Editorial

SLAJ boss threatens libel suit over thought provoking piece

January 6, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Theophilus Sahr Gbenda 6 January 2012 The Regional Chairman -North, of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), Stanley Bangura, who now officially doubles as Media Consultant for Addax Bioenergy Limited, has threatened to warrant a libel suit in respect of an article published under the byline above, in which [Read More]

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Welcome 2012 – the need for a “New Direction” in Sierra Leone

January 5, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie (SLPP Secretary General) 5 January 2012  Sierra Leoneans woke up on Sunday, 1st January 2012 to welcome the most crucial and momentous year since the end of the rebel war. For the first time in our budding democracy, the 2012 elections will focus on issues and personalities [Read More]

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Opposition kicks out ruling party in Jamaica: The lessons for President Koroma’s APC

January 4, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi 2 January 2012 2011 was a remarkable year, as the ‘Political Hurricane Eviction’ hits ruling parties around the world. Whether in Sao Tome and Principe – August 2011, Cape Verde – August 2011, Zambia – September 2011, Spain – November 2011, and now finally Jamaica – December [Read More]

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SLPP presidential candidate – Julius Maada Bio raises his international profile

January 4, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

13 December 2011 Sierra Leone’s general and presidential elections will take place in November next year, and already both the two main parties – APC and SLPP, are raising the stakes to a level not previously witnessed in the country’s most recent electoral history. The unprecedented early pre-election campaigning has [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans are impoverished by dodgy mining agreements

January 4, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 December 2011 The Timbergate dust is yet to settle, after the political fracas caused by a TV documentary, exposing the country’s vice president colluding to defraud the state. Two of the culprits in the corruption scandal, acting as agents for the vice president have evaded justice, with [Read More]

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Timbergate saga: “The long winding road to no where!”

January 4, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon 19 December 2012 Let’s end the game of wits. We all know that politicians when whipped into mob frenzy can take banality to frightening heights. But the government creating a siege mentality – an ‘us versus them’ culture and an over-hyped monument to deadliness with mediocre performance, [Read More]

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Civic education is needed to consolidate the peace in preparation for general elections in Sierra Leone

January 4, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow 22 December 2011 Mohamed Kunowah Kiellow   Next year – 2012, general elections will be conducted in Sierra Leone, where a new president and members of parliament will be elected to represent the citizens. All political parties are expressing high hopes of winning the election, and are [Read More]