Politics

Millennium Challenge Corporation Chief Executive meets president Bio at State House

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2020: After the failure of successive governments of Sierra Leone to convince the US government funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to include Sierra Leone in their short list of African countries that have received hundreds of millions of dollars in grant-aid to help pay for [Read More]

Politics

EU support for Kambia local council and CSOs launched in Kambia district

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2020: Sierra Leone’s minister of planning and economic development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai has reiterated his call for effective coordination, ownership and people cantered processes that are critical to achieving the objectives of the government’s Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2019-2023 at the local community level. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Female entrepreneur loses thousands of dollars investment in Sierra Leone – still no justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 October 2020: Just when she thought it was safe and the right decision to return home to Sierra Leone to invest her hard earned cash in her country of birth, Mrs Annie Metzger has witnessed all her hard work and investments gone up in smoke, as [Read More]

Economy & Business

ACC investigated and charged three tax officials for stealing billions of foreign travel tax revenue

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2020: Following the publication of a report by the Africanist Press about the Billions of Leones stolen by tax officials working for the country’s National Revenue Authority (NRA), the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday issued a statement saying that they had conducted an investigation into the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Billions in foreign travel tax revenue missing in Sierra Leone government account – says new report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2020: Just as the New Direction government of President Julius Maada Bio says it is beginning to get grips with massive corruption in the country, then comes revelation that Billions of Leones are being siphoned into private accounts of corrupt officials and private corporations. A [Read More]

Politics

Threats to credible elections in Cote D’ivoire

Mubin Adewumi Bakare: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2020: Cote d’Ivoire is one of six ECOWAS member states scheduled to hold elections in 2020. The 31 October vote will be the fifth presidential election since the death of the ‘pere foundateur de la nation’ (father of the nation) Felix Houphouet [Read More]

Politics

Will the Bio-led government implement the recommendations of the Constitutional Review Report? Op ed

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 October 2020: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), established in 2002 urged the Government of Sierra Leone to give “serious consideration” to the creation of a “new constitution”, in order to contribute to human rights and democracy in the country. All the political [Read More]

Politics

Opposition APC criticises political and civil society’s response to the Makeni ACC standoff

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 October 2020: After receiving widespread condemnation for his supporters’ behaviour last Thursday outside his home in Makeni, where hundreds of angry youths staged protests and blocked the road leading to his house, to prevent Anti-Corruption Commission investigators from meeting with him, former president of Sierra Leone [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone police arrest suspects in the ACC corruption investigation standoff in Makeni

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2020: Sierra Leone police have arrested a group of people they believe are behind the organised human shield that was mobilised outside the home of former president Ernest Bai Koroma that prevented Anti-Corruption investigators from attending a scheduled meeting with the former president at his [Read More]