Politics

USDA and CRS launch free school feeding program in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2018: Yesterday, Wednesday 28 November 2018, the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone Maria E. Brewer delivered the opening statement at the launch of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education School Lunch Project in the Town Field in Kabala, northern Sierra Leone. President Julius Maada Bio [Read More]

Politics

British and Sierra Leonean soldiers in joint jungle warfare training

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2018: Yesterday, president Julius Maada Bio went along to see British and Sierra Leonean troops training together at the Guma Jungle Training Ground near Freetown, where according to State House report, he was briefed by the commanding officers. The joint forces training involves the British [Read More]

Politics

Anti-Corruption Czar – Kaifala Speaking at Africa governance conference

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2018: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis Ben Kaifala, has arrived in Botswana to address the African Union’s conference on ‘Governance in Africa’. He will speak on the theme: “Winning the fight against Corruption: A sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”. The two-day high-level dialogue starts today [Read More]

Politics

David Sengeh among world’s 100 most influential young people in government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2018: Apolitical – a global policy platform, has today announced its inaugural list of 100 Future Leaders: ‘The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government for 2018’, and Dr David Sengeh – Sierra Leone’s Chief Innovation Officer is not only on the list, but is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Government seeks quick and amicable end to Sierra Rutile industrial dispute

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2018: After months of industrial action and upheaval at the Sierra Rutile mines in southern Sierra Leone, which started under the government of president Ernest Bai Koroma, president Julius Maada Bio and senior government ministers have moved one step closer to finding a negotiated settlement [Read More]

Politics

Mo Ibrahim Foundation statement on worsening situation in Cameroon

Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2918: For the past two years, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has continued to monitor and follow the governance challenges being faced by the Government of Cameroon. This renewed focus was due to the November 2016 peaceful strike of lawyers, teachers and other [Read More]

Education and Health

$25 million USA government support for Sierra Leone school feeding programme

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2018: Sierra Leone’s free quality education programme received a big boost today, when a high-level delegation from the United States’ based international humanitarian agency – the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) led by its Vice President – Bill Okufe, met president Julius Maada Bio at State [Read More]

Politics

Nigeria’s 2019 election – a two-horse race with uninspiring candidates

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2018: Nigerians go to the polls in February next year to elect a new president. As the country counts down the weeks it’s clear that most Nigerians aren’t that impressed with the two leading presidential aspirants because neither offers the country any real hope. Almost [Read More]

Economy & Business

Akinwumi Adesina spearheads leading agricultural innovation and economic growth of Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2018: President of the African Development Bank – Akinwumi Adesina, is committed to the eradication of poverty, through agricultural innovation and promoting good governance, working in helping to develop Africa’s economy. As an agricultural economist, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has been a leader in agricultural innovation [Read More]