Politics

Sierra Leone’s parliamentarians conclude debate on president Bio’s statement

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: Three days ago, Monday 6th July 2020, parliamentarians in Sierra Leone concluded their debate on the President’s statement to parliament that he delivered on 28th May 2020. During last Monday’s final debate, the Deputy Chief Whip – Alusine Kanneh MP of the ruling SLPP, [Read More]

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British government expresses concern for human rights in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2020: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has seen a letter written by the UK Minister for Africa – James Duddridge,  expressing serious concern about the treatment of Sierra Leone’s former Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, since her arrest [Read More]

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Freetown Correctional Centre publishes report into Pademba Road prison riot

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 July 2020: Following the aftermath of the rioting that took place on the 29th April, 2020, at the Freetown Correctional facility, Pademba Road, leaving several prisoners dead, injured and serious destruction to buildings and property, Officers of the Freetown Correctional Centre have conducted an  investigation and [Read More]

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MPs discuss president Bio’s performance report to parliament

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 July 2020: Last Friday, 3rd July 2020, members of Parliament in Sierra Leone continued their discussion of the  president’s statement that he delivered to parliament on Thursday, 28th May 2020. Sulaiman Marray-Conteh MP of the ruling SLPP spoke about the pivotal role the media is playing [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s new Attorney General takes oath of office

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s newly appointed Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Anthony Yeihwoe Brewah, took his oath of office at State House today, in the presence of President Dr Julius Maada Bio in accordance with the Laws of Sierra Leone. Anthony Yeihwoe Brewah was appointed [Read More]

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Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 July 2020: Since the former Defence, and Interior Minister was arrested and charged, among others with treason, the trial-by-social-media and in the court of public opinion has been in overdrive. The court of public opinion had tried him and given its own verdict long [Read More]

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President Bio sacks Attorney General Priscilla Schwartz

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s Attorney General – Dr Priscilla Schwartz, has this evening been sacked by president Julius Maada Bio, after making a series of legal gaffes, including her decision to charge the former minister of defence – Retired Major Palo Conteh with treason, without any [Read More]

Breaking News

Opposition APC leadership hit by multiple deaths in road accident

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2020: Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) today suffered a massive blow, after a vehicle carrying three of the party’s Northern region’s senior officials, were killed in a road traffic accident on their way to Freetown from Kabala, Koinadugu District. Mr Momoh [Read More]