Politics

Cemeteries and roadside maintenance works are ongoing across Freetown

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 December 2021: The grass in our cemeteries and along the road verges and medians in the capital Freetown, is very fast growing and needs constant attention. We encourage our residents to pay their Property Rates, Business Licenses and Local Taxes, so that [Read More]

Obituary

South Africa’s anti-apartheid and human rights campaigner – Desmond Tutu has died aged 90

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 December 2021: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa’s struggle against apartheid died yesterday Sunday, aged 90 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Tutu won the Nobel prize in 1984 in recognition of his non-violent opposition to white minority [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Is social media a curse or blessing?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2021:. One of the most inspired innovations of the 21st century is social media. Among the obvious benefits, it has transformed the global community into a global village. But above all it has changed ownership of the media. The public was at the [Read More]

Politics

We will proudly wear the badge of prisoners of conscience to the end – says Sierra Leone opposition parties

Consortium of Progressive Political Parties (COPPP): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2021: The general public and the international community will recall that on several occasions the Consortium of Progressive Political Parties (COPPP) had warned the Government of Sierra Leone that it was imprudent, unwise and wasteful to embark on a [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio switches on electricity in Bo and Kenema – ending years of darkness

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 December 2021: Yesterday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio officially switched on the Côte d’Ivoire-Liberia-Sierra Leone-Guinea electricity interconnection line at Teloma, bringing power to his political heartland in the south and east of the country. Approximately 530km, 225 kV power line now serves seven districts across Sierra [Read More]

Politics

President Bio – beware of your political allies

Alhaji M. B Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2021: We have seen in post-independent Sierra Leone where many politicians had allied with their political leaders but would later antagonize them for selfish reasons. It all started with Sir Milton Margai and his younger brother, Sir Albert Margai, who were [Read More]

In Focus

Intensive three days cleaning of Freetown underway

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2021: Cleaning is a process with systems, not an event. This is why all Freetonians are required to engage registered waste service providers (tricycle groups or trucks) to collect their household waste, and why the Freetown City Council (FCC) engages the [Read More]

Politics

Anti-Corruption Commissioner’s press conference is unconstitutional – Op ed

Clifford Mohammed Deen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 December 2021: A persistent friend who is like a fly that irritates me, asked if I followed the illegitimate Anti-Corruption Commissioner’s Press Conference. I swiftly retorted that illegitimacy and myself are not good bedfellows. Sadly, such a bright and intelligent young man, allowed [Read More]

Politics

The 2020 Audit Report: Travelgate, embassygate, fiscal indiscipline and the known unknowns

Hon. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Ph.D.: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 December 2021: They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship…I have fought the good fight, I have finished my race, I have kept the faith”. [Read More]