Obituary

Sierra Leone opposition APC UK and Ireland Branch has lost its Vice Chairman Abes Kamara

Salma Neneh Bah, APC UK/Ireland Branch: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2021: Good evening my esteemed and honourable comrades of the mighty APC UK/I Branch, Friends of Abes, FOZSB, Friends of APC, Executive Women United and Sympathisers. As the Substantive post holder as APC Welfare Officer and in liaison with [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone minister of mines’ secret ‘licences’ to Chinese goldmining companies

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2021: Following the exposure of the illegal Chinese goldmining operations in Penguia Chiefdom, Kailahun District, the minister of mines and mineral resources, Mr Timothy Kabbah (Photo above), has secretly awarded mining licences to a company called Metals and Minerals Trading (SL) Limited – [Read More]

Politics

Controversy surrounding death of Korean businessman Kim Sung Nyeon in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 08 July 2021: Security sources in Freetown have told the Sierra Leone Telegraph that there is strong suspicion the Korean businessman – Mr Kim Sung Nyeon whose body was found in his house a week ago had been murdered, and a fake suicide note placed by his [Read More]

Obituary

The late Mrs. Sylvia Editha Jolliminah Blyden is laid to rest today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 July 2021: Yesterday, the late Mrs. Sylvia Editha Jolliminah Blyden received a memorable civic laying out of her mortal remains with a full civic honours by the government of Sierra Leone, through the Western Area Rural District Council, in Gloucester, Freetown. The band of the Methodist [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government fails fiscal transparency test

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2021: The government of President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has failed fiscal transparency assessment carried out by the US government. This follows serious allegations of corruption reported by the Africanist Press and critics, which the government of Sierra Leone are yet to challenge [Read More]

Politics

Account details expose Sierra Leone’s foreign affairs ministry’s efforts to cover up diplomatic corruption

Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2021 The 2018 and 2019 financial records and bank statements of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs show precisely how more than Le401 billion (over US$4 million) of funds earmarked for the supposed renovation of the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Facebook partner to build fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2021: Liquid Technologies and Facebook announced a partnership to build an extensive long haul and metro fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that is expected to improve internet access for more than 30 million people and help meet growing demand for regional [Read More]

Economy & Business

Banks in Africa must partner with fintech to accelerate digital banking transformation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2021: In a webinar discussion hosted by TagPay and moderated by Omar Ben Yedder from African Banker; Yves Eonnet (TagPay), Djiba Diallo (Ecobank Group), Obinna Ukwuani (Bank of Kigali) and Carl Manlan (VISA), discussed how the digitalisation of banks is a huge opportunity across Africa, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning publish report on how to improve entrepreneurialism

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2021: Last Wednesday, 30th June 2021, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai launched the Directorate of Science, Technology & Innovation;s Ecosystem Mapping Report which focuses on strengthening and growing entrepreneurial activity in Sierra Leone. The Report provides data for policy [Read More]