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Sierra Leone economy heading once again into intensive care as mining giant falls

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2014 African Minerals Ltd., the largest single industry contributor to Sierra Leone’s GDP and the country’s largest employer, is tonight facing an ever increasingly uncertain future. The company is in a state of financial collapse, despite unconfirmed overtures that Tony Blair is helping the government [Read More]


State House frustrating efforts of the Mayor of Freetown to curb Ebola

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2014 On Wednesday 26 November, a family of eight living in one house was wiped out by the Ebola virus in Tengbeh Town – one of the most densely populated western districts of the capital Freetown, amid calls for a tougher approach to curb the [Read More]

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Breaking News: Have we lost another doctor?

26 November 2014 There are conflicting reports this morning of another Sierra Leonean doctor, having succumbed to the Ebola virus. Unconfirmed reports say that Dr. Konoyima of the Children’s Hospital in Freetown, who just yesterday was reported ill with the deadly Ebola virus, has this morning passed away. If confirmed, [Read More]

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“I will not go quietly” – What a shame

Noorudin KaiKai 26 November 2014 When the judiciary, vested with the authority to interpret the law and to administer justice, is itself embroiled in controversy involving no other but the chief Justice, it tells a story of how corrupt and injudicious our country’s judicial system has become. Much was made [Read More]


Chief Justice must quit now for the good of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2014 The entire establishment in Sierra Leone is today in a state of deep moral and constitutional crisis, whiles Ebola continue to destroy the lives of thousands of poor citizens. The morale of lawyers in the country has been severely dented, and the country’s justice [Read More]

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Nigeria’s dangerous 2015 elections: Limiting the violence

International Crisis Group Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2014 In its latest report, Nigeria’s Dangerous 2015 Elections: Limiting the Violence, the International Crisis Group examines the volatile environment in which electoral preparations are taking place and outlines measures that need to be taken urgently to curb the looming violence. (Photo: [Read More]

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Lest we forget – The macabre mockery of democrazy

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2014 Whether David Tam Baryoh was blackmailed into signing a confession, which then guaranteed his presidential pardon or temporary release, is neither here nor there as far as I am concerned. It is the unnecessary and unprovoked aggression, used as a proxy [Read More]