Politics

Sierra Leone minister of social welfare – Dr Blyden vindicated by parliament – victory for accountability

November 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2017 In what many journalists present in parliament this week have termed as a victory for transparency, accountability and the fight against widespread impunity, Sierra Leone Disability Commission has  been ordered  by Parliament to present to the Minister of Social Welfare – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka [Read More]

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President Ernest Koroma  versus Sam Sumana – an unprecedented constitutional ECOWAS Court case

November 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Tamba Gborie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2017 The defence from various Media practitioners and political pundits on behalf of the president’s extraordinary action hinging on a constitutional violation came too little too late. Such a defense could have come at a time when the ECOWAS Court wrote to the [Read More]

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Sam Sumana returns to ECOWAS Court for Judgment

November 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2017 Former vice president of Sierra Leone Alhaji Samuel Sidique Sam Sumana is hoping to receive judgement when the ECOWAS Court reconvenes in Abuja, Nigeria to hear his $210 million lawsuit – challenging the Government of Sierra Leone for what he calls his [Read More]

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Zimbabweans would need to trust the wait and embrace uncertainty

November 16, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 November 2017 Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. And many would see the seeming “revolution” that is unfolding right before our eyes in Zimbabwe as long overdue. But there can be no running away from the fact that he [Read More]

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President Koroma meets executives of the Sierra Leone Bar Association

November 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2017 The executives of the Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) were at State House in Freetown yesterday, Monday 13th November 2017, were they met President Ernest Bai Koroma to discuss the work of the association. Speaking to the SLBA executives, the president urged them to [Read More]

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Watch Sierra Leone AYV TV this Sunday evening – as SLPP publicity secretary is wanted by police

November 12, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2017 The heat of political competition is apparent all over Sierra Leone. In recent weeks, as evidence of the heightening tension, reports of skirmishes between party supporters and police have become commonplace. In this dicey environment, this week came the bombshell of SLPP senior official [Read More]

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Why we need change in Sierra Leone – the case for a developmental, inclusive and democratic party

November 9, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Yusuf Bangura Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2017 As we approach the elections of March 2018, politicians are busy on the campaign trail. They are making lofty promises. These elections may mark a turning point in our political trajectory. The tenure of Ernest Koroma’s All People’s Congress (APC) will end, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Social Welfare Minister – Dr Sylvia Blyden hosts US Ambassador Maria Brewer

November 9, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2017 Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, today Thursday 9th November 2017, hosted the new Ambassador of the United States of America to Sierra Leone, at her ministry’s New Englandville offices. The Ambassador was accompanied by a high-powered [Read More]