Economy & Business

Sierra Leone has opportunity to increase economic growth but faces challenges in improving citizens’ welfare – says new World Bank Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2022: Sierra Leone faces many challenges in improving the welfare of the population, but increased investment in education provision and quality skills, can help more Sierra Leoneans access formal opportunities which could lead to improvement in living standards and reduction of poverty, according to the [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio meets US President Joe Biden at US-Africa Leaders’ Summit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 December 2022: Last Thursday, 15th December 2022, President Bio of Sierra Leone met with US President Joe Biden in the Wite House as part of the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit organised by the US Government. The visit comes despite critics of President Bio calling on President Biden [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s small and medium sized enterprises set to improve productivity and competitiveness

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2022: Thanks to UK-government funded initiative – Invest Salone, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Sierra Leone are receiving invaluable support, aimed at improving investment and export readiness, productivity and competitiveness. Following initial assessments conducted earlier this summer, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s fashion and textiles sector focuses on global market

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2022: Last week, 14 companies from Sierra Leone’s fashion and textiles industry took part in an introductory workshop on international marketing. Some of the topics covered included – the creation of lookbooks, pricing strategies for export, as well as harnessing their collective purchasing power to [Read More]

Economy & Business

UK government boosts Sierra Leone’s tourism sector

Harry Kemble (Travel Weekly): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 December 2022: A group of tour operators have started a week-long familiarisation trip funded by the UK government in Sierra Leone. Tour operators – including UK-based Native Eye, Naturetrek Reef and Rainforest Tours and Large Minority – were all welcomed on Monday [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves $100 million to improve Sierra Leone government transparency and accountability

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2022: The World Bank announced last week that is has approved the Second Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Development Policy Financing (DPF), with a $100 million grant which it says will support the Government of Sierra Leone to improve natural resource governance, enhance inclusiveness, and strengthen [Read More]

Economy & Business

U.S. Ambassador supports community-based projects across Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2022: United States Ambassador David Reimer last week provided funding, totaling USD 40,000 to eight Sierra Leonean led community organizations that work to improve economic and social conditions at the local level. The funds will support projects in seven districts in the east, west, north, [Read More]

Election Watch

Open letter to the electoral commission for Sierra Leone

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2022: Commissioner Mohammed Konneh Electoral Commission For Sierra Leone OAU Drive, Tower Hill Freetown, Sierra Leone 8th December 2022 Dear Commissioner Konneh Disclosure Of Disaggregated Voter Registration Data For Western Area Urban (Freetown) I am writing this open letter to you in [Read More]

Politics

President Bio tells the media –  “Stay with me, stay the course and let us finish this journey together” 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 December 2022: With just six months before general and presidential election s are held in Sierra Leone, the campaigns have begun, and President Julius Maada Bio is quick off the mark – calling on the local media at his Annual Presidential Media Cocktail held in the [Read More]