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January 6th, a day for national reflections and healing in Sierra Leone

Alhaji U. N’jai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 07 January 2022: January 6th, 1999, the most dreadful single tragic day in our nation, Sierra Leone’s history. A day like no other in our 10-year civil war with thousands killed, maimed, and their bodies left to rot in the streets without proper burial. [Read More]

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Naija artist – Omolola Owoeye – better known as “Loolla” releases brand new song “My Year”

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 04 January 2022: Nigerian Christian contemporary and gospel singer, songwriter, and sensational music minister, Omolola Owoeye, better known as “Loolla” renowned for her exceptionally lyrical content, releases a brand new single titled “My Year” produced by Bode Afolabi. “My Year” is a new year anthem to speak [Read More]

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Intensive three days cleaning of Freetown underway

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 December 2021: Cleaning is a process with systems, not an event. This is why all Freetonians are required to engage registered waste service providers (tricycle groups or trucks) to collect their household waste, and why the Freetown City Council (FCC) engages the [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella honoured with the 2021 African Achievers “Distinguished Award” in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 December 2021: Dr Kandeh Yumkella, Member of Parliament for Constituency 062, Samu Chiefdom in Kambia District was honoured with the “distinguished award” under the “Global Impact category” at the 11th Edition of the African Achievers Award. Held at the Kensington Palace in London, the organizers recognized [Read More]

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Africa’s premier program for women public leaders opens applications for third cohort

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 December 2021: The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center) has opened applications for accomplished women leaders to join the third cohort of its flagship program, the Amujae Initiative. Launched in March 2020, the program is aimed at preparing African women to [Read More]

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Memory markers for the dead of yesterday

Oumar Farouk Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2021: This piece is a lyrical dirge, eulogising a historical synopsis of the political landscape of Sierra Leone. It presents in literary terms, an architecture of blood-stained road maps and routes of Sierra Leone’s journey through the gridlocks to democracy. (Photo above: [Read More]

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Mayor Aki-Sawyerr visits FreetownTheTreeTown planting locations

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2021: Yesterday, I visited three of the sixty-two FreetownTheTreeTown planting locations (reforestation areas). I was accompanied by project team members, Tommy Garnett CEO of implementing partner Environment Foundation Africa (EFA), Charly Facheux of African Wildlife Foundation, Councillor Junisa Kamara – Freetown City [Read More]

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Fuel tanker explosion kills dozens in the far east of Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 06 November 2021: Dozens of people were killed last night in Wellington – the far east of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, when a fuel tanker exploded – burning houses, vehicles and those trying to scoop fuel from the tanker before it exploded. Hundreds of people are believed [Read More]

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HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative and The Perfect World Foundation teams up

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 November 2021 Sustainable Markets Initiative and The Perfect World Foundation, and its initiative – Climate AID, have teamed up as collaborating partners to accelerate the just transition to sustainable markets as set out in the Terra Carta, in order to integrate common efforts and to amplify [Read More]