Breaking News

Sierra Leone President Koroma is not dead – he is alive and kicking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 June 2017 Social media reports of the death last night of Sierra Leone’s president Koroma went viral today, but has been quickly debunked by senior government officials. The Attorney General and minister of Justice – Joseph Kamara was contacted by the Sierra Leone Telegraph to verify [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission arrests three WAEC examiners for alleged corruption offences

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 June 2017 Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar has confirmed the arrest of three West African Examination Council (WAEC)  examiners for alleged corruption offences, involving examination malpractice. Examination fraud and related illegal activities is a big business in Sierra Leone, controlled and managed by organized criminals. Many of [Read More]

Politics

Has Koroma sold Sierra Leone’s second largest diamond privately – and where is the money?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 June 2017 Much has been written about president Koroma’s brief encounter with the United States president Donald Trump at the recent Arab Summit in Saudi Arabia. This encounter has even been described by pro-ruling APC media as a ‘divine encounter’ ordained by God. But what really [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone Ombudsman recruits three female university graduates as mediation officers

By a Special Reporter Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 June 2017 The Ombudsman of Sierra Leone – Mr Melron Nicol-Wilson, has recruited three female graduates from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone to serve as Mediation Officers, as part of efforts to deliver his 100-days Action Plan. The three graduates [Read More]

Election Watch

Detention of opposition leader – calls for neutrality of the Sierra Leone police

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 07 June 2017 Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, the presidential candidate of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) who was last week arrested for alleged possession of a taser which the police say is an offensive weapon, appeared in court today. Kamarainba made his second appearance at the Segbwema Magistrate [Read More]

Election Watch

Alie Kabba speaks about the SLPP Appeal Court ruling

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2017 Presidential hopeful – Alie Kabba is calling on all members of the opposition SLPP to support yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling, which requires the party to conduct a re-run of all disputed constituency elections. This is what he said today in a statement: yesterday’s Court [Read More]

Election Watch

Human rights group calls for the government of Sierra Leone to refrain from all forms of political intimidation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2017 The arrest of opposition politician – Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has brought renewed sense of hopelessness and despair in democracy in Sierra Leone. The ruling APC has been criticised for its irrational use of police powers since it took office in 2007, and does not [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF approves $224 million loan for Sierra Leone to help push forward economic development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 June 2017 The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), yesterday announced that it has agreed to provide $224 million loan to the Koroma government of Sierra Leone, to help the country weather the economic storm that is causing much social and financial hardship for [Read More]