The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
Sierra Leone Tender and Business News
Ireland's Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP), a programme developed to support partnerships between Irish and African agri-food companies, just announces a call for applications to participate in the program.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a major pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer focuses on infrastructure, just added Kenya as its 15th member nation.
A new competition was just launched to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.
The Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network (GOGIN), a project of the European Union aimed at fighting crime at sea in conjunction with nineteen coastal countries on the African continent, just launched.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
24 new development projects were just launched under the 2016-17 round of Australia's Direct Aid Program to Africa (DAP).
A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.
Washington, D.C. based IFC, part of the World Bank Group, held an event to mark International Women's Day, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It held training to encourage companies it invests in to bring on women in senior management and boardroom positions, as part of its strategy to promote gender diversity and inclusion, and strengthen the country's economy.
In a move to raise awareness on the state of ocean fisheries off the coast of Africa, Greenpeace's ship My Esperanza has launched an eleven week tour through the region. The transit
The rehabilitation and extension of Sierra Leone's Bo-Kenema Electricity Distribution System just launched, thanks to the Government of Sierra Leone and funding from both UK Aid and the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The Natural Light Project, a program for manufacturing and distributing low cost solar lights for home use in rural areas worldwide, has now donated 20,000 solar lamps to be distributed in off-grid communities in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and in Malawi for the first time.
Recent legislation by the Government of Sierra Leone to open up the telecom sector to more competition now allows the use of VoIP for both national as well as international phone communications. Onlime SL, a subsidiary of UK-based Onlime (at www.onlime.com), has moved in fast on the opportunity, and just announced the launch of its all-new and exciting VoIP service for the first time in Sierra Leone.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a U.S. government development finance institution, recently brought a delegation of OPIC, U.S. government and other international executives to West Africa. The purpose was to meet with government and business leaders to discuss investments, now that the Ebola crisis has eased and local economies are reboujnding.
France's Orange (www.Orange.com) and its Senegal-based partner Sonatel have completed the acquisition of Sierra Leone mobile operator Airtel.
United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.
Energy projects from Nigeria, Madagascar and Sierra Leone were just awarded $7 million as an Access Power Co-Development Facility (ACF) to supply 100 MW of 100% renewable energy. The awards were announced by Access at the 18th annual Africa Energy Forum.
Momodu L. Kargbo, Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development (Governor, Bank of Sierra Leone during the Ebola Crisis), has issued a plea for partnerships in dealing with the increasing number and magnitude of humanitarian emergencies within Africa -- and around the world.
The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.
CMMB -Healthier Lives Worldwide– a leading international nonprofit health non-governmental organisation (NGO) – has pledged 500 million dollars to help implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– with a specific focus on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.
The World Health Organization just issued its latest Zika Virus situation report, including maps showing the spread of the virus worldwide and recommendations for those who are or may become infected.
The Government of Sierra Leone represented by the Ministry of Energy/Abu Dhabi, UAE, recently announced that Sierra Leone has made a number of critical steps to commence the implementation of the Solar Park Freetown Project.