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Countdown to 2007 : the search for the right deputy PDF Print E-mail
Politics
Written by Sheka Tarawalie, Manchester, UK   
Thursday, 29 June 2006 08:26

The race for the 2007 presidential and general elections is gearing up day by day. In his state opening of parliament last week, President Kabbah has virtually said good-bye to the nation, opening the doors for speculation as to who will succeed him. Is it his Vice President Solomon Berewa? Is it the APC's Ernest Koroma? Is it the breakaway PMDC's Charles Margai? Or is someone else yet to win the hearts and minds of Sierra Leoneans?

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Renewed Pressure on Senegal to Extradite Hisane Habre PDF Print E-mail
Politics
Written by Mohammed Legally-Cole, Banjul   
Monday, 26 June 2006 08:39

Human rights activists have renewed their pressure on the Senegalese government to extradite former Chadian president Hisane Habre to face justice in the Special Court in Belgium.

According to a report submitted to the African Commission on Human and People's Rights (ACHPR) at its 39th Ordinary Session held at the Kairaba Hotel in The Gambia between 12 and 27 th May 2006, the organization expressed concerns over Senegal's President Abdoulye Wade's intention to treat the matter as a purely African case and not to extradite him to Belgium for trial.

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Many Arrested In Foiled Coup Plot in The Gambia PDF Print E-mail
Politics
Written by Mohammed Legally-Cole, Banjul   
Wednesday, 26 April 2006 08:22

A Coup plot was reportedly foiled in the Gambia in the evening of Tuesday 21 st March, which also continued in the early hours of the following Wednesday.

According to reports, Lt. Col. Ndure Cham, who is alleged to be the leader of the coup plotters, is still at large. The reports indicate that the PRO Buja Darboe, Maj. Sam Pierre Mendy and Maj. Abdou Jah are among those so far arrested and that they are helping the intelligence Agents with their investigations.

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Uganda’s Unsettled Future PDF Print E-mail
Politics
Written by Tristan McConnell   
Saturday, 25 March 2006 08:14

There are hopeful signals of a new pluralist politics, but Uganda's democracy remains fragile after Yoweri Museveni's latest victory, reports Tristan McConnell in Kampala.

To no one's surprise President Yoweri Museveni has won again. The incumbent Ugandan leader achieved 59% of the vote in the Thursday 24 February election, thus avoiding a run-off with his main challenger Kizza Besigye who polled 37%. This gives Museveni the mandate to lead Uganda for a further five-year term. When he completes this next term he will have ruled for a quarter-century.

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Blair's Commission: Corrupt African Leaders under threat PDF Print E-mail
Politics
Written by Abu B. Shaw, EXPOTIMES, in London   
Monday, 11 April 2005 21:59

Since the release of the Commission for Africa Report by the British Government , a chilling wave of panic has been pumping down the spines of many corrupt African leaders. The commission has singled out their determination to wiping out corruption in Africa whereever it raises its ugly head.


British Prime Minister Charles Anthony Blair launched the commission last year in London following a relentless campaign by singers and activists Bob Geldof and Bono in highlighting the plights facing Africa and its peoples.

Led by Tony Blair, the Commission for Africa consists of 17 members. President Benjamin Mpaka of Tanzania and the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi are the other high profile members.

In London last month, the Commission produced a comprehensive report which called on African governments to crack down on corruption and that all western governments, companies, banks must put their acts together to help push these proposals forward.

Both Tony Blair and Chancellor Gordon Brown are planning to put forward these recommendations to the other G8 members for discussion when they meet in July. Taking the presidency of G8 and European Union this year will help Britain's drive to have this report accepted.

The 400-page report, published last month, also calls for banks in the developed world to repatriate money stolen by corrupt leaders back to their respective African countries. Foreign banks are also asked to inform authorities of any suspicious accounts.

The report calls on the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank to write off all debts owed them by poor countries. Financial aid to Africa will be doubled, and according to the report, it is recommended that by 2010, trade practices that continue to hinder poor countries will be eliminated

Western governments are urged to give half the financial help needed to up keep the African Union's peacekeeping force for conflict resolution. Many civil wars in Africa have come about as a result of rampant corruption. Majority of the population live in abject poverty. Only a handful of people live in opulence and splendour.

Tony Blair's commission has already started bearing fruits in Africa as exemplified by President Olusegun Obasanjo's ongoing drive to wipe out corruption. His government recently sacked two Nigerian Ministers for financial malpractices.

The only stumbling block for the realisation of the Africa commission will be the recalcitrance of George Dubya Bush's government towards Africa. Chancellor Gordon Brown's dream to form an international financing facility was totally rejected by both the US and Canadian governments last February.

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Editorial

2016 Global Peace Conference to be held in Freetown---as IPRA 50th Birthday confab ends in Istanbul

 

The 26th biennal conference of the Internatonal Peace Research Association (IPRA) is billed to take place in  Freetown, Sierra Leone in November 2016, marking the second time Africa has hosted the conference since the founding of IPRA in 1964. This was announced following the re-election of  the two IPRA Secretaries-general, Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw (pictured) and Dr Nesrin Kenar, who co-ordinated the 25th  IPRA conference in Turkey,  at the organisation’s administrative meeting on August 14 during the 25th  IPRA  conference in Istanbul  to serve a second term of two years.

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Business News

Sierra Leone Embassy & Beijing Chamber Of Commerce for Cultural Industries Launch China-Sierra Leone Hand-In-Hand International Foundation

The Sierra Leone Embassy in China in collaboration with the Beijing Chamber of Commerce for Cultural Industries on Saturday 17th June, 2017 launched the China-Sierra Leone Hand-in-Hand International Foundation with a view of cultivating good citizenship by enhancing social, environmental, cultural and economic wellbeing of communities in Sierra Leone.

It also will among others, serve as a bridge of friendship between the two nations in a bid to promote international culture and art exchanges and contribute to economic development.

Speaking at the event, Madam Kumba Alice Momoh, the embassy’s Chargé d'Affaires   referred to the launch of the China-Sierra Leone Hand-In-Hand International Foundation as “the birth of a new era during a period that Sierra Leone is celebrating 46 years of bilateral relationship with China”

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Media News

44 Journalists in Beijing for China Development Studies and Media Exchange

The 4th session of the China Africa Press Center (CAPC) Program hosted by the China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA) was officially launched on Wednesday 1st March 2017 in Beijing, China. This year’s event is running simultaneously with the China South Asia Center 2017 program. Both programs brought together forty-four journalists from Africa and South Asia.

The program you will give journalists the opportunity to cover major domestic and international events in China such as the upcoming Two Sessions, i.e, the 5th Session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) and the 5th Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese

People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) (similar to Parliamentary sessions in many countries) in March, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in May and the 9th BRICS Summit in Autumn this year.

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Commentary

REVIEWING THE JUNE 2017 ECOWAS SUMMIT

A PASSIONATE LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT:  44TH EDITION

REVIEWING THE JUNE 2017 ECOWAS SUMMIT
 Your Excellency Sir,
 It’s been six months since I subscribed to my usual publications of this piece. And this is primarily because I have been out of the country for the entire period, and as such would not normally objectively tender a subscription. I do apologize to my readers for this. So having being in Monrovia, Liberia for the recently concluded ECOWAS Summit, I would like to do some analysis on such a historic august body and gathering of this sub-Saharan/West African region.
 
In resume, among other crucial achievements, ECOWAS, through its military apparatus, ECOMOG, played very sacrificial and invaluable roles in bringing peace, security and democratic governance to both Sierra Leone and Liberia during their past civil wars, and most recently ensuring that the Gambian people’s democratic change of government from the notorious dictatorial twenty seven years regime of Yaya Jarmeh, to the current government of President Adama Barrow, through their tactical robust intervention, overseen by President Helen JohnsonSirleaf of Liberia and other ECOWAS Presidents/actors, was enforced. Furthermore, ECOWAS has also spearheaded the enactment of several socio-political, advocacy and economic treaties in the sub region.
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View Point

WHY SIERRA LEONEANS HATE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

Honestly speaking Sierra Leoneans are well known for their hospitality all over the world, especially in Africa. But ironically many of them hate each other. But they love foreigners. They have high respect for strangers. But unfortunately they do not have respect among themselves. You can attest this to what is happening in the social media. Where they are showing their pull him down (PhD) syndrome. By castigating their compatriots unnecessarily. Some of them just because of jealousy and envious evil spirit they possess. They prefer to promote foreigners than their own brothers and sisters both in and out of the country.

Day in day out they are insulting each other.They are using all sorts of vulgar languages against each other. And even their own highly respected president in the world, President Ernest Bai Koroma they are insulting him openly. Therefore, it is an open secret that many Sierra Leoneans are not well cultured.

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News - Press Release

WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication

 World Health Organization Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has welcomed contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The pledges were made at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, USA which is being attended by 32 000 Rotarians from around the world. 

“It is humbling to see again the power of this incredible global partnership to generate funding to fight one of the world’s most horrible and debilitating diseases,” said Dr Tedros.

 

 

A proportion of the money pledged will help WHO fund disease surveillance in more than 70 countries and enable it to provide expertise to help countries vaccinate 450 million children per year against polio. The Organization will also provide guidance on vaccination policy and participate in research into vaccine delivery methods, operational tactics and other approaches that can help accelerate eradication.

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Society -Local News

WAI-SL rescues hermaphrodite …more support needed

Women Against inhumanities Sierra Leone (WAI-SL), has over the past months embarked on fundraising for the surgery of Ibrahim Sorie Karama a hermaphrodite. The founder and CEO of Women Against inhumanities Sierra Leone (WAI-SL), Miss Michaella Sallu with her team are pleased to inform the general public both home and abroad that surgery has been successfully done on Ibrahim Sorie Kamara the 16 year old boy that was popularly seen on social media having breast enlargement.

The Bilateral Subcutaneous Mastectomy surgery was done on the 6th of June 2017 at the Holy Spirit hospital Makeni free of charge by a team of 5 surgeons from Ghana headed by Dr. Albert Painsil and assisted by our Sierra Leonean brother Dr. Abdul Jalloh with fund from Resurge Africa UK.

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Development

Sierra Leone Collateral Registry to improve access to finance for MSMEs

Minister of Finance and Economic Development and Governor of the Central Bank Monday (June 12) jointly launched the Sierra Leone Collateral Registry, an electronic public database holding information on security interests in movable property.

 

The Registry is an initiative of the Bank of Sierra Leone with technical and financial support provided by the World Bank Group to improve access to finance, particularly for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Established under Part II of the Borrowers and Lenders Act, the Registry is a web based system that allows lenders to search for any pre-existing security interests over movable assets provided as collateral. It facilitates the use of movable assets as collateral that may remain in possession or control of the borrowers and thereby improves access to secured finance.

 

 

 

Movable assets are the main type of collateral that MSMEs, especially those in developing countries, can encumber to obtain financing. Given opportunities in agribusiness among others, the Collateral Registry regime allows farmers and entrepreneurs to unlock significant sources of capital with assets that would otherwise not be looked at by lenders as potential collateral.

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Politics

APC Secretary General Ambassador Yansaneh announces the resolutions at the June 1st NAC Meeting
EBK endorsed to continue as Chairman and Leader,continue to unite and transition the party.
 
Selection or Endorsement of Presidential Candidate who will appoint a Running Mate to be endorsed by NAC.
 
National Executive Officers must have served at regional,district or constituency level to be qualified for selection or election.
 
Must n paid up and active in the last 10 years and paid up for 7 years . 
 
Will sign an undertaken to support whoever is selected or endorsed . 
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