Economy & Business

President Bio challenges young people to be innovative and take control of their future

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: At the Freetown International Conference Centre yesterday Tuesday, President Julius Maada Bio  addressed over 500 final year students, graduates and young entrepreneurs from across the country, who took part in a three-day career fair. He challenged them to be innovative and focused. “I am [Read More]

Politics

US Millennium Challenge Corporation is undermining democracy, human rights, justice and peace in Sierra Leone – Op ed

Kabs Kanu: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2022: African governments are characterized by inefficiency, corruption, and instability. This, plus colonialism and neo-colonialism, have contributed to placing Africa at the bottom of the world economic order. While this state of affairs is untenable, we see also that Western nations want the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why COP27 matters to Sierra Leone

Babatunde Ahonsi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: Sierra Leone is among the 10 per cent of countries in the world that are most vulnerable to the adverse consequences of climate change, and presently one of the least able to cope with the effects. Unpredictable weather patterns, severe flooding, mudslides, [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio receives Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: Last Thursday, 10th of November 2022, President Julius Maada Bio received Sierra Leone’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) validation report, scoring the county 87.5. Commenting, President Bio said: “I want to start by congratulating the EITI validation team members for their great diligence in [Read More]

Politics

New report calls for more electoral reforms in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2022: The Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law (CARL) last week launched a study report entitled, “A Review of the Administration of Electoral Justice in Sierra Leone: Challenges and Opportunities for Reforms”. Funded by the Irish Embassy, the study report provides an assessment of [Read More]

Abdulai Mansaray

Democracy – the extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 13 November 2022: America conducted its Midterm elections on Tuesday, which traditionally takes place two years after a Presidential election. In effect, midterm elections are America’s referendum on their sitting presidents, halfway through their four- year terms. Joe Biden was slated as the least popular [Read More]

Economy & Business

A just transition to renewable energy in Africa

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2022: The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina has a nuanced view of what a just transition to renewable energy means for Africa. He believes it should be pragmatic and sensitive to Africa’s development reality but not antithetical to the [Read More]

Politics

Delivering an African agenda at an African COP

Jean-Paul Adam: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2022: Environmental activists carrying placards protest calling for action on climate change, in Nairobi on September 20, 2019 (Photo above). We are all hoping that Africa’s COP can be a pivotal moment in bringing certainty on climate action. But can the climate emergency [Read More]

Economy & Business

AfCFTA – The environmental case for continental Africa free trade area

Andrew Mold: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2022: The climate talks (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt this November come at a time when momentum on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is picking up with the recent launch of the guided trade initiative – an initial pilot of eight African countries [Read More]