Education and Health

How I set up Liberia’s first school for autistic children – debunking cultural myths about autism

Agnes Fallah Kamara: 9 October 2019: I must admit that I did not know anything about autism until 2014 when, on a visit to South Africa, a friend told me that her son has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I quickly googled the term. Thereafter, I felt a lot of sympathy [Read More]

Economy & Business

Global uncertainty continues to slow growth in African economies

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2019: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remained slow through 2019, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of domestic reforms, according to the 20th edition of Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly economic update for the region. Overall growth in Sub-Saharan [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio lays foundation stone for construction of baking equipment factory in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2019: Today, Tuesday, 8 October 2019, president Julius Maada Bio laid the foundation stone for the start of construction of the SONOCO Plant for the manufacturing of baking equipment in Wellington, east of Freetown. When completed, the complex will also include a skills training centre [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s vice president Jalloh urges ECOWAS Bank to invest in shared regional infrastructures

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s vice president Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, yesterday urged the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development to prioritise their investment in shared regional infrastructure, so as to accelerate economic development in West Africa. Delivering his keynote address at the 17th Session of the [Read More]

Education and Health

Young people in Sierra Leone warned about the harmful effects of alcohol

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2019: The Executive Director of Health Network Sierra Leone, Robert Kondema Kargbo, has called on young people in Sierra Leone to distance themselves from taking alcohol which he warned, would affect their growth. He made this appeal last week at the commemoration of the World [Read More]

Economy & Business

Legal aid as important for economy as hospitals and schools – claims new IBA-World Bank report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2019: A new report from the International Bar Association (IBA) Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee and the World Bank claims that, improving legal aid services is as important for economic growth as providing functioning hospitals, schools and roads. The report, A Tool for Justice: [Read More]

Economy & Business

ECOWAS ministers discuss ICT/Telecoms and Postal sectors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Rahman Swaray, has appealed to colleague ministers of ECOWAS, for Sierra Leone to benefit from projects and programs supported by the ECOWAS Commission that will enhance Sierra Leone’s Digital Transformation Roadmap. The Sierra Leone Digital Transformation [Read More]

Politics

New Sierra Leone High Commissioner to UK bids farewell to President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 October 2019: Last Friday, Sierra Leone’s newly appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Dr Morie Komba Manyeh, was at State House to bid farewell to president Julius Maada Bio, before flying off to London to start his work. He thanked the president [Read More]

Education and Health

Project 1808 to host fifth Science and Leadership Festival in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 October 2019: The founder and chief strategist of Project 1808, Dr. Alhaji U N’jai, has announced that the annual Science and Leadership (SciLead) Festival, slated for January 9-11, 2020, will be held in Kabala, northern Sierra Leone. The theme of next year’s festival is: ‘Ideas to [Read More]