The chief has unnerved the political establishment

Santhkie Sorie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2017 In the Temne/Thaimneh language, Kandeh means chief, as does Bai, although the former is regarded as more colourful. Kandeh Yumkella has unnerved both S.L.P.P and A.P.C in a way that they have not experienced in decades. (Photo: Kandeh Yumkella – a man [Read More]


Tribal politics has given rise to corruption and marginalisation of communities

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2017 Tribal politics in Africa is one of the reasons most communities across the continent are suffering massive under-development, social injustice, marginalisation, and at worse – violent conflict and loss of life. Even a small country like Sierra Leone where the majority of citizens live [Read More]

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The people are talking – but those in power are not listening

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2017 It was an uncharacteristically hot afternoon as I boarded the taxi heading for the sleepy remote village of Regent. I wasn’t in too much of a mood to talk after the usual harrowing experience of trying to get the basics done. [Read More]


SLPP must focus on voter registration and not be distracted

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2017 I listened to the recent interview of my friend, lawyer Sulaiman Banja Tejan Sie on Mamba TV about the injunction granted against the SLPP. I was more disappointed when he spoke as a party member than on the legal issues, as [Read More]


Building blocks for peace and roadmap for SLPP 2018 victory

Dr. Columba Blango Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2017 Assuming that Julius Maada Bio and Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella were to meet, what will they discuss? They have to still be on the high road and consider how to build an inclusive SLPP THAT WILL TAKE THE CONCERNS OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS [Read More]