Abdulai Mansaray

How many times can we say NEVER AGAIN? Op ed

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2022: Looking at the social media clips on Wednesday August 10 this year, you cannot help but conjure the memories of the January 6th massacre, which left an indelible mark on the psyche and conscience of our nation, Sierra Leone. What happened on [Read More]

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Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr under attack as ruling party operatives look for scapegoats to blame for deadly riots

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2022: President Bio needs to clampdown hard on his ministers and rein in his SLPP party operatives that are out fanning the flames of discord, retribution, and anarchy, in reaction to the bloody disturbance that took place last Wednesday, 10th of August 2022. What the [Read More]

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President Bio vows to crackdown hard on violent insurrectionists, collaborators, sponsors, and supporters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2022: After his ‘forced’ return to Freetown from his holiday in London to speak to the people of Sierra Leone and the international community about the deadly protests which took place on the 10th of August, President Bio has spelt out his government’s plans to [Read More]

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Market stalls at Abacha Street Market in Freetown destroyed as security forces mount brutal crackdown

12th August 2022: Barely forty-eight hours have passed and there is rising political and regional tension once again in Sierra Leone, after a massive street protest brought the country to a chilling halt, with demonstrators calling for the resignation of President Bio, who was holidaying in London with his family. [Read More]

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Isha Johansen bags newly elected FIFA Foundation Board member appointment

Vertex Media: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2022: Trailblazing Sierra Leonean female football administrator – FIFA Council Member and CAF Executive Committee Member, Madam Isha Johansen has attained new heights in the corridors of global football administration and governance, as she was elected to the Fifa Foundation Board today during a virtually FIFA meeting. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone police interim report on the deadly protest is out and makes for grim reading

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: Sierra Leone Police headquarters today published its interim report into yesterday’s street protests which saw four police officers and several civilians killed, as President Bio returns home from his holiday to face a nation ripped apart by hate and political discord. Tonight, as the [Read More]

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Opposition APC says it unreservedly condemn all forms of violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: Sierra Leone’s main opposition political party – the APC, last night issued a statement condemning yesterday’s violent protests which saw the killing of civilians and security officers. Widespread rioting brought the country to a standstill. The main opposition APC is being accused by supporters [Read More]

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Mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr calls for peace after deadly protests in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: Reactions to yesterday’s deadly violence in Sierra Leone which claimed the lives of security forces and civilians have been swift. Mayor of Freetown, whose efforts and campaign to develop the country’s capital as a place that is fit for work, enterprise, living and leisure, [Read More]

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Why Sierra Leoneans are happy with challenge to Maada Bio’s bloodshed and bullying – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: DO we need to catalogue all the bloodshed President Bio has committed in Sierra Leone since his NPRC days and since he came to power in 2018 for anybody to understand why many Sierra Leoneans rejoiced today for the first strong open [Read More]