Education and Health

Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine gives hope to millions of Africans

Dr F Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph 30 December 2020 Today’s announcement by the UK government that it has approved the Oxford – AstraZeneca vaccine, has brought hope to millions in Africa, who had felt disappointed at the logistical nightmare of transporting and storing the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on the continent for [Read More]

Politics

ACC hands over 8 billion Leones cheque to president Bio

ACC Public Relations Office: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 December 2020: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wishes to inform the general public that it has presented to His Excellency, President Brig. (Rtd.) Dr. Julius Maada Bio, a cheque of EIGHT BILLION LEONES (Le 8BN) as part of a total of TWENTY-SIX BILLION [Read More]

Economy & Business

Human organ trafficking on the rise as demand outstrips supply

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 December 2020: The black market for human body parts is booming in the Middle East. A kidney now costs 262,000 dollars (131 million CFA francs); the heart costs 119,000 dollars (60 million CFA francs) and the liver costs 157,000 dollars (79 million CFA francs). Beware of [Read More]

Politics

Multi-party local government councils are vital for Sierra Leone’s democracy – Op-ed

Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden OOR: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 December 2020: Before proceeding with the main point of this article, let me briefly state that only an inane thinker will not easily recognise why the SLPP and President Bio are obsessed with bringing down Sylvia Blyden in this country. Who [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s 2015-2018 Auditor General Reports – What has the ACC achieved so far?

ACC Public Relations Office: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2020: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), in this 6th media release, wishes to update the general public of the actions and steps it has taken to address critical issues raised in Audit Reports of Sierra Leone, 2015-2018. These interventions focused on aspects [Read More]

Politics

Your ID card is not just for collecting cash from Western Union

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2020: A video clip has been making the rounds on social media, in which Mr Sinneh Kamara, Head of Burial Team, Ministry of Health and Sanitation depicts a very sorry state in our country. Watching the clip, there is a temptation to heap [Read More]

Politics

President Bio speaks to the media at a State House cocktail for journalists

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 December 2020: On 18 December 2020, as has become customary for a sitting president of Sierra Leone, president Bio spoke to the country’s journalists at a special end of year cocktail dinner hosted at State House. This annual event in the country’s media calendar, is usually [Read More]

Politics

Health Ministry hires construction company for catering services costing 2.3 billion Leones

Lawrence Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 December 2020: It is appalling as it is alarming to note that the National Corona Virus Emergency Response Centre (NaCOVERC) could hire a construction company to provide catering services for quarantined homes when there are catering services providers across Sierra Leone. The 2019 Auditor [Read More]

Politics

Africa – which way now?

The Great Sayedna: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 December 2020: For countless decades, political scientists, pundits and ideologists that are well versed on subjects relating to ethical ideals, principles and doctrines affiliated with a class or a large group of people have been pondering over the best ways our societies must [Read More]