Election Watch

The Gambia keeps dream of deepening democracy in Africa alive

December 8, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

David E Kiwuwa Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2016 The year ends with a gust of transformational winds blowing over the Gambia and Angola, raising hopes that Africa’s democracy project is not as dead as it is feared to be. The shock electoral defeat  of the Gambia’s strongman President Yahya Jammeh by Adama Barrow, a little known [Read More]

In Focus

Is it time for a third political party in Sierra Leone?

December 7, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2017 The growing sense of disillusionment across Sierra Leone’s social and political landscape is fast becoming palpable. From official to unofficial, private to public, and all along the diversified strata of our society, there are pockets of dissatisfaction that is slowly simmering under [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone opposition SLPP must unite now for the good of the country

December 6, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Alie Kabba – presidential aspirant for the 2018 elections Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2016 When ever a reigning party is found as wanting as it is now evident in Sierra Leone, the clarion call for a change in direction grows louder as things get fouler in the country. It [Read More]

Economy

President Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone speaks about his visit to China

December 6, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

John Baimba Sesay – CHINA Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2016 President Ernest Bai Koroma today, 6th of December, 2016, ended a week-long visit to the People’s Republic of China. The core of the visit was to express Sierra Leone’s appreciation and thanks to China for their timely intervention in [Read More]

Economy

New upmarket ferry service to re-start in Sierra Leone

December 5, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2016 After much debate about the longterm future of Lungi airport – Sierra Leone’s international airport, and the construction of a new airport funded by a $400 million loan from the Chinese, there has been speculation and doubts about the continuation of a ferry service [Read More]

In Focus

Is term time for presidents the mother of all corruption?

December 4, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2016 Any society which neglects its culture is bound to fail. African societies were founded on the principles of society cohesion, where the left hand knew what the right was doing. With kingdoms, Chieftains, fiefdoms and clans, historians would have you believe that [Read More]

In Focus

Time fast running out for Sierra Leone opposition SLPP – time is now

December 4, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Albert Momoh Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2016   As the results of the crucial constituency elections come flying in, amidst a thickening cloud of ‘camp-ish’ recriminations, the rhetoric keep rocketing high where goodwill should have taken firmer grip and served as a safe landing platform to cool down frayed [Read More]

Election Watch

Yayah Jammeh bows out peacefully as Koroma of Sierra Leone vows to stay on

December 4, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Benjamin Eya Kaingbanja Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2016 History has been made in the Gambia as the opposition leader – Adama Barrow received a phone call from the incumbent President Yayah Jammeh (Photo), accepting defeat. Barrow’s electoral victory has brought an end to Jammeh’s 22-year old dictatorship. Many did [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Sierra Leone in decline – a product of a few people and ignorance of the majority

December 3, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 December 2016 You can’t kill the dead, can you? One of our problems is that having outsourced virtually our very existence to other cultures’ understanding frameworks, our society has now funked, as it slithers down the slope of poverty in both the spiritual [Read More]