Economy & Business

Sierra Leone trade and investment conference kicks off in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2019: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio will open the UK-Sierra Leone Trade and Investment Conference taking place in London tomorrow, Thursday 6th June 2019. The conference will provide a platform for the Government of Sierra Leone to showcase the Trade and Investment Opportunities in [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone may soon get $500 million Millennium Challenge Compact for water access

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2019: Technical experts are assessing Guma Valley Dam’s infrastructure that could help the country’s business case for a $500 million Millennium Challenge Compact investment, which could boost access to reliable, clean, safe drinking water in the capital Freetown. Last Friday, 31st May 2019, Guma Valley [Read More]

Economy & Business

State-of-the-art debt management tech to be launched at Commonwealth Forum

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2019: A new state-of-art Commonwealth debt management system will help countries to proactively manage their public debt portfolio, according to Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. Meridian, a new web-based resource, is designed to help countries effectively manage their public debt, and will be launched on Thursday (June [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth Secretary-General outlines robust framework to stamp out corruption

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 June 2019: The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth – Patricia Scotland, has outlined a framework to help member countries investigate and prosecute corruption offences, which are costing the global economy around $2 trillion a year. The Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks framework is currently being developed by the Secretariat [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s Inter-Religious Council must intervene to end political tension in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 June 2019: Sierra Leone’s Inter-Religious Council must intervene to find solutions that will end the ongoing political tension and impasse among political parties in Sierra Leone, especially between the ruling SLPP and the main opposition APC. Last Friday’s violence at the offices of the APC is [Read More]

Politics

“We condemn SLPP unconstitutionality and brutality” – says opposition APC

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 June 2019: Sierra Leone’s opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party has broken silence, after violence broke out between its supporters and police at its head office in Freetown last Friday, leaving several people seriously injured and dozens arrested. In a statement published today, the party said: [Read More]

Politics

Dr Kandeh Yumkella on peace mission to end injustice and political violence in Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 June 2019: Political dialogue is in short supply in Sierra Leone right now, following last Friday’s violence at the country’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party offices, where police used lethal force to stop the dangerous escalation of violence. Several APC supporters and their party [Read More]