Economy & Business

Former UN Chief Executive Kandeh Yumkella calls for more to be done to achieve SDG 7

Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara, Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2018: The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) Summit has ended in Kigali, with the clarion call for the international community to do more to ensure that Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) – “Access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for [Read More]

Politics

Africa’s ability to deliver peace and security rests on fixing key relationships

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2018: Conflict patterns in Africa have changed rapidly in recent years posing a challenge to peace and security. And as today is celebrated as the International Day of Peace 2018, Theo Neethling argues that the African Union must enter into strategic partnerships if it wants to guarantee [Read More]

Politics

Can a regional court be a viable alternative to the ICC in Africa?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2018: Today is the International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace – within and among nations and peoples. This year it’s celebrated in honour of the right to peace for every person in the world. Peace is only possible [Read More]

Economy & Business

Empowering women lies at the centre of controlling population growth in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2018: Population growth is a controversial topic in Africa because it’s been linked with colonial and racist policies in the past. Now that human rights are at the centre of the conversation about family planning, it’s time to address the issue, argues Alex Ezeh in [Read More]

Economy & Business

UK and the US will extradite former corrupt APC government officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2018: A senior official at the State Department in the United States of America has confirmed to the Global Times that the Trump administration will “seriously consider” any request for extradition coming from “the appropriate authorities in Freetown”. The source at the American embassy confirmed [Read More]

Politics

British parliamentarians praise president Bio for his leadership 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2018: A Commonwealth Parliamentary Association delegation which also consists of members of Parliament from Britain, were in Freetown, Sierra Leone two days ago to gain first-hand experience and insight into political developments and realities on the ground. This visit comes after the electorally defeated opposition [Read More]

Politics

CHRD Africa condemns Cameroon government’s travel restriction

Felix Agbor Anyior Nkongho: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA), the leading human rights organization working to realize human rights in Cameroon,  strongly condemns the decision by the government of President Paul Biya (Photo) through its Regional Delegate of Transport [Read More]

Economy & Business

“The status quo must change” – says African Development Bank’s chief

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: “No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women. FinDev [Read More]

Politics

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: As the people of Sierra Leone eagerly await the formation of a judge-led commission of inquiry into corruption in the former APC government, recently proposed in a Bill to the Houses of parliament by the newly elected president Julius Maada Bio, in South Africa [Read More]