Education and Health

WaterAid calls for funding to bolster health systems in the world’s poorest countries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 April 2021: Today is World Health Day, and a new analysis by WaterAid shows that every single healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for just half-an-hour’s worth of Covid response spending. As G20 finance ministers meet this week in Rome [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra  Leone’s Civil Registration Authority to sanitise government’s pension payroll

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2021: Sierra Leone’s National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA)) has announced that it will be conducting a biometric verification of all those who are on the government’s pension scheme, whose details have been provided by NASSIT and the Accountant General’s Department. The NCRA made this known [Read More]

Education and Health

Vaccines for Africa is a matter of global security – says Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2021: In a statement released today, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has called for a series of urgent actions aimed at upscaling vaccine access in Africa. Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions. The continent is home to 17% of the world’s population and [Read More]

Politics

US government 2020 Country Report on human rights in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2021: The United States Government has published its 2020 Country Report on human rights in Sierra Leone. In its executive summary it says: “Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a directly elected president and a unicameral legislature. In March 2018 the opposition Sierra Leone [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s democracy: A focus on public trust in state institutions

Rev. Gibrilla Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 April 2021: Given the current realities in Sierra Leone, it would appear as if the trust of the governed in the governors is a scarce commodity, thus the need to assess the situation and examine the key issues concerning public trust in state [Read More]

Politics

President Bio of Sierra Leone accused of gross tribal discrimination

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2021: Accusing politicians in Sierra Leone of hypocrisy, double standards, nepotism and tribalism is nothing new. Since the end of the rebel war in 2001 and the return of democratic elections, successive governments have been criticised for polarising the political space with tribal and regional [Read More]

Politics

Twenty-one scary things in Sierra Leone’s cybercrime Bill you must know before it becomes law

Rashid Dumbuya Esq: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2021: Since the Cybercrime Bill was laid before Parliament, LEGAL LINK has been religiously following the Preliminary Parliamentary debates regarding this proposed bill, the claims, counterclaims and apprehensions from civil rights activists, interest bodies and the wider public as well as the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s five-year MCC threshold programme ends but what success?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday officially announced the formal closure of the Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) Threshold Programme funded by the US government in 2015. The $44.4 million threshold programme was aimed at improving access to clean water, reliable electricity, and support [Read More]