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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

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