Sierra Leone’s football supremo – Isha Johansen appeared in court on corruption charges

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2017 Anti-Corruption Commission indictee and President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA has on Monday made her first appearance before a Freetown High Court, presided over by Justice Reginald Fynn Jnr. Isha Johansen made her appearance together with the Secretary General of the SLFA, [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Koroma in Belgium – will he find a buyer for Sierra Leone’s second largest diamond?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 October 2017 President Koroma arrived in Brussels yesterday Sunday, 29th October 2017, after lavishly spending over $700,000 on a political campaign parade on Saturday in the capital Freetown. The parade was organised by ruling APC party central office in violation of general election rules, which clearly [Read More]


Broken institutions and a reeling opposition – what is next for Kenya?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 October 2017 Key institutions steering Kenya’s election have evidently broken down, leaving the country open to an iron fist to re-establish political stability by any means necessary. Dominic Burbidge of the University of Oxford writes in I remember walking through the rubble of burnt out [Read More]

Election Watch

“Party political debate augurs well for Sierra Leone’s democracy” – says Institute for Governance Reform  

Sierra Leone Telegraph:  26 October 2017 Sierra Leoneans go to the polls on 7th of March 2017 to elect a new president, and many are hoping for a new party and government to replace the ruling APC, after ten years in power. Party conventions are almost over, and so too [Read More]

Election Watch

Andrew Keili says “the time is now” with the National Grand Coalition

NGC Communications & Media Team Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2017 In a well-attended press conference at the National Stadium Hostel, Mr. Andrew Karmoh Keili, with his wife beside him, proudly and happily announced his official resignation from the “broken” SLPP to join the National Grand Coalition. The NGC is [Read More]

Election Watch

‘I am no longer prepared to follow a futile cause’ – Andrew Keili tells SLPP as he joins the NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2017 “The Party over the past few years has been characterized by bigotry, unilateralism, constitutional violations, thuggery and lack of inclusiveness,’’ Andrew Keili tells the opposition SLPP, as he signs his membership registration form to become a member of the newly formed National Grand Coalition [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone opposition politician Andrew Keili will join Dr Yumkella in the National Grand Coalition

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2017 Support for Sierra Leone’s newest and by far the most likely opposition party to mount a strong push at next year’s elections to get the ruling APC out of office – the National Grand Coalition (NGC) is gathering pace. An unofficial statement from the [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone ruling APC’s poor governance now under international spotlight

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2017 It has become an all too often familiar expectation that whenever Sierra Leone makes the world news, it is for all the wrong reasons, thanks to ten years of the Koroma led All Peoples Congress party leadership, that has transformed what was fast becoming [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s Right to Access Information Commission –  a crippling institution

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2017 When president Koroma was first elected ten years ago, he promised to bring much needed reforms that will change the way Sierra Leone was being governed. Not least, he said his government will ensure transparency, probity, openness, and accountability – the key principles upon [Read More]