Education and Health

Help finally arrives for Etta the Sierra Leonean lady stranded in Jamaica

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2021: Help has finally arrived for Etta and her twenty year-old daughter, after world-wide publicity by the media including the Sierra Leone Telegraph about her sad story of love, estrangement, and abandonment by her husband in the island of Jamaica. But thankfully, in the last [Read More]

Politics

President Bio pledges $1 million funding for UN peacebuilding around the world

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s President Dr Julius Maada Bio, yesterday called on UN member states to mobilise support for the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), and has himself pledged $1 million, which he said Sierra Leone will pay annually at a rate of $200,000 over the next [Read More]

Economy & Business

$37 million investment for SMEs in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Mali

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2021: The USAID-funded West Africa Trade & Investment Hub has announced its first co-investment project with Stichting Cordaid (Cordaid), managed by Cordaid Investment Management B.V. (CIM), to increase access to finance by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Burkina Faso, [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Joe Biden did not win the US elections – Donald Trump lost: Any lessons for the APC?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2021: Just when America is inching its way back from one of its darkest days in history, just when America is returning to some form of optimism and fresh approaches, it may sound preposterous to say that Joe Biden did not win the [Read More]

Politics

Guinea’s persistent bullying of Sierra Leone in Yenga calls for rethink of priorities

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2021: First of all, it should be clear to all by now that Guinea has adopted a CRY-BABY attitude over Yenga. Though it is a known fact from African History and the geographical studies of the Mano River basin that Yenga belongs to [Read More]

Education and Health

China donates100,000 disposable masks for healthcare staff in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2021: Following a request from Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation in 2020 to meet the urgent needs of the country’s COVID-19 response, the UN has helped to arrange the shipment of one hundred thousand disposable face masks donated by Guo Kong Health Management [Read More]

Politics

Auditor General and Anti-Corruption Commissioner questioned by parliamentary committee

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2021: Sierra Leone’s Auditor General – Lara Taylor-Pearce and the Anti-Corruption Commissioner – Francis Ben Kaifala, were both last week summoned by the country’s Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament – Sengepoh Solomon to answer questions about the Audit [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Auditor General – Lara Taylor-Pearce – works strictly by the rules

Memuna Forna: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2021: In January 2013 Lara Taylor-Pearce, Sierra Leone’s Auditor General (AG) who was appointed in 2011, was summoned to Parliament to appear before the Public Accounts Committee. She had caused a nationwide uproar by making the Audit Service’s 2011 annual report publicly available; something her [Read More]

Education and Health

Lost and found in Freetown – a policeman saves the day

Guru Mike: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2021: A lot of people make disparaging remarks about the police in Sierra Leone and look on them negatively. However, I recently had an experience that casts one in a more positive light – SLP OSD Hinger Lebbie. I was on a business [Read More]