Election Watch

Speculation grows over date of next election in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2020: Speculations are growing across the political divide in Sierra Leone, after a leading pro SLPP government newspaper – Global Times, published a story recently stating that the next general and presidential elections will be held in 2024 – not 2023 as expected. According to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Pavi Fort – SL helps 16 Districts in Sierra Leone to Combat COVID-19

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2020: Chief Executive Officer of Pavi Fort Construction Company in Sierra Leone, Alimou Barrie, has joined the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the country with a resolve to complement Government’s efforts. Out of selflessness and his passion to give back [Read More]

Economy & Business

Dr. Manal Ghazzawi of Sierra Leone bags prestigious award

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2020: One of Sierra Leone’s most outstanding female pharmacists and entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone, Dr. Manal Ghazzawi, is the latest and proud recipient of one of the world’s prestigious awards, bestowed on her by Women in Africa Entrepreneur (WIA54) initiative. She won [Read More]

Politics

In memory of our departed Michael Alphonso Kalley – twelve months on

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2020: Today, 27th June 2020, marks the first anniversary of the departure of our beloved father, brother, grandad, uncle, cousin, and friend – Mr  Michael Alphonso Kalley, who sadly passed away in Freetown  on the 27th of June 2019, aged 66. Michael was a long-time [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Commercial Bank urges customers to use Visa and mobile banking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2020: As the world moves gradually away from use of paper currency to cashless transactions, which carry the convenience of safety and security from theft, management of Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, the country’s largest profitable financial service provider has urged customers to utilize the various [Read More]

Politics

Dr. Yumkella speaks about Sierra Leone’s judiciary as parliament approves Appeals Court Judges

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2020: Democracy was at work in Sierra Leone’s parliament yesterday, when the main opposition APC party, led by  Honourable Chernoh Ramadan Maju Bah voted against two of the eight presidential nominees put forward by president Julius Maada Bio for MPs approval. The two nominees opposed [Read More]

Politics

NGC concludes COVID-19 sensitization in the South East region of Sierra Leone

Anthony Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2020: Following a five-day visit to the southeast of Sierra Leone, Hon. Kandeh Yumkella – leader of the national Granf Coalition (NGC) in parliament, has completed his coronavirus disease sensitization tour. The visit took him and party representatives to Bo, Kenema, Kailahun and [Read More]

Politics

Is Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr caught between a rock and a hard place?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2020: As Mayor of the municipality of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr has received widespread praise for her stewardship of the city from various quarters. Despite this, she has been walking a tight rope between a government with an uncertain interrelationship, council workers who may [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio calls on regional leaders to unite on single currency adoption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2020: Yesterday, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone chaired a zoom online meeting of the West African Monetary Zone Authority of Heads of States and Governments, where he encouraged his colleagues Heads of State and Governments across the region to unite, in ensuring that [Read More]