News in Perspective

Freetown was close to going up in political flames – where was the president and his senior ministers?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2016 Whilst large numbers of unemployed and disaffected youths and supporters of the Koroma government were drowning their sorrows of poverty and joblessness, by dancing in the streets of Freetown on Independence celebration day, a brutal carnage was being unleashed by the police on members [Read More]


Sierra Leone police version of ugly events at SLPP party office in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2016 All was calm and peaceful at the SLPP party offices yesterday morning it seemed, with party bosses and aspiring candidates for the country’s presidency getting ready to celebrate their party’s anniversary. Among those meeting inside the party offices yesterday were; Chairman and Leader Kapen, [Read More]

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Opposition SLPP party offices in Freetown stormed by police

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2016 There are reports from Freetown this afternoon of police storming the offices of Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP party in Freetown. Eye witness report speaks of live bullets and tears gas being fired. Hundreds of party supporters gathered at the offices to celebrate the [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone is 55 years old today – president Koroma speaks to the people

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2016    President Koroma of Sierra Leone and his senior ministers are not in a happy place today, as the government has been forced by lack of cash, to cancel all official celebrations of the country’s independence. The annual State House beer, champagne, wine and [Read More]


Sierra Leone is 55 years old today

Dr Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe – SLPP Flagbearer Aspirant  Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2016 Our country Sierra Leone is today celebrating its 55th Anniversary, after gaining independence from Great Britain on 27th April 1961. This was a remarkable achievement for the simple fact that, we attained independence and by default [Read More]

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New chairman of the SLPP UK speaks about his hopes and fears for the party  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 April 2016 After his landslide victory at the polls last Saturday in London, the newly elected chairman of the official UK and Ireland branch of the opposition SLPP – Mr. Ansu Sillah, spoke to the editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph, about his hopes and challenges [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Peoples Party UK branch elects its new executive officers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2014 After months of infighting and much acrimony, the UK and Ireland branch of Sierra Leone’s main opposition political party – the SLPP, yesterday elected the executives that will help the national party in Freetown, win the 2018 general elections. But there were two ‘SLPP [Read More]

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This is what president Koroma of Sierra Leone calls progress

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 April 2016 Another year – another independence anniversary in four days time – 27th April, except that once again, there is not much to celebrate. Sierra Leone, after 55 years of independence is almost bankrupt, and is one of the poorest nations in the world. Despite [Read More]