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NEWS : Politics
April 29th 2010 : 18th Anniversary of the NPRC Coup
Today April 29th 2010 marks 18th Anniversary of the NPRC Coup that removed the APC from Power. Today is the anniversary of the day (April 29th 1992) that only M.L. Bangura was left to secure the APC Party Headquarters along Siaka Stevens Street; everyone else had abandoned it & fled away...
Apr 29, 2010, 18:20

NEWS : Politics
Headmen Elections show SLPP takes Freetown Peninsular
Last weekend elections of the Freetown Western Rural Peninsular area Headmen has produced results that has left the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) very worried and perplexed as revealed by many of them to this presshouse when the results were announced. The APC has had a firm grip over the politics of the Peninsular since 2004 when they grasped it away from the now-opposition SLPP during that year;s Local Government Elections.
Apr 26, 2010, 14:50

NEWS : Politics
APC’s Wahala as Kabala Limbas Fight Kurankohs
The APC led Government of Sierra Leone yesterday April 22nd 2010 developed yet another headache when it had to dispatch security personnel to quell an outbreak of violence between irate Limba and Kurankoh youths of the two chiefdoms making up Kabala town in northern Koinadugu District. The two tribal youths went on the rampage attacking each other for what is described as a misunderstanding between the District Council Chairman, Mr. Bayuku Conteh, and the Representative of Koinadugu Paramount Chiefs in Parliament, P.C. Allie Ballah Marrah III.
Apr 23, 2010, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
APC Women & Youths Warn Zainab Bangura
Students and Female members of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party of Sierra Leone have yesterday April 19th 2010 issued strict warnings to Foreign Minister Zainab Hawa Bangura to restrain her Ministry’s so-called Spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay, from using insulting language against Haja Afsatu Kabba, their party’s strongest and most popular female member.
Apr 20, 2010, 15:32

NEWS : Politics
APC Deputy Minister May Kill Journalist
The Deputy Minister of Labour, Employment, and Social Security, Moijue Kaikai reports allege may likely bring the Station Manager of Radio Wanjai, Melvin Rogers to his untimely demise if no action is taken to resolve the impasse between them.
Apr 19, 2010, 14:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Against Corrupt Sacred Cows
The main Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has vehemently expressed distaste for the selectivity in the so-called fight against corruption in Sierra Leone. At their Inaugural Monthly Press Meeting yesterday April 8th 2010, the Chairman of the SLPP, stated in no equivocal terms that the party was not impressed with the manner in which the Anti Corruption Commission has been selective in its duties. SLPP condemned what it called the regime’s corrupt sacred cows. Whilst no specific names were mentioned, it will be recalled that press reports in various local newspapers have unearthed massive corruption of various shapes and sizes that the Foreign Minister Zainab Hawa Bangura has been up to but which corrupt actions have all been overlooked by the Abdul Tejan-Cole led Anti Corruption Commission to the amazement of observers.
Apr 9, 2010, 17:30

NEWS : Politics
= Democracy at Work in Sierra Leone = : Opposition SLPP takes Ruling APC to Task
Fears that Sierra Leone might be sliding back into a One Party State were yesterday April 6th 2010 partly assuaged when the main opposition political party in the country Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) took the ruling All Peoples Congress government to task on pertinent issues affecting the country’s development such as the National Constitutional Review, The London Mining Agreement, the Rule of Law and Corruption.
Apr 9, 2010, 17:22

NEWS : Politics
SLPP’s Sell-Game Emmanuel Tommy Gets Exposed?
An April 6th 2010 article in a local tabloid has exposed Parliamentary Minority Leader, Hon. Emmanuel Tommy as having a Le250,000,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million Leones) deal made in the Year 2008 with President Koroma in which Tommy got sum of Le250,000,000 cash in hand to complete a Government hospital for Kono that Tommy had allegedly abandoned halfway through its said completion.
Apr 7, 2010, 17:30

NEWS : Politics
APC Minister’s Twin Brother Issues Warning to APC
Prolific social commentator Mr. Oswald Hanciles who is the twin brother of the APC-led Government’s Deputy Minister of Transport & Aviation, Mr. Osmond Hanciles, has warned that the Ernest Koroma Government is losing the moral ground insofar as their propagation of information to counter the intellectual criticisms of the regime’s excesses. This warning follows the use of highly defamatory and malicious tactics by the APC’s Foreign Minister’s Spokesman as the official reaction to the report that the Foreign Minister Zainab Hawa Bangura, was culpable of corruption insofar as her "improperly ordering the employment of one Abdulai Bayraytay as Spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, without causing the said Abdulai Bayraytay to go through genuine recruitment procedures".
Apr 6, 2010, 17:28

NEWS : Politics
APC Government Improves Freetown Electricity Supply
President Ernest Bai Koroma has commissioned ten megawatts diesel engine generators at the Kingtom Power Station, in order to improve the dwindling electricity power supply in Freetown. The commissioning ceremony of the 10 Megawatts Thermal Plant took place on Tuesday 30th March 2010 in Freetown.
Mar 31, 2010, 09:05

NEWS : Politics
APC Government Tours Western Area's Tertiary Hospitals
President Ernest Bai Koroma, on Monday 29th March 2010, led a high powered government delegation to visit the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) in the east end of Freetown, Connaught Hospital in the west of Freetown, and the Medical Stores at New England in Freetown, amid rousing cheers from doctors, nurses and Freetown residents. The day-long tour started in the early hours of Monday at the PCMH, when President Ernest Koroma, in the company of his able Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister, Mohamed Daudis Koroma, and other government functionaries, materialised at the Hospital to inspect the facilities therein and to ensure that the compromise reached between the government and the striking health workers on Saturday, yielded dividend.
Mar 30, 2010, 18:18

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone's Foreign Minister in another Corruption Scandal: Abuse of Office to Improperly Employ
Sierra Leone’s Government is facing a serious crisis as President Koroma’s Cabinet Ministers are falling to the vice of corruption and abuse of office. Barely few months after the country was shocked to its core by the infamous Indian Rice Corruption Scandal involving the Foreign Minister Zainab Hawa Bangura and her husband Sheki Bangura, Board Chairman of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, fresh allegations of corruption have again been levied at the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Zainab Hawa Bangura now stands accused of “improperly ordering the employment of one Abdulai Bayraytay as Spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, without causing the said Abdulai Bayraytay to go through genuine recruitment procedures”.
Mar 30, 2010, 17:17

NEWS : Politics
'We have given Lilian Lisk's Okeky a strict last warning' - APC Explains Why Lilian Lisk Escaped Criminal Charges
Following President Koroma’s March 4th 2010 firm "final warning" against series of specific illegal fishing activities, citizens had expected that Lilian Lisk’s Okeky Fishing Agency’s registered YAN YU 632 vessel would be dragged to court for committing series of criminal offences in the country’s territorial waters as uncovered and widely publicised by journalists and the country's Navy. Lamentably, citizen’s expectations were thwarted on Tuesday 23rd March 2010 when the Director of Fisheries, Mohamed Sesay confirmed over nationwide UN Radio that the Yan Yu 632 vessel had been released without any charge proferred.
Mar 24, 2010, 17:36

NEWS : Politics
PMDC Chairman Blasts “Cheap Politics”
The National Chairman of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has rebuffed an article published in a particular trash of a local tabloid of yesterday 23rd March 2010. He described the published assertions as cheap politics. The said publication quoted one Mohamed Thaimu Bangura (who was later identified by the PMDC Chairman as his cousin) as describing PMDC’s Mohamed Bangura as an impersonating, who goes around informing people that he is the son of the late PDP politician, Thaimu Bangura.
Mar 24, 2010, 17:30

NEWS : Politics
Political Influence in Alleged Murder Case
The Awareness Times Newspaper has been reliably informed that scores of very senior operatives of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) led Government of Sierra Leone have penetrated the Ross Road Police Division to interfere with an ongoing investigation on the alleged murder of 32 years old Bintu Saccoh. Police sources have it that APC operatives (names withheld) have approached the Division using the names of very senior government personalities (names also withheld at least for now) to secure the ‘unconditional’ release of one Madam Sia Lucinda Sandi, who is presently detained in police cells, as the prime suspect, in the alleged murder investigation.
Mar 23, 2010, 17:18

NEWS : Politics
APC Gov’t Releases Lilian Lisk’s Boat?
The YAN YU 632 boat licensed by Lilian Lisk’s Okeky Fishing Agency and seized whilst committing numerous jailable offences under Sierra Leone’s 1994 Fisheries Development & Management Act is alleged to have been released without charge.
Mar 22, 2010, 15:10

NEWS : Politics
APC Re-Takes Bombali Seat
Initial polling results monitored from the northern part of the country indicate that the All People’s Congress (APC) candidate in the Constituency 33 Parliamentary Bye-election will be elected as the parliamentary representative of the constituents in that part of the country. Though the actual results remain unclear, but the APC is said to have recorded the highest votes in the election.
Mar 22, 2010, 15:08

NEWS : Politics
John Benjamin Storms Bombali
The Chairman of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) yesterday stormed the heartlands of President Ernest Koroma’s home district of Bombali at the helm of a high powered SLPP delegation seeking to persuade the people of Constituency 33 to elect a green SLPP member to replace the red APC Eddie Turay who resigned his Parliamentary seat to take up the relaxed job of a Diplomat in London.
Mar 18, 2010, 17:32

NEWS : Politics
APC Drags Elections’ Observers to Court
All People’s Congress (APC) Member of Parliament (MP), who also doubles as the Chief Whip in the House of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu, has dragged senior elections’ observers to court. The senior observers of the National Elections Watch (NEW), including the National Coordinator James Lahai, Chairperson Francess Fortune, and Spokesperson Ngolo Katta, were arraigned before Magistrate Henry Sandy of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1A on defamatory libel charges on Wednesday 17th March 2010.
Mar 18, 2010, 17:22

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Leader Charged to Court
Reports monitored from the northern district of Port Loko indicate that the Port Loko Young Generation Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), who also doubles as the party’s Greenland Chairman, Mr. Bai Sheka Wurie, has been charged to court. SLPP’s Bai Sheka Wurie was arrested and detained on Saturday 13th March 2010 over allegations of attacking the residence of the Port Loko District Chairman, Muniru Fofana. He was only released on court bail to Mr. Rhoda Bangura, Manager Radio Bankasoka, on the evening of Sunday14th March 2010.
Mar 16, 2010, 06:49


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