Since acquiring bmi just over a year ago, British Airways has substantially increased its African network adding three additional destinations and 20 more services.
In West Africa it started flying three times a week to Sierra Leone and Liberia. The new flights to these fast-growing regional economies are in addition to the well-established West-African routes in Ghana and Nigeria.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development led by the Public Financial Management Reform Unit has held a stakeholders consultation on the Draft PFM Reform Strategy 2014 on Friday 17th May 2013 at the Conference room of the Ministry of Finance.
Every year, for the past 35 years, the World Bank has published the World Development Indicators, a fine collection of data on developing countries. The just-released 2013 issue of "the WDI" is unusually telling. Deep into the report, there is a table that shows the status and the evolution of extreme poverty, that is, of people who live with 1.25 dollars a day or less. Think about it: $1.25 a day.
Written by Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Information Attaché Saudi Arabia reports from Dubai
Monday, 08 April 2013 05:57
Sierra Leone’s President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan last Sunday, 31st March, 2013 discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation for economic development between the two countries.
Written by Mohammed Legally-Cole, EXPO TIMES, Banjul
Friday, 04 September 2009 19:11
Banking and other financial institutions in West Africa have been castigated for not helping alleviate the plight of youths in the sub-region. Youth delegates converging in The Gambian capital of Banjul for the second edition of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Youth Forum have lamented about difficulties in accessing funds to support youth entrepreneurship.
1st National WASH Conference: Position Statement from the Children and Youth Forum
Family Kingdom, 22nd May 2013: We, the members of the Youth and Children’s Forum, representing children and youth across Sierra Leone, participating at the 1st National WASH Conference, we say a very big thank you to whosoever has been part of this planning process and more specifically to UNICEF, WaterAid, Adam Smith and WASH-Net for making our presence felt as young people.
The Freetown Court No.3 on May 6, 2013, charged Kasho Cole and Ibrahim Samura, Managing Editor and editor respectively of privately-owned Prime Newspaper, on eight counts of offences including criminal defamation for allegedly publishing an article about Lawyer Adekule King, an employee of the National Petroleum Directorate.
National security is a crucial element in sustaining good governance. A nation that effectively sustains her national security stands the chances of making gains in terms of socio-economic development. For instance, when you have dozens of foreign and national investment opportunities, it is only when national security is guaranteed that such investments can flourish. Countries like China, Japan and even the world power, the United States, have all tend to reach their apex of development due to a number of reasons, amongst them their ability to maintain their internal security. But sustaining and maintaining state security involves the collective role of citizens. And it is only when we respect the law by abiding to what law enforcement agencies say that we can achieve what we wish to. I would prefer a country without a participatory form of democracy that one with a force police.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Ms. Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi visited Freetown during May 8–21 to carry out discussions for the 2013 Article IV consultation and for a three-year economic and financial program that could be supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission held discussions with Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kaifala Marah; Central Bank Governor, Sheku Sesay; members of Parliament; representatives of the business community; development partners; and other senior officials.
Foreign Minister inspects embassy project site in Addis Ababa
Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara on 24th May 2013 took a conducted tour to assess the progress in the work at the Sierra Leone Embassy project site in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
On 12 May 2013 the Panamax vessel, MV ALAM PESONA, left Freetown Harbour carrying over 83,000 tonnes of London Mining’s iron ore concentrate, the largest quantity ever to have been loaded in the harbour, vindicating the decision by the Sierra Leone Ports Authority (SLPA) to authorize additional draft at the port. Sailing at a tide of 3.60 metres and a draft of 14 metres, the vessel exceeded the SLPA’s previously recognised draft at the harbour by nearly 10%.