Politics

Another weekend retreat for president Bio and ministers to review progress

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2020: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, along with his ministers are on a two day retreat to discuss and review the government’s performance in achieving the targets it had set itself for the period April 2018 to January 2020. The retreat is organised [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government must come clean on the missing Chinese rice saga – says NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2020: Yesterday, the opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party in Sierra Leone held its third press briefing in the country’s capital Freetown to discuss the thoughts and opinions of its leadership, on the 2018 Auditor General’s report into the government’s management of the country’s finances [Read More]

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I am not afraid of the COI White Paper – says Dr Samura Kamara

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2020: The 2018 presidential flagbearer of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Dr Samura Kamara, has told Awoko that his 30 plus years in government can speak for itself. Speaking from his Wellington Street office in Freetown, the presidential aspirant  said he has worked under several [Read More]

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Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex visiting Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex will visit Sierra Leone from Wednesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd January 2020. The Countess will undertake a programme of engagements in Freetown, focusing on addressing sexual and gender based violence, supporting survivors, and championing women’s role in [Read More]

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Female paramount chief in Sierra Leone subjected to horrific gender based attack

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: President Bio’s fight against gender-based violence has taken a big knock, following reports of the paramount chief of Bonthe – Madam Melrose Foster Gberie, subjected to horrific gender based violence at her home in Bonthe which is the homeland of president Julius Maada Bio,. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s ACFA former president will spend tonight in police cell

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19th January 2020: Reliable sources from the Ross Road Police station in Freetown, has confirmed to me that the former President of the Association of Clearing and Forwarding SL (ACFA) – Mr. Abdul Akim Bangura (Photo above – seen in the middle – wearing [Read More]

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ECOWAS and UN restate commitment to peace, security and stability in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2020: The United Nations (UN) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have restated their commitment to the consolidation of efforts aimed at fostering peace, security and stability of West Africa. The Commitment was given by both parties on the 16th of January, [Read More]

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President Bio exudes statesmanship in Abu Dhabi as political sparks fly at home

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2020: Why is it that whenever there is political violence in Freetown, the president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio is out of the country? Does this mean that those left behind to hold the reins of power are clueless about leadership and governance, [Read More]

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Sincere ignorance – The high cost and threat to peace in Sierra Leone

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2020: “Security Alert – U.S. Embassy (Freetown, Sierra Leone) (January 14, 2020). Location: Brookfields, Freetown. “Event: Reports indicate there are currently violent confrontations between APC and SLPP supporters near APC headquarters in Brookfields. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area today. Additionally, [Read More]