Economy & Business

$34 million West African project supports rice farming in Bonthe and Kambia districts

Tamba Tengbeh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 October 2020: The Sierra Leone Regional Rice Value Chain Project (RRVCP) in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) last week held its inaugural National Steering Committee meeting to discuss the progress.  The Committee is responsible for providing high-level policy advice and oversee project [Read More]

Politics

Africa needs greater inclusion of women in peace and security processes

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 October 2020: The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) have called for greater inclusion of women in peace and security processes if Africa is to meet its development aspirations and enjoy meaningful stability. To mark the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Billions of Leones missing again in Sierra Leone government revenue – according to leaked Auditor General report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s 2019 Auditor General Report will soon be tabled in parliament for debate. And like all previous audit reports of successive governments, the 2019 Report is replete with evidence of massive misappropriation or mismanagement of public funds. According to a leaked copy of [Read More]

Politics

Civil society groups call for reinstatement of suspended members of parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 October 2020: Pressure is growing on the Speaker of Sierra Leone’s parliament to reinstate four members of parliament suspended for what the Speaker described as gross misconduct. One of the MPs suspended is Hindolo Moiwo Ngevao, who few weeks ago was on BBC Focus on Africa [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ghana records 786 million foreign direct investment in the first half of 2020

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2020: Ghana has recorded total investments of US$869.47 million, with total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) value amounting to US$785.62 million between January to June 2020 as FDI inflow showed rare strength in the final moments of the second quarter of the year, undeterred by the [Read More]

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]