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Total keeps pace of divestments with asset sales in Brunei, Sierra Leone and Liberia
07-04-2020 | 09:25:00
In line with its strategy of actively managing its asset portfolio and its objective to divest 5 B$ on years 2019-2020, Total is pursuing the divestments of several non-core assets in both Exploration-Production in Brunei, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Sierra Leone to receive $7.5 million from World Bank for COVID-19 response
06-04-2020 | 08:36:00
The World Bank approved a $7.5 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to help Sierra Leone respond to the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Andersen Global premieres in Sierra Leone
28-02-2020 | 07:22:00
Andersen Global is strengthening its presence in West Africa with a Collaboration Agreement with Freetown-based legal firm Fornah-Sesay, Cummings, Showers & Co., FCS Legal, in Sierra Leone.
AfDB allocates €1.2 million to train policymakers in boosting mining revenues in 8 African countries
17-01-2020 | 07:41:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has allocated a €1.2 million grant to provide training to help resource-rich countries improve their mining revenues in Africa.
UK aid to help build green cities across Africa with quality infrastructure
15-01-2020 | 11:25:53
The International Development Secretary pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future, so the continent can continue to thrive and reach its economic potential.
OPEC Fund signs US$85m loan agreements for 4 African countries
24-10-2019 | 06:55:00
The OPEC Fund Director-General Dr Alkhalifa signed a public sector loan agreements totaling US$85m with beneficiary countries Benin, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone government and Sherbro Alliance Partners collaborate to establish economic city
02-10-2019 | 08:35:00
The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) and Sherbro Alliance Partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a strategic partnership for the development of a new charter city.
USTDA feasibility study to support minigrid development in Sierra Leone
10-09-2019 | 10:28:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to the Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone for a feasibility study to provide the technical and financial analysis necessary to implement approximately 45 minigrids in Sierra Leone.
IFC partners with ITOCHU to develop largest pineapple processing facility in Sierra Leone
28-08-2019 | 12:46:00
IFC has signed a deal with ITOCHU Corporation and its subsidiary Sierra Tropical Ltd. to develop the largest pineapple producing and processing facility in the Republic of Sierra Leone,
[Sierra Leone] Hammer Wireless completes construction of its first network deployment in Freetown
13-08-2019 | 06:03:11
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp’s has announced that its subsidiary in Sierra Leone, Hammer Wireless (SL) Ltd., completed construction of its first network deployment in Freetown.
[Sierra Leone] IFC invests $60 million in Sierra Rutile to support expansion, community development
02-07-2019 | 06:36:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a $60 million investment in Iluka Resources’ Sierra Rutile Limited to partner with the resources company as it expands its operations in Sierra Leone.
DBSA commits US$4.9m to Joule Africa’s hydropower project in Sierra Leone
18-06-2019 | 06:52:00
As Joule Africa enters the final stages in developing the Bumbuna II 143 MW hydropower project in Sierra Leone, DBSA has committed US$4.9 million to finance remaining project development activities.
ICAO appoints CAAi to strengthen aviation safety oversight in Sierra Leone
04-06-2019 | 06:10:00
CAA International (CAAi), the technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), is to assist the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) to strengthen its regulatory oversight capability.
[Sierra Leone] UNICEF offers software and machine learning support to The Directorate of Science Technology and Innovation
29-05-2019 | 07:00:12
UNICEF is collaborating with the Sierra Leone Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Office of the President, on a knowledge exchange partnership, around innovative Machine Learning techniques.
AgDevCo starts sourcing cocoa from 20,000 Sierra Leone farmers
08-05-2019 | 08:41:02
AgDevCo has made investment in Tradin Organic to source organic cocoa directly from certified small-holder farmers in Sierra Leone linking them to manufacturers in Europe, the USA and Asia.
Vimetco names Afreximbank financial adviser for $130-million Sierra Leone bauxite mine expansion project
17-04-2019 | 13:15:00
The African Export-Import Bank has been selected to serve as the exclusive financial adviser and mandated lead arranger for the $130-million bauxite mine expansion project by Sierra Mineral Holdings Limited.
Tiffany trains Africans to cut region-sourced diamonds
15-04-2019 | 08:55:00
More than a quarter of Tiffany's 1500 global diamond cutters and polishers are now based in Africa.
Two African Startups make it to Gray Matters Capital Calibrator program
13-03-2019 | 08:03:18
Two African startups, Kenya’s MumsVillage and Sierra Leone’s Mosabi have made it to the second cohort of Gray Matters Capital’s Calibrator program – GMC Calibrator.
Winch Energy to electrify 24 villages in Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids
12-03-2019 | 07:50:57
Winch Energy has signed a contract with the Ministry of Energy in Sierra Leone to provide electricity to 24 towns and villages in northern Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids.
[Sierra Leone] IFAD targets 34,000 households with $72 million project to boost food security and incomes
05-03-2019 | 07:07:54
About 34,000 vulnerable rural households in Sierra Leone will benefit from a new $72.6 million project that aims to improve food and nutrition security and raise the incomes of smallholder farmers.
South African Airways increases West African connectivity
28-02-2019 | 13:08:00
South African Airways has enhanced connectivity for its customers travelling to, from and beyond the West Africa region following the successful completion of a MOU with Africa World Airlines, the airline’s Ghanaian partners.
K3 Telecom launches its operations in Sierra Leone
30-01-2019 | 06:22:00
Telecom operator K3 Telecom, a subsidiary of the Swiss group K3 Telecom AG has launched its operations in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone launches $20 million project to support extractives sector governance
02-11-2018 | 12:54:47
The Government of Sierra Leone, in collaboration with the World Bank, has launched the second phase of the Extractive Industries Technical Assistance Project to support the artisanal mining sector in the country.
[Sierra Leone] Government picks Agrotop for $60m chicken project
24-09-2018 | 09:44:30
The government of Sierra Leone has chosen Agrotop, a global player in livestock turnkey projects to construct a large-scale layer and pullets farm at an investment of $60 million.
OROBO allows cross border remittances in West and East Africa
01-06-2018 | 06:49:00
OROBO, the newly-launched money transfer platform from Saana Holdings, is opening up cross- border remittance and bill-payments into Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Serria-Leone and supporting financial inclusion in West Africa.
Anglophone West African countries weather odds to project bright economic prospects, Ecobank research
23-04-2018 | 06:26:19
The economic forecast for Anglophone West Africa is looking brighter according to analysis by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published Anglophone West Africa section of its flagship financial website.
Globeleq, CDC and TCQ Power project break ground in Sierra Leone
07-03-2018 | 08:26:14
Globeleq, an independent power company in Africa, along with CDC Group plc (CDC) and TCQ Power, have celebrated the start of construction of the 57 MW Western Area Power Generation Project in Sierra Leone with a ground breaking event.
[Sierra Leone] Easy Solar receives funding from Acumen and Gaia Impact Fund to accelerate access to off grid solutions
23-02-2018 | 06:30:00
Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, and Gaia Impact Fund, a venture fund specializing in clean energy have announced their investment in Azimuth, trading as Easy Solar, a pay-as-you-go solar distribution company operating in Sierra Leone.
[Sierra Leone] Solar Park Freetown project is successfully inaugurated
20-12-2017 | 07:30:00
The Government of Sierra Leone is pleased to announce that Sierra Leone has undergone a number of critical steps leading up to the historic landmark event on 12th of December 2017, where the Solar Park Freetown project was inaugurated.
Sierra Leone parliament ratifies key Bumbuna II power project documents
05-12-2017 | 06:19:00
Following on from the Government of Sierra Leone’s signing of the 25-year Power Purchase and Implementation Agreements with Joule Africa in August 2017, these important project documents have now been ratified by the Sierra Leone Parliament.
[Startup Interview] Bockarie Banya, CEO, Dukanii UG, Sierra Leone
30-11-2017 | 11:49:00
At a time when Africa continues to enjoy increased continental trade and booming business with its international peers, technology has been hailed as a key driver to this success.
African Development Fund approves €48m grant finance for Guinea-Sierra Leone border road reconstruction
30-10-2017 | 07:33:00
The Boards of the African Development Bank Group have approved funding of €48 million from the African Development Fund for the reconstruction of the border road from Guinea to Sierra Leone.
AfDB approves $3m line of credit to Union Trust Bank Sierra Leone
27-10-2017 | 07:51:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a line of credit of US$ 3 million (synthetic local currency equivalent) to Union Trust Bank Sierra Leone to help finance projects and enterprises in transformational sectors.
ASKY Airlines to resume flights to Free Town, Monrovia and Banjul
23-10-2017 | 09:32:00
Ethiopian strategic partner, ASKY Airlines, has finalized preparations to resume services to and from the West African cities of Monrovia, Freetown and Banjul effective November 1, 2017.
Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone after acquisition
19-10-2017 | 06:08:00
Telecommunications operator Orange has launched launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone partners with RippleNami to to deepen ICT penetration
26-09-2017 | 06:11:58
Sierra Leone President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and RippleNami Inc., a blockchain systems solution provider, have announced a nationwide digitization program that will forever change Sierra Leone's global digital standing.
USAID to launch new country programs in West and Central Africa
25-09-2017 | 10:48:34
United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green has announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative , led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will launch new country programs.
Sierra Leonean Science Graduate Partners with London Restaurateur to Launch New African Supper Club
11-07-2017 | 10:44:39
Growing up in Sierra Leone and emigrating to England in her youth, Sylvia Browne has always enjoyed the West African cuisine and culture of her homeland.
[Column] Tony Elumelu: Demystifying African Business Myths
03-07-2017 | 08:30:00
Though the story line on Africa has progressed – it is no longer about “saving” Africa, but how best to promote investments in Africa – there is still work to be done to tackle inaccurate information about Africa that persists in mainstream media.
World Bank supports access to finance in Sierra Leone with collateral registry
20-06-2017 | 13:26:25
The World Bank has launched collateral registry in Sierra Leone, an innovative financial tool that will allow smaller businesses to use movable assets like machinery to access loans, helping them grow.
Public and Private Sector Leaders Join Forces to Unlock Private Investment in Sierra Leone
30-05-2017 | 01:04:45
Public and private sector leaders from across Sierra Leone and beyond met yesterday in Freetown to discuss ideas, initiatives and partnerships that can spur private investment.
Pioneer corporate governance board leadership training program opens in Sierra Leone
17-05-2017 | 11:54:00
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone has partnered with the International Finance Corporation to deepen the pool of board members within the business community capable of serving on company board of directors.
Sierra Leone bets on newly constructed Murray Town Jetty to tackle maritime threats
10-05-2017 | 14:10:46
Sierra Leone has officially unveiled a new purpose- built Murray Town Jetty which it is counting on to tackle the maritime industry’s greatest threats including unregulated fishing and smuggling.
[Sierra Leone] IFC in drive to encourage more women in management and boardroom positions
15-03-2017 | 10:04:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping women in Sierra Leone take their place in senior management and boardroom positions as part of its strategy to promote gender diversity and inclusion, and strengthen the country’s economy.
Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action launches Freetown Pitch Night
10-03-2017 | 13:07:01
Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA), a private sector development programme to facilitate economic growth in Sierra Leone, recently launched Freetown Pitch Night, a monthly event that gives entrepreneurs a platform to practice their business pitches while connecting them with the mentors, advisers, and business experts they need to grow their businesses.
[Sierra Leone] World Bank commits $4 million grant to the fisheries sector
01-03-2017 | 13:36:00
Sierra Leone will receive $4 million from the World Bank Group’s Global Environment Facility (GEF) for strengthening the national legal and regulatory framework, institutional development, strengthening fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities.
[Sierra Leone ] Government starts extension of Bo-Kenena electricity distribution system set to benefit 37,000 households
16-02-2017 | 05:30:00
The Government of Sierra Leone, with financial support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and UK Aid, also known as Department for International Development (DfID) has launched on Mondayvthe rehabilitation and extension of the Bo-Kenema Electricity Distribution System in Sierra Leone.