Politics

Right of private landowners to repossess their land must be respected and enforced by police

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2021: One of the most dangerous issues in Sierra Leone today is the right of private landowners to repossess their land and property that have been illegally occupied or encroached upon by squatters. In Sierra Leone, the cost of bringing court action to repossess land [Read More]

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World Justice 2021 Index rates judiciary of Sierra Leone high among 139 countries

Sierra Leone Judiciary Comms Unit: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2021: The World Justice Project Rule of Law 2021 Index has rated the Judiciary of Sierra Leone high ahead of thirty-one (31) countries in the world during their global assessment amidst the COVID19 outbreak. In a year dominated by the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s opposition parties call for review of Electoral Commission’s fitness to conduct elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2021: A group of political parties representing almost all of the opposition parties in Sierra Leone, known as the Consortium of Progressive Political Parties (COPPP), last Thursday 14th October, published a statement questioning the independence and impartiality of the country’s electoral commission as condemnation grows, [Read More]

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Politics is our biggest problem in Sierra Leone

Augustine Sorie-Sengbe Marrah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2021: I am not saying that that we should trash politics from our governance. I am saying the deep-seated divisive partisan politics in our nation is our biggest problem. A few months ago, our law firm tried to hire an administrative secretary. [Read More]

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Freetown City Council boosts its metropolitan police force with new recruits

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: 19 October 2021: Last Saturday, 50 new recruits were welcomed into the FCC Metropolitan Police (Met Pol) Force at a ‘passing out’ ceremony held at the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy in Hastings. The ceremony followed eight weeks of training in physical, mental and behavioural [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s minister of the western region Nabeela Tunis visits regional minister of Greater Accra

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2021: Since her controversial appointment as minister of western region by president Bio in May this year in a snap cabinet reshuffle, little has been seen of or heard about Mrs Nabeela Tunis who was sacked as foreign affairs minister to take over as minister [Read More]

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President Bio calls on Sierra Leoneans in the UAE to continue to be patriotic

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio last Thursday held a meeting with Sierra Leoneans living and working in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, where he also launched the maiden edition of the Embassy’s Newsletter. Speaking to his fellow countrymen, he thanked them for the love [Read More]

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Freetown City Council suspends budget planning review as government is accused of sabotaging service delivery

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2021: Elected councillors of the Freetown City Council along with the city’s Mayor – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, yesterday suspended a budget review the council was undertaking with central government, in reaction to what the mayor described as the government’s continuing efforts at sabotaging the council’s service [Read More]

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Land Complaints and Dispute Resolution Committee presents report to President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Last Thursday, 7th October, President Bio received a report on the findings of the Complaints and Dispute Resolution Committee that was mandated to investigate land disputes in the Western Area from April 2018 to January 2021. Committee chairman, Alhaji Mutada Sesay, who was representing [Read More]