Politics

NGC parliamentarians abstain from voting for Speaker of the House

Anthony Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 April 2018: Members of Parliament representing Kambia District under the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party have today taken the oath of office, becoming full-fledged representatives of the Sierra Leone House of Parliament. Hon. Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, NGC parliamentary caucus leader representing Constituency [Read More]

Politics

Disruption of the reopening of Parliament – a cause for concern

Author: Thomas Moore Conteh  (CAN): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2018: The Citizens Advocacy Network (hereinafter referred to as CAN) is greatly disturbed by the “opera of petitioning” that has punctuated our governance temperature; in the wake of urgent  expectations to press the progress button after a delayed and snail-like electioneering [Read More]

Politics

Growing calls for ministers in the Koroma government to face prosecution

Alan Luke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2018: The numbers are eye-watering – $2 billion of foreign debt, Le4.9 trillion of internal debt and Le160 billion in domestic banks overdrafts.  This was followed by the disappearance of about 4,000 government vehicles, which reads like the plot for the latest in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Yumkella takes local development in Sierra Leone to another level

Anthony Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 April 2018: In Sierra Leone, central government is responsible for the construction of highways and feeder roads to ensure the free movement of goods and services as well as citizens. This work is often managed by the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) or [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio of Sierra Leone seeks Qatari investments

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2018: After a week of successful Commonwealth Summit in London, president Julius Maada Bio arrived in Doha, Qatar yesterday, Saturday 21st April 2018, for a state visit on the invitation of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, says  Sierra Leone’s State [Read More]

Economy & Business

Gambian economy is recovering after sharp growth slowdown in 2016 – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2018: Lessons for Sierra Leone. Following The Gambia’s historical transition to a democratically elected government in January 2017, the new administration led by president Barrow, has had to contend with a dire economic situation with unsustainable debt, failing State-owned Enterprises, and crowding out of the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Brighter economic prospects for Anglo-West Africa including Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2018: The economic forecast for Anglophone West Africa is looking brighter, according to analysis by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published Anglophone West Africa section of its flagship financial website. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is at last moving out of recession, Ghana’s growth continues [Read More]