Politics

Racist Chinese worker in Sierra Leone violently attacks a local Sierra Leonean employee

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 June 2021: A disgraceful video showing a Racist Chinese worker in Sierra Leone, West Africa, violently attacking a Sierra Leonean employee has not only gone viral but has attracted massive condemnation and calls for the Chinese worker to be arrested, charged to court, imprisoned, and then [Read More]

Economy & Business

U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone urges protection of Sierra Leone’s oceans and marine ecosystems

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 June 2021: Sierra Leone’s oceans and marine ecosystems have recently become a focus of intense media attention, following widespread national and international reports of a $55 million secret deal between the governments of Sierra Leone and China, involving an alleged sale of hundreds of acres of [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone seeks foreign technical assistance with local, parliamentary, and presidential elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 June 2021: Yesterday, Sierra Leone’s Chief Electoral Commissioner and Chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) Mohamed Konneh, presented his annual report for 2020 and strategic plan for 2020–2024 to President Bio. Mohamed Konneh said that the 2020 report reflected a significant milestone in the evolution [Read More]

Economy & Business

Prices of rice and other goods rise in Sierra Leone as ministry of trade accused of poor performance

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 June 2021: While what is called free-market economy has many advantages; such as fostering innovation, variety, and individual choice, it also has disadvantages, such as a tendency for an inequitable distribution of wealth, poorer work conditions, and environmental degradation. We have heard people [Read More]

Politics

World Bank approves $8.5 million grant to help vaccinate people in Siera Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 June 2021: The World Bank yesterday announced that it has approved $8.5 million grant in additional financing to support affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in Sierra Leone. Early this year, Sierra Leone received 296,000 doses in total, with China supplying 200,000 doses,  and 96,000 [Read More]

Politics

Opposition parties in Sierra Leone accuse PPRC of creating division among political parties

Hassan Gbassay Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 June 2021: The Consortium of Progressive Political Parties (COPPP) , which comprises of 13 political parties in Sierra Leone including the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC), has accused the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) of creating division among political parties in the [Read More]

Politics

Opposition minority leader Chernor Bah (chericoco) calls on ECOWAS to be proactive

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7th June 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minority Leader in Parliament Hon. Chernor Ramadan Maju Bah (Photo above) has called on ECOWAS to be proactive in Sierra Leone, instead of being reactive. Speaking to the regional body, Hon. Chernor RM Bah said he would like to [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC party is at serious risk of implosion

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 June 2021: With just two years remaining before presidential and general elections are held in Sierra Leone, the country’s main opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) who currently shares equal number of representatives in the Houses of Parliament with the ruling SLPP, is locked in a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone and UN co-host dialogue on ‘Integrated National Financing Framework’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 June 2021: The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development (MoPED), and the United Nations Systems in Sierra Leone, is hosting a High-Level Dialogue on the “Sierra Leone Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF)” at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown tomorrow, [Read More]