Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government opens access to national economic data

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 February 2020: Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the Bank of Sierra Leone, Statistics Sierra Leone and the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation last Thursday launched the Sierra Leone Economic Data Analytics website. The website was launched by Deputy Minister of Finance – [Read More]

Economy & Business

Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 January 2020: For the first time in a decade, investment expenditure rather than consumption, accounts for more than half of Africa’s GDP growth, according to the Africam Economic Outlook Report published today by the African Development Bank in Ivory Coast . The report calls for urgent [Read More]

Economy & Business

The Gambia on target to reduce malnutrition – says new report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 January 2020: The economy of The Gambia is losing 3.96 billion Gambian Dalasi (US$83 million) a year – about 5.1 percent of the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP), due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study released in Banjul today. The [Read More]

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Sierra Leone jumps 10 places up in the 2019 global corruption ranking

Patrick Sandi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2020: Sierra Leone has progressed ten places upwards in Transparency International’s Global Corruption Ranking, moving from 129 in 2018, to 119 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2019 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI). (Photo above: Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Czar – Francis [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone government failed to woo investors at UK – Africa investment summit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 January 2020: The UK – Africa Investment Summit is over, the leaders have returned home; and the focus now is on world leaders meeting in Davos at the World Economic Forum. But the dust is yet to settle in London, as African countries begin to count [Read More]

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Head of African Development Bank – Adesina speaks at the UK-Africa Investment Summit

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2020: Good morning everyone! It’s a pleasure to join you at this special side event organized as part of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me congratulate the organizers, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa [Read More]

Economy & Business

My government will diversify Sierra Leone’s economy – says president Bio at London Summit

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 January 2020: President Dr Julius Maada Bio yesterday, assured investors at the UK-Africa Summit in London that his government is determined to diversify Sierra Leone’s economy, and guarantee a business-friendly ecosystem with a win-win outcome for potential investors. Sierra Leone is highly dependent on mineral exports, [Read More]

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African tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: The United Kingdom’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport has launched a scheme to develop next generation African business start-ups. Application process is underway as government ministers and business leaders attend the first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London. Africa has a fast-growing [Read More]

Economy & Business

British Prime Minister hosts first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 20 January 2020: Prime Minister Boris Johnson is calling for the UK to be the ‘investment partner of choice’ for African countries, The UK-Africa Investment Summit in London is expected to generate new opportunities in Africa for businesses across the UK. The UK he said has unique [Read More]