Tag: West Africa

Empowering women lies at the centre of controlling population growth in Africa

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 21 September 2018: Population growth is a controversial topic in Africa because it’s been linked with colonial and racist policies in the past. Now that human rights are at the centre of the conversation about family planning, it’s time to address the issue, argues Alex Ezeh in...

“The status quo must change” – says African Development Bank’s chief

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: “No country can possibly move forward in the 21st century if it leaves half of its talent on the sidelines,” African Development President, Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the launch of FinDev Canada, in Montreal, while making the Bank’s case for supporting women. FinDev...

Why inquiry into corruption in South Africa needs to act with urgency

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 18 September 2018: As the people of Sierra Leone eagerly await the formation of a judge-led commission of inquiry into corruption in the former APC government, recently proposed in a Bill to the Houses of parliament by the newly elected president Julius Maada Bio, in South Africa...

Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 September 2018: Forty-nine of Africa’s 55 countries have signed the framework for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free and unfettered movement of businesspeople and investments. When at least 22 countries ratify it, the...

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...