March 1, 2021
Economy & Business

Winch Energy secures largest funding to establish solar mini grids in Uganda and Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2021: Leading off-grid utilities provider, Winch Energy, has completed the funding for solar mini grid projects in 49 villages across Uganda and Sierra Leone through the creation of a new platform, Winch Energy IPP Holdings Limited (“WIPP”). The deal represents the largest mini grid financing [Read More]

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Winch Energy secures largest funding to establish solar mini grids in Uganda and Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2021: Leading off-grid utilities provider, Winch Energy, has completed the funding for solar mini grid projects in 49 villages across Uganda and Sierra Leone through the creation of a new platform, Winch Energy IPP Holdings Limited (“WIPP”). The deal represents the largest mini grid financing [Read More]

Education and Health

University of Georgia to host virtual launch of anti-trafficking program in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2021: The University of Georgia (UGA), the U.S. Department of State, and World Hope International will co-host a virtual Sierra Leone Child Anti-Trafficking Program Launch Event on Tuesday, March 2nd at 2 pm. This free virtual launch event will detail the results of groundbreaking child [Read More]

Economy & Business

Enhancing private sector’s contribution to SDGs realization in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2021: Last Wednesday, UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in Sierra Leone – Mr. Babatunde Ahonsi, held discussions with ten senior members of the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA) on the need to build strong partnerships to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) [Read More]

Politics

Yumkella says non-partisan Local Councils will lead to a One-Party State in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2021: Yesterday, at a meeting of representatives of 13 political parties held with the Parliamentary Committee on Local Government, the leader of the opposition NGC party in parliament, Hon Kandeh Yumkella, admonished the committee to treat the issues presented by the political party leaders with [Read More]

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ACC secures conviction of Bockarie Sheku Mattia for bribery

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2021: The High Court in Bo, Southern Sierra Leone, presided by Justice A.T. Ganda, on Thursday, 25th February 2021, convicted Bockarie Sheku Mattia – a Supervisor on contract with Statistics Sierra Leone’s Bo office on one count of soliciting an advantage, contrary to Section 28(2) [Read More]

Education and Health

Bring your own water, bring your own blood – the perils of giving birth in Sierra Leone

Memuna Forna: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 February 2021: Bring your own water! Bring your own blood! Filth encrusted speculum supplied. Sierra Leone’s doctors return to their country to make a difference. These are the conditions under which they are forced to work, and treat patients. There is a critical shortage [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio declares Sulima a potential tourism centre of attraction

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: Last Saturday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio visited Sulima in Pujehun District, Southern Province  of Sierra Leone, to thank local people for supporting his bid for the presidency. He said that Sulima which is about 406 kilometres from the capital city, Freetown, should become [Read More]

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Dr. Blyden raises alarm once again as police issues false Interpol notice for her arrest

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) party politician – Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has raised fresh alarm concerning her safety and well-being under the SLPP-led Government of President Julius Maada Bio. Dr. Sylvia Blyden expressed her fears last weekend, after the Sierra [Read More]

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I will not be distracted – Chief Minister Francis told the Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister – Professor David John Francis has today told the Sierra Leone Telegraph, that he will not be distracted by fake propaganda, stressing that his “focus is on His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio’s New Direction agenda of accelerated delivery”. Speaking [Read More]

Sports

Ghanaian footballer Benjamin Acheampong duped of over $1m

Piers Edwards (BBC Sport Africa): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: ‘They can’t treat us like animals,’ says Benjamin Acheampong, player ‘duped’ out of $1m. The Ghanaian footballer has been deprived of over $1m in a row with Egyptian giants Zamalek dating back to 2018 and despite the Court of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Francis Ben Kaifala receives US government Anti-Corruption Champion Award

U.S. Embassy Freetown: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2021: Chargé d’Affairs at U.S. Embassy Freetown, Elaine M French, has presented Francis Ben Kaifala with the Department of State International Anti-Corruption Champions Award. Mr. Kaifala was honored for his leadership as the Commissioner of Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission, which has enhanced [Read More]

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More revelations of alleged corruption in the office of Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 Febraury 2021: Editors of the US based Africanist Press – Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman, have today published more damning revelations about Sierra Leone government’s Chief Minister’s alleged financial impropriety. According to this latest story, Chief Minister Professor David Francis’ office accounts, [Read More]

Politics

Young man murdered ahead of Constituency 010 bye-election in Kailahun Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2021: There are allegations of the beating and stabbing of a young man in the Penguia Chiefdom in Kailahun last week by SLPP supporters, ahead of the hotly contested Constituency 010 bye-election in Kailahun. According to sources, the SLPP candidate took campaigners and police officers [Read More]

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President Bio speaks about his government’s successes

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2021: Speaking in the southern provincial district of Pujehun last Friday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio said that in the next eighteen  months his government will build and furnish a Junior and Senior Secondary School of Excellence exclusively for girls. “It will cater for 300 [Read More]

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Dr. Blyden asks Supreme Court not to strike out her Petition against President Bio

Saffea Komba: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2021: Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden OOR, whilst addressing the Supreme Court in the matter of her Elections Petition case against the 2018 election of President Bio, has argued against the striking out of her Petition. Representing herself in person, she was speaking on [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone to get a new knowledge-based website for sustainable food security

Dr Steven Sam and Dr Ximena Schmidt: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2021: A new digital platform for rescuing indigenous and traditional knowledge of agriculture and food systems to promote sustainable food security in Sierra Leone, is being established by a team of researchers from Brunel University London, the Open [Read More]

Politics

Rule of law and accountability – significance of joint letter signed by NGC and APC

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2021: Sierra Leone is at cross-roads. For the first time in recent memory the opposition leaders in Parliament are holding the Presidency to account. It seems Chernor Bah and his colleagues in the Africanist Press have caused a seismic shift in our polity, [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio declares Sulima a potential tourism centre of attraction

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: Last Saturday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio visited Sulima in Pujehun District, Southern Province  of Sierra Leone, to thank local people for supporting his bid for the presidency. He said that Sulima which is about 406 kilometres from the capital city, Freetown, should become [Read More]

Politics

Dr. Blyden raises alarm once again as police issues false Interpol notice for her arrest

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) party politician – Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has raised fresh alarm concerning her safety and well-being under the SLPP-led Government of President Julius Maada Bio. Dr. Sylvia Blyden expressed her fears last weekend, after the Sierra [Read More]

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