Economy & Business

The economic failures of the APC government of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2016 Lusine Kallon (Photo: Years of waste accumulation in a slum in the capital Freetown)  After nine years in power, the ruling APC’s economic mismanagement and bad policies have become the root cause of the country’s poor economic performance and the hardship suffered by the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone head of police strongly refutes reports of ritual murders

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2016 Two weeks ago there were frenzied reports of an alarming rise in the number of ritualistic murders in Sierra Leone, especially of children as young as five and six. Even more disturbing are the gruesome photos published on social media and circulated globally, purporting [Read More]

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Criminalisation of critical thinking in Sierra Leone

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 October 2016 “Development is a tough process and prosperity does not come on a silver platter. These two things require effective collaboration and perseverance, not layback theoretical prescriptions and half-hearted political grandstanding.” That was President Ernest Koroma speaking at the official launching of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Condition of Sierra Leone’s road networks after spending hundreds of millions of dollars – A Report by Mamba TV

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2016 One of Sierra Leone’s longstanding challenges is the deplorable state of the country’s road infrastructure. Successive governments have struggled to address this pressing need with mixed results. (Photo: Kenema – Hangha Road). Movement across the country, especially during the rainy season becomes treacherous. As [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – governance and the political will to fight corruption

John Baimba Sesay – China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2016 We do have challenges as a country, but we have come a long way. One area is the fight against corruption. President Ernest Koroma came in 2007 with the commitment to stepping up the fight against corruption. His Success [Read More]

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Eye witness account of attempted kidnapping of a child in Sierra Leone for ritual murder

Aruna Turay (Local Journalist in Freetown) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2016 While sceptics and doubters, including senior government ministers are questioning the authenticity of the growing reports and gruesome pictures of young children murdered for ritual purposes in Sierra Leone, what is not in dispute are the accounts of [Read More]

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Alarming rise in child ritual murder in Sierra Leone as government withholds funding of children’s services

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2016 In the last few days there has been an alarming and sickening increase in the number of reported and unconfirmed cases of young children’s mutilated bodies found in various parts of Sierra Leone. (Photo: Some of the alleged murderers caught with body parts by [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – When bush is on fire – grasshoppers never wait to say goodbye

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2016 I have just come back from a West African tour, to the increasing discourse about the national economic realities facing Sierra Leone, as our hustlers’ paradise begin to unravel. That mighty white elephant in the room that some of us had [Read More]

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British funded access to education is to benefit 200,000 girls in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2016 Education, education, education – many commentators in Africa say is the panacea for ridding Africa of poverty, poor health, squalor, social inequality, and political marginalisation. And for poorer countries like Sierra Leone, what is obvious is that after decades of massive under-funding and lack [Read More]