Abdulai Mansaray

What is the price of hubris?

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 July 2021: Former President of Cote D’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo recently returned to the country, after the International Criminal Court acquitted him over charges of crimes against humanity. He was greeted by his supporters, who might mistakenly see it as a triumphant return, likened to [Read More]

Economy & Business

CEOs named for three Orange subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: Orange has appointed new CEOs for three of its subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East, in agreement with its local partners and during the Board of Directors meetings of its subsidiaries. Patrick Benon (currently CEO of Orange Botswana) has been appointed CEO of [Read More]

Economy & Business

IMF calls for strong policy efforts to help Sierra Leone’s recovery and safeguard economic stability

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has completed the third and fourth reviews of Sierra Leone’s performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF). Completion of these reviews it says has enabled the IMF to disburse SDR31.11 million [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s high debt burden could hamper economic growth – says African Development Bank

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: Figures published by the African Development Bank, show that Sierra Leone’s economy has been seriously hurt by the COVID–19 pandemic, with real GDP estimated to contract by 2.7% in 2020 after growing by 5.4% in 2019. The decline is attributable to weak external demand [Read More]

Economy & Business

United States signs $217 million agreement to build new electricity plant in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) says it has committed to provide $217 million in debt financing for a new 83-megawatt power plant to be established in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This is equivalent to the entire capacity of the Bumbuna Hydro-electricity Plant [Read More]

Politics

Anti-Corruption Commission charges two to court for selling fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 July 2021: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), has charged Gibrilla Kamara, a Western Area Urban DICOVERC Mobilization Officer and Michael Abdulai, also a Western Area Urban DICOVERC Mobilization Officer to court on  three counts of corruption offences involving; conspiracy to commit a corruption offence, contrary to [Read More]

Economy & Business

13th U.S-Africa Business Summit of Heads of State and Global Business Leaders kicks off today

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2021: The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit  starts today via teleconferencing, and ends on 29 July.  The Summit is CCA’s flagship conference that is considered essential for those doing business on the continent as well as the U.S. and African leaders [Read More]

Education and Health

First pupils graduated at Freetown City Council’s Early Learning Adventure Centre

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2021: Last Friday, five pupils graduated from the Freetown City Council’s (FCC) Early Learning Adventure-Congo Water Market, in Wellington – first of the FCC’s pre-school centres for children of market women. A few months ago, at the start of the academic year, FCC enrolled 40 [Read More]

Politics

NRM welcomes Ernest Bai Koroma-led executive’s compliance with high court orders

Osman Bikal Kamara NRM): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 July 2021: We, in the National Reformation Movement (NRM) in the All People’s Congress, welcome the H.E Ernest Bai Koroma-led executive’s notice of compliance with the orders of the High Court of Sierra Leone. What most attracted us in the press release [Read More]