Politics

Sierra Leone now has new land rights law to promote gender and tribal equality and social justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 August 2022: After sixty years of procrastination, the Parliament of Sierra Leone has today passed into law “The Customary Land Rights Act 2022”, which the government says will address deep inequalities and discrimination in the ownership and control of land, especially in the provinces. Presenting the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone bans smoking in public places in a bid to eliminate tobacco consumption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 August 2022: Parliament of Sierra Leone last Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022 passed a new law titled “The Tobacco and Nicotine Act, 2022”, banning smoking in public places. The new law addresses the control and regulation of the production, manufacturing, importation, packaging and labeling, advertising, promotion and [Read More]

Election Watch

Former President Koroma of Sierra Leone leads African Union Elections Mission in Kenya

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 August 2022 Former President of Sierra Leone – Ernest Bai Koroma, departed Freetown for Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday 3 August 2022, where he is leading the African Union Elections Observation Mission (AUEOM), following an invitation from the Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, HE Moussa [Read More]

Politics

President Bio’s desperation to win Freetown creates tension as electoral body makes constituency boundary changes

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 August 2022: President Bio’s victory at the last elections in 2018, was hailed by opposition parties as the result of massive voter fraud and ballot rigging by elections officials sympathetic to the SLPP party. This accusation which almost brought chaos and violence to the streets, prompted [Read More]

Education and Health

UN launches partnership to advance disability inclusion in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 03 August 2022: UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi said yesterday in Freetown, that disability rights and inclusion are a critical element of the United Nations Country Team’s (UNCT) multi-year Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone. Speaking at the launch of the [Read More]

Sports

Sierra Leone’s athletes in an exciting show at opening of commonwealth games yet to pick up a medal

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 August 2022: Dozens of athletes from Sierra Leone arrived two weeks ago in Birmingham, UK, where they will compete with top athletes from across the Commonwealth in field and track events. The young team from Sierra Leone were seen last week at the opening ceremony of [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves $315 million West Africa regional Food Systems Resilience Program

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 August 2022: Some additional two million people will benefit from a second phase of the West Africa regional Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP-2) approved last Friday, 29th July 2022 by the World Bank. $315 million in International Development Association (IDA) financing FSRP-2 will support Chad, Ghana [Read More]

Politics

U.S navy warship – Coastguard Cutter (USCGC) Mohawk arrives in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 August 2022: The USCGC Mohawk arrived in Freetown last weekend for a scheduled port visit. During the visit, Mohawk has received Sierra Leone government officials onboard – including vice president Juldeh Jalloh and military leaders. US naval officers will hold discussions with fishing communities about the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Work in Sierra Leone to improve resilience to emergencies in the face of climate change

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 August 2022: A partnership between local authorities in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Bournemouth University in UK, has led to new procedures for handling emergencies and disasters at the city’s large dumpsites and waste collection sites. Photo: Smoking landfill site in Freetown. “Fires are one of the [Read More]