Economy - Business & Environment

Africa is high on the G20 summit agenda – but will Trump thwart progress?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2016 The G20 meets in Hamburg, Germany next week. High on its agenda is an initiative aimed at boosting private sector investment in Africa to support economic growth and job creation. The danger is that the proposal could come to naught given President Donald Trump’s [Read More]

Education and Health

Investments in poor children can save more lives per dollar spent – says UNICEF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2017 “Unless the world makes faster progress on reducing child mortality, by 2030 almost 70 million children will die before reaching their fifth birthday.” (Photo: Child poverty in Sierra Leone). That was the sobering conclusion of a report published yesterday in New York by UNICEF. [Read More]

Politics

ANC policy papers point to a party in a panic about losing power

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 June 2017 South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, holds its all-important policy conference this weekend. The conference comes as the embattled party’s dominance of South African politics is in sharp decline amid growing corruption in its ranks. Writing in theconversation.com, Christi van der Westhuizen points out [Read More]

Politics

SLPP Alie Kabba is not involved in alleged vehicle fraud as reported in Awareness Times – says Team Alie Kabba

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2017 A story published by Awareness Times yesterday, Tuesday 27th of June, 2017, alleging the involvement of one of the main contenders of the country’s 2018 presidential election – Mr Alie Kabba, has been condemned by his campaign team “as false, malicious and lazy journalism”. [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Sierra Leone elections 2018 – caught between a pest and cholera

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 June 2017 We are in deep something, and that indescribable something makes dung smell like lavender. The vast majority of us have become comfortably numbed to the weird and insane scenario that is developing in our animal farm. Simply ignoring our inept leadership [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

When will Sierra Leone be able to feed itself?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2017 When will Sierra Leone start feeding itself, is the question many in the country have been asking for decades, and successive governments have failed to provide the answer. Over 80% of basic foods consumed in Sierra Leone are imported from abroad, costing hundreds of [Read More]

Editorial

Tribal politics has given rise to corruption and marginalisation of communities

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 June 2017 Tribal politics in Africa is one of the reasons most communities across the continent are suffering massive under-development, social injustice, marginalisation, and at worse – violent conflict and loss of life. Even a small country like Sierra Leone where the majority of citizens live [Read More]