Poor Theresa: How A School Girl Found Herself In A Sierra Leonean Jail

Posted by Jeneba Project on Monday, November 21, 2016 In : Articles 

Sierra Leone has endured an unfair existence since the death of Sir. Milton Margai, the only post-independence Sierra Leonean leader who governed with an unwavering commitment to the rule of law and the welfare of his people. Sir Milton insisted on establishing a post-independence political foundation based on a government of the people, for the people, and in service for the people. Sir Milton died without completing his vision for our new nation and thereafter it survived at ...

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Mandela: The Oldest Known Interview

Posted by Jeneba Project on Thursday, September 1, 2016 In : Video Blog 
This is believed to be the oldest known interview with Senior Comrade Nelson Mandela, The Black Pimpernel. It states firmly the position of the ANC against all forms of racial discrimination.

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Stephen Hawking: Questioning the Universe

Posted by Jeneba Project on Saturday, August 6, 2016 In : Video Blog 

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Why Aren't You Angry?

Posted by Jeneba Project on Friday, July 8, 2016 In : Articles 

We are all made of hearts, be they in white cages or black ones, we feel. When senseless killings happen among people at war, we blame it on the conflict, but America is at peace.  In this country, the police, sentinels of our democratic peace, are more afraid of death than the people they swear to protect. When confronted by black folks, their nerves are excited by preconceived notions of blackness, and they become trigger happy.  There are those among us who would be quick to...

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This Is Why I Feel The Bern

Posted by Jeneba Project on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 In : Video Blog 
A leader who speaks in 21st Century language anywhere is one I will support any day! 

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Dear America: Africa is Watching Your Presidential Race and We Don't Like What We See

Posted by Jeneba Project on Monday, March 21, 2016 In : Articles 

The U.S. Presidential Election matters to Africa because, whether we like it or not, when America sneezes the continent catches a cold.  America loves to sneeze on the theater of global politics, which is why Africa prays it doesn’t allow itself to acquire a communicable disease.  When young African democracies seek political inspiration, they look to America not because they condone everything this nation does, but because on a good day, America inspires the world with truth...

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Joseph Kaifala Image

Posted by Jeneba Project on Sunday, March 13, 2016 In : Pictures 
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A Banana Democracy Begets A Banana Republic: Sierra Leone Parliament Should Make the Abortion Bill Law

Posted by Jeneba Project on Saturday, March 12, 2016

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It is as my brother Alpha Blondy has said, La démocratie bananière pour les républiques bananières, banana democracy for banana republics. When a president refuses to sign a bill unanimously passed by parliament and returns it with a recommendation for a referendum, one can only imagine what our government’s understanding of Montesquian democracy would be. Perhaps in the future a minimum amount of civic education should be required of individuals aspiring ...

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The Death of John Frederic Naimbana: Did The English Kill A Sierra Leonean Prince?

Posted by Jeneba Project on Monday, February 15, 2016 In : Articles 

When Alexander Falconbridge, agent of the Sierra Leone Company (SLC), a business venture established to facilitate commerce between Britain and Sierra Leone, renegotiated a land contract for the reconstruction of Freetown, which had been recently burnt down by Chief Jimmy, the presiding sovereign, King Naimbana of Robana, added to the new land grant a request for Falconbridge to take his son, Prince John Frederic, to London to receive Western education under the guardianship of the British ab...

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Woman of Africa

Posted by Jeneba Project on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 In : Poems 

Woman of Africa
Joseph Kaifala

African woman
Woman of the north
Woman of the south
Woman of the east and west
Woman of the Makona river
How beautiful you are

I look at you without blinking
Your black braided hair
A beauty I cannot resist
Like an alignment of the stars
Your smooth dark skin
Complements your fierce white eyes

I could stare at you forever
As you do your majestic walk
Feet and hips in rhythm
To the beat of your internal djembe
With the attitude of a goddess
You flirt wit...

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KATEHUN KATEHUN (pronounced Ka-te-hun)-is a Mende word for a symposium or community center where disputes are settled. Everyone is permitted to make his/her case before a presiding chief in an open forum. On this forum, I write primarily for those who stand committed to the Rule of Law in Africa and to the value that our future is better determined by the government of the people, by the people, and in service for the people. To advance the African value of Ubuntu through International Law and the Principles of a United Nations, which propels us towards Life in Larger Freedom.
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