May 22, 2019
Politics

Opposition parties say No to Sierra Leone national peace conference  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2019: A national two-day peace and reconciliation conference scheduled by Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio to commence 23rd May, has been voted down by the country’s main opposition APC party, at a meeting of its national executives, parliamentarians, mayors, chiefs, former ministers and other [Read More]

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Opposition parties say No to Sierra Leone national peace conference  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2019: A national two-day peace and reconciliation conference scheduled by Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio to commence 23rd May, has been voted down by the country’s main opposition APC party, at a meeting of its national executives, parliamentarians, mayors, chiefs, former ministers and other [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s minister of basic education speaks out against pupils’ riotous rampage

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2019: There were ugly violent scenes outside a secondary school in Freetown last week, where pupils ran amok with police officers firing tear gas to control the riotous behavior of the pupils. Dozens of pupils are now in police custody. But there are concerns they [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone law enforcement officers trained to combat people trafficking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2019: Forty-one law enforcement officers in Sierra Leone have received expert training on how to identify, investigate, report and prosecute suspected cases of human trafficking. The 5-day training workshop which took place on 6th to 10th of May 2019, was organized by the IOM – [Read More]

Economy & Business

Reject corruption – refuse to be a willing participant and report it

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2019: Evidence-based research has irrefutably shown and indeed concluded that there is a direct correlation between corruption and poverty. A respected American business TV news outlet based in New York, Bloomberg, states thus: “Corruption often conjures up images of people getting rich. But [Read More]

Economy & Business

Minister Tengbe is determined to turn Sierra Leone’s water sector around

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2019: In an innovative drive to change Sierra Leone’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector for the efficient and effective delivery of improved access to and utlisation of available water resources in Sierra Leone, Minister of Water Resources – Engineer Dr. Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe has [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF deputy managing director speaks about The Gambia’s pathway to prosperity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: The Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mr. Tao Zhang, arrived in the Gambia early this week, where he met with government officials, politicians, senior civil servants, industry leaders, and civil society. Delivering his keynote address, he spoke about The Gambia’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Fighting corruption in Sierra Leone is everyone’s business – there is a new sheriff in town

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: Any successful developmental strides made by a country largely depends upon it’s ability to control corrupt practices and activities in the daily life of its citizens, particularly in the context of the awarding of government contracts, fair judiciary, judicious management of donor [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone health ministry to give over 3 million children lifesaving vaccination

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 May 2019: Sierra Leone’s ministry of health and sanitation in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, GAVI and other health development partners will soon commence a nationwide Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign, aiming to reach over 3 million children with lifesaving intervention, starting Monday June 10th – Sunday June [Read More]

Economy & Business

When will the people of Sierra Leone live the good life – food for thought

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2019: “Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, poor road conditions nationwide constitute the major development challenges in Sierra Leone. It is estimated that only 10% of the 11,300 roads are paved”. Only, 10%? Yes, since April 27th, 1961, our country’s date of birth. The above, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Workers in Sierra Leone’s financial sector face exploitation and human rights abuse

CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 May 2019: Many of the problems faced by workers in Sierra Leone are procedurally unfair and illegal, but the authorities remain apathetic in the face of the problem. Our research shows that workers’ employment rights are not being upheld. They are likely to be bullied [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone – how do we balance regional and national Interests?

Jenkins Sulaiman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 May 2019: Like many other countries, Sierra Leone’s national government heavily influences the rules under which subnational/regional government operate.  This allows subnational interests in the national government to somehow influence how intergovernmental relationships are executed. However, in a country with a bifurcated political system [Read More]

Economy & Business

Reject corruption – refuse to be a willing participant and report it

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2019: Evidence-based research has irrefutably shown and indeed concluded that there is a direct correlation between corruption and poverty. A respected American business TV news outlet based in New York, Bloomberg, states thus: “Corruption often conjures up images of people getting rich. But [Read More]

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