Economy & Business

Mo Ibrahim Foundation launching 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2018: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is pleased to announce the launch of the 12th annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), taking place on Monday 29 October 2018, when the results and analysis will be shared with the public at mo.ibrahim.foundation. To mark the [Read More]

Politics

Can Sierra Leone’s opposition APC party rise up again? Op ed

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2018: To millions of Sierra Leoneans in 2007, the All Peoples Congress party (APC) was a beacon of hope in post Tejan Kabbah governance. But more than a decade on, the party has been mired in countless corruption scandals and infighting, and [Read More]

Politics

A political system designed for deceitful scoundrels

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2018 Sierra Leoneans’ distrust of their political system is at an all-time high. Many of us are concerned about the dysfunction in State House and Parliament, and whether things will ever get better. Politics is an industry and the two dominant competitors [Read More]

Politics

Struggle for power and control of resources in Sierra Leone? Watch the live debate on AYV TV

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2018: “In theory, Sierra Leone has devolved many services to local government, but in practice central government maintains a grip on both resources and service delivery” says the Institute for Governance Reform (IGR) report – ‘Beyond Business as Usual: Looking Inward to Change our Story’. [Read More]

Politics

President Bio approves ninety percent of SLAJ’s IMC nominees – says information minister

Abdulrahman Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2018: Sierra Leone’s Information Minister, Mohamed Rado Swaray has confirmed that President Bio’s administration approved 90% of the names that were submitted by Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), to serve as commissioners in the country’s Independent Media Commission (IMC). Minister Rado made [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone association of journalists rejects president Bio’s choice of chairman of media watchdog

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2018: Sierra Leone’s Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has today condemned president Bio’s appointment of party loyalists to head the country’s Independent Media Commission (IMC), a decision that could seriously undermine media freedom in Sierra Leone. Writing in a statement published today, the secretary general of [Read More]

Sports

Sierra Leone football association clears the air

Dr. Kenneth Brima: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2018: On Monday 8th October 2018, the Government of Sierra Leone through the Chief Minister, Professor David J. Francis and the Minister of Sports, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh convened a meeting at State House, involving the SLFA Executive and stakeholders to resolve the current [Read More]

Politics

International Day of the Girl Child – women are underutilized in Sierra Leone

Fatima Maada Bio: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2018: My Sierra Leonean women are very strong and resilient. I call them “Women of substance”. As a republic, we have gone through a lot, but our women have always stood strong. As a human resource, women are underutilized in Sierra Leone. [Read More]