Politics

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre and USAID confab on future outlook of  women, peace and security agenda in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2021 Women, Peace and Security (WPS) stakeholders from across West Africa, will meet both physically and virtually, at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) on July 7th. The conference aims to facilitate fruitful exchanges on the past implementation of the WPS Agenda, its [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mo Ibrahim Foundation announces 2021 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2021: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has today announced the names of the three emerging African leaders, who will participate in its 2021 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows Programme on a one year mentoring at leading multilateral institutions. The incoming Fellows are Fatou Wurie  of Sierra Leone, who [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone continues to spend over $240 million annually on import of rice – says trade minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Trade and Industry – Dr. Edward Hinga Sandy, last week informed the media that parliament has enacted the Consumer Protection Act, which should now clearly spell out the legal relationship between the buyer and seller in every commercial transaction, as [Read More]

Economy & Business

A call for action to drive investment  in African innovation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2021: Viva Technology, the Conseil Présidentiel pour L’Afrique (CPA) and Seedstars Africa Ventures have announced new public-private partnerships and private investments to support and promote African and diaspora entrepreneurship. These announcements are yet another illustration of the vibrant African entrepreneurship scene, and the rising attractiveness [Read More]

Economy & Business

$50 Million World Bank grant for Sierra Leone’s urban development and disaster management

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2021: The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a $50 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) for Sierra Leone’s Resilient Urban Project. The project will improve integrated urban management, service delivery, and disaster risk management in the Western Area and selected [Read More]

Politics

First Lady Fatima Bio accuses restaurant after sudden death of her younger brother

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2021: The shocking death of the younger brother of the wife of the President of Sierra Leone – Mrs Fatima Bio last week, has sparked controversy and police investigations, after Fatima Bio accused a local beach bar restaurant in the outskirt of Freetown of his [Read More]

Obituary

Sierra Leone’s former attorney General and minister of justice Eke Halloway has died in Freetown

Sierra Leone Bar Association: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2021: Greetings Colleagues. The President and Directors of the Sierra Leone Bar Association regret to announce the death of a senior colleague, Eke Ahmed Halloway Esq. This sad event took place on Sunday June 27th, 2021. Eke Ahmed Halloway Esq. was [Read More]

Politics

NGC Chairman Dr. Bright protests the deplorable treatment of Yumkella by speaker of parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2021: Mr. Speaker, I write in connection with the above subject and in my capacity as Chairman and Leader of the National Grand Coalition Party (NGC). The NGC’s representation in Parliament comprises four MPs headed by our Parliamentary Leader, the Hon. Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Walking in our moccasins in Yifin and Kychom

Kandeh Yumkella MP: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2021: After the intense days of working on the Cyber Crime Bill, I hit the road again. Upon the invitation of Ambassador Foday Dabor and other friends, today June 26, I visited Yifin (Nieni Chiefdom), passing through Alkalia (aka Krankoh London). This [Read More]