Economy & Business

African Development Bank to approve $14 million for innovative farming in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2020: Last Sunday, 9th February 2020, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) – Dr Akinwumi Adesina, held talks with President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone on the margins of the AU Summit, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where both leaders discussed [Read More]


Sierra Leone governance innovation team to speak at high-level conference in Ghana

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2020: Next month, March 12, 2020,  the Sierra Leone Governance Innovation Team will speak at a High-Level Conference on the promotion of good governance and fight against corruption, taking place in Accra, Ghana. The High-Level Conference  is organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF is to approve $US 48 million Extended Credit Facility for The Gambia

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2020: Yesterday, Tuesday, 11th February, 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that its team, led by Jaroslaw Wieczorek, visited Banjul – capital of The Gambia on February 3 – 11 to take stock of the 2019 Staff Monitored Program (SMP) implementation, and agree with [Read More]


Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission indicts local chief and former councillor for corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 February 2020: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), has today, 10th February, 2020, charged the Town Chief of Kensay Community, Koidu City, Kono District – Chief Sahr Quee; and Ms. Sundu Yonga – who is the former local councillor of Kensay Community, on three counts of corruption [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s psychiatric hospital needs diaspora support to expand access

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 February 2020: An increasing number of young people in Sierra Leone are at greater risk of developing mental illness due to drug abuse, joblessness, alcoholism and general apathy. In a country with just one mental health hospital and one psychiatrist, the challenge for the government cannot [Read More]


Unequal distribution of textbooks in Sierra Leone – parliamentary education committee chair blasts

Kandeh Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 February 2020: Dominic Lavalie Tshombe MP, the Chairman of Basic Education and Senior Secondary Schools Committee in Sierra Leone’s Parliament, has expressed disappointment over the poor distribution of the Free Quality Education learning materials and books in the South and East of the country. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s credit unions gradually Improving – experts observe

Kandeh Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 February 2020: Four coaches from the Irish League of Credit Unions Foundation (ILCUF) on Friday 31st January 2020 ended a two-weeks coaching program, culminating in a two-day training of twenty-four leaders and staff of Cooperative Credit Unions in Sierra Leone, at the Young Men’s [Read More]


Octea Mining may pay compensation to Kono community in Sierra Leone

Kandeh Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2020: Octea Mining Company, operating its Kimberlite diamond mining in the eastern district of Kono, in Sierra Leone may pay huge damages in compensation, after failing to meet its corporate social responsibility to the local community, if the Movement of Affected Property Owners [Read More]


2019 was a bad year for Sierra Leone – annus horribilis

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 February 2020: During my countrywide trip at the beginning of the year, I used the quiet walk through the woods to reflect on 2019. In an effort to understand ordinary people’s perspectives about their welfare and aspirations, I spoke with students, young professionals [Read More]