January 19, 2019

Latest Stories

Politics

BBC reporter – Umaru Fofana fears for his life as journalist is killed in Ghana

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2019: In Ghana, unidentified men on motorbikes have shot dead local journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale in the capital Accra. According to media reports, he was shot three times whilst driving home, after a politician called for retribution against him for reporting corruption in Ghana’s football. Ahmed [Read More]

Politics

President Bio receives National Assets Commission report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2019: The National Assets and Government Property Commission was at State House yesterday, where its Chairman – Abu Hindolo Moseray, presented the commission’s Report for 2018 to president Julius Maada Bio. Abu Hindolo Moseray, said the 2018 report covers major activities his Commission has undertaken, [Read More]

Politics

Terrorist attack in Kenya – Sierra Leone embassy staff in Nairobi safe

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2019: Sierra Leone diplomatic mission in Nairobi, which also serves as permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has confirmed that its staff and all [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Muslim community supports president Bio’s fight against corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: Yesterday, Tuesday 15 January 2019, the Sierra Leone Muslim Congress and the Forum of Islamic Organisation for Peaceful Coexistence, met with president Julius Maada Bio at State House, where they commended him for his fight against corruption. Secretary-General of the Congress – Professor Babatunde [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s ombudsman pledges to fight maladministration in public life

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The new Ombudsman of Sierra Leone – Leon Jenkins-Johnston, yesterday met with local journalists at a press conference held in his office at Charlotte Street, Freetown, where he briefed the media about his plans for moving the office of Ombudsman forwards. Ombudsman Leon Jenkins-Johnston [Read More]

Politics

Why we need the Sierra Leone independent commission for peace and national cohesion

Teddy Foday-Musa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The Bio-led Government of Sierra Leone has identified the strengthening of national cohesion as one of its top priority areas. In his address on 10 May 2018, at the state opening of parliament president Julius Maada Bio announced the creation of an [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Auditor Report 2017 – previous government failed to learn lessons  

Trevor Jenkins Johnston and Abdul Rashid Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2019: Sierra Leone’s Auditor General has published her report into the country’s public finances and how it was managed by the previous Koroma-led APC government in 2017, before they lost the general and presidential elections in March 2018. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rutile mining special task-force presents report to president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Last Wednesday, 9th January 2019   – A special task-force set up by the Sierra Leone government to investigate industrial unrest at the Sierra Rutile Mining Company, and make recommendations regarding relationship between workers and the company, presented its findings and recommendations to president Julius [Read More]

Education and Health

Nurturing the next generation of sustainability champions and farmers in Sierra Leone

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Over sixty excited pupils and teachers from 10 education institutions and schools across the Western Rural District of Freetown, Sierra Leone, attended last Saturday’s launch of an innovative school’s environmental management and reforestation project at the Freetown Teacher’s College. The project has [Read More]

Economy & Business

IFC and West African Stock Exchange partner to strengthen corporate governance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and West Africa Regional Stock Exchange, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières, today signed an agreement to cooperate toward improving corporate governance practices of listed companies. Under the agreement, IFC will help BRVM design, develop, draft and [Read More]

Politics

President Bio speaks at launch of his free teaching and learning materials for schools

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: Yesterday, 9th January 2019, president Julius Maada Bio launched his government’s Free Quality School Education (FQSE) Programme Teaching and Learning Materials and Core Textbooks initiative. Addressing, pupils, parents and teachers across the country, this is what he said: The Honourable Vice President, the First [Read More]

Education and Health

$26 million textbooks and learning materials unveiled for schools in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: President Julius Maada Bio has unveiled textbooks, teaching and learning materials worth Le 221 billion ($26.2 million) which are  being provided, through a partnership between UKAid and the Government of Sierra Leone, in support of the government’s Free Quality Education Programme for public and [Read More]

Education and Health

You’re probably brushing your teeth wrong – here are four tips for better dental health

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: You may think you know everything about keeping your teeth healthy, but what you don’t know might surprise you. This is what Clement Seeballuck and professor Nicola Innes – both at the University of Dundee in Scotland, found: We all know the advice for [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why improving access to surgery in childbirth makes economic sense

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: If women don’t have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula, says Isabella Epiu, writing in theconversation.com, after conducting a research study on the cost-effectiveness of obstetric fistula repair in the East African region. This is her report: [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Muslim community supports president Bio’s fight against corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: Yesterday, Tuesday 15 January 2019, the Sierra Leone Muslim Congress and the Forum of Islamic Organisation for Peaceful Coexistence, met with president Julius Maada Bio at State House, where they commended him for his fight against corruption. Secretary-General of the Congress – Professor Babatunde [Read More]

In Focus

Education & Health

Election Watch

SALPACT DINNER DANCE – FASHION SHOW & AFRICAN EXCELLENCE AWARDS

say no to corruption

Recent Comments

Say No To Tribalism

Abdul Rashid Thomas talks to SOUTH AFRICA CAPETALK RADIO about SIERRA LEONE ELECTION RUNOFF 2018 – 31 MARCH 2018

Abdul Rashid Thomas talks to SOUTH AFRICA CAPETALK RADIO about SIERRA LEONE ELECTION 2018 – 10 MARCH 2018

aljazeera – sierra leone runoff election – low voter turnout

Politics

SIERRA LEONE POVERTY ALLEVIATION CHARITABLE FUND. PLEASE DONATE HERE

MINING JOURNAL – SIERRA LEONE SUPPLEMENT 2018

THE SIERRA LEONE TRUTH & RECONCILIATION COMMISSION REPORT

CLICK ON IMAGE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE SIERRA LEONE POVERTY ALLEVIATION CHARITABLE TRUST

Random Stories