May 24, 2020
Education and Health

Joseph F Kamara (JFK) wishes the people of Sierra Leone a happy Eid

Joseph F Kamara (JFK): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2020: JFK wishes happy Eid -ul Mubarrak to all Sierra Leoneans. A Blessed Eid-ul-Mubarrak to our Brothers and Sisters:  On behalf of the JFK Family and JFK Foundation, let me offer congratulations to you all for abstention from the vanities and [Read More]

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Education and Health

Joseph F Kamara (JFK) wishes the people of Sierra Leone a happy Eid

Joseph F Kamara (JFK): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2020: JFK wishes happy Eid -ul Mubarrak to all Sierra Leoneans. A Blessed Eid-ul-Mubarrak to our Brothers and Sisters:  On behalf of the JFK Family and JFK Foundation, let me offer congratulations to you all for abstention from the vanities and [Read More]

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Diplomats condemn violence in Sierra Leone but short of accusing APC of terrorism

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2020: If president Bio was expecting the international community to support his bid to declare the country’s main opposition political party – the APC a terrorist party, then he would have been in for a shock when he met representatives of the diplomatic community last [Read More]

Politics

Has coronavirus reshaped democratic rights?

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2020: The new coronavirus pandemic is not only wreaking destruction on public health and global economy but disrupting democracy and governance worldwide. It has hit at a time when democracy was already under threat in many places, and it risks exacerbating democratic [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s new minister of internal affairs responds to questions from public

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2020: Newly appointed Minister of Internal Affairs of Sierra Leone – David Panda Noah, was a guest at Radio Democracy in Freetown yesterday, where he spoke about his new job and the changes he is planning to make to policing in the country. Responding to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Kenya receives €188m AfDB loan to boost COVID-19 response

Sierra Leone telegraph: 22 May 2020: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank, today approved an €188 million loan to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the related economic, health and social impacts. The loan will extend additional resources to [Read More]

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President Bio discusses recent violence and covid-19 with civil society – Point of view

Ibrahim S. Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2020: Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are independent entities and ought to know very well their mandate. The President calling them to a dialogue with regards how they should go about doing their job is suspicious. It’s just a trick to curry favour. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone National Tourist Board disputes claim of terrorism in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2020: Following recent spate of violence and lawlessness across various parts of Sierra Leone, president Julius Maada Bio responded with a speech – accusing opposition politicians of terrorism and inciting violence. Many feared the president’s speech could have unduly portrayed Sierra Leone as a country [Read More]

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President Bio discusses recent violence and covid-19 with civil society leaders

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2020: Leaders of Civil Society Organisations and CSOs were at State House yesterday, where they met president Dr Julius Maada Bio and Vice President Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent surge in violence in the country. Vice President Dr [Read More]

Education and Health

COVID-19 – human rights experts underline importance of preserving freedom of opinion and expression in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2020: Tens of millions of people in Africa could become destitute as a result of COVID-19 and its catastrophic impact on fragile economies and health systems across the continent, human rights chiefs from the United Nations and the African Commission warned on Wednesday. As of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone needs $309 million to address COVID-19 impact on the economy – says government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2020: The government of Sierra Leone yesterday published its long-awaited COVID-19 economic risks and impact assessment report, as well as its plans for financing the actions it will take to mitigate those risks and the huge costs involved. The government’s response plan does not come [Read More]

Politics

Rights lawyer arrested in Sierra Leone as political crackdown continues

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2020: Lawyer representing some of the opposition political detainees arrested by the Bio-led government of Sierra Leone – Mr Ady Macauley, was himself arrested yesterday by police in Freetown, as the government continues its unlawful crackdown on political opponents. Yesterday’s report of the lawyer’s arrest [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Central Bank Governor wages war on illegal forex trading

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2020: As Sierra Leone’s exchange rates against major global currencies continue to fall, the governor of the country’s Central Bank – Kelfala M. Kallon, has issued another stern warning to those trading in foreign currencies illegally. In March this year, Kallon gave an ultimatum to [Read More]

Politics

The Sylvia Blyden case – noose tightens on the rights of the individual and due process

Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara Esq: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2020: Today marks 21 days since the arrest and detention of Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, without any charges being preferred to the courts against her person. The Constitution of Sierra Leone, is very clear on the protection of arbitrary arrests and [Read More]

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Lawyers in Sierra Leone call for the release of Dr Sylvia Blyden

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2020: After spending weeks in police custody without charge – contrary to the constitution of Sierra Leone and global human rights codes of conduct, there is growing concern for the health and wellbeing of Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden. She was arrested last month by police [Read More]

Obituary

Sierra Leone’s former minister of education Minkailu Bah has died

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2020: Dr. Minkailu Bah, who served as minister of education, science and technology in the APC government led by Ernest Bai Koroma,  passed away at his home in Magburaka, Tonkolili district in the early hours of this morning. Dr Bah also served as National Advisory [Read More]

Education and Health

Forty-three new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Sierra Leone today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2020: Sierra Leone has today recorded one of its highest daily numbers of cases of COVID-19. According to the ministry of health, 43 people were confirmed positive in the last twenty-four hours, bringing the cumulative total number of cases to 505. The total number of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Kenya receives €188m AfDB loan to boost COVID-19 response

Sierra Leone telegraph: 22 May 2020: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank, today approved an €188 million loan to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the related economic, health and social impacts. The loan will extend additional resources to [Read More]

Politics

President Bio discusses recent violence and covid-19 with civil society – Point of view

Ibrahim S. Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2020: Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are independent entities and ought to know very well their mandate. The President calling them to a dialogue with regards how they should go about doing their job is suspicious. It’s just a trick to curry favour. [Read More]

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