Politics

Eid Mubarak – a clarion call for peace and national reconciliation in Sierra Leone

Dr Kandeh K Yumkella: Sierra Leone telegraph: 24 May 2020: On this Holy Day of Eid ul Fitr, may the Almighty answer our sacrifices and prayers and  grant us the courage and fortitude to rise above our frailties and put Salone Fos. We pray that this auspicious day of Eid [Read More]

Education and Health

Joseph F Kamara (JFK) wishes the people of Sierra Leone a happy Eid

Joseph F Kamara (JFK): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2020: JFK wishes happy Eid -ul Mubarrak to all Sierra Leoneans. A Blessed Eid-ul-Mubarrak to our Brothers and Sisters:  On behalf of the JFK Family and JFK Foundation, let me offer congratulations to you all for abstention from the vanities and [Read More]

Education and Health

Eid greetings from the UK Archbishop of Canterbury to all Muslims

Archbishop Justin Welby: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2020: I wish a blessed and joyful Eid al-Fitr to all our Muslim friends and neighbours as you mark the end of this Ramadan, this month of fasting and prayer. What a month it has been. I had the privilege of sharing [Read More]

Politics

Diplomats condemn violence in Sierra Leone but short of accusing APC of terrorism

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2020: If president Bio was expecting the international community to support his bid to declare the country’s main opposition political party – the APC a terrorist party, then he would have been in for a shock when he met representatives of the diplomatic community last [Read More]

Politics

Has coronavirus reshaped democratic rights?

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2020: The new coronavirus pandemic is not only wreaking destruction on public health and global economy but disrupting democracy and governance worldwide. It has hit at a time when democracy was already under threat in many places, and it risks exacerbating democratic [Read More]

Breaking News

Dr Sylvia Blyden refused bail by magistrate

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2020: Sierra Leone’s former minister of social welfare in the Koroma-led APC government, who was arrested by police and has been in detention for the past three weeks, appeared at the magistrate court today, where many expected her to be granted bail. But those hopes [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s new minister of internal affairs responds to questions from public

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2020: Newly appointed Minister of Internal Affairs of Sierra Leone – David Panda Noah, was a guest at Radio Democracy in Freetown yesterday, where he spoke about his new job and the changes he is planning to make to policing in the country. Responding to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Kenya receives €188m AfDB loan to boost COVID-19 response

Sierra Leone telegraph: 22 May 2020: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank, today approved an €188 million loan to support the Government of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate the related economic, health and social impacts. The loan will extend additional resources to [Read More]