Politics

President Bio is recovering in Lebanon after serious medical treatment

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 September 2020: After leaving Sierra Leone last week for Lebanon on what State House in Freetown described in a statement as a ‘private visit’, more is now known about the true reason for president Bio’s trip to Lebanon. Following last week’s unconfirmed report that the president [Read More]

Politics

Freetown City Council versus government – president Bio must stop this futile cold war

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2020: A cold war of sorts is being fought over the Municipality of Freetown that is affecting its long-suffering residents. Freetown is Sierra Leone’s major urban, economic, financial, cultural, educational and political centre, as it is the seat of the Government of Sierra [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone ministry of lands implicated in another illegal land grabbing scandal

Joe Walker: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2020: On Wednesday 26th August of this year, unidentified persons break the padlock of the gates of property belonging to Mr. John D. Okrafo-Smart situated at the above address and carted away with construction materials estimated to worth millions of leones (i.e. seven [Read More]

Economy & Business

Dr Adesina sworn in for second term as President of  African Development Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2020: “Let us move forward, driven by the power of our mission, inspired by the primacy of our vision and emboldened by the strength of our togetherness……Today, a rainbow stretches from the 81 member countries of the African Development Bank across the deep blue skies [Read More]

Politics

ACC takes action on Auditor General’s Audit Reports

Patrick Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2020: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to update the general public of the actions and steps it has taken to address critical issues raised in the Auditor General’s Audit Reports of Sierra Leone. These interventions focused on aspects of possible, or alleged corruption, [Read More]

Politics

Government of Sierra Leone taken to court over Provinces Lands Act

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2020: Last Friday, 28th August 2020, the Krio Descendants Yunion in collaboration with the Krio Community organisation – representing millions of people of Krio ancestry and heritage – both in Sierra Leone and overseas,  filed a lawsuit at the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone, challenging [Read More]

Politics

The choice could not be clearer at Sierra Leone’s 2023 elections – Op ed

Yankuba Kaisamba: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 September 2020: A president who can bring our people together and hold the country together, or a president who divides us and expose us to political instability and uncertainties? In less than three years, the people of Sierra Leone will vote to elect a [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s journalists condemn spread of hate messages on social media

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 September 2020: The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), in a press statement issued last Friday 28 August, 2020, signed by its Secretary General –  Mohamed Asmieu Bah, says that it is concerned about the proliferation of videos, audios, and voice notes with [Read More]

Education and Health

School in Sierra Leone takes centre stage at the World Education Week

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 September 2020: One of Sierra Leone’s primary school – the EducAid Maronka Primary School in Port Loko, northern Sierra Leone will next month play a key part in the world’s biggest grassroots online education conference – World Education Week. EducAid Maronka Primary School, noted for its [Read More]