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Sierra Leone agriculture – An engine for economic growth

October 11, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

John Baimba Sesay – China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2016 The world over, especially in Asian nations like China and Vietnam, the agriculture sector remains an important economic activity. Vietnam for instance has made huge achievements in her agriculture sector, contributing to food security and economic development, being one [Read More]

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Sierra Leone – perspectives of a broken economy

October 10, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Dr Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 October 2016 It is perhaps an understatement to say that our economy is in a total mess. All indicators of economic performance are heading rapidly in negative directions: the value of the Leone is falling daily against the dollar and other international [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government austerity announcement does not tell the whole story

October 9, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

Dr Julius Spencer Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2016 Today, I was going to continue my discourse on changing our political system, but I have decided to suspend this and come back to it next week because of the austerity measures that the government announced recently. (Photo: Dr. Julius Spencer). [Read More]

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Sierra Leone economic meltdown – the signs were on the wall

October 7, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2016 Much has been said about the current economic disaster facing the people of Sierra Leone. But for many commentators, the signs have been on the wall, even before the Ebola epidemic. The Koroma ruling APC party and government, have been in profound denial, burying [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government austerity against the poor – Alie Kabba speaks out

October 6, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

Alie Kabba – Presidential aspirant 2018 Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 October 2015 On Monday, 3rd October, 2016, following a hasty cabinet meeting, the APC government issued  a State House Press Release unveiling a series of measures that they plan to implement in the hope of managing an increasingly hopeless situation. [Read More]

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Good governance in Sierra Leone is the only way forward

October 6, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Jimmy Kandeh and Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 October 2016 When one hangs around any of the entertainment or social joints in urbane Freetown, the buzz word is the current economic hardship and its social impact on an anguished nation. Our current economic woes are man-made. They are [Read More]

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Tackling Sierra Leone’s economic meltdown with resilience

October 5, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

John Baimba Sesay – China Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 October 2016   Sierra Leone has had a fair share of commendation for the framework of government’s performance. By 2008 downwards, it had leaned towards promoting socio-economic rights, and simultaneously maintaining macroeconomic stability, with huge investment stepped up in public services, [Read More]

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Lack of political will to implement the Right to Access Information Law in Sierra Leone

October 2, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

SOCIETY for Democratic Initiatives (SDI) Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2016 SOCIETY for Democratic Initiatives (SDI) commemorates the Universal Access to Information Day, joining hundreds of organizations around the world. To mark this day, SDI published a report titled ‘The State of  Access to Information Law Implementation in Sierra Leone [Read More]

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President Koroma of Sierra Leone to continue as Party Chairman and Leader

September 27, 2016 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2016 Presidential and general elections will be held in Sierra Leone in February 2018. And the battle for presidential candidacy in both the ruling APC and the country’s main opposition SLPP party is predicted to be the fiercest yet fought, since the country gained independence [Read More]