Politics

United States helps Attorney General’s Office and ACC confront cybercrime

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: In a ceremony held at the United States Embassy in Freetown yesterday, Ambassador David Reimer presented awards to ten individuals from the Attorney General’s Office and the Anti-Corruption Commission for their successful completion of a training in Cyber Investigations. The training was conducted by [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Court of Appeal upholds commission of inquiry verdict

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: The Court of Appeal presided by Justice Fatmatta Bintu Alhadi, yesterday dismissed all grounds of appeal by SOGEFEL SARL, a construction company; and Mrs. Vicky M. Jusu, a former employee of the Rokel Commercial Bank, against the findings and recommendations of the judge-led Commissions [Read More]

Politics

US Ambassador in Sierra Leone assures Chief Justice of support for judicial reforms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2021: United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, David Reimer, yesterday visited the country’s Chief Justice, Desmond Babatunde Edwards at the Law Courts Buildings in Freetown, where he assured the Chief Justice of his determination to strengthen cooperation with the judiciary to help bring vital reforms. [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone may soon abolish the death penalty

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 May 2021: The President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association, Eddinia Michaela Swallow, last week took part in a roundtable discussion on the abolition of the death penalty in Sierra Leone, held at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Freetown, Simon Mustard. In his [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Barristers express strong misgivings about proposed Cybercrime Bill

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 May 2021: After intense discussions with the minister of information regarding the proposed Cybercrime legislation, the executive members of the Sierra Leone Bar Association last week published a statement saying that: “On the 20th day of April, 2021, the President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association [Read More]

Education and Health

UNFPA-trained midwife promotes safe motherhood, save mothers and babies in Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2021: “Serving a hard to reach community like Alikalia comes with a lot of challenges. The good thing, however, is my contribution in promoting safe motherhood and in reducing maternal mortality which I am proud of as a midwife,” said Regina Conteh, a midwife attached [Read More]

Politics

UN reports on Sierra Leone’s progress in delivering Sustainable Development Framework

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2021: The 2020 UN Country Annual Report on the progress achieved by Sierra Leone in its first implementation year of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSCDF) 2020-2023, has been published this week. The report shows the level of progress Sierra Leone has made [Read More]

Politics

Professor David Francis – a new face of Global Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 May 2021: Professor David Francis is Sierra Leone’s new face of Global Sierra Leone. He was last week appointed Sierra Leone’s Foreign Affairs Minister in a cabinet reshuffle, after establishing and operationalizing the Office of the Chief Minister. The erstwhile Chief Minister had previously acted as [Read More]

Economy & Business

BBC Africa Eye uncovers grand corruption in Nigeria’s pension pot 

BBC Africa Eye: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 May 2021: A new investigation by BBC Africa Eye into pensions in Nigeria has uncovered an unfair and corrupt system which leaves some elderly people sick and penniless, with government workers soliciting extra payments before paying out pensions, people arbitrarily being declared ‘dead’ [Read More]