Politics

Sierra Leone parliament debates Bill to abolish the death penalty

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2021: MPs in Sierra Leone last week debated new laws that will abolish the death penalty in the case of persons convicted in Sierra Leone for murder under the Offences Against the Person Act of 1861, robbery with aggravation under the Larceny Act, 1916, mutiny [Read More]

Economy & Business

Close partnership between India and Africa could improve the welfare of 2.5 billion

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2021: The Covid-19 pandemic has provided the impetus for a stronger partnership between India and Africa with potential benefits to both as they build back sustainably after the crisis, experts attending the 16th CII-Exim Bank Digital Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership affirmed. Speaking at the [Read More]

Education and Health

Eight Sierra Leoneans selected for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 July 2021: Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the U.S. commitment to invest in the future of Africa. YALI was created in 2010 and supports young Africans as they [Read More]

Politics

Calls for international financial support to be linked to countries performance on tackling gender-based violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2021: Speaking at an event organised by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) Jeanine Mabunda Lioko, an MP in the Democratic Republic of Congo, highlighted activities that had demonstrated success in her own country in relation to conflict-related sexual violence, but stressed much more action was [Read More]

Politics

APC secretary general is in business partnership with First Lady Fatima Bio – Op ed

Foday Morris: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2021: This is a rejoinder to two audio messages I published on social media on the 14th and 15th of July 2021, respectively. My messages were directed at  the general membership and supporters of the APC party, especially the youth and young adults [Read More]

Education and Health

Covid vaccine is not an act of charity – but in all our interest

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 18 July 2021: Since the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic, the world has stood still. In midst of all the panic, the anger and frustrations lies buried deep, the loss of many lives. Without doubt, the pandemic has left the world and its people [Read More]

Politics

Political persecution and witch hunt at play in the case of former minister of health Miatta Kargbo

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2021: On Monday 12th July 2021, the Sierra Leone Court of Appeals handed down a 34-page unclear judgment in the Appeal filed by former Minister of Health Miatta Kargbo. Legal, political, and financial commentators insist that the State does not have a genuine case of [Read More]

Politics

Government of Sierra Leone steps up witch-hunting of Freetown Mayor

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2021: Investigation conducted by the Sierra Leone Telegraph reveals mounting evidence of witch-hunting against the mayor of Freetown by the ministry of local government. But what is even more troubling is the allegation of corruption now being fabricated against the mayor. Two days ago, Mayor [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) brings together over 1,600 delegates for its first annual summit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 July 2021: The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition, the flagship philanthropic program established by the Jack Ma Foundation to help foster an inclusive pan-African entrepreneurial ecosystem, held its first ever Annual Summit in a fully virtual format, gathering over 1,600 attendees from across Africa. The [Read More]