Sierra Leone’s Right to Access Information Commission –  a crippling institution

October 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2017 When president Koroma was first elected ten years ago, he promised to bring much needed reforms that will change the way Sierra Leone was being governed. Not least, he said his government will ensure transparency, probity, openness, and accountability – the key principles upon [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone’s progressive liberal democratic politicians now have their own political party

October 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2017 For the first time in the history of Sierra Leone, since the country gained independence in 1961, politicians from across the political divide have come together to form a broad church of liberal philosophies and values, which they say is a break-away from the [Read More]


President Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges – But will he have the last laugh?

October 16, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2017 A protracted battle to reinstate hundreds of corruption, money laundering and racketeering charges against South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma came to a head last week when the country’s Supreme Court backed a lower court’s finding that they should never have been set aside in [Read More]


We need a new coalition of enlightened leaders in Sierra Leone

October 8, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2017 Let me say this – should the 2018 elections be shifted by even a day, the opposition collectively has no iota of right to complain or cry foul. Are they just being unhinged? Where are the so-called nationalists or activists? I [Read More]


Civil servants in Sierra Leone must stay away from party politics and electioneering

October 2, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Mahmud Tim Kargbo Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2017 Some of the crucial issues that have destroyed our development as a nation despite our vast resources are: leadership, monetisation of politics, poverty, corruption and the willingness of people in position of trust to exhibit total disrespect for our laws. Non-partisanship [Read More]


Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission on course to holding elections in 2018

September 29, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2017 State House in Freetown yesterday, Thursday 28 September 2017, summoned the National Electoral Commission (NEC) bosses to report on progress in preparations for the holding of general and presidential elections on 7th March 2018. According to State House Communication Unit’s report, the Commission’s Executive [Read More]


There will be no ban on social media use in Sierra Leone – says NATCOM boss

September 29, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Aruna Turay Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2017 The chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) – Momoh Kemoh Konte has finally broke his silence to allay the fears of Sierra Leoneans across the world, about the government’s position on the use of social media. His commission and the [Read More]


Sierra Leone government moves fast to quell tension over religious hate speech

September 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2017 Sierra Leone’s ministry of religious affairs has taken swift steps to indefinitely suspend the operating licence of a church established by a Nigerian pastor – Victor Ajisafe, who last weekend caused national outrage, after preaching religious hate sermon to his congregation in Freetown. The [Read More]


Time for fresh faces to develop Sierra Leone – says top musician Kao Denero

September 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2017 One of Sierra Leone’s most popular musicians – Peace Ambassador Amara Denis Turay, popularly known as Kao Denero, emphasized in his most recent hit single that the forthcoming national elections of the country in 2018 is a time for citizens to vote for fresh [Read More]