News in Perspective

Ebola may be gone but political repression is entrenched in Sierra Leone

December 24, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2015 Over a month ago, the World Health Organisation declared Sierra Leone free of the Ebola virus that had taken the lives of over 4,000 people and robbed millions of their dignity. Corruption and poor governance are the root causes of the spread of Ebola, [Read More]

Politics

Did Sierra Leone vice president Foh’s hate speech spark violence in Kono?

December 18, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2015 Tomorrow, Saturday, 19th December 2015, the people of constituency 025 in Sierra Leone’s eastern district of Kono will go to the polls, after last weekend’s political violence, provoked by selfish and thuggish politicians. The people of Sierra Leone are still trying to deal with [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Supreme Court rules in favour of SLPP National Executive Council

December 15, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2015 There was jubilation at the Supreme Court in Freetown today, 15th December 2015, in reaction to the Judges’ decision to throw out the action brought against the national executive council of the main opposition SLPP, by the renegade party leadership contestant – Alie Bangura. [Read More]

Politics

President Koroma is an effective leader says Maada Bio at State House  

October 12, 2015 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2015 Julius Maada Bio – the 2012 presidential candidate for the Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP), returned home yesterday, 11th October, after pursuing his doctoral studies at the Bradford University in the UK. But it is not certain whether he has finally completed and obtained [Read More]

News in Perspective

‘You can come to the White House – but not alone’

April 15, 2015 Abdul R Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2015 No special treat today at the White House for a president, who has grossly violated his country’s Constitution, and shown that he cannot be trusted either by the people of Sierra Leone or the White House. (Photo: President Koroma happily relaxing last night at [Read More]

Politics

Media has an important role in Sierra Leone – says ambassador Foh

June 26, 2014 Abdul R Thomas 0

John Baimba Sesay The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2014 Sierra Leone’s ambassador to the People’s Republic of China – Victor Foh, has said that without constructive, free and independent press in a democracy, it would be difficult for the three arms of Government – executive, legislative and judiciary, to [Read More]

Politics

President Koroma is NOT a champion of freedoms

October 25, 2013 Abdul R Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 October 2013 Sierra Leoneans old enough to remember former president Siaka Stevens’ modus operandi and political Machiavellianism, would see similar traits in the dictatorial tendency and extremist methods being employed by president Koroma today. (Photo: Stevens). Both presidents share the same philosophy and ideology, which [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government reacts to Transparency International’s findings

July 16, 2013 Abdul R Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 July 2013 Sierra Leone is the most corrupt country in the world, according to the latest report of Transparency International. The report says that over 80% of people questioned in Sierra Leone as part of their research on corruption in the country, admitted to have [Read More]