Economy & Business

International Anti-Corruption Day – Sierra Leone to host symposium on corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2019: December 9 is celebrated annually as UN International Anti-Corruption Day. This year, Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will hold a public symposium on corruption and sustainable development. There will also be an inter-faith prayer session to reflect on the role and impact of faith [Read More]

Politics

Eleanor can now walk again

Moses A. Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2019: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, marked the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. This is a story of determination and generosity. In May 2018, Eleanor Massah Abdulai met Louise Twining-Ward, World Bank staff member, whilst walking along Lumley beach in Freetown. At [Read More]

Politics

Constructive criticism is an important part of democratic process – president Bio tells journalists

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2019: The newly elected executives of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), held their first meeting with President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House in Freetown yesterday, and commended government’s efforts at repealing Part V of the 1965 Public Order Act, which criminalises [Read More]

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New laws come into force in Sierra Leone to help win fight against corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2019: After much debate about proposed changes to Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption laws, aimed at strengthening the powers of the Anti-Corruption Commission, as well as give much needed clarity to many areas enshrined in the 2008 legislation, president Bio yesterday granted his approval for the changes [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s inspector general of police Richard Moigbe handed retirement notice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2019: President Bio will soon be appointing a new Inspector General (IG) of police, after the current IG – Dr. Richard Moigbe was sent a letter this week – which was leaked to the media, reminding him of his statutory requirement to quit office and [Read More]

Politics

Anti-Corruption Commission will not indict opposition APC secretary general Yansaneh

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2019: A statement published yesterday by Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), that it will not be indicting the Secretary General of the country’s main opposition APC party – Dr Osman Yansaneh, after serious allegations of corruption and impropriety were made against him, including receiving salary [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s President Bio warns against bad governance and corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2019: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday, told a group of distinguished lawyers from across English Speaking West African countries attending a Judicial training workshop in Freetown, that bad political governance and corruption restrict civic space and destroy democratic freedoms. The workshop which is jointly [Read More]

Economy & Business

Guinea implements the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 December 2019: Guinea has launched a National Summary Data Page (NSDP), implementing the recommendations of the IMF’s enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS). The NSDP serves as a one-stop dissemination vehicle for essential macroeconomic and financial data in both human and machine-readable formats. The e‑GDDS was [Read More]

Economy & Business

Conservation Society calls for environmental protection as Sierra Leone steps-up oil exploration

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 December 2019: As Sierra Leone prepares to step up its crude oil exploration, the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) has organized a policy dialogue forum for key stakeholders to examine and discuss the government’s Petroleum Policy, with a specific focus on health, safety, environment, and [Read More]