Human rights in Sierra Leone – has the ruling APC done enough to deserve a third term in office?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2017 Since coming to power in 2007 several journalists and political opponents have been arrested and detained behind bars by the Koroma government of Sierra Leone. The popular radio programme host – Dr. David Tam M’Bayoh, newspaper journalist – Jonathan Leigh, and opposition presidential aspirant [Read More]


Sierra Leone presidential aspirant Alie Kabba speaks about the importance of peace and unity in the opposition SLPP

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2017 Fellow Sierra Leoneans, Sisters and Brothers in the great SLPP: The quest to make our beloved Sierra Leone a happy progressive nation is one that deserves all of our energies and every pull of our efforts. This is a sacred journey that we should [Read More]


Kandeh Yumkella addresses members of the All Aspirants Alliance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2017 Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP is taking hard decisions about the way forward to its forthcoming national convention, which is expected to take place in May 2017. This is in sharp contrast to the ruling APC party which is being seen as stifling free [Read More]

In Focus

University of Ghana honours Dr Kandeh Yumkella of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February, 2017 The University of Ghana has announced that Dr. Kandeh Yumkella of Sierra Leone will deliver the 2017 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lectures scheduled for March 21-22, 2017, at the University’s Great Hall in Accra. Yumkella will speak about ‘Africa – A Continent of Hope, Opportunity and [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone ruling APC bribed its way to victory at by-election – says SLPP

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2017 Last Saturday’s by-election in constituency 066 in the district of Tonkolili, which was won by the ruling APC party, has been described by the opposition SLPP as unfair and violent, with plenty of evidence of electoral malpractice. With general and presidential elections due in [Read More]


The late Edward Babatunde Walter Gustavus Blyden will be laid to rest in Freetown on 5th of March

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2017 A Service of Thanksgiving and Commendation will take place on Monday 27th February, 2017 at 6pm at Forest Hill Methodist Church, Normanton Street, London, SE23 2DS. On Tuesday 28th February 2017, the remains leave London for Freetown on Air France. On Wednesday 1st March [Read More]


SLPP’s search for its 2018 presidential candidate starts in earnest

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2017 Peace may have returned to Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP, but the hard road to selecting the party’s presidential candidate for the 2018 elections is paved with thorns. There are difficulties ahead that need to be resolved now, before the party national convention in [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone opposition SLPP succeeds in reducing ruling APC majority as confidence in APC slides

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2017 Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP party has made a Herculean start in reducing the 60% national electoral majority gained by the ruling APC in 2012, after a tough show of strength and unity at last Saturday’s by-election in Bumbuna, Tonkolili district. The by-election came about [Read More]

Election Watch

What the rest of Africa can learn from The Gambia’s transition to democracy

Romola Adeola Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2017 The tensions that followed the historic electoral defeat of Gambia strongman President Yahya Jammeh has been a litmus test for democracy in Africa beyond the tiny West African nation. It is five years since the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance came into force. [Read More]