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Is Sierra Leone on the right track?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2014 Where better for president Koroma to last week meet and address Sierra Leoneans living in Belgium, than the ‘one and only’ diamond City of Antwerp? Antwerp is the home of, and shop window into Sierra Leone’s best and most valuable natural resource – [Read More]

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Central African Republic: Making the mission work

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2014 When the political crisis – now fuelled by religious hatred erupted in the Central African Republic late last year, few anticipated the levels of atrocities and brutality now being inflicted on innocent citizens – all in the name of religion. Christian militias are [Read More]

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Curbing violence in Nigeria – the Boko Haram insurgency

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2014 In an environment of poverty, injustice and lack of political will for reform, Boko Haram’s growing strength and dissemination is increasingly putting local and regional stability at risk. In its latest report, ‘Curbing Violence in Nigeria (II): The Boko Haram Insurgency’, the International [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Mineral Resources Minister in Abu Dhabi

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2014 When president Koroma of Sierra Leone visited Abu Dhabi in January 2014, he held talks with the government of the United Arab Emirates, aimed at exploring economic cooperation between the two nations. Key sectors of the economy of Sierra Leone, such as fishing, [Read More]

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Bio did not claim to have contributed $35,000 to Kabba’s funeral

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2014 The publication earlier this week by Awareness Times that Julius Maada Bio has claimed to have contributed the sum of $35,000, towards former president Tejan Kabba’s funeral costs, is at best mischievous and at worst preposterous. But it is most [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

A word of advice for the SLPP

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 April 2014 I would like to preface today’s column by setting the record straight on a small but totally important point. In an otherwise brilliant and flattering introduction to Puawui’s return, a statement is made that needs correction, and I [Read More]