Integrity Is Earned, Not Bought, Says One Young Leader in Sierra Leone

Born the son of Sierra Leone’s chief justice, Osman Abdal Timbo could have easily led a life of privilege. “As much as he moved up in society, my father wanted me to learn the hard way,” Osman says. “I would…

Sierra Leone gangster leaves streets for life of poetry

Cooper Inveen In his poem “Rough Path”, Yousef Kamara reflects on his years selling drugs and stealing as the leader of a street gang in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. “Like a traveler in a rough jungle/Self propelling all alone/Edging through…