Politics

People of Sierra Leone must never forgive Kandeh Yumkella – says NGC Mayoral hopeful Haroun Zubairu as he too resigns

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: Tonight, there are more high profile resignations from Yumkella’s National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, following a string of resignations this afternoon, tendered by the party chairman – Dennis Bright, Deputy Secretary General – Nyamakoro Sillah, and the party’s Western Area Coordinator – Arthur Pearce. [Read More]

Breaking News

The wheels of Yumkella’s NGC third force political wagon come off as chairman Dennis Bright and others resign

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: Twenty-four hours they say is a long time in politics, but not for Dr Kandeh Yumkella and his opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, which is now facing rapid meltdown as Chairman Dennis Bright, Arthur Pearce, and Mrs Nyamankoro Sillah today tendered their resignation [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leoneans will now use ECOWAS Identity Card

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: On Monday, January 30, 2023, President Bio launched the country’s first securitized multi-purpose identification card and identification verification system, at the State House, as he thanked development partners for their technical and other consistent support in strengthening and building the capacity of the National [Read More]

Economy & Business

$311 million World Bank funding for solar energy in Sierra Leone, Chad, Liberia, and Togo

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 February 2023: Activities under the new Regional Emergency Solar Power Intervention Project (RESPITE) have officially kicked off in Freetown to increase electricity access to millions of existing and prospective consumers in Chad, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo. According to a World Bank statement published yesterday, RESPITE [Read More]

Breaking News

Why I have resigned from the NGC Party with immediate effect

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2023: Following the NEC Meeting of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, held last Saturday, 28th January 2023, I have today formally notified the party Chairman – Dr Dennis Bright that I, Alan Luke (National Diaspora Co-ordinator for NGC), cannot with any good [Read More]

In Focus

Hope for families of thousands of Sierra Leoneans killed or injured in road accidents every year

Victor Mengot: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Transport  and Aviation has responded to a call by transport and road safety advocates and stakeholders to consider modalities for establishing traffic courts in Sierra Leone. Our current traffic laws and regulations have some violations that are arrestable [Read More]

Education and Health

WHO expert committee says COVID-19 must remain a public health emergency of international concern 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Committee for COVID-19 has advised that COVID-19 continue to be categorized a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The Committee, which is established under the International Health Regulations (IHR) and convened by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director [Read More]

Economy & Business

Increased hunger in Sierra Leone – US supports World Food Programme’s response

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2023: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes $3.2 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide emergency food and development assistance to 68,000 women, men, and children in Sierra Leone, where four out of five households have irregular access [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s new Intrernational Airport: How it came about and what was promised – Op ed

Victor Ako Mengot: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2023: The agreement for the construction and management of the new airpport was presented to Parliament on 16th December 2020 for ratification. It was presented by the then Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation – Mr. Sadiq Sillah. What was promised? “The [Read More]