Economy & Business

Extreme events are reversing development goals – Op-ed

Patricia Scotland (Commonwealth Secretary-General): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 January 2020: Cyclones in the Caribbean and Pacific, devastating bushfires in Australia, recurrent floods and droughts in Asia and Africa, increasingly bring tragic loss of life to our nations and communities, inflicting physical and mental trauma on survivors, and causing irreparable damage [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s energy minister woos renewable energy investors in Abu Dhabi

Austine Luseni: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 January 2020: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy and Power, Alhajie Kanja Sesay has left Freetown for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on the invitation of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to take part in the agency’s tenth session and related [Read More]

Breaking News

Sam Sumana formally requests return to APC ahead of national convention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 January 2020: Documents seen by the Sierra Leone Telegraph confirm that Sam Sumana has now sent his letter requesting readmission into the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party – without pre-conditions, five years after he was expelled from the party by its National Advisory Committee (NAC), [Read More]

Politics

Political symbiosis of the APC as 2023 approaches

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 January 2020: “The only party that represents the grassroots of this country and whose values are based on working for the common man and woman in the country”. Those were the words of declaration from the former vice president, Alhaji Sam Sumana, when he [Read More]

Politics

Doubts over Sam Sumana’s membership of the APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 January 2020: Following yesterday’s euphoric celebration at the opposition APC head office in Freetown, welcoming the former vice president Sam Sumana back to the party, today there are reports that Sam Sumana was not after all accepted into the membership of the party by its governing [Read More]

Politics

APC accepts Sam Sumana back into its membership

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 January 2020: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party, today 7th January 2020, accepted former Vice President Chief Sam Sumana back into the party, after he was expelled in 2015 and sacked as vice president by president Ernest Bai Koroma. But today, all is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government bank threatened by cyber attack

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 January 2020: On Sunday, 5th January 2020,  Sierra Leone government’s Commercial Bank published a statement informing its customers that its website had been attacked by unknown persons. But there are suspicions that the attack may have come as a result of US killing of Iranian military [Read More]

Economy & Business

Large fire destroys property at Freetown’s central district

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 January 2020: A large fire engulfed the Public Works Department building at Pademba Road in central Freetown – just yards away from the country’s main Pademba Road Prison last Saturday, threatening to destroy hundreds of nearby commercial properties and private dwellings. The cause of the fire [Read More]