Politics

President Bio departs Freetown on a ten-day business trip abroad

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has departed Sierra Leone today for South Africa to attend the ‘Investing in African Mining Indaba 2020’, billed as the largest of such conferences in Africa. According to State House Media and Communications Unit report, President Bio will be [Read More]

Politics

Security of deputy internal affairs minister Leema accused of killing a young man today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2020: Tonight there are mixed reports coming from Freetown about the shooting of a young man earlier today, whose body was found lying next to the residential property of Sierra Leone’s deputy internal affairs minister – Lahai Lawrence Leema in Juba, Freetown. Some reports say [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government opens access to national economic data

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2020: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the Bank of Sierra Leone, Statistics Sierra Leone and the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation last Thursday launched the Sierra Leone Economic Data Analytics website. The website was launched by Deputy Minister of Finance – [Read More]

Politics

President Bio calls for transformation and innovation in learning

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2020 President Dr Julius Maada Bio this week engaged stakeholders from the education sector in the country on his human capital development drive, and called for more transformation and innovation across the education sector. His call came as students at the highest seat of learning [Read More]

Politics

China donates 60 computers to Fatima Bio in support of basic education in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2020: China’s ambassador to Sierra Leone, Hu Zhangliang has donated 60 computers to Mrs Fatima Bio, as part of China’s commitment to supporting president Bio’s free quality education programme, aimed at 2 million boys and girls across the country. Presenting the computers, the ambassador thanked [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2020: For the first time in a decade, investment expenditure rather than consumption, accounts for more than half of Africa’s GDP growth, according to the Africam Economic Outlook Report published today by the African Development Bank in Ivory Coast . The report calls for urgent [Read More]

Politics

Whats happening to Sierra Leone’s Tokpoi party?

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2020: The 2018 elections victory that trumpeted Julius Maada Bio as president into State House, was largely seen by many in Sierra Leone as a beacon of hope for a post-APC governance. But after almost two years in office, some Sierra Leoneans [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s politicians must repeal criminal libel laws now – an Op ed

Kelvin Lewis: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2020: Since the Criminal Libel Law was imported from Ghana and passed into law in Sierra Leone in 1965, succeeding Governments and the Politicians have used it mainly against journalists. In the 1980’s the pattern was to arrest the journalist after Muslim prayers [Read More]

Politics

NGC’s Dr. Bright calls on president Bio to convene a national economic summit

Bashiru Vandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2020: Appearing on AYV Television yesterday, 28 January 2020, the chairman of Sierra Leone’s opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party – Dr Dennis Bright, spoke about the ideological differences between the NGC, the ruling Paopa SLPP and the APC, as he sets out [Read More]