Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone to benefit from Commonwealth Trade Finance Credit Facility

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 April 2018: Sierra Leone may benefit from a new US $100 million Commonwealth Trade Finance Credit Facility which is aimed at ensuring that smaller nations within the Commonwealth have access to global markets, says State House Communications Unit. With the economy of Sierra Leone suffering from [Read More]

Politics

African leaders are more constrained by democratic rules than you think

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2018: The view that African presidents can flout the law at will, unencumbered by constitutional or democratic constraints is well ingrained. But a new book by Nic Cheeseman, argues that this is a deeply misleading picture which underestimates Africa’s growing democratisation. This is what he [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone parliamentary induction – Dr. Yumkella gets warm welcome

Author: Anthony Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2018: Like every other newly elected Member of Parliament, Hon. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella arrived at the Tower Hill Houses of Parliament yesterday, April 17 2018 to attend an induction session hosted by the Parliamentary Service Commission in collaboration with the Westminster [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

JFK Foundation donates 100 market tables to distressed Abacha Street traders

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2018: A charitable organisation – the JFK Foundation, which was established over five years ago by the former Attorney General of Sierra Leone – Mr Joseph Kamara and his wife Lynette Kamara, to support marginalised and vulnerable groups in Society, today brought smiles to the faces [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone debt sustainability – the road to deeper economic austerity

Author: Dr. Ezekiel Duramany-Lakkoh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2018: International debt has implications for domestic growth.  In the past decades, most developed and developing economies have adopted huge debt appetite in the process of stimulating economic growth.  The United States, UK and China are no exceptions to this economic order. [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone rankanomics and the much-debated debt burden

Anthony Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2018: Listening to the donor briefing hosted last week by President Julius Maada Bio about the broke country he has inherited, I could not help but remember Dr. Yumkella’s many lectures as I sat with him on the campaign vehicle, his public lectures, [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone’s Masada Waste Management wins major award

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2018: The Masada Waste Transformers, a joint venture comprised of The Waste Transformers from the Netherlands and Masada Waste Management in Sierra Leone, have won the West African Forum for Climate & Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF-3) awards, organised by the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN). [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s new look Parliament – governing without a stable majority  

Author: Yusuf Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: The balance of power in Sierra Leone’s parliament during the next five years, suggests that crafting a stable majority for governance is likely to be tricky, if not messy. The ruling party, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has 48 seats; the All People’s [Read More]