By KABS KANU : The commitment expressed by the Sierra Leone Government towards the Mamamah International Airport project has nothing to do with the government damning her financial partners, the International Monetary Fund ( IMF ) and the World Bank. During a high-level bilateral meeting at the margins of the last UN General Assembly between Sierra Leone’s President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the Chinese Head of State, Mr. Xi Jinping ( Which COCORIOKO reported in full details), it was the Chinese leader who assured Sierra Leone that his country would do everything possible to ensure that the international airport is constructed. It was within the spirit of this commitment by the Chinese President that President Koroma said in Freetown last week when China sent a delegation to Freetown to discuss the way forward that he is still committed to the project. In other words, President Koroma was saying that if China was still committed to its promise to help us construct … [Read more...] about Is Umaru Fofana trying to drive a wedge between the APC Government and its financial partners ?
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By KABS KANU : Mr. Umaru Fofana , the President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists ( SLAJ) , is known for many things but none of them is for promoting the cause of the All People’s Congress ( APC ) . I have never met Umaru Fofana and I do not know his political leanings but one thing I know is that he is not a sympathizer of the APC . He could be a good man and he is certainly a worthy son of the soil, entitled to his own political beliefs and loyalties in a democratic society. He is a free man of the realm and he is free to align himself with any political party of his choice. It does not matter therefore if he is SLPP, APC or PMDC. But again, it is common knowledge that he has never been APC and he is not APC. EVEN BABOONS HAVE SHAME -FACE Therefore, for a man like him to come out openly to chastise the SLPP Presidential candidate , Julius Maada Bio, for being a liar and that he lied to the BBC clearly shows the … [Read more...] about If Umaru Fofana, of all people, chastised Maada Bio for lying to the BBC, how much integrity is left for the SLPP Presidential candidate ?
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By Samuel Rubenfeld Samuel Rubenfeld The Wall Street Journal BiographySamuel Rubenfeld Jan 3, 2019 12:52 pm ET 3 COMMENTS A daily roundup of corruption news from across the web. We also provide a daily roundup of important risk & compliance stories via our daily newsletter, The Morning Risk Report, which readers can sign up for here. Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk. Bribery Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't resign even if indicted on corruption charges. Prosecutors are considering lesser charges than bribery. The U.S. barred Israel from questioning former U.S. officials as they conducted their probe of Mr. Netanyahu. The probes are expected to dominate snap elections set for April. (i24, Haaretz, TOI, i24, Haaretz, TOI, FT, Vox) The founder of BTG Pactual SA returned to the bank's controlling group of partners following his acquittal on corruption charges. (Reuters) How did McKinsey get ensnared in a bribery case? The company said it had … [Read more...] about Corruption Currents: Israeli Prosecutors to Indict Supermodel Bar Refaeli
Umaru Fofana, the BBC stringer in Freetown, Sierra Leone , is creating an ugly name for himself in the art of unethical, unprofessional and biased reporting. Last week, Umaru Fofana was at the centre of controversy again when he refused to report to the BBC the very important story of the stabbing death of a supporter of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ) —The party that Umaru does public relations for at the BBC –by another SLPP fan. There was an outcry in the social media about why a man who reports every imaginable story to the BBC about Sierra Leone, as long as it is something that damages the reputation of the ruling All People’s Congress ( APC ) , COULD HAVE FAILED to report on such a big story about the murder of a party supporter by a fan of the same party, an event that portrays the violence and brutality within the SLPP , which members have now started inflicting on their own colleagues . Umaru could not report on such a very … [Read more...] about On Journalism ethics and fair reporting : Jarrah Kawusu -Konte lectures flawed BBC Stringer Umaru Fofana