Politics

I am committed to peace and democracy in Sierra Leone – president Bio tells ECOWAS

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 May 2018: It is over a week since the elected MPs of the opposition APC walked out of parliament, after their dramatic display of disobedience and disruption of parliamentary proceedings. The APC lost the general and presidential elections held in March 2018. And it seems there [Read More]

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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]