December 2, 2020
Education and Health

Strengthening HIV treatment cascade is critical to achieving widespread impact – Op-ed

Ambassador Maria Brewer: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 December 2020: The United States joins Sierra Leone in observing World AIDS Day 2020 today 1st of December. Annually on this date since 1988, we pause to remember those lost to HIV/AIDS, to reflect upon our global journey towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, [Read More]

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Education and Health

Strengthening HIV treatment cascade is critical to achieving widespread impact – Op-ed

Ambassador Maria Brewer: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 December 2020: The United States joins Sierra Leone in observing World AIDS Day 2020 today 1st of December. Annually on this date since 1988, we pause to remember those lost to HIV/AIDS, to reflect upon our global journey towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s lands minister Sandy is destroying the SLPP government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2020: Following a barrage of damning stories and social media lampooning of Sierra Leone’s minister of lands – Dr Dennis Sandy, for what many regard as his thuggery and bully-boy tactics in managing the affairs of his ministry, questions are now being asked within the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s dismal performance in the WAEC school exams needs fixing fast

John Mannah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2020: Sierra Leone’s performance in the recently released 2020 WAEC examination results with a 4.5% Pass Rate in 5 Subjects, when compared to our sister competing countries namely, Ghana with 68.5%, Nigeria- 65.8%, and The Gambia – 64.8%, is not only catastrophic and [Read More]

Education and Health

Nigeria’s best selling Naija music artist – Kizz Daniel to perform in Freetown in 2021

LAKE Production: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2020: LAKE Production (SL) Limited is pleased to inform the general public that January 16th, 2021 is the new date for the KIZZ DANIEL show in Freetown. We will be live at the National Stadium in Freetown. You just do not want to [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leonean born Frederica Williams receives Harvard’s 2020 Dean Michael Shinagel Award

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2020: President and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center in Boston, USA – Frederica Williams, has been awarded the 2020 Dean Michael Shinagel Award for Service to Others, presented by the Harvard Extension Alumni Association. When Frederica Williams, CSS ’91, was in England earning her [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank supports Sierra Leone’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2020: At the launching of the National Disaster Management Agency in Sierra Leone almost ten days ago, World Bank Country Manager – Gayle Martin, spoke about the Bank’s commitment to the wellbeing of the people of Sierra Leone, as she expressed the importance of accountability, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone now has a dedicated National Disaster Management Agency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2020: Thousands of people have died unnecessarily across Sierra Leone, especially in the capital Freetown – due to poor disaster management planning and response. In August 2017, over one thousand people – mainly children and the elderly were killed by a mudslide in Freetown, after [Read More]

Economy & Business

Counting the cost of buying safe drinking water in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2020: Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of rainfall in Africa yet over two-thirds of rhe population are struggling to access safe, clean drinikng water, especially in the dry season. In the capital – Freetown, many rely on water being sold in jerry [Read More]

Politics

I want to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament – says Speaker Sidie Tunis  

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2020: Speaker of the 5th Legislature of the regional Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament – Sidie Mohamed Tunis, says that his wish is to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament. Sidie Mohamed Tunis is the first Sierra Leonean to be [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s 4th Annual National Entertainment Awards – 2020 nominees announced

Lake Production:Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2020: For the past three years, LAKE Productions (SL) Limited and Partners, through the prestigious NEA ceremony has been recognizing professionals from all sectors in the Creative and Tourism Industry in a bid to support creativity, motivate artistes, film makers, artisans and practitioners in [Read More]

Politics

President Bio launches vocational skills development fund

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2020: Last Monday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio presented a cheque of over Le 9 billion in Segbwema, Kailahun District, Eastern Sierra Leone to the Skills Development Fund, which would initially benefit over 1,660 ypoung people in his political heartlands of Kenema and Kailahun districts. [Read More]

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Dr Blyden calls for end to Covid state of emergency as CDC lists Sierra Leone as low risk

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2020: The Centre for Decease Control (CDC) has listed Sierra Leone as one of only four countries in Africa, including Benin, Ivory Coast, and Rwanda, where travel and health risk due to Covid -19 is rated as low. The four new COVID-19 levels and travel [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio unveils plans to effectively manage Sierra Leone’s marine resources 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2020: Sierra Leone’s President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today unveiled plans to tackle illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in the country which is costing the government an estimated $100 million a year in lost revenue. The fishing sector currently contributes between 10-12 percent of [Read More]

Politics

Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr named among top 100 most influential Women in the World

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2020: The BBC has today published its list of top 100 most inspirational and influential women in the World., and Sierra Leone’s capital city –  Freetown’s Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is among those named in the leadership category of the BBC 100 Women in 2020, for her [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s former president Koroma interrogated for corruption and money laundering

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2020: Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma was today interrogated by lawyers acting for the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after the publication of a government White Paper on the findings of a High Court Judge-led commission of inquiry, into what the SLPP government describes [Read More]

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Vice President Jalloh engages African Peer Review Mission to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2020: A targeted review team from the African Peer Review Mechanism, APRM, and the Sierra Leone National Governance Council last Friday, met with Vice President Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh in Freetown to share their mission objectives on governance and COVID 19. Head of delegation and [Read More]

Education and Health

Why parliamentarians play a pivotal role in the fight against malaria in Sierra Leone

Moses Baimba Jorkie – MP: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2020: Headaches, high temperatures and feeling hot and shivery: these are just some of the symptoms that millions suffering from malaria face each day. Malaria – one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases – continues to devastate populations, particularly [Read More]

Education and Health

Court case filed against Tanzania to overturn ban on pregnant girls attending school

Equality Now: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2020: International women’s rights organization – Equality Now, alongside its partner in Tanzania, last Friday filed a joint case at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights against the Government of Tanzania, seeking to overturn the country’s discriminatory policy of permanently expelling [Read More]

Politics

Conditional early release of prisoners convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Residual Special Court: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2020: In view of misinformation being circulated online about the treatment of prisoners convicted by the Special Court, in part by several of the prisoners themselves but also by persons living outside of Sierra Leone, the Residual Special Court, or RSCSL, finds [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio lays foundation for construction of major road in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2020: On Saturday, 14 November 2020, President Dr Julius Maada Bio laid the foundation for the construction of a major road network in the far West of the capital Freetown. The thirteen miles long Goderich-Funkia road, will benefit over 30,000 people in the outlying communities, [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Peace and National Cohesion Commission Bill will soon become law

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2020: A Parliamentary Bill entitled – ‘the Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion Bill’, received its second reading in parliament this week. Presenting the Bill to parliamentarians, Government Chief Minister – Dr. David John Francis said that the government is seeking laws to establish [Read More]

Economy & Business

Counting the cost of buying safe drinking water in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2020: Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of rainfall in Africa yet over two-thirds of rhe population are struggling to access safe, clean drinikng water, especially in the dry season. In the capital – Freetown, many rely on water being sold in jerry [Read More]

Politics

I want to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament – says Speaker Sidie Tunis  

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2020: Speaker of the 5th Legislature of the regional Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament – Sidie Mohamed Tunis, says that his wish is to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament. Sidie Mohamed Tunis is the first Sierra Leonean to be [Read More]

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