AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Dec 31st, 2010 - 09:48:41 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Politics GO TO DISCUSSION FORUM

YOU ARE CURRENTLY AT THE WEBSITE OF SIERRA LEONE'S FASTEST SELLING, HIGHEST SELLING AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED NEWSPAPER.
Source of above information: Sierra Leone News Vendors Association


NEWS : Politics
As SLPP Clinches Tongo Elections, Political Violence Re-Erupts in Sierra Leone
Preliminary results from the polls conducted to replace the late ruling party APC Local Councillor of Ward 42, in Constituency 14, Tongo Town, Kenema District, Eastern Sierra Leone shows that the opposition SLPP candidate has beaten the APC candidate hands down thus allowing the SLPP to retake the only seat they had lost in the entire Kenema district during the 2008 Local Government Elections. Unfortunately in the wake of this victory, an alarming political violence with a tinge of tribal and regional tones erupted in the town with all sides blaming the other as having started the fracas. Whatever the catalyst, opposition SLPP is now celebrating a joyful win whilst ruling APC is now in a very mad mood.
Feb 15, 2010, 14:12

NEWS : Politics
SLPP & APC Lock Horns in Tongo
Reports monitored by the Awareness Times Newspaper from the eastern part of the country indicate that a stiff power struggle has erupted in the mining town of Tongo between the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
Feb 11, 2010, 17:30

NEWS : Politics
APC Female Big Guns Praise Makalay
The highly valued Vice President of the All People’s Congress (APC) Women’s Wing, Makalay Koroma, has received several commendations from APC Chairladies and other supporters of the party, for what they described as her charismatic and selfless roles in strengthening and uniting the party, plus her maturity in luring new members to the party.
Feb 10, 2010, 17:34

NEWS : Politics
President Ernest Koroma Assures Kailahun
President of the All People’s Congress (APC) led Government of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has assured residents of Kailahun that his government was very committed to develop that part of the country. This assurance was made to the people of Kailahun on Saturday 6th February2010, during his maiden visit to Kailahun Town, since he was elevated to the Presidency.
Feb 8, 2010, 13:20

NEWS : Politics
In Sierra Leone, President Koroma Sweeps into Bo & Kenema; Heading for Kailahun
President Ernest Bai Koroma accompanied by a strong contingent of APC stalwarts, yesterday stormed the southern and eastern cities of Bo and Kenema respectively as part of his four days visit to that part of the country. The President’s first stop was made in Bo, where he had lunch with Paramount Chiefs of the Southern Region; inspected the Bo Stadium Complex and later departed for Kenema.
Feb 5, 2010, 17:23

NEWS : Politics
As SLPP & PMDC team up... Moyamba Youths say "Na for Balance" APC
The campaign for the position of Paramount Chief in Kaiyamba Chiefdom, Moyamba District was over the last one week transformed into one of supporters of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) teaming up with supporters of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) to ensure a resounding defeat of the candidate who enjoyed the backing of prominent ruling All People’s Congress (APC) figures. The battle saw the combined interests of two brothers (Obai Kabia and Soccoh Kabia) from the SLPP and PMDC respectively, pitched against the vested interests of the APC’s Resident Minister South, Hon. Musa Tarawallie.
Jan 26, 2010, 17:29

NEWS : Politics
CORRECTED: Al-Aziz Turay, Sierra Leone's Ruling Party Chairman in America Speaks
The newly elected Chairman of the ruling APC Party’s North America Branch, Al Aziz Turay has told Awareness Times that he was determined to ensure his Branch repeats the maximum financial and logistical support they rendered to the APC Leader in 2007 that saw him win the Presidency. Turay, who was speaking to this writer in an exclusive interview this week shortly after he won hotly contested elections, said “President Koroma and the APC will win 2012”. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR PRESS STATEMENT.
Jan 23, 2010, 22:08

NEWS : Politics
Prelude to 2012 Elections: SLPP vs. APC in Kabala Battle!!! : ...but President Koroma warns he has no Candidate!
Today, January 22nd 2010, is an important day in the annals of the Wara Wara Yagala Chiefdom of Koinadugu District. The Chiefdom, within which the District Headquarters town of Kabala falls, will be electing a new Paramount Chief. Koinadugu remains the definite swing district of Sierra Leone and usually is a political indicator of which of the two main parties will gain a foothold in the National polity.
Jan 22, 2010, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
APC’s Health Minister Awaits Judgement
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday Wednesday 20th January 2010 announced in Freetown that the former Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sheiku Tejan Koroma, is presently awaiting court judgement following the closure of the case. Five witnesses from the prosecution and three from the defence testified in the High Court, a press release issued by the Anti Corruption Commission disclosed.
Jan 21, 2010, 17:40

NEWS : Politics
APC Replaces Eddie Turay
Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has approved a Presidential Motion on the appointment of Hon. Sheku B.B Dumbuya, making him the new Majority Leader and Head of Government Business in the House of Parliament. All People’s Congress (APC) S.B.B Dumbuya’s appointment and approval came in the wake of the appointment of the former Majority Leader, Hon. Eddie Turay, to serve as Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Jan 15, 2010, 17:32

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Doles Out Le16m to Rape Victims
The Women’s Wing of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) yesterday Wednesday 13th January 2010 dished out the total sum of Le16,500,000 (Sixteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Leones) to eleven victims of the March 16 and 17, 2009 attacks on the Wallace Johnson Street Headquarters of the party. Each of the eleven victims, who were allegedly raped and wounded during these deadly attacks, received the sums of Le1,500,000 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Leones) each.
Jan 14, 2010, 17:32

NEWS : Politics
APC Warns SLPP’s John Benjamin
The National Publicity Secretariat of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party has sternly warned the National Chairman of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin.
Jan 13, 2010, 17:30

NEWS : Politics
APC Women Denounces Fake First Lady
Over thirty (30) members from the Women’s Wing of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party on Monday 11th January 2010, denounced the imposter First Lady, commonly known as Banya Fakei First Lady. "We only know one First Lady Sia Nyama Koroma as the legally wedded wife of His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma. We are asking that the case in court against Sylvia Blyden concerning the Banya Fakei First Lady article be dismissed," said Deputy National Women’s Leader of APC, Makalay Koroma.
Jan 13, 2010, 17:20

NEWS : Politics
SLPP & APC Women Storm Law Courts
The court matter of the State versus Sylvia Blyden on Monday 11th January 2010 took a different turn when women from the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) respectively as well as other non-partisan female activists, stormed the Law Courts building in solidarity with Sierra Leone’s only female newspaper publisher, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden.
Jan 12, 2010, 17:20

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Plans A Fitting Farewell to Late YG Leader Jonathan Alpha
SLPP Plans A Fitting Farewell to Late Young Generation Leader Jonathan Alpha. Please click above link for the funeral arrangements.
Jan 8, 2010, 15:07

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Vows to Challenge APC’s Thuggery
National Chairman of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has, on behalf of his party, vowed to “challenge any attempt by the APC government to continue the use of thuggery and political intimidation in the politics of our country”.
Jan 7, 2010, 15:21

NEWS : Politics
Back Your Rhetoric with Action Or Else… Sierra Leone Women Inform President Koroma
In his New Year Message to the Nation, President Ernest Bai Koroma has called on Sierra Leoneans to ensure the Rights of Women are recognized. However, his words have been received with some derision from a significant section of the national polity who want the President to back his rhetoric with visible action. In various communications with this press-house over the past few days, many female activists have opined that they sensed a slight tinge of hypocrisy in the call from the President.
Jan 5, 2010, 16:01

NEWS : Politics
Dauda Tombo Bangura & 650 Others Declare for APC
At least 650 supporters of a very prominent former People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) political guru Dauda Tombo Bangura, on Saturday 2nd January 2010 declared their support for the All People’s Congress (APC).
Jan 5, 2010, 15:50

NEWS : Politics
In Sierra Leone, PMDC Denies Alliance with SLPP
National Chairman of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has emphatically denied allegations that the leader of their party, Charles Margai, and the entire leadership of the PMDC, have recently declared their support for the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
Jan 4, 2010, 13:38

<< prev next >>

Latest Headlines
NEWS
Sports, Music & Politics: News Clippings from Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Peoples Party Bags Le790,000,000 (US$180,000) from Aspirants
COCAINE CASE NEARLY IMPLODES: PRESIDENT INTERVENES - More Leaked Cables
EDITORIALS
Encourage Moseray Fadika and Frank Timis the Romanian
National Judiciary Deserves to be Heard
We Do Not “Negotiate” for Space with Anyone!
SPECIAL REPORTS
Afsatu Lectures Students against Violence
Afsatu Kabba Launches Women Organization
Sierra Leone's Opposition Resident Village Idiot flies out to U.K. and Ghana today
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
THE QUEEN HAS SEEN IN SPORTS WHAT OUR LEADERS HAVE FAILED TO UNDERSTAND
The Miscalculated Mischief of a former Military Ruler aspiring to be President of Sierra Leone
On Trivialities & Play Cooking
FEATURES
WIMSAL at 3……What hope lies ahead for Women in the Media?
Reproduced by Popular Demand: No Junior Secondary School Built at Tondola Junction
Sierra Leone's NPRC’s Tom Nyuma, Sierra Rutile, Vimetco, John Sisay & the Inquest for late Bambay Kamara
ENTERTAINMENT
Sierra Leone's Video-Journalist Abdulai Jalloh marries his Sweetheart, Cecilia
‘Nor Look En Face’ Takes Over the Airwaves in Sierra Leone
PROFILES
A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. HANNAH BABY NELLIE GADD - A Role Model
Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba: A Muslim Woman of Excellence!
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Government in Serious Embarrassment as Businesses Shut Down over New Tax
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Josephine, Widow of late Brigadier Hassan Conteh passes away in London
Two Respected Journalists complain Former Military Ruler aspiring for Sierra Leone Presidency
Office of the Administrator and Registrar General
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Marampa Can Achieve Late 2012 Start-Up With Maiden 200mt Jorc Resource Representing Only 20% Of The Mineralised Strike
Koidu Holdings Explains Blasting Incident at Koidu Kimberlite Project Mine Site
Presenting Professor Dr. Ritchard Tamba M’Bayo
ADVERTISEMENTS
NASSIT and HFC offers 28 Newly Built Houses for immediate Sale in Sierra Leone
African Minerals (SL) Ltd Job Vacancy
JOLLIBOY! - Solomon Pratt's Book is now available for Purchase Online
SATIRE
XXXXXXXXXXXX THE CIA SPY
Letter To Tech: The Political ‘Dombolo’ in Kono
President Koroma Fires One: Maybe the Cabinet Reshuffle Has Commenced?
FROM OUR TEAM
Awareness Times will be back shortly with our News Feed from Sierra Leone
If SLPP's Kelfala Kallon cannot even read and understand what he reads...
Schulenburg Should Behave Himself

Copyright © July 2005 - July 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net