February 6, 2023
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Sierra Leone’s Foreign Ministry to account for over Le470 Million

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 February 2023: Despite lofty claims by President Bio and the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission of succeeding in tackling high level corruption in Sierra Leone, there are several sacred cows in his government that are using clever means of siphoning public funds into their personal accounts. In 2019, [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Foreign Ministry to account for over Le470 Million

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 February 2023: Despite lofty claims by President Bio and the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission of succeeding in tackling high level corruption in Sierra Leone, there are several sacred cows in his government that are using clever means of siphoning public funds into their personal accounts. In 2019, [Read More]

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President Bio visits school children injured at a government rally in Bo stadium

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 February 2023: Dozens of school children who were invited by the wife of President Bio and the government to attend a rally at the Bo stadium in southern Sierra Leone, were seriously injured when a section of the stadium collapsed. The rally which critics say was [Read More]

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Fromer President Koroma and African leaders explore innovative ideas to address security challenges facing Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 February 2023: Sierra Leone’s former President Ernest Bai Koroma departed Freetown today Sunday, 5 February 2023 to join his peers on a five-nation visits to discuss security on the African continent. Organized by the Brenthurst Foundation, the high-level event is scheduled to take place from the [Read More]

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People of Sierra Leone must never forgive Kandeh Yumkella – says NGC Mayoral hopeful Haroun Zubairu as he too resigns

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: Tonight, there are more high profile resignations from Yumkella’s National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, following a string of resignations this afternoon, tendered by the party chairman – Dennis Bright, Deputy Secretary General – Nyamakoro Sillah, and the party’s Western Area Coordinator – Arthur Pearce. [Read More]

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The wheels of Yumkella’s NGC third force political wagon come off as chairman Dennis Bright and others resign

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: Twenty-four hours they say is a long time in politics, but not for Dr Kandeh Yumkella and his opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, which is now facing rapid meltdown as Chairman Dennis Bright, Arthur Pearce, and Mrs Nyamankoro Sillah today tendered their resignation [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leoneans will now use ECOWAS Identity Card

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: On Monday, January 30, 2023, President Bio launched the country’s first securitized multi-purpose identification card and identification verification system, at the State House, as he thanked development partners for their technical and other consistent support in strengthening and building the capacity of the National [Read More]

Economy & Business

$311 million World Bank funding for solar energy in Sierra Leone, Chad, Liberia, and Togo

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: Activities under the new Regional Emergency Solar Power Intervention Project (RESPITE) have officially kicked off in Freetown to increase electricity access to millions of existing and prospective consumers in Chad, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo. According to a World Bank statement published yesterday, RESPITE [Read More]

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Why I have resigned from the NGC Party with immediate effect

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2023: Following the NEC Meeting of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, held last Saturday, 28th January 2023, I have today formally notified the party Chairman – Dr Dennis Bright that I, Alan Luke (National Diaspora Co-ordinator for NGC), cannot with any good [Read More]

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Hope for families of thousands of Sierra Leoneans killed or injured in road accidents every year

Victor Mengot: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Transport  and Aviation has responded to a call by transport and road safety advocates and stakeholders to consider modalities for establishing traffic courts in Sierra Leone. Our current traffic laws and regulations have some violations that are arrestable [Read More]

Education and Health

WHO expert committee says COVID-19 must remain a public health emergency of international concern 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee for COVID-19 has advised that COVID-19 continue to be categorized a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The Committee, which is established under the International Health Regulations (IHR) and convened by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director [Read More]

Economy & Business

Increased hunger in Sierra Leone – US supports World Food Programme’s response

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes $3.2 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide emergency food and development assistance to 68,000 women, men, and children in Sierra Leone, where four out of five households have irregular access [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s new Intrernational Airport: How it came about and what was promised – Op ed

Victor Ako Mengot: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2023: The agreement for the construction and management of the new airpport was presented to Parliament on 16th December 2020 for ratification. It was presented by the then Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation – Mr. Sadiq Sillah. What was promised? “The [Read More]

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Sierra Leone will go to the polls in June under proportional representation – Supreme Court rules

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2023: Sierra Leone’s Supreme Court has today made a landmark ruling in favour of President Bio’s decision to change the country’s electoral system to proportional representation, less than five months before presidential and general elections are held on the 24th of June 2023. Chief Justice [Read More]

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Decade of progress is under threat as overall African governance flatlines – says 2022 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2023: The 2022 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), was launched yesterday by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Index shows that African governance has flatlined since 2019, reflecting a series of disruptions caused by a combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased insecurity, and widespread democratic [Read More]

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Supreme Court decides tomorrow whether President Bio can change the country’s electoral system to proportional representation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2023: The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone will deliver judgment tomorrow Friday morning, in a lawsuit brought by lawyers acting for the main opposition APC party last month, against the government’s decision to change the country’s electoral laws that will replace the constituency based – [Read More]

Education and Health

COVID-19 vaccine partnership boosts Sierra Leone’s vaccination efforts with $2.8 million  

Sierra Leone Telegraph:  26 January 2023: The COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership, (CoVDP), yesterday handed over vehicles including motorbikes and computers worth over $2.8 million to support Government of Sierra Leone’s COVID-19 vaccine deployment. CoVDP is a joint venture of the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (Gavi), the United Nations Children’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio at agriculture and agribusiness summit in Dakar

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2023: Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio was at the opening ceremony of the Dakar Summit on agriculture and agribusiness being held at the Abdou Diouf International Conference Centre in Diamniadio, as part of the  development programme of the government to revitalise the economy of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown City Council sends out property rate and business license payment demands

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2023: Freetown City Council (FCC) has started sending out Property Rate and Business License payment demands to over a million households and businesses across the capital. FCC says that 65% of its budgeted revenue comes from property rates and business licenses on which the delivery [Read More]

Economy & Business

More questions about Freetown International Airport as Summa Airport Ltd takes control

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2023: Last week, Sierra Leone’s ministry of transport and aviation announced in a public notice that Summa Airport Sierra Leone Limited will take over operations and management of Freetown International Airport – also known as Lungi Airport, as of last Friday, 20th January 2023. Although [Read More]

Politics

President Bio signs landmark gender equality law – opening doors for more women in parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2023: Last Thursday, President Julius Maada Bio signed a new Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Bill 2022, known also as the GEWE Act 2022, that is seeking to open up the country’s political space and establish a level playing field for women in politics. Political [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa’s free trade on track, more efforts needed

Douglas Okwatch (Africa Renewal): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2023: It’s the second year of business on Africa’s biggest trading platform – the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – and it isn’t going to be business as usual in the continent’s single biggest trading bloc. Expectations are high and a [Read More]

Breaking News

Why I have resigned from the NGC Party with immediate effect

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2023: Following the NEC Meeting of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, held last Saturday, 28th January 2023, I have today formally notified the party Chairman – Dr Dennis Bright that I, Alan Luke (National Diaspora Co-ordinator for NGC), cannot with any good [Read More]

In Focus

Hope for families of thousands of Sierra Leoneans killed or injured in road accidents every year

Victor Mengot: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Transport  and Aviation has responded to a call by transport and road safety advocates and stakeholders to consider modalities for establishing traffic courts in Sierra Leone. Our current traffic laws and regulations have some violations that are arrestable [Read More]

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