Economy - Business & Environment

A visa-free Africa still faces hurdles

December 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Kerry Dimmer: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 December 2017 Despite fears of increase in crimes, some countries are liberalizing visas to attract investors. Would an Africa in which Africans require no visas to travel boost prospects for intracontinental trade? The African Union (AU) and many of the continent’s economic organisations think [Read More]

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IMF approves US170 million funding for Guinea to tackle poverty

December 12, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 December 2017: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year funding package, under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Guinea for an amount equivalent to SDR 120.488 million (about US$170 million, or 56.25 percent of Guinea’s quota). The funding will support Guinea’s 2016–20 [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone social welfare ministry under investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commision

December 5, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 05 December 2017 Former Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden who was recently sacked by president Koroma for standing up against corruption in Sierra Leone, has described recent reports in some local tabloids as “unfortunate”. She said that it is because [Read More]

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Sierra Leone peace diamond sold to Graff Diamonds in New York for $6 million

December 4, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Emmanuel I. Kamara Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2017 If rumours making the news on social media is anything to go by about Sierra Leone’s so-called Peace Diamond, it will be the biggest surprise for Sierra Leoneans in 2017. A reliable source has disclosed to this writer that Graff Diamonds [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Black African slaves in Libya – why is the world turning a blind eye?

December 2, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 3

Abdulai Mansaray Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 November 2017 In a recently, hastily but belated arranged summit convened by the African Union(AU) and European Union (EU) in Cote Ivoire, an evacuation plan was devised to remove migrants facing abuse in Libyan detention camps. The plan was to send migrants back to [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone to benefit from US$200 million World Bank solar electrification project

December 1, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 December 2017 Sierra Leone is among nineteen countries in West Africa that will benefit from a World Bank funded regional off-grid electrification project. The aim is to provide beneficiary countries with needed support to develop a sustainable and scalable off-grid solar energy market through the Lighting Africa Program. [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Ruling of the African Court on Human Rights rejected by Ghana’s Supreme Court

November 30, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2017 The decision of a five-member panel of Justices of the Supreme Court of Ghana is that “there’s no real factual and legal basis for Ghana’s Supreme Court to share its powers and jurisdiction with any other court”. The Ghanaian Supreme Court’s rejection of the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

South Korea supports housing development for Freetown flood disaster victims

November 30, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Abdul Malik Bangura Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 November 2017 Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to South Korea – Omrie Michael Golley, welcomed a delegation of three South Korean experts in the construction of low-cost housing, who arrived in Freetown on Tuesday 28th November 2017. The team of experts, who are from the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone peace diamond to be auctioned in New York next week

November 27, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Dennis Kabatto Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2017 Sierra Leone’s 709 carat “Peace Diamond”, the 14th largest diamond in the world is set to go on the auction block on December 4 in New York City. The announcement of the auction made by Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group [Read More]