Politics

NGC position statement on the removal of the anti-corruption commissioner

Francis L. Hindowa (NGC): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2018: The National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party is seriously concerned about the process used by President Julius Maada Bio to remove from office the Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Mr. Ade Macauley. The NGC believes that the process grossly violated the Anti-Corruption Commission Act-2008  [Read More]

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President Bio attends African Union summit on the fight against corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2018: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio who yesterday declared his assets to the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) as required by law, will tomorrow be joining other African leaders in Nouakchott, Mauritania for the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly. Ironically, the [Read More]

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President Bio declares his assets amidst growing poverty in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: In less than twenty-four hours of swearing-in the country’s newly appointed head of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio has wasted no time in submitting his asset declaration form to the new ACC Commissioner – Francis Ben [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s new Anti-Corruption Czar Kaifala takes oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: Yesterday, Wednesday 27 June 2018, lawyer Francis Ben-Kaifala, was approved by Sierra Leone’s parliament after a debate by MPs, following the recommendation of the Committee responsible for scrutinising all public appointments. It was not all plain sailing in parliament though, as leaders of two [Read More]

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Is Kono district at political crossroads?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: The recent elections have thrown up a lot of unprecedented political permutations with a lot still to be desired. Throughout our political history, our country has witnessed one-party, multi-party, dictatorship, military interregnums and now DEMOCRACY. Our newly elected parliament has up to [Read More]

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Francis Ben Kaifala faces parliamentary committee

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2018: The President of Sierra Leone’s Renaissance Movement and head of the law firm – Kaifala Kanneh & Co Chambers – Francis Ben Kaifala, was yesterday interviewed by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, for the position of Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption [Read More]

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President Bio dissolves Boards of parastatals and other state institutions

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2018: Following growing public demand for a big shake up of all quangos and state enterprises in Sierra Leone by the newly elected government, led by president Julius Maada Bio, a public statement was issued by State House yesterday, Tuesday 26 June 2018, informing the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – the politics of dilemma or is it the dilemma of politics?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2018: It is an undeniable fact that Sierra Leone as a nation has come a long way. Our collective journey, though tortuous at best, from the days of late President Sheka Stevens’ one party fiefdom, through the period of interregna and out into [Read More]