Outgoing President Ernest Bai Koroma has served two terms and was barred by the constitution from running again.
The President in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja, Thursday, urged all stakeholders in Sierra Leone to work together for the peace, security and development of the country especially as the elections had been concluded and in view of the trend of recently held peaceful elections in West Africa. For years, Sierra Leone was rated one of Africa's most dynamic economies but it has slowed sharply since 2014, weighed down by the Ebola outbreak and a global commodity price decline. Mr. Bio was made deputy head of state then. This was Bio's second bid for the presidency.
In the March 7 general election, neither candidate had reached the 55 percent threshold constitutionally required to win.
In his first public speech after the coup, Bio justified his actions as a means to return Sierra Leone to a democratically elected civilian government and end the Sierra Leone civil war. His wife Fatima is a practicing Muslim, and an ethnic Mandingo from Koidu, Kono District in eastern Sierra Leone.
The design of the airplane is meant to reduce the "sonic boom" to a thump or a double-thump by the time it reaches the ground. Today, the agency announced their decision to award a development contract to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LMAC).
The United States charges that the 60 Russians that it targeted are intelligence officers operating under diplomatic cover. Last week, the Russian foreign ministry announced tit-for-tat measure against these countries.
A total of 275 gold medals are at stake as fans from around the world keep a close eye on their star athletes' medal chances. Jamiu bounced back from the team's doubles defeat to edge Mohammed Rizal from Malaysia 3-2 in a keenly-contested game.
Sorrentino, 35, pleaded guilty to tax evasion in January and agreed to a deal that could put him behind bars for up to five years. I have responsibilities now", Nicole said ahead of the April 5 premiere of Jersey Shore: "Family Vacation on MTV .
Doctors who've examined his body say there's no evidence of trauma or foul play, and they believe the cause of death is drowning. Police previously called his disappearance unusual but said there had been no indications of attack on Cunningham.
Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games have announced that Spider-Man will swing to the PlayStation 4 on September 7. Furthermore, Insomniac Games has discovered that the release date reveal will occur today within a pleasant and welcoming tweet.
Sadly, those services are needed in our community nearly every day, and we are fortunate to have an agency such as CAC. Nearly half of the nation's children have been impacted by child trauma, she said.
It marks the fourth different time that the UFC has tried, and failed, to book Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov. Max Holloway will enter this last-minute UFC 223 main event title fight on a 12-fight win-streak.
King Edward VII is the private hospital of choice for the royal family and has been treating members of the monarchy for decades. The palace said Philip entered King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday afternoon and will have surgery Wednesday.
Mild Thursday, Warmer Friday, Storms Saturday?
Behind this front temperatures are going to drop throughout the day on Saturday falling into the mid 50s during the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly fair and not as cold as last night; most places will see a low in the 40s early tomorrow morning.
China Retaliates, Slaps Duties On US Soybeans, Beef
That has provoked anger in China , while there are doubts that the tariffs will succeed in changing Beijing's behaviour. Farm Belt, where voters supported President Donald Trump , according to people familiar with the plans for retaliation.
Ravens sign RG3 to one-year contract
In signing with the Ravens, Griffin is getting another shot at making it as an NFL QB, if only as a backup. The Baltimore Ravens made a big announcement on Wednesday during their pre-draft press conference.