Economy & Business

Reasons why president Koroma of Sierra Leone and his ministers are in China?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2016 President Koroma and key ministers are in China this week to appeal directly and personally to the Chinese political leadership, especially president Xi Jinping. They desperately need help – and they need it fast. Sierra Leone is at risk of falling apart, due to [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone elections watchdog demand publication of 2018 election timetable 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2016 When the executives of the ruling APC party of Sierra Leone last week announced that they were pulling out of the country’s Constitutional review process, it caused consternation among opposition parties and civil society groups. The question many are left asking after their surprised [Read More]

Economy & Business

Another strategic visit to China by president Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone

John Baimba Sesay – China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2016 President Ernest Bai Koroma is slated to arrive in Beijing on Wednesday, 30th November, 2016, on the invitation of his counterpart President Xi Jinping of China. During this all important visit, both leaders will be discussing ways of further [Read More]

Education and Health

African governments can improve health outcomes and quality of life

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2016 The people of Africa may invariably be better off today economically and socially than they were sixty years ago – with an increase in average income per person and higher rate of literacy. But health outcomes continue to significantly lag behind their Asian and [Read More]

Economy & Business

That immoral 2017 Budget – punishing the victims of poverty in Sierra Leone (part one)

Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2015 On October 3rd 2016, our government finally accepted the reality that our economy is bankrupt, with the publication of a press release from State House. The statement detailed  austerity measures they will take to improve revenue mobilization and fiscal sustainability, as [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone opposition SLPP responds to Koroma government’s financial collapse

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2016 Last Friday, 18th November 2016, Sierra Leone’s finance minister Momodu Kargbo delivered the government’s budget statement for 2017 to parliament. It is a budget the government is hoping will address the growing abject poverty, that over 70% of the country’s population is now suffering. [Read More]

In Focus

Female student in Sierra Leone arrested and detained for sharing WhatsApp message

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2016 A twenty-three year old female student – Theresa Mbomaya, was last weekend arrested and detained at the maximum security prison in Freetown, for sharing a WhatsApp message she herself did not create. According to the Koroma government, she committed a crime against the state, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Government of Sierra Leone did not spend $24 per litre on fuel subsidy  

Dr Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe  Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2016 This is not the first time Sierra Leone is experiencing austerity measures. But what is certain is that each time the APC is in power, the country will be plunged into economic chaos. But the difference this time is that [Read More]