In Focus

Ghana is 60 – An African success story with tough challenges ahead

Abdul-Jalilu Ateku Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2017 Black Africa’s first independent nation celebrated its 60th independence anniversary this week. A pioneer in many ways, Ghana was the first country in sub Saharan Africa to secure independence from Britain on March 6, 1957. Ghana’s post-independence experience is also in many ways the [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone Presidential hopeful Yumkella arrives back in Freetown from Nigeria

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2017 Sierra Leone Presidential hopeful Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella has arrived back in Freetown, after attending the inauguration of the Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Nigeria. In 1941 US President Frankliyn D. Roosevelt dedicated the first presidential library in America. Since then, the establishment of [Read More]

In Focus

Freedom of speech is the greatest threat to democracy in Sierra Leone

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2017 When President Ernest Bai koroma announced the date for the 2018 general elections, there was a collective sigh of relief that could be felt around the four corners of the country, and even beyond. To say that this announcement was eagerly anticipated [Read More]

Politics

SLPP – rule of law and promoting peace must go together

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2017 In a democracy like ours, marred with so many challenges, upholding the Rule of Law and Constitutionality must not be sacrificed on an altar. At a time when under the APC, there are greater threats to the very principles of the [Read More]

Politics

Alie Kabba submits peace and unity report to SLPP governing body – NEC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2017 When Ale Kabba was appointed Chairman of Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP party peace committee, responsible for finding out the best possible and most sustainable path to peace and unity within the party, he was under no illusion as to the enormity of the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government failing to achieve its tax collecting obligations as poverty grows

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 March 2017 Much is expected of Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA), with regards the Koroma government’s objective of closing the massive gap between government spending and the revenue it generates to pay for public service delivery. The blatant and unlawful reluctance of big companies to [Read More]