President Koroma’s cash for vote strategy could lead to a one party state in Sierra Leone

Abdul R Thomas 28 March 2012 John Ernest Leigh the former presidential aspirant of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the SLPP, has officially registered his membership of the ruling APC party – a party he is on record to have lambasted throughout his political career, as corrupt and inept. [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s persistent poverty breeds malcontent and could undo all the successes of the last years

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 March 2012: The name Michael Schulenburg does not resonate well amongst senior ministers and APC party rank and file, who have not only declared the UN diplomat – persona non grata in Sierra Leone, but regard him as public enemy number one. Like his predecessor – [Read More]


Government must clarify weapons shipment and explain intended use – UN demands

23 March 2012 The head of the United Nations Peace Building Mission to Sierra Leone – Mr. Michael Schulenburg, who was withdrawn from the country by his bosses in New York, because he was ‘deemed unfit for office’ and hence declared ‘persona non grata’ by president Koroma’s government, has spoken [Read More]

News in Perspective

UN raises question about President Koroma’s arms purchase

22 March 2012 When the United Nations lifted its decade long sanctions placed on the importation of arms and ammunition into Sierra Leone last year, many peace-loving Sierra Leoneans in the country and abroad, were horrified at the prospect of a proliferation of military grade arms and weapons, in a [Read More]


Rwanda is defeating the scourge of poverty

22 March 2012 Rwanda, like so many countries in Africa – such as Sierra Leone and Liberia are invariably making the fight against poverty a national priority. In Sierra Leone the obscene levels of poverty seen five years ago, remain entrenched. Over 65% of the population in Sierra Leone live in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Development incentives – the good side of Sierra Leone

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2012: The rebranding effort of the government needs the support of every Sierra Leonean. In our little ways we can contribute to the development of the country. I am a strong believer in the fact, that despite the challenges we are still faced [Read More]