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]

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FGM in Sierra Leone – to ban or not to ban?

August 31, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 10

Mariama Dumbuya Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2016 I have been off social media for the past few weeks and perusing through various fora/social media, I note the hot debate regarding the banning of FGM in Sierra Leone. The unending “put under the carpet” issue of FGM reared its ugly [Read More]

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‘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]

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An open letter to the leaders of the Sierra Leone opposition SLPP

July 19, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Yankuba G Kai-Samba Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2016 Fellow members of the GOP – the SLPP I have made my opposition to the re-election of Julius Bio as our party’s flagbearer abundantly clear, as far possible as I can. I believe Bio is bad for SLPP unity, progress and [Read More]

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“President Koroma is an African Voice at the Global Stage” 

July 19, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2016 When president Koroma of Sierra Leone took office in 2007, there was huge national expectation for change and progress towards economic prosperity, as well as an end to impunity and corruption. Nine years on, his performance report card, based simply on the promises he [Read More]