Politics

Commonwealth law ministers resolve to take action on access to justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2019: Commonwealth law ministers have unanimously resolved to remove barriers to access to justice in their respective countries, and to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions by 2030. The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting concluded today with a set of [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Parliament passes the NACSA Act 2019 into Law

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2019: The Parliament of Sierra Leone yesterday, Thursday 7th November 2019, passed  into law with some amendments – the Bill entitled: ‘The National Commission for Social Action Act, 2019’, following a debate on a Report presented by a joint-committee. The parliamentary joint-committee chaired by Hindolo [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone president Bio reshuffles cabinet ministers ahead of budget statement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 November 2019: As parliamentarians prepare to receive the SLPP government’s 2020 Budget and Financial Statement tomorrow Friday, 8 November, to be delivered by finance minister Jacob Jusu Saffa, president Bio has today announced a snap cabinet reshuffle. Although a cabinet reshuffle was expected after calls from [Read More]

Economy & Business

‘People losing patience as economic hardship worsens’ – opposition NGC tells president Bio to change course

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 November 2019: As concerns grow across the country about the state of the economy of Sierra Leone, with rising food prices and falling value of the Leone, the executives of Sierra Leone’s opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, has today broken silence. This morning the NGC [Read More]

Economy & Business

Young people need our support – we must seize this tremendous opportunity

Patricia Scotland – Commonwealth Secretary-General: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2019: Our world seems to be changing faster than ever – technologically, environmentally, socially – and in so many other ways. It is hard for any of us to keep up with the astonishing pace and scale of developments and [Read More]

Economy & Business

New IMF chief of mission to Sierra Leone strengthens partnership with president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2019: The newly appointed Chief of Mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Sierra Leone, Ms. Karen Ongley, and her Resident Representative, Dr Monique Newiak, yesterday met president Bio at State House in Freetown, where they discussed a new partnership aimed at addressing the [Read More]

Economy & Business

China boosts efforts by Freetown City Council to keep city clean

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2019: Yesterday, a delegation from the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone, donated 20 solar-street lightings and fittings, as well as smaller indoor and outdoor solar lightings to the Freetown City Council (FCC) to help ease electricity difficulties faced by residents across the capital. The items [Read More]

Economy & Business

This was Silicon Valley meets Sierra Leone

Memuna Forna: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 November 2019: It was 8am on Friday, 1st November 2019 at the Bintumani Conference Centre, and there was an immediate sense that here was a different type of event – energetic, polished, witty and tech savvy, with a clever layering of showbiz. This was [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone now has a National Innovation and Digitisation Strategy – will it eradicate poverty?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 November 2019: Sierra Leone is classed as one of the poorest nations on earth, and possibly also one of the most corrupt in Africa. This has to change, and president Bio it seems is in a hurry to do just that. With hundreds of millions of [Read More]