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President Bio promises to build a science university in Kono

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: President Julius Maada Bio yesterday visited the diamond-rich district of Kono, eastern Sierra Leone, as part of his nationwide thank-you-tour, where he assured a mammoth welcoming crowd that Kono will soon have a state-of-the-art science university. Welcoming the president to Kono, Paramount Chief Member [Read More]

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President Bio promises to build a science university in Kono

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: President Julius Maada Bio yesterday visited the diamond-rich district of Kono, eastern Sierra Leone, as part of his nationwide thank-you-tour, where he assured a mammoth welcoming crowd that Kono will soon have a state-of-the-art science university. Welcoming the president to Kono, Paramount Chief Member [Read More]

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Reports of APC attacks on journalists are baseless and unfounded – says APC executive

Cornelius Deveaux – APC Publicity Secretary: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: The attention of the All Peoples Congress (APC) party has been drawn to two separate press releases issued by the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) and its Northern Bureau, both dated 18th January 2019,  in relation to [Read More]

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Stop the attacks on Journalists – we are not enemies

SLAJ: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2019: The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is very concerned about the spate of violent attacks and deadly threats on journalists, mainly carried out by supporters of the All People’s Congress (APC) party. On Wednesday, 16th January 2019, journalists from the Africa Young [Read More]

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BBC reporter – Umaru Fofana fears for his life as journalist is killed in Ghana

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2019: In Ghana, unidentified men on motorbikes have shot dead local journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale in the capital Accra. According to media reports, he was shot three times whilst driving home, after a politician called for retribution against him for reporting corruption in Ghana’s football. Ahmed [Read More]

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President Bio receives National Assets Commission report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2019: The National Assets and Government Property Commission was at State House yesterday, where its Chairman – Abu Hindolo Moseray, presented the commission’s Report for 2018 to president Julius Maada Bio. Abu Hindolo Moseray, said the 2018 report covers major activities his Commission has undertaken, [Read More]

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Terrorist attack in Kenya – Sierra Leone embassy staff in Nairobi safe

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2019: Sierra Leone diplomatic mission in Nairobi, which also serves as permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has confirmed that its staff and all [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Muslim community supports president Bio’s fight against corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: Yesterday, Tuesday 15 January 2019, the Sierra Leone Muslim Congress and the Forum of Islamic Organisation for Peaceful Coexistence, met with president Julius Maada Bio at State House, where they commended him for his fight against corruption. Secretary-General of the Congress – Professor Babatunde [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s ombudsman pledges to fight maladministration in public life

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The new Ombudsman of Sierra Leone – Leon Jenkins-Johnston, yesterday met with local journalists at a press conference held in his office at Charlotte Street, Freetown, where he briefed the media about his plans for moving the office of Ombudsman forwards. Ombudsman Leon Jenkins-Johnston [Read More]

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Why we need the Sierra Leone independent commission for peace and national cohesion

Teddy Foday-Musa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The Bio-led Government of Sierra Leone has identified the strengthening of national cohesion as one of its top priority areas. In his address on 10 May 2018, at the state opening of parliament president Julius Maada Bio announced the creation of an [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Auditor Report 2017 – previous government failed to learn lessons  

Trevor Jenkins Johnston and Abdul Rashid Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2019: Sierra Leone’s Auditor General has published her report into the country’s public finances and how it was managed by the previous Koroma-led APC government in 2017, before they lost the general and presidential elections in March 2018. [Read More]

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Rutile mining special task-force presents report to president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Last Wednesday, 9th January 2019   – A special task-force set up by the Sierra Leone government to investigate industrial unrest at the Sierra Rutile Mining Company, and make recommendations regarding relationship between workers and the company, presented its findings and recommendations to president Julius [Read More]

Education and Health

Nurturing the next generation of sustainability champions and farmers in Sierra Leone

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Over sixty excited pupils and teachers from 10 education institutions and schools across the Western Rural District of Freetown, Sierra Leone, attended last Saturday’s launch of an innovative school’s environmental management and reforestation project at the Freetown Teacher’s College. The project has [Read More]

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IFC and West African Stock Exchange partner to strengthen corporate governance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and West Africa Regional Stock Exchange, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières, today signed an agreement to cooperate toward improving corporate governance practices of listed companies. Under the agreement, IFC will help BRVM design, develop, draft and [Read More]

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