Economy - Business & Environment

Ruling of the African Court on Human Rights rejected by Ghana’s Supreme Court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2017 The decision of a five-member panel of Justices of the Supreme Court of Ghana is that “there’s no real factual and legal basis for Ghana’s Supreme Court to share its powers and jurisdiction with any other court”. The Ghanaian Supreme Court’s rejection of the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

South Korea supports housing development for Freetown flood disaster victims

Abdul Malik Bangura Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2017 Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to South Korea – Omrie Michael Golley, welcomed a delegation of three South Korean experts in the construction of low-cost housing, who arrived in Freetown on Tuesday 28th November 2017. The team of experts, who are from the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission held to account as elections loom 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2017 There are worrying reports from Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance, regarding a leaked letter from the ministry to the National Electoral Commission (NEC), calling on the NEC to account for Billions of Leones funding, issued to the NEC to cover its weekly expenditure. According [Read More]

Politics

President Koroma’s sacking of social welfare minister has left deep wounds

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2017 If president Koroma has been expecting the dust to have settled after his controversial sacking of the country’s social welfare minister – Dr Sylvia Blyden, then today’s press statement issued by the national group representing women in the country – The Women’s Forum, should [Read More]

Obituary

Mr Alfred Ekundayo Pitt has passed away in London – gone but not forgotten

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2017 The death is announced of Mr Alfred Ekundayo Pitt, aged 83 years. Alf, as he is fondly known to his friends and family passed away peacefully in London on Wednesday, 15th November 2017. He is survived by his wife Mrs Georgina Sedatay Pitt, children, [Read More]

Politics

President Koroma’s sacking of vice president Sam Sumana was illegal – says Ecowas Court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2017 Reports from Abuja, Nigeria, says that the West African Regional Court of Justice – the ECOWAS Court, has today ruled that president Koroma’s sacking of the country’s vice president Sam Sumana in 2015, after accusing Sam Sumana of “abandoning” his duties by seeking political [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone politics – ‘PETGBO’ – the emperor strikes again

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2017 The news that “His Excellency the President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has decided to relieve Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden and Mrs Rugiatu Neneh Koroma of their duties as Minister and Deputy Minister respectively in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone peace diamond to be auctioned in New York next week

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2017 Sierra Leone’s 709 carat “Peace Diamond”, the 14th largest diamond in the world is set to go on the auction block on December 4 in New York City. The announcement of the auction made by Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group [Read More]