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Struggle for power and control of resources in Sierra Leone? Watch the live debate on AYV TV

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2018: “In theory, Sierra Leone has devolved many services to local government, but in practice central government maintains a grip on both resources and service delivery” says the Institute for Governance Reform (IGR) report – ‘Beyond Business as Usual: Looking Inward to Change our Story’. [Read More]

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President Bio approves ninety percent of SLAJ’s IMC nominees – says information minister

Abdulrahman Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2018: Sierra Leone’s Information Minister, Mohamed Rado Swaray has confirmed that President Bio’s administration approved 90% of the names that were submitted by Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), to serve as commissioners in the country’s Independent Media Commission (IMC). Minister Rado made [Read More]

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Sierra Leone association of journalists rejects president Bio’s choice of chairman of media watchdog

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2018: Sierra Leone’s Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has today condemned president Bio’s appointment of party loyalists to head the country’s Independent Media Commission (IMC), a decision that could seriously undermine media freedom in Sierra Leone. Writing in a statement published today, the secretary general of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone secures World Bank finance for a 50MW solar power plant 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2018: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance – Jacob Jusu Saffa today 11th October 2018 signed a $40 million agreement with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, for the installation of a 50MW Solar plant in Sierra Leone. It all started at the African Development Bank [Read More]

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World’s football governing body FIFA rejects Sierra Leone’s appeal for ban to be lifted

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2018: World’s football governing body FIFA, yesterday rejected Sierra Leone’s appeal for its ban on taking part in FIFA organised football activities to be lifted. Responding to a letter from the government of Sierra Leone, which ironically was signed by the suspended head of Sierra [Read More]

Education and Health

Government of Sierra Leone must reflect on issues affecting mental health of young people today – World Mental Health Day

Kona Seibure: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2018: Today is World Mental Health Day, focussing the world’s attention on ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’. And for many young people, growing up in Sierra Leone today means you will either be in an ongoing battle with poverty [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s vanity international airport construction project is dead

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2018: After six months of uncertainty as to whether the newly elected government of Sierra Leone, led by president Julius Maada Bio (Photo), may decide to resuscitate the much criticised Mamamah airport construction project established by the outgoing APC government, came a letter few days [Read More]

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Dangote urges deepening of African economy through free trade

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2018: Africa’s top businessman – Aliko Dangote, has called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments, so as to aid rapid growth and development of the Continent’s economy. Speaking in London in a “One to One Conversation” at the [Read More]

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I will continue to put Sierra Leone first – Dr Kandeh Yumkella tells Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2018: Dr Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, the former United Nations Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, returned to his native land Sierra Leone in 2016 to help rebuild the country after decades of economic decline. [Read More]

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Rising temperatures will push millions of people in Africa into poverty and hunger

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2018: Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report detailing progress and pathways to liming global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Responding to the report, Mr. Apollos Nwafor, Pan Africa Director of Oxfam International said: “Climate change has set our planet on fire, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s National Grand Coalition leadership thrills supporters in UK

Bashiru Vandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2018: The typical British autumnal weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of jubilant NGC-UK members and supporters, who came out to meet Dr Kandeh Yumkella, Dr Andrew Keili and Mrs Philomena Yumkella last Saturday in London, as well as in Manchester [Read More]

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President Bio and First Lady visit victims of fatal road accidents in hospital

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2018: Yesterday, Saturday 6th October, president Bio and the First Lady – Mrs Fatima Bio, visited 34 Military Hospital, Connaught Hospital and the Emergency Hospital to sympathise with the civilian, military, and police victims of the two road accidents which took place last week in [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Alhaji Bah and 19 other young African entrepreneurs compete for $100,000 prize

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2018: Entrepreneurship is central to Africa’s economic growth and is one of the keys to unlocking job opportunities for young people across the continent. Mastercard Foundation in partnership with the African Leadership Academy (ALA) (AfricanLeadershipAcademy.org) is pleased to announce that 20 of Africa’s youngest and [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s former head of immigration arrested by UK police

Sierra Leone telegraph: 5 October 2018: Officials at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Sierra Leone, yesterday told the Sierra Leone Telegraph that they are seeking the extradition of the country’s fugitive former head of immigration- Mr Kholifa Koroma, who is alleged to have sold and unlawfully issued Sierra Leone passport [Read More]

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Sierra Leone secures World Bank finance for a 50MW solar power plant 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2018: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance – Jacob Jusu Saffa today 11th October 2018 signed a $40 million agreement with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, for the installation of a 50MW Solar plant in Sierra Leone. It all started at the African Development Bank [Read More]

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