Economy - Business & Environment

President Koroma slashes government spending amid fears of an economic meltdown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2016 President Koroma and his ruling APC party ministers, yesterday decided to ditch their 2016 Budget and Spending Plans, after realising that the government’s coffers is now virtually empty. For a government that two weeks ago, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on sending the [Read More]

News in Perspective

Sierra Leone parliamentarians still refusing to account for public funds

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 October 2016 Millions of dollars of donor funds granted to parliamentarians in Sierra Leone, cannot be accounted for. Can Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission step into the country’s parliament to demand that elected members whose behaviours are now being called into question, some say dishonourable, must be [Read More]

Editorial

Lack of political will to implement the Right to Access Information Law in Sierra Leone

SOCIETY for Democratic Initiatives (SDI) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2016 SOCIETY for Democratic Initiatives (SDI) commemorates the Universal Access to Information Day, joining hundreds of organizations around the world. To mark this day, SDI published a report titled ‘The State of  Access to Information Law Implementation in Sierra Leone [Read More]

News in Perspective

America extends immigration status for Sierra Leonean and Liberian citizens

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 October 2016 Less than a week after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Jeh Johnson re-authorized an extension of six months Temporary Protected Status (TPS) assigned to Ebola Affected Countries namely Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Wednesday [Read More]