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Sierra Leone News: STATUTORY MEETINGS OF WAMZ AND WAMA END IN FREETOWN WITH RENEWED COMMITMENT TO THE WAMZ PROJECT

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The Statutory Meetings of the West African Monetary Agency (WAMA), the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) has ended in Freetown on a positive note. The meetings held at the Bintumanai International Conference Centre from 3rd-10th February, 2017 included the 40th Meeting of the Technical Committee, the 34th Meeting of the Committee of Governors and the[…]

Sierra Leone News: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN SIERRA LEONE IS THERE A TIME CONUNDRUM? COMMENTARY BY SOLOMON A.J JAMIRU

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

I see the law as an artificial being with two components: the hidden mysteries and the revealed codes. But those two facets are interlinked. Generally, we read statutes for academic research purposes, personal edification, or in aid of judicial proceedings. Things may be subterranean at first glance, and may remain so for a long time[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa NoteBook

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Whether the poster I saw in uptown Maryland the other day is a clear judge I wouldn’t know but it said – whiskey is as different as wine .and women but how can you decide whether booze and maths never ever mix. Well, I wonder whether anyone can tell me without faltering which state in[…]

Sierra Leone News:Parliament And Our Archaic Laws

Friday, February 24th, 2017

To say that our ailing nation has many loose ends in our governance and statutory provisions is indeed a gross understatement. For a long time, I have been wishfully wondering if this time round we will streamline portions of our laws that are not in harmony with the reality, before the 2018 elections. One of[…]

Sierra Leone News: Growth, debt and Trump: key economic trends in Africa to watch in 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Growth, debt and Trump: key economic trends in Africa to watch in 2017

In 2016, real GDP growth in sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have been the weakest since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. This was largely because of the weak performance in its two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, which together make up about half of sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP. Although oil and mining economies were hurt[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Just made it for Valentine’s Day, a moment of fun, romance, love and other things put together. But for a small rural community in Oklahoma, The fun time was lost on the eve. A dance to celebrate the event was scuttled when the organisers were told it could not be held because the venue was[…]

Sierra Leone News: Land Acquisition, Mining and Foreign Investment Threatens Food Security

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Africa has found itself in the midst of a new wave of colonization. As if the fact that the people, labor force, mines and petroleum of the old continent were consistently seized by the colonial forces until today was not enough, this time, its most precious and fertile[…]

Sierra Leone News: Women push to increase representation, decries wing in political parties As ECOWAS PROTOCOL calls for equal participation

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The women of Sierra Leone are asking for more representation in government and are working to see more women contesting the 2018 elections. But they see the existence of a women’s wing within the structure of political parties as stressing that men are in charge. Currently, there are 7 deputy ministers who are women, and[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Monday, February 6th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

It’s been a roller coaster week in the nation’s capital, Washington in the past week and in other states airports as thousands grapple with the no entry of immigrants from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. Relatives waited at airports to welcome never arriving travellers who were earlier caught up at airports around[…]

Sierra Leone News: PERSONAL GLIMPSES THE CUSTOMER DESERVES BETTER

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

The airline industry would seem to me as one of the least regulated or least monitored industry sector by their supervising Ministry, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure that Sierra Leoneans get value for money in terms of costs and quality services. This sector appears to be in a world of its own, occasionally treating[…]