Election Watch

President Koroma’s coronation as lifelong chairman of APC threatens Sierra Leone’s democracy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2017 President Koroma’s coronation by the members of the ruling APC Youth League as lifelong chairman of the party at their convention in Port Loko last weekend, is now proving to have far reaching consequences beyond the corridors of the APC party offices. Tonight, there [Read More]

In Focus

Why the thirty-nine constituencies matter for the SLPP and Sierra Leone’s 2018 elections

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2017 Over the last few months, I have observed that many people do not fully understand why the cornerstone of the peace process was the fate of the thirty-nine (39) plus constituencies where Abass Bundu and Manso Dumbuya created parallel executives and [Read More]

Election Watch

SLPP update on biometric voter registration in Sierra Leone

Ali Badara Kamara – SLPP National Secretary General Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2017 Since March 20, 2017 when registration started, the SLPP has monitored the process throughout the country with agents in all 3,300 registration centres across the country. Overall, the Party has several concerns about both the process [Read More]

In Focus

Moment of truth for Chadian dictator convicted of crimes against humanity

Kerstin Carlson Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2017 On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison. Habré’s trial was [Read More]

In Focus

The endless killing of defenseless people in Sierra Leone is crime against humanity

Sierra Leone telegraph: 24 March 2017 When those elected to run the affairs of state and to manage the complex and sometimes basic needs of society, instead decide to turn their weapons out of anger and frustration at the very people that gave them power, it becomes obvious that they [Read More]

In Focus

Dying for the right to be educated in Sierra Leone – Alie Kabba Speaks

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2017 As so often the case in Sierra Leone in the past twelve months, there is only one consistent voice of outrage in defence of the poor and oppressed people of Sierra Leone, whose lives are being cut short by those elected to serve them [Read More]

Breaking News

Breaking News – Sierra Leone district of Bo under siege – one student shot dead

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2017 There are unofficial reports of two students shot by police this afternoon at a student demonstration in the centre of Bo. The students have been named as Mohammed Morlu and Augusta Sungai. One of them is believed dead, and the other has been taken [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone precious minerals – public trust and government openness

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2017 The recent finding of Sierra Leone’s second largest diamond (Photo: Above – President Koroma showing the diamond to the world) in the Kono district by pastor Emmanuel Momoh  and the involvement of the Koroma government, in what will soon become a bonanza sale of [Read More]

Election Watch

Vice President Foh registers to vote – but will he stand for the presidency?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2017 The vice President of Sierra Leone – Victor Bockarie Foh and wife – Mrs. Jonta Foh have this morning – Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 took part in the voter registration exercise at the Old School Complex – Hill Station, Constituency 128, Ward 413, Western [Read More]