Obituary

One of Sierra Leone’s philanthropists – Alpha Kalay has died in the UK

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2021: The death is reported of Mr Alpha Kalay, who passed away today after a short illness in hospital in the UK, aged 74. Mr. Alpha Kalay is a philanthropist and successful businessman living in Yorkshire in the UK. He was born in Kissy, Freetown, [Read More]

Politics

The ignoble lands minister of Sierra Leone – Dr Sandi has been sacked

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2021: The man many believed could have brought another war to Sierra Leone if he had been allowed to stay in his post as lands minister – Dr Dennis Sandi, has today been sacked in a snap ‘covid-19’ cabinet reshuffle by the president. Calls for [Read More]

Politics

Budget vote controllers must submit 2019 Audit Report Implementation Plan in three weeks

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2021: Vote controllers across Sierra Leone government departments and ministries – officials who are responsible for managing budgets, were told last week by the government’s Financial Secretary – Mr. Sahr Lahai Jusu, that they have got three weeks to submit their implementation plan of the [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Museveni invites Donald Trump to run for President in Africa

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2021: If anyone thought that what is happening in America and especially under the Trump Presidency will only affect America, you better think again. In the last ten days, we have seen an “insurrection”, deaths, a second impeachment that is scheduled for a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s ailing economy – overcoming the challenges – A rejoinder

John Mannah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2021: In his article on the urgent need to disassemble the SLPP government’s economic governance structure and reconstitute it with committees composed of technocrats from an eclectic mix of talents – corporate, civil society and others, Mr. Suma is suggesting that his proposal [Read More]

Politics

Freetown City Council launches local Digital Town Halls

FCC Communications: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2021: Freetown City Council (FCC) is pleased to announce the launch of digital town halls across 30 wards in Freetown. Adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, the town halls will provide a digital platform for residents to gather and discuss the development priorities for [Read More]

Education and Health

TV host Vickie Remoe is the author of a new book for children

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2021: Adama Loves Akara is a new children’s book from Sierra Leonean TV host Vickie Remoe that encourages early reading, family time, and multiculturalism. Illustrated by Luseni Kallon, the book was inspired by Remoe’s son, who exclaimed at age three that his early reader Bob [Read More]

Politics

Government of Sierra Leone will confiscate assets of COI persons of interest 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 January 2021: The Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice informed the media at a press conference held at the Ministry of Information and Communications on Tuesday, 12th January 2021, that it has commenced legal action to confiscate properties belonging to Persons of Interest. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ministry of planning and economic development and world vision visit water projects

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13th January 2021: Yesterday, the National Director of NGO Affairs in the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Eric Masallay along with World Vision International conducted field monitoring visit of the  Sustainable Water Project in the East of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The site visit was to inspect [Read More]