In what bears the hallmarks of establishing a police state in Kenema, the Sierra Leone police have introduced a system whereby hotels and other guest houses are mandated to record the personal data of their guests into a register with police crest on it and supplied by the police in the town.
It has emerged, following an investigation mounted by Politico, that the visit to Moyamba two weeks ago by Vice President Samual Sam-Sumana was deliberately undermined by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Musa Tarawallie. The two have for some time now been locked in a power tussle with the minister said to be eyeing the vice president's job.
By Zainab Joaque
Central Parade’s James Bangura forced a win against East End Lions, after a brilliant counter attack. His 18-yard box shot was too hot for goalkeeper Mohamed Jalloh (aka Sheik Sheik) to handle as he allowed the ball to slip through his hands before Bangura came on again to drill home at the far post.
Senegalese are voting today in controversial polls characterised by sometimes violent protests against the candidacy of incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade who has ruled the country for 12 years. The opposition say he is barred by the constitution from running for a third term. However the country's highest court cleared him to run ruling the term limit did not have retroactive effect hence excluded his first term. Turnout has been massive.