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]


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]


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]