Economy - Business & Environment

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa

November 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2017 Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies, says Ecobank’s latest research. The 2017 version of Ecobank Research’s Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook, which provides [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa

November 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2017 The German Development Bank, and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) (www.ATI-ACA.org) announced, on the side lines of the annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables Meeting, a new instrument to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale (up [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Africa – nurturing young entrepreneurs as the next generation of hunger fighters

November 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Bunmi Oloruntoba Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2017 Considered the “Nobel Prize of agriculture,” the World Food Prize is awarded each year for a specific and exceptionally significant contribution to the production or distribution of food. This year, the prize was awarded to Akinwumi Adesina, a former Nigerian agriculture minister [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

International business leaders and investors head to London annual Invest Sierra Leone forum

November 18, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2017 On Monday 20th November, an audience of national and international business leaders and investors will gather in London to hear Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister Dr Samura Kamara deliver the keynote speech at the annual Invest Sierra Leone forum for the third year running. Invest [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone fails again to meet the requirements for Millennium Challenge funding

November 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2017 Sierra Leone has once again failed  to achieve the minimum requirements to qualify for hundreds of millions of dollars in US government funding through the Millennium Challenge Compact, as the government continues to fail to curb rampant corruption and poor governance. According to a [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

The Paradise Papers – Burkina Faso’s development dreams lost in the offshore world

November 9, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2017 Documents from the Paradise Papers reveal how Glencore made secret payments, battled cash-strapped countries in court and sought to reduce its tax bill around the world. When one of the world’s biggest miners turns up in a small town in Africa, the local residents [Read More]