Education and Health

Blood transfusions gone bad – the new healthcare concern in Sierra Leone?

Mohamed Cozie Kosia Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2017 Recent spike in deaths at Choithram Memorial Hospital due to negative blood transfusion reactions is a major concern. During discussions with friends about the passing of relatives, I kept hearing stories about other people who had negative reactions to blood transfusion [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone’s Women Forum Secretary General heads to High Level African Women Leaders meeting in New York

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2018 Mrs. Gladys Hastings Spaine, the elected Secretary-General of the Women’s Forum of Sierra Leone is today flying out of Sierra Leone to attend the “High-Level Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation.” The Forum is scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New [Read More]

Election Watch

SLPP must urgently conduct a re-run of all thirty-nine disputed constituency elections – says Dr Tengbe

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2017 Although presidential and general elections are less than ten months away, neither of Sierra Leone’s two main political parties – the APC and SLPP, are anywhere closer to announcing the name of their respective presidential candidate. Both parties are locked in fierce internal divisions [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Growth prospects for the Guinean economy remain favourable – currently at 6.7 percent – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2017 An IMF staff team led by Giorgia Albertin visited Conakry from May 15 to 25, 2017, to discuss recent economic and financial developments and Guinea’s economic prospects. The team prepared the ground for a future visit for the negotiation of a new IMF-supported program. [Read More]

Education and Health

Bondo leaders vow to uphold government policy on protecting girls

Salaam Deen Bundu Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2017 Hundreds of female leaders (Soweys) of the sacred and highly respected secret, all-female Bondo Society, converged in Waterloo last Friday, 19th May 2017, to perform traditional rites for the unveiling of newly initiated Sowey leaders. The mammoth gathering of ‘Soweys’ from [Read More]

In Focus

Poverty in Sierra Leone – ruling APC’s shameless and uncaring display of Chinese cash

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2017 Condemnation of Sierra Leone’s ruling APC is mounting, over the construction of a new seven storey party office in the centre of the capital Freetown, part funded by the Chinese Communist Party, amid growing poverty and early death for many malnourished adults and children [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone ruling party’s partnership with China is built on mutual trust and respect – says John Baimba Sesay  

John Baimba Sesay- CHINA Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2017 By July, 1971, Sierra Leone and China had established diplomatic relations on the foundation of mutual trust and respect. These ties of cooperation experienced a surge, when, in the same year, just three months after entering into diplomatic ties, Sierra [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone government’s new clean Freetown initiative scuppered by criminals

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2017 Young men trained and employed to take on the task of cleaning Freetown, in a new effort to change the image of the city, have been caught using vehicles meant for this purpose to make cash on the side for their own personal gain. [Read More]

Politics

America’s snub of the African Union should spur regional powers into action

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2017 Any lingering doubts that Africa is not a priority for Donald Trump’s America were erased when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson snubbed newly elected AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki. Writing in theconversation.com, Tshepo T. Gwatiwa argues that the snub should spur African states – [Read More]