Economy - Business & Environment

IMF gives support to Liberia as questions are raised about Sierra Leone’s financial mess

November 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2017 Sierra Leone’s economic performance is in tatters. Key government officials and ministers – including the president, have in the last six months taken their eyes off the economy to focus on their political survival. The Koroma government has lost control of the economy. It [Read More]

Election Watch

An open letter to our beloved APC leadership of Sierra Leone

November 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Dr. Yahya Kalokoh – USA Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2017 The post-APC Convention has revealed insurmountable challenges for our party going into the 2018 General Elections. Some of these challenges are self-made by our top leadership. Many of us in the lower rung of our party are also contributing [Read More]

Politics

President Ernest Koroma  versus Sam Sumana – an unprecedented constitutional ECOWAS Court case

November 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Tamba Gborie Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2017 The defence from various Media practitioners and political pundits on behalf of the president’s extraordinary action hinging on a constitutional violation came too little too late. Such a defense could have come at a time when the ECOWAS Court wrote to the [Read More]

Politics

Sam Sumana returns to ECOWAS Court for Judgment

November 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2017 Former vice president of Sierra Leone Alhaji Samuel Sidique Sam Sumana is hoping to receive judgement when the ECOWAS Court reconvenes in Abuja, Nigeria to hear his $210 million lawsuit – challenging the Government of Sierra Leone for what he calls his [Read More]

Politics

Zimbabweans would need to trust the wait and embrace uncertainty

November 16, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 November 2017 Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. And many would see the seeming “revolution” that is unfolding right before our eyes in Zimbabwe as long overdue. But there can be no running away from the fact that he [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone seaport container terminal extension progressing well

November 16, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 November 2017 Bollore Transport and Logistics a renowned port handler in France with branches across the globe, has completed over 50% of the current works on the 270m container terminal extension at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay in Freetown. At a depth of 13m, plus 707m, [Read More]

Election Watch

NGC presidential candidate Kandeh Yumkella briefed by ONS, NEC and PPRC

November 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2017 Following the official launch of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party at the Brookfields Stadium last Saturday in Freetown, the party’s elected flagbearer – Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, today received representatives from the Office of National Security (ONS), the National Electoral Commission (NEC), and the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

November 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2017 Africa is in the final stages of negotiating a continental deal that would see the free movement of goods, services and people. Calestous Juma describes the challenges and what can be done to resolve them. Viewed against the odds of success in getting 55 [Read More]