Economy & Business

Sierra Leone jumps 10 places up in the 2019 global corruption ranking

Patrick Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2020: Sierra Leone has progressed ten places upwards in Transparency International’s Global Corruption Ranking, moving from 129 in 2018, to 119 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI). (Photo above: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government failed to woo investors at UK – Africa investment summit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2020: The UK – Africa Investment Summit is over, the leaders have returned home; and the focus now is on world leaders meeting in Davos at the World Economic Forum. But the dust is yet to settle in London, as African countries begin to count [Read More]

Politics

I am not afraid of the COI White Paper – says Dr Samura Kamara

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2020: The 2018 presidential flagbearer of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Dr Samura Kamara, has told Awoko that his 30 plus years in government can speak for itself. Speaking from his Wellington Street office in Freetown, the presidential aspirant  said he has worked under several [Read More]

Economy & Business

Head of African Development Bank – Adesina speaks at the UK-Africa Investment Summit

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2020: Good morning everyone! It’s a pleasure to join you at this special side event organized as part of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me congratulate the organizers, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa [Read More]

Economy & Business

My government will diversify Sierra Leone’s economy – says president Bio at London Summit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday, assured investors at the UK-Africa Summit in London that his government is determined to diversify Sierra Leone’s economy, and guarantee a business-friendly ecosystem with a win-win outcome for potential investors. Sierra Leone is highly dependent on mineral exports, [Read More]

Economy & Business

African tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: The United Kingdom’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport has launched a scheme to develop next generation African business start-ups. Application process is underway as government ministers and business leaders attend the first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London. Africa has a fast-growing [Read More]

Economy & Business

British Prime Minister hosts first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is calling for the UK to be the ‘investment partner of choice’ for African countries, The UK-Africa Investment Summit in London is expected to generate new opportunities in Africa for businesses across the UK. The UK he said has unique [Read More]

Politics

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex visiting Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex will visit Sierra Leone from Wednesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd January 2020. The Countess will undertake a programme of engagements in Freetown, focusing on addressing sexual and gender based violence, supporting survivors, and championing women’s role in [Read More]

Politics

Female paramount chief in Sierra Leone subjected to horrific gender based attack

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: President Bio’s fight against gender-based violence has taken a big knock, following reports of the paramount chief of Bonthe – Madam Melrose Foster Gberie, subjected to horrific gender based violence at her home in Bonthe which is the homeland of president Julius Maada Bio,. [Read More]