Politics

Judges of Sierra Leone’s Commissions of Inquiry into corruption take oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2019: The three learned judges that will chair Sierra Leone’s Commissions of Inquiry into alleged corruption, abuse of office and misdemeanours by ministers and senior public officials in the former APC government led by president Ernest Bai Koroma – dubbed the people’s commissions of inquiry, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Socfin speaks out on disturbances at Sahn Malen

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2019: According to latest report by BBC’s Umaru Fofana, Sahn Malen in the Pujenhun district of Sierra Leone where the palm oil producer – Socfin is located, has become a ghost town as local people flee for their lives, after the death of two young [Read More]

Politics

Should Ernest Koroma protect his legacy by resigning from politics?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2019: The long-awaited Commission of Enquiry in Sierra Leone is due to commence tomorrow Tuesday, 29 January 2019, and this is against the backdrop of accusations and counter-accusations that have dogged the whole process since its inception. In spite of the variances in [Read More]

Politics

Zimbabwe – a leopard never changes its spots

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2019: The gunshots started raining down the streets of Harare on 14th November 2017, and by the 21st, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the then former Vice President and former trench mate of Robert Mugabe made his first intervention by calling on his former boss to [Read More]

Politics

The claim that democracy fares better in the West than in Africa is a fallacy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2019: The argument isn’t whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It’s simply that the idea of “real” and “not yet real” democracies expresses a colonial mentality – not reality, writes Steven Friedman in theconversation.com. This is Steven Friedman’s analysis: One day, [Read More]

Economy & Business

How global warming is adding to the health risks of poor people

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2019: The number of people dying due to climate-led changes in the environment are increasing and the poorest populations remain the hardest hit. Writing in theconversation.com, Lenore Manderson warns: “Developed economies are able to reduce environmental health risks through improved infrastructure, legal interventions and education. But the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Netherlands educational psychologist lectures on Sustainable Development Goals in Freetown

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2019: Professor Pieter Bon, an educational psychologist and Chairman of the Academy for Sustainable Development in the Netherlands, last week delivered a series of public lectures on Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGS) at five tertiary educational institutions in Freetown. The public lecture series [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bumbuna Hydroelectricity Dam phase two development receives $3.5 million boost

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2019: Joule Africa Limited, the company responsible for developing Sierra Leone’s Bumbuna hydroelectricity phase two development has received $3.5 million from the European Union’s Electrification Financing Initiative (Electrifi), towards the cost of carrying out work that could see a massive increase in power output from [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Commission of Inquiry to start sitting next Tuesday

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2019: The long-awaited Commission of Inquiry into the governance activities of the former government led by president Koroma is finally here. Dubbed the people’s commission, the judge led commission will be opened at the Special Court Buildings in Freetown, on Tuesday 29th January 2019. The [Read More]