Economy & Business

NACE welcomes Sierra Leone’s Mines and Minerals Development Law but calls for actionable regulations to benefit communities

NACE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2022: The National Advocacy Coalition on Extractives (NACE), welcomes the enactment of the Mines and Minerals Development Act 2022. The new law repealed and replaced the Mines and Minerals Act, 2009, and now provides for the introduction of new and improved provisions for exploration, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Airseed Technologies aims to plant 100 million trees by 2024

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 August 2022: British engineering and smart tech firm CAL International have teamed up with Australian green tech start-up AirSeed Technologies to embark on a ground-breaking climate change initiative, which will see the aerial platform technology aim to plant 100 million trees by 2024. The ground-breaking Anglo-Australian [Read More]

Politics

Nigerians lampoon President Bio over his gun-toting terrorists gaffe

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2022: The government and police of Sierra Leone have made themselves into a ridiculous laughingstock, after a “wanted list” of suspected, so called “terrorists” – published by the government last week, went viral for all the wrong reasons. The list contains names and photos of [Read More]

Politics

Majority of Sierra Leoneans are experiencing a climate of fear of political reprisals – Op ed

Arthur E. Pearce: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 August 2022: The majority of Sierra Leoneans are experiencing a climate of fear of political reprisals, following the recent nationwide protest, as the government attempts to seize the initiative, and prevent further protests. People are concerned about the impact on their livelihoods, business, [Read More]

In Focus

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr admonishes Youth Ambassadors to promote peace as the foundation for national development 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2022: Last Friday, 19th August 2022, Mayor of Freetown – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, had an engaging and inspiring encounter with hundreds of youths from across the country, who gathered at the National Youth Leadership Summit in Freetow where she delivered a powerful keynote address, calling on [Read More]

Politics

A lawyer’s legal opinion is far from being an incitement

Brian Johnson Esq: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2022: The cornerstone of any democratic society is the ability of its rulers to tolerate free speech, alternative views, and sometimes out-right unpleasant and rude opinions. George Orwell said of free speech, “if liberty means anything at all, it means the right [Read More]

Politics

President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists – Nasralla tells President Bio and politicians to tone down political rhetoric

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2022: Yesterday at State House in Freetown, President Bio met the leadership of civil society organisations, the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, and the Sierra Leone Bar Association to discuss the August 10th riot that led to the death of several people including police officers. [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Freedom of speech and the crisis of responsibility in Sierra Leone

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 August 2022: Benjamin Franklin once said, “Freedom of speech is a pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins”. Freedom of speech is a right, granted [Read More]

Politics

President Bio discusses post-riot national healing with tribal heads in Freetown 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 August 2022: President Dr Julius Maada Bio, this week met with tribal heads in the Western Area of the country’s capital Freetown to discuss their role in government’s efforts at consolidating peace and democracy and seeking justice, following the August 10 violence that claimed innocent lives. [Read More]