News in Perspective

IMF approves US34 million for Sierra Leone – the bubble has burst

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 July 2016 “Growth is expected to recover moderately in 2016, with average inflation edging up slightly, driven mainly by further exchange rate depreciation. However, budget implementation is expected to be even more challenging than in 2015, given the expected decline in budget support and constrained domestic [Read More]


Sierra Leone presidential aspirant Yumkella meets US lawmakers

N’Karimu Kamara Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 July 2016 Sierra Leone’s presidential hopeful, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella has in the last week travelled to Europe and the United States, where he met with the Republican Senator of Arkansas – John Boozman and his staff. They discussed various issues, including the economic and political [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s deputy high commissioner to Nigeria kidnapped for a $40 million ransom

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 July 2016   The government of Sierra Leone has this afternoon confirmed the report of the kidnapping of the former head of Sierra Leone’s military, who is currently serving in Nigeria as the country’s Deputy High Commissioner. Nigerian police have told reporters that he was kidnapped [Read More]