Economy & Business

World Bank scales up Sierra Leone’s funding to boost economic growth

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: The international community and development partners in Sierra Leone continue to extend tremendous goodwill to the Bio led government. Last month president Julius Maada Bio met with the World Bank’s senior management team to present his government’s agenda and achievements  made after twelve months [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s minister of trade and industry woos investors in Italy

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: Last week, Sierra Leone’s minister of trade and industry – Peter Bayuku Konteh, Sierra Leone’s ambassador to Germany who is also accredited to Italy – Dr. M’Baimba Lamin Baryoh, and the acting director of investment promotion at the Sierra Leone Investment and  Export Promotions [Read More]

Economy & Business

Economic outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa is encouraging – says IMF

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: African economies are facing a huge challenge after the last global economic crisis hit many African countries quite hard. Many are still struggling to recover. Last week, the IMF held a press conference. “In many of these countries public investments has helped spur higher [Read More]

Economy & Business

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains below 3% – three years after crisis

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been downgraded to 2.3 percent for 2018, down from 2.5 percent in 2017, according to the April 2019 issue of Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies released last week. Economic growth remains [Read More]


President Bio speaks about leadership at Vancouver conference

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 April 2019: Yesterday, president Bio and the mayor of the capital Freetown – Yvonne Aki Sawyerr, arrived in Canada for a five-day Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) conference, where president Bio will deliver a keynote speech on ‘Leadership’. The TED conference is taking place in Vancouver, [Read More]


Bio led government of Sierra Leone at one year – tempering great expectations

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 April 2019: Congratulations to the government for its one year in power. As is normal after elections, there are often great expectations of a new government from its ardent supporters and people who generally look forward to a fresh approach to addressing national concerns. [Read More]


Parliament and Anti-Corruption Commission to act on controversial technical audit report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2019: After two days of frenzied reaction from all sides of Sierra Leone’s political spectrum, to the revelation by the Auditor General of Sierra Leone in response to a question as to whether she can corroborate the alleged misappropriated $1.6 Billion cited in the minister [Read More]

Dr. Sama Banya - Puawui

Share the wealth – offer it to the people

Puawui – Dr Sama Banya: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 April 2019: There are reports doing the rounds that government plans to divest its direct involvement in the running of the Sierra Leone Produce Monitoring Company, SLPMC,  the successor to the former Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board, SLPMB. Many would agree [Read More]