Politics

APC presidential candidate Samura Kamara to appear at Commission of Inquiry

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 June 2019: 2018 Presidential Candidate for the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party – Dr Samura Kamara, has been summoned to give evidence in the inquiry into the sale of government’s shares in the Sierra Rutile Company Ltd., which is alleged to have been sold by [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s former minister of youth affairs – Bai Mahmoud agrees to repay stolen funds

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2019: Tonight, questions are being asked as to how the former youth affairs minister in the Koroma-led APC government – Mr. Bai Mahmoud Bangura, can continue to serve in the APC party as Chairman of its National Youth League, following today’s announcement by the country’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

China to construct two major water dams in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone’s minister of water resources – Dr Jonathan Bonopha Tengbe, has confirmed to the Sierra Leone Telegraph that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chinese engineering firm – China Gezhouba Group Company Limited (CGGC) to carry out the Orugu [Read More]

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]