Economy & Business

ADB approves €235.763 million loan for construction of Dam in Kenya

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2018: The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved two loans worth €235.763 million for the completion of construction work on Thwake dam on Thwake River in southern Kenya. This is a strategic water supply project for the large semi-arid area of Makueni County [Read More]

Economy & Business

Minister orders termination of contracts with US based Oil Service Company

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2018: At the South Sudan Oil and Power Conference in Juba, the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea announced the decision to mandate all petroleum operators, including but not limited to Noble Energy, Exxon Mobil, Kosmos Energy, Trident, Marathon Oil Corporation and other [Read More]

Economy & Business

Yumkella calls for urgent fiscal discipline and structural reforms in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2018: Speaking in parliament yesterday during the debate on the 2019 Sierra Leone Government Budget, the member of parliament for Kambia – Dr Kandeh Yumkella, delivered what has been described as the most incisive and thought provoking response to the SLPP government’s proposed budget for [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone parliament concludes government budget debate

Sierra Leone Telegraph : 20 November 2018 : Yesterday Monday, 19th November 2018, Sierra Leone’s elected representatives concluded their debate of the government’s 2019 budget contained in the proposed 2019 Appropriation Bill, which if approved will become an Act of Parliament that will give powers to the SLPP government to [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone introduces biometric registration for prisoners

Sierra Leone Telegraph : 20 November 2018: Fix Solution (SL) Ltd. in conjunction with the Sierra Leone Correctional Service has introduced a biometric registration system for convicted law offenders at the Pademba road male correctional centre and the female correctional centre in Brookfields, Freetown. Speaking about the rationale behind the [Read More]

Politics

Upsurge in attacks on journalists in Africa – says Africa media watchdog

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2018: Journalists and the media in several African countries are facing increasing state hostility and persecution, according to the Africa Media initiative (AMI). Writing in a statement published today, the AMI is calling for immediate action to halt this worrying tend, which, if allowed to [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s parliamentary majority leader – Chernor Bah speaks out

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2018: Born in 1972, Chernor Maju Bah also popularly known as Chericoco is a Member of Parliament representing constituency 126 in the country’s capital, Freetown. He was, from 2012 to 2017, the country’s deputy speaker of parliament. Bah rose to political stardom [Read More]

Politics

Government of Sierra  Leone faces court action for alleged violation of human rights

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2018: The government of Sierra Leone is being sued at the Country’s Supreme Court for allegations of serious violations of fundamental human rights, said to have been committed by Nigerian troops in 1998-2000 against innocent Sierra Leoneans, during the country’s civil war. [Read More]