September 22, 2019
Economy & Business

Mo Ibrahim Foundation to launch first ‘African Governance Report’ in 2019

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announce the launch of the first comprehensive African Governance Report, which will be published online on 15 October 2019. Based on IIAG data, the report will focus on: Governance and Africa’s implementation of the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the [Read More]

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Economy & Business

Mo Ibrahim Foundation to launch first ‘African Governance Report’ in 2019

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announce the launch of the first comprehensive African Governance Report, which will be published online on 15 October 2019. Based on IIAG data, the report will focus on: Governance and Africa’s implementation of the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the [Read More]

Obituary

Sierra Leone’s former clerk of parliament – Ibrahim Sesay passed on

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: The Speaker of Sierra Leone’s Parliament – Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu, yesterday Friday, 20th September 2019, announced in Parliament the sudden death of the former Clerk of Parliament – Ibrahim Sesay, who passed away on Thursday, 19th September 2019, in Freetown. Members of Parliament [Read More]

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Ugandan Human Rights Attorney rebuffs police summons for questioning

Dennis Kabatto: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: Human Rights and Uganda Journalists Association attorney – Eron Kizza, was a no show Wednesday at Kibuli Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) where he was ordered for an interview and to record a statement on an unspecified crime. Kiiza rather chose to [Read More]

Politics

President Bio attends 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2019: President Julius Maada Bio departed Freetown yesterday for New York, where he is attending the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The first day of the high level General Debate of the 74th Session will start on Tuesday, 24th September 2019, [Read More]

Politics

Court decision should not cloud Brexit validity – OP-ed

Federation of International Employers: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: When the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced that he was going to give the UK people a chance to vote in a referendum, it was clearly on the basis of his negotiations with the EU about several special concessions [Read More]

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Why is Africa Poor? Op-ed

Federation of International Employers: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Most African countries have vast mineral resources, a rapidly growing population that is increasingly well-educated, and have been the recipients of a huge amount of development aid. Why then do most of them continue to be amongst the most poverty-stricken [Read More]

Politics

What the newspapers say in Sierra Leone today?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Newspapers in Sierra Leone today, offer a broad coverage of some of the economic, political and social issues facing the country. Stories covered, range from the suspension of Sierra Leone by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for non-payment of subscription; questioning of the government about [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone iron ore mining company gives notice to employees

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: After weeks of uncertainty, following the Sierra Leone government’s decision to ban the exporting of iron ore by Sierra Leone Mining Ltd., the company says that despite an international court order for the government to lift its ban, the ministry of mines is unmoved. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government must prioritise local business competitiveness

Memuna Forna & Eric James: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Building a genuinely competitive and efficient local business sector should be the government of Sierra Leone’s priority. here’s why: In a recent article, Africa was described as the ‘last bastion of anti-competitive business practices’. At the rate that Sierra [Read More]

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South Africa’s Afrophobia: Colonial imprints, self-hate and the urgent need for black consciousness

Alhaji U. N’jai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019: What is happening today in South Africa with attacks on fellow Africans will have Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Steve Biko, Mangaliso Sobukwe, and Chris Hani turning in their graves. At the height of the anti- apartheid struggle in South Africa, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bolloré Transport and Logistics spends one million dollars on human capital development

Abdul Malik Bagura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019:e Captain Fabjanko Kokan, Sierra Leone’s Country Manager of Bolloré Transport and Logistics, a renowned port handler in France with branches in more than 105 countries across the globe, has said that investing in human capital is the key to their success [Read More]

Economy & Business

Your Excellency – what about the Bo to Matotoka motorway?

PUAWUI  DR. SAMA BANYA: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019: Two almost adjacent villages in the Valunya chiefdom in the Bo District and Gbonkonlenken chiefdom Tonkolili district separate the Mende speaking South and the Temne speaking North respectively, along the Bo to Makeni motor road. I used the route quite [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019: A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access USD 27 million of funding. The figure marks a milestone for the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and is more than 35 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone gets a new World Bank Country Director

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2019: Yesterday Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the newly appointed World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana – Pierre Frank Laporte, who took up office in July this year, held a meeting with president Bio of Sierra Leone at State House in Freetown. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Job creation efforts are failing to yield significant results in Africa – says Dr Yumkella

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2019: African governments and their donors and partners are already committed to investing in skills-building and job creation. Given its implications for employment, development, and migration, there is a strong case for channelling a significant share of that investment toward Africa’s distributed [Read More]

Economy & Business

Poverty fell by 5.6 percent in Sierra Leone – says Integrated Household Survey Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2019: A new report on poverty in Sierra Leone which will be published on 1 October 2019 by Statistics Sierra Leone (Stats SL) shows a small decrease of 5.6% in poverty between 2011 and 2018. According to the findings of the 2018 Sierra Leone Integrated [Read More]

Economy & Business

Gates Foundation Report spotlights new data on Global inequality

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2019: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its third annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which features new data showing that while progress on health and development continues unabated, global inequality remains a major barrier to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). According [Read More]

Politics

Make no mistake – our political landscape has not changed

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: 17 September 2019: It is slightly difficult to disentangle the signal from the cacophony on the socio-economic hardship and the guerrilla warfare of Sierra Leone’s politics. However, the predatory form of politics which stimulates its own spin and sound-bites is gradually taking over an entirely complex story [Read More]

Education and Health

President Bio announces measures to crack down on examination fraudsters

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2019: President Julius Maada Bio has today announced measures to curb the increasing spate of examination malpractices. He made this announcement at the opening of the newly Comprehensive Primary School at No.9 Community in Freetown. Addressing the nation, president Bio said: “Examination malpractice destroys the [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Ombudsman engages citizens in the provinces

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2019: The Ombudsman of Sierra Leone – Mr. Leon Jenkins-Johnston and his team, will travel to various districts in the provinces, starting from tomorrow Tuesday, 17th September to Wednesday 25th September 2019. The purpose of the visit is to give opportunity to the people in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone iron ore mining company gives notice to employees

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: After weeks of uncertainty, following the Sierra Leone government’s decision to ban the exporting of iron ore by Sierra Leone Mining Ltd., the company says that despite an international court order for the government to lift its ban, the ministry of mines is unmoved. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government must prioritise local business competitiveness

Memuna Forna & Eric James: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Building a genuinely competitive and efficient local business sector should be the government of Sierra Leone’s priority. here’s why: In a recent article, Africa was described as the ‘last bastion of anti-competitive business practices’. At the rate that Sierra [Read More]

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