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]

Education and Health

Dr Abdul Jalloh – the new face rebranding Sierra Leone’s mental health care

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 February 2020: Sierra Leone’s new Specialist Psychiatrist and Care Manager at the Sierra Leone Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Abdul Jalloh – who replaced Dr Nahim, has indeed proven to be the new face that is changing, pioneering and rebranding mental health care in the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leonean nurses and midwives return home with new skills to help revitalise health system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 February 2020: Forty-seven nurses and midwives returned home to Sierra Leone end of January to take up jobs in hospitals and health centres across the country, after successfully completing a two-year diploma in Ghana. The return of these upskilled medical staff will boost Sierra Leone’s efforts [Read More]

Education and Health

29 people arriving in Freetown from China quarantined in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 February 2020: Twenty nine passengers who arrived in Sierra Leone through the Lungi International Airport from China on 3rd February, 2020, have been quarantined in an undisclosed holding facility in Freetown. (Photo above: Corona virus screening at Lungi Airport in Freetown) They are being kept under [Read More]


Sierra Leone has lost a veteran journalist and diplomat – Gone too soon

Pa Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 February 2020: Chernor Ojuku Sesay was among five of us who returned home from overseas duty, having been sacked in 2018 as diplomats by the newly elected government of Sierra Leone. He was based at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Brussels, also covering [Read More]


President Bio speaks about Sierra Leone’s efforts at combating inequality and poverty

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 February 2020: President Julius Maada Bio this afternoon spoke at a panel discussion on the margins of the 33rd African Union Heads of State and Government Summit, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, about his government’s efforts at combatting poverty and inequality in Sierra Leone. He [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone launches Climate Change Adaptation Plan to save wetlands

Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2020: The Minister of the Environment of Sierra Leone, Prof. Foday Moriba Jaward has launched the Sierra Leone Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Coastal Landscape Complex (CCAP) which sets the framework for a climate change adaptation plan that is geared towards increasing [Read More]


Pressure mounts yet again on president Bio to sack Lands Minister Sandy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2020: Over a week ago, the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), urged the country’s Minister of Lands, Housing and Country Planning – Dr. Dennis Sandy, to go on the air and respond to the huge and growing public outcry regarding what has been described as [Read More]