Politics

Controversy over appointment of chief minister of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 May 2018: The creation of a new top ministerial position known as Chief Minister by president Julius Maada Bio, has sparked widespread debate as to whether the new post is superfluous to requirement, and furthermore, duplicates and undermines the role of vice president. There are questions [Read More]

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President Julius Maada Bio announces second wave of ministers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 May 2018: In fulfilling the challenges of establishing an inclusive government, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone is today reported by State House to have shown leadership in achieving a regional balance in appointing his second wave of ministers. Bio’s all new look list of [Read More]

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Another big achievement for Sierra Leone’s AYV Media Empire

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 May 2018: Sierra Leone’s most successful media and entertainment enterprise – the African Young Voices (AYV) is making waves for all the right reasons, after a weekend of crowning glory which saw its President –  Ambassador Anthony Navo, bagged the ‘Man of the Year’ award in [Read More]

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Coverage of Sierra Leone’s election reflected stereotypes – not reality

Author: Laura Martin: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2018: Sierra Leone recently held peaceful presidential elections. But you would not know it from the media, which suggested that the country was frequently overwhelmed by violence during this period. The first round results were announced in mid-March, which concluded that no single [Read More]

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Is Sierra Leone’s democracy at a crossroad? Watch the debate live today sunday on AYV TV

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2018: By the time the parliament of Sierra Leone settles down to business, it will be on the back of the most dramatic twists and turns we have ever witnessed. It all started with dual nationality fight that locked out many MP aspirants; it graduated [Read More]

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Taxi driver wearing green shirt allegedly attacked in Freetown by APC supporters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2018: Reports of alleged political violence by both the ruling SLPP and the main opposition APC continue this weekend, with disturbing news of a group of APC supporters attacking and causing damage to a  taxi locally known as ‘keke’, painted green – which is the [Read More]

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Why APC has more MPs than SLPP – despite SLPP winning the Presidency

Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2018: The argument that the APC has more seats than the SLPP in parliament because it created extra seats in its strongholds is totally wrong. The parliamentary seat distribution tracks fairly well the distribution of registered voters and even the distribution of actual [Read More]