December 9, 2021
Politics

World Bank withdraws support for president Bio’s highly politicised mid-term census

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 December 2021: On Tuesday, 7th December 2021, Mr. Pierre Laporte, World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Africa West and Central Region, wrote a letter to Sierra Leone’s minister of finance – Denis Vandy and minister of economic development – Francis Kaikai, copied [Read More]

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World Bank withdraws support for president Bio’s highly politicised mid-term census

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 December 2021: On Tuesday, 7th December 2021, Mr. Pierre Laporte, World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Africa West and Central Region, wrote a letter to Sierra Leone’s minister of finance – Denis Vandy and minister of economic development – Francis Kaikai, copied [Read More]

Economy & Business

Covid19 travel restrictions on African nations demonstrate the need for second citizenship as Plan B, families look to St Kitts and Nevis

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 December 2021: The spread of the latest COVID variant – Omicron – has proven that we are still far from the end of the pandemic. Though the variant’s origins are still unclear, it was first identified in South Africa but has since spread to various regions [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s first recorded case of Omicron puts health authorities on high alert

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 December 2021: Health officials in Freetown yesterday announced the discovery of the country’s first known case of the new Covid 19 Omicron variant, following confirmation of a surge in the number of positive Covid cases recorded in the last few days. According to the government, PCR [Read More]

Economy & Business

Vice President Juldeh Jalloh leads Sierra Leone delegation to Ghana

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2021: Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh of Sierra Leone is in Accra, Ghana, as head of a high-level delegation, including the Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay, to hold experience sharing discussions with Ghana’s Millennium Development Authority (MIDA) with a view [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank Executive Director for Africa Group 1 meets President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2021: World Bank Executive Director for Africa Group 1 Constituency, Dr. Taufila Nyamadzabo, today paid a courtesy call on President Dr Julius Maada Bio to consult with the government on tackling emerging challenges. They were introduced by Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance, Dr Denis Vandi, [Read More]

Politics

NGC party chairman and leader – Dennis Bright questioned by CID

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2021: Yesterday, the National Chairman and Leader of the NGC Party, Dr. Dennis Bright was invited by the Inspector General of Police to report at the Police Headquarters, Freetown. He was invited based on statements Dr. Bright made on Radio Democracy 98.1FM on Tuesday 7th [Read More]

Economy & Business

Winners of the 2021 AWIEF Awards announced in Johannesburg

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2021: The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the winners of the 2021 AWIEF Awards during a hybrid awards ceremony that took place on Friday night, December 3. Many inspirational and outstanding African women entrepreneurs excelled this year in creating opportunities and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Uganda tops African Development Bank’s Electricity Regulatory Index for fourth consecutive year

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2021: For the fourth consecutive year, Uganda’s electricity sector is Africa’s best regulated across a number of key metrics, according to the African Development Bank’s 2021 Electricity Regulatory Index. Other strong performers include East African neighbours, Kenya and Tanzania, as well as Namibia and Egypt. [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone opposition leader invited for questioning by police for exercising freedom of speech

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2021: Dr Dennis Bright, Chairman and Leader of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, has today 7th December 2021, been invited by the Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police for questioning, after speaking live on national Radio  98.1FM about the forthcoming Mid-term Census, which [Read More]

Education and Health

Fifteen more cases of Covid recorded today in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2021: NACOVERC has announced another fifteen new cases recorded in Sierra Leone today, following yesterday’s report of three cases out of a sample of 477. Today’s reported cases bring the total number of cumulative positive cases to 6,420. It is still not certain whether the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Digital skills development tops agenda as ICT Ministers in Africa commemorate African Telecoms/ICT Day

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2021: A section of African ICT Ministers has resolved to end unemployment and expand entrepreneurship in the knowledge and traditional sectors of the continent, by developing the digital skills in Africa. This resolve was arrived at during a virtual Ministerial Roundtable Forum organized by the African [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority set to decongest Freetown

Lansana Fofanah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2021: One of the recommendations made by the Transport and Internal Affairs Committee in Parliament after the Wellington Fire disaster was for major streets in Freetown to be cleared off unused vehicles. In the process, fifty-four streets in Freetown have been identified as [Read More]

Education and Health

Three new cases of Covid found in Sierra Leone after months of zero cases

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2021: After almost six months of zero new cases of Covid infection in Sierra Leone, yesterday NaCOVERC announced that it had discovered three new positive cases. This news comes as the country braces itself for the new COVID-19 variant – Omicron, which is now making [Read More]

Election Watch

Heads of Election Observation Missions in The Gambia shift to preventive diplomacy

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail in Banjul: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2021: Following the announcement last evening by the Independent Election Commission of The Gambia in which the incumbent  President Adama Barrow was declared winner; there have been concerns among observers and citizens alike that there could be post-election disturbances. This [Read More]

Politics

In Sierra Leone – Tribunal established to investigate Auditor General and Deputy swears oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2021: Members of a tribunal appointed by President Bio to investigate allegations of unprofessionalism and misconduct by the country’s Auditor General Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce and her Deputy – Tamba Momoh, have today Monday 6 December 2021, sworn an oath before commencing their work, in the [Read More]

Election Watch

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow declared winner of presidential election

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2021: Incumbent president of The Gambia, Adama Barrow was yesterday declared winner of the country’s presidential election by the electoral commission to seal his second term in office, after his failed attempt to undemocratically change the constitution. With a high turnout at 87%, Barrow polled [Read More]

Politics

Has State House in Freetown become the ruling SLPP party’s office? – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2021: The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), in their apparent disrespect for political norms, conventions and protocols seem to have turned State House into the party office. This is the conclusion of concerned citizens who have seen an increasing tendency in President Bio [Read More]

Economy & Business

Investment opportunities in Africa in full display at IATF’s Investor Forum

Intra-African Trade Fair: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2021: The Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) 2021, taking place at the Durban International Conference Centre, South Africa, will on Thursday, 18 November, host its Investment Day. Organised under the theme “Unlocking Investment and Accelerating Deal Flow in Africa”, the investor forum is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Curtain comes down at IATF 2021 in Durban – Deals worth US$36 billion recorded so far

African Export-Import Bank: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2021: Deals worth $36 billion were recorded as of 21 November 2021 at the second Intra Africa Trade Fair (IATF 2021). IATF 2021 took place from 15 to 21 November in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Presenting the preliminary report of the IATF [Read More]

Election Watch

Gambians go to the polls to elect a new government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2021: Yesterday, Saturday, 4th December, 2021, the people of The Gambian went to the polls, with the head of the ECOWAS Elections Observation Mission – former president of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma, the ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security – General Francis [Read More]

Politics

Arrogance paves the way for the downfall of politicians – Op ed

Alhaji M. B. Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2021: The first sin ever committed by a creature was arrogance. Lucifer, otherwise called Satan, displayed its arrogance to its Creator, the lord of the Heavens and Earth, when the later ordered it to prostrate to Adam, the first human being [Read More]

Economy & Business

Uganda tops African Development Bank’s Electricity Regulatory Index for fourth consecutive year

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2021: For the fourth consecutive year, Uganda’s electricity sector is Africa’s best regulated across a number of key metrics, according to the African Development Bank’s 2021 Electricity Regulatory Index. Other strong performers include East African neighbours, Kenya and Tanzania, as well as Namibia and Egypt. [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone opposition leader invited for questioning by police for exercising freedom of speech

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2021: Dr Dennis Bright, Chairman and Leader of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, has today 7th December 2021, been invited by the Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police for questioning, after speaking live on national Radio  98.1FM about the forthcoming Mid-term Census, which [Read More]

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