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Sierra Leone lacks proper arrangement for monitoring development programmes – says president Koroma

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2016 All eyes were on Port Loko town yesterday Saturday, 30th July 2016, where president Koroma and his ruling APC party summoned cabinet ministers, senior civil servants and heads of government departments and parastatals, to discuss what State House described as the lack of international [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone parliamentarians failing to account for millions of dollars received annually

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2016 Few people in Sierra Leone trust their elected representatives. The reasons – dereliction of duty, corruption, misappropriation of funds and abuse of power. Never before has confidence in the country’s public officials generally dropped so low. While this view may be one of perception [Read More]

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New corruption allegations in Sierra Leone implicate timbergate indictee – Momoh Konte

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2016 A letter believed to have been sent to Sierra Leone’s speaker of parliament for investigation, is accusing the chairman of the commission responsible for monitoring and supervision of the country’s telecommunication industry – Momoh Konte (Photo), of massive corruption. If these allegations are true, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Attorney General is recovering well after road accident

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2016 Three days ago, Sierra Leone’s attorney general and minister of justice – Joseph Kamara was involved in a serious road accident on the Masiaka-Lunsar Highway, in the north of the country. The vehicle in which he was driving from the capital Freetown to Makeni, [Read More]

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Gender based violence in Sierra Leone – ministry of social welfare stands firm

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2016 Sierra Leone has been classed as one of the top 50 most peaceful nations in the world, in the latest Global Peace Index report, with Denmark, Austria, Portugal, and New Zealand topping the list, whilst Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Iraq trail at the bottom for obvious reasons – war and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential aspirant – Jonathan Tengbe storms America

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2016 Dr. Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe, one of Sierra Leone’s main opposition SLPP’s aspiring candidates for the presidency at the 2018 elections, took America by storm after landing in New York on Friday, 15th July, 2016, from Qatar where he currently works. (Photo: Grey suited Dr. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Attorney General and presidential hopeful Joseph Kamara in a serious road accident

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2016 A serious road accident occurred this afternoon on the Masiaka-Lunsar Highway in the north of Sierra Leone, involving the vehicle in which the country’s attorney general and minister of justice – Joseph Kamara was travelling. It is understood that his vehicle collided head on [Read More]

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Sierra Leone social welfare minister Blyden calls on police to investigate criminal conspiracy to defraud donor funds

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 July 2016 Sierra Leone’s minister for social welfare and children’s affairs – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, previously known for her investigative journalism at the Awareness Times newspaper in Freetown, is now putting her journalistic craft to work to clean up one of the most corrupt ministries [Read More]

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Sierra Leone agriculture minister rationalising government’s farming strategy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2016 Sierra Leone’s minister of agriculture, forestry and food security – professor Monty Jones, this week addressed local media in Freetown, about his plans to transform the country’s politically controversial Agricultural Business Centres (ABCs). According to the ministry’s communication unit, the minister outlined some of [Read More]