Economy & Business

Ecobank partners with IFRC to strengthen local communities in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCs) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result [Read More]

Education and Health

World Pneumonia Day – Pneumonia kills 16% of children under 5 years old

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. 25 Civil Society Organizations from [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa’s investment climate strengthens as growth revives

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Africa’s investment environment for both businesses and financial investors is now reviving, with a continuing and steady improvement in the trade-off between risk and reward, as growth on the continent rebounds, says a new report by specialist risk consultancy – Control Risks. After several [Read More]

Economy & Business

Imperial helping develop next generation Sierra Leonean engineers

Stephen Johns: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: Imperial academics are working with partners in Sierra Leone to develop a generation of skilled engineers. Researchers are collaborating with the University of Sierra Leone and the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers to help expand and improve engineering courses in the country. The hope is that [Read More]

Economy & Business

Foreign aid dependency – the risk in receiving

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: Africa continues to be a huge recipient of foreign aid. The continent is said to account for around 20 percent of U.S. aid. After decades of looking overseas for financial assistance, foreign aid has become an ‘acceptable norm’, tied to Africa’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s First lady – Fatima Bio engages in food self-sufficiency farming

Cyril Barnes: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: “To attain food sufficiency, all leadership hands must be on deck.” Mrs Fatima Bio – wife of the president of Sierra Leone, is demonstrating her commitment to the attainment of food sufficiency in Sierra Leone, by establishing a 200-acre farm in Masiaka, [Read More]

Politics

Debt-distressed African countries again look to International Monetary Fund 

Akani Chauke: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: By the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) own admission, there are circumstances where African governments’ debt levels are so high, they become unsustainable; such that, the scheduled debt service exceeds the capacity of the countries to service it. This rings true for a [Read More]