Politics

APC Party grassroots want former President Koroma back – and he says ‘Ah hold word’

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 April 2022: Ernest Bai Koroma may not go after all, as his detractors fiercely and abusively canvass. Hundreds of APC grassroots members staged a demonstration in the streets of Makeni last Friday, calling on him to remain Chairman and leader of Sierra Leone’s biggest [Read More]

Politics

President Bio to spend World Bank’s $60 million grant on building sustainable healthcare and pay for Health Insurance scheme

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2022: Last December, the World Bank announced that it had approved $60 million grant financing to establish a project known as the Sierra Leone Quality Essential Health Services and Systems Support Project to provide maternal and child health services for two million people in the [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Putin’s war in Ukraine: Those who make conversations impossible, make escalation inevitable

Abdulai Mansaray: Rashmi Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2022: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” (George Orwell). In the world that we live in today, people like Donald Trump have perfected the art of the deal…sorry, the art of lying and deceit so well [Read More]

In Focus

Juju Jeks – Juliet Konya Sesay: The girl who defied all odds to become a change maker

Sallu Kamuskay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2022: Juju Jeks was pregnant at a young age of 15 years. She endured a difficult childhood experience. The challenges Juju Jeks encountered during the pregnancy had a terrible impact on her wellbeing and family. But despite the shock of her situation, Juju Jeks [Read More]

Politics

RSCSL completes preservation of archives and expansion of Peace Museum in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 April 2022: The Residual Court for Sierra Leone has completed its “Preservation and Promotion of the Legacy of the Residual Special Court Project” which was initiated in September 2020, RSCSL Registrar – Binta Mansaray said on Thursday. The Project was funded by Global Affairs Canada, the [Read More]

Politics

Former President Koroma held talks with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 April 2022: Former President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 31st March 2022, hosted the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSRSG) for West Africa and the Sahel, Ambassador Mahamet Saleh Annadif, at his Goderich residence in Freetown. Accompanied by the UN Resident Coordinator in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown City Council and TBI host workshop to build disaster risk management capacity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 April 2022: Following months of planning, Freetown City Council’s (FCC) newly established Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Action (CA) Unit, this week hosted a three-day workshop on the use of technology to build DRM capacity. Funded by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI), [Read More]

Politics

Why powerful States lose asymmetric wars: Lessons from Ukraine – Op ed

Professor Jimmy D. Kandeh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 April 2022: The wars powerful States like to fight are precisely the ones they tend to lose. Wars of aggression against weaker opponents have not always ended well for aggressor States, not because of hard power deficits but because they overestimate their [Read More]