News in Perspective

All change in Freetown as UN closes office and IMATT becomes ISAT

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2013 Ten years of civil war in Sierra Leone took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, leaving more than 5,000 amputees, whose lives have been shattered. And as evil and terror were unleashed on a population of 5 million, few ever believed [Read More]

News in Perspective

ECOWAS talking tough on West Africa’s energy needs

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2013 ECOWAS is working with stakeholders to improve access to energy in the region, which is currently under 50 percent, an official of the regional organization has affirmed. Briefing visiting President of the ECOWAS Commission, His Excellency Kadre Desire Ouédraogo in Praia, last week, [Read More]

News in Perspective

Minister Alpha Kanu lauds President Koroma’s visit to White House

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2013 Dennis Kabatto President Ernest Koroma’s invitation to the White House, joining three other African heads of state – Cape Verde, Malawi and Senegal, to discuss democracy and economic opportunities with President Obama is causing a stir. Critics say that president Obama is likely [Read More]

News in Perspective

Privatisation of Freetown International Airport is good for the country

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2013 Three years ago, the Sierra Leone Telegraph called for the privatisation of the management of facilities at the country’s international Airport. Crime, corruption, low staff morale and disrepair, had made the airport unwelcoming and unsafe for passengers. (Photo: Lungi Airport under refurbishment). Although president [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leone’s decentralization programme – are we getting there?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2013 The end of the war in Sierra Leone in 2001, saw the introduction of a plethora of initiatives and strategies aimed at building and consolidating the peace. But perhaps the most profound of  policies aimed at returning the country to a democratically governed [Read More]