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Times are bleak in Sierra Leone

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2016 If an idol begins to wield excessive powers, you show it the wood it was carved from. That is exactly what seventeen million British citizens have demonstrated by their decision to leave the increasingly octopodial, power-grabbing European Union. Whether their decision [Read More]

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Sierra Leone is now officially on ICC watch as Koroma fails to stop political violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2016 Sierra Leone is back on the agenda of the International Criminal Court (ICC), despite a painful recovery from a brutal ten year civil war that left hundreds of thousands dead. Although several key instigators and perpetrators of the civil war were held responsible for [Read More]

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Sierra Leone ruling APC party violence rearing its ugly head

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2016 The Sierra Leone Telegraph has today been reliably informed that report of a violent attack on one of Sierra Leone’s presidential aspirants in the coming 2018 elections – Mr. Moseray Fadika (Photo: Moseray Fadika – centre, with former Nigerian president Obasanjo – left) is [Read More]

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Hope triumphs over fear as Yumkella and Alliance trump Bio

From our correspondent in Freetown 22 June 2016 As results of the Sierra Leone People’s Party lower level elections held on Saturday 18 June 2016 emerge, the Sierra Leone People’s Party membership has demonstrated a desire for hope over fear. Initial results from these elections show that nominees are supportive [Read More]


Younger sister of minister of social welfare Dr. Sylvia Blyden hits back

Cheryl Omotunde Blyden Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 June 2016 There is a fake letter dated June 15th 2016, claiming to be from the Social Welfare Ministry. It shows the unauthorised names and passport details of individuals pretending to be government officials from the Sierra Leone ministry responsible for signing the [Read More]


Sierra Leone Mamamah airport and emerging geo-political issues – an opinion

John Baimba Sesay – Information Attache, Sierra Leone Embassy – CHINA Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2016 I have had the opportunity of interviewing Dr. Samura Kamara twice as Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs Minister. I must admit he has always proven to be an intellect, one with a sound resume [Read More]

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A tough job ahead for Sierra Leone’s ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 June 2016 In Sierra Leone today, millions of children and young people are struggling through the daily grind of basic existence, battling disease, poor health care, poverty, poor access to good quality education, and society’s ambivalence to their needs, with far too many trapped in the [Read More]