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Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2018: Sierra Leone – our country, has been gripped by the fangs of corruption. President Bio’s government has published its long-awaited Government Transition Team (GTT) report, and to all intents and purposes, it does not make for a good bedtime story, by any [Read More]

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Collapsed corruption cases in Nigeria point to weaknesses in justice system – lessons for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 July 2018: Sierra Leone’s newly elected SLPP government led by president Julius Maada Bio is entering uncharted waters, with the publication of its investigation report into the management of the country’s affairs by the former APC government of president Koroma. The report is replete with instances [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s former President Koroma denies all allegations of involvement in corruption

Ernest Bai Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2018: I am currently out of the country on vacation but my attention has been drawn to a 136-page Report entitled as “Report of the Governance Transition Team 2018” which was issued to the public on yesterday’s date of July 4th 2018 [Read More]

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Sierra Leone former Attorney General Joseph Kamara refutes corruption allegations

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2018: Reactions from the opposition APC party to the publication of the Governance Transition Team report by the SLPP government of president Julius Maada Bio, may seem disjointed, uncoordinated and incoherent, but today the former Attorney General Joseph Franklyn Kamara has spoken out. Writing in [Read More]

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Corruption is a national security issue that can destroy this nation – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2018: President Julius Maada Bio said yesterday that corruption in Sierra Leone is at a level that can destroy the nation “if we do not fight and win”. He said this in response to yesterday’s launch of the Governance Transition Team Report at State House, [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella working to empower Sierra Leone’s diasporans

Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara, Jnr.: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2018: Parliamentary Leader of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) and Member of Parliament representing Constituency 062 – Samu Chiefdom, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, has filed a proposed bipartisan private member’s Bill at the Office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. [Read More]

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Shocking levels of corruption and mismanagement revealed in Sierra Leone governance report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 July 2018: The long awaited report of the Governance Transition Team, established by president Julius Maada Bio to look into the  manner with which the previous Koroma led APC government ran the country, is out today. It is revealing and makes for sober reading. It speaks [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Governance Transition Committee Report out today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 July 2018: The report of the Governance Transition Committee appointed by President Julius Maada Bio on 6 April to review the status of Sierra Leone’s government departments, ministries and agencies, the economy, as well as public assets, has been submitted to  President Bio by committee chairman [Read More]

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The scandalous treatment of Sierra Leone’s stranded diplomats abroad

Kabs Kanu and Pasco Temple: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 July 2018: The latest Interview by President Maada Bio’s Finance Minister Jacob Jusu Saffa to a local tabloid and the latest letter penned to stranded diplomats abroad by the Director General – as instructed by the Chief Minister Prof Francis – [Read More]