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Corruption is crippling Sierra Leone’s education sector

July 26, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI ) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2017 Our findings have revealed that due to very high levels of corruption in the education sector, university students and school going children have come to believe that school or university admission and marks can be [Read More]

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Has the APC government achieved its Post Ebola Recovery Priorities for Sierra Leone – and at what cost?

July 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2017 According to Sierra Leone’s State House Communication Unit, last week president Koroma presented what could be his last and final report on what the government refers to as the President’s Recovery Priorities Programme, which was put in place immediately after the end of the [Read More]

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Women in Sierra Leone can now wear trousers to the country’s law courts without facing arrest  

July 13, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2017 Sierra Leone is slowly catching up with 21st century standards of human rights, including the right of women to wear whatever they choose to wear – including trousers, and enter the precincts of the country’s law courts without being arrested and or assaulted by [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans seeking a better life in Europe are dying in the Mediterranean

July 8, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Atomic Pen Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2017 I listened to the BBC Focus on Africa programme yesterday in which Umaru Fofana gave a detailed report on Sierra Leoneans that have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, while trying to cross to Europe in search of a better life. Tears ran [Read More]

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President Koroma and his ruling APC have not placed Sierra Leone first

July 8, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2017 President Koroma’s recent ten days holiday trip to Europe has sent a powerful and ironic message to tourists thinking about their next destination, that Sierra Leone is not good enough for anyone looking for an enjoyable holiday. President Koroma is one of the richest [Read More]

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Parliament amends Citizenship Law to recognise right of children born to Sierra Leonean women and foreign fathers

July 6, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2017 The Parliament of Sierra Leone yesterday Wednesday, 5th July 2017, enacted a Bill entitled “The Citizenship Amendment Act 2017”. The aim of the Bill is to amend the Citizenship Act of 1973, to recognise the right to citizenship of children born to Sierra Leonean [Read More]

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Our faith is our source of strength and the anchor of our perseverance –  Alie Kabba tells Muslims and Christians in Sierra Leone and abroad

June 25, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2017 Fellow Sierra Leoneans, as we mark yet another blissful day in the Islamic calendar, let me take this opportunity to thank Allah for His great bounty and unlimited Grace, and to wish everyone a glorious Eid Mubarak. As a country we will always consider [Read More]