Politics

Tale of two bridges – a recipe for national cohesion in Sierra Leone

Rev. G. Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 July 2019: At the entrance to the Juba Community from Lumley in Freetown, there are two bridges that connect the Western Urban and Western Rural Districts.  These are the Sengbeh Pieh Memorial Bridge and the Wallace-Johnson Bridge, with the former leading to the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Child labour on the increase in Sierra Leone – weak and unimplemented laws

Emmanuel A.M. Sam: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 July 2019: Sierra Leone and its people have gone through tough phases and rough paths in recent history. Sierra Leone is emerging from a decade long brutal civil conflict and the relics of the war are still glaring in every part of the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s corruption commission of inquiry Judge’s home burgled

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2019: The home of one of the Judges chairing the three commissions of inquiry into alleged corruption and abuse of office by ministers and senior officials of the former APC government – Justice Biobele Georgewill, was broken into last night, by unidentified persons. According to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone economy facing tough challenges – Bio restricts use of foreign currency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2019 In June 2016, president Koroma of Sierra Leone sent out a text message to every citizen, demanding that they refrain from using foreign currencies, as the economy slipped into deep crisis which later prompted the IMF and World Bank to pull out of Sierra [Read More]

Politics

APC deputy chairman questioned by police for corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2019: The deputy chairman of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the All People’s Congress (APC) – Dr. Minkailu Mansaray, who is also the former minister of mines, has been informed by the police that he has until today, Friday 19 July 2019, to appear [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio holidaying in luxurious Kenyan safari resort

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2019: The ‘earth shattering’ mystery surrounding president Bio’s disappearance has now been unravelled, despite efforts by State House to keep his whereabouts unnecessarily and unprofessionally secret. The Kenyan government yesterday reported that president Bio is in the country, where he is enjoying a luxurious safari [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africans denied entry to the UK far more than others

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 July 2019: With the UK set to leave Europe very soon, there have been several high level overtures from the British establishment, including  recent visit to South Africa by Prime Minister Theresa May, as well the visit to Ghana and Nigeria by His Royal Highness Prince [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone makes strong case for implementation of SDGs at the UN

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2019: Sierra Leone has joined several other nations to present a 2nd Voluntary National Review Report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at the on-going High-Level Political Forum 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly. Speaking on behalf of stakeholders in government, [Read More]