Editorial

Dr Tengbe – the man on a peace mission for Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP

February 29, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 February 2016 In the past eight months, I have carefully watched how the important process of uniting Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP Party is playing out. Peace and Unity have become the political catchphrase of the party. And it seems almost every presidential aspirant of the [Read More]

News in Perspective

Political tension rises in Koidu – eastern district of Sierra Leone

February 28, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2016 There are unconfirmed reports from Sierra Leone this afternoon, of a raid by paramilitary police in Koidu, forcefully removing Mayor Emerson Lamina (Photo) from his office. Eyewitness reports say that heavily armed police have unleashed tear gas canisters on youths supporting the mayor. This [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government has failed to recover millions of stolen Ebola funds

February 27, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2016 Eight months ago – June 2015, the parliament of Sierra Leone published the long awaited parliamentary committee report into the stolen $14 million Ebola funds, uncovered by an investigation conducted by the country’s Auditor General. Though the committee report was described by many Sierra [Read More]

News in Perspective

Maths and science are the keys to unlocking Africa’s potential – says scientist

February 26, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February, 2016 Take for example, the attitude of the Koroma government of Sierra Leone towards the IMF and the World Bank, after criticising the government for its proposal to spend over $400 million on a brand new international airport, with the existing airport yet to reach [Read More]

Education and Health

British nurse Pauline Cafferkey back in hospital with Ebola complications

February 23, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2016   British nurse Pauline Cafferkey who contracted the Ebola virus in December 2014, whilst working in Sierra Leone, but treated and declared Ebola free in London, has once again been flown back from her home in Scotland to an isolation unit at the Royal [Read More]

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Yumkella departs Freetown for the United States

February 22, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 17

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2016 Kandeh Yumkella (Photo: Right, with his wife Mrs. Yumkella) – the former United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and CEO of the initiative, continues his global engagements on issues of energy. From Sierra Leone’s capital [Read More]

Editorial

Every Sierra Leonean has a responsibility to participate in political change

February 21, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Abdul R. Kabia Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2016 Each time a report is released with reference to the government’s performance, it really leaves a lot to be desired. Good and effective management of the natural resources of a low income country like Sierra Leone, is a driving force for [Read More]

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Big changes to the Constitution of Sierra Leone announced

February 17, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 12

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 February 2016 The Constitution Review Committee of Sierra Leone has published an abridged version of its first draft report, following the conclusion of a major review of the country’s 1991 Constitution. The review process, which started in 2013 and headed by the experienced Judge – Justice [Read More]