- Predicts Africa Confidential
The latest edition of the respected British bi-monhly, Africa Confidential predicts that neither President Ernest Koroma nor Julius Maada Bio is likely to gain more than half of the ballots in the November polls; hence a run-off. See full report on page…
I have no idea where this business of making resolutions at the end of every year came from but it’s now widespread. At the start of 2010 we asked some college students what their New Year resolutions were. More than half of the forty students said they wanted to go “closer to God this year” and to “spend more time on their studies”. Well, I don’t need a sorcerer to tell me that none of them stood by those resolutions strictly. Don’t ask me why and don’t convict them before hearing them out.
A three-week-long investigation mounted by Politico reveals that the country's Anti Corruption Commission is in a serious financial situation. Our sources say that staff did not get their full end-of-year salary bonus due to the apparent financial crisis. Staff who had to travel to Freetown to answer to an official call late last year were only paid half their per diem.