Economy & Business

President of African Development Bank pledges more support for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 March 2020: Yesterday, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) – Dr Akinwumi Adesina, held talks with Sierra Leone’s President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House, about the bank’s support for the country’s economic development, social progress and poverty reduction initiatives. Presenting the AfDB [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio’s wasteful spending on salaries of SLPP operatives as poverty rises

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 March 2020: Abject poverty is rising fast in Sierra Leone, and it seems there is little hope of an economic resurgence anytime soon. When president Bio took office in April 2018, one of his first actions which many Sierra Leoneans applauded, was the investigation into the [Read More]

Politics

APPA presents national peace and stability communiqué to President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2020: Executive members of the All Political Parties Association (APPA), yesterday presented a joint communiqué to President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House,  signed by twelve registered political parties – though not all, agreeing to maintain peace and stability in Sierra Leone . Three [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ministry of economic development launches Action Aid Sierra Leone 2020 Strategic Plan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2020: Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Robert Chakanda, yesterday launched Action Aid’s Sierra Leone Affiliate Programme (AASL-AP) 2020 Plan and Budget at the Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown. The AASL-AP 2020 Plan and Budget is aimed at promoting the need [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s former Vice President Solomon Berewa – An appreciation

Dr. Lans Gberie: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 March 2020: Former Vice President Solomon Ekuma Berewa, who has died aged 81, was not a great politician. Still less was he a particularly likable or charismatic public figure. Indeed, he was rather humourless, and was rather easily caricatured or misunderstood. But no [Read More]

Education and Health

Will coronavirus come to Sierra Leone?

Dr. Manal Ghazzawi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 March 2020: Will the novel corona virus otherwise named as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) come to Sierra Leone? Indeed, this is a question all of us might be asking ourselves in our beloved mama Salone. As it is called the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone civil society activist Thomas Moore Conteh released on bail

Amin Kef: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 March 2020: One of Sierra Leone’s vibrant civil society activist, Thomas Moore Conteh, who was arrested on the 5th March 2020 by the police during a peaceful protest by some disenchanted students of the Limkokwing students, appeared in a jam-packed Magistrate Court in Freetown [Read More]

Politics

President Bio and World Bank Country Director discuss Sierra Leone’s preparedness for Coronavirus

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 March 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio, today held talks at State House in Freetown, with the World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana – Pierre Frank Laporte, about the country’s preparedness for any possible Coronavirus outbreak in the country. Presenting the World [Read More]

Politics

NCRA saga – why can’t Sierra Leoneans count correctly?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2020: By all accounts, the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) seems to have been doing a good job. NCRA has responsibility for the continuous, permanent and compulsory recording of occurrences and characteristics of vital events including births, deaths, marriages, divorces, nullities, adoptions etc. [Read More]