Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government and IATA sign air flight agreement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2019: Yesterday, Wednesday 27th November 2019, the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), signed a Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) Agreement, for the establishment of a single standard interface for invoicing and payment [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s National Election Watch publishes report into Kasirie election violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2019: Sierra Leone’s elections watchdog – the National Election Watch (NEW), has published its report into the conduct of the bye-election in Kasirie, in the Kambia district, which was won by the opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, amid allegations of violence by supporters of [Read More]

Politics

Journalism is what we need to make democracy work

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2019: While some will see journalism as “organised gossip”, the majority will agree that it’s a force for progressive social change that maintains democracy. The role of journalism in any given society is so central that, it is often fondly described as the [Read More]

Politics

Head of Commonwealth and AU Secretary General on joint peace mission to Cameroon

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2019: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, HE Moussa Faki Mahamat; the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC; and the Secretary-General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), HE Louise Mushikiwabo, are visiting Cameroon from 26 to 28 [Read More]

Politics

CARL welcomes investigation into alleged financial mismanagement by parliament

CARL: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2019: The Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) in Sierra L:eone, today hailed the announcement by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) that it has launched a full-scale investigation into alleged mismanagement of public funds by Members of the country’s Parliament (MPs). This is [Read More]

Politics

NGC‘s landslide shows appetite for change to status quo – Op-ed

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2019: The huge win by the National Grand Coalition party (NGC) of the Ward 210 Kasirie bye-election last Saturday, is very significant and potentially represents a turning point in Sierra Leone’s politics. The NGC trumped home with 54% of total votes cast, compared [Read More]

Politics

Democracy – the collective wisdom of individual ignorance

Abdulai Mansaray: 26 November 2019: Democracy has been described as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. My primary school teacher gave me a simplified version; that democracy is the government of the people by the people [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s former president Koroma leads AU Election Observation Mission in Namibia

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2019: Former president of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday arrived in Namibia to lead the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM). The Mission comprises 40 Short Term Observers (STOs) representing various Member States of the African Union (AU), deployed since 21 November 2019. [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio refuses to sign a bad Bill into law

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2019: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio is today being praised for his refusal to sign into the country’s law books, a Bill approved last week by parliament, which would have granted him, the vice president and the speaker of parliament the privilege of spending [Read More]