Education and Health

How we transformed medical training in Sierra Leone in just four years

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2021: I couldn’t help but laugh when I read the recently released report by the Sierra Leone government, in which it shamelessly praised itself for markedly positive changes in the provision of medical training in Sierra Leone. The government’s report stated that in [Read More]

Politics

The Omrie Golley story – Reflections on the Sierra Leone peace process

Noellie Marionette-Chambertin: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2021: I am pleased to have been able to play a part in researching the role of Ambassador Omrie Golley in bringing peace to Sierra Leone after a ten-year-old conflict. I met Omrie Golley over ten years ago, through my work as a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Food systems dialogue report presented to president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2021: Minister of State in the office of the Vice President, Mrs Francess Piagie Algalie on Wednesday presented a report on the country’s food systems to President Dr Julius Maada Bio, noting that they have worked collaboratively with several partners to ensure the recommendations can [Read More]

In Focus

Appeal to locate missing Leeds man Padodou Jatta of Gambian origin

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2021: Police are appealing for information to trace a man who has been reported missing from Leeds. Leeds District Police would like to speak to anyone who has seen or has information about Padodou Jatta who is of Gambian origin from Reginald Mount in Leeds, [Read More]

Politics

President Bio discusses Guinea Conakry with ECOWAS leaders in Ghana

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio was in Accra yesterday where he attended an extraordinary summit of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), chaired by President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana, as the political crisis in Guinea continues after a military takeover two weeks [Read More]

Politics

APC delegates conference kicks-off tomorrow – will Sam Sumana be endorsed as party member?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2021: National delegates of Sierra Leone’s embattled main opposition political party – the All Peoples Congress (APC), will meet in the northern city of Makeni tomorrow Friday for a three-day conference to adopt the party’s new constitution, following a marathon of court hearings and a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Senegal´s mining industry – cornerstone of the national economy

Miguel Artacho: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2021: The mining sector is a core component of Senegal´s export industry and contributes strongly towards national revenue and foreign exchange. The government of Senegal aims to significantly increase foreign direct investment (FDI) into the extractive industries to support long-term economic development objectives [Read More]

Economy & Business

AfDB approves $50 million trade finance risk agreement with Standard Chartered Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2021: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a $50 million Trade Finance Unfunded Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) facility between the African Development Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. The agreement is expected to boost intra-Africa trade, promote regional integration, and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) partners with Invest Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2021: One of the world’s leading financial groups, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), is partnering with Invest Africa – the leading trade and investment platform for the Continent to support the region’s drive towards a sustainable recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The [Read More]