Politics

Sierra Leone has a new president – Let’s have a sanitised system of governance

Author: Emeka Taylor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2018: Yesterday, I asked the question: What will happen today, 4th April 2018? Will the much-anticipated election result be announced? Will the American Ambassador be accused of witchcraft? Ironically, we who have built bridges, now seek to burn bridges with our international friends. [Read More]

Politics

Attacks on international elections observers and diplomats in Sierra Leone

Julius Maada Bio: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4th April 2018: I have been following with utter dismay the ferocious and incessant verbal and media attacks by certain high officials of the Sierra Leone Government and the All People’s Congress, directed against international elections observers and members of the diplomatic corps accredited [Read More]

Politics

I have no personal interest in who becomes president of Sierra Leone – says Mahama

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 April 2018: In a few hours, Sierra Leone’s electoral body – the National Electoral Commission will announce the result of the presidential election, which has been fiercely fought between the ruling APC candidate – Dr samura Kamara and the opposition SLPP’s Maada Bio. But in the [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone elects new president on Saturday 31 March

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2018: The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone has today accepted a proposal from the National Electoral Commission, for voters to go to the polls on Saturday, 31 March 2018 to elect their president. This Supreme Court endorsement comes after a High Court Judge earlier this [Read More]

Politics

Maada Bio warns president Koroma to stop meddling in the run-off election

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2018: The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is urging president Ernest Bai Koroma to respect the country’s constitution and allow the  presidential election run-off to proceed as scheduled on Tuesday, 27 March. This strong warning from the opposition SLPP, comes in a statement signed by [Read More]

Politics

I am putting Sierra Leone first – Yumkella’s agenda for change lives on 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2018: On the 3rd of July 2017, after months of speculation about whether and how long Dr. Kandeh Yumkella will continue to put up with the harassment and violence that he and some of his supporters had been subjected to by extremists within the opposition [Read More]