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Orange reinforces its cable connectivity on the West African Coast

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 September 2018: The partnership between Orange and MainOne Company will provide for the construction and installation of two new branches and stations Orange and MainOne Cable Company are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in the...

How Djibouti like Zambia is about to lose its port to China

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 13 September 2018: Beijing’s cumulative loans to Africa since 2000 amounted to $124-billion by 2016, according to figures compiled by the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI). Djibouti is projected to take on public debt worth around 88 percent of the country’s overall $1.72 billion GDP, with China owning...

Sierra Leone is now open for business – president Bio tells investors

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 11 September 2018: President Julius Maada Bio wooed investors at the opening ceremony of the 4th Investing in Africa Forum held in Changsha, Hunan Province, where he told business leaders that Sierra Leone is now open for Business. Addressing hundreds of participants across Africa, China, Europe, United...

Sierra Leone government allocates Le43 Billion for school fees

Mousa E. Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2018: As the Free and Quality Education programme starts on September 17th, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Basic and Senior Education, Brima Michael Turay has revealed that the Ministry of Finance has allocated forty three billion Leones as school...

Farming is the way to food security for Sierra Leone – says local farmer Isatu Sesay

Lansana Fofanah: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 September 2018: For 60-year-old madam Isatu Sesay, the earth is like a woman; whatever you give it, it gives you back in manifold – although it may take a little while. That is her main reason for investing in rice farming, she says. The...

Africa must leverage youth capacities for the fight against corruption – says Ben Kaifala

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 September 2018: Taking the message and the fight against corruption to the youths of Africa has not been easy and will continue to be one of the greatest challenges facing this generation. But it is a message that must be embraced, and a fight that must...

When interest on debt grows without rain, borrowers become slaves to the lender

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone telegraph: 5 September 2018: It is no secret that Africa is set to become the next global battle ground for western commercial interests.  Many people have translated this new economic genre that is about to be unleashed on Africa as the second Scramble for Africa. Interestingly,...

Sierra Leone’s free quality education programme – how prepared are schools?

Mousa E. Massaquoi: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 September 2018: Sierra Leone was once the centre for quality education in Anglophone West Africa. Known as the Athens of West Africa, the country has witnessed a steady decline in the provision of good standards of quality education. This has immensely affected the...

Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2018: After a foreign kickstart, African investors and regulators have to take over the lead in shaping the continent’s sustainable energy future For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African...

Could the future of food in the world depend on what Africa does with agriculture?

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 September 2018: Addressing a standing room only crowd of global agriculture experts at the FAO headquarters in Rome, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, says the answer is a resounding yes. Akinwumi Adesina believes Africa does not need...