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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]

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Why is Maada Bio being indecisive about his presidential running mate?

January 5, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Yei Manga: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 January 2018 Brigadier Bio has been elected since November 2017 to lead the SLPP to the March 2018 presidential and general elections. We have less than two and half months to that coveted date. While the other two major parties – APC and NGC [Read More]

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Maada Bio to end speculation about presidential running mate

January 3, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 January 2018: After months of dithering and shuffling of chairs on the decks, the opposition SLPP will tomorrow Thursday, 4th January 2018, announce the name of the party’s presidential running mate to accompany Julius Maada Bio to the March 7, 2018 elections. Rumours are rife as [Read More]

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President Koroma delivers his final New Year’s address to the people of Sierra Leone

January 1, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 January 2018: As presidential and general elections approach, president Koroma has spent the last few weeks traversing the entire country, in what has been described by the ruling APC party as a ‘thank you tour’. But his ‘thank you tour’ is controversial and causing political tension. [Read More]