Politics

Rioting at Sierra Leone’s opposition APC office as party loses election petitions

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2019: A peaceful protest and demonstration organised by Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC party has today turned ugly, as violence erupted outside the party’s office in Freetown, where crowds of supporters had gathered in their red party colours to protest against what the party describes [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone parliament approves Alie Kabba for UN job

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2019: Yesterday, the Parliament of Sierra Leone debated and unanimously approved the recommendations of the Appointments and  Public Service Committee, which include president Bio’s appointment of Alie Kabba as the country’s representative at the United Nations in New York. The removal of Alie Kabba as [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone resumes oil exploration licensing

Lansana Fofanah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2019: In order to give a fair chance to all intending oil and gas exploration companies, the Government of Sierra Leone through the Petroleum Directorate has re-opened the Fourth Offshore Licensing Round for oil and gas exploration. The Fourth Licensing Round of oil [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone changes its laws to improve financial industry

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2019: Sierra Leone’s economic development has for far too long been held back by poor financial investment regulations, especially regarding the borrowing and lending of money for business growth or start-ups. But all that may be about to change, following yesterday’s passing into law by [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora must participate in the democratic process – says Yumkella

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 May 2019: Parliamentarians yesterday concluded their deliberations into the president’s State Opening of Parliament address delivered several weeks ago. The Leader of the NGC party, Alhaji Dr. Kandeh Yumkella MP, commended President Bio for the detailed speech he delivered to Parliament, which he said took “four [Read More]

Politics

Corrupt tax officials ordered to repay over Le300 million by the ACC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 May 2019: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), says it has entered into a repayment settlement agreement with three former officials of the country’s revenue and tax collection agency – the National Revenue Authority (NRA). The three NRA officials – Sama Sesay, Abdul Mohamed Kargbo and Joseph [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ignite Power to provide solar electricity for over 2 million people in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2019: Ignite Power, the leading solar-energy provider and financier in Africa, is gearing up operations in Sierra Leone. The company is aiming to supply solar home systems to more than 2 million people living in the rural areas of the country. When completed, the project [Read More]

Economy & Business

Njala University in Sierra Leone leads the way in preparing students for 21st Century jobs

DSTI Media: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2019: Njala University is taking a new approach to learning with a focus on technology and innovation in Sierra Leone. Leaders at the university say that if graduates do not have the skills to match emerging job market opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, [Read More]