Politics

Elections in Sierra Leone – mortgaging the future of the nation to capture votes?

January 8, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 January 2018: The people of Sierra Leone will go to the polls on 7th March 2018. Already there are several questions being asked as to whether those elections will bring out the best in the people of Sierra Leone – in terms of [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella – Andrew Keili poised to win 2018 elections

January 5, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

John Mannah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 January 2018: The vast majority of Sierra Leoneans have been yearning for change in the last two decades of the country’s history –  most especially, change from economic doom and gloom to prosperity. And it will be an understatement, to say that we have [Read More]

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The people of Kono must use their votes to remove APC from office in 2018

January 4, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Noorudin KaiKai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 January 2018: I am of the opinion that Freetown and Kono would probably decide who gets to be President in the upcoming elections, because they hold the highest percentage of swing voters in the country. However, I do not believe that the APC party [Read More]

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Sierra Leone gets second woman to ever head a political party’s regional operations

January 4, 2018 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 January 2018: The Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has yesterday, January 3rd 2018, constitutionally elected Mrs. Emma Kowa-Jalloh, as the party’s new Southern Regional Chairperson. This was after the previous holder Edward Soluku stepped down to contest his old parliamentary seat in [Read More]

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Samuel Paul Itam is to contest the Freetown mayoral election for NGC

December 30, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 December 2018 Among the flurry of big announcements coming out of the offices of the opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) in Freetown this week, is the decision by the party to nominate Mr. Samuel Paul Itam as the party’s candidate for the 2018 Freetown Mayorship election. [Read More]

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Will the African wind of political change blow across Sierra Leone on 7 March 2018?

December 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 December 2017: As jokes come and go, Sierra Leone’s political landscape has been anything but. It all started when 26 people turned up at the national convention of the APC party, vying for the position of the flag bearer. By any standards, having 26 [Read More]

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President Koroma receives rousing welcome in Pujehun

December 26, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 December 2017 President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 21 December 2017, received a rousing welcome in Pujehun township, where he extended his ‘thank you’ to the people for giving him the opportunity to serve as president for two consecutive terms. According to State House Communication Unit [Read More]

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What is new about the National Grand Coalition party in Sierra Leone?

December 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sheikh Umarr Kamarah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2017: Many have either wondered, or asked the question, “What is new about the National Grand Coalition?” It is a fair question, considering the plethora of political parties that springs up every election cycle, only to either evaporate to smithereens under the [Read More]