Politics

We remember May 31 injustice in Sierra Leone – a call for the international community to wake up

The Group of Ten: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2021: Whilst the month of May is celebrated in Africa as Liberation Day (liberation from injustice and other prejudices), a significant small number of people in Sierra Leone cannot do the same. On May 31, 2019, the High Court of Sierra [Read More]

Politics

President Bio condemns military takeovers at ECOWAS meeting as crisis deepens in Mali

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2021: Yesterday in Accra, Ghana, where leaders of ECOWAS held an Extraordinary meeting on the political situation in Mali, chaired by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Sierra Leone’s President Dr Julius Maada Bio called for consultations and wider communications with stakeholders in Mali, following a [Read More]

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Killing spree in Kampala – Ugandan security forces accused of shooting and killing innocent civilians

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2021: An investigation by BBC Africa Eye has found new evidence that, in November 2020, Ugandan security forces fired live ammunition indiscriminately at people on the streets of the capital, Kampala, killing and injuring ordinary citizens including women and children. The killings happened in the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s ACC investigates $4 million corruption involving UN Mission staff in New York

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 May 2021: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) issued a statement yesterday, saying that it has “commenced forensic and comprehensive investigations” into allegations of grand corruption involved in the renovation and, or re-construction of the Sierra Leone Chancery Building in Manhattan, New York City, United States of [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s President Bio launches ‘Hands Off Our Girls’ Campaign Operational Plan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has today launched an Operational Plan for the ‘Hands Off Our Girls’ Campaign 2021–2023, as the country commemorates International Menstrual Hygiene Day, organised by the First Lady, Fatima Maada Bio at the new Freetown City Council Auditorium. Speaking at [Read More]

Politics

AU recognises Sierra Leone’s First Lady Fatima Bio for her work in promoting girls empowerment

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2021: Yesterday, Thursday 27 May 2021, the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) formally honoured the work of Sierra Leone’s First Lady – Mrs Fatima Maada Bio, as an African Champion promoting girls’ sanitation and hygiene, as well as her ‘Hands Off Our Girls Campaign’ [Read More]

Obituary

Sierra Leone has lost one of its finest legal minds – says Chief Justice Edwards

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 May 2021: Sierra Leone’s Chief Justice, Desmond Babatunde Edwards yesterday said that the death of Justice Dr. Rosolu Bankole John Thompson is an irreparable loss and described him as one of the finest legal minds in society. Justice Bankole Thompson, as he is fondly known, is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone discovers new deposits of diamond, bauxite, iron ore, gold, rutile and nickel  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2021: Sierra Leone, one of the poorest nations in the World despite an abundance of mineral resources valued at Trillions of Dollars, has announced new discovery of massive deposits of kimberlite diamond, iron ore, gold, bauxite, rutile and nickel. This was revealed in a speech [Read More]

Politics

UNDP and U.S. take safe drinking water to Moyamba correctional facility

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2021: In a ceremony at the Moyamba Correctional Facility in southern Sierra Leone, UN Resident Coordinator Dr. Babatunde A. Ahonsi and United States Ambassador David Reimer handed over a new solar powered system to provide clean water for the inmates and correctional staff. The water [Read More]