Politics

“We need investments in critical sectors” President Bio tells a group of politicians in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2022: President Bio spoke to a small group of politicians in the upper house of the UK  Parliament – the House of Lords yesterday, along with the actor – Idris Elba, who along with the African Leadership Magazine were instrumental in organising the president’s visit [Read More]

Politics

President Bio calls on Europe for more economic support for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2022: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone is once again being criticised at home for his ‘love affair’ with flying out of the country, at a time when millions of citizens are facing starvation due to food shortages. Crirics say that whilst the President [Read More]

In Focus

Sierra Leoneans stranded in Niger airlifted by IOM

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2022: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), last week airlifted 149 Sierra Leoneans that were stranded in Niger, back to Sierra Leone, after failing to cross over to Europe in search of a better life. According to the IOM, the chartered flight was made possible [Read More]

Politics

President Bio Swears in 261 Justices of the Peace and assures of government’s commitment to justice sector reforms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: Yesterday Wednesday, President Bio presided over the swearing-in of 261 Justices of the Peace, JPs at State House, after they were recommended as Sierra Leoneans with distinguished records of serving their respective communities across the country.  The JPs will work in local courts to [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio challenges young people to be innovative and take control of their future

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: At the Freetown International Conference Centre yesterday Tuesday, President Julius Maada Bio  addressed over 500 final year students, graduates and young entrepreneurs from across the country, who took part in a three-day career fair. He challenged them to be innovative and focused. “I am [Read More]

Politics

US Millennium Challenge Corporation is undermining democracy, human rights, justice and peace in Sierra Leone – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: African governments are characterized by inefficiency, corruption, and instability. This, plus colonialism and neo-colonialism, have contributed to placing Africa at the bottom of the world economic order. While this state of affairs is untenable, we see also that Western nations want the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why COP27 matters to Sierra Leone

Babatunde Ahonsi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: Sierra Leone is among the 10 per cent of countries in the world that are most vulnerable to the adverse consequences of climate change, and presently one of the least able to cope with the effects. Unpredictable weather patterns, severe flooding, mudslides, [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio receives Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: Last Thursday, 10th of November 2022, President Julius Maada Bio received Sierra Leone’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) validation report, scoring the county 87.5. Commenting, President Bio said: “I want to start by congratulating the EITI validation team members for their great diligence in [Read More]

Politics

New report calls for more electoral reforms in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: The Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) last week launched a study report entitled, “A Review of the Administration of Electoral Justice in Sierra Leone: Challenges and Opportunities for Reforms”. Funded by the Irish Embassy, the study report provides an assessment of [Read More]