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President Koroma takes lesson in China on economic development

June 30, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 June 2013   Sierra Leone may be one of the poorest nations in the world, but with the possibility of becoming an oil rich nation, it is the dream of every forward looking Sierra Leonean who thinks beyond the immediate problem of eradicating abject poverty, [Read More]

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Li Yong of China succeeds Kandeh Yumkella at UNIDO

June 29, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara, Jnr. The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2013 After two four-year terms at the helm of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as Director-General, Kandeh Yumkella of Sierra Leone has handed over the baton of office to China’s Li Yong. The ceremony took place during the [Read More]

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Government of Sierra Leone disowns Dr. Arthur Porter

June 27, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2013 The disgraced minister plenipotentiary of Sierra Leone – Dr. Arthur Porter who is under investigations by the Canadian authorities for alleged fraud amounting to tens of millions of dollars, has had his ministerial credentials withdrawn by president Koroma. In an unexpected though not [Read More]

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Mali’s elections: a short delay would pay long-term dividends

June 27, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 June 2013 Hostilities may have subsided in Mali, but the uncertainties of further armed conflict and instability remain. With presidential elections billed for next month, political observers believe that the outcome of polling could be a recipe for further bloodshed, irrespective of who wins. The [Read More]

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President of Ivory Coast honours Kandeh Yumkella

June 26, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara (Jnr) The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2013 The outgoing Director- General of UNIDO – Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella has been awarded the Commander of the National Order of Cote d’Ivoire, by the Ivorian President – Alassane Ouattara on Tuesday, 25 June 2013. The honour was [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Kandeh Yumkella stepping down from UNIDO

June 25, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Anthony Kamara (Jnr) The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 June 2013 After seventeen successful years, leading one of the UN’s pivotal  agencies – UNIDO, Sierra Leonean born Kandeh Yumkella (Photo) is stepping down as Director-General. Historians recall that at the gloomy depth of World War II, Winston Churchill sought to rally [Read More]

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Ending electricity outage in Freetown takes a step closer to reality

June 20, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2013 Sierra Leone’s electricity problem could become a thing of the past, if the newly announced World Bank and DFID’s $16 million funded project succeeds. But where did it all go so badly wrong? Many in Sierra Leone believe that the hosting of the [Read More]