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Opposition SLPP lambasts government’s six wasted years

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2013 Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has called into serious question, the government’s management of the economy and the poor delivery of it’s so called Agenda for Change. The government’s celebration of six years in office this [Read More]

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Celebrating six wasted years is not funny

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2013 As government ministers and ruling party chiefs celebrate six years in power in Sierra Leone, there are millions of hungry stomachs and unemployed poor citizens roaming the streets in search of a livelihood. Sierra Leone is teetering on the edge of once again [Read More]

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Assessing president Koroma’s second term in office

John Baimba Sesay The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2013 In the last few days, following president Koroma’s marking of his first year in his second term in office, attempts have been made to assess his performance record. These analyses are based on the government’s delivery of the ‘Agenda for [Read More]

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Is finance minister Marrah in contempt of parliament?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2013 It is the constitutional duty of every democratically elected government to ensure that their plans and performance are first reported to parliament, especially the government’s economic performance and budgetary plans for the ensuing year, prior to publication. (Photo: minister Marrah). And it is [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s troubled media – the oligarchs hit back

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2013 Sierra Leone’s brave and embattled media is now facing serious financial meltdown, if the country’s ruling class is to have its wish granted by the courts, following a series of criminal libel lawsuits. And just when you think that the country’s media had [Read More]

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Are we preordained to be poor? Dr. Kandeh Yumkella ponders

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2013 Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – Special Representative of the UN Secretary- General  and Chief Executive of Sustainable Energy for All, will be speaking today at the 60th anniversary of Christ the King College, in Bo, Sierra Leone. In the fast moving global debate [Read More]

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Former minister – Abdulai Conteh – says NO to Constitutional faux pas

The Sierra Leone Telegraph – 23 November 2013 President Koroma has been accused of making several policy blunders since coming to office in 2007 – though not surprisingly, but his decision to ‘dumb-down’ the qualifications for Speaker of the country’s parliament, goes beyond the pale of political ignorance. Some would [Read More]

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EU Finance to boost West Africa’s development

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2013 Leaders of West Africa’s financial institutions, policy makers and economic development ministers were in Accra, Ghana on the 28th October, 2013, where they discussed the mobilisation of new sources of financing, particularly for infrastructure development. (Photo: Ghana’s President Mahama). Africa is at a [Read More]

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China’s Growth – Why Less is More: Lessons for Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 November 2013 Many African countries such as Sierra Leone that have embraced an economic growth model, predicated on the need to borrow and spend, may be causing more longterm damage to real and sustainable growth and prosperity. Sierra Leone’s debt, which was written off by [Read More]