Education and Health

Merck launches Foundation in The Gambia  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2018 Merck Foundation – a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, has announced that it is establishing a partnership with the First Lady of The Gambia Foundation – Fatoumatta Bah Barrow (FaBB) foundation. The partnership aims to achieve Merck foundation’s objectives of [Read More]

Politics

Africa waves some leaders goodbye – but is the democratic deficit any narrower?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2018 The people of Sierra Leone will in the next few weeks be saying goodbye to president Koroma, who has ruled the country for over ten years. Presidential and general elections will be held on March 7, 2018, and his handpicked heir to his throne [Read More]

Election Watch

Testing our resolve for peaceful elections in Sierra Leone

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2018 Sierra Leone has made tremendous progress over the years, especially in sustaining the gains she had made in the areas of peace, socio-economic growth and with resounding democratic credentials. Politically, the country continues to enjoy an enabling environment, with multiparty democracy [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone election violence – SLPP accuses APC of assassination attempt

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2018 Will the people of Sierra Leone experience violent free elections on 7th of March 2018? This question must be asked tonight, after last night’s orgy of violence that was unleashed in the norther town of Kamalo – the hotly contested hometown of the ruling [Read More]

Election Watch

Dr Kandeh Yumkella accused of selling Sierra Leone’s Oil Refinery Plant

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2018 Last week’s presidential debate in Freetown, not only saw some of the candidates washing their dirty linens on the world stage, but saw mud being thrown at each other. But how much of this mud can be washed off, with presidential and general elections [Read More]

Election Watch

The $18 Million question that won’t go away

Mariama Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2018 The shocker of the Presidential Debate was the revelation from Samura Kamara, that during the three months as Head of State, in 1996, Julius Maada Bio, misappropriated $18million from the Government of Sierra Leone. Julius Maada Bio’s rejoinder that evening indicated that [Read More]

Economy & Business

The 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit comes to London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2018: The 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit will take place in London from the 12th – 15th March 2018, under the theme: Common Good. The event will spark new thinking on how to achieve Shared Prosperity and Common Good for Africans; and how Africa’s growing [Read More]

Election Watch

Ruling APC party violates the electioneering code of conduct – says PPRC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2018 Sierra Leone’s Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) is taking a tough stance on political parties that are violating the PPRC Code of Conduct during this election period, as polling day approaches. It has today ordered the ruling APC to remove all its banners and [Read More]

Politics

I urge you to be professional always – President Koroma tells the military

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2018: Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Commander-in-Chief (CIC) of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), yesterday Sunday 18th February 2018, urged the  men and women in uniform to be professional at all times. Speaking at the ceremony [Read More]