In Focus

Trump’s America first pledge has echoes of Rhodesia’s racist white nationalists

Brooks Marmon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2017 Sierra Leone Telegraph Editor’s Note: British citizens are calling for the banning of Trump from entering the UK. Over 1.2 million people have so far signed the petition. If you are resident in the UK or a British citizen, you can sign [Read More]


Sierra Leone opposition SLPP disunity and the importance of Alie Kabba’s leadership

A concerned citizen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2017 SLPP has to make an important decision concerning its presidential flag bearer of choice, and this decision will either make or break the party. And as things stand, the APC is attempting to take Sierra Leone back to a one party [Read More]


Sierra Leone children’s affairs minister Sylvia Blyden facing death threats

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2017 Despite serious and credible death threats to stop today’s programme, Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden will at 1:00pm today Saturday, 28th January, 2017, break her silence on the CFN issue live on AY TV and radio, surrounded by children from western area, Kailahun, Kenema, [Read More]


President Koroma receives Sierra Leone Constitution Review Report – when is the referendum?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2017 After months of speculation and debate about the content and spirit of the national constitution review report, the review committee has finally handed its findings and recommendations to president Koroma. What happens next? The expectation now is that the report will be tabled in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone implements International Monetary Fund’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2017 Report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that Sierra Leone has implemented the recommendations of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS), endorsed by the IMF Executive Board in May 2015. A National Summary Data Page (NSDP) has been published. (Photo: Screen shot). [Read More]


Maada Bio calls on Sierra Leone PPRC to help find peace in SLPP

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2017 It is now over ten days since Julius Maada Bio – one of the leading presidential aspirants of the opposition SLPP and the party’s 2012 presidential candidate, made an appeal to the other presidential aspirants of the party with whom he is at war, [Read More]


Presidential hopeful Alie Kabba returns to Sierra Leone with renewed push for peace and unity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2017 The radical progressive nationalist and SLPP presidential aspirant, Alie Badara Sanjan Kabba (Photo) is today on his way home from the USA, with an unwavering commitment to re-engage SLPP stakeholders in a renewed push to achieve lasting peace and unity in the party. Alie [Read More]

Election Watch

The people of The Gambia are free at last – the dictator is gone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2017   There was jubilation across The Gambia last night when reports of the former dictator Yahya Jammeh’s departure from the country were published. As the images of Jammeh boarding a plane bound for Guinea spread like wild fire, the people of The Gambia waved [Read More]


Has Jammeh agreed to step down or is he making a fool of the world?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2017 There are serious doubts tonight as to whether former president of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down and leave the country, so as to allow the democratically elected president Adama Barrow to return from exile in neighbouring Senegal to form his [Read More]