Politics

Police officers sweat under cross-examination by lawyers representing mayor Aki-Sawyerr – Op ed

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 October 2022: The criminal prosecution of Mayor Aki-Sawyer by the Government of Sierra Leone through the Sierra Leone Police, got underway on 14th October 2022 and had its third sitting on Wednesday 26th October 2022. Mayor Aki-Sawyer is on trial for allegedly obstructing police [Read More]

Politics

SLPP should leave Mayor Aki-Sawyer alone – Op ed

Tommy Amara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 October 2022: Of all the Mayors and District Chairpersons, the Mayor of the Freetown City Council (FCC) – Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, is the most harassed, victimized and vilified by the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). Ever since the SLPP came to power, Aki-Sawyer has [Read More]

Politics

Government disburses $2.1 million in renovation and maintenance grants to 538 schools

FEPS Media & Communications Unit: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 October 2022: The Ministry of Basic & Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) has through the Sierra Leone Free Education Project, disbursed the sum of Twenty-Nine Billion Six Hundred and Ninety-Three Million Five Hundred & Twenty Thousand [Old] Leones (Le 29,693,520.00) in the [Read More]

Politics

Conditions for proportional representation do not exist – says leader of the opposition in Sierra Leone’s parliament Chernor Bah

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2022: As President Bio of Sierra Leone and his head of the country’s electoral body face a barrage of criticisms and accusation of usurping the Constitution to usher in District block proportional representation ahead of the 2023 elections, the leader of the opposition parties in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Britain has a new Prime Minister and he is not white – he is from the Black and Minority Ethnic Community

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2022: Profound history has been made today in Britain, after members of parliament of the ruling Conservative Party gave their overwhelming support to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer – Rishi Sunak to take over from Liz Truss, following her resignation as Prime Minister last [Read More]

Politics

Opposition NGC party raises serious concerns over SLPP’s decision to use proportional representation in the 2023 elections

Dr. Dennis Bright: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 October 2022: The National Grand Coalition Party (NGC) notes with great interest and concern the decision by the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL) as directed by his Excellency the President and communicated in their Press Statement of 21st October 2022, to conduct [Read More]

Politics

In British politics, hypocrisy is not a handicap

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2022: British politics is in danger of becoming the world’s most revered comedy show on the planet. What makes this unenviable accolade glaringly true is the fact that, Britain’s inglorious past of invade, conquer and colonise has been one of the most epoch-making [Read More]

Politics

Freetown selected as winner of C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Award

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2022: Freetown has been selected as a winner of the 2022 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards under the United to Innovative category, for its climate action project – FreetownTheTreeTown, an initiative that aims to plant, digitally track, and grow one million trees across the capital [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Standards Bureau and Petroleum Regulatory Agency must clamp down on rogue traders and utilities – Op ed

Alhaji U. Njai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2022: OK, I get the hike in gas prices; an economy in free fall and we are unable to control inflation and excessive rise of the US dollar against our New Leone. What I don’t get is why we are cheated at [Read More]