Politics

Sierra Leone government chief minister Francis in an alleged $1.5 million corruption scandal

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2019: Sallieu Tejan Jalloh – the managing editor of one of Sierra Leone’s newspapers – Times Sierra Leone, was yesterday evening arrested by armed police officers and locked up in detention at the CID in Freetown, after publishing a statement promising to reveal evidence of [Read More]

Education and Health

In Sierra Leone over half a million women and girls are using modern methods of contraception

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 November 2019: A ground-breaking report on family planning in the world’s 69 lowest-income countries has been published today, showing that more women and girls have access to family planning than ever before. It reveals that 314 million women and girls are now using modern contraception, with [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government programmes do not reach our constituents – say NGC MPs

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2019: Dr Kandeh Yumkella MP for Constituency 062, and Abdul Titus Kamara MP for Constituency 061, visited island outposts in Kambia, northern Sierra Leone following the parliamentary sitting at which the government presented the 2020 Budget and ensuing bi-lateral discussions. The NGC parliamentarians [Read More]

Economy & Business

Cost of flying to sierra Leone is to fall by as much as fifteen percent

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2019: The cost of flying to sierra Leone is expected to fall by as much as fifteen percent early next year, if the country’s parliamentarians approve the government’s 2020 Budget statement tabled in parliament last Friday, by finance minister – Jacob Jusu Saffa. Presenting his [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s President Bio calls for urgent action on Guinea Bissau

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2019: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to take urgent action to stop the deteriorating political situation in Guinea Bissau and prevent instability in the region. Speaking last Friday at the Extraordinary Session [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio’s cabinet reshuffle puts unnecessary strain on exhausted wage bill

Campaign for Good Governance: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2019: Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) is seriously concerned about the unnecessary strain the cabinet reshuffle will cause on the country’s already bloated public service wage bill and the economy; especially at a time when ordinary Sierra Leoneans are grappling to [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government cabinet reshuffle defies economic realities – Op ed

Chernor Maju Bah (MP): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2019: On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, President Bio shocked the nation with a cabinet reshuffle that comes across to many as insensitive and needless. One of his cardinal campaign messages was that, within one year, his government will turn around the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government budget 2020 – winners and losers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2019 Yesterday, 8 November 2019, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance – Jacob Jusu Saffa  laid out his budget plans and spending forecasts to parliamentarians, which the government says is designed to tackle poverty and relieve the economic suffering of people in the country. He called [Read More]

Politics

President Bio attends extraordinary session of ECOWAS Heads of State

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2019: President Julius Maada Bio is today attending an extraordinary session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, taking place in Niamey, Niger. The Summit which is being chaired by the President of Niger and Chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State [Read More]