Economy & Business

Bank Governor of Sierra Leone clumsily explain why he said he bribed the financial market

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2021: After getting himself into serious hot water for saying that the Bank of Sierra Leone had used $68 million in bribing businesses and individuals in order to stabilise the country’s currency – the Leone, now he says he used the word bribery figuratively as [Read More]


Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr yesterday stood tall in the country’s male dominated Parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2021: There was high drama in the committee room of Sierra Leone’s Parliament yesterday evening, where the Mayor of Freetown – Mrs Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr and her senior management team of the Freetown City Council met with MPs representing the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to answer [Read More]


ACC charges opposition APC presidential aspirant Samura Kamara and others to court for corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2021: Presidential aspirant of Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) Dr. Samura Matthew Wilson Kamara and four other former members of staff working at the  country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, were yesterday charged to court on various counts [Read More]


Bank of Sierra Leone governor causes financial market panic after using the B word in parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2021: There is only one B word that could land you in prison or face hefty fine in Sierra Leone. And that word is Bribery. Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone –  Professor Kelfala Kallon  (Photo above) caused panic in the country’s financial sector [Read More]

Economy & Business

District Development Coordination Committees will ensure local development accountability – says minister Kai-Kai

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2021: On Tuesday, 23 November 2021, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai spoke about the importance of the District Development Coordination Committee (DDCC) initiative in addressing the problems of duplication, service delivery overlap and uncoordinated development interventions in the districts, [Read More]

In Focus

Memory markers for the dead of yesterday

Oumar Farouk Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2021: This piece is a lyrical dirge, eulogising a historical synopsis of the political landscape of Sierra Leone. It presents in literary terms, an architecture of blood-stained road maps and routes of Sierra Leone’s journey through the gridlocks to democracy. (Photo above: [Read More]


Mayor and senior administrators of Freetown City Council to face parliamentary probe

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2021: The Clerk of Sierra Leone’s Parliament on Monday wrote a letter to the Chief Administrator of Freetown City Council (FCC), inviting Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the Chief Administrator and departmental managers of the council to face the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee for questioning as part [Read More]

Economy & Business

Guinea-Conakry deserves a just energy transition and more oil and gas investment – Op ed

African Energy Chamber: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2021: Under pressure from climate change and energy transition directives, a growing list of oil and gas majors is shifting from fossil fuels to renewables. As a result, they’re pulling out of or reducing investment in some of the world’s most economically [Read More]


Consortium of opposition parties writes to Attorney General about declining rule of law in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2021: Dear Mr. Attorney General RE: CONCERNS OVER THE ALARMING STATE OF THE RULE OF LAW AND BAD GOVERNANCE UNDER THE CURRENT SLPP GOVERNMENT The Consortium of Progressive Political Parties (CoPPP) is a platform created by thirteen opposition parties in Sierra Leone which have committed [Read More]