Economy & Business

Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2020: For the first time in a decade, investment expenditure rather than consumption, accounts for more than half of Africa’s GDP growth, according to the Africam Economic Outlook Report published today by the African Development Bank in Ivory Coast . The report calls for urgent [Read More]

Politics

Whats happening to Sierra Leone’s Tokpoi party?

Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2020: The 2018 elections victory that trumpeted Julius Maada Bio as president into State House, was largely seen by many in Sierra Leone as a beacon of hope for a post-APC governance. But after almost two years in office, some Sierra Leoneans [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s politicians must repeal criminal libel laws now – an Op ed

Kelvin Lewis: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2020: Since the Criminal Libel Law was imported from Ghana and passed into law in Sierra Leone in 1965, succeeding Governments and the Politicians have used it mainly against journalists. In the 1980’s the pattern was to arrest the journalist after Muslim prayers [Read More]

Politics

NGC’s Dr. Bright calls on president Bio to convene a national economic summit

Bashiru Vandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2020: Appearing on AYV Television yesterday, 28 January 2020, the chairman of Sierra Leone’s opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party – Dr Dennis Bright, spoke about the ideological differences between the NGC, the ruling Paopa SLPP and the APC, as he sets out [Read More]

Politics

HRCSL expresses grave concern over foreigners illegally deported to Sierra Leone by the US

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 January 2020: On Wednesday, 14th August, 2019, a group of sixteen people arrived at Lungi Airport in Freetown as deportees from the US. According to Sierra Leone Police spokesman, they were deported for alleged criminal and other immigration-related offences. The sixteen deportees who comprised of 15 [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government reacts to last Sunday’s rioting in Freetown

Sierra Lone Telegraph: 28 January 2020: Following last Sunday’s violent and destructive rioting by youths in the central business district of Freetown, where dozens of ruling party supporters were arrested by police, accusations and counter-accusations by the two main political parties – APC and SLPP continue. But this evening, the [Read More]

Politics

Unfortunately the president doesn’t know

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2020: Right thinking citizens of Sierra Leone appreciate the country’s Chief Minister when he recently acknowledged that for nearly two years now, Ministries, Departments and Agencies under his government  are yet to deliver the government’s agenda. Taking full responsibility for the poor [Read More]

Economy & Business

The Gambia on target to reduce malnutrition – says new report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2020: The economy of The Gambia is losing 3.96 billion Gambian Dalasi (US$83 million) a year – about 5.1 percent of the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP), due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study released in Banjul today. The [Read More]