Economy & Business

World Bank approves $40 Million to improve governance and service delivery in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 June 2021: The World Bank has approved a $40 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of the Accountable Governance for Basic Service Delivery project in Sierra Leone. According to the World Bank, the project will improve resource management, transparency and accountability of [Read More]

Education and Health

245 new cases of Covid recorded in Sierra Leone in nine days as fears of an upsurge grow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 June 2021: Three Covid deaths were recorded two days ago in Sierra Leone, after a total of 245 new cases of the virus were announced by the government. On Saturday 5th of June 2021, the total number of confirmed Covid cases was 4,188, rising to 4,433 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Orange Sierra Leone CEO and three others investigated for alleged tax fraud

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2021: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has learnt that the Chief Executive of one of the country’s top mobile and internet access provider – Orange, has been arrested along with three others for tax fraud and alleged espionage, but the Attorney General on advice of State [Read More]

Economy & Business

A big salute to Sierra Leone’s Central Bank Governor Professor Kallon

Paul Kamara: Siera Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2021: Professor Kelfala Kallon is to my knowledge the first Bank Governor to point accusing finger at the Siera Leone Judiciary in their collaboration with unscrupulous wheeler-dealers to fleece the economy as well as defraud banks. Kelfala is both blunt and direct in [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Central Bank Governor angers Judges after accusing them of taking bribe

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 June 2021: Sierra Leone’s Bank Governor, Professor Kelfala M. Kallon, the man that many in Sierra Leone had pinned much hope on, of helping the government turn the economy around but has so far failed, is in deep trouble with the judiciary after accusing the country’s [Read More]

Politics

Freetown City Council expands urban farming support to 200 women

Mayor Yvonne Aki -Sawyerr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 June 2021: We are thrilled to expand our Urban Farming initiative to an additional 200 women-headed households in Ojuku Junction and Kamayama. This has been done with funding from UN Habitat and implementation through CRS, FEDURP (the Slum Dwellers Association) and COHDISAPA. [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio launches the long anticipated Torma Bum rice farming project

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 June 2021: On Friday, 11th June 2021, President Dr Julius Maada Bio launched the Sierra Leone Regional Rice Value Chain Project in Torma Bum, in the Bonthe District of southern Sierra Leone, where he emphasised that food security is probably the most critical pillar in achieving [Read More]

Politics

Concerned Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad stage a global virtual protest against conditions in Sierra Leone 

Diaspora Unity Campaign Group: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 June 2021: The government of Sierra Leone is repressive and is denying and preventing citizens from exercising their constitutional right to host public protests, instead using the police to crack down and detain anyone who dares. Therefore, the Diaspora Unity Campaign Group [Read More]

Politics

Opposition APC youth Michael Magba Mansaray unlawfully spends 45th day in custody

Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden OOR: Siera Leone Telegraph: 12 June 2021: In the midst of accolades being showered on Sierra Leone’s President Bio as a so-called “Champion of Free Speech”, it is a fact that a young member of the main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) party, Mr. Michael Magba [Read More]