News in Perspective

Ghana’s economic growth continues to slow down – says IMF

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2014 A statement published this week by the IMF Executive Director for Ghana, has painted yet another gloomy prospect for one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s giants. Ghana’s economic growth is stalling fast. (Photo: President Mahama). Despite previous reports of the country’s economy heading for a [Read More]


The tragedy of Freetown’s peninsular forests

Dr Sama Banya The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2014 A few weeks ago there was a radio announcement that the ministers of land, country planning and the environment, together with the minister of agriculture, forestry and food security, were to undertake a tour of the western area Peninsular. Their [Read More]

Education and Health

Ebola cases confirmed in Sierra Leone

World Bank Office – Freetown: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2014: Ebola was first reported in Guinea in March 2014 in the four southeastern districts of Guekedou, Macenta, Nzerekore and Kissidougou. By March 27, four confirmed cases were found in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. Since then, the virus has [Read More]

News in Perspective

China’s capacity building efforts in Sierra Leone

John Baimba Sesay The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2014 The leader of Sierra Leone’s ruling APC party’s women’s group – Madam Elizabeth Manns, is in Beijing, capital of the People’s Republic of China, attending a seminar on ‘social management capacity building for female officials from English speaking African countries’. [Read More]


Andrew Keili and Kandeh Yumkella do not seek populist sentiments

Yankuba kai-Samba The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2014   Bio is not ready for peace. His supporters have maligned SLPP party leadership aspirants and the chairman – Chief Somano Kapen (Photo). Few weeks ago, Julius Bio wrote an article to declare that he was willing to meet anyone who [Read More]