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Cubans Visit their Ancestral Home in Africa

By Emma Christopher (Photos Sergio Leyva Seiglie)

HAVANA TIMES — There are very few good news stories to come out of the transatlantic slave trade, but there was one recently in Sierra Leone.

Around 180 years after their ancestor left aboard a slave ship, four Cubans—Humberto Casanova, Alfredo Duquesne, Elvira Fumero Añí and Yandrys […]

Sierra Leone Teen, Kelvin Doe AKA DJ Focus, Wows MIT With AMAZING Skill

Originally posted on The Huffington Post | By Hayley Hudson Posted: 11/19/2012 5:13 pm EST Updated: 11/19/2012 8:11 pm EST

At the age of 13, a boy living in Sierra Leone created batteries and generators using materials he picked up around the house or from trash bins. Now, he’s wowing experts in the […]

Isaiah Washington- a true warrior for his people

Author: SEM Contributor

To many it was surprising when Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma decided to give citizenship to the 25 year acting veteran Isaiah Washington after he traced his ancestral roots through DNA to the Mende and Temne people of Sierra Leone. (Isaiah Washington at The Africa Policy Forum)

The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star […]

Actor Isaiah Washington Awarded Sierra Leonean Citizenship

Oath ceremony speech by Isaiah Washington after being sworn in as a Sierra Leonean citizen by Chief Immigration Officer Kholifa Koroma and His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma on April 26, 2010 in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


As you can hear, there have been and still are many obstacles trying to prevent me […]