Economy & Business

President Bio holidaying in luxurious Kenyan safari resort

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 July 2019: The ‘earth shattering’ mystery surrounding president Bio’s disappearance has now been unravelled, despite efforts by State House to keep his whereabouts unnecessarily and unprofessionally secret. The Kenyan government yesterday reported that president Bio is in the country, where he is enjoying a luxurious safari [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone makes strong case for implementation of SDGs at the UN

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 July 2019: Sierra Leone has joined several other nations to present a 2nd Voluntary National Review Report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at the on-going High-Level Political Forum 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly. Speaking on behalf of stakeholders in government, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s macroeconomic climate remains challenging

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2019: Sierra Leone’s macroeconomic situation remains challenging despite bold policy measures, according to the authors of a new World Bank Economic Update on Sierra Leone, published today. The second edition of the Sierra Leone Economic Update (SLEU) was launched today by the World Bank at [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio and the Lungi bridge – modern day Nehemiah?

Andrew Keili: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2019: President Bio’s government has taken the bold step of launching the ambitious Lungi Bridge project to link Lungi with the Freetown mainland. This project has received rave reviews from most government supporters and derision from opposition quarters. It is disconcerting to note [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone is doing well in tackling corruption – says Global Corruption report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 July 2019: Corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development. It is a major barrier to economic growth, good governance and basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech or citizens’ right to hold governments to account, according to the latest Global Corruption Barometer – Africa [Read More]

Economy & Business

Corruption is rife across Sierra Leone’s banking sector

CHRDI: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 July 2019: There is widespread and systematic corruption within the banking sector in Sierra Leone. There is evidence to suggest that regular and widespread criminality has been committed by the financial services industry for several years. Chiefly among which, is the lack of due diligence [Read More]