Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s former parliamentarian Habib Munda embarks on largescale farming

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September 2019: Last year, reading his State opening of parliament address, president Julius Maada Bio called on politicians and public servants in the country to take up farming, alongside their official public duty so as to help address food shortage facing the nation and boost export. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mo Ibrahim Foundation to launch first ‘African Governance Report’ in 2019

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announce the launch of the first comprehensive African Governance Report, which will be published online on 15 October 2019. Based on IIAG data, the report will focus on: Governance and Africa’s implementation of the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the [Read More]

Obituary

Sierra Leone’s former clerk of parliament – Ibrahim Sesay passed on

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: The Speaker of Sierra Leone’s Parliament – Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu, yesterday Friday, 20th September 2019, announced in Parliament the sudden death of the former Clerk of Parliament – Ibrahim Sesay, who passed away on Thursday, 19th September 2019, in Freetown. Members of Parliament [Read More]

Politics

Ugandan Human Rights Attorney rebuffs police summons for questioning

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: Human Rights and Uganda Journalists Association attorney – Eron Kizza, was a no show Wednesday at Kibuli Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) where he was ordered for an interview and to record a statement on an unspecified crime. Kiiza rather chose to [Read More]

Politics

President Bio attends 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: President Julius Maada Bio departed Freetown yesterday for New York, where he is attending the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The first day of the high level General Debate of the 74th Session will start on Tuesday, 24th September 2019, [Read More]

Politics

Court decision should not cloud Brexit validity – OP-ed

Federation of International Employers: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: When the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced that he was going to give the UK people a chance to vote in a referendum, it was clearly on the basis of his negotiations with the EU about several special concessions [Read More]

Politics

Why is Africa Poor? Op-ed

Federation of International Employers: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Most African countries have vast mineral resources, a rapidly growing population that is increasingly well-educated, and have been the recipients of a huge amount of development aid. Why then do most of them continue to be amongst the most poverty-stricken [Read More]

Politics

What the newspapers say in Sierra Leone today?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Newspapers in Sierra Leone today, offer a broad coverage of some of the economic, political and social issues facing the country. Stories covered, range from the suspension of Sierra Leone by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for non-payment of subscription; questioning of the government about [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone iron ore mining company gives notice to employees

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: After weeks of uncertainty, following the Sierra Leone government’s decision to ban the exporting of iron ore by Sierra Leone Mining Ltd., the company says that despite an international court order for the government to lift its ban, the ministry of mines is unmoved. [Read More]