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IMF Mission Statement on Sierra Leone

2014-04-17 17:06:33

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Freetown during March 17-April 1, 2014 for the first review of Sierra Leone’s program supported by the IMF through the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission met with the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Kaifala Marah; the Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Mr. Sheku Sesay (photo); other senior officials of the government and the central bank, representatives of the business community and civil society, and (...)Read the full story »

40th Day Ceremony

14 April 2007
Dear all, I am pleased to invite you to the 40th day ceremony in memory of my late elder brother, Umarr Bayraytay(photo), who passed away in Freetown, Sierra Leone on March 4th, 2007. The event will be to offer prayers in honour of Umarr so that God Almighty can grant him mercy. It will take place at 105 Dolores Road in North York (Jane and Wilson) on Sunday, April 15th at 2:00pm. Please feel free to call 416-248-6324, 647-436-7270, 647-219-7121, 416-320-3376 or 647-219-7121 for further (...)

PMDC-USA Welcomes Dr. Ibrahim Tejan-Jalloh

13 April 2007
Press Release. Date: April 12, 2007 The General Assembly and the National Executive Council (NEC) of PMDC-USA, extend profound congratulations to Mr. Charles F. Margai, leader and presidential candidate and his newly appointed running mate, Dr. Ibrahim I. Tejan-Jalloh(photo) of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC). Charles Francis Margai has demonstrated insightful leadership in the appointment of Dr. I.I. Tejan-Jalloh. Dr. I.I. Tejan-Jalloh’s background (...)

200,000 Homes for Sierra Leone

13 April 2007
Public Statement Fellow Sierra Leoneans: We are anxious country men and women determined to make a significant contribution to the rebuilding and revitalization of our beloved country. Our company, Trade, Intercontinental Development Enterprises/Services (TIDES) a Delaware Corporation, plans to build homes in three master planned communities in the northern, eastern and southern provinces of the country (in the Mile 47/River Rokel axis - (Port Loko-North); the splendid Sulima Beach (...)

Dual Citizenship becomes effective in Sierra Leone

11 April 2007
Sierra Leone Network Media Release. Contact: Dr. Michel Sho-Sawyer Director of Public Relations The Sierra Leone Network E-Mail: Sierra Leone’s President recently signed the Dual Citizenship bill into law. This bill allows Sierra Leoneans who have acquired the citizenship of another country to retain or reinstate their Sierra Leonean citizenship. The parliament of Sierra Leone passed the amendments to the 1973 Citizenship Act in November 2006, (...)

YSLI’s Great Maryland Banquet

9 April 2007
The Maryland Chapter of Youth for Sierra Leone Improvement (YSLI) had their first annual banquet in Silver Springs, MD on Saturday March 31st. It was overall a great success for both the attendees and the organizers. The theme for this banquet was “Footsteps to Achievement,” with making a difference in education and democratic awareness through Sierra Leone youths as a sub-theme. The event was attended by who is who in the community to support such vibrant youth movement. The (...)

Aureol Crisis: FBC Lecturers on the warpath

8 April 2007
By Abu B. Shaw. The imbroglio currently brewing between lecturers and the authorities of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, is seemingly far from over. Fourah Bay College students, the innocent victims of the fracas, have lost count of the number of times the university authorities have promised the lecturers to resolve the financial and other problems that refused to go away at the university. The lecturers, represented by the Academic Staff Association (ASA) of FBC, have (...)

Tribute to a fallen Comrade

6 April 2007
By Komkanda Bangura. Mohamed Pateh Barrie, former teacher at the School of International Studies at Meadowbrook, VA, was laid to rest on March 31, 2007 at the Rasheed Family Islamic Cemetary, Suffolk, Virginia. Barrie had a tragic car accident in the early hours of Saturday March 17, 2007, as he was driving home. His body was discovered a week later, 100 ft from the scene of the accident. He was reported missing on March 18, 2007. Barrie was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, (...)

Fear Grips SLPP as APC Re-Unites

by Gibril Koroma - 6 April 2007
According to usually very reliable sources in Freetown,fear has gripped the top leadership of the ruling SLPP after the official announcement this week by APC Secretary General Victor Foh that peace has now returned to his party which, translated, means all court cases pending between APC members are now null and void. This also means former litigants like Mohamed Bangura, Serry Kamal and Eddie Turay are now firmly back in the APC fold, ready to help galvanise the masses in favour of their (...)

Sierra Leone: Problems with Voter Registration Figures Highlighted.

5 April 2007
The recent release of the voter registration figures by Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission has expectedly provoked intense scrutiny and comments from Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad. One of these commentators is Mr. Olu Beckley, who resides in Virginia, USA. Mr. Beckley has noted a lot of flaws in the report submitted for public consumption by NEC and wonders whether somebody somewhere is not trying to play games with the destiny of the people of Sierra Leone. We publish (...)

UN statement on the voters registration

3 April 2007
The Executive Representative of the Secretary-General, on behalf of the United Nations system, welcomes the announcement on 30 March by the National Electoral Commission of the results of the registration of voters. The quality of the registration is a critical element of the overall credibility of the 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections. In this context, the United Nations notes the high level of participation by Sierra Leoneans, men and women. Over 2.6 million voters have (...)

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Tax Incentives and the Suffering Masses of Sierra Leone

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

This week, we look at tax incentives offered to foreign mining and agribusiness companies operating in Sierra Leone. A report, released today by the international NGO, Christian Aid, has bad news (...)


Comparing South Africa and Nigeria

By Mekki Elmograbi, Sudan. It is widely well known that the economy of South Africa is the strongest among African economies but some economists say that Nigeria, "not South Africa", is the (...)