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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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An all-out fight against hate speech

Zipporah Musau: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2022: The world is experiencing alarming trends of growing hate speech, racism, xenophobia, misogyny and hatred. Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu is the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide. One of her priorities is to counter hate speech. She spoke to [Read More]

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I shed a tear for Sierra Leone – Op ed 

Saidu Bangura, PhD: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 July 2022: If it is not intimidation and detention of political opponents, it is police brutality against the people and rival politicians of the governing party. If it is not electoral hurly-burly, it is inciting the youths to kill other youths for the [Read More]

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Two years after the killing of George Floyd, urgency to end racial inequalities and discrimination beckons

Winnie Byanyima: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2022 On May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, a white supremacist livestreamed his terrorist attack against black people at a local supermarket killing ten, injuring three others, yelling racial slurs during the incident. 11 of the victims were black. The killer endorsed [Read More]

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Eleven Sierra Leoneans to participate in 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2022: U.S. Embassy Freetown: U.S. Embassy Freetown is proud to announce that the following leaders will participate in the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship: Samuel Saidu, James Kpaka, Aminata Kandeh, Alex Bayoh, Precious Lamin, Nyangah Rogers-Wright, Laura Nicol, Adama Sillah, Issa Thullah. Additionally, 2021 Fellows Phebean [Read More]

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Blacker: A symbol of mental health struggles and freedom of speech in Sierra Leone – Op ed

Saidu Bangura, PhD: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2022: Sierra Leone has set one more world record. While revelations of the fake degree saga are unfolding and continue to be shocking to us all, given their overwhelmingly deep impact, another drama made news last week. “Blacker”, a mentally challenged Sierra [Read More]

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Progress towards press freedom in Sierra Leone but there are emerging threats

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2022: On 3rd May 2022, SLAJ joined the whole world to observe World Press Freedom Day 2022. And this is the official statement of SLAJ marking the day. PRESS FREEDOM STATUS Since the historic repeal of the Criminal and Seditious Libel Law [Read More]

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At 61, Sierra Leone is a nation in crisis

Cornelius Oguntola Melvin Deveaux: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2022: At 61 years of independence, Sierra Leone is a nation of many woes; compatriots would agree it has all the hallmarks of a failed state. In 1960, the secretary of state responsible for the British colonies, Mr. Iain Macleod, had [Read More]