October 20, 2021
Education and Health

Gates Foundation commits $120 million to accelerate access to COVID-19 drug for lower-income countries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 October 2021: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today a commitment of up to $120 million to accelerate access to the investigational antiviral drug molnupiravir for lower-income countries as part of its COVID-19 response effort. The funding will be allocated based on consultations with partners, [Read More]

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Education and Health

Gates Foundation commits $120 million to accelerate access to COVID-19 drug for lower-income countries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 October 2021: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today a commitment of up to $120 million to accelerate access to the investigational antiviral drug molnupiravir for lower-income countries as part of its COVID-19 response effort. The funding will be allocated based on consultations with partners, [Read More]

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World Justice 2021 Index rates judiciary of Sierra Leone high among 139 countries

Sierra Leone Judiciary Comms Unit: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2021: The World Justice Project Rule of Law 2021 Index has rated the Judiciary of Sierra Leone high ahead of thirty-one (31) countries in the world during their global assessment amidst the COVID19 outbreak. In a year dominated by the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s opposition parties call for review of Electoral Commission’s fitness to conduct elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2021: A group of political parties representing almost all of the opposition parties in Sierra Leone, known as the Consortium of Progressive Political Parties (COPPP), last Thursday 14th October, published a statement questioning the independence and impartiality of the country’s electoral commission as condemnation grows, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Time for global leaders to invest in Africa’s agriculture

Beth Dunford: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2021: More than six out of every 10 people in Sub-Saharan Africa work in the continent’s agriculture sector. We may not realize that what grows from African soil may be connected to some of the world’s most popular foods. Africa produces the world’s [Read More]

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Freetown City Council boosts its metropolitan police force with new recruits

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: 19 October 2021: Last Saturday, 50 new recruits were welcomed into the FCC Metropolitan Police (Met Pol) Force at a ‘passing out’ ceremony held at the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy in Hastings. The ceremony followed eight weeks of training in physical, mental and behavioural [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s minister of the western region Nabeela Tunis visits regional minister of Greater Accra

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2021: Since her controversial appointment as minister of western region by president Bio in May this year in a snap cabinet reshuffle, little has been seen of or heard about Mrs Nabeela Tunis who was sacked as foreign affairs minister to take over as minister [Read More]

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President Bio calls on Sierra Leoneans in the UAE to continue to be patriotic

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio last Thursday held a meeting with Sierra Leoneans living and working in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, where he also launched the maiden edition of the Embassy’s Newsletter. Speaking to his fellow countrymen, he thanked them for the love [Read More]

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Freetown City Council suspends budget planning review as government is accused of sabotaging service delivery

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2021: Elected councillors of the Freetown City Council along with the city’s Mayor – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, yesterday suspended a budget review the council was undertaking with central government, in reaction to what the mayor described as the government’s continuing efforts at sabotaging the council’s service [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio makes a pitch for investments in Dubai ahead of a cabinet reshuffle

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2021: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he is expected to drum up calls for foreign investments and trade for Sierra Leone at the EXPO 2020. The president has joined his wife – Fatima Bio who arrived [Read More]

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Land Complaints and Dispute Resolution Committee presents report to President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Last Thursday, 7th October, President Bio received a report on the findings of the Complaints and Dispute Resolution Committee that was mandated to investigate land disputes in the Western Area from April 2018 to January 2021. Committee chairman, Alhaji Mutada Sesay, who was representing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone energy minister and WAPCOS sign contract for new electricity transmission line

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay, has reiterated the commitment of the Government of Sierra Leone to ensuring that every area of the country is sustainably connected or networked to the country’s grid or mini grid, after signing a contract for the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Nigerian startup SafeNow NG wins $8K in Seedstars’ global digital democracy hackathon

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: The Digital Democracy Challenge, a 72-hour online hackathon by Seedstars focused on developing innovative and viable digital solutions to strengthen the digital democratic space, has declared its winners: Divao (Hong Kong), SafeNow NG (Nigeria), and Crowd Journal (Kenya). The top three solutions are awarded [Read More]

Economy & Business

Private investment in Africa is exceeding expectations in 2021, according to new AVCA report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Despite widespread decline felt by most economies across the globe, private equity fundraising in Africa has already managed to reach US$1.3bn for the first half of 2021, when including final and interim closes. Mirroring the gradual stabilisation of Africa’s macroeconomic environment is the African [Read More]

Politics

President Bio pallys with Guinean coup leaders in violation of the spirit of ECOWAS resolution

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: As President Bio of Sierra Leone who was democratically elected by the people of Sierra Leone in 2018 after he was branded “a brutal military junta leader” following the extra-judicial killing of dozens of people in 1992 in a coup d’état that brought down [Read More]

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Former President Koroma meets British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone

Office of Former President Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2021: Former President Ernest Bai Koroma has today Tuesday, 12th October, held a closed – door meeting with the British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Ms Lisa Chesney. This afternoon’s meeting is part of a flurry of diplomatic engagements the [Read More]

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EU Ambassador holds consultative meeting with former President Koroma of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2021: The newly appointed European Union (EU) Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Manuel Muller, has today, Tuesday 12th October, paid a courtesy call on Sierra Leone’s former President Ernest Bai Koroma, at his Goderich residence in Freetown. The EU is one of Sierra Leone’s strongest partners [Read More]

Economy & Business

Orange inaugurates the 5th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2021: Today, Orange and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating an “Orange Digital Center” in Abidjan, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Côte d’Ivoire, the Ambassador of Germany in Côte [Read More]

Economy & Business

EU promises to maintain support for Sierra Leone’s development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai yesterday Monday held discussions with the New European Union Head of Delegation to Sierra Leone, Ambassador Manuel Müller about the government’s development strategy and cooperation with the EU. Ambassador Müller said he is [Read More]

Politics

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr hosts former Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf 

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone telegraph: 11 October 2021: In December 2019, I had the privilege of meeting former President of Liberia, Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Palm Springs, California where we were both speakers at #TEDWomen. Two months later I had the honour of being invited [Read More]

Politics

New twist in attempted ritual murder investigation in Sierra Leone

Alim Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2021: SLPP government stands indicted – no hiding place for NaCSA boss and the chief minister. Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad are currently in  doubt over the on-going investigation of an alleged ritual murder matter involving an employee of the National Commissioner [Read More]

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President Bio calls on Sierra Leoneans in the UAE to continue to be patriotic

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio last Thursday held a meeting with Sierra Leoneans living and working in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, where he also launched the maiden edition of the Embassy’s Newsletter. Speaking to his fellow countrymen, he thanked them for the love [Read More]

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Freetown City Council suspends budget planning review as government is accused of sabotaging service delivery

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2021: Elected councillors of the Freetown City Council along with the city’s Mayor – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, yesterday suspended a budget review the council was undertaking with central government, in reaction to what the mayor described as the government’s continuing efforts at sabotaging the council’s service [Read More]

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