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]

Politics

High drama at State House Freetown – Paolo Conteh accused of treason

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2020: There was high drama and heightened security alarm at State House in Freetown last week, when the former head of the country’s security and safety in the APC government – Retired Major Palo Conteh, arrived for a meeting at State House with the president, [Read More]

Politics

How ready is Sierra Leone for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

Kandeh Yumkella: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2020: The devastating effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue around the world. As China begins its recovery process, the disease has deeply penetrated Europe and North America. By all indications, Europe is now the epicentre with Italy being the hardest hit country [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone may soon have an Idris Elba tourism empire

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2020: There are reports in the British media that Idris Elba is planning to open a luxury resort in Sierra Leone, once he recovers from the coronavirus, according to The Mirror. Idris who tested positive for the virus, had earlier expressed strong interest in investing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Coronavirus – hundreds of visitors stranded in Sierra Leone as Lungi airport is shutdown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2020: “The world is shutting down. Places that were once teaming with the hustle and bustle of daily life have become ghost-towns with massive restrictions put on our lives – from lockdowns and school closures to travel restrictions and bans on mass gatherings. It is [Read More]

Education and Health

Coronavirus prevention in Sierra Leone: What the government is doing – An eye witness report

Jesmed F Suma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2020: I must commend the Bio Government’s Corona Virus Prevention measures. There is a greater awareness nationwide, probably stemming from the public’s past experiences with Ebola. Every building I’ve been to, offices or homes alike, one is required to wash your hands [Read More]