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Sierra Leone’s social welfare minister Blyden sets standard of transparency, openness and accountability

December 29, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 7

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2016 Few ministers, if any in Sierra Leone – including the president, have gone all out to ensure that as a matter of duty they routinely inform their paymaster the tax payer about their daily work activity. But as many Sierra Leoneans would admit, only [Read More]

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Will the Sierra Leone opposition SLPP party survive its latest knockout blow?

December 18, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2016 The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is in the habit of knocking itself out every now and again – a habit it has come to perfect, since losing the 2007 elections. But will it recover from yesterday’s bout with its own demon? Yesterday’s resolution [Read More]

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Bio writes chairman and leader of Sierra Leone opposition SLPP – chief Kapen

December 2, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 December 2016   Dear Chief Kapen, Conduct of Lower Level Elections and the Role and Composition of 10-Man Committee Let me start by thanking your administration for all the efforts made to conduct lower level elections amidst some challenges. I am pleased about the Rules and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone ruling APC party is dragging the country to hell – says Alie Kabba

November 14, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2016 The streets of Freetown and other major towns and cities across Sierra Leone remain tense, as the people of Sierra Leone react to the government’s announcement last week to remove the subsidy that has for several years, helped to cushion the poor from the [Read More]

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South Africa’s Zuma’s downfall – a lesson for president Koroma of Sierra Leone?

November 5, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2016 Elections are due in Sierra Leone in February 2018. The people of Sierra Leone are yearning for change. President Koroma and his ruling APC will face an electorate that has seen their fortunes, hopes of economic prosperity and improved standard of living dashed. With [Read More]

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Civil society groups in Sierra Leone urged to join campaign to hold parliamentarians accountable

August 9, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Abdul M Fatoma – Chief Executive CHRDI Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2016 We in the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) once again, want to remind Members of the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone that, the country’s Accountant General’s Office uses taxpayers’ money to support the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone parliamentarians failing to account for millions of dollars received annually

July 30, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2016 Few people in Sierra Leone trust their elected representatives. The reasons – dereliction of duty, corruption, misappropriation of funds and abuse of power. Never before has confidence in the country’s public officials generally dropped so low. While this view may be one of perception [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential aspirant Yumkella meets US lawmakers

July 3, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

N’Karimu Kamara Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 July 2016 Sierra Leone’s presidential hopeful, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella has in the last week travelled to Europe and the United States, where he met with the Republican Senator of Arkansas – John Boozman and his staff. They discussed various issues, including the economic and political [Read More]