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Human rights group calls for Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission to be more effective

CHRDI Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 January 2017 The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International-CHRDI welcomes the invitation for a genuine and transparent partnership to fight against graft in Sierra Leone. This is a call that has been made by many Sierra Leoneans who reacted to our Press Release in [Read More]

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Senior SLPP national executives fallen on their swords as balance of power shifts

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 January 2017 There has been a seismic shift in power in the National Executive Council (NEC) of Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP party tonight, after the council voted at its meeting in the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown to expel and suspend some of its most [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s social welfare minister Blyden sets standard of transparency, openness and accountability

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2016 Few ministers, if any in Sierra Leone – including the president, have gone all out to ensure that as a matter of duty they routinely inform their paymaster the tax payer about their daily work activity. But as many Sierra Leoneans would admit, only [Read More]

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Will the Sierra Leone opposition SLPP party survive its latest knockout blow?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2016 The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is in the habit of knocking itself out every now and again – a habit it has come to perfect, since losing the 2007 elections. But will it recover from yesterday’s bout with its own demon? Yesterday’s resolution [Read More]

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Sierra Leone opposition SLPP must unite now for the good of the country

Alie Kabba – presidential aspirant for the 2018 elections Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2016 When ever a reigning party is found as wanting as it is now evident in Sierra Leone, the clarion call for a change in direction grows louder as things get fouler in the country. It [Read More]

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Bio writes chairman and leader of Sierra Leone opposition SLPP – chief Kapen

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 December 2016   Dear Chief Kapen, Conduct of Lower Level Elections and the Role and Composition of 10-Man Committee Let me start by thanking your administration for all the efforts made to conduct lower level elections amidst some challenges. I am pleased about the Rules and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone ruling APC party is dragging the country to hell – says Alie Kabba

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2016 The streets of Freetown and other major towns and cities across Sierra Leone remain tense, as the people of Sierra Leone react to the government’s announcement last week to remove the subsidy that has for several years, helped to cushion the poor from the [Read More]

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South Africa’s Zuma’s downfall – a lesson for president Koroma of Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2016 Elections are due in Sierra Leone in February 2018. The people of Sierra Leone are yearning for change. President Koroma and his ruling APC will face an electorate that has seen their fortunes, hopes of economic prosperity and improved standard of living dashed. With [Read More]

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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]