Politics

President Bio receives National Assets Commission report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2019: The National Assets and Government Property Commission was at State House yesterday, where its Chairman – Abu Hindolo Moseray, presented the commission’s Report for 2018 to president Julius Maada Bio. Abu Hindolo Moseray, said the 2018 report covers major activities his Commission has undertaken, [Read More]

Politics

Terrorist attack in Kenya – Sierra Leone embassy staff in Nairobi safe

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2019: Sierra Leone diplomatic mission in Nairobi, which also serves as permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has confirmed that its staff and all [Read More]

Politics

When the ignorance of one voter impairs the security for all

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2019: It is the New Year 2019, and under normal circumstances, it should mark the time for new beginnings. Many people make resolutions that are hardly kept.  Sierra Leone has a new government and hopes for new beginnings, for our nation appears to [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Muslim community supports president Bio’s fight against corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: Yesterday, Tuesday 15 January 2019, the Sierra Leone Muslim Congress and the Forum of Islamic Organisation for Peaceful Coexistence, met with president Julius Maada Bio at State House, where they commended him for his fight against corruption. Secretary-General of the Congress – Professor Babatunde [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s ombudsman pledges to fight maladministration in public life

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The new Ombudsman of Sierra Leone – Leon Jenkins-Johnston, yesterday met with local journalists at a press conference held in his office at Charlotte Street, Freetown, where he briefed the media about his plans for moving the office of Ombudsman forwards. Ombudsman Leon Jenkins-Johnston [Read More]

Politics

Why we need the Sierra Leone independent commission for peace and national cohesion

Teddy Foday-Musa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The Bio-led Government of Sierra Leone has identified the strengthening of national cohesion as one of its top priority areas. In his address on 10 May 2018, at the state opening of parliament president Julius Maada Bio announced the creation of an [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Auditor Report 2017 – previous government failed to learn lessons  

Trevor Jenkins Johnston and Abdul Rashid Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2019: Sierra Leone’s Auditor General has published her report into the country’s public finances and how it was managed by the previous Koroma-led APC government in 2017, before they lost the general and presidential elections in March 2018. [Read More]

Obituary

Former United States ambassador to Sierra Leone has died

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: The death is announced of Ambassador Arthur W. Lewis, former United States of America ambassador to Sierra Leone from 1983 to 1985, when he retired from the US Foreign Service. Arthur Lewis was a career foreign service officer who served in diplomatic missions in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rutile mining special task-force presents report to president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Last Wednesday, 9th January 2019   – A special task-force set up by the Sierra Leone government to investigate industrial unrest at the Sierra Rutile Mining Company, and make recommendations regarding relationship between workers and the company, presented its findings and recommendations to president Julius [Read More]