Sports

Raptures of joy as unfancied Leone Stars storm portals of Africa soccer fame

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 January 2022: Leone Stars were the toasts of Cameroun and the whole of Africa today after their scintillating, magnificent and stunning performance against Africa Champions Algeria, whom they came close to beating in their blockbuster opening match in the ongoing Africa Nations Cup competition. [Read More]

Sports

Leone Stars out to upset Algeria and shake the African football establishment

Kabs Kanu (veteran sportswriter: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2022: LEONE STARS — the national team of Sierra Leone —-have only one dream in mind. They plan to upset heavy favourites Algeria and shake the African football establishment when they clash with the Desert Warriors in their opening match of [Read More]

Education and Health

PCR Covid test no longer required for people travelling from Sierra Leone to UK

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2022: Following last week’s announcement by the UK government that Covid PCR tests are no longer required for people coming into the country, there are reports of passengers travelling from Freetown to the UK being asked to pay for PCR test by rogue officials in [Read More]

Economy & Business

New Pan-African payments system provides big relief for African traders

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 09 January 2022: When Fidelis Adele, the CEO of Freetown-based Solid Graphics, a printing and communications company, needed to order some printing equipment from Nigeria in September, he paid an extra $165 on top of a $10,000 bank transfer to the seller. Yet it took three [Read More]

Politics

President Bio urges ECOWAS to galvanise collective efforts to return Mali to constitutional order

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 09 January 2022: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone spoke today at the extraordinary session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, Ghana, focussing on the ongoing political impasse in Mali, following a military coup last year. Addressing colleagues Heads of [Read More]

Obituary

Sierra Leone’s first female MP representing Western Area – Mrs Agnes Labor passed away aged 96

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 08 January 2022: The funeral service of the late Mrs. Agnes Diminga Adina Bamjoko Labor, who sadly passed away on 14th December 2021 in Wakefield, UK, will take place on Thursday 13th January 2022, at the Parkside Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Wakefield WF 1 2PN at 12.30pm. [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s army chiefs reject allegations of corruption and sexual harassment

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 January 2022: Senior military staff in Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Defence (MoD), including the Assistant Chief of Defence (ACDS) Operations and Plans, Brig. Gen. R. B. Harleston, were at a press conference in Freetown on Thursday, where they responded to allegations of corruption and sexual violence [Read More]

Politics

When emerging democracies breed violence: Sierra Leone 20 years after the civil war

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 07 January 2022: “Sierra Leone is no longer the peaceful country that miraculously buried a violent history during a brutal war. The collected data are an early warning that the country is regressing back into low levels of continuous violence that were typical during its pre-war political [Read More]

In Focus

January 6th, a day for national reflections and healing in Sierra Leone

Alhaji U. N’jai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 07 January 2022: January 6th, 1999, the most dreadful single tragic day in our nation, Sierra Leone’s history. A day like no other in our 10-year civil war with thousands killed, maimed, and their bodies left to rot in the streets without proper burial. [Read More]