Sierra Leoneans in Europe protesting against president Bio at the London Black in the Park

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2020: Today Monday, 31st August is a Bank holiday in England, and what normally would be the London West Indian Carnival, will because of the COVID-19 pandemic, instead be celebrated by thousands of people who will march in London to highlight the continuing killing of [Read More]

Education and Health

Social media use and abuse in Sierra Leone

Lamin Costo Daramy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2020: Social media is the new means of communication that has taken over our lives. We go online basically for most of the things we want, but most importantly to keep abreast of things happening  -from news, shopping and travel to everyday [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Afrobarometer survey – the people have spoken

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 August 2020: The people have spoken. I recall an incident in the 2010/2011 campaign for the SLPP flagbearership in Kenema. All of us 19 aspirants were present at a gathering of our supporters and the general SLPP membership at the Holy Trinity hall. Our [Read More]

Economy & Business

Government of Sierra Leone budget credibility questioned

Lawrence Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2020: The Public Financial Management Consortium (PFMC) has questioned the credibility of the Sierra Leone government budget. Critical analyses by the Consortium documented in two separate reports launched yesterday indicate that government expenditure surpasses revenue generation. (Photo above – Finance minister JJ Saffa). [Read More]


President Bio flip-flops on ministerial reappointment over stolen Chinese rice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2020: Emily Kadiatu Gogra – the impugned deputy minister of basic and senior secondary education who was sacked by president Bio, and charged to court just four months ago by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for her involvement in the disappearance of 50,000 bags of rice [Read More]


President Bio’s visit to economically battered Lebanon amid COVID-19 raises questions

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2020: A press statement issued last night by State House in Freetown says that: “His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio will depart Sierra Leone today, Thursday 27 August 2020, on a private visit to the Republic of Lebanon. His Excellency will be accompanied by [Read More]


Sierra Leone has lost another bright star – Medical Doctor Jumoke Koso-Thomas

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2020: In recent weeks, Sierra Leone has lost a few of its young and brilliant men and women, who died through non-COVID related illness, including the country’s Deputy High Commissioner to the UK – Mrs Agnes Dugba Macauley who was buried in Kono last week. [Read More]


Lawyers for Palo Conteh denied access to court papers as Blyden’s case is also adjourned

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2020: Last Tuesday, a defense lawyer acting for the Retired Major Alfred Palo Conteh, Wara Serry-Karmal, told Appeals Court judges that the State has refused to provide documents relating to the treason trial to enable her client Palo Conteh, file his appeal against the court’s [Read More]


Social media and the spreading of hate politics

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2020: The advent of social media at face value, should be a blessing and a rod of enlightenment. Before social media, the manufacturing, dissemination and consumption of information was totally controlled by the few. Those were the days when whole countries, societies, and [Read More]