Economy & Business

Sierra Leone resumes iron ore export after painfully long break

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2019: The government of Sierra Leone can once again begin to breathe a sigh of relief, following the announcement by SL Mining Limited – a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerald Group, that its first shipment of iron ore concentrate – branded ‘Marampa Blue’ to China, [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s parliament revokes state of emergency on rape

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2019: Yesterday, Sierra Leone’s parliamentarians decided to revoke a controversial State of Emergency Decree that was promulgated  by President Bio on 19th February 2019, which was subsequently ratified by Parliament on Friday 22nd February 2019. Since the passing of the State of Emergency Law in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone seeks $2 Billion funding for Lungi airport bridge to Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 June 2019: “We believe infrastructural investments should not burden the country with huge debt. They should be financed in a way that the public and future generations are not liable for that debt………So we are not going to build a bridge or an airport for which [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone president Bio receives more recovered stolen public funds from the ACC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 June 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), yesterday presented a cheque for 7.5 billion Leones to President Dr Julius Maada Bio at a ceremony in State House, Freetown. This Le 7.5 billion is part of a whopping 16 Billion Leones of stolen cash, so far recovered [Read More]

Politics

Africa Rising – meritocracy or mediocrity – Lessons from History

Amadu Yaya Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 June 2019: Political leadership in Africa is at a crossroads. The body politick in each of the various African states is today faced with the daunting question as to whether and how to pursue dignity or prosperity for its citizens. The theory of [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone launches digital tool to help improve local access to justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2019: Sierra Leone government Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation (DSTI) has developed a national e-Justice tool that uses a Geographic Information System (GIS) that digitizes local courts and cases in Sierra Leone. The E-Justice tool is making use  of technology to improve transparency and [Read More]

Politics

One man’s opportunism is another man’s statesmanship

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2019: As I sat in my brother’s apartment in Philadelphia, grudgingly watching the launching of the Ahmad Tejan Foundation for Peace and Democracy, I could not help but recognize the depth and double edged ironies that were embedded in the whole ceremony. On [Read More]

Education and Health

Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo – Sierra Leone must be on alert

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2019: Not in any way trying to raise alarm bells in Sierra Leone, and have people all hyped up. Nevertheless, if our collective memory regarding the most contagious and dreadful Ebola serves us right, Sierra Leoneans should be in a contemplative mode. Not [Read More]

Politics

Ex-Liberian president Sirleaf in talks with former President of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 June 2019: Liberia’s former president – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone today, where she is holding talks with the former president of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in Sierra Leone this weekend to attend tomorrow Sunday’s launching [Read More]