News in Perspective

A special Christmas for the children of Bonthe – Sierra Leone

December 30, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 December 2013 This year’s Christmas will be remembered by most Sierra Leoneans for all the wrong reasons – economic hardship, lack of access to clean safe drinking water, poor sanitation, and rising youth unemployment. With over 60% of the population still struggling after 50 years [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

How did we miss it Mr. President? Let me tell you…..

December 27, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 December 2013 Last Friday – 20th December 2013, president Koroma asked these questions in parliament: “How come with so many of our people excelling all over the world, from medicine to languages, to computer science, to engineering, and international administration, that our [Read More]

Politics

Was Sierra Leone parliament wrong footed by ‘two foot arata’?

December 27, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 December 2013 A week ago – Friday, 20th December 2013, president Koroma opened the second session of the country’s parliament, marking the beginning of his second year in his final term in office. He did so with a speech that raise more questions about what [Read More]

Editorial

Crisis Group: Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General

December 24, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2013 I am writing concerning the situation in South Sudan. Like you, we have been following the country’s descent into civil conflict with growing dismay and concern. Crisis Group has been greatly encouraged by the calls you have been making for a decisive international [Read More]

Editorial

Kandeh Yumkella assesses Sierra Leone’s performance

December 24, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2013 Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – a man strongly tipped for political leadership in Sierra Leone, delivered a sobering and soul searching speech on the 22nd December 2013, at the Freetown Dinner Club’s end of year celebrations, which took place in the hall of [Read More]

Editorial

Opposition SLPP leader in parliament must go

December 23, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Elias Bangura The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2013 The Opposition Sierra Leone People Party’s minority leader in Parliament should be kicked out of her position – with jackboots, if possible, even though the courts have issued an injunction making that unlikely. Dr. Bernadette Lahai is good wine gone sour, [Read More]

News in Perspective

World Bank approves $40 million for electricity in Sierra Leone

December 22, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 December 2013 The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$40 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA), to help Sierra Leone reduce poverty and expand economic growth. The finance will help establish a strong national electricity distribution utility with better technical [Read More]

News in Perspective

Media responsible for government’s failure – says minister

December 21, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2013 The minister at the helm of State House – Mr. Richard Konteh, is now believed to be blaming Sierra Leone’s media for the failure of the government in securing the Millennium Challenge (MCC) Fund. The minister who heads the team responsible for ensuring [Read More]