Election Watch

President Koroma’s coronation as lifelong chairman of APC threatens Sierra Leone’s democracy

March 29, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2017 President Koroma’s coronation by the members of the ruling APC Youth League as lifelong chairman of the party at their convention in Port Loko last weekend, is now proving to have far reaching consequences beyond the corridors of the APC party offices. Tonight, there [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

IMF considers possible finance for Sierra Leone as economy goes into reverse

March 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2017 The economy of Sierra Leone is now going through its toughest phase, since the end of the Ebola epidemic. (Photo above: A protesting student gunned down by police last week in cold blood. Such brutality will force foreign investors to keep away from Sierra [Read More]

In Focus

Why the thirty-nine constituencies matter for the SLPP and Sierra Leone’s 2018 elections

March 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2017 Over the last few months, I have observed that many people do not fully understand why the cornerstone of the peace process was the fate of the thirty-nine (39) plus constituencies where Abass Bundu and Manso Dumbuya created parallel executives and [Read More]

Election Watch

SLPP update on biometric voter registration in Sierra Leone

March 26, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Ali Badara Kamara – SLPP National Secretary General Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2017 Since March 20, 2017 when registration started, the SLPP has monitored the process throughout the country with agents in all 3,300 registration centres across the country. Overall, the Party has several concerns about both the process [Read More]

In Focus

Moment of truth for Chadian dictator convicted of crimes against humanity

March 25, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Kerstin Carlson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2017 On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison. Habré’s trial was [Read More]

In Focus

The endless killing of defenseless people in Sierra Leone is crime against humanity

March 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone telegraph: 24 March 2017 When those elected to run the affairs of state and to manage the complex and sometimes basic needs of society, instead decide to turn their weapons out of anger and frustration at the very people that gave them power, it becomes obvious that they [Read More]

Breaking News

Breaking News – Sierra Leone district of Bo under siege – one student shot dead

March 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2017 There are unofficial reports of two students shot by police this afternoon at a student demonstration in the centre of Bo. The students have been named as Mohammed Morlu and Augusta Sungai. One of them is believed dead, and the other has been taken [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone precious minerals – public trust and government openness

March 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2017 The recent finding of Sierra Leone’s second largest diamond (Photo: Above – President Koroma showing the diamond to the world) in the Kono district by pastor Emmanuel Momoh  and the involvement of the Koroma government, in what will soon become a bonanza sale of [Read More]