Education and Health

Arab educated Sierra Leonean joins government to diversify Sierra Leone’s education sector

Alhaji MB Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2021: At a time when education needs a diversified approach, the Sierra Leone Government has this week appointed Dr. Mohamed Ramadan Jalloh as Sierra Leone’s Representative to the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) at the Ministry of Basic and [Read More]

Education and Health

New and innovative book uses Sierra Leonean culture to help children learn to read

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2021: After the success of her first book, “Adama Loves Akara,” Vickie Remoe has written “A Print for Ami,” the second book in a children’s series that promotes African culture and early reading. While the first book focused on short /a/ vowel sounds, book two [Read More]

Economy & Business

West African coastal nations including Sierra Leone to join region’s top league oil producers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 August 2021: Hot on the heels of oil majors either exiting or cutting back their activities in West Africa, comes news of other players moving to fill the gap – in the coastal countries of Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Ghana, for instance. In other West [Read More]

Education and Health

Zalgen awarded CEPI contract to supply test kits for largest Lassa Fever study in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 August 2021: Zalgen Labs LLC (Zalgen), a biotechnology and diagnostics company focused on preparedness for high impact, neglected infectious diseases including Lassa Fever (LF), has announced its contract with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to further advance the development of vaccines against Lassa Fever [Read More]

Economy & Business

G20 Compact with Africa reaffirms commitment to securing Africa’s recovery from Covid

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 August 2021: Participants of a G20 Compact with Africa meeting this week assessed Africa’s progress in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are meeting at a pivotal time in the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world,” said Italian prime minister Mario Draghi. (Photo above: [Read More]

Economy & Business

Maskless president Bio meets people affected by fire – is he serious about fighting covid?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2021: Last Friday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio presented a cheque of Le10 million to each of the 88 fire victims, tollaling Le880 million, and provided other support to three households affected by the disaster of 5th March 2021 that gutted the Belgium Market in [Read More]

Election Watch

APC leadership denies Blyden’s request to contest as delegate in Kailahun’s Kissi Teng

Paul Musa Lamin and Tamba James: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 august 2021: Popular female politician Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden OOR (aka Sia Kissi), was on Friday August 27th 2021, disqualified from contesting as one of the 5 elected delegates from Constituency 002 for September 2021 APC National Delegates Conference, even [Read More]

Obituary

Dalphon (Dal) Arthur Lusack has sadly passed away in Manchester UK

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2021: It is with deep sadness that the Sierra Leone Telegraph reports the loss of Mr. Dalphon (Dal) Arthur Lusack Esq, who sadly passed away in Manchester, UK yesterday 27 August 2021, after a short illness, aged 75. Dalphon (Dal) Arthur Lusack is survived by [Read More]

In Focus

The rebel who taught me Art in Sierra Leone

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2021: Painting and drawing is a part of me; I grew-up with them and they are intricately intertwined with my writing. I was largely self-taught; I was only ever taught by one art teacher, at The Methodist Agricultural Secondary School, Bunumbu. She was [Read More]