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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]

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Maada Bio delivers his New Direction Strategy for Sierra Leone – Part Two

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2017 Julius Maada Bio – the presidential candidate for the opposition SLPP party delivered a policy speech at the Radisson Blue Mammy Yoko Hotel in Freetown yesterday, 18 November 2017, about his vision for Sierra Leone, which as in his 2012 campaign for the presidency [Read More]

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An open letter to our beloved APC leadership of Sierra Leone

Dr. Yahya Kalokoh – USA Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2017 The post-APC Convention has revealed insurmountable challenges for our party going into the 2018 General Elections. Some of these challenges are self-made by our top leadership. Many of us in the lower rung of our party are also contributing [Read More]

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NGC presidential candidate Kandeh Yumkella briefed by ONS, NEC and PPRC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2017 Following the official launch of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party at the Brookfields Stadium last Saturday in Freetown, the party’s elected flagbearer – Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, today received representatives from the Office of National Security (ONS), the National Electoral Commission (NEC), and the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Inspector General of Police must step down

Umaru Koroma – SLPP National Secretary General Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2017 The SLPP is profoundly astounded by statements made by the Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) Mr. Francis Munu, on the “Gud Mornin Salone” programme aired on Radio Democracy 98.1 FM, Monday, November 13, 2017, [Read More]