News in Perspective

Sierra Leone’s Freedom of Information Act needs activating

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2014 “What is the point of having a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) that cannot be implemented and enforced, if government has deliberately failed to establish the modalities and systems that will make this happen?” That was the question put to the Sierra Leone [Read More]


Do African women have the right to choose female circumcision?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 February 2014 The global debate on the circumcision of women – dubbed by those calling for the banning of the practice as ‘female genitalia mutilation’ took centre stage once again this week, as the UN celebrates its ‘International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM’. In [Read More]

Economy & Business

$18 million dollar solar park for Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 February 2014 Six megawatts of electricity may be a drop in the ocean for a country whose non-industrial consumer needs is estimated at 500 megawatt (MW). But for Sierra Leone, where every watt of electricity produced, can make the difference between life and death, an [Read More]

News in Perspective

Ivory Coast – which way now?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 February 2014 Tensions are still high in the Ivory Coast, and political unrest is simmering at the edges, as the country’s economy struggles to make a comeback. Two regions, loyal to former president Gbagbo, responsible for a high percentage of the country’s cocoa production, are [Read More]