Politics

Sierra Leone High Commissioner UK meets UK Commonwealth Envoy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner Tamba Lamina and the Deputy High Commissioner Agnes Dugba Macauley, met this week with the UK Commonwealth Envoy, Mr Phillip Parham, at the Sierra Leone High Commission offices in London. The three diplomats engaged in fruitful discussions, covering a wide [Read More]

Politics

President Bio unwraps surprise Christmas gifts for journalists

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2018: This year’s Christmas is one that will be remembered for a very long time by journalists in Sierra Leone, should the promises made by president Julius Maada Bio come true. Addressing over 120 foreign and local journalists, editors and media owners at the inaugural [Read More]

Education and Health

Report of school exam malpractice is false – says WAEC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2018: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has been informed that a recent story widely published in the media, including the Sierra Leone Telegraph about alleged schools exams malpractice, is untrue. This is the statement released today by the West African Examination Council (WAEC):

Education and Health

40% reduction in stunting in African children aged under five by 2025

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2018: Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan, which aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses $25 billion per [Read More]

Politics

We can’t develop human capital without improved health – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Annual Review Conference, jointly organised by the Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, was held at the Bintumani Hotel in Aberdeen, Freetown, last Monday. The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme is [Read More]

Politics

President Bio speaks about his commitment to human capital development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2018: Last Sunday, 2nd December 2018, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone joined other world leaders in asserting their commitment to investing in human capital development. Speaking at the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, president Bio reassured of his government’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

No increase in Sierra Leone visa fees for UK travellers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2018: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has been reliably informed that a story published two days ago suggesting that the government of Sierra Leone has increased visa fees for travellers from the UK visiting Sierra Leone is misleading. The story believed to have been published by [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa poised to create the largest free-trade area in the world

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2018: A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying the accord, but policy makers say there is enough time and practical solutions to move the process [Read More]

Politics

ACC indicts former deputy minister of works for corruption offences

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday, 3rd December 2018, indicted Mr. Abdulai Barrie, a former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure in the Koroma led APC government for various corruption offences. Mr. Abdulai Barrie was indicted on five counts [Read More]