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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP at the cusp of a long awaited peace deal

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 February 2017 After years of self-flagellation which almost led to the calamitous downfall of Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP party, there is news today of an end to its downward spiral. Peace it seems has finally returned where there was once anarchy, division and infighting among [Read More]

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Parliament of Sierra Leone invites social welfare minister Blyden for clarification

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 February 2017 Sierra Leone’s parliamentarians have today granted the wishes of those that have been calling for minister Blyden to be summoned for questioning, as well as the desire of the minister herself to publicly put on record her job performance and lay to rest allegations [Read More]

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Sierra Leone children’s affairs minister Sylvia Blyden denies allegation of corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2017 After surviving weeks of verbal insults and death threats, Sierra Leone’s minister of children’s affairs is now being accused by a local newspaper of failing to account to parliament for Seven Hundred and Seven Million Leones, she allegedly received to run her ministry. Despite [Read More]

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Parliamentarians in Sierra Leone cannot be above the law

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 February 2017 Civil liberty and human rights took another massive blow in Sierra Leone yesterday, after the country’s parliamentarians clumsily ordered the arrest and detention of one of the country’s most vocal civil rights activists and chief executive of the Campaign for Human Rights and Democracy [Read More]

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Why president Koroma of Sierra Leone is finding it difficult to announce election date

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2017 The decision of Sierra Leone’s ambassador to China – Alimamy Koroma (aka Petito) to abandon his duties in Beijing while receiving full pay, and now back in Sierra Leone engaging in promoting his presidential aspiration, rather than resign his job, has once again called [Read More]