Politics

Sierra Leone’s dual nationality constitutional fiasco

January 15, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Basita Michael: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2018 On the 9th of January 2018, Cocorioko Newspaper wrote that the “ruling All People’s Congress (APC) will be adhering to Section 76(1), Act No. 6 of the 1991 constitution, in awarding symbols for the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.” Section 76(1) states that “no [Read More]

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Another APC witchhunt to disqualify Dr Kandeh Yumkella from contesting the 2018 elections?

January 14, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2018: The people of Sierra Leone are preparing to cast their ballots on 7th of March 2018, to elect a new president and a new government. But all is not well today, as the country is gripped by a political crisis, many believe to have [Read More]

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Why the next president of Sierra Leone will not come from the APC or the SLPP

January 14, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Dr. Fodei Batty: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2018 The last fifteen years have provided the clearest evidence yet that the two major parties in Sierra Leone, the APC and the SLPP, do not possess the intelligence, requisite ideas for public policy, drive, or the imagination to move this country [Read More]

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The wind that exposes the chicken’s nakedness – blows from the back

January 14, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2018 The old year 2017 has quietly but effortlessly slipped into the New Year 2018. Since many have been preoccupied with New Year resolutions, it goes without saying that “Change” is inevitably the flavour of the month. Many will have plans for changes [Read More]

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The rape of the Constitution of Sierra Leone

January 14, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Alieu Iscandari: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2018 My fellow citizens I am inspired to write this article to shed light on the recent constitutional conundrum created by the APC government and its leader Ernest Bai Koroma. In addressing this issue, I will post my thoughts and analysis on certain sections [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone is in deep constitutional crisis – elections in seven weeks

January 14, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone telegraph: 14 January 2018 Observers from Mars must be thinking why on earth, a country as small as Sierra Leone – after seventeen years since coming out of a brutal civil war, just cannot get its acts together by ensuring that the most basic tenet of human existence [Read More]

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PPRC insists Musa Tarawallie must comply with election codes of conduct 

January 11, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 January 2018 Alhaji Musa Tarawally was at the offices of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) yesterday, where he held discussions with the head of the PPRC – Justice Hamilton, and signed the 2018 Elections Code of Conduct. Three days ago, the PPRC ordered Musa Tarawallie [Read More]

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Bio appoints Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh as his presidential running mate

January 10, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2017: After weeks of debate and speculation about Maada Bio’s delay in announcing his choice of presidential running mate, he has today laid the matter to rest. He has appointed Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh. This is the statement issued today by the SLPP, announcing Maada [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans with dual nationality are barred from contesting elections in Sierra Leone?

January 10, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2018: With less than eight weeks left before general and presidential elections are held in Sierra Leone, last night Sierra Leoneans holding both their country’s citizenship and that of another country, have been told that they are not qualified to stand for parliamentary and presidential [Read More]