January 26, 2021
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Auditor General and Anti-Corruption Commissioner questioned by parliamentary committee

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s Auditor General – Lara Taylor-Pearce and the Anti-Corruption Commissioner – Francis Ben Kaifala, were both last week summoned by the country’s Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament – Sengepoh Solomon to answer questions about the Audit [Read More]

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Auditor General and Anti-Corruption Commissioner questioned by parliamentary committee

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s Auditor General – Lara Taylor-Pearce and the Anti-Corruption Commissioner – Francis Ben Kaifala, were both last week summoned by the country’s Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament – Sengepoh Solomon to answer questions about the Audit [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Auditor General – Lara Taylor-Pearce – works strictly by the rules

Memuna Forna: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2021: In January 2013 Lara Taylor-Pearce, Sierra Leone’s Auditor General (AG) who was appointed in 2011, was summoned to Parliament to appear before the Public Accounts Committee. She had caused a nationwide uproar by making the Audit Service’s 2011 annual report publicly available; something her [Read More]

Economy & Business

Civil society calls for Sierra Leone’s central bank governor to quit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2021: Sierra Leone has run out of its own currency – the Leone. The people are getting impatient and wary of government’s promise to make life better economically, amid rising inflation, falling value of the Leone that has lost over 30% of its value against [Read More]

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Ugandan human rights lawyer Kiiza says presidential election is invalid

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2021: Eron Kiiza, Ugandan human rights attorney and lead counsel of Uganda’s media association, has referred to recent presidential election which took place on Thursday, January 14, 2021 as invalid. He made this statement last Wednesday from his home in Kampala, during a [Read More]

Economy & Business

MIGA backs use of solar to power cell towers in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2021: MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, has issued guarantees of up to US$25.6 million to Escotel Mauritius covering its investments in solar power generation in Liberia and Sierra Leone for a period of up to ten years. The MIGA guarantees provide protection [Read More]

Economy & Business

A big boost for Sierra Leone’s farming and agricultural capability

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2021: The government of Sierra Leone has imported  2,410 agricultural equipment and 410 tractors for the 2021 national planting season. Last Thursday, President Bio visited the Ministry of Agriculture’s Central Storage facility in Kissy, east of the capital Freetown, where he inspected the range of [Read More]

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President Bio turns sod for construction of ultra-modern general hospital

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2021: Last Friday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio turned the sod for the construction of an ultra-modern general hospital at Kerry Town, Western Rural District in Freetown. Speaking at the event, President Bio said: “I am informed that per the MOU, EASI Trading Limited will [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leonean who dropped out of med school after finding love now struggling in Jamaica

Stabroek News: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2021 Etta Isatu Findlay was on her way to earning a medical degree from the Carlos J. Finlay University of Medical Sciences. She said that she left her homeland of Sierra Leone in West Africa, and was receiving medical training at the Cuban [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone announces new Covid restrictions as infection cases rise sharply

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2021: The government of Sierra Leone through the agency responsible for managing its Covid-19 response strategy – NACOVERC, today announced new measures restricting the movement of people in the country, starting from next Monday 25th January 2021, in response to the alarming rise in the [Read More]

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Bio’s government has brought a whole new level and type of corruption – says opposition APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s main opposition political party – the All People’s Congress (APC), today published a damning statement, accusing the Bio-led government of “State capture”, after reports of rampant corruption in the government. The Auditor General’s 2019 report on the government’s management and use of [Read More]

Economy & Business

867 people died in road traffic accidents in Sierra Leone in 2020

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) yesterday Wednesday, published its Annual Road Crash Data for the year 2020 at its headquarters in Freetown. Presenting the alarming data on the number of people who died last year in road accidents, Research and Development Manager – [Read More]

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ACC 2020 performance in focus  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), has published information about its performance in 2020 in a document showing the work of the ACC. The infographics include statistics of cases reported and investigated, referrals, prosecutions, convictions, and recoveries made, and what to look forward to in [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Appeals Court upholds jail-term sentencing of former public officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has today published a statement to inform the general public that the Court of Appeal in Freetown, presided by the honourable Justice Miatta Maria Samba,  the honourable Justice Ansumana Ivan Sesay, and the honourable Justice Sulaiman Bah, yesterday 19th January [Read More]

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COI accused persons of interest appeared at the Appeals Court in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: Finda Diana Konomanyi – a former APC government minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, who also previously served in that government as minister of Local Government and Rural Development appeared last Monday at the Court of Appeal in Freetown, after filing an [Read More]

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Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speak about Africa governance on Aljazeera

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: Last Monday, Mayor of Freetown – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, together with former president of Liberia – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and Botswana’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry – Bogolo Joy Kenewendo spoke with Aljazeera presenter – Femi Oke about governance and leadership in Africa. Their discussions [Read More]

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Sierra Leonean wins the 2021 imperial college distinguished alumni award

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: A Sierra Leonean, Ambassador Yvette Stevens (M.Sc., DIC., FSLIE, MIET) has won the 2021 Imperial College Distinguished Alumni Award The prestigious Imperial College London is a one-of-a-kind institution in the UK, focusing solely on science, engineering, medicine and business. It has been consistently rated [Read More]

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Budget vote controllers must submit 2019 Audit Report Implementation Plan in three weeks

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2021: Vote controllers across Sierra Leone government departments and ministries – officials who are responsible for managing budgets, were told last week by the government’s Financial Secretary – Mr. Sahr Lahai Jusu, that they have got three weeks to submit their implementation plan of the [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Museveni invites Donald Trump to run for President in Africa

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2021: If anyone thought that what is happening in America and especially under the Trump Presidency will only affect America, you better think again. In the last ten days, we have seen an “insurrection”, deaths, a second impeachment that is scheduled for a [Read More]

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President Bio turns sod for construction of ultra-modern general hospital

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2021: Last Friday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio turned the sod for the construction of an ultra-modern general hospital at Kerry Town, Western Rural District in Freetown. Speaking at the event, President Bio said: “I am informed that per the MOU, EASI Trading Limited will [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leonean who dropped out of med school after finding love now struggling in Jamaica

Stabroek News: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2021 Etta Isatu Findlay was on her way to earning a medical degree from the Carlos J. Finlay University of Medical Sciences. She said that she left her homeland of Sierra Leone in West Africa, and was receiving medical training at the Cuban [Read More]

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