24 January 2012 Sierra Leone is fast becoming notorious for its pre and post elections violence, despite the horrors of a bloody civil war that lasted for over ten years and took the lives of 200,000 people. As the country prepares for presidential, parliamentary and local elections this coming November, [Read More]
21 January 2012 The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded its Article IV consultation meeting with the Gambian government early this week. The government of Yayah Jammeh has been struggling to control rising government expenditure and increasing public sector borrowing since 2009, leaving the economy much vulnerable [Read More]
Michel Sidibé – Under Secretary General of the United Nations (UNAIDS) 21 January 2012 Winning the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2012 is something millions of people across Africa are dreaming of right now as the continent’s most prestigious football tournament gets underway in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. As nations join [Read More]
17 January 2012 The World Bank today announced the appointment of Makhtar Diop, a Senegalese national, as its new Vice President for Africa. He succeeds Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili who will return to Nigeria in early May after serving as the region’s Vice President since 2007. Diop, the World Bank’s Country [Read More]
17 January 2012 Violence continued throughout Saturday night in the Fourah Bay district of eastern Freetown, following a local council by-election, which left several people seriously injured, including the ruling party’s Lansana Fadika and the winner of the election – opposition SLPP candidate – Mohamed Kanu Mansaray. As though Saturday’s [Read More]
Abdul R Thomas – Editor 14 January 2012 Today is a sad day for politics and democracy in Sierra Leone, as ruling APC party stalwarts recover in hospital from serious wounds, sustained during a political rally at a by-election in Eastern Freetown. It is not certain who is responsible for [Read More]
21 December 2011 Since the enactment of the 2004 Local Government Act, which devolves power to Local Councils in Sierra Leone, for the delivery of basic services such as education, health, water supply and solid waste management, successive governments in Freetown have failed woefully to provide the human as [Read More]
21 December 2011 When president Koroma announced early this year that 2011 is the year of project implementation for his government, many questioned what the government had been doing since it came to power in 2007.
8 December 2011 The international Monetary Fund (IMF) last night issued its assessment report on the health of the Sierra Leone economy, ending several weeks of speculation as to the direction and effectiveness of the government’s fiscal and monetary policy.