Politics

Sierra Leone’s minister of the western region Nabeela Tunis visits regional minister of Greater Accra

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2021: Since her controversial appointment as minister of western region by president Bio in May this year in a snap cabinet reshuffle, little has been seen of or heard about Mrs Nabeela Tunis who was sacked as foreign affairs minister to take over as minister [Read More]

Politics

President Bio calls on Sierra Leoneans in the UAE to continue to be patriotic

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio last Thursday held a meeting with Sierra Leoneans living and working in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, where he also launched the maiden edition of the Embassy’s Newsletter. Speaking to his fellow countrymen, he thanked them for the love [Read More]

Politics

Freetown City Council suspends budget planning review as government is accused of sabotaging service delivery

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2021: Elected councillors of the Freetown City Council along with the city’s Mayor – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, yesterday suspended a budget review the council was undertaking with central government, in reaction to what the mayor described as the government’s continuing efforts at sabotaging the council’s service [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio makes a pitch for investments in Dubai ahead of a cabinet reshuffle

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2021: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he is expected to drum up calls for foreign investments and trade for Sierra Leone at the EXPO 2020. The president has joined his wife – Fatima Bio who arrived [Read More]

Politics

Land Complaints and Dispute Resolution Committee presents report to President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Last Thursday, 7th October, President Bio received a report on the findings of the Complaints and Dispute Resolution Committee that was mandated to investigate land disputes in the Western Area from April 2018 to January 2021. Committee chairman, Alhaji Mutada Sesay, who was representing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone energy minister and WAPCOS sign contract for new electricity transmission line

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy, Alhaji Kanja Sesay, has reiterated the commitment of the Government of Sierra Leone to ensuring that every area of the country is sustainably connected or networked to the country’s grid or mini grid, after signing a contract for the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Nigerian startup SafeNow NG wins $8K in Seedstars’ global digital democracy hackathon

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: The Digital Democracy Challenge, a 72-hour online hackathon by Seedstars focused on developing innovative and viable digital solutions to strengthen the digital democratic space, has declared its winners: Divao (Hong Kong), SafeNow NG (Nigeria), and Crowd Journal (Kenya). The top three solutions are awarded [Read More]

Economy & Business

Private investment in Africa is exceeding expectations in 2021, according to new AVCA report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: Despite widespread decline felt by most economies across the globe, private equity fundraising in Africa has already managed to reach US$1.3bn for the first half of 2021, when including final and interim closes. Mirroring the gradual stabilisation of Africa’s macroeconomic environment is the African [Read More]

Politics

President Bio pallys with Guinean coup leaders in violation of the spirit of ECOWAS resolution

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2021: As President Bio of Sierra Leone who was democratically elected by the people of Sierra Leone in 2018 after he was branded “a brutal military junta leader” following the extra-judicial killing of dozens of people in 1992 in a coup d’état that brought down [Read More]