Politics

The Rohingya – betrayal is universal for people with no principles

September 22, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September 2017 Aung San Suu Kyi led the National League for Democracy (NLD) to a majority win in Myanmar’s first openly contested election in 25 years in November 2015.The win came five years to the day since she was released from 15 years of [Read More]

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Journalists in Sierra Leone drag to court by government for so called seditious libel  

September 21, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2017 Four journalists in Sierra Leone working for two popular newspapers – Salone Times and New Age publications respectively, will tomorrow appear in magistrate court in Freetown, to answer charges of fourteen counts of seditious and criminal libel, brought by the government’s National Telecommunications Commission [Read More]

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Is president Koroma of Sierra Leone boycotting the UN General Assembly?

September 20, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2017 Since the announcement of president Koroma’s decision not to attend this year’s United Nations General Assembly Summit, taking place in New York, chins have been wagging and the political rumour mill has been running on overdrive. Many in Sierra Leone believe that the reason [Read More]

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Human Rights group calls on government of Sierra Leone to treat female prisoners humanely

September 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2017 The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) is calling on the Government of Sierra Leone to curtail the continued unlawful, arbitrary and unjustifiable detention of over 20 innocent Sierra Leonean female citizens by the criminal justice system. CHRDI has been informed that some [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government confirms suspension of US visas for immigration and foreign ministry officials

September 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 Sierra Leone’s presidential spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay confirmed on Wednesday that the United States has placed restrictions on business and tourism visas on Sierra Leone immigration and foreign affairs ministry officials. The Trump administration visa restrictions on four African and Asian countries – [Read More]

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Democratic breakthroughs in Africa – time to celebrate but worries still linger

September 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 The UN has declared September 15 as the International Day of Democracy. The idea is to review the state of democracy in the world. According to Nic Cheeseman, Africa is in much better shape than it’s ever been but it’s not all positive as [Read More]

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Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon

September 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 Many in Liberia and across the continent would be shocked to learn that Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s record on women’s issues is not so wonderful as expected. In the twelve years since she became Africa’s first elected female leader, she’s been repeatedly hailed [Read More]