Economy & Business

Hollywood film producers discuss movie project with President Bio to help boost tourism

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2021: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone yesterday Monday 29 November 2021,  held talks at State House in Freetown with two Hollywood film producers – Ariel Leon and Michael Duff, from The Roots Production Service, to discuss the possibility of filming on location in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Vice President Juldeh Jalloh in Ivory Coast to discuss electricity supply for the South-East of Sierra Leone

Austine Luseni: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2021: Yesterday Monday, 29 November 2021, Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio dispatched Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh as a Special Envoy to Cóte d’Ivoire, to engage President Alassane Dramane Ouattara on the TRANSCO CLSG Power Purchase and Transmission Services Agreement. Today, [Read More]

Economy & Business

African Development Bank Board approves new Water Strategy for 2021-2025

Siera Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2021: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank last Thursday, 25th November 2021, approved a new Water Strategy for 2021-2025: “Towards a Water-Secure Africa.” The five-year strategy, approved on 17 November 2021, aims to increase water security in Africa, and to foster its [Read More]

Education and Health

Burning questions about the Covid-19 Omicron variant and Africa – Op ed

Alhaji U. N’jai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2021: The discovery of a novel Covid-19 variant (Omicron) in South Africa with significant mutations in its spike protein raises a lot of concerns and questions about the virus. First, a big thank you to South African scientists for diligent sequencing and [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone President Bio declares December 9th Census Night

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2021: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone last Friday announced that Statistics Sierra Leone will conduct a two-week counting of everyone in the country from the 10th to the 23rd of December 2021. Statistics Sierra Leone will also collect administrative, demographic, social, and economic [Read More]

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]

Politics

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]

Politics

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]

Politics

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]