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Breaking News: Dr Kandeh Yumkella resigns from the SLPP to join national grand coalition of progressive liberals

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2017 Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – one of the leading contenders for the presidency of Sierra Leone at elections to be held on 7th of March 2018, has today waved goodbye to the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). The presidential hot favourite has this afternoon [Read More]

Breaking News

Breaking News –  Kandeh Yumkella to quit Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP

Anthony Kamara Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 September 2017 Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, presidential flagbearer aspirant, is poised to exit from the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). The announcement which is reportedly scheduled for this week, will see about forty senior officials also abandoning the party. Sierra Leoneans will recall [Read More]

Politics

Presidential candidates for the ruling party of Sierra Leone in hot water

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2017 The Sierra Leone Telegraph has been reliably informed that two of the leading contenders for the ruling APC presidential candidacy, are either facing overseas travel restrictions, or awaiting charges in the USA or UK for their part in mining corruption allegations. According to sources, [Read More]

Politics

Closing the stables after the horses had bolted – Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission acts?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2017 As the corruption scandal over the sale of scholarships meant for poor people in Sierra Leone going to Mecca for the Muslim Hajj continues, yesterday the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission released a statement calling on the three sacked State House officials to report immediately at [Read More]

Education and Health

The Sierra Leone mudslide disaster isn’t over yet – here’s what the world must do

Tony Redmond Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2017 As the uneasy debate about the causes of the flooding disaster in Freetown and who must be held accountable and responsible continues, there are growing concerns about the misuse and misappropriation of funds meant for the survivors and victims of the disaster, [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone vice president Foh and mines minister Minkailu Mansaray implicated in corruption – Op ed

Mohamed Karankeh Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2017 Before I comment on the merit or demerit of the criminal aspect of this case, I want to ask and, or to know why so much money is expended on a single religious activity by our government in a secular country like [Read More]

Politics

Leaked audio implicates Sierra Leone vice president Foh and mines minister Minkailu Mansaray in Hajj scam

Report by Platinum Media Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2017 (Photo: Mines Minister Mansaray is overseeing the sale of a $50 million diamond). As the public awaits police enquiry into the recent Hajj scandal, Platinum Media is now in possession of a leaked audio that appears to implicate both the Vice [Read More]