Economy & Business

Sierra Leone needs to urgently upgrade and expand its technical and vocational education – says Dr Yumkella 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 August 2017 The debate about Sierra Leone’s ability to compete among other economies in the sub-region has begun. And it was ignited by a seemingly innocuous statement, made by one of the country’s main contenders for the 2018 presidency – Dr Kandeh Yumkella. Speaking last week [Read More]

Economy & Business

QCELL Mobile Network in Sierra Leone to compete – says CEO Mohamed Jah

Abdul Malik Bangura Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 August 2017 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QCELL Mobile Network has assured that his mobile company is coming to Sierra Leone to compete in a very healthy manner. Mr. Mohamed Jah who was speaking to newsmen on Friday 4th August, 2017, at his [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone police arrested armed robbers in the west of the city

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 August 2017 The shooting last year of Sierra Leone’s retired chief of the military and the killing of a well-known barrister in Freetown, sparked a renewed debate about rising armed robbery and criminality in the capital. But in the last few months, police have stepped up [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leone police criticised after gang violence erupted in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 August 2017 If the whole point of banning jogging along the streets of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown was simply to prevent violence and criminality, then it seems the police may have an ulterior motive, critics of police chief Francis Munu say, after football gang violence erupted [Read More]

Election Watch

Why elections matter for democracy in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2017 (Photo: President Koroma of Sierra Leone). As voters in Sierra Leone  start their countdown to elections on the 7th of March 2018, the people of Rwanda wait with bated breath for the results of presidential election held on Friday, with Paul Kagame poised to [Read More]

Election Watch

Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2017 On Tuesday, 8 August 2018, Kenyans go to the polls, ending months of fierce campaigning in what’s turned into a closely run contest between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga. But general elections in the country are much more than just [Read More]

In Focus

Edward Wilmot Blyden – Father of Pan Africanism is a constant source of new perspectives long after his death

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 August 2017 Today, August 3rd 2017 marks the 185th anniversary of the birth of EDWARD WILMOT BLYDEN (3 August 1832 to 7 February 1912). All over the world from the Caribbean where streets and monuments are named after him – to the USA where whole buildings [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Self-enslavement masquerading as loyalty

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone telegraph: 3 August 2017 We are a genetically narcissistic people. Status over substance indeed. And we don’t like any truth that doesn’t reinforce that mindset. Sad.‬ Self-enslavement masquerading as loyalty is our present day reality. A truly sad reality. However, it will be a catastrophic [Read More]