October 17, 2019
Politics

APC must go to convention earlier – says former President Koroma

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2019: The outcome of the 2018 presidential polls shocked the All People’s Congress (APC), punctured the nerve and fibre of the Party, causing dissonance and disorientation among its rank and file. The vast majority of its membership and supporters are therefore demanding [Read More]

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APC must go to convention earlier – says former President Koroma

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2019: The outcome of the 2018 presidential polls shocked the All People’s Congress (APC), punctured the nerve and fibre of the Party, causing dissonance and disorientation among its rank and file. The vast majority of its membership and supporters are therefore demanding [Read More]

Economy & Business

A bright future for downstream petroleum in Sierra Leone

Lansana Fofanah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2019: The appointment of Dr. Brima Baluwa Koroma by President Julius Maada Bio to head the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA) – an institution that accounts for 15% of the country’s domestic revenue, has brought transformation to the Agency. With a population of 7 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth sounds alarm to waken world from sleep-walking into another debt crisis – Op ed

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2019: Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s, and history suggests we [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government reviews decentralisation of governance and public services

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2019: The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has this morning announced that, President Julius Maada Bio will today be launching his government’s review of the Local Government Act (LGA 2004) and the Decentralization Policy (2010). The review will be conducted by the newly [Read More]

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President Bio should return to his grass roots base – an Op ed

Sorie Fofana: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2019: On 4th April 2018, Julius Maada Bio was sworn-in as the democratically elected President of Sierra Leone. That is exactly eighteen months ago. Since his election as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has been very [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth finance ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2019: Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on Thursday, 17 October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt crises. The meeting will be chaired by the Finance Minister of Cyprus, Harris Georgiades, under the theme ‘Preventing Debt Crises: The Roles of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Strengthening Africa’s fragmented data landscape is key to meeting SDG targets, says new African Governance Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2019: The African Governance Report, published today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, draws on data from the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) and shares new insights on progress towards the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063 and the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [Read More]

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Former mines minister and deputy chairman of opposition APC acquitted of corruption charges

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s former minister of mines, who is also the current deputy chairman of the opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) – Minkailu Mansaray, was last Friday discharged on all counts of corruption offences by High Court Judge – Justice Reginald Sydney Fynn, after [Read More]

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India and Sierra Leone sign $30 million loan to boost rice production

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2019: India’s vice president Shri Venkaiah Naidu, met with Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio at State House in Freetown today Sunday, where he announced major areas of support for Sierra Leone to promote economic development in the country. The support package includes a US$30 [Read More]

Education and Health

Moving from the brink to the brim of academic excellence

Joseph F. Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2019: The brim of academic excellence is the state of being exceptional. We live in a society obsessed with being exceptional. Whether it is as workers, parents, students, lovers or cooks, we are expected to be outstanding. We must strive to be [Read More]

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Four months appeal period has elapsed – an open letter to sierra Leone Chief Justice

Sirajin M Rollings-Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2019: Honourable Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards, I am reflecting and referencing court judgements meted against ten of us Members of Parliament belonging to the All People’s Congress Party (the largest opposition) by the High Court of Sierra Leone on May 31 2019. [Read More]

Education and Health

International Day of the Girl Child – more action needed to protect the rights of girls in Sierra Leone

Mariama Janet Deen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2019: Since 2012, 11th October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl Child, after the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 66/170 declaring it – a day of commemoration. The International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) aims to highlight [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone urgently needs a National Plan for Mental Health

Joseph F. Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2019: Today, 10th October 2019, has been designated by the World Health Organization “(WHO”) as “World Mental Health Day”, to promote awareness of mental health in people all over the world. This year, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has decided [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government ministerial performance report is out

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2019: The long-awaited ministerial performance report on the first twelve months of the Bio-led government of Sierra Leone was published last Monday, at a press conference in Freetown. With the majority of ministers scoring above fifty-percent, the report should no doubt make for comfortable reading [Read More]

Economy & Business

SL Mining reacts to Sierra Leone government cancelation of iron ore mining contract

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2019: On 7th October 2019, SL Mining Limited – a wholly owned subsidiary of the American owned Gerald Group, said it received a letter from the government of Sierra Leone, ‘purporting’ to cancel with immediate effect, SL Mining’s large scale mining licence in the country. [Read More]

Education and Health

How I set up Liberia’s first school for autistic children – debunking cultural myths about autism

Agnes Fallah Kamara: 9 October 2019: I must admit that I did not know anything about autism until 2014 when, on a visit to South Africa, a friend told me that her son has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I quickly googled the term. Thereafter, I felt a lot of sympathy [Read More]

Economy & Business

Global uncertainty continues to slow growth in African economies

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2019: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remained slow through 2019, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of domestic reforms, according to the 20th edition of Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly economic update for the region. Overall growth in Sub-Saharan [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio lays foundation stone for construction of baking equipment factory in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2019: Today, Tuesday, 8 October 2019, president Julius Maada Bio laid the foundation stone for the start of construction of the SONOCO Plant for the manufacturing of baking equipment in Wellington, east of Freetown. When completed, the complex will also include a skills training centre [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s vice president Jalloh urges ECOWAS Bank to invest in shared regional infrastructures

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s vice president Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, yesterday urged the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development to prioritise their investment in shared regional infrastructure, so as to accelerate economic development in West Africa. Delivering his keynote address at the 17th Session of the [Read More]

Education and Health

Young people in Sierra Leone warned about the harmful effects of alcohol

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2019: The Executive Director of Health Network Sierra Leone, Robert Kondema Kargbo, has called on young people in Sierra Leone to distance themselves from taking alcohol which he warned, would affect their growth. He made this appeal last week at the commemoration of the World [Read More]

Politics

Former mines minister and deputy chairman of opposition APC acquitted of corruption charges

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s former minister of mines, who is also the current deputy chairman of the opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) – Minkailu Mansaray, was last Friday discharged on all counts of corruption offences by High Court Judge – Justice Reginald Sydney Fynn, after [Read More]

Politics

India and Sierra Leone sign $30 million loan to boost rice production

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2019: India’s vice president Shri Venkaiah Naidu, met with Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio at State House in Freetown today Sunday, where he announced major areas of support for Sierra Leone to promote economic development in the country. The support package includes a US$30 [Read More]

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