Politics

Four of those deported from USA to Sierra Leone have so far died

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2020: The National Coordinator  of the Network of Ex-Asylum Seekers – Mr Abdulai Daramy, today urged the government of Sierra Leone to resist the arbitrary deportation of ex-asylum seekers and refugees from the United States of America (USA) and some European countries to Sierra Leone. [Read More]

Economy & Business

PFM Consortium publishes Sierra Leone Taxation Perception Survey Report

Abu Bakarr Tarawally: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 February 2020: The 2019 Taxation Perception Survey (TPS) Report was launched in Freetown today. It is the product of a research undertaken by the Public Financial Management (PFM) consortium, led by Christian Aid Sierra Leone, and four other partners including the Budget Advocacy [Read More]

Economy & Business

African Development Bank calls for stronger fertilizer value chains in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2020: Last Friday, the African Development Bank called on development finance institutions, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, and the private sector to develop more effective financing solutions for Africa’s fertilizer value chains. The Bank’s call to action came during the Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference held on 19 [Read More]

Politics

President Bio encourages USL graduands to become enterprising pioneers of home-grown innovation

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio, who is also the Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone (USL), yesterday urged thousands of young graduands of the university to become the entrepreneurs who will pioneer innovative local solutions that meet the needs of Sierra Leone and [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s National Grand Coalition leads other parties in the democratisation process

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2020: Yesterday, 22nd February 2020, marked a major milestone in the very short history of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party, as well as in the history of Sierra Leone’s chequered political landscape. The NGC party leadership, launched the final phase of their constitutional consultations [Read More]

Politics

President Bio must take concrete steps to change business as usual – says governance reform group

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 February 2020: Sierra Leone’s Institute of Governance Reform (IGR), has critically reviewed President Bio’s declaration of “2020 as a year of delivery” for his government, after telling his ministers a few weeks ago at a weekend retreat that they have fallen far short of achieving the [Read More]

Politics

President Bio renews wedding vows today as economy goes belly up

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 February 2020: Today president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone takes his wife – Mrs. Fatima Bio to the altar at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Regent , where they will renew their matrimonial vows which they first took in London in 2013 at a low-key [Read More]

Politics

Caribbeans illegally deported to Sierra Leone at risk of death on the streets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2020: Fears are growing for the survival in Freetown of two black men – believed to be of Caribbean origin, who were deported to Sierra Leone by the US government in cohort with the government of Sierra Leone, now in destitution and without food. They [Read More]

Economy & Business

$100 million fund to boost Africa’s female fund managers – supporting female entrepreneurs

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 February 2020: African leaders are planning to put women front and centre of efforts to drive the continent’s economic growth, through a game-changing $100 million fund that will invest in women fund managers and also provide technical assistance. The launch of the African Women Leadership Fund [Read More]