January 23, 2020
Economy & Business

Head of African Development Bank – Adesina speaks at the UK-Africa Investment Summit

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2020: Good morning everyone! It’s a pleasure to join you at this special side event organized as part of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me congratulate the organizers, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa [Read More]

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Head of African Development Bank – Adesina speaks at the UK-Africa Investment Summit

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2020: Good morning everyone! It’s a pleasure to join you at this special side event organized as part of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me congratulate the organizers, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa [Read More]

Economy & Business

My government will diversify Sierra Leone’s economy – says president Bio at London Summit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday, assured investors at the UK-Africa Summit in London that his government is determined to diversify Sierra Leone’s economy, and guarantee a business-friendly ecosystem with a win-win outcome for potential investors. Sierra Leone is highly dependent on mineral exports, [Read More]

Economy & Business

African tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: The United Kingdom’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport has launched a scheme to develop next generation African business start-ups. Application process is underway as government ministers and business leaders attend the first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London. Africa has a fast-growing [Read More]

Economy & Business

British Prime Minister hosts first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is calling for the UK to be the ‘investment partner of choice’ for African countries, The UK-Africa Investment Summit in London is expected to generate new opportunities in Africa for businesses across the UK. The UK he said has unique [Read More]

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Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex visiting Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex will visit Sierra Leone from Wednesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd January 2020. The Countess will undertake a programme of engagements in Freetown, focusing on addressing sexual and gender based violence, supporting survivors, and championing women’s role in [Read More]

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Female paramount chief in Sierra Leone subjected to horrific gender based attack

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: President Bio’s fight against gender-based violence has taken a big knock, following reports of the paramount chief of Bonthe – Madam Melrose Foster Gberie, subjected to horrific gender based violence at her home in Bonthe which is the homeland of president Julius Maada Bio,. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rüdiger donates $100,000 to Sierra Leone at UK-Africa Investment Summit in London – will he invest?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 January 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio’s meeting with Antonio Rüdiger on the margins of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London has yielded USD 101,000 (Le1 Billion) for Sierra Leone’s Free Quality Education initiative. The German professional footballer, who plays as a centre back for Premier [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ghana leads the way at the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: The President of the Republic of Ghana – Nana Akufo-Addo is leading a ministerial delegation of several Cabinet Ministers and key officials at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London today, 20 January 2020. The Summit, hosted by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP, [Read More]

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Central African countries discuss regional integration through better roads and transport networks

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: The general secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the governments of the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Chad are organizing a round table in Brazzaville (Congo) on 19 [Read More]

Education and Health

New public-private collaboration to improve healthcare for 1.7 million people in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: A group of top global healthcare companies – Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, GSK, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have joined forces with Last Mile Health and Living Goods to increase access to community-based primary healthcare for nearly 1.7 million people [Read More]

Economy & Business

Equatorial Guinea speeds up year of investment drive with Nigerian investors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: In line with its commitment to attract regional capital investment into the country, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea – Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, met with high-level Nigerian investors, bankers and financiers to discuss opportunities offered by the country’s Year of Investment [Read More]

Economy & Business

South Sudan to complete electricity grid by March 2020

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: South Sudan’s ministry of energy and dams is currently working on the rollout of public/private partnerships to bring power to regional cities after success of its Juba grid project. $289 million has been invested in a power plant run by Ezra Power that will [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s ACFA former president will spend tonight in police cell

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19th January 2020: Reliable sources from the Ross Road Police station in Freetown, has confirmed to me that the former President of the Association of Clearing and Forwarding SL (ACFA) – Mr. Abdul Akim Bangura (Photo above – seen in the middle – wearing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government puts up prices of fuel as subsidy is reduced

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2020: Yesterday the government of Sierra Leone issued a joint statement with fuel suppliers in the country announcing an increase in the prices of petrol, kerosene, diesel and other fuel oil. The increase ranges from Le8,500 to Le9,000 for petrol, diesel, and kerosene. But the [Read More]

Economy & Business

New Electronic Expenditure Management System for Sierra Leone government ministries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2020: Government ministries and departments will soon have a new national integrated IT system that links all government ministries and departments with the ministry of finance, to help the government achieve efficiency, effectiveness and economy in spending. This new system should also help reduce corruption. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Uganda to boost its digital economy through Open Application Programming Interface

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2020: Today the vast majority of the data transfer and sharing technology applications used in Uganda are still private, and the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are only available to third parties at exorbitant costs While about 18 million Ugandans are now able to access services [Read More]

Politics

ECOWAS and UN restate commitment to peace, security and stability in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2020: The United Nations (UN) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have restated their commitment to the consolidation of efforts aimed at fostering peace, security and stability of West Africa. The Commitment was given by both parties on the 16th of January, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Chinese embassy launches pottery production training course in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2020: China’s embassy in Sierra Leone has today launched a training course on Pottery Production Techniques at the Goderich Campus of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) in Freetown. The 42 days training course is sponsored by the Chinese government and supported [Read More]

Politics

President Bio exudes statesmanship in Abu Dhabi as political sparks fly at home

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2020: Why is it that whenever there is political violence in Freetown, the president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio is out of the country? Does this mean that those left behind to hold the reins of power are clueless about leadership and governance, [Read More]

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Sincere ignorance – The high cost and threat to peace in Sierra Leone

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2020: “Security Alert – U.S. Embassy (Freetown, Sierra Leone) (January 14, 2020). Location: Brookfields, Freetown. “Event: Reports indicate there are currently violent confrontations between APC and SLPP supporters near APC headquarters in Brookfields. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area today. Additionally, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s roadmap to economic diversification revealed in a new World Bank report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2020: A new World Bank report – “Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Study” says that Sierra Leone has abundant natural resources, but as yet not been able to deliver more and better jobs for its fast-growing population. It says that, for the last decade, the economy [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ghana leads the way at the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: The President of the Republic of Ghana – Nana Akufo-Addo is leading a ministerial delegation of several Cabinet Ministers and key officials at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London today, 20 January 2020. The Summit, hosted by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Central African countries discuss regional integration through better roads and transport networks

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: The general secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the governments of the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Chad are organizing a round table in Brazzaville (Congo) on 19 [Read More]

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