February 1st, 2014
Plenty of our customs, traditions and beliefs are speedy fading out across Sierra Leone.
And also people in many parts of the country do widely performed practices of their ancestors, which have made a village cultural show often brings out rich cultural experiences and point out beliefs, traditional and customary practices of the locals.
As in every community across sierra Leone, people do things in a way that is different from other communities
and the Makonkonday village cultural show is a collection of different way of doing things in different communities and a chance to see the most skillful people in the Koya region expressing the Temne culture
one of the most skillfull sampa, briliantly showing out great steps and won the clap of everyone in the crowd
They are very common in Bondo society ceremonies and they are also signs to show Bondo women are here. this devils always accompanied by few women [singers]. Bondo devils have different meaning depending to the responsibilities they carry. Watch their heads.
If a Bondo devil is well plated it means the responsibility of women is to plate the hair of your children at the marriage house, if she carry a pot means it is the womens responsibility to cook at the marriage house and if she carries children means the women should give birth to children at the marriage house
Plenty more fun friendly traditions you will see at the Makonkonday cultural show. if you wish to feel this part of Sierra Leone, please contact iTravel as arrangment most be made in advance
Here, cultural shows are what brings people together
January 25th, 2014
Tokeh beach is a 3 km stretch of white sand " Visitors easily spend here a whole week or more doing absulutlty northing, except to go swim"
Here is one of the few places in Africa that situated in front of a forestry mountainous area.
To be explicit, the basement of the greenish Freetown peninsula mountains approach the Atlantic ocean with a broken shoreline,
in other words the shoreline sand break in to pieces, a km or more stretch, each with its own exceptional attraction, golden brown or white sand are some of the different choices
Tokeh beach is a white sand 3 km stretch facing attractive islands
Tokeh have some of the class a accommodation facilities in Sierra Leone, accommodation involve a verity of choices, either luxury, simple stay or go get a bungalow.
At tokeh sand, the evening is reddish
Wellcome to Tokeh
January 25th, 2014
Africa has many entrepreneurial people with the capacity to be successful in business, but access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) remains a major challenge.
So said Nigerian-born AlikoDangote, believed to be the continent’s richest man, today during a session titled ‘Africa’s Next Billion’, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
He explained that while Africa offers a large enough market for SMEs, borrowing costs are generally too high. “If you are going to borrow money at 20% and above, it might be very, very tough for you to take a risk, because any mistake [and] you will just go under.”
Dangote is a self-made businessman and founder of the Dangote Group that has significant interests across the continent in a range of industries, from cement to sugar.
Commenting on foreign investment into Africa, Dangote said that many companies make the mistake of waiting for the results of the next election before entering a country. However, once the election is finished, they postpone their investment decision for another two years as they wait for the government to stabilise, by which time politicians are already gearing up for the next election.
“There is no government that will be against business, so you [can] go ahead and invest… The next government that will come in… they will also be pro business,” said Dangote.