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World Bank to help cushion growing poverty in Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2014 The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved support for Sierra Leone’s efforts to create a strong social safety net system, that it says will assist poor and vulnerable households, beginning with a pilot program covering four districts and 12,000 households. When [Read More]


Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2014 The Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) is excited to announce the inaugural Oxford-Harvard Intercollegiate Model African Union Summit (IMAUS) to be held at the University of Oxford in September 26th – 28th, 2014. IMAUS is a transformative, one-of-a-kind intellectual [Read More]

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Sub-Sahara Africa will soon have greater access to cheaper medicines

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2014 African countries have some of the highest rates of mortality among adults, children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. This is partly caused by poor access to healthcare and cost-effective medicines. But all this is about to change,  with the announcement today by Glaxo [Read More]


Sama Banya – Pauwui is back

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2014: When Sierra Leone’s most formidable and prolific octogenarian political commentator and opposition SLPP party grandee – Dr. Sama Banya – alias Puawui (Photo), announced his retirement from public writing over a year ago, hundreds of thousands of Sierra Leone Telegraph readers were saddened. His [Read More]

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New innovative border and visa management solution for Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2014 A new, fast, reliable and secure immigration control Solution based on integrated platforms, software and services is set to enhance security of border check points. The new system will significantly reduce waiting times through automated document verification and border control systems Gemalto (Euronext), [Read More]


‘President Koroma can only succeed if those he appoints are performing’

John Baimba Sesay The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 March 2014 Sierra Leone is making good progress in several areas of economic and social development. This is more so when compared to the state of affairs President Ernest Bai Koroma inherited over six years ago. One is not, in anyway implying [Read More]

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IMF opens fifth regional centre in Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 March 2014 The International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Monday 24th March, officially opened its fifth Africa regional technical assistance centre (AFRITAC) in Ghana, offering capacity building services to six countries across Western Africa. This fulfills the IMF’s commitment to extend the AFRITAC network to serve [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s Consul General in Dubai in hot water

Ibrahim Y. Sillah – Saudi Arabia The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 March 2014 Under the progressive and result-oriented leadership of His Excellency, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, I believe it should be part of the concerns of every bona fide citizen of Sierra Leone, especially those living in the diaspora, [Read More]