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Editorial

Sierra Leone’s unjust minister of justice must go

Sankara Kamara Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2015 The advancement of a nation partly begins in the minds of its citizens, where conscious efforts can be made to abandon unpatriotic politics.  A failed state, like a parolee, can either choose to reform and become successful, or embrace depravity and remain [Read More]

Editorial

Yumkella met SLPP members and executives at party office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2015 There are reports from Freetown of riot police trying to quell the serious violence that erupted this lunchtime outside the offices of the opposition SLPP in Freetown. (Photo: Yumkella arriving at SLPP offices). It is understood that heavily armed police are trying to disperse [Read More]

Editorial

Kandeh Yumkella is feeling HOT, HOT, HOT!!

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2015 Like the chorus from the popular calypso song – ‘feeling Hot Hot Hot’, Yumkella says that his new political mantra HOT, which stands for ‘Hope, Opportunity and Transformation’ are the three guiding principles that will underpin his manifesto policies for change in Sierra Leone. [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella touches down in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2015 SLPP Presidential hopeful will this weekend arrive in Freetown, after spending almost two decades living and working abroad for the United Nations. Yumkella has spent the last two months traversing the different continents, meeting supporters and well-wishers and listening to their worries, hopes and [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone Attorney General’s position is now untennable

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 August 2015 As the row between Sierra Leone’s Attorney General Frank kargbo and the leader of the opposition PMDC – lawyer Charles Francis Margai continues, the question now for president Koroma is how long before he gives Frank Kargbo the boot for dereliction of duty and [Read More]

Editorial

State of emergency debate – SLPP made us proud – but what next?

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2015   Whatever our views about the internal bickering in the SLPP, the party press statement dated Tuesday 28th July 2015 and the subsequent letter to the Speaker of Parliament, expressing the party’s opposition to an extension of the then state of [Read More]

News in Perspective

President places Sierra Leone on permanent state of emergency – says SLPP John Benjamin

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2015 President Koroma’s announcement of the lifting of some of the restrictions of the Ebola emergency regulations that were promulgated by the country’s parliament at the height of the Ebola crisis in 2014, has provoked another political row and a serious constitutional debate. A few [Read More]

News in Perspective

China is to join in supporting post Ebola recovery in Sierra Leone

John Baimba Sesay (Beijing) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2015 Sierra Leone’s top diplomat in China – Madam Alice Kumba Momoh, has informed senior Chinese government officials that prior to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Sierra Leone was enjoying rapid economic growth under the leadership of president Koroma. Madam [Read More]