US National Basketball Association reacts to the death of Kobe Bryant

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2020: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, issued a statement Sunday, regarding the world’s most successful and celebrated basketball player – Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in California yesterday, along with his 13 year old daughter and six others. Forty-one years old Kobe Bryant [Read More]


Sierra Leone government ministers end retreat – what next?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2020: A two-day ministerial and cabinet retreat which started last Friday, ended yesterday Saturday in Freetown without much of a breakthrough in charting a new course for the government, after two years of economic hardship and political tension in the country. The event was declared [Read More]


Former head of UN in Sierra Leone – Schulenburg, meets former president Koroma

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2020: Former President of Sierra Leone – Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, yesterday hosted Mr. Michael von der Schulenburg who is the former Executive Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Sierra Leone, at the Koroma Residence in Makeni City. Mr. Schulenburg served in Sierra Leone [Read More]


Governments everywhere must be held accountable – Dr Yumkella tells university students

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2020 Yesterday, Friday 24 January 2020, the NGC Parliamentary Leader and Member of Parliament for Constituency 062 (Samu Chiefdom) – Dr Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, took part in a vibrant panel discussion held at the Fatima Campus of the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) auditorium, where he [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s New Year resolutions

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2020: I usually write about something inspirational in this column at the start of the year.  This year, I thought it would be more appropriate if I could fashion this week’s article on resolutions for the new year – yes resolutions! Not for [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s Human Rights Commission reports on sexual violence against female paramount chief

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2020: Sierra Leone’s Human Rights Commission has published its summary report on a fact-finding mission it carried out in the Motuo village of the Kpanda-Kemo Chiefdom in the Bonthe district of Sierra Leone, where the residence and family members of Paramount Chief Melrose Foster Gberie [Read More]


Another weekend retreat for president Bio and ministers to review progress

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2020: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, along with his ministers are on a two day retreat to discuss and review the government’s performance in achieving the targets it had set itself for the period April 2018 to January 2020. The retreat is organised [Read More]


Sierra Leone government must come clean on the missing Chinese rice saga – says NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 January 2020: Yesterday, the opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party in Sierra Leone held its third press briefing in the country’s capital Freetown to discuss the thoughts and opinions of its leadership, on the 2018 Auditor General’s report into the government’s management of the country’s finances [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone jumps 10 places up in the 2019 global corruption ranking

Patrick Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2020: Sierra Leone has progressed ten places upwards in Transparency International’s Global Corruption Ranking, moving from 129 in 2018, to 119 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI). (Photo above: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis [Read More]