Politics

President Bio receives NEC Annual Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2019: Last Thursday, 20 June 2019, Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC), presented its Annual Report to President Julius Maada Bio, which included updates on ongoing preparations for all forthcoming elections to be conducted in the country. Chief Electoral Commissioner, Nfa Alie Conteh, said that [Read More]

Politics

Anti-Corruption Commission uncovers more stolen public assets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2019: When president Julius Maada Bio took office over a year ago, he promised to take the fight against corruption, where ever the evidence leads. Twelve months on, the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has recovered Billions of Leones from former government officials. Corruption in high [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s new economic development minister vows to take development to the people

James Samba: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2019: Sierra Leone’s newly appointed minister of planning and economic development – Dr. Francis Kai-Kai, has vowed to go all out to ensure that, under his leadership, national planning and economic development processes follow a ‘people-centred’ approach. Speaking in an exclusive interview, he [Read More]

Education and Health

New global surgical guidelines to cut post-surgery deaths in poor countries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2019: The English National Health Service (NHS) reduced post-operative deaths by 37.2% following the introduction of globally recognised surgical guidelines – paving the way for life-saving action in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, have [Read More]

Politics

No more election boycott – says Sierra Leone’s opposition NGC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2019: Supporters and well-wishers of the National Grand Coalition Party (NGC)  have questioned the rationale behind the decision of the party to boycott elections held in Sierra Leone, after failing to make significant impression at the March 2018 general and presidential elections, which saw the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s chief minister Francis woos Russian investors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2019: Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister – Professor David Francis led a high powered government delegation to Russia last week, where they attended a three-day Afreximbank Annual conference, taking place in Moscow. The theme of the conference was ‘Harnessing Emerging Partnership in an Era of Rising [Read More]

Obituary

Ibrahim B. Barrie laid to rest – gone too soon but not forgotten

Mohamed Gandoh Jalloh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 June 2019: Youth Against Corruption Sierra Leone (YAC) mourns and regrets to announce the death of  Mr Ibrahim B. Barrie, commonly known as Dino. Mr Barrie was one of the lead drivers of the  ACC Commissioner’s motorcade that was involved in the unfortunate [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commissioner in road accident but alive and well

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2019: ACC Commissioner, Francis Ben Kaifala’s vehicle convoy was involved in a road accident yesterday, Saturday, 22nd June 2019 along the mile 91 Highway, travelling to Bo. According to report from the Public Relations Unit of the ACC, the vehicle leading Kaifala’s convoy was involved [Read More]