Wednesday, July 17, 2019

International News

The Education Minister Hon. Alpha Osman Timbo is Bringing Back Respect to Sierra Leone’s Education and Examinations

  Monday, June 11, 2019 By Desmond Jones The Education Minister Alpha Osman Timbo is Bringing Back Respect to Sierra Leone Education and Examinations. By Desmond Jones June 10, 2019 The Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education Alpha Osman Timbo is working very Hard to Restore integrity in Sierra Leone’s Schools Examinations. From a historical perspective, Sierra Leone has lost “the Athens of Africa” adage. An advanced system of education like non other that  is only found in Sierra Leone, West Africa for many years. For about thirty years, Sierra Leone’s successive governments placed a low premium on educational …continue reading

The World’s Top Economies Lay out Principles on Debt Sustainability at G20 Meeting

  Staff Writer June 10, 2019 *FUKUOKA, Japan Finance leaders from the world’s top economies on Sunday adopted new principles to ensure countries that lend and borrow for infrastructure spending do so in a sustainable manner, a move seen as addressing concerns that China’s lending practices have saddled some emerging nations with huge debt.* *The principles, signed off by the Group of 20 finance leaders who gathered in the southern Japan city of Fukuoka, called for securing transparency and responsible, sustainable financing for infrastructure projects.* We stress the importance of maximizing the positive impact of infrastructure to achieve sustainable growth …continue reading

U.S House of Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi Only Wants To See U.S. President Donald Trump In Prison

Nancy Pelosi says she wants to see President Trump ‘in prison’ by New York Post Writer EPA; AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would like to see President Trump “in prison” during a contentious meeting with senior Democrats over whether to launch impeachment proceedings, a report said. Pelosi was speaking with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler at the meeting with Dems when the two clashed over whether to allow Nadler’s committee to start an impeachment inquiry, according to Politico. “I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison,” Pelosi said, according to the paper. A …continue reading

Sa. Leone Bar Association Statements on Election’s Petition’s 14 Days Ruling Delivered on Friday May 31, 2019 and the 9 MP’S Expulsion From Parliament May 31, 2019

SLBA Staff Writer June 4, 2019 The Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) notes the rulings delivered by Justices Komba Kamanda and Alhaji Momo Jah Stevens on 31st May 2019 in the election petition cases involving 16 members of Parliament and the subsequent disturbances. The SLBA REITERATES the importance for all the parties concerned and all Sierra Leoneans to respect the decisions of the High Court of Sierra Leone. Sub-section 1 of section 146 of the Public Elections Act No 4 of 2012 provides aggrieved persons with a right of appeal. The SLBA urges all aggrieved parties who so desire to …continue reading

Africa’s wealthiest Nations on Mineral Resources Live on Hand-Outs

June 4, 2019 Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange control over $1trillion worth of Africa’s resources in just five commodities – oil, gold, diamonds, coal and platinum. My research for the NGO, War on Want, which has just been published, reveals that 101 companies, most of them British, control $305billion worth of platinum, $276billion worth of oil and $216billion worth of coal at current market prices. The ‘Scramble for Africa’ is proceeding apace, with the result that African governments have largely handed over their treasure. Tanzania’s gold, Zambia’s copper, South Africa’s platinum and coal and Botswana’s diamonds are all …continue reading

APC-USA Chairman Unisa I.B.Kanu Prepares to Take the Most Populous Branch in Diaspora to Convention 2019

   By Arolyn I Koroma May 31, 2019 APC-USA Chairman Unisa I. B. Kanu Prepares to take the most Populous Diaspora Branch to Convention 2019 By Arolyn I. Koroma May 30, 2019 The APC-USA Chairman Unisa I. B. Kanu administration’s three years tenure will end in August 16, 2019. The new chairman’s Election seismic tremors can be felt throughout the thirteen (13) chapters. The aspiring contenders Gerrymandering can be felt not only at the Party’s secretariat in Freetown, but the greatest impact are felt in the metropolitan tri-city (Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC) Currently, the Branch is on a period  …continue reading

WAEC Exams Cheating and the Shaming of the Nation of Sierra Leone

May 30, 2019 By Isaac Massaquoi If we miss this opportunity to clean up the conduct of our public exams and the process by which the WAEC office in Sierra Leone conducts them, we should simply put up our hands and surrender to the dark forces of corruption and unbridled criminality who for long have been attacking our national integrity system at its very foundation. The last institution to allow itself to be taken over by the criminal underworld is WAEC given the importance of the certificates they offer to millions of Sierra Leoneans who end up in leadership positions …continue reading

Parliament continues Debate of President Julius Maada Bio’s Address May 28, 2019.

State House Writer SECOND ALLOTTED DAY: The Parliamenthas on Tuesday 28th May 2019 continued the debate on the Presidential Address delivered to Parliament by President Julius Maada Bio on the occasion of the State Opening of the Second Session of the Fifth Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone. *In his contribution to the debate, Hon. Abdul Kargbo of APC said that “equal rights and justice are the precursors to peace and national development”. Speaking on the economy, he accused the Government of spending more than the revenue they had generated over the past one year. He decried the placement …continue reading

The World Bank Assesment Report on Sierra Leone S.L.P.P Government April 2019

Anonymous World Bank Writer Sierra Leone’s economy grew by 7.8% on average during 2003-2014 but contracted by 21% in 2015 following the Ebola outbreak and a decline in the price of iron ore, the main export product. Although the country was declared Ebola free in March 2016, 2) the economic recovery has been volatile. Growth rebounded to 6.4% in 2016 only to decelerate to 3.8% in 2017 and remaining roughly stagnant at 3.7% in 2018. 3) Adding to the challenge of recovery, a large landslide hit Freetown in August 2017, further disrupting economic activity and slowing the pace of the …continue reading

The Importance and History of the Sierra Leone Bintumani Conferences

By Prof. Joe A  D. Allie & Koroma The Nation of Sierra Leone will go dawn in history as among the top few countries in Africa that does not take its glorious and envied history seriously. Just as how it does not have respect for its past legendary leaders, a parallel attitude is being applied to its culture and traditions. However,  considering the many important neglected issues,  this blog only highlights the current Bintumani Conference May 21 through May 23, 2019, that is organized by the current President Bio’s  rulling government. The Bintumani 3 and Bimtumani 4 are but a …continue reading