Economy & Business

Governor of Bank of Sierra Leone sacked as economy worsens

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2018: Just over a year ago, 18th July 2017, parliament of Sierra Leone, unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Patrick Saidu Conteh by president Koroma, as the new Bank Governor of Sierra Leone, following the resignation of his predecessor, Dr. Kaifala Marah. Today, Dr. Patrick [Read More]

Economy & Business

Beating poverty needs partnerships and collaboration – not just money

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 August 2018: Why is it that despite Africa’s vast natural resources and the recipient of tens of billions of dollars in foreign aid every year, the eradication of poverty remains an illusion? As Mia Perry a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, concludes in theconversation.com: [Read More]

Economy & Business

New Africa award promoting innovation for Sustainable Development Goals

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2018: The President of Ghana and Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched a pan-African award for a new generation of early stage social innovators in Africa, who are solving pressing problems in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Canada to help boost Sierra Leone’s development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 August 2018: Canadian Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau held discussions yesterday with Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Alie Kabba, in Freetown. The Canadian international development minister was in Freetown to renew Canada’s relationship with Sierra Leone, as part of Canada’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bombardier continues African market penetration

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2018: A Ghanaian airline operator – PassionAir, has become the first Bombardier operator in Ghana after acquiring three Q400 aircraft. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft manufacturer announced today that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mercury pledges $1.5 million in support of president Bio’s free education

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2018: The premier Sports Betting and Lottery Company – Mercury International, last Thursday 9th August 2018, made a proposal to the government of Sierra Leone for the construction of 80 classrooms, costing $1.5 million. The offer was made to the Minister of Basic Primary and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why it’s exciting to be doing business in Africa

Jacques Vermeulen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2018: “There is always something new out of Africa,” the ancient Greeks used to say. Back then, the proverb referred to the continent’s extraordinary diversity, but today it can be applied to the accelerating pace of change as Africa begins to reshape its [Read More]

Economy & Business

Are Liberia’s oil palm growers in trouble?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2018: Liberia’s largest palm oil producer pulls out of sustainability roundtable – what does this mean for rural communities? This is a report by Fidel C T Budy. The palm oil industry is no stranger to controversy. While the world has come to learn of the environmental [Read More]

Economy & Business

Anti-Corruption Czar speaks about the impact of corruption in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2018: Last Friday, Francis Ben Kaifala – the Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone, addressed the National Governance Symposium 2018, organized by the Institute for Good Governance. He spoke about ‘the impact of corruption on our generation’ – a subject close to the heart [Read More]