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Should John Benjamin Sierra Leone Peoples Party Chairman and Leader Quit?
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on May 15, 2011, 03:04
Journalists, political pundits, analysts, and trend observers, have through many articles in the columns of daily tabloids in Sierra Leone, warned this 60 year old grandfather of politics in West Africa – The Sierra Leone People Party (SLPP) of the possible danger of collapse into oblivion, if that party did not change course immediately.



Plea Bargaining: A Shortcut to Justice
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by Philip Neville on Feb 21, 2011, 19:09
Plea bargaining is the process whereby a criminal defendant and prosecutor reached a mutually satisfactory disposition of a criminal case, subject to court approval. Plea bargaining can conclude a criminal case without a trial. When it is successful, plea bargaining results in a plea agreement 



The Blackmail Path to Power....Gbagbo's Intransigence
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by Abdul Tejan-Cole on Dec 11, 2010, 06:35
Incumbent Laurent Gbagbo(Left) Still holding On to Power and (Right) Didier Drogba
On December 2, Côte d’Ivoire’s Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) declared opposition leader Alassane Ouattara the winner of the country’s November presidential election with 54.1% of the vote. The incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, gained 45.9%. The United States, European Union, Canada, and United Nations Secretary-General all congratulated Ouattara and called on Gbagbo to respect the people’s will




Money Talks.. Usman Boie Buys SLPP Delegates…Wins Makeni Ballots, Change Convention Venue
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on Dec 3, 2010, 16:47
SLPP Presidential Aspirant 62-Year-Old Retired Director of Mines Usman Boie Looking as Young as Ever
Candidates for the Sierra Leone Peoples Party leadership election scheduled for March 2011should be prepared to receive the biggest shocker in their political engagement. The ground work for victory of one of the contenders that could be described as a new member who joined the party in 2002 and contested for the Leadership of the party is almost at the concluding stage.




President Koroma Congratulates 672 Sierra Leoneans in Saudi Arabia
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by Alhaji Jalloh, Information Attaché, Sierra Leone Embassy, Riyadh-Saudi Arabia on Nov 21, 2010, 02:14
Female Sierra Leonean pilgrims in Saudi
Sierra Leones
’s President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has congratulated 672 Sierra Leonean pilgrims currently performing the 2010 Hajj for their successful completion




This Is An Embarrassment To President Ernest Koroma
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on Nov 18, 2010, 20:04
The madness surrounding our nations breadbasket-the Sierra Leone National Revenue Authority (NRA)- speaks clearly that the Haja Kallah led maladministration must have resigned from office and ask President Ernest Bai Koroma, the People of this country and our numerous donors



Le50 Million To Run in Sierra Leone: A Recipe For Corrupt Leadership and Government
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on Oct 11, 2010, 20:45
As long as we continue to live on planet earth, history will always be made, be it good or bad, and will continue to be made to the end of time, especially in small and underdeveloped countries like Sierra Leone where, in mankind’s greatest irony



A ROTTEN EGG IN PRESIDENT KOROMA`S “AGENDA FOR CHANGE?”
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on Oct 5, 2010, 09:36
Therefore, HE, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, must pay serious attention to media reports and or fair comments that can indeed help him in monitoring the effective implementation of his popular “Agenda for Change”, which aims at aggressively, but professionally kick-starting the “turnaround” of the social, economic and political decadence of the country (evidently visible around the country), as we brace up to not reflect, but project 50 years of independence.



This Letter is in Reponse to an Article Published in the Standard Times by a Former Employee of the United Nations
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on Aug 24, 2010, 20:39
I was among several United Nations Staff representatives at Geneva and New York United Nations Headquarters and other United Nations Secretariat Offices worldwide, who took part in the official discussions with OHRM staff within the United Nations Secretariat at several International Civil Service 



Trial at Sierra Leone Court...Let It Be in The Interest of Justice
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on Aug 10, 2010, 20:34
The outcome of a matter involving a Company known as Communication Warehouse with Office at Skye Street in Freetown, Sierra Leone and the Skye Bank the end-product of the trial has been over-delayed at the law court without end. The fate of the Company



Amnesty International Report: Impunity for Conflict Diamond Trafficking Remains a Burning Issue
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on Aug 4, 2010, 17:31
Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia Accused of Committing War Crimes
During Sierra Leone’s civil war, approximately 75,000 civilians were killed, though estimates of conflict-related deaths range from 50,000 to 200,000. Over one-third of the population was displaced (more than 2 million people). Women and girls in Sierra Leone suffered extraordinary levels of rape and sexual violence




Sierra Leone’s Immigration Service Needs Strong Reforms
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on Jul 6, 2010, 19:52
The role of Sierra Leone as a state among the vast array of advanced and developing nations in the world is therefore unique, but demanding. Perched, on a relatively small peace of land on the West Coast of Africa



“I Don’t Envy Sheka Tarawallie’s Job...Am Happy To Sell Newspapers”
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by Philip Neville on Jun 24, 2010, 11:05
The Office of a Press Secretary is a novel idea in Sierra Leone. The same way Presidential  Spokesman was a new concept introduced by ex-president Kabbah. A Spokesman is the mouthpiece of the President and his public pronouncement can make or break his boss.



Who Is Supporting CSE Contracts Monopoly In Sierra Leone
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by on Jun 23, 2010, 09:33

The Waterloo-Tombo road funded by the Islamic Development Bank and constructed by the CSE construction company has been described by parents, whose children are the victims of mal-road construction and poor irrigation as a death trap. Experts in road construction and management 





Sierra Leone’s President Koroma Himself An Image-Brander!
NEWS > Commentaries
Posted by Sorie Sudan in London on May 5, 2010, 03:04
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is back from Durban, South Africa, where he was honoured with the prestigious Africa Peace Award on behalf of the government and of Sierra Leone




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