Education and Health

Twenty new cases of COVID-19 reported in Sierra Leone in the last forty-eight hours

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2020: Eight new cases were reported in the last twenty-four hours in Sierra Leone, amid rising political tension after dozens of rioting prisoners were gunned down by armed soldiers believed to be from the presidential guard, killing at least nine. But in the last forty-eight [Read More]

Politics

Freetown prison rioting – 9 dead and dozens critically injured

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2020: There is heightened tension and heavy presence of armed military security in Freetown today, as the aftermath of yesterday’s rioting by prisoners at  the country’s main prison located in the west of the capital unfolds. Dozens of prisoners were gunned down by heavily armed [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone urged recalled diplomats to return home within 90 Days

Alhaji M. B. Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2020: Sierra Leone has set a deadline for  all its recalled diplomats who are still abroad to report at the Foreign Ministry in Freetwon on or before 31st July, 2020, according to a circular from the Office of the  Director General, [Read More]

Breaking News

Rioting and shooting at Pademba road prison in Freetown – one prison officer dead  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2020: In the last  few hours, there have been serious rioting and shooting at the male correctional Pademba Road prison in Freetown which houses some of the most dangerous prisoners , as well as a group of high profile political detainees in the country. Some [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Parliament: The state of public health emergency and regulations

Dr. Samura M.W. Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2020: Since His Excellency the President, Julius Maada Bio declared a State of Public Health Emergency (SPHE) on March 24, 2020, there has been a plethora of orders from individual state functionaries and various institutions of government restricting our fundamental rights [Read More]

Education and Health

Over 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 now reported in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2020: Five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Sierra Leone in the last twenty-four hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 104, as two  people are reported to have also recovered from the virus. The total number of those recovered now [Read More]

Economy & Business

ADB President Adesina’s transition to second term must be smooth to help fight COVID-19  

Dr. Patricia Laverley: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2020 This article is intended to highlight the recent achievements of the African Development Bank under President Akinwunmi Adesina, underscore the need for a smooth Presidential re-election, and highlight the contributions of the Bank to COVID-19 containment efforts across Africa. The current [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Trump – the emperor has no clothes

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2020: The Emperor Donald J. Trump has reportedly cancelled his daily White House briefings, complaining that its “not worth the time and effort”. And who can blame him? These briefings have not gone his way. We know that he is sympathetic to torture, [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone is 59 today – President Julius maada Bio addresses the nation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2020: Sierra Leoneans are more or less used to the unofficial cancellation of celebrations marking the nation’s Independence Anniversary, and today will go down in history as in the 2014/2015 Ebola pandemic; and in the dark troubling days of the ten-year rebel war which started [Read More]