News in Perspective

Koroma says ‘I tore up the constitution just like Tejan Kabba did’ – Sumana says ‘See you in court’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2015 Sierra Leone’s constitution crisis, engineered by president Koroma and a handful of senior ruling party grandees supported by China, has now taken on a new twist, as the ruling party continues to display its communist credentials. There are unconfirmed reports that the country’s chief [Read More]

Editorial

Koroma and his failed government must be held to account

Ted Balls Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2015 Notwithstanding his country’s ongoing struggle with Ebola Virus Disease, the criminal who calls himself president of Sierra Leone, continues to play politics with the lives of his citizens. Ebola will soon be history in both Liberia and Guinea. Yet Sierra Leone has [Read More]

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Sierra Leone constitutional crisis – Yumkella says “constitutionalism must prevail”

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2015 As tension continues to rise in Sierra Leone, over the vexatious issue of the sacking of the vice president Sam Sumana, citizens at home and abroad have strongly made known their views on the constitutionality of president Koroma’s actions. Legal scholars and practitioners too, [Read More]

Politics

‘This is payback time’ – says new vice president of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2015 Speaking to APC party faithful at a rally in the party’s office in Freetown, the newly coronated vice president Foh told party officials to be patient, and that their rewards will soon come. He spoke about how APC rewards loyalty, but said nothing about [Read More]

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News in Perspective

Sierra Leone Trades Union may strike in protest at president Koroma’s bad behaviour

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2015 Never before in the history of Sierra Leone, has the tearing up of the country’s constitution by a sitting president, brought so much chaos and outrage. (Photo: Koroma – right and the new VP – left). President Koroma’s decision to summarily sack the country’s [Read More]

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Breaking News: Lawyers in Freetown arrested for discussing president’s sacking of Sumana

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2015 There are shocking reports from Freetown of the arrest and detention of one of Sierra Leone’s senior lawyers belonging to the Bar Association, at a meeting where they were discussing the decision of president Koroma to relieve vice president Sam Sumana of his duties [Read More]

Editorial

‘Dr Kandeh Yumkella bids farewell’ – A rejoinder

Alan Luke Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2015 Like many Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad, the long awaited decision of Kandeh Yumkella to return to Sierra Leone, presents the nation with renewed hope, especially given the ridiculous situation going on at State House at the moment. Kandeh by far [Read More]

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President Koroma appoints Victor Foh as new vice president of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2015 Yesterday the Sierra Leone Telegraph published a short list of potential successor to the sacked vice president Sam Sumana. The list included Sierra Leone’s ambassador to China – Victor Bockarie Foh. In defiance of critics, and despite calls from independent constitutional experts to annul [Read More]