Politics

Big shake-up in president Bio’s ministerial cabinet

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 April 2021: Just three days after commemorating Sierra Leone’s 60 years of independence from British colonial rule which most Sierra Leoneans are of the opinion that after 60 years the people of Sierra Leone have nothing to celebrate or shout about, president Bio has today announced [Read More]

Economy & Business

Science, technology and innovation allow us to leapfrog in development – says president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2021: Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio today participated in a High-Level Virtual Dialogue on Leveraging Innovation and Technology for Food Systems Transformation in Africa. The online meeting was organised by IFAD and co-hosted by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), CGIAR and the Forum for [Read More]

Politics

President Bio confers citizenship on African Americans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2021: Dr Julius Maada Bio today granted Sierra Leonean citizenship and presented the country’s passport to a group of African Americans Returning Home. Addressing the new citizens of Sierra Leone, this is what the president said: May I reconfirm what you have already experienced – [Read More]

Politics

President Bio honours distinguished Sierra Leoneans for diligent and dedicated service to country

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio honoured 91 deserving recipients of the Presidential Award at a ceremony held at State House to commemorate Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Anniversary on 27 April 2021. The Grand Commander of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Commander [Read More]

Politics

Bio decorates fellow regional leaders with expensive gold chains at independence commemoration

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2021: President Julius Maada Bio yesterday commemorated Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Anniversary, not with his fellow seven million citizens of Sierra Leone – many of whom had to stay indoors unable to come out into the streets, due to heavily armed security forces patrolling the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone at 60 – Time to sober up

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2021: Happy Independence anniversary! Sixty years of our independence calls for celebrations. But what exactly do we celebrate? In examining our progress as a nation over this period, one has to put things in the right perspective. Our population has changed over this [Read More]

Politics

President Bio speaks to the people of Sierra Leone on the country’s 60th independence anniversary

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2021: Fellow Citizens. Today, we commemorate sixty years of our country’s independence. We do so by reflecting on the vision, great sacrifice, and courage of those who led, those who helped them lead, and those who embraced their leadership to usher in our sovereignty as [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone at 60 – a new online newspaper – ‘Fritong Post’ is born

Lawrence Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2021: We are happy to inform our readership and Facebook followers that we have successfully developed and launched a website for one of Sierra Leone’s most widely read newspaper – the Fritong Post Newspaper this morning. As Sierra Leone today celebrates 60 years [Read More]

Politics

West African leaders arrive in Sierra Leone ahead of the Country’s 60th independence anniversary

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2021: Today, Sierra Leone marks 60 years of independence from British colonial rule. As frantic, last minute preparations are being made for what State House has been careful not to describe as ‘celebration’ amid growing and widespread economic hardship across the country, President Bio yesterday [Read More]