Why President Julius Maada Bio’s support for former president Valentine Strasser went viral

The act of incumbent presidents instituting support initiatives for their predecessors is not new. However, the history between current Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio and former President Valentine Esegragbo Melvin Strasser makes it an interesting development. Local reports indicated that the country’s current President Bio has supported a successful medical surgery and physiotherapy for […]

Sierra Leone Sold 100 Hectares Forest for $55m to China

Citizens in Sierra Leone are shocked by the move of the government in Freetown to strike a shocking deal with China for the sale of 100 hectares (250 acres) of beach and protected rainforest at the tune of $55m (£39m).  The deal, which was evidenced by documents shared by Chinese officials and confirmed by the […]

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Bio Grants Citizenship to 22 African Americans

President of West African country, Sierra Leone, Dr Julius Maada Bio has followed the footsteps of his counterparts by granting citizenship to 22 African Americans on the 5th of January, 2021. The set of 22, whom were warmly welcomed into the country took earlier steps to conduct DNA tests which successfully traced their origin to […]

Sierra Leone grants British actor Idris Elba citizenship

British actor Idris Elba has been awarded citizenship of his father’s native country Sierra Leone. He received the move with joy describing it as an honor “the biggest honor I could get from my country”. “I’m no stranger to Africa: I’ve been in Africa, I’ve made films in Africa, I’ve championed Africa,” he said. “But […]