Economy & Business

Ghana leads the way at the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: The President of the Republic of Ghana – Nana Akufo-Addo is leading a ministerial delegation of several Cabinet Ministers and key officials at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London today, 20 January 2020. The Summit, hosted by the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Central African countries discuss regional integration through better roads and transport networks

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: The general secretariat of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the governments of the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Chad are organizing a round table in Brazzaville (Congo) on 19 [Read More]

Education and Health

New public-private collaboration to improve healthcare for 1.7 million people in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: A group of top global healthcare companies – Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, GSK, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have joined forces with Last Mile Health and Living Goods to increase access to community-based primary healthcare for nearly 1.7 million people [Read More]

Economy & Business

Equatorial Guinea speeds up year of investment drive with Nigerian investors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: In line with its commitment to attract regional capital investment into the country, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea – Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, met with high-level Nigerian investors, bankers and financiers to discuss opportunities offered by the country’s Year of Investment [Read More]

Economy & Business

South Sudan to complete electricity grid by March 2020

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: South Sudan’s ministry of energy and dams is currently working on the rollout of public/private partnerships to bring power to regional cities after success of its Juba grid project. $289 million has been invested in a power plant run by Ezra Power that will [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s ACFA former president will spend tonight in police cell

Mahmud Tim Kargbo: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19th January 2020: Reliable sources from the Ross Road Police station in Freetown, has confirmed to me that the former President of the Association of Clearing and Forwarding SL (ACFA) – Mr. Abdul Akim Bangura (Photo above – seen in the middle – wearing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government puts up prices of fuel as subsidy is reduced

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2020: Yesterday the government of Sierra Leone issued a joint statement with fuel suppliers in the country announcing an increase in the prices of petrol, kerosene, diesel and other fuel oil. The increase ranges from Le8,500 to Le9,000 for petrol, diesel, and kerosene. But the [Read More]

Economy & Business

New Electronic Expenditure Management System for Sierra Leone government ministries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2020: Government ministries and departments will soon have a new national integrated IT system that links all government ministries and departments with the ministry of finance, to help the government achieve efficiency, effectiveness and economy in spending. This new system should also help reduce corruption. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Uganda to boost its digital economy through Open Application Programming Interface

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2020: Today the vast majority of the data transfer and sharing technology applications used in Uganda are still private, and the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are only available to third parties at exorbitant costs While about 18 million Ugandans are now able to access services [Read More]