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  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • The foundation stone of the elegant Law Courts in Freetown’s central business district dates the building at December 15, 1910.

    SIERRA LEONE, 2016/12/11 From highlighting its natural beauty and welcoming culture to its rich soils and huge untapped business potential, Sierra Leone is encouraging tourists and investors approaching and discover West Africa’s peaceful and stable ‘hidden paradise’. Sierra Leone stands out as an internationally lauded bastion of religious tolerance in a region where nations such as Nigeria, Mali and the Central African Republic have fallen prey to religious tensions and conflict marring their development. The West African country takes its religious tolerance seriously and relations between the faithful of the two major religions, Islam and Christianity, inclunding people with other indigenous beliefs, are not only respectful, but sometimes believers follow additional than one faith. It is not unheard of to find a Sierra Leonean who identifies as Muslim, but as well believes in Christianity, and known locally as a “ChrisMus”.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • AFCON 2015: Ivorian coach Renard names squad Sierra Leone match

    ABIDJAN, 2014/08/31 The Ivorian national football coach, Hervé Renard, on Thursday released the inventory of 26 players invited to prepare for the 6 September qualifying match for the African Cup of Nations 2015 (AFCON) against Sierra Leone. Ivorian squad: Goalkeepers: Gbohouo Sylvain (Séwé Sport, Cote d' Ivoire), Barry Boubacar (Lokeren, Belgium), Mandé Sayouba (Stabaek, Norway), Defenders: Aurier Serge (Toulouse, France), Akpa Akpro Jean Daniel (Toulouse, France ), Djakpa Constant (Frankfurt, Germany ), Ousmane Ouattara (Séwé Sport, Cote d'Ivoire), Dja Djédjé (OM, France), Franck Kessié (Stella club, Cote d'Ivoire), Benjamin Angoua (Guigang, France), Lamine Koné (Lorient, France), Boka Arthur (Malaga, Spain),
  • John Kerry congratulates Sierra Leone on Independence Day

    UNITED STATES, 2014/04/28 US Secretary of National John Kerry has congratulated Sierra Leone on 53rd Independence celebrations which falls on Sunday saying he is profoundly aware that Sierra Leone is becoming one of Africa’s greatest success stories. In a message released on Saturday by the US National Department, he said at the same time as he was Senator from Massachusetts, the suffering of Sierra Leone was not just an issue on the Foreign Relations Committee but it became personal because his national became a haven to so a lot of Sierra Leoneans fleeing violence and grievous wounds. 'I came to know children who had lost parents and parents who had carried on next losing their children. They dreamed of a day at the same time as their home would be peaceful again,' the message said.
  • SMEs providing essential services and rebuilding the nation’s economy

    LIBERIA, 2014/03/16 Small businesses are said to be the backbone of most economies, but in post-conflict economies which have endured decades of war, the role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is even better in job creation, providing essential services and rebuilding the country’s economy. Most businesses face difficulties accessing financing from banks because of lack of collateral. Established in 2010, the West Africa Venture Fund (WAVF) is investing in high-increase SMEs in Liberia and Sierra Leone to help kick-start the private sector. Liberia went through two civil wars – from 1989-1996 and 1999-2003 – which left the country of 4.2m people devastated. Neighbouring Sierra Leone as well endured a decade-long ruinous civil war from 1991-2002.
  • Sierra Leone: 'No Prosperity Without Innovative Citizens'

    SIERRA LEONE, 2013/11/17 President Ernest Bai Koroma has said that Sierra Leone cannot grow without being environmentally friendly, and that prosperity can only be completed with innovative citizens. The president made this statement while opening a three-day multi-sectoral consultative dialogue conference on science and technology and associated innovative processes needed to support the transformation of agriculture, fisheries and industrial development in Sierra Leone, at the Bintumani conference centre in Freetown. He said with the enormous water resources and vast stretch of arable land, Sierra Leone is a prime candidate for development and industrial increase propelled by the agricultural sector.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.