Election Watch

Sierra Leone elects new president on Saturday 31 March

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2018: The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone has today accepted a proposal from the National Electoral Commission, for voters to go to the polls on Saturday, 31 March 2018 to elect their president. This Supreme Court endorsement comes after a High Court Judge earlier this [Read More]

Election Watch

National Electoral Commissioner must come clean – says ruling APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2018: As Sierra Leone’s electoral body fights for its life this morning, pressure continues to mount on its leadership to provide answers to allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice, which critics say took place at the March 7 presidential and general elections. Last Saturday, the [Read More]


The tragedy of a nation and the demise of integrity

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2018: Dark. Scary. The tragedy of a nation and the demise of integrity. That is what is playing out as we bring to conclusion the 2018 electoral process in Sierra Leone. Let’s be frank, if the victory theory for major elections is [Read More]


Maada Bio warns president Koroma to stop meddling in the run-off election

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2018: The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is urging president Ernest Bai Koroma to respect the country’s constitution and allow the  presidential election run-off to proceed as scheduled on Tuesday, 27 March. This strong warning from the opposition SLPP, comes in a statement signed by [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone presidential runoff election postponed by High Court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2018: The High Court of Sierra Leone has today ordered an injunction on the conduct of the country’s presidential runoff election scheduled for 27 March 2018, after initially ruling that the High Court of Sierra Leone has an unlimited jurisdiction to hear complaint made by Mr [Read More]

Economy & Business

How Nairobi can fix its serious waste problem – lessons too for Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2018: Voters of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown have voted in a new Mayor – Mrs Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, who polled almost 60% to win a resounding victory. But the tasks ahead for the new mayor are enormously clear, including tackling the city’s mounting domestic waste that [Read More]

Economy & Business

Women bear the brunt of Africa’s urban disasters such as collapse of landfills

Daniel Moshenberg: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2018: The last 12 months have been bracketed by two catastrophic, and predictable, events: the collapse of the Koshe Garbage landfill on March 11, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the collapse of the Hulene Garbage landfill on February 19, 2018, in Maputo, Mozambique. 115 people were [Read More]

Election Watch

Yumkella Supreme Court case is still alive – says NGC lawyer Jusu Sheriff

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2018: There has been no official reaction from Dr. Yumkella and his lawyers to the ruling APC party’s decision announced yesterday to drop its Supreme Court case – nolle prosequi. The  court hearing was brought by APC’s David Fornah to clarify legislative and constitutional rules [Read More]

Breaking News

Four days to election runoff – ruling APC abandons Yumkella Supreme Court case

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23  March 2018: As the presidential runoff election campaign and horse trading intensify in Sierra Leone, the ruling APC has pulled off a master-stroke by today announcing that the Supreme Court case brought by one of its supporters – Mr David Fornah, challenging Dr Yumkella’s right to [Read More]