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]


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]


Sierra Leone national cohesion – Jonah swallowed the whale?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2019: Our leaders were divided on the eve of independence in 1961. Since then, every change in government has been accompanied by accusations by the new government that it inherited a broken country and economy. President Kabbah accused the NPRC of emptying the [Read More]


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]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s minister of basic education speaks out against pupils’ riotous rampage

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2019: There were ugly violent scenes outside a secondary school in Freetown last week, where pupils ran amok with police officers firing tear gas to control the riotous behavior of the pupils. Dozens of pupils are now in police custody. But there are concerns they [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone law enforcement officers trained to combat people trafficking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2019: Forty-one law enforcement officers in Sierra Leone have received expert training on how to identify, investigate, report and prosecute suspected cases of human trafficking. The 5-day training workshop which took place on 6th to 10th of May 2019, was organized by the IOM – [Read More]


Bintumani-III: Transforming Bio-blunder into Bio-700-carat diamond

Oswald Hanciles: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2019: Bintumani-III (B-3) will debut this week. It’s a fait accompli. To me, the timing of it is another political and public relations blunder by the Bio Administration. It reeks of political capitulation to the majority party in Parliament, the APC – by the SLPP [Read More]

Economy & Business

Wildlife, forest and environmental risk of timber export in Sierra Leone

Dr. Mohamed A. Bereteh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2019: My concern is that timber export from Sierra Leone can be very damaging, if there are no rehabilitation programs under way. The revenue from timber is of less Importance and benefits to the people of Sierra Leone, in dealing with [Read More]


President Bio in Ivory Coast for talks with Ouattara

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 May 2019: Last Friday, 17 May 2019, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone arrived in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on a one-day working visit, where he was greeted at the airport by the Ivorian president – Alassane Ouattara. This followed president Bio’s snap visit last week [Read More]