Sierra Leone ruling APC guilty of misappropriating public funds – IMF withdraws funding

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2018 Sierra Leone’s economy is in tatters. IMF withdraws funding. A few months ago, the Sierra Leone Telegraph published a story about the declining performance of the Sierra Leone economy. It warned that the government is in serious paralysis, as funds meant to support economic [Read More]


I like Yvonne Aki-Sawyer – but I cannot get past Red John 

Franklyn Davies: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2018: Yvonne Aki-Sawyer’s campaign for the Freetown Mayoralty is the only serious APC campaign that is happening right now.  You will not find any reference to the APC’s campaign slogan “Tolongbo”. Aki-Sawyer has sought to distance her campaign from the drab and dull [Read More]


Over 61,000 crimes recorded in Sierra Leone – CHRDI calls for police action

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2018 The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International – CHRDI says it condemns the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) for failing to control the rising spate of serious crimes, such as murder, rape, sexual assault, and other forms of domestic violence in the country. It [Read More]

Election Watch

We are not responsible for the violence – says APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2018 Sierra Leone’s ruling party – the APC, last night published a statement into the political violence which erupted in the heart of the capital Freetown last Saturday, with at least one person confirmed dead and scores injured. Senior APC party grandees – led by [Read More]

Election Watch

NGC calls for speedy investigation into APC violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2018: The Campaign Spokesman for the opposition NGC – Dr. Julius Spencer, has joined other opposition parties in condemning the brutal APC violence and loss of life which brought the capital Freetown to a standstill yesterday. One man was stabbed to death and several others [Read More]

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C4C condemns political rally violence and calls for police probe

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2018 The opposition Coalition For Change Party (C4C), led by the  former vice president – Sam Sumana, who was unconstitutionally removed from office by president Koroma, has reacted to the naked violence and destruction of life which took place at the ruling APC party rally [Read More]

Election Watch

SLPP condemns violence at the APC political rally

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2018: Yesterday’s violence by supporters of the ruling APC, which led to the death of one person at their party’s rally in the capital Freetown, has been strongly condemned by opposition parties. This is what the SLPP said yesterday: “The attention of the National Secretariat [Read More]


Yumkella and the 2018 elections – APC politics of exclusion will not work

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2018 Elections in Sierra Leone are less than six weeks away, and already the ruling All Peoples Congress party (APC) has began to show its ugly anti-democratic credentials and thuggery. Few in Sierra Leone now believe that the elections will be free of violence and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Tackling inequality by ‘lifting stones’

Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2018: “If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today”—so goes an African proverb, crystalizing the solutions to the continent’s socioeconomic inequalities. Africa is second only to Latin America in economic inequalities. Dollar millionaires in [Read More]