The dialectics of the diaspora factor in Sierra Leone

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2018: Congratulations to President George Weah, on his inauguration as President of the Republic of Liberia. Our neighbours have successfully concluded what has been largely described by many as FREE and FAIR elections. But above all, it was peaceful. Like Liberia, Sierra Leone [Read More]

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We will continue to work towards victory in the March 2018 elections – says NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2018: Today’s NEC ruling on the attempt by the APC party to prevent Dr kandeh Yumkella from contesting the forthcoming elections, has been met with a calm and measured response from the bosses at the National Grand Coalition party office in Freetown.  Kandeh Yumkella will [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella wins petition hearing – NEC says he can contest elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2018 Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has today declared, after a hearing lasting just one hour, that Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella is free to contest parliamentary elections due on 7th of March, as there is insufficient evidence brought forward by the ruling APC party [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s political discourse is growing up

Memuna Forna: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2018: With elections fast approaching, there are clear signs that Sierra Leone’s political discourse is growing up. March 7, 2018 is D-day for Sierra Leone’s electorate. The country will go to the polls and vote for new representatives – MPs, mayors, councillors, district [Read More]

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Sierra Leone election commission will today decide Yumkella’s electoral eligibility

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2018: The man many now believe to be the  candidate most likely to win the forthcoming presidential election in Sierra Leone – Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, will find out today Wednesday, whether he will be allowed by the country’s National Election Commission (NEC) to contest [Read More]


I will construct the greatest machinery of pro-poor governance – says George Weah

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2018: George Weah has been inaugurated. He is the new president of Liberia. And now the hard work begins. Speaking at his inauguration ceremony, Weah was under no illusion about the challenges facing the people of Liberia, as he laid out huge chunks of his [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella was a citizen of Sierra Leone at the time he registered to vote

Abu Bakarr Orkailkail Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2018: A UK – Sierra Leonean Barrister – Pierre Dumbuya, posed a very important question on the issue of citizenship. He stated that “An important issue for all of us who lost our Sierra Leonean citizenship when we obtained another citizenship, [Read More]


George Weah’s electoral victory in Liberia – what lessons for Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2018: George Weah, once famous for scoring sumptuous goals on football fields across Europe, was sworn in yesterday as Liberia’s 25th president. He inherits a number of challenges from his predecessor Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  In her article: ‘The goals that must guide ex-soccer player Weah in [Read More]

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APC cannot file a petition against Kandeh Yumkella’s candidacy

Abu Bakarr Orkailkail Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2018: I am shocked to hear that the APC party has filed a legal petition against Kandeh Yumkella’s candidacy. I recently posted a commentary supporting the views expressed by Francis Gabiddon on the dual citizenship issue. I stated that the constitution [Read More]