Why president Koroma of Sierra Leone is finding it difficult to announce election date

February 1, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2017 The decision of Sierra Leone’s ambassador to China – Alimamy Koroma (aka Petito) to abandon his duties in Beijing while receiving full pay, and now back in Sierra Leone engaging in promoting his presidential aspiration, rather than resign his job, has once again called [Read More]


Sierra Leone opposition SLPP disunity and the importance of Alie Kabba’s leadership

January 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

By a patriotic Sierra Leonean Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2017 SLPP has to make an important decision concerning its presidential flag bearer of choice, and this decision will either make or break the party. And as things stand, the APC is attempting to take Sierra Leone back to a [Read More]


Sierra Leone children’s affairs minister Sylvia Blyden facing death threats

January 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2017 Despite serious and credible death threats to stop today’s programme, Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden will at 1:00pm today Saturday, 28th January, 2017, break her silence on the CFN issue live on AY TV and radio, surrounded by children from western area, Kailahun, Kenema, [Read More]


President Koroma receives Sierra Leone Constitution Review Report – when is the referendum?

January 25, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2017 After months of speculation and debate about the content and spirit of the national constitution review report, the review committee has finally handed its findings and recommendations to president Koroma. What happens next? The expectation now is that the report will be tabled in [Read More]


Presidential hopeful Alie Kabba returns to Sierra Leone with renewed push for peace and unity

January 22, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2017 The radical progressive nationalist and SLPP presidential aspirant, Alie Badara Sanjan Kabba (Photo) is today on his way home from the USA, with an unwavering commitment to re-engage SLPP stakeholders in a renewed push to achieve lasting peace and unity in the party. Alie [Read More]


Has Jammeh agreed to step down or is he making a fool of the world?

January 21, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2017 There are serious doubts tonight as to whether former president of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down and leave the country, so as to allow the democratically elected president Adama Barrow to return from exile in neighbouring Senegal to form his [Read More]


More questions thrown at Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission

January 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2017 Doubts and concerns about the effectiveness and good governance of Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) are refusing to go away. One of the country’s human rights advocacy groups – the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) is tonight accusing the ACC of [Read More]


Maada Bio calls for dialogue with opposition SLPP Alliance

January 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 18

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2017 Presidential and general elections in Sierra Leone are less than fifteen months away. Yet the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is far from being ready to contest those elections, let alone position itself as a government in waiting, despite the popularity of the [Read More]