In Focus

Sierra Leone Auditor General awarded for service to the nation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2017 This year’s list of recipients of national honours includes the Auditor General of Sierra Leone – Mrs Lara Taylor-Pearce, who has been awarded the highest rank – Grand Officer of the Order of the Rokel. She received the award from President Ernest Koroma at [Read More]

In Focus

Another senseless murder of a young Sierra Leonean in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2017 The brutal killing of another young Sierra Leonean on the streets of London’s inner city area of Peckham has heightened fear among Africans, and in particular – the Sierra Leonean community, as police were called at 3.15pm on Friday, 28 April to a chaotic [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF considers finance for Sierra Leone as economy goes into reverse

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2017: The economy of Sierra Leone is now going through its toughest phase, since the end of the Ebola epidemic. (Photo above: President Koroma). The government has run out of cash – donor funds have declined massively, inflation is rising out of control, unemployment remains [Read More]


Kenyan voters need to resist the allure of voting for the usual suspects

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2017 In a few months Kenyan voters will have the chance to make choices that could change the political landscape. Historically voters have tended to sacrifice this right at the altar of tribe, money or personality. But, writes Yvonne Rowa Woods, Kenyans can turn their [Read More]

In Focus

President Koroma’s last and final independence day speech

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2017 After ten years of holding on to power, president Koroma will today reflect on all his failed promises as he prepares to leave office next year. He will be expected to look back at his poor performance and prioritisation of the real and desperate [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone fifty-six years of independence and ten years of APC misrule – nothing to celebrate

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2017  The people of Sierra Leone are today marking 56 years of independence from Britain. But with economic hardship and massive unemployment – estimated at over 70% of the economically active population, this year’s celebration is a quiet affair and its filled with despondency. After [Read More]

Economy & Business

Time to lift the ideological haze in debates about Africa’s middle class

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 April 2017 The term “middle class” is bandied about to back up the claim that Africans are increasingly moving out of poverty and getting wealthier. But, writes Henning Melber, these claims are meaningless given that very little analytical rigour is applied to the definition of what constitutes [Read More]

Education and Health

Ebola virus response – experiences and lessons from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2017 The Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa two years ago had a devastating effect on many countries. In Sierra Leone it led to the collapse of its entire health system. Eric Osoro, writing for explains how, with health facilities closed, communities were pushed [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sub-Saharan economies to grow by 2.5 percent in 2017

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 April 2017 The World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings that began two days ago, have ended today, 23rd April 2017, with little good news about the economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa. After almost a decade of slow and sometimes stagnated growth, most African countries will see [Read More]