News

  • Sierra Leone sacked VP returns home this week

    By Umaru Fofana

    The sacked Vice President of Sierra Leone, Samuel Sam-Sumana returns home on Thursday 13 April 2017 to register to vote in presidential and legislative elections scheduled for March next year.

  • Sierra Leone makes inroads over Polio but challenges remain

    By Kemo Cham

    Official figures are yet to come out but health authorities are hopeful that the latest mass polio immunisation campaign in Sierra Leone will break new grounds in terms of coverage.

  • Sierra Leone drops in Human Development

    By Kemo Cham

    Sierra Leone has been ranked amongst the worst performers in the 2016 Global Human Development Report (GHDR), notably falling three places from the previous year in the Human Development Index (HDI).

  • Sierra Leone government urged to show commitment to electoral process

    By Kemo Cham
    A civil society umbrella group has urged the Sierra Leone government to demonstrate commitment to the country’s electoral process amidst concern of a possible delay in next year’s much anticipated poll.

  • Sierra Leone sacks House Majority Leader

    By Kemo Cham

    The governing All People’s Congress (APC) party of Sierra Leone has sacked its leader in parliament in a move attributed to his presidential ambition.

Business

  • Reports slam Sierra Leone tax authority over Le 17.4 billion in revenue losses 

    By Tanu Jalloh

    Budget Advocacy Network (BAN), supported by National Endowment for Democracy, has released its analyses of Sierra Leone’s Audit Service reports on the activities of the country’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) for 2011 and 2014.

  • ‘Made in Sierra Leone’

    By Tanu Jalloh

    Very soon Sierra Leone will have, as a policy directive or legislation, some incentives to boost local production and introduce trade regulations that encourage consumers to patronise goods manufactured in country - ‘Made in Salone’.  

  • Risks amidst strong mining outlook for Sierra Leone

    By Tanu Jalloh

    In its latest risk and industry analysis BMI Research, based in London, has revealed that Sierra Leone has further cemented the West African region’s strong mining outlook after Shandong’s planned investment of $700 million.

    It however warned of a danger that ore prices could moderate by end of this year or early next year which could even put the whole investment at risk, possibly a blow that could weaken “an economy that has only recently started recovering from the Ebola crisis.” 

  • Sierra Leone introduces huge cuts to tackle economic slowdown 

    By Tanu Jalloh

    Sierra Leone on Monday introduced tough new measures including massive cuts in a bid to tackle the current economic crisis in the country. 

    The announcement, which followed an emergency cabinet meeting, also proposed stern measures that will force “all business outfits to pay outstanding arrears of taxes within 30 days”.

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