Economy - Business & Environment

Why economic questions are key to Africa’s media freedom debate

Herman Wasserman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2018: Press freedom is often thought of in relation to political pressure. There is more than enough evidence that threats, intimidation and imprisonment of journalists remain a serious cause for concern in Africa. But two recent gatherings on the continent encourage the thinking around press [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa

Authors: Daniel Rodriguez, John Dixon and Mulugetta Mekuria: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2018: It’s been four years since African leaders met in Equatorial Guinea to commit themselves to boosting agricultural growth across the continent. This is an important way to create real change in Africa. During the gathering, all [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Owning land isn’t enough to empower Africa’s women farmers

Author: Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 May 2018: In the agricultural sector – the major employer for poor people in Africa – assets like land and livestock are owned and controlled mainly by men. It makes sense, then, that many donors, national governments and civil society groups believe rebalancing asset and land ownership [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

President Bio promises to repeal Criminal Libel Laws

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 May 2018: On Monday 21st May 2018, president Julius Maada Bio met with the executive members of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) at State House, where he yet again reiterated his government’s commitment to repeal the country’s odious criminal libel laws. Previous governments have [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

African Development Bank and UNIDO to accelerate Africa’s industrialization

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 May 2018: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, May 21 to step up collaboration to boost Africa’s industrialization. “The Bank launched in 2016 its Industrialization Strategy for Africa 2016-2025, which was the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Freetown Water Quay prepares for the challenges of global trade

Ismail S. Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 May 2018: Bollore Transport and Logistics Transportation are upgrading the Freetown Water Quay to global standards, with the procurement of two ultra-modern cranes, as part of the ongoing modernisation of the Freetown sea port. The massive giant size cranes safely arrived on board [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Africa Investment Forum – a game changer for financing Africa’s infrastructure development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 May 2018: The Bank and the Government of Gauteng Province on Tuesday signed a memorandum of agreement to host the inauguration of the Africa Investment Forum from November 7 to 9, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. By 2050, just 32 short years from now, Africa’s growing [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

President Bio of Sierra Leone talking business in Ivory Coast

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 May 2018: Sierra Leone needs to expand and deepen its trading relationships with other West African nations, so as to benefit from any competitive advantage the country possesses.  Newly elected president Julius Maada knows that too well, and yesterday arrived in Abidjan – capital of Ivory [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone’s top musicians at the Bintumani Hotel this weekend

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 May 2018: United Sierra Leone Movement is excited to announce that Kao Denero, Star Zee, Steady Bongo and LAJ are confirmed as headliners for United Sierra Leone Festival, which is taking place on Sunday 6th May 2018. This musical extravaganza will be held at the Bintumani Hotel’s [Read More]