Politics

NGC position statement on the removal of the anti-corruption commissioner

Francis L. Hindowa (NGC): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2018: The National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party is seriously concerned about the process used by President Julius Maada Bio to remove from office the Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Mr. Ade Macauley. The NGC believes that the process grossly violated the Anti-Corruption Commission Act-2008  [Read More]

Economy & Business

The Gambia – overcoming corruption’s toll

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2018: The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa, but the legacy of more than two decades of authoritarian rule has left its new democratically elected government with big challenges. The Gambia’s Finance Minister, Amadou Sanneh, began the daunting task of rebuilding its devastated [Read More]

Politics

President Bio attends African Union summit on the fight against corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2018: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio who yesterday declared his assets to the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) as required by law, will tomorrow be joining other African leaders in Nouakchott, Mauritania for the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly. Ironically, the [Read More]

Education and Health

South Africa’s universal healthcare plan falls short of fixing an ailing system – lessons for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2018: In the closing hours of his ten years in power, president Koroma made a lot of noise about a Universal National Health Insurance Scheme he said he had introduced in Sierra Leone. But sadly no one has seen any evidence of the implementation of [Read More]

Politics

President Bio declares his assets amidst growing poverty in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: In less than twenty-four hours of swearing-in the country’s newly appointed head of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio has wasted no time in submitting his asset declaration form to the new ACC Commissioner – Francis Ben [Read More]

Economy & Business

Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained economic growth

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC. Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are the regions’ economic powerhouses and are enjoying a period of significant economic [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s new Anti-Corruption Czar Kaifala takes oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: Yesterday, Wednesday 27 June 2018, lawyer Francis Ben-Kaifala, was approved by Sierra Leone’s parliament after a debate by MPs, following the recommendation of the Committee responsible for scrutinising all public appointments. It was not all plain sailing in parliament though, as leaders of two [Read More]

Politics

Is Kono district at political crossroads?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2018: The recent elections have thrown up a lot of unprecedented political permutations with a lot still to be desired. Throughout our political history, our country has witnessed one-party, multi-party, dictatorship, military interregnums and now DEMOCRACY. Our newly elected parliament has up to [Read More]