Politics

Sierra Leone parliament approves coronavirus state of public emergency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2020: Parliament of Sierra Leone today continued its adjourned debate on the State of Public Emergency, announced two days ago by president Julius Maada Bio to provide the necessary legal support for the range of tough measures that are now in place to curb the [Read More]

Education and Health

Dealing with Coronavirus – how can we learn from Africa’s experience?

Professor Richard Black: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2020: Whilst journalists and commentators have focused recently on lessons from Asia in relation to the current Covid-19 pandemic, with some referencing pandemics that have hit Europe and North America in the past, a less obvious question to ask is whether there [Read More]

Politics

Hundreds of Millions of Dollars misappropriated by former ministers and officials – says commission of inquiry 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2020: The commission of inquiry reports into the management of Sierra Leone’s public affairs by the former APC government of president Ernest Bai Koroma, were today presented to president Julius Maada Bio in Freetown. The findings of the reports are damning and shocking, showing a [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone does not have a case of coronavirus contrary to rumours

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2020: A fake news report published in an online publication – ucrtv.com, claiming that Sierra Leone has recorded its first case of the coronavirus, is maliciously untrue according to government officials in Freetown. Despite the deputy minister of information earlier this week warning the media [Read More]

Politics

President Bio closes Commissions of Inquiry and warns his government officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2020: The long-awaited conclusion of the Commissions of Enquiry (COI) into governance processes, assets, and forensic audits of the former APC administration, was officially marked today at a media conference held at the Special Court Complex in Freetown, where the reports of the three COI [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Commercial Bank presents over Le5.1 Billion to president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2020: Yesterday, the leadership of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB), presented a whopping Five Billion, One Hundred and Thirty Million, Forty-Six Thousand, Six Hundred and Thirty-Six Leones and Thirty-Six Cents (Le5,130,046,636.36) cheque to president Bio in lieu of dividend paid to the government as [Read More]

Education and Health

Commonwealth develops tracker to help countries monitor coronavirus

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2020: The Commonwealth has developed a coronavirus tracker that shows daily cases in member countries. The tracker collects data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the affected member countries. The tool is designed to help [Read More]

Education and Health

Coronavirus – President Bio of Sierra Leone declares a state of public emergency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2020: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has this afternoon declared a state of public emergency in response to the growing threat of the coronavirus that has engulfed the whole world, killing tens of thousands of people. Sierra Leone is yet to record a [Read More]