January 19, 2020
Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government puts up prices of fuel as subsidy is reduced

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2020: Yesterday the government of Sierra Leone issued a joint statement with fuel suppliers in the country announcing an increase in the prices of petrol, kerosene, diesel and other fuel oil. The increase ranges from Le8,500 to Le9,000 for petrol, diesel, and kerosene. But the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone government puts up prices of fuel as subsidy is reduced

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2020: Yesterday the government of Sierra Leone issued a joint statement with fuel suppliers in the country announcing an increase in the prices of petrol, kerosene, diesel and other fuel oil. The increase ranges from Le8,500 to Le9,000 for petrol, diesel, and kerosene. But the [Read More]

Economy & Business

New Electronic Expenditure Management System for Sierra Leone government ministries

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 January 2020: Government ministries and departments will soon have a new national integrated IT system that links all government ministries and departments with the ministry of finance, to help the government achieve efficiency, effectiveness and economy in spending. This new system should also help reduce corruption. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Uganda to boost its digital economy through Open Application Programming Interface

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2020: Today the vast majority of the data transfer and sharing technology applications used in Uganda are still private, and the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are only available to third parties at exorbitant costs While about 18 million Ugandans are now able to access services [Read More]

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ECOWAS and UN restate commitment to peace, security and stability in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2020: The United Nations (UN) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have restated their commitment to the consolidation of efforts aimed at fostering peace, security and stability of West Africa. The Commitment was given by both parties on the 16th of January, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Chinese embassy launches pottery production training course in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 January 2020: China’s embassy in Sierra Leone has today launched a training course on Pottery Production Techniques at the Goderich Campus of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) in Freetown. The 42 days training course is sponsored by the Chinese government and supported [Read More]

Politics

President Bio exudes statesmanship in Abu Dhabi as political sparks fly at home

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2020: Why is it that whenever there is political violence in Freetown, the president of Sierra Leone – Julius Maada Bio is out of the country? Does this mean that those left behind to hold the reins of power are clueless about leadership and governance, [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Sincere ignorance – The high cost and threat to peace in Sierra Leone

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 January 2020: “Security Alert – U.S. Embassy (Freetown, Sierra Leone) (January 14, 2020). Location: Brookfields, Freetown. “Event: Reports indicate there are currently violent confrontations between APC and SLPP supporters near APC headquarters in Brookfields. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area today. Additionally, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s roadmap to economic diversification revealed in a new World Bank report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2020: A new World Bank report – “Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Study” says that Sierra Leone has abundant natural resources, but as yet not been able to deliver more and better jobs for its fast-growing population. It says that, for the last decade, the economy [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone MPs attend Climate Parliament Summit in Abu Dhabi

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2020: The 10th Session of the IRENA General Assembly has ended in Abu Dhabi, following high-level discussions on achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #7 and increasing the use of renewables in the global energy mix, a critical element for meeting the climate change goals. Among [Read More]

Politics

Medical doctor charged with corruption offences in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2020: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday, 13th January 2020, charged Dr. Peter Belmoh Samai, a Medical Doctor working at the Bo Government Hospital, with three counts of corruption offences, after he allegedly stole electricity generators meant to provide power for the hospital. According to [Read More]

Politics

Another senseless bloody violence erupts at APC party office in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2020: Violence erupted this afternoon outside the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party office, with at least one person – an APC supporter seriously injured. It is not clear what started the violence, but from various video clips published on social media, large crowds of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone president Bio in Abu Dhabi for Summit – will investors come to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 January 2020: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio has arrived in Abu Dhabi where he is attending the Sustainability Week Summit 2020, on the invitation of the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Abu Dhabi Sustainability [Read More]

Politics

Former president Koroma of Sierra Leone charms APC Party delegates

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 January 2020: Former president Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, who is also the leader and chairman of the opposition All People’s Congress party (APC), today delivered one of the best speeches one has perhaps heard him delivered by any standards, as he tried to rally [Read More]

Breaking News

Sierra Leone opposition APC holds press conference tomorrow to discuss court injunction

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2020: Following today’s High Court injunction won by some members of the opposition APC party – known as the National Reformation Movement (NRM), stopping the party from holding its national convention this weekend, party bosses say they will instead be holding a press conference at [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government – Chinese rice corruption scandal – ‘Chinagate’ ministers sacked

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2020: State House in Freetown today issued a press statement reporting that President Bio has this afternoon sacked four of his senior government ministers and officials. The sacking State House said, relates to serious allegations of corruption involving the sale of several tons of rice donated [Read More]

Breaking News

Will Sierra Leone’s opposition APC go ahead with its national convention?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2020: A pressure group known as the National Reformation Movement (NRM- APC) – said to be members of the opposition APC party in Sierra Leone, has this afternoon won a High Court injunction in Freetown, stopping the APC party from going ahead with its national [Read More]

Economy & Business

Extreme events are reversing development goals – Op-ed

Patricia Scotland (Commonwealth Secretary-General): Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 January 2020: Cyclones in the Caribbean and Pacific, devastating bushfires in Australia, recurrent floods and droughts in Asia and Africa, increasingly bring tragic loss of life to our nations and communities, inflicting physical and mental trauma on survivors, and causing irreparable damage [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s roadmap to economic diversification revealed in a new World Bank report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2020: A new World Bank report – “Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Study” says that Sierra Leone has abundant natural resources, but as yet not been able to deliver more and better jobs for its fast-growing population. It says that, for the last decade, the economy [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone MPs attend Climate Parliament Summit in Abu Dhabi

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2020: The 10th Session of the IRENA General Assembly has ended in Abu Dhabi, following high-level discussions on achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #7 and increasing the use of renewables in the global energy mix, a critical element for meeting the climate change goals. Among [Read More]

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