Sierra Leone

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#9 – Deadly Seaweed Creeps Into Sierra Leone

A thick carpet of smelly seaweed has smothered beaches in Sierra Leone, threatening marine life as well as the country's tourism and fishing industries. Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

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#9 – Sierra Leone’s Cocoa Revival

A training programme for youth in Sierra Leone brings 4,500 hectares of land back to life through cocoa farming. Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

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#4 – Militias In Sierra Leone Take On New Threat

Working as a park ranger in the remote Gola Forest in southern Sierra Leone is a dangerous business, but Konneh is not afraid. Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

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#9 – Sierra Leone’s Wealthy Re-Emerge In A Country Hit Hard By Ebola

After the devastation of Ebola, nightlife is back in full-swing for the elite of Freetown. Get a glimpse of the scene and what it means for Sierra Leone. Read More >> Source: FT Wealth

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African Leaders: Two Inspiring Humanitarians that are also Political Leaders

This is the story of two inspiring African leaders: Graça Simbine Machel the former First Lady of Mozambique and of South Africa, and Zainab Bangura, the first woman to run for the Presidency in Sierra [...]

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Africa Finance Corporation Expands Into East Africa

Rwanda and Uganda brings AFC’s membership to 13 Rwanda and Uganda are the first East African countries to become members of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a leading development finance institution for infrastructure projects in Africa. [...]

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Top 3 Investment Opportunities in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, today, bears little resemblance to the late 1990s when a civil war left the country’s infrastructure and economy decimated. It also left behind 14 main ethnic groups who did not trust each other [...]

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Michaela DePrince: From “Spotty” to the Spotlight

“She has spots”, was the warning from care takers at the orphanage. Elaine DePrince didn’t care. She had travelled more than 4300 miles (close to 7000 kilometers) from New Jersey to Sierra Leone to adopt [...]

Momentum Investments: The African Growth Story

Lee Raymond, the retired CEO and chairman of ExxonMobil, once said: “It is the potential for economic growth that provides the basis for the development of countries, for bringing to people essential goods and services, [...]

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Should the Rest of Africa Be Higher on Your Corporate Agenda?

If you’re like many consumer products executives, the thought of pursuing growth in the rest of Africa seriously slows down when you consider the poverty, famine, political instability and risk–factors that would worry any business [...]