April 22, 2019
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Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Czar takes pay-no-bribe reports to ministries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commissioner last Thursday, 18th April 2019, met with several Deputy Ministers to discuss feedback and reports posted by citizens on the Pay No Bribe (PNB) campaign reporting platform about their respective ministries. The PNB reporting platform gives citizens the opportunity to [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Czar takes pay-no-bribe reports to ministries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commissioner last Thursday, 18th April 2019, met with several Deputy Ministers to discuss feedback and reports posted by citizens on the Pay No Bribe (PNB) campaign reporting platform about their respective ministries. The PNB reporting platform gives citizens the opportunity to [Read More]

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Sierra Leone now has a Special Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2019: The Chief Justice of Sierra Leone – Desmond Babatunde Edwards has established a Special Division of the High Court to expeditiously deal with those charged to court by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Sierra Leone’s judiciary is notorious for delaying cases at a heavy cost to the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Economic empowerment of women is good for all – countries make progress lifting endemic obstacles

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 April 2019: Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance, she tells Africa Renewal with a smile and a wink. Ms. Haidara, currently the Special Adviser to Mali’s Minister of [Read More]

Education and Health

Stakeholders discuss Sierra Leone’s health sector challenges

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019: ICAP in collaboration with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation, has officially launched the 2017 Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) Report, which was followed by a two-day workshop on health data use for decision making. The event was held at the Bintumani [Read More]

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Human Rights Commission reminds government of Sierra Leone of its obligations

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019: The newly appointed Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) held their first press conference yesterday at their Tower Hill  office in Freetown, where they reminded the government of  its obligation – to respect, protect, and guarantee human rights in the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s chairman of NRA elected vice chair of China’s BRITACOM

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019: The chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) – Ms. Tuma Adama Jabbi has today been unanimously elected as vice chairman of the highest council of China’s Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACOM), at a conference in Wuzhen, China. The [Read More]

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Government departments failing to comply with Right to Access Information laws

Sinneh Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2019: Sierra Leone government chief minister – Professor David Francis, has called on six defaulting government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to submit their Proactive Disclosure Publication Schemes to the Right to Access Information Commission (RAIC) by 30th May 2019, after failing to [Read More]

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Sierra Leone minister of labor Adekunle King speaks about the ILO

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2019: The International Labor Organization (ILO) was founded in 1919. It brings together governments, employers and workers with a mission to defend workers’ rights, encourage decent job opportunities and advocate for social justice. Last Wednesday, representatives of the 187 ILO member states gathered [Read More]

Economy & Business

“D gron dry” – the ground is dry – barren – lifeless

Puawui – Dr. Sama Banya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 April 2019: “The gron dry” is the lamentation of supporters of the ousted APC administration which one hears everywhere; they complain of the general economic hardship that has hit the country following the ouster of the Ernest Bai Koroma government. And yet [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone charity wins life-saving solar powered vaccine refrigerator

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 April 2019: Dulas are pleased to announce that the winners of the vaccine refrigerator competition are Set4Life Australia (S4LA). S4LA is a grassroots, not-for-profit organisation providing direct support for the people of the Yiben area in Sierra Leone. Working with the community and their dedicated champion [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank scales up Sierra Leone’s funding to boost economic growth

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: The international community and development partners in Sierra Leone continue to extend tremendous goodwill to the Bio led government. Last month president Julius Maada Bio met with the World Bank’s senior management team to present his government’s agenda and achievements  made after twelve months [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s minister of trade and industry woos investors in Italy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: Last week, Sierra Leone’s minister of trade and industry – Peter Bayuku Konteh, Sierra Leone’s ambassador to Germany who is also accredited to Italy – Dr. M’Baimba Lamin Baryoh, and the acting director of investment promotion at the Sierra Leone Investment and  Export Promotions [Read More]

Economy & Business

Economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa is encouraging – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: African economies are facing a huge challenge after the last global economic crisis hit many African countries quite hard. Many are still struggling to recover. Last week, the IMF held a press conference. “In many of these countries public investments has helped spur higher [Read More]

Economy & Business

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains below 3% – three years after crisis

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been downgraded to 2.3 percent for 2018, down from 2.5 percent in 2017, according to the April 2019 issue of Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies released last week. Economic growth remains [Read More]

Politics

President Bio speaks about leadership at Vancouver conference

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: Yesterday, president Bio and the mayor of the capital Freetown – Yvonne Aki Sawyerr, arrived in Canada for a five-day Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) conference, where president Bio will deliver a keynote speech on ‘Leadership’. The TED conference is taking place in Vancouver, [Read More]

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Bio led government of Sierra Leone at one year – tempering great expectations

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2019: Congratulations to the government for its one year in power. As is normal after elections, there are often great expectations of a new government from its ardent supporters and people who generally look forward to a fresh approach to addressing national concerns. [Read More]

Politics

Human Rights Commission reminds government of Sierra Leone of its obligations

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019: The newly appointed Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) held their first press conference yesterday at their Tower Hill  office in Freetown, where they reminded the government of  its obligation – to respect, protect, and guarantee human rights in the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s chairman of NRA elected vice chair of China’s BRITACOM

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019: The chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) – Ms. Tuma Adama Jabbi has today been unanimously elected as vice chairman of the highest council of China’s Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACOM), at a conference in Wuzhen, China. The [Read More]

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