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Tougher ride ahead for Sierra Leone’s economy

March 30, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 March 2016 The Ebola epidemic may be over in Sierra Leone, but the deadly economic virus and the impact of corruption still lingers. The economy, needs more than a cosmetic government ministerial reshuffling. It needs complete restructuring. But this will require new political leadership. After losing [Read More]

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What Donald Trump should have said about Sierra Leone – but did not

March 28, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 17

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2016 America’s presidential hopeful Donald Trump may be a buffoon with a lot of cash, and perhaps the worst presidential candidate the US has ever produced. But to be wrongly credited with a statement about Sierra Leone, so powerful and true, is quite a stretch. [Read More]

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Moseray Fadika appointed goodwill ambassador for the Commonwealth

March 25, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2016 Sierra Leonean business magnate, investor and philanthropist Mr Gibril Santigie Moseray Fadika, has been appointed as the first Goodwill and Business Ambassador for the Commonwealth Africa Initiative. This surprised appointment was announced at the Commonwealth Africa Summit held in London last Wednesday, 16th March [Read More]

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Sierra Leone presidential hopeful Yumkella in Vienna to launch Energy Access Platform

March 23, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 10

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 March 2016 Celebrating 40 years of OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), was never going to be an ordinary affair, as the world of oil and gas, including top executives of the industry met on Monday, 21st March 2016 at its Vienna headquarters, to launch the [Read More]

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Fly Salone airline was a criminal disaster waiting to happen

March 21, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 March 2016 After just 100 days of flying, the bottom of the Fly Salone Airline has fallen off, and the company has been grounded for good, as it seriously failed to meet its financial obligations to creditors, including the Icelandic company from whom they had leased [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leone infrastructure development needs new focus and leadership

March 20, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 5

Dr Jonathan Tengbe Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2016 My vision for Sierra Leone as an aspiring presidential candidate is to improve the standard of living of all Sierra Leoneans, through better infrastructure planning and a coherent national development programme. I am a German trained PhD qualified specialist in infrastructure [Read More]

Editorial

Opposition in Sierra Leone sleeps while the country is taken to the cleaners

March 20, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Abdulai Brima Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2016 “Ernest Bai Koroma is a failed president who has violated our national constitution, again, and again, and again,” says the opposition ADP party’s Mohamed Kamaraimba unequivocally on national radio 98.1FM in Sierra Leone. So what is the opposition SLPP saying in response, [Read More]

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President Koroma in hot water over University of Sierra Leone scandal

March 20, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 March 2016 Sierra Leone’s members of parliament met last week to discuss a loan agreement signed between the government of Sierra Leone and Saudi Arabia, in support of a refurbishment project for the University of Sierra Leone – Fourah Bay College. The $12 million Saudi loan [Read More]

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Big ministerial shakeup in Sierra Leone government

March 14, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 12

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 March 2016 The people of Sierra Leone have this morning woken up to a new line-up of government ministers. Yesterday president Koroma decided to relieve several old and trusted political allies in his government, and has brought in an army of inexperienced, though slightly more youthful [Read More]