Politics

President Bio makes further public appointments – out with the old – in with the new

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2018: President Bio has been heavily criticised by the opposition APC for replacing dozens of senior public officials previously appointed by former president Koroma to serve in his government, many of whom are either card carriers of the APC party or patrons and financial and [Read More]

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President Bio’s government presenting its first 100 days performance in office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2018: There are mixed opinions about the performance of president Julius Maada Bio’s government, after one hundred days in office. While supporters of the government say that president Bio has performed remarkably well in its first one hundred days amidst difficult circumstances, especially after inheriting [Read More]

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You cannot institutionalise corruption yesterday and weaponise it today

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: The Government Transitional Team report (GTT) is out. President Bio has promised to implement the recommendations of the 124-page report. He has directed the Attorney General and Minister of justice to establish a judge-led Commission of Inquiry which should consist of a [Read More]

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Governance Transition report – Is Sierra Leone a vampire state?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: “Many African countries are “vampire” states, their governments hijacked by gangsters who use the instruments of the state to enrich themselves and their cronies. In Africa, the richest people are heads of state and ministers. “They destroy wealth rather than encourage investment, [Read More]

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APC party refutes Sierra Leone governance transition team report

Dr. Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2018: The public would recall that following the presentation of the SLPP Governance Transition Team Report to President Julius Maada Bio at State House on Wednesday 4th July 2018; the APC established a Committee to look into the said report [Read More]

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Ernest Bai Koroma – his cronies and the Party he badly destroyed and sold out on

Mohamed Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2018: I was sleeping in my apartment in Atlanta, Georgia when I received a call from my younger brother who sounded excited and wanted to pass what he believed was good news. He screamed “Broda, the pa cam nar office yesterday. We gladi [Read More]

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Thoughts on the Sierra Leone Governance Transition Report

Dr. Lans Gberie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2018: Strong reactions have understandably accompanied the release, on 4 July, of the Governance Transition Team’s (GTT) report. This is predictable. The charmed circle of political elite in Sierra Leone is an intimate one, and the unspoken rule has always been ‘speak [Read More]

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President Bio takes action to implement Anti-Corruption report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2018: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has today announced steps to be taken by his government in implementing the recommendations of a 124-page report on the abuse of office and unbridled corruption in the former APC government of president Koroma. The report which [Read More]