Politics

President Bio receives Report into causes of Wellington fire disaster which killed over one hundred and fifty 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2022: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday received a report from the 15-man Presidential Taskforce set up to investigate the causes of the Wellington petrol tanker fire disaster which took place on the 5th of November last year, claiming the lives of over 150 people [Read More]

Politics

High Court Judge Fisher orders APC executives to dissolve and make way for an interim committee

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2022: In the long-awaited conclusion of the legal battle between Alfred Peter Conteh and former president Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone – who is also chairman of the main opposition All People’s Congress party (APC), High Court Judge Adrian Fisher yesterday [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Bar Association condemns police arbitrary arrest of school teachers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 April 2022: The Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) representing barristers in the country, yesterday issued a strong statement condemning the police for their arrest of three schoolteachers in the country after speaking out against the poor working conditions of teachers in Sierra Leone. A few days [Read More]

Politics

Chairman of Teachers Solidarity in Sierra Leone arrested for speaking out on national television

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2022: There is widespread anger among schoolteachers in Sierra Leone, after the arrest on Tuesday by police of Mr Khan, the Interim Chairman of Teachers Solidarity. He was snatched away by police outside popular TV station – AYV after speaking live on a programme about [Read More]

Economy & Business

SLCCIA, CAPPA and others submit feedback on proposed land reform to Sierra Leone Parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2022: In a first step towards engaging parliament on whether proposed reforms to customary land legislation in Sierra Leone will genuinely stimulate responsible investment in the country, businesses and private sector stakeholders convened a roundtable discussion in Freetown on 12 April 2022. Nearly all the [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio receives 15 water bowsers and 2 fire engines from China to mark the country’s independence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 April 2022: On Tuesday, President Bio thanked the government of China for donating 15 water bowers for the supply of water in the capital city and two fire engines for the Lungi International Airport, saying that his government has done more to expand the existing water [Read More]

Politics

President Bio addresses the nation on its 61st independence anniversary amid rising economic hardship

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2022: As the people of Sierra Leone reflect on 61 years of independence from Great Britain, rather than celebrate because of the harsh economic and financial difficulties gripping the nation, President Julius Maada Bio this morning delivered an address to the people, telling them that [Read More]

In Focus

At 61, Sierra Leone is a nation in crisis

Cornelius Oguntola Melvin Deveaux: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2022: At 61 years of independence, Sierra Leone is a nation of many woes; compatriots would agree it has all the hallmarks of a failed state. In 1960, the secretary of state responsible for the British colonies, Mr. Iain Macleod, had [Read More]