Election Watch

APC reacts to cancellation of polling in Kambia

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2018: Yesterday’s cancellation of by-election polling in ward 196 of the Kambia District in northern Sierra Leone, after violence erupted which led to the death of a young man, has been criticised by the opposition APC party. Writing in a public statement issued today, this [Read More]

Election Watch

Young man killed in another wave of political violence in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2018: A young man has died in a shocking orgy of political violence in a northern town of Sierra Leone where by-election was being held yesterday, in Ward 196 constituency of Kambia District in the  Tonko Limba Chiefdom. According to conflicting and unconfirmed reports, the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s President ‘optimistic’ about country’s new direction as key reforms enacted

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2018: On Thursday, the newly-elected President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, told the United Nations, that “with a strong belief in a shared vision and a common destiny, Sierra Leoneans stand with the [international community] in meeting the world’s challenges.” Acknowledging the role that [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone is a successful model of a stable democracy – president Bio tells UN general assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2018: Yesterday, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone delivered his maiden UN general assembly speech to world leaders gathered in New York, just six months after he was elected president. His speech comes amid allegations by the country’s main opposition APC party of human [Read More]

Economy & Business

Twenty years Jail sentence for Nigerian drugs trafficker in Sierra Leone 

Mousa E. Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2018: Justice Bintu Fatmata Alhadi has sentenced a Nigerian named as Gozie Udoka Isaac, who was arrested at Lungi International Airport with 20.797 kilogram of cocaine to twenty years imprisonment. The convict was initially charged with seven counts for allegedly transporting cocaine [Read More]

Economy & Business

Illegal Chinese miners to be deported from Sierra Leone

Mousa E. Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2018: The Director of Crime Services, Chief Superintendent Brima Jah has disclosed to journalists that thirty-one (31) Chinese nationals are going to be deported for illegal mining activities in Kono and Tonkolili districts. He made the disclosure to journalists at a conference [Read More]

Economy & Business

Presidents Bio, Macron and prime minister Solberg join Bill and Melinda Gates at Goalkeepers 2018

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2018: Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, co-hosted the second annual Goalkeepers events on September 25 and 26 to highlight the remarkable progress toward the reduction of extreme poverty, and the need to accelerate efforts to achieve the United [Read More]

Economy & Business

African Development Bank seeks partnerships to lift one billion people out of hunger

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2018: The African Development Bank called on global partners to join hands to lift one billion people worldwide out of hunger and said it was leading the way by investing US$24 billion in African agriculture over the next 10 years in the largest such effort [Read More]

Politics

Dr Samura Kamara – the defeated 2018 APC presidential candidate breaks his silence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2018: Dr. Samura Kamara, the defeated 2018 presidential candidate of the All People’s Congress Party, yesterday spoke out against what he regards as the injustice being served on public officials previously appointed by the former APC government. Since his election victory six months ago, president [Read More]