Politics

SLPP responds to PPRC report criticising its conduct of district level elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2021: Last week, Sierra Leone’s political parties’ watchdog – the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), published a scathing report criticising the ruling SLPP for its undemocratic approach in conducting its district level elections, ahead of a national convention that will elect the party’s 2023 presidential [Read More]

Politics

2015 census gave SLPP the upperhand to win 2018 elections – says Dr. Sylvia Blyden

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2021: As opposition parties’ scepticism grows over the SLPP government’s intention to conduct a national census in the next few weeks, amid fear that the Bio-led government is planning to inflate the population in its political stronghold and possibly create new constituencies that will increase [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone – Mining dispute threatens United States firms

Gregory Simpkins: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2021: The decision by Sierra Leone to shut down the operations of U.S.-owned SL Mining has called into question that government’s commitment to the rule of law with regard to foreign investors. Since the mid-1990s, the U.S. Government has initiated various programs to [Read More]

Politics

Access Now and CHRDI express concern over Cybercrime Bill

Access Now & CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2021: Access Now and Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) write to the honorable Speaker of Sierra Leone’s House of Parliament, Dr Abass Bundu, and Minister of Information and Communication, Mr. Mohamed Rahman Swaray, to express our concern over [Read More]

Politics

Four police officers arrested after shooting unarmed youth in private land dispute

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2021: After the shooting dead by police on Thursday of an unarmed young man – Alpha Kargbo in a private land dispute in Hastings that did not concern the police, there is growing call for the sacking of the Inspector General of Police who seems [Read More]

Politics

In Sierra Leone – police shot man dead in a private land dispute

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 April 2023: Just when you think that the ink is about to dry on the latest report by the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone into police brutality at a student demonstration in Freetown last Monday, where heavily armed police officers fired shots at protesting students [Read More]

Politics

President Bio summon parliamentarians to emergency meeting next Monday

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 April 2021: Parlaimentarians in Sierra Leone received a surprised notice from the Clerk of Parliament yesterday, saying that president Julius Maada Bio is convening an “emergency sitting” of all parliamentarians next Monday – 19th April 2021. There is no indication of what the emergency meeting is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Pandemic treaty must evolve into international technology accord – says Kojo Annan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2021: Proposals for an international pandemic treaty have been welcomed by an African entrepreneur and social reformer, but its spirit needs to go further. “We must spread vaccination across the world quickly and follow-up with technology equality in healthcare and the Climate Change battle,” urged [Read More]

Economy & Business

US Ambassador and Finance Minister Saffa discuss government economic policies

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2021: US ambassador to Sierra Leone, Mr. David Reimer on Tuesday, met with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa at his ministry’s office in Freetown. The meeting forms part of the US Ambassador’s wider engagement with senior  government officials, civil society organisations and [Read More]