Economy & Business

UK and the US will extradite former corrupt APC government officials

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 September 2018: A senior official at the State Department in the United States of America has confirmed to the Global Times that the Trump administration will “seriously consider” any request for extradition coming from “the appropriate authorities in Freetown”. The source at the American embassy confirmed [Read More]

Economy & Business

“The status quo must change” – says African Development Bank’s chief

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: “No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women. FinDev [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rwanda and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) hosting international renewable energy summit  

Anthony Abdul Karim Kamara Jnr: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2018: Over 90 participants from more than 30 countries are arriving at the Rwandan Capital City of Kigali as part of efforts by the Climate Investment Funds to bring countries together to discuss issues and challenges related to the design [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2018: Forty-nine of Africa’s 55 countries have signed the framework for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free and unfettered movement of businesspeople and investments. When at least 22 countries ratify it, the [Read More]

Economy & Business

African Development Bank boosts Cameroon livestock and fish farming with €84 million loan

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2018: The African Development Bank Group has extended a loan of €84 million to Cameroon to support livestock and fish production in the central African country, in line with the Bank’s strategies to create jobs and raise household incomes. The loan, approved by the Bank’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Orange reinforces its cable connectivity on the West African Coast

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2018: The partnership between Orange and MainOne Company will provide for the construction and installation of two new branches and stations Orange and MainOne Cable Company are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in the [Read More]

Economy & Business

Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella departs Freetown for New York, USA and Kigali, Rwanda

Anthony Kamara: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 September 2018: Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Member of Sierra Leone’s Parliament for Constituency 062 – Samu Chiefdom, and Chair of the Parliamentary Select Committee for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, left the shores of Freetown yesterday, Thursday, for New York to participate as a [Read More]

Economy & Business

Female farmer calls on government of Sierra Leone for support

Mousa E. Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2018: A female farmer in constituency 101, Pujehun district – Madam Hawa Bangali Kallon (alias Akpajie), has called on the government and other development partners to help her farming organization to embark on mechanized farming. The call came as her farming group [Read More]