Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission has failed the nation – again!

May 29, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dr. Francis I. Dumbuya The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2013 The Timbergate trial has collapsed. The Anti-Corruption Commissioner has failed to successfully prosecute, despite high hopes and expectations of many in Sierra Leone. “Seriously? APC gets vindicated…? You’re kidding me?” This title for an article in any newspaper, describing [Read More]

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Is Africa poised to lead the global economic recovery?

May 26, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2013 The global economic downturn which started almost five years ago, has left most of the developed economies too weak and fragile to make a quick recovery. Low economic growth, high unemployment and a volatile energy market are dampening confidence of a recovery any [Read More]

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Rising GDP amid growing poverty in Sierra Leone

May 23, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2013 The latest report of the IMF on Sierra Leone’s economic performance, says that the economy rose to 15% last year as widely expected, contrary to the government’s 30% forecast. But there are serious concerns that despite rising economic growth – fuelled largely by [Read More]

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Sierra Leone lags behind in governance and transparency

May 22, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2913 Just last week Wednesday, the Revenue Watch Institute, published its latest Resource Governance Index for 2013. The Resource Governance Index measures the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sector of 58 countries. After almost a year of [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s NATCOM is breaking bold new ground

May 20, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Anthony Kamara Jnr. The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2013 The chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM) – Siray A. Timbo, was recently lauded in Istanbul, Turkey, for the bold steps he is taking in addressing the country’s ICT regulation challenges. Mr. Timbo (Photo) was attending the 8th [Read More]


The complicated nature of our reality: Will President Koroma seek a third term?

May 17, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 May 2013 Actions it is said have consequences. Plans have implications. Sadly, policy paralysis is leaving many ordinary Sierra Leoneans in the cauldron of agony, as hunger, poverty and economic hardship, caused by the lack of an appropriate and relevant structural transformation [Read More]