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French ambassador to Sierra Leone held talks with president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2018: French Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Guinea, Jean-Marc Grosgurin, had a meeting today with  President Julius Maada Bio in State House Freetown. Ambassador Grosgurin said he is happy to have travelled all the way from Guinea, where he resides, to not only strengthen the [Read More]

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President Bio must shake up state enterprises to curb spending

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14th November 2018: The Chairman of the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP) – Umaru Napoleon Koroma, who is also the General Secretary of the ruling SLPP party, yesterday  presented the NCP 2017 Report to president Julius Maada Bio in State House Freetown. Presenting his 33 page report, [Read More]

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Should the High Court struck off petition case against APC MPs?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: It is now seven months since the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) filed High Court injunction writs against a group of opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) elected members of parliament, for alleged electoral malpractices claimed to have been committed at the March 2018 [Read More]

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A call for compassion in Cameroon – an open letter to First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya

Lilian Ayuk-Tabe: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Dear First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya of Cameroon, I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children [Read More]

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Debt-distressed African countries again look to International Monetary Fund 

Akani Chauke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: By the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) own admission, there are circumstances where African governments’ debt levels are so high, they become unsustainable; such that, the scheduled debt service exceeds the capacity of the countries to service it. This rings true for a [Read More]

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President Bio joins the world to commemorate end of First World War

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: An interfaith ceremony was held at the Cenotaph, Secretariat Building, George Street in Freetown, yesterday Sunday, 11 November 2018, where President Julius Maada Bio and hundreds of Sierra Leonean ex-servicemen and women, civil society groups and the forces, commemorated Poppy Day in honour of [Read More]

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I will restore Sierra Leone’s international reputation – says president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2018: President Julius Maada Bio has ended his international assignment after a gruelling week in Senegal and Europe, attending summit and meeting with the European Commission and potential investors for the country. On Monday he met with the UK Member of the European Parliament – [Read More]

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Parliamentarians in Sierra Leone in hot water over massive salary demands

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 November 2018: Sierra Leone’s Parliamentarians have caused unnecessary controversy in the country, over their proposal to the minister of finance for a massive increase in their salary and benefits, which many say could see their total income and benefits package go up by over 300%, should [Read More]

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In four months Mayor of Freetown collected over 300% more taxes than the whole of 2017

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 November 2018: “Collecting local tax more efficiently means having more resources with which to deliver better services to the residents of Freetown,” says Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown. Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr said that the Freetown City Council (FCC) will continue to serve its residents by providing [Read More]