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Editorial

Yumkella’s presidential ambition now needs strategic policy substance

Alan Luke Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 April 2015   Kandeh Yumkella (Photo) needs to invigorate his presidential bid if he is serious about winning the SLPP race for flagbearer and the presidency in 2018. So far, his campaign is yet to get off to a proper start. This may suggest a [Read More]

News in Perspective

Kailahun baby was not Ebola positive – says NERC’s Palo Conteh

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 April 2015 Following last Saturday’s shocking news of a possible return of Ebola to Kailahun district of Sierra Leone, after succeeding in keeping the virus at bay for one hundred and eleven consecutive days, it seems the people of the district can tonight breathe a sigh [Read More]

Editorial

Ebola – a bumpy road to zero transmission

Kingsley Ighobor in Freetown, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 April 2015 Paolo Conteh, Sierra Leone’s defence minister and head of the country’s National Ebola Response Centre, was an athlete who set a 400 metres national record in 1982 that remains unbeaten to this day. These days, Mr. Conteh uses [Read More]

News in Perspective

SLPP politicians in hot water as APC police state bites again

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2015 Political tension in Sierra Leone continues to rise alarmingly, amid a worrying hike in the number of new Ebola cases, especially in the capital Freetown and the north of the country. But with a government that is becoming increasingly touchy over the activities of [Read More]

News in Perspective

Ebola takes a new twist in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2015 The hopes and dreams of the people and authorities of Kailahun district were dashed yesterday, after celebrating one hundred and eleven Ebola free days, when the government announced that a child has died in the district of the Ebola virus. This news brought shock [Read More]

Economy & Business

Foreign investors may leave Sierra Leone due to corruption and lack of rule of law

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2015 China’s economic interests in Sierra Leone have risen by over 400% in the last five years, and this resurgence can be largely explained by its vast investment in the country’s mining sector. But China’s economic expedition in Sierra Leone has prompted several Sierra Leoneans [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – and the uncertainty continues

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 April 2015 There is a saying: “If you want to sleep with me, please be nice enough to romantically sedate me first.” It is not enough that our democracy has turned into ‘government of the one percent by the one percent and for [Read More]

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Sam Sumana is now caught between the devil and the deep blue sea

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2015 Vice president Sam Sumana is awaiting the deliberations of Sierra Leone’s Supreme Court in two weeks, upon whose fiat, judgement as to whether president Koroma acted unlawfully or not rests. But in the meantime, he has opened up another battle-front with the ruling APC [Read More]