Education and Health

Nurturing the next generation of sustainability champions and farmers in Sierra Leone

Alfred Fornah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Over sixty excited pupils and teachers from 10 education institutions and schools across the Western Rural District of Freetown, Sierra Leone, attended last Saturday’s launch of an innovative school’s environmental management and reforestation project at the Freetown Teacher’s College. The project has [Read More]

Politics

President Bio to sign performance contracts with his ministers

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 January 2019: Just weeks after naming his cabinet – June 2018, president Bio convened an away day retreat involving his ministers, top civil servants and heads of parastatals, to discuss his mission and plan ahead for the delivery of his government’s New Direction agenda. The aim [Read More]

Economy & Business

IFC and West African Stock Exchange partner to strengthen corporate governance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and West Africa Regional Stock Exchange, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières, today signed an agreement to cooperate toward improving corporate governance practices of listed companies. Under the agreement, IFC will help BRVM design, develop, draft and [Read More]

Politics

President Bio speaks at launch of his free teaching and learning materials for schools

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: Yesterday, 9th January 2019, president Julius Maada Bio launched his government’s Free Quality School Education (FQSE) Programme Teaching and Learning Materials and Core Textbooks initiative. Addressing, pupils, parents and teachers across the country, this is what he said: The Honourable Vice President, the First [Read More]

Education and Health

$26 million textbooks and learning materials unveiled for schools in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: President Julius Maada Bio has unveiled textbooks, teaching and learning materials worth Le 221 billion ($26.2 million) which are  being provided, through a partnership between UKAid and the Government of Sierra Leone, in support of the government’s Free Quality Education Programme for public and [Read More]

Education and Health

You’re probably brushing your teeth wrong – here are four tips for better dental health

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: You may think you know everything about keeping your teeth healthy, but what you don’t know might surprise you. This is what Clement Seeballuck and professor Nicola Innes – both at the University of Dundee in Scotland, found: We all know the advice for [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why improving access to surgery in childbirth makes economic sense

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: If women don’t have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula, says Isabella Epiu, writing in theconversation.com, after conducting a research study on the cost-effectiveness of obstetric fistula repair in the East African region. This is her report: [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why Africa’s women entrepreneurs struggle to grow – and how to help

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: Entrepreneurship provides many women in Africa with an opportunity to earn an income and establish themselves in business. But they tend to start from a lower base than their male counterparts, with less start-up and investment capital, and little or no collateral security. Writing [Read More]

Politics

How foreign backing is keeping Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in power

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has stood firm against weeks of street protests over inflation and rampant corruption. Although the Sudanese have a long history of overthrowing unpopular regimes, writing in theconversation.com Martin Plaut explains why the prospects of a repeat are narrow this time [Read More]