Alpha Kawusu 6 January 2012 Many political pundits believe that a swift consolidation of democratic institutions naturally follows the establishment of a democratic regime. While this may be the case in many political formations, the Sierra Leonean experience has been different as an antiquated administrative and bureaucratic culture has failed [Read More]
Theophilus Sahr Gbenda 6 January 2012 The Regional Chairman -North, of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), Stanley Bangura, who now officially doubles as Media Consultant for Addax Bioenergy Limited, has threatened to warrant a libel suit in respect of an article published under the byline above, in which [Read More]
“The ‘New Direction’ imposes on the political leadership the responsibility to provide for our people the basic amenities of a life at affordable cost and guarantees employment to those who are willing and able to work, particularly our youth.
Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 January 2012 Sierra Leoneans woke up on Sunday, 1st January 2012 to welcome the most crucial and momentous year since the end of the rebel war. For the first time in our budding democracy, the 2012 elections will focus on issues and personalities rather [Read More]
Yusuf Keketoma Sandi 2 January 2012 2011 was a remarkable year, as the ‘Political Hurricane Eviction’ hits ruling parties around the world. Whether in Sao Tome and Principe – August 2011, Cape Verde – August 2011, Zambia – September 2011, Spain – November 2011, and now finally Jamaica – December [Read More]
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 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 [Read More]
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 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. But looking at the plethora of infrastructure projects, especially road rehabilitation [Read More]
13 December 2011 Sierra Leone’s general and presidential elections will take place in November next year, and already both the two main parties – APC and SLPP, are raising the stakes to a level not previously witnessed in the country’s most recent electoral history. The unprecedented early pre-election campaigning has [Read More]
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.