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Sierra Leone government orders diplomats to return home immediately

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 July 2018: A serious and embarrassing row broke up two months ago, between the newly elected government of president Julius Maada Bio and the country’s diplomatic staff based overseas, following the government’s public announcement that all diplomatic staff were effectively out of work and must return [Read More]

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Former vice president of Sierra Leone and senior officials charged to court for corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 July 2018: Sierra Leone’s vice president in the former APC government led by president Ernest Bai Koroma – Mr. Victor Bockarie Foh, has been indicted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and will appear at the High Court on 30th July 2018. Court documents seen last night [Read More]

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Our words should be translated into action – president Bio tells African Union

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 July 2018: The chairman of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union – president Julius Maada Bio on Saturday 30th June, urged the African Union that its words should be translated into action to ensure peace and stability in Africa, according to Sierra Leone [Read More]

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NGC position statement on the removal of the anti-corruption commissioner

Francis L. Hindowa (NGC): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2018: The National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party is seriously concerned about the process used by President Julius Maada Bio to remove from office the Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Mr. Ade Macauley. The NGC believes that the process grossly violated the Anti-Corruption Commission Act-2008  [Read More]

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President Bio attends African Union summit on the fight against corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2018: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio who yesterday declared his assets to the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) as required by law, will tomorrow be joining other African leaders in Nouakchott, Mauritania for the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly. Ironically, the [Read More]

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President Bio declares his assets amidst growing poverty in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: In less than twenty-four hours of swearing-in the country’s newly appointed head of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio has wasted no time in submitting his asset declaration form to the new ACC Commissioner – Francis Ben [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s new Anti-Corruption Czar Kaifala takes oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: Yesterday, Wednesday 27 June 2018, lawyer Francis Ben-Kaifala, was approved by Sierra Leone’s parliament after a debate by MPs, following the recommendation of the Committee responsible for scrutinising all public appointments. It was not all plain sailing in parliament though, as leaders of two [Read More]

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Is Kono district at political crossroads?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: The recent elections have thrown up a lot of unprecedented political permutations with a lot still to be desired. Throughout our political history, our country has witnessed one-party, multi-party, dictatorship, military interregnums and now DEMOCRACY. Our newly elected parliament has up to [Read More]