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Sierra Leone appoints new diplomats for overseas mission

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2018: As is now customary in Sierra Leone’s politics, the newly elected president Julius Maada Bio has dismissed the country’s Ambassadors, High Commissioners and diplomatic staff appointed by the former president Koroma, to be replaced by loyalists, activists and supporters of his ruling SLPP party. [Read More]

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President Bio’s Governance Transition Report – an opportunity for real change

Muktar Usman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 July 2018: On April 6, 2018, just two days after his swearing in, President Julius Maada Bio followed in the footsteps of his predecessor and established a Governance Transition Team (GTT) with a four-pronged mandate to “serve as focal point for the interface with [Read More]

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Free education will be actualised under the New Direction – teachers union tells President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2018: Last Friday 13 July, the Sierra Leone Teachers’ Union (SLTU), held a meeting at State House with  President Julius Maada Bio to endorse his government’s free education policy. President of the SLTU – Mohamed Sallieu Bangura, expressed hope in the success of the new [Read More]

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Irish ambassador discusses with Sierra Leone minister of foreign affairs Alie Kabba

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2018: Yesterday, 16 July, 2018, the Ambassador of Ireland resident in Sierra Leone – Catherine Campbell met with the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Alie Kabba at his Tower Hill office in Freetown. Ambassador Catherine Campbell said that her visit is  [Read More]

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NGC Parliamentarians join UNFPA to mark World Population Day in Kambia

Anthony Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2018: As part of its activities marking the 2018 World Population Day (#WPD2018), the Sierra Leone Country Office of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday hosted the first of a series of community events in districts with the lowest Contraceptives Prevalence Rates to [Read More]

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President Bio makes further public appointments – out with the old – in with the new

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2018: President Bio has been heavily criticised by the opposition APC for replacing dozens of senior public officials previously appointed by former president Koroma to serve in his government, many of whom are either card carriers of the APC party or patrons and financial and [Read More]

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President Bio’s government presenting its first 100 days performance in office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2018: There are mixed opinions about the performance of president Julius Maada Bio’s government, after one hundred days in office. While supporters of the government say that president Bio has performed remarkably well in its first one hundred days amidst difficult circumstances, especially after inheriting [Read More]

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You cannot institutionalise corruption yesterday and weaponise it today

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: The Government Transitional Team report (GTT) is out. President Bio has promised to implement the recommendations of the 124-page report. He has directed the Attorney General and Minister of justice to establish a judge-led Commission of Inquiry which should consist of a [Read More]