Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission cracks down on judiciary

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis Ben Kaifala has vowed to go wherever evidence of corruption and bribery leads, in an effort to win the fight against corruption which has been declared by president Julius Maada Bio. Yesterday, the ACC conducted an unannounced investigation [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves $40 Million to support policy reforms and inclusive growth in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2019: The World Bank today approved a $40 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support key policy reforms to promote sustainable and inclusive growth and build economic resilience in Sierra Leone. According to a statement published today by the Bank, the Second Productivity and [Read More]

Politics

President Bio meets West African Examination Council delegation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2019: A high-level delegation from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) held a meeting at State House today, Wednesday 20 March 2019, with president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone to discuss the Council’s 67th Annual Meeting taking place in Freetown this week. Chairman of [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio announces Sierra Leone’s first strategic plan for the nursing profession

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2019: Yesterday, Tuesday 19 March 2019, president Julius Maada Bio formally recognised the sacrifices and hard work of nurses and midwives in Sierra Leone, as he announced the country’s first Strategic Plan for developing the nursing and midwifery profession. Speaking about the dedication and commitment [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s First Lady Fatima Bio is honorary fellow of the West African College of Nursing

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2019: Mrs Fatima Maada Bio has been awarded Honorary Fellow of the West African College of Nursing, at the opening ceremony of the 15th Biennial General Meeting, 24th Scientific Session and the 39th Council Meeting of the West African College of Nursing, held at the [Read More]

Education and Health

Women suffering from fistulas in Sierra Leone need more support

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019: Sierra Leone Telegraph’s editor Abdul Rashid Thomas and the medical editor Dr Fawzia Hardy speak with Ivy Kalama who is a Non-Clinical Director of Freedom From Fistula, Africa, about the work of the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown in coping with the rape crisis [Read More]

Politics

How has Sierra Leone’s judiciary fared in the last ten years?

Dr Sama Banya (Puawui): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019: The honourable Samuel Beccles Davies was the Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone in May 1997, when the misguided Corporal Gborie and his friends overthrew the democratically elected President of Sierra Leone and installed Major Johnny Paul Koroma [Read More]

Economy & Business

Socfin Sierra Leone honours annual land lease payment to local land owners

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019: Last Friday, 15th March 2019, Socfin Agricultural Company in Sierra Leone, paid the sum total of three hundred and fifty-two million, three hundred and eighty-eight thousand Leones (Le 352,388,000) as payment for land it has leased from local land owners of Zone ‘A’ in [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s free quality education is failing the most vulnerable children

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 March 2019: Sierra Leone President – Julius Maada Bio’s declaration of free, quality education for primary and secondary school children, has been applauded by many at home and abroad as a major step forward in helping to transform the degenerating education system in the [Read More]