Politics

German’s minister of economic cooperation and development meets President Bio amid growing political tension and poverty

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2021: Concerns are growing among Sierra Leone’s international development partners over the government’s inability to effectively implement much needed development programmes, despite hundreds of millions of dollars being pumped into the country to help the Bio-led government address growing poverty and inequalities. Opposition political parties [Read More]

Economy & Business

ICT innovators in Africa to benefit from competition launched by the African Telecommunications Union 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2021: The second edition of the ATU Africa Innovation Challenge was today launched by the African Telecommunications Union (ATU). ATU made the announcement in Nairobi-Kenya, in a virtual ceremony hosted with competition partner-the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Announcing the initiative, Secretary-General of the ATU, Mr. [Read More]

Sports

Sierra Leone’s President Bio congratulates national football team after their 1-0 victory over Benin  

Siera Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has congratulated Leone Stars on their 1-0 victory over Benin in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Conakry, Guinea, urging the nation, from his balcony at State House, to draw inspiration from the win to think big. [Read More]

Economy & Business

IFC and The Rockefeller Foundation partner to advance distributed renewable energy solutions in African emerging markets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2021: The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) today announced a new partnership that aims to deploy $150 million of RF’s catalytic capital in blended finance to mobilize up to $2 billion of private [Read More]

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]