An open letter to the leaders of the Sierra Leone opposition SLPP – a rejoinder

Alan Luke Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2016 The ‘All Aspirants Alliance’ plays an important role in unifying the SLPP and establishing the idea that aspirants can work together without meting out the kind of violence, abuse and threats against each other as they have encountered from Julius Maada Bio’s [Read More]

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Opposition SLPP to carry out re-run of several zonal and sectional elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2016 Sierra Leone’s Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) has today, Tuesday, 19th July, 2016, advised the leadership of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) to carry out a re-run of zonal and sectional elections, recently held in thirty-two constituencies. This will affect almost thirty-percent of [Read More]


An open letter to the leaders of the Sierra Leone opposition SLPP

Yankuba G Kai-Samba Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2016 Fellow members of the GOP – the SLPP I have made my opposition to the re-election of Julius Bio as our party’s flagbearer abundantly clear, as far possible as I can. I believe Bio is bad for SLPP unity, progress and [Read More]


“President Koroma is an African Voice at the Global Stage” 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2016 When president Koroma of Sierra Leone took office in 2007, there was huge national expectation for change and progress towards economic prosperity, as well as an end to impunity and corruption. Nine years on, his performance report card, based simply on the promises he [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential hopeful Alie Kabba is one step forward to achieving justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 July 2016 The Sierra Leone Telegraph was today informed by a reliable source in Freetown, that after more than six months of being robbed of his civil liberty by the Koroma government, presidential aspirant Alie Kabba has been handed his American passport, seized by the authorities [Read More]

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Sub-Sahara African countries like Sierra Leone have a long way to go before they crack food insecurity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2016 Last week, Sierra Leone’s minister of agriculture – professor Monty Jones, told local media in the capital Freetown, that he is optimistic that Sierra Leone is on course to achieving food security before the end of president Koroma’s end of term in office in [Read More]

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What’s needed to take African countries like Sierra Leone from Third to First World in 25 years

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 July 2016 Since the turn of this Century, the debate, aspiration and expectation of many in very poor African countries like Sierra Leone, is to become a middle income country by 2025. With daily income per capita of about $1.50 and high illiteracy, most countries on [Read More]

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Sierra Leone respects the right of consenting adults to choose – says minister Blyden

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2016 Since her appointment as minister of social welfare, gender and children’s affairs early this year, there have been immense debate and speculation as to how Dr Sylvia Blyden would handle the controversial issue of female circumcision. Would she be swayed by the vociferous campaign [Read More]


Today the world remembers Sierra Leone’s king of pop Bunny Mack

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2016 Twelve months ago, people around the world said goodbye to one of Africa’s greatest musicians – Bunny Mack, whose music continues to rock dance floors and serenade the airwaves. Bunny Mack passed away after a short illness in London on Saturday, 11th July, 2015. [Read More]