Sierra Leone staunchly supports institutional reforms of ECOWAS Commission – says president Bio

Sierra Leone telegraph: 19 June 2021: Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio is in Accra, Ghana today, where he is attending the 59th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government summit, chaired by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President Ghana. Speaking at the summit, this is what president [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa Renewable Energy Fund II secures €130 million first close with SEFA and CTF investments

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 June 2021: The Africa Renewable Energy Fund II has achieved its first close at €130 million, following a joint investment of €17.5 million from The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and the Climate Technology Fund through the African Development Bank. AREF II, a successor to the [Read More]

Education and Health

Merck Foundation and First ladies of Ghana, Namibia and Zambia recognize winners of “More than a Mother” Fashion Awards

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 June 2021: Merck Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, announces the winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother FASHION AWARDS 2020 from Ghana, Namibia and Zambia. The awards are by Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Mrs. [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves additional $6.8 million to strengthen education service delivery in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 June 2021: The government of Sierra Leone will receive $6.85 million in additional financing to support the COVID-19 education response in the country, the World Bank announced yesterday. Funded by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) under the Free Education Project, the financing will support activities [Read More]


One of Africa’s independence veterans – former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda has died aged 97

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 June 2021: Zambia’s founding president, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda has died, his family confirmed yesterday Thursday 17th June 2021. He was aged 97. Kaunda was hospitalised on Monday in Lusaka, the capital suffering from pneumonia. The family denied he had Covid-19. Dr. Kaunda, fondly known as KK, [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Why do Black heroes die so soon?

Abdulai Mansaray: 18 June 2021: Today marks three months since John Pombe Joseph Magufuli passed away, but like many before him, his death has not passed without the proverbial conspiracy theories. We all know how conspiracy theories can be persuasively plausible, and like Thomas Sankara, Samora Michel, Patrice Lumumba, Kwame [Read More]

Education and Health

EDCTP and CEPI funding moves IAVI’s Lassa fever vaccine candidate into advanced clinical development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2021: IAVI has announced it has received an award of €22.8 million from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to conduct a Phase 2b clinical trial of a novel vaccine candidate to prevent Lassa [Read More]

Education and Health

Former Nigerian President Obasanjo joins Global Oncology to promote cervical cancer-free future for Nigerian women

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2021: Global Oncology, a U.S.-based non-profit organization has today announced the appointment of Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, as Presidential Ambassador of the Cervical Cancer-Free Nigeria campaign. President Obasanjo’s role as Cervical Cancer-Free Nigeria Campaign Ambassador will accelerate broad-scale vaccination of Nigerians against HPV, the [Read More]