Politics

Has the APC abandoned Paolo Conteh – hanging him out to dry?

Sulaiman Stom Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2020: On the 19th March 2020, the Criminal Investigations Department of the Sierra Leone Police, started its investigation into alleged claims that the Former Defense Minister – Paolo Conteh, walked into State House with his gun, to attend a scheduled meeting with [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone is closed for business for three days to contain coronavirus

Sulaiman Stom Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2020: The streets of Freetown are entirely quiet today, you can barely see people walking around, except for few security personnel, vehicles carrying essential staff, monitoring groups, NGO, INGOs, and ambulances. This Covid 19 lockdown brings memories of 19th – 21st September [Read More]

Politics

As democracy is quarantined – should we be vaccinated against politics?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2020: No present-day living organism or specimen may have ever experienced what the world is witnessing these days; thanks to the pandemic Corona Virus. It goes without saying that pandemics are nothing new to the world, as many refer to  past occurrences to [Read More]

Education and Health

More COVID-19 cases in Sierra Leone as lockdown begins

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2020: Sierra Leone has today recorded another two confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the cumulative total to six.  One of the infected is an Italian and the other is a Sierra Leonean. According to reports, both are believed to have been in self-isolation after [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone records two more cases of COVID-19 – bringing total to four

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 April 2020: There are now two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to four. Both new cases are believed to be among those quarantined upon arrival at Lungi international airport last month. According to BBC Umaru [Read More]

Economy & Business

COVID-19 pandemic – IMF approves $21.13 million to help stabilise Sierra Leone economy  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 April 2020: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), yesterday announced the disbursement of $21.13 million to Sierra Leone, after completing its second review of the country’s economic  performance, under the program supported by the IMF’s Extended Credit Facility (ECF). This brings the total [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone to receive US$7.5 Million for COVID-19 response from World Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2020: The World Bank today approved a US$7.5 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to help Sierra Leone respond to the threat posed by the Coronavirus outbreak and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness. The funds will fill critical financing gaps that have been [Read More]

Economy & Business

Physical distancing is still far from the minds of shoppers and commuters in Freetown

Stom Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2020: The streets of Freetown are busy this morning. Everybody is rushing either to go to the banks to withdraw cash, supermarket to buy provisions, bus station to travel or local market for foodstuffs. The prices of food items have risen like a [Read More]