Economy & Business

Cameroon’s economy grew by 5% in 2012 – but poverty continues to rise

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2013: The World Bank has announced that  Cameroon’s economy grew by 5% in 2012, after rising about 4 percent in 2011. Agriculture, construction, and the service industries are responsible for fuelling this growth, together with a significant  rise in oil production. However, this economic growth has not improved [Read More]

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Africa pleads for $3 Billion to tackle malaria as officials in Sierra Leone embezzle over $1 Million

31 January 2013 African leaders, led by Liberia’s president – Helen Sirleaf Johnson, are climbing a steep hill to raise much needed funds in order to tackle rising childhood mortality, especially caused by malaria and other deadly diseases. They are trying to raise over $3 billion. But that task has [Read More]

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‘Africa’s wealth must enrich all of Africa’s people’ – says UN Chief

28 January 2013 The Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) – Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, has presented the Agency’s Results-based Activity Report of July to December 2012, at the AU heads of state summit in Addis Ababa. He highlighted effort for sustaining the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture [Read More]

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Minister Samura knuckles down to serious business in Addis Ababa

25 January 2013  Report from the Sierra Leone Embassy staff in Ethiopia, says that foreign minister –  Samura Kamara has held bilateral discussions on the fringes of the AU Executive Council meeting with the Indian delegation, which is led by the Vice-Minister of External Affairs – Sudhid Vyas. Mr. Vyas [Read More]

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“Conflict-related sexual violence can be eradicated” – says UN’s Zainab Bangura

25 January 2013 The former health minister of Sierra Leone – Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura, who resigned last year from the Koroma government to take up her post at the UN as ‘Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict’, was at the AU Executive Council meeting on [Read More]

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Rights campaigners hold president Koroma accountable

24 January 2013 Abdul M Fatoma We at the Campaign for Human Rights and Development – Sierra Leone (CHRDSL), are deeply concerned about the revelations contained in the recent Audit Report  2011 of  the Audit Service Sierra Leone, which was presented to a well attended  houses of parliament in Freetown. [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister Samura in more controversy

24 January 2013 President Koroma’s discredited former minister of finance and economic development – Dr. Samura Kamara, now minister of foreign affairs, flew to Addis Ababa yesterday, to represent Sierra Leone at the Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union. But he leaves behind in Freetown, a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Land reform will reduce poverty and enhance economic development

24 January 2013 Land ownership and the legal right to use that land, can be a highly toxic affair in Africa. In Sierra Leone, there has been a rising trend in the number of murders committed because of land disputes and sheer criminality. But Sierra Leone is not the exception. [Read More]


50 years imposed on Charles Taylor is “manifestly unreasonable” – says lawyer

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2013: Lawyers for the prosecution and defence in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor who was convicted of war crimes last year, made their final arguments before the Appeals Chamber at The Hague this week. Report from APO says that the five Judges [Read More]