Vickie Remoe presents Sierra Leone weekly video news roundup No. 2

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Here are the top 5 things making the news in Sierra Leone and abroad for the Week of April 21-27.

1. Cubans trace roots to remote village in Sierra Leone –  BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-25876023

2. State House Press Release confirms that Sam Bangura Jr and 2 others have been Sacked at NASSIT. Politico SL – reports that they were sacked for making bad investments on request from the board chairman Jacob Kanu.

NASSIT INVESTMENTS…

Radisson Blu is 80% owned by NASSIT

Sierra Ferries Limited 100% owned by NASSIT

Kimbima Hotel 60% owned by NASSIT – refurbishing budget of $5million

Bintumani Conference Center $10  million refurbishment

Sea View Estate in Goderich

Makeni Plaza and properties in Kenema.

Sources:

Sewa News Stream: Social Security Insurance: The Harmony of Investment with the Public Interest: http://sewanews.blogspot.com/2013/12/sierra-leones-national-social-security.html

Why Sierra Leone social security bosses were sacked: http://politicosl.com/2014/04/why-sierra-leone-social-security-bosses-were-sacked/

NASSIT ranks top in investment in Sierra Lone: http://www.sierraexpressmedia.com/archives/52518

NASSIT State House Press Release: http://www.statehouse.gov.sl/index.php/component/content/article/34-news-articles/860-press-release

Where were you when they crucified NASSIT: http://www.cocorioko.net/?p=55097

3. Kaifala Marah connects 2 chiefdoms in Koinadugu with a 60km road.  Whats missing is how much it cost to fix. The article suggests the funds came from the Minister’s personal funds. (Sierra Express Media) http://www.sierraexpressmedia.com/archives/66929

4. “Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone.” on show now at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. The masks’ bulbous foreheads represent intelligence and wisdom and rings reflect inner beauty.

Symbolism reveals inner beauty in ‘Visions of the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone‘ – Washington Post  http://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2014/04/23/visions-from-forests-museum-african-art/

5. Newly Constructed Regent to Grafton Road to be named the Ernest Bai Koroma Highway

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