Politics

Dr Yumkella arrives back in Freetown after a short break

Malcolm King Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2017 After twelve days in the Diaspora, the former UN doyen, Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella on Tuesday 17th July, 2017 landed late in the evening at the Aberdeen landing point, amidst pomp and pageantry as supporters of the Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella Movement [Read More]

Economy & Business

Parliament approves Dr. Conteh as new Bank Governor of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2017 The Parliament of Sierra Leone, yesterday Tuesday, 18th July 2017 unanimously ratified the appointment of Dr. Patrick Saidu Conteh by president Koroma, as the new Bank Governor of Sierra Leone, following the resignation of his predecessor, Dr. Kaifala Marah. The Speaker of Parliament – [Read More]

Politics

African citizens have good reasons to be fed up with their politicians

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 July 2017 The depth of anger and dismay that are being expressed by Sierra Leoneans on social media at the minister of information – Mohamed Bangura, who is openly advocating for pregnant Sierra Leonean women to go abroad to give birth, so as to receive the [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Sierra Leone – once a treasure trove of childhood memories – now a marshy political eyesore

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2017 I don’t know why, but I have a sickening feeling that we are heading for a political crisis in Sierra Leone ahead of next year’s elections. I pray it is not so. But the political scene is eerily too muddled up [Read More]

In Focus

Has the APC government achieved its Post Ebola Recovery Priorities for Sierra Leone – and at what cost?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2017 According to Sierra Leone’s State House Communication Unit, last week president Koroma presented what could be his last and final report on what the government refers to as the President’s Recovery Priorities Programme, which was put in place immediately after the end of the [Read More]

In Focus

Women in Sierra Leone can now wear trousers to the country’s law courts without facing arrest  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2017 Sierra Leone is slowly catching up with 21st century standards of human rights, including the right of women to wear whatever they choose to wear – including trousers, and enter the precincts of the country’s law courts without being arrested and or assaulted by [Read More]

Politics

Kandeh Yumkella’s political odyssey – hemmed on all sides

Andrew Keili Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2017 I had initially resisted airing any views on the Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella issue as I would probably not be viewed as a dispassionate and disinterested player in the whole saga. This issue has however dominated the news to such an extent that [Read More]

Politics

APC claims the scalp of an opposition SLPP politician

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2017 Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the SLPP, suffered another major blow today, when another Flagbearer Aspirant and former Spokesman for the All Aspirants Alliance – Franklin Joe Rogers  called on Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh to inform him of his resignation from the [Read More]

Politics

SLPP in search of durable peace before general elections – the missing jigsaw

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2017 When key stakeholders of the ruling APC party resolved in April 2007 that the party must not be torn  apart by internal struggle for the leadership and presidential candidacy, what became the top priority was their desperate need and burning desire to win control [Read More]