Election Watch

Charity begins at home – does that include politics?

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2016 When President Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh conceded defeat in the recently concluded democratic elections in The Gambia, the world breathed a collective sigh of relief. But it was not the “jovial” and satirical manner in which he declared his acceptance of [Read More]


Will the Sierra Leone opposition SLPP party survive its latest knockout blow?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2016 The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is in the habit of knocking itself out every now and again – a habit it has come to perfect, since losing the 2007 elections. But will it recover from yesterday’s bout with its own demon? Yesterday’s resolution [Read More]

Breaking News

Breaking news: Armed men attacked the home of Sierra Leone opposition SLPP leader – Alie Kabba

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 December 2016 The Sierra Leone Telegraph has received a report from Freetown, about an armed attack which took place at the residence of opposition presidential hopeful – Mr. Alie Kabba in the early hours of this morning. Four men believed to be soldiers, attempted to break [Read More]

Election Watch

Yahya Jammeh’s grand finale – can Ecowas leaders pull him back from the brink?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 December 2016 Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari, Sierra Leone’s Ernest Bai Koroma and Ghana’s John Mahama are in Banjul – the capital of The Gambia today, Tuesday, 13th December 2016, to persuade Jammeh to accept the results of the presidential election and stand down [Read More]

In Focus

African American politicians must lead on Africa’s affairs

Benjamin Talton Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 December 2016 A Donald Trump presidency has grave implications for US relations with Africa. His meteoric political ascension ushers in an era of right-wing domestic  extremism  and  international disregard. Trump has exhibited an unabashed lack of interest in Africa. This is a continent where numerous [Read More]


Salone professional footballer in Canada shown a yellow card for ‘rudeness’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2016 When Roger Milla of Cameroon danced the samba at the 1991 FIFA World Cup matches after scoring delightful goals, the whole world cheered – even the referees tolerated his shenanigans. (Photo: The twerking dance that got the Sierra Leonean footballer in trouble with the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Is the Koroma government of Sierra Leone planning to tax Sierra Leoneans living abroad?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2016 Sierra Leone’s social media went viral last week, when a story about alleged government’s plans to impose a 25% tax on all remittances sent to families and friends in Sierra Leone by Sierra Leoneans living abroad, was published. (Photo: Can the hand of the [Read More]

Election Watch

Ghana presidential election upset – out with the old – In with the new as Mahama waves goodbye

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 December 2016 Ghana’s presidential election results are out. John Mahama is out and Nana Akufo-Addo is in.  Final results from the country’s electoral commission are as follows:  NPP – 5,716,026 (53.85%) and NDC – 4,713,277 (44.40%). (Photo: Mahama). It seems the people of West Africa are [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Sierra Leone – our problems are man made and our salvation firmly in our hands

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 December 2016 “We rode over what they have called the longest bridge in the world, which is over 40 kilometers and these are all inspirational visits. They have inspired me to work very hard on seeing the commencement of the Mamamah project,” said [Read More]