News in Perspective

Free Alie Kabba protest takes centre stage in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2016 Supporters of the embattled opposition leader in Sierra Leone – Dr. Alie Kabba, who has in the last one month, been the victim of ruling APC political venom, are today protesting in London. Today’s protest they say, is a precursor of much bigger protests [Read More]

News in Perspective

Police in London investigates Sierra Leonean teenager

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2016   An investigation has been launched by police in London as vulnerable girl from Sierra Leone walks into Kent police station. Detectives are appealing for information about the teenage girl. Little is said to be known about the girl, who is believed to be aged [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Ambassador bid farewell to a job he never occupied

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2016: There are many forms of corruption and abuse of office in Sierra Leone, but this must go down in history as one of the most bizarre. Here you have Sierra Leone’s ambassador to Ghana – Osman Yassaneh, also acting as the Secretary General of [Read More]

News in Perspective

Presidential hopeful Alie Kabba committed to High Court of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2016 After spending two nights in the maximum security jail, following the decision of magistrate Seray Wurie to refuse bail, Alie Kabba was today granted a ‘stay of execution’ by the Koroma government. Will the country’s Attorney General intervene on grounds of ‘nolle prosequi’, now [Read More]

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Impunity reigns in Sierra Leone – Alie Kabba sent back to Pademba Road Prison

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2016 The grim message coming out of Freetown, Sierra Leone tonight  is a simple, though chilling statement by supporters of opposition politician Alie Kabba: “Where there is no justice, there can be no hope”. Alie Kabba has once again been denied bail and sent to [Read More]

News in Perspective

Liberia asks IMF for additional finance and more time

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2016 Dear Madame Lagarde In March 2014, Liberia was hit by the unprecedented outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). (photo: IMF Chief Lagarde and president Sirleaf).  The outbreak permeated the social and economic fabric of our country, significantly undermining our economic activities and [Read More]

Editorial

Why it is not business as usual for leaders south of the Sahara

David E Kiwuwa The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2016 The violent and chaotic events in Burundi have once again brought into sharp focus the perennial problem of leadership change in sub-Saharan Africa, says David Kiwuwa, writing in theconversation.com last May. In this article, David explains why it is not business as usual for [Read More]

Editorial

Paul Kagame is in line to stay in office until 2034

Claudine Vidal Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2016 On 31 December 2015, in his greetings to the nation, Rwandan president Paul Kagame announced that he would run a third term. “You asked me to continue to lead this country after 2017. Given its importance to you, I can only accept.” [Read More]

Editorial

The dark side of Sierra Leone’s development – Part Two

Dr. Denis Sandy Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2016 In part one of this article published yesterday, I discussed Sierra Leone’s efforts in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). And I concluded that Sierra Leone did not make any progress in meeting any of the eight former MDGs, that have [Read More]