Politics

Pastor Joshua fires back over controversial testimony of Sierra Leone government official

Ihechukwu Njoku: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2019: After news was widely circulated that a Sierra Leonean government official was ‘sacked’ following her testimony at T.B. Joshua’s church in Nigeria, the Nigerian cleric has responded by releasing a video of the lady’s controversial testimony. International media outlets such as CNN [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone government school buses will be allocated fairly – says transport minister

A.B Sheriff: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2019: In support of Sierra Leone’s Free Quality Education Programme which is a flagship of the Bio led government, the ministry of transport and aviation this week announced that the fifty school buses bought by the government from China, will be fairly allocated [Read More]

Politics

23 opposition APC members and supporters granted bail by High Court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 August 2019: Twenty-three members and supporters of Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC who were arrested in Freetown for various offences, ranging from riotous and violent conduct to destruction of property, were today granted bail after their case was committed to the High Court. Bail conditions for [Read More]

Obituary

Tribute to Almamy Momoh Bangura – conservationist, entrepreneur and community developer

Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 August 2019: Tuesday 27 August marked the 40th anniversary of the death of our father, Almamy Momoh Bangura. He died on 27 August 1979, two weeks before I took up a one year lectureship appointment at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. I had just [Read More]

Breaking News

Former chief of staff in the Koroma government – Richard Konteh detained by ACC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2019: Sources close to Dr. Richard Konteh, who was the former minister of trade and economic development in the Ernest Bai Koroma led APC government, have confirmed to the Sierra Leone Telegraph that Dr. Richard Konteh has this evening been detained by the Anti-Corruption Commission [Read More]

Politics

Africans must not miss out on fourth industrial revolution – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2019: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has called for “the right investment” to help prepare Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). He was speaking at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held in Yokohama, Japan yesterday, Wednesday 28 August [Read More]

Economy & Business

Japan promises investments for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2019: The vice president of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Koshikawa Kazuhiko, yesterday, pledged investment support for the government of Sierra Leone, at a meeting held with president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone. President Bio is attending the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African [Read More]

Education and Health

Anti-Corruption Commission warns schools against extortion of money from parents

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commissioner – Francis Ban Kaifala, has today warned schools in the country to desist from extorting money from parents, through various means, as well as receiving bribes. “The Commission wishes to remind teachers and school authorities that receiving an advantage, whether [Read More]

Politics

Amnesty International accuses Sierra Leone government of human rights abuse

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2019: The Executive Director of Amnesty International (Sierra Leone), Solomon Sogbandi, has said in Freetown that the continued detention of opposition politicians – Karamoh Kabbah and 22 others is a violation of their human rights. All 23 were arrested a couple of months ago, and [Read More]