Economy & Business

Bombardier continues African market penetration

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2018: A Ghanaian airline operator – PassionAir, has become the first Bombardier operator in Ghana after acquiring three Q400 aircraft. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft manufacturer announced today that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mercury pledges $1.5 million in support of president Bio’s free education

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2018: The premier Sports Betting and Lottery Company – Mercury International, last Thursday 9th August 2018, made a proposal to the government of Sierra Leone for the construction of 80 classrooms, costing $1.5 million. The offer was made to the Minister of Basic Primary and [Read More]

Politics

Pray for Sierra Leone – president Bio tells Hajj Pilgrims

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2018: 840 Sierra Leoneans will be joining over two million Muslims from across the world, embarking on their holy pilgrimage to Mecca this week. State House media reports says that president Julius Maada Bio was at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown yesterday, where he [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why it’s exciting to be doing business in Africa

Jacques Vermeulen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2018: “There is always something new out of Africa,” the ancient Greeks used to say. Back then, the proverb referred to the continent’s extraordinary diversity, but today it can be applied to the accelerating pace of change as Africa begins to reshape its [Read More]

Economy & Business

Are Liberia’s oil palm growers in trouble?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2018: Liberia’s largest palm oil producer pulls out of sustainability roundtable – what does this mean for rural communities? This is a report by Fidel C T Budy. The palm oil industry is no stranger to controversy. While the world has come to learn of the environmental [Read More]

Politics

Is Sierra Leone’s commission of inquiry a witch-hunt or political accountability?

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2018: A Commission of Inquiry that is to investigate corruption in a few weeks’ time, is now on the lips of every Sierra Leonean. Whether the intention is witch-hunting or political accountability, the mere mentioning of the words – ‘commission of inquiry’, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Anti-Corruption Czar speaks about the impact of corruption in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2018: Last Friday, Francis Ben Kaifala – the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone, addressed the National Governance Symposium 2018, organized by the Institute for Good Governance. He spoke about ‘the impact of corruption on our generation’ – a subject close to the heart [Read More]

Economy & Business

$800 million investment for Bumbuna phase two development  

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2018: In 2012, officials  in the  APC government of former president Koroma entered into negotiations with the American company – Joules Corporation, who had promised to invest $800 million in developing Sierra Leone’s Bumbuna hydro-electricity dam. But sadly, the negotiations with Joules Corporation fell through, [Read More]

Politics

Can a regional court be a viable alternative to the ICC in Africa?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 August 2018: An African court with international criminal jurisdiction which has been debated but never been put into operation, could be an option if Africa withdraws from the ICC, as Michelle Nel reports for theconversation.com: The International Criminal Court (ICC) came about after an overwhelming majority [Read More]