Education and Health

New strain of Ebola in Sierra Leone – what should be done now?

Alimamy Turay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2018: The battle against the ebola virus should not only be staged as a responsive strategy, but should be looked at as a proactive or pre-emptive effort as well. That is, there should be two approaches running simultaneously in the war against this [Read More]

Politics

A letter president Koroma should never have ignored

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2018 On 4 May 2016, less than two years before presidential and general elections were held in Sierra Leone, a concerned citizen – Mohamed L Kallon, wrote a warning letter to president Koroma about his poor performance in office and lack of strong leadership. Had [Read More]

Economy & Business

Open letter to president Bio about the removal of fuel subsidy

Native Consortium and Research Center; Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2018: Dear Your Excellency – We want to start by thanking you once more for the fiscal reforms you have instituted, especially the single treasury account, spending cuts, and leapfrogging our monthly revenue from Le 240 billion to an average [Read More]

Politics

We must cooperate and collaborate to fight terrorism – Bio tells regional leaders

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2018: The ECOWAS-ECCAS Summit took place today in Lome, Togo, with an opening  statement by the ECOWAS Chairman – President of the Togolese Republic, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe. Other speakers included the ECCAS Chairman – President of the Republic of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba; the Chairman [Read More]

Politics

West African leaders discuss regional security and extremism

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2018: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone arrived in Lome, Togo, yesterday, Sunday 29th July, where he is attending a Joint ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit, as well as the 53rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS. The Joint Summit [Read More]

Politics

Zimbabwe goes to the polls today – the stakes are high

David B. Moore: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2018: Zimbabweans go to the polls today in one of the country’s most contested elections since its independence in 1980. Not only are the stakes incredibly high in the first poll without Robert Mugabe, but voters also have a number of choices [Read More]

Politics

Sycophancy – the mother of idolised leadership

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2018: Some of us have read with some interest the recent piece by Dr. Yahya Kaloko, an APC stalwart, who has called into question “the behaviour of some in the leadership of our country”, and “the depth of their patriotism to the motherland”. [Read More]

Politics

Is president Bio a listening president?

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2018: The country is in a transitional phase and it goes without saying that the people are eager to see dramatic changes in all spheres of life. It can be in the socio-economical circles, educational field, political spectrum and even the psychological [Read More]

Politics

Right to know: The state, citizens and the fourth estate in Sierra Leone

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2018: The electronic, print media and politicians often squabble over whether an issue is in the public or national interest, renewing a century’s old debate. We might forgive politicians for putting the ‘national interest’ before the “public interest”, but when the electronic [Read More]