Economy & Business

Johnson & Johnson announces winners of champions of science Africa Innovation Challenge

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2019: Johnson & Johnson today announced the winners of the Champions of Science Africa Innovation Challenge 2, at the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) in Cape Town, South Africa. The six winning businesses and programs offer bold, entrepreneurial approaches to tackling major healthcare [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s anti-corruption avant-garde

Abayomi Tejan: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2019: President Julius Maada Bio has dared his government and public servants; there will be no more safe haven for those who steal government money. And fortune seems to be in his favour. This is Sierra Leone’s first and last opportunity to do [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s exchange rate debacle – a new policy approach is needed

Sammy D. Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 September 2019: It seems that whenever an economy is in problems, the citizens enrol in a mandatory economics class. The class of 2019 describes a citizenry in search of a better narrative as they grapple with the daily challenges of living, for ours [Read More]

Economy & Business

IOM Private Agribusiness to promote youth employment in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 September 2019: It’s been more than 15 years since the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war – and later a devastating Ebola outbreak – both of which combined to make an underperforming economy difficult to revive. Sierra Leone has one of the highest youth unemployment rates [Read More]

Economy & Business

Japanese firm to create 3,000 jobs in Sierra Leone pineapple production

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 September 2019: The government of Sierra Leone has won a major foreign direct investment deal with a Japanese company – ITOCHU Corporation, who has agreed to establish a pineapple farm and processing plant in Sierra Leone. The first phase of this development will cost around US$40 [Read More]

Economy & Business

Japan promises investments for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 August 2019: The vice president of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Koshikawa Kazuhiko, yesterday, pledged investment support for the government of Sierra Leone, at a meeting held with president Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone. President Bio is attending the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African [Read More]

Economy & Business

President Bio is in Japan – what will he bring back home?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2019: Sierra Leone’s president Julius Maada Bio is in Japan to attend the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) in Yokohama, after much criticisms from the opposition and the media about the excessive cost of travelling of his government officials. (Photo above: President [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone must go back to the drawing board to fix its economy

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 August 2019: It is an undeniable fact, that Sierra Leone is a rich country; but also paradoxically true that it is one of the poorest countries in the world. If such an illogical logic is anything to go by, how come we are where, [Read More]

Economy & Business

Rebuilding a sustainable city of Freetown – a rejoinder

Dr. Samuel Ofori Onwona: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 August 2019: Why is Sierra Leone delaying the Tripartite Investment Programme (TIP)? The African Development Bank worked with former President Ernest Bai Koroma to host an international conference on the Tripartite Investment Programme. Seven Potential investors attended the conference and registered interest [Read More]