Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Rwanda was not a school picnic – lessons for Sierra Leone’s media

Puawui – Dr. Sama Banya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2019: I spend a lot of my leisure these days on Social Media, especially on  WhatsApp, where many of the posts are biased political innuendos depending on which party the subscriber supports. Other posts could quite frankly be described as [Read More]


China to supply $7million military hardware to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2019: Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to China, Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina and Major General Ci Guowei, Chief of the International Military Cooperation Department of the Ministry of the National Defence of the People’s Republic of China, last Thursday signed an Agreement between Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Defence [Read More]

Election Watch

Namibia election was largely peaceful and orderly – says Commonwealth Observer Group

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2019: Election in Namibia which took place on 27 November 2019, was carried out in a largely peaceful and orderly manner, according to an interim statement issued by the Commonwealth observers who were deployed to the country. The group noted that the 2019 Presidential and [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s parliament and accountability

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2019: Honourable Ibrahim Tawa Conteh is fast living up to his “Tawa” name, taking up issues that may be anathema to most of his colleagues. It would seem that more lately, he has been on a personal “Jihad” against what he considers poor [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank urban transport improvement project will ease Freetown’s Congestion – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2019: Yesterday, president Dr Julius Maada Bio launched the $50 million World Bank funded Sierra Leone Integrated Resilient Urban Mobility Project, at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown, where he spoke about the huge financial, environmental and health costs of congestion in Freetown. “There is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone launches $50 million World Bank funded urban transport improvement project

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2019: The government of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the World Bank, today launched the Integrated and Resilient Urban Mobility Project, supported by a US$50 million grant to improve access and quality of public transport, address climate resilience and road safety in selected areas in [Read More]


Joint declaration of the tripartite peace mission to Cameroon

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2019: Following the conclusion today of the three-day visit of the joint peace mission to Cameroon, led by Baroness Patricia Scotland – Secretary General of the Commonwealth; the Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission – Moussa Faki Mahamat; and the Secretary-General of the Organisation [Read More]

Education and Health

Commonwealth teams up with ‘NO MORE’ initiative to reduce violence against women and girls

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2019: The Commonwealth has announced a new partnership designed to reduce domestic violence in member countries. Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Monday, signed a memorandum of understanding with the NO MORE Foundation which is a global movement of 1,400 allied organisations and 40 international chapters working [Read More]


Sierra Leone parliament to discuss repeal of seditious libel laws next month

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2019: Sierra Leone’s ministry of information and communications yesterday, 27 November 2019, engaged with key local state actors to discuss and map the way forward, to enhance national dialogue about the impact of the proposed repeal of Part 5 of the 1965 Public Order Act, [Read More]