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The Plight Of Paloh Conteh

The Plight Of Paloh Conteh

By Sorie Fofana…………… President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s decision to remove Maj. (Rtd.) Alfred Paloh Conteh from the Defence Ministry may not be unconnected to the fact that, there is no love lost between Paloh Conteh and the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. S.O. …

Salone Russia Embassy Exposed

Salone Russia Embassy Exposed

By S. U. Thoronka…………….. It was alleged by the Auditor General’s report that there were inadequate controls over the collection and accounting for consular fees by embassy officials. The auditors observed that since a register was not maintained for visa stickers’ booklets, such books according …

Judicial Independence

Judicial Independence

By Joseph Milton Lebbie………………… One of the fundamental principles of democracy is the independence of the Judiciary. The Judiciary must be allowed to dispense justice freely and fairly without undue political interference so as to ensure justice which is one of the cardinal requirements for …

Tejan Kabbah After State House

Tejan Kabbah After State House

By Sorie Fofana…………….. Long before the 2007 general elections were conducted, the late President Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah had started packing his personal belongings out of the Presidential Lodge at Hill Station. He knew that his days at State Lodge were numbered. His private …

Free Alie Kabba Campaign Hits Up

Free Alie Kabba Campaign Hits Up

Sierra Leoneans in the UK and Ireland over the weekend resolved at a town hall meeting in London to commence series of actions aimed at securing the freedom of opposition politician, Dr. Alie Kabba from the ‘claws of the ruling party legal façade’to the freedom …

Chief Justice Appears In Court Over Land Dispute

By Jane B. Mansaray……………….. The former Acting Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Justice Valicious Thomas yesterday appeared before Principal Magistrate, Binneh Kamara of Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court No.1 in relation to an alleged matter of insulting language against him involving an …

KKY Movement:  A Family Affair?

KKY Movement: A Family Affair?

For those who believe and aspire for a President Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, you owe it to him to make him aware of a very disturbing development within his campaign, a development that doesn’t sit well with many of his supporters, some members of his …

Maada Bio Mourns Vincent Kanu

Maada Bio Mourns Vincent Kanu

The former Head of State and leading SLPP Presidential hopeful, Brig. (Rtd.) Julius Maada Bio last Friday joined thousands of mourners in the Northern city of Makeni to pay his last respect to a well-known Sierra Leonean entrepreneur, Dr. Vincent Lamin Kanu. Dr. Kanu, 73 …

Accountant General Briefs Newsmen

Accountant General Briefs Newsmen

By S. U. Thoronka……………. The Accountant General in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), Kebbe A Kouroma has intimated that the department does not exist in a vacuum and that as a civil service entity they are guided by code of conduct. He …

Forging A West African Consensus On UNGAASS

Forging A West African Consensus On UNGAASS

By Lansana Gberie…………….. A recent news story cited Ghana’s Deputy Superintendent of Police, David Selom Hukportie, as bemoaning the formidable challenges he faces trying to destroy marijuana farms across the country. Mr. Hukportie, who also headsthe Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police Service, …