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Sierra Leone News: SLEITI trains oil & gas and mining companies on reporting template

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The Sierra Leone Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (SLEITI) on Thursday 20th July 2017 held a training session with oil, gas, exploration and mining companies on beneficial ownership declaration forms and how to complete the 7th SLEITI report for the fiscal year 2015/16 reporting template. Giving an overview of the training, the National Coordinator of (SLEITI),[…]

Sierra Leone News: Macroeconomic instability, growth burden and policy gaps

Friday, July 21st, 2017

According to the IMF Resident Representative, Dr. Iyabo Masha, financing of large infrastructural projects should take cognizance of the need to maintain debt sustainability. “While the need to invest in large infrastructural projects to improve the economy’s growth prospects is recognized, this needs to be done in a way that does not create a risk[…]

Sierra Leone Entertainment: STAR ZEE MEETS EMMERSON IN “TELL ME WANTEM” SONG

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone Entertainment: STAR ZEE MEETS EMMERSON IN “TELL ME WANTEM” SONG

It could be recalled that Sierra Leone’s legendary female rapper STAR ZEE had an unexpected joint collaboration with social commentator EMMERSON during her birthday celebration few weeks ago in the nation’s capital Freetown . The news went all over social media the following day informing fans about the unplanned song the two stars did together[…]

Sierra Leone News: $30m financing agreement approved

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: $30m financing agreement approved

Members of Parliament, yesterday, unanimously enacted $30 million USD Financing Agreement (Productivity and Transparency support credit) between Sierra Leone and International Development Association (IDA). The decision was reached by a total of 56 MPs including 37 from the ruling All People’s Congress, 13 from the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party and 6 Paramount Chief[…]

Sierra Leone News: 30 Sierra Leoneans arrive in China for training

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: 30 Sierra Leoneans arrive in China for training

Thirty Sierra Leoneans arrived in China for a three-week training on Urbanization Construction Management, organized by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, on Tuesday 18 July 2017. The training session will be held in Hefei city, Anhui Province. The newly arrived 30 participants are drawn from different ministries, departments, and agencies including ministries of agriculture and[…]

Sierra Leone News: War Crimes & Justice

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: War Crimes & Justice

The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) accomplished an incredible feat in convicting those most responsible for the atrocities of the Civil War (1990-2002). Their Court decisions did not bring back the many innocents who died or repair the trauma so many endured amidst the fighting, but from what I’ve read it did provide some[…]

Sierra Leone News: Bank Governor goes through Parliament

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Bank Governor goes through Parliament

Members of Parliament (MPs), yesterday, unanimously approved the Presidential nominee, Patrick Saidu Conteh, as the new Bank Governor of Sierra Leone. A total of 56 MPs including 37 from the ruling All Peoples Congress, 13 from the Sierra Leone Peoples Party and 6 Paramount Chief Members of Parliament approved Conteh after going through his educational[…]

Sierra Leone News: Sea Coach Express unveils 80 seater boat

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Sea Coach Express unveils 80 seater boat

Sea Coach Express water taxi at Aberdeen Bridge Terminal in Freetown over the weekend unveiled one of two modern 80 seater boat furnished with air conditioners, toilet facilities, Plasma Tv sets and Free Wi-Fi to address the growing demand for sea transport passengers. The 80 seater boat was recently procured by Sea Coach Express to[…]

Sierra Leone News: No referendum on NEC timeline

Friday, July 21st, 2017

In February, when the announcement for the presidential and other elections were made, the President also announced that as the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) had concluded their work, and the government will be having a referendum in September, a few months before the general elections. But this will not happen. The National Electoral Commission (NEC)[…]

Sierra Leone News: Changing cultural practices modernises the Judiciary

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Women wearing trousers, sleeveless outfits or not wearing a head cover were prevented from entering the Court and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Dictating what women wear in Court is a long-standing, cultural tradition. On Thursday 13 July 2017, the judiciary clarified to Court security that women wearing trousers or have their heads uncovered are[…]