November 14, 2018
Economy & Business

Ghana implements the IMF’s enhanced general data dissemination system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The e-GDDS was established by the IMF in 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help [Read More]

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Ghana implements the IMF’s enhanced general data dissemination system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The e-GDDS was established by the IMF in 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help [Read More]

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A call for compassion in Cameroon – an open letter to First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya

Lilian Ayuk-Tabe: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Dear First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya of Cameroon, I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children [Read More]

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Ecobank partners with IFRC to strengthen local communities in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCs) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result [Read More]

Education and Health

World Pneumonia Day – Pneumonia kills 16% of children under 5 years old

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. 25 Civil Society Organizations from [Read More]

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Africa’s investment climate strengthens as growth revives

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Africa’s investment environment for both businesses and financial investors is now reviving, with a continuing and steady improvement in the trade-off between risk and reward, as growth on the continent rebounds, says a new report by specialist risk consultancy – Control Risks. After several [Read More]

Economy & Business

Imperial helping develop next generation Sierra Leonean engineers

Stephen Johns: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: Imperial academics are working with partners in Sierra Leone to develop a generation of skilled engineers. Researchers are collaborating with the University of Sierra Leone and the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers to help expand and improve engineering courses in the country. The hope is that [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s First lady – Fatima Bio engages in food self-sufficiency farming

Cyril Barnes: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: “To attain food sufficiency, all leadership hands must be on deck.” Mrs Fatima Bio – wife of the president of Sierra Leone, is demonstrating her commitment to the attainment of food sufficiency in Sierra Leone, by establishing a 200-acre farm in Masiaka, [Read More]

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Debt-distressed African countries again look to International Monetary Fund 

Akani Chauke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: By the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) own admission, there are circumstances where African governments’ debt levels are so high, they become unsustainable; such that, the scheduled debt service exceeds the capacity of the countries to service it. This rings true for a [Read More]

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President Bio joins the world to commemorate end of First World War

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: An interfaith ceremony was held at the Cenotaph, Secretariat Building, George Street in Freetown, yesterday Sunday, 11 November 2018, where President Julius Maada Bio and hundreds of Sierra Leonean ex-servicemen and women, civil society groups and the forces, commemorated Poppy Day in honour of [Read More]

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Championing the cause of African youths in agriculture

The Africa Internship Academy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2018: Africa as a continent has reported a significant increase in agriculture development. Agriculture is one of the sectors on the continent with a reasonably high level of revenue from export activities. Export commodities such as Cocoa, coffee, timber, cashew and [Read More]

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Finance institutions join forces to deliver as one for Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2018: ‘The African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina last Tuesday made an impassioned call for investors to join the partnership platform offered by the Africa Investment Forum and “grab the chance to fast track the continent’s investment and development agenda”. His message was a clarion [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa Investment Forum tilting the tide of investments into Africa

Sierra leone Telegraph: 10 November 2018: The Africa Investment Forum which started on November 7 ended yesterday Friday, 9th November 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The game changing event, aimed at attracting multi-billion-dollar deals across the continent, is expected to usher in a new era for Africa’s investment [Read More]

Economy & Business

Dangote Sinotruk Automobile expands to enhance local content and provides more jobs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2018: As the budding automobile company, Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Limited entered another phase in its expansion drive. The Company has said that it was increasing its local input into the assembling plant to up to 60 percent, even as it plans to roll out [Read More]

Economy & Business

Youth entrepreneurship promotion at the heart of Africa Talks Jobs conference

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2018: Because of Africa’s growing population, every year a high number of young jobseekers enter a labour market which cannot provide a workplace for all.  In order to create jobs for the youths and foster a prosperous Africa, skills development and youth entrepreneurship are key. [Read More]

Education and Health

Why Sierra Leone’s children of war amputees denied access to free education?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 November 2018: In August 2018, the new Government of Sierra Leone launched President Julius Maada Bio’s Free Quality School Education initiative. Though designed to help many vulnerable communities, it has failed to extend the programme to the children of war amputees – the direct victims of [Read More]

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I will restore Sierra Leone’s international reputation – says president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2018: President Julius Maada Bio has ended his international assignment after a gruelling week in Senegal and Europe, attending summit and meeting with the European Commission and potential investors for the country. On Monday he met with the UK Member of the European Parliament – [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone MPs call for harmonisation of wage levels in the country

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 November 2018: The Welfare Committee of Parliament yesterday, Wednesday 7th November 2018, called on the Financial Secretary of the Ministry of Finance to submit the country’s public sector wages structure and salary details to Parliament. According to report from the Parliament Communications Unit, the committee says [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone receives seventy-three million Euros from European Commission

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 November 2018: President Julius Maada Bio has received a huge boost from the European Commission in Brussels, after the Commission promised to provide 73 million euros funding to the government of Sierra Leone. This follows a successful meeting between President Bio and the European Commission President [Read More]

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