Politics

All is not well at Sierra Leone’s Social Welfare Ministry

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2021: I visited the Sierra Leone Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs to see the minister regarding our container of mobility aids for disabled people in the country. The minister sat in her office, looking rather intently at the documents in [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Donald Trump – the emperor who could have been King in Africa

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2021: Trump has finally succeeded in toppling Covid from the charts, months after competing for front page news. The death throes of Trump’s administration have been mired in the infamous “attempted coup” or insurrection aimed at overthrowing Joe Biden, the democratically elected President [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s  Auditor General is under siege  – don’t shoot the messenger

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2021: It would seem that the latest reports from Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) have sparked a considerable amount of controversy. Simply put, people are split along two lines. Those who are not fans of the current government remark that with such incriminating [Read More]

Economy & Business

Liberia should prioritise supply of Liberian dollar – says IMF, what about Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2021: As Sierra Leone struggles with its money supply, last month – December 21, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first and second reviews of Liberia’s economic performance, under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). “Priority should be given to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Kingho and Sierra Leone government sign railway and port lease agreement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 09 January 2021: Yesterday, the management of Kingho Investment Company Limited signed a lease agreement with officials of the mining and minerals sector of Sierra Leone for the use of railway and port facilities that will ensure the company’s subsidiary – Kingho Railway and Port Company Limited [Read More]

Politics

A to-do-list for the government and people of Sierra Leone in 2021

Dr Babatunde Ahonsi (UN Rep in Sierra Leone): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 09 January 2021: As we put a very challenging 2020 behind us, Sierra Leone like the rest of the world must seek to build forward better from the devastating socioeconomic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and prevent a major [Read More]

Politics

President Bio attends Ghana’s President’s swearing-in ceremony

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 09 January 2021: Last Thursday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio joined colleagues Heads of states at the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect of the Republic of Ghana Nana Dankwa Addo Akufo-Addo. Taking his oath of office, President Akufo-Addo said: “I further solemnly swear that should I at [Read More]

Politics

Storming of the United States Capitol

Ambassador Maria Brewer: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 08 January 2021: The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.  They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power that [Read More]

Politics

Was the attack on the Capitol a rally, protest or insurrection?

April Simpson: Center for Public Integrity: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 08 January 2021: “Not since the War of 1812 has our Capitol seen a mass breach by armed combatants. We only begin to scratch the surface this week of understanding how a mob of white supremacists, waving Confederate flags and incited [Read More]