Education and Health

There will be justice for child raped in Pujehun who has died yesterday – says minister Blyden

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2017 The death yesterday of a 14 year old girl – named as Mamie Karim, who was allegedly raped by a gang of men in Pujehun, Sierra Leone, has not only brought huge outcry, but has sparked massive demand for the men who are in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bidding for the sale of Sierra Leone’s second largest diamond ends tomorrow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 May 2017 Bidding for the sale of the second largest diamond ever found in Serra Leone – the star of Sierra Leone Mk2, is open for another twenty-four hours, as the 36 days extension put in force by the president on Wednesday, 5th of April 2017, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Will cash-strapped motorists in Sierra Leone pay $4.50 a day for the use of a new toll motorway?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 May 2017 Construction work on Sierra Leone’s first toll paying motorway will soon commence.   The initial phase of the 62 km highway is expected to be completed in the next two months.  According to plans drawn up by the Chinese, the new four lane highway will [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa needs to improve governance, build infrastructure and reduce trade barriers to achieve inclusive growth

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 May 2017 A major focus of the African gathering of the World Economic Forum this week was how the continent could achieve ‘inclusive growth’. The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs [Read More]

Education and Health

Heavy Storm devastates communities in the east of Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2017 Hundreds of people have been left homeless as the start of the six months long rainy season makes its presence felt in the east of the capital Freetown. Stormy rainfall brought massive destruction of property and loss of life across many communities early this [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone’s former child soldiers used as cheap labour for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2017 A new documentary now  showing on Al Jazeera TV, titled – ‘Child Soldiers Reloaded’, features interviews with several former child soldiers from Sierra Leone – most of whom were recruited to work for Aegis, the private military company that signed an estimated US$293 million [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone’s St George’s Cathedral celebrates its two hundred years history

Arnold Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2017 St George’s Cathedral – one of Sierra Leone’s oldest churches, took eleven years to progress from the laying of the foundation stone on the 9th of January 1817, to the first service. Ever since then it has been a busy and important [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Sierra Leone 2018 elections – who can we trust to change our story?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 May 2017 It is disappointing – but sadly, unsurprising that amidst the clamour for a new brand of politics in Sierra Leone ahead of 2018, another tranche of clapped-out politicians and chorus cheerleaders have been aroused from their slumber. Their existence has inevitably [Read More]