Politics

Fatima Bio takes ‘Hands off our girls’ campaign to the UN

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2019: On Wednesday, 25 September 2019, Mrs. Fatima Bio hosted a “Hands Off Our Girls” campaign event on the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, aimed at raising global awareness on the need to reduce early marriage and rape in Africa. Speaking about [Read More]

Politics

President Bio calls for urgent action on climate change

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2019: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has called on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change by fully implementing the Paris Agreement which he described as the blueprint for action. Addressing world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly during the [Read More]

Politics

ACC charges former registrar of High Court and four others to court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on Monday, 23rd September 2019, filed court indictment against Stephen Yayah Mansaray, who is the former Master and Registrar of the High Court of Sierra Leone; Richie Edwin Asgil – former Principal Accountant in the Judiciary; Adele Faya – former Account Clerk of the Judiciary; and Clarence [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF maintains strong confidence in the government of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2019 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission led by Karen Ongley, concluded its discussions of recent economic developments and progress toward structural reforms with the government of Sierra Leone in Freetown yesterday, 24 September 2019. Speaking about the discussions, Ms. Ongley said: “Today, we concluded [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Appeals Court Judge in court to have her name cleared

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2019: A few weeks ago, a local journalist in Sierra Leone published a damning story about the propriety of a senior Judge in the country, Justice Miatta M. Samba – who is an Appeals Court Judge. In his story, Mahmud Tim Kargbo accused the Judge [Read More]

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President Bio discusses bi-lateral relations with Egypt’s president

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2019: With growing dissent and unrest in Egypt, and the possibility of a major crackdown on the opposition in  Cairo and Suez, the president of Egypt – Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who is this week attending the UN Conference in New York, is looking for every [Read More]

Politics

Parliamentarians attend workshop on Sustainable Development Goals

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2019: The Parliament of Sierra Leone has organized a three-day workshop to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The workshop which commenced yesterday, 23rd September, is co-supported by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UNICEF, and is taking place in Bo. Over 50 members of Parliament drawn [Read More]

Economy & Business

West African solar energy company Daystar Power installs 100th solar power system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2019: With the implementation of the solar energy system at a branch of Unity Bank in Bauchi, Nigeria, Daystar Power says it has successfully installed its 100th solar power system since the company’s foundation in 2017. This corresponds to a growth of 733 percent in [Read More]

Politics

ACC takes disgraced school teachers and principal to court for exams malpractice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), last Thursday, 19th September 2019, filed corruption charges against Mannah Lahai, principal of Fatibu Technical Junior and Secondary School and supervisor for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mohamed Kamara, a teacher, and Edward Lamboi, a Facilitator for WAEC. A few weeks ago there was [Read More]