John Bonoh Sisay’s bid for the presidency of Sierra Leone drowned by his use of gender based violence language

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2017 Never in the history of Sierra Leone’s politics has an aspiring candidate for any public office – let alone the presidency, chosen the occasion of the launching of their election campaign to publicly threaten a female journalist with gender based violence. But today – [Read More]


President Koroma meets Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2017 President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone today, Monday 31 July 2017, met with the president of Cote D’Ivoire – Mr Alassane Ouattara, for bilateral and multilateral consultations. According to State House Communication Unit, the two leaders exchanged views on the further deepening of [Read More]


Sierra Leone has the fastest collapsing economy in West Africa – says John Benjamin

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2017 Mr. John Oponjo Benjamin, who is the former leader and chairman of the opposition SLPP and now one of the aspirants for the party’s presidential flagbearership, last Friday poured scorn over the governance record and performance of the Koroma government. Speaking to local media [Read More]


Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara visiting Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2017 The president of Ivory Coast – Alassane Ouattara is in Sierra Leone on a two-day working visit. He was met on arrival at the Freetown international Lungi airport today Sunday, 30th July 2017, by Sierra Leone’s Vice President – Victor Bockarie Foh. According to [Read More]

In Focus

Jogging in the streets is banned in Freetown – Human rights group calls for police tolerance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2017 There is mixed reaction to last week’s announcement by Sierra Leone police to arrest any group of people jogging in the streets of the capital Freetown, without first obtaining permission from the police. Many in Sierra Leone say that in the light of rising [Read More]

In Focus

An evil man in Sierra Leone passed away after thousands were hacked to death – lest we forget

Claudia Anthony (with additional content by the Sierra Leone Telegraph) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2017 On this glorious day fourteen years ago, a wicked and monstrous rebel war lord by the name of Foday Saybanah Sankoh died of pneumonia in the custody of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Challenges facing Freetown City Council and its political leadership – the elected mayor

Victor Mengot Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2017 It is ironic that Freetown which is one of the first planned city in British West Africa is now becoming a massive urban sprawl. This due to a history of neglect by various municipal leaders since independence. What is urgently needed is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Our cities are becoming inaccessible and clogged up – can implementation of the SDGs help?

Victor Mengot Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2017 The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a laudable approach to enhance a people-centred development and the relief of poverty. As a continuation of the policies enshrined in its predecessor – the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs now include a vital missing [Read More]


Where is Sierra Leone’s football heading – FA president Isha Johansen speaks out

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2017 Football may be a beautiful game to many across the world, but there is nothing beautiful about football in Sierra Leone. It ceased to be a beautiful game in Sierra Leone, after the politicisation of its management by the ruling APC in the 1980s, [Read More]