Economy & Business

If you boycott Africa’s oil and gas sector, Africa will boycott you

African Energy Chamber: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2021: In a move to promote development and end energy poverty by 2030, the African Energy Chamber has announced that it will encourage African countries to boycott companies that boycott African oil and gas. With the international community pushing for a rapid [Read More]

Economy & Business

US$345 billion loss in trade for Commonwealth countries due to pandemic

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 July 2021: Commonwealth countries are estimated to have lost up to US$345 billion worth of trade in 2020, including $60 billion in intra-Commonwealth trade, according to 2021 Commonwealth Trade Review on “Energising Commonwealth Trade in a Digital World: Paths to Recovery Post-COVID”. Released today, the Commonwealth [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone MPs call for their colleague parliamentarian to be granted police bail

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2021: Last Friday, members of Sierra Leone’s parliament representing most of the major political parties called for their colleague MP Emmanuel Saidu Conteh to be granted bail by police, following his arrest on alleged shipping of arms and ammunition into the country, a claim he [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone’s vice president Juldeh chairs meeting with key agencies on accountability and transparency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2021: Last Tuesday, vice president Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh of Sierra Leone chaired a high-level meeting involving the Anti-Corruption Commission, Parliamentary Accounts Committee, Audit Service Sierra Leone, Ministry of Finance, and Public Sector Reform Unit, to discuss how best to improve public finance accountability and [Read More]

Politics

Civil society calls on Sierra Leone police to release parliamentarian Conteh after arrest for alleged import of firearms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 July 2021: A member of parliament of Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC party – Emmanuel Saidu Conteh, was arrested last week, on allegation that a vehicle he had shipped into the country contained firearms and ammunitions on arrival at the Queen Elizabeth seaport in Freetown. But [Read More]

Economy & Business

How Uber-style trucking business is changing long-haul transport in Africa

Franck Kuwonu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2021: Karim Dembele, a truck driver from Mali, emerges from his truck where he has been taking a nap. He is in Togo’s capital Lomé, waiting to cross the border in neighbouring Ghana, and then truck some 720 km to his destination, Abidjan, [Read More]

Education and Health

Senegal and Team Europe to build a manufacturing plant to produce COVID-19 vaccines

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2021: President Macky Sall of Senegal, said yesterday that he welcome the support of Team Europe and other partners, including the United States and the World Bank Group, for their support in constructing a manufacturing plant in Senegal to produce vaccines against COVID-19 and other [Read More]

Politics

Kandeh Yumkella shows president Bio the red card for poor governance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 July 2021: Dr Kandeh Yumkella, parliamentary leader of Sierra Leone’s opposition National Grand Coalition (NGC) party has been busy in the last week, debating serious issues in the country’s parliament as well as talking to the media about the state of the economy, social incohesion, crumbling [Read More]