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He died doing what he loved best – his journalist job

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 February 2018 As the sad and tragic news of the death of one of Sierra Leone’s finest journalists – Sheik Unisa Thoronka spread across social media this afternoon, there was consternation, shock and disbelief. Sheik Thoronka died doing the job he loved best. According to reports, [Read More]

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State funeral for the late Solomon Athanasius James Pratt – SAJ Pratt

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2018 The late Solomon Athanasius James Pratt – SAJ Pratt as he is popularly known throughout Sierra Leone and abroad, will be buried in Freetown on Sunday, 21st January 2018. According to reports –  president Koroma has granted a State Funeral  in honour of the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone loses a great grandad of the country’s post-independence politics

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2017 The Sierra Leone Telegraph regrets to report the sad death of Professor Solomon AJ Pratt, who passed away peacefully yesterday, Thursday, 28 December 2017, at 5:50 pm in London. He was 97 years old. Professor Solomon AJ Pratt, who is commonly known as Jolliboy [Read More]

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Mr Alfred Ekundayo Pitt has passed away in London – gone but not forgotten

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2017 The death is announced of Mr Alfred Ekundayo Pitt, aged 83 years. Alf, as he is fondly known to his friends and family passed away peacefully in London on Wednesday, 15th November 2017. He is survived by his wife Mrs Georgina Sedatay Pitt, children, [Read More]

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Cannon Dr. Arthur D.O. Wright –  Sierra Leone’s only Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon dies aged 79

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2017 The late Cannon, Dr. Arthur Dave Omopeh Wright, MD, of 8 Wright Drive, Marjay Town in Freetown, who prior to his retirement was Sierra Leone’s only ear, nose and throat surgeon specialist, passed away on Wednesday 26 July, 2017 in Virginia, USA.  [Read More]

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The late Edward Babatunde Walter Gustavus Blyden will be laid to rest in Freetown on 5th of March

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2017 A Service of Thanksgiving and Commendation will take place on Monday 27th February, 2017 at 6pm at Forest Hill Methodist Church, Normanton Street, London, SE23 2DS. On Tuesday 28th February 2017, the remains leave London for Freetown on Air France. On Wednesday 1st March [Read More]

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Edward Babatunde Blyden – Gone too soon but not forgotten

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 February 2017 The Edward Blyden family regrets to announce the passing away of their patriarch – Mr. Edward Walter Babatunde Gustavus Blyden in London, UK, on the 14th of February 2017, aged 74. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Sylvia Blyden; his children – Pastor [Read More]