Education and Health

Development starts with healthy people – says UNDP Sierra Leone 

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: Country Director UNDP Sierra Leone, Samuel Doe, has urged rural communities in the small West African country to stay healthy by accessing and helping in maintaining health facilities in their localities. “Like all developing countries, Sierra Leone is faced [Read More]


Corruption undermines democratic institutions and stability – president Bio warns

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: Yesterday, 9th December 2018, was commemorated around the world as international anti-corruption day, and president Bio took the opportunity to address the people of Sierra Leone about the disastrous consequences of rampant corruption in the country. This is what he said: Fellow citizens, in [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio woos foreign investors in Egypt

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: Last Saturday, 8 December 2018, president Julius Maada Bio attended a high level meeting in the Haqyatt Resort, Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt where he held discussions with the directors of the Egyptian energy producing company – El Sewedy Electrometer, about possible investment in [Read More]


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]


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]


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]


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]