Sierra Leone’s ombudsman pledges to fight maladministration in public life

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The new Ombudsman of Sierra Leone – Leon Jenkins-Johnston, yesterday met with local journalists at a press conference held in his office at Charlotte Street, Freetown, where he briefed the media about his plans for moving the office of Ombudsman forwards. Ombudsman Leon Jenkins-Johnston [Read More]


Why we need the Sierra Leone independent commission for peace and national cohesion

Teddy Foday-Musa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2019: The Bio-led Government of Sierra Leone has identified the strengthening of national cohesion as one of its top priority areas. In his address on 10 May 2018, at the state opening of parliament president Julius Maada Bio announced the creation of an [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Auditor Report 2017 – previous government failed to learn lessons  

Trevor Jenkins Johnston and Abdul Rashid Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2019: Sierra Leone’s Auditor General has published her report into the country’s public finances and how it was managed by the previous Koroma-led APC government in 2017, before they lost the general and presidential elections in March 2018. [Read More]


Former United States ambassador to Sierra Leone has died

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: The death is announced of Ambassador Arthur W. Lewis, former United States of America ambassador to Sierra Leone from 1983 to 1985, when he retired from the US Foreign Service. Arthur Lewis was a career foreign service officer who served in diplomatic missions in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rutile mining special task-force presents report to president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Last Wednesday, 9th January 2019   – A special task-force set up by the Sierra Leone government to investigate industrial unrest at the Sierra Rutile Mining Company, and make recommendations regarding relationship between workers and the company, presented its findings and recommendations to president Julius [Read More]

Education and Health

Nurturing the next generation of sustainability champions and farmers in Sierra Leone

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Over sixty excited pupils and teachers from 10 education institutions and schools across the Western Rural District of Freetown, Sierra Leone, attended last Saturday’s launch of an innovative school’s environmental management and reforestation project at the Freetown Teacher’s College. The project has [Read More]


President Bio to sign performance contracts with his ministers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 January 2019: Just weeks after naming his cabinet – June 2018, president Bio convened an away day retreat involving his ministers, top civil servants and heads of parastatals, to discuss his mission and plan ahead for the delivery of his government’s New Direction agenda. The aim [Read More]

Economy & Business

IFC and West African Stock Exchange partner to strengthen corporate governance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and West Africa Regional Stock Exchange, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières, today signed an agreement to cooperate toward improving corporate governance practices of listed companies. Under the agreement, IFC will help BRVM design, develop, draft and [Read More]


President Bio speaks at launch of his free teaching and learning materials for schools

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: Yesterday, 9th January 2019, president Julius Maada Bio launched his government’s Free Quality School Education (FQSE) Programme Teaching and Learning Materials and Core Textbooks initiative. Addressing, pupils, parents and teachers across the country, this is what he said: The Honourable Vice President, the First [Read More]