ECOWAS mediation team upholds sanctions on Mali as new leader sworn in

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: Mali’s new president was sworn in yesterday, Friday, after five weeks of uncertainty following a military led coup which saw the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. The new president who is 70-year-old former Defence Minister – Bah Ndaw (Photo above in white), was selected [Read More]

Economy & Business

China’s Kingho Mining takes over Tonkolili Iron Ore mining operations in Sierra Leone 

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: The government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources last Thursday handed over the Tonkolili Iron Ore mining operations to Chinese owned – Kingho Mining Company Limited. The handing over ceremony which took place at the Bumbuna [Read More]


Detailed Reports of the Commissions of Inquiry now available

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: As the dust settles following the publication of the Commissions of Inquiry Reports and the government’s White Papers  responding to the recommendations of the Commissions, questions are being asked about vital information that appears to be missing in the published White Papers. For instance, [Read More]


Former president Koroma and others lived above their means and will lose their assets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2020: Three Commission of Inquiry Reports on corruption and abuse of office by the former APC government led by Ernest Bai Koroma, along with the government’s response to the recommendations of those commissions were published yesterday by the government of president Bio. They make for [Read More]


Former ministers and state officials to lose their dishonestly acquired assets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2020: Yesterday, the Sierra Leone Telegraph published the Sierra Leone government’s response (White Paper) to the recommendations of the Justice Biobele led Commission of Inquiry into the management of State affairs by the previous APC government of president Koroma, which found that hundreds of millions [Read More]


Former APC president Koroma and ministers to pay back hundreds of millions of dollars

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2020: The long awaited Commission of Inquiry Reports and White Paper were today delivered to Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio at State House by the country’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Brewah, amid massive riot police presence, after rumours of possible civil disorder. [Read More]


Sierra Leone is committed to global peace and security – president Bio tells UN Assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio sent a statement to the United Nations which was delivered  by the country’s former minister of foreign affairs and now Sierra Leone’s Representative to the UN – Mr Alie Kabba (Photo above), on the commemoration of the 75th [Read More]


United States suspends issuing visa to Sierra Leoneans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2020: The United States of America has stopped issuing visas to Sierra Leonean nationals, after the government of Sierra Leone reneged on an agreement to allow Sierra Leoneans deported by the USA to return to Sierra Leone. The governments of the USA and Sierra Leone [Read More]


Flawed Afrobarometer Report by the Institute for  Governance Reform

Abraham John: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September 2020: The attention of the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) has been drawn to an Awoko Newspaper headline titled: “Office of the Presidency” 3rd most corrupt institution published on the 16th September, 2020 based on a so-called Afrobarometer Report published by the [Read More]