Sierra Leone disqualified from African Nations Cup
Sierra Leone have been disqualified from the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying competition, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Monday.
Sierra Leone’s FIFA suspension ends country’s AFCON dream
Sierra Leone’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi will not go ahead tomorrow after the country’s football association failed to get a FIFA suspension lifted, reports Reuters. Sierra Leone authorities, who had petitioned FIFA to get the ban lifted, did not meet yesterday’s deadline to reinstate ousted football association president Isha Johansen, who…
Nigeria named as global destination for illegal waste trafficking
Illegal activities that involve the environment, biodiversity or natural resources are becoming lucrative and involve comparatively low risks for criminals. Among them is illegal waste trafficking, which Nigeria is one of the main destinations A new study has fingered Nigeria and 15 other countries in Africa and Asia as the main destination for Environmental crimes,…
Rocky start for Sierra Leone's free school programme
Some two million children in Sierra Leone went back to school on Monday in a key test of the country's landmark free education programme for primary and high school students. It was a key election pledge of President Julius Maada Bio, who took office in early April. Bio has said he will donate three months…
Political defections in Nigeria, causes and consequences
There is an alarming rise in organised political defections in Nigeria. Although she is being hyped as the giant of Africa, the democracy in Nigeria is not practised like in countries such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Tanzania, Liberia, Senegal and Zambia with stable democracies. Nigeria’s version is a guided democracy and a democracy for…
We’ll support your efforts towards stability, Buhari assures Sierra Leonean President
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the new President of Sierra Leone, Mr Julius Maada Bio, of Nigeria’s support, including military assistance, as the country works towards a stable and improved economy.
Osinbajo attends inauguration of Sierra Leone’s President Bio
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday left Abuja to attend the inauguration of President Julius Bio in Freetown, Sierra Leone. According to a statement by Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Osinbanjo is expected to Abuja later in the evening. Bio won the country’s presidential run-off…
Sierra Leone president declares national cleanup day
Sierra Leone's new President Julius Maada Bio has announced that the first Saturday of each month will be "national cleaning day," as part of a campaign to improve hygiene and the work rate of civil servants.
Former soldier Bio wins Sierra Leone vote but opponent vows to contest
Sierra Leone's opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio secured his first term in office as a civilian Wednesday when he was declared the winner of a controversial presidential run-off -- but his opponent vowed to contest the result.