Sierra Leone can be prosperous – says Dr. Kandeh Yumkella

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2013 Sierra Leonean born Director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) – Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, spoke in Washington DC last Saturday, as Sierra Leoneans across the world, celebrated the country’s 52nd independence anniversary. Sierra Leone is rich in natural resources, but [Read More]


A low-key independence celebration for the people of Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2013 The people of Sierra Leone are today marking 52 years of independence from Britain. But with economic hardship and massive unemployment – estimated at over 70% of the economically active population, this year’s celebration is a quiet affair. Despite deafening government propaganda that [Read More]

News in Perspective

Miss Sierra Leone USA heading for Freetown

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 April 2013 Dennis Kabatto Reigning Miss Sierra Leone USA 2013 – Ruby B. Johnson leaves the United States of America Thursday to take part in Saturday’s independence ceremony. While in Sierra Leone she will visit school girls at all levels in order to promote her [Read More]

News in Perspective

World Bank’s fund for the poorest to be significantly replenished

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2013 Report from the World Bank says that its Development Committee last Saturday endorsed the Bank’s goal to end extreme poverty within a generation as “ambitious”. It says that this endeavour by the Bank is an “historic opportunity” to make a difference. The Committee [Read More]


Where is the $8 million missing from the Sierra Leone mineral resources fund?

The Sierra Leone telegraph: 22 April 2013   In December last year (2012), the information unit of State House in Sierra Leone, announced that the president will leave no stone unturned in finding out what happened to the $8 million. The money was part of the mineral resources fund, set [Read More]


President Koroma to sign new performance contract with ministers

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 April 2013 In less than ten days president Koroma is expected to officially launch his ‘Agenda for Prosperity’ for nationwide public consultation. He told ministers and heads of public agencies at a recent presidential retreat that; delivery of this new agenda cannot be allowed to [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank Group President calls for a world free of poverty

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2013 On 2 April 2013, World Bank Group President – Jim Yong Kim outlined his ambitious agenda for ending poverty and increasing inclusive growth, as he called for ambitious new goals to help the most vulnerable. Speaking at Georgetown University in the US, Kim [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s NRA officials missing at top African Revenue Authority event

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2013 Revenue Authority chief executives and board chairpersons representing 12 African countries have attended a seminar in South Africa, to discuss current issues relating to board governance and ways to improve governance of revenue administration. Botswana, Burundi, Ghana, the Gambia, Lesotho, Rwanda, Seychelles, South [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s pop idol apologises for the violence of rampaging youths

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2013 Friday, 5 April 2013, marked another chapter in the dark and violent history of Sierra Leone, which many would like to see buried once and for all time. But it seems despite decades of peace-building, efforts to assert the rule of law and [Read More]