August 21, 2019

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APC condemns the “unjust and indiscriminate” arrest of its members

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) Party is today condemning the arrest and incarceration of its members and supporters by the police. Writing in a public statement published yesterday, the party’s National Secretary General – Alhaji Dr Osman Foday Yansaneh refers to [Read More]

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Floods and mudslides in Sierra Leone – How did we get to this and who is to blame?

Cyril Barnes: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2019: Let me start by expressing my deepest condolence to families who have lost their loved ones in torrential rainfall since 2016. May their souls rest in eternal peace. The world has been such a beautiful place since creation. What has gone worng? [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF representative in Sierra Leone says goodbye to the country

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2019: The outgoing Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Sierra Leone – Dr Iyabo Masha, was in State House in Freetown yesterday, Monday 19 August 2019, to say goodbye to president Julius Maada Bio, marking the end of her tenure in Sierra [Read More]

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Another opposition politician – former Freetown Mayor arrested

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2019: There are reports tonight of the arrest in Freetown of another opposition APC strongman – the former Mayor of Freetown, who is also the Acting Chairman of the APC Western Area Committee – Mr Herbert George Williams. His arrest by Sierra Leone police today [Read More]

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Government invokes joint military and police operation to curb crime

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2019: The government of president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, last week invoked a joint operation of both military and police officers to patrol the streets and areas that are notorious for serious crimes across the country. This joint operation, known as the Military [Read More]

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Guma gives notice to households in areas along water transmission lines

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2019: Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) – the agency responsible for supplying water across sierra Leone’s capital city Freetown, has issued a warning to residents whose houses are built in the vicinity of its water transmission lines, where major rehabilitation work will soon take place, [Read More]

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Maada Bio – the hard road ahead – part 3

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 August 2019: The fight against corruption in Sierra Leone has begun. It is on course and gathering traction, under the fearless leadership of Mr Francis Ben Kaifala, the Commissioner of the country’s Anti- Corruption Commission.  Kaifala’s real strength lies with president Julius Maada Bio, [Read More]

Education and Health

Ghana upgrades capacity to handle infectious diseases

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 August 2019: KT Corporation has today announced that its Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP) started service in Ghana on 14 August 2019 – the first such endeavour outside of Korea. KT, the leading Korean telecommunication provider, said that the landmark platform, GEPP Ghana, was officially launched [Read More]

Economy & Business

What direction Sierra Leone’s economy? Dr Kandeh Yumkella speaks out

Anthony Kamara, Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s Finance Minister – JJ Saffa, was at the studios of Radio Democracy 98.1 last Monday. By all indications, his performance during a live interview did not offer Sierra Leoneans much hope for an improvement in their economic wellbeing, as [Read More]

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Maada Bio – the hard road ahead

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 August 2019: ‘Fortune favours the daring’ is epitome of President Julius Maada Bio’s incredulous, (in the minds of a fairly large chunk of sceptics,) ascendancy to the highest office in the state. Absolutely phenomenal. It contradicted theories shopped around that any other SLPP candidate, [Read More]

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Kashor Holland Cole is re-arrested as bail is rescinded

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2019: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has just learnt tonight, that the opposition APC politician and chairman of Sierra Leone’s Western Area Rural District Council has this evening been re-arrested, after he was granted bail this afternoon. He will be spending the night at the notorious [Read More]

Economy & Business

No more business as usual – Sierra Leone government warns mining companies

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2019: The government of president Julius Maada Bio is warning mining companies not to expect business as usual, where due diligence, accountability and fiduciary responsibility are sacrificed by those in power for contract kickbacks. This stern warning comes, as the government continues to review all [Read More]

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Sierra Leone embraces new Strategy to tackle corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s vice president Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, yesterday Tuesday 13th August, 2019, launched the country’s new National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) that will be delivered by the ACC in 2019 to 2023. The Strategy was unveiled at the Miatta Conference Centre, in Brookfields, Freetown, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Guma gives notice to households in areas along water transmission lines

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2019: Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) – the agency responsible for supplying water across sierra Leone’s capital city Freetown, has issued a warning to residents whose houses are built in the vicinity of its water transmission lines, where major rehabilitation work will soon take place, [Read More]

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Maada Bio – the hard road ahead – part 3

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 August 2019: The fight against corruption in Sierra Leone has begun. It is on course and gathering traction, under the fearless leadership of Mr Francis Ben Kaifala, the Commissioner of the country’s Anti- Corruption Commission.  Kaifala’s real strength lies with president Julius Maada Bio, [Read More]

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