Politics

It is well for the heart to be naïve and the mind not to be

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2018: A video clip making the rounds on social media and especially Facebook has shown Neil Coyle, the British Labour Party MP for Southwark in London, speaking about recent political developments in Sierra Leone. In the video, he is seen wearing a T-shirt [Read More]

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Sierra Leone ACC arrests corrupt former government officials in passport for cash scandal

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2018: Investigations into the illegal sale or issuing of passport by officials in the former APC government by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), reached its climax yesterday with the arrest of eight people, in what is believed to be a joint effort with the US Embassy. [Read More]

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The tragic killing at Mile 91 must not be used for fanning tribal hatred in Sierra Leone

Bashiru Vandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 September 2018: The tragic death in Mile 91 of a fellow citizen is an outcome that must be roundly condemned by all citizens. Relevant videos and audios in the media validate reports that a citizen was shot dead by law-enforcement officers in Mile 91 [Read More]

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Police shot a young man dead in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 September 2018: There is disquiet in the community of Mile 91 and surrounding villages in Sierra Leone tonight, after a combined team of armed police and soldiers allegedly raided two villages in the area at 5am Sunday, 9th September, shooting a 29-year-old man dead. According to [Read More]

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Is Africa on the verge of fighting another ideological proxy war?

Alimamy Turay: Sierra Leone telegraph: 10 September 2018: As if by coincidence, as China was preparing to hold the third summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation  (FOCAC), on the 3rd and 4th September 2018, the two political darlings of Europe, Angela Merkel of Germany, and Theresa May of Britain, [Read More]

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President Bio must restructure – not re-destroy

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2018: As the Sierra Leonean contraption approaches its 58th anniversary of independence, the internal dynamics which has continually seen its various component factors – ethnic, regional and social, pitched in perpetual deterioration – one against the other, appears to be approaching a [Read More]

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Zimbabwe – a future finely balanced between democracy and militarisation

David B. Moore: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2018: Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa’s inauguration as Zimbabwe’s second president and commander-in-chief consummated power for the main beneficiary of the November 2017 coup that forced Robert Mugabe’s long delayed retirement. Zimbabwean scholar and activist Brian Raftopoulos’ remarks during a public meeting at the University of Cape Town [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Dual Nationality – Tapping knowledge and resource of Diasporans

Anthony AK Kamara, Jnr.: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2018: Kandeh Yumkella’s “Thank You” tour of the United States has gone well. He has covered an additional four states – Philadelphia, PA, where he attended joint events organized by NGC supporters of New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Boston, MA [Read More]

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Opposition APC rejects SLPP government’s parliamentary procedures

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2018: Sierra Leone’s opposition APC party has rejected the parliamentary procedure used by the government in establishing its proposed Commission of Enquiry. The purpose of the proposed Commission of Inquiry is to investigate all former Ministers, Deputy Ministers and senior government officials who were in [Read More]