Abdulai Mansaray

Why do Black heroes die so soon?

Abdulai Mansaray: 18 June 2021: Today marks three months since John Pombe Joseph Magufuli passed away, but like many before him, his death has not passed without the proverbial conspiracy theories. We all know how conspiracy theories can be persuasively plausible, and like Thomas Sankara, Samora Michel, Patrice Lumumba, Kwame [Read More]

Education and Health

EDCTP and CEPI funding moves IAVI’s Lassa fever vaccine candidate into advanced clinical development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2021: IAVI has announced it has received an award of €22.8 million from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to conduct a Phase 2b clinical trial of a novel vaccine candidate to prevent Lassa [Read More]

Education and Health

Former Nigerian President Obasanjo joins Global Oncology to promote cervical cancer-free future for Nigerian women

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2021: Global Oncology, a U.S.-based non-profit organization has today announced the appointment of Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, as Presidential Ambassador of the Cervical Cancer-Free Nigeria campaign. President Obasanjo’s role as Cervical Cancer-Free Nigeria Campaign Ambassador will accelerate broad-scale vaccination of Nigerians against HPV, the [Read More]


German’s minister of economic cooperation and development meets President Bio amid growing political tension and poverty

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2021: Concerns are growing among Sierra Leone’s international development partners over the government’s inability to effectively implement much needed development programmes, despite hundreds of millions of dollars being pumped into the country to help the Bio-led government address growing poverty and inequalities. Opposition political parties [Read More]

Economy & Business

ICT innovators in Africa to benefit from competition launched by the African Telecommunications Union 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2021: The second edition of the ATU Africa Innovation Challenge was today launched by the African Telecommunications Union (ATU). ATU made the announcement in Nairobi-Kenya, in a virtual ceremony hosted with competition partner-the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Announcing the initiative, Secretary-General of the ATU, Mr. [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s President Bio congratulates national football team after their 1-0 victory over Benin  

Siera Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has congratulated Leone Stars on their 1-0 victory over Benin in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Conakry, Guinea, urging the nation, from his balcony at State House, to draw inspiration from the win to think big. [Read More]

Economy & Business

IFC and The Rockefeller Foundation partner to advance distributed renewable energy solutions in African emerging markets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2021: The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) today announced a new partnership that aims to deploy $150 million of RF’s catalytic capital in blended finance to mobilize up to $2 billion of private [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves $40 Million to improve governance and service delivery in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 June 2021: The World Bank has approved a $40 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of the Accountable Governance for Basic Service Delivery project in Sierra Leone. According to the World Bank, the project will improve resource management, transparency and accountability of [Read More]

Education and Health

245 new cases of Covid recorded in Sierra Leone in nine days as fears of an upsurge grow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 June 2021: Three Covid deaths were recorded two days ago in Sierra Leone, after a total of 245 new cases of the virus were announced by the government. On Saturday 5th of June 2021, the total number of confirmed Covid cases was 4,188, rising to 4,433 [Read More]