News in Perspective

Sierra Leone is losing over one hundred million dollars from its fishing industry

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 February 2016   Every year the government of Sierra Leone loses over one hundred million dollars in revenue from the country’s vastly rich fishing sector, because of poor governance, weak surveillance and monitoring systems, poor procurement arrangements and corruption. Foreign fishing companies are depriving the country [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone opposition politician Alie Kabba’s surprised court appearance today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 February 2016 Sierra Leone’s opposition politician and presidential aspirant – Alie Kabba (Photo: In green, white and blue tie), whom his supporters say is the country’s most outspoken opposition leader, appeared today at the High Court, two days earlier than had been expected. He has been [Read More]

News in Perspective

Scottish police may face prosecution over death of Sierra Leonean – Sheku Bayoh

Culled from the Scottish Herald Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 February 2016 A new investigation into Police Scotland over the death of a man in custody is being considered by prosecutors. The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) said it has entered talks with the Health and Safety Executive over [Read More]

News in Perspective

No warrant for the arrest of Alie Kabba – says Sierra Leone Attorney General

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2016 There was frenzy across Sierra Leone’s social media last night, after an unconfirmed report about the imminent arrest of opposition politician – Dr. Alie Kabba (Photo) by the government of Sierra Leone, in advance of his appearance at the High Court in Freetown next [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone ruling APC’s master plan for the 2018 elections exposed?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2016 Four years ago, Sierra Leone’s ruling APC concocted a new elections strategy they say was their winning formula for the 2012 elections. It was called ‘four-for-four’. In Sierra Leone there are four levels of elections, hence the aptly named ‘four-for-four’ campaign slogan was adopted [Read More]

Education and Health

Female circumcision – women must have the right to choose – says Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 February 2015 Recently, a senior minister in the Koroma government of Sierra Leone – the Minister of Gender and Social Welfare – Moijueh Kaikai, said unequivocally that female circumcision will not be abolished, echoing the views of most politicians,and perhaps that of millions of people up [Read More]

News in Perspective

London Town Hall meeting calls for end to victimisation of Alie Kabba in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2016 Yesterday Saturday, 6th February, 2016 was a special day in the south-eastern Borough of Southwark in London, where members of the Friends of Alie Kabba Campaign Group – UK & Ireland, gathered for a town hall meeting. It was a political meeting like no [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone’s new attorney-general publishes first month performance report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 February 2016     The office of the attorney general and minister of justice of Sierra Leone, today informed the Sierra Leone Telegraph that after just thirty days of being appointed to head that office, Joseph Kamara (Photo), has accelerated access to justice in the country. [Read More]

Editorial

Global human rights groups call on president Koroma to sign abortion bill

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 February 2016 Today, 4th of February, 2016, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and five Sierra Leonean rights groups sent a letter to the President of Sierra Leone, urging him to sign the abortion bill passed by Parliament in December 2015. This new law when signed by president Koroma, [Read More]