CNN International’s ‘African Voices’

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American actor Isaiah Washington discovered he had roots in Sierra Leone and took dual citizenship. CNN explores one man’s journey of discovery and his impact on a country with a troubled recent history.   http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/05/03/av.isaiahwashington/index.html

The Scene Bisnow

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Michelle, Fergie, Isaiah, and Forest, Oh My! So many stars in town! Even we are overwhelmed by how much was going on last night! We started with an actor and a duchess at a gala for the Gondobay Manga Foundation, which seeks to improve living conditions for the people of Sierra Leone. We snapped the… Read more »

Called back to Africa by DNA

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More African Americans are seeking dual citizenship and reconnecting with their ancestral homelands thanks to increasingly sophisticated technology. As a child growing up in Houston, Isaiah Washington said, his first impressions of Africans were discomforting TV images of ‘natives running around in raffia with bones in their noses … trying to put Tarzan in a… Read more »

DIARY OF PRESIDENT KOROMA’S WASHINGTON VISIT

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DIARY OF PRESIDENT KOROMA’S WASHINGTON VISIT SHEKA TARAWALIE, PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SECRETARY, THE WILLARD INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL WASHINGTON The President arrived from New York on board an express Acela train and was welcomed by Washington police/Secret Service and Sierra Leoneans led by Ambassador Bockarie Stevens in the evening. The President and entourage checked in at the Willard… Read more »