December 3, 2022
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Speaker of Sierra Leone’s parliament Abass Bundu makes controversial ruling on last week’s violence in parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2022: Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu, Speaker of Sierra Leone’s parliament has today published a highly controversial report which outlines his ruling on what he himself describes as “the riotous behaviour of some members of parliament in the chamber of parliament on 23rd November 2022.” In [Read More]

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Speaker of Sierra Leone’s parliament Abass Bundu makes controversial ruling on last week’s violence in parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2022: Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu, Speaker of Sierra Leone’s parliament has today published a highly controversial report which outlines his ruling on what he himself describes as “the riotous behaviour of some members of parliament in the chamber of parliament on 23rd November 2022.” In [Read More]

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Dr. Abdulai Conteh, Joseph Kamara and others give hope that all is not lost in Sierra Leone – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2022: It was Edmund Burke who famously wrote these immortal words that “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing ” (Photo above: Joseph F. Kamara). The Supreme Court action by learned icons of the law, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s top lawyers file supreme court action against President Bio’s directive to change the  voting system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2022: With barely seven months before general, local, and presidential elections are held in Sierra Leone, President Bio’s last-minute bid to change the country’s voting system from the constituency first past the post to district block proportional representation, has tonight been dealt a massive blow [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Parliament descends into ugly brawl and fist fights as opposition MPs refuse to debate proportional represention laws

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2022: Last Wednesday 23rd November 2022 was another sad chapter in the history of Sierra Leone’s Parliament, after members of Parliament went on the rampage, hurling objects and punching one another as the Speaker – Dr Abass Bundu, lost control in an ill-tempered debate over [Read More]

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Sierra Leone voter exhibition and verification seriously flawed – Op ed

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2022: Like the Voter Registration Exercise, the exhibition and verification is turning out to be a sham due to series of hitches the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone seems to have deliberately put in the way of the verification process. Since the [Read More]

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Lawyer Addy Macauley makes bid for secretary general position in the opposition APC

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2022: Addy Macauley, a hugely popular legal practitioner in Sierra Leone, who has been one of many celebrated attorneys defending the opposition All People’s Congress ( APC ) in its many legal battles , last week spoke to COCORIOKO newspaper about why he [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown cable car project takes centre stage at peer-to-peer exchange with Colombia and Peru

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2022: I am thrilled to report the successful return of a delegation from Freetown City Council (FCC) and central government (the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the Ministry of Finance) who were hosted by the City of Medellin on a [Read More]

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Former President Koroma attends West African Elders’ Forum kicks off in Abidjan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2022: Former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma is attending the second Strategy Meeting of the West African Elders’ Forum (WAEF) being held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Welcoming participants to the meeting, the Executive Director of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, Ann Iyone (Photo below), [Read More]

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“We need investments in critical sectors” President Bio tells a group of politicians in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2022: President Bio spoke to a small group of politicians in the upper house of the UK  Parliament – the House of Lords yesterday, along with the actor – Idris Elba, who along with the African Leadership Magazine were instrumental in organising the president’s visit [Read More]

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President Bio calls on Europe for more economic support for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2022: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone is once again being criticised at home for his ‘love affair’ with flying out of the country, at a time when millions of citizens are facing starvation due to food shortages. Crirics say that whilst the President [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leoneans stranded in Niger airlifted by IOM

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2022: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), last week airlifted 149 Sierra Leoneans that were stranded in Niger, back to Sierra Leone, after failing to cross over to Europe in search of a better life. According to the IOM, the chartered flight was made possible [Read More]

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President Bio Swears in 261 Justices of the Peace and assures of government’s commitment to justice sector reforms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: Yesterday Wednesday, President Bio presided over the swearing-in of 261 Justices of the Peace, JPs at State House, after they were recommended as Sierra Leoneans with distinguished records of serving their respective communities across the country.  The JPs will work in local courts to [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio challenges young people to be innovative and take control of their future

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: At the Freetown International Conference Centre yesterday Tuesday, President Julius Maada Bio  addressed over 500 final year students, graduates and young entrepreneurs from across the country, who took part in a three-day career fair. He challenged them to be innovative and focused. “I am [Read More]

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US Millennium Challenge Corporation is undermining democracy, human rights, justice and peace in Sierra Leone – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: African governments are characterized by inefficiency, corruption, and instability. This, plus colonialism and neo-colonialism, have contributed to placing Africa at the bottom of the world economic order. While this state of affairs is untenable, we see also that Western nations want the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why COP27 matters to Sierra Leone

Babatunde Ahonsi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: Sierra Leone is among the 10 per cent of countries in the world that are most vulnerable to the adverse consequences of climate change, and presently one of the least able to cope with the effects. Unpredictable weather patterns, severe flooding, mudslides, [Read More]

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President Bio receives Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: Last Thursday, 10th of November 2022, President Julius Maada Bio received Sierra Leone’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) validation report, scoring the county 87.5. Commenting, President Bio said: “I want to start by congratulating the EITI validation team members for their great diligence in [Read More]

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New report calls for more electoral reforms in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: The Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) last week launched a study report entitled, “A Review of the Administration of Electoral Justice in Sierra Leone: Challenges and Opportunities for Reforms”. Funded by the Irish Embassy, the study report provides an assessment of [Read More]

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Democracy – the extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 13 November 2022: America conducted its Midterm elections on Tuesday, which traditionally takes place two years after a Presidential election. In effect, midterm elections are America’s referendum on their sitting presidents, halfway through their four- year terms. Joe Biden was slated as the least popular [Read More]

Economy & Business

A just transition to renewable energy in Africa

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2022: The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina has a nuanced view of what a just transition to renewable energy means for Africa. He believes it should be pragmatic and sensitive to Africa’s development reality but not antithetical to the [Read More]

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Delivering an African agenda at an African COP

Jean-Paul Adam: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2022: Environmental activists carrying placards protest calling for action on climate change, in Nairobi on September 20, 2019 (Photo above). We are all hoping that Africa’s COP can be a pivotal moment in bringing certainty on climate action. But can the climate emergency [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown cable car project takes centre stage at peer-to-peer exchange with Colombia and Peru

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2022: I am thrilled to report the successful return of a delegation from Freetown City Council (FCC) and central government (the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the Ministry of Finance) who were hosted by the City of Medellin on a [Read More]

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Former President Koroma attends West African Elders’ Forum kicks off in Abidjan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2022: Former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma is attending the second Strategy Meeting of the West African Elders’ Forum (WAEF) being held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Welcoming participants to the meeting, the Executive Director of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, Ann Iyone (Photo below), [Read More]

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