Economy & Business

Former APC deputy minister of works convicted of corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 April 2019: The High Court of Sierra Leone, sitting in Freetown, yesterday Wednesday 24th April 2019, found Mr. Abdul Barrie – a former Deputy Minister of Works, Housing and Infrastructure in the Koroma led APC government, guilty of corruption. Passing his judgement, the presiding Judge – [Read More]

Economy & Business

SALPACT African Excellence Awards 2019 – Gipu Felix George and others recognised

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 April 2019: Over one hundred guests from across the UK, including the Sierra Leone High Commissioner to the UK – Mr Tamba Lamina and his wife – Salma Lamina, attended the launching of the Annual Fundraising Dinner and African Excellence Awards organised by the Trustees of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bringing economic sanity back to Sierra Leone – Taxation to production

Jenkins Sulaiman: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 April 2019: President Julius Maada Bio has just marked a year at the helm of state in Sierra Leone, amid challenging economic conditions.  Impressively, the president and his team have been able to keep the ship of state afloat by relying mainly on tax [Read More]

Dele Awoonor-Gordon

The poor deserve a life too – as dead men don’t read

Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2019: President Bio’s legendry determination to mount the seat of Sierra Leone’s leadership is well known and the performance of his administration and his utterances since assuming power, answer a question I asked years back about whether there was something he had [Read More]


Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Czar takes pay-no-bribe reports to ministries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commissioner last Thursday, 18th April 2019, met with several Deputy Ministers to discuss feedback and reports posted by citizens on the Pay No Bribe (PNB) campaign reporting platform about their respective ministries. The PNB reporting platform gives citizens the opportunity to [Read More]


Sierra Leone now has a Special Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2019: The Chief Justice of Sierra Leone – Desmond Babatunde Edwards has established a Special Division of the High Court to expeditiously deal with those charged to court by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Sierra Leone’s judiciary is notorious for delaying cases at a heavy cost to the [Read More]

Economy & Business

New diamond mining strategy could benefit mining communities in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 April 2019: A group of 29 international diamantaires and jewellers, headed by Martin Rapaport – Chairman of the Rapaport Group, were in Sierra Leone a few weeks ago on a trade visit. They held discussions with the Bio led government about a new strategy that could [Read More]

Economy & Business

Economic empowerment of women is good for all – countries make progress lifting endemic obstacles

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 April 2019: Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. Her career is a triumph of patience and perseverance, she tells Africa Renewal with a smile and a wink. Ms. Haidara, currently the Special Adviser to Mali’s Minister of [Read More]