Public outcry over the cutting of popular musician’s dreadlocks by police in Freetown 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2022: The Sierra Leone Bar Association yesterday published a statement expressing concern over the arrest, detention and physical abuse of popular musician Alhaji Amadu Bah (LAJ), who is reported to have had his famous dreadlocks chopped off by the police after his arrest. He is [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Real causes of civil wars – Have we learnt our lesson? A tale of two countries – Op ed

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2022: Sierra Leone and Rwanda may be diametrically placed on the globe but share an unenviable common history that many would like to forget – brutal civil war in which, both countries achieved the gold standard for personifying humankind’s propensity and penchant for [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s fake education qualifications’ scandal: My two cents (Part 2) – Op ed

Saidu Bangura, PhD: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2022: As a follow-up of my initial article, “Sierra Leone’s fake education qualifications scandal: My two cents” (https://www.thesierraleonetelegraph.com/sierra-leones-fake-education-qualifications-scandal-my-two-cents/), this article seeks to answer the question that builds a nexus between education and development, and how the upsurge of fake universities and the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Growing hunger, high food prices in Africa don’t have to become worse tragedy

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2022: The cascading global events of the 2020s seems to have no end in sight. The once-in-a-century pandemic (COVID-19) has been followed by the destructive Russian invasion in Ukraine, strong inflationary pressures around the world linked, ominously, to a surge in global food [Read More]

In Focus

Two years after the killing of George Floyd, urgency to end racial inequalities and discrimination beckons

Winnie Byanyima: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2022 On May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, a white supremacist livestreamed his terrorist attack against black people at a local supermarket killing ten, injuring three others, yelling racial slurs during the incident. 11 of the victims were black. The killer endorsed [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown-Zurich city to city cooperation implementation phase launched

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2022: On Monday, 14 June 2022, I was hosted by Mayor Corine Mauch of the City of Zurich. We concluded negotiations and the preparatory stage for the Freetown-Zurich ‘City-2-City Cooperation’ (C2CC) and simultaneously launched the implementation phase of the Freetown Central [Read More]

Economy & Business

U.S. government’s MCC team in Sierra Leone to discuss new funding to improve electricity access

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2022: A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) arrived  in Sierra Leone yesterday for a series of bilateral meetings designed to advance the development of the country’s first compact program – a large grant designed to facilitate economic growth. According to a [Read More]

Election Watch

UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi calls for inter-party dialogue as political violence erupts in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 June 2022: After an orgy of political violence swept through Bendugu Town in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone last Tuesday, where scores of people were injured and many properties destroyed, the impartiality of the Sierra Leone police is once again being called into question. The [Read More]

Election Watch

Reign of terror in Sierra Leone’s Bendugu bye-election: Worrying development for the country’s 2023 elections

Alpha Kabia: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 June 2022: There are disturbing reports of a reign of terror being unleashed in Sambaia Chiefdom, Constituency 056, Bendugu town North-east Sierra Leone. The terror comes ahead of the parliamentary bye-election in that constituency slated for 24 June 2022, with scores of supporters of [Read More]