I am a freelance journalist working in West Africa based in Senegal. I have reported for several international media houses including the BBC, USA Today, Associated Reporters Abroad, UN Radio, Anadolu News and the West Africa Democracy Radio.
My passion is writing for a change. A change that will...
By Alpha KamaraDAKAR, SenegalThe National Publicity Secretary of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) was jailed Monday by the Criminal Investigation Department for alleged disorderly behavior against the staff of the country’s national broadcaster.Lahai Lawrence Leema, a former military officer, is being accused of using abusive language, threating staff of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and damage to property after forcing himself on air to be interviewed.
By Alpha KamaraDAKAR, SenegalDakar is in a jubilant mood after their Teranga Lions defeated Bafana Bafana in South Africa to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup.The Teranga Lions thrashed Bafana Banana Friday night two goals to zero to book their ticket for the world cup, the first since 2002.President Macky Sall sent a congratulatory message to the Teranga Lions in a state house release.“Warm congratulations go to the Senegalese team which qualified Friday in the final phase of the 2018...
file photo By Alpha KamaraDAKAR, SenegalA formal probe has been launched into allegations the Red Cross staff committed fraud in funds meant for fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, according to the country’s anti-corruption body Monday.Sierra Leonean Anti-Corruption Deputy Commissioner Shollay Davies told local Radio Democracy in capital Freetown on Monday morning that Red Cross workers and its partners allegedly committed fraud to the tune of at least $6 million, which was meant for fighting...
#Ecowas Court adjourns to Monday 26th their ruling in the case of the sacked #SierraLeone Vice President Sam-Sumana against the state. Mr. Sam Sumana says his sacking was illegal. He is asking for a compensation of $ 210 million plus reinstatement.👓
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