Samuel Paul Itam is to contest the Freetown mayoral election for NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 December 2018 Among the flurry of big announcements coming out of the offices of the opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) in Freetown this week, is the decision by the party to nominate Mr. Samuel Paul Itam as the party’s candidate for the 2018 Freetown Mayorship election. [Read More]

Election Watch

Kandeh Yumkella is a man who can lead – a man of purpose and conviction – says Andrew Keili

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 December 2017 Yesterday, Friday, 29th December 2017 – just four days after Christmas was celebrated across the World – signifying a rebirth; in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party announced the name of the man who will run the final lap in [Read More]


Sierra Leone loses a great grandad of the country’s post-independence politics

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2017 The Sierra Leone Telegraph regrets to report the sad death of Professor Solomon AJ Pratt, who passed away peacefully yesterday, Thursday, 28 December 2017, at 5:50 pm in London. He was 97 years old. Professor Solomon AJ Pratt, who is commonly known as Jolliboy [Read More]

Breaking News

Kandeh Yumkella chooses Andrew Keili as presidential running mate

Anthony Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2017 Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, National Grand Coalition (NGC) presidential nominee has named Engineer Andrew Keili as his running mate for the upcoming Sierra Leone elections, slated for March 7, 2018. Today’s announcement has ended weeks of speculation, and effectively sets the stage [Read More]

Education and Health

Stolen free health care medical products seized by ACC and Police – one man arrested

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2017: For many years, Sierra Leone’s health service sector has been marred by the lack of vital medicines, risking the lives of millions of patients who must make do with either fake alternatives or go without. While thousands of people die every year due to [Read More]


Will the African wind of political change blow across Sierra Leone on 7 March 2018?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 December 2017: As jokes come and go, Sierra Leone’s political landscape has been anything but. It all started when 26 people turned up at the national convention of the APC party, vying for the position of the flag bearer. By any standards, having 26 [Read More]

Election Watch

Battle for mayorship of Freetown – deputy minister of health Madina Rahman wins support

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra leone Telegraph: 28 December 2017 Hundreds of All Peoples Congress (APC) party faithful and loyal supporters thronged the streets of Freetown yesterday – Wednesday 27th December 2017, in show of firm solidarity and  support for Madam Madina Rahman, at the launch of her expression of interest in [Read More]

Election Watch

Samura Kamara and his AYV TV interview – a rejoinder

Noorudin KaiKai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 December 2017: I think that our country’s media practitioners are struggling to catch up with other African countries when it comes to exposing our Presidential candidates to the limelight, and getting their messages across to the electorates. And I hope AYV Television and other [Read More]

Election Watch

Samura Kamara and his AYV TV interview – an analysis

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 December 2917 Watching Sierra Leone’s AYV television from the Diaspora seems very encouraging and interesting these days. In fact, the station has made millions of Sierra Leoneans living abroad to feel at home, as they are now accustomed to current news and developments [Read More]