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British and Sierra Leonean soldiers in joint jungle warfare training

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2018: Yesterday, president Julius Maada Bio went along to see British and Sierra Leonean troops training together at the Guma Jungle Training Ground near Freetown, where according to State House report, he was briefed by the commanding officers. The joint forces training involves the British [Read More]

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Anti-Corruption Czar – Kaifala Speaking at Africa governance conference

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2018: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis Ben Kaifala, has arrived in Botswana to address the African Union’s conference on ‘Governance in Africa’. He will speak on the theme: “Winning the fight against Corruption: A sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”. The two-day high-level dialogue starts today [Read More]

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David Sengeh among world’s 100 most influential young people in government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2018: Apolitical – a global policy platform, has today announced its inaugural list of 100 Future Leaders: ‘The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government for 2018’, and Dr David Sengeh – Sierra Leone’s Chief Innovation Officer is not only on the list, but is [Read More]

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation statement on worsening situation in Cameroon

Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2918: For the past two years, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has continued to monitor and follow the governance challenges being faced by the Government of Cameroon. This renewed focus was due to the November 2016 peaceful strike of lawyers, teachers and other [Read More]

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Nigeria’s 2019 election – a two-horse race with uninspiring candidates

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2018: Nigerians go to the polls in February next year to elect a new president. As the country counts down the weeks it’s clear that most Nigerians aren’t that impressed with the two leading presidential aspirants because neither offers the country any real hope. Almost [Read More]

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President Bio pledges commitment to national cohesion

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2018: President Julius Maada Bio was in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, yesterday on a thank-you tour, where he pledged his government’s commitment to national unity and cohesion, and called on parents and teachers to support the government’s free quality education programme. Speaking to a mammoth [Read More]

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APC names members of its Constitutional Review Committee

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2018: Next round of presidential and general elections are not due in Sierra Leone for another five years, but the country’s main opposition political party – the All People’s Congress (APC), today moves one step closer to achieving the much-needed reform that many in the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone to establish an independent commission for peace and national cohesion

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2018: Following a spate of communal violence and what the opposition parties describe as politically motivated attacks against their supporters and strongholds, the president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio promised to establish a Commission for Peace and National Cohesion. But that announcement was [Read More]

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Children in Africa struggle to get justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2018: Tuesday 20 November 2018 marked World Children’s Day, and the United Nations called for governments, civic organisations and ordinary people globally to “put children back on the agenda”. There are several ways this could be done, says Julia Sloth-Nielsen – writing in theconversation.com. Children’s [Read More]