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]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone opposition presidential aspirants registered to vote ahead of 2018

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2017 Although the electoral registration process that kicked off two days ago in Sierra Leone is fraught with immense technical, logistics and human resource difficulties, several of the country’s opposition presidential aspirants have been out and about registering their intention to vote and to be [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone kicks off voter registration – but party politics is getting in the way 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 March 2017 With elections in Sierra Leone slated for 7th of March 2018, the country’s electoral commission – NEC opened its doors to millions of potential voters for the registration process across the country two days ago – 20th of March. But after just two days [Read More]

Election Watch

Will technology deliver free and fair election?: The case of Kenya

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2017 John Walubengo looks at preparations in Kenya by the Electoral Body, in advance of the country’s August 2017 elections, and the use of biometric voter registration, electronic voter identification and results transmission systems. As voter registration and verification gets underway in Sierra Leone, can [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone People’s Party and the road to peace and unity

Jonathan Tengbe Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2017 After several letters were sent to all presidential aspirants of the SLPP, and also to the various party stakeholders, we were finally able to hold the first conference at the Bank of Sierra Leone complex. The main aim was for flagbearer aspirants [Read More]

Politics

Ambassador Alimamy Koroma bids farewell to staff at the Sierra Leone embassy in China

John Baimba Sesay – Information/Press Attaché (Beijing) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2017 Sierra Leone’s former ambassador to China has said he remains thankful to President Ernest Bai Koroma for according him the opportunity to serve his country in various capacities, including as envoy to the Asian nation. Ambassador Alimamy [Read More]

Politics

‘I was not involved in a brawl at State House’ – Attorney General told Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2017 There isn’t an end in sight to the growing social media speculation into what exactly took place at State House in Freetown, Sierra Leone last week, between the country’s Attorney General – Joseph Franklyn Kamara and the Minister of Information – Mohamed Bangura. There [Read More]

Politics

Reasons why the ruling APC must not be replaced in March 2018

John Baimba Sesay – Beijing China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 March 2017 Beyond the outright display of mendacious propaganda by a certain few in the opposition, Sierra Leone has beautiful stories to tell: from her commitment to tackling graft, building on her democratic credentials and sustaining those values of good [Read More]

Politics

Reasons why the ruling APC of Sierra Leone must be replaced in March 2018

Concerned Citizen Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2017 As always, Sierra Leoneans are disappointed by the people in whom they have placed their trust and hopes. Like the APC of former presidents Siaka Stevens and J S Momoh, Ernest Bai Koroma’s ruling APC is no different – an utter disappointment. [Read More]