Politics

ACC reacts to allegations of corruption in Sierra Leone parliament

Patrick Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2020: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) notes public reactions and rightful concerns on allegations of corruption within the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone, emanating from the 2019 Perceptions Survey Report commissioned in April, 2020, by the Public Financial Management Consortium led by the [Read More]

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I almost took my own life because of the ACC – says professor unjustly criminalised

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2020: A university professor from Nigeria, who has lived and worked in Sierra Leone for several years, last year became the subject of gross abuse of human rights and injustice in the hands of the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after he  was arrested and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Parliament exposes corruption in China Kingho’s deal

Fritong Post Investigating Team: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2020: As the Parliamentary Committee on Transparency and Accountability continues to probe Sierra Leone’s National Minerals Agency (NMA), more questions than answers have emerged regarding the circumstances under which four large-scale mining licenses were granted to China Kingho Company Limited. It [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone parliament’s corruption indictment conundrum

Oswald Hanciles, The Guru: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2020: The Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has not only just got  “its knickers in a twist” – an English idiom I learned from the writings of  one of the top one percent of columnists in the country, Engineer [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone trade ministry to roll out national micro credit for small businesses

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s minister of trade and industry, Dr. Hinga Sandy, told reporters at a press briefing last week that his ministry has embarked on various institutional reforms for effective service delivery. He said that the new structures will speak to the needs of the [Read More]

Politics

NRM’s position on the search for negotiated settlement to peace in the opposition APC

Osman Bikal Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 September 2020: We at the National Reformation Movement (NRM) wish to inform the public that we have met with the APC leadership over the past one month to try to resolve the constitutional issues which form the centre of interest of our reformation [Read More]

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Former Sierra Leone rebel leader – Augustine Gbao is released early from prison

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s U.N backed tribunal said yesterday, Wednesday it will grant conditional early release to a former rebel leader in prison for crimes against humanity committed during the country’s brutal civil war. (Photo above: A child victim of the rebel war in Sierra Leone [Read More]

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APC government did not embezzle public housing sale proceeds – says ACC report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 September 2020: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its second media release published on Monday, 7 September 2020, “has updated the general public of the actions and steps” it says it has taken “to address critical issues raised in the Auditor General’s Reports of Sierra Leone, for [Read More]

Politics

Where is Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 September 2020: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone is now out of the country for over two weeks without any update from State House about his health, welfare or whereabouts. People of Sierra Leone are quite right to be concerned. The last report about the [Read More]