Politics

Open letter to Dr. Samura Kamara – APC presidential candidate 2018

Joseph F Kamara: 4 February 2018: Sierra Leone Telegraph: Dear Dr. Samura Kamara I have with keen interest read your article titled “Sierra Leone is at the cusp of irreversible development”, being circulated on social media by die-hard and overzealous members of the APC. I would have saluted you for [Read More]

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APC and SLPP have failed to sign the civic space and human rights manifesto

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 February 2018 Ahead of Sierra Leone’s multi-tier elections taking place on 7th of March 2018, the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI), Amnesty International and forty local civil society organisations in the country, are calling on the ruling APC, the opposition SLPP and the Republic [Read More]

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APC versus Kandeh Yumkella

Anthony Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 February 2018 Kandeh Yumkella is fighting against the disenfranchisement of the Diaspora and future generations. He received provisional nomination certificate as National Grand Coalition (NGC) candidate for Member of Parliament representing Constituency 62 on January 20, 2018, and then Abu Bakarr Sankoh – ruling [Read More]

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IMF confirms suspension of funding as APC government fails to generate revenue

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2018: The government of Sierra Leone has reacted angrily over yesterday’s report of the IMF suspending its funding support to the Koroma government, after the government failed to meet key targets agreed with the IMF. Speaking to the BBC reporter Umaru Fofanah last night, finance [Read More]

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Sierra Leone ruling APC guilty of misappropriating public funds – IMF withdraws funding

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2018 Sierra Leone’s economy is in tatters. IMF withdraws funding. A few months ago, the Sierra Leone Telegraph published a story about the declining performance of the Sierra Leone economy. It warned that the government is in serious paralysis, as funds meant to support economic [Read More]

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I like Yvonne Aki-Sawyer – but I cannot get past Red John 

Franklyn Davies: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2018: Yvonne Aki-Sawyer’s campaign for the Freetown Mayoralty is the only serious APC campaign that is happening right now.  You will not find any reference to the APC’s campaign slogan “Tolongbo”. Aki-Sawyer has sought to distance her campaign from the drab and dull [Read More]

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Over 61,000 crimes recorded in Sierra Leone – CHRDI calls for police action

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2018 The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International – CHRDI says it condemns the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) for failing to control the rising spate of serious crimes, such as murder, rape, sexual assault, and other forms of domestic violence in the country. It [Read More]

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Yumkella and the 2018 elections – APC politics of exclusion will not work

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2018 Elections in Sierra Leone are less than six weeks away, and already the ruling All Peoples Congress party (APC) has began to show its ugly anti-democratic credentials and thuggery. Few in Sierra Leone now believe that the elections will be free of violence and [Read More]