Politics

President Bio must work quickly on unifying the people of Sierra Leone – says Yumkella

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 May 2020: Dr Kandeh Yumkella – the parliamentary leader of the National Grand Coalition party and a member of parliament of the Kambia district, was on television in Freetown yesterday speaking about the rapidly deteriorating disorder in the country, amid rising political tension, and police arrest [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone records another daily high number of COVID-19 cases

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 May 2020: Twenty-one new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Sierra Leone today – compared to the 12 new cases reported yesterday, along with two more deaths in the last twenty-four hours. This brings the total number of recorded cases to 199, and the total number [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s economic outlook overshadowed by COVID-19 – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 May 2020: “Noting the serious risk posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, IMF Directors welcomed the decisive actions taken to protect the health of the population and to minimize potential economic spill overs.” That was the conclusion of a IMF review conducted in March 2020, of [Read More]

Economy & Business

UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 May 2020: There will be no return to the “old normal,” governments must act to create a new economy and more jobs, says the UN. (Photo above: UN Deputy Secretary General – Amina J Mohammad). The urgent health crisis that is COVID-19 has created a historic [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone police breaks silence on the arrest of Dr Sylvia Blyden

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2020: Four days after Dr Sylvia Blyden was arrested and continues to be locked up by police in Freetown without charge, the Sierra Leone police has this evening released a statement explaining why they have arrested the journalist and opposition politician. The Media and Public [Read More]

Obituary

United Nations calls for political dialogue to end rising tension in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2020: The United Nations through its representative in Sierra Leone is calling for political dialogue between the government and opposition parties, following the killing of several prisoners at the country’s main prison in Freetown, as well as the arrest of opposition politicians. This call from [Read More]

Politics

Women’s rights group concerned over the arrest of women in Sierra Leone

50/50 Group: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2020: The 50/50 Group joins other civil society groups in expressing concern about the recent spate of events, including the death of a number of persons during the Pademba Road disturbances, and in particular, the arrest of a number of high-profile women, including [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio and family tested negative after quarantine

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2020: After spending 14 days in quarantine along with his family, following confirmation that a State House security personnel had tested positive for COVID-19, president Julius Maada Bio has now tested negative and will resume work. President Bio will return to work, faced with an [Read More]