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Journalists in Sierra Leone drag to court by government for so called seditious libel  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2017 Four journalists in Sierra Leone working for two popular newspapers – Salone Times and New Age publications respectively, will tomorrow appear in magistrate court in Freetown, to answer charges of fourteen counts of seditious and criminal libel, brought by the government’s National Telecommunications Commission [Read More]

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Is president Koroma of Sierra Leone boycotting the UN General Assembly?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2017 Since the announcement of president Koroma’s decision not to attend this year’s United Nations General Assembly Summit, taking place in New York, chins have been wagging and the political rumour mill has been running on overdrive. Many in Sierra Leone believe that the reason [Read More]

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President Ernest Koroma of Sierra Leone at crossroads

Or-man from Bombali Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2017 I was just thinking today that this 2018 election cycle is much different from the Tejan Kabbah-led SLPP election cycle of 2007. Two years to the elections in 2005, the SLPP held their convention and elected their flag bearer – a [Read More]

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Human Rights group calls on government of Sierra Leone to treat female prisoners humanely

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2017 The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) is calling on the Government of Sierra Leone to curtail the continued unlawful, arbitrary and unjustifiable detention of over 20 innocent Sierra Leonean female citizens by the criminal justice system. CHRDI has been informed that some [Read More]

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SLPP to choose leadership team 2018 for State House

Pastor Mohamed Sesay Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 Today Friday 15th September 2017, marks the first step in the thousand miles journey of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) to State House. This day is decision making day. A day when the party will be electing its [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government confirms suspension of US visas for immigration and foreign ministry officials

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 Sierra Leone’s presidential spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay confirmed on Wednesday that the United States has placed restrictions on business and tourism visas on Sierra Leone immigration and foreign affairs ministry officials. The Trump administration visa restrictions on four African and Asian countries – [Read More]

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Democratic breakthroughs in Africa – time to celebrate but worries still linger

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 The UN has declared September 15 as the International Day of Democracy. The idea is to review the state of democracy in the world. According to Nic Cheeseman, Africa is in much better shape than it’s ever been but it’s not all positive as [Read More]

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Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2017 Many in Liberia and across the continent would be shocked to learn that Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s record on women’s issues is not so wonderful as expected. In the twelve years since she became Africa’s first elected female leader, she’s been repeatedly hailed [Read More]

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More accolades for Sierra Leone’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice – Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2017 Sierra Leone’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice – Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara yesterday Sunday 10th, September 2017, joined Chief Justice Abdullai Hamid Charm in celebrating the Annual Judicial Service Day at the St. George’s Cathedral, Freetown. And on Saturday, 9th September 2017, the Attorney-General and [Read More]