Freetown

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2013
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By Travis Lupick   On Liberian road trips, things will go their own way, which is not always the direction you’re headed. Travis Lupick There were 11 of us stumbling through the dark when we heard a woman cry for help. Everybody looked back at once. It was more a shout of panic as opposed [&hell...
By IndepthAfrica
In Sierra Leone
Dec 18th, 2012
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The alarming rate of teenage pregnancy, especially among school girls, has become a cause for serious concern among well-meaning citizens of Sierra Leone including His Excellency the president, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. President Koroma in his recent address to his second parliament described teenage pr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Sierra Leone
Dec 3rd, 2012
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After many days of complaints and threats, the leader of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party, Julius Maada Bio (photo), has finally met with President Ernest Koroma at State House in Freetown today to accept that he (Koroma) was the winner in the November 17, 2012 election. Since that election after...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Nov 23rd, 2012
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Sierra Leone’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, has won re-election with 58.7 percent of the vote, ahead of his top rival Julius Maada Bio on 37.4 percent, the West African state’s electoral body announced on Friday. Koroma has overseen an investment boom that could turn the country, still s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Election
Nov 19th, 2012
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The election in Sierra Leone is over and by all indication the ruling APC will form the majority in parliament as well. With few votes left to be counted, Ernest Koroma is heading for almost 65 percent of the total votes cast. According to radio stations and Daily Mail reporters in Sierra Leone, Pres...
By IndepthAfrica
In Sierra Leone
Nov 17th, 2012
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Voters crowded Freetown booths on Saturday as Sierra Leone chose a parliament and president. The polls are the third since the nation emerged from civil war in 2002 and shed the image of “blood diamonds.” UN envoy Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen said the West African nation’s vote was ...
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In Election
Nov 16th, 2012
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Sierra Leone 2012 Presidential Election Live [View the story "Sierra Leone 2012 Presidential Election Live " on Storify]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 16th, 2012
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By economist POSTERS plaster Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. With an election on November 17th, candidates are vying for votes. President Ernest Bai Koroma is bidding for re-election with snappy slogans such as “When Music is Nice We Play it Twice” and “De Pa Dae Woke”, which means “The Father...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
Jun 19th, 2012
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The Hague – Lawyers for Liberia’s former president Charles Taylor plan to appeal a 50-year prison sentence handed down to him by a special UN-backed court last month, a document before the court said on Tuesday. “The defence provides notice of its intention to file notice of appeal,...
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May 31st, 2012
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone. Hundreds of people turned out at a courthouse in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, to watch as Taylor received his sentencing, b...