Economy & Business

Counting the cost of buying safe drinking water in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2020: Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of rainfall in Africa yet over two-thirds of rhe population are struggling to access safe, clean drinikng water, especially in the dry season. In the capital – Freetown, many rely on water being sold in jerry [Read More]

Politics

I want to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament – says Speaker Sidie Tunis  

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2020: Speaker of the 5th Legislature of the regional Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament – Sidie Mohamed Tunis, says that his wish is to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament. Sidie Mohamed Tunis is the first Sierra Leonean to be [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s 4th Annual National Entertainment Awards – 2020 nominees announced

Lake Production:Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2020: For the past three years, LAKE Productions (SL) Limited and Partners, through the prestigious NEA ceremony has been recognizing professionals from all sectors in the Creative and Tourism Industry in a bid to support creativity, motivate artistes, film makers, artisans and practitioners in [Read More]

Politics

President Bio launches vocational skills development fund

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2020: Last Monday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio presented a cheque of over Le 9 billion in Segbwema, Kailahun District, Eastern Sierra Leone to the Skills Development Fund, which would initially benefit over 1,660 ypoung people in his political heartlands of Kenema and Kailahun districts. [Read More]

Politics

Dr Blyden calls for end to Covid state of emergency as CDC lists Sierra Leone as low risk

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2020: The Centre for Decease Control (CDC) has listed Sierra Leone as one of only four countries in Africa, including Benin, Ivory Coast, and Rwanda, where travel and health risk due to Covid -19 is rated as low. The four new COVID-19 levels and travel [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio unveils plans to effectively manage Sierra Leone’s marine resources 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2020: Sierra Leone’s President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today unveiled plans to tackle illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in the country which is costing the government an estimated $100 million a year in lost revenue. The fishing sector currently contributes between 10-12 percent of [Read More]

Politics

Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr named among top 100 most influential Women in the World

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2020: The BBC has today published its list of top 100 most inspirational and influential women in the World., and Sierra Leone’s capital city –  Freetown’s Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is among those named in the leadership category of the BBC 100 Women in 2020, for her [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s former president Koroma interrogated for corruption and money laundering

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2020: Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma was today interrogated by lawyers acting for the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after the publication of a government White Paper on the findings of a High Court Judge-led commission of inquiry, into what the SLPP government describes [Read More]

Politics

Vice President Jalloh engages African Peer Review Mission to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2020: A targeted review team from the African Peer Review Mechanism, APRM, and the Sierra Leone National Governance Council last Friday, met with Vice President Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh in Freetown to share their mission objectives on governance and COVID 19. Head of delegation and [Read More]