In Focus

The Koroma government of Sierra Leone must uphold the right of citizens to peaceful protest

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2016   IMF conditionalities have returned to Sierra Leone with a vengeance; or have they? Many in Sierra Leone are saying that the current economic downturn and austerity being imposed upon the poor people of Sierra Leone by the Koroma government, are the result of [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone ruling APC party is dragging the country to hell – says Alie Kabba

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2016 The streets of Freetown and other major towns and cities across Sierra Leone remain tense, as the people of Sierra Leone react to the government’s announcement last week to remove the subsidy that has for several years, helped to cushion the poor from the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – a country of pain and penury – let us face the real issues

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2016 As more and more programmes for the agenda for austerity, oops; sorry, I mean prosperity, are rolled out by the government and my mind wonders to the goings-on in Sierra Leone, I offer my silent prayer to the God that designed [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission must investigate parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2016 Dear Commissioner Ady Macauley I’m writing on behalf of the Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI), to respectfully request that the Anti-Corruption Commission Sierra Leone (ACC-SL) begin an investigation into the Sierra Leone Parliament, for some potentially illegal practices and misappropriation of [Read More]

In Focus

Are we putting Sierra Leone first – asks SLPP veteran Yvonne King Odigboh

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2016 Members and supporters of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP) UK and Ireland branch, celebrated the party’s 65th anniversary last Saturday, 5th November 2016. More than 300 people attended the dinner dance, which was held at the Dalston [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone commemorating the first anniversary marking the end of Ebola 

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 November 2016 The government and people of Sierra Leone will observe a three minutes silence today, Monday, November 7, to commemorate the first anniversary of the declaration of the end of the Ebola virus disease in the country by the World Health Organization (WHO). [Read More]

Politics

South Africa’s Zuma’s downfall – a lesson for president Koroma of Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2016 Elections are due in Sierra Leone in February 2018. The people of Sierra Leone are yearning for change. President Koroma and his ruling APC will face an electorate that has seen their fortunes, hopes of economic prosperity and improved standard of living dashed. With [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government fuel subsidy removal: An approach beyond partisan politics

John Baimba Sesay – Beijing China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 November 2016 By 2012, the cost of government subsidies in Ghana had reached one billion Cedis ($500 million). It was expected to rise to 2.4 billion Cedis this year, before the country’s National Petroleum Authority could raise prices. The decision [Read More]