Education and Health

Vaccines for Africa is a matter of global security – says Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 April 2021: In a statement released today, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has called for a series of urgent actions aimed at upscaling vaccine access in Africa. Africa is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions. The continent is home to 17% of the world’s population and [Read More]

Politics

US government 2020 Country Report on human rights in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 April 2021: The United States Government has published its 2020 Country Report on human rights in Sierra Leone. In its executive summary it says: “Sierra Leone is a constitutional republic with a directly elected president and a unicameral legislature. In March 2018 the opposition Sierra Leone [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s democracy: A focus on public trust in state institutions

Rev. Gibrilla Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 April 2021: Given the current realities in Sierra Leone, it would appear as if the trust of the governed in the governors is a scarce commodity, thus the need to assess the situation and examine the key issues concerning public trust in state [Read More]

Politics

President Bio of Sierra Leone accused of gross tribal discrimination

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2021: Accusing politicians in Sierra Leone of hypocrisy, double standards, nepotism and tribalism is nothing new. Since the end of the rebel war in 2001 and the return of democratic elections, successive governments have been criticised for polarising the political space with tribal and regional [Read More]

Politics

Twenty-one scary things in Sierra Leone’s cybercrime Bill you must know before it becomes law

Rashid Dumbuya Esq: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2021: Since the Cybercrime Bill was laid before Parliament, LEGAL LINK has been religiously following the Preliminary Parliamentary debates regarding this proposed bill, the claims, counterclaims and apprehensions from civil rights activists, interest bodies and the wider public as well as the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s five-year MCC threshold programme ends but what success?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 April 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio on Tuesday officially announced the formal closure of the Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) Threshold Programme funded by the US government in 2015. The $44.4 million threshold programme was aimed at improving access to clean water, reliable electricity, and support [Read More]

Economy & Business

European Union Delegation to Sierra Leone: Call for Proposals for Agro-Technology Development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2021: This call for proposals under the Agro-Technology development Initiative is launched by the European Union Delegation to Sierra Leone. It is a uniquely competitive opportunity being offered to Sierra Leonean organizations and SMEs seeking to develop and/or expand sustainable agro-processing and agribusiness innovation and [Read More]

Politics

United States reduces Visa Sanctions on Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2021: The United States Embassy in Freetown, yesterday issued a public notice informing that the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has ordered the reduction of visa sanctions on Sierra Leone, in recognition of the Government of Sierra Leone’s increased assistance in facilitating the [Read More]

Politics

Our Mayor goes nowhere – she will continue the good work she is doing

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2021: As Sierra Leoneans we can be quite fickle and so easily manipulated by politicians for their own political ends and personal interests. We are in real danger of elevating the political brouhaha over the Mayor of Freetown’s unfortunate and unguarded comments into [Read More]