November 21, 2019
Economy & Business

Sierra Leone fuel crisis – stop the blame game and act now

Amin Kef: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2019: It is really unfortunate that there are certain individuals, who out of ignorance have been unfairly and unduly blaming National Petroleum Sierra Leone (NP-SL), for the current fuel shortage in the country. As a matter of fact, NP-SL, like other oil marketing [Read More]

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Economy & Business

Sierra Leone fuel crisis – stop the blame game and act now

Amin Kef: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2019: It is really unfortunate that there are certain individuals, who out of ignorance have been unfairly and unduly blaming National Petroleum Sierra Leone (NP-SL), for the current fuel shortage in the country. As a matter of fact, NP-SL, like other oil marketing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s civil society reacts to the government’s 2020 Budget and Finance Act

Abu Bakarr Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2019: This position paper on the 2020 Budget and Finance Act is based on BAN’s and NSA’s review of the national budget presented by the Minister of Finance to Parliament on 8th November 2019, as well as the 2020 Finance Act. BAN [Read More]

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The media in the face of international criminal justice

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2019: The media (print, broadcasting TV and radio), always the channels for mass communication have been at the heart of International Criminal Justice. Meanwhile, the right to freedom of expression under customary international laws is provided for and protected by numerous international [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio urges children in Sierra Leone to make good use of free education

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2019: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today urged pupils and students in Sierra Leone to pay more attention to their schoolwork, and make good use of the free quality education that is being offered by his New Direction Government. Speaking at the Bintumani Conference [Read More]

Economy & Business

Motorists queue up for petrol as Sierra Leone is hit by fuel shortage

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2019: Petrol stations across many towns and cities in Sierra Leone are today closed, due to shortage in supply of fuel products, such as petrol, diesel and kerosene, causing long traffic queues at filling stations. Whilst the cause of the shortage is not clear, the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mano River Union adopts Freetown Declaration on Renewable Energy and Clean Cooking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2019: The first high-level multi-stakeholder conference on renewable energy and clean cooking held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, ended yesterday with all four countries – Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Ivory Coast as well as stakeholders, signing a declaration aimed at improving access to renewable energy [Read More]

Politics

Let professor David Francis carry his own cross

Mohamed Sankoh (One Drop): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2019: The reactions from within and outside the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) to the alleged wiring of $1.5 million by SL Mining into a local bank account being allegedly operated by the Chief Minister, Professor David Francis, has shown [Read More]

Economy & Business

Vice president Jalloh discusses Sierra Leone’s MCC Compact funding readiness

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2019: Vice President Juldeh Jalloh of Sierra Leone is in Washington, USA, where he is discussing Sierra Leone’s Compact readiness with senior executives of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The vice president is meeting the MCC to discuss the achievements that have been made with [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio of Sierra Leone visits Orange laboratory in Paris

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2019: Last Wednesday, President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone visited tech giant Orange Laboratory in Paris. The President made this visit as part of his drive to promote foreign investment in Sierra Leone. He was received by the senior global management of Orange, including [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s Integrated GIS portal wins $773,000 Gates Foundation grant

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2019: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $773,476 grant to Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI), to continue the development of a national Integrated GIS Portal that will collect and model data to inform real-time government and development partners’ [Read More]

Politics

Those who fight against corruption should be clean themselves

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2019:. The recent corruption scandal involving Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister Professor David Francis and journalist Sallieu Tejan Jalloh remains leeringly unresolved in the background. President Maada Bio has made the fight against corruption a major signature of his government. There is no need [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone to host regional conference on renewable energy and clean cooking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2019: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy – Alhaji Kanja Sesay, and Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – Member of Parliament representing Constituency 062 – who is also the Founder and Chairman of The Energy Nexus Network (TENN), have announced that Sierra Leone will host the first [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s tourism potential boosted by an international documentary film

Mohamed Faray Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 November 2019: It is not often that documentary films about destinations are done. So when one is done with professionalism, it needs to be shown to the whole world not least the travel industry. It was a sight-to-behold at the Vue Cinema in [Read More]

Education and Health

The learning crisis requires a new approach

David Malpass, World Bank Group President: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2019: For most children, turning 10 is an exciting moment. They’re learning more about the world and expanding their horizons. But too many children – more than half of all 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries, cannot read and [Read More]

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As it was in 2007 so it is in 2019 – APC at it again

Puawui – Dr Sama Banya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2019: Social media is currently agog with different opinions culminating from a communication addressed to the Chief Minister Prof. David Francis, on whether or not a bribe of $1.5 million was paid into his account by a mining company that [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s economy set to grow in 2019 to 5.1 percent from 3.5 percent – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2019: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Karen Ongley, on Wednesday completed its 2019 Article IV consultation with the authorities in Sierra Leone; as well as its second review of its financing arrangement with the government, under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), which [Read More]

Politics

Experts gather in Africa to speed up development of vaccines to prevent bacterial infections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2019: A global network of scientists led by the University of Birmingham who are working together to accelerate the development of vaccines against bacterial infections in low and middle income countries (LMICs), are to stage an annual network meeting in Africa. More than 20 per [Read More]

Politics

Commonwealth young champion named among TIME Magazine 100 leaders of tomorrow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2019: Time magazine has named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi among its 100 world rising stars who are shaping the future. Nigerian women’s rights activist Osowobi is one of 53 women on a list of 100 names Time has dubbed “the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone parliament approves government budget for 2020

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2019: The budget and financial statement for next year, put forward to parliament by finance minister Jacob Jusu Saffa was approved and passed into law by MPs in parliament yesterday. The Finance Act 2020 contains some of the most radical measures put forward by any [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Association of Journalists calls on police and politicians to respect media freedom

Mohamed Asmieu Bah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is pleased to officially inform its membership and the general public that the journalist who was detained on Monday, 11th November 2019, by the Sierra Leone Police has been released on bail through the [Read More]

Politics

Let professor David Francis carry his own cross

Mohamed Sankoh (One Drop): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2019: The reactions from within and outside the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) to the alleged wiring of $1.5 million by SL Mining into a local bank account being allegedly operated by the Chief Minister, Professor David Francis, has shown [Read More]

Economy & Business

Vice president Jalloh discusses Sierra Leone’s MCC Compact funding readiness

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2019: Vice President Juldeh Jalloh of Sierra Leone is in Washington, USA, where he is discussing Sierra Leone’s Compact readiness with senior executives of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The vice president is meeting the MCC to discuss the achievements that have been made with [Read More]

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