Mar 8th, 2013
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 ...
In Sierra Leone
Dec 3rd, 2012
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...
Nov 16th, 2012
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...
Nov 13th, 2012
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...
Nov 12th, 2012
By Joseph Sherman,cocorioko. Maada Bio desperate for power Sinister motives by the SLPP to destabilize Sierra Leone during the November Elections in Sierra Leone have been uncovered. Reports from reliable and credible sources intimates that Maada Bio and surrogates have dispatched arms and ammunitio...