Politics

Main opposition APC member of parliament – Mohamed Bangura and the chairman of Tonkolili District Council – Yabom Sesay remanded in prison

Dauda Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 September 2022: The All People’s Congress Member of Parliament for constituency 066 in Kerena District, Hon. Mohamed Bangura and the APC chairlady for Tonkolili District Yabom Sesay were both remanded in prison yesterday, on charges of riotous conduct, obstruction and assault on a police [Read More]

Economy & Business

Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr calls for more devolution to local councils to help manage climate change

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 08 September 2022: On Saturday 3rd September, a week after heavy rains caused the loss of lives in the hillside community of Looking Town and considerable damage to properties in several coastal communities, Freetown City Council (“FCC”) started to dredge the culvert waterway. In [Read More]

Politics

Former President Koroma discusses voter registration problems with EU Ambassador to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 September 2022: Sierra Leone’s former President Ernest Bai Koroma today, Monday September 5th, was visited at his residence in Makeni by the European Union ambassador to Sierra Leone, Manuel Muller. The two had lengthy but fruitful discussions on a range of issues, the country’s preparations for [Read More]

Politics

Voter fraud and elections rigging take place well before polling day in Sierra Leone – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 September 2022: Many misinformed and ignorant people think that an election is rigged only on the day of polling. They think that protecting their votes on elections day is the key to stopping an election from being rigged. The fact however is that an [Read More]

Politics

Is this a voter registration process, or simply an updating of the NCRA/ECSL database?

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 September 2022: On Saturday September 3rd, 2022, the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL) started what is supposed to be the voter registration process ahead of the June 2023 general elections. But the inscription on the document issued at the end of this [Read More]

Politics

Voter registration ahead of next year’s elections in Sierra Leone marred by faulty computers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 September 2022: There was frustration and anger in various electoral registration centres across Sierra Leone last weekend, as voters were unable to register because of faulty computers. (Photo Credit: Kerefala Janneh/Xinhua). In several centres in the capital Freetown, voters queued up for many hours waiting to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Boosting intra-African trade will power post-COVID-19 recovery and foster food security – says Aissatou Diallo

Aissatou Diallo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 September 2022: The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting Africa’s development trajectory. It is exacting a substantial socio-economic toll and putting the survival of half of the continent’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) at risk. Four in five African businesses are witnessing a dramatic reduction [Read More]

Economy & Business

A young population, innovation and technology will transform Africa – Says Ismail Badjie, Founder & CEO of Innovarx Global Health

Nathan Hastings-Spaine: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 September 2022: Ismail Badjie, 36, co-founded Innovarx Global Health, a healthcare services company headquartered in The Gambia whose mission is to transform healthcare delivery in sub-Saharan Africa. He spoke to Nathan Hastings-Spaine for Africa Renewal, about his vision for healthcare in Africa. Excerpts: Give [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone – Cry, the divided country: where does the buck stop?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 September 2022: Sierra Leone politicians were divided even at independence. Independence festivities were overshadowed by the state of emergency, declared ten days earlier following a campaign of sabotage by the opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC). The APC had been urging that independence should [Read More]