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Breaking News – Angry youths rioting in the East of Freetown Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2016 There are unofficial reports this afternoon of rioting in the capital’s eastern suburb – Rokupr. It is not clear what sparked the social upheaval, but eyewitnesses say that groups of youths have blocked the main road leading to Rokupr. It is understood that riot [Read More]

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Sierra Leone economy improves but poverty rises as costs of petrol, electricity and taxes go up

Sierra Leone Telegraph:  28 September 2016   The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its latest report on the state of Sierra Leone’s economy, following a review by senior staff. It makes for mixed reading. But the Sierra Leone Telegraph can confirm that the IMF report contradicts a statement made [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential hopeful Kandeh Yumkella raises the bar once again

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2016 Kandeh Yumkella, presidential flag-bearer candidate for the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Expert Group Meeting and Workshop on South-South Cooperation for Ecological Civilization. The event is taking place at the headquarter offices of the United Nations [Read More]

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President Koroma of Sierra Leone to continue as Party Chairman and Leader

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2016 Presidential and general elections will be held in Sierra Leone in February 2018. And the battle for presidential candidacy in both the ruling APC and the country’s main opposition SLPP party is predicted to be the fiercest yet fought, since the country gained independence [Read More]

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Death penalty will not reform disenfranchised youths in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2016 As the government of Sierra Leone prepares to resume the death penalty, despite recent commitment to abide by United Nations’ and other global human rights conventions, questions are being asked about the rationale for such retrograde policy decision. If president Koroma was to be [Read More]

Editorial

Panther women vow to improve the lives of poor people in Kroo Bay slum Sierra Leone

Abdul Sillah Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2016 Panther Women’s Group (Panther Ladies) are calling for national and international help to support their local development initiatives and plans to improve the lives of poor people in the Kroo Bay slum, whose homes and livelihoods were affected in recent floods and [Read More]

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Launch of Sierra Leone Women Are Free to Choose and SiA Magazine Fall 2016

Press Statement by Sierra Leone Women are Free to Choose (SLWAFC) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September, 2016 On September 22nd, Sierra Leone Women are Free to Choose (SLWAFC) will officially launch our “imitated not mutilated” campaign in Freetown, Sierra Leone as well as the Fall 2016 edition of SiA Magazine. (Photo: [Read More]

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Sierra Leonean female circumcision practitioner banned from entering the UK?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2016 News of the possible banning of the secretary general of the Sierra Leone National Sowei Council (NSC) – Madam Kharday Zorokong from entering the UK has been greeted with consternation and shock by civil libertarians. (Photo: A woman’s face mutilated by plastic surgeon, yet [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential hopeful Yumkella departs Freetown for University of Oxford

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2016 Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, former UN Under-Secretary-General has arrived in the UK in advance of a working visit to the University of Oxford. While in Oxford, the distinguished development economist and global energy access advocate will deliver a lecture on ‘the role of the international [Read More]