About Umaru Fofana
Umaru Fofana has been a journalist for over 20 years and has reported from Asia, the United States and several countries in Africa. He is based in his native Sierra Leone where he works as a freelance journalist mainly for the BBC and Reuters. He co-owns the FreeMedia Group, which operates a newspaper called Politico (www.politicosl.com) and has set up a radio station.
He has won several other awards including being named by his country’s media regulatory body as the Most Outstanding Male Journalist. He was twice elected president of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, which he had previously served as secretary-general.
He studied at Fourah Bay College, the first institution of higher learning in sub-Saharan Africa, where he was elected president of the students’ union and serves as its current alumni president.
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@FabrizioRomano It reads like excerpts from a resignation letter.

Presidential candidate of #SierraLeone’s main opposition APC party, Dr Samura Kamara, has retained his running-mate for June’s elections. Today he announced that he would run with Chernor Maju Bah, the parliamentarian he first ran with in 2018.

It’s the second time he will face off with incumbent president, Julius Maada Bio after the 2018 contest. The former central bank governor who also led the finance and foreign affairs ministries has appealed for party unity, saying: “No body is an enemy”.

Delegates at the national conference of #SierraLeone’s main opposition APC party have elected Dr Samura Kamara by a landslide as their candidate for the presidential election slated for 24 June. He beat off a contest from a crowded field of 18 aspirants to gain 85% of the votes.

The announcement comes amid fevered speculation that Dr Jalloh would be replaced ahead of the polls. It’s unprecedented for an SLPP presidential candidate - in office or in opposition - to retain his running mate.

Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio has retained his vice president, Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, as his running mate for June’s election. It was greeted with thunderous applause at the end of the governing party’s national delegates’ conference.

#SierraLeone is said to be on the verge of eliminating elephantiasis. Transmission remains in only 1 of the country’s 16 districts. Ahead of NTDs Day on 30/1/23, I went to find out about the life of those living with the disease & why it persists in Bombali District. @BBCAfrica https://t.co/lxhRCrgPU3

@SoeMarrah Hahahaha! I just ignore. I don’t even respond to them my revered brother. Too busy with doing the right things and not countenancing distractions. Stay strong, bro!!

Lead council for the plaintiffs, Dr Abdulai O Conteh, told me that “it’s a sad day for the rule of law” in #SierraLeone. But the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohamed Lamin Tarawalli, says “the ruling vindicates the justice system [and] the government”.

@MEMLAW1 This is NOT analogous! Rashford is back to his best - even better. The Leone is worsening daily. So what’s your analogy if not showing your morbid disdain for Rash? I agree it’s a stretch to say he’s the best, but to compare him to the Leone is not funny - it’s disingenuos. 😂 🏃‍♂️