News in Perspective

Sierra Leone’s MCC funding suspense continues

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2013 There have been intense media speculation in the last week, as to whether the US government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has indeed made a decision not to offer funding to Sierra Leone, estimated at close to $100 million. Several commentators have written off [Read More]

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Mr. Inspector General – it’s time for a retrospect

Pa Baimba Sesay The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2013 The recent fracas in our capital, between students of a secondary school and our police force, calls for a complete retrospect by the police leadership on a range of issues, including recruitment and public relations. In responding to a serious [Read More]

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Inspector-General Munu must quit

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2013 Heavily armed police officers have attacked and shot dead an unarmed school boy in the Eastern suburb of Freetown, sparking anger and accusation of yet another police mob justice, brutality and cover up. (Photo: Police Chief Munu) The school boy Alhaji Rabo was [Read More]


For mothers and babies light means life

Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2013 When I was a child growing up in Sierra Leone, sometimes I studied by the candlelight. When our mothers cook in the kitchen using firewood or charcoal they carried us on their backs. That tradition continues today. Sometimes, we [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s decentralization looks promising – says Mayor of Makeni

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 November 2013 Many analysts believe that Sierra Leone’s economic development will continue to stumble and stall – notwithstanding recent improvement in GDP, just as long as those in power in Freetown continue to refuse to honestly devolve power to the regions. Current debate about the [Read More]

Politics & Law

Sierra Leone’s presidential hopeful – Maada Bio weds in London

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi: The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2013: Marriage is an institution blessed by all religions. According to the Bible Proverbs 18:22; “He who finds a wife, finds a good thing and obtains favour of the Lord”. That same message is mentioned in the Quran Chapter 30:21: “And among [Read More]

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Sierra Leone hold talks with China on reform of Security Council

John Baimba Sesay The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2013 Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Dr Samura Mathew Kamara on Tuesday 5th November, told staff at the Sierra Leone Embassy in the People’s Republic of China, that though a small country, Sierra Leone is raising its voice [Read More]

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Africa’s biggest hydro-electricity dam on its way

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2013 Several African countries have taken a bold step forward towards meeting their electricity needs. They have embarked on costly construction and management of hydro-electricity dams. (Photo: Sierra Leone’s Bumbuna dam). But few are fully reaping the economic, social and environmental rewards. Some countries [Read More]

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Obama strives to increase energy in Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2013 Africa’s economic development is showing much promise, but there are serious obstacles to progress. While several African countries blessed with natural resources, such as Angola and Ghana are doing fairly well, the challenges to increasing economic prosperity for all, are enormous. Good governance, [Read More]