Politics

CHRD Africa condemns Cameroon government’s travel restriction

Felix Agbor Anyior Nkongho: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA), the leading human rights organization working to realize human rights in Cameroon,  strongly condemns the decision by the government of President Paul Biya (Photo) through its Regional Delegate of Transport [Read More]

Economy & Business

“The status quo must change” – says African Development Bank’s chief

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: “No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women. FinDev [Read More]

Politics

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: As the people of Sierra Leone eagerly await the formation of a judge-led commission of inquiry into corruption in the former APC government, recently proposed in a Bill to the Houses of parliament by the newly elected president Julius Maada Bio, in South Africa [Read More]

Politics

Opposition APC lackeys and their colonial buffoon – an Op ed

Concerned Sierra Leonean: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: During its failed bid to retain power in March, the APC party went apoplectic, condemning supposed foreign intervention aimed, it claimed, at orchestrating ‘regime change’. The party’s loudmouths particularly targeted the British as the chief villains of their threadbare fantasy. Guy [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rwanda and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) hosting international renewable energy summit  

Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2018: Over 90 participants from more than 30 countries are arriving at the Rwandan Capital City of Kigali as part of efforts by the Climate Investment Funds to bring countries together to discuss issues and challenges related to the design [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2018: Forty-nine of Africa’s 55 countries have signed the framework for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free and unfettered movement of businesspeople and investments. When at least 22 countries ratify it, the [Read More]

Politics

Good governance is the solution to Africa’s problems

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2018: Under the auspices of the African Union, African leaders established the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in 2003 as an instrument for monitoring governance performance among member states. A self-monitoring instrument, APRM aims to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices leading to [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Presidential Adviser admonishes British MP – Neil Coyle

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2018: Presidential Adviser and Head of Strategic Communications in the Bio led government of Sierra Leone – Dr. PK Muana, has broken silence over the rantings made last week by the British Labour Party MP Neil Coyle on social media, about recent political developments in [Read More]

Education and Health

People across Africa travel far to get to a hospital – We worked out how far

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2018: Only 16 out of 48 African countries and islands have access to hospital services within the WHO’s two-hour time threshold. Writing in theconversation.com, Paul Ouma and Emelda Okiro explain: Nearly half of all deaths and about a third of disabilities in low and middle-income [Read More]