The Law School administration with approval from the Council of Legal Education has published the Bar Final Examination results on 28th July 2017 with 83 failures out of 108 students that took the exams.
For far too long the Sierra Leone Law School has been hijacked as if the institution is a secret society where only selected few will cross the ‘initiation rubicorn.’ With cruel clutches, few persons continue to intimidate Sierra Leoneans who intend to become lawyers. As if their inaction is not enough, another bomb has been dropped without recourse to the causes of the decade civil war that left untold suffering to all Sierra Leoneans.
I am inspired to be part of the debate around whether a unique political coalition can win the March 2018 multitier elections in Sierra Leone. I deliberately used the word ‘unique’ because we have had several political coalitions and the terminology is not a peculiar one in the political landscape of the country.
While there is a burning desire to effect change in Sierra Leone, and a popular will to do so, I am afraid of the completion of the process.
How do you tell a council of ‘pen robbers’ that robbery is no longer in fashion – especially when the perpetual mis-education and deliberate ignorance of the masses is beyond the fresh beginning that we actually desire, if we are not to end up with another car crash?
By June 2006, the then World Bank head in Sierra Leone, James Saki, on the issue of Sierra Leone receiving no more loans from his institution, had said, “it makes no sense to give loans if World Bank finds debt is not sustainable,” further referring to the country at the time as being “in the thresholds, not too good, not too bad.” Just months to the 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections, Sierra Leone’s donor community had chosen to close their doors on the West African state by withholding support.
Can West African countries become more prosperous by adopting the use of a single currency and fostering a closer, integrated and single economic union?
Some economists believe that many countries in the West African region that are classed as ‘natural resource rich – but poor’, could have done far better economically, had the region’s economy been closely integrated through trade and the use of a single currency.
Most People admire the All People’s Congress Party for it populist campaign and persuasive propaganda machinery, but as the 2018 general elections draw closer, it appears as if the ruling party is gradually losing those edges over other political parties in the country. It officials are seen in acts of what Former US Senator Elizabeth Doll referred to as “UNPOLITICAL PRUDENCE”.
Senator Doll, a widely acclaimed American Orator said “when politicians become too jittery of their opponents, they miss-strategies to win the polls”.
For the past months, social media has been a fever pitch in the national discourse whether political, social, economic or religious platforms. The public has raised numerous concerns about the usage of this new phenomenon. The traditional media – radio, television and newspaper have been acting on the agenda setting theory by bringing experts in their different programs to pinpoint on this new shift.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a laudable approach to enhance a people-centred development and the relief of poverty.
As a continuation of the policies enshrined in its predecessor – the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs now include a vital missing link that affects the lives of every citizen – the need for improved transport safety.
The debate about the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and whether they are likely to be achieved has begun, after the significant failure of many sub-Sahara African nations – including Sierra Leone, in meeting their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
"Ernest, it seems, wants to distance himself from the politics of former APC warriors like the late Sorie Ibrahim Koroma (alias Agba Satani) and the late Siaka Probyn Stevens (alias Pass ar Die ). He has repeatedly stressed that he is leading a new a
According to sources in California, Hon. Ernest Koroma, the presidential candidate of Sierra Leone’s leading opposition party, the APC, was recently in that part of the United States in what has been described as a fundraising exercise to financially prepare the party for the forthcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Samura Kamara, Moscow.
African Party Politics with specific reference to Sierra Leone reflects promise of economic growth as well as inertia.
From a historical perspective, the DNA of electoral party politics in Sierra Leone is not primarily centered on issues of socio-economic change, but rather on economic mismanagement, corruption, and tribal or regional affiliations. Such transitions have led to military coups, and violent conflicts seen by some as vehicles to effect change or providing alternatives to the status quo.
.I don’t know about others but social media has on many occasions engaged me in useful debates, allowed me to catch up with friends, families, and their statuses, through photos, audios, videos, and vice versa.
In its attack on the very foundations of science, Trumpism constitutes an epistemic disaster: we are facing a crisis in terms of knowledge and objective inquiry. Epistemology (or the theory of knowledge) is concerned with, among other things, what right we have to the beliefs we hold – in other words, it is a normative enterprise: it asks not merely the descriptive-psychological question of how people happen to come to acquire their beliefs, but rather how they should do so.
What peaked in 2011 as a series of political protests sweeping the Middle East and North Africa is today, an opportunity to celebrate and evaluate how various regimes mold their path towards democracy. A noteworthy component of these transitions includes the shifting role of the informal sector.
John Baimba Sesay Collectively as a nation, a lot of gains we have made. I have written extensively on how the present administration has worked assiduously in turning things round in a country that had witnessed a brutal war which left behind a fractured infrastructure with apparently broken hopes.
I don’t know why, but I have a sickening feeling that we are heading for a political crisis in Sierra Leone ahead of next year’s elections. I pray it is not so. But the political scene is eerily too muddled up and quiet for my liking; and with less than eight months to go and an incumbent not ‘expected’ to remain in post, the serene atmosphere – even in the ruling party, is rather discomforting.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu leaves the hubbub of Nairobi to finally make his maiden visit to Sierra Leone's capital, where he finds people determined to overcome their history of civil war and Ebola.
Since the British people voted just over a year ago to leave the European Union (EU), I have been regularly asked what this will mean for the UK’s relationship with Sierra Leone – and especially our trade links – once Brexit happens.