Economy - Business & Environment

Sierra Leone president Bio opens talks with IMF and development partners

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2018: Sierra Leone’s newly elected president Julius Maada Bio was today granted a vote of confidence by the IMF and the country’s international development partners at a High-Level Forum on Economic Policy Priorities, jointly organised by the IMF and the ministry of finance in Freetown. [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

How Nairobi can fix its serious waste problem – lessons too for Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2018: Voters of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown have voted in a new Mayor – Mrs Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, who polled almost 60% to win a resounding victory. But the tasks ahead for the new mayor are enormously clear, including tackling the city’s mounting domestic waste that [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Women bear the brunt of Africa’s urban disasters such as collapse of landfills

Daniel Moshenberg: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2018: The last 12 months have been bracketed by two catastrophic, and predictable, events: the collapse of the Koshe Garbage landfill on March 11, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the collapse of the Hulene Garbage landfill on February 19, 2018, in Maputo, Mozambique. 115 people were [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

African businesses should embrace cross-border e-commerce – says DHL

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2018:   Cross border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering. According to a 2017 DHL report, cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020 (from [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Standard Chartered Bank launches is first digital bank in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 March 2018:  Standard Chartered Bank  today announced the official launch of its digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire. This marks the Bank’s first digital bank in Africa and the first-of-its-kind to open in Côte d’Ivoire. Mr. Bruno Nabagné KONE, Minister of Information technologies and communication of the [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb – say African Development Bank Governors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2018: Africa is projected to have over 840 million youths by 2050, with the continent having the youngest population on earth. The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

Turkish Airlines commence flights to Freetown – its 52nd African destination

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 March 2018: Turkish Airlines, flying to more destinations in Africa than any other airline, marks another milestone in its international expansion with the launch of flights to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.  This new direct flight to Freetown (Sierra Leone) also bring the total countries [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

GE to empower Nigeria’s youths with entrepreneurial skills

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 February 2018: GE – the world’s premier Digital Industry Company has announced a partnership with the National Youth Service Corps of Nigeria (NYSC) to empower Youth Corps members with valuable entrepreneurial skills in line with its commitment to skills development in Nigeria. Known as the Start [Read More]

Economy - Business & Environment

The 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit comes to London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2018: The 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit will take place in London from the 12th – 15th March 2018, under the theme: Common Good. The event will spark new thinking on how to achieve Shared Prosperity and Common Good for Africans; and how Africa’s growing [Read More]