Economy & Business

U.S Millennium Challenge Corporation discusses compact with stakeholders in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 October 2021: The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has concluded a successful visit to Sierra Leone where they discussed the development of a potential compact agreement between MCC and the Sierra Leone Government – a significant investment to support economic growth in Sierra Leone. During [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone and 46 other countries removed from UK’s Covid red list

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 October 2021: UK Transport Minister – Grant Shapps, has today announced that as from 4am next Monday, 11th October 2021, the UK’s Covid red list will reduce to seven countries, with proof of vaccination by travellers arriving to the UK from 37 new countries and territories [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone media icon – Philip Neville and others arrested by police

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 October 2021: Sierra Leone police yesterday granted bail to nine people working at the popular Star Radio station after they were arrested and detained at the CID headquarters in Freetown, over allegations of illegal electricity connectivity from the national grid without paying. The Proprietor of Star [Read More]

Economy & Business

NEoT Offgrid Africa and Winch Energy deploy new solar solutions in Uganda and Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 October 2021: NEoT Offgrid Africa (NOA) and Winch Energy Limited have invested about US$12 million in mini-grid projects in Uganda and Sierra Leone, contributing to their global ambition to build the largest portfolio of mini-grids in Sub-Saharan Africa, and reach a portfolio worth US$100 million. Thanks [Read More]

Economy & Business

Kingho boosts Sierra Leone’s security sector

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 October 2021: Kingho Investment Company last Friday 1st October 2021, through various donations in Makeni City and the capital Freetown fostered its collaborative work with the security sector of Sierra Leone. The company donated various equipment to the Cyber Crime Unit – Scientific Support Department of [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio’s government spending projected to rise significantly in 2022

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 October 2021: As Sierra Leone government’s debt reaches record level for a post-war administration, and the economy sliding fast into deeper quagmire with prices of basic consumer items running at over 20% and unemployment at its worse since president Bio took office in 2018, there are [Read More]

Economy & Business

Is Sierra Leone back to the IMF with a begging bowl?

Yankuba G Kai-Samba: Siera Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2021: Since I do not know and I believe my fellow citizens in Sierra Leone don’t know the reason for which president Bio held a meeting with world Bank and IMF officials this week, it’s reasonable to suggest that his visit to [Read More]

Economy & Business

Gabon’s President Bongo makes the case for inclusive energy transition from fossil fuel – Op ed

African Energy Chamber: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2021: Ahead of African Energy Week organized by the African Energy Chamber in partnership with South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, we examine the work of President Ali Bongo on an inclusive energy transition. It describes the status of his [Read More]

Economy & Business

Uganda’s last-mile connectivity increases electricity access to rural communities

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2021: With support from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and other partners, the Ugandan government has launched the last-mile connectivity component under the Uganda Rural Electricity Access Project in Iganga in the eastern Luuka District. The objective of the project is to provide reliable and [Read More]