Politics

Former president Koroma’s brother pays US$127,547 to Anti-Corruption Commission

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: The younger brother of former president Ernest Bai Koroma – Thomas Koroma, has entered into an out of court settlement with the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after investigators found that he had misappropriated the sum of $127,547.75 during the reign of his elder [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bread crisis in Freetown – too early for ministers to take eyes off the ball

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: This morning hundreds of thousands of households are without bread across Freetown, as bakeries complain of sudden huge increase in the cost of flour. Some bakers are threatening to go on strike. Most Sierra Leoneans spend more of their meagre household income on bread [Read More]

Politics

President Bio announces more money to improve conditions for armed forces

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: Yesterday, 18 February 2019 was Armed Forces Day in Sierra Leone. And the focus of attention as expected, was on the welfare and conditions of service for the thousands of men and women serving in the military. Addressing soldiers yesterday at the Wilberforce Barracks [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown city council installs street bins as it transforms the city

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18th February 2019: As part Freetown City Council’s (FCC’s) Transform Freetown Sanitation Initiatives, 500 fixed street bins are being installed on key streets across the city. The street bin installation process started on 23rd January, the eve of the Transform Freetown Forum and will continue over the [Read More]

Politics

Today is a national holiday in Sierra Leone as the nation commemorates Armed Forces Day  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 February 2019: Today, 18th February is set aside as a national public holiday to commemorate and appreciate our Armed Forces who fought in the second world war and 11 years of civil war in Sierra Leone. On the 18th of February 2002, the late former president Alhaji [Read More]

Politics

President Bio must nip SLPP’s growing tension in the bud before it’s too late

Elkass Sannoh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 February 2019: Disaster awaits the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), if president Bio does not tackle the growing instability caused by the Prince Harding and Batilo Songa leadership war. The ruling SLPP is confronted with a lot of challenges that are now shaking [Read More]

Politics

This week at the commissions of inquiry into alleged corruption and mismanagement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2019: Thursday, 14 February 2019, marked day five of commissions of inquiry proceedings into alleged mismanagement and corruption by ministers and officials of the previous APC government under the leadership of president Ernest Bai Koroma. There was a beehive of activities, as all three commissions [Read More]

Politics

30 green garbage collection trucks arrive in Freetown from China

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2019: Yesterday, Friday 15 February 2019, president Julius Maada Bio received thirty garbage collection trucks donated by China, to assist the government’s and local councils’ efforts to keep their towns and cities clean. The president received the trucks on behalf of the people of Sierra [Read More]