Politics

Sierra Leone police accused of Supreme Court election petition evidence tampering

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2020: In June 2020, during cross-examination of Government’s Witness, Police Superintendent M.K. Alieu at the 10-Counts Seditious and Defamatory Libel court case brought by the Government of President Julius Maada Bio against popular female opposition politician Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden of the All Peoples Congress [Read More]

Politics

APC condemns Bio’s government refusal to be audited for use of COVID-19 funds

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 November 2020: A leaked letter signed by Sierra Leone’s Attorney General refusing calls for the government to allow an interim auditing of the government’s use of COVID-19 funds, has caused a stir, with the opposition political parties and the media criticising the government for its lack [Read More]

Politics

Guinea’s crackdown on post-electoral protests by security forces must be investigated

ARTICLE 19: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 November 2020: ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns excessive use of force by security forces and the riots by supporters of political parties in the aftermath of the presidential election in Guinea. At least 21 people were killed, including three children, hundreds of people wounded and [Read More]

Politics

NEC incompetency is fuelling constituency 110 re-run chaos and violence – Op-ed

Tcho-Gbabior Kenah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 November 2020: For the third time in a row under two different commissioners, Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) cannot conduct a peaceful and credible elections in just one constituency. In Constituency 110, Western Rural, elections violence is becoming normal. In the last two [Read More]

Politics

Political tribalism is a chronic disease that must be cured in Sierra Leone 

Oswald Hanciles – The Guru: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 November 2020: Political Tribalism in Sierra Leone has been like this:. When it is about a year or so to parliamentary and presidential elections, political leaders would organize themselves – or, align themselves –  into tribal and regional parties:  largely, Temne-speaking [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mr. President please don’t neglect the creative industry

Alhaji K. Tarawally (Laj-K): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 November 2020: The Gambia and many other countries across Africa have already started hosting shows and organizing big local and international events. With the major success already recorded in the fight against Covid-19 in Sierra Leone and as we fastly approach the [Read More]

Politics

SLAJ calls on government to drop all ongoing cases of criminal and seditious libel

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 November 2020: The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) yesterday joined other organisations around the world to observe the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’, by calling on the Government of Sierra Leone and its agencies to not only protect and promote freedom [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leonean Allieu Mucktarru Kallay urges Africans in the USA to vote for Biden-Harris

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 November 2020: Tomorrow Tuesday, November 3, the American people will go to the polls to choose a new president in a high-stakes election where every vote counts, including that of immigrant citizens from Africa. One of the men who have been working around-the-clock to make sure [Read More]