Politics

Can a regional court be a viable alternative to the ICC in Africa?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2018: Today is the International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace – within and among nations and peoples. This year it’s celebrated in honour of the right to peace for every person in the world. Peace is only possible [Read More]

Economy & Business

Empowering women lies at the centre of controlling population growth in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2018: Population growth is a controversial topic in Africa because it’s been linked with colonial and racist policies in the past. Now that human rights are at the centre of the conversation about family planning, it’s time to address the issue, argues Alex Ezeh in [Read More]

Economy & Business

UK and the US will extradite former corrupt APC government officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2018: A senior official at the State Department in the United States of America has confirmed to the Global Times that the Trump administration will “seriously consider” any request for extradition coming from “the appropriate authorities in Freetown”. The source at the American embassy confirmed [Read More]

Politics

British parliamentarians praise president Bio for his leadership 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2018: A Commonwealth Parliamentary Association delegation which also consists of members of Parliament from Britain, were in Freetown, Sierra Leone two days ago to gain first-hand experience and insight into political developments and realities on the ground. This visit comes after the electorally defeated opposition [Read More]

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]