Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Economy Review – President Bio has taken corrective measures – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2018: The IMF yesterday published the full report of a review of Sierra Leone’s economy, as part of the government’s request for an extended credit finance, which was approved by the IMF Board last month. Summarising its Sierra Leone Economy Review Report, this is what [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone Labour Congress leaders meet president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2018: There was uproar and consternation in Sierra Leone last week after the arrest and detention of trade union leaders by police, at a meeting in their office in Freetown. They were subsequently released after protest by the opposition APC party. The reason for their [Read More]

Economy & Business

African Development Bank more resolute in fighting against climate change

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2018: The curtain has fallen on COP24 , this year’s global climate summit held in Katowice, Poland. However, negotiations continued throughout the weekend to reach agreement on specific parts of the ‘rulebook’ to be applied  from 2020 by the 197 signatories of the Paris Agreement [Read More]

Politics

Warm festive welcome awaits vice president Jalloh in Lokomasama Chiefdom

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2018: Stakeholders of Lokomasama Chiefdom, Port Loko District, Northwestern Province of Sierra Leone  are all set and fully prepared to give the country’s vice president Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh a resounding welcome to their chiefdom on the 26th -27th December, 2018. Born of [Read More]

Economy & Business

GE connects finance and turbine technology to its flagship wind project in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2018: GE Renewable Energy and GE Energy Financial Services have partnered to provide technology and advisory support for its flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa. Kipeto Energy Plc’s (“Kipeto”) 100 Megawatt (MW) wind power project is located south of Nairobi, in Kajiado, Kenya. GE [Read More]

Economy & Business

Trump’s Africa strategy should have cast China as a regional partner

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2018: The Trump administration has finally unveiled its Africa strategy. In setting out the strategy the US’s National Security Advisor John Bolton made clear that what really matters to Trump is not Africa but containing and countering China. Writing in the conversation.com, John Stremlau argues [Read More]

Economy & Business

The future of work in sub-Saharan Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2018: A recent IMF strategy paper says that “Far-reaching changes in technology, climate, and global economic integration are transforming the world of work in ways that we do not yet fully understand.” The authors of the paper ask: Will the swift technological advances of the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why the world’s poorest women must be our priority

Melinda Gates: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 December 2018: Here’s the good news: Since 2000, more than a billion people around the world have lifted themselves out of extreme poverty. It’s a stunning statistic—and proof that progress is possible. Even so, we can’t take continued progress for granted. In fact, the [Read More]