Education and Health

Sierra Leonean who dropped out of med school after finding love now struggling in Jamaica

Stabroek News: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2021 Etta Isatu Findlay was on her way to earning a medical degree from the Carlos J. Finlay University of Medical Sciences. She said that she left her homeland of Sierra Leone in West Africa, and was receiving medical training at the Cuban [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone announces new Covid restrictions as infection cases rise sharply

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2021: The government of Sierra Leone through the agency responsible for managing its Covid-19 response strategy – NACOVERC, today announced new measures restricting the movement of people in the country, starting from next Monday 25th January 2021, in response to the alarming rise in the [Read More]

Politics

Bio’s government has brought a whole new level and type of corruption – says opposition APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s main opposition political party – the All People’s Congress (APC), today published a damning statement, accusing the Bio-led government of “State capture”, after reports of rampant corruption in the government. The Auditor General’s 2019 report on the government’s management and use of [Read More]

Economy & Business

867 people died in road traffic accidents in Sierra Leone in 2020

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) yesterday Wednesday, published its Annual Road Crash Data for the year 2020 at its headquarters in Freetown. Presenting the alarming data on the number of people who died last year in road accidents, Research and Development Manager – [Read More]

Politics

ACC 2020 performance in focus  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), has published information about its performance in 2020 in a document showing the work of the ACC. The infographics include statistics of cases reported and investigated, referrals, prosecutions, convictions, and recoveries made, and what to look forward to in [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Appeals Court upholds jail-term sentencing of former public officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has today published a statement to inform the general public that the Court of Appeal in Freetown, presided by the honourable Justice Miatta Maria Samba,  the honourable Justice Ansumana Ivan Sesay, and the honourable Justice Sulaiman Bah, yesterday 19th January [Read More]

Politics

COI accused persons of interest appeared at the Appeals Court in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: Finda Diana Konomanyi – a former APC government minister of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment, who also previously served in that government as minister of Local Government and Rural Development appeared last Monday at the Court of Appeal in Freetown, after filing an [Read More]

Politics

Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speak about Africa governance on Aljazeera

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: Last Monday, Mayor of Freetown – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, together with former president of Liberia – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and Botswana’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry – Bogolo Joy Kenewendo spoke with Aljazeera presenter – Femi Oke about governance and leadership in Africa. Their discussions [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leonean wins the 2021 imperial college distinguished alumni award

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2021: A Sierra Leonean, Ambassador Yvette Stevens (M.Sc., DIC., FSLIE, MIET) has won the 2021 Imperial College Distinguished Alumni Award The prestigious Imperial College London is a one-of-a-kind institution in the UK, focusing solely on science, engineering, medicine and business. It has been consistently rated [Read More]