News in Perspective

Sierra Leone’s soul diva – Azania at Whitney tribute concert

Dennis Kabatto The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2013 Sierra Leonean-American born soul sensation – Azania, will be performing at the ‘Jeremiah Abiah presents – Artists You Ought To Know (AYOTK)’ tribute concert, to celebrate the life of singer -Whitney Houston, who died tragically last year. The tribute concert will [Read More]

News in Perspective

New trade talks with Europe – Billions of Dollars at stake for West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2013 West African countries are missing out massively on trade with Europe, costing the sub-region billions of dollars in lost revenues, simply because of EU trade barriers. With rising poverty, very high youth unemployment and lack of investments in most West African countries, Europe must [Read More]

News in Perspective

President names new ministers amid questions of impropriety

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2013 President Koroma has named his last cohort of ministers, whom he says, will assist him in implementing his ‘Agenda for Prosperity’. The dust may be settling on that list, but chins are still wagging. Several questions are being asked, about the moral backbone [Read More]

News in Perspective

President Koroma is failing woefully to address poor sanitation

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2013 The Government of Sierra Leone is failing to keep its promises on funding for sanitation, a new report by the international development charity – WaterAid has revealed. 1.5 million more Sierra Leoneans lack access to sanitation today, than in 1990. The report warns [Read More]

Editorial

China’s Special Envoy attending President Koroma’s inauguration

John Baimba Sesay The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2013 A high-powered Chinese government delegation of seven, headed by Mr. Jiang Weixin – the Special Envoy of President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China, is expected to arrive in Sierra Leone on 21st February, to take part in [Read More]

Editorial

What kills one African woman every minute of every single day?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2013 A: Aids? B: Cancer? Neither: And the answer is? C: Pregnancy and Childbirth The sad truth is that somewhere in Africa, one woman dies every minute of every day, from causes related to pregnancy and birth. But, it seems the hardest pill to swallow [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leonean lawyer loses court action against New People

Dennis Kabatto The Sierra Leone Telegraph 18 February 2013 A California Appeals Court in San Francisco, has ruled against Sierra Leonean born – Hayward, California based Attorney – Alieu Iscandari in his appeal against Defendants and Respondents – New People Newspaper (NPN), Sheku Kallon, Dr. Patrick Muana, Dr. Marda Mustapha [Read More]

Economy & Business

Will the latest EU funding help Sierra Leone out of poverty?

 Sierra Leone Telegraph; 17 February 2013: Sierra Leone is one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that are significantly lagging behind in achieving key targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), despite millions of dollars being spent by the international community to curb childhood mortality, poverty and illiteracy. And it [Read More]

Editorial

Agenda for Prosperity must focus on partnerships

Chadia Talib 13 February 2013 The Agenda for Prosperity, introduced in the wake of President Koroma’s second term, should advance an economic programme that is comprehensive, logical, and feasible for it to succeed. And for this to happen, the programme should tap on the expertise and commitment of key stakeholders, [Read More]