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Sierra Leone constitutional crisis – people in glass houses must not throw stones

January 15, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Franklyn Davies: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2018 President Ernest Bai Koroma – the Lifetime Chairman and Leader of the All Peoples Congress (APC) has misfired. He has suffocated his party’s caboodle, and most certainly it will be the Diasporans that will have the last laugh. The whole brouhaha about [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 2

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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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]

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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]

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Islamist CDP party presidential running mate accused of unprofessional medical ethics

January 10, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2018 Alhaji Musa Tarawally of the Islamist – Citizens Democratic Party (CDP) has announced the name of his presidential running mate for national elections that are due on 7th March 2018. He is Dr. Ibrahim D. Thorlie – medical doctor. But today’s announcement has been [Read More]