October 24, 2020
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Sierra Leone scales down Covid-19 response as number of deaths remains low

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2020: As countries across the world ramp up their response to the unfolding second wave of the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic that has killed over one million people, authorities in Sierra Leone have decided its time to scale down the government’s response. This decision was announced [Read More]

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Sierra Leone scales down Covid-19 response as number of deaths remains low

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2020: As countries across the world ramp up their response to the unfolding second wave of the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic that has killed over one million people, authorities in Sierra Leone have decided its time to scale down the government’s response. This decision was announced [Read More]

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Head of UN in Sierra Leone meets president Bio at State House

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2020: Newly appointed United Nations Resident to Sierra Leone – Mr. Babatunde Ahonsi, last Thursday called on President Dr Julius Maada Bio to present his letter of appointment by the UN Secretary General. ”It is with utmost humility and great honour that I present my [Read More]

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President Bio commissions four inshore patrol boats to protect the country’s territorial waters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2020: Yesterday Thursday, president Dr Julius Maada Bio commissioned four inshore patrol boats at the White Man’s Bay Navy Headquarters in Murray Town, Freetown. Speaking at the ceremony to mark the occasion, Commander of the Maritime Wing, Captain Navy Philip Juana, said that the role [Read More]

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Disputed 2018 election in the Freetown constituency 110 to be held in December

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has finally published the date for the conduct of the controversial Parliamentary re-run bye election in constituency 110 which was marred by violence. It comes over a year after the last polling results were cancelled. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio launches 2020 Poppy Day Remembrance Week

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today launched the 2020 Poppy Remembrance Week in honour of all military servicemen and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. Co-Chairman Remembrance Day Planning Committee, Commissioner Rashid Thomas II, said remembering the Poppy Day [Read More]

Education and Health

Aberdeen’s oldest citizen – Mr Mohamed Sallieu Thomas celebrates 100 NOT OUT

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2020: Born on 17th October 1920, Mr Mohamed Sallieu Thomas is one of Freetown’s oldest residents, and arguably the oldest in Aberdeen, West of Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is the patriarch of the Thomas family of Aberdeen – descendants of Liberated Africans slaves who founded [Read More]

Economy & Business

Thousands of businesses to benefit from electronic cash registers in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa, on Monday commissioned five thousand Electronic Cash Registers (ECR) which will be rolled out immediately across hotels and supermarkets in the country. The National Revenue Authority (NRA) last week, held a five-day technical training for stakeholders [Read More]

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Yesterday at the Appeals Court – APC legal communications team clarifies

APC Legal Communications: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2020: Lawyers representing the APC Members of Parliament that were removed from Parliament immediately after the general elections in 2018, yesterday October 20th 2020, told the Court of Appeal that they have instructions from their clients not to file synopsis or argue [Read More]

Economy & Business

Three electricity distribution officials arrested for corruption in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Elite Scorpion Squad today arrested three officials of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Agency’s (EDSA) billing section at Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown. According to the ACC statement, they are believed to have facilitated the embezzlement of over One [Read More]

Economy & Business

African Heads of State call on world leaders to increase investment to end rural hunger and poverty

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2020: Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa. “We share IFAD’s [Read More]

Education and Health

BBC reveals thousands of boys chained, tortured and abused in Islamic schools across Sudan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2020: A BBC News Arabic investigation has uncovered systemic child abuse inside Islamic schools in Sudan. There are nearly 30,000 Islamic schools, known as “khalwas” across Sudan. The investigation, “The Schools that Chain Boys”, has found that boys as young as five-years-old are routinely chained, [Read More]

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Millennium Challenge Corporation Chief Executive meets president Bio at State House

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2020: After the failure of successive governments of Sierra Leone to convince the US government funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to include Sierra Leone in their short list of African countries that have received hundreds of millions of dollars in grant-aid to help pay for [Read More]

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EU support for Kambia local council and CSOs launched in Kambia district

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s minister of planning and economic development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai has reiterated his call for effective coordination, ownership and people cantered processes that are critical to achieving the objectives of the government’s Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2019-2023 at the local community level. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Female entrepreneur loses thousands of dollars investment in Sierra Leone – still no justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2020: Just when she thought it was safe and the right decision to return home to Sierra Leone to invest her hard earned cash in her country of birth, Mrs Annie Metzger has witnessed all her hard work and investments gone up in smoke, as [Read More]

Economy & Business

ACC investigated and charged three tax officials for stealing billions of foreign travel tax revenue

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2020: Following the publication of a report by the Africanist Press about the Billions of Leones stolen by tax officials working for the country’s National Revenue Authority (NRA), the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday issued a statement saying that they had conducted an investigation into the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Billions in foreign travel tax revenue missing in Sierra Leone government account – says new report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2020: Just as the New Direction government of President Julius Maada Bio says it is beginning to get grips with massive corruption in the country, then comes revelation that Billions of Leones are being siphoned into private accounts of corrupt officials and private corporations. A [Read More]

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Will the Bio-led government implement the recommendations of the Constitutional Review Report? Op ed

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 October 2020: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), established in 2002 urged the Government of Sierra Leone to give “serious consideration” to the creation of a “new constitution”, in order to contribute to human rights and democracy in the country. All the political [Read More]

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Opposition APC criticises political and civil society’s response to the Makeni ACC standoff

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 October 2020: After receiving widespread condemnation for his supporters’ behaviour last Thursday outside his home in Makeni, where hundreds of angry youths staged protests and blocked the road leading to his house, to prevent Anti-Corruption Commission investigators from meeting with him, former president of Sierra Leone [Read More]

Economy & Business

Thousands of businesses to benefit from electronic cash registers in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa, on Monday commissioned five thousand Electronic Cash Registers (ECR) which will be rolled out immediately across hotels and supermarkets in the country. The National Revenue Authority (NRA) last week, held a five-day technical training for stakeholders [Read More]

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Yesterday at the Appeals Court – APC legal communications team clarifies

APC Legal Communications: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2020: Lawyers representing the APC Members of Parliament that were removed from Parliament immediately after the general elections in 2018, yesterday October 20th 2020, told the Court of Appeal that they have instructions from their clients not to file synopsis or argue [Read More]

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