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APC cannot file a petition against Kandeh Yumkella’s candidacy

January 22, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Abu Bakarr Orkailkail Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2018: I am shocked to hear that the APC party has filed a legal petition against Kandeh Yumkella’s candidacy. I recently posted a commentary supporting the views expressed by Francis Gabiddon on the dual citizenship issue. I stated that the constitution [Read More]


Sierra Leone politics – When repeated lies in the throat become the truth in the heart

January 21, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2018 Some of us may not be attached or loyal to any particular political party but suffice it to say that we can be noisy when we notice unjust practices meted out to compatriots. In a world where everyone and anyone can claim [Read More]

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Kambia Constituency 062 nominates Kandeh Yumkella for Member of Parliament

January 20, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

Anthony Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2018 Sierra Leonean born National Grand Coalition (NGC) presidential candidate, Kandeh Yumkella, has formally been nominated by residents of Constituency 062, Samu Chiefdom in Kambia District to represent them as Member of Parliament (MP). Speaking to reporters shortly after the nomination process ended, an [Read More]

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Growing calls for World Bank official Parminder Brar to leave Sierra Leone immediately

January 20, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2018: World Bank Country Manager of Sierra Leone – Mr Parminder Brar is no stranger to controversy. He is fast becoming the vice president or ex-officio minister in the limping koroma government. A few days ago, he made another mockery of himself whilst delivering a [Read More]


State funeral for the late Solomon Athanasius James Pratt – SAJ Pratt

January 19, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2018 The late Solomon Athanasius James Pratt – SAJ Pratt as he is popularly known throughout Sierra Leone and abroad, will be buried in Freetown on Sunday, 21st January 2018. According to reports –  president Koroma has granted a State Funeral  in honour of the [Read More]

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I am a citizen of Sierra Leone and constitutionally qualified to run for the presidency – says Dr Yumkella

January 18, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2018 The constitutional crisis caused by president Koroma and his attorney general’s sudden realisation that they have not been good custodians of the country’s Constitution, keeps rumbling. And the debate surrounding the moral right, if not the legality of the ruling APC party’s decision to [Read More]


Bench warrant for opposition ADP party leader Mohamed Kamaraimba

January 18, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Pastor Mohamed Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2018 Magistrate Samai sitting at Segbwema Magistrate Court Kailahun District, has today, 18th January, ordered the arrest of Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party, Mr Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray and his co-accused, Mohamed Bangura. Granting the bench warrant applied for by [Read More]


Dual citizenship laws will divide Sierra Leone forever

January 17, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Abu Shaw: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2018 This Dual Citizenship issue is not a constitutional tutorial, but a very dangerous political ploy being sponsored and machinated by the APC government, that will backfire big time if daftness is to overcome rationality. The campaigns carried out by some blind and [Read More]