In Focus

Our faith is our source of strength and the anchor of our perseverance –  Alie Kabba tells Muslims and Christians in Sierra Leone and abroad

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2017 Fellow Sierra Leoneans, as we mark yet another blissful day in the Islamic calendar, let me take this opportunity to thank Allah for His great bounty and unlimited Grace, and to wish everyone a glorious Eid Mubarak. As a country we will always consider [Read More]


Speculation grows about the health of president Koroma of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2017 The departure last week of president Koroma for Germany has sparked growing concern and speculation about the state of his health. A statement issued by Presidential Spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay last Sunday, 8th of June 2017, simply says that: “The general public is hereby informed [Read More]

Election Watch

Sierra Leone opposition SLPP putting its house in order ahead of national convention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2017 Sierra Leone’s main oposition party – the Sierra Leone People’s Party has announced that all Lower Level Executive Elections in the 39 constituencies will start next week, staring on the 28th of June, and ending on 22nd of July. The decision to hold a [Read More]

Economy & Business

The World Bank reinvents itself – and puts poverty reduction at risk

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2017 Three weeks ago, the president of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma chaired the Sierra Leone Development Finance Forum, which was jointly organised by the World Bank and the country’s ministry of finance and economic development in the capital Freetown. The aim of the [Read More]


Focus on Isha Johansen – light at the end of tunnel for Sierra Leone’s football

Daniel Koroma Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 June 2017 Isha Johansen – is popularly known as the “Iron Lady”; and CAF referred to her as a “Champion”; the former FIFA President hailed her as a “Warrior”, whilst Forbes Magazine named Isha Johansen as one of the twelve women to “watch out [Read More]


Should Sierra Leone have a national unity government in 2018? – A rejoinder

Santhkie Sorie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2017 A government of national unity with the same mentality changes nothing. It will still be the case of the fox in the hen house or a drunkard in charge of a distillery. The most impressive thing about such a scenario is that [Read More]


Is government of national unity the answer to political and economic instability in countries like Sierra Leone and South Africa?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2017 The people of Sierra Leone will be going to the polls next March, after ten years of what many in the country describe as ruling APC economic mismanagement, corruption, abuse of power, ineptitude and lack of strong leadership. Equally, serious doubts have been expressed [Read More]

In Focus

Self-love – not bans – will bring an end to Africa’s skin bleaching syndrome

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2017 Millions of dollars are being spent every year by Africans – both men and women, on chemicals made to lighten the skin, despite warnings about the terrible health consequences. But little is said about the psychological self-harm of skin bleaching in Africa. Writing in [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone has made huge strides protecting the rights and wellbeing of persons with disability – says minister Blyden

Sierra Lone Telegraph: 13 June 2017 Sierra Leone’s minister of social welfare, gender and children’s affairs –  Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden  is in New York, attending the Tenth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Addressing the [Read More]