Government must clarify weapons shipment and explain intended use – UN demands

23 March 2012 The head of the United Nations Peace Building Mission to Sierra Leone – Mr. Michael Schulenburg, who was withdrawn from the country by his bosses in New York, because he was ‘deemed unfit for office’ and hence declared ‘persona non grata’ by president Koroma’s government, has spoken [Read More]

News in Perspective

UN raises question about President Koroma’s arms purchase

22 March 2012 When the United Nations lifted its decade long sanctions placed on the importation of arms and ammunition into Sierra Leone last year, many peace-loving Sierra Leoneans in the country and abroad, were horrified at the prospect of a proliferation of military grade arms and weapons, in a [Read More]


Rwanda is defeating the scourge of poverty

22 March 2012 Rwanda, like so many countries in Africa – such as Sierra Leone and Liberia are invariably making the fight against poverty a national priority. In Sierra Leone the obscene levels of poverty seen five years ago, remain entrenched. Over 65% of the population in Sierra Leone live in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Development incentives – the good side of Sierra Leone

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2012: The rebranding effort of the government needs the support of every Sierra Leonean. In our little ways we can contribute to the development of the country. I am a strong believer in the fact, that despite the challenges we are still faced [Read More]


Farmers in Sierra Leone attend business and entrepreneural skills training

20 March 2012 The Sierra Leone Chamber of Agribusiness Development (SLeCAD) in collaboration with IOM Netherlands, has concluded a three weeks training in Business Development, Communication Management and Web Management skills development for farming organizations in the Western Area. The training session was conducted by trainers from the Netherlands – [Read More]

Economy & Business

Currency shortage in Sierra Leone – ‘a tale of two forces’?

Alpha Kawusu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2012: Over the years, Sierra Leone has experienced shortages mainly in electricity, drinking water, petrol, and certain basic food items. But what is different this time is that at least twice in the last six months, this trend has been extended to the [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s election 2012 – it’s about corruption and economic mismanagement stupid!

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi 20 March 2012 As we draw closer to ‘Red letter day’ – 17th November, it has become more obvious that our elections will be fought out between two opposing sets of people. On the one side, there are those political opportunists – the vested interests and APC [Read More]


Why the SLPP should avoid a repeat of the 2007 Charles Margai debacle?

Professor Michael Conteh 19 March 2012 The most intriguing political news making the rounds in Sierra Leone today is the decision of the Kailahun District Chairman – Retired Lieutenant Colonel – Tom Nyuma, to swap the green political jersey of the opposition SLPP for the ruling APC’s red. In a [Read More]


Is it another APC praise-singer or a Sierra Leone Government’s Press Attaché?

Alpha Kargbo 19 March 2012 Jobs carry responsibilities that people who have them must live up to at all times. To live up to those responsibilities, however, requires that one commands a detailed understanding of the job role. It is but all now clear to us – Sierra Leoneans, that [Read More]