Politics

Over one thousand prisoners in Sierra Leone to receive judicial review to relieve overcrowding

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2022: The Judiciary of Sierra Leone last Friday announced that it will review the convictions of over 1,000 inmates as part of what it describes as effort to increase access to justice and decongest Correctional Centres across the country. This week,  31st January 2022 to [Read More]

Economy & Business

AfDB announces $30 million for Guinea Bissau’s infrastructure, budget and governance support

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2022: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina has announced a financial package of $30 million dollars to the West African nation of Guinea -Bissau. Adesina made the announcement last Friday during a visit to Bissau, where he met President Umaro Sissoco [Read More]

Economy & Business

AfDB approves $10 million grant to enhance Liberia’s climate Information systems

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2022: The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $10 million grant from the Green Climate Fund, for which the Bank is the accredited agency, to improve Liberia’s early warning weather systems. The project will also receive $431,969 from the [Read More]

Politics

Take away the dictators’ instruments of violence and coercive control – their guns

Dauda Yillah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2022: Events that occurred in Burkina Faso just a week ago go to prove further that the contagion of military takeovers once considered dead and buried in our West African subregion has re-emerged with a vengeance. Sudden and violent regime change is back [Read More]

Sports

CAF supports FIFA President  Infantino’s Council of Europe speech on African migrants

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2022: FIFA chief – Gianni Infantino’s statement made last week at the Council of Europe, saying that staging the World Cup tournament every two years could save African migrants from ‘death in the sea’, has caused outrage. But is he right or wrong? Thats the [Read More]

Politics

President Bio presents his government’s achievements and development agenda to diplomatic community

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2022: Last Thursday, 27 January 2022, President Dr Julius Maada Bio presented his government’s success stories and overall development agenda to the diplomatic community and development partners working in the country, at a formal dinner held at State Lodge. Welcoming the guests, Madam First Lady [Read More]

Politics

President Bio appoints Antonio Rüdiger as Brand Global Sierra Leone Football Ambassador

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2022: Yesterday, Friday 28 January 2022, President of Sierra Leone – Dr Julius Maada Bio pronounced Antonio Rüdiger as ‘Brand Global Sierra Leone Football Ambassador’ and handed him the country’s diplomatic passport, at a ceremony attended by family members, well-wishers and government officials held in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Nestlé announces innovative plan to tackle child labour risks, increase farmer income and achieve full traceability in cocoa

Nestlé: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2022: Nestlé has announced a new plan to tackle child labour risks in cocoa production. At the center is an innovative income accelerator program, which aims to improve the livelihoods of cocoa-farming families, while also advancing regenerative agriculture practices and gender equality. A cash [Read More]

Economy & Business

Poverty rises in Sierra Leone as those in power bask in frivolous spending

Dr Dennis Bright: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2022 Most Sierra Leoneans who have been following the steady rise of NGC in the political theatre of Sierra Leone will recall that since March 2018 we have been monitoring the prices of basic food items in local markets, items such as [Read More]