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Breaking News – Heavy rains in Freetown tonight

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 August 2017 There are reports of extremely heavy rain in many parts of central and western areas of the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown tonight. Drivers have been warned to avoid the following areas: PWD by Campbell Street, Pademba Road by Dundas Street, West Street by [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone toll road charges are exploitative – A point of view

Abdul Malik Bangura Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 August 2017 One of the many things which I have learnt in my years as editor of the Awareness Times Newspaper, is that people in Sierra Leone sell their conscience. The Wellington – Masiaka toll road contract and the charges imposed on very [Read More]


Closing the stables after the horses had bolted – Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission acts?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2017 As the corruption scandal over the sale of scholarships meant for poor people in Sierra Leone going to Mecca for the Muslim Hajj continues, yesterday the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission released a statement calling on the three sacked State House officials to report immediately at [Read More]

Education and Health

The Sierra Leone mudslide disaster isn’t over yet – here’s what the world must do

Tony Redmond Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2017 As the uneasy debate about the causes of the flooding disaster in Freetown and who must be held accountable and responsible continues, there are growing concerns about the misuse and misappropriation of funds meant for the survivors and victims of the disaster, [Read More]

Education and Health

Resilience has become a way of life in Sierra Leone – now mourning hundreds lost in mudslide

David Winter Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2017 Few countries can have exceeded Sierra Leone’s share of misfortune over the last three decades, including civil war and the world’s largest Ebola outbreak. Last week a mudslide devastated Regent, on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Freetown, killing more than 400 [Read More]


Sierra Leone vice president Foh and mines minister Minkailu Mansaray implicated in corruption – Op ed

Mohamed Karankeh Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2017 Before I comment on the merit or demerit of the criminal aspect of this case, I want to ask and, or to know why so much money is expended on a single religious activity by our government in a secular country like [Read More]


Leaked audio implicates Sierra Leone vice president Foh and mines minister Minkailu Mansaray in Hajj scam

Report by Platinum Media Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2017 (Photo: Mines Minister Mansaray is overseeing the sale of a $50 million diamond). As the public awaits police enquiry into the recent Hajj scandal, Platinum Media is now in possession of a leaked audio that appears to implicate both the Vice [Read More]

In Focus

Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara – Attorney-General and Minister of Justice attends memorial for flood victims

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2017 Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice represented president Ernest Bai Koroma at the Joint Prayers of Believers, Bethel  Outreach Mission, Circular Road, held in memory of the victims of the mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone. Attending the service were Bishop Sam’Jolly, [Read More]