Economy & Business

Government of Sierra Leone announces plans to stabilise fuel crisis

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2022: Last Monday Sierra Leone government officials representing the Ministries of Trade and Industry, Finance, and the Petroleum Regulatory Agency, held talks with the leadership of the Sierra Leone Petroleum Dealers and Transporters Union (SLPDTU) to resume sale of petrol and diesel in the country, [Read More]

Economy & Business

IFC and GAFSP invest $5 million in Sierra Leone’s Kings Beverages to boost agribusiness sector

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2022: An investment from IFC and GAFSP announced today in Kings Beverages, a Sierra Leonean producer of soft drinks and fruit juices, will help the company boost production, create jobs, and strengthen local agriculture value chains through increased sourcing from local farmers. The $5 million [Read More]

Economy & Business

DabaDoc and Orange launch unique medical video-consultation service for families in the African Diaspora

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 March 2022: DabaDoc and Orange  are launching DabaDoc Consult, a brand-new service allowing the African diaspora residing in Europe and the United States to instantly offer a video medical consultation to their relatives living in their country of origin. The launch of the exclusive service comes [Read More]

Politics

ACC publishes third report on steps taken to address Auditor General’s 2019 and 2020 Reports

ACC Comms Unit: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 March 2022: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in this Third (3rd) media release continues to inform the general public on the actions it has taken so far on issues raised in the 2019 and 2020 Auditor General’s Reports. These interventions focused on aspects of [Read More]

Politics

Economic hardship – Government should not be ashamed of its bathing bucket

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 March 2022: There is a Mende saying, “Numu bay wufe bu mua vaji ma”. Literally, this means, “One should not be ashamed of his/her bathing bucket”. This is so true. After all, your bathing bucket sees your nakedness all the time, so why should [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa and Europe: A time for action

Vera Songwe: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2022: As African and European leaders gather for a crucial EU AU summit in Brussels, Africans are gripped by both a sense of hopeful anticipation – and a sense of fatigued apprehension. Hope because the summit is about Financing for Recovery, and adequate [Read More]

Politics

Former President Koroma of Sierra Leone speaks about democracy in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 March 2022: Democrats – individual leaders and institutions – are becoming increasingly concerned about the pace with which democracy is eroding in West Africa. The attendant effect of the military re-emerging on the political scene has made things even more desperate. The consensus is that power [Read More]

Politics

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr at the Women in Government Forum

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 March 2022: Today I participated in the Women in Government Forum at the World Government Summit in Dubai. It was a pleasure to listen to my dear friend and fellow Amujae Leader Hon Clare Akamanzi, CEO Rwanda Development Board and Cabinet Member. [Read More]