‘Slave trade ghost town’: The dark history of Bunce Island

CNN – As the boat slowly approaches the quiet shores of Bunce Island, it’s hard to shake off the eerie feeling of being transported back into one of history’s darkest chapters.Located some 30 kilometers from Freetown, this tiny strip of land in the Sierra Leone river served as a major post for the transatlantic slave […]

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Vice Chancellors work to connect Sierra Leone’s Universities with diaspora scholars and US colleagues

20 May 2013.  Kalamazoo, Michigan – Vice Chancellors Professor Abu Sesay of Njala University and Professor Jonas Redwood-Sawyerr of the University of Sierra Leone have been the focus of much academic attention in Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA) where they recently met with US and Diaspora colleagues to develop an action agenda for “Reconnecting the Academy in […]

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PaRD Sierra Leone provides 3,000 rural youths with livelihood skills

Partners in Relief and Development Sierra Leone (PaRD SL) at 3 Big Waterloo Street. Freetown has successfully led a consortium together with Cotton Tree Foundation (CTF), and Christian Community Development Programme (CCDP), to design and implement an integrated programme of employable skills by training 3,000 rural youth in eight districts across the country.  (Vulnerable rural […]

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