Is president Koroma preparing the ground for a battle?

Sheku Lexmond Koroma Why has president Koroma failed to heed to the oath he took when the presidency was awarded to him in 2007? Since he came to power, his government has embarked on using brow-beating tactics and actions to scare the opposition and deny them justice, by continually twirling [Read More]


“African Peer Review Mechanism is making progress” – says Amos Sawyer

7 February 2012 In 2003 the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the continental development plan, initiated the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). Since then 30 countries have joined the voluntary arrangement. How well has this process been working, and what lies ahead? A member of the APRM’s Panel of [Read More]


March 2009 – Remembering SLPP’s victims of political violence and the disturbing legacy of president Koroma’s APC

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2012: For the past three or more weeks, our political discourse has been overshadowed by one evil: political violence. Understandably, most well-meaning Sierra Leoneans have been appalled by the re-surfacing of the spate of political violence, as we continue to live with [Read More]

News in Perspective

Head of UN Peace building Mission in Sierra Leone recalled

Dennis Kabatto 4 February 2012 A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, announced in a statement released Thursday, that Mr. Michael von der Schulenburg – the Executive Representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of its mission in Sierra Leone, will depart Freetown for New York on Monday, February 6, 2012. Though, Mr. [Read More]


The crisis that shook Sierra Leone’s political foundation forty-five years ago

Mohamed Kutubu Koroma 3 February 2012 As the people of Sierra Leone brace themselves for a presidential and general elections taking place in November, 2012, questions have been raised as to whether the polls will be free, fair, transparent and non-violent. Recent political violence does not inspire much confidence. But [Read More]


Opposition SLPP presidential candidate – Julius Maada Bio calls for a free, fair and non-violent elections in November

1 February 2012 “Time is short. And various options come to mind. One such option is to demand that the Police, including its paramilitary wing, do not carry live arms both in the run-up to and during the elections. Another option is to demand that they reform and correct themselves [Read More]