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The Interview: Fighting Ebola

The Interview: Fighting Ebola

Marwa Tawfik interviews Samura M. W. Kamara (S. K), Sierra Leone’s minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, on the recent outbreak of Ebola in his country By Marwa Tawfik | The AfricaPaper TAP: What is the situation in Sierra Leone since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and what is the impact […]

TEGLOMA FEDERATION ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN

TEGLOMA FEDERATION ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN

  The AfricaPaper | Minnesota MINNESOTA – Meeting in the Twin Cities for its annual National and International Convention on Aug. 3O through Sept. 1, 2013, Tegloma members from all chapters voted and elected Mr. Mustapha Sheriff as new Chairman of  Tegloma Federation, Inc. VOTE Mr. Sheriff, an accountant by profession will serve a two-year […]

APC North America Chairman Visits Minnesota

APC North America Chairman Visits Minnesota

The AfricaPaper | Minnesota Brooklyn Park – After his new appointment as Special Policy Analyst on Security Matters in Sierra Leone, Al-Aziz Turay, Chairman of the All Peoples Congress (APC) in North America made a brief visit to Minnesota late Saturday evening, June 22.  Turay was received by members of the APC Chapter in the […]

FUEL CRISIS HITS SIERRA LEONE

FUEL CRISIS HITS SIERRA LEONE

As fuel dealers test President Ernest Bai Koroma’s ‘Agenda for Prosperity,’ the black markets Pump up prices at will. From Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, our correspondent reports.   By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper   Freetown– The country’s imported refined fuel is yet to arrive at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay in Freetown; several petrol […]

Sierra Leonean Organization Honors Community Leaders

Sierra Leonean Organization Honors Community Leaders

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn- Members of Sierrasota, the Minnesota-based Sierra Leonean organization held their first Awards Night at the East Side Neighborhood Services Center to honor 19 community leaders and three organizations on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. “It shows that people do care. That people recognize your contribution in the […]

Koroma Wins Re-election…Opposition Yet To Accept Defeat

Koroma Wins Re-election…Opposition Yet To Accept Defeat

As Koroma wins re-election in Sierra Leone, the opposition  SLPP is yet to accept defeat. From the capital, Freetown, The AfricaPaper’s correspondent reports.     By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper   FREETOWN – President Ernest Bai Koroma has on Friday, Nov. 23 been re-elected with 58.7 percent of valid votes cast while his top […]

ECOWAS: Sierra Leone Needs to Educate Voters

ECOWAS: Sierra Leone Needs to Educate Voters

 By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper   FREETOWN -The National Electoral Commission (NEC) is yet to announce official results from Saturday polls, provisional results have indicated that the number of void votes surpasses the number of votes scored by five smaller political parties. Educating Voters This has however drawn the attention of international observers especially […]

NEC Response to Opposition Parties’ Voter Fraud Claims

NEC Response to Opposition Parties’ Voter Fraud Claims

As the SLPP and PMDC continue to raise hell on election malpractices, NEC urges all political parties to report grievances to the police. By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper   Press Conference FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – In what could be described as a theatrical press briefing at the National Electoral Commission’s (NEC) Headquarters at Tower […]

SLPP Cites Election Malpractices

SLPP Cites Election Malpractices

As vote count continues in Sierra Leone, the SLPP presidential candidate Bio says he is concerned about the electoral process. By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper   FREETOWN – The Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has in a press statement issued by the Presidential aspirant, Julius Maada Bio described the elections to be full of […]

ECOWAS MISSION IN SIERRA LEONE

ECOWAS MISSION IN SIERRA LEONE

  ECOWAS OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE 17 NOVEMBER 2012 GENERAL ELECTIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE    PRELIMINARY DECLARATION   I.          Introduction   1.    Pursuant to the Constitutional Convergence Principles of the Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance (2001), and within the framework of the Program of Assistance to Member States organizing elections, the President […]

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