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Opposition APC attacks president Bio’s first one hundred days in office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2018: Yesterday, 25th July 2018, Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party, held a press conference at its headquarters in Freetown, to discuss and respond to the SLPP government’s report on its first one hundred days in office. At the end of the [Read More]

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Do African leaders learn from mistakes? Lessons for Sierra Leone

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 July 2018: In 1991, Kenneth Kaunda who ruled Zambia for 27 years became the first African Head of State to concede defeat in a multi-party elections in which he lost to Frederick Chiluba. Frederick Chiluba came on the political platform as an orator [Read More]

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President Bio and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discuss State Fragility Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2018: Former president of Liberia – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was in Freetown, Sierra Leone yesterday, 23 July 2018,  where she held talks with president Julius Maada Bio about how best to implement the recommendations of the recently published ‘State Fragility’ report by the International Growth [Read More]

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Sierra Leone police action – liberty means responsibility

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2018: The attention of the public was drawn to one of the headlines, “Sierra Leone Police accused of stifling freedoms”. There are others stating that “Sierra Leone is gradually becoming worse than North Korea”. According to some papers, these accusations are coming hot [Read More]

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Sierra Leone police accused of stifling freedoms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 July 2018: Sierra Leone’s main opposition political party – the All People’s Congress (APC) will be holding a press conference at its headquarters in Freetown today, to discuss its response to the SLPP government’s published report on its first one hundred days in office, as well [Read More]

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President Bio first 100 days improving good governance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2018: In his foreword to the Sierra Leone People’s Party Manifesto, 2018, as then Presidential Candidate,  President Julius Maada Bio writes that: “Our New Direction therefore offers the people of Sierra Leone a stark choice between the current ‘Business as Usual Status Quo’ of the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone appoints new diplomats for overseas mission

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2018: As is now customary in Sierra Leone’s politics, the newly elected president Julius Maada Bio has dismissed the country’s Ambassadors, High Commissioners and diplomatic staff appointed by the former president Koroma, to be replaced by loyalists, activists and supporters of his ruling SLPP party. [Read More]

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President Bio’s Governance Transition Report – an opportunity for real change

Muktar Usman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 July 2018: On April 6, 2018, just two days after his swearing in, President Julius Maada Bio followed in the footsteps of his predecessor and established a Governance Transition Team (GTT) with a four-pronged mandate to “serve as focal point for the interface with [Read More]