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Sierra Leone News: Gross Institutional Deficiency

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Today perforce citizens are obliged to ask governments to account but in tandem, the institutions that form the pillars for the promotion of democracy need first of all themselves to be above board. We have a whole lot of public offices which are supposed to function well in order to enhance the wellbeing of depraved[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa Notebook

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Isn’t it awesome that spring arrived on March 20 but the next few days were not that springing? Happily, the dodgy heat seemed here to stay. It’s too soon for Minnesotans to clink their alcoholic glasses in bars, restaurants or in the comfort of their homes over the state’s decision to lift the ban on[…]

Sierra Leone News: SPEECH BY DR. ADONIS ABBOUD AT THE 2017 COMMONWEALTH–AFRICA SUMMIT IN LONDON. Theme: “LEVERAGING OUR SHARED HERITAGE FOR A COLLECTIVE GROWTH”

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: SPEECH BY DR. ADONIS ABBOUD AT THE 2017 COMMONWEALTH–AFRICA SUMMIT IN LONDON. Theme: “LEVERAGING OUR SHARED HERITAGE FOR A COLLECTIVE GROWTH”

Your Excellencies, All other protocols observed, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen. Annually, I am invited to fora just as this or gatherings that aim to examine the subject of growth, especially as it affects Africa. Several decisions and policy documents are churned out at the end of such meetings. Yet, this is 2017 and the continent[…]

Sierra Leone News: Nor Wait, Grap Go Regista!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Why is it that when elections are approaching the general citizenry are both hopeful and apprehensive? Why do some people concentrate on the Election Day and forget that all the activities in the electoral cycle are equally important? If you want to search for correct answers to these, you will have to understand all what[…]

Sierra Leone News: Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the Western Area in the face of Rapid Urbanization

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the Western Area in the face of Rapid Urbanization

Background As the world celebrates World Water Day today, it is important for us in Sierra Leone to reflect on those activities which may have adverse impact on this life sustaining resource in. Despite being a public worker, I wrote this piece as my personal view on a very important issue confronting our beloved country,[…]

Sierra Leone News: PRESIDENTIAL & GENERAL ELECTIONS BID THE REQUIREMENT FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS TO RESIGN Commentary By Solomon A.J Jamiru

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

I recently did a commentary titled “Presidential Elections in Sierra Leone; is there a time conundrum?” It was published in the Awoko Newspaper, Tuesday 28th February 2017 edition, and also accessed online on www.awoko.org. I am indebted to SLAJ President and Awoko proprietor Kelvin Lewis. Sequel to that piece, this is a commentary on an[…]

Sierra Leone News: Africa NoteBook

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The countdown to spring was snapped when trickles of snow and rain wet most part of the Washington and Maryland communities leaving us to careless about the sightings of the fabled ground hog. It stemmed a warning that if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. A couple of activities geared up last week[…]

Sierra Leone News: TO RESIGN OR NOT TO RESiGN: UNWRAPPING THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONUNDRUM OF THE “12 MONTHS PRIOR” RESIGNATION REQUIREMENT FOR PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: TO RESIGN OR NOT TO RESiGN: UNWRAPPING THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONUNDRUM OF THE “12 MONTHS PRIOR” RESIGNATION REQUIREMENT FOR PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANTS

As the curtains draw on the 2nd and final term of the current President of Sierra Leone and with the announcement of a date for the holding of presidential elections, the debate over the construction of the provisions of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone (“the Constitution”) relating to the resignation of “public officers”, or[…]

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[…]