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Big boost for Nigeria’s power supply

January 31, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 January 2014 Nigeria’s economic growth is being seriously slowed down by insufficient electricity, despite its huge oil reserves and exploitation. Industrial production levels across various industries are less than satisfactory, as companies struggle to power production lines. But the government is facing up to the [Read More]

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African countries such as Sierra Leone need more productive jobs

January 27, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2014 “More productive jobs for the youths are vital for Sub-Sahara’s economic progress,” says a new World Bank Report. Most West African countries such as Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea are heavily dependent on their extractive industries for increased GDP. But this strategy is [Read More]

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Bio tells Koroma: ‘Your government is rapidly degenerating into a dictatorship’

January 26, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2014 The former presidential election candidate of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP) – Julius Maada Bio (Photo), has today made a scathing attack on president Koroma’s record in office. Analysts say that this is the most powerful [Read More]

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Life saving gifts for Bumban – northern Sierra Leone

January 26, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2014 The village of Bumban in the Bombali district of Sierra Leone is one of the most deprived communities in the country. With a population of less than 200 and the absence of functioning health and education institutions, life expectancy is well below the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone edges closer to a one party state

January 22, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2014 Sierra Leone’s Parliament, yesterday elected former ruling APC parliamentary leader and head of government parliamentary business – Sheku B.B Dumbuya as the new speaker of the House. Former speaker and experienced lawyer – Abel Stronge, is said to have fallen on his own [Read More]

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More money poured into Sierra Leone’s big black hole

January 19, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2014 In July last year, the World Bank signed a $16 million project financing agreement with the government of Sierra Leone. It said that: “The project will contribute to improving access to electricity in rural areas, through a pilot program for installing PV systems [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s musicians push for political consciousness

January 17, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2014 Musicians in Sierra Leone of all political persuasions are now rallying the voice of the people to stand up for change, in the face of rising poverty and joblessness. Sierra Leone is now at a crossroads. The government says that it is doing [Read More]

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Has the international community abandoned civil liberty in Sierra Leone?

January 17, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2014 A government that does not respect press freedom cares very little about the civil liberty and human rights of its people. President Koroma of Sierra Leone is now displaying all the hallmarks of a communist style despot. (Photo: Former rebel leader – Johnny [Read More]