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Hope for families of thousands of Sierra Leoneans killed or injured in road accidents every year

Victor Mengot: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Transport  and Aviation has responded to a call by transport and road safety advocates and stakeholders to consider modalities for establishing traffic courts in Sierra Leone. Our current traffic laws and regulations have some violations that are arrestable [Read More]

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Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr spreads the true spirit of giving and kindness 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 January 2023: With general and presidential elections less than six months away, the people of Sierra Leone and the capital Freetown in particular, are praying and hoping for a much better 2023, after five years of brutal economic decline that has seen a massive fall in [Read More]

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Sierra Leoneans stranded in Niger airlifted by IOM

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2022: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), last week airlifted 149 Sierra Leoneans that were stranded in Niger, back to Sierra Leone, after failing to cross over to Europe in search of a better life. According to the IOM, the chartered flight was made possible [Read More]

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The Woman King – a must watch and thought-provoking film, bringing African history to life

Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2022: We watched the much talked about, recently released, Hollywood film The Woman King at Balexert in Geneva two days ago. It’s a deeply engaging and an epic film. It tells the story of the Dahomey Kingdom’s famous warrior women, the Agojies – [Read More]

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Freetown City Council supports victims of 11th September flood disaster

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: 28 September 2022: Yesterday, we visited sites destroyed by flooding which took place on Sunday, 11th of September 2022. With the support of an anonymous Sierra Leonean UK-based donor, we are supporting the victims and survivors. First, we met with Adama who lost her nephew and [Read More]

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Celebrating 60 years in Sierra Leone, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers sworn in

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 September 2022: On its 60th Anniversary in Sierra Leone, U.S. Ambassador David Reimer swore in the latest cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers at the Peace Corps Training Center in Kambia. In the following days, these 16 new Volunteers will officially take up service in 14 districts [Read More]

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Widespread destruction and loss of life in Freetown as heavy rains take its toll

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2022: At least six people are known to have died in Freetown after heavy rains yesterday Sunday, August 28th, 2022. Thousands of people living in hilltop communities as well as low-lying areas have been displaced. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone has become a disaster-prone [Read More]

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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr admonishes Youth Ambassadors to promote peace as the foundation for national development 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 August 2022: Last Friday, 19th August 2022, Mayor of Freetown – Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, had an engaging and inspiring encounter with hundreds of youths from across the country, who gathered at the National Youth Leadership Summit in Freetow where she delivered a powerful keynote address, calling on [Read More]

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Torrential rains in Freetown

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2022: It is still raining; Freetonians please stay safe. Although Freetown City Council’s flood mitigation activities this year were significantly reduced because of financial constraints, we are pleased that most of the areas we covered fared well during and after the [Read More]