Politics

Drugs, contraband, and dismissals in Sierra Leone – a Paopa government cover-up exposed

Tony Konomanyi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2022: There’s never a dull moment in Sierra Leone, under this SLPP regime. In just seven days, we’ve gone from youths and journalists raising the alarm on the unusual movements of a shipping container suspected of holding drugs, weapons and forex, to a [Read More]

Politics

President Bio addresses questions of unconstitutional political change in the region

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2022: Last Thursday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone chaired a special virtual summit of the second African Peer Review (APR) Forum of Heads of State and Government, discussing peer review efforts and unconstitutional changes in Africa. “At a time when our continent [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

The sacking of Sierra Leone’s police chief saga continues

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2022: President Julius Maada Bio sacked his head of the nation’s Police force, Inspector General (I.G) Ambrose Sovula this week. Social media, rumour merchants, gossip entrepreneurs and political wordsmiths have had a field day with speculations and innuendos, citing reasons for his spectacular [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio discusses investment opportunities with U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2022: President Dr Julius Maada Bio last week discussed opportunities for more private sector investments with the Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation – Scott Nathan and his team. U.S Ambassador to Sierra Leone, David Reimer, spoke about the several [Read More]

Politics

An Open Letter to Willam Fayia Sellu – Sierra Leone’s new Inspector General of Police

Jaime Yaya Barry: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2022: Dear IG Willam Fayia Sellu. Today, you take over the nation’s police leadership. There’s no doubt that you are taking up a difficult job in one of the most challenging times in our country’s recent history. Over the years, the Sierra [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Sierra Leone elections: A time to choose who will get the blame

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2022: With President Bio’s official first term in office ticking down, to the average SLPP supporter or sympathiser, President Bio is a “sure ball” for a second presidential term. The APC supporter will tell you that the sabbatical leave is over, and that [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Inspector General of police – Ambrose Sovula is finally sacked

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2022: President Julius Maada Bio has today sacked the country’s head of police – Inspector General Ambrose Sovula, as speculation and suspicion grow over a mysterious shipping container that arrived in Freetown last week, alleged to contain tons of cocaine imported into the country from [Read More]

Politics

Presidential aspirant Dr Samura Kamara accused of tribalism – but is President Bio not tribalistic?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2022: Many would argue that discrimination has existed since the creation of Adam and Eve, be it tribal, religious, gender, or any other social construct. But the reality is that some societies are more fixated on these social constructs than others, especially in poorer countries [Read More]

Economy & Business

Green hydrogen: – A viable option for transforming Africa’s energy sector

Bitsat Yohannes and Arona Diedouy : Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 July 2022: Africa seeks ways to meet massive energy demand while on net-zero path. With each passing day, global alarms ring louder about climate change threatening the planet. In a race against time, momentum for exploring innovations that will reduce [Read More]