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Why the thirty-nine constituencies matter for the SLPP and Sierra Leone’s 2018 elections

March 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2017 Over the last few months, I have observed that many people do not fully understand why the cornerstone of the peace process was the fate of the thirty-nine (39) plus constituencies where Abass Bundu and Manso Dumbuya created parallel executives and [Read More]

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Moment of truth for Chadian dictator convicted of crimes against humanity

March 25, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Kerstin Carlson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2017 On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison. Habré’s trial was [Read More]

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The endless killing of defenseless people in Sierra Leone is crime against humanity

March 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone telegraph: 24 March 2017 When those elected to run the affairs of state and to manage the complex and sometimes basic needs of society, instead decide to turn their weapons out of anger and frustration at the very people that gave them power, it becomes obvious that they [Read More]

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Dying for the right to be educated in Sierra Leone – Alie Kabba Speaks

March 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2017 As so often the case in Sierra Leone in the past twelve months, there is only one consistent voice of outrage in defence of the poor and oppressed people of Sierra Leone, whose lives are being cut short by those elected to serve them [Read More]

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Sierra Leone People’s Party and the road to peace and unity

March 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Jonathan Tengbe Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2017 After several letters were sent to all presidential aspirants of the SLPP, and also to the various party stakeholders, we were finally able to hold the first conference at the Bank of Sierra Leone complex. The main aim was for flagbearer aspirants [Read More]

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Ghana is 60 – An African success story with tough challenges ahead

March 8, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Abdul-Jalilu Ateku Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2017 Black Africa’s first independent nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary this week. A pioneer in many ways, Ghana was the first country in sub Saharan Africa to secure independence from Britain on March 6, 1957. Ghana’s post-independence experience is also in many ways the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Presidential hopeful Yumkella arrives back in Freetown from Nigeria

March 6, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2017 Sierra Leone Presidential hopeful Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella has arrived back in Freetown, after attending the inauguration of the Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Nigeria. In 1941 US President Frankliyn D. Roosevelt dedicated the first presidential library in America. Since then, the establishment of [Read More]

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Freedom of speech is the greatest threat to democracy in Sierra Leone

March 6, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2017 When President Ernest Bai koroma announced the date for the 2018 general elections, there was a collective sigh of relief that could be felt around the four corners of the country, and even beyond. To say that this announcement was eagerly anticipated [Read More]

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University of Ghana honours Dr Kandeh Yumkella of Sierra Leone

February 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February, 2017 The University of Ghana has announced that Dr. Kandeh Yumkella of Sierra Leone will deliver the 2017 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lectures scheduled for March 21-22, 2017, at the University’s Great Hall in Accra. Yumkella will speak about ‘Africa – A Continent of Hope, Opportunity and [Read More]