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An open letter to Sierra Leone’s Inspector General of Police – Dr. Richard Moigbe

Jusu Kallon Esq: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2018 Permit me to start by acknowledging the daily sacrifices of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in securing our internal peace and security, whilst contending with stormy election issues within our liberal constitutional framework. It is my considered view that one has [Read More]

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Rights group calls for respect for citizens’ rights in Sierra Leone

Abdul Fatoma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2018 The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International-CHRDI, has been following security discussions between the country’s security agencies and political parties about the free movement of people and vehicles in the country on elections day March 7, 2018. CHRDI is further concerned about [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential election debate – Yumkella – Bio – Samura – go head to head

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 February 2018 The stage is set. The audience will soon be seated, and the lights and microphones will be turned on, as three giants of Sierra Leone’s national politics go head to head in what is being described as the most important phase in the forthcoming [Read More]

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Dr Yumkella unveils plans for the development of Sierra Leone

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 February 2018 NGC Presidential candidate – Alhaji Dr Kandeh Yumkella met students at the University of Sierra Leone in Freetown yesterday, where he spoke to them at the Ajayi Crowther Amphitheatre about the importance as a people of “forging unity in a divided nation”. [Read More]

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National Grand Coalition launches its Manifesto and Social Compact

Anthony Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2018: The National Grand Coalition (NGC) will today launch its 2018 Manifesto in Port Loko. The NGC Manifesto is the party’s “Agenda for Job Creation and National Prosperity and a Social Compact with the people of Sierra Leone.” The manifesto and compact are [Read More]

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Chinese citizens campaigning for ruling APC – is bad for Sierra Leone democracy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2018: Disturbing images of Chinese citizens, openly campaigning alongside leaders and supporters of the ruling APC, have raised questions about the legality of some of the electioneering practices being adopted by the APC party in advance of polling taking place on March 7th. The Chinese [Read More]

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Sierra Leone police to restrict free movement on polling day – Dr Sylvia Blyden speaks out

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2018 Ten of the seventeen registered political parties contesting the March 7 multi-tier elections in Sierra Leone, have condemned and opposed the decision by the Sierra Leone police to restrict vehicular movement on polling day, Ibrahim Tarawallie  reports from Freetown,. Last month, the Sierra Leone [Read More]