Economy & Business

China ramps up support for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 August 2019: China is sending almost 7,000 tons of food aid to Sierra Leone to help cushion the effects of the growing hardship facing millions of Sierra Leoneans, as the government struggles to manage the economic downturn. Millions of people, especially children are at risk of [Read More]

Politics

Sam Sumana breaks silence on APC – C4C relationship

John B. Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2019: Chief Samuel Sam-Sumana was Sierra Leone’s Vice President from September 17, 2007 to March 17, 2015.  He was in 2015, expelled from the All People’s Congress, after he was accused of trying to form a breakaway party, among other charges, all [Read More]

Economy & Business

The economy is not stupid – it’s our politics that’s gone mad

Concerned citizen: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 August 2019: It is a fact that Sierra Leone’s economy is taking a nose dive. Whether it is the cost of goods, rising inflation or stagnated wages, a lot of people measure the performance of the economy against the Leone versus US Dollar exchange [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone needs drastic structural reforms to turn economy around

Prince Jacob Macauley: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 August 2019: People of Sierra Leone have come to realize that we cannot keep on doing the same thing and hope to get different result. The economic policies that have been followed are not helping; and we have an ongoing economic crisis as [Read More]

Politics

Freetown floods disaster again – Now what?

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 August 2019: The inhabitants of Freetown have sinned. They have sinned against the trees, the land, the rivers and streams. They have sinned against the environment, they have sinned against mother nature herself. We all know the ultimate wages of sin, death. Last Friday’s [Read More]

Politics

Fixing Sierra Leone’s economic woes – Who wants to be a finance minister?

Abdulai Mansaray: 9 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s Finance Minister, Mr Jacob Jusu Saffa (JJ Blood) is facing the spotlight, for what some people see as his failure to revive an ailing economy. Others have gone as far as saying that he is now fighting for his political or ministerial life. [Read More]

Politics

What newspapers in Siera Leone say today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 August 2019: Today’s news headlines in Sierra Leone’s newspapers concentrate on a wide variety of issues, ranging from the economy to the government’s response to the environmental crisis and humanitarian disaster now facing the country after heavy rainfall and reckless deforestation to make way for housing [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s finance minister fights for his job amid serious economic malaise

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance – Jacob Jusu Saffa is today fighting to keep his job, as pressure mounts on president Julius Maada Bio to transfer him to another ministerial role, following increasing calls for his sacking. Saffa is accused of incompetence and failing [Read More]