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]

Politics

The military can only be safe when it becomes a rape free environment

CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2022: Gender-based inequalities in the Sierra Leonean society are highly evident among the many risks of gender-based violence that women and girls face. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is rooted in unequal power relations that are further reinforced by social and gender norms [Read More]

In Focus

BBC World News launches search to find exceptional talent in African journalism in honour of  Komla Dumor

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2022: The BBC has begun the search for a future star of African journalism with the launch of the seventh BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. The search for the next worthy winner of the Komla Dumor Award was launched online via Zoom today, 26 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Waste Collection Management Association launched in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2022: Mayor of Freetown – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr spoke yesterday at the launch of the Waste Collection Management Association. Tricycle groups have organised themselves into an association, to support the growth of their businesses and ensure sustainability of this model of household waste collection in Sierra [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone further increases its corruption perception index score and country ranking

ACC Public Relations Office: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2022: Sierra Leone has again, for the third time in three years, progressed upwards in Transparency International’s Global Corruption Country Rankings, moving from 117 in 2020 to 115 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2021 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland visits Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2022: Baroness Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth was in Freetown yesterday, where she held discussions with Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr about the outstanding work of the Mayor and staff at the Freetown City Council in transforming the City. Speaking after her meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa’s oil production needs a shot in the arm, says Kola Karim – CEO of Shoreline Energy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 January 2022: Despite being blessed with abundant oil and gas resources, Africa’s production has been on the decline, representing a challenge for the continent as moves to initiate a COVID-19 economic recovery and address energy poverty. With exploration restricted due to reduced capital for fossil fuel [Read More]

Economy & Business

Head of EU delegation in Sierra Leone presents EU – Sierra Leone Cooperation Strategy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2022: EU Ambassador to Sierra Leone – Manuel Müller and the Head of Cooperation, Gerald Hatler early this week presented the European Union – Sierra Leone cooperation strategy 2021-2027 to the country’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr Francis Kaikai and a host of [Read More]

Politics

Corruption trial involving Dr. Samura Kamara and five others adjourned

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2022: Justice Adrian Fisher on Thursday, granted the Trial by Judge Alone Application made by State Counsel, Robin Mason Snr. in the corruption trial of Dr. Samura Kamara and five others. The ruling was not objected to by the defence Counsel. During the proceeding, Lawyer [Read More]