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Detailed Reports of the Commissions of Inquiry now available

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2020: As the dust settles following the publication of the Commissions of Inquiry Reports and the government’s White Papers  responding to the recommendations of the Commissions, questions are being asked about vital information that appears to be missing in the published White Papers. For instance, [Read More]

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Former president Koroma and others lived above their means and will lose their assets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2020: Three Commission of Inquiry Reports on corruption and abuse of office by the former APC government led by Ernest Bai Koroma, along with the government’s response to the recommendations of those commissions were published yesterday by the government of president Bio. They make for [Read More]

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Former ministers and state officials to lose their dishonestly acquired assets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2020: Yesterday, the Sierra Leone Telegraph published the Sierra Leone government’s response (White Paper) to the recommendations of the Justice Biobele led Commission of Inquiry into the management of State affairs by the previous APC government of president Koroma, which found that hundreds of millions [Read More]

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Former APC president Koroma and ministers to pay back hundreds of millions of dollars

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2020: The long awaited Commission of Inquiry Reports and White Paper were today delivered to Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio at State House by the country’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Brewah, amid massive riot police presence, after rumours of possible civil disorder. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone is committed to global peace and security – president Bio tells UN Assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2020: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio sent a statement to the United Nations which was delivered  by the country’s former minister of foreign affairs and now Sierra Leone’s Representative to the UN – Mr Alie Kabba (Photo above), on the commemoration of the 75th [Read More]

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United States suspends issuing visa to Sierra Leoneans

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2020: The United States of America has stopped issuing visas to Sierra Leonean nationals, after the government of Sierra Leone reneged on an agreement to allow Sierra Leoneans deported by the USA to return to Sierra Leone. The governments of the USA and Sierra Leone [Read More]

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Flawed Afrobarometer Report by the Institute for  Governance Reform

Abraham John: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 September 2020: The attention of the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) has been drawn to an Awoko Newspaper headline titled: “Office of the Presidency” 3rd most corrupt institution published on the 16th September, 2020 based on a so-called Afrobarometer Report published by the [Read More]

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ACC recovers Billions of Leones as investigations into Auditor General Report continue  

Patrick Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2020: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in this third report, wishes to update the general public of the actions and steps it has taken to address critical issues raised in the Audit Reports of Sierra Leone 2015 – 2018. These interventions focused on aspects [Read More]

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BBC Africa Eye uncovers new evidence contradicting official explanation for Lagos explosion

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2020: New evidence obtained by BBC Africa Eye contradicts the official explanation for the cause of an explosion which killed 23 people and destroyed a girls boarding school in Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the country’s state-owned oil firm, claimed the explosion [Read More]