Sierra Leone temporarily bans export of locally-produced rice, palm oil

By Olusegun A. Ogundeji – Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Joseph Dauda last week told his South African counterpart, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane that his country has given its approval for South Africa to open an Honorary Consul in Sierra Leone while looks forward to a reciprocity from South Africa.

The two met at the AU Summit in Addis Ababa. Ms. Nkoana-Mashabane said she was pleased by Sierra Leone’s intent and promised to offer assistance to facilitate the process. She also disclosed that an agreement has been reached for South Africa to provide funding for the project that would bring Cuban doctors to provide their services in Sierra Leone.

She however stated that a lease agreement for the stay of the doctors including information on their salaries, accommodation and transportation facilities would be needed before the fund would be released.