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Editorial

The military coup in Sierra Leone that never was?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2013 Last week’s report of an attempted military coup in Sierra Leone is nothing short of an affront to the peace, harmony and political stability, which the people of Sierra Leone have enjoyed since the end of the brutal war in 2001. Whilst State [Read More]

News in Perspective

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf turns back the clock of press freedom in Liberia

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2013 Several hundred people gathered outside the Temple of Justice Court on Wednesday, 21 August, to protest the arrest of Rodney Sieh (Photo), the Publisher of FrontPage Africa. Sieh was ordered by the Supreme Court to pay US$1.5 million in a libel case involving [Read More]

Economy & Business

Good reasons why investors should choose Sierra Leone

John Baimba Sesay – China The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2013 Sierra Leone’s development is now at a major transformational stage, thanks to our readiness for change, as a people. From once a country in an era of war, political instability, corruption-ridden,  to one  that pushed  towards change some [Read More]

Editorial

A national culture of neglect is holding back Sierra Leone’s development

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2013 Sierra Leone’s development and progress has been invariably held back by its dilapidated and unfit for purpose infrastructure, many of which are relics of a bygone age. But the fact that some of them were built over a century ago is not at [Read More]

Editorial

SLPP now has a strong foundation on which to build for the future

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi The Sierra Leone telegraph: 20 August 2013  Let me start by congratulating Chief Alhaji Bai Shabora Somano Kapen III (Photo) for his victory as party Chairman and Leader of the SLPP party –  a man who has rendered and sacrificed so much for the SLPP. And in [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone’s ruling APC party gone communist

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2013 As Sierra Leone moves closer to China, many in the country are now questioning the motive and rationale of the ruling All People’s Congress Party (APC), in strengthening its relationship with the Communist Party of China, at a time when most countries of [Read More]

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An open letter to the founding fathers and mothers of the SLPP

Dr. Sama Banya (Puawui) The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2013 Sir Milton (Photo), Bai Farima Tas 11, Kandeh Bureh, A J Momoh, Gideon Thomas, Albert Margai, Siaka Stevens, Paramount Chief Julius Gulama, Rev. Paul Dumbar, R B Kowa, Paramount Chiefs R B S Koker, Bai Koblo Pathbana, Alikai Modu, [Read More]

Editorial

Maada Bio under fierce attack

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2013 Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) is on the brink of collapse, after several months of internal war of attrition, which has now led to deep divisions within the party. (Photo: John Benjamin – Party Chairman). Old wounds [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leone Constitution Review: Key changes for consideration

Zainab Tunkara Clarkson The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2013 As Sierra Leone grapples with the review of the 1991 constitution, it is pertinent that we seize the opportunity to bring forward laws that meet the challenges and realities of the 21st century. While we do that, however, we must [Read More]