SLPP Reaches a Cross-Road: Either to Victory or Total Dissolution

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From L to R: Kandeh Yumkella, Earnest Domahina, John Benjamin, Adrew Keili, Alpha Timbo There has been a seismic shift in power in the National Executive Council (NEC) of Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP party tonight, after the council voted at its meeting in the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown to expel and suspend some of its most senior executive members. Among the list of those that have...

The “No Vacancy” APC Mantra: a Recipe for Disaster?

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Farook A. K. Sesay, author PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH’s inglorious defeat in last week’s presidential elections in the Gambia is a manifestation of a new wave of people’s power and a hard knock lesson in over confidence and underestimating the general political will of the electorate! Beleaguered mama Sierra Leone’s governing party, the ALL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS party should be au fait with this...

Maada Bio Frowns at the SLPP’s 10 Man Committee

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Brig. Rtd. Julius Maada Bio 32 Juba Terrace, Juba Freetown December 1, 2016 Chairman and Leader Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) 15 Wallace Johnson Street Freetown Dear Chief Kapen,  Conducts of Lower Level Elections and the Role and Composition of 10-Man Committee Let me start by thanking your administration for all the efforts made to conduct lower level elections amidst some challenges. I...

YAD Celebrates ITC Graduation and Youth Cohesion Match in a Grand Style

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YAD organized today its long awaited certification and graduation ceremony in Kenema city.  The ceremony which took place at the organization’s headquarters at Duawoh Street, attracted hundreds of participants from diverse sectors of the society including academicians,  traditional, religious and political leaders, and  respective families of the graduates. Cross-section of Graduates and YAD Staff Presenting...

THE KENETICS OF KHANISM: A REQUIEM FOR 2018

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Two new words that will profoundly and predictably be in the 2017/18 lexicography of Sierra Leone presidential race will be: khanism and Khanistas. For those out of the loop – Khanism is a new ideological philosophy to holistically uphold, adhere, and energise President EBK’s legacy, full throttle. And Khanistas means – those who subscribe religiously and ready to defend the ideologue and philosophy...

Sierra Leone President’s Austerity Measure: is it a Step Too Late?

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Dr. Sorie Gassama, Author It is no jaw-dropper to me and maybe to many other Sierra Leoneans that the President has suddenly come up with new measures of austerity to control the country’s continuous appalling and nightmarish economic situation. Who couldn’t have guessed so, considering the way things have been evolving. The big question is: Should the president have done this eight years ago?...

Kabs Kanu Responds to Mustapha Sesay’s Letter

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When some Sierra Leoneans always respond to salient analyses of national issues with a rush of blood to their heads, abandoning their thinking caps,  you should  always expect disjointed thinking, illogical arguments and conclusions , sound and fury and no sense or substance, exactly what I posited in my first article. The same mistake has been committed by Mr.  Mustapha M.K. Sesay, who has abandoned...

ECOWAS Court Cannot Reverse a Supreme Court Verdict or Enforce on a Member State an Undomesticated Treaty

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Open Letter to Leeroy Kabbs Kanu Dear Mr Kanu, Please find below a rejoinder to your article titled, ‘ECOWAS Court cannot reverse a Supreme Court verdict or enforce on a member state an undomesticated Treaty’.  I accept the fact that you have a right to your opinion; first, as a human being, and second, as a Sierra Leonean, and third, as a Government official. However, even before articulating...

ECOWAS Court Cannot Reverse a Supreme Court Verdict or Enforce on a Member State an Undomesticated Treaty

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When I listened to the MAMBA TV ‘s audio   interview of people it claimed were approached on the streets ( Though there is no evidence by way of video streaming or pictures that the so-called interview was conducted through random sampling ) , I learnt once again that some of our people are wallowing in ignorance and only argue from an emotional, instead of conceptual and sound analytical perspective. The...

Sierra Leone, UAE Sign Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement

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Amb.-Timbo-and-UAE-Economy-minister-smiling-after-signing-agreement. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Republic of Sierra Leone last week signed an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement in the commercial Emirati city of Dubai. The Deputy Minister of Economic and Technical Cooperation, His Excellency, Eng. Mohammed al Shemsi represented the UAE and Sierra Leone’s resident Ambassador in...

YAD Signs Revolving Loan Contract With Young Photographers in Kenema District

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Programme Coordinator, Othman Sheriff, awarding the best photographer in Kenema Youth in Action for Development has on past Friday supported young photographers in Kenema district. The colourful ceremony which took place at YAD’s Multipurpose Youth Resource Centre at Duawoh Street in Kenema on Friday 28 October 2016, was witnessed by countless dignitaries anddecision-makers including Madam Esther...

Is Sierra Leone’s Economy Under Economic Recession?

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Real economic recession is defined as a decline in Gross Domestic product (GDP).The economic health of a nation depends on the growth of the GDP, the rate of inflation and the unemployment index of its population. Could the recent austerity measures by the government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) be a wakeup call that our economy is tanking? The move to slash spending across the board and freezing all government...

Government to Implement Policy Measures to Tackle Economic Slowdown

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 President Ernest Bai Koroma The government today agreed to implement a wide range of policy measures to address the current economic challenges facing the country following an emergency Cabinet meeting this morning at State House. It would be recalled that on March 9, 2016, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma established a Cabinet Subcommittee to proffer short to medium term measures on expenditure rationalization...

West Africa Single Currency: The Lesson to Learn From European Single Currency

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Western Africa states which are represented by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a commission comprised of countries of 15 States with an equivalent of 300 million people. These numbers account for 4.5% of the world’s population and just 0.5% of the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP). With an anticipated annual economic growth averaging approximately 5%, ECOWAS is now exploring...

AMR GoldAttends World Bank Symposium on Sierra Leone Economic Recovery

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AMR Gold Country Director interacts with Suppliers AMR Gold new Country Director-Luke Rogers on Thursday, 15th September 2106 attended a one day symposium organized by a member of the World Bank Group. The “Meet the Buyer” Symposium held at the Bintumani Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown brought together more than two hundred participants from the public and private sectors to help Small and Medium Enterprises...