Education and Health

Sierra Leone government provides educational support to 1000 Ebola orphans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2017 The 2017/2018 school year has started in earnest in Sierra Leone, and many children are happily being sent off to school by their parents with brand new uniforms, school bags, and books. However, many other children are not that lucky. These are orphans who [Read More]

Election Watch

National Grand Coalition of progressive politicians in Sierra Leone – the birth of new hope

NGC Media & Communications Team Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2017 The long-awaited registration of the National Grand Coalition was completed today at the Sierra Leone Political Parties Registration Commission after overcoming delays by bureaucracy and objections. The good news came a day after a strong NGC delegation, headed by [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone’s progressive liberal democratic politicians now have their own political party

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2017 For the first time in the history of Sierra Leone, since the country gained independence in 1961, politicians from across the political divide have come together to form a broad church of liberal philosophies and values, which they say is a break-away from the [Read More]

Election Watch

Elections in Africa –  democratic rituals matter even though the outlook is bleak

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2017 Africa’s ruling parties have shown that they’re highly resourceful at retaining power. In the light of this, what purpose do elections serve? Andre Guichaoua argues that despite their shortcomings and the fact that they can be ritualistic, elections are important because leaders can never [Read More]

Politics

President Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges – But will he have the last laugh?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2017 A protracted battle to reinstate hundreds of corruption, money laundering and racketeering charges against South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma came to a head last week when the country’s Supreme Court backed a lower court’s finding that they should never have been set aside in [Read More]

Election Watch

Maada Bio accepts presidential nomination of the Sierra Leone People’s Party

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2017 Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. Five years ago, I stood before this august body after I was accorded the honour and privilege of entering a new service for our Great Party; the service of being its Presidential Candidate for the 2012 Presidential [Read More]

Election Watch

President Koroma appoints Samura Kamara as presidential candidate for the ruling APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2017 Dr Samura Kamara – the man few thought could become president of Sierra Leone, is tonight one step closer to achieving his wildest dream, as president Koroma – chairman of the ruling APC declared Samura as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2018 elections. [Read More]

Election Watch

Citizens question Sierra Leone’s PPRC delay in issuing registration certificate to the NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 October 2017 Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella was in Southeast London today, talking to hundreds of Sierra Leoneans in a town hall style meeting. He spoke about his determination to change politics in Sierra Leone, from a two-horse race to an open competition – with progressive liberals [Read More]