In Focus

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]

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Ombudsman releases investigation report on complaint against Sierra Leone Law School

Abdulai Sanesie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6th September 2017 Sierra Leone’s Ombudsman, Mr. Melron Nicol-Wilson, on Monday 4th September, 2017, released a report on a complaint he had investigated against the Sierra Leone Law School. The complaint was first lodged with the Ombudsman in September 2015, against the Sierra Leone Law [Read More]

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Transportation and its relationship to disaster management in Sierra Leone – Part 1

Victor Megot Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 September 2017 The increasing urbanization of the Western Region in Sierra Leone has equally led to the demand for land to build affordable housing. Unplanned development and encroachment on forest land, water tributaries and catchment areas is rendering the Peninsular forest reserve a disaster-prone [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone Children’s Forum Network delivers psycho-social therapy to child victims of the Freetown mudslides

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2017 Members of the Children’s Forum Network (CFN) known as the Children’s Parliament for all Children in Sierra Leone were at the Don Bosco orphanage foundation in Freetown yesterday, Saturday 2nd September, 2017, where they carried out work to help children worst affected by the [Read More]

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Freetown’s mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

Emmanuel Osuteye and Hayley Leck Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2017 On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital. The death toll rose within a few days to approximately 500, with several hundred [Read More]