Politics

I will not be distracted – Chief Minister Francis told the Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister – Professor David John Francis has today told the Sierra Leone Telegraph, that he will not be distracted by fake propaganda, stressing that his “focus is on His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio’s New Direction agenda of accelerated delivery”. Speaking [Read More]

Sports

Ghanaian footballer Benjamin Acheampong duped of over $1m

Piers Edwards (BBC Sport Africa): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2021: ‘They can’t treat us like animals,’ says Benjamin Acheampong, player ‘duped’ out of $1m. The Ghanaian footballer has been deprived of over $1m in a row with Egyptian giants Zamalek dating back to 2018 and despite the Court of [Read More]

Education and Health

No one is safe from Covid until everyone is safe from it

Dr Fawzia Hardy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2021: The Covid-19 infection has been around for just over a year now, but it is still wreaking havoc around the world. This pandemic has killed over 2 million people and no country has been spared. The United States which is regarded [Read More]

Politics

Did the APC score an own goal with the Commission of Inquiry?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2021: When President Bio took over from his predecessor Ernest Bai Koroma, he stated in a televised speech that “Corruption is at a level that can destroy this nation “and that “I consider the level of corruption that we have met as a [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Francis Ben Kaifala receives US government Anti-Corruption Champion Award

U.S. Embassy Freetown: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2021: Chargé d’Affairs at U.S. Embassy Freetown, Elaine M French, has presented Francis Ben Kaifala with the Department of State International Anti-Corruption Champions Award. Mr. Kaifala was honored for his leadership as the Commissioner of Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission, which has enhanced [Read More]

Politics

More revelations of alleged corruption in the office of Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 Febraury 2021: Editors of the US based Africanist Press – Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman, have today published more damning revelations about Sierra Leone government’s Chief Minister’s alleged financial impropriety. According to this latest story, Chief Minister Professor David Francis’ office accounts, [Read More]

Politics

Young man murdered ahead of Constituency 010 bye-election in Kailahun Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2021: There are allegations of the beating and stabbing of a young man in the Penguia Chiefdom in Kailahun last week by SLPP supporters, ahead of the hotly contested Constituency 010 bye-election in Kailahun. According to sources, the SLPP candidate took campaigners and police officers [Read More]

Politics

President Bio speaks about his government’s successes

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2021: Speaking in the southern provincial district of Pujehun last Friday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio said that in the next eighteen  months his government will build and furnish a Junior and Senior Secondary School of Excellence exclusively for girls. “It will cater for 300 [Read More]

Politics

Dr. Blyden asks Supreme Court not to strike out her Petition against President Bio

Saffea Komba: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2021: Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden OOR, whilst addressing the Supreme Court in the matter of her Elections Petition case against the 2018 election of President Bio, has argued against the striking out of her Petition. Representing herself in person, she was speaking on [Read More]