Politics

Open letter to the chairman and leader of the APC party – Ernest Bai Koroma

The NRM Group: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2019: Dear Chairman and Leader, over the past few months, following the submission of the draft constitution to the APC Secretariat, the party leadership requested suggestions from the membership to  improve on the draft constitution. We had already stated our dissatisfaction about [Read More]

Education and Health

Why are these Nigerians travelling across 13 West African countries in 80 Days?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2019: On the 22nd of September 2019, a group of young Nigerians – the Zikoko team, teamed up with GIGM, Google, Leadway Assurance, Ecobank and Smoov to embark on an expedition of a lifetime. The team is travelling through 13 West African countries in 80 [Read More]

Economy & Business

200 youths trained in entrepreneurship and waste management in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2019: With a 60 percent rate of youth unemployment, Sierra Leone suffers among West Africa’s highest levels of joblessness. One result: youth migrate, often irregularly. To address this, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Sierra Leone, in partnership with the Freetown City Council, organized a 5-day [Read More]

Politics

The role of Chief Minister in Sierra Leone comes under further scrutiny

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2019: The British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone – Mr. Simon Mustard and the Head of DfID Serra Leone – Ms  Kobi Bentley, on Monday, 14th October, held talks with Sierra Leone’s Government Chief Minister – Professor David Francis at Statehouse in Freetown, where they [Read More]

Politics

President Bio opens new King Harman Maternity and Children Hospital in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2019: President Julius Maada Bio, yesterday opened the new King Harman Maternity and Children Hospital at Brookfields, which will largely cater for residents in the west of Freetown to ease pressure on the Cottage Hospital at Fourahbay Road in the east of the capital. The [Read More]

Politics

APC must go to convention earlier – says former President Koroma

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2019: The outcome of the 2018 presidential polls shocked the All People’s Congress (APC), punctured the nerve and fibre of the Party, causing dissonance and disorientation among its rank and file. The vast majority of its membership and supporters are therefore demanding [Read More]

Economy & Business

A bright future for downstream petroleum in Sierra Leone

Lansana Fofanah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2019: The appointment of Dr. Brima Baluwa Koroma by President Julius Maada Bio to head the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA) – an institution that accounts for 15% of the country’s domestic revenue, has brought transformation to the Agency. With a population of 7 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth sounds alarm to waken world from sleep-walking into another debt crisis – Op ed

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2019: Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s, and history suggests we [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government reviews decentralisation of governance and public services

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2019: The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has this morning announced that, President Julius Maada Bio will today be launching his government’s review of the Local Government Act (LGA 2004) and the Decentralization Policy (2010). The review will be conducted by the newly [Read More]