Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Celebrates Country’s Media, Encourages Practitioners to be Innovative with Business Models

In essence, produce, promote, market, distribute, and deliver content in new ways to national, subregional, and international audiences

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has called on the country’s independent media to be more innovative with their business models, noting that the successes of his government, over the last four years, have been supported by a confident and more professional media. “But media practitioners also need to…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP assistance relieved thousands as hunger levels rose in Sierra Leone in 2021

WFP targeted the most vulnerable households, delivering assistance as food prices rose amidst widespread poverty and reduced incomes

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reached 540,000 people in Sierra Leone with lifesaving and resilience building assistance last year, helping them meet their basic food and nutritional needs amidst rising levels of hunger, partly due to the economic fallout from COVID-19. “Our assistance did not only help people…

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Africa’s Energy Community is at War

The framework in which the private sector operates needs to evolve

As the world debates climate change and whether we should be utilizing/monetizing gas and other natural resources, we must not lose sight that by 2050 nearly quarter of the world’s population (two and half billion people) will be living on the continent of Africa. In particular, the population of sub-Saharan…

Source: International Labour Organisation (ILO) |

Sierra Leone ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

Sierra Leone became the 99th Member State of the ILO to ratify the Convention

On 29 March 2022, Sierra Leone became the 99th Member State of the ILO to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006 ). It is the 23rd country in Africa, and the 9th in the West African subregion, to commit to this landmark instrument. The ratification of the MLC,…

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Solar Tyme seeks $1.75 Million in Funding for Solar Microgrid and Power Plant in Sierra Leone

The U.S. solar provider will install and operate the two projects on an Independent Power Producer and Build-Own-Operate basis

Solar Tyme USA, a Georgia-based solar installation and development company, has announced plans to raise new investments worth $1.75 million for the construction of a 200 KW solar microgrid power plant in Kumala and 50 KW solar system power plant in Liro, Sierra Leone. The two projects have been sanctioned…

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The Mano River Union: African Development Fund commits $88.2 Million for Road Development and Transport Facilitation in Liberia and Sierra Leone

The Mano River Union is an international association initially established between Liberia and Sierra Leone in 1973 under the Mano River Declaration

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund,  the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), on Wednesday approved $88.2 million in financing for the third phase of the Road Development and Transport Facilitation Programme for the Mano River Union (https://bit.ly/3iuTBvh). The Mano River Union is an international…

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Source: U.S. Embassy in Sierra Leone |

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: United States Donation of 502,200 COVID-19 Vaccines to Sierra Leone in March as U.S. Reaches Goal of 500 Million Vaccine Donations World-Wide

As of December 2021, the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children in Sierra Leone as young as 12 years old

With the arrival of just over 500,000 new vaccines from the United States in Sierra Leone in March alone, the United States reached an important milestone of 500 million vaccines donated world-wide. The 200,000 Pfizer vaccines donated March 17 and the 302,200 Johnson & Johnson vaccines donated March 15 are…

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Africa Making Progress on Tackling Gender-based Violence Thanks to Multi-sectoral Approach but Shortfalls Remain, Finds New Report

The report analyzed the diverse experiences of countries and identified good practices and strategies adopted to prevent, address, and eliminate FGM and other forms of GBV

A new report has found countries in Africa are making progress in addressing and preventing gender-based violence (GBV), including female genital mutilation (FGM), thanks to the adoption of the multi-sectoral approach (MSA) involving all stakeholders in the development and implementation of programs to protect and promote women’s and girls’ rights.…

Source: World Health Organization - Sierra Leone |

Sierra Leone Evaluates Progress on International Health Regulations Requirements and Health Security Capacity

The workshops were organized in four thematic groups with each group focusing on four to six technical areas

Sierra Leone has completed its annual health security capacity assessment and operational planning across various sectors aimed at strengthening implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR) in the country.  The assessments and planning were carried out through a series of multisector workshops on global health security which culminated in the…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala welcomes breakthrough on COVID-19 vaccine waiver

The European Union, India, South Africa and the United States is an essential element to any final deal

World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala today warmly welcomed the breakthrough among four WTO Members on a waiver of the Trade-Related Intellectual Property agreement for the production of vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a major step forward and this compromise is the result of many long and difficult…