Economy & Business

UN climate change conference Madrid – Climate protection must not bypass Africa

Christian Wessels: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2019: Limiting global warming to below two degrees will be the focus of the World Climate Conference to be held in Madrid from 2nd to 13th December 2019. A possible solution to be discussed in Madrid is the global establishment of trade in [Read More]

Economy & Business

IATA sets four priorities for the success of African aviation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich people’s lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s). The [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone on high alert as Lassa fever kills two people

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2019: Health officials, doctors and nurses in Sierra Leone are working hard to contain the spread of a Lassa fever outbreak, reported at a hospital in Masanga, Tonkolili district in the north of the country, where the suspected source carrier (index case) – a pregnant [Read More]

Economy & Business

Easy Solar reaches milestone with 300,000 users in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2019: Easy Solar, Sierra Leone’s leading provider of accessible and affordable solar products announced today that it has reached a new milestone of 300,000 users nationwide. “We are thrilled to be making life easier for so many individuals who do not have access to reliable [Read More]

Politics

Kandeh Yumkella’s NGC party wins Kasirie local council bye-election

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2019: Sierra Leone’s opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, has won yesterday’s local council bye-election in the Ward 210 of the Kambia district with a majority of 54.1% of the total votes cast. The ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) came third, behind the main [Read More]

Breaking News

Bye-election violence in Sierra Leone – opposition leader Yumkella attacked

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2019: There are reports of an outbreak of serious violence this morning at the local council bye-election which is taking place in Kasirie in the Kambia Distrcit, northern Sierra Leone. Dr Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – the parliamentary leader and 2018 presidential candidate of the National [Read More]

Economy & Business

Stability is key for supermajor investment in Africa’s oil reserves

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2019: Although it may appear that much of the oil exploration activity in Africa is driven by smaller independents, the supermajors still have a significant role to play. In recognition of the importance of the market, these supermajors were all well represented by senior executives [Read More]

Politics

New cabinet ministers take oath of office at State House

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2019: Yesterday, ministers and deputy ministers who were recently appointed by president Julius Maada Bio to help shore-up his government, following his snap reshuffle of the cabinet, took their oath of office in his presence at State House in Freetown. The ministers include Brig. Rtd. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone fuel crisis – stop the blame game and act now

Amin Kef: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2019: It is really unfortunate that there are certain individuals, who out of ignorance have been unfairly and unduly blaming National Petroleum Sierra Leone (NP-SL), for the current fuel shortage in the country. As a matter of fact, NP-SL, like other oil marketing [Read More]