Economy & Business

Dubai bans travellers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Namibia to limit spread of Covid

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2021: Yesterday, authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said they will suspend travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia from entering the country on national and foreign flights from tomorrow Monday, June 21, Dubai State news agency WAM reported, citing a statement by the [Read More]

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Massive illegal Chinese goldmining uncovered in Eastern Sierra Leone

James Fallah-Williams: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 June 2021: Hot on the heels of the corrupt $55m Chinese fishmeal factory deal at Black Johnson in Freetown, Western Sierra Leone, as well as the attempted impalement of a Sierra Leonean worker by a Chinese manager at the Tonkolili mine in Northern Sierra [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa Renewable Energy Fund II secures €130 million first close with SEFA and CTF investments

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 19 June 2021: The Africa Renewable Energy Fund II has achieved its first close at €130 million, following a joint investment of €17.5 million from The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa and the Climate Technology Fund through the African Development Bank. AREF II, a successor to the [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves additional $6.8 million to strengthen education service delivery in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 June 2021: The government of Sierra Leone will receive $6.85 million in additional financing to support the COVID-19 education response in the country, the World Bank announced yesterday. Funded by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) under the Free Education Project, the financing will support activities [Read More]

Economy & Business

ICT innovators in Africa to benefit from competition launched by the African Telecommunications Union 

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2021: The second edition of the ATU Africa Innovation Challenge was today launched by the African Telecommunications Union (ATU). ATU made the announcement in Nairobi-Kenya, in a virtual ceremony hosted with competition partner-the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Announcing the initiative, Secretary-General of the ATU, Mr. [Read More]

Economy & Business

IFC and The Rockefeller Foundation partner to advance distributed renewable energy solutions in African emerging markets

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 June 2021: The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) today announced a new partnership that aims to deploy $150 million of RF’s catalytic capital in blended finance to mobilize up to $2 billion of private [Read More]

Economy & Business

World Bank approves $40 Million to improve governance and service delivery in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 June 2021: The World Bank has approved a $40 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of the Accountable Governance for Basic Service Delivery project in Sierra Leone. According to the World Bank, the project will improve resource management, transparency and accountability of [Read More]

Economy & Business

Orange Sierra Leone CEO and three others investigated for alleged tax fraud

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2021: The Sierra Leone Telegraph has learnt that the Chief Executive of one of the country’s top mobile and internet access provider – Orange, has been arrested along with three others for tax fraud and alleged espionage, but the Attorney General on advice of State [Read More]