Economy & Business

President Bio unveils ten million Euro EU support for decentralisation and improved local service delivery

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday launched a 10 Million Euro programme in Makeni – northern Sierra Leone, aimed at supporting development projects across the district councils of Bombali, Kenema, Pujehun and Kambia. Supported by European Union Funding, and in partnership with the government [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s Lungi International Airport reopens next Wednesday – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2020: Last night, president Bio announced the reopening of the country’s international airport, as well as the resumption of religious worship. Speaking on national television, the president said: “Fellow citizens, in our fight to protect against and curtail COVID-19, we have taken well-considered measures to [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s parliamentarians conclude debate on president Bio’s statement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: Three days ago, Monday 6th July 2020, parliamentarians in Sierra Leone concluded their debate on the President’s statement to parliament that he delivered on 28th May 2020. During last Monday’s final debate, the Deputy Chief Whip – Alusine Kanneh MP of the ruling SLPP, [Read More]

Politics

British government expresses concern for human rights in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has seen a letter written by the UK Minister for Africa – James Duddridge,  expressing serious concern about the treatment of Sierra Leone’s former Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, since her arrest [Read More]

Economy & Business

MDAs attend seminar to help improve public service delivery in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, yesterday engaged with key officers of ten government departments, agencies parastatals, commissions and state-owned enterprises, in a one-day seminar aimed at helping MDAs  accelerate effective service delivery in 2020 and beyond. The seminar, among other things, [Read More]

Politics

Freetown Correctional Centre publishes report into Pademba Road prison riot

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2020: Following the aftermath of the rioting that took place on the 29th April, 2020, at the Freetown Correctional facility, Pademba Road, leaving several prisoners dead, injured and serious destruction to buildings and property, Officers of the Freetown Correctional Centre have conducted an  investigation and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone prepares to open Lungi international airport

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) – Moses Tiffa Baio, yesterday held talks with senior officials of the Ministry of Transport and Aviation (MTA) and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) about the necessary safety and public health measures, that [Read More]

Education and Health

New NGO in Sierra Leone launches national recruitment campaign

TFSL: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2020: Sierra Leone aspires to be a place of equal opportunity, yet where children are born still too often determines their educational and life trajectories. Educational inequality limits the life prospects of millions of children. 4 out of 5 children within the age range [Read More]