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Why I have resigned from the NGC Party with immediate effect

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2023: Following the NEC Meeting of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, held last Saturday, 28th January 2023, I have today formally notified the party Chairman – Dr Dennis Bright that I, Alan Luke (National Diaspora Co-ordinator for NGC), cannot with any good [Read More]

In Focus

Hope for families of thousands of Sierra Leoneans killed or injured in road accidents every year

Victor Mengot: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Transport  and Aviation has responded to a call by transport and road safety advocates and stakeholders to consider modalities for establishing traffic courts in Sierra Leone. Our current traffic laws and regulations have some violations that are arrestable [Read More]

Education and Health

WHO expert committee says COVID-19 must remain a public health emergency of international concern 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee for COVID-19 has advised that COVID-19 continue to be categorized a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The Committee, which is established under the International Health Regulations (IHR) and convened by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director [Read More]

Economy & Business

Increased hunger in Sierra Leone – US supports World Food Programme’s response

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes $3.2 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide emergency food and development assistance to 68,000 women, men, and children in Sierra Leone, where four out of five households have irregular access [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s new Intrernational Airport: How it came about and what was promised – Op ed

Victor Ako Mengot: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2023: The agreement for the construction and management of the new airpport was presented to Parliament on 16th December 2020 for ratification. It was presented by the then Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation – Mr. Sadiq Sillah. What was promised? “The [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone will go to the polls in June under proportional representation – Supreme Court rules

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 January 2023: Sierra Leone’s Supreme Court has today made a landmark ruling in favour of President Bio’s decision to change the country’s electoral system to proportional representation, less than five months before presidential and general elections are held on the 24th of June 2023. Chief Justice [Read More]

Politics

Decade of progress is under threat as overall African governance flatlines – says 2022 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2023: The 2022 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), was launched yesterday by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Index shows that African governance has flatlined since 2019, reflecting a series of disruptions caused by a combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased insecurity, and widespread democratic [Read More]

Politics

Supreme Court decides tomorrow whether President Bio can change the country’s electoral system to proportional representation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2023: The Supreme Court of Sierra Leone will deliver judgment tomorrow Friday morning, in a lawsuit brought by lawyers acting for the main opposition APC party last month, against the government’s decision to change the country’s electoral laws that will replace the constituency based – [Read More]

Education and Health

COVID-19 vaccine partnership boosts Sierra Leone’s vaccination efforts with $2.8 million  

Sierra Leone Telegraph:  26 January 2023: The COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Partnership, (CoVDP), yesterday handed over vehicles including motorbikes and computers worth over $2.8 million to support Government of Sierra Leone’s COVID-19 vaccine deployment. CoVDP is a joint venture of the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (Gavi), the United Nations Children’s [Read More]