Thursday, October 17, 2019

International Day of The Girl Child: Girls Right Must Be Protectedd-

By Mariama Janet Deen Since 2012, 11th October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl Child, after the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 66/170 declaring it – a day of commemoration. The International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges faced by girls all over the world; and promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights Nearly 25 years ago, some 30,000 women and men from nearly 200 countries arrived in Beijing, China for the fourth world conference on women, determined to recognize the rights of women and …continue reading

Former Hon. Leonard Logus Koroma, Diaspora Coordinator Is Back In Diaspora Politics Bringing More Problems Than Solutions?

  By Arolyn I. Koroma (Photo: Hon. Leonard Balogun Logus Koroma) Hon. Logos Koroma is endowed with relentless courage, he is industrious and dynamic. He is also a visionary, but above all he has a profound knowledge of diaspora issues. It was these unique attributes that propelled his appointment as Diaspora Coordinator. He dominated the diaspora politics for five painful and treacherous years of his ten years in the Earnest B. Koroma administration. Hon. Logus Koroma was viewed as one who understood Diaspora problems more than any officials and more so, because he was closer to the former president Ernest …continue reading

WAFU Nation’s Cup Sierra Leone Defeat Liberia 1-0

Courtesy of the DailyObserver / Liberia will now play Niger in the plate completion for losers on October 6. (Photo: ESPN Africa) Liberia’s WAFU team will now participate in the Plate completion for losers at the 2019 WAFU Nations Cup, having suffered a 1-0 defeat against Sierra Leone on Monday, September 30 at the Stade Lat Dior in Dakar, Senegal. Sierra Leone held on to their 1-0 lead to progress to the quarterfinals of the Cup competition a day after the game was postponed due to “floodlight failure.” The game, which started on Sunday night, was postponed after 71 minutes …continue reading

Sierra Leone President Dr. Julius Maada Bio’s United Nations Speech, September 26, 2019

: State House: Staff Writer His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has told the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly that eradicating poverty can only be achieved by developing and improving on a nations’ greatest resource – the people. “Skilled, healthy, and productive human beings are pathways to global success and prosperity. As a nation, we see human capital development as a critical enabler for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. My Government has, therefore, allocated 21% of the national budget to education,” he said, adding that as a consequence the country, in under two years, had seen …continue reading

Why Is Africa Poor?

20 September 2019: Staff Writer (SLT) Most African countries have vast mineral resources, a rapidly growing population that is increasingly well-educated, and have been the recipients of a huge amount of development aid. Why then do most of them continue to be amongst the most poverty-stricken places in the World? The evolutionary origins of all mankind may be in a tiny area in the rift valley of modern-day Kenya, but the World has been tough on its common homeland. This is partly because of the way that Africa rules itself, but primarily because it suits the key global economic players …continue reading

Sierra Leone, A Commentary On Exchange Rate

By Sammy D. Massaquoi It seems that whenever an economy is in problems, the citizens enroll in a mandatory economics class. The class of 2019 describes a citizenry in search of a better narrative as they grapple with the daily challenges of living, for ours has been a greed-infested society, in which corruption permeated our politics, businesses and the public service. Yet, what bothers me most is the sheer hypocrisy of some of our compatriots, many of whom contributed greatly to our sad state of affairs, but are now among the loudest in pointing out the ills of the economy, …continue reading

NRM The Fighting Chance For Sierra Leone’s APC

September 19, 2019 By Umaru Fofana It is an incontrovertible fact that Sierra Leone’s political parties lack adequate internal democracy, something they badly need if good governance is to take a foothold in a country where every political party that has come to power has by and large behaved in as much the same way as the other. This is because however a leader ascends to power so shall they rule the country or institution. So in the case of a head of state, if they do so through an open and fair democratic process so will they rule! If …continue reading

SLPP wins Falaba Re-Run Parliamentary By-Election 2019

September 17, 2019: Start Writer Sierra Leone’s ruling SLPP party has won yesterday’s by-election in Falaba constituency 040, in the Koinadugu district, northern province of the country, according to provisional results released by the National Electoral Commission (NEC).. SLPP got 56.7% with 4,122 votes, and APC 40.3% with a total of 2,927. Commenting on the results, opposition APC party grandee – Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, said: “It is true that under Tejan Kabbah, most of Koinadugu/Falaba (up to 75%) was SLPP until 2007 when APC turned the tables and Koinadugu became 75% APC, leaving SLPP with only two parliamentary seats, …continue reading

Mr. Secretary Give APC-USA Their Freedom And Democracy- They Need It Now

   September 15, 2019 By Umaru Jalloh (W.Times) The present APC party needs to revive it self and try to rectify most of the sad mistakes President Koroma accepted to have made. The idea of selection adopted by the APC party is burning most of the APC party political bridges and is inherently creating political setbacks and unnecessary tension within the APC party. 2023 can only be possible for the APC party’s victory when the party makes some pivotal and fundamental changes. This will make it possible for the APC to regain its past honor and traction. Selfishness and greed …continue reading

President Dr. Julius Maada Bio Supports Hon. Sidi Tunis, MP For Speaker Of ECOWAS Parliament

September 15, 2019 By Abdul Malik Bangura Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has in a televised video message to Members of Parliament of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS), aired at the Extra Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament currently ongoing in Monrovia, Liberia, endorsing his absolute support for the Leader of Government Business in Sierra Leone’s Parliament – Sidi Tunis MP, to serve as Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament. Sidi Mohamed Tunis is a native of Pujehun District. He is the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party’s (SLPP) Member of Parliament for Constituency 101 in the Southern …continue reading