February 20, 2019

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Former president Koroma’s brother pays US$127,547 to Anti-Corruption Commission

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: The younger brother of former president Ernest Bai Koroma – Thomas Koroma, has entered into an out of court settlement with the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after investigators found that he had misappropriated the sum of $127,547.75 during the reign of his elder [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bread crisis in Freetown – too early for ministers to take eyes off the ball

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: This morning hundreds of thousands of households are without bread across Freetown, as bakeries complain of sudden huge increase in the cost of flour. Some bakers are threatening to go on strike. Most Sierra Leoneans spend more of their meagre household income on bread [Read More]

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President Bio announces more money to improve conditions for armed forces

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: Yesterday, 18 February 2019 was Armed Forces Day in Sierra Leone. And the focus of attention as expected, was on the welfare and conditions of service for the thousands of men and women serving in the military. Addressing soldiers yesterday at the Wilberforce Barracks [Read More]

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Freetown city council installs street bins as it transforms the city

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18th February 2019: As part Freetown City Council’s (FCC’s) Transform Freetown Sanitation Initiatives, 500 fixed street bins are being installed on key streets across the city. The street bin installation process started on 23rd January, the eve of the Transform Freetown Forum and will continue over the [Read More]

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Today is a national holiday in Sierra Leone as the nation commemorates Armed Forces Day  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 February 2019: Today, 18th February is set aside as a national public holiday to commemorate and appreciate our Armed Forces who fought in the second world war and 11 years of civil war in Sierra Leone. On the 18th of February 2002, the late former president Alhaji [Read More]

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President Bio must nip SLPP’s growing tension in the bud before it’s too late

Elkass Sannoh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 February 2019: Disaster awaits the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), if president Bio does not tackle the growing instability caused by the Prince Harding and Batilo Songa leadership war. The ruling SLPP is confronted with a lot of challenges that are now shaking [Read More]

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This week at the commissions of inquiry into alleged corruption and mismanagement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2019: Thursday, 14 February 2019, marked day five of commissions of inquiry proceedings into alleged mismanagement and corruption by ministers and officials of the previous APC government under the leadership of president Ernest Bai Koroma. There was a beehive of activities, as all three commissions [Read More]

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30 green garbage collection trucks arrive in Freetown from China

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2019: Yesterday, Friday 15 February 2019, president Julius Maada Bio received thirty garbage collection trucks donated by China, to assist the government’s and local councils’ efforts to keep their towns and cities clean. The president received the trucks on behalf of the people of Sierra [Read More]

Economy & Business

All change at Sierra Leone’s sea port as Bio terminates TPMS contract to end corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 February 2019: The government of Sierra Leone has been losing millions of dollars in revenue  every year from the country’s sea port at Water Quay in Freetown, because of corrupt government officials and crooked company executives. This too has robbed thousands of well-meaning citizens that are [Read More]

Education and Health

West African Examination Council delegation visits president Bio in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 February 2019: A high-level delegation from the West African Examination Council (WAEC), headed by its Chairman – Baboucarr Bouy from the Republic of Gambia, met with president Julius Maada Bio at State House today for talks. The sub-regional examinations body was established in 1952 with a [Read More]

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Should former head of Anti-Corruption Commission act as lawyer for those accused of corruption?  

Majeks Jacob Walker (Jnr): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 February 2019: The Commission of Inquiry (COI) opened in Freetown this week, and early on in the proceedings, there was a notable exchange between Mr. Ady Macauley and the learned COI judge. Mr Ady Macauley is representing Mr Paolo Conteh and another [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government owned bank used as piggy bank by former ministers  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 February 2019: There was consternation yesterday among supporters and leaders of Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party, when a Commission of Inquiry led by the Nigerian Judge – Justice Biobele Georgewil, revealed a list of senior former government ministers – including president Koroma, [Read More]

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Africa must speak with one voice to reform UN Security Council – president Bio tells AU leaders

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 February 2019: Early this week, president Julius Maada Bio presented the 20th Report of the Committee of Ten African Heads of State and Government, otherwise known as the C-10, at the plenary session of the African Union (AU) summit. The president highlighted a series of actions [Read More]

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Four sentenced to three years imprisonment each for corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2019: Justice Ivan Sesay of the High Court of Sierra Leone sitting in Kenema, yesterday Tuesday 12th February 2019, convicted four former public officials for various corruption offences. Abubakarr Sidique Turay – former Accountant at the Kenema City Council; Edward Kargbo – former Expenditure Clerk [Read More]

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Commission of inquiry questions former ministers about missing $14 million Ebola funds

Amin Kef: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2019: It could be recalled that whilst poor innocent Sierra Leoneans were dying in their hundreds every day during the Ebola outbreak, government officials entrusted with funds for managing the emergency health crisis were playing fast and loose with the funds that were [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone now ranks high in Global Disease-Fighters’ League Table

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2019: Sierra Leone is turning the corner in its efforts to combat disease, after over 5,000 people were killed by the deadly Ebola virus in 2013-2015. The country’s poor healthcare systems fell under the weight of the Epidemic because of decades of neglect, lack of [Read More]

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ACC recovers more stolen funds from corrupt officials of former government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 February 2019: The former resident engineer of Sierra Leone’s National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), has made another payment of One Hundred Million Leones to the Anti-Corruption Commission as part settlement of a Five Hundred Million Leones of stolen funds, he is to return to [Read More]

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This week at the commissions of inquiry into alleged corruption and mismanagement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2019: Thursday, 14 February 2019, marked day five of commissions of inquiry proceedings into alleged mismanagement and corruption by ministers and officials of the previous APC government under the leadership of president Ernest Bai Koroma. There was a beehive of activities, as all three commissions [Read More]

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30 green garbage collection trucks arrive in Freetown from China

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 February 2019: Yesterday, Friday 15 February 2019, president Julius Maada Bio received thirty garbage collection trucks donated by China, to assist the government’s and local councils’ efforts to keep their towns and cities clean. The president received the trucks on behalf of the people of Sierra [Read More]

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