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Heavy rains and storm hit Mile 91 community of Sierra Leone

April 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 April 2017 At about 6pm yesterday, Tuesday, 18th April 2017, heavy rains and storm struck the community of Mile 91 in the Yoni Chiefdom of Tonkolili district. More than 100 buildings and structures, including houses and schools were destroyed. The roofs of the two Ahmadiyya Muslim [Read More]

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Doubts widen over ownership and authenticity of the alleged original picture of Bai Bureh

January 9, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 January 2017 As the plot thickens over claims and counter claims of the authenticity and ownership of an original Bai Bureh photograph, which the Sierra Leone government minister reverend Kabs Kanu claims to have been donated to him continues, one has to ask: what and who [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government minister plenipotentiary accused of corruption   

January 8, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 January 2017 Sierra Leone government minister plenipotentiary to the UN – the Reverend Kabs Kanu, who is also the proprietor and editor in chief of the Cocorioko newspaper – published in New Jersey, USA,  is being accused of corruption, after a significant historical relic valued at [Read More]

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Sierra Leone parliamentarians still refusing to account for public funds

October 3, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 October 2016 Millions of dollars of donor funds granted to parliamentarians in Sierra Leone, cannot be accounted for. Can Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission step into the country’s parliament to demand that elected members whose behaviours are now being called into question, some say dishonourable, must be [Read More]

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America extends immigration status for Sierra Leonean and Liberian citizens

October 1, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 October 2016 Less than a week after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Jeh Johnson re-authorized an extension of six months Temporary Protected Status (TPS) assigned to Ebola Affected Countries namely Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Wednesday [Read More]

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Breaking News – Angry youths rioting in the East of Freetown Sierra Leone

September 28, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2016 There are unofficial reports this afternoon of rioting in the capital’s eastern suburb – Rokupr. It is not clear what sparked the social upheaval, but eyewitnesses say that groups of youths have blocked the main road leading to Rokupr. It is understood that riot [Read More]

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Sierra Leone economy improves but poverty rises as costs of petrol, electricity and taxes go up

September 28, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph:  28 September 2016   The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published its latest report on the state of Sierra Leone’s economy, following a review by senior staff. It makes for mixed reading. But the Sierra Leone Telegraph can confirm that the IMF report contradicts a statement made [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential hopeful Kandeh Yumkella raises the bar once again

September 27, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2016 Kandeh Yumkella, presidential flag-bearer candidate for the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Expert Group Meeting and Workshop on South-South Cooperation for Ecological Civilization. The event is taking place at the headquarter offices of the United Nations [Read More]