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]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone secures World Bank finance for a 50MW solar power plant 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2018: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance – Jacob Jusu Saffa today 11th October 2018 signed a $40 million agreement with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, for the installation of a 50MW Solar plant in Sierra Leone. It all started at the African Development Bank [Read More]

Sports

World’s football governing body FIFA rejects Sierra Leone’s appeal for ban to be lifted

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2018: World’s football governing body FIFA, yesterday rejected Sierra Leone’s appeal for its ban on taking part in FIFA organised football activities to be lifted. Responding to a letter from the government of Sierra Leone, which ironically was signed by the suspended head of Sierra [Read More]

Education and Health

Government of Sierra Leone must reflect on issues affecting mental health of young people today – World Mental Health Day

Kona Seibure: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2018: Today is World Mental Health Day, focussing the world’s attention on ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’. And for many young people, growing up in Sierra Leone today means you will either be in an ongoing battle with poverty [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s vanity international airport construction project is dead

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2018: After six months of uncertainty as to whether the newly elected government of Sierra Leone, led by president Julius Maada Bio (Photo), may decide to resuscitate the much criticised Mamamah airport construction project established by the outgoing APC government, came a letter few days [Read More]

Economy & Business

Dangote urges deepening of African economy through free trade

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2018: Africa’s top businessman – Aliko Dangote, has called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments, so as to aid rapid growth and development of the Continent’s economy. Speaking in London in a “One to One Conversation” at the [Read More]