Election Watch

All SLPP members in the affected 39 constituencies must respect the court ruling – says Maada Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2017 Following yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Appeal Court in Freetown, calling on the SLPP party to conduct a re-run of all 39-disputed internal party constituency elections, reactions from across the party have been quite positive. This is what the Julius Maada Bio Media and [Read More]

Election Watch

Joseph Kamara says he fully meets the APC criteria for contesting the party’s presidential candidacy race

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 June 2017 Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of Sierra Leone has told the editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph that he is “as eligible to contest for any position within the APC, including that of Flagbearer, as much as any other hopeful,” [Read More]

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Appeal Court Judges told SLPP to conduct a re-run of all disputed internal party constituency elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 June 2017 The Court of Appeal in Sierra Leone has today ended months of uncertainty about where the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) should now be heading, if it is to be allowed by the Electoral Commission and the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) to participate [Read More]

Economy & Business

Israel to invest one billion dollars in developing solar energy in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 June 2017 Last Friday, 2nd of June 2017, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) signed an unprecedented Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see Israel investing one billion dollars across 15 countries in the West African sub-region to meet the electricity needs of those countries [Read More]

Election Watch

APC may be disqualified from taking part in the 2018 general elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 June 2017 The highest decision-making organ of the ruling APC party of Sierra Leone – the National Advisory Council (NAC), met on Thursday, 1st June, to discuss and agree the rules and guidelines for the election of the party’s senior executive officers, including the Chairman and leader [Read More]

Education and Health

At least Two Hundred and Forty pregnant women die unnecessarily in Sierra Leone every month

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 June 2017 A new report on the unacceptably high number of women dying during pregnancy or childbirth in Sierra Leone was launched this week in Freetown.  Sierra Leone continues to have one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates in the world. According to government data, there are an [Read More]

Election Watch

Arrest of an opposition politician in Sierra Leone

Alie Kabba – Presidential aspirant SLPP  Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 June 2017 Reports reaching me from Freetown indicate that the Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mr. Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, has been arrested and is being moved to Kailahun to appear in court. Even as we patiently [Read More]

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The arrest of the leader of the ADP is politically motivated – says opposition SLPP

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 June 2017 Condemnation of the Koroma government is growing after the arrest two days ago, of the opposition Alliance Democratic Party leader – Mr Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray on allegation of possessing an offensive weapon – a stun gun. Supporters of the opposition leader say that the [Read More]