Politics

President Bio’s plan to ban Sierra Leone’s Consortium of Progressive Political Parties COPPP unfolds

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2022: The Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the Corporate Affairs Commission of Sierra Leone – Prince Bamidele Williams, wrote a letter on 5th July, 2022 addressed to the Company Secretary of the CoPPP, stating that he has dfecided to rescind the registration of the [Read More]

Politics

Proportional representation revisited – a case for greater political participation in Sierra Leone’s politics

Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie Esq: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2022: Today’s topical issues as we approach another election cycle in our growing democracy are the violent trend of our youth in parliamentary bye elections, political leaders’ complicity in that malaise, the challenges in our Courts and most importantly the ever [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Let us reject violence and selfishness, that could destroy Sierra Leone’s unity – Op ed

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph:11 July 2022: Like many countries around the world, Sierra Leone is experiencing social, political and economic speed bumps, after tough challenges in recent times. There is a saying that “a man who has never travelled, thinks his mother is the best cook”. However, Sierra Leone [Read More]

Economy & Business

Feasibility studies for the Freetown Cable Car system is launched

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2022: Friday, 8th of July 2022 was another significant milestone in the process of the design, financing and implementation of the Freetown Cable Car system, an innovative and sustainable transport intervention captured in the Urban Mobility Cluster of #TransformFreetown. We are [Read More]

Politics

Youths as agents of politics: Can we blame the youths of Sierra Leone for their predicament? Op ed

Saidu Bangura, PhD: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2022: A discussion of youths in politics is as controversial a topic as the allusion I have made in the title that youths are agents of politics. Agents as used in this context should be understood to mean “instrumental” – given the [Read More]

Economy & Business

African Heads of State reaffirm commitment to recovering from crises and achieve economic transformation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2022: African Heads of State and Government have reaffirmed their commitment to seize key opportunities to respond to multiple crises and steer their economies to transformative paths, in partnership with the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA). The leaders convened at the IDA for Africa [Read More]

Politics

Dr Femi Claudius Cole and Dr Dennis Bright released without charge

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2022: Opposition politicians – Dr Femi Claudius Cole and Dr Dennis Bright who were arrested last Sunday, allegedly for inciting unlawful street protest, were released from detention yesterday after spending four nights behind bars. They are required to report to the police station on a [Read More]

Politics

Femi Claudius Cole and Dr Bright spending fourth night behind bars as opposition APC MPs are attacked in parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2022: Serious concerns are being raised tonight about the health of Sierra Leone’s opposition politicians – Femi Claudius-Cole and Dennis Bright who are both spending their fourth night in detention at CID without charge. They were arrested last Sunday for allegedly inciting several women in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone gets new Leone note but with same value

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2022: Last Friday, 1st July 2022, President Dr. Julius Maada Bio launched the much talked about redenominated Leone notes. “The technical experts have made a strong case. There will be a simplification of accounting records and a significant reduction in cash volumes [Read More]