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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr meets global movers and shakers at the UN International Migration Review Forum

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2022: In my capacity as a member of the MMC Leadership Board, C40 Cities Vice Chairperson, founding member of the C40-MMC Global Mayors Task Force on Climate and Migration and co-lead of the Africa-Europe Mayor’s Dialogue, I am in New York [Read More]

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ACC Ben Kaifala’s selective attempt to criminalise and oust Mayor Aki-Sawyer will not be tolerated – Op ed

Femi Claudius-Cole: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2022: In 2018, Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, a first timer in the murky world of Sierra Leone politics, emerged the winner of the municipality elections for the Freetown City Council. She won by a landslide, attracting widespread support from Freetonians who were attracted to her [Read More]

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Concerns grow over SLPP government’s use of the ACC to ban Mayor Aki-Sawyerr from politics

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2022: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is being accused of leading government’s campaign to unseat the Mayor of Freetown, Mrs Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr from office, with a possibility of banning her for three years from politics. This comes after the ACC published a notice last week, [Read More]

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SLPP Sidi Tunis condemns governments in the region for criminalizing opposition

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 May 2022: Mohamed Sidi Tunis, Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, said on Friday in Dakar that decriminalization of opposition parties doing their function needs to be addressed. He was speaking at the Sub-regional Dialogue on Sustaining Democratic Principles in West Africa as a panellist in the [Read More]

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West African political elders discuss threats to peace, security and democracy in the region

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 May 2022: The West Africa Elders Forum (WEAF) this week held a two-day dialogue in Dakar, Senegal where they discussed peace, security and democracy in the subregion. The event was inspired by recent reversals in democratic good governance. Established by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, the Forum [Read More]

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“Don’t make too many promises to become President” – Former President Koroma advises aspirants in the region

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 May 2022: Speaking in Dakar, Senegal this week, former President of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma, said that despite pressures for him to change the country’s Constitution to run for a third term, he refused because he did not believe its the right thing to [Read More]

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President Bio delivers state of the nation report amid thundering noise from opposition MPs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 May 2022: With just over a year before presidential and general elections are held in Sierra Leone, President Bio yesterday delivered his final state of the nation report at the state opening of the country’s parliament. Speaking to a full House with much heckling from opposition [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s President Bio makes bid for seat on United Nations Security Council

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2022: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has launched Sierra Leone’s bid for a seat in the non-permanent category of the United Nations Security Council, UNSC, for the period 2024-2025. In his statement, President Bio recalled that in just eight years after Sierra Leone became a [Read More]