In Focus

Corruption is crippling Sierra Leone’s education sector

July 26, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI ) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2017 Our findings have revealed that due to very high levels of corruption in the education sector, university students and school going children have come to believe that school or university admission and marks can be [Read More]

Economy

World Bank loans $30 Million to Sierra Leone as government struggles for cash

July 26, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2017 Since coming to power in 2007 with a new dogma and promise to ‘run Sierra Leone like a business’, president Koroma is far from translating this promise into a viable programme for development. His time has now almost run out, as he prepares to [Read More]

Politics

Hypertension – the silent killer spreading across Africa

July 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Stuart Ali and Francesc Xavier Gomez-Olive Casas Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2017 Hypertension is a rising global health problem. An estimated one billion people live with what is more commonly known as high blood pressure. Of these, more than nine million die from the condition each year. When hypertension is [Read More]

Election Watch

Legal proposals aimed at changing the electoral boundaries in Sierra Leone laid before parliament

July 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2017 Last Friday, 21st July 2017, the parliament of Sierra Leone voted for constitutional and statutory instruments regarding the recent redrawing of constituency and ward boundaries in sixteen electoral districts – 14 in the provinces and 2 in the western region, to be reviewed by [Read More]

Economy

Extreme poverty is an injustice and serious threat to national security – says Sierra Leone’s finance minister

July 22, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2017 Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momodu Kargbo said Tuesday that the government of Sierra Leone considers extreme poverty as a prevalence of injustice and a serious threat to national security. He made the comment at a three day ministerial meeting of [Read More]

Economy

Your $50 million diamond is safe in our hands – says Sierra Leone National Minerals Agency

July 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2017 After much speculation and pressure from the Sierra Leone Telegraph, demanding that the government of Sierra Leone makes a statement about the whereabouts of the estimated $50 million diamond, which was found a few months ago by a local pastor in Kono, the country’s [Read More]

Politics

Dr Yumkella arrives back in Freetown after a short break

July 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Malcolm King Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2017 After twelve days in the Diaspora, the former UN doyen, Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella on Tuesday 17th July, 2017 landed late in the evening at the Aberdeen landing point, amidst pomp and pageantry as supporters of the Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella Movement [Read More]

Economy

Parliament approves Dr. Conteh as new Bank Governor of Sierra Leone

July 19, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2017 The Parliament of Sierra Leone, yesterday Tuesday, 18th July 2017 unanimously ratified the appointment of Dr. Patrick Saidu Conteh by president Koroma, as the new Bank Governor of Sierra Leone, following the resignation of his predecessor, Dr. Kaifala Marah. The Speaker of Parliament – [Read More]