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]

Politics

Presidential non-accountable Imprest – Op-ed

Sorie Fofana: Sierra Leone telegraph: 3 December 2019: A press release from State House dated 26th November, 2019 reads, “His Excellency the President has returned the Finance Bill, 2020, through a Memorandum to the Clerk of Parliament, pursuant to Part V, Section 106(7). In the Memorandum, the Secretary to the [Read More]

Politics

The paradoxical Irony of hate speech and free speech

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 December 2019: The Sierra Leone Telegraph published an article this month, “Sierra Leone Parliament to discuss repeal of seditious libel laws next month”. It chronicled a recently gazetted Bill entitled “The Public Order (Amendment) Act, 2019”, in a bid to seek “to amend the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Lungi Bridge will be good for Sierra Leone – World Bank executive director tells president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 December 2019: Last Thursday, the executive director of the World Bank Group for Africa – Group 1 Constituency, Anne Kabagambe, told President Dr Julius Maada Bio that his government’s vision of constructing a bridge across Lungi to mainland Freetown, will be one of his greatest achievements [Read More]