Election Watch

Shocking defeat for Yayah Jammeh at presidential polls after 22 years in power

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 December 2016 I was in The Gambia in March this year for a week, visiting my maternal ancestral homeland. The capital Banjul was bustling with human activity. But there was an eerie and uneasy calm, as political tension and media repression stifled free speech and civil [Read More]


Bio writes chairman and leader of Sierra Leone opposition SLPP – chief Kapen

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 December 2016   Dear Chief Kapen, Conduct of Lower Level Elections and the Role and Composition of 10-Man Committee Let me start by thanking your administration for all the efforts made to conduct lower level elections amidst some challenges. I am pleased about the Rules and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Lighting up rural Sierra Leone – is this yet another unfulfilled promise?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 December 2016 Less than 12% of households in Sierra Leone have access to electricity supply, and even less so among the country’s rural poor. But this week’s announcement by the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID – [Read More]

Economy & Business

Government will remain focused – says president Koroma of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 December 2016 Sierra Leone’s President Koroma has said, despite the difficulties that the country is faced with, his government will remain focused to its transformation drive and not allowed to be distracted. President Ernest Bai Koroma spoke on Wednesday, 30th November, 2016, at the Sierra Leone [Read More]