Politics

Dr Blyden calls for end to Covid state of emergency as CDC lists Sierra Leone as low risk

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2020: The Centre for Decease Control (CDC) has listed Sierra Leone as one of only four countries in Africa, including Benin, Ivory Coast, and Rwanda, where travel and health risk due to Covid -19 is rated as low. The four new COVID-19 levels and travel [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio unveils plans to effectively manage Sierra Leone’s marine resources 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2020: Sierra Leone’s President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today unveiled plans to tackle illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in the country which is costing the government an estimated $100 million a year in lost revenue. The fishing sector currently contributes between 10-12 percent of [Read More]

Politics

Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr named among top 100 most influential Women in the World

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2020: The BBC has today published its list of top 100 most inspirational and influential women in the World., and Sierra Leone’s capital city –  Freetown’s Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is among those named in the leadership category of the BBC 100 Women in 2020, for her [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s former president Koroma interrogated for corruption and money laundering

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2020: Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma was today interrogated by lawyers acting for the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after the publication of a government White Paper on the findings of a High Court Judge-led commission of inquiry, into what the SLPP government describes [Read More]

Politics

Vice President Jalloh engages African Peer Review Mission to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2020: A targeted review team from the African Peer Review Mechanism, APRM, and the Sierra Leone National Governance Council last Friday, met with Vice President Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh in Freetown to share their mission objectives on governance and COVID 19. Head of delegation and [Read More]

Education and Health

Why parliamentarians play a pivotal role in the fight against malaria in Sierra Leone

Moses Baimba Jorkie – MP: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2020: Headaches, high temperatures and feeling hot and shivery: these are just some of the symptoms that millions suffering from malaria face each day. Malaria – one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases – continues to devastate populations, particularly [Read More]

Education and Health

Court case filed against Tanzania to overturn ban on pregnant girls attending school

Equality Now: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2020: International women’s rights organization – Equality Now, alongside its partner in Tanzania, last Friday filed a joint case at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights against the Government of Tanzania, seeking to overturn the country’s discriminatory policy of permanently expelling [Read More]

Politics

Conditional early release of prisoners convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Residual Special Court: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2020: In view of misinformation being circulated online about the treatment of prisoners convicted by the Special Court, in part by several of the prisoners themselves but also by persons living outside of Sierra Leone, the Residual Special Court, or RSCSL, finds [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio lays foundation for construction of major road in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2020: On Saturday, 14 November 2020, President Dr Julius Maada Bio laid the foundation for the construction of a major road network in the far West of the capital Freetown. The thirteen miles long Goderich-Funkia road, will benefit over 30,000 people in the outlying communities, [Read More]