October 3, 2022
Politics

Have we unwittingly become agents of fake news?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: Many people regard journalism as the vanguard of information. Sadly, “fake news” has taken a firm grip on the respiratory organs of news media and outlets. This is more so with social media, where its giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Google etc. portend to give [Read More]

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Have we unwittingly become agents of fake news?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: Many people regard journalism as the vanguard of information. Sadly, “fake news” has taken a firm grip on the respiratory organs of news media and outlets. This is more so with social media, where its giants like Facebook, Instagram, and Google etc. portend to give [Read More]

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Standoff at Freetown City Council as police move in to arrest Mayor Aki-Sawyerr

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2022: There was chaotic standoff at the Freetown City Council yesterday afternoon when scores of armed police officers moved in to arrest the Lord Mayor – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, who according to a police notice is wanted for questioning over allegations of disruptive behaviour at a [Read More]

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Open letter to Sierra Leone’s elections chief – parliamentary opposition leader calls for more time for people to register

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2022: Siera Leone’s Leader of the Opposition in Parliament – Chernor Maju Bah MP (Photo above), has written to the country’s Chief Electoral Commissionner – Mohamed K. Konneh, calling for “a full breakdown of the registration figures by center and make this available to political [Read More]

Election Watch

WIMAGE publishes preliminary report on the Kenyan elections

KABS KANU , Public Relations Officer, WIMAGE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2022: The Washington DC USA-based international elections observer organization, Women In Monitoring & Auditing Global Elections (WIMAGE), one of the international elections observer teams that monitored and observed the August 9, 2022 Presidential Elections in Kenya, has published [Read More]

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My husband President Bio is a PhD doctor in staging coups – says his wife, first lady Fatima Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2022: Sierra Leone’s maverick First Lady – Mrs Fatima Bio has once again brought the presidency of Sierra Leone into disrepute after telling hundreds of guests at a ruling SLPP party fund raising event in the United States, that those who took part in the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bank governor says ‘sorry I cant help people of Sierra Leone’ as calls for his resignation grow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September: 2022: Calls are growing once again for President Bio to sack the Central Bank Governor – Professor Kelfala Kallon (Photo above), as the country’s economy and its currency – the New Leone, continue to descend into free fall, amid huge rise in costs of living [Read More]

In Focus

Freetown City Council supports victims of 11th September flood disaster

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: 28 September 2022: Yesterday, we visited sites destroyed by flooding which took place on Sunday, 11th of September 2022. With the support of an anonymous Sierra Leonean UK-based donor, we are supporting the victims and survivors. First, we met with Adama who lost her nephew and [Read More]

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Sergeant Doe and the 1980 Liberia military coup: What lessons for President Bio and other African dictators? Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2022: Saturday April 12, 1980 was a day like no other in Africa. It was the day when soldiers stormed the Executive Mansion in Monrovia, assassinated President William Tolbert and overthrew the True Whig Party government. And I was there and saw it [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyer wins US$1 Million For Freetown – another success for Sierra Leone

Alhaji Salieu Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 25 September 2022: Patriotic Citizens of Freetown and Sierra Leone, Our Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, has won a highly valuable prize that is worth more than the US$1 Million, plus technical support, she will be bringing to Freetown for Freetown, the capital of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Fintech, other knowledge-intensive services could drive Africa’s prosperity, boost inclusion

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2022: Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD’s Division for Africa, discusses a newly released report that urges diversification of African economies. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s Director of the Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries Paul Akiwumi is usually [Read More]

Economy & Business

UN, AU prepare for 2022 Africa Amnesty Month

Sydney Murphy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2022: In 2017, the African Union (AU) proclaimed September of each year as “Africa Amnesty Month for the surrender and collection of illicit small arms and light weapons” (SALW), and to encourage widespread support for efforts to stop the smuggling of SALW as [Read More]

Economy & Business

Holding onto hope as we mark World Humanitarian Day

Martin Griffiths: Sierra Leone telegraph: 25 September 2022: When the merchant vessel Razoni sailed from Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa earlier this month with more than 26,000 tons of corn for global markets, she was rightly the subject of intense attention. Her passage was the result of months of negotiations between [Read More]

Politics

São Tomé and Príncipe makes tangible gains for women in politics

Eric Overvest: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2022: In São Tomé and Príncipe, 30 women trainees of the UN-backed course, ‘Women in Politics ’ received their certificates. ‘More women for more development’ is one of the inspiring mottos used by women’s organizations in São Tomé and Príncipe in their battle [Read More]

Education and Health

Empowering women to boost Africa’s water security

Caroline Mwongera: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2022: For most of us, accessing water means turning on a tap. We pay the bill and the water is always there. It is clear, clean and abundant, so we never have to conserve on hydration, handwashing, cleaning, irrigating crops and watering livestock. [Read More]

Politics

Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone reports on the country’s first phase voter registration process

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2022: Over one million people have registered in the first phase of Sierra Leone’s voter registration exercise which ended last week, after reports of massive technical failings and logistic difficulties experienced by hundreds of thousands of people at registration centres across the country. Early this [Read More]

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Over $500,000 withdrawn from Sierra Leone government’s bank account to pay for President Bio and his wife’s trip to New York

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2022: Details on bank transfers and withdrawal records from the President’s Office in Freetown show that over US$500, 000 was withdrawn from the Central Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL) to allegedly fund personal expenses of the [Read More]

Politics

Freetown’s Mayor Aki-Sawyerr speaking at Bill & Melinda Gates Goalkeepers event in New York

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2022: The outstandingly hardworking Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr will be speaking at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers 2022 event in New York next week. She will be speaking about the importance of the “Power of Community and Collaboration” in achieving global goals. [Read More]

Election Watch

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr tells Chief Electoral Commissioner not to disenfranchise thousands of potential first-time voters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2022: As political fallout continues over the ongoing, seriously flawed voter registration process ahead of elections in June 2023 in Sierra Leone, the capital’s Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr has written to the Chief Electoral Commissioner – Mohammed Konneh, outlining the difficulties first time voters are experiencing [Read More]

Obituary

Former President Koroma pays tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth ll

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2022: Sierra Leone’s former President Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday visited the residence of the British High Commissioner in Freetown, where he signed a book of condolence in memory of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The former president drove from his hometown of Makeni to pay [Read More]

Politics

Equipment and software irregularities affect Sierra Leone’s voter registration despite about US$10 million government procurement expenditures

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2022: Sierra Leone’s national voter registration exercise for 2023 commenced on 3 September 2022, and was fraught with technical and bureaucratic challenges. Hundreds of videos and other evidence collected by Africanist Press show that thousands of [Read More]

Politics

President Bio’s Kenyan embarrassment  – calls for Foreign Minister to be sacked

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2022: Yesterday’s inauguration of newly elected president Ruto of Kenya at the Nairobi national stadium was going well until President Ruto welcomed and paid tribute to visiting Heads of State, but omitted the name of Sierra Leone’s president. One of Ruto’s aides had to point [Read More]

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Sergeant Doe and the 1980 Liberia military coup: What lessons for President Bio and other African dictators? Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2022: Saturday April 12, 1980 was a day like no other in Africa. It was the day when soldiers stormed the Executive Mansion in Monrovia, assassinated President William Tolbert and overthrew the True Whig Party government. And I was there and saw it [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyer wins US$1 Million For Freetown – another success for Sierra Leone

Alhaji Salieu Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 25 September 2022: Patriotic Citizens of Freetown and Sierra Leone, Our Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, has won a highly valuable prize that is worth more than the US$1 Million, plus technical support, she will be bringing to Freetown for Freetown, the capital of [Read More]

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