Politics

Why I believe Kandeh Yumkella is the best person for the Presidency 

December 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2017 On a visit to Sierra Leone in 2010, I travelled the length and breadth of Freetown. I observed the economic activity and social interactions. I listened to political conversations, and was able to form a judgement about the rate and pace of [Read More]

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Government of Sierra Leone abandons mudslide survivors as millions of dollars remain unaccounted

December 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2017: Freetown was brought to a standstill on the 14th of August 2017, when a massive mudslide caused by heavy rains after many years of deforestation by illegal settlers, killed about a thousand people and hundreds injured, including children. Thousands of homes were destroyed, leaving [Read More]

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ECOWAS Youth Council calls on Sierra Leone to comply with ruling of ECOWAS Court

December 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The ECOWAS Youth Council: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2017: The ECOWAS Youth Council (EYC), after extensive deliberation and regional consultation, is using this medium to call on the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone, led by His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, to respect and honour the ruling of [Read More]

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The politics of Sierra Leone’s Bankasoka Hydro Dam – a State House fiasco

December 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 9

Franklyn Davies: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 December 2017: Following the disastrous re-launch of the Port Loko Bankasoka Dam by the ruling APC government to score cheap popularity and political points, questions abound the day after – inside State House, about who was to blame for the fiasco. The ruling party’s [Read More]

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As Libya crisis escalates – the UN and the AU search for solutions

December 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Lansana Gberie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 December 2017: Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one of them touched on the violence [Read More]

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It will not be business as usual  – Bio assures diaspora

December 13, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

SLPP Media Team: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 December 2017 He was passionate, confident and assuring as he addressed hundreds of Sierra Leoneans at the prestigious Royal Regency Hall in London on Saturday 9th December 2017 with a very simple message that as the next President it will not be business [Read More]

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Opposition presidential candidate – Musa Tarawallie arrested in Sierra Leone

December 12, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 December 2017: The controversial former minister of lands in the Koroma government – Musa Tarawallie, and now an aspiring presidential candidate of the newly established opposition party – the Citizens Democratic Coalition (CDC) was arrested last night and detained by the Sierra Leone Police at the [Read More]

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Legal opinion on the matter of Sam Sumana V Government of Sierra Leone

December 11, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Lawyer Adikalie Foday Sumah , ESQ: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2017: The recent political development in Sierra Leone sparked by the determination of the Community Court of Justice (hereinafter referred to the CCJ) of the Regional Multilateral Body, the Economic Community of West African States (hereinafter referred to as [Read More]

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Greedy and selfish MPs of Sierra Leone return home – what have they achieved for the people?

December 10, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2017 The parliament of Sierra Leone was dissolved last Wednesday, amid allegations that the Ernest Koroma cabinet had approved the purchasing of 223 jeeps to bribe senior government officials, paramount chiefs and judges, ahead of general and presidential elections. The contract is said to be [Read More]