Rising violence in Sierra Leone – claims the life of yet another rising star

BREAKING NEWS Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2012 Report from the family of one of Sierra Leone’s bright and hard working pharmacists – Mr. Adeyemi Johnson (photo) – says that he has been murdered. His life was taken away from him early yesterday morning  – 12 November – when armed [Read More]


President Koroma’s final push to sway voters – but is it all too late?

13 November 2012 Presidential and general elections are just four days away and the government of president Koroma has issued a press statement, aimed at convincing the people of Sierra Leone that its five years in office have been exemplary. But will the voters be convinced? The statement from the [Read More]

In Focus

An open letter to the President of Sierra Leone

By a Concerned Citizen Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2012 President Ernest Bai Koroma, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, clearly states that it seeks to strengthen the conventions on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, as well as protecting the rights of the child. These conventions [Read More]


Africa is struggling amid continuing “economic backwardness” – says ECOWAS

11 November 2012 ECOWAS has called on Member States and other stakeholders to evolve a comprehensive and concerted Action Plan that will advance the development of infrastructure programme and projects in the West African region. Speaking at the opening of a two-day Regional Experts Meeting in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire, on [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Is the NEC chairman in collusion with the ruling party?

Dr. Sama Banya 9 November 2012 For reasons of holding on to power, it would appear that the Koroma government and its co-conspirators have so quickly forgotten what the poor people of this country went through, during those eleven long brutal years. And it all came about, because of the [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

How much longer – Mr. President

Dr. Sama Banya 7 November 2012 Puawui had said it. Now the Carter Centre echoes it. I have on several occasions in this column expressed concern and repeatedly called attention to the vexed and critical question of the unclaimed voter registration cards, that are in the possession of the National [Read More]

In Focus

Why is former Nigerian president Obasanjo meddling in Sierra Leone’s election?

6 November 2012 Former Nigerian president – Army General Olusegun Obasanjo, is said to have struck highly lucrative oil exploration deal with president Koroma of Sierra Leone, which analysts believe could be worth billions of dollars. Sierra Leone’s offshore oil production potential has been sold off by president Koroma’s government [Read More]