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Poverty in Sierra Leone – ruling APC’s shameless and uncaring display of Chinese cash

May 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2017 Condemnation of Sierra Leone’s ruling APC is mounting, over the construction of a new seven storey party office in the centre of the capital Freetown, part funded by the Chinese Communist Party, amid growing poverty and early death for many malnourished adults and children [Read More]

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President Koroma of Sierra Leone is told to stop selling the country’s sovereignty

May 20, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2017 “You have sold everything – please don’t sell the soul of our sovereignty – our democracy,” Kapri Kolugbonda tells the president of Sierra Leone, as condemnation of the ruling APC party’s steep descent into the bowels of Chinese economic imperialism grows. Critics of the [Read More]

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The people are talking – but those in power are not listening

May 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2017 It was an uncharacteristically hot afternoon as I boarded the taxi heading for the sleepy remote village of Regent. I wasn’t in too much of a mood to talk after the usual harrowing experience of trying to get the basics done. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s youth unemployment – jobs for those best connected 

May 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14th May 2017  Yesterday – Saturday, 13th May 2017, Bob Howard – reporting for BBC Radio 4, on Kate Adie’s ‘From our own correspondent’ – broadcast in the UK, described the immense difficulties faced by young people in Sierra Leone trying to find work and make ends meet. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s former child soldiers used as cheap labour for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

May 4, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2017 A new documentary now  showing on Al Jazeera TV, titled – ‘Child Soldiers Reloaded’, features interviews with several former child soldiers from Sierra Leone – most of whom were recruited to work for Aegis, the private military company that signed an estimated US$293 million [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s St George’s Cathedral celebrates its two hundred years history

May 4, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Arnold Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2017 St George’s Cathedral – one of Sierra Leone’s oldest churches, took eleven years to progress from the laying of the foundation stone on the 9th of January 1817, to the first service. Ever since then it has been a busy and important [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Auditor General awarded for service to the nation

April 30, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2017 This year’s list of recipients of national honours includes the Auditor General of Sierra Leone – Mrs Lara Taylor-Pearce, who has been awarded the highest rank – Grand Officer of the Order of the Rokel. She received the award from President Ernest Koroma at [Read More]

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Another senseless murder of a young Sierra Leonean in London

April 30, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2017 The brutal killing of another young Sierra Leonean on the streets of London’s inner city area of Peckham has heightened fear among Africans, and in particular – the Sierra Leonean community, as police were called at 3.15pm on Friday, 28 April to a chaotic [Read More]