Economy & Business

African states should be demanding a list of World Bank reforms

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 January 2019: The World Bank is on the hunt for a new president. Writing in theconversation.com, Danny Bradlow says that despite calls for the best candidate to be selected regardless of nationality, whoever takes over the World Bank will inevitably be an American. But that shouldn’t [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone Auditor Report 2017 – previous government failed to learn lessons  

Trevor Jenkins Johnston and Abdul Rashid Thomas: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 January 2019: Sierra Leone’s Auditor General has published her report into the country’s public finances and how it was managed by the previous Koroma-led APC government in 2017, before they lost the general and presidential elections in March 2018. [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rutile mining special task-force presents report to president Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 January 2019: Last Wednesday, 9th January 2019   – A special task-force set up by the Sierra Leone government to investigate industrial unrest at the Sierra Rutile Mining Company, and make recommendations regarding relationship between workers and the company, presented its findings and recommendations to president Julius [Read More]

Economy & Business

IFC and West African Stock Exchange partner to strengthen corporate governance

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and West Africa Regional Stock Exchange, Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières, today signed an agreement to cooperate toward improving corporate governance practices of listed companies. Under the agreement, IFC will help BRVM design, develop, draft and [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why improving access to surgery in childbirth makes economic sense

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: If women don’t have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula, says Isabella Epiu, writing in theconversation.com, after conducting a research study on the cost-effectiveness of obstetric fistula repair in the East African region. This is her report: [Read More]

Economy & Business

Why Africa’s women entrepreneurs struggle to grow – and how to help

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 January 2019: Entrepreneurship provides many women in Africa with an opportunity to earn an income and establish themselves in business. But they tend to start from a lower base than their male counterparts, with less start-up and investment capital, and little or no collateral security. Writing [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government reduces fuel pump price as inflation bites

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 January 2019: The removal of government subsidy on fuel – very often in response to IMF structural adjustment conditionalities, is one of the most controversial policy decisions any government can take in Africa. It is a decision fraught with huge political risk and has the potential [Read More]

Economy & Business

New Year’s address to the people – president Bio answers critics

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 January 2019: New Year’s Day is always an opportunity for the president to speak to the people of Sierra Leone about the solemn promises he has made and the challenges ahead for his government. President Julius Maada Bio was elected ten months ago in a close [Read More]