In Focus

Sierra Leone’s Afro-pop artist Drizilik on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Heartless Crew

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 March 2021: Last Sunday, 21st of March 2021, BBC Radio 1Xtra Africa focus show, highlighted four of the best new artists coming out of the African continent, including Sierra Leone’s Afro-pop artist – Drizilik. Artist and producer Silvastone introduced Dj Fonti, Mighty Moe and MC Bushkin [Read More]

Politics

Mayor Aki Sawyerr mobilises emergency humanitarian response to Freetown fire disaster

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2021: Yesterday morning, in the wake of the fire disaster that destroyed hundreds of properties, leaving thousands destitute in the Susan Bay slum community in Freetown, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr joined the Director General of the newly formed National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), Lieutenant General (Rtd) Sesay, [Read More]

Politics

Lands minister Senesie says he is determined to protect state land and forest reserves

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 March 2021: On Tuesday, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Lands, Housing and Country Planning, Dr. Turad Senesie visited the Mount Sugar Loaf Community, where a major landslide caused by heavy rains and soil erosion in 2017 killed over a thousand people, most of whom where children sleeping [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio calls for sustainable partnership to end energy poverty

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio today called for the formation of a sustainable partnership to address the country’s perennial energy shortage, which he said is costing the government over Le140 Billion in subsidy to provide electricity. Addressed a roundtable of energy sector stakeholders, he [Read More]

Politics

We must continue to heed the lessons if we are to build better and stronger – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2021: President Dr. Julius Maada Bio today responded to the Report on the Targeted Review on Health Governance and Covid -19 Response in Sierra Leone. Speaking to eminent leaders from across the continent at the New Brookfields Hotel in Freetown, this is what President Bio [Read More]

Politics

Thousands left homeless in Susan Bay Freetown by raging inferno 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2021: One of the poorest slum communities in the capital Freetown – the Susan Bay community was engulfed in a massive blaze of fire last night, destroying properties and leaving thousands of people destitute. It is not clear what could have started the fire, but [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s Council of Churches says levels of river pollution are appalling 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2021: Marking this year’s World Water Day on Monday 22nd March 2021, the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone (CCSL) has expressed serious concern about the levels of pollution in many of the rivers in Sierra Leone, especially the Taia River. According to the CCSL, [Read More]

Politics

Concerns grow over Sierra Leone government’s proposed cyber-crimes legislation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2021: As the debate continues over the rationale of the government of Sierra Leone’s proposed legislation on cyber-crimes which has gone through its second and penultimate reading in parliament, the minister of information – Mohamed Rahman Swarray has held whistle-stop meetings with students at the [Read More]