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Maada Bio delivers his New Direction Strategy for Sierra Leone – Part Two

November 22, 2017 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2017 Julius Maada Bio – the presidential candidate for the opposition SLPP party delivered a policy speech at the Radisson Blue Mammy Yoko Hotel in Freetown yesterday, 18 November 2017, about his vision for Sierra Leone, which as in his 2012 campaign for the presidency [Read More]

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Dr Samura Kamara’s public service record validates his candidature

November 22, 2017 0

John Baimba Sesay-China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 November 2017 With few months to the next general elections, the debates especially across the country’s political divide have heightened. But the need for a well-mannered discourse on issues around candidates and political parties cannot be downplayed. With this in mind, I am [Read More]

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Kandeh Yumkella contributed immensely to the development of Sierra Leone before leaving the UN

November 21, 2017 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2017 There have been several reports by pro-government media in Sierra Leone, attempting to diminish and at worse write-off the contributions made by Dr. Kandeh Yumkella whilst he was working as Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to the development of Sierra [Read More]

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Sierra Leone parliament approves social welfare ministry’s 2018 budget allocation

November 21, 2017 0

Abdul Malik Bangura Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2017 Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs has yesterday Monday 20th November 2017, successfully defended its 2018 budget requirements to the House of Parliament. The marathon hearing which took place at the Parliamentary Committee Room One saw a [Read More]

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Politics in Sierra Leone – the dangers of partisanship

November 21, 2017 6

Yusuf Bangura Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 November 2017 In my paper entitled ‘Why We Need Change : The case for a Developmental, Inclusive and Democratic Party’, I discussed the contributions of Tejan Kabbah’s SLPP government in the field of stabilisation, humanitarian relief and rebuilding, and Ernest Koroma’s APC government’s attempt to [Read More]

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Maada Bio maps out his 2018 New Direction Vision for Sierra Leone – Part One

November 19, 2017 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2017 Julius Maada Bio – the presidential candidate for the opposition SLPP party delivered a speech at the Radisson Blue Mammy Yoko Hotel in Freetown yesterday, 18 November 2017, about his vison for Sierra Leone, which as in his 2012 campaign for the presidency, has [Read More]

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Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa

November 18, 2017 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2017 Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies, says Ecobank’s latest research. The 2017 version of Ecobank Research’s Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook, which provides [Read More]

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Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa

November 18, 2017 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2017 The German Development Bank, and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) (www.ATI-ACA.org) announced, on the side lines of the annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables Meeting, a new instrument to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale (up [Read More]

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Africa – nurturing young entrepreneurs as the next generation of hunger fighters

November 18, 2017 0

Bunmi Oloruntoba Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2017 Considered the “Nobel Prize of agriculture,” the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to the production or distribution of food. This year, the prize was awarded to Akinwumi Adesina, a former Nigerian agriculture minister [Read More]

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Maada Bio maps out his 2018 New Direction Vision for Sierra Leone – Part One

November 19, 2017 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 November 2017 Julius Maada Bio – the presidential candidate for the opposition SLPP party delivered a speech at the Radisson Blue Mammy Yoko Hotel in Freetown yesterday, 18 November 2017, about his vison for Sierra Leone, which as in his 2012 campaign for the presidency, has [Read More]

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