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West Africa: Ebola now, integration later (1)

3 Nov

A friend posted on Facebook several days ago that now is not the best time to travel to the US with a Sierra Leonean passport. My comment came quickly, I wouldn’t agree less. But I think he’d gone a bit far. Why not think closer to home? Let me share an emotional but interesting story with you, as I experienced a 3-hour journey turned into a 12-day trip across six countries. Thanks to the Ebola disease outbreak. Continue reading

Spot the location…

1 Nov

bamako (1)

Bamako by Faladie SEMAWhere were these pictures taken in West Africa? I like your guess. Keep trying. It shouldn’t be hard to spot the location if you have been there. Or read or even heard a story about it. I do tell myself, as a matter of fact, that as I have been to several parts of the region (towns/cities), many of my peers will never dream of visiting or will never have a reason to do so in their lifetime. Continue reading

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