Politics

Sierra Leone Association of Journalists calls on police and politicians to respect media freedom

Mohamed Asmieu Bah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) is pleased to officially inform its membership and the general public that the journalist who was detained on Monday, 11th November 2019, by the Sierra Leone Police has been released on bail through the [Read More]

Politics

May God Almighty forgive the chief minister – Op-ed

Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: Professor David J. Francis – the Chief Minister of the Republic of Sierra Leone, has spoken on the universally recognised Human Rights to privacy and good reputation. He was specifically referencing his rights to protection of any data concerning his [Read More]

Politics

ACC enquires into allegations of corruption against chief minister

ACC Media Unit: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: In light of recent allegations of corruption against the Chief Minister, Professor David John Francis, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has accordingly taken appropriate action. Professor Francis himself contacted the Commission following a text [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone chief minister corruption allegation – Sallieu Tejan Jalloh speaks about his arrest

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: Much has been said about the arrest and detention of the managing editor of the Times SL – Mr Sallieu Tejan Jalloh, who was released from CID yesterday in Freetown. The government’s chief minister – professor David Francis, who is alleged to have received [Read More]

Politics

African communities vow to appeal dismissal of Liberian DED lawsuit against Trump

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2019: African Communities Together (ACT) and its attorneys, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law have vehemently vowed to appeal a Boston federal district court dismissal of their Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) lawsuit against President Trump, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone journalist detained over alleged £1.5 million bribery scandal is released

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2019: Police in Freetown have this evening released Sallieu Tejan Jalloh – the managing editor of the Times Sierra Leone newspaper, who was yesterday evening arrested by armed police officers and locked up in detention at the CID in Freetown. Sallieu was arrested after sending [Read More]

Politics

APC may face legal challenge ahead of January 2020 national convention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2019: ​Sierra Leone’s main opposition All Peoples Congress(APC) party has informed its members that the party will be holding its National Delegates Conference (convention) in Port Loko, on the 10th to 12th January 2020. This announcement was made in a Public Notice dated Sunday, November [Read More]

Economy & Business

Three public officials convicted of corruption in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2019: The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided by Justice Bintu Alhadi, today convicted three public officials on corruption charges. Adele Faya, former – an account clerk of the judiciary of Sierra Leone, Isatu Ulaikatu Kiamp Kamara and Abubakarr Bangura – both former revenue officers [Read More]