Obituary

Sierra Leone has lost one of its best journalists of all time – Philip Neville of Standard Times

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 December 2022: Sierra Leone’s veteran journalist and media mogul – Philip Neville, passed away early this morning –  Wednesday, 28th December, 2022 at the Choithram Memorial Hospital in Hill Station, Freetown, after sustaining severe head injuries in a hit-and-run motor bike accident. According to reports, Philip [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr launches Freetown Fashion Design and Creative Arts Network

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2022: In 2020 Mayor Giuseppe Sala of Milan and Mayor of Freetown Aki-Sawyerr, co-founded the Mayors’ Dialogue – a city-led platform for Africa & Europe that aims to create opportunities and improve the lives of citizens, especially addressing the high levels of youth unemployment in [Read More]

Politics

Kandeh Yumkella is his own man and will not be defined by the rotten politics of APC and SLPP

Alan Luke (NGC Diaspora Co-ordinator): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2023 Speaking at the national delegates conference of his party – the National Grand Coalition (NGC) in Freetown last week, the Parliamentary Leader of the NGC – Dr Kandeh Yumkella said that: “For too many Sierra Leoneans, governments change, but [Read More]

Politics

President Bio is so bad, the international community loves him

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2022: You don’t need to be a genius to feel the economic strangulation our country – Sierra Leone is currently experiencing. If the Leone and the Dollar were running in a marathon race, the dollar would complete its race a week earlier. It [Read More]

Election Watch

Opposition APC calls for independent audit of the elections registration process and scrapping of PR electoral system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2022: Sierra Leone’s Electoral Commission’s preparation for the forthcoming presidential, general and local elections which are due in June 2023 is seriously flawed, and there are calls for transparent disclosure of all disaggregated voter registration data, as well as an independent audit of the registration [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves additional financing to strengthen resilience of food systems in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2022: An additional 516,700 people in Sierra Leone will benefit from a $50 million International Development Association (IDA) additional financing approved this week by the World Bank, under the second phase of the West Africa regional Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP-2). According to the World [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone has opportunity to increase economic growth but faces challenges in improving citizens’ welfare – says new World Bank Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2022: Sierra Leone faces many challenges in improving the welfare of the population, but increased investment in education provision and quality skills, can help more Sierra Leoneans access formal opportunities which could lead to improvement in living standards and reduction of poverty, according to the [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio meets US President Joe Biden at US-Africa Leaders’ Summit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2022: Last Thursday, 15th December 2022, President Bio of Sierra Leone met with US President Joe Biden in the Wite House as part of the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit organised by the US Government. The visit comes despite critics of President Bio calling on President Biden [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s small and medium sized enterprises set to improve productivity and competitiveness

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2022: Thanks to UK-government funded initiative – Invest Salone, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Sierra Leone are receiving invaluable support, aimed at improving investment and export readiness, productivity and competitiveness. Following initial assessments conducted earlier this summer, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) [Read More]