Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s minister of basic education speaks out against pupils’ riotous rampage

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2019: There were ugly violent scenes outside a secondary school in Freetown last week, where pupils ran amok with police officers firing tear gas to control the riotous behavior of the pupils. Dozens of pupils are now in police custody. But there are concerns they [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone law enforcement officers trained to combat people trafficking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2019: Forty-one law enforcement officers in Sierra Leone have received expert training on how to identify, investigate, report and prosecute suspected cases of human trafficking. The 5-day training workshop which took place on 6th to 10th of May 2019, was organized by the IOM – [Read More]

Politics

Bintumani-III: Transforming Bio-blunder into Bio-700-carat diamond

Oswald Hanciles: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2019: Bintumani-III (B-3) will debut this week. It’s a fait accompli. To me, the timing of it is another political and public relations blunder by the Bio Administration. It reeks of political capitulation to the majority party in Parliament, the APC – by the SLPP [Read More]

Economy & Business

Wildlife, forest and environmental risk of timber export in Sierra Leone

Dr. Mohamed A. Bereteh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2019: My concern is that timber export from Sierra Leone can be very damaging, if there are no rehabilitation programs under way. The revenue from timber is of less Importance and benefits to the people of Sierra Leone, in dealing with [Read More]

Politics

Why Sierra Leoneans should give Bintumani 3 Conference a chance

Hon. Habib Bakarr Munda: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2019: Both Bintumani One and Two were contentious. The former was a demand by citizens for the National Provisionary Ruling Council (NPRC) administration to negotiate peace with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), as citizens had lost trust in the military to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Reject corruption – refuse to be a willing participant and report it

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2019: Evidence-based research has irrefutably shown and indeed concluded that there is a direct correlation between corruption and poverty. A respected American business TV news outlet based in New York, Bloomberg, states thus: “Corruption often conjures up images of people getting rich. But [Read More]

Economy & Business

Minister Tengbe is determined to turn Sierra Leone’s water sector around

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2019: In an innovative drive to change Sierra Leone’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector for the efficient and effective delivery of improved access to and utlisation of available water resources in Sierra Leone, Minister of Water Resources – Engineer Dr. Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe has [Read More]