Politics

There is hope for politics in Africa – president Bio assures Gambians

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2019: President Julius Maada Bio who is on a state visit to The Gambia, yesterday told journalists at a joint press conference held in Banjul by the Sierra Leone president and his host – President Adama Barrow, that he is hopeful of politics in Africa [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone High Commissioner to UK presents credentials to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

Abdulai Braima: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2019: In the resplendent  realm of international diplomatic pomp and pageantry there is hardly another place on this pleasantly revolving planet more infused with glitz and glamour than inside “the court of Saint James” in Buckingham Palace here in London. Today, Wednesday 20th [Read More]

Politics

Commissions of inquiry update – hearing continues into use of government bank as piggy bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2019: The commissions of inquiry resumed sitting yesterday, Tuesday February 19, after the long weekend that was climaxed by a public holiday in observance of Armed Forces Day. Cross examination of witnesses and presentation of evidences characterized the day’s proceedings. In Court 1, State Counsel [Read More]

Economy & Business

NCRC calls for government and bakers to avert bread crisis in Freetown

Edmund Abu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2019: The Native Consortium & Research Center (NCRC) has noted the grave effect of the scarcity of bread to consumers in Freetown. We have observed that bread bakers and their unions are calling for  strike action over the hike in the price of [Read More]

Politics

President Bio arrives in The Gambia to strengthen bilateral relations

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone and his wife Mrs Fatima Bio have today arrived in Banjul for the start of a three day state visit to the Gambia, hosted by the Gambia leader – president Adama Barrow and his wife Mrs Fatoumatta [Read More]

Politics

Former president Koroma’s brother pays US$127,547 to Anti-Corruption Commission

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: The younger brother of former president Ernest Bai Koroma – Thomas Koroma, has entered into an out of court settlement with the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after investigators found that he had misappropriated the sum of $127,547.75 during the reign of his elder [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bread crisis in Freetown – too early for ministers to take eyes off the ball

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: This morning hundreds of thousands of households are without bread across Freetown, as bakeries complain of sudden huge increase in the cost of flour. Some bakers are threatening to go on strike. Most Sierra Leoneans spend more of their meagre household income on bread [Read More]

Politics

President Bio announces more money to improve conditions for armed forces

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 February 2019: Yesterday, 18 February 2019 was Armed Forces Day in Sierra Leone. And the focus of attention as expected, was on the welfare and conditions of service for the thousands of men and women serving in the military. Addressing soldiers yesterday at the Wilberforce Barracks [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown city council installs street bins as it transforms the city

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18th February 2019: As part Freetown City Council’s (FCC’s) Transform Freetown Sanitation Initiatives, 500 fixed street bins are being installed on key streets across the city. The street bin installation process started on 23rd January, the eve of the Transform Freetown Forum and will continue over the [Read More]