Obituary

Sierra Leonean singer Diamond Cherry passes away in The Gambia

Lans Omar (40 Acres Media Canada): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 August 2021: Sierra Leonean singer, Mariam Sankoh Lamin aka “Diamond Cherry” (Photo) passed away last Wednesday July 21, 2021 in The Gambia, after a long battle with illness, family sources have confirmed with 40 Acres media in Canada. Diamond Cherry [Read More]

Politics

Freetown City Councillors request immediate intervention from international community

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 August 2021: Elected councillors of the Freetown City Council have written a letter to the international community in the country, who are responsible for bankrolling the government every year through aid amounting to over $300 million. They are calling for the immediate intervention of the international [Read More]

Politics

Government of Sierra Leone moves to confiscate properties of former government minsters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: Since the publication of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) reports into corruption and mismanagement of public assets by former APC government ministers and officials, and the ensuing Court hearings, questions have been asked about whether the government of president Bio is serious about ensuring [Read More]

Politics

PPRC advises APC party on the safe path to national convention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: The leadership of the All People’s Congress (APC) Party in Sierra Leone has held talks with the country’s Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), following the party’s decision to take steps to organise its national convention in line with a High Court Order imposed on [Read More]

Politics

Honouring our honourable honourables – a sequel

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: This “honourable” debate has reared its ugly head again! The Speaker of Sierra Leone Parliament has weighed in anew on the debate and ruled that Cabinet Ministers should not go by the title of “Honourable”. According to the Speaker, “honour” belongs only [Read More]

Politics

Freetown communities flood again whilst government wages dirty politics against mayor

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2021: Communities in low-lying areas of Freetown are once again at the receiving end of the heavy rains that are peltering the country. Many people have this week lost their homes, as floods reaching several feet destroy houses and livelihoods. Heavy rains and flooding in [Read More]

Education and Health

Leading the global fight against COVID-19 and bridging the vaccine gap threatening Africa

Barbara Nel (AstraZeneca): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2021: The response to the pandemic has shown the speed of mobilization and vaccine science at its best. Faced with an unprecedented challenge, governments, international organizations, the health care industry and global health experts have come together on a scale never seen [Read More]

Politics

President Bio speaks of his policy of encouraging pregnant girls to return to education   

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone today addressed the Global Education Summit in London, the biggest of such events to encourage donors to raise $5 billion in the next 5 years, along with commitments from partner countries on domestic financing for education. [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

What is the price of hubris?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2021: Former President of Cote D’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo recently returned to the country, after the International Criminal Court acquitted him over charges of crimes against humanity. He was greeted by his supporters, who might mistakenly see it as a triumphant return, likened to [Read More]