Julius Maada Bio
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Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio is SLPP’s Presidential Candidate for the forthcoming 2012 Presidential elections slated for the last quarter of 2012. He is the only core member of the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC), that ruled Sierra Leone from 1992 to 1996, and remains an important figure in Sierra Leone’s political landscape. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission report of 2005/06 later acclaimed Bio for his commitment to the peace process. After he handed over power to former President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah in the aftermath of the 1996 Presidential elections, Bio went to the United States of America where he read International Affairs, with an additional Masters degree in International Development. He re-entered politics, joining and contesting (without success) for the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) leadership position in 2005. Now 46, Maada Bio will be facing the current President, Ernest Bai Koroma, in the 2012 polls. Maada Bio is married with four children.

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The Destruction of Ivory Stocks Should Be Welcomed - But We Must Now Explain the Human Cost of this Vile Trade

(0) Comments | Posted 12 February 2014 | (08:55)

Last week's highly publicised destruction of ivory stockpiles has thrust the poaching debate back into the international media spotlight. It also preceded the international conference on the $19bn a year illegal wildlife trade hosted by the UK Government in London this week, attended by over 50...

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2012: The Year for Change in Sierra Leone - and Africa

(21) Comments | Posted 21 February 2012 | (23:00)

If 2011 goes down in history as the year of Arab revolutions, then there is hope 2012 will be the year democracy triumphs. Across the world, from Russia to the continent of Africa - where my country of Sierra Leone is holding Presidential and Parliamentary elections this year - so...

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