Politics

Closing the stables after the horses had bolted – Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission acts?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2017 As the corruption scandal over the sale of scholarships meant for poor people in Sierra Leone going to Mecca for the Muslim Hajj continues, yesterday the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission released a statement calling on the three sacked State House officials to report immediately at [Read More]

Education and Health

The Sierra Leone mudslide disaster isn’t over yet – here’s what the world must do

Tony Redmond Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2017 As the uneasy debate about the causes of the flooding disaster in Freetown and who must be held accountable and responsible continues, there are growing concerns about the misuse and misappropriation of funds meant for the survivors and victims of the disaster, [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone vice president Foh and mines minister Minkailu Mansaray implicated in corruption – Op ed

Mohamed Karankeh Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2017 Before I comment on the merit or demerit of the criminal aspect of this case, I want to ask and, or to know why so much money is expended on a single religious activity by our government in a secular country like [Read More]

Politics

Leaked audio implicates Sierra Leone vice president Foh and mines minister Minkailu Mansaray in Hajj scam

Report by Platinum Media Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2017 (Photo: Mines Minister Mansaray is overseeing the sale of a $50 million diamond). As the public awaits police enquiry into the recent Hajj scandal, Platinum Media is now in possession of a leaked audio that appears to implicate both the Vice [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s disaster was caused by neglect – not nature

Lansana Gberie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2017 The calamity that struck Sierra Leone on August 14th, when Sugarloaf, the conical mountain overlooking the capital, Freetown, collapsed in a mudslide that swept away buildings and killed at least 400 people, was shocking but not entirely surprisingly. It is important to be blunt: The [Read More]

Politics

President Koroma visits flood affected areas amid calls for government to do more for victims

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2017 President Koroma today, Monday 21st of August, visited the East-end of Freetown to take stock of flood-hit areas. Meeting flood affected persons from Mountain Cut, Culvert and Wellington communities who are now seeking shelter at Brima Attouga mini-stadium, President Koroma told residents that government [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government Hajj scholarships sold to foreigners and the rich

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2017 (Photo: Vice president Victor Foh – head of the Hajj Committee). The people of Sierra Leone have been ordered by president Koroma to observe five days of mourning, in honour of hundreds of their fellow citizens, whose lives were cut short by a massive [Read More]