Politics

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr delivers speech in Germany as race to tackle climate change gathers pace

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2021: Last night – Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, delivered a stunning speech on climate change at the Stuttgart Climate Premiere in Germany, before the start of the premiere of the play “Okozid”. The play is a court-room drama set in the [Read More]

Politics

President Bio seeks increased trade with Vietnam

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2021: Last Thursday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone held “a productive bilateral meeting” with the President of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on the margins of the 76th UN General Assembly in New York, according to Freetown State House report. Bio commended President [Read More]

Politics

Questions raised about the honesty of president Bio’s speech at the UN General Assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2021: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, spoke at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, about the progress his government has made in improving the democratic space, governance, and prosperity of the people of Sierra Leone. In what many [Read More]

Politics

We are ready to promote electoral Justice – Chief Justice Edwards assures UNDP

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2021: Yesterday, 23rd September, Sierra Leone’s Chief Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards assured the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Advisory Mission on Elections of the Judiciary’s readiness and firm commitment to promote electoral justice to ensure free, fair and credible elections across the country. Chief Justice [Read More]

In Focus

Omrie Golley’s first encounter with the Revolutionary United Front

Noellie Marionette-Chambertin: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2021: By 1996, it was becoming increasingly clear that ending the war would require tacit diplomacy and a genuine desire by the Sierra Leone Government and its international allies to negotiate with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). A key proponent of this theory [Read More]

Politics

The APC is stronger and ready for a return to governance in 2023 – says former president Koroma

Former President Ernest Bai Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2021: The events of the last few days have been very historic for one of Sierra Leone’s, and indeed, one of Africa’s oldest and most successful political parties. The All Peoples’ Congress (APC) of Sierra Leone has endured more than [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Has the race for the APC heirloom left a pool of blood on the carpet?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2021: The consensus about the recently concluded APC national convention in Makeni is that it was a resounding success. If truth be told, a lot of people were expecting the jamboree to be a disaster. But who can blame them? When you look [Read More]

Education and Health

Africa cannot outsource its health to the rest of the world – says Head of African Development Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September 2021: Global leaders, in a side-line event on health during the United Nations General Assembly, voiced the urgent need to scale up Covid-19 vaccine production and access in the wake of a pandemic that has caused unprecedented economic loss and bankrupted health care systems in [Read More]

Politics

Justice Alusine Sesay presides over 12 Murder, 20 Robbery and 23 larceny cases yesterday

Sierra Leone Telegraph:  22 September 2021: Supreme Court Judge, Justice Alusine Sesay yesterday opened the September High Court Criminal Session in Freetown with 96 Cases – including 12 murder, 23 larceny and 20 robberies among other offences. Yesterday’s ‘High Court Call Over’ looked into cases which have gone through Preliminary [Read More]