Economy & Business

Guinea’s growth momentum continues and medium-term outlook is favourable – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 December 2018: Yesterday, 21st December 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed its second review of Guinea’s economic performance, under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Completion of this review enables the immediate disbursement of about US$23.9 million, bringing total disbursements under [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone parliament approves new Chief Justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 December 2018: Yesterday, Friday 21st December 2018, the parliament of Sierra Leone approved Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards as the country’s new Chief Justice, after the abrupt, though expected resignation of Justice Hamid Charm. A unanimous vote of confidence and approval was given by MPs, after a debate [Read More]

Politics

Forty-three percent of Sierra Leoneans say corruption is rising compared to 70% in 2015

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 December 2018: President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone and the Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis Ben Kaifala will no doubt take a lot of comfort from the findings of the latest Afro Barometer round 7 corruption perception index report, published this week in Freetown by the [Read More]

Politics

president Bio’s Christmas dinner with 800 disadvantaged children

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2018: Yesterday, 20th December 2018, president Julius Maada Bio had Christmas dinner at State House with 800 disadvantaged kids from various communities across the capital Freetown. The president said he was pleased to have so many children from disadvantaged backgrounds celebrating Christmas with him. Children [Read More]

Economy & Business

Former NASSIT director-general and the board chairman indicted for corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 December 2018: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), announced Wednesday 19th December 2018, that it has indicted Mr. Joseph Sedu Mans who is the former Director-General of the country’s National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) for various corruption offences. Also indicted along with  Joseph Sedu Mans [Read More]

Politics

President Bio appoints Justice Desmond Babatunde Edwards as new Chief Justice

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2018: President Julius Maada Bio has without delay today accepted the resignation of the country’s Chief Justice – Justice Abdulai Hamid Charm, after tendering his letter of resignation yesterday, 18th December 2018. As reported earlier today, the Sierra Leone Telegraph put forward a strong possibility [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Economy Review – President Bio has taken corrective measures – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 December 2018: The IMF yesterday published the full report of a review of Sierra Leone’s economy, as part of the government’s request for an extended credit finance, which was approved by the IMF Board last month. Summarising its Sierra Leone Economy Review Report, this is what [Read More]