Editorial

Briefcase of the late presidential hopeful of Sierra Leone – Fadika was not stolen

September 2, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2016 Following media reports about a briefcase belonging to the late Moseray Fadika containing cash and credit cards, alleged to have been stolen after his death in London, the Moseray Fadika Trust has today issued a statement, sternly debunking the story. It describe the reports [Read More]

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FGM in Sierra Leone – to ban or not to ban: A rejoinder

September 2, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 13

Fuambai Sia Ahmadu – Co-founder of All Women Are Free to Choose (AWAFC Inc.) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2016 All Women are Free to Choose (AWAFC), which is an international advocacy movement on behalf of the majority of circumcised women who support the practice, including Bondo and Sande, is [Read More]

Editorial

You can’t preach integration and practice segregation – A point of view

September 2, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2016 The recent ban on what many will see as the aptly named BURKINI swimwear has become a tilting point in the history of France. There is no doubt that France has unfortunately bore the brunt of extremist barbarity in recent times. Dozens [Read More]

Editorial

‘There is nothing petty about petty corruption’ – says Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar

August 25, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2016 A few days ago, the editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph – Mr Abdul Rashid Thomas, caught up with the man appointed early this year to take over one of the most difficult jobs in Sierra Leone – tackling corruption, to talk about his [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – When violence becomes the last refuge of the incompetent

August 21, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2016 No law abiding person should condone the use of violence in any shape or form. There can be no justification for violence or riots in our community. This brings to mind the senseless loss of lives during the recent riots in the [Read More]

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Why amnesty for former war lord of Sierra Leone – Johnny Paul Koroma?

August 21, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow – The Netherlands Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2016 A campaign has started by some Sierra Leoneans imploring the president to pardon or grant blanket amnesty to former war lord – Johnny Paul Koroma. Some proponents of the case for pardon are arguing that ‘for true peace [Read More]

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Young protesters gunned down by police in northern Sierra Leone – A Rejoinder

August 18, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

John Baimba Sesay- China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 August 2016 In a June 2012 article titled “A societal problem demanding societal solution”, I dilated on the relevance of having an acceptable level of trust and confidence when it comes to the public and our law enforcement agency – the police. [Read More]

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An open letter to the leaders of the Sierra Leone opposition SLPP – a rejoinder

July 21, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

Alan Luke Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2016 The ‘All Aspirants Alliance’ plays an important role in unifying the SLPP and establishing the idea that aspirants can work together without meting out the kind of violence, abuse and threats against each other as they have encountered from Julius Maada Bio’s [Read More]