Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Grave concern over state of emergency on rape and sexual violence – a rebuttal

PUAWUI DR SAMA BANYA: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2019: “Why have you stopped writing Doctor? We are missing your column”. This is a question to which I have continued to give the same answer over the last five years, since I announced that I was laying down my pen, [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank supports the Bio led government of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2019: Yesterday, Wednesday 26 February 2019, president Bio’s government received a shot in the arm when the World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, held talks with the president at State House. The senior World Bank official in Africa – Mr Henry [Read More]


Sierra Leone government officials jailed for corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2019: Two senior officials in the Bio led government working in the ministry of information, were yesterday sentenced to three years imprisonment each, after a High court hearing found them guilty of misappropriation of public funds. Both president Bio and the Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio will soon launch first-ever comprehensive National Development Plan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2019: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has for many years advocated and called for a comprehensive National Development Plan, which will stand the test of time and survive changes in political direction, irrespective of which party is in government. Such consistency and continuity will provide the [Read More]


Sierra Leone political leaders sign MOU for Kambia district bye-election

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2019: The leadership of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Party, the National Grand Coalition (NGC), and the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) yesterday signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with elections stakeholders – the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) and  the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone signs food aid agreement with Japan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2019: Sierra Leone’s minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation – Dr. Alie Kabba and Japan’s ambassador to Sierra Leone – Tustonu Himeno, signed Food Aid Programme agreement yesterday, Tuesday, 26th February 2019. Speaking about the agreement, the Japanese Ambassador said the signing of notes [Read More]


Germany’s minister for foreign affairs meets president Bio in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2019: Yesterday, Monday 25 February 2019, Germany’s minister of foreign affairs – Heiko Maas, held talks with president Julius Maada Bio at State House in Freetown. Addressing president Bio, the German Foreign Minister said he is excited about visiting Sierra Leone for the first time, [Read More]


There is no state of public emergency in Sierra Leone – says opposition APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2019: Parliamentarians in Sierra Leone return to parliament today, after last week’s controversial and unprecedented decision  by the Speaker of the House – Dr Abbas Bundu, to grant parliamentary assent to the president’s proposal to declare a state of public emergency on rape, without seeking [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone is poised to become a number one tourist destination

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 February 2019: On Wednesday 27th February, Sierra Leone will welcome Dr. Jane Goodall (DBE, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace), the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, who will arrive in the country from the USA on a three-day visit, as the West African nation positions itself [Read More]