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]

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]

Politics

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]