Julius Maada Bio

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 Article
Nov 28th, 2012
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by John Stremlau, SUCCESSFUL elections were held in Sierra Leone this month, another African good news story barely noted amid the headlines of the latest conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Middle East. But the 50-year sentence given to former Liberian head of state Charles Taylor ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Nov 28th, 2012
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press release President Jacob G Zuma congratulates President Ernst Bai Koroma on his re-election and swearing-in putting him at the helm of his country’s affairs. Noting the statement that was issued by the African Union Election Observer Mission on 19 November 2012, President Zuma and the peop...
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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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]
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By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 15th, 2012
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By Fran Blandy Sierra Leoneans vote on Saturday in the country’s third election since the end of a brutal civil war, a high-stakes poll billed as a litmus test of the mineral-rich nation’s democratic credentials. The election will be the first since the end of the 11-year war in 2002 to b...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 13th, 2012
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By Peter Penfold On 17 November Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls in presidential, parliamentary and local elections. Over a decade ago, after years of turmoil and unrest, Sierra Leoneans were encouraged to embrace democracy as the means of restoring peace and reviving this once flourishing West A...