Economy & Business

Central African Republic adopts bitcoin as national currency

Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 May 2022: War-torn Central African Republic (CAR) has followed El Salvador by adopting bitcoin as legal tender for all transactions in the country. Strangely, this has been done without the knowledge or approval of the regional monetary body, the Bank of Central African States, [Read More]

Politics

Former APC minister Kemoh Sesay released on Le500 million bail accused of insulting president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 May 2022: Alhaji Kemoh Sesay, former transport and aviation minister in the Koroma-led government appeared at the magistrate court in Freetown today, after spending a few days in jail accused of insulting President Maada Bio. Sesay was captured in a video which went viral on social [Read More]

Politics

APC must reconcile now before holding lower-level elections – Op-ed

Cornelius Oguntola Melvin Deveaux: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2022: The ruling of Justice Adrian Fisher in the matter between Alfred Peter Conteh versus Ernest Bai Koroma, Osman Foday Yansaneh, All Peoples Congress, and the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) is exciting, daunting, and flummoxed. It aroused overwhelming and intimidating [Read More]

Economy & Business

Marampa Mines set to produce 7 million metric tonnes of iron ore a year

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 May 2022: President Dr Julius Maada Bio on Thursday, was guest of honour at the launch of a project that will see the expansion of iron ore production from two million dry tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 7 MTPA by Marampa Mines Limited (MML) – a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr speaks at inaugural forum on Global resilience

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 May 2022: On Monday 2nd May 2022, I participated in the inaugural Forum on Global Resilience by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation (“Arsht-Rock”) Resilience Centre. The event was curated to explore proven, innovative, and scalable solutions for building resilience to extreme heat and [Read More]

Politics

Opposition APC presidential aspirant Kemoh Sesay arrested for allegedly insulting president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 May 2022: Minister of Transport and Aviation in the former Koroma-led APC government – Kemoh Sesay, was today remanded in custody by Principal Magistrate Sahr E. Kekura in Freetown, accused of allegedly insulting the President in a speech delivered to his supporters in Port Loko. Kemoh [Read More]

In Focus

Blacker: A symbol of mental health struggles and freedom of speech in Sierra Leone – Op ed

Saidu Bangura, PhD: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2022: Sierra Leone has set one more world record. While revelations of the fake degree saga are unfolding and continue to be shocking to us all, given their overwhelmingly deep impact, another drama made news last week. “Blacker”, a mentally challenged Sierra [Read More]

Politics

Can the executive decision of a sitting President of Sierra Leone be the subject of litigation after leaving office? Op ed

Andrew Conteh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2022: While H.E Ernest Bai Koroma was serving as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone under the ticket of the All People’s Congress (APC), the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) had embarked on the construction of a multi-purpose market in [Read More]

In Focus

Progress towards press freedom in Sierra Leone but there are emerging threats

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2022: On 3rd May 2022, SLAJ joined the whole world to observe World Press Freedom Day 2022. And this is the official statement of SLAJ marking the day. PRESS FREEDOM STATUS Since the historic repeal of the Criminal and Seditious Libel Law [Read More]