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Sierra Leone’s first integrated smartphone app has arrived 

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2014 Songhai Technologies Inc, a tech start-up company based in Texas USA, last week released Sierra Leone’s first comprehensive smartphone App to serve Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad. The App, unlike other types of locality apps that are mostly one dimensional in nature, [Read More]

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Cash for votes at constitutional change referendum?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 April 2014 Speculations are growing in and out of Sierra Leone, regarding the $7 million (Le31.5 billion) funding that was approved last week by the World Bank, “to help the Koroma government tackle growing levels of poverty in the country”. Critics say that the true [Read More]

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Seychelles 2014 – the spectacular carnival of carnivals

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 April 2014 In just under a week, the spectacular opening ceremony of the annual carnival of colours and culture, described by the world’s media as the carnival of carnivals, will be launched next Friday, 25th April 2014, in the island’s capital – Victoria. This year’s [Read More]

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Africa’s financial sector offers great opportunity – says DHL

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 April 2014 DHL – the global market leader in the logistics industry, announces today that retail banking in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 15% over the next five years. The company says that they are witnessing robust [Read More]


Africa – the future is bright with Orange

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 April 2014 When global mobile phone giant – orange, told the world a few years ago in their advertising slogan – “the future is bright with Orange”, few in Africa would have thought the company was thinking about Africa. Today, Orange celebrates its 10 millionth [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

‘The Vicar of Bray – the Imam of Baghdad’

Dr. Sama Banya – Puawui The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2014 I made several gallant efforts in my school days to join the Bo School choir. There were three remarkable choirmasters during my time, who were remarkable music tutors, because they all had a common handicap. And that was, [Read More]

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Africa’s growth to reach 5.2 % in 2014

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2014 Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to rise from 4.7 percent in 2013 to 5.2 percent forecast for 2014. This performance is boosted by rising investment in natural resources and infrastructure, and strong household spending, according to the World Bank’s new Africa’s [Read More]