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Rights group calls for respect for citizens’ rights in Sierra Leone

February 16, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Abdul Fatoma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2018 The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International-CHRDI, has been following security discussions between the country’s security agencies and political parties about the free movement of people and vehicles in the country on elections day March 7, 2018. CHRDI is further concerned about [Read More]

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Message from America to our fellow Sierra Leoneans

February 16, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Joseph Opala / Gary Schulze: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2018 President Trump’s insulting remarks about Africans who immigrate to the United States prompted us to share our experiences on that subject. We bring an unusual perspective to the topic. We are both native-born Americans; from Oklahoma and New York [Read More]

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You can’t shake hands with clenched fists

February 16, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2017: The social media has been flooded with photos of Chinese nationals actively participating in our political discourse recently. Many people have not only found this surprising but also appalling. There is a general impression that this is an affront on our political [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential election debate – Yumkella – Bio – Samura – go head to head

February 15, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 February 2018 The stage is set. The audience will soon be seated, and the lights and microphones will be turned on, as three giants of Sierra Leone’s national politics go head to head in what is being described as the most important phase in the forthcoming [Read More]

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Chinese in APC campaign – leader and chairman for life must give answers

February 14, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 February 2018 One political party that seems ever willing to acquiesce to anything for corruption and gross inefficiency, is the All People’s Congress (APC). This is not unexpected, considering their presence in every facet of public life and the highly visible profile of President [Read More]

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Dr Yumkella unveils plans for the development of Sierra Leone

February 14, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 February 2018 NGC Presidential candidate – Alhaji Dr Kandeh Yumkella met students at the University of Sierra Leone in Freetown yesterday, where he spoke to them at the Ajayi Crowther Amphitheatre about the importance as a people of “forging unity in a divided nation”. [Read More]

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National Grand Coalition launches its Manifesto and Social Compact

February 13, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Anthony Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2018: The National Grand Coalition (NGC) will today launch its 2018 Manifesto in Port Loko. The NGC Manifesto is the party’s “Agenda for Job Creation and National Prosperity and a Social Compact with the people of Sierra Leone.” The manifesto and compact are [Read More]

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim Prize – what chance Koroma of Sierra Leone?

February 12, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2018 The Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has today announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, has won the 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. The Committee found that, confronted with unprecedented and renewed challenges, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf demonstrated [Read More]

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Chinese citizens campaigning for ruling APC – is bad for Sierra Leone democracy

February 12, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2018: Disturbing images of Chinese citizens, openly campaigning alongside leaders and supporters of the ruling APC, have raised questions about the legality of some of the electioneering practices being adopted by the APC party in advance of polling taking place on March 7th. The Chinese [Read More]