Education and Health

International Women’s Day – Commonwealth gathering urges countries to make this ‘the decade of gender equality’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2020: A Commonwealth gathering has called for an end to gender inequality by 2030 so every girl can have the same opportunities as boys.  Meeting ahead of today’s celebration of International Women’s Day, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland joined a gathering of leaders, celebrities, academics and [Read More]

Economy & Business

ACC and ministry of energy to tackle electricity theft and non-payment of bills

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 March 2020: Electricity theft and non-payment of electricity bills by households and businesses, have for far too long been the main cause of poor levels of investments in the sector and the frequent electricity blackouts suffered across the country. But the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the [Read More]

Politics

No winner for the 2019 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2020: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation yesterday announced that there is no winner of the 2019 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. This decision has been made following deliberations by the independent Prize Committee, the statement says. Announcing the decision, Prize Committee Chair Festus Mogae [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone civil rights activist charged to court as students grant saga continues

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2020: Yesterday, the Executive Director of the Citizens Advocacy Network (CAN) – Mr Thomas Moore Conteh and dozens of students of the Limkokwing University were manhandled, arrested and detained by the Sierra Leone Police in Freetown at a peaceful protest march, calling on the government [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s president Bio meets European Union partners in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday met partners of the European Union (EU) in Sierra Leone, to discuss the country’s development process as the economy continues to flounder. Efforts to attract foreign investors especially for key sectors of the economy are yet to bear [Read More]

Obituary

Sierra Leone’s former Vice President Solomon Berewa has died

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2020: Mr Solomon Berewa – the former Vice President and Attorney General of Sierra Leone, serving the SLPP Tejan Kabbah government after the 2002 elections, passed away today at the Choithram Hospital in the country’s capital Freetown, aged 81. Solomon Berewa contested presidential election in [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone police arrests civil rights activist and 40 students

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 March 2020: The Executive Director of the Citizens Advocacy Network (CAN), Thomas Moore Conteh and forty students of the Limkokwing University, have today been arrested and detained without charge by the Sierra Leone Police in Freetown. They were arrested whilst on a peaceful procession, calling on [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone – worrying signs, will the government review its World Bank approach?

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 March 2020: The swift departure of Penny Goldberg from the chief economist role at the World Bank is a good example of what can happen when the world of public officialdom and that of academia combine – or in this case, clash. Initially, [Read More]