Politics

Sierra Leone’s Judicial and Legal Service Commissioners take oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 July 2022: Last Friday, 22 July 2022, newly appointed members of Sierra Leone’s Judicial and Legal Service Commission – Ms. Michaela Eddinia Swallow, Anthony M. B. Aruna and Sheku A. T. Tamu, took their oath of office after their recent appointment by President Dr Julius Maada [Read More]

Education and Health

New surveillance and diagnostic lab enhance Sierra Leone’s ability to address child deaths

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2022: Sierra Leone’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies has been enhanced by the provision of a clinical research laboratory attached to the Makeni Regional Government Hospital. The international-standard laboratory will serve as a space for surveillance and diagnostics testing and [Read More]

Politics

Democratic good governance thrives where there is collective approach to leadership, former president Koroma tells Arusha conference

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2022: “Democracy is being overthrown not necessarily through the barrel of the gun, rather, through the ballot box, aided and abated by the very institutions which ought to protect it. “Even worse, administrations borne out of such democratic coup d’états have failed to learn from [Read More]

Politics

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr speaks in Arusha at the Africa Drive for Democracy conference

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 July 2022: It was an honour to participate in the Africa Drive For Democracy Conference yesterday. This convening of members of the African democratic community is aimed at renewing commitments to the promotion of democratic ideas nationally, regionally, and continentally. Hosted in Arusha, Tanzania [Read More]

Politics

Young African woman of Nigerian origin – Kemi Badenoch is kingmaker in Tory party election of new British Prime Minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2022: Kemi Badenoch, who currently serves in the government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as Minister for Local Government, Faith and Communities at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Minister for Equalities, has today emerged as kingmaker in the ruling Conservative [Read More]

In Focus

An all-out fight against hate speech

Zipporah Musau: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2022: The world is experiencing alarming trends of growing hate speech, racism, xenophobia, misogyny and hatred. Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu is the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide. One of her priorities is to counter hate speech. She spoke to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Zambia’s cycling city

Deogracias Kalima: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2022: Chipata city in eastern Zambia, on the border with Malawi, is loosely referred to as “Amsterdam” because, as in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, bicycles are Chipata’s transportation mainstay. Thousands of human-powered bicycles crisscross Chipata traffic lights daily, ferrying groceries, passengers, civil servants, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ocean more turbulent than decades ago, says Tanzanian fisherman

Gloria Michael: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2022: The waves are bigger and stronger, pressure is piling on fish stocks. Rashid Maneno, 56, sat alone, watching the sea pensively. It’s a fine, warm morning on the sandy beach in Bagamoyo some 79 kilometers north-west of Dar-es-Salaam, the port city of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Taking charge of Africa’s oceans and blue resources

Elham M. Ali: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2022: We need to mitigate the effects of climate change, transition to clean, renewable energy, close research gap, and seek intra-governmental and regional collaboration. Oceans make life possible. They produce more than half of the world’s oxygen and capture 50 times more [Read More]