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.
Sierra Leone court halts preparations for presidential run-off
Sierra Leone's High Court on Saturday ordered the electoral commission to halt preparations for a March 27 presidential run-off following a legal filing by a lawyer linked to the ruling party.
Goodluck Jonathan arrives Sierra Leone for presidential run-off poll
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has returned to Sierra Leone to observe the country’s presidential run-off polls scheduled for Tuesday March 27.