In Focus

Race for the mayorship of Freetown – Prince Harold Thorpe speaks about his candidacy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2017 The battle for leadership and control of the affairs of Sierra Leone’s capital city Freetown has not yet started, but already there are at least three candidates that have appeared in the frame – all from the ruling APC party. Freetown has had its [Read More]

In Focus

Sustainable Development Goals won’t be met without active citizens fortified with new knowledge

Shirley Walter Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2017 The debate about the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and whether they are likely to be achieved  has begun, after the significant failure of many sub-Sahara African nations – including Sierra Leone, in meeting their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Two weeks ago, [Read More]

In Focus

Corruption is crippling Sierra Leone’s education sector

Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI ) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2017 Our findings have revealed that due to very high levels of corruption in the education sector, university students and school going children have come to believe that school or university admission and marks can be [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank loans $30 Million to Sierra Leone as government struggles for cash

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2017 Since coming to power in 2007 with a new dogma and promise to ‘run Sierra Leone like a business’, president Koroma is far from translating this promise into a viable programme for development. His time has now almost run out, as he prepares to [Read More]


Hypertension – the silent killer spreading across Africa

Stuart Ali and Francesc Xavier Gomez-Olive Casas Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2017 Hypertension is a rising global health problem. An estimated one billion people live with what is more commonly known as high blood pressure. Of these, more than nine million die from the condition each year. When hypertension is [Read More]

Election Watch

Legal proposals aimed at changing the electoral boundaries in Sierra Leone laid before parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2017 Last Friday, 21st July 2017, the parliament of Sierra Leone voted for constitutional and statutory instruments regarding the recent redrawing of constituency and ward boundaries in sixteen electoral districts – 14 in the provinces and 2 in the western region, to be reviewed by [Read More]

Economy & Business

Extreme poverty is an injustice and serious threat to national security – says Sierra Leone’s finance minister

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2017 Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momodu Kargbo said Tuesday that the government of Sierra Leone considers extreme poverty as a prevalence of injustice and a serious threat to national security. He made the comment at a three day ministerial meeting of [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

What have they done in office to make the change we now crave?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2017 Change is not easy, and admittedly, for years people had given up hope and dared only to dream of a major roll of the dice, one fine day. But we brought ourselves here, and trust me, the solution must be in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Your $50 million diamond is safe in our hands – says Sierra Leone National Minerals Agency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2017 After much speculation and pressure from the Sierra Leone Telegraph, demanding that the government of Sierra Leone makes a statement about the whereabouts of the estimated $50 million diamond, which was found a few months ago by a local pastor in Kono, the country’s [Read More]