Editorial

Sierra Leone’s Information Ministry’s impressive performance

John Baimba Sesay – Beijing, China 7 January 2012 Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989). He has always been remembered as the great communicator, as a result of his simple ability to speak to the hearts of Americans and connect with the people. The oratory [Read More]

Editorial

The poverty of democracy in Sierra Leone

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]

Editorial

SLAJ boss threatens libel suit over thought provoking piece

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]

Politics

Welcome 2012 – the need for a “New Direction” in Sierra Leone

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]

Editorial

Opposition kicks out ruling party in Jamaica: The lessons for President Koroma’s APC

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]

News in Perspective

World Bank investing $26 million to improve delivery of vital local services in Sierra Leone

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]

Editorial

SLPP presidential candidate – Julius Maada Bio raises his international profile

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]