ECOWAS Election Observer Mission ends observation mandate – now the task of preventive diplomacy begins

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2023: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mandate of elections observation in Nigeria ended yesterday, after closing of polls. And now the hard task of conducting “Preventive Diplomacy” has started, led by Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma. This [Read More]

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Violence in Freetown as police fire bullets and tear gas at crowds celebrating the return of APC presidential candidate

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2023: Several opposition supporters have been seriously injured, including the newly elected National Secretary General of Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC party – Lansana Dumbuya and his driver, when heavily armed soldiers stopped their vehicle in a convey carrying the party’s newly elected presidential candidate [Read More]


We will not be defined by epidemics and pandemics – Sierra Leone’s President Bio tells High-Level Africa-CDC Forum

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2023: Speaking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yesterday Saturday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio shared Sierra Leone’s experience with Ebola, successes with Covid-19 and efforts at creating public health agencies and using early warning systems. “The main lesson for us in Sierra Leone is a clear [Read More]