Politics

Sierra Leone president Maada Bio’s first big decision

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2018: Since his swearing-in two days ago as the new president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio is faced with the enormous task of safeguarding the peace and security of all of the people of Sierra Leone, irrespective of tribe and regional origin, after rampaging [Read More]

Politics

President Bio –  Your time starts now

Author: Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2018: Mr. President, the lesson of history is that many never learn the lesson of history. Therefore, amidst the festival of claps and back-slapping, kindly realise the enormity of the task ahead of you. For one, you must forget about fighting [Read More]

Politics

Election violence makes a comeback in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2018: Police in Sierra Leone have been engaging in fierce street battles with youths this afternoon in the Eastern District of Kenema, after serious violence broke out between supporters of the APC party and the SLPP. There are reports of serious injuries, though so far, [Read More]

Politics

CHRDI expresses concern over security in Sierra Leone

Author: Abdul Fatoma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2018: The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) expresses deep concern over the security situation in the country, following the presidential run off in March 31,2018. The organization is concerned about the occurrences of the past three weeks which has witnessed [Read More]

Politics

Samura Kamara must be careful not to be seen as enemy of progress

Author: Maurice Ferenkeh Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2018: The result of the election reveals one of many things. It exposes APC’s unpopularity. It is Samura Kamara’s constitutional right to challenge the result. But in my opinion, it was ill-advised of him to do so on national television last [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone has a new president – Let’s have a sanitised system of governance

Author: Emeka Taylor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2018: Yesterday, I asked the question: What will happen today, 4th April 2018? Will the much-anticipated election result be announced? Will the American Ambassador be accused of witchcraft? Ironically, we who have built bridges, now seek to burn bridges with our international friends. [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone has spoken – Maada Bio is the new president

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 April 2018: The result of the Sierra Leone presidential election has just been announced by the Chief Electoral Commissioner – Mr Nfa Alie Conteh in Freetown. Julius Maada Bio of the opposition SLPP is the new president of Sierra Leone, polling 1,319,406 – which is 51.82% [Read More]

Politics

Is this the end of the Sierra Leone elections 2018?

Author: Trevor Jenkins-Johnston: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 April 2018: I do not believe there has been an election like this in the history of Sierra Leone. It has been replete with drama – a complete roller-coaster of a civic event. Most importantly, it appears to have been largely peaceful. And [Read More]

Politics

Attacks on international elections observers and diplomats in Sierra Leone

Julius Maada Bio: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4th April 2018: I have been following with utter dismay the ferocious and incessant verbal and media attacks by certain high officials of the Sierra Leone Government and the All People’s Congress, directed against international elections observers and members of the diplomatic corps accredited [Read More]