Free and fair elections face a new kind of threat. In addition to scheming leaders and compromised electoral commissions, there is now the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
In Sierra Leone women and youth make up more than 70 percent of the population and are the main labour force in the economy, yet they are the most impoverished and least represented in the governance of the country.
The Office of Former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, made a public statement on Saturday that all state security attached to the former president have been withdrawn.
Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir was overthrown in April following months of incessant countrywide protests. Less than two weeks earlier, protesters forced Algeria’s long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.
At a time when disinformation and mistrust of the news media is growing, a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights”, said the UN Secretary-General, in his message for World Press Freedom Day, marked on Friday.
Embattled Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Mr Robert Kyagulanya aka Bobi Wine, who faces charges of disobedience of statutory duty, has been granted bail.
By Malcolm Rice Sierra Leone will be holding the presidential elections on Saturday 2nd April 2018, a run-off presidential election that will be battled between the governing All Peoples Congress and the Sierra Leone Peoples Party. But as Sierra Leoneans… Read More ›