Economy & Business

Uganda’s last-mile connectivity increases electricity access to rural communities

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2021: With support from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and other partners, the Ugandan government has launched the last-mile connectivity component under the Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project in Iganga in the eastern Luuka District. The objective of the project is to provide reliable and [Read More]

Politics

Lands minister hot on the heels of state land grabbers in Kissy and Allen Town

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Lands, Housing and Country Planning, Dr. Turad Senesie last week visited the far east of the capital Freetown where land grabbers have taken control of State lands and squatters occupying public properties. Accompanied by the Director of Surveys and Lands, [Read More]

Economy & Business

World has the resources to end hunger – says Head of African Development Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2021: “The world has the resources to end hunger,” African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina said in a message on the first day of the United Nations Food Systems Summit. Convened by UN Secretary General António Guterres, the event is billed by its [Read More]

Politics

Another damning story of reckless maladministration by the Bio-led government of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2021: The editors of the Africanist Press – Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman have published more damning allegations of serious maladministration by the government of president Bio of Sierra Leone. In their latest story, the Africanist Press accuses the government’s finance [Read More]

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]