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Koroma’s new citizens: Is this his diaspora mobilisation strategy?

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 September 2013 A few days ago, president Koroma delivered what has been described by many of his admirers as a landmark speech. He spoke about the need to mobilise and harness the skills, expertise and entrepreneurialism of Africans in the diaspora to develop Africa. Landmark, [Read More]

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Liberia’s economy showing signs of a strong recovery

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2013 Last year, the people of Liberia gave their vote of confidence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to serve another term of office, despite a tense and volatile rapprochement with the opposition, which saw Sirleaf extending an olive branch to former rebel fighter – [Read More]

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Slower economic growth for Ghana and The Gambia

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2013 Whilst the recent surge in Sierra Leone’s iron ore production has given much needed boost to the country’s GDP, topping the sub-regional average of 4.5% by almost 11% in 2012, the region’s economic and political powerhouse – Ghana fared much worse. (Photo: President [Read More]

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“We must now harness the African Diaspora for African development” – says president Koroma

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September, 2013 Speculations are rife, regarding the real reasons behind president Koroma’s decision to cancel his planned visit to the United States this weekend. Official sources say that president Koroma suffered an ankle sprain whilst playing squash. But many doubting Thomas’s are now pouring cold water [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s GDP to grow by 13% in 2013 – says IMF

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2013 The latest report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published last Friday, says that Sierra Leone’s economy will grow by 13% in 2013, falling two percentage points from the 15% economic growth achieved in 2012. And with African Minerals Ltd., – Sierra Leone’s [Read More]

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Another printing press established in Sierra Leone

Poindexter Sama The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2013 The Call to Business (C2B) Foundation, striving to develop small and medium sized enterprises in Sierra Leone, has launched a printing press on Wednesday, at its office, along Old Railway Line, Brookfields, in the West End of Freetown. Call to Business-Sierra [Read More]

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U.S. Congress representatives visiting Sierra Leone’s parliament

Austin Thomas – Our Freetown Correspondent 13 September 2013 Two retired members of the United States Congress – Barbara Kennelly and Jim Kolbe have arrived in Sierra Leone, and are scheduled to visit the Houses of Parliament next month. They will engage with the country’s members of parliament, as part [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s deputy education minister accused of rape

Austin Thomas – Our Freetown Correspondent The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2013 One of president Koroma’s closest political allies in his government – the deputy minister of education, Mahmoud Tarawally, has been relieved of his duties, following his arrest by police on Tuesday, 10 September, after a school girl [Read More]