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Death penalty will not reform disenfranchised youths in Sierra Leone

September 25, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2016 As the government of Sierra Leone prepares to resume the death penalty, despite recent commitment to abide by United Nations’ and other global human rights conventions, questions are being asked about the rationale for such retrograde policy decision. If president Koroma was to be [Read More]

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Sierra Leonean female circumcision practitioner banned from entering the UK?

September 21, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2016 News of the possible banning of the secretary general of the Sierra Leone National Sowei Council (NSC) – Madam Kharday Zorokong from entering the UK has been greeted with consternation and shock by civil libertarians. (Photo: A woman’s face mutilated by plastic surgeon, yet [Read More]

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Has Sierra Leone learned the lessons of the Ebola rampage?

September 15, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2016 There are serious worries and concerns that Sierra Leone may soon, once again be faced with another epidemic, possibly far worse than the Ebola virus disease. Funding for healthcare is poor; corruption is rife; sanitation is awfully poor; access to clean water and electricity [Read More]

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Disturbing evidence of deplorable healthcare delivery in Sierra Leone

September 11, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2016 The Ebola incursion in Sierra Leone in 2013, which led to the death of over 5,000 people was blamed on the country’s crumbling healthcare service, poor governance and corruption. The response of the international community to the emergency posed by the crisis, especially from [Read More]

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Sierra Leone lawyer and political commentator Jenkins-Johnston dies

September 11, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2016 One of Sierra Leone’s top legal luminaries and political commentators – James Blyden Jenkins-Johnston (Photo) passed away a few days ago in London after a short illness. Jenkins-Johnston will be remembered for his eloquence in the unprecedented Supreme Court case that followed what many [Read More]

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Sierra Leone social welfare minister Blyden in Geneva with Anti-childFGM Sowei 

September 11, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 18

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2016 Sierra Leone’s minister of social welfare, gender and children’s affairs – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, is flying out of Sierra Leone today Sunday, 11th September, 2016, leading a delegation of nine government officials, along with the secretary general of the National Sowei Council. (Photo: Social [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption swoops on national football association

September 8, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 August 2016 After weeks of intense investigation, three senior heads of Sierra Leone’s football association, including the president Mrs. Isa Johnansen were last night arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission. According to the head of the ACC, the three senior FA officials – Mrs Isa Johnansen, vice-president [Read More]

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Sierra Leone electricity supplier under corruption investigation 

September 4, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2016 Police investigations into mysterious fires at Sierra Leone’s Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) in the past few years, have surprisingly proved inconclusive. Most Sierra Leoneans believe that EDSA is one of the most corrupt public institutions in the country, and president Koroma would [Read More]

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Sierra Leone ministry of agriculture officials indicted by Anti-Corruption Commission

September 2, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2016 After an investigation into serious allegations of corruption at the ministry of agriculture in Sierra Leone, the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has once again proved that it has teeth and can bite. Although critics are accusing the commission of hacking at the heels of [Read More]