Economy & Business

IMF says economic activity in Sierra Leone has picked up

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 June 2018: Sierra Leone’s economic activity has picked up since elections in March 2018, says the IMF. But the newly elected government of president Julius Maada Bio is running the country’s finances on a shoestring budget, mainly cutting back on spending in some areas of expenditure [Read More]

Education and Health

Measles outbreak in Koinadugu Sierra Leone needs concerted response

Dr. Fawzia Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18th June 2018: It is quite worrying that an outbreak of measles virus was confirmed in the Koinadugu District of Sierra Leone four days ago. The press release from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation says that in June 2018, there were 19 confirmed cases [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF welcomes Liberia’s pro‑poor agenda – but macroeconomic stability is essential

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2018: On June 8, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met with the Liberian government of president George Weah, to review and discuss the country’s economic performance under its Article IV consultation agreement. Following the conclusion of the discussions, Staff of the [Read More]

Politics

The sacking of Sierra Leone’s Attorney General – another one bites the dust

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 June 2018: Two months and two high profile sackings! Both were unexpected but had generated considerable and diverse comments in the press and social media. The erstwhile Secretary to the President was a close confidante of the President. The short-lived Attorney General, Charles Margai [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

Sierra Leone politics – No return to our abominable filth please

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018: Some might regard most of what you read all over cyberspace as senseless verbal gymnastics. But our leaders tend to fuel the hunger of baying dogs, especially those deeply steeped in tribal drum-beating, through their unwitting actions or inactions. And if [Read More]

Economy & Business

Budget to reveal how Kenya plans to deliver on ambitious priorities

Timothy Njagi Njeru: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018: Kenya’s 2018-19 budget is set to be tabled before Parliament on June 14 in an unusually calm political climate. Economist Timothy Njagi Njeru explains what Kenyans can expect and how the budget will likely serve as a showcase for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s “Big [Read More]

Economy & Business

Global Business Leaders to Address 2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit in Washington, D.C

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018: GAA Exhibitions & Conferences (www.GAAexhibitions.com)and ATIGS Group (www.ATIGSgroup.com) today announced the lineup of global executives and business leaders that will address participants at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018, June 24-26, at the World Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building. Speakers include executives from U.S., UAE, [Read More]