Editorial

Spotlight on Sierra Leone women in governance – Kumba Alice Momoh

John Baimba Sesay The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2014 Promoting women and gender related issues has been a core value of president Koroma’s government. This can be seen in the appointment of women into positions of national trust, thus making them an integral part in the day to day administration of the [Read More]

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IBM helping to provide improved access to life saving drugs in Africa

 The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2014 IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s Medical Stores Limited (MSL) will [Read More]

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Africa’s poor weather conditions becoming more unpredictable and costly

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2014   Last weekend’s torrential rain and heavy winds, which struck Sierra Leone’s capital – Freetown, has been described by many as unprecedented for this time of the year, with what should have been the total rainfall normally expected in May, falling in one [Read More]

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‘Should foreign aid be slashed once oil revenue starts to flow?’

The sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 May 2014 Growing numbers of large oil discoveries in low-income countries could reduce the need for foreign aid. Foreign aid has long been a sizable source of funding for developing economies. In 2012, major donors disbursed $127 billion, two-thirds of it to low-income countries in [Read More]

Editorial

“Koroma’s performance and democratic credentials are outstanding”

John Baimba Sesay The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 May 2014 Removed from governance some seven years ago, it is just normal to image how the opposition may be trying to negatively portray the workings and successes of the Government in the most untruthful manner. For them, since President Koroma and [Read More]

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Maada Bio Calls for SLPP party dialogue and cessation of hostilities

Yusuf Keketoma Sandi The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 May 2014 Julius Maada Bio has called on all SLPP party members to open up dialogue within the party, in the interest of peace and unity. He made this appeal during a radio interview on the popular good governance programme – ‘Monologue’, [Read More]

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India’s energy equipment suppliers looking for business in West Africa

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 May 2014 This year’s West African Mining and Power Expo (WAMPEX) will feature a packed Indian Pavilion, with over twenty-five highly innovative companies, set to arrive in Ghana from the Asian powerhouse. The West African Mining and Power Exhibition (WAMPEX) and Conference 2014 is an [Read More]

Editorial

Without energy – our industrialization agenda is in jeopardy – says Yumkella

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 May 2014 One of the hottest contenders for the presidency in Sierra Leone at the 2017 elections, is Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, who is currently serving as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Chief Executive for the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. Kandeh’s job [Read More]