SIERRE LEONE

Sierra Leone president gives his 3 months salary to free education programme.

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio on Monday moved to implement a key campaign pledge when he launched his programme of free education for 1.5 million primary and secondary school children starting from September. “I promised free education during the election and I’m here to implement it,” Bio said during an official launch ceremony. While […]

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Sierra Leone president starts unscheduled visit to govt offices.

President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, on Wednesday took an unannounced visit to a key government facility, the Youyi building located in the capital, Freetown. The visit is the first since he announced a new set of civil service rules since assuming office in April 2018. According to the communications unit at the presidency, […]

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MAADA BIO ISSUES PRESIDENTIAL ORDER AIMED AT CUTTING GOVERNMENT EXPENSES.

President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, has hit the ground running with the issuarance of a presidential order aimed at cutting cost of government spending and injecting a sense of responsibility in the public sector. On April 9, 2018 press released from the Office of the President issued four orders, on civil service punctuality, […]

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Sierra Leone presidential runoff erupts clash between police and elections body.

Sierra Leone’s police on Thursday dismissed accusations by the election commission that officers were disrupting its activities ahead of a March 27 presidential run-off, bringing the force’s impartiality into question. Tensions are high ahead of the vote with a campaign marked by violent attacks and intimidation against politicians and supporters, along with an increase in […]

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