Politics

French ambassador to Sierra Leone held talks with president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2018: French Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Guinea, Jean-Marc Grosgurin, had a meeting today with  President Julius Maada Bio in State House Freetown. Ambassador Grosgurin said he is happy to have travelled all the way from Guinea, where he resides, to not only strengthen the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Work to commence on a new four-lane Lumley-Juba Bridge in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: President Julius Maada Bio has today officially launched the start of construction work on the four-lane Lumley-Juba bridge, as well as the rehabilitation of the long awaited Limkokwing-Regent road in the far west of Freetown. According to report from State House, this project is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Socfin dispute – setting the records straight

Thomas vandi Gbow: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: Several unsubstantiated allegations have been made by certain people about Socfin Agriculture Company in Sierra Leone that need clarifications. Socfin has 12,500 hectares out of the 27, 000 hectares of Sahn Malen Chiefdom in Pujehun District. The company has only planted [Read More]

Economy & Business

Socfin dispute – government looks for a resolution

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: The government of president Julius Maada Bio on Saturday 10th November 2018 embarked on a mission to find a lasting solution to a protracted land dispute between the aggrieved people of Sahn Malen Chiefdom and the SOCFIN Agricultural Company. After a series of consultative [Read More]

Politics

President Bio must shake up state enterprises to curb spending

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14th November 2018: The Chairman of the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP) – Umaru Napoleon Koroma, who is also the General Secretary of the ruling SLPP party, yesterday  presented the NCP 2017 Report to president Julius Maada Bio in State House Freetown. Presenting his 33 page report, [Read More]

Politics

Should the High Court struck off petition case against APC MPs?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: It is now seven months since the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) filed High Court injunction writs against a group of opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) elected members of parliament, for alleged electoral malpractices claimed to have been committed at the March 2018 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ghana implements the IMF’s enhanced general data dissemination system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The e-GDDS was established by the IMF in 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help [Read More]

Politics

A call for compassion in Cameroon – an open letter to First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya

Lilian Ayuk-Tabe: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Dear First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya of Cameroon, I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children [Read More]