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Investigation into alleged corruption at Sierra Leone’s ministry of social welfare continues

August 29, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2016 Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission seems to be going where it has never been before – investigating an alleged criminal Mr. Momo Bockarie Foh – the younger brother of the country’s vice president for alleged corruption. (Photo: President Koroma welcoming the new ACC chief – [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP putting its house in order?

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Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2016 The National Executive Council (NEC) of Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP, met yesterday to discuss the progress it is making in meeting the milestones it had set few months ago, based on the advice and ruling received from the country’s Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) [Read More]

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Fatmata Turay was not killed by circumcision – says Sierra Leone minister of social welfare

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Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 August 2016 After much global publicity about the cause of death of a nineteen year old woman in Sierra Leone – Fatmata Turay, after undergoing circumcision, the official cause of death is now known. She died of ‘bilateral lobar pneumonia – seriously affecting her lungs’, according [Read More]

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Corruption syndicate uncovered at Sierra Leone’s ministry of social welfare

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Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2016 Two ministry of social welfare personnel are now at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), helping with investigations regarding an alleged corruption syndicate involving senior public officials, uncovered at the ministry. Sources at the ACC have this afternoon confirmed that they are both persons of interest. One [Read More]


‘There is nothing petty about petty corruption’ – says Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar

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Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2016 A few days ago, the editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph – Mr Abdul Rashid Thomas, caught up with the man appointed early this year to take over one of the most difficult jobs in Sierra Leone – tackling corruption, to talk about his [Read More]

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What African countries like Sierra Leone can learn from Sheffield’s investment deal with China

August 23, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2016 Many Africans who are supportive of China’s economic dealings with Africa, say that the global economic giant is being unfairly criticised, for simply doing what most developed nations have done throughout history to Africans – the exploitation of the continent’s natural resources, in return [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – moral corruption more destructive than financial corruption

August 22, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2016 You know something, while the chatter all across the country – on shop floors, in markets, within business circles, and in classrooms and beer parlours as well as gatherings of compatriots in the Diaspora, is about the current state of Sierra [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – When violence becomes the last refuge of the incompetent

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Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2016 No law abiding person should condone the use of violence in any shape or form. There can be no justification for violence or riots in our community. This brings to mind the senseless loss of lives during the recent riots in the [Read More]