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Chief Minister speaks about his supporting role in achieving President Bio’s agenda

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 August 2021: Last Tuesday President Bio’s Chief Minister – Jacob Jusu Saffa, said he is committed to supporting government ministries to deliver their respective sector plans and annual work programs, so as to fulfil President Bio’s New Direction Agenda, by coordinating efforts, facilitating processes and following-up [Read More]

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NDMA stresses need for effective collaboration to avoid disasters in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 August 2021: Sierra Leone’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) last Wednesday discussed with partners about the need for improved disaster management, preparedness, response and recovery through effective collaboration. The meeting brought together Pillar Heads and partners from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Red Cross Society-SL, [Read More]

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Freetown City Councillors request immediate intervention from international community

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 August 2021: Elected councillors of the Freetown City Council have written a letter to the international community in the country, who are responsible for bankrolling the government every year through aid amounting to over $300 million. They are calling for the immediate intervention of the international [Read More]

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Government of Sierra Leone moves to confiscate properties of former government minsters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: Since the publication of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) reports into corruption and mismanagement of public assets by former APC government ministers and officials, and the ensuing Court hearings, questions have been asked about whether the government of president Bio is serious about ensuring [Read More]

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PPRC advises APC party on the safe path to national convention

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: The leadership of the All People’s Congress (APC) Party in Sierra Leone has held talks with the country’s Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), following the party’s decision to take steps to organise its national convention in line with a High Court Order imposed on [Read More]

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Honouring our honourable honourables – a sequel

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 July 2021: This “honourable” debate has reared its ugly head again! The Speaker of Sierra Leone Parliament has weighed in anew on the debate and ruled that Cabinet Ministers should not go by the title of “Honourable”. According to the Speaker, “honour” belongs only [Read More]

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Freetown communities flood again whilst government wages dirty politics against mayor

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 July 2021: Communities in low-lying areas of Freetown are once again at the receiving end of the heavy rains that are peltering the country. Many people have this week lost their homes, as floods reaching several feet destroy houses and livelihoods. Heavy rains and flooding in [Read More]

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President Bio speaks of his policy of encouraging pregnant girls to return to education   

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2021: President Dr Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone today addressed the Global Education Summit in London, the biggest of such events to encourage donors to raise $5 billion in the next 5 years, along with commitments from partner countries on domestic financing for education. [Read More]

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Anti-Corruption Commission charges two to court for selling fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), has charged Gibrilla Kamara, a Western Area Urban DICOVERC Mobilization Officer and Michael Abdulai, also a Western Area Urban DICOVERC Mobilization Officer to court on  three counts of corruption offences involving; conspiracy to commit a corruption offence, contrary to [Read More]