Economy & Business

My government has spent over $200 million in subsidies to keep lights on in homes and businesses – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 October 2022: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, on Monday delivered a keynote address at an Energy Sector Roundtable conference held in Freetown, aimed at attracting much needed investments for the country’s flagging energy sector. Since Sierra Leone was declared bankrupt in the 1980s, it [Read More]

Politics

Have we unwittingly become agents of fake news?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: Many people regard journalism as the vanguard of information. Sadly, “fake news” has taken a firm grip on the respiratory organs of news media and outlets. This is more so with social media, where its giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Google etc. portend to give [Read More]

Politics

Standoff at Freetown City Council as police move in to arrest Mayor Aki-Sawyerr

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2022: There was chaotic standoff at the Freetown City Council yesterday afternoon when scores of armed police officers moved in to arrest the Lord Mayor – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, who according to a police notice is wanted for questioning over allegations of disruptive behaviour at a [Read More]

Politics

Open letter to Sierra Leone’s elections chief – parliamentary opposition leader calls for more time for people to register

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2022: Siera Leone’s Leader of the Opposition in Parliament – Chernor Maju Bah MP (Photo above), has written to the country’s Chief Electoral Commissionner – Mohamed K. Konneh, calling for “a full breakdown of the registration figures by center and make this available to political [Read More]

Election Watch

WIMAGE publishes preliminary report on the Kenyan elections

KABS KANU , Public Relations Officer, WIMAGE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2022: The Washington DC USA-based international elections observer organization, Women In Monitoring & Auditing Global Elections (WIMAGE), one of the international elections observer teams that monitored and observed the August 9, 2022 Presidential Elections in Kenya, has published [Read More]

Politics

My husband President Bio is a PhD doctor in staging coups – says his wife, first lady Fatima Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2022: Sierra Leone’s maverick First Lady – Mrs Fatima Bio has once again brought the presidency of Sierra Leone into disrepute after telling hundreds of guests at a ruling SLPP party fund raising event in the United States, that those who took part in the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bank governor says ‘sorry I cant help people of Sierra Leone’ as calls for his resignation grow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September: 2022: Calls are growing once again for President Bio to sack the Central Bank Governor – Professor Kelfala Kallon (Photo above), as the country’s economy and its currency – the New Leone, continue to descend into free fall, amid huge rise in costs of living [Read More]

In Focus

Freetown City Council supports victims of 11th September flood disaster

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: 28 September 2022: Yesterday, we visited sites destroyed by flooding which took place on Sunday, 11th of September 2022. With the support of an anonymous Sierra Leonean UK-based donor, we are supporting the victims and survivors. First, we met with Adama who lost her nephew and [Read More]