Economy & Business

Freetown City Council launches market cover project to benefit thousands of women

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 August 2022: I was excited to launch the Freetown Market Shade Cover project in Calaba Town Market last Friday, 26th August 2022. With the theme “Protecting women and girls from extreme heat”, the project is also being delivered in Congo Market and [Read More]

Politics

Lives lost and homes destroyed as Freetown experiences heavy rains

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2022: My heart goes out to the families of the six people who died in the mudslide at Looking Town today Sunday, 28th August 2022. The deceased (a husband, wife and their baby, another child and two men) lived in two adjacent [Read More]

In Focus

Widespread destruction and loss of life in Freetown as heavy rains take its toll

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2022: At least six people are known to have died in Freetown after heavy rains yesterday Sunday, August 28th, 2022. Thousands of people living in hilltop communities as well as low-lying areas have been displaced. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone has become a disaster-prone [Read More]

Politics

Persons of Interest or Interested Persons, which is it, Mr Ben Kaifala?

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 August 2022: Let’s start with the timeline. 11 May 2022, ACC Chair, Francis Ben Kaifala issued press release through social media; 16 May 2022, Femi Claudius Cole writes a robust response to the ACC Press Release in Sierra Leone Telegraph, querying, amongst other issues [Read More]

Politics

Trigger-happy Retired Brigadier Maada Bio who betrayed his people – Op ed

Ruben Rubadoveski: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2022: In the last four years alone in Sierra Leone, under the presidency of Rtd Brigadier Maada Bio, the police and presidential guards have killed more protesters than they did under the last two presidencies – of Kabba and Koroma, combined (a total [Read More]

Politics

President Bio accused of prejudicing investigation into Bloody Wednesday

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2022: President Bio has officially announced the setting up of a Special Investigation Committee to look into the causes of the street protests that erupted in several areas of the country on August 10th, 2022, where more than twenty civilians were killed and six police [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Attorney General and Bank Governor call for criminal charges against Africanist Press for exposing corruption

Anne Baber Wallis, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2022:  Leaked documents from the Office of the Attorney General of Sierra Leone provide new evidence on joint efforts undertaken by leading government officials and opposition party politicians to prevent Africanist Press from publishing its investigative reports on corruption [Read More]

Politics

New Deputy Inspector General of Sierra Leone Police to be announced

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2022: The head of the African Union’s Multinational Police Force in Somalia – Sierra Leonean born and trained Augustine Kailie, is reported to have been approved this week by Sierra Leone’s Police Council to become the new Deputy Inspector General of Police of Sierra Leone. [Read More]

Education and Health

Nigeria launches major push to protect millions of children against deadliest form of diarrhoeal disease

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2022: In partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), WHO, UNICEF and other partners, the Federal Government of Nigeria – through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) – has introduced the rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme. Yesterday’s launch is a [Read More]