Election Watch

SLPP elects a pro-Maada Bio national executive council – has the party shot itself in the foot?

September 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018 After a weekend of excitement and drama, wrapped up in political machinations and chicanery at the SLPP convention in Kenema, the party has in the very early hours of this morning, elected a new National Executive Council that will oversee the election of its [Read More]

Election Watch

In politics absurdity is not a handicap

September 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone telegraph: 17 September 2017 The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), the oldest surviving political party in Sierra Leone commenced its three- day election convention in Kenema this weekend, and reports reaching the Sierra Leone Telegraph describe the event as anything but conventional. If anything, the convention [Read More]

Election Watch

Is this the moment that the Sierra Leone opposition SLPP showed the country it is unfit to govern?

September 16, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2017 There was high drama at the opposition SLPP convention last night in Kenema, which many observers say is fast becoming a fiasco. The party’s three days national convention which was expected not only to elect their presidential candidate for national elections taking place on [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Plea from Sierra Leone’s commissioner for revenue and taxation to citizens and businesses to pay their taxes

September 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

N’Bompa Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) Commissioner Haja Kallah Kamara, is pleading to all citizens and businesses in the country to adhere to their rules and regulations regarding the payment of taxes. The nation she said cannot maintain sustainable development, if citizens and [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government confirms suspension of US visas for immigration and foreign ministry officials

September 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 Sierra Leone’s presidential spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay confirmed on Wednesday that the United States has placed restrictions on business and tourism visas on Sierra Leone immigration and foreign affairs ministry officials. The Trump administration visa restrictions on four African and Asian countries – [Read More]

Politics

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa – time to celebrate but worries still linger

September 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 The UN has declared September 15 as the International Day of Democracy. The idea is to review the state of democracy in the world. According to Nic Cheeseman, Africa is in much better shape than it’s ever been but it’s not all positive as [Read More]

Politics

Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon

September 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 Many in Liberia and across the continent would be shocked to learn that Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s record on women’s issues is not so wonderful as expected. In the twelve years since she became Africa’s first elected female leader, she’s been repeatedly hailed [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Farming offers Sierra Leone a long-term solution for economic recovery

September 13, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Zainab Tunkara Clarkson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2017 In what has been Sierra Leone’s worst natural catastrophe in living memory, over 500 people have died and about 3,000 rendered homeless by flooding this year. Inexplicable and unprecedented, the crisis has devastated the economy, ruined agriculture and created the need [Read More]