Economy & Business

Is Sierra Leone back to the IMF with a begging bowl?

Yankuba G Kai-Samba: Siera Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2021: Since I do not know and I believe my fellow citizens in Sierra Leone don’t know the reason for which president Bio held a meeting with world Bank and IMF officials this week, it’s reasonable to suggest that his visit to [Read More]

Politics

International Commission for Aid Impact reviews impact of aid in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2021: Since coming to power in 2018 the government of president Bio has received over One Billion Dollars in external funding to pay for much needed public services, including healthcare, education and provision of water and electricity. Sierra Leone government debt has risen from Two [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone is eligible for $38 Million Global Partnership for Education Fund

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2021: President Julius Maada Bio was yesterday informed by Executive Director Alice Albright and senior leadership team of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) that Sierra Leone is now eligible to receive over $38 Million funding in support of the government’s education promotion agenda. “It [Read More]

Economy & Business

Gabon’s President Bongo makes the case for inclusive energy transition from fossil fuel – Op ed

African Energy Chamber: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2021: Ahead of African Energy Week organized by the African Energy Chamber in partnership with South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, we examine the work of President Ali Bongo on an inclusive energy transition. It describes the status of his [Read More]

Politics

Does president Julius Maada Bio deserve a second term?

Mohamed Kutubu Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2021: As the 2023 electioneering campaigns slowly begin in Sierra Leone, there is need to reflect on the campaign promises made by Mr. Julius Maada Bio when he sought the presidency, as well as particular focus on Mrs. Fatima Bio’s insatiable money [Read More]

Politics

Africa Resilience Forum 2021: Facing the ‘hydra-head challenges of Covid-19, conflict and climate’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2021: The fourth edition of the Africa Resilience Forum opened yesterday Tuesday, as the continent’s most vulnerable communities confront the triple challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, conflict and climate change. An estimated 39 million Africans could slip into extreme poverty this year, as a [Read More]

In Focus

The Yamoussoukro meeting and accord – the Omrie Golley story

Noellie Marionette-Chambertin: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2021: Days after the historic meeting in Yamoussoukro, Republic of Ivory Coast in March 1996, the leader of the NPRC Julius Maada Bio, handed over the reign of Government to President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah who swiftly formed a new administration and continued with [Read More]

Politics

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr visits victims of Kroo Bay fire in Freetown

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2021: Yesterday Monday, 27th September, I visited the victims of the recent Kroo Bay fire which occurred on 20th September, destroying 137 households and displacing almost 500 people.  Sadly this is the latest of over 20 significant disasters to have afflicted Freetown [Read More]

Education and Health

NOSLINA donates face masks to market women in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2021: The National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA), on Tuesday 7th September 2021 donated over a thousand face masks to various markets across Freetown, including Kroo Town Road Market, Dove Cot Market, Congo Market, King Jimmy Market, and Big Market – in [Read More]