Economy & Business

IMF welcomes Liberia’s pro‑poor agenda – but macroeconomic stability is essential

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2018: On June 8, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met with the Liberian government of president George Weah, to review and discuss the country’s economic performance under its Article IV consultation agreement. Following the conclusion of the discussions, Staff of the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Budget to reveal how Kenya plans to deliver on ambitious priorities

Timothy Njagi Njeru: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018: Kenya’s 2018-19 budget is set to be tabled before Parliament on June 14 in an unusually calm political climate. Economist Timothy Njagi Njeru explains what Kenyans can expect and how the budget will likely serve as a showcase for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s “Big [Read More]

Economy & Business

Global Business Leaders to Address 2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit in Washington, D.C

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018: GAA Exhibitions & Conferences (www.GAAexhibitions.com)and ATIGS Group (www.ATIGSgroup.com) today announced the lineup of global executives and business leaders that will address participants at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018, June 24-26, at the World Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building. Speakers include executives from U.S., UAE, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Blue is the New Green – debut Africa blue economy forum hits the mark

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018: The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF). The launch [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Telecommunications Sector Report – an insight by outgoing chairman Momoh Konte

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018: Momoh Konte, the outgoing chairman of Sierra Leone’s regulatory body for the telecommunications sector – NATCOM, has presented a detailed report on the state of the country’s telecommunications sector before leaving office. His handing over document, which he presented this week to his newly [Read More]

Economy & Business

$400,000 UNDP skills training on waste recycling for slum dwellers in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 June 2018: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is running a $400,000 project in Sierra Leone to help train 150 youths (120 women and 30 men) in eight slum communities around the capital Freetown, on waste recycling. UNDP says that the project is aimed at empowering [Read More]

Economy & Business

Leadership change at Sierra Leone’s Commission for Privatisation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 June 2018: Since the end of the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone, successive governments have made little effort to fully implement the country’s State Enterprises Privatisation Strategy, which was drawn up with the assistance of the World Bank and DFID. Dogged by political interference, incompetence [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone military establishes technical and education college

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 June 2018: Sierra Leone’s economic recovery is far too reliant on the mining industry, especially iron ore export, which in the last six years has experienced serious turbulence, as a result of the 2014 Ebola outbreak and global economic downturn. If the economy is to recover [Read More]

Economy & Business

How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities

Mercè Labordena: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 June 2018: Electricity lifts people out of poverty and improves their health and standards of living. Yet 1.3 billion of the world’s people don’t have access to it. And more than half of them are in sub-Saharan Africa. Getting affordable electricity to the sub-Saharan population [Read More]