Politics

My husband President Bio is a PhD doctor in staging coups – says his wife, first lady Fatima Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2022: Sierra Leone’s maverick First Lady – Mrs Fatima Bio has once again brought the presidency of Sierra Leone into disrepute after telling hundreds of guests at a ruling SLPP party fund raising event in the United States, that those who took part in the [Read More]

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Sergeant Doe and the 1980 Liberia military coup: What lessons for President Bio and other African dictators? Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2022: Saturday April 12, 1980 was a day like no other in Africa. It was the day when soldiers stormed the Executive Mansion in Monrovia, assassinated President William Tolbert and overthrew the True Whig Party government. And I was there and saw it [Read More]

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São Tomé and Príncipe makes tangible gains for women in politics

Eric Overvest: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2022: In São Tomé and Príncipe, 30 women trainees of the UN-backed course, ‘Women in Politics ’ received their certificates. ‘More women for more development’ is one of the inspiring mottos used by women’s organizations in São Tomé and Príncipe in their battle [Read More]

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Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone reports on the country’s first phase voter registration process

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2022: Over one million people have registered in the first phase of Sierra Leone’s voter registration exercise which ended last week, after reports of massive technical failings and logistic difficulties experienced by hundreds of thousands of people at registration centres across the country. Early this [Read More]

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Over $500,000 withdrawn from Sierra Leone government’s bank account to pay for President Bio and his wife’s trip to New York

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2022: Details on bank transfers and withdrawal records from the President’s Office in Freetown show that over US$500, 000 was withdrawn from the Central Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL) to allegedly fund personal expenses of the [Read More]

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Freetown’s Mayor Aki-Sawyerr speaking at Bill & Melinda Gates Goalkeepers event in New York

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2022: The outstandingly hardworking Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr will be speaking at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers 2022 event in New York next week. She will be speaking about the importance of the “Power of Community and Collaboration” in achieving global goals. [Read More]

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Equipment and software irregularities affect Sierra Leone’s voter registration despite about US$10 million government procurement expenditures

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2022: Sierra Leone’s national voter registration exercise for 2023 commenced on 3 September 2022, and was fraught with technical and bureaucratic challenges. Hundreds of videos and other evidence collected by Africanist Press show that thousands of [Read More]

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President Bio’s Kenyan embarrassment  – calls for Foreign Minister to be sacked

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2022: Yesterday’s inauguration of newly elected president Ruto of Kenya at the Nairobi national stadium was going well until President Ruto welcomed and paid tribute to visiting Heads of State, but omitted the name of Sierra Leone’s president. One of Ruto’s aides had to point [Read More]

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SLPP Presidential aspirant Alie Kabba’s criminality exposed?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 September 2022: A shocking leaked video showing one of the Ruling SLPP party grandees – Alie Kabba, advocating for the use of undemocratic and illegal  tactics during this period of voter registration to ensure that his party stays in power after general and presidential elections next [Read More]