September 30, 2020
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Another public official Charles Mambu accused of corruption seeks to clear his name

Sierra Leone: 30 September 2020: Many Sierra Leoneans as well as international donors were appalled at the devastating misappropriation of millions of dollars meant for those dying of the Ebola virus that struck Sierra Leone in 2013/2014, as thousands perished because of lack of medical care. An investigation conducted by [Read More]

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Another public official Charles Mambu accused of corruption seeks to clear his name

Sierra Leone: 30 September 2020: Many Sierra Leoneans as well as international donors were appalled at the devastating misappropriation of millions of dollars meant for those dying of the Ebola virus that struck Sierra Leone in 2013/2014, as thousands perished because of lack of medical care. An investigation conducted by [Read More]

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Former president Koroma and others issued travel ban

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2020: The Attorney General of Sierra Leone – Anthony Brewah, has issued travel ban on the former president of the country – Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, along with scores of ministers and senior public officials who served under his government before his ruling party was [Read More]

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Two former APC government officials accused of corruption say the COI allegations are false

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2020: As Sierra Leoneans try to make sense of the hundreds of pages of indictment and accusations of corruption listed in the Commissions of Inquiry reports published last week by the government, some former senior officials in the erstwhile Koroma government (Photo above: Karefa Kargbo) [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government White Paper on corruption – opposition APC fires back

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC party whose members, including its leadership have been indicted by the Commissions of Inquiry into corruption and abuse of office by the former APC government, yesterday published a statement in response to the government’s decision to confiscate their assets [Read More]

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Cameroon – Repression of protests and attacks against the media must be investigated

ARTICLE 19: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2020: ARTICLE 19 urges the Cameroonian authorities to investigate the excessive use of force during peaceful protests in Yaounde and other cities in Cameroon on 22 September 2020. They must immediately release all protesters who were arrested solely for expressing their opinion and [Read More]

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ECOWAS mediation team upholds sanctions on Mali as new leader sworn in

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: Mali’s new president was sworn in yesterday, Friday, after five weeks of uncertainty following a military led coup which saw the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. The new president who is 70-year-old former Defence Minister – Bah Ndaw (Photo above in white), was selected [Read More]

Economy & Business

China’s Kingho Mining takes over Tonkolili Iron Ore mining operations in Sierra Leone 

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: The government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources last Thursday handed over the Tonkolili Iron Ore mining operations to Chinese owned – Kingho Mining Company Limited. The handing over ceremony which took place at the Bumbuna [Read More]

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Detailed Reports of the Commissions of Inquiry now available

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: As the dust settles following the publication of the Commissions of Inquiry Reports and the government’s White Papers  responding to the recommendations of the Commissions, questions are being asked about vital information that appears to be missing in the published White Papers. For instance, [Read More]

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Former president Koroma and others lived above their means and will lose their assets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2020: Three Commission of Inquiry Reports on corruption and abuse of office by the former APC government led by Ernest Bai Koroma, along with the government’s response to the recommendations of those commissions were published yesterday by the government of president Bio. They make for [Read More]

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Former ministers and state officials to lose their dishonestly acquired assets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2020: Yesterday, the Sierra Leone Telegraph published the Sierra Leone government’s response (White Paper) to the recommendations of the Justice Biobele led Commission of Inquiry into the management of State affairs by the previous APC government of president Koroma, which found that hundreds of millions [Read More]

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Former APC president Koroma and ministers to pay back hundreds of millions of dollars

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2020: The long awaited Commission of Inquiry Reports and White Paper were today delivered to Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio at State House by the country’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Brewah, amid massive riot police presence, after rumours of possible civil disorder. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone is committed to global peace and security – president Bio tells UN Assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio sent a statement to the United Nations which was delivered  by the country’s former minister of foreign affairs and now Sierra Leone’s Representative to the UN – Mr Alie Kabba (Photo above), on the commemoration of the 75th [Read More]

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United States suspends issuing visa to Sierra Leoneans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2020: The United States of America has stopped issuing visas to Sierra Leonean nationals, after the government of Sierra Leone reneged on an agreement to allow Sierra Leoneans deported by the USA to return to Sierra Leone. The governments of the USA and Sierra Leone [Read More]

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Flawed Afrobarometer Report by the Institute for  Governance Reform

Abraham John: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September 2020: The attention of the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) has been drawn to an Awoko Newspaper headline titled: “Office of the Presidency” 3rd most corrupt institution published on the 16th September, 2020 based on a so-called Afrobarometer Report published by the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone drags American Ambassador’s opinion to court in seditious libel diplomatic bungle

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September 2020: Court and police records diligently examined by Sierra Leone Telegraph correspondents in Freetown, shockingly show that during yesterday’s (Monday 21st September 2020) hearing of the matter between the State versus Dr. Sylvia Blyden, the Sierra Leone Government tendered an opinion piece personally authored by [Read More]

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ACC recovers Billions of Leones as investigations into Auditor General Report continue  

Patrick Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2020: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in this third report, wishes to update the general public of the actions and steps it has taken to address critical issues raised in the Audit Reports of Sierra Leone 2015 – 2018. These interventions focused on aspects [Read More]

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BBC Africa Eye uncovers new evidence contradicting official explanation for Lagos explosion

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2020: New evidence obtained by BBC Africa Eye contradicts the official explanation for the cause of an explosion which killed 23 people and destroyed a girls boarding school in Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the country’s state-owned oil firm, claimed the explosion [Read More]

Economy & Business

Meet Abdul Dumbuya – a Law student at the University of Makeni

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2020: He is one of the Anzisha Top 20 Finalists for 2020 Entrepreneurship Award. The Anzisha Prize is a competitive competition for Youths Entrepreneurs in 54 African Countries competing for a shared cash of $100,000 (one hundred thousand US dollars). This year, Abdul is representing Sierra [Read More]

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MPs in Sierra Leone are failing at the jobs people want them to do – Says new report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2020: In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 September as the International Day of Democracy, with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy, hence last Tuesday, 15 September 2020, an Afrobarometer report which discusses what Sierra Leoneans think about their [Read More]

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Welcome home Mr president to millions of empty stomachs waiting to be fed

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2020: President Julius Maada Bio and his wife – Mrs Fatima Bio, have few hours ago landed at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown, after spending twenty-three days in Beirut enjoying their honeymoon amidst much criticism and uproar back home. The couple were met by [Read More]

Economy & Business

China’s Kingho Mining takes over Tonkolili Iron Ore mining operations in Sierra Leone 

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: The government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources last Thursday handed over the Tonkolili Iron Ore mining operations to Chinese owned – Kingho Mining Company Limited. The handing over ceremony which took place at the Bumbuna [Read More]

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Detailed Reports of the Commissions of Inquiry now available

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: As the dust settles following the publication of the Commissions of Inquiry Reports and the government’s White Papers  responding to the recommendations of the Commissions, questions are being asked about vital information that appears to be missing in the published White Papers. For instance, [Read More]

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