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President Bio speaks at Sierra Leone’s Bintumani Three peace conference

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2019: Sierra Leone’s national peace and cohesion conference, dubbed by president Bio as Bintumani Three has kicked off this morning to a good start, with speeches by representatives of various facets of society. But it is the president’s keynote statement, marking the opening of the [Read More]

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APC explains why it will not take part in Bintumani 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2019: All roads in Freetown lead to the Bintumani peace conference today, Thursday 23rd May, 2019, where politicians, religious leaders, civil society groups, representatives of the international community, and other stakeholders will take part in discussions about Sierra Leone’s chequered peace building efforts that many [Read More]

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NGC will take part in Bintumani three – but has ideas of its own for nation building

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2019: The National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, led by the former UN executive – Dr Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, who is now an elected member of parliament representing one of the four constituencies in the Kambia district, held a press conference today to discuss the Bintumani [Read More]

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Opposition parties say No to Sierra Leone national peace conference  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2019: A national two-day peace and reconciliation conference scheduled by Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio to commence 23rd May, has been voted down by the country’s main opposition APC party, at a meeting of its national executives, parliamentarians, mayors, chiefs, former ministers and other [Read More]

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Bintumani-III: Transforming Bio-blunder into Bio-700-carat diamond

Oswald Hanciles: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2019: Bintumani-III (B-3) will debut this week. It’s a fait accompli. To me, the timing of it is another political and public relations blunder by the Bio Administration. It reeks of political capitulation to the majority party in Parliament, the APC – by the SLPP [Read More]

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Why Sierra Leoneans should give Bintumani 3 Conference a chance

Hon. Habib Bakarr Munda: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2019: Both Bintumani One and Two were contentious. The former was a demand by citizens for the National Provisionary Ruling Council (NPRC) administration to negotiate peace with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), as citizens had lost trust in the military to [Read More]

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President Bio meets Krio Descendants Union at State House

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2019: After several weeks of anger and frustration felt across the Krio community in Freetown over accusations of forceful land grabbing by the ministry of lands, president Julius Maada Bio yesterday met with representatives of the Krio Descendant Union (KDU) at State House. According to [Read More]