Politics

Sierra Leone scales down Covid-19 response as number of deaths remains low

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2020: As countries across the world ramp up their response to the unfolding second wave of the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic that has killed over one million people, authorities in Sierra Leone have decided its time to scale down the government’s response. This decision was announced [Read More]

Politics

Case against former Mayor Herbert George Williams must now be dropped   

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2020: The prosecution is now stalled in the trial of Abu Bakarr Daramy and Herbert George – Williams, after the two eye witnesses who were present at the scene of crime (Lumley round about in Freetown) on the 31st of March 2018, when the late [Read More]

Politics

Head of UN in Sierra Leone meets president Bio at State House

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2020: Newly appointed United Nations Resident to Sierra Leone – Mr. Babatunde Ahonsi, last Thursday called on President Dr Julius Maada Bio to present his letter of appointment by the UN Secretary General. ”It is with utmost humility and great honour that I present my [Read More]

Politics

President Bio commissions four inshore patrol boats to protect the country’s territorial waters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2020: Yesterday Thursday, president Dr Julius Maada Bio commissioned four inshore patrol boats at the White Man’s Bay Navy Headquarters in Murray Town, Freetown. Speaking at the ceremony to mark the occasion, Commander of the Maritime Wing, Captain Navy Philip Juana, said that the role [Read More]

Politics

Disputed 2018 election in the Freetown constituency 110 to be held in December

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has finally published the date for the conduct of the controversial Parliamentary re-run bye election in constituency 110 which was marred by violence. It comes over a year after the last polling results were cancelled. [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio launches 2020 Poppy Day Remembrance Week

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today launched the 2020 Poppy Remembrance Week in honour of all military servicemen and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. Co-Chairman Remembrance Day Planning Committee, Commissioner Rashid Thomas II, said remembering the Poppy Day [Read More]

Education and Health

Aberdeen’s oldest citizen – Mr Mohamed Sallieu Thomas celebrates 100 NOT OUT

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2020: Born on 17th October 1920, Mr Mohamed Sallieu Thomas is one of Freetown’s oldest residents, and arguably the oldest in Aberdeen, West of Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is the patriarch of the Thomas family of Aberdeen – descendants of Liberated Africans slaves who founded [Read More]

Economy & Business

Thousands of businesses to benefit from electronic cash registers in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa, on Monday commissioned five thousand Electronic Cash Registers (ECR) which will be rolled out immediately across hotels and supermarkets in the country. The National Revenue Authority (NRA) last week, held a five-day technical training for stakeholders [Read More]

Politics

Yesterday at the Appeals Court – APC legal communications team clarifies

APC Legal Communications: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2020: Lawyers representing the APC Members of Parliament that were removed from Parliament immediately after the general elections in 2018, yesterday October 20th 2020, told the Court of Appeal that they have instructions from their clients not to file synopsis or argue [Read More]