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]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s civil society reacts to the government’s 2020 Budget and Finance Act

Abu Bakarr Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2019: This position paper on the 2020 Budget and Finance Act is based on BAN’s and NSA’s review of the national budget presented by the Minister of Finance to Parliament on 8th November 2019, as well as the 2020 Finance Act. BAN [Read More]

Politics

The media in the face of international criminal justice

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2019: The media (print, broadcasting TV and radio), always the channels for mass communication have been at the heart of International Criminal Justice. Meanwhile, the right to freedom of expression under customary international laws is provided for and protected by numerous international [Read More]

Economy & Business

Worrying times for diasporans returning to Sierra Leone for Christmas

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2019: When crime takes the pulse of our culture – does it reveal the truth about who we are as a Nation? It is getting closer to that time of the year again, the season of goodwill to all men. It is yuletide [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio urges children in Sierra Leone to make good use of free education

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2019: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today urged pupils and students in Sierra Leone to pay more attention to their schoolwork, and make good use of the free quality education that is being offered by his New Direction Government. Speaking at the Bintumani Conference [Read More]

Economy & Business

Motorists queue up for petrol as Sierra Leone is hit by fuel shortage

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2019: Petrol stations across many towns and cities in Sierra Leone are today closed, due to shortage in supply of fuel products, such as petrol, diesel and kerosene, causing long traffic queues at filling stations. Whilst the cause of the shortage is not clear, the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mano River Union adopts Freetown Declaration on Renewable Energy and Clean Cooking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 November 2019: The first high-level multi-stakeholder conference on renewable energy and clean cooking held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, ended yesterday with all four countries – Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Ivory Coast as well as stakeholders, signing a declaration aimed at improving access to renewable energy [Read More]

Politics

Let professor David Francis carry his own cross

Mohamed Sankoh (One Drop): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2019: The reactions from within and outside the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) to the alleged wiring of $1.5 million by SL Mining into a local bank account being allegedly operated by the Chief Minister, Professor David Francis, has shown [Read More]