Wednesday, July 17, 2019


    JUNE 16, 2019   By Arolyn Koroma   The most bizarre and irrational political Recall in history took place in the World’s Citadel of Democracy in Washington, D C, in the Washington Metropolitan Chapter (WMCC) USA. It occurred due to what I referred to as an urge to make “Double Standardism”. “don’t do what I do, but do what I say”.   Pa Bongo Fire Subba (Cocorioco), who is the Headman of the Political Wing of the Pygmy’s Government in the Congo Forest, can come to the United States of America to give a lecture on Democracy’s primary …continue reading

Where is President Dr. Maada Bio of Sierra Leone?

Staff Writer Sierra Leone’s media – both news and social, are awash with rumours and innuendos. concerning the whereabout of president Julius Maada Bio, who has not been seen in public or heard from, for several days. The president whose staff at State House are normally quick to issue a statement informing the public about the president’s itinerary – especially his travel plans, are this time however, keeping tight-lipped. Despite several days of speculation  about president Bio’s escapade, ranging from poor health which many say is failing, to the president taking what his supporters say is a well-earned holiday in …continue reading

Politics At The Bar-Sierra Leone’s Legal Profession in the 21st Century-The Way Forward

By Abdul Rashid Thomas (SLT) July 7, 2019 Co-Author- Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara Esq As we move through the second decade of the twenty-first century, the legal profession in our beloved Sierra Leone confronts a confluence of pressures and realities that have the potential to greatly change how law is practiced at all levels of the profession. Like multiple rivers coming together to create a larger more powerful river, these pressures and realities are coming together to exert inordinate pressure on the legal profession for change. While no one can predict the future with a high degree of accuracy, we can …continue reading

President Bio Pays Millions of Dollars to Former President Koroma And Senior Government Officials

By Abdul Rashid Thomas (SLT ) July 7, 2019 Former president Koroma, former vice president, ministers and senior officials of the previous APC government have today received an inflation bursting windfall from president Julius Maada Bio, amounting to millions of dollars. This massive windfall is in lieu of their end of service benefits and gratuities, after the Koroma government lost elections held in March last year. These payments have been regarded by the opposition APC as a major bone of contention for their party, which is led by former president Koroma. It is understood that president Bio has decided to …continue reading

Here’s What You Need to Know About U. S. Iran Crisis

CNN Staff Writer Jun 21, 2019 Tensions between the US and Iran are at their highest level in years after Tehran shot down an American drone on Thursday. The confrontation has raised fears that a conflict between the two countries would quickly spiral into a wider war that could consume the entire region. Here’s a look at how we got here. Why is this happening now? The roots of the latest Iran-US crisis go back to 2018, when US President Donald Trump walked away from the Iranian nuclear deal, one of the signature achievements of his predecessor Barack Obama, and …continue reading

Lungi Toll Fee Bridge Without Huge Government Debt

  Staff Writer _State House, Freetown , June 19,  2019i His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has told the investors’ conference on the tender process for the proposed Lungi Bridge that infrastructural investments should not burden the country with huge debt. “We believe infrastructural investments…should be financed in a way that the public and future generations are not liable for that debt. So we are not going to build a bridge or an airport for which the people of Sierra Leone are going to pay back a high-interest loan for 10, 20, or 30 years. That simply does not …continue reading

Former Vice President Alj. Dr. Sam Sumana and the Port Loko Saga

 by Aruna Turay June  18, 2019 Police have confirmed to AYV that they prevented opposition leader Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana and ‘an illegal crowd’ of hundreds of supporters from entering Port Loko on Sunday 16th June 2019 because they failed to seek police clearance to do so. Sam Sumana is sacked former vice president of Sierra Leone and current Leader of the Coalition for Change (C4C) party. Past Sunday, he set out to visit Port Loko town to watch a football match between Bai Bureh Warriors of Port Loko town and the Freetown-based FC Johansen on a friendly match at …continue reading

America Another War Planning?: Iran Tensions ‘Disturbingly Reminiscent’ of Run up to Iraq War

By Devan Cole, CNN Jun 16, 2019 Washington (CNN) – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday expressed concern about the Trump administration’s Iran saber-rattling, drawing a comparison to the rising tensions during the Bush administration that led to the Iraq War. “Well, I think we need a measured assessment of information as it continues to come in. There’s no question that Iran has a pattern of malign activities. There’s also no question that there is a pattern that is disturbingly reminiscent of the run up to the war in Iraq, in some cases being driven by the same people,” …continue reading

The APC Party Needs Political Leaders with Experience and Not Village Parrots

By Umaru Jalloh June 15, 2019 Fellow Sierra Leoneans it is absolutely wrong to see some segment of our political community or political group outside the country or inside Sierra Leone trying to persuade young men and young women at home, to go out there in-great number and wage unnecessary violent demonstrations at home , while those who have enjoyed the fruits of the APC party hibernated underground from public eyes . Sierra Leoneans have seen in their midst those who used to serve in the EBK administration are nowhere to be seen. They have chicken-out of the country, now …continue reading

UNESCO Pledges Support for Free Quality Education in Sierra Leone

Staff Writer June  13, 20019 A high-level delegation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, led by its Regional Director, Ydo Yao, has met with His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at State House to pledge their support to Government’s Free Quality Education Programme. UNESCO is a UN body that seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, Science and Culture. It develops educational tools to help people live as global citizens, free of hate and intolerance. The UN body also works so that each child and citizen has access to quality education. In his presentation, …continue reading