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Better known simply as "Emmerson", the Afrobeat singer is the bete noire of Sierra Leone's music scene, one of few successful artists who refuse to ... His first single "Yu Go See Am" ridiculed government officials stuffing their faces and skimming money off state funds while ordinary citizens went hungry.
Hundreds of mudslide survivors in Sierra Leone are struggling to move on, seven months after the disaster. At least 500 people are known to have died and hundreds more remain missing. Temporary shelters for the homeless have closed, and only a fraction of them are being cared for by relatives ...
"I know there are propaganda machines out there organised by the government to go against my music on social media," Emmerson says. "Sometimes you have phone calls, text messages, Facebook... 'We will light you up. If I ever see you that will be your last day'." he adds, eyes widening beneath the ...
The statement further enjoined all government institutions “to assume their full responsibilities and ensure respect for the rule of law,” while, “security agencies should ensure the protection of lives and properties.” It said the ECOWAS Commission “is closely monitoring developments in Sierra Leone and ...
But many media outlets made it sound like Agora was running the actual election for the government on a blockchain. Unfortunately, CoinDesk was among them. The original title for our March 8 story, "Sierra Leone Secretly Holds First Blockchain-Powered Presidential Vote," while vague, could easily have ...

A picture taken on March 9, 2018 shows Sierra Leone popstar Emmerson posing at his studio in Freetown, Sierra Loene. — AFP picFREETOWN, March 26 — For a musician used to receiving personal insults from the president and anonymous death threats with the release of every new single, Emmerson ...
Freetown Female Prison, located in the centre of Sierra Leone's capital, is the former detention facility of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where men accused of war crimes during Sierra Leone's ... Her sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the government on Independence Day in April 2011.
The big news on March 8, 2018, was that Sierra Leone had just run the first blockchain-based election. The big news in the days and weeks that followed, however, became that the government of Sierra Leone was denying that it happened. In a press release from Swiss-based blockchain technology ...
It is incumbent on the government of Sierra Leone to ensure that civil society, media and opposition groups can participate in the electoral process without fear and intimidation. The security agencies have a responsibility to act within the laws of the land as well as adherence to their professional codes of ...
That the 3rd Defendant is the Principal Legal Adviser to the Government of Sierra Leone and a major Stakeholder in the March 7th 2018, Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council Elections. 6. That on the 7th March, 2018, the 1st and 2nd Defendants conducted elections throughout the Republic of ...
In 2012 – five years after elected as president – and his ruling APC party formed a government, on an agenda that promised change and prosperity, Sierra Leone began to crumble. The economy was in decline, despite huge one-off investments by African Minerals and other foreign companies.
After a slew of headlines that the March 7 Sierra Leone presidential election were the world's first Blockchain-based election due to support by voting tech company Agora, the Sierra Leone government has officially denied any use of Blockchain to tally election results by the National Electoral Commission ...
"Anonymized votes/ballots are being recorded on Agora's blockchain, which will be publicly available for any interested party to review, count and validate," said Gammar. "This is the first time a government election is using blockchain technology." "Sierra Leone wishes to create an environment of trust ...
So when a year ago, a group of miners struck fortune and found a 709-carat diamond in a half-broken shifter, the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma was understandably eager to use the gem to change Sierra Leone's reputation for blood diamonds. At the time, the government was also embroiled ...
Julius Maada Bio – main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP). Julius Maada Bio, 53, has tasted the presidency before having served a military Head of State for about three months. He led the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) military junta government that lasted from January 16 to ...
The Sierra Leone government is committed to improving energy access for the population. To reach its ambitious energy targets it aims to create market incentives for the deployment of efficient renewable energy solutions for remote and off-grid areas driven by the private sector. The current project will add ...

Freetown - Sierra Leone's two main parties traded verbal blows on Friday, with the opposition accusing the government of planning to announce an ... However, the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) said in a statement it had a "comfortable lead" over its rivals, causing the Sierra Leone People's Party ...
Freetown - Counting began on Wednesday in Sierra Leone following a largely peaceful general election dominated by voters' desire for better economic conditions and an end to corruption. Polls closed at 17:00 as expected for the West African nation's 3.1 million voters, who were choosing a new ...
NDA Presidential Candidate for the March 7, 2018 general election in Sierra Leone, Mr. MC Bah has held a private meeting with former President of ... Mr. Bah informed the former President that the Fulhbe in Sierra Leone are deeply concerned about the state of Fulani in Ghana and indulge government to ...
The mudslide exposed the government's lack of vision and refusal to act when illegal structures were sprouting all over the city, said Ibrahim Abdullah, a former professor of history and African studies at Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone. Moreover, Mr. Abdullah said, rampant corruption ...
It is unfortunate that since Ernest Koroma took over as the head of state, in spite of the good things he has done, the issue of the Sierra Leone constitution has always been central to most of the government's undertakings. One of the blue prints in the manifesto of his second term in office was the setting up ...
Speaking on behalf of the Chinese Government at the ceremony, Wu Peng, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone disclosed the commissioning is not only about the airport but also economic and social transformation through the new economic zone and new city that will open up the country to the rest ...
We would have to wait and see how the new government would approach Sierra Leone's many challenges, but the country would witness another remarkable transfer of power, as occurred in 2007. This outcome would cement Sierra Leoneans' reputation for being an unforgiving electorate.
... the largest British slave trading base on the "Rice Coast" of West Africa, and its links to South Carolina and Georgia; he also organized two Gullah Homecomings to Sierra Leone in which Gullah families with proven historical ties were hosted by the Sierra Leone Government as lost kinsmen come home.
We would have to wait and see how the new government would approach Sierra Leone's many challenges, but the country would witness another remarkable transfer of power, as occurred in 2007. This outcome would cement Sierra Leoneans' reputation for being an unforgiving electorate.
Over 30,000 households are currently benefiting from a newly handed-over facilities and equipment by Government of Japan through Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) to enable the population in the peninsular area; from Wilberforce, Goderich to Sussex, to enjoy quality electricity supply from ...
The filing cabinets at Sierra Leone's State House are filled with reports that have not seen the light of day or implemented by the government, as promised. A good example is the 1991 Constitution Review Report, which was completed over a year ago and handed to president Koroma for discussion in ...
As May became June, Sierra Leone's government began to ration drinking water from the Guma Dam, the primary water source for the capital. By July, Guma had fallen to its lowest level since records began. I watched in disbelief as people on the streets of the nation's capital scooped water out of sewage ...
He led the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) military junta government that lasted from January 16 to March 29 1996. He has also tasted how it feels to be on the ballot paper, he was the Sierra Leone Peoples Party's candidate for the last elections. He lost to outgoing Ernest Bai Koroma who beat ...
The shocker of the Presidential Debate was the revelation from Samura Kamara, that during the three months as Head of State, in 1996, Julius Maada Bio, misappropriated $18million from the Government of Sierra Leone. Julius Maada Bio's rejoinder that evening indicated that they (Samura Kamara and ...
We are both native-born Americans; from Oklahoma and New York respectively, but we served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone in the 1960s and 1970s, and both of us have maintained a close relationship with that country ever since. The Sierra Leone Government has presented each of us with Sierra ...
Ernest Koroma's APC government is so shamelessly unpatriotic that it sees nothing wrong with selling Sierra Leone to racist Chinese, a strain of treachery that will ultimately turn Sierra Leoneans into foreigners, in their own land. All over the Asian continent, from the Arab World to China, racism against ...
Based on publicly available figures, the government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) headed by President Ernest Bai Koroma and his All Peoples' Congress (APC) party, may have presided over the most corrupt era in the history of the country, as they have been unable to account for close to one Trillion Leones.
On the one hand, Government, IMF and World Bank know that with distributed technologies across Sierra Leone, and with the country's huge mineral deposit, the greater the potential to democratise the means of production. On the other hand, the unprecedented concentration of power in the hands of a ...
A source within Sierra Leone's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) revealed to the press that the 39-60% tuition fees currently paid by the government to subsidy amounts paid by university students, will now be shelved. The source, who spoke to the Concord Times, noted that the ...
Extremely high levels of corruption in Sierra Leone have long eroded faith in government, no more so following the 2014-2016 Ebola crisis which killed almost 4 000 people nationwide. Government auditors found in February 2015 that 30% of Ebola funds under parliament's control could not be accounted ...
According to the article, the government is spending IMF money trying to win elections, not on agreed measures for economic recovery. ... In a press release from the IMF Resident Representative in Sierra Leone, Iyabo Masha, “the government of Sierra Leone Extended Credit Facility Programme with IMF is ...
“Tobacco use is projected to increase rapidly in Sierra Leone, and we call for all hands on deck, from government ministries to policy makers, the private sector and civil society to urgently protect our people from this growing threat,” said Dr. Alie Wurie, Director of Non-communicable Diseases in Sierra ...
Working in collaboration with their agents in the Sierra Leone Government, Chinese adventurists can complete the modern-day colonization of our country, by resettling thousands of Chinese citizens in “pacified” Sierra Leone. That is how China has been steadily colonizing Sierra Leone without assuming ...
"“The elections of 7 March 2008 are a milestone for the democratic process of Sierra Leone. It's a great opportunity for the government, the National Election Commission and political parties to foster transparent, credible and peaceful elections. This year's general elections are very competitive and the rule ...
Sierra Leone is so divided at present that observers fear the jittery APC government is woefully planting seeds of violence and chaos. The division of deep-seated hatred presently brewing in Sierra Leone and overseas is only likened to the dark era of the heinous 10-year-old civil war when Sierra Leone ...
Sierra Leone operates largely as a winner-takes-all system. Disturbingly, just a few days before the dissolution of parliament, the APC government even tried to lower to 50%, without public debate, the entrenched rule which required that a presidential run-off can only be avoided if a candidate scores 55% ...
... answer the question of dual citizenship as pertaining to the kandeh Yumkella case, but an interesting and serious observation by a retired judge, regarding the legality and morality of the Koroma government's Supreme Court hearing against Yumkella, which many in Sierra Leone believe is a witch-hunt.
The bad governance of the APC government under President Koroma has made Sierra Leone one of the poorest countries in the World and the third worse country in the World where people do not have enough food to eat. Ordinary Sierra Leoneans have seen how the APC government's Agenda for ...
Sierra Leone has banned female genital mutilation (FGM) until after its March elections to stop candidates buying votes by paying for cutting ... first of its kind during an election season and applies until March 31, according to Maya Kaikai, Sierra Leone's minister of local government and rural development.
“Relations between Sierra Leone and the IMF are very normal,” he said. Both the IMF statement and the minister's comments followed a story in Africa Confidential, a London-based publication, which sited a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable reporting that President Ernest Bai Koroma's government had had its ...
As the conversation continues into the future, you will understand the significance of this date viz-a-viz an intriguing joint exercise by senior officials of Government and UNICEF. By 20th December 2016, top UNICEF officials in-country and top Sierra Leone officials had started a spiral of egregious events ...
In December 2017 with support from WHO, Helen Keller International and partners, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation held a two-day meeting in Freetown to assess progress towards the elimination and control of onchocerciasis. During the meeting the country also launched its revised five-year National ...
Sierra Leone's authorities must commit to avoiding the use of unlawful or excessive force during campaign assemblies and protect citizens' right to freedom of expression in ... Amnesty International calls on the government to be transparent about this process and uphold the right to freedom of association.


 

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