Economy & Business

Work to commence on a new four-lane Lumley-Juba Bridge in Freetown

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: President Julius Maada Bio has today officially launched the start of construction work on the four-lane Lumley-Juba bridge, as well as the rehabilitation of the long awaited Limkokwing-Regent road in the far west of Freetown. According to report from State House, this project is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Socfin dispute – setting the records straight

Thomas vandi Gbow: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: Several unsubstantiated allegations have been made by certain people about Socfin Agriculture Company in Sierra Leone that need clarifications. Socfin has 12,500 hectares out of the 27, 000 hectares of Sahn Malen Chiefdom in Pujehun District. The company has only planted [Read More]

Economy & Business

Socfin dispute – government looks for a resolution

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2018: The government of president Julius Maada Bio on Saturday 10th November 2018 embarked on a mission to find a lasting solution to a protracted land dispute between the aggrieved people of Sahn Malen Chiefdom and the SOCFIN Agricultural Company. After a series of consultative [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ghana implements the IMF’s enhanced general data dissemination system

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The e-GDDS was established by the IMF in 2015 to support improved data transparency, encourage statistical development, and help [Read More]

Economy & Business

Ecobank partners with IFRC to strengthen local communities in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCs) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa simply as a result [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa’s investment climate strengthens as growth revives

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 November 2018: Africa’s investment environment for both businesses and financial investors is now reviving, with a continuing and steady improvement in the trade-off between risk and reward, as growth on the continent rebounds, says a new report by specialist risk consultancy – Control Risks. After several [Read More]

Economy & Business

Imperial helping develop next generation Sierra Leonean engineers

Stephen Johns: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: Imperial academics are working with partners in Sierra Leone to develop a generation of skilled engineers. Researchers are collaborating with the University of Sierra Leone and the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers to help expand and improve engineering courses in the country. The hope is that [Read More]

Economy & Business

Foreign aid dependency – the risk in receiving

John Baimba Sesay: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: Africa continues to be a huge recipient of foreign aid. The continent is said to account for around 20 percent of U.S. aid. After decades of looking overseas for financial assistance, foreign aid has become an ‘acceptable norm’, tied to Africa’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s First lady – Fatima Bio engages in food self-sufficiency farming

Cyril Barnes: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2018: “To attain food sufficiency, all leadership hands must be on deck.” Mrs Fatima Bio – wife of the president of Sierra Leone, is demonstrating her commitment to the attainment of food sufficiency in Sierra Leone, by establishing a 200-acre farm in Masiaka, [Read More]