Politics

Another public official Charles Mambu accused of corruption seeks to clear his name

Sierra Leone: 30 September 2020: Many Sierra Leoneans as well as international donors were appalled at the devastating misappropriation of millions of dollars meant for those dying of the Ebola virus that struck Sierra Leone in 2013/2014, as thousands perished because of lack of medical care. An investigation conducted by [Read More]

Politics

Former president Koroma and others issued travel ban

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2020: The Attorney General of Sierra Leone – Anthony Brewah, has issued travel ban on the former president of the country – Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, along with scores of ministers and senior public officials who served under his government before his ruling party was [Read More]

Education and Health

Why the African Voice must be heard in Britain

Dele Ogun: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2020: This paper was delivered by Dele Ogun (Photo), Convenor of the Fatherland Group at the 19th anniversary celebration of the African Voice Newspaper on 19th September 2020. I was a boy of 7 when I came to Britain in 1969 from my [Read More]

Politics

Two former APC government officials accused of corruption say the COI allegations are false

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2020: As Sierra Leoneans try to make sense of the hundreds of pages of indictment and accusations of corruption listed in the Commissions of Inquiry reports published last week by the government, some former senior officials in the erstwhile Koroma government (Photo above: Karefa Kargbo) [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government White Paper on corruption – opposition APC fires back

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC party whose members, including its leadership have been indicted by the Commissions of Inquiry into corruption and abuse of office by the former APC government, yesterday published a statement in response to the government’s decision to confiscate their assets [Read More]

Politics

Cameroon – Repression of protests and attacks against the media must be investigated

ARTICLE 19: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2020: ARTICLE 19 urges the Cameroonian authorities to investigate the excessive use of force during peaceful protests in Yaounde and other cities in Cameroon on 22 September 2020. They must immediately release all protesters who were arrested solely for expressing their opinion and [Read More]

Politics

ECOWAS mediation team upholds sanctions on Mali as new leader sworn in

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: Mali’s new president was sworn in yesterday, Friday, after five weeks of uncertainty following a military led coup which saw the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. The new president who is 70-year-old former Defence Minister – Bah Ndaw (Photo above in white), was selected [Read More]

Economy & Business

China’s Kingho Mining takes over Tonkolili Iron Ore mining operations in Sierra Leone 

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: The government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources last Thursday handed over the Tonkolili Iron Ore mining operations to Chinese owned – Kingho Mining Company Limited. The handing over ceremony which took place at the Bumbuna [Read More]

Politics

Detailed Reports of the Commissions of Inquiry now available

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: As the dust settles following the publication of the Commissions of Inquiry Reports and the government’s White Papers  responding to the recommendations of the Commissions, questions are being asked about vital information that appears to be missing in the published White Papers. For instance, [Read More]