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December 2013

Sierra Leoneans seem sit up following Emmerson Bockarie's releasing of new music album titled 'Kokobeh,' calling country's politicians greedy and selfishy leaders.
The Spectator is kept on it toes and intends do an extensive review of words as used in the released music album by the Sierra Leonean foremost revolutionary singer.

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

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We, the legitimate children of the late Alhaji Mohamed Brima Sallu (of blessed memory), have been compelled to react to false claims of the leadership of the National Islamic Mission by so-called legally wedded wife Mrs. Mary Leticia Sallu (nee Lahai).
 This proclamation was made at an ill-motivated and hurriedly convened “national conference” at the Islamic Secondary School Kenema on Friday 1st November, 2013.

Author: 
Mohamed Maasaquoi

The Opposition Sierra Leone People's Party Minority leader in Parliament should be kicked out of her position – with jackboots, if possible, even though the courts have issued an injunction restraining such intent.
Honourable Bernadette Lahai is good wine gone sour, and before it gets worse than that, the Member of Parliament representing Constituency 13 Kenema District should be shown the exit door for the sake of decency if country's democracy is to progress.

Author: 
Elias Bangura

As Sierra Leone and Sierra Leoneans get ready celebrating Christmas and warmly welcome the New Year- 2014, management of Spectator Newspaper wishes all well.
And as usually the case, Christmas in the preceding years, used to be moments of countless pleasures, so taking a flash back at country and individual’s achievements as the year rolled by, it’s as if vision prosperity seems dying slowly.
Oh yes things seem not look like the way it used to be at all. Why? Of course, the hundred plus one questions that need answers.

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From the editor’s desk

Our findings are that the Minister of Lands Musa Tarawally seems put things together in the improvement of Sierra Leone land system.
Sources say the Minister intends provide job for over a 1000 students with IT knowledge, who will be tasked to undertake random collection of data for existing parcels of lands in the Western Area, to be later verified by surveyors of lands ministry, unavoidably label them accordingly.
The exercise, our findings revealed, will identify leased state lands, leased private lands, and sold state and private lands and lands in conflict.

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

Following years of inequitable allocation, land grabbing, other troubles, the Minister of Lands intends introduce biometric system in 2014.
The system is likely to marshal a better land management policy for the attainment of middle income status, achieving shared prosperity thus providing job opportunities and fix up the bad old land management systems.
It is a fact that the current land system, over the years, has contributed to number of problems in the effective management of country’s lands.

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

War crimes convicts serving jail terms in the Mpanga prison in Rwanda are on hunger strike for 13 days now.
Rwanda sources say Issa Hassan Sesay, Augustine Ato Bao, Moinina Fofanah, Santigie Borbor Khanu aka 55, Alex Tamba Brimah aka Gullit, Ibrahim Bazzy Kamara, Morris Hassan Kallon and Allieu Musa Kondewai (AFRC, RUF and CDF war crimes prisoners) have correspondingly gone on hunger strike following ill-treatment meted them by Rwanda Mpanga’s prison wards.

Author: 
Ibrahim Samura

 The unemployment situation is dire. Many people looking for jobs eventually give up and start pursuing some self employment scheme, often for a mere pittance. Unemployment is hard to define because of its varied forms. Data on employment rates could have severe limitations in a country like Sierra Leone because of difficulties of reflecting the high levels of various types of self-employment and the number of people living below the poverty line. There is a direct correlation between the number of people employed and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of a country.

Author: 
Andrew Keili

As a component of Youth Sensitization Campaign against Ethnic Voting, Religious and Cultural discrimination project, which is implemented by Youth in Action for Development, a youth led charity organization in Kenema, a symposium on the causes of, and solutions to ethnic based politics, religious and cultural discriminations” was held Saturday 14th at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall in Kenema.

Author: 
Kamal M. Barrie in Kenema

His Excellency
President Ernest Bai Koroma
President of the Republic of Sierra Leone
State House
State Avenue
Freetown
Sierra Leone.
25th May, 2013.

Author: 
Spectator News

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