Politics

President Bio promises to build a science university in Kono

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: President Julius Maada Bio yesterday visited the diamond-rich district of Kono, eastern Sierra Leone, as part of his nationwide thank-you-tour, where he assured a mammoth welcoming crowd that Kono will soon have a state-of-the-art science university. Welcoming the president to Kono, Paramount Chief Member [Read More]

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Reports of APC attacks on journalists are baseless and unfounded – says APC executive

Cornelius Deveaux – APC Publicity Secretary: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: The attention of the All Peoples Congress (APC) party has been drawn to two separate press releases issued by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) and its Northern Bureau, both dated 18th January 2019,  in relation to [Read More]

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APC defiance and adherence to rules

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: Umaru Napoleon Koroma – SLPP Secretary General: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: The SLPP has noticed with grave concern, the spate of lawlessness and indiscipline demonstrated mostly by members of the main opposition APC. Of special interest to the party is the attempted [Read More]

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Stop the attacks on Journalists – we are not enemies

SLAJ: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is very concerned about the spate of violent attacks and deadly threats on journalists, mainly carried out by supporters of the All People’s Congress (APC) party. On Wednesday, 16th January 2019, journalists from the Africa Young [Read More]

Obituary

Farewell Reverend Muriel Alice Ayodele Fitzjohn

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2019: The families at home and abroad regret to announce the death of Reverend Muriel Alice Ayodele Fitzjohn, nee Cole, fondly known as ‘mummy Alice’, aged 93. Reverend Muriel Alice Ayodele Fitzjohn is a retired educator, minister of the United Methodist Conference and widow of [Read More]

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BBC reporter – Umaru Fofana fears for his life as journalist is killed in Ghana

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2019: In Ghana, unidentified men on motorbikes have shot dead local journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale in the capital Accra. According to media reports, he was shot three times whilst driving home, after a politician called for retribution against him for reporting corruption in Ghana’s football. Ahmed [Read More]

Politics

Journalists can never be silenced in Sierra Leone 

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2019: There has been a spate of reported attacks on journalists recently in Sierra Leone, with the latest taking place against AYV reporters in Makeni two days ago. The attack took place when the CID officers visited the former President Ernest Bai Koroma [Read More]