Politics

Sierra Leone’s UN Resident Coordinator congratulates the people of Sierra Leone on the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 April 2022: UN Resident Coordinator in Sierra Leone – Mr Babatunde Ahonsi, has today congratulated the people of Sierra Leone on the country’s attainment of 61 years of independence from Great Britain, which took place on 27th April 1961. This is what he said in his [Read More]

Education and Health

$76 Million U.S government malaria assistance lowers childhood infection in Sierra Leone from 40% to 22%

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 April 2022: This past year, the United States and Sierra Leone together advanced the fight against malaria, despite immense challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Committed and courageous frontline health workers, especially nurses, midwives, and community health workers, across Sierra Leone went the extra mile to [Read More]

Economy & Business

NGC calls for living wage not minimum wage for struggling teachers in Sierra Leone

Dennis Bright – Chairman and National Leader, NGC: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 April 2022: The analysis in this report is in support of the legitimate demands of our teachers in Sierra Leone who are calling for an increase in their earnings and improvement in their living conditions. Since the beginning [Read More]

Politics

U.S economic support for Sierra Leone continues, despite President Bio’s human rights abuses – Op ed

KABS KANU: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 April 2022: Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad,  who read the recent damaging U.S State Department Human Rights and Country Report on Sierra Leone, which accused the President Maada Bio’s Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP) Government of extrajudicial political killings, egregious and grave [Read More]

Politics

Former President Koroma of Sierra Leone and others convey message of support for the South African people

Campaign for Nature: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 April 2022: On April 22, their Excellencies, Ernest Bai Koroma, former President of Sierra Leone, Hailemariam Desalegn, former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and Dr Ruhakana Rugunda former Prime Minister of Uganda, met with His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South [Read More]

Politics

President Bio orders investigation into deforestation and illegal settlements in Freetown’s forest reserve

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 April 2022: Last Saturday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio visited the Guma Valley Dam at Mile 13 in Freetown to see the massive deforestation taking place in the area to make way for community settlements, and called ordered the re-establishment of the Western Area Forest Green [Read More]

Politics

Reject genocide deniers and war criminals

Zipporah Musau: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 April 2022: Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu was appointed the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide about a year ago. Since then, she has traversed several continents in her efforts to help prevent genocides. As the world commemorates 28 years since [Read More]

Politics

Genocide perpetrators must be brought to book

Alice Wairimu Nderitu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 April 2022: Last year, I visited Rwanda as United Nations Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, to honour and pay respect to the victims and survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.  My visit was also aimed [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa’s new harvest: To transform agriculture, we must speed up innovations and collaboration

Qu Dongyu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 April 2021: A promising transformation has already started in Africa’s farmlands. Family farmers are increasingly using innovative approaches and scientific research, combined with traditional knowledge, to increase the productivity of their fields, diversify their crops, boost their nutrition, and build climate resilience. This shift [Read More]