Politics

Society needs to feel catered for – says Sierra Leone’s vice president Juldeh

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2019: The controversial peace and national cohesion conference – Bintumani Three, staged by president Julius Maada Bio as a precursor to the establishment of a National Peace and Cohesion Commission has ended. Now the hard work begins. Boycotted by the main opposition All People’s Congress [Read More]

Economy & Business

German investors to help Sierra Leone manage its plastic waste

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2019: Sierra Leone’s ambassador to Germany, Dr. M’Baimba Lamin Baryoh together with a team of German investors arrived in Freetown this week to discuss plans to invest millions of dollars in managing the country’s mountains of plastic waste. The German investors said they are interested in recycling [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves $50 million to improve Sierra Leone’s electricity supply

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2019: The World Bank has approved a $50 million International Development Association (IDA) credit for Sierra Leone’s Energy Sector Utility Reform Project (ESURP) to support improvement in the operational performance of the national electricity distribution utility. According to the World Bank statement, this additional financing [Read More]

Politics

President Bio speaks at Sierra Leone’s Bintumani Three peace conference

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2019: Sierra Leone’s national peace and cohesion conference, dubbed by president Bio as Bintumani Three has kicked off this morning to a good start, with speeches by representatives of various facets of society. But it is the president’s keynote statement, marking the opening of the [Read More]

Politics

APC explains why it will not take part in Bintumani 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2019: All roads in Freetown lead to the Bintumani peace conference today, Thursday 23rd May, 2019, where politicians, religious leaders, civil society groups, representatives of the international community, and other stakeholders will take part in discussions about Sierra Leone’s chequered peace building efforts that many [Read More]

Politics

NGC will take part in Bintumani three – but has ideas of its own for nation building

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2019: The National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, led by the former UN executive – Dr Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, who is now an elected member of parliament representing one of the four constituencies in the Kambia district, held a press conference today to discuss the Bintumani [Read More]

Politics

Opposition parties say No to Sierra Leone national peace conference  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2019: A national two-day peace and reconciliation conference scheduled by Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio to commence 23rd May, has been voted down by the country’s main opposition APC party, at a meeting of its national executives, parliamentarians, mayors, chiefs, former ministers and other [Read More]