Politics

President Bio must shake up state enterprises to curb spending

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14th November 2018: The Chairman of the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP) – Umaru Napoleon Koroma, who is also the General Secretary of the ruling SLPP party, yesterday  presented the NCP 2017 Report to president Julius Maada Bio in State House Freetown. Presenting his 33 page report, [Read More]

Politics

Should the High Court struck off petition case against APC MPs?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: It is now seven months since the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) filed High Court injunction writs against a group of opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) elected members of parliament, for alleged electoral malpractices claimed to have been committed at the March 2018 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ghana implements the IMF’s enhanced general data dissemination system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The e-GDDS was established by the IMF in 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help [Read More]

Politics

A call for compassion in Cameroon – an open letter to First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya

Lilian Ayuk-Tabe: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Dear First Lady Mrs. Chantal Biya of Cameroon, I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ecobank partners with IFRC to strengthen local communities in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCs) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result [Read More]

Education and Health

World Pneumonia Day – Pneumonia kills 16% of children under 5 years old

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. 25 Civil Society Organizations from [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa’s investment climate strengthens as growth revives

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Africa’s investment environment for both businesses and financial investors is now reviving, with a continuing and steady improvement in the trade-off between risk and reward, as growth on the continent rebounds, says a new report by specialist risk consultancy – Control Risks. After several [Read More]

Economy & Business

Imperial helping develop next generation Sierra Leonean engineers

Stephen Johns: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: Imperial academics are working with partners in Sierra Leone to develop a generation of skilled engineers. Researchers are collaborating with the University of Sierra Leone and the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers to help expand and improve engineering courses in the country. The hope is that [Read More]