In Focus

The Omrie Golley story – the final chapter: Aftermath of Lomé and the disarmament process

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2021: In the last few weeks, we have been publishing a series of articles from research conducted into the role played by Ambassador Omrie Golley in helping to bring sustainable peace to Sierra Leone during and after a long bitter war. In this the final [Read More]

Economy & Business

Minister of Planning and Economic Development – Dr. Kai-Kai leads United Nations Day celebration

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2021: Yesterday Friday, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai joined his colleague Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mamadi Gobeh-Kamara, Senior Government officials, United Nations Agencies, members of the Diplomatic community and other stakeholders to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the [Read More]

In Focus

Mayor Bowser of Washington D.C & Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown receive Global Cities Award

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2021: This year, the Global Parliament of Mayors awarded the prestigious Dr. Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award to Mayor Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington DC, USA, and Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The award ceremony was part of the opening of the [Read More]

Sports

Official Queen’s Baton  for the 2022 Commonwealth Games arrives in Sierra Leone  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday at Presidential Lodge in Freetown, received the 16th Official Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games which will take place in Birmingham, England. The baton’s 90,000-mile, 269-days journey will travel through all 72 Commonwealth nations and territories, [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

President Maada Bio is locked in diaspora catch 22

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2021: President Bio recently attended EXPO Dubai 2020, during which he urged all Sierra Leoneans living in Dubai to continue to be patriotic. The government saw the EXPO Dubai 2020 as an opportunity to showcase the best that Sierra Leone has to offer. [Read More]

Politics

Right of private landowners to repossess their land must be respected and enforced by police

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2021: One of the most dangerous issues in Sierra Leone today is the right of private landowners to repossess their land and property that have been illegally occupied or encroached upon by squatters. In Sierra Leone, the cost of bringing court action to repossess land [Read More]

Economy & Business

Cost of living may be a global problem but government of Sierra Leone must pay attention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2021 Sierra Leone’s year-on-year inflation stood at 11.63% in September, up from 10.88% in August, according to a press release published on Wednesday by Statistics Sierra Leone. The prices of alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotic (3.97%), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.05%), furniture, [Read More]

Election Watch

Government of Sierra Leone pays big salary increase to staff at NEC to rig 2023 elections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2021: The British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone Lisa Chesney this week visited the country’s chief electoral commissioner – Mohamed Konneh to discuss plans and processes for the staging of local, parliamentary, and presidential elections in 2022 and 2023. Writing on twitter after their meeting, [Read More]

Education and Health

Gates Foundation commits $120 million to accelerate access to COVID-19 drug for lower-income countries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 October 2021: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today a commitment of up to $120 million to accelerate access to the investigational antiviral drug molnupiravir for lower-income countries as part of its COVID-19 response effort. The funding will be allocated based on consultations with partners, [Read More]