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President Bio cuts unnecessary spending at State House

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2018: Since taking up office as Sierra Leone’s newly elected president just over five weeks ago, president Julius Maada Bio and his Governance Transition Committee have been working tirelessly in search of financial savings across government, so that he can balance the books and pay [Read More]

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President Bio orders a review of the employment of top civil servants

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 May 2018: If you thought you have witnessed the tribalisation of public services in Sierra Leone, then possibly, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The innocuous looking request of the Secretary to the Cabinet for submission of CVs by all top civil servants, dated 4th [Read More]

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Dr Yumkella urges newly approved ministers to put country first

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 May 2018: All eyes will tomorrow, Thursday 10th May 2018, be on the official state opening of Sierra Leone’s parliament. President Julius Maada Bio will officially meet and address all members of parliament representing his ruling SLPP, the main opposition APC, Yumkella’s NGC, C4C, Independents, and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone parliament approves another group of president Bio’s ministers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 May 2018: Parliament of Sierra Leone today, Tuesday 8 May 2018, debated and approved the Second and Third Reports of the Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, which is chaired by the leader of Government Business, Hon. Mohamed Sidi Tunis. According to the Department of [Read More]

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Donald Trump’s U-turn gives Sierra Leone president Bio thumbs up

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 May 2018: Since becoming the chief tenant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, Donald Trump has successfully made countless remarks, which at best have been annoying and controversial in equal measure. He has also had his fair share of gaffs, inaccurate accounts of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone parliament snubs Dr. Sandy as it considers approval of ministers

Augustine Samba: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2018: Sierra Leone’s Appointments and Public Service Parliamentary Committee, has postponed the interview of the controversial Dr. Denis Sandy, the proposed Minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, although his name was on the list of nominees to be interviewed today. The [Read More]

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President Trump sending delegation to the inauguration of Sierra Leone president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2018: Two seismic shifts have taken place in the last two months in the West African state of Sierra Leone. Firstly, the man once described as a pariah presidential candidate because of his role in the former military NPRC regime as a Brigadier and leader, [Read More]