Editorial

A tale of three neighbouring economies – Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea

5 October 2012 Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia may have a lot in common, most notably, they share a common border. But there is more that distinguishes the three countries than meets the eyes – take the economy, for one. Political instability and an economy battered by civil war, is [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leone’s former Anti–Corruption Czar speaks about the challenges of fighting corruption

Dennis Kabatto 5 October 2012 The high level panel discussion on the Rule of Law and Post 2015 Agenda held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the UN Secretariat was sponsored by the Republic of Senegal, Open Society Foundations and the Bingham Center for the Rule of Law.    The [Read More]

Editorial

The future of African economies looks bright

Kingsley Ighobor 5 October 2012 Young men and women chat along the glittering corridors of the sprawling shopping complex. With state-of-the-art mobile communication gadgets in hand, they go in and out of the mall’s 65 shops, filling shopping bags with expensive items. Fully air-conditioned, the mall has 20,000 square metres [Read More]

News in Perspective

Can a stock exchange harness economic growth in African countries?

30 September 2012 As European economies struggle with a debt crisis and sluggish growth expected in the US and elsewhere, investors are looking for opportunities in Africa – thanks to the continent’s surging economy and positive growth estimates over the next few years. But the challenge is to identify the [Read More]

News in Perspective

UN Women launch joint initiative to empower Rural Women

Dennis Kabatto 30 September 2012 Discriminatory social institutions, formal and informal laws, added to norms and practices that limit their social and economic opportunities, women are all fired up and are demanding change. Barely three days after co-hosting UN General Assembly high level event on the rule of law, focusing [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Sierra Leone’s ruling APC party will never confound its critics

Dr. Sama Banya 29 September 2012   When it comes to their insatiable quench for power the APC will never confound their critics; on the contrary they will always do exactly as predicted. The former opposition Member of Parliament for constituency seven, which comprises Njaluahun chiefdom in the Kailahun district [Read More]

News in Perspective

SLPP’s Robin Farley sees RED

Andrew Murphy 28 September 2012 This ‘tit for tat’ switch-over or cross-carpeting, does not engender a polity of cohesion, but plays out into moral decadence. It is nothing but sheer greed and a gross lack of foresight for one to abandon his founding moral principles, for gimmicky political games. Although political switch-over [Read More]

News in Perspective

The African Development Bank to lever $22 Billion “Marshall Plan” for Africa

27 September 2012 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has proposed plans to float Africa’s first infrastructure bonds to member nations. It will raise up to $22 billion for investments in much needed infrastructure projects such as ports, railways, roads and energy, across the African continent. This brings to reality an [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Is the malevolent political virus spreading in Sierra Leone?

Dr. Sama Banya 26 September 2012 “Using official government issued jeep….ex-president Kabbah solicits support for Maada Bio.” That was how the awareness times newspaper reporters – Michael T. Kamara and Augustine Samba, prefaced their report of the visit of the opposition SLPP flag bearer Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio to [Read More]