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5 lessons learned on how Sierra Leone invented the world’s first self-adhesive stamp – #MakeSierraLeoneFamous Podcast Ep8

by Alhassan Lamin
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In the all-new episode of the Make Sierra Leone Famous Podcast: How Sierra Leone invented the world’s first self-adhesive stamp and Other Independence Years Stories, host Vickie Remoe is in conversation with Ade Daramy, a Sierra Leonean journalist and historian, who was born five years before the country’s Independence. 

Remoe and Daramy discuss his life’s work documenting Sierra Leone’s history and excellence from Pre-Independence to Post. They also discuss the life of Sir Milton Margai, Sierra Leone’s first prime minister, and how he inspired the invention of the world’s first self-adhesive stamp. We also get Daramy’s first-hand account of the 1967 coup d’etat.

Below are 5 lessons learned from the conversation 

  1. Women in Sierra Leone have started voting way back in 1792, 120 years before those in Britain.   
  2. Sierra Leone is the first country in the world to invent a self-adhesive stamp before the UK and America. 
  3. Within Sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone is the first country to appoint a woman as a cabinet minister in 1962, under the ruling of Sir Milton Margai. 
  4. With the death of Sir Milton Margai, Sierra Leone lost a visionary leader not just its first Prime Minister
  5. The election in 1967 that led to the coup d’etat, was to be the first time an opposition party unseated an incumbent government in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Watch out for the second part of the conversation with Ade Daramy. 
Listen to the all-new episode of the Make Sierra Leone Famous Podcast now available on Itunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

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