Economy & Business

Chainsaw Massacre: How Sierra Leone’s Forestry Minister benefits from Illegal Logging

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2022: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Dr. Abu Bakarr Karim, is personally benefiting from the horrific and most ruinous illegal logging Sierra Leone has ever seen. The ministry is one of the most corrupt in the country, and it [Read More]

Politics

APC condemns sustained harassment and attacks on Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 February 2022: Following last week’s controversial decision by the minister of local government – Tamba Lamina to shut down the Freetown City Council’s Mayor’s Delivery Unit, based on recommendations of an investigations report into the management of the Council, the main opposition All People’s Congress Party [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission urges public officials and ministers to declare their assets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2022: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) which is led by Francis Ben Kaifala is urging all public officials including elected politicians and ministers, to ensure that they declare their assets before the end of March. In a Public Notice published on the 24th of February [Read More]

Politics

Rights group calls for the rights of opposition politician Kamarainba to be respected in prison

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2022: After two years in prison for a bailable offence which the government of Sierra Leone is refusing to honour, opposition leader Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray may die behind bars if access to urgent medical surgery for cancer is not provided. Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray was arrested [Read More]

Politics

Death of former assistant head of Sierra Leone police – Chris Charley – government accused of negligence

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2022: Florence Charley – wife of the late Assistant Inspector General of Sierra Leone’s police Joseph Pizarro Christian Charley (popularly known as AIG Chris Charley), is suing the Minister of Health and Sanitation, the Medical Superintendent (Officer In Charge) of 34 Military [Read More]

Economy & Business

Europe can look to Africa as preferred gas supplier

African Energy Chamber: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 February 2022: With recent sanctions on Russia by western nations threatening the critical supply of Russian gas to European markets, an opportunity has emerged for African gas producers to step up, enhancing hydrocarbon production and exports to meet international supply gaps. Significant progress [Read More]

Education and Health

First patient received aboard Mercy Ships after historic return to Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 February 2022: The first patient to undergo surgical treatment on Africa Mercy since its return to Africa has been welcomed aboard. Docked in the autonomous port of Dakar since February 1s this floating hospital has resumed its original mission to provide free surgeries and medical training [Read More]

Politics

President Bio’s threats on former president Koroma may derail international mediation efforts – Op ed

Santigie Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2022: Early warning signals in Sierra Leone are staring state actors and the international community on the face and beckoning for action. Everyone, except Bio and his Government, agrees that widespread political abuse, repression and belligerence, represent a formidable antecedent to conflict. It [Read More]

Politics

Russia attacks Ukraine as defiant Putin warns US, NATO

AP News: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2022: Russian troops launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine today Thursday, as President Vladimir Putin cast aside international condemnation and sanctions and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere would lead to “consequences you have never seen.” Ukraine’s leadership said at least [Read More]