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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Dr. Alpha Kanu Is The Bai Bureh Times Newspaper Man Of The Year 2019

  Sunday, December 29, 2019   By Arolyn I. Koroma FI Photo: Alhaji Dr. Alpha Kanu AlAlhaji Dr.Alpha Kanu, former Minister of Information and Adviser to Former President Ernest Koroma is the Bai Bureh Times newspaper 2019 Man of the Year. The p selection of Dr. Alpha Kanu by the newspaper’s Editorial Board was based upon his bold political undertakings and challenges, but he achieved substantial victories. The Honor is well deserved. The recognition as ” Man of the year2019″ is most appropriate in view of his proactiveness, vision and of course, his unflinching patriotism to the Nation and to …continue reading

Sierra Leone Telegraph Celebrates Ten Successful Golden Years

December 28, 2019 By Abdul Rashid Thomas (SLT)   As the Sierra Leone Telegraph celebrates ten golden years of publication, we bring you excerpts of an interview, featuring Mr Abdul Rashid Thomas, who is the Proprietor and Editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph, conducted by the editor of the ReConnect Africa Magazine. Q. Abdul Rashid Thomas, you are the proprietor and editor of the Sierra Leone Telegraph, which is one of the most read Sierra Leone online newspapers in the diaspora. Where were you educated? I was educated at the St. Edwards Secondary School at Kingtom in Freetown, and the …continue reading

WHY SOME BIG NAMES’ CASUALTIES IN THIS YEAR’S 2019, NEA?

  December 27, 2019   By  Benson Bayoh   *WHY MORE WINS FROM THE REGIONS IN THIS YEAR’S NEA?* This award process was the best in relation to nomination and voting process when compared to the previous two. Am saying this with authority as an insider. For the first time we had industry professionals under one roof (from DJ’s union for music, SWASAL for sport, Cassette Sellers Association, SL movie union, SL Comedians union. SL Film Council and many more). They came up with the nominees. Let any one from these groups challenge NEA board of trustees that their nomination …continue reading

President Bio Is Off To ECOWAS Amid Furore Back Home Over Missing Le. Billions

December 25, 2019 A.R. Thomas  (SLT)   President Julius Maada Bio will arrive in Abuja, Nigeria tonight, after an embarrassing and gruelling forty-eight hours of media and public outcry, over a report by the country’s Auditor General of a missing One Hundred and Forty One Billion Leones from the government’s accounts. According to State House report released today, the president will be attending the 56th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, tomorrow Saturday, 21st December 2019. State House sources speaking to the Sierra Leone Telegraph, says that the president though embarrassed by the …continue reading

President Bio Speaks About His Commitment To Fight Corruption In Sierra Leone

December 24, 2019 A.R.Thomas President Dr Julius Maada Bio was in Moyamba Town, Southern Province of Sierra Leone yesterday Monday, on what State House describe as a “Thank You Tour” where he said that his government remains committed to the fight against corruption in the country. Welcoming the president, Paramount Chief Foday Momoh Gulama of Kaiyamba Chiefdom said that he has seen great progress since the New Direction Government was elected in 2018. He commended the President, especially for providing free quality education, and for reviving the government technical institute in the district after years of neglect. Chairman of Moyamba …continue reading

Leader of Sierra Leone’s Opposition C4C Party – Sam Sumana Resigns To Join APC Party

December 25, 2019 Courtney: C4C Executive: The Coalition for Change (Global), wishes to announce to the General Public that the  party’s erstwhile leader, Alhaji Chief Sam Sumana, has communicated his decision, after much deliberation and consultation with family and friends, to re-join the All People’s Congress Party (APC) and has thereby tendered his resignation from the C4C. We would like to thank Chief Sam Sumana for accepting the invitation extended to him in April 2017 to join C4C and for filling the role of leader as only he could.  We wish him well in his future endeavours. We make it …continue reading

NGC Party Acknowledges That Hardship Has Worsened In Sierra Leone

December 15, 2019  KABS KANU The political party that was once a replica or satellite of the ruling  Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ) —-The National Grand Alliance ( NGC ) —is now at the forefront of articulating how much the SLPP  has failed Sierra Leone.  During the party’s second monthly briefing yesterday, the NGC  gave Sierra Leoneans a graphic picture of the present economic malaise in the country. READ : DR. DENNIS BRIGHT  Good morning distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen of the Fourth Estate. You are very welcome to our second monthly press briefing (12 December 2019). Last month …continue reading

Sierra Leone Loses Out Yet Again On US Millennium Challenge Compact Funds

December 11, 2019 By A.R.T (SLT) Poor governance has once again got in the way of Sierra Leone winning the much sought after Millennium Challenge Compact Fund, administered by the United States government. Several well governed African countries are now in their concluding phase of delivering lifesaving projects, using MCC funds – providing access to water, education, electricity, good healthcare, whilst Sierra Leone continues to languish at the bottom of the funding application process. This is what the latest statement by the MCC says: “At its quarterly meeting on December 9, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors selected …continue reading

Sierra Leone is Firmly Committed to Multilateralism – Minister of Economic Development Tells ACP

December 11, 2019 Staff Writer: State House : Dr Francis Mustapha Kaikai – Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, who in the absence of president Bio is leading the country’s delegation to the 9th Summit of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State and Government summit in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday spoke about Sierra Leone’s firm commitment to ‘multilateralism’. Minister Kaikai said: “The theme for this Summit: A Transformed ACP Group: Committed to Multilateralism” is apt and timely for our organisation. In the last decade or so, our world has experienced a shift in international relations; we are …continue reading

Sierra Leone Celebrates Anti-Corruption Day With Hope For A Better Future

December 9, 2019 Abdul Rashid Thomas-SLT   Today is being commemorated all over the world as the UN-declared Anti-Corruption Day, which is celebrated every year on 9th of December. Sierra Leone, more than most countries on the continent of Africa has a lot to celebrate today, after eighteen months of battle against corruption by the SLPP government which came into power after winning elections in March 2018. In that battle against corruption, the country has seen a big fall in corruption, as the country’s anti-graft agency – the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) led by Francis Ben Kaifala, fearlessly pursues former senior government …continue reading