News in Perspective

Renewed call for better quality education in Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2013 Amid continuing calls to increase primary school enrolment in Africa, a new report urges greater emphasis on the quality of what students learn. (photo: Girls of the Annie Walsh Memorial School in Freetown). The Africa Progress Panel, a policy think tank chaired by [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ghana’s rising economic prosperity may be derailed by falling oil revenues

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2013 Rising standards of living enjoyed by Ghanaians in the last three years is not a miracle, thanks to the discovery of King Oil, off the country’s coastal waters. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has risen steeply. Government’s effort at diversifying the economy is paying [Read More]


Why President Koroma came back home from the US empty handed

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 April 2013 Since his return from the US, president Koroma is said to be unhappy about the outcome of the visit, especially his meeting with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where he was expecting to be handed a cheque for millions of dollars. The lack [Read More]


Lungi is to become Sierra Leone’s commercial city

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 April 2013 John Baimba Sesay – China I watched SLBC TV yesterday, Tuesday, 9th April and heard the Lands Minister – Musa Tarawallie talk about government’s plans to transform the town of Lungi into Sierra Leone’s new commercial city. This is encouraging news, given its [Read More]

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President Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity – Challenges ahead

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 April 2013: In a few weeks president Koroma will formally launch his new Agenda for Prosperity, which will ‘replace’ the Agenda for Change manifesto – his roadmap for Sierra Leone’s development in 2007-2012. But many questions are being asked as to why the president has [Read More]

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Mismanagement of public spending – a serious problem for Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 April 2013 When president Obama congratulated president Koroma of Sierra Leone at the White House last week – for a job well done, it was difficult not to cringe with embarrassment, after five years of poor governance and corruption that continues to widen the gulf [Read More]


Another sad loss for the Sierra Leonean community – “gone too soon”

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2013 Another bright morning star in the Sierra Leonean community of London, UK – Ms. Patricia Remi Linda Cole, sadly passed away on Monday, 1 April 2013, after a very brief illness. She had just celebrated her 57th birthday on the 17th March 2013. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone has potential to help build US – Africa partnership, says Deputy Secretary of State

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 March 2013 In a few weeks, Sierra Leoneans will celebrate another year of independence – 52 years in fact – to be precise. But sadly, hardly anyone in the country would agree that independence has paid the much anticipated dividend – economic prosperity. Quality of [Read More]