Sierra Leone: Waste management challenges

Zainab Tunkara Clarkson The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 September 2013 As the urban population of Freetown grows to an estimated 1.2 million people, so too are the burden associated with waste management. This is due to a combination of  factors, including, but not limited to the absence of a tough [Read More]

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Sierra Leone: Hiring hyenas to protect our goats

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 September 2013 Thousands of people in one of Africa’s poorest countries are going hungry today, because of a biofuel “land grab” deal. ActionAid accuses the Swiss company Addax Bioenergy of threatening livelihoods in rural communities in Sierra Leone, where it runs an [Read More]

Education and Health

Childhood diseases – a major threat in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2013 Children in sub-Saharan Africa are now less likely to die from diarrhea and pneumonia. But these illnesses are still the most common causes of childhood death and sickness in most African countries, according to a new report published this week by the World [Read More]


African diaspora remittances can reduce poverty

Jocelyne Sambira The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2013 Most countries in Africa now have a road map as to where they want to be in twenty-five years and how they want to get there. But the recent global financial turmoil and the continuing economic growth slowdown, are threatening the [Read More]

In Focus

Momentum in post-conflict peacebuilding in Africa

Kingsley Ighobor The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2013 Overall, in Africa, post-conflict countries are trying hard to deliver peace dividends – jobs, peace, freedom, democracy and rule of law. The transition from peacekeeping to peacebuilding is not easy but the continent is making great strides regarding the economy, improving [Read More]

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Is the Sierra Leone Embassy in China a criminal syndicate? – A rejoinder

John Baimba Sesay – China The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2013 I read with great interest an article written by one ‘Sorie Bobson Evans’, touching on the Sierra Leone Embassy in the People’s Republic of China, now parading SLPP cyber discussion groups. (Photo: Ambassador Foh). Firstly; an attack on [Read More]


Is the Sierra Leone Embassy in China a criminal syndicate?

Santigie Bobson Evans The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2013 The Sierra Leone Embassy in China is ranked by the International Institute for Democratic Governance as the most corrupt Embassy in the world. (Photo: Ambassador Victor Foh). For the past six years, since APC came to power, it has been [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s mining revenue policy in focus

Teddy Foday-Musa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2013: Reports of the suspension of Sierra Leone by the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board, was greeted with disappointment and dissatisfaction by the people of Sierra Leone as well as the Government. The decision was made, “following the submission of Sierra Leone’s [Read More]

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Sierra Leone: Reforms for economic growth

John Baimba Sesay  The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2013 Sierra Leone has a sad history of a nation once destroyed by a decade long civil war. But since the end of the war, tremendous progress has and continues to be made by successive governments. Sierra Leone’s rich and thriving [Read More]