Election Watch

ECOWAS and African Union delegation in Sierra Leone on pre-election fact-finding mission amid rising political tension

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 April 2023: On Wednesday, President Bio received a delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU), as concerns grow over rising political tension and pre-election violence.  Presidential and general elections are due on 24th June 2023. Leader of the [Read More]

Education and Health

Mayor Aki-Sawyer’s waste management project at Kingtom and Kolleh town is improving health and saving lives

Mallam Osman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2023: One of the development projects implemented by Yvonne Aki-Sawyer as Mayor of Freetown is the much-needed faecal sludge plant in Kingtom and Kolleh Town communities, which is now improving health and saving the lives of people in poor communities. The sludge (sewerage) [Read More]

Politics & Law

APC MPs reject President Bio’s Welfare Bill that could see outgoing MPs benefits go up massively amid rising poverty in the country

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 April 2023: Last Thursday, members of parliament representing Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the All People’s Congress (APC) rejected a new Welfare Bill that was tabled last week  by the ruling SLPP in parliament. The Bill proposed could see outgoing Members of Parliament (MPs) retaining [Read More]

Education and Health

UNFPA welcomes high-level commitment for the wellbeing of adolescent and young people in West and Central Africa

UNFPA: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 April 2023: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) West and Central Africa Regional Office welcomes the high-level Ministerial Commitment for Educated, Healthy and Thriving Adolescents and Young People in the region, endorsed by Ministers of Education and Health from 24 countries in the region, in [Read More]