December 10, 2018
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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]

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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]

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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]

Economy & Business

Africa must focus on its big resource – its young people, experts urge

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 December 2018: Professor Paul Collier, one of the world’s most influential development economists, warns that Africa’s “easy decade” of accelerated economic growth is coming to an end, and only accelerated job creation and integration will ensure sustainable growth and development across the continent. Dr. Collier, Professor [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF economic stimulus and Sierra Leone government’s New Direction trajectory – Op ed

Umaru Napoleon Koroma: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 December 2018: The SLPP government under the astute leadership of His Excellency the President Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio has just last week got an economic stimulus of a staggering $171.5m from the International Monetary Fund or IMF. As an immediate measure $21.5m [Read More]

Economy & Business

Le 22.2 billion missing revenue unaccounted for by former government

Ahmed Sahid Nasralla: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 December 2018: Over Le 22.2 billion in revenues is still unaccounted for by various Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as a result of discrepancies in what was recorded in the National Revenue Authority (NRA) cash book, statements in transit accounts and what [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF approves US$172 million finance for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 December 2018: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday announced it has approved $172.1 million in extended credit finance to the government of president Julius Maada Bio, as international confidence in the new government returns. Announcing its decision yesterday, the IMF said that its Executive Board has [Read More]

Politics

USDA and CRS launch free school feeding program in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 November 2018: Yesterday, Wednesday 28 November 2018, the U.S. Ambassador to Sierra Leone Maria E. Brewer delivered the opening statement at the launch of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education School Lunch Project in the Town Field in Kabala, northern Sierra Leone. President Julius Maada Bio [Read More]

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British and Sierra Leonean soldiers in joint jungle warfare training

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2018: Yesterday, president Julius Maada Bio went along to see British and Sierra Leonean troops training together at the Guma Jungle Training Ground near Freetown, where according to State House report, he was briefed by the commanding officers. The joint forces training involves the British [Read More]

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Anti-Corruption Czar – Kaifala Speaking at Africa governance conference

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2018: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis Ben Kaifala, has arrived in Botswana to address the African Union’s conference on ‘Governance in Africa’. He will speak on the theme: “Winning the fight against Corruption: A sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”. The two-day high-level dialogue starts today [Read More]

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David Sengeh among world’s 100 most influential young people in government

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 November 2018: Apolitical – a global policy platform, has today announced its inaugural list of 100 Future Leaders: ‘The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government for 2018’, and Dr David Sengeh – Sierra Leone’s Chief Innovation Officer is not only on the list, but is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Government seeks quick and amicable end to Sierra Rutile industrial dispute

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 November 2018: After months of industrial action and upheaval at the Sierra Rutile mines in southern Sierra Leone, which started under the government of president Ernest Bai Koroma, president Julius Maada Bio and senior government ministers have moved one step closer to finding a negotiated settlement [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]

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