Sierra Leone’s new look Parliament – governing without a stable majority  

Author: Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: The balance of power in Sierra Leone’s parliament during the next five years, suggests that crafting a stable majority for governance is likely to be tricky, if not messy. The ruling party, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has 48 seats; the All People’s [Read More]


How will president Bio get his programme through parliament?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2018: Sierra Leone’s elections are long over. The people have spoken. Julius Maada Bio of the opposition SLPP has been elected president. But he has failed to win control of the country’s parliament – the legislature. So how will he get his programmes and budgets [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone president Bio opens talks with IMF and development partners

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2018: Sierra Leone’s newly elected president Julius Maada Bio was today granted a vote of confidence by the IMF and the country’s international development partners at a High-Level Forum on Economic Policy Priorities, jointly organised by the IMF and the ministry of finance in Freetown. [Read More]


President Julius Maada Bio appoints cabinet ministers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2018: After much anticipation from the people of Sierra Leone, and criticisms too for delaying the appointment of his cabinet ministers, president Julius Maada Bio has today announced his first wave of ministers and senior officials, who will help him govern a divided and economically [Read More]


NGC party executives welcome newly elected parliamentary representatives

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 April 2018: The newly elected National Grand Coalition (NGC) members of parliament for Kambia District, have arrived in Freetown for a series of consultations ahead of the opening of the Fifth Session of parliament. The NGC parliamentary representatives are: Mr. Foday Mario Kamara of Constituency 057 [Read More]


Dr Sylvia Blyden challenges Sierra Leone elections results at the Supreme Court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2018: Last Sunday, both the newly elected president Julius Maada Bio and the defeated APC candidate – Dr Samura Kamara who had threatened to challenge the presidential runoff result, attended mass at their local catholic church. It is said that, it is by divine intervention [Read More]


President Maada Bio of Sierra Leone gets tough with lazy and corrupt public servants

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 April 2018: Newly elected president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio has read the proverbial Riot Act to public sector workers, including top civil servants in the country. He has told them to either join him in delivering his promise to the people to make [Read More]


Why the Sierra Leone election was lost by APC after ten years of governance

Author: Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 April 2018: The March 31st, 2018, presidential run-off election was an amazingly close race. The result has left the All People’s Congress party (APC) quite humbled. Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) emerged victorious with 51.8% of the votes,. [Read More]