Politics

APC panics in the face of diplomatic onslaught by the opposition SLPP

Sheku Lexmond Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2012: The government of President Ernest Koroma is in a state of panic in the face of the action taken by the opposition SLPP to cease the diplomatic initiative and engage the British government, which has exposed and drawn the attention of the [Read More]

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Judgement day for West Africa’s war lord – Charles Taylor

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 March 2012: Judgement in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will take place on 26 April 2012, in accordance with a Scheduling Order issued today by Trial Chamber II. The Judgement will be delivered at 11:00 a.m. in a courtroom belonging to the Special [Read More]

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Koroma’s decision to militarise Sierra Leone ahead of elections is a regional threat

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 March 2012: A high-powered delegation of the Executive Committee of the UK and Ireland Branch of the Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP), met with the British Deputy Prime Minister – Rt. Honourable Nick Clegg MP and other British government officials on Tuesday, 28 February, 2012. The [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora celebrate the Black Loyalists’ founding of Freetown

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 February 2012 Organizers of the ‘Sierra Leone Black Loyalists’ celebrations are elated over the massive turnout of Sierra Leoneans, who thronged the Busboys & Poets Café in Washington, DC, for what they called a first of its kind commemoration of Sierra Leonean and African American [Read More]

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March 2009 – Remembering SLPP’s victims of political violence and the disturbing legacy of president Koroma’s APC

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2012: For the past three or more weeks, our political discourse has been overshadowed by one evil: political violence. Understandably, most well-meaning Sierra Leoneans have been appalled by the re-surfacing of the spate of political violence, as we continue to live with [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – bad politicians and the imperilled state

Alpha Kawusu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2012: Recent developments in Sierra Leone have not only raised questions about the country’s commitment to democracy, but have actually once again put at risk, that dreadful possibility of disintegrating into chaos and anarchy. Putting it differently, Sierra Leone has once more become [Read More]

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Ten reasons why President Koroma is ‘best’ president Sierra Leone has had

Austin Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2012: I want to agree with president Koroma’s supporters that we need to give him a second term in office, as according to them; “he is the best leader Sierra Leone has ever produced.” In just four years in office as president he has [Read More]

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Welcome 2012 – the need for a “New Direction” in Sierra Leone

Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 January 2012  Sierra Leoneans woke up on Sunday, 1st January 2012 to welcome the most crucial and momentous year since the end of the rebel war. For the first time in our budding democracy, the 2012 elections will focus on issues and personalities rather [Read More]

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World Bank investing $26 million to improve delivery of vital local services in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2011:   Since the enactment of the 2004 Local Government Act, which devolves power to Local Councils in Sierra Leone, for the delivery of basic services such as education, health, water supply and solid waste management, successive governments in Freetown have failed woefully to provide [Read More]