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President Koroma speaks to the nation: Is this his last after five years in power?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2012 Last Friday, 27 April 2012, the president of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma , possibly delivered his last independence anniversary broadcast to the people, after five years in power. Yet, he sounded more like a general preparing for battle at the polls in [Read More]

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Justice at last for the people of Sierra Leone – Charles Taylor is found guilty of war crimes

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 April 2012: Throughout the course of human history, there has been a handful of very bad men who have done very bad things to humanity, and today, Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia has won his place in the annals of the world’s most wicked and [Read More]

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The unstoppable popularity of SLPP’s presidential candidate – Mr. Julius Maada Bio

Sheku Lexmond Koroma Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 April 2012 My recent visit to our beloved Sierra Leone has left me convinced that, our people have fully understood and accepted the ‘New Direction’ vision of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), as the only viable way forward for our country.    What [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s persistent poverty breeds malcontent and could undo all the successes of the last years

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 March 2012: The name Michael Schulenburg does not resonate well amongst senior ministers and APC party rank and file, who have not only declared the UN diplomat – persona non grata in Sierra Leone, but regard him as public enemy number one. Like his predecessor – [Read More]

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Why PMDC opposition leader – Charles Margai must not enter into another electoral pact with President Koroma

Mohamed Kutubu Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2012: The US Republican presidential primaries and the second round of the presidential election in Senegal, have both given me enough reasons to believe that President Ernest Koroma is going to be defeated at the November polls in Sierra Leone. Ernest Bai Korma [Read More]

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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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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]