Economy & Business

Sierra Leone is investment-friendly – President Bio told investors at the Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2021: President Bio last weekend presented a strong case for investment opportunities in Sierra Leone at the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, a two-day conference, hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to launch a new stage in Turkey’s relations with the African Union and African countries. [Read More]

Politics

Open letter to president Bio regarding the midterm census 

Sylvanus F Koroma Jr (What a Man!): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2021: Your Excellency, I have chosen to write you this open letter because I know your office would and should debrief you on national issues on newspapers, and this one such important brief that I hope you will [Read More]

Politics

In Sierra Leone – 10 APC women languish in jail without bail over bailable “Riot” allegations

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2021: Awareness Times Newspaper yesterday reported that up to ten female members of the main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) are languishing in the country’s Maximum Security Female Prisons in Freetown where they are locked up since last week, and are due to appear in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Can women benefit from green jobs? “Yes, but…” says report by UN Women, African Development Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2021: The transition to a green economy is expected to create many new jobs around the world, including in sub-Saharan Africa. But will the economic transformation offer women access to higher-paying, more stable jobs? According to a new report released by UN Women and the [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone receives 168,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson covid vaccine from the USA

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2021: 168,000 single-dose of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine arrived in Freetown last Friday, to help boost the campaign to have more people vaccinated in Sierra Leone ahead of what scientists say is going to be another severe wave of the pandemic in the New [Read More]

Education and Health

SALPACT rescues Gloucester REC Primary School in Freetown with 100 desks & chairs

Amin Kef-Ranger: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 December 2021 A United Kingdom based Charity Trust known as the Sierra Leone Poverty Alleviation Charity Trust (SALPACT), has come to the rescue of a primary school in Freetown – the Rural Education Committee School, commonly referred to as REC Primary School which is [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

The paradox of free speech and the libel criminal Law

Abdulai Mansaray: Serra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2021: The Sierra Leone Criminal Libel Law was introduced by Sir Albert Margai of the SLPP in 1965. Undoubtedly, it became one of the most draconian sledgehammers used to muzzle and “zip up “opposition parties and “dissenting” media voices. The APC party vociferously [Read More]

Economy & Business

Energy poverty in Africa must be addressed if climate change challenges are to be tackled

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2021: Speaking on the second day of the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2021 Conference & Exhibition, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima – Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, stressed the importance of addressing energy poverty in Africa. “Africa first needs to address energy poverty [Read More]

Economy & Business

Parliament of Sierra Leone ratifies Marampa Mines’ large-scale mining agreement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2021: Marampa Mines Limited has announced the ratification of its Large-Scale Mining Agreement by Sierra Leone’s Parliament yesterday, and the final payment of US$10 million by the company to the Government of Sierra Leone. This is what Marampa Mines Limited said today in a statement: [Read More]