Editorial

November 17 – Sierra Leoneans elect their leaders

Ian Hughes – British High Commissioner in Sierra Leone 31 October 2012 Campaigning has begun. Boisterous crowds chant and sing, wave placards and dance behind their candidates. Walls are plastered with posters. Newspapers admire this candidate, assail that one. TV and radio bustle with comment, criticism and analysis. When the [Read More]

Editorial

Did the police conspire to frame Sierra Leone’s opposition leader?

29 October 2012 When the Sierra Leone Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) saw it fit to put out a public statement, expressing concern “about an incident, which took place in Freetown on Friday 12th October 2012, involving the motorcade of His Excellency the President – Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and [Read More]

Editorial

Africa challenged to harness natural resources for inclusive growth

24 October 2012 The 8th African Development Forum opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last Monday, with a call on African countries to harness their huge natural resources for the benefit of their growing populations, says APO. Addressing participants at the opening ceremony, the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) Group Operations [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP is blazing the trail

Dr. Sama Banya 24 October 2012 Last Saturday at their party headquarters in Freetown, the Presidential candidate of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), launched the party’s 2012 election Manifesto to an audience, made up of the international community – including foreign election observers, local election observers, the [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

What happened to the thousands of unclaimed voter registration cards in Sierra Leone?

Dr. Sama Banya 13 October 2012  According to a news release from Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC), nearly 2,600,000 citizens registered for the forthcoming November 17 Presidential, Parliamentary and local council elections. It is also reported that, quite a number of people for some reason, have still not collected their voter [Read More]

Editorial

Maada Bio is poised to win the 2012 presidential election in Sierra Leone

10 October 2012 Presidential and parliamentary nomination events organised by Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission at the country’s sports stadium in the capital Freetown, is fast becoming an opportunity for political parties to rally their supporters. But they are also reaching out to the undecided voters sitting on the fence, [Read More]