Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s road accident First Responder Coalition to save thousands of lives

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2019: Road accidents in Sierra Leone are taking the lives of thousands of people every year, because of the lack of an organised and well-resourced rapid emergency medical response. But this is about to change, with the formation of the ‘First Responder Coalition of Sierra [Read More]

Economy & Business

Change and growth – painful leaps we must take in the dark

Abdulai Mansaray: 4 July 2019: The Lungi Bridge has been a talking point for many Sierra Leoneans lately, and the amount of coverage has been well deserved. While some see it as the right step in the right direction for development, others consider it as a self-aggrandising monument or a [Read More]

Politics

One woman’s plea for justice in Sierra Leone – Is anyone listening?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 July 2019: Hariyatu Bangura is a young woman in Sierra Leone, fighting for justice, after her parliamentary seat won at the hotly contested general elections held in the country in March last year to represent her local constituency 116, was unconstitutionally taken away from her, and [Read More]

Economy & Business

West Africa gets a new currency – it’s called the ECO

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 July 2019: Starting next January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called the ECO. The new single currency was adopted by the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government last Saturday, in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, after decades of [Read More]

Economy & Business

IFC invests $60 million in Sierra Rutile Limited

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 July 2019: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has today announced a $60 million investment in Iluka Resources’ Sierra Rutile Limited to partner with the resources company, as it expands its operations in Sierra Leone, where it is the largest tax payer, private employer, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Fuel price rises above inflation in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 July 2019: Yesterday’s decision by fuel companies in Sierra Leone to increase the pump price of petrol by more than 21%, has sparked fears of further rise in inflation which currently stands at about 17%. The price of petrol has gone up from Seven Thousand Leones [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone punching above its weight at ECOWAS

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 July 2019: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio last Saturday, called on fellow heads of state from the West African region to take strong measures to tackle corruption in the region’s representative body – ECOWAS. Since coming to power over a year ago, president Bio has [Read More]