May 7, 2021
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United States helps Attorney General’s Office and ACC confront cybercrime

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: In a ceremony held at the United States Embassy in Freetown yesterday, Ambassador David Reimer presented awards to ten individuals from the Attorney General’s Office and the Anti-Corruption Commission for their successful completion of a training in Cyber Investigations. The training was conducted by [Read More]

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United States helps Attorney General’s Office and ACC confront cybercrime

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: In a ceremony held at the United States Embassy in Freetown yesterday, Ambassador David Reimer presented awards to ten individuals from the Attorney General’s Office and the Anti-Corruption Commission for their successful completion of a training in Cyber Investigations. The training was conducted by [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Court of Appeal upholds commission of inquiry verdict

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: The Court of Appeal presided by Justice Fatmatta Bintu Alhadi, yesterday dismissed all grounds of appeal by SOGEFEL SARL, a construction company; and Mrs. Vicky M. Jusu, a former employee of the Rokel Commercial Bank, against the findings and recommendations of the judge-led Commissions [Read More]

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US Ambassador in Sierra Leone assures Chief Justice of support for judicial reforms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, David Reimer, yesterday visited the country’s Chief Justice, Desmond Babatunde Edwards at the Law Courts Buildings in Freetown, where he assured the Chief Justice of his determination to strengthen cooperation with the judiciary to help bring vital reforms. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Barristers express strong misgivings about proposed Cybercrime Bill

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 May 2021: After intense discussions with the minister of information regarding the proposed Cybercrime legislation, the executive members of the Sierra Leone Bar Association last week published a statement saying that: “On the 20th day of April, 2021, the President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association [Read More]

Education and Health

UNFPA-trained midwife promotes safe motherhood, save mothers and babies in Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2021: “Serving a hard to reach community like Alikalia comes with a lot of challenges. The good thing, however, is my contribution in promoting safe motherhood and in reducing maternal mortality which I am proud of as a midwife,” said Regina Conteh, a midwife attached [Read More]

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UN reports on Sierra Leone’s progress in delivering Sustainable Development Framework

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2021: The 2020 UN Country Annual Report on the progress achieved by Sierra Leone in its first implementation year of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSCDF) 2020-2023, has been published this week. The report shows the level of progress Sierra Leone has made [Read More]

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Professor David Francis – a new face of Global Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2021: Professor David Francis is Sierra Leone’s new face of Global Sierra Leone. He was last week appointed Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs Minister in a cabinet reshuffle, after establishing and operationalizing the Office of the Chief Minister. The erstwhile Chief Minister had previously acted as [Read More]

Economy & Business

BBC Africa Eye uncovers grand corruption in Nigeria’s pension pot 

BBC Africa Eye: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2021: A new investigation by BBC Africa Eye into pensions in Nigeria has uncovered an unfair and corrupt system which leaves some elderly people sick and penniless, with government workers soliciting extra payments before paying out pensions, people arbitrarily being declared ‘dead’ [Read More]

Economy & Business

EU celebrates and promotes its work in helping to develop Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 May 2021: The EU is taking Europe Week 2021 celebrations to a much wider audience – bringing messages on its values, principles and development cooperation with Sierra Leone, through its #TheEUandMe Roadshow and Pop-Up Photo Exhibition, starting today 3rd May to 10 May 2021. The EU [Read More]

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Speaker of Sierra Leone’s Parliament apologises for the dishonourable behaviour of MPs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 May 2021: According to report by the Department of Public Relations in Sierra Leone’s Parliament, the Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu has apologised to the people of Sierra Leone, for the ugly and violent conduct of MPs at an emergency session of parliament summoned [Read More]

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Leader of APC – former President Koroma accused of dictatorship by party members

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 May 2021: Sierra Leone’s High Court decision pronounced by Justice Adrian J. Fisher on the 19th of April 2021, ordering the country’s main opposition APC party to convene an emergency National Delegates Conference, so that its rank-and-file members can adopt the Party’s amended 1995 Constitution has [Read More]

Economy & Business

Guinea’s economic growth expected to reach 5.2 percent in 2021 – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 May 2021: The IMF Mission to Guinea has on the 28th April 2021, completed its 2021 Article IV Consultation discussions with authorities in Guinea, West Africa. At the end of the mission, the team led by Ms. Clara Mira, said that Guinea’s economic growth is expected [Read More]

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Barrick Gold Corporation refers Senegalese tax dispute to international arbitration

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 May 2021: Barrick Gold Corporation has confirmed that it had referred a tax claim by the Senegalese Revenue Authority (SRA) to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for arbitration, after numerous attempts to resolve the issue with the government had failed. The SRA has levied an [Read More]

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Big shake-up in president Bio’s ministerial cabinet

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2021: Just three days after commemorating Sierra Leone’s 60 years of independence from British colonial rule which most Sierra Leoneans are of the opinion that after 60 years the people of Sierra Leone have nothing to celebrate or shout about, president Bio has today announced [Read More]

Economy & Business

Science, technology and innovation allow us to leapfrog in development – says president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2021: Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio today participated in a High-Level Virtual Dialogue on Leveraging Innovation and Technology for Food Systems Transformation in Africa. The online meeting was organised by IFAD and co-hosted by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), CGIAR and the Forum for [Read More]

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President Bio confers citizenship on African Americans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2021: Dr Julius Maada Bio today granted Sierra Leonean citizenship and presented the country’s passport to a group of African Americans Returning Home. Addressing the new citizens of Sierra Leone, this is what the president said: May I reconfirm what you have already experienced – [Read More]

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President Bio honours distinguished Sierra Leoneans for diligent and dedicated service to country

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio honoured 91 deserving recipients of the Presidential Award at a ceremony held at State House to commemorate Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Anniversary on 27 April 2021. The Grand Commander of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Commander [Read More]

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Bio decorates fellow regional leaders with expensive gold chains at independence commemoration

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2021: President Julius Maada Bio yesterday commemorated Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Anniversary, not with his fellow seven million citizens of Sierra Leone – many of whom had to stay indoors unable to come out into the streets, due to heavily armed security forces patrolling the [Read More]

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President Bio speaks to the people of Sierra Leone on the country’s 60th independence anniversary

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2021: Fellow Citizens. Today, we commemorate sixty years of our country’s independence. We do so by reflecting on the vision, great sacrifice, and courage of those who led, those who helped them lead, and those who embraced their leadership to usher in our sovereignty as [Read More]

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Professor David Francis – a new face of Global Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2021: Professor David Francis is Sierra Leone’s new face of Global Sierra Leone. He was last week appointed Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs Minister in a cabinet reshuffle, after establishing and operationalizing the Office of the Chief Minister. The erstwhile Chief Minister had previously acted as [Read More]

Economy & Business

BBC Africa Eye uncovers grand corruption in Nigeria’s pension pot 

BBC Africa Eye: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2021: A new investigation by BBC Africa Eye into pensions in Nigeria has uncovered an unfair and corrupt system which leaves some elderly people sick and penniless, with government workers soliciting extra payments before paying out pensions, people arbitrarily being declared ‘dead’ [Read More]

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