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“We need investments in critical sectors” President Bio tells a group of politicians in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2022: President Bio spoke to a small group of politicians in the upper house of the UK  Parliament – the House of Lords yesterday, along with the actor – Idris Elba, who along with the African Leadership Magazine were instrumental in organising the president’s visit [Read More]

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President Bio calls on Europe for more economic support for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2022: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone is once again being criticised at home for his ‘love affair’ with flying out of the country, at a time when millions of citizens are facing starvation due to food shortages. Crirics say that whilst the President [Read More]

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President Bio Swears in 261 Justices of the Peace and assures of government’s commitment to justice sector reforms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: Yesterday Wednesday, President Bio presided over the swearing-in of 261 Justices of the Peace, JPs at State House, after they were recommended as Sierra Leoneans with distinguished records of serving their respective communities across the country.  The JPs will work in local courts to [Read More]

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US Millennium Challenge Corporation is undermining democracy, human rights, justice and peace in Sierra Leone – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: African governments are characterized by inefficiency, corruption, and instability. This, plus colonialism and neo-colonialism, have contributed to placing Africa at the bottom of the world economic order. While this state of affairs is untenable, we see also that Western nations want the [Read More]

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New report calls for more electoral reforms in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: The Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) last week launched a study report entitled, “A Review of the Administration of Electoral Justice in Sierra Leone: Challenges and Opportunities for Reforms”. Funded by the Irish Embassy, the study report provides an assessment of [Read More]

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Delivering an African agenda at an African COP

Jean-Paul Adam: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2022: Environmental activists carrying placards protest calling for action on climate change, in Nairobi on September 20, 2019 (Photo above). We are all hoping that Africa’s COP can be a pivotal moment in bringing certainty on climate action. But can the climate emergency [Read More]

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You can’t keep a good woman like Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr down – Op ed

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2022: Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyer has returned to Sierra Leone following her attendance at COP27, where she represented Freetown and Sierra Leone on the World Stage. Her presence at COP27 was significant, given President Bio’s absence at this major world summit, which is focused [Read More]

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Prosecution’s case against Mayor Aki-Sawyerr unravels as trial continues

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 November 2022: Yesterday, Wednesday 2nd November 2022, Court No1, Pademba Road was subjected to another circus, as Julius Maada Bio’s government continues its scorched earth policy to drag all our institutions down with his massively unpopular government, which is staring defeat as we approach [Read More]

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Rebuild and strengthen Sierra Leone’s armed forces – strong fences make good neighbours

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 November 2022: After the tribalistic bigot Maada Bio is removed, because he is not fit to lead such a massive national  process, the next President of Sierra Leone should think seriously about rebuilding and strengthening the Sierra Leone armed forces. We have been giving [Read More]