Politics

Ugandan Human Rights Attorney rebuffs police summons for questioning

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: Human Rights and Uganda Journalists Association attorney – Eron Kizza, was a no show Wednesday at Kibuli Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) where he was ordered for an interview and to record a statement on an unspecified crime. Kiiza rather chose to [Read More]

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President Bio attends 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: President Julius Maada Bio departed Freetown yesterday for New York, where he is attending the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The first day of the high level General Debate of the 74th Session will start on Tuesday, 24th September 2019, [Read More]

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Court decision should not cloud Brexit validity – OP-ed

Federation of International Employers: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: When the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced that he was going to give the UK people a chance to vote in a referendum, it was clearly on the basis of his negotiations with the EU about several special concessions [Read More]

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Why is Africa Poor? Op-ed

Federation of International Employers: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Most African countries have vast mineral resources, a rapidly growing population that is increasingly well-educated, and have been the recipients of a huge amount of development aid. Why then do most of them continue to be amongst the most poverty-stricken [Read More]

Politics

What the newspapers say in Sierra Leone today?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Newspapers in Sierra Leone today, offer a broad coverage of some of the economic, political and social issues facing the country. Stories covered, range from the suspension of Sierra Leone by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for non-payment of subscription; questioning of the government about [Read More]

Politics

South Africa’s Afrophobia: Colonial imprints, self-hate and the urgent need for black consciousness

Alhaji U. N’jai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019: What is happening today in South Africa with attacks on fellow Africans will have Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Steve Biko, Mangaliso Sobukwe, and Chris Hani turning in their graves. At the height of the anti- apartheid struggle in South Africa, [Read More]

Politics

Make no mistake – our political landscape has not changed

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: 17 September 2019: It is slightly difficult to disentangle the signal from the cacophony on the socio-economic hardship and the guerrilla warfare of Sierra Leone’s politics. However, the predatory form of politics which stimulates its own spin and sound-bites is gradually taking over an entirely complex story [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Ombudsman engages citizens in the provinces

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2019: The Ombudsman of Sierra Leone – Mr. Leon Jenkins-Johnston and his team, will travel to various districts in the provinces, starting from tomorrow Tuesday, 17th September to Wednesday 25th September 2019. The purpose of the visit is to give opportunity to the people in [Read More]

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Cost of growth takes just a small act of violence

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2019: Sierra Leone’s modern day history will never be complete without a mention of our passing acquaintance with violence. But this is not to give the impression that we are a violent nation or people; nor is it aimed at minimising the effect [Read More]