In Focus

Sierra Leoneans seeking a better life in Europe are dying in the Mediterranean

Atomic Pen Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2017 I listened to the BBC Focus on Africa programme yesterday in which Umaru Fofana gave a detailed report on Sierra Leoneans that have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, while trying to cross to Europe in search of a better life. Tears ran [Read More]

In Focus

President Koroma and his ruling APC have not placed Sierra Leone first

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2017 President Koroma’s recent ten days holiday trip to Europe has sent a powerful and ironic message to tourists thinking about their next destination, that Sierra Leone is not good enough for anyone looking for an enjoyable holiday. President Koroma is one of the richest [Read More]

Politics

The calamity of an APC government stewardship of the Sierra Leone economy – post 2018 elections

John Mannah Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 July 2017 One of the prime reasons why citizens of democratic sovereign states enter into ‘social contract’ with their elected government, and entrust their sovereignty, individual liberty and freedom to the ruling political party is for that government to in turn promise to promote [Read More]

In Focus

Parliament amends Citizenship Law to recognise right of children born to Sierra Leonean women and foreign fathers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2017 The Parliament of Sierra Leone yesterday Wednesday, 5th July 2017, enacted a Bill entitled “The Citizenship Amendment Act 2017”. The aim of the Bill is to amend the Citizenship Act of 1973, to recognise the right to citizenship of children born to Sierra Leonean [Read More]

Politics

Dr. Jonathan Tengbe speaks about Kandeh Yumkella’s suspension of his SLPP Flagbearership

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2017 Speaking today to the editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph – Abdul Rashid Thomas, Dr Tengbe said that he fully supports yesterday’s press conference and statement published by a group of SLPP presidential aspirants in Freetown. Dr. Tengbe was personally unable to attend the [Read More]

Editorial

The chief has unnerved the political establishment

Santhkie Sorie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2017 In the Temne/Thaimneh language, Kandeh means chief, as does Bai, although the former is regarded as more colourful. Kandeh Yumkella has unnerved both S.L.P.P and A.P.C in a way that they have not experienced in decades. (Photo: Kandeh Yumkella – a man [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone opposition SLPP leaves the door ajar for Yumkella’s return – but will he?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2017 If ever there has been a public occasion for the opposition SLPP party to show restraint and professionalism in the face of a major internal crisis that has brought it into serious voter disrepute, it was at today’s emergency press conference. Today’s press conference [Read More]

Politics

SLPP executives move to steady the ship at today’s press conference in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2017 The departure of Dr. Kandeh Yumkella from the opposition SLPP on Monday, has opened up a new crisis in the party, as flagbearers and executive officers discuss how best to respond to the vacuum he has left behind. SLPP Party chiefs need to react [Read More]