Politics

Sierra Leone’s Foreign Ministry to account for over Le470 Million

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 February 2023: Despite lofty claims by President Bio and the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission of succeeding in tackling high level corruption in Sierra Leone, there are several sacred cows in his government that are using clever means of siphoning public funds into their personal accounts. In 2019, [Read More]

Politics

President Bio visits school children injured at a government rally in Bo stadium

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 February 2023: Dozens of school children who were invited by the wife of President Bio and the government to attend a rally at the Bo stadium in southern Sierra Leone, were seriously injured when a section of the stadium collapsed. The rally which critics say was [Read More]

Politics

Fromer President Koroma and African leaders explore innovative ideas to address security challenges facing Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 February 2023: Sierra Leone’s former President Ernest Bai Koroma departed Freetown today Sunday, 5 February 2023 to join his peers on a five-nation visits to discuss security on the African continent. Organized by the Brenthurst Foundation, the high-level event is scheduled to take place from the [Read More]

Politics

People of Sierra Leone must never forgive Kandeh Yumkella – says NGC Mayoral hopeful Haroun Zubairu as he too resigns

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: Tonight, there are more high profile resignations from Yumkella’s National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, following a string of resignations this afternoon, tendered by the party chairman – Dennis Bright, Deputy Secretary General – Nyamakoro Sillah, and the party’s Western Area Coordinator – Arthur Pearce. [Read More]

Breaking News

The wheels of Yumkella’s NGC third force political wagon come off as chairman Dennis Bright and others resign

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: Twenty-four hours they say is a long time in politics, but not for Dr Kandeh Yumkella and his opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, which is now facing rapid meltdown as Chairman Dennis Bright, Arthur Pearce, and Mrs Nyamankoro Sillah today tendered their resignation [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leoneans will now use ECOWAS Identity Card

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: On Monday, January 30, 2023, President Bio launched the country’s first securitized multi-purpose identification card and identification verification system, at the State House, as he thanked development partners for their technical and other consistent support in strengthening and building the capacity of the National [Read More]

Economy & Business

$311 million World Bank funding for solar energy in Sierra Leone, Chad, Liberia, and Togo

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: Activities under the new Regional Emergency Solar Power Intervention Project (RESPITE) have officially kicked off in Freetown to increase electricity access to millions of existing and prospective consumers in Chad, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo. According to a World Bank statement published yesterday, RESPITE [Read More]

Breaking News

Why I have resigned from the NGC Party with immediate effect

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2023: Following the NEC Meeting of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, held last Saturday, 28th January 2023, I have today formally notified the party Chairman – Dr Dennis Bright that I, Alan Luke (National Diaspora Co-ordinator for NGC), cannot with any good [Read More]

In Focus

Hope for families of thousands of Sierra Leoneans killed or injured in road accidents every year

Victor Mengot: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Transport  and Aviation has responded to a call by transport and road safety advocates and stakeholders to consider modalities for establishing traffic courts in Sierra Leone. Our current traffic laws and regulations have some violations that are arrestable [Read More]