Editorial

Moroccan expatriates show Sierra Leone the way to harnessing diaspora investments and expertise

11 May 2012 When president Koroma took office in 2007, one of the promises made was that he would leverage the special relationship he had struck with Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora, especially those living in the USA – supporting his Agenda for Change, to help rebuild the country’s economy. [Read More]

Editorial

Maada Bio tells world business and political leaders in London – it is time for a “New Direction for a Better Sierra Leone”

11 May, 2012 Speaking at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Chatham House, yesterday, the presidential candidate of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party – the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) – Mr. Julius Maada Bio, talked about the kind of society he wishes, for the country to become under [Read More]

Editorial

Sierra Leone’s opposition SLPP presidential candidate flying high in Queen’s own country

9 May 2012 Julius Maada Bio – the presidential candidate for the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is indeed a man with a mission to become president of Sierra Leone at the polls in November. He is enjoying a successful tour of UK cities, meeting supporters and well wishers. There [Read More]

Economy & Business

Foreign direct investment into Africa is accelerating

5 May 2012 A report published by Ernst & Young says that international investors’ perceptions of the continent of Africa are beginning to shift positively. But what is even more encouraging for the continent and its people are the key findings, suggesting that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects into Africa [Read More]

Editorial

‘Sierra Leone Embassy in China not for sale’ – setting the record straight

John Baimba Sesay – Information Attaché 5 May 2012 The role of the People’s Republic of China in Africa’s development has been tremendous. In January of this year, the African Union (AU) commissioned a $124 million headquarters, built single-handedly by China for the African continent. This is a clear manifestation [Read More]

Editorial

Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State issues final communiqué on Mali and Guinea Bissau

4 May 2012 Leaders of the West African sub-region have got their work cut out, seeking a peaceful and urgent resolution to the ongoing political impasse in Mali and Guinea Bissau, where the military have taken upon themselves to usurp the democratic freedoms and will of the people. The meeting, [Read More]

Editorial

‘Sierra Leone’s media has a responsibility to facilitate public discourse on issues, rather than personalities’

4 May 2012 As elections in Sierra Leone draw closer and we celebrate ‘World Press Freedom Day’, the spotlight has once again been focussed on the need for the media in Sierra Leone to wake up to the challenges it face, as it seeks to assert its constitutional rights. The [Read More]

Editorial

Bio will tell international investors and politicians in London – “Its time for a New Direction”

Abdul R Thomas – Editor 4 May 2012 In just under a week, Sierra Leone’s main opposition presidential candidate – Julius Maada Bio will be delivering his maiden address in London, at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. It is expected that a diverse audience from the British and [Read More]

News in Perspective

ECOWAS military action is now more likely as Guinea Bissau’s junta leaders stand firm

1 May, 2012 The Economic Community of West African States, which has been mediating a peaceful transition to civilian rule in Guinea Bissau, has now decided to impose diplomatic, economic and financial sanctions on the government. According to reports from APO, talks in Banjul between Foreign Ministers of the regional [Read More]