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Government of Sierra Leone moves to confiscate properties of former government minsters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: Since the publication of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) reports into corruption and mismanagement of public assets by former APC government ministers and officials, and the ensuing Court hearings, questions have been asked about whether the government of president Bio is serious about ensuring [Read More]

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Government of Sierra Leone moves to confiscate properties of former government minsters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: Since the publication of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) reports into corruption and mismanagement of public assets by former APC government ministers and officials, and the ensuing Court hearings, questions have been asked about whether the government of president Bio is serious about ensuring [Read More]

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PPRC advises APC party on the safe path to national convention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: The leadership of the All People’s Congress (APC) Party in Sierra Leone has held talks with the country’s Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), following the party’s decision to take steps to organise its national convention in line with a High Court Order imposed on [Read More]

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Honouring our honourable honourables – a sequel

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: This “honourable” debate has reared its ugly head again! The Speaker of Sierra Leone Parliament has weighed in anew on the debate and ruled that Cabinet Ministers should not go by the title of “Honourable”. According to the Speaker, “honour” belongs only [Read More]

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Freetown communities flood again whilst government wages dirty politics against mayor

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2021: Communities in low-lying areas of Freetown are once again at the receiving end of the heavy rains that are peltering the country. Many people have this week lost their homes, as floods reaching several feet destroy houses and livelihoods. Heavy rains and flooding in [Read More]

Education and Health

Leading the global fight against COVID-19 and bridging the vaccine gap threatening Africa

Barbara Nel (AstraZeneca): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2021: The response to the pandemic has shown the speed of mobilization and vaccine science at its best. Faced with an unprecedented challenge, governments, international organizations, the health care industry and global health experts have come together on a scale never seen [Read More]

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President Bio speaks of his policy of encouraging pregnant girls to return to education   

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone today addressed the Global Education Summit in London, the biggest of such events to encourage donors to raise $5 billion in the next 5 years, along with commitments from partner countries on domestic financing for education. [Read More]

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What is the price of hubris?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2021: Former President of Cote D’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo recently returned to the country, after the International Criminal Court acquitted him over charges of crimes against humanity. He was greeted by his supporters, who might mistakenly see it as a triumphant return, likened to [Read More]

Economy & Business

CEOs named for three Orange subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: Orange has appointed new CEOs for three of its subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East, in agreement with its local partners and during the Board of Directors meetings of its subsidiaries. Patrick Benon (currently CEO of Orange Botswana) has been appointed CEO of [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF calls for strong policy efforts to help Sierra Leone’s recovery and safeguard economic stability

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has completed the third and fourth reviews of Sierra Leone’s performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF). Completion of these reviews it says has enabled the IMF to disburse SDR31.11 million [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s high debt burden could hamper economic growth – says African Development Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: Figures published by the African Development Bank, show that Sierra Leone’s economy has been seriously hurt by the COVID–19 pandemic, with real GDP estimated to contract by 2.7% in 2020 after growing by 5.4% in 2019. The decline is attributable to weak external demand [Read More]

Economy & Business

United States signs $217 million agreement to build new electricity plant in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) says it has committed to provide $217 million in debt financing for a new 83-megawatt power plant to be established in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This is equivalent to the entire capacity of the Bumbuna Hydro-electricity Plant [Read More]

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Anti-Corruption Commission charges two to court for selling fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), has charged Gibrilla Kamara, a Western Area Urban DICOVERC Mobilization Officer and Michael Abdulai, also a Western Area Urban DICOVERC Mobilization Officer to court on  three counts of corruption offences involving; conspiracy to commit a corruption offence, contrary to [Read More]

Economy & Business

13th U.S-Africa Business Summit of Heads of State and Global Business Leaders kicks off today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2021: The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit  starts today via teleconferencing, and ends on 29 July.  The Summit is CCA’s flagship conference that is considered essential for those doing business on the continent as well as the U.S. and African leaders [Read More]

Education and Health

First pupils graduated at Freetown City Council’s Early Learning Adventure Centre

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2021: Last Friday, five pupils graduated from the Freetown City Council’s (FCC) Early Learning Adventure-Congo Water Market, in Wellington – first of the FCC’s pre-school centres for children of market women. A few months ago, at the start of the academic year, FCC enrolled 40 [Read More]

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NRM welcomes Ernest Bai Koroma-led executive’s compliance with high court orders

Osman Bikal Kamara NRM): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2021: We, in the National Reformation Movement (NRM) in the All People’s Congress, welcome the H.E Ernest Bai Koroma-led executive’s notice of compliance with the orders of the High Court of Sierra Leone. What most attracted us in the press release [Read More]

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Opposition APC prepares to hold national convention to elect new leaders

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2021: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) is at serious risk of imploding, following last week’s fracas outside the party office where the leaders of the party refused to allow senior party grandees – Dr Abdulai Conteh, former speak of parliament – [Read More]

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President Bio in London for Global Education Summit 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday departed Sierra Leone for London, where he will be attending the Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025, scheduled for 28 – 29 July. The President is attending the world’s biggest education conference on the invitation of British Prime [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Police refusal to enforce High Court ruling undermines the rule of law

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2021: There are hundreds if not thousands of cases that the courts in Sierra Leone have passed judgement on over the years, that are still awaiting enforcement by a police force few in the country have faith in when it comes to upholding justice and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone has abolished the death penalty

Siera Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2021: Parliamentarians in Siera Leone have voted unanimously to abolish the death penalty after intense debate, making the country the 23rd African state to end capital punishment, widely regarded as a legacy of British colonial law enforcement regime. Since gaining independence in 1961, successive governments [Read More]

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ACC convicts former Rokel Commercial Bank official

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2021: Sierra Leone’s High Court presided by Justice Simeon Allieu on Thursday convicted Mohamed Sheku Turay, a former Banker at the Rokel Commercial Bank on two counts of corruption offences. Turay was sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred million Leones (Le 100,000,000.00) immediately [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Covid response agency challenges UK government travel red-list

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2021: Chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Corona Virus Response Center (NaCOVERC) Mr. Sheku F. Bangura has criticised the UK government’s decision to place Sierra Leone on its Covid red list of countries. Speaking at a press conference in Freetown last Wednesday, Mr Bangura said that [Read More]

Economy & Business

CEOs named for three Orange subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: Orange has appointed new CEOs for three of its subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East, in agreement with its local partners and during the Board of Directors meetings of its subsidiaries. Patrick Benon (currently CEO of Orange Botswana) has been appointed CEO of [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF calls for strong policy efforts to help Sierra Leone’s recovery and safeguard economic stability

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has completed the third and fourth reviews of Sierra Leone’s performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF). Completion of these reviews it says has enabled the IMF to disburse SDR31.11 million [Read More]

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