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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim Prize – what chance Koroma of Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2018 The Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has today announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, has won the 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. The Committee found that, confronted with unprecedented and renewed challenges, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf demonstrated [Read More]

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APC government cannot account for hundreds of millions of dollars according to audit reports

A concerned Citizen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2018 Based on publicly available figures, the government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) headed by President Ernest Bai Koroma and his All Peoples’ Congress (APC) party, may have presided over the most corrupt era in the history of the country, as they have [Read More]

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Another ECOWAS Court case against president Koroma – sacked NATCOM Boss calls for justice

Alusine Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2018 A wrongful dismissal case against President Koroma’s National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) is currently being prepared for filing and hearing at the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja, Nigeria. This will be another huge public humiliation for the Koroma government, after losing the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone coalition politics – compromise is not a betrayal

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2018 The Sierra Leone general election is slowly but surely inching its way to the climax by the minute. In the meantime, the statisticians, soothsayers, and those with the crystal balls have gone to town, in trying to predict the outcome of the [Read More]

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Open letter to Dr. Samura Kamara – APC presidential candidate 2018

Joseph F Kamara: 4 February 2018: Sierra Leone Telegraph: Dear Dr. Samura Kamara I have with keen interest read your article titled “Sierra Leone is at the cusp of irreversible development”, being circulated on social media by die-hard and overzealous members of the APC. I would have saluted you for [Read More]

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APC and SLPP have failed to sign the civic space and human rights manifesto

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 February 2018 Ahead of Sierra Leone’s multi-tier elections taking place on 7th of March 2018, the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI), Amnesty International and forty local civil society organisations in the country, are calling on the ruling APC, the opposition SLPP and the Republic [Read More]

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APC versus Kandeh Yumkella

Anthony Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 February 2018 Kandeh Yumkella is fighting against the disenfranchisement of the Diaspora and future generations. He received provisional nomination certificate as National Grand Coalition (NGC) candidate for Member of Parliament representing Constituency 62 on January 20, 2018, and then Abu Bakarr Sankoh – ruling [Read More]

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IMF confirms suspension of funding as APC government fails to generate revenue

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2018: The government of Sierra Leone has reacted angrily over yesterday’s report of the IMF suspending its funding support to the Koroma government, after the government failed to meet key targets agreed with the IMF. Speaking to the BBC reporter Umaru Fofanah last night, finance [Read More]