Election Watch

“Turn out impressive, process generally orderly and peaceful” – says Koroma, as counting gets underway in Kenyan polls

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 August 2022: The head of the AU-COMESA joint Elections Observer Mission(EOM), former Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma, along with Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd, the deputy head of mission, and former President of Burundi, H.E NDAYIZEYE Domitien, were out yesterday observing the opening of polls in Nairobi, [Read More]

Politics

How dare you be so dishonest and deceitful, President Bio? Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2022: Our President, Retired Brig. Maada Bio, recklessly left the nation suffering, with doctors and nurses going on strike and travelled out to the UK to attend his SLPP party’s fundraising dance. And during the party, President Bio said that the SLPP was [Read More]

Politics

President Bio accused of squandering £100,000 of taxpayers’ cash on overseas holiday and money traficking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2022: Allegations of misappropriation of almost One Hundred Thousand Pounds by Sierra Leone’s ministry of finance to fund the president’s latest holiday abroad – with the country in economic turmoil, will not make for comfortable reading for President Bio who is currently in London with [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone signs military cooperation agreement with Turkey

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2022: Last Friday, the government of Sierra Leone signed a deal with the Turkish government to strengthen Sierra Leone’s military capability. The agreement was signed by Sierra Leone’s Minister of Defense, Brig. Gen (Rtd) Hassan Kellie Conteh and the Turkish Minister of National Defense, Hulusi [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone now has new land rights law to promote gender and tribal equality and social justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 August 2022: After sixty years of procrastination, the Parliament of Sierra Leone has today passed into law “The Customary Land Rights Act 2022”, which the government says will address deep inequalities and discrimination in the ownership and control of land, especially in the provinces. Presenting the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone bans smoking in public places in a bid to eliminate tobacco consumption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 August 2022: Parliament of Sierra Leone last Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022 passed a new law titled “The Tobacco and Nicotine Act, 2022”, banning smoking in public places. The new law addresses the control and regulation of the production, manufacturing, importation, packaging and labeling, advertising, promotion and [Read More]

Election Watch

Former President Koroma of Sierra Leone leads African Union Elections Mission in Kenya

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2022 Former President of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma, departed Freetown for Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday 3 August 2022, where he is leading the African Union Elections Observation Mission (AUEOM), following an invitation from the Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, HE Moussa [Read More]

Politics

President Bio’s desperation to win Freetown creates tension as electoral body makes constituency boundary changes

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 August 2022: President Bio’s victory at the last elections in 2018, was hailed by opposition parties as the result of massive voter fraud and ballot rigging by elections officials sympathetic to the SLPP party. This accusation which almost brought chaos and violence to the streets, prompted [Read More]

Education and Health

UN launches partnership to advance disability inclusion in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 August 2022: UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi said yesterday in Freetown, that disability rights and inclusion are a critical element of the United Nations Country Team’s (UNCT) multi-year Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone. Speaking at the launch of the [Read More]