News in Perspective

Wellington bloodshed – did president Koroma lie about the imported $5 Million weapons?

8 June 2012 The eastern district of Freetown remained tense yesterday, Thursday, after two nights of stand-off between an heavily armed police and local community youths, following the killing of two unarmed young men on Tuesday, 5 June. According to reports, rioting and violence erupted in the densely populated area of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s civil service – World Bank’s project aimed at improving productivity

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2012: The crucial debate initiated by the series of articles published by the Sierra Leone Telegraph on the state of Sierra Leone’s civil service, received a significant boost last week. The World Bank announced that it has decided to provide a whopping $17 Million funding to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Good news for African businesses and job creation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2012 When the African Development Bank – Africa’s premier bank for investment in the development of infrastructure and industrialisation, announced the launch of its 2012 Report on the continent’s economic progress last week in Arusha, Tanzania, few expected the flurry of initiatives that came pouring [Read More]


Japan pledges $1 Billion loan for private sector development in Africa

1 June 2012 Japan’s Senior Vice Minister of Finance, Yukihisa Fujita, announced on the 30th May, 2012, at the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Annual Meeting, the Japanese government’s intention to provide another $1 Billion, over the next five years for a second phase of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) [Read More]


Sierra Leone engages China – Africa Development Fund on potential investment opportunities

John Pa Baimba Sesay – Information Attaché, China 1 June 2012 Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China has commenced talks with the China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund). The discussions will explore potential investment opportunities in Sierra Leone. With representative offices in four African countries – South Africa, Ethiopia, [Read More]