Heads of state and other global leaders joined more than 3,000 scientists, health professionals and advocates from over 120 countries in the opening ceremony of the third International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP 2013). ICFP 2013 is the largest-ever meeting focused on expanding access to family planning and contraception as a core pillar of [...]
Following a Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP) in 2006, conducted by the World Bank, the financial system of Sierra Leone was widely considered to have institutional, administrative, legal and logistical challenges. This was manifested through the high lending rates which ranged between 25-31 percent and insufficient and uneven distribution to the [...]
By Eastina Taylor
The African Union Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communications and Internet Society has commenced a two day capacity building workshop at the Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown, to support the establishment of an internet exchange point in Sierra Leone.
According to the African Union Commission representative, Moses [...]
The lack of efficient infrastructure is a major obstacle to doing business in West Africa
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, October 30, a US$ 20 million equity investment in ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund (ARMHIF). ARMHIF is a new infrastructure private equity fund based in Nigeria with a [...]
Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980
Zimbabwe’s highest court has declared unconstitutional a law which makes it a crime to insult the president.
Prosecutors should not be overzealous about charging people who comment about President Robert Mugabe “in drinking halls and other social places”, the Constitutional Court said.
At least [...]
By Joana Mantey
A project to light up rural Liberia with solar lamps is expected to benefit more than 200,000 people in four years time.
Originator of the project, Richard Berky of the Liberia Energy Network (LEN), was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia in the 60′s. He said [...]
By Ralph Ese’Donnu Sawyerr
ECOWAS Ministers of Trade in the ECOWAS Member States over the weekend met at the NOVOTEL Hotel, in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, for the Validation of the Draft Regional Strategic Framework and Policy for ECOWAS Private Sector Development (RS-PSD) and the outline for ECOWAS Business Council.
Sierra Leone was [...]
By Ralph Ese’Donnu Sawyerr
President Macky Sall of Senegal will today Friday October 25th 2013 host ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government for AN EXTRA-ORDINARY SESSION of the 15 Member States at the King FAHD Hotel, in Dakar.
Sierra Leone’s delegation to the Summit, will be led by the Minister of Foreign [...]