Politics

Maada Bio – the hard road ahead – part 3

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 August 2019: The fight against corruption in Sierra Leone has begun. It is on course and gathering traction, under the fearless leadership of Mr Francis Ben Kaifala, the Commissioner of the country’s Anti- Corruption Commission.  Kaifala’s real strength lies with president Julius Maada Bio, [Read More]

Education and Health

Ghana upgrades capacity to handle infectious diseases

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 August 2019: KT Corporation has today announced that its Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP) started service in Ghana on 14 August 2019 – the first such endeavour outside of Korea. KT, the leading Korean telecommunication provider, said that the landmark platform, GEPP Ghana, was officially launched [Read More]

Politics

Maada Bio – the hard road ahead – part 2

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2019: As no new nation is built on virgin ground, so it is with governments. All new governments must contend with the legacies of its predecessor, whatever they may be. President Julius Maada Bio’s ‘New Direction’ is the same old Poverty Reduction Strategy [Read More]

Economy & Business

What direction Sierra Leone’s economy? Dr Kandeh Yumkella speaks out

Anthony Kamara, Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s Finance Minister – JJ Saffa, was at the studios of Radio Democracy 98.1 last Monday. By all indications, his performance during a live interview did not offer Sierra Leoneans much hope for an improvement in their economic wellbeing, as [Read More]

Politics

Maada Bio – the hard road ahead

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 August 2019: ‘Fortune favours the daring’ is epitome of President Julius Maada Bio’s incredulous, (in the minds of a fairly large chunk of sceptics,) ascendancy to the highest office in the state. Absolutely phenomenal. It contradicted theories shopped around that any other SLPP candidate, [Read More]

Politics

Sixteen deported from US to Sierra Leone – more to follow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 August 2019: It is thought that there are as many as one hundred thousand or more Sierra Leoneans or people with Sierra Leonean passports, living in the United States. Many are believed to be illegal immigrants or serving jail term. After decades of US humanitarian policy [Read More]

Politics

Kashor Holland Cole is re-arrested as bail is rescinded

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2019: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has just learnt tonight, that the opposition APC politician and chairman of Sierra Leone’s Western Area Rural District Council has this evening been re-arrested, after he was granted bail this afternoon. He will be spending the night at the notorious [Read More]

Politics

Alarming rise in political arrests in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2019. Another opposition APC politician has been arrested by police in Sierra Leone, in what many now fear is a continuation of a major crackdown on the opposition by the ruling SLPP, as by-election in the Hamilton constituency in Freetown draws closer. This brings the [Read More]

Economy & Business

No more business as usual – Sierra Leone government warns mining companies

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2019: The government of president Julius Maada Bio is warning mining companies not to expect business as usual, where due diligence, accountability and fiduciary responsibility are sacrificed by those in power for contract kickbacks. This stern warning comes, as the government continues to review all [Read More]