July 13, 2020
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Political violence in Kono – former vice president Sam Sumana attacked

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2020: Political violence reared its ugly head in Kono, eastern province of Sierra Leone last Saturday, at the funeral ceremony of the late paramount chief Abu Mbawa Kongorba, when groups loyal to the ruling SLPP party clashed with the security staff of the former vice [Read More]

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Political violence in Kono – former vice president Sam Sumana attacked

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2020: Political violence reared its ugly head in Kono, eastern province of Sierra Leone last Saturday, at the funeral ceremony of the late paramount chief Abu Mbawa Kongorba, when groups loyal to the ruling SLPP party clashed with the security staff of the former vice [Read More]

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Fight against Covid-19 intensifies – Doctors in Sierra Leone treated with reckless abandon

Lawrence Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: In two separate letters (see below), addressed to President Julius Maada Bio and the National Coordinator of NACOVERC, Brig. (Rtd.) Kellie Conteh respectively, the president of the Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Association (SLMDA), Dr. Delwin M. Findlay, expressed grave frustration and disappointment over the [Read More]

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We must hold the office of the Attorney General accountable for wrongful prosecutions

Basita Michael: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2020: “Not Guilty.” Two powerful words spoken by the foreman of the jury that brought a sense of relief and feelings of vindication to three accused persons in the recently concluded treason trial. In the case of the first accused, Alfred Palo Conteh, [Read More]

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Open letter to President Julius Maada Bio about official report on the massacre of prisoners

Concerned Sierra Leoneans: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2020: In our press release dated 4th May 2020, we accentuated our horror and concern over the brutal intervention of heavily armed State House Presidential guards who opened fire on unarmed prisoners and prison guards with assault rifles, in an attempt to [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio unveils ten million Euro EU support for decentralisation and improved local service delivery

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday launched a 10 Million Euro programme in Makeni – northern Sierra Leone, aimed at supporting development projects across the district councils of Bombali, Kenema, Pujehun and Kambia. Supported by European Union Funding, and in partnership with the government [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s Lungi International Airport reopens next Wednesday – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2020: Last night, president Bio announced the reopening of the country’s international airport, as well as the resumption of religious worship. Speaking on national television, the president said: “Fellow citizens, in our fight to protect against and curtail COVID-19, we have taken well-considered measures to [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s parliamentarians conclude debate on president Bio’s statement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: Three days ago, Monday 6th July 2020, parliamentarians in Sierra Leone concluded their debate on the President’s statement to parliament that he delivered on 28th May 2020. During last Monday’s final debate, the Deputy Chief Whip – Alusine Kanneh MP of the ruling SLPP, [Read More]

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British government expresses concern for human rights in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has seen a letter written by the UK Minister for Africa – James Duddridge,  expressing serious concern about the treatment of Sierra Leone’s former Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, since her arrest [Read More]

Economy & Business

MDAs attend seminar to help improve public service delivery in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, yesterday engaged with key officers of ten government departments, agencies parastatals, commissions and state-owned enterprises, in a one-day seminar aimed at helping MDAs  accelerate effective service delivery in 2020 and beyond. The seminar, among other things, [Read More]

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Freetown Correctional Centre publishes report into Pademba Road prison riot

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2020: Following the aftermath of the rioting that took place on the 29th April, 2020, at the Freetown Correctional facility, Pademba Road, leaving several prisoners dead, injured and serious destruction to buildings and property, Officers of the Freetown Correctional Centre have conducted an  investigation and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone prepares to open Lungi international airport

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) – Moses Tiffa Baio, yesterday held talks with senior officials of the Ministry of Transport and Aviation (MTA) and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) about the necessary safety and public health measures, that [Read More]

Education and Health

New NGO in Sierra Leone launches national recruitment campaign

TFSL: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2020: Sierra Leone aspires to be a place of equal opportunity, yet where children are born still too often determines their educational and life trajectories. Educational inequality limits the life prospects of millions of children. 4 out of 5 children within the age range [Read More]

Politics

MPs discuss president Bio’s performance report to parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 July 2020: Last Friday, 3rd July 2020, members of Parliament in Sierra Leone continued their discussion of the  president’s statement that he delivered to parliament on Thursday, 28th May 2020. Sulaiman Marray-Conteh MP of the ruling SLPP spoke about the pivotal role the media is playing [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s new Attorney General takes oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s newly appointed Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Anthony Yeihwoe Brewah, took his oath of office at State House today, in the presence of President Dr Julius Maada Bio in accordance with the Laws of Sierra Leone. Anthony Yeihwoe Brewah was appointed [Read More]

Economy & Business

UK announces £1.57 Billion investment for Arts and Entertainment Industry – where is Sierra Leone?

Alhaji K. Tarawally: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 July 2020: Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus, the UK government announced yesterday. Thousands of companies across a range of sectors including the performing arts and [Read More]

Politics

President Bio sacks Attorney General Priscilla Schwartz

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s Attorney General – Dr Priscilla Schwartz, has this evening been sacked by president Julius Maada Bio, after making a series of legal gaffes, including her decision to charge the former minister of defence – Retired Major Palo Conteh with treason, without any [Read More]

Breaking News

Opposition APC leadership hit by multiple deaths in road accident

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) today suffered a massive blow, after a vehicle carrying three of the party’s Northern region’s senior officials, were killed in a road traffic accident on their way to Freetown from Kabala, Koinadugu District. Mr Momoh [Read More]

Politics

British government expresses concern for human rights in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has seen a letter written by the UK Minister for Africa – James Duddridge,  expressing serious concern about the treatment of Sierra Leone’s former Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, since her arrest [Read More]

Economy & Business

MDAs attend seminar to help improve public service delivery in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, yesterday engaged with key officers of ten government departments, agencies parastatals, commissions and state-owned enterprises, in a one-day seminar aimed at helping MDAs  accelerate effective service delivery in 2020 and beyond. The seminar, among other things, [Read More]

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