Economy & Business

How to develop Sierra Leone – the Cape Verde way

Murray Sandy: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 October 2019: In 1991, the United Nations decided to upgrade Cape Verde from a Least Developed Country (LCD) to the enviable designation of Middle Income Country (MIC) status. (Photo: Cape Verde). Cape Verde is a former Portuguese colonized island nation, located off the coast [Read More]

Economy & Business

Getting Sierra Leone out of poverty – some food for thought

Sahr Nouwah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 October 2019: While I will accept that Sierra Leone is poor and our people are suffering, I will also want to present some food for thoughts. Agreeing that investors are leaving and we are at a point where our economy seems to be struggling [Read More]

Economy & Business

Poverty in Sierra Leone – but who serves the beer?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2019: Who serves the beer? I recall while at Sierra Rutile, a complicated friend of mine was in a group being taught about writing job descriptions. The instructor started off with simple questions like, what does a driver do? what is the main [Read More]

Politics

Delusion of “greatness” – the greatest threat to world peace

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2019: There can be no greater threat to world peace today, than the delusion of one’s greatness. As the world sits on the precipice of the collapse of the world order, thanks to the delusion of self perception from two of the world’s [Read More]

Politics

Calls for government of Sierra Leone to honour African Charter on Rights of Older Persons

LEGAL LINK: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 October 2019: Christian Lawyers Centre, also known as LEGAL LINK celebrates this year’s international day of older persons by calling on the government of Sierra Leone to sign, ratify and domesticate the Protocol for older persons in Africa. It could be recalled that on [Read More]

Education and Health

Sierra Leone’s broken education system – ten ways to fix it

Dr. Alfred Mbeteh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 October 2019: Education for many especially in developing countries , is a clear route out of the acute poverty they find themselves. It has been a great tool for developing the intellectual capabilities of citizens and countries alike. However, there has been a [Read More]

Politics

Government of Sierra Leone pays end of service benefits to former diplomatic staff

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2019: The government of Sierra Leone has ended the long-drawn row with many of the country’s former diplomatic staff, including information attaches who served in the country’s embassies and high commissions overseas, over the non-payment of their end of service benefits. A spokesman for the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone makes its presence felt at Commonwealth ICT Forum 2019

Abdul Malik Bangura: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 October 2019: Sidie Mohamed Tunis, the Leader of Government Business in the Sierra Leone House of Parliament, last Monday 30th September 2019, spoke at the Commonwealth ICT and Telecommunications Forum 2019, which is taking place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The forum is precursor to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government looks for solutions to the country’s electricity problems

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 October 2019: The government of Sierra Leone with the support of the World Bank, is convening a two-day energy roundtable, bringing together key institutions in the energy sector and development partners, a statement published yesterday by the World Bank reveals. The roundtable will discuss and assess [Read More]