Politics

Those found guilty of gross misappropriation must return money and serve jail terms

Dr. Dennis Bright: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2018: The Government Transition Team in its report was categorical that there had been very serious cases of corruption and mismanagement, involving the President and top Government officials in the last APC administration. Following the publication of the transition report, the views [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone will now have commission of inquiry into corruption by APC government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2018: Sierra Leoneans have this morning woken up to a new dawn, a new democracy, a new political landscape, and hopefully the start of a new culture of political and public accountability, that could bring an end to unbridled corruption with impunity. Yesterday, Monday 22nd [Read More]

Politics

Commission of Inquiry parliamentary debate – NGC to call for Inquiry to be fair and just 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2018: The leadership of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) has completed its consultations on the parliamentary debate of the Bill laid before parliament by the SLPP government, calling for the formation of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate alleged corruption by the former APC government. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s Society for Climate Change Communication (S4CCC) is making an impact

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2018: Climate change is hitting Sierra Leone very hard. Recent tragic disasters, caused by heavy rains in the capital Freetown – especially last year’s deadly mudslide in Regent, which took the lives of over a thousand people, leaving thousands homeless is more than a wakeup [Read More]

Economy & Business

Communities in Sierra Leone put climate change at the heart of learning

Alhassan Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2018: The Global Rise for Climate Day was celebrated in Sierra Leone on 8th September, 2018, with the coming together of seventy-two people from the Waterloo Rural District in attendance, as well as pupils from five schools and representatives of various institutions from [Read More]

Economy & Business

UNDP engages office of diaspora affairs on development financing assessment for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2018: The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Consultant – Tim Strawson, who is currently looking at the development of a national financing framework for Sierra Leone’s National Development Plan,  on Friday 19th October held discussions with the Director of the Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA). [Read More]

Politics

German Ambassador and Gambia High Commissioner present credentials to president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 October 2018: The German Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Horst Gruner, and the new Gambia High Commissioner, Ebraima Manneh, yesterday presented their credentials to president Julius Maada Bio at State House in Freetown. Ambassador Gruner said it was a pleasure handing his credentials to president Bio. He [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Relations holds first public hearing

Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara (Jnr): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 October 2018: Head of the European Union Delegation to Sierra Leone, Ambassador Tom Vens, appeared before Sierra Leone’s Parliamentary Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (PSC-FAIC) on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, following an invitation to update the committee on [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why the World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2018: The World Bank says there’s reason to be optimistic: the globe has reached its “lowest poverty rate in recorded history”. But, writing in theconversation.com this week, Alf Gunvald Nilsen suggests that caution is necessary, and that it’s crucial to move beyond rhetoric when discussing [Read More]