Sierra Leone Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:04:36 GMTSierra Leone Ruling Party Cries Foul
[East African] Still reeling in the pain of its shock defeat in the first round of this month's presidential election, Sierra Leone's governing party has accused the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of conniving with foreign forces to push for reg...Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:17:12 GMTSierra Leone Tests Blockchain Technology for Tallying Election Results
[RFI] Sierra Leone has become one of the first countries to trial the use of blockchain technology during elections. A Swiss-based company called Agora used technology similar to that underpinning the BitCoin cryptocurrency to provide a partial count...Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:35:21 GMTWhy KKY should Not Follow the Bandwagon
[Concord] The March 7 elections have been hotly contested, with the two traditional political parties - the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) - maintaining their dominance in the political landsca...Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:35:00 GMT'Party Leaders Should Focus On Voters' Education Than Rallies'
[Concord] President of the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, Bishop John K. Yambasu, has told Concord Times in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that the percentage of void votes in the just concluded elections was alarming and that political lead...Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:34:43 GMTAs the Main Political Parties Prepare for Run-Offup's Femi Cole Says the Best Person Will Prevail
[Concord] Presidential candidate for the Unity Party (UP), Femi Claudius Cole, has in an exclusive interview with Concord Times stated that no matter what people think, only the best person will prevail as winner in the 2018 presidential run-off elec...
Sierra Leone Patriotic Vanguard CAFI expresses concern over Sierra Leone elections
According to its website, the Commonwealth Africa Initiative (CAFI) is a Pan Commonwealth organisation with a mandate to promote the interest of the African bloc of the Commonwealth of Nations and foster more opportunities for Commonwealth Citizens ...Sierra Leone: Police asks NEC secretary to report for statement
The Criminal Investigations Department of the Sierra Leone Police force has requested Albert Williams (photo), the National Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Commission to report at their headquarters to make a statement.
The re...Ontario: Stronger hospitals, better care
Today (March 22), Premier Kathleen Wynne announced there will be an additional $822 million investment in Ontario hospitals in 2018-19 — an increase of 4.6 per cent.
The Premier was joined by Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Health and Long-Term Car...Sierra Leone run-off: Charles Margai endorses Bio, NGC goes neutral
By Our Correspondent
Veteran politician Charles Francis Margai, leader of the People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has endorsed SLPP leader Julius Maada Bio for Sierra Leone's run-off election next Tuesday.
Margai (photo) made the declarat...The uncertainty of university loans in Sierra Leone
By Chrissy Jones, United Kingdom
A source within Sierra Leone's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) revealed to the press that the 39-60% tuition fees currently paid by the government to subsidy amounts paid by university students, ...
Sierra Leone Standard Times Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:48:53 +0000AHEAD OF 2018 MARCH 7TH GENERAL ELECTIONS: National Grand Coalition sets priorities for Land and Environmental Management
Apart from supporting the Conservation of Biodiversity and prioritize ecosystems by extending forestry conservation areas, the NGC also plans in its Manifesto to “re-survey and effectively demarcate forest reserve areas” and “support the protec...Tue, 06 Feb 2018 02:28:39 +0000Towards Improving Land Governance in Sierra Leone: Issues for Political Parties for the March 2018 Elections
By John Adune The aim of this paper is to encourage the involvement of political parties and their flag bearers to take a position on land issues in the interest of land owners and land users in order to earn their votes. They have remained too silen...Tue, 06 Feb 2018 01:37:04 +0000Society for Climate Change Communications commits next Government to double up efforts towards Environmental Issues
By Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya It is no more a secret that environmental issues ranging from Climate Change, drought, deforestation to name but a few are global issues of concern. This is why each year, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:06:20 +0000THE DUAL CITIZENSHIP DEBACLE
The recent debacle over the qualification of citizens of Sierra Leone to be elected to serve as members of parliament, ministers and deputy ministers or even the presidency have opened a can of worms into the effectiveness of our immigration departme...Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:03:14 +0000A year after Jammeh’s exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows
FILE- In this Thursday Jan. 26, 2017 file photo, Gambian President Adama Barrow greets the crowds after arriving at Banjul airport in Gambia. In the year since the world marvelled at the fall of African dictator Yahya Jammeh, the tiny nation of Gambi...