Politics

APC must go to convention earlier – says former President Koroma

Sheriff Mahmud Ismail: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2019: The outcome of the 2018 presidential polls shocked the All People’s Congress (APC), punctured the nerve and fibre of the Party, causing dissonance and disorientation among its rank and file. The vast majority of its membership and supporters are therefore demanding [Read More]

Economy & Business

A bright future for downstream petroleum in Sierra Leone

Lansana Fofanah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 October 2019: The appointment of Dr. Brima Baluwa Koroma by President Julius Maada Bio to head the Petroleum Regulatory Agency (PRA) – an institution that accounts for 15% of the country’s domestic revenue, has brought transformation to the Agency. With a population of 7 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth sounds alarm to waken world from sleep-walking into another debt crisis – Op ed

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 October 2019: Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s, and history suggests we [Read More]

Politics

Sierra Leone government reviews decentralisation of governance and public services

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2019: The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has this morning announced that, President Julius Maada Bio will today be launching his government’s review of the Local Government Act (LGA 2004) and the Decentralization Policy (2010). The review will be conducted by the newly [Read More]

Politics

President Bio should return to his grass roots base – an Op ed

Sorie Fofana: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2019: On 4th April 2018, Julius Maada Bio was sworn-in as the democratically elected President of Sierra Leone. That is exactly eighteen months ago. Since his election as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has been very [Read More]

Economy & Business

Commonwealth finance ministers to discuss joint action to prevent future debt crises

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2019: Commonwealth finance ministers will meet in Washington D.C. on Thursday, 17 October 2019 to discuss coordinated interventions to prevent future debt crises. The meeting will be chaired by the Finance Minister of Cyprus, Harris Georgiades, under the theme ‘Preventing Debt Crises: The Roles of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Strengthening Africa’s fragmented data landscape is key to meeting SDG targets, says new African Governance Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 October 2019: The African Governance Report, published today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, draws on data from the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) and shares new insights on progress towards the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063 and the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [Read More]

Politics

Former mines minister and deputy chairman of opposition APC acquitted of corruption charges

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2019: Sierra Leone’s former minister of mines, who is also the current deputy chairman of the opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) – Minkailu Mansaray, was last Friday discharged on all counts of corruption offences by High Court Judge – Justice Reginald Sydney Fynn, after [Read More]

Politics

India and Sierra Leone sign $30 million loan to boost rice production

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 October 2019: India’s vice president Shri Venkaiah Naidu, met with Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio at State House in Freetown today Sunday, where he announced major areas of support for Sierra Leone to promote economic development in the country. The support package includes a US$30 [Read More]