Economy & Business

How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

Sunil Kaushal: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2018: We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record breaking $560 million in 2017, an increase of 53% from the previous year. African governments have welcomed [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Food Day – African countries’ policies must shift to achieve zero hunger

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2018: Today marks World Food Day. For the third year in a row the number of people going hungry in the world has increased. By some estimates, over 800 million people don’t have enough to eat every day. Many live in Africa. So what are [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mo Ibrahim Foundation launching 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2018: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is pleased to announce the launch of the 12th annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), taking place on Monday 29 October 2018, when the results and analysis will be shared with the public at mo.ibrahim.foundation. To mark the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone secures World Bank finance for a 50MW solar power plant 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 October 2018: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance – Jacob Jusu Saffa today 11th October 2018 signed a $40 million agreement with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, for the installation of a 50MW Solar plant in Sierra Leone. It all started at the African Development Bank [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s vanity international airport construction project is dead

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2018: After six months of uncertainty as to whether the newly elected government of Sierra Leone, led by president Julius Maada Bio (Photo), may decide to resuscitate the much criticised Mamamah airport construction project established by the outgoing APC government, came a letter few days [Read More]

Economy & Business

Dangote urges deepening of African economy through free trade

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 October 2018: Africa’s top businessman – Aliko Dangote, has called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments, so as to aid rapid growth and development of the Continent’s economy. Speaking in London in a “One to One Conversation” at the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rising temperatures will push millions of people in Africa into poverty and hunger

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2018: Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report detailing progress and pathways to liming global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Responding to the report, Mr. Apollos Nwafor, Pan Africa Director of Oxfam International said: “Climate change has set our planet on fire, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s Alhaji Bah and 19 other young African entrepreneurs compete for $100,000 prize

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2018: Entrepreneurship is central to Africa’s economic growth and is one of the keys to unlocking job opportunities for young people across the continent. Mastercard Foundation in partnership with the African Leadership Academy (ALA) (AfricanLeadershipAcademy.org) is pleased to announce that 20 of Africa’s youngest and [Read More]

Economy & Business

AccorHotels – a record year of growth and development in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2018: AccorHotels – the world’s leading travel and lifestyle group, has announced a record year of development in Africa. The company made this announcement at the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Nairobi. Beginning with its 50% stake in the Mantis Group in April, followed [Read More]