Economy & Business

Economic empowerment of women is good for all – countries make progress lifting endemic obstacles

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 April 2019: Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance, she tells Africa Renewal with a smile and a wink. Ms. Haidara, currently the Special Adviser to Mali’s Minister of [Read More]

Education and Health

Stakeholders discuss Sierra Leone’s health sector challenges

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019: ICAP in collaboration with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation, has officially launched the 2017 Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) Report, which was followed by a two-day workshop on health data use for decision making. The event was held at the Bintumani [Read More]


Human Rights Commission reminds government of Sierra Leone of its obligations

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019: The newly appointed Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) held their first press conference yesterday at their Tower Hill  office in Freetown, where they reminded the government of  its obligation – to respect, protect, and guarantee human rights in the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s chairman of NRA elected vice chair of China’s BRITACOM

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2019: The chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) – Ms. Tuma Adama Jabbi has today been unanimously elected as vice chairman of the highest council of China’s Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACOM), at a conference in Wuzhen, China. The [Read More]


Government departments failing to comply with Right to Access Information laws

Sinneh Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2019: Sierra Leone government chief minister – Professor David Francis, has called on six defaulting government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to submit their Proactive Disclosure Publication Schemes to the Right to Access Information Commission (RAIC) by 30th May 2019, after failing to [Read More]


Sierra Leone minister of labor Adekunle King speaks about the ILO

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2019: The International Labor Organization (ILO) was founded in 1919. It brings together governments, employers and workers with a mission to defend workers’ rights, encourage decent job opportunities and advocate for social justice. Last Wednesday, representatives of the 187 ILO member states gathered [Read More]