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Sierra Leone’s Afro-pop artist Drizilik on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Heartless Crew

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 March 2021: Last Sunday, 21st of March 2021, BBC Radio 1Xtra Africa focus show, highlighted four of the best new artists coming out of the African continent, including Sierra Leone’s Afro-pop artist – Drizilik. Artist and producer Silvastone introduced Dj Fonti, Mighty Moe and MC Bushkin [Read More]

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Special Court for Sierra Leone commemorates 30th anniversary of Sierra Leone’s civil war

RSCSL: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2021: The Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSCSL), along with its Civil Society partners, today commemorated the 30th Anniversary of Sierra Leone’s Civil War. On 23 March 1991, thirty years ago today, fighters from the Sierra Leone Revolutionary United Front (RUF) crossed into Sierra [Read More]

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Nigerian Afrobeat artist Burna Boy says it is time that Africans tell their own stories

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2021: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has just won a Grammy in the Best Global Music Album category. The Nigerian artist is one of Africa’s most successful artists.  He hit the music scene in 2012, after releasing his debut album L.I.F.E. The [Read More]

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Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and more joins the launch of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Africa 360

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2021: Yesterday, BBC Radio 1Xtra launched Africa 360 – a week of specially curated content celebrating African music and culture. Africa 360 will guarantee a destination for good vibes, fun and high energy with exclusive live performances, special interviews, artist takeovers and brand-new mixes for [Read More]

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The airman from Sierra Leone who was shot down over Nazi Germany

Tim Stokes – BBC News: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 January 2021: John Henry Smythe, an RAF navigator from Sierra Leone in West Africa, was shot down and captured in Nazi Germany in 1943. War had broken out four years earlier when he was 25 years old, and Johnny volunteered to [Read More]

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Sierra Leonean blues and jazz singer and guitarist – Bai Kamara nominated in US Blues Blast Music Award

Bolaji Alonge: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2020: Sierra Leonean singer, songwriter and guitarist, Bai Kamara Jr & The Voodoo Sniffers album Salone, which was released earlier this year has been nominated in the Best Acoustic Blues Album category at the Blues Blast Music Award ceremony to be held in September. Nominated [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Telegraph celebrates ten successful golden years

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 December 2019: As the Sierra Leone Telegraph celebrates ten golden years of publication, we bring you excerpts of an interview, featuring Mr Abdul Rashid Thomas, who is the Proprietor and Editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph, conducted by the editor of the ReConnect Africa Magazine. Q. [Read More]

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Invest Sierra Leone 2017 returns on 9th October

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2017 Invest Sierra Leone, the only annual forum dedicated to encouraging investment into Sierra Leone, returns to London on 9 October 2017.   This year’s theme is “Investment in Sierra Leone – a tradition of innovation.” The annual forum is a collaboration between leading global law [Read More]