Sierra Leone economic meltdown – the signs were on the wall

October 7, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2016 Much has been said about the current economic disaster facing the people of Sierra Leone. But for many commentators, the signs have been on the wall, even before the Ebola epidemic. The Koroma ruling APC party and government, have been in profound denial, burying [Read More]


Sierra Leone government austerity against the poor – Alie Kabba speaks out

October 6, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

Alie Kabba – Presidential aspirant 2018 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 October 2015 On Monday, 3rd October, 2016, following a hasty cabinet meeting, the APC government issued  a State House Press Release unveiling a series of measures that they plan to implement in the hope of managing an increasingly hopeless situation. [Read More]


Good governance in Sierra Leone is the only way forward

October 6, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Jimmy Kandeh and Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 October 2016 When one hangs around any of the entertainment or social joints in urbane Freetown, the buzz word is the current economic hardship and its social impact on an anguished nation. Our current economic woes are man-made. They are [Read More]

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Tackling Sierra Leone’s economic meltdown with resilience

October 5, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

John Baimba Sesay – China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 October 2016   Sierra Leone has had a fair share of commendation for the framework of government’s performance. By 2008 downwards, it had leaned towards promoting socio-economic rights, and simultaneously maintaining macroeconomic stability, with huge investment stepped up in public services, [Read More]


Lack of political will to implement the Right to Access Information Law in Sierra Leone

October 2, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

SOCIETY for Democratic Initiatives (SDI) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2016 SOCIETY for Democratic Initiatives (SDI) commemorates the Universal Access to Information Day, joining hundreds of organizations around the world. To mark this day, SDI published a report titled ‘The State of  Access to Information Law Implementation in Sierra Leone [Read More]


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

September 27, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

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]


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

September 22, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

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

September 22, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

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]


Sierra Leone presidential hopeful Yumkella departs Freetown for University of Oxford

September 21, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

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]