Politics

Sierra Leone’s presidential hot favourite – Yumkella wins hearts and minds in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2015 The Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella (KKY) UK tour, which saw thousands of Sierra Leoneans turned out to meet the former UN man in Reading and Manchester, came to a grand finale last Sunday, at the Bacon’s College Hall in South London. Hundreds of people queued [Read More]

News in Perspective

SLPP must not become a party of exclusion – Kandeh Yumkella tells Manchester UK

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 July 2015 Sierra Leone’s presidential hopeful – Dr. Kandeh Yumkella took Manchester by storm today, Saturday 25th July 2015 – the second leg of his UK wide tour, which will culminate in a grand finale tomorrow Sunday in London. (Photo: Dr, Yumkella – Right, shaking hands [Read More]

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Letter to President Koroma – Your Orwellian diktat is not in the nation’s interest

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2015 Dear Mr President, You may not know or remember me. But that is of no consequence, as I would not like you to think that I am also looking for a job (God forbid) like some of those ‘Concerned Sierra Leoneans’ [Read More]

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Editorial

Sierra Leone Busgate scandal – government is in clear breach of procurement Laws

Abdul Rashid Thomas – Editor, Sierra Leone Telegraph 23 July 2015 Sierra Leone government’s procurement of 100 buses from China at a cost of $120,000 each, may have been intended to alleviate transportation problems across the country, especially in the congested and overcrowded capital Freetown. But today, this decision has [Read More]

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News in Perspective

Sierra Leone Busgate corruption scandal – ‘when you are in a hole stop digging’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2015 Today in parliament, Sierra Leone’s transport minister Balogun Koroma was at pains to explain, justify and convince parliamentarians, that ministers and officials have committed no wrong doing, with respect to procurement of the 100 buses from China at a cost of $12 million borrowed [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Busgate scandal – Anti Corruption Commissioner speaks out

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2015 After last week’s public furore over the $12 million Busgate scandal and allegations of corruption, involving the purchasing of 100 buses from China by the Koroma government without following the country’s procurement rules, fears have been growing of a major cover up. (Photo: President [Read More]

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Editorial

Kandeh Yumkella UK Town Hall meetings kicking off next week

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 July 2015   The battle for the presidential candidacy and leadership of the Sierra Leone’s Peoples’ Party will take a new turn next week, when presidential hopeful and former UN man – Dr. Alhaji Kandeh Yumkella commences his UK wide tour. (Photo: Left – Madam Yumkella [Read More]

Editorial

New Novartis malaria treatment will offer greater access for patients

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 July 2015   Novartis, the manufacturer of the malaria treatment drug Coartem, has announced that its Novartis antimalarial medicine Coartem®80 /480mg today received World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. This makes it the first and only high strength (80/480mg) Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) antimalarial treatment, available for [Read More]

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Ghanaian millionaire quits Microsoft to build university for young Africans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2015   In a time where Africans still queue up at the embassies of foreign countries, with the hope of being granted visas into countries with ‘better living conditions’, a rare few like Patrick Awuah (Photo) are sacrificing a life abroad to make a difference at home. [Read More]