Education and Health

Lifting curfew temporarily and retaining restrictions – what is the logic?

Rodney Michael: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2020: There has been no vocal advocate and supporter of Sierra Leone’s (National Covid-19 Emergency Response Centre (NACOVERC) than me. I have defended and supported them in public and in privately  and written several articles in support of their handling of the COVID [Read More]

Politics

President Bio initiates public dialogue with civil society groups

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2020: Last Friday, president Dr Julius Maada Bio inaugurated the Government Civil Society Organisations’ dialogue series and hope that the public engagement will help strengthen and consolidate the country’s democratic values. “I am tasking my Government to infuse more candour and transparency in Government business [Read More]

Politics

If voting changes anything they will make It illegal

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 October 2020: There is a seeming temptation for people to assume that what is going on in American politics is a far-flung concern for Americans and Americans only. Wrong. As we painfully watch Donald Trump taking the butcher’s knife to the entrails of what [Read More]

Politics

President Bio at long last signs repeal of criminal libel laws

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 October 2020: After much dithering and political brinkmanship, president Bio has finally put his signature to the laws passed by parliament many months ago to repeal the country’s notorious laws that criminalised libel, marking the end of a bad law. The criminal libel laws have been [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF and Guinean authorities agree economic policies and reforms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 October 2020: President Alpha Conde, 82, won the hotly contested presidential election held last week, according to official results announced Saturday, setting the stage for a controversial third term. He will remain in office to oversee the country’s post-covid economic recovery. A staff team from the International [Read More]

Economy & Business

Twenty-one Billion Leones missing in three government ministries in Sierra Leone

Africanist Press: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 October 2020 Details of an internal audit into financial activities of the Maada Bio administration for the fiscal year 2019, an advance copy of which the Africanist Press has seen, reveal how three government ministries in Sierra Leone collectively spent a total of Le21 [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone parliament approves $40 million loan to boost education sector

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 October 2020: MPs in the parliament of Sierra Leone yesterday approved loan agreements totalling $40 million which the government has signed with the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) respectively, to help boost the country’s education [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone lifts Covid-19 curfew to ease pressure on economy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s National Centre for Covid-19 Response (NaCOVERC) yesterday announced that the government has decided with immediate effect, to lift the night time curfew imposed by the president early this year to help curb the transmission and spread of the Covid-19 virus across the [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio calls on citizens to take up farming

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 October 2020: President Julius Maada Bio last Saturday called on Sierra Leoneans to take up farming so as to help meet the country’s food sufficiency, which could reduce the vast sums of foreign exchange spent on importing rice. He made this call last week at the [Read More]