Politics

The retired Brigadier is holding SLPP to ransom – at what cost?

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2015 The defeat that the SLPP suffered over the weekend in the By-Elections is entirely due to Maada Bio’s subjugation of the national interest and party’s interest to his thirst for power. Since becoming the flagbearer, the SLPP wittingly or unwittingly have allowed [Read More]

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President Koroma is an effective leader says Maada Bio at State House  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2015 Julius Maada Bio – the 2012 presidential candidate for the Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP), returned home yesterday, 11th October, after pursuing his doctoral studies at the Bradford University in the UK. But it is not certain whether he has finally completed and obtained [Read More]

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Political interference in Sierra Leone Supreme Court ruling?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 September 2015: There was drama in the corridors of Sierra Leone’s Supreme Court in Freetown yesterday, after the marathon reading of judgement by the five Supreme Court Judges, in the constitutional case involving the former vice president Sam Sumana and president Koroma. And it is not yet [Read More]

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I promise to offer a disciplined leadership – says Maada Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2015: Former head of state and 2012 presidential candidate of the SLPP, Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio, has told radio listeners in Sierra Leone that SLPP must develop the country for ordinary people. Speaking from London in a radio interview on Kiss 104 FM on [Read More]

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State of emergency debate – SLPP made us proud – but what next?

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2015 Whatever our views about the internal bickering in the SLPP, the party press statement dated Tuesday 28th July 2015 and the subsequent letter to the Speaker of Parliament, expressing the party’s opposition to an extension of the then state of emergency, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s presidential hot favourite – Yumkella wins hearts and minds in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2015 The Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella (KKY) UK tour, which saw thousands of Sierra Leoneans turned out to meet the former UN man in Reading and Manchester, came to a grand finale last Sunday, at the Bacon’s College Hall in South London. Hundreds of people queued [Read More]

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A new horizon beckons for Dr. Yumkella as countdown begins

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 June 2015 In less than ten weeks, Dr Kandeh Yumkella will be leaving the United Nations to return to his native Sierra Leone, to help the country in its post-Ebola recovery. This is certainly going to be a national challenge for which, president Koroma will be [Read More]

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Corruption in Sierra Leone – Koroma’s parliamentary kangaroo court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 June 2015 On Wednesday, 27th May 2015, the Pan African Parliament (PAP), which many in the continent regard as a useless and toothless bloated bulldog, elected the minority leader of Sierra Leone’s parliament – Bernadette Lahai of the opposition SLPP as its vice president. To do [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Foreign Minister Samura Kamara must quit his job

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2015 The campaign bells are silent and the town criers have all gone home. Now its time for a reality check and search for an answer as to why Sierra Leone’s foreign minister Samura Kamara, failed to convince the Board of the African Development Bank [Read More]