Economy & Business

Yumkella calls for urgent fiscal discipline and structural reforms in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2018: Speaking in parliament yesterday during the debate on the 2019 Sierra Leone Government Budget, the member of parliament for Kambia – Dr Kandeh Yumkella, delivered what has been described as the most incisive and thought provoking response to the SLPP government’s proposed budget for [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone parliament concludes government budget debate

Sierra Leone Telegraph : 20 November 2018 : Yesterday Monday, 19th November 2018, Sierra Leone’s elected representatives concluded their debate of the government’s 2019 budget contained in the proposed 2019 Appropriation Bill, which if approved will become an Act of Parliament that will give powers to the SLPP government to [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone introduces biometric registration for prisoners

Sierra Leone Telegraph : 20 November 2018: Fix Solution (SL) Ltd. in conjunction with the Sierra Leone Correctional Service has introduced a biometric registration system for convicted law offenders at the Pademba road male correctional centre and the female correctional centre in Brookfields, Freetown. Speaking about the rationale behind the [Read More]

Politics

Upsurge in attacks on journalists in Africa – says Africa media watchdog

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2018: Journalists and the media in several African countries are facing increasing state hostility and persecution, according to the Africa Media initiative (AMI). Writing in a statement published today, the AMI is calling for immediate action to halt this worrying tend, which, if allowed to [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s parliamentary majority leader – Chernor Bah speaks out

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2018: Born in 1972, Chernor Maju Bah also popularly known as Chericoco is a Member of Parliament representing constituency 126 in the country’s capital, Freetown. He was, from 2012 to 2017, the country’s deputy speaker of parliament. Bah rose to political stardom [Read More]

Politics

Government of Sierra  Leone faces court action for alleged violation of human rights

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2018: The government of Sierra Leone is being sued at the Country’s Supreme Court for allegations of serious violations of fundamental human rights, said to have been committed by Nigerian troops in 1998-2000 against innocent Sierra Leoneans, during the country’s civil war. [Read More]

Politics

Women must redesign the table and not just expect to be at the table – says Ģraça Machel

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2018: Dame Graça Machel, one of Africa’s foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, has called on African women and policy makers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent’s business and economic, political and policy space. “Africa’s socio-economic transformation [Read More]

Politics

When leaders tolerate sycophants – the nation perishes

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2018: Don’t call me a pessimist, in fact I have always lived as a disciple of an optimist. African politics is synonymous with sycophancy. Sierra Leoneans have lived with political parrots since independence, and this has proven to be extremely dangerous to [Read More]

Politics

French ambassador to Sierra Leone held talks with president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2018: French Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Guinea, Jean-Marc Grosgurin, had a meeting today with  President Julius Maada Bio in State House Freetown. Ambassador Grosgurin said he is happy to have travelled all the way from Guinea, where he resides, to not only strengthen the [Read More]