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President Bio makes further public appointments – out with the old – in with the new

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2018: President Bio has been heavily criticised by the opposition APC for replacing dozens of senior public officials previously appointed by former president Koroma to serve in his government, many of whom are either card carriers of the APC party or patrons and financial and [Read More]

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President Bio’s government presenting its first 100 days performance in office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 July 2018: There are mixed opinions about the performance of president Julius Maada Bio’s government, after one hundred days in office. While supporters of the government say that president Bio has performed remarkably well in its first one hundred days amidst difficult circumstances, especially after inheriting [Read More]

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Parliament unanimously approves president Bio’s government first budget

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 July 2018: On the eve of celebrating their first 100 days in office, president Julius Maada Bio and his ministers yesterday, Friday 13 July, scored a massive vote of confidence from MPs across the political divide, after finance minister Saffa had presented the government’s first budget [Read More]

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You cannot institutionalise corruption yesterday and weaponise it today

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: The Government Transitional Team report (GTT) is out. President Bio has promised to implement the recommendations of the 124-page report. He has directed the Attorney General and Minister of justice to establish a judge-led Commission of Inquiry which should consist of a [Read More]

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Governance Transition report – Is Sierra Leone a vampire state?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: “Many African countries are “vampire” states, their governments hijacked by gangsters who use the instruments of the state to enrich themselves and their cronies. In Africa, the richest people are heads of state and ministers. “They destroy wealth rather than encourage investment, [Read More]

Education and Health

Students in Sierra Leone will no longer pay for university application forms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2018: Gaining university entrance in Sierra Leone is a very costly business for thousands of students and parents across the country, the majority of whom – over 80%, are either unemployed or living well below the poverty line. When the cost of tuition fees is [Read More]

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Global Fund helping to save lives and build Sierra Leone’s health infrastructure

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2018: The Global Fund partnership is putting a sharper focus on challenging operating environments such as Sierra Leone, to improve the effectiveness of health investments and reach key populations. During the peak of the Ebola outbreak, the Global Fund mobilized an emergency fund to support [Read More]

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Sierra Leone parliament ratifies $59 million loan to improve electricity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2018: Parliament of Sierra Leone last Tuesday 10th July 2018, ratified a $59 Million finance loan agreement, which had previously been signed by the former Koroma led APC government and the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), to improve access to electricity supply at a [Read More]

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Thoughts on the Sierra Leone Governance Transition Report

Dr. Lans Gberie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2018: Strong reactions have understandably accompanied the release, on 4 July, of the Governance Transition Team’s (GTT) report. This is predictable. The charmed circle of political elite in Sierra Leone is an intimate one, and the unspoken rule has always been ‘speak [Read More]

Education and Health

Global Fund helping to save lives and build Sierra Leone’s health infrastructure

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2018: The Global Fund partnership is putting a sharper focus on challenging operating environments such as Sierra Leone, to improve the effectiveness of health investments and reach key populations. During the peak of the Ebola outbreak, the Global Fund mobilized an emergency fund to support [Read More]

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Sierra Leone parliament ratifies $59 million loan to improve electricity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2018: Parliament of Sierra Leone last Tuesday 10th July 2018, ratified a $59 Million finance loan agreement, which had previously been signed by the former Koroma led APC government and the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), to improve access to electricity supply at a [Read More]

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