Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government must prioritise local business competitiveness

Memuna Forna & Eric James: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 September 2019: Building a genuinely competitive and efficient local business sector should be the government of Sierra Leone’s priority. here’s why: In a recent article, Africa was described as the ‘last bastion of anti-competitive business practices’. At the rate that Sierra [Read More]


South Africa’s Afrophobia: Colonial imprints, self-hate and the urgent need for black consciousness

Alhaji U. N’jai: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019: What is happening today in South Africa with attacks on fellow Africans will have Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Steve Biko, Mangaliso Sobukwe, and Chris Hani turning in their graves. At the height of the anti- apartheid struggle in South Africa, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bolloré Transport and Logistics spends one million dollars on human capital development

Abdul Malik Bagura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019:e Captain Fabjanko Kokan, Sierra Leone’s Country Manager of Bolloré Transport and Logistics, a renowned port handler in France with branches in more than 105 countries across the globe, has said that investing in human capital is the key to their success [Read More]

Economy & Business

Your Excellency – what about the Bo to Matotoka motorway?

PUAWUI  DR. SAMA BANYA: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019: Two almost adjacent villages in the Valunya chiefdom in the Bo District and Gbonkonlenken chiefdom Tonkolili district separate the Mende speaking South and the Temne speaking North respectively, along the Bo to Makeni motor road. I used the route quite [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2019: A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access USD 27 million of funding. The figure marks a milestone for the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and is more than 35 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone gets a new World Bank Country Director

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2019: Yesterday Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the newly appointed World Bank Country Director for Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana – Pierre Frank Laporte, who took up office in July this year, held a meeting with president Bio of Sierra Leone at State House in Freetown. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Job creation efforts are failing to yield significant results in Africa – says Dr Yumkella

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2019: African governments and their donors and partners are already committed to investing in skills-building and job creation. Given its implications for employment, development, and migration, there is a strong case for channelling a significant share of that investment toward Africa’s distributed [Read More]

Economy & Business

Poverty fell by 5.6 percent in Sierra Leone – says Integrated Household Survey Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2019: A new report on poverty in Sierra Leone which will be published on 1 October 2019 by Statistics Sierra Leone (Stats SL) shows a small decrease of 5.6% in poverty between 2011 and 2018. According to the findings of the 2018 Sierra Leone Integrated [Read More]

Economy & Business

Gates Foundation Report spotlights new data on Global inequality

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2019: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its third annual Goalkeepers Data Report, which features new data showing that while progress on health and development continues unabated, global inequality remains a major barrier to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). According [Read More]