Education and Health

First case of corona virus disease confirmed in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2020: Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health has today Friday, February 28, 2020, confirmed its first coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, which also marks West Africa’s first. According to the Health Minister, the case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned [Read More]

Politics

Speaker of parliament calls for calm amid row over alleged SLPP plan to rig 2023 elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 February 2020: Speaker of Sierra Leone’s Parliament – Dr. Abass Bundu has summoned the Director General of the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) – Mr. Mohamed Massaquoi to appear before members of parliament to justify his public notice published last week, threatening citizens to register with [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio unveils national social safety net programme to tackle poverty and inequality

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today launched the first phase of Sierra Leone’s Social Safety Net Programme in Kenema, that is aimed at strengthening livelihood systems, through job creation schemes for the poorest, skills development initiatives and micro-enterprise schemes. Addressing the ceremony which [Read More]

Economy & Business

“Gas is critical for sub-Saharan Africa’s energy future” says GE Gas Power Summit in Cape Town

With recent major gas discoveries in Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal, Mauritania and South Africa, Africa is poised to use gas technologies that are faster, more reliable, more cost-effective and more environmentally-friendly than coal or oil. To deliberate on the changing trends and future direction of gas in the energy industry, GE [Read More]

Politics

Applications open for Commonwealth Youth Forum in Rwanda

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2020 Five hundred young people from across the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to confront some of the biggest challenges facing the world at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda. The Commonwealth Youth Forum will be held in Kigali from 20 [Read More]

Politics

SLPP government accused of planning to rig Sierra Leone’s 2023 elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2020: A controversial decision by the Bio-led SLPP government to empower the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) to register every citizen living in the country by the end of March 2020 so as to be able to vote at public elections, has drawn fierce criticisms [Read More]

Politics

ACC charges former APC member of Sierra Leone’s parliament to court for stealing Le1.32 billion

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2020: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on Monday 24th February, 2020, charged Komboh Kamara – a former ruling APC party member of Parliament, residing at 5 Carlos Drive, Goderich, Freetown to court for corruption. He has been charged with twenty-four counts of corruption offences, relating [Read More]

Politics

“No more excuses ” – President Bio warns heads of commissions, parastatals & agencies

President Dr Julius Maada Bio today delivered an opening address at the government’s first-ever Presidential Seminar for all 83 heads of commissions, parastatals, agencies and state-owned enterprises at the Bintumani Conference Centre in Aberdeen, Freetown. The theme of the seminar is “Consolidating the Foundation for Service Delivery”, and is designed [Read More]

Education and Health

Why local councils are essential in achieving malaria elimination in Africa

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2020: In early October, the world celebrated as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria declared its funding target of US$14billion to bring an end to the world’s three deadliest diseases was surpassed at the Sixth Replenishment Conference in France. [Read More]