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Minister Samura Kamara in Abu Dhabi

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2014 Sierra Leone’s minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation Samura Kamara (Photo: centre), arrived in the United Arab Emirates last Monday to attend the Abu Dhabi ASCENT Climate Change meeting, and to discuss trade, investment opportunities and bilateral relations with the UAE government. The [Read More]


Third term presidency – Bio writes president Koroma

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 May 2014 Dear Mr. President Extension of the Presidential Term Limit On January 27, 2014, I wrote you an open letter on the amendment of Section 79 (1) of the National Constitution of Sierra Leone 1991, in which your Government introduced entirely new qualifications for [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s parliamentary mining committee at work 

Elias Bangura The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 May 2014 The parliamentary committee on mines and mineral resources was in the Koinadugu district on a three-day working visit last week, where they inspected and discussed mining activities in the district, especially companies engaged in exploration. Following recent clashes and violent confrontation [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar speaks out

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2014 Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Chief – Joseph Kamara (Photo) has faced fierce criticisms recently, after several botched corruption investigations, and failure to consistently win court cases involving top officials in the Koroma government. Critics say that he is impotent to act strongly and decisively [Read More]

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Kofi Annan to launch 2014 Africa Progress Report

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 May 2014 The Africa Progress Panel will release its annual Africa Progress Report at the ‘World Economic Forum on Africa’, which will be held in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday, 8th May 2014. The theme of this year’s report is ‘Grain, Fish, Money – Financing Africa’s [Read More]