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Investigation into alleged corruption at Sierra Leone’s ministry of social welfare continues

August 29, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2016 Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission seems to be going where it has never been before – investigating an alleged criminal Mr. Momo Bockarie Foh – the younger brother of the country’s vice president for alleged corruption. (Photo: President Koroma welcoming the new ACC chief – [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP putting its house in order?

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Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2016 The National Executive Council (NEC) of Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP, met yesterday to discuss the progress it is making in meeting the milestones it had set few months ago, based on the advice and ruling received from the country’s Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) [Read More]

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Fatmata Turay was not killed by circumcision – says Sierra Leone minister of social welfare

August 26, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 18

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 August 2016 After much global publicity about the cause of death of a nineteen year old woman in Sierra Leone – Fatmata Turay, after undergoing circumcision, the official cause of death is now known. She died of ‘bilateral lobar pneumonia – seriously affecting her lungs’, according [Read More]

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Corruption syndicate uncovered at Sierra Leone’s ministry of social welfare

August 25, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 12

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2016 Two ministry of social welfare personnel are now at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), helping with investigations regarding an alleged corruption syndicate involving senior public officials, uncovered at the ministry. Sources at the ACC have this afternoon confirmed that they are both persons of interest. One [Read More]

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What African countries like Sierra Leone can learn from Sheffield’s investment deal with China

August 23, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2016 Many Africans who are supportive of China’s economic dealings with Africa, say that the global economic giant is being unfairly criticised, for simply doing what most developed nations have done throughout history to Africans – the exploitation of the continent’s natural resources, in return [Read More]

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Its not the duty of Alie Kabba to produce witnesses for the prosecution – say legal experts

August 20, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2016  When the case against Sierra Leone’s presidential hopeful – Alie Kabba was adjourned by Justice Miatta Samba a week ago, so it can resume on Thursday, 18th August 2015, the expectation was for the prosecuting lawyers to conclude their round of cross-examination of their [Read More]

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Alie Kabba condemns police violence against unarmed protesters in Sierra Leone

August 17, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2016 After yesterday’s brutal massacre of unarmed civilians in Koinadugu district of Sierra Leone by the police, there has been no official response from State House or the ministry of internal affairs to pacify the people of Koinadugu. A few years ago, one person was [Read More]

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Several young protesters gunned down by police in northern Sierra Leone

August 16, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 August 2016 Tonight questions are being asked by Sierra Leoneans across the country and outside, who are desperately concerned about the increasing use of live bullets by the police, which today resulted in the killing of several young people and many left injured. “Riot in progress [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential aspirant Moseray Fadika is to receive a funeral befitting a statesman

August 15, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 13

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2016 Last week, president Ernest Bai Koroma and senior ruling party grandees visited the bereaved family of the late presidential aspirant – Mr Moseray Fadika, who died suddenly in hospital in London a week ago. Speaking to the family and mourners at the family home [Read More]