Politics

Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s – and to the people what is the people’s

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2019: Social media has been inundated with comments from readers, since news broke concerning President Bio’s decision to pay out millions of dollars to the former President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma and senior government officials. The news has been greeted with consternation and [Read More]

Politics

APC party leadership pays respects to the Yumkella family

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2019: Sierra Leone’s former President Ernest Bai Koroma and the deputy Chairman of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Party – Minkailu Mansaray, yesterday Friday, 12 July, visited the family home of Dr. Kandeh Yumkella at Juba Hill in Freetown to express their personal and party’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s macroeconomic climate remains challenging

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2019: Sierra Leone’s macroeconomic situation remains challenging despite bold policy measures, according to the authors of a new World Bank Economic Update on Sierra Leone, published today. The second edition of the Sierra Leone Economic Update (SLEU) was launched today by the World Bank at [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio and the Lungi bridge – modern day Nehemiah?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2019: President Bio’s government has taken the bold step of launching the ambitious Lungi Bridge project to link Lungi with the Freetown mainland. This project has received rave reviews from most government supporters and derision from opposition quarters. It is disconcerting to note [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone is doing well in tackling corruption – says Global Corruption report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2019: Corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development. It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech or citizens’ right to hold governments to account, according to the latest Global Corruption Barometer – Africa [Read More]

Economy & Business

Corruption is rife across Sierra Leone’s banking sector

CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2019: There is widespread and systematic corruption within the banking sector in Sierra Leone. There is evidence to suggest that regular and widespread criminality has been committed by the financial services industry for several years. Chiefly among which, is the lack of due diligence [Read More]