Politics

Speaker of Sierra Leone’s parliament pours cold water on proposed constitutional changes

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2022: Speaker of Sierra Leone’s parliament, Dr Abass Bundu last Thursday spoke out strongly against the proposed constitutional changes put forward by the government of his ruling SLPP party, outlined in the government’s response to the Report of the Constitutional Review Committee. Speaking at the [Read More]

Sports

Jubilation erupts in Sierra Leone as Leone Stars continue fantastic form in African nations cup – Sierra Leone 2, Ivory Coast 2

KABS KANU: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2022: Sierra Leone erupted in jubilation today, with thousands of ecstatic people streaming through the streets of Freetown , grinding pot covers, beating drums and screaming victory songs in sheer passion, after the national football team, Leone Stars, stunned the soccer world once [Read More]

Politics

Big constitutional changes announced by President Bio about the way Sierra Leone is governed

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2022: President Dr Julius Maada Bio on Thursday, 13 January 2022, launched the government’s long-awaited White Paper on the review of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone, which could herald welcoming siesmic changes to the way the country is government. Speaking at the event, the [Read More]

Obituary

Mrs. Agnes Diminga Adina Banjoko Labor laid to rest today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 January 2022: The funeral service for the Late Mrs. Agnes Diminga Adina Banjoko Labor (Member of the order of the Rokel, Sierra Leone), aged 96, who passed on in Wakefield England on the 14th December 2021 will take place today, Thursday 13th January 2022 at the [Read More]

Election Watch

President Bio appoints APC presidential aspirant Alpha Khan as minister in a mini cabinet reshuffle

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 January 2022: Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio yesterday pulled off a political masterstroke that almost went unnoticed, as Sierra Leoneans were caught-up in football mania, celebrating the country’s nil-nil draw against Algeria in Cameroon. Two big movers and shakers of Sierra Leone politics are affected [Read More]

Sports

Raptures of joy as unfancied Leone Stars storm portals of Africa soccer fame

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 January 2022: Leone Stars were the toasts of Cameroun and the whole of Africa today after their scintillating, magnificent and stunning performance against Africa Champions Algeria, whom they came close to beating in their blockbuster opening match in the ongoing Africa Nations Cup competition. [Read More]

Sports

Leone Stars out to upset Algeria and shake the African football establishment

Kabs Kanu (veteran sportswriter: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2022: LEONE STARS — the national team of Sierra Leone —-have only one dream in mind. They plan to upset heavy favourites Algeria and shake the African football establishment when they clash with the Desert Warriors in their opening match of [Read More]

Education and Health

PCR Covid test no longer required for people travelling from Sierra Leone to UK

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2022: Following last week’s announcement by the UK government that Covid PCR tests are no longer required for people coming into the country, there are reports of passengers travelling from Freetown to the UK being asked to pay for PCR test by rogue officials in [Read More]

Economy & Business

New Pan-African payments system provides big relief for African traders

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 09 January 2022: When Fidelis Adele, the CEO of Freetown-based Solid Graphics, a printing and communications company, needed to order some printing equipment from Nigeria in September, he paid an extra $165 on top of a $10,000 bank transfer to the seller. Yet it took three [Read More]