Politics

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr is appointed Commissioner for Global Commission on the Economics of Water launched at Davos summit

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2022: Water is life and in Freetown the consequences of limited or no access to clean, potable water are acutely felt by almost 50% of our residents and to some degree by us all. The challenges of access to water increase with [Read More]

Economy & Business

Kingho Mining announces 5.3 Billion Leones windfall for mining communities in Sierra Leone  

Siera Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2022: Kingho Mining Company, a subsidiary of Leone Rock Metals has paid 5.3 billion Leones into the accounts of the Sierra Leone government’s Community Development Agreement (CDA) Fund. Commenting on Kingho Mining Company’s contribution, President Bio said that this is a bold step in supporting [Read More]

Obituary

Sierra Leone has lost an intellectual and great son of the soil – Herbert M’cleod

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2022: It is with deep sadness that the Sierra Leone Telegraph reports the death of one of its editorial contributors – the unassuming, highly intellectual, and patriotic Herbert M’cleod, who passed away in hospital in America last week. Announcing his death, this is what the [Read More]

Economy & Business

New research from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation shines light on Africa’s precarious position in the climate debate

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2022: The 2022 Forum Facts & Figures, ‘The Road to COP27: Making Africa’s Case in the Climate Debate’, highlights the need for greater consideration of Africa’s specific position within the global debate on climate change. Launching exactly six months ahead of COP27 in Egypt, and [Read More]

Politics

Two peacekeepers from Sierra Leone to be honoured posthumously at United Nations ceremony

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2022: UN Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers tomorrow Thursday, 26 May 2022. Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to honour the nearly 4,200 UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives since 1948 and will preside over a ceremony at [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

When freedom of speech is freedom not to speak

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2022: The world is in reverse gear as basic food and commodity prices present unprecedented threats to air traffic. Ukraine and Russia may be far way, but we cannot discount that when these countries sneeze; countries like Sierra Leone catch the cold. Nevertheless, [Read More]

Politics

Opposition CoPPP embarks on a nationwide tour of Sierra Leone

CoPPP Media Team: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2022: Key members of the Consortium of Progressive Political Parties (CoPPP) last week embarked on a nationwide tour of Sierra Leone, starting in the South East of the country in Kailahun. On route to Kailahun, the CoPPP delegation led by the Chair, [Read More]

Education and Health

COVAX surpasses 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccine deliveries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2022: COVAX has surpassed the milestone of 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccines delivered around the world, following a shipment of 2.26 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Tanzania. A little over 15 months since its first international delivery to Ghana, COVAX has now [Read More]