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Government of Sierra Leone pays end of service benefits to former diplomatic staff

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2019: The government of Sierra Leone has ended the long-drawn row with many of the country’s former diplomatic staff, including information attaches who served in the country’s embassies and high commissions overseas, over the non-payment of their end of service benefits. A spokesman for the [Read More]

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Dr. Sylvia Blyden to cross examine six State witnesses

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2019: The Bankole-Thompson Commission of Inquiry (COI) which is looking into claims by the State that four children were beaten up by thugs on the orders of former social welfare minister – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, whilst she was in office, will continue sitting next [Read More]

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President Bio addresses 74th Session of the UN General Assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2019: Yesterday, Thursday, 26th September 2019, in New York the president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio, delivered a wide ranging address at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he spoke about the progress Sierra Leone has made in its [Read More]

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Sierra Leone has made huge democratic gains but more needs to be done – says vice president Jalloh

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2019: Yesterday, 26 September 2019, the government of Sierra Leone commemorated this year’s International Day of Democracy, under the theme: ‘Participation and Commitment for Democracy and Peace’. The event was organised by the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs. Delivering the keynote address, the vice [Read More]

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Fatima Bio takes ‘Hands off our girls’ campaign to the UN

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2019: On Wednesday, 25 September 2019, Mrs. Fatima Bio hosted a “Hands Off Our Girls” campaign event on the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly, aimed at raising global awareness on the need to reduce early marriage and rape in Africa. Speaking about [Read More]

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President Bio calls for urgent action on climate change

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2019: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has called on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change by fully implementing the Paris Agreement which he described as the blueprint for action. Addressing world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly during the [Read More]

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ACC charges former registrar of High Court and four others to court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 September 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on Monday, 23rd September 2019, filed court indictment against Stephen Yayah Mansaray, who is the former Master and Registrar of the High Court of Sierra Leone; Richie Edwin Asgil – former Principal Accountant in the Judiciary; Adele Faya – former Account Clerk of the Judiciary; and Clarence [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Appeals Court Judge in court to have her name cleared

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 September 2019: A few weeks ago, a local journalist in Sierra Leone published a damning story about the propriety of a senior Judge in the country, Justice Miatta M. Samba – who is an Appeals Court Judge. In his story, Mahmud Tim Kargbo accused the Judge [Read More]