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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
More than a quarter of Tiffany's 1500 global diamond cutters and polishers are now based in Africa.
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 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
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 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.
Telecom operator K3 Telecom, a subsidiary of the Swiss group K3 Telecom AG has launched its operations in Sierra Leone.
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.
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, 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
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, 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Telecommunications operator Orange has launched launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 from across Sierra Leone and beyond met yesterday in Freetown to discuss ideas, initiatives and partnerships that can spur private investment.
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 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.
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 (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 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
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.