August 15, 2022

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Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr under attack as ruling party operatives look for scapegoats to blame for deadly riots

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2022: President Bio needs to clampdown hard on his ministers and rein in his SLPP party operatives that are out fanning the flames of discord, retribution, and anarchy, in reaction to the bloody disturbance that took place last Wednesday, 10th of August 2022. What the [Read More]

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President Bio vows to crackdown hard on violent insurrectionists, collaborators, sponsors, and supporters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2022: After his ‘forced’ return to Freetown from his holiday in London to speak to the people of Sierra Leone and the international community about the deadly protests which took place on the 10th of August, President Bio has spelt out his government’s plans to [Read More]

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Market stalls at Abacha Street Market in Freetown destroyed as security forces mount brutal crackdown

12th August 2022: Barely forty-eight hours have passed and there is rising political and regional tension once again in Sierra Leone, after a massive street protest brought the country to a chilling halt, with demonstrators calling for the resignation of President Bio, who was holidaying in London with his family. [Read More]

In Focus

Isha Johansen bags newly elected FIFA Foundation Board member appointment

Vertex Media: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2022: Trailblazing Sierra Leonean female football administrator – FIFA Council Member and CAF Executive Committee Member, Madam Isha Johansen has attained new heights in the corridors of global football administration and governance, as she was elected to the Fifa Foundation Board today during a virtually FIFA meeting. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone police interim report on the deadly protest is out and makes for grim reading

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: Sierra Leone Police headquarters today published its interim report into yesterday’s street protests which saw four police officers and several civilians killed, as President Bio returns home from his holiday to face a nation ripped apart by hate and political discord. Tonight, as the [Read More]

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Opposition APC says it unreservedly condemn all forms of violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: Sierra Leone’s main opposition political party – the APC, last night issued a statement condemning yesterday’s violent protests which saw the killing of civilians and security officers. Widespread rioting brought the country to a standstill. The main opposition APC is being accused by supporters [Read More]

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Mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr calls for peace after deadly protests in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: Reactions to yesterday’s deadly violence in Sierra Leone which claimed the lives of security forces and civilians have been swift. Mayor of Freetown, whose efforts and campaign to develop the country’s capital as a place that is fit for work, enterprise, living and leisure, [Read More]

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Why Sierra Leoneans are happy with challenge to Maada Bio’s bloodshed and bullying – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: DO we need to catalogue all the bloodshed President Bio has committed in Sierra Leone since his NPRC days and since he came to power in 2018 for anybody to understand why many Sierra Leoneans rejoiced today for the first strong open [Read More]

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International community calls for calm in Sierra Leone after hours of deadly protests

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 August 2022: The international community in Sierra Leone, led by United Nations Resident Coordinator in the country – Babatunde Ahonsi, this afternoon called for calm in the aftermath of violent confrontation in many parts of the country between the police and angry youths who took to [Read More]

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Three dead in Freetown as Sierra Leone is shutdown by protesters calling for the resignation of President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 August 2022: Three people, including two civilians and one state security personnel have been killed in Freetown today, as the city is brought to a standstill by angry protesters, calling for the resignation of President Julius Maada Bio who is on holiday in London with his [Read More]

Election Watch

“Turn out impressive, process generally orderly and peaceful” – says Koroma, as counting gets underway in Kenyan polls

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 August 2022: The head of the AU-COMESA joint Elections Observer Mission(EOM), former Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma, along with Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd, the deputy head of mission, and former President of Burundi, H.E NDAYIZEYE Domitien, were out yesterday observing the opening of polls in Nairobi, [Read More]

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How dare you be so dishonest and deceitful, President Bio? Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2022: Our President, Retired Brig. Maada Bio, recklessly left the nation suffering, with doctors and nurses going on strike and travelled out to the UK to attend his SLPP party’s fundraising dance. And during the party, President Bio said that the SLPP was [Read More]

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President Bio accused of squandering £100,000 of taxpayers’ cash on overseas holiday and money traficking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2022: Allegations of misappropriation of almost One Hundred Thousand Pounds by Sierra Leone’s ministry of finance to fund the president’s latest holiday abroad – with the country in economic turmoil, will not make for comfortable reading for President Bio who is currently in London with [Read More]

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Sierra Leone signs military cooperation agreement with Turkey

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2022: Last Friday, the government of Sierra Leone signed a deal with the Turkish government to strengthen Sierra Leone’s military capability. The agreement was signed by Sierra Leone’s Minister of Defense, Brig. Gen (Rtd) Hassan Kellie Conteh and the Turkish Minister of National Defense, Hulusi [Read More]

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Sierra Leone now has new land rights law to promote gender and tribal equality and social justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 August 2022: After sixty years of procrastination, the Parliament of Sierra Leone has today passed into law “The Customary Land Rights Act 2022”, which the government says will address deep inequalities and discrimination in the ownership and control of land, especially in the provinces. Presenting the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone bans smoking in public places in a bid to eliminate tobacco consumption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 August 2022: Parliament of Sierra Leone last Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022 passed a new law titled “The Tobacco and Nicotine Act, 2022”, banning smoking in public places. The new law addresses the control and regulation of the production, manufacturing, importation, packaging and labeling, advertising, promotion and [Read More]

Election Watch

Former President Koroma of Sierra Leone leads African Union Elections Mission in Kenya

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2022 Former President of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma, departed Freetown for Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday 3 August 2022, where he is leading the African Union Elections Observation Mission (AUEOM), following an invitation from the Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, HE Moussa [Read More]

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President Bio’s desperation to win Freetown creates tension as electoral body makes constituency boundary changes

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 August 2022: President Bio’s victory at the last elections in 2018, was hailed by opposition parties as the result of massive voter fraud and ballot rigging by elections officials sympathetic to the SLPP party. This accusation which almost brought chaos and violence to the streets, prompted [Read More]

Education and Health

UN launches partnership to advance disability inclusion in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 August 2022: UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi said yesterday in Freetown, that disability rights and inclusion are a critical element of the United Nations Country Team’s (UNCT) multi-year Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone. Speaking at the launch of the [Read More]

Sports

Sierra Leone’s athletes in an exciting show at opening of commonwealth games yet to pick up a medal

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 August 2022: Dozens of athletes from Sierra Leone arrived two weeks ago in Birmingham, UK, where they will compete with top athletes from across the Commonwealth in field and track events. The young team from Sierra Leone were seen last week at the opening ceremony of [Read More]

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Mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr calls for peace after deadly protests in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: Reactions to yesterday’s deadly violence in Sierra Leone which claimed the lives of security forces and civilians have been swift. Mayor of Freetown, whose efforts and campaign to develop the country’s capital as a place that is fit for work, enterprise, living and leisure, [Read More]

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Why Sierra Leoneans are happy with challenge to Maada Bio’s bloodshed and bullying – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2022: DO we need to catalogue all the bloodshed President Bio has committed in Sierra Leone since his NPRC days and since he came to power in 2018 for anybody to understand why many Sierra Leoneans rejoiced today for the first strong open [Read More]

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