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]


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]


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]


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]


Former President Koroma will not put his name forward for the 2023 Presidential election

Office of H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6th January 2022: The attention of the Office of Former President Koroma has been drawn to a certain social media campaign, purportedly appealing to the statesman to stay on and to contest the 2023 presidential election. The public is hereby informed [Read More]


SLPP’s incompetence flusters the UN – Op ed

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 January 2022: Traditionally, international partners, not least the United Nations, which is more or less the custodian of international diplomacy, would conduct their public engagements with host countries in the most benign and circumspect way. Even when the circumstances may be uncomplimentary, their [Read More]

Economy & Business

Panic as fuel shortage hits Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 January 2022: The government of Sierra Leone is in panic mode as reports of fuel shortage caused prices in some filling stations to rise sharply.  But the government says there is no fuel shortage in the country and warns fuel retailers of serious consequences, accusing them [Read More]


CHRDI condemns corruption, sexual harassment and rights violations in Sierra Leone military

CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 January 2022: Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI), has uncovered credible evidence of corruption, sexual harassment, and serious human rights violations in the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). During our investigation, we documented over 20 sexual harassment recorded cases and over [Read More]