Politics

IMF delegation and Joint UN/ECOWAS Mission Team visit Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2022: Following her court appearance last week, which many now believe to be nothing, but an unnecessary and costly political storm created by the government to malign and harass the Mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr over a trumped-up charge of police obstruction, a high level [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone’s judiciary urged to quickly expedite supreme court hearing on change of electoral system

Foday Moriba Conteh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2022: The Executive Director of the Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL), Ibrahim Tommy, has called on the leadership of the Sierra Leone Judiciary to promptly look into the recent lawsuit filed by lawyers of the main opposition All Peoples [Read More]

Sports

Is there a cap on the number of black players that can play for the England football team?

Dr. Yusuf Bangura: 6 December 2022: I’ve just done a systematic comparison of the England teams in the Euros of 2021 and this current World Cup. It confirms my casual observation yesterday that there seems to be a cap on the number of black players in the current World Cup: [Read More]

Politics

President Koroma kicks-off WAEF pre-elections assessment mission to Nigeria

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 December 2022: Led by Sierra Leone’s former president, Ernest Bai Koroma, along with the former vice president of The Gambia, Fatoumata Tambajallow, the West Africa Elders Forum (WAEF) last Sunday December 4 2022, started their Pre-elections Assessment Mission to Nigeria with a meeting [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Sierra Leone crisis: Paradise corrupted, paradise lost

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 December 2022: No one needs a lecture to conclude that Sierra Leone’s economy is in a crisis and has been for a long time. If Sierra Leone were a patient, and if allowed to describe its economic situation in clinical terms, it needs intensive [Read More]

Politics

Democracy and freedom of speech are two sides of the same coin – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 December 2022: There can be no democracy without freedom of speech. People should be very free to express their opinions in a turbulent, dysfunctional political dispensation like Sierra Leone. There are always three kinds of spheres in the journalism realm: Those who support and [Read More]

Politics

Yumkella calls on the Bio-led government to be honest and open about the country’s finances

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2022: As MPs in Sierra Leone’s parliament begin debating the government’s proposed revenue and spending budget for next financial year –  outlined in its Appropriation Act, 2023, the Parliamentary Leader of the opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party – Dr Kandeh Yumkella, is calling on [Read More]