Economy & Business

Sierra Leone gears up for Africa’s first blockchain citizens digital identity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2019: On Wednesday, 21 August 2019, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone unveiled Sierra Leone’s National Digital Identity Platform, making it the first such Blockchain national identification system in Africa. At the Seventy-third Session of the UN General Assembly last year in New York, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown City Council to build 5,000 homes amid debate about devolution of power

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2019: Freetown City Council is planning to build 5000 low-cost houses to meet the needs of displaced and low-income citizens of the city. Speaking last week, Freetown’s Mayor – Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, said: “The affordable housing is particularly aimed at easing the plight of the city’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

EU provides funding for victims of flooding in Freetown – but more needed

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2019: The European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, has announced that in response to the floods in Freetown earlier this month, the European Union is providing €80,000 in humanitarian funding to assist those most affected. This EU funding will support [Read More]

Obituary

SLPP female veteran Hadja Daramy dies in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2019: The death is reported of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, the wife of the late Honourable Dr Sheikh Batu Daramy, who was the first Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone and a Member of Parliament representing the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP). She passed away in [Read More]

Politics

A legacy of youth empowerment in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2019: It is not often that a 33-year-old is made a minister in Africa. Mohammed Orman Bangura is gaining popularity in Sierra Leone for substantive work and for his style. Reporting for Africa Renewal, Osman Benk Sankoh says that the youth affairs minister, is determined [Read More]

Politics

APC condemns the “unjust and indiscriminate” arrest of its members

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) Party is today condemning the arrest and incarceration of its members and supporters by the police. Writing in a public statement published yesterday, the party’s National Secretary General – Alhaji Dr Osman Foday Yansaneh refers to [Read More]

Education and Health

Floods and mudslides in Sierra Leone – How did we get to this and who is to blame?

Cyril Barnes: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2019: Let me start by expressing my deepest condolence to families who have lost their loved ones in torrential rainfall since 2016. May their souls rest in eternal peace. The world has been such a beautiful place since creation. What has gone worng? [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF representative in Sierra Leone says goodbye to the country

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 August 2019: The outgoing Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Sierra Leone – Dr Iyabo Masha, was in State House in Freetown yesterday, Monday 19 August 2019, to say goodbye to president Julius Maada Bio, marking the end of her tenure in Sierra [Read More]