Politics

Reflections on 60 Years of Sierra Leone’s independence

Alhaji U. N’jai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2021: On April 27th, 2021, Sierra Leone as a nation turns 60. Celebrations across the country to mark Independence Day have become a usual tradition. There is nothing bad with fellow Sierra Leoneans celebrating Independence. After all, our colonial era began with [Read More]

Politics

UN Resident Coordinator congratulates people of Sierra Leoneans on 60th independence day  

Babatunde Ahonsi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2021: Sierra Leoneans, unu adu o – una Kushe Kushe. Me na Babatunde Ahonsi, the UN Resident Coordinator in Sierra leone.  On behalf of the over 700 personnel employed by 21 United Nations agencies, funds, and programmes in Sierra Leone, I would like [Read More]

Education and Health

USA Supports Sierra Leone’s Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 April 2021: In a ceremony held at the National Stadium in Freetown, on April 23, U.S. Ambassador David Reimer joined the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), Dr. Anthony Augustine Sandi, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Satti Kenneh, Permanent Secretary of MoHS, and other dignitaries [Read More]

Obituary

Haja Madinatu is laid to eternal rest in London tomorrow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2021: The funeral service of our beloved mother and grandmother – Haja Madinatu Remilekum Kultumi Lewally Taylor (nee Tejan), who sadly passed away peacefully in London, UK, aged 93 years on Tuesday 20th April 2021, will take place tomorrow Sunday, 25th April 2021 at the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone police brutality and the spill-over effect on government – Op ed

Lansana Fofanah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2021: The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) has once again been in the spotlight over its high-handedness and alleged brutality on civilians in the country. Having been branded as a ‘Force for Good’ after the country’s civil war, the expectations of the People are [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone to start exporting its unique brand of coffee soon – says botanists

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2021: In dense tropical forests in Sierra Leone, scientists have rediscovered a coffee species not seen in the wild in decades – a plant they say may help secure the future of this valuable commodity that has been imperilled by climate change. The researchers said [Read More]

Politics

Confirmation and registration of citizens and non-citizens in Sierra Leone to commence soon

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2021: General and presidential elections may be two years away, when all citizens are expected to go out to vote. But to be able to do, they will first need to register or reconfirm their citizenship with the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA). The Confirmation [Read More]

Politics

Pandemonium in Sierra Leone parliament as MPs argue over legality of sitting

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 April 2021: Am emergency sitting of Sierra Leone’s parliament taking place at the Bintumani Conference Hall in Aberdeen, Freetown, summoned by president Julius Maada Bio, is at a standstill, as opposition APC MPs are refusing to allow the session to go ahead. Today, and once again, [Read More]