Monday, September 23, 2019

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

Sierra Leone Education Debate: Quality Versus Quantity

September14, 2019: By Elkass Sannoh The most topical issue in Sierra Leone today, arguably, is the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) results which have exposed the rottenness of the country’s education system. I am premising my article on a speech delivered by the 46th Governor of Texas who later became the 43rd President of the United States of America, George Walker Bush. In his address to the nation on 17th January, 2001, former President of the United States, George W. Bush said, “We cannot move ahead without education. The first order of business is education reform, and we …continue reading

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Bood At Late Zimbabwe President Robert Murgabe’ s Funeral

Courtesy of NYT September 14, 2019 Cyril Ramaphosa paying respects at Robert Mugabe’s funeral Mourners interrupted the funeral for Robert Mugabe with boos and catcalls Saturday as South African president Cyril Ramaphosa tried to eulogize the ousted dictator of Zimbabawe. A recent wave of anti-immigrant violence in Johannesburg, South Africa has killed twelve people and caused widespread looting, forcing hundreds of Zimbabwean and other foreign nationals into shelters after mobs destroyed their businesses and homes. “I stand before you as a fellow African to express my regret and apologize for what has happened in our country,” Ramaphosa said in an …continue reading

Government Of Sierra Leone Agrees To Repeal Criminal And Seditious Libel Laws

:13 September 2019: By Staff Writer Sierra Leone’s cabinet through the Ministry of Information and Communication and the Ministry of Justice, yesterday, Wednesday 11th September 2019, approved a repeal of Part V of the 1965 Public Order Act. The Minister of Information and Communications, Abdul Rahman Swaray says that the Attorney General and Minister of Justice will table the repeal Bill in Parliament, when the legislators resume sessions this month. The Public Order Act of 1965 in Sierra Leone is an Act to consolidate and amend the laws relating to public order. Part V of the act deals with laws …continue reading

APC Leadership Accused Of Sell-Out By It’s Supporters Fo Meeting With President Maada Bio

September 13,  2019 By Abdul R. Thomas   Many members and supporters of the opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) have expressed their dismay at the decision of the APC leadership to meet with president Bio at State House yesterday to discuss peace and national cohesion. They criticise the former president and his executive, accusing them of betrayal and sell-out. But are these criticisms and accusations fair? Speaking to the APC party communications campaign group known as TAGMEN, the APC party Secretary General – Dr Osman Yansaneh said that the APC party will do everything within its power, to help …continue reading

Debate Night: Biden, Warren, Sanders And The Fight For Front Runner

September 12, 2019 By Ursula Perano Axios The top 10 Democratic presidential candidates sparred on health care, criminal justice, gun control, immigration, trade and the military in the third debate. But 3 contestants have clearly become the top contenders: Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.The big picture: The 3 are firmly divided, with Warren and Sanders residing far left of Biden on issues including Medicare for All, college tuition and views of the overall “system.” Warren and Biden will debate for the first time in Houston, with previous debates’ 2-night splits having kept them apart. . Warren has …continue reading