Education and Health

Sierra Leonean in Canada faces second-degree murder charge

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2021: A 27-year-old man from the Sierra Leone community in Winnipeg, Canada, is in police custody and facing second-degree murder charges in connection with a January 28, 2021 assault on Craig Street in Winnipeg. Issa Pa Musa was arrested last Monday evening in the death [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone President Bio calls for African unity on UN Security Council reform

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 February 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio took part yesterday in a virtual conference of the 34th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, to discuss efforts of the Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government (C10), which President Bio chairs, in reforming the UN [Read More]

Politics

ACC commissioner Kaifala elected to the African Union Advisory Board on corruption

ACC Publicity Office: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2021: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is pleased to inform the general public that, the African Union (AU) Executive Council has, on 4th February, 2021, elected the Head of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone, Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala Esq., to the African [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s ministry of mines debunks allegations of illegal shipping of iron ore

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2021: Following the publication yesterday of allegations made in parliament this week by the opposition APC party parliamentary leader – Chernor M. Bah, accusing the Bio-led government of secretly permitting the Chinese mining company – Kingho Mining Company Ltd to ship millions of dollars worth [Read More]

Economy & Business

Construction of ECOWAS logistics depot at Lungi intensifies

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 February 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development Dr. Francis Kai-Kai held a meeting yesterday Friday, with a visiting ECOWAS delegation and members of the National Project Committee (NCP) – a Task Force established for the ECOWAS Logistics Depot construction project in Lungi, Freetown, [Read More]

Politics

Freetown City Council hosts sanitation symposium ahead of CityLab 2021

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 February 2021: Last Monday,  the Mayor of Freetown – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, hosted a sanitation symposium which was attended by over 50 participants in person and via zoom, representing central government, international development partners, donors, private sector organisations, FCC sanitation department and the FCC sanitation committee. The [Read More]

Politics

Ombudsman presents report to President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 February 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday received the 2019-2020 annual report of the country’s Ombudsman – Leon Jenkins-Johnston. Assuring the Ombudsman of his support for the Ombudsman office and its independence, president Bio said: “My government has supported the legal right to government information, [Read More]

Politics

President Bio rewards his best performing ministries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 February 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone yesterday gave awards to three “top-performing ministries”, at the inaugural Presidential Award ceremony at State House. The controversial Presidential Award was given to the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, the Ministry of Finance, and [Read More]

Politics

ACC indicts senior officials of the Sierra Leone civil aviation authority for corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 February 2021: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) last Tuesday, filed an indictment against Julian Clarke, Human Resource Manager at the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA), along with Sallieu Kargbo, Senior Finance Officer at SLCAA – both resident of Freetown, on a total of nine counts of [Read More]