Education and Health

Strengthening HIV treatment cascade is critical to achieving widespread impact – Op-ed

Ambassador Maria Brewer: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 December 2020: The United States joins Sierra Leone in observing World AIDS Day 2020 today 1st of December. Annually on this date since 1988, we pause to remember those lost to HIV/AIDS, to reflect upon our global journey towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s lands minister Sandy is destroying the SLPP government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2020: Following a barrage of damning stories and social media lampooning of Sierra Leone’s minister of lands – Dr Dennis Sandy, for what many regard as his thuggery and bully-boy tactics in managing the affairs of his ministry, questions are now being asked within the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s dismal performance in the WAEC school exams needs fixing fast

John Mannah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2020: Sierra Leone’s performance in the recently released 2020 WAEC examination results with a 4.5% Pass Rate in 5 Subjects, when compared to our sister competing countries namely, Ghana with 68.5%, Nigeria- 65.8%, and The Gambia – 64.8%, is not only catastrophic and [Read More]

Education and Health

Nigeria’s best selling Naija music artist – Kizz Daniel to perform in Freetown in 2021

LAKE Production: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2020: LAKE Production (SL) Limited is pleased to inform the general public that January 16th, 2021 is the new date for the KIZZ DANIEL show in Freetown. We will be live at the National Stadium in Freetown. You just do not want to [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leonean born Frederica Williams receives Harvard’s 2020 Dean Michael Shinagel Award

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2020: President and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center in Boston, USA – Frederica Williams, has been awarded the 2020 Dean Michael Shinagel Award for Service to Others, presented by the Harvard Extension Alumni Association. When Frederica Williams, CSS ’91, was in England earning her [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank supports Sierra Leone’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2020: At the launching of the National Disaster Management Agency in Sierra Leone almost ten days ago, World Bank Country Manager – Gayle Martin, spoke about the Bank’s commitment to the wellbeing of the people of Sierra Leone, as she expressed the importance of accountability, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone now has a dedicated National Disaster Management Agency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2020: Thousands of people have died unnecessarily across Sierra Leone, especially in the capital Freetown – due to poor disaster management planning and response. In August 2017, over one thousand people – mainly children and the elderly were killed by a mudslide in Freetown, after [Read More]

Economy & Business

Counting the cost of buying safe drinking water in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2020: Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of rainfall in Africa yet over two-thirds of rhe population are struggling to access safe, clean drinikng water, especially in the dry season. In the capital – Freetown, many rely on water being sold in jerry [Read More]

Politics

I want to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament – says Speaker Sidie Tunis  

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2020: Speaker of the 5th Legislature of the regional Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament – Sidie Mohamed Tunis, says that his wish is to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament. Sidie Mohamed Tunis is the first Sierra Leonean to be [Read More]