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Sierra Leone Politics: Emergency, SLPP, Sections 77(1)(k) & 77(1)(L)
The State of Emergency declared by President Koroma on August 7th 2015 to enable the country continue to combat the threat of Ebola, will expire tomorrow August 28th 2015 unless it is first ratified by at least two-thirds of Parliamentarians. Factually, ruling APC of President Koroma does not have up to two thirds of seats in the Parliament and so some opposition SLPP MPs will have to vote in favour of the extension before it can be ratified.
Aug 27, 2015, 17:17
Sierra Leone Airport Terror Alerts : Did Bio Set Up Yumkella or is Yumkella Just Ignorant?
However, what has raised eyebrows is the fact that one of the arrested men is the same man who was arrested on Elections day of 17th November 2012, carrying cutlasses as an undercover intelligence and security officer of Julius Maada Bio, the defeated SLPP presidential candidate. He was with the cutlasses right inside Bio’s jeep at the time of his arrest. He was charged to court and spent time at Pademba Road prisons. He was subsequently released recently. Now, there is significant tension between Bio and Yumkella as the latter is contesting against the former to be the SLPP presidential candidate for next elections. So the thought of at least one of Bio’s cutlass-wielding bodyguards being amongst those deliberately dressed in such a manner to raise suspicion at the airport is curious to many. Clearly, the way the men were dressed in a weaponised manner is what caused their arrest.
Aug 24, 2015, 12:12
NERC News Update: Safe & Dignified Burials
1. The Safe and Dignified Burials (SDB) protocols remain the same and will continue to be adhered to.
Aug 20, 2015, 17:10
Saluting Memory of Late President Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah = REFLECTION =
It was on Sunday 15th August 2004, exactly 11 years ago today that I wrote what I will call 'so long a letter' to the then President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. At the time, I was the Internet & Website Consultant managing and advising on President Kabbah's official State House website. On my way to visit The Gambia, I had suffered a plane crash and Transport authorities of the Sierra Leone government, in a bid to hide the fact that a plane had crashed, had pretended no such incident happened.
Aug 17, 2015, 12:10
Sierra Leone President Safeguards Citizens’ Health with a Brand New State of Emergency in Sierra Leone
History has been made in Sierra Leone on morning of Friday 7th August 2015 with President Koroma declaring a fresh State of Emergency to fight Ebola and hence safeguard the health of his citizens. The previous State of Emergency had expired at midnight prior without Parliament being summoned to debate an extension of it.
Aug 10, 2015, 12:12
Learn about Presidential Veto in America
A presidential veto in the United States of America is the rejection of a bill passed by Congress (Parliament). This article provides a brief overview of procedures involved in vetoing a bill and the ways Congress can respond to a presidential veto.
Aug 10, 2015, 12:11
Sierra Leone: When a Complaint of no merit exposes Alleged Rogue Judge Halloway and his Friend the Complainant
Independent Observer on 9th June 2009 explained in great detail of how alleged rogue Judge Halloway held a conversation right inside his Private Chambers at the Law Courts with a female Litigant in a Matter he was Presiding over and how, during the conversation, the said female litigant placed Le500,000 cash in an envelope on the alleged rogue judge’s table. Click link above for more on this monumental judicial shame and disgrace as uncovered by ACC in 2009.
Jul 22, 2015, 17:12
State House Researcher Highlights Processes in 100 Buses Purchase
However, despite the understandable irritation at the persistent probing, political analysts say the level of public scrutiny on governance and public financial management, government’s openness and the readiness of its officials to respond to public enquiry is a good indication of how far Sierra Leone has come in its democratic development. At the same time, other observers hold the view that whilst such public scrutiny is important, it is also imperative that it is exercised in a civil and constructive manner without the tilt towards scoring cheap political capital.
Jul 20, 2015, 12:12
UNMEER Sierra Leone Chief Gives Hope on Ebola
Interview with Bintu Keita, UN’s Ebola Crisis Manager in Sierra Leone
Jul 16, 2015, 17:06
MFWA: JOURNALISM ETHICS: Increasing Incidents of Unprofessional Media Conduct Worrying
Cases of unprofessional media conduct and consequent sanctions by the judiciary or media regulatory bodies have been on the rise in a number of West Africa countries in recent times.
Jun 29, 2015, 12:04
Sierra Leone has Government with National Character as APC Disarms SLPP Political Weapon
It used to be easy for opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) to demonise ruling All Peoples Congress as so disliking South-Easterners and Mendes that APC never gives appointments or jobs to South-Easterners. It was a potent political weapon for SLPP. During 2012 elections it was the main campaign tool for defeated SLPP presidential candidate. However, that weapon of SLPP no longer works because of unifying leadership skills of Ernest Bai Koroma.
Jun 26, 2015, 17:12
Sierra Leone: A Survivor’s Mission to ‘Revenge’ on Ebola
Twenty-seven-year-old Bintu Massaquoi was cheerfully narrating how she survived the Ebola virus disease until she was asked how much she missed her husband and her five-year-old child, both killed by the disease. Her mood suddenly changed. She paused, stared into the sky, and squeezed her eyes so tightly that tears flowed uncontrollably.
Jun 26, 2015, 17:04
In Sierra Leone, a Lawyer took Bar Association into the Mud
My personal opinion is that the Sierra Leone Bar Association means well for this country in the same way this newspaper means well.
Jun 24, 2015, 23:22
Sierra Leone President returns hale & hearty
Fellow Sierra Leoneans and Friends of Sierra Leone, a very Hale and Hearty President Ernest Bai Koroma has just been warmly welcomed back home at Lungi (by his Honourable Vice President Victor Foh and other officials) upon his return from his routine annual medical check-up with European specialists. An annual trip His Excellency has been privately undertaking now for the last 20 years - since the time he was a highly successful international business executive through his years as Opposition Leader to now he is doing his final term as Head of State.
Jun 23, 2015, 17:00
Alleged Rogue Judge Allan Halloway & Boto Bata Ruling
The Independent Media Commission Act is one of the simplest we have in Sierra Leone. It is plain and straight forward.
Jun 18, 2015, 17:14
Sierra Leone : A Presidency, Wives & Minister in Presidency
I heard a Kono gentleman over a radio programme on Saturday June 13th 2015, describing a former Vice President as “His Excellency Sam Sumana”.
Jun 15, 2015, 12:12
Parliament Ratifies Public Emergency Regulations for Another 90 Days
The Parliament of Sierra Leone, after a protracted debate on the 11th June 2015 through a collection of voices; passed the extension of the Public Emergency Regulations (PERs): Constitutional Instrument No. 5 which was laid before Parliament on the 21st August, 2014; by majority of the Members present and voting with some dissenting views; that the regulations be continued and extended for another period of 90 Days; starting on the 11th June, 2015; pursuant to Section 29 Subsection 10 of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone.
Jun 15, 2015, 12:02
Why Are They So Grateful?
These 22 students now saying THANKS to the President, left Sierra Leone few years back on the understanding that all their economic needs will be one hundred percent taken care of as assured by the late President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
Jun 11, 2015, 17:02
What the LAW says about How Much the IMC should Fine newspapers for Character Assassination
Journalists will refrain from the use of language, pictures, cartoons, commentaries, analysis, editorials, depictions and/or news that aim directly at destroying or deliberately tarnishing the character of individuals in both the private and public domains.
Jun 8, 2015, 12:06
New WHO Country Rep.Visited Sierra Leone 30 Years ago in 1985 as a Medical Student
New WHO Country Rep. Visited Sierra Leone 30 Years ago in 1985 as a Medical Student SEE NEXT EDITION
Jun 5, 2015, 17:10