Politics

Sierra Leone police HQ instructs CID not to allow any APC member to see Sylvia Blyden

Alhaji M. B. Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2020: Police Headquarters in Freetown has  instructed the CID not to allow any member of the opposition APC party to visit the detained consultant editor of the Awareness Times Newspaper – Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden. Dr. Sylvia Blyden was arrested and [Read More]

Obituary

Breaking News – Sierra Leone’s Deputy High Commissioner to UK – Agnes Dugba Macauley passed away

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 May 2020: Sierra Leone’s Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Mrs Agnes Dugba Macauley has sadly passsed away in London this afternoon, after a short illness, senior officials at the High Commission confirmed to the Sierra Leone Telegraph this evening. Mrs Agnes Dugba [Read More]

Politics

CHRDI demands public accountability and respect for human rights during covid19 response

CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 May 2020: As a policy advocacy and human rights organisation based in Sierra Leone, one of our aims is to promote public accountability and respect for human rights and the enhancement of safety, security and justice. That is why The Campaign for Human Rights and [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Association of Journalists speaks about the arrest of Dr. Sylvia Blyden

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 May 2020: Following allegations that the Publisher of Awareness Times newspaper,  Dr. Sylvia Blyden, was arrested because of her critical and controversial publications and postings on social media, we visited the CID yesterday,  Saturday, 2nd May,  2020 at around 5pm to find out [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone opposition NGC party speaks about rising political tension in the country

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 May 2020: Dr. Dennis Bright, Chairman and Leader of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party has today issued a statement about the increasing political instability and rising tension in Sierra Leone, following the shooting dead of several prisoners in Freetown by presidential guards, as well as [Read More]

Obituary

Life of a young Sierra Leonean tragically cut short in London knife attack

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 May 2020: Residents of Canning Town in East London, UK,  are shocked, scared and angered at the unfairness and senselessness of a knife crime which took the life of one of their own –  David Gomoh ,  a thriving young 24 year old man –  the [Read More]

Politics

In Sierra Leone – Dr Sylvia Blyden subjected to torture, degrading and inhumane treatment in police custody

Pipul Pikin Network: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 May 2020: Prominent Sierra Leone activist, journalist and philanthropist, Dr Sylvia Blyden was arrested on Friday, 1 May 2020, at 1:15pm (SL time) and taken in to custody, after being holed up in her home for several hours since morning under armed security [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone records highest daily number of new COVID cases

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 May 2020: Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Sierra Leone today – the highest number to be confirmed in one day, bringing the total number of recorded cases to 155. Eight people have so far died of the virus and 27 have recovered. But [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone popular musician Steady Bongo says – Salone we want no more war

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 May 2020: As Sierra Leoneans across the political, regional and tribal divide look for answers to the myriad of economic, social and political problems bedevilling the development, peace and stability of the nation after 59 years of independence, today there is fear of repression, lawlessness and [Read More]