Economy & Business

Parliament approves president Bio’s government supplementary budget

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2020: Parliament of Sierra Leone last Friday, 24th July 2020 approved the government’s 2020 Financial Year Supplementary Budget and Statement of Economic and Financial Policies, tabled by the  Minister of Finance – Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa. Presrenting his budget to MPs, the Finance Minister – [Read More]

Politics

When freedom of speech does NOT guarantee freedom after speech

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2020: The Parliament of Sierra Leone on July 23, 2020 unanimously approved the new Independent Media Commission (IMC) Act 2020 and repealed Section 5 of the 1965 Public Order Act (POA) that criminalized libel as seditious crime against the State. It has been [Read More]

Politics

Those responsible for Makeni killings must be held accountable – says ARTICLE 19

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2020: As the international community and Global human rights groups come to terms with the shooting of unarmed youths in Makeni, Sierra Leone on Saturday 18th July 2020, calls for those responsible for the killing of at least five young protesters to be brought to [Read More]

Education and Health

WHO to increase COVID-19 testing from 500 up to 1000 a day in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2020: The World Health Organization Country Office has secured a grant of €500,000 from the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) through a strategic partnership to increase COVID-19 testing capacity from 500 up to 1000 tests per day in Sierra Leone. The support will ensure the procurement [Read More]

Economy & Business

Naija music artist – M Show is back with another stunning track

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2020: M Show releases her highly anticipated single titled “Gbera” which is produced, mixed and mastered by Boostmix. She is the 1st runner up of Whoepp Golden Chance contest. M Show’s love for music and life remains the driving force behind her music and ‘Gbera’ [Read More]

Economy & Business

Young people perceive COVID-19 as catalyst to re-shape Africa’s future

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 July 2020: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has published its first Now Generation Network Survey findings on the impact of COVID-19, entitled “COVID-19 in Africa: what does it mean for young people?” The report analyses youth perspectives on the challenges Africa faces as a direct result of [Read More]

Politics

ECOWAS urges members to collaborate in academic research

Abdul Malik Bangura: 25 July 2020: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has urged member states to collaborate in conducting academic research. This point was raised during the discussions last Wednesday, 23rd July 2020 at the Joint Committees meeting of the Committee on Education, Science and Culture and [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

BBC News in Africa increases reach to 132 million people a week

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 July 2020: The BBC’s global reach increased by 11% year on year in 2020 to 468.2m people a week – the highest number ever. BBC News in Africa has had an impressive year and now reaches 132 million people a week across 12 language services and [Read More]