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I want to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament – says Speaker Sidie Tunis  

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2020: Speaker of the 5th Legislature of the regional Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) Parliament – Sidie Mohamed Tunis, says that his wish is to build a stronger ECOWAS parliament. Sidie Mohamed Tunis is the first Sierra Leonean to be [Read More]

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President Bio launches vocational skills development fund

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 November 2020: Last Monday, President Dr Julius Maada Bio presented a cheque of over Le 9 billion in Segbwema, Kailahun District, Eastern Sierra Leone to the Skills Development Fund, which would initially benefit over 1,660 ypoung people in his political heartlands of Kenema and Kailahun districts. [Read More]

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Dr Blyden calls for end to Covid state of emergency as CDC lists Sierra Leone as low risk

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 November 2020: The Centre for Decease Control (CDC) has listed Sierra Leone as one of only four countries in Africa, including Benin, Ivory Coast, and Rwanda, where travel and health risk due to Covid -19 is rated as low. The four new COVID-19 levels and travel [Read More]

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Freetown Mayor Aki-Sawyerr named among top 100 most influential Women in the World

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 November 2020: The BBC has today published its list of top 100 most inspirational and influential women in the World., and Sierra Leone’s capital city –  Freetown’s Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr is among those named in the leadership category of the BBC 100 Women in 2020, for her [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s former president Koroma interrogated for corruption and money laundering

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2020: Sierra Leone’s former president Ernest Bai Koroma was today interrogated by lawyers acting for the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after the publication of a government White Paper on the findings of a High Court Judge-led commission of inquiry, into what the SLPP government describes [Read More]

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Vice President Jalloh engages African Peer Review Mission to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2020: A targeted review team from the African Peer Review Mechanism, APRM, and the Sierra Leone National Governance Council last Friday, met with Vice President Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh in Freetown to share their mission objectives on governance and COVID 19. Head of delegation and [Read More]

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Conditional early release of prisoners convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Residual Special Court: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2020: In view of misinformation being circulated online about the treatment of prisoners convicted by the Special Court, in part by several of the prisoners themselves but also by persons living outside of Sierra Leone, the Residual Special Court, or RSCSL, finds [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Peace and National Cohesion Commission Bill will soon become law

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2020: A Parliamentary Bill entitled – ‘the Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion Bill’, received its second reading in parliament this week. Presenting the Bill to parliamentarians, Government Chief Minister – Dr. David John Francis said that the government is seeking laws to establish [Read More]

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Sierra Leone performed poorly in the 2020 Ibrahim Index

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2020: The latest Ibrahim Index on African Governance (IIAG) report published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation yesterday, shows a decline in overall progress across the continent, for the first time since 2010. There has been a decline in security and the rule of law in [Read More]