Politics

Political row at a Mosque in Freetown that could have sparked widespread violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 October 2019: Political temperature and popularity were tested by two leading politicians in Sierra Leone on Friday, but in the wrong place – a Mosque. This is just not any old Mosque, but one of the most politicised Mosques in the capital Freetown, if not the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Russia to help Sierra Leone and other African countries digitize their mining industry

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 October 2019: Russian companies are offering robots, unmanned trucks and solutions based on the Industrial Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence to African countries, to help improve productivity and boost export revenue. The offer was made by the Russians on Thursday at the Russia-Africa summit and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone has a conducive business climate – President Bio told Russian investors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 October 2019: Yesterday, Thursday, 24 October 2019, President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone addressed potential investors at the Russia-Africa Summit held in Sochi, where he assured business leaders that Sierra Leone is a perfectly conducive ecosystem and destination for credible business investments. The President said [Read More]

Economy & Business

Destruction of wildlife in Sierra Leone does not bode well for tourism and ecosystem – a special report

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2019: The Sierra Leone Government’s much hyped quest to promote tourism in the country has been dealt a major blow, after two leopards were killed by bushmeat hunting villagers in Kabala, Koinadugu District in Northern Sierra Leone. This is the first-time leopards have [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio seeks investments in Russia and UAE for key economic sectors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 October 2019: President Julius Maada Bio yesterday left Freetown for Russia and the United Arab Emirates, where he will meet investors and discuss the potential Sierra Leone offers for investment in key sectors of the country’s economy, such as farming, energy, tourism, mining and agro-processing. The [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth finance ministers urge progress on taxing digital commerce to tackle debt

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2019: The Commonwealth has today published a statement in which it says that its finance ministers have recognised the potential of technology to improve debt transparency, while urging closer collaboration to resolve tax challenges arising from growing digital commerce. According to the statement, revenues from [Read More]

Economy & Business

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to pick up amid fears of global slowdown – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 October 2019: Last week the International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched its Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa in Washington. The event was chaired by the IMF’s Director of African Department – Abebe Aemro Selassie, who spoke about the economic prospects of Sub-Saharan Africa, amid growing fears [Read More]

Politics

Open letter to the chairman and leader of the APC party – Ernest Bai Koroma

The NRM Group: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 October 2019: Dear Chairman and Leader, over the past few months, following the submission of the draft constitution to the APC Secretariat, the party leadership requested suggestions from the membership to  improve on the draft constitution. We had already stated our dissatisfaction about [Read More]