Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s Integrated GIS portal wins $773,000 Gates Foundation grant

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2019: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $773,476 grant to Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI), to continue the development of a national Integrated GIS Portal that will collect and model data to inform real-time government and development partners’ [Read More]


Those who fight against corruption should be clean themselves

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2019:. The recent corruption scandal involving Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister Professor David Francis and journalist Sallieu Tejan Jalloh remains leeringly unresolved in the background. President Maada Bio has made the fight against corruption a major signature of his government. There is no need [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone to host regional conference on renewable energy and clean cooking

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 November 2019: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Energy – Alhaji Kanja Sesay, and Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella – Member of Parliament representing Constituency 062 – who is also the Founder and Chairman of The Energy Nexus Network (TENN), have announced that Sierra Leone will host the first [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s tourism potential boosted by an international documentary film

Mohamed Faray Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 November 2019: It is not often that documentary films about destinations are done. So when one is done with professionalism, it needs to be shown to the whole world not least the travel industry. It was a sight-to-behold at the Vue Cinema in [Read More]

Education and Health

The learning crisis requires a new approach

David Malpass, World Bank Group President: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2019: For most children, turning 10 is an exciting moment. They’re learning more about the world and expanding their horizons. But too many children – more than half of all 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries, cannot read and [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

As it was in 2007 so it is in 2019 – APC at it again

Puawui – Dr Sama Banya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2019: Social media is currently agog with different opinions culminating from a communication addressed to the Chief Minister Prof. David Francis, on whether or not a bribe of $1.5 million was paid into his account by a mining company that [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s economy set to grow in 2019 to 5.1 percent from 3.5 percent – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2019: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Karen Ongley, on Wednesday completed its 2019 Article IV consultation with the authorities in Sierra Leone; as well as its second review of its financing arrangement with the government, under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), which [Read More]


Experts gather in Africa to speed up development of vaccines to prevent bacterial infections

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2019: A global network of scientists led by the University of Birmingham who are working together to accelerate the development of vaccines against bacterial infections in low and middle income countries (LMICs), are to stage an annual network meeting in Africa. More than 20 per [Read More]


Commonwealth young champion named among TIME Magazine 100 leaders of tomorrow

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2019: Time magazine has named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi among its 100 world rising stars who are shaping the future. Nigerian women’s rights activist Osowobi is one of 53 women on a list of 100 names Time has dubbed “the [Read More]