Sierra Leonean

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 8th, 2013
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Sankara Kamara At first glance, the West African state of Sierra Leone looks like an impressive exercise in democracy. Eleven years after extinguishing the flames of its civil war, Sierra Leone has conducted periodic elections, followed by the transfer of power from one political party to another. A ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Sierra Leone
Oct 1st, 2012
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By Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, news.sl/ His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, who doubles as the Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) has on Sunday 30th September 2012, named his current Vice-President Alhaji Sam-Sumana as his runni...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 26th, 2012
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As the 2012 Presidential campaign gets into full gear, the national conversation is winding down to the basic question of who should lead Sierra Leone. In actuality, this is what it all boils down to because that’s what voters at the polls will decide in addition to other contests. The incumbent Pres...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
May 12th, 2012
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Lawyers for Charles Taylor have described the demand by the prosecution at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone for an 80-year jail term as “excessive” and urged a lighter sentence. The defence team headed by newly hired lawyer Morris Anyah filed on Friday their sentencing brief a week after ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 4th, 2012
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The Charles Taylor trial reportedly cost a whopping $250 million. Was it worth it? I have been asked by many people about my views on the conviction, on 26 April, of Charles Taylor, Liberia’s former president, for aiding and abetting Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front (RUF). He is the first he...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
May 2nd, 2012
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Monrovia – Former Liberian president Charles Taylor’s conviction for aiding war crimes in Sierra Leone is a trap for all African leaders, a spokesperson for the Taylor family said on Tuesday. “We believe that the trial and subsequent conviction of Mr Taylor is a trap that has been s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 27th, 2012
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Robtel Neajai Pailey On the eve of Sierra Leone’s Independence Day, former Liberian President Charles Taylor was found guilty of war crimes committed during that country’s civil war. But does the verdict represent a major victory for Sierra Leoneans beyond its symbolic value? Much has changed since I...
By benim
In News
Nov 9th, 2011
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Freetown – Sierra Leone’s political and church leaders on Tuesday ruled out legalising same-sex marriages in the West African state, after a British threat to cut aid to nations not recognising gay rights. Deputy Information Minister, Sheka Tarawallie told reporters that “it is not ...
By benim
In Business
May 9th, 2011
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Guinean President Alpha Conde and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Ernst Koroma on Saturday commissioned a bridge linking the capital cities of both West African countries. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the bridge, the European Union commissioner of development, Adris Peidbalgs, said the bridge i...