Politics

Nonviolence – the answer to the crucial political moral questions of our time

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2019: President Julius Maada Bio and his vice president Dr Juldeh Jalloh last weekend concluded a major segment of their national ‘Thank You Tour’ in Kono District, which many – especially his supporters, have described as a successful odyssey. The success of the [Read More]

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Contempt: Dr. James Vibbi vs the House of Parliament – Did parliament get it right?

Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2019: The origin of the power of Parliament to punish conduct constituting contempt is uncertain and it is not necessary to delve into it here. It is sufficient to say that by the end of the seventeenth century, it had become firmly [Read More]

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Zimbabwe’s violent meltdown – What needs to be done to stop it

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2019: Zimbabwe is on the edge. To help prevent the chaos from escalating even further, president Emmerson Mnangagwa – and those he can rally behind him in the ruling Zanu-PF – need urgently to take steps towards forming a government of national unity as has [Read More]

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President Bio opens new community health centre in Makali

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2019: Last weekend, president Julius Maada Bio officially opened the newly constructed community health centre in Makali, Kunike Barina Chiefdom, Tonkolili District, Northern Sierra Leone. The facility has been established with funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). DfID’s Representative, Sandra Baldwin, said [Read More]

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President Bio visits Kono University of Science and Technology construction site

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2019: Last Saturday 19 January 2019, president Julius Maada Bio conducted a tour of the proposed construction site for the University of Science and Technology in Kono. In his welcoming address, Paramount Chief Fengai Kaimachende of Gbense Chiefdom said he is extremely delighted to host [Read More]

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President Bio promises to build a science university in Kono

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: President Julius Maada Bio yesterday visited the diamond-rich district of Kono, eastern Sierra Leone, as part of his nationwide thank-you-tour, where he assured a mammoth welcoming crowd that Kono will soon have a state-of-the-art science university. Welcoming the president to Kono, Paramount Chief Member [Read More]

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Reports of APC attacks on journalists are baseless and unfounded – says APC executive

Cornelius Deveaux – APC Publicity Secretary: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: The attention of the All Peoples Congress (APC) party has been drawn to two separate press releases issued by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) and its Northern Bureau, both dated 18th January 2019,  in relation to [Read More]

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APC defiance and adherence to rules

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: Umaru Napoleon Koroma – SLPP Secretary General: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: The SLPP has noticed with grave concern, the spate of lawlessness and indiscipline demonstrated mostly by members of the main opposition APC. Of special interest to the party is the attempted [Read More]

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Stop the attacks on Journalists – we are not enemies

SLAJ: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is very concerned about the spate of violent attacks and deadly threats on journalists, mainly carried out by supporters of the All People’s Congress (APC) party. On Wednesday, 16th January 2019, journalists from the Africa Young [Read More]