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Sierra Leone News: 55% drop in Business travelers in 2014

Friday, March 20th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: 55% drop in Business  travelers in 2014

Records from the National Tourist Board showing arrivals of travellers through the Lungi International Airport indicate there was a drastic drop in business visitors to the country in 2014. This was the biggest drop across all categories of flight passengers to the country. In 2013 there were 34,821 flight passengers who came into the country[…]

Sierra Leone News: Government of Sierra Leone and World Bank Group hold Energy Sector Review Mission

Friday, March 20th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Government of Sierra Leone and World Bank Group hold Energy Sector Review Mission

The Government of Sierra Leone and its Energy Sector Counterparts from the World Bank Group started a mission Monday March 16, 2015, with the aim of holding discussions with the Government on energy sector priorities and reviewing the performance of the Bank’s portfolio of projects currently under implementation. Kaifala Marah, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance[…]

Sierra Leone News: NICK MAGBA WARRELL, CEO OF BLUE HORIZON MINING, SIERRA LEONE awarded ‘Best CEO in the Mining Industry for 2015′

Friday, March 20th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: NICK MAGBA WARRELL, CEO OF BLUE HORIZON MINING, SIERRA LEONE    awarded ‘Best CEO in the Mining Industry for 2015′

Nick Magba Warrell CEO of Blue Horizon Mining (SL) Limited has been chosen as the ‘Best CEO in the Mining Industry for 2015′ from over one hundred CEO’s globally in this year’s prestigious awards in London by World News Media. The criteria for this year’s award were for 1. Outstanding leadership in challenging environments.  2.[…]

Sierra Leone News: SISG’s Court order cripples African Minerals

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: SISG’s Court order cripples African Minerals

The Chinese Shandong Iron and Steel Group (SISG) which owns 25% shares in African Minerals last week Thursday 26th February obtained two High Court (Sierra Leone,) orders the first of which could force the company into bankruptcy, and the second which prevents the miner from entering bankruptcy thus effectively crippling its operations. On Thursday 26th[…]

Sierra Leone News: BA flights to Sierra Leone still on hold

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: BA flights to Sierra Leone still on hold

There has not been any change to British Airways’ decision to suspend direct flights to Sierra Leone since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the country last year, the British Parliament was told on Monday. Nick Harvey, a Liberal Democrat MP, had asked the Secretary of State for Transport what “recent discussions he has[…]

Sierra Leone News: Timis unit ordered to halt $1bn Burkina Faso mine

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Timis unit ordered to halt $1bn Burkina Faso mine

Burkina Faso told a unit of Timis Mining Corp. to stop production while it reviews the permit that was granted to the company to develop the Tambao manganese deposit, one of the world’s largest of the metal, at a cost of $1 billion. The government hasn’t revoked the permit of Pan African Minerals, the unit,[…]

Sierra Leone News: Rutile falls but Sierra Rutile tops 2014 production

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Sierra Leone News: Rutile falls but Sierra Rutile tops 2014  production

Of the five (iron ore, diamonds, rutile ilmenite, zircon and bauxite) heavily mined minerals in Sierra Leone only two (ilmenite and zircon) were able to meet their target for 2014. For the period January to November 2014 African Minerals which targeted 17million DMT, (17,036,974) was only able to produce 15,680,531, which is 1,356,443 less than[…]

Sierra Leone News: US-Energy Company Announces Plans to Implement Renewable energy Projects throughout Sierra Leone

Friday, March 13th, 2015

New Generation Power International (NGPI), a global independent power producer, met with Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Energy in Chicago to announce plans to deliver multiple utility-scale power generation facilities throughout the West-African country. Roughly 80 percent of Sierra Leone citizens lack access to electricity. Once completed, these projects would deliver clean, reliable and affordable[…]

Sierra Leone News: Parliament terminates Sierratel’s gateway monopoly

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Parliament past Friday 6 March 2015 passed in to law the Telecommunication Amendment Act 2015. The amendment Act is being an act to terminate the monopoly enjoyed by the Sierra Leone Telecommunication (Sierratel) Company in the operation of the international Gateway and for other related matters. Introducing the bill in parliament, the Deputy Attorney General[…]

Sierra Leone News: West African economies feeling ripple effects of Ebola, says UN

Friday, March 13th, 2015

New study calls for preparedness in West African nations, regional approach to stop, treat and help recover West African nations that experienced low or zero incidence of Ebola have already been affected by the Ebola crisis because of their deep connections with the three most affected countries, according to a new UN report released here[…]