Economy & Business

Sierra Juice expands sales and creates opportunities for street vendors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2022: When Capitol Food, the makers of Sierra Juice, piloted a new street and small vendor programme as part of their marketing mix, the company created the opportunity for 140 officially registered vendors in Freetown to expand their businesses and boost their incomes. Before introducing [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone pledges $500,000 in support of a new Africa Humanitarian Agency

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2022: President Julius Maada Bio has agreed to contribute $500,000 towards the cost of setting up an Africa Humanitarian Agency. He made this announcement at the opening session of the 16th Extraordinary Conference of the African Union Summit, which took place on [Read More]

Politics

UK government Minister for Africa applauds Bio government’s policy reforms

Amin Kef Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 31 May 2022: UK Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean – Victoria Grace Ford, was in Freetown last Thursday, where she praised President Bio’s leadership for the policy reforms his government has put in place. The British politician, said that many of [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Food Program steps up food security in Sierra Leone with $3.85 million Japanese funding

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2022: Last week, the Government of Japan and the United Nations WFP signed an agreement for a contribution of US$3.85 million toward WFP in Sierra Leone. The grant is for strengthening agricultural value chains Kambia, Kenema, Koinadugu, Moyamba, Pujehun and Tonkolili districts of Sierra Leone. [Read More]

Education and Health

How Loya Primary School became a safe haven for girls

Joan Letting: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2022: Loya Primary School is situated more than 700 kilometres away from Kenya’s capital Nairobi in the north-western part of the country. The school rests in the remotest part of Loima sub-County, some 120 kilometres from Turkana’s capital Lodwar. It is nestled between [Read More]

Education and Health

Are antimalarial drugs still effective? Studies reveal emerging resistance to first–line treatments

Verah Okeyo: Sierra Leone: 29 May 2022: Esther Ayuga knows all too well what to do when her four-year-old son Jeremy Otieno develops a fever: take him to the nearest health centre, Kaluo Health Centre immediately. As a mother in the malaria-endemic Siaya county in Western Kenya, Esther takes the [Read More]

Economy & Business

COP27 – Angola’s Permanent Representative to the UN says it’s time for climate justice for Africa

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 May 2022: Ambassador Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira was appointed in February 2018 as the Permanent Representative of Angola to the UN, the first woman to hold the position. Among other issues, she has focused on peace and security in Africa and has echoed her [Read More]