Economy & Business

Western Africa oil, gas & energy 2014

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 March 2014: The impact of Africa’s expanding oil industry on the global economy is fast becoming difficult to ignore, especially with the emergence of new oil fields along the West African coastline. The importance of the industry will be showcased next month in Namibia, when leading [Read More]

Economy & Business

$870m for Africa’s biggest wind power energy project

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 March 2014 Africa’s economic progress very much depends on its ability to transform its natural resources into globally marketable commodities. But without electricity, the continent’s dream of a better standard of living for its people will continue to be unrealised. The good news however, is [Read More]

Economy & Business

Counting the cost of Africa’s infrastructure needs

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 10 March 2014 Since the start of the global recession in 2007, doubts have been expressed as to whether African economies can weather the storm, and the impact the recession could have on the continent’s infrastructure development and growth. Whilst several African countries, especially those economies [Read More]

Economy & Business

$18 million dollar solar park for Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 4 February 2014 Six megawatts of electricity may be a drop in the ocean for a country whose non-industrial consumer needs is estimated at 500 megawatt (MW). But for Sierra Leone, where every watt of electricity produced, can make the difference between life and death, an [Read More]

Economy & Business

Gender equality is smart economics – says new World Bank Report

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 26 September 2013: “The ideal of equality before the law and equality of economic opportunity isn’t just wise social policy. It is smart economic policy,” says World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “When women and men participate in economic life on an equal footing, they can [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s GDP to grow by 13% in 2013 – says IMF

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 16 September 2013 The latest report of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published last Friday, says that Sierra Leone’s economy will grow by 13% in 2013, falling two percentage points from the 15% economic growth achieved in 2012. And with African Minerals Ltd., – Sierra Leone’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone’s mining revenue policy in focus

Teddy Foday-Musa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 September 2013: Reports of the suspension of Sierra Leone by the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Board, was greeted with disappointment and dissatisfaction by the people of Sierra Leone as well as the Government. The decision was made, “following the submission of Sierra Leone’s [Read More]

Economy & Business

Good reasons why investors should choose Sierra Leone

John Baimba Sesay – China The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 24 August 2013 Sierra Leone’s development is now at a major transformational stage, thanks to our readiness for change, as a people. From once a country in an era of war, political instability, corruption-ridden,  to one  that pushed  towards change some [Read More]

Economy & Business

Sierra Leone looks for solution to its 70% high youth unemployment

The Sierra Leone Telegraph: 1 August 2013 Sierra Leone has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in sub-saharan Africa. Despite the implementation of various initiatives costing millions of dollars, aimed at the rehabilitation and training of young people into employment, unemployment in Sierra Leone remains intractably high, at over [Read More]