Lumley-Aberdeen Beach, Defacing Her Beauty

By Abu Bakarr Sulaiman Tarawally The Aberdeen-Lumley beach portrays the bastion of beauty in the capital, Freetown. This area defines beach tourism at most when its capacity in terms of…

Flying, But At What Cost To Us Mr. President?

John Baimba Sesay When a new government is elected to office, there is always a relish on the part of the presidency to travel to countries to familiarize itself with…

The State as the Superstructure

By Umaru Kamara Sierra Leone is in need of national dialogues on critical issues, not least those around good governance. The need to work towards fostering national cohesion and bring…

Law and the New Developmental State in West Africa

By Prof. Raymond A. Atuguba Before we focus on my sadness and anger about Sierra Leone, and about Africa generally, let us put that sadness and anger in a global…

Building a Genuinely Competitive and Efficient Local Business Sector Should Be Government’s Priority

 By Eric James & Memuna Forna In a recent article, Africa was described as the ‘last bastion of anti-competitive business practices’. At the rate that Sierra Leone is going, we…

Death Penalty: Abolish or Commit to the Moratorium

John Baimba Sesay Countries the world over continue to make great strides in abolishing the death penalty.  The AU as a body has seen greater strides in recent years.  For…

Banking Sector, the solution is digital

Economy Banking Sector, the solution is digital John Baimba Sesay The Bank of Sierra Leone has a critical role in ensuring an improved regulatory framework more so in providing effective…

Agriculture:

Food Self Sufficiency, Beyond the Political Rhetoric Sierra Leone’s economy is reliant on the agricultural sector which, by 2014, had contributed about 47.9 percent to Gross Domestic Product. It employs…

Tourism, a Game Changer in the Economy

By Sayoh Kamara Sierra Leone’s Tourism Industry appears to be on a new development trajectory under the Government of President Julius Maada Bio. It is considered as one of the…

Rape and sexual violence declared as national emergency

By Mary Foyah Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio on Thursday 7th February 2019 declared rape and sexual violence in the country as a national emergency. He outlined an ambitious…