Education and Health

Somalia surpasses 10% COVID-19 vaccination milestone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2022: Last week, Somalia reached the 10 percent (two doses) COVID-19 vaccination milestone, which means that the country is no longer in band of countries with least vaccination rates. The milestone is a result of continued and resilient efforts by the government and stakeholders to [Read More]

Education and Health

Progressive taxation is key to delivering health justice in the Commonwealth – say civil society experts

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2022: Public health specialists and advisors to the World Health Organisation, Asian Development Bank and World Bank came together at the Commonwealth People’s Forum in Kigali, Rwanda over a week ago, to discuss how the coalition of 54 Commonwealth member states can advance health justice. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government spending to rise from Le8.71 trillion in 2021 to Le13.2 trillion this year – says finance minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2022: In November 2021, when Sierra Leone’s finance minister Dennis Vandi presented his government’s budget for the 2022 financial year to parliament for approval, he told MPs that total expenditure and net lending for the period January to September 2021 amounted to Le8.71 trillion (19.5 [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Politics in Sierra Leone today: The elephant we ignore at our own peril

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2022: As the rumblings of evolving instabilities continue to dance to the frenzied beat of the drummers, now is the time to take a hard look at the country and speak straight to all those who have given the impression that they [Read More]

Obituary

Wife of Sierra Leone’s opposition politician Dr Kandeh Yumkella has passed on

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2022: The Sierra Leone Telegraph regrets to announce the death of Mrs Philomena Yumkella, who passed away this morning in Austria after a short illness. The news came this afternoon when a senior member of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party – Oushey, who serves [Read More]

Politics

State witness gives evidence against LAJ in court as he returns to Pademba Road Prison

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2022: Alhaji Amadu Bah alias LAJ appeared in Pademba Road Magistrate’s Court No. 1 yesterday, 22nd June 2022, presided by  Principal Magistrate Sahr E. Kekura, to answer to four counts charge, including robbery with violence and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. State witness – Ishmael [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s President Bio in search of Qatari investors to help turn the country’s economy around

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2022: If Sierra Leone’s economy is to grow by the 4% predicted by the World Bank in their latest country report, there must be a massive shift towards expansion of production and export in key sectors of the economy. This can only come from foreign [Read More]

Education and Health

Over 45,000 out-of-school children in Sierra Leone to benefit from Qatari support

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2022: Sierra Leone’s free quality education programme could get a boost with support from the Qatari Education Above All (EAA) Foundation. Speaking to Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio in Doha, Chief Executive Officer for the Foundation, Fahad Al-Sulaiti, said that at least 45,000 out-of-school [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government borrowing grew to record high of almost 80% of GDP as fiscal deficit doubles

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 June 2022: A new report published by the World Bank yesterday in Freetown, says that Sierra Leone’s real GDP growth is projected to average 4.4 percent during 2022-24, with contributions from mining and agriculture, and a partial recovery in tourism and manufacturing. However, the growth outlook [Read More]