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AYV on Sunday presents – Is Julius Maada Bio fit for the presidency?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2017 In just over three months, Sierra Leone will usher in the next President of the Republic. In the lead up to this defining moment, AYV Media, continues to present wide ranging views about the presidential aspirants unedited, unadulterated, and unrestrained. Up next, Angela hosts [Read More]

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National Grand Coalition party warns the APC government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2017: As the parliament of Sierra Leone closed yesterday, there were anxious moments across the country as civil society groups, the media and opposition parties received unofficial reports of the ruling APC working frantically behind the scenes, to present a last-minute Bill in parliament that [Read More]

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Sierra Leone National Election Watch writes an open letter to President Koroma 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2017 Dear His Excellency the President We, the undersigned civil society organizations are saddened by the unfolding circumstances around the electoral process with the elections only three months ahead. We would like to draw Your Excellency’s attention to a number of obstacles, which institutions under your [Read More]

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Race for Kandeh Yumkella’s running mate – who will it be?

Anthony Kamara Jnr Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2017 Many of us have witnessed the meteoric rise of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) over the past three months. To clinch victory, Kandeh Yumkella must campaign in every nook and cranny of the country. His “Familiarization Tour” during the last week [Read More]

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Maada Bio presents at Chatham House London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2017 Has Bio’s appearance at Chatham House yesterday, done enough to put events of the last forty-eight hours behind him? After much bollocking and lampooning from the media, critics and detractors alike, for what has been described at best as a mediocre performance on the [Read More]

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We need more women in Sierra Leone politics as we go to the polls in 2018

Zainab Tunkara Clarkson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2017 Next year, Sierra Leoneans go to the polls and as the general elections loom, we remain in a nation that has failed to address gender issues and get the matter put on the political agenda as they are still largely underrepresented [Read More]

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SLPP press statement about Bio’s visit to the UK House of Commons is false – says the APPG

NGC Global Communications Team Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2017 Following Julius Maada Bio’s disastrous performance on BBC World Service’s Focus on Africa programme, the SLPP spin room has been on overdrive. They today released an inaccurate press statement about Bio’s visit to the UK House of Commons. This visit [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella promises to appoint qualified paramount chiefs as ministers

Anthony Kamara Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2017 After a successful tour of Kabala, Falaba, Bo, Tonkolili, and Bombali districts, including fourteen chiefdoms, Kandeh Yumkella – the NGC presidential flag-bearer candidate, yesterday took his message of “CHANGE” and “Country First” to the people of Kono district. Addressing the thousands of [Read More]

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NGC Presidential Flag-bearer Dr Yumkella collects his voter card at Kychom

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 November 2017 Kandeh Yumkella, the National Grand Coalition (NGC) presidential standard-bearer, yesterday Friday, 1 December 2017 collected his voter registration card from the polling centre at his hometown of Kychom. Elections in Sierra Leone are due in March 2018. Yumkella spent the day in Bombali District [Read More]