Education and Health

African politicians seeking medical help abroad is shameful – and harms health care

August 31, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2017 A few months ago, Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad were appalled and outraged to learn once again that president Koroma had left the country to seek medical check-up and care in Europe; and also that the country’s information minister – Mohamed Bangura was [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone’s toll road – a shame and a disgrace

August 31, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Francis Ben Kaifala Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31st August 2017 When I see Sierra Leoneans shamelessly paying toll to Chinese vulture businessmen after being betrayed by our own government, I feel depressed in my quiet university apartment in the United States. Bai Bureh, an illiterate who did not even have the [Read More]

In Focus

Krio Descendants Union in New Jersey celebrates its 9th anniversary

August 30, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30th August 2017 After an emotional homecoming to Freetown, Sierra Leone in December 2016, the Krio Descendants Union Northeast Chapter will assemble in New Brunswick, New Jersey for its 9th Family Reunion. Organizers announced on Sunday, August 27th that tickets are no longer available for sale [Read More]

In Focus

I am deeply saddened and troubled by what happened to my party office in Freetown – Kamaraimba tells Sierra Leone Telegraph

August 29, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2017 Mohammed Kamaraimba Mansaray – the leader and presidential candidate for Sierra Leone’s opposition Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) spoke this evening to the editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph, after his party office in the central business district of Freetown was gutted by fire. It [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

World Bank offers 13 million dollars as emergency response for Sierra Leone

August 29, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2017 In response to the disaster in Freetown which took the lives of over 1,000 people, of which the remains of over 500 are yet to be recovered, the World Bank has announced immediate grant-in-aid package for Sierra Leone of about US$13 million. US$10 million [Read More]

Politics

Presidential candidates for the ruling party of Sierra Leone in hot water

August 29, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2017 The Sierra Leone Telegraph has been reliably informed that two of the leading contenders for the ruling APC presidential candidacy, are either facing overseas travel restrictions, or awaiting charges in the USA or UK for their part in mining corruption allegations. According to sources, [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone Children Forum Network holds national convention

August 28, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Emmanuel I. Kamara Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2017 The umbrella body representing all children of Sierra Leone, the Children’s Parliament better known as the Children’s Forum Network (CFN) has today, Monday 28th August 2017 commenced a four-day Annual General Meeting in the newly established Karene district. The event is [Read More]

In Focus

Another torrential downpour causes havoc and destruction in Freetown

August 27, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2017 last night’s heavy downpour in Freetown has left a trail of destruction to property and disruption to normal life. As communities begin cleaning up and counting the cost of the destruction, there are so far no reports of deaths, unlike the 14th August 2017 [Read More]