Obituary

Gone too soon – Mr Jonathan Fitzjohn, Sierra Leone’s educationist and entertainment entrepreneur

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2018: The sad death is announced of Mr Jonathan Musselman Henry Fitzjohn, who passed away peacefully in London on his birthday, March 19, 2018, aged 54 years. Jonathan Musselman Henry Fitzjohn, is the 7th and youngest child of the Reverend Dr. William Henry Fitzjohn (deceased) and the [Read More]

Politics

Coverage of Sierra Leone’s election reflected stereotypes – not reality

Author: Laura Martin: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2018: Sierra Leone recently held peaceful presidential elections. But you would not know it from the media, which suggested that the country was frequently overwhelmed by violence during this period. The first round results were announced in mid-March, which concluded that no single [Read More]

Politics

Is Sierra Leone’s democracy at a crossroad? Watch the debate live today sunday on AYV TV

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2018: By the time the parliament of Sierra Leone settles down to business, it will be on the back of the most dramatic twists and turns we have ever witnessed. It all started with dual nationality fight that locked out many MP aspirants; it graduated [Read More]

Politics

Taxi driver wearing green shirt allegedly attacked in Freetown by APC supporters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2018: Reports of alleged political violence by both the ruling SLPP and the main opposition APC continue this weekend, with disturbing news of a group of APC supporters attacking and causing damage to a  taxi locally known as ‘keke’, painted green – which is the [Read More]

Politics

Why APC has more MPs than SLPP – despite SLPP winning the Presidency

Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2018: The argument that the APC has more seats than the SLPP in parliament because it created extra seats in its strongholds is totally wrong. The parliamentary seat distribution tracks fairly well the distribution of registered voters and even the distribution of actual [Read More]

Politics

Alleged attacks on local journalists by SLPP supporters must be investigated

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2018: It is now one month since elections were held in Sierra Leone; and twenty-four days, since the newly elected president Julius Maada Bio took office. But reports of political violence and instability continue to dominate the news, including troubling allegation of attack on the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone marks 57 years of independence today – but there will be no celebrations

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2018: Fifty-seven years ago, on the 27th of April 1961, Sierra Leone gained independence from British colonial rule. It was a day that was full of hope and promise. A new dawn, that brought dreams of  a vibrant, developing and confident Sierra Leone, where no one [Read More]

Politics

President Bio takes tough action to curb excessive government spending

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 April 2018: The last twelve months have been excruciatingly tough for ordinary Sierra Leoneans. The previous APC government, led by president Koroma, ran the economy into bankruptcy before being thrown out of office at the ballot box last month. Inflation – prices of basic necessities, have [Read More]