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Sierra Leone ruling party’s partnership with China is built on mutual trust and respect – says John Baimba Sesay  

May 22, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

John Baimba Sesay- CHINA Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2017 By July, 1971, Sierra Leone and China had established diplomatic relations on the foundation of mutual trust and respect. These ties of cooperation experienced a surge, when, in the same year, just three months after entering into diplomatic ties, Sierra [Read More]

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America’s snub of the African Union should spur regional powers into action

May 21, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2017 Any lingering doubts that Africa is not a priority for Donald Trump’s America were erased when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson snubbed newly elected AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki. Writing in theconversation.com, Tshepo T. Gwatiwa argues that the snub should spur African states – [Read More]

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Kenyan voters need to resist the allure of voting for the usual suspects

April 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2017 In a few months Kenyan voters will have the chance to make choices that could change the political landscape. Historically voters have tended to sacrifice this right at the altar of tribe, money or personality. But, writes Yvonne Rowa Woods, Kenyans can turn their [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s former chief of staff Richard Konteh acquitted – nolle prosequi

April 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2017 A court document received by the Sierra Leone Telegraph, has confirmed unofficial report that the High Court in Freetown on Tuesday, 11th of April, 2017, threw out the forgery and corruption charges made against the former State House Chief of Staff – Richard Konteh [Read More]

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Rebellion is on the march against Zuma – but will it be enough to oust him?

April 12, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2017 South African President Jacob Zuma celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday, amid mounting public and political pressure for him to step down. But the governing ANC seems unwilling and incapable to do so. For this to succeed, argues Keith Gottschalk, Zuma’s opponents will have to [Read More]

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Is former vice president of Sierra Leone – Sam Sumana a wanted man in his own country?

April 11, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Umaru Fofana (Politico) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 April 2017 The sacked vice president of Sierra Leone – Samuel Sam-Sumana returns home on Thursday, 13 April, 2017, to register to vote in presidential and legislative elections scheduled for March next year. Ahead of his arrival, his lawyer – Dr Raymond A. [Read More]

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Rights group calls on local councils in Sierra Leone to respect human rights

April 7, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 April 2017 Freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and accountability still continue to be challenges for human rights in Sierra Leone. There seems to be no end in violations and abuses. And today there is little [Read More]