Economy & Business

Idris Elba signs MOU with government of Sierra Leone to develop Bonthe Island

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2019: The Government of Sierra Leone and Sherbro Alliance Partners – a development company owned by film actor Idris Elba and Sierra Leonean entrepreneur – Siaka Stevens, have today 30th September 2019, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in New York, to [Read More]

Economy & Business

We need well-managed exchange rates, inflation and public debt to mobilise private capital – says president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2019: Last Thursday at the UN in New York, president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone spoke about the difficulties facing developing countries in trying to mobilise development finance. He was speaking at a fringe session of the UN General Assembly, where other speakers included [Read More]

Economy & Business

The question of food sufficiency in Sierra Leone – the rice problem

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2019: It seem far-fetched, but the British Agricultural Revolution, referring to the period of change from the traditional to modern farming systems in the UK that occurred between the mid-1600s and the late 1800s, could be a lynch pin for Sierra Leone’s very [Read More]

Politics

Dr. Sylvia Blyden to cross examine six State witnesses

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2019: The Bankole-Thompson Commission of Inquiry (COI) which is looking into claims by the State that four children were beaten up by thugs on the orders of former social welfare minister – Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, whilst she was in office, will continue sitting next [Read More]

Economy & Business

Turkish investors sign $275 million Sierra Leone rice farming deal

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2019: The government of Sierra Leone early this week, signed a $275M investment deal with the Turkish SALA Group, for the resumption of largescale Torma Bum rice farming, which is expected to create more than twenty thousand jobs in Sierra Leone. This will also help [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s solar company wins global award for social entrepreneurship

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2019: Only one company from Sierra Leone was chosen by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to receive the Schwab Foundation ‘Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award. Easy Solar, an energy start-up in Sierra Leone, was recognized as a leader of global social innovation for [Read More]

Politics

President Bio addresses 74th Session of the UN General Assembly

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2019: Yesterday, Thursday, 26th September 2019, in New York the president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio, delivered a wide ranging address at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he spoke about the progress Sierra Leone has made in its [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone has made huge democratic gains but more needs to be done – says vice president Jalloh

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2019: Yesterday, 26 September 2019, the government of Sierra Leone commemorated this year’s International Day of Democracy, under the theme: ‘Participation and Commitment for Democracy and Peace’. The event was organised by the Ministry of Political and Public Affairs. Delivering the keynote address, the vice [Read More]