Economy & Business

Freetown cable car project takes centre stage at peer-to-peer exchange with Colombia and Peru

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 November 2022: I am thrilled to report the successful return of a delegation from Freetown City Council (FCC) and central government (the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the Ministry of Finance) who were hosted by the City of Medellin on a [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Economy & Business

Young Africans at COP27 say they want action, not words

Kingsley Ighobor: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2022: Ugandan youth climate activist Leah Namugerwa (Photo above) speaks during the Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Implementation Summit (SCIS) of the UNFCCC COP27 climate conference on November 07, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Scores of young African climate activists have arrived in Sharm [Read More]

Economy & Business

Global Energy Alliance to boost energy access and reduce emissions in 12 countries including Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2022: Since its launch at COP26, the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) has accelerated clean energy solutions to support economic development and climate priorities across 12 countries on multiple continents, with plans to expand to seven more countries next year. Highlights of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr representing Freetown and C40Cities at COP27

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2022: World leaders are in Egypt attending COP27 – the global summit on climate  change, which many believe will set the new agenda and provide renewed impetus for nations to cut carbon emissions and effectively manage the impact of climate change. As developing countries such [Read More]