Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone’s Parliament passes Patent and Industrial Designs Act 2012

September 7, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2012 In the news this week, the world’s leading computer and smart phone technology company – Apple, won its legal battle in the US against Samsung for infringement of patent rights, involving its IPad tablet computing technology. Samsung may have to pay Billions of Dollars [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone’s dodgy mining deals – Someone is sharing the loot

July 27, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2012 In the wake of allegations and counter-allegations of corruption involving the vice president of Sierra Leone, a renewed focus is being turned on to the manner with which the government has been entering into agreement, with foreign companies to exploit the country’s mineral resources. [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Presidential hopeful – Maada Bio speaks about the global economy and Sierra Leone

June 13, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 June 2012 Bio’s international stature and statesmanship had a significant boost yesterday, when he spoke to global financial and industrial leaders at the 18th Conference of Montreal, organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, in Canada. Julius Maada Bio – is a former president [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Good news for African businesses and job creation

June 5, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2012 When the African Development Bank – Africa’s premier bank for investment in the development of infrastructure and industrialisation, announced the launch of its 2012 Report on the continent’s economic progress last week in Arusha, Tanzania, few expected the flurry of initiatives that came pouring [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

African girls can have big dreams too!

May 13, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

13 May 2012 For a continent deep in cultural traditions and chauvinism that are holding back the life changing aspirations of far too many young girls and women, it is quite refreshing and encouraging, each time we come across stories of African girls that have broken that glass ceiling. Growing [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Foreign direct investment into Africa is accelerating

May 5, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

5 May 2012 A report published by Ernst & Young says that international investors’ perceptions of the continent of Africa are beginning to shift positively. But what is even more encouraging for the continent and its people are the key findings, suggesting that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects into Africa [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

World Bank has a new Director for Sierra Leone

January 26, 2012 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 January 2012 The World Bank has appointed Mr. Yusupha B. Crookes as Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. His appointment takes effect from 1st March, 2012. Yusupha will be based at the World Bank’s Office in Accra. Yusupha – a Gambian national, joined the [Read More]