Politics

Land Complaints and Dispute Resolution Committee presents report to President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Last Thursday, 7th October, President Bio received a report on the findings of the Complaints and Dispute Resolution Committee that was mandated to investigate land disputes in the Western Area from April 2018 to January 2021. Committee chairman, Alhaji Mutada Sesay, who was representing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone energy minister and WAPCOS sign contract for new electricity transmission line

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay, has reiterated the commitment of the Government of Sierra Leone to ensuring that every area of the country is sustainably connected or networked to the country’s grid or mini grid, after signing a contract for the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Nigerian startup SafeNow NG wins $8K in Seedstars’ global digital democracy hackathon

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: The Digital Democracy Challenge, a 72-hour online hackathon by Seedstars focused on developing innovative and viable digital solutions to strengthen the digital democratic space, has declared its winners: Divao (Hong Kong), SafeNow NG (Nigeria), and Crowd Journal (Kenya). The top three solutions are awarded [Read More]

Economy & Business

Private investment in Africa is exceeding expectations in 2021, according to new AVCA report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Despite widespread decline felt by most economies across the globe, private equity fundraising in Africa has already managed to reach US$1.3bn for the first half of 2021, when including final and interim closes. Mirroring the gradual stabilisation of Africa’s macroeconomic environment is the African [Read More]

Politics

President Bio pallys with Guinean coup leaders in violation of the spirit of ECOWAS resolution

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: As President Bio of Sierra Leone who was democratically elected by the people of Sierra Leone in 2018 after he was branded “a brutal military junta leader” following the extra-judicial killing of dozens of people in 1992 in a coup d’état that brought down [Read More]

Politics

Former President Koroma meets British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone

Office of Former President Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2021: Former President Ernest Bai Koroma has today Tuesday, 12th October, held a closed – door meeting with the British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Ms Lisa Chesney. This afternoon’s meeting is part of a flurry of diplomatic engagements the [Read More]

Politics

EU Ambassador holds consultative meeting with former President Koroma of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2021: The newly appointed European Union (EU) Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Manuel Muller, has today, Tuesday 12th October, paid a courtesy call on Sierra Leone’s former President Ernest Bai Koroma, at his Goderich residence in Freetown. The EU is one of Sierra Leone’s strongest partners [Read More]

Economy & Business

Orange inaugurates the 5th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2021: Today, Orange and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating an “Orange Digital Center” in Abidjan, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Côte d’Ivoire, the Ambassador of Germany in Côte [Read More]

Economy & Business

EU promises to maintain support for Sierra Leone’s development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 October 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai yesterday Monday held discussions with the New European Union Head of Delegation to Sierra Leone, Ambassador Manuel Müller about the government’s development strategy and cooperation with the EU. Ambassador Müller said he is [Read More]