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Four days to election runoff – ruling APC abandons Yumkella Supreme Court case

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23  March 2018: As the presidential runoff election campaign and horse trading intensify in Sierra Leone, the ruling APC has pulled off a master-stroke by today announcing that the Supreme Court case brought by one of its supporters – Mr David Fornah, challenging Dr Yumkella’s right to [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella wins petition hearing – NEC says he can contest elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2018 Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has today declared, after a hearing lasting just one hour, that Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella is free to contest parliamentary elections due on 7th of March, as there is insufficient evidence brought forward by the ruling APC party [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella chooses Andrew Keili as presidential running mate

Anthony Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2017 Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, National Grand Coalition (NGC) presidential nominee has named Engineer Andrew Keili as his running mate for the upcoming Sierra Leone elections, slated for March 7, 2018. Today’s announcement has ended weeks of speculation, and effectively sets the stage [Read More]

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Justice at last for thousands killed by Ebola negligence and corruption in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2017: Today there are reports from Freetown of an unprecedented court action, being brought jointly by two Ebola survivors and the Sierra Leone Center for Accountability and Rule of Law, in the West African regional ECOWAS Court of Justice based in Abuja, Nigeria. The court [Read More]

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Breaking News: Dr Kandeh Yumkella resigns from the SLPP to join national grand coalition of progressive liberals

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2017 Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – one of the leading contenders for the presidency of Sierra Leone at elections to be held on 7th of March 2018, has today waved goodbye to the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). The presidential hot favourite has this afternoon [Read More]

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Breaking News –  Kandeh Yumkella to quit Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP

Anthony Kamara Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 September 2017 Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, presidential flagbearer aspirant, is poised to exit from the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). The announcement which is reportedly scheduled for this week, will see about forty senior officials also abandoning the party. Sierra Leoneans will recall [Read More]

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Sierra Leone President Koroma is not dead – he is alive and kicking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 June 2017 Social media reports of the death last night of Sierra Leone’s president Koroma went viral today, but has been quickly debunked by senior government officials. The Attorney General and minister of Justice – Joseph Kamara was contacted by the Sierra Leone Telegraph to verify [Read More]

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Breaking News – Sierra Leone district of Bo under siege – one student shot dead

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2017 There are unofficial reports of two students shot by police this afternoon at a student demonstration in the centre of Bo. The students have been named as Mohammed Morlu and Augusta Sungai. One of them is believed dead, and the other has been taken [Read More]