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]

Politics & Law

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 & Law

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]