Country.
Many of theses so called SLPP supporters are joining the match in order for them to have a day's meal.
Everybod knows that to survive in present Sierra Leone today, one needs to join the SLPP campaign rallies. The excessive donors money is being converted by Kabbah/Berewa for elctioneering purpose.
The SLPP has made emergency plan to stuff the ballot boxes with hidden ballot papers.
One way to thwart Berewa and co rigging plan is to ensure that all ballot paers are sealed in a package and all the ballot boxex must be inspected before voting starts and no security officers should board and sit inside the truck that will be transporting the ballot boxes. Opposition parties must ensure that at the end of the voting day, all ballot boxes must be sealed and the opposition returning officers or election monitors must be around when the counting starts. Do not alow NEC Officials to accompany any ballot boxex without the presence of opposition supporters. The areas where the rigging will be heavy are in the Western area, Kailaihun, PortLoko, Makeni, Bo, Bonthe and Kono.
APC, PMDC, NDC, PDP, NUPP open your eyes and get ready to moniyor the elctions. August 11th is about the future of Sierra Leonean cildren and the poor. It tok ten years for the SLPP kleptomaniacs to chop eight hundred million dollars from the coffers. Only fools and visionless class of people will want to get a governmnet that cares for their family and friends.
No stone should be left unturned to stop the SLPP from rigging the electins. Rigging is their only bet to win.
very Sierra Leoneans must stand against dishonest practices during the elctions and give pransparency and fair elctions a chance.
Norigging this time for the SLPP because we will reveal their dirty tricks. We have connections to inner core of the SLPP and we will spill the beans before the hatched any plan.
LONTA


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: CADMUS
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Date Posted: 11:14:45 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
This is not even funny.....

You are such an Idiot with a capital ' I ' that this is not worth replying to.


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 11:19:39 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
Some idiots are much more sophisticated than you or your teachers will ever be.

Over the past several years I’ve posted this site so many times:


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 07:55:13 07/09/07 ()
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Entered From: host81-132-252-191.range81-132.btcentralplus.com at 81.132.252.191

Message:
RIGGING RIGGING RIGGING My foot you people have not seen anything yet you wait when we the SLPP do a clean sweet you will not have the courage to write again on this Forum. TUPIT
FORREST


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 11:34:56 07/09/07 ()
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"clean sweet" perhaps but clean sweep is out of the question and you can bet your humble ass on that.

The elections are approximately 30 days awayand very much can happen before that. DON*T tempt fate, don't push your luck and above all don't attack me because I won't ask for permission from your party boss to kick your ass along with some other asses


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: FORREST GUMP
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Date Posted: 04:23:10 07/10/07 ()
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Entered From: host81-153-199-79.range81-153.btcentralplus.com at 81.153.199.79

Message:
If you don't behave yourself I will come to Sweden and seize your computer so you wont have a toy to play with anymore
FORREST


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: CRASE DETECTOR
To: All
Date Posted: 11:49:01 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: box.suffolkcountyny.gov at 204.126.240.6

Message:
Why are you so rude? What is the problem with this old man? Are you mentally unstable?


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 14:28:03 07/09/07 ()
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Entered From: c-318472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.49

Message:
Whatever you are mentally ill-equipped to understand, you call "crase".

I'm itching to show you what crase can do. Be careful.


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: Hit
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Date Posted: 14:30:49 07/09/07 ()
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Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
what are you going to do? Run naked in CYBERSPACE?
Bra nor kill me wit laugh....


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 14:33:51 07/09/07 ()
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That's what you always say mr. dean " nor kill me wit laugh" Well, love the SLPP with all your heart but don't mess with me, no matter how clever and corrupt you are and don't count you chickens before your eggs get hatched.


Subject: Re: SLPP in rigging operation
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 14:22:53 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
Why are you such a coward?
You know who is an old man etc andf who is your old woman.
Go on, cross the line. There is more than one blog ready to redeem you and your fellow idiots.


Subject: Against "Tribalism" ( for Bambay Lan sKamara
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
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Date Posted: 07:37:49 07/09/07 ()
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Bambay,


Thanks for your analysis of some of the pathologies of hatred that are at the core of the disease.

It’s great to read natural intelligence shining through your every word of serious concern about this matter as you say, “Who feels it knows it all.” – so if you will kindly permit us to localise the matter to Africa – just for a moment - we have the Papa’s land syndrome – the black vs. White settler colonisation in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya – and that past even after a century of struggle is not wholly resolved between Muzungu bwanas and us. We know all that

As you say,” Sierra Leoneans who hate other Sierra Leoneans are complete fools.” And I’d like to add Sierra Leoneans who hate other Sierra Leoneans WITHOUT CAUSE or REASON are complete fools.

You are optimistic. That’s a positive sign. You say “Allow them time, they will realize what and who they are and eventually will join the core.” Time is not enough. You add,” It is all about education and most of them misunderstand education for book learning.” Yes, we need a citizen education programme which addresses the heart question “Who/ what is a Sierra Leonean? A brother? A neighbour?” (And who is not?)

It’s bad enough with Iraqis who hate other Iraqis and we are all witness to the daily carnage and the cycle of revenge based on slight differences of religious ideology, tribal and clan (kunya) identities competing for political power – Iraq is a heartland of Islam and has a long history. Identities have been built and solidified over the past fourteen centuries of Islamic evolution.

In the words of the Qur’an al-Karim:

Al-Baqarah
” 2: 9. And of the people there are some who say, `We believe in Allah, and the Last Day;' while they are not believers at all.
2: 10. They would deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive none but themselves; only they perceive it not.
2: 11. In their hearts was a disease, so Allah has increased their disease, and for them is a grievous punishment because they lied.
2: 12. And when it is said to them, `Create not disorder in the earth,' they say `We are only promoters of peace.'
2: 13. Beware ! It is surely they who create disorder, but they do not perceive it. ”

On the mainland of the great continent of Africa, the centre of gravity is the new awareness of globalisation, of other regional alliances such as the European Union, and so this is the day when the programme of a United States of Africa is on the agenda and we still have ” So many Rivers to Cross.”

Muammar-al Qadhafi is the most serious man on the African continent. The others would first like everything to be “in order” and then to just add the icing on the cake, and append their signatures to the icing, of course with a flourish… each and every African president lining up in queue to sign up to the declaration….. They still don’t know what time it is. They are probably still singing, “Diamonds are forever” and dancing to the melody. So much money spent on the project. So much time has elapsed since Addis Ababa became the centre of that unity. So much has happened to the consciousness of Africans since the days of the Pan- Africanist grandfathers, Garvey, Blyden, Nkrumah, and Zik.....................


But lets get even more local - there are no more ohpoetoe people lording anything over Sierra Leone and the ball is now in our court to actualise the notion and the ideal in the notion to which we all subscribe: the notion of one country one people – the kind of unity of purpose that we subscribe to when it’s Sierra Leone versus any other nation in football matches.
Therefore a subsidiary and very relevant question to the main question of ” Is racism a disease?” is the question of tribalism in Sierra Leone – lets localise it and leave other phenomena to be gathered from other countries - out of the equation.......and lets speak in more specific and less general terms; lets stay wholly focused on Sierra Leone.
Can education –citizen education raise us from being divided almost equally between North and South, from being split into so many tribes – and the positive and negative characteristics of tribalism / tribal consciousness of affiliation/ bonding / rivalry – to a desired level of NATIONAL consciousness?


Subject: TRIBALISM IN THE SLPP LEADERSHIP
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 03:43:55 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
To aspire and attain Presidential or Vice Presidential candidacy in the slpp party,one has to be affiliated to the mende tribe either on the side of the Mother or the Father.Kabbah was purpoted to be a Northerner from Kambia but his Mother is a mende,and I wonder how many times he has been to Kambia one amidst the most underdeveloped regions in the country.His VP by then was Albert Demby,a Mende then later Berewa,a mende too.Also,Momodu Koroma is said to be a Northerner from Tonkolili with a Temne father but a Mende Mother.However,the scene is quite different in the other parties like the APC,PMDC.Take for instance the APC running mate Mr Sumana is from the south east and has no affiliation with the north or the Temne and Limba tribes as a pre-condition to be nominated as a running mate.The same thing applies to the running mate of the PMDC,he has no affiliation with the south and the Mende tribe.This is one among many reasons the slpp will loose the elections but the only option that remains for them not to loose the elections is by RIGGING, which may proof difficult observing the present political spectrum in Sierra -Leone and among Sierra-Leoneans,although with African politics all options are possible.So APC,PMDC be cautious and WATCHFUL


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM IN THE SLPP LEADERSHIP
From: Alieu Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 14:03:12 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Musa shut. Why don't you think before writing?
For true you nar fool man.
Musa daddy nar mende, me mami nar temne, me aunty dem all talk fluent temne from Yoni, me wef nar Fourahbay, watin you go call me pekin dem?
Limba? Eehn?
Nar im make ar kin cuss you backsie.
We in the SLPP look for the bestman...Nothing more nothing less...We do not task tribes to produce us running mates like the APC, we do not look at politics cloud to choose our running-mate like the APC, we do not make someone a sec-gen because he is from the SOUTH like the APC.
We believe in democracy, and the saying "may the best-man win".


Subject: Seeds of Sedition
From: A Real Journalist Speaks!
To: All
Date Posted: 18:21:30 07/08/07 ()
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Entered From: host-216-226-231-134.wdb.ses-americom.net at 216.226.231.134

Message:
Seeds of Sedition
- Saturday 7 July 2007.
"The long term-effects of media-battering remain clear and potentially risky. The risk of irresponsible journalism should be carefully weighed against what it would take to reduce starvation, expose corruption, and tackle global warming within a local boundary rather than yelling when people do wrong."
By Jia Kangbai, Cuttington University, Liberia.


Do you recall the reports about the arrest of Phillip Neville-the editor of Standard Times in Sierra Leone last week? Some media and media-loving organizations from within and outside Sierra Leone conducted a series of campaigns and protests about the detention and subsequent appearance in court of Neville. The media outcry like the others is long and loud.

Do you really recall reading a story from or about Sierra Leone regarding the donation by the Libyan government of buses, skip trucks, bags of rice etc to alleviate the Sierra Leonean suffering masses (http://www.statehouse-sl.org/libyan-vehicles-sept7-06.html)? Do you recall seeing or reading anything about the other donations made by the government of Libya to the Sierra Leone people during the tenure of President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah?

Of course you don’t or you slightly recall this one. It may not have been reported the way it should have been anyway. There was no joyous outcry- no praise singing... just a long sneer. In fact reports about these donations did not extend beyond the confines of the Sierra Leone border with few exceptions.

As it happens, the two stories are intertwined. They are both about a homogenous group of people called Sierra Leoneans. They are about the haves and have-nots.

One cannot follow events in the media in Sierra Leone for long without coming across stories, comments, or letters to the editor that are mischievous, politically slanted, grammatically suicidal and of a tsunami-style of reporting.

No one can justify that writing stories for public consumption tainted with propaganda is good. There are two salutary meta-themes in the scenarios highlighted in the opener-morality and politics. Both proponent and opponents of media rights tend to hook on to these issues pretending to be basking on a neutral ground. There is no neutral ground when an elephant is fighting a rat! One has to decide which way our country should proceed -on a sound moral ground or on a nation were the media can produce fake pornography-laden pictures in its pages?

No one voluntarily dies from reading a story written in a local tabloid but people are killed because of seditious materials. And sowing the seeds of sedition through reckless tabloid writings and foaming journalism as practiced in Sierra Leone still makes one wonder which pathway the local press has taken.

Honestly I am one guy who just believes that the few good guys in the journalism field are no longer home-the people of Expo Times for example; those hardboiled journalists that dare to expose the truth. They are no longer there.

What is happening in Sierra Leone is a classic tale of predation.

What happened last week following the arrest and trial of a local editor in Sierra Leone raises important questions about the role of various strategies to combat media carnivores.

It raises questions such as: Who should run or own a newspaper? Can we trust irresponsible journalists to detach the fine moral fibers of decent people in our society? Should the various international media-loving institutions-the CPJs, RSFs, Article 19s etc, continue to sit in their air-conditioned offices in New York, Paris, London etc and support reckless journalists to blackmail and character assassinate innocent and well-meaning people in society?

Please don’t get me wrong. I am not a Kabbah fan and there are archives of materials to show that Kabbah is not my cup of tea. But the question that still won’t go away is: Should we continue to trust the local journalists in Sierra Leone?

I have been part of them, but honestly I became fed up seeing the unchanging mess that still continues to roll out of their arsenal on an almost daily basis. I don’t hate Neville also. In fact he is my pal. We worked together at Standard Times newspaper early this millennium. But some people need to change.

The public debate of the arrest of Neville last week has not been very constructive. The public discussion has almost been a war of deception. That text provided tainted words and juiced-up reporting produced by slanted politically-biased commentators about Neville’s predicament.

This text is thus an invitation to fair, open and nuanced public discussion about the role and responsiblility of the Sierra Leone press especially in the light of the recent detention of Neville.

The long term-effects of media-battering remain clear and potentially risky. The risk of irresponsible journalism should be carefully weighed against what it would take to reduce starvation, expose corruption, and tackle global warming within a local boundary rather than yelling when people do wrong.

About The Author:
Jia Kangbai is a Senior Fellow at Cuttington University, Liberia. He teaches immunology, medical microbiology and parasitology to graduating seniors. He was also a journalist in Sierra Leone for many years.


Subject: For Bambay Lans Kamara who asked,” Is racism a disease?”
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 16:11:27 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-208472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.32

Message:

Dear Bambay,

At the present stage of World Civilisation,. Colour continues to be a factor that unites people.

South Africans and African Americans have had their own struggles and continue to have a special relationship to that question that you posed. I think that there is that special unifying understanding and more love between African Americans than there is among us Sierra Leoneans.
In those days, in “A hard rain's a-gonna fall” Bob Dylan sang: “Where black is the color, where none is the number”

On the 7th of June you posted this very interesting topic “Is racism a disease? “ on Cocorioko:
http://cocoriokoarchive.tripod.com/junarchI07.htm#30269
It was a good read , asked many questions which remain unanswered – and I found myself humming the very civil rights conscious Satchmo/ Louis Armstrong’s “ What did I do to be so black and blue?”

” Cold empty bed springs hurt my head
Feels like ole Ned wished I was dead
What did I do to be so black and blue

Even the mouse ran from my house
They laugh at you and all that you do
What did I do to be so black and blue

I'm white inside but, that don't help my case
That's life can't hide what is in my face

How would it end ain't got a friend
My only sin is in my skin
What did I do to be so black and blue

How would it end I ain't got a friend
My only sin is in my skin
What did I do to be so black and blue “

Louis Armstrong had his biggest ever audience in Ghana, in May 1956:

http://www.libertyhall.com/stamp/Ghana.html


After Civil Rights, you have him singing one of his most wonderful songs: What wonderful world:

“I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.”

You question remains: What did you do to be so black and blue?
Anyway Lans Bambay Kamara, here are some answers and clue:

http://www.hirhome.com/rr/rrintro.htm


Subject: Re: For Bambay Lans Kamara who asked,” Is racism a disease?”
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:36:11 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-197-104-25.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 71.197.104.25

Message:
Greetings my brothers and sisters. Cornelius Hamelberg thank you for this informative response. Today my Pastor was teaching about the significance of 7. Thank God I posted on the 7th. I was reading with interest but to tell you the truth, it was soothing to have one of my favorite songs by Louis Armstrong, whose concerts I have seen several times, which I was singing along while I read. Your posting or rather re-posting is evidence of an individual who wants to make a change personally and for others.
You stated: "I think that there is that special unifying understanding and more love between African Americans than there is among us Sierra Leoneans." My answer is, who feels it knows it all. Most Sierra Leoneans are wallowing between the idea of Blackness and understanding themselves and their course.
Allow them time, they will realize what and who they are and eventually will join the core. It is all about education and most of them misunderstand education for book learning.

Few days ago, I had a topic to talk about in my Communications 301 class, it as, "Racial harmony can make the world a better place." I spoke of Racism and Racialism. Here I outlined and answered certain misconceptions held by people especially, about the human skin and the brain. I took the Scientific approach. My reasons for taking this approach is because some of the causative agents for Racism and Racialism are greed, selfishness, ignorance and the inability for some to find out relevant information for personal consumption; knowledge which they can share to make a difference. The lack of it therefore, causes them to feed and disperse immorally endowed information that they assume might elate their egos. This sad information (knowledge) they have acquired, rather than boost their assurance level to be better people in the real sense, and to contribute positively towards human development, it barricades them in the smallest of corners (comfort zones,) where they have like-minded people who have alienated themselves from reality and as a result, they find it hard to show their true selves in the real world. In that case, globalization is a threat, identifying and understanding anyone outside their realm of conceptualization is a defeat. This cause the saddest anger and aggravation in them. Actually, the anger is at themselves for their refusal to consume what is important and have spent their lives on irrelevant issues. Again, education.

Most people talk of education, credentials or what have you, but what is it?
here is a piece that will help.
"Natural learning environments inspire a burning desire to learn, the key to a productive lifestyle.
What is education, knowledge in basic skills, academics, technical, discipline, citizenship or is it something else? Our society says only academic basics are important and that is based on collecting knowledge without understanding its value. How about the processing of knowledge, using inspiration, visionary ambitions, creativity, risk, ability to bounce back from failure, motivation? Most education institutions don’t consider these skills. These skills are associated with understanding the value of knowledge. There is a huge disconnected gap and this is a problem for high school students in particular.
If the purpose does not motivate, other than to please the teacher, then there is nothing to process outside of memorizing answers for test. The typical student is academic challenged while being motivation starved. Lack of motivation is lack of knowledge processing skills. The typical college graduate will have a professional skill that supplies life’s basic needs, that’s all.
Test does not measure intelligence or ability, it does not measure how the mind processes information, how motivating experiences develop persistence, or how the mind sorts out instincts, opinions, evaluations, possibilities, alternatives. Knowledge by itself has no value, it is like a dictionary filled with words. Words by themselves have no value, it is the process of stringing them together that gives them value. How they are strung together determines the level of value. Now our education system is becoming a system that memorizes the dictionary." Robert L. Webb.
What is education if one cannot understand concepts. Why would the skin of a man matter if he or she is blind to the realities of people of his skin color. Such a man belongs to no idealistic group and is therefore hurting deep-down. For it is said, not all that gliters is gold. Sierra Leoneans who hate other Sierra Leoneans are complete fools. I have a testimony!
The best we can do is spread the good word which is an insecticize and weed-eater. The weed and pests will disappear. This is how the world came to be what it is today. Reflect on pre-Renaisance, Renaisance, Slavery, Colonialism to the present. The weed was sowed and the fruit continues to grow. Remember when Jesus was killed and why and what change that brought to the world? Let us spread democracy Sierra Leoneans will unite and so is the world. We have come a long way.
So as Louis Armstrong, Christian Missionaries and celebrities have been doing for years: travel from place to place to bring the world to the core of families, using the truth because that is the biggest instrument for change as Jesus and other Prophets employed it to bring man to himself, to one another and then to the ultimate Creator. Let us do whatever little we can to bring consciousness and togetherness for a better world. There are sure to be detractors in this endeavor but the weapon of truth can make them twist and turn and eventually face the wall. When they turn back, they will have to wake-up and smell the coffee.
Once again, thank you for evocatively reminding us about the essence of life.


Subject: Re: For Bambay Lans Kamara who asked,” Is racism a disease?”
From: desi
To: All
Date Posted: 14:42:40 07/09/07 ()
Email Address: hulki@yahoo.com
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Message:
Boy Crazy.........you need your medication


Subject: Re: For Bambay Lans Kamara who asked,” Is racism a disease?”
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 07:24:02 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
Bambay,


Thanks for your analysis of some of the pathologies of hatred that are at the core of the disease.

It’s great to read natural intelligence shining through your every word of serious concern about this matter as you say, “Who feels it knows it all.” – so if you will kindly permit us to localise the matter to Africa – just for a moment - we have the Papa’s land syndrome – the black vs. White settler colonisation in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya – and that past even after a century of struggle is not wholly resolved. Between Muzungu bwanas and us. We know all that

As you say,” Sierra Leoneans who hate other Sierra Leoneans are complete fools.” And I’d like to add Sierra Leoneans who hate other Sierra Leoneans WITHOUT CAUSE or REASON are complete fools.

You are optimistic. That’s a positive sign. You say “Allow them time, they will realize what and who they are and eventually will join the core.” Time is not enough. You add,” It is all about education and most of them misunderstand education for book learning.” Yes, we need a citizen education programme which addresses the heart question “Who/ what is a Sierra Leonean?” (And who is not?)

It’s bad enough with Iraqis who hate other Iraqis and we are all witness to the daily carnage and the cycle of revenge based on slight differences of religious ideology, tribal and clan (kunya) identities competing for political power – Iraq is a heartland of Islam and has along history. Identities have been built and solidified over the past fourteen centuries of Islamic evolution.

In the words of the Qur’an al-Karim:

Al-Baqarah
” 2: 9. And of the people there are some who say, `We believe in Allah, and the Last Day;' while they are not believers at all.
2: 10. They would deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive none but themselves; only they perceive it not.
2: 11. In their hearts was a disease, so Allah has increased their disease, and for them is a grievous punishment because they lied.
2: 12. And when it is said to them, `Create not disorder in the earth,' they say `We are only promoters of peace.'
2: 13. Beware ! It is surely they who create disorder, but they do not perceive it. ”

On the mainland of the great continent of Africa, the centre of gravity is the new awareness of globalisation , of other regional alliances such as the European Union, and so this is the day when the programme of a United States of Africa is on the agenda and we still have ” So many Rivers to Cross.”

Muammar-al Qadhafi is the most serious man on the African continent. The others would first like everything to be “in order” and then to just add the icing on the cake, and append their signatures to the icing, of course with a flourish… each and every African president lining up in queue to sign the declaration….. They still don’t know what time it is. They are probably still singing, “Diamonds are forever” and dancing to the melody. So much money spent on the project. So much time has elapsed since Addis Ababa became the centre of that unity. So much has happened to the consciousness of Africans since the days of the Pan- Africanist grandfathers, Garvey, Blaydon, Nkrumah, and Zik.....................


But lets get even more local - there are no more ohpoetoe people lording anything over Sierra Leone and the ball is now in our court to actualise the notion and the ideal in the notion to which we all subscribe: the notion of one country one people – the kind of unity of purpose that we subscribe to when it’s Sierra Leone versus any other nation in football matches.
There fore a subsidiary and very relevant question to the main question of ” Is racism a disease?” is the question of tribalism in Sierra Leone – lets localise it and leave other phenomena to be gathered from other countries - out of the equation.......and lets speak in more specific and less general terms; lets stay wholly focused on Sierra Leone.
Can education –citizen education raise us from being divided almost equally between North and South, from being split into so many tribes – and the positive and negative characteristics of tribalism / tribal consciousness of affiliation/ bonding / rivalry – to a desired level of NATIONAL consciousness.


Subject: Re: For Bambay Lans Kamara who asked,” Is racism a disease?”
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 19:02:47 07/09/07 ()
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Message:
Greetings my brothers and sisters. Cornelius Hamelberg thanks for such a fine reading. I am short for time because I have to prepare for one of my quizzes tomorrow, which will consist of five chapters plus I have another that takes place the coming Thursday. Besides, I have speeches to prepare and assignments to turn-in. But it would be impolite on my part to not respond to you even if it is a line.
Let me therefore, thank you again for your brilliant observation. When I am opportune, I would respond to the following in detail. You stated, "Can education –citizen education raise us from being divided almost equally between North and South, from being split into so many tribes – and the positive and negative characteristics of tribalism / tribal consciousness of affiliation/ bonding / rivalry – to a desired level of NATIONAL consciousness."
Let me just say that the three forms of education: Formal, Informal and Non-formal education, if properly employed, is sure to root a nation from the difficulties as we are enduring at the moment.
This is evident in America's triumph over the Great Depression, which started after October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. America underwent a recession that is not per to whatever we are suffering today. But the employment and proper implementation of the said forms of education did not only get them out of their problems but contributed to making them one of the greatest nations of the world. American was Colonized by the British but they employed the said education for rebuilding their self-esteem and self-actualization as a nation. The idea for a nation to work toward their nation's development have to have knowledge of what such a nation stands for. The question is, what does Sierra Leone stand for? If anything, what do Sierra Leoneans know about what Sierra Leone stand for? As exemplified by a respondent's expose of the difficulty understanding what Sierra Leone stands for has revealed a lot about that understanding. Especially when we discuss Racialism and Racism. What are our values? Such a person is waiting for an encouragement to deviate from serious discuss to mediocrity, which I have very little if any, time for. Moral values have to be re-evaluated and national consciousness must be retaught for people love Sierra Leone again, which will be a guide to doing whatever is in the best interest of the country. Most Sierra Leoneans do not know what Sierra Leone stands for therefore, do not know what is best for the country.
As I said, I have to prepare for the papers therefore, I must suspend the discuss and continue when I am less busy.
Once again, thanks for your brilliant response.


Subject: POORLY EDUCATED APC THUGS INVADE FORUM
From: Lamin Conteh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:11:24 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Cocorioko forum is a forum that boasts of some of the brightest Sierra Leoneans both at home and in the diaspora. The forums debates from time to time have featured supporters of the SLPP, PMDC, APC. There are also many who do not belong to any particular political party. On the SLPP side there are guys like Konouwah, Cadmus, John Leigh, etc. On the APC, there are Iscandari, Alie Formeh-Kamara, Yayah Fanusie, etc, and the PMDC can boast of guys like Bra Enviable, Albert Moinina, etc. What all these guys have in common is their high level of education and their ability to analyze complex phenomena.

Lately, the forum has experienced the presence of poorly educated folks who have been advancing the cause of the APC in a very aggresive manner. The negative effect of this INVASION is that their multiple and redundant postings coupled with their lack of skills to properly analyze important political issues have made the forum very boring and uninteresting.


Subject: Re: POORLY EDUCATED APC THUGS INVADE FORUM
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:10:05 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
The IDIOT ALIEU-KAMAJOR,CORRUPT ELEMENT IS THE WORST BUSH MAN ON THIS FORUM.He lacks all human dignity and decency.He uses multiple names,he is always on the hiding just like a gorilla fighter,infact he was one.He is ill-educated and primitive


Subject: Re: POORLY EDUCATED APC THUGS INVADE FORUM
From: Amadu Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:34:42 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Don't forget to add say the coward guy is also the proof of the pudding. I mean by that that even a fool like him can pass the exams for a Ph.d. degree and end up in a bacdoor community college.

Becos of that he thinks that will make him someone with sense. The man did not even passed English when he was in secondary school. And that bad language follows him everywhere. That is why we always know his posts even if he uses nymberless names like Independent Man, Alieu sesay, APC, etc. etc .


Subject: Re: POORLY EDUCATED APC THUGS INVADE FORUM
From: Morie Kpandehgutu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:20:41 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
It is so true. The APC thugs on the forum cannot even write good English. Just read their posts.


Subject: Re: POORLY EDUCATED APC THUGS INVADE FORUM
From: Bassie Amara
To: All
Date Posted: 13:48:54 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-68-163-19-166.phil.east.verizon.net at 68.163.19.166

Message:
The two of you (Lamin and Morie) can easily pass for the most uneducated folks that have ever been on this forum. Just because you are anti-APC does not mean that you should waste forumites' time by posting your absolute unsense regarding who is educated or not. Some of you can not even disclose your true identity and the kind of jobs you do.....but have the guts to waste people's time with your thoughtless writings on this forum.

Please discuss issues if you think you are educated and refrain from pointless attacks on faceless individuals.


Subject: Re: POORLY EDUCATED APC THUGS INVADE FORUM
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:18:20 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
The Idiot by the name of Alieu Sesay,who keeps on using multiple names is a shame to the people of Sierra-Leone.He is not discussing issues affecting the country,but He keeps on attacking the personalities of individuals.He is a primitive bush man.Please dont treat him serious and his trash he is posting.


Subject: Re: POORLY EDUCATED APC THUGS INVADE FORUM
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:02:35 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
zzababbabhashhah

the above was typed by my two year old nephew.

Can you read that? no.

thats how your writing comes out on this forum...rubish.

even the top Apc guys do not support you.
yoU ARE LONER


Subject: Re: POORLY EDUCATED APC THUGS INVADE FORUM
From: ALIEU KAKA BAT ISCANDARI
To: All
Date Posted: 14:10:17 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-68-34-12-96.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.34.12.96

Message:
There was no need for you to reply to this post.


Subject: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KABBAH AND MOMOH
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 11:32:09 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Both failed the nation,but Momoh for the sake of consciousness and personal morality accepted and apologized to the nation.Also,he didn't put on resistance when he was overthrown.He could have done that,because he was a military man,had the man power and resources on the ground.He decided to give in to save the lives of innocent Sierra-Leoneans and destruction of the state.On the other hand,despite his total failure,Kabbah continues to humilate the people of Sierra-Leone.He ignited the war and caused the death of many innocent Sierra-Leoneans and mass executions.Under his leadership,the nation is entrenched in anarchy,misery,endemic poverty and corruption.The only reasonable speech he gave through out his leadership was,when he told the slpp clan that,he is not President for the slpp but for Sierra-Leone.Hon.Earnest Bai Koroma graded him with 3+ after his farewell speech.I would have given him 1- and Berewa 1+.Has someone got a different gradation?


Subject: Re: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KABBAH AND MOMOH
From: Lamin Conteh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:58 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
Man, you are biting more than you can chew. Leave a topic like this for the better educated forumites who can present cogent analyses that would stimulate serious debate. You are a poorly educated THUG who tries to argue above his skills level.


Subject: Re: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KABBAH AND MOMOH
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:20:19 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Mr Thug,I wrote a simple and straight forward language for readers to read and comprehend,but I realised that we have dumpest among the dumps like you.Which language can you understand better?ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS EQUIVOCAL TO THOSE WHO CAN EQUIVOKE IT.By the way,I am writing on issues affecting the state and not about somebody's qualification.Anyway,what is your Qualification mr ruf-kamajor rebel?


Subject: Re: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KABBAH AND MOMOH
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 12:56:07 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
El-stupido.Because of kabba, the military will think twice before planning a coup.
calling him a coward for standing up to rebels, sobels, and the APC is disingenuous.
But again it is coming from the illiterate APC mouth-Piece in Cyberspace.


Subject: Re: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KABBAH AND MOMOH
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:04:12 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Idiot Alieu,Kabbah was the first to escape when the military took over.It was from Guinea he ordered his mercenaries to slaughter the innocent.Only a monster will do so and an IDIOT LIKE YOU ALIEU TO SUPPORT HIM.ALIEU LEF!WE KNOW SAY YOU NA BE KAMAJOR EN REBEL!
EL-IDIOTO


Subject: Re: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KABBAH AND MOMOH
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 17:57:07 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Because of the monster. we have a state. We have agovernment and we have a country.
When Kabba was elected, he was given a mandate to protect the integrity of sierra leone and that is precisely what he did.'

Do not blame him for MOmoh's stupidity. Momoh could not stand a couple of teenagers in military uniform and he was a "Five Star GENERAL".

Kabba on the other hand, proved to us all that you do not have to be a general to be an EFFECTIVE warrior.

The man showed the RUF, APC and AFRC who the true warrior is and the way to the presidency.

KABBA is a TRUE PRESIDENT.

Now go sweh. You backsie..,,...


Subject: Re: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KABBAH AND MOMOH
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 01:44:18 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
These are your words'Kabbah showed us that he is a true warrior'AIEU LEF!FRAID GOD!You are applauding Kabbah as warrior when he used the money of the state to pay mercenaries for mass slaughter.This is just to confirm my postings that you were a rebel and kamajor.You are blood thirst and power thirst Alieu!That is the reason you are so attached to kabbah and the clan,you even ignore the misery they brought to our country.DA JAKIE DAE FALA MUNA ALL!


Subject: Re: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KABBAH AND MOMOH
From: Alieu Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:57:36 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
El-Stupido. Nor to Kabba make even the poor and the destitute-like you, have a right to free speech and freedom of expression? heh?

wae APC bin dae nar power watin una bin dae do?


Subject: Re: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KABBAH AND MOMOH
From: Momoh Cowboy
To: All
Date Posted: 11:37:23 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Kabbah will pay for what he did to Sierra Leone. Kabbah is the worst leader ever in our country.


Subject: SLPP Rally is the biggest ever seen in freetown
From: Santigie
To: All
Date Posted: 05:46:44 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-156-170-35.range81-156.btcentralplus.com at 81.156.170.35

Message:
i just spoke to my uncle in freetwon regarding the rally held by slpp yesterday. he confirmed to me trhat it is the biggest rally ever held in freetwon. he said that people from all works of life turned up to show support for the slpp. he concluded by saying that based on what he saw yesterday, the sllpp has already won the elections in freetown.


Subject: Re: SLPP Rally is the biggest ever seen in freetown
From: Shembu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:03:42 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-68-163-19-166.phil.east.verizon.net at 68.163.19.166

Message:
Santigie,

Your uncle must be Momoh Pujeh, Solomon Berewa, or some other "nincompoop" that can not estimate a crowd.


Subject: Re: SLPP Rally is the biggest ever seen in freetown
From: Observer No 1
To: All
Date Posted: 14:13:40 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
Paid crowd,pegapak crowd, Eh!!!


Subject: Re: SLPP Rally is the biggest ever seen in freetown
From: Shembu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:57:33 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-68-163-19-166.phil.east.verizon.net at 68.163.19.166

Message:
Santigie,

Your uncle must be Momoh Pujeh, Solomon Berewa or some "nincompoop" that can not estimate a crowd.


Subject: SLPP USED GOVT VECHICLE FOR BEREWA NOMINATION
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 08:18:47 07/08/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
Think for a minute,If you borrowed people from all district to come to freetown. what can you expect.APC
went on smoothly without any announcement and you can't even compare the massive APC supporters for a week day.As you can see Slpp have to stop using govt vechicle to campaign.

kaka long tay e go cut.
Lonta.


Subject: Re: SLPP USED GOVT VECHICLE FOR BEREWA NOMINATION
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 17:58:15 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Are you describing the one of your 99 tactics?


Subject: Re: SLPP USED GOVT VECHICLE FOR BEREWA NOMINATION
From: Med
To: All
Date Posted: 14:19:28 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.114.66.82

Message:
Salient point. Pathetically, our leaders have ‘blatantly’ continued maximum use of government resources, which includes intimidation and excessive use of force. This is a prime reason why mostly ruling parties [even in some developed countries] are advantaged. It actually amounts to exploitation, notwithstanding it has been a general practice and I don’t foresee an end soon.

It is indeed a democratic constitutional challenge. These assets are taxpayers and international donors money value, meant to improve the lives of our people, but ah yah!!!! Things will never improve for the better, in Sierra Leone, I mean Africa as a whole, ‘the people fear their rulers’, it should be the opposite, why do you think perpetual blackout engulfs Freetown, and our people are contend in such a deplorable condition and yet hundreds of NPA staffs get paid regularly??????? How can government justify this? The structures of colonialism still evident in what we address as democratic governance.

Politics [poly tricks] will not save our nation, if those under oath cannot deliver basic goods and services, I wonder where we heading!!!


Subject: Re: SLPP USED GOVT VECHICLE FOR BEREWA NOMINATION
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:03:19 07/08/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-68-34-12-96.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.34.12.96

Message:
Foday,if you feel that the SLPP is acting outside its bounds please,go seek redress in a court of law.I know that you APC guys do not believe in the rule of law,therefore you enjoy by maligning good people.
I also know that you are not as satanic as most of your party men on this forum.Please,dont forget that on the day of judgement you will answer for everything you did in this world.


Subject: When is Sierra Leone Going to learn the lesson of
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:01 07/09/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: at 74.8.30.110

Message:

This is my point. You are a very reasonable human being. Therefore, it is incumbent upon you to criticize constructively. When we talk about the real issues affecting majority of the poor and voiceless Sierra Leonean.

You must put some amount of seriousness into it. You cannot play politics with the lives and voiceless people. You are here in the US driving nice car at the very least living a decent and average life. You must say thanks to the almighty. Do you know that you cannot even a buy a bag of rice right now if you don't have connections to the SLPP? What happens to the free Market Economy? It is ok to support a political party of our choice but we must support with conscious and intent of bring value to the table. If we blindly support these various Political Parties and cannot breathe fresh air into the political atmosphere in Sierra Leone all of these writings and effort from all patriotic Sierras Leonean like you will be meaningless.

It is therefore, necessary for forumits to put our point across intellectually because at the end of the day we are fighting for the same cause. If we in the Diaspora does not contribute to redirect Sierra Leone future we are surely destine for tougher economic times ahead. I urged young men like you to stay focus and steadfast to continue to press on the issue of good Governance and Stewardship in those who power is entrusted . I am coming out publicly because it is my belief that this SLPP government will not help Sierra Leone and our Course because they had plenty of opportunity to demonstrate that they are serious about bring meaningful change and progress to Sierra Leone. In business law ,The lawyers will quote the Agreement and the sprit of the Agreement. This SLPP government has NOT demonstrated willingness to uphold the agreement or the spirit of the agreement entrusted by Sierra Leonean when they were sworned in 2002. So therefore ,the quest to enter a final judgment to vacate Berewa and SLPP on AUGUST 11 20007 must stand with no further Petition or Adjournment. Sierra Leone received more Aides from Britain than any other country coming out of war in recent memories... This is a disgrace to Sierra Leone for outgoing Tony Blair to come to Sierra Leone and never entered our capital city Freetown. One has to wonder with all these Economist, Scientist, Lawyers, and Accountants, Engineers and so we have produced how come we cannot implement what we learned in school.

When is Sierra Leone going to learn the lesson of self reliance?
The main reason the Business and International Community are supporting Hon. Ernest.
Is because the entire civilized world has come to grip with reality that Chief Executive
Officers like Hon. Ernest koroma the front Runner Presidential Candidate who has demonstrated tremendous ability to manage and grow a successful business can make a better Head of state in Sierra Leone. We can take for example the biggest city in the world, Mayor Bloomberg a Multi Billion became mayor at a time when the city financial after 9/11 was in disrepair. He demstrated his business skills and today New York City is booming .Another case of Business executive is the state of NJ and lately The Newly appointed British Prime Minister. The International Community tends to learn toward a leader who understand how to keep the Economy going and that is what Sierra Leone needs to take advantage of in this critical moment.



Subject: Re: When is Sierra Leone Going to learn the lesson of
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 14:43:07 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
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mayor bloomberg would never have won in new york if the playing field was level. He bought his way to the republican party and eventually the post of mayor,
Another case; your NJ Gov. Jon Cozine is another one. Cozine lost his position as head of Goldman-sacks because he was not an effective head.These people bought their positions so get another example.
Or else we will label the APC as a party where people buy seats.

By the way how many people did Ernest Koroma's business hire in salone? Two? The secretary and the Driver.


Subject: Re: SLPP USED GOVT VECHICLE FOR BEREWA NOMINATION
From: Alhaji Don Don Don
To: All
Date Posted: 16:46:51 07/08/07 ()
Email Address: Alhaji @yahoo.com
Entered From: at 65.117.246.251

Message:
Alpha Saidu Bangura, SLPP Haram Sara Minister.OMORAY KA EH PAP!!


Subject: Re: SLPP Rally is the biggest ever seen in freetown
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 06:04:03 07/08/07 ()
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And now you have shown who you really are --SLPP.You bastards want everybody to support you or else you will go all over the place accusing others.You are not a patriot, after all. You guys don't change. Shame on you. I just pity Sierra Leone


Subject: Persuasive speech.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 01:29:36 07/08/07 ()
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Chapter 16: Methods of Persuasion
Chapter Objectives
(See related pages)

Chapter Objectives
After reading this chapter, students should be able to:
1. Explain the role of speaker credibility in persuasive speaking.
2. Define the differences among initial credibility, derived credibility, and terminal credibility.
3. Discuss three ways a speaker can enhance her or his credibility during a persuasive speech.
4. Explain why it is important for persuasive speakers to use evidence in their speeches.
5. Discuss the four tips presented in the chapter for using evidence in persuasive speeches.
6. Define reasoning from specific instances and explain the guidelines given in the chapter for using this method of reasoning.
7. Define reasoning from principle and explain the guidelines a speaker should follow when employing reasoning from principle.
8. Define causal reasoning and explain the two common errors speakers need to avoid when using causal reasoning.
9. Define analogical reasoning and explain how to judge the validity of an analogy.
10. Identify the red herring, ad hominem, either-or, bandwagon, and slippery slope fallacies.
11. Explain the role of emotional appeal in persuasive speaking and discuss when it is ethical for a speaker to employ emotional appeal.
12. Identify three methods a speaker can use to generate emotional appeal when speaking to persuade.

Terminologies and their meanings:
(1) : Causal Reasoning
Definition: reasoning that seeks to establish the relationship between causes and effect.
(2) Initial Credibility:
Definition: The credibility of a speaker before she or he starts speaking.
(3) Red Herring:
Definition: A fallacy that introduces an irrelevant issue to divert attention from the subject under discussion.
(4) Invalid analogy:
Definition: An analogy in which the two cases compared are not essentially alike.
(5) Analogical reasoning:
Definition: Reasoning in which the speaker compares two similar cases and infers that what is true for the first case is also true for the second.
(6) Credibility:
Definition: An audiences perception of whether the speaker is qualified to speak on a given topic.
(7) Either-or:
Definition: A fallacy that forces the audience to choose between two alternatives when more than two alternatives do exist.
(8) Fallacy:
Definition: An error in reasoning.
(9) False Cause:
Definition: A causal event in reasoning in which the speaker assumes that because one event follows another therefore, the first event is the cause of the second. The error is often know by it’s Latin name meaning after this, therefore, because of this.
(10) Reasoning:
Definition: A process of drawing conclusion on the bases of evidence.
(11) Slippery Slope:
Definition: A fallacy that assumes that taking the first step will lead to subsequent steps that can not be prevent.
(12) Reasoning from specific instances:
Definition: Reasoning that moves from specific facts to general conclusion.
(13) Creating common ground:
Definition: A technique by which a speaker connects himself or herself to the values, attitudes and experiences of the audience.
(14) Derived credibility:
Definition: A credibility of a speaker derived from everything she or he says and does during the speech.
(15) Pathos:
Definition: A name used by Aristotle for what modern Communications students refer to as ‘emotional appeal.”
(16) Logos:
Definition: A name used by Aristotle for the logical appeal of a speaker. The major elements of logos are evidence and Reasoning.
(17) Bandwagon:
Definition: A fallacy that assumes that because something is popular it is therefore good, correct and desirable.
(18) Reasoning from principles:
Definition: Reasoning that moves from a general principle to specific conclusion.
(19) Ad hominem:
Definition: A fallacy that attacks with the person rather than dealing with real issue in dispute.
(20) Evidence:
Definition: Supporting material used to prove or disprove something.
(21) Ethos:
Definition: A name used by Aristotle for what modern Communications students refer to as credibility.
(22) Evidence: Hasty Generalization:
Definition: An error in reasoning from specific instances, in which the speaker jumps into general conclusions on the basis of insufficient evidence.
(23) Terminal Credibility:
Definition: The credibility of a speaker at the end of the speech.

Chapter Summary
(See related pages)


People have been studying the methods of persuasion since the days of the ancient Greeks. They have found that listeners accept a speaker's ideas for one or more of four reasons--because they perceive the speaker as having high credibility, because they are won over by the speaker's evidence, because they are convinced by the speaker's reasoning, or because they are moved by the speaker's emotional appeals.
Credibility is affected by many factors, but the two most important are competence and character. The more favorably listeners view a speaker's competence and character, the more likely they are to accept her or his ideas. Although credibility is partly a matter of reputation, you can enhance your credibility during the speech by establishing common ground with your listeners and by letting them know why you are qualified to speak on the topic. You can also build your credibility by presenting your speeches fluently and expressively.
If you hope to be persuasive, you must also support your views with evidence--examples, statistics, and testimony used to prove or disprove something. As you prepare your speech, try at each point to imagine how your audience will react. Anticipate their doubts and answer them with evidence. Regardless of what kind of evidence you use, it will be more persuasive if it is new to the audience, if it is stated in specific rather than general terms, and if it is from credible sources. Your evidence will also be more persuasive if you state explicitly the point it is supposed to prove.
No matter how strong your evidence, you will not be very persuasive unless listeners agree with your reasoning. In reasoning from specific instances, you move from a number of particular facts to a general conclusion. Reasoning from principle is the reverse--you move from a general principle to a particular conclusion. When you use causal reasoning, you try to establish a relationship between causes and effects. In analogical reasoning, you compare two cases and infer that what is true for one is also true for the other. Whatever kind of reasoning you use, you want to make sure that you avoid fallacies such as hasty generalization, false cause, and invalid analogy. As both a speaker and listener, you should also be on guard against the red herring, ad hominem, either-or, bandwagon, and slippery slope fallacies.
Finally, you can persuade your listeners by appealing to their emotions--fear, anger, pity, pride, sorrow, and so forth. One way to generate emotional appeal is by using emotion-laden language. Another is to develop vivid, richly textured examples that personalize your ideas and draw listeners into the speech emotionally. Neither, however, will be effective unless you feel the emotion yourself and communicate it by speaking with sincerity and conviction.
As with other methods of persuasion, your use of emotional appeal should be guided by a firm ethical rudder. Although emotional appeals are usually inappropriate in speeches on questions of fact, they are legitimate--and often necessary--in speeches that seek immediate action on questions of policy. Even when trying to move listeners to action, however, you should never substitute emotional appeals for evidence and reasoning. You need to build a good case based on facts and logic in addition to kindling the emotions of your audience.



Subject: With respect: fully corrected: HUMILITY
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 20:43:34 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-3a8472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.58

Message:
President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has given the nation the following:

• Resourcefulness
• Excellence
• Tolerance
• Good neighbourliness
• Generosity
• Honesty
• Self-esteem

I suggest an eighth national value which can be incorporated within the framework of the aforementioned seven – but please don’t ask me which one, because some are prone to comparing and contrasting self-esteem with humility….. they are not mutually antagonistic….as a man can be humble and have self esteem at the same time.
In my opinion the eighth national value is HUMILITY. This is in severe contrast with arrogance.
Who wasn’t moved by these words uttered by Hon Momodou Koroma at his greatest moment yet? At the moment of being nominated the presidential running mate of Hon. Solomon Berewa, he was of course happy, yet he did not proclaim exultation, he said, “I feel humbled”
He said, “This is a unique opportunity in anyone’s life to be given the opportunity to serve in a very high capacity like this. 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.”
About leadership, all I know is that our teacher the Prophet Moses was the most humble man that ever trod on the surface of this earth.
Of course some of those who aspire to leadership are inevitably disappointed. In my opinion, the less humble they are, the more disappointed they can be.
“We was robbed” John Ernest Leigh writing in his own website again uses the majestic “we”: “We believe that Ambassador Leigh has done more for the Party and the country than any other aspirant for Party Leader. Those who know him are deeply convinced that Ambassador Leigh, if elected, will do far more for the benefit of most Sierra Leoneans and the SLPP than any other of the aspirants.
Ambassador Leigh has also repeatedly stated that if another Party member, with superior credentials for the Party Leadership than himself, appears on the scene he will gladly step down for that individual. Based on what each of them has done so far for the country and the Party, none of the declared and undeclared aspirants is as qualified as Ambassador John Leigh is for the Party Leadership position.”

Not exactly humble is he? Imagine if any of the would-be presidents of the US started off like that!

I wasn’t feeling exactly humble when somebody on this forum, deviated from the topic at hand (Sierra Leone) and identified me as a Swedish san-San boy who was idle because of unemployment and that was why I was on this forum: idleness - and that I was surviving due to the ”generousity of the Swedish tax payers.” - I should first of all correct his misspelling of the word he misuses so lightly: it is spelled GENEROSITY. The generosity in question extends to Swedish Foreign Aid to several countries in need. I’m sure that should the SLPP win the next election, the vice president who in my opinion is a very serious man, and with his background in Foreign affairs and international co-operation, will make the necessary moves in our direction.

The one who sits far away from me and misinforms the Forum about me ought to be more concerned about his countless brothers and sisters mired in poverty in Sierra Leone and less concerned about me and as he knows Psalm 23 begins “ The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” - Whether I am in Sweden or any other country.

Well, whether that person lives in Sweden or not he is mostly imagining such things about me, he is badly informed about me: Whether I work or I do not work, I am not entitled to “A- Kassan” - / (Unemployment insurance) and I cannot go to “Socialen” (the Swedish Social welfare, that supports the poor) for the simple reason that the total income of my household (me and my wife) is above the standards that would entitle me to obtain help from them.) – Furthermore I have never been the beneficiary of “Socialen” – since I started living in Sweden permanently on 8th October 1971. I did not arrive in Sweden as a refugee or student, or to stay. I did not believe that I had arrived in heaven. In 1969 I could have gone to Tampa, Florida.

As Bert Jansch sings in ” It Don’t bother Me”:
” But if I were a beggar boy,
I’d sing of riches, I could enjoy”

The sole purpose of the idle person who wrote that was part of his usual argumentum ad hominem whereby he hopes to put me down – in the eyes of his countrymen and women. Well I can tell him that it wouldn’t matter whether I was the poorest san san boy in Sierra Leone – that would not change the quality of my arguments. I would not start feeling inferior to anybody in Sierra Leone (or any Sierra Leonean out of Sierra Leone) just because of poverty. In the words of the Qur’an which is the spiritual treasure of the majority of Sierra Leoneans:

” And Allah is the Rich, and ye are the poor.”
(Surah 47 called MUHAMMAD, ayat 38.)

As for some of the prostitutes who are too busy being fully employed to be idle and are therefore not in position to take part in some of the discussions on this forum, we should pray for them.

This weekend I got two phone calls from my uncle Tinga Seisay (yes he is Lokko by tribe and you can ask him whether he is my uncle or not) and whether is late brother Solomon - who I called Uncle George, was my uncle or not – and whether Malcolm is cousin or not.). He left two messages on my voicemail. Well Uncle Tinga is retired – he was Sierra Leone Counsel-General in the United States – I wouldn't say that he is idle just because he is retired – and if he opts to not take part in affairs of national concern in this forum, that is certainly his decision and I will not criticize him for that. As I have said before, since I joined the real Leonenet, and Leonenet Tamu, and Africa-on-Line and Awoko Forum , and now this Cocorioko, - since I joined all of these forums I have only encountered exactly TWO People that I knew back in Sierra Leone: Cecil Blake ( former miinster of information to Mr. Kabbah) – at Tamu - and I also read an article on this Forum, by former classmate Blyden – Jenkins-Johnston. I cannot account for the absence of all the many others, my peers, some of whom are the best of all of us. Perhaps they do not want to truck with san san boys like me, or they are afraid of being attacked by san san boys like you – or they are in some kind of Nirvana – which I identify as the highest state of indifference or they in such great material success that they could not wish for more – for the people of Sierra Leone.

I have also read Rev Kanu’s Sermon on the Mount and the types of ideals preached in that sermon, chief of which is humility.

I managed to observe this Sabbath, under very extenuating circumstances. As I told my better half, even if wounded in battle, I will observe the Sabbath - and I will observe the Sabbath until my dying day. This makes me wonder about Gilead Shalit who has been in captivity for over a year. Is he allowed to observe the Sabbath? In the latest report he is in deteriorating health. Hamas has secured the release of Alan Johnston and should do their uttermost to release Gilead Shalit - for the good of all.
Well, just before the conclusion of the Sabbath I was able to go through certain items from “A Rabbinical Anthology” by C. G. Montefiore and H. Lowe:
On HUMILITY:
285: God said to Israel,” I love you, because even when I shower greatness upon you, you make yourselves small before Me.” I gave greatness to Abraham and he said,” I am dust and ashes” (Genesis xviii, 27); I gave greatness to Moses and Aaron, and they said,” What are we?” (Exodus xvi, 8). I gave greatness to David, and he said,” I am a worm and no man” (Psalm xx11, 6)



Subject: Corrected: Humility - a national virtue/value
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 19:16:48 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-3a8472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.58

Message:
President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has given the nation the following:

• Resourcefulness
• Excellence
• Tolerance
• Good neighbourliness
• Generosity
• Honesty
• Self-esteem
I suggest an eighth national value which can be incorporated within the framework of the aforementioned seven – but please don’t ask me which one, because some are prone to comparing and contrasting self-esteem with humility….. they are not mutually antagonistic….as a man can be humble and have self esteem at the same time.

In my opinion the eighth national value is HUMILITY. This is in severe contrast with arrogance.

Who wasn’t moved by these words uttered by Hon Momodou Koroma at his greatest moment yet? At the moment of being nominated the presidential running mate of Hon. Solomon Berewa, he was of course happy, yet he did not proclaim exultation, he said, “I feel humbled”
He said, “This is a unique opportunity in anyone’s life to be given the opportunity to serve in a very high capacity like this. 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.”

About leadership all I know is that our teacher the Prophet Moses was the most humble man that ever trod on the surface of this earth.

Of course some of those who aspire to leadership are inevitably disappointed. In my opinion, the less humble they are, the more disappointed they can be.

John Ernest Leigh writing in his website, using the majestic we: “We believe that Ambassador Leigh has done more for the Party and the country than any other aspirant for Party Leader. Those who know him are deeply convinced that Ambassador Leigh, if elected, will do far more for the benefit of most Sierra Leoneans and the SLPP than any other of the aspirants.
Ambassador Leigh has also repeatedly stated that if another Party member, with superior credentials for the Party Leadership than himself, appears on the scene he will gladly step down for that individual. Based on what each of them has done so far for the country and the Party, none of the declared and undeclared aspirants is as qualified as Ambassador John Leigh is for the Party Leadership position.”
Not exactly humble is he? Imagine if any of the would-be presidents of the US started off like that!
I wasn’t feeling exactly humble when somebody on this forum, deviated from the topic at hand (Sierra Leone) and identified me as a Swedish san-San boy who was idle because of unemployment and that was why I was on this forum: idleness. - and that I was surviving due to the ”generousity of the Swedish tax payer.” - I should first of all correct his misspelling of the word he misuses so lightly: it is spelled GENEROSITY. The generosity in question extends to Swedish Foreign Aid to several countries in need. I’m sure that if the SLPP wins the next election, the vice president who in my opinion is a very serious man, and with his background in Foreign affairs and international co-operation, will make the necessary moves in our direction.
The one who sits far away from me and misinforms the Forum about me ought to be more concerned about his countless brothers and sisters mired in poverty in Sierra Leone and less concerned about me and as he knows Psalm 23 begins “ The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” - Whether I am in Sweden or any other country.
Well, whether that person lives in Sweden or not he is mostly imagining such things about me, he is badly informed about me: Whether I work or I do not work, I am not entitled to “A- Kassan” - / (Unemployment insurance) and I cannot go to “Socialen” (the Swedish Social welfare, that supports the poor) for the simple reason that the total income of my household (me and my wife) is above the standards that would entitle me to obtain help from them.) – Furthermore I have never been the beneficiary of “Socialen” – since I started living in Sweden permanently on 8th October 1971. I did not arrive in Sweden as a refugee or student, or to stay. I did not believe that I had arrived in heaven. In 1969 I could have gone to Tampa, Florida.
As Bert Jansch sings in ” It Don’t bother Me”:
” But if I were a beggar boy,
I’d sing of riches, I could enjoy”
The purpose of the person who wrote that, part of his usual argumentum ad hominem whereby he hopes to put me down – in the eyes of his countrymen and women. Well I can tell him that it wouldn’t matter whether I was the poorest san san boy in Sierra Leone – that would not change the quality of my arguments. I would not start feeling inferior to anybody in Sierra Leone j (or any Sierra Leonean out pf Sierra Leone) just because of poverty. In the words of the Qur’an is the spiritual treasure of the majority of Sierra Leoneans:
” And Allah is the Rich, and ye are the poor.” (Surah 47 called MUHAMMAD, ayat 38.
As for some of the prostitutes who are too busy being fully employed to be idle and are therefore not in position to take part in some of the discussions on this forum, we should pray for them.
I got two phone call from my uncle Tinga Sesay (yes he is Lokko by tribe and you can ask him whether he is my uncle or not) and whether is late brother Solomon - who I called Uncle George , was my uncle or not – and whether Malcolm is cousin or not.). Well Uncle Tinga is retired – he was Sierra Leone counsel in the United States – I wouldn't say that he is idle just because he is retired – and if he opts to not take part in affairs of national concern in this forum, that is certainly his decision and I will not criticize him for that. As I have said before. Since I joined the real Leonenet, and Leonenet Tamu, and Africa on Line and Awoko Forum , and now this Cocorioko, - since I joined all of these forums I have only encountered exactly TWO People that I knew back in Sierra Leone: Cecil Blake – at Tamu and I also read an article on this Forum, by Blyden – Jenkins-Johnston. I cannot account for the absence of all the many others, my peers, some of whom are the best of all of us. Perhaps they do not want to truck with san san boys like me, or they are afraid of being attacked by san san boys like you – or they are in some kind of Nirvana – which I identify as the highest state of indifference or they in such great material success that they could not wish for more – for the people of Sierra Leone.
I have also read Rev Kanu’s Sermon on the Mount and the types of ideals preached in that sermon, chief of which is humility.
I managed to observe this Sabbath, under very extenuating circumstances. As I told my better half, even if wounded in battle, I will observe the Sabbath - and I will observe the Sabbath until my dying day. This makes me wonder about Gilead Shalit who has been in captivity for over a year. Is he allowed to observe the Sabbath? In the latest report he is in deteriorating health. Hamas has secured the release of Alan Johnston and should do their uttermost to release Gilead Shalit - for the good of all.
Well, just before the conclusion of the Sabbath I was able to go through certain items from “A Rabbinical Anthology” by C. G. Montefiore and H. Lowe:
On HUMILITY:
285: God said to Israel,” I love you, because even when I shower greatness upon you, you make yourselves small before Me.” I gave greatness to Abraham and he said,” I am dust and ashes” (Genesis xviii, 27); I gave greatness to Moses and Aaron, and they said,” What are we?” (Exodus xvi, 8). I gave greatness to David, and he said,” I am a worm and no man” (Psalm xx11, 6)


Subject: Humility: a national value.
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 18:56:23 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-3a8472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.58

Message:
• Resourcefulness
• Excellence
• Tolerance
• Good neighbourliness
• Generosity
• Honesty
• Self-esteem
President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has given the nation the following:
I suggest an eighth national value which can be incorporated within the framework of the aforementioned seven – but please don’t ask me which one, because some are prone to comparing and contrasting self-esteem with humility….. they are not mutually antagonistic….as a man can be humble and have self esteem at the same time.

In my opinion the eighth national value is HUMILITY. This is in severe contrast with arrogance.

Who wasn’t moved by these words uttered by Hon Momodou Korma at his greatest moment yet? At the moment of being nominated the presidential running mate of Hon. Solomon Berewa, he was of course happy, yet he did not proclaim exultation, he said, “I feel humbled”
He said, “This is a unique opportunity in anyone’s life to be given the opportunity to serve in a very high capacity like this. 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.”

About leadership all I know is that our teacher the Prophet Moses was the most humble man that ever trod on the surface of this earth.

Of course some of those who aspire to leadership are inevitably disappointed. In my opinion, the less humble they are, the more disappointed they can be.

John Ernest Leigh writing in his website, using the majestic we: “We believe that Ambassador Leigh has done more for the Party and the country than any other aspirant for Party Leader. Those who know him are deeply convinced that Ambassador Leigh, if elected, will do far more for the benefit of most Sierra Leoneans and the SLPP than any other of the aspirants.
Ambassador Leigh has also repeatedly stated that if another Party member, with superior credentials for the Party Leadership than himself, appears on the scene he will gladly step down for that individual. Based on what each of them has done so far for the country and the Party, none of the declared and undeclared aspirants is as qualified as Ambassador John Leigh is for the Party Leadership position.”
Not exactly humble is he? Imagine if any of the would-be presidents of the US started off like that!
I wasn’t feeling exactly humble when somebody on this forum, deviated from the topic at hand (Sierra Leone) and identified me as a Swedish san-San boy who was idle because of unemployment and that was why I was on this forum: idleness. - and that I was surviving due to the ”generousity of the Swedish tax payer.” - I should first of all correct his misspelling of the word he misuses so lightly: it is spelled GENEROSITY. The generosity in question extends to Swedish Foreign Aid to several countries in need. I’m sure that if the SLPP wins the next election, the vice president who in my opinion is a very serious man, and with Foreign affairs and international co-operation, will make the necessary moves in our direction.
The one who sits far away from me and misinforms the Forum about me ought to be more concerned about his countless brothers and sisters mired in poverty in Sierra Leone and less concerned about me as he knows Psalm 23which begins “ The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
Well, whether that person lives in Sweden or not he is mostly imagining such things about me, he is badly informed about me: Whether I work or I do not work, I am not entitled to A- Kassan - / (Unemployment insurance) and I cannot go to Socialen (the Swedish Social welfare, that supports the poor) for the simple reason that the total income of my household (me and my wife) is above the standards that would entitle me to obtain help from them.) – Furthermore I have never been the beneficiary of Socialen – since I started living in Sweden permanently on 8th October 1971. I did not arrive in Sweden as a refugee or student, or to stay. I did not believe that I had arrived in heaven. In 1969 I could have gone to Tampa, Florida.
As Bert Jansch sings in ” It Don’t bother Me”:
” But if I were a beggar boy,
I’d sing of riches, I could enjoy”
The purpose of the person who wrote that, part of his usual argumentum ad hominem whereby he hopes to put me down – in the eyes of his countrymen and women. Well I can tell him that it wouldn’t matter whether I was the poorest san san boy in Sierra Leone – that would not change the quality of my arguments. I would not start feeling inferior to anybody in Sierra Leone j (or any Sierra Leonean out pf Sierra Leone) just because of poverty. In the words of the Qur’an is the spiritual treasure of the majority of Sierra Leoneans:
” And Allah is the Rich, and ye are the poor.” (Surah 47 called MUHAMMAD, ayat 38.
As for some of the prostitutes who are too busy being fully employed to be idle and are therefore not in position to take part in some of the discussions on this forum, we should pray for them.
I got two phone call from my uncle Tinga Sesay (yes he is Lokko by tribe and you can ask him whether he is my uncle or not) and whether is late brother Solomon - who I called Uncle George _ was my uncle or not). Well Uncle Tinga is retired – he was Sierra Leone counsel in the United States – I wouldn't say that hoe is idle just because he is retired – and if he opts to not take part in affairs of national concern in this forum, that is certainly his decision and I will not criticize him for that. As I have said before. Since I joined the real Leonenet, and Leonenet Tamu, and Africa on Line and Awoko Forum , and now this Cocorioko, - since I joined all of these forums I have only encountered exactly TWO People that I knew back in Sierra Leone: Cecil Blake – at Tamu and read an article on this Forum, by Blyden – Jenkins Johnston. I cannot account for the absence of all the many others, my peers, some of whom are the best of all of us. Perhaps they do not want to truck with san san boys like me, or they are afraid of being attacked by san san boys like you – or they are in some kind of Nirvana – which I identify as the highest state of indifference or in such great material success that they could not wish for more.
I have also read Rev Kanu’s Sermon on the Mount and the types of ideals preached in that sermon, chief of which is humility.
I managed to observe this Sabbath, under very extenuating circumstances. As I told my better half, even if wounded in battle, I will observe the Sabbath - and I will observe the Sabbath until my dying day. This makes me wonder about Gilead Shalit who has been in captivity for over a year. Is he allowed to observe the Sabbath? In the latest report he is in deteriorating health. Hamas has secured the release of Alan Johnston and should do their uttermost to release Gilead Shalit - for the good of all.
Well, just before the conclusion of the Sabbath I was able to go through certain items from “A Rabbinical Anthology” by C. G. Montefiore and H. Lowe:
On HUMILITY:
285: God said to Israel,” I love you, because even when I shower greatness upon you, you make yourselves small before me.” I gave greatness to Abraham and he said,” I am dust and ashes” (Genesis xviii, 27); I gave greatness to Moses and Aaron, and they said,” What are we?” (Exodus xvi, 8). I gave greatness to David, and he said,” I am a worm and no man” (Psalm xx11, 6)

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Subject: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 18:08:21 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
I am disgusted by the message at the top of the cocorioko forum stating that Friends of Free Speech want Neville released.
No one is jumping up for Neville to be released.
He is a serial defamer, who has no clue of the concept of Free Speech. He should be locked up at Pademba Road Prison until the end of his trial. The sooner clowns like himself are taught a lesson, the better. Nar way noto Margai nar president. Lek den alaki joindalist yah so for cross check the facts before den write anything....


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: Lawyer
To: All
Date Posted: 14:21:54 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
If it is just the defamtion angle, I will not say much about Phillipe NAveille, because as far as I know, that is the livelyhood of all 73 News Papers in Sierra Leone, maligning people, defaming people, blackmail, extortion etc.If we had serious Laws in the Country, they will all be in Pademba Road.


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: Momoh Cowboy
To: All
Date Posted: 11:42:34 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
I believe SLPP knows nothing about democracy . you are SLPP therefore it isd to be assumed that you think that there is nothing wrong with the disgrace Kabbah is bringing to our country everyday when he arrests journalists who expose his corruption. How much must you SLPP destroy this beautiful country .


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: MODERATOR
To: All
Date Posted: 23:18:22 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-249-138-254.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.249.138.254

Message:
You are what you post. Cheers!
/Moderator


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: DUIMMY
To: All
Date Posted: 18:24:48 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Kabs and moderator, Santigie Koroma is going all over the forum preaching SLPP slogans and blasting everybody from Rev. Samforay to you Kabs, to Allie Iscandari and to others, all because he does not think you are APC. He will drive good people if you don't stop him.


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: Freedom of speech
To: All
Date Posted: 18:47:06 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
He has immunity under freedom of speech, so just ignore his trash, and do not respond to whatever he says.He would, no doubt come back with another Tonkolili or Binkolo or Makeni name, but whenever you see a posting in broken english, you would know, it is him.


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: Alieu Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:33:32 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
If the rev. and his team do anything to santigie, we will take it as a double standard.

Archives will prove that MUSA KAMARA has done more trash talking on this forum than anyone i know and they have allowed him to continue with his rantings.

so the world is watching.


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:40:52 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
I have never attacked someone,unless someone did.I always try to discuss on issues unlike the primitive Alieu and others who are so attached to their corrupt slpp to the extent that,when you just mention the word slpp,they will jump on you.They think all Sierra-Leoneans want to be backward and primitive as they are.


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: Evidence
To: All
Date Posted: 18:52:50 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Your admission


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Stop the Propanganda!!!!!!
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 18:27:24 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Leh the case warm
Hehehehehehehehehehe

SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP SLPP

Santigie Koroma of Tonkolili


Subject: SPEED BOAT SUITABLE FOR A SINGLE FAMILY FOR SALE
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 18:23:41 07/07/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-45-174-207.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.174.207

Message:
Sorry fodaykoroma@yahoo.com for a reasonable price.


Subject: Re: DO BIZNESS IN THE OPEN
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 18:29:16 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Give me a range. I am not asking for an exact prize.


Subject: SPEED BOAT SUITABLE FOR A SINGLE FAMILY FOR SALE
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 18:22:20 07/07/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-45-174-207.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.174.207

Message:
If any is intrested,please contact foday koroma@yahoo.com for a reasonable price.


Subject: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:01:10 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
You are a disgrace to Sierra-Leone and the world at large according to research.Santique,you are not only an idiot but primitive as well.


Subject: Re: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: Keen Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 18:28:44 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
First of all, he should be spelled Santigie, and secondly,he is such a coward, and pretends to be Koroma, whereas, he is either a Massaquoi or Kallon or Banya or Jamiru or Hanciles or even Leigh.He suddenly appears on this elite Forum, with series of thrash, within last few hours.Such propagadists should be barred from the Society and should be banned from this forum immediately. I strongly believe, we do discuss issues, though some of us may have political inclinations.


Subject: Re: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: Pa Alimamy Kumanday
To: All
Date Posted: 00:16:39 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-67-180-114-178.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 67.180.114.178

Message:
Maybe his name is Alpha Saidu Bangura, the stupidest man on earth. A liar par extraordinaire


Subject: Re: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 18:30:51 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
What happened to Free Speech????
Is it only for people who agree with you folks?

Nonsense Maraka....


Subject: Re: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: Mango-bat
To: All
Date Posted: 18:10:47 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Bo musa lef nor. You dae call somebody idiot?

You are my former school mate. We went to the same school. And bra you were the Oldest in our class and the most stupid.

The only thing you were good at, was climbing trees.

You spent half of your school day up mango trees.

Now you have the GUTS to call somebody wae by all accounts is smarter than you an IDIOT. Aye!!!! the world is coming to an end.


Subject: Re: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:15:55 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
I heard that all your family memebers were tree climbers,is it true?I knew you were a kamajor fighter because you refused to go to school instead you decided to be killing and eating people.U don get small sense now,cos u bie so fool n stupid.FOOL SANTIQUE tell us


Subject: Re: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: FORREST GUMP
To: All
Date Posted: 07:35:39 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-132-252-191.range81-132.btcentralplus.com at 81.132.252.191

Message:
MUSA TAKE TEM OH AT THE RATE YOU ARE GOING I DONT THINK YOU WILL MAKE THROUGH TO AUGUST 11 WHY ARE YOU SO FULL OF HATRED. SOME OF THESE PEOPLE COULD BE YOUR FRIENDS. THIS IS ONLY POLITICS MY FRIEND AND WHAT THE MODERATOR DID WAS VERY WRONG BY RELEASING SANTIGIE`S IP NUMDERS
FORREST


Subject: Re: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: RUF
To: All
Date Posted: 18:18:05 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
He was also with us in the RUF. Nar lie?

If you deny, ar go pull you waist nar doh.


Subject: Re: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: Penda-ma-lisence
To: All
Date Posted: 18:13:57 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Den say e bin dae smell nar class bad bad wan. En e bin get serious so-foot. Nar true?


Subject: Re: SANTIQUE KOROMA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH
From: +PENDAHUN
To: All
Date Posted: 00:19:18 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-67-180-114-178.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 67.180.114.178

Message:
LEKE DE PA WAE DAE STAND FOR SLPP. ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA SAY BEREWAH GEH BIG BIOG PENDA WAE DAE SMELL.


Subject: APC Principles
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 18:00:59 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
To-line for Rice
To-line for Fuel
To-line for Gari
Suck air
Chap Chap
Oosai den day tie cow, nar dae he dae eat
Back to power, nar we turn for thief.
Northerners only...
Fool the Kono people into thinking they are important to APC


Subject: APC PARLIAMENTARY CAND. MADE UP OF SONS OF FORMER THIEVES
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:57:06 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
The APC Candidates list is packed with the children of former APC Heaveyweights and thieves.
Den Papa den bin don thief Sa Lone Money. Now nar de pikin den turn....
APC nor dae theif, APC nor dae lie


Subject: MUSA KAMARA IS THE DUMBEST GUY ON THIS FORUM
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:53:51 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Musa,
You have been voted as the dumbest guy on the forum.
The APC is full of people like yourself.


Subject: REVEREND SAM FORAY IS NOT A REVEREND AT ALL
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:48 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Sam Foray is so full of hatred and vengeance that I doubt his cerdentials as a reverend. If the man is a true reverend, then I must be Jesus Christ


Subject: Re: REVEREND SAM FORAY IS NOT A REVEREND AT ALL
From: Sin
To: All
Date Posted: 18:19:48 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
That is blashphemy, and anyone saying such things could rot in hell


Subject: Re: REVEREND SAM FORAY IS NOT A REVEREND AT ALL
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 18:24:29 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
The guy is full of hatred.
It jas hatred and revenge that led him and others to call for the special "cut". They wanted to get Sankoh, Maskita, and others so badly......Se what they got instead???
Revenge nor good.
The man is not a reverend at all.


Subject: Re: REVEREND SAM FORAY IS NOT A REVEREND AT ALL
From: Question
To: All
Date Posted: 18:43:57 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
Why would he try to get Sankoh, Maskita and others, as they were all in the same group???and they had the same agenda.


Subject: Re: REVEREND SAM FORAY IS NOT A REVEREND AT ALL
From: Baluwah
To: All
Date Posted: 05:18:42 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-129-155-15.range81-129.btcentralplus.com at 81.129.155.15

Message:
Shut up Marda, u are no Santigie koroma


Subject: Re: REVEREND SAM FORAY IS NOT A REVEREND AT ALL
From: where is his church?
To: All
Date Posted: 18:23:23 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
What kind of rev is he?

Bo nor make we talk.

It is him who will be in hell come judgement day.


Subject: FODAY SANKOH JOINS APC
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:49:55 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Now we know who started the RUF war.....


Subject: Re: FODAY SANKOH JOINS APC
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:56:20 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Santique,you should ask kabbah,berewa,the slpp clan and the kamajors and they will tell you when,why and where they planned the chaos,anarchy and executions.Maybe you will soon be wise and start to write wisely


Subject: ALLIEU ISCANDARI PASSED OVER FOR VP SPOT
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:47:59 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
According to insiders in the APC party, Alieu Iscandari was in the running for the VP post.
Unfortuately, he does not have a constituency in Sa Lone and is not "APC Enough" according to insiders. So he was passed over.


Subject: Re: ALLIEU ISCANDARI PASSED OVER FOR VP SPOT
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:11:09 07/08/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-68-34-12-96.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.34.12.96

Message:
Santigie,I know that Ernest Koroma is always doing dumb things but I also know that he will never think of appointing Alieu to such an important office.Because I have given him Alieu Iscandari's ugly and shameful public and private records.
If the APC appoints Alieu to any public office, I ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA will ensure that the APC faces the worst embarrassment in its whole life.To save itself from that high form of embarrassment it will withdraw Alieu's appointment quickly with an apology.
Appointing Alieu Iscandari to any public office will be an insult to all the good people of our beloved country,SIERRA LEONE.


Subject: Re: This Boy Needs Prayers
From: True Imam
To: All
Date Posted: 14:57:05 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I wonder why Kabbs allows this man to post here. he is unfit to post and be around decent folks. This "boy" needs prayers for his soul because he is going to HELL. Does anyone know who this boys parents are so that someone could talk to them about this kinds of personal attacks against alieu iscandari.


Subject: Re: ALLIEU ISCANDARI PASSED OVER FOR VP SPOT
From: Bo blow bo
To: All
Date Posted: 12:51:25 07/09/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
saidu people don gainse wit you. EE don tay wae we see man wae ee compin hep for cam nar dis kontri ya so torn againse am so. dat nor go stop orda poeople dem for do good oh bot dis dunia ya so nar for take tem do good.

You dont know NOTHING about ALIEU ISCANDARI. You are not ion the same league with him and we on this forum have had enough of you. When and how did you give ernest koroma any records of alieu iscandari. Ernest would not even talk to trash like you or entertain you in any conversation. You wait and see your cup runneth over very soon.


Subject: Re: ALLIEU ISCANDARI PASSED OVER FOR VP SPOT
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 00:09:13 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-67-180-114-178.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 67.180.114.178

Message:
ROTFLMMFAO. You mean that I didnt know that I was up and running for such an important post. Well I guess the BEST man won and I have thrown my support behind the APC team of Ernest Koroma and Sam Sumana


Subject: Gibril Gbanabone is an APC Apologis
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:45:02 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Gibril Gbanabone is a blind APC Apologist, who pretends to be neutral.
Shame Shame Shame


Subject: Re: Gibril Gbanabone is an APC Apologist
From: Santigie Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:45:47 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
The title should read:
Gibril Gbanabone is an APC Apologist


Subject: Re: Gibril Gbanabone is an APC Apologist
From: refused
To: All
Date Posted: 18:18:02 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
has he refused to publish slpp stories?


Subject: Re: Gibril Gbanabone is an APC Apologist
From: gradually
To: All
Date Posted: 18:22:01 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
They are slowly doing so. 3/4th of the main news is on and about APC.


Subject: Re: Gibril Gbanabone is an APC Apologist
From: Refused?
To: All
Date Posted: 07:32:18 07/10/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Answer the question: did you send slpp stories to him and he did not publish them?


Subject: Cocorioko is an APC Newspaper
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 17:42:04 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Cocorioko is owned and oerated by APC Apologists!
Kabs is a good guy, but he is just a pawn in the APC's game.
Shame Shame Shame


Subject: Re: Cocorioko is an APC Newspaper
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:46:35 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Santique,you are another dumb.Do you know what you are writing?Your incompetent and corrupt slpp did not perform and they should leave,is that difficult to understand?


Subject: Re: Cocorioko is an APC Newspaper
From: Pa. Foday Gbenteh
To: All
Date Posted: 17:57:35 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Santigie is crying down everybody .Nobody is good enough if he is not outwardly SLPP.


Subject: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 17:26:32 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
The elections is all but over.

This was evident in the just concluded rally in Freetown

Thousands of party supporters braved the rains to attend.

On hand, we had SOLO B,Momodu K and all constituency candidates.


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:40:59 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Was he sleeping during the parade?I think no because it was raining and the rain may disturb him.But someone told me that,nothing can stop Berewa of sleeping even under the rain.Is it true?It is a shame for him to even be a vp and you are a disgrace to Sierra-Leone


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 17:59:11 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Berewa is the hardest working presidential candidate. The first to wakeup in the morning and the last to sleep at 2 am everyday. So for you to see him steal some sleep here and there is not a breaking news.

You illiterate daft.


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:04:15 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
You are not only an illitrate daft,but also an endemic idiot.


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: APC
To: All
Date Posted: 18:06:12 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
As of this moment, you are no longer El -muzay, you are EL-STUPIDO.


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:08:02 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
You are EL-IDIOTO


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:15:11 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Be original my friend. You cheat.
No wonder you could not complete high-school.


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:23:15 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
The Kamajor,Alieu Sesay now you are brave to use your name.Fool man.NO VEXOH,someone told me,you decided to join the kamajors to kill and eat people instead of you going to school.Alieu lef!yakeh dae falla u all u life.How is berewa?has he taken his sleeping sickness tabs?No fraid Alieu,APC NO VIOLENCE but berewa and kabbah should answer a lot of questions after 11 August


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: Alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:26:26 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Ar see your name is now EL-STUPIDO.
I have made this known to you on numerous occassions that we do not belong in the same stratum.
I hang out with big boys and you are no big boy.
so butt off.


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:33:43 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Alieu Sesay,you are EL-IDIOTO AND EL-KAMAJORO AND EL-CANNIBALO.U don clean all d latrine?


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:50:20 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
My posts speak for themselves. Can you say the same for yours?
Thank god for what he has done for me. I have a very good and responsible position with FedEx.

So mi man leh we talk haf lef haf.


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: Ya Alimamy Kumanday
To: All
Date Posted: 00:34:01 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-67-180-114-178.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 67.180.114.178

Message:
I have a very good and responsible position with FedEx.


Then why do you sleep in your car and why did you have to leave atlanta. Did it get too hot for you?


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: alieu sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:00:09 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Never lived in ATL, although i visit there often, i have stayed in Jax. And i have never slept in a car. Never in my life, not in the USA, not even in Salone.

So think again.
Finally, i am not Alpha saidu bangura.


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: Wise Man
To: All
Date Posted: 17:36:18 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Be careful with that declaration of the elections being over.
There is going to be second round of voting, and Charles Margai will decide who becomes the president

I am amazed at the way SLPP folks are abusing Charles. They will live to regret some of the comments they have made about him.


Subject: Re: SLPP HIT IT BIG IN FREETOWN
From: Coco--APC
To: All
Date Posted: 18:04:19 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
And your sources is? Cocorioco? Porrot..
Let them tell us who the diplomat is. Bo una lef nor with una lie lie fictitious analysts.


Subject: THE DAYS OF KABBAH ,BEREWA AND THE CLAN ARE OVER
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:31:57 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
The people of Sierra-Leone are determined and well prepared to remove the most corrupt,incompetent government in the history of our nation from office on the 11 August 2007.But Kabbah and Berewa have a lot of questions to answer.


Subject: Re: THE DAYS OF KABBAH ,BEREWA AND THE CLAN ARE OVER
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 16:37:13 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
The people realize that the APC has nothing but empty talk to offer them. As for Charles Margai, the people have come to the conclusion that he is a very power hungry and dangerous man. They have realized that should they vote him in, he will engage in revenge (for what only God knows) on so many including those in the judiciary. This is not good for the current peace that the people are enjoying, thanks to Tejan Kabbah and Berewa. With all the above, the people are now poised to give Berewa and Momodu a mandate on August 11th, 2007.


Subject: Re: THE DAYS OF KABBAH ,BEREWA AND THE CLAN ARE OVER
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:22:31 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Compatriot,Please dont wish our people and nation another nightmare,because they have suffered immensely under the corrupt and nepotic slpp clan.You can dream,nobody will stop you of dreaming.The fact is that the slpp will be removed after 11 August 2007.Who told that Kabbah and Berewa ended the war?You should have asked who initiated and ignited the war?I dont want to talk about the war now,we should concentrate on vital issues,how Hon Earnest Bai Koroma and Mr Sam Sumana will take our beloved nation ahead.Do you love Sierra-Leone?If so,please dont dream of the slpp to stay in power,it is an insult.


Subject: Re: THE DAYS OF KABBAH ,BEREWA AND THE CLAN ARE OVER
From: Communist
To: All
Date Posted: 17:28:45 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
ElMuzay. Stop calling people compatriot, comrades and what not.

We in salone will never return to socialism, and or communism.

We had two and half decades of that and gained nothing.


Subject: Re: THE DAYS OF KABBAH ,BEREWA AND THE CLAN ARE OVER
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:35:16 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
YA,we only gained poverty,misery and endemic corruption under the incompetent slpp.


Subject: Re: THE DAYS OF KABBAH ,BEREWA AND THE CLAN ARE OVER
From: Communist
To: All
Date Posted: 18:00:17 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Then you are truely stupid.


Subject: Re: THE DAYS OF KABBAH ,BEREWA AND THE CLAN ARE OVER
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 18:06:44 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
You and your clan are suffering from endemic incompentence and you are dumbest among them


Subject: Re: THE DAYS OF KABBAH ,BEREWA AND THE CLAN ARE OVER
From: you dae yah, you
To: All
Date Posted: 18:16:21 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
be coherent with what you write. you too scatter.


Subject: TRIBALISM 101
From: Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
To: All
Date Posted: 13:22:16 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.2.19.71

Message:
BEREWA’S CHOICE OF RUNNING MATE AND THE BIGOTRY OF DETRACTORS

By Sia Tiyaama

The die is cast; all speculations laid to rest; Momodu Koroma is Solomon Berewa’s running mate; what does this all mean for politics in Sierra Leone given the country’s political history since 1968? Solomon Berewa’s choice of Momodu Koroma has ignited a lot of debate about the identity of the SLPP running mate. The identity politics that has surrounded Momodu Koroma is at best silly and at worst demeaning. Detractors have gone all out to declare Momodu Koroma as Mende while artificially trying to wipe out his paternal heritage. That is down and dirty. Others ask who Momodu Koroma is, not because they want to know his heritage but they want to know his personality, academic background, integrity, and ability to deliver as Vice President. This article addresses some of these issues raised.

The Bigotry of Detractors
The detractors are mainly in the opposition and specifically APC. APC has a history of marginalizing Tonkolili district and the choice of Momodu Koroma is like putting fire ants in their pants. This is the first time a star of Tonkolili District as a whole and Yonibana in particular has come this close to the presidency. Compare that to the systematic murder of the sons and very bright stars of Tonkolili District; stars like Mohammed Sorie Fornah, the Taqi brothers and Sam Bangura the former Bank governor. All these killings took place within seven years in the 1970s. In addition, the APC has finally succeeded in marginalizing the Temnes in their ranks. The Limbas have finally won the day. The APC bastardized their constitution to make sure a Limba becomes the illegitimate leader while Temnes like Serry-Kamal and Edie Turay who resurrected the party were cast aside. Ernest Koroma has finally completed the battle for the Limbas (a battle that started between S. I. Koroma and C. A. Kamara-Taylor) in controlling the APC party. Given this history and subsequent blunders of the APC, they have embarked on a smear campaign saying Momodu Koroma is not Temne. That is bigotry to the highest degree. Furthermore, that smear follows the APC pattern of marginalizing the Temnes and Tonkolili district. But the question is, who in the world is Temne? Momodu Koroma’s father was born and bred in Yonibana. According to the APC bigots, his only crime was that he married a Mende woman who bore him a gem in Momodu Koroma. These strategies weave a silver thread in the history of the APC. Keep Tonkolili down by all means even if it means denying them their son. People from Tonkolili in particular and the Temnes in general must reject the tribal bigotry APC has been practicing for many years. S.I. Koroma who was a dedicated lieutenant of APC was passed over by the APC for Joseph Momoh and now Ernest Koroma has completed the job. It is time for the descendants of Tonkolili to tell the APC that Tonkolili will rise again in Momodu Koroma as Vice President of Sierra Leone.

Who is Momodu Koroma
Contrary to what Dr Jimmy Kandeh has been saying that Momodu Koroma is the “lap dog” of president Kabbah, Momodu Koroma’s service to the country is exemplary particularly when compared with people like Ernest Koroma and Sam Sumana the unknown. Momodu Koroma like other stars from Tonkolili district murdered by APC is well educated and a very intelligent individual whose intellect and ability to understand salient issues of governance cannot be matched by both Ernest Koroma and Sam Sumana the unknown. Momodu Koroma is one of the few Sierra Leoneans to have a graduate degree in Physics and Mathematics. Now that is no small feat. Compare that with Ernest Koroma who had to be hired by Jamil Sahid Mohammed to sell insurance and Sam Sumana the unknown who attended a third rate college in Minnesota and nearly bankrupted the Kono Union in that state. Given the present state of post-war Sierra Leone, we cannot as Sierra Leoneans afford to accept the type of mediocre leadership being offered us by the APC. Solomon Berewa and Momodu Koroma are the duo who could make Sierra Leoneans smile again. They understand the workings of government; they have a wealth of experience in foreign policy. Now do we as Sierra Leoneans really have to risk our future in the hands of an insurance salesperson and a diamond digger Sam Sumana the unknown?
Solomon Berewa is Methodical

In politics, impulsive reactions most times lead to disaster. The PMDC tried to use Solomon Berewa’s methodical way of doing things as a sign of indecisiveness. We all know what impulsive reactions have done to Sierra Leone. For instance, Joseph Saidu Momoh impulsively imposed price control in his first few months in office without any economic study of the situation. That resulted in artificial scarcity. Margai, the self declared benevolent dictator impulsively told his honchos to target Fulas, Madingos and Susus for disenfranchisement. Due to the massive backlash, he impulsively without consulting his party cadre named a running mate who is thoroughly disliked by the party members leading to a virtual disintegration of the party. Ernest Koroma and the APC in their quest to outdo SLPP impulsively marginalized the Temnes, one of the two largest ethnic groups in the country, without trying to find out whether Sam Sumana the unknown would deliver. Berewa on the other hand took all the time in the world, vetted all potential candidates, looked at religious, academic and ethnic background and settled on the son from Tonkolili. Now that is the type of president Sierra Leone needs. Someone who takes his time to look at issues objectively and not give ears to empty rhetoric and tired slogans with little or no policy significance. Given all these, it is safe to say that under the SLPP, which is the only true national party, Tonkolili shall rise again and the Temnes will be major players in the decision making of Sierra Leone. Web site designed & hosted by Leeroy Wilfred Kabs-Kanu © 2007 at Homestead™


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM NO GOOD FOR SIERRA LEONE
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 16:42:13 07/07/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
Please Mr. Tiyaama, forgive me if I am making a mistake. Are ou not preaching tribalism or insinuating trouble? Momodu was born in East or South But he is a Sheep in wolf clothing.Although he can speak temne it does not make any difference.

Let’s live this alone you cannot change history. It is what it is.

Thanks professor.


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM NO GOOD FOR SIERRA LEONE
From: Tribalist Detector
To: All
Date Posted: 17:08:40 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-67-48-13.nycap.res.rr.com at 74.67.48.13

Message:
It is not about speaking Temne is father is Temne. You want to deny him that? Do you hate Mendes so much that you reject a Temen man just because hsi mother is Mende? Sierra Leone sorry


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM NO GOOD FOR SIERRA LEONE
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 01:11:07 07/08/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
listen,my best buddies and close friends men as well as women are mende. These are my people.The issue here is Momodu is been used because he finds himself in a unique situation.By virtue of him been born in the East, what does it mean?

It is what it is. pl live it alone.
Thanks professor


Subject: Re: TRIBALISM NO GOOD FOR SIERRA LEONE
From: Tribalist Detector
To: All
Date Posted: 06:26:48 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-67-48-13.nycap.res.rr.com at 74.67.48.13

Message:
Just like the Southern racist. They always count their black friends. So being born in the East makes him Mende. How you fool so. Then that makes Siaka Stevens Mende, Tejan-Kabbah Mende, Kanja Sesay Mende, Kadie Sesay Sherbro, Kabs-Kanu and all his siblings born in Bo Mende. You see how dumb you look now Mr Tribalist? If Kabs-Kanu who was born in Bo retains his Loko Heritage why should Momodu Koroma not retain his Temne heritage? Gibril Gbanabom Koroma the Tribalist was born in Freetown does that make him krio? Did he lose his heritage.


Subject: IS COMING EVENT CASTING ITS SHADOWS?
From: Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
To: All
Date Posted: 12:34:00 07/07/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 129.2.19.71

Message:
Freedom of Expression

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

76. A free press ranks alongside an independent judiciary as one of the most important counter forces tothe excesses of both the public and private sectors. The media should be free of political patronage. The degree to which the media is independent is the degree to which it can perform an effective public watchdog function on the conduct of public officials and powerful individuals in society. Laws establishing "freedom of expression"require support and enforcement from the courts. Without an independent judiciary, press freedom cannot be maintained.

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

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

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

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

81. The Commission calls on the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists and the Media Commission to be moreproactive in monitoring standards of journalism practiced in Sierra Leone and to establish mechanisms for effective self-regulation. These organisations can do much to advance a culture of human rights inSierra Leone. (Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report).

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Six Days, Five Nights in Detention: The Agony of Journalist Philip Neville of Standard Times,Sierra Leone
Posted by on Jul 6, 2007, 15:36

I have always stated on numerous occasions that journalism profession is a very delicate and cantankerous job. Journalists not only in Africa but the world over are never the darlings of most governments.

This is because government always perceived them as the watch dog of the state who should have no business in keeping the masses informed about the activities of the governors, whilst on the other hand, the state watch dogs are saying that it is the right of the public to know and this right can only be meaningful to the masses when it becomes public knowledge that can be utilized for the benefit of the greatest good for the greatest majority.

For six days and five nights, this writer found himself in hell fire on earth.
Philip Neville.....the pen is always mightier

Initially, the Standard Times Office was ransacked by government police officers headed by Inspector Augustine. A. Mansaray and three others. They were looking for subversive documents relating to the publication of two-ship loads of rice which were donated to this country as gifts including other items.

The revelation was made at the National Stadium by the President of Sierra Leone, Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah when the head of donor was present.

Having exhausted their energies without getting a copy of what they would have described as a subversive document, they left with the instruction that the editor should report immediately he returns from the Lungi International Airport where he went to accompany one of his relatives traveling overseas.

On Thursday 28th July, 2007 the editor honoured the invitation from the police and went to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Statement was obtained from him and bail refused on the grounds that they (police) were working on instructions from the Attorney General’s office.

Late that evening, the journalist was whisked to the Aberdeen Police Station and detained. Question asked was simple “Why are you detaining me and what is my offence” the response suffered some hiccups before it finally came out “We have been instructed to detain you” Superintendent Amara Sesay, who was shaking like dry leaves as he responded to telephone calls on what step to take next told me that they have no alternative but to detain me as police continues with investigations.

But what is my offence? I asked again, the reply was “You published false statement to create dissatisfaction and bring down the government of President Kabbah” one of the officer remarked.

“Dissatisfaction” “Brings down the Government of President Kabbah” I starting pondering over these words and later asked them, are you talking about the matter of attribution or what? I enquired.

Look, we are working on instruction, they boldly replied. At the Aberdeen Police Station I spent one night when suddenly I learnt that they were going to transfer me to the Central Police Station as they have received another instruction from above that the Aberdeen station is too decent for me to complete my days of detention.

At around 6PM a Police Landover drove to the station and requested that I should be handed over to them. Where are you taking me to? I asked. We are taking you to the Criminal Investigation Department.

I knew that they were just playing around me as my destination was the Central Police Station and not where they claimed. When we arrived at the CID office, Superintendent Amara Sesay said that they were not going to grant me police bail and that they are taking me to the Central Police Station since it is close to his office.

So it is a matter of attribution that these people are taking me from one station to another and subjecting me to all kinds of mental torture and humiliation? I asked myself.

I passed the night at the Central Police and around 10 AM, word went round that AIG Chris Charley has instructed that I should be placed in the darkest part of the cell and not be allowed to talk to anyone or used my phone to communicate even to my lawyers.

I was like a leper after the orders from Chris Charley with no one coming close to me or even wanted to know about my state of health which I had earlier informed them about. In custody, there were different categories of suspects, rapists, fraudsters, you name them but interestingly they were treated like human beings and not the Journalist who has a case with the President.

In less than two hours, I started perspiring heavily and my pressure mounting high. Seeing my condition in custody my co- suspects shouted “The journalist is dying, can’t you remove him from this air tight cell? They yelled, and went on, if anything happens to him some of us are going to give evidence against the police that he told you about his health condition but you refused saying that Chris Charley ordered you to put him into the darkest part of the cell.

My doctor was called upon to examine my condition. The result of my pressure was incredible at the time 240/180 both the systole and diastole had shot up making me fatigue with poor eye vision. Chris Charley was contacted following this development.

His next command was to take me to the Police hospital at Kingtom. I am sure he would not like any of his children to be admitted at the Kingtom Police hospital because of poor sanitation, no good toilet facility, poor and filthy environmental condition with unpleasant odour oozing out from the wards and even the toilet that can contribute to one’s already bad health condition.

However, I was admitted there for two days and on Monday 2nd July, 2007 a group of Police officers arrived in a white Landover to take me to the law courts where the charges were read to me at court number three presided over by Magistrate Bankole Shyllon.

The Attorney General was on the side of the government, and had opposed to the granting of bail on the grounds that if bail was granted to me I would flee the country.

Defence counsels J.B.Jenkins Johnston (both father and son), Eddie Turay, Melron Nicol-Wilson, Osho Williams and Kabbah Koroma advanced reasons why bail should be granted to me.

After a protracted argument, the Attorney General, Mr. Fred Carew conceded and suggested that if bail was to be granted to me there should be three sureties, two of whom should be property owners valued not less than Two Hundred Million Leones.

This would have been the end of the five- day sufferings, but the Deputy Master and Registrar, Mr. Dauda Yokie restricted my freedom when he started requesting for utility bills, identity cards, bank statements, salary paying slips from the sureties at a time when all offices have been closed for the day.

It may appear incredible because these conditions were never part of the bail granted to me by Mr. Bankole Shyllon, nor was it ever advertised by the Judiciary as part of the new conditions for bail approval.

Inspector Dunia was summoned immediately and instruction giving to him that he should take me to the Pademba Road Prison and not at Central Police Station. It was around 7PM on Monday, Inspector Dunia would not listen to human reasoning or emotions.

We arrived at the Central Prison around 8 PM and my name was recorded in the diary “Are you the Journalist who wrote about the rice donated to Sierra Leone by the Libyan President”?

The receptionist asked as he bends down to include my name on the list of inmates at the Central Prison.

Tuesday morning, word has already gone round that the Journalist who published about the donated items was with them. Several questions were being asked as the prisoner converged around, some trying to get a glance at me while others lashing out at the government.

“This is unfair” a condemned prisoner remarked. I was there until 2 PM when my name was announced that a production order for my release has reached the prison authority.

(For the purpose of security no names would be mentioned or explanation about the deplorable conditions at the Pademba Road Prison)

Back to the Law Courts, Inspector Dunia was absent, but Mr. Dauda Yokie was there trying again to send me back to prison by making irrelevant request.

According to him he was working on instructions from the Chief Justice. This time round the new condition was for valuators to go the property site and verify whether the value of the property is Two Hundred Million Leones per surety or not.

It was getting to 5PM and this is the time Dauda Yokie always sneaked out of his office and by the time the valuators would have returned Yokie and others would have gone and the alternative was to return me to the Pademba Road Prison.

Sensing the new strategy of Dauda Yokie, the issue of bail reached my Landlady, an 81 year-old woman. For the past days since my detention she has been weeping and restless, refused to eat and sleep.

She went to her closet and collected all her house documents including her husband’s death certificate, Marriage and others that would stop Dauda Yokie from behaving inhumanely.

She was allowed to stand as surety together with Mr. Kargbo and I was permitted to go home. This clearly shows that there are different treatments for different people not before the eyes of the law.

The rule of law talks about equity, fair and the presumption of innocence, but for Dauda Yokie and others the rule of law means satisfying the powers that be even if it means keeping me at the Pademba Road Prison for another te days.


Subject: ARE YOU PROUD BEING "AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN"?
From: Dr. CHARLES CURTIS-THOMAS
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:38 07/07/07 ()
Email Address: RNMDTWO@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: at 129.2.19.71

Message:
Call it hypocracy ! Call it unilateralism! If you are so tempted, you can also call it just old-fashioned isolationism!

Being "an American" can bring so many benefits to an individual, especially if you are from a developing (call it "regressing", if you are from Sierra Leone) Country. Those individuals who cause trouble for America consistently defend their actions by saying that it is not Americans that they hate, but rather it is the "American policies" that they hate. I am a die-hard Republican, but a lot of policies by the Republican administration (read this as Bush Administration) has left a very bitter taste in my mouth.

On coming to power, President Bush quickly launched a campaign to have the United States withdraw from various international treaties and agreements. By the end of 2001, he had announced his opposition to ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, joined Somalia as the only countries to refuse to sign the Convention on the Rights of the Child, backed out of the Kyoto Protocol on Global warming, opposed the UN treaty to crub international trafficking in small arms and light weapons, announced his intention to withdraw from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and rejected an international treaty to facilitate enforcement of the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention banning the use of germ warfare and biological weapons,(Did I hear you say that by extension going into IRAQ because of weapons of "mass destruction" was hypocritical?).

And this is the part that makes me feel uneasy being an "African American": President Bush announced his opposition to the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (This includes the Special Court of Sierra Leone)! Bush ultimately demanded that every country IN THE WORLD sign a bilateral immunity agreement that protected U.S. citizens, including civilians, from prosecution by the International Criminal Court, including the Special Court of Sierra Leone, and threatened the cut-off of military aid to any nation that refused to do so. Of course "big fool" Kabbah and "power conscious" Berewa went along with Bush, so that if an American citizen had committed a crime with impunity during the Sierra Leone "civil war" then "nar buff case". On August 3, 2001, Bush signed into law the American Servicemembers Protection Act that authorized the use of of military force to liberate any American Citizen being held by the court. This came as a shock to the Dutch in particular since the International Criminal Court is located in the Hague On July 1, 2003, Bush did in fact halt military aid to thirty-five counrties who refused to sign the immunity agreements, including Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru, Uruguay, South Africa, Bulgaria, and Lithuania. He also issued exemptions (talking about different standards!)for forty countries including Isreal, Egypt, Jordan, Albania, Uganda, Nigeria, Japan, South Korea, and the members of NATO.

Yes, I like being an American, but sometimes our policies can be outright perplexing!


Subject: Re: ARE YOU PROUD BEING "AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN"?
From: Curious
To: All
Date Posted: 18:37:49 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

Message:
If Bush is opposed to International Court, who could create it???Govt of Sierra Leone or RUF - no way.
What if african-american, by the way???


Subject: Kono companion
From: Alie Formeh Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:40 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.22.236.230

Message:
Thanks to Ernest Koroma for gaining a Kono companion for Sierra Leone and the APC.


Subject: The Neville Ordeal (Culled from Stanadard Times)
From: Researcher
To: All
Date Posted: 11:20:54 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-249-138-254.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.249.138.254

Message:

Six Days, Five Nights in Detention: The Agony of Journalist Philip Neville of Standard Times,Sierra Leone
Posted by on Jul 6, 2007, 15:36

I have always stated on numerous occasions that journalism profession is a very delicate and cantankerous job. Journalists not only in Africa but the world over are never the darlings of most governments.

This is because government always perceived them as the watch dog of the state who should have no business in keeping the masses informed about the activities of the governors, whilst on the other hand, the state watch dogs are saying that it is the right of the public to know and this right can only be meaningful to the masses when it becomes public knowledge that can be utilized for the benefit of the greatest good for the greatest majority.

For six days and five nights, this writer found himself in hell fire on earth.
Philip Neville.....the pen is always mightier

Initially, the Standard Times Office was ransacked by government police officers headed by Inspector Augustine. A. Mansaray and three others. They were looking for subversive documents relating to the publication of two-ship loads of rice which were donated to this country as gifts including other items.

The revelation was made at the National Stadium by the President of Sierra Leone, Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah when the head of donor was present.

Having exhausted their energies without getting a copy of what they would have described as a subversive document, they left with the instruction that the editor should report immediately he returns from the Lungi International Airport where he went to accompany one of his relatives traveling overseas.

On Thursday 28th July, 2007 the editor honoured the invitation from the police and went to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Statement was obtained from him and bail refused on the grounds that they (police) were working on instructions from the Attorney General’s office.

Late that evening, the journalist was whisked to the Aberdeen Police Station and detained. Question asked was simple “Why are you detaining me and what is my offence” the response suffered some hiccups before it finally came out “We have been instructed to detain you” Superintendent Amara Sesay, who was shaking like dry leaves as he responded to telephone calls on what step to take next told me that they have no alternative but to detain me as police continues with investigations.

But what is my offence? I asked again, the reply was “You published false statement to create dissatisfaction and bring down the government of President Kabbah” one of the officer remarked.

“Dissatisfaction” “Brings down the Government of President Kabbah” I starting pondering over these words and later asked them, are you talking about the matter of attribution or what? I enquired.

Look, we are working on instruction, they boldly replied. At the Aberdeen Police Station I spent one night when suddenly I learnt that they were going to transfer me to the Central Police Station as they have received another instruction from above that the Aberdeen station is too decent for me to complete my days of detention.

At around 6PM a Police Landover drove to the station and requested that I should be handed over to them. Where are you taking me to? I asked. We are taking you to the Criminal Investigation Department.

I knew that they were just playing around me as my destination was the Central Police Station and not where they claimed. When we arrived at the CID office, Superintendent Amara Sesay said that they were not going to grant me police bail and that they are taking me to the Central Police Station since it is close to his office.

So it is a matter of attribution that these people are taking me from one station to another and subjecting me to all kinds of mental torture and humiliation? I asked myself.

I passed the night at the Central Police and around 10 AM, word went round that AIG Chris Charley has instructed that I should be placed in the darkest part of the cell and not be allowed to talk to anyone or used my phone to communicate even to my lawyers.

I was like a leper after the orders from Chris Charley with no one coming close to me or even wanted to know about my state of health which I had earlier informed them about. In custody, there were different categories of suspects, rapists, fraudsters, you name them but interestingly they were treated like human beings and not the Journalist who has a case with the President.

In less than two hours, I started perspiring heavily and my pressure mounting high. Seeing my condition in custody my co- suspects shouted “The journalist is dying, can’t you remove him from this air tight cell? They yelled, and went on, if anything happens to him some of us are going to give evidence against the police that he told you about his health condition but you refused saying that Chris Charley ordered you to put him into the darkest part of the cell.

My doctor was called upon to examine my condition. The result of my pressure was incredible at the time 240/180 both the systole and diastole had shot up making me fatigue with poor eye vision. Chris Charley was contacted following this development.

His next command was to take me to the Police hospital at Kingtom. I am sure he would not like any of his children to be admitted at the Kingtom Police hospital because of poor sanitation, no good toilet facility, poor and filthy environmental condition with unpleasant odour oozing out from the wards and even the toilet that can contribute to one’s already bad health condition.

However, I was admitted there for two days and on Monday 2nd July, 2007 a group of Police officers arrived in a white Landover to take me to the law courts where the charges were read to me at court number three presided over by Magistrate Bankole Shyllon.

The Attorney General was on the side of the government, and had opposed to the granting of bail on the grounds that if bail was granted to me I would flee the country.

Defence counsels J.B.Jenkins Johnston (both father and son), Eddie Turay, Melron Nicol-Wilson, Osho Williams and Kabbah Koroma advanced reasons why bail should be granted to me.

After a protracted argument, the Attorney General, Mr. Fred Carew conceded and suggested that if bail was to be granted to me there should be three sureties, two of whom should be property owners valued not less than Two Hundred Million Leones.

This would have been the end of the five- day sufferings, but the Deputy Master and Registrar, Mr. Dauda Yokie restricted my freedom when he started requesting for utility bills, identity cards, bank statements, salary paying slips from the sureties at a time when all offices have been closed for the day.

It may appear incredible because these conditions were never part of the bail granted to me by Mr. Bankole Shyllon, nor was it ever advertised by the Judiciary as part of the new conditions for bail approval.

Inspector Dunia was summoned immediately and instruction giving to him that he should take me to the Pademba Road Prison and not at Central Police Station. It was around 7PM on Monday, Inspector Dunia would not listen to human reasoning or emotions.

We arrived at the Central Prison around 8 PM and my name was recorded in the diary “Are you the Journalist who wrote about the rice donated to Sierra Leone by the Libyan President”?

The receptionist asked as he bends down to include my name on the list of inmates at the Central Prison.

Tuesday morning, word has already gone round that the Journalist who published about the donated items was with them. Several questions were being asked as the prisoner converged around, some trying to get a glance at me while others lashing out at the government.

“This is unfair” a condemned prisoner remarked. I was there until 2 PM when my name was announced that a production order for my release has reached the prison authority.

(For the purpose of security no names would be mentioned or explanation about the deplorable conditions at the Pademba Road Prison)

Back to the Law Courts, Inspector Dunia was absent, but Mr. Dauda Yokie was there trying again to send me back to prison by making irrelevant request.

According to him he was working on instructions from the Chief Justice. This time round the new condition was for valuators to go the property site and verify whether the value of the property is Two Hundred Million Leones per surety or not.

It was getting to 5PM and this is the time Dauda Yokie always sneaked out of his office and by the time the valuators would have returned Yokie and others would have gone and the alternative was to return me to the Pademba Road Prison.

Sensing the new strategy of Dauda Yokie, the issue of bail reached my Landlady, an 81 year-old woman. For the past days since my detention she has been weeping and restless, refused to eat and sleep.

She went to her closet and collected all her house documents including her husband’s death certificate, Marriage and others that would stop Dauda Yokie from behaving inhumanely.

She was allowed to stand as surety together with Mr. Kargbo and I was permitted to go home. This clearly shows that there are different treatments for different people not before the eyes of the law.

The rule of law talks about equity, fair and the presumption of innocence, but for Dauda Yokie and others the rule of law means satisfying the powers that be even if it means keeping me at the Pademba Road Prison for another te days.


Subject: Re: The Neville Ordeal (Culled from Stanadard Times)
From: Lawyer
To: All
Date Posted: 18:35:17 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

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The whole story sounds convincing, except the Chief Justice part of it.I do not want to believe, that a man like CJ will take personal interest in such a matter to the extent, of trying to make a bail impossible.Whilst, I fully sympathise, with Mr Naville's for his traumatic ordeal, I do not want to see unnecessary maligning of the name of CJ, who is known to be a non partisan, neutral and above board.


Subject: Re: The Neville Ordeal (Culled from Stanadard Times)
From: POLICE
To: All
Date Posted: 10:49:53 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-216-226-231-134.wdb.ses-americom.net at 216.226.231.134

Message:
No decent Sierra Leonean sympathises with Philip Neville. He lost all moral ground after that faked photo he published on Sylvia. As Sama Banya wrote, even the normally press friendly diplomatic world lost whatever sympathy they could have mustered for him after that infamous publication. He is going to spend even more time in cells and jails. Let him make sure his pen has enough ink.


Subject: Re: The Neville Ordeal (Culled from Stanadard Times)
From: Alisson Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:54:47 07/09/07 ()
Email Address: villyfree@yahoo.com
Entered From: dslb-088-076-200-072.pools.arcor-ip.net at 88.76.200.72

Message:
Mr Lawyerr You are one of these guys who are somehow connected with the Kabba government and his cronies and because of these connections you blindly write articles critiscising A fearless journalist like Philip Neville who is bent in exposing the deeds of the disgraced government of Kabba and his thieves.Only indecent Sierra leoneans like you would not sympathise with Phlip Neville.I do not belong to any Political Party in Sierra leone and I am not a tribalist!! Any patriotc and honest right thinking Sierra leonean regardless of party affiliation has the right to govern Sierra leone.


Subject: Reports of excessive use of power by AG and AIG
From: Med
To: All
Date Posted: 05:47:15 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
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Reports of excessive use of power by AG and AIG

‘The Attorney General was on the side of the government, and had opposed to the granting of bail on the grounds that if bail was granted to me I would flee the country’.
Reports of SLP boss abusing authority ‘Chris Charley has instructed that I should be placed in the darkest part of the cell and not be allowed to talk to anyone or used my phone to communicate even to my lawyers. I was like a leper after the orders from Chris Charley with no one coming close to me or even wanted to know about my state of health which I had earlier informed them about. In custody, there were different categories of suspects, rapists, fraudsters, you name them but interestingly they were treated like human beings and not the Journalist who has a case with the President. In less than two hours, I started perspiring heavily and my pressure mounting high. Seeing my condition in custody my co- suspects shouted “The journalist is dying, can’t you remove him from this air tight cell? They yelled, and went on, if anything happens to him some of us are going to give evidence against the police that he told you about his health condition but you refused saying that Chris Charley ordered you to put him into the darkest part of the cell.
http://standardtimespress.net/cgi-bin/artman/publish/article_1590.shtml

On Neville’s five-day detention, Sylvia Blyden wrote ‘Last week Saturday, AIG Chris Charley and AIG Tamba Gbekie both initially denied to Awareness Times that Neville was not in a cell’.
http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_20055886.shtml


No further comment………………………………..


Subject: Re: Reports of excessive use of power by AG and AIG
From: Crase Charley
To: All
Date Posted: 06:06:44 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
This Chris Charley is a shame to Njala University.Heard so many negative things about his lack of respect for human rights.Bohboh take tem, You get too mos bad name, Come judgement day there will be no hiding place.


Subject: Da boy fool! Look wae--. Are you thinking what I am thinking
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 02:00:25 07/07/07 ()
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"Maslow's hierarchy of needs
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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory in psychology that Abraham Maslow proposed in his 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation, which he subsequently extended to include his observations of humans' innate curiosity. His theory contended that as humans meet 'basic needs', they seek to satisfy successively 'higher needs' that occupy a set hierarchy. Maslow studied exemplary people such as Albert Einstein, Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frederick Douglass rather than mentally ill or neurotic people, writing that "the study of crippled, stunted, immature, and unhealthy specimens can yield only a cripple psychology and a cripple philosophy."[1] Maslow also studied one percent of the healthiest college student population. While Maslow's theory was regarded as an improvement over previous theories of personality and motivation, it had its detractors. For example, in their extensive review of research that is dependent on Maslow's theory, Wabha and Bridwell (1976) found little evidence for the ranking of needs that Maslow described, or even for the existence of a definite hierarchy at all.


This diagram shows Maslow's hierarchy of needs, represented as a pyramid with the more primitive needs at the bottom.Maslow's hierarchy of needs is often depicted as a pyramid consisting of five levels: the four lower levels are grouped together as deficiency needs associated with physiological needs, while the top level is termed growth needs associated with psychological needs. While deficiency needs must be met, growth needs are the need for personal growth. The basic concept is that the higher needs in this hierarchy only come into focus once all the needs that are lower down in the pyramid are mainly or entirely satisfied. Once an individual has moved past a level, those needs will no longer be prioritized. However, if a lower set of needs is continually unmet for an extended period of time, the individual will temporarily re-prioritize those needs - dropping down to that level until those lower needs are reasonably satisfied again. Innate growth forces constantly create upward movement in the hierarchy unless basic needs remain unmet indefinitely.
[edit] Deficiency needs
The deficiency needs (also termed 'D needs' by Maslow) are:


[edit] Physiological needs
The physiological needs of the organism, those enabling homeostasis, take first precedence. These consist mainly of:

the need to breathe
the need to drink water
the need for sleep
the need to regulate body temperature
the need to regulate homeostasis
the need to eat
the need to dispose of bodily wastes
the need for sexual activity
If some needs are not fulfilled, a human's physiological needs take the highest priority. Physiological needs can control thoughts and behaviours, and can cause people to feel sickness, pain, and discomfort.


[edit] Safety needs
When physiological needs are met, the need for safety will emerge. When one stage is fulfilled, a person naturally moves to the next. Safety and security rank above all other desires when pertaining to physiological needs. These include:

Physical security — safety from violence, delinquency, aggressions
Security of employment
Security of revenues and resources
Moral and physiological security
Family security
Security of health
Security of personal property against crime

[edit] Love/Belonging/Social needs
After physiological and safety needs are fulfilled, the third layer of human needs is social. The psychological aspect of Maslow's hierarchy. This involves emotionally-based relationships in general, such as:

friendship
sexual intimacy
having a supportive and communicative family
Humans need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, whether it comes from a large social group (such as clubs, office culture, religious groups, professional organizations, sports teams, gangs) or small social connections (family members, intimate partners, mentors, close colleagues, confidants). They need to love and be loved (sexually and non-sexually) by others. In the absence of these elements, many people become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety, and depression. This need for belonging can often overcome the physiological and security needs, depending on the strength of the peer pressure. e.g. an anorexic ignores the need to eat and the security of health for a feeling of belonging.


[edit] Esteem needs
According to Maslow, all humans have a need to be respected, to have self-respect, and to respect others. People need to engage themselves to gain recognition and have an activity or activities that give the person a sense of contribution, to feel accepted and self-valued, be it in a profession or hobby. Imbalances at this level can result in low self-esteem, inferiority complexes, an inflated sense of self-importance or snobbishness. There are two levels to Esteem needs. The lower of the levels relates to elements like fame, respect, and glory. The higher level is contingent to concepts like confidence, competence, and achievement. The lower level is generally considered less advanced and more external; it is dependent upon other people. Someone in this level needs to be reassured because of lower esteem. People with low esteem need respect from others. They may seek fame or glory, which again are dependent on others. However confidence, competence and achievement only need one person and everyone else is inconsequential to one's own success. It may be noted, however, that many people with low self-esteem will not be able to improve their view of themselves simply by receiving fame, respect, and glory externally, but must first accept themselves internally. Psychological imbalances such as depression can also prevent one from obtaining self-esteem on both levels."


Subject: Re: Da boy fool! Look wae--. Are you thinking what I am thinking
From: Special Cut
To: All
Date Posted: 05:09:17 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: gw1.dc.gov at 164.82.146.3

Message:
Bra Earnest,do not jump into hasty conclusions about NEC's sincereity. Noto all close way bos bos na lace.Watch for delay in delivery of voter materials in your stronghold on August 11.Watch the observers closely especially those from Nigeria. Make sure voting commences promptly. To say it all keep your eyes open from A to Z.


Subject: Re: Da boy fool! Look wae--. Are you thinking what I am thinking
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:13:48 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-197-104-25.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 71.197.104.25

Message:
O.K!


Subject: BRA ERNEST SAYS NEC IS DOING A VERY GOOD JOB????
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 00:40:38 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Ernest states:
“We are very satisfied with the process of nomination; it shows that NEC has displayed a great level of transparency”


But Ernest, I thought the NEC was just SLPP bootlickers bent on rigging the election (According to you a month or so ago)... Are you talking on all sides of your mouth?????
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Taken from AWOKO

After Nomination ... APC calls for change

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Thousands of All people’s Congress (APC) supporters defied the downpour to dance through the streets of Freetown celebrating the provisional nomination of their Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates for the August 2007 elections.
The happy crowd, danced from the National Electoral Commission (NEC) office housed at the Wellington industrial estate, a few kilometers out of Freetown to their party office in the east of Freetown.
The APC became the 5th party to fulfill nomination procedures set up by NEC for the 2007 elections.
After the normal filling and signing of forms, and paying the one million leones nomination fee, Ernest Koroma the Presidential candidate said “We are very satisfied with the process of nomination; it shows that NEC has displayed a great level of transparency”
He added that he hoped that transparency will continue until the Chief Commissioner, Dr Christiana Thorpe announce the winner of the 2007 elections.
Dr Thorpe before confirming the provisional nominations asked if Ernest Koroma wins how will his government involve civil society in governance.
Answering, the APC leader declared that there should be a ‘change’ of the concept of governance.
He assured that his party has gone through positive changes and with these changes they can effect the changes required in the country.
Ernest Koroma said that civil society has a role to play in governance but much has to be done to get civil society imbibe the roles they should play in the dynamics of governance, while stressing that no one has monopoly over governance.
“Change” is the bedrock and slogan for the APC Campaign and the Presidential Candidate overstressed it when answering to journalists who wanted to know what the party will do if they take over government.
Ernest Koroma promised Sierra Leoneans that they will principally restore the utilities (water and Electricity) before they embark on what he defined as “The APC Development Agenda”
He explained that this Agenda is to look into social service delivery –health, Education and welfare issues, then they will focus on the Economy ‘to turn it around.’
The APC flag bearer assured all that they will ensure a transparent, corrupt free government.
Yesterday also at the nominations for the first time was the APC running mate, Samuel Sam-Sumana who made his first public appearance testing the approval of the party faithfulls.
He was overwhelmingly hailed and party stalwarts who spoke with Awoko said that coming from Kono was a plus for the party and a good choice.


Subject: ERNEST K. PROMISES TO TAKE SA. LONE BACK TO THE OLD APC DAYS
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 23:54:05 07/06/07 ()
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APC Leader promises to take Sierra Leone Back to the Siaka Stevens & Momoh Days
By Juliet Ansumana
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The presidential candidate and flag bearer of the All People’s Congress (APC) party Honorable Ernest Bai Koroma has yesterday stated that if he wins the upcoming Presidential Elections, he will take Sierra Leone back to the days of the APC rule of 1967 to the early nineties.

Hon. Ernest Koroma was speaking shortly after he was officially nominated at a well attended and colourful ceremony held at the National Electoral Commission yesterday 4th July. Honorable Koroma assured Sierra Leoneans that as soon as he would become the President of Sierra Leone, within the first hundred days of his regime, he will rapidly provide employment for youths whom he described as future tomorrow leaders.

It was however when he was speaking about electricity that he informed that as soon as he takes over power, he will make sure every household in the country enjoy the kind of facilities that households used

to enjoy during the period between 1967 to the early 90s when the APC was overthrown by NPRC’s military junta.

Koroma strongly asserted that the country would go back to that period of APC Rule between 1967 and the early 90s. Speaking further, he stated that modalities would be put in place for a clean healthy environment whilst he informed that education would now be the right of every Sierra Leonean child. Ernest Koroma also promised his supporters that he would make Sierra Leone a corrupt-free State.

Koroma ended by saying how pleased he was with the performance of the National Electoral Commission so far.

"I am pleased with NEC’s process of nomination. It is nothing but transparency in action." Ernest noted.

For his part, the running mate for the All People’s Congress Party, Mr. Sam Samuel Sumana, when asked about the adherence of the code of election ethics by both the party and its supporters, noted that firstly he is well delighted with the nomination ceremony which sends a signal from NEC that the elections will be a free and fair election one. The running mate further declared that the APC was a violence-free party however he also stated that the APC was admonishing the youths to comport themselves.

After the nomination process, supporters of the party jubilated with their leader from the Wellington Headquarters of the NEC Offices in the East to the Central part of the city.

Earlier, Mr. Koroma was first nominated by the deputy leader Victor Chukuma Johnson which nomination was seconded by the National Treasurer of the Party, Mr. Sanie Sesay and which was further supported by the National Secretary General, Victor B. Foh.

Shortly after the nomination, in an exclusive interview with the National Secretary General of the Party, Victor B. Foh, he stated that with the confirmation of the two candidates, the APC was now "all set and ready" to "win the hearts of all Sierra Leoneans." According to Mr. Foh, the APC was going to remove the "corrupt and kleptomaniac" SLPP Party from power and install the APC in its stead.

"In the APC, we have zero tolerance for corruption." Victor Foh lustily waxed.


Subject: Re: ERNEST K. PROMISES TO TAKE SA. LONE BACK TO THE OLD APC DAYS
From: Santigie Koroma
To: All
Date Posted: 23:56:36 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

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"In the APC, we have zero tolerance for corruption." Victor Foh lustily waxed.


Hahahahahahahaha
Baby Toe Foh, Lef for lie through you teeth
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Ernest Koroma is smoking something: Tale us back to the days of Momoh????? What was so good under Momoh? Toeline for rice, and for basic commodities, suck air, bribery, put yah pull yah,
NEW APC = OLD APC


Subject: Re: ERNEST K. PROMISES TO TAKE SA. LONE BACK TO THE OLD APC DAYS
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 16:48:29 07/07/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
Alpha Saidu.You are getting out of hand.You have to voluntarily leaves the forum today or face the altimate consequencies.A word to a wise is quite sufficient.

Lunta


Subject: Re: ERNEST K. PROMISES TO TAKE SA. LONE BACK TO THE OLD APC DAYS
From: Rebel
To: All
Date Posted: 17:30:36 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Do not threaten anyone on this forum. The forum does not belong to you, your party, or your dad.

A word for a wise is more than quite sufficient.


Subject: Re: ERNEST K. PROMISES TO TAKE SA. LONE BACK TO THE OLD APC DAYS
From: FODAY MANSARY
To: All
Date Posted: 00:50:23 07/08/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: host-24-225-160-74.patmedia.net at 24.225.160.74

Message:
Let me see how much staminal you can show in this first round.I promise i am not trying to start any war.My advise is you control youself or I have no choice but to send only one message. I promise. you will be a decent man for the rest of your life.The buck stop here.This is the end of your rope.

Welcome to the real world.


Subject: Re: ERNEST K. PROMISES TO TAKE SA. LONE BACK TO THE OLD APC DAYS
From: Temne
To: All
Date Posted: 10:06:52 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Orh wan chai. Stop that APC raray-man bizness. You threat against someone posting on this forum is useless.
But again you are human and are entitled to blow steam.


Subject: Re: ERNEST K. PROMISES TO TAKE SA. LONE BACK TO THE OLD APC DAYS
From: ALPHA SAIDU BANGURA
To: All
Date Posted: 02:10:33 07/07/07 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: c-68-34-12-96.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.34.12.96

Message:
Santigie,It is true that if the APC wins(may God forbid)Ernest Koroma will surely follow the footsteps of his mentors:Siaka Stevens and S.I.Koroma.Which means that the country will surely go back to the days:
(1)When there was a complete break down in law and
order.
(2)Ernest will appoint ministers who will live at the
detriment of the whole country.
(3)Political opponents will be unlawfully detained.
(4)The fundamental rights of our citizens will be
unlawfully taken from them.
(5)He will become a dictator who will never respect the rule of law.
I am very happy to see and hear these words come out of Ernest Koroma's mouth because they justify what I told a lot of people a long time ago.
For a long time I have been telling people that if Ernest Koroma wins(God forbid),he will destroy our country the same way his unpatriotic God-father Siaka Stevens did.
It pains my heart when I remember that he lied to the Sierra Leonean public in the USA that he is running a new APC.


Subject: Re: ERNEST K. PROMISES TO TAKE SA. LONE BACK TO THE OLD APC DAYS
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 02:44:23 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-198-105.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.198.105

Message:
Compatriot, just understand that the arbitrary and prejudicial laws the cannot be applied today. We now live in a global village and the rest of our global partners are constantly watching. What ffects you there in Sierra Leone affects us - so we will not just watch leaders take on the people through improper activities. It will not be tolerated these days.


Subject: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 19:21:39 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Sierra-Leoneans are always concern who is a phd holder,a lawyer or md but they are not concern if the individual is fit or capable to lead.Kabbah and Berewa are not illiterates,they are educated but their leadership has retrogressed our nation to the stone age.Please pa alieu explain?
Strasse was a military fellow but he did well than the two old oaks(kabbah,berewa)Alieu Sesay when will you be able to read and comprehend?Alieu lef!NO TO ALLMAN NA D SLPP FOOL.NO VEXOH.I think a leader is born and not made and if you force yourself to be one,then anarchy and chaos will follow.Kabbah is brighter example.I know Hon.Earnest Koroma and Mr Sam Sumana have an hectic job ahead of them,but they will make it up and repair the damages done by the old crooks.


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: IDIOT
To: All
Date Posted: 11:00:21 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
There you go again with you dumb, stupid and incoherent post.
Ar know say you sef sef nor kin understand watin you write.

Advice for you! This is a place for big boys stop showing your stupidity.


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:07:38 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
You are a kamajor IDIOT.YOU na ahlaki man.Flesh eater,cannibal.We will get you soon.Stupid,dog.Go clean the white man toilet


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: Alieu Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 17:19:10 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Bo lef you usual cuss cuss.

The forumites are telling it as they see it.

Go back to school or rather get your GED and work from there. You are a disgrace to the APC party.


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: Falamarkata
To: All
Date Posted: 12:00:39 07/08/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
"Go back to school or rather get your GED and work from there"

Take your own advice, Edmund Koker.

You were the first person that was advised first before to go back to Form One and try, if you can, to work your way to retake the GCE O Level English you failed to pass.

And it shows anytine you write on this forum.


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: Scaf
To: All
Date Posted: 21:01:01 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Here we go again with this semi-illiterate fool, ohmuzay.


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: Teacher
To: All
Date Posted: 20:22:20 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

Message:
The way you write tells me that you really need some education. Did you finish secondary school?


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:11:05 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Did your KAMAJOR BROTHERS WENT TO SCHOOL?NO,THEY WENT TO THE SCHOOL OF CANNIBALS AND IDIOTS.YOU PRIMITIVE BUSH MEN.D BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT DON START FOR FALLA YOU.CANNIBAL


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 16:41:20 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
Musa wrote:
"Did your Kamajor Brothers Went to school"

Musa, "did" does not go with a verb in the past tense. The verb should be in the present tense. The question should read:
Did your Kamajor Brothers go to school?

Independent Man
Educated CDF Member


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:32:04 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
Independent man,I can teach your whole village,not only English but Mende as well.I know you are cleaning a toilet somewhere now but the blood of the innocent will still follow you.KAMAJOR-INDEPENDENT MAN.Can you read and write in your language?Are you proud of your language?Are you still a slave or freeman?


Subject: Re: KABBAH , BEREWA OWE LAW DEGREES BUT THEY ARE FAILURES-WHY?
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 17:40:45 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
I am a Kono Man, and I am pround of it!!!
I speak Kono, Kissi, Krio, and Mende very well. I also speak Temne and Fullah reasonably well.

I do not clean toilets, except the ones in my own house...

Independent Man
CDF Member


Subject: Sierra Leone Presidential Elections Debate 2007 UK
From: PAPABOY MEDIA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:17 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: info@papaboy.co.uk
Entered From: 5ac87ef9.bb.sky.com at 90.200.126.249

Message:
With little over a month to the general elections in Sierra Leone, a consortium of Sierra Leonean and other African Diaspora organisations have come together to host the first ever presidential elections debate among the three main party leaders contending for presidency in the forthcoming elections on 11th August 2007.

Solomon Berewa, Ernest Kororma and Charles Margai will be addressing questions on their plans for the future development of Sierra Leone on Friday, 20th July London, via live video link. Please visit the website for more information.
( www.slelectionsdebate.co.uk )

The debate seeks to create a platform for Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora to engage constructively in the electoral and political processes of their country. Register now to secure your place and to propose a question to the presidential candidates.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Presidential Elections Debate 2007 UK
From: Med
To: All
Date Posted: 18:35:03 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.114.66.82

Message:
You have our support!!!!! all the yap yap de can don…..on the other hand, how did Tejan Kabba [talking about democratic governance] assessed those that were serving the people of Sierra Leone under his over-decade leadership, to the knowledge of the general public, if they were ever evaluated, pl help me out, if any idea.
Despite the good advantages of long term development planning in bigger nations, [which has mostly failed in Salone]our leaders or president to be should embark on short, very short term plans, maximum four years [it falls within their mandate]
I would appreciate if the candidates could explain how they intend to improve the lives and social conditions of the people, see few related questions on basic necessities :-
i. electricity supply [24 hrs]
ii. potable water [regular]
iii. good roads networks [asphalted nationwide]
iv. press freedom/encourage other means of information sharing nationwide [televisions/community radios]
v. wages and conditions of services
vi. transportation [overloading]


Subject: AT INDEPENDENCE
From: KAINDEH
To: All
Date Posted: 12:46:04 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-107-1.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.107.1

Message:
When the British handed over at independence salone had surplus reserves in the bank, light, and running water.What happened next..........................? Did SLPP start the decline?


Subject: Which type of leader do we need in Sa Leone
From: Ayiku Lans Momoh Danga
To: All
Date Posted: 12:08:01 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: lansdanga26@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 155.201.35.50

Message:
It is so dishearting when any patriotic Sierra Leonean reflects back on the distance our belove nation has travelled (and still travelling( in anquish.
To fast forward, leadership is God-given, yet some are trained to be leaders. In my candid opinion, the kind of leader we need today is a God-fearing person, and one that is ready to aggressively deal with the menace of corruption, and 'me man or me bra, me tribe' syndrome in our land. We, as a nation, need a business-minded individual who will calvanize the good use of our nations resources.
If public opinion is to be relied upon, I believe our Land needs a leadership/Party/System change. We need someone with a new vision; someone that would be willing to direct the governing of our land without the strong influence of the 'CABALS' but rather accountable to the people and having the people at heart.
My experince in Business, both as a graduate Business student and Practitioner has thought me that managing people/organization is one of the most difficult and paramount aspects in leadership and must be the quality of every leader. With that fact in mind, let the readers read between the lines as we all hope for a brighter Sierra Leone.
God bless our beloved nation.


Subject: CONGRATULATIONS, ERNEST MASON
From: ERNEST MASON'S PEOPLE
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:47 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.24.31.125

Message:
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: Re: CONGRATULATIONS, ERNEST MASON
From: MOIJUE
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:51 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-159-176-50.range81-159.btcentralplus.com at 81.159.176.50

Message:
Congrats Ayo


Subject: Cocorioko and the Justin Musa Insider story
From: Nasultan
To: All
Date Posted: 11:19:28 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: nasultan@yahoo.com
Entered From: 216-111-14-77.dia.static.qwest.net at 216.111.14.77

Message:
I am still waiting for the posting of the second part of Justin Musa's article. It is almost three weeks since you mentioned it will be posted the next day. This story interests me more than any other story you have published. I believe others will like to hear it too.


Subject: Re: Cocorioko and the Justin Musa Insider story
From: Kabs kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 11:23:42 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ad10.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.204

Message:
please be patient.Technical problems. We will bring you the second part .


Subject: Re: Cocorioko and the Justin Musa Insider story
From: WHY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:57 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
You dont have to force Kabs to do anything. Kabs,nor allow dat.


Subject: SUMANA SAM FACE
From: 355
To: All
Date Posted: 11:19:13 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-216-226-231-134.wdb.ses-americom.net at 216.226.231.134

Message:
POOM POOM POOM FACE OF ERNEST KOROMA'S RUNNING MATE SAYS A LOT

THE MAN LOOKS LIKE A FOOL

AWARENESS TIMES TRIED TO MAKE HIM LOOK CIVILISED BY PREENTING HIM IN A COAT AND NECKTIE AND WITH A REASONABLY INTELLIGENT LOOK BUT THAT COLOURED PHOTO ON COCORIOKO WITH ERNEST'S TORN RED SHIRT IS THE REAL SUMANA SAM. A FOOL FOOL FOOL

POOM POOM POOM.


Subject: Re: SUMANA SAM FACE
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 11:29:06 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
TORN RED SHIRT? watin you mean? Cherr cherr closse?


Subject: Re: SUMANA SAM FACE
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:44:31 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
BO OONA SEF,OONNA SO BLIND DAT OONA NOR ABLE FOR SEE WATIN D LEADER WER. RED EN WHITE POCKET.


Subject: Re: SUMANA SAM FACE
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 11:49:59 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
BFHWY Lef nor....

Look da pocket fine. e lek lek cherr pocket.. or buss pocket....hehehehee


Subject: Re: SUMANA SAM FACE
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 11:59:46 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
AR SWEA TO ME UNCLE EH BIER BIER AR GO LENT YOU ME GLASSES,BECOS U NOR REALLY DAE SEE FINE.LOOK EGAIN FINE FINE,BECOS U KNOW SAY OONNA GET NAR SICKNESS WAE DEN CALL BLINDNESS.EVEN PEKIN DEM WAE DAE NAR BLIND SCHOOL GO FEEL D CLOS EN KNOW SAY NO TO CHER CHER CLOS.


Subject: Re: SUMANA SAM FACE
From: Alieu Imam Bahr
To: All
Date Posted: 11:02:55 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-75-66-114-24.hsd1.tn.comcast.net at 75.66.114.24

Message:
Me sef see watin EDITOR see. You man werr cherr cherr close. How we nor for comment on that?
Sweh to something else. You uncle probably nar the one way no-one nor wan see nar de family.


Subject: Making History - Konos should wakeup!!!!
From: Med
To: All
Date Posted: 09:54:53 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.114.74.98

Message:
Kono District, I mean the clan has never experienced the financial benefits of its natural resources, sounds like another Nigerian oil rich Niger Delta region disaster. Kono is one of the most backward districts in Sierra Leone [in contrast with contribution to international recognition and national development of SL]. The problem from my perspective is the lack of a firm political representative at decision making levels????.

I personally applaud the appointment of a Kono man as a running mate [sounds historical], irrespective of party, afterwards recent developments has taught us that all political parties ‘nar de same soup’, members of the SLPP were the most unassuming breed of people until POWER came under the Kabba leadership! No bush shaking, don’t dare try us!!!

Several former parliamentarian of our beloved party were woefully defeated in what was supposed to have been their constituencies, what is good about that, our people are aware of the principles of political representation, despite the wealth they [former MP] have acquired coupled with keeping them [constituents] uninformed, I think the decision of choice is commendable.

In conclusion, I want to congratulate the APC leadership for such a brilliant decision of choice, making his profile, outstanding contribution to the world at large public. Finally, its time for Konos to rise and stop the exploitation, take advantage of your brother’s leadership position and liberate your diamond rich land [God bless you people, one of the most humbled tribe in SL]


Subject: KANU DO YOU HAVE ANY HOPE FOR SUMANA ?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 10:19:11 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-36-239.dynamic.mts.net at 209.202.36.239

Message:
Sorry but i need your comment on sumana.Ha ha


Subject: HOPE PAN DIEMAN SHOE
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 10:16:58 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-36-239.dynamic.mts.net at 209.202.36.239

Message:
Sumana will not be the one for kono to realise that benefit.Mr. Jalloh who made Earnest to get money from APC America would have been better.


Subject: Re: HOPE PAN DIEMAN SHOE
From: THAVARISH
To: All
Date Posted: 11:35:01 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
Are you of any benefit to your people? What have you done for your village since you came to the so call first world?

"Mr. Jalloh who made Earnest to get money from APC America would have been better"

Do you have any prove to your claim? If yes,post it otherwise leave the field for the BIG BOYS.


Subject: Re: HOPE PAN DIEMAN SHOE
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 13:10:21 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-36-239.dynamic.mts.net at 209.202.36.239

Message:
I know who is sending this post and will never answer him whatever he says.Sorry.


Subject: Re: HOPE PAN DIEMAN SHOE
From: Wajus
To: All
Date Posted: 23:20:29 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: bill.hhnt.org.uk at 194.32.41.11

Message:
Take that


Subject: Re: Making History - Konos should wakeup!!!!
From: Kunta Kinte
To: All
Date Posted: 10:16:18 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
The Kono people woke up 2 elections ago when they started voting for the SLPP wuteteh.
They woke up when they realized that the APC was no good.
They woke up when they realized that the APC brought war on them, that devastated their home more than anyother place in Sa Lone
They woke up when they realized that the APC turned their district into a Killing field, by not protecting it against the RUF
Sumana oh, nor Sumana oh, the Kono people will vote Berewa and Momodu into State House


Subject: Re: Making History - Konos should wakeup!!!!
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 10:11:39 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
But Konos held prominent position in Shaki's and Momoh's government. They did absolutely nothing for their district, except to leave their wives and chase younger women, conive with the lebanese to rape the district, and enrich themselves at the expense of their own people.
Despite all the prominent Konos who have served in past APC regimes, Kono remains the only district without a teachers College, or anyother major academic institution....go figure!
Before you begin to call me a tribalist, note that I am Kono, so I know what I am talking about.....


Subject: Re: Making History - Konos should wakeup!!!!
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 09:25:36 07/07/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-71-131-134-214.dsl.sntc01.pacbell.net at 71.131.134.214

Message:
note that I am Kono

Well I ll say!!!! ROTFLMMFAO


Subject: Re: Making History - Konos should wakeup!!!!
From: Kono Detector
To: All
Date Posted: 10:20:30 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-67-48-13.nycap.res.rr.com at 74.67.48.13

Message:
Districts with no teachers college/technical institution
Moyamba
Pujehun
Kailahun
Kono,
Magburaka
Koinadugu

SO lef for lie you nor to Kono man


Subject: Re: Making History - Konos should wakeup!!!!
From: SLPP
To: All
Date Posted: 13:20:06 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Di man nor to Kono, nartin. Nar lie Mende skaff.


Subject: Re: Making History - Konos should wakeup!!!!
From: Independent Man
To: All
Date Posted: 10:25:15 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

Message:
But my friend, Kono is a more prominent district than the others you mention. We have natural resources and are supposedly "richer" than the others.....
Now you get my point????


Subject: Re: Making History - Konos should wakeup!!!!
From: Point
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:16 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
The only pint one I get from you is that you are blind SLPP supporter with no sense.


Subject: Re: Making History - Konos should wakeup!!!!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:04:40 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-197-104-25.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 71.197.104.25

Message:
Greetings my bropthers and sisters. Kunta Kinte do you actually know the history of Sierra Leone's rebel war? If I can recall, the idea started since the Ndogbo Wusu era but not a single Sierra Leonean was hurt by that movement. In fact, no single gunshots were fired nor matched swung at any Sierra Leonean. It was coiled appropriately.
Momoh came to power in 1985. The actual rebel war started in 1991. Momoh was toppled in 1992 by few soldiers. He flee out of Sierra Leone so as to prevent blood letting. No Sierra Leonean with the exception of one officer was killed during that takeover. In most coup de tats, it is resistance set forth by the sitting government that creates the avenue for killings to occur. But Momoh refused based on the fact that he placed the interest and lives of the people of Sierra Leone first, before his personal interest.
At this time and prior to it, Kono and the entire Sierra Leone was normal. In fact, I went to Kono in January of 1991 to bid farewell to my sister who resided in Kono in all of my childhood to part of my adulthood; pay farewell to her husband and family for my travel to the United States. I went to night clubs and other places. Kono was as peaceful as your living room. I departed Sierra Leone for the United States on 29th February 1991.
Therefore, how could the A.P.C. have saved the Kono people while they, the A.P.C. were no longer in power will need some explanation. Most of the A.P.C. stalwarts were ordered by the military who took over to vacate the country and were therefore in exile while the war started. But they were involved in the effort to Broker peace between the various governments and the rebels though they had been husked out of power unconstitutionally. It is amazing to see a remarkable transformation though the A.P.C. was perceived or blamed for radicalism by their detractors yet, to me, they manifested that as humans, they can change ideologically, by the simple fact that though the entire military was under Momoh's command and we all know how at that time the army was loyal to him for fact that he had been one of them for many years and had encouraged discipline in the military and for seeking their concerns. Therefore, they could have easily overthrown Strasser and his men but instead he, Momoh, decided not to. He avoided it to prevent the killing of ordinary civilians.
When did Sierra Leoneans loose lives in their thousand ever in the A.P.C. era?
I just believe that we should encourage all aspirants to think of their duties to the people of Sierra Leone first, now that they are aspiring to lead the country. We should not base appointments such as this on tribal or sectional philosophy because a President and his vice should serve the people of Sierra Leone not a single section.
At the end of the day, their collective efforts and judicious leadership is what will go to serve Sierra Leone.


Subject: Sia Tiyaam, Momodu Koroma & The Tonkolili Factor
From: Fenthi
To: All
Date Posted: 09:40:15 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: Fenthi@hotmail.com
Entered From: cache-frr-ae04.proxy.aol.com at 195.93.60.132

Message:
As a citizen of Tonkolili I will like to inform Sia that Mr.Momodu Koroma is unknown in Yoni and is seen there as a stranger. I could confirm this myself when I visited mile 91 and Yonibana recently.The People of Tonkolili even feel offended that attemps are made to fool them with this issue.If you want to apease the People with a presidential running mate why did`t the SLPP decide on Dr.Alfred Bobson Sesay? He has worked so much for the Party over these years- this you very well Know. Momodu Koroma`s only advantage over Bobson is the fact that he is a Mende Man born by a Temne from Yoni. Bobson cannot Speak the Mende language, which is the most important precondition for the Position of either Head or Deputy in the SLPP. This started after the death of Sir Milton Margai,when Albert Margai and others set about to mendelize the SLPP. This trick played well, when 1996 the SLPP presented a mende man by the name of Alhaji Tejan Kabba born by a madingo man,to successfully fool the Madingos in believing that they`ve got a Head of State.
This polytricking to maintain tribal hegemony will surely backfire this time. Momodu Koroma`s choice for presidential running mate to Pa Berewa is a very serious mistake for which the SLPP will pay a very heavy price. This has been an APC wish all along.


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaam, Momodu Koroma & The Tonkolili Factor
From: True
To: All
Date Posted: 10:29:15 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Yoni people are some of the most educated in Tonkolili and the north.They laugh when Momodu comes along with his nonsense but they are getting annoyed over this farce bit by bit. Momodu is a true Mende man and a wunde man. He was a member of the war council that gave instructions to Hinga Norman and the Kamajors during the war. Momodu is a kamajor. Imagine! A kamajor is claiming to be a Yoni man. What an insult.


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaam, Momodu Koroma & The Tonkolili Factor
From: Gbanabom Detector
To: All
Date Posted: 10:35:05 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
Hey Gibril Gbanabom koroma, wassup? Bo blow pan this Yoni bizness now. And thi is coming from the editor of an "independent" newspaper.


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaam, Momodu Koroma & The Tonkolili Factor
From: True
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:39 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Who is Gbanabom? Elvis Gbanabom Hallowell? I am not Elvis or any Gbanabom.


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaam, Momodu Koroma & The Tonkolili Factor
From: Gbanabom
To: All
Date Posted: 11:40:05 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: Pkamara@melwood.org
Entered From: annex.melwood.com at 68.163.81.34

Message:
Hay guys , this another Gbanabom from Yoni . Yoni is a true APC land . There is no doubt about it . Let us don't beat about the bush .


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaam, Momodu Koroma & The Tonkolili Factor
From: Gbanabom Detector
To: All
Date Posted: 11:22:23 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
Yes, you are Gibril Gbanabom Koroma. Ah faint pan you.


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaam, Momodu Koroma & The Tonkolili Factor
From: True
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:59 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I give up. You can never be convinced.


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaam, Momodu Koroma & The Tonkolili Factor
From: Gbanabom Detector
To: All
Date Posted: 11:35:50 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
Becase you are Gibril Gbanabom Koroma. Give up all you want.


Subject: Re: Sia Tiyaam, Momodu Koroma & The Tonkolili Factor
From: ADVICE
To: All
Date Posted: 10:54:39 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Kamajors from the north....yete yete, Manso Dumbuya, CPO SSD Dumbuya, so watin you wan talk?

Bo lef we yah..


Subject: WHY A DISCLAIMER ON ALPHA SAIDU JALLOH'S ARTICLE"
From: Sylvester Johnny
To: All
Date Posted: 08:27:14 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-67-187-217-37.hsd1.ca.comcast.net at 67.187.217.37

Message:
Rev Kanu and Co,
Why do you have a disclaimer at the end of Alpha's article titled " ERNEST KOROMA WILLFULLY LIED TO ALHAJI ABU BAKARR JALLOH" There is no disclaimer at the end of any of the other political articles.Is this an indication of your neutarlity?.Just curious.

Cheers,
Sylvester


Subject: Re: WHY A DISCLAIMER ON ALPHA SAIDU JALLOH'S ARTICLE"
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:02 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-rtc-ae10.proxy.aol.com at 152.163.101.14

Message:
Bo lef for lie, bo. There is a disclaimer to the first article on traitors written against Berewa. We are fair to everyone.


Subject: Re: WHY A DISCLAIMER ON ALPHA SAIDU JALLOH'S ARTICLE"
From: BUFORD HWY
To: All
Date Posted: 09:04:31 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:

"There is no disclaimer at the end of any of the other political articles.Is this an indication of your neutarlity?.Just curious."

Looking at the source tells you that one has to be very careful.Alpha saidu was never a reliable human being,so Kabbs has to secure his paper's crebility.


Subject: IS E.T. KAMARA AWAKE TO GIVE US A VIEW ABOUT THIS SELECTION
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 08:45:16 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-36-239.dynamic.mts.net at 209.202.36.239

Message:
Is Pa kamara still strong in the old and new APC?Remember your kids will never be norhterners since there mom is mende.


Subject: Re: IS E.T. KAMARA AWAKE TO GIVE US A VIEW ABOUT THIS SELECTION
From: THAVARISH
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Date Posted: 09:08:36 07/06/07 ()
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"Remember your kids will never be norhterners since there mom is mende"

FOOL MAN. WHO DAT EH LAST NAME WAY U GET?


Subject: Re: IS E.T. KAMARA AWAKE TO GIVE US A VIEW ABOUT THIS SELECTION
From: SURNAME
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Date Posted: 15:27:50 07/06/07 ()
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"FOOL MAN. WHO DAT EH LAST NAME WAY U GET?"


NAR ME ASHAWO WAE AR GO BRING FROM NAGO LAND ENTI YOU KNOW SAE AR NOR ABLE PULL GYAL NAR OYEIBO LAND HE HE HEEEEEE

Now you watch him start his mammy cus but am ready for this BUFF BUFF idiot.


Subject: WHEN SIERRA-LEONE WILL EVER HOST THE AFRICAN NATION'S CUP?
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 06:37:43 07/06/07 ()
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Compatriots,even Mali has succeeded in hosting the game.Hosting the African nation's cup will benefit the host country in many ways.Tourism will enhance,infrastructure upgraded,promoting the image the country to the outside world,and many other pros.A country such as ours,not well known on the international stage as a place suitable for entertainment and leisure,the game should have an ideal opportunity.The only time Sierra-Leone was represented in the nation's cup was the time of the NPRC.The slpp in their tenure of office,was busy begging for donors to subsidize the budget and eventually it became a begging party and Sierra-Leone a dependent state on rations from the outside world.What a shame.This is the only party that lead our country to be a begger state.Yet the people could not benefit from the funds allocated to the nation.The Libya rice saga is still a misery.Sierra-Leone will soon get back on its feet and return to its once symbol as the basket bread of the region under the leadership of Hon.Earnest Bai Koroma and Sam Sumana.


Subject: GOOD ABOUT MOMODU AND PRINCE HARDEN
From: krio boy
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Date Posted: 08:36:54 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: krioboy@yahoo.com
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Momodu & Prince left the country only to study and go back to help.So you see how great people are created?
We have a lot of PHD,S at cocorioko who will never go back unless through politics.Some left the country because a better political party like SLPP took over the country that belives in Democracy.


Subject: THANKS AND GOD BLESS TO ALL WHO LIKES SLPP OR NOT
From: okdok
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Date Posted: 08:27:36 07/06/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
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Berewa has shown the world who is .Can anyone really tell me if there is anything FISHY in choosing MOMODU KOROMA like the choice of SUMANA of APC for KONO VOTES ? Please no abuse from anyone.


Subject: Re: WHEN SIERRA-LEONE WILL EVER HOST THE AFRICAN NATION'S CUP?
From: BB
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Date Posted: 08:06:49 07/06/07 ()
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That can only happen when APC is in Power that means we can start thinking of building infrastructure that will allow us to host the Africa Nations Cup. At present our nation depends on others, how can we host people that we depend on????. Do me a favor and vote APC August 11. Your dreams will come through Sierra Leone can start thinking of hosting events.

‘GET RID OF BEGGERS’ Will be the slogan on AUGUST 11, all around poll stations.


Subject: Sierra Leone’s Economic Growth Has Been Negative Since Post
From: Kadie Sesay
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Date Posted: 23:46:23 07/05/07 ()
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Sierra Leone’s growth prospects looked encouraging at independence in 1961. The country had a renowned educational system; a rich and diversified natural resource base comprising diamonds and other minerals; abundant agricultural and marine resources; tourist attractions; and a seemingly stable democracy. However, as statistics show, Sierra Leone’s post-independence economic growth performance has been dismal. Real GDP per capita growth averaged –1% for 1961-97 compared with 0.9% for Sub-Saharan Africa. Like SSA the country experienced moderate growth in the 1960s up to the early 1970s: 2.5% for 1961-70, falling to 0.06% for 1971-79, before turning negative in 1980-90: -0.9%. Unlike SSA where growth recovered in the mid 1990s, Sierra Leone’s growth in the 1990s deteriorated further to –8% for 1991-97 during the civil war.

Why has Sierra Leone’s post-independence growth been negative? What were the main drivers of the 2.5% growth in the 1960s and the subsequent decline? Is growth performance attributable to policy choices or exogenous factors? What led to state collapse and civil war in the 1990s? And will Sierra Leone grow again? The above questions are answered by looking at the development efforts of the country over the almost five decades of independence The article forces here is mainly on the role of principal markets-labour, capital, primary commodities and diamonds-in the growth process.

Sierra Leone is a paradigmatic case of a resource-rich country afflicted with growth collapse and civil conflict. Sierra Leone is truly a striking case of growth failure in Africa. At independence Sierra Leone’s substantial growth opportunities included a rich endowment of diamonds and other minerals, rich marine resources, a developed educational system boasting the first university in Sub-Saharan Africa, and a seemingly stable political system. However, Sierra Leone ended the 20th century a growth tragedy. Per capita GDP growth for 1961-2000 averaged -1.2% per annum, compared with about 1% for Sub-Saharan Africa. Per capita GDP in constant 1995 dollars nearly halved between 1961 and 2000, from US$260 to US$150 (Figure 1). Worse still, civil war raged from 1991 to 2001 with disastrous consequences on development infrastructure and other growth-aiding-assets and policy formulation

The article attributes the Sierra Leone’s deteriorating growth performance from the early 1970s to the following:

· adverse terms of trade shocks, especially in the 1970s when the first and second oil price shocks led to huge import bill, which was over and above the decline export revenue from primary products

· a diamond curse luring labour and investment from agriculture and manufacturing to the diamond mining areas, which breed informal economic activity and fostered crime, violence and ultimately the civil conflict

· ethno-regional divisions facilitating the emergence of poor political leadership and growth hostile economic policy

· Urban-biased policy inimical to growth.

· Unstable, or rather unfocused political leadership

These factors induced economic and political collapse and ultimately, in conjunction with external instigation, unleashed civil war from 1991-2001 which in turn aggravated the negative growth.

Rural households

Rural households comprised about 80% of the population of Sierra Leone, living in traditional societies where land is the abundant gift of nature but generally infertile due to over-farming. Although 75% of Sierra Leone’s geographical area was arable, 80% of this was uplands of relatively low soil fertility and the remainder fertile lowlands. For the uplands, natural fertility was low due to low pH, organic matter content, and caption exchange capacity. Water holding capacity was also low due to the generally coarse nature of the topsoil and the result of centuries of weathering from high rainfall Fertilizer use was rare. A monsoonal climate with six months of dry season (and six months of rain) during which many streams and rivers ceased to flow, constrained irrigated agriculture, as there were few suitable locat1ons for large storage reservoirs along any of the rivers.

Rural households in the past faced a very risky environment due to high disease prevalence and absence of modern health facilities leading to low life expectancy of 32 years; unpredictable climate; rudimentary or state-controlled markets; and price volatility for marketed produce. Transactions costs were high due to high transport costs; lack of financial markets, modern technology and infrastructure; and low population density.

Adaptation to the high-risk, high-cost environment resulted in a low production equilibrium trap. Rudimentary markets and low technology gave rise to subsistence small-scale farming, limiting output. Farm size averaged one to two hectares of land per family, the size of holding which could be handled using hoes, knives and axes, the main farming equipments. A small proportion of rural households produced export crops such as cocoa, coffee and palm kernels in suitable areas of the country.

Absence of credit markets in a high-risk environment forced consumption-smoothing through accumulation of food grains and livestock, the main assets, resulting in large losses due to poor storage facilities for food grains, and animal disease morbidity. The result was widespread poverty and low savings.

Low soil fertility led to shifting cultivation-cultivating land for one to three years and subsequently leaving it to lie fallow for years to recovery fertility. Farm yields decreased by estimates of over 40% as population pressure forced a decline in fallow periods from over 20 years at the beginning of the 20th century to seven years by the 1960s. This was compounded by lack of extension services to disseminate more efficient farming techniques, and low fertilizer use. Moreover, shifting cultivation necessitated clearing of new forest land every one to three years; and burning it to restore carbonates, phosphates and silicates of the captions (Nye and Greenland 1960), sometimes leading to deforestation and erosion, and considerable time spent on bush-clearing and burning. It was also estimated that a third of total farm work time was devoted to clearing operations among farmer.

Crop and activity diversification reduced risks. Some 95% of farmers produced rice, over 70 other crops, raised livestock, and engaged in non-farm activities. Mixed cropping prevented erosion and leaching of cultivated land by providing a green cover to the land throughout the crop season as the crops mature at different times. However, diversification reduced growth by precluding economies of scale and specialization, while time was wasted moving across activities. Furthermore multiple cropping as a response to risk implies that the household engages in activities even if they offer only low returns as long as they are safe or have risks uncorrelated with other activities; while reducing the household’s scope for learning by doing (Collier and Gunning 1999b). Indeed, farmers in Sierra Leone planted cassava on previously cropped land without any intention of harvesting it unless in the event of failure of other crops.

Land Tenure System

Collective ownership of land - a risk-sharing strategy – ubiquitous in rural Sierra Leone precludes sale or individual ownership of land. Family and communal land ownership are the two main categories of ownership patterns. An outsider can only obtain land with the consent of the proprietary family or community. Sometimes sharecropping is practiced. Both ownership systems recognize individual rights to economic tree crops by the planter. Consequently in some regions outsiders are not allowed to grow tree crops, for fear that they would claim the land. Critics contend that the above land tenure system constrains agriculture for the following reasons

· Land cannot be used as collateral for credit since individual ownership is precluded.

· Potential investors would fear that after developing the land, it would be taken from them.

· Restrictions on land use inhibit outside investment e.g. in some areas outsiders cannot plant tree crops.

Regarding first bullet point above, the major binding constraint to rural credit in the 1960s was the dearth of financial institutions catering to the rural areas. As land was still relatively abundant the introduction of marketable individual ownership rights would probably have resulted in low prices and land illiquidity. Thus it is doubtful whether in the short run this would have significantly facilitated the use of land as collateral for credit and thereby increased agricultural investment.

The second and third points are valid for regions where outsiders are not allowed to plant tree crops or are sometimes made to give up land under cultivation previously released to them. Some other regions allow outsiders to cultivate tree crops and permit them indefinite and unrestricted access to the land under cultivation. However, uncultivated land could be reclaimed. Some fear that rural land titling and sale would displace and further impoverish already poor rural communities. One way or the other, rural land tenure remains a very sensitive issue which often discourages any debate, let alone reform.

Not all the adaptations induced the low production equilibrium trap. The formation of cooperative societies and rice marketing societies, numbering up to 700 in the 1960s, built social capital, and permitted large-scale agriculture and risk pooling. They reduced moral hazard problems emanating from information asymmetry as membership was often community-based and therefore information was almost complete. Furthermore, they reduced acute problems of access to credit by permitting pooling of resources and tapping on credit guarantee schemes which were available only for organized groups. They also boosted agricultural production by reducing transactions costs in rice marketing.

Rather than adapt, rural households sometimes emigrated. During the “diamond rush” of the 1950’s 50000 to 100000 people - some 10% of the farm labour force - migrated to diamond-mining areas; others migrated to urban areas. This resulted in rural labour shortages especially during peak seasons, reducing farm output; while increasing violence and criminality in diamond-mining and urban areas, a factor that contributed to the subsequent civil war.

Manufacturing firms

Sierra Leone’s manufacturing sector has always been small, accounting for 6% of GDP in the 1960s. Manufacturing establishments employing 6-50 workers, mainly foreign owned and managed, and operating in the formal sector, accounted for 40% of total manufacturing output units operating mainly in the informal sector and employing less than 6 workers accounted for the remaining 60%. In the 1960s the environment for manufacturing was risky and inauspicious. A national population of only 2.3 million and low per capita income of less than 150 US dollars (at domestic prices) produced a small market. Rudimentary financial markets constrained capital accumulation and risk-insurance.

The foreign-owned commercial banks favoured foreigners and the more profitable and less risky mining and trade in loan allocat1on. The locat1on of commercial banks and the courts in urban areas aggravated loan default risks for rural-based small and medium enterprises, constraining their access to formal sector credit. Informal sector credit was short term, usually less than three months, reducing its scope for generating investment funds. While deficient everywhere, infrastructure was worse in the rural areas which lacked electricity, telecommunication facilities, pipe-borne water supply or good roads. Also skilled personnel were scarce. An elitist educational system provided mostly academic rather than technical training for the 5-10% of the population that was literate.

High Tariffs

After independence in 1961 the government embarked on an ambitious import substitution industrialization programme, the prevailing development paradigm. It offered generous incentives to local and foreign investors- tax holidays; duty free imports of equipment and raw materials; repatriation of capital and dividends in foreign currency, tariffs on import substitutes, and the Wellington Industrial Estate in Freetown equipped with infrastructure. These measures in conjunction with active government participation resulted in the establishment in Freetown of some large manufacturing enterprises. However, many were inherently inefficient with a large import content and weak indigenous technological capability. Those that were state-owned faced problems of political interference. By the mid 1960s some enterprises were experiencing serious financial difficulties and depended on government subsidies to survive.

Prospects

After ten years of brutal civil war, Sierra Leone faces enormous risks and challenges. The war has exacerbated already high levels of poverty. The diamond curse is still to be revised. The educational system remains largely inappropriate to development needs.

Sierra Leone however, could grow again. Peace holds since 2001. Well managed, the country’s rich natural resources could catalyze growth and help to reduce poverty substantially. Large-scale, corporate exploitation offers the best prospects for capturing much of the rents for the state. Given its prehistoric role in the economy, accounting for over 90% of income and employment, private sector development is key to rekindling growth and alleviating power. However, foreign dominance of economic activity warrants encouraging greater indigenous participation


Subject: What Sierra Leoneans Feel About the Appointment of Momodu Ko
From: Teddy Foday-Musa
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Date Posted: 23:40:54 07/05/07 ()
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The appointment of Mr. Momodu Koroma as the SLPP running Mate has revealed the following things not only about the SLPP, but also about the administrative credibility of Solomon Berewa, and the manipulative back-seat role of Tejan Kabbah. Talking to most Sierra Leoneans including SLPP stalwarts, I was able to gather the following from them. This is how they feel about the appointment of Momodu Koroma as the SLPP ruining mate for the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections on the 11 August 2007.

That Tejan Kabbah has again succeeded for the second time after the SLPP Makeni convention, in forcing down the throat of party members another man of his own choice in the person of Momodu Koroma. They are not oblivious to the fact that Momodu Koroma is the blue-eye boy of Tejan Kabbah. This has left most of them wondering as to who is the most powerful...SLPP or Tejan Kabbah?

That Berewa has not been able to display his ability in making such an important political decision which is related not only to the survival of the party, but also the country. It is their belief that the process has been influenced by Tejan Kabbah. According to them, this was an opportunity for Berewa to prove himself ready for a Herculean task of administering the country ahead of him.

That the democratic values for which the SLPP was renowned has now become a manipulative tool in the hands of a selected few. On Leonenet, some one made mockery to the SLPP slogan “One Country One People”, as “One Country Two People”-(Berewa and Momodu Koroma). They are disappointed that their party has been held hostage by a few.

That the appointment of Momodu Koroma, is yet to fulfil the condition of a Northern Running mate as proposed by the SLPP. Some of them are not convinced that Momodu Koroma is a full fledge Northerner. According to them, Momodu Koroma is from Telu/Jaiama Bongor, an amalgamated chiefdom in the Bo district. His father a Northerner, resettled in the chiefdom, and married a Mende woman, who gave birth to Momodu Koroma. Their argument is that, Momodu Koroma is more of a Southerner, than a Northerner.

However, I wish to congratulate Mr. Momodu Koroma upon is appointment. I wish him the best of luck.


Subject: Re: What Sierra Leoneans Feel About the Appointment of Momodu Ko
From: Independent Man
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Date Posted: 23:56:24 07/05/07 ()
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Message:
Really?
SLPP Stalwarts are dissapointed in the choice?????
Interesting.....

You folks in the PMDC & APC are dissapointed because the choice of Momodu did not cause any uproar. E LEF PAN OONAR....


Subject: Celebrating our african existence
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 23:06:32 07/05/07 ()
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Radio Poyo


Subject: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: Brima Keita
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Date Posted: 19:11:43 07/05/07 ()
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Who holds a better position in society? The son of a Town Chief or a sitting Minister of Foreign Affairs? Sam Sumana from Yomandu in the Sandor chiefdom, Kono District, is the son of the late town chief of Yomandu whereas Momodu Koroma is the son of the late Pa Alhaji Momoh Koroma from Yoni who became a very prosperous diamond tycoon in Bo where he had 85 houses.

Now the two men, Momodu and Sam are running mates in this year's presidential elections during which their credentials will count. Sam is only a bachelor in academia. In fact, both Sam and his boss, Ernest Koroma, are bachelors in academia whereas Momodu Koroma is a master of science and academia.

How can any sane person compare the intellect, capability, preparedness to understand difficult problems and challenges and the required solutions such as are bound to occur in the daily travails of the presidency of Salone?

It is crystal clear that Sam is no match for Momodu. Not even Ernest Koroma can match Momodu Koroma. Clearly, SLPP's number two is far better than APC's number one, intellectually, experientially, etc, etc. Let's call a spade a spade.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: brima keita .usa
To: All
Date Posted: 14:57:03 07/07/07 ()
Email Address: abekeita11@yahoo.com
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Message:
Mister editor,could you please identify who this brima keita is that wrote this article?it is for the clear mind of others.Because they might think it is me because Sam is a good friend of mine.Thanks if you can make this clearification.I am the owner of LEONE construction company at bathurst.Currently i am visiting my familys in the states.Thanks.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: But
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Date Posted: 10:40:20 07/06/07 ()
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But Berewa ia also a bachelor in academia too.You dont even need a university degree to be a good leader.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 07:12:37 07/06/07 ()
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Brima Keita,you are one of those guys with inferiority complex when it comes to education.I will put this into your fettered mind.Most succeessful people on earth are either half educated or with no education.If someone lacks vision,compassion,ambition,decisiveness and honesty is not a leader.Tony Blair is only a graduate,likewise Bill Clinton but you saw the type of leadership they portrayed during their tenure of office.Kabbah and Berewa said to be well educated but they have left a country with the worst infrastructure,healthcare,educational system,sanitation etc.which finally qualified Sierra-Leone to be the poorest country on earth.Do you know that?Education is a factor but not the main player.As I have indicated in my earlier postings,Sierra-Leoneans are always concern about who owes a phd,who is a doctor or lawyer but less concern about who is fit or has the capability to take our country forward and redem our people and nation from endemic poorverty.Brima,let us try to change this thinking of backwardness and put Sierra-Leone first.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: CADMUS
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Date Posted: 11:34:20 07/06/07 ()
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This ia another confused Musa Kamara piece, no change there,....If you did not know, Kabbah, Berewa, Tony Blair, and Bill Clinton are all LAWYERS..
Blair and Clinton according to you did a great Job, So too will Berewa.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 18:53:17 07/06/07 ()
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Cadmus,are you dreaming,by comparing Blair,Clinton to Berewa?Is just like comparing London and Washinton DC to Freetown.Blair and Clinton are Lawyers and not Master's holders but they perfomed well for their nations.I was just trying to enlighten one dumb by the name of Brima Keita,who foolishly fabricated that, Sam Sumana will not make a good leadership because he is not a master's holder,compared to Momodu Koroma who is a master's holder.Kabba and Berewa said to be lawyers,I dont know if they are master's holders but they have left a nation to be the poorest on earth under their leadership.Why some slpp guys are so dumb and fool not to see simple facts?Cadmus please explain why kabbah and berewa are failures despite their education?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: Gbanabom 91
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Date Posted: 14:32:15 07/06/07 ()
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Entered From: annex.melwood.com at 68.163.81.34

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We are tired of lawyers (liers) rulling the country . We need business men this time around . WE NOR SEE BETE , So SO KRU KRU JUMU KU . LEH WE TRY THE BUSINESS MAN DEM . WU NA GO SE WAI SA LONE GO BETE .


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: EDITOR
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Date Posted: 07:22:44 07/06/07 ()
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"Tony Blair is only a graduate,likewise Bill Clinton but you saw the type of leadership they portrayed during their tenure of office"

What is your point?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: MUSA KAMARA
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Date Posted: 07:38:51 07/06/07 ()
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My point is to impact knoeledge to the feeble minded slpp Brima Keita,that having a master's degree or so is not the main factor for good leadership.Vision,determination,ambition and honesty are the key players.Kabbah and Berewa are well educated but under their leadership,Sierra-Leone emerge to be the less developed nation on earth.Can you explain why? For Tony Blair and Bill Clinton,they are not master's degrees holders but they had the above factors I mentioed and they demonstrated a good leadership.That was my point.Is Bill Gates a master's degree holder?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: APC
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Date Posted: 09:11:55 07/06/07 ()
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just like the two replies to your crap. Tony Blair is not an illitrate either.

Highly educated. Next time check your facts...
Damn... APC you you lef... Mek ar nor cuss you


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: But
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Date Posted: 10:44:00 07/06/07 ()
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Musa is right. Blair has a bachelor's degree in law.Did winston churchill have a degree?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: Alieu Sesay
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Date Posted: 09:08:20 07/06/07 ()
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Message:
Musa Musa musa.

Do you see why others call the APC- bunch of stupid people?

Who told you clinton is not highly educated?

Have you listened to him talk?

Check your facts bra.... You DAFT


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: EDITOR
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Date Posted: 08:57:19 07/06/07 ()
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Bill Clinton is highly educated. The man was a law professor in University of Arkansas in Little-rock.

He has a JD.. Meaning he has more-than a MS degree.
Check you facts... APC lie lie.


Subject: IS THERE ANY RUNNING MATE LIKE MOMODU KOROMA?
From: ok dok
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Date Posted: 22:42:52 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
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I am sure every sierra leonean is now happy to see a running mate.Those who does not ,hate that country.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: Salfu Jabbie
To: All
Date Posted: 22:35:08 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: salfu @yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-252-86-151.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.252.86.151

Message:
Developmental skills and attributes begin in the home environment. Our chiefs have been a source of oppression for most of our people; heavy court fines; marrying off our beautiful daughters; amassing ill-gotten wealth; using forced labor to build their many houses and plant and harvest their crops.

I'd trust the son of a town crier with the future of our community anyday.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA versus ERNEST KOROMA
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 19:48:02 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
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Subject: Sia Tiyaama: A Professor of Profanity?
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 18:54:57 07/05/07 ()
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Whenever, we talk about professors in academia, we expect civility and respect in the use of words. On the contrary this self-styled professor of profanity and disgrace doesn’t watch what she says about Ernest Koroma. This insane behavior tells it all of the type of irresponsible people the SLPP government has groomed for the 12 years. In politics even you differ with your opponent that is not a license to use profanity and irresponsible statement against him or her.

If Ernest Koroma's new website upsets you that would not give you the cause to expose your ignorance and bitterness against him. What I am happy is your statement "Ernest is broke"-indeed he is, but not part of thieves or rogues your SLPP has nurtured and allow the people of Sierra Leone to languish in poverty. What evidence or justification can you give of your rogue government on development in Sierra Leone? You must be a joker to be carried away by illusions and utopian imaginations of your failed government.

Your cheap cyber propagandist machine against Ernest Koroma and the APC is reminiscence of Halter’s sadistic war machine that nearly destroyed the world and well meaningful people. You are a disgrace to intellectualism and civility and will recommend you study politics than constantly exposing your ignorance on issues you are not knowledgeable about.

Inasmuch I respect your views to express them freely without hindrance but doing so at the expense of Ernest Koroma’s integrity to gain recognition is tantamount to the rules of decency as a perceived professor to be a good example to the students your purport to teach. The SLPP you purport to speak for is dying slowly with self-made cancer of deception, broken promises, a divided party, and betrayal of die-hard supporter (Hinga Norman) to his deathbed. . Remember, if you are indeed a professor you are betraying your professional conduct that a well-groomed and civilized one should behave. Lontha!!


Subject: HE IS INFACT CHIEF SAMUEL S. SUMANA
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 17:15:06 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: FMANSARAY@AOL.COM
Entered From: at 74.8.30.110

Message:
Chief Samuel Sam Sumana.The Kono People have spoken for those who doubt what is going on in freetown.Even my good friend from NJ finally conceived today that the Leader and President in waiting made his history by crossing beyond Tribal lines to choose the man that will transend the bread basket of sierra leone as the place to visit in the coming months.

Fellow Sierra Leoneans I present to you Chief Samuel Sam Sumana.


Subject: Re: A TOWN CHIEF OR FOREIGN MINISTER?
From: Brima Keita
To: All
Date Posted: 18:19:58 07/05/07 ()
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Who holds a better position in society? The son of a Town Chief or a sitting Minister of Foreign Affairs? Sam Sumana from Yomandu in the Sandor chiefdom, Kono District, is the son of the late town chief of Yomandu whereas Momodu Koroma is the son of the late Pa Alhaji Momoh Koroma from Yoni who became a very prosperous diamond tycoon in Bo where he had 85 houses.

Now the two men, Momodu and Sam are running mates in this year's presidential elections during which their credentials will count. Sam is only a bachelor in academia. In fact, both Sam and his boss, Ernest Koroma, are bachelors in academia whereas Momodu Koroma is a master of science and academia.

How can any sane person compare the intellect, capability, preparedness to understand difficult problems and challenges and the required solutions such as are bound to occur in the daily travails of the presidency of Salone?

It is crystal clear that Sam is no match for Momodu. Not even Ernest Koroma can match Momodu Koroma. Clearly, SLPP's number two is far better than APC's number one, intellectually, experientially, etc, etc. Let's call a spade a spade.


Subject: Re: A TOWN CHIEF OR FOREIGN MINISTER?
From: Salieu Sesay
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Date Posted: 19:13:36 07/05/07 ()
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Indeed, Momodu Koroma holds a master's degree in thievery that is why he specialized i mathematics so that he help to dupe and siphon the wealth of Sierra Leone. By the way who told you that Master's degree is a prequisite to good governance. Infact what is Master's degree this Mordern Days, where he could haveearned a doctoral degree with all the years he wasted helping to steal the country's money.


Subject: Re: A TOWN CHIEF OR FOREIGN MINISTER?
From: BK
To: All
Date Posted: 19:36:24 07/05/07 ()
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There will be sorrow in your camp after the August 2007 elections. But accommodating as the SLPP is, you will be allowed to continue to express yourself democratically.

One Country! One People!


Subject: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: Siorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
To: All
Date Posted: 16:16:48 07/05/07 ()
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Those who have started comparing the intellect of Sam-Sumana with Momodu Koroma better watch out because Mr. Sumana or Sam who? or however you call him would never want to debate the super erudite Momodu Koroma.


Momodu attended the legendary Bo School and CKC, was always in the top-five of his class, graduated from Njala and obtained a Master's degree in mathematical physics from the University of Reading, England. He became an academic at Njala before entering politics. Suffice it to say that intellectually, the man is fully loaded. Throw your Sam Who?? at him and Momodu will destroy him beyond repairs.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: Leader
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Date Posted: 20:08:38 07/05/07 ()
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Academic qualification???Is it relevant???Shaki-High School, was the best ever, Momoh High Schoold bad, Strasser High School- not bad, Bio Graduate-a crook, Pa Kabba??????Pa Berewa????


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: Leader To the Power 2
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Date Posted: 23:57:41 07/05/07 ()
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Watin make Shaki the best????
Watin Make Bio a Crook????


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: Josie tommy B
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Date Posted: 11:24:20 07/09/07 ()
Email Address: brainardtommy@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: 5acaeeed.bb.sky.com at 90.202.238.237

Message:
Momodu Koroma is the most competent,Qualified,Experienced,and astute Presidential
running mate,Who cannot be compared to any of the other
Presidential contenders and their running mates by every standard.



Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: Careful Now
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Date Posted: 17:02:11 07/05/07 ()
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Momodu is not a good debater. The man is not articulate. Sam-Sumana will knock him out.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: APC
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Date Posted: 01:31:11 07/06/07 ()
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"Momodu is not a good debater. The man is not articulate"
You really do not KNOW MOMODU KOROMA.

Put SUMANA befoe Momodu en see watin Sumana go become?



Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 17:27:22 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: at 74.8.30.110

Message:
Mr Careful have you interact with your new vice president in waiting.Trust me he is the finest gentleman you will ever crave to meet. One on one no BS
he can articulate the infrastrutural needs of sierra leone far better than so called top five in my class.

He is a working computer that needs to be clone and preserved for future generations.Look follows,Call him Chief and the rest is history. You I and both know it SLPP is crying foul and scratching there behind for answers.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 16:30:36 07/05/07 ()
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Intellectualism has failed Sierra Leone for the past 12 years since the reign of the SLPP. What Sierra Leone needs is not rhetorics but pragmatism, and peoples interest. We have qualified people in waiting for the new APC government both technically and politically. So the issue of debate is irrelevant. Did'nt your erudite lawyer president Kabbah refuse to debate with Ernest Koroma on issues of national interest? Poverty stricken and hungry Sierra Leoneans are not interst in "book talk," but you can do alleviate the problems the APC government si about to inherit from the SLPP.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 16:42:30 07/05/07 ()
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"Intellectualism has failed Sierra Leone for the past 12 years since the reign of the SLPP"

saidu my dear comrade it would be wrong to confine the years of failure attributablee to intellectualism to just the immediate 12. To be fair intellectualism started failing us during the days of the first SLPP party in the 1960's then on to the APC under siaki and Momoh, the on to the Treasonous NPRC government and then to the present SLPP govt. In fact the present slpp govt has made fashionable intellectual OPPORTUNISM. This time around we are going to throw the rascals out and kick them to the cturb of history. Momodu Koroma wouldnt dare debate Sam Sumana. I challenge him to throw the gauntlet and lets see who is going to look ridiculuous.

Momodu Koroma is no match for sam Sumana. Sam is a "Man of the People". He does not live in a glass house. His life and business transactions are an open book for all to see. We would like the SLPP to make open the life and business transactions of the SLPP leader Berewah and his deputy.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: Try Ignorance
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Date Posted: 17:13:29 07/05/07 ()
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Message:
Intellectualism has allegedly failed so you should try stupidity then right?


Subject: CRY FREETOWN -THE KILLING FIELDS OF SLPP
From: foday mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 18:03:25 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: fm ansaray@aol.com
Entered From: at 74.8.30.110

Message:
Alpha Saidu, kabba worked for the UN all his adult life after been exiled for embezzeling from the govt.Just like commandearind 2 ship load of rice to where in God knows.

Solo years of Age.One will conclude that his time has passed.

All these talked about Education what have they done for us, other than hiring sandline to murder and masacred 150,000 sierra leoneans in cold blood and broad day light,35 thousand Amputated, 50 thousand homes destroy maliciously,hundred of thousands of acres light up in flames all in the name of what? Power that proves you win the war and lost a soul.It is not worth a single drop of blood. No Sir.

May he the Merciful have Mercy on you Berewa for the pains afflicked on so many..May you exit this life with full repentance so that there will be no more vegence and revenge.We need peace to reign throughout this land we called home.

We the people, therefore ask that your demons in hidings go back to your hiding places , so that our president in waiting can come to heal-up and rebuild your afflictions for generations yet unborn.

Say amen, I mean Solo B say Amen so some holly water can touch your sprite.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 17:35:33 07/05/07 ()
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" Intellectualism has allegedly failed so you should try stupidity then right? "

Did I imply that? Oh dear me I meant to imply that we should try "PRAGMATISM" NOW. Stupidity thats more clsoer to intellectual OPPORTUNISM than is pragmatism. what da ya think?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: M. Aliieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 20:28:03 07/05/07 ()
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Did I imply that? Oh dear me I meant to imply that we should try "PRAGMATISM" NOW. Stupidity thats more clsoer to intellectual OPPORTUNISM than is pragmatism. what da ya think?


Oh BLIMEY didnt see the insult in the above which is what you were responding to.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: standing-up to APC Iscandri
To: All
Date Posted: 19:23:28 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: kamara@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-127-53-17.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 24.127.53.17

Message:
He got you on that one. Nevertheless, you look like a man who is wishing for things to be the way you want them to be, not the way they are: your side is losing and you have been insulting anyone who dares to tell you the truth.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: FORREST GUMP
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Date Posted: 04:17:36 07/06/07 ()
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Message:
ROTFLMMFAO
FORREST


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: Saidu Daphay Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 16:48:09 07/05/07 ()
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Message:
Comrade Alieu,

You've said it all-the day of reckoning has finally come for the SLPP.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 16:29:23 07/05/07 ()
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If there is any debate it wil be on the issues of who would best govern sierra leone. The Governance record of the SLPP for the past 12 years will be at issue. Momodu Koroma has been a member of that mal administration for the past twelve years and I gurantee you that in a debate a Prepared Sam Sumana will surprise you so called erudite nuclear physicist and roll him in the dirt, kick his rinky dinky BO school/CKC ass all over the debating theatre.

Wanna debate My VP candidate????? You better not try we. We have bneen able to put together a team thats going to send your malnourished, propagandist, bunch of corrupt maladministrators that sierra leone has ever seen to the dustbins of history.


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: INSIGHT
To: All
Date Posted: 17:31:21 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 65.107.195.162.ptr.us.xo.net at 65.107.195.162

Message:
Is it intellectualism that has really failed Salone, or is it greedy, selfish & myopic men who can best be termed as educated fools?


Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 17:37:46 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
It is both. nearly all of the Intellectuals who have served in government are or were greedy, selfish & myopic men who can best be termed as educated fools?



Subject: Re: MOMODU KOROMA Versus SAM-SUMANA???
From: INSIGHT
To: All
Date Posted: 17:48:32 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 65.107.195.162.ptr.us.xo.net at 65.107.195.162

Message:
Do I get you clearly? My take on this issue is this. Intellectualism is a state that can be assumed by worthy individuals with the appropriate academic qualities. Intellectualism in itself cannot be bad or good. Those who realistically assume intelectualism have something positive in terms of result to show for it. But alas brother, there are false prophets abound.


Subject: APC USING SUMANA FOR VOTES
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 16:28:32 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 24.78.66.241

Message:
APC still using there 99 tactics to win election electing a novies to join them.Why not VICTOR FOH?


Subject: Re: APC USING SUMANA FOR VOTES
From: M. Alieu iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 16:33:33 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Why not VICTOR FOH?


Because you dont make the choices for us. Victor Foh was not even in the running for VP. So whats your BEEF. Are you telling us that the selection of Momodu Koroma the southeasterner that makes the slpp ticket a southeastern mende/mende ticket, but who is being passed off as a northerner was not done for thepurpose of getting votes?

You better stop thinking and talking like a CHUNNEH MANEYROH" This is time for the Big boys now and you either come to play or kindly vacate the field of play. This kind of thinking exposes you level of political maturity.


Subject: Re: APC USING SUMANA FOR VOTES
From: ok dok
To: All
Date Posted: 22:16:29 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb11dc1-36-239.dynamic.mts.net at 209.202.36.239

Message:
You can tell me or term me what ever way you want.


Subject: THE END OF AN ERA- SAM SUMANA TAKES OVER FROM FILLI-FABOE
From: Sheku Fakondo
To: All
Date Posted: 15:44:24 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: Fakondoh @aol.com
Entered From: at 206.113.148.2

Message:
Sahr Fillie- Faboe was trusted with the responsibility of championing the cause of his people almost 40 years ago. We saw in him at the time the vibrancy needed to realize the people's dream. He ran and won the Kono ticket for the APC and has been in the limelight ever since, moving from one political appointment to the other. He has shown strong leadership in many areas, but his undoing is the fact that he does not represent the people who elected him in the first place. He is easily swayed and serves only the interest of his masters, and the foreign diamond dealers who have milked kono for so long.

We the konos, strongly endorse the appointment of Sam Sumana as the running mate on the APC ticket. We are ready to put our trust in him and the leadership of Ernest Bai Koroma. In politics, people matter and those whom Sahr Fillie-Faboe ignored over the years are now making a bold decision to find an alternative in a much younger man with the energy, the experience and the knowledge to see us succeed.

We are looking up to him to champion the cause of our cosmopolitan community wherein everyone has the opportunity of making a living; getting better education and health care for our children; address the poverty our people face amidst the plentiful natural reources we have.

Sahr Fillie- Faboe will be missed but in his place we see the emergence of a rising son of the land-SAM SUMANA.


Subject: Ghana Denounces Margai's Claim
From: JOHN KUFFOUR
To: All
Date Posted: 14:39:03 07/05/07 ()
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Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

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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
To: All
Date Posted: 14:52:48 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: fmansaray@aol.com
Entered From: at 74.8.30.110

Message:
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
From: PMDC
To: All
Date Posted: 14:36:55 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

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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: Re: MARGAI PROMISED US CARS AND BICYCLES
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 08:08:36 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
So you left the pmdc because of the failure to render the bicycles and cars promised?If so,you guys are the true enemies of Sierra-Leone.To put it simple you are traitors and Political prostitutes.You are selling yourselves and the nation for material wealth.


Subject: The Kambia Appeal, UK
From: Philantropist
To: All
Date Posted: 14:35:07 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
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: Re: The Kambia Appeal, UK
From: Brima kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:13:24 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache04.dca.untd.com at 64.136.27.228

Message:
Congratulations for such tremendouus efforts in promoting development in Kambia District. My point of concern is, is the Kambia, UK working in collaboration with KDDA/OKSA North America? Mr. Moses Kabbah a class mate of mine had issues of morality with OKSA North America that prompted his removal and furthermore, Moses is not from Kambia he is a native of Makeni. Do you think he will seek the interest of the people where he had issues with the citizens and authorities? I am sure he is a capable young man who was in authority while serving as principal of Kolenten but his forceful removal to serve the youths and people of Kambia will send a bad signal that your philanthropist organization his imposing an unwanted man in the Distric of Kambia. Think about credibilty and morality before making final decision of his appointment to spear head the development of Kambia District.


Subject: CONGRATULATIONS SAM SUMANA-NEW BLOOD,NEW GENERATION
From: MUSA KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:30:28 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: luna.hypair.net at 194.50.180.4

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 14:46:44 07/05/07 ()
Email Address: FMANSARAY@AOL.COM
Entered From: at 74.8.30.110

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 13:39:56 07/05/07 ()
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Entered From: sccinstr194059.scc.losrios.edu at 165.196.194.59

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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."


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Subject: Re: Functionsof the U.S. Congress.
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Subject: Re: Functionsof the U.S. Congress.
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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."


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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
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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.
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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.
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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-
CRS-57
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-
CRS-58
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:
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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: CADMUS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:15:22 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.17

Message:
Finda,

Are you,by any chance related to NGO GBETUWA?

Just thinking music....


Subject: Re: WHY THE KONOS WILL INDEED VOTE FOR APC
From: EDITOR
To: All
Date Posted: 11:53:31 07/06/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
Cadmus Blow yah, oose kin FINDA?
That same APC trick wae den get... Nar one pan dem usual APC dumbeh wae we get nar dis forum yah...


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:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ad10.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.204

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:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ad10.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.204

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:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ad10.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.116.204

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
To: All
Date Posted: 14:30:58 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-aa04.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.116.8

Message:
Nor men am. SLPP -- So-so Lie Peope Party.


Subject: Re: HOW SUMANA BOUGHT THE RUNNING MATE TICKET
From: kambo
To: All
Date Posted: 14:11:10 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 67.63.2.157

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 10:14:24 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-249-138-254.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.249.138.254

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 07:53:39 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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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: M. Alieu iscandari Esq
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Date Posted: 16:23:02 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. he will be a 'gonner' the sooner he starts doing that"

Winston I say as we say back in Foulah Town, "Monkey nor day lef im black han" or rather as we were taught at the great Prince of wales school this sounds like a "mea Culpa" on your part. You seem to acknowledge the truth of the facts as alleged by saidu daphay Turay but ion the other hand you are basically tel;ling us that that is okay because he Momodu will not do it again. Is that whats happeneing here my dear brother in the struggle?

Be careful now Winston because the defense you present today you may need to justify later on and whatca gon d then??


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
To: All
Date Posted: 07:34:31 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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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 ()
Email Address:
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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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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
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Date Posted: 01:00:27 07/05/07 ()
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(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
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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 ()
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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:
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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 ()
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"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
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Date Posted: 01:26:08 07/05/07 ()
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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!
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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Message:
Owai, osai.


Subject: Re: MY WIFE'S CHOICE- SAM SUMANA
From: KONO
To: All
Date Posted: 00:19:24 07/05/07 ()
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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:
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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:
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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
To: All
Date Posted: 00:19:14 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-143-53-43.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.143.53.43

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 05:39:56 07/05/07 ()
Email Address:
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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
To: All
Date Posted: 23:04:56 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache04.dca.untd.com at 64.136.27.228

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 23:45:37 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
.............................................
You are truly a blind APC suppoter!!!!!!!


Subject: Re: What APC did with Power
From: old apc
To: All
Date Posted: 19:33:06 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
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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
To: All
Date Posted: 21:07:28 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

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
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Date Posted: 19:39:55 07/04/07 ()
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Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

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What's up Foday Mansary?


Subject: Re: KNOWING THE SLPP FLAGBEARERS
From: RUBBER DUCK
To: All
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
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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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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 ()
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Entered From: at 213.154.78.225

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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
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Date Posted: 21:30:35 07/04/07 ()
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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
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Date Posted: 15:00:54 07/04/07 ()
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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
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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
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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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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 ()
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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 ()
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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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Entered From: adsl-68-127-105-250.dsl.pltn13.pacbell.net at 68.127.105.250

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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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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Entered From: ool-44c29146.dyn.optonline.net at 68.194.145.70

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
To: All
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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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
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Date Posted: 12:43:20 07/04/07 ()
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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 ()
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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
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Date Posted: 20:13:02 07/04/07 ()
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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 ()
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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 ()
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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:
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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
To: All
Date Posted: 10:39:34 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:03 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:11 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
You heard about a guy called Mohammed Savage?


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: CORNY'S DOCTOR
To: All
Date Posted: 10:59:38 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-025.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.25

Message:
No, but I have heard about Mohamed Hamelberg.


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:46 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:06 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 10:30:49 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
Is this what you are worried about on this Forum?


Subject: Re: This is a possible scenario – it’s happened elsewhere:
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 10:03:25 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-228472d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.114.132.34

Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 08:06:08 07/04/07 ()
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Message:
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
To: All
Date Posted: 07:02:05 07/04/07 ()
Email Address:
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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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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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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
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Date Posted: 07:21:29 07/04/07 ()
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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


Subject: Re: GEORGE BUSH, CHARLES TAYLOR AND SALONE
From: Question
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Date Posted: 20:25:15 07/04/07 ()
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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
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Date Posted: 01:04:48 07/04/07 ()
Email Address: info@masterworkjewellery.com
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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
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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
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Date Posted: 07:24:29 07/04/07 ()
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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
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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
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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 ?
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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 ?
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"Granted that Mr. Neville published false news,

AND HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?


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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
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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
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Date Posted: 17:26:26 07/03/07 ()
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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?
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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
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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
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Date Posted: 17:29:21 07/03/07 ()
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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
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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
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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:
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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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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
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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
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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