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The Omrie Golley Story: Return of the Kabbah administration – Major setbacks for peace

Noellie Marionette-Chambertin: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2021: The Armed forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) coup of May 1997 was short lived. With the assistance of ECOMOG troops, the militia known as the Kamajors, and the support of the sub region and the international community, the late Former President Ahmad Tejan [Read More]

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The Yamoussoukro meeting and accord – the Omrie Golley story

Noellie Marionette-Chambertin: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2021: Days after the historic meeting in Yamoussoukro, Republic of Ivory Coast in March 1996, the leader of the NPRC Julius Maada Bio, handed over the reign of Government to President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah who swiftly formed a new administration and continued with [Read More]

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Omrie Golley’s first encounter with the Revolutionary United Front

Noellie Marionette-Chambertin: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2021: By 1996, it was becoming increasingly clear that ending the war would require tacit diplomacy and a genuine desire by the Sierra Leone Government and its international allies to negotiate with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). A key proponent of this theory [Read More]

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Appeal to locate missing Leeds man Padodou Jatta of Gambian origin

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2021: Police are appealing for information to trace a man who has been reported missing from Leeds. Leeds District Police would like to speak to anyone who has seen or has information about Padodou Jatta who is of Gambian origin from Reginald Mount in Leeds, [Read More]

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The rebel who taught me Art in Sierra Leone

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2021: Painting and drawing is a part of me; I grew-up with them and they are intricately intertwined with my writing. I was largely self-taught; I was only ever taught by one art teacher, at The Methodist Agricultural Secondary School, Bunumbu. She was [Read More]

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Massive earthquake leaves devastation in Haiti – please help now

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2021: Early in the morning of 14 August 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, causing hospitals, schools and homes to collapse, leaving communities in crisis. UNICEF estimates that about 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children, have been affected by the powerful earthquake. Over 2,000 [Read More]

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Sierra Leonean motoring enthusiast drives cross-country from northern Scotland to southern England

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2021: His name is Lindsay Benjamin. Born and bred in Freetown, Sierra Leone and living in the UK. On 17 and 18 August 2021 Lindsay will be driving his Vauxhall Vectra Estate 1.9 SRI turbodiesel on a breathtaking, end-to-end tour of Britain, from John O’Groats in [Read More]

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Sierra Leone ranks 138th on a global index that measures the state of young people

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2021: Sierra Leone is ranked 138th on the 2020 Global Youth Development Index which measures the status of young people in 181 countries around the world. Singapore ranked top for the first time followed by Slovenia, Norway, Malta and Denmark. Chad, the Central African Republic, [Read More]