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Poverty in Sierra Leone – ruling APC’s shameless and uncaring display of Chinese cash

May 23, 2017 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2017 Condemnation of Sierra Leone’s ruling APC is mounting, over the construction of a new seven storey party office in the centre of the capital Freetown, part funded by the Chinese Communist Party, amid growing poverty and early death for many malnourished adults and children [Read More]

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SLPP UKI secretary general gives an account of yesterday’s proceedings

January 24, 2016 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2016   The SLPP UKI branch is today counting the cost of yesterday’s attempt by a few members of the party to sabotage the general meeting of members held in London. And as recriminations and counter arguments continue as to where the blame lies for [Read More]

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President Koroma speaks to the nation: Is this his last after five years in power?

April 29, 2012 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2012 Last Friday, 27 April 2012, the president of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma , possibly delivered his last independence anniversary broadcast to the people, after five years in power. Yet, he sounded more like a general preparing for battle at the polls in [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella addresses members of the All Aspirants Alliance

February 26, 2017 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2017 Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP is taking hard decisions about the way forward to its forthcoming national convention, which is expected to take place in May 2017. This is in sharp contrast to the ruling APC party which is being seen as stifling free [Read More]

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South Africa’s Zuma’s downfall – a lesson for president Koroma of Sierra Leone?

November 5, 2016 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2016 Elections are due in Sierra Leone in February 2018. The people of Sierra Leone are yearning for change. President Koroma and his ruling APC will face an electorate that has seen their fortunes, hopes of economic prosperity and improved standard of living dashed. With [Read More]

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Rebellion is on the march against Zuma – but will it be enough to oust him?

April 12, 2017 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2017 South African President Jacob Zuma celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday, amid mounting public and political pressure for him to step down. But the governing ANC seems unwilling and incapable to do so. For this to succeed, argues Keith Gottschalk, Zuma’s opponents will have to [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP crisis cannot be good for Sierra Leone’s national security

January 12, 2017 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 January 2017  Recent disturbing events in the internal affairs of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the SLPP, culminating two days ago in the alleged shooting of a party supporter outside the High Court in Freetown, continue to threaten the party’s fragile existence. Many in Sierra [Read More]

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Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa

May 17, 2017 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2017 The role of the news media has changed dramatically in countries across Africa, as elsewhere in the world. George Ogola sets out why it’s particularly important for the fourth estate to adapt to these changes when it comes to election coverage, and to act responsibly [Read More]

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Speed and coordination are key to curbing the DRC’s Ebola outbreak

May 17, 2017 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2017 Three years ago the Ebola virus killed 10,000 people in West Africa. The latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has so far claimed three lives. Jacqueline Weyer explains why swift and co-ordinated action is vital if the events of 2014 are to [Read More]

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