Politics

Sierra Leone’s PPRC meets political leaders to discuss growing tension and violence

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 February 2020: Following the recent spate of violence in Freetown among supporters of Sierra Leone’s two main political parties – the SLPP and APC, the body responsible for regulating the activities of political parties in the country – the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), yesterday held [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio appeals for trustworthy and patient investors to come to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 February 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone has today said that while the country is now open to specific partnerships that would support the integration of mining-related training and harness mining-specific technology to create innovation hubs that would guarantee the country’s strategic education [Read More]

Politics

Corruption and peace – a tale of two contrasting results

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 February 2020: Two recent contrasting results leave one in no doubt as to whether any time we take a step forward as a nation, we don’t instinctively take another backwards. We have recently had two widely contrasting results in global performance indices. First the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s mining sector poised to create 16,000 Jobs – says minerals agency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 February 2020: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources – Foday Rado Yokie, told reporters last week that reviewing the government’s agreements with mining companies and the Mines and Minerals Act of 2009, is aimed at ensuring that the people of Sierra Leone benefit from [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone needs a thriving and growing private sector – but there are challenges

Sam D Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 February 2020: It is not wrong, per se, to run a country as a business because the aim of any business is to maximize profits; but it is yet that same aim which set high expectations amongst Sierra Leoneans of a possibility to [Read More]

Politics

Opposition APC propaganda is driving away prospective investors from Sierra Leone

PUAWUI Dr Sama Banya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 February 2020: From a Bank surplus and debit free environment, the economy began to tumble soon after the Ebola crisis and a decreased demand for iron ore. Sierra Leone’s economy which had been rated as one of the fastest growing in Africa [Read More]

Politics

Improving urban WASH service delivery in West Africa requires institutional strengthening

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 February 2020: Providing support to city governments in West Africa to improve and expand water and sanitation services to meet critical needs Urbanization in West Africa is challenging municipalities’ ability to deliver consistent and quality water and sanitation services as well as make improvements toward the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Revealed – what’s fuelling the rapid growth of hotels in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 February 2020: Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. Over the last four rolling quarters, as of September 2019, Accor, Hilton, Marriott [Read More]

Politics

President Bio departs Freetown on a ten-day business trip abroad

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio has departed Sierra Leone today for South Africa to attend the ‘Investing in African Mining Indaba 2020’, billed as the largest of such conferences in Africa. According to State House Media and Communications Unit report, President Bio will be [Read More]