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Sierra Leone aiming to tap deeper into China’s Africa policy

Austin Thomas The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2013 The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs – Dr Ebun Jusu says that Sierra Leone would like to tap deeper into the Chinese African policy. Minister Jusu would also like to see Sierra Leone become the economic hub for Chinese private and [Read More]

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Warlord Charles Taylor loses legal challenge – heading for British jail

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2013: The former Liberian president Charles Taylor, has today lost his appeal against a 50-year jail term, for war crimes at a special UN-backed tribunal in The Hague. Taylor will serve a year at a high security Belmarsh Prison in the UK, for every [Read More]

Economy & Business

Gender equality is smart economics – says new World Bank Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2013: “The ideal of equality before the law and equality of economic opportunity isn’t just wise social policy. It is smart economic policy,” says World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “When women and men participate in economic life on an equal footing, they can [Read More]


Gender equality in Sierra Leone is an economic imperative

Zainab Tunkara Clarkson The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2013 Women in Sierra Leone face all sorts of obstacles when it comes to setting up their own business. A combination of cultural prejudices and harsh economic realities join hands, in making life particularly difficult for our ladies. (Photo: Market women [Read More]

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Koroma’s new citizens: Is this his diaspora mobilisation strategy?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2013 A few days ago, president Koroma delivered what has been described by many of his admirers as a landmark speech. He spoke about the need to mobilise and harness the skills, expertise and entrepreneurialism of Africans in the diaspora to develop Africa. Landmark, [Read More]

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Liberia’s economy showing signs of a strong recovery

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2013 Last year, the people of Liberia gave their vote of confidence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to serve another term of office, despite a tense and volatile rapprochement with the opposition, which saw Sirleaf extending an olive branch to former rebel fighter – [Read More]

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Slower economic growth for Ghana and The Gambia

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2013 Whilst the recent surge in Sierra Leone’s iron ore production has given much needed boost to the country’s GDP, topping the sub-regional average of 4.5% by almost 11% in 2012, the region’s economic and political powerhouse – Ghana fared much worse. (Photo: President [Read More]

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“We must now harness the African Diaspora for African development” – says president Koroma

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September, 2013 Speculations are rife, regarding the real reasons behind president Koroma’s decision to cancel his planned visit to the United States this weekend. Official sources say that president Koroma suffered an ankle sprain whilst playing squash. But many doubting Thomas’s are now pouring cold water [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s GDP to grow by 13% in 2013 – says IMF

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2013 The latest report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published last Friday, says that Sierra Leone’s economy will grow by 13% in 2013, falling two percentage points from the 15% economic growth achieved in 2012. And with African Minerals Ltd., – Sierra Leone’s [Read More]