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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP presidential aspirants vow to strongly hold APC government to account

February 11, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 February 2017 There is a renewed sense of hope across Sierra Leone today, after the leaders and presidential aspirants of the opposition SLPP party met on Wednesday to discuss their differences. They have agreed to bury the hatchet and focus their energies on building a strong [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP at the cusp of a long awaited peace deal

February 9, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 February 2017 After years of self-flagellation which almost led to the calamitous downfall of Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP party, there is news today of an end to its downward spiral. Peace it seems has finally returned where there was once anarchy, division and infighting among [Read More]

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Parliament of Sierra Leone invites social welfare minister Blyden for clarification

February 8, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 February 2017 Sierra Leone’s parliamentarians have today granted the wishes of those that have been calling for minister Blyden to be summoned for questioning, as well as the desire of the minister herself to publicly put on record her job performance and lay to rest allegations [Read More]

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Sierra Leone children’s affairs minister Sylvia Blyden denies allegation of corruption

February 6, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2017 After surviving weeks of verbal insults and death threats, Sierra Leone’s minister of children’s affairs is now being accused by a local newspaper of failing to account to parliament for Seven Hundred and Seven Million Leones, she allegedly received to run her ministry. Despite [Read More]

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Parliamentarians in Sierra Leone cannot be above the law

February 2, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 February 2017 Civil liberty and human rights took another massive blow in Sierra Leone yesterday, after the country’s parliamentarians clumsily ordered the arrest and detention of one of the country’s most vocal civil rights activists and chief executive of the Campaign for Human Rights and Democracy [Read More]

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Why president Koroma of Sierra Leone is finding it difficult to announce election date

February 1, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2017 The decision of Sierra Leone’s ambassador to China – Alimamy Koroma (aka Petito) to abandon his duties in Beijing while receiving full pay, and now back in Sierra Leone engaging in promoting his presidential aspiration, rather than resign his job, has once again called [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP disunity and the importance of Alie Kabba’s leadership

January 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

By a patriotic Sierra Leonean Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2017 SLPP has to make an important decision concerning its presidential flag bearer of choice, and this decision will either make or break the party. And as things stand, the APC is attempting to take Sierra Leone back to a [Read More]

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Sierra Leone children’s affairs minister Sylvia Blyden facing death threats

January 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2017 Despite serious and credible death threats to stop today’s programme, Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden will at 1:00pm today Saturday, 28th January, 2017, break her silence on the CFN issue live on AY TV and radio, surrounded by children from western area, Kailahun, Kenema, [Read More]

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President Koroma receives Sierra Leone Constitution Review Report – when is the referendum?

January 25, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2017 After months of speculation and debate about the content and spirit of the national constitution review report, the review committee has finally handed its findings and recommendations to president Koroma. What happens next? The expectation now is that the report will be tabled in [Read More]