Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Sierra Leone has no room for national or ethnic hatred

Puawui – Dr Sama Banya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2019: One of my friends of my Prince of Wales School days, the late Physician Cardiologist Dr Reginald (Reggie) Eleady-Cole and I sailed to Britain on the Elder Dempster passenger boat MV Aureole on 3rd October 1953. Oh the memory [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Grave concern over state of emergency on rape and sexual violence – a rebuttal

PUAWUI DR SAMA BANYA: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2019: “Why have you stopped writing Doctor? We are missing your column”. This is a question to which I have continued to give the same answer over the last five years, since I announced that I was laying down my pen, [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Dr Sama Banya (Puawui) congratulates president Bio – reflecting on a difficult journey  

Puawui (Dr. Sama Banya): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 April 2018: The dust is yet to settle as the whole of Sierra Leone continues to be gripped by the SLPP’s spectacular success at the polls.  Many are still getting used to saying: ‘President Julius Maada Bio – president of Sierra Leone’. [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Ebola is insensitive to class, tribe and political party

Dr. Sama Banya (Puawui) The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2014 The Ebola virus is a killer organism that has a notorious and awesome reputation of killing up to 90 percent of its victims. It knows no class, no tribe, regional, ethnic or other affiliation. (Photo: Spanish priest being airlifted [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

So called female genital mutilation (FGM) – the continuing vuvuzela

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2014 Some years ago, I read a humorous story in a British newspaper about a New Zealander who had lived in Britain for many years, who then suddenly decided to return home. When asked about his reason for leaving [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Streets of rivers – shall we ever learn from experience?

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2014 Some years back, there appeared in this column an article with the title; “when will they ever learn?” Today’s heading is a rearrangement of those words, because the question is now directed at all of us, and not [Read More]