Politics

State witness gives evidence against LAJ in court as he returns to Pademba Road Prison

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2022: Alhaji Amadu Bah alias LAJ appeared in Pademba Road Magistrate’s Court No. 1 yesterday, 22nd June 2022, presided by  Principal Magistrate Sahr E. Kekura, to answer to four counts charge, including robbery with violence and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. State witness – Ishmael [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s President Bio in search of Qatari investors to help turn the country’s economy around

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2022: If Sierra Leone’s economy is to grow by the 4% predicted by the World Bank in their latest country report, there must be a massive shift towards expansion of production and export in key sectors of the economy. This can only come from foreign [Read More]

Education and Health

Over 45,000 out-of-school children in Sierra Leone to benefit from Qatari support

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2022: Sierra Leone’s free quality education programme could get a boost with support from the Qatari Education Above All (EAA) Foundation. Speaking to Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio in Doha, Chief Executive Officer for the Foundation, Fahad Al-Sulaiti, said that at least 45,000 out-of-school [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government borrowing grew to record high of almost 80% of GDP as fiscal deficit doubles

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 June 2022: A new report published by the World Bank yesterday in Freetown, says that Sierra Leone’s real GDP growth is projected to average 4.4 percent during 2022-24, with contributions from mining and agriculture, and a partial recovery in tourism and manufacturing. However, the growth outlook [Read More]

Politics

LAJ appears in court but denied bail as human rights commission speaks out

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2022: Sierra Leone’s popular musician Alhaji Amadu Bah aka LAJ who was arrested and had his dreadlocks cut off by police in Freetown appeared in Pademba Road Court No. 1, Freetown yesterday 20th June, 2022 to answer a four counts charge including; three counts of [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Is it time to make real, the promise of democracy in Sierra Leone? Op ed

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2022: It is not surprising that the arrest and detention of the popular Sierra Leonean musician, Alhaji Amadu Bah, Aka Boss LAJ has generated reams of newsprint and churned out high volumes of data on social media. LAJ was reportedly arrested last week, [Read More]

Politics

The battle to save the soul of Sierra Leone is a must: where do you stand? Op ed

Saidu Bangura, PhD: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2022: Sierra Leone is at the crossroads of taking the road to progress or forever become a failed state, twenty years after the end of the brutal and senseless war in 2002. The politics that brought the civil war in 1991 – [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s President Bio meets Emir of Qatar – Shiekh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2022: President Bio last Sunday, held bilateral discussions with the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the Emir’s Palace in Doha. Welcoming the President of Sierra Leone, the Emir said that the state visit is an opportunity to [Read More]

Politics

Freetown City Council Kickstarts annual flood mitigation measures

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2022: Last Saturday 18th June, Freetown City Council teams made up of Councillors, public spaces cleaners, sanitary inspectors, MET Police and community volunteers kicked off the council’s fifth annual flood mitigation exercise at Taylor Street, Wellington. The exercise, which involves removing garbage and silt from [Read More]