Education and Health

Today is World Environment Day

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 June 2020: Forty-six years ago, the United Nations (UN) dedicated 5th of June as World Environment Day – a day for people and governments across the Globe to raise awareness and take local action to promote, protect and preserve the environment. Writing in the Ghana Daily [Read More]

Education and Health

Investing in mental healthcare will impact socio-economic development – says president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 June 2020: President Julius Maada Bio today commissioned the renovated Sierra Leone Psychiatric Teaching Hospital in Freetown. Addressing Ministers of Government, Development Partners, Staff of the Hospital, and guests of the occasion, president Bio spoke about the importance of investing in mental healthcare. This is what [Read More]

Politics

President Bio’s address –  thoughts, words and deeds

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 June 2020: This year’s Presidential address at the State opening of Parliament, as with previous ones outlined progress made by government over the past year and its plans for the next one year. It is difficult to dissect all aspects of the speech in [Read More]

Education and Health

Welsh company Dulas pledge support during the COVID-19 crisis

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 June 2020: Solar powered medical refrigerator supplier Dulas, based in Wales, UK, has pledged to do what it can to support global vaccination through the COVID-19 crisis. The outbreak of Coronovirus has placed the greatest strain on healthcare systems in living memory, and the consequences go [Read More]

Politics

Dr Sylvia Blyden has been rearrested and detained

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 June 2020: Last Friday, 29 May, she was out on bail amidst jubilation from family and friends. But yesterday, she was rearrested and sent to prison detention for allegedly breaching court’s ‘sub-judice’ rules. Sub-judice rules make it illegal for anyone involved in a trial to comment [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF approves disbursement of $143 million loan for Sierra Leone’s COVID-19 response

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 June 2020: The government of Sierra Leone has today received approval from the IMF, for almost half the government’s $300 million it had requested from the international community a few weeks ago, in support of its COVID-19 response programme. Yesterday, the EU released Ten Million Euros [Read More]

Politics

President Bio piles on more unrealistic promises

Mohamed Sankoh (One Drop): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 June 2020: The speechwriter, or ghost writer if you like, who penned down President Julius Maada Bio’s speech, which he delivered in the Well of Parliament last Thursday on the “Occasion of the State Opening of the Third Session of the Fifth [Read More]

Economy & Business

EU €10 million budget support for Sierra Leone’s Covid-19 economic  response 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 June 2020: Sierra Leone’s National Authorising Office (NAO) in the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, announced yesterday that the Government of Sierra Leone has met European Union (EU) requirements for early disbursement of a €10 million fixed tranche of budget support for the 2020 financial [Read More]

Politics

University student and child rights campaigner Muckson Sesay is now free

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 June 2020: After thirty days in detention, FBC  student and child rights activist – Hussain Muckson Sesay, was this morning freed  on bail. He was discharged from the Pademba Road maximum security prison where he had been detained after his arrest for publishing a photo of [Read More]