Politics

Human rights groups condemn attacks on Freetown Mayor

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2018: Following yesterday’s violent attack on the Mayor of Freetown – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, allegedly by supporters of the ruling SLPP outside their party headquarters in the capital Freetown, condemnation of the attack has been swift. The 50/50 Group Secretariat issued this statement today: “The 50/50 [Read More]

Politics

Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr attacked by thugs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2018: The elected Mayor of Freetown who was recently sworn into office was physically attacked yesterday by a crowd of people believed to be supporters of the SLPP, who were gathered outside their party headquarters, just yards away from the Mayor’s City Council office. The [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

President Bio promises to repeal Criminal Libel Laws

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2018: On Monday 21st May 2018, president Julius Maada Bio met with the executive members of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) at State House, where he yet again reiterated his government’s commitment to repeal the country’s odious criminal libel laws. Previous governments have [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

African Development Bank and UNIDO to accelerate Africa’s industrialization

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2018: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, May 21 to step up collaboration to boost Africa’s industrialization. “The Bank launched in 2016 its Industrialization Strategy for Africa 2016-2025, which was the [Read More]

Politics

Open letter to Sierra Leone Attorney General Francis Charles Margai

Alusine Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2018: Your Honourable Sir, we hope your new appointment marks the end of the notorious selective justice system that dominated the government of Ernest Bai Koroma, and will bring to justice criminals – the likes of Momoh Konte, who have stolen millions of [Read More]

Education and Health

Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s musical genius enthrals royal wedding

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2018: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a musical genius born of a Sierra Leonean mother and a Caribbean father, has done it again. In 2016, aged seventeen, he was crowned Britain’s Best Young Musician of the Year by the BBC.  Sheku, now 19 years old, plays the cello [Read More]

Politics

President Bio appoints deputy ministers and other senior officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2018: With several appointments to his government yet to be made, president Julius Maada Bio has announced the names of deputy ministers and other senior government officials who would help him steer the ship of governance for the next five years. But many Sierra Leoneans [Read More]

Politics

President Bio’s speech – great expectations demand great commitment

Author: Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2018: President Bio’s opening salvo in his speech at the State opening of Parliament left no one in doubt about what he thought of the previous government – no pleasantries, no thanks to the previous government. He went straight for the jugular: [Read More]