Politics

Portrait of former president Koroma brought to court at Dr Blyden’s libel trial

Gabriel Kai Moses: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2020: A portrait of the Former President of Sierra Leone – Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma was today, Tuesday June 30th 2020, tendered in evidence at the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 by the State in support of its libel allegations against one [Read More]

Education and Health

World Bank approves $50 million grant to improve quality of  education in Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2020: The World Bank Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved a $50 million grant to support the Government of Sierra Leone’s flagship program for Free Quality School Education launched in 2018. According to the World Bank, the Free Education Project will support some initial COVID-19 [Read More]

Politics

Kandeh Yumkella’s “Garden of Eden Syndrome” theory  on corruption – Op ed

Oswald Hanciles: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2020: Tuesday, 23rd of June, 2020, in his spacious air-conditioned  office with luxurious brownish sofas  in a 1970s-built  building on Sir. Samuel Lewis Road at Aberdeen, Westend of Freetown, Sierra Leone, I met with Hon. Kandeh Yumkella (popularly known in Sierra Leone as [Read More]

Politics

ACC concludes investigation into allegation of misappropriation of COVID-19 funds

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2020: Following allegations of the stealing of funds meant to cushion the impact of the recent three days lockdown enforced by the government of Sierra Leone last month, May 2020, the Anti-Corruption Commission has published a statement saying it has concluded its investigation into those [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s new military chiefs take oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2020: At State House in Freetown yesterday, Sierra Leone’s newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces (RSLAF) – Lieutenant-General Sullay Ibrahim Sesay, and the Joint-Force Commander – Major-General Patrick K Lavahun, took their oath of office in the presence of President Dr [Read More]

Economy & Business

Coronavirus – Africa: UNWTO adapts agenda for Africa to accelerate tourism recovery

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2020: Yesterday, member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from across Africa, shared their priorities for tourism against the backdrop of COVID-19. (Photo above: Ivory Coast gears up for billions of dollars investment in tourism).  As with every other global region, African destinations have [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s human freedom index performance has dropped under SLPP government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2020: According to the 2019 Global Human Freedom index, Sierra Leone  ranked 132 out of 162 countries, scoring 5.99 – dropping 20 places from 2018. Sierra Leone ranked 112 out of 162 nations in 2018 –  thats 5 places from 2017; and 107 out of [Read More]

Election Watch

African Union Commission congratulates newly elected President of the Republic of Malawi

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2020: Following the announcement last Saturday of presidential election results in Malawi by the country’s electoral commission, the African Union Commission has published this statement, congratulating the winner – Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera: “The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, wishes to [Read More]

Politics

Dr Kandeh Yumkella visits Bombali’s covid19 Emergency Operations Center

Mansah Henry Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2020: Last Friday, Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella MP and leader of the NGC party in parliament, paid what many described as a very timely visit to The Bombali Covid19 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Makeni. The highly esteemed Member of Parliament visited the [Read More]