Economy & Business

Sierra Leone economy facing bankruptcy as Koroma restricts use of foreign currency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 June 2016 When the president of a nation sends a text message to every citizen, demanding that they must refrain from using foreign currencies, then one gets a sense of the deep economic crisis that has befallen the country. This is the text message that president [Read More]

Economy & Business

My vision for Sierra Leone is to eradicate extreme poverty – says Yumkella  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2016 On Friday, 10th June 2016, Dr Kandeh Yumkella addressed over a thousand people at the University of Makeni. The aspiring presidential flagbearer of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the SLPP, spoke on the theme “Developing Our World – the Post 2015 Agenda”. In [Read More]

Editorial

SLPP UK and Ireland – It is time for pragmatic thinking

Abdulai Braima Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 June 2016 This is Sierra Leone. There is, here, no pampering pillow to cuddle. What there is, is a pulverising political war, raging like a consuming inferno that will sculpture no saint If we in the SLPP cannot fight together to avert the onset [Read More]

Economy & Business

Massive security breach at Sierra Leone Lungi international airport

 Politico Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 June 2016 There are reports of a major security breach at the Lungi international airport, of a man attempting to board an Air France plane with petrol, a matchbox and a cigarette lighter, among other items in his possession. A three-and-a-half hour long closed circuit [Read More]

Election Watch

Cross-party conspiracy to change Sierra Leone’s constitution?

Pamela Johnson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 June 2016 A secret plan by a small group of cross-party parliamentarians in Sierra Leone to amend the 1991 Constitution, so as to promote their own narrow and personal political interests has been exposed. Many people in the country that have heard about this [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone presidential hopeful Yumkella lectures students about leadership and transformational change

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 June 2016 After last week Sunday’s SLPP party office dramatic fiasco, caused unnecessarily by the incompetent chairman Chief Kapen, former UN global energy and development expert – now one of the leading contenders for the party’s presidential candidacy – Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, was yesterday at the [Read More]

News in Perspective

Africa is failing to close the gap on providing water and sanitation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 June 2016 Sierra Leone is now in the middle of the rainy season, when water should not be a problem. But in the last six months, the shortage of clean drinking water in most parts of the country, except the president’s hometown of Makeni in the [Read More]

News in Perspective

Chinese African loan takeaway – will Koroma get his new prestigious airport?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 June 2016 It is disheartening and a crying shame to read that; president Koroma of Sierra Leone is still determined to have his new prestigious international airport, built by the Chinese at a cost of $400 million, only to serve as his legacy, despite the country’s [Read More]

News in Perspective

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 June 2016 For several decades, the call for the institution of African solutions and justice for African problems and impunity has gone unheeded. But alas, the tide may now be turning. Dictators and despots in Africa have for far too long got away with police brutality, [Read More]