Sierra Leone parliament debates president Bio’s development plans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2018: MPs have yesterday Monday, 28th May 2018, began debating the New Direction Plan put forward to parliamentarians by president Julius Maada Bio in his speech at the state opening of parliament on the 10th of May 2018. The president’s five-year plan for the development [Read More]


Is president Julius Maada Bio the ‘Abiku’ of Sierra Leone politics?

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2018: Sierra Leone is a nice country for many reasons; it is one of the few countries where political irony and coincidence, form the fabric of humanity. The recent elections held in this West African country, proved many theorists wrong. As the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone – power cuts will soon be over

Sorie Fofana: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2018: Undoubtedly, the new government of President Julius Maada Bio inherited a wrecked economy from the APC administration of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. Before leaving office in April 2018, the APC government entered into several dubious deals or contracts with some emergency [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – hope rekindled?

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2018: Nourishing and tilling the flower beds you can, but picking the best scented rose is a different ball-game. Seriously, any two-bob gardener can tell you that. So, can we as a nation face the present and our envisaged future without excursing [Read More]


Can President Bio take politics out of Sierra Leone police force?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2018: For far too long, the question as to whether Sierra Leone’s police force is a force for good, has dominated political and social discourse in the country. And the reality is that news of rising crime levels, shooting of unarmed citizens, unlawful arrests, unsolved [Read More]

Economy & Business

Dr. Tengbe in talks with African Development Bank about Sierra Leone’s water sector

Isaac Swen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2018: The visiting Country Manager of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Peninsh Kariuki has held discussions with the Minister of Water Resources, Dr. Jonathan Tengbe and other senior officials in the water and sanitation sector. Peninsh Kariuki trip to Sierra Leone was in [Read More]


Sierra Leone parliament makes further ministerial approvals

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2018: The proposed minister of foreign affairs – Alie Kabba, minister of lands – Denis Sandy, and twenty four deputy ministerial nominees were last Thursday, 24th May 2018, approved by parliament to serve in the New Direction government of president Bio. A report outlining the [Read More]


Handing over report – former president Koroma blows his own horn

Author: Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2018: Much has been said about President Koroma’s handing over report and there have been all kinds of suggestions about the mode, manner and timing of the presentation. Expectations became more intense when in his speeches in Parliament and during his inauguration, [Read More]


Why Pan-African Parliament must clean up its act to survive

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2014: The Organisation of Africa Unity was founded 55 years ago today by newly-independent countries on the continent. It’s since been renamed the African Union. In 2004 the Pan African Parliament was established, with the aim of promoting integration and economic development. But, as Babatunde [Read More]