Economy - Business & Environment

Africa needs to reform its trade policies – if it is to boost industrialization

Franck Kuwonu Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2015 Sanusi Lamido (Photo), a former governor of the central bank of Nigeria, once railed against his country for spending “huge resources importing consumer goods from China that should be produced locally.” Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, is also the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Foreign investors may leave Sierra Leone due to corruption and lack of rule of law

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 April 2015 China’s economic interests in Sierra Leone have risen by over 400% in the last five years, and this resurgence can be largely explained by its vast investment in the country’s mining sector. But China’s economic expedition in Sierra Leone has prompted several Sierra Leoneans [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Warning over impact of new IMF loans to Ebola affected countries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 February 2015 Reacting to the announcement by the IMF that it will cancel almost $100 million of debt owed by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, whilst lending $160 million in new loans, Tim Jones, Policy Officer at Jubilee Debt Campaign said: “The cancellation of debt payments [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

IMF – $130 Million revenue support for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2014 “Large-scale and well-coordinated assistance by the international community is urgently needed to support the national authorities’ efforts to contain the devastating impact of the disease,” said Christine Lagarde of the IMF yesterday, adding weight to calls for the presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Gambia Bird suspend flights to Freetown and Monrovia

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 August 2014 Gambia Bird Airlines – one of the few airlines flying to Sierra Leone, yesterday announced that it is suspending all flights to Monrovia and Freetown, starting last night – Friday, 15th August 2014, until the 31st August 2014. The company says that the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Rwanda – rising from the ashes

Wadzanai Mhute The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 July 2014 Twenty years after the genocide, Rwanda is making huge development strides. For the survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, it feels like only yesterday that machete-wielding Hutu militias embarked on a mission to annihilate the entire Tutsi tribe. Marie-Claude Mukambano, [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

eCommerce and logistics set for growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2014 Over the next 10 years, online retail will continue to gain popularity in both developed and emerging markets. And as a result, logistics companies are set to play a key role in providing vital supply chain management solutions, that are able to evolve [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

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

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

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]