Category Archives: Governance

Mali Votes in Long-Delayed Parliamentary Election

Voters in Mali went to the polls Sunday to elect members of the 147-seat National Assembly. The parliamentary election in the war-torn West African country, which should have taken place after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s 2018 reelection, has been postponed several times since then out of security concerns. New members of the assembly are expected

Sierra Leone: All land borders are closed except for the transportation of essential commodities into Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone– “I wish to announce that effective midnight, all our land borders are closed except for the transportation of essential commodities into Sierra Leone under strict supervision. This measure will be in force for 30 days and subject

Malawi Orders Political Opposition to Halt Coronavirus Education Campaigns

Malawi has ordered opposition political parties to halt coronavirus awareness campaigns, calling the efforts a politicization of the pandemic.  While Malawi has yet to confirm a case of the virus, President Peter Mutharika last week declared COVID-19 a national disaster

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio meets with development partners on Coronavirus preparedness

State House, Freetown– His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has engaged development partners and members of the diplomatic and consular corps on government’s recent enhanced preparedness for coronavirus disease in Sierra Leone. “We have declared a State of Public

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio opens Book of Condolence for the late former Vice President Solomon Berewa

State House, Freetown– His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today opened and signed the “Book of Condolence” for the Late Former Vice President, Solomon Ekuma Berewa, who passed away on Thursday 5 March, aged 81.The Opening and Signing

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio engages Former members of Ebola Response Centre on Preparedness to tackle Coronavirus

State House, Freetown– His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has engaged members of the National Ebola Response Centre, NERC, as part of government’s preparedness to tackle any Coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country.During the meeting, Chief Mini...