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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr is appointed Commissioner for Global Commission on the Economics of Water launched at Davos summit

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2022: Water is life and in Freetown the consequences of limited or no access to clean, potable water are acutely felt by almost 50% of our residents and to some degree by us all. The challenges of access to water increase with [Read More]

Economy & Business

Kingho Mining announces 5.3 Billion Leones windfall for mining communities in Sierra Leone  

Siera Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2022: Kingho Mining Company, a subsidiary of Leone Rock Metals has paid 5.3 billion Leones into the accounts of the Sierra Leone government’s Community Development Agreement (CDA) Fund. Commenting on Kingho Mining Company’s contribution, President Bio said that this is a bold step in supporting [Read More]

Obituary

Sierra Leone has lost an intellectual and great son of the soil – Herbert M’cleod

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2022: It is with deep sadness that the Sierra Leone Telegraph reports the death of one of its editorial contributors – the unassuming, highly intellectual, and patriotic Herbert M’cleod, who passed away in hospital in America last week. Announcing his death, this is what the [Read More]

Economy & Business

New research from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation shines light on Africa’s precarious position in the climate debate

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2022: The 2022 Forum Facts & Figures, ‘The Road to COP27: Making Africa’s Case in the Climate Debate’, highlights the need for greater consideration of Africa’s specific position within the global debate on climate change. Launching exactly six months ahead of COP27 in Egypt, and [Read More]

Politics

Two peacekeepers from Sierra Leone to be honoured posthumously at United Nations ceremony

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2022: UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers tomorrow Thursday, 26 May 2022. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour the nearly 4,200 UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948 and will preside over a ceremony at [Read More]

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When freedom of speech is freedom not to speak

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2022: The world is in reverse gear as basic food and commodity prices present unprecedented threats to air traffic. Ukraine and Russia may be far way, but we cannot discount that when these countries sneeze; countries like Sierra Leone catch the cold. Nevertheless, [Read More]

Education and Health

COVAX surpasses 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccine deliveries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2022: COVAX has surpassed the milestone of 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccines delivered around the world, following a shipment of 2.26 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Tanzania. A little over 15 months since its first international delivery to Ghana, COVAX has now [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr highlights the role of cities in addressing migration challenges

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2022: My participation at the United Nations International Migration Review Forum (“IMRF”) continued last week. Between Tuesday 17th May to Thursday 20th May I discussed with and presented to colleagues mayors, and representatives of national governments and international organizations in several [Read More]

Economy & Business

ACC concludes investigation of “bribe” statement by the governor of bank of Sierra Leone

ACC Media Unit: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2022: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has concluded investigation of the Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL), Professor Kelfala Morana Kallon over remarks he made at a pre-legislation presentation to Parliament on the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone reports outbreak of Anthrax disease in the north of the country

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 May 2022: The government of Sierra Leone has this week announced the discovery of anthrax disease among animals in the northern district of Port Loko. A statement published by the Agriculture Ministry says that people can become very sick if they come into contact with infected [Read More]

Politics

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr meets global movers and shakers at the UN International Migration Review Forum

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2022: In my capacity as a member of the MMC Leadership Board, C40 Cities Vice Chairperson, founding member of the C40-MMC Global Mayors Task Force on Climate and Migration and co-lead of the Africa-Europe Mayor’s Dialogue, I am in New York [Read More]

Politics

ACC Ben Kaifala’s selective attempt to criminalise and oust Mayor Aki-Sawyer will not be tolerated – Op ed

Femi Claudius-Cole: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2022: In 2018, Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, a first timer in the murky world of Sierra Leone politics, emerged the winner of the municipality elections for the Freetown City Council. She won by a landslide, attracting widespread support from Freetonians who were attracted to her [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio commissions 48 Million Euros EU funded Magbele Bridge

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2022: Last Saturday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio commissioned the 48 million Euros (Le 634 billion) Magbele Bridge, saying that the 163-meter-long modern two-lane bridge, now provides a safer corridor for trade and commerce. “In less than 4 years alone in Port Loko District, my [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown Waste Transformers secures USD 3.9 million for waste vaporization in Freetown

Freetown Waste Transformers: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2022: Freetown Waste Transformers (FWT) is excited to announce that we have secured Development funding of USD 3.9 million from Climate Fund Managers (CFM), along with our technology partners, The Waste Transformers (TWT) to continue the journey of waste vaporization in Freetown, [Read More]

Politics

Concerns grow over SLPP government’s use of the ACC to ban Mayor Aki-Sawyerr from politics

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2022: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is being accused of leading government’s campaign to unseat the Mayor of Freetown, Mrs Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr from office, with a possibility of banning her for three years from politics. This comes after the ACC published a notice last week, [Read More]

Economy & Business

No more foreign currencies for mining and large companies importing fuel says government of Sierra Leone  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2022: No foreign company operating in Sierra Leone or local firm paying for goods and service coming from abroad can function without the supply of foreign currencies by the Bank of Sierra Leone to make payment transactions. Last week, the government of Sierra Leone issued [Read More]

Politics

SLPP Sidi Tunis condemns governments in the region for criminalizing opposition

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 May 2022: Mohamed Sidi Tunis, Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, said on Friday in Dakar that decriminalization of opposition parties doing their function needs to be addressed. He was speaking at the Sub-regional Dialogue on Sustaining Democratic Principles in West Africa as a panellist in the [Read More]

Politics

West African political elders discuss threats to peace, security and democracy in the region

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 May 2022: The West Africa Elders Forum (WEAF) this week held a two-day dialogue in Dakar, Senegal where they discussed peace, security and democracy in the subregion. The event was inspired by recent reversals in democratic good governance. Established by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, the Forum [Read More]

Politics

“Don’t make too many promises to become President” – Former President Koroma advises aspirants in the region

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 May 2022: Speaking in Dakar, Senegal this week, former President of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma, said that despite pressures for him to change the country’s Constitution to run for a third term, he refused because he did not believe its the right thing to [Read More]

Education and Health

COVAX surpasses 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccine deliveries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2022: COVAX has surpassed the milestone of 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccines delivered around the world, following a shipment of 2.26 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Tanzania. A little over 15 months since its first international delivery to Ghana, COVAX has now [Read More]

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