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“Continued economic progress in Liberia – a more uneven picture in Sierra Leone”

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2015 The return to work continues in Liberia, led by gains for wage workers and the rural self-employed, while the picture remains mixed in Sierra Leone, where urban youth and the non-farm self-employed continued to lag behind. This is according to the latest round of [Read More]

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‘You can come to the White House – but not alone’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2015 No special treat today at the White House for a president, who has grossly violated his country’s Constitution, and shown that he cannot be trusted either by the people of Sierra Leone or the White House. (Photo: President Koroma happily relaxing last night at [Read More]

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United Nations frowns on the banning of pregnant girls attending school

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2015    Schools across Sierra Leone were officially opened yesterday. But as predicted in several communities, only a handful of parents approved the government’s decision to reopen schools without adequate preparations that would guarantee the safety of ALL of their children. Several schools reopened without [Read More]

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Ebola continues to pose a global threat – says WHO

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2015 As West African leaders from the worst affected countries discuss strategies in Washington this week, aimed at bringing the Ebola crisis to an end, the numbers of new Ebola cases continue to rise in both Sierra Leone and Guinea – the two worst affected [Read More]

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Living with Ebola – Schools reopen in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2015 Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of children, are expected to return to school in Sierra Leone today, since the deadly Ebola brought the country close to paralysis last year. But it is not certain how many parents will refuse to send their children [Read More]

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President Koroma and West African leaders meeting IMF and World Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2015 According to a statement from State House in Freetown, president Koroma left Freetown yesterday, with a large entourage of twenty staff, to attend the annual joint IMF – World Bank spring meeting in Washington, USA. But president Koroma will not be meeting president Obama [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans marched in Washington to protect Sierra Leone’s Constitution

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2015 Thousands of Sierra Leoneans yesterday 11th April 2015, gathered at the White House Lafayette Park in Washington DC, to protest the unconstitutional actions of president Koroma. (Photo: Mrs. Philomena Yumkella – centre, at the rally yesterday). The unconstitutional sacking of the elected vice president over [Read More]

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Sierra Leone constitutional crisis: “Open your eyes to see the sun” – says John Baimba Sesay

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 April 2015 There have been calls by a handful of opposition supporters for nationwide protests, following the appointment of Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh as Vice President of Sierra Leone, after the sacking of the former vice president by president Ernest Bai Koroma. They seem to be [Read More]

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President Koroma Court hearing – Yumkella remains hopeful and cautiously optimistic

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 April 2015 The Supreme Court hearing into president Koroma’s decision to sack vice president Sam Sumana, without due process as enshrined in the country’s Constitution, started this morning in Freetown. Five Supreme Court Judges, including Justices Valesius Thomas – the country’s acting chief justice, Nicholas Browne [Read More]