Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Tuesday’s workshop on the development of SLPP’s manifesto was a success

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui 19 July 2012 On Tuesday of this week, the Presidential candidate of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) – Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, delivered another of his powerful statesman-like speeches. He spoke at the “Launching of the DEVELOPMENT MANIFESTO FOR THE 2012 ELECTION”, [Read More]

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Maada Bio kicks off consultation on 2012 election manifesto

Abdul R Thomas 18 July 2012 With presidential and general elections in Sierra Leone just four months away, the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP), yesterday launched a national consultation and consensus building dialogue, at the Bank of Sierra Leone complex in Freetown. The party is hoping that this [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s ministers in China for Africa-China conference

John Baimba Sesay – China 18 July 2012 Sierra Leone’s Foreign and Finance Ministers have arrived in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China, along with senior officials to attend the 5th Ministerial Conference on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Both Ministers – Joseph Bandabla Dauda, Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Samura Kamara, Finance [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

“Maada Bio and Kadi Sesay are already a winning team – no matter what”

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui 17 July 2012 For the last two years or a little longer, the boast of the ruling APC propagandists has been that President Ernest Bai Koroma will defeat the opposition SLPP party’s candidate – Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio by a landslide victory in November, [Read More]

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Former Anti-Corruption Czar of Sierra Leone speaks at the United Nations

Dennis Kabatto 12 July 2012 Many Anti-Corruption Commissions have been “set up to fail, however they could succeed if they were given the right mandate and the right powers.  In many cases those elements were lacking,” said former Anti-Corruption Commissioner of Sierra Leone – Mr. Abdul Tejan-Cole. Tejan Cole addressed [Read More]

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President Koroma’s infrastructural projects in trouble as the country’s debt mounts

10 July 2012 Unconfirmed report says that auditors of the African Development Bank (ADB), which has loaned the government of president Koroma hundreds of millions of dollars for infrastructural development, have uncovered huge discrepancies in the accounts. It is understood that millions of dollars earmarked for capital projects, such as [Read More]

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“We can minimize political violence in Sierra Leone”

Abdul M Fatoma 5 July 2012 The culture of Political violence is not new to Sierra Leoneans. The country’s historical narrative – before and after 1977, and to date is characterised by politically motivated incidents of violence, torture, intimidation and false imprisonment. This culture of political violence is a gangrene [Read More]