Economy - Business & Environment

Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile internet usage will outstrip the global rate by 2019

June 5, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2014 A new report by mobile phone giant – Ericsson, says that mobile internet use in Sub-Saharan Africa is doubling year-on-year, with usage expected to increase 20 times in the next five years. And by 2017, 3G technology will outstrip 2G to become the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

African seed industry dominated by local start-ups

May 8, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 May 2014 A new report published yesterday at the ‘Grow Africa Investment Forum’ in Abuja, Nigeria, where the World Economic Forum is being held, shows investments in fledgling seed companies with local focus, could net big returns for African food production on small farms. According [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Western Africa oil, gas/LNG & energy 2014

March 25, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2014 The impact of Africa’s expanding oil industry on the global economy is fast becoming difficult to ignore, especially with the emergence of new oilfields along the West African coastline. The importance of the industry will be showcased next month in Namibia, when leading [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

$870m for Africa’s biggest wind power energy project

March 24, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2014 Africa’s economic progress very much depends on its ability to transform its natural resources into globally marketable commodities. But without electricity, the continent’s dream of a better standard of living for its people will continue to be unrealised. The good news however, is [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Counting the cost of Africa’s infrastructure needs

March 10, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 March 2014 Since the start of the global recession in 2007, doubts have been expressed as to whether African economies can weather the storm, and the impact the recession could have on the continent’s infrastructure development and growth. Whilst several African countries, especially those economies [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

$18 million dollar solar park for Sierra Leone

February 3, 2014 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 February 2014 Six megawatts of electricity may be a drop in the ocean for a country whose non-industrial consumer needs is estimated at 500 megawatt (MW). But for Sierra Leone, where every watt of electricity produced, can make the difference between life and death, an [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone’s GDP to grow by 13% in 2013 – says IMF

September 15, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2013 The latest report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published last Friday, says that Sierra Leone’s economy will grow by 13% in 2013, falling two percentage points from the 15% economic growth achieved in 2012. And with African Minerals Ltd., – Sierra Leone’s [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s mining revenue policy in focus

September 2, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Teddy Foday-Musa The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2013 Reports of the suspension of Sierra Leone by the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board, was greeted with disappointment and dissatisfaction by the people of Sierra Leone as well as the Government. The decision was made, “following the submission of Sierra [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Good reasons why investors should choose Sierra Leone

August 24, 2013 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

John Baimba Sesay – China The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2013 Sierra Leone’s development is now at a major transformational stage, thanks to our readiness for change, as a people. From once a country in an era of war, political instability, corruption-ridden,  to one  that pushed  towards change some [Read More]