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Sierra Leone opposition politician Andrew Keili will join Dr Yumkella in the National Grand Coalition

October 21, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2017 Support for Sierra Leone’s newest and by far the most likely opposition party to mount a strong push at next year’s elections to get the ruling APC out of office – the National Grand Coalition (NGC) is gathering pace. An unofficial statement from the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone ruling APC’s poor governance now under international spotlight

October 21, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2017 It has become an all too often familiar expectation that whenever Sierra Leone makes the world news, it is for all the wrong reasons, thanks to ten years of the Koroma led All Peoples Congress party leadership, that has transformed what was fast becoming [Read More]

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National Grand Coalition of progressive politicians in Sierra Leone – the birth of new hope

October 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

NGC Media & Communications Team Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2017 The long-awaited registration of the National Grand Coalition was completed today at the Sierra Leone Political Parties Registration Commission after overcoming delays by bureaucracy and objections. The good news came a day after a strong NGC delegation, headed by [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s progressive liberal democratic politicians now have their own political party

October 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2017 For the first time in the history of Sierra Leone, since the country gained independence in 1961, politicians from across the political divide have come together to form a broad church of liberal philosophies and values, which they say is a break-away from the [Read More]

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Elections in Africa –  democratic rituals matter even though the outlook is bleak

October 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2017 Africa’s ruling parties have shown that they’re highly resourceful at retaining power. In the light of this, what purpose do elections serve? Andre Guichaoua argues that despite their shortcomings and the fact that they can be ritualistic, elections are important because leaders can never [Read More]

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Maada Bio accepts presidential nomination of the Sierra Leone People’s Party

October 16, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2017 Mr. Chairman, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. Five years ago, I stood before this august body after I was accorded the honour and privilege of entering a new service for our Great Party; the service of being its Presidential Candidate for the 2012 Presidential [Read More]

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President Koroma appoints Samura Kamara as presidential candidate for the ruling APC

October 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 19

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2017 Dr Samura Kamara – the man few thought could become president of Sierra Leone, is tonight one step closer to achieving his wildest dream, as president Koroma – chairman of the ruling APC declared Samura as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2018 elections. [Read More]

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Citizens question Sierra Leone’s PPRC delay in issuing registration certificate to the NGC

October 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 October 2017 Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella was in Southeast London today, talking to hundreds of Sierra Leoneans in a town hall style meeting. He spoke about his determination to change politics in Sierra Leone, from a two-horse race to an open competition – with progressive liberals [Read More]