Politics

Sierra Leone has abolished the death penalty

Siera Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2021: Parliamentarians in Siera Leone have voted unanimously to abolish the death penalty after intense debate, making the country the 23rd African state to end capital punishment, widely regarded as a legacy of British colonial law enforcement regime. Since gaining independence in 1961, successive governments [Read More]

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ACC convicts former Rokel Commercial Bank official

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2021: Sierra Leone’s High Court presided by Justice Simeon Allieu on Thursday convicted Mohamed Sheku Turay, a former Banker at the Rokel Commercial Bank on two counts of corruption offences. Turay was sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred million Leones (Le 100,000,000.00) immediately [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Covid response agency challenges UK government travel red-list

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2021: Chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Corona Virus Response Center (NaCOVERC) Mr. Sheku F. Bangura has criticised the UK government’s decision to place Sierra Leone on its Covid red list of countries. Speaking at a press conference in Freetown last Wednesday, Mr Bangura said that [Read More]

Economy & Business

U.S. invests in Ghana’s Upper West Region to tackle poverty among subsistence farmers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2021: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the West Africa Trade & Investment Hub, has awarded a $1.2 million co-investment grant to Warc Group, a social enterprise with agricultural production and consulting operations in Ghana and Sierra Leone, to help smallholder farmers [Read More]

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President Bio’s cabinet approves Gender Empowerment Bill for parliamentary debate  

SLAWIJ Communications: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2021: Ministers of Cabinet under the leadership of President Julius Maada Bio yesterday Wednesday, approved the ‘Gender Empowerment Bill’ put forward and sponsored by the Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs Ms. Manty Tarawalli. Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs Ms. Manty Tarawalli [Read More]

Economy & Business

TENN and SELCO Foundation partner to drive sustainable energy innovation in Sierra Leone

Anthony Kamara, Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 July 2021:  The Energy Nexus Network (TENN), a regional energy ecosystem hub in Sierra Leone and SELCO Foundation, an Indian NGO have formed a strategic partnership to combine their expertise and build innovative sustainable energy delivery models for the rural population in Sierra [Read More]

Economy & Business

Scaling-up off-grid solar to unlock energy access for 120 million households in Africa says new report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2021: The European Investment Bank and the International Solar Alliance today published a new study outlining solutions to overcome key affordability and investment challenges holding back off-grid solar investment across Africa. “Increased use of off-grid solar technology across Africa is essential to harness clean and [Read More]

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Government ministers are not entitled to be called Honourable – Sierra Leone parliament rules

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2021: The obsession of many prominent Sierra Leoneans in public life taking on the title of “Honourable” has been dealt a big blow today after the country’s parliament decided that only elected members of parliament and Judges can be called Honourable. The Speaker of Parliament, [Read More]

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We have vaccinated over 150,000 people with first dose and nearly 90,000 second dose – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2021: On Monday, President Bio and Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr Autin Demby, concluded a teleconference with Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi the vaccine alliance, resulting in the agreement to deliver another consignment of vaccines very soon to Sierra Leone. The President said [Read More]