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Civil society groups in Sierra Leone urged to join campaign to hold parliamentarians accountable

Abdul M Fatoma – Chief Executive CHRDI Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2016 We in the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) once again, want to remind Members of the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone that, the country’s Accountant General’s Office uses taxpayers’ money to support the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone parliamentarians failing to account for millions of dollars received annually

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2016 Few people in Sierra Leone trust their elected representatives. The reasons – dereliction of duty, corruption, misappropriation of funds and abuse of power. Never before has confidence in the country’s public officials generally dropped so low. While this view may be one of perception [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential aspirant Yumkella meets US lawmakers

N’Karimu Kamara Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 July 2016 Sierra Leone’s presidential hopeful, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella has in the last week travelled to Europe and the United States, where he met with the Republican Senator of Arkansas – John Boozman and his staff. They discussed various issues, including the economic and political [Read More]

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President of Sierra Leone bans peaceful protests as tension rises over poverty

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 May 2016 President Koroma has today issued what has been described by critics as a tyrannical presidential order, banning all street protests heading towards State House. This order comes as tension rises in the capital, amid growing social and economic discontent. The worsening water and electricity [Read More]

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Why president Koroma must resign or be impeached

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 April 2016 It is now two days since serious allegations were made about president Koroma’s real connection with the Panama corruption papers, following the publication of information concerning Koidu Holdings by Bloomberg on its website. (Photo: Poverty-stricken Freetown suburbs). It is alleged that president Koroma is [Read More]

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Big ministerial shakeup in Sierra Leone government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 March 2016 The people of Sierra Leone have this morning woken up to a new line-up of government ministers. Yesterday president Koroma decided to relieve several old and trusted political allies in his government, and has brought in an army of inexperienced, though slightly more youthful [Read More]

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Presidential hopeful Alie Kabba leads the voice of opposition in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 February 2016 After weeks of silence, since the conclusion of magistrate court’s preliminary hearings in Freetown, that have now been committed to the High Court, Dr. Alie Kabba (Photo) has spoken. He refuses to be muzzled. Writing to supporters and well-wishers in Sierra Leone and all [Read More]

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SLPP UKI secretary general gives an account of yesterday’s proceedings

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2016   The SLPP UKI branch is today counting the cost of yesterday’s attempt by a few members of the party to sabotage the general meeting of members held in London. And as recriminations and counter arguments continue as to where the blame lies for [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Ambassador bid farewell to a job he never occupied

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2016: There are many forms of corruption and abuse of office in Sierra Leone, but this must go down in history as one of the most bizarre. Here you have Sierra Leone’s ambassador to Ghana – Osman Yassaneh, also acting as the Secretary General of [Read More]