Politics

I will continue to provide the leadership needed to move Sierra Leone forward – Bio tells security chiefs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 December 2018: Last weekend president Julius Maada held talks with the country’s security chiefs at a dinner hosted by his wife – the First Lady – Mrs Fatima Bio at the Presidential Lodge, Hill Station, West of the capital Freetown, where he called for more and [Read More]

Economy & Business

The untold story of Socfin Agricultural Company in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 December 2018: Sierra Leone is one of the wettest countries in sub-Sahara Africa, with 75% of the land classed as arable land, but only 20% of the land is cultivated, making the country heavily dependent on food import. Rice and palm oil are the two most [Read More]

Economy & Business

ACC hands over Le 7.5 Billion of public funds stolen by officials to president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commissioner – Mr Francis Ben Kaifala, this week handed-in a cheque for over Seven Billion Five Hundred and Seventy-Eight Million Leones to president Julius Maada Bio at State House, after several public officials agreed to settle their corruption cases out of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Former defence minister Palo Conteh grabbed by overwhelming evidence of corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s former minister of defence in the Koroma led APC government – Alfred Palo Conteh and the director general of the ministry – Sana Marah, were yesterday arrested by police and detained, following investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission. They were both refused bail [Read More]

Economy & Business

Another former public official makes out of court agreement to repay stolen funds

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) policy of concentrating on seeking out of court agreement for corrupt officials to repay every single cent they have stolen, seems to be yielding good returns for the country’s taxpayer. In the past eight months, the ACC has recovered [Read More]

Education and Health

Driving home for Christmas – a don’t drink and drive Christmas campaign

Chief Alhaji Thonkla Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2018: Drink driving has become an epidemic on our roads, and it is the biggest threat to public safety at Christmas festive season and accounting for the highest number of fatalities on our roads in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone’s police force [Read More]

Economy & Business

High Commissioner Lamina’s Christmas message to Sierra Leoneans in the UK

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner to the UK  and Ireland – Mr Tamba Lamina, and his wife, are wishing Sierra Leoneans living throughout the UK and Ireland, season’s greetings and a prosperous and happy New Year. This is their message:    “On behalf of myself [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone commission of inquiry – time to disrupt the corrupt?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 December 2018: The long-awaited commission of inquiry in Sierra Leone has been slated to commence in the New Year. There is no doubt that among other policy changes and statements, this has been one of the most eye-catching statements of intent from the embryonic [Read More]

Politics

Is Sierra Leone really divided?

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 December 2018: From Jaiama Sewafe in Kono District to Freetown in the Western Area, the Presidential elections have long seemed like a battle of contests in optimism; the candidate with the most upbeat message usually wins. Sierra Leone is going through one of [Read More]