Abdul Fatoma versus parliament of Sierra Leone – the death of civil liberty in Sierra Leone

February 13, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2017 For several days now, the civil society activist and human rights campaigner – Abdul M. Fatoma (Photo), has been the centre of ugly news in Freetown. He is the latest victim of political intimidation and harassment in Sierra Leone – [Read More]


The wheels of the Sierra Leone opposition SLPP peace process are now fully engaged

February 12, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2017 The members of the newly formed peace committee of Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP party (Photo) have gone to work in earnest. Since their appointment last Wednesday, they have been hard at work trying to consolidate the party’s hard won peace settlement. But more [Read More]


An appeal to all my SLPP brothers and sisters for sustainable peace and unity 

February 11, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Abdulai Braima Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 February 2017 Let us please come together and push the Peace Process with the strength of fanatical zeal that was on display during the sad stretch of our factional “warfare”. Right now SLPP needs champions of peace, not heroes of war. The energy that [Read More]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]