November 22, 2018

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

Economy & Business

Work to commence on a new four-lane Lumley-Juba Bridge in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: President Julius Maada Bio has today officially launched the start of construction work on the four-lane Lumley-Juba bridge, as well as the rehabilitation of the long awaited Limkokwing-Regent road in the far west of Freetown. According to report from State House, this project is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Socfin dispute – setting the records straight

Thomas vandi Gbow: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: Several unsubstantiated allegations have been made by certain people about Socfin Agriculture Company in Sierra Leone that need clarifications. Socfin has 12,500 hectares out of the 27, 000 hectares of Sahn Malen Chiefdom in Pujehun District. The company has only planted [Read More]

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Socfin dispute – government looks for a resolution

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: The government of president Julius Maada Bio on Saturday 10th November 2018 embarked on a mission to find a lasting solution to a protracted land dispute between the aggrieved people of Sahn Malen Chiefdom and the SOCFIN Agricultural Company. After a series of consultative [Read More]

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President Bio must shake up state enterprises to curb spending

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14th November 2018: The Chairman of the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP) – Umaru Napoleon Koroma, who is also the General Secretary of the ruling SLPP party, yesterday  presented the NCP 2017 Report to president Julius Maada Bio in State House Freetown. Presenting his 33 page report, [Read More]

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Should the High Court struck off petition case against APC MPs?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: It is now seven months since the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) filed High Court injunction writs against a group of opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) elected members of parliament, for alleged electoral malpractices claimed to have been committed at the March 2018 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ghana implements the IMF’s enhanced general data dissemination system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The e-GDDS was established by the IMF in 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help [Read More]

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A call for compassion in Cameroon – an open letter to First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya

Lilian Ayuk-Tabe: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Dear First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya of Cameroon, I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ecobank partners with IFRC to strengthen local communities in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCs) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result [Read More]

Education and Health

World Pneumonia Day – Pneumonia kills 16% of children under 5 years old

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. 25 Civil Society Organizations from [Read More]

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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]

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