Politics

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone locks its doors on its own citizens returning home from abroad

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 March 2020: As the saying goes – “desperate situation calls for desperate measures”. That is the message from the government of Sierra Leone and from many living in the country, in response to Sierra Leoneans living and working abroad who are now being held in a [Read More]

Politics

President Bio consults former Ebola Response Team members on coronavirus preparations

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 March, 2020: Yesterday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio had discussions at State House with the former members of the National Ebola Response Programme, as part of his government’s preparedness for the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Sierra Leone, unlike her neighbouring West African [Read More]

Education and Health

COVID -19 – We will come through this together

António Guterres: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2020: The upheaval caused by the coronavirus – COVID-19 is all around us. And I know many are anxious, worried and confused. That’s absolutely natural. We are facing a health threat unlike any other in our lifetimes. Meanwhile, the virus is spreading, the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s First Lady – Fatima Bio accused of treachery and betrayal

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2020: Sierra Leone’s First Lady – Mrs Fatima Jabbie Bio, who is the wife of the president, is today making the news for all the wrong reasons, after being accused of usurping the powers and authority of government ministerial departments, including education, health and social [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone passport corruption saga – ACC convicts Alfred Kallon

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2020: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) last week announced that the High Court of Sierra Leone sitting in Freetown and presided over by Justice Miatta Samba, on 4th March 2020, convicted Alfred Kallon who is the first accused in the ongoing passport corruption trial involving several [Read More]

Politics

President Bio appoints a new Inspector General of Police – he is Ambrose M. Sovula

Elkass Sannoh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 March 2020: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, yesterday announced the appointment of a new Inspector General of Police, following the retirement of Inspector General Dr Richard Moigbe. The newly appointed Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police, Ambrose M. Sovula, until his appointment [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s mobile phone tariff shock

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 March 2020: Can NATCOM – Sierra Leone’s mobile telephone regulator, seriously call on Africell mobile phone service provider to do more to tackle the current growing problem of “bill shock” that followed immediately NATCOM slammed a 90% tax on all mobile companies’ promotions? [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone government announces new corona travel restrictions

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 March 2020: The government of Sierra Leone has stepped up its coronavirus 19 vigilance by introducing new travel restrictions, after an employee of the European Union delegation in Guinea yesterday tested positive for the coronavirus. According to reports, the patient had self-isolated after she felt ill [Read More]