December 13, 2018

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African Energy Chamber endorses the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit 2019

African Energy Chamber: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2018: The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) proudly endorses the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS), to be held in Abuja’s International Conference Centre on January 27-30, 2019. Our members, which include the majority of the international oil companies (IOCs), services companies and many [Read More]

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President  Bio calls for effective management of global cooperation on migration

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2018: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has called on world leaders to adopt an effective management of global cooperation and coordination on migration issues. He made this clarion call during the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular [Read More]

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Europe’s future lies in the South and not the North – says Italian Finance Minister

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: “Africa is a continent of great change and opportunities. However, Europe finds it difficult to understand that its future lies in the South and not in the North,” said Giovanni Tria, Italian Minister of Finance and Economy. He was a speaking at a conference [Read More]

Economy & Business

Dangote named as one of five ‘Most Responsible Businesses In Africa’

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: In recognition of its 2017 Sustainability Report and significant progress in Sustainability Best Practices and Reporting in 2018, Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has received two awards at the 12th edition of the annual Sustainability Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS), which took place in Lagos [Read More]

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Government meets key demands of Sierra Leone health workers

Ministry of Information: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: The Government of President Julius Maada Bio has agreed to pay risk and on-call allowances to clinical health workers, as well as location allowance to workers outside Freetown to the tune of $12 Million. This followed intense negotiations between representatives of [Read More]

Education and Health

Development starts with healthy people – says UNDP Sierra Leone 

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: Country Director UNDP Sierra Leone, Samuel Doe, has urged rural communities in the small West African country to stay healthy by accessing and helping in maintaining health facilities in their localities. “Like all developing countries, Sierra Leone is faced [Read More]

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Corruption undermines democratic institutions and stability – president Bio warns

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: Yesterday, 9th December 2018, was commemorated around the world as international anti-corruption day, and president Bio took the opportunity to address the people of Sierra Leone about the disastrous consequences of rampant corruption in the country. This is what he said: Fellow citizens, in [Read More]

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Sierra Leone High Commissioner UK meets UK Commonwealth Envoy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s High Commissioner Tamba Lamina and the Deputy High Commissioner Agnes Dugba Macauley, met this week with the UK Commonwealth Envoy, Mr Phillip Parham, at the Sierra Leone High Commission offices in London. The three diplomats engaged in fruitful discussions, covering a wide [Read More]

Education and Health

40% reduction in stunting in African children aged under five by 2025

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2018: Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan, which aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025. Africa loses $25 billion per [Read More]

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We can’t develop human capital without improved health – says President Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Annual Review Conference, jointly organised by the Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, was held at the Bintumani Hotel in Aberdeen, Freetown, last Monday. The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme is [Read More]

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President Bio speaks about his commitment to human capital development

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 December 2018: Last Sunday, 2nd December 2018, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone joined other world leaders in asserting their commitment to investing in human capital development. Speaking at the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, president Bio reassured of his government’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa poised to create the largest free-trade area in the world

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2018: A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying the accord, but policy makers say there is enough time and practical solutions to move the process [Read More]

Politics

ACC indicts former deputy minister of works for corruption offences

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday, 3rd December 2018, indicted Mr. Abdulai Barrie, a former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure in the Koroma led APC government for various corruption offences. Mr. Abdulai Barrie was indicted on five counts [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Rutile mining operations resume as workers agree to return to work

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2018: Iluka Resources has reportedly restarted operations at its Sierra Rutile mining site in Sierra Leone, following the decision of the mine workers union to end their strike action and return to work. The resumption of mining operations comes as a result of negotiations  involving [Read More]

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Government meets key demands of Sierra Leone health workers

Ministry of Information: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: The Government of President Julius Maada Bio has agreed to pay risk and on-call allowances to clinical health workers, as well as location allowance to workers outside Freetown to the tune of $12 Million. This followed intense negotiations between representatives of [Read More]

Education and Health

Development starts with healthy people – says UNDP Sierra Leone 

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla (De Monk): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 December 2018: Country Director UNDP Sierra Leone, Samuel Doe, has urged rural communities in the small West African country to stay healthy by accessing and helping in maintaining health facilities in their localities. “Like all developing countries, Sierra Leone is faced [Read More]

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