May 11, 2021
Economy & Business

Gerald group wins back its iron ore mining rights in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 May 2021: After two years of costly court action between the government of Sierra Leone and the owners of SL Mining, Gerald Group, both sides yesterday met in Freetown where they signed an agreement ending the dispute which would allow SL Mining to resume iron ore [Read More]

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Economy & Business

Gerald group wins back its iron ore mining rights in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 May 2021: After two years of costly court action between the government of Sierra Leone and the owners of SL Mining, Gerald Group, both sides yesterday met in Freetown where they signed an agreement ending the dispute which would allow SL Mining to resume iron ore [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Association of Journalists condemned for accepting gifts from President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2021: The President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) and his executives have come under serious fire on social media, after receiving large consignment of cooking items, including 40 bags of rice, 50 gallons of cooking oil, 10 bags of onions, cartoons of [Read More]

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ACC boss says objection by consortium of opposition parties is much ado about nothing

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2021: There was furore last week after a newly formed consortium of opposition political parties in Sierra Leone, published a press statement describing a report by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) which discusses the content of a meeting with the opposition parties, as inaccurate. This is [Read More]

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Sierra Leone new Foreign Minister meets diplomatic community in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2021: Three day ago – 7th May 2021, Sierra Leone’s newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation, Professor David John Francis held a meeting with the country’s international community, whom many refer to as the ‘custodians and moral guarantors’ of Sierra Leone’s democracy, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Modern slavery of African migrants: Fleeing from hardship, trapped in servitude

Olusegun Akinfenwa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 May 2021: Due to poverty, wars, famine, and poor living standards, Africans migrate in droves to Europe, America, and Asia and other countries within the continent. Not all who wish to move have the wherewithal to obtain visas and other required immigration procedures. Hence [Read More]

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Young man sentenced to death amid debate to abolish death penalty in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 May 2021: Sierra Leone’s High Court Resident Judge in the Kailahun District of the country – Justice Francis Banks-Kamara, on Friday 7th May 2021, sentenced a young man – Kholie Tamba to death by hanging, after he was found guilty of murder. The accused first appeared [Read More]

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President Bio appoints former public official accused of corruption as new finance minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 May 2021: President Bio yesterday astounded even his supporters, after announcing the appointment of Dennis Vandy as his new finance minister, prompting critics to remind the president of the adage – “appointing a mouse to look after the cheese”. Can Dennis Vandy be trusted to look [Read More]

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United States helps Attorney General’s Office and ACC confront cybercrime

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: In a ceremony held at the United States Embassy in Freetown yesterday, Ambassador David Reimer presented awards to ten individuals from the Attorney General’s Office and the Anti-Corruption Commission for their successful completion of a training in Cyber Investigations. The training was conducted by [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Court of Appeal upholds commission of inquiry verdict

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: The Court of Appeal presided by Justice Fatmatta Bintu Alhadi, yesterday dismissed all grounds of appeal by SOGEFEL SARL, a construction company; and Mrs. Vicky M. Jusu, a former employee of the Rokel Commercial Bank, against the findings and recommendations of the judge-led Commissions [Read More]

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US Ambassador in Sierra Leone assures Chief Justice of support for judicial reforms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, David Reimer, yesterday visited the country’s Chief Justice, Desmond Babatunde Edwards at the Law Courts Buildings in Freetown, where he assured the Chief Justice of his determination to strengthen cooperation with the judiciary to help bring vital reforms. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Barristers express strong misgivings about proposed Cybercrime Bill

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 May 2021: After intense discussions with the minister of information regarding the proposed Cybercrime legislation, the executive members of the Sierra Leone Bar Association last week published a statement saying that: “On the 20th day of April, 2021, the President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association [Read More]

Education and Health

UNFPA-trained midwife promotes safe motherhood, save mothers and babies in Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2021: “Serving a hard to reach community like Alikalia comes with a lot of challenges. The good thing, however, is my contribution in promoting safe motherhood and in reducing maternal mortality which I am proud of as a midwife,” said Regina Conteh, a midwife attached [Read More]

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UN reports on Sierra Leone’s progress in delivering Sustainable Development Framework

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2021: The 2020 UN Country Annual Report on the progress achieved by Sierra Leone in its first implementation year of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSCDF) 2020-2023, has been published this week. The report shows the level of progress Sierra Leone has made [Read More]

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Professor David Francis – a new face of Global Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2021: Professor David Francis is Sierra Leone’s new face of Global Sierra Leone. He was last week appointed Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs Minister in a cabinet reshuffle, after establishing and operationalizing the Office of the Chief Minister. The erstwhile Chief Minister had previously acted as [Read More]

Economy & Business

BBC Africa Eye uncovers grand corruption in Nigeria’s pension pot 

BBC Africa Eye: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2021: A new investigation by BBC Africa Eye into pensions in Nigeria has uncovered an unfair and corrupt system which leaves some elderly people sick and penniless, with government workers soliciting extra payments before paying out pensions, people arbitrarily being declared ‘dead’ [Read More]

Economy & Business

EU celebrates and promotes its work in helping to develop Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 May 2021: The EU is taking Europe Week 2021 celebrations to a much wider audience – bringing messages on its values, principles and development cooperation with Sierra Leone, through its #TheEUandMe Roadshow and Pop-Up Photo Exhibition, starting today 3rd May to 10 May 2021. The EU [Read More]

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Speaker of Sierra Leone’s Parliament apologises for the dishonourable behaviour of MPs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 May 2021: According to report by the Department of Public Relations in Sierra Leone’s Parliament, the Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu has apologised to the people of Sierra Leone, for the ugly and violent conduct of MPs at an emergency session of parliament summoned [Read More]

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Leader of APC – former President Koroma accused of dictatorship by party members

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 May 2021: Sierra Leone’s High Court decision pronounced by Justice Adrian J. Fisher on the 19th of April 2021, ordering the country’s main opposition APC party to convene an emergency National Delegates Conference, so that its rank-and-file members can adopt the Party’s amended 1995 Constitution has [Read More]

Economy & Business

Guinea’s economic growth expected to reach 5.2 percent in 2021 – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 May 2021: The IMF Mission to Guinea has on the 28th April 2021, completed its 2021 Article IV Consultation discussions with authorities in Guinea, West Africa. At the end of the mission, the team led by Ms. Clara Mira, said that Guinea’s economic growth is expected [Read More]

Politics

President Bio appoints former public official accused of corruption as new finance minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 May 2021: President Bio yesterday astounded even his supporters, after announcing the appointment of Dennis Vandy as his new finance minister, prompting critics to remind the president of the adage – “appointing a mouse to look after the cheese”. Can Dennis Vandy be trusted to look [Read More]

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United States helps Attorney General’s Office and ACC confront cybercrime

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: In a ceremony held at the United States Embassy in Freetown yesterday, Ambassador David Reimer presented awards to ten individuals from the Attorney General’s Office and the Anti-Corruption Commission for their successful completion of a training in Cyber Investigations. The training was conducted by [Read More]

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