Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s President Bio in search of Qatari investors to help turn the country’s economy around

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 June 2022: If Sierra Leone’s economy is to grow by the 4% predicted by the World Bank in their latest country report, there must be a massive shift towards expansion of production and export in key sectors of the economy. This can only come from foreign [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government borrowing grew to record high of almost 80% of GDP as fiscal deficit doubles

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 22 June 2022: A new report published by the World Bank yesterday in Freetown, says that Sierra Leone’s real GDP growth is projected to average 4.4 percent during 2022-24, with contributions from mining and agriculture, and a partial recovery in tourism and manufacturing. However, the growth outlook [Read More]

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Sierra Leone’s President Bio meets Emir of Qatar – Shiekh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 June 2022: President Bio last Sunday, held bilateral discussions with the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the Emir’s Palace in Doha. Welcoming the President of Sierra Leone, the Emir said that the state visit is an opportunity to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Growing hunger, high food prices in Africa don’t have to become worse tragedy

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 June 2022: The cascading global events of the 2020s seems to have no end in sight. The once-in-a-century pandemic (COVID-19) has been followed by the destructive Russian invasion in Ukraine, strong inflationary pressures around the world linked, ominously, to a surge in global food [Read More]

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Freetown-Zurich city to city cooperation implementation phase launched

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2022: On Monday, 14 June 2022, I was hosted by Mayor Corine Mauch of the City of Zurich. We concluded negotiations and the preparatory stage for the Freetown-Zurich ‘City-2-City Cooperation’ (C2CC) and simultaneously launched the implementation phase of the Freetown Central [Read More]

Economy & Business

U.S. government’s MCC team in Sierra Leone to discuss new funding to improve electricity access

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2022: A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) arrived  in Sierra Leone yesterday for a series of bilateral meetings designed to advance the development of the country’s first compact program – a large grant designed to facilitate economic growth. According to a [Read More]

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President Bio commissions new Kingho railway locomotives

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 June 2022: President Julius Maada Bio yesterday commissioned three new locomotives to enable Kingho Mining Company move its iron ore from the New Tonkolili Iron Ore Mines in Ferengbey, Tonkolili District to the port of Pepel in Port Loko District. The commissioning took place at a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Minister of Planning receives CARL’s Report on the Impact of DCF on NGO Operations in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 June 2022: Sierra Leone’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis Kai-Kai yesterday received a report from the Centre for Accountability and the Rule of Law (CARL) and the Institute of Governance Reform (IGR) titled: “Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 Responses on Governance and Accountability [Read More]

Economy & Business

Vietnamese delegation discuss economic partnership with Sierra Leone’s President  Bio

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 June 2022: A Vietnamese delegation to Sierra Leone held discussions yesterday with President Dr Julius Maada Bio in Freetown, and expressed desire and interest in building a stronger partnership with the country. In March this year, President Bio was in Hanoi, the capital city of the [Read More]