Growth prospects for the Guinean economy remain favourable – currently at 6.7 percent – says IMF

May 26, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 May 2017 An IMF staff team led by Giorgia Albertin visited Conakry from May 15 to 25, 2017, to discuss recent economic and financial developments and Guinea’s economic prospects. The team prepared the ground for a future visit for the negotiation of a new IMF-supported program. [Read More]


Bondo leaders vow to uphold government policy on protecting girls

May 24, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Salaam Deen Bundu Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 May 2017 Hundreds of female leaders (Soweys) of the sacred and highly respected secret, all-female Bondo Society, converged in Waterloo last Friday, 19th May 2017, to perform traditional rites for the unveiling of newly initiated Sowey leaders. The mammoth gathering of ‘Soweys’ from [Read More]

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Poverty in Sierra Leone – ruling APC’s shameless and uncaring display of Chinese cash

May 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2017 Condemnation of Sierra Leone’s ruling APC is mounting, over the construction of a new seven storey party office in the centre of the capital Freetown, part funded by the Chinese Communist Party, amid growing poverty and early death for many malnourished adults and children [Read More]


Sierra Leone ruling party’s partnership with China is built on mutual trust and respect – says John Baimba Sesay  

May 22, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

John Baimba Sesay- CHINA Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2017 By July, 1971, Sierra Leone and China had established diplomatic relations on the foundation of mutual trust and respect. These ties of cooperation experienced a surge, when, in the same year, just three months after entering into diplomatic ties, Sierra [Read More]


America’s snub of the African Union should spur regional powers into action

May 21, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2017 Any lingering doubts that Africa is not a priority for Donald Trump’s America were erased when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson snubbed newly elected AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki. Writing in, Tshepo T. Gwatiwa argues that the snub should spur African states – [Read More]


Sierra Leone’s director of gender speaks about the protection of girls from circumcision

May 21, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sultan Kargbo Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2017 The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs has completely dissociated government from the story – “Religious Leaders schooled on FGM strategy”, published in the New Citizen newspaper on Thursday 18th May 2017. Speaking to journalists in Freetown on Friday, 19th [Read More]

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President Koroma of Sierra Leone is told to stop selling the country’s sovereignty

May 20, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2017 “You have sold everything – please don’t sell the soul of our sovereignty – our democracy,” Kapri Kolugbonda tells the president of Sierra Leone, as condemnation of the ruling APC party’s steep descent into the bowels of Chinese economic imperialism grows. Critics of the [Read More]