News in Perspective

Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP reacts to the declared election results

25 November 2012   President Koroma was hurriedly sworn in last Friday evening as the president of Sierra Leone, just hours following the announcement of his victory at the polls by the Chief Electoral Commissioner – Christiana Thorpe. But the country’s opposition parties are refusing to accept the results and [Read More]

Obituary

Murdered pharmacist to be laid to rest on Sunday

23 November 2012 The mysterious murder of Mr. Adeyemi Johnson in Freetown ten days ago, has provoked much criticism of the government of Sierra Leone, whose talk of being tough on crime, especially armed robbery, has been described as nothing other than shallow politicking. While the police investigation into the [Read More]

Editorial

2007 elections king maker in awe at prospect of not winning a single electoral seat

23 November 2012 The Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) headed by Charles Margai, may be the third largest political party in Sierra Leone, but if the unofficial results of the just concluded elections are anything to go by, then the party is set to lose every single constituency that [Read More]

News in Perspective

NEC Commissioner shirks responsibility as allegation of electoral fraud mounts

22 November 2012 When news broke in the early hours of yesterday Wednesday, that the Chairman of Sierra Leone’s Electoral Commission will be hosting a press briefing, there was high octane media excitement, as the nation held its breath with heightened expectations. Millions of voters glued to their radio and [Read More]

News in Perspective

Can Sierra Leone’s Chief Electoral Commissioner walk a straight line?

20 November 2012 It is now three days since the people of Sierra Leone went out to elect their leaders last Saturday. But instead of positively looking forward to an exciting announcement of the results in a few days, there are fears across the country, of a nation teetering on [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone elections 2012- “free but not fair”

19 November 2012 Over two million people turned out to vote last Saturday, 17 November, in Sierra Leone’s third election since the declaration of peace, after a long and brutal civil war, which took the lives of over 50,000 civilians, leaving hundreds of thousands with mental and physical scars. The peace-building process [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

The eve of elections in Sierra Leone – it’s now time for the people’s verdict

Dr. Sama Banya 16 November 2012 The politicians have had their say. The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) would like the voters to judge them by their self proclaimed unique performance in just five years. The theme throughout the period has been their ‘AGENDA FOR CHANGE’. They boast that as [Read More]