Politics

Francis Ben Kaifala faces parliamentary committee

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2018: The President of Sierra Leone’s Renaissance Movement and head of the law firm – Kaifala Kanneh & Co Chambers – Francis Ben Kaifala, was yesterday interviewed by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments and the Public Service, for the position of Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s water minister Tengbe appeals for international help

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2018: Sierra Leone is one of the wettest countries in the world with more rainfall in just six months than many countries would experience in a decade. Yet, successive governments have found it difficult to harness the rainfall for the survival of its people, especially [Read More]

Politics

President Bio dissolves Boards of parastatals and other state institutions

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2018: Following growing public demand for a big shake up of all quangos and state enterprises in Sierra Leone by the newly elected government, led by president Julius Maada Bio, a public statement was issued by State House yesterday, Tuesday 26 June 2018, informing the [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio discusses Sierra Leone’s development needs with Irish government officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2018: Ireland has and continues to play a crucial role in supporting Sierra Leone’s economic and social development efforts, since the end of a brutal ten-year civil war, which took the lives of over one hundred thousand people. With a new elected government at State [Read More]

Politics

Patriotism – the last refuge of the scoundrel

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2018: President Maada Bio came to power on the crest of a wave, created by the desire for CHANGE.  Irrespective of your views about the controversial nature of the recently conducted parliamentary elections, the outcome was a reflection of the mandate by the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone – the politics of dilemma or is it the dilemma of politics?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2018: It is an undeniable fact that Sierra Leone as a nation has come a long way. Our collective journey, though tortuous at best, from the days of late President Sheka Stevens’ one party fiefdom, through the period of interregna and out into [Read More]

Politics

Lawyers in Sierra Leone split over sacking of Anti-Corruption Commissioner

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2018: Lawyers in Sierra Leone are today in a quandary, as to how best to respond to the sacking of the country’s head of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) – Mr Ady Macauley by the president. Those opposed to his sacking say that the president’s decision [Read More]

Politics

Dismissal of ACC commissioner – open letter to president Bio

Citizens Advocacy Network: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2018: Dear Mr President, The Citizens Advocacy Network (hereinafter referred to as “CAN” or “Organisation”) is a highly respected Civil Society Organization that focuses primarily on promoting good governance, strengthening democracy, and upholding the Rule of Law. By reason of our mandate, CAN [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s president and ministers strategise at weekend retreat

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2018: President Julius Maada Bio and his ministers last weekend – Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd June 2018, were at the popular Freetown tourist resort village of Tokeh, for a strategy delivery planning meeting. The weekend retreat was sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme [Read More]