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Free education will be actualised under the New Direction – teachers union tells President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2018: Last Friday 13 July, the Sierra Leone Teachers’ Union (SLTU), held a meeting at State House with  President Julius Maada Bio to endorse his government’s free education policy. President of the SLTU – Mohamed Sallieu Bangura, expressed hope in the success of the new [Read More]

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Irish ambassador discusses with Sierra Leone minister of foreign affairs Alie Kabba

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2018: Yesterday, 16 July, 2018, the Ambassador of Ireland resident in Sierra Leone – Catherine Campbell met with the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Alie Kabba at his Tower Hill office in Freetown. Ambassador Catherine Campbell said that her visit is  [Read More]

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NGC Parliamentarians join UNFPA to mark World Population Day in Kambia

Anthony Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2018: As part of its activities marking the 2018 World Population Day (#WPD2018), the Sierra Leone Country Office of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday hosted the first of a series of community events in districts with the lowest Contraceptives Prevalence Rates to [Read More]

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President Bio makes further public appointments – out with the old – in with the new

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2018: President Bio has been heavily criticised by the opposition APC for replacing dozens of senior public officials previously appointed by former president Koroma to serve in his government, many of whom are either card carriers of the APC party or patrons and financial and [Read More]

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President Bio’s government presenting its first 100 days performance in office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2018: There are mixed opinions about the performance of president Julius Maada Bio’s government, after one hundred days in office. While supporters of the government say that president Bio has performed remarkably well in its first one hundred days amidst difficult circumstances, especially after inheriting [Read More]

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You cannot institutionalise corruption yesterday and weaponise it today

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: The Government Transitional Team report (GTT) is out. President Bio has promised to implement the recommendations of the 124-page report. He has directed the Attorney General and Minister of justice to establish a judge-led Commission of Inquiry which should consist of a [Read More]

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Governance Transition report – Is Sierra Leone a vampire state?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: “Many African countries are “vampire” states, their governments hijacked by gangsters who use the instruments of the state to enrich themselves and their cronies. In Africa, the richest people are heads of state and ministers. “They destroy wealth rather than encourage investment, [Read More]

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APC party refutes Sierra Leone governance transition team report

Dr. Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2018: The public would recall that following the presentation of the SLPP Governance Transition Team Report to President Julius Maada Bio at State House on Wednesday 4th July 2018; the APC established a Committee to look into the said report [Read More]